217 Responses to Weekend 18 March 2023

  1. harry142857 says:

    BBC licence fee payers face a £13 rise to £172 a year to watch TV as two-year freeze comes to an end


    A two-year freeze on the fee comes to an end in 2024, with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) enforcing a rise in line with inflation.

    The Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts that figure to be 8.2%, representing a £13 increase for millions of households, the Telegraph reports.

    It comes amid a difficult few weeks for the BBC, which has come under fire for the way it has dealt with controversies involving some of its biggest stars.

    Gary Lineker was taken off air last week for comments he made about the Government’s Illegal Migration Bill on Twitter.

    The ex-footballer compared the language used in the policy with that of 1930s Germany, sparking a row over impartiality.

    As Lineker was axed, his Match of the Day colleagues including Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, as well as all six full-time commentators, also refused to take part in last Saturday’s broadcast.

    Days later, the corporation performed a humiliating U-turn, even apologising to Lineker and vowing to review its social media guidelines.

    Meanwhile, a former BBC executive has slammed producers for leaving Question Time host Fiona Bruce to ‘carry the can’ after she was accused of trivialising domestic violence.

    Ms Bruce, 58, quit as an ambassador for domestic abuse charity Refuge this week after she intervened last Thursday when a panellist described Stanley Johnson, father of ex-Prime Minister Boris, as a ‘wife-beater’.

    Her actions on the show sparked a backlash and 854 complaints from those accusing her of not taking seriously enough the issue of domestic violence.

    But Roger Mosey, the corporation’s former head of television news, said bosses could have edited her remarks out because the programme was pre-recorded.

    A BBC spokesperson described domestic abuse as ‘abhorrent’ and said the job of its presenters was to ensure context and right of reply is given when serious allegations are made on air and said ‘this is what Fiona was doing’, adding: ‘She was not expressing any personal opinion about this situation.’

    The licence fee rise will see households having to pay £172 for the BBC’s services, up from the current figure of £159.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      “The Swamp” creatures own the BBC.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I reckon one of the reasons the BBC doesn’t get much examination – such as fully transparent accounts – is that on certain issues – it does what it is told – whether on the Chinese virus or huge demonstrations in Paris – it does what it is told …..
        but I still can’t understand why blue labour puts up with continuous ‘anti ‘ – not ‘challenge ‘ which will help lead to its demise in just over a year .


  2. digg says:

    What a bunch of gold-plated, entitled tossers the BBC management, stars and employees are!

    Just pay up and bear it you peasants or your TV is just a decoration or a route to court.

    In this day and age surely some tech company can produce a TV set that can’t receive BBC and therefore make it both legal to use by non license fee payers but capable of receiving only non-bbc content for which I for one would be eternally grateful.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      From GOV.UK:
      You need a TV Licence if you:
      ∙ watch or record live TV on any channel or service
      ∙ use BBC iPlayer

      This is the injustice of the TV Licence. Even if you NEVER watch the BBC you still need a Licence to legally watch all the other channels.
      (Which receive no funding from the Licence.)
      Why does this ridiculous situation prevail? I have no idea.
      No wonder Beeboids live in a BBC-centric world.


    • Thoughtful says:

      It’s called an aerial socket! Don’t plug one in and you are free to watch it!

      One Pakistani I know doesn’t have a TV licence but watches live to air programs on sattelite from Pakistan, she was shocked that she needs a TV Tax proof to watch this, and as she says, what right do the BBC have to charge me to watch TV they have no content on and no connection with whatsoever.

      And that is the corruption of the TV Tax. Socialists demanding money with menaces for doing nothing. If you do that on the street you will be arrested (possibly) for robbery !


  3. Eddy Booth says:

    “Lance Reddick, star of The Wire and John Wick, dies aged 60”

    “The musician and actor died suddenly of natural causes on Friday in his Los Angeles home, his publicist said.”




  4. Guest Who says:

    ‘Sustainable’ is fast becoming one of those EdGud words.

    Mainly by blondes.


    • JohnC says:

      I wonder if the price of that meal was divulged. Sounds extremely and needlessly expensive.

      All on the tax-payer of course.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Lara Lewington is married to that finance bloke Martin Lewis. A quick DuckDuckGo search tells me he’s worth £123m.
      Hands up if you think he and Lara are ever going to be sitting down to bugs on toast?


