474 Responses to Midweek 7 June 2023

  1. micknotmike says:

    been a while, but here we are.


  2. micknotmike says:

    According to the bbc, The Russians are responsible for blowing up the dam on the Dnipro river. I suggest they get “bbc verify” to check that one out. In my humble it was either the americans, or Ukraine acting under nato orders.


    • JohnC says:

      Well, reading up on reasons Russia might do it and reasons Ukraine might do it, I am definitely inclined to agree.

      Just like the Nord stream pipeline, it makes no sense for Russia to do it and perfect sense for Ukraine (by which I mean Ukraine, the USA, the EU and us because it’s basically an alliance now).

      I just read one justification that Russia did it to make life more difficult in that area for Ukraine after Russia lose it during the ‘counter offensive’ !!!.

      Who writes that nonsense ?. They would do it at the point of withdrawing instead of making so many problems for themselves now.


  3. Nibor says:

    In Re ;

    The civil serpents and Border Farce deciding what government decisions are morally right and whether to enact them .
    Special pleading here but ,

    Why didn`t they say they would not enforce the morally wrong infliction of penalties and impounding of lorry drivers vehicles when “clandestines ” ( bogus asylum seekers ) broke into their vehicles to break into our country ?

    Innocents being punished .

    Against paragraph 39 of the Magna Carta .


    • vlad says:

      ‘Civil serpents and Border Farce.’ ✔️

      I happen to know a few: leftists to a man.


      • JohnC says:

        Like the BBC, once the ratio of the staff reaches a certain level it becomes self-perpetuating.

        Those not welcome either don’t take the job or leave after a year or two when they feel unwelcome and don’t fit in.

        Once it gets to that stage and they are in all the decision-making positions, it’s impossible to rectify. Let that continue for decades and you have what we have today. The people who run the country do not reflect the people who live in it.


    • atlas_shrugged says:


      Great point. Para 39 of Magna Carta says:

      No free man shall be seized or imprisoned or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals, or by the law of the land.


  4. tomo says:

    meanwhile some seaside fun in Hawaii – be a shame if De Santis FL or Abbott TX flew some migrants over like Martha’s Vineyard – eh?


  5. vlad says:

    Nice of BBC to give feral little savage Mizzy a platform on Newsnight. He of “do you want to die?” and home invasions, who should be in jail not swanning around BBC studios being fêted.

    Kirsty Squawk introduces him as “a social media influencer” rather than “a nasty little criminal”, and that’s where I had to stop watching.

    Any masochists out there, fill your boots.


  6. StewGreen says:

    ITV reporter has important news to spread around the regions


    • harry142857 says:

      Great role model, real name Keith Graham, former drug dealer, father to numerous unsupported kids and ex bankrupt.No real job most of adulthood

      You can’t get much more stereotypical.


    • Guest Who says:

      Katie, Razzie and Dom. Dweem Teem.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Persecution of people with albinism (sometimes abbreviated PWA[1]) is based on the belief that certain body parts of albinistic people can transmit magical powers. Such superstition is present especially in some parts of the African Great Lakes region, it has been promulgated and exploited by witch doctors and others who use such body parts as ingredients in rituals, concoctions and potions with the claim that their magic will bring prosperity to the user (muti or medicine murder).[2]



  7. Richard Pinder says:

    Ten thoughts of a typical Civil Servant:

    (1) Rwanda is awful because its not White like Britain
    (2) Brexit Britain is awful because its not White like the EU
    (3) Hatred should be banned except hatred of Nigel Farage
    (4) Free Speech should be banned except for left-wing views
    (5) The unvaccinated and vaccine injured are criminals not Big Pharma
    (6) Covid Vaccines (Not Ivermectin) are Safe and Effective
    (7) Only the Civil Service can stop the Climate from Changing
    (8) Only the BBC can tell misinformation from the facts
    (9) Only the Counter-Disinformation Unit can tell disinformation from the truth
    (10) Only OFCOM can stop harm to Civil Servants by enforcing media censorship


    • Guest Who says:

      What was it about his selective pig thick hypocrisy that first attracted the bbc to JO’bsworth?


