597 Responses to Midweek 21 June 2023

  1. Lucy Pevensey says:



  2. Thoughtful says:

    The sad situation of the stranded submarine has not stopped the usual black humour of the dire situation.

    Trapped in a 22ft submarine, I can think of worse ways of dying, then I remembered two Pakistanis and one small chemical toilet !


    Perhaps they could have a beatles sing song to cheer themselves up.

    We’re all going to die in a little submarine !


    • harry142857 says:

      If the media had reported that there was a benefit cheat and a TV licence evader on that sub it would’ve been found in an hour.

      h/t http://www.sickipedia.net

      That’s one of the tamer jokes on that sight.


  3. Sluff says:

    Been away for a few weeks, so a bit out of touch.
    It is April 1st right ??

    ‘How schools are allowing kids to identify as cats, horses and dinosaurs – and teachers are ‘failing to question them’


    Nope. It isn’t April 1st and our woke country is now so utterly insane and scared witless of ‘causing offence’ that this utter garbage is being given consideration. At taxpayer’s expense. Naturally.


    • tomo says:

      That’s going to really mess with self driving cars – right?


    • Helena Hand-Basket says:

      I feel that teachers should have a claws in their contract to protect them from kids taking the puss with absurd claims of hurt felines, and…

      Of, all right, I’ll cut the terrible cat jokes. Seriously, I suspect many children are just taking the mickey by pretending to be animals, knowing their teachers’ fear of offending. I know the kids of my generation would have played them up, if we’d lived in today’s woke climate. Who wouldn’t pretend to be a spaniel in order to run around the playground rather than suffering double maths?


      • moggie63 says:

        Actually, I wonder what the teacher would have done if catgirl had simply got up and left. After all, there is no legal obligation to make sure your cat receives an education. You can just imagine the hypocrisy shining brightly as the teacher tells the cat she’s not allowed to go anywhere.


        • Fedup2 says:

          From my very very short period as a school governor – my prejudice about the state of schools ( pre Chinese virus ) were confirmed by the number of lefty activists who were pretending to be teachers and the number of wimmin – very few chaps – I’d I wondered about their orientation ….

          .. perhaps the outgoing blue labour lot are finally realising what the State system has become on their watch ….

          … as for cat girl – I suppose the RSPCA comrades wouid prosecute if a teacher gave it a slap ….. mad times …

          ( I resigned as a governor because I knew my Right political views would make me a nasty minority and there d be trouble sooner or later when they wanted to put up a statue of some coloured ‘hero ‘…. No no no )


          • Scroblene says:

            Fed, I just happen to know the place very well as my dear sister and many of my friends went there when it was Rye Grammar School back in the fifties and sixties.

            The standards there were incredibly high back then, and Mr Jacobs and Miss Turner would be spinning in their graves at the thought of their once great place being turned into a laughing stock because of a disgraceful attitude of this staff member.

            And yes, The Milligan Theatre shown on the sign really is a reference to the great man, who lived just a few miles away in Udimore, and did a lot for the town, including the RFC!



            • Fedup2 says:

              Scroblene – ordinarily I’d suspect this story as a ‘newspaper ‘ one – but the mentality of teachers as constant whining victims suggests there is truth in it ….
              I feel sorry for the kids. no wonder the lack of direction. / control / discipline is turning too many into eff wit mental cases destined to be self obsessed victims in their sad screwed up lives …


              • Scroblene says:

                I thought, from hearing the recording, that the two girls putting the teacher straight were pretty well organised and articulate, so presumably had parents who were able to give them a normal home life and advice when they needed it!

                The teacher sounded ridiculous!


      • Thoughtful says:

        And Biden goes on pissing off the worlds most powerful leaders this time China’s Xi Jinping calling him a “Dictator” a little ironic given his reaction when Fox ran a banner about him being a Wannabe Dictator himself.


  4. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      The son served his mother raw centipedes, bought from a local vegetable market, in the belief they ease winter colds only for them both to suffer fatigue and cognitive impairment.

      After 15 days of treatment with anti-parasitic drugs and steroids, both patients recovered.

      A 78-year-old woman and her 46-year-old son, from Guangzhou, China, both suffered crippling headaches and stiff necks after munching on the worm-like creature.

