Weekend 13 May 2023

The coming week will see an announcement that in the last 2 years as many as 1,250,000 people have arrived in the Uk – including
750 000 in the last year . This must be wonderful news for the BBC – so many more licence fees …..now items about the country falling apart …because of too many people ….

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177 Responses to Weekend 13 May 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Not the Curry Nation Weekend this weekend but feel free to cancel your TV Licence anyway as it is likely that the BBC will upset you if you are a normal average, non-woke person.


    • Up2snuff says:

      The BBC managed to upset me just after I posted the above but via MSN (Microsoft Service News), not directly as a listener. Apparently the BBC are modifying their approach to the Licence Fee a.k.a. here as the TellyTax. They are not reducing it to a resonable level, the BBC are not re-instating iPlayer but instead they will not prosecute so many women and will give them more time to pay!


  2. Nibor says:

    The remainers of the likes of Alastair Campbell see Brexit as a Bad Thing , mainly because the remainers haven’t dealt with the EU ( and our supine civil service ) in a business sense , only in a “ holistic “ university lecturers perspective in which small businesses don’t matter as long as Grand Schemes are envisaged and Grand People can meet to be Grand .

    A bit of personal history here if I may .

    I ran and drove an international haulage company that did every European country both inside the EU and outside it , although most outside it are now in it . Basically I drove and ran trucks that run through the EU ( or EEC , EC ) to outside it , eg : Turkey ,and then re entered it to get back home , and trucks that went to other parts of the EU and sometimes never came back into the UK or just spent one day in the UK before being out again .
    To run a trucking company you need a ( EU) approved licence . To get a licence you need a Certificate Of Professional Competence (CPC) . To get that CPC you need to understand how the EU institutions worked .

    So why were most British small hauliers against the EU ?
    Well when reality hits fantasy you have to jettison the high faluting Grand Schemes and know what the reality was -is ; the EU was not for the people of Britain ( but was for the likes of Alastair Campbell) .


    • Up2snuff says:

      Nibor, yes, and for The Blob there was always the possibility of being nominated for a high paying, tax free income, Commissioner type job late in your career. Also, you have to remember that the Beeboids and others, like Campbell, in late career may well have invested in holiday or buy-to-let properties in the EU.

      The reality of the EU for most ordinary people in the UK? Higher taxes and further complications in life, Secure Factor Authorisation/Second Factor Authorisation as a further example to your one, Nibor.


  3. StewGreen says:

    The media are particularly anti Tory
    Boris and cake gets endless reporting

    – “Former Gillingham Labour MP Paul Clark has been jailed for 28 months after being found with 1,500 child abuse images.”

    – quote : A female Labour MP has alleged she was sexually assaulted back in July 2021 by a senior Labour MP. A secret parliamentary inquiry made him write a letter of apology while Labour issued him with a “final written warning”, yet he’s still one of Starmer’s shadow ministers
    Police have said they won’t be investigating, cos it’s not about cake.

    – It’s now 247 days since senior Labour MP & Starmer’s former Chief Whip, Nick Brown, disappeared following a still undisclosed allegation…and counting.

    – Sue Gray has been how close to Labour ? for how long ?


  4. taffman says:

    Great Britain is in a mess thanks to the present Tory Government.
    Tory voters and MPs wake up and ‘smell the coffee’.
    Vote and support for Reform UK.


  5. JohnC says:

    Teen’s terror plot against police and soldiers thwarted by mother

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of a Muslim terrorist at the top of a BBC article before.

    I wonder if the fact he is a white male has anything to do with it. I’m just surprised they didn’t claim he was ‘far-right’ as well.

    They are not proper Muslim’s though : his mother reported him to ‘Prevent’. A real Muslim family would never, ever do that. They would go to their local religious leader and our police would not be involved.

    Here he is:



    • harry142857 says:

      Shocking, I tell you.

      £90 grand a year, for a part time job.


    • StewGreen says:

      In our local paper : A PE/tech teacher has been banned for organising massive cheating in the coursework.


    • Sluff says:

      18 months suspension on full pay.
      The public sector knows how to look after its own.


      • Scroblene says:

        Yup, just imagine all those council in-house lawyers, getting a huge wedge and rubbing their greasy little hands together any time one of ‘theirs’ gets a bit of grief.

        Quite a lot of our poll tax goes back to these spongers.


  6. JohnC says:

    My grandma died alone in Sudan and now I can’t bury her

    This is BBC front-page, world news.

    Grandma wasn’t shot or anything. She just died.

    The desperation of BBC quota employees these days to cram as much empathy into their articles on the back of the suffering of others is simply ridiculous now. This isn’t news reporting or journalism, it’s cheap emotional blackmail by weak, low-grade staff who spend too much time on twitter and are not competent for the job they have been given. It’s click-bait for gullible idiots.

    The trouble now is that this is all many of the BBC staff can write. Hence we see it very regularly. What is obvious is that they are writing the heartbreaking ‘quotes’ from the ‘victims’ themselves to get maximum effect.

    Who is the BBC luvvie behind this one ? :


    Another quota clone. I suspect this woman spend 50% of her life crying.


    • G says:


      “With a focus on light-entertainment and royalty throughout the 1950s, Reveille represented an important contribution to popular culture. In 1957 a young John Lennon reputedly brought his first guitar after seeing it advertised in the pages of the newspaper. By the 1960s the publication became known as Reveille Magazine, featuring double page pop posters.

