296 Responses to Weekend 25th February 2023

  1. tomo says:

    Can we send Broon over to sort ’em out?


    • Scroblene says:

      Probably one of the best people to advise how to trash the Russian economy, rather like he trashed ours with the maniac Bliar egging him on…


    • MarkyMark says:

      The UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before all peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort

      Military action might have been necessary later, but in March 2003, it said, there was no imminent threat from the then Iraq leader Saddam Hussein, the strategy of containment could have been adapted and continued for some time and the majority of the Security Council supported continuing UN inspections and monitoring

      On 28 July 2002, the then Prime Minister Tony Blair assured US President George W Bush he would be with him “whatever”. But in the letter, he pointed out that a US coalition for military action would need: Progress on the Middle East peace process, UN authority and a shift in public opinion in the UK, Europe, and among Arab leaders



      Tony Blair resigns as Middle East peace envoy
      This article is more than 7 years old
      Former British PM has written to UN chief to confirm resignation from job he took in 2007


  2. tomo says:

    oh… a reminder about Charlie boy


    • Zephir says:

      Reset those ears for a start


    • StewGreen says:

      Factcheck : yes the now renamed and defunct Prince Charles account
      did send that tweet
      .. https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1268187326703898627
      almost ratioed 1,500 Likes to 1,300 replies


    • JohnC says:

      As I said long ago : if Charlie boy meddles in politics – as he is doing – somebody will use it to destroy the Royal family.

      Now I’m no fan of those freeloaders and the thousands they support – but we have to have a politically neutral head of state to have the final say because if we don’t, we will end up as the sh1t-show the USA has become and some power-hungry dictator like Blair (because that is basically what he became) will get themselves into that job via the likes of the BBC.

      Watch for their drip-drip-drip agenda to gradually turn the people against him. A Royal family has no place in their ultimate goal of a socialist state.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Top find for charles and tampon is BBC Pidgen. HA HA HA HA


      “As both Charles and Camilla marriages dey face kasala, some of di headlines hit dem hard, perhaps none wey pass di details of one late night phone call secretly recorded for 1989 and dem make am public four years later. Charles express im wish to be Camilla tampon make am clear di level of intimacy between dem.”


  3. StewGreen says:

    10:15pm R4 trailer “Shamima Begum series 2, BBC podcast”


    • MarkyMark says:

      In the lecture, Rand admonishes American businessmen for apologizing for capitalism and for, in some cases, directly funding detractors of the free market. Notably, she says that “It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers.” She also answers audience questions after the lecture.




  4. StewGreen says:

    Jamaica flag in bio as well as British flag


    • StewGreen says:

      The list of recent people they chose to profile
      .. the kind of people a London Guardian editor would choose


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Does she know that King Charles III is still the colonial ruler of Jamaica, and has still got the colonial power to interfere and anger Jamaicans, by giving an amnesty to Jamaican murderers given the death penalty by Jamaican jurors and judges.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Pinder Fact check
        Wasn’t Jamaica set to become a republic in 2025 ?

        Oh : “Jamaica’s republic plans put on ice amid political squabble”
        voice-online.co.uk › news ..12 Jan 2023


    • MarkyMark says:

      Songs referencing sex and violence have been banned by broadcasters in Jamaica. Have they overstepped the mark?
      The move comes just weeks after they outlawed daggering tunes, which mimick sexual positions.

      Artists such as Renegade from the duo RDX, who released one of the biggest daggering records on the island, believes the authorities have gone too far this time.

      But reggae singer Lutan Fyah says he’s glad the industry is cleaning up. What do you think?



      Award-winning Composer 🇬🇧🇯🇲of Stage & Screen. BREATHE in Memory of #GeorgeFloyd: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wzYDvs921Y0&autoplay=1 #Opera #Orchestra
      MusicianLondon, Englandshirleythompsonmusic.comJoined November 2010
      1,662 Following


  5. StewGreen says:

    22:15pm Radio4 Moral Maze
    “How should Britain make amends for its colonial past?”
    Should WE pay reparations and return objects ?

    @ChineMcDonald the British Nigerian film director insisted whitey has to pay
    Slavery BY Nigerians was not mentioned

    BBC is obsessed with #WhiteGuilt


    • MarkyMark says:

      UK was invade by Romans – we demand gold from the vatican.
      UK was invade by the Danes (Sandi Toksvig) so we demand payments.

      … how far back do we go?


      IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
      To call upon a neighbour and to say: –
      “We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight,
      Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

      And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
      And the people who ask it explain
      That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
      And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

      It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
      To puff and look important and to say: –
      “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
      We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

      And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
      But we’ve proved it again and again,
      That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
      You never get rid of the Dane.

      It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
      For fear they should succumb and go astray;
      So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
      You will find it better policy to say: —

      “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
      No matter how trifling the cost;
      For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
      And the nation that plays it is lost!”



  6. JohnC says:

    ‘Australia’s PM first to march at gay rights parade’

    I kid you not : with everything going on in the world today, the BBC consider this story to be front-page, world news.

    ‘This year’s event coincides in Sydney with WorldPride, which promotes LGBTQ+ rights globally.’

    There are so many LGBTQWERTYUIOP++ evenets these days, they are even overlapping. As I’m sure ‘Black’ celebrations do.

    According to the BBC you should be proud to be gay or black and you should be ashamed to be a white man.

