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. andyjsnape says:

    Incase anyone didn’t know Lineker is in the news, well according to its the main news!

    Never ending, just so people don’t forget his comments


    • MarkyMark says:

      “BBC news is reminiscent of Joseph Goebbels”


    • G says:

      The BBC decision making is now shot to ribbons. Just wait until the rest jump on the Lineker bandwagon citing this episode as a reason to pass comment on important issues without any retribution. A ‘free-for-all’. Wonderful. Anything to punch holes in its self-opinionated standing as, “The Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster” is OK with me.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Gary ‘£1.75m BBC Wages Paid Under Threat of Prison’ Lineker gets out of the celebrity immigration crisis with a quick bit of thinking …..

        “I’ve got 4 sons in my house and it seems we’re all descended from immigrants. Science really is a bugger.” – Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker

        In response to : “Gary, I see you still haven’t offered your house up to all these adult child male immigrants. What’s the deal?”

        ** please note that Gary thought using science to test the age of migrants was wrong. Science is good for him but bad for others.


  2. StewGreen says:

    “Teachers’ racist WhatsApp chat caught by pupils”
    BBC clickbait headline
    They deliberately left the word “Israeli” off the front

    It’s also inverted racism
    cos the same kind of intertribal racism happens in many parts of the world.. and is not made into BBC news stories


  3. Terminal Moraine says:

    Another one playing the Nazi card — George Monbiot at the Guardian in an attack on former comrade-in-arms Russell Brand.

    Monbiot manages to misunderstand 98% of the concerns about our new world order that have become a regular part of Brand’s output, because he takes any policies implemented by global agencies and The Science as a priori proof of their care for us and the planet. For him, the Dutch farmers episode plays on far-right conspiracies about land grabs and great replacement… these in turn echo “the Nazis’ blood and soil tropes about protecting the ‘rooted’ and ‘authentic’ people…”

    Monbiot has spent years inhabiting a fabricated Guardian universe and is quite happy to see farming die off to be replaced by synthetic food, all in the name of ‘progress’.

    He doesn’t worry about what it means to be rooted or authentic, there’ll be someone on a Ted Talk with some biotech and a wad of cash to fix all that.


    • tomo says:

      Monbiot is a poisonous moron


    • Guest Who says:

      Monbiot makes a point, if perhaps inadvertently.

      “the best thing that has happened to the left in years”

      Until you embrace other views and need crushing.


  4. Terminal Moraine says:

    R5 promoting their 5-part podcast earlier: “Shock and War: Iraq 20 Years On”

    Adrian Chiles all light and frothy on the geo-political forces at play, with a predictable final 30 secs given to ‘lessons learnt’. I didn’t listen long but David Kelly didn’t crop up. Something to ask Blair about next time he books his slot on the BBC to push digital ID?

    Depressingly I had a flash-forward to 2040, imagining the last 30 secs of a Covid production ending with the ‘lessons learnt’ BBC catechism.


  5. pugnazious says:

    They really don’t like Richard Sharp do they? Campbell & Co will assure us that they may have opinions and beliefs but they leave those at the door when they enter the studio….but apparently such assurances are not enough for Tories at the BBC as Campbell and friends try to conflate Lineker’s clear politicking with the fact that Sharp is a Tory…which is a crime apparently.

    Campbell stated as fact, not just floating an idea, as fact, that Boris hated the BBC and appointed Sharp in order to destroy it.

    That’s blatantly a prejudiced opinion and smear rather than fact….but with Richard Sharp all balance and measured comment seem to have gone out the window and the BBCers are frothing at the mouth and queuing up to denounce him for erm…er…anything and nothing.

    Ex-BBC news head James Harding laid hard into Sharp this morning and seemed desperate to see him booted out…naturally he got a lot of airtime on the BBC….strange as the grandson of a Jewish refugee from Germany he had nothing to say about Lineker’s hijacking of such Jews for his anti-Tory attack.

    Even though Davie says Lineker clearly broke the guidelines the BBC folded….no matter what any review of guidelines says Lineker will continue to tweet and there’s nothing Davie can, or will, do.

    Oddly…though they all say Lineker must stay despite his obvious bias they demand Sharp go despite him having commited no ‘crime’…go figure.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC – Rishi to give UK defence 5 billion – ha ha ha – 2 billion to replace ukraine money!


  6. pugnazious says:

    How soon they forget….

    ‘Former Labour culture secretary James Purnell has been named as the BBC’s new director of radio and education.

    He takes over the radio brief from Helen Boaden, who will retire in March after 34 years at the corporation.

    Purnell joined the BBC as director of strategy in 2013, and his promotion comes soon after he helped negotiate a new BBC charter with the government.