      The centipedes, which are often used dried or crushed in traditional Chinese medicine, contained a parasite called rat lungworm, which can enter the brain and cause inflammation.

      – DM 2018


    • kingkp says:

      They give you two options – bat or lab. But they don’t give the other option – the truth. SARS-CoV2 does not exist. GoF is a myth but it is useful as a weapon of fear that is one of the most powerful weapons they have in their arsenal. If you fall for this the next time, humanity is finished.


  5. Zelazek says:

    I usually find the Richard Dimbleby Lecture very boring and one of the non-highlights of the year.

    This time it is David Harewood.

    Jonathan Dimbleby with a wonderstruck expression on his face as he listens to a lecture without a single idea in it. But it’s delivered by the first black man to deliver it. So cue obsequious attitude from the white liberal as we listen to a torrent of bilge.

    Black presence in Roman Britain. Enoch Powell Infamous Speech. Black and White Minstrel Show. Imperial Propaganda. Brave Windrush Generation. Racial Discrimination. Whites Can’t See Past Race. Many Achievements of the Black British Population.



  6. tomo says:

    Nobody saw it coming !


  7. tomo says:

    New RyanAir Tirana to Dublin route opens up – optional Irish passport + coach to Pembroke. £2500 a seat seems like a bargain?


  8. Zephir says:

    So, people are up in arms over kids identifying as cats ?

    I wish my kid had done that, just think, happy with a cardboard box at Xmas and some screwed up sweet wrappers to chase on birthdays.

    My cat just spent three days sitting inside a cardboard box from a recent parcel arrival and was highly offended when I finally chucked it out.

    Cost of living crisis ? not for the cat kid families.

    No need for soap also, they can lick their arse.

    Although I don’t recommend getting an electric recliner chair, we have had two days of nervous breakdowns so far, every time the motor sounds and it moves.

    Society will save money also, no youth clubs etc, they all spend their time sitting under cars watching magpies and fighting with squirrels in the garden.


  9. Zephir says:

    Watch the video below to see what we and other European countries are importing:

    “Horrifying moment homeless robber follows a grandmother, 73, and her seven-year-old granddaughter into their home, throws them into the street and attacks them in ‘attempted kidnapping’ that has shocked France”



    • moggie63 says:

      “Well known to the police” but “who has not yet been named”, I wonder why?


    • MarkyMark says:

      “that has shocked France”

      – shocked France? Don’t look back in … shocked Macron?


      BBC fails to follow up on a refugee related News story … BBC £3.5bn Search for ‘Maria Freiburg’

      … sorry if this makes you feel sick or generates hatred, but why aren’t the BBC interested in Maria Ladenburge’s killer being brought to justice and why the killer did it ….

      The Trial of Hussein Khavari (murdered Maria Ladenburge) Becomes Even More Sordid {gatesofvienna.net sep2017}

      The accused entered the courtroom with shackles on hands and feet at 9:05am. First he read out loud a letter of apology, and he asked the family of the murdered Maria Ladenburger for forgiveness, Focus reports.

      “I wish I could undo everything. What I have done, I am deeply sad about that from the bottom of my heart.” (Hussein K.)

      Then he went on to recount the events of the night of the murder:

      He had been drinking with three friends and he had smoked hashish. Because he was extremely drunk, he was thrown out of the bar. At some time after that, he was on his way home. At the [river] Dreisam, the girl on her bicycle approached him.

      He kicked against the bicycle, which caused the girl to fall off. She screamed. He held her mouth shut. Then he strangled her with her shawl until she was unconscious.

      “When I saw how pretty she was, I wanted to have sex with her.” (Hussein K.)

      Apparently he thought that he had already strangled her to death. The judge questioned him concerning “sex with a dead girl,” and the offender said:

      “It didn’t bother me to have sex with a dead girl.” (Hussein K.)

      According to his testimony he was too drunk to achieve an erection, so he inserted his hand. Since he had a previous injury from a bicycle accident, he pulled her into the river to wash his blood from her body. There he left her and fled.

      BBC Last Touched on this story “Afghan murder suspect in Germany was jailed in Greece (convicted of attempted murder in Greece)” {bbc.co.uk dec2016}
      Germans were outraged by the murder of Maria L, a student in Freiburg who volunteered for a refugee charity.
      He was given a 10 year-sentence but was apparently freed after about 18 months.

