Start the Week 13 March 2023

It seems strange that bias within the BBC should make headlines via the words of a football presenter . Yet we are witnessing a civil war in the BBC – with taxpayers ( licence buyers ) as casualties . Let’s hope it causes long term damage . Who is still going to be in post by the end of the week ?the DG?The Chairman ?The Footy pundit and his disciples ? Enjoy …..

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319 Responses to Start the Week 13 March 2023

  1. Nodding Dog says:

    Excuse the pun but an open goal to be first!


  2. chancygardner says:

    I demand a VAR check!

    Having lost several friends this week over the Lineker nonsense (leftie types with trigger reflexes following any counter claim regarding his narrative), I feel somewhat cleansed. You’d almost think that Lineker was the Messiah when, in reality, he’s just a naughty little boy.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Ahem, chancy, do you not mean “I demand a VAR cheque”? …. probably for about £1.6million a.k.a. ‘money for old rope’.


  3. Nibor says:

    BBC ,

    Why not be voluntary paid via eg a subscription service and not have these pesky impartiality rulings that stump your real feelings about politics .?
    Then you wont have a civil war within your organisation between the Popular Front of Judea and the Judean People`s Front .


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Hey MatchOfTheDay,

      Why not make MOTD go full bloody burka? Then you won’t know if there is a tranny playing or not.

      It solves so many problems: race hate, sexism, footballers salaries etc

      … and as for that round thing being kicked around, an obvious symbol of male oppression.


  4. Thoughtful says:

    You know something is going very badly wrong when one of the most Left wing government / President the USA has ever had refuses to bail out a US California failing bank and yet the UKs supposed Tory PM says he is going to!

    Brace for tommorow morning as potential runs on banks begin with customers queuing to withdraw their money and markets possibly unloading stocks.

    It’s going to be an interesting day, and no this one bank shouldn’t lead to a banking collapse but things never work the way you want them to.


  5. StewGreen says:

    I’m looking at the Crufts winner
    It’s intriguing the way the photo is marked
    “with handler Javier Gonzalez Mendikote owned by Sabina Zdunić Šinković and Ante Lučin.”
    .. It looks like instead of a random person bringing in their own dog, they’ve brought in a professional handler who’s been winning shows for 13 years
    And even the owners look professional cos they are also listed as winning shows before
    And then I find this 2020 Croatian newspaper article and this dog is like the Red Rum of dog shows he’s won shows around the world
    and even won something at Crufts in 2020 (gundog category)


  6. StewGreen says:

    Saudi’s windfarms have made a record $161bn profit …/sarc

    … What idiot nation tries to close down it own oil fields at the same time world prices were likley to go so high
    and switches to windpower which pays no mining tax
    and imposes huge costs on the grid ?


  7. tomo says:

    Am I a bad person for wanting to see more than short term humiliation for the perpetrators of the lies and legal abuse so many have suffered?


    • tomo says:

      January 6 Prison Choir’s ‘Justice for All’ Single, Featuring Donald Trump, Reaches No. 1 on iTunes


      • JohnC says:

        The fact that the BBC are not even reporting that or any of these videos from Tucker should be all the evidence OFCOM need to launch in investigation of their bias.

        It’s a complete farce : OFCOM are the SAME as the BBC.


        • StewGreen says:

          BBC America extraordinary DEFLECTION
          @JohnC always check if the BBC is reporting, before you say they are not reporting .
          I’d say that BBCnews in America usually looks like a PR arm of the Democrat Party
          So whilst we are talking about extraordinary contradictions exposed by the Jan 6th footage Tucker is exposing, what is the BBC saying this week ??

          Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump and the in-fighting at Fox News
          3 days ago –

          Fox News host Tucker Carlson not credible, says White House
          4 days ago —
          Tucker Carlson said he hates Trump ‘passionately’, lawsuit …
          5 days ago —


          • StewGreen says:

            Take that first article, It spends the first two pages saying that in old old messages Tucker said he didn’t like Trump. then to 2 year old messages saying Sidney Powell’s talk about Dominion voting machines was crazy (it was)
            Then finally it gets to today

            Two years after Mr Carlson’s documented comments, during a programme that presented new footage from the 6 January attack on the US Capitol, he claimed that “the 2020 election was a grave betrayal of American democracy” and that “no honest person can deny it”.

            His claims about 6 January prompted derision from the White House and outrage from some congressional Republicans

            And then goes back 2 pages about Dominion.

            Second article is By Mike Wendling

            “The White House has called Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson “not credible” after he made a number of claims based on previously unseen footage from the 2021 Capitol riots.

            Mr Carlson showed unseen clips from the riots on his show this week.