    Thanks for another ‘classic’ BBC agenda story ‘Kathryn Armstrong’.


  7. JohnC says:

    Why Russia’s invasion of Ukraine still divides Africa

    I read this article to see if it gave the reason that some countries do actually think Ukraine is a proxy war between the USA/NATO and Russia which started because they poked Russia a bit too hard by intending to bring Ukraine into NATO and the EU.

    Nope. The only reason given was the usual : because of ‘white-minority rule and colonialism’.

    All other reasons are hidden behind the line:

    ‘But the colonial past doesn’t entirely explain the current relationship, at least for some countries.’

    ‘Each would have their own reasons for whichever way they voted.’

    A deep analysis indeed BBC.


  8. Richard Pinder says:

    In the past the BBC sent its journalists to the front to tell us what was happening at the front. Today BBC journalists prefer to report from the safety of the homes of women and children. The BBC gives us the impression that the Russians are only interested in bombing maternity hospitals, while at home on the Neil Oliver Show we had a report about a massive increase in miscarriages caused by the Pfizer mRNA jab. Some how I think the Russians are on the verge of victory, because the Western elite are fighting against their own people, trying to give Britain “Net Zero Defence” “Net Zero Food” “Net Zero Babies” “Net Zero Fuel” “Net Zero Money” and “Net Zero Freedom”, but lots of care & money for accommodating invaders, crossing the channel from that awful undemocratic shithole, called the European Union.


    • JohnC says:

      I am still amazed how they think that deciding positions themselves then getting MP’s to vote and approve it is ‘democracy’.

      It’s one giant, corrupt scam. The fact the BBC are trying to hide ‘Qatargate’ is as much evidence as I need to know they are 100% part of it.


    • JohnC says:

      The BBC staff are now all activists. They don’t want to report the news, they want to sway the reader to their own agenda using empathy and emotion. Hence they are only interested in babies being pulled from rubble and old people refusing to leave their homes. They just want victims.

      Meanwhile a very brutal war is being fought and brave men are dying in their hundreds every day. But there’s no virtue signalling to show their own emotional superiority in that so they simply don’t care.

      They are doing this for everything now : illegal immigrants, rape gangs, anything right-wing and anything white-males do to non-white-males.

      They are walking Western society into extinction while they try to walk it into their ideological fascist Leftist ‘eutopia’ (where the political Right is permanently cancelled).


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Richard, I am completely with you on the ‘Net Zero’ stuff. The food ‘crisis’ for example is blatantly engineered. Farmers in the UK are being given financial incentives to retire for example.

      The land can then be seized to build yet another barrett-block hell hole to be used as an incubator for ‘their-people’ who will be running future knocking-shops and drug distribution-hubs.

      The UK is awash with criminal money.


      • Guest Who says:

        In our shire council utterly rigged ‘climate citizens assembly’ the section on land use served up ‘experts’ suggesting farm land gets turned into wildlife sanctuaries and livestock gets banned.

        Then architects pushing heat pump Passiv Haus hutches like the scores we recently saw in the middle of nowhere headed up the motorway recently.

        It was so blatant it was pathetic.

        If still worryingly persistent.


  9. taffman says:

    “Northern Ireland Protocol: Sunak ‘giving everything’ for Brexit deal

    Someone please tell me why the EU are trying desperately to keep us in the EU?


    • moggie63 says:

      I’ve said it before, they need an idiot to pay for it all, the UK is that idiot.


    • MarkyMark says:

      It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
      For fear they should succumb and go astray;
      So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
      You will find it better policy to say: —

      “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
      No matter how trifling the cost;
      For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
      And the nation that plays it is lost!



      The first invoice was received in April 2021 for an amount of €3.8 billion payable in 4 equal instalments from the end of June 2021. The second was received in September 2021 for an amount of €8.2 billion payable in 8 equal instalments from the end of October until May 2022.



  10. JohnC says:

    Can anybody explain to me why an election in NIgeria is being given such huge coverage by the BBC ?.

    What is their fascination with this country ?.

    ‘Is it coz they iz black’ ?.

    Compare with the bare minimum coverage they are giving to the huge corruption scandal in the EU which goes right to the top. Anyone will realise that given the scope of it, it MUST just be the tip of the iceberg.


    • tomo says:

      just looking at a bookshelf…

      Brussels Laid Bare (2019)

      Marta Andreasen was sacked for refusing to sign the EU’s accounts (which had been prepared by her predecessor) because she could see they contained a 200 million Euro fraud. This book tells the jaw-dropping story of what happened to her.

      A Leopard that won’t change its spots.


    • MarkyMark says:



      UK …..

      Dear Darren Henry,

      Jeremy Hunt: everyone will be paying more tax after autumn statement 2022

      Everyone. Everyone. Everyone.

      Theresa May, Former UK PM earned £1.86 million in her 2 years since leaving Downing Street, figures show

      Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent

      Matt Hancock, who lost the Tory whip after it was announced he would be appearing on the ITV programme, is still being paid as an independent MP and is rumoured to have been paid £400,000 to appear on the I’m a celebrity.

      Boris Johnson earns £315,000 for 30 minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ in United States

      Chuka Umunna Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress)

      Jeremy Corbyn Labour party leader accepted up to £20,000 (about $27,000) for appearances on the Iranian state broadcast network Press TV

      Keir Starmer £18,450 from Harper Collins as an advance payment for a book.

