259 Responses to Start the Week 20 March 2023

  1. JohnC says:

    Allow me to lead …

    Safety pin: A tiny tool Indian women use to fight sexual harassment
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-64979731

    So this story starts with the shocking headline:
    Almost every day women in India face sexual harassment in public places. So how do they deal with it ?.

    Women face harassment EVERY DAY ??. That’s a damning headline.

    Oh – but it changes to this in the article:
    ‘Almost every woman in India has a story of sexual harassment that took place in crowded public spaces’.

    This headline then changes again later to be:
    ‘Almost every woman in India has a story of sexual harassment that took place in crowded public transport’

    Which is COMPLETELY different from the front page. The main headline is obviously a deliberate lie so the author now has zero credibility.

    Then we get to a story of a woman who got touched up regularly on a bus. Quite why she was always standing and always let this man stay close to her is not explained. But then we get that he : “began masturbating and ejaculated on my shoulder”. On a Bus ???. Are we seriously supposed to believe that ???. Were they the only two apssengers on there – and why did she stand and wait for him to finish ???.

    The article then goes on to say that physically stabbing these scumbag Indian males with a safety pin is basically an act of feminist heroism.

    The BBC author – Geeta Pandey’ has a whole string of anti-man articles and LGBTQ+ promotion under her belt at the grateful BBC so I think she just doean’t like men much at all.

    And this is an activist story about society in India. Why on Earth are the BBC regularly running such front-page articles for a tiny % of the British population who even care ?. We have plenty of problems of our own : let India worry about theirs.

    100% agenda.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I can only go on personal reports I have had back from India. One tourist there related the pitched battles she had when she went out, involving driving the high heel of a shoe into foreheads. Any reports about this to the local police and the police will double down, and not of the side of the woman.

      I guess places like India are patriarchal and young women are highly supervised e.g. not being allowed out after dark etc. That said such countries have high economic output as the male workforce is motivated to provide for their families confident that they are raising their own children.

      Western women have difficulty understanding they can not go strutting around in public in these countries dressed in a bikini.

      At the same time our feminised BBC will scour the world to find examples of mistreatment of wimmin so that they can blame the men in this country with the tag line #aintmenawful. This is a form of serialised nagging.

      The UK is fast moving towards matriarchal countries such as Haiti with a demotivated male workforce. Propaganda media, such as the BBC, are making this happen at pace.

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  2. JohnC says:

    I will take second-place as well if you don’t mind with this one:

    Taliban officials must sack sons given government jobs
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-65005792

    I often wonder how the BBC manage to communicate their guidelines on what things should be reported to match the ‘official’ agenda. Do they send memo’s ? – or have ‘team leader meetings’ to distribute the current top-agenda stuff ?. It can’t just be down to staff because once they have an agenda piece, they are relentless.

    The Taliban in Afghanistan are an excellent example. They have rules which they all follow. First and foremost, no blame must be attributed to Biden for the withdrawal catastrophe because it can be compared so closely to what it was like under Trump.

    Second the BBC never, ever refer to them as what they are : a Muslim terrorist group. Because many other Muslims – including those living here – consider them to be ‘freedom fighters’ and the BBC do not want to upset them or alienate them.

    So I did a quick check on what the Taliban have been doing since 2021 to see what the BBC have ignored. Here’s what they have been up to:

    “Shoot them in the head: male or female, anyone who opposes the Taliban and Islamic Emirate. They are brainwashed by Americans, and the only solution is to shoot them in the head,” Mullah Babak, a known Taliban official from Wardak province, said in a video shared on social media at the time. “I am ready to come and shoot those captured by Taliban by my own gun, right in their head, and kill them like dogs and donkeys.”

    “The extrajudicial killings going after former military and other perceived people of threat have been going on from the very beginning,” said Aref Dostyar, Afghanistan’s former consul general

    ‘On-the-ground researchers spoke to eyewitnesses who gave harrowing accounts of the killings, which took place between 4-6 July in the village of Mundarakht, Malistan district. Six of the men were shot and three were tortured to death, including one man who was strangled with his own scarf and had his arm muscles sliced off.’

    It goes on and on. But the BBC aren’t interested in that.

    According to the BBC, the worst thing the Taliban have done is:

    ‘The Taliban government’s treatment of women has outraged the international community and increased its isolation while its economy collapses.

    Education of women and girls has been particularly contentious.’

    But torture and murder of men is not even worthy of mention at the BBC. And they don’t explain how the treatment of women has caused ‘increased its isolation while its economy collapses’.

    Since Brexit, I’ve noticed how it is now virtually impossible to get a balanced view of the news around the world and what is really going from what the BBC tell us. Everything is laced with agenda and attempts at social engineering. Incovenient truths are simply avoided completely. It seems to me that the entire organisation has undergone a culture-change towards a Leftist student style ‘game’ which I think is a consequence of an employment policy driven by ‘diversity’ and ‘quotas’ which has attracted young activists who are not competent for the job but tick the right boxes (such as Marianna and all the clones).

