414 Responses to Midweek 19 April 2023

  1. tomo says:


    • Guest Who says:

      Just watched.


      Meanwhile the BBC DU’h is hiring hand of ham fist.


  2. Sluff says:

    The new leader of the SNP gave a speech today. Listening to the words, the phrases, the pauses, the turns of phrase, it sounded just like wee Burnie was speaking, but in a lower voice.

    Perhaps the real leader hasn’t changed at all. They just stay behind the scenes, writing speeches for the front man/ woman.

    But as for the financial scandal engulfing these self-righteous, sanctimonious hypocrites, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.


  3. JohnC says:

    BBC front page headline news:

    Ralph Yarl: Andrew Lester, accused of shooting black teen, is in custody

    ‘Mr Lester, who is white, allegedly shot Ralph Yarl, 16, who is black, once in the head and once in the arm last Thursday night. The boy survived.’

    Story from America. Mr Lester is 84. Not mentioned in the article. The boy survived.
    Picture of white Mr Lester included.

    Nowhere to be seen on the BBC front page. Have to check regions to find it:

    Tottenham shooting: Two charged with murder of teenager

    Straightforward deliberate murder. Victim is dead. Accused names are Tyrese Barnett and Leo Reid. No mention of their colour and no pictures.

    Black Lives Matter BBC ?. Clearly not. You don’t care one bit if they die or not. You only care when you can blame a white man.

    This situation and the anti-white racist discrimination driving it is getting out of control. And OFCOM are fully complicit.

    So I checked a bit about the murders in Londonistan this year and found this picture:


    Only 2 English sounding names in the whole list. The first one I checked – Shaun McEvoy – was murdered by a man called ‘Dedan Simmons’. Nobody shows me a picture of him either.

    This entire racist, Leftist farce of trying to make us think the biggest problem is white people killing black people is going to destroy Western society. I strongly suspect the huge wedge the Democrats have driven through society with the racist BLM movement – aided by people such as the BBC – will be partly responsible for the fear this 84 year old man had when he pulled the trigger.


    • JohnC says:

      Just checking the front page again and at the BBC, the Fox News defamation case out-of-court settlement is top world news today !!.

      So I did a search for ‘Fox News’ and ‘BBC’. I got SIX about this case and ZERO about the Capitol video stories and how all that extremely relevant footage was kept secret from Judges and Juries during the trials.

      The entire BBC and OFCOM are an absolute disgrace. They have a mandate to be impartial when reporting the news and that is the justification for forcing people to pay for them. They are deviod of any actual ethics. They just fake them when it suits them.


    • taffman says:

      Take care, I understand that OfCon are after government permission to break into our emails .


      • JohnC says:

        The government do that already. They monitor EVERYTHING we do.

        Mostly to catch people intending to visit Alans Snackbar – but we will never be told that. Instead the BBC infer (but don’t directly say because they know it is a blatant lie) that the far-right are the biggest threat.


  4. Nibor says:

    BBC ,
    Let`s go to the very beginning , a very good place to start .

    You , BBC are infested by Gramscians .
    You also adhere to the Saul Alinski method of traducing anyone not of your stripe .
    So your so called comedies are not comedies , they are social engineering attacks on those who you think are Wrong Thinkers . You are bullies . Again I say you are bullies . The whole ethos of the BBC is bullying . Not even in a straightforward way , it`s a devious way . like a coward .
    You BBC are bullies and cowards and any on this site can take you one and show you and the public for what you are .


  5. Nibor says:

    If we had a public service broadcaster that was liberal/left

    and a public service broardcaster that was right wing/ libertarian

    then that might be fair .
    But we have the BBC . So definitely not fair .


  6. vlad says:

    At time of writing, the BBC shows no interest as Chicago goes up in flames.
    Below, a mob of black youths savagely attack a white woman.


    • JohnC says:

      Ahhh – the old ‘you can’t fight racism with more racism’ excuse to stop people pointing out violent black racist behaviour.

      They said the same thing about why we should not mention it is black people carrying out the racist attacks on Asians.

      Possibly the pinnacle of the warped Left hypocrisy and double standards. They are the most disgusting racists – but they are so far up their own backsides in their ‘group-think’, I honestly don’t think they even realise.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Lets go Brandon ! I feel sorry for the kids though, after all they didn’t get to vote for the crazed loon who is now the Mayor, but the victim here did and she must be very happy with what was almost certainly her choice of political leaderhip!


  7. Zephir says:

    And, here we go again:

    “BBC host Chris Packham faces calls to be sacked after urging followers to flock to XR demo in London – as Corporation stresses ‘social media guidance remains in place’ for presenters in wake of Gary Lineker row

    Chris Packham faces calls to be sacked after urging followers to join XR protest”



  8. Zephir says:

    Be afraid, this will affect us all :

    “House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledged on Monday to pass legislation to raise the nation’s debt ceiling — but on condition of capping future federal spending at 1% — as he lashed out at President Biden for refusing to engage in budget-cutting negotiations to prevent a debt crisis.