      • Guest Who says:

        They going to ‘report’ on the gennies Bido and Heels Up have sent?


  5. Guest Who says:

    Good grief.


  6. JohnC says:

    When chasing Bollywood stars at any cost is your job

    Dear BBC,
    >90% of the people who fund you don’t care.
    Stop spending all their money on stories about minorities and serve the people you are SUPPOSED to be serving.

    Brought to you courtesy of the British license-fee payer and the now standard ‘journalist’ types:


  7. JohnC says:

    Attack heroes on Queen’s final bravery awards list

    ‘Attack Heroes’ I thought. WTF is an ‘Attack hero’?.

    Turns out the ‘attack’ is the terrorist murders on London Bridge. But of course the BBC never use the word terrorist against Muslims now. It’s only for the far-right.

    The usual selective wording and attempts to hide inconvenient truths by the BBC.

    I propose a new slogan at the BBC for jug-ears to stand next to on twatter:

    ‘Journalistic ethics and public funding means having to tell people things you don’t want them to know.’


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  10. JohnC says:

    Comic Relief raises nearly £32m with The Traitors and Eurovision sketches

    A clear sign of the decline of the BBC. Comic relief raised the lowest amount it has raised for 25 years. But they don’t mention that.

    Looking at the pictures, it was a totally cringeworthy affair with the ‘heavyweights’ such as Zoe Ball and someone-at-the-top’s close friend (judging by the work he gets) David Tennant showing us just how bereft of actual talent they now are since they went woke. It’s get ‘desperate’ written all over it. Lots of women, coloured people and gay men to see. White males are as underrepresented as ever due to the racist and sexist discrimination which is now rife.

    Appropriately brought to you by another visible indicator of what has all gone so horribly wrong : yet another Marianna clone:


  11. Zephir says:

    Former EDL boss jailed for mortgage fraud

    The former leader of the English Defence League went to prison yesterday knowing his life will now be in danger every second he is behind bars”



  12. Zephir says:

    “Black Lives Matter Secretly Bought a $6 Million House Allies and critics alike have questioned where the organization’s money has gone.”



    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe they can snag this one under the hammer?

      As an aside, it appears indeed plonked in a war zone.


  13. Zephir says:

    “BBC under fire over ‘strikingly hostile’ interview of Muslim Council of Britain head

    Exclusive: 100 public figures sign letter criticising Radio 4 Woman’s Hour segment with Zara Mohammed”



  14. Zephir says:

    Muslims to the the front please

    Everyone else, (85 % of the population) back of the queue

    “Response to The BBC’s Editorial Guidelines Consultation
    1. Introduction
    1.1. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), seeks to represents the common interest of the
    UK’s diverse Muslim communities. Founded in 1997, it is the largest umbrella body of
    its kind in the UK with over 500 affiliates. It is pledged to work for the common good of
    society as a whole. A democratic body underpinned by a constitution, the Muslim
    Council of Britain’s affiliate base reflects the diversity of Muslims in the UK, being made
    up of hundreds of mosques, educational and charitable bodies, cultural and relief agencies
    and women and youth groups and associations across the UK from a range of ethnic,
    geographical and theological backgrounds and traditions.
    1.2. The MCB has launched a Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM), whose goal is to
    promote fair and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam through constructive
    engagement. This submission is on behalf of the CfMM.
    1.3. The BBC is a public service broadcaster with the important core mission of informing,
    educating and entertaining, and aims to be a trusted guide for everyone. Two of its five
    public purposes are to “provide impartial news and information to help people understand
    and engage with the world around them” and to “reflect, represent and serve the diverse
    communities of all of the United Kingdom’s nations and regions…” (Section 1, Purposes
    1 and 4) – purposes that are relevant to this submission and cited in the Draft Guidelines.
    1.4. There is an expectation that it continues to aspire to highest standards with respect to
    independence, impartiality and integrity. However, this will depend on the commitment
    to fulfil its vision: that it should “help contribute to the social cohesion and wellbeing of
    the UK”; to “speak to people with a range of characteristics and to better understand the
    concerns outlined above by different minority groups.” Furthermore, it is important that
    it speaks to audiences across the UK to better understand their reflections on how the
    nations are represented and portrayed.
    1.5. The MCB welcomes the opportunity to input into The BBC’s Editorial Guidelines
    Consultation. This document reflects the views of our affiliates, and, we believe, across
    a broad spectrum of Muslim communities in the UK. Muslims in Britain comprise 5% of
    the population in England and Wales, with audience expectations for quality output from
    the BBC much the same as everyone else. Our major broadcaster has responsibilities
    towards all sections of British society.
    1.6. The majority of the British Public say what they know about Islam is acquired through
    the media,1 and whilst the most reprehensible anti-Muslim bigotry is documented to be
    within sections of the print press, this submission puts forward concerns related to
    Islamophobia and the portrayal of Muslims specifically from the BBC.
    1.7. Despite the wealth of positive and valuable output of the BBC, given this is a consultation
    on the guidelines, this submission focusses on concerns and challenges with a view to providing tangible and pragmatic improvements to the Guidelines

