Start the Week 10 April 2023

It seems the BBC is upset with Twitter because the BBC on it is described as ‘government funded media’. The BBC has past history of being sensitive about the truth being pronounced . So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is upset now . Maybe the BBC should think about not being ‘state funded ‘ and stand alone like a proper broadcaster – not one which is a leach on the honest decent taxpayer .

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222 Responses to Start the Week 10 April 2023

  1. Guest Who says:

    Have they deployed Springster again?


    • Guest Who says:

      Just read the comments on the Telegraph threat.

      Ooooh boy.

      BBC PR and its media mates so did not read the room.


    • Dickie says:

      BBC establishes the Trusted News Initiative
      Following a summit held during the summer of 2019, the BBC announces the creation of the Trusted News Initiative. The group announces several initiatives, including:

      Early Warning System: creating a system so organisations can alert each other rapidly when they discover disinformation which threatens human life or disrupts democracy during elections. The emphasis will be on moving quickly and collectively to undermine disinformation before it can take hold
      Media Education: a joint online media education campaign to support and promote media education messages
      Voter Information: co-operation on civic information around elections, so there is a common way to explain how and where to vote
      Shared learning: particularly around high-profile elections
      Partner organisations at the summit include The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Facebook, Financial Times, First Draft, Google, The Hindu, and The Wall Street Journal. Other partners are AFP, CBC/Radio-Canada, Microsoft, Reuters, and The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and they announce they are also consulting Twitter on areas of potential collaboration.


      • Richard Pinder says:

        Mass murder by the BBC, using disinformation which threatens human life, by labelling Ivermectin a horse wormer. BBC type moron says “I would rather die than eat horse paste”

        Mass murder by the BBC, using disinformation which threatens human life, by labelling the mRNA poison a Vaccine. BBC type moron says “I would rather die than be called an antivaxer”

        Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says the BBC disrupts American democracy during elections through the use of propaganda and censorship.


      • MarkyMark says:

        THE BBC must be tougher on fake news and bias and not give airtime to “total nonsense”, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock said.

        BBC BIAS BLAST Culture Secretary Matt Hancock slams BBC for giving pro-Kremlin guests airtime on Russian nerve agent attack and calls for it to be tougher on fake news
        The MP said the corporation should not be giving airtime to ‘total nonsense’ and should state which facts are true and which are false when broadcast guests make assertions

        Paul Revoir
        Published: 2:22, 13 Mar 2018


        Hancock And Kwarteng Caught In Undercover Investigation By Led By Donkeys!


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        > or disrupts democracy during elections

        Don’t make me want to vomit. In the UK democracy is the exact opposite of what happens before elections. If someone distributes leaflets about the National Front, or an 80 year-old lady distributes leaflets containing the abortion views of the election candidates then they get criminalised.

        Even the Battersea dogs home has to suspend leafleting in case they get dragged into a political circus.

        But when a Labour leader (Wilson) goes on the BBC radio banging on about how wonderful the Labour party is then that is not an election expense and it is definitely not promoting a political party – no sirree.

        See (Mis)Representation of the Peoples Act for more details.


  2. Jeff says:

    I’m afraid that ITV have done it again…

    There should be a law against it…they could call it “The Cultural Appropriation Law” and whenever some TV production company shoehorn a bloody foreigner into a British period piece, they’re fined for their misdemeanour. It’s the only way to stop them.

    Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans, is set in the 1930s and could and should have been an enjoyable revel in an intriguing murder mystery and nostalgia. But as usual…and for the usual reasons, they’ve completely ruined it.

    It started so well. Lovely scenery, attractive actors, interesting story, quaint British accents…and then it happened…Suddenly, without warning, in this 1930s setting…a West Indian bloke turns up. It was so incongruous; I couldn’t quite believe it. Everybody else is speaking “I say old boy” and this geezer’s got a broad Jamaican accent. Of course, he’s best friends with the lead character and in the next scene he’s entertaining the locals in the pub and receiving a round of applause. I was half expecting to see him break dancing…

    I’ve really had enough of this nonsense.

    It’s painful.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Totally agree.
      I have spent my TV License money on subscription to services which show continental dramas which tend to have a lot fewer ethnics in them . It’s worth putting up with sub titles not to be reminded of the sad state of our country. Pure Escapism of course but the reality of 21st century Britain is grim enough without having it thrust down your throat by Miss Marple’s nephew being an ethnic.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:


      You are so right, I watched this rubbish with amazement.

      The idea that a Jamaican speaking broad patois could just turn up in a 1930s Welsh village and start doing tricks in a pub is just ridiculous.

      Even more stupid is the idea that the main character, Bobby Jones, would be going into business with him selling second hand cars.

      Bobby Jones is 25 and an ex-Royal Navy officer. The Jamaican is meant to be a sailor he met in the service.

      This is madness. In those times, officers had little to do with the men. They could not have formed such a friendship. And although it is not impossible for a Jamaican to have joined the Royal Navy, he just would not have mixed with officers.

      Furthermore, to have been a Royal Navy officer at this time was a great thing. You had to start at Dartmouth at age 13, just as at a public school. Service at sea commenced at 16 as a Midshipman. By 25 a young officer might be a Lieutenant and embarking on a prestigious career in the largest navy in the world. Why would Bobby Jones have left to go back to live with his father in the vicarage and sell used cars? It makes no sense at all.

      Naturally, the girl from the Big House is interested in this obvious loser. Why Not? And of course the butler at the Big House is a huge Sikh, as was so common in 1930s Wales.

      I have never read the book, but I doubt Agatha Christie, who was at least alive in the 1930s, came out with this utter tosh. I noticed it was described as “Agatha Christie’s”, but also as “Written by Hugh Laurie”, so I assume that he brought his right on ideas to the party. It makes an absolute nonsense of the whole thing. I just can’t watch any more, because it just mocks our country and its history.


      • Skeldings says:

        I agree with much of what you say. I thought this started out promisingly, but then, of course, came the jarring notes of the West Indian business partner and the vast Sikh butler.

        In the book Bobby’s business partner is a rather shy, rather socially-awkward young man known as “Badger” Beadon. For no very obvious reason his moniker is here changed to “Knocker” and he is transformed into an extrovert caribbean gentleman. These are tick-box procedures which I think any screenwriter, even one as eminent as Hugh Laurie, have to agree to these days before their projects are allowed to go ahead.

        The second-hand car business between Bobby and Badger/Knocker was part of the original Christie story and is important to subsequent plot developments. While it seems unlikely that a naval lieutenant would go into such a business, cars in the 1930s exercised considerable fascination over young men and well-heeled young women. The glamour of the car in 1930s England is a recurring theme in Christie’s work: Captain Hastings, Poirot’s friend and associate, has a passion for racing and tinkering with cars, as do a number of characters throughout her finest work of the period 1930 – 1950.


        • Rob in Cheshire says:


          Thanks for that clarification.

