483 Responses to Start the week 24 April 2023

  1. Zephir says:

    To add to the comments about the phone alert yesterday, my cat was enjoying her treat biscuits, it’s one of very few highlights of her day.

    (That and waiting for me to start an online meeting at my desk and jump onto the sofa behind me and start licking her arse in front of everyone, I know now when everyone avoids eye contact and start nudging each other)

    Anyway when the alert started she spat out a biscuit, backed away and stared fixedly at the phone for the next half hour.

    She should consider a cat class action for feline post traumatic stress, maybe in legal parlance a “Clowder Action” ?

    It was not a good day for her, I had sanded down the coffee table last week, varnished it and then waxed it, she jumped up on it and slowly slid off the end, she still doesn’t understand what happened.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Zephir, as far as cats are concerned, a class action would be more like a ‘chowder’ action.


  2. taffman says:

    Anything on the BBC news about the boatload of invaders landing on our shores this weekend? So much for the PM’s buzz words “Stop the boats”! Does he realise that in these uncertain times he is allowing the build up of a fifth column in our country putting us all at risk?
    We need a new competent and capable government that will defend the people of this nation.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – maybe move to Hungary .?


      • taffman says:

        At least Hungry defends its people and borders?


        • Fedup2 says:

          Er – that was why I suggested Hungary – which neither has effing diversity or effing inclusiveness – the mantra of the BBC …..


    • G says:

      We should all get used to and accept the fact that this current Labour/WEF Government has no intention of ‘stopping the boats’. It is all to do with maintaining the illusion that they are doing something.

      All the action taken is conducive to trying to appease the voters, nothing more. The boats will continue until a law is urgently passed where the rights of home owners is overridden where the property is deemed underutilised.


      • taffman says:

        That’s why I will be voting for The Reform Party ………….
        “Reform BORDER
        That’s why I will be voting for The Reform Party .
        A responsible government has a duty to
        protect our borders. We must know who
        is coming in and who is going out of the
        country, at our airports and ports. Again,
        this is basic common sense.
        Let’s welcome those who have high
        level skills and talents that we need —
        such as doctors, engineers, software
        developers, scientists and surgeons — in
        tightly controlled numbers that meet our
        requirements. We want these valuable
        people to come and work in the UK
        legally, and play by the rules, respecting
        our values.
        This must not be an excuse, however, for
        cheaper labour that reduces wages in
        the UK, nor must it be an excuse for not
        training our own wonderful young people.
        Illegal immigration is unacceptable and
        those entering illegally must not be
        granted asylum in the UK. Reform UK is
        the only party committed to stopping the
        boats. We must adopt the tactics used by
        Australia when they stopped the boats.
        We must declare a national security
        threat, leave the European Convention
        on Human Rights (ECHR), and use
        existing legislation robustly to stop this
        illegal trade. We must also use offshore
        processing centres as Australia did.
        We must also create a new Department
        of Immigration staffed with people who
        believe in the task at hand, to protect our
        borders. The Home Office is simply not fit
        for purpose
        Everyone must know that no-one coming
        via these illegal routes will be allowed to
        stay in the UK. Cases must be determined
        in just a few weeks and people returned
        to where they came from. The vast
        majority of the claimants are economic
        migrants or from Albania under the
        oversight of their criminal gangs. The cost
        to the taxpayer is already billions every
        year and the impact on local communities
        around the country is very significant.
        However most people who are concerned
        are afraid to speak out on this issue for
        fear of being labelled or smeared”


  3. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    Oops – the Diana Abbott anti semitism story hasn’t died – as the BBC editorial yesterday tried kill . Newspapers have headlined it – so the BBC is being forced to mention it in the press reviews . It appears to be avoiding a separate ‘piece’ on it …..

    Elsewhere – excellent news – the BBC is taking on The Monachy . This is good news because it is a huge mistake . To become an enemy of the monachy – which has been around a bit longer than the BBC will help the the destruction of the BBC …so great news .


    • Foscari says:

      I expect that the BBC’S Londonistan programme’s anarchist
      Marxist editors, sub editors researchers and their sycophants
      who ape their autocues will actually support Abbot. And
      turn her into some Joan of Arc. As they turned Mark Duggan
      the Tottenham gangster into a Robin Hood with the
      eulogizing on him. All that was missing was a statue of Duggan
      in the studio.
      Maybe she wont even be mentioned. There is always
      Grenfell Tower and Stephen Lawrence to be “discussed ”
      every day . And of course the Met and the Toreeeees and
      the “bosses. ” Yes if you like your four times daily ration of
      what a Socialist Workers paradise is like . Watch the London
      Programme on the BBC . And be “educated ” into being a


    • Guest Who says:

      Like a good BBC/Chas spat. We all win.

      About as popular as the BBC in a poll they don’t commission.