    In a high-profile speech at the New York Stock Exchange, McCarthy, the Republican leader who is marking his 100th day as speaker, said the nation’s debt load is a “ticking time bomb” and Mr. Biden is “missing in action” as the deadline nears to raise the debt limit.

    “Make no mistake: the longer President Biden waits to be sensible, to find an agreement, the more likely it becomes that this administration will bumble into the first default in our nation’s history,”


    “Fiscal crisis nears as McCarthy takes debt ceiling plan to Wall Street
    The House speaker outlined the party’s new proposal at the New York Stock Exchange, more than a decade after a similar GOP-led standoff hammered U.S. markets”



    • MarkyMark says:

      “Make no mistake: the longer President Biden waits to be sensible, to find an agreement, the more likely it becomes that this administration will bumble into the first default in our nation’s history,”

      Two Masks Are the New Masks
      Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk when you have to spend more time around others — in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration.


  9. Zephir says:

    And what has the biased bbc to say about it ?


    “What will the US do now? For most of us, the impact should be barely noticeable – at least in the first few months”

    and, of course a let off for Biden:

    “US debt has risen regardless of administration”

    Then halfway down the page we find:

    “Then, economic catastrophe

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has estimated that special measures can buy time for the US until at least June, at which point the government will no longer be able to pay its bills.

    That is the scenario many analysts see as a true economic catastrophe.

    In the event, some say authorities would have to do as much as they can to avoid default. That would mean finding ways to make interest payments while other obligations go unpaid, such as defence contractor payments; Social Security cheques, received by retirees across the country; and salaries of government employees, including the military.

    Even something as basic as weather forecasts could be affected, since so many rely on data from the government-funded National Weather Service.

    A default could ruin the country’s trustworthiness, roiling global financial markets, where US debt is heavily traded and has traditionally been viewed as low risk. ”



  10. JohnC says:

    Killamarsh murders: Inquest to examine failings over quadruple killer

    Goodness me – another actual idetification and a picture of a murderer !!. They are few and far between these days.

    And given that the majority of stories I see about this are black people, what are the chances it’s another whitey like the one yesterday ?.

    100% if it’s the BBC.



  11. andyjsnape says:

    Ralph Yarl: Andrew Lester, accused of shooting black teen, turns himself in

    No bbc its not about white shooting black, and p’ing people off with your “reporting”.

    Its only about a person shooting a person! This isn’t racist, so stop your stupid “reporting”!!


  12. Guest Who says:


  13. Fedup2 says:

    So you steal a U.S. election – and then you deflect . You know the msm will not investigate or even question the legitimacy of the result .

    You rubbish the cheated candidate
    You declare a demonstration an ‘insurrection ‘
    You hold huge investigations into the ‘insurrection ‘
    You hold show trials of protesters .
    You sentence protesters to huge prison sentences
    You challenge the only media outfit questioning the result
    You try to take the media outfit to a show trial
    You use the DOJ ( fbi) as your attack dog

    And you continue to deflect .

    Repeat in 2024 .


    • Guest Who says:

      It’s a BBC led SOP.

      If they cannot flat out misreport, they rig everything.


      • MarkyMark says:

        I’m going to Argos with my son now to buy some Lego and calm down from the shear terror that the fabric of our society is tearing.
        2:14 pm · 24 Feb 2019


      • MarkyMark says:

        A Commons sleaze investigation into shadow minister Jess Philips has concluded she breached the House’s Register of Interest rules multiple times with late registrations of payments in her capacity as an author, columnist and public speaker, beyond the 28-day deadline. She also “incorrectly registered accommodation provided by Google as hospitality rather than earnings.” No doubt if this were a Tory minister Labour would by demanding a resignation…


  14. Guest Who says:

    QT next?

    Love the angle of the bearded guy.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Over 50K pounds – MPs on 89K


      • Thoughtful says:

        Yep,. not much really is it Marky, but then that’s why it’s officially a part time job and MPs are expected to work a second job and have an alternative income.

        Maybe that is a better way of doing things, that if you don’t have an actual employment first you can’t stand to be elected as an MP that way we get rid of the professional politicians !


        • MarkyMark says:

          BBC rebuked over £6,500 fees paid to Diane Abbott for appearances on late night political programme


          Dear Darren Henry,

          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,
          Mr. H


  15. Guest Who says:


    Also ex bbc, I believe.

    Still pondering how certain podcast and niche talk shows fund Marr, O’Brien, Sopes, Goodhall, Burley, Strumpet…


  16. Guest Who says:

    Times post RTd by Chris Bryant of FT ‘scoop’…

    Mehdi Hasan wears a suit too.


  17. JohnC says:

    Would you believe it !. After months of murders and stabbing with the perpertrators usually ‘too young to be identified’ we suddenly get pictures of 3 murderers in just 2 days from the BBC !!!.


    And this time it’s another elderly gentleman who clearly has some kind of mental issues – but we don’t mention either of those things:

    Here’s he is:

    The only thing confusing me is that I’ve seen dozens of articles about murders on the BBC in recent years where all we see are their black victims who were really good boys and loved everybody – yet all the murderers (according to the BBC anyway) seem to be white ???.


  18. AsISeeIt says:

    In the words of Sir Keir Starmer: public sector reform will take longer because it always does edition

    Unusually for our Starmer-curious Times newspaper of late, this morning it doesn’t go frontpage news with the Labour leader’s lastest asseverations.

    By dint of which – we suspect – the Times takes up the laggard spot, bringing up the rear, consigned to act as rear gunner, in the BBC online press title line up. The wooden spoon And Finally position is habitually awarded by the BBC to the jokey blokey Daily Star. Yet today we see the former Thunderer bannished to the naughty chair.

    Top spot on the prize podium goes to teacher’s new pet the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper: NHS targets will return if Starmer becomes PM.

    Starmer’s NHS pledge – is the BBC’s positive sounding spin picked from today’s newspaper headlines. However, their own news website Heath tab – where one would think one would read just about every utterance Starmer wanted to get off his chest, instead prioritises: End racial disparities in maternal deaths – MPs

    Time now must be long over-due for a BBC dedicated Race news tab? There’s certainly a potential space for one available on the news website since their Coronavirus tab disappeared into the ether.

    This so-called Pledge is of interest to potential putative NHS patients (or victims – depending how you look at it) only in as far as confirming for us – just as we always suspected – that Sir Keir sees himself as a Tony Blair re-tread.

    Labour leader pledges to reintroduce Blair-style targets (‘i’)

    We did enjoy Sir Keir’s lawerly rallying call to low expectations where our public sector blob is concerned: ‘There are things that can be done immediately and (some) change will take longer.. because reforming public services always does’ (‘i’) – this somewhat defeatist talk comes from the fomerly sooner-harder-longer chap – when he was in full-blown prosecution mode rather than having to mitigate his future responsibilty.

    Let me think… a pro-EU PM Starmer could certainly award public sector payrises tout suite – but getting the buggers to work more efficiently is a job that has mañana written all over it.

    Something tells me (it’s wisdom gained of experience) that our Sir Keir won’t be about to tackle NHS failings and the causes of NHS failings…

    The NHS is broken, declares Starmer. One in five goes to A&E because they cannot get a GP appointment, claims Labour leader (Telegraph) – he’s not far wrong there.

    And why can’t they get a GP appointment? Well, we like to throw the odd brickbats at our former family quacks but I’m guessing the queue for A&E services consisting as it does of tired, poor, huddled masses (to paraphase the Statue of Liberty poem) yearning for free-at-the-point-of-access no questions asked healthcare… might not be signed up with a GP… let me think… ‘cos they ain’t UK citizens?

    In further health ‘not news’ – at least for those of us who don’t consume the mainstream media – and take it all in – as though we were wide-eyed naive jejune impressionable unquestioning lab rats: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic was, more likely than not, to be the result of a research-related incident’ China started developing Covid vaccines weeks before virus emerged, says report (Telegraph)

    Think about this… the so-called Tory press are fretting today how a few spoilt brat (Allison Pearson’s term for them in the Telegraph) hobbyist eco protesters keep getting away with their stunts, despite the Tory government (Sun & Mail). Meanwhile the left-leaning titles agitate about dangerous criminals released to commit more crime (Metro) and about black kids killing one another with knives, not so much despite as because of the Tory government (Mirror)

    This is the same goverment, mind you, that could stop half the economy and lock us in our homes for two years at the drop of a hat.

    And yet Starmer basically admits even he can’t reform the NHS anytime soon.


  19. Sluff says:

    Talking about the Fox News case on Toady this morning, a stooge American interviewee blurted out that the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and others are all staffed mainly by the Liberal Left !!!!!!!!!

    He’ll be on the naughty step and not be invited back any time soon.


  20. MarkyMark says:

    “The NHS is broken, declares Starmer. One in five goes to A&E because they cannot get a GP appointment, claims Labour leader (Telegraph) – he’s not far wrong there.”

    Clap for Heroes: Nurses say they do not want return of applause



  21. andyjsnape says:

    Beijing: Twelve held after Beijing hospital fire kills 29

    “Angry and concerned relatives rushed to the hospital hours later, only learning of the fire from local news reports” – I’m sure they would have rang you soonest, after collecting bodies and looking after existing patients, honestly bbc looking for a blame immediately


    • MarkyMark says:

      Twelve people have been detained by police for questioning after a hospital fire in Beijing killed at least 29, most of them patients.

      The fire, among the deadliest in recent years, broke out in Changfeng Hospital at about 13:00 local time on Tuesday.

      Angry and concerned relatives rushed to the hospital hours later, only learning of the fire from local news reports.

      “Seven or eight hours have passed and I didn’t even receive a call,” one relative told China Youth Daily.




  22. MarkyMark says:

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

    ― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics
    Read more quotes from G.K. Chesterton



    Official statistics released today, Thursday 6 October, show there were 155,841 hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales (2021-2022), a 24 per cent increase compared with the previous year.

    The majority of hate crimes were racially motivated, accounting for over two-thirds of such offences (70%; 109,843 offences). Religious hate crimes increased by 37 per cent, sexual orientation hate crimes increased by 41%, disability hate crimes by 43%, and transgender identity hate crimes by 56%.


