257 Responses to Start the week 21st August 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Er, me again, is that three in a row? Brissles will be complaining about another first place, top of the Thread, and the rossettes running down the stairs and out the door.

    BBC R4, the likely week ahead. Angling for more money for Wimmin’s Football, as Cherie Blair was annoyingly also doing on TWoTWeeee today. I switched off in protest. The Blairs are rich enough to donate a few million £quiddles to womens’ football. I wonder if Euan Blair’s academy chain allow the girls to ‘do football’ ?

    Be a bit embarrassing if not. He’ll get an earwigging from his Mum!

    No doubt there will be calls via the BBC for more money for this, that and the NHS in order to prevent another ‘Lucy Letby’. Every time the BBC call for more Government money for something or other, I hope ten people cancel their TellyTax Direct Debits. 😉 You know it makes sense. 🙂


  2. Fedup2 says:

    As the BBC continues to mourn its’ 3rd rate sporting thing – it’s going to have to ‘file ‘ the worship on Monday as the NHS Angel refuses to turn up to be told she has a ‘full life ‘ sentence …- another story the BBC and NHS groupies will want to bury as quick as it can be .

    Definite good move for the royals not to go there – although it would have been good to have burned more av gas ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      TOADY Watch #1 – our Fed will be disappointed at this

      Lots of LucyingLetby’s and Lessons Must Be Learned with Harshmistress Mishal especially in the interview with a NHS bod (female) who is now at Kings College Hospital but who, I think, was at one of the hospitals that LaLateby worked at, but of course it was nothing to do with her.

      Needless to say, Harshmistress Mishal was much more interrogatory and tough with a Government woman Minister over the question of childcare places. Tough on Conservatives and tough on the causes of Conservatives, that’s the BBC for you. Mind you that poor feeble sucker (male) who found himself in charge of the Labour Party needs all the help he can get, even from the BBC.


  3. Deborah says:

    I am pleased that he is back on the adverts, you know, the Welsh fella who will buy my old and broken jewellery. However Brenda and her friend must be at a funeral because they have disappeared from GBNews. Are those leftie keyboard warriors still trying to destroy the advertisers?


    • BRISSLES says:

      Yep, I thought of you Deb when goldman made a return. Why do I think that’s his wife with the long nails behind the counter?


  4. Foscari says:

    Can anyone believe that we indigenous Londoners
    allowed Sadiq Khan to become our mayor ? He tell us that white families don’t represent true Londoners. I warn you
    fellow indigenous Londoners . It would not surprise me
    if the next thing he will do is to officially change the name
    of London to Londonistan. This man must be stopped!


    • Zephir says:

      He is the epitome of far right


      • Up2snuff says:

        But the BBC have reserved that description, Zephir, for the indigenous pale persons.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Foscari – the indigenous londonistan population is now a minority in most of the 32 boroughs – and of those there are plenty of kidults who know know better

      The stupidity of creating mayors is now really biting – ULEZ won’t raise as much money as Khan thinks so he ll be increasing to to – say £14.99 next year and by the way he can’t control the financing of londonistan he ll be running back to the red labour government at the end of 2024 …

      …personally I was surprised London voted in nut nut but not surprised about Khan ..


    • MarkyMark says:

      “I (Sadiq Khan) believe in a man’s right to marry a child at 6. Consummate that marriage with sex when the child is 9 whilst my other adult wives can wait outside the tent listening. If you hate this statement you are Islamophobic.”



  5. Zephir says:

    So many adverts, so many black men advertising fings.

    I cant wait to buy dese fings, or sign up every munf

    thick as shit and celebrated for it, would not pass an English O level oral exam yet employed for their voice ?

    or because dey is black innit ?

    Thousands of Chinese and other asians in our higher education system paying a fortune,

    where are they in our adverts ?

    is it because they don’t riot and feel so deprived they have to nick Sony TVs, Chanel handbags and Nike trainers to survive ?


    • Zephir says:

      Pure, unadulterated racism in action.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The BBC has one continuity announcer who sounds as if he was dragged in off the street. It is embarrassing even listening to him. Just a few years ago the BBC employed people who spoke clear English, but that must have been elitist because they have been replaced by geezers.


  6. Zephir says:


    How the Nazis Embraced Environmentalism
    An Excerpt from Rupert Darwall’s ‘Green Tyranny’

    Mankind’s subservience to the commands of nature provides the connecting thread between Nazism and modern day environmentalism and represents a radical rejection of the Enlightenment’s belief in progress. It is what separates the New Left and the modern Left’s softer variants from their predecessors and leaves supporters of capitalism and markets as the last redoubt of belief in the potential of mankind’s unfettered material progress.

    ‘This striving towards connectedness with the totality of life, with nature itself, a nature into which we are born, this is the deepest meaning and the essence of National Socialist thought,’ wrote Ernst Lehmann, a professor of botany, in 1934, who characterized National Socialism as ‘politically-applied biology.’ Sixty percent of all biologists joined the Nazis. As Proctor points out, ‘Nazism took root in the world’s most powerful scientific culture, boasting half of the world’s Nobel prizes.’ The culture that gave rise to it existed before the rise of the Nazis and, as we shall see, though dormant in the three decades after 1945, would re-enter German politics in the late 1970s with environmentalism and anti-capitalism as two sides of the same coin.



