177 Responses to Weekend 9th September 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Well, well, two in row. Will I manage another three in a row?

    Will Rishi Sunak manage to ask Captain Hindsight at the next PMQs about the High Alumina Cement scandal when the Labour Party were in power in the 1960s and 1970s? And will Rishi Sunak, or Keir Starmer even, call for the resignation of the Building Research Establishment Executive Director, another QUANGO that is obviously not working properly as exemplified by the RAAC scandal.


  2. JohnC says:

    Well done Up2 👏

    Meanwhile, front page news at the BBC:

    Concern as pandemic puppies reach difficult age

    Brought to you by this absolutely typical grubby looking Lefty I had the pleasure of showing just a short time ago:


    BBC: News by Kidults for idiots.


  3. JohnC says:

    Ukraine in maps: Tracking the war with Russia

    ‘Ukraine forces advance in the South’


    This is the total extent of the months long counter-offensive in ideal conditions which the BBC told us only yesterday has a 40%-50% of making it all the way to the southern coast by the end of the year. It’s now September.

    Are we really supposed to take anything the BBC report seriously these days ?. It’s beyond ridiculous.


  4. Eddy Booth says:

    Play stupid games win stupid prizes – Ukraine mercenary edition.

    “British man fighting in Ukraine found dead in water”


    “A British man who went to fight for the International Legion in Ukraine was found dead in a body of water with his hands bound behind his back.

    Jordan Chadwick, 31, from Burnley in Lancashire, served as a Scots guard in the British Army from 2011 to 2015”.

    “His passion to support freedom and assist others with his skills led him to leave the UK and travel to the Ukraine in early October 2022,”



    • MarkyMark says:

      Is it legal for UK citizens to fight in Ukraine?
      If you travel to Ukraine to fight, or to assist others engaged in the war, your activities may amount to offences under UK legislation and you could be prosecuted on your return to the UK. British nationals fighting in Ukraine have been killed or captured.

      Safety and security – Ukraine travel advice – GOV.UK


      • JohnC says:

        Considering only 40 out of 400 returning ISIS soldiers have been prosecuted (they let the others go because they ‘presented little risk’!), I doubt anyone will be charged for fighting in Ukraine.

        On the contrary : this is how we fight wars without being officially involved. Syria was full of mercenaries on the payroll of the USA DOD and I’m quite sure Ukraine is as well.


  5. Philip_2 says:

    “… we shall make the West so corrupt, it stinks.”  (Willi Münzenberg)

    I received this (newsletter below), this morning. We are in the last race for our lives. Our children taken with the most destructive ideas in our generation, certainly the left are now at the very edge of power without any constraint. Conservatism has almost collapsed, its is identical to ‘Socialism ‘at its worst form is now commonplace and practiced by those who falsely claim to be Conservatives.

    Media indoctrination is in every public place. BBC promotes a progressive form of Socialism, the end of the family and the nation state. The EU is full of them.

    “It would appear that this prediction by Willi Münzenberg, German communist and one of the founders of the now infamous Frankfurt School, is reaching fulfillment.  
    To take a recent example, according to a recent report in The Times, most schools, including some leading independent schools such as Wellington and Brighton College, have now adopted gender-neutral uniform policies.  The aim, it is claimed, is to allow children to wear clothes that “most reflect their self-identified gender” (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/skirting-the-issue-school-uniform-names-go-gender-neutral-pmkbqp7tw).
    How thoughtful, I hear you say – but what’s Willi Münzenberg got to do with this?  The answer is simple – if, to many, unpalatable.  Normalising and promoting gender choice for vulnerable children, by definition exploring who and what they are and their place in the world, can only heighten their confusion and further intensify the climate of moral ambivalence that has been steadily growing in the West.  An ambivalence that is direct result of the focused attack on our civilisation, first orchestrated by Bolshevik intellectuals in the early part of the last century, as they attempted to impose Communism across Europe and the wider world.  
    Let’s be honest, such a policy has nothing to do with child safeguarding and protection.  Rather, it is the promotion and normalisation within society of adult sexual preferences and orientations by LGBTQ activists – which behaviours were, until very recently, labelled perversion.  In short, what we are seeing is the latest manifestation of a covert endeavour to bring about regime change, on this occasion through the manipulation of children.  Who lack the necessary intellectual and emotional development both to assess the validity of what they are being taught and to defend themselves.
    But back to the Frankfurt School, because the policies put forward then are directly relevant to the situation with which we find ourselves faced today.  In the immediate aftermath of the 1917 revolution in Russia, the Bolsheviks had confidently expected that Communism would spread throughout the rest of Europe.  But, to their shock, this didn’t happen, so Lenin, by that point firmly established as the head of government, set up what was called an Institute of Social Research to find out why.   
    Comprised of Marxist intellectuals, the group rapidly identified as the main problem the Judaeo-Christian legacy, which they said was underpinning Western Society, giving not just structure and form, but hope and purpose to ‘the common man’.   To pave the way for global Socialist revolution, therefore, they devised a complex psychological strategy aimed at bringing about complete destruction of the values and institutions on which Western society rested, targeting specifically the family, which they saw as one of the main building blocks for society … and religion.  
    It was a strategy specifically designed to produce mass hopelessness and alienation, destroying faith in God and any idea of transcendent purpose that might provide some sort of unifying force for society as a whole.  Their ideas, however, didn’t find universal approbation and Stalin, when he came to power, expelled the group for being too extreme.  Hence the groups removal in 1923 to Frankfurt … where they continued their diabolical work.  As part of this, and in order to facilitate social psychosis and enable control, they advocated such things as the teaching of sex and homosexuality to children; mass provision of contraceptives to school children; breakdown and destabilisation of the family; promotion of mass immigration to destroy national identity; control and manipulation of the media; destabilisation of the legal system; and the dependency of all individuals on the state.  All of which they aimed to bring about by the exploitation of what Lenin had previously branded ‘useful idiots’ – influential people susceptible to persuasion, who would be encouraged to endlessly question the system and, on the back