  4. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch 2

    Apparently children / feral animals are not receiving the usual vaccinations for hooping cough and rabies and the like which they normally get free at school – it’s down from about 85% to 60% –
    The bbc propaganda truth expert mentioned in passing that this might be due to ‘misinformation ‘ – I immediately thought that the evil mouth Matthew sweet might pop up and blame Mark Steyn again
    Or maybe he can find another journo / campaigner for the truth to try to destroy –

    Maybe the state should withdraw the taxpayer funded food from anyone resfusing the jabba jabba . ?


  5. Fedup2 says:

    Today 3

    Oh the humanity . Plucky British types are moaning about the lack of helicopters to rescue them out of bongo bongo land . Apparently Saint Andy Mitchell – the red Tory who favours giving away all our money to the third world is ‘in charge ‘ … he is the 810 am gig so get the popcorn ready .

    At least the good chaps from the FCo have been evacuated but they’ve now launched a complaint of bullying against the Raab on the instructions of their union ….


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Now watch the channel hoppers become Sudanese in 3-2-1.


      • Guest Who says:

        The BBC Moaning Emole by a Ms. Nimoni.

        “An aerial image of smoke over the city of Khartoum
        British nationals stuck in Sudan as fighting continues

        A “rapid and complex” operation took place over the weekend to evacuate British diplomats and their families from Sudan. But Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has warned the government’s ability to evacuate other British nationals is “severely limited” until fighting between warring parties stops. Electricity is scarce and food and water supplies are running out for many after fierce violence broke out over a week ago. Now some UK nationals in Khartoum have told the BBC they feel abandoned by the UK government in recent days. Sam, a British businessman living in Sudan, described the situation as a “nightmare for those of us left behind”. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says work is continuing to ensure the safety of British nationals who remain in Sudan.”

        Sam stayed so long why?

        Like Doris Winterbottom?


        • Chevalnoir says:

          … they’re not British, they’re British passport holders acquired through sometimes questionable means. They’ve had plenty of time to get out; so why would they stay? … 1. because it’s their home, or 2. they’re greedy and can’t stand the thought of locals pillaging their home/business. The junior doctors can select a posting abroad for career development. Some are genuine do-gooders; others like the better quality of life in Oz/NZ …


    • G says:


      “…British types…” I have serious doubts about that. An opportunity for all-in-sundry to think they can come to the UK. Best part about it is that they do not have to make the pilgrimage to the UK by any means including, finally, small boats – they simply have to hang on and await being collected. What’s not to like?

      Our Black Broadcasting Corp. (The Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster no less) has alighted on this story big time. It interviews people claimed to be “British”. The Home Office travel advice it appears, was not to visit Sudan. Why, in their thousands did these, “British” people ignore that advice? It has all the BBC’s favourite ingredients – a story made in Heaven for them: Finding fault with the UK Government; Black people; Botched comms. I’m surprised the BBC could not have drafted a letter to the thousands of “British”, on behalf of the Home Office starting……
      ‘Dear Uncle Tom Cobley and All…….by the way, your benefits have been stopped….’.


      • Fedup2 says:

        G – yes my description was ‘carefully drafted ‘ – how many of them are not dual passports ? And if there are 75 NHS medics maybe they’d be better looking after their own people rather than the medical imperialism that is the NHS ….
        But somehow I think the cash will be much better here than there – particularly since their version of striking is going to Sudan ……


  6. andyjsnape says:

    Sudan violence: UK diplomats evacuated from Khartoum

    “The Sudanese Junior Doctors Association UK said it knew of 71 NHS doctors currently trapped in Sudan, who are UK citizens or residents and a mixture of consultants and junior doctors.”

    Probably explains why my hospital appointment was cancelled after waiting 6 months! and now i’m on a waiting list of upto 54 weeks 🙁

    I wonder how many other foreign NHS doctors are being paid but “abroad”


  7. AsISeeIt says:

    You’d have to laugh or you would cry reading BBC reports last evening about those poor souls who were complaining they didn’t get their government emergency alarm on their cell phones at 3pm Sunday.

    The youngsters call it FOMO ie Fear Of Missing Out

    I’m reminded of an old TV skit some comedy show did back in the day sending up the BBC’s Points of View format where Barry Took read out audience letters – there’s one for the teenagers (letters = postal communications, implying hand-written pen and paper missives)

    The BBC – being the BBC – whenever anything they did upset the viewers in significant numbers they’d have our Barry read out in his on air slot some extracts from the plethora of complaints – but would always find those one or two in a hundred correspondents who absolutely loved whatever the BBC did.

    The joke in the skit sending up Points of View went something like this: “Dear Points of View, I’m writing to say I thought that BBC show was absolutely brilliant, I love everything the BBC does, I think the BBC Licence Fee should be £100 a year, no make it £150 a year!” – this was a good gag back in 1981 when a colour licence was £46 and black and white was a modest £15

    The show was ripe for satire. The mood of Points of View tended toward condescension (if not outright sarcasm) toward the audience done in that relaxed but markedly patrician manner they had back then.

    Speaking of black and white…

    Abbott loses Labour whip over ‘offensive’ race comments (‘i’) – in yet another foot-in-mouth incident our Diane has got herself accused of anti-semitism. Mr AsI wouldn’t accuse her of that.

    The fact is she’s simply pro-black. She’s what you might call a black supremacist – in the way that she asserts her black supremacy in the modern woke leftist terms of posing blacks as being tip top victims – top of the grievance pile: Veteran Labour MP suggested that Jewish, Irish and Traveller people suffered prejudice similar to that aimed at people with red hair, rather than the racism suffered by black people (‘i’) – an odd construction there from our Diane given that many Irish and Travellers have the red hair – as do many Jews – look at the young Woody Allen.

    Also an odd construction from the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper – tagging our Diane as a Veteran MP – given that juxtaposed on the very same frontpage there’s reference to the present US President and he’s given an apparent respectful pass due to his obvious geriatric nature: Opinion Ian Birrell Biden has been a transformative president… but he shouldn’t run again

    Further juxtapositional amusement is supplied care of the Television feature teaser on the cover of the ‘i’: Paving the way to Succession – because of course what the youthful left-leaning ‘i’ would dearly like to see is a somewhat younger generation of leftist politician – and a bit less anti-Jewish perhaps.


  8. Fedup2 says:

    Today again

    Splutter tea edition and lol

    There are running a programme on a ‘ gay RUC man ‘… during the ‘troubles’….

    That’s BBC top level . But … I take offence at ‘the troubles’ . To me ‘the troubles ‘ was an organised insurrection with murders and bombings and in some areas genocide .

    The bbc is whitewashing what the IRA did and which unionist killing gangs did in response . But then again – the bbc was always a wing of Sinn Fein IRA …

    … indeed – the last Tory who did something about this was Mrs thatcher taking their voices away . I’d have taken their lives .


  9. Guest Who says:

    Oh, not BBC Breakfast…

    Jim seems more their type.

    Interesting bio.


  10. Guest Who says:

    Worth a fact check, Wendy?


  11. vlad says:


    “Diane Abbott suspended as Labour MP after racism letter”




    • Guest Who says:


      BBC needs a positive counter.

      Music heals, innit?

      Really, Laura? Really?

      Has Panorama ‘investigated’?


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Er, I thought Kuenssberg was Italian? That appears to be a photo of a South African school…


        • Up2snuff says:

          IR, think she is a Scot but maybe born in Italy to businessman Father. She was educated in Glasgow (privately) and I have tried to find out whether she was educated/at school with Pippa Crerar without success.


    • JohnC says:

      Just did check and sure enough the story has disappeared from the front page just before breakfast time.

      What is significant about this story to me is how this idiot and so many other idiots in the same ‘group think’ bubble have concocted the story that all white people are racist and only black people are the victims of it. And even worse than that, they have extrapolated that to mean that black people cannot be racist no matter what they say or do.

      It’s absolutely bizarre. I really do wonder what other warped ideas are floating around in their heads. They seem to have no clue how racist THEY are to think such things.

      A situation brought to us in small steps over many years because of Leftists like the BBC supporting them.


  12. tomo says:


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Today again again

    HMS Andy plebgate Mitchell – now minister £ for bongo bongo land getting a spanking from meesh over the usual blue labour eff up – this time over the Sudan .

    ( incidentally the DT goes over the top of our world beating military rescuing the civil service union members in the embassy – it was good giggles stuff worthy of a 17 year old )

    Anyway Andy Mitchell pointed out that the UK sends bongo bongo land billions of borrowed taxpayers money every year …. ( this might be a lie )

    Mitchell applied the talk a lot and avoid the personal responsibility he bears for being asleep at the wheel – like Raab was when afgee fell apart.

    The bbc is in a good place and must be praying for dead British passport holders ( called Mohammed ) in order to demand more cabinet resignations ….

    In the end meesh gave Andy an easy time as he used that weird Edwardian language to thank everybody – Andy has gone back to the office to give more borrowed taxpayers money away to underserving corruption …

    PS – they can’t send an aircraft carrier because one is being stripped for parts in Scotland and the other can’t be used because of civil service union rules …


  14. Flotsam says:

    Abbott makes a black mark for Labour and blackens her reputation.

    I made a comment on my post a couple of regarding the invented shortfall of black MP’s. I suggested Abbott didn’t encourage anyone to think black MP’s were a good idea.

    It’s being suggested by her supporters that she didn’t write it. Let’s say she has history.


    • Guest Who says:


      • Guest Who says:


        • JohnC says:

          What really annoys me about this story is that 2-Left-Feet Abbot has been spouting similar rhetoric aimed at white people for a long time – but is given a completely free pass.

          It only explodes when she traverses her turrent and has a pop at Jews. This woman is a disgusting racist. Same as Lammy. But by the bizarre rules the Left have created, anyone who dare say it is the racist now.


          • Fedup2 says:

            It will be interesting to see whether her fees for using her mouth ( no brain ) on those pundit shows the BBC vomit out reduce …. I somehow expect no change and the next time some coloured criminal gets shot by plod she ll be there ….


  15. tomo says:

    Can’t the unused carrier be used as an asylum hotel?


    • Dickie says:

      I believe the Ukranians are short of manpower on the Donbas front lines. Send all the beggars there where Zelensky would no doubt welcome them with open arms.


      • tomo says:

        They could use Saddam’s Iran-Iraq war gag of offering farms to signer-uppers (I remember big adverts in Cairo newspapers)…

        After all it’s got to be top notch virtue signalling esp if the male 20 and 30 something boaties can’t evidence where the rest of the family/tribe are ?

        I guess the pay likely is quite high – not like the Ukranian gubmint is short of cash? (ca. a week after the Russians invaded I got an email asking me to volunteer!)

        – although it’s all too easy to imagine gender rearing its head – given the present state of the anglosphere!


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently the outgoing leader of Scotlznd is visiting rishi at number 10 today . I hope they lock up anything valuable ….

    .. hamza /hamas will try and whip up the usual braveheart stuff to deflect from the institutional criminality of the SNP.

    A good day to arrest crankie though …


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Fedup I hope that’s only a typo, but these days I wouldn’t be surprised to discover a plan to rebrand the country as Scotlznd.

      Land not being inclusive, and too white… white… white.

      “Imago Humza”


    • Fedup2 says:

      Bit concerned that neither Soros not his canadian disciple – troodo are mentioned …. As trustees


  17. gb123 says:

    I was watching an interview with Piers Morgan and Richard Dawkins. For some reason I had the captions on. When Piers Morgan mentioned just stop oil the caption came out as “just a Boyle”. Apart from the spelling, it seems to me that is a very apt representation of what they are.


  18. JohnC says:

    While the BBC runs articles from activists about how racist it is that BAME people are stopped-and-searched more often than white people, they also ignore stories like this one:

    ‘London’s most wanted ‘criminals’ who could be lurking in your neighbourhood including suspected rapists and killers’

    The article has the pics (I don;t want to flood the forum) – so I’ll just list their names:

    Ron Domi – Albanian
    Ahmed Karshe – Black
    Noor Alam – Imam at a mosque in Northampton
    Mohammed Ahmadi – Picture as expected
    Zulfkar Sheblan – Arab I think
    Marc Stinton – WHITE !!!
    Steven Fidler – Irish (Gypsy I think)
    Fasli Gjajxha – God knows where this BAME is from
    Eric Asante – Black
    Oboh Imasogie – Jet black
    Mahrez Benbetka – No idea what shithole he came from. Looks Albanian.
    Fateh Elfiad – Works with the last one as people-smugglers
    Blesled Tjonakoy – Black
    Madelo Payi – Black

    So there we have it. It all serves to simply reinforce what I already knew about the racist BBC hypocrites. They lie and lie (by omission) to keep the truth from us.

    What a wonderful world they are creating. As ideologically driven fascists always do.


  19. Doublethinker says:

    I live in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales ,population 350, and tonight there is a Parish Council meeting on what the village can do with its £10,000 grant from the County Council to counter the Climate Emergency .
    I already know of two proposed schemes both of which invest community charge payers’ , or tax payers’ money in projects which I estimate have paybacks of well over ten years plus of course the lost opportunity cost.
    They may however give short term mental relief to those members of our community who seem to be genuinely suffering from ACA (Acute Climate Anxiety ) . This particularly affects young mothers who worry constantly that their children will fried alive before their 21 st birthdays. ( for clarity that is the children’s birthdays not the mothers)
    I will keep you posted.


    • Guest Who says:

      I live in the shires, and the forthcoming council elections are proving good value. if predictable and depressing.

      A BBC Local Democracy rag is running selected ‘letters’ (election agent plants) BBC style to keep things feisty.

      The current admin is currently Green dominated and has made a massive mess of everything.

      The activists are this desperately trying to offset attacks from the mainstream parties.

      That all the parties are NetZero obsessed idiots is neither here nor there.

      Or that anything media here struggles to get double figures.



      “BBC Hereford & Worcester
      On Thursday May 4th voters in Redditch go to the polls.
      But what’s at stake? What are the main political parties promising?
      Check out our thread below to see their video interviews.

      5 comments (All bar one from themselves) 2 shares ”

      Political and media engagement at fever pitch.


  20. Fedup2 says:

    Double – thanks – I sort of envy you for your location . Do you have dark skies – which is a luxury these days ?

    As a small government type is saddens me how readily they can find taxpayers money to throw at the favoured causes … maybe you need a ULEZ Thing – or close all the roads – that’s very fashionable in my part of what used to be England ..