    “Diversity is something that should be celebrated, and we must send a clear message to those who target people for who they are that their behaviour and actions will not be tolerated.


  23. MarkyMark says:

    Alongside Lucy’s hopes and dreams for the future, the pages detail her secret suffering. She had been groomed and abused from the age of 12 by Tasnim’s father, taxi driver Azhar Ali Mehmood, who was 10 years Lucy’s senior.

    The truth leaves Tasnim reeling. She feels as if she is the only person in the world going through this. But research suggests she is far from the only one.



    The population of Rotherham is 266,183 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Rotherham to be 267,000.

    Her report, published in 2014, found at least 1,400 children were subjected to sexual abuse and she detailed how girls as young as 11 were raped, trafficked, abducted, beaten, and intimidated by men predominantly of Pakistani heritage.22 Jun 2022


  24. Guest Who says:

    The MSM likes keep things short, snappy and… there’s a reason.

    The MSM no longer reports. Context and facts are complications.

    So short and snappy allows inaccuracy, gotcha, opinion and, crucially, working up the mob to gain traction. Maybe a nit of post action extra dissing and editing to keep things bubbling.

    Mehdi Hasan was a BBC fave go-to cattle wrangler. As nasty a bit of work in a sharp suit as is possible to imagine.

    The BBc liked him for that, the mob he worked up and the one degree of separation they afforded them whilst setting all the girls in the W1A cubicle gardens hearts’ aflutter. And the wimmin.

    Then he went to America, mucked about with podcasts with about as much success as Sopes and BS, or Nish with cable humour.

    So of course MSNBC picked him up. I suspect MSNBC is a BBC TNI partner.


    A Comment:

    “I couldn’t help think as I read this that Matt couldn’t have done much damage to his reputation because the interview was MSNBC. They lie constantly. The only people that actually watch MSNBC are talking heads and paid activists. Hasan is more of a member of the so-called press than the actual press. No sane person would ever assume anyone working for MSNBC cared about, much less reported, actual facts……”

    So, perfect TNI for BBC NA.

    In the interest of balance, counter comments are worth reading to appreciate a spread of opinion. Any hostile remain, though are as expected.

    I also suspect the BBC would not have Matt or Lee on any time soon.

    This would be worth running by Springster, ECU, or OFCOM for comment, but they are all in the same sewer as Mehdi.

    Who will eat them last.


    • Guest Who says:

      Hey, they got Sopes, then Katty, then Nick, then Springster, then Saz, then Wen… oh.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Please check the data yourself (don’t rely on others or what I say), but seems to me that he (Mehdi Hasan) has painted the data in a better light to deflect the story.
      The Numbers Don’t Lie: White Far-Right Terrorists Pose a Clear Danger to Us All


      This story shows how to make data not seem as bad by grouping and looking for a story that fits your point of view. Please look at the data and decide yourself. I suggest you look at it and think of what trend you would determine, then read Mehdi Hasan interpretation.

      106 vs 119 killings

      During the September 11 attacks in 2001, 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000 others wounded, which is missing from the graph.

      Yet the numbers don’t lie — even if the Islamophobes do. “Since September 12, 2001,” noted a recent report prepared for Congress by the Government Accountability Office, “the number of fatalities caused by domestic violent extremists has ranged from 1 to 49 in a given year. … Fatalities resulting from attacks by far-right wing violent extremists have exceeded those caused by radical Islamist violent extremists in 10 of the 15 years, and were the same in 3 of the years since September 12, 2001.” Imagine that.
      – – Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning British columnist, broadcaster, and author based in Washington, D.C.



  25. Jeff says:

    I apologise in advance for becoming a bit of a one trick pony, but I keep noticing the astonishing amount of BAME characters appearing in increasingly unlikely scenarios. So…

    ITV have been showing a three-part series, The Hunt for Raoul Moat. You remember, the repulsive psychopath who shot his ex and her boyfriend and then shot a PC in the face blinding him and leading, about 18 months later, to the poor chap’s suicide. The whole episode became something of a pathetic pantomime when the half-witted alcoholic, ex footballer, Paul Gascoigne, arrived on the scene wanting to chat to Moat and take him fishing… xxxxing idiot…

    What I hadn’t been aware of was that one of the leading detectives in the hunt for Moat had been a young Asian woman. Gosh, she was good; really compassionate with the family of the murdered man, intelligent, honest and upright. She seemed almost too good to be true… I did a little digging.

    It transpires that this detective, this paragon of virtue…didn’t actually exist. They had made her up. Well, blow me down…

    They cover themselves during the opening credits by acknowledging that some situations and characters have been invented for “dramatic effect”.

    I remember another real life detective series of a couple of years ago, Manhunt; all about the hunt for the elusive “Nightstalker”, a housebreaking sex offender, who terrorised the elderly in the south London area for a couple of decades. He was a real pervert, singling out vulnerable older people to burgle and rape.

    In this series half the detective team appeared to be female and /or BAME…This time though they made a mistake and a day after the series finished there was a documentary about the real Manhunt and they interviewed all those police officers involved. You know, suddenly all those female and BAME detectives became white men.

    The only real BAME character in this whole horror show was the Nightstalker himself.



    • Guest Who says:

      Truthiness meets ‘Based On a True Storee’ meets casting the fam.

      Still awaiting Mehdi Hasan as the sole investigative reporter helping MI Diversity in Spooks 2: This Time Buddhists Are lopping off heads.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “If you tell Google that you would like to see images of ‘Black men’ the images that come up are all portrait photos of black men. Indeed, it takes more than a dozen rows of images before anybody who isn’t black comes up in the images. By contrast a search for ‘White men’ first throws up an image of David Beckham – who is white – but then the second is of a black model. From there every line of five images has either one or two black men in the line-up. Many of the images of white men are of people convicted of crimes with taglines such as ‘Beware of the average white man’ and ‘White men are bad’.”

      ― Douglas Murray, The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity



  26. micknotmike says:

    Story on the bbc front page now. “I was born from rape but it won’t define me”. All credit to the girl and well done for making a good life from an unimaginably bad start.
    But what is the point of the story, and why front page? All I can conclude is that this is intended to point out that the mass rape and abuse of young white girls by men of a “predominately filthy savage background” can have a nice fluffy outcome and can we be nice to the invaders now please?
    Propaganda, and people will fall for it.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Turkey’s ‘marry your rapist’ law has taken women’s rights right back to the 1950s
      To say this is alarming is an understatement. With the president conveying this message, it will only be a matter of time before society buys into the idea that women’s rights don’t matter

      Sara Tor
      Thursday 23 January 2020 17:03


      I’ve always been appalled at the fact my Turkish father’s aunt was forced to marry the man who raped her when she was a teenager. I try to console myself with the fact this was a Turkish village in the 1950s and that a lot has changed since then, but with a “marry-your-rapist” bill set to be introduced in Turkey in a matter of days, I’m having difficulty.


  27. Guest Who says:

    Long but probs worth it (Title of my sex tape for all Brooklyn 99 fans).


    Ofcom is today seeking views on whether to remove some or all of the stricter advertising rules that apply to commercially-funded public service broadcasters.

    All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years ago, the public service broadcasting (PSB) channels – ITV, STV, Channel 4, S4C and Channel 5 – are subject to tighter advertising restrictions than non-PSB commercial channels, such as ITV2, 5USA and Pick.

    Following a call for evidence last year – and having considered the potential impact on audiences and the wider market – we have provisionally concluded that stricter advertising restrictions on PSB channels are no longer justified or proportionate.

    So today, we are consulting on two options:

    To bring PSB advertising rules fully into line with those for non-PSB channels.

    To bring PSB advertising rules into line with those for non-PSB channels, while retaining safeguards that limit the number of internal breaks allowed in programmes. This is our preferred option.

    Under both options, all PSB and non-PSB channels would be subject to the same limit of showing no more than an average of 12 minutes of television advertising and teleshopping spots per hour – of which no more than nine minutes may be television advertising.

    In each case, existing restrictions on the frequency of advertising in films, news and children’s programmes would be kept in place.

    Under the second option, the PSB channels would remain subject to stricter rules on the number of internal breaks permitted in programmes. This would mean, for example, that a half-hour programme on a PSB channel would still only be allowed one advertising break, while a half-hour programme on a non-PSB channel would continue to be allowed two breaks.

    Subject to responses to our consultation, we may also consider maintaining the status quo.

    Why are we considering these changes?

    There have been significant changes in how television is distributed and watched since these rules were first introduced three decades ago.

    There is already a vast choice of alternatives to linear broadcast television, including subscription video on-demand services and free advertising-supported television channels which are increasingly drawing audiences’ attention.

    It is our current view that providing PSB channels with the same freedom in advertising minutage and scheduling as other commercial channels would not significantly affect the range of services available to viewers, or materially affect audiences’ perceptions of their quality.

    We also consider that our other regulatory tools – such as setting licence obligations – are an effective means of maintaining the high levels of quality that audiences expect from PSB services. 😂

    Allowing the PSB channels slightly greater flexibility in the scheduling of advertising may also strengthen their commercial position as they continue to manage their transition to digital-led organisations, and afford them greater opportunity to monetise their content.

    What do viewers think?

    Most people we spoke to through our deliberative research and in our omnibus survey had limited awareness of the current differences in the amount, and the frequency of advertising shown on PSB channels versus other commercial channels.

    Similarly, viewers had not necessarily noticed an increase in advertising minutes on PSB channels following the period of National Mourning, when they were allowed the same advertising limits as non-PSB channels so they could recoup lost minutage.

    Audiences said they were more likely to tolerate additional advertising if they could be assured that the additional revenue generated would be invested in content. Similarly, viewers were more accepting of the potential changes when they recognised that it might not be as disruptive to their viewing experience as they had initially feared.

    However, our findings indicate that an increase in the frequency of advertising breaks on the PSB channels may be more of a concern. This is why our preferred option for consultation is to retain limits on the frequency of in-programme ad breaks.


    There have indeed been significant changes, yet the BBC remains doggedly force funded by the Govt.

    But is losing audience via its TVL model dramatically.

    Now, call me curious, but…..


  28. Terminal Moraine says:

    Emotive piece on housing shortage on the home page:

    “More than two million children in England are living in overcrowded accommodation with little or no personal space, while some 300,000 share beds with family members, new analysis suggests. The biggest cause of overcrowding, says the NHF, is a chronic shortage of social housing.”

    Going by the article, the problem seems to solely affect young mums with daughters. First up is Joanna Szablewska, with daughter Deni. “As well as being a keen pianist, Deni is on a scheme for talented singers run by the Royal Opera House.”

    Ah but of course she is. BBC sampling methods revealed in all their glory.




  29. StewGreen says:

    Media Show are promoting their 4:30pm show
    They gotratioed 12:1 and got just 8 Likes,
    Some replies get 10 times more


    • StewGreen says:

      A sneering arrogant, GuardianBubbleworld BBC reporter is exactly what we expected


  30. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not the BBC, but a Guardian hit piece on Suella Braverman last week, where she’s described as “cruel and unusual”:

    “Her comments that the members of sexual grooming gangs are ‘almost all British-Pakistani, who hold cultural attitudes completely incompatible with British values’ were deliberately loose and consciously inflammatory, and were not based on the facts […] Ms Braverman’s recklessness is not careless. It is a strategy. She doesn’t do nuance, accuracy or thoughtfulness.”

    It’s been a long time since The Guardian knew what accuracy was. They decided to not bother reporting the further sentencing last week of child rapists Abdul Rehman, Mohammed Kammer, Nahman Mohammed, Wiqas Mahmud and Mohammed Imran Ibrar. Their last report on the Huddersfield grooming was over three years ago.

    That’s the sort of nuance and thoughtfulness the Guardian do.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Archbishop of Canterbury says Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws which have Christian values
      Justin Welby said Sharia law should never become part of the UK legal system
      His predecessor Lord Williams had said Sharia law could be incorporated
      Welby said British law had ‘values and assumptions’ rooted in Christian traditions

      Published: 23:28, 23 February 2018 | Updated: 10:04, 24 February 2018



  31. StewGreen says:

    There was real misery for some British people in WW2
    Life today is nothing like it

    12:06pm R4 YouAndYours presenter @ShariVahl speaking about food price rises
    averaging nearly 20%
    a bit lower than those in Germany
    “We know the rises, are CAUSING A GREAT DEAL OF MISERY”

    Is that TRUTH or narrative ?
    Basic food is still very cheap, a small portion of spending
    a couple of pounds per day
    Whereas rent, rates, taxes
    take a much bigger chunk of your income


  32. StewGreen says:

    The same prog then had an item about shoplifting
    The Tescos worker said “We know these days , not to tackle shoplifters, it’s too dangerous”

    You what ? Of course you tackle shoplifters
    cos if you don’t you are sending the message that crime is OK, and thus causing more crime in society.
    Of course consider your own safety
    eg against a big thug you whip and your phone and video him and the car he gets into etc,

    Now there is a business woman on ..the presenter says she has been let down by a poor WiFi signal from her mobile phone company
    Doh .. the presenter is mixed up about the terms
    the woman doesn’t get WiFi from her phone comany, she gets MOBILE DATA


  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    As well as Rand Paul, former directors of the CDC and National Intelligence both say Fauci lied to Congress. The sort of thing that once upon a time would have precipitated a major story, but it will no doubt be ignored by MSM.


  34. StewGreen says:

    R2 Vine Show is doing Rotherham, Sammy Woodhouse is coming on
    It’s about a new documentary she has done for the BBC

    “Sammy Woodhouse meets mothers and children born from rape, and uncovers heartbreaking stories of love and pain.
    What happens when your child was born out of the worst thing that ever happened to you?
    And how does it feel to discover you were born that way?

    Out of the Shadows: Born from Rape – BBC World News
    The doco is already viewble
    The BBC PR page https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2023/16/out-of-the-shadows-born-from-rape

    Now describing how the Pakistani guy had picked her up in the street when she was 14
    and she had an abortion at 14 cos he didn’t want any DNA evidence
    then she had a second son aged 16.. and was then threatened by the guy.


  35. MarkyMark says:

    Rishi “His cracking down on grooming gangs.”


    According to the report, children as young as 11 were “raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated”. Taxi drivers were a “common thread”, picking up children for sex from schools and care homes.


    In Rusholme, Rotherham, Peterborough, Oxford, Rochdale, Bristol, Telford, Newcastle, Aylesbury, Huddersfield, and Keighley, the children who should be most protected by the state were hung out to dry by servants of that state. The authorities ignored, covered up, and swept under the carpet hundreds, if not thousands, of horrifying crimes.



