489 Responses to Midweek 8 March 2023

  1. Guest Who says:

    The BBC TNI seems very much back to the cave days.


    When they had the Thaggomizer.

    Presumably Larson is next.


  2. Guest Who says:

    Collection of very BBC chums in one tweet.


    • MarkyMark says:

      On 22 March 2020, 7-year-old Emily Grace Jones was stabbed at Queen’s Park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, while riding her scooter and died shortly afterwards. Eltiona Skana, a 30-year-old Albanian woman unknown to the Jones family, was arrested on the scene and later charged with murder. Wikipedia


  3. vlad says:

    DEFUND the monstrous BBC and send Lineker to Rwanda. Now.


  4. Fedup2 says:

    The msm is running a hypothetical of an East African orphaned child ( tiny Tim ) who won’t be able to join the ‘family ‘ in the UK ….
    No one suggests maybe the ‘Uk family ‘ go back to East Africa to look after the kid ….. if they care that much ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Her story was initially corroborated by Amnesty International, a British-based global NGO, which published several independent reports about the supposed killings[3] and testimony from evacuees. Following the liberation of Kuwait, reporters were given access to the country. An ABC report found that “patients, including premature babies, did die, when many of Kuwait’s nurses and doctors … fled” but Iraqi troops “almost certainly had not stolen hospital incubators and left hundreds of Kuwaiti babies to die.”[4] Amnesty International USA reacted by issuing a correction, with executive director John Healey subsequently accusing the Bush administration of “opportunistic manipulation of the international human rights movement”.[5]



  5. Terminal Moraine says:

    I see the Jan 6th video has already been posted, but I did laugh at the BBC’s reaction to the Q-Anon Shaman. They quote the Capitol Police Chief who said the officers “did their best to use de-escalation tactics to try to talk rioters into getting each other to leave the building” — and rubbish the outrageous Fox News’ suggestion that the police were acting as ‘tour guides’ (which is a fair description of how it looks on the video).

    Article is by Mike Wendling, Marianna’s big brother. It’s not going so well for the Fact Chucking team this week.



  6. andyjsnape says:

    Thousands protest at Georgian ‘foreign agent’ bill

    “while others waved EU flags”

    So what, any opportunity for the bBC to mention its beloved eu


  7. TrickCyclist says:

    Erm, about this Lineker business. On the previous page StewGreen posted a picture of one of his tweeted replies where he said “We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries.”
    Is this actually true though?
    On one of the Ten O’clock News last night (I can’t remember if it was BBC or ITV, they’re both much the same) they put up a chart showing UK half way down the list of. . . “Asylum Applications.” Those who have had their application refused could go on to apply in other countries.
    Is there a bit of fast and loose going on here?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Who cares how many ? Just don’t take any more and deport as many as possible .

      The world at one had comrade Alf dubs – one of those disciples of comrade Corbyn on to attack attempts to stop the invasion . Dubs came to Uk in 1939 from – I think – Germany – so the comparison of the blue labours with nazi germany wasn’t ‘ appropriate ‘.

      There was no rebuttal . One for OFCOM lol .

      Then they had that John Humphreys to say that linaker has gone too far …. But whatever – linaker will keep his job – or maybe be replaced by that queer coloured girl ….


      • TrickCyclist says:

        Just saying they use this argument all the time to try and guilt us into accepting everything.
        As for Lineker, does he believe what he says? Or is he just a cold, corporate creature who tries to stay relevant in order to keep drawing his £1.35m a year?


        • Terminal Moraine says:

          TC I’ve heard this line many times.

          If you set as your benchmark Malmo or the banlieues of France, the time may come to pick a better one.


        • BRISSLES says:

          Has Lineker or any other who maintains we taken in fewer gimmigrants than anyone else, looked at a geographical map ? We are a far more densely populated country than either France, Germany or Spain – and look at the size of Sweden in comparison. Far more space to spread the invaders in.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Linaker options –

          1 Fire
          2 get a withdrawal of comment and assurance of silence
          3 nothing
          4 agree with his view

          The DG is up against any credibility wall he still has if linaker still works for the BBC by Saturday .

          As for his true value – mugs like me will watch match of the day who ever ‘hosts ‘ it …. Because of the footy ….


          • TrickCyclist says:

            I wouldn’t like to guess the true value of a cosseted celeb like Lineker.
            I’ve seen the interviews he supposedly does on MOTD. They look like they were recorded post-match by somebody else and Lineker seems to recite the questions from a script, syncing to the video. There’s an industry name for this process but I’m afraid I can’t remember it.
            It also seems he was sued by Aussie footballer Harry Kewell in 2005 for remarks made in a Telegraph column. The jury failed to reach a verdict – one of the stumbling blocks appears to have been that the column was ghost written. . .
            Would the real Gary Lineker please stand up?



