Start the Week 17 April 2023

Do you work for the BBC ? Have you received a ‘why don’t you leave ?’ letter ? Then why not get on this site and tell all .. we ll be sorry to see you go … or maybe not . Defund the BBC .

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274 Responses to Start the Week 17 April 2023

  1. StewGreen says:

    BBCnews double down n #DroughtPorn for Cornwall
    where it’s so wet that no one will be using a hosepipe for weeks
    .. so hosepipe bans make little difference
    Average reservoir levels are at 80% by the 7 day old stats ..they’ll be higher now.


    • StewGreen says:

      SouthwestWater’s reservoirs have 9 months supply in
      even if there is not one drop more of rain


      • G says:

        Have you made allowance for their long term planning? Like, they, in the knowledge (off the record) that there will be hundreds of thousands of imports over the future years attracted to the SW?


  2. MarkyMark says:


    Manchester students deface poem by ‘racist’ Kipling


    “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


    The new rulers of Cambodia call 1975 “Year Zero”, the dawn of an age in which there will be no families, no sentiment, no expressions of love or grief, no medicines, no hospitals, no schools, no books, no learning, no holidays, no music, no song, no post, no money – only work and death.

    John Pilger, Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979)[1]


    Jeeves and Wooster stories censored to avoid offending modern readers
    PG Wodehouse classics the latest to be rewritten as Penguin also includes trigger warning that the texts use ‘outdated’ language

    Craig Simpson
    15 April 2023 • 6:52pm


    Roald Dahl: Why are they rewriting Roald Dahl?


  3. MarkyMark says:

    The new rulers of Cambodia call 1975 “Year Zero”, the dawn of an age in which there will be no families (nuclear family to be destroyed by BLM), no sentiment, no expressions of love or grief, no medicines, no hospitals (NHS Strikes), no schools (GOv training camps), no books (hate not hate removing books), no learning (no one knows maths), no holidays (planes are evil due to climate change), no music (just drill music), no song, no post, no money (bitcoin)– only work and death.

    John Pilger, Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979)[1]


  4. MarkyMark says:

    The woke elite of football punditry were quick to join the bandwagon. Always outspoken Labour Party supporter Gary Neville worried: “How were the Saudi Arabians accepted into the Premier League? We don’t know. There’s no transparency and there’s no independence.” Specifically criticising the Saudi acquisition, he said: “there will always be question marks about them”…

    You’d be forgiven for wondering, then, why Labour and left aren’t sheikh-ing their fists at the impending Qatari takeover of Manchester United


    Michael Owen Cringe Dubai Promo


  5. MarkyMark says:

    The event showcased NEOM’s stages, production support facilities, talent and crews and also highlighted Saudi Arabia’s production incentives, specifically its incentive program offering financial refunds of up to 40 percent for local and international producers shooting in the Kingdom.

    According to NEOM, guests travelled from Saudi Arabia itself, North America, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, the UAE, Turkey, India and Morocco.

    40 percent for local and international producers shooting in the Kingdom.


  6. TrickCyclist says:

    ITV News at Ten did a report tonight on the devastation caused by Fentanyl use in American cities and how lives can be saved by the Narcan nasal spray.
    Reporter Dan Rivers focussed on the death of a middle-class white guy.
    Now if you’re like me you probably associate the drug Fentanyl with the name George Floyd. So they must have mentioned him, right?
    Nope. Can’t imagine why.


    • JohnC says:

      I wonder if a lot of people have a stand-out moment about Floyd.

      Mine is when they were trying to interview the police chief who said he had to go because a young black girl had been shot dead through the head in a drive-by shooting.

      And none of the media were interested because it was blacks who did it.

      Meanwhile a career criminal high on drugs resisted arrest and an over-zealous cop – who clearly hated him – went too far while restraining him. And the Leftists went crazy, the witch Pelosi actually thanked George for dying to show us the error of our ways and the media circus watched as he was buried in a gold coffin.

      That was a big-red flag to me that our society was totally broken. The hypocrisy and double-standards of the Left disgust me more than words can say. They don’t care one bit about black people unless their death can be used in their ideological war against the Right. They are the worst kind of liars.

      Which reminds me : I wonder what has happened to maxi. Has his funding been pulled or have the recent BBC ‘troll’ articles finally woken up his sense of shame.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:


        I do not think the cops hated Floyd at all. He was just a criminal arrested for passing a fake $20.

        They showed concern for him and called an ambulance. This was nothing like the Rodney King arrest. The technique of controlling him by putting a knee to the back of the neck, not the throat, was taught by the police force. It was just to keep him down without hurting him. He died of the fentanyl overdose and nothing more. The entire case was in essence a lynching of the cops who did nothing wrong.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC News Channel, Friday 23 July 2020

      We referred to George Floyd’s death as occurring during an encounter with white police officers. The officer who knelt on his neck is white, but two of the other three involved are not.



      • JohnC says:

        It’s amazing how the BBC’s ‘mistakes’ are always in favour of the agenda.

        They are dirty scumbag hypocrite liars. Just like their darlings in the SNP.

        I think I covered all bases there.


  7. taffman says:

    Not only Londonistan but in taffland also. CCBGB………..

    Who voted for all this tosh ?
    Next time, vote for Reform and get them into the Welsh Assembly Gov .


  8. taffman says:

    Do any readers and posters think that we are too soft in this country? . ……..

    Tip – watch the video


  9. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:


    • taffman says:

      Yasser Dasmibehbi
      ” The BBC are NOTHING MORE than a mouthpiece of the state, says Neil Oliver”. I think that Neil is right !


    • Guest Who says:

      Another interesting comment is how so much now is just done to annoy… but it can only be done with the complicity of the ideological MSM.

      From the triumph shareholder return and staff security that is Bud Light to the Lib Dem Weiner pleasuring himself with a bag of curry powder on a snooker table…


  10. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    I don’t remember seeing this posted before. It’s not BBC but it is a good antidote to its venom.
    Well it cheers me up,at least on a gloomy morning.


  11. atlas_shrugged says:

    Bridgen, Chope and others doing a fine job trying to resist the coup by WHO barking marxists:

    What a pity that SNP, Liebour and Con front-benchers could not have had first hand ‘Cambodian’ experience that we were reminded about in a previous excellent post. That may have hammered some sense into them.


  12. JohnC says:

    Here’s a very rare event indeed. A 15 year old stabbing murderer named in the headline and we get a front-page mug-shot.

    Tomasz Oleszak murder: Leighton Amies, 15, guilty of killing 14-year-old

    And it’s very odd how this is the first 15 year old stabber to be actually named and shown in a BBC article to my knowledge.

    All does start to become clear when you see a picture of him:

    I don’t recall EVER seeing this for the vast majority of stories about boys stabbing boys where the victim is black and so – we can presume – is the boy they are protecting who did it.

    Nobody can possibly think this kind of reporting at the BBC is not biased. Which makes me certain it is absolutely deliberate and the BBC know OFCOM are absolutely in agreement.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s a bee in my bonnet . Killers of any age should always be named . This monster – who I think should be hanged – is an exception . But the judge saw the circumstances and lifted the ban in the cause of ‘community safety ‘ .

      The bar for ‘community safety ‘ has reduced a long way since the rehab of offenders act 1974 but the law still protects children who kill …


      • JohnC says:

        Absolutely : anyone who can go up close to someone else and stick them deep in the chest with a knife deserves no protection at all.

        You can be sure this wasn’t the first time he’d used that knife either.

        These total idiots who claim is wasn’t his fault, he is a victim of whitey’s culture and he can be reformed should be told to grow up. We are animals like all the others – and if someone has the ability to do this in them, they will always have it in them.

        Especially that one. He’s not normal.

        I just find it incredibly convenient for the BBC/Leftist agenda that the 15 year old we actually get to see is white when the vast majority of cases we don’t get to see have black victims. Same as the hand they show holding a knife is always white.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Ironically plod wants more powers to seize knifes which look nasty . How the parliamentary drafters will deal with that will be a challenge – but the lawyers might have a lucrative time building case law on what knife constitutes being ‘nasty ‘ – if they’re gonna ban something it’s time to ‘stock up ‘….


        • Thoughtful says:

          That is catagorically not what happened John ! He was attacked first and defended himself.
          He wasn’t attacked by a single boy he was attacked by a gang, and the boy who was killed was called by a fine long known traditional English name “Tomasz Oleszak ”

          This could be spun that a white English kid succesfully defended himself and his girlfriend from an attack by a gang of several Eastern Europeans, only you know that is never going to happen that way.


    • G says:

      He looks like a really bright spark.


    • vlad says:

      Blatant reverse racism!


  13. andyjsnape says:

    bBC wasting tele tax payers money on producing this article

    Edinburgh pink door woman ‘sad’ after being forced to repaint

    Surely better things to worry about in the world. Lets get back to reporting, or ignoring the invaders arriving in Kent!


  14. Scroblene says:

    Good to see the Express article, prolonging the beeboid ‘redundancies’!

    Very soon, one hopes that the facts will become reality, and Radio Spaffordshire will have the chance to hire a few of them at the normal living wage instead of such a disgraceful bloated salaries the over-75s have to pay for.

    No autocue-reader such as that lot deserves even a quarter of the disgusting amount of tax-payers’ money! Why, it’s almost as much as ‘chief executives’ and other wasters get on local councils!


  15. tomo says:


    A trivial scoping of the coverage seems to show that the MSM aren’t liking being called out over their bias.


    • Guest Who says:

      “Good point, generosity is always the right move. 69% it is!”

      A number the media revolves around.


    • Guest Who says:

      “Reporters are supposed to be interested in everything and listen to information without judgment”

      ‘Supposed to’ is up there with ‘should’.

      The BBC acts pretty much as judge, jury and executioner, often based on what it it heard second hand and passes on unchecked.

      Ask The Critic Toenails or Newsnight Jobbie.


  16. Sluff says:

    Another day. Another racist victimhood story on Toady.
    And who better than our Mischal to present.

    Black and Asian women have worse maternity outcomes than white women. But why?

    The only concrete example given was that Black African Muslim Women and Black Asian Muslim Women cannot make informed choices because they cannot read the information leaflets because they are in English !!!!!
    I think an FFS is appropriate.
    It does rather beg the question why are they in this country in the first place? Could it ironically be because of our ‘free’ (hahahaha) NHS?


  17. Fedup2 says:

    Yes – another quiet news day – so it’s the reversion to the ‘coloured folk as victim ‘ narrative . I wonder – really – how the stats stack up between the majority of wimmin giving birth – ie the coloured imports – to the minority white wimmin ?

    And does it include the health tourists( parasites ) ripping off the NHS ?
    This issue is too complex for the bbc which just wants more of our cash thrown away . Meanwhile – how are the striking medical mafia getting on – keep dreaming of that 35% girls ….


    • Zephir says:

      “More of our cash thrown away”

      Whilst bbc employees do their level best to avoid paying tax through various dodges that have been widely reported.

      Bloody hypocrites of the highest degree and morally bankrupt.


  18. Fedup2 says:

    Really quiet news day – stuff about free gas and electricity for all by banning pre pay meters – let’s all pay for the feckless . If some vulnerable groups have pre payment meters installed how will they be able to pay for their netflix / Sky …?


  19. Fedup2 says:

    Terrorist attacks on sports events – secenario – some lefty chooses the wrong sport to ‘disrupt ‘ and the audience beat said terrorist to death ….
    Who will the BBC blame ?
    Terrorist / protester ?
    Will there be a minute silence at all prem games ?
    Will there be justice with a legal team ?

    Personally I care less about whether said protester gets killed or whether some sports thing gets stopped – its part of the entertainment ….
    On the upside – whatever the ‘cause ‘ being promoted is being put back a bit which can only be a good thing . Burn that carbon …


  20. Doublethinker says:

    A so called Tory government is talking of:

    Stopping me driving my ICE car in cities
    Making it very costly to use a car anywhere
    Stopping me using my wood burner
    Confiscating my kitchen knives
    Making me have six different types of waste bin
    Making me install a heat pump
    Forcing me to eat insects
    Feeding anti farting food to cows ( humans next)
    Switching off my electricity if I use too much despite it costing a fortune
    Filling the countryside with wind farms
    Filling all the hotels and disused MOD barracks with illegal migrants
    Preventing me from saying what I think or even thinking what I think
    Forcing me to continue to pay the BBC by direct taxation

    But they still want me to vote for them?


  21. Zephir says:

    I have an interview coming up soon, I checked their career page, first picture 7 wimmin and not a single male (And this is CIVIL ENGINEERING, I bet not a single one of these wimmin will be working shifts or nights, probably all in HR or something in a nice, warm 9 to 5 office).

    Since I already have one offer, I will have no hesitation mentioning this to the wimmin interviewing me if asked about diversity, which seems to infect many interviews that wimmin control.


  22. atlas_shrugged says:


    Excellent list to which I would add:

    Forcing you to wear a useless muzzle
    Coercing you to take a clot shot which increases chances of infection



  23. AsISeeIt says:

    For those watching in black and white edition

    It has to be the very pinacle of some hobbyist protester’s career so far – a large colour frontpage pic in the morning edition of the Times newspaper: On cue A Just Stop Oil protester stopped play at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield last night by throwing orange dye on one of the tables

    Orange dye

    To borrow those classic words of TV commentator Ted Lowe: “…and for those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green”

    Or did he say: “…and for those of you who are watching in black and white, it’s the one behind the blue” ?

    No matter, my recollection tends toward the latter version but the internet isn’t quite sure.

    Our protester must be pleased as punch since he also got himself frontpage of the Telegraph too. However, the Guardian reproduces the shot on their frontpage in only the tiniest of versions. Does this tell us something? There’s no use preaching to the converted?

    Anyway the Guardian has other fish to fry. Or Royal quiche to diss: ‘More like spinach pie’ Felicity Cloake tests the coronation quiche – coronation gets a small ‘c’ in the Gruan house style – as you sense they’d much prefer to enjoy serving that flan back to the Royal face in old school comic style.

    The deferential Express reports on the Royal menu with similiar obsequiousness to that which they employ to support the former Goldman Sachs office boy now our Swindon regional manager Rishi Sunak and along with our interim PM the Express loves our proxy war: By Royal Command Eat quiche for my Coronation! – capital ‘C’

    In the words of George Orwell: “It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true, that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during “God Save the King” than stealing from a poor box” – not that these days you’d get them anywhere near a church or its poor box

    The left-leaning metropolitan youthful female-orientated (don’t worry, she’s a voter) ‘i’ newspaper’s editorial staff have a moment of self-awareness: Are you a middle class cook? Take the quizz…

    The similarly orientated corporate advertising freesheet Metro joins in the fun: Forget your coronation chicken. Here’s the King’s flanastic treat!

    What about the workers? The Old Labour Daily Mirror: Let them eat quiche.

    So what about all this supposedly grass roots protest stunt publicity, you ask… does it have any effect on public opinion?

    I’ve always loved horse racing but the Grand National protesters have changed my mind. The infiltration of the Aintree course was certainly effective in forcing people to consider the ethical basis of the Grand National – Simon Kelner in the ‘i’ today.

    Recent convert? I’m not convinced by our Simon’s sudden Damascene epiphany: Letter from the editor: Re-evaluating the Grand National… Thanks to all of you who wrote in response to my letter of Monday, in which I explained that I’d re-evaluated my view of the Grand National after the shocking sight of the corpses of two horses that fell, fatally, in Saturday’s race – that was our Simon having his doubts way back in April 2011 under the Independent banner. When, mind you we notice the ‘i’ cost 20p and the frontpage headline fretted over NHS reforms – it’s now priced at 80p (60p if you subscribe) – as for the NHS – it staggers on and on unreformed.

    Here’s a rather telling observation from our Simon in 2011: Predictably, I suppose, the overwhelming majority of correspondents disapproved of the race – it’s generally those who feel strongly against something who are moved to write in – or to protest. Left-leaning Independent correspondents representing a minority of a minority.

    The Mirror’s top story takes it race-baiting with latterday race martyr Stephen Lawrence’s dad. The FT goes Putin-baiting with some: Russian opposition activist – and the female interest Times frontapage finds room for: The 7 things millennial women talk about; and Gene finding could deliver contraceptive pill for men – despite the patriarchy.


  24. Fedup2 says:

    The ‘i’ – a failed ‘newspaper ‘ . So bad it’s only online ? Anyway – I might consider the ethical value of ‘Simon kelner ‘ . Do you think the kidult editor asks the ‘on tap ‘ columnists to come up with a piece about the Grand National and chooses the one who is most ‘approved ‘.

    Is The amount of navel gazing in Blighty a sign of the rapid decline to come – maybe not affecting those over the hill so much but the poor sods on still climbing said hill .

    If I was younger – and circumstances allowed it – I’d either get out or find a quiet white enclave …. If such places still exist outside Scotland …


  25. Fedup2 says:

    Edred Whitingham ?,25, Is named as the criminal who destroyed a snooker table – studying PPE at Exeter . Wonder if he still lives with mummy and daddy ….

    .. perhaps he has modelled himself on scumbag Pete Hain …?


  26. MarkyMark says:



  27. Fedup2 says:

    Oh the joy – SNP Treasurer arrested …. One for the masons ?


  28. Guest Who says:

    Ofcom is today introducing a new requirement and supplementary guidance which will help to ensure the BBC communicates more openly and consistently with its competitors about planned changes to its public services.

    The new, enforceable requirement applies to any planned changes to the BBC’s public service activities which are likely to be subject to a “materiality assessment” under the operating framework.

    It will ensure that the BBC’s competitors are informed about such plans in advance, so that they have fair opportunity to comment during the process.

    We are also introducing additional guidance setting out our expectations on how the BBC should communicate and engage with stakeholders in relation to such changes. This includes measures to ensure greater transparency and consistency in its dialogue with them.

    These are some of a number of changes, announced today, concerning how we will regulate the BBC’s impact on competition going forward. All new requirements and guidance, and the reasons for them – including those which respond to concerns raised in our review of BBC Studios – are set out in full in our statement.

    The term ‘transparency’ and BBc do not coexist. But they are consistent.. ly venal.


  29. andyjsnape says:

    Jamie Foxx still in hospital a week after admission

    Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery,” she added – his daughter that is.. so other than being a black actor and being put on a pedestal, not alot to see here


  30. MarkyMark says:

    It is now nearly seven years since Labour last published their press transparency data. Back in April 2021, Starmer’s team promised they would publish a year’s worth of details over their meetings with media executives, following the three-year black hole left behind by Jeremy Corbyn. While they didn’t promise to fill that gap, they did at least say things would change going forward. Guido was assured it was coming, just wait. And wait. And wait…


    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
    The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
    Amy Gibbons
    Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23


  31. MarkyMark says:

    The British taxpayers stumped up £140 million in February yet the scheme has yet to get off the ground comes despite multiple promises from leading government figures to the contrary. On its announcement in April of last year, Priti Patel pledged the scheme would make the immigration system “fairer”, in June she re-committed to the policy, adding preparations for “future flights” had “already begun”. In addition to saying sending immigrants to Rwanda was her “dream”, current Home Secretary Suella Braverman also said it would “break the business model” of people smugglers. Meanwhile Rishi’s repeated pledges to “Stop the Boats” have come alongside a commitment to “make our Rwanda policy work”. Not a single illegal migrant has been deported to Rwanda…


    600K Immigrants lost by the UK Home Office.
    20K Terrorists on the UK terrorist watch list.
    3K Extreme Terrorists on the UK terrorist watch list.
    22 Lost in Manchester according to Theresa May.
    1 More attack labelled bad driving this month of August.

    The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.


    Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.


  32. Guest Who says:

    ’tis the season….



    • MarkyMark says:

      Migrant workers send home £8bn to families
      20 November 2018

      £8bn to families

      The remittances sent home by migrants can be a lifeline for families in poorer countries – sent back by people working in wealthier parts of the world.


  33. MarkyMark says:

    Ghana confirm invasion of new mosquito breed wey be ‘stubborn’


  34. andyjsnape says:

    Putin’s war in Ukraine sees violence erupt in Sudan as more than 100 dead

    The media trying to associate Ukraine with Sudan :(, and hint at blaming Russian for whats going on in Sudan


    • G.W.F. says:

      Should we expect refugees from Sudan? Young men of military age who may have earned a few favours from the British elite.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Brexit causes climate change.


  35. Thoughtful says:

    Here’s something the excruciatingly far Left BBC won’t be reporting (and remember the omissions are the most egregious form of bias that there is).

    The subject this time is the lies of the lunatic Democrat love of crime in major US cities in this case New York where the Socialist have been claiming that poor people need to steal in order to survive and that they are only doing so because they cannot afford the basic essentials of life.

    Here’s the proof that is not the case at all.

    Nearly a third of all shoplifting arrests in New York City last year involved just 327 people, the police said. Collectively, they were arrested and rearrested more than 6,000 times, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. Some engage in shoplifting as a trade, while others are driven by addiction or mental illness; the police did not identify the 327 people in the analysis.

    So just 327 people were responsible for a third of all the shoplifting and for the most part nothing was done despite this group being arrested more than 6000 times !

