Midweek 3rd May 2023

Will the Far Left Anti British BBC behave in the run up to the Coronation ? Or will stick to its’ Republican Marxist self ? Whatever it does – please don’t pay for it …

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  1. JohnC says:

    The video is here:

    This is why the Leftist media disgust me so absolutely. If they had any intent of painting a factual picture, they would have shown what the man was doing to make this marine do what he did.

    But they don’t. The video starts with him in the chokehold already.

    “‘I don’t have food, I don’t have a drink, I’m fed up,'” the man screamed, according to Mr Vazquez. “‘I don’t mind going to jail and getting life in prison. I’m ready to die.'”

    I strongly suspect Mr Vazquez (the journalist behind this story who took the video) is blatantly lying. I expect that is the sentiment he took for what the unfortunate crazy black man said – but I bet my hat it was a LOT more confrontational and threatening than that if he screamed it. How convenient he doesn’t have video for that.

    Disgraceful racist gutter journalism. The USA is truly f*cked.


  2. Guest Who says:


    Champion. On Newsnight. At the BBC.


    • harry142857 says:

      This thing is vile, needs psychiatric help.
      Expect there is a portrait in it’s back room akin to Dorian Gray’s.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Let’s face it – if a government imports rubbish what can be expected …?


  3. andyjsnape says:

    bBC worries about branson loosing £1.5bn


    Apparently branson worried about the situation for a couple of months, aprx 8 weeks


  4. JohnC says:

    Analysis: Kremlin drone attack is highly embarrassing for Moscow

    Analysis: The missile strike by the Russians the other day hit a building with dozens of high-ranking Ukranian and Western personnel (despite Ukraine shooting them all down). This drone attack may well have been a symbolic retaliation for that.

    Another completely worthless propaganda article by the BBC.


    • JohnC says:

      Just reading elsewhere that the Russians have said that an attempted assasination of Putin makes the assasination of Zelensky a legitimate goal. They even allude to it being desireable – which is understandable considering he was prepared to do it.

      Zelensky reminds me of a dog barking at everybody through the back seat car window. I suspect he will seriously regret what he just did. Even the USA won’t approve of that escalation.

      I wait this ‘counteroffensive’ with great interest. They are being forced to do it whether they are ready or not to stop the people West asking why they are donating these billions of dollars worth or arms to defeat Russia if they can’t do it. It could be a complete disaster.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:


        You are assuming Zelensky ordered this attack and there is no evidence for that,

        It could be a Russian false flag, it could have been launched by Russian dissidents, or it could have been launched by Ukrainians with or without Zelensky’s permission.

        We just don’t know.


        • JohnC says:

          The point that rules this out as a Russian false flag for me is that if they wanted to pretend Ukraine tried to assasinate Putin, it would not be with a multi-rotor drone with a small explosive device on top of the empty senate building at night time. It makes no sense.

          It would be a bigger explosion somewhere where Putin could realistically have been expected to be.

          Someone was videoing it from across the street. IMHO it was clearly a locally launched attack where they wanted to show the dome and flag on the senate being blown up.

          Would dissidents do such a thing and escalate the whole war (because that is what they have done) without higher level approval ?. I can’t answer that.


  5. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    Incest – an item on bbc local radio stations being culled . Fantastic . Anything which diminishes the BBC has to be good for us . As someone unfortunate to be in londonistan I can only imagine what the londonistan radio station does – presumably that Muslim call to prayer scream on the hour with the rest either benefits moaning or the third world as victims shows …


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Not much coverage of the striking off of NHS Dr Isyaka Mamman, who is currently serving time for killing a patient in 2018 ( manslaughter ) Apparently he has now been ‘struck off ‘….

    According the the Mail piece – he arrived in the UK in 1965 on a dodgy Nigerian passport ( is there any other? ) and has probably made a nice living killing patients ever since ……

    … don’t forget to clap ….


  7. Guest Who says:

    Local election day!

    Well, it is early.

    On social media the parties are out telling you to vote and how.

    The local media are out and telling you where.

    It seems… notable, so far, both in our shire are struggling to attract any interest. Like, any.

    How this plays out will be interesting.

    At county level the Greens and Limps and so called ‘independents’ (covert Greens) got in and screwed it all up.

    The Conservatives are hoping to get back in but have Westminster and the media to contend with.

    Labour are, as ever, a joke, saying anything to get in.

    I doubt 10% of those turning up know who the candidates are or stand for.

    And I am suspecting a record low turnout that will be claimed as a mandate by some doofus.

    Democracy is beyond flawed now.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – predicted stories –

      1 turned away at voting booth
      2 my photo I D hell
      3 arrested for voting
      4 I showed picture of my dog ( here is Fido)
      5 I voted twice
      6 dark skin picture shock
      7 2 voters use same picture
      8 I took picture of my baby sez mum
      9 what vote ?

      And tomorrow ‘ green / pink labour leader hails election victory …. And sunak ‘admits difficult result for blue labour – lessons to be learnt – here have some more made up money “…


      • Guest Who says:

        10. Dog outside polling station got more votes than all candidates inside on ballot combined.

        11. Postal voting shock sees Local shire mullah now in control with 213% of vote.


      • G says:

        But, make the most of it as it is predictable that within the next 10 years or so, elections will be banned.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I disagree – they’ll just be fixed better – not ‘banned ‘- the swamp likes to kid the punters that they have ‘buy in ‘ in order to justify their superiority to us …

          But on more important issues – why Lionel Ritchie ? Why ?


      • Scroblene says:

        Actually, voting here, in one of the wards of Tunbridge Wells, the other main parties headed by The Alliance Party, managed to take away the Conservative majority, and got the super-expensive People’s Palace vanity-unwanted project chucked out, although we had to still pay all the bills of the hangers-on etc…


        That really was a victory, and led by The Alliance Party, the whole non-project was scrapped! There are a few Reform party candidates on the ballot papers, but we need The Alliance to clobber the Conservatives, (whom we always voted for until the last poll), and maintain some semblance of order and frugality.


  8. JohnC says:

    Charles is King of 15 countries – but for how much longer?

    Good God – the BBC are in full force trying to belittle and discredit the monarchy now.

    Since partygate, they have pushed the ‘acceptable limit’ further and further and as they expected, the Leftists in the MSM and OFCOM have let them do it. Now they are completely confident they can do it again.

    They got rid of an elected PM and now they have their sights on the monarchy.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m not so sure they’ll go at ‘the firm’ with the intensity they apply to blue labour types – this is because they like their ‘gongs ‘ and know that the ‘honours committee ‘ can file nominees where necessary …

      On the upside – with all those heads of state turning up the opportunity for Charles Windsor to collect a few more suitcases of cash is most welcome …..

      … I hope the weather for gardening on Saturday is good …


      • Dickie says:

        Anyone know if Klaus Schwab has been invited to the WEF Kings coronation? If so, front row seat?


        • MarkyMark says:

          ‘Succession’ has nothing on Davos: Elite conclave mulls next leader
          Klaus Schwab will stay in office until he dies, insiders say of World Economic Forum founder.


          Schwab has grown WEF’s $6,000 startup capital in 1971 into a $390 million a year business, turning a once sleepy organization into the think tank world’s FIFA.

          WEF is registered as a non-profit, but it’s also a multi-generation family business.

          Schwab’s children Nicole and Olivier hold high-ranking positions in the organization, and his wife Hilde presides over a foundation and awards ceremony in Davos. WEF’s governing statutes give family members rights to board seats.


      • JohnC says:

        I think they are just drawing the new line in the sand and planting seeds of discontent rather than gearing up to go full-on ‘Live updates’ every day for a week like they ended up doing for all the Tories they hounded out.

        Being the ultimate hypocrites they are, they will be torn between personal gain and their socialist ideology. But personal gain always wins for these weak and shallow people. As the SNP have so eloquently demonstrated.


  9. Flotsam says:

    Election day. The BBC will be counting the number of blacks turned away from polling stations with no or defective ID.


  10. vlad says:

    BBC funding. According to a YouGov poll, just one in five Brits back ‘completely outdated’ BBC licence fee.

    “When asked what the best model for funding our national broadcaster would be, only 21% of voters want to carry on with current system where every household has to pay £159 per year.

    Instead 36% say they would rather the BBC ran adverts like commercial rivals ITV.

    16% would rather have a pay-to-view subscription model like Netflix of Sky TV, while 13% say the BBC should just be paid for out of general taxation.

    Lib Dems are most keen on the Licence Fee, backed by 35% of their 2019 voters.

    That drops to 28% of Labour voters and just 19% of those that voted Tory last time round.”

    Sun article here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/22218032/bbc-licence-fee-poll/


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC Radio 1, 13 March 2023

      When covering the row over Gary Lineker’s social media comments on the government’s migrant policy we reported: “He said the language the Government was using wasn’t dissimilar to 1930s Germany. That’s when the Nazis were in charge there and were killing millions of Jewish people”. To be clear, the murders of millions of Jewish men, women and children by Nazi Germany as part of the Holocaust mainly happened in the 1940s. The 1930s saw the rise to power of the Nazi party in Germany, which persecuted Jewish people and later invaded Poland, leading to the Second World War.




  11. digg says:

    Lefty news folk of the Guardian seem to have a penchant for wrinkling out any victim story they can especially if it affects one of their protected group, and even better if it attacks the wealthy or Tories.

    It must be the first thing they do when they wake up.

    This in the Guardian from the ever reliable moaner Zoe or something covers a story of some charity building women only high rise flats in London for single women who can’t afford market prices or are victims of male oppression, or of course are black.


    You could say, what a good idea (ignoring the fact that there are probably more single homeless men who don’t matter of course), but not our Zoe….

    Lots of comparisons with Victorian London when female servants had to live in the loft and couldn’t afford children.

    Yes folks it’s all down the the wicked upper classes, especially the Tories and Especially Boris, and King Charles for good luck….

    Nothing at all to do with the millions of large immigrant families filling London properties on government support and pricing singles out of the market….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Keith Vaz has 10 homes that are available?


    • Kinell says:

      I can remember being on the engaged couples housing list with Greenwich council in 1982. We was offered a 3 bedroom flat within 3 weeks. Yes it was on a council estate but just two minutes from Blackheath Rugby club. how long would you have to wait now.?


  12. MarkyMark says:

    BBC London
    15 April 2023

    In a BBC London news bulletin on Saturday 15th April about a protest in Trafalgar Square we said: “Campaigners against the ultra-low emission zone held a protest in central London today. Local protestors and mainstream politicians were joined by conspiracy theorists and far right groups.”

    BBC London had deployed a reporter to the protest and she witnessed, and documented, first hand, motifs on tabards and placards with explicit Nazi references, along with other epithets about world order and democracy.

    We are satisfied the protest was covered accurately and the script was a fair description of the people and groups attending the event.

    Viewers were also directed to the BBC London website for a comprehensive look at the arguments for and against ULEZ.




  13. MarkyMark says:

    Radio News Bulletins
    7 February 2023

    In early morning output about an imminent reshuffle of Rishi Sunak’s ministerial team we mistakenly said Nadhim Zahawi had resigned from his role as Conservative Party Chairman. He was in fact sacked and this was corrected in all later bulletins.




  14. MarkyMark says:

    “I’ve only been Prime Minister for six months, but I do believe we are making good progress. If you think about where were were then, and where we are now. Our economy is in much better shape. Our politics doesn’t feel like a box set drama anymore, and our friends and our allies know that we are back…”


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



    Today the BBC journalists Michael Keohan and Colin Campbell released a shocking report on the channel crossings. It showed people smugglers selling their wares brazenly in the migrant camps and many children living in unsafe and dangerous conditions, as well as—this is breathtaking—a free French public bus service that migrants can use to travel directly from the camps to the Dunkirk departure beaches. Will my right hon. Friend allow a statement on the issue of tackling the small boat crossings and the Government’s response in their work with France?




  15. MarkyMark says:

    Camel urine 0.5 liter
    Article number: Kamelenurine 0,5 liter
    Incl. tax
    Urine of the female camel.
    Due to limited availability, it may come from stock in our freezer.

    Not available outside the European Union.



  16. vlad says:

    The BBC will keep quiet about this as long as they can, so here’s the latest on Joe and Hunter Biden’s alleged criminality..


    • MarkyMark says:

      Meh – Clinton and Blair say war will distract everyone.


      Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook restricting a story about Joe Biden’s son during the 2020 election was based on FBI misinformation warnings.

      The New York Post alleged leaked emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop showed the then vice-president was helping his son’s business dealings in Ukraine.

      Facebook and Twitter restricted sharing of the article, before reversing course amid allegations of censorship.

      Zuckerberg said that getting the decision wrong “sucks”.

      Zuckerberg tells Rogan FBI warning prompted Biden laptop story censorship



      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


  17. MarkyMark says:



  18. MarkyMark says:

    It’s all a big PR stunt …. not even their own words.

    Marcus Rashford’s PR company delete their Twitter account after mistake which proves Man United star doesn’t write his own tweets
    Posted by Jason Pettigrove1 year ago


    When Marcus Rashford was seen to be taking on the UK government over making sure no child went hungry, and latterly regarding universal credit, the messages of support came thick and fast for the Man United star.

    On Twitter they always seemed to hit the sweet spot as far as public opinion was concerned, but the striker might have to steel himself from a backlash.


  19. Dickie says:




    • MarkyMark says:


      Under COVID-19, China’s Mask Market Surged. Now It’s Gone Bust.
      Entrepreneurs say it’s becoming more difficult to recover their investments due to dwindling demand and plummeting prices.
      By Li You
      Jun 12, 2020#business#Coronavirus



      • Dickie says:

        Should be wearing a plastic bag over his head tied down by a zip tie


  20. MarkyMark says:

    2,046,073 views 25 Jan 2021 #TheGreatReset #WorldEconomicForum #DavosAgenda
    The pandemic has radically changed the world as we know it, and the actions we take today, as we work to recover, will define our generation. It’s why the World Economic Forum is calling for a new form of capitalism, one that puts people and planet first, as we come together to rebuild the world after COVID-19.

    If you want to be part of the change then tune in, turn on and get involved. Follow the #DavosAgenda, right here on YouTube


    Kristalina Geogrieva, International Monetary Fund
    Angel Gurría, OECD
    António Guterres, UN
    Ajay Banga, Mastercard
    Grace Forrest, Human Rights Activist
    Marc Benioff, Salesforce
    Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum
    Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Rights Activist
    Jane Goodall, Conservationist


  21. andyjsnape says:

    I’m gutted, that a pioneering actress has died

    Sudan crisis: Actress Asia Abdelmajid killed in Khartoum cross-fire

    She is so well known by?


    • MarkyMark says:

      The death of a well-known actress, killed in crossfire in the north of Khartoum, has shocked residents of Sudan’s capital as they hear of more and more friends and relatives caught up in the fighting.


      The UK is a committed donor in Sudan, having spent over £250 million in humanitarian aid in the last 5 years. The UK continues to provide consular support to British nationals in Port Sudan and in neighbouring countries in the region.3 days ago


      To date in Fiscal Year 2022, the United States has provided more than $371 million in humanitarian assistance to Sudan, including more than $348 million from USAID.2 Aug 2022

      What’s at stake for China in Sudan as fighting drags on?

      China’s economic interests, deep-rooted diplomatic relations with Khartoum, leaves Beijing worried about instability in Sudan and the Horn of Africa.

      Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2023/04/whats-stake-china-sudan-fighting-drags#ixzz80jRpvYS7


  22. Dickie says:

    Nordstream sabotage. It wasn’t us guv, honest, so say the US of A:



  23. Fedup2 says:

    I’m day in ‘doing chores ‘ ( aka procrastination ) but I thought I’d put Al jaz news on in the background . Although I don’t watch BBCOFCOM news much any more – unless from professional bias reasons – the items covered are far more ‘interesting ‘ than the BBC propaganda stuff …

    eg the ongoing trouble in Brazil after the election was stolen ( allegedly ) using the Biden method and subsequent persecution of the former president ….none of which do I recall seeing on Al Beeb ..


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Fedup, I’ve watched Al Jazeera a few times, its an option, definitely an improvement over the bBC


      • Fedup2 says:

        Andy – one ‘story ‘ which looks like it’s going to be ramped up by the BBC is the death of a fruitloop on the NY underground – there already demos there – the bbc website is carrying it … no need to guess the colour …of the ‘players ‘….


  24. MarkyMark says:

    As chair of the Socialist Campaign Group, Zarah Sultana has a strong anti-capitalist vibe to maintain. In a campaign video, previously pinned to the top of her Twitter profile, Zarah railed against political greed, saying “some MPs are just in it for themselves”. Zarah is different: She will “Never Take a Penny From Corporate Donors”.

    Guido therefore was surprised to see her entry in the register of interests. Zarah enjoying match day hospitality to the value of £700 courtesy of Fenway Sports Group Holdings LLC at her beloved Liverpool Football Club. As much as Liverpool supporters might wish to believe the club is a workers’ co-operative, they’re actually owned by a US headquartered multinational corporation, Fenway Sports Group Holdings LLC.


  25. Fedup2 says:

    The woman stabbed to death in jar town ( Brixton innit ) is named as a Ghanaian called Johanita Dogbey, 31. A ‘man ‘ is in custody according to plod chief Seb Adjei-Addoh…..


  26. NameNotNumber says:

    Well worth spending spending time listening to speakers at the European Parliament – International COVID Summit III.



      • NameNotNumber says:

        Thanks Dickie, Andrew Bridgen’s is one of the few voices of integrity to be heard among our MPs. They were all exempt from compulsory vaccination themselves and I’d be interested to know whether or not the MP referred to in the article received his jab. It appears likely that he would have been in favour of advocating, if not enforcing, mandatory vaccination for his own constituents. I believe we will see many more of our current crop of MPs becoming more and more uncomfortable while seeking to maintain and justify their stance against the mounting scientific evidence.


  27. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Radio 2 – Jeremy Vine – “Just a boys club feel.”

    BBC – Women’s Hour!

    HA HA HA HA !


  28. Guest Who says:

    An interesting mix as I pop in for a cuppa…


    BBC Scotland has recruited former Daily Record journalist Naina Bhardwaj as a researcher. She is interested in original, Scottish stories only.

    Hired to know what not to ask?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Anas Sarwar: ‘Islamophobia in Scotland should shame us all’
      29 June 2021


      Anas Sarwar said there was a lot more work to do in Scotland despite it priding itself as a welcome and tolerant country

      In Mecca, only Muslims are allowed, while non-Muslims may not enter or pass through. Attempting to enter Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in penalties such as a fine; being in Mecca as a non-Muslim can result in deportation.


  29. Guest Who says:

    In quick succession.



    To the last, and using the immortal word ‘could’, getting older, useful workers back in is a definite thought.

    However, dragging them in to work to pay taxes for the B Ark of Gov, Slime Serbs, State Media, Bennies, and RIB jockeys to 4* hotel occupants has listed appeal.


  30. vlad says:

    Hey Beeb, how about some honest reporting on the rotten Bidens for a change?
    It’s called journalism, remember?

    Ted Cruz homes in on the Bidens’ corrupt dealings with China and Ukraine.


  31. Guest Who says:

    Further to the Election That Saord Without Trace, my chum Lena from impartial BBC supplier Compass has fired me an email….


    Dear Rube,

    Today, in over 8,000 races across England, over 200 councils are up for election.

    To understand where we are, we looked into exactly those councils. What we found made headlines.

    44% of all the councils up for elections are controlled by Conservatives. Of those, the Tories won power in three quarters of them despite winning less than 50% of the popular vote.

    There are 10 councils where the Tories hold the majority of seats with less than 40% of the votes – a shocking democratic deficit.

    Read the full report here.
    Read our new report “Democracy Denied”
    This is due to our voting system – where progressives are divided, the right is united and wins.

    It doesn’t have to be like this. But it’s not enough to just hope.

    That’s why Compass members in Oxfordshire have been working for months to run a tactical voting campaign to overturn the last Tory held council in the county.

    That’s why Compass members in Canterbury have been making voting recommendations and getting coverage to the national press.

    That’s why in Stratford, Devon, and Hertfordshire members were on the streets boosting the case for the progressive vote and making sure voters know to bring their photo ID with them today.

    Tomorrow we will be taking to twitter to shine a light on the impact of their work.
    Follow us for live coverage of the results
    Thanks to the generous support of our members and supporters, we’ve now raised £20,000 towards our election fighting fund.

    That is how we support our local groups – and support the work happening on the ground, on the street, and hopefully, at the ballot.

    Tomorrow we will digest results, celebrate our wins, and learn the lessons of our losses. Then we get ready to Win As One for the Big One – the General Election – to change politics, and change our country.

    ​​If you are voting today, we hope you’re voting to Win As One where you are.
    In determination,

    Campaigns Officer


    And that’s why BBc, BBC local, and BBC local democracy media prop these guys up.


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Why holiday in a socialist country – when you can live there!

    We can overcome this impasse! Let’s Move Forward! “Enough for the Many, Enough for the Few”.

    It seems to me that Labour have lost (democratically@40%) but act as though they have won and the Conservatives have won (democratically@42.4%) but are waiting to lose, rather than take power and getting on with it.

    So I suggest rather than this continuing this tiring political, we take this problem further a field. Venezuela is praised by some Labour Members as a socialist dream, along with Cuba, South Africa and China. So we do a ‘wealth transfer’ of people.

    All members of Labour Party with families (483,000 Labour Members March2017) can transfer to one of the countries that signs up for this great experiment. In response, people from the socialist countries who no longer want the socialist dream, because they are living it, can come to the UK – trying to keep it one for one as close as possible – same skill would be great but this won’t be completely possible.

    We run this for 10 years and see where we get to. Socialist get to build their socialist dream in a socialist country, possibly with sunnier weather. The people who have had enough of the socialist dream can come to the UK to work hard and improve the UK.

    “For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to Apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.” – Corbyn

    “Thanks Hugo Chavez for showing that the poor matter and wealth can be shared. He made massive contributions to Venezuela & a very wide world” – Corbyn

    “He said his ‘core values’ (interesting to know what they are) had not changed during the 34 years (thats a lot of time to be an MP) as an MP and cited his campaigning against discrimination in South Africa and fighting ‘unfairness’.” Corbyn, april2017

    “Well over 150,000 Venezuelans have fled the country in the last year alone, the highest in more than a decade, according to scholars studying the exodus.” newyorkpost / nov2016

    The total full-time staff numbers are at 18,974 this year compared with 18,674 in the previous 12 months. The amount spent on on-screen and on-air talent has also increased from £194.23m in 2013/14 to £208.49m in 2014/15.
    * “The Great British Bake Off” presenters. BBC salaries paid by you: £500,000. Aug2016

    * Claudia Winkleman. Rumoured BBC salary paid by you: More than £500,000.

    * Gary Lineker. Rumoured BBC salary paid by you: £1.5 million ($2 million).
    * Graham Norton. Rumoured BBC salary paid by you: Up to £2.5 million

    BBC and it’s presenters can go as well! Everyone Wins!

    Why holiday in a socialist country – when you can live there!



  33. Dickie says:

    An amusing take on the departure of Tucker Carlson from Fox News:


  34. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – the BBC does not approve …

    ….. that the Vice-President of China, Han Zheng, is invited to the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday. Zheng is said to have been the ‘architect’ of the crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. The Montacutie invites on Chris Patten, the last Governor of Hong Kong to comment on the invitation. Patten does not approve either. Apparently, it is all the fault of the Government. Now, there’s a surprise!

    Right at the end Sarah asks the former Governor to opine on Richard Sharp the former Chairman of the BBC. Something remarkable is said by Chris Patten that I feel sure will have been picked up on by other posters here. He said that the Americans look on the BBC as a State Broadcaster which it is not. Then he said “… we must give them lots of (taxpayer) money …” which, of course, means that the BBC is the State broadcaster.


  35. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – the BBC does approve …
    BBC Web-Site Watch #1 – the BBC does approve …

    … of Linda Lewis, who has dies aged 72. Eeek! Snuffy is on borrowed time. The Montacutie spent so long eulogising Linda that I felt I ought to search for her on-line. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65478310


    • Docmarooned says:

      Mostly I remember Linda Lewis as being first act on the bill at the Pink Floyd Knebworth 75 show. Sadly not the kind of act to go down well with the Floyd, Steve Miller band and Captain Beefheart! type crowd.


  36. andyjsnape says:

    Gardeners urged to let lawns go wild to boost nature

    on the front page of the bbc website it has the above link

    thought i’d click on it, its from April 2022, upto date then

    Earlier the bBC was referring to the Presiden of Ukraine with no T at end – maybe standards are dropping or improving, who knows 🙂

    And still refers to Nato, instead of NATO all the time


    • digg says:

      Yes, I caught a segment where the silver fox bloke who used to be into antiques presenting has suddenly morphed into a wildlife and countryside presenter (bloody good agent he has!)

      He was interviewing a twenty something lass “expert’ about preserving and encouraging birdlife in our gardens by doing stuff such as nest boxes and fat balls hanging from trees etc.

      Seems at odds with the fact that it is recognised that the biggest killers of wild birds are in fact pet garden cats who are having a bonanza with all the luckless birds who are tempted into the gardens for a quick snack but end up becoming a quick snack themselves.

      From the RSPB website

      “The most recent figures of how many creatures are killed by cats are from the Mammal Society. They estimate that cats in the UK catch in the order of 92 million prey items over spring and summer, of which around 27 million are birds.”

      In effect if no-one put out any bird bait, the birds would have to resort to nature and find their food out in the countryside as they did historically where as a bonus they wouldn’t keep locking horns with “Tiddles”.

      Sometimes wonder how they manage to fit so much stupid under-researched Boll**ks into so little time!


  37. Richard Pinder says:


    The thing about censorship is that, for those who would advocate it, just remember, at some point, that will be turned on you. – Elon Musk


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tesla’s Fit in China
      Why China?
      China is an important market for the automotive industry, particularly for EVs, due to its vast consumer market and strong central financial system. China is Tesla’s second biggest market and selling high volumes of EVs in China is a large part of Tesla’s business plan.

      China’s mature industrial production chain, and lithium-ion battery production capacity also make China an ideal location for manufacturing. Furthermore, China’s rare-earth metal production and electronics manufacturing capabilities, are crucial for producing core EV components (batteries, electric motors, and electric controls).

      Tesla in China grew significantly past 2020 after completing its Gigafactory in Shanghai in late 2019. This is beneficial to the company for two reasons. Firstly, because production in China spares Tesla from import tariffs on finished vehicles, and secondly, its locally made cars qualify for government subsidies. Because China is an important supplier of automotive parts for the global industry as well as a hotbed for electric mobility and smart grids, it has been the perfect place for Tesla.



  38. MarkyMark says:

    How to be a Man – Rylan explores modern masculinity in his podcast debut for BBC Radio 4
    Hamza Yassin, Laurence Lewellyn-Bowen, Phil Wang, Janet Street-Porter and more open up to Rylan about what it means to be a man in new 10-part series

    I’m looking forward to chatting to a bunch of interesting people about what it means to be a modern man. From the old fashioned stereotypes to gender identity, I hope people find these conversations interesting, insightful and perhaps even useful.
    — Rylan

    Across the ten episodes, Rylan talks to people from a range of backgrounds in an attempt to find out what it means to be a man, including school teacher, content creator and CBBC presenter Kit Brown, first triple amputee from Afghanistan Mark Ormrod, Strictly Come Dancing’s 2022 winner and nature presenter Hamza Yassin, trans man and activist Freddy McConnell, the first openly gay professional footballer Jake Daniels, comedian Phil Wang, super model David Gandy, interior designer and iconic Changing Rooms presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, boxer Amir Khan, and broadcaster journalist and writer Janet Street-Porter.


  39. Thoughtful says:

    Just when you thought the Biden administration couldn’t get any worse they pull this one:


  40. Doublethinker says:

    With calls for reparations to be paid by Britain to all manner of folks and , worse, some demented Brits treating such calls seriously eg the idiots Trevelyan and the King, it can only be a matter of time before we get:

    A. Some ‘professional ‘ arbiters who assess the claimant case and decide what an appropriate amount should be . If the ‘defendant’ doesn’t pay they will be shamed, cancelled and attacked relentlessly.

    B. A government inquiry into reparations for slavery which after a few months ( this one will be quick) recommends that the claims be paid on some sliding scale by , you guessed it , the tax payers. Probably a new ring fenced tax will be levied to pay these reparations.

    In my view if an idiot wants to pay reparations for something that their ancestors did over two hundred years ago then they can go ahead on the following basis. The payment must be done with no publicity and there is zero implication that those of us who think it’s a load of baloney must pay anything ever.

    Once these virtue signalling fools get zero publicity for abasing themselves in public they will immediately stop doing it. If no one ever sees your frantic signalling of your virtue why bother?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Rudyard Kipling
      Rudyard Kipling

      A.D. 980-1016
      It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
      To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
      “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
      Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

      And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
      And the people who ask it explain
      That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
      And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

      It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
      To puff and look important and to say: —
      “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
      We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

      And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
      But we’ve proved it again and again,
      That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
      You never get rid of the Dane.

      It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
      For fear they should succumb and go astray;
      So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
      You will find it better policy to say: —

      “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
      No matter how trifling the cost;
      For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
      And the nation that pays it is lost!”



    • MarkyMark says:

      Glasgow University to pay £20m in slave trade reparations
      This article is more than 3 years old
      Institution believed to be first British university to set up restorative justice scheme

      Glasgow University is to pay £20m in reparations to atone for its historical links to the transatlantic slave trade in what the University of West Indies has described as a “bold, historic” move.


      • moggie63 says:

        I’m sure enrolled students will be thrilled to know their fees will be going towards reparations instead of tutoring, just what they wanted.


        • atlas_shrugged says:

          Any chance Glasgow students may be able to get ‘cash back’ because of the barbary pirates?


    • vlad says:

      The new woke King should think long and hard about this reparations nonsense.

      The tide is turning against wokeism. Consider, for example, the spectacular reaction to the Bud Light trans ad campaign.

      Polls show that support for the monarchy is waning.


  41. Terminal Moraine says:

    73% of respondents to the Irish government’s consultation did not support their plan to ban hate speech.

    “Why did your government bother to do a public consultation if you were just going to ignore the results?”

    Varadkar’s democracy in action…


    • MarkyMark says:

      ANOTHER powerful ‘lockdown violator’: Topless Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is caught having a picnic with his partner and two friends ‘in breach of his distancing guidelines for public’
      Leo Varadkar and partner Matt Barrett were filmed in Dublin’s Phoenix Park
      The Taoiseach has been living at the nearby Steward’s Lodge in recent weeks
      A top government official has urged people not to have picnics when they go out

      PUBLISHED: 16:32, 25 May 2020 | UPDATED: 17:32, 25 May 2020



    • MarkyMark says:

      Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects have led to crises in education, crime, and family dynamics, and to other social pathologies. In this book, he describes how elites,the anointed,have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions, thereby altering the course of our social policy.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I really would love to know how many ‘consultations ‘ change anything ?
      My personal view is that they are as rubbish as signing petitions ….
      I’ve been stupid enough to turn up at consultation meetings with the likes of £ consultants £ and after a minute known it was as tick box as the fraudulent democracy being exposed today ….
      Close those roads – build those cycle lanes – get that ULEZ …


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      In other words, “The people have spoken, the bastards”.


  42. taffman says:

    “Sausage maker Heck cuts vegan range as appetite drops”
    We are meat eaters after all. Its not good for us to be vegans or even vegetarians.
    Stand up for omnivores !


    • G says:

      The mantra: “Eat a balanced diet” is under siege. Look at the intake of vital vitamins and see the origination…………………Meat, chicken and dairy products.

      So, how does the elimination of meat and dairy in the diet all for “The Climate” work out? Think about it.

      The current Marxist Government needs to kill off most of the population (in line with WEF policy) to achieve their evil aspirations.


  43. taffman says:

    “More than 45,500 people made the perilous journey in 2022, the highest number since records began in 2018.”
    “Stop the boats” we are facing an invasion”! They are after our hotels , NHS and taxpayer’s money!
    Get a grip indeed, vote for The Reform Party .


    • MarkyMark says:

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



      Today the BBC journalists Michael Keohan and Colin Campbell released a shocking report on the channel crossings. It showed people smugglers selling their wares brazenly in the migrant camps and many children living in unsafe and dangerous conditions, as well as—this is breathtaking—a free French public bus service that migrants can use to travel directly from the camps to the Dunkirk departure beaches. Will my right hon. Friend allow a statement on the issue of tackling the small boat crossings and the Government’s response in their work with France?




  44. G says:

    Your PC? Been “updated” numerous times over the last months complements of agents of the WEF. Stuff you don’t want. Only there to keep you more confused and peer into what you get up to on the internet. Get into program deletion and have a field day………..


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like the BBC is morphing into something from many decades ago and impersonating the “British “ – sacrificing its ‘’Marxist “ anti British belief not to upset decent folk tuning in for the Royal bash ….
    But when the American ginger one arrives on the private flight will the BBC wobble ? Will the yank half white actress steal the lime light she craves …

    In our next episode HMS dimbleby PLC will be deployed to talk down to royal fans camping out …


  46. Richard Pinder says:

    BBC Censorship. BBC website says “No results found for “Event 201″”. Plandemic Day 1: October 18th 2019: Event 201 and the start date of the 2019 Military World Games held in Wuhan.

    Totalitarianism as “Five Eyes” Governments Act to end Free Speech. Politicians in EU, US, UK, Ireland, Canada, and Australia seek to jail citizens for wrongthink on “Safe and Effective”: https://public.substack.com/p/world-on-cusp-of-woke-totalitarianism


  47. Thoughtful says:

    House subpoenas FBI file on Biden role in ‘criminal scheme’ as new whistleblower emerges


    WASHINGTON — In a stunning development, the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Wednesday for an FBI file that a whistleblower said links President Biden to a “criminal scheme” involving “money for policy decisions” during his vice presidency.


    News released just yesterday


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tony Blair laughs …..


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – I think you’ll find it never happened – there was no subpoena – no file – it’s all Tucker Carlson s fault …..

      … I wonder where Mrs Obama – Biden is gonna sit in the Abbey – row zed next to a greenie who believes in saving the planet by never washing ? …


  48. Jeff says:

    Well, I did trot across the road to vote, but…

    I spoiled my ballot paper. There were only the usual useless numpties on offer. The (pretend) Conservatives, Labour, Lib-Dem and the Greens. I couldn’t put my cross against any of that lot.

    We desperately need a radically different political party, that will bin all of the climate goals, sink the dinghies and maybe even stop all immigration for a decade or more.

    Oh…and any leader must know if a woman can have a penis.

    I can but dream…


    • Fedup2 says:

      Jeff – are you saying … that you didn’t vote for ‘the no government party ©️… ? Party policy is that no one elected will be caught taking bribes or expenses … they’d be too clever to get caught ….see Chinese barry gardiner


  49. Sluff says:

    BBC giving it large about the ‘excess profits’ at Shell, and ample coverage of Labour demands for windfall taxes ( which they have spent about five times over in their policies thus far).

    Not mentioned by the BBC. Shell’s share price is actually LOWER than it was five years ago.

    An inconvenient truth if ever there was one.


  50. Guest Who says:


    For the nth time.