Weekend 17 June 2023

News in the past month -suella – Schofield – Harry – Crankie (look away) -Nottingham – boris – the BBC News sweet shop just uses the pick and mix technique …dump the licence please ….

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197 Responses to Weekend 17 June 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Two in a row? Maybe? Brissles will be livid.

    Whatever ….

    Certainly the BBC will be crowing over Bojo’s downfall. I have avoided Any Questions tonight and may well avoid the repeat tomorrow followed by Any Answers. To think I used to be a regular listener to both. The BBC do know how to lose their audiences, don’t they?

    I’m so glad I don’t pay the TellyTax. Defund the BBC; you know it makes sense.

    Oh, and have a good holiday by the Med, Fed!


    • Jeff says:

      Actually, BRISSLES seems to have disappeared…

      Do we know what’s happened? A cruise? Hospital? Prison? Worse?

      Always a bit worrying when a familiar name just stops posting.

      Any ideas…


      • Up2snuff says:

        Jeff, Scrobie, iirc, is communicating with her, maybe on another Forum. There have been some health issues for her but all is OK now. We, I am sure, all wish her well especially as it is the cricket season and the Ashes are ‘on’ pronounced ‘OOONNNNNNHHH’.


        • Scroblene says:

          I’m due another chat with her soon, Men, and her last missives were pretty positive, so I’ll pass on your good wishes!


  2. Fedup2 says:

    Thank you up2 – I see Saturday is colour trooping day . How many get to faint? I bet x2 ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, I’d forgotten all about that. You could be right but I won’t take your money and you won’t get any of mine. You are too good with the gee gees!


  3. Nibor says:

    Solas rules again folks .
    Part of chapter 5 is regulation 9.
    Misuse of Distress signals prohibited.

    Regulation 10 ;
    The master of a ship shall be released from the obligation imposed by para (a) … if he is informed another ship has reached the distressed boat and his assistance is no longer necessary.

    So there’s no need , in fact it is illegal, for RNLI or Border Farce vessels to venture from port and go into our waters OR FRENCH WATERS to “ rescue “ bogus asylum seekers .


    • StewGreen says:

      You know you just made a very good point
      libmob say of the illegals
      “They are not illegal cos it’s not illegal to claim asylum in the UK”

      Look OK if a Chinese or Soviet athlete were to slip his minder yes they are able to claim asylum
      but if a Syrian is in SAFE France
      and then pays a smuggler
      Then someone in the boat calls the RNLI or UKBF to get rescued, that’s a false distress call
      PLUS they are putting the British staff in danger cos there could always be an accident.
      I’m guesssing it’s usually one of the illegals who calls rather than the smugglers


      • StewGreen says:

        @Nibor info on Solas
        All migrant boats detected in the Channel are automatically considered “vessels in distress” as they are usually overloaded and not appropriate for use in these waters.


  4. tomo says:

    Trump lies huh?


  5. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    The ‘most popular President in US history’… allegedly.

    The one thing that tends to convince me that Biden’s presidency is not all the result of some kind of ‘clever conspiracy’ is just how stupid and incompetent the conspirators would need to be to pick him for the post!


  6. tomo says:

    puke gets a gong


  7. Zephir says:

    Since students in general object most vociferously to those far right extremists who do not like getting sexually assaulted, robbed, raped. bombed or stabbed by mental or religious extremist immigrants:

    I hope they all have a good supply of tealight candles and a hotline to the local STD and abortion clinic.

    Sing along, “Kumbaya”…..”Don’t Look Back in Anger”…. etc etc etc it’s all forgiven.

    Whilst demanding reparation, apologies and cancellation from any conservative, any white male that offends them… and battery acid attacks.


  8. JohnC says:

    President Biden closes gun control speech with ‘God save the Queen’

    The BBC FINALLY run an article with Biden saying something ‘unexpected’. So – full of suspicion – I went to check.

    And – entirely as expected – it’s a rare one where he is not as slurred as usual and he just says ‘God save the queen’.

    Far, far more important than this are the many times he completely loses the plot and changed to be a complete gibbering idiot. THAT is the real news BBC. You are giving a free pass to the most powerful man in the world while he takes us to WW3.

    Watching him in that video and comparing him to other times, I’m absolutely certain they dope him up for these speeches now.

    I think the motivation for putting this article as front-page, world news is more about showing Joe at his most lucid to quell all the stories about his dementia.