  8. Richard Pinder says:

    Communism returns with the Great Reset. PLANDEMIC “The Great Awakening”: https://www.onenewspage.com/video/20230605/15837025/PLANDEMIC-The-Great-Awakening.htm


  9. taffman says:

    Global warming,Y2K , mass invasion, COVID, war in Eastern Europe , and now we have Ai . Nothing but fear , fear fear !
    We in GB are in need of a strong leader.


    • Doublethinker says:

      I think it is increasingly unlikely that even a strong right of centre leader with a huge majority could halt the slide to hyperglobalism let alone reverse it.
      It’s not just the Uk Blob that must be overcome . I think that even this UK sovereign issue would be very difficult and take a minimum of 10 years followed by another ten years of consolidation even if there was no outside interference .But the globalists in the UN and all its agencies eg WHO , IMF , EU , a Democrat led USA , The Commonwealth headed up by Charles the Woke , would conspire against the UK and undermine us at every turn.
      It becomes harder every year for a nation to assert its sovereignty. We gave our politicians the chance in 2016 but they threw it back in our faces and are still clinging to the EU apron strings. They are also transferring sovereignty to the likes of the WHO as quickly as they can . They don’t want to exercise power on our behalf but want to be part of the globalist world government.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Brexit – a mistake.


      • taffman says:

        “We gave our politicians the chance in 2016 but they threw it back in our faces and are still clinging to the EU apron strings.”
        There is an alternative ……………………………https://www.reformparty.uk
        Formerly, The Brexit Party.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Just a year after he clinched a surprise majority in the general election, a visibly emotional Cameron, standing outside Number 10 on Friday morning alongside his wife, Samantha, said: “The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.”

          The prime minister campaigned hard in the divisive referendum on Britain’s relationship with the EU, appearing at hundreds of public events up and down the country to argue that Brexit would be an act of “economic self-harm”.

          But a frustrated electorate used the poll to reject the status quo and, as the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, described it, “stick two fingers up” at Britain’s politicians.

          “I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU. I made clear the referendum was about this, and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself.

          “But the British people made a different decision to take a different path. As such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction,” Cameron said.



          • taffman says:

            And we are still waiting for the present government to “Get Brexit Done”.


            • MarkyMark says:

              2016 – the British People have spoken.

              2023 … Brexit: Rishi Sunak broke his word over EU laws, says Jacob Rees-Mogg. Former Conservative minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused Rishi Sunak of breaking his word after the government ditched plans to allow thousands of EU-era laws to expire by the end of 2023.11 May 2023


    • kingkp says:

      You missed out the biggie – The War on Terror. Isn’t it funny how we NEVER hear about Islamic terror any longer nor those terribly dangerous how-grown Muslims? It might make you wonder about just who really was behind the 7/7 tube bombings if you were of a conspiratorial bent. After all, where has ISIS gone?


  10. andyjsnape says:

    BBC, BA and Boots issued with ultimatum by cyber gang Clop

    Heading states “by cyber gang Clop”

    Then the bbc website states
    “Cyber security research previously suggested Clop could be responsible ” so someone suggested

    “However, researchers say the criminals are not to be trusted” – no way

    More fairytale information to follow no doubt


  11. Scroblene says:

    Isn’t a bit rich for taxpayers to have to fork out for yet another ‘department’ at the BBC called (stupidly), “Verify”, which has the non-job of looking at stories and saying whether they’re right or wrong, when the sole purpose of a proper journalist is to look for a story and get things right in the first place?

    TV taxpayers really don’t need the extra burden of this internal quango, ‘staffed’ by lots of kids with spreadsheets, undermanagers, autocue-readers and their ‘runners’, (where have we heard that word before), not to mention all the overheads like expensive telephone calls, interview expenses, travel, (first class), lots of hotel expenditure, in fact, all the expenditure that a normal hard-working private company has to earn without government assistance!

    Why can’t the general public expect the BBC to do their job of informing, educating and entertaining? The TV tax is just being tossed around at countless individuals as yet another layer of the BBC’s very own bureaucracy, and we don’t even know their credentials, their skills – and often their wages, except when you really are a fat cat, when a real journalist outside the Beeblob does her/his normal job!

