211 Responses to Start the Week 20th February 2023

  1. Deborah says:


    Not watching the BBC sometimes leaves me blissfully unaware. The Daily Mail is stating after the havoc caused by storm Otto, there is now temperatures of minus 7 expected. Was there havoc? Here we had just enough wind to blow a few leaves out the garden and about 5 minutes of rain.

    I am still worrying more about Grant Shapps and net zero. Could the BBC find out what qualifications Bill Gates holds in climatology that provides his expertise in advising the U.K. government on net zero. However the BBC’s agenda stops them even asking if the tweet was real.


    • StewGreen says:

      OK our wind here isn’t storm force
      The weather app says 15mph but staying in that l=range until it gets to 19mph tomorrow lunchtime
      Even by 4pm it’s still 16mph
      The council have a rule that the market must close if the wind is 20mph
      Tuesday the peak is 10mph

      I checked the radar and the stormfront during the night seems to be on the top Northwest part of Scotland
      it could descend bit , maybe go through Edinburgh


  2. Demon says:

    Silver medal.

    We have had strong winds in the West Midlands but very little rain. Basically we’ve had weather but the alarmists will claim Global Warming if it gets naturally cold.


  3. Up2snuff says:

    Over at TCW Defending Freedom Kathy Gyngell is urging everyone to give up their TV Licences as a protest about OFCOM and its censoring of Mark Steyn. I agree with that and I would add that to write to your MP and the D-G, Tim Davie, with a complaint about his recent LF scoff, noticed by more than one newspaper, but also about restoring ‘catch up’ iPlayer rights.

    PS: Well done, Debs!


  4. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – it must be very upsetting for the LeftyLibMob

    Both at the BBC and elsewhere. Nicola Sturgeon resigning and all within a month of Jacinda Ardern stepping down, too. Phew! It has been so traumatic for Laura Kuenssberg that she has forgotten to put her blouse or shirt on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-64680838


  5. tomo says:

    The MSM bladdering about climate is being ramped up to (past?) 11.

    The BBC is peddling fresh Antarctic mendacity and tortured ‘facts’ with more to follow in the coming week no doubt. Headline clickbait leads to a morass of weaseling advocacy.

    A fresh tsunami of partisan eco-bilge incoming I think…

    It’s a dangerous cult.

    Tucker Carlson has noticed …



  6. StewGreen says:

    Guy Martin is doing his prog on Solar/Wind
    Of course you expect the prog to be full of propaganda from the firms
    So the prog is not emphasising how much fossil fuel the industries actual news
    but guy has just done his HELICOPTER safety training
    and is at the airport with the 3 helicopters that make multiple flights each day to the wind farms
    It takes them 20 mins to get there !
    never mind the time they spend working from the helicopters (not that much cos usually they work off the boat)

    It took guy 3 hours to get from the airport to the site to the turbine to the top of the turbine.
    The site has 165 turbines
    The turbines emiot a massive amount of heat so there are huge radiators
    Doh they are WARMING the Globe !


  7. StewGreen says:

    Same tickbox topics again and again

    musical drama Grime Kids, based on @DJTarget’s book


  8. StewGreen says:

    Is there a big difference between
    TikiTokers going crazy about the Nicola Bulley place in Cumbria

    And Mariana going out to San Francisco and trolling Musk in attempt to get an interview ?

    BTW Musk ignored her


    • StewGreen says:

      BTW Funny how Marianna didn’t need to investigate Twitter until Musk took over
      No interest in the strange things like censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop
      censorship of challenging of establishment Covid narratives etc.


  9. taffman says:

    Watch out our maxi troll is about.


  10. StewGreen says:

    A guy called out Hull Labour MP
    for the way he saw a BS tweet that seemed to make UK look bad
    and automatically retweeted it

    Jesus Christ Karl these numbers are so obviously fake.
    You’re an MP ffs

    but Turner did two extra things
    #1 He blocked replies that means that people can’t directly correct his thread
    #2 He left up his retweet of BS tweet instead of correcting it or deleting it

    The numbers are obviously BS from first glance
    but Fullfact explain why


    • StewGreen says:

      Now whereas BBC climate activist reporters send out dozens of tweets often barely getting 20 Likes
      the journo who tweeted the BS stats got 18,000 Likes
      and an army of lefty human-twitter-bots endorsing him in the replies
      That’s all for FAKENEWS !
      Lefties love it
      And that is despite quite a few people in the thread shouting “fake news”

      His bio : Dave Sumner Smith .. small business writer Ex Sunday Times / Daily Telegraph s


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi admits taxpayers paid power bill for his stables
      This article is more than 9 years old
      MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables



  11. Zephir says:

    Usual left hypocrisy:

    “When Theresa May quit as Prime Minister back in 2019 there was a swift and predictable response from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

    After paying tribute to May’s service to the country, she twisted the knife saying: ‘Given current circumstances, it also feels deeply wrong for another Tory to be installed in No 10 without a General Election.’