      – BBC £3.5bn News Service Search for ‘Maria Freiburg’ found wanting, the real world is just to horrible to report
      – Lady Gaga reveals chronic illness, with fibromyalgia featuring in her new documentary (sales pitch!)



  10. Fedup2 says:

    Happy solstice – all down hill from here … the shortest day is 22 December – 184 days away . ….

    Today the inflation rate is announced – and tomorrow the interest rate ….

    I reckon inflation will be a bit higher than ‘the market ‘ expects – this is based on me walking around Tesco / Sainsburys ….


    • moggie63 says:

      Walking around a supermarket is about all I can afford to do. Nice to see them maintaining their profits at the expense of farmers and producers who are unable to cover their own, ever increasing expenses.


      • Scroblene says:

        Too right, Moggie, and when you do eventually buy something, you’re also funding the food bank whether you like it or not!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Moggie – I should add – as well as walking around – I find myself muttering ‘bloody hell ‘ when looking at prices …. Soup 75p a tin – own brand – ? Up from 50p ….


        • Zephir says:

          Cat food’s up too, thank goodness for bluebottles and moths and the odd spiders web on the doorstep.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Due to Brexit? Can we stop day light hours from changing so we have no climate change?


  11. Guest Who says:

    BBC TNi partners, bring news…

    And that’s that done. Plus entertainment.


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC – but I detect a lack of interest – the covid inquiry …the DT reports that some Dame or other who had planning responsibility – never considered the consequences of lockdown .
    Also – the Chinese – who started locking down – spread the practice to the West – which got frightened by those pictures of overwhelmed hospitals in North Italy .

    The comments are as or more intelligent than the report . Ie – nothing will be learned – and humans are best at not learning from the past / mistakes ….
    Personally I’d be interested in how PPE is now administered – could the next pandemic be medically worse than the Chinese one –
    I somehow think nothing has changed ….. or will change … another monster like Hancock is just waiting …


  13. Guest Who says:

    Presumably a four year degree course?


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC sudden obsession with tip toeing around actual news explained?


      • Guest Who says:

        Over the pond, crocodile feeding order mirrored.


        So, WaPo and CNN doing a fluff piece on Whoopie again?


        • moggie63 says:

          Leftists feel betrayed? Now they know how the rest of the population feel about their delusional stance on pretty much anything. Anybody with an IQ over 50 knew this would happen.


      • MarkyMark says:

        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:

      Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame is to be taught by Professor Mathieu Deflem, a fan of the singer. Course documents said students would learn to “engage in sound and substantiated scholarly thinking” on issues related to her fame.2 Nov 2010


    • MarkyMark says:

      “I am tendering my resignation because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my own time and the public money on doing work that produces no result. ”


      Orwell’s resignation letter from the BBC 24.9.43


  14. Fedup2 says:

    Well – inflation the same or higher rate than last time . An inept Bank of England – but interest rate up 0.25% Thursday when it needs to be 1.25 % up tomorrow…. Inflation until …. 2030?

    And sunak thinks he can half the inflation rate by 2024 ? Yeah right …


    • taffman says:

      Sunak thought he could stop the boats , well have they ?


      • 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. andyjsnape says:

    Biden hey

    US-China tensions: Biden calls Xi a dictator day after Beijing talks

    The west gives it economy away to China on the whole and is so dependant on them – unless we start to look after our own economies the west will be be totally reliant on the likes of China

    But we still pamper to the green lot over here, and China, India etc continue with coal fired power stations, we have a bit of wind on a good day, and expect the public to pay higher prices

    We are doomed Mr Mainwaring, doomed 🙂 (dads army)

    MG cars, owned by the Chinese
    LDV vans, owned by the Chinese
    Weetabix, owned by the Chinese
    British Steel, owned by the Chinese
    etc etc


    • MarkyMark says:

      Football – Saudi owned
      Golf – Saudi owned
      Mosques in Skye – Saudi owned
      King – Qatar owned

      Prince Charles given €3m in cash in bags by Qatari politician, according to report
      This article is more than 11 months old
      Money was passed immediately to one of the prince’s charities, says Clarence House



    • MarkyMark says:

      UK Politicians – Chinese owned (£500k for Labour Barry Gardiner)


    • Charlie Farley says:

      And one of my favourite tipples ” Abbot Ale ” from Green King brewery and pub chain…..is nothing sacred !
      Stupid decision of the UK to give our manufacturing away its utter madness……amazingly BBC not grabbed by them yet ……must be a reason ?
      Read somewhere that all Chinese companies are ultimately under Government control ……something for us to look forward to with Labour next year .