  7. BRISSLES says:

    And let’s not forget the continuity announcers who have trouble pronouncing their “ths” . The only Chinese I can recall is the ahem, expert on Bargain Hunt, who is at the forefront of diversity. Amongst the genuine lifelong experts there is an Indian who dresses in the dark, a non white who is surgically attached to a woolly hat, another non white who has wondered on set from a gipsy encampment, and the aforementioned Chinese. All these were approached by the BBC to take part regardless of experience, – and it shows.


    • Zephir says:

      I have given up on bargain hunt when the “experts” fail to advise and the idiots buy what they “like”

      well you just lost £100 but did you have fun ? FFS whats the bloody point of the show ?

      I make an exception when Catherine Southon turns up in a short skirt and low cut blouse and gets down on her knees to search around an antique shop which she seems to do with alarming regularity, then spends the auction time groping her competitor, or is that Antiques roadshow ?

      cant remember but it saves a fortune on soft porn subscriptions.


      • markh says:

        That’s straightist and sexist that is. Report immediately to your local Thought Re-alignment Centre for training.


  8. tomo says:


  9. BRISSLES says:

    So, apparently the swishy ponytails “have done the nation proud” according to the press. Really? I thought they’d lost.
    (Sadly the father of one of the Spanish team died on the day. How can you celebrate when your Dad just died)


    • Zephir says:

      Did anyone turn up to watch ? or did they have to give away tickets as usual.

      I hear members of the Royal family were busy at the opening of a new Poundstretcher in Wigan or something.

      And all male referees, linesmen and commmentators were banned.


  10. tomo says:


    First hand evidence that the government is censoring the discussion/video on the fire aftermath as well as censoring news on happening on the ground now. There is no question that a media brownout is currently occurring, as described in the video.


    • kingkp says:

      Yes, that ‘hurricane’ sure was convenient for the globalists but I guess the God of global boiling is on their side.

      Maui was selected to be one of the leading SMART states/cities of the future – but of course, you will only live on Maui if you can afford to pay up big bucks to make your house Agenda 2030 friendly. In other words, you have to be a billionaire like Bezos, Zuckerberg, or Winfrey who all have properties there – curiously untouched by the hand of global boiling. This has been long in the planning
      Hitachi promotion from 8 years ago

      From 2017
      Vanguard and Blackrock now own the Huwaian electrical grid. They are basically building a fortress where the plebs can’t reach them when they finally figure out (if they ever do) what has been done to them.


      • tomo says:

        It’s going to take a while to unpick Maui – and there are a lot of people working very hard to muddy the issues and the facts….


      • MarkyMark says:

        I thought they had Epistein Island?


  11. tomo says:

    Pay the piper……


  12. Zephir says:

    Oh the trauma of those poor people, women and children first eh ?



  13. Nibor says:

    BBC Radio 4 13.30 have been doing a documentary by a favoured guest as usual over a period of weeks about liberal democracies versus autocracies .

    I couldn`t listen to most of these broadcasts due to work but got a few tail ends , usually some “expert ” with an analysis the BBC likes .

    I can save you the problem about Can Liberal Democracy Survive in the future ? BBC , by just going back to basics .

    Firstly by a country being truly liberal in the untainted way that one of your favourites – the LibDims aren`t.
    Secondly by a country being truly democratic , like the LibDims are not .

    By being truly liberal it means The Powers That Be – like the civil service – are open and accountable to the population .
    That a public servant serves the public .

    By being truly democratic it means that the population is not denigrated for liking populist policies that BBC “meritocrats ” abhor .

    Best for attaining a liberal democracy is to abolish the BBC .


    • MarkyMark says:



      • atlas_shrugged says:

        She would be the first to complain at a T shirt that said:

        All LibDims are Cnuts


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrat leader over Christian faith
      The politician, an evangelical Christian, says he had been torn between his faith and serving as a political leader.

      By Alan McGuinness, Political Reporter

      Thursday 15 June 2017 10:30, UK


      Tim Farron has resigned as head of the Liberal Democrats, explaining he felt it “impossible” to be a committed Christian and lead the party.

      “impossible” to be a committed Christian and lead the party **

      ** all inclusive party


  14. Zephir says:

    There is something strange about this trans issue, no one but no one really gives a flying f’ck about it really.

    If one were conspiracy minded, it may have something to do with reducing the world population.

    But then again, anyone with an iota of insight would realise that cutting the bollocks off muzzzies and Africans would be a damn sight more effective.

    Maybe our esteemed London Mayor could consider a no bollock zone to help the environment ?

    Ultra low sperm count areas ?

    There may or may not be a Go Fund Me petition by white schoolgirls in Rotherham for similar measures elsewhere including the gelding of taxi drivers and proprieters of kebab shops who have a dingy flat upstairs.


  15. JohnC says:

    Kelso Cochrane: Trying to unlock the secrets of a 64-year-old racist murder

    Just look at this. The BBC have yet again dragged up something from deades ago simply to keep pushing their ‘whites are racist’ agenda.

    That was 64 years ago BBC. Now it’s the black people doing the murders and YOU are the racists for hiding it.