      Boris Johnson Accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000 Destination of visit: St Vincent and the Grenadines

      Jeremy Hunt £10,000 from Citigroup Centre for speaking at an event on 9 March 2021. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Charity not mentioned)

      Nadhim Zahawi MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables

      MPs to get £2,200 pay rise from April for ‘dramatically increased’ duties last year

      Philip Hammond accepts £2,000 watch from Saudi sheikh, despite ban on donating expensive gifts

      Yours sincerely,
      Mr. H


  11. StewGreen says:

    7:18 R4 Sunday BBC journalist said
    “How can the people who ENSLAVED MY ANCESTORS tell me how to worship god ?” ..then he goes on about whitey
    That sounds like disinformation I am not aware of British missionaries generally enslaving people
    rather weren’t they turning up in lands where slavery traditionally existed and set about abolishing it ?

    He’s Peter Macjob making a prog which follows his own personal path of being brought up Catholic but now converting to “traditional African” religion.
    Isn’t such a prog an advert for his politics ?

    I wonder which country his ancestors came from ?
    He lists his languages as French and Yoruba
    and he’s a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists


    • MarkyMark says:

      Comment by Danni, South Africa
      Each person is entitled to their own religion, belief or culture, but when that same thinking such as witchcraft in South Africa, encourages people to rape three-month-old babies to ‘cure’ them of HIV, people should rethink their views.

      Has voodoo been misjudged? {bbc.co.uk aug2017}
      While many African traditions and cultures are under threat from modern life, there is one which is holding its own – voodoo. It has suffered from a bad press internationally but is an official religion in the West African country of Benin. … The Regional High Priest (special person, no complaints allowed, special privilege) of Voodoo Daagbo Hounon is presiding over the day’s rituals. … With the government supporting it at home and the descendants of slaves embracing it abroad (Government backing suggests it will not survive on it’s own merits?), the ancient voodoo tradition has found a place in the modern world, where other African belief systems are often struggling for relevance.

      – Let me comment on this for the BBC, anything that gives a supernatural power over the rational is evil. It will mean that the Priest has a power that no one else can counter or complain about.

      Cast your mind back into the BBC past, 12 years ago, and how the BBC used to report things …

      Is witchcraft alive in Africa? {bbc.co.uk jul2005}
      Does witchcraft have a place in modern society? BBC Africa Live wants to know if it is relevant to you.
      In Africa, witchcraft has played a role in rebellions, fighting wars, gaining independence and is often seen at election time.

      Some people also consult witchdoctors to cure diseases or find a husband.

      However, the practise has negative sides – mutilated bodies are often found in Africa, with their organs removed presumably for use in magic charms. And recently in the UK, three people were jailed over the torture of an eight-year-old Angolan girl they accused of being a possessed witch.

      Comment by Kingsley Obika, Nigeria
      Two days ago in my neighbourhood. A girl of five was accused of killing her mother through witchcraft. She was tortured (tied upside down a tree) for hours to confess. What surprised me is the fact this girl had not heard of the word witchcraft and here she was being asked to make a so-called confession. In my opinion, those behind this child abuse should be brought to face the wrath of the law.

      Comment by Guy, Johannesburg, South Africa
      Is witchcraft alive in Africa begs for the answer: Is the Pope a Catholic? We are mourning the death of our four-year-old’s beloved pre-school teacher who suddenly died, apparently after taking some ‘muti’ (medication) dispensed to her by some ‘visitors’ from her rural home.

      Comment by Ahmed Kateregga Musaazi, Uganda
      l don’t believe in witchcraft but I know that it exists. My religion, Islam, like Christianity, regards witchcraft as satanic. Witchcraft has partly survived in Africa due to the failure of Islam and Christianity to liberate their followers from poverty, ignorance and disease.
      The solution is for the two beliefs to recognise African customs which are not in contradiction with Islam and Christianity and to strengthen the penal code to deal harshly with witchcraft.

      Comment by Danni, South Africa
      Each person is entitled to their own religion, belief or culture, but when that same thinking such as witchcraft in South Africa, encourages people to rape three-month-old babies to ‘cure’ them of HIV, people should rethink their views.

      – I have intentionally ignored any positive comments supporting Witchcraft, I learnt that from the £3.5bn BBC News Machine and how Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker ignores talking to someone who voted Brexit within the BBC or outside the BBC.



  12. StewGreen says:

    Now the prog is going about Climate
    ostensibly it’s about a Quaker art project
    The Loving Earth Project
    Ruth Cadbury MP is on


  13. StewGreen says:

    7:44am a recording of a rally in Skegness
    ..”far right” was used by the studio presenter
    They then went for guilt with association
    “Skegness was peaceful , but in similar rallies there was violence”
    Then Atta an Iranian illegal saying his friend was attacked
    .. and he should just be given a right to work
    (local TV has used this guy before ..have they lifted the clip ?)

    Now its the Hatey Not Hopey woman
    she’s getting a long part
    I guess this item is routed in their PR
    She keeps repeating the phrase “the far right”

    Now big bit from Bishop of Kirkstall says “It’s the words politicians use”
    “Patriotic Alternative use the words that politicians use about migrants”

    Em James Whale was clear last night
    “All the boat people are criminals, they have paid smugglers to bring them into the country illegally”

    Next prog Charity appeal for a Kenyan org


    • StewGreen says:

      HnH woman was Rosie Carter
      she said the “far right turn up and film refugees”
      .. I note she didn’t speak say such groups are directly violent to migrants
      I think that is almost zero.