      • Dickie says:

        I hadn’t realised that NAZI Germany had a problem with illegal asylum seekers entering the country. In fact I believe it was the Germans seeking illegal asylum in the then USSR.


        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Nazi Germany was very keen on imported labour to run their foul war industry. They took them from everywhere they could. Perhaps someone should tell Lineker about this. He does not seem to have the slightest clue about the topics he mouths about.


    • StewGreen says:

      Damn lies and statistics
      Their first quote is this
      “The UK has fewer asylum *applications* per 1,000 people than most other European countries, receiving 8.4 per 10,000 people in 2021. That compares to Cyprus (152.6), Austria (43.3), Greece (26.6), Germany (22.9), France (17.8), Spain (13.8), and Italy (9).”

      Is there anything strange there ?
      #1 Italy compares to the UK
      #2 It’s a tally of APPLICATIONS not true bums on seat per year
      eg Mr X might put multiple applications in in multiple countries as he travels across Europe ..staying in each country a few weeks and then coming to live in the UK for 50 years
      That’s like measuring disease impacts in raw lives lost and counting a 90 years death as the same as a 20yo death
      .. The impact is nowhere near the same and Life Years Lost is a Much better metric.

      #3 The UK public make a difference between genuine migrants and Economic illegal ones . Such stats fail to make that difference.

      #4 Sure a Polish town might take 1000 Ukrainians for 2 years
      but that is not the same as UK taking 1000 illegals who will never go home
      indeed the UK is doing more good if it uses £1bn/year of taxpayers money to support genuine refugees who stay in Poland and Turkey
      than if it uses that £1bn INSIDE the cold expensive UK where the same money would rupport far fewer people.


      • StewGreen says:

        Someone put up a chart saying NET MIGRATION in the UK is second in Europe to Germany
        Therefore the UK resources are getting more diluted than other countries
        .. https://twitter.com/altxvote/status/1633463226464862209

        Claim “We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries”
        using a count of *applications* to back that claim is wrong
        cos other countries accept application ACCEPTANCE rate is lower than the UK
        UK accepted 64% of Refugee applications compared to only 29% and 25% for Spain & France, meaning that the UK took in the 2nd highest number (when accounting for total number accepted) i


        • StewGreen says:

          Oh many illegals are not officially registered anyway
          So the UK tally IS surely an undercount

          Come in on a boat/truck
          or come in legally and overstay
          then you are not counted in refugee tallies unless you apply and succeed


          • andyjsnape says:

            Hello Stew

            You comment got me thinking…

            Say if we know about 150,000 illegals arrive, then followed by upto 2 wives, and 3-5 kids, plus the rest of the family – this easily could be 1 million of them 🙁

            Equalling 1 in 60 of the current population


            • StewGreen says:

              yep it’s ultimate bums on seats per year of tricksters that count
              The number of genuine refugees bums on seats per year is a different thing


            • BRISSLES says:

              Andy, its not only those following on, but this lot that are here already, will marry someone in their culture who was born here or a white girl – thus creating a ‘family’ and then it will be impossible to get rid of them, not least that the current 160,000 already arrived could create the population of a good size town.

              I saw Ali being interviewed in Calais who was desperate to join his wife and son – he hadn’t seen her for 10 years, and she had cancer. Lot of questions here.


              • andyjsnape says:

                Hello Brissles

                Sorry for late reply… Maybe his wife(s) and son(s), he could go to them


      • StewGreen says:

        Here’s a BBC Ros Atkins video, where he uses APPLICATIONS as a proxy for bums on seats
        The number 1 rule, is DO NOT just accept a tweets claims
        .. https://twitter.com/AlexTaylorNews/status/1633230687443484672


  8. Terminal Moraine says:

    Another Gov Uk ad appeared for me. I have “a clear vision for the role”, but I doubt I’d make it past the interview somehow.



  9. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If ofcom can clobber Mark Steyn for telling the truth it can only be a matter of time before they go after lefty lineker for more or less calling most of the UK population Nazis.
    Unless of course, ofcom are not impartial.

    So far, day two of this beast from the east is not happening yet here in sunny Sunderland. Lovely weather.
    It’s as if somebody wants to ‘scare the pants’ of us by giving out these severe weather warnings.
    Keep on giving out warnings when there’s no reason will mean any time a genuine warning is given nobody will believe it.
    Or is it they want to get our attention away from something else such as Northern Ireland.