            He argued the footage “does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress” but rather “mostly peaceful chaos”.

            A top congressional Republican recently gave Mr Carlson and his team exclusive access to more than 40,000 hours of surveillance video from the Capitol.

            Jeez why not name the Republican and say he is head of the House ?

            The article ends
            “Mr Carlson also focused on Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who collapsed after returning to his office during the siege and died the next day.”
            And lists Tuckers new claims then writes noting more
            cos it seems Tucker’s claims are not contestable.


            • StewGreen says:

              for that second story @BBCNews and @BBCWorld both put out tweets
              both almost ratioed
              Of course cos the title is mad
              Can you imagine the BBC doing a report saying
              “CNN government CCTV not credible, says Trump White House” ?

              Comment “When you don’t want to tell the story, the story becomes the reaction to the story.”


              For that first story the key take is is not ratioed, but each tweet got minimal Likes 142 and 121


          • StewGreen says:

            The third story there is quite short and ends

            The text message revelations come amid a fresh round of criticism that Mr Carlson misrepresented exclusive security-camera footage given to Fox to downplay the severity of the riot two years ago at Congress.

            Mr Carlson showed the previously unseen clips on Monday night and argued it “does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress”, but rather “mostly peaceful chaos”.

            Criticism of the segment came from Democrats as well as top Republicans in Washington, the head of Capitol police, and the family of the police officer whose death was mentioned by Mr Carlson on the show.

            Again that’s BBC mudslinging rather than tacking Tucker’s evidence and points.


    • Up2snuff says:

      To answer your question: no but ….. “Retribution is mine says the Lord”; one day there will be judgement on them. In the meantime their guilt will gnaw away at them.

      Think the BBC have watched that video because their language used about Jan6 is wobbling/softening from attack to rebellion.


  8. taffman says:

    “BBC talks with presenter ‘moving in right direction’, sources say”

    Who are the, “sources say” . What “sources”, ?
    The BBC ‘nudge’ sources?


  9. tomo says:

    The BBC are going to weigh in on the Jan 6th business – as it’s gaining momentum…


    • JohnC says:

      The ‘fact checkers’ are in a frenzy about this. What stands out about them all is that their best shot is to attack Tucker and try to destroy his credibility. Their ‘fact-checking’ is desperate in the extreme. One was calling all the ‘insurrectionists’ as ‘armed’ – because they were carrying flag-poles (but didn’t mention that bit).

      This is the only BBC headline:
      ‘Fox News host Tucker Carlson not credible, says White House’

      I cannot begin to imagine what a huge story they would make this if it were against the Right. But they are ignoring it. Just like the ‘Qatargate’ EU corruption story which should be huge and the extent is still unraveling. Yet Boris stood within 10m of a wine bottle was front-page news.

      I’ve said it many times : what a complete joke the BBC have become.


  10. Zephir says:

    Here you go Lineker, another Nazi for you :

    “British woman who fostered Afghan migrant, 28, who was deported after raping 12-year-old girl tells him NOT to come back as he tries to smuggle himself back across the Channel, he is now living in a French migrant camp waiting for his chance to board a small boat back to the UK.

    Kochai last week told The Times that the government’s new Illegal Migration Bill will not stop him attempting to return to the UK with his cousin, his cousin’s wife and their two children aged four and six.

    He said: ‘I will never give up trying to get to the UK. I have been in France for three months and we don’t get anything.

    ‘In the UK I can get education, a job and a house.”


  11. JohnC says:

    Rohingya camp fire was ‘planned sabotage’ – investigators

    ‘Militant groups had started the fire to “dominate” the camps, said the government official leading the probe.’

    And that’s as far as the BBC go for the reason.

    The elephant in the room for this one is that these militant groups – who are prepared to inflict such suffering on their own people so they can ‘dominate’ – are the precise reason for the crackdown in Burma which led to this mess. Now they are causing their trouble in Rhodesia instead and I bet Burma are not upset about that.

    But we don’t want to talk about that because yet again, the truth is inconvenient for the Leftist BBC agenda. Another whopping lie-by-omission by the BBC. They have a LOT of blood on their hands by supporting such people. But that has never bothered the Left.


  12. taffman says:

    After the latest debacle, how many of you are still paying the tax that robs from the poor to give to the rich ?


  13. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC News a bit of unintended humour reporting that Saudi Arabia has accidentally got $160? Billion profit from oil last year. The amnesty international ‘charity ‘ wants Saudi to stop producing oil .

    To me that’s like winning the lottery every week and being told to stop …lol


  14. Fedup2 says:

    There was a doctors ‘ union mouthpiece on a bbc news show who said that 500 additional people each week are dying because there are not enough NHS staff .