    Purnell’s new role seems him take charge of radio, arts, music, learning and children’s.

    The promotion also signals that Purnell is a strong successor candidate to current director general Lord Hall. ‘

    Helps negotiate the new BBC charter and then gets a senior and influential job at the BBC….stinks huh? The Chair of the BBC has always been appointed by government and has always been ‘political’ whereas Purnell had been given an actual job that allowed him to influence and shape programming and content.


    • Guest Who says:

      Timing is all.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “It is a game played for National Interests. … the Germans went in to cleanse themselves of genocide and apply for readmission to the human race.” {youtube – BBC Comedy (now reality) – Yes Minister explains the EEC (EU)}

        Merkel Jeered by Immigration Foes in Biggest Campaign Unrest Yet { sep2017}
        “We haven’t managed it 100 percent, but we’re doing a lot better,” Merkel said as the whistles and jeers rose. “And we’re going to continue along this path. (Merkel’s immigration policy)”

        “It’s (BREXIT) is all down to the most powerful politician.”
        “Mr. Corbyn!”

        Europe Sheds Its Brexit Baggage and Aims for a Bold Relaunch { – 20170908 – @0:50}


      • Guest Who says:

        Back pressure? From where?

        Media storms?


        • Zelazek says:

          This Fiona Bruce thing fills me with dismay. She didn’t do anything wrong. Everything she said was factually correct and indeed was something her BBC producers required her to say.

          The social media storm should be ignored. Let’s face it, most of the public are pretty thick. They don’t understand nuance or context or legal niceties. In this case they have mistaken Fiona Bruce’s quoting of other people’s remarks for her own personal views. The sheer stupidity and lack of understanding is astonishing but this is the norm in twitter shitstorms.

          When the forces of idiocy whip up such storms, what should intelligent people do? They should ignore them. Or better still, not be afraid to call these people idiots and tell them their idiocy will not have any effect. We need to stand up for reason and fight these idiots every step of the way but every time we don’t the lunatics take over another part of the asylum. It doesn’t matter how many millions of morons we offend, we must resolve not to live under the tyranny of unreason.

          Fiona Bruce should not step back from that charity ambassador role she has. People in her position should be braver and take a stand. The idiot mob should never be appeased. I want to live in a sane world, not in a dictatorship of the idiotic.


  7. pugnazious says:

    You can’t keep a good man down can you? Mehdi Hasan, like a turd in swimming pool, has popped back up and is spreading his usual brand of odure around….given free rein to slander Trump on Today in a lengthy rant….hilarious that the extremist Islamist who preached that non Muslim ‘Kafirs’ were ignorant cattle of no intelligence and no morality, who live their lives as animals, should proclaim that America is polarised and divided….Hasan a man who aims to do just that to the world….Muslims and ignorant Kafirs.

    No irony that he was plugging his book on how to win arguments…perhaps Tim Davie should have a read.


    • Guest Who says:

      The explanation for how the likes of Hasan, Campbell, etc invariably bob to the surface of a BBC panel might make some think.

      Citing people on whose views reliably reflect your own may offer some implausible distance, but really is pretty obvious.


  8. Dickie says:


  9. Guest Who says:


    • Guest Who says:

      Another ex Beeboid speaks…

      They all seem… as one.


      • pugnazious says:

        Or Jon and Sopel.


        • Guest Who says:

          The likes of Sopes, Esler and Foghorn seem not to have fully grasped that they were hired for certain views the national broadcaster required popped into the audiences’ heads and only let go because they were too dumb and/or arrogant to share them in ways subtle enough to be swept under the carpet.


  10. MarkyMark says:

    Roughly €114 million is spent every year to move the European Parliament between its Brussels and Strasbourg seats every month, according to a new assessment by the European Court of Auditors. EURACTIV Germany reports.

    “Finally the Court of Auditors is sorting out the mess of numbers,” said MEP Inge Gräßle, a German Christian Democrat MEP from the European People’s Party (EPP) who chairs the Parliament’s Budgetary Control committee.

    Gräßle praised the release of concrete figures on the cost of having three EU seats for the European Parliament (Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg).

    Members of the European Parliament, their staff and files, regularly move between Brussels, which hosts committee meetings and Strasbourg, where plenary sessions are held on a monthly basis. Meanwhile, Luxembourg houses the Parliament’s administrative offices.


  11. Zephir says:

    A recent comment online I saw:

    “l met a man who was employed as security during out of hours periods at a new build project. During our conversation he told me his home country was Zimbabwe that had Robert Mugabe as it’s president. Because of internal politics he and his family were persecuted as he belonged to a tribe that was against Mugabe.