    Click to access muslim-council-of-britain.pdf


    • Zephir says:


    • JohnC says:

      How can you have a ‘diverse Muslim community’ ??.

      It’s as not-diverse as you can get. Whatever idiot wrote that just wanted to get the word in.

      Their chief purpose seems to be to complain about anything they don’t like and deafen everybody with their silence when some of their ‘community’ visit Alans Snackbar and serve up some white meat.


    • StewGreen says:

      That’s like saying the IRA is a lobby group that presents the diverse communities of the Island of Ireland and so should shape BBC policy.
      MCB did seem to headed by certain type of non-violent radicals.


    • StewGreen says:

      See Spectator article too


  15. JohnC says:

    Putin arrest warrant: Biden welcomes ICC’s war crimes charges

    Just when you thought it could not get more ridiculous.

    I have been thinking about things a bit – and to my mind, the worst thing anybody has done in this entire conflict was Biden blowing up the Nord stream pipelines.

    In an act of utmost barbarity and cynicism, he did it just before Winter to make Europe (and especially Germany) suffer as much as possible and many people would have died if it had been a hard winter. And he did it so they would be forced to commit to his war. It’s a war crime to top all war crimes and he did it to his own allies.

    But the one thing even worse than that is how none of the MSM have even suggested that the USA did it – even though it’s obvious they did. Even our own government said ‘Russia probably did it’.

    It’s bad beyond anything I can imagine. Our ‘democracy’ and our ‘free press’ have failed every test that counts.


      • JohnC says:

        Thanks for that Dickie : it gives a small glimpse into what our entire MSM is hiding from us. It is very, very hard to find videos which show the reality of this war because the powers that be do not want us to know. It is a truly horrific place to be – yet the BBC only run headlines such as ‘Baby saved from rubble’. Everything else is supposed to make us think Russia are losing.

        All of this is down to Biden and his advisers. They absolutely do not want this war to end. The reason is obvious : they thinks Russia must be defeated before the war with China. Whether that is a good enough reason or not is beyond my pay grade.

        But what is particularly nasty about the Nord stream attack is that the targets are the weakest members of society such as the poor and pensioners. They were meant to suffer and die through the winter to give Germany no choice but to support the war.


    • Dickie says:

      Believe the only way Americans learn geography is by invading foreign countries.


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  16. Zephir says:

    No more night dutys (China and Russia take note)

    “VP Harris’ VERY woke joke about female Marines flops during her Naval Academy commencement speech – two weeks after Biden slammed graduating Coast Guard class as ‘dull’

    Harris delivered the commencement speech at the US Naval Academy on Friday
    The VP made a joke about female marines that received a tepid response from the crowd; it was also panned on Twitter
    It comes just a week after Joe Biden’s jokes fell flat during his commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy
    ‘You’re a really dull class. I mean, come on, man, is the sun getting to you?’ Biden asked when the crowd failed to laugh at his quips ”



    • JohnC says:

      I enjoy seeing Biden crack and get a bit nasty when he doesn’t like something.

      And that’s when he’s fully trying to keep it hidden. I can only imagine what a complete c**t he is in real life. And yes, he is one of those few occasions which warrant that word.