      The last issue of Reveille appeared on 17 August 1979, and by September of that year it had merged with Tit-Bits magazine.”


      I vividly remember the sort of trash which appeared in the Reveille. Probably now the BBC’s model?


      • Scroblene says:

        Wasn’t Reveille the sort of lead-in to Tit Bits, after Lilliput?

        The next stage was Mayfair, then all hell let loose, as the real thing emerged…

        Then there was Fiona Richmond…



  7. Guest Who says:

    Well, they need someone to alternate with Mad Al.


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC getting her and Mad Al to ‘discuss’ economic need to rejoin EU?


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC Taxi for Deborah Meaden coming along soon.

      Gina Miller was on GBnews yesterday when I switched on.


  8. AsISeeIt says:

    Oh how quickly they forget edition

    Royal funeral queue jumpers (oh, how quickly we forget) Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, appear on the frontpages of both leading red tops, Mirror and Sun this morning.

    Somehow it seems rather fitting that an over-entitled celeb fake couple off a soft news TV show and their supposed ‘rift’, ‘upset’ and mutual counter-bitching should top the headlines for us unwashed masses.

    Sunak guilty of ‘managed decline’ of Tory party warns Patel (‘i’) – just the Tory party? How about his managed decline of Britain as a whole?

    Surely there’s some opposition somewhere? Keir Starmer presents us with his bold alternative national grand political strategy today – and the balloon deflates as we read how this consists of some notion of a law proposing bosses shouldn’t phone their employees out of hours – an idea borrowed off the French: Labour plans to echo French rule with ‘right to switch off’ for exhausted staff (FT)

    Now the boss will have to wait until Monday morning when the staff turn up in the office so as to give them a rollicking – or not: Labour plan to make WFH the default (Telegraph)

    British Donald Trump counterpart and The Apprentice star Alan Sugar can’t understand what all this shirking off work to avoid your bullying boss fuss is about: I’ve never, ever shouted at my staff (Times Magazine)

    Au contraire, says some bird who apparently used to work in the police: Misogynists, bullies and sexist bosses. My time in the Met Police (Times Magazine) – in full sexist misogynist mode judging her photo (carefully posed glamour shot presumably so as to bolster her feminist arguments) one awards her a strong 8 out of 10 – and in the rather stricter measure that is would/wouldn’t – she gets a would.

    Following the Priti Patel / Rishi Sunak bust up – about as interesting as Holly Willoughby v Philip Schofield – there’s more Indian news in this post-Curry Nation of ours…

    India demand return of colonial treasures… Modi plans a ‘reckoning with the past’ as he targets Crown Jewels and musuem artefacts (Telegraph) – how about the Indians return our British Steel to us? Oh, seems they’ve now sold it to the Chinese?

    But New Wave band XTC told us back in 1979

    ‘We’re only making plans for Nigel
    He has his future in our British steel’

    Oh how quickly things have changed for our youngsters: Deutsche WelleWhite Britons will be minority in schools (Telegraph) – and there’s nothing wrong with that (apparently) one supposes at least it’s an argument in favour of keeping the Koh-i-Noor diamond over here.

    And that retrun of colonial treasure to Africa went well: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Benin Bronzes restituted by Germany to Oba Ewuare II, the head of Benin’s former royal family… Critics fear Benin Bronzes could be privatized by royal heir (Deutsche Welle)

    One day my son and grandson all this will be yours! – is the caption as the Daily Express joins Times, Telegraph and Mail in publishing frontpage the official photo of three generations of the Royals.

    ‘Terribly White‘ as ITV’s live coverage of the Coronation, guest Adjoa Andoh likes to say. Don’t blame her. She’s just riffing on: Greg Dyke, the BBC’s director general, clashed with his most senior non-white news presenter yesterday after describing the corporation as “hideously white” (Guardian, January 2001) – oh how quickly they forget.

    The Daily Star has some fun with the latest pontifications fresh from the (presumably still) celebate pontiff: Pope issues commandment we can all fully support… Thou shalt have more rumpy pumpy (but only if you live in Italy which seems a bit unfair) – my only question is why didn’t the tabloid headline writers go with Rumpy Pumpy Popey?

    The left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper brings us more sauce – with a helping of insight: Maureen Lipman ‘Nothing changes in showbusiness unless you’re 22 with very firm tits’

    Nope, I did’t watch Ant and Dec at the Coronation

    We note there’s nothing new under the sun as Susie Dent in the ‘i’ channels an ancient TV comedy sketch by Dick Emery featuring his goofy vicar character and chuckling and sniggering at the naughty words extracted from an archaic dictionary: Are you a snivelard or catchfart? – the teenagers will asume those are references to Harry Potter or somesuch.

    The FT reminds us the world ain’t as united in support of Ukraine as most of our mainstream would have us believe: South Africa-US dispute deepens – this one is somewhat more significant than the Willoughby-Schofield bust up: Putin and Ramaphosa talk… Claims over covert arms supplies – but how interesting to see the old trick of financial market manipulation – as used to oust Truss and Kwarteng – is being employed by the powers that be: Rand falls to record low

    I suppose we have to mention Eurovision…

    If you were ever in any doubt that most of the broadcast entertainment content we’re served is regarded as something of sly cultural and political propaganda psyop by the powers that be… folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory, if it’s true.