  9. JohnC says:

    Nottingham attacks: Valdo Calocane charged with three counts of murder

    The BBC are now so predictable with these stories where immigrants murder people, it’s almost painful to watch them unfold.

    This is how they handle news like this. The headline is about a man charged with murder. But absolutely as expected, it hardly talks about the man himself at all. It meanders away to discuss the victims and lays on another thick layer of empathy.

    The BBC do not even show a picture of the man who is the whole point of the story !. We just get the same pictures of the victims again. It’s no secret : lots of other places have his picture. Here he is:


    But worst of all – and to my absolute amazement – they include this:

    “Our investigation will consider whether the actions of the van driver were influenced by the police car’s presence shortly before he collided with the two pedestrians.”

    They are actually trying to infer it might be the police’s fault he did it !!!.


  10. Zephir says:

    Just so you all know, next time you are considering purchasing a grommet or spud wrench or some such item:

    “Outrage as Wickes boss says trans-critical shoppers ‘are not welcome in our stores’ sparking backlash from Elon Musk and Sharron Davies and claims this is DIY chain’s ‘Bud Light moment’

    Wickes’ chief operating officer says trans voices must be amplified in business.

    He labelled those who disagree with him ‘bigots’ who ‘are not welcome’ in store.



    • Up2snuff says:

      Zephir, no inclusivity at Wickes then. I wonder if they are vibrant and diverse and for how long they will be vibrant and diverse and inclusive?


  11. SpinningReith says:

    Zephir JUNE 17, 2023 AT 6:43 AM
    “Since students in general object most vociferously to those far right extremists who do not like getting sexually assaulted, robbed, raped. bombed or stabbed by mental or religious extremist immigrants:…”

    I wonder how long it will be before the candle-lighters and flower-leavers get back to their ‘refugees welcome here’ placards?


  12. Guest Who says:

    Becoming the story, not in a good way.

    That she, the BBC and accuracy are now so established….


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    The fact that nut nut now has a column in the daily mail allows comrade c word Robinson a free sneer in the ‘press review ‘ – which is a spot the BBC uses to push its’ Far Left agenda .

    The comrade Robinson sneer was in by 5 minutes into his programme – with an unlikely promise that nut nut won’t be mentioned again in the next 2 hours .

    Robinson is obsessed with nut nut – I think it’s personal . But the bbc was another in the long list of failings by the Johnson regime . The least he should have done is cutting funding and put is a decent ‘culture secretary ‘ to start to tame the BBC before the next charter review .
    But Johnson failed …. Just dumb .

    The BBC still going on about drowned African illegals …


  14. Guest Who says:

    Really given up wondering who crafts subheads.


  15. Guest Who says:

    Bri and beloved Miz Gargoyle should so hook up.

    Maybe a QT post gig party?


  16. Guest Who says:

    Going to be a long weekend.

    Graun reeling in bbc crowds.


  17. Fedup2 says:

    Every so often the ‘honours list ‘ comes out where a load of people get gongs for doing the job they are paid to do . This time the bBC s very own Mark Thompson Gets a ‘knighthood ‘.

    One can only guess it was part of a deal to cover something up for someone ….

    The casual corruption the honours system shows reminds us that Blighty is a long way from being a meritocracy . Shame really


    • Guest Who says:

      The pic of him suggests the mirror in the attic gave up trying.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, wasn’t it a picture in the attic? But we know what you meant! LOL + good chuckle.


        • Guest Who says:

          It was, but given his beard care, a mirror clearly not used downstairs either.


  18. taffman says:

    “Home Office admits asylum plans in doubt”

    Failed again!
    Scrap the “plans” and defend our borders by force.
    The Tory government has failed us yet again .


  19. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the BBC are lobbying for killing babies …

    ….. but ignoring that the rule in some US states allows for abortion if the carrying woman’s life is threatened. A Texas legislator explained the law. But no matter, a further exceptional case is used as an example by the BBC.


    • Guest Who says:

      First rule of media, and especially BBC Special Stuff headlines:

      “In a world of 8B people, cock ups are inevitable. Highlight those that serve; suppress those that do not”.

      Savile, Bash, McAlpine, Wendling….


  20. Guest Who says:

    In other montages…


  21. Guest Who says:

    Sad, and unfortunate.


    • JohnC says:

      And there I was thinking it might actually be a BLM-based follow-up to a Londonistan stabbing.

      Silly me. I forgot black lives don’t matter at all to the Left if another black person kills them. They always have to be ‘victims’ of some kind.


