308 Responses to Start the Week 8th May 2023

  1. Thoughtful says:

    Special cycle lane for Jeremy Vine



    • StewGreen says:

      Vine seems to have tweeted 50 times today about the Mail story that he had his Twitter account suspended
      h was jumping up and down with glee
      ‘ See the mail said the@JeremyVine account was suspended, but of course it is suspended that’s an imposter account. My account is @TheJeremyVine;

      The only thing is the people who say they sent the account to the Mail from the beginning showed the suspension notice confirmation as @TheJeremyVine in their screenshots .


    • Up2snuff says:

      T, which local authority did that?!!! I know a cycle lane, all of two to three metres long, (cost to Council Tax payer circa £100,000), that ends in a substantial tree in Haringey, north London.


      • Guest Who says:

        Here in the shires, the cycle lane councillors all got booted out as the public twigged the entire budget going to get Net Zero badges at COP28 and photo ops for Green executive members was a dud.

        Currently local democracy reporters still trying to make the best of it.


    • G says:


      but impose a minimum speed limit also…………..


  2. brexiteerkent says:

    Oooo .. Not first but close .. !

    Watching the BBC coverage of the Royal concert .. Ten minutes in and the presenters were as predictable as ever … ticking boxes ..time for the well used Off button ..

    Made me think of what I noticed on an MSC cruise recently .. There were various European channels on the TV. Watching them was a revelation.

    The Italian TV was presented by and featured Italians, the German TV was presented by and featured Germans, the Spanish TV was presented by and featured Spanish people ..

    The British TV .. Presented by and featured Africans .. With the occasional white British person here and there .


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Good grief, just flicked back to look briefly at the concert again and it got even worse .. What the blank is this dancing kissing African and South East Asian couple business all about. Just beyond belief .. Very definitely off now !


  3. G.W.F. says:

    Watched some of the coronation show and now I recognise that I no longer have any pleasure in music.
    Anyone who doubts that King Charles has no political ambitions might note the combination in the show of music,arts, and the objective to combat human destruction of the planet. Then on stage popped the Prince of Wales to outline his dad’s objectives including service for all faiths.


  4. StewGreen says:

    narrative in the new Giff Gaff phone advert
    is that somehow it’s entirely novel that white people help black people
    A black guy is afraid as he’s in an alley being trailed by a white disfigured guy who is sure to mug him
    … but in an end twist the white turns out to be just handing the black guy the phone he had dropped.


  5. StewGreen says:

    Local Facebook, I had this weird experience that half the conversation was missing
    I looked and the other half was from a local BBC producer , and the reason the conversation was hidden from me is cos he some time in the past block me
    dunno why , cos I always civil
    His profile says “EV owner & BBC Radio Lincolnshire Breakfast Show producer. ”
    i’m guessing I’d spoken against one of his religious icons ..maybe EVs


  6. Thoughtful says:

    Can’t any news on the BBC about this, but we are now a quarter way into May and the US debt ceiling still shows no sign of being lifted nor agreement being reached. Biden being a criminal mafia boss at heart is seeking illegal ways to circumvent the debt ceiling and is allegedly seeking to invoke part of the 14 amendment in order to just freely print money, however even his own side are telling him if he does this it will begin a constitutional crisis.

    It doesn’t appear to bother sleepy Joe that much though, as he is riding very low in the polls, possibly too low to even have a rigged poll rescue him.


  7. Dickie says:

    ……Water, water, everywhere and all the boards did shrink, water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink – Samuel Taylor Coleridge



  8. Sluff says:

    Anyone notice that on BBC Sport they no longer define men or women’s sport?
    From football to cycling, they don’t let on. So you see an interesting headline, click on, and then realise it’s the wimmin’s version.
    Clearly promoting the narrative that it’s equal in importance, talent, skill, etc.
    The attendance and venues of Women’s Premier League football tells the real story, not the biased BBC’s politically correct ‘equality’ bare-faced agenda-driven drivel.

    No disrespect to the women themselves of course. They do what they do.


    • markh says:

      The BBC also love to put wimmin’s football results higher than the Championship, League One and League Two, even though no-one is interested in the slightest. Still, every little bit helps the agenda, drip drip drip.


  9. JohnC says:

    BBC unveils Bike Bureau for green broadcasting


    Due to the BBC employing far too many narcissistic useless clones, they are spending the license fee cash keeping them busy on ridiculous projects like this.

    No mention of what it has cost of course – these two useless idiots most certainly didn’t build it. I doubt they can boil an egg between them – which is why their job is hanging around The Hague reporting non-stories.

    They end up appealing for any stories we think ‘The bike beaureau should be covering, send them our way’ because now they’ve spent the money, they realise it has no actual useful purpose.

    Here they are:


    All in all an excellent example of what the BBC has become.


    • Guest Who says:

      Back in the day, being the corporate bike was something few lasses aspired to.

      Maybe Vile can send them pictures of number plates to get BBC hit teams to visit?