    • StewGreen says:

      Steyn did not “tell the truth” in that particular Ofcom incident
      .. rather he brought expert Jamie on on the next prog to correct the record
      Getting to truth is a journey

      Whereas Ofcom just let other broadcasters continually get away with major deceptions


  10. MarkyMark says:

    No, Theresa May – immigration is not the real threat to national cohesion
    Gary Younge Gary Younge {guardian 06oct2015}



    • Docmarooned says:

      The idiocy of the MSM has stopped amazing me. They give credence to every moronic statement made by Lineker. Why? WTF has this jug eared clown done with in his life apart from being an overpaid ex-footballer and crisp salesman who has the cheek to expound on things he has no expertise on. He was not even that good -think he only won an FA cup medal. Sure there are other less well known who have won more than him.


  11. StewGreen says:

    If your neighbour has accepted 200 drunks into his house for a loud party
    do you have a responsibility to accept 200 as well ?

    illegals are not the same as genuine refugees


    • Guest Who says:

      Good analogy.

      Which is more than can be said for the usually suspect combo of opposite pols, media and activists.

      Borders exist for a reason.

      Treaties exist for reasons, if usually honoured in the breaking.

      Yes, genuine refugees are a global responsibility on a properly shared basis.

      Importing third world problem makers because they are fed up dealing with what they helped created, no.

      As is trying to please everyone all the time, especially daft liberal bleeding hearts glued to planes and tv studio chairs.


  12. andyjsnape says:

    Gary Lineker says he will ‘keep speaking for those with no voice’ after asylum row

    bBC pretending to reprimand, but does like to encourage – probably likes the outcome as it what they promote daily

    Nothing British about this organisation


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘White saviour’ row: David Lammy denies snubbing Comic Relief
      This article is more than 4 years old
      Labour MP in social media spat with Stacey Dooley over trip to Uganda for Red Nose Day

      This article is more than 4 years old



    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘keep speaking for those with no voice’ – G Lineker

      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”.

      ‘keep speaking for those with no voice’ – G Lineker

      ‘keep speaking for those with no voice’ – G Lineker


      • Guest Who says:

        Over at ITBB it has been pointed out again that the BBC likes its one degree of separation gobs to keep doing stuff they keep having to pretend to cover as ‘news’, when they are egging him on at every turn.

        OFCOM is a joke.


    • Dickie says:

      Wonder if Maxicony can invite some of the illegals to share his Petrie dish


  13. MarkyMark says:

    Small boats – repeat – small boats x 1000 … repeat ….
    language is important.

    Small boats – not large boats.
    Small boats –
    not small boats with large people.
    Small boats –
    not small boats everyday.
    Small boats –
    not small boats everyday filled to capacity.


  14. Dickie says:

    Just waiting for the BBC to corroborate this new evidence on the Nordstream attack. 😂😂😂



  15. StewGreen says:

    Lineker does have a lot of followeres , so gets tens of thousands of likes
    Then today he tweets this
    Gary Lineker 💙💛
    I have never known such love and support in my life than I’m getting this morning (England World Cup goals aside, possibly).
    I want to thank each and every one of you.
    It means a lot.
    I’ll continue to try and speak up for those poor souls that have no voice.
    Cheers all. 👊🏻

    3.8 millions views 111K Likes ..ie 2.6%
    His Nazi tweet got 3 times as many views and half as many likes 11.8m views 6!K Likes … ie 0.5%

    Why 5 times the Like rate ? …. maybe bots ?


    • MarkyMark says:

      I’ll continue to try and speak up for those poor souls that have no voice.

      Rotherham abuse scandal: How we got here
      22 June 2022


    • Fedup2 says:

      I take it ‘the poor souls with no voice ‘ are not the mugs still paying his wages via the TV tax ….

      …I was thinking – the most likely outcome would be not to renew his contract (s ) but who know when they are due to end ?
      But if the DG does what he should …red labour will have difficulty because they’ll be bound to support linaker and those anti British views ,…


    • TrickCyclist says:

      “I’ll continue to try and speak up for those poor souls that have no voice.”
      No voice except those provided by the BBC, ITV, The Labour Party, The Refugee Council, The British Red Cross. . .
      The reason I found this site in the first place was the feeling I had no voice – certainly my opinions are never represented by the msm. I expect I’m not alone.

      BTW Stew, excellent posts on the statistics.


  16. StewGreen says:

    R4 now the US woman Kara is ranting against Musk, Tucker Republican’s
    Balance …. ?
    zero .. “Must is just a troll”


    • StewGreen says:

      A total surprise that BBC would at this time air someone who really hates Musk …./sarc

      She’s been on before
      Dec 21, 2022 This woman called Kara or Cara has just destroyed @elonmusk on @BBCRadio4
      Wonder what Elon did to her.
      Venom just vomited out of her mouth.


      • StewGreen says:

        Kara Swisher has just been on the BBC Media show lambasting Elon Musk.
        Not once did the presenter try to tone down her tirade
        or say “That’s quite a charge” or “He’s not here to defend himself”.