    He and his family fled Zimbabwe as death threats were made to them. They flew to the UK and claimed Asylum which was eventually granted and they settled in the area.

    The conversation turned to holidays and l informed him my wife and l were going to Cyprus, he also said he and his family were also going on holiday. When l asked where he replied to Zimbabwe for three months, at that time Robert Mugabe was still President. I said but l thought you and your family were persecuted there? He just smiled and shrugged his shoulders.”


    • Thoughtful says:

      The passport a refugee is given specifically excludes the country from which they claim to be fleeing from, and I know that those who have returned to Zimbabwe because they lied about their reasons for comming here have been detained and imprisoned.

      So it might be his intention to return to Zimbabwe, but he’s going to get a shock when and if he does do so.


  12. Thoughtful says:

    “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.”

    Robert A. Heinlein


    • MarkyMark says:

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


  13. pugnazious says:

    The Guardian still pumping out a lie….

    ‘BBC will not broadcast Attenborough episode over fear of ‘rightwing backlash’’
    ‘The BBC has decided not to broadcast an episode of Sir David Attenborough’s flagship new series on British wildlife because of fears its themes of the destruction of nature would risk a backlash from Tory politicians and the rightwing press, the Guardian has been told.’

    So still reporting the lie.

    Only later do we get a stealthy correction….

    ‘In a statement provided after the story was first published, the BBC said: “This is totally inaccurate, there is no ‘sixth episode’. Wild Isles is – and always was – a five part series and does not shy away from environmental content. We have acquired a separate film for iPlayer from the RSPB and WWF and Silverback Films about people working to preserve and restore the biodiversity of the British Isles.”’

    So the BBC corrects the story but the Guardian keeps on publishing it with a sleight of hand ‘correction’.

    Marianna Spring must be on the case surely?

    Interesting, and not unexpected, to see how some at the BBC see farming and country pursuits….dinosaurs that need tpo be killed off…..of course how they’re going top feed people isn’t a question they ask themselves….probably quite content to see humanity die off from starvation…any guesses….Chris Packham?

    ‘One source at the broadcaster, who asked not to be named, said “lobbying groups that are desperately hanging on to their dinosaurian ways” such as the farming and game industry would “kick off” if the show had too political a message.’


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC cancel 3 girls to stop islamophobia spreading.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve seen the episode . Attenborough is on a beach near dover counting thousands of illegals arriving to kill more cuddly animals – wind farms that slaughter lovely birds – road plans which cause huge traffic jams and even more air pollution – as well very old luvvies travelling the planet making nature programmes … burn that fuel …


  14. MarkyMark says:

    China hawk Iain Duncan Smith is having trouble keeping up with the government’s ever-evolving stance on the CCP. As IDS points out, Rishi first claimed China was “a threat”, which then changed to “a challenge“, and now, in the Integrated Review Refresh, appears to have finally settled on “an epoch-defining challenge”. This morning Rishi insisted it was not “smart or sophisticated” to call China a threat in the first place.


    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
    The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
    Amy Gibbons
    Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23


  15. Scroblene says:

    So the ‘impartial’ beeboids are going to welcome back a tiresome, gobby tosser who spouts lefty rubbish, has the intelligence of my dog’s arse and thinks he’s impregnable!

    What an absolute farce!

    I hope that crapita will be able to do their pathetic spreadsheet reports for their minders and find that many more hundreds of citizens have had enough of the thick, unlikeable knobs in W1AA who bow down to trash like linaker and beg him to come back and present their feeble crappy football programme which the majority of the UK just ignores!

    If I knew more about statistics than most people here, I’d suggest that the awful bunch of losers at the BBC have just started to define the death-knell and defunding of a once admired and trusted organisation!

    I still find it hard to believe how spineless the bbc ‘top brass’ really are!

    It’s pathetic!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Scroblene – I think statistically you are 110% right – plus or minus a mean 10% average…


  16. MarkyMark says:

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Trade relations between China and the Netherlands would be damaged if Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML ASML.AS is not allowed to ship its newest machines to China, Beijing’s ambassador to the Netherlands was quoted as saying on Wednesday.


    China blocked from funding nuclear power stations by Boris Johnson (blocked or changed)


    UK to change law to stop RAF pilots training Chinese military, says minister
    This article is more than 4 months old
    Chinese recruitment ‘to understand the capabilities of our air force’ of concern, says James Heappey


  17. Fedup2 says:

    I’m really annoyed . I wanted to hear really important news about the footy pundit -instead there some boring stuff about runs on banks , panics in the markets and some more boring stuff about doctors going on strike again . Who cares about that ?
    Apparently the Angel doctors only want a 35% pay rise – why not give them 50% … but non medical staff numbers and wages can be cut to pay for it .