    When May’s successor fell last summer, Sturgeon’s ‘tribute’ described Boris Johnson as a ‘disgrace to the office’, but still she couldn’t resist rattling the tin for another election: ‘One Prime Minister that we did not vote for replaced by yet another Prime Minister that we did not vote for and would not vote for given the chance.

    ‘For Scotland, the Westminster system doesn’t represent our best interests and that is why we don’t just need a change of Prime Minister . . . Scotland needs a permanent alternative to Westminster.’

    By the time Liz Truss quit after 49 days in office, Sturgeon had got into her stride. ‘The interests of the Tory Party should concern no one right now. A General Election is now a democratic imperative.’

    So what about a new Scottish Parliament election, now that the First Minister will be packing her bags next month, two years into the SNP’s fourth term? Not a word about it in Sturgeon’s tearful press conference last week.”



  12. Fedup2 says:

    Oh joy . Our Justin has a wonderful chat with lord Henry dimbleby . You may recall that Henry is a ‘go to ‘foodie for the bbc .
    Sir Henry has volunteered to use the huge wealth of the dimbleby clan to fund universal food for primary school kiddies in all London schools .

    Isn’t that scumptious?

    Actually dimbleby isn’t paying – Londoners are – whether they like it or not . And I don’t like it .

    Dimbleby is one of that breed of posh types infesting the public domain – Andrew plebgate Mitchell is the leader . They are wealthy and well connected and love spending poorer peoples’ money on their hobbies . And of course they are loved by the BBC .
    The future ? Free everything for everyone ….except the bbc licence of course ..


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Made a mistake . I didn’t watch the BAFTAS … judging by the reviews it was a mess both in content and presentation – with the BBC cutting keys bits ….. even the ‘today ‘ reviewer couldn’t avoid it .
    Must have been a bit sour for a war film to win it – but I suppose the Germans were played by coloured girls in the Great War …

    As I write that loopy Mary beard is blabbing on about ‘free speech ‘ – approved speech of course ….another BBC favourite ….

    The bias in selection of people on the radio is so obvious as to be embarrassing for anyone claiming the BBC is of the ‘right’…

    Following that came moaning sadiqui with a bit of pro Islam propaganda …. Oh bbc


    • Foscari says:

      There is turmoil at the diversity department at the BBC.
      ” BIG BROTHER” wants to know why the BBC were covering the BAFTAS.
      if there was no “quotas” on who won. There hasn’t been such
      an outcry at the BBC since the Brexit result. And the 100%
      white girls won the Euro football. AND the BBC could not even
      show adverts which would of made up for the lack of “inclusiveness” or what the BBC like to call “positive discrimination”
      Never mind BBC . One could of watched Sky’s Tottenham-West
      Ham game . ” And the award for the best banner to be shown over the screen at least 100 times ” Say no to racism” wins !!!”


  14. Doublethinker says:

    I’ve been banned again from commenting or even ‘liking’ the comments of others on the Daily Telegraph. No idea why this ban has been imposed nor how long it will last. This is the second such ban inside a month. I might see if I can find out why the censors have imposed it and why they have banned me from even liking comments let alone posting them.
    Slowly the noose is tightening around the neck of free speech . We see Ofcom shutting down Mark Steyn at GBN , no doubt threatening GBN owners with fines and loss of license to broadcast if he continued . Personally I had been expecting him to be removed from GBN for months and was very grateful to him for his fearless exposure of the vaccine scandal and police complicity in the Muslim rape gang scandal and much else of course.
    Neil Oliver will be on Ofcom radar but his monologues , although highly critical of the ruling elite , are not as specific as Steyn’s were . Individual named members of the elite don’t have their crimes and misdemeanours shoved as far up them as Steyn regularly did. But Oliver does tread a fine line and often could be interpreted as urging outright rejection of entire corrupt political system which now masquerades as democracy. Something with which I increasingly agree. The piece on his show regarding the Ukrainian war was certainly a challenge to the elite narrative .
    If he starts naming names he will suffer the same fate as Steyn. If so then GBN must ask if it is worth continuing, what is its Unique Selling Point? We have plenty of purveyors of the elite globalist party line . Most well to the left a few a bit closer to the centre but all of them inside the Globalist tent eg Portillo . What GBN gave us for a while was a challenge to one world globalism that was universally broadcast in the UK. It was bold, refreshing and sorely needed. We all wondered how long it would be before Ofcom started to reel it in on behalf of the elite. We have our answer .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Double – I disagree that the noose of free speech is slowly tightening . It’s fast – the next attack is the online censorship bill – which exploits the suicide of a teenager to increase regulation OFCOM style and worse .