          So yes, black characters have been shoehorned into the plot, for no other reason than racist propaganda. The anti-white racists wish to propagate the lie that Britain has always been a multi-racial country, and falsify our history to “prove” it. The current farrago presenting itself as “Great Expectations” is another example.

          Strange, as the racists also proclaim the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 as the dawn of our new multi-racial age. They can’t have it both ways, but then again if the Party tells you 2+2=5 you have to believe it.

          In Christie’s book had Bobby Jones been a Royal Navy officer? I will forgive Hugh Laurie a bit if he was at least true to one plot point.

          Overall, I watched one episode and that was enough. It was not just the anachronistic insertion of black characters which put me off, it just moved so slowly. I could not face the thought of watching another two episodes at 1 hour 15 minutes each. A shame, as I like a good Agatha Christie, but I doubt I shall be able to watch any in future, as, like Father Brown, they will inevitably depict our past as a multi-racial lie, and I won’t accept it.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      The Cultural Appropriation Act (2023): Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, pertaining to the Statutes of England and Wales, English Alien Act (2023).

      Chapter 6: Cultural appropriation of the English Language, by those not indigenous to England, shall be legally banned. Aliens in England shall be banned from the sin of culturally appropriating the English language, under penalty of punishment by the forcible removal of the tongue, or expulsion from England.


  3. Nibor says:

    I don’t know about government funded .

    I thought about more like terrorising, terrorist , funded .
    Or criminal syndicate funding.

    After all they are like the mafia , they send a threat , pay up or else , they don’t tell you the alternatives, they have their enforcers , the judiciary favour them , the government’s afraid of them , they have friends in government and civil service , they take from the poor to give to the rich , they protect their own , they live in protected and secluded areas , they have a capo du tutti overseer (ofcom ) and nepotism.

    Put your money on the Gambinos being out influenced by the Dimbulbys .
    [ the Gambinis have to work harder ]

    Who is up against them ?
    [ the BBC that is , the mafia etc have the police , customs , FBI , DEA , the church and brave individuals] .


  4. Deborah says:

    Wanted something light and frothy this evening and found an old (2010) BBC Just William. We saw a world of 1950s (or is it 1930s?) England that I expect my late mother and mother-in-law could have identified with. Interesting thing, Mr D and I tried to watch it 13 years ago and had thought it not very good in spite of the all star cast (Rebecca Front, Lily James , Caroline Quinton and the middle boy from Outnumbered). The BBC has fallen far and quickly as drama is determined by its wokeness and what we thought terrible then is now considered good.

    Gave us a start though when Ethel was put into quarantine in her bedroom for two weeks having been in contact with measles. Mrs Brown wore a face mask when in the same room as her daughter. Was Richmal Compton or the BBC able to foretell the covid future, or did the Sage Group get their best ideas from Just William?


    • Doublethinker says:

      Deborah where did you find this gem? Just William has a strong nostalgic appeal in turbulent woke infested 21 st century Britain .

      But be sure the BBC are plotting a new version with the Outlaws , William’s gang, comprising black, brown, trans and gay friends. William often appears wearing a dress and they never ever do anything beastly to the members of the rival gang whose name I’ve forgotten. Bump we are back in Britain today.


    • Deborah says:

      Double thinker; Had to wait to respond to where Just William 2010 could be found. Master D assures me he found it on I-player.


      • Doublethinker says:

        Thanks. Sadly I can’t watch I player , I assume you mean BBC I player, as I don’t have a TV License and you have to a) enter your E Mail address and b) say that you have a License. So you incriminate yourself .
        But I found that a few episodes of Just William from the ITV 70’s version are available on YouTube. I watched one and enjoyed it in the way you suggested. I will watch the others shortly.
        Thanks for the suggestion.


  5. taffman says:

    “Marseille building collapses with eight people unaccounted for.
    The cause of the explosion is not yet known?


  6. JohnC says:

    What does the huge leak of Ukraine documents tell us ?.

    Oh I thought – are we going to get some truth on the BBC about what is really going on in Ukraine ?.

    Then the headline morphs to ‘Ukraine war: Who leaked top secret US documents – and why?’.

    What ???. We want to know what they say, not pontificate on who leaked them.

    So I read what the BBC tell me and it’s bascially nothing at all except that Russia have more casualties than Ukraine. By US estimates anyway.

    So I check online to see what the BBC are hiding and it’s what I thought : things are not good for Ukraine. Their anti-aircraft Missiles will run out in a month and if Russia ramp up their use of aircraft, the war will change direction very quickly. They also acknowledge Bakhmut is basically lost and Ukraine are alarmingly low on ammunition.

    They also tell us that the US are spying extensively on both Russia and the Ukraine leadership.

    Good old BBC. Always ready to omit information when it doesn’t fit their agenda.


  7. tomo says:

    BBC North America won’t cover this anytime soon…


    • Fedup2 says:

      I reckon he will be an ideal candidate for the fixed presidential run by Obama – he has mental issues – physical issues – so he d be even more easier to get rid of than the current false president . But it surely shows the power of the msm to convince the public that day is night … his main disability is not being coloured and queer and female though …


  8. JohnC says:

    Reminds me of this:

    Archbishop of Canterbury says his faith helped during depression

    One has to wonder how on Earth a man with such issues can be in such a position. I thought he would have the strongest of the strong with his unshakeable faith in God giving him that strength.

    “My own experience of depression – one of the symptoms of it is self-hatred, self-contempt, real, vicious sense of dislike of oneself,” said Mr Welby.

    No Mr Welby : that’s a completely standard mood-swing of the typical far-Leftist mental condition. It’s a part of the essential brain construction. It’s where the nastiness and hate come from.

    It has it’s twin-sister, the mood swing to the other extreme which involves excessive, caring empathy for others who are perceived as victims.

    Everyone at the BBC will have those moods to one degree or another.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Welby worked for eleven years in the oil industry, five of them for the French oil company Elf Aquitaine based in Paris. In 1984 he became treasurer of the oil exploration group Enterprise Oil plc in London, where he was mainly concerned with West African and North Sea oil projects. He retired from his executive position in 1989 and said that he sensed a calling from God to be ordained.[22]


      Justin Welby says Wonga revelations will not divert him
      This article is more than 9 years old
      Archbishop of Canterbury still determined to create alternative to Wonga, which he says has ‘destroyed’ lives

      It’s the £75,000 investment that has not only caused the archbishop of Canterbury intense embarrassment, but also shone a spotlight on some of the Church of England’s other ethically questionable investments.


  9. Flotsam says:

    Comparisons are being made between Labour’s recent anti Sunak campaign and the old Tony Bliar Evil Eyes poster. Let’s face it, suggesting Sunak is a friend to paedophiles is an out and out smear and a lie whereas Bliar’s Evil Eyes is a masterwork of real insight. Whoever drafted that poster saw behind Bliar’s public facade and recognised the evil inside.


    • Scroblene says:

      Yes, that evil-eyed poster came to mind here as well, Flotsam, more so than the so-called ‘iconic’ “Labour isn’t working” one, which I never did think was as good!