    I don’t know why I’m asking good people here all these questions, but as it takes about three years to ever get an answer elsewhere, especially from W1AA, presumably someone will explain the answer …


  12. Foscari says:

    Yesterday was my wife’s and my 55th wedding anniversary .
    Our daughter Claire got us tickets for the musical comedy
    Mrs Doubtfire which recently opened in London after a
    preview run in Manchester. You may be wondering why
    I am writing about this on this biased BBC website?
    Because I expect the BBC would have nothing to do with
    it, why, It is absolutely terrific and almost not politically
    Gabriel Vick is fantastic as Mrs Doubtfire , In the mould
    of Eric idle as Stan aka Loretta in ” The Life of Brian”
    All of this would be too much for the BBC. The only bit
    of wokeness we see . Is that one of three children of the
    Hillard family is black, when their parents are white. But
    I will give that the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the boy was
    No this is not a show for Lizo Mzimba the Entertainment
    Correspondent of the BBC to review. Gabriel Vick is as
    good, if not better than Robin Williams in the film. But
    I am afraid that Lizo or anybody from the institutionally woke
    BBC who went to see the show would have heart attacks from
    all the cross dressing going on! By the way the songs and dancing are first rate as well.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Congratulations. It’s sounds a good show and a good present.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Mrs. Doubtfire: He was quite fond of the drink. It was the drink that killed him.
      Miranda: How awful, he was an alcoholic?
      Mrs. Doubtfire: No, he was hit by a Guinness truck, so it was quite literally the drink that killed him


  13. AsISeeIt says:

    Scumbags, tearaways, Tarquins and Darcy here in benighted Blighty edition

    Want to escape Harry headlines or that damned dam dominating on your frontpages?

    Then you’ll be obliged to turn to the tabloid Daily Star for a top news story that affects your real everyday life here in benighted Blighty: Inspector clueless… Just been robbed? Well don’t bother ringing 999… Police fail to solve single burglary in half of country… Officers are accused of giving in to scumbags

    Meanwhile on that BBC former flagship – now fatally holed beneath the waterline: BBC faces fury for giving TikTok tearaway Mizzy a platform: Teenager boasts in Newsnight interview how he doesn’t need to do ‘pranks’ anymore because he is ‘established’ (Daily Mail)

    More from the Star: Coppers failed to solve a single burglary in almost half of neighbourhoods in England and Wales. Perhaps they’re all busy helping Just Stop Oil Tarquins on the M25?

    Move over Tarquin and Greta, here’s Darcy

    I don’t know about those Tarquins… but the Guardian’s Darcy is making a repeat appearance in the press this morning – the cute little dear not needing to glue herself to our frontpages. This is the spring child tot with her dog Wilf who was snapped in the sunshine at Dogstival festival and previously, you’ll recall, popped up frontpage of the Gruan. This time she’s on the cover of the Daily Express – tending to indicate our British press like to think alike when it comes to global warming alarmism illustrations: On it’s way! ‘Iberian plume’ to bring soaring temperatures

    For some reason I’m now imagining Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins: “The plume in Iberia, is talked of mainly in the media”

    UK weather: hottest day of 2023 arrives this week with Iberian Plume… Temperatures will rise to highs of 27C in the south on Thursday (Times)

    UK weather: Temperature to hit 27C as sizzling ‘Iberian plume’ predicted (Mirror)

    It’s gonna be El… Spanish plume on its way (Daily Star) – the tabloid perhaps sensing its van-man readership have had little truck with GCSE geography

    In our own regions

    Sizzling ‘Iberian plume’ and 25C highs to hit UK – the forecast for Coventry and Warwickshire (Coventry Live – Reach Group)

    Three weeks ago…

    ‘African plume’ to bring 35C temperatures and scorching heatwave next month (Somerset Live, 13th May – Reach Group)

    The Telegraph names names: Dowden led unit that monitered Covid dissent… Oliver Dowden, the Deputy Prime Minister, was in charge of the Government’s secretive Counter Dissinformation Unit (CDU)

    Is the Times mocking the earnest Mirror’s ‘Danger Dogs’ campaign…?