    ‘Millicent Christian, the daughter of Cochrane’s cousin, says that Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen eventually achieved “some kind” of justice. “We’re looking for that same kind of justice for our Kelso.”‘

    So I checked and found what ‘justice’ they had got:

    ‘A £320,000 compensation payment to the parents of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence has been criticised as “excessive”.

    Doreen and Neville Lawrence had originally asked for £500,000 from Scotland Yard and had recently turned down an offer of £250,000, the Daily Mail reported.’

    Times have changed a lot since then and now it’s the black people doing all the murders. But the BBC don’t care about that because they are murdering each other and it can’t be used to keep driving the ‘racist’ wedge through our society.

    Written by an absolutely typical BBC ‘lifer’ who joined them straight from university after studying English literature:



    • Zephir says:

      Typical lefty, face like a witch doctor’s rattle.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      “Less than a mile from where he was attacked, a street has been named after Kelso Cochrane, as well as a new block of social housing. Members of the Cochrane family are grateful for the recognition but they still want something more.”

      Of course they do.

      Kelso Cochrane’s daughter:



  16. digg says:

    Completely ignored by the BBC and Guardian is the news that the wildfires in Tenerife were not in fact wildfires but deliberately set by arsonists. This following the news that the fires in Corfu involved accelerants and the fires in Hawaii started in multiple places at the same time.

    Anyone with half a brain can see that this is likely to be green nutters intent on driving home their mantra about climate change. I would hope the police are acting globally to pool information and uncover the evil groups behind these acts including reviewing arrivals and departures on airlines etc.

    Lots of unfortunate people have been burned to death but we know these despicable animals will view this as collateral damage in their crazy demented push to force the World to bow down to their religion.


    • NameNotNumber says:

      A passing thought about ‘record breaking’ temperatures recorded in the UK during 2022 compared to the cooler and very pleasant temperatures (at least as far as I am concerned) recorded this year. Is anyone able to explain to me, on a meteorological basis, why it should have been that during 2022, on almost every day and in any direction over the spring and summer, the sky above my house displayed a lingering, and widely dispersed/dispersiing chequerboard of aircraft contrails which, however, over this spring and summer have been completely absent from the skies in the same location? Just curious…


  17. digg says:

    Musings about the Letby thing.

    Medics getting very hot and bothered with much hand-wringing as one of their own on one ward decides to end the life of new humans for reasons we will probably never know or understand.

    Meanwhile fellow medic members are routinely ending many, many more human lives as they are simply considered inconvenient.

    Crazy World!


    • atlas_shrugged says:


      I am with you on this one. The Liverpool pathway for one. The Midazolan (a drug used in US executions) mass purchase mystery another.

      The one I find most deplorable is the deliberate injecting of babies they know to be a poison. Take a bow the MHRA and all our politicians (except Andrew Bridgen).

      I really cannot understand the fuss about Letby she is a true amateur compared to Fauci.


  18. Zephir says:

    The ultimate pro abortionist, she just left it a bit late


  19. Zephir says:

    “Why We All Need to Be Pro-Abortion

    The language we use shapes the way we think, the way we see the world, and the way we live our lives. This couldn’t be more true for abortion care, and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance is working hard to create a world free of shame, stigma, and judgement. Every day, we see the positive impact abortions have on patients. Abortion care allows people to build a future that is best for them and to have control over if, when, or how they build their families.

    So, there is a reason why we say we’re pro-abortion. Many abortion supporters identify as “pro-choice”, but choice is simply not enough. “Choice” assumes that everyone can get an abortion, and someone just has to choose whether or not they want one. It fails to address the many structural and societal factors that leave people with very few or no choices at all.”



  20. Zephir says:

    The first sentence above says it all …crap, meaningless shit

    mostly used by those who have no positive argument to make.

    “Language shapes the way we think” …really ? maybe you don’t think much then

    “the way we see the world”… hmm you don’t have eyes then ?

    “the way we live our lives ” for fucks sake I can’t even be bothered to comment on that one


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC – an article in the DT about organisations caring more about themselves than victims of their staff . The BBC doesn’t get a mention -but think ‘saville ‘ ….

    After the shock and the horror, reflection. The despicable crimes of Lucy Letby, the nurse who murdered seven newborn babies in her care, and attempted to murder several more, raise many terrible questions.

    Among the most important is why, when several senior consultants had raised serious concerns about Letby, hospital managers didn’t appear to listen. Confronted with evidence and the assertion that the hospital was “harbouring a murderer”, managers took the word of the murderer, not the whistleblowers – the individual nurse, not the many expert doctors who had worked out what she had done.

    Within the medical profession, there are different opinions about what might explain the failure. Some cite the loss of consultant autonomy, explaining that the managers’ apparent refusal to listen is a logical corollary of the shift in power. Others have cited the change and churn among nursing teams, and the way nurses are now trained at universities, not through apprenticeships served at hospitals. The suggestion is that the old ways were better at weeding out bad characters, and stable teams better at spotting suspicious behaviour.