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  10. JohnC says:

    Texas mall shooting: Heavily armed gunman identified as 33 year old

    Tucked right at the end it has a quote from the Texas governor:

    “One thing that we can observe very easily and that is there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of anger and violence that’s taking place in America. And what Texas is doing in a big-time way, we are working to address that anger and violence by going to its root cause, which is addressing the mental health problems behind it.”

    Bingo. The USA is split right down the middle and is walking a path towards civil war. The reason of course is the intolerant fascist Left forcing their agenda onto everybody else. The constant unchecked persecution of Trump is the most visible example and I find it astonishing that none of the MSM question it – no matter how many different attempts are made to cancel him.

    This is the major issue in the West today and the BBC will not go anywhere near it because they are one of those causing it and anything against that agenda is suppressed. The increased violence like these shootings by the less mentally stable people are a direct consequence of what they are doing and their hands are soaked in blood.

    I found this while searching : ‘Law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation told ABC News that preliminary information developed in the probe indicates that the shooter was in the U.S. Army in 2008 and was “removed due to mental health concerns.”‘

    You can be sure the BBC won’t be mentioning that now they have a link to the ‘far-right’.


    • Doublethinker says:

      The continued illegal persecution of Trump isn’t just political there is also a large element of fear and self preservation involved. The leftists and globalists who have been involved in illegal activity for years , Clinton, Obama, Biden , Pelosi, Schumer , Schiff and a host of other establishment figures , know that a second term of Trump will see their serial crimes, stretching for decades , exposed to the American public. The MSM knows it’s reputation will be shredded . Elites all around the world will fall like dominoes once the truth of the last thirty years begins to surface.They must prevent him returning to office by any means necessary or face humiliation and jail.
      They managed it last time by rigging the election but it was a skin of the teeth job and a last resort because their four year long campaign against Trump failed to sway enough of the public.
      I’m sure that they have the ultimate insurance policy ready , assassination, and will use it if necessary. Of course it will be an accident , plane crash, car crash, medical problem or the like. A shooting or the like would risk an uncontainable backlash . Trump must know this and is a brave man to continue his anti establishment crusade on behalf of ordinary people everywhere.


      • popeye says:

        Trump Derangement Syndrome is deep-rooted in the liberals however. At a family social event last week, totally out of the blue, my daughter’s father-in-law said Trump told people to get injected with bleach. I offered him £1000 cash if he could provide evidence of that. Later I looked for the news conference where he allegedly said that and couldn’t find it though I did get the transcript and a genuine “fact-check” which proved he never did. I wondered, at first, why there was no video anywhere on social media but then realised that it was because people could actually go and listen to his words and realise that the allegation was a total monstrous lie to discredit him. Of course, if he had said it then the BBC would be playing the clip ad nauseum, and the fact that they aren’t is all the proof I need.

        Incidentally, when offered the proof that he never said it the father-in-law, supported by his equally liberal son, said that he wasn’t interested in proof, “Biden said he did, so he did”


    • G says:


      You have to applaud the Chinese. There will be no war fought for them on the way to dominate World Communism of the Chinese variety. The western bunch of so-called, ‘Leaders’ are doing all necessary for them. Seen in their joint act of terraforming the planet in preparation.


  11. Fedup2 says:


    BBC continuing to get its’ knickers in a twist over coronation arrests….but it demonstrates its’ bias by going big on this but no so much on the vermin closing roads – climbing bridges and disrupting other peoples’ lawful activity – like going to work .

    Likewise the attitude of plod doesn’t get looked at by the BBX in its treatment of coronation protesters versus other ‘approved ‘ disrupters ….

    Today had some green crap fruit loop moaning about her comrades being arrested – surely she’d be happy she now has one of her own who wears a crown …. ?


  12. Guest Who says:

    These were in sequence.

    The media are running the country. Into the ground.


  13. Doublethinker says:

    We had a Coronation party at the village hall yesterday, I was very surprised at how most folks thought Charles was a good chap who would be a good king. Apparently, they base this assessment on his appearance on two BBC programmes in particular , Country File and The Repair Shop when he came across as ‘genuine ‘ and ‘caring’ had a good sense of humour . My wife had issued instructions that I wasn’t to give voice to my views so I nodded and kept quiet, don’t want to upset the neighbours .
    The woker Charles becomes the more the BBC will support him and his family and the less they will attack the institution. I’m afraid that we can now write off the monarchy as another institution captured by the globalist left and WEF . Sadly folks in my village will probably listen and by influenced by this nice genuine , caring chap with a sense of humour when he pontificates about the climate emergency or diversity being a strength. I
    The only ray of good news in this otherwise doom laden sky is that poor old Harry and Megan are stuffed. They had thought that they could outwoke Charles et al and reap the benefits but the high priests of Wokery will side with Charles rather than them. He has much greater influence over the ordinary folks that H&M ever will so he is of much greater use to the Woke crusade.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Double – well done on obeying your orders to ‘button it ‘. Fortunately for me I have had a coronation free weekend – more interested in who is going ‘down ‘ than the new old king …
      I am enjoying the criticism of the stazi being turned onto lefty protesters though ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Hannah Arendt, one of the greatest philosophers of the last 100 years, said that: ‘Once something can’t be said, you’re already in a tyranny.’ So, it is indisputable that we are all now living, in 2023, in a tyranny”


  14. Guest Who says:

    The prevalence of mobiles is a mixed blessing.