      Bishop of Kirkstall : Arun Arora
      Arora was born on 10 October 1971 in Birmingham
      His mother was a Hindu and his father a Sikh.
      He think that politicians merely floating the Rwanda plan is an example of imflamatory language that fuels “far right”

      He spoke of the church supporting a future policy of migrants given right to work after a certain amount of waiting .
      He seems unaware this has already been implemented.


      • StewGreen says:

        Someone tweeted that the BBC prog contained a phrase
        “some choirs are “still mainly white”

        A common sentiment in the item where they shouted “far right” was ‘they shouldn’t be protesting, cos they are not From Around Here !”

        The same contributors then showed how much they knew about the “local area”, by sounding the second or middle “k” in Kirkby, Liverpool
        which is silent


    • Guest Who says:

      In other news…


      • StewGreen says:

        Video actually says the mother doesn’t want CHILDREN who made death threats prosecuted.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Buying the rope that will hang us… though charity … “…and don’t you worry. It’s coming to a place near you…we cannot have state subsidized preachers (or adverts on buses or charities)…give it up or give it to your deadliest enemy and pay for the rope that will choke you.“ {youtube}

        Madrassah @NAMadrassah
        How to Safely Recruit Overseas Staff?

        – All employees, volunteers and private Quran tutors must submit DBS checks certificates before working with children
        Paedophile called Frank changed name to Mohammed and joined mosque teaching children {metro 13oct2017}


    • StewGreen says:

      The clip where Atta an Iranian illegal living in Skegness and volunteering at the church said his friend was attacked
      was given no context
      I think it’s an old Look North clip and without context is hearsay
      How do we know Atta didn’t make the story up ?

      Original clip Nov 25th
      .. https://twitter.com/SharonPolitics/status/1596038669755899910
      Seemed unbelievable https://twitter.com/No2BS/status/1596056999988547587


      • Nibor says:

        I have heard that clip before .

        The BBC’s religious show where ideology , obfuscation , and bullying of other people’s ideas are to the fore .

        The bishop went on about spending money ,time and resources on the problem, as though all three were in abundance. Hasn’t he heard the police complaining they are overstretched , their reason for the low crime clear up rate ?

        No locals were interviewed.


  14. Guest Who says:

    Wendy and the TMI going to be busy, busy, busy…


  15. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 8:48am
    “Trevor Phillips argues that Britain, in its desperation to eliminate inequality, risks destroying the very principles that have drawn people here for generations.

    He points to its eccentricity, its easy going tolerance and its spirit of non-conformity, but he believes ‘zealots’ are slowly demanding a new sort of ‘group-think’ that has all the features of a repressive sect”



  16. Zelazek says:

    The BBC news headlines claim that Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) called black Americans a hate group.

    He was actually referring to the 26% of black Americans in a poll who disagreed with the statement, “It’s okay to be white”.

    This is misreporting.


  17. Guest Who says:

    BBC TMI playbook.


  18. Up2snuff says:

    BBC NOISE (formerly known as BBC News) – Race is front and centre – #1

    What has happened to the Kiwis? Yes, I know the bird is extinct. But the New Zealand National teams in sports, rugby union, cricket, hockey, etc., used to be known as Kiwis and they were proud of that name. Now the Racist BBC is refering to the Kiwis in the cricket Test Match as Black Caps. Is that allowed under ‘racism rules’?


    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      No, the Kiwi is not extinct. The giant Ostrich-like Moa went extinct long before the white man came perhaps you are thinking of that.
      The NZ Rugby League team are called the Kiwis.

      The name Black Caps for the NZ cricket team is a clear case of cultural appropriation. The little Black Cap bird that inhabits the leafy lanes of Britain is not found in NZ. Take them to court!
      Claim you are outraged!


      • Up2snuff says:

        Yasser, thanks for filling in an important gap in my knowledge of ornothology. I have never hear the Kiwi Test Cricket team refered to as ‘Blackcaps’ before now. It is a British bird and you are right, the BBC Noisereader was being both racist and culturally insensitive. I demand compensation!


        • Northern Voter says:

          Apparently, the New Zealand Basketball team are nicknamed “The Tall Blacks”!


  19. harry142857 says:

    BBC bans fans of The Archers from posting on the radio show’s Facebook page after audiences criticise its ‘woke’ storylines


    The Corporation, which launched the rural radio soap in 1951, told the 92,000 Facebook users ‘regular posting to this page is being paused’.
    Diehard fans say the move is an attempt to silence critics who believe the Radio 4 show, set in the fictitious village of Ambridge, is focusing too much on politically correct issues such as climate change.

    Prior to the ban, several fans had used the official page to vent their fury about recent plotlines.

    While many accept that the show should reflect the realities of modern life, they also describe writers’ attempts to crowbar issues into storylines as clumsy and boring.

    listener wrote: ‘I have to say The Archers is just becoming a cliché. It’s script writing by numbers.

    ‘It used to have big storylines, everyday storylines, and a sense of humour. Now it just seems a box-ticking exercise of all the trendy issues of the day. Sad.’

    Another added that ‘the current storylines don’t match the first, say five decades’.

    In one episode, former eco warrior Kirsty Miller, played by Annabelle Dowler, made the case for an electric vehicle charging station proposed for a plot of land being sold by David and Ruth Archer.

    In another episode, Kate Madikane, played by Perdita Avery, outlined plans to make her family’s Home Farm business more sustainable, saying: ‘It’s not something that I am planning to announce to dad just yet, but I am really excited about Home Farm and the road to net zero.’

    A BBC spokesperson said: ‘We have limited resources… Pausing the Facebook group is in no way a response to any criticism.’


  20. StewGreen says:


  21. StewGreen says:

    On Thursday Twitter suspended all PA accounts 48 hours before their Skegness rally
    As if someone wanted to stop publicity for the rally

    HnH tweeted their glee in their typical school bully sneering way
    .. https://www.twitter.com/hopenothate/status/1629058935582781440


  22. Eddy Booth says:

    “Body found in search for missing hillwalker in Glencoe”


    “Kyle Sambrook, from West Yorkshire, arrived in the Highlands on 18 February and had intended to walk and wild camp, accompanied by his beagle called Bane.

    Mr Sambrook had planned to ascend the 3,353ft (1,022m) mountain Buachaille Etive Mòr.

    Police said the bodies of a man and a dog had been found in the the Lost Valley area at about 14:15 on Saturday.”

    Bbc not bothering to ask any questions.


  23. StewGreen says:

    Migrant bodies was up, as migrant boat sinks in the Med

    People who encourage such illegal migration, encourage deaths.

    At least 30 migrants, from Iran, Pakistan & Afghanistan have died in a shipwreck off the eastern coast of Italy’s Calabria region, according to @Agenzia_Ansa & other Italian news agencies.
    27 bodies were washed up on shore & more were spotted at sea.


  24. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I have a suggestion for these people who think we should send £millions to countries all over the world to pay for all the bad things we’ve done to them.

    Why don’t all those who think we owe the world all this money form a group where they can all send money to these places.
    They could salve their consciences and the worse they feel about all ‘our’ wrongdoing the more they can send.
    The most important bit for them is that they can get some kind of recognition for their money so that they can virtue signal during their dinner parties. “I sent £500 to Jamaica” type of thing.

    They could then leave the rest of us (all us far right racist bigots) alone.


  25. StewGreen says:

    R4 now if Anna Hollingham in Amsterdam can go to ONE supermarket and find tomatoes
    that PROVES tomato shortages are caused by Brexit.

    We have emotional blackmail angle cos she has her child shouting “Wow there are so many bags of tomatoes”

    Em in my local area yesterday all the supermarkets had tomatoes in ..in the morning
    by 4pm Aldi had run out of economy porridge oats
    That’s not Brexit, it’s just busy Saturday.


    • Scroblene says:

      My lovely friend in our garden centre told me that a customer had just rushed in to buy some tomato seeds, as she thought the downturn in supply was going to last the year!

      Just for the record, I’ve sown about a hundred, (I always do and give the plants to chums), so if anyone wants any, please let me know…


      • Zephir says:

        Can you send some digital ones ?


      • StewGreen says:

        From our garden, we throw lots of tomatoes, apples pears away every year
        cos there are just too many
        can’t even give them away
        I’m still eating our stored apples .. probably for a month more
        but I just bought Coxes for someone else

        BTW I said Amsterdam , it’s The Hague where Hoolingham went to the supermarket

        Her supermarket is currently selling tomatoes at €4, €6, €8 per kilo

        UK Aldi’s are 85p for 6, about £2 a kilo


        • Scroblene says:

          Yup, there’s always a glut of toms here, so they end up in the freezer and last the year…

          Trouble is, there’s always the threat of blight, and that knackers the whole crop within hours, so we stick them in all different places around the garden and hope it won’t spread!

          Like most programmes the BBC has trashed, Gardener’s Question Time has been utterly ruined, like they did Countryfile, so it’s best just to buy books on the craft, or get info from the net nowadays!


  26. AsISeeIt says:

    Funny papers edition

    We’re sadly accustomed to the Telegraph’s ace cartoonist Matt being reported as away, too often for our liking. Now it seems their proof reading editor has gone awol

    At the close of a week when woke editorship, or what the Observer’s assiduosly politically correct – and only vaguely amusing cartoonist – their rather appropriately named Newman would term ‘sensitivity readers’ have been all the rage in the media; now our formerly respected and literate in the English language Telegraph today drops a clanger: Creator of the ‘pegan diet’ reveals why it is never to late to transform your health

    That should read: …never TOO late TO… adverb and preposition

    Now Mr AsI is no stranger to the odd typo and as for a mild case of dyslexia… frankly, he’s just a bit poor at spelling, has no editor and is in somewhat of a hurry of a morning. He’s certainly no adherent of the modern jargon about being on the spectrum – more so, James Bond’s adversary Spectre, or perhaps Capatin Scarlet’s home team Spectrum?

    Speaking of editorship and Bond, James Bond: James Bond books edited to remove racist references (Telegraph)

    Hmmm…. the Ian Flemming ouvre edited and reimagined for 2023?

    On Their Majesty’s Secret Service – obviously His Majesty won’t do… a tad too patriarchal
    From Ukraine With Love or perhaps mindful of western leathal weaponry… To Ukraine With Love

    You see how those two things work, Telegraph editor?

    The Person With A Golden Gun
    Quantum of Solice – still don’t know what that means?
    Octopussy – don’t even go there.