  18. Rob in Cheshire says:

    Not the biased BBC, but I watched the final episode of “Endeavour” last night.

    Someone was bumping off Oxford dons who had written to newspapers. It turned out they all supported Britain’s entry into the EEC.

    The murderer was a mad English Nationalist. When caught he claimed that England was going to be turned into some sort of multiracial hellhole. Hmm. He wasn’t far wrong was he? Amazingly, Enoch did not get a mention.

    So although this was on ITV, the same left wing mindset crosses all the MSM. They seriously thought that the best way to mark the end of the whole “Morse” oeuvre was to have as a villain a deranged, murderous anti-EEC fanatic. I am only amazed they did not call him “Nigel F. Arage” and have done with it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Rob Rob spoiler alert …. Is there gonna be another series – with an older version of morse – maybe driving around in a red jaguar having to pay £20 congestion charge / ULEZ and chasing illegal killers who just want to go home …


    • Wild Bill says:

      As a long time fan of all the Morse series I was very annoyed and disapointed with the last episode of Endeavour, they just can’t leave it alone can they?


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Only white actors are permitted to play the role of the baddie and it shows.


  19. Sluff says:

    In caving in to Lineker and his fellow millionaire Leftoid travellers, hasn’t the BBC fully revealed itself as the Left wing organisation we all know it to be?

    Not unlike when it threw Andrew Gillian under the bus back in ‘dodgy dossier’ times.


    • Guest Who says:

      Next, Mad Al on Newsnight?


  20. Kinell says:

    I am astonished that anyone gives a cup of cold Pi** what Gary Lineker thinks.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I am glad that such trivia is doing plenty of damage to those involved . Anything to destroy the BBC ….


  21. Dickie says:

    Wonder if Marianna Spring has tried to set up an interview with Brian Berletic. He is based in Thailand and would be an opportunity for her to travel there on behalf of the BBC, just to set him straight on disinformation and all that:


  22. Sluff says:

    Always interesting to look at the ACTUAL pay rates for people on strike.

    Take junior doctors.
    Basic pay goes from £29,000 to £59,000.

    Extra pay is available for weekend working, hard-to-fill vacancies, plus specialists pay scales.

    How do they get by?

    But that said, they are worth more than a train driver with 3 GCSEs on £60k.


    • Fedup2 says:

      £77000 pa plus worship from the punters…


      • Kinell says:

        The Green eyed monster strikes again.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Fan of the medical mafia ?

          Good luck to anyone who can get money – I’m a right winger … and if they get their 35% pay rise – good luck to them … I’ll continue to have private medical insurance ….
          I have no wish to be a victim of the NHS like other members of my family …one of whom was killed by a ‘junior ‘ doctor …


      • Sluff says:

        Not to mention the pension scheme which is so generous there is pressure to increase the Lifetime Allowance of £1,073,000 because many doctors risk exceeding it and so retire early. Hence some of the staff shortages.


        • StewGreen says:

          yep need to include the full benefits ..salary, pension etc.
          but OK to take off other costs too


    • Kinell says:

      But that’s not true though is it.
      Trainee Drivers are not on £60,000 per year.
      You know Zero about Train driving.


      • Sluff says:

        Err no.
        Junior doctors are all doctors below consultant grade, up to what used to be called Senior Registrars.



        • Kinell says:

          So what is the maximum pay scale between a fully qualified Doctor including specialists and a Train driver.

          What do you know about driving a train.


  23. Fedup2 says:

    I listened to the BBC news and wondered about the coverage ..

    It seems that every cat will have to be chipped – why ? Obviously I claim the ‘catastrophe ‘ pun on behalf of moderators every where …

    … and then there is Obama Biden licencing drilling for oil in Alaska . My mind might not be as brilliant as it once was – but didn’t the democrats use ‘drilling in Alaska ‘ against the true president ? How does that work

    Again – not much by way of detail ( I know it’s foreign news – but not part of the approved narrative ) … I hope all our greenies are goons fly to Alaska in the winter to protest …


    • tomo says:

      I think the Willow project peeps were very careful about progressing the project – extremely mindful if what activist antics / stunts might be acted out / pulled.

      Dopey Joes’s peeps didn’t see it coming.


  24. Guest Who says:

    Recent bbc events confirm that the bbc thinks only the bbc gets to decide what is correct.


    • Guest Who says:


  25. Guest Who says:

    Soon to be joined by…


  26. Sluff says:

    BBC London sob story.

    Overcrowding. 18 people lived in some flat or other. There was a fire. 17 survived.

    The residents spokesperson…..errrr…….does not speak good English. Others spend £20 per night on a casual basis. Someone else ….errrr…….was a family man who only arrived in the UK a few days ago.

    Welcome to another example of the benefits of unfettered uncontrolled mass immigration.


  27. Richard Pinder says:

    1,641,357 Yellow Card reports of Covid vaccine injuries times £120,000, is £196,962,840,000:

    Further to Andrew Bridgens revelations

    The new timeline for the Covid leak.

    July 15th 2019:
    Fort Detrick was shut down for safety violations and for unspecified “national security reasons” after several mysterious Covid like virus outbreaks not far from Fort Detrick. Sina Bavari was ordered to cease his research operations:

    The virus could then have come over to Wuhan from Fort Detrick by army staff preparing for the Military Games.

    August 1st to August 13th 2019:
    It starts with search engine queries about diarrhoea from people in Wuhan, & then an increase in hospital traffic in Wuhan:

    August 13th to August 16th 2019:
    The Crimson Contagion 2019 Functional Exercise, based on a virus that originates in China. The scenario starts off with tourists becoming ill in China, and then departing China and flying back to their respective countries:

    August 16th to August 22nd 2019, and then from 12th September 2019:
    The Wuhan Institute of Virology, removed its online viral genome databases: In close cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
    From 12th September 2019: The command and control was changed from civilian to military and a contractor was brought in to redo the ventilation system in the laboratory.

    October 18th 2019:
    Event 201 Exercise, a high-level pandemic exercise in New York City:

    October 18th to 27th October 2019:
    The 2019 Military World Games held in Wuhan: Over 100 countries and 9,000 military athletes participated in 27 sports. Many athletes reported getting sick while in Wuhan. French, German and American athletes were among those to fall ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms. The Pentagon withheld information until 31st March 2020 about covid infections that occurred at 63 US military facilities following the games. Their chartered flights went through the Seattle-Tacoma Airport.


    • Deborah says:

      Some friends late October 2019 were in China on holiday. They were due to fly internally to Wuhan. Their plane was parked far from the rest of the airport. As they were about to climb on board their ‘guides’ went into a huddle. Suddenly, it was announced they were not going to Wuhan but would go somewhere more interesting. My friends have their suspicions looking back but at the time no one had heard of Covid


      • StewGreen says:

        One neighbour works in the UK with Chinese and was down with it at Christmas 2019
        Later DNA tests on other people have proved in was in the UK earlier than that .. early Dec 2019

        “China likely had first Covid case in October or November 2019, not December, UK scientists say”


  28. tomo says:

    Joe might try keeping his idiot gob shut?

    best reply (imho):


  29. tomo says:


    • JohnC says:

      The thing which makes it clear to me that they are lying is that they do not address any of the comments he made. They abstract it all back up to generalisations and emotive persuasion to obfuscate the detail in the videos. What has ‘running for his life’ got to do with Tuckers accusations ?. And considering nobody else was killed by the protestors, he most certainly was not running for his life.

      I find it simply astounding that the BBC and the rest of the MSM can simply ignore all of this. There are some staggering facts about this – not least how the video was kept secret, even from the prosecutions. This is serious stuff.


  30. Fedup2 says:

    A piece from the Telegraph about the TV licence

    Almost 1,000 people every week are prosecuted for failing to pay their television licence, making it the most common crime in the country outside motoring offences.

    Around 70 per cent of those who receive fines are women, and licence fee evasion now accounts for around a fifth of all criminal prosecutions brought against women.

    Anyone who watches television as it is being broadcast must have a valid licence for their home, regardless of whether they watch it on the internet or on a traditional television set.

    The current licence costs £159 a year, but it is possible to claim an exemption if you can demonstrate you only watch television programmes via the various catch-up systems available on the internet, such as the BBC’s iPlayer.

    Unlike the non-payment of utility bills and parking tickets, which are treated as civil matters, those who refuse to pay the television licence receive a criminal record and the details can show up on an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

    Single Justice Procedure

    According to the most recent data from the Ministry of Justice, there were 47,622 prosecutions and 44,106 convictions for failing to pay the television licence in the year ending June 2022.

    But almost all of the cases are now dealt with under the controversial Single Justice Procedure (SJP), which means they are heard behind closed doors without the accused needing to enter a plea.

    If they fail to respond to the letter telling them they have been charged, the court simply rubber-stamps the guilty verdict and issues a fine, which can be up to £1,000.

    Anyone who fails to pay a court-imposed fine could be jailed.

    Recent data obtained by The Telegraph suggests that most people prosecuted for television licence evasion under the SJP failed to enter a plea.

    Campaigners argue the system needs urgent reform to address the gender disparity in prosecutions, as well as the concern that the SJP fails to take account of those who are vulnerable.

    ‘Poverty is not a crime’

    Appeal, which is campaigning for a reform of the television licensing system, said it is wrong to criminalise people during the cost of living crisis.

    Tara Casey, women’s justice caseworker at Appeal, said: “As countless families across Britain experience food and energy poverty this year, the BBC is set to dish out tens of thousands of prosecutions for the non-payment of the TV licence fee.

    “A staggering three-quarters of those prosecuted will be women and many will have vulnerabilities that have been neither identified nor taken into account.

    “The cherry on the cake is that most of this will happen under the guise of the opaque and secretive Single Justice Procedure automatic convictions, without any input from defendants in the vast majority of cases.

    “These prosecutions are the clearest example of the criminalisation of poverty that persists in this country.

    “That’s why we have long been calling on the Government to decriminalise the offence. In the meantime, along with a quarter of a million other people, we have urged the BBC to suspend prosecutions of those in genuine hardship during the cost of living crisis.

    “Despite our meetings with top execs, the BBC has so far refused to amend its prosecution policies at a time that millions are in financial dire straits. We will continue to keep up the pressure until they recognise that poverty is not a crime.”ENDS


    • albion49 says:

      It is incorrect of the Telegraph to say that you don’t need a TV licence to watch BBC’s iPlayer – you do need one!


  31. G.W.F. says:

    Lineker supporters SWP Trots assemble outside of BBC



    • StewGreen says:

      Bandwagon in Leicester
      Who are the victims ?
      Surely people who are victims of crimes by illegals
      .. The taxpayer
      .. Legitimate refugees in the queue who get pushed back
      People who are already in safe countries ..not so much


    • JohnC says:

      ‘a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.’

      But we are not talking about ‘refugees’ are we you steaming, racist hypocrites. We are talking about economic migrants and you know it. You welcome them because of their religion.

      ‘Stand up to racism’. Start with yourselves.


  32. StewGreen says:

    TalkTV Piers Morgan “Lineker is a victim .. Free Speech .. WHATABOUT Alan Sugar, Andrew Neil
    Tim Davie being a Tory councillor a million years ago
    worra About the Trust having a Tory man Richard Sharp ?”

    .. All LABOUR distraction points

    GBnews : Dan Wootton played a long sequence of Gary Lineker hatey anti-Tory tweets
    proving no one mentioned compares to him


  33. harry142857 says:

    Oh dear!
    How sad!
    Never mind!

    BBC Sport at WAR: Huge rift over Linekergate as management are attacked by angry staff in confidential snap poll seen by Sportsmail over lack of leadership in handling of debacle

    BBC Sport at WAR: Confidential poll reveals a huge rift between staff

    Insiders have disclosed a ‘huge rift’ in the department, with some outraged by the way the debacle played out and a snap poll seen by Sportsmail revealing overwhelming contempt for bosses.

    On a day of unprecedented anger at the broadcaster’s Salford HQ, Sportsmail understands furious staff members confronted director of sport Barbara Slater over the way bosses dealt with the saga at a series of highly uncomfortable meetings.

    The poll, presented to Slater, saw 80 per cent of respondents rate senior management zero out of five for the way they handled the situation.

    There was also open incredulity at Slater when she claimed bosses could ‘not have seen how it would spiral’ after a host of pundits refused to work and brought the broadcaster to its knees after Lineker’s suspension.

    Criticism of Lineker was voiced, with Slater asked if he and other pundits were aware of the effect of their actions on staff.

    Some asked why Match of the Day, which ended up being shown over 20, commentary-less minutes, could not have been presented by someone else. Slater, who apologised for the mess, triggered further ire when she responded: ‘Because he (Lineker) is the best in the business.’

    Some staff are also angered by a perceived inconsistency. Sportsmail understands social media accounts are closely monitored by BBC officials, with some reprimanded if they as much as ‘like’ a political view on Twitter.

    And there is frustration, made clear to Slater, that this was a mess of the BBC’s own making, along with scepticism that a review promised by director general Tim Davie will be effective.

    Fury at a lack of leadership and communication was also raised, with many staff left in the dark until the last minute over whether shows would go ahead or not. Slater, who wanted the meetings to remain confidential, added she had ‘nothing but regret’ over events.

    Davie suspended Lineker after he compared Government language on asylum seekers to Germany in the 1930s. That triggered a boycott by top names including Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Mark Chapman.

    Radio 5 Live programmes were also scrapped, including the 606 phone-ins and build-up to Saturday and Sunday matches


    • JohnC says:

      So the obvious question is whether Mrs Slater was appointed through ability or through quota rules.

      Though the Left will never, ever admit the latter.


  34. pugnazious says:

    The BBC made a lot of noise about the injustice of energy companies breaking into homes to fit meters….not so keen to tell how the BBC hounds and prosecutes tens of thousands of people for licence fee non-payment…..and of course the BBC is always quick to point out when women and the vulnerable suffer the most…so surely they’d be keen to report themselves to the social justice police? No?

    From the Telegraph….

    ‘BBC licence fee ‘criminalising poverty’ as 1,000 people a week prosecuted for failing to pay ‘
    ‘Almost 1,000 people every week are prosecuted for failing to pay their television licence, making it the most common crime in the country outside motoring offences.

    Around 70 per cent of those who receive fines are women, and licence fee evasion now accounts for around a fifth of all criminal prosecutions brought against women.

    Appeal, which is campaigning for a reform of the television licensing system, said it is wrong to criminalise people during the cost of living crisis.

    Tara Casey, women’s justice caseworker at Appeal, said: “As countless families across Britain experience food and energy poverty this year, the BBC is set to dish out tens of thousands of prosecutions for the non-payment of the TV licence fee.

    “A staggering three-quarters of those prosecuted will be women and many will have vulnerabilities that have been neither identified nor taken into account.

    “The cherry on the cake is that most of this will happen under the guise of the opaque and secretive Single Justice Procedure automatic convictions, without any input from defendants in the vast majority of cases.

    “These prosecutions are the clearest example of the criminalisation of poverty that persists in this country.’


  35. Zephir says:

    One thing I have noticed this week:

    Lineker, the very definition of smugness.

    Thick as shit with hypoctritical arrogance (stand up against Qatar ? no thanks I’ll just take the money)

    “Homosexual behavior is illegal [in Qatar]. Islamic laws against homosexuality are applied. [In Qatari society], homosexuality is taboo. There is no visible social support for gay and lesbian rights. ”

    “The Nazi regime carried out a campaign against male homosexuality and persecuted gay men between 1933 and 1945. As part of this campaign, the Nazi regime closed gay bars and meeting places, dissolved gay associations, and shuttered gay presses. The Nazi regime also arrested and tried tens of thousands of gay men using Paragraph 175 of the German criminal code. “


  36. tomo says:


  37. JohnC says:

    BBC crew and aid workers under fire in Ukraine

    LOL – watch the BBC crew run for their van and drive away after the first sign of trouble. Meanwhile all the old women stand calmly at the side of the road watching them.

    God help us all if any of the BBC wokies ever have to fight in a war.


  38. andyjsnape says:

    Job hunting: Six top tips for finding work

    1. Search beyond a 40 mile radius – hopefully you have enough time in the day to sleep after traveling

    The 40 mile plus radius was suggested by Yvonne Smyth, group head of diversity and inclusion at Hays Recruitment – diversity and inclusion! Again nothing to do with the best person gets the jobs, just if you tick a box because of your colour – how can this racist crap against people born and bred in the British Isles be allowed, and where will it end


    • Flotsam says:

      Not to mention the cost of commuting and difficulty of travelling 80 miles a day. More of a problem for the lower paid.


  39. JohnC says:

    South Africa’s long wait for justice over apartheid crimes

    This perked my interest a little because it is quite clearly a BBC ‘evil-whitey’ agenda piece. The most noteably thing is how it completely avoids giving any indication about the four men killed. The BBC want you to think they were just murdered because of racism.

    So suitably impressed by the BBC’s amount of concern for 4 dead black people at the hands of whitey (not proven of course but the article does not leave any doubt whatsoever) I thought I’d see how many other murders go on over there now they are in control of everything themselves.

    Even I was shocked : in 2020, there were 20,000 murders in South Africa !. Puts the focus on these 4 into perspective.

    So I thought I’d find out what the murder rate was in 1990 (just before Aparthied ended and black people took over). What I immediately found is that it’s not easy to find. Everybody starts it after 1994 – and when I am surprised by something like that, it almost always means nobody wants me to know. Same as finding out how the total tax-payer subsidy a wind-turbine gets in it’s life.

    And to my surprise (not), I found it was about 60/100000 people in 1991 and rose to about 170/100000 people in 1994 !. It tripled almost overnight.

    Perhaps an analysis (or even a mention) of that would be more significant BBC. No doubt you ignore that because you can’t blame whitey this time (though I’m certain some guilt-ridden far-Left academic has had a go).

    What it proves to me is that the BBC don’t care one bit about the hundreds of thousand who have been murdered because it wasn’t white people who did it. They are utterly racist and are so blinded by politicial ideology, they don’t even realise.


  40. Guest Who says:

    Charity begins in the tv studio.


    • MarkyMark says:

      How does it work?
      The European Solidarity Corps funding is provided in the form of grants to organisations through call for proposals.

