296 Responses to Weekend 25th February 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Well, top of the heap again.

    Fed, I dumped my TV Licence way back in 2005 although I would look selectively at catch-up TV until the BBC reneged on the original arrangement to all all non-LF holders to be able to use iPlayer for catch-up TV viewing.

    This, I consider to be a disgrace, especially in the light of various Lockdowns for the Covid-19 Pandemic as well as the Director General’s recent remarks about how amazed he is that the BBC can impose a compulsory Licence Fee on the UK population and get away with it. Join the resistance, folks!


    • taffman says:

      The BBC is ruthless at Robbing the poor to give to the rich. Follow the money.

      In the past the Tories were keen on privatisation , why not with the BBC ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I put a line about ‘dumping the TV licence ‘ up because the first line transfers onto the twitter . So in my addled mind the more times it gets a mention on twitter the better – trying to get this and similar sites more known …. In case you wondered ….

      ( I know that personal circumstances prevents many who want to dump the licence but can’t – but gotta keep pushing )


  2. vlad says:

    Will the BBC show this clear act of black-on-white racism Stateside?

    Diversity is our strength.


  3. Nibor says:

    In the Middle Ages, knights were the predominant force of society. Knights only recognised knights and the aristocracy above them . In battle the knights would ride through the peasants ( regardless of their safety ) to fight opposing knights of whatever nationality. In a way , the medieval society was global- for the few . The many weren’t considered.

    Today it’s the Clerisy that is the dominant force of society , together with the nomenklatura , who only debate with the clerisy . Us plebs don’t matter.

    Unfortunately I can’t always listen to full programmes on Radio 4 but I caught two halves of two different programmes on that station.
    The first was AntiSocial at 12 noon which covered the protests at Knowsley where (bogus) asylum seekers were housed in hotels . The second was about the history and modern meaning of the word Woke at 13.45 .
    The first just had Clerisy figures talking about the peasants and their silly fears about the bogus refugees.
    The second had Clerisy figures traduce peasants for not being enlightened enough to see the word Woke was actually in the end good.

    That’s the BBC , an organisation that takes the arrogance of the medieval knight upon itself into the modern world .


  4. Sluff says:

    Have you noticed how the BBC quotes how much public sector wages have declined since 2010?

    Never mentioned of course is the fact that money was thrown at the public sector by Blair/Brown/Labour, so those wages were at an all time high. Comparing with an all time high is, shall we say, disingenuous.
    Try the graph here back in 2019.


    But here’s another piece of disingenuity. Back in 2010 employer pension contributions to, say, teachers were 14% of salary. Now they are 24%. That’s a 10% remuneration increase absolutely no-one is mentioning. Well done to the LocalGovernment Association for having the bottle to publish the figures. You might not have seen them before.


    No surprises that the BBC choose to fail to mention the above huge contextual factors. Perhaps their ‘investigative journalists’ are too busy on other things. LOL.


    • Deborah says:

      Nearly every school I know of has huge pension deficits. If you ask the accountants whether governors should be concerned, the answer is that the government won’t let the pension schemes fail.


      • Sluff says:

        Technically Deborah this only applies to non-teaching staff who are in the LGPS. There is a fund for this and as you rightly say it is usually in deficit and it is assumed the government would always pick up the tab. On behalf of the taxpayer, Naturally. No pension protection fund nonsense for them! Teachers pensions actually have no fund. Just like the NHS pensions. They are paid out of our annual taxes.. Their future liability, the ultimate example of kicking the can down the road, is a very sizeable % of total national debt. £750 bn last time I looked. Again, never mentioned by the impartial BBC.


        • Flotsam says:

          The BBC pension fund is in significant deficit, one reason why the BBC won’t be privatised.

          Police force pensions are a huge proportion of entire Police budgets. I’ve seen figures of 30% but heard whispers of 50%.


          • Mart says:

            Off topic, but, I have no idea why they pension off the police early, admin and control rooms all need staff and what better than experienced older officers.


            • Scroblene says:

              Spot on, Mart!

              I’ve often wondered about the same issue, and assume that the pensions to that date are sufficient for them to retire!

              A mate at BT had an eye-watering settlement at age 50, likewise another relative in Royal Mail! They were riches that us in the private sector, (yeah, I know BT was ‘private’ later), just dreamed about…

              I suggest that you might like to revisit the series, ‘New Tricks’, and just hope that the gorgeous Amanda Redman has a puncture outside your house, and needs to come in for shelter…

              I would…


          • Wild Bill says:

            Part of our council tax pays for the Police does it not?