    There was no challenge to this – or questioning of the number – or what types of people are dying ….. really BBC…


  15. Fedup2 says:

    Is it not great? Linaker returning to the BBC says the Telegraph . He will now be a constant reminder of what the BBC is – a childish far left dumb anti British propaganda operation ….


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Fedup

      bBC reports “Director General Tim Davie has apologised to licence fee payers for the changes.”

      As if he’s such a loss


  16. andyjsnape says:

    Overcrowding complaints after man dies in Shadwell flat fire

    So people keep moving in, but when there’s is a fire whos fault is it?

    Why stop at 15 in the flat!


  17. AsISeeIt says:

    Voters want controls on immigration? Let them eat BBC ‘fudge’ edition

    There are so many things about the sport that our football pundits like to term ‘the modern game’ which we the punters find irksome.

    There’s the celebrationem interruptus that is VAR, dodgy street geezers knocking out half-and-half scarves, multiple substitutions, pre-match press conferences (for goodness sake!), post-match interviews, taking the knee (is that still a thing?) and captains’ armbands – what’s all that about?

    High on my list of pet hates are choreographed goal celebrations. If I want some all-boy sub-Strictly Come Dancing rumba routine or perhaps a Marcel Marceau mime act, I’ll go for my entertainment elsewhere, thank you. If some footballer really needs to send his main squeeze an acknowledgement of her birthday, or for the birth of their first love child – he can jollywell post her a greetings card.

    And so, irritatingly, it is that our heroic Gary Lineker, having scored a worldie against the Tories, does his celebratory dog walk – setting out from his mansion in London’s least ethnically diverse borough (where perhaps to his assumed chagrin, even Gary’s dark tanned complexion might garner a racial comment or two?) striding out across the frontpages of our dailies this morning – accompanied by the fawning left-liberal presspack.

    Leash united: Lineker and dog Filbert yesterday (giveaway ad sheet Metro)

    Back of the net? BBC compromise should see star return to TV… & infuriate Tories (Mirror)

    Lineker set to return as BBC bosses back down (Telegraph)

    BBC bosses seek truce to get Lineker back on side. ‘Fudge’ on social media use expected to end chaos (Times)

    Because of course, borrowing our Gary’s analogy, an outspoken critic of German government policies in the 1930s would remain comfortably in his tax-funded employment on mega wages and be allowed to write his own personal rules, to suit himself, on what he was or was not allowed to broadcast politically.


    • MarkyMark says:

      – Will Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker and Chris ‘£2.3m’ Evans go and say sorry to each person … or demand they pay their wages?



  18. MarkyMark says:

    BREAKING: Gary Lineker to defend Mark Steyn on Freedom of speech hill.

    BREAKING: Gary Lineker to defend 3 teachers in batley on Freedom of speech hill.

    BREAKING: Gary Lineker to defend Anjhem Choudary on Freedom of speech hill.


  19. Doublethinker says:

    Pinko Nick Timothy , once an adviser to May, writes in the Telegraph that the BBC needs reform and that a Royal Commission should be set up to reshape the BBC but that the case for a state funded impartial broadcaster is sound. He takes a side swipe at GBN and Mark Steyn for airing conspiracy theories . Of course his problem is that Mark is nearly always proved right nThe end.

    Readers comments are scathing. But it’s establishment figures supposedly Tory like Timothy who have caused the destruction of our country. They don’t seem to recognise , or pretend not to recognise, that our country is under sustained liberal globalist attack , both from within and without and has been for decades. The BBC is a key propaganda weapon in this war.
    I am certain that people like Timothy are fully paid up members of the globalist ‘rules based order’ elite, or would certainly like to be. Are they trying to pull the wool over our eyes ? Trying to convince us that there isn’t much wrong at Broadcasting House , that the BBC isn’t trying to remake Britain , that there isn’t a culture war with traditional British values under sustained attack?
    I’m afraid that our governing elite have lost our trust .We are convinced that they are acting against our best interests and not by accident. Democracy in Britain is dead.


    • Guest Who says:

      The Tel is a lost cause.

      They know the bbc is crashing but are pulling out all stops to con their dumb political class readers it isn’t.


      • MarkyMark says:


        BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast
        BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday 3 January 2018

        During a phone-in on the programme a contributor, Danielle Tiplady was introduced as a staff nurse. We should have established and made clear on air that she was a political activist.



      • MarkyMark says:



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    • Fedup2 says:

      The Timothy piece from the DT
      STARTS What do the cases of Gary Lineker, Prince Harry and Sue Gray have in common? Each raises the question whether impartial, national institutions – the BBC, monarchy and Civil Service – can survive the culture wars and our age of political polarisation.