    Go on, have a go. You know you want to.

    And cartoonists are very much in the news: Dilbert comic strip dropped by US media over creator’s racist tirade (BBC) – apparently he advocated white flight: “I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from black people… because there is no fixing this,” he said. – this in response a survey result: …the poll, 53% of black respondents agreed with the statement, but 26% disagreed and others were not sure (BBC) – the vexed question being: “It’s OK to be white.”

    Ironically enough: Dilbert has been a mainstay of the funny pages of America’s newspapers, and features a put-upon office worker and a talking dog, who together take aim at the fads of corporate culture (BBC)

    Ah, our corporations, going all woke and lefty: Sainsbury returns as top Labour donor with £2m gift (Observer) – there’s some fluff from Lord Sainsbury about: “reunite the country around an agenda of economic growth and social justice” – but the mega grocer can rely on a bogoff with Labour of lots more low skill cheap foreign labour to stack the shelves and an ever rising hungry population at the self-service checkouts.

    It tends to be the Daily Star of all our national papers which most heavily features mysterious communication with ghostly apparitions of dead celebrities, however, it is the Observer which today purports to tell us: Roald Dahl. What he really thought censorship of his books

    Hereabouts, Mr AsI perfers the funny sketches of the Telegraph’s Matt. Today he has a couple of civil servants at the Treasury with one remarking: “Jeremy Hunt has asked a sensitivity reader to remove ‘Tax Cuts’ from all Treasury documents”

    Far be it from me to aspire to edit Mr Matt but the gag might have worked better with an official at CCHQ remarking how Rishi Sunak had requested all references to both Brexit and Tax Cuts be removed retrospectively from the document that was the former Tory election manifesto


  27. tomo says:


    • tomo says:

      from the thread…


  28. tomo says:


  29. Dickie says:

    Will the BBC be reporting on this. Very much doubt it.



  30. StewGreen says:

    When an illegal migrant hotel fills up
    what do the Home Office do ?
    They open up another hotel

    Shouldn’t they simply put more and more illegals into the same hotel, with the same amount of food
    To show them what is happening to Britain ?


  31. Guest Who says:


    What ‘we’ have is…

    Doesn’t post much.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dinosaurs did not buy a £40K Teslar!

      Dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago (at the end of the Cretaceous Period), after living on Earth for about 165 million years.


  32. G says:

    “13. Having arisen in the context of the 1970s
    labour movement, the concept of just transition has
    evolved and spread to other areas and domains,
    such as environmental justice groups, the
    international trade union movement, and the private
    sector. Since its inclusion in the preamble of the
    2015 Paris Agreement, it has also been adopted in
    global, national and subnational policy circles”.

    Click to access call-for-evidence-just-transition-to-net-zero_0.pdf

    Impenetrable gobble-de-gook that starts it’s elevated thinking at a level well above any scrutiny on whether there is actually any man-made Climate Change. That’s just accepted.

    Just about sums it up for the Socialist Welsh Government. My takeaway?
    A collective Socialist and unusual well planned scam.

    A rude awakening/reality check:

    Try the oblique question. I.e., a casual, to self-employed tradesmen: “how will you get around to do your job after 2010?” or to a worker travelling 9 miles to their workplace: “how will you get to work and back after 2010 when your car will be banned? I suppose you’ll will have to use the bus”. The momentary silence and puzzled expressions when the implications of the questions are digested before any response is made? A picture tells a thousand words.

    Sheeple, wake up.


  33. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I found that today I could get into the DT letters (it happens occasionally) and there’s a lot of complaining about things like getting farmers to stop farming, hs2 and other stuff.

    They are all wondering why the government are going ahead with these things.
    It’s like mass immigration and net zero.

    They seem to be under the illusion that the government is there to make things better for us.
    They don’t seem to have realised yet that the government is not there to help or look after the population, it’s there to help and look after the politicians and their mates.

    I also found this picture;



  34. taffman says:

    Message to the BBC and our so-called ‘Prime Minister’, we are being invaded !


    • MarkyMark says:

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



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




  35. StewGreen says:

    Albert Heijn is the supermarket the BBC reporter used in Holland in her item
    She used her child as a prop to emotionally blackmail R4 listeners
    “full of tomatoes mummy”
    Here’s the current Albert Heijn prices vs the current UK Aldi website


    Current UK Aldi page about 69p per 250g
    I think the 85p packet here is much bigger



  36. pugnazious says:

    ‘It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article – if they are honest with themselves – will know instantly what I am referring to. It’s our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism.

    I can’t keep count of the number of Muslims I have come across – from close friends and relatives to perfect strangers – for whom weird and wacky anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are the default explanation for a range of national and international events. ‘

    Mehdi Hasan

    Remarkable how supportive, anodyne and completely uninterested the BBC are in a Muslim cricketer’s racism…unlike of course the BBC’s enthusiastic pillorying of White players, clubs and Britain.

    The BBC were quick to claim he was innocent and proven so by an investigation…no attempt to critique that investigation as they would with a ‘Whitey’ and remarkably no examination of what he did other than a bland, sweeping statement that he wasn’t racist or anti-Semitic…no revelations that would allow us to judge for ourselves….

    ‘Azeem Akhtar: Essex chairman steps down despite review outcome’

    ‘Essex chairman Azeem Akhtar has stood down from the role following an independent review of his historical social media activity.