    On the one hand the gaggle of deranged acolytes gleefully recording a crime.

    Or, calm, clear evidence of one.

    And the media? Seems keen to remain a repository for, or cover to the mentally ill.


    • MarkyMark says:

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

      PUBLISHED: 22:11, 25 June 2022 | UPDATED: 17:16, 28 June 2022


  15. Fedup2 says:

    Business as usual – an out of touch blue labour type ex minister on about home building – or the lack of it – no mention of controlling the huge imports of foreigners – continuing legal and illegal immigration and the consequences of it

    Apparently outgoing MP was one ‘Simon Clarke ‘ who sounded like an entitled chap who’d been an MP far too long – don’t forget the bungs before you go Simon …


  16. taffman says:

    “Laura Kuenssberg: After local election upheaval, what’s next for the parties?”

    IMHO, a Lib/Lab coalition, mass immigration and a creeping nudge to get the Uk fully back into the EU. All while the ‘Red Wall’ crumbles down in front of Tory MPs eyes while some jump ship and join The Reform Party.


  17. taffman says:

    Not on the BBC , “Great Britain is in need of strong leadership!”


  18. Up2snuff says:

    re Fed’s brief intro to this Thread: according to the DT the Culture Secretary is looking very closely at the BBC Licence Fee. The first measure the Culture Secretary could take is to insist that the BBC restore the iPlayer facility.

    The second measure could be ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ related: a suitable percentage reduction each year to take the BBC Licence Fee back to where it is a ‘Licence Fee’ in the true sense of the words and not an inflationary tax, say, about £20 to £25 per annum. That would still provide the BBC with an income of over half a billion pounds per year. Suitable savings could be made in so-called ‘top presenters’ pay’.


    • G says:


      “….the Culture Secretary is looking very closely at the BBC…..”.

      More of a glance I suspect.


      • Fedup2 says:

        And considering that blue labour dumped the idea of selling off the equally Far Left ‘channel 4’ the chance of any change to their BBC is a long way away .

        It would take politicians with firm political beliefs to do it .

        Sanak could care less because he is looking forward to returning to California in a year ago have ticked a good box on his CV .

        I reckon non exec director of Google / Apple / Amazon would keep him as busy as he might want to be .

        Earlier today – Today – had some doctor on about the mental effect of waiting for the NHS to do what he pay it to do – like dealing with waiting lists …..

        … during the discussion some clown suggested an ‘Amazon style ‘ monitoring or informing system might help …
        ….. I had to laugh because of my too often experience of NHS staff busily ignoring the eye of the punters in various outpatients and either not telling people anything or just lying about the consultant being ‘delayed ‘( because he she it is making better money doing the AM private list )…..


      • Up2snuff says:

        G, and because a well known liberal Conservative has spoken about it, if there should be a Labour Government or Labour-led Government after the 2024 GE (heaven forfend!) then Labour will be so keen to have a STATE BROADCASTER on their side, the cost of a Licence Fee will rocket.


  19. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Oh the horror!

    Thank goodness I didn’t try to watch last night’s WIndsor coronation- concert thingy. I saw a 5-min BBC highlight video this morning. It was hard to even stomach that and I hit the fast forward a few times.

    Apart from Lionel Ritchie, I have no idea who any of them where.What a nightmare. These royal concert celebrations are never to my taste but this one looks like it was the worst yet.

    I wish someone in the royal houshold would choose an organiser with an actual background in, and decent taste in music.

    Why can’t there be a concert of classical music for once?
    Or British folk, or a jazz & blues theme? A good rock band even, one playing instruments for a whole set, rather than a sickening medley of obvious “pop” noise. Even a country-western set would have been better & I don’t even like country music. At least one can appreciate the musical skills on offer instead of enduring a night of ass-wriggling glitter.


  20. Fedup2 says:

    An ‘are you kidding ‘ feature . Another attempt to stop people using cars . Now it’s an attempt to ‘monitor ‘ how tired a driver is and prevent them from driving …. Excellent idea – but should be used for all jobs or human activities –

    We can all be fitted with ‘tired monitors ‘as well as ‘body cams ‘ to monitor us . Once declared ‘tired ‘ the victim must seek rest or get a fixed penalty notice from one of the new monitoring plod ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, there’s a small snag in your plan, the “new monitoring plod ….” might be deemed too tired to issue the Fixed Penalty Notice.


  21. Scroblene says:

    You’d have hoped that jazz and blues music could have been put on, merely to appease the racists and the wokists, but as I didn’t watch anything on the bash, I couldn’t possibly comment…

    I did however spend quite a time caring for and hugging a petrified dog while the bloody firewords went off, so I’d have missed it for that reason anyway!

