431 Responses to Midweek 16th August 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Fed, I agree – defund the BBC. They are a distinct opposition to a Conservative Government. Mind you, Labour under Der Starmer are pretty hopeless – he needs the BBC’s help.

    Brissles, my dear old thing, well it is still the cricket season; am just keeping first place warm for you.


  2. tomo says:

    Make Khant the registered keeper of your non ULEZ compliant car … anyone see a problem?


  3. StewGreen says:

    From the rule : that rules apply heavily to non-lefties
    but same rules don’t apply to lefties

    #1 Six former Metropolitan Police officers have been charged with sending racist messages on WhatsApp following a #Newsnight investigation

    #2 BBC staff sexual banter is OK
    BBC presenter Stephen Nolan sent unsolicited ‘sexually explicit’ images of disgraced reality TV star Stephen Bear to work colleagues

    .. https://twitter.com/CharminRollBot/status/1691571033898139758


  4. Doublethinker says:

    In the Spectator there is an article about the political reaction in Germany to the increasing popularity of the AfD, now polling 22%. (Of course polls are usually run by the globalist establishment and often deliberately publish underestimate the popularity of challenger parties, so the AfD may be polling higher than that)

    The German President Steinmeier , not Shultz the Chancellor, whose role is guardian of the constitution and otherwise mainly ceremonial, has recently said that parties which threaten the constitution have no role in Germany.
    An oblique reference to the AfD and its opposition to the EU, Net Zero, immigration and its support for Poland and Brexit. The AfD is no threat to the German constitution but it is a real threat to the cosy post war consensus in German politics. Steinmeier does have the power to ban parties which threaten the constitution , a power not used for over sixty years but this at the very least a warning shot across the bow of the AfD.
    So we have yet another indicator of how any challenge to the hyperglobalist hegemony will be dealt with. Trump , hounded to death, more power to the state to censor anything it doesn’t like masquerading as the OnLine Harms bill and increased Hate Speech Laws in the UK but similar right across the West. Letting woke hyperglobalist corporations debank people with opposing views or refuse their business. Allowing approved protest movements eg JSO but cracking down hard on protests directly challenging the globalist line.
    We can also see how the hyperglobalists are going to impose NZ on us . If we join together and protest we will be treated as rioters. If we form an anti NZ political party it will be banned. It’s as though the clock has been turned back to first half of the 19 th century when ordinary folk had to struggle , sometimes to the death, to get political recognition. The irony is that many of the political parties whose roots come from that struggle are now the oppressors of the people they once represented. More Animal Farm than 1984!


  5. Fedup2 says:


    Many readers pop up here from time to time saying they are limited about what they can say about the BBC because they don’t use it any more .
    I totally empathise with that. At the moment I’m thinking of dumping – at least drastically reducing ‘live ‘ listening to ‘today ‘ the flagship far left 3 hour propaganda crap pumped into our rivers every day – or maybe even fining myself if I switch it on .

    This doesn’t really apply to much else as I so seldom use the BBC any more –


    • Doublethinker says:

      Fed Up,
      Listening to today must be a horrible experience. I gave up nearly twenty years ago , it was awful even then. I last listened to or watched BBC news ten years ago , apart from election nights when I knew Labour had lost, that was good sport.i occasionally look at their web site but not often.You have persevered until the present , you deserve at least an extended break if not a permanent one.

      Whilst the title of this site , Biased BBC , May not accurately reflect all of its non BBC based current content, it does serve a useful function at least for me. Few of my friends and none of my family share my views on a wide range of topics and I can’t really discuss stuff with them. On here I can read what others think and find some different aspects and view points to my own and I can say what I think. At a minimum the site is a pressure relief valve for me .
      I’m sure the world is going mad and it’s a comfort to find others think so to.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thank you – the thing missing from this site is a defence of the BBC . If it is so ‘fair ‘ so ‘ balanced ‘so ‘must be doing right ‘ then where are the defenders ? Where is the mirror site claiming to to be ‘too right wing ? Too patriotic ? To ‘Britain first?’
        We know the answer . I think the only place left now is some stuff on 4extra – but that started well but became infected . I judge 90% of output is aimed at lefties and feminists …. Which is quite something for an organisation with a huge back catalogue….

        As for discussing viewpoints these days – silence seems the best way as the Far left believers are so indoctrinated as to hit hysteria at a very low threshold …


      • BRISSLES says:

        DT I know what you mean. Some of my friends are on my wave length and we have a right old rant, but the others are bland in their thoughts, and shrug their shoulders at the inevitable – like members of the public who are faced with a microphone and can’t articulate.


    • atlas_shrugged says:


      I totally sympathise. The BBC are probably similar to Bedbugs, they are bad news and best avoided at all costs.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:


      I stopped listening to Today when I could not stomach their lies about Trump any more.

      I immediately felt better for it, and now even the thought of listening to it makes my flesh creep.

      I first started listening to Radio 4 when the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was first broadcast. I loved it, and I loved their news, comedy and plays over the years.

      All of Radio 4 has now turned to left wing rubbish. I can’t bear to listen to a minute of it. It needs to be shut down.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Yes – I listened to hitchhikers the first time round – I think they put it out in the then quality 11pm slot . My tape recorder was always ready for it . And listening on headphones was even better .
        But that was then ….Douglas Adams and Geof Perkins long gone – although I suspect they’d have no place on the contemporary BBC – they’d make a fortune for Prime or Netflix .
        I’ve listened to R4 long out of duty …. But I think my time with it is ‘up ‘ – particularly ‘today ‘ …. Which I now listen to for the unintended humour and and getting my ‘eye rolling ‘ daily exercise . I’m fed up with shouting FFS at the wireless – however streamed it might be ….

        The problem is – of course – is that Blighty is heading into far choppier waters even than covid – or maybe even Ukraine unless it finally hits Poland … so the reaction of the coming severe economic strain is gonna make the BBC wretch …. Plus the small matter of a GE ….


  6. Guest Who says:

    The BBC has a Vow Editor. Apparently.


    A US version of a LabourSez Editor? Possibly Mehdi Hasan moonlighting.



  7. Guest Who says:

    BBC also has a bonus Hole Ed too, obvs.



  8. Guest Who says:

    So sweet. Imagine. Hunter’s dealer must be laughing.


    Just needs Sopes, Simpo and gang to weigh in.


  9. Guest Who says:


    Sally Nuggets will be jelly.


  10. Guest Who says:

    When you become a standard by which others measure misinformation, you have a problem.


    In other news, James O’Brien is excited about a YouGuv poll about how remaking BBC audiences want another referendum thingie.


  11. Guest Who says:

    Like #LabourSez only…. no, just the same.



  12. Guest Who says:


    Hoping for an unprecedented historic something or other?

    Oh, and… who?


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Stephen Nolan – it’s ok it’s banter

    From the DT – for the record –

    Stephen Nolan, the BBC presenter, sent colleagues sexually explicit images of a reality TV star and sex offender, it was alleged on Tuesday.

    Mr Nolan, Northern Ireland’s most influential media personality and the fifth highest-paid BBC star on £400,000 a year, allegedly said he would send further pictures of Stephen Bear’s penis unless the disgraced celebrity was booked on his show.

    Bear was sentenced to 21 months this year for two counts of revenge porn and one of voyeurism after he circulated footage of Georgia Harrison, his former girlfriend who later won £200,000 compensation, engaged in sexual activity.

    Texts and documents leaked to the Irish News reportedly showed that Mr Nolan demanded, “I want Bear!” after sending the pictures in November 2016.

    “If I don’t get Bear tomorrow night I’m sending more bear photos,” he allegedly said in another message after what one complainant said was “a deliberate attempt to undermine and embarrass me”.

    Bear, who had just won Celebrity Big Brother, was successfully booked on the Nolan Live TV show. The two men later posed in their underpants in front of a live audience in footage of Mr Nolan’s show, which is still on the BBC website.

    ‘A level of banter in the team’
    Mr Nolan was described as being “beyond the pale” for sending the pictures, while another source said he was “untouchable”.

    He presented his morning show on Radio Ulster, which is the most popular in Northern Ireland, as normal on Tuesday and did not address the allegations. He also presents Nolan Live on television, is a presenter on BBC 5 Live and is expected to return to the airwaves on Wednesday.

    The Irish News claimed that at least one former member of Mr Nolan’s team had made a formal complaint of bullying against the presenter in 2018.

    That claim was not upheld after the investigation because all other members of the the “tight-knit group” found the radio show “a very good one to work on”, although they admitted it was a tough show because of the subjects covered and that it was daily and live.

    “Most said there was a level of banter in the team but it was not something that they found personally offensive,” documents from the investigation said.

    Two other staff members received counselling for work-related stress, with one being referred to a psychiatrist.

    Messages between teams featured high levels of sexual innuendo and a dislike for other arms of BBC Northern Ireland, and in particular the newsroom. Mr Nolan was reported to refer to William Crawley, a BBC Northern Ireland colleague who is the host of Talkback, as a “devious c—”.

    ‘Appropriate action’ taken, says BBC
    Adam Smyth, the director of BBC Northern Ireland, responded to the reports of the explicit photos and reports of an intense and stressful culture on Nolan’s shows.

    He said: “There are important considerations of fairness and confidentiality involved in the handling of any workplace-related complaint. We take these obligations seriously, and in the interests of everyone involved. It is for these reasons that we cannot comment on the specifics of any individual case, who/what it may have involved or its outcome.”

    A disciplinary investigation was launched and “appropriate action” was taken at the time, the BBC said earlier.

    Gregory Campbell, the DUP MP for East Londonderry, said “radio silence” would not cut it, adding: “Many people will obviously question the culture which appears to be prevalent within the programme, where its presenter has sent unwanted sexual images to staff members.

    “This ultimately is an issue of how public money is used in Northern Ireland, and it deserves the same level of scrutiny and questioning, both from the BBC and other sections of the media.”

    The revelations come at a difficult time for the BBC, as it continues an investigation into Huw Edwards, the newsreader, who is at the centre of claims that £35,000 was paid to a young person for explicit pictures.ENDS

    Personally – I care less – but these characters get on their moral high horse and preach about ‘acceptable behaviour “ – then privately it’s okay .
    BTW – is it a criminal offence ?


  14. Guest Who says:


    Saz needs to get Sopes and BS back over, asap.


  15. Guest Who says:


    It’s not #prasnews if it was previously unseen. Apparently.

    Kev back on QT soon?


  16. Guest Who says:

    VD getting unwelcome praise from the far corner?



  17. Guest Who says:

    “Fans sah… scor… thausands of ‘em…’


    The acceptable face of carbon. Reportedly.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Jo secures tenure on HIGNFY?



  19. Rich says:

    Apparently the Bbbc took ‘appropriate action’ with regards to the sleazy shenanigans of this gobshite.


    Rumours have been rife about the private life of this odious, greedy, bullying, moron-baiting shock-jock for years over here. Before Edwards was revealed my first candidate was this arsehole.

    Over £400,000 a year that we know of and a few cosy production/ self-promotion contracts with the Bbbc helps provide the funds necessary to ensure that his private life remains private while his own career has been built by intrusion and on judging and jeering at others.

    I see that Fedup2 must have been typing about Nolan at the same time as me, sorry about that, although the articles linked are slightly different at least.

    Btw I’ll raise Feds earlier ‘seldom’ to ‘never’.


  20. Guest Who says:

    This is what keeps Kev in BBC green rooms.




    What a time to be alive.


  21. andyjsnape says:

    bbc experts

    UK inflation rate drops to 6.8% as energy costs ease

    Professionals in stating the obvious,

    My summary is we are still being ripped off, and yes Energy prices have been reduced – when we dont need the central heating on for example, wait until the winter for the prices to be hiked up again like last winter


    • Charlie Farley says:

      andyjsnape ,
      BBC breakfast grudgingly admit some say inflation rate has dropped…..and now Angela Rayner …..off switch , just a few seconds and it’s more than enough……all praise to Fedup2 it’s very difficult to watch or listen to any of it without looking for the sick bucket !


      • andyjsnape says:

        Hello Charlie Farley, I haven’t watched bbc in years, and still get the threat o grams in the post often


        • Charlie Farley says:

          I’m the same but just to confirm what we know I’ll risk it for research purposes only ! ,
          Have been licence free for many many years now but still get the occasional ” Threatogram ” and as Winter approaches they will be used as log burner fuel !


          • Doobster78 says:

            There was a guy on twitter having a do on live chat with someone from Octopus Energy about his high bill.

            The guy from Octopus was trying to tell him its high because we are using gas purchased last winter at the moment when the price was high … to that the customer replied, thats fine, i will look forward to a low bill in winter as you will be using this cheap gas purchased now in Summer …..

            LOL. … there was no comeback …. there are con artists ….really are.

            Petrol, Gas etc, always using the “we purchased it when it weas high” line ….Scum


            • Guest Who says:

              I boot the ads off Smooth Classics off the top of the hour as Octopus has Emily Thornbury reading an ad quoting Which? out like a dreadnought class battleaxe first.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Charlie – I think the likes oh Huw and Nolan are those occasional glimpses we get of just how rotten the BBC is – I think they are so rewarded that the likelihood of many ex staff being ‘whistle blowers ‘ is very rare …. Probably as rare as finding out about the true finances of the bbc – hiding behind the ‘commercial arm ‘.


  22. Guest Who says:

    Just allegations of course, but we’ll see what the bbc says.


    This is how it works, right?


  23. Guest Who says:

    Fick Ange is back!


    Saying stuff. To the BBC.

    The Angel of the tv studio that she is.



    • Sluff says:

      Yes. She was ‘interviewed’ on Toady.
      Her technique, which the Tories would do well to follow, is to have a few pre-prepared sound bites such as ‘the Tories have crashed the economy’ and then talk in long sentences of sweeping generalisations.
      The BBC cannot, or deliberately choose not to, use effective tactics to counter this.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Do wonder about the asset ‘ liability of ‘ange’ maybe she is meant to give the impression that labour isn’t the same as the blue Labour Party – fully N1 Islington … but during the election they’d do well to stick her in a cage or use a gag . It’s for them to lose …


  24. andyjsnape says:

    Ukrainian prisoners of war say they were tortured at Russian prison

    Bad bad Russians, any bad Ukranians to report on?


  25. Sluff says:

    What a give away about BBC bias.
    Reporting on the appalling miscarriage of justice of Andy Malkinson, the BBC refer to ‘papers seen by the BBC and The Guardian’

    Not, you will notice, the Telegraoh, or Times, or Spectator.
    No, The Guardian.

    But then again, the so-called journalists at these institutions think as one, so I suppose they might as well work as one.


  26. tomo says:

    Is Neil the only MSM voice calling out the variability of renewables?


  27. AsISeeIt says:

    Official plane failure reported and our liberal press exposes some grooming secrets edition

    One does enjoy those quirky little juxtapositions sometimes found in close proxity on our press frontpages.

    This morning the FT enyoys a rare wry smile at the expense of an elected European official making the mistake of relying on her failing public sector infrastucture for support: German jet debacle… Berlin foreign minister Annalena Baerbock has had to abandon a trip to Australia after being let down by an ageing official aircraft that could not be fixed

    Fokker! – as Liverpudlian comic Stan Boardman might have remarked.

    I guess the would-be globe-jetting Green Party politician Frau Baerbock will have to miss out watching the Aussie wimmins footie live – unless she avails herself of the services of the private firm advertising in the exclusive prime spot on the frontpage of the FT: Lunajets… Own the skies… The leader in private jet charter

    The net zero-minded climate alarmist Guardian are onto this story: The Airbus A340 taking Annalena Baerbock to the region twice had to turn back to Abu Dhabi after refuelling… Annalena Baerbock was due to meet political leaders in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, return cultural artefacts to Indigenous people in Canberra and attend a Women’s World Cup match – of course she was. Mr AsI was initially flying a kite when he first speculatively scoffed about Annalena’s ticket to the women’s world cup – the Gruan report then confirmed his priors, as they say.

    Commentators in the German media described the incident as a humiliation for Berlin that risked bringing into disrepute Germany’s reputation for technical prowess. (Guardian)

    Vorsprung… Duff Technik?

    Calls for the abolition of the German government air fleet, which costs the taxpayer millions every year, were led by the leftwing Die Linke party. Its MP, Gesine Lötzsch, said it was time for the government to “introduce a sea change”… describing the fleet as “expensive, unreliable and the cause of an oversized ecological footprint”… calling the fleet elitist and out of date. “You can’t preach water and then guzzle wine,” she said (Guardian)

    He Turned the Water Into Wine – so sang Johnny Cash in 1969

    Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim… When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;)… [John 2:1-11 King James Bible]

    We need more scepticism about state power – argues Janan Ganesh in the FT

    We’ll sidestep the current official reds-under-the-bed media bruhaha – simply remarking on the line: Three Bugarian citizens, who have lived in Britain for years and worked in a variety of jobs… (Times) – seems these overseas migrants have failed somehow to honestly integrate into the apparent wonders of our diverse culture that is modern liberal British society – and on the contrary still retained allegiance to a hostile illiberal foreign power – whodathunkit?

    The Labour-supporting Daily Mirror headline screamer raises xenophobic fears about our Johnny and Judith Foreigner suburban neighbours: The ‘spies’ next door… Neat former home in Harrow

    Loyal BBC left-leaning lapdog the‘i’ newspaper not only fluffs the wimmins football on the frontpage but advertises: 11am today, BBC1

    The State pension could soar… 8.2% pay rise… (Daily Express)

    Inflation may be around 7% (by official measures) the Bank of England base interest rate is 5.25% and likely rising, the basic rate of income tax may be 20%… but: Just 5pc of HMRC staff are in office full time… Fewer HM Revenue and Customs staff are working in the office now than there were during lockdown, even as customer service plummets… (Telegraph) – kudos to the Torygraph for using the word lockdown rather than the weasel formulations covid or pandemic employed elsewhere to mitigate that sadly mistaken government policy.

    Perhaps Sir Keir Starmer will be a tougher more demanding employer of the HMRC staff than Rishi? Mind you, he was all for sooner, harder, longer.

    Rishi Sunak is now beginning to resemble that proverbial lax push-over supply teacher drafted in to hopefully manage the unruly disobedient willful civil service school kids.

    He tried to act cool thinking that might cut the mustard.

    BBC fails to become cool Auntie of media… has been deemed “uncool” by children, despite the broadcaster’s continual search for a more youthful audience (Telegraph)

    And finally – reintroducing the beaver?

    Our liberal media may have been reluctant to investigate or to expose the so-called grooming gangs – for reasons of discomforture, self-consciousness or embarrassment… however, there’s seemingly no such shame or reluctance to expose these grooming secrets: Wax on, wax off. Bush telegraph: After 20 years I’m rewilding by Kate Lister (‘i’)


  28. tomo says:

    Remember – if you want to protest the ULEZ expansion transfer the DVLA keeper V5 of your non compliant vehicle to Sadiq.


    • tomo says:


      A 21-year-old 1.0-litre Toyota Yaris is outlawed but a new 6.5-litre V12 Lamborghini Aventador is fine

      – as is Khan’s 5.0L supercharged Range Rover (350g/km)


    • Nibor says:

      Or re register your vehicle abroad .
      Dartford Crossing – free . Speed cameras – not applicable . Parking -free . Bus lanes – like being in your own Zil limo .


  29. Jeff says:

    Richard Vobes has a really interesting piece about the Mauli fire on his excellent You Tube channel. It’s worth taking a look…

    Apparently, there’s book just published about this recent catastrophe, Fire and Fury. The author, Dr Miles Stone gives us an in-depth account of events, with numerous eyewitness interviews and makes a compelling case for climate change being responsible. However…

    What’s really puzzling is that the book was published on August 10th while the bloody fire was still raging. He’s either a fantastically quick writer or he’s related to Mystic Meg.

    Of course, there’s an alternative possiblity…

    Something stinks.


  30. Up2snuff says:

    TODAY Watch #1 – more doom and gloom at the BBC

    Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson in charge today. That Mishal is really dominant among the BBC TOADY presenters, isn’t she? I wonder if she will get five in a row and present again tomorrow?

    Yesterday Mishal reported the new charges against former President Trump in Georgia with a smile on her face. On radio? How do I know that? Because her words were said with a smile. Radio is revealing. I awake late at 6.50 a.m. this morning and turn on the radio for the R4 News. This morning, doom and gloom from Mishal and Nick because the rate of inflation has had another fall, to 6.8%.


  31. Doobster78 says:

    The fake excitement emanating from all BBC outlets this morning regarding the “womens footy” is nauseating !!!!!

    Does anyone really give a toss ? Where will you be watching they ask ??? Are you having a party ??? Are you going out ???



  32. taffman says:

    “Bibby Stockholm: Sunak committed to housing asylum seekers on barge”
    Just “stop the boats” Rishi, “stop the boats”.
    Its costing us taxpayers a fortune, besides, we are full !


  33. atlas_shrugged says:

    MSM have their panties in a bunch about Russian Spies. They have found a bunch of Bulgarians with false documents. That is par for the course. Some say that it is very difficult to tell the difference between people in Bulgaria running the country and criminals. They are one and the same. So could these people simply be criminals?

    Back in the day I had a warm cosy feeling when doctors surgeries had up posters saying that they would not distribute our health information beyond the EU unless specific agreements were in place. My data is safe I was told. Just to be sure I signed all the forms bolting down release of my personal data.

    So imagine my surprise when I had a letter from a government agency (not my doctors) inviting me to have an injection of a new experimental gene therapy poison. Ah yes I thought, now we have criminals running our country. So that was nice.


  34. tomo says:



    • tomo says:

      Text looks too small? – try this


    • G says:

      Shame, I would subscribe to DJT if I could. I tried but not in the US it is not possible. However, I do think the whole nonsense has gone too far worldwide for any competent individual to reverse it.


  35. vlad says:

    The BBC don’t seem very interested in the murder of 10-year-old Sara Sharif, and even less interested in showing a photo of her bearded father who has disappeared since her death.
    Strange that, given it could help police to locate him.

    Strange, too, that 3 men are wanted in connection with her death. Did the 10 year old (1 year older than Mohammed’s child bride at consummation) resist their amorous advances?

    However, the BBC are very keen to tell us that ‘Hafiz Hashmi, Imam of the Shah Jahan Mosque, said he had not been able to sleep in recent days’.

    Aw, diddums. You see, he’s the real victim here.

    And apparently the ‘community’ are in shock.

    So that’s ok, then.


  36. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC home page: “Family’s shock after eight-year-old daughter has stroke”.

    Also the British Heart Foundation are now running radio ads for learning CPR in 15 mins, because “Many of us will witness a cardiac arrest in our lifetime. Be ready for that day with RevivR, our fast, free and easy-to-use online training course.”



    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Australian Senate doing a far better job than we’re seeing over here:


      • Fedup2 says:

        Perhaps – if many countries are doing ‘inquiries’ into the chinese virus perhaps somewhere the truth will come out …or maybe not…


  37. AsISeeIt says:

    Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

    Not a media focused or London specific thought this one but since we’re gearing up for a return to a Blairite New New Labour 2.0 – Mr AsI of course likes to refer to Rishi Sunak as – among other epithets including: our Swindon district regional manager; Goldman Sachs office boy; seat-warmer for Starmer – as latterly the failing to impose adequate discipline supply teacher – one’s mind goes back to the drip down on the ground effects of Blair’s Education x 3 policies.

    One recalls parent evenings for the offspring feeling less like a review of the kids’ interim attainments and more akin to a training session for the parent in what they ought to be doing to support the education effort.

    In my day the primary school basics seemed to be capable of being imparted by teachers during the hours 9 to 4pm

    When one questioned the novel notion that 7-year-olds and younger were now being given homework (necessarily requiring parent overwatch) there came the patronising response that one’s attitude to homework may be coloured by one’s own youthful experience. If only one’s educational experience could be replicated in modern schools!


  38. Guest Who says:

    Misspeaking. Mistweeting. It’s rife.


    Remember when Ed Milipede was caught out? The BBc totes understood then too.

    Others… less so.

    Seems to depend on something.


  39. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – the BBC in lockstep with The Guardian newspaper
    TOADY Watch #2 – the BBC in lockstep with The Guardian newspaper

    Now there’s a surprise! Research by the BBC and the Guardian has revealed that Keir Starmer and Shami Chakrabarti (now Lady Chakrabarti) and the Criminal Cases Review Commission (and the BBC and The Guardian?) all looked away when DNA evidence in the Malkinson Case was found. In addition, so did the Manchester Constabulary. No mention of these deficiencies of ‘the State’ with the exception of the CCRC.

    Instead, the blame appears to be directed at the present Government.

    Funny, that.


    • tomo says:


      Really starting to stink that is…

      The likelihood of Surkeer and LaydeeShammy getting asked direct awkward questions live on the BBC is?


      • Up2snuff says:

        tomo, “Surkeer and LaydeeShammy getting asked direct awkward questions live on the BBC is?”

        about zero, I would think.

        Meanwhile, as the-BBC’s-the-cost-of-living-crisis ‘goes south’ or ‘turns up its toes heavenwards’, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury gets a roasting from Rick Nobinson; but that’s for another post 😉


    • Up2snuff says:

      Sorry, forgot to post in the above TOADY Watch that Harshmistress Mishal’s first response to the new news on the Malkinson Case was that the Criminal Cases Review Commission were under resourced ie. the Commission needed more money a.k.a. ‘Government money’ but never acknowledged as coming from the taxpayer.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Maybe if the DPP had been doing his job this would never have happened.

        Who was the DPP at the time?


  40. tomo says:

    The SNP’s account is overdrawn and haven’t been debanked yet (heaven knows they qualify…)


    • G says:

      Living in Wales, I’d expect any Government in the UK to screw things up. Par for the course apparently. Anyway, whilst they don’t publicly say it, they will always be bailed out by the hard-pressed, pissed off taxpayer. Including me. If a businessman operated his/her/its* business as recklessly as the regions, it will go bust.

      Said it before and I’ll say it again, until the time when the public control the ‘public purse’, the recklessness and ill management will continue.

      * Is there a marxist present to approve my Heinz variety statement?


  41. andyjsnape says:

    Major news “report” from the bbc world

    Celebrity MasterChef: Cheryl Hole on why LGBTQ+ representation is important

    keep paying the tele tax for this


    • Guest Who says:

      Bonus Toad in the Hole a speciality?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Gay Conversion Therapy Bad.
      Homosexual conversion by schooling good.


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Another opportunity to ask “Who?” as the line-up is announced. I only recognise Sam Fox, and only then from when she was 16. I only looked for educational purposes, you understand.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Cheryl Hole? Is that the drag act? They seem to be obligatory these days.

      I think Cheryl Cole should sue.


  42. Guest Who says:

    Found this interesting.


    There are of course many interacting factors, from population densities to geographical features linked to the nature of the natural event.

    I was very dubious at the time of the Boxing Day tsunami when fatalities and loss of housing and costs were conflated with climate change without looking at what happened with Krakatoa, when there were fewer Swedish sunbathers and more mangrove swamps.


    • G says:


      Even more interesting is the weather forecasts. The weather is determined by the Sun and water. The former undoubtedly connected to earthquakes and volcanoes.

      A green zealot will not go there for fear of undermining / demolishing their own stupid ideas on the subject.


  43. Kinell says:

    I had a thought whilst reading through the comments on this wonderful site. Would it be possible for the people that keep this site going, to show the most liked posts, top 50 or 100, that cover the years this site has been running. It would be interesting to read them.


    • G says:

      Would that include, ‘repeats’ as some contributors specialise in?


      • Kinell says:

        I don’t know, I’m just putting it out there.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Blimey Kinell – you think people run this site🤪….maybe Marky s’ best repeats ( the Chinese labour MP bung – Barry what’s his name ) or stews ‘ most pedantic correction ….?


      • MarkyMark says:

        Shit – I’ve been found out.
        ** note that the Left win by repeating until you give up.

        Mark Twain Quote”Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you.”


  44. Up2snuff says:

    BBC TOADY Watch #3 – thousands? really? not tens of thousands?

    We saw with the proper World Cup how the BBC’s the-cost-of-living-crisis was suffering from BBC inflation all of its own. Now, the ladies have a chance to blow the BBC’s crisis apart or at least show that it is exaggerated. The news item at 7 a.m. was that thousands of supporters will be cheering England Ladies on as they face co-hosts Australia in the World Cup for women’s football.

    Obviously, there will be expatriate Brits living in Australia (all those ex-NHS Doctors and Nurses?) and tourists who just happen to be there at the time of the WWC semi and who get tickets will support the England team but it will be interesting to see the size of the crowd, how it divides in support and what pictures the BBC show. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. 🙂

    Breaking news: England are through to the WWC Final. Well done, England ladies!


    • Dickie says:

      Expect there will soon be England laddies playing for the England ladies football team😂😂


    • Fedup2 says:

      Come on Aussies ( yawn – whatever ) …. Knighthoods All round – Charles Windsor will have to pretend he knows what footy is … but since he is head of state of both countries – will he send wills or go himself ?( yawn )


    • MarkyMark says:



      • tomo says:

        “I’ve been working with NHS England to support the transformation, at pace and scale, of UK General Practice from a face-to-face service to one in which 93% of patients have a telephone or video consultation.”

        That Greenhaigh ?

        she can foxtrot oscar


        • Docmarooned says:

          How that cretin Greenhalgh got where she is beyond me but then she has been publishing shear garbage in the BMJ for years.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Er, half a mo’, ‘old on, ‘old on; the new variant is EG.5 not BA.6 and has already been named ‘Eris’. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-66461727


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        For all our sakes this mad wimmin needs to be put behind a locked chain-linked fence.

        If she was told this was to protect her from viruses and mosquitoes she would probably be happy.