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Pity Afghanistan didn’t get bombed out of existence during WW2 – apparently like Switzerland and Spain they stayed neutral.

      We know that the Muslim idealogy is keeping women as an underclass- only alive to serve the men, despite what is advocated in the West by more progressive Muslims. Yet never doing anything about the grooming gangs.

      The Jewish and Islamic faith both have their women separated in their place of worship and have to wear a head covering. The Catholic church is always mired in scandal with worldwide abuse by priests with young boys. The Church of England would be ok if our Head would stop making political pronouncements, but at least it hasn’t brainwashed us since birth and does not dictate to us so we live in fear.

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  3. Ian Rushlow says:

    ‘Private firms are making increased profits as the government pays millions of pounds a day to put up asylum seekers in the UK, the BBC has learned.’

    The BBC usually uses the phrase ‘learned’ to mean ‘fabricated by us in pursuit of an agenda’, yet this article is factual and shows the link between migration and big business or, as some might describe them, the People Smugglers in Smart Suits With Shareholders.

    The outrage of the government emptying hotels to hold so-called asylum seekers was revealed by Nigel Farage several years ago, following mysterious activities at the Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa in the West Midlands. So, as ever, the BBC is playing catchup. Presumably this is in response to an edict from the government, looking over its shoulder at recent protests in Knowsley, Newquay, Dunstable, Rotherham and elsewhere, and seeing storm clouds. These storm clouds are likely to become more frequent in the coming months, as the general public increasingly realises that the government’s new, tough rhetoric about migration is simply that: rhetoric, and that it has no intention of actually doing anything about the problem (“We tried… but activist lawyers, European Court of Justice, ‘uman rights etc… blah blah blah”).

    Although the BBC can’t resist the usual tricks – it is in its DNA of course – about the ‘far-right’, misleading photograph, and the implication that all the young foreign men staying in cushy hotels at your expense like nothing more than doing valuable charity work, this is nevertheless a signifcant article. If it brings the true scale of what is going on to a wider audience, then it is to be commended.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-64991234

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  4. Doublethinker says:

    I recommend the latest Jordan Peterson podcast titled the ‘ Dutch Farmers the canary in the coal mine’ , available on YouTube . It’s long , nearly two hours but brilliantly , frighteningly sums up so much about the situation we find ourselves where the globalist have the whip hand and are preparing a dystopian future for us.

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  5. Doublethinker says:

    G and Tomo both posted Andrew Bridgend’s speech in the HoC re Covid vaccine harm . A number of things struck me about it.

    Firstly, the chamber was almost empty , about five MPs present, two of them being from the Dept of Health who had to answer the questions raised by AB. There were no opposition MPs present . I found this very odd given that Bridgen was about to launch a strong attack on the government’s handling of Covid. I would have expected at least a few ready to twist the knife.
    Secondly AB used the government’s own published data to demonstrate that the vaccines were unnecessary , enormously expensive but certainly did more harm than good.( which of course Mark Steyn had been telling us for at least six months before he was shut down by OFCOM) . However, the Dept of Health reply , dutifully read out by a junior minister , refuted not one of the statistics claimed by AB but instead was a generalised , non specific platitude about how marvellous the vaccines are.

    So it seems that almost every single one of the 650 MPs , government and opposition don’t support AB or are afraid to do so. They are happy to continue to jab Us in our millions knowing that many of us will die or be maimed by the vaccines even while each dose of administered vaccine costs us £40 to 50 . They are so invested or cowed that even mischief makers in the opposition don’t want to put the boot in!

    This last point is I think the most telling. Even if Labour thought there wasn’t much truth in what AB was saying they wouldn’t miss the opportunity to put the boot in when a Tory MP was accusing a Tory government of being reckless with the health of the nation. Even if they had supported the measures previously they would a way to stick the knife in. The fact that they haven’t or won’t tells us that this is very dark and very deep.

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  6. andyjsnape says:

    Cost of Living: ‘I tell my kids I’ll buy it tomorrow – and hope they forget’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64496546

    bBC reports on racist charity
    “A charity that specialises in helping British Muslims with financial problems”

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  7. andyjsnape says:

    Private firms profiting from asylum hotels
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64991234

    Now I see its the hotels fault for making profit, not the useless government for encouraging and ferrying them here!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Hotel groups paying off civil servants and blue labour politicians ? Pretty obvious really …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Private firms are making increased profits as the government pays millions of pounds a day to put up asylum seekers in the UK, the BBC has learned.

      BBC News has been told 395 hotels are being used to house asylum seekers, as arrivals to the UK rose last year.