    BBC told to let Zelensky speak at Eurovision as Sunak leads backlash (Telegraph); BBC insiders angry at ‘nonsensical’ ban on Zelensky (‘i’)


    • Charlie Farley says:

      AsISeelt , excellent as always…….and the Eurovision winner is surprise surprise Ukraine with UK Missiles in second place …..just another reason not to have any BBC influence in our lives !
      Cancel your License if you haven’t already


  9. Fedup2 says:

    See it

    I was getting worried that there would be no reference to Eurovision …. I caught the beginning of Today and they have sent our Justin to Liverpool . No one deserves that . The off switch , like death , came as a merciful release … so I didn’t get the discussion as to why Liverpool people hate Britain , England , the king , the national anthem – but still have fondness for free welfare , blame , victimhood ….

    In fact – no such discussion would be taking place of course . Liverpool is approved because of hillsborough . The hiesel stadium riot by Liverpool supporters never happened

    BTW – today seems to be a lesson from the nazi German propaganda handbook where everything – everything – is linked to ‘Eurovision ‘ …
    And if you pay a tv licence to support it – be ashamed ….


    • G says:


      I’ve altered my early morning routines. Has been: grab the Today news at the hour and then OFF unless anything of importance to know or, turn over to Classic FM. The latter is becoming more polluted by the week and I had recently to put up with a Sainsbury’s ad for Eid, I now own a small radio/cd/cassette player and I’ve dug out some old cassettes and CD’s. Solves the entertainment problem without Cultural Marxism shoved down my neck. Must say though if there was a scale of 1 – 10, I’d give the BBC 10 for their constant application of Marxist Critical Theory. They cannot surely be beaten. Marx would be proud.


  10. Foscari says:

    I know I am being vain. BUT I will write that I bet i know
    and love as much as anybody on this website the operas
    of the Italian Joe Green and the Austrian symphony
    composer Anthony Bridge Keeper.
    However I do like watching the Eurovision Song Contest
    on the BBC . Probably in the same way as Terry Wogan
    and Graham Norton . Some of it is such crap that you
    just cant help laughing at the so called songs and the performers. I also like pre-empting the scoring. Such as
    always knowing that Cyprus will always give Greece 12 points
    however awful the song is. And of course there are another at
    least a half a dozen further examples of this.
    After watching last nights ” the best songs that didn’t win.”
    I began to wonder as a “straight” man if I am really allowed
    to watch the contest on the BBC.
    Yes I do know that the competition is beloved by “the friends
    of Dorothy.” But what an assortment the BBC had on last night.
    Am I being fair? But I just cant stand Ryland Clark. He sounds
    like Kenneth Williams but doesn’t have 1% of his personsality .
    I just hope that the locals from Liverpool in the audience don’t
    start to boo when the UK song is sung. But to be honest it’s
    the kind of song if you heard in a disco late at night , it would send you home.
    My tip as bookmaker. I bet Israel early on at 40/1 each way,
    The Swedish tune is a short priced favourite. But in my opinion
    its at times a second rate version of ABBAS ” Name of the Game” .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Lord God .


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, Foscari isn’t that vain!

        It was always a puzzle to me why the BBC insisted on entering non-entities of performers with songs written by complete non-entities when we had such a strong chart performers writing great stuff, eg. Queen, Duran Duran, Wet Wet Wet, Deacon Blue, Tear for Fears, Jeff Lyne(ELO) and numerous others.

        The BBC must have learnt something from Sandie Shaw and ‘Puppet on a String’. Surely?


        • Up2snuff says:

          Apols for the typo, Jeff: should be Jeff Lynne. I have just scrolled down the music list stored on my computer and there are numerous bands and solo artistes who could and should have represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest.

          Why Mae Muller? Before ‘I wrote song’ she had not had a chart hit anywhere in the world, including the UK.


          • micknotmike says:

            Afternoon Up2,
            You couldn’t have a song by Jeff Lynne in eurovision; all his songs are about the same thing –
            So what are all his songs about? They are all about ten minutes too long.
            Ruling can also be applied to Hotel California, and anything written by Jim Stein, particularly the hits of Maltloaf and total eclipse of the heart.


            • Scroblene says:

              The winner in my book would be a ‘song’ by Bono, and about half a second long…


    • Foscari says:

      Now I will be vain !! I wasn’t far off with my prediction. And
      I still think the ABBA’S ” Name of the Game” is 10 times
      better than the winning cover version we heard last night from Sweden.
      As for the BBC coverage. I wanted to throw a brick at the TV
      as one of the BBC presenters who liked the sound of her
      own voice. Talked over the representatives of EVERY
      country giving their voting scores!


  11. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – why the BBC love the Eurovision Song Contest

    JustRemainIn Webb is co-presenting from Liverpool. He cannot have travelled there yesterday by non-CO2 emitting train. He must have travelled on Thursday and stayed overnight in a no-doubt expensive hotel at Licence Fee taxpayer’s expense. He said something in his pre-8 a.m. segment that I thought highly revealing of the BBC mind-set. I cannot recall his exact words (I wish I had written them down) but it was something like: we love Eurovision Song Contest because of the Euro togetherness.

    It is obvious also from the voxpops of fans who have purchased incredibly expensive tickets for the show despite the so-called ‘cost-of-living-crisis’, carefully chosen to present European solidarity. “Who is going to win?” Finland, came the answer. Sweden was another suggestion. “What about the British entry, Mae Muller?” Oh yes, that is a fantastic song.*

    * Snuffy would not agree. It is a completely, tuneless, racket. Nul point from me. Why don’t we enter someone who is really good?