    Lucky you missing it all anyway – we watched The final ‘Yes Minister’, (long Christmas Special), and chatting with a good chum this morning, we agreed that everything that happened in that series, is actually occurring right now!


  22. JohnC says:

    Texas mall shooting: Officials probe gunman’s possible far-right links

    ‘Federal authorities are investigating whether the gunman who killed eight people including children at a Dallas shopping mall had far-right links.’

    Jesus H Christ – they couldn’t appear more desperate to get ‘far-right’ in there if they tried.

    The time for this story is AFTER they probe and confirm the links. Not making a major headline out of absolutely nothing.

    And then – as they always do in these agenda cases – the headline article finishes very quickly and then they re-run the original story underneath.

    No mention at all of any investigation into whether the was kicked out of the army for mental-health reasons of course. That privilege is only for those groups the BBC are trying to protect.

    Biden said:
    ‘He confirmed that children were among those killed, saying that “too many families have empty chairs at their dinner tables”.’

    A fraction of a percent compared to the empty chairs in black families across the USA Joe. But you don’t care about them at all do you ?.


    • Guest Who says:

      The order of detail in bbc ‘reports’ is key.

      That headline and use of terms like ‘possible’… until bits that don’t suit…


    • Guest Who says:

      Least they had him as a man.


      • JohnC says:

        Amazing how much coverage this one is getting considering the last 2 shooting hardly made the front page.

        I wonder if the fact that one was black and other was a Mexican immigrant who had been deported 4 times had anything to do with it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Dagenhamistan machete killing – said coloured boys fighting with machetes – one decided to take on in the chest …. On all 3 east londonistan killings there seems the usual silence so we can conclude they were not racist hate crimes and just high jinx from the coloured fraternity – enrichment indeed …


  23. Guest Who says:

    Media types in packs. Seems Dr. Rosena was busy.


    • G says:


      “Government plans to help patients contact their GP more easily with £240 million for new technology to replace old phone systems”

      The act that is more akin to wringing out a thoroughly soiled dishcloth if I’m not mistaken. Fact is, there aint no GP’s to spare and, importantly, none on the horizon.


  24. Guest Who says:

    Many years ago, I was invited by an NGO we did free work for to attend a meeting about a charity event they were arranging with the local council. Media present.

    Around 12 people in the room all arguing daft details. And I realised I, as the representative of the only ones doing any work, was the only one present not on salary being paid.

    Then, at 3.30pm, with only a few more agenda items, it was adjourned to the next day.

    And most got in their cars, alone, to drive home.


  25. AsISeeIt says:

    Desires and priors, reach for the star edition

    As a somewhat confirmed monarchist, dubious of the present incumbent, one flicks through the press frontpages to alight finally on the Daily Star – a title secure enough in its editorial line to dispaly an explicit: Thought For The Day

    There’s no mealy-mouthing, couching of views in obscuring third person passive language, or affectation of balance to be found thereabouts: Have a day off Chas!


    ‘Pa, we are so proud of you’ – is the line chosen near unanimously by Times, Telegraph, Sun, Mirror, Mail and Express – with some minor variation of emphasis. Some go with: …all so proud of you – and we spot a: Granny would be proud – from the sentimentalist old Labour Mirror

    In case you were wondering, our fence-sitting BBC online news headline goes with the same line but is extra careful to make the attribution of the quote clear so as not to imply any over-arching national pro-monarchy sentiment: Pa, we are so proud of you, says William – which one might have thought was bloody obvious considering Wills is about the only son in the land still using the term Pa

    Moving on to the naysayers…

    Republicans boosted by outcry at arrests – suggests the new-found BBC favourite tilte the ‘i’ as it wins a creditable third place in the BBC online press line-up behind The Sun with their most colourful showmanship of a frontpage and the Mirror with an intentionally diversity-heavy photo from the Coronation after party.

    The ‘i’ enjoys that journalistic trope of an opinion poll to back and to endorse its editorial desires and priors: Britain more open to idea of ‘political’ king… new polling for i suggests… 46%… 38%… – blah, blah, blah

    It is of course quite obvious that it would be Green issues and Global Warming Alarmism that are the politics which first attracted the left-leaning title to our pale stale hereditary monarch – to borrow that sarky formulation from the comic character Mrs Merton – which is odd considering our BBC reckons such environmental campaigning issues as the certainty that the weather is both warming and weirding have become unquestionable science – now way beyond politics and fair game for our supposedly politically agnostic national broadcaster to push with impunity.

    The Guardian’s attack line against the the monarchy goes like this: The coronation [small ‘c’] Was it magic or just an empty conjuring trick? – we look forward with interest to their review of the cultural importance and political significance of that flimflam of a show that is the Eurovision Song Contest next week

    Naturally the Gruan leads with the protests: The protests, the music, the theatre, the outfits and those funny moments reviewed – I’m afraid Mr AsI is at a loss to determine the significance of those italics.