      • tomo says:

        UK Labour are a Biden fan club…

        As pathetic as it is dangerous, the calibre of their “front bench” is grim and that’s a fact.


      • Dickie says:

        Biden had an arsehole transplant a little while back but has never forgiven the arsehole for rejecting him hence his sudden bouts of anger whilst speaking.


  17. Guest Who says:

    Hive subjective meets Hive anecdotally. Sources say.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Vaccine issue beeboids ?


    • StewGreen says:

      The alarmists have put up graphs
      but they show the current blip is still lower than the blip in October and December
      I guess government would believe that more sunny weather will alleviate future rise.
      Blips don’t go up and up they fall back down.


    • Dickie says:

      Shouldn’t have had an experimental injection then


  18. Fedup2 says:

    I heard that he was ‘criticised ‘ on st paddy’s day for failing to have a press conference with the visiting tee shop of Ireland …….I still don’t get how he was accepted as a legitimate president and continued to hold the position for so long …..I know Americans are thick and easily bought off but surely …


  19. Guest Who says:

    Public sector twerkers have a great grasp of munny.


  20. StewGreen says:

    BTW Google is shouting that there is a security problem with some Android devices.
    Firstly if you have a normal tablet it should be OK
    Cos the problem only exists on certain devices that take a mobile phone sim card. There is a backdoor into into certain MODEM like circuits, so that a rogue actor could insert malware into a phone by simply knowing the phone number.
    The bottom of the article lists the devices and tips to secure them eg by switching off internet voice calls etc.
    … I guess someone will make a “test your phone page” soon.


  21. Fedup2 says:


    They got some air head academic who said that the British public are ‘softer ‘ on immigration since brexit ( cue choking on tea ) ……
    I reckon 60% of English would not be too worried if 90% of those trying to get across the Channel never made it – yet this loon ?
    …. He claimed he’d surveyed people … but we live in a woke world where people are afraid to say what they believe – immigration – and the accusation of racist – is chief example of this …..


    • G says:


      I reckon > 60% of English would want 90% of those here already, to leave the country. Never mind about invaders.


  22. AsISeeIt says:

    Oldies but baddies edition
    Or, the during dinner thoughts of trencherman Heseltine

    The left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper takes a look at our current two main political party leaders this morning and reveals how we find them wanting – in terms of their: personal poll ratings – Starmer is least-worst of the pair: Sunak on -11 (up from 20 last month) with Labour leader on zero

    From the zeros and the sub-zeros to our latest public sector heroes: Holidays hit as passport staff walk out over pay (Times) – how exactly does one walk out when one is working from home? Picket line between the lounge and the hallway perhaps?

    One in five Passport Office staff work from home… More than a fifth of passport officials are working from home, a senior manager told MPs yesterday. Thomas Greig, director of passports, citizenship and civil registration at HM Passport Office, insisted that productivity was unaffected by whether officials were in the office or at home. (Times, December 2022)

    Seems unlucky NHS staff won’t now be able to splash their recent big pay bonus on a summer break: We’re not going on a summer holiday… Huge passport delays ahead as strikes shut offices for five weeks (Daily Star)

    We do enjoy those awkward juxtapositions of features on the same frontpage but with diametrically conflicting messaging and world view that tend to crop up from time to time in the press. Our academic Marxists refer to this as dialectics or contradictions or some such.

    The globalist FT plays host this morning to: Michael Heseltine… The Tory grandee on turning 90, ‘levelling up’ Liverpool — and whether Britain will rejoin the EU – we used to call him Tarzan – there’s one for the teenagers.

    Tarzan must have been a bit of a colonialist, surely – but at least he was friends with the jungle animals: Victory over cruel hunters… MPs vote to ban importation of animal body parts as sick trophies (Mirror)

    Our arch-Remainer Tarzan still comes out swinging (metaphorically) on a vine – at Wiltons, not The Ivy: ‘The adults are back in charge’ – runs the FT feature headline.

    Seems they stood him a fine lunch: When he enters the restaurant, tall, unstooped, his famous mane swept back, diners’ heads turn. Hezza, “Tarzan”, Margaret Thatcher’s nemesis, is about to turn 90 but you wouldn’t guess it. “A glass of Chablis, my lord?” says the waiter, ushering Heseltine to the table in Wiltons, an establishment restaurant in London’s St James’s. Heseltine assents, almost before he has taken his seat. “I don’t want any water, thank you. Wine is better.”