            • Scroblene says:

              Yes it does Wild, and ‘sources say’, (beeboid for rumour/fact), that about a fifth of all poll taxes go into the councils’ pension funds…


    • StewGreen says:

      News that OMITS context = #FakeNews

      Deborah I thought teachers were all in TPS Teachers’ Pensions Scheme a giant government fund
      Is it that some schools have opted out and have their own schemes ?


  5. Nibor says:

    The Clerisy are the approved thinkers that set the debate about anything and everything. Their parameters are where you the plebs can think .
    They are the approved university lecturers, doctors, professors , writers , journalists, diplomats, activists, historians and other experts. A few token paper tigers are given a look in .
    The nomenklatura do the running of the world , as at the WEF , Bilderburger , Trilateral Commision etc .
    Don’t think it’s a grand conspiracy, it’s how things work unless or until we make a shake up . It’s natural that some people think they can run a country or the world better than anyone else and sometimes they can . But accountability and openness is best .
    Something the BBC doesn’t strive for .


  6. digg says:

    The freak show rolls on. In Reading, the well-heeled upper-crust council bigwigs who were probably once pseudo but posh hippies are trying to return the town to the Middle Ages by stamping out the motor car are reacting to understandable public opposition by branding any protestors as that good old chestnut “right-wing”…. It’s getting really bloody boring now!

    Meanwhile the BBC are determined to chase the impossible task of attracting a “yoof” audience by the genius plan of sacking all their “golden oldies” popular presenters with large followers to be replaced by identikit modern young presenters with not an ounce of talent but in the accepted age/dress range.

    I guess that this will end with them sacking these when it doesn’t work and replacing them with hordes of blokes in dresses and women with hideous tattoos and purple hair.

    If that doesn’t work maybe they will go the way of the independent broadcasters and start releasing shows with blokes showing their willies and women their vaginas etc, etc.

    Good luck with all of that BBC!

    And hopefully good riddance!


  7. digg says:

    Just had a thought…. The reason the BBC are able to extort their tax on the public just for owning a TV is because it all comes down to having a device that receives its broadcasts over the existing air waves infrastructure!

    Hence if a competitor was to set up using the broadcast medium of purely say fibre optic surely that means that the BBC would have no say in how it’s paid for or who has to pay it.

    So what we need is an entrepreneur who will produce TV-like displays that receive only fibre-optic signals.

    That would eliminate the BBC’s ability to claim against the viewers of such for non-licensing surely?

    A bit like running a huge mobile phone?


  8. taffman says:

    No licence required for simply owning a Telly.


  9. StewGreen says:

    Thursday local newsPR on ITV and BBC
    almost propaganda style reports saying that anyone joining Skegness anti-migrant-hotel protest are farrrrr-right
    cos a group called Patriotic Alternative are coming down.
    ‘Don’t come to Skegness’ they say
    but when a Marxist group goes down to London to demonstrate with XR and create immense harm by stopping millions going about their daily lives
    .. that’s all OK

    I expect some theatre in Skegness
    cos some English Rose protesters on YouTube do look like stooges from antifa
    Like a few of them wearing facemasks like antifa
    and one guy saying he card have a brown prime minister ”

    Then Friday ITV has a report about disposable vapes being a litter problem
    That report was seemingly a syndicated item used to fill space, cos other areas did the item a week back.
    Half of the report was one NGO claiming the lithium batteries are recyclable.
    Em everything is recyclable if you chuck enough cash at it.
    Recycling big car batteries isn’t worth it, cos it costs a fortune.
    So I expect recycling tiny vape batteries is not economic either.


  10. JohnC says:

    The woman whose stolen images were used to scam men out of thousands

    Well, if you ever want an example of a useless BBC quota employee being given anything they can find even remotely linked to one of the BBC agendas, this is it.

    Is the story about the men who got scammed because she was an online porn ‘artist’ ?.

    Nope. It’s about: ‘How does it feel to be the unwitting face of so many romance scams?’.

    Let me tell you some truth Hannah (the author), the only thing an online porn star cares about is that someone else got the money.

    As we are indirectly told a bit later in the article”

    ‘If I got all the money that these guys sent all these scammers, I would be a billionaire today, not sitting here in my little apartment,” she says.’.