      Documents show one booking agency used by the Home Office trebled its pre-tax profits from £2.1m to £6.3m in the 12 months up to February 2022.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64991234

      ………………………………………………………………………………………….

      Home Office loses track of more than 600,000 people who should have left country, finds immigration watchdog
      UK border checks branded ‘shambolic’

      May Bulman
      Social Affairs Correspondent
      Thursday 29 March 2018 16:39

      …………………………………………………………………..

      “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society. It’s difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope. And we know that for people in low-paid jobs, wages are forced down even further while some people are forced out of work altogether. … So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.”

      Theresa May as Home Secretary // Speech to the Conservative Party Conference – in full / 06.10.2015

      it’s impossible to build a cohesive society

      So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade

      it’s impossible to build a cohesive society

      So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Today

    St Louise Casey is to deliver a damning ( apparently ) report about the Met police tomorrow . But the bbc is already kicking chunks out of it . We are about to experience the ‘wise words ‘( not ) of the usual favoured ex plod – there seems to be a little gang of them – one Helen King was apparently the ex Assistant Commissioner of the met – there is also Fahy and a few Asian ones I got Fedup seeing on GB news ….

    I reckon the BBC will call for more coloureds and queers because they are better than white heterosexuals – or the easy answer of calling for a Royal Commission …. Kick it into the long grass …

    For some reason meesh went really soft on her – much of the current sins of the Met were made on her watch together with her boss ‘the first female commissioner ‘ – one Cressida dick .

    I recall that the BBC loved ‘a first ‘ and a ‘first dyke ‘ in charge – and it delivered – a failed organisation – only fit to harass twitter users and those with ‘unapproved views ‘ – like me ….

    But how will the emir of londonistan react ? Silence ? Blame blue labour ? But he has been the politician responsible for the Met for years – so maybe he will resign because he failed in his responsibility … or maybe he won’t ….

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Theresa May’s husband is a senior executive at a $1.4tn investment fund that profits from tax avoiding companies
    Exclusive: May mentioned Amazon and Starbucks in speech about tax avoidance

    Ted Jeory
    ,
    Jon Stone
    Wednesday 13 July 2016 10:0

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-philip-may-amazon-starbucks-google-capital-group-philip-morris-a7133231.html

    Its portfolio also includes $20 billion of shares in Amazon and Starbucks, both of which were cited by the Prime Minister-designate in her pledge to crack down on tax avoidance yesterday.

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    How to Crack the Class Ceiling
    BBC Two, 6 December and 13 December 2022

    In the course of making this programme the presenter was filmed travelling by cab without using a seatbelt. This was a mistake for which we apologise. It is against the law not to use a seatbelt when one is available.

    16/03/2023

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  11. MarkyMark says:

    Notice the response does answer all the bits of the debate …

    Broadcasting House
    BBC Radio 4, 5 March 2023

    In an item about the Government’s efforts to tackle the number of small boats crossing the Channel we heard the views of rival demonstrators in Dover at the weekend. One said: “If you get a four star hotel, three meals a day and £175 to spend a week, what would you do? In France you get nothing.”

    To be clear, asylum seekers are entitled to somewhere to live, a cash allowance or both. They cannot choose where they live and usually get £45 per person a week to pay for food, clothing and toiletries, though this is reduced to less than £10 a week when food is provided.

    06/03/2023

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Going off alarming and greasing the wheels of the corporates edition

    On a morning when the popular press go with: Spring on hold… Polar scare… -9c 700-mile-wide snow blast this week (Daily Star)

    And if that’s to be believed (Daily Star weather forecasts can be somewhat hit and miss) for a moment there one almost conceived of a possible practical use for the government’s dumb-arsed mobile phone emergency alert system… but good sense prevailed.

    Mr AsI has turned off emergency alerts within notifications in his settings menu – so we’ll see if the buggers override his vote against this sinister innovation?

    They were more than keen to override his vote for Brexit afterall.

    Government here, dear plebs, do watch out. It is snowing in your area. Exclamation mark. Snowflake emoji. Gosh emoji.

    Speaking of which…

    Couple set for Pole-to-Pole electric car challenge (BBC) – here we go… this trip entirely funded by, powered by and sustained by… THE AGENDA

    Click on the foregoing headline and the article’s full title leaves little doubt as to the trumped up nature of its newsworthiness: Climate change: Couple set for Pole-to-Pole electric car challenge (BBC)

    In the movie musical Grease it was John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John who memorably sang the duet Summer Nights containing those catchy lines from the gal Marty and the gal gang The Pink Ladies: Tell me more, tell me more, Like does he have a car?

    Chris and Julie Ramsey will set off to travel 17,000 miles (27,000km) from the Magnetic North to South Pole this week. Their vehicle will be powered for much of the trip by solar and wind energy. (BBC) – ‘much of…?’

