389 Responses to Midweek 17 May 2023

  1. Zephir says:

    The anti male sexism displayed in wimmins football reminds me what the racist diversity agenda really means:

    No white males

    No wonder HS2 is in such a mess the first pic on their recruitment page is
    Of 10 wimmin

    The other pics of blacks and wimmin with one or two white males reluctantly thrown in

    So who studies civil engineering ? Mainly wimmin and black people it seems.


    • Greencoat says:

      Blacks and wimmin are savin’ the world, like.
      We’ve sinnit on the tellee.


  2. Zephir says:

    And yet, they hardly exist in reality:

    “‘Staggering’ increase needed in girls studying maths or physics to close engineering gender gap

    16 Feb, 2023 By Ella Jessel

    A “staggering” increase in the number of girls studying maths and physics at A level is needed to bridge engineering’s gender gap, a report has found.

    The report, which analysed Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data, found just 18% of engineering and technology students were female”



  3. StewGreen says:

    Water UK head has deep late night radio DJ voice She’s former Labour cabinet minister Ruth Kelly


    • Fedup2 says:

      Looks like bbc policy is to omit the word ‘.labour ‘ from ‘former cabinet minister – £-…

      Her wiki entry shows her to be an amoral Blair Babe – supporting any and all labour policies for the 28? Years she was a venal MP- dodgy expenses claims – supporting illegal wars – allowing sex offenders in schools .

      The ideal mouthpiece for the sewage industry ( sorry – the water industry ) … she’s an RC so her confessions must be pretty lengthy . But damned …


  4. Fedup2 says:

    It’s a nice day – here is an extract from the Guardian telling us what this site knows – that the BBC is dying – when I force myself to listen to ‘today’ I can warm myself at the image of hundreds of thousands of people hitting the ‘off switch’

    STARTS Radio 4’s Today Programme has lost 800,000 listeners in the past year as they switched to podcasts and rival talk radio shows.

    The agenda-setting breakfast discussion programme has been trying to reinvent itself in recent months, adopting a more informal tone for parts of the show. It has also had to deal with Rishi Sunak’s government cutting access to government ministers as part of a deliberate communication strategy.

    Today reached 7.5 million people a week in 2016 during the aftermath of the Brexit referendum. But with changing listening habits – the launch of rival talk stations such as Times Radio, and the growth of news podcasts – this declined to just 5.8 million weekly listeners by the start of 2023, according to official listening figures.

    Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s chief content officer, said the broadcaster was “adapting to meet the changing listening needs of our audiences” by focusing on podcasts, such as I’m Not a Monster: The Shamima Begum Story.

    She said the decline in Radio 4’s broadcast audience was offset by audience growth for on-demand listening, adding: “The quality of content is world class and Radio 4 remains the home for trusted and impartial news, thought-provoking current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and boundary-pushing comedy, arts and drama.”ENDS


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Fedup

      You couldn’t make it up, quote
      “home for trusted and impartial news”
      “quality of content is world class”
      “boundry-pushing comedy”

      Who are they kidding!

      Re the comedy, I agree with the bbc for a change Only based on the above comments 🙂


    • Flotsam says:

      So less people are listening to Radio 4 because of streaming and podcasts? Not because of anti British, anti Brexit, anti normal sexuality, anti white propaganda?


      • Guest Who says:

        Possibly the calibre of BBC reporting?

        Oh well.

        But they do give each other oodles of awards.

        Here’s ex Beeboid Pesto.

        Look at the Pose.


      • Guest Who says:

        Toenails and Mish should do a podcast.

        Or walk around London chatting to a couple of outraged people or PR activists.

        Then work the graveyard shift at Classic FM.


  5. Fedup2 says:

    On Wednesday the bbc carried a news item reporting on a stand up comedian in China being sent to prison for telling an unapproved joke about the Chinese army …. as I listened it reminded me of the loss of freedom here through self censorship and ‘cancellation ‘ – one of the great evils of our time …..
    I bet no one who looked at this story in the BBC saw the similarity with China


    • G says:


      All the growing impositions and restrictions on the public in the Western World imposed by Governments and their de facto overseers in Davos make is straight from the Chinese playbook.
      That’s purely Communism.