    Other factors were certainly at play. Letby managed to convince the management team that she was the victim of bullying by more senior colleagues. Indeed, the hospital chief executive, a former nurse himself, apologised to Letby and instructed the consultants who had complained to do the same. The managers offered Letby support to undertake a master’s degree and a placement at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

    The Royal College of Nursing also applied pressure, emailing managers about their “grave concerns” about Letby’s treatment. Yet since the trial concluded, the RCN president has blamed the failure on racism. Never mind that several of the doctors who warned about Letby were white: Sheila Sobrany claims Dr Ravi Jayaram was ignored because of the colour of his skin. This may be the monomania of an activist, but it reflects a refusal to engage with reality.

    The testimonies of the whistleblowers apparently make clear that the priority of the management was to protect the reputation of the hospital, and to wish away inconvenient and harrowing suspicions. They may also, like many others in positions of authority, have been cowed by Letby’s claims of bullying.

    The desire to protect the institution, here, the Countess of Chester Hospital, but also, perhaps, nursing itself, even at the cost of its very purpose – in this case, caring for fragile, innocent, newborn babies – is shocking, but it is not new. Neither is the tendency for those in positions of trust and authority seemingly to close ranks when they risk being held accountable for something serious going wrong. We have seen it many times before, in the NHS and in other important institutions.

    At the Mid Staffordshire NHS Hospital Trust, for example, hundreds of patients died unnecessarily and many more were mistreated between 2005 and 2008. The report that eventually followed found that the victims “were failed by a system which ignored the warning signs and put corporate self-interest and cost control ahead of patients and their safety”. Other NHS scandals and individual cases – including the death of my own grandmother – revealed similar stories.

    With the police, we have seen how the Met deployed an undercover officer to infiltrate Stephen Lawrence’s family, seemingly in the hope of smearing them, after Stephen was murdered. There was secrecy over officers who had sexual relationships, and fathered children, with women while working undercover. There was the 27-year-long whitewash following the Hillsborough tragedy. And many more examples.

    The inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan, a case never solved, probably due to police corruption, echoes the whistleblowers from the Countess of Chester: “Concealing or denying failings for the sake of the organisation’s public image is dishonesty for reputational benefit and constitutes a form of institutional corruption.”

    We could go on. Ambulance trusts have covered up failures, while fire officers have been caught photographing women who had died in traffic accidents. Just last week, we learnt that the Crown Prosecution Service refused to look again at the case of Andrew Malkinson, who served a 17-year sentence for rape, despite DNA evidence showing he was innocent.

    The common thread is what the Reverend James Jones, the former Bishop of Liverpool who chaired the Hillsborough inquiry, calls the “patronising disposition of unaccountable power.” Jones describes a culture in which “an unwritten, even unspoken, connection between individuals in organisations [can cause] an instinctive prioritisation of the reputation of an organisation over the citizen’s right to expect people to be held to account for their actions.”

    The problem has been diagnosed so often we can no longer ignore the disease and must move rapidly to the cure. The problem is not institutions themselves – which can retain experience and wisdom, inspire loyalty, pride and trust, and shape behaviour for the better through norms and expectations – but the fallibility of human nature. Those great positives of institutions can easily flip into negatives under weak leaders, and where there is a poor culture or too little outside scrutiny or accountability.

    Too few public institutions are truly transparent or accountable, and too rarely are we, those who depend on them, empowered to question decision-makers, complain or seek a second opinion, or decide things for ourselves. Understandable efforts to entrust professionals have often created hermetically sealed units of unaccountable power.

    Inspectorates and regulators can be underpowered or intimidated by vested interests. Relationships at the top of organisations can be cosy, with bosses too close to those they lead. Attempts to correct past mistakes have replaced informality and discretion with bureaucracy and an inability for individuals to take responsibility and decide.

    For the sake of those innocent little babies and their poor families, we need to confront all these things. We cannot wait for yet more reports telling us that too often institutions put their reputations before the people – often very vulnerable people – they serve. We already know it.ENDS

    Interesting that the author omits the actions of Churches in covering up sex crimes but goes for the easy one with plod …which some might say is a lesser sin …

    Today even the BBC cannot cry ‘squirrels ‘ with the victim statements and sentencing of an NHS serial killing Angel – who won’t even be present to listen – after the longest murder trial in English history .
    I’d get back on my death sentence support but I’d be wasting my time …

    Remember – in a socialist state the organisation is more important than the individual .


  22. AsISeeIt says:

    Turns out even a sex-change wouldn’t have guarenteed Tottenham Hotspur and England men’s striker Harry Kane a trophy – there’s one for the Spurs fans

    In the event, despite all that massive press hullabaloo it was the jokey blokey Daily Star that was rather prescient regarding hopeful media hype for the so-called Lionesses yesterday when they printed the Asparagus Psychic Lady’s prediction of an England victory: Let’s hope this frontpage doesn’t age badly!

    And it was your very own Mr AsI who cautioned hereabouts with one of his own unofficial tabloid headlines: Pride of Lionesses… before a fall?

    No matter that viewing figures may not as yet have been collated and opinion surveys taken – still the media purports to speak for the nation – somehow Asparagus Lady like divining and distilling our collective attitudes into their supposedly authoritative headlines

    England suffer agonising World Cup final defeat to Spain – was the BBC online news initial take – soon refined to the strictly factual: England beaten by Spain in Women’s World cup final (BBC) – due to Brexit, anyone?