    High school pal of Travolta’s character in Grease is the boyish hero-worshipping Doody who gets the suggestive line in Summer Nights: Did you get very far?

    The couple will navigate into Canada, then head south through the United States and into warmer temperatures in South America over the space of 10 challenging months… They accept the journey could put a lot to the test, including their relationship… “One of the most common questions we get asked is how we’re going to charge the car in the polar regions where there’s no electricity source,” Mrs Ramsey said… She explained: “It’s to dispel common myths that people have when they question electric vehicles – things like range and how far can they go… there is a drone launcher, so the couple can film their journey. (BBC) – because of course it is a publicity stunt.

    Mr AsI checked their website and naturally everything from the car to its tires, to the pairs’ outfits and even their sunshades have corporate sponsors. Because of course those corporate sponsors can be assured of lashings of free advertising publicity both from the Beeb and other admiring climate alarmist media.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      ASI
      The emergency phone signal thingy reminds me of a science fiction story where everyone was given a free mobile phone which took them over when a certain signal was fired …..

      … is there going to be guidance of what to do when the real signal is sent ? Wasn’t there a ‘protect and survive ‘ thing where it was suggested that we avoid the 700 mph blast wave after the blinding nuclear flash – the remedy was net curtains and painting windows white …. Panic buying ?

      Today again

      Apparently someone called Swift Taylor is ‘touring ‘ – Today getting down with the kids ….. spike in listening figures ..

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, does the signal sound on the phone even if it is switched off?

        That’s going to do wonders for CO2 emissions and replacement batteries and chargers?

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      • G says:

        I guess the emergency phone signal will be more akin to the messages the Shepherd sends to his dogs rounding up sheep.

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      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        So I guess we will find out if there was graphene in those vaccines after all.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Knowing the British public, there will be millions who don’t listen to the news and won’t know what the hell is going on when their phone activates the signal. I can see the elderly chucking their phones in a bowl of water to shut it up !

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          • Banania says:

            Alas, the trouble with this country is that all too many people do listen to “the news”, and don’t bother to enquire for themselves into what is happening.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio4 The title is Humanism (advertise your book show)
    but only 2 of the books touch on that.
    The third book is Muslim author writing about the Islamic Sudan revolution in 1885
    Seems to say that the leader was
    hijacking Islam for his POLITICAL ends.

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    • tomo says:

      I’ll bet that the BBC don’t mention Mahdi much.

      I see that Wikipedia entries for The Siege of Mecca are being slowly memory holed.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Mosque_seizure – look at the claimed casualty figures…

      Juhayman ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-Otaybi’s crew trapped 50,000 in the Grand Mosque and the Saudis pulverised the building with artillery for days over open sights – damaged so badly that you won’t find any photos for nearly a decade.

      – a foundational event in modern Islam that is very inconvenient to the RoP agenda…

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    • StewGreen says:

      Prog starts by presenter Adam Rutherford making jokes about BBC impartiality
      and saying he should declare that he is PRESIDENT of Humanism UK
      but that he undertakes to be impartial.

      … Same people criticise the Tory presenters on GBnews

      9:13am One of the 3 guests mentions they too are a patron of Humanism UK.

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Redio Humberside news “15 years of wage stagnation”
    #PRasNews and gaslighting from some NGO (Resolution Foundation)

    Imagine a 15 year graph of the minimum wage.

    Most of 2008 it was £5.52 per hour
    Beginning on 1 April, 2023, the National Living Wage will stand at an hourly rate of £10.42

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh the Resolution Foundation has fed PR to Panorama and collaborated to make tonight’s TV show
      so the BBC news story now is PRasNews for that show
      “research shared exclusively” ha ha
      “The Resolution Foundation’s director is a former senior adviser to Ed Miliband”

      It’s funded by Clive Cowdery
      who also funds Best for Britain is a civil society campaign, launched on 26 April 2017,[3] to stop Brexit and continue the UK’s membership of the European Union.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        People on some public sector pensions will get 10% rises in April – but the tax threshold is frozen …. Will a lot more people be on 40% tax at the top of their income ?

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        Wage stagnation caused by open door policy in favour of cheap foreign labour?

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        • StewGreen says:

          let me consult with a 1000 experts on Twitter”

          “It’s the Tories, The Tories, the Tories !”

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      • Guest Who says:

        Panorama ‘Investigation’ = BBC propaganda.

        Ros’ credibility is in the same tank now as Springster’s.

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        • JohnC says:

          Panorama = decide the conclusion you want then spend 30 minutes showing anything you can scrape together which supports it and omitting everything else.

          They have no scruples or any ethics whatsoever about what they will infer as ‘fact’ if it suits them.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        BBC increase their fees! HA HA HA!