    Miaow! I was savaged by a cat – says Carol Midgley

    And the prize for the most utterly concise tabloid celeb headline. Here’s a close contender: Duke launches political attack (Times)

    But the winner is: Mandy trolls Holly (Daily Star)


    • MarkyMark says:

      “The biggest evidence against this is the fact that Russia, having controlled the dam, could simply have lifted the floodgates at any point, if they wanted to effect a huge flood down stream and release of the reservoir. This is the same famous argument used in the Nordstream case. If Russia wanted to turn off the Nordstream to Europe why would they destroy it if they can simply turn it off at their end?”



      • digg says:

        100% Ukrainian cock-up followed by Ukrainian cover-up. They really are an untrustworthy bunch running Ukraine!


  14. MarkyMark says:

    2012 … “Two and a half years ago, the coalition government was formed, and we made a clear promise to the British public. After thirteen years of uncontrolled mass immigration, this government would reduce and control immigration.” – Theresa May 2012

    2015 … “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society.” – Theresa May 2015

    2018 … “Over the years, overall, immigration has been good for the UK. It has brought people with different backgrounds, different outlooks here to the UK,” – Theresa May 2018


  15. MarkyMark says:

    Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East, said Choudary and others were using Prince Harry’s admissions to “ratchet up hate”.


    Not Arrest.


  16. tomo says:


    • moggie63 says:

      Follow them home. From their houses remove anything and everything which uses oil as a base product or as a fuel during manufacture. Leave them with nothing. Start with the plastic high-vis vests and their phones.


      • tomo says:

        Including the polypropylene gas supply pipes and the insulation on the power cables

        – for starters


        • moggie63 says:

          They wouldn’t need power cables, they’d have nothing to plug in, even if they hadn’t had the sockers removed.


  17. StewGreen says:

    11pm last night Tucker Carlson tweeted his new show
    it’s got 466K Likes


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello StewGreen

      MSN didn’t like it, I read their “report” earlier. Apparently Tucker talks from a pro Russian point of view


  18. tomo says:

    looks like he’s back…


    • Scroblene says:

      Thanks Tomo; I was going to ask if we could get it without a Twitter account!


      • tomo says:


        Dunno how long he’s going to survive …

        If he continues like that Biden’s goons are going to come after him big time.


        • Guest Who says:

          There’s a lady called Taylor Lorenz who does not like him. Like a US Springster only without the ruthless impartiality and humour.


          • tomo says:

            The dislike seems to be amusingly mutual – she hasn’t laid a glove on him yet 🙂

            That said – she’s her own worst enemy


    • Fedup2 says:

      Funny really how stuff in the States happens in the UK – they’ve got Tucker – we have Mark Steyn …

      .. any words of dissent … any questioning of the approved ‘facts ‘ and you are gone …. Mat Sweet will be on his BBCOFCOM freephone quicker than you can say ‘free country ‘.

      Yesterday someone put up a comment by Melanie ? Phillips – a lefty Guardian type who had ‘seen the light ‘… I’m not familiar with her – but does anyone know what sort of far left poison she vomited out becoming respectable? Just wondered ….
      … I guess he BBC fees will be zilch is she is now ‘unapproved ‘…


  19. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 More Or Less
    – The Liberal Democrats say 120 people a day in England died last year whilst waiting for an ambulance.
    – scheme Eat Out To Help Out. How much did it really contribute to a second wave of infections?
    – no single woman in England on an average salary can afford to rent a home of her own ?
    – Jonathan Agnew said on Test Match Special that goat is the most eaten meat in the world. Is he right?
    … doh clickbaiters of course not


    • moggie63 says:

      But all single men live in 5 bedroom houses?


    • StewGreen says:

      LibDems deleted their tweet when it was pointed out yes people do die between the 999 call and the ambulance arrive in hospital
      and there has been no recent change in this trend for decades.
      The people are either already dead at time of call or almost dead ..rarely has anything to do with ambulance delays.


  20. andyjsnape says:

    Another advert banned

    Shell adverts banned over misleading clean energy claims

    The list goes on and on, only approved will be seen and is seen


  21. Guest Who says:

    Jenny from the padded cell in the BBC Moaning Emole


    Take a moment
    Jennifer Newall
    Is climate doom harming your mental health?

    Jennifer Newall has not been able to complete her PhD on the disappearing ice sheets. She ditched academia to become a climate activist but then had to take a step back from it all. Jennifer is one of a growing number of people who have experienced “eco-anxiety” – a chronic sense of hopelessness and fear of environmental annihilation.