    This is the paradise the British Socialists have in mind for us in this country and what happens in the US inevitably ends up coming here. With the British rainbow painting dance troupe we used to call the Police, it will probably be even worse as they won’t even bother to turn up to crimes!

    I’m sure this isn’t going to be coming to a small screen near you soon as it’s an inconvenient truth the Left don’t want to be exposed.


  36. Kinell says:

    I received an email from asking me to sign Chloe Sharratt’s petition to ban horse racing in the UK. Chloe talks of horses being murdered and such things, but what struck me most was the line,’ sport for the rich and greedy’. Have these activists been in a betting shop recently.


  37. StewGreen says:

    #GoodbyeCBC is trending
    Trudeau uses it to spread his propaganda
    Their staff are similar to BBC and headed awy from Twitter to Mastodon


  38. StewGreen says:

    R4 now “Campaigners say measures DON’T go far enough”

    doh never say “measures DO GO far enough”

    redundant headline


  39. s.trubble says:

    Along with the entire SNP surely the £32 million bBC Scotland must go along with it.

    this organ was nothing more and nothing less than a media propaganda puppet for Krankie and Co.


  40. Guest Who says:

    Champion more an FoC gal to get her slot on the telly?


  41. Guest Who says:

    BBC NA and Wendy still gunning for Musk, Adams and Trump?


    • MarkyMark says:



    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, “Bill Gates has donated over $80 million to an NGO that teaches 10 year old kids how to become “sex workers” and claims “All people are sexual beings with sexual rights, regardless of their age.” is that a spoof?


      • Guest Who says:

        Seems so. Springster could always check.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Up2snuff I don’t have to spend time checking such wacky claims
        The default is to assume they are bogus
        cos the person making them shows no evidence.


  42. Dickie says:

    Could come in handy, then again one could get arrested as well


  43. Scroblene says:

    While some nutters rename The Brecon Beacons – a view of which I persevered with for several years while in reform school, I wonder what these same nutters will do about the orange lollipops which flash at pedestrian crossings!

    Can we call them ‘Belisha bacons’ and happily enrage the ‘enrichers’, or maybe ‘Belisha bikons’, and enrage Jeremy Vine?

    I’m sure there’s a full department of lbgtqwerts in some snivil serpent department in Croydon, dealing with the issues , ‘working’ from home, and delivering a seventeen-thousand page ‘report’ in seventeen languages, on bugger all as usual…

    I suspect the awful BBC will ask one of their autocue-readers (who are expected to sod off to Radio Spaffordshire soon at the tax-payers’ expense), to ‘investigate’, but I won’t know because I’d rather have my fingernails trapped in a car door than listen or watch that sort of crap!


  44. Sluff says:

    Whilst not condoning shooting in the USA a black youngster who may have made a genuine and innocent mistake by knocking on the wrong door, some questions occur.,

    1. Why is this even ON the BBC news at all ? Well, we all know the answer and it has nothing to do with news and everything to do with the BBC’s unending black victimhood narrative.
    2. Could the fact that the perpetrator was 84 years old, lived alone, and it was 10 pm at night just have a little bit to do with it?


    • StewGreen says:

      I used to do Market Research in the states
      mostly over the phone
      but sometimes in person
      and sometimes door knocking
      .. “What you doing boy ? you could get shot”
      was said to me a couple of times

      .. Previously a Japanese kid on holiday was shot doing trick or treat
      Baton Rouge on Oct. 17, 1992,
      The shooter was white, was acquitted but lost a civil case for damages


  45. Deborah says:

    As soon as the item on Look North about a lady bitten by a false widow spider had Peter Levy reporting the spiders only used to be found in the south of England, I knew what was coming, and wasn’t disappointed.

    When the specialist in false widow spiders appeared, with his vert first sentence he told us the spiders were now found in the Midlands because of climate change.

    As regional news tries to have the same story made local in each region, has anyone from elsewhere seen a climate change story on their regional news this evening?


    • Northern Voter says:

      Whilst working on Hull Docks in the 90’s we were called to one of the sheds to deal with a pest problem. The pests were black widow spiders, they arrived in vintage and veteran cars that had been re-imported from California. The place was wick with them.


    • StewGreen says:

      I think the expert was autistic man Chris Packham

      Yes it’s climate change that spreads things .. it’s nothing to do with more and more people flying to more remote places etc. /sarc


  46. taffman says:

    The Welsh Assembly Nut House !
    Time to get rid of it . Not on Al Beeb yet ?