    Like a moany, whiny, hypochondriac, elderly relative, our Guardianistas can’t take even a single day off from banging on about their health issues – the Guardian lead top headine: NHS patients developing cancer due to long wait lists, says top GP – the prescription, we might guess would inevitably be more funding – however, the Gruan’s ‘top’ GP goes with the notion of making the NHS more like Amazon: “Something like the Amazon system would be amazing” – what like the Amazon as in blow darts and deep rain forests? My local hospital tends to look more like the Khyber Pass and my GP surgery like the Sub-Saharan Africa – but joking apart we know what she means – some form of online tracking system for where you are on the wait list – your replacement hip has now left the depot and is out for delivery… if you are not at home when we call we’ll leave it in a safe place of your choosing, or with a neighbour, or failing that drop it off with Mr Ali at the corner shop.

    Can’t you just imagine your 70-year-old rellies loging-on online, no doubt negotiating some secure algorithmically complex password protocol, responding to a PIN number sent to their smart phone perhaps – so as to track their personal health care account with the NHS? No? Me neither.

    In economic Déjà News: US faces ‘constitutional crisis’ over debt ceiling deadlock, Yellon warns (FT) – for about the umpteenth time in my personal recollection. Don’t worry, they’ll raise the debt ceiling and spend more newly printed dollars sending out new waves of newly minted inflation around the world.

    And finally, on a lighter, indeed weightless, note – in news with no gravity whatsoever…

    Girls top astronauts… One small step for womankind… Ground control to Major Yvonne – boffs say girls make better astronauts as they need less oxygen. (Daily Star)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Interesting idea – political king . No double charles is related to the Kaiser – who was also so political he thought invading western Europe politically a good idea .

      Personally – if we have to have royals id prefer them to just go around hugging people – not andrew of course …
      … in passing i see they tested the waters with andy by letting him dress up a bit to see if anyone noticed .
      I reckon the next move is to become patron of some charity to encourage teenage girls ( again)


  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Two things that are blindingly obvious yet blue labour appear to be completely unaware of.

    If we are building 200,000 – 300,000 houses a year and admitting 700,000 net immigrants (the number admitted to) then more people will not be able to get a house and the price of the house will keep on increasing much more.
    Stop the immigration and many more families will get a home.

    The other thing. Why do they think Boris got an 80 seat majority. It’s because he (at the beginning, before Carrie) was promising things that people wanted, mainly getting Brexit done after remainers Cameron and May resigned or tried to Brino it. We actually thought he was a Tory but Carrie changed all that.

    How many times do people have to tell them (Tories) that they are no different from labour with all their diversity, green crap, net zero, immigration, taxes, law and order, brino and all other things left wing.
    Just about every commentator on TV is saying they are both the same.

    Why can’t our voters do as the Dutch are doing and vote for a Party that actually offers what they want.
    I can’t understand the reluctance to vote Reform/UKIP or similar when they are promising all the things we want.

    Our Electorate deserve all the things being done to them because they stupidly keep voting for it.


  27. pugnazious says:


    Lots of chatter about the police arresting protestors at the Coronation…long bit on Today and three articles on the BBC site but curiously not a mention of how the police dealt with the eco-terrorists in comparison.

    Normally this type of thing would be a huge ‘controversy’ for the BBC [and Labour]….the police protecting the rich and famous but allowing the commoners to have their lives totally disrupted but no-one is asking why the police are so indulgent of the eco-terrorists and allow them to bring London to a standstill so often but clampdown instantly on the anti-monarchists even before they get onto the streets.

    The BBC might not, of course, want to draw attention to how softly the eco-terrorists are treated…and certainly won’t want people to start demanding the same instant tough police reaction with them.

    As always the BBC ‘manages’ the news and what you can see and hear and what narratives are constructed and allowed on air….don’t want any justified criticism of the green eco-loons to be established.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug I heard that and noted – exceptionally – that there was the prospect of an exchange of views between the bloke from the plod federation and the bloke from the Republican outfit- but sadly the plod bloke said he wouldn’t talk to someone ‘subject to legal proceedings ‘….
      ….. I reckon the BBC duty lawyer had a fit about the prospect of potential contempt of court and ha ha OFCOM so it didn’t happen ….

      I don’t know anything about the new ‘restriction on freedom ‘ act bought in last week but no doubt it will be used on people making unapproved comments on the internet —- oh – hang on – there’s a flashing blue light outside and a heavy knock on the door … see you all 😎


    • StewGreen says:

      @Pug , I tell BBCnews that “I can se your bias , it’s the way that you tell em”
      Just like every Trump story begins “Trump defends”, and then the clip will be someone opposing him.
      todays local news began
      “The Met Police has DEFENDED its arresting of Coronation protesters
      .. Here’s a clip of a London Green Party official Caroline Russel”

      who ?
      @CarolineRussell on May 4 tweeted
      I’m proud to be elected as Chair of the Assembly’s cross-party Police and Crime Committee at a crucial time for policing in London.
      I look forward to leading scrutiny of the Met, MOPAC and the Mayor to make sure they address the many serious issues raised in the Casey Review.