    • Doublethinker says:

      To the north and east the skies are dark for good quality star gazing . To the west and south they aren’t as good. If the road is closed or we don’t have a car we will find life tough, it’s seven miles to the nearest shop. The village Post Office/ store closed ten years ago.


      • digg says:

        I have noticed in the past few weeks what appear to be large white trucks parked up and are what appear to be mobile private dental practices.

        I live in Gosport on the South coast and understand that my nearest dental practice who still accept NHS patients is in Winchester, 25 miles away.

        I suggest all people in this situation batter the Government to demand a reduction in our National Insurance contributions.

        Maybe we could form a new activist outfit “Extinction Fillings” or something?


  21. Guest Who says:

    Why Si?

    It is the same thing over and over. Hence not ‘news’



    Pissing folk off.

    And the media know it.


    • digg says:

      He’s finding out that normal people know the best way to handle a spoilt rowdy child is to just ignore it until it gets bored!


  22. Terminal Moraine says:

    The inclusive BBC loves equity, it’s just that they love some things more equally than others. (Left is from the last day of Ramadan, right is on St George’s day). Their article is five paragraphs:

    – St George wasn’t English
    – He never visited England
    – He might not have even existed
    – He’s not just the patron saint of England
    – The dragon probably wasn’t real

    I can feel the nervousness of W1A picture editors in publishing the St George’s flag even as a thumbnail. Ideological subversion 101.




  23. Terminal Moraine says:

    “The greatest marathon win? Hassan stuns London.”

    “It has been dubbed one of the greatest victories of all time – it was also one of the most dramatic. Sifan Hassan, a two-time Olympic champion on the track but someone who had never raced a marathon, winning in London against a fearsome field of champions…”

    Not reported is that she’s been busy setting European and World Records since being coached by Nike Oregon Project’s Alberto Salazar — currently banned for four years for doping offences.

    These are small details which get lost in the gushing praise from the BBC pundits, and of course the key info that “… Hassan, a former refugee who left Ethiopia for the Netherlands as a 15-year-old, did not stop.”



  24. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – well, here’s a surprise: a bunch of Civil Servants at the F&CO demonstrating their incompetence for all to see

    It is time for a UK Government Secretary of State to start insisting on resignations from Permanent Secretaries and Under Secretaries. Maybe the PM would like to take some action ….. ?


  25. Guest Who says:


    The Netherlands… in the EU?

    Maybe that bimbo on the bike could swing by?


  26. Guest Who says:

    For this line alone:

    “When the BBC passes on a climate change agitprop story doing the rounds of mainstream media, you might rightly suspect that the credibility bar is extremely low. ”



  27. G.W.F. says:

    What is Rasheed’s objective here? To reduce his carbon footprint to save the world? To encourage fitness among his over weight plod? Or to humiliate them?
    I hope we get running cops for the coronation do. I might watch it.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I would like to see all protection removed from our politicians so that they experience the same level of safety when they travel around as the rest of us i.e. zero

      No fear or favour etc etc. Remember they swore an oath to this.


      • Scroblene says:

        That would mean the titch mare of Londonistan would have to forego his armoured Hummer!

        Can’t have little chaps like that being bullied can we!

        (I’ve saved another few quid not going to London today, it always makes me feel pretty damn good that all our pensions are spent well away from the shithole he has nurtured)!

        (Sorry for chums here who may live there, you’re far more welcome to come to East Kent for a pint, glass of wine and an ordinary life)!

        And, wear anything from Cotton Traders please! Their latest brochure has the correct proportion of ethnic models for an indigenous British company!

        I’ve just spent over a hundred quid with them because I like that sort if advertising! The other sort doesn’t work here…


    • G.W.F. says:

      And now Rasheed’s cop guards do it to the Benny Hill Tune. The Tory socialists are being laughed out of office


    • Thoughtful says:

      I’m surprised they could find enough rainbow painters who were capable of running for that long.


      • Fedup2 says:

        That is a very disturbing video – I can’t put my finger on’ why’? Maybe it’s more Indian politics than British …


        • JohnC says:

          It disturbs me because it indicates just how much police protection our leaders actually need – despite the Leftist media narrative that Britain has been enriched by multiculturalism.

          We have become a police-state – but policed for politics and control of society, not for law and order.

          Call your local plod and tell them your house got burgled by druggies who threatened you. They won’t even turn up. Tell them you are black and are being racially abused and I bet they are there within 10 minutes.


  28. Guest Who says:

    “William” #bbcquotes


  29. Guest Who says:

    Usually listing to port, DM can still be funny.


    Di of course another the BBC cannot get enough of.

    Might av missed a trick on the Smoke, tho, me old Chinas.


    Stabby-Stabby – ‘Nothing to see here, says Saddo’


  30. vlad says:

    Poor Diane Flabbott has just discovered what a minefield Woke politics are. She thought Black victimhood trumped all other victimhoods, but has just learnt the hard way about the shifting sands of political correctness.