    But let’s skip to the main course – or perhaps some choice cuts: He is now revered by a new generation as the Tory grandee who got the sack for resisting Brexit… In 2017, after half a century of Tory service, he was sacked as a government adviser for insisting parliament should have a final say on any Brexit deal… he makes donations to the Scottish Tories, who he says are less Eurosceptic than their English counterparts… Rishi Sunak, the new prime minister, has shown a seriousness of intent in tackling problems, including striking a deal with the EU on Northern Ireland’s trading regime… He adds: “The adults are back in charge”

    Does he think Britain will ever rejoin the EU? “I wish I wasn’t 90, because I would throw myself into the campaign,” he says, as the waiter clears our plates. Could it happen in his lifetime? He smiles: “When you’re 90, that’s always part of the agenda. But I think the answer is yes.” It may be too late: the Labour opposition is currently 20 points ahead in most polls.

    Perhaps it will be Sir Keir who will fulfill Heseltine’s deepest desire?

    Oldies and baddies

    Heseltine says he is frequently invited to speak at universities, where his pro-EU speeches receive rapturous applause. But why does he think so many other oldies voted for Brexit? He sighs and says bluntly: “Race.” Heseltine, one of the first Tory MPs to oppose Enoch Powell’s infamous 1968 “Rivers of Blood” immigration speech, says the issue remains toxic.

    Boris and Hezza were at loggerheads of course. There’s no mention of our brief Liz Truss market panic interregnum – but we can guess at Hezza’s take. Afterall, populists brushed aside, he reckons as of now it is his friends the globalist governing grown-ups who are running the show

    And now, you ask, for desert, where’s our awkward frontpage headline juxtaposition: Value of global bank stocks dives $460bn after ‘week of madness’ (FT)


  23. Fedup2 says:


    They are offering to give a team of ‘guest editors ‘ a day running the show . Should this site nominate a team ?

    I’d suggest Taffman Marky Up2 Stew Zephir — for starters – 3 hours spent evidencing the rottenness of the BBC with a convicted non licence payer every 15 minutes ….if I was involved they’d be 3 hours of silence …


  24. StewGreen says:

    libmob blue ticks like @CliveMyrieBBC
    are retweeting a Guardian story
    “Braverman criticised for shutting out Guardian and BBC from Rwanda trip”


  25. Mart says:

    BBC “France pension protests: Crowd clashes with police over government reform by decree”

    No-confidence motions have been filed against his government in response.
    The first was signed by independents and members of the left-wing Nupes coalition in parliament, while a second came from the far-right National Rally party.

    Always ‘Far Right’ never just ‘right wing’ or even, god forbid, ‘Far Left’


  26. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – can we get a team together, are we a commuunihee on here?

    Apparently the TOADY programme is going to take up my suggestion made on here that instead of having a ‘sleb’ to guest edit TOADY after Christmas, they will get a member of the public to guest edit the programme.

    Unfortunately and probably in typical BBC fashion there is an added catch to it; instead of an individual ‘sleb’ with a grudge to grind out over three hours, the BBC require individuals who will form teams within their communities. So, a group from East Acton Pensioners Bowls Club will do but, sadly, FedUp2 on his own will not.

    Could we do it? Would we get accepted to ‘investigate’ BBC Bias? We are told today on TOADY that applications have to be in by midnight on 31st March.


  27. Zephir says:

    Looking for volunteers


  28. Zephir says:

    “Web of hate: How Anjem Choudary’s sermons inspired a generation of home-grown terrorists while he played cat and mouse with the police for two decades

    Choudary was a cider-drinking drug-smoker at university but fell under spell of Omar Bakri Muhammed
    Pair then launched series of radical groups in UK and their followers have carried out shocking attacks
    The best known of his disciples was Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo, who, along with Michael Adebowale, attacked Lee Rigby with a meat cleaver in Woolwich in a murder which shocked the country”



  29. Zephir says:


  30. tomo says:


    • BRISSLES says:

      Its the same with Oxfam, strangulating the English language to the point where it will be hard to open your mouth let alone have a conversation !

      Charities need to realise that the age group who keep them alive with donations and bequests are very much the older age group – who don’t like to be messed with. Look what happened to the National Trust when they went all LGBGTASZ6X%=, huge backlash by their members.

      Some time ago I was in discussion with a group of younger people – the oldest was about 35, and I asked how many of them gave regularly to any charity. NONE. The old style can rattling charity worker has now been replaced by someone wanting you to ‘sign up’ for direct debits etc, so there is even less chance of young people throwing a few coins into a charity box. Yet charities feel the need to go woke to appease minorities – who in the main are young, but will find that their income will be affected as their older donators will stop giving or will die off, and with no commitment from those getting older.


  31. tomo says:

    It wasn’t his when it suited him and now it is his when it suits him.

    – and for the most part the MSM refused to talk about the emails and photos that were found on the crackhead’s laptop?


    • tomo says:


  32. Doublethinker says:

    In the Telegraph today there are two articles about the Lineker affair, one very long one from John Humpherys and a shorter one from Paxman. Both long standing employees of the BBC.

    Paxman thinks it is a storm in a tea cup which a wise Director General of the corporation would have ignored. He is critical of the current incumbent Davies for overreacting . He attaches no blame to Lineker and thinks of Lineker that ,’ he surely said no more than any man in the street might have said , even in his comparison to the language used in 1930’s Germany’ . Truly an astonishing comment from Paxman. Why on earth does he that?
    Humpherys seems to think that the hostile reaction from some politicians is part of a long running plot to exert undue political pressure on the BBC and force change in the way it is funded. He clings to the increasingly absurd notion that theBBC provides something of value to everyone in the country and should therefore be paid for by everyone. He runs through a couple of alternate ways of funding the foul corporation which keep at least some form of state funding for its news services .
    Neither of the pieces see the affair as I do , a demonstration of the extreme leftist globalist bias of the BBC . Neither addresses what I regard as the fundamental issue , if someone employed by the BBC had tweeted a view diametrically opposed to that of Lineker , ie that we have far too many migrants and need to stop all forms of migration into the UK, they would have been sacked by the BBC within hours. There is no diversity of thought or politics within the BBC and consequently it is a gross breach of impartiality whenever one of their employees tweets something like Lineker did. The other point of view is never broadcast by the BBC.
    If the BBC won’t allow diversity if views then it can’t remotely justify being state funded and must become a subscription only service.
    Of course we know that this is unlikely to happen and that it is much more likely that the Licence Fee will be ditched in favour of some form of universal taxation.
    This will further insulated the BBC from be forced to give the public what it wants or even from reflecting the diversity of view held by the public. We won’t even be able to opt out from paying for the BBC by refusing to pay the LF. A bad situation is about to get even worse.


    • Dickie says:

      The BBC are needed by the Government of the day and the security services to continuously propagate propaganda and lies to the general public. They will be funded directly or indirectly.


  33. tomo says:


  34. tomo says:


    Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance


  35. tomo says:

    ummmm… wonder what prompted this?

    – he left an office with a burned out shredding machine?

    d’ya reckon the BBC might have a look?


  36. tomo says:

    the US regards itself as exempt from its jurisdiction


  37. tomo says:


  38. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the Netherlands, a party for the Farmers has came from nowhere to become a big player in the Dutch Parliament.
    You would think such an amazing election result would get a mention somewhere on our msm yet …… nothing.

    I see a few posts on Facebook about this because of the various groups I’m in such as Eva Vlaardingebruek but otherwise nothing.

    It’s the same type of result as if Reform were to get 100 seats in our Parliament but all we get is tumbleweed.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The BBC is immensely Europhile, but essentially uninterested in what happens in Europe.

      If a drug addicted loser gets shot by a cop in Missouri it’s news (if he’s black), but if it happens in Naples they could not care less.

      Perhaps it’s because they don’t bother to learn foreign languages?


  39. TrickCyclist says:

    Just saw the end of Six Nations: Scotland v Italy on BBC 1.
    I don’t know much about rugby so I was a bit taken aback when Scottish man of the match Jack Dempsey started talking. I mean, G’day you big beautiful b@st@rds, as they obviously say in Glasgow these days. Starve the lizards, throw another tin on the barbie, etc.
    Alright I know all international teams do it now – have Ireland still got three New Zealanders in their lineup?
    I remember when Jack Charlton managed their football team and cynics joked that FAI stood for ‘Find Any Irishman.’
    Bit old fashioned of me to mourn the Corinthian Spirit these days. . .


