501 Responses to Midweek 31 May 2023

  1. Guest Who says:

    BBC gets a press release it likes and runs.

    Mostly #CCBGB but a few utter loons digging a deeper hole.

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    • MarkyMark says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      One comment on the BBC story
      “It’s clearing an obstruction.
      No different to removing a fallen tree only the tree is more useful.”

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  2. Dickie says:

    Klaus Schwab parody:

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  3. StewGreen says:

    ITV local newsPR “coming up an 4 minute advert for The Food Price Crisis Corpoation” seems like it’s a PRas news item for Labour about gluten-intolerent food prices etc.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Now PRasNews for Anti-Peat protesters
      cos the government has delayed for 1 year the ban on garden use.

      The Greenloon weather woman is bragging about going “peat free” already.

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  4. Scroblene says:

    I know I should keep up, and listen to – and understand, all the subjects we discuss here, nearly all of which are relevant to the way of life of normal citizens who despise the wokery, left-wing idiocy and the poor expensive efforts of the BBC!

    When the ‘story’ is about the ‘presenter’ and not the real news, and all we hear about is some odd, rather creepy bloke whom kids used to like when he did shows for their sort of age group and then was promoted beyond his capabilities, well, that surely isn’t news, it’s just tittle-tattle, or as my old boss used to say, ‘scuttlebuck’!

    But there’s one simple question I’d humbly like to ask…

    Who the hell is ‘The Bee Lady’?

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  5. Fedup2 says:

    Scroblene – forgive me – I fell into the ‘in the know ‘ trap – the bee lady is one Martha Kearney . Martha – as you’ll hear from time to time – keeps bees in one of her homes – the one in Suffolk . I’m not sure how many she has – ( homes – not bees )I’m guessing at least 2 in the UK and 1 on the continent – and maybe Ireland ….
    When Martha is yapping about benefits – welfare – I’m often repelled guessing how much wealth she has accumulated via the BBC taxpayer and elsewhere …

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    • Scroblene says:

      “Martha Kearney Net Worth
      Martha Kearney is one of the richest Journalist & listed on most popular Journalist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Martha Kearney’s net worth $5 Million.”

      Thank you so much, Fed!

      I can sleep easy now I know that she’s only worth about 4 mill…
      (British money, not US debt)!

      Isn’t the Beebolid TV tax wonderful for such privileged people who know the price of everything but the value of nothing, and screech crap from their solar-panelled rooftops…

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Scroblene
        I’d have a ticker on TV programmes showing the personal wealth / attachments of those appearing before the public .
        Bit like that moment in Question Time when Dimbleby £ senior £ was reminded that his son was at Eton ….

        I’d include income they get from ‘hosting ‘ ‘comparing ‘and the ‘after dinner ‘ circuit which is a truly lucrative industry ….. have search on the net see what their pay range is …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Scrobie, the Montacutie was going on and on about the fall in house prices announced today by the Nationwide Building Society. 3pointsomething%, “Is it going to help first time buyers?”, “Is it going to make it more difficult for people to buy a house?” “What about the increase in BaseRate?”

        I think I can possibly hear a B-T-Ler wondering whether to buy another one.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    So lefty lefty BBC what attracted you to an anti-Tory parody twitter account ?

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  7. StewGreen says:

    “People are outraged” is same as the fake news line “Some people say”

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  8. vlad says:

    No doubt the BBC will jump into bed with the LGBTQ++ lobby to promote Pride month starting tomorrow.
    No doubt they’ll bend over forward to promote sodomy and they’ll eagerly shove it in our faces and down our throats.
    No doubt they’ll suck up to the activists, and the positive reports and articles will just keep on coming and coming, until the grand climax at the end of the month.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    BBC is London and Black

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  10. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR “Hull man jailed for 37 offences”
    .. strangely people in Romania have the same name

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    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello StewGreen

      Unfortunately we seem to end up with Roma Gypsies in this country

      I watched a documentary on youtube a few years back (sorry I dont know the link after the time thats past), but Romas are apprx 20 percent of the Romanian population, but make up 80% of the people in jail

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  11. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR “In Skegness Eurovision props will be auctioned to fund future BBC progs”

    What spin ..the BBC spend millions on Eurovision propstaking money out of the budget and now they are selling them secondhand they can put a bit back in.

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  12. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On Mogg they are talking about returning things to their original Countries because the National Trust wants to give stuff back.

    Surely the greatest gift we could give to so many Countries is lots of Doctors, Engineers and Scientists.
    They enrich us and make more money than they cost (as we are repeatedly told of their net gain) so they would be of enormous help to their homeland.

    So then, on humanitarian grounds alone we would help so many Countries all over the World by giving them this gift.

    When they all get back to their homeland they can be even more productive because they wouldn’t need to spend so much time trying to make the place they live the same as the place they have come from as they do over here.

    Sounds like a winner to me.
    We may lose out but I’m sure we will manage.

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    • taffman says:

      Emmanuel Goldstein
      Our National Health Service has become the International National Health Service under our Government . Follow the money .

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  13. Flotsam says:

    It’s true. I’m reasonably old, wrong side of 70, just. I suspect a quite a few on here are fairly old. The reason…..we can remember Britain as it was and the BBC when it was a creative and pioneering entity. I’m not sure if it was ever independent and truly impartial but it did at least adhere to some standards. However I think I’m living in a nightmare.
    Please forgive me for saying this but I am in mourning for Britain, the great country as it was and for the BBC which was reasonably moral and informative. The deterioration I see in every aspect of living in Britain is absolutely shocking. The rot stated in the sixties but has accelerated in recent years into a crescendo of utter nonsense.