  22. Guest Who says:

    Something, surely, most pre-TNI journalist outfits could easily establish prior to printing?


  23. taffman says:

    We may be eating British grown baked beans because of, you guessed it, climate change .


  24. Guest Who says:

    BBC ‘calling for’ Hattie to shut down any inquiry?


  25. Guest Who says:

    BBC Book of Pride Year sorted?


  26. Guest Who says:

    Next #wermcast with Saz, Katty, Lurch and some BBC Verify West Coast bimbo will be awesome.


    • Fedup2 says:

      How can the yanks not seriously object to this old mentally affected criminal being in charge – yes I know it’s really Obama – but he is an imbicile…


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Seems the loss of a $20 million Spotify contract by the Ex ‘royals ‘ wasn’t as amicable as portrayed – their ‘boss’ calls the ‘f—-ing grifters ‘ … truth comes out …


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Londonistan – 4 dead yesterday in Hounslow – one dead this morning in Camberwell – mostly peaceful …


  29. atlas_shrugged says:

    The state we are in:


  30. AsISeeIt says:

    We’ve got 99 problems – all miraculously predicted by former BofE boss edition

    Our BBC likes the Daily Mirror for their top press pick as the Labour-supporting tabloid takes a quick side swipe at Boris via: King’s first birthday honours list… Take note, Boris… these are honours for people who actually deserve them… an array of unsung heroes who do Britain proud

    Kick a man when he’s down – just to make sure he stays down?

    Whereas forgive and forget is the media mantra in other contexts – as for Nottingham… yesterday was forgive and today is certainly forget as far as the frontpages are concerned.

    Another dog with a bone, bee in his bonnet – choose your own synonym: Carney blames Brexit for inflation… Former Bank of England boss says he was right about high prices and slow growth (Telegraph) – one questions whether Carney’s bold told you so includes implied pre-knowledge of the intervening Lockdown new money printing splurge or the self-inflicted economic stress of the Ukraine war Russia sanctions? Careful Carney, you’ll have us thinking it was all a Planned-demic or that Russia was deliberately provoked into an invasion – and remember folks it’s not a conspiracy theory if it’s true

    Our bestie favourite cartoonist mate Matt (what… no King’s honours list gong?) is back with a sketch of a Tory busy canvassing door to door: “Will you vote Conservative in the by-election? If so why?”

    We’ve got 99 problems – that’s the Daily Star worrying about ice cream cornets – don’t scoff at the blokey jokey tabloid – the BBC were onto this one three weeks ago: Cadbury Flake too crumbly for 99s, moan ice cream sellers – blame Brexit?

    Think I’m joking? Vendors say they’ve seen quality plummet since production of the chocolate stick switched to Egypt… when they are unusable he turns to a German alternative… (BBC) good old EU, eh?

    But we were admiring Matt’s summing up of our cartoonish political moment

    And that concise comic snippet, ladies and gentlemen, rather neatly sums up the situation and ought to save us acres of political analysis and commentary.

    Likewise the Russian leader who doesn’t tend to fluff his lines or randomly fall off the podium arse over tit tells it like it is: Putin tells west to ‘go to hell’ over nukes (Telegraph)

    Making the world a safer place

    Good old bumbling Joe Biden, our leader of the west showing us how to make friends and influence people.

    Proving it’s not only Mark Carney who can do the old Mystic Meg routine, Mr AsI correctly predicted yesterday (sort of, he knew it was a good each way bet): Harriet Harman look away now! The new Mail column the whole world’s talking about…BORIS (Daily Mail)

    “Trying to cut the big guy out, huh?” That’s a quote from the classic all-star comedy movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World [1963] specifically the scene where Jonathan Winters, who plays the heavy-set blue collar truck driver, suspects the mixed bag of compatriot treasure seekers are attempting to cheat him of his fair share of the loot. “We’ve talked about dividing the money up fifteen different ways, and which ever way we do it… I get less!” (or some such)

    For a moment one thought one spotted Rishi Sunak pictured beneath his prime ministerial predecessor Boris Johnson the prize new columnist on the Mail frontpage.

    Picture exclusive Has Emma found love match with tycoon’s son? – it must be nearly time for Wimbledon since this is media darling plastic Brit polyglot internationalist tennis princess Emma Ride-a-canoe

    But gosh does that dark tanned blue suited young male ingénue resemble an awkward-looking young manlet Rishi mixed with a Hugh Grant – posh romance – like something out of the movie Notting Hill as he is clutching his cute bouquet of flowers and she her racket


    • Fedup2 says:

      Funny that rishi is going to be another failed PM who wasn’t voted into office … democracy right ?