    And yet the Abbopotamus should have known, had she but paid attention to that other race-grifter across the pond, where Whoopee-Cushion-Goldberg recently got herself into trouble making similar moronic comments about Jews and Blacks.




    • Kaiser says:

      I know flabbot is a bit dumb

      and claiming she just quickly drafted a letter and then presumably mistakenly sent it is even dumber

      but the dumbest part is where she tries to critique “RACISM IN BRITAIN IS NOT A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE ,IT’s FAR MORE COMPLICATED” with examples from america and south africa


      maybe she should convert to islam , then she might get her free pass back


  31. Doublethinker says:

    Sammy Davies Jnr would have posed a real problem. I’m sure that he claimed he was of Jewish decent . But perhaps he was exaggerating a little like that US Congress woman , Elizabeth Warren , the one President Trump nicknamed Pocahontas, who made a career of claiming that she was a Native American but turned out to have less Native American ancestry than the President himself. Despite making a laughing stock of her self she is still in Congress. Parallels with Abbot there.


    • Northern Voter says:

      According to BBC Black History, Sammy Davis Jnr was the first man to fly the Atlantic. Apparently he’s Alcock and Brown.

      Where did I put my coat?


  32. micknotmike says:

    A couple of things have crossed my mind over the last few days. Firstly, the bbc are now pushing the “Nobody cares about sudan because you’re all racists”. This may be true. I wonder if its nature or nurture though. I’ve noticed the events unfolding in sudan, and all I can think is that I don’t really care if one bunch of blacks start chucking spears at another bunch of blacks, as long as they don’t come here. The Russia – Nato war (Currently being played on the neutral venue of ukraine) frightens me to death.
    I am undoubtedly a bigoted racist. Was I born to favour people that look like me, or is this an evil path I’ve chosen to tread?

    One other point, and once you’ve seen it you can’t stop seeing it, concerns the islamic wisdom forever being promoted by the bbc. The moon, as far as I’m aware, is a sphere (ish). We sometimes only see part of it because that bit is illuminated by the sun; the rest is in darkness, but it’s still there.
    Since the moon is much closer to us than any star, you are never going to see a star inside the circle, whether it’s in the dark or the light bit. Why do so many islamic symbols show a star shining inside this circle, when it couldn’t possibly happen? Have a peep, and you’ll never un-see it. Eastern scholars, however, didn’t even have the wisdom to place the star outside the circle.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News – an equivalent to mark steyn leaving the former GBNews . Sad .


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        I am sure this is blowback over Fox’s capitulation in the Dominion case. As far as the BBC/MSM is concerned, this “proves” that Sleepy Joe won 81 million votes.

        Nothing to see here people.


      • Guest Who says:

        In Media Bubble chess does CNN’s Lemon count as a draw?


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, I think Tucker should run in the 2024 Pres. Election. I gather that some commentators think deSantis has crashed and burned. Trump is far too old in my view to run as is JoeBiden for the DNC. AO-C may well seek the Democrats approval, Tucker would be just the ticket in response for the Republicans.


      • tomo says:

        I’ve been wondering how long he’d hang in there…

        Thing is… that settlement with the Dominion voting machine peeps really doesn’t add up… according to Robert Barnes – who I trust a bit more than yer average internet lawyer.

        – not saying the two are related tho.

        Rupert Murdosh has been a bit erratic of late… there’s murkier goings but Ruprt’s PR gang (and suspiciously the herd…) are going with Abby Grossberg


    • Fedup2 says:

      Mick – I’m with you – maybe they want a new version of ‘Blackhawk down ‘. Would I ever go to the Sudan ? Never . Anyone going there does so at their own risk – and if they take their family there – that’s their judgement failure .

      They should not expects the army to risk themselves to be got out …. The sooner Blighty stops looking outward the better … our days of being involved elsewhere must end – including funding them …


      • Guest Who says:

        Don’t forget ‘our’ soft power projection, via the BBC.

        Though it seems mainly designed to crush the domestic population and invite everyone here.


    • Richard Pinder says:



    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Micknotmike, I agree re. the Islamic crescent and star. The crescent is stylish, but stylized rather than realistic. My theory, for what it’s worth, is as follows.

      The symbol is said to be a crescent moon and star. In Turkish, for instance, ‘ay yildiz’ breaks down into ‘ay’ (moon or month) plus ‘yildiz’ (star). But, as you say, the moon remains a solid sphere (or a disc, as seen in two dimensions) and how much of the illuminated half of it we see from earth doesn’t change that. Any star or planet would be occulted if they were directly behind it but could appear at any point round the lunar edge, if the moon had narrowly “missed” them or they were emerging from an occultation.

      So, why is the “star” shown between the horns of the crescent? I think the crescent is a partially eclipsed sun! Imagine the moon passes over the sun, as happened on 20/4/2023. Now imagine that the moon, being at times further from earth than the average because of its elliptical orbit, is too small to cover the sun completely. Instead of a total eclipse, we’d see an annular eclipse, i.e. a ring of sun like an ‘O’ remains around the dark lunar disc – even at maximum eclipse.

