Weekend 1 April 2023

All Fools . A day when it was fairly easy to spot the April Fools gags . But now that the world has gone truly mad – it’s far more tricky – such as people still paying for a TV Licence . Just Stop .

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185 Responses to Weekend 1 April 2023

  1. tomo says:


  2. Zephir says:

    Editorial here, a subject I have touched on before:

    “PETER HITCHENS: The country was misled on a vital matter – and it wasn’t Boris Johnson’s parties

    This country’s attitude towards events in Ukraine is based on a slavish decision to do what the Americans tell us to do, rather than on any serious estimate of our own national interest. I believe this may drag us into prolonged war.

    Even the poor King must take part, forced to say during his German visit that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was ‘unprovoked’. This assertion is highly contentious and makes our monarch look silly and ill-informed.

    Even the anti-Russian Washington hawk Robert Kagan has clearly stated that it was provoked. Provocation does not, of course, justify any such invasion, but admitting that it took place might make our own policy less wildly militant and risky.

    It is regrettable but true that most of our media and political class are unaware of one of the biggest events in modern European history – that this crisis began with the lawless overthrow of Ukraine’s legitimately elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, in 2014. There is little doubt that this coup had Western backing.

    Peaceful protests in Kiev had been infiltrated by ultra-Right thugs.

    As the Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko wrote in The Guardian soon before the putsch: ‘Before the start of full-fledged street violence on 19 January, Western media were naively celebrating the ‘European values’ of the movement – despite the fact that the xenophobic, homophobic, nationalist Svoboda party had, with even more extreme groups, been involved in Euromaidan – as the protests are known – almost from the beginning.

    They were using far-Right slogans, fighting with the police, leading occupations of administrative buildings and dismantling monuments.

    Yet neither the incidents of torture, lynching and public humiliation of alleged thieves in the protest camp, nor the beatings of homeless and drunk people nearby, have made it into the international media.’

    David Roman, then a correspondent in Kiev for the Wall Street Journal, has since described the events: ‘I must correct the impression… that a courageous popular response to armed repression led to victory for the protesters.

    On the contrary, on the last days of February 2014, armed thugs – many, if not most, heavily armed far-Right and neo-Nazi activists from western Ukraine – stormed Maidan square, killing and capturing police officers and forcing the hand of a government that, as well as being unpopular, was bankrupt and diplomatically isolated.

    Some people… may think this good and proper, so that Ukraine has a pro-EU, pro-American government.

    Personally, I was struck by the image of a democratically elected president escaping his country in the middle of the night, chased by hooligans holding Waffen-SS banners.’



  3. tomo says:


  4. Richard Pinder says:

    The Neil Oliver Show on GB News interviewed Dr Jim Thorp, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Must be the first mention of the Pfizer documents on GB News since Dr Naomi Wolf on the Mark Steyn Show. Talked about the experimental mRNA jabs for pregnant women. Other doctor called the mRNA jab a vaccine and did not seem to be working on a pregnancy ward. Pfizer documents show that 100 people died every week. Massive increase in pregnancy problems after the mRNA jab rollout. Dramatic decrease in infertility. Dr Jim Thorp mentioned that hydroxychloroquine had been used for many years for autoimmune conditions. Mentioned US Government data showing that 33% of Americans had complications after an mRNA jab.


  5. AsISeeIt says:

    Living in an April Fool’s paradice edition

    One reads how the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 took nine days, or some such, to bring over 300,000 troops back to Britain.

    Rishi has six months to sort boats crisis – so says the Sunday Express this morning. Six months! Doesn’t quite add up, does it?

    Not when you further consider the government could bring in innovative powers to shut down half the economy and lock us in our homes in March 2020 by executive dictat – practically overninght.

    Staff can sue their boss if customers offend them (Sunday Telegraph) – nope, that doesn’t make much sense either.

    Another present day conundrum is how come the supposedly Tory Times and Sunday Times titles now regularly shill for the Labour leader: I know what a woman is, insists Starmer

    I’m not sure that even Tony Blair’s spin doctors par excellence – Mandelson and Campbell – ever had the Sunday Times editorial singing from their hymn sheet.

    Cows will get flatulence blockers so UK can hit net zero goal (Sunday Telegraph) – please, god, someone tell me that’s a late April Fool’s gag!