    A) No you wouldn’t love.

    This also comes after we were told she made a million dollars a year. The author clearly does not have the wit to realise what a complete contradiction she has made.

    But we don’t go anywhere near that of course. We are supposed to think the ‘adult performer’ is the victim here, not the idiot men who got scammed.

    ‘she told us that part of the reason she quit making online content was to try to stop the scammers. “I no longer want to give them the power to use anything of mine ever again,” she says.’. But I suspect that was a very, very small part of the reason. And of course we aren’t told of the real ones.

    There is lots, lots more in this bizarre non-article but I just couldn’t be bothered to go any further.

    It’s typical BBC panorama-type rubbish where they decide who the victim is based on their agenda then do everything they can to push that conclusion.

    … and who is the author of this epic masterpiece ?.
    Hannah Ajala of the BBC

    Apparently she has made a whole series of podcasts about this woman. License fee billions well-spent ? – or some non-job created for someone who was taken on because of BBC racist discrimination and can’t be given anything important to do ?.

    Note: I have no idea what the author looks like when I write my comments : I only look for their picture at the end. Even I am amazed how the exceptional rubbish is almost always written by quite attractive young females.


  11. JohnC says:

    Can mind-controlled VR games help stroke patients?

    Another complete and utter fake-news story about something which doesn’t exist being inferred as fact by an idiot BBC ‘technology reporter’ who does not understand anything about it and is just regurgitates any PR rhetoric they are told and prints it without question.

    The proof that these stories are always simple publicity pieces looking for funding is when they include a line like this:

    ‘It is led by NHS consultant Allan Ponniah and computer scientist Dimitrios Adamos from Imperial College London.’

    Just so a potential investor knows who to contact.

    I’ve seen a million of these university articles and they all disappear without a trace.

    Here is the BBC ‘expert’:
    I’ve been involved with a few of these technical journalists in the past and they have absolutely no morales or ethics whatsoever about whether what they write is the truth or not. They just want a story.

    I’ll bet my hat the whole article was instigated behind the scenes by ‘contacts’ for free advertising. And no doubt certain ‘perks’ were provided as part of it.


    • Zephir says:

      The real headline there is:

      “bbc staff “right think” orientation day: far right, far right, far right, benefit thieves are asylum seekers….Tommy Robinson is not his real name…..all muslims are victims”


  12. JohnC says:

    Nigeria elections 2023: What you need to know

    I opened that article expecting to see a single word : ‘Nothing’.

    Or perhaps ‘All Nigerian politicians are massively corrupt. It doesn’t matter who wins.’

    But of course I was forgetting that these days, the BBC employ FAR more ‘journalists’ like this than actually make up the British population who have to actually fund these stories. And they have to be given something to do.


    • Zephir says:

      Nigeria elections:

      “Favoured candidate is a prince who has a lot of gold he needs to move out of the country and has promised free lists of UK pensioners email adresses for all who support him.”


  13. JohnC says:

    BBC reporter in Ukraine recalls first air siren this time last year

    Good God – what’s next ?. An article on the boiled egg a black BBC reporter had for breakfast exactly 4 hours, 10 minutes since the first explosion was heard (with picture of black reporter and maybe the egg if it’s in the picture)?.

    I would like to see an article on all the totally fake pictures the BBC have shown since the war started. I know of at least 2 for certain.

    They are like excited children these days. It’s hard to believe just how far the BBC has fallen.


    • Zephir says:

      “bbc reporter sees another Russian bomb crater the same size as a jcb dug trench with more intact windows nearby.”


      • JohnC says:

        Yup – and not forgetting the huge ‘bomb crater’ allegedly from the night before before which had already filled with stagnant water and had no piles of fresh soil around it at all.


        • Zephir says:

          No soil ? not a dirty bomb then

          Quite clean….. in fact so clean it cleans up after itself

          Now that’s a smart bomb


        • king crimson says:

          My favourite – and I think it’s genuine – is Bowen crouching down in a crater with an old woman in the background with her shopping bag. Akin to the Lammy/police photo.


          • JohnC says:

            Now now crimson, let’s not get onto how pathetic Leftists are when trying to survive in the real world. That will be a long thread indeed.

            Starting with Vile who I bet struggles to check the air in his tyres.