      Now, what happens as the annular phase ends? The moon moves on, breaks the annulus (ring) and the ‘O’ shape is replaced with a ‘C’. But the leading edge of the moon has valleys and depressions as on earth; so it may allow rays of sun to shine through.

      These are Bailey’s Beads (named after the man who noted them in 1836 during an eclipse seen in Scotland) and are a feature of both total and annular solar eclipses. This theory would explain why the “star” is always shown between the “horns” of a crescent that doesn’t look at all like a crescent moon but more like a largely covered sun.

      I know sighting the waxing crescent moon is important in Islam, e.g. Ramadan was due to end on 21st or 22nd April, not the 20th, as the moon has to be sufficiently separated from the sun to be seen, i.e. a day or two after astronomical new moon. Perhaps Islamic scholars could research the paths of eclipses in the 500s and 600s (by our calendar) and see if one might have been seen at a key moment in their history, e.g. before some battle, and taken as a sign from Allah.

      There’s a crest on city signs around Portsmouth which looks like a crescent on its back with a star once again between the “horns” of the crescent.


  33. Scroblene says:

    The swamp will always claim good guys like Tucker and Farage, it’s the way lefties ‘work’, so is not a surprise!

    I still believe however, that such names just don’t go away, and the small influence they continue to have, enables some other journos to pop up above the left-wing’s fluffy parapets and give them a good hiding.


    • JohnC says:

      Quite so : the Left don’t ‘disagree’ with people who don’t agree with them, they actively hate them.

      As we’ve seen with maxi so many times, they will quickly go for the man, not the ball and take his legs out if they can. They are nasty pieces of work once you scratch through their veneer of hypocrisy.


  34. Fedup2 says:

    I thought I’d entertain myself by watching channel 4 news . So much hand wringing – complete with their good friend and ‘plebgate ‘ Mitchell of minster for £ Africa £ fame .

    Chrishna the guru Murphy wants ‘boots on the ground ‘ but not his boots of course – ….. TV news channels are like spoilt children these days – demanding action like demanding chocolate . They’ll be happy with dead soldiers – killed because the blue Labour Party were on holiday – as was the ambo to Sudan apparently …


    • JohnC says:

      What I find particularly pathetic about all these kidult reporters (especially the clueless BBC clones) is how they are like 6 year olds playing football : they just chase the ball following everybody else.

      If the narrative changed to ‘stop the war’, they would all do an instantaneous 180 degree about-face. They are sheep who do whatever they are instructed to do so they can remain part of the group. Which is exactly what the senior Lefties want to push the agenda.

      Marianna is a stand-out example.


  35. Dickie says:

    Clare Daly at the EU(SSR) parliament:


    • Fedup2 says:

      Bet she’s glad she got that off her chest .

      I have no regard for Irish politicians living off NATO without contribution to it . No morality but a lot of hot air …


      • tomo says:

        After watching (almost involuntarily) Irish politicians in their native habitat for a few months last year – I’m actually grateful that the BBC’s bias by omission seems to filter out most of the daft gobshites over there…

        The BBC could I suppose commission “Taoiseach Ted” – a sort of Yes Minister thing ?


      • JohnC says:

        I agree with ‘why should we believe these liars this time ?’ – particularly with regard to how the BBC are reporting Ukraine.

        But she sums up the Irish to me : hot-headed and can turn very angry in the blink of an eye. After delivering that speech, I could imagine her walking up to someone she considers to be an enemy and shooting them in the head without a second thought.

        One does wonder why she bothered when only half a dozen MEP’s bothered to turn up that day.


  36. Dickie says:

    I think by now that most people would agree with this article:



  37. markh says:

    Panorama doing a hatchet job on the Royal Family as we speak. Institutional racism, slavery, diversity and inclusion bla bla bla. ‘Polls’ and interviews so obviously skewed it’s laughable. Impartial programming my ar@e.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Yes, the newsreader on the short Radio 4 on-the-hour bulletins earlier was almost rejoicing at a poll showing that only about a third of 18-24 year olds wanted the Royal Family to continue.


  38. digg says:

    Mastermind final is all men, that’s not going to go down well is it?


  39. Fedup2 says:

    The latest Met police plod to go on trial is one Muhammed Mustafa Darr. Darr is accused , amongst other things , of stealing debit cards from recently dead people and getting cash …. I’m sure when Darr was recruited the diversity department collected a ‘tick ‘….. self destruction in action …


  40. JohnC says:

    After years of the BBC refusing to report anything from the right-wing Tucker Carlson – despite his show being the most popular cable-news show of all – I thought I’d check if they reported his leaving Fox.

    Of course they did. They have suddenly decided to acknowledge he exists and have cobbled together an article with as much sneering as possible.

    Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News

    You are pathetic BBC. Why should we have to fund your child-like far-Left activism ?.