    Our BBC just couldn’t resist the Spice Girl reference – an obvious analogy Mr AsI referrenced yesterday: “Girl Power!” exclaimed one woman as the final whistle blew and the fan zone erupted into screams and tears of joy. (Jenny Hill, BBC News, Madrid)

    Reaction replay

    Come the cold light of day our BBC confirms that old adage everyone loves a winner: Watch: Carmona scores World Cup winner for Spain

    The BBC’s agony headline may be interpreted as referring to the emotions of the Lionesses themselves rather than projecting the sentiment onto the nation as whole – the Beeb sometimes still remembers to take care with that sort of thing.

    Not so the print press – they really do have the nerve to imagine they speak for us all: You all did us proud… Heartbreak as Lionesses lose World Cup final – sobs the giveaway advertising sheet Metro – as a dozen corporate latent advertising campaigns have to rewrite their copy to perhaps something akin to Pizza Hut’s cringe-inducing paper bag on Gareth Southgate’s head – there’s one for the teenagers.

    Xero makes accounting software for small businesses and they splashed out on a frontpage ad on the cover of the Telegraph – their copy referring to the Lionesses as ‘history’ backfires somewhat: In the squad In the final In the history books Dream bigger – like Mr AsI their advert prefers that black girl who got the red card for stamping (I like to call her Naughty Lioness Spice Girl) over the rest of the team of blonde pony-tailed clones – my reason was she’s the only recognisable and memorable Lioness – the corporate reason will have been diversity

    We still think the World of you… fans proud of Lionesses – posits the Sun

    Proud of you – echoes the Mirror with a call to action: Defeat but Lionesses inspire nation – inspire us to do what, precisely? I doubt growing out my hair, doing a dirty blonde dye and tying it back in a pony tail would improve Mr AsI’s look.

    The Mirror picks a pic of a random: England fan in East London yesterday – hardly representative these days – where’s her hijab? Now if one had to guess the name of this very distraught-looking white lady – not that Mr AsI is a betting man – although he now regrets not putting a few shekels on Spain – I’d punt that she’s a Karen, if you follow my drift.

    The Guardian’s Jonathan Liew stiffens his resolve with some new-found patriotism in the realm of sport: More years of hurt lie ahead, but good can come of this defeat: new strategies, fresh blood, realistic expectations – fresh blood… he of course means more diversity

    Zoe Wiiliams: Lionesses have led a Revolution (Guardian)

    The Lioness pride goes echoing through the tabloids: We’re so proud of you (Daily Star)

    Getting bored with all this yet?

    The female-interest Times has a warning for us: Don’t think it’s all over, say Lionesses

    Admittedly there is something rather typically British about the celebration of our glorious defeats… The Charge of the Light Brigade, Rorke’s Drift, Dunkirk

    Now give them gongs… No 10 considers calls for honours (Guardian) – I seem to discern that call resembling more the dropping of a clanger than the sound of a gong

    The Telegraph’s grown man Oliver Brown waxes lyrical as he suggests: Nation did not despair that the dream had died – it was grateful

    Pride of nation – screams the Daily Express – but we wonder which nation is that organ batting for as it raises the old blue and yellow of Ukraine on the masthead and pledges: United with the people of Ukraine

    How’s that US-led strategy of isolating Russia as the world’s pariah and shoring up western liberal hegemony going then?

    Beijing pushes for Brics expansion in effort to create stronger rival to G7… 23 countries keen to join (FT)

    Putin under pressure as Russian spacecraft hits Moon – the left-leaning ‘i’ still doing neocon propaganda and it is quite a stretch to imagine this might finally be the issue that brings down bad man Putin

    It was comedy duo Lee & Hering who employed the catchphrase: “You want the moon on a stick!”

    Fist of Fun was a British comedy enterprise, initially a BBC Radio 1 series in 1993 and then a BBC2 television series in 1995. It was written by and starred Stewart Lee and Richard Herring (Quotes Net)

    “What is it you want Barry, what do you want, you want the moon just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around and pull it down, hey that’s pretty good idea, I’ll give you the moon, hey how take it” (Jimmy Stewert from It’s a Wonderful Life 1946 – Barry was a woman, by the way – in case you were wondering)

    From the media purporting to speak for the nation to the left-leaning ‘i’ purporting to speak for conservatives

    Tories tell Sunak to sack Braverman (‘i’) they speak of ‘Centrist Conservatives’ – with captial ‘C’s no less.

    The ‘i’ confirms for us that the left strictly abides by the friend/enemy distinction – the left certainly know who they like as being on their side and they can do no wrong: Why Meghan was an underrated actress (‘i’)

    And we know what Ian Birrell meant to say – but it came out somewhat sinisterly: Letby shows NHS has a problem with whistle-blowers (‘i’)

    Speaking of proxies

    We’re well accustomed to celebrity obituaries – now we’re prompted to mourn by proxy the relatives of celebrities: Olga Carmona told after Women’s World Cup final that father has died… “The RFEF deeply regrets to announce the death of Olga Carmona’s father,” the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) wrote on social media. (BBC); TV Phil: My crash grief… Telly host Phil Spencer… after his parents… died when their car crashed into a river at their Kent farm (Sun)

    Frontpage advert on the cover of the FT – often the preserve of the likes of private jet operators and expensive jewelry brands – is bought today by EDHEC Business School: If you care about climate change, you can start with finance… Today, finance professionals need to combine financial expertise with sustainable economics – apparently


  23. StewGreen says:

    R4 talking about cargo ships with solid wing type sails
    I saw designs like that 40 years ago
    My guess is that they are not financially viable
    otherwise owners would have put them on 40 years ago.