    A club statement said no evidence of racism or anti-Semitism had been found.’


    You have to go to the Jewish Chronicle to find out the full story….

    ‘The new chairman of a top cricket club endorsed comments that the “Zionist lobby” has “oversized” control of the media and a string of other inflammatory social media posts, the JC can reveal.

    Azeem Akhtar, the former board member of Sport England who was announced as chair of first-class Essex County Cricket Club on Monday, also “liked” on Twitter a defence of comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany, and another post that celebrated athletes boycotting the Jewish state. ‘

    Rather than condemn Akhtar, question the investigation’s findings and do a long, indepth examination of the story the BBC sweeps it rapidly under the carpet…nothing to see here. No race-baiting academics, no race-industry grifters, no Jews allowed to comment….can you imagine any BBC story about racism towards Blacks missing any of that comment?…there’d be pages and pages of it….not here though.

    ‘The Cricketer’ does a better job than the mighty BBC…

    ‘”Essex have been criticised by an anti-Semitism charity for their handling of the investigation into former chair Azeem Akhtar’s social media activity.

    The findings of this investigation are not only a spectacular failure of the Essex county cricket club, but to portray Mr Akhtar’s endorsement of these tweets as merely being ‘supportive of the Islamic faith’ is insulting to both Jews and Muslims.’


    How long before the BBC employs him as a commentator on the cricket [lol…and diversity champion]?




    • MarkyMark says:

      Death threat to Jews chanted openly at rallies across the UK
      UK’s Jewish community leaders say the police do not wish to enforce the law even as protesters shout out clear death threats at demonstrations against Israel across the UK.
      By JERUSALEM POST STAFF Published: APRIL 23, 2022 06:03
      Updated: APRIL 23, 2022 12:31




      • G says:


        “….the police do not wish to enforce the law”

        Might have something to do with the understanding that pushing that little bit further, will result in the beginning of the violent rioting which they and/or the army will not be able to contain. I look forward to the first instance of the AK45 used on British streets. Preferable in the direction of HoP.

        Not long away now.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Just a misunderstanding …


          • Fedup2 says:

            Marky – you put up a similar picture a few days ago – I took it down because of complaints – do we really want to see the killer of Lee Rigby again and again ?

            Please think about it . My lightness of touch with ‘historic ‘ posts is getting darker . I’m not called Fedup for no reason


            • TrickCyclist says:

              I used to pick up copies of the free Metro newspaper to distribute at work.
              When those evil Nigerian scum murdered Lee Rigby the Metro printed much the same picture on the front page. Upon seeing it, a colleague was so incensed she set about it with a knife – temporarily overcome by the emotional, irrational belief that you are somehow harming the subject.
              This is how these people and their terrible crimes affect us, dragging us down towards their level.


              • Fedup2 says:

                Trick – I’m a strong believer in execution. The 2 now doing time are ideal candidates . It’s unfortunate no one has offed them inside …. Or they didn’t get shot dead resisting arrest ….

                The msm is either instruction from the state to play down Muslim terrorists or the editorial is subverted by Muslims in the likes of the bbc – same for the war on Christians – the burning of churches – the killing of clergy …..

                … and what does the BBC do ? Second series about an isis terrorist wanting to ‘return ‘ to the UK – when she should be dead .


            • MarkyMark says:

              WIll not post again if it concerns you – but it is the most striking picture of a society that has given up – everyone filming it – no action – waiting for the police to kneel.


    • tomo says:

      The government should not allow a situation in which a headmaster must choose between suspending four completely innocent boys & getting murdered.


  37. Scroblene says:

    My company used to develop hotels, and we would either go for franchises and run them ourselves, or flog the site/development to another bunch of operators.

    I just wish all this illegal immigration had happened twenty years ago, because we could have cleaned up by now, but we never thought that all our hard-earned dosh would be used to get the taxpayer to fork out millions of quids a day to keep illegals happy, warm, and under the scrutiny of a soft leftie, weak blue/red government…

    Of course, it’ll get worse when Labour get in, and the BBC will trumpet their ‘credentials’ from the rooftops, and by then, climate change will be an ‘O’ Level subject, as will fifty different foreign languages to understand the gobbledegook on asylum acceptance, (99.9999%), by their unionised snivel serpent minions!


  38. tomo says:

    Rancid bint Caroline Lucas has got her coffin dancing clogs on as well as the lie detectors pegged…

    As one of the replies says:

    Er… because it was the NHS that failed her… 27 FAILED opportunities to get her asthma under control.

    You can ‘green’ wash it all you want but at the end of the day Ella died because of a failed health system. It’s why we have the highest blue reliever use in the world!



    • MarkyMark says:

      Beijing air pollution is mainly caused by vehicle emissions and the burning of coal to produce electricity. Other factors that influence air quality in Beijing include the manufacturing industry and population growth. Of the twenty cities throughout the world with the worst air quality, 16 of them are located in China.28 Jan 2023


      Pippa Bartolotti: ‘Yes I drive a Jaguar – but why should that stop me leading the Green Party?’
      The party’s first-ever MP has quit as leader, so who’s in the running to take over? Michael McCarthy reports

      Michael McCarthy
      Monday 20 August 2012 09:47

      It may seem unlikely, but a businesswoman who drives a Jaguar is one of the four candidates to succeed Caroline Lucas MP as leader of the Green Party.

