Midweek 24 May 2023

The taxpayer is now funding BBC VERIFY . BBC VERIFY ‘comprises about 60 journalists who will form a highly specialised operation with a range of forensic investigative skills and open source intelligence (Osint) capabilities at their fingertips.’

But what will the self serving BBC VERIFY verify ? US elections ? Unlikely . Vaccines killing people ?don’t go there . Ukrainian News? Avoid .

VERIFY gives us another tool to evidence the bias of the BBC . Enjoy

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373 Responses to Midweek 24 May 2023

  1. NISA says:

    Spot the difference

    “Target removes some LGBTQ products after threats” – BBC
    “‘Threats’ prompt US Target stores to remove some Pride Collection products” – guardian
    “Target removes LGBTQ products after customer backlash”- Sky News
    “Target PULLS Pride trans products and claims it’s because of ‘threats’ to staffers – and not over Bud Light-style boycott fears” – Mail


  2. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I wonder what the real number is.


    • moggie63 says:

      I’d guess double that, at least.


      • MarkyMark says:

        2018 …

        Home Office loses track of more than 600,000 people who should have left country, finds immigration watchdog
        UK border checks branded ‘shambolic’

        May Bulman
        Social Affairs Correspondent
        Thursday 29 March 2018 16:39


    • BurnaTyreForGreta says:

      The Home office neither know, nor even car , the object being to cram in as many as possible


  3. TrickCyclist says:

    The BBC covering the funeral of Flt Sgt Peter Brown, a Jamaican who came to Britain to serve in the RAF in WWII.
    Both the News at One and the website tell us he ‘was one the last so-called “pilots of the Caribbean” .’
    It must be obvious to the dimmest that they were never known by that name, which evokes the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise.
    Another thing that’s obvious but ignored by the BBC is that unlike in the segregated USAAF, brave souls like Flt Sgt Brown served in the RAF alongside their white comrades.
    Pick up a relevant title by Osprey books, you’ll see pictures of such men together.
    Counting the minutes until the next BBC programme that tells us all how racist this country has always been.



  4. andyjsnape says:

    Ukraine war: Wagner says Bakhmut transfer to Russian army under way

    bBC Verified has verified some facts – I then closed the page


    • JohnC says:

      ‘BBC Verify has geolocated the video to an area near a pharmacy in the east of Bakhmut.’

      How marvellous.

      And what a complete waste of time and license-fee payers money.

      They are like children playing with a new Christmas present.


  5. Thoughtful says:

    Rishi Washee is asked the question is immigration out of control – not he states we have it under control, from which we must gather that he approved of and continues to approve of the numbers, after all he has it under control he said.


  6. Eddy Booth says:

    At this rate they’ll be putting up the pension age again; someone has to work to keep all this new trash.


    • MarkyMark says:

      2012 …. Lord Tony Hall to earn £532,000 as new BBC boss by drawing pension on top of salary
      New BBC director-general,Tony Hall, has already been drawing his BBC pension for a year.

      By Gordonrayner
      22 November 2012 • 10:00pm


  7. Charlie Farley says:

    Downing Street crash …..Boris trying to get back in then !….or as BBBC would report its because of Brexit


    • MarkyMark says:



      • G says:

        I used to be suspicious of pipe smokers and later, people that had/have personalised number plates.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Wonder if the media will report that police found a newspaper cutting of today’s immigrant numbers and a nazi flag in the boot


  8. Zephir says:

    Fleeing war my arse

    “Fifty migrants on boat in the middle of English Channel refuse to be rescued by French warship…so UK Border Force picks them up and brings them to Dover

    Fifty migrants in a failing dinghy refused to be rescued by a French Navy warship”



    • MarkyMark says:

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



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




    • taffman says:

      Has it been covered by “quick off the mark”, BBC ?
      I Just heard it on Talk Radio . The boat was in French Waters?

      The people of Great Britain are being betrayed by an OXO government.
      Wake up Britannia !


  9. Zephir says:

    “Dark Side of the Loon: SHOCKING images emerge of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters dressed as a Nazi at Berlin concert where inflatable pig emblazoned with Star of David floats over crowd”



    • MarkyMark says:


      • Charlie Farley says:

        The excellent Mel Brooks , this type of Humour will never be seen again ! , His wife was the lovely Ann Bancroft she of ” The Graduate ” as Mrs Robinson…….skived off from School to see it ….happy days


    • Beltane says:

      I expect to be in the minority but Mr Waters simply confirms what a very nasty and socially divisive group of people make Pink Floyd. Their popularity never, ever, ceases to amaze me.


      • RightSide says:

        He is from a communist background. He hates Zionism and the numerous crimes of Israel.

        The song in which he dresses in pseudo-Nazi attire is from The Wall and is at a part of the story where the main character has a complete mental breakdown and turns to extreme far-left/right ideals.

        It is no more pro-Nazi than the Mel Brookes video above.

        Let’s not pretend the Nazi’s were worse than the Commies, or the even the Allies. And look at us now, what we have ‘won’. We lost.


  10. Guest Who says:


    But the ever impartial ex-BBC Pesto has set a precedent.


  11. Guest Who says:

    Lot to unpack here.

    BBC Veryfine unlikely to go near.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Trust them.


    • Richard Pinder says:


      Fact Check: Daniel Miller, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at BBC Studios. Graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Law. Works at BBC Studioworks, 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City, London, W12 7FW. Logs into Biased BBC as Daniel.


      • StewGreen says:

        RP, is your point that Daniel is trolling ?
        I welcome sincere points from anyone, I don’t care about their identity as the principle is tackle the argument not the man
        So generally I don’t approve of doxxing.


    • JohnC says:

      Just checked the judge to confirm what I already knew.

      ‘Ahmet Mehta was appointed by former President Barack Obama’.

      Not mentioned by the Guardian of course.

      A statement from this man back in 2021:

      ‘A federal judge (Mehta) has blamed the former president for inciting the January 6 Capitol riot, saying that then-President Donald Trump ‘created the conditions’ for the unrest with his ‘lies.”

      Not the words of an impartial Judge – the defendant never had a chance. I’ve yet to see anything which shows the election fraud claims ARE lies. They are simply dismissed as such and have been from day 1.

      Another political prisoner removed from the scene. They even charged him for ‘terrorism’.

      Dark days.


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Terrorist attack silly season version – an assault on the gates of number 10 by a car doing 2 mph and a nasty attack of orange dust at the Chelsie flower show …… makes a change from Muslim animals with suicide vests I spose….

    By the way – with regard to the alleged number of foreigners arriving in 2022 – the 606 000 equates to 1660 A DAY – plus the illegal s of course ….


    • Dickie says:

      Chelsea flower show attack. Must have been some agent orange used. Perhaps Putin will be blamed😂😂😂


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:


      On Farage today it was revealed that if they counted the immigration numbers the same way as last year it would be 750,000 and not 606,000
      He asked the audience if they had heard anybody else other than GB News mention this counting system change.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thanks that number was one being floated last week . I’m sure BBC VERIFY will be looking for the truth . or maybe it is torn between it’s war against blue labour and it’s desire to destroy Blighty by importing as many foreigners from the 3rd and 4th world as possible .

        I suggested that the numbers will be fixed and it seems I am right . We’re doomed .

        606 000 is the equivalent of Sheffield

        750 000 is Newcastle .

        Speaking of northern cities populated by foreigners – isn’t it great that Liverpool FC won’t have European championship footy next year ? Lucky Europe ..


  14. Guest Who says:

    JO’bsworth, not of the media.

    And friend.

    Just saw Groper Marr deflate Yvette Cooper too.

    Interesting times.


    • JohnC says:

      That James O’Brien quote sums up the Left for me.

      Now there is no doubt : the MSM was skewed to the Remainer side during Brexit – especially the BBC. I assume everybody knows it – I’ve even seen BBC HYS idiots justify it by saying ‘they were right to do it because it was government policy’.

      And here we have this cretin saying the reason we got Brexit was because the MSM is ‘so, so broken’.

      What I wonder is this : does this guy know what he is saying is a complete lie – but as he has no ethics or principles, he is writing it to counter people who say the opposite and also program it into the ignorant masses who watch the BBC ?.

      Or is he so far up his own backside and so blinkered by his own mental limitations that he simply cannot grasp the reality and is living in the Leftist group-think bubble ?.

      Hypocrite or ideologically driven fanatic ?.


  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC verified?


  16. Foscari says:

    Some of you may have read an earlier comment of mine
    yesterday . On how my grandson was mugged by
    half a dozen of our black brothers. You wont hear
    about what I am about to write on the Londonistan
    Programme on BBC TV it is not part of their agenda,
    BUT what happened this evening you wouldn’t
    believe if you saw in a “Taken” or Jack Reacher movie.
    All I can tell you is that a number of youths have been
    arrested. Under circumstances which are incredulous . And I
    played a very small part in it. Also the police were terrific.
    Which of course the BBC . And in particular the London
    Programme would never want you to know about.
    Sooner or later you will read about what happened in the
    national press.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Let’s hope this is good news … but the ‘criminal justice system ‘ ….not so sure …..


      • Foscari says:

        Yes Fedup- As I watched one of the Somalian gang being
        arrested. He didn’t seem to care. He looked like he believed
        he was “untouchable” And that the CPS would not prosecute
        As we have seen in other cases . Such as the 5 month
        pregnant women on the tube being attacked.
        Believe me the evidence is overwhelming against this gang.
        But the woke brigade will tell us that we have to understand
        different “cultures.” And these lads are depraved because they have been deprived. And that we should understand this. Just as
        the BBC does.


        • G says:


          I hope and pray that one (or more) morons like him walk into my house uninvited……………….


  17. taffman says:

    Do you trust the BBC or the Tory Government to tell us the truth ?
    Time to give The Reform Party a chance. Do you trust The Tories to defend this nation of ours or our people ?


  18. Richard Pinder says:

    Six Scientific Terms Verified by BBC Studios Legal Team, but Terms not found in Scientific Papers: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/bbc-vilify-stamping-out-inconvenient-truths/

    (1) “Climate Denier” for a scientist who says that the fact checker is an ignorant fool
    (2) “Conspiracy Theory” for facts found on Google Scholar not known by ignorant fact checker
    (3) “Misinformation” for true and accurate information censored by the fact checker due to ignorance
    (4) “Disinformation” for information found on Google Scholar that causes damage to the ideology of an ignorant fact checker
    (5) “Malinformation” for information that is true but censored by an ignorant fact checker
    (6) “Anti-vaxxer” for those who refused the mRNA Jab because of ‘Informed Consent’ not known by the ignorant fact checker


  19. Guest Who says:

    If only she and Corbyn could hook up and have babies.


    • Fedup2 says:

      A supreme airhead speaks ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      “… this liberal (Maxine Waters) will be all about socialising, urm, um, errm, (edited video where she looks down at book Communist Manifesto for Dummies) , urm, um, errm, would be about basically taking over and the Government running all your companies.”

      A bit of background before you start watching Diane Abbott in action. The Lord Harris Review (oct2016) on terror attacks said we should put up barriers (recommendation 31) on the Bridges in London to protect pedestrians, Diane had not read or forgotten the report – who if elected would be in charge of our homeland security.

      Another Diane Abbott car crash 3 days before the election (youtube 05Jun2017)
      GE#17 // Labour(Hackney) // Diane Abbott // Votes 42,265 // share 75.1% // change+12.2 // The People Love Her!


  20. Guest Who says:



    • G says:

      Not playing it but simply looking at the scene of the clip above, who would know these days which one pictured is, “Simon Roberts”. So well has our ‘Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster” crafted their Marxism that it has come to the point where simply seeing two people, one named, that you have to explore the clip further to establish who’s who. Can’t be bothered.

      Hey, BBC, to simplify, just add, ‘Simon Roberts, pictured to the left…..’.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC £159 feeding off the poor! MAKE IT FREE!


  21. AsISeeIt says:

    The 600,000-odd injection edition

    With migration apparently the word of the week our BBC go with an anecdotal tale as their top online news story suggesting what happens when the world and his wife aren’t safely gathered in – like harvest home – over here to Great Britain: Sudan conflict: 85-year-old British citizen abandoned opposite UK embassy… Azhaar Sholgami and her family had been trying to get British officials to help her grandparents leave Khartoum… Abdalla Sholgami… was shot by snipers and his wife then died of starvation… their family has told BBC News Arabic… “What happened to my grandparents was a crime against humanity, not only by the RSF, not only by the [Sudanese army], but by the British embassy, because they were the only ones that could have prevented this from happening to my grandparents”

    I think we’ve got the message.

    Top BBC pick from the print press is the mainstream oldish New Labour tendency Daily Mirror – a paper that wears sympathy proudly on its sleeve like a stormtrooper wears a swastika – half the frontpage is devoted to: Tina Turner… photographer’s candid shots and locals pay tribute; plus TV legend Dame Esther Rantzen… My cancer is stage 4 now…

    Meanwhile, the other half – the news content care of the Mirror which was what likely drew BBC attention and promotion to top of their online press picks: Immigration chaos… No control… No compassion

    There you have the needle Sir Keir Starmer and the Left have to thread – the conundrum they need to at least pretend to solve – since compassionately open borders sadly doesn’t gel with any measure of control

    Not that our pretend conservative party can maintain the pretense much longer – even their friends now admit: Fraser Nelson The Tories’ dirty secret: they don’t want to cut immigration (Telegraph)

    Wishy-washy manlet Rishi Sunak doth protest too much, methinks: Rishi: I get it! You want migration down – the implication in that headline from the most very loyalist of lackies the Daily Express being that we the voters want immigration down but he the PM doesn’t really.

    Bringing this issue to a head in the moment: Some 606,000 more people arrived in Britain than left in 12 months (Mirror); Around 1.2m million migrants arrived in Britain (Express)

    One guesses the government will find some way to make this the last set of migration figures they’ll allow to be published prior to an election. Anyway, what’s with this word migrate? Birds, salmon and caribou migrate, Indians, Pakistanis and Nigerians immigrate. Or at least they get hold of the all important passport then sometimes pop back to some warzone hell hole and need rescuing.

    The coronaphobic ‘i’ newspaper sub editors get a chance to go all nostalgic with their phrasing this morning: No 10 lockdown after car crashes into Downing Street gates

    Don’t get complacent on that subject: WHO powers could force UK into lockdown (Telegraph) – because there’s nothing our politicians enjoy more than some supranational authority to blame for apparently forcing them to do the things we don’t like but they do – remember when we were in the EU and ministers could blame Brussels for our hyper-immigration?

    Does our nationalised health service see us as patients or as lab rats for Big Pharma?

    Bonus for GPs if patients take part in clinical trials… £650m injection to boost medical research after number of study participants slumps (Times) – hmmmm… I wonder how come? That word injection might be a clue. But wait, we have all these hundreds of thousands of students… hard up students used to happily take a few quid to have a placebo jab or two.

    In sports news: How to be more Pep… Eight life lessons from football’s best manager (‘i’) – let’s see, get foreign owners to pump so many millions into your club to such an extent that you come under the scrutiny of the game’s authorities for breaking financial fair play rules?

    Another top – political – manager’s advice… when you’ve screwed up, blame someone else: Unis told: Get out of migration business… Home Office minister Robert Jenrick has attacked universities… told MPs a major issue was universities offering places to foreign students – who bring relatives with them (freebie giveaway Metro)


    • Fedup2 says:

      If the UK throws British passports at the third world there’s gonna be trouble – and the bbc is leading with some tragedy in bongo bongo land – sorry somewhere called Sudan – which might be a country / failed state …. Let’s not mention the
      606 000 number anymore ….right BBC ?


  22. Fedup2 says:

    Bee lady interviews the chief of police Scotland who has declared Scot’s plod to be institutionally racist and bad . He has announced that he will be having a sex chance and colouring up to be more inclusive . He has declared himself gay – will become a Muslim and will ban freemasonry in Scotland as well ..
    More importantly he will ensure criminal investigations in the corrupt SNP will be derailed …
    Much of the above may be a read between the lines job or even fibs …


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Retail inflation still rising – next interest decision is ‘up’ too late – the BBC get even gloomier – mortgage rates going up already – gonna be a shock for those with fixed rate mortgages ending this year – and next ….
    An interviewee – leading economist – on the BBC suggested the crap put out about the British economy improving this year a couple of days ago – was just that – crap ….


  24. G says:

    Today. Surpassed myself at 0800 – pips – two major headlines – off – all within a minute.


    • JohnC says:

      lol my equivalent is looking at the BBC’s news page.

      Very often I manage to scan the top half then just close the whole thing in my disgust at what they think deserves to be on the front-page. Even on a good day, at least 3 are 100% agenda items.


  25. tomo says:


    • JohnC says:

      That article is as ridiculous as it is outrgeous – but I’ve seen many like it in The Guardian and I’m 100% sure they are serious.

      Their misandry is just as bad as their racism.


      • StewGreen says:

        The central abuse in Turner’s life was from her black husband Ike.
        “Ike Turner didn’t just abuse Tina Turner He beat the living crap out of her He dominated her every move until she had the courage to leave him ”

        The complexities are : that he nutured her career. And that she is not defined by bad things that happened to her.


    • MarkyMark says:

      but few actually left the United States
      but few actually left the United States

      The back-to-Africa movement was based on the widespread belief among some European Americans in the 18th and 19th century United States that African Americans would want to return to the continent of Africa. In general, the political movement was an overwhelming failure; very few former slaves wanted to move to Africa. The small number of freed slaves who did settle in Africa—some under duress—initially faced brutal conditions, due to diseases to which they no longer had biological resistance.[1] As the failure became known in the United States in the 1820s, it spawned and energized the abolitionist movement. In the 20th century, the Jamaican political activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, members of the Rastafari movement, and other African Americans supported the concept, but few actually left the United States.



    • MarkyMark says:

      fake headline/article I didn’t write or say. This time shared by

      These haters only have lies. Too much of a coward to do this in their real identity. Note well known people who follow this account

      I live rent free in the heads of haters 🍿


  26. Luton Reject says:

    I thought I’d ask the BBC why they favour stock photos of black people on their website so much, and what they’ve got against white males. Here’s what they had to say –

    “We can assure you there is no ulterior motive behind selecting the images we do, our news editors are likely to choose images that are relevant to the news story.

    We understand these decisions are more of a judgement call than an exact science and appreciate you’re unhappy with the images we’ve used.”

    No ulterior motive? The lying barstewards.


    • JohnC says:

      The fact is that they chose to use Getty who are as racist as they come and hence all the choices available to the editors are stuffed with black people.

      Whether it’s the BBC or Getty : the choice of pictures is racist in a 90% white society. And the BBC know it full well.

      The question should be whether they think it is racist or not to grossly over-represent one group of people in the UK based on race.


    • Foscari says:

      Luton- I hope you win Play -Off at Wembley !! I have been
      on about this Getty’s imaging for quite awhile now. And also
      have written to the BBC as well. They have never replied to me.
      Maybe part of it is my sarcasm. BUT and I have NEVER seen
      it before . Yesterday they did have an image of a WHITE
      couple looking at their mortgage statement !!
      Maybe the likes of you , me, John etc have finally got
      through to them. I got the impression that Getty’s only employed ethnic models. But it appears that do have two
      pale, stale, male and females on the books. Of course its
      very possible that the woke BBC has told them only to send
      the images of black advertising models when it comes to
      cost of living crisis features.


      • Luton Reject says:

        Thank you Foscari.

        Luton may be a dump, but it’s my dump.

        Come on you Hatters!


        • Fedup2 says:

          Yes good luck Luton – if you are gonna be there – have a good one … I went through it once but can barely remember it …. So take pictures ….


  27. MarkyMark says:

    “Immigration is important to this country but it also needs to be controlled and managed so that the system is fair… Immigration is going to carry on being important. I mean it is, It’s part of our history. It brings considerable benefits to our country, doesn’t it”.



    Wed 13 Nov 2013 06.14 GMT

    Jack Straw: Labour made mistake letting Poles in early
    Former home secretary says number and impact of migrants from eastern Europe far exceeded predictions


    • Guest Who says:

      Raisin Brane gunning for QT and HiGNFY with PneumoBoobs…


      • Guest Who says:

        BBC Moaning Emole has a ‘Shot Brit’s Wife’ story.


        British citizen left in Sudan shot by sniper before wife starved

        In the chaos of Sudan’s conflict, we heard many tales of British citizens trapped in homes. The UK eventually flew out 2,450 people. But one tragic case has come to light involving an 85-year-old London hotel owner, who lived across from the British diplomatic mission in Khartoum. With no access to food or water, Abdalla Sholgami sought help, leaving disabled wife Alaweya, 80, at home. But he was shot in the hand, chest and back, their family says. He survived and was taken to a family member elsewhere in the capital. But Alaweya remained stuck and was found starved days later. Her body remains in the house. The Foreign Office says the case is “extremely sad”. But one granddaughter thinks more could have been done.


        By said ‘family’? Or are they en route here to vote for Sultana?

        That’s a BBc working for anyone but this country.


      • MarkyMark says:

        22 lost 1 Libyan gained


      • Fedup2 says:

        I think those statements need a bit of ‘VERIFY ‘…


  28. tomo says:

    Not impressed (studied understatement) – but it is (the morons at) BBC FWEE !!




    • MarkyMark says:

      “THE exponential growth of manipulated and distorted news reports and video means that seeing is no longer believing. Our dwindling number of consumers tell us they can no longer trust that the video in their news feeds is genuine. This is why we at the BBC must urgently begin to show and share the work we do behind the scenes, to check and vilify truthful but inconvenient information to ensure that it does not appear on our platforms.”


      John Ellwood May 26, 2023


  29. tomo says:

    So the London ULEZ will stop stabbings….?

    The likelihood that this stupidity will get challenged at the BBC = Net Zero


  30. Fedup2 says:

    Fans of inflation will welcome real world building society rate hikes done yesterday – almost .5% by the nationwide . Further good news is that the totally inadequate Bank of England committee isn’t due to decide the base rate until 22 June – then I suppose they all go on their hols until September .

    Retail inflation is well and truly here to stay – maybe even with an added recession because of Bank of England stupidity


  31. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On the radio this morning they had someone from Sainsburys on saying they are trying to keep prices low.
    They say their profits are down and their mark up is 3%.

    The Farmers are all saying they are getting too low a price for milk (for example) and they are losing money supplying it.

    The transporters will say fuel costs are too high (although they have come down a lot)
    The lag in passing this cut on is apparently because they have bought a lot of fuel when the price was high and it takes a while to work through the system before the price drops register. This from professional buyers who appear to be buying when the price is high and not when it’s low because the fuel prices somehow shoot up very quickly meaning they have little or nothing in storage.

    I would like to see the price of a pint of milk broken down through the various stages, what the farmer gets, the transporters, the packaging and wholesaling and finally the retailer. Then put the same breakdown from before the prices shot up alongside this so we can all see where the changes are and who is responsible for the jump in prices.
    If it’s not the farmers who are ‘losing’ money, if not the transporters as fuel is coming right down and if not the Supermarkets who say their markup is very low (less than 3p per pint) then who is getting the large increase in price.

    It’s not only milk it’s food in general, 19% inflation I’ve heard.

    Instead of everybody blaming everyone else except themselves let’s see the actual breakdown of the prices from the cow to the table.
    Over to you Marianne, fact check that lot and put it out for all of us to see.


  32. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – there’s more, isn’t there BBC?
    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – ah, that is it! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-65708358

    Much concern in the 6.30 a.m. News Bulletin (confession I missed Framing Today, ie. framing HMG & DEFRA for some dreadful wrong that they have comitted, no woe)(confession, I missed Tweet of the Day, oh woe) and again in the 7 a.m. News about a Sudanese couple who lived opposite the British Embassy in ‘Hartoum’ after the wife starved to death, following the husband’s death after being shot by a sniper on a shopping expedition.

    The husband was shot by a sniper while out trying to buy food. Our Government is evil and hardhearted for not flying in food to this couple and for making this poor woman starve to death.

    Gradually the facts creep out, both in the broadcast on TOADY and in the web-site article. The wife, 80 years of age, is morbidly obese (judging by the photo) and has health problems, not outlined in the article. The husband/grandfather, 85, was not killed, clearly implied in the News bulletin, but just injured and has managed to escape to Egypt.

    In the news bulletin or in the TOADY segment it was let slip that the grandparents own a hotel in London. I assume as they were expecting the British Embassy to evacuate them they had ‘the right to remain’ or even British passports and residency rights. The BBC neglect to tell us this and instead create the idea in listener’s heads that HMG and the F&CO were tremendously hard-hearted in not providing the grandmother with food or evacuating the grandparents in the first place.

    Several questions remain about this non-story:
    1. The grandparents are obviously wealthy and knew all about Sudan and its problems,
    2. They chose to live there when they could have lived in Britain,
    3. The couple had a doctor son in Khartoum. He operated on his father. Why were the children not looking after their parents?, and
    4. Families in their situation usually have servants, what happened to them? We are not told. Instead the BBC try to create the impression that the UK, HMG & its F&CO is heartless and unkind and – probably – racist. Am I hearing a compensation claim on the way?

    This story wouldn’t be unconnected to yesterday’s Net Immigration Statistics, would it BBC?

    Waves of Negativity from the Knaves of Wegactivity at the BBC. Despicable, truly despicable.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I admire your commitment to this ‘diversion story ‘ – no follow up on the 606 000 – it never happened – it’s of no consequence – now stories about rents – hospitals – schools – plod ….


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, you would think that in the week of the creation of ‘BBC Verify’ the BBC would be very anxious to ensure that everything about this story was plain and clear and fully verified.


  33. MarkyMark says:

    HA HA HA HA!

    “Quiz of the week: What’s RAF code for suspicious Russian jets?”
    19 hours ago


    …………….. BBC – Envy of the World ……………………

    Jimmy Savile report: The five senior BBC employees who knew about sexual predators but did not act
    Dame Janet Smith’s report highlighted five individuals who ‘could have done something about Savile and Stuart Hall’
    Ian Burrell
    Media Editor
    Thursday 25 February 2016 22:34


    • Up2snuff says:

      MM, I would have thought the RAF would have a wicked sense of humour and use the word ‘Saviles’ for suspicious Russian jets.

      “Base, I’m have visuals and have two Saviles at Angels 23, compass bearing south.”


  34. Guest Who says:

    Young Labour voters love it when old randos smear fingertip flop on their mobly lenses.


  35. Thoughtful says:

    News from Germany that the majority of Germans have had enough with the Green lunacy and are up in arms about the ban on gas and oil central heating the Greens are trying to impose on them.


    Finally the sheeple have realised the Greens are trying to kill them through cold and starvation and reacted as the AfD far right party moved at least 2 points above the Green loons.


  36. tomo says:

    How your taxes are spent ….

    On the BBC you think?



    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Darren Henry,

      Parliament’s £13 billion restoration.

      HS2 £150 billion, original budget £36 billion.

      Track and Trace £37 billion – no tracking or tracing where this money went.

      £1.1bn of COVID small business loans identified as fraud

      £4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”

      13 + 150 + 37 + 1.1+ 4 = £205 billion

      Nuclear reactor = £6 billion

      Yours sincerely,
      Mr H


  37. Kaiser says:


  38. tomo says:

    Biden and his crew are scum – and they’re dangerous…

    US Beeboids no doubt wetting themselves with pleasure at this.


    The conservative organizations were placed in a “pyramid of far-right radicalization” that began with the most mainstream conservative organizations and ended with violent neo-Nazi militants.

    When America sneezes?


    • StewGreen says:

      That’s the slippery slope Fallacy
      “They said that if we allow A to happen, then Z will eventually happen too,
      therefore A should not happen”

      “The problem with this reasoning is that it avoids engaging with the issue at hand, and instead shifts attention to extreme hypotheticals. Because no proof is presented to show that such extreme hypotheticals will in fact occur, this fallacy has the form of an appeal to emotion fallacy by leveraging fear. “


  39. Eddy Booth says:

    “Mortgage rates rise after inflation surprise”

    ‘Robert, a teacher from Hertfordshire, told the BBC he and his wife are facing an increase of £500 on their mortgage payments on their family home.

    He has been forced to take on a second job to cope. He said his current monthly mortgage payment is £1,400 but his deal expires in August.

    Government should jack up the interest rates untill people stop tossing food in overflowing supermarket trollies without even looking at the price.
    BBC don’t bother saying how much teacher Robert earns, or what this alleged 2nd job is.
    Maybe he can take in a few of his beloved 3rd world immigrants as lodgers.


  40. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – what’s that strange accent, I hear it cannot surely be British?

    HMG’s On-line Safety Bill is now being attacked by the very people who have lost children or who have been harmed by on-line content. Who do the BBC get to comment? Yes, you have guessed correctly on nationality but no, she doesn’t have a high-pitched squeaky voice.


  41. TrickCyclist says:

    Currently at the top of the BBC News website:
    “British Cycling to ban transgender women from competing in female category”
    The article says trans cyclist Emily Bridges ‘reacted to the announcement with a statement on social media, calling the change a “violent act” by a “failed organisation” that was “controlling” the conversation on transgender inclusion.
    She added that the racing scene was “dying under its watch” and that British Cycling was engaged in “culture wars”.’
    Further down the article Bridges continues: “Cycling is still one of the whitest, straightest sports out there and you couldn’t care less,” she said. . . Bridges claimed discussion of the debate is “inherently political” and “framed by the media who are driven through engagement by hate”, saying she was “terrified to exist”.’

    There’s a bunch of stuff about ‘the science’ but frankly I’m less concerned about the levels of testosterone in ‘trans women’ than with the levels of crazy they’re inflicting on society.
    Emily Bridges seems a bit secretive about his life as a male but appears to be a Welshman called Zach Bridges.
    BTW, the BBC leaves a bit out from Bridges’ statements – Sky Sports says he also accused British Cycling of “furthering a genocide against us.” But including that might make him sound unhinged, mightn’t it?




  42. tomo says:

    iirc it was SAS peeps who instigated the Westminster MPs expenses exposure. Guys … it’s time to saddle up again.


    • MarkyMark says:

      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


  43. MarkyMark says:

    ‘No pads at school, so my period leaked on exam chair’
    14 hours ago


    David Cameron has confirmed the Government will abolish the so-called tampon tax.

    In a speech to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said: “Britain will be able to have a zero rate for sanitary products, meaning the end of the tampon tax.”


    Cameron declares Brussels victory to end ‘tampon tax’



    Tampons were not classed as essentials when Britain joined the bloc in the 1970s and current EU rules forbid states from adding new items to an approved list of VAT-exempt articles.


  44. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In Breitbart (world) today the lead story is about the bbbc disinformation unit with Mariana Trench.
    The comments read like our pages.
    We are not alone.
    Just Google Breitbart and the American version appears, then click on world (it’s along the top banner) for the UK headlines.


    • Fedup2 says:

      As I’ve said – I think the VERIFY crap will do us a favour by highlighting the BBC bias even more by showing what it chooses not to ‘verify ‘ such as the horrible 606 000 arriving in 2022 – done by a government which cares less about British taxpayer – mugged …


  45. Thoughtful says:

    How you are being lied to about the US debt default by the Mafia Democrats and their allies in the press, and how this is in reality a choice by Biden which would be illegal and unconstitutional.

    The US can repay its old maturing T bills and issue new ones to the same value, it just can’t go above the debt ceiling when issuing them.

    In addition it can still pay the interest on the existing T bills which amounts to around $700 billion, but it takes in $4 trillion, it would just have to live within its means for a change.

    In addition if it were simply to revert to the spending levels of 2020 there wouldn’t be an issue either (because tax receipts have increased.)

    So the very best outcome for America would be no agreement on the debt ceiling and Biden forced to spend in a responsible manner, or be removed from office if he didn’t.


  46. StewGreen says:

    Every missing child is a tragedy, but it is strange that both BBC and ITV suppressed the ethnicity/identity of the missing /deceased boy in Gainsborough in each of their many reports
    yet Polish Facebook posts use the full name and mention he is Polish.
    (Police have not yet confirmed the identity of the body found after 5 days of searching)


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      R4’s ‘PM’ spent an inordinate amount of time on the abduction of a non-British boy Ibrahim Khalid (spelling may be incorrect). It was the first item after the headlines and they really dwelt on it. The boy was abducted allegedly and taken to Saudi Arabia by his father. The mother is here in Cheshire and said she couldn’t go there to get him back because she was an asylum-seeker.

      In what universe is this deserving of being the first item on a national news magazine-style programme? They are not British and only fortunate enough to be here because of asylum (from what, you may well ask) and now the husband has taken the child. The mother used “like” quite a lot, as a filler, and her English was good enough but she’s not British. The boy doesn’t have a British passport. We had lots about how friendly little Ibrahim is. How is this our problem? We can’t be responsible for Third World customs and Saudi cultural norms.

      What a waste of time when there are more important matters,


  47. StewGreen says:

    A list of logical fallacies