      Young people wishing to engage in such activities need to register in the European Solidarity Corps portal. The European Solidarity Corps portal offers a place for those young people and organisations, holding a grant, to implement activities and to find each other.


  41. brexiteerkent says:

    In Spain on holiday at the moment. On the TV the newsreaders and foreign correspondants are 100% Spanish, the comedy show stars are 100% Spanish, the drama show stars are 100% Spanish. On the streets the Taxi drivers are Spanish, the shopkeepers are Spanish.

    Not African, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, etc etc etc .. Such a refreshing change.

    Do I miss the “wonderfully diverse” BBC ? What do you think !

    No wonder the small boats brigade pass straight through on their way to the UK where they can feel more at home amongst their own kind.


  42. Guest Who says:

    What the hell has Spingster started?


  43. Guest Who says:

    Lost me at the the first ‘bbc impartiality’.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Good news – the sports commentator story still has legs – and looks like it might run into the FA cup games this coming weekend ….. ok the scheme of things the noise is meaningless … but for those of us building resistance to the BBC – with the aim of destroying it – it’s gold …..

      … and with a bit of luck the atmosphere within the sports bit will remain toxic …. With revenge being delivered cold …..I understand that the contract for the sports personality is due for review next year …. After he gets his knighthood of course


      • JohnC says:

        I always enjoy it when the BBC’s ‘top talent’ (eg Jimmy Saville, Chris Evans and now Lineker) get so arrogant and think they are so powerful, they can destroy the careers of others that they start to bully the management.

        It shows everybody in that cesspit up to be what they really are.

        Lineker is toxic now. Long may he stay and poison the whole outfit. If he REALLY had any principles, he would have resigned. Instead he’s shown himself to be just another nasty, shallow lefty.


  44. Guest Who says:

    Just as Fi gets Carrie Gracied.

    Media are as brutal as they are hypocritical.

    I did think Soaf was a spoof for while.


  45. AsISeeIt says:

    Takeover over asylum at the BBC asylum edition

    Lineker has shown ‘he is bigger than BBC’ (Telegraph)

    1-0 Lineker… BBC criticised as Match of the Day star returns (Times)

    A slap in the face for BBC licence payers… Lineker keeps job and carries on tweeting (Mail)

    And in that speculative style, so very typical of the BBC itself when it pretends impartiality: Has Lineker put a nail in coffin of licence fee? (Express)

    Suffice to say, the more left-leaning papers now do the switcheroo on the biased Lineker story and speculate about BBC bosses getting the sack for their supposed pro-Tory bias.

    So what did we learn? Just what we already knew – that the BBC is institutionally and structurally leftist (to borrow a couple of favourite terms of the left).

    And as for the original subject of Lineker’s campaign – illegal immigration – just like the reaction to our pro-Brexit vote we observe how the cultural, institutional and political establishment of this country will brook no opposition to their policy which is open door immigration. The fuss over a few tens of thousands making the short Channel hop from Calais to Dover is in itself a distraction from the British passports being handed out by the million to all and sundry.

    Like it or lump it.

    ‘Pressure on BBC bosses’ says the BBC’s own press line up headline – offering licence payers who may think differently the minor courtesy of scare quotes – this morning as they happily quote those in-house favourites the left-leaning ‘i’ and Guardian.

    As we grin and bear it we can at least make that grin a wry smile – those four national daily headlines we quoted at the top of this review each rank below the four titles critical of the BBC’s own bosses in the BBC online press line up this morning. Placement and order of perference of newspaper frontpages doesn’t seem to be random.

    Do you get the feeling the activists have finally officially announced their takeover at the asylum?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I try to work out why the likes of the BBC doesn’t join up the increasing population size – including the illegals – with the pressure on all parts of the state .

      I listened to meesh on today interviewing a blue labour MP . She asked an Iranian girl ‘asylum seeker ‘ could get to ‘relatives ‘ already in the UK .

      She would not accept reference to the UN. Obviously the wimp MP didn’t suggest the UK must have limits on invaders – whatever their circumstances ….

      Actually – I’ll answer my own question – they – bbc don’t care about British people – it’s foreigners who count – the more the merrier …


  46. Fedup2 says:

    Big on indecent exposure today – discusses the case of a girl called Libby in Hull – who was murdered by a serial sex offfender
    The killer is called . Pawel Relowicz, . He is described as a ‘polish national ‘ – and surely another benefit of EU membership ….

    … pity there’s no death penalty …


  47. MarkyMark says:

    5 billion to defend UK – Rishi.
    Cannot stop a dinghy.
    Cannot defend 3 teachers in Batley.
    Can allow Anjhem Choudary to say kill Prince Harry.
    5 billion to defend the UK – Rishi.