  16. JohnC says:

    So many problems in our society the BBC could do some investigative journalism about. So what do they spend the license fee payers money on ?.

    ‘Windrush: Hundreds with chronic and mental illness sent back to Caribbean’

    Hundreds of long-term sick and mentally ill people from the Windrush generation were sent back to the Caribbean in what has been described as a “historic injustice”, the BBC has found.

    This lengthy article is about as lop-sided as you can get. It’s a 100% Panorama style collection of anything they can find to support their agenda and nothing in it’s defence. It’s 100% BBC.

    But what bugs me most about these historic campaigns from over 50 years ago is that they are always about one single thing. Getting compensation. Nothing else.

    Here are the two BBC heavyweights responsible. I suspect they have been working on this story for months:




    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello JohnC

      Sorry i’ve just seen your comment and have mentioned something below


    • MarkyMark says:

      Were these people on the Windrush boat? They look so young ….

      Leaving Jamaica saved their lives – HA HA HA HA HA

      When Jamaica gained independence in 1962, the murder rate was 3.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, one of the lowest in the world.[4] In 2005, Jamaica had 1,674 murders, for a murder rate of 58 per 100,000 people,[5] the highest murder rate in the world.[2] In November 2008, the Jamaican Parliament voted to retain the death penalty, which is performed by hanging.[6]

      Jamaica recorded 1,680 murders in 2009.[7] In 2010, there were 1,428, in 2011, 1,125. 2012 saw 1,097, 2013, 1,200. 2014 totaled 1,192, 2015, 1,450, 2016, 1,350 and 2017, 1,616.[8] 1,287 murders were reported in 2018.[9]

      Some areas of Jamaica, particularly population centers such as Kingston, Montego Bay and Spanish Town, experience high levels of crime and violence.[1] Jamaica has had one of the highest murder rates in the world for many years, according to United Nations estimates.[2] Former Prime Minister P. J. Patterson described the situation as “a national challenge of unprecedented proportions”.[3]


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Getting compensation.”

      What is the windrush compensation scheme for 2023?
      The latest Windrush Compensation Scheme statistics show that £57.13m had been paid out by the end of February 2023 across 1,520 claims. A further £11.13m has been offered, awaiting acceptance, or pending review, taking the total amount paid or offered to £68.27m.2 May 2023


  17. andyjsnape says:

    Today bbc promotiion

    Windrush: Hundreds with chronic and mental illness sent back to Caribbean

    Slave trade compensation also to follow!


    • MarkyMark says:

      Make Jamaica Great Again?

      Some areas of Jamaica, particularly population centers such as Kingston, Montego Bay and Spanish Town, experience high levels of crime and violence.[1] Jamaica has had one of the highest murder rates in the world for many years, according to United Nations estimates.[2] Former Prime Minister P. J. Patterson described the situation as “a national challenge of unprecedented proportions”.[3]



    • Fedup2 says:

      What a terrible mistake that was – but judging by life expectancy back in the ‘islands ‘ most will be long gone ….


  18. MarkyMark says:

    What’s drawing so many Indians to Australia?


    India census: Half of homes have phones but no toilets


    India’s caste system is among the world’s oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities.


    Four Indian men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012 have been hanged.

    Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013.

    The four were hanged in the capital’s high-security Tihar prison in the first executions in India since 2015.

    The victim died from her injuries days after being raped by six men on a moving bus. The incident caused outrage and led to new anti-rape laws in India.


  19. MarkyMark says:

    News at One
    BBC One, 11 May 2023

    In a news item about renewable energy projects, we reported from a substation and said “there is 400,000 volts of electricity passing through the system up here”. The reporter was intending to give audiences a sense of the electric potential involved, but was wrong to say volts passed through the system. Amps are the units used to measure electric current running through a circuit.