      That explains double standard policing whereby 10 green protests can ruin the day for tens of thousands of people while police help them
      Yet when one righty has a pee , he’s immediately jailed for a week. (thy’d closed the public toilets)

      12pm clip was from the head of the head of protesters themselves Graham Smith


  28. Althepalerp says:

    GP Practices are privately run businesses.
    Why is the government giving them money because they fail to answer the phone to their customers?


    • StewGreen says:

      There is a GP chain in my area
      A massive house is being built on the site of one of their auxiliary buildings. That means a few hundred thousands of pounds of extra income will come into the doctors shares.
      Probably £200K ..such income boosts are not available to normal workers who work for the government or private bosses.


  29. Sluff says:

    Looking at photos of all the various street parties yesterday.
    They almost all look ‘hideously white’.
    Three possibilities therefore spring to mind.

    1. They accurately reflect the nation, which is still mainly white, despite the unceasing attempts of the BBC to show otherwise.
    2. BAME people have less allegiance to the nation and its history and constitution and are thus less interested in supporting and attending such events. (Try googling ‘street parties Leicester’ images for instance.
    3. White people are all racist and do everything they can to prevent or exclude BAME people from taking part.

    I’ll leave readers to work which of these are likely and in what proportions.


  30. Fedup2 says:

    Quiet news day so video of the shooting of 2 dogs in east londonistan with their owner ( who was not shot ) is on the twitter – still – you can play judge and jury whether the dogs deserved to be ‘offed ‘ – I’m prejudiced against dogs so better say no more …

    ( btw – the dogs were coloured ) so we can expect Diane abbot / Lammy to pop up …

    I’m guessing this will blow up if the day remains quiet but the comments on the twitter are pretty ‘pro’ .having watched said video there was a WPC going ahead of the shooters to help arrest the bad guy who was lucky not to get hit by the round ricocheting …


    • StewGreen says:

      Long video in tweet
      The police obviously really wanted to capture the guy there and then.
      They asked to inspect the dogs, he refused.
      He let the dog off the lead, it ran towards the police , they shot it
      and then the other one
      Tasered the guy and caught him after he ran away

      youtube vid starts later but shows aftermath too


      • Fedup2 says:

        If you notice from the thicko filming this she says she ‘has to decide what side she is on ‘- that character has the right to vote as well as be on a jury ….

        At least the dogs didn’t land up in the canal …river Lea


      • StewGreen says:

        BBC story : Met Police shoot dead two dogs and Taser man in Poplar
        The Metropolitan Police has defended its handling of an incident in which two dogs were shot dead and a man was Tasered.

        The force said it was called just after 17:00 BST on Sunday to a woman being attacked by a dog in Commercial Road, east London.

        Footage on social media showed a man holding two dogs on nearby Limehouse Cut before he was Tasered and the dogs shot

        BTW the second dog presented no big danger it was still chained to the dead dog ..and did move dragging the dead dog
        but it was severely restricted
        A few seconds earlier the police guys had the dog control pole noose around its neck but they let it slip away


        • StewGreen says:

          Met Police statement https://twitter.com/MPSTowerHam/status/1655312672001277952

          BTW if there was really a woman injured by the dogs
          there is nothing on Twitter about her being injured etc.

          @themetskipper tweeted “A woman and her dog attacked in a park.
          Sadly I believe her dog was brutally killed.”
          Howevee in the 17 hours since, no substantiation of this


          • G.W.F. says:

            Looks like a typical example of police losing self control with no idea what they are doing and as a consequence shot the dogs needlessly.


            • Fedup2 says:

              Totally disagree – those dogs needed dealing with – they dealt with them …. If you look at the stance – well controlled …


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  31. StewGreen says:

    I wonder why @mia_bazzoui’s tweets often begin with “I work for the BBC”
    Yet she hides that fact in her bio . It just says “journalist”


  32. Dickie says:

    Andrew Bridgen & Fraser Myers debate/argue vaccines damage – GBNews:



    • MarkyMark says:

      This article is more than 1 year old
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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I started to watch the video with Bridgen and Myers. After about ten seconds I had to halt the video.

      I just could not stand any more lies from that twat Myers who said something to the effect that Bridgen compared vaccination to the holocaust – which he never did.

      What Bridgen did was to quote a Jewish person who was speaking about the kill-shots.

      I have to confess to becoming increasingly less tolerant of the lying jabba-jabba big-pharma shills. At least GBNews allows Bridgen the right to reply and discredit these big-pharma shills which is not something you are likely to see on the BBC.


  33. digg says:

    Fox News breaking something you ain’t going to see on the BBC unless hell freezes over…



  34. digg says:

    I absolutely insist that every single BBC reporter including Clive Myrie is obliged to use one of these every day for every broadcast….

    Plus all those weary performers on sofas every morning, celebrity doctors and well-being experts who come on the screen monotonously after the news should now present the whole show sitting in one whilst rotating the BBC car park as well.


    Maybe they could then close down the hideously expensive broadcasting house and do everything from a car park on the M1 services.