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Today again

    HRH Henry Dimbleby ( relation ) given unrestricted airtime to criticise bkue labour after leaving his jolly as ‘government food czar ‘ …..
    No question of challenge or rebuttal – really good example of approved types – particulary the dimbleby clan ….there must be a book …

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  16. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the first ten minutes is a good indication of what will follow in the next three hours

    I hear that the UN’s IPCC witterings are too wordy and so they are going to cut them down to 40 pages! Yes, honestly. Oh, well, at least it gives the BBC a chance to keep the Global Warming and Climate Change thing in front of their listeners and viewers despite there being plenty of global cooling around the northern hemisphere right now. And it provides Justin Rowlatt with an opportunity to go to Switzerland, emit some CO2 on the way, all on an expenses paid, Licence Fee-funded, ‘jolly’. Whoopeeeee!

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  17. tomo says:

    And yet the inflated Direct Debit notifications to your “smart phone” keep coming…

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  19. StewGreen says:

    Aldi labels Poland mushrooms as British

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Seems reasonable to me. After all, the BBC regularly labels Afghani, Pakistani, Libyan, Nigerian and Albanian criminals as ‘British’, too.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    BBC Guardian are clearly campaigning with all this drought porn
    as part of their Global Warming campaigning.
    Meanwhile it’s another rainy day in a rainy week

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      If we are really running out of water, it may be that allowing 500,000 immigrants in every year is an unwise policy.

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  21. G says:

    Stand by for the wailing at the Climate Change Totem Pole later today after the IPCC release its latest fictional work.

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    I notice it’s not being called ‘climate warming ‘ now – it’s ‘climate heating ‘…. ‘Climate change ‘ seems to be out ….
    ,….
    Funny how the likes of the BBC love change – but don’t want the climate to … burn that gas … burn it …

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Vile is very media.

    Do I think SuSu is a poor Home Sec? Yes.

    Do I think this policy is pointless? Yes.

    Do I think the actual solution is being carefully steered around? Yes.

    Have the media made themselves look like utter twats? Again?

    Hell, yeah.

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    • 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.”

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/07/03/start-the-week-open-thread-131/comment-page-3/#comment-849798

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    • StewGreen says:

      Actually the original Vine tweet had Braverman cropped to made her look evil
      .. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FrpqUhBWcAURLwD?format=jpg&name=orig

      Vine’s tweet was ratioed 50 Likes …vs 400 replies

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    • Banania says:

      Laughing? Can’t have that!

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  24. andyjsnape says:

    Xi Putin meeting: What to expect from China-Russia talks
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64990826

    As if either Putin or Xi are going to discuss with the worlds most trusted 🙂

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    • MarkyMark says:

      China monitors its citizens through Internet surveillance, camera surveillance, and through other digital technologies. It has become increasingly widespread and grown in sophistication under General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Xi Jinping’s administration.

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  25. andyjsnape says:

    Putin arrest warrant issued over war crime allegations
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64992727

    “It is highly unlikely that much will come of the move – the ICC has no powers to arrest suspects, and can only exercise jurisdiction within its member countries – and Russia is not one of them”

    So a no news story

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  26. StewGreen says:

    This Labour Green Policy tweet is ratioed
    and gets a right kicking in the quote comments

    BTW saying “One country will” is natural English
    saying “Some country will” is what a non-native speaker might say

    Saying “why not ? ” or “it’s a no brainer” for a complicated policy usually just shows you haven’t thought properly
    cos there are negatives to most policies.
    She has form ..she forgot to factor Winter into her Energy Bills plan
    .. https://twitter.com/MeganWi90287242/status/1576558541263208448

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    full video tweet https://twitter.com/RachelReevesMP/status/1636691350702923777

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    • MarkyMark says:

      robots go on strike under labour?

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      • tomo says:

        have robots got the vote yet?

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        • MarkyMark says:

          In October 2017, Sophia was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the first robot to receive legal personhood in any country. In November 2017, Sophia was named the United Nations Development Programme’s first Innovation Champion, and is the first non-human to be given a United Nations title.

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  27. StewGreen says:

    New Smollet recap video from Australian Sky News
    https://youtu.be/055jka_8qV4

    They say the Democrat tweets are still standing
    .. I am surprised to see that Twitter has places a new context update over the NYT tweet
    https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1090422326783606784

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  28. tomo says:

    SNP #Awkward

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    • StewGreen says:

      He’s taking the Mickey

      BTW Russel has form on incompetence
      In 2003 He had an affair with a researcher half his age
      Then just weeks into it embarrassed her by publicly announcing he was leaving his wife
      The researcher then dumped him straight away.
      \\ The 28-year-old researcher, more than two decades younger than her former lover, was said to be shocked when Russell left his wife of 23 years for what she saw as a “fling”.//
      link

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      • tomo says:

        – pretty obvious Craig is having some small fun.

        I keep going back to the CalMac ferries – really – there should be a bunch of people in jail there.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Rishi says it’s grate when people move out of the way.