      Be nice if they set up some sort of enquiry on this paedo claim and got Harriet Harman to chair it…


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        > and got Harriet Harman to chair it

        Oh yes she of the National Council of Civil Liberties (now Liberty)
        who had the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) as an affiliated organization together alongside her beau Jack Dromey.


    • digg says:

      I read Starmer has now expressed support for the campaign. It is obvious that the ad was created by a bunch of younger, stupid vile, hate-filled Trotsky activists who squirm about within the Labour Party.

      This Starmer support really reveals him to be a duplicitous manipulated puppet and I shudder to think of him being anywhere near the real levers of power.


      • Scroblene says:

        Starmer didn’t even bother to tell Yvette Cooper about it!

        Probably because she was too busy interviewing Fetterman in Tomo’s post earlier…


      • Flotsam says:

        Starmer is of course a lawyer. I wonder if he thinks that attack on Sunak meets the legal definition of proof.


    • G says:

      Defamation is the act of communicating to a third party false statements about a person, place, or thing that results in damage to its reputation. It can be spoken or written. It constitutes a tort or a crime. The legal definition of defamation and related acts as well as the ways they are dealt with can vary greatly between countries and jurisdictions. Wikipedia”

      Now that would be interesting. Got loads of money does our Rich(i) Sunak.


    • Mik the sceptic says:

      First post.
      In homage to the creator of the Bliar’s Evil Eyes poster, I’ve tried my best in editing it for the world today, although looking at it on completion, there is a hint of Clayton Moore about it !
      That’s my age given away.


  10. Fedup2 says:

    Not really indulging but it seems the swamp is enjoying itself with attack adverts by red labour on blue labour . Desperate to show there a difference between coke and Pepsi which there isn’t . Both are bad for you .

    Maybe it’s time for The No Government Party …


  11. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman – as I wrote my comment I knew someone would come back with Reform Party . But I don’t know what the reform party is – who the reform party is – now I know the msm will automatically cancel non main stream non approved partys but if they are worthy of my vote they’d find a way through that .
    But they haven’t ( yet ) and if the only get air time of Murdock of GBcensored News they haven’t a hope .

    So I will stick with the No Government Party . NGP for me …

    BTW – I see the latest tough words no action Home Sec has made noises about plod seizing golly wogs … echoes of the pretty useless patel …they’re just crap


    • Zephir says:

      Tough on golliwogs, tough on the causes of golliwogs.


      • Fedup2 says:

        When I saw the golliwog story I wondered what power plod has to seize them if no crime is being committed ….

        .. but there should be no surprise that the corrupt unvetted stazi would do such a thing . Defund plod ?


        • Scroblene says:

          I read that the pub is raking it in, and good for them!

          The mantra nowadays is, “Think up an offence, then go and find one”!

          (I wonder how many ‘diversity officers’ it takes to do that)?


          • moggie63 says:

            I think it’s even easier for them. See something, anything will do, call it an offence, whether it is or not, and chalk one up for the stats.


        • Flotsam says:

          Free the Golliwog 15


    • taffman says:

      Fedup2 see……..

      Happy Easter!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Taffman – thanks -and happy Easter to you too- the Lord is Risen – but the website is not my point . I know I can go find out about the reform party . But I’m an anorak – it needs to break through to those who don’t think much about this stuff . I used to look down on them . But now I think maybe they’ll be happier not caring or worrying about such stuff …

        … anyway – back to ‘government funded media ‘ . It seems Elon musk has asked the BBC for ‘clarification ‘ about its’ funding ….he really has hit a nerve – and for this site it’s an ideal battle .

        Maybe that kidult fact girl can explain how a tax payer – government funded media outfit – with a dodgy PM – dodgy appointed chairman – can claim ‘independence ‘ or non bias ….
        Maybe that Kennedy bloke in court in the US can help out ….


        • taffman says:

          Scrap the Telly Tax! *
          Blue Labour ain’t going to do it, The Reform Party will.

          *The tax that robs from the poor to pay the rich.


        • AWOL says:

          From the HoL website:

          From which: principally funded by the BBC licence fee, with some grants from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
          Or to put it another way it is partially funded by government. I.E. Our money.


        • Scroblene says:

          “Happy Easter to you too – the Lord is Risen ”

          You know your religious statements, Fed – well done!

          I was only told that a couple of years ago!

          A belated ‘Pasg hapus’ anyway, Taff!


          • Fedup2 says:

            Scroblene – happy Easter to you too – I’ve just gone through the RC Tridium – which covers feet washing on Thursday – the Good Friday evening job – and the biggy – the Holy Saturday Mass- which was 2and a half hours long with loads of kneeling and standing and stuff …. With the duty kids crying and the usual .

            My local church is generally full for its’ masses – there are all sorts there – it’s like a different and gentler world than that the BBC represents – which I see as a mixture of Godless to supporting of false evil gods …

            As my views show on this site – I’m not much of a Christian – but reading the bible – which I was ‘raised ‘on – can be rewarding on many levels . Each their own though – unless they are government funded media monsters ….


          • Doublethinker says:

            But we have no need to wait for the globalists in Westminster to do it , he’ll will freeze over before that, we can do it ourselves , just stop paying the License Fee. If you already have good if you haven’t do it today.


          • taffman says:

            Thanks , Diolch !


      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        I think Fed’s sceptical comments about the Reform Party are well merited. I had to chuckle. I have been, and remain, very critical of the Reform Party. Its’ leadership is half-hearted and so is its’ performance.
        However, in the absence of a really good gutsy populist party, and at this proximity to a general Election it is with great reluctance I have to agree with Taffman and sing the praises of Reform and urge people to be realistic and vote for them.
        People need to do something and have some hope in these trying times.

        Along the same lines but with more hope I still support GB News. All we had before that was Bellfield (who is now in Belmarsh or somewhere similar. The situation now is much better with Talk TV and GB News
        For example I enjoyed this interview it gives me some hope. Whatever the failings of G News it has a lot of plusses and it gives me hope. The monopoly of the woke is being challenge by very clever people. The cracks are beginning to show and that’s a welcome sign.


        • Doublethinker says:

          GBN was brilliant and remains good in parts. But the new hires are mainly right of centre globalists who are acceptable to the new elite that Goodwin writes about. In contrast Steyn was right in the face of the new elite globalists . The lack of support that he got from GBN when in trouble with Ofcom was shocking . We needed several more like him , not Portillo, Tominey, Mogg etc.


          • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

            I quite agree with you Doublethinker. I was really pleased when Mark Steyn joined the GBNews. I was following Steyn long before he joined up and was very pleased to see him appear on the show and I believe I posted on here what a great addition he would make. This was at time the usual suspects here were already rubbishing the channel and saying it wouldn’t last.
            I might add that as soon as Chris Hope appeared I warned people it was not a good move. Only Stew Green backed me up if remember correctly.
            However, at no time, did I think that Mark Steyn would stay very long. I have been following politics since I was eight. I knew that his time would be limited so I have been enjoying his every broadcast for the period he was with them. And that was longer than I expected. I would liked him to stay even longer, but what the hell? it is not as if the channel has gone woke. It may just have had its sharpest edge dulled slightly. It is still heaps better than anything there’s been in my seventy something years.
            The problem with today’s ‘populist’ movements and causes is that too many people are ready to cry “We are Lost!” at the slightest set-back.
            The political arena is akin to sailing an ocean, rather a billiard table. There are currents swells tides winds and doldrums and of course storms. You don’t plough through in a straight line according to a pre-set time-table. You have to navigate your way through enduring adverse conditions and learning to ride the waves when the elements are with you. If one expects the perfect ride, then you are bound to disappointment.
            GBN news has not in anyway become remotely like the vile BBC. Once it starts to then there will be another better coming along. The torch has been lit and the flame is not going out.


        • taffman says:

          Yasser Dasmibehbi
          The Brexit Party (The Reform Party) were the biggest political party in the EU . In my opinion, it was the fear of them that got the Tories and Bo Jo, to get us (partially) out of the EU.
          Boris, and his “so called” Tories have blown their ‘Red Wall and their huge majority into kingdom come.
          So much for his ‘build back better’ . Just open your eyes and look at the state that Great Britain is in now, at the same time people are still paying the archaic Telly Tax that should have been abolished years ago !


    • Johnda says:

      We hear from both past Home Secretary’s about being tough. Maybe they are but the woke feckless lazy civil serpents will just not do there job


  12. Guest Who says:

    Mixed feelings here. Love the image of Ms. Powell. A slapped arse’s arse.

    Frankly it seems Naga was actually doing her job. That she appears to have been put on gardening leave by the powers that be for doing it to the wrong party is interesting.

    When the BBC gets Labour in will not be. Other than in the Chinese sense.


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Our Justin talking to some BBC droid – controller of world service – about the musk twitter thing . Oh it really really has hit a nerve .
    What I like is that mr musk could buy the BBC and still have change .

    The BBC is clearly controlled by the government – see the behaviour of BBCOFCOM during the Chinese virus and its’ behaviour toward a now cancelled journo – mr Steyn ….

    …. And anything which makes foreigners realise what the BBC really is against a warm image they might still have of it is welcome …


    • StewGreen says:

      That would be a good April Fool : Musk Buys Twitter
      and has fired most of the employees


    • Flotsam says:

      I could buy the BBC with the loose change in my pocket. The BBC is worthless.

      Seriously. It’s Pension fund has a huge deficit, the only way it’s worth anything is if the Government hive off the pension fund


      • Scroblene says:

        Well, you’re spot on, Flotsam!

        So ‘sell off’ the BBC, make them into the international touchstone business of all issues ‘journalism’, and they can then pay their own way, with their own pension scheme included in the price!

        Everyone’s a winner!

        I also suppose it’d be more money available for snivel serpent and LA pensions too, so they’d all benefit as well!

        What a Utopia we could all live in!

        (We’ve saved about a hundred notes since we stopped paying the TV tax – some of it’s gone on Tesco 25% off wine on six bottles, which is a much fairer and better investment)!


  14. Fedup2 says:


    No agenda – the bbc has tracked down some Bosnian bloke who now claims to be ‘danish ‘ who was a war refugee in thr bosnia war – he landed up in the barge used in Denmark to house war refugees ….

    … our meesh was desperate – desperate – to get the ungrateful Bosnian to come up with something to show why the UK shouldn’t use this barge to house invaders before being sent to bongo bongo land .
    She failed . The bbc will try again . Guaranteed .

    In my area – where whites are a small minority – the dinghy boys stick out like a sore thumb – they never move in groups of less than 3 – very menacing too …. More Trouble coming .


  15. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 The ADVERTISE Our Mates’ Book Show
    – Roma Agrawal born in Mumbai, India
    (based in London)

    – Ai Weiwei from China
    (based in London)

    – Bent Flyvbjerg : Denmark (based Oxford uni)


    • StewGreen says:

      9:45am The BBC We Advertise Our Mate’s Book Daily For A Week Show
      Total surprise it’s by a Guardian writer
      It’s about the tyranny of China’s Cultural Revolution so I guess it’s not too pro Lefty


  16. StewGreen says:

    9am local radio news
    advertising the junior-doctors strike

    Advertising the RNLI fundraising drive

    “Our dear leader Starmer stands by advert”

    and now the BBC advertise its Make A Difference Award Winners for one hour


  17. AsISeeIt says:

    Pimp my ride edition

    It’s a tale of two coaches this morning as north of the border the cops impound the tartan winnebago and in London King Charles gets a welcome blast of global warming for his horse-drawn limmo

    Police hold campervan in Sturgeon inquiry… reportedly seized a motorhome from the home of Nicola Sturgeon’s mother-in-law (Telegraph) – searching for hubby’s SNP trailer park stash?

    Air con to the throne… King gets comfy modern coach… A ROYAL carriage with air conditioning and shock absorbers will take the King to his Coronation in comfort (The Sun)

    Walking wounded

    Whereas, for us plebs these days, we can’t even catch a ride on a meat wagon: Hospital trek scandal… 999 delays force 1 in 3 patients to make their own way to A&E (Daily Mirror)

    Basic economics will tell you there’s simply too much demand; too many patients. Services supplied free at the point of access will inevitably be rationed by queuing.

    Lib Dem MP Daisy Cooper blamed Tory cuts for the crisis (Mirror)

    Meanwhile: Junior doctor strike: Union’s pay demands unrealistic, says Steve Barclay (BBC)

    NHS England’s medical director Stephen Powis said the walkouts will be ‘the most disruptive in NHS history’, bringing ‘immense pressure’ (‘i’)

    Health leaders barced for worst turmoil ‘in NHS history’ as junior doctors strike (FT) – what, worse than two years of Lockdown and the NHS morphing into a Covid-only service? Oh how short are our memories.

    Migrant housing… Home Office staff have been told to find accommodation for at least 25,000 migrants (Times) – well, authorities have made a small start in Scotland: A £110,000 motorhome has been seized from outside the home of Nicola Sturgeon’s mother-in-law – I’m sorry, I just had to get a bit more mileage out of that story.

    Our left-leaning BBC news pickers have apparently cottoned on to what Mr AsI noticed some time ago – that the formerly patriotic Times, now editorially liberal and increasingly socialism-curious, has developed a hard-on for Keir Starmer. BBC on-line news review promotes the Times to number one spot in their press line-up. The Times goes with: Labour will blame PM for crashing economy

    And our former Thunderer, our one-time Paper of Record, speaking for Sir Keir, isn’t far wrong there. Lockdown anyone?

    However, surely even the nation’s pet goldfish will still recall Sir Keir’s opposition was sooner, harder, longer? Careful now, I’m likely to over excite the Times’s editorial staff with imaginings of the Labour leader’s tumescence. Now there’s a thought that ought to be securely locked down.

    Our BBC tends to take a somewhat feminine perspective on The Troubles: Good Friday Agreement: Two women thankful for 25 years of the peace process

    Plus: Misogyny and Northern Ireland’s peace process… “It’s not that women get written out of history – they never get written in”. The words of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, who became the youngest woman elected to Westminster in 1969Go Girl!

    Meanwhile: Twitter: BBC objects to ‘government funded media’ label (BBC) – I think the appropriate comment in response to our BBC complaining here has to be: Ooooh, Get Her!

    Guardian G2 goes with a teaser for their feature: Twenty ways to spring clean your life – illustrated with a cartoon woman dusting her brain with a feather duster – but is that a diminiutive little chap I spy behind emerging from her closet?

    From would-be boss-girl/gay-guy lifestyle to the Gruan’s main headline: UK ‘is not close to being a racially just society’ finds two-year study

    One is amused how the process-orientated leftism of Guardianistas appear to regard as axiomatic the longer the inquiry so QED the more pertinent the conclusions. Let’s set up a twenty-year-long study which ought to come up with a report ten times as germane.

    ‘Sadly, few ethnic minority Britons will be surprised’ – give it two more decades and Mr AsI guesses he’ll be the ethnic minority Briton – and he looks forward to a study reporting his moaning and whingeing.

    There’s more lifestyle advice for us numpty Brits in the ‘i’: How to be more French… and less ‘Brit abroad’

    Sacré bleu! Presumably, the left-leaning ‘i’ doesn’t advocate chucking tables and chairs through restuarant windows (particulary restaurants favoured by President Macron) brawling with the gendarmes and setting fire to just about anything that comes to hand in the streets of Paris? When in Rome…? Perhaps the ‘i’ foresees a utopian continental-style future that will mean taking retirement at 32 – two years after graduating?

    They do like to turn the world upside down: More prison is not the answer to cutting crime (Opinion Ian Birrell ‘i’)

    Poor old Charlie, our Green King: Does King Charles’ Green Man make him a pagan? …the Royal Household revealed the design for invitations to the Coronation, the work of heraldic artist Andrew Jamieson… one feature of the invitation has above all invited comment – the presence of an anthropomorphic green ‘foliate head’, wearing a crown of oak and hawthorn, with leaves of daffodils curling up almost like a pair of horns. Within minutes, the decorative face had been named. He was the ‘Green Man’ (Spectator) – The King’s Arms, The Green Man… I’ve frequented them all in my time.

    So much hot air

    The problem with our hippy-dippy green Charlie is that no matter how much he may pander to the left, riding side-sadle on their diveristy or green hobby horses – it will still never ever placate them: King’s green energy firm investigated for gas leak… 1,000 tonnes of global heating gasses (Guardian)

    Our FT frontpage statistical feature Datawatch today tracks such vital information as: Billboard Year-End top 100 (song length, seconds)

    And fresh from that sub-genre ‘no shit, Sherlock’ school of reporting: Analysis has suggested buyers are selecting smaller homes in the face of rising mortgage costs… (FT) – thank heavens beside the vital measurement of the duration of pop tunes there’s a grasp of basic economics there somewhere.

    Perhaps hopefull first time buyers should get onto the Home Office to find a home for them? Clue’s in the name?

    I hear they may have a confiscated dormobile available.


    • Fedup2 says:

      On the tedious crowning gig ( I will be in the garden ) – maybe it should be a bicycle themed job where they all ride bicycles to the Abbey … the king and his lady wife can even use a tandem ….
      Who in the BBC has the gig ? I’m thinking meesh or myrie …. But the bbc has a tendency to revert to being the bbc on big royal jobs such as the funeral so they’ll hire a naughtie PLC or slum it with a dimbleby PLC … depending on their tax domicile status I guess ….


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        The king should be taken on an extra long route, the shock absorbers set to lock, and climb every pothole should be played to the sound of music.

        And the air conditioning should be orfff. Does he not know there is a climate emergency?


    • tomo says:

      Hospital trek scandal… 999 delays force 1 in 3 patients to make their own way to A&E (Daily Mirror)


      For a lot of people living east of Bath – they usually have to traverse the BANES Council ULEZ zone to attend Royal United Hospital and pay to park when they get there.

      – kerching !


  18. Zephir says:

    Does King Charles’ Green Man make him a pagan?

    Vatican snake room:

    The room was constructed in 1971 and named after Pope Paul VI. The sculpture by Pericle Fazzini, The Resurrection, was added in 1975 and has been both praised and criticized for its modern take on the Second Coming of Christ. [1] The pontiff often uses the room as an indoor venue for large services when outdoor spaces aren’t available because of bad weather.

    A school of conspiracy theorists believe that the audience hall makes reference to the snake, a symbol of Satan.[2] Arguing that the shape of the building resembles the head of a snake and the two large windows look like a snake’s eyes,


  19. Jeff says:

    I find it quite risible that Keir Starmer is now trying to portray himself as a fighter for law and order. Most of the media seem to be supporting this nonsense. I mean, FFS…

    Starmer was head of the useless CPS during the worst of the “grooming gang” atrocities and sat on his hands while thousands of under-age girls were being raped.

    One young girl even had a child by her Pakistani rapist and produced DNA evidence, but was told it wasn’t enough and she “lacked credibility”. That’s probably Labour shorthand for “she’s white”.

    Starmer’s CPS also rejected masses of evidence against Jimmy Savile saying it wouldn’t stand up in court. So, we had to wait until the old paedo was dead and buried before we learned the truth.

    And now Sir Keir is presenting himself as a fighter for law and order.

    Do me a favour, Starmer.

    Pull the other one…


    • Thoughtful says:

      By comparison to Rishi Washee he is a paragon of law and order, a veritable Judge Dredd compared to the cowardice of the far Left Tories.

      The Tories have more than a century of cowardice under their belts, barring a couple of a leaders who they didn’t really want and got shot of as quickly as they could.

      I’ll ask you to cast your minds back to the “Demon eyes” bill board election posters:

      The advert was praised by Campaign, who judged it had completed its objective of questioning Blair’s character. The advertisement was claimed to have gained the Conservatives £5 million worth of free publicity.

      But Labour objected and the Tories completely folded and withdrew it.

      The moral of the story is this, that the Labour party however deluded and wrong has the courage of its convictions, and the Tories are scared of their own shadows and completely incapable of standing up to anything.


      • Deborah says:

        I always thought Blair had manic eyes even before the advert. The way he has destroyed so many British institutions such as the top of the justice system being the Law Lords etc, is unforgivable. Until Blair telling the truth in Parliament, in enquiries and in courts was expected. I suspect all was done purely to enrich himself and not because he believed any was for the greater good,


        • MarkyMark says:

          Christopher Hitchens vs Tony Blair Debate Is Religion A Force For Good In The World


  20. JohnC says:

    Twitter: BBC objects to ‘government funded media’ label

    I saw the BBC are quick to use what Musk says when it suits them:

    ‘Elon Musk said he believed the BBC was one of the “least biased” outlets.’

    Now we all know that this is ONLY because the BBC actually have it in their charter that they must be unbiased. So they employ a whole raft of tricks to get their Leftists bias in without it being provable. The most common being their ommission of things which don’t support what they want people to think – but they have a whole list of ways they do it.

    I wondered what else Musk had said so I search for ‘Musk BBC least biased’ and to my astonishment, I see that exact headline appeared simultaneously across many news outlets. The BBC have clearly put it out on their ‘trusted news channel’ to flood the news feeds.

    THAT is the kind of bias we are talking about with the BBC and I suspect Musk doesn’t pay them enough attention to realise how they operate.


  21. StewGreen says:

    TalkTV : Carralyn Parkes is the town council rep from where the barge will be docked
    Despite it being in Dorset she is a Labour Councillor with a Scouse accent.
    Asked what hr constituents feel she kept going on just giving HER OWN opinion that they migrants are being cruelly detained on a barge
    She deflected to claim another barge is coming to Liverpool
    a suggestion the presenter ridiculed.

    She had a Twitter account when she stood for MP in 2019 bu then closed it .. Why ?
    She also has a blank account


  22. StewGreen says:

    R4 now discussing Indian subcontinent bringing their group politics to UK
    It’s fairly balanced for BBC
    It tackles Labour being pro Muslim
    and Tories being more pro Hindu

    Yet when talking about Labour’s anti-Hindu dogwhistles it was straight
    but then when it switched to talking about the Tory MP for Southall pandering to his Hindu constituents, that was framed as “far right” talking points
    They brought in a retweet of a Tommy Robinson tweet
    .. calling TR “far right” is a trope
    He is not far-right

    Oh the doco is rubblish cos it uses the plinky plonk background brainwashing music


  23. StewGreen says:

    BBC a few days ago “A group of Nepalese security guards who worked at the British embassy in Kabul have been told their threatened removal from the UK has been paused.”

    em Many Afghans won’t go back to their area of Afghanistan cos theTaliban control it

    However There is no Taliban in Nepal, so Nepalis can go back
    Overseas Gurkha security guards are not a special group of people who should be given special right to live in the UK.


  24. StewGreen says:

    “Belper man” charged with a Skegness kebab shop murder
    for Joseph Allan Malek no photos appear to exist.


  25. StewGreen says:

    R4 banging on about John Lewis
    That must be a favourite BBC bubbleworld shop
    Never bought anything from their main stores, they don’t have any brnches in my region nor much in the north
    I have bought some stuff 4 or 5 times from their expensive Waitrose supermarkets when I have been in the south.


  26. Fedup2 says:

    Tuesday brings the arrival of president Obama and his false pal to Eire / Northern Ireland ….. the green card PM is going to the gig – to mark the 25 years since the IRA stopped murdering people on a regular basis – some badge this slaughter as ‘the troubles ‘ – but I think it sanitises what happened using the sort of sterile language used by those to minimise child rape – ‘ grooming ‘….

    So … how will the BBC deal with this visit ? Will it return to its’ fall back of supporting the ‘Republican / IRA’ cause and demeaning unionism ?
    Will it ignore any gaffs by Paddy Biden – as he goes into a painful ‘im Irish ‘ mode ?

    And standby for painful bottom licking in Dublin as Biden goes there to sing ‘ the boys behind the wire ‘….


  27. tomo says:

    Wharton school alumni


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Well she seems to have succeeded in alienating men and women, so well done to her. Maybe Bud Light sales will now be strong in the 0.1% of the population which identifies as simpering, limp wristed trannies, but I somehow doubt it. Putting Dylan Mulvany’s face on the can is probably the death sentence for the brand. Way to go, girlfriend.


  28. albion49 says:

    Sitting watching the rain pouring down on this typical Bank Holiday Monday, I grab a screenshot of the BBC News of just over three weeks ago:

    ‘Drought risk to England regions: The chances of a dry spring are higher than normal, according to the Met Office three-month forecast’.

    And ‘a spokesperson for the Environment Agency told BBC News: “We cannot rely on the weather alone” (to make up for a dry February).’

    So, I do a quick search of several major regional water authorities for the current situation:

    Thames Water: soils – ‘wetter than avergage’; groundwater – ‘average’; river flows – ‘above average’; London reservoir levels – 98% full (‘above average’).

    South West Water – reservoirs ‘about 80%’ full.

    Southern Water – reservoirs ‘about 100%’ full.

    United Utilities (North West England) – reservoirs ‘about 94%’ full.

    Severn Trent – reservoirs ‘about 95%’ full.

    So, what else but ‘the weather’ (of the typical English kind) has filled our reservoirs in the past three weeks?! What kind of idiots do they employ at the Environment Agency (and the Met Office, the BBC etc.)?


  29. Zephir says:

    I’ll stick to the below, but thanks for the offer, Budweiser:

    Barbarian Streisand from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

    Audrey Hopburn from Great Lakes Brewery

    Tart Side of the Moon from Brewery Vivant

    Pathological Lager from Dock Street Brewing Co.

    Punk’in Drublic from Coronado Brewing Company

    Oak Aged Love Pump from The Livery (Benton Harbor)

    And, my favourite:

    I’ll Have What The Gentleman On The Floor Is Having from McGuire’s Irish Pub And Brewery


  30. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Bible LGBT Version Adam and Evan try to make a baby – fail – end of story.


  31. tomo says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy Paperback – 28 Jun. 1996


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Check his hard drive….


    The Dalai Lama has apologised after footage showed him asking a boy if he wanted to suck the Tibetan spiritual leader’s tongue.

    His office said he wanted to apologise to the child and his family “for the hurt his words may have caused”.

    The video also shows the Dalai Lama kissing the child on his lips.

    “His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident,” his office said.




    • Zephir says:

      ” During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump responded to revelations that he made derogatory remarks about women with a full-throated charge that Hillary Clinton had attacked women who had accused her husband of sexual assault over the past four-plus decades.

      “Hillary Clinton attacked those same women and attacked them viciously,” said Trump.

      What’s the truth here? Did she? Let’s look at the cases one-by-one.
      Juanita Broaddrick

      One of the women, Juanita Broaddrick, had accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 when he was attorney general of Arkansas. Broaddrick’s allegation that Hillary Clinton warned her to remain silent about the rape stems from an encounter she had with Hillary Clinton at a fund raiser that same year. In an interview with the website, Breitbart, last week, Broaddrick recalled how Hillary Clinton held her hand and said to her, “I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate the things you do for him. Do you understand? Everything you do.”

      Broaddrick told Breitbart: “What really went through my mind at that time is ‘She knows. She knew. She’s covering it up and she expects me to do the very same thing.”

      Exclusive Video–Broaddrick, Willey, Jones to Bill’s Defenders: ‘These Are Crimes,’ ‘Terrified’ of ‘Enabler’ Hillary
      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2016

      Broaddrick did not initially report the alleged assault to law enforcement, but she did make the claim in interviews with the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Years later, she was subpoenaed to testify in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case. As part of her testimony, she signed an affidavit denying that Clinton sexually assaulted her.

      She later recanted that denial when interviewed by investigators from Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s office. But, House managers chose not to call her as a witness in the case to impeach President Bill Clinton.

      In a February 1999 NBC interview, correspondent Lisa Myers asked Broaddrick, “did Bill Clinton or anyone near him ever threaten you, try to intimidate you, do anything to keep you silent?”

      Broaddrick answered: “no.”
      Gennifer Flowers

      As the 1992 presidential primary campaign got under way, the former lounge singer asserted that she had had a long-running affair will Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton stirred up controversy when she told ABC News that Gennifer Flowers was “some failed cabaret singer who doesn’t have much of a resume to fall back on.”

      The New York Times recently reported that, by some accounts, Clinton gave the “greenlight” to hiring a private investigator who collected disparaging accounts from ex-boyfriends and others who knew Flowers and then provided these stories to news organizations.

      Internal campaign memos unearthed by the Times describe the aim of the work of the hard-nosed investigator was to “impugn” Flowers’ character, “until she is destroyed beyond all recognition.”

      But the New York Times reporting was not clear how involved Hillary Clinton was in this effort.
      Monica Lewinsky

      Yes, Hillary Clinton did call Monica Lewinsky, who had an affair with her husband, a “narcissistic loony toon.”

      That phrase is from a journal kept by Diane Blair, a political science professor at the University of Arkansas and a person Hillary Clinton described as her closest friend.

      Blair, who died in 2000, kept notes of her conversations with Clinton. After Blair’s death, her husband donated her papers, including her personal journal, to the University of Arkansas Special Collections Library. Blair wrote in her journal, about a September 9, 1998, conversation she had with her friend, in which Clinton tried to put his actions into context, but did not excuse, her husband’s behavior. But, Clinton also had harsh words about Lewinsky who had said she had seduced the president.

      “It was a lapse,” Blair writes, describing Clinton’s view of her husband’s affair, “but she says to his credit he tried to break it off, tried to pull away, tried to manage someone who was clearly a ‘narcissistic loony toon;’ but it was beyond control.”

      So it is true that Hillary Clinton used an ugly description of Lewinsky. But, it is also true that this was made in a private conversation with a confidante. It was not a public statement made in a speech, a tweet, an interview or to Lewinsky’s face. As such, it is difficult to make the argument that Clinton was trying to humiliate or bully Lewinsky by making this statement.
      Kathleen Willey

      Willey, a former White House aide, charged that Bill Clinton fondled her in 1993. She later told the Daily Caller that the Clintons tried to intimidate her into not telling the truth in court. Her evidence was a lunch between Clinton supporter Sidney Blumenthal and reporter Christopher Hitchens during which Blumenthal reportedly said of Willey, “well she looks good today … she’s not going to look good by Friday.”

      Willey also asserted that she found a dead cat on her porch, spotted a man under her deck one night and a person in her neighborhood asking about her children.
      Paula Jones

      Bill Clinton entered into an $850,000 settlement with Jones, an Arkansas state worker who alleged that in 1991, he propositioned her and exposed himself. We have not uncovered instances of Hillary Clinton directly attacking Jones after she filed suit in 1994. But Jones recently told The New York Times that after her lawsuit, “they sent out people to dig up trash on me.”


      • Zephir says:

        “Hillary Clinton ‘beats her husband Bill and terrorizes her staff’, a new book claims

        Political consultant Roger Stone claims Hillary has history of domestic abuse against her husband
        He claims Hillary has ‘beaten Bill, hit him with hard objects, scratched and clawed him, and made him bleed’
        The Clintons’ War On Women’ also claims a revelation which ‘could derail Hillary’s push’ for presidency
        Accusations of Hillary Clinton’s fearsome temper stretch back over decades
        Former White House Press Secretary claims she covered after Bill appeared with a scratch following a row with his wife”


        • Zephir says:

          “Why Hillary Clinton Still Can’t Escape Her Husband’s Misdeeds

          Almost exactly 24 years ago, just before the New Hampshire primary, Bill and Hillary Clinton sat for an excruciating interview with 60 Minutes. His presidential campaign had been consumed by lurid tabloid tales of his infidelities. Submitting to a humiliating series of questions about his sex life was a Hail Mary pass. During the episode, Hillary stares intensely at her husband as he admits to marital wrongdoing but denies specific allegations of an affair with Arkansas TV reporter Gennifer Flowers. Then Hillary says something that will haunt her for years: “You know, I’m not sitting here–some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been through and what we’ve been through together.”

          Hillary was immediately slammed for differentiating herself from those “little” women who are reflexively loyal to their husbands. But in a cruel twist, years later, as she struggles to prevail in the early primary states, she’s under attack for standing by her man all those years ago. Bill’s 20th century misdeeds are being revisited in the harsh light of 2016’s moral landscape. And now his wife is being accused of being complicit in his behavior, because she did not speak out, believe his accusers or leave him when the sordid details of sexual misconduct surfaced during the impeachment process in late 1998 and early 1999.”


  33. MarkyMark says:

    Iran and Saudi Arabia signed a China-brokered agreement on Friday to restore diplomatic relations, ending a seven-year dispute.

    “enemy of my enemy is my friend”


    Another treaty of friendship was signed on June 9, 1964, along with additional agreements of cooperation in economic, technical and cultural development. China provided support in building factories and roads, and Beijing provided Yemen another interest-free loan, in the amount of $500,000.


    Beijing seeks normalcy in war-affected Yemen to ensure its flagship Belt and Road Initiative has safe access to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.


  34. Zephir says:

    “China provided support in building factories and roads”

    Good luck with that…


  35. MarkyMark says:

    Dalai Lama regrets asking boy to ‘suck my tongue’


    Sogyal Rinpoche’s story is not an isolated one. In 2011, Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who is the leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra, was forced by members of his community to make a public apology for multiple sexual relationships he had with his female students. In yet another case, The Guardian newspaper in October 2017 published an article that exposed how the Dalai Lama’s personal emissary, Lama Tenzin Dhonden extorted money in exchange for audiences with the Dalai Lama and endorsements by the Tibetan spiritual leader. Tenzin Dhonden’s transgressions went beyond financial offences and it soon became clear that he freely engaged in affairs and relationships with women, a clear violation of his monk vows.
    View at


    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’


    Dalai Lama regrets asking boy to ‘suck my tongue’


  36. Zephir says:


  37. MarkyMark says:



  38. MarkyMark says:

    THe West is under attack – as authoritarians get stronger, the west is told to be feel guilt and shame.


  39. tomo says:

    All too easy to believe anybody shooed into office with Soros money is filth…


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Darren Henry,

      Do you know about the following which will have a big impact on the World’s climate and our future planet?

      China allows three children in major policy shift
      Published 31 May (BBC)
      – Large population growth China currently has 1.4 billion people at present.

      China’s Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth
      Cutler Cleveland , The Energy Watch Jun 18, 2010, 2:23 PM (Business Insider)
      – Rotation of the Earth can change weather patterns and climate.

      China is the largest developing country in the world. China is still considered a developing country based on the criteria of the World Bank and the United Nations. (World Atlas)
      – Thus China can get cheap loans and be exempt from impositions put on developed countries.

      China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. 12 February (BBC)
      – I guess you if you cannot report on a Country then it can do no wrong.

      Did you know about the above and if not then what are you opinions on them and their impact on the World?

      Yours sincerely,
      Mr H


  40. tomo says:


  41. MarkyMark says:

    Civilisation will not last, freedom will not survive, peace will not be kept, unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will stand in awe.


    Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: The UK government’s emails revealed


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

    Everyone. Everyone. Everyone.

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    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)

    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

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

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

    Yours sincerely,


  42. Thoughtful says:


    He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.

    (seeing as it wouldn’t fit !)


  43. MarkyMark says:

    China-Taiwan: Aircraft carrier ‘seals off’ island on third day of drills

    China’s President Xi Jinping has said “reunification” with Taiwan “must be fulfilled”.

    Russia’s Massive Military Drills on Ukraine Border Stir Invasion Fears
    Updated Feb. 10, 2022


    • Thoughtful says:

      The whole world accepts Taiwan is a legitimate part of China, and reunification is the ultimate conclusion accepted by everyone, however it must be done by consent and not by force, and Xi is not like the US muppets and is prepared to play a long waiting game.

      Reunification will happen because the time is rapidly approaching when the USA is enormously diminished in the world and will not be able to intervene.

      Practically speaking it cannot do so now, because the amount of vital products it gets from China would leave the USA unable to function without Chinese imports.


  44. MarkyMark says:

    It’s the corruption scandal stinking up the EU.

    Suitcases filled with euros seized in Brussels flats. A number of MEPs locked up behind bars awaiting trial.

    And now a battle over extradition between Belgian investigators and Italian judges.

    Andrea Cozzolino, an MEP for Southern Italy since 2009, stands accused of taking bribes from foreign countries to influence the European Parliament – allegations he denies.

    He is one of four current and former MEPs wrapped up in the Qatargate investigation, which centres around allegations that Qatar and Morocco paid a group based in Brussels to sway EU lawmakers.


    Prince Charles ‘accepted a suitcase with 1m euros’, report claims
    26 June 2022


  45. MarkyMark says:

    Hancock And Kwarteng Caught In Undercover Investigation By Led By Donkeys!

    The activist and accountable organisation, Led By Donkeys, posted a trailer to an explosive investigation they carried out called “MPs for Hire”. In the trailer the explain how a number of MPs from different parties were approached but just mainly Tories replied. Two of them, Matt Hancock and Kwasi Kwarteng conducted interviewers where they named their price.

    Correction: Matt Hancock demanded £1500 an hour not a day.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Who can blame them? When a ‘diversity’ officer in the NHS is paid more than an MP something has gone badly wrong with the remuneration.


  46. s.trubble says:

    Who could ever have dreamt a dream, in their wildest dreams, of a German made Motorhome parked on a 92 year old,s driveway in FIFE, would have led to the complete downfall of a political party and its dark obsession.

    Certainly not the bbC or the other cheek of the same **se STV.

    The unbridled joy of Krankie,s demise was something to behold.
    Good riddance …and as the saying goes up here …”just Do One”


  47. tomo says:

    “it’s just like church bells”


    Well, having spent months in accommodation near minarets will soddin great bullhorns on them – I can tell you that’s something of an understatement.


    I think that all BBC offices should be fitted with high power audio amplifiers and BBC issued phones all set to emit the muezzin call to saleh at MAX volume.


  48. MarkyMark says:





  49. s.trubble says:

    You would think that after all this time the supply chain of the boats
    to the invaders would have been disrupted by the French.

    Add to that the fact that none of the arrivals has been sent back
    from whence they came.

    There seems an endless supply of 99% young Islamic males..

    We share virtually no cultural values with this religion
    why is it being allowed to continue?


    • MarkyMark says:

      First number is KILLED – second is INJURED.

      During this time period, there were 46 Islamic attacks in 13 countries, in which 324 people were killed and 204 injured.

      2023.04.08 Pakistan Tiarza 2 3 A Tehreek-e-Taliban sniper fires into a security camp, killing two residents.
      2023.04.08 Pakistan Malakdin 8 2 Eight lives are obliterated by a Tehreek-e-Taliban IED.
      2023.04.08 Syria Deir Ez-Zor 6 0 A half-dozen innocents are blow up by the Islamic State.
      2023.04.07 Syria Homs 6 0 Six civilians hunting for truffles are killed by an ISIS anti-tank mine.
      2023.04.07 Nigeria Atakpa 8 5 Eight lose their lives to Muslim terrorists.
      2023.04.07 Pakistan Swabi 1 2 A policeman is killed by a grenade base in the former Islamist stronghold.
      2023.04.07 DRC Enebula 22 0 Twenty-two men and women are cut down during a savage ADF attack on a farming community.
      2023.04.07 Nigeria Mgban 37 0 Over thirty locals are hacked to death at a displaced persons camp by militant Muslims.
      2023.04.07 Israel Hamra Junction 2 1 Two Israeli sisters are shot to death in their car by a Palestinian.
      2023.04.07 Israel Tel Aviv 1 5 An Italian tourist is killed when a Palestinian rams his car into a crowd.
      2023.04.06 Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2 0 A couple is honor-killed by a family member.
      2023.04.06 Yemen Sanaa 2 0 Two ISIS suicide bombers go off early, killing two bus passengers.
      2023.04.06 Mali Nossombougou 5 0 Two civilians are among five cut down by Jihadists.
      2023.04.06 Afghanistan Zabul 1 0 A civilian is shot dead by terrorists.
      2023.04.06 Zaranj Nimroz 1 0 A young woman is brutally shot dead and dumped into a well.
      2023.04.06 Nigeria Akpanta 3 3 Muslim militants kill three.
      2023.04.06 Nigeria Ugbodi 4 3 Four villagers are slain by Muslim terrorists.
      2023.04.06 Nigeria Akpete 1 1 Muslim militants kill a man and rape a woman.
      2023.04.06 Burkina Faso Kourakou 44 0 Forty-four civilians are massacred by Jihadists in separate attacks on two villages.
      2023.04.05 Nigeria Umogidi 46 0 Forty-six members of a farming community are massacred by Muslim terrorists.

      2023.04.05 DRC Mukondi 36 24 Three dozen villagers are hacked or burned to death by ADF Islamists.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Independent report
      Applying sharia law in England and Wales: independent review
      Independent review by Professor Mona Siddiqui and a review panel of experts into the application of sharia law in England and Wales by sharia councils.

      Home Office
      1 February 2018


  50. Richard Pinder says:


    “What does BBC stand for again? I keep forgetting.” Elon Musk