      Those who argue that Lineker is entitled to free speech miss the point. The row since he likened the Government to Nazi Germany is not about free expression but whether such expression undermines the impartiality of the BBC.

      There are many subplots to the story. Lineker would probably have got away with his latest outburst had he expressed his opinion in more moderate terms. He would have attracted less controversy if his response to criticism had not been to mock those who complained. Arguments that as a sports presenter he is not required to be impartial are rejected by many frustrated colleagues in BBC news teams.

      Lineker is clearly in breach of BBC guidelines – whether or not they apply to his contract – which say those who are not journalists but “have an additional responsibility to the BBC because of their profile on the BBC” are expected to “avoid taking sides on party political issues or political controversies and to take care when addressing public policy matters”. He had been warned about his conduct already by Tim Davie, the BBC director general, and his refusal to change left Davie with no choice but to act.

      Some counterpoints are valid but still do not exonerate Lineker. The rules are clearly not enforced consistently: his past behaviour is proof of that, but other examples – such as Lord Sugar – stand out. While there is a long history of political figures taking up BBC executive and board positions – like James Purnell and Gavyn Davies – the appointment as chairman of Richard Sharp, who acted as an “introductory agent” for an £800,000 personal loan to Boris Johnson, undermines confidence in the independence of the Corporation.

      Those demanding Lineker’s immediate reinstatement are guilty of gross indifference to BBC principles. Ludicrously, Keir Starmer is dictating to the BBC what he believes it should do – in the name of independence and impartiality. The presenters and producers engaging in a so-called “talent strike” are jeopardising the norms that make the BBC and licence fee model viable.

      By confronting BBC bosses they are following a trend now common in many workplaces. Increasingly, more ideological employees pressure their employers to bend to their personal values. In any organisation this is an absurdity given the diversity of opinion held among colleagues and customers. In the BBC, which is supposed to be for us all, it is fatal.

      It is possible, of course, to argue that in the age of social media and online television, the impartiality envisaged by the BBC is unrealistic. Journalists and television presenters have their own political beliefs, goes this argument, they are entitled to express them, and given we spend so much of our lives online now, it is not reasonable to think they should suppress their views.

      Certainly thanks to Twitter and the growth of online analyses by broadcasters, it is not difficult to discern the personal beliefs of several high-profile television journalists. But it remains patently possible to show discretion and impartiality. We have no idea, for example, of the personal views of Chris Mason and Laura Kuenssberg, because they have lived and worked by the spirit of the BBC.

      Yet sometimes it feels like this spirit is a noble relic in a new broadcast age of pugnacity and pugilism. Somehow aggressively opinionated anchors such as Piers Morgan and Adil Ray have escaped censure by Ofcom, despite its rule saying presenters “must not use the advantage of regular appearances to promote their views in a way that compromises the requirement for due impartiality”.

      We also have the rise of challenger television companies, such as GB News and TalkTV. In a democracy, media pluralism is important, and the new stations have some first-rate journalists who make important contributions to the national debate. But it is right to question how appropriate it is to have programmes hosted by MPs who then interview other MPs from their party. We should ask how some shows, such as the one presented by Mark Steyn on GB News, were allowed to repeat conspiracy theories and make other baseless, dangerous claims.

      All this is taking place in a rapidly changing broadcasting world, which is bifurcating between high-end entertainment and live, event-based news and sport, as streaming kills off traditional channel-based television. The BBC is competing in a completely different market and must renew its purpose and financial model. Last year, for example, Netflix spent £14  billion on content. The BBC spent just £3.2 billion.

      Some say the answer to these dilemmas is to give up on the idea of public service broadcasting: that we should let freedom reign and consumers decide. If people want to watch highly partisan television, they say, we should let them – but we should let more enter the market without impediment.

      But at moments of triumph and tragedy, we still generally turn to the national broadcaster to come together. As misinformation and disinformation remind us – with the pandemic and war in Ukraine obvious examples – reliable news and an informed citizenry are part of our national defence. As we are awash with imported, mainly American culture – much of it alien to life here and divisive in the extreme – we should promote original British content and high culture, and remember that our own cultural exports bring us great influence in the world. However hard it is to maintain the BBC ideal, it is still worth striving to do so.

      The resignations of Gary Lineker and Richard Sharp would be a good start. Cross-party backing for Tim Davie as he reasserts the principles of independence and impartiality would also be welcome. And then, since all this goes far beyond narrow party interests, we need a Royal Commission to determine the future of public service broadcasting in the 21st century.ENDS

      Can you imagine the sort of lefty they’d get to chair a royal commission on the BBC ?