        She said Musk called her an A$$hole
        The presenter chose not to add the context
        that the idea that she is, is not his
        but dates to a 10 year old meme
        song … https://twitter.com/LisaWritesBooks/status/1488563541229535234


        • tomo says:

          A Vox media harpy opines…


        • Guest Who says:

          A lot of opining going on all the time.

          ‘Defiant’ Guido… 😂


        • Guest Who says:

          ‘Protects’ her circle. Very Wendy and Springster.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I heard that obscenity and expected an apology . I didn’t know what the programme was about as I was waiting to hear whether linaker had been fired .

          10 minutes at the start of the news was on linaker …


        • StewGreen says:

          She says the context was pre November 2022
          He floated the idea that it was about time he was paid for Ukraines’s free Starlink
          She said actually she supported him on that
          but that he took it wrong and sent her an email with ‘You’re an a—hole.’ as the subject
          So it wasn’t a face to face war.


  17. tomo says:

    It really does really warrant constant repetition…

    I notice that Newsquest UK are cultivating a variant on the gatekeeping antics of the BBC in their fleet of failing regional rags.


  18. tomo says:


  19. Dickie says:

    Could be Macrons response to Sunaks plans to stop illegals entering from France


  20. Sluff says:

    Did I just hear on the BBC 6 pm news that Alastair Campbell has some short of show produced by Gary Linekar’s production company?

    All par for the course for the impartial BBC and it’s favoured presenters.


  21. Dickie says:

    Well, according to Tobias Ellwood, we are at war with Russia. I don’t recall there being a Parliamentary debate or vote taking place or the public being informed:



  22. StewGreen says:

    ITV NewsPR
    quick item on a major RAF base being turned into an asylum centre

    Then talk of “Green Energy Revolution” opened a long #PRasNews item for the Grimsby wind farm conference “The Offshore Wind Plan”


    • StewGreen says:

      Interesting plan, opening an dingy divers centre in a place with a runway big enough for Rwanda planes.


  23. Sluff says:

    Isn’t the NHS marvellous.
    They will now be giving out a monthly drug so obese people can lose weight. £73 per pop.

    The option of eating less seems no longer to be an option.
    Expect even higher taxes and many more potholes on the roads.

    And quite what will happen to food banks I have no idea.


  24. Dickie says:


    • JohnC says:

      Thanks for that Dickie.

      While watching it, it struck me just how rare it is these days to listen to intelligent people who know what is going on and can talk about it with complete common sense.

      It was obvious Biden approved the Nord stream bombing the moment it happened. No other Western country would do it unilaterally and the very notion that Russia would do it does not stand up to any scrutiny at all. That’s not the problem I have with it now.

      It’s the aftermath of the complete lies, the cover-ups and the extremely string innuendo that Russia did it by the likes of the BBC which have made me mistrust every single thing they write now.

      But even worse than that, my own government actually said ‘Russia probably did it’. If ever any statement deserved ‘Without providing evidence, the UK government said Russia probably did it’, that was it.

      It means I no longer trust anything my own government say or anything I read in our media. I find that a shocking and extremely worrying situation to be in. And I’m sure many Germans felt the same in the 30’s.

      The most sinister part of it all is how they did it just before Winter. They wanted Europeans to suffer and people to die and blame it on Russia to make them support the war. Unluckily for Joe, it was a mild winter.


  25. Guest Who says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. paedophiles can hide in our business with the TV Tax payers having no recourse to punish the business financially. (Jimmy Savile – Kids Entertainer, Chris Denning – DJ)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. can do and say what we want, without financial penalties.
      (Chris Evans – £2.5million. Lineker, twitter 6.9M followers and the BBC guidelines?)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. our staff can hide what we pay them in independent companies. (David Dimbleby)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. our employees can have multiple jobs and we don’t mind. (Lineker+Walkers+BT Sports)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. our staff can force their opinion on the public using their celebrity status with no come back. (Lineker – ‘It’s hard to see a single positive (in Brexit)’)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. we can, through the legal system and threat of prison with the Governments backing, demand 200,000 people to pay the wages of our staff. (Gary Lineker and friends)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. our Directors can claim £34.76 {2014} for hospitality when being paid £450,000 a year. (Lord Hall)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. we don’t have to declare where we spend YOUR money. (trustees)

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. we have hidden this information from the TV Tax payers for years.

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. we can send our well paid Ex-BBC staff into Ofcom – the company that is supposed to be independent.

      Lest we forget that the with the BBC …. we can focus the UK population on one side of the story.

      Lest we forget… harrowing but compelling telling of the Grenfell Tower disaster, by survivors http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/Grenfell_21st_floor … @BBCNews



    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      This would be the Denis MacShane who went to prison for fiddling his expenses would it? A man who stole from the taxpayer. I would certainly take my lead in moral indignation from a man like that.


  26. BRISSLES says:

    I see that Marlene Headley from Hemel Hempstead is still not happy with an apology from Lady Hussey or Buck House, and is still banging on about it – while doing the rounds of tv wearing her earrings adorned with the map of Africa. You have to laugh. She’s clearly holding out for some compo. Even bigger laugh.


    • MarkyMark says:

      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.



  27. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR starts
    Actual news ?
    Nope, “It’s International Women’s Day
    so we’ll be talking about the Gender Health gap
    .. They are less likely to diagnosed as quickly as men for … ”

    Hmm the elephant in the room is that women live years longer than most men”
    “And that men’s health outcomes are worse than womens
    eg more severe injuries, more suicides” etc.

    ended 6:37pm


    • StewGreen says:

      Now they are asking why there are dog bite incidents these days
      Expert “So its wrong to think it’s specific breeds cos any dog can attack”
      “We shouldn’t think in terms of one breed is dangerous and one is safe”
      Autocue Reader : “So what breed is more dangerous ?”

      FFS you journalist
      She had to repeat her previous answer.


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Not sure about the dog bite stats -but certainly the number of under 10s killed by the family war dog must be going up . I don’t like dogs – nor the people who walk them . My least favourite line is ‘ it’s okay he won’t hurt you ‘ …. Whilst I withhold my desire to kill / seriously harm said dog using the nearest improvised weapon. I have the same reaction to certain cyclists – E – or otherwise ….

    Linaker been suspended / fired yet ?


    • Zephir says:

      I have had two of the bstartds trying to get in the house with the cat sitting on the doorstep then getting chased both times stupid weak wimmin that could not keep control of them


    • Thoughtful says:

      Around 98% of the dogs which attack and maim or kill people are owned by people living in social housing. There is a simple solution, to ban certain breeds and sizes / weights from being kept as a condition of tennancy, but the cowardice of the Tory party means it will never happen, and Labour quite like White kids being the victims so they aren’t going to change it.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Dogs Vs cyclists isn’t great either!
      In the 90s there was a gypsy camp on my route to work, so I used to get chased by their dogs twice a day. Worst in the winter when you couldn’t see the buggers in the dark. The Cyclist’s Touring Club advice to say “Go home!” in a firm voice doesn’t work on pikey dogs.
      Fortunately, it all came to an end when the police cleared the site (they’d bought the farm land but didn’t have the necessary permissions). The Old Bill still earned their money then!


  29. Fedup2 says:

    New ULEZ cameras being vandalised ( wasn’t me ) . In Norfolk the speed cameras occasionally have shot gut pellets in them … sign of the times …..


  30. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    WARNING! The pale, male and stale racists of the shires (i.e. people like me) are in for another “bloody good hiding” {hat tip to the late Bernie Grant MP) from the BBC. How so, I hear you ask?

    Well, in The Archers on R4, there has been a storyline about freshening up the guided tours at Lower Loxley, an old manor and home of the Pargetter family, into which Lizzie married years ago. Her son Freddie (who once spent time in jail for drug-dealing) was doing a trial tour and one of the “guineapigs” was a mixed race girl called Noluthando, daughter of the New Age Kate Madikane (nee Aldridge) and her now divorced Black husband Lucas from South Africa. Nolly was there for grandmother Jennifer’s funeral last week.

    Nolly is, I think, studying history in S.A. Freddie gave a good, amusing tour of the old family home, which was built in 1702. He noticed that Nolly was using her smartphone at a certain point. I suspect that the more keenly attuned among you can begin to guess where I, and the script-writers of The Archers, are going with this.

    The episode ended with Noluthando praising Freddie’s tour-guiding … but stating, ominously, that he had “left something out” in discussion of a portrait hanging on a wall somewhere. Like Gary Kasparov, my mind jumped several moves ahead for both sides, picturing where the metaphorical pieces would land. I think it’s forced mate in 12 moves for the Lefty BBC.

    My calculations: the man in the old painting will have owned slaves, as might be expected for the early 1700s. So Lower Loxley will, at least in part, have been built from the income from slaves. This was what Freddie left out.

    Here, even less experienced players of the R4 game will begin to see the plan of attack. Noluthando, who has Black privilege by being of mixed race, will be able to attack the owners of Lower Loxley for not acknowledging the role of slavery in the accumulation of wealth there and in big bad racist Britain more generally. Cue more self-flagellation from the anti-White racist Leftists who dominate Radio 4. There has been plenty of it recently, on the arts show Front Row for example.