    • Fedup2 says:

      As I see it – I think April fool I’d likely to be destroyed by woke and the current madness – just another tiny harmless bit of British culture lost –
      I suspect next year ‘April fool ‘ will be banned one Friday afternoon in parliament by some woke female far left spiteful red labour type because ‘certain group might be offended ‘ – which is enough to criminalise human activity these days …

      Make it an offence to be offended ….


    • Guest Who says:

      “ Staff can sue their boss if customers offend them (Sunday Telegraph) – nope, that doesn’t make much sense either”

      It does surely if you are Ms. Spring, your boss is The Ever Flush BBC and….?

      Lucky TVL payer.


  6. taffman says:

    “Dover ferry queues: Delays persist despite extra overnight Channel crossings”
    What the French need to realise is, that this will put people off taking holidays in Europe. The EU loses revenue from tourism.
    Funny how illegals can pour in to Britain ad lib , un checked .
    Another ‘nail in the coffin’ for the incompetent Tory government. The Beeboids and rejoinders will use this fiasco to blame Brexit?


  7. Messenger says:

    My grandson’s motor bike was stolen from where he lives . A couple of weeks later the police rang him to say they had found it and they would send someone to collect it. By the time they got there it had disappeared, never to be seen again.


    • StewGreen says:

      If you want stuff back
      Tell Facebook first
      then call the police second

      If you want action cos someone used hurty woods against you on Facebook or Twitter,
      call the police first.


      • Zephir says:

        Update on mountain bike: police said to put it in a communal area. I contacted a local cllr to put details on facebook but the bike disappeared overnight after 11 pm.

        The only people walking at that time are returning from the pub up the road.

        If someone does respond to Facebook I will advise they sue the police for cost of replacement.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Messenger – my sympathies – I was 21when my 126cc Honda was stolen whilst I was at work . I got a call to ‘identify the body ‘ – all I got was the plastic side panel …. It’s best sometimes not to get something like that back because it’s never the same …
      I hope your grandson is a good rider and always assumes every one is is ‘bad’…. That’s the attitude I take when on my 300cc scooter now …


  8. Guest Who says:

    Any the wiser?


    • JohnC says:

      lol – a new way for the BBC to tell us a story without having to give us any information whatsoever about who did it by referring to them by their age !!!.

      ‘On Saturday evening four men, aged 24, 29, 36 and 38, were charged with affray and disorderly behaviour.

      The men aged 24, 29 and 38 were also charged with common assault.’

      While I was there, I did a check to see what else was buried in ‘regions’ that I didn’t see which would be far more significant than a story about how old 4 men are.

      Lo and behold these men:

      Were found guilty of murdering this man:

      … and also this man:

      Was stabbed right through the heart and lung by yet another 15 year old ‘who cannot be named for legal reasons’. And the BBC don’t bat an eyelid because they don’t care.

      They should have a separate main section called ‘enrichment’ to put these in so we can find them more easily and see all the lies by omission the BBC get up to.


      • Guest Who says:

        Bask in the diversity…


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Murphy’s Second Law:
        ‘If the ethnicity of a criminal is not mentioned then it is 99% percent certain that they are a member of an ethnic minority group’.


      • taffman says:

        “no names no pack drill”


    • Guest Who says:

      Zoe continues the BBC trend in analytical story excellence.


  9. StewGreen says:

    Afghanistan : 3 British men being held by Taliban secret police

    Charity medic Kevin Cornwell, 53
    , ‘danger tourist’ Miles Routledge, 23,
    and another British national who manages a hotel for aid workers in Kabul have been held by the Taliban’s secret police since early January

    Is he named Mohammed ?

    I expect hundreds of Afghanis have got British passports over the years
    and many of them have gone back, some on the Taliban side and some not on their side.


  10. Guest Who says:

    So long as you maintain your own personal buzzing drone squadron over your empty skull to dob in all and sundry 360 degrees 24/7..


    • Non Snowflake says:

      “I would prefer not to use helmets in photos”

      There’s certainly a giant helmet in that photo………


      • Fedup2 says:

        Vine has built an image of the cyclist as a self centred totalitarian who is always right – and all non cyclists are evil deniers ….. ride carefully vine ….


  11. Guest Who says:

    Brando speaks for the nation’s sources, with cameras.

    He really is a prissy git.


  12. Dickie says:

    Since it is a Sunday, an article for those who are still interested in our Christian affairs:



    • MarkyMark says:

      Fruitful means that churches need to pay attention
      to their mission to poorer communities; to children,
      young people and schools; to creation care; to the global
      church; to deepening discipleship; and to the quality of
      community life within each church.
      Sustainable means that churches need to have plans in
      place for bringing people to a new faith; to growing the
      faith of those who are already Christians; to patterns of
      leadership that are life-giving rather than exhausting;
      to enabling a wide variety of callings, both within and
      beyond the church; to paying their way financially; and to
      their church buildings

      Click to access On-The-Way-Introduction-2021.pdf

      He wrote: ‘Church buildings are seen as “limiting factors”, whereas front rooms, shopping malls and football stadiums are the preferred and trendy venues.

      trendy venues

      trendy venues

      And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.


  13. Zephir says:

    Palm Sunday today

    One news article buried in Europe news on the bbc about the Pope recovering


    THREE bloody news stories in last week about rama pissing dan and references to endless programmes



    • Dickie says:

      “Rama pissing Dan”. Must remember to use that as a username on Twitter😂😂


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I can’t help feeling that they’ve somehow missed a PR trick here.
      The Pope should have went into hospital with this serious illness by Good Friday and then return fully fit on Easter Monday.


    • Non Snowflake says:

      There was some footy on Sky the other day where the game was stopped after about 25 minutes so the Muslims et al could take on board food and drink after having ram-a-dame all day.

      Nice to see them adapting to the UK way of life and not causing any disruption at all…….


    • Fedup2 says:

      For the record – my church was packed out – it is of the ‘papal ‘ variety ….


  14. tomo says:

    The woman the FBI schemed to kidnap is now being sprayed (uninvited) into my Twitter feed – why?

    Quite a lot of similarly uninvited coverage of Kamala Harris in Africa too – balanced by some people who aren’t impressed by word salad.


    • Fedup2 says:

      DT carries a very late April fool involving a scouse ‘girl ‘ who is the UK rep in some queer euro pop thing – she has expressed the view that when the last PM got the Chinese virus bad he didn’t deserve a hospital bed .

      I am of the view that such kidults expressing such view the ‘goes around comes around ‘ thing kicks in …and perhaps the grim reaper will move her further up the list ….Liverpool eh ? 10th in the table …


      • theisland says:

        Winter George on itbbcb 6 hours ago
        The far-left BBC’s choice for the UK at eurovision, Mae Muller, (no, me neither) has been outed by The Telegraph as being an anti-Tory, anti-Boris, anti-British far-left activist. “I hate Britain”, being one of her choice comments. As with all lefty types, she is a total hypocrite – she is more than happy to take the coin and adulation to represent the country she hates and has clearly held her back so badly.

        Why, one might ask, did the BBC pick this person?

        I think we know why. Everything they do, and I mean absolutely everything, has an agenda behind it. Nothing is accidental.

        Close them down.


  15. tomo says:

    Twitter manipulation


  16. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China’s ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood. In this far-reaching and original investigation, Martin Jacques offers provocative answers to some of the most pressing questions about China’s growing place on the world stage.


      Ninety-four percent of the population still believes they are one race-“Han Chinese.” The strong sense of superiority rooted in China’s history promises to resurface in twenty-first century China and in the process strengthen and further unify the country.


  17. StewGreen says:

    Australia : Are Tories always a bit thick ?
    People like complicated stories they prefer simplistic untruths, but buckle up

    Kellie-Jay Keen (Posie Parker) took her Let Women Speak rallies to Australia
    .. antifa prepared the ground by rigging her Wikipedia page to falsely say she is associated with neoNazis
    Someone arranges for a bunch of blokes who look like cos-play-Nazis to turn up at the rally in Melbourne
    One seems to do a friendly fist bump with a police officer as the police let them through into the rally.

    An Australian female Liberal MP (ie Tory) Moira Deeming attends the rally to speak

    The frothing Labour an frothing media froth

    John Pesutto the state leader of the state Tories then makes a decision
    “Oh I don’t like the lefties and media saying nasty things about our party, so I WILL SHUT THIS WOMAN MP UP, I’ll throw her out of the party .. ”
    He then goes on TV to say “I’m disgusted that this woman attended a rally where there were Nazis and here’s a big list of times the speaker Kellie-Jay has associated with Nazis, Hate Hate Hate ”
    reads out the false list he got off Wikipedia.

    She shuts up off the media but does speak in the party meeting
    Saying her background is she was raped multiple times as a child
    and that her close uncle survived the holocaust.
    Thus MPs don’t expel her
    Instead he expels her for 9 months and runs to the ABC saying party are not evil Nazis they are nice and that Moira Deeming has condemned Kellie
    Moira then tweets that she hasn’t

    Then there is a local By-election which the Liberals lose for a variety of reasons
    And then Billy Bragg tweets : ‘see the Liberals are the party of Hate , that’s why they didn’t win’


    New video about the event .. https://youtu.be/0DxrneulaLY


  18. MarkyMark says:

    officially called vocational education and training centers

    The Xinjiang internment camps,[note 1] officially called vocational education and training centers (Chinese: 职业技能教育培训中心)[12] by the government of China,[13][14][15][16] are internment camps operated by the government of Xinjiang and the Chinese Communist Party Provincial Standing Committee. Human Rights Watch says that they have been used to indoctrinate Uyghurs and other Muslims since 2017 as part of a “people’s war on terror”, a policy announced in 2014.[1][17][18]
    The camps have been criticized by the governments of many countries and human rights organizations for alleged human rights abuses, including mistreatment, rape, and torture, with some of them alleging genocide.[19]

    Some 40 countries around the world have called on China to respect the human rights of the Uyghur community,[20] including countries such as Canada, Germany, Turkey, Honduras and Japan.

    The governments of more than 35 countries have expressed support for China’s government.[21][22][23]

    40 against / 35 for and increasing.



  19. theisland says:

    With links to all Mark’s shows last week.

    As an aside, with the blatant politicisation of the American justice system (same here Tucker) Mark’s case against Ofcom is doubly important.


  20. MarkyMark says:

    Braverman says Rwanda is safe for migrants despite evidence of 2018 killings

    safe for migrants

    Manchester Arena bomber was rescued from Libya by Royal Navy
    Salman Abedi was 19 when he boarded the HMS Enterprise in Tripoli in August 2014 with his younger brother Hashem and more than 100 other British citizens.30 Jul 2018


    safe for migrants

    On 22 March 2020, 7-year-old Emily Grace Jones[1] was stabbed at Queen’s Park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, while riding her scooter and died shortly afterwards.[2][3] Eltiona Skana, a 30-year-old Albanian woman unknown to the Jones family, was arrested on the scene and later charged with murder.[4][5]


    safe for migrants

    On 15 October 2021, David Amess, a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for Southend West, died after being stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church Hall in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British man and Islamic State sympathiser, was arrested at the scene. He was found guilty of murder and the preparation of terrorist acts in April 2022, and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order.


    safe for migrants

    Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:37 pm, 20th April 2016
    The first priority of government is the safety and security of its citizens (safe for migrants ) , and the Government have always made the integrity of the UK border a priority. We will never compromise on keeping the people of this country safe from terrorism, criminality and illegal immigration.



    • Guest Who says:

      An idiotic gotcha attempt from the bottle blonde BBC slack jawed pol talker, no doubt via a Panorama investigation and Springster doing a bit more research on Google.

      Beyond the fact it is another country, what were the full circumstances? Getting in to the U.K. by illegal means does not mean you are suddenly covered by U.K. kneeling bobbies offering cups of tea.

      If these guys were kicking off after a day’s electrical work and jumping a Tube barrier, would they be safer in the Met’s London?

      Or just about any US city?

      Or France?

      Or COVID Oz/NZ?



  21. Fedup2 says:

    Seems Obama has decided the false US President is too old to travel …. He is going to meet his IRA buddies and be a plastic paddy in NI – but will be too tired as Head of State to attendthe crowning of a ‘special relationship ‘(lie) in England ……
    Obviously it’s no loss – maybe he’ll send the VP idiot but it’s a high risk letting her out of the cage …..


    • tomo says:

      not too old to threaten folk though

      – always been a nasty piece of work


      • Fedup2 says:

        I do wonder exactly how many people really voted for him- as opposed to industrial levels of well disguised fraud … at all levels …


        • tomo says:

          Lower than you think….

          The Dems are way too smug about getting away with it


      • MarkyMark says:


        President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

        Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

        You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

        Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

        ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 


        Thank you again for contacting us,

        BBC Complaints Team


  22. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Fuel duty is currently levied at a flat rate of 52.95p per litre for both petrol and diesel, while VAT at 20% is then charged on both the product price and the duty.


      • StewGreen says:

        before that there is also a mining tax imposed on UK fossil fuels

        whereas there is zero mining tax on wind/solar
        but magic unicorns make up for all gaps in government income.


  23. MarkyMark says:

    A court in Rwanda sentenced a Chinese businessman to 20 years in prison for torture after he was filmed beating a local man last year.
    Sun Shujun, the manager of a mine in the west of the country, had been accused of beating his workers in a case that drew attention because he was filmed whipping a man tethered to a pole on the ground.


    Judge Jacques Kanyarukiga said it was clear that Sun “tortured the victims and issued corporal punishment with malicious intent, and this is a grave crime”.


  24. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      From John Gatto, it’s not just children that don’t want to know about the real working world anymore. Swap child for adults in the following article …

      The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This defies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of what big people were up to was always the most exciting occupation of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days and who can blame them? Toys are us. … Time for a return to democracy, individuality, and family. I’ve said my piece. Thank you. {naturalchild.org – john gatto – jan1990}

      relates to Westerners: Guilty of Reading the News {atestoneinstitute.org 27sep2017}

      – this is also why NewsPapers should link to a report if it is mentioned and not make it paywall’d



    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I think you’ll find that’s “art”. Not quite Rembrandt is it?


  25. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Why is it that our government is doing all the things that the majority don’t want while at the same time not doing all the things that people actually DO want.

    We (the majority) do not want heat pumps, electric cars, LTN and ULEZ zones, 15 minute Cities, windmills, all the woke rubbish, all the net zero rubbish, all the green crap, all the diversity bosses plus everything that goes with it, we don’t want to lead the world by ruining our economy to reduce our 1% of the man made carbon which is only 3% of all the carbon produced making our contribution 0.03% and all the other things they are doing to us against our wishes.

    What we DO want is migration/immigration controlled, Brexit done properly, police tackling proper crime and not hurty texts, real sentencing for criminals, actually do something about the tens of thousands of little girls being raped by these enricher grooming gangs, stop the boats completely and do not allow anyone ashore plus so many other things that we want doing but are being ignored.

    I wish Reform, UKIP and the others would get their act together.
    In the Netherlands, the Farmers are now the biggest Party and I bet they will become much bigger next time as people realise it’s not a wasted vote.
    If these Reform type Parties get a decent vote I think the next vote will be much bigger when people see their vote is no longer wasted.
    Instead of voting for one Party to keep the other out or voting for the least worst Party people can vote for a Party that will do what they want.

    Maybe our politicians think they are being macho by defying and denying the voters wishes or they might even think they are right but they are voted in to run the Country for the population and not to ignore all the things we want whilst doing all the things we don’t want.

    Here’s a question.
    Are they doing anything that the majority want them to do (and I don’t mean Brexit because they are making a right dogs breakfast out of it)


    • Docmarooned says:

      Excellent post EG. Could not agree more!


      • Fedup2 says:

        I gave up being deluded that I live in a democracy . It isn’t – maybe it never was . But recent years have highlighted the Westminster group think – the majority in the Commons are made of the same stuff – controversy is manufactured – but their policies ‘ outlook are broadly the same – and not mine . I used to vote Tory out of self interest and my distaste for welfare dependency . But I won’t be doing it again .

        When the next election comes hundred of blue labour MPs will look like stunned cows in the slaughter house as they lose their seats . The red lot will jump up and down – but in truth there won’t be much difference – taxes will go up – restrictions on freedoms will continue .

        It’s unfortunate that voters like ‘popular ‘ figures like Johnson – but when he gets power – 80 seats – he did what his woke wife told him to do and thankfully got dumped .

        Richi believes in the same thing as starmer – there is no one of the Right . I’m seriously thinking of leaving Britain – mainly because to me it’s not Britain any more – it’s rapidly declining mush with no one to stop it ….

        .. the nearest we got was the shyster Farage – who prefers the TV to real change – if he believed in anything – he’d have engaged the political process – but I suppose he got bought off somewhere ….


    • MarkyMark says:



  26. StewGreen says:

    Climate Change now on Countryfile
    Drought Porn is really importan to the BBC these days , so Tom Heap is doing another item
    So he can shout Climate Change and pretend the UK is becoming a desert
    Which is actually far from true.
    IPCC have always predicted the UK would have warmer wetter summers.

    Heap is showing us dry fields of Richard Heady in Buckinghamshire
    Must be old footage cos in March Buckinghamshire had more than double normal rainfall.


    • StewGreen says:

      Eh up that drought farmer tweeted he had 11cm of rain last month
      Headys farm @HeadysFarm Apr 1
      February 6.1mm rain, March 107.9mm rain😲, a lot can change in a month!
      I guess I’ll keep busy with the winter cattle feeding and bedding routine,
      and not field work for a while! #farming @SencropUK


  27. Scroblene says:

    “By Becky Morton & Laura Kuenssberg
    BBC News
    Suella Braverman has insisted Rwanda is a safe country for migrants, despite evidence that 12 Congolese refugees were shot dead by police there in 2018.”

    What an utterly pathetic piece of poor, uninteresting rubbish the beebesses have produced here.

    ‘Insisted’, and a reference to something that happened in another shithole five years ago doesn’t fill me with much interest, but presumably the lefty undermanagers have done a Google and found something to wet their little knickers about!



  28. MarkyMark says:

    What stupidity is this?
    This government is as woke as it gets, don’t let them try to fool you into thinking otherwise!


  29. MarkyMark says:



  30. MarkyMark says:

    BBC “3 things we love today”
    The holy month of Ramadan is here, but how much do you know about it? Test your knowledge in this 5

    “In Mecca, only Muslims are allowed, while non-Muslims may not enter or pass through. Attempting to enter Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in penalties such as a fine; being in Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in deportation.”

    being in Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in deportation

    being in Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in deportation

    being in Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in deportation


  31. Charlie Farley says:

    Antiques Roadshow…..down to its usual standard with its anti British Colonial history ……back to YouTube then ,
    Cancel your License it’s the only way !


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Time to ask Danes and Sandi Toksvig for money back ….

    A.D. 980-1016
    It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
    “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: —
    “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: —

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!”




    • Fedup2 says:

      Is that one still sick ? Anyway – time for the start the week thread …..


  33. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR
    0 to 1m00s PR for police traffic cameras
    1m00s Scamton illegals camp news
    1m36s the start of 3 long black interest items
    #1 “The Sister of the black guy killed in a Hull police cell
    has spoken after the gathering to commemorate 25 years since his death’

    2:15 News about the gay lack South African dancer from Strictly who did their same sax dance segments
    His 2 tour dates in Bridlington got cancelled at the last moment.

    2m35s Caribbean WWII RAF memorial in Filey to crew unveiled
    The black bloke Glenn said some ridiculous things
    ‘There are people both young and old who simply don’t know that People of Colour fought and died alongside their British counterparts in both WW1 and WW2

    Sad that these brave young men who came from the Caribbean has been pretty much erased from the history books
    .. they’ve been made invisible , with this plaque they will become visible gain

    Invisible, nope the media give them plenty of time,
    And the two wars were world wars and people from across the British Empire helped out
    it’s just the numbers from the Caribbean weren’t huge
    A total of 236 Caribbean volunteers were killed or reported missing during the Second World War
    Whereas Over 27,000 Australians were killed during World War

    And for WW1 1,200 Caribbean soldiers were killed or died
    86 metals were won for gallantry
    For Australian soldiers the latest figure for those killed is given as 62,000.

    He said it was a battle to get a memorial
    I’m not sure if that is true
    He said his uncle trained at RAF Filey in old Butlins camp so he wanted to put in in a park alongside the memorials to local people who had died
    but the council thought it would detract away from them
    So his memorial is on a house down the road.
    Dunno why the didn’t put it near to the actual base which is 2 miles south of Filey.
    Web story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-65141777


    • StewGreen says:

      One guy featured said he is proud for his comrades
      flippin heck
      the war finish 78 years ago
      What is he ? a 96 year old that joined at 17 and served for 1 year ?

      Then the weather lady came on Kawser Quamer the Muslim one from BBC Scotland
      In the entire show only white male speaking was a BBC reporter in the Scampton bit
      Everyone else was either female or black.