  6. andyjsnape says:

    bBC keeps “reporting” on the Ukraine counter offensive

    Maybe its just talk, and they will keep “reporting” for a few more weeks, and then probably forgot about

    Brought to you by the worlds most trusted

    The bBC was the channels to goto as a kid, now its long overdue being put down

    I was reading last week how it had lost 1 million tele tax payers since March, all in the right direction

    Also quote from Ban the bbc webpage:-

    BBC Radio Scotland has lost a fifth of all listeners in a year, according to the latest audience numbers
    Figures show that nearly 196,000 people have turned off the national broadcaster over the last 12 months
    We think this is excellent news and a crucial step in the right direction to ending this abomination of an organisation


  7. Fedup2 says:

    So …. Population of Ukraine – 36 million – how many of military age (even extended) – so how big is the Ukraine military and how many have they lost ? Population of Russia 144 million people …..
    Even on a WW1 attrition war – Ukraine loses ….


    • Greencoat says:

      It is true, however, that you need far fewer forces to defend than to attack. Also, Ukraine has much better (NATO) weaponry and its soldiers and airmen must surely be better motivated.


      • Dickie says:

        Greencoat – .You really must stop reading or listening to the BBC including the MSM and their military “experts”.😂😂Having spent 20 years in the Army and another 25 odd years in the defence industry, I know bullshit when I hear it


        • Fedup2 says:

          Dickie – do you have a view on the outcome in Ukraine?im asking as a recently promoted armchair general …


          • Dickie says:

            Ukraine will not win a war of attrition being carried out by the Russians. The war will stop when the Americans decide that the cost in shekels is too much and a settlement imposed on Ukraine. I do believe this settlement will be on Russian terms.


  8. andyjsnape says:

    Just came across this news


    I thought excellent news, and then went on to wonder if the likes of the anti brexit bBC will even mention this. Good new for the future of UK manufacturing. Unlike the spin the bbc tried yesterday re Vauxhall (as a British manufacturer apparently), but are French owned and the French will always do what they want without the publicity the bbc brought it in its “reporting”


  9. Guest Who says:

    IPlayer panic?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes – dump the broadband to keep the sky …. Innit …maybe the blue labour should pay for everyone’s broadband – it’s a human right ….


    • StewGreen says:

      they said “one million people cancelled their broadband in the last year because of the high cost of living.”

      the text says “a survey suggests”

      So they made a HUGE but give no huge evidence.
      Do you really think that 5% had broadband and now don’t ?

      Some people with 5G phones will now that their download speed is faster than house broadband

      I know people who pay £21 month for broadband including free calls.

      “Thinking about the last 12 months, have you cut back or stopped spending on any of the following products or services as a result of rising costs? – Broadband. ”
      (Cutting back could include switching to a cheaper deal or taking actions to reduce your spending.)
      6k Survery, extrapolated to UK wide
      and for reduced or cancelled.
      Meaning this is BS news


  10. Foscari says:

    Don’t Getty Imaging employ white male models? Or does
    BIG BROTHER from the BBC diversity department inform
    Getty’s they are NEVER to send imaging of a UK Caucasian


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Getty Pidgin?


  11. Fedup2 says:

    An empty discussion as to why the NHS doesn’t do emails or digital .
    I know the reason this State monopoly avoids email . It is the audit trail . I’ve come up against this personally – where the local GP only had fax communication with the district nurse – an effing fax . On a Friday the fax machine in the district nurse office was out of paper . I needed to contact the district nurse on behalf my mum .
    So I took the fax from her GP to the district nurse – they were ‘relaxing ‘ and were hostile to a ‘visit ‘ from a punter ….with a fax ..
    Emails create audit trails which evidence the failure of the medical mafia – paper records are easier to lose and forge – if you don’t believe this – I hope you are never on the receiving end of the consequences . …..


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Fedup we need a LikeX100 button.

      I always remember my local eCops – without an email address!!!!!

      You may be tempted to think they did not want to be contacted.