  35. StewGreen says:

    13:45pm Radio 4 new daily Impartiality series
    Jeremy Bowen is explaining the BBC can be IMPARTIAL and have A POSITION about something at the same time
    “eg oppose aparteid and report fairly on it”

    And that the truth doesn’t mean representing BOTH sides.

    Hmm those are both contadictions
    At a glance it seems the BiasedBBC are turning themselves in knots, trying to justify their obvious bias.


  36. StewGreen says:

    It’s THEIR BBC, look at the guests yesterday’s 9am show previewed in their video trailer.
    Shot when the presenter was riding without due care and attention to the road.

    In the replies to Paddy 9 people call him out for lying When he told Adjoa Andoh she didn’t offend anyone


    • StewGreen says:

      Dan Wootton was 15 mins ahead of me
      Same wavelength .. I hadn’t seen his post


      • Flotsam says:

        The Balcony too white?

        Well there are three coloured Royal family members who are absent by choice.

        Apart from that, as it’s already been said, the forced inclusion of diversity such as the totally out of place black gospel choir was cringeworthy. I felt that it was actually doing the reverse of what was intended. It was as if we were all being defined as racists and we needed to be taught a lesson….. ” and here is a black gospel choir to make you realise that you are ignorant racists and we the elite are awake to it”


      • MarkyMark says:



      • Jeff says:

        Paddy O’Connell had no right to say she hadn’t upset anyone. He can only speak for himself and perhaps the majority of the painfully PC media.

        He certainly doesn’t speak for me…

        We can all imagine a similar situation where a white celebrity made a rather rash comment about the number of black people…Maybe watching an edition of Crime Watch or looking at the latest list of London’s stabbing fatalities.

        Blimey, their feet wouldn’t touch the ground…


    • Fedup2 says:

      This character has to be more than ‘approved ‘ due being male and white and a bit older than 25 – surely a qualification for classic FM ?


  37. Thoughtful says:

    Most of us here are old enough to know the facts about the history the slave trade and probably like me you assume everyone else is fully cognisant of that history, knows and accepts it, and bases their view of todays political arguments from that position.

    If like me you do this then you are wrong, and have no insight into the absolute evil lies the left is teaching kids, in the USA and the UK, and on the internet.

    This is what is being taught – and get ready to get very angry.

    White people are to blame for slavery. Slavery did not exist until the first White people travelled to Africa and actively began to hunt down Black people to enslave them.

    They did this because all White people are ‘racist’ and regard Black people as being inferior to them.
    The basis for slavery is White Supremecy and this continues to this day, and unless Black people fight for their continued freedom, White people will enslave them once again.

    All of this is of course complete falsehood, but it doesn’t matter if those who receive these lies believe them to be true and this is the basis upon which the Blacks are now demanding reparations.

    Here is a Black woman quite angry on learning the truth was very different from what she had been told:


    • MarkyMark says:

      How do we start to decolonize science? @0:10

      “Through the black magic, witchcraft you are able to send a lightning bolt to strike someone, Can you explain that scientifically … ” @0:50 – one of the speakers
      “It’s not true” – audience member
      “I need to address you directly (audience member who says witchcraft does not work). When we started this we agreed on certain house rules. By you doing that (arguing) you are disrespecting that sacredness of this space. I would like you please first to apologise …” – another speaker



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  38. Dickie says:

    Electric Vehicles. What a scam:



  39. Kinell says:

    The anti-monarchist group Republic protesting at the coronation against King Charles 111 with slogans and chants ‘he’s not my King, we didn’t vote for him’.

    How many people voted for their leader Graham smith.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The 2020 Labour Party leadership election was triggered after Jeremy Corbyn announced his intention to resign as the leader of the Labour Party following the party’s defeat at the 2019 general election. It was won by Keir Starmer, who received 56.2 per cent of the vote on the first round. It was held alongside the 2020 Labour Party deputy leadership election, in which Angela Rayner was elected to succeed Tom Watson as deputy leader.



  40. MarkyMark says:

    Stella McCartney’s unsustainable hypocrisy
    The fashionista is hanging her workers – and the environment – out to dry.




  41. MarkyMark says:


    The mayor of New York City is made to share Gracie Mansion with three African-American families from Harlem; migrants gather at coastal ports in West Africa and South Asia and swarm into Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; London is taken over by an organization of non-white residents known as the “Non-European Commonwealth Committee”, who force the British queen to have her son marry a Pakistani woman; millions of black Africans from around the continent gather at the Limpopo River and invade South Africa; and only one drunken Soviet soldier stands in the way of hundreds of thousands of Chinese peasants as they overrun Siberia.



    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky thanks for the clip – I don’t know who that coloured girl is but I bet there was a collective BBC wince when the loon came out with that line – even the lovely myleen had a WTF? Look on her moosh ….
      Very crude race industry stuff though 2/ 10 – must try harder …..


  42. tomo says:

    Spotted at the airport….

    a foreword by who?



    • MarkyMark says:

      Network of corruption ….

      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


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    • Fedup2 says:

      Ha ha lol


  43. harry142857 says:

    Judging by the pictures of everyday folk volunteering to pick litter etcetera for the Big Help Out, all I can say is…..

    “Hideously white”.


  44. tomo says:


  45. G.W.F. says:

    Just saying.
    Took place SIX months, SIX weeks and SIX days after the Queens funeral. On of course, the SIXTH of May.


    • Daniel says:

      The Queen’s funeral took place on September 19th 2022. The coronation took place on May 6th 2023.

      Do the maths. It isn’t six months, six weeks and six days.

      Even if it was – so what?


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      And don’t forget that proceedings commenced at 6am (Eastern Standard Time, corresponding to 11am UK). So the 6th hour on the 6th day on the 6th week of the 6th month, in a city with 6 letters in its name (London) in a country with 6 letters in its name (Brrr’in, as pronounced by BBC effnik staff, init). Spooky!


    • TrickCyclist says:

      This has confused me.
      Which month of the year has more than six weeks in it?


      • MarkyMark says:

        George Orwell’s well-known dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-four, opens with the following statement that should seem out of the ordinary: It was a bright day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. The thirteenth stroke here doesn’t refer to military time but to an old saying.


    • MarkyMark says:

      At 6 minutes pass 6 o’clock I had 6 mince pies.


  46. Up2snuff says:

    I listened to Jeremy Bowen’s ‘thing’ on journalism at 1.45 p.m. and learned one or two amazing things. JezBo is a ‘nepo’. Yes. His father worked for the BBC as a journalist. JezBo is just like a Dimblebum, Bimbledee, Dumbledore or whatever.

    And as regulars on here probably suspected all along, JezBo is biased and proud of it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Not just that but his brother used to compare that amusing Sunday afternoon darts quiz thing with the amusing catch phrase ‘look at what you could have won ‘….


  47. MarkyMark says:


    “It’s now universally accepted that the press is parti pris (a preconceived view; a bias).” {youtube} – Christopher Hitchens circa1993


    It is a rare head of state who mends hedges and sleeps in peasants’ cottages and monasteries for relaxation (even if his personal lodgings are more those of abbots’ quarters than monks’ cells); he can now share the same powers of regeneration these simple pleasures must bring to him with the nation as a whole.

    It is only through converting the advocacy of the Prince of Wales into the necessary labour of showing and doing that our Green Man King can make himself and the monarchy a central, guiding presence in British public life. To heal the new divisions of the coming age, and make the coronation a genuine period of national rebirth, there are worse options than embracing the sheer Weirdness of Charles III.



  48. StewGreen says:

    BBC R4 prog now about a woman who spots photo malpractice
    after she saw the same element in different photos in scientific papers
    She spotten scientists doing things akin to putting Wally into a photo and saying “Look I’ve found Wally”
    “2$ of the stuff I look at turns out to be fraud”

    She is crowdfunded
    BBC blurb
    For years, science has had a dirty secret; research has been dogged by claims and instances of fraud, malpractice and outright incompetence. Suspicious-looking data sets, breakthrough results that can’t be replicated, eyebrow-raising statistical sleights of hand – science has been undergoing something of an existential crisis.

    And at the forefront of keeping science honest has been a bunch of outsiders, some of them with no formal academic positions, no salaried posts, double-checking the published claims of researchers and academics. Their work is not without controversy, especially when they go public; nevertheless, they’ve achieved impressive results.
    Hmm BBS systematically publishes PR that is not proper science.


    • StewGreen says:

      Oh the presenter just said “Ivermectin a horse dewormer”
      Describing it like that is FakeNews

      although calling it a magic medicine against Covid is also FakeNews

      Oh the first researcher “Elisabeth Bik has single-handedly identified thousands of studies containing potentially doctored scientific images.”


      • MarkyMark says:

        Warfarin may be a life-saving drug for you, but it’s a killer for rats. In fact, warfarin was the first anticoagulant “rodenticide”. Rodenticides are pesticides that kill rodents. Warfarin was used widely as a rodenticide, but today it’s use is declining as many rodents have grown resistant to it.31 Mar 2023


      • StewGreen says:

        Her site is called Science Integrity Digest.
        2021 article “Over the past six and a half years—while earning a bit of income from consulting and speaking, and receiving some crowdfunding—she has identified more than 4900 articles containing suspect image duplications, documenting them in a master spreadsheet”


      • StewGreen says:

        Her site is called Science Integrity Digest.
        2021 article “Over the past six and a half years—while earning a bit of income from consulting and speaking, and receiving some crowdfunding—she has identified more than 4900 articles containing suspect image duplications, documenting them in a master spreadsheet”

        I find her calling out a BBC image ..see next page


        • MarkyMark says:

          “He wrote to the scientific paper saying ‘take me off your fucking mailing list’ with a diagram. They wrote back saying your paper has been accepted.”


  49. MarkyMark says:

    “Hmm what can we do when jurors have the wrong opinions? Ahh yes, ignore them!”


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