            The futher left, the more useless seems to a general rule of thumb.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      I’ve just done a quick search on Getty Images for ‘eggs’ and it returned 233 pictures. Of these, 218 featured black people and 76 of these had a multiracial family (black father, White mother, 2 x kids with frizzy hair). Only one photo included an actual egg – this was a close-up of a (brown) egg in which the lion had been crossed out and replaced by a small rainbow flag.


  14. Zephir says:

    I’m enjoying rewriting the headlines the bbc should be saying.

    Is there room for a “real bbc” web page where all can contribute their favourite headlines ?

    A prize for the ultimate bbc headline of the day ? something like:

    “Brexit and climate change blamed for black, muslim victim asylum seeker dinghy shortage during violent far right protest led by Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley Lennon”


    • Zephir says:

      Bbc picture:

      “Shamima Begum strokes a stray muslim kitten which was sex trafficked by far right Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley Lennon, just after Brexit ruined the country,

      she says:

      “It was starving because of fat cat Tory cuts and climate change,

      (by the way wheres my f@cking passport ? heads will roll when I get back)

      A multi millionaire black footballer has started a campaign for taxpayers on 30K a year to feed terrorists’ cats.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes I will do that . my favourite is ‘ global warming causes earthquakes – report finds ‘…..


  15. Zephir says:

    Bbc breaking news:

    Joe Biden elected as next pope

    Far right news sources claiming the previous incumbent is not dead yet and six previous popes were on the voting register as well as some medieval cardinals and Thomas Beckett has been fact checked as fake news.


  16. Tabs says:

    Some BBC fake news…
    On the BBC News channel about 7:20am they had a piece on the Turkey earthquake with a BBC journalist taking a freebie helicopter ride stopping the helicopter crew doing its normal aid deliveries.

    BBC journalist, “Some of these pilots have flown over 1000 hours since the earthquake struck”

    This might be one for Marianna Spring to investigate but if the earthquake was 6th Feb, 18 days ago, that means each pilot has been flying 55.5 hours a DAY without any sleep.


    • Fedup2 says:

      As a private helicopter pilot ( yawn ) I can assure you that it is possible to spend 55 hours a day flying helicopters – or at least – it felt like it …. learning to ‘hover ‘ is like learning to ride a bike – apart from the additional £10k it cost me ….


      • Zephir says:

        I got a little helicopter thing just to wind the cat up, first attempt to take off it smashed the living room light bulb then nearly took the wife’s eye out.

        Took us 5 hours to find the cat who shat the carpet and wall unit.

        The wife didn’t talk to me for a couple of days and the postman thinks shes a domestic abuse victim.

        Do you give lessons F2 ?


        • Fedup2 says:

          Sadly no – it’s a hugely expensive business and it was a ‘bucket list ‘ thing … but I’m glad I did it . Might do fixed win if the lottery comes in …


          • Zephir says:

            Wife has hidden my helicopter.

            Probably in the same place as the high powered catapault and ball bearings, that was a fun summer.


      • JohnC says:

        On an RAF Puma, you can gradually open your mouth and your teeth chatter at different harmonics of the main rotor RPM as they get wider.

        Not a lot of people know that.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Probably the most valuable news this weekend – ideal pub quiz fare …….


          • JohnC says:

            And for a bonus point, how fast do people think they go round ?.

            I get answers like 100 times a second when in fact it is less than 5.


            • Zephir says:

              Try telling that to our cat

              Although I have found the best way of removing stubborn artex from ceilings, plus any unwanted light fittings


  17. taffman says:

    “NI Protocol: Brexit deal close as talks intensify”
    Are we about to be sold down the river by our false prime minister and his consocialist government?


    • G says:

      He and Hunt are not operating for the UK population. If the total annihilation of the Conservative Party results, they do not care. Both are working on the principle that they assiduously cram as much WEF Policy into the UK as is possible before the next election. That window is closing day by day so expect to see an acceleration of imposing planned WEF policy. Its Davos that are yanking the strings.


  18. Fedup2 says:

    Shock news

    Bruce Kent is not to leave the BBC after 31 years at the end of March as per his contract. Instead he is being put on ‘gardening leave’ from the 3rd of March – with Kay Vernon taking over the ‘coveted mid morning r2 slot ‘ from next month

    Bruce Kent has agreed not to say anything negative on his popular show – but he is more than welcome to comment on our site – where he will always be welcome – unlike the BBC .