  20. MarkyMark says:

    2014 … Many councils say they are struggling to cut the cost of translation services for migrants.

    The government wants local authorities to reduce the amount spent on translating documents for non-English speakers.

    Latest estimates suggest that £140m a year is spent on translation by the UK public sector as a whole.


    Ms Matulioniene said: “Translation is very important in an emergency, when we go to hospitals and when children go to school and they don’t know a word.”

    Lincolnshire County Council spends £155,000 a year on translation services.


    Anjem Choudary calls Duke of Sussex a ‘Muslim killer’ and calls on jihadis to retaliate
    Hate preacher said Harry’s claim he killed 25 Taliban was a ‘wake-up call’ for Muslims everywhere to ‘end the occupation of foreign forces’

    Martin Evans,
    8 January 2023 • 6:43pm


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Meesh and Faisal having a 0810 chat about inflation and economics – shows how poor Today has become – but from me – no sign of inflation rate being controlled …… only financial pain will start to control it – and Britain has lost the ability to accept pain ——-

    I recall that a lot of cash was saved during lockdown as borrowed furlough cash washed about – I wonder if savings have declined a lot ?


    • MarkyMark says:



      The Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s policy is for the licence fee to rise once again in 2024 following a two-year freeze. According to reports by the Daily Telegraph, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is predicting that the inflation figure used will be 8.2%.19 Mar 2023


      • Fedup2 says:

        Yeah £200 TV licence Tax … pay pay pay …


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, not me. I gave up telly watching 18 years ago and thanks to a computer and this web-site (and some others) I haven’t got time to watch TV. Give up, folks, you know it makes sense! Listen to the radio while gardening or washing up or cooking or loading the dishwasher or whatever.


  22. AsISeeIt says:

    A troubled life edition

    One tends to pick up the morning papers with a certain sense of trepidation these days – given the relentless promotion of a distasteful left-leaning woke agenda, given the prevailing sense of doom and gloom that seems to delight our media – and given the obfuscations and downright lying propaganda.

    Why bother with the news? – that’s the question that’s up there with old Hamlet’s To be, or not to be?

    Fitting then that we get this quote from one of those midget submarine guys – the ‘i’ terms: Deep-sea pioneer Stockton Rush… He said last year: ‘If you want to be safe, don’t get out of bed’

    Always look on the bright side of life

    Mortgage mayhem survival guide – kudos to the Daily Mail prefering the word mayhem over the lazy media cliché crisis

    And unlike the philosophical tree that falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, of which arboreal casualty we ponder does it make a sound? (Dr. George Berkeley, Anglican Bishop and philosopher in the 1600s – by the way he said don’t worry God heard it) – well, the news is still there, even if we close our eyes to the papers and cancel our TV licence. Like Mr AsI did… round of applause and the odd bit of doorstep pot banging from those hereabouts, please?

    Speaking of trees and forests and perhaps missing the wood for the trees – as the old proverb goes…

    That FT regular frontpage feature Datawatch is today at pains to tell us: This year is on track to be Canada’s worst wildfire season on record – now as much as the FT’s dedicated market watchers will tend to need to follow every commodity, from old-fashioned pig bellies to their newfangled complex financial derivatives, the interest in Canuck forestry is perhaps rather niche – the point here of course is to hammer home climate alarmism.

    Similarly our BBC has agendas to push – and if it isn’t in the news – then there’s no one there to see it – so they better put it in the news: Windrush: Hundreds with chronic and mental illness sent back to Caribbean (By Navtej Johal & Joanna Hall)

    Does our BBC really want to highlight the seemingly high prevalence of mental disorders in the black population and the additional burden sick Caribbean immigrants place on our struggling NHS?

    Here’s a question to befuddle the philosophical minds of a Hamlet and even a Dr. Berkeley – given we’ve never had so much government and never had to pay so much for it in taxes – then how come State services are so very rubbish?

    School in cat self-ID row faces investigation (Telegraph) – some super-progressive pay school for the rich and liberal, we wonder? Au contraire: ...Rye College, a state secondary in East Sussex…

    A-Level cartoonist Matt is top of the form: He pictures a parents’ evening with his schoolmaster explaining: “This term your son has identified as a cat. I gave him an F grade because the school still has a mouse problem”

    Show that gag to a typical earnest no-sense-of-humour leftist and the reaction would be something like – rodent infestations in our schools is a clear sign of a lack of investment and Tory cuts

    Let’s hope some big kid self-indentifying as a feline doesn’t start bulling all his classmates indentifying as mice.