  36. MarkyMark says:



  37. StewGreen says:

    Complaints on Twitter”#Radio2 has chosen three white, male, #gay presenters to host @Eurovision this year.”
    Paddy O’Connell is hosting the Semi-Finals
    Rylan & Scott Mills are Radio 2’s hosts for the #Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final


  38. vlad says:

    A few days ago, our esteemed fact-checker and moralist extraordinaire criticised the Budweiser boycott, saying:

    “Bud Light has one crazy PR woman
    boycotting them harms thousands of innocent workers
    Same as BDS boycott against Israel harms normal innocent people too.
    Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

    Firstly, a single ‘crazy PR woman’ does not launch a major advertising campaign without the knowledge and backing of the company. She would have been hired precisely because of her woke ‘progressive’ views.
    Then, our fact-checker doesn’t seem to understand that we are in a fight-to-the-death culture war, and all’s fair in love and war.
    If the boycott is successful, a few employees may lose their jobs but, by the same token, new jobs will open up in rival beer companies. Indeed, some new companies have already launched to fill the gap, such as Ultra Right Beer (don’t you love capitalism?).
    The Culture Wars have moved into the boardrooms, PR, HR and marketing departments of corporate America (and UK).
    The rage against Bud is a magnificent popular uprising by the voiceless against the all-powerful, ubiquitous woke Left that has infiltrated all our institutions.
    In the clip below, the repulsive Whoopi-Cushion-Goldberg (sounds like a fart and looks like where farts emerge from) attacks the boycott. A conservative commentator then reacts perfectly to the grotesque lardbucket.
    For those in a hurry, Whoopi’s rant starts at 2’15” and the brilliant response comes at 2’50”. (Basically, YOU LEFTIES started this boycott culture, YOU politicised everything, now suddenly YOU don’t want companies to be political?!?)


    • StewGreen says:

      Just cos lefties do Cancel Culture
      .. It doesn’t mean that righties should start copying them

      It’s important point that businesses should be FREE to make their own legal choices, even if they are wrong
      Instead of constantly looking over their shoulder in fear of MOBS intenet on INTIMIDATION
      that is the key problem with wokism
      that woke corps pander to such mobs

      Newsweek’s fact check adds a lot o context
      It says there is no proper evidence of huge decline in sales
      rather shouters are going on just sales in just one bar

      You say “major advertising campaign”
      what ?
      All they did was give one crazy trans a custom can
      They didn’t put him on advertising boards or on TV adverts did they ?


      • MarkyMark says:

        Cancel Culture …. Chelsea legend John Terry SLAMS Piers Morgan’s ‘shocking statement’ after he claimed that unvaccinated players should NOT be treated for injuries amid the Premier League’s worsening Covid crisis



      • vlad says:

        @GreenStew – So just let the Left win the culture war?
        This is about much more than just beer, or the Trans movement.
        This is a popular revolt, this is the people shouting “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore!”
        Elections change nothing, the media are all on the other side, boycotts are one of the very few weapons the Right side has at its disposal. All our institutions, including so-called conservative parties, are in obsequious, terrified thraldom to the woke Left.
        Consumer power is one way of fighting back.
        I, for one, will never consume any Anheuser-Busch (now to be known as Tranheuser) products again.


        • StewGreen says:

          You know they AB-Inbev make hundreds of beers
          eg Boddingtons Bitter
          are you boycotting them all ?

          Their recent shareprice peaked at €61 it’s now €60
          It was at €90 4 years ago

          Bud Light is about 4th world selling beers
          cos Chinese beers sell more


          • vlad says:

            I’ll start with Bud Light. Maybe switch to Lancashire Craft Beers not to hurt Lancashire. There ARE alternatives; time to get creative.
            We have to fight with the weapons we have, even if they’re imperfect.
            Oh, and AB-Inbev’s not even American, it’s Belgian.
            Next you’ll be telling us not to boycott the BBC in case employees get axed. GOOD!!! Then they can get useful jobs, for example working in a craft brewery.


            • StewGreen says:

              Budweiser is owned by AB-Inbev a global corp quoted in many countries
              eg NYSE and Belgium
              I don’t think it belongs to one country

              In New York the price is down $1 off this years peak


    • MarkyMark says:

      Decades ago, when the performer Caryn Johnson decided her name wasn’t interesting enough and dubbed herself Whoopi Goldberg instead, it wasn’t because Goldberg signified “whiteness.”



      • vlad says:

        Funny how the BBC (real name Biased Broadcasting Corporation) don’t keep reminding us of Whoopi’s real name like they do for Tommy Robinson. What’s he up to, btw – have the Establishment murdered him yet?


  39. taffman says:

    Hidden away …………………
    Time to get rid of both the Welsh Assembly and The Tory Government. Both organisations are completely out of touch with the ordinary people of this country.
    The only way out is to vote for The Reform Party . The former BREXIT Party .


    • StewGreen says:

      Mr Sunak said it was unbelievable Welsh ministers wanted to pay “illegal migrants”.
      Wales’ basic income pilot.
      The £20m scheme offers £1,600 a month to 18-year-olds leaving care, including unaccompanied asylum seekers.

      unconditional monthly payments for two years to those who have been in care for 13 weeks.

      pull factor


  40. taffman says:

    I smell a rat !
    And more of em!


  41. MarkyMark says:



  42. MarkyMark says:

    Chicago chooses Brandon Johnson for mayor – and a new approach on crime


    BBC Chicago Page …


    Illinois state senator defends Chicago teens’ rioting, looting: ‘It’s a mass protest’

    new approach on crime
    rioting, looting: ‘It’s a mass protest’

    new approach on crime
    rioting, looting: ‘It’s a mass protest’

    new approach on crime
    rioting, looting: ‘It’s a mass protest’


    • Up2snuff says:

      MM, (Dud Moore or Peter Cook voice): “Funny, I thought; I thought funny.” January 6th in Washington was not described as a ‘mass protest’ by the Democrats and much of the MSM.


  43. Thoughtful says:

    I shall post this economic lesson which came about after the prediction Bitcoin would reach $1 million USD in 90 days.

    Undoubtedly it will eventually but I’m pretty certain it isn’t going to be in 90 days !

    However here is the issue of the effects of the enormous US national debt, how it could be solved, but why it isn’t going to be, plus the flawed (totally cuckoo) argument of the left wing ‘modern economists’ and why no politician is going to take the action necessary to prevent a currency meltdown of the USD.

    The only issue is how long it will take


  44. MarkyMark says:

    Abortion clinic accused of paying staff bonuses for persuading women to terminate pregnancies
    CQC report finds ‘cattle market culture’ where staff felt pressured to ensure women went ahead with procedures

    Rachel Roberts
    Saturday 21 October 2017 01:56



    ‘My first thought as I came round was Oh God! What have I done?’: Man suing the NHS over trans surgery he bitterly regrets has bravely waived anonymity to share his ordeal
    Ritchie Herron, 35, says life has been unbearable since surgery four years ago
    His case first emerged after he shared experience on Twitter under pseudonym
    He claims NHS failed to take mental health crisis into account before procedure



  45. StewGreen says:

    New statements from Law Society
    : Climate change a “valid” reason to reject clients

    The society said that If law firms decided not to accept instructions, they should provide the reasoning to their prospective clients in writing.


  46. StewGreen says:

    Beattie resigns as SNP treasurer after arrest
    Published 5 minutes ago


    • MarkyMark says:

      The collapses of Carillion and BHS cost in excess of 20,000 jobs and saw their auditors fined more than £25m in total.

      The companies failed despite their accounts being signed off by one of the so-called “Big Four” globally recognised auditors – EY, KMPG, PWC and Deloitte.

      The government promised change and after several independent investigations, it has finally announced a revamp.


      The government has created a new watchdog, the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).


  47. G.W.F. says:

    SNP Treasurer resigns – WHITE


    • Fedup2 says:

      I don’t know about you – but I have a naive view that sooner or later the truth – a version comes out – all those years of the SNP getting a free pass – and now what ?

      If the majority of Scots want full independence – fine – but it means total separation from England .


  48. StewGreen says:

    Real world ? BBC say eggs cost 26p each
    10 eggs £1.25 in the first place I looked B&M
    that’s 12.5p
    less than half what the RH tweet suggests


  49. FrankZ says:

    Oh, how I sobbed.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Someone has virtually died because of your actions – That’s what’s awful”

      This is the moment a furious Nick Ferrari tears a strip off an Insulate Britain protester after the eco group caused travel chaos by blocking motorways.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Animal Rising (formerly known as Animal Rebellion) is a British animal activist movement with the stated aim of compelling government action towards animal rights and a plant-based food system.[1] Their justification for the introduction of such a system is the impact of animal agriculture on climate change, species extinction and ecosystem breakdown. It has around 100 organisers and was founded in London in June 2019 by 12 people, including Daniel Kidby, Dora Hargitai, and Alex Lockwood of the University of Sunderland.[2][3]

      Animal Rebellion make two demands of the UK Government:[8]

      The UK Government supports farmers and fishing communities to move away from animal farming and fishing as part of an urgent and immediate transition to a plant-based food system

      The UK Government commits to rewild the freed-up land and ocean as part of a broader programme of wildlife restoration and carbon drawdown

      ………… Comments ……

      …. Pathetic bunch, both the clowns on Saturday and the fools contributing. I would say you’ll be contributing with higher taxes but you swampy tree hugging lot don’t work – do you!!!!


      ….great that there are people being as proactive as you guys are. I too once betted on horses, I too once ate animal body parts, hen periods, and consumed bovine baby food, but once I was given the information about what all that entailed those days were over. Animal agriculture is a cancer of this planet, and it needs to end, all animal abuse needs to end, let’s end it.

      You are heroes, not just for animals, but for basic decency & compassion. For too long people have simply turned a blind eye to the unspeakable exploitation of animals, the extreme cruelty and abuse. Your actions have put this in the mainstream media, where it belongs.

      ….Well done for drawing attention to the cruelty involved in horse racing. Just listened to Jeremy Vine can’t believe the trainer of the horse that died on Saturday was blaming the protesters.. unbelievable. The horses are treated as commodities for human entertainment and to make money.