    Soon to be hired to replace Justin?

    Do they, and the BBC, grasp how ridiculous they are?


  22. MarkyMark says:

    “a chronic sense of hopelessness and fear of environmental annihilation.”


    They believe humans shouldn’t have children. Who are the anti-natalists – and how far are they willing to push their ideas?

    “Wouldn’t it just be better to blow a hole in the side of the earth and just have done with everything?”



  23. StewGreen says:

    BBC Red Red Redio Humberside is normally broadcast from Labour MP’s Diana Johnson’s house
    BBC Radio Lincolnshire is a bit different

    Today one station is broadcasting normally
    and the other is doing a 48 hour strike
    so is broadcasting a combined regional programme out of Radio Lancashire ..so no news stories that begin “Diana Johnson says”

    However Radio Lincs male breakfast presenter is talking about his husband in the bedroom, goodnight kisses from him, and how the Apple auto-correct function is being changed to allow naughty words.


    • StewGreen says:

      Notable strike tweets
      – The Hull staff with “union rep” in their bios
      – Jack Murley Presenter, The BBC’s LGBT Sport Podcast
      – The presenter clearly only recruited cos he’s black

      Basically saying Keep the BBC the home of LabourPRasNews, GreenBizPRasNews, LeftyActivistPRasNews, SmearaTory


    • StewGreen says:

      Oh there is a picket line at R Lincolnshire
      ..2 people
      And the one in front doesn’t even work for radio. He’s the TV presenter and union rep
      Overall on Twitter there’s not many Likes for strike tweets



  24. Fedup2 says:

    There is that nutty view held by metro types about taking themselves out of the gene pool – a sort of slow motion Darwinism . I guess they live in a very small world and think too much .

    I don’t think God would be very impressed that one of His creations landed up ‘thinking ‘ that way . Surely it is ‘unnatural ‘ in its ‘ purest meaning …
    But I hope it becomes a fashion amongst BBC employees – the likes of Springer is of breeding age but maybe she will go for ‘career not kid ‘ or be a ‘have it all ‘ type as in the likes of the Honourable Stella Creasey MP taking the brat into the commons in order to get her mams out …


  25. MarkyMark says:



  26. MarkyMark says:

    GPs in England may start offering weight-loss jabs to some patients to reduce obesity-related illnesses and resultant pressure on hospitals.

    Wegovy was approved for NHS use after research suggested users could shed over 10% of their body weight.

    The drug blunts appetite, so users feel full and eat less.




  27. Ian Rushlow says:

    The BBC thinks that the reform of laws relating to rape in Japan is important news. Well, it is a distraction from what is going on the UK and Europe, as incidents of rape soar (partly due to the new arrivals who come from cultures where women are viewed differently), and prosecutions for rape plummet (Plod is too busy reading your Twitter messages or raiding pubs for golliwog dolls). Now, rape and sexual assault are extremely serious matters, and nobody deserves to be a victim. Well, not unless they are underage White girls and young women living in, say, Bradford, Rochdale or Rotherham and being subjected to the strengths of diversity. But the BBC article – don’t look here, look there – decides to lead with the experience of someone who uses a personal pronoun of ‘they’ and no, there aren’t two of them. Readers might want to draw their own conclusions as to why this specific example is considered more important than others.



  28. G says:

    Two days, “on the trot” – again, I need to report a brilliant video on YT. Absolutely well worth watching for the basic simplicity in delivery. All to do with money, metals etc., CBDC’s and items you thought you knew.


  29. MarkyMark says:



    • JohnC says:

      … err .. shouldn’t they be criticising OFCOM for not doing it ?.

      OFCOM are an absolute disgrace. They are like our own version of Getty. Even more biased than the BBC.


  30. StewGreen says:

    11:53am TalkTV a producer pressed the 20 second time delay dump button, to dump 20s of a caller Geoffrey..
    so all the we heard was Mike Graham
    saying “I completely agree with you there mate”

    Agree with what ?
    Geoffrey “It’s just seems to have deteriorated ..”
    Mike “I don’t what is worse than that, but you are absolutely right”


  31. JohnC says:

    Review finds killer Jamal Waddell was a victim of child exploitation

    ‘A teenager “suffering exploitation” killed a 16-year-old boy within 24 hours of leaving local authority care.’

