257 Responses to Start the Week 27 February 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Can’t believe I am first again, poor old Brissles will be really annoyed. But you will have your chance as I may have to take a leave of absence to deal with a crisis or three. Not personal health related or anyone else’s health problems but may not be able to spare the time for a week or two in posting regularly due to time pressures. Also I read and enjoy the post’s of others on here and that takes a lot of time, too.

    Think about cancelling those TV LIcences, folks, as it is the only way we have of showing our disapproval of BBC bias and BBC racism.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Noooooo UP2 sweety, don’t desert me ! you’ve just made my week even more tragic. I’ve just said goodbye to my Swiss visitor while suffering with the worst head cold ever (which she’s taken back to Zurich), and now you’re off, I’m bereft.


  2. tomo says:

    Hope this chap gets some screen / microphone time this week.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The report found: “Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”

      Prof Jay said: “No-one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.”

      Revealing details of the inquiry’s findings, Prof Jay said: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.”

      The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”.



      • G says:


        “The report found: “Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”

        The object of the exercise. Aided and abetted by police and Government.

        Silence any dissent and you can then go ahead full steam on your evil activities.


    • theisland says:

      Andy Plumb sent an email to the school.


  3. Loobyloo says:

    I agree – I can’t believe that the rickety migrant boat that broke up and resulted in the deaths of many migrants departed from Turkey, but the telegraph has a map telling me that. Not that it is that important but why tell us? So the rickety boat navigated its way around many Greek islands, Greece and to the far side of Italy. Without reaching land anywhere else first? Which might have saved lives?

    Maybe it’s a current in the med that blows from Izmir to the tip of Italy, if that’s the case please let me know.

    I just feel that even in such a sad situation the media manipulates the public.

    PS not bbc, I try not to look at their website


  4. Guest Who says:

    There really is a new breed of pod people.


  5. Guest Who says:

    The broken record brigade.


    • JohnC says:

      Matthew Sweet (BBC radio 3) is clearly from the fascist far-left.

      I was unaware that protesting against a drag queen at a childrens story event now makes you ‘racist far-right’ according to the kind of people the BBC employ!!.

      Ugly stuff indeed Matthew.


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        The irony with the Sweet brigade is that once their little Marxist putsch comes about, then the useful idiots, like Sweet and his chums, get to be the first up against a wall and shot.

        With the whole country going YESSSSSSSSS!

        Could the BBC not save wasting a useful bullet by not employing him in the first place?


    • tomo says:

      she said: “No, I wasn’t talking to the people of Newquay I was speaking to a very small section of people who I don’t believe are being kind. There have been claims made but I don’t know of any police evidence to substantiate their claims, perhaps if they have evidence they would like to make it public”.


    • Johnda says:

      Sweeting got his “doctorate” in reading so he is so well qualified to comment. Using his doctor title as a weapon.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘My first thought as I came round was Oh God! What have I done?’: Man suing the NHS over trans surgery he bitterly regrets has bravely waived anonymity to share his ordeal
      Ritchie Herron, 35, says life has been unbearable since surgery four years ago
      His case first emerged after he shared experience on Twitter under pseudonym
      He claims NHS failed to take mental health crisis into account before procedure

      PUBLISHED: 22:11, 25 June 2022 | UPDATED: 17:16, 28 June 2022



  6. tomo says:

    “At least 58 dead as migrant boat founders on rocks in Italy”

    The BBC seems rather quiet on this

    – wonder why?


    • JohnC says:

      Italy migrant boat shipwreck: Nearly 60 killed off Calabria coast

      ‘Large numbers of people fleeing conflict or poverty cross from Africa to Italy every year.’

      A classic BBC lie technique. Mixing two generalisations together to make them seem equal in the mind of the reader.

      In general they are coming here for free money and a better standard of living compared to the corrupt sh1tholes they grew up in. And in doing so, bringing that same culture along with them.

      I’ve watched the videos of the people off the boats and none of them look like they live in poverty. They have nice clothes, mobile phones and could afford the fees the traffickers charge.

      Here’s my own lie in the same BBC style:

      ‘BBC presenters are child-molesters, rapists, far-left activists and people just doing a job.’


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Here’s my own lie in the same BBC style:
        ‘BBC presenters are child-molesters, rapists, far-left activists and people just doing a job.’

        Er, is that claim about BBC presenters a lie? Okay, well some of them aren’t actually doing a job, I suppose.