    This horrible news has been met with outrage from devoted fans of The Bruce . Questions are likely in the ‘house ‘ with the speaker allowing an ‘urgent ‘ question to the minister for radio2.

    Truly Mad times ….

    Even with Jeremy Vine the last of the old guard his days must be numbered …


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Vine already has an “Exit Plan” in the form of his Channel 5 TV rubbish. I suspect he has had that plan for some time.


  19. Guest Who says:

    Justin headed out to ‘report’?

    Maybe Dame Emma is flying over too?


  20. Zephir says:

    Just looking around on TV and see they have rewritten Dr Finlay,

    No more:

    “Oh, Dr Finlay, I think I have heartburn”

    “Och, Janet, you’ve got your tit hanging in your porridge again”

    Its PC gone mad now.


    • Charlie Farley says:


      ” Do you want it now Dr Finlay ? ”
      ” Aye Janet ”
      ” Just lie back and I’ll whip my thermometer out and take your temperature 🌡 ”

      It’s almost as if jokes are a thing of the past now !


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Dr Finlay would you like a cup of tea?
      Ho Janet

      (a bit louder) Dr Finlay would you like a cup of tea?
      HO Janet



  21. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news pantomime
    The normal system is that lety demos with 4 people will get acres of pre promotion
    and that righty demos with 1,000 will get ignored
    However today us different
    Radio Humberside’s opening news item promotes the Ukraine War march in Hull
    “protesters will meet at 2pm at X, then 3pm at Y etc.”

    Radio Lincolnshire’s opening news item “There are concerns about today’s demo against Skegness Hotels being used to house asylum seekers, a Farrrrrr Right group will be part of it …”
    They then played a clip from the police which was actually fair/reasonable
    “People are welcome to come and protest in Skegness today and as long as they are peaceful and stick to agreed times and route we expect it will be fine”

    I still think there could be some theatrics from antifa agitators and infiltrators.
    Anyone who turns up to a demo wearing hoodies and masks is not honest, whatever side they claim to be on.
    I expect at the very least the streets will be littered with normal Social Worker pre-printed signs etc. They always leave a mess.

    R Lincs tweet from a few days ago

    R Lincs tweet from yesterday.


    • JohnC says:

      So are they here for good or just until the war ends (when they should be sent back to help rebuild their country) ?.


    • StewGreen says:

      11am local news “On the scene in Skegness , there will be a seperate demo by the farrrrr right group *Patriot Alliance*
      the marches do not pass any asylum seeker hotels”

      Note she got in the “far right” label, but couldn’t get the name of the org right.

      The Livestream https://youtu.be/fvsL14D1ChM
      shows more people than she said
      She seemed to make out there were very few people


  22. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    When antifa arrive at the next peaceful protest and start kicking off I think one of them needs to be caught and identified.
    At the moment the bbbc (and the rest) keep making out that it’s all far right violence so by getting an antifa and showing them to be far left the bbbc would have to stop blaming the far right.

    Some sort of ‘snatch squad’ to go into the antifa lot and grab one, bring it out into the open and unmask it.
    Keep doing this as each antifa lot start the trouble and maybe the msm might have to start telling the truth (although I doubt it)


    • StewGreen says:

      NUJ rules basically say “label a demo far right, and then you don’t have to treat it fairly /objectively”


    • G says:

      Surely EG, there’s an instruction to the Police from on high to avoid doing that? All part of the plan


  23. StewGreen says:

    Second item on local news
    “Council leader says Scunthorpe Coke Oven workers can all get new jobs in the PUBLIC sector as teachers and nurses”
    .. That attitude is ‘Let them eat cake”

    Public sector jobs don’t generate tax income.

    9am they switched the order of the news items


    • G says:

      They could also get jobs in a fast growing industry with an industry leader………..Serco.


    • dhunter says:

      “Public sector jobs don’t generate tax income”
      never thought about that before – but they pay income tax, so how do they not “generate tax income” ?


      • Calon lan says:

        Public sector jobs do not generate tax income, because it just goes round in a loop and pays their wages.


  24. AsISeeIt says:

    Feminism taken as read edition

    There are those who would maintain we live under a form of patriarchy – ie a society, culture or government in which men hold the power and respect while women are largely excluded.