      • Nibor says:

        Im afraid that piece is mostly rubbish .
        I know the political opinions of Chris Mason and Laura Kuenssberg .
        They work for the BBC .


        • Fedup2 says:

          Yes I didn’t put it up because I agree with it . But the idea of a Royal Commission ? I wonder if he is after a job ? Shows how ‘left ‘ the Telegraph has moved .

          The comments section look like this site !


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        What conspiracy theories did Mark Steyn air? That people have been killed and badly injured by the “vaccines”? That’s a fact, the government has had to pay out compensation for their injuries.

        That the “vaccines” do not stop you getting covid or passing it on? Again, facts, just not what you would hear on the MSM.

        Mark Steyn is the real man who spoke truth to power, and they got rid of him for so doing. Gary Lineker is a half-educated left wing ponce who is not fit to tie Steyn’s shoes. He’s not even much good as a football commentator.


  20. Althepalerp says:

    Trump and J6 Prison Choir hit No. 1 on iTunes.
    Big News but nowhere on MSM


  21. Guest Who says:

    Irony is, luckily, still not yet dead.

    28 Gates of Hell later…


    • Fedup2 says:

      No comment- from the DT

      STARTS The Home Office has removed an image of news presenter Huw Edwards from a video on the Illegal Migration Bill after the BBC complained about the use of its footage.

      The Government department posted a video explaining the migrant policy on Twitter on Tuesday.

      It opens with a clip of Edwards in the BBC News studio saying: “At least 430 migrants crossed the English channel to the UK yesterday.”

      It is understood that the accompanying thumbnail originally showed an image of Edwards.

      The BBC asked the Home Office to remove the footage.

      A BBC spokesman said on Sunday: “We contacted the Home Office last week to object to their use of BBC footage and asked them to remove it.”

      Edwards still features in the video.

      A Home Office spokesperson said: “Showing news reports to set out context is common practice, it does not imply support for the Bill.

      “When we were informed that an automatically generated thumbnail displayed a newsreader, we immediately updated it.”

      The three-minute video also features clips from Channel 5 News, interviews with immigration enforcement officers and the former MEP Steven Woolfe who is now director of a migration research think tank.

      It ends with comments from Home Secretary Suella Braverman, explaining why the Government is introducing the Bill.ENDS


    • G says:


      Will her staff comply with instructions contrary to their Marxist sympathies ?


    • StewGreen says:

      3 Likes there
      I can’t like it cos he blocks me


  22. G says:

    It would be nice to see how the WEF’s global, futuristic plans can be reconciled with the retarded cave dwellers.


    • kingkp says:

      Isn’t it odd that since the Covaids hit in 2020 and then the ‘war’ in 2022, Isis and the rest seem to have taken an extended holiday? As far as the BBC and the rest are concerned Islamic terrorism appears to be tres passe. I would suggest it probably has something to do with their handlers spending most of their time on the Eastern Front


  23. Doublethinker says:

    I read that countries such as India and China have seen dramatic falls in birth rates in recent years, following the trend in the rest of the developed world. Not sure about Muslim countries . But that the population of Africa continues to explode. Therefore Europe as a whole will continue to face invasion from the south for decades to come.Additionally those Africans left in Africa will want a higher standard of living .

    The environmental state of the planet is governed by a simple equation:

    (Please note I’m not including the heated carbon dioxide or climate emergency debate in this)

    Total Population multiplied by the Standard of Living ( consumption) divided by the Technology available to combat pollution.

    If the population of Africa keeps exploding and the drive for increased living standards continues then technological advances probably won’t keep up. The obvious answer is to limit population growth . There are plenty of ways to do this .


    • G says:

      Switzerland, home of the German, Klaus Schwab. I can’t find any reference to ’15 Minute Cities’ there. Have I missed something?


    • Up2snuff says:

      Double, that migration, south to north, was mentioned by futurologists as long ago as the mid-1980s. Of course, the politicians didn’t listen then. In the same way various people in the UK army and UK security services have warned about how vulnerable our increasing reliance on the internet is making us to ‘bad actors’ in other states.

      Funny thing, but once again our politicians do not appear to be listening and are pressing on with digitising everything.

      We live in interesting times. 😉


  24. andyjsnape says:

    Oscars 2023: RRR’s Naatu Naatu wins best original song

    “The song Naatu Naatu from the hit Telugu-language film RRR has made history by becoming the first Indian film song to win an Oscar”

    Oww I see Naatu Naatu Telugu language RRR – all clear now


    • JohnC says:

      I think it was probably awarded an Oscar due to racist discrimination as opposed to it winning on merit.

      Or is thsi REALLY OSCAR material ?

      Complete with it’s racist ‘white man’ stereotype.


  25. Flotsam says:

    Impartiality is a cornerstone of the BBC. For the BBC to back down to the odious jerk Lineker debases them completely. A mere presenter of a moderately popular entertainment show being able to manipulate the BBC into abandoning its core principles is a poor show.

    On a bigger picture the BBC is an “internationally respected broadcaster”. What are people around the World expected to make of all this.


  26. StewGreen says:

    8am RadioHumberside news continues to sound like a LABOUR party student common room
    Item #3 very carefully crafted “Gary Lineker could be soon back on air, negotiations .. the row has put pressure on Richard Sharp there are more calls for him to go ..Boris loan ..blah blah ”

    Hangon that is whataboutery..
    The news is about Lineker but it did 5 seconds on him and 30 seconds on Richard Sharp
    There are certainly questions about Sharp helping to arrange a bank guarantee with Boris’s cousin to help Boris, but an inquiry is on going and the management didn’t make a rule that Sharp need to be suspended in the meantime.

    By the 9am news they’d dropped the end bit and replaced it with a London professor saying Gary Lineker has opinions and we should “get over it”
    “Lineker was dropped for CRITCISING the government’s language on immigration”
    (It was NOT mere criticism it was hatey dog whistling)

    “Leading to an on air boycott by some of his colleagues ..Liz Howell is a City Uni prof”
    Clip “People have views, get over it, Lineker has got his views why not let him say what he wants ?”

    FFS It is not an issue of whether he had opinions, it is that tweet is legal, but it is low class, instead of tacking the government points it’s a dog whistle calling Tories Nazis. ie it’s HATEY
    It is not a good example to kids in the playground
    One kid says they shouldn’t drop litter and the other responds that people who ask you to be tidy are Hitlers.
    Therefore it devalues the BBC reputation.


    • StewGreen says:

      I checked both they say “He was taken off air due to a tweet that CRITICISED the government’s immigration policy”
      they fail to mention the Nazi dog whistle.

      Oh hang on now at 10am they have a very quick clip of someone saying you shouldn’t call people Nazis.
      It was Katherine Fletcher Tory MP saying
      Since Jewish people were being persecuted even though they were entirely legal in Germany, you shouldn’t equate their plight with people who are sneaking into a 21C country illegally and therefore devaluing the plight of Jews persecuted.

      The Radio Lincolnshire news wording seemed far less pro Labour than Radio Humbersides


  27. DYKEVISIONS says:

    It’s the Oscars and time now to shower the ‘Asian community’ with awards for a mind-blowingly stupid film where the only Oscar should have been given to the CGI keyboard warriors.

    Best actress in my opinion was Cate Blanchett, who was wonderful in Tar, a film although claustrophobic and bleak actually had some actors acting!

    As for loud mouth commie, Jamie Lee Curtis, she won Best supporting actress which should have been won by the rubber suit which in fact courageously supported the actress..

    Anyway, another ‘minority’ got the nod this year, good for them…

    Talking of minorities, BBC seems continually to lose popular programmes, one of these is Crufts that my other half wanted to watch but had to remind that it had gone to the depths of Channel 4.
    I was immediately told the host Clare Balding had ‘put on a bit of poundage’, which technically accurate was a bit harsh. A whole lot of adverts and earnest talking to owners but very little dog action.

    Clare can now ditch this cheapened coverage as she has just won the golden ticket of taking the taxpayer’s coin in fronting up Wimbledon this year.


  28. StewGreen says:

    Resolved : “Lineker will resume his show on Saturday
    Tim Davie will start a review into social media rules.”

    “During the review Gary has agreed to abide by the Guidance”


  29. G.W.F. says:

    Have they played it on the BBC yet?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Now that the BBC DG has been shown to hold as much hot air as a Blue Labour Home Secretary – it’s time for all those ‘my mate ‘ sports presenters to go back to ‘work ‘ .

      Has the debacle caused damage to the BBC ? I’m not sure – but it must have registered in even the least interested in ‘bias’ that there is something badly wrong in that organisation – licence tax or not .

      In a day the story will be replaced by either a stock market crash or the blue Labour chancellor leaking more pre budget stuff

      Nothing to see – move on …


    • Fedup2 says:

      I was expecting a bit more …


  30. Guest Who says:

    Always interested in how other countries address various public matters.

    HDB is the council housing equivalent.

    They assign based on national demographic balance to avoid ghettos.

    Turning up in a RIB might not go well.

    Setting fire to provided services either.


  31. Fedup2 says:

    Nothing in particular – but the lady who is sometimes featured as the best head teacher in Britain – because she believes in discipline – put out a tweet at the weekend that many teachers up and down the country have sent her details of the sort of ‘sex education ‘ children are now getting ….

    … the said teachers being afraid to ‘out ‘ perversions for fear of their jobs . It pains me to think of young children being ‘sexualised ‘ instead of being allowed to be innocent children .

    I’m glad I was one ….


  32. tomo says:

    Britain could be flooded by ‘mega tsunami any day,’ expert warns

    scrolls down….

    oh,FFS – him again….

    Going to be somewhere on the BBC – innit?


  33. StewGreen says:

    BBC staff all back to work ?
    Nope, more strikes this week
    The context is management chose to slimdown local radio
    So it stays local in the morning but goes regional in the afternoon.
    They could have chosen to cut other sectors eg their green or pro BAME campaigning. etc.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The BBC has hired Chinny Okolidoh as its new director for diversity and inclusion. Okolidoh joins from L’Oreal U.K. and Ireland, where she is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion.7 Sept 2022

      “Ensuring the BBC truly reflects the public we serve – both on and off screen – has never been more important. I know Chinny’s experience and passion will help us to expertly build on the progress we’ve already made to improve representation across the industry.”


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        I look forward to Afro-Caribbeans being no more than 3.5% of the voices on BBC TV and radio, if the goal really is “ensuring the BBC truly reflects the public we serve”.


  34. tomo says:


    • Doublethinker says:

      I think that the sentiment that ‘the government has turned on its own people’ is something felt increasingly right across the once democratic west. If this results in voters voting out the liberal globalist elite how will the elites react? We have seen how the elite reacted to Brexit and to the election of Trump.
      We can certainly expect ever more strident pro the rules based global elite propaganda but this is slowly losing its power to convince ordinary folks. If the voter rebellion continues we will see more draconian measures being taken by the elite to protect their power.


  35. tomo says:




    • MarkyMark says:

      2017 – 5 yeas ago …

      Closure of UK’s largest gas storage site ‘could mean volatile prices’
      This article is more than 5 years old
      Shuttering of Rough facility off Yorkshire coast by British Gas owner Centrica will increase dependence on imports, say critics


    • Flotsam says:

      Is OFGEM there to protect consumers from energy companies?
      The answer is no. They have an obligation to implement renewables and green energy policies.


      • MarkyMark says:

        The Renewables Obligation (RO) is one of the main support mechanisms for large-scale renewable electricity projects in the UK. Smaller scale generation is mainly supported through the Feed-In Tariffs (FIT scheme).

        The RO came into effect in 2002 in England and Wales, and Scotland, followed by Northern Ireland in 2005. It places an obligation on UK electricity suppliers to source an increasing proportion of the electricity they supply from renewable sources.

        The RO closed to all new generating capacity on 31 March 2017. There are also a number of early closures which are in force for specific technologies. Generators who are eligible to apply for a grace period can gain entry to the RO after these closures for a specified amount of time. More information on the 2017 closure and early closures is on the RO closure page.

        There are also a number of early closures which are in force for specific technologies.


  36. Eddy Booth says:

    ”Ukraine war: Life in Mariupol under Russian occupation”

    “By Vitaly Shevchenko
    BBC News”

    BBC reporting from behind the lines?
    No, just looking for people to talk to them on the internet!

    “…said one social media user who claimed to be from the port city.”

    “..although numerous traders are selling their wares straight from the pavement.”

    Commonly known as a street market.

    BBC goes on to belittle any rebuilding efforts and even increased pension payments..


  37. Flotsam says:

    Hard not to notice the odious Smarmer taking the opportunity to put the boot in on Tim Davies, BBC Chairman.

    In the meantime Lineker, not content with getting his way, thumbs his nose at the Government and the public by tweeting his opinions.


  38. harry142857 says:



    Do you want Gary Lineker back on Match of the Day.
    Yes 7%
    No 92%
    Dont no 1%.


  39. s.trubble says:

    The caving in on Lineker by Mr Tim Davie was most likely delayed due to his entanglement with a flagpole.

    And on this subject; Ms Dorries demanded a written plan and milestones to accomplishing a subscription model for the bBC.


    In a voluntary subscription world Lineker would have simply vanished.


  40. Zephir says:

    He should be sent on mandatory courses to teach him about National Socialists, then let his daughters volunteer at a benefit thief centre (AKA refugee centre), unsupervised


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      He could usefully study some maths too. For instance: “If one BBC employee earns £1.35m per annum, how many payers of a £159 TV Tax need to pay up each year to fund him/her? [Hint for Gary: 1,350,000 / 159 = 8,490.]

      Or: “In round numbers, what population increase does the UK get in one decade if it allows in a nett surplus of immigrants over emigrants of 350,000 to 500,000 in any one year?”