      • Loobyloo says:

        I Questions MSM journalists never ask –

        how do the channel hoppers pay their phone bills?
        How do they pay these allegedly huge costs to get into a dinghy? Are we supposed to believe that they are carrying around thousands of euros, all the way from Africa, Afghanistan etc without getting it nicked- and where do they exchange currency?


  7. taffman says:

    “Job centre staff to get bonuses for getting people work”


  8. tomo says:

    disappointingly – the “Arizona politician Katie Hobbs works for Mexican drug cartels” thing looks like a dud.

    see : https://rumble.com/v2b0jde-ep.-150-ohio-left-to-burn-canada-left-to-crumble-rise-of-rumble-and-more-vi.html


  9. Zephir says:


    • Guest Who says:

      And…. Yes… the hair.


      • BRISSLES says:

        I’ll go ! if I don’t die from lack of a GP or neglect in an NHS hospital, I could be killed on the streets by a stray bullet or stabbed, or I could be found in a frozen state because I can’t afford the heating, or through lack of food because of cost or short supplies I could die of malnutrition.

        Why should I stay here ??? let the refugees come, and send us pensioners off to Australia.


    • MarkyMark says:

      In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

      Killing members of the group;
      Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
      Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
      Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
      Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

      Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;



  10. Zephir says:

    Left in the UK to kill after being saved from deportation by Labour and luvvies: Chilling video captures moments before criminal due to be sent to Jamaica following high-profile campaign murders man in horrific knife fight

    Ernesto Elliott was due to be aboard a Home Office charter flight in Dec 2020
    Just six months later he murdered a 35-year-old man in a horrific knife fight



  11. Fedup2 says:

    Our Justin ‘interviewing ‘ a lady farmer . Apparently it didn’t rain enough in February . Yep – the weather varies . The bbc has an image of a regular perfect weather cycle everywhere – but then if you live in Londonistan and are disconnected to Real Life that’s an understandable – dumb outlook .

    I wonder if ‘farming today ‘ ever talks about the weather .

    I’m waiting for the first ‘tomato robberies ‘ …. Sainsburys made me buy 6 yesterday – the packet had a security tag …


  12. andyjsnape says:

    Should straight actors play gay characters?

    bBC nothing better to worry about

    Moving on, should a Black Actress Playing Anne Boleyn


  13. Guest Who says:

    RTing Sweeney, late… on this… no wonder bbc love mad Al.


    • StewGreen says:

      I wouldn’t even trust a John Sweeney picture even if he was holding today’s newspaper in the photo.

      I’m not saying the photo is impossible, but I don’t trust Sweeney
      I wonder why the image is a mirror
      You have to flip it to read the prices
      eg carrots are 35.90 and 43.9 per kilo…thats 82p and £1

      Red cabbage £1.13 each
      Expect Sweeney shops in Ukrainian Harrods


    • MarkyMark says:

      War is good?
      Brexit bad?


    • Dickie says:

      Sanctions hitting Russia hard, erm, or not


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I am afraid John Sweeney can be an absolute dickhead at times.

      He is convinced that the Russians are behind Trump’s victory in 2016 and Brexit. I heard him on the radio saying that his source was Christopher Steele! Utterly mad, it devalues anything else he has to say.


  14. Guest Who says:

    Maybe be a spoof.

    Deffo a spoof.

    The BBC knows what sells.


  15. Guest Who says:

    Anna Holligan and Springster salute her!


  16. Guest Who says:

    Phew. I was worried this was not raised yet.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Guest

      Longer cable are needed, but then hope people don’t trip up them


    • G says:


      Why BBC Wales?

      Not long now before the 20MPH limit is imposed all over Wales.

      I wrote to Drakeford asking if the Government intended installing water troughs for the horses cos I can envisage the Pony & Trap becoming popular again. Never got a reply despite the, “you will receive a reply within ten days”. I should insert, ‘working days’ but that is not the case.

      Drakeford’s push to attract businesses to set up in Wales? I doubt whether the Government want to alert prospective business to the slow strangulation in progress.


  17. StewGreen says:

    Radio Lincs reporter deliberately says “Patriot Alternative”instead of “Patriotic” as if she doesn’t want to give them PR

    After main news there was a long item on Skegnesses protest
    ..I guess she was upset she had no violence to report.
    And she used the phrase “I think the rally in the park was organised by Patriot Alternative and few days ago I also heard her saying “Patriot Alternative”
    so I think it’s deliberate not accidental.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Perhaps we have to give them a little leeway. The reporter may not have come across words such as ‘patriot’ and ‘patriotic’ before and hence be unfamiliar with their meanings and usage.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile Clive Myrie uses bbc tmi partner activist claims to pass off as reporting.