      The Neil Oliver stuff is nothing – just a sermon from a pulpit .

      I think the purpose of GBNews is to build an acceptable brand so that the owners can make a profit when Murdock buys it .
      The pretence that it is ‘different ‘ has now been exposed as a lie -with all those now ‘moving on ‘ from mark steyn damned for their loss of integrity – including Farage …. Who should have been the first one to walk away ….


      • Doublethinker says:

        Fifty years ago it was a proud boast that we in our country could say whatever we pleased . We had no need of a constitutional right to free speech , our right was enshrined in common law. Since then our right has been continuously chipped away at. Hence slow strangulation. I agree the on line harm bill will result in curtailment of what little freedom that we have left.
        I disagree about the original aims of GBN. I do think that it aimed to deliver news from a different perspective and it delivered on that aim . Steyn was the hardened tip most of the rest were padding to try to keep Ofcom happy. It hasn’t worked , the elite are very sensitive to having their narrative challenged and now GBN is losing its original USP.
        Murdoch may well be interested in buying it but I don’t think that was why GBN was set up in the first place.


      • StewGreen says:

        Em Steyn was not a GBnews original
        Before he came they had already sacked Dominic Frisby
        for a joking “effing Jews” (As if invoking a Jews control everything conspiracy, Frisby is Jewish himself)
        and sacked Abby Roberts ( for anti-vaccine statements)

        The discussions on TalkTV and GBnews are both often topics other media omit
        But their actual on the hour news has been rubbish from the start
        the same narrow conformist stuff the other networks do.


    • Peter Grimes says:

      I haven’t had a comment accepted on the Times since I reluctantly accepted that I needed to post under my real name, not the clever pseudonym which I used there, which is not the same as my moniker here. I’m very polite and totally non-controversial there, unlike here.
      You can’t even correct their totally biased interpretation of the NIP and what it means for UK sovereignty.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    A classic Today

    Sexual harrassment in tea plantations in Kenya
    Domestic violence to be treated as terrorism
    Free food for all kids at school
    The river lady saga
    Censorship of books
    Emir of londonistan
    Tired medical mafia
    Plod need a pay rise

    The content is so lefty that it is an embarrassment . I listen out of a sort of duty – otherwise I’d be off streaming me music list – but it is truly lefty – and very very depressing ….


  16. andyjsnape says:

    Has Putin’s war failed and what does Russia want?

    “When Vladimir Putin sent up to 200,000 soldiers into Ukraine on 24 February 2022, he wrongly assumed he could sweep into the capital, Kyiv, in a matter of days and depose the government”

    He wrongly assumed – did he? or just got the bBCs word for that

    I wonder what the truth actually is as to what is going on in Ukraine, because we know the bBC isn’t going to tell us


  17. AsISeeIt says:

    The police have made proper fools of themselves over the media cause celeb case of Nicola Bulley.

    Walkers spot woman in river… mile from where she vanished (Mirror)

    The media too have been wrong – targeting a couple of mystery chaps who happened to be nearby and finding a random glove near the riverside scene of the poor woman’s disappearance – but that mud won’t stick.

    We’re told rubberneckers and armchair sleuths turned up (would an armchair sleuth bother to leave home – that’s surely a contradiction in terms? I think what the media was upset about was people talking out of turn on social media). Now the media could blame the public for the very fascination with the case that they – the media – had stoked and provoked.

    The trouble with the police is that rather than function strictly by the book they chase public opinion and they think they can do this nowadays by bending over backwards to the fashionably politically correct.

    In this case of a respectable middle class white woman’s disappearance they mistakenly impersonated – as they tend to do – many of comedy state of the nation TV sketch show Little Britain’s chav character, Vicky Pollard’s catchphrases: “…cos what ‘appened was, was… this whole thing happened what I don’t even know nuffin’ about… Oh my god, you’re so racist! (misogynist?) I SO can’t believe you just said that!! Yeah, but, no, but, yeah, but, no, but…”

    If a middle aged bloke goes missing, firstly, it doesn’t garner much national interest. Secondly, if the police explain he had been a bit of a boozer and had health issues – there would be scant issue with that statement. What a patriachy we live in!

    The bluest of blue Tories likewise buys into this malarkey: Suella: Police MUST treat violence aganist women as ‘national threat’ (Daily Express) faint echoes there of Boris Johnson’s bizarre outburst that Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if he hadn’t been such a misogynist – women, by the way, tend to be the swing voters – get it now?