    The murderer:


    Another case of ‘It’s not his fault he violently murdered somebody, it’s ours for not stopping him’.

    I looked for who had exploited him and how it led to him stabbing somebody else – but could find nothing except how he grew up with bad parents. And of course REAL problem – the culture black people have brought with them – cannot ever be questioned as it’s racist. But you get all the proof you need when you look at other places they live such as South Africa where they are the same.

    Meanwhile we will spend yet another large chunk of taxpayers money to pretend we are fixing a problem which we will never admit exists. As usual for the Left, it’s always somebody elses fault.

    It’s all madness.


    • G says:


      If the numbers were more balanced, I imagine we, the whites, would likely be the recipients of another attempt at a Rwanda massacre style culling in the UK. Didn’t the hate coaching and propaganda on local radio seriously fuel the Rwandan massacre? You can actually see the BBC duplicating the role of a Rwandan broadcaster if they were in a position to do so. They, along with our Government hate the white British with a passion.


      • MarkyMark says:

        During the genocide, the RTLM acted as a source for propaganda by inciting hatred and violence against Tutsis, against Hutus who were for the peace accord, against Hutus who married Tutsis, and by advocating the annihilation of all Tutsis in Rwanda.


        It is regarded by many Rwandan citizens (a view also shared and expressed by the UN war crimes tribunal) as having played a crucial role in creating the atmosphere of charged racial hostility that allowed the genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda to occur.


  32. JohnC says:

    Snake spotted swimming along Derbyshire river

    “I quickly got my mobile out, clicked on record and couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s the first time I ever seen such a lovely creature in an open area. It was so exciting to see it.”

    Not a biggie – but I have been noticing for quite a while now how all these ‘quotes’ the BBC get from the public have a certain sappy ring to them.

    I am now absolutely convinced the BBC write them all themselves.


  33. andyjsnape says:

    Vision Pro: BBC editor tries out Apple’s $3,499 headset

    Great advertisement bBC, keep up the bad work

    Meanwhile PM is off to see the old bloke in the US, to discuss Green trade – sounds expensive as we all know

    China, India, etc will continue as they are on an unfair playing field – while the west endure the cost


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Vision Pro: BBC editor tries out Apple’s $3,499 headset”



  34. taffman says:

    Looks like the taffmen in the south are getting annoyed ?


    • MarkyMark says:

      “It is unclear who put the rocks in front of the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.”


      The Georgia Guidestones was a granite monument that stood in Elbert County, Georgia, United States, from 1980 to 2022. It was 19 feet 3 inches (5.87 m) tall and made from six granite slabs weighing a total of 237,746 pounds (107,840 kg).[1] The structure was sometimes referred to as an “American Stonehenge”.[2][3] The monument’s creators believed that there was going to be an upcoming social, nuclear, or economic calamity and they wanted the monument to serve as a guide for humanity in the world which would exist after it.[4] Controversial from its time of construction, it ultimately became the subject of conspiracy theories which alleged that it was connected to Satanism.[5]



    • TrickCyclist says:

      The BBC calls them boulders, they look like quarried stone blocks to me. Not the same thing surely?
      Good job rocks don’t have genders – or do they?


  35. StewGreen says:

    Tweet to @TalkTV
    “Why was Eid mentioned in your last news bulletin regarding airport strikes?
    The vast majority do not celebrate it or have even heard of it.”


  36. JohnC says:

    Had to chuckle:

    ‘The Kakhovka dam disaster was front-page news in most Russian media this morning, except for Rossiyskaya Gazeta – the official newspaper of the Kremlin – which relegated the story to page three in favour of a story about rubbish.’

    Which is exactly what the BBC do – except they relegate the stories they don’t want to talk about to ‘regions’. Or just don’t report them.