  19. StewGreen says:

    7:50am switch on Some nutter on #R4Today is saying onshore wind is the cheapest power
    & offshore wind planning permission taking 10 years
    FFS the seas are full of turbines
    their intermittent electricity is so bad it imposes massive costs on the grid
    Of course onshore wind is not the cheapest power in practice.
    Especially in a country like UK where you can take oil and gas out the ground that pays massive taxes.
    It was Rachel Reeves.
    The Labour MP was saying how they’d relax planning rules, so objections could be ignored.

    She claimed there has been a 10 year moratorium on onhore wind farm construction
    Rubbish, people don’t build them cos they want bigger subsidies to.
    They do build offshore cos the subsidies are even bigger.


  20. Guest Who says:

    BBC Bike Bimbo shuttling her poor sprogs round every tomato based insect farm for Paddy today?


  21. Guest Who says:


  22. Guest Who says:


    • Guest Who says:

      The Springster Selfie Effect spreading?

      Not, in itself, a great reason to tune in.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Guest Who

        With respect – if you are going to post horror pictures please put a warning up ….. snigger… right Martine …

        The ‘interview ‘ she tried to do with – George Galloway – who accused her of being from the Labour Party – is a gem …..


      • Guest Who says:

        My bad. Peroooooxide!

        Seems she is set to be played by Eddie Izzard in the Netflix biopic, ‘Wot, Me, ‘Impartial’. the post transgress spamking scene needed Evan as stunt double.

        But this new trend for Beebettes going full HD on a face for radio does seem odd.

        Even Chubster has got a bit Springy.

        But they do say airline food does add several kilos.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes the reporter sounded angry that non men were being discouraged from killing their baby . Devil moves in mysterious ways …..
      Abortion is soooo green – don’t you think …?


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Bit of a dry day for Today –

    ranging from the Northern lights in Somerset – animals snacking in gardens – the awful Steven fry being queer – dry February …… later the agreement to build a wall on the Irish border will be announced …..or maybe rejoining the EU ….or maybe not …


  24. AsISeeIt says:

    No favoured agendas were reported hurt in this disaster edition

    The formerly patriotic (for Britain) Daily Express (United with the people of Ukraine) is happy to promote Rishi Sunak’s EU deal: Rishi: This new Brexit deal is ‘best for Britain’

    Rather than prolong the angony for the UK, so to speak, I’m encouraging SNP voters to go with Humza Yousaf as their new leader: SNP leadership: Ian Blackford latest to endorse Humza Yousaf as first minister (Sky News)

    Then Sunak and Humza can have an all-singing all-dancing Bollywood-style grand finale for our former Union and have done with it. Sell out the celtic fringe to Brussels and leave England, such as it still is, to us beleaguered English.

    What do they call it in the corporate world…? Oh yes, an asset stripping take over. From office boy at Goldman Sachs via extraordinarily rapid promotion to PM.

    Gilbert and Sullivan wrote a satire on that sort of thing – snippets will suffice:

    When I was a lad I served a term
    As office boy to an attorney’s firm.
    I cleaned the windows
    And I swept the floor
    And I polished up the handle
    Of the big front door…

    That they gave me the post
    Of a junior clerk.
    I served the writs with a smile so bland
    And I copied all the letters
    In a big round hand…

    By a pocket borough into Parliament.
    I always voted at my party’s call,
    And I never thought of thinking
    For myself at all…

    I thought so little, they rewarded me…

    By making me the ruler
    Of the Queen’s Navy.

    From one unelected premier to another…

    Brexit: Ursula von der way to Britain (Metro) – the corporate advertising freesheet postively salavating at the prospect of: …trade flows freely within the UK… – presumably at any cost to our sovereignty. Remember folks: Johnson insists cost of Ukraine support is price worth paying (Independent – ironically enough) UK sovereignty? Not so much.

    The Daily Mail remains somewhat sceptical: Can Sunak sell his Brexit deal?

    The formerly patriotic Times continues the new-found editorial policy of polishing Keir Starmer’s credentials for PM: Begum should be allowed to come home, says terror watchdog – don’t knock it, Mr AsI has a wager riding on her inevitable return to Blighty some time soon.