    I became aware of the scale of the problem with Brexit. The bias in BBC broadcasting was so obvious that I had to cease watching and listening to anything BBC. I was incredibly angry that a service paid for by the public was being used to tell that very same public that they were stupid knuckledraggers and racist fascists. The problem for me as someone that grew up with the BBC is the complete dislocation I felt.
    This was followed by the stupidest response to Covid imaginable. When Covid was first recognised and lockdowns followed in various countries round the world I thought, “well that’s what those foreigners do”, I was sure we’d just get on with it, how wrong I was. When the first lockdown was announced I couldn’t believe it. I was certain the economy would be trashed. I had issues trying to stay sane in the face of constant flawed decision making by the Government driven by the BBC, MSM and Labour party. Smarmer, ever the opportunist for making a cheap shot constantly had Johnson/Government on the run.
    MMGW and so called Green solutions are being driven by scientifically ignorant people.
    We have all this woke and trans stuff.
    Muslim militancy.

    Madness. Madness. Madness

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Flotsam, I think the problem is a spiritual one; we have abandoned the God of our fathers and we have abandoned God’s Word.

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  14. digg says:

    Great British Sewing Bee…. What can I say… tonight’s example is a perfect example of how to take an interesting idea and totally fuck it up with inclusivity….

    Even VIS magazine would struggle to come up with a parody of this quality of utter shite.

    If it wasn’t so sad to see real TV die it would be hilarious – just about every “out of the ordinary” group is featured and heavily promoted.

    Of course they always include an elderly hideously white old “English” lady just to trash everything she creates.

    I cannot understand why the shows long term celebrities can sit back, be dictated to by the woke producers, zip up and take this utter crap seriously unless of course it’s the appearance fee!

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  15. taffman says:

    “Boris Johnson says he has handed over Covid WhatsApps”
    “Mr Johnson is urging the government to hand the material to the inquiry in full, without redactions.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-65770586
    True or false ?
    The answer is a piece of cake .

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  16. digg says:

    Media fascination with AI taking over humanity as if it is a life form.

    Now correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t AI 100% depend on the supply of electricity so if it goes rogue don’t you just switch the electricity supply off?

    In other words if your toaster started to try to threaten and control you you would just unplug it.

    I am however not a “scientist”……… Maybe they are such deep thinkers that maybe they have not taken this into account.

    Or maybe as I believe they are simply raving bonkers twats trying to become famous!

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    • RightSide says:

      AI is like the internet – so deeply interwoven into our existence that switching it off just won’t work. Our whole worldwide system would collapse.

      The current fuss is more about the corporate AIs like Google and ChatGPT facing much greater competition from open source projects that can quite easily achieve the same if not better results.

      And they can’t control the output of those independent AIs. ATM, ChatGTP hires thousands of human censors (in Kenya) to try to make the AI fit politically correct agendas. Much like the BBC, they are trying to get it to answer in a way that goes against facts or stats.

      The call for regulation is because they don’t want to repeat the mistake they made with the internet in that it was too well established to do much about it by the time they realised. Their only option then was to do what the Chinese did with the Great Firewall of China, but that would never of gone down in the West.

      Those entities that have dictated social policy for the last 20 years know that they cannot do so with AI as they have done with MSM. It won’t work. They fear that more than anything.

      The only hope they have is regulating all AIs to speak newspeak.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m still waiting to hear what this AI thingy is … if it’s that big on Amazon telling what else I don’t need to buy then I do understand what a threat to humanity it is – I really don’t need another set of headphones .. actually thinking about it .. I do …

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  17. digg says:

    BBC 2 Death of Stalin…. Just another BBC propaganda exercise trying to equate Putin with Stalin by depicting Putin’s regime like Stalins and Stalin as a mad deranged dictator.

    Full of lies and suppositions. A lie is only the truth if you can make enough people believe it.

    It’s bloody relentless….

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  18. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    Just Stop Oil…

    Now they want to stop us having pets and livestock too, so there’s more space for wildlife, apparently… more utterly illogical nonsense. They’re just spoilt kids stamping their feet and demanding more all the time.

    Honestly, I don’t think they’ve thought any of this through.

    What WOULD happen if we ‘just stopped oil’ (which they say BEGINS with the instant and complete termination of all extraction and use of fossil fuels)?

    I’m pretty sure there would soon be a whole lot of shortages (and growing), as transport, manufacturing, and agriculture all ground to a virtual standstill, leading to hyperinflation, malnutrition, untreated diseases, that sort of thing.

    Which would lead to soaring crime, pandemics/plague, starvation, war, consumption of anything anyone could catch (goodbye wildlife), cannibalism…

    Soon followed by the complete collapse of society, real four horsemen of the apocalypse type stuff, I’d say, especially in this country, with some 70 million people trying to survive on the natural resources that could, possibly, support a few million at best.

    Ultimately resulting in the demise of a very large fraction of the population (with all their decomposing corpses lying all over the place producing quite a lot of CO2, methane etc…).

    The few left alive would be thrown back centuries and struggling to eke out a life in the kind of poverty and want most of us (and certainly your average JSO campaigner) can barely imagine. They’d have to totally reinvent the kind of technologies and lifestyles we haven’t had in this country since the Middle Ages (or earlier). Life expectancy would plummet, childbirth and basic accidents/maladies would often prove fatal, the vast majority would have to spend their days breaking their backs and toiling in the mud, year round just to produce enough to survive, and ‘law’ would depend on the whim of the local (crime)lord and his thugs. Traveling to the next hamlet, five miles away would be a major expedition, and just surviving the winter cause for celebration.