  41. theisland says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      BREAKING: Gary Lineker to defend Mark Steyn on Freedom of speech hill.

      BREAKING: Gary Lineker to defend 3 teachers in batley on Freedom of speech hill.

      BREAKING: Gary Lineker to defend Anjhem Choudary on Freedom of speech hill.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      I’m glad Nigel Farage mentioned the Mehdi Hasan “interview” (sic) by Mishal Husain and Justin Webb on the Today Prog’, shortly before 9 am.

      I don’t listen to this show much as I don’t like the bias, but do occasionally catch it after 7:45 and take in “Yesterday in Parliament” from 08:30, when it’s on. Never mind the Gary Lineker affair: this pseudo-interview was appalling, with absolutely no counter to Hasan and his assertions about the US Republicans, polarization in US politics, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Donald Trump, the January 6th protest at the Capitol, etc.

      He was promoting his book about how to win arguments but was given free rein to lie about the January 6th events – we now know these are lies, as the security camera footage has been released and shown by Tucker Carlson and suggests, let’s just say, a rather different version of events from those claimed by the Democrat-led MSM narrative in the days after 6/1/2021 and since. No criticism of Biden or Obama whatsoever in the talk of US political polarization.

      I was left with the impression that Mehdi was among friends and would receive no challenge, only a soft-ball fake interview to allow him a platform to promote his book and repeat the lying MSM narrative about the US. The casual bias of Husain and Webb in allowing this is, for me, much worse than Lineker’s Twitter comments. But it’s nothing new, after e.g. Nick Robinson’s open support for the campaign fronted by Marcus Rashford for free food for kids during the Covid lock-downs, which forced then Secretary Gavin Williamson to climb down.

      I’m still shocked by the BBC’s bias, even after years of listening to Radio 4 and reading contributions on this site.


      • StewGreen says:

        Tweet version jump to 1m40s


      • StewGreen says:

        Insane ?? Who ?
        “This Mehdi Hasan guy once admitted in a debate with Richard Dawkins that he thinks Muhammad flew on a magical horse to the moon because it’s written in the Quran.
        He’s absolutely insane.”

        This video also came straight up
        I haven’t checked it all


        • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

          Speaking to a Muslim audience, Hasan once described the kuffar infidels as “cattle” and may have used the word “animals” too.


        • MarkyMark says:

          This may be of interest to you which I found during the week.
          Please check the data yourself (don’t rely on others or what I say), but seems to me that he (Mehdi Hasan) has painted the data in a better light to deflect the story.

          The Numbers Don’t Lie: White Far-Right Terrorists Pose a Clear Danger to Us All

          This story shows how to make data not seem as bad by grouping and looking for a story that fits your point of view. Please look at the data and decide yourself. I suggest you look at it and think of what trend you would determine, then read Mehdi Hasan interpretation.

          106 vs 119 killings

          During the September 11 attacks in 2001, 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000 others wounded, which is missing from the graph.

          Yet the numbers don’t lie — even if the Islamophobes do. “Since September 12, 2001,” noted a recent report prepared for Congress by the Government Accountability Office, “the number of fatalities caused by domestic violent extremists has ranged from 1 to 49 in a given year. … Fatalities resulting from attacks by far-right wing violent extremists have exceeded those caused by radical Islamist violent extremists in 10 of the 15 years, and were the same in 3 of the years since September 12, 2001.” Imagine that.
          – – Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning British columnist, broadcaster, and author based in Washington, D.C.

          In response to this twitter feed, always worth to looking at the data.


      • StewGreen says:

        I looked for Twitter reaction to the Hasan R4Today interview
        It was minimal suggesting very few people were interested.


  42. tomo says:

    Kimmel won’t flush… – plunger required


  43. tomo says:


  44. StewGreen says:

    TalkTV just pressed the bleep button as the caller Andrew said Emily Jones was killed by an Albanian migrant, … but that is 100% true
    He’d first said that an Afghan had stabbed someone in Bournmouth.
    They actually let the call continue.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Wiki – stabbed – reality – decapitated.


      • StewGreen says:

        “Afghan asylum seeker Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai stabbed Tom Roberts, 21, in Bournemouth in March 2022.

        The government said it will examine how the defendant was able to enter the UK falsely claiming to be a minor, a year after murdering two men in Serbia.”


  45. tomo says:


  46. Thoughtful says:

    A third US bank has now failed. Signature bank is the third largest bank ever to fail in the USA, and the risk of the domino effect becomes greater as confidence is shaken.


  47. tomo says:

    Glenn is in Brazil ?


  48. tomo says: