Midweek 8 February 2023

Let’s hear it for Lucy Fraser . Lucy is the new ‘culture secretary ‘ – the last one lasted about 4 months . Good for your pension Lucy – let’s be sure you’ll be a good / bad as previous ‘culture secretaries ‘ …. It may be a sign that the current socialist government doesn’t care too much about stuff like the BBC or OFCOM or the end of free speech . Just imagine – they still have a great big majority …

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520 Responses to Midweek 8 February 2023

  1. Kaiser says:

    me dad dah

    how about we take begum back and send the entire bbc to syria in return


    • JohnC says:

      I would be happy for BBC staff to be required to live in Afghanistan for 6 months – especially the clueless women they seem to be overwhelmingly staffed by these days – just so they can understand the real-world day-to-day existence in the religion they are totally lying about to cover up what they do.

      Then they might actually understand that you can’t overturn a brainwashed, stone-age cult by being nice to them and giving them everything they demand. They just demand more.


    • markh says:

      Kaiser- judging by the news reports they seem to be there already, when the last thing the authorities need is more people milling about.


  2. tomo says:


    Turkey would be better I reckon …


    • Guest Who says:

      Young, blonde… ‘investigative’ types?

      No minders in case a kindly village elder with tales to tell reckons they’ll do nicely now the wives and kids are under three sandwiched floors of the mosque and ground floor takeaway.


  3. BRISSLES says:

    SILENT WITNESS watch. Series 15 2012.

    Just as the media got wind of the Rotherham grooming gangs in 2011, up pops a storyline on SW a year later. Mini cab drivers in London of British Asian origin, grooming schoolgirls from the school gates. The graphics are harrowing of young girls drugged and locked in a room and being used for sex by a stream of Asian men.
    It should be shown to young girls in every school as a warning, particularly notice taken of the language used to describe the girls by these men.


  4. taffman says:

    As we pay millions of pounds to the French to stop the illegal migrants crossing the Channel and millions to put them up in hotels, why isn’t there much coverage on the BBC?
    GB news covers it. All the Tory MPs must be aware that their jobs are on the line. We are being invaded !


    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:


      “GB News covers it” You’re not up with the play. We all hate GB News now. We don’t watch it anymore! It’s just like the BBC now doncha know?
      One presenter is not renewing his contract and it’s all over.

      It’s like the Reform Party. Tice makes wrong remark re covid so we’re all done with him and his party now. Labour and more immigrants it is then..


      • JohnC says:

        It’s Leftist, socialist fascism yet again. The systematic oppression of opposing views (the definition before they changed it to exclusively be ‘right wing oppression’.

        I have watched in disbelief as the BBC have run relentless daily articles to get rid of Boris, Truss, Braverman, Zahami and now Raab. They deliberately kept individual points separate so they could run a new headline every day. And when they ran out of those, they ran headlines with quotes from Labour or the Lib Dems. And OFCOM did absolutely nothing. Because they are as politically corrupt as the BBC.

        We are living in the modern equivalent of the 1930’s. This time the socialists are doing it on a global scale with the BBC right in the middle of it.


      • taffman says:

        Yasser Dasmibehbi
        living in the remote part of these islands we are a little out of touch.
        And who would you recommend then?


      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        I recommend you look up “sarcasm”.

        And it wasn’t aimed at you. On the contrary.


  5. Terminal Moraine says:

    Fact checking, conspiracy-busting duo Marianna & Merlyn with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of their detective work. They must have been given special clearance to reveal their brilliance from Frappuccino Central Headquarters… it’s the sort of thing that might impress a 14yr old on her first work experience. Maybe.

    Christ it’s depressing to think people like this are influencing the country’s epistemic understanding.


    • JohnC says:

      Syria earthquake: Crowds chat ‘God is great’ as family pulled alive from rubble

      Should be ‘chant’ of course – well done BBC children – but it is far more than a simple chant. It is fanatical religion at work by people who believe 100% that whether they live or die depends entirely on Allahs will.

      If you watch ANY video of Muslim terrorists or those involved in causing the deaths of others, they are ALL shouting this repeatedly over and over. In the videos of the war in Syria, hundreds of them scream it at the same time.

      Here the BBC try to make is seem like a good thing by using the English version. It was the last thing many infidels heard as their head was removed by ISIS with a knife.


    • JohnC says:

      ‘How did we investigate online videos and posts about earthquakes hitting Turkey and Syria?’

      Gutter level Ambulance chasing ‘journalism’ trying to cash-in on a disaster.

      I’ve been reading the BBC reports on this and they are far more interested in ’empathy’ than facts. They take great delight in describing people stood round fires and – I kid you not – ‘nowhere to charge their mobile phones’. Utterly out of context with what has happened.

      Exactly the same as their coverage of Ukraine. Nobody who gets their news from the BBC has any sense of what is really happening out there. They think it’s all Russia bombing civilians and babies being rescued.

      I honestly believe the ‘new generation’ BBC staff wet their panties and get excited when something like this happens. It’s a chance to write that article they have dreamed of and make their name as someone with true empathy for the plight of others. When in fact it’s nothing more than shallow virtue-signalling and selfish ambition.


      • Guest Who says:

        Grief porn is an industry, especially imagery.

        Think vultures, beaches…

        Awards all round.

        Clearly global responses needed, though one suspects it will be shy from certain areas closer.

        And calls for all the civil engineers in the region now homeless to be put up in a Holiday Inn here and express disappointment at the WiFi.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Where’s orla ? Where’s Fergal ? There are awards to be won on the back of the dead


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Terminal

      Look like iPhone headphones in the toktit video. Very expensive and surely these aren’t very “green” – but hey the bBC lectures us whats acceptable and not


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Her team’.



    • MarkyMark says:

      White Helmets group members admit to staging chemical attacks in Syria, Russian study finds


      AT LEAST 40 members of pseudo-humanitarian group the White Helmets have admitted to staging chemical attacks in Syria, according to a new study by a Russian think tank.

      ^^ Morning Star.


    • Docmarooned says:

      Wow! TicTok a valuable resource for moronic self important make believe correspondents.


  6. andyjsnape says:

    McDonald’s manager ‘exposed himself in front of me’

    Frontpage “news” in the bBC world, happened back in 2018



    • JohnC says:

      I particularly like that story because it illustrates perfectly the complete hypcorisy and double standards of the BBC.

      They totally ignored it when their new “Top Gear’ star was ‘exposed’ for much worse.

      Chris Evans hit with fresh bullying claims and revelations that ‘expose himself to staff’

      ‘It was as regular as clockwork… with lots of wiggling’

      ‘Another alleged former colleague, TV producer Nicola Gooch added: ‘I was subjected to that.

      Well let’s see how long before this gets out and whether the BBC will want to cover up – figuratively speaking – again.’

      ‘In the Facebook discussion, the group blasted Evans as a bully, with former Top Gear producer Lisa Clark’s husband, Dan McGrath, saying: ‘It’s so sad nothing has changed over the past 15 years (Leopards & spots)

      ‘Does he still believe, even at 50 its worth being properly sh***y to people to get the results he wants?’’

      THIS is the real BBC. Nasty scum who have no problem whatsoever with lies and extreme double-standards when it suits them.


    • Guest Who says:

      His nickname ‘Mac’?


  7. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News – vintage –

    1 earthquake in Muslim countries
    1A Biden/Obama reads an autocue in US
    2 sex harrasment in McDonald’s
    3 green crap and HS2
    4 wimmins ‘book prize – damn men
    5 coloured US basketball player wtf

    There might have been something else but it becomes a long ‘hummm’….


    • 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.


  8. Fedup2 says:


    Biden worship
    Far left Sarah Smith all excited about Biden reading the autocue without many gaffes . ‘He is famous for his ‘gaffes ‘ she said – well that’s a revelation . And apparently his speech will be followed by the announcement the 80 year old will run for a second term – meaning he will be finished at 86 .

    She also said that the Obama gang have already fixed the vote again so no worries – no need to campaign or give press conferences or interviews – just like the last time ….


    • Guest Who says:

      Saz got a BBC Nah compilation of Little Joe’s first steps… mainly up into aircraft.


  9. gb123 says:

    It seems like The “Government” are using Monty Python as a template for creating more useless departments and deckchair rearranging. The Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things seems to fit really well.


    • MarkyMark says:

      In January 2018, prime minister Theresa May accepted the final report’s recommendations, creating a ministerial lead for loneliness, with the intention that the new role will ensure loneliness reduction remains an enduring parliamentary priority.


  10. Fedup2 says:

    I disagree – I think the job experience opportunities for non entity blue labour MPs will be of value when they lose their seats in a year – getting some other non – job with a gong / bung attached ….

    Elsewhere I turned off ‘today ‘ because they had a procession of Islamics after money for their earthquake – maybe the red nose thing will dump another load of honest cash in dodgy bank accounts …
    When I turned the radio back on some woman was on about wimmin writing books ( men are all b stards ) – and that wimmin don’t get the ‘recognition ‘ they deserve – I thought – JK Rowling ? – but maybe she’s not a woman any more ….
    Dyke / queer /trannie fbooks must follow …..

    Also – the plod rapist who got 30 years will probably be demanding a cell in a woman’s’ prison sometime soon . Personally I think the death penalty was more appropriate – but maybe he’ll be ‘good’ enough to get topped or top himself . …


  11. JohnC says:

    SNP MP Stewart McDonald’s emails hacked by Russian group

    ‘So what’ I thought for the headline but went in just to see which MP we are talking about as the front page just says ‘MP’. I suspected it would not be a Tory because the BBC would only be interested in the actual emails for that.

    To my surprise it is a lengthy article padded out with the most pointless detail.

    And then:
    “An incident has been reported to us and we are providing the individual with support,” a spokesperson for the NCSC told the BBC.
    Why on Earth are the BBC following it up ?.

    Then we get to the reason this SNP MP has been given this special treatment:

    ‘”If it is indeed a malicious state-backed group, then, in line with what I’ve seen elsewhere, I expect them to dump some of the information online.

    “And I can expect them to manipulate and fake some of that content and I want to get out ahead of that to ensure any disinformation attack against me is discredited before it’s even published,’

    There it is : the BBC are already using their reach to defend him against disinformation even before they know what any of it is. Sounds a lot like he has something to hide – which is probably why he was hacked in the first place.

    Or maybe they already know and he’s a friend to be protected. You can be absolutely sure a Conservative MP would not be given such treatment.

    I particularly like this bit:
    ‘The British government has not formally accused the Russian state of being behind the group or the hacks but within the wider cyber-security community the group has been identified as linked to Russia’s intelligence services.’

    An absolutely typical BBC statement which is designed to make you think something without providing any evidence whatsoever.

    By the BBC’s ‘Gordon Corera’ – author of ‘Russians Among Us’ which he proudly advertises on his twitter account right next to telling us he works for the BBC and advertises in a pinned tweet right at the top of his feed.

    And linked from it I see:

    ‘Royal Mail hit by Russia-linked ransomware attack’

    No BBC. Not Russia. Russian criminals. Which I freely admit they have plenty. As do we.


  12. Guest Who says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      Nadine Dorries plans to target Ofcom over ‘bias towards the BBC’ as officials raise concerns that 10 out of 14 of regulator’s content board members used to work at the broadcaster
      The Culture Secretary is expected to examine the regulator’s role as part of an upcoming review into the Corporation’s complaints process
      Officials have raised concerns that out of the 14 members of Ofcom’s Content Board, ten are ex-BBC employees
      Over the past two years, only one complaint about the Corporation was investigated by Ofcom, out of 418 referred to it by the BBC

      PUBLISHED: 00:09, 2 January 2022 | UPDATED: 00:16, 2 January 2022


  13. Sluff says:

    On Today this morning, an arts feature.

    Some women’s writing clique has noticed that a certain writing prize, open to all, is won more by men than women.

    So they are going to create a new prize for the same thing, which will only be open to women.

    Less equality. More ‘Animal Farm’.

    Which category will apply to various transgender individuals was not made clear. Give it time.


  14. Sluff says:

    BBC are raving about sleep Joe’s State of the Union address.
    No change there.


    • Guest Who says:

      Lost me after first three words.


    • tomo says:

      The Absolute State of The Union – morelike


    • JohnC says:

      If it were Trump, they would be immediately demanding a drugs-test to see if he was on speed.

      I remember the government medical officer in the US saying that when Trump was in office, the media were demanding mental competency tests on him all the time. Then when Biden got ‘elected’, they immediately stopped.

      THAT is the free-press in the world we live in today. We are in the midst of a fascist Leftist revolution – aka ‘The Great Reset’.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News – a ‘man ‘ has been charged with the abduction of an 11 tear old girl in Galashiels … no names …. Now as readers know – this is usually a technique the bbc uses to deflect a ‘bad image ‘ of Muslims …..

    …. But it the Scottish Sun which gives the game away . The man is known as ‘Amy ‘ and he / she /it a the local butcher ….

    …appearing in court today – over to you SnP …

    But on the upside – at least he / she / it wasn’t a plod


  16. Guest Who says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      What are the Panama Papers?
      The files show how Mossack Fonseca clients were able to launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid tax.

      In one case, the company offered an American millionaire fake ownership records to hide money from the authorities. This is in direct breach of international regulations designed to stop money laundering and tax evasion.

      It is the biggest leak in history, dwarfing the data released by the Wikileaks organisation in 2010. For context, if the amount of data released by Wikileaks was equivalent to the population of San Francisco, the amount of data released in the Panama Papers is the equivalent to that of India.

      You can find our special report on the revelations here.



      United Kingdom
      Michael Ashcroft, retired Member of the House of Lords[71]
      Tony Baldry, former Member of the House of Commons[72]
      David Davies, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence[73]
      Michael Mates, former Member of the House of Commons[74]
      Pamela Sharples, Member of the House of Lords[75]


  17. Guest Who says:

    Time for a gay Spad to whip out his smartphone…


  18. andyjsnape says:

    Zelensky in first UK visit since invasion of Ukraine

    Question:- Whats he after and surely he needs to sort things at home


    • Fedup2 says:

      Probably got a few suitcases of cash to take back via Switzerland …..Boris will be like a rash ….


      • Charlie Farley says:

        Returning with Missiles as hand luggage plus Challenger Tank instruction books for when he sells them on !


  19. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole…

    ‘Ere, ‘ere…

    “King approves minimalist image for new stamps”

    Recall the Woody Allen fillum ‘Sleeper’?


    • MarkyMark says:

      “King approves minimalist image for new stamps”
      Clarence House said Prince Charles received charitable donations and the correct processes were followed regarding those donations after a British newspaper reported the Prince of Wales once accepted a suitcase containing €1 million ($1.05 million) in cash from a Qatari politician.26 Jun 2022


  20. MarkyMark says:

    Downing Street has just announced that President Zelenskyy is to visit the UK today for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. During a whistlestop tour, he’ll visit Rishi in No. 10 this morning, address parliament, and visit training Ukrainian troops.


    UKRAINE BORDER – sacred.
    UK BORDER – porous.



    • Dickie says:

      Wonder if the visit will be held in front of a green screen


      • MarkyMark says:

        Ukrainian town names street after ‘hero’ Boris Johnson
        The road near Odesa to be named after Britain’s PM is a country lane with overgrown vegetation

        Sam Hancock
        Monday 25 April 2022 13:19


    • kingkp says:

      The Ukrainians as well as the Albanians will be extremely useful when the gloves come off once people start actually realising what is going on. The introduction of the 15 minute digital jail should be a clue. The Romans sent foreign troops to the various provinces they needed to control when it got ugly. There is nothing new under the sun.


  21. MarkyMark says:

    Watch the State of the Union live on @WhiteHouse and @POTUS social media or visit whitehouse.gov/sotu.

    In her State of the Union address on 15 September 2021, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined flagship initiatives which the Commission plans to undertake in the coming year. They will among others include:

    Continuing the vaccination efforts in Europe and speeding up vaccination globally, as well as strengthening the pandemic preparedness
    Working on closing the climate finance gap, together with our global partners
    Leading the digital transformation that will create jobs and drive competitiveness, while ensuring technical excellence and security of supply
    Ensuring fairer working conditions and better healthcare, and creating more opportunities for Europe’s youth to benefit from the European social market economy
    Stepping up our cooperation on security and defence, and deepening EU’s partnership with closest allies
    Defending European values and freedoms, and protecting the rule of law


  22. Guest Who says:

    Sweetie Pie needs to get Team Springster on it for OFCOM.

    This combo of Beeboid and ex Beeboid kapos is downright sinister.


  23. Guest Who says:

    Beeboid clubs.

    Inclusive, and excluding. Depending.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC journalist says her family will pay slavery reparations
      BBC journalist Laura Trevelyan says her family is apologising ‘for the role our ancestors played in enslavement’ on the Caribbean island


      Danegeld (/ˈdeɪnɡɛld/;[1] “Danish tax”, literally “Dane yield” or tribute) was a tax raised to pay tribute or protection money to the Viking raiders to save a land from being ravaged. It was called the geld or gafol in eleventh-century sources. It was characteristic of royal policy in both England and Francia during the ninth through eleventh centuries, collected both as tributary, to buy off the attackers, and as stipendiary, to pay the defensive forces. The term danegeld did not appear until the late eleventh century. In Anglo-Saxon England tribute payments to the Danes was known as gafol and the levy raised to support the standing army, for the defense of the realm, was known as heregeld (army-tax).


      Sandra Birgitte Toksvig OBE is a Danish-British writer, comedian and broadcaster on British radio, stage and television. She is also a political activist, having co-founded the Women’s Equality Party in 2015.

      Danes to pay UK!!!


  24. MarkyMark says:

    Fact-checking President Biden’s State of the Union speech
    By CNN staff
    Updated 2:18 AM EST, Wed February 8, 2023



  25. tomo says:

    I wonder if “the police” are going to actually appear actually inside online games?


    BBC to launch a new channel to address the gamers?


  26. AsISeeIt says:

    Promoted to top spot in the BBC online press line up this morning we have the celebrity news heavy, left-leaning, advertising freesheet, the Metro.

    The world’s most popular free newspaper – runs the masthead motto – I think they mean to say the world’s most widely distributed freebie giveaway.

    The revealed preference, for a paper we have to pay for, is of course The Sun

    Supermarkets make a science out of the choice of shelf they put the product they most wish to push. Be it own brand or household name.

    Top shelf, so to speak, frontpage feature in the Metro today we find: Now Netflix aim to make Duke sweat… Blockbuster show on THAT interview – this show, apparently, is a redo set to be up there with Frost/Nixon, 2008, starring Michael Sheen, scoring a whopping 93% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes (Audiences being almost as keen… 88%)

    Truth is out there: X-Files star Gillian Anderson plays Emily Maitlis in Scoop (Metro, photo credits going to: BBC/Rex/Getty)

    Personally, I think they’ve flattered her a bit. But we all have our favourites, right?

    Jaundiced old Mr AsI would have liked to see this made-for-subscription TV feature-length show titled Interview with the Vampire – homaging Tom Cruise and Brad Pitts’ gothic horror flick rather than nicking the title Scoop, Evelyn Waugh’s satire on foreign journalism (although there’s a certain irony there for the literary-minded). Take your pick as to whether you envisage Andrew or the late-night late-BBC biased bloodsucker as the bigger horror show Vamp.

    Aside from showbiz fluff, in terms of news, the Metro goes with: Met rapist gets 30 years ‘A scar on our police’… You used job to take monstrous advantage, says judge

    Reminds us of that other London copper Wayne Couzens who identified himself as a police officer and – under cover of Lockdown powers – handcuffed Sarah Everard and placed her in his car before driving her to near Dover where he raped and strangled her, before burning her body and disposing of her remains in a nearby pond.

    Whereas that latter shocking case was signalled as a clear sign of toxic masculinity: The toxic culture which led to Sarah Everard’s murder won’t change until men accept this is our issue too (Ian Birrell, feminist ally, writing for inews)

    Quite rightly, in that murder case the authorities threw the book – such as it is these days – more flimsy paperback edition than leather-bound tome – at the perp

    In July 2022, Couzens’s appeal against his whole-life sentence was rejected by the Court of Appeal

    Now our media have a certain unspoken cultural permission with this sort of thing – as exemplified in the more recent case – to go full old-fashioned hang ’em and flog ’em…

    Met rapist’s ‘lenient’ sentence to be reviewed… predator police office avoids whole life sentence (Telegraph) – steady on, remember that old saying ‘might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb’

    In other crime news

    Man admits treason charge over Queen crossbow threat… A man who arrived at Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow and told a protection officer “I am here to kill the Queen” has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Treason Act… “I’m an Indian Sikh, a Sith. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones.” (BBC) – a couple of Star Wars references there – and if ever there was a case for:

    Prevent accused of treating terrorism like a mental illness rather than a threat in official report. Officials have been too focused on addressing the ‘personal vulnerabilities’ of extremists and neglected ideological beliefs, findings say (Telegraph)

    And as they say at the close of many a podcast – anything else we want to shill…?

    Fawlty Towers returns… John Cleese, 83, will write it again and star as Basil Fawlty… which will spark a TV bidding war (The Sun)


  27. MarkyMark says:

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be questioned as part of a US defamation case brought by Meghan’s half-sister.

    Samantha Markle is suing Meghan for “defamation and injurious falsehoods” following the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.

    She alleges she was defamed when Meghan “falsely and maliciously” said she was “an only child”.

    Prince Harry Says He Can’t Have ‘Peace’ Without the Truth
    by Sheiresa Ngo | More Articles: Royal family
    Published on
    February 6, 2023
    | Comments (1)


  28. MarkyMark says:

    The report, entitled “Smoothing the cliff edge: supporting MPs at their point of departure from elected office”, looks at the legitimate problem faced by politicians who’ve maybe served in the Commons for over a decade, before quickly realising they have no real-world transferable skills to help them get a new job afterwards.

    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


  29. MarkyMark says:

    “The report also suggests MPs should be awarded certificates to set out the “core skills which Members use.””


    These politicians need to be corralled in truth and laughed at.

    I found this video and couldn’t believe it – look at everyone else’s faces.
    “… this liberal (Maxine Waters) will be all about socialising, urm, um, errm, (edited video where she looks down at book Communist Manifesto for Dummies) , urm, um, errm, would be about basically taking over and the Government running all your companies.”

    A bit of background before you start watching Diane Abbott in action. The Lord Harris Review (oct2016) on terror attacks said we should put up barriers (recommendation 31) on the Bridges in London to protect pedestrians, Diane had not read or forgotten the report – who if elected would be in charge of our homeland security.

    Another Diane Abbott car crash 3 days before the election (youtube 05Jun2017)
    GE#17 // Labour(Hackney) // Diane Abbott // Votes 42,265 // share 75.1% // change+12.2 // The People Love Her!


  30. Flotsam says:

    Staffordshire soldier Daniel Abed Khalife in court on terror charges
    He is described as an “officer” but curiously I can’t find his rank anywhere.

    Incidentally there used to be very strong rules regarding the nationality and origin of armed forces recruits. We shall see.



    • MarkyMark says:


    • StewGreen says:

      The Express is the only real source using the term “Serving British Army officer”

      I guess the writer would write “serving police officer”
      so thinks it’s OK to write “army officer”
      which is wrong cos all police are officers, but not all army are

      There’s a LinkedIn profile
      “Daniel Khalife
      Network Engineer
      British Army
      Sep 2018 – Present4 years 6 months

      Stafford, England, United Kingdom”
      He did 2 computer courses in 2021


    • Rob in Cheshire says:


      The press are ignorant of ranks. They call the plod “officers” whatever their rank, and somehow think they can transfer that over to the army.


  31. Zephir says:

    Zelensky visits UK no doubt checking his investments.

    Meanwhile the never mentioned democratically elected president of Ukraine still in exile after refusing to join the EU.


  32. StewGreen says:

    Lefty activist Diane Skidmore on TalkTV
    “people are working, but the wages are not good enough”

    JHB “if you have two parents working full-time, on minimum wage, the amount of tax credits, housing benefit another benefits then you’re not living in poverty”

    “there’s a gap between, the report says this about that
    The answer is some kind of equality
    For heating, for a start 92 percent of taxpayers money is going straight to fossil fuel companies,
    which are already making a huge profit, so that’s wrong for starters”

    What’s she mean there ?
    The government gives the poor energy credits, that clearly does NOT go straight to energy companies
    The poor are supposed to spend that money on energy
    So largely is does go to their energy retailer
    who passes it to their suppliers like power stations.
    Which is supposed to be a big chunk “renewables” then gas/coal and nuclear.
    Those power stations then pay their suppliers like world gas suppliers
    So your £1 gets split up with less than 50p being used to pay for fossil fuels.
    So I see no 92%.


  33. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    With the excellent Mark Steyn now constructively dismissed from GB News I wonder if there’s a trick being missed here.

    Mark has consistently told truths that other channels keep secret.
    He has been told to sign a contract making him liable to be fined by the bbbc led ofcom lefty bunch of crooks.

    As he broadcasts the truths others will keep hidden then an ofcom trial would be a great way of getting the truth out into the open.
    Just imagine ofcom trying to prove the ‘vaccine’ is as harmless as they want us to believe and Mark brings in hundreds of witnesses such as Vicki Spitt and respected statisticians like Jamie.
    How much publicity would that get.
    The more they try to get him the deeper in it they get as more inconvenient truths come out.

    Even if they managed to fine him I would bet crowdfunding would be set up to pay it. I would definitely contribute.

    Sign the contract Mark, get back on GBN and look forward to ofcom trying to silence you.
    You have huge support Mark.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Elsewhere – here – someone suggested ‘we’ no longer support GBNews because Steyn has been fired . The poster misses the issue about the lack of support from employees of that station – which some ( me ) consider almost as bad .

      Those 2 reasons – as well as the ‘pivot ‘ to the ‘approved’ with kidult presenters – are a combination for me to dump it and hope it fails soon .

      To me – it was the last hope – that there might be an alternative view of the world – and not just the woke liberal crap the population has to pay for and endure .

      However – if just one presenter goes fully public – on camera – condemning the action of GB news – then there would be a small ‘victory ‘ for the dying ‘free speech ‘…

      Sites like this have a limited future …


      • MarkyMark says:

        2017 …

        From John Gatto, it’s not just children that don’t want to know about the real working world anymore. Swap child for adults in the following article …

        The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This defies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of what big people were up to was always the most exciting occupation of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days and who can blame them? Toys are us. … Time for a return to democracy, individuality, and family. I’ve said my piece. Thank you. {naturalchild.org – john gatto – jan1990}

        relates to Westerners: Guilty of Reading the News {atestoneinstitute.org 27sep2017}

        – this is also why NewsPapers should link to a report if it is mentioned and not make it paywall’d



    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The trouble is that Mark would not conduct his own defence, GB News would. Since their compliance officer is “Ofcom’s bitch”, Mark can clearly have no confidence in their defence, added to which they proposed that he personally would have to pay any fines. I can quite see why he told them to stuff it.