      Pippa Bartolotti accepts that driving the car which made John Prescott politically notorious (in his case, as “Two Jags”) is likely to be a handicap in her ambitions to lead the low-carbon, public-transport-orientated Greens via their forthcoming internal election, but is unrepentant.


    • Beltane says:

      That fag’s a bit of a contradiction Caroline – unless it’s a spliff of course.


  39. StewGreen says:

    1:05pm TalkTV Trisha Goddard and Asad Rehman CEO of War on Want
    nodding at each other and muttering the words “far right” literally every 10 seconds
    “The rise of these far right groups , we’ve seem them get into migrant protests, traffic calming protests” He means Hackney protesters again the undemocratic imposition of 15 minute city stuff


  40. MarkyMark says:

    Opinion polls are to form opinion – not show it.


  41. tomo says:

    and Joe….?


  42. Eddy Booth says:

    “TV presenter Dan Walker has said his “whole body aches” and he has had to eat through a straw since being injured in a bike crash.”

    I wonder if it was a immigrant car driver…

    ‘The former BBC Breakfast presenter said he “can’t imagine” what the driver was now going through, adding: “If you’re reading this, I’m going to be OK.” ‘




    • Fedup2 says:

      I think vine should worry that his cycling gig is being taken over by a younger clone . I’m surprised more cyclists don’t some to a sticky end …..they should have to take a test ….and be insured … and need a licence ….


      • Docmarooned says:

        Tough shit! My heart bleeds for him. Got to splash it all over social media like a rash though in the hope he will get a new show.


  43. theisland says:

    A summary of Mark Steyn’s shows last week with free links.


  44. BRISSLES says:

    Had a visitor from Switzerland stay for a few days. Her last short visit was in 2011.

    First observation on the drive home from Luton airport. The rubbish strewn along the banks saying it was something that was never seen in Switzerland. She was right – we have become so immune to it, but seeing it through other eyes it was a sh….tshow. Yes we know that the Swiss are REALLY into recycling and their ‘psyche’ is different, but even kids in school are programmed to be more aware of their surroundings and its a given that they are taught by their parents not to throw litter in the streets.

    Watching tv she commented on the number of black people in presenting roles and reading the news. In Switzerland its barely an occurrence. However, she did say that school classes have experienced a huge influx of migrants — but from Ukraine, which reading between the lines was a source of contention.

    She is an ICU nurse, and said the Swiss healthcare systems wasn’t without its problems. Overworked staff, but her ire was mostly aimed at younger staff who didn’t want to put the hours in like the older ones. It seems that ‘hoists’ to lift obese people haven’t reached the hospital she works in, as she suffers with back problems due to having to lift or turn massively overweight patients . But, talking in length (and having seen first hand) the Swiss can knock us into a cocked hat when it comes to cleanliness in hospitals – by comparison we are definitely 3rd world


    • Fedup2 says:

      Brissles old thing – it is a third world country . The only first world thing is the water supply – excluding sewage in the rivers of course.
      Does anyone think Blighty will improve ? To me – for the rest of my life – however long – it will be in decline – costs of public services will go up but services for ordinary taxpayers will become more limited .
      It won’t be Britain anymore – I think the balance is already shifting – courtesy of the likes of the evil BBC ….


      • Thoughtful says:

        The UK will be unable to prevent double digit inflation thanks to a weak and cowardly MPC and BoE governor incapable of delivering the double digit interest rates necessary to contain inflation.

        The reason for the prolonged inflationary period is the relentless money printing to fund a never ending Ukraine / Russia war.

        Consider that in 1970 Gold was less than £15 an ounce, and in 1980 just a decade later it was £340 an ounce.

        I’m not sure if the gold was worth any more over that time, but Harold Wilson certainly destroyed the UK economy and caused enormous amounts of inflation all with pretty much nothing to show for it by the end.

        If that happens again any savings you might have prudently put by for a rainy day are going to be wiped out. Imagine that inflation in the 1970s was measured differently, and today it would be over 13.4% for the RPI meaning base rate should be at 15% to beat inflation not the paltry 4.0% we currently have.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      I worked in Luton until about eighteen months ago. One of the things that distinguished (that seems like the wrong word to use) the place was the mattresses dumped in the streets.
      A local told me she thought it was all the rootless foreign blokes living a dozen or more to a house. When one moved on, she assumed the others just chucked his mattress out.
      I see them where I live now. The march of the mattresses, watch out!


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  46. tomo says:


  47. Guest Who says:

    Polls, darn polls, and bbc polls…


  48. Guest Who says:

    BBC TMI partners. What, is not to like?

    I wondered about that ‘residents’. Then I recalled my stats and what comprises much of Biden’s Washington freak show.

    Meanwhile, over at Scott Adams…


    • Guest Who says:


      • StewGreen says:

        So basically Scott Adams is taking the micky massively
        The 26% of black people were being racist by saying they won’t live with white people.
        Scott makes a statement saying he won’t live with black people
        and the libmob just take at straight face value and CANCEL him
        .. yet give the 26% of blacks in the survey a free pass to be racist


  49. digg says:

    Lots of migrants drowned trying to get to Europe. I wonder how many would be still alive in their own Country if they had not been persuaded by the hordes of do-gooders and lefty lawyers in this country that a fully all expenses paid luxury hotel life with no work involved awaits them in this land of free milk and honey and cash?