      There is a headline on the Guardian about nut nut and trump ‘undermining the justice system ‘( or similar ) needless to say I didn’t even bother with the first paragraph –

      But neither Obama ‘owning ‘ the Dept of justice ( feds ) and the vile Harmon running her star chamber don’t – I’m sure – get a mention .
      There is no democracy in the UK – it’s just a word smokescreen used against us … nut nut wasn’t removed ‘by the people ‘ – it was by politicians …


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed “nut nut wasn’t removed ‘by the people ‘ – it was by politicians … ” and sybilistic servants and some wee journalists around Westminster, some of the latter who have profited hugely fron Bojo’s downfall.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Who ever was in charge – it didn’t matter – there are no conservatives – so really it’s all swamp stuff – we haven’t left the Reich apart from the flag for a few years ….

          It will take severe events to bring a Right Wing government – which I can’t foresee … unfortunately …


  31. tomo says:


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Well I’m blowed. And there was me thinking black people don’t go to Glastonbury.


      • Guest Who says:

        Gary knows when to call a spade a spade.

        Don’t hold out much hope for that sapling.


        • tomo says:

          The lengths some people will go to for a free ticket … I hope he has to person a gate for 36 hours.


        • Dickie says:

          Think it’s one of those new varieties of money trees.


  32. Fedup2 says:

    I switched today back on at about 750am and some Greece £ politician € was spouting off about how Europe should encourage the third world in to fill gaps in unemployment- and how the coloured ‘ Muslim folk are an asset .

    He went on and on – no interruption for maybe 2 minutes – then comrade Robinson thanked him – said he was an opposition politician and went to the weather ….

    Evidence of BBC replacement support . It’s good there is a labour shortage – keeps pay up – and will lessen the effect of the coming recession/ labour depression …


  33. Zelazek says:

    Listening to Yanis Varoufakis on Today this morning it struck me why he is not representative of his compatriots, indeed why he can’t even seem to understand their hostile feelings about migrants.

    The guy is very intelligent. He speaks foreign languages fluently. He is open to new experiences and comfortable in cosmopolitan environments. He is financially astute and has no problem earning a living even in hard times. In fact he is comfortably off. His natural human compassion for others never comes into conflict with his self-interest as it does with most of the rest of us who have to compete with immigrants for jobs and housing and basic services. Nor does the increasing number of immigrants threaten his sense of identity as it does the ordinary person whose identity is solely located in the traditional character of the local community.

    Yanis, like most of the European intellectual and political class, are cut off from the feelings and attitudes of ordinary people by virtue of the security they acquire through their intelligence, sophistication and acumen. His type just cannot see that what they regard as xenophobia is simply an instinct for self-preservation amongst the ordinary native people of Greece and Europe as a whole.


    • DamonJ says:

      His compatriots agreed with him so little that his MeRA25 party lost all its 9 seats in last month’s Greek election.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I sssume he belongs to soros – fully bought .


  34. G says:

    I’m now, unusually often, experiencing, “Wrong Password/Passcode” to access regular sites I have hitherto had no difficulty in accessing. Then go through all the nonsense of changing passwords too often for my liking. The ‘Tech’ zealots want to trap you in a never ending cycle which demands an enormous amount of time devoted to, ‘putting things right’ and/or making access that much more difficult incrementally. Increasing time taken up for superfluous reasons is my idea.

    Then, out of the blue, for perhaps many relief arrives, Angel Gabriel in the form of Google Chrome steps in to offer to manage the now increasingly taxing requirements of the internet and store all your passwords. Two + two = 4.

    Amazing how ‘Nudge Units’ are evolving and their techniques.

    Whatever happened to, “keep your password safe”?


    • Eddy Booth says:

      It’s this 2 step verification that annoys me, I needed it to get into my email account, because I had the cheek to log in from a different device.
      You used to have the safe guard wherever you were in the world, if you lost everything, at least you could use your email, no longer.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Eddy, I agree. That plus ‘cookies’. I think it all tends to drive good consumers away.