  34. StewGreen says:

    Today’s Google doodle
    “Mama Cax
    American-Haitian model”


    • MarkyMark says:

      In celebration of Black History Month, today’s doodle honours Haitian American model and advocate for people with disabilities, Mama Cax who challenged the fashion industry’s standard of beauty by wearing her prosthetic leg on the runway.


    • StewGreen says:

      Radio4 chooses to promote another US black person today


      • MarkyMark says:

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


      • BRISSLES says:

        StewGreen. Who ????


  35. StewGreen says:

    TalkTV caller saying East Yorkshire Council has sent out a special letter
    saying that they appreciate that some Muslim pupils will miss their free school meals cos they will be doing fasting
    So such pupils will be able get vouchers to redeem at most supermarkets.


  36. G.W.F. says:

    Zelenski is coming Get your Ukrainian Pies and tell the the Ruskie soldiers bye bye.

    Hope they play it at the Coronation.


    • Fedup2 says:

      PMQ – hey there’s a new kid in town – the Zelensky Show – complete with guys wearing military gear and the full security show …
      But where is nut nut ? Surely he should get a walk on but part ?
      Meanwhile trivial stuff like strikes and anything domestic is dumped – except for a desperate plea for the burghley horse thing to be given PM support to aid ‘the local economy ‘ – I’m sure the starving of burghley will be chuffed …


      • MarkyMark says:



      • JohnC says:

        Stop it – you are reminding me about our pet troll who demonstrated how much he hates our history when he tried to say the ex-comedian Zelensky wearing an olive drab shirt for official state visits it is the same as when ex-soldier Churchill wore a boiler suit for comfort when working.

        What a farce this is – and it’s embarassing how we are going along with it.

        I wonder where maxi has got to and if he is wears a clown suit when he meets important people (eg at the DHSS office for another interview).


        • maxincony says:


          …who demonstrated how much he hates our history…

          Yeah, whatever you say, John. The photo was of Churchill wearing one of his “siren suits” (not a boiler suit) and was taken when he met with Roosevelt at the White House.


          • JohnC says:

            ‘Similar in style to boilersuits worn by many workers, including mechanics, bricklayers, and tank crews to protect their standard clothing, the siren suit was invented by Winston Churchill’

            ‘The siren suit allowed Churchill to be woken in the middle of the night, either as a result of an air raid or pressing news, and be dressed within a minute, hence its name siren suit. In fact Churchill had worn similar garments before the war including boiler suits and overalls for both work around Chartwell and painting. ‘

            ‘In Washington in 1943 to see President Roosevelt, Churchill wore his famous siren suit, which he delightedly displayed for American cameramen. This suit, which he had specially made, could, he claimed, be zipped on in less than a minute, thus saving valuable time for decisions of state.’

            Tell me in what way this is equivalent to Zelensky wearing an olive drab T-shirt for every state visit (including when addressing our government) with no other motive apart from to make everyone think this comedian with no military experience whatsoever is paying a quick visit from the front line ?.

            You make what you are very obvious when you post maxi. But like the BBC, you are so full of hate you cannot see it.

            Get yourself a mirror.


            • maxincony says:


              Congratulations for finally learning some history, John.

              Tell me in what way this is equivalent to Zelensky wearing an olive drab T-shirt for every state visit…

              In what way is Zelensky wearing a faux military uniform for the media equivalent to Churchill wearing a faux military uniform for the media? This is your question? Seriously?


        • StewGreen says:

          It doesn’t really matter to me
          but all photos show that when Churchill was inside addressing Congress in 1941 he was wearing formal attire with a bow tie.

          Such dress is conventional, but it’s theatrical too.


    • Dickie says:

      Ukranian Pie Song. Ugh – Yuk – fingers down ones throat. Prefer this:


  37. andyjsnape says:

    ‘I’m obsessed with my smart meter’

    Oww look I turned on the lights and it cost me – but surely you needed to turn the lights on, so have achieved nothing

    Reminds me when the bBC were promoting Brexit survival kits

    I guess with 23,000 staff the bBC can find these people


  38. MarkyMark says:

    “Despite being found guilty of breaching sleaze rules in the Lords a couple of days ago, you’d be hard-pressed to have read anything about Lord Barwell’s standards breach in the mainstream press.”



  39. StewGreen says:

    More Or Less
    News said “Dramatic change in census results as more people identify as British rather than English”
    …. prog “blah, blah. blah”

    Expert “of course they did ,cos you changed the option boxes
    people tick the first box
    that used to be English
    and you changed the order so now the first box says British”

    I wonder if the Nudge Unit helped out there ?