    • Scroblene says:

      Sadly, as we don’t have a licence to watch live TV, we’ll be missing the YoYovision Contest tonight, so will have to put up with some dvds of really funny programmes which were made before the leftie, transy snowflakes took over the choices for the British viewing public!

      “Bluestone 42”, plus “Blackadder”, plus “Yes Prime minister” should do the trick – funnily enough, all paid for by us, but strangely absent from the screens these days…


  12. Fedup2 says:

    From the red Labour newspaper – and just for the Record

    STARTS A former Labour MP has been jailed for more than two years after he downloaded and distributed images of children as young as three being raped.

    Paul Clark, 66, who represented his home town of Gillingham, Kent, in parliament, had more than 1,000 images and movie clips across five electronic devices that showed serious acts of abuse.

    He also engaged in sexually explicit online chats in which he shared a number of the images, Maidstone crown court heard.

    The court was told that none of his offending took place while he was an MP from 1997 to 2010.

    Clark became the first Labour MP for the Kent constituency, overturning a Conservative majority in the 1997 election. He was immediately made a junior minister in Tony Blair’s government, working as a parliamentary private secretary for a number of cabinet ministers at the time including John Prescott and Ed Balls.

    When he was arrested by the National Crime Agency at his Gillingham home in May 2021, he told officers: “I know why you’re here. I kept telling myself to stop.”

    Last December, he pleaded guilty to three offences including making indecent photos of children between April 2013 and May 2021; and distribution between October 2020 and May 2021.

    The prosecutor Daniel Stevenson told the court there were two “distinct periods of offending”, with 20 images downloaded in 2013, and the majority downloaded during the coronavirus lockdown.

    In total, Clark had 298 category A images – the most serious classification – 415 category B and 733 category C images, found on two iPhones, an HP laptop, a hard drive and Acer computer tower. Of these, 343 were videos, with 141 classed as category A.

    Stevenson said: “The age range of children was between three and 16, mostly relating to females although there was at least one image of a six-year-old male child.”

    The prosecutor said there were “two significant chatlogs” used to discuss the sexual abuse of children, during which he and two other users shared explicit videos and images.

    Judge Philip Statman said the case represented “a tragic fall for someone who had put the community first”, adding his offending was so serious that jail was inevitable.ENDS


    • Fedup2 says:

      Somewhere else there is something about red labour and yellow labour agreeing to some PR thing which means there will never be a Right Wing government again – boys and girls – that ship has gone …


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Ant and dek- Paul scholfield – someone called holly ? What a world – these people are important enough to be in the headlines of the Daily mail . What is ‘Kendal genner ‘ – is it a new town somewhere ? And apparently someone called sally noogent has broken up with someone …


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, it is amazing but the Guardian newspaper, a.k.a. ‘The BBC House Journal’, is missing from the newspaper review – again! Second day in a row.


      • Fedup2 says:

        The Paul Clark piece (above ) is as buried on the guardian site as it is on the BBC one – this character could have been a full cabinet member if Red had beaten blue .
        The number of sex criminals in politics really is – weird …


        • StewGreen says:

          Quite a lot of accounts on Twitter
          said “why’s Labour mentioned ? he hasn’t been an MP for 10 years”
          em he was actually a losing candidate in the 2015 election
          And in 2017 stated he wouldn’t stand again
          His offences were in 2013 and 2021

          Furthermore he was long term Labour
          His career was with unions : AEEU and then the TUC
          1982 until 1990 Labour councillor (1983 local party Dep Leader, 1989 Leader)
          He started standing as parliamentary candidate from 1990
          Clark first became MP for Gillingham in 1997 then 2001 and 2005.
          Then stood and lost in 2010, then 2015 ..then 2017announced not standing.


          • StewGreen says:

            At uni he took a years sabbatical as Student Union Secretary
            I guess he was Labour then


  14. DYKEVISIONS says:

    Not BBC but Times ‘cartoon’ this morning causing a little stir for some reason.

    Braverman ‘Preying’ on migrants..not too sure on that point.
    Comments on Times website are interesting.

    One apologist claiming what a success the picture is as it stirs comment.

    A wag replies:-

    ‘So the Guardian cartoon depicting Sharp using antisemitic tropes was very successful then.’

    The bedwetter conveniently replies ‘ Didn’t see so cannot comment’!



    • StewGreen says:

      The nasty Peter Brookes tweets his cartoons
      .. In the best case the illegals PREY on the British taxpayer
      in the worst cases some of them PREY criminally and sexually against children.
      (UK has plenty of homegrown offenders without adding more from undocumented illegals)

      Thread about April 27, he portrayed her as the evil Gingerbread House witch
      .. https://twitter.com/DavidMarkHerman/status/1651533694019026947

      Nov 5th 2022

      He’s done even more against Bravermann


      • pugnazious says:

        Would have thought it was those who encourage illegal imigration that are preying on migrants….exploiting them for political, ideological and financial reasons.

        I note the Telegraph reports that white children will be a minority by the 2050’s…..something the BBC et al actually want…but it will be a bloodbath…..White people will be hunted down one way or another…it has already started wth the reparations industry and the need to shame Whites for their history….when they get the infamous ‘whiphand’ things will take a more sinister turn….she wasn’t joking when she said #KillWhitey….it won’t just be our history, society and culture that are cancelled and erased.


      • tomo says:


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, you are right, Brookes is, I think, a nasty vicious cartoonist. I much prefer Matt in the Dreary Torygrope: his one today? Railway man on platform making passenger announcement; “Hello Eurovision fans. Here are the results from the rail unions: Nul trains.”


  15. pugnazious says:

    I wonder if the Eurovision participants were to take the knee the BBC would allow it….lots of chatter about sport or entertainment having to be free of politics….but when it suits the BBC is quite ready to accomodate…let’s face it the BBC’s whole output is shaped to deliver political messages of one kind or another.


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Week in Westminster – a tame comrade – John Mcfall – now speaker of the anti democratic lords ‘interviewed’. All ‘approved ‘ . The bbc kidult missed the question of how many more corrupt peerages .
    Usual lies about the ‘value ‘ of these corrupt politicians to ‘reform ‘
    As predicted – every bbc programme must say that Hitler is great – sorry – that the Eurovision is ‘great – week in Westminster – from our crap correspondent – every news item – the lot – you watch Eurovision – feel ashamed at your ‘buy in’…


  17. StewGreen says:

    BBC is supposed to reflect the UK public
    but BBC and medialand are obsessed with Eurovision
    and almost everyone I know detests it, cos it’s tacky and fake.


  18. StewGreen says:

    The ITV local newsPR syndicated item that promoted a *SIX* year old trans child
    Someone has written an outraged article.
    includes video


  19. StewGreen says:

    video : Rebel News goes undercover in Calais immigrant camps
    .. https://youtu.be/2VaHQ3Sd_As


  20. tomo says:

    Scottish government


  21. tomo says:


  22. StewGreen says:

    The BBC did a web story about the Texas shooter
    and although their article was not about anti-lefty journo Tim Pool and only mentioned him near to the end
    they chose to use an OLD photo of him at the top. that looked like a mugshot

    So to the casual observer on Twitter it looks like they are saying Pool was the shooter.

    Jeremy at the Quartierng has done a deconstruct
    but since he is late he doesn’t realise that after the original BBCworld tweets got a terrible blowback and were ruined by a Community Correction note
    the BBC came back and stealth edited the page to change the top photo
    and also deleted their original tweets



  23. StewGreen says:

    Top #Remainiac account asserts
    image with giant blue blotch in the bottom corner
    is not FAKE
    Liverpool Eurovision police tweeted that it is
    #photoshopped #PRtrickery from Galsworthy



  24. StewGreen says:

    Sadiq Khan used video of 2 little kids to push his ulez POLTICAL message on Twitter
    #1 He got 1 like for each 1,000 views
    #2 Got double ratioed

    If millions voted for him, how come his account struggles to get 200 Likes ?


  25. Fedup2 says:

    An apology

    Earlier I accused any one watching the EU song contest to be ‘ashamed ‘ – I apologise . If you wanna watch a woke diverse kidult bunch of queers yapping out euro pop – good luck to you ….
    I wonder if putin has the grid ref targeted ….-

    I tried to think of something worse to watch but can’t think of anything –


    • Sluff says:

      I was going to watch but instead have chosen to have my toenails removed without any painkillers.


  26. Fedup2 says:

    In other news Southampton FC – allegedly supported by the green card PM – is relegated from the Prem . Maybe rishi will support someone else now – how about the Liverpool criminals ?


  27. micknotmike says:

    Sometimes the little things the bbc do are the ones that can leave me shaking with rage. I’m not a euro fan, but I stumbled on an item where they were showing previous eurovision winners to a group of kids, aged 8-10 I’d guess, They showed Sandie Shaw “She’s got no shoes on”, and Lulu singing boom-bang-a-bang (Giggles from the boys). Then they showed what is undoubtedly one of television’s finest moments – Buck’s fizz. When it came to the twirly bit where the boys pull the girls long dresses off to reveal the mini skirts, one of the girls, who I would guess was around nine, said “That’s inappropriate”. That’s not a nine year old’s statement. I would bet that the purple haured, communist transsexual interviewing the kids said “Do you think that’s inappropriate?” Even if the girl didn’t understand what was meant, i’m sure she was prompted to tut and say “That’s inappropriate”.
    There’s the danger, in my mind far, far more of a threat than reporting half the news on the ukraine war or failing to mention the crooks in the white house.


    • Scroblene says:

      It’s OK Mick! Years ago, my youngest daughter was watching some crappy song by Madonna, and asked everyone in the room, “Whats a virgin”…

      She soon found out, but it took Sussex Uni to do the teaching!


      • Zephir says:

        Pity no one advised that if its Madonna it’s “virgin on the ridiculous”


    • Up2snuff says:

      micknm, Sandie Shaw three UK No.1s and one interntaional No.1. Mae Muller’s ‘I wrote a song’ charting but at No.30!

      Says it all.


      • harry142857 says:

        She has had 18 or 19 other solo singles. One has made the top 100, in the days when a couple of hundred downloads would chart.


    • digg says:

      I know exactly what you mean micknotmike. I suspect that the young morons at the BBC don’t even see the evil damage they are generating with this sort of slight of hand,

      It will however bite them in the arse in years to come I believe and then the wailing and bewilderment will be recompense for all the normal folk left in this rapidly becoming bloody pantomime country.

      The BBC’s biggest problem is that the adults have all left the room so the jumped up kidults are running the show and the adults are scared to confront them because It’s no longer cool to call out total fuckwittery especially if it comes from one of the dreary endlessly bonkers and supposedly under-represented groups.


  28. Northern Voter says:

    Does anyone think that Sad Dick Can has actually thought this ULEZ thing through. When everyone is driving around in Leccy vehicles, how else is he going to fleece the public?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I understand that the next step is to charge by the mile ….


  29. LynetteO says:

    Yes , I know i am out of tune with what most others are thinking about this Saturday night I could summarise what it says but think it is worth printing in full.

    it illustrates what is wrong with the BBC reporting of israel .

    If you get your news on the Middle East from the BBC, every so often Israel appears to go mad and begins lustily bombing Palestinian civilians. No rhyme or reason. Jerusalem is simply pummelling Gaza for the hell of it.

    This impression is often created by the BBC’s approach to reporting on Israel and terrorism. The story invariably begins when Israel responds to attacks, with those original attacks deemed insufficiently newsworthy until then or reported as a retaliation to some provocation. Then, once Israel engages, the inciting incidents are quietly smuggled into the coverage but framed as just another round in the cycle of violence. Thus self-defence is cast as aggression, and aggression as tit-for-tat.

    Here’s how the BBC World Service introduced an item this morning:

    ‘To the Middle East now, where Palestinian officials say that two young men have been killed during an overnight Israeli army raid near Jenin in the occupied West Bank. It came hours after Israel carried out air strikes on Gaza, targeting militant commanders. Fifteen people were killed, including ten civilians. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian militants that any retaliation would be met with a crushing response.’

    Two ‘young men’ killed by Israeli soldiers. Gazan civilians killed by air strikes. The Israelis demanding there be no retaliation. If this was your first encounter with these events, you would probably come away from it with a less than sympathetic view of Israel’s actions.

    Fortunately for Israel, and unfortunately for the BBC, Israeli journalist Lahav Harkov was on the line waiting to be interviewed on the situation. Harkov, who writes for the Jerusalem Post, was asked if the timing of Israel’s operations was significant. She responded:

    ‘It’s significant because of details that you left out in your introduction. For example, the two Palestinian men shot in Jenin overnight were shooting at IDF soldiers and the IDF soldiers shot them back… The operation in Gaza came after Palestinian Islamic Jihad shot 102 rockets towards Israeli civilian centres. Then Israel took a week or so to prepare its operation and use its intelligence and then, yes, retaliated. But retaliated in a way that was commensurate with international law because they shot at civilians and Israel shot at the terrorists who were leading this organisation and this operation to shoot at civilians.’

    In a 40-second burst, Harkov provided listeners with facts, context, chronology and background. This is what used to be known as ‘journalism’. It may have been less than a minute but Harkov should bill the BBC for a full reporting shift.

    Astonishingly, the presenter decided to have another go. ‘If the operation was to target the Islamic Jihad,’ she enquired, and ‘we have ten civilians dead’, did this ‘show us where the thought process of Mr Netanyahu and the coalition government and the leadership is at the moment’?

    Harkov knocked this one out of the park, too:
    ‘Every civilian life lost is tragic. But, for a terrorist group that does not have its own separate military bases and hides out amongst civilians, that is not such a high number. When you look at photographs of the operation, you see that a specific apartment in an entire building is what was blown up. It’s not that they were taking down the whole building, hundreds of people, to get one person. It was a pinpoint operation.’

    Harkov’s responses were a pinpoint operation too, a precision strike against the BBC’s singular and faulty approach to reporting on Israel. In response, the BBC say: ‘Throughout Newsday’s three-hour programme, we reported on the developments in the Middle East between Israel and the Islamic Jihad leaders impartially and provided differing perspectives on the recent conflict. More broadly, the BBC has covered this story accurately and responsibly with detail on the recent history across our coverage.’

    The Corporation may well think that is correct. The BBC’s approach is certainly not the result of a conspiracy, as some Israelis and their sympathisers around the world assume. Yes, the BBC has its ideologues in news and current affairs and it seems to apply lower corporate and journalistic standards in its coverage of Israel. This is, after all, the organisation that hired someone who declared ‘Hitler was right’ as the ‘Palestine specialist’ at BBC Monitoring. But the BBC’s bias against Israel reflects institutional culture, the political attitudes of the sort of people who work in news and current affairs, and patterns and assumptions so long embedded that even veteran BBC staff would struggle to account adequately for the uniquely malign frame the Corporation applies to Israel. That may not be much comfort but cultures, groupthink and frames can all be changed.

    Change is sorely needed. Israel makes its share of mistakes. Sometimes it can be its own worst enemy. But the BBC’s flawed journalism makes a country trying to defend itself in a complex environment with very few options look like a bloodthirsty aggressor. The BBC should not give Israel a free ride. It should be rigorous, curious, sceptical and challenging, but at present it is sloppy, partial, hostile and distorting. Until it changes, the Corporation’s coverage of Israel and the Palestinians will only continue to discredit itself.
    Stephen Daisley
    A Spectator regular and a columnist for the Scottish Daily Mail


    • Fedup2 says:

      Lynette ,
      Powerful stuff – as I noted in the week – the BBC reported that the main Palestinian terrorist ‘rocket launcher ‘ had been killed in one of the assaults by the IDF .

      It’s self evident were the sympathies of BBC mouthpieces such as Bowen rest – and it ain’t Israel . Maybe the BBC will hire a trustworthy investigative lawyer such as the scum chakrabati to do a labour style whitewash …..


    • Up2snuff says:

      Lynette, excellent post. Well done. Well done to M/s Harkov, too.


  30. Dickie says:

    Godfrey Bloom and Colonel Douglas Macgregor


  31. tomo says:


  32. tomo says:

    cut the effin cables


  33. tomo says:

    Biden Has Spent 331 Days – 40% of His Presidency on Vacation with No Visitor Logs


  34. StewGreen says:

    The Tory Party has taken Britain so far to the left
    Tony Blairs middle ground is now way to the right of today’s Tories


  35. AsISeeIt says:

    X-Rated bonus chapter edition – not really… well, sort of…

    But let’s call it the Peculiar Britishness (TM BBC) edition

    BBC: Mae Muller: Why did the UK do so badly at Eurovision?

    This’ll be good. So if you’re all sitting comfortably…

    Mae obliged with a slick, sassy pop song that echoed recent chart trends. I Wrote A Song had the disco undercurrents of Dua Lipa, the lyrics were memorable, and it was eminently shareable on TikTok… Her dance moves were snappy and confident. The audience at the Liverpool Arena were ecstatic… And then it all went wrong… Eurovision juries gave the song 15 points. The public awarded her nine. She ended the night in 25th place, out of 26.

    There’s a well known romantic comedy movie from the late naughties featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Connelly – entitled He’s Just Not That Into You

    Perhaps continental Europeans just don’t like us?

    Our BBC which we sense would have ideally envisaged a Ukraine win with the UK – after all our investment in the project – not winning but coming in a respectable creditable top three or four? I mean, where’s the gratitude for us going to all the trouble of staging the damn thing?

    However, our BBC make this rather remarkable (for them) discovery: In retrospect, there’s also a peculiar Britishness to I Wrote A Song that might not have translated outside the UK.

    You mean to say there’s a different cultural sensibility abroad once one crosses over the Channel? An heretical notion surely given our BBC’s one-world global universal outlook?

    To slightly missquote L.P. Hartley: ‘The world is a foreign country; they do things differently there.’

    Kenyan death cult suffocated my baby as its followers clapped and cheered (Sunday Times)

    No matter, our Beeb will find other “right-on” excuses. Thankfully, to borrow a football analogy, Eurovison is more of a Euro Super League than a Premier League – so you don’t get relegated when you come bottom of the table. Put in enough funding and you can languish annually with your nil points indefinitely.

    Perhaps the UK entry wasn’t gay enough, feminist enough, Ukrainish enough?

    BBC: In the press room, questions were also raised about the concept underlying Mae’s performance – here we go…

    “The whole feeling of female power that’s in the song when you hear it on the radio, it wasn’t on stage.”

    Speaking of Euro voting…

    Labour to give EU citizens the vote… Migrants who live in UK and pay tax given say in general elections under Starmer plan (Telegraph)

    Labour making a link between income tax contribution and voting rights? In fact Mr AsI could consider voting for that – providing our non-contributing millions on benefits are disenfranchised using the same reasoning? How about that, Starmer?

    Of course this is a Remainer dog whistle aimed at out-flanking Labour’s potential coalition partners the Remainer-central EU obsessive Lib-Dems.

    …a Conservative spokesman suggested the move was designed to lay the groundwork for a second referendum on Brexit… (Telegraph) – How dare Sir Keir do that? That’s pinching Tory party policy: Government retreats from Brexit bill plan to ditch EU laws. Ministers have begun a full-scale retreat over post-Brexit plans to ditch thousands of EU laws by the end of this year (Guardian)

    Your frontpage posh totty pic this Sunday is: Forget Mae, Kate steals the show at Eurovision! Princess’s piano triumph (Sunday Express) – which title – oddly – doesn’t fly the blue and yellow for Ukraine at the masthead, in contrast with the daily iteration – but don’t worry warmongers, our Kate does: After ban on Zelensky video address, Princess’s powerful statement of solidarity… Kate’s Eurovision tribute to Ukraine (Mail on Sunday)

    Spring is in the air and we await with bated breath that much-heralded Ukraine counter offensive – meanwhile our uniformly bellicose politicians would seem to have their attentions elsewhere: Whips The deliciously naughty thriller from the woman who knows ALL of Westminster’s secrets. By former No 10 aide Cleo Watson… Plus X-Rated bonus chapter on Mailplus.co.uk

    I wonder if she knows who leaked the Matt Hancock smooching video, or what was in the shredded Tony Blair expenses documents (there’s one for the teenagers) or even who really blew up Nord Stream II and other such Westminster secrets they’ve kept from us?

    Things appear to be really hotting up thereabouts: Why I want to become an MP… Myleen Klass revals political ambitions but keeps a big secret (Telegraph) – who the former I’m a Celeb stunner might be tempted to go into coalition with?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Once upon a time I’d have raged at the idea of red labour fixing voting … but look at the commons benches and know it was fixed a long time ago …. Give non UK citizens the vote – in fact why not give them 2 ?
      In some countries if you are a ‘non national ‘ you have to pay an annual tax …. Maybe that could be the condition of voting – but no postal voting via Warsaw …


  36. taffman says:

    BBC news front page – full of rubbish. Who is paying for this?


  37. Dickie says:

    CIA colour revolutions:



  38. Fedup2 says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if there was Eurovision every Saturday …?and Sunday night there is an overdose of luvviedom with something called the ‘TV BAFTAs’- ..apparently it’s almost 5 minutes long .


    • Scroblene says:

      Morning Fed!

      Are beeboids allowed to be luvvies these days? After all, they all seem to have hissy fits about some minor issue or other, and their ‘code’ says that they have to be nice to every sorty of qwertyuiop on air, so surely, they can’t do that and be entertaining, except to the minority of brain-dead morons who’d watch a blank screen in pitch darkness if they had the chance…


      • Fedup2 says:

        Good Day Scroblene – my BBC intake remains extremely rationed – and being out of the UK at the moment is even better .
        I m sure the bafta thing will deliver the usual embarrassment of actors unable to speak without lines – being nervous on stage without the support of ‘pharma’ ect

        And of course obligatory knee taking to ukraine .
        Speaking of which – with blighty supplying new better kit to ukraine surely it is inevitable for vlad putin to deliver payback soon.. ?


  39. Dickie says:

    UK digital currency:


  40. JohnC says:

    ‘Voting begins with Paetongtarn Shiniwatra promisong an end to conservative, military-backed rule.’

    The low-life-Lefty Jonathan Head is back. No prizes for guessing who he supports with that headline.

    ‘He [Thaksin] was ousted in a military coup in 2006, when his opponents accused him of corruption. He has denied the allegations and has since been living in exile since 2008 in London and Dubai.’

    Wrong Jonathan : he has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to jail. He could have come back to fight the charges while his sister was PM but he didn’t. Instead he tried to force a law giving himself amnesty. That means 100% guilty in my book.

    ‘He seized power from the government of Mr Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, in 2014, following months of turmoil.’

    No he didn’t Jonathan. Yingluck was removed weeks before for abuse of power in illegally appointing someone who would railroad the amnesty for Thaksin through Parliament. Thailand had no elected government at the time of the coup and was descending into civil war.

    This lying BBC slimeball has missed out every single important piece of information about why Thailand is where it is now. The cycle works like this : Pheu Thai (who Jonathan likes) bribe people to vote for them. They get into power and the corruption starts. Eventually the corruption reaches such a ridiculous level, things start falling apart, the country starts sliding into violence and the Army step with a coup to stop it. And the cycle repeats. That’s why they have had 12 coups.

    In Thailand, the Army are loyal to the Royal Family and the country. They are the final check and balance because everyone else – especially the newspapers – are completely bought and paid for.

    Sorry, I appear to have been ranting again. It’s just that far-Left BBC liars like Head really make my blood boil.


  41. Fedup2 says:

    I wanted to put a £ on the Turkish president winning the vote today – using the Biden method … but no takers …


  42. Dickie says:

    Climate change scam:


  43. tomo says:

    Does this place qualify I wonder?


  44. tomo says:

    one has to wonder if the percentages match the UK?


  45. tomo says:

    “Grass Roots”

    Each car in London costs NHS and society £8,000 due to air pollution, report finds | The Independent |

    – and I’m a banana


    • moggie63 says:

      So we can, in future, expect to see NHS workers, at ALL levels, walking or biking it to work. No other forms of transport will be acceptable. Yeah, not sure hypocrisy works that way.


    • StewGreen says:

      That guy is more PR than science *
      he cites the Indy’s claim that each car in London costs the NHS £8000
      Since there are at least 4 million vehicles in London eradicating vehicles in London would save the NHS £32bn.. a quarter of its budget

      There are 41 million vehicles in the UK
      eradicating them all theoretically saves the NHS
      . ie the NHS would be paying £200bn *into* the tax system

      * His bio “Communications Manager” for lobby org


    • Fedup2 says:

      I caught a troubling bbc news item with one of those “ the BBC has learned ….” Thingys- this one was some crap about the amount of carbon used for flying or driving or some other human activity the bbc wants you to stop doing .

      Apparently Google has numbers on this but the bbc says they are wrong . So the bbc cuts out the ‘some say ‘ experts and is now an expert on the green crap .

      Anyway they rolled out that trouble sounding ‘Justin rowlat ? ‘ who sounds as mad as a fruit spong and seemingly getting even more loon every time they let him out of his box / gimp suit ….
      ….. so burn that carbon – get more methane out there —— and china – India – more dirty coal power stations please …


    • Docmarooned says:

      That is pure and utter crap, ULEZ is nothing more than fleecing people illegally and trying to justify it with absolute lies.


  46. StewGreen says:

    9a R4 Broadcasting House,
    first had 20 mins about their obsession Eurovision
    then moved onto their obsession with Boris & Cake
    brought on Guto Hari , Boris’s private secretary as the pantomime baddy for their listeners to boo

    I expect they’ll bring on Alastair Campbell & Ash Sarkhar next
    It’s #TheirBBC


    • Fedup2 says:

      Maybe the bbc can campaign for ‘Eurovision ‘ to be included as a religion on the next census ( if there every is one again)


  47. StewGreen says:

    Above I put up the Tony Blair illegal immigration video
    Here’s Alastair Campbell


    • taffman says:

      The writing was on the wall then , twenty years ago ! Does our PM and the BBC take orders from the EU ?


  48. vlad says:

    The Eurovision Song Contest has become an overblown garish extravaganza.

    Here’s a reminder of what it could produce in days of yonder.

    Non Ho L’eta (I’m not old enough).
    Sung by Gigliola Cinquetti.
    Italy’s winning entry in 1964.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Terrible stuff. Where are the migraine inducing strobe lights? Where are her troupe of gay dancers? I bet she doesn’t even have a penis.