  37. StewGreen says:

    Link to the Dowden Disinformation story


    • MarkyMark says:

      Oliver Dowden led secret unit to stamp out lockdown dissent during pandemic
      Deputy Prime Minister, who was culture secretary at the time, directed the Counter-Disinformation Unit to tackle Covid disinformation
      Investigations team
      Christopher Hope,
      6 June 2023 • 9:20pm


      Sunak accused of ‘rewriting history’ by saying No 10 ignored lockdown harms
      This article is more than 9 months old
      Tory leadership hopeful says he was prevented from raising negative effects of Covid measures


    • MarkyMark says:

      The Government has previously said that it did not report any of the examples found by the Telegraph to social media companies for removal, and that it does not report posts by MPs and journalists.
      However, it has “trusted flagger” status with Twitter and Facebook, allowing it to fast-track complaints about content it believes to be in breach of the platforms’ rules.
      During the pandemic, Mr Dowden and Matt Hancock, the former health secretary, also attended a meeting with technology companies about how to tackle Covid disinformation.



  38. StewGreen says:

    Even though it’s a strike day, local BBC can still cutNpaste from the police press statement
    Exactly the same words as local paper
    “Man, 27, charged as more than £118000 worth of cannabis …
    Vullnet Zavalina, of Fox Street, has been charged with the cultivation of Class B drugs afte”
    One of the usual areas of town you’d expect


  39. StewGreen says:

    TalkTV is showing footage of water coming over the TOP of the dam
    .. Surely there should be a stage where the level doesn’t overtop the wall


  40. andyjsnape says:


    Please stop, please stop says the useless UN and sends in more troops, to stop the escalation of trouble between the different ethnics. I wonder what the UK will be like in the future


    • MarkyMark says:

      1985 … Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police,

      more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country.

      The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.



    • MarkyMark says:

      A taxi driver from Bradford has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years for the “barbaric, premeditated” murder of a shopkeeper in Glasgow.

      Tanveer Ahmed, from Toller, had admitted to repeatedly stabbing Asad Shah to death outside his shop in the Shawlands area of the city in March this year in a sectarian attack motivated by hatred of Shah’s religious views.

      Tanveer Ahmed
      Glasgow murder of Asad Shah spurred by sectarianism in Pakistan
      Read more
      Ahmed, 32, a Sunni Muslim, confessed to confronting and then attacking Shah because the newsagent was an open adherent of the Ahmadi branch of Islam, which believes the prophet Muhammad was not the final Muslim prophet.

      As he was led from the dock on Tuesday, Ahmed raised a clenched fist and shouted in Arabic: “Praise for the Prophet Muhammad, there is only one Prophet.” His cry was repeated by some supporters in the public gallery.



  41. TrickCyclist says:

    Just saw the weather forecast at the end of the BBC News at One, a trivial one this but I had to laugh.
    Tomasz Schafernaker was announcing rising temperatures and risk of storms (“We really need the rain”).
    I already knew it was getting warmer from what Schafernaker was wearing, which I can only describe as “desert issue Zelensky.”


  42. andyjsnape says:

    Can see why this bBC reporter fits right in


    • MarkyMark says:

      Izzy Greenfield
      Senior Journalist at BBC World Service / Used to be
      / izzy.greenfield@bbc.co.uk ☀️
      Manchester, EnglandJoined June 2012
      3,220 Following


  43. MarkyMark says:

    Colston statue: ‘We need better education and economic action’

    ‘Racist’ Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana


  44. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I don’t believe Russia when it says Ukraine destroyed the Dam.
    I don’t believe Ukraine when they say Russia destroyed the Dam.
    I don’t believe any of the Countries all blaming each other over the undersea gas pipe which was blown up.
    I don’t believe ANY of the information our government give us, or anything all of the other Parties put out.
    In fact, there’s very little I believe that we get told.
    Everyone has their agenda now and they all lie.

    I didn’t used to be this way, maybe it was innocence, naivety or something like that but I never thought to question information given out when I was younger. Maybe they had a bit more honour and were more honest in those days.
    I don’t think they had things like ‘spin doctors’ although they probably did try to make things sound the way they wanted.

    It seems that the people getting attacked and vilified the most for their views and pronouncements are the ones who eventually are found to be those trying to be honest.
    I do tend to believe the likes of Farage, Trump, Steyn and Bridgen where time is showing them to be more right than wrong.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

      Marcus Aurelius


  45. andyjsnape says:

    The Flash: Critics give their views on Ezra Miller’s DC superhero movie

    “Miller, who uses they/them pronouns” – what is this about, and why do we need to know

    If the bBC likes the film, best not to watch

    More and more the bBC has had its day


    • MarkyMark says:

      The superhero’s much anticipated first solo film had been in doubt after Miller was arrested several times and had treatment for mental health issues.

