Midweek 5 April 2023

The BBC is in its’ happy place (again)obsessed with a former head of a foreign state ( that’s President Trump ) . Spoon feeding the biased BBC version of events to innocent TV licence tax payers … please don’t pay them

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394 Responses to Midweek 5 April 2023

  1. Kaiser says:

    ohhh me again

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends,


    • MarkyMark says:

      We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill

      “We shall GIVE THEM the beaches, we shall GIVE THEM the landing grounds, we shall RUN THROUGH the WHEAT fields and in the streets, we shall HIDE in the hills; we will ALWAYS surrender TO THE EU UNELECTED GOVERNMENT.” – Theresa May (made up)


      • taffman says:

        “We shall GIVE THEM the beaches, we shall GIVE THEM the landing grounds, we shall RUN THROUGH the WHEAT fields and in the streets, we shall HIDE in the hills; we will ALWAYS surrender TO THE EU UNELECTED GOVERNMENT.”

        Your analogy could be the present Tory Government’s motto?
        They are destroying the UK.
        We, the people of Great Britain are subject to strict Border Force controls yet we are being invaded daily by unknown aliens that are not checked whatsoever !
        Tory MPs should hang their heads in shame.


        • moggie63 says:

          I love the idea that you think our politicians even understand the concept of shame.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Dear Darren Henry,

          Parliament’s £13 billion restoration.

          HS2 £150 billion, original budget £36 billion.

          Track and Trace £37 billion – no tracking or tracing where this money went.

          £1.1bn of COVID small business loans identified as fraud

          £4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”

          13 + 150 + 37 + 1.1+ 4 = £205 billion

          Nuclear reactor = £6 billion



  2. Up2snuff says:

    K, is that two in a row? In that case, we have gotta get you a three in a row. Cancel those TV Licences they chorus!


  3. MarkyMark says:

    “We will not normalise serious criminal conduct – Bragg”


    …. ha ha ha ……



  4. MarkyMark says:

    “But the suggestion that the ethnic background of the perpetrators plays an important part in abuse by gangs is hard to support, at least based on the current evidence.”

    The Home Office commissioned a study of the available data in 2020. It said:

    “The academic literature highlights significant limitations to what can be said about links between ethnicity and this form of offending.”

    “Research has found that group-based child sexual exploitation offenders are most commonly white.”

    “Some studies suggest an over-representation of Black and Asian offenders relative to the demographics of national populations.”

    It found there was limited research on offender identity and poor quality data, which made it difficult to draw conclusions, however “it is likely that no one community or culture is uniquely predisposed to offending”.


    Appalling abuse
    Prof Jay’s report describes the abuse as “appalling” and says it included the rape of girls as young as 11 by “large numbers of male perpetrators”.

    Children were raped by multiple attackers, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated, the report revealed.

    Some were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, while others were threatened with guns, made to watch “brutally violent rapes” and warned they would be next if they told anyone.

    Several councillors interviewed believed highlighting the race element would “give oxygen” to racist ideas and threaten community cohesion.


    Atmosphere of fear still exists at BBC, Savile abuse report concludes
    Dame Janet Smith inquiry involving nearly 500 witnesses for Savile and Stuart Hall sexual abuse says culture at corporation made it difficult to ‘rock the boat’


    • Fedup2 says:

      But then it comes from the definitions used by ‘academics’ and self censorship to prevent reports being labelled as ‘ racist ‘ . Therefore the research stats can be rendered unreliable .

      The methods used by paki muslim paedo rape gangs are almost a system on its own

      Further – the practices of the agencies involved will also colour the numbers – same with victims not bothering to report because they know plod and others will dismiss them

      It is what it is .


      • MarkyMark says:

        Stop Fiction (TICK)

        Stop Cartoons (TICK)

        Ensure BBC is Always Positive (TICK)

        Control Schooling (TICK)

        Control Dress Code (TICK)

        Control Immigration (TICK)

        Control A Political Party (TICK)

        Control Disagreement and Language (TICK)

        Add an Alternative Law (TICK)

        Control Food Production (TICK)

        Control Banking (TICK) ….