    My calculations may not be exact but I can see the general plan and forced play that follows. Checkmate, Whitey!


    • Lefty Wright says:

      While on the subject of soap operas can I just say that I NEVER watch or listen to any of them.
      However I DO glance at the front covers of all of the “Whats on TV” mags and I have noticed that they all like to give a rundown as to the goings on in these social training programs where there is invariably some nasty, evil character seeking to inflict harm on someone or other. However – and here’s thing- I have never yet seen the evil doer portrayed by a non white actor. Or have I missed something?


  31. Thoughtful says:

    Oh the double standards and the hypocrisy.

    Nearly a week and a half ago, threats flew from Washington to Buenos Aires. A Chinese fighter factory in Argentina is a very bad idea, said US Representative Maria Elvira Salazar. According to Salazar, Buenos Aires intends to install a JF-17 factory. She described these intentions as a “deal with the devil”.
    Salazar claimed that the deal was already a fact and pointed out which Argentine senior politicians had concluded it.

    According to her, these are President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner [CFK]. The congresswoman from Florida continued the sharp threatening tone, stating that if Argentina installs an FJ-17 fighter jet factory “the consequences will be biblical.” Salazar said Washington will not allow this and will not stand idly by.

    Washington won’t allow weapons factories for potential enemy states even on the same land mass, but cannot understand why a country like Russia would feel the same way when one is installed close to their border


  32. tomo says:

    The Elon Musk Twitter Storm Panorama Spring victim statement covered at UK Column – only vid I’ve seen of Marianne talking herself up on the matter.

    Time link to the piece…

    Good piece with some context wrt the lady’s claims of receiving personal abuse



    • StewGreen says:

      Oh FFS The idea of Twitter getting more abusive come from a SELECTED sample size of ONE
      *Marianna* herself

      “abuse targeted at me on Twitter had more than tripled since Mr. Musk took over”
      but of course that merely correlates to her big actions of trolling
      eg when she trolled Musk with a poll she got a big kick back
      Same with other stuff : She had a bigger output, she got a bigger kick back
      .. nothing really to do with Musk


  33. JohnC says:

    Georgia protests: Police break up second night of demonstrations

    What on Earth is a demonstration in Georgia doing as the top news item in the world at the BBC I wondered. So when something smells of rat, I go see why:

    ‘The protesters worry that the new law, if passed, would damage the country’s hopes of joining the EU.’

    Amazing what gets top billing when it suits the BBC agenda.


  34. StewGreen says:

    Th first part of local BBC NewsPR
    ticked the international Women’s Day box

    then later they had a long item promoting what the organisers referred to as “The Queer Campfire Festival in Boston”

    .. a viewer pointed out how com they can use that word and we can’t ?

    The organiser said it’s for “L G B T Q I A + women, trans & non-binary folks 18+ ”

    The video piece was very carefully crafted
    as if the BBC video team really really care.


  35. Guest Who says:

    BS drops BBC right in it.


  36. StewGreen says:

    BBC Local NewsPR
    Then there was a stupid PRasNews item “local Tory MP asked PM about supporting Grimsby Town FC”

    Then a new Joe Longthorne memorial (singer)

    Then there was yet another promo segment for the Rosie Jones ..speech defect comedian’s tour.
    Another lesbian woman article.


  37. digg says:

    Just watched a thirty something “expert” from one of the driving associations pontificating on advice for driving in winter weather conditions, The advice was basically, make sure you have warm clothes, make sure you have a drink in the car etc. etc. etc.

    Not a word about how to actually drive more safely.

    I was taught that your brakes were your enemy, the accelerator was your enemy. In other words drive like you had neither, plenty of space between you and other road users, use gears to lose speed rather than brakes.

    Bloody faux experts who talk crap through absolute ignorance but an abundance of entitlement and zero real world experience!


    • JohnC says:

      When it’s snowy or icy, I wait until I am on a straight bit of road with no other cars around then hit the brakes to see what happens and how much I slide. Then I know what to expect when it matters.


  38. JohnC says:

    Google search ‘international womens day BBC’
    Lots of articles of BBC programs with ‘womens day’ themes.

    Google search ‘international mens day BBC’
    Absolutely nothing except a guide to what it is from 8 years ago.

    100% sexist. I often wonder to myself whether they even realise or it just doesn’t enter the groupthink so they never even consider it.

    Is it just the usual leftist hypocrisy and double-standards or is it empty-headed ignorance by activists ?. I’m still not 100% sure.


  39. Sluff says:

    Alastair Campbell was on Newshite tonight defending Gary Linekar.

    I am delighted to quote from Steerpike in The Spectator as follows

    ‘Campbell does have an interest in Lineker’s fortunes. After all, Campbell stars on the Rest Is Politics podcast, which is produced by Goalhanger Productions, owned by one G Lineker. ‘

    A significant fact strangely not mentioned by the Newshite presenter.


  40. digg says:

    Our legal profession is a mess. Just watched one of the cops and robbers episodes where a bunch of tow rags smashed their car through a shop door and tried to escape with thousands of pounds worth of stock. The police chased and caught them through ANPR and arrested them for “shoplifting” in other words the same offence a 14 year old lad would get for pocketing a milky bar while walking round the shop.

    There is no comparison and these gutter twats should be facing the full force of the law for breaking and entering, and burglary with a suitable very, very long custodial sentence.

    In my opinion, the use of a car to smash to door in amounts to armed robbery.

    The lawyers are turning this country into a basket case with this total stupidity.


  41. StewGreen says:

    Jon Sopel is impartial and fair ….. N O T


  42. Zephir says:

    is it not strange what racism seems acceptable ? and don’t tell me blonde people are not a singular race because we can say the same about black people

    I see this online quite a lot and saw this today :

    “What are your favourite blonde jokes?

    If a blond and a brunette were to jump off a building. Which one would hit the pavement first?
    The Brunette. Because the blond has to ask for directions.
    Why is the blond staring at a bottle of orange cordial?
    Because there is the word “concentrate” written on it.
    What did the blond mom say to the blond?
    If you’re not in bed by 10, come home.”


  43. Eddy Booth says:

    ”Nicola Bulley: Man, 34, arrested over police scene footage”


    “Lancashire Police said the 34-year-old man from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, was arrested on Wednesday morning.
    He was detained on suspicion of malicious communications offences and perverting the course of justice.
    The arrest relates to footage taken from inside a police cordon on 19 February.”

    I don’t trust the police : quickly cordon an area off and arrest anyone who doesn’t switch off their GoPro fast enough?

    ‘A spokesman for the force said: “Our priority is, and has always been, to support Nicola’s family and the wider community in St Michael” ‘

    Priority isn’t to find the truth then..
    Locals not keen on outsiders asking awkward questions?

    ‘During the investigation, Det Supt Rebecca Smith said social media users had been “playing their own private detectives”.’

    How dare they! Asking questions the media and police used to, before they spent all their time policing social media.

    Like how the initial description was Nicola wearing an ankle length sleeveless coat, and a week later doorbell footage showed her allegedly leaving the house on the disappearance day wearing a thigh length coat..
    No explanation given.

    No word on the post mortem or coroners report, as the bbc isn’t a real news agency.


    • JohnC says:

      They have basically ruled out giving any details of how she died or anything else at all until the inquest – which is not until June !!!.

      This story stinks to high heaven. Mostly about how certain cases can be covered up will the full complicity of the media.

      I have noticed how my alarm bells about what we are told have been ringing with increasing regularity. It all started at about the time of Brexit and has been getting gradually worse.

      I know keep saying it but I feel like an anti-Nazi German living through the 30’s. You can see what is happening but cannot do anything about it because the whole establishment are supporting it.


      • Zephir says:

        As I pointed out a while ago, a young man went missing in January and was later found dead, his alcohol consumption the night in question was in the Daily Mirror also.

        Yet nothing much in the MSM because of his gender.

        Sexism plain qnd simple.


  44. Zephir says:

    Hypocrisy of the biased bbc:

    “In the autumn of 2021, I became embroiled in a deeply distressing situation: facing a grotesque and, it seemed, unending stream of targeted abuse on social media, including racist slurs and death threats.

    My crime? I had dared to speak out on a TV talk show in support of then Home Secretary Priti Patel’s commitment to turning back migrants who were arriving on our shores in their tens of thousands every year.

    It is a position shared by millions across the country, of course – but one the Left often regard with haughty disdain. Inevitably, one of their most self-promoting halo-polishers was quick to condemn my views in the most personal terms.

    Together with an edited video clip of my comments, Gary Lineker tweeted to his army of fanatical followers (standing at more than eight million today) accusing me of an ‘extraordinary lack of empathy for our fellow human beings’.

    He ended with a simple slur: ‘Vile.’

    This felt to me like bullying – and inevitably resulted in an onslaught from his screeching fans, which still shocks me to this day.

    I wrote to Lineker’s boss, BBC head of sport Philip Bernie, as well as the BBC’s overall chief Tim Davie to complain. Their responses were little short of a fob-off. Formal complaints to the BBC’s in-house department were treated in a similarly dismissive fashion.

    Bernie claimed Lineker had merely given his ‘personal response’ to my views. ‘There was no intention of provoking any abuse,’ he added.

    Rubbish. Lineker is an obsessive social media performer: I cannot believe that he would not have predicted precisely what happened. And it’s telling that he didn’t take the post down.