         2 likes

  29. tomo says:

    YouGov huh?

       8 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Political opinions?

      Accepting £500K from China OK?
      Accepting Saudi bribes?

      ………………………………………………..

      Jeremy Hunt: everyone will be paying more tax after autumn statement 2022

      Everyone. Everyone. Everyone.

      1,860,000
      Theresa May, Former UK PM earned £1.86 million in her 2 years since leaving Downing Street, figures show

      500,000
      Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent

      400,000
      Matt Hancock, who lost the Tory whip after it was announced he would be appearing on the ITV programme, is still being paid as an independent MP and is rumoured to have been paid £400,000 to appear on the I’m a celebrity.

      315,00
      Boris Johnson earns £315,000 for 30 minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ in United States

      65,040
      Chuka Umunna Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress)

      20,000
      Jeremy Corbyn Labour party leader accepted up to £20,000 (about $27,000) for appearances on the Iranian state broadcast network Press TV

      18,450
      Keir Starmer £18,450 from Harper Collins as an advance payment for a book.

      15,000
      Boris Johnson Accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000 Destination of visit: St Vincent and the Grenadines

      10,000
      Jeremy Hunt £10,000 from Citigroup Centre for speaking at an event on 9 March 2021. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Charity not mentioned)

      5,822
      Nadhim Zahawi MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables

      2,200
      MPs to get £2,200 pay rise from April for ‘dramatically increased’ duties last year

      1,950
      Philip Hammond accepts £2,000 watch from Saudi sheikh, despite ban on donating expensive gifts

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      • Thoughtful says:

        Being an MP was regarded as a part time job and the salary is pretty poor for a full time professional.

        Most of the people in this list are Tories, but Special Ange is not listed, even though she made so much money she needed a limited company for it all to be paid into, and is now a millionaire possibly several times over.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Britons – London has remained the region with both the largest proportion of people born outside the UK and the largest proportion of people with non-UK passports. In 2021, more than 4 in 10 (40.6%) usual residents in London were non-UK born, and more than 1 in 5 (23.3%) had a non-UK passport.2 Nov 2022

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  30. andyjsnape says:

    Survival guide

    UN climate report: Scientists release ‘survival guide’ to avert climate
    disaster
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-65000182

    “Green” energy, and sod the expense, after all its only us plebs that need to worry!

    “But at a meeting in Switzerland to agree their findings, climate scientists warned a key global temperature goal will likely be missed” – I wonder if they all flew there to Switzerland for the meeting!

       15 likes

    • tomo says:

      agenda driven bucket of drivel – much?

      beafraid2023-climate-version.jpg

      “really simple guide to climate change”?

      pffff….. no Attenbore in front of penguins and polar bears in the photo = editorially falling down on the job.

         12 likes

    • Sluff says:

      Meanwhile, not in the UN climate report
      ‘Claudia Webbe and Greta Thunberg to take sailing ship to China in order to quiz President Xi Jinping about his country’s coal power station building programme’

         17 likes

  31. tomo says:

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  32. tomo says:

    The Conversation $6.6 million? – sheesh…. you gotta be ….

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  33. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    When Boris goes up in front of the ‘privelidges’ commitee for having wine at number 10 and telling lies about it he should get kier Starmer as his lawyer to defend him.
    He (kier) could use the same defence that got him ‘off’ when he was filmed drinking beer at the meeting where he at first said Rayner wasn’t there.

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  34. G says:

    The WEF/UN’s Climate Change document.

    “The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides a high-level summary of the key findings of the Working Group II Report and is approved by the IPCC member governments line by line.”

    “High-level”. That would be the Troposphere wouldn’t it?

    https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/

    And that Summary:

    IPCC_AR6_WGII_SummaryForPolicymakers.pdf

    “Assessments of climate risks consider possible future climate change, societal development and responses.” “POSSIBLE”.

    Historic stats used are from 1850 to 1900…………………….

    Why not reliable cores and other evidence for earlier periods?

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    • G says:

      Contd.

      By 1800 Hrs the day of release, our Black Broadcasting Corporation’s reporter, one ‘Matt McGrah’ (or some such name) reported that, “the temperatures now recorded are higher than in the last 2000 years”. Really Matt, where did you get those figures from?

      As previous post, the preamble explains that the earliest stats are from “….1850….”

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  35. Thoughtful says:

    Here’s a story you won’t be hearing much about in the British media especially the BBC concerning the impending impeachment of Joe Biden.

    Remember when the shoe was on the other foot (Dianne) and it was Donald Trump in this position, and the BBC were positively gleeful about it.

    Well here’s the story of what has been found regarding Bidens financial links to the Chinese Communist Party:

    https://nypost.com/2023/03/17/where-the-money-went-the-bidens-and-biden-associates-that-received-chinese-cash/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed on Thursday that on March 1, 2017 — less than two months after Joe Biden left office as Barack Obama’s vice president — State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company CEFC China Energy, wired $3 million to Biden family associate Rob Walker.

      The windfall was subsequently divvied up over a period of about three months to at least three members of the Biden clan, and two Biden family associates.

      Here’s how the $3 million from China was distributed, according to Comer (R-Ky.):

      …………………..

      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
      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/barry-gardiner-chinese-lee-sky-news-jeremy-corbyn-b1992752.html

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  36. StewGreen says:

    To Lambeth Council shoving £400K at a pro-cycling charity
    is the same as “involving residents”

    If such charities like Sustrans earn these big consultancy fees, they are likely to promote the schemes.

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    • tomo says:

      The scum in local councils….

         16 likes

  37. Sluff says:

    Just to lighten things up.
    Here’s some fun from Sky News Australia, commenting on the demise of Silicon Valley Bank
    Go woke, go broke. Literally.

       12 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Lol – amazing this stuff can’t get said here ….

      Greg Becker took a hair cut …

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Adil Ray, who are the baddies ?
    The lib mob media people are the ones who bully by using devious cropped images and misrepresent their opposition
    Of course Suella was not laughing AT dead immigrants and was laughing WITH Africans who Adil croppped out

    People called him out for the doctored photo
    First he sneered
    Then he later deleted his tweet
    .. https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1637436902021160960

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    • tomo says:

      Adil Ray (who he?) – is, it seems, a woke twerp whose made a career of that at the BBC.

      Next move – whine about far right racists on Twitter?

         14 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Oh Soubry as well

      @Anna_Soubry tweets
      No dignity, happy to trash our international reputation,
      thick as mince ideologues with no compassion
      or understanding of the plight of people fleeing war,
      persecution & oppression.
      We are so much better than this rotten Conservative Govt #RefugeesWelcome

      Projection is a libmob characteristic

      \\ The nobody Soubry uses cropped photo
      to trash Braverman as “thick as mince”
      despite her degree in law from Queens’ College Cambridge, status of King’s Counsel and other academic accomplishments like : a Masters in European and French Law (LLM) at the Pantheon-
      Sorbonne in Paris.
      speaks fluent French and Spanish
      : she sat her Bar exams and qualified as an Attorney in New York.
      Her mother migrated to the UK from Mauritius while her father migrated from Kenya in 1968. He’s of Christian Goan origin and said Kenya kicked him out. He was one of the last cos the UK law was changed that year.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “Anna Soubry: If White British Community Learned More From Muslims Then UK Would Be A Better Country”
        {huffingtonpost.co.uk sep2017}

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        ………………………

        Thank you for your email to Anna, I hope you don’t mind me replying on her behalf.

        I can assure you that this is usual police practice. Indeed, our office is advised by the police to report offensive communications even if we doubt they meet the prosecution threshold because it can help them build an intelligence report on a person, who may be sending lots of these messages and to more than one person. As South Yorkshire Police explained it is also quite common for those sending offensive communications to escalate; those who’s communications were below the prosecution threshold, may eventually cross over that threshold in subsequent communications. Offensive communications can be very distressing to those receiving them and they should feel able to report them. This does not impinge on people’s ability to express their views; the focus of this is threatening and grossly offensive communications, not those expressing disagreement.

        I should add that hate-crime has quite a narrow definition, the reason for South Yorkshire police including non-hate-crime is that it covers offensive communications where something specific such as race or religion is not a motivating factor.

        I hope this clarifies this issue.

        Best wishes,

        . . . . . .

        In response to : Dear Anna Soubry,

        This happened on our watch, what do you say?

        1765 …. **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one ’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.** They may use a pen or their voice, and should not be prevented from writing any more than speaking …That is the law in England, a monarchical country, where people are freer than elsewhere because they are more enlightened. – Voltaire, Republican Ideas, 1765

        2018 … In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY – UK South Yorkshire Police, 2018

        1765 … **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.**

        2018 … **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**

        https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2018/09/14/weekend-open-thread-15-september-2018/comment-page-3/#comment-942336

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Maybe Anna wants to get to defend a few Pakistani Paedo racist rape gangs – must be quite lucrative with long £ multiple defendant trials£

             10 likes

        • Thoughtful says:

          She’s right! If White British people decapitated a few of the Socialist liberal loons Britain would indeed be a better place !

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  39. tomo says:

    A cartoon bison that comes out as non binary…..

    I suppose my mind was poisoned by Tom & Jerry decades ago.

       12 likes

  40. MarkyMark says:

    Just days after the government banned TikTok from all official hardware, the BBC have announced they are also “[advising] staff to delete TikTok from corporate phones because of privacy and security fears”. The BBC’s own coverage of the story boasts that the broadcaster “seems to be the first UK media organisation to issue the guidance – and only the second in the world after Denmark’s public service broadcaster.” Bravo…

    This probably hasn’t landed well with the BBC’s own “TikTok Team“, which launched this year with the hiring of dedicated “social news journalists”

    order-order.com

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  41. MarkyMark says:

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    • Kinell says:

      That’s ridiculous pay, I’m a Train driver and don’t even get that with a few days overtime.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        At least the blue labour government has given June a huge pension boost – oh it’s okay – it was to bribe the senior management to not just do private …

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  42. Terminal Moraine says:

    Remember how one special interest group are given rights to a country and governments and the media pretend they’re just creating a fairer, more equal society?

    Metro reports: “Adidas team up with Muslim hiking group this Ramadan to make the countryside more inclusive.”

    “Adidas have teamed up with walking group, Muslim Hikers, in a bid to make the outdoors a more inclusive space. Signs to Mecca have been installed along a popular Peak District hiking route, and a new prayer mat has been launched. Along with global sports retailer, Wiggle, Adidas TERREX – which offers specialist gear for outdoor pursuits – has worked closely with Muslim Hikers to identify the obstacles they face in the countryside.”

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    https://metro.co.uk/2023/03/20/adidas-team-up-with-muslim-hikers-to-make-the-outdoors-more-inclusive-18464437/

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  43. Terminal Moraine says:

    Over the weekend Neurodiversity Celebration week got some slots on Radio 5. Friday was OCD and Saturday was going to be ADHD. The drive for equality never rests… it ploughs on, continually demanding more and more resources. Celebration now being used where once ‘raising awareness’ was enough. Nudge, nudge.

    Psychiatric diagnoses seem to me strange things to celebrate, but obviously not to BBC producers for whom this sort of stuff is their bread and butter.

    The growing army of fact checkers and media/gov/tech’s moves to squash independent thought is hugely at odds with their drive to celebrate (spew forth) diversity in every single other area of life. Is it too much to ask for even 1% of progressives to spot this glaring contradiction, just once in a while? (Rhetorical question)

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  44. Docmarooned says:

    Indeed Terminal. The pharma industry and complicit so called “psychiatric leaders” are behind the medicalisation of everything including normal behaviour. They keep adding in new diagnoses to their bible the ICD to con even normal people they have some condition which must therefore need a new drug most of which have dubious efficacy and in a lot of cases cause harm.

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  45. Sluff says:

    BBC absolutely creaming themselves on the 6 pm news going apoplectic about the latest climate change report. Fire. Pestilence. Melting glaciers. Doom. Gloom.

    Yep. Let us all in the UK stop using any fossil fuels for anything and all wear hair shirts. That will reduce CO2 by a huge……1%.

    But when exactly is Greta Thunberg going to visit China?
    They are the ones without whom you can bellyache all you like but nothing will happen.

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  46. Sluff says:

    Incredibly the BBC 6 pm News had a short feature about all the so-called asylum seekers staying in luxury hotels in the UK at a taxpayer cost of £6 m per day. (they didn’t mention the taxpayer of course).

    Highlighted was a note/ spa/ golf club in Wooton Bassett. It was stated that some locals feel uneasy about you men milling around at night.

    Young men ? But the BBC,and their Leftoid pressure-group chums have told us for months, if not years, how so many of them are women and young children. They are always featured- when they are present. But now……the hotels are full of ‘young men’.

    Classic proof of the head-in-the -sand attitude of the left who shouted ‘far right racists’ when the rest of us did nothing more than point out the bl****** obvious.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      A fascinating progression in lodgings offered to our illegal invaders. A few years ago they were billeted in run down seaside hotels with shared bathroom on the landing, already too good for them, but in the last few years they have traded up the ladder – Travelodge > Premier Inn > Spa Hotels !
      And the BBC wants us to know about it, not to shame the government but gleefully to rub our noses in it.

      Meanwhile
      “Cost of living: ‘I never thought I’d be sofa-surfing at 74”

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-64983317

      “She has approached her council and housing associations but, as a single person, she is unlikely to get a two bedroomed-property.”

      BBC don’t properly explain why she needs a 2 bedroom,
      nevertheless I’m guessing the council would be as equally unenthusiastic had she applied for a one-bedroom..

      I wonder why rents have gone up?
      Apparently it’s because of inflation…
      Thick as- BBC retards.

      “She had been paying £575 in rent but due to inflation and the cost of living, local estate agents said the monthly rental fees in the West Midlands had reached a 14-year high.”

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    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Beards are a giveaway’ These migrants are NOT unaccompanied minors, ex-UKIP MEP blasts

      A FORMER UKIP MEP has savaged the Government for allowing adult migrants into the country, under the pretense they are “unaccompanied” minors.

      By LIZZIE STROMME
      07:19, Thu, Oct 20, 2016 | UPDATED: 08:13, Thu, Oct 20, 2016

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