        The UK is headed for trouble. It already has a two-tier legal system, which has allowed Muslim rape gangs to abuse “white girls” en masse with little attention; it has at least 85 operational sharia courts that are “operating beyond the reach of British law“; and now, it is virtually requesting that Islamic banking rescue Britain due to Brexit. {jihadwatch.org sep2017}


    • theisland says:

      In the thread Charlie Peters @CDP1882 says:
      16/ During the research for my film “Grooming Gangs: Britain’s Shame” I came across a new research paper which showed that people of Muslim and especially Pakistani heritage were significantly over-represented in group based localised child sexual exploitation.

      17/ By comparing the number of prosecutions to the overall population, the NCA-cited study showed that 1 in every 2,200 Muslim men over 16 in England and Wales had been prosecuted for this crime from 1997 to 2017.

      19/ There is still more research to be done, but the Home Office Report doesn’t disprove that those of Pakistani ethnicity are over-represented. And those who claim saying so is racist are repeating what led to the scandal being hidden for so many years. Justice requires truth.

      The question is (as with all other ‘agendas’) – are those like @PippaCrerar spreading the lies deliberately with intent or are they just inordinately stupid?


      • theisland says:

        It would be a start if people had the nous, and made the effort, to deselect Muslim councillors on 4 May, instead of leaving it all up to Labour inspired ‘postal votes.’


  5. MarkyMark says:

    The following video from the floor of the lower house of the Dutch parliament was recorded back in December. It shows excerpts from an argument between Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) and Rob Jetten of the D66 party about the indoctrination of schoolchildren with LGBTQ and “trans” propaganda.


    source: https://gatesofvienna.net/


  6. MarkyMark says:

    Japan breaks with western allies and BUYS Russian oil above $60-a-barrel cap after OPEC cartel and Moscow slashed production and forced prices higher
    Japan is now the only G7 nation that is buying Russian crude above the cap which was agreed upon by the allies after the invasion of Ukraine
    Nation has almost no fossil fuel and relies on Russia imports for energy needs
    The move is a break from US-led efforts to impose the $60-a-barrel cap, but according to The Wall Street Journal , Japan got the US to agree to the exception



  7. MarkyMark says:

    Jacinda Ardern appointed trustee of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize

    END STORY … Alongside his wife Catherine, Prince William also visited New Zealand in 2019 where he met survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

    CLIMATE EMERGENCY – STOP ALL FLYING – William and Kate fly to US to promote prince’s environmental prize




  8. Guest Who says:

    Another from the BBC NA stable.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Springster been deployed?


  10. Guest Who says:

    The media. Funny bunch.

    Not Nish, obvs.


  11. tomo says:

    some BBC minion got bawled out after that


    • JohnC says:

      In response to the question prepared by the BBC:

      ‘I found the framing of it was not what I expected’

      Welcome to the BBC. They sway everything they say to their agenda.

      But I have to admit Jeffrey is a bit of a tw@t. Anyone who calls Jan 06 an insurrection is a Leftist idiot. They would have brought a few more guns if that were the case – but none of these people mention that. It was a protest and they all know it.


    • MarkyMark says:

      China on the aggressive foot – invade China to end the war and find peace.


      • JohnC says:

        lol – sounds like ‘send tanks, fighter jets and millions of shells to Ukraine to stop the war’.


    • StewGreen says:

      Here’s that Viva Frei Twitter video

      (Tomo made a typo meaning his post didn’t embed it)


  12. StewGreen says:

    Kevin Mousley “producer with BBC R4: You&Yours + occasional documentary”,
    Impartial BBC guy bullying by saying people who call out mad green policies are “fringe”


    • StewGreen says:

      In many tweets he admits to being a lefty, remainer and hater of Farage etc.

      eg “I am a veteran of various attempts to set up a populist lefty media projects”

      more examples


    • StewGreen says:

      Mousley’s tweet got zero Likes
      but it says people shouldn’t listen to Ben Pile cos he’s “fringe”

      Pile’s tweet has 36 Likes


  13. tomo says:

    Looks like the Democratic Party ( and the BBC ! ) have some trouble on their hands….