    The frontpages of our leading broadsheets, from across the political spectrum (such as it is) would say au contraire…

    Guardianista-sista Rebecca Solnit today echoes the sentiments formerly expressed by ex-PM and husband of high class interior decorator and toothy Tory Green activist Carrie Johnson: What feminism taught me about abusive men like Putin

    You’ll recall that’s just what Carrie’s little man indoors had to say: Boris Johnson: Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if he were a woman. Prime minister says Russian president’s gender a contributory factor to Ukraine invasion (GuardianThis article is more than 7 months old, mind you)

    We alight on the formerly patriotic (for Britain) Times: Sunak faces clash with Eurosceptics after ‘breakthroughs’ in talks with von der Leyen – all this flag-waving sovereignty and borders nonsense – it’s SO very last century.

    What do you call a Remainer in 2020? Beaten.
    What do you call a Remainer in 2021? Patient.
    What do you call a Remainer in 2022? Patient.
    What do you call a Remainer in 2023? Nearly there.

    Meanwhile, the Times cover pic has our friend Zelensky performing some form of continental-style trooping the colour ceremony.

    Forget Her Majesty’s reserved and stately appearence on the parade ground at Horse Guards. This scene is far more operatic – somewhat in the image of the tearful Napoleon Bonaparte kissing the Tricolor battle flag for the last time at Château de Malmaison or that Austrian ex-painter at one his big rallys clutching the Blutfahne or Blood Flag.

    But we digress.

    From the still macho (even with patriotic flag-loving blood and soil with tears gushing) Ukrainians on the frontpage to more locally: ‘My husband used to be hot’ A wife’s tale (Times) – turns out us British chaps just haven’t got what it takes anymore… apparently. I wonder why?

    All the nice girls love a sailor, luv. And all the naughty ones love a soldier.

    The Telegraph today – from the old armchair by the fireside – fearlessly fights the culture war – on the side of woke: Gucci’s fashion disaster. Lisa Armstrong on last night’s ‘sleazy and misogynist’ show – one wonders if she gave the Brit Awards show with its ghastly and sleazy outfits a pass?

    Feminism in the FT today? There’s nothing of note that might excite the ladies on the frontpage except perhaps a little something from the HTSI (How To Spend It) feature or may one interest madam in the prime right hand corner advertising slot: Graff the most fabulous jewels in the world – diamonds are a girl’s best friend

    The ‘i’ newspaper is a left-leaning tabloid and thereabouts feminism is taken as read – so today they’re counting Labour’s chickens prior to them coming home to roost on us: Starmer on course for landslide victory – it is almost amusing to reflect how very hard Tony Blair had to work to reverse nearly two decades of Tory rule – whereas our present Tory implosion will pass the buck to Sir Keir with him hardly breaking a sweat.

    Audiences do like a performance that ends with a gag – so it’s over to the FT: West warns of ‘severe costs’ for nations aiding Russian war effort – whereas us saps aiding the Ukraine war effort are doing just fine and dandy?


    • JohnC says:

      According to the BBC HYS comments, I would say:

      What do you call a Remainer in 2020? Spiteful.
      What do you call a Remainer in 2021? Very Spiteful.
      What do you call a Remainer in 2022? Bitter and Spiteful.
      What do you call a Remainer in 2023? Very bitter and very spiteful. Full of hate brought on by BBC rhetoric.

      I see the EU ‘Qatargate’ corruption scandal is expanding but I don’t recall seeing anything on the BBC front page about it since it broke.

      I see they do have an article here:
      Qatargate: Two MEPs lose immunity in corruption case

      But I bet that one was well hidden with every trick in the book to make sure as few people as possible saw it. Another ‘Front page at midnight, gone by breakfast’ I expect.

      Just compare this monumentally important story with the daily drumming they did for ‘partygate’. Totally disgraceful.

      Meanwhile it seems the Nigerian election is very important for people in the UK : it even has a front-page ‘live-update’ article – which is a weapon they use to keep making agenda stories fresh. They did it almost every day for ‘partygate’.


  25. davylars says:

    BBC Breakfast .
    Some surfer dude busy inventing a way to make his foam filled surfboard more environmentally friendly.
    He has discovered that using a mixture straw and mushrooms, the rootlike structure called mycelium, can make an alternative foam filling.
    ( using plastic sheeting for a mould) incidentally.
    Anyway, I guess the surf dude wasn’t paying attention during his biology lessons at school,
    If I recall from my student days, mushrooms don’t give off oxygen.
    A quick Google confirms this.

    “ It turns out that fungi, much like people and animals, take in oxygen and respire carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas. There”



  26. Thoughtful says:

    Here is what I believe to be an impartial independant view of the state of the union type speech given by Vladimir Putin, and it’s nothing like what has been reported by Western media.

    More and more I am forming the opinion that corrupt Western leaders are interested in prolonging the war in order to extract as much money for themselves as is possible. Boris Johnson is no longer PM and holds no ministerial position so what is he doing in Ukraine? He wouldn’t be doing anything if he wasn’t being personally rewarded and he can spend money like no one else I know.

    This war is no going to end soon, our deluded Socialist PM Rishi Washee is giving away all our defence equipment but cannot afford to re-order it, leaving the UK defenceless.

    Continual money printing to finance this war means that inflation is going to remain high, possibly uncontrollable and that means much higher interest rates.

    Oh and just to crown it all there will be further energy price rises going into Autumn 2023.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Risha Sunak or {insert_name_of_current_PM} and other ‘Western’ leaders are simply puppets of the WEF. And as we all know, WEF exists to make money for its members in three key areas:
      W – War
      E – Energy
      F – Food


    • kingkp says:

      The war is merely a money laundering scheme to scam off as much fiat before they introduce the slavery system based on CBDCs. I suspect Putin is merely part of the theatre. If this is a real war, it’s a very strange one. All data points to this merely being one of the many psyops they have cooked up over the last three years to accelerate Agenda 2030. Don’t forget. You will own nothing and Klaus will be happy.


  27. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:


      Minister of Health, 2014–2018
      In the government of Prime Minister Charles Michel formed in October 2014, De Block became Minister of Social Affairs and Health. When taking the oath, she described the portfolio as “her dream”.[14] Critics have said that she does not set the right example as Health Minister due to her obesity, and she has answered that “I know I’m not a model but you have to see what’s inside, not the packaging”.[15]


  28. Beltane says:

    Quote from a website elsewhere. Praising new re-hashed favourite ‘Beyond Paradise’ a viewer said: ‘Great show, enjoyed immensely. On the BBC too, so no adverts! Makes the licence worth every penny.’
    Quaint, isn’t it, that such diehards sit through the interminable ‘coming soon’ plugs between every program throughout every day, evening and night, and not seem to grasp that their time is being so frequently and regularly wasted…. with advertisements.


    • Guest Who says:

      Odd way to phrase things. BBC ringers do like their bolt ons.

      Especially when the Graun review is… less than kind.

      The Graun.


  29. Emmanuel Goldstein says:



  30. Fedup2 says:

    Veg shortage update – oh no people have panic bought tomatoes – oh no – none in my local tescos – buy toms now – panic ….


  31. Zephir says:

    Nigeria seems so important to the bbc so when are they paying reparations for all the slaves they captured and sold throughout their history ?

    And reparations for all the pensioners fleeced through email scams ?

    And the UK taxpayers for all the housing benefit scams ?


  32. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC: Nigeria elections 2023: Why young people are excited

    Let me guess… The man many are backing, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, is not that young at 61. Nor is he really a new broom in Nigerian politics as he has previously been the vice-presidential candidate for the main opposition

    Meanwhile, some reverse psychology is at work here: BBC: Merseyside pupils ‘humiliated’ by school skirt-length inspections

    So, desexualising the dress of school children is somehow sexist and humiliating for girls?

    Meantime, in the world of corporate high tech… ebay has reached peak-wank status…

    To verify your bank details they send two ‘micro-deposits’ and recipients must tell them how much the values were…

    1p & 3p in my case

    Then when you’ve verified to their satisfaction they say we’ll take the amounts back within 3 days.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Is there a suspicion that this is some kind of ‘salami-slicing’ scheme that will net them further millions?
      You know, like Richard Pryor did in Superman III?
      (There’s one for people my age.)


    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, eBay is becoming very tedious. Time long overdue to have a British equivalent that does not tax dodge in Luxembourg. Any British software developers out there who want to have a go?


  33. tomo says:


  34. Doobster78 says:

    BBC = Doctors on strike, need more money.

    BBC = Escape to the Country on now , young couple, Doctor and Dentist looking to buy in Oxfordshire. Jonny Irwin, what’s the budget?? Upto £1.5 million.

    The struggle is real !!!!

    BBC news will lead us to believe they are all rummaging in bins for food !!!!!

    Bloody Tories .


  35. TrickCyclist says:

    Apologies if this has already been posted.
    It seems Karine Jean-Pierre accidentally let slip the name of the true president yesterday. . .


  36. MarkyMark says:

    Bring back Boris – to lead the Nato alliance
    The West’s dithering over giving Ukraine crucial military has to stop, before Putin regains the initiative

    2 February 2023 • 6:00am






    • Dickie says:

      Expect NATO need Boris the Slob like they need a hole in the head but then again he could use his knowledge of Latin to completely bamboozle the Russians into submission


  37. MarkyMark says:



  38. MarkyMark says:

    Government scientist Neil Ferguson, 51 – whose death toll projections sparked lockdown – QUITS after admitting he allowed married mistress, 38, to break stay-at-home rules to visit him for trysts

    Prof Neil Ferguson, 51, warned UK could see 500,000 deaths if it didn’t implement mass self-isolation

    His advice, through a report he helped produce at Imperial College, led to the PM bringing in the lockdown

    But since it started he allowed his married lover to travel across London to visit him at home at least twice

    Antonia Staats, 38, lives with her husband, in his 30s, and two children in a £1.9 million house in south London

    The scientist has quit his role on the secretive SAGE committee – but Imperial College is standing by him



    • tomo says:

      perfesser pantsdown eh?

      His appearance on “A Life Scientific” Radio 4 Jim al Khalili show was a low point in “science” broadcasting. Truly nauseating and unlistenable fawning.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I find it astonishing that this ‘UK’ girly would travel across Londonistan to visit him. It would have been quicker to travel from Cypress.

      Could he not have found someone a bit more local e.g. from the local housewife recycling centre?


  39. Guest Who says:

    OT, but beyond XR outing itself and the Boris/all of them Net Zero derangement I notice various rich bandwagon clowns are on board and the BBc cannot be far behind.



    • Guest Who says:


    • StewGreen says:

      The “clean air” activists need to reach 10 years back to show a traffic pollution death*

      whereas they could reach back 4 days to show a street stabbing death.


      Kissi’s death was first judged by a coroner , then American funded lawfare took place to get a POLITICALLY useful judgement
      She had asthma
      and asthma attacks correlate with grass pollen.

      The tweeter Green MP flies to US and back about once a month


  40. tomo says:


  41. Guest Who says:

    No debate surely at TMI partner BBC?

    Pour that peroxide!


  42. StewGreen says:

    ITV local newsPR chose not to cover the Skegness protests at all
    I guess nothing bad happened
    or the TV station needs more time to do its creating editing to make the protesters look really evil


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC local newsPR
      opened “A protested in Skegness has passed off without incident
      Police had issued a WARNING cos activists from out of the area were to attend the event
      They have accused of exploiting tensions around asylum seekers”

      Always telling when the news claims an unnamed person has accused X group of something
      When XR go to protest they are NOT labelled “out of towners”

      One the scene “several hundred, some from out of town BUT some local” Interview with f=groups of grannies
      then counter views from skeptical shopowners, no pro immigrant, but rather concerned about a low trading day


  43. Guest Who says:

    BBC all over it. Like a rash.


  44. StewGreen says:

    ITV local newsPR did do extensive coverage to the Hull pro Ukraine rally.
    Their clips included :
    ☑ A black Ukrainian guy (I was 6 weeks there and never came across any)

    ☑ Diana Johnson Hull Labour MP


  45. tomo says:

    Trivially 2x normal YouTube adverts….


  46. Zephir says:

    Scum media seems appropriate:

    (They should maybe look at their own readers comments)

    “Hundreds of far-Right activists led by ‘Hitler-lookalike’ stage demonstration against asylum seeker hotels in Lincolnshire weeks after riots in Merseyside”



    • G says:


      “Scum media seems appropriate”. Therefore, scum Government is appropriate.

      Mainstream Media = Government.

      Government = Mainstream Media.

      The ‘fag paper’ analogy.


  47. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news had a new black woman weather presenter today
    I’ve nothing against minority workers
    I’m just concerned about largely white HR managers who follow tick box methods
    and therefore overrepresent some demographics whilst unfairly underrepresenting others.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Was she hired because she is not white? If she was then surely by any definition that is racism.


    • taffman says:

      Stop watching and stop paying the tax that robs from the poor to give to the rich.
      Save your self some money .


  48. tomo says:

    hmmm… given the number of times that the usual suspects plead MH – one might reasonably assume this is another cop-out by plod.