  40. StewGreen says:

    Daily Mail lays into Amol Rajan
    Am I the only one who finds Amol Rajan’s bumptiousness putting me off my cornflakes?His many fans think Today’s new star is an unstuffy breath of fresh air. But his critics – led by CHRISTOPHER HART – take a different view

    Ever since he joined the BBC from The …
    screenshot https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fob1zfmWAAIUuu_?format=jpg&name=orig


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC media editor Amol Rajan tells director general Lord Hall about his colleagues’ fears the corporation is becoming ‘the broadcasting wing of the BLM movement’
      Outgoing director-general Tony Hall appeared on The Media Show yesterday
      BBC media editor Amol Rajan asked him about his tenure as head of the BBC
      Mr Rajan said listeners and BBC colleagues had ‘deep concern’ that ‘the BBC has in effect become the broadcasting wing of the Black Lives Matter movement’

      PUBLISHED: 13:44, 27 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:46, 27 August 2020



    • BRISSLES says:

      I have to agree with the Mail. I find it hugely insulting to the country I was born in (however bad I think it is), when I listen to immigrants (British passports or not) who have arrived here at any age – in Rajan’s case when he was 3, and who start castigating these lands and the Royal Family as irrevelant !

      How bloody dare they ! yes we have our faults as does the RF, but their parents were quick enough to come here like scalded c….ks, when the opportunity arose. Would Rajan and his ilk have the cushy jobs they have now if it wasn’t for the monarchy stamped on our passports ? no. My blood boils when these ‘aliens to our land” start complaining. Ungrateful gits. And yes I would say that to Rajan’s face.


  41. Flotsam says:

    PMQ’s today. Starmer attempted to upstage Sunak today with a serial series of “questions” praising Ukraine and Zelensky. An all too obvious attempt to upstage Sunak and the Government. To me Starmer made himself look like the prick lawyer he is.
    Sunak missed an open goal by not bringing up the Communist and Russian sympathisers in the Labour bench. Corbyn was one of them and Starmer was at his side.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Labour conference: Wrong to say that only women have a cervix, says Keir Starmer
      MP Rosie Duffield staying away from Brighton gathering over online threats

      Andrew Woodcock
      Political Editor
      Sunday 26 September 2021 13:54


  42. Eddy Booth says:

    “President Zelensky is beginning his address to great applause. He is speaking in English and says he’s here to represent Ukrainian warriors.”

    Globalist puppet Kicks off with a joke.


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Ok – I’m a cynic – always prepare for the worst – so the second part of the zelensky show carries on with the Westminster Hall gig . A combined target audience of MPs and Peers – something like 1200 … putin wouldn’t waste one of his high speed missiles on such a useless target ….

    … there was the tang of one of those soviet / North Korean type occasions where everyone has to clap . To me = zelensky rambled and repeated and I switched off ….

    .. I hope the taxpayers of the UK get something real after supporting Ukraine – somehow I think we will get nothing but trouble ….


  44. StewGreen says:

    Ian Collins is describing Greg Hands as a Super Remainer
    and asking why Sunak made him Chair of the Tory Party

    And why create a Secretary of State for Net Zero ?


  45. StewGreen says:

    No news about the man arrested in Belper for explosives 5 days ago


  46. MarkyMark says:

    Boris told Rishi not to prevaricate on sending F-35 planes to Ukraine, as it was inevitable we’d send them in the end. Rishi prevaricated, claiming Ukrainian soldiers would struggle to learn how to use them.



  47. StewGreen says:

    Sheffield man found guilty of 6 counts of fraud from the time he was a Labour MP

    A former MP who submitted fake expenses of nearly £20,000 to fund his cocaine habit has been convicted of fraud.

    Jared O’Mara, who represented Sheffield Hallam from 2017 to 2019, was thousands of pounds in debt to a drug dealer
    O’Mara was found guilty at trial of six counts of fraud and cleared of two.
    Co-defendant Gareth Arnold was found guilty of three counts of fraud and not guilty of three.
    John Woodliff was cleared of a single charge of fraud.
    O’Mara and Arnold are due to be sentenced on Thursday.


  48. MarkyMark says:

    CRITICAL! Why The Middle Class Is About To Get Decimated!


  49. MarkyMark says:

    Reuters photographer Hannah McKay has been named as The British Press Photographers’ Association Press Photographer of the Year for 2022.


    William and Kate fly to US to promote prince’s environmental prize
    This article is more than 2 months old
    Days later, Harry and Meghan will head to New York for human rights award, with no plans for brothers to meet


    • StewGreen says:

      Was that the same Reuters photographer that staged photos outside Cummings house ?
      No, that was a different one