    Looks like RFK Jnr is running for POTUS


  14. taffman says:

    “Kabul embassy’s Gurkha guards face removal from UK”
    This is disgraceful! The Border Force get it wrong again.
    Perhaps the Gurkhas should get a rubber dinghy?


  15. TrickCyclist says:

    Hello there.
    I came across a news website I’ve never seen before called MyLondon (operated by Reach plc, publishers of the Daily Mirror).
    I suppose this banner is just for Ramadan. I mean, a London-based website couldn’t possibly look like this normally, could it?

    Give it time, though. . .




  16. JohnC says:

    Just reading the BBC Trump headline:

    ‘Trump accused of falsifying records to conceal crimes’

    Jesus Christ. You can’t get more vague than that. It’s like ‘News for children’.

    I’m, not sure if it’s the writer who is the child or their target audience are the immature, spiteful Leftist brats who write all the HYS comments these days.

    When I read it I can’t help thinking about the EU corruption scandal ‘Qatargate’ which is massively more important as it goes right to the top and absolutely cannot be a ‘one off’. Yet the BBC swept it straight under the carpet.

    This what I despise most about the ‘impartial BBC’. They only care about things which suit their politics. They are complete hypocrites an dhence you cannot trust a word they tell you.


  17. TrickCyclist says:

    This happened 55 years ago today, 5th April 1968.
    I think this video shows that the Britain of old was already beginning to pass away (2mins 32secs).


  18. JohnC says:



  19. Doublethinker says:

    I recommend Matthew Godwin’s new book, Values, Voice and Virtue which pulls together all of the reasons why so many of the people in the West and particularly in the UK have had enough of the established political parties and want to vote for new populist parties like Reform.
    His basic argument is that in the last thirty years politics in the once democratic west has been taken over by a well defined group of highly educated technocrats ( just because you are educated doesn’t mean that you aren’t stupid) who want to create a hyperglobalised world with mass immigration and no nation states. Some dress up as left some as centre right but on globalisation, immigration and culture they all believe the same things and they all support each other right across the globe.
    They are trying to impose this new world order on the rest of us and we are beginning to push back and they don’t like it.
    He takes a neutral stance on the issue but reports the struggle rather like a sports reporter commentating on an match but clearly thinks the new technocratic elite are far too arrogant and dismissive of those of us who don’t support them. All stuff which we are very familiar with ever since Brexit. They haven’t even bothered to try and take us with them they just want it their way and no other.

    His conclusion is best summed up in his final paragraph, ‘ And so now , once again, more than six years after the vote for Brexit, many people in the country are searching around for a radical alternative which will allow them to launch a revolt against the growing power of the new elite. The only question that remains ( no pun intended – my words) is what form this radical alternative will take and when it will arrive.’


  20. andyjsnape says:

    The biased bbc reports on Trump

    “Trump began by denying his guilt”

    Denying his guilt? So he is guilty but denying it!


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC N. America replaced Lurch with Pelosi?


    • Doublethinker says:

      I think that it is only a matter of time before anyone who is unwoke has to prove their innocence. Once accused by the woke they are presumed guilty unless they can prove otherwise. Indeed hate crime legislation in the UK already goes a long way towards this where someone can be accused of a crime with the accuser having to provide no evidence other than their own feelings.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed. Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion. And the scepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape. We who are Liberals once held Liberalism lightly as a truism. Now it has been disputed, and we hold it fiercely as a faith. We who believe in patriotism once thought patriotism to be reasonable, and thought little more about it. Now we know it to be unreasonable, and know it to be right. We who are Christians never knew the great philosophic common sense which inheres in that mystery until the anti-Christian writers pointed it out to us. The great march of mental destruction will go on. Everything will be denied. Everything will become a creed. It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face. We shall fight for visible prodigies as if they were invisible. We shall look on the impossible grass and the skies with a strange courage. We shall be of those who have seen and yet have believed.”

        ― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics


  21. Guest Who says:

    Being rammed with opinionated airheads is why the bbc is threatening its own existence.


  22. Guest Who says:

    BBC HR refers.


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC quotes single blonde.



  23. Guest Who says:

    BBC know who the country needs.


  24. Guest Who says:

    A bbc fave guest.


    • JohnC says:

      And don’t forget how these extreme nasty b@stards were singing ‘ding dong the witch is dead’ when Maggie passed away.

      The Left hate people with whome they disagree with a passion. They utterly disgust me as human beings. Scrape away their fake veneer and they are truly loathsome creatures underneath who have no ethics whatsoever. The BBC are absolutely no different to the rest of them.


    • Guest Who says:

      They bbc also feature the Graun a lot.

      By way of balance here it is citing a BBC TNI partner.

      To its reader.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Jimmy saville – loved kids too much.


  25. Guest Who says:

    The elections soon will be interesting.

    Locally, our new form of democracy council has the full support of the new form of democracy the BBC ‘funds’.


  26. Messenger says:

    As an alternative to the tasteless comments of Maguires if this world, try this obituary of Nigel Lawson



  27. MarkyMark says:

    Supporters of the project argue that by better connecting the north of the country to the midlands and the south, the railway will cause a decline in air travel and car journeys. However, according to forecasts from HS2 itself, it will not cut carbon emissions over 120 years because of the emissions caused by the overall construction and operation of the project. (To put into context however, this would still only be 1.18% of Britain’s annual transport emissions.)




    • Up2snuff says:

      MM, many years ago the loco builders, Hitachi is it?, revealed that at HS2 speeds there are zero environmental gains from electric traction, rather the reverse. None of the politicians (New/Old Labour) were paying attention to this. HS2 should have been a HS1 or 125 speed line in a small country like the UK and it should have had much better connectivity to sea ports.


    • FrankZ says:

      Turned out there was a LOT more in that picture that couldn’t be seen, and it’s worth making visible.



  28. andyjsnape says:

    Men still earn more than women in most companies

    How about looking at women taking time off for birth, taking care of kids for years.

    Maybe they should still get pay increased for doing nothing in the workplace?


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC payments to MP Diane Abbott ‘breached guidelines’
      30 August 2012


      In January Ulster Unionist peer Lord Laird complained that Ms Abbott had received five payments of £839 and one of £869 for appearances on This Week since she was promoted to the Labour front bench in 2010.


    • Guest Who says:

      Niku Calcea selected that image personally?


  29. MarkyMark says:

    Google is going to great lengths to reinforce some of the world’s undersea data cables after a series of shark bites, a product manager has revealed.



  30. Guest Who says:

    Surely BBC NI can find some dip shizzle niche pol to get upset about something to distract from actual news?


    • MarkyMark says:

      When the migrants pass through the Strait of Gibraltar, the French president orders troops to the south and addresses the nation with his plan to repel them. However, in the middle of the address, he breaks down, demanding the troops simply follow their consciences instead. Most of the troops immediately desert their posts and join the civilians as they flee north, and the south is quickly overrun by the migrants. Some of the last troops to stand their ground take refuge in a small village, along with Calguès, an old man who has chosen to remain at his home, and Hamadura, a Westernized Indian who is terrified of his “filthy, brutish” countrymen and prides himself on having more in common with whites than Indians. The troops in this village, a total of nineteen Frenchmen and one Indian, surrounded by what they deem “occupied territory”, remain the last defense of Western values and “Free France” against the immigrants.



  31. Dickie says:

    Neil Oliver:


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Coronation invites issued by King Charles and ‘Queen Camilla’




    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – I’m sure mine has turned up – I’m not going as I’m feeling Republican at the moment so you can have mine … is there a bar code on it ?


  33. tomo says:


  34. StewGreen says:

    R4 now : 20 years ago a woman married an ethnic Pakistani
    their marriage broke up
    then one day she got back to the house to find her husband had abducted her two children and taken them to Pakistan.

    She was powerless Pakistan refused her a visa.
    Her husband only once let her daughter speak to her on the phone.
    It’s a 2 episode prog.


    • StewGreen says:

      “Tracey’s children Gary and Lisa were just nine and six when her estranged husband abducted them before taking them 10,000 miles away to Pakistan, saying she would never see them again.”
      10 years later sudden contact was made
      The husband had dumped the children with his new wife in Pakistan
      and come back to UK
      Later he was prosecuted and jailed for 5 years.
      The daughter was reunited with her mother.
      Her son also came back to the UK but refuses to talk to her.


      Next prog comes on Its a 10 episode series about ethnic Africans in London
      The guy who was eventually shot in revenge for rescuing a girl who was being gang raped by his friends.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Bradford’s language bubbles: ‘it’s perfectly possible never to speak English’

      This article is more than 7 years old

      Local MP says poor standard of English among many women is a barrier to integration, but some say people should be free to speak their own language



  35. AsISeeIt says:

    Tadpole Sunak leads the march of the frogs – played to the sound of the firm smack of human rights lawyers… licking their lips edition

    You join us on a morning when the BBC doesn’t even have to pretend balance – as our entire liberal media estate indulges in a two-minute hate for Donald Trump of literally Orwellian proportions.

    Naturally the gutter press title that’s aimed directly at the prols, the Daily Star, comes closest to the mantra on the collective minds of Guardian, Telegraph, Times, FT , corporate advertising Metro and BBC… Orange Man Bad!

    Orange Man-baby makes history as he’s the first prez charged with crime (Daily Star) – they said it – the entire fourth estate were thinking it – and keen to have us think it too.

    Thought for the Day: Couldn’t have happened to a nicer man (Daily Star)

    Which tends to have this contrarian thinking – who is this latter-day Emmanuel Goldstein-type character of whom one read in some ‘O’ Level English set book by that bloke named Orwell?

    Cliffs Notes grows dusty and neglected on some tube station book exchange shelf of yore – its ears no longer dogged by reluctant pupils seeking revision – but google is a thing: Goldstein’s most significant contribution to the plot of the novel is as alleged author of the book The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism. The book contains the truth of the Party as well as a model for how to overthrow them (Spark Notes, Looking for exclusive, AD-FREE study tools?)

    Sounds like a tough read. But I’d give it go.

    Sadly, our Donald was not a biggly reader – and one is given to understand that The Art Of The Deal was a ghosty

    And as listeners who brave the achingly left LBC might perhaps consider… could it be that liberal media point man James O’Brien is a nom de guerre and an unsubtle nod to another Orwellian figure: What is the point of O’Brien in 1984? O’Brien seeks to change the core of Winston into something that Winston cannot recognize. The point is to torture him so much that he can believe whatever O’Brien wants him to believe (Medium, Stay curious. Discover stories, thinking, and expertise from writers on any topic)

    Stay curious indeed, dear readers.

    The liberal global regime friendly Financial Times doesn’t feel the need to pretend anymore: Backing Ukraine serves wider US goals – Janan Ganesh

    Remember not so very long ago when our own UK mini female Goldstein wore the face of a startled budgerigar caught in the headlights of a mysterious financial market-led coup?

    JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon has criticised regulators in the wake of recent banking turmoil for incentivising banks to load up on govenrment securites (FT) – how else are our western welfare – nay, therapeutic – states going to inflate their enormous budget deficit debts to sustainability… for a few more years at least before the excrement hits the wall – as our media whines about it hitting our rivers?

    Over there at the Keir-Starmer-man-crush Times we note the Donald pushes their object of desire off the frontpage for once.

    No matter. The editorially unclosetted, out and proud, but graphically cluttered dogs breakfast cover page of the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper finds space to put the piggie-eyed monster there for us: Three years of Starmer

    Stuck in literary mode this morning one’s mind wanders toward the title One Hundred Years of Solitude the 1967 432 (448 depending on edition) non-page turner novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez… and wonders is Sir Keir still doing that wankerish thing of testing himself and his missus for covid three times a week? And if not, why not? These are the sort of difficult policy questions a friendly media just won’t ask of the Labour leader.

    In depth – claims the ‘i’ of their Starmer feature as they associate the stuffed shirt that is Sir Keir in our minds with the jolly good bloke (forget Iraq and which former premier really ought to be in the dock this week) with Sir Tone who liked to signal his hard workerishness by adopting the rolled-up shirt sleeve order.

    The ‘i’ on Starmer: Why he’s copying Blair with ‘tough on crime’ mantra – let’s speculate… because liberal-minded policing policies and unrestricted hyper-immigration of the world’s worst has crime rocketing in our cities and alarming the electorate whilst the full weight of the regime’s law prosecutes political rivals to the max… Trump and Johnson in the dock… next Putin, they hope… while the criminals run amok?

    Don’t panic, our present PM manlet and former Goldman (not Goldstein) Sachs office boy with his green card in his back pocket and his billionaire wife’s several mansions for… Mr Biswas (1961 novel by V. S. Naipaul) – has the solutions to all our many woes… Mr Biswas the small boat new arrival apparently gets a house on the rates – bugger the rest of us.

    PM to protect biological women under changes to equality law (Telegraph) – 13 years of solicitude with the caring sharing nice party Tories… so why does this even need to be a thing?

    Criminals could be frogmarched into dock… under plans to create new legal obligation to appear in court… (Telegraph) – ‘could be‘? Is that our human rights lawyers I hear already licking their lips and counting the legal aid claims over that naff suggestion. Frogmarch? I guess what with our already curtailed defence budget, coronation full dress uniform commitment and Ukraine there’s not a dragoon left available for a bit of dragooning of criminals into the dock.

    Bring in sin taxes to save NHS, review urges (Telegraph)

    You say Sin Tax, I say syntax… let’s call the whole thing off.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Bring in sin taxes to save NHS, review urges “

      Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers. From 1 April, over £13 billion of NHS debt will be scrapped as part of a wider package of NHS reforms announced by the Health Secretary today.2 Apr 2020
      Police examine 600 cases after damning NHS baby deaths report
      This article is more than 1 year old
      Inquiry into maternity practices at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trust finds 201 babies could have survived with better care
      National FGM Support Clinics
      -Female genital mutilation (FGM)


  36. MarkyMark says:

    The Age of Enlightenment or the Enlightenment[note 2] was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries with global influences and effects.[2][3] The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on the value of human happiness, the pursuit of knowledge obtained by means of reason and the evidence of the senses, and ideals such as natural law, liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government, and separation of church and state.[4][5]


    Labour conference: Wrong to say that only women have a cervix, says Keir Starmer
    MP Rosie Duffield staying away from Brighton gathering over online threats

    Andrew Woodcock
    Political Editor
    Sunday 26 September 2021 13:54


  37. MarkyMark says:





    • JohnC says:

      Far-Left dirty b@stards. You can be 100% certain Krankie knew about it. But the BBC won’t go anywhere near that one.

      And they had full BBC support throughout. Birds of a feather.


  38. tomo says:


    the obvious antics at SNP have been studiously ignored by a raft of institutions – now it remains to be seen how emboldened the crooks were by that…

    That CalMac ferry build seems likely to provide some ripe tales.


  39. tomo says:

    The punishment will continue until morale improves?

    I wonder when the BBC will do “What are power showers ? – what you need to know”


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Tomo

      I’ve a power shower, I should be ashamed, and smell also


    • MarkyMark says:

      NOT IN 650 MP houses!


    • Northern Dreamer says:

      Wouldn’t reducing legal and illegal immigration help reduce water consumption? Increasing our population by 10% in a decade is going to create a strain on resources. They always look for a way to punish everyone, and not the cause.


  40. andyjsnape says:

    I work in IT, and found this relating to Windows 11

    Windows Update is now carbon aware

    Windows 11 is carbon aware, the bbc would be proud

    Think how much electricity could be saved by turning off all the PCs – maybe microsoft could do an article on that


    • tomo says:

      walk/cycle to your vehicle MoT test – or something

      Absolutely no mission creep there – no, siree…


  41. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news PR
    #3 item was Peter Murrel* has been arrested
    Yet if there is any negative news about Trump, they lead with it.

    ie they are severely anti-Righty above anything else

    * Murrel is Sturgeon’s husband and until recently chair of the SNP CEO


    • StewGreen says:

      There’s a reason why libmob are obsessed with saying “look over there at Trump !”

      at 11am the news still not lead with Murrel
      instead we got “mother of daughtermurdered in Hull says something 2 years after the trial and you know that is connected to this week’s trial in LIverpool where the perp refused to attend sentencing”
      bit tangential there cos the perp in the Hull case did attend sentencing

      #2 Tickborn Encephalitis detected in Yorkshire

      #3 “Now news on Nicola Sturgeon, her husband has been arrested
      .. it’s over an investigation into its finance”

      #4 Motorbike novice rider hub has been set up ..PRasNews

      #5 “News from a teachers union conference One in Five teachers have been FORCED to take on a second job in order to make ends meet. BS BS
      “nearly a quarter of teachers said they have skipped meals to save money”
      BS .. basic food is very cheap still”
      .. Red-io Humberside is basically a union press office

      #6 “Research says MEN still earn more than women”
      lefty sexism


      • StewGreen says:

        12pm news order change slightly
        #1 Mother says
        #2 Murrel arrested .. “Sturgeon says her decision to step down was not connected to SNP finances” .. yeh right

        No news about new motorbike centre
        instead #3 “A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a collision with a lorry yesterday”

        #4 A Social Care Campaigner who owns care homes say

        #5 Tick story

        #6 “Grimsby free fun run places” (sponsored by Orsted wind farm corp) #PRasNews
        Why the heck should you pay money to run for 1 Km ?


        • tomo says:

          Why the heck should you pay money to run for 1 Km ?

          I bag full of leftover DONG promotional swag?


  42. Fedup2 says:

    Not exactly BBC

    I’m in an airport lounge due to return to Blighty for Easter – feet washing tomorrow then the full (RC)show across the weekend .

    But reading comments here – particularly about ‘banning ‘ made me think about the first time I read 1984 – which I know is already banned in some countries and will – no doubt – be ‘refined ‘ or banned here pretty soon.

    I keep putting 1984 back on my read again list – I’ve still got the copy from when I was 15 doing it for English lit o level ..(A)

    But it strikes me how accurate orwell was – and how ignorant the ‘banners’ are – what ever it might be – wet wipes yesterday – power showers today .

    Look – I know this stuff is aimed at causing anger – selling papers – but there is a deep mental disorder now which just wants to control and ban – just like 1984 – which I regarded as ‘a place somewhere else ‘ – but now ‘somewhere else ‘ is here .
    And there appears no remedy ….


    • Fedup2 says:

      Fahrenhiet 451 dealt with book burning but thats another story.,,


    • tomo says:

      Remember when Kindle launched and Amazon “pranked” users by remotely deleting 1984 from any devices that had a copy?

      elsewhere and afaics on point:


  43. StewGreen says:

    ITV reporter’s video shows the police operation at Sturgeon’s house is quite big


    • Fedup2 says:

      Is that true ? Bodies buried garden ? Blame the English( Westminster ) it’s always them ….

      Did the BBC put the cliff Richard helicopter up ?


      • AsISeeIt says:

        As the proverbial police inspector said to the suspect politician with some dodgy-looking mounds in his backyard: “Been doing some Barry Gardining lately have we, Sir?”


  44. Thoughtful says:

    Something of a comfort if it turns out to be true:


  45. G says:

    £2.45 Trillion, National Debt last release January 23. Rising by the day. A Government that is determined to coax up inflation as much as it can to reduce the ND, or, at least, the interest paid over to support the ND.
    We, as a country are broke and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Printing money for years causes inflation. Which, in turn, erodes any fiat currency you hold whether cash or invested sums.