  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Savoury puff piece edition

    Following yesterday’s glaring absence of a press line up on the BBC online news website – Mr AsI sadly had to make do with the scant fare on offer at the BBC’s England news tab: Greggs has won the right to sell late-night sausage rolls at its flagship Leicester Square store – so it is in a further media savoury puff pastry piece today: Horror of the sausage roll dunkers

    From the BBC online news tab to the tabloid

    This is of course the jokey, blokey, Daily Star tabloid venturing where those stuck up gourmet broadsheet critics of our kitchen auteurs, the likes of Tom Parker-Bowles (Tatler and The Mail on Sunday); the mysterious Marina O’Loughlin (Metro, Guardian and Sunday Times) or Grace Dent ( “Grace and Flavour” Evening Standard) fear to tread: Forget Hobnobs, Rich Tea and gingernuts… Test. Our investigator Brendan dunks a sausage roll in his Yorshire Tea

    Our BBC today frets over: KS2 Sats reading paper revealed after row over difficulty – the parent-unfriendly educational jargon deployed in the headline there goes to prove our BBC takes pains to show it is down with the teachers – so to speak.

    Even staff “had to really think” about the answers, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said. (BBC) – Union PR straight to BBC broadcast – which goes to show in modern Britain we can’t have either nice things or difficult tests for kids because it shows up the dumb teachers.

    I’m oddly reminded of that scene in the movie Schindler’s List [1993] where the terrifyingly malign SS officer Amon Göth, played by Ralph Fiennes, is suspicious that Schindler’s prison camp workers aren’t pulling their weight at his forced labour camp and insists on timing the work. This mundane managerial time and motion exercise leads to the memorable and shocking attempted summary execution scene where Göth’s pistol jams. Think Ofsted

    One assumes they teach this paradigm at journalism school – that a dubious headline and a shock horror story will require stats to support their contention – albeit that bastard child of statistics – the survey: 1 in 10 admits to hideous tea habit… 4% of wrong ‘uns dip sarnies in brew (Daily Star)

    Fattest people place twice as much strain on NHS funds (Times)

    Journo school also seems to rule that proper grammar and comprehension is trumped by careful adherance to the approved woke language du jour: The parents of a transgender teenager believed to have taken their own life… During the inquest, Mr and Mrs Rhone said there was “a lack of urgency” as Virgil’s mental health worsened (BBC)

    One wonders what’s making our kids so crazy these days that mental health provison needs expansion?

    Popular metropolitan giveaway corporate advertising newsheet Metro goes with a frontpage teaser for its Showtime celeb feature focusing on: Izzard… Eddie’s great expectations for a new role

    Speaking of rolls…

    What odd human traits and peccadilloes may we still criticise with impunity these days? Rather than feel obliged to celebrate.

    Deviants from the depths of Hell have admitted dunking sausage rolls and sandwiches in their cuppas (Daily Star)

    The former libertarian in Mr AsI would once have have said each to their own – don’t promote it as a matter of public policy but so long as you’re a conscenting adult by all means you’re free to do want you want – preferably behind closed doors because I don’t want to see it (we’re still talking about dousing your sausage roll in your beverage, ok)


    • Fedup2 says:

      ASI – rishi is famed for not knowing any poor people – but not knowing anyone who dunks sandwiches ‘ sausage rolls in tea ? I have never heard of such a thing . Is it ‘northern’ ?

      Something different .
      The bbc has an interview with sting who is to become a fellow of the Ivor Novello outfit . But look at the current members and see how woke it is …. And … McCartney but no Lennon ? Elton – but no Bernie taupin ?

      You can see they’ve scraped the diversity barrel – which – to me devalues it .


    • Guest Who says:

      Amol’s old outfit in near scoop News this morning.

      “Harry and Meghan in ‘near catastrophic’ car chase in New York”

      Wait until Toenails reads that out as ‘breaking’, later.


  13. Flotsam says:

    PMQ’s featured the deputy PM, Oliver Dowden, and Angela Rayner. Speaker Hoyle shows he is as unbiased as the BBC by allowing a long rambling monologue anti Tory attack from Rayner which never even pretended to be a question. I’ve known Hoyle to cut Johnson and Sunak short for not directly answering questions but allows motormouth Rayner to ramble on.

    I’ve some very interesting news about Rayner which I can’t divulge on here. Suffice to say she seems to think she is Royalty and seems to think she should be treated as such.


  14. Doublethinker says:

    The Telegraph has introduced a new and very good feature , it’s a story they present as real but in fact it’s satire. The first one runs under the headline ‘ The BBC sets up 60 strong BBC Verify unit to fact check news stories’

    No not their own but anyone else’s stories that don’t fit the official narrative !

    But of course there is a sinister side to BBC Verify . It seems like a step towards the Ministry of Truth . When coupled with the OnLine Harm bill I reckon it will just provide the hit list for OFCOM enforcers.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    The bbc is very good about some award it has given itself – but I’m still waiting for the news item about the drastic fall in listeners …..


    • Guest Who says:

      Trivia Thursday across the MSM.

      There was a photo spread where I thought Maitlis was looking perkier than usual, but turns out it was Martha Stewart.


  16. Guest Who says:

    The BBC and beardie weirdies.

    Soon, their only audience. And guests. And presenters.


  17. popeye says:

    Trouble at t’club.

    Which side would the Beeb be on I wonder?

    I provide health and safety advice and training, being a professional H&S consultant, at my local golf club and in return I get free membership.

    Last week I commented to a female staff member that her hair looked blonder than usual. She took offence and as I left I said, “actually I prefer blondes, they get dirty quicker”, a “dit” I’ve used and heard for over 60 years. She reported me to the management and today I was instructed to apologise. My words to her were “I’m sorry if I offended you, I assure you no offence was meant. It was just banter in the manner of my generation”. Her reply was that she would not accept the apology as I was “trying to justify” my words.

    Well, actually I was of course – and why not? That particular (admittedly ill-chosen) expression has been commonplace for at least 60 years to my knowledge and was considered just banter. I accepted that it was no longer appropriate for this generation and said I would be more careful in future. This, unfortunately, was not enough for her. I’m not sure what it was she was actually after as whatever I said, and how many times I apologised, she would not accept that I regretted my words. I felt that only my grovelling and attendance at a rehabilitation camp would suffice.

    I have now been asked to leave the club, of which I have been a member for 20 years. So at the age 0f 78, having recently lost my wife and finally retired I have to forego my friends of 20 years, travel further and pay more to keep myself occupied in my final years.

    But at least the Millennial snowflake is happy.

    It appears that with this generation, tolerance is a one-way street. Liberals, of course, don’t do compassion and thoughtfulness for us dinosaurs. Old white males have no status in their hierarchy.


    • TrickCyclist says:




    • Fedup2 says:

      Pop eye – my condolences – and my sympathies . I think the mistakes you made were many-

      1 assuming these creatures are still human
      2 informally engaging them
      3 not accepting the offer of a rehabilitation camp

      What is (3) above – ?

      Maybe try a formal complaint about your treatment ? If you think you are fried anyway what is there to lose ?but Don’t let it get to you . ….

      It would be good if you’d share any ‘developments ‘….


    • moggie63 says:

      Frankly, I would have replied with a ‘f*** off’. This has all gone too far.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Pols using media to make points is bad enough, but doing so on Twitter whilst preventing replies from any but the faithful.. Sad, Khan, sad.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Rishi Sunak says people’s disposable incomes are ‘outperforming expectations.’



      Rishi Sunak says people’s disposable incomes are ‘outperforming expectations.’


      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


      Rishi Sunak says people’s disposable incomes are ‘outperforming expectations.’


    • MarkyMark says:

      Vote Boris get Truss for a day end up with Rishi for life.


  19. Guest Who says:

    That would be another ex BBC twat who killed it off?


    • MarkyMark says:



    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I just stopped listening when I couldn’t stand their treatment of President Trump for another second. Not listening has enriched my life very much. I used to listen to several hours of Radio 4 every day, but have not listened to it for years,


  20. Zephir says:

    Regarding Nutmeg Markles bullshit claims about being in a dangerous two hour car chase through one of the most congested cities in the US:

    She has form:

    “ITV royal editor praised for exposing Meghan Markle ‘lies’
    The Duchess of Sussex has been called out by Chris Ship for comments she made to the Cut in a new interview this week”


    “Meghan Markle’s 17 ‘lies and exaggerations’ in full, according to Piers Morgan”


    “Meghan Markle ‘just a vicious liar’ that’s finally ‘caught in a web of lies’”


    ‘Loose with the truth’: Meghan ‘so used to lying’ she ‘believes the lies she tells’

    “Samantha Markle exposes Meghan’s ‘lie’ she ‘regularly told Royal Family’
    The Duchess’ half-sister claims Meghan lied to the Royal Family about her past”


    “‘Lies, Hysteria & Gaslighting’: The Meghan Markle Story”

    “Meghan Markle’s old CV has emerged – and it seems she lies like the rest of us!”


    “15 times Meghan Markle’s ‘truth’ was called out from Mandela mystery to N-word row and Kate Middleton making her cry”


    etc etc etc


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      It would be shorter to list the true things she’s done and said rather than the lies


  21. andyjsnape says:

    BT to cut 55,000 jobs with a fifth replaced with AI

    Headline above says 55,000, but when reading the misinformation from the bBC it actually says “between 40,000 and 55,000 jobs by 2030” so it may or may not be 55,000

    Suppose the headline is more catching for those who are bothered to get their “news” from the likes of the bBC


  22. MarkyMark says:

    Bill Bailey presents a new series of Extraordinary Portraits celebrating NHS heroes
    Bill – a keen art lover – pairs up some of the most inspiring NHS staff with leading British artists



    NHS on strike.
    NHS waiting list.
    NHS clap harder.


    In April 2020, the Health Secretary announced that over £13bn of NHS debt would be written off and converted to public dividend capital (PDC). This was part of a wide range of financial measures the Government brought in for health and social care during the current pandemic.



  23. MarkyMark says:

    “But as soon as we saw her, our anxiety eased. Raghad was dressed in bright clothes, with her hair tied up in a ponytail. She gave us an effortless smile and her eyes lit up. Her calmness reassured us.”



  24. MarkyMark says:

    by Jessica Middleton
    Insight Manager,
    BBC Children in Need

    Insight Manager, ???


    The projects supported by BBC Children in Need tell us that things are getting harder.

    91% believe that mental health is the biggest challenge facing children and young people today

    93% believe that the situation regarding children experiencing mental health issues is only going to get worse

    89% expect children will find it more difficult to access mental health support in the coming year

    87% say that the proportion of children they support who are experiencing poor mental health is increasing


    BBC Children in Need
    goes to charities that are based in Somalia.
    RNLI … money goes to pay for Islamic swimwear.
    DFID … money goes to stop FGM as FGM goes un-prosecuted in the UK.




  25. Flotsam says:

    Water companies are coming under attack for their environmental performance. They have promised the Government and public Green Water in the future


    • AsISeeIt says:

      Green Water? – At least, given global warming predictions, our kids won’t ever again have to endure the yellow snow.


  26. AsISeeIt says:

    Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

    Mr AsI likes to go out and about, often reverting to the local supermarket

    Top money saving tip to help negotiate this current cost of living crisis:

    Purchase for yourself some ‘Junior’ toothbrushes. The cleaning head may be three-quarters the size of the adult brushes but you’ll find they cost half the price.

    As our PM Rishi Sunak would tend to say: ‘Do the maths’

    Or, if you perfer – as the comic character Delboy Trotter might exclaim: ‘Quelle chance, Tarte Tatin!’


  27. taffman says:

    “Man abducted and sexually assaulted schoolgirl while dressed as woman”

    About time this Tory Government got a grip and got rid of this woke-ocracy .
    The Nation of Great Britain needs a proper leader and a proper government!
    Next time vote ‘Reform’ .


  28. Guest Who says:

    When JO’bsworth and Vile’s little chocolate bear are as one.

    The EU’s member states shoot people’s hands off for protesting.

    And O’Brien likes dobbing in opponents based on what he has been told.

    Next, Vile does a drive by on a soccer Mum in his lane.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Vote Brexit – 2016
      2023 – cannot remove EU laws or reduce our own VAT to save the people! HA HA HA HA!


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Both those threads by O’Brien and Femi use the identical cropped headline photo and provoke a frenzy of comments claiming that the Mail and its readers are a bunch of Blackshirts.
      For everyone here who doesn’t take the Mail, the bottom half of the page shows a picture of a scarlet-clad horde of female Chinese soldiers and the sub-headline “By CHARLES DUNST, who says it’s more vital than ever that we fight for liberal values and our way of life.”
      In his article, mostly about China, Dunst identifies pro-authoritarians as followers of Trump, Orban and, on the left, XR’s Roger Hallam.
      BTW, he gets a plug for his book at the end.


  29. Fedup2 says:

    Crossing incontinents

    The big easy – coloured folk killing each other in the killing capital of America . So who is to blame ? Democrat politicians ? Trump ?
    I think I can use my prejudice to provide the answer because this crap is 28 minutes long – I’m 8 minutes in and heard the song too often ….

    Better not talk about the coloureds killing each other in Londonistan eh ? Enriching the culture

    The coloured fraud outfit which the wokes signed upto has led to a police force which is 800 when it should be 1600- and no one joining and others leaving as quick as they can ……
    Reap and sow …..


  30. andyjsnape says:

    Sewage spills: Water bills set to rise to pay for £10bn upgrade

    Todays bBC promotion for higher prices

    I guess they have told us, and people will turn around and say I’m now expecting my bill to go up… end of

    PS don’t forget the 10pence off bread promotion the other day, we’ve never had it so good

    Never an proper investigation by the likes of the bBC, its a waste of time

    Just that’s the price, and again the exchequer will be pleased with the income to pay off the covid/national debt!


    • Fedup2 says:

      As I listened to the former Labour Cabinet Minister selling herself on behalf of the ‘water ‘/ sewage industry I wondered if comrade Robinson was going to ask her how much she is being paid to defend the sewage industry … but the question never came .
      Her ministerial pension – 20 plus years as an MP must be a few bob – ….

      I Definately think it should be called the sewage industry …


    • Sluff says:

      Presumably our Victorian sewage system was built to cater for Victorian levels of population.

      With 700,000 new migrants and economic chancers expected to be announced shortly for last year alone, the question no-one is asking is……..where is all their s*** going to go? And who is going to pay for its treatment?

      I might also add – do we want the institutions that look after the NHS, DVLA, passport office, office of the public guardian, HMRC et al, with their fine record of efficient service ( not) to look after our water? Is that what we want, what we really really want?


  31. MarkyMark says:

    Khan refused to apologise, leading to a breathless back-and-forth as Hall accused the Mayor of “giving the wrong impression“:

    Hall: “We’re quite clear that you were inaccurate last time… so you don’t want to correct the statement then, that you made last time? I.E that you were incorrect?”

    Khan: “No Chair, I’m quite clear on what I’ve read out. I’m happy to read it out again, if that helps.”

    Hall: “No, it’s a waste of time. Because you won’t accept ever that you’re wrong…”



  32. taffman says:

    Despite BREXIT, the Japanese are going to invest millions in Great Britain!
    Anything on Al Beeb yet ? Over to ……..


  33. taffman says:

    I understand that people are abandoning Al Beeb radio for other broadcasters .
    Wokeocracy !

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
    Lessons to be learned?


  34. taffman says:

    Warning !
    There are a lot of Tory supporters reading this site .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – what is a ‘Tory ‘? If it is the current blue Labour Party it ain’t me …


      • Dickie says:

        I had a feeling of foreboding regarding the Conservatives when Cameron stood up and encouraged the Tory MPs to clap Blair on his much deserved departure from the House of Commmons.


        • taffman says:

          “what is a ‘Tory’? ”
          A Tory is a labour or a LimpDem bloke pretending to be a Conservative so that he can get a job as a Councillor or an MP.


  35. Terminal Moraine says:

    MHRA showing BBC levels of self-awareness — another public institution that no doubt thinks “we got it about right”. Comments suggest otherwise.


  36. Terminal Moraine says:

    “Nine months after he was was stabbed on stage, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie in a rare public address has warned that freedom of expression in the West is under threat.”

    “The attack at a literary festival in New York left him blinded in one eye.” Must be one of those BBC random attacks — no mention of Hadi Matar, the 24yr old attacker who’s a fan of Hezbollah and the Ayatollah.

    Wonder why the writer Nadine Yousif would want to unjoin the dots?




    • 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”


  37. Fedup2 says:

    World at one

    Some traitor mouthpiece from the Russell group spouting made up numbers about the benefit of foreign students . But the numbers of foreign students each year plus families not mentioned…. Basically as amoral as the sewage industry …

    … followed by a Conservative MP for Doncaster – ‘no more says MP – Doncaster is full – the schools are full – the hospitals are full – stop it … or target on max 100 000 per year . To me that’s too many – start throwing illegals out …( will never happen ) ….


  38. Sluff says:

    Anyone hear anything from Stonewall or the Tavistock clinic or other Trans activists about this story?

    ‘Man abducted and sexually assaulted schoolgirl while dressed as woman’


    Nope. Thought not.


  39. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – the BBC mired in sewage …

    The Montacutie, on a salary of £200,000 to £250,000 (with a husband presumably earning as well) is worried about paying her Water Bill. A spokesperson for Anglian Water (a wimmin without a high-pitched squeaky voice) finished as I turned the radio off, reckons we will all be paying an extra £90 to a £100 per year for our water.

    Early on, the Montacutie played a clip of Fergal Sharkey, now a ‘Water Campaigner’ previously of The Undertones, from this morning’s TOADY Programme and Ed Davey, Deputy Future Prime Minister, as well. Then Sarah invited on another woman to comment and guess what? No she wasn’t an American with a high-pitched squeaky voice; she was Gill Plimmer working for the FT Newspaper but from Australia or New Zealand.

    Where do the BBC find these wimmin? Do they go looking for them deliberately? Do they have an editorial meeting where it is decided that you can only comment on a news item if you are from abroad?


  40. digg says:

    Both the BBC and The Guardian are running a story of a “man” in Scotland who abducted and raped a young girl while keeping her prisoner in his house.



    Funny how Both these outfits have no problem misgendering this specimen by referring to him as a “man” even though they report he was transitioning and wore female clothes.

    Normally they would be insisting he was a real female.

    We all know the blindingly obvious reason, this trannie was a perp and not a victim so therefore better to refer to him as a man to disassociate him. Men you see are expected to be evil beasts whereas trannies are all lovely human beings.

    So transparent and so telling how they handled this story. Not to mention burying it in a small panel way down the page.


    • Fedup2 says:

      That crime is the consequence of our woke mad time . As soon as madness such as a variation on man and woman and insanity follows . This man will do his best to get into a woman’s prison to rape or assault …..


      • MarkyMark says:

        Sergio, 59, an Argentine tax official, legally changed the last letter of his name to Sergia, assuming the identity of a woman, so he could retire five years early, the Daily Nation reported. Argentine law allows women to retire at 60 while men have to wait until they are 65 years old. . . .27 Mar 2018

        The Curious Case Of Sergio/a, The Argentinian Pensioner


  41. Flotsam says:

    Strange business the water business. Most businesses require investment from shareholders to provide the capital for the plant and equipment to provide the service or goods they are selling. However the water companies want the customers to provide the money rather than their “investors”. If you went to a Ford dealership to buy a car and they asked you for a premium so they could build a production line you’d walk out.

    I think what has happened is that the water infrastructure was defective when the companies were sold. The companies were over valued, without the liabilities and the money raised went to the Government. Extra water charges are therefore a tax in effect. The shares need to be marked down and a moratorium set on dividends and bonuses.
    I would be interested to know how much has been paid in dividends since privatisation and how much has been made on land and property sales. They has lots of it


    • TrickCyclist says:

      I don’t know if anyone else has mentioned it but the Chair of Water UK, interviewed on the telly earlier, is none other than former Labour MP Ruth Kelly, who held a number of jobs in the Blair/Brown years.


  42. MarkyMark says:

    Omission is the greatest lie – population with no mention of climate impact! HA HA HA HA


    Asia is spending big to battle low birth rates – will it work?

    “Globally, the fertility rate is falling so it’ll be a race to attract young people to come and work in your country,” Ms Peng added.


  43. tomo says:


    “It might rain tonight” accompanied by photos of Noah’s Ark.

    These prats simply don’t stop do they?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Russia with Simon Reeve
      BBC Two, Sunday 1 October 2017
      This programme suggested that many reindeer populations are in steep decline because of climate change. It would have been more accurate to say that many reindeer populations are threatened by it.




    • Up2snuff says:

      tomo, it is going to get even worse from the BBC in the run up to COP 28.


      • tomo says:

        The incuriousness, circle jerk + lack of self awareness inside the bubble is epic – they’re are all busily riffing off one another and working themselves up to a fine lather on the flimsiest , almost infantile suppositions.

        The BBC’s climate and disinformation crews need a good dosing of cold dihydrogen monoxide and some Sokal style pretentious twat baiting.


  44. Thoughtful says:

    Watch it and weep, the consequence of poor pay and not being able to find the most competent people for the intrinsically important positions in the country:


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – as always thanks – must sign up to the wolf …-l can’t see inflation halfing by this time 2024- maybe the red labour will remove independence …

      Interesting that he predicts a Rcession in the second half of this year or indeed a depression ….. because they failed to increase rates quick and high enough …

      Interesting that it is thought the BoE will cook the data to make rishi look good ….


  45. markh says:

    How is the BBC allowed to show trailers for its tawdry gay dating show ‘I kissed a boy’ at teatime?


  46. Richard Pinder says:

    “Sunak Voted Brexit” “Sunak Talks Tory” ‘Sunak Breaks Promise’ ‘Sunak Breaks Promise’ ‘Sunak Breaks Promise’ ‘Sunak Acts Labour’ “Sunak Voted Remain”


  47. Luton Reject says:

    Obviously a large number of people have complained to the BBC about Paddy O’Connell’s bias, when he took it upon himself to personally absolve actress Adjoa Andoh’s vilification of the Royal Family for being “terribly white”.


    “Paddy O’Connell’s response to the debate caused by Adjoa Andoh’s comment on diversity within the Royal Family, BBC Radio 4, 7 May 2023”

    Well that’s one way of putting it BBC. A more accurate description might be her disgust at the Royals for simply being white.

    “While discussing coverage of the Coronation during our news review, Adjoa Andoh explained the context of a comment she had made the previous day, while appearing on ITV’s coverage of the event. Paddy O’Connell’s response to Ms Andoh wasn’t intended to downplay anyone’s viewpoint. We realise Ms Andoh’s remark had provoked a debate, which is why she chose to address it.”

    This is a complete nonsense which avoids the issue of whether O’Connell was biased or not. What O’Connell “intended” regarding anybody else’s point of view can’t be known and is irrelevant. The fact is that O’Connell expressed his personal point of view regarding Andoh’s comments and attempted to speak for others by telling her unconditionally that she had nothing to be sorry for. It was bias writ large.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I wonder if the BBC could ever admit it is just wrong ? They always absolve themselves using slimy words like ‘context ‘ and ‘personal view ‘.
      No one gets fired – not even the lengthening list of sex offenders they harbour / support …


  48. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newPR show
    6:50pm “And Diana Johnson MP has handed a petition in to #10 Downing St about the cuts to BBC local radio”

    ..Note they didn’t mention that she’s Labour
    nor that she is in Radio Humberside news headlines so often, it’s like the station is broadcast from her house.


    • tomo says:

      Would anybody miss BBC Local Radio?

      They were (imho) the tip of the unlistenability spear a couple of decades ago at least.

      As for their journalistic credentials direct personal experience indicates that employment selection criteria include absence of a spine and an irrational desire to toady to local municipals esp. council executives.

      It like cheap tinned baby food – no lumps or strong flavours – insipid mush.