    Think of the children

    Lockdown damaged a generation, says ex-CMO… Health expert tells inquiry young people are still suffering as girls’ eating disorders soar (Telegraph doing some sterling work attempting to counter the prevailing pro-Lockdown narratives)

    Meanwhile in the naughty corner

    Mandelson’s contact with Epstein set out in NY filing (FT) – that’ll be New Labour’s Peter Mandelson – there’s one for the teenagers

    Hunter Biden has pleaded guilty to criminal income tax charges (FT)

    You have to admire the left-leaning liberal globalist FT’s efforts at soft soaping of the sex deviant drug addict financial criminal son of their man in the White House: The US President’s son has had a troubled private life for years, and has been a frequent target for his father’s political opponents – sound to you like the FT is putting the case for the defence?

    But remember folks, it’s not a conspirary theory, if it’s true…

    …Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine and China during the 2020 campaign… (FT)

    Minister for the next pandemic

    Sadly, this sort of cockamamie thinking is most likely to win out, despite Telegraph editorials: It was also an “error” that no government had appointed a senior minister with sole responsibility over planning for pandemics… (Oliver Letwin giving his two penn’orth to the Covid Inquiry as quoted in the Guardian)

    Meanwhile in defence news: Britain ‘just hanging on’ to its place in Nato… because the Army is too small… (Telegraph)

    Another reason one needs to keep abreast of the daily news is that were one not so closely following… just imagine coming to the papers unawares and trying to make sense of this headline: UK women held over monkey torture ring (Telegraph)


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Britain ‘just hanging on’ to its place in Nato… because the Army is too small…”



    • Fedup2 says:

      Ethnic mental cases is a ‘non subject ‘ for the BBC – bit like those perennial campaigns to get reckless third worlders to volunteers to provide organs or blood to their kindred ….

      … but compensation … where do I sign ?


    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, I am applauding and pot banging and keys rattling for you right now, pronounced ‘nOWHHHHH!’


  23. MarkyMark says:

    With this new data, it’s worth taking a look at how the government is performing on the five priorities they’re so desperate to repeat:

    Halving inflation. It’s sticking.
    Debt falling. It’s increasing.
    NHS waiting lists down. They’re at an all time record high.
    Stop the boats. They’re coming thick and fast.
    The only pledge Rishi is currently meeting is growing the economy – which he’s managing with a measly 0.1% growth. With further rate rises on the cards, even this looks unsustainable…





  24. MarkyMark says:


    In the lecture, Rand admonishes American businessmen for apologizing for capitalism and for, in some cases, directly funding detractors of the free market. Notably, she says that “It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers.” She also answers audience questions after the lecture.


  25. MarkyMark says:

    Boris ate cake. Kids can be Cats. Greta says stop breathing.
    This is the world we live in.


  26. Foscari says:

    I wonder when, want to be teachers go teaching colleges,
    what happens is similar to what happens in Richard Condon’s
    novel ” The Manchurian Candidate.” Are they brainwashed
    by their anarchist Marxist lecturers ? So they can go out
    to distort the minds of kids from the age of 4 to 14.
    I say 14 . Because by then a bright teenager who has not
    had their minds distorted, can answer back to the “teacher”
    that she will not accept that the identity of a classmate as
    being a cat . Or any other identity the Manchurian Candidate
    has had implanted into her brain. If you can call it that.
    To be honest there are a fair amount of presenters on the
    BBC who seem to have similar personalities as Laurence
    Harvey’s character in the film.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Here is BBC’s Simon ‘£200K’ Schama who educated Diane Abbott deflecting the rape of children into sex … just like “Why are Tommy Robinson and the extreme right obsessed with paedophilia?”

      “…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}

      “..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}



      • Fedup2 says:

        Blood pressure mark blood pressure ……

        … always assumed sharma is man shagger ….
        Maybe he likes young boys too ….


    • Fedup2 says:

      Foscari – I think ‘conversion ‘ happens at the earliest age making infected kids become student teachers —— been happening for decades …..


  27. Fedup2 says:

    In May 2023 the blue labour government borrowed £20 billion . Same month last year ? £ 10 billion . If it were to buy votes I’d understand … but no

    BTW The UK’s total debt mountain is now 100.1pc of gross domestic product (GDP) exceeding 100pc for the first time since March 1961.
    …………1961…… imagine what a red labour government will do …..


  28. tomo says:

    One has to assume that Sir Humphrey was apoplectic that this got out….

    I see that a failed vaccine manufacturer trousered £358 million pounds of UK taxpayer funds in Scotland


    We only get to see some of the detail via an American SEC filing ….


    I knew that Covid was going to be a sprawling clusterf**k as soon as Public Health England barged themselves to the front of the crowd to run testing early on.


  29. tomo says:

    Hunter Biden

    The plea deal given to Hunter breaks every US DoJ prosecutorial rule out there – it’s being run as a misdemeanour not as the normal felony charge – the deal is actually specifically proscribed in the published rule book for US Attorneys.

    Robert Barnes has been acting in Federal Tax cases for 25 years and is saying that he believes it’s unprecedented.

    Let’s see what punishment is imposed…


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Tomo

      2 weeks community service

      More and more we dont live in a free society


    • Fedup2 says:

      Democrat ‘prosecutor ‘ democrat judge – democrat non prison …USA – third world … political justice system –


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It’s all right when they do it.


  30. Lucy Pevensey says:


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Lucy

      Many interesting comments on twitter re above Dutch Farmers

      One comment:-
      Bill Gates – No investigation/charges

      Hunter Biden – No investigation/charges

      Joe Biden – No investigation/charges

      George Soros – No investigation/charges

      Donald Trump – Facing Prison For Life

      Tristan Tate – Facing Prison For Life

      Andrew Tate – Facing Prison For Life


    • tomo says:

      Johan de Witt – look him up

      Rutte Tarten anybody?


    • MarkyMark says:

      On Thursday morning, the New York Times published an episode of The Daily podcast discussing some of the forces behind the collapse. They outlined how years of irresponsible borrowing by the Rajapaksa political dynasty, combined with the damage caused by Covid lockdowns to Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, drained the country’s foreign exchange reserves. Soon, the country was unable to make payments on its debt or import essential goods like food and gasoline. Strangely, the hosts of the podcast, which reaches over 20 million monthly listeners, didn’t mention President Rajapaksa’s infamous fertilizer ban once during the thirty-minute episode.



    • Kaiser says:

      the great reset is just a conspiracy theory


  31. andyjsnape says:

    If US companies ‘go woke’, do they really go broke?

    The bbc does its own twist on companies who are woke.

    Personally I wouldn’t get my advice from the likes of the bbc

    Hopefully Go Woke Go Broke – applies to the bbc in the very near future, well can wish


  32. Terminal Moraine says:

    Keighley — Mohammed Nazam grovels an apology to a Pakistani Facebook group and resigns for raising the Pride flag as part of his role as a councillor. Only a guardianista would try to suggest something called “ultra-conservatives” (??) are the problem here.

    Painful… you can almost feel the massive torque involved to twist your brain to that extent.


  33. tomo says:

    Do NHS workers get Glastonbury ticket discounts and is there an NHS food bank on site that allows them to swerve £8 veggie burgers?


  34. tomo says:

    Summer ructions in Paris – unlikely to pass the BBC content tests…?


    • MarkyMark says:

      The epilogue reveals that the story was written in the last holdout of the Western world, Switzerland, but international pressure from the new governments, isolating it as a rogue state for not opening its borders, along with internal pro-migrant elements, force it to capitulate as well. Mere hours from the border opening, the author dedicates the book to his grandchildren, in the hopes they will grow up in a world where they will not be ashamed of him for writing such a book.



    • Terminal Moraine says:

      From the comments —

      “You can tell it is NGO Commies because they have all been issued the same tent.

      It is like their pop up protest placards.

      Highly organised and highly funded by the host country tax payers.”


  35. Terminal Moraine says:

    Posting this because it made me laugh and because it’s been retweeted by Shayan Sardarizadeh, one of BBC Verify’s knowledge experts. There are lots of similar spoof posts, trivial memes and banal nonsense that get proudly ‘debunked’ for a grateful public.