  41. tomo says:

    Ardern has established “The Christchurch Call”

    The Christchurch Call is a community of over 120 governments, online service providers, and civil society organisations acting together to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.


    The Christchurch Call is partnered with the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF).


    The GCERF is headed by Khalid Koser. He is an “Agenda Contributor” at the WEF.


    He is also chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration,



  42. andyjsnape says:

    Sudan fighting: On a bus to Egypt with Mario the pug

    Incredible “reporting”, about a women and a dog, so glad I didn’t miss this!

    Think I get it, the women is black, and must be reported


    • Fedup2 says:

      Excellent news for bongo bongo terrorists – the plucky ‘British ‘ are to be evacuated from an airfield outside karhtoum later today – just enough time to set up the RPGs and machine guns . I’m sure the woke world service will tell them …..

      We can look forward to the effusive gratitude they’ll show on their return to safety – or will it be the usual moaning about ‘not enough done ‘…?


      • Scroblene says:

        Morning Fed!

        They sure picked a funny place to go on holiday! Perhaps it was a delayed Easter break or something?


        • Fedup2 says:

          Hello Scroblene

          It looks like Sudanese doctors working for the NHS have used the 4 day strikes to ‘go home’… I’m sure the BBC will eagerly big up their ‘ordeal’ and the nasty British government which didn’t give them any ‘support ‘

          I’m sure the travel insurance will cover expenses though ……


          • JohnC says:

            Don’t forget the flood of refugees soo to be making a beeline for a hotel near you.

            And bringing the same culture destroying their own country with them.


  43. Fedup2 says:

    On benefits ? Have another £900 straight into your bank account – you need do nothing – £300 now – then 2 more lumps …. Nice innit ?


  44. Guest Who says:

    Khan’s ULEZ team issue the smoke canisters with the protest licence?


    • Guest Who says:

      Plus a brain.

      And a media not staffed with juvenile activists.


  45. Guest Who says:

    Panorama investi… swerve?


  46. Doublethinker says:

    Yesterday I posted that I was going to attend a village meeting on Action Against Climate Change. Just under forty people attended out 300 ish adults in the village. A raising of hands showed that about 80% of those present believed we faced a climate emergency and urgent action was required. Those of us who were sceptical we told that every scientist spoken to agreed that there was an emergency!
    Well things had moved further than I imagined. The £10 k local government has been spent on commissioning a survey from some company or other ( no doubt linked in some way to the grant providers) on what the village can do to combat the climate emergency.
    A scheme had already been selected by the Parish Council for further consideration ( who knew they had the authority to do this?) . This involves erecting a 500 kw wind turbine , or preferably a 1 megawatt one, on common land about a mile from the village and the purpose of the meeting was just to update us on the project.
    Discussion about such trivial matters such as : how much this would cost , what the pay back would be , who would pay for it , who would see and hear it , it’s impact on wildlife , how exactly it would benefit the village , were all held over to a further meeting planned for the summer. Basically this was just an initial softening up of village opinion.
    I have the feeling that we , or rather the gullible but well meaning councillors , are being conned into having a mini wind farm erected near our village by some energy provider sharks , who will be able to say they have full local support. Of course there is the possibility of back handlers and I will looking out for new cars and expensive holidays.


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Doublethinker ,
      Many years ago I owned some land outside my Village and wanted to build a home there , went through all the Planning hurdles and it was turned down because it was outside the Village boundary…..Sold up and moved away and not surprisingly my land was built on because the Parish Council had extended the Village Boundary ! …..never trust Local Councillors or any Politician….honest ones are very rare !


      • Fedup2 says:

        Painful Charlie – why not join me on the “no government party ‘ ? ….. sounds like some on your parish £ council £ made a few shillings from your idea- I wonder if they’ll have done a compulsory purchase if you kept it ?


        • Charlie Farley says:

          Fedup2 ,
          Found out later it was bought by a Builder who had all the right connections and a supply of brown envelopes……4 houses at £1.25Million each ….never mind Hey !
          BBC News….Jay Blades invite to Coronation…..will it never end ! !


          • Fedup2 says:

            Charlie – don’t forget Blighty is one of the least corrupt countries in the world – apart from housing and planning departments of course – and er accountancy firms , banks , NGOs , charities , plod , NHS. Big pharma betting companies , government regulators , journos. Politicians, car companies , mayors – newspapers , the BBC …..


            • Fedup2 says:

              Speaking of corruption – the blue labour MP for Kazakhstan is in trouble for going to his constituency for a fee of £5100 to monitor ‘elections ‘… a rewarding career is promised when he loses his English seat next year ….


    • Scroblene says:

      Were there any farmers there at your local meeting, Doublethinker?

      I sometimes get the impression that the big scam to limit their supply of food to the British people is another way for opening up such good cropping land for even more wind turbines, sun panels and a lot of political interference from little borough councils and small-minded parish councils…