347 Responses to Midweek 22 February 2023

    • StewGreen says:

      BBC is the Guardian establishment nudge unit.

      quote #1
      The formula in her articles, pitching the wicked ‘conspiracy theorists’ against the enlightened adherents of the orthodox narrative.

      quote #2
      Marianna Spring’s message is nearly always that there are legions of malicious actors, whether state-sponsored or otherwise, who want to deceive us and who are inflicting significant damage on society.

      A Conspiracy then..lol

      Projection is a libmob characteristic


      • MarkyMark says:

        Lest we forget how it all works … videos, words, pictures … you don’t get to choose the arrangement …

        Chaos as police stop Hungary migrant train – Gavin Hewitt – BBC -Sep 2015 @53s
        “… the a really distressing incident happened. A women who was carrying a small baby began crying for help (photo of lady carrying baby). One of her companions tried to help her (photo of man with women on track, riot police reaching towards them) Somehow there became a push and a shove with the police. She ended up on the railway lines (by the male refugee dragging her and the baby to the floor, but this is not said) with the riot police trying to pull her back, and this of course inflamed all the other people…”
        -Gavin Hewitt – Sep 2015

        Watch the video and the male refugee (companion trying to help?) drags the women and baby to the floor, by force.

        Even the Mirror (03Sept2015) says “… this refugee couple cradle their tiny baby, after throwing themselves (NO! Male refugee drags women and baby onto train tracks) on train tracks as police try to take them to migrant camps in Hungary”

        Gets better. Two days (05Sept2015) later the Mirror then report it as
        “Refugee who dragged pregnant wife and baby son onto train track did it because ‘death would be better’”

        1. BBC Version uses words and pictures to hide the video version
        2. The Mirror shows the video but uses words to tell a different version

        Can I suggest a little story – “Male refugee forces pregnant women refugee holding child down onto a train track, police drag him away for her safety? Riot police then lift women with child off track with tender arms.”



    • kingkp says:

      Ask yourself a simple question. Why was there constant coverage of this one event for three weeks in the UK? It was everywhere. Why? How many people disappear every day in the UK? Now, this. Had the BBC and the rest NOT continually broadcast this day in and day out no one would have speculated about anything. But they did. Why? You really don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand what is going on here.


  1. Deborah says:

    6pm BBC1 news pushing the idea of a 4 day week on 5 day pay. They highlighted a report that found it didn’t affect the businesses that trialled it. The ‘charities’ who had commissioned the report have names like 4 Day Week Global, so it was obvious what results were expected. I wonder who are funding these ‘charities’. Pushing the 4 day week agenda could help destroy an economy. So is it the EU, the Chinese or the Russians? But be sure the BBC are helping them do it.


    • harry142857 says:

      “Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart are in the fortunate position that their businesses operate without them”.

      Bully for them.

      Try being a farmer with livestock or running a sandwich shop or working in retail that you can do a four day week.

      His company gives advice on will making in New Zealand.
      She goes round the NZ business dinner circuit doing motivational speeches.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      If a four day week is more productive and better for everyone, carrying on with their logic, just think of how good a three day week would be.


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        What a ‘funny coincidence’ Times radio also pushing the idea of a 4-day week with a *big feature* this morning.

        It is almost like all the MSM is being driven by a ‘higher power’.

        But that must all be my imagination.


        • digg says:

          The WEF guys have figured out that shoving millions of immigrant people into developed countries will create a lot of jobless, and consequently much unhappiness and unrest. So this is designed to be nothing more than a giant job sharing scheme so we don’t notice what’s going on yet have to pay for it.

          Companies who are obliged to pay a full working weeks wages to a part timer will be forced to increase their prices, thus neatly squaring the WEF circle and keeping us all under control.


          • kingkp says:

            I suspect their motives for flooding the UK with illegal immigrants are a little more sinister.

            Serco is combing the country for private landlords, councils you name it, and taking out long leases to house these people. Who owns Serco? Well that would be a conspiracy theory now wouldn’t it so we can’t discuss that as Marianne Spring may get upset.


      • Sluff says:

        ……and this reduction and absurdum approach, which you rightly highlight, also holds true for virtually every example of speed limit reductions which the ‘road safety’ zealots want to inflict on us.


    • Nibor says:

      I wish the BBC was on a four day week . Even better if they didn`t broadcast at all .


    • Up2snuff says:

      Deborah, just how did we cope, those of us that worked five days a week and maybe a few extra hours, weekdays evenings, and occasionally on Saturdays, too? The firms we worked for must have gone out of business long ago. And we must be total wrecks?

      I think the ‘Snowflake Generation’ are finding life a bit tough after they leave school.

      Three cheers for the Welsh lass who went to the last World Cup to cheer on her team but worked three jobs to raise the money. Good for her.


  2. andyjsnape says:

    MasterChef India row after judges allow cheese to be used in fish round

    thats it, so important News in the bBC world

    So what


  3. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    Comrade Robinson in Polska shadowing the false president . Actually – it’s not shadowing – it’s worshiping . Barely any direct references to what the false president said or did – but interviewing other Eastern European press reps .

    Yet – in real life – does Obama /Biden give a damn about anywhere outside the US? For instance – the now forgotten afgee defeat / run away – shameful .

    But does comrade Robinson mention this ? Not a chance . Let’s face it – as long as the price of ‘gas’ in the states is low – they don’t give a damn about anywhere …. Even in their own country – that rail crash at East Palestine …. The feds don’t care .

    I find it ironic that comrade Robinson – the bbc -worships the false president – but no worship in prayer for the day – you’d never know it is Ash Wednesday and the Start of Lent .

    The BBC put on some godless mental case – and I can’t remember anything th imbecile said .

    Remember that you are Dust. And to Dust you shall return …


  4. andyjsnape says:

    Pret A Manger to scrap smoothies, frappes and milkshakes

    My condolences to bBC employees, not being able to waste £25 per month on a subscription for drinks


  5. Fedup2 says:

    Wow does that mean the tv licence tax gets cut – since we’ve paid for them?


  6. Sluff says:

    Classic BBC tactic,

    At 0755 Chief Mumbler Rajan was interviewing the Scottish Muslim SNP leadership contender. And let’s be fair, he went straight in. Did he believe in gay marriage? Gay sex?
    It could have got interesting but guess what? After two minutes it was ‘Sorry, we have to finish it’s time for the weather’

    Actually it wasn’t. The weather was rushed through in 20 seconds to find time for an advert for Red Nose Day. So SNP man got off pretty much Scot free.

    Trebles all round for the BBC interview scheduler.


    • StewGreen says:

      Quote: @HumzaYousaf has just been asked on @BBCRadio4
      this morning if he thinks gay marriage is wrong
      & said “no as his faith is not the basis on what he should legislate as a leader.

      This means he has parked his beliefs to accept gay marriage politically.
      That’s not commitment.


      • Fedup2 says:

        It’s encouraging to see the divisions in the braveheart party – there is more to National Identity than some emotional hatred of the English ….. and with a bit of luck they’ll polarise ….. not that I care whether England gets independence from Scotland or not ..

        … talking of this stuff – ever notice how the whole Northern Ireland mess is actually caused the the fear of Republican terrorism if a proper border was put up ….. it’s always ignored …

        And another omission today ‘scientists ‘ moaning about a £1.1 billion research grant being withdrawn – but no blame on the EU refusing to have the UK in its research thingy ….very bbc bias …


  7. StewGreen says:

    8:19am R4Today a NEWS show has Tony Blair giving us a lecture

    Some people actually still listen to that show


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC pay for his time.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – I did like the unusual stab by our Justin at those 2 swamp dwellers being asked what they know about ‘hardship ‘ because they live the ‘airport lounge ‘ lifestyle …

      .. and from me – what wouid they know ?


  8. Fedup2 says:

    Hilarious interview with billy haig – who used to be a career Tory and Anthony Blair – singing from the same song sheet about ‘digital AI’ crap –

    Unusually our Justin actually challenged them – for instance he blew them out of the water by accusing them of being ‘out of touch ‘… and examples that the UK hasn’t had a new reservoir since 1991 because of ‘objections ‘ – yet alone get off on digital ID.
    The shadow of the evil WEFworld government was there – but – of course – not mentioned .

    2 failed swamp dwellers talking about IA is just embarrassing


  9. atlas_shrugged says:

    Digital ID is a wet dream come true for sociopaths as it allows complete control.

    How come these maniacs are always from Oxbridge Universities and encouraged by the BBC?


  10. Flotsam says:

    GB News yesterday. Bev Turner hosts Ken Livingston and David Starkey, you could hardly think of a more polarised pairing. ULEZ was discussed, Starkey suggests it’s ridiculous, Ken suggests it’s needed to save the World, we should travel in buses and ride bikes. Ken was on an eco doom mongering kick, the World is going to end unless we implement ULEZ. It was interesting to observe a swivel eyed eco loon in full flow.


  11. theisland says:



  12. Sluff says:

    There is a serious food shortage in North Korea. Again.
    That nirvana which is the end point of the Far Left’s wet dreams.

    The BBC helpfully run an article as to why this is. Here are the high spot reasons.

    High food prices
    Severe weather
    Shortage of fertilisers
    Trade sanctions
    Food aid problems.


    Weirdly the BBC somehow manage to miss the main reason.

    A centralised sclerotic statist economy compounded by a government that to stay in power and justify the poverty of its people has to brainwash the population into thinking the country may be imminently under attack and so diverts resources to the military, thus creating a client class to protect itself.

    Those evil capitalists running a market economy just down the road in South Korea seem to do so much better. I’m sure it’s just a fluke.


  13. andyjsnape says:

    How Russia’s 35-mile armoured convoy ended in failure

    The biased bBC reports on how bad it is for the Russians. But for balanced reporting – how bad really is it for the Ukrainians??


  14. theisland says:


    “I grew up in a rural community, on the borders of Surrey and Kent, I lived in a rural community, it’s deep in my DNA,” the Labour leader told the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) conference in Birmingham on Tuesday.

    His first job was on a farm, he said in his speech, picking stones from a field “for about 50p” when he was 14. Starmer later added: “I aspire to govern the whole of the United Kingdom, and that means our rural communities too. I actually grew up in a rural community and that is deeply, deeply in my bones.”

    He obviously supports the Dutch farmers then.


  15. AsISeeIt says:

    The Lord Blair would giveth us digital IDs, the Lord Blair would taketh away our freedoms edition

    The Daily Mail presents us with an object lesson in how to load the dice, news coverage-wise: Joe Biden last night issued a ralling cry… In a firey speech – whereas: Vladimir Putin announced in a rambling speech…

    That’s what they call editorialising, ie expressing opinions rather than just reporting the news – but done in a somewhat shady form.

    Read the Mail frontpage and you may note that behind the rhetoric – both the Mail’s and Sleepy Joe’s – we discover only the Russian leader made a frank substantive policy annoucement telling his people what he was doing: Russia would suspend participation in a key nuclear weapons treaty – well, what did we expect?

    Biden just blathered, bellicosely.

    What’s the state of public opinion on our ongoing prosecution of the proxy war? Do we really all support the government on this one?

    Public opinion, there’s a thing.

    The broadsheets, for all their supposed cleverness, insight and authority, can’t seem to agree on a figure – but we sense the government senses the public want the strikes to end: Public sector to be offered 3.5pc (Telegraph); Sunak weighs 5% public sector pay rise after 30bn Treasury windfall (FT) – I thought he had to raise our taxes so as to pay down some debt? But I digress.

    The tabloids sense the public is perhaps becoming a tad restive on this ongoing inflationary/supply chain Lockdown and Russia sactions self-induced economic foul-up business – salad days are a thing of the past, now we have to ration the veg: Now farmers warn of spud and lettuce crisis (Daily Star) – Spud and Lettuce? A fine music hall act, as I seem to recall. Saw then on The Good Old Days, I think?

    Rationing for fruit and veg to last weeks (Daily Express United with the people of Ukraine)

    Asda and Morrisons introduce rationing… Rising energy costs & weather blamed… At least now you’ve a valid excuse for not eating your 5-a-day (Daily Star)

    The Guardian readership of course love their Greens (I’m sorry, I just find the whole thing punny): Salad items rationed as shortages hit stores – and such reports are guaranteed to empty the shelves today. Make it so – as Captain Jean-Luc Picard would order on that Star Trek TV series sequel.

    So lest we become bored with the war on the home front – as the posh cafe blue and yellow banners start to look a bit tatty a year on – we can all get a bit distracted in the queue for veg.

    But do we really support this war?

    Talk about obstruce… the FT graphic featurette Datawatch performs a mind-bending feat of straining their greens statistics-wise to come up with a graph showing gung ho Britain top of the world in war enthusiam: How well have these countries responded to the Russian invasion?

    Be ready with your X axis and particularly take note of your Why axis.

    There may be many shades of a good response – diplomatic efforts toward a truce and peace treaty for instance sound to me like a good one – but we know support for the war is what scores points on the graph here. As Orwell so concisely put it: ‘War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength’

    Differing reactions to Russia’s invasion are reflected in the views of Ukrainians… – heaven forfend the FT risk asking us Brits – although quite how you conduct representative mass public opinion canvassing research door-to-door in a warzone boggles the mind …when asked how individual nations have responded. The UK has the highest net approval.

    Jolly good show, what! One imagines trendy cafes in downtown Kiev waving the old union jack and chanting “Bobby Moore, Jackie Charlton, Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson, Lady Diana, the tubby bloke in a blond wig, temporory Liz something who liked her cheeses, little Indian chap from the post room at Goldman Sachs… you boys took a helluva beating… giving up you heating… and now your veg… on our behalf”

    1981 Norway 2, England 1… there’s one for the teenagers

    The classified scores just coming in from the FT Datawatch teleprinter .. UK tops the Ukraine premier league: …followed by the US. India and China’s response is seen as most negative. Relegation beckons?

    South Africa is likewise in negative territory on the graph but not mentioned in the write up. Fascinatingly, the United Nations (remember them… – there’s one for the teenagers, remember when the UN concerned itself with world peace rather than the global weather? Well, we consult the graph and find the UN sits exactly on the fence between approval or disapproval in the international Ukraine hosted popularity stakes. Bring back some International It’s A Knockout, I say.

    Meanwhile firming up the home front… remember Keep the Home Fires Burning (1914 composed by Ivor Novello with words by Lena Guilbert Ford) – home fires sounds a tad ironic what with the energy crisis but that was one of a couple of times we could still dig our own coal, despite the U-boats.

    The Mirror attempt to rally the plebs: Ukraine war one year on… Defiant Kate and Nastaia talk to the Mirror in central Kyiv… It’s OK to be scared.. but we fight – Defiant Kate and Nastaia? A fine music hall act, as I seem to recall. Saw then on The Good Old Days, I think?

    And finally, if you still imagined democracy gave you any say whatsoever in what happens in this country… or that who you voted for as PM (or not, as the case may be) made any difference: Give digital IDs to all for tech revolution, urge Blair and Haig (Times) – give or force on us as compulsory? Blair and Haig… A fine music hall act, as I seem to recall. Saw then on The Good Old Days, I think?

    There follows a heap of techy utopian blather in the arch-liberal formerly patriotic Times report. There’s scarcely a cigarette paper diference betwixt Times and Guardian these days – that’s if they hadn’t practically banned cigarettes in the great trial run experiment for undemocratic nudge and creeping prohibition policies.


  16. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I don’t believe anything the government tell us.
    Just about all the things people want doing such as immigration control and what wants scrapping such as net zero are stopped from happening because of the government (and the blob)

    All the lies about the vaccine, the fiddled figures and everything else they tell us and do to us.

    If they are telling us continuous lies then I wonder what the real story is with Russia and Ukraine.
    Are Russia really the bad boys in this.
    That’s how I currently see it but because it comes from the government and they tell lies ALL the time I’m wondering if it’s really as it seems.

    Last century I felt that the government was working for us and mostly was truthful. Now I don’t believe a word they say.
    A few such as Lee Anderson I trust but the rest…..ship THEM off to Rwanda.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Not BBC – but of all things something called the hufington post – showing pictures of various russians at putins 2 hour speechathon: / rant .

      The huff said the article audience was either bored or asleep or not interested…but from my experience of russians they always look miserable – but to paraphrase churchill. – they’ve got a lot to look miserable about …


    • Fedup2 says:

      What about a ‘one shell ‘ one illegal deal with ukraine?


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Found myself listening to Putin’s speech, and I’m more inclined to their way of thinking than the senile old shitebag in the US.

      Fiddled elections/Vaxx lies/Unfettered immigration of 3rd world/LBGBT/’Green’/diversity – I feel very much on the other side of all that shite.


      • Mart says:

        So simple, just edit the Bible, take out the bits that offend, job done!


        • Fedup2 says:

          Mart – I disagree – surely it should be burnt ? After all it has all sorts of comments which will offend . And all those references of God exclude the godless eh ?

          … I’m waiting for a satanist on prayer / thought for the Day – although I might have missed a lot of devil worshippers claiming to be from the C of E ….


    • Doublethinker says:

      Completely agree. In fact I would extend your view on the government to cover virtually all of our institutions . I strongly believe that they are actively pursuing policies which will wreck our country , culturally and economically , within a few decades.
      Why are they doing this? I used to think it was because they were stupid but as the evidence piles up that their policies are very bad for Britain and yet they still pursue them with vigour I suspect it is because they want to wreck any notion that we might still have of being a nation state. That will make it so much easier to get us into a one world government.


    • kingkp says:

      How about this for a lie? SARS-CoV2 doesn’t exist. Of course, you must be a swivel-eyed loon to believe such a thing. After all, how can you pull off a pandemic without even a virus? Well, they did it with HIV/AIDS and they have managed to do it again but this time on a much grander scale. The next fake pandemic will be a leak from a bio lab. They will probably blame Russia. This is what the Project Veritas psyop was all about. You have to believe in Gain of Function. Otherwise, the trap fails.


      • Up2snuff says:

        You have got to be kidding! Take off your tin-foil hat. I know the parents of two victims of the contaminated blood scandal and SARS-CoV1 and 2 are chicken ‘flu’ and bird ‘flu’ respectively.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Yep – my cousins’ husband didn’t die a slow and horrible death from receiving contaminated blood products from the world beating NHS …… it didn’t crush my cousin and family . And I didn’t go to the funeral .

          Kingkp – are you auditing for the role of troll ? Do tell …

          … after all — Thursday night is traditionally troll night .

          Just to let people know – I have taken down an image of the of a coloured Islamic terrorist which is well known – after he cut the head off of Lee Rigby … in ….. 2013 ….

          It was out of context and someone on this site was rightly offended .and as a result so was I .


  17. StewGreen says:

    Begum has lost her appeal
    TalkRadio speculate she may go to European court ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Good news – might be another nudge to dump the ECHR ..wonder who will be funding that?


      • Thoughtful says:

        There is zero chance of the UK dumping the ECHR ZERO.

        Countries would refuse to trade with is, and it is completely unecessary to dump it.

        It doesn’t matter how many times you tell people, it appears they are completely incapable of understanding any of the issues surrounding this.

        Even Russia could manage to be a member of the ECHR so that should be a wake up to even the sleepiest that the treaty itself is not the issue.
        The issue is the corruption of Tony BLiar and his greedy weasel wife, who made the ECHR superior to British law when all other countries have it as merely advisory.

        If the British government downgraded its importance they could simply say after any judgement yeah we’ll take that under advisement and effectively ignore it completely, or if the chose accept the decision.

        So I’ll say this once again. Stop asking for the ECHR to be dumped, it simply cannot happen and it will never happen. Ask instead for what you can get and demand a change in the acts importance.

        Ask for what you can get and you might stand a chance or ask for what you can’t and get nothing.

        Personally I think the UK would be far better off joining the BRICS group now given that Biden hates us and the EU hates us, and wouldn’t it give them a shock if the idiots in charge actually did something which would benefit the people instead of their own grandstanding.


        • atlas_shrugged says:

          I should add that it was Tony B Liar’s wife that pinned a bravery medal on a wimmin because she murdered her own husband in cold blood while he was sleeping.

          So Mzzzz B Liar does not even believe our own laws need to be respected.


  18. StewGreen says:

    MSM Breaking ..it’s easy to get tomatoes in the Summer than in the winter.

    Stew breaking : I tend to buy salsa pots cos they are often on the discount shelf for 10 or 15p
    I could buy ketchup instead
    or actually live without tomatoes ..it’s no big deal

    The TalkTV reporter* “last wek I bought 4 beef tomatoes for £4.50”
    ..what planet is the guy on ?
    When I buy tomatoes it’s 50p a punnet.. OK that’s really shopping around but I often see £1 a punnet

    * Oliver Whitfield-Miočić @OliverMiocic


  19. Eddy Booth says:

    “Shamima Begum has lost her challenge over the decision to deprive her of British citizenship because she is a threat to national security.”

    It’s going to be a hushed tones day at the BBC 😀



    • Thoughtful says:

      And will our lunatic excuse for a goverment be expecting to force the losing party to pay the legal costs or will yet again they be expecting the ever willing taxpayer to fund that for them?

      Utterly disgusting the cowardly Tories won’t recoup the costs from these radical leftists, which encourages them to engage in lawfare, knowing they will get paid if they win, by the government, but will suffer no penalties at all if and when they lose.


  20. Zephir says:

    And what about the bbc consorting and promoting a member of a terrorist organisation ?


    • theisland says:

      Which should now result in the immediate loss of its Royal Charter – as a minimum.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Adrian Chiles on R5 had the Shamima doc filmmaker Josh Baker on, who must have his own office there by now. ‘Sadly she won’t be having her time in a UK court…’

      Bit of a slip with the journalistic impartiality Josh. Never mind, book him in for another 10 weeks Adrian…


  21. Zephir says:

    Never forget, talking about the one who was not in the least fazed by severed heads in bins:

    “Mr Javid was criticised by Labour after Ms Begum’s son later died – with the then-shadow home secretary Diane Abbott describing the situation as ‘callous and inhumane’.”


  22. StewGreen says:

    Rory Cellan-Jones is tweeting about how he is saving the world
    by bringing a dog from Romania into the UK

    Maybe it’s a metaphor for libmob behaviour “white saviour” mentality

    IMHO When there is a bad situation in a foreign country
    the solution is NOT to keep importing the people INTO the UK
    but rather FIX the bad situation in their country,


  23. MarkyMark says:

    As Shamima Begum has today lost her appeal for British citizenship, it’s worth taking a look at what the leading lights of His Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition, have had to say on the matter:

    Leftie lawyers backing Begum is no surprise:

    Keir Starmer, as seen above, said the Home Secretary made the “wrong decision” on the case. He then agreed the decision was a recipe for “moral cowardice of the worst sort”.
    Emily Thornberry wanted to “bring her back to Britain”.
    They were not alone:

    Lisa Nandy and Nick Thomas-Symonds backed her return to the UK.
    Jo Stevens called the removal of Begum’s citizenship “pathetic posturing”.
    Diane Abbott said the government’s actions were “morally reprehensible”.
    Jeremy Corbyn defended Begum’s right to remain in Britain, saying she deserves our support.
    All eyes now on how captain hindsight will find a way to revise his line…

    To be fair, not all members of the shadow cabinet were so full-throated in their terrorist sympathies. Yvette Cooper dodged questions on Begum – admitting it was a “matter for the courts”. Presumably, now the courts have upheld the decision, she agrees the government took the right approach…


    “moral cowardice of the worst sort”.

    In August 2014 the Jay report concluded that an estimated 1,400 children had been sexually abused in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, predominantly by British-Pakistani men. British Asian girls in Rotherham also suffered abuse, but a fear of shame and dishonour made them reluctant to report the abuse to authorities.

    “moral cowardice of the worst sort”.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Maybe the BBC has to move up from daily podcasts and documentaries about the islamic terrorist- lets have a musical – a film – that lily tart can take the lead with lenny as the crusading BBC type getting her ‘ home ‘ to the s hole she deserves to be … pity the drone missed …


  24. StewGreen says:

    Prof Abigail Williams has a series on R4 about Facts vs Feelings
    I spot a trans activist angrily tweeting against the sow
    so could it be that Abigail Williams is not beginning from the normal BBC lefty angle ?


  25. andyjsnape says:

    BBC India: MPs call Delhi and Mumbai searches ‘intimidation’

    “The BBC is a globally respected broadcaster rightly renowned for its high-quality, trustworthy reporting, it should be free to report and operate without intimidation.”

    #couldn’tmake it up


  26. s.trubble says:

    Re the 2 minute R4 advertisement for Useless Yousaf snp masquerading as a tough interview with rajan ( I,m sure Yousaf referred to him as “barney” in the intro….could be wrong there.

    This so called interview came across as a pre agreed question and off pat answer session previously agreed between the 2 parties…
    to skip over some tough issues, gay marriage, gender recognition etc. with pre prepared very short answers. The fact it lasted less than 2 minutes and rushed to an end
    for the weather said it all….a pre formatted exhibition to allow this character “Useless” no leeway to put himself on the hook.

    ‘PS Well dome M’Luds…ignoring the bBc “Begum Documentary.
    back to the drawing boards for you and your tainted perspective.


  27. StewGreen says:

    R4 consumer prog coming up “How some asylum seekers are being recruited to help address a major shortage of care workers.”

    One year ago the news was “They are hiring asylum seekers to work in care homes to fill the spots of the unvaccinated care workers that they they fire”

    “how are we going to DBS check these asylum seekers who came with no paperwork/ ID in many cases?
    All care workers are routinely DBS’d”


    • StewGreen says:

      There’s an official occupation shortage list
      that includes even ballerinas as well as care workers
      If asylum seekers have been waiting 1 year to be processed , then they able to apply for these jobs
      There are 140,000 people who have been waiting 1 year.

      The BBC reporter speaking for asylum seeker “So it was your uncle who enslaved you an made you work 24 hours/day”
      He was freed and later when his wife left him taking all his money.. the presenter said that was a second example of modern slavery.

      Bet some NGO PR dept is behind this item
      ah it’s The Salvation Army

      The reporter said they don’t have any numbers for many refugees are doing this
      Some have permission but don’t have a job.
      They must know the numbers

      National Care Forum rep is on for employers
      “owners in southwest want Afghan asylum workers”


  28. Scroblene says:

    What really concerns me far too much, is that vegans will be unable to buy their comestibles soon, as it’s snowing in Morocco, and all the crops are failing!

    I’ve got to go to Sainsbury’s tomorrow, so will panic buy as much vegetable stuff as I can so they can’t have anything and will all starve!

    We’ve got so much meat and home-grown veg in the freezers, that we really don’t need to buy any more for ages yet – probably mid-summer, but much of it is left-over chicken stock from cooking the dog’s food, and freezing it for nourishing 30p soups which we regularly have, as it’s dead easy to make for that sort of money!

    When the BBC people see this, they’ll have several subjects to consider, but we won’t know, because we gave up watching and listening to them five months ago! If anyone spots it, please post the link here, and I’ll certainly be pleased to ignore it!

    Lots of changes at LBC too, Darren Adam’s gone, (hated Boris and President Trump to boredom stakes), and a couple of others have started doing different shows at night, so it’s perfick really!

    So happy, I might even ask Senora O’Blene if we can start another family, y’know, for old times sake…

    (Cue NTNOCNews – Griff R-J …”Time for a quick one Frances”?)


  29. tomo says:


    noun: caricature; plural noun: caricatures

    a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.


    • tomo says:

      The climate-lefty circle jerk is endless it seems – see caricature


      • MarkyMark says:

        The woman was run over and trapped under a concrete mixer lorry on Monday. The fire service says a specialist rescue vehicle was delayed by traffic because of a climate protest held by a group called “Last Generation”. News of the 44-year-old woman’s death emerged on Friday.4 Nov 2022


      • StewGreen says:

        120 likes … a Like rate of 1.6% of views
        The title is
        Today’s climate activist ‘criminals’ are tomorrow’s heroes: *silencing them* in court is immoral

        At a glance the article says they are NOT being silenced.

        Monbiot and Guardians own tweet get 500 Likes each
        A like rate of 1%


  30. Terminal Moraine says:

    Listened to some of yesterday’s DCMS hearing on “Misinformation and trusted voices” with Marianna as a witness.

    There was a fair amount of head scratching and smug bemusement at how seemingly intelligent people go down extremist rabbit holes. Marianna ‘Frenzy’ Spring got to use her buzzword several times and predictably Nicola Bulley received approx 150 mentions. Interesting that in the hour or so I listened to, I didn’t hear any discussion on how to reliably parse misinfo from the good stuff. ‘Trusted sources’ being a done deal.

    P.S. More conspiracy theory to the MSM and our government: last week’s meta-analysis of 65 studies in the Lancet which reported acquired immunity equal to or better than 2x doses of the vaxx.


  31. StewGreen says:

    This morning’s More or less
    #1 A gotcha against @DominicRaab “Oh he implied re-offending is going down by saying reconvictions have dropped

    but there is a new policy of cutting proceeding to conviction
    So that cuts reconvictions, but that doesn’t mean the actual second offences by the once convicted criminals didn’t happen.
    1 in 7 offences used to result in a charged
    Now it’s 1 in 20
    One reason is police have fallen from 144K to 123K
    and the pledge to re-increase that hasn’t come through yet its back up by 17K”
    Em so police are at 140K .. that’s NOT a big fall

    Em hardly breaking news that politicians spin things


  32. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    The girl, Kate Forbes, who wants to stand as the new SNP leader is getting a load of stick because she thinks marriage is between a man and a woman (or is it a them and a wothem)

    On Bev Turner (standing in for Lawrence Fox) last night they had a Dr Gavin Ashenden on who was being asked about her beliefs and about how she is being hammered because of this man/woman marriage belief she has.
    He asked Bev “Why has nobody asked Hamza Yousaf what his beliefs are regarding marriage because his beliefs are exactly the same as Kate Forbes”
    Being a Muslim he must be against homosexuals getting married but NOBODY from any msm will ask him about it.

    There you have our lefty white Christian hating msm in a nutshell.


  33. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch#1 – has the Sarah Montague just lost Labour the next election?

    Shamima Begum front and central on the programme, one of the BBC’s ’causes celebre’. The High Court Judge has ruled against Begum and her team and all the BBC supporters and turned down her plea to be allowed back to Britain. The Judge ruled that the then Home Secretary was quite entitled to remove her UK citizenship although Begum’s claim, laughable imv, that she was ‘trafficked’ was acknowledged by the Judge. Then the Montacutie brought on someone (sorry missed name and organisation, who said all the people who went to fight for IS/ISIS/AlQ and their children should all be allowed back into the UK because other countries are doing that.

    At which point, Sarah says “If there is a change of Government and a new Home Secretary that could all change?” Receiving and answer in the affirmative, just to make sure Sarah repeated the question. Devious, these BBC types! I think Sarah went over that position one more time just to re-inforce the message: vote Conservative at the next General Election or you get Begum back on benefits.


    • Scroblene says:

      Don’t be too worried, Uppers!

      Under-managers and autocue-readers often get confused, and our Sassie is pretty good at misunderstanding that simple conundrum!

      The silly murderous bitch went over to try and find out how to get Brits killed! She can’t come back here – we don’t want her!


      Why a thick beeboid or similar thinks it’s a story to gladden the hearts of normal hard-working (private sector) citizens is beyond normal comprehension, they’ll have gruauniadista and other sundry lefties squirming with fake indignation, but that’s their problem…


  34. Zephir says:

    Personally, I’d love to see a film record of a bunch of trannies and LQBGTFGTXYZ activists walking down Bury Park Road in Luton after dark (AKA Morroco)

    Lets see how that goes and of course the outrage if anything goes wrong


  35. Zephir says:

    Who is bloody paying for this ?

    time to name and shame the terrorist sympathisers:

    “Shamima Begum’s fight to return to UK is ‘nowhere near over’: ISIS bride’s lawyers vow challenge after she lost legal battle against removal of her British citizenship – despite ‘credible’ case she was a trafficking victim”



  36. Zephir says:

    Dan Squires KC, for Ms Begum

    Gareth Peirce, a member of Ms Begum’s legal team

    Daniel Furner, also part of Ms Begum’s legal team

    Ms Begum’s barristers Samantha Knights KC and Dan Squires KC

    Gareth Pierce and Daniel Furner, from Birnberg Pierce Solicitor


  37. Zephir says:

    Islamic State tightens grip on captives held as sex slaves

    KHANKE, Iraq — The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is “Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old…. Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon.”

    The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, weapons and tactical gear. It was shared with The Associated Press by an activist with the minority Yazidi community, whose women and children are being held as sex slaves by the extremists.

    While the Islamic State group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on the estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves. In a fusion of ancient barbaric practices and modern technology, IS sells the women like chattel on smart phone apps and shares databases that contain their photographs and the names of their “owners” to prevent their escape through IS checkpoints. The fighters are assassinating smugglers who rescue the captives, just as funds to buy the women out of slavery are drying up.



  38. Zephir says:

    IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds

    The Associated Press has documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves, the most comprehensive survey so far, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group’s territory shrinks. In Syria, AP has obtained locations for 17 mass graves, including one with the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe all but exterminated when IS extremists took over their region. For at least 16 of the Iraqi graves, most in territory too dangerous to excavate, officials do not even guess the number of dead. In others, the estimates are based on memories of traumatized survivors, Islamic State propaganda and what can be gleaned from a cursory look at the earth.
    play video video
    Islamic State buried thousands in 72 mass graves

    Still, even the known numbers of victims buried are staggering — from 5,200 to more than 15,000.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Does IS do requests …
      We’ve got a little list …
      They surely won’t be missed …


  39. Zephir says:

    Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State

    MOSUL, Iraq — The millions in ransom money came in dollar by dollar, euro by euro from around the world. The donations, raised from church offerings, a Christmas concert and the diaspora of Assyrian Christians on Facebook, landed in a bank account in Iraq. Its ultimate destination: the Islamic State group.

    Deep inside Syria, a bishop worked around the blurred edges of international law to save the lives of more than 200 people ‹ one of the largest groups of hostages yet documented in IS’s war in Syria and Iraq. It took more than a year, and videotaped killings of three captives, before all the rest were freed.


  40. Zephir says:

    Islamic State razing of Iraq monastery condemned

    The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.

    For 1,400 years the compound survived assaults by nature and man, standing as a place of worship recently for U.S. troops. In earlier centuries, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches and prayed in the cool chapel. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ’s name, were carved near the entrance.


  41. Zephir says:

    Islamic State turned Mosul into city of terror and darkness

    MOSUL, Iraq — She survived the first stone that struck her, then the second.

    One of the Islamic State group’s fighters bent down and pressed his fingers to the side of her neck to check her pulse.

    As her horrified neighbors watched, extremists threw a third stone at the young woman, who was accused of adultery. That one killed her.

    It was, for those who witnessed it, the cruelest moment in Mosul’s descent into fear, hunger and isolation under 2 1Ž/2 years of IS rule. Before the militants’ takeover, Iraq’s second-largest city was arguably the most multicultural place in the country, with a Sunni Muslim Arab majority but also thriving communities of Kurds, Shiites, Christians and Yazidis. Together, they had created Mosul’s distinct identity, with its own cuisine, intellectual life and economy.

    But the Islamic State group turned Mosul into a place of literal and spiritual darkness.

    It began with promises of order and of a religious utopia that appealed to some. But over time, the militants turned crueler, the economy crumbled under the weight of war and shortages set in. Those who resisted watched neighbors who joined IS turn prosperous and vindictive. Parents feared for the brainwashing of their children. By the end, as Iraqi troops besieged Mosul, the militants hanged suspected spies from lampposts, and residents were cut off from the world.

    The woman’s killing in Mosul’s Samah district shook to the core those in the crowd who were forced to watch.

    Several witnesses described to The Associated Press how the woman and her alleged lover were paraded blindfolded through the streets. The militants summoned everyone they could find to watch. It was in August, after the militants had lost strongholds in other parts of Iraq and Syria, prompting them to heighten their repression.

    “’Still not dead,’” Samira Hamid recalled the militant pronouncing after he checked the woman’s pulse, before the lethal blow to her head. The man accused of being her lover was flogged 150 times and forced to go to Syria to fight in IS ranks.

    Another witness, Sarmad Raad, found recalling the killing nearly unbearable.

    “I shut down,” the 26-year-old said, “I just lost my mind.”

    The AP interviewed dozens of residents who have left Mosul since Iraqi troops began retaking outlying districts last month. They described life in a city that has been virtually sealed off from the outside under the rule of the Islamic State group. They spoke from Mosul’s edges and from the refugee camps that are their homes for the foreseeable future, even as smoke rose and artillery boomed from nearby front lines.


  42. Zephir says:

    Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on the alleged crimes committed by ISIS

    Since the summer of 2014, my Office has been receiving and reviewing disturbing allegations of widespread atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Greater Syria (“ISIS” aka “ISIL”, “Daesh” or “IS”). Crimes of unspeakable cruelty have been reported, such as mass executions, sexual slavery, rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, torture, mutilation, enlistment and forced recruitment of children and the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, not to mention the wanton destruction of cultural property.


  43. micknotmike says:

    Shamima Begum has been top story all day. Hey bbc, nobody cares, report some news, and stop showing selfies of that bloody spring woman.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      ‘…nobody cares…’

      Not true. The BBC cares very much that their poster girl has had a knockback. It’s just that nobody else outside the BBC – okay, well, some Guardian Readers and ‘uman Rights plankton – gives a toss.


  44. StewGreen says:

    #2 R4 More or Less Wrongly concluded that Wales can’t get much extra £s by raising tax

    The Welsh politician said there are only 9,000 *higher rate tax payers* in Wales
    Well there are now 3 tax bands , cos a new one was introduced : those earning more than £145K
    The politician mis spoke he didn’t mean higher rate tax payers he meant those “9,000 Additional rate taxpayers”

    Reporter “There are 166K higher rate taxpayers 11% of all the Wales taxpayers
    so that is not enough people to raise much extra money
    1% extra tax on them gives £8m and £37m from the top two tax categories
    that £45m is nothing compared to their NHS budget of £10bn”

    They continued “If Wales raised tax for all including Basic rate payers by 1% they’d bring £219m”
    OK 5 times more than you get from taxing big people
    Then he basically said see Wales can’t get enough to boost NHS

    Hey If they put up basic tax 5%
    That IS a significant £1.1bn extra


    • tomo says:

      “those earning more than £145K”

      -there’s hundreds of those in the Welsh “government” and boyo infested local councils.


  45. StewGreen says:

    #3 R4 More Or Less
    They chose to correct their item from last week
    They used OECD data to say British nurses only get average pay compared to all UK folks

    .. The problem is OECD uses MEAN average
    and than is skewed by top earners like Lineker
    So the convention is to use MEDIAN average instead
    and by that, nurses average salary is £37K … ie13% ABOVE the average wage £33K
    That’s a BIG point, but the prog rushed that bit, instead of banging on like they do when someone they don’t like made a similar mistake (The Tories etc.)
    .. They failed to correct that overall UK nurses get a big boost from employer pension contributions which are 10.5% about twice what happens to everyone else in UK and EU

    #4 Item ‘The number of menopausal women in the media is vastly overstated as 13 million
    cos they are including ALL women over 45 not just those in the menopause, which is about 3.3m’

    #5 They wasted another 8 minutes going on about whether the word “data” is a plural or singular
    Oblivious to the fact the R4 word show with Michael Rosen already did an episode about that.
    He has a famous poem about Data, the way children are now treated as data.
    In it, he uses the British English convention of treating the word as a singular, cos we speak English .. not Latin.


  46. Lunchtime Loather says:

    Too busy to post, sorry, as I’m off to the supermarket to panic buy tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. I don’t like any of them particularly but feel grateful to the BBBC for telling me to panic buy them.


  47. Fedup2 says:

    Being from NE lundunistan the locals don’t really do vegetables – although the woke incomers do like their organic stuff ….


  48. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm Media show asks about the media coverage of the Nichola Bulley case
    Who did they ask first ?

    Yep by interviewing the Guardian guy Josh Halliday

    Coming up reporting the Ukraine war.
    with John Sweeney introduced as “an independent journalist”
    and Orla Guerin (Bad girl ? “The BBC has shamed itself with Orla Guerin’s Holocaust report”)

    Why does this show always cover up by leaving it’s prog blurb blank until the prog has finished ?


    • StewGreen says:

      Sweeney is laying into Tucker Carlson
      paraphrase “Carlson says the Ukrainians are all Nazis”

      He must have known that the prog was just ending
      and that his point would therefore go uncontested.


      • tomo says:

        Sweeney’s style and delivery doesn’t really go down well with average punters I reckon – probably a large part of why they let him go …


  49. gb123 says:

    I’m off to buy pet food (not for me, but maybe that will be the future). Does the media’s intervention now mean I have to queue up with a bunch of panic buying morons buying up a entire year’s worth of vegetables? Expect to see bins full of rotting veg in the coming weeks.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Zoos are forced to slaughter animals to feed others in Venezuela, where bone-thin pumas have become the face of the crisis
      Emaciated animals at Venezuela’s zoos reflect the country’s economic collapse
      Rising numbers of desperate people are eating dogs, with prisoners eating rats
      Venezuela’s economy has collapsed in recent months causing poverty to spiral
      Food shortages are growing amid a mass migration from the country
      The government of President Maduro meanwhile faces further U.S. sanctions

      PUBLISHED: 10:15, 1 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:22, 1 March 2018


    • Up2snuff says:

      gb123, no shortage of tinned stuff as far as I can see. Tinned and frozen, strictly & technically speaking, is just as good as fresh fuit and vegetables. Iceland do some really nice frozen sweetcorn for £1.