      • G says:

        I went through a gap of three months in my dealings with Ebay when I constantly entered a loop on signing in to Ebay. Never got in to my account. “Round and round the Mulberry Bush”. It went on and on and on. I confess to prefer to deal with Ebay over the likes of Amazon as I don’t see executives of Ebay becoming political and foisting their thoughts on me and the World. Anyway, I obtained the Registered Office address of Ebay UK and wrote to the principal Director listed. They all (including others) detest the written letter with a Certificate of Posting backing it up – without the recipient knowing the sender has a legal record. Anyway, not even the decency of an acknowledgement much less a reply.

        It is satisfying to know that the tech companies believe they are so proficient. When, in fact, when things go wrong, they resort to shattering their image.


    • Up2snuff says:

      G, every now and then, a site, say eBay for example will accept my correct password but tell me it is wrong. It then asks me to re-enter the password. It may be a way of the site guarding against robots. Maybe our Stew can advise on that. In a similar way, if you make a string of contactless purchases by credit card, every so often the card company will ask you to enter your pin. Those manning checkouts have counted for regular customers and reckon that it is an entirely random thing.


      • Scroblene says:

        That’s the exact moment when you forget your pin, Uppers!

        I wanted to use my card to buy a car once, spending quite a lot of dosh and found I was totally blanked on my pin! It took ages on the phone to the bank, and my dealer was not best pleased either…

        The same happens in Tesco occasionally, but at least I have a Nigerian Prince to help out after I ring him!


  35. tomo says:

    Safe to assume that the broadcast cameras field of view was radically cropped and that there was a crowd soundtrack.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Couldn’t they just use disposable batteries, you know, those Duracell ones made by the little bunny rabbits? Or if they are too expensive, how about the packets of AA’s they sell in Poundland?


      • Scroblene says:

        Or they could buy them from Wickes, as they’ll soon have all sorts of – er – electrical gadgets for – er – items for – er…..


  36. Guest Who says:

    “Khan yew see who it is yet?”


  37. Guest Who says:

    Graun Amazeballs.

    Plus, he is an acceptable aggressive Twitter troll, because… gay? Labour? Mental?


    • Guest Who says:

      This guy seems very ‘blob’. The bio acronyms alone suggest a green room favourite.

      Suspect a BBC Verify would find in his favour.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I thought they just nicked stuff from the punters / patients / victims ….20% off …


  38. Eddy Booth says:

    This new thread seems to be light by about 70 posts…🤔



  39. vlad says:

    What’s the betting that some of the same Nottingham students who are currently hugging and weeping will be virtue signalling at the next demo against curbing immigration?

    In fact, it’s already started. The BBC are keen to report that the mother of one of the victims urged crowds at a vigil to “hold no hate that relates to any colour, sex or religion.”

    (Incidentally, do we really believe that such statements – after every ethnic or jihadi killing – are spontaneous? I don’t believe that’s the first thing that occurs to a grieving parent. Rather, I suspect some politician, police or BBC type has had a word in their ear.)



    • moggie63 says:

      My first thought would be to wonder which bollock to string the perpetrator up by.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      No, the statements are not spontaneous. On the contrary, they are carefully orchestrated by the government. Here is a link from the other day describing what goes on behind the scenes:


      The sentiment “hold no hate that relates to any colour, sex or religion” is a fine one and most people would agree with that. But it could be appended with: “reserve your hate and anger for the politicians who have created and maintain this state of affairs. Always look back in anger at them, and never forget what they have done.”


      • vlad says:

        In times of war or invasion, a little hate might not be such a bad thing.


        • Ian Rushlow says:

          And we have been at war since the passing of the British Nationality Act 1948, when Parliament decided that 25% of the World’s population had the right to come and live in Britain, a country that comprises 0.16% of the planet’s total land area.


  40. atlas_shrugged says:

    “it was all a pantomime”

    A bit like the covid enquiry itself!


  41. Zephir says:

    Regarding that Miriam Gargoyles woman, an acquaintance of mine had a partner who was the spitting image of her.

    He once asked her what she wanted for her birthday, and she replied: something that goes from 0 – 100 in under 6 seconds.

    He bought her some bathroom scales.


  42. Dickie says:

    A little more history re Ukraine:


  43. Dickie says:

    Disinformation. Marijuana Spring and BBC Verify on the case?



  44. tomo says:

    Be even better if Charlotte named the original interviewer + particularly the producer.


  45. tomo says:

    Other similar graphs one suspects exist:

    Outcomes in the NHS?

    UK state education?


  46. tomo says:


    right there – is the reason the whizz addled crypto-bandit’s been so quiet for weeks….