      The Times and The Guardian both gave it two stars, with the latter calling the character a “gurning, smirking mess”.
      He added that “the multiverse of possibilities that opens up by toying with the past becomes an excuse to throw everything but the Batcave sink at the audience”.

      The Flash is in UK cinemas from 16 June.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Ezra Miller is a weirdo whose behaviour would never be tolerated in a straight man. The choking incident below was three years ago and he’s been accused of plenty more since. But he still gets employed.


  46. vlad says:

    Fancy a laugh?

    ‘Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer says BBC is ‘biased on occasion’’.


    ON OCCASION? How about all day, every day!



    • MarkyMark says:

      6.00pm News
      Radio 4, 15 May 2012
      An item on Palestinian demonstrations marking Nakba Day referred to “thousands of Palestinians leaving their homes” following the declaration of the State of Israel. Two listeners complained that this gave a misleading impression of the scale of Palestinian displacement and the extent to which it was the result of coercion. The complaint was partly upheld.




    • MarkyMark says:

      “The Culture Secretary told MPs the corporation has a duty as a public service broadcaster that it “doesn’t always get it right” but insisted she was broadly a “supporter” of the content it produces.”


      “..I’m slightly amazed at our colleagues (Simon Schama BBC@£200K) ability to get big laughs on gang rape…I’m not much of a feminist but I draw the line at the 3 year old getting raped, and the seven year old getting gang raped in a basement. (audience claps)” – Mark Steyn {youtube The Munk debate @4:46}

      Simon Schama BBC@£200K – I knew I’d seen that name Schama before. This is what Simon said earlier to ignite Mark Steyn’s response ….

      “…I’m just struck by how obsessed by sex these two guys (Farage/Steyn) are, it’s a bit sad really… (audience laughs, Simon smiles)” – Simon Schama (£200K BBC Salary) {youtube The Munk debate @2:00}

      Suggest you watch the whole debate…to form your own opinion of Simon “BBC on 200K” Schama, whose salary is from a TV Tax extracted from people who are struggling in the UK, a license that had 180,000 (near Simon’s Wage) prosecuted due to none payment. And sent 70 people to jail.


  47. Guest Who says:

    This ‘question as a headline’ lark.. so Vile.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Should Jeremy Vine drive a car for a year to see how annoying cyclists are?


      2018 … New EU Directive BBC Programme Labels – for a new transparent and accountable and gender fair BBC

      “I, Jeremy Vine, cost the public £750K* per year which is the equivalent to 21.5 nurses on £35K, declare that I have no other incomes derived from my broadcasting at the BBC. I have declared all my expenses and registered all gifts on the BBC expenses website. I, Jeremy Vine on this 30 minutes of show, with production time of 2 hours at an hourly rate of £1153 cost you the public £2884*. This does not include the studio and team wages. All monies I make from my ‘BBC Brand’ go back into the BBC. I follow the BBC guidelines – not giving my opinion on subjects that I know little about on twitter, facebook. If I do give an opinion then they are 100% in agreement with the BBC and have been approved by the BBC at time of publishing. Please note that reading out this EU compliant notice just cost you, the public enforced to pay my wages under threat of prison, a total of £76*.”

      * hourly rate is rough calculation, without knowing Jeremy Vines full wage it will be hard to workout. Figures are for illustrative purposes only. They may go up or down depending gender or TV Tax, but are NOT linked to the talent market.



    • Docmarooned says:

      Unbelievable! Headline should be should schools provide a proper education for children instead of condoning these activities. The educational standards today are shockingly appalling.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Philip Schofield to head the FREE CONDOMS FOR KIDS campaign?


      ** note – wales you can vote a 16!


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Given that – how shall we put it gently? – certain ethnicities are reported as having higher levels of sexually transmitted infections, perhaps television adverts should come with warnings along the lines of: “Warning – interracial relationships as depicted in this advertisement may carry an increased risk of catching an STI.”


  48. Richard Pinder says:


    ‘Reclaiming Democracy’ with Elon Musk and Robert KennedyJr: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1PlJQpmkngnGE