    Someone ought to educate them.

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    • Scroblene says:

      They’re already ‘educated’, Big…

      They’ve been addled by several years of the Blair legacy of crap tertiary college nutters spewing leftie bile and venom at them while their parents toiled to pay to keep them off the unemployment lists.

      I’m more interested to learn how Al Pacino got his leg over without a crane…

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  19. andyjsnape says:

    Ben Roberts-Smith: Top Australian soldier loses war crimes defamation case
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-65773942

    In a perfect world this brave hero wouldn’t have been there. I can only image what the taliban did. but presume they are more than perfect

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  20. JohnC says:

    Phillip Schofield: ITV announces external review of how it handled affair
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-65769939

    Just reading this article and smiling to myself how ITV – who have become more woke than the BBC themselves in recent times – have exposed themselves to be the exact same rotten, nasty, lying hypocrites as the BBC.

    I particularly liked this bit:

    “Following a complaint made by Dr Ranj, we appointed an external and independent adviser to carry out a review. This external review found no evidence of bullying or discrimination.”

    After a complaint by this creature they employed:

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    I don’t know whether laugh or cry. It’s all a 3rd rate farce by activists who want to remake our society in line with their own political ideology.

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  21. Thoughtful says:

    Last night doing some research I came across something which explains our current political woes very well and that is the wartime philospher Karl Popper and his “open society” theory.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Open_Society_and_Its_Enemies

    Poppers view is of the closed society being typified by Nazi Germany with only one race & religion and hence you can see where the idea of ‘diversity’ comes from.

    George Soros was a friend of Karl Popper and is a huge believer in his phiiosophy. As I only came across this last night and I haven’t heard much about it on other forums attacking the woke nonsense, the commentary on this needs to be searched for.

    However as per usual we find the evil George Soros behind it all, and it wouldn’t surprise me to discover his money behind certain Tory MPs knowing Tory think tanks such as ‘Bright Blue’ are taking money from him.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I went past a C of E primary school yesterday . It was closed . Apparently it is ‘half term’ – clearly damaging childrens’ education … anyway … there was a great big blue and white banner on the outside of the school . It said something like ‘this school supports children’s ‘ Human Rights and it a Silver UN member ‘…
      I thought this a bit ‘off’ and reminded me of those banners they use in totalitarian regimes …. I wondered what the teachers in that school are like – and what indoctrination the kids are getting …..

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News

    On a grey morning – you need a cheer up . So bbc news provides the service . There is to be a ‘weather health warning app’ . This will have 4 grades ranging from green ( the weather is ok ) through to ‘red ‘ meaning it’s ‘very hot and you will die ‘…. I spilt me tea on this one .
    But it’s crafty propaganda eh? It supports the lie about ‘man made global warming ‘ thus enabling turning lives into crap because of ‘extremes ‘ and keeps the fear narrative going .
    We must either fear a jumped up flu virus or fear the weather or fear something else . Our whole media functions on fear . Now a Piece about ‘mental health ‘…. Or Phil Schofield …
    And on the TV queer as I write a blue labour MP – a Toby or a Jeremy type – is being interviewed by comrade Robinson about mr scholfield – someone I have never watched on TV ( I don’t do ITV) … apparently there is to be an independent public inquiry about phil and an unknown ‘younger friend ‘ with who he had a ‘horizontal relationship ‘ (Or maybe standing up )
    This is important for something or other . The PM is monitoring the situation and cobra has been set up . Messages of support have been coming in from world leaders and a ‘help line ‘ if you’ve been affected by the ‘issues ‘ is available . I can provide the number if you need it ….

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  23. Johnda says:

    Did any one watch The Gallows Pole last night set in 18th Century Yorkshire about weavers and being the BBC they couldn’t leave it alone and they have have an ethnic couple. Also the acting was dreadful and everyone was so clean and in very tidy clothing.
    Gave it 20 mins then off it went. Critics say it was great especially the Guardian need I say more.
    A question did I get this wrong. I would be happy to be corrected

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    • JohnC says:

      Reminds me of the film Kingsman 2.

      The reviews absolutely hated it. From start to finish. As I read them, I realised they hated the whole film for one reason : it implied a woman went to a festival looking for sex.

      So I watched it – and it was the most entertaining film I had seen for a long time. It’s focus was entertainment : not agenda.

      I learned a valuable lesson from that. That the Left can totally and absolutely hate anything that doesn’t fit their agenda simply for that reason. And once they do, it’s without qualifiers. It’s pure hate. Similarly they can pretend they really like something for the same reason.

      And I’ve noticed since then that it also applies to people. They hate Trump, Boris, Farage and JRM for exactly the same ideological reason. It’s total and absolute hate purely because they ideological disagree with them.

      It’s this which explains to me how they have murdered so many millions of innocent people throughout history. And remember Hitler was an ideological driven socialist however much they try to tell us he was far-right.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Apparently it was “written” by the man who did “This is England”. I didn’t like that either.

      He provides a plot outline, then the actors ad lib around it. This is an important reason why it is ahistorical shit.

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      • TrickCyclist says:

        “A Film by Shane Meadows”
        A warning rather than a recommendation.