    “Printing more money doesn’t increase economic output – it only increases the amount of cash circulating in the economy. If more money is printed, consumers are able to demand more goods, but if firms have still the same amount of goods, they will respond by putting up prices. In a simplified model, printing money will just cause inflation.”


    It’s all coming home to roost.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thank you for that sobering number – do you – by any chance – have the daily interest repayment ….?

      At least when the current blue labour lot are thrown out the note the chief secretary of the Treasury will leave will read

      ‘There s no borrowed money left “ – shameful …. Yet if you listen to bbc consumer rights shows there’s always another money tree…


    • Up2snuff says:

      G, inflation does not reduce the National Debt; it makes it worse!


      • G says:

        Up2, I meant ‘eat away at’ rather than reduce.


        • Up2snuff says:

          G, doesn’t do that either. What happens with inflation is that Government costs rise. Why do you think, despite massive inflation of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s our debts from WW1 and WW2 were only paid off this century?


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      US heading towards $51tn debt, 109% of GDP… is “fiscally sustainable”.


  46. atlas_shrugged says:

    Ex Pfizer VP not taking the jabba-jabba:


    • MarkyMark says:

      In the 1970s and 1980s, a large number of people – most of whom had haemophilia – were infected with hepatitis C and HIV, the virus that leads to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), as a result of receiving contaminated clotting factor products. In the United Kingdom, these were supplied by the National Health Service (NHS) with many of the products being imported from the USA.

      The Infected Blood Inquiry statistics report, published in September 2022, set out to establish the true numbers of those infected and includes David Spiegelhalter among its authors. The report found that around 1,250 people with bleeding disorders were infected with HIV in the UK and that at least a further 2,400 people were infected with Hepatitis C.[2]


      1,250 people with bleeding disorders were infected with HIV in the UK and that at least a further 2,400 people were infected with Hepatitis C



      • atlas_shrugged says:

        Will it take Spiegelhalter another 50 years to work out that the clot-shot is harmful?


        • StewGreen says:

          Spiegelhalter seems to say benefits are bigger than the harms

          The fallacy is that should never compare raw deaths
          cos A young person’s death vs an oldie, is an apples vs oranges comparison.
          Secondly each death is important to family members

          If 1,000 grannies die WITH covid 1 week earlier than expected
          that is equivalent to 1 youngster dying 1,000 weeks earlier than expected.
          1,000 weeks is about 20 years

          If someones dies at 20 instead of 80
          their loss is 3,000 weeks


          • MarkyMark says:

            A radio presenter died due to complications from the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a coroner has found. Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died at the age of 44 in May after developing headaches a week after getting her first dose of the vaccine.26 Aug 2021


          • kingkp says:

            Spiegelhalter is an idiot. No one died from the Covaids because it only exists in the minds of those who follow the fake stream media. I know of not one unvaccinated person who has been hospitalised or has died these last three years. Not one. The vast majority of excess deaths over the last two-plus years are clearly caused by the jabs. We are seeing healthy people of a very young age simply dropping dead. We are seeing the same with professional sportsmen. We have the ONS figures, even if they are fraudulent. Anyone who has been jabbed within the last 14 days post-jab is considered unvaccinated, yet most deaths and injuries occur within the first 48 hours of the stab. If he wishes to continue to believe in myths he can do so. But he is a dangerous, useful idiot.


            • atlas_shrugged says:

              Spiegelhalter should follow his own logic. He needs to start playing Russian roulette. Five out of six people survive – so it must be a good thing.


      • Fedup2 says:

        My cousins husband was a good honest decent hardworking and loving man . He was a haemophiliac . He got infected by state provided clotting agents . He died a horrible – slow -horrible death . My cousin and family were never the same. So I curse the vermin who did it – covered it up – I wish them the same slow death .


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Paging Marianna…


  47. theisland says: