Weekend 5th August 2023

This week a BBC autocue reader called sally nugent , 51, referred to the dambusters ‘ raid as ‘infamous ‘. Someone in the BBC looked up World War 2 and discovered that something called the RAF helped save Britain – therefore they issued a limited apology – with miss nugent keeping her job . 53 RAF lost their lives on that infamous attack on Nazi Germany – with 8 infamous aircraft lost – not something the infamous BBC cares too much about these days – right Sally ? Dear reader Are you still paying her infamous wages ?

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305 Responses to Weekend 5th August 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Ooh, first again and some goal-hanging Jimmy Greaves style (actually a chance look in after signing out on another site – honestly, Brissles) has paid off. The BBC has been despicable again this midweek, ramping up Climate fear, the Nugent controversy as Fed outlines above and numerous other failings.

    Can you defend the BBC?

    If not, you really should seriously consider defunding the BBC by cancelling your TellyTax.

    Oh and have a good weekend everyone.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Lies! It’s all lies!
      ** congrats!


      • Up2snuff says:

        MM, 🙂

        Anyone know what is happening on our sort of sister site: ‘Is The BBC Biased’ ? Is it just that Craig and Sue who run it are having a holiday?


    • BRISSLES says:

      Honest to God Snuffy your lurking tactics are beyond compare 😉


      • Up2snuff says:

        Brissles, my dear old thing, as someone once said in the BIble somewhere and I would echo: “The Lord is my helper.” I knew someone else, now dead and ‘gorn before’ – as he and his wife used to memorably duet – who would say when starting the offering (ie. collection) at services and meetings, “If you are in need, please feel free to take something out instead of contributing. The Lord helps those who help themselves.”

        Or as the house burglar would put it: “I was just passing, Officer, and the door was open.”


        • BRISSLES says:

          LOL! Haven’t a clue about the first bit, but I “get” the second para xx


          • Up2snuff says:

            Brissles, a famous Cockney song, ‘A Mother’s Lament’ found iirc, on Disraeli Gears with Bruce, Baker and Clapton singing it. ‘Gorn before’ is a euphemism for ‘brown bread’.

            As to the second paragraph, Major Denis Blodnok (cashiered) of the Fourth Mounted Thunderboxes would alternatively and so delicately say: “Open your wallet and repeat after me: help yourself.”


            • Scroblene says:

              …and they haven’t even returned the B Company lawnmower yet!


              After all these years, and only a gibbering idiot like Eccles to explain!


    • G says:


      “…ramping up Climate fear…..’.

      They are all justified. Whoever, whenever. Totally justified. However, they are all wrong with their so-called facts, predictions with the nonsense of, “Man Made”. Blinkered and forcing illogical information on the Worlds’ population. CO2? Won’t have any effect as most here know.

      The Sun is King. Giving life and taking life…………….

      Is this what’s at the bottom of the political elite lunacy at present?


      • Fedup2 says:

        If the emission of industrial gases such as CO2 will have a negative effect on the world climate – something I don’t accept – then surely the current version of the planet – change wise – is beyond fixing just because of huge population grown and the expectation of better quality of life – consumerism – across every continent .
        The rabid UK drive to some ‘ net zero ‘ crap will have no effect apart from damaging the UK by an all powerful act of self harm ….
        Any one growing up now – having been conditioned ( groomed ) not to question this orthodoxy-is gonna have a harder time than we grown ups …


        • G says:


          “Beyond fixing”. Yes, we cannot alter what the Sun’s evolution has been doing to the planet for billions of years – and will continue to do unaided by human beings.

          But if known only too well by the Worlds influencers, it may account for the ‘Devil May Care’ attitude so apparent in our so called, ‘Worlds Leaders’


          • Fedup2 says:

            It’s one of my biggest objections to ‘the settled science ‘ – that 89 year solar cycle thing I mentioned- due to kick in during the next 2 years ( ish ) – how can human records of maybe 100 years at the most ( in Western Europe ) be able to predict the effect – yet alone the behaviour of the oceans .

            Every time a bit of ice falls of a glacier it’s screams by kidults and the climate industry tha It is the End of The World ….

            In my view volcanic activity – which we know so little about – could be responsible for ‘climate change ‘ – change which has always been happening …


            • Up2snuff says:

              Fed, it is the very fact of 8 billion plus bodies on this planet that causes the warming. Basic science, innit? First there were two-ish, then there were four-ish, now there are eight-ish billion bods all doing their bit of warming.


              • Up2snuff says:

                G, if we get a Maunder Minimum things could get a little bit chilly around the planet.

                We will have get Fed to buy back his diesel car and do several laps of the North Circular Road and South Circular Road.


  2. Fedup2 says:

    And so to business – here is Charles Moore in the daily Telegraph doing one of those more and more regular reports on the obvious ( audience losing ) bias of the comrades in the BBC ….

    Last year, Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s “energy and environment analyst”, retired. He tweeted as follows: “Only a month to go now before I leave BBC after 35 years. I did my last turn on Today Prog earlier. Felt very upset walking home. Not for me, but for the fate of the planet.”

    On reading this, I burst out laughing. Although most journalists have delusions of grandeur, few of us think the fate of our planet turns on our individual career path. But I am glad Roger said it, because it displays succinctly the mentality which governs BBC coverage of climate change – very self-important, very emotional and very, very one-sided.

    Since his release from BBC employment, Roger says frankly what he is. On Twitter, he describes himself as a “Green pioneer broadcaster”. That is an accurate phrase for how he did his job.

    It does not seem to strike him as an odd way to work in a national broadcaster committed by Charter to impartiality. More to the point, it does not seem to strike the BBC as odd either. Yet it is like saying, “I’m a fascist broadcaster” (or a communist, Remainer or Leaver one): it declares a committed point of view. Roger Harrabin’s effective successor, Justin Rowlatt, seems, if anything, even more in thrall to his own beliefs. Who can forget his staring-eyed interview with Boris Johnson when he harangued the then prime minister for refusing to stop Britain’s solitary new coal mine?

    Justin is preaching busily. Yesterday, he tweeted: “The world has just recorded the highest average global sea temperature ever – more evidence of the progress of climate change.” Within an hour, Roger Harrabin tweeted in support: “Ocean heat record smashed, with grim implications… Will BBC join the dots? @BBCJustinR.” The answer to Roger’s question, which I think he knows already, is: “Yes. The BBC still thinks as he does.”

    The BBC website this week carried a story by Justin Rowlatt, entitled “The truth about heat-pumps”. It describes them as “extraordinarily efficient”. He admits a few snags but blames the Government for not subsidising installations generously enough. “Whatever choices we make about how we heat our homes in future,” he adds, “one thing is certain, we are going to need a lot more electricity. And it all needs to be green.” His first sentence is factually correct. His second is his point of view. His confusion between the two exemplifies how the BBC has covered climate change for 20 years.

    In recent weeks, the dam which contained popular discontent about net zero policies has burst. Accumulating resentments about the costs and inconveniences involved have taken political form.

    Problems about wind turbines, heat pumps, solar panels, new pylons, electric vehicles, charging points, wood-burning stoves; about energy security threatened if we have no fossil fuels against Putin’s adventurism, energy bills, low traffic zones and Ulez have at last made politicians aware of a blindingly obvious point: citizens and businesses resent having to pay much more for goods and services which are often worse than what they had before. Hence Labour’s surprise failure to win the Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election.

    Voters can see the disparity between the highly speculative and distant achievement of global net zero and the concrete and imminent prospect of becoming colder and poorer (which gets worse the further north you live). They face intimidating deadlines – an end to new petrol cars by 2030, to oil boilers by 2026, and achieving “complete clean-energy production” by 2035; and they don’t like them. The BBC’s attitude to this mood is the environmentalist equivalent of “Let them eat cake”.

    It won’t do. The public are still being shamefully ill informed by the BBC about differing views on climate change policy – on the science (the role, for example, of “natural variability”), the efficacy of government intervention, the real costs, the possibilities of adaptation rather than resistance and so on – but polling suggests people do now know that the main players in the emissions game, China and India, have no intention of decarbonising by 2050.

    In which case, Britain, “the world leader”, is inflicting serious self-harm without discernible gain for the planet. A political party that cannot see this, cannot win. Whatever the rights and wrongs of global warming theory, political climate change is happening.

    A little bit of history helps explain how the BBC got itself in the wrong place. In 2005-6, a BBC executive, Fran Unsworth, was much influenced by Roger Harrabin. He submitted a report asking what the BBC wanted to be remembered for in future years. He suggested it should want to be remembered for warning of climate disaster. This was debated in private meetings of BBC high-ups whose contents the corporation never divulged.

    The BBC changed its approach to the subject, agreeing that “the science is settled” and appearing to move away from traditional impartiality. From that time forth, it became obvious that anyone wanting a career as a BBC science journalist would have to proclaim climate-change orthodoxy.

    The BBC’s culture formally discourages what it calls “a fixed habit of thought”, yet it adopted just that. It therefore sought to refute rather than investigate various green scandals, such as the “Climategate” email leaks of 2009. If a political leader claimed, as did Gordon Brown before the Copenhagen summit which failed, that there were “50 days to save the planet”, the BBC reverently reported it and never explained afterwards how the unsaved planet had somehow survived.

    This went to comic extremes. After Barack Obama became president of the United States, a Newsnight report intoned: “Scientists calculate that President Obama has just four years to save the world.” Those four years elapsed without President Obama achieving this feat, yet here we still are more than 10 years later. It is incredible (literally) what “scientists” will “calculate” if the BBC indulges them.

    Extreme voices were magnified; contrary ones were silenced. Have you ever witnessed a BBC cross-questioning of Greta Thunberg’s claims about imminent destruction? On the other hand, Nigel Lawson, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, and author of a well-reasoned and best-selling critique of climate change arguments, was, in effect, banned from the airwaves on the subject.

    One reason the BBC has got away with this bias for so long is that the political parties too have been all but unanimous. The BBC’s formalistic idea of impartiality is more closely related to party balance than to genuine diversity of thought. That unanimity is starting to change. If we reach a situation where, say, Tories campaign to put off net zero deadlines and Labour campaign to keep them, the BBC will have to air both points of view.

    What would the BBC like to be remembered for in its coverage of climate change? How will the last 20 years of partiality and suppression look? I am not saying the corporation should be the voice of climate scepticism: as an establishment institution, it naturally follows the prevailing wind.

    But surely one of the biggest stories of our time requires particularly careful impartiality. Predictions should not be treated as statements of fact. Science, being a method of inquiry, should never be treated as unanimous. Costs and benefits should be interrogated. Excited films on people’s phones of floods in Chinese streets or burning forests in Greece should be used as part of stories about the now, not as evidence of global collapse, morality lessons for the greedy West or horror stories to frighten the next generation out of having babies. ENDS


    • Lefty Wright says:

      World Government good- National Government bad. Marxism in action.
      So, if I disagree with our wonderful World Government tell me – where can I take refuge?
      Don’t bother. I have read the history books and I know the answer.


    • kingkp says:

      The controllers are black magicians. They have created a fake reality for billions of people to live in and the vast majority are unaware that most of what they think is real isn’t. They have used modern science to create this fake reality. Scientism, which the vast majority still call modern science, arose as a consequence of the Council of Trent in the 16th century. It is here that you will find your answers to fake climate science, fake medicine, fake physics, fake evolutionary theory, etc. The list is long. There is a reason why the black pope is more powerful than Francis and why Francis himself is a Jesuit. It was a Jesuit who proclaimed the Big Bang theory of creation another fiction the vast majority believe simply because they are told it is true. It is palpably absurd but like the Covaids scam, it doesn’t matter. The vast majority have no understanding of real science. It’s why an idiot like Guterres can stand up in public and make probably the dumbest statement ever made live on television in the history of broadcasting. And no one bats an eyelid.


  3. BRISSLES says:

    Er, sometimes just sometimes the Beeb do cater for us over 60. Tomorrow on bbc2 there are joyous recordings aired on the great Tony Bennett, and last night I began recording the series The RKO Story (from 1987) on bbc4 – enabling me to wallow in watching some of the greatest of the silver screen.


  4. Fedup2 says:

    To balance the piece by Charles Moore above – he is one from The Guardian concerning the views of an ex footballer called Gary Linaker ….

    Gary Lineker has said the BBC should stop trying to placate its political opponents, adding that the broadcaster’s bosses spend too much time worrying about the views of people “who will hate you for ever”.

    The Match of the Day presenter said newspapers such as the Daily Mail were ideologically committed to the downfall of the BBC. “We don’t sell ourselves well enough and we end up fearful of everybody. We seem be scared of the people that actually want to defund the BBC. They will always want to defund the BBC regardless of what the BBC does. Ignore them! Ignore them and concentrate on the people who love the BBC.”

    Lineker was briefly suspended by the BBC this year after he tweeted about the language used by the government to describe asylum seekers. After a mass walkout by BBC staff, the director general, Tim Davie, reinstated his highest-paid employee and reviewed the BBC’s guidelines on impartiality

    Lineker said the press attention during that period was overwhelming but he never felt he’d done anything wrong. “I stuck by what I’d said. Eventually normality resumed but it was a very bizarre experience … I love the BBC. And the one upsetting thing about that whole thing for me was that it was pitched as ‘BBC versus me’ and we’re on the same team.”

    In addition to his BBC presenting duties, the former England footballer runs Goalhanger Productions, which makes enormously successful – and profitable – podcasts such as The Rest Is History and The Rest Is Politics. Lineker is preparing to launch his own podcast entitled The Rest Is Football, a thrice-weekly show where he will be joined by fellow Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.

    The success of Lineker’s podcast company has prompted jealously among some staff at the BBC, with Goalhanger’s shows winning over the younger audiences that the broadcaster wants to reach. Lineker insisted there was no way that a podcast such as The Rest Is Politics could have been made for the BBC, due to its regular criticism of Boris Johnson and other politicians. “The joy of a podcast [is] that you can do and say exactly what you want. With the BBC the impartiality rules would stop you doing that.”

    Lineker said BBC bosses were “really chuffed” and “very positive” when told that three of their most famous football presenters would be branching off to produce a high-profile football podcast, because it would boost the profile for their BBC work.

    Shearer, Richards and Lineker hatched the plan for The Rest Is Football while working on the BBC’s coverage of the Qatar World Cup at the end of last year. They will continue to present their Match of the Day podcast, which is available only on BBC Sounds, but Lineker said they “wanted to do something that was available on all platforms”.

    He said too many football podcasts were a “tad earnest, analytical and opinionated and serious” and promised to make the most of being free from BBC rules. “We can do what we want, when we want, how we want, say what we want, swear if we really want.”

    Goalhanger’s success is an example of how the power in British media is shifting. One rival podcast company speculated that The Rest Is Politics presenters Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell could be making more than £100,000 a month each under a revenue-sharing model. Lineker declined to discuss those figures. “I have to have my salary published every bloody year in July, which is not particularly helpful, so I don’t think it’s my place to give away people’s salaries. But they’re doing alright.”

    If The Rest Is Football proves to be a similar success then Lineker, Shearer, and Richards could end up making more money from it than they receive for presenting football coverage on the national broadcaster.

    Lineker’s growing business interests – and media scrutiny over his salary – has led to questions about whether he intends to continue with Match of the Day, which he has hosted since 1999. “I’ve got a couple of years left on my contract, I’m 62, who knows where football will be then. It’s determined by [television] rights and the way football’s shifting towards streaming with Apple and Amazon coming in.”

    He said he would consider any offers from a streaming company. “Of course I’d entertain that. I’d listen. I love Match of the Day, I’ve done it for a long time. If something changes, it changes. It’s hypothetical at the moment.”

    Lineker said he was optimistic about some positive change in the British media but had no time for new rightwing news channels GB News and TalkTV. “I’m obviously not a fan. And they don’t seem very good at telly. What I’m always staggered by is the incredible lack of anything that approaches any kind of quality broadcasting. I’m not just talking about it in terms of political bias, I’m talking about the quality of the television that’s rubbish.”

    He also intends to stay on Twitter, although he is baffled by some of the decisions made by its new owner. “As for Elon Musk, I think perhaps the most interesting thing for me is that, for someone that’s spent so much money on Twitter, he is actually not very good on Twitter. He’s rubbish. I think that’s quite amusing.”

    Lineker also said he had concerns about sportswashing but was reluctant to judge footballers who are taking extraordinary sums of money to play in Saudi Arabia. He noted that he increased his salary by 800% after moving to Japan at the end of his playing career “It’s very easy to judge and pontificate and say ‘I wouldn’t do that’ – but if someone’s slinging £200m at you then that’s lifechanging for your family for ever, and your family beyond that. Unless you’re in tha that position you don’t know.”ENDS


    • Nibor says:

      Its political opponents?!??!
      I thought it was supposed to be impartial, how can it have political opponents and who are they .

      But he’s right about that . Why are the Tories trying to placate political opponents who will never vote for them and want their downfall?
      The Tories should just ignore them . Ignore them and get votes to power .


    • Helena Hand-Basket says:

      “I’m not just talking about it in terms of political bias, I’m talking about the quality of the television that’s rubbish.”

      So says Gary Lineker, speaking of the new rightwing news channels. That’s funny, because I often think the BBC’s intellectual and cultural decline has been just as disastrous as its increasingly blatant political slant. I don’t recall that conservative newspapers were seeking its downfall a generation ago.

      Mind you, in those days it achieved the following:

      A seemingly endless supply of well made classic literary adaptations – and they actually followed the book. You could be sure Oliver Twist wouldn’t be from Barbados, or try to convince Fagin the industrial revolution would cause climate change.

      Countless well informed, non-gimmicky documentaries, beautifully presented by people who didn’t pronounce “buttter”as “bu’er”.

      Cultural programmes like Lord Clark’s Civilisation, that admired Europe’s history.

      Comedies that were actually funny and original. Even though some were (even then) scripted be leftist sympathisers, it didn’t always stop them being balanced and well written.


      • Sluff says:

        Dear Mr Linekar
        Perhaps if the ‘right wing news channels’ had £2bn of free money per year their standards would be higher.

        Ever thought of that? How about it?

        Mr. Sluff.


    • JohnC says:

      Those statements by Lineker are the clearest admission of the institutional left-wing bias in the BBC you could possibly get.

      Will alarm bells ring in OFCOM ?. Of course not. They are infested with the same type of people.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, Lineker said they “wanted to do something that was available on all platforms” = “we want to make more money from going world than the BBC are willing to pay us.”


  5. pugnazious says:

    From the Guardian in 2004:

    ‘Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..

    A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020.

    These are some of the key findings of the 2004 report commissioned by Pentagon defence adviser Andrew Marshall.

    · Future wars will be fought over the issue of survival rather than religion, ideology or national honour.

    · By 2007 violent storms smash coastal barriers rendering large parts of the Netherlands uninhabitable. Cities like The Hague are abandoned. In California the delta island levees in the Sacramento river area are breached, disrupting the aqueduct system transporting water from north to south.

    · Between 2010 and 2020 Europe is hardest hit by climatic change with an average annual temperature drop of 6F. Climate in Britain becomes colder and drier as weather patterns begin to resemble Siberia.’

    Yep…The Science is settled.

    One thing they might have got right….

    ‘Europe will face huge internal struggles as it copes with massive numbers of migrants washing up on its shores. Southern Europe is beleaguered by refugees from hard-hit countries in Africa.
    Rich areas like the US and Europe would become ‘virtual fortresses’ to prevent millions of migrants from entering after being forced from land drowned by sea-level rise or no longer able to grow crops. Waves of boatpeople pose significant problems.’

    Not as if not predicted long ago by lefty Bertrand Russell…with some suggestions on how to deal with such invasions…..

    ‘The white population of the world will soon cease to increase. The Asiatic races will be longer, and the negroes still longer, before their birth rate falls sufficiently to make their numbers stable without help of war and pestilence…. Until that happens, the benefits aimed at by socialism can only be partially realized, and the less prolific races will have to defend themselves against the more prolific by methods which are disgusting even if they are necessary.’ ––The Prospects of Individual Civilization, 1923 bertrand russell


    • JohnC says:

      They got the bit about migrants right for the wrong reasons.

      They aren’t coming because of climate change. They are coming to leech money from successful Western countries and bringing with them the culture which has made the places they came from such shitholes.


      • Scroblene says:

        They could have listened and learned from the explorers, but instead decided to just sit back, do b****r all, then take the money, kick out the farmers, and revert to subsidies from the UK and others to buy their eight wives some coloured baubles and a few slaves.

        The spineless Overseas Aid wallet-minders don’t mind a jot, it’s not their money.


    • Up2snuff says:

      pug: ” ‘Europe will face huge internal struggles as it copes with massive numbers of migrants washing up on its shores. Southern Europe is beleaguered by refugees from hard-hit countries in Africa.
      Rich areas like the US and Europe would become ‘virtual fortresses’ to prevent millions of migrants from entering after being forced from land drowned by sea-level rise or no longer able to grow crops. Waves of boatpeople pose significant problems.’ ”

      To the best of my knowledge, not many parts of Africa are below sea level.

      Death Valley in the USA is. Why haven’t we got refugees from California in the UK?

      Oh, silly me, we have. All are Professors or lecturers at UK Universities where they teach Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Liberal Arts or Social Studies courses and appear occasionally on BBC R4 on TOADY.


  6. Nibor says:

    Radio 4 6.30pm titled What Are You Talking About .
    To be repeated tomorrow at midday.

    It’s supposed to be a satirical comedy, but as you know this is the BBC so it isn’t.

    Tories bad , Tory policies bad , Trump bad , car drivers bad etc.

    What about Labour ? Well here they have a conundrum, how do they look impartial if they don’t criticise Labour ?
    The easy way out ; criticise the leader . This way you don’t criticise the Party , the tribe but criticise the leader for not leading the tribe in an invigorating way . Keir Starmer is usually criticised by the so called BBC comedians for not having policies . So that’s that .
    Rishi Sunak is criticised for his energy policy, Starmer is criticised for not declaring an energy policy that the BBC wants . Trump is traduced for anything and everything he does ( but they never actually tell us his policies) , Starmer is lambasted for what he doesn’t do – adopt BBC views on everything. The Tories are vilified for turning pro car ( a bit ) , Starmer is censored for not declaring he has the BBC Islington view .

    Another one of the half wits purporting to be a comedian was …ho ho ha ha hee hee .. having a laugh that some people think there’s a culture war on . In this the BBC is in lockstep with Putin – make a war , then declare there is no war . About as honest as their threatograms they send .


  7. Thoughtful says:

    It wasn’t so very long ago that Boris Johnson didn’t appear to have two pennies to rub together. He had divorced his last wife left his kids behind (again) and shacked up with Princess nut nut who duly produced even more Borislets. By the time he left Downing Street he was living in a house belonging to JCB magnate Sir Anthony Bamford.

    Now we see in the papers the perpetually cash strapped extravagent spender Boris Johnson has been prevented from building a swimming pool because of the possible presence of newts in the vicinity. So me being curious thought I would take a look at what kind of home would the ex PM have acquired?


    Only to find it is even larger than I expected ! It’s an enormous Manor house in the Cotswolds worth more than £1 million and I have to ask the question where has the money come from?

    It’s not just an ordinary question of course as Johnson can rip through cash at an extraordinary rate, with several ex wives, children, a nut nut and a prediliction for fine wine and dining. These homes haemorrage money in mainenance, gardeners, staff etc etc, so I therefore have to ask the inevitable question where has all the money come from?

    The suspicion sadly, has to be with the salary as PM being so low as to be insignificant, and Boris’s closeness to the Biden crime syndicate that the money might not be quite as kosher as we might like it to be.

    Thing is that although the media are all carrying the story not a single one is asking this question.


  8. StewGreen says:

    WGAP video BBC Twitter account caught red handed doing Climate Activism
    He says that it first put out a “heatwave coming tweet”
    expecting everyone to join in like Climate cultists
    but when they didn’t, but rather mocked the tweets
    The BBC tweeter got angry


  9. pugnazious says:

    Charles Moore in the Telegraph says the BBC is pushing a very one-sided and biased programme of propaganda…but there might be a solution….

    ‘One reason the BBC has got away with this bias for so long is that the political parties too have been all but unanimous. The BBC’s formalistic idea of impartiality is more closely related to party balance than to genuine diversity of thought. That unanimity is starting to change. If we reach a situation where, say, Tories campaign to put off net zero deadlines and Labour campaign to keep them, the BBC will have to air both points of view. ‘

    The BBC ‘will have to air both points of view. ‘ Lol…..they will tell us how Labour is working hard to save the planet whilst the Tories are ‘arsonists’ out to burn it to destruction. They may well tell us what the Tories ‘claim’ but it will be with a very condemnatory tone of disapproval and every policy or suggestion will be rubbished and demonised…they will all be unworkable, unethical and doom laden.


  10. Guest Who says:

    Bunter goes into the misinfo business.

    Goes badly.


    • pugnazious says:

      The BBC never accepted it and campaigned relentlessly to change the result…Justin Webb repeatedly states we need to re-negotiate…he was doing it this very morning….re-negotiate in the EU’s favour of course.


  11. Guest Who says:

    Then there’s BBC fave Remainer Caravan Debs.


  12. Guest Who says:

    A bit of despair matching the salary bill with revenue at W1A is driven ever further.


  13. StewGreen says:

    from Aug 6-13th they now predict a coolwave for most of Europe
    but they don’t talk about that much
    .. https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi/status/1685451445439455232


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  15. StewGreen says:

    The Pulse: EXCLUSIVE: Capitol Police Chief Called Jan 6 Events ‘A Cover Up’ in Tucker Carlson Interview HIDDEN By Fox News.

    (The say this was an episode Carlson was working on when they suddenly fire him
    However since the police guy eas promoting his book, the information must be already out)

    “Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund told then-Fox News host Tucker Carlson that events surrounding the January 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol appear to have been a “cover up,” in never-seen-before footage published exclusively by The National Pulse. In the hour-long interview, Sund laments the behaviors of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, …”


    There are 2 more further video clips
    Audio seems to have been deliberately downgraded


  16. Foscari says:

    The BBC,yes the BRITISH broadcasting
    called the the Dambusters Raid INFAMOUS and meant
    it. Please remember it happened twice once in the morning
    with Sally Nugent and then in the evening with Jermaine
    Jenas. I say meant it because all the BRITISH broadcasting
    corporation is nothing more than a perfect example of the
    definition of an oxymoron.
    To work at the BBC in a senior position as a presenter , a
    reporter an editor ,a script writer one has to tick a certain
    amount of boxes.
    What the BBC want more than anything are graduates from
    universities who have been brainwashed by their
    anarchist Marxist lecturers and turned into ” Manchurian
    These graduates in time will start to do their lecturers bidding
    by writing scripts such as inferring that the Dam Busters Raid
    was infamous and autocue zombies such as Sally Nugent
    and Jermaine Jenas will just read them out Not having
    the foggiest idea what happened in 1943. When a group
    of young airmen of whom many gave their lives in
    helping to beat Nazi Germany.
    Maybe at the back of their minds Nugent and Jenas may of
    remembered at sometime at the BBC telling them that
    we don’t show the film “The Dam Busters ” starring
    Richard Todd as Squadron Leader Guy Gibson VC, because
    Gibson was a racist. He had a black labrador which he called
    *igger .
    And everybody that’s what’s this charade is all about.
    Gibson’s dog died first knocked over and killed by a truck
    on the RAF station. Gibson himself was killed later flying
    on another mission defending his country.
    Shame on you BBC !!!!


    • Jeff says:

      This is the attitude the ultra-left take to all British heroes and history. The BBC is nothing more than their propaganda wing…

      Drake’s statue at Plymouth now has a despicable plaque placed at the front informing us of the great man’s shortcomings. So far there are no such plaques by those statues in Parliament Square of Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. One was a terrorist, the other an unapologetic racist who regarded Africans as savages.

      Our enemies smear Churchill, Horatio Nelson and even Shakespeare. Everything that we hold dear they revile. They have to destroy our history to destroy us.

      These people have control of the church, education, most of the media and our museums.

      This is a battle for the survival of our way of life.

      Alas, so far, they’re winning…


      • Doublethinker says:

        Agree. The Jesuits said,’ Give me a boy until the age of seven and I will give you the man’. Well the globalist/ left have boys and girls up to the age of 21 with the Blairite policy of university for all and as you say they are turning out young people totally brainwashed in the globalist ideology and who will do exactly as they are told by Global Central Command.
        The best thing that the locals could do at Scampton , or any other location for earmarked for migrant camps, is to burn it down , wreck it , disrupt its conversion before the migrants arrive.
        Direct action is becoming the only way that the majority can try to impose their will now that democracy is failing them. A good starting point for direct action which isn’t illegal but does send a powerful message is simply to refuse to pay the Licence Fee. The BBC is a very powerful tool for the globalists , defunding it by millions of people taking direct action sends the globalists a warning , they aren’t going to have it all their own way.


      • Square-Eyed says:


        Likewise Darwin. It is becoming increasingly well known that Darwin expressed racialist views in his writings. However, while others would be cancelled immediately for holding those views, the Left gives Darwin a free pass. He even has a college at Cambridge named after him. Why? Because he is inextricably linked with the Theory of Evolution and nothing must be allowed to threaten that.


      • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

        The biggest cover-up in English history may well have been the English Armada of 1589, the return leg as it were of the Spain v England match. Drake’s fleet was routed, he never sailed again at the head of a naval force. Nobody dared tell Queen Elizabeth. It’s been absent from history curricula ever since and it’s reckoned that even the great majority of history teachers, at least at the start of the current century, had ever heard of it.

        Just sayin’


        • Guest Who says:

          Has The BBC created a ‘May Well Have Been’ unit yet, given the most recent incarnation has lost all credibility except in the eateries of W1?


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Sorry, but I think you might have the wrong end of the stick there WildWoman. The story of the ‘English Armada’ of 1589 is well known and has never been ‘covered up’ – that’s a completely bizarre claim, why do you think that?

          Quick recap of the English Armada history:

          In 1589, the English court decided to retaliate against King Philip for his attack the previous year (the First Spanish Armada – there were two more, both dismal failures).

          A large English fleet was gathered (as per the era, a combination of Royal ships and privately owned, along with some Dutch allies) under the command of Francis Drake, transporting a large land force under John Norris (or Norrys).

          It started out as a sensible plan involving a small ‘flotilla’ of troop transports landing a small army on the Atlantic Coast of Spain, which would then capture Santander and torch most of what was left of the Spanish Atlantic Fleet, after the disaster of the First Armada the previous year.

          However, Queen Elizabeth was notorious for being broke and trying to get ‘value for money’, and in typical fashion decided that the expedition would be enlarged, and that after capturing Santander and burning the Spanish ships it would head to Portugal and place a Portuguese pretender on the throne (who would then rally the people to overthrow the occupying Spanish), and, as if this wasn’t enough, the fleet would then head out to sea and intercept the annual Treasure Fleet bringing New World silver from Mexico, loot it and return to England laden with plunder (which would not only fund the entire expedition, but deny the hated Philip his income – preventing him building a second Armada, AND put some cash in the Queen’s empty treasury).

          It’s not clear who persuaded her this was all going to be achievable, possibly Drake, but at the time many thought it was overly ambitious. The Dutch and some of the ‘private’ forces seem to have agreed and dropped out en route, and Drake changed his plan on the spot (as was his wont – brilliant at small scale, spur of the moment, seizing opportunities, complete liability when working with others, or involved in large scale opps), so poor Norris had to revise his accordingly.

          They captured the port at Coruna (a much less ambitious target than the original Santander), torching the ships there and sacking the wine merchants, but then the English troops (drunk and wracked with disease) failed to capture the upper town, which was stoutly defended (famously, by the women as well as the men).

          When news arrived of a large relief force they sailed on to Portugal with the pretender to the Portuguese crown. The Portuguese didn’t like this pretender, he was about as popular as Prince Harry, and his countrymen spectacularly failed to rally to his cause. Following a fumbled landing on a defended, rocky coast, in rough seas, and lacking local support, the ailing English army found itself cut off from supplies and surrounded, as it struggled on to Lisbon. They then found the city armed and prepared for them, and after a couple of disastrous assaults were forced to retreat to the ships. The only thing stopping it being a total wipe out was Drake being able to supply them from captured merchant ships (he was a good privateer).

          They launched a final raid on the port of Vigo, but were again repulsed and forced to retreat to England, without getting anywhere near the Treasure Fleet.

          Here is a somewhat different account:

          I don’t know why anyone would consider this had been ‘covered up’? WHY would it be ‘covered up’? At primary school I recall learning about Drake ‘singeing the King of Spain’s beard’ and the Armada, and at secondary (‘o’ level History) learning more about Drake, Elizabeth, Philip et al. including about the ‘English Armada’ fiasco. I’ve read a lot more about Drake and the era since, out of personal interest, and can assure you there are PLENTY of good books on these subjects which go into far more detail, and which are readily available – if anyone is interested?

          What is more concerning is that kids these days aren’t taught about this, arguably one of the most important periods of English history at all, and that Drake has been (utterly ludicrously) rebranded as an evil villain! Not long ago there was a school in London which had to be ‘rebranded’ because it was named after the ‘notorious pirate and slaver Drake’, for example – !

          Was Drake a pirate (perhaps), and a slaver (sort of), but those titles don’t do the man himself justice, and don’t take into account the era he lived in and the events he lived through. Interestingly, the Spanish described him as a “friend to negros” – which was, in the eyes of the Spanish authorities, even worse than him being a ‘pirate’ and a ‘heretic’. He was a ‘friend to negros’ too though – releasing slaves and treating blacks with respect, and probably (there is no definite record, but from what he wrote and said, it seems likely) regretting his own involvement in the slave trade as a young man (when he knew no better). There is a lot here the ‘Woke’ are missing, and (typically) clueless about, and you’d only realise by deeper study of the subject.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Good to hear from ‘wild ‘ again – but I too am not sure about a motivation for covering up the acts of Drake . I recognise that some people will ‘interpret ‘ or ‘reinterpret ‘ events of the past according to current approved views .

            But those were different times – the wars between the Protestants and RC church were there . I still ponder – as an RC – what Blighty would have been like if there had not been a ‘split ‘ (schism is it ?) but that doesn’t take me to destroying statues .
            I find Denial of the past – destroying statues – a poison . For instance – whenever I pass the statue of `haig ‘ in Whitehall I curse him because I believe his disregard of the lives of his troops – in the context of modern times – to be inexcusable – but that’s looks back from now .

            It’s not quite academic because my grandfather was there – and if he’d been more seriously injured than he actually was – I would not be writing this .

            Big – thank you for that ‘briefing ‘ because I had no idea . …


            • Jeff says:

              Yes, I’m no fan of Haig either.

              I remember an apologist excusing his recklessness with the lives of his men by saying he couldn’t be held to blame because he was 30 miles behind the lines and was unaware of what was really happening.

              Yes, he would be.

              Bloody typical…


          • Jeff says:

            Brilliantly put Big Brother, well done.

            I seem to remember that at one time Drake had a young black lad aboard his ship who was captured by Spaniards and Drake, at great cost to himself, traded for his release.

            I don’t suppose this would be of any interest to the Wild Woods-woman……


        • taffman says:

          Operative word “may”?
          I am pretty sure that Spain would have celebrated it if it was true .


      • taffman says:

        And what is the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport doing about it?


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Foscari ,
      The unbiased BBC are immensely pleased the Dam Busters base Scampton is going to be filled with Cuddly Migrants……..obviously that’s why my parents generation gave so much to keep us Free…..one of my Uncle’s was RAF ground crew with one of his tasks to clean out Aircraft after raids …….I can still see his face with tears in his eyes telling me about it all .


      • BRISSLES says:

        Sadly from the Windrush onwards no migrants arriving here can claim to have relatives who fought for this country in Ww2 so they’re not bothered, the only history they care about is the slave trade. Funny we are viewed as the worst coloniasts in the world yet from Africa to India to the West Indies they break their necks to come and live here.


      • Foscari says:

        Charlie- I believe that *igger was buried at Scampton with a
        headstone. It was suggested that the * was replaced by a D.
        But still *igger was dug up , in case it offended any of the migrants. And the poor dogs remains were buried somewhere
        else. I don’t know where Guy Gibson VC is buried, that’s if
        his remains were ever discovered after being killed on his
        last mission. But perhaps it would be best to keep stumm
        about where he is buried. I am sure that the”usual suspects”
        would desecrate his grave.
        By the way just as an appendage . Black Labradors were
        often called *gger or blacky.T here wasn’t any racism meant
        by it.
        I mean for Christ’s sake ! was brought up in the fifties with
        the “Black and White Minstrel s Show on the BBC !! And
        golliwogs on jam jars !!!!


  17. JohnC says:

    Ukraine counter-offensive two months in: Can it still succeed?

    ‘BBC Verify’ finally telling us that the Ukraine counter-offensive has failed.

    Everyone else outside the MSM have know this for a long time. Perhaps their time would be better spent explaining to us how this is ‘news’ to them after the constant propaganda telling us it has all been going to plan.

    Then perhaps they could revisit some of the statements by Ukraine which the BBC has presented as virtual facts and which have turned out to be complete lies.

    The BBC is now worthless. Everything they do these days is leftists/globalist agenda based activism.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Yay… bbc hits next level (clue; not up).

    “It makes me feel fabulous and confident.”

    Drag: First Welsh disabled troupe to make Eisteddfod debut


    Next, Legs Akimbo on Ice.


  19. Flotsam says:

    Storm Antoni batters the Channel……….

    Think of the plus side


  20. AsISeeIt says:

    Our BBC fails to see the irony: Putin critic… opposition leader is found guilty of further offences… meanwhile: Is Trump running for president mostly to avoid prison? (BBC)

    Typically slow news day August headline: Barbie is blamed for a huge Covid rise (Daily Star)

    You wouldn’t guess from the weather, but it’s official, silly season is here, and we’re definately in: Freddie Starr ate my hamster territory – as confirmed by the BBC’s header to their online press line-up this morning: Newspaper headlines: Moose stabs Joe Pasquale and Gary Lineker applauded

    Unexpected news from I’m a Celeb Joe Pasquale… A moose stabbed me in Skeggy… “narrowly avoided death” after tripping over and impaling himself on a moose antler in Skegness (Daily Star)

    Mr AsI, deploying that old journalistic trope (man bites dog), says never mind the: Moose stabs Joe Pasquale report, bring me the Joe Pasquale stabs moose story!

    We recall how Basil Fawlty believed the advent of a stuffed moose head on his wall would bring a bit of class to his hotel in Torquay – the upshot being it fell on him leaving Basil with concussion

    Meanwhile BBC fan boy – and why would he be: Gary Lineker still BBC’s top earner on £1.35m, annual report shows. Gary Lineker has maintained his position as the BBC’s highest paid presenter (Guardian), crisp salesman, football pundit, Twitter leftie and part-time Walter Mitty character: Gary Lineker claims he suffered racist abuse because he had ‘darkish skin’ (Metro, June 2022) – has now come out as the ultimate middle class hero: ‘I got standing ovation in M&S after BBC suspended me’… has revealed he received a round of applause from shoppers in his local Marks & Spencer… admitted to being embarrassed by the adulation… in Barnes (Telegraph)

    John Lennon once sang of his tribulations as the Working Class Hero – and sincere apologies are due

    As soon as you’re were born, you say you think you felt black
    Beeb kept you on prime time and fear to give you the sack
    Alternate headline reads Joe Pasquale in Skegness impaled on a… Yak?

    A middle class hero is something to be
    A middle class hero is something to be

    In west London posh shops, ‘cos you dissed Brexit, they treat you as cool
    You Tweet like you’re clever but it’s poor Licence Payers you despise as fools
    You still work for the effin’ BBC, but you won’t follow their rules

    A middle class hero is something to be
    A middle class hero is something to be

    You played for Leicester City, Spurs and England, all trophy-less for 20-odd years
    Then they expect you to pick a career
    When you can’t really function, you’re so full of sneer

    A middle class hero is something to be
    A middle class hero is something to be

    They keep you hyped up with crisps and sex and TV
    And you think you’re so clever and classy and free
    But you’re still an effin’ peasant as far as the elite can see

    A middle class hero is something to be
    A middle class hero is something to be

    There’s room at the top they are telling you still
    But first you must learn how to virtue-signal as you Tweet
    If you want to be like the folks on the hill

    A middle class hero is something to be
    A middle class hero is something to be

    If you want to be a hero, well, just follow me
    If you want to be a hero, well, just follow me

    Barnes High Street still has a Mark & Spencer? My bog standard London suburb lost its M&S a few years back and just had another high street bank branch close. Perhaps our Gary might wander over and pop into the local Lidl to see what reception he gets?


    • Scroblene says:

      Do M&S stock Walkers bags of expensive, unpleasant-tasting air then? Takes a firm to know one doesn’t it?

      One more firm to avoid then…

      Bud light
      M and S

      At this rate, we’ll all be back to shopping at corner shops, owned by the original British shopkeepers, who actually knew their customers! Luckily, we have so many independent farm shops locally, they never stock trashy junk food, as they automatically leave that stuff for the chavs to buy and pig out on for ‘dinner’!


  21. Flotsam says:

    Global sea temperature record query.

    I can’t find the energy to wade through thousands of Google hits to discover the truth. What are the facts?

    The global sea temperature is being said to be 20.96C. That seems to be implausibly high to me. There are vast areas of the sea in the Artic and Southern Oceans, the are huge volumes of very cold water deep under the both the Atlantic and Pacific. I assume then that it’s a surface sea temperature we’re talking about. To what depth? Where and how measured.

    How important is surface temperature of the top few mm of the sea if that’s what’s being talked about? I would suggest no importance at all.


    • Scroblene says:

      Morning Fed!

      1st Law of Scrobs applies – if it’s mentioned on the Beebassic Park, believe the opposite and save all that Googling!

      (There is a sane, well-written paper written on this nonsense, I saw it a day or so ago, but like you, life’s to short really…)


      • Guest Who says:

        In sane, well written news today… it is being reported that Lizzo is joining the US ladies football team to inspire young girls.

        Possibly Mia Khalifa too for the kit off round.

        No word on what happens with the half time oranges.

        But coach Stan the M… Coach plays ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ for inspiration.


        • Dickie says:

          Well Lizzo should do well as a goalkeeper. Nothing would get past her and she wouldn’t even have to move.


          • Guest Who says:

            BBC News

            “What’s amazing is that it demonstrated so much mass some 30 million-plus years ago.”

            Amazingly, they have yet to address the gravity of the Lizzo accusations.


        • Up2snuff says:

          Flotsam, you have to remember the effects of El Nino (warming) and La Nina (cooling) on the southern oceans during winter, especially the Pacific which is really cold. And stormy. Please excuse me not adding the correct Latin American accents, as I couldn’t face a struggle with Win’s Character Map and the endless scrolling.

          I was taught, when doing an RYA qualification, that in summer in the English Channel the average, healthy person, if they go overboard – even with a life-jacket on – has twenty to thirty minutes to survive before dying from hypothermia. There are obvious exceptions to any rule (the human body has wonderful capacity to will to survive – BBC, please note) but the English Channel doesn’t reach peak warmth until the autumn until the effects of the summer sun (no, don’t laugh) and tides washing in over warm sand (I told you not to laugh!) carry warmth (doh!) back into the English Channel.

          Other oceans are much, much, colder. Well, the English Channel is not a proper ocean.


  22. Fedup2 says:

    Don’t bother


  23. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio Humberside news

    item #2 “work starts on Doggerbank windfarm today” long clip
    Radio Humberside is close to Windfarm PR people

    item #4 PRasNews for Beverley Pride ..clip

    item #5 Bridlington Jazz festival no clip


  24. Fedup2 says:

    For those with the need – the anaesthetic kicks in again today – yes it’s the footy season – with the prem next week . How much more approved messaging will there be? Dumb pundits with no experience of either playing or managing or winning something ?
    The ‘old guard’ commentators are being replaced by kidults …. But it occupies an hour or two – and people take it seriously ….

    .. the first manager to be fired ? The first club to be taken over by Saudi Arabia or an American actor ? All that stuff to come …


  25. Fedup2 says:

    The weather feed I get now seems to have a warning every day – today it says ‘moderate wind warning ‘ …. I suppose it was inevitable thar something as mundane as a weather forecast would become the hourly green crap propaganda session – with ‘tamas ‘…


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, that ‘moderate wind warning’; is someone keeping an eye on your digestive system?


      • Fedup2 says:

        The somewhat deranged practice of giving every ‘ weather event ‘ a name – as well as issuing ‘ weather warnings ‘ may be just some metropolitan thing which has subverted meteorology…but is a clever method of keeping people frightened into obedience to the green crap gods ..

        It is so similar to that medieval thing where events were the work of the devil / god ..


  26. Flotsam says:

    So, after the invasion of Sunak’s house by Greenpeace DEFRA have decided to cut ties with them. Apparently Greenpeace have had a seat at the table of DEFRA’s committee meetings.

    I can’t be the only one that surprised that a left wing Green activist group is influencing Government policy from the inside, especially a supposedly Conservative one. It’s interesting how we find how we are being ruled.
    Perhaps the Mafia should be invited to the Ministry of Justice Committee meetings.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I suspect they are already at the table – or bought it . I wonder about the vetting now – which must surely be threatened by the race / diversity HR nazis ..


    • Dickie says:

      Well the Mafia are probably already working at the Treasury.


    • G says:

      Them and Stonewall et al.


  27. Guest Who says:

    Is Phil the new Dr. Shola?

    Oh, and who is he?


    • Jeff says:

      That geezer’s whining voice gets me, “Don’t you realise the planet is on fire?” I mean, WTF?

      I’ve just got home from giving my mischievous little pooch his morning constitutional. It’s nippy, raining and bloody windy. Early August and I’m dressed for October. Any more of this “global warming” and I’ll be back in thermals.

      The trouble is when you experience life through a TV screen you absorb the message. The endless and mesmerising mantra of “The planet is boiling” and countless films of forest fires…started by arsonists, which rarely gets mentioned.

      The planet isn’t on fire. It’s bleedin’ pissing down.

      These people should get out more…


    • tomo says:

      Phil Jones ?

      the same Beeboid who worked on Vile’s team for years and has become a born-again ecoloon?

      what a pant wetting utter dickhead


    • MarkyMark says:

      SARAH VINE: Put people’s homes at risk and it’s game over for the Tories… Do not threaten an Englishman’s castle is the first rule of British politics

      UPDATED: 10:12, 28 September 2022


  28. G says:

    I infrequently visit Neil McCoy-Ward’s YT videos but I’m not avid. However, he and his wife were recently robbed.

    You will note, at one point he declares he can say no more on who is carrying out the crime for fear of YT taking the vid down. Don’t we just know?

    ‘CountryFile’ on R4 this morning had a feature on Rural Crime for Farmers. Up 50% in many parts, since last year.

    The breakdown of society is well underway, the public mainly being oblivious.


    • tomo says:

      Bandits are stealing fuel from trucks parked for driver breaks on the A36 between Bath and Salisbury – the police are refusing to disclose the extent of the problem beyond using the plural “incidents” ….

      Meanwhile no MSM beyond freelance ambulance chasers report stuff like this:



      • Flotsam says:

        Traveller camps are springing up all over Britain. I suspect what we have is the alternative migration crisis. Most of the so called travellers are Irish and know how to rip off old people and steal scrap, scrap that isn’t scrap of course, they don’t pay tax of course. We pay for their kids education and provide all the usual services we pay for, for free. There is an element of them that are engaged in serious criminal activities. The Police are frightened of taking them on.


        • tomo says:


          A local haulier had his yard raided (for diesel) by 3 Transit loads of travellers – he discovered them there at about 5 am, didn’t confront them but furtively photographed them (dozens of photos) and followed them back to their site north of Bristol and photographed them unloading.

          The police refused to act.

          Another big frozen food warehouse nearby had their standby diesel generator fuel tanks emptied – twice – and the facility is surrounded by top notch CCTV which got literally hours of recordings from multiple cameras which unequivocally captured images of the individuals concerned and their vehicles – the perps made no attempt whatsoever to disguise themselves.

          The police refused to act.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      The UK is literally being mined. No longer do you need to dig for gold – just nick peoples stuff.


  29. StewGreen says:

    PAID Twitter Advert
    We’re the charity looking after canals and rivers around the country.
    Follow our page to see how you can support our work.

    non-whites of course


    • tomo says:

      The Trustees

      The Executives

      All rather white and for the most part corporate Oxygen larcenists.

      The Kennet & Avon canal through this area is run by CaRT – any works seem to take 10x what might be reasonably expected and they have allowed sprawling encampments of sketchy characters in unlicensed boats to grow to where they’ve become a real problem. Having precipitated these rubbish strewn encampments through persistent inaction CaRT management has now adopted heavy-handed tactics in confrontations which are happening because they didn’t do their jobs in the first place.

      In my direct experience they’ve cadres of (dimwit) PR people (several employed in each region) and area managers who swerve attending public fora like local council meetings usually at the very last minute.

      https://narrowboatworld.com/ for more dysfunctional CaRT ….


      • G says:

        It is interesting to see how the Marxist Masterminds in the UK are making minor adjustments to their modus operandi. Putting more alien faces and presences(?) into fundamentally British leisure practices i.e weekend canal dwellers / walking groups etc. I imagine the vast majority of the population has spotted this ‘minor adjustment’ and see it for what it is. Certainly the exploited aliens are not directly behind this ploy. Do they even know they are being exploited for racist reasons?


  30. Fedup2 says:

    Saturday afternoon the BBC is putting on a film which glamorises alcohol consumption and falls back on unfounded national stereotypes …. As well as condoning organised crime ….
    Have you guessed what it is yet ?


    • Guest Who says:

      A repeat of an old Americast where Sopes and BS cover the Biden’s?


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      I’m guessing Whiskey Galore, have the old movie on DVD and hated the new version..


    • Jeff says:

      Whiskey Galore!

      Looks like the weather is a tad inclement this afternoon. I might settle down with a mug of tea and catch this.

      Thanks for the reminder…


    • harry142857 says:

      I’m tuning in at 2.59 just to hear the announcers warning!!!!
      Ealing made so many great comedies.

      Hue and Cry (1947)
      Another Shore (1948)
      Passport to Pimlico (1949)
      Whisky Galore! (1949)
      Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
      A Run for Your Money (1949)
      The Magnet (1950)
      The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
      The Man in the White Suit (1951)
      His Excellency (1952)
      The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
      Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)
      The Love Lottery (1954)
      The Maggie (1954)
      Touch and Go (1955)
      The Ladykillers (1955)
      Who Done It? (1956)
      Barnacle Bill (1957)
      Davy (1958)


    • Sluff says:

      Disgusting. It should be taken off air immediately and replaced by a documentary on how wheel-chair bound BAME women are coping with the cost of living crisis in Tower Hamlets.

      Additionally , I heartily recommend the ferry from Oban to Castlebay and a couple of days on Barra, where Kisimul Castle, the (RC) church on the hill, and the stunning white sand beaches are essentially unchanged from 1948.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m sure that a script for a 2023 Ealing comedy would involve hilarious goings on at the local mosque with competition to out Islam each other between the Shia s and the shites with hilarious mispronouncing of shites …. The imam can be a bank manager with his number 2 also working at the bank . The young kid in the bank called pik’e spending his time watching AQ executions – hilarious stuff …


  31. tomo says:

    Fred Kagan should be the recipient of a one way ticket to Bakhmut and a rusty rifle – he can take that corpulent witch of a wife with him.


  32. StewGreen says:

    R4 FooC : Cambodia’s outgoing Prime Minister, and from Pakistan, Romania, New Zealand and Germany.

    Jonathan Head in Cambodia
    for the last 38 years ruled by one, increasingly autocratic man, Prime Minister Hun Sen.
    He is now handing power to a new Prime Minister next week – his own son.

    Pakistani illegals : 300 feared drowned after the Greek shipping disaster in June.
    Caroline Davies asks what the police are doing to stop the human trafficking .. meets a family whose teenage sons died in the Greek shipwreck.
    (item didn’t teach us anything)

    Romania is booming, and people are moving to it, rather than away from it.
    many Romanian emigrants who are now returning home, armed with new skills and attracted back by improved salaries.
    Tessa Dunlop detects a new confidence in the country.
    “Helped by vast EU funded projects”
    (Really a clip from an entire BBC R4 prog
    She didn’t mention that now Romania is making big money from oil/gas)

    New Zealand is trying to eradicate all rats, possums and stoats. They were brought there by humans in recent centuries. They have been decimating the local wildlife, like flightless and ground-nesting birds that evolved without those predators. Killing all individuals of several species across a whole country is a tall order Henri Astier (French Reporter) joins a rat-catching expedition in Wellington to find out more.
    Doh the programme is not new ..being going on for 50 years etc.

    Germany : a gendered language, with male and female forms of nouns that denote people, like actor/actress. In German however, the -ess applies to everything. Doctoress. Prime Ministeress.
    But in the plural, the male form is used no matter the gender of the individuals.
    This makes some feel that women don’t count. The answer? Doctor*esses or Prime Minister:esses, using * or : to indicate that a group does or could include both genders. Damien McGuinness


    • StewGreen says:

      Tessa Dunlop tweets to promote her item
      Firstly she got the time wrong ..her item was at 11:45am

      @Tessadunlop At 11.15 today @BBCRadio4
      ‘’Romania’s a member of the most important club of democracy in the world, everyone wants to be in the European Union.’
      Emil Boc looks at me, refusing to apologise for Romania’s corrupt past, instead criticising Britain under Boris Johnson premiership’

      #2 Her friend then tweeted the BBC had cut the line about Boris

      Despite tweeting that she is now a BBC reporter, implying she needs to be impartial
      yesterday she appeared on the Rees Mogg show to defend Greenpeace
      .. https://twitter.com/GBNEWS/status/1687190792404680706


  33. Flotsam says:

    Sunak and the Greenpeace invasion of his home, will Smarmer condemn it, as he should?

    Possibly not. Smarmer represented the defendants in the McLibel case, something that he was lauded for and furthered his career. The defendants were Greenpeace activists.


    • tomo says:

      Sunak’s home might’ve been invaded – my Twitter has been invaded too – Twitter is bombarding me with hundreds of Tweets from JSO, XR, Greenpeace, Packham, Lineker, Meadham and a sorry parade of similar – *none* of which I actually follow.

      I’m wondering if the 77th Brigaders at Twitter UK have a recipe for this shit.


    • Sluff says:

      You could almost believe the Plod knew it was going to happen but decided to sit back and let it happen anyway. It’s as if the Plod wanted to give Sunak a message.

      Strange bedfellows, the Tory haters.


  34. tomo says:


  35. StewGreen says:

    Apparently breaking into any Greenpeace member’s home
    is a legitimate form of protest.


  36. Nibor says:

    Poland is going to overtake the U.K. for wealth and From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4 it tells us Romania is doing very well .

    How do they do it ?

    Well first of all take every penny via the EU or Reconstruction Bank that is offered , have low unemployment because the unemployed are in other countries, make your prisons bad so your criminals prefer soft touch countries, ask your ex pats to send money home , including benefit money like children’s allowances , train your own people and certify them so they can take skilled jobs in other countries ( but you don’t have to train them up to the standards of the host countries) , forget idiotic Net Zero rubbish and drill for your own oil .

    And don’t feel obliged to pay any money back .


  37. Sluff says:

    The BBC are falling over themselves on the sport webshite about the astronomic, telephone numbers attached to footballers.

    While elsewhere, it’s all doom-and- gloom with the ‘cost of living crisis’, mortgages up ( though little mention that they remain low historically), ‘excess’ profits at almost all private sector companies.

    Just a very very slight whiff of dual standards and failing to join the dots.


  38. StewGreen says:

    Monzo Bank is a great place to work
    cos they supply The Slack messaging system to staff
    so they can all share their HATE towards Tories and people critical of gender games
    Monzo’s 2018 promo tweet
    .. https://twitter.com/MakingMonzo/status/1055481395055939584

    Their 2021 tweet promoting their BLACK only group
    shows that the corp regards Slack Messaging as intrinsic to its company culture
    .. https://twitter.com/MakingMonzo/status/1451477805611601920


  39. Richard Pinder says:

    Institutional Alarmism: The BBC’s Disastrous Climate Complaints: https://www.netzerowatch.com/content/uploads/2022/06/Homewood-BBC-ClimateComplaints.pdf?mc_cid=16b9e59f1c&mc_eid=1164490e2d

    Below is an example of a BBC complaint that I was involved with. A confrontation between the morons at the BBC and Mensa members.

    A Complaint on behalf of Members of the Space special interest group of Mensa, to the morons at the BBC, about its abuse of Astronomy in the Climate Change Debate. Hot Planet, BBC One, 9 December 2009. BBC Complaints ID 17148744: https://web.archive.org/web/20110118212324/www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/appeals/esc_bulletins/2010/nov.pdf

    Complaint not upheld because the BBC did not understand the complaint. However Professors Iain Stewart and Kathy Sykes seem to have been drooped from reporting on Climate science by the BBC.


  40. tomo says:



    • Sluff says:

      But surely a 15mph limit would be so much safer and kinder to the planet.

      But surely a 10 mph limit would………….

      You get the idea. Continues ad nauseam.

      But crucially it keeps sanctimonious transport and safety officials in work, and the effect on the economy is of no interest to them.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I read that the ‘ discretion ‘ of allowing – say 5mph – over the limit – has been removed by a number of constabularies . The aim is to ensure every road user gets fined . I hope this would include cyclists and those suicidal electric scooters …


        • Guest Who says:



          The arc on a modern speedo is a bit over a mph to a degree. Harder in % terms the lower the limit.

          Attempting to ensure one does not exceed it would be impossible without avoiding looking out the windscreen.

          Your penultimate sentence appears accurate.

          Luckily some, like Labour pols, BBc types, likely will enjoy the traditional exemptions.

          Shame if one of the former mows down one of the latter trying to stay legal, eh, Lady Nugee, Jez?


        • Sluff says:

          Try the ACPO guidelines
          Which when I checked a few weeks ago, hadn’t been updated for a surprisingly long time.

          The ‘guidance’ for receiving ‘advice’ as opposed to a ticket is, or was, speed limit plus 10% plus 1 mph.

          Intriguingly the guidance also includes a presumption that the speed limit should reflect the actual road conditions. This could form a defence if, say, the reminder speed limit signs were spaced far apart, But since it is local authority transport departments that set the speed limits, without necessarily involving the Police, there is thus a disconnect.
          For instance………

          A few years ago Mrs S noticed a police car behind her, at night. It turned on its blue lights. She stopped. She was accused of driving a bit TOO SLOWLY, and had to point out to them that our wonderful local council, going against the clear output of public ‘consultations’, had unilaterally imposed a new 20 mph speed limit, to which she was keeping !!!


      • G says:


        I have already announced, 10 MPH will be enough for me in my area. I’ll simply pull over when the queue behind becomes too long. One of the benefits of a diesel car……………..


    • G says:


      That photo should be tagged on to all the Welsh Governments advertisements to (“lure”) persuade businesses / companies to set up shop in Wales. Just to remind them of reality.


    • taffman says:

      Rishi – “Stop oil”- Why ?,
      “Stop the boats ” ! – When ?
      They are costing the Nation & The tax payer £ Millions.


  41. tomo says:

    German weather forecasts…



  42. Sluff says:

    Thinking about the BBC’s unalloyed global warming catastrophe narrative, Sad Dick Khan’s justification for ULEZ, ER and JSO and their fellow travellers, and the continuing war on the motorist, I’ve stumbled on this rather interesting report from no less a source than the government.
    Though written for 2020, with its lockdowns, the ratios and long term trends expose the above list of the sanctimonious for the liars they are.

    Essential reading.


  43. tomo says:

    Does anyone believe this wasn’t the swine’s message when he was in BBC employ?


  44. Guest Who says:

    Currently here, in the shires, I am wearing a Jummie and it is tipping down.

    The BBC appears to think #tellitoftenenough will prevail. The comments suggest otherwise.

    Oh, and…


    No, but the question is more sensibly ‘Should The BBC survive being an utterly corrupted propaganda tool imposed on the public’?


  45. Guest Who says:

    And the revolving door spins…

    ‘Gissa twirl, KGM…’

    Him and Amol, doing a tango.


    • tomo says:

      Does Krishnan have a Tuscan swimming pool – or aspire to one?

      Going rate is coupla’ hundred K isn’t it?


  46. JohnC says:

    This picture kind of sums up to me why the UK is on a downward spiral and we are destined to be displaced by those who live by natures rules instead of being controlled by ideological theories from people who cannot relate to the real world. By which I mean Leftists like teachers, students, ‘arty’ people at the BBC etc etc.


    These days, I can safely assume that chief constable got her job because of sexist discrimination. The days of promotion through merit are long gone.

    There is a very important reason why people move to the politicial right as they get older. Experience and understanding of how things really are.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Amnesty for all.

      Everyone is equal.

      Enough is Just Enough.

      For the Many (who cock up), not the Few (who should be responsible).

      Still have no real figures, do we start including Oxford and Newcastle now?
      “More than 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town from 1997 to 2013.” {bbc.co.uk sep2017}

      – 6 years of undetected abuse
      – 1400 girls (plus others not yet known), say 250 girls in a school means that rapists raped their way through 5.5 schools without being detected for 6 years.
      – In conclusion ‘cock up’ – suppose more meaningful in a sick BBC world kind of way
      – And how did the BBC report during these 6 years I wonder? Time to activate the BBC £3.5bn news machine … to find some lessons to be learnt.



    • Fedup2 says:

      I wonder if that chief constable – politically neutral of course – shakes hands with all the candidates – and that their supporters get treated equally .

      The faces in that picture – subjectively interpreted of course – suggest a ‘wtf ‘ to ‘i m a fan ‘ . The funny ‘bloke ‘ with the make gimmick has got to be given a round of applause just by getting onto the Red Labour bandwagon …


    • Sluff says:

      Police priorities.
      Meeting and greeting trannies rates higher then guarding the Prime Minister’s house.