    Want to analyse FBI/DOJ corruption? Corporate capture of public institutions? The difficulties of theory choice in scientific research? No chance, it’s a bunch of teenagers finding weird shit online and pretending they’re cleansing the informational space of wrongness.

    The level of mediocrity and self-regard is off the charts. What a service the BBC provide.


  36. Thoughtful says:

    And Biden goes on pissing off the worlds most powerful leaders this time China’s Xi Jinping calling him a “Dictator” a little ironic given his reaction when Fox ran a banner about him being a Wannabe Dictator himself.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Saudi Arabia TV mocks Biden’s cognitive decline in ‘hilarious’ comedy skit


      • Fedup2 says:

        Not Saturday night live then … no killer Baldwin …

        Lucky western media isn’t censored eh ?

        Apparently he has called the president of China a ‘dictator ‘ after his meeting with the sec of state yesterday – China needs to talk to Obama about shutting down Biden …


  37. Dickie says:

    The west could probably take a leaf out of the Belarus book:



  38. Dickie says:

    Havent changed much have they (the US govt that is). Having said that, pretty damn sure the UK govt have have plenty to hide as well:



  39. MarkyMark says:

    Glastonbury Festival officially starts as Emily Eavis opens gates
    Emily Eavis kickstarts the events for thousands of festival-goers.

    “Look at the wall over there that surrounds this marvellous festival. There’s a message there for Donald Trump. Build bridges not walls.

    Corbyn – Look at that wall protecting us, tell Trump to build bridges not walls. HA HA HA HA HA!


  40. MarkyMark says:

    Never seen so many white faces ….


    Glastonbury Festival officially starts as Emily Eavis opens gates

    Jon Snow cleared by Ofcom over ‘white people’ comment


    • tomo says:


      No fly zone huh?

      I wonder if “key talent”/VIP helicopter ban is in place – I’d guess fragile stars will kick off over a 6 hour limo round trip from London.

      220 diesel generators spinning up….


    • Guest Who says:

      Don’t get the endless PR from the BBC any more just on free tickets alone.


  41. tomo says:

    To save you the arithmetic the migrant boat revenue at the quoted ticket price is just under $2 million.


  42. Eddy Booth says:

    “Interest rate rise expected after UK inflation shock”


    They keep dusting off the same silly headlines every month…

    “Inflation, which tracks prices rises, was 8.7% in May, the same as in April.”

    I was wondering what inflation meant 🤡


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Funny how during covid there was only passing mention of inflation resulting from chopping down money trees … well now here it is … I think 0.25% Thursday -mit should be .5% minimum …


  44. andyjsnape says:

    Homeless family living in tent in woodland

    “kids wont sleep til its dark”

    Import the 3rd world, welcome the 3rd world – what do you expect bbc. Lack of housing is one thing, dont forget schools, hospitals/doctors etc etc

    Maybe RNLI ferries would like to donate to this cause


  45. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – more evidence the so-called ‘cost-of-living-crisis’ ….

    … does not exist. But Sarah Montague still pushes it – we know why, BBC, do we know why! – and in a segment asking a person a man, married, with wife expecting a second baby next April, about their increased mortgage payments “Do you blame the Government?” So that is why the BBC cooked up the non-existent cost-of-living-crisis. Solely in order to blame the Conservative Government, the hate for which the BBC has in skip loads along with the blame for Brexit.

    The Montacutie is getting really good at giving away the game that LeftMob are playing.


  46. Eddy Booth says:

    Titan Sub: OceanGate CEO Didn’t Want to Hire ’50-Year-Old White Guys’ Because They’re Not ‘Inspirational’



    “Former OceanGate director of marine operations David Lochridge — a 50-year-old (or 51-year-old) white guy — reportedly warned OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush that his sub tech was not safe and was fired for his trouble.”


    • G says:


      I’m surprised the Millipede brothers are not in on the act. I recall one or the other is running “International Rescue”. Bbb, bbb, bbb, bbh, Ah,………


  47. tomo says:

    Brussels bots decided I must see this


    • MarkyMark says:

      “When Ukrainians re-imagine their future, they see Europe’s flag flying over their cities.” NOT THE UKRAINIAN FLAG?!