    There was further hypocrisy at play, too.

    As a freelancer, rather than a member of the BBC’s staff, Lineker was not a full-time employee when he unleashed his partisan attack on me. Yet nor was I when, three years earlier, I had been severely reprimanded by the BBC after making a series of comments on talk shows while I was also contracted to present some of the Beeb’s religious and mental health programming.

    For example, during an interview with Jeremy Vine on his Channel 5 show, I’d suggested that paedophiles should be given the death penalty. It was a strong statement, yes, and – as the BBC made clear to me in extremely frank terms – it had broken their impartiality rules.

    As a result, I was eventually stripped of two of the six programmes I hosted for Auntie. I can’t say I wasn’t cross, but I accepted it. The BBC was within its rights.

    But why, when Lineker treated me with such partisan thoughtlessness, did the same not apply to him?”



    • StewGreen says:

      What Lineker called Nana Akua vile for supporting Priti Patel’s policy
      and shared a doctored video to smear her ?

      The Vine show deleted the clip where Nana said you have to signal that well stop rescuing boats, and that will stop the people traffickers.


  45. JohnC says:

    Weeping US Marine describes Afghan ‘catastrophe’ before Congress

    Well well well. It seems there are some hearings in congress over the bloobath caused directly by Joe Biden overriding the military for his own politcial gain.

    I didn’t even know they were holding any !. You kept that quiet BBC.

    I read it for one reason : to see if they attribute it directly to Joe or not. Because they 100% would have for Trump.

    This is the nearest we get:
    ‘Sgt Vargas-Andrews called the withdrawal a “catastrophe”, adding: “There was an inexcusable lack of accountability and negligence.”‘

    Meaning Biden BBC. And you know it.

    Then to my astonishment I see this:
    ‘Mr Biden had previously said that he bore “responsibility for fundamentally all that has happened”, but he also blamed former President Donald Trump for overseeing the withdrawal deal with the Taliban.’

    What a complete f*cking joke you are BBC. It had nothing whatsoever to do with the deal, it was how it was executed. And you do not mention once that it was DIRECTLY Biden’s fault.

    And now this nasty senile idiot is walking us into WW3 with your full support. You disgust me.

    Wondering what heavyweight military expert the BBC put on to covering this story ?. Here she is:

    It seems she ranges from global military strategy right through to fawning over celebrities at The Brits.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Looks like the BBC is going big on State Funding of ‘child care ‘- which involves breeding a child and then giving it to a stranger so that the ‘parent ‘ can ‘go to work ‘ .

      So why have the kid ? Don’t bother . There are plenty of 3rd worlders arriving to do the stuff the kid will do when it grows up .
      Don’t have kids – save money …… save the NHS … clap clap


    • Fedup2 says:

      That air head is probably one of the most ‘grown up ‘ ones . Hope they are cheap …


      • JohnC says:

        I have a feeling that most are so thrilled at getting such positions at the BBC after being a bit useless throughout their life, they would probably do it for nothing.

        And they will all be such narcissists, it won’t even cross their mind that they might have their job because of BBC sexist discrimination. Marianna is at the top of that tree.


  46. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News bias techniques

    When the BBC has to report a ‘big story ‘ but doesn’t want to – it drops it in about 4 out of 6 in the order and generalises the content – meaning it doesn’t mention the person responsible – if it’s a bad news story – and quickly moves on .

    This is the case with the US inquiry into the withdrawal of the US from Afgee . The nearest the BBC says is there are claims of ‘mismanagement / lack of leadership .

    Biden / Obama doesn’t get a mention – then onward to some other welfare ‘give me ‘ story .

    The big ‘give me ‘ stories to day are child care cash – give me – mental health emergencies – give me – and housing benefit – give me –
    Do these ‘give me’ stories have anything in common ?
    I say YES . It’s the consequence of huge rapid population increases – the responsibility of the blue and red labour governments ……QED


  47. Fedup2 says:

    Today 2
    Comrade Robinson has a big chat with an ex from OFCOM over the linaker nazi government – Richard Ayre ? …. Apparently he either has to shut up or go ……

    I’d put money on him not promising to shut up and the bbc not willing to dump a woke one of their own

    Comrade Robinson deflected by going after the chairman of the BBC – one of boris ‘ mates – it seems the ‘approved ‘ view is that both are fired ….. comrade Robinson just can’t let nut nut go . It’s like the trump obsession …


  48. Scroblene says:

    “Director general Tim Davie has said people who want to be opinionated columnists should not be working at the BBC”

    Yeah – right…

    Plenty of stuff in the rags about this, pomposity is high, but as the BBC is funded by a British tax, absolutely nothing will be done about the toxic gurning creature linneker!