    And since storms rip apart wave machines, they’d probably rip apart such wing sails.


    • tomo says:

      The BBC will pump any old shit they think they can get away with – dig a bit deeper and it’s likely you’ll find some grasping academics or some serial greentech fraudster looking for credulous f-wits like BBC producers.

      – and a cash pipe from taxpayers


      • tomo says:

        and… bingo

        6pm news Evan Davis fawning over BAR’s John Cooper who managed a “give us a grant or be ashamed” sort of thing at the end of the piece. Parasite academic from The Tyndall Centre quoted as a sage …

        All a bit Dr. Pangloss imho.

        Closing quote:” The invention of big combustion engines destroyed the trade routes and the sailing routes and now we’re going to try to reverse that trend, just a bit. ”

        ah… eeh-vil combustion engines….

        Solar ships next



    • StewGreen says:

      Martin Elliott @pdfbt40 tweeted Jan 27, 2016
      “@EcoSenseNow I remember many efficiency trials, mainly solid sails in 60s & 70s.”


      • tomo says:

        iirc Geest the banana people fitted one of their Caribbean trader boats with sails – lots of PR at the time then nuffink.

        Sails are fine when the wind is in your favour – if you’ve a schedule to keep not so much. Again iirc the banana boat had issues with passage making to a timetable – and some breakdowns.


  24. StewGreen says:

    R4 news “wettest hour in history in Palm Springs”
    Not true of course, they mean the wettest hour in the 150 years they have had weather station recording there.

    In the Atacama Desert in Chile you get one day of rain every 30 years. What happens is there a special current like our Jetstream that always blows in from America.
    Their stream always from East to West, so there is no rain from the Pacific
    and if there is any rain left in the clouds coming in from the Atlantic by the time it’s over the east of the Andes mountains it dumps it at the top and not on the desert.
    There are super rare days where the wind breaks convention and comes in off the Pacific,
    then when it reaches the west of the Andes it dumps it all over the desert
    and the wadis suddenly fill up.


    • StewGreen says:

      Ah I see there is a cherrypick for this record
      “Sunday already set a record for the wettest *August day* in history for Palm Springs”

      so not a full any month record


    • StewGreen says:

      Steve Milloy @JunkScience

      It happened before in 1939 (so much for the climate propaganda) but this time it’ll be different because there are a lot more people in danger and there is a lot more property to damage.

      But the good news is that modern technology has given California much more warning and time for preparedness.
      Hopefully that will make a big difference.



    • StewGreen says:

      oops I said Jetstream, I meant our Gulfstream


  25. Fedup2 says:

    The outgoing hapless minister for children and other stuff turns up on today . When asked there is not going to be a public inquiry – with force of compulsion – regarding the NHS killer she answers with frankly a mouth ful of crap – and symbolises right there why this blue labour government is not fit for purpose…. It is just empty …
    Meesh went for the kill and got it .


  26. Dickie says:

    For those who may be interested in military history:



  27. G says:

    Ivermectin? FDA: Now it’s all right for the doctors to prescribe for Covid. Strange timing…………

    You have to watch all this video to appreciate the hypocrisy of, so-called, medical authorities.
    Right when Big Pharma have ended their, maybe trillions of dollars, (see the graph) profit in Covid vaccines,
    they just now have conceded that a regular GP in primary healthcare, can prescribe Ivermectin
    for the treatment of Covid. It’s now so blatant. They couldn’t give one toss for humanity.

    The US Federal Drugs Administration – Swindlers/killers:

    Watch it before its withdrawn by YT.


    • StewGreen says:

      The FDA have not suddenly changed policy
      they still say it’s NOT alright for the doctors to prescribe Ivermectin for Covid.
      However a recent court case has established that the FDA has no jurisdiction to stop private doctors prescribing it to patients who agree.


      • G says:

        Are you suggesting the FDA may appeal the case which is ‘law’ now until changed, perhaps by the appeal court?


        • StewGreen says:

          Nope, I think the law was the same before the court case
          I don’t think there were millions of doctors who wanted to prescribe it to their patients


      • tomo says:

        It’s also the case that the FDA are not a clinical authority as I understand it – it’s bureaucratic over reach.


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        Fortunately we can import our own drugs in the UK if it is for our own treatment so just order it from India.

        I was less lucky with a UK Pharmacist who had never even heard of the stuff.


  28. Guest Who says:

    Remember when media were there to challenge abuses and hold power to account?


    Now they split their time covering up for those who they consider ideologically sound and trying to suppress any who they do not.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Seems Radio4 is off on its Summer holidays,
    the 9am prog is a REPEAT, from February


  30. tomo says:

    When America sneezes

    Coming this way?


  31. Thoughtful says:


  32. tomo says:

    50 Land Rovers get their tyre slashed


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      It would not have happened if the steering wheels had been fitted with 10 inch nails.


  33. NameNotNumber says:

    Rather than ‘heroes’ shouldn’t ‘lionesses’ be termed ‘heroines’ – I’m confused.


    • tomo says:

      Is there a gender neutral term?

      I often wonder how languages with gendered nouns deal with all this stuff >>> der-de-das etcetera…


      • AsISeeIt says:

        It tends to be an Anglophone issue

        The rest of the world isn’t quite so bothered


    • Thoughtful says:

      Neither of them would be correct as a hero or heroine has to put their own life on the line for the saving of another. At no time was there any risk involved and at no time was there even the prospect of third parties being in some danger so they cannot possibly be heroes.


  34. StewGreen says:

    Obsessive” BBC Radio 4 Impossible To Listen To Says Rod Liddle To Mike Graham
    .. https://youtu.be/QKbCPlUX9Fg?t=383


    • tomo says:

      Rod’s giving public prominence to what R4 ex listeners have known for some years now!

      Good on Rod – I hope, but don’t expect to see him say it on Question Time


  35. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC have a live feed to follow the US storm, which no doubt we’ll see more often due to the grave threat of global boiling or global pi**ing it down the MSM want to push on a daily basis.

    Problem is the US National Hurricane Center bloke says it’s “unusual, but not unprecedented […] noting that in 1997, Hurricane Nora brought storms, torrential rain and flooding just east of where Hillary is moving.”

    Apparently the firework display has been cancelled at Disneyland. Damn our carbon footprint, won’t someone think of the children?


    • Guest Who says:

      Thick, entitled, venal or all three?


      • MarkyMark says:

        Dear Darren Henry,

        Do you know about the following which will have a big impact on the World’s climate and our future planet?

        China allows three children in major policy shift
        Published 31 May (BBC)
        – Large population growth China currently has 1.4 billion people at present.

        China’s Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth
        Cutler Cleveland , The Energy Watch Jun 18, 2010, 2:23 PM (Business Insider)
        – Rotation of the Earth can change weather patterns and climate.

        China is the largest developing country in the world. China is still considered a developing country based on the criteria of the World Bank and the United Nations. (World Atlas)
        – Thus China can get cheap loans and be exempt from impositions put on developed countries.

        China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. 12 February (BBC)
        – I guess you if you cannot report on a Country then it can do no wrong.

        Did you know about the above and if not then what are you opinions on them and their impact on the World?

        Yours sincerely,
        Mr H



  36. tomo says:

    I wonder if those horribly white real cockneys have a suitably apposite rhyming slang for the Mayor?

    Bureaucratic banditry out of control.

    thread ….


  37. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC with knickers in a twist over a Jewish character who’s had his nose supersized in a film; some celebrity Jews upset their historical grievances are not given the same weighting that other ethnics are.

    Actress Tracy-Ann Oberman asked why the [non-Jewish actor/director] “did not consider a Jewish actor instead of himself, but challenged his acting to ‘be so magnificent and truthful that the character of Bernstein shines through what he already looks like’”.

    Standard identity politics… except in the previous paragraph it mentions that she’s currently playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. A woman playing the role of a man, asking for Jewish characters to be played by Jewish actors.

    Neither Oberman nor the BBC entertainment reporter of high intelligence seem to have a problem reporting this nonsensical, contradictory drivel. It’s bad enough to have identity politics forced on us, but at least try to make it sound coherent to a 4yr old.



    • MarkyMark says:



    • RightSide says:

      I’m a quarter Jewish and I’ve got a quite big nose – not the stereotypical crooked nose though, thank god.

      I am amazed she is playing Shylock. In fact, I’m amazed anybody can given it’s portrayal of Jewish culture:

      – Jews engaged in ritual murder
      – profanation of the host
      – the poisoning of wells
      – greediness
      – vengefulness
      – expulsion from over 100 countries
      – not the original Israelites
      – The Old Testament is not about them but the Israelites who lived to the north of them
      – added the story of the Israelites to their cannon in the 6th century


    • BRISSLES says:

      I’m still offended that Anne Boleyn and David Copperfield were portrayed as being black and brown.


      • micknotmike says:

        And don’t forget Kenneth Moore in “Reach for the sky”. He had several legs more than Douglas Bader.


  38. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like the BBC is going ‘full letby ‘ – thrashing around with the blame stick – wanting to go this way and that way for a few hours before switching to the arrival of some 3rd rate ‘girly ‘ footy players and the thousands of supporters ( relatives ) turning up ….
    ….be interesting how ‘bigged up ‘ the Spanish media will make their arrival – yesterday it was an embarrassing sight of a couple of dozen kids in Madrid filling the camera to allow the BBC to lie about the popularity of this nonsense …

    In real life it seems the Chinese have cut interest rates to get their economy going and pump up the western inflation rate ….


  39. tomo says:

    on the BBC?


  40. tomo says:

    CNN might just have a point 🙂

    Say something stupid and get challenged … nah, that’s far right bully boy tactics…


  41. tomo says:

    Tell me the Khant isn’t acting in concert with the BBC


    • MarkyMark says:

      Any London resident living in one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London with an eligible vehicle can apply to scrap a car or motorcycle, as you no longer need to receive certain benefits to apply.