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    • Johnda says:

      Thanks to all of you who replied and confirmed I am not alone in my thoughts . Thanks

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I lasted 10 minutes – reminded me of one of those god awful Ken loach jobs with ‘natural actors ‘… yuk

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Britain needs Lerts, be a Lert today

    Apparently, according to TOADY and the 6 a.m. news in the crazy Elfin Safety, must live for ever, world in which we are all forced to live now we have the opportunity to sign up on-line (what?! there’s another danger, right there!) to receive a Government A Lert of warm, a bit warmer, really quite nice, and positively hot and sunny weather should it ever arrive in the UK – again.

    Now I post as a once-upon-time youngster who wilted in the warmest weather. Now, in old age, after a brush with the lowest grade of skin cancer and with rapidly thinning blood, I long for 75°-80°C sunny weather (the sort that had me wilting as a pre-teen) where I can cast a clout, put on shorts and just a short-sleeved shirt and feel comfortable. Right now, my hands are cold as I type.

    The very vulnerable elderly may be helped by this hot weather alert but it really needs to be directed to the young, especially the affluent young, who drink too much alcohol and finding they are still too hot jump into lakes, streams, rivers or the sea and find the shock of the cold water together with the effect of the alcohol results in their drowning. Or alternatively, they dive head first into water that is too shallow and hit their heads, or hit their heads on a rock, and drown unconscious.

    It happens every hot summer BBC, last year for just a few days and in 2020 for a few months. How about warning the young and vulnerable about those dangers, HMG and BBC?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      I fear my grip of reality is slipping a bit … but has the British government really spent taxpayers ‘ cash on an ‘app’ to tell us whether it’s hot or not ?

      Also – linked perhaps – the sea off of Bournemouth has been arrested after 2 teenagers died in it yesterday . …. Maybe if they’d had the ‘app’ things might not have happened .

      BTW up2 – do you really like ‘80C’?

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, yes please bring it on. 80°C is good for me, although too hot for an elderly neighbour. Hang on a mo’. Thought you liked to escape cold Blighty for a bit of Mediterranean warmth, Fed?

        A jet ski was mentioned at one point when Mishal Husain & Nick Robinson were discussing what isn’t in the newspapers from Bournemouth. Jet skis do not run on electricity, do they? Oooh that is baaaaAAD! I can feel a ban on jet skis being proposed for HMG to legislate on and promoted, aided and abetted by the BBC.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Yes – ban something – ban jet skis – ban AI – ban unauthorised sea use – I’m back in the heat in a couple of weeks … the mozzies will be queueing up …..

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          • Guest Who says:

            Avoid the sniffer dogs.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Mozzies are downside, Fed, of good hot weather in summer and I post as one vulnerable. Think they might be bad this year. However, they are good for the birds.

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      • Guest Who says:

        I am creating an App set to save, and make millions.

        It automatically adds ‘Allegedly’ or ‘Reportedly’ to anything one writes publicly, thereby rendering one immune from any comeback on accuracy, offence, etc.

        The irony is that it is inspired by BBC staff, who will not see the ads on my feed, because… bl…

        That said, they likely don’t need it.

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    • Charlie Farley says:

      Up2snuff ,
      Reply to your 7.56 post ,
      Darwin theory in practice….weadles out the Stupid first ! !

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Charlie, all – sadly – too true although it can happen at University also.

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  25. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – aah, so that is it! Thank you Mr Eardley.

    Gradually the truth escapes. Nick Eardley, in the political segment after the 7.30 a.m. news bulletin ‘gives the game away’ on the supposed row between HMG and the chair of the Covid Inquiry, Baroness Hallett (hope I have the name right) and the possibility of HMG finding itself in Court. The supposed row is about Boris Johnson’s (who?) diaries, texts and WhatsApp messages with colleagues being redacted or withheld from scrutiny altogether.

    Nick Eardley lets slip that it is the Civil Service who are concerned about the record of their communications and advice with the PM and other Government Ministers at that time being made fully available to the Covid Inquiry. Now, I wonder what exactly Whitehall is anxious to withhold from public scrutiny? PPE advice? Furlough Scheme Advice?

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    • taffman says:

      Up2snuff
      “Follow the money”.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        taffman, not just that. Who gave the PM, Boris Johnson, whatever germs he had that he nearly died from. 😉

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  26. G says:

    This channel does the job the main-stream media did before they became beholden to the WEF and their Communist allies.

    ‘Clown Planet’.

    This particular short video on Scottish Windfarms will, as no doubt expected, show the disaster which is, “Green” and the so-called Scottish Government. Humorous.

    Enjoy:

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    • Up2snuff says:

      G, any mention of the SNP installing solar farms on previously productive farmland?

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  27. tomo says:

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    Sin at the BBC – from the DT

    STARTS Jack Nicholls, a leading voice of the BBC’s Formula One coverage, has been dismissed from a lead commentary role on Formula E for alleged inappropriate behaviour.

    Nicholls stood back from Radio 5 Live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend and also deleted his social media accounts after an inquiry was launched into allegations of inappropriate touching.

    One of the three allegations was reported to have been a younger member of staff who was in a relationship with Nicholls, in breach of the all-electric series guidelines.

    The BBC’s F1 team appears to have been caught unawares by the allegations which were all raised within Formula E.

    Two of the complaints were said to have been made by witnesses rather than those affected.

    A BBC source told Telegraph Sport “Jack made the decision to step back from commentating at the weekend”, but he remains at the BBC as a freelancer.

    The corporation had not received any complaints about his conduct, which emerged as he was preparing to broadcast on Radio 5 Live last week.

    He has been a regular on BBC coverage since 2016 as part of a team which includes Jolyon Palmer, a former F1 driver, and Jennie Gow.

    A Formula E spokesman said: “Formula E can confirm that an investigation was carried out in response to complaints of inappropriate behaviour received about Jack Nicholls. Following this investigation, Jack Nicholls’s contract to provide race commentary was terminated.”

    According to a report in The Times, allegations of inappropriate behaviour have taken place at locations around the world.

    Nicholls told the newspaper in a statement: “Although disappointed with the decision, I respect it and accept why it was taken. I want to take full responsibility for what I did and apologise unreservedly for a couple of isolated incidents that has made those concerned feel uncomfortable.

    “I never meant any harm and I am committed to making amends and to be more mindful of my behaviour in future.”ENDS

    The above means nothing to me but I’m sure someone likes watching cars driving around a track quite fast … again .. and again …

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  29. andyjsnape says:

    bBC news?

    MasterChef finalist Terri: Why I made Nan’s dippy eggs and soldiers
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-65766213

    Surely the 23,000 staff at the bBC could actually find some news

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    • Guest Who says:

      You jest.

      Somewhere, deep within the W1A cubicle gardens, a press release pops up, is copied, and pasted.

      #CCBGB big time.

      Now, if it was Soaf….

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Maybe she should do a double act with alistair Campbell ..or that margolyse loop

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        • Guest Who says:

          Mad Al does sooo well wiv wimmin sharing the gig.

          But the BBC would go ga ga.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Guest, I assume you refer Phoullobee, the current meeejah obsession, by the crossword like Soaf?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Greta.jpg

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      • Dickie says:

        Can she actually read?

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        • JohnC says:

          I remember her doing a speech and as she moved from one paragraph to the next you clearly saw her facial expression change to match the anger/sorrow/despair narrative it contained. It very obviously had a cue on there to tell her how to act. It was 100% acting.

          Since then I never took her seriously. Though I have to admit the little-reported fact that she said she can see CO2 rising from rubbish dumps had already done that.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “The home economics department at her former high school watched her MasterChef journey with interest.”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-65766213

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Today again

    Meesh interview Larry Summers – a yank federal economy wonk – he is doom and gloom – brexit bad -sez Larry – stagflation sez Larry – higher rates sez Larry – doomed sez Larry …
    .. at the end meesh sounded so chirpy about Larry’s bad news … most of which I agreed with – although as for brexit – he should stick to looking at his own failing country – not ours … but then again he must be WEF …

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    • Guest Who says:

      Somewhere, deep within a W1A middle storey production meeting, an editor demands… as folk seem happier… “get back Larry”.

      Not enough morbidly depressing Yanks…

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  31. AsISeeIt says:

    The under-fire boss girl and widow’s fire edition

    The merits of dating older men – and I should know – no, this isn’t that young chap involved in the Phillip Schofield affair. This is Emma Flint opining in the ‘i’ newspaper: I don’t judge Noor Alfallah and Al Pacino – there are lots of merits to being with an older man. There may be a 54-year age difference but we shouldn’t judge them blindly

    I’m sorry but one can’t help thinking of Mrs Merton’s legendary comment: “So Debbie, what first attracted you to the millionaire, Paul Daniels?”

    Then there’s: Seven talks you need to have with your teenager – and no, that’s not relationship advice from our Phil the ITV grey fox – that’s Telegraph columnist Rowan Pelling with her family advice

    Meanwhile the Mirror headline appears to run defence for the woke ITV management: ITV fury over Phil affair ‘cover-up’ – but wasn’t the company helping Phil with his cover-up? (allegedly – and according to Eamonn Holmes)

    The Express, likewise, appears to suggest nothing institutional or corporate about the scandal: ITV: ‘We trusted Phillip… we feel badly let down’

    The Daily Mail however, are not so forgiving of the broadcaster: Humiliated ITV forced to order Schofield inquiry… After Mail revelations, under-fire boss launches independent probe

    ITV boss… who she?

    Dame Carolyn McCall, a British businesswoman of Scottish and Irish descent. She has been the chief executive of ITV since 2018. She previously served as the chief executive of easyJet from 2010 to 2017 (Thank you Wiki)

    Speaking in a bombshell interview, the broadcaster [Eamonn Holmes] agreed with his fellow GB News presenter Dan Wootton who suggested that anyone who questions ITV’s ‘woke narrative’ is pushed out the door.

    He said that ITV liked a ‘certain order, even if that order is corrupt’, suggesting that presenters who went against their mandate, such as Jeremy Kyle and Piers Morgan, were removed while those like Phillip Schofield ‘were protected’. (Daly Mail)

    Speaking of boss girls under fire, it is the turn of the Guardian to bring us today’s dose of frontpage photo-propagandalism: A US-made armoured vehicle flying a large Ukrainian flag… (well, why bother with camouflage when this operation is strictly for the cameras) …coming to an abrupt halt by a tree line… releasing a platoon of soldiers… (of course featured front and centre of the squad is a diminiative pretty GI Jane) Soldiers of the 3rd Assault Brigade training in the Donetsk countryside for the counteroffensive – western media having learned not to feature the swastika-badged Ukrainian Azov Brigade: Profile: Who are Ukraine’s far-right Azov regiment? The far-right neo-Nazi group has expanded to become part of Ukraine’s armed forces, a street militia and a political party. (Al-Jazeera when our media cover up – ask an arab)

    The advertising freebie Metro goes with: Russian threat after Moscow attack… UK leaders ‘legitimate targets’ – I think this headline is supposed to garner support for their proxy war – whereas I doubt the general public could care less if Putin’s mob take a pop at our present crop of politicians.

    On an even spicier racier note: When my husband died, ‘widow’s fire’ drove me to have sex with 15 men in a year (Femail Magazine) – it’s at times like this we like to quote Michael Winner’s famous advertising slogan: “Calm down, dear”

    And the ‘i’ features: How to have better sex by Britain’s bedroom podcasters – anyone feel things hotting up around here?

    UK’s new traffic light warning system for heatwaves (‘i’) – here we go… I can see the headlines now: Record highest eva run of red light warning days

    In fact this will provide yet further excuses for our failing infrastructure. From the people who brought you leaves-on-the-line and wrong-type-of-snow now we’ll have sorry no service on red light days.

    And finally, drawing a definitive line under this rather too spicey edition: The menopause business Private treatment booming (‘i’) – good to know all that recent relentless massive corporate media push on the subject has born fruit, so to speak

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  32. Dickie says:

    Jeffrey Epstein and “friends”:

    https://21stcenturywire.com/2023/05/31
    /epstein-pal-jes-staley-throws-jamie-dimon-under-the-bus-setting-stage-for-legal-battle/

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  33. taffman says:

    Hey Dickie
    Who are you batting for ?

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    • Dickie says:

      The truth. Slava Ukraini and Seig Heil.

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      • JohnC says:

        Same as me. It’s the USA tackling what it sees are future conflicts by provoking Russia now so they can be destroyed ready for the big one with China.

        Meanwhile the poor Ukranian people are the ones paying the price while we are being fed propaganda like the German people were in WW2.

        Is it right or wrong in terms of the bigger future threat ?. I don’t know. But it is what it is and we are not being told.

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  34. MarkyMark says:

    ‘We are living in the era of the worship of lies’ | Laurence Fox gives his take on woke society

    ……………..

    2017 ….
    I believe, in my opinion, that we have looked for greatness in the mundane. Trying to make everyone winners, means we all lose. Irony in the most profound sense.

    Lets take a quick look at who is empowered in the world … this list is not exhaustive, but gives you a good indication of what the World’s political landscape looks like …

    Canada Justin Trudeau sets World Record In avoiding questions – 18 Times – wastes everyone’s time in Parliament

    We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men.

    Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe since 1987) farts at summit (has also been found sleeping in Parliament, he was 89 years at the time, still holding onto power at 93)

    Krystyna Pawlowicz, a Polish MP from the ruling Eurosceptic PiS party, has written a letter to Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission), accusing him of “alcohol dependency” … Juncker apparently took a nap in the Vatican during the celebration of the EU’s 60th anniversary

    Diane Abbott (Shadow Home Secretary – UK Security) not read a major report (Harris Report) on London Attacks. Won her seat with 75% in GE2017.

    Now go and read or watch some of these people …

    Douglas Murray, Thomas Sowell, Andrew Breitbart, Carl Sagan, Thomas Paine, Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Mark Steyn, Trey Gowdy.

    “We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men. (link opens video)“

    https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/07/05/new-world/#comment-850202

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  35. MarkyMark says:

    THERE IS NO MONEY …..

    How much has the UK spent on the war in Afghanistan?
    While it provided valuable support to Afghan citizens, including women and girls, it failed to make substantial progress towards its strategic objectives. Over two decades, the UK disbursed nearly £3.5 billion in aid to stabilise Afghanistan and build a functional state.24 Nov 2022

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  36. taffman says:

    MarkyMark
    I think Lawrence should allay has Reclaim Party with Reform UK ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      https://www.reformparty.uk/reformisessential

      1. Reform our Economy:
      To succeed faster growth is vital. Higher growth rates are the only way to better wages and more tax revenues that can be invested in better healthcare and other public services. Our bold economic vision frees up over 6 million people from paying Income Tax and frees up over 1.2 million small businesses and self-employed from paying Corporation Tax. We would also aim to remove a raft of other stifling taxes in a responsible, timely way. This will generate much faster growth than seen in recent decades. We must also stop wasting taxpayers’ money.

      2. Reform our Public Sector:
      We must be ambitious, seeking faster, more efficient public services that work better for us all. For example, with health,
      we should demand zero waiting lists and we have a bold plan to achieve this vision. Our police need to focus on preventing
      crime and catching criminals. Our schools must educate our children properly to prepare them for a competitive, challenging world. Our Border Force must protect our borders.

      3. Reform our Energy Strategy:
      We all care about the environment and want cleaner air, and we can do this in a strategic, affordable way. Yet the Westminster Net Zero plan is making
      us all net poorer whilst creating more emissions overall as it outsources them overseas. It is therefore net stupid. It
      is adding huge extra costs to us all as consumers and to our businesses. This will send hundreds of thousands of British
      jobs to China and elsewhere. Our energy plan will use our own energy treasure under our feet, and create thousands
      of British jobs, by making our industries competitive again. It will save consumers considerable amounts of money on their
      bills every year. We would also nationalise 50% of key utility companies to stop consumers being ripped off with the other
      50% being owned by British pension funds for British pensioners.

      4. Reform our Institutions:
      Major change is needed to the bodies that impact our lives — the unelected cronyism of the House of Lords, the unaccountable civil service and the bloated BBC. Reform
      is essential to our voting system so it is fairer and more representative; the twoparty system embeds the status quo and prevents real change.
      I hope you find this of interest.

      Please do get in touch with your thoughts.

      …………………………..

      https://www.reclaimparty.co.uk/manifesto

      Reclaim Britain
      The Reclaim Party Manifesto
      We want to Reclaim. We want to Reclaim our freedoms, we want to Reclaim our institutions, we want to Reclaim our government.

      We want genuine diversity of thought, inclusive of all identities and persuasions.

      We want equality of opportunity, not outcome.

      We want to take politics out of our state institutions.

      We want to pay our taxes for services, not lectures.

      It is our belief that anything which is not expressly prohibited by the state is therefore permitted.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      He should join my ‘no government party ‘….

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  37. MarkyMark says:

    Building stability and institutions: We will work to lay the foundations for a more prosperous Sudan,
    with better governance, more inclusive economic development, and a coordinated approach to tackling
    climate shocks. By 2021, we will work to improve the country’s overall macro-economic performance,
    providing technical advice on critical issues such as reduction of subsidies, economic development, and
    harmonisation of exchange rates. In addition, we will support wider institutional strengthening through
    initiatives such as supporting public financial management in four targeted states of Sudan, improved
    transparency and revenue generation, and the empowerment of over 100,000 people to hold their local
    authorities to account. We will work to address the causes of migration, modern slavery and radicalisation,
    encouraging Sudanese people to contribute to a productive future in Sudan.

    Click to access Sudan-Profile.pdf

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “UROPE appears to be falling apart. Germany is now officially in recession as de-industrialisation follows its green energy policies and the catastrophic damage to the Nord Stream pipelines. As Bloomberg put it last week: ‘Europe’s economic engine is breaking down’. France remains in uproar as protests continue nationwide. And any idea that that it is trying to free itself from the shackles of carbon neutrality is wishful thinking at best, naïve at worst. Dutch farmers are still under attack from their own government after the EU approved a farm buy-out plan to meet their climate goals.

      Perhaps it is not surprising that the European Parliament hosted an event a couple of weeks ago titled ‘Beyond Growth‘, as that is the clear direction of travel for much of Europe.”

      https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/as-europe-founders-is-common-sense-making-a-long-overdue-return/

      Lucy Wyatt

      June 1, 2023

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  38. Fedup2 says:

    Ok – last week the bbc ran with the suella story for 5 days . Today a labour mp has been suspended following allegations of =- maybe sexual assault – how long will this run ? Will be be arrested ? Charged ?
    Will it get the full bbc treatment ? You know the answer .

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  39. pugnazious says:

    Does Labour have a ‘woman problem’?

    Does the BBC have a ‘woman problem’?

    ‘A Labour MP has had the party whip suspended following allegations of sexual harassment.

    Geraint Davies, the MP for Swansea West since 2010, has been accused of subjecting five younger female colleagues to unwanted physical and verbal sexual attention.’

    ‘Jack Nicholls, a leading voice of the BBC’s Formula One coverage, has been dismissed from a lead commentary role on Formula E, the all-electric motor racing series, for alleged inappropriate behaviour.

    Nicholls stood back from Radio 5 Live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend and also deleted his social media accounts after an inquiry was launched into allegations of inappropriate touching.’

    Naturally these aren’t one offs…..each organisation has had numerous people accused of such behaviour.

    When Boris, especially, was in charge the BBC ran a constant campaign against him ramping up minor issues and making them into ‘scandals’ until finally they forced him out of Office…..one of those attacks was a narrative that the Tories had ‘a problem with women’…..everytime a Tory was accused of a #metoo offence the BBC would put out there that maybe the Tories had a problem with women…no women were safe around Tories or that they just outright hate women….completely ignoring the fact that just as many Labour or other Party’s people also had accusations made against them.

    It’s been going on a long time….from 2014…BBC headline…

    ‘Do the Conservatives have a problem with women?’

    However Labour get a free pass….as even the Mail notices…the BBC just isn’t interested in Labour’s ‘women problems’…..

    ‘When a female Labour MP, someone who campaigns bravely for women’s rights, comes out and says in public that the Labour Party has a ‘woman problem’, you would expect our national broadcaster to sit up and take notice. Perhaps even report the story.

    Yet the BBC chose to largely ignore Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury, after she wrote an article on Friday for the political news website Unherd that detailed the abuse she had been subjected to by Labour MPs in a debate last week on Nicola Sturgeon’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill.’

    The BBC was going on, yet again and again and again, this morning about the threat to elections posed by social media…and yet it is the likes of the BBC that poses the biggest threat to our democracy as it skews and corrupts its reporting in order to favour one Party…or rather to demonise and discredit one particular Party….and succeeded in toppling Boris, Truss and Raab….and is busy as ever trying to unseat the Home Secretary…not to mention the whole Government as well as attempting to get Brexit reversed….did you listen to Today this morning? LOL.

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  40. MarkyMark says:

    Ecotricity, the organisation headed by Just Stop Oil’s multimillionaire backer Dale Vince, received £179,743 in government grants in 2021/22 according to new research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA). The same Ecotricity which is funnelling millions into the Labour Party…
    order-order.com

    ……………….

    In 2010, the then Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, said the UK Government would end direct aid to the Chinese Government. While government-to-government aid has ended, some aid and technical assistance focused on China has continued.
    https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9762/

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  41. Fedup2 says:

    Interesting piece in the guardian by Larry Elliot ? Describing why blue labour is red labour . Apparently the ‘British public ‘ approves of the economy being based on endless borrowing and printing more money …..

    … but he doesn’t describe the effect – or when the benefits tit runs out of milk … I wonder if the economic descent will be far faster than imagined ? With rates far higher than currently predicted ? Yeah I know it’s Fedup trademark pessimism – I just hope – in a bit – I’m wrong …

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  42. Eddy Booth says:

    “Ukraine: Former British soldier Julian Thorn killed in car crash”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-65769586

    British-mercenary-jpg.webp
    “Mr Thorn regularly posted images from Ukraine to social media”

    “A former British soldier has been killed in a car crash in Ukraine, his family has confirmed.
    Julian Thorn had travelled from Hexham, Northumberland, to help refugees and train Ukrainian fighters to use military equipment sent from the UK.”🙄

    Killing safari over!
    No great loss – died for his globalist masters.

    ‘Mr Thorn’s family are hoping to raise £15,000 for the repatriation of his body.
    “It would mean everything because we need to bring him back whole,” Ms Lathbury said.’

    Hope it’s all Net Zero compliant.

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  43. andyjsnape says:

    The witch hunt continues, front page news on the bBC webshte

    Donald Trump recorded saying he kept classified file after leaving office
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65775163

    Reported by the bBC’s joined at the hips partner CNN, it has to be true then

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  44. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – unwise Sarah revisits ‘the Houchen Scandal’

    I very nearly wrote a letter of complaint to the D-G over the Montcutie’s interview with the Mayor of Middlesborough, Ben Houchen, yesterday. Sarah unwisely revisits the interview today and gets the local Labour MP (sorry, forgotten name) to comment. It became clear during Sarah’s chat with the Labour female MP that the whole thing appears to be a personal attack on Ben Houchen by the Labour Party.

    Our Stew Green may or may not confirm whether my impression is correct.

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  45. MarkyMark says:

    Every Canadian cigarette will soon carry a health warning
    Published
    17 hours ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65755793

    ………………

    Trudeau vows to freeze anti-mandate protesters’ bank accounts
    Published
    15 February 2022
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-60383385

    ………………..

    Trudeau (I’m a feminist) hails “ (Muslim) sisters upstairs” at sex-segregated mosque

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Not sure the gents standing immediately behind Trudeau approve, MM.

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  46. taffman says:

    “Stop the Boats” & Control Immigration! We have been invaded .
    A reminder of the Con-Socialists pledge.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-to-control-and-reduce-immigration

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Home Office, and The Rt Hon David Cameron
      Published
      21 May 2015

      Dealing with those who shouldn’t be here. That starts with making Britain a less attractive place to come and work illegally. The truth is it has been too easy to work illegally and employ illegal workers here.

      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-to-control-and-reduce-immigration

      …………………

      Samantha Cameron: Chinese factories can be better than British ‘sweat shops’
      Cameron said her fashion label Cefinn is manufactured in China because British factories failed the audit

      By
      Anita Singh,
      ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
      26 June 2020 • 7:27pm
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/26/samantha-cameron-chinese-factories-can-better-british-sweat/

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    • taffman says:

      This once great country is sadly lacking a government and a leader that cares for its own people . remember this readers when the next General Election comes along.
      Remember that there are more than two political parties .

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      • MarkyMark says:

        REF: MP’s Expenses

        Thank you for your recent email regarding MP’s expenses. Due to Covid MPs and their staff have to work from home. As constituency business is a private matter and conversations should not be overheard by other members of the household it is important we have headsets and earphones to be able to work in privacy. It is right that MPs staff are not out of pocket for this. However I cannot comment on individual claims, as this is a matter for IPSA.

        Yours sincerely,
        Darren Henry MP Member of Parliament for Broxtowe
        Co-Chair Midlands Engine APPG

        Dear Darren Henry,

        Do you think it is right that MPs can use expenses to buy air pods (headphones) at £158.99 when UK MPs are given a handsome wage which increases each year (2010 £65,738 to 2021 £81,932) ?

        14/01/2020 Office Costs Airpods with wireless charging case Equipment – purchase (Other office equipment) £158.99

        https://www.mpsexpenses.info/?#!/mp/421 https://www.theipsa.org.uk/mp-costs/interactive-map/ https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=24773

        Yours sincerely

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  47. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ ….

    … is not apparently a term-time thing. It happens at half-term and during the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays only. Then parents whose children receive free school meals are struggling to feed their young goats, let alone their children. (Sorry, I have been indoctrinated by a late teacher friend to not refer to children as ‘kids’)

    M/s Coomar (alt. spelling Kumar) is sent to investigate the work of a charity that gives ‘free’ places on holiday trips to children during the school holidays where the children get ‘free’ food. Needless to say, M/s Coomar gets a dig in at the previously Conservative controlled South Gloucestershire Council.

    What with Framing Today yesterday morning, and Charlotte Smith attacking the Conservative Government, I think, twice it appears to be open season on the Conservative Party in government. “Come and take a pop at them, everyone.”. I thought hunting was disapproved of by ‘the Left’.

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  48. NameNotNumber says:

    The BBC debunk the 15-minute city/community ‘conspiracy’:
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/8jpD5SxaAgxj/

    The ‘conspiracy’ theory that the BBC debunk:

    Sorry, I think I may have got the two videos mixed up but it’s very difficult to tell the difference.

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