  40. Richard Pinder says:

    CENSORED by the BBC

    Siting behind Andrew Bridgen MP was Sir Christopher Chope MP. Sir Christopher Chope MP revealed that the Government used the Rapid Response Unit to “snoop” on him when he said “Can he explain why the Rapid Response Unit was using taxpayers’ money to snoop on me?”

    Not only did the Government use a Behavioural Control Unit and the Rapid Response Unit. It also used the British Army 77th Brigade to spy on the public. Sir Christopher Chope MP demanded URGENT answers on the secretive units monitoring the unvaccinated, vaccine injured and all those critical of Government policies. It has been over a month since Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy asked Rishi Sunak to come clean on public money spent on these secretive units.


  41. Richard Pinder says:

    A message to the BBC from Elon Musk “Best way to fight misinformation is to respond with accurate information, not censorship”


    • Fedup2 says:

      Judging by the number of followers mr Musk has – and his popularity – the BBC – that kidult self publicist – would be wise to wind her kneck in – but wisdom is in short supply at the BBC .


  42. Dickie says:

    Some analysis from one of the BBCs favourite war commentators😄😄


  43. Sluff says:

    Italy leaves children of same-sex parents in limbo

    The fact that this is on the front page of the BBC webshite makes it pretty clear where the priorities and interests of the organisation and its editors lie.


  44. Fedup2 says:

    Civil war in the SNP mafia families – nice ….


    • Docmarooned says:

      At last Sturgeon and the odious reptile of her husband are being found out. Shady dealings indeed. Still the Scottish media say F*** all against her. She deserves to be in prison for her catalogue of failure and catastrophes. No great admirer of Bojo but he was hounded out for nothing on the scale of Sturgeon and her SNP cult.
      Still at least the Scottish public are seeing what a mess the SNP have made and the atrocious prospects for the country with the rabble still in charge.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I sort of understand the fixation about being separated from England – which the SNP has a visceral – braveheart style hatred .
        But their failure to run the basics of the country ? Education – which I understood was generally better than England
        and the NHS – failing – worse that England ? Life expectancy – drugs deaths – is this because of the fixation ? Or is it because of lack of scrutiny or proper criticism ?

        I also don’t get that there doesn’t seems to be a detailed explanation of exactly how Scotland would be separate ?

        Eg – border control – mutual treatment of nationalities – NATO – nuclear – currency – EU – taxation – …..

        Instead a lot of effort seems to go into diversity crap and now in fighting …. A lot of wind for a 7 million population .


  45. StewGreen says:

    BBC main news pravda like rhetorical tricks
    They amplifed they don’t like Putin
    by saying “Illegal annexation”, “illegal invasion”
    do they really need those amplifying word “illegal”

    Biden was shown speaking

    Then “Trump has told his followers ..via social media”
    but the BBC footage omitted both showing Trump speaking
    and omitted showing us his actual social media post”


    • tomo says:

      I get the feeling that the demise of the BBC is underway and the final diagnosis will be suicide.

      Mostly unwatchable, nearly entirely unlistenable and increasingly unreadable – the poisonous boobery pervades everything and add on the towering conceit that if they don’t mention something (bias by omission) – it didn’t happen.

      The epitaph:

      “Is that true – or did you hear it on the BBC?”


  46. Richard Pinder says:


    91% Want to Scrap BBC Licence Fee: https://dailysceptic.org/2023/03/18/91-want-to-scrap-bbc-licence-fee/


  47. Fedup2 says:

    Anyone wanna be BBC chairman ? He should be gone by Monday – turns out he got a ‘close friend ‘a job in the BBC -something to do with ‘standards ‘- lol – the crap certainly slides down from Boris Johnson eh?
    Anything damaging the BBC – can only be good …


  48. Fedup2 says:

    Omission bias – trouble in France over forcing through changes on pension ages – coverage ? Zip – Pakistan – ex cricketer – dodgy Muslim fundamentalist – gets the big treatment ….how does that work ?