      We are also providing greater support for disabled Londoners by increasing the grant payment to scrap or retrofit a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). Eligible applicants can get £10,000 to scrap a ULEZ non-compliant WAV, or £6,000 to retrofit a ULEZ non-compliant WAV – usually enough to cover the whole cost of retrofitting.

      can get £10,000 to scrap a ULEZ non-compliant WAV, or £6,000 to retrofit a ULEZ non-compliant

      For cars, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible cars or vans there are eight grant payment options:

      Scrap a car – £2,000
      Scrap a car – £1,600 plus one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass
      Scrap a car – £1,200 plus two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes
      Scrap a motorcycle – £1,000
      Scrap a motorcycle – £600 plus one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass
      Scrap a motorcycle – £200 plus two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes
      Scrap a wheelchair accessible vehicle (car or van) – £10,000 (previously £5,000)
      Retrofit a wheelchair accessible vehicle (van only) – £6,000 (previously £5,000)



    • atlas_shrugged says:

      A wave of old bangers heading for Londonistan?


  42. tomo says:

    It has to be a fix!


    • MarkyMark says:

      Mark Steyn has left GB News and has not broadcast on the channel for three months. Ofcom stated they were alerted to this content – which it found was taken out of context – by four complaints from viewers watching Mr Steyn’s programme.3 Jun 2023


  43. MarkyMark says:

    Rishi Sunak has once again refused to commit to stopping the boats before the next election, even as the latest figures show 17,000 migrants have crossed the channel so far this year. A reminder that he stood behind a podium emblazoned with a big red “stop the boats” banner at the beginning of the year…

    Now he’s in choppier waters. This morning he claimed:

    “I am not complacent. I never said this would be easy. I never said it could be fixed overnight. We are going to attack it from every angle and not stop until we are done… We have got to stop the boats, that is why it is one of my five priorities. The current system is unsustainable and it is unfair. The best way to reduce pressure on local communities is to stop the number of people coming here in the first place […] I also want to be honest with people that it is a complex problem.”

    Meanwhile NHS waiting lists are also at record highs. The tide isn’t turning…


    By Paul Adams
    Diplomatic correspondent
    Saudi border guards are accused of the mass killing of migrants along the Yemeni border in a new report by Human Rights Watch.

    The report says hundreds of people, many of them Ethiopians who cross war-torn Yemen to reach Saudi Arabia, have been shot dead.

    Migrants have told the BBC they had limbs severed by gunfire and saw bodies left on the trails.

    Saudi Arabia has previously rejected allegations of systematic killings.



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

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

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



  44. Guest Who says:


    Time for BBC N.America to get Sopes and BS back with Lurch and Saz for their ‘insights’?


    • MarkyMark says:



      “Can Trudeau once again be as great as he was”

      Your collapsing state funded media
      Pretending to write news

      #Analysis: The Trudeau government’s re-election hopes may depend to a large extent on whether they can recapture the promise of economic security implicit in the “middle class” message that brought the Liberals to power in 2015.


  45. Guest Who says:

    Was this a UCL study for Saddo? Or a BBC ‘expert’ saying?



  46. Up2snuff says:

    TWat0 Watch #1 – I really cannot believe that figure of UK spectators at a Wimmins Cup Final

    At the start of TWatO or in the 1 p.m. News the number of UK spectators at the Womens’ World Cup football Final was given as 2,000,000. Really? I find that very hard to believe. Easier to believe the criticism that the Prince of Wales receives from Republicans here, there and at the BBC.

    Well, if you need any evidence that the-cost-of-living-crisis is fake and cooked up by the Labour Party and their BBC fellow travellers, then there it is 2,000,000 Brits at the final in Australia. Does the stadium hold that many spectators? I suspect 20,000 travelling from the UK would be more like it.

    There must be something wrong with my hearing, and my ears added two noughts to the number travelling from the UK.


  47. Guest Who says:


    The presumption of ‘nation’s favourite’ given engagement so far, presumably in W1A ‘Cowboy Style’ is popular with the girls, and many of the wimmin.


    • MarkyMark says:


      📢 It’s OFFICIAL.
      listeners have had their say and named the nation’s favourite Kylie Minogue song…

      Find out which track topped the list and discover the full Top 4


  48. Guest Who says:

    ‘Ain’t nothing like a Vile’


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Bobby Moore OBE.


    • MarkyMark says:



    • tomo says:

      Viles’s team looking to get up people’s noses on a Monday morning.



    • Kaiser says:


      well except for these guys


    • Doublethinker says:

      We have suffered from currency inflation for decades, remember when petrol cost less than ten bob a gallon?
      In the last thirty years we have seen exams grades and degrees devalued to the point where top grades are now equivalent to low grade passes of the past and degrees can be found in packets of cereals like those plastic submarines you found in cornflakes.
      Over a similar period of time The honours system has fallen into disrepute and damehoods and knighthoods are thrown about like confetti. So it doesn’t really matter if they give these women honours or not , those honours are worthless , the baubles and titles of a country that has devalued its own history and inheritance.