    The newly out as left-liberal leaning Times always favoured the EU – so also gives Sunak the big up… and is more than happy to carry his spin – when he leans us closer to Brussels: I’ve won big concessions from EU, claims Sunak

    We’re told back in the bad old days headlines of the form: No Britons hurt in Equador earthquake – were a very bad thing – too parochial… now that’s probably upped to racist

    Oddly, news about the origins of a pandemic we’re told killed millions worldwide gets a smaller headline than: Shipwreck kills 59 migrants off coast of Italy (Telegraph) and on the cover page of just one daily: Lab leak most likely origin of pandemic, says US (Telegraph) – big news you’d have thought and you’d almost require a US-funded off-shore Chinese viral research laboratory microscope to find the report.

    No agendas or narratives were reported hurt in the news-leak of this disaster

    Needless to say the BBC Coronavirus online news page remains untroubled by this lab leak news where the top story is: Ethnic minority Covid death gap closes – ONS – BBC attention obviously lies elsewhere.

    Just to cheer us up, the tabloid Daily Star goes with: Please no, not wine too! Spring wine crisis – telling us even the comic red top Star can master the grammar of the word too – I’m still pulling your leg over that typo, Telegraph.

    And something to look forward to weather-wise…

    Brr-ace yourself. Warning of freezing March (Express) – combined with: Energy nightmare… Act now… or millions face bills hell (Daily Mirror)


  25. Guest Who says:

    British politics.

    British politicians on British media.

    Meanwhile the rest of us just watch them drag us down.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part

      In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

      Killing members of the group;
      Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

      Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

      Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

      Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group


      Bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part


    • Fedup2 says:

      Much good news today – Scotland will be part of the caliphate before England . NI will split between a catholic caliphate and and a Protestant one …


  26. theisland says:

    Sunak and Von der Leyen to meet in Windsor
    We’re now able to report that PM Rishi Sunak and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will meet at 12pm in Windsor.
    The pair are meeting to discuss “complex challenges” around the protocol.


  27. andyjsnape says:

    Trustpilot review:-

    “BBC logo
    I’m extremely impressed with the new BBC logo. It has given a fresh new air and a spring clean to a dusty, cob webbed Victorian room. It’s nice that the BBC is listening to its avid viewers and listeners — i.e. its patrons.”

    I’m not impressed with the millions spend on the logo!


  28. Fedup2 says:

    I suppose they’ll wait for the immediate reaction and then role out the current Monarch to do the photo shoot if the unionists don’t say ‘no’ …… otherwise he ll stay in his counting house counting his Arab money ….


  29. Guest Who says:

    Sweary in parts.

    But understandable.


  30. StewGreen says:

    Bernie Sanders argues billionaires money goes into funding Climate Denial
    Nope, look at the way there are billions from historic family trusts going Global Warming PR
    eg Rockerfellers


  31. StewGreen says:

    Huge “look at me I’m a victim” thread largely ignored


  32. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 evangelising for Marxism


  33. Thoughtful says:

    Some strange boxing match was held over the weekend in the Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that boxing is haram and there are several fatwas confirming this.

    The Qur’an is specific about this, you are not allowed to hit someone in the face.


    Maybe MBS might consider introducing some other haram past times given his predeliction for them now? Hurling the pork pie perhaps, or world record yard of ale?

    We can but speculate, and wonder if the heart of Islam is going to abandon all it’s Islamic tradition and become as backwards corrupt and decadent as the left has become?


  34. Philip_2 says:

    Arrogant BBC
    “When the director general of the BBC, Tim Davie, boasted this week about people being forced to pay the TV tax, many were annoyed by the sneering attitude of the state broadcaster. Seen on TALK TV…

    As John laid out on TalkTV: “It is amazing what they’re pulling off, when the BBC licence fee consistently polls as one of the most unpopular taxes. ” Households should no longer be bullied into paying this BBC scam. It’s high time the licence fee was scrapped once and for all.

    Read about TPA plans for doing away with this hated TV tax.


    • Thoughtful says:

      An opportunity lost with no discussion of the enormous left wing bias, but perhaps that’s good as it gives another angle of attack against the bloated corporation which the left cannot claim to be politically motivated.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Clive Myrie all over these?

    Or, not?

    Rest easy, Scott, your critics are not worth bothering with.


  36. Thoughtful says:

    Some good news for a change:

    Ofgem announces latest quarterly price cap update

    From 1 April the energy price cap will be set at an annual level of £3,280 for a dual fuel household paying by direct debit based on typical consumption, a reduction of almost £1,000 from the current level, of £4,279 which reflects recent falls in wholesale energy prices.



  37. tomo says:




  38. tomo says:

    Teacher debt forgiveness – but – only – if you is black.

    A crowd of Rachel Dolezals piling in ?


  39. tomo says:


    • G.W.F. says:

      We need to recognize that we are being ruled by fanatics, supported by the media and Parliament


    • MarkyMark says:


      The Vision of the Anointed (1995) is a book by economist and political columnist Thomas Sowell which brands the anointed as promoters of a worldview concocted out of fantasy impervious to any real-world considerations.[1] Sowell asserts that these thinkers, writers, and activists continue to be revered even in the face of evidence disproving their positions.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Once in your life you may need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.”



  40. Fedup2 says:

    Ex speaker / politician dies – which means we are going to get a dose of Bercow …. Desperately hoping we have forgotten what a horrible xxxx he is . And forgive me – there is no better description …..


    • TrickCyclist says:

      The BBC repeating the well-known claim that Boothroyd had been a Tiller Girl.
      My memory tells me that some tabloid journo investigated this once and none of the ex-Tiller Girls they interviewed could remember her. Can anyone else confirm?
      Just another self-promoting politician, more like.


  41. StewGreen says:

    Just going to nip down Lidl and buy 5 cucumbers… in February,
    .. That’s False world.

    In the real world in Saturday I did buy a pot of tomato salsa to put in my sandwiches.. cost 26p and will last more than a week.


  42. StewGreen says:

    An African/Asian economic migrant comes illegally into the UK
    .. who is the bad man ?
    #1 The African/Asian people smuggling mafia who sold him the face dream that the UK is a comfortable place to live
    and ripped hi,m off for £10 /£20K
    when life in the UK is pretty crappy with pretty crappy cold wet weather.

    #2 The average white man/woman who is just living a normal life and paying their taxes.

    To BBC/libmob it’s obvious it’s the white folk and they should all hand over £100K compensation each.


  43. StewGreen says:

    What so you want ?
    #1 Hard Labour
    #2 Soft Labour
    OR #3 NO Labour


  44. TrickCyclist says:

    Panorama tonight at 8.30, BBC 1:

    “Crisis Pregnancy Centres Uncovered

    An investigation into pregnancy advice centres outside the NHS giving misleading information. Reporter Divya Talwar also uncovers links between some UK centres and the US anti-abortion movement.”

    As seen on the one o’clock news. Faceless white girl ‘Melanie’ talks of being dissuaded from having an abortion. Asian girl reporter Divya does the ‘noddies.’
    God forbid that anyone should be against killing the unborn.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      I just noticed this has already been posted about further up the page. Sincerest apologies!


  45. andyjsnape says:

    The eu sponsored bBC seems in favour of the of the NI deal

    So I guess its not good for the UK then


  46. taffman says:

    “Dissident republicans: Why Northern Ireland police are still a target”

    Could this be something do with the shenanigans going on now with Rishi and the EU ?


  47. s.trubble says:

    The only thing that was missing from Sir Keirs 5 mission statements of balderdash was his final conversation with the “consultants” who put the skit together….

    “and so (SK) to consultant…”where are we”

    We’ve reached the tip of the surface Sir!


    • MarkyMark says:



      • Thoughtful says:

        Err yeah unfortunately this past week the far Left Tories have produced an amazing election stunt changing Starmers 5 pledges into what they claim he is really going to do, unfortunately those 5 things are exactly the same as they’ve been doing for the past 15 years!



  48. Fedup2 says:

    Geeta got the NI brexit gig … Martine Martine ..Clive ..Clive – it’s ‘historic ‘( yawn ) ….


  49. Thoughtful says:


    • Fedup2 says:

      BBC going full on with the NI ‘deal’ / sell out / victory / disaster – helicopter over Windsor – the lot – for what really was a bland – very short – news conference – where it turns out the EU court still has some jurisdiction over the UK …. But let’s not talk about that ….

      No ‘historic ‘ picture of the current king in his counting house … even though the show took place in Windsor ( why ?) ….


      • MarkyMark says:

        The principle of the primacy (also referred to as ‘precedence’ or ‘supremacy’) of European Union (EU) law is based on the idea that where a conflict arises between an aspect of EU law and an aspect of law in an EU Member State (national law), EU law will prevail.