    Now this would be highlighted (headlined) as downright creepy were a chap to do it: Flirty Kate enjoys touching moment with her prince (Express) – you’ll have to check the photos – and see pages 2 & 3

    Kate’s opera gloves steal BAFTAs show (Daily Mail) – love the opera gloves… Mr AsI hereby launches a campaign for us opera glove lovers to have the initials OG added to the LGBTIQA+ amalgam – it’s only right we get a fair crack of the whip – so to speak. Too much information?

    There’s another institution that’s a fool to itself – ruining its former fine reputation by getting down and dirty dabbling in trendy politics…

    BBC news concerns… Staff on the new BBC news channel… fear it will be short-lived and “crash and burn like Liz Truss” (Times) – oh dear me, there they were attempting to appear the balanced and unbiased news purveyors… and what did they do? They blew the gaff. They just couldn’t help themselves making that anti-Tory gag.

    Anyone for a cup of the old chai?

    As one might offer one’s droog in Nadsat – the Russian-influenced youth argot used by the teenage gang members in Anthony Burgess’s dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange.

    If you do still enjoy a nice cuppa this one’s real horrorshow: Price of a cuppa: Sexual abuse on Kenyan tea farms revealed (BBC)

    Proving perhaps what we might have guessed – these days, nothing is sacred.


  18. tomo says:

    Just noticed that Twitter are hosing two UK Twitter accounts I administrate with @JustStop_OIl putrid guff.

    I wonder if the 77th Brigade peeps working there are behind it.


  19. Zephir says:

    A bit of “tea bagging” going on in Kenya ?


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC getting all inclusive with what you get with your brand.

      Given its history, brave.


      • Guest Who says:

        The word ‘our’ (NHS, etc)…

        It’s what they choose not to ‘investigate’ that intrigues.


      • StewGreen says:

        Has anyone been to Kenya ?
        i wouldn’t say every woman seems like a prostitute
        but it seems not far off
        The values there are quite different to the UK
        That is often bad for women
        but BBC find a way to make their sexual culture all the fault of whitey tea drinkers in Britain.


        • TrickCyclist says:

          From The Guardian, 2006:

          “British soldiers cleared of rapes in Kenya:”

          “Some of the women carried mixed-race children to a demonstration in Nairobi as “evidence” of the alleged rapes. But officials said they suspected that some were prostitutes who conceived the children after soldiers paid to have sex with them.

          The RMP concluded that dozens of complaints of rape recorded in Kenyan police files were forged. Among the discrepancies were accusations against army units that were not in Kenya at the time.”



        • The Sage says:

          Yes, there is some truth to that. I lived and worked in Nairobi and if you were a mzungu then you were fair game for many local women.


  20. Fedup2 says:

    Today again

    Our Justin has a nice chat with the emir of londonistan about taxpayers paid free school meals for all primary school kiddies in Londonistan …. On and on .. no question of cost ,,. No challenge … no contrary view ….

    And even worse no question about the coming ULEZ SCHEME which will seriously harm millions of car owners in the 32 boroughs in 6 months time – £12.50 a day to a ‘normal ‘ vehicle …..
    No debate on this – yet millions will be adversely affected .


    • Foscari says:

      I live in Barnet the largest populated borough in London,. With well over a population 400,000. For the first time the borough voted Labour at the last council election. This has come about
      because of demographics and the birth rates of sections of our
      “multicultural ” community. These voters will vote for their Emir. And its as sure as night follows day that this trend will finish up going on all over the country.
      The result is that Barnet is the only outer London borough in agreement with Sadiq Khan the emir of Londonistan over the ”
      Ulez extortion racket.
      Scotland had Nicola Sturgeon .And we in London have this
      male version . There are thousands upon thousands of hard working folk in the borough who are just not going to be able to afford this £12.50 for using their cars locally. I believe that
      you will see in the outer London boroughs something like civil
      disobedience that what we have seen up to now , look like childs play !


      • Fedup2 says:

        I really hope there is widespread refusal to pay – and I wonder how much avoidance there already is for the existing scheme .
        They know apathy will lead the way . Sunak won’t do anything because there are no votes in it for him – that will change red to blue . Londonistan is lost and he is speeding up the process . The remaining white flight is taking place rapidly – and even the woke whites in places like Hackney – Islington to have to move out – if only to save their kids ….


        • Doublethinker says:

          I read that in Sweden the woke white lefties flee the cities because , as you describe, they fear for the safety of their children. But that the silly sods still vote ‘liberal woke’ from their safe white havens far away from the aliens they voted to let in in the past. The same extraordinary phenomenon occurs when liberals flee the hell hole of liberal California for safer states. They flee what their politics has created but they don’t ditch their politics!
          It seems beyond dispute that liberals are terminally dumb.


      • Deborah says:

        I don’t understand Barnet, and Finchley in particular. Houses in the leafy streets are not far short of £1 million. Yes the shops in the High Road are full of newly arrived and Afro Caribbean women pushing really cheap buggies with a child and often another couple in tow. I simply don’t understand how these people afford their rents or a month’s rent as a deposit. These are the families who will take advantage of free school meals. I guess they cannot afford a car, so don’t care about ULEZ.


    • tomo says:

      No debate on this – yet millions will be adversely affected

      Am I being too paranoid in perceiving Twitter UK (AKA 77th Brigade) as obviously stirring it with their promotion of @JustStop_OIl ?


      • StewGreen says:

        @Tomo Chill out
        I guess you participated in some threads where Just Stop Oil had tweeted
        The algorithm simply suggests you follow other people in the thread
        hence they suggest JSO to you


        • tomo says:

          I thought that too but they must pick those suggestions off the IP address or similar identifier as one account in particular has a very different profile imho.


  21. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – it is not that mild

    The Meteorological Office is completely signed up now to “CO2 causes Global Warming and Climate Change” so they keep telling me that is mild and I expect that. This household’s gas use for heating is less than last week but is still at winter levels. Therefore it is not that mild. I think of past Februarys long ago (before AGW was invented) with some fondness and nostalgia when temperatures were really a spring-like 15 or 16°C, and sunny with it.

    However, Sarah Keith-Lucas presents todays forecast where she deals vaguely (imprecisely!) with the half of the UK where the overwhelming bulk of the UK’s population live in 10 seconds but then spends the rest of the forecast’s three minutes of air time on mostly Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Quite useless for 60 million people but possibly quite useful for 10 million people.


  22. MarkyMark says:

    Philip Hammond – more trade with China.
    USA – China providing Russia with weapons.



  23. Guest Who says:

    BBC Female Flounce Extra has a new cause celebre.

    The folk they get in to discuss being offended…


  24. Zephir says:

    I see Kenyan sexual abuse warrants a bbc investigation

    Meanwhile the undoubtedly biggest sexual abuse scandal in British history involving the industrial scale rape of underage british white schoolchildren in every city in the uk by muslim men ……

    Bbc silence


  25. Guest Who says:

    A shire dead tree person connects dots.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.



      Today the BBC journalists Michael Keohan and Colin Campbell released a shocking report on the channel crossings. It showed people smugglers selling their wares brazenly in the migrant camps and many children living in unsafe and dangerous conditions, as well as—this is breathtaking—a free French public bus service that migrants can use to travel directly from the camps to the Dunkirk departure beaches. Will my right hon. Friend allow a statement on the issue of tackling the small boat crossings and the Government’s response in their work with France?




      • Peter Grimes says:

        “ Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.”

        Lord Nige had this on GBNews, the only watchable news programme, about 10 days ago!


  26. Fedup2 says:

    Funny that isn’t it – and shows a certain colonialism within the dna of the bbc – why has nt Kenyan plod – government taken this on …. ?
    Maybe Kenyans who pay the tv tax licence will say …


    • StewGreen says:

      The writer of that,Finnish influencer @MikkoPaunio tweets
      “The Catholic newspaper Postil published my essay, in which I unequivocally point out the nut-madness of the World Economic Forum’s Tomppeli lords”

      He originally published it on Oct 7th
      “The WEF, which tries to subjugate us under the guise of nature loss and climate change, is a dangerous religious cult.
      Here’s the irrefutable evidence.”

      Mikko Paunio tweeted a video of Ralph Schoellhammer speaking about similar issues in Holland


  27. StewGreen says:

    Monday morning, the BBC local radio station has put out to 2 promo tweets about the item it had on promoting Green innovation Festival from the Green PR dept of Hull University
    “The Festival of Green innovation is March 1st @_aurainnovation”

    The 10am presenter decides to open by excited talk of the Hull wind turbine factory advertising for 300 new workers
    Siemens Gamesa is made up of the German corp buying the assets of the bankrupt Spanish wind industry maker.
    More wind turbine jobs in Hull, means more wind turbines, which means more costs on the grid compared to gas, means more costly electricity.

    Only the blades are made in Britain, the towers and everything else are imported.


  28. tomo says:

    take your medicine


  29. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC news have put up an article about a film about historic poverty.
    Now is that news ?
    no it’s PR for a York University film
    Why today ?
    You have to wade to the bottom of the article
    “Originally intended as a resource for students,
    the film has been made available online to mark World Day of Social Justice on 20 February.”

    So the BBC item is part of PR for “World Day of Social Justice”


  30. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the Daily Express I’ve just read that the police are saying it may take days to identify the body found in the river a mile downstream from where Nicola Bulley disappeared.

    Is it really so difficult to identify a body where they have the name, lots of people who can confirm the identity and what must be a load of forensics such as dna, clothes and a complete body.
    They must be able to say how long the body has been in the water and unless bodies are being dumped there regularly surely this one must be easy to identify.
    If it’s been in for ages and is a skeleton then the family should be told immediately instead of keeping them from knowing.
    Similarly, if it’s a child or a man, they should be told.

    I just can’t see how it’s taking so long.
    Maybe they’ve already told the family but if so I would expect that to have become public knowledge quite quickly.

    No matter what, the police have been quite hopeless in this case. Good job a member of the public spotted the body (that’s what has been said) and the police response was that there was debris there which is why they missed it.
    You would think debris would be more likely to snag the body than a clear smooth river bed and that they would concentrate on such places.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Probably a lot of red tape involved like asking the dead body what their personal pronouns are.

      After all if you have a dead body how else could you possibly determine what their gender is?


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC Silent witness only have one case at a time … just like in real life.


      • BRISSLES says:

        SILENT WITNESS watch:
        After nearly 4 weeks binge watching I am now on the current series 26. Conclusion : all the police SIOs are bombastic, bullies, and downright ignorant. Strangely none of the pathology team at any time told them to f….. off. Nikki Alexander needed a good slap several series ago. Jack is almost unrecognisable with the weight he has put on, Nikki has aged and looks gaunt. The influx of diverse characters since Clarissa left made for disjointed viewing. The black eco pathologist Simone was the worst actress ever, over-acted in every scene, so was glad she was given the boot. Now we have a young Jewish lad who struggles with his religion, and a know-all data professor who was asked by Nikki to be her boss – WTF ???? and that’s before I get to the disney style story lines.

        Definitely the Leo and Harry years were the best.


  31. Thoughtful says:

    Nothing on the BBC about the massive peace protests in the USA at the weekend called rage against the war machine attended by many prominent peace loving people the BBC don’t like, and seemingly a complete abscence of the usual Left Wing trouble makers who are normally permapresent at these kind of demos.

    Clearly to them peace is only acceptable if they are the ones with the jackboots stamping on that human face forever.



  32. Eddy Booth says:



  33. digg says:

    Watching Biden in Ukraine. To me it sounded like the USA was effectively declaring war on Russia.

    Putin can now only come to the same conclusion. Biden has given him no option.

    WW3 now looks inevitable as I rather suspect that China will now throw its full weight behind Russia.

    I also rather suspect that he is simply gambling that this will win him the next US presidency.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      I wish China and India etc would join the cause against these globalists and supply Russia with weapons.


    • G says:

      I don’t think it will become nuclear, all in. The EMP will do the trick. Certainly for the UK. In 2012 the House of Commons Defence Select Committee found our readiness for such an event (whether natural or nuclear):

      “The reactive posture described by the MoD appears somewhat complacent. Prior wargaming and planning is required to assess the likely involvement of MoD resources in dealing with the consequences of EMP events. (Paragraph 82)”. (HC 1552).

      ‘Wake me up when the meeting’s over’


      • Fedup2 says:

        Agree – no need for flash bangs – just frying the puters will close the UK . Sometimes I look for parallels between 1913 – 1938 – and now ….
        If Ukraine does spread – if putin does a spectacular for his spring offensive how does that really roll out ? Assuming putin doesn’t cause the population of European enemy countries to fight like rats in a barrel ….
        But tinned food …and bottled water …


    • tomo says:


      you’ve a stronger stomach than me.

      Biden is a wholly corrupt, poisonous old git barely aware of much at all.

      Anything that comes out of his mouth seems to have been learned by rote these days. Watching him in the Democratic POTUS candidate telly debates was enough for me – I came away detesting the swine.


  34. Terminal Moraine says:

    Re: the Bulley case, it was sounding last week more and more like the main threat according to the MSM is online speculation, with missing persons being a secondary issue.

    Fact-chucker Marianna’s article used the word ‘frenzy’ three times to describe unregulated commentary by the great unwashed. (A frenzy being by some order of magnitude more serious than e.g. a mostly peaceful riot.)

    We can see where this is going. When the government clamp down on social media and independent journalists, people will believe the real dangers to ‘community safety’ are being tackled.


  35. Terminal Moraine says:

    Home page at the weekend:

    “Selena Gomez has been praised for explaining how her body changes when she takes medication to treat lupus… [she] has previously been open about her diagnosis with the condition – but she’s recently been subject to nasty comments about her appearance.”

    BBC love the bravery of women being open about their experiences of fat shaming. Body changes from forced injections of experimental biotech on a scale never seen before? Forget it, they’re not newsworthy.



  36. BRISSLES says:

    I watched the interview with Peter Faulkner – the underwater ‘expert’ who came in to “assist” the police.

    One sentence made me look up. He said “my remit wasn’t to search the reeds” (where the body was found about a mile from the bench).

    Hang on, er, doesn’t searching a river mean above and below ? And hasn’t anyone else noticed that this is the time of year when there are no leaves or fresh vegetation growth about to give cover to a body, – all the undergrowth is either dead or dying, and even a cursory look in the riverside reeds and banking would have brought forth a result.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Does he say he searched that actual stretch next to the road where the body was found?
      Looks more like a few bushes and dead grass, than reeds.
      River is only approx 30 feet wide maximum there.


  37. Johnda says:

    Bbc main headline the false president went to Ukraine and Clive Myrie sent by bbc to report on it . Two hero’s on one day .


    • Nodding Dog says:

      Myrie was absolutely gushing over the visit on the 1pm news. ‘We’re in the middle of a war zone the border is only about 30km that way and we have a president on the ground this is a huge moment’ I turned off at that point and grabbed the nearest sick bag!


  38. taffman says:

    Why is the Tory governed taking so much time to get us out of the EU ? Why isnt the BBC pointing this out ?


  39. Johnda says:

    Now they are banging on about lack of buses .some people only get a bus every 2 hours . That’s a luxury.
    That’s another control plan gone out th e window


  40. StewGreen says:

    BBC More Or Less used to be truth seeking
    but then BBC realised they could do weaponised factchecks against the Tories
    This created a bit of a cult following on Twitter.

    So in the last episode someone asked them to look at OECD figures that show UK nurses only are about average for the EU but ~20% less than in richer countries such as Ireland, Netherlands, Germany

    The thing is the OECD first did some PPP adjustment Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
    ie they factor in the different buying power
    So a nurse in Turkey might earn less , but the property costs way less ..so for stats you upgrade their salary

    Interesting I’ve never seen this done for other jobs like MPs salaries .. I expect an adjusted measure would show the foreign MPs are paid more

    So UK nurses first seem second in Europe €42,588 vs €46,829 in Germany
    but then they adjust that down to Germ. €44.1K .. UK. €34.5K

    However a couple of people on Twitter pointed out an unfairness; NHS pensions are very generous with the employers contribution being 20.6%
    whereas in Europe & in the private sector it’s 5%

    Bottomline If you are going to compare raw salaries that’s one thing
    But if you are going to do adjustments then you have to factor in full costs and full benefits
    So your annual benefit each year is your salary plus employer pension contributions
    Your costs might be your annual nurse registration, which might be nothing cos it’s tax deductible
    Then you should factor a British nurse retiring at 67 and a Turkish at 54 etc.


    • MarkyMark says:

      NHS hires diversity managers on £77,000 a year despite ‘war on wokery’
      A government review had suggested the roles should be cut back


      • Flotsam says:

        I can understand the need for employers to take care with diversity issues. The law is the law and there’s plenty of employment law covering discrimination etc. With the prospect of multiple expensive employment tribunal cases if they don’t address diversity issues, we all have to accept the need for understanding them. However, all NHS Trusts must have HR departments, diversity isn’t that complex, surely? HR managers should be capable of dealing with it I would have thought.
        Let’s cut the crap please


        • taffman says:

          Who voted for diversity laws & issues ?
          Those who came into this country should accept our culture and laws . Not the other way round.
          Yes “cut the crap”.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Wow – a liberal …. On this site …. Wow ….laws can be
            changed – with the Right outlook . The whole race industry – which you appear to support – is damning Blighty into a polarised country just like another country with a very different past but which , unfortunately , kinda speaks the same language .
            I will always be against multiculturalism because it does not enrich us – it diminishes us .British people never had a choice ….


            • taffman says:

              A pal of maxi ?


              • Flotsam says:

                Who, me? A liberal?
                Not a chance. I’m merely stating that the legal framework currently existing has to be complied with as unfair dismissals are extremely costly as are the legal costs

                I think employment law is out of control and we really need to move to a hire and fire system.
                I do know about employment law, my son does a few cases a year as an employer. Employment law and tribunals are a farce. The Unions act an advocate and funder for the employee. The Union people are stridently left wing and the Tribunals.tend to be favour the employee.


                • Fedup2 says:

                  An 80 majority Conservative Party could have reversed much of the equality crap long ago – instead blue labour just went with the girls …


                  • Fedup2 says:

                    Flotsam – on reflection – I apologise – shouldn’t insult anyone by called them ‘a liberal ‘… and I don’t think I’d waste my time trying to engage with a ‘liberal ‘….


  41. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Red Nose Day ….


    ‘White saviour’ row: David Lammy denies snubbing Comic Relief
    This article is more than 3 years old
    Labour MP in social media spat with Stacey Dooley over trip to Uganda for Red Nose Day


  42. MarkyMark says:



    • StewGreen says:

      trusting enough in vaccines and in masks


    • Doublethinker says:

      Most of the population have been conditioned to believe what they are told by the ‘authorities’ , government , MSM, ‘scientists’ etc. They are constantly subjected to the official line on vaccines, the climate emergency, Ukraine , mass migration, white privileged etc etc. They are subject to this brain washing day in day out. Unless they take a deal of trouble they get no other perspective , no debate, no alternate way to view events. In a flourishing robust democracy the media would hold the ‘ring’ and ensure that there was this robust debate and questioning but it gave up doing that in the eighties.
      It’s no wonder that the vast majority of folks believe the official narratives and are therefore easily led down the path the elite wants.


  43. StewGreen says:

    Those magic unicorns are handing out money again .. this time for Coronation PR
    Community groups, town and parish councils and voluntary organisations across the area can get up to £250 to help kickstart their celebrations for the King’s Coronation.
    Across the weekend of 6 to 8 May 2023, the nation will come together to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation – a ceremony where he will be officially crowned.
    The Council will enable a range of community-led activities and events over the weekend with up to £250 available for each group.
    Find out how to apply on our website.”



  44. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    From Uzay Bulut [Gatestone Institute, 20/2/2023]:

    “The Newswashing of ISIS Bride Shamima Begum”

    “… … …

    The BBC is another media outlet that seems to have an obsessive fascination for Begum, producing both a film and podcast series regarding the former ISIS member’s so-called journey to Syria. The broadcaster announced on July 11, 2022:

    “The BBC has today announced a landmark documentary for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer and a 10-part audio series for Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, on the story of Shamima Begum. The podcast comes from the team behind the multi award-winning I’m Not A Monster, the BBC’s most awarded podcast series.”

    Instead of focusing on the genocidal crimes ISIS committed against its victims and interviewing the victims directly, the BBC’s series and documentary largely deal with a glossy portrait of why and how Begum joined ISIS and her subsequent life there.

    BBC viewers forthrightly responded, according to The Daily Mail on February 8:

    “‘Why are the BBC giving Shamima Begum more airtime?’: ‘Sickened’ viewers slam broadcaster for airing 90-minute documentary that ‘parades ISIS bride as a celebrity’ just weeks after it launched 10-part podcast ‘retracing her steps’.

    “Viewers have vowed to cancel their television licenses as they slammed last night’s ‘sickening’ 90-minute Shamima Begum documentary on the BBC.”

    … … …”

    I do so like that last bit about cancelling those telly tax payments!


  45. s.trubble says:

    The bBC will soon be looking for the positives as each of the declared runners and riders prepare to enter the parade ring to replace Wee Burney.

    The runners and riders can console themselves that even in a 3 horse race there will be a runner up and a 3rd places.

    Rider 1 – Ms Kate Forbes , a young new mother. Kate has previous experience in accounting…

    Rider 2 Ms A. Regan , an unknown filly but with lustrous red hair .

    Rider 3 Mr. Humza Yousaf , jokingly known as “Useless” who’s form sadly ends with falls at the final hurdle. Someone with an even worse record of failure than Burney, herself.

    It does make you wonder if its all a set up for Wee Burney to have a change of mind and return to die a second death on on that gender recognition hill…..surely even she couldn’t, t be that mad ??


  46. taffman says:

    “Brexit: No deal on NI Protocol this week, predicts DUP MP.”
    Are the Tories going to sell us down the river ?
    We voted to leave in 2016 for goodness sake !
    Just get out and if the EU want a border in NI, let the EU man it .


  47. Fedup2 says:

    The mail carries a story about someone making a Lego model of the lady ‘detective ‘ superintendent in the Lancashire missing woman case . The constabulary responded by sending a ❤️ on the twitter …

    This was on the day senior plod said they all need a pay rise….
    I think not …. Plod plot loss …


  48. StewGreen says:

    Sadiq “Delighted to announce
    that I’m providing *emergency* funding
    for *every* primary school pupil in the capital to receive free school meals for the 2023/2024 academic year.

    *emergency* and *every* ?
    FFS the lowest incomes already get free dinners
    So the extra money goes to the rich and middle are they in an *emergency* ?

    primary school – so the family with 2 primary age children get a boost .. their neighbours with 2 secondary age get nowt but pay extra in tax
    2023-24 so it’s only for on year
    Kitchens need expanding .. I walked home and made sandwiches every lunch or took sandwiches with me
    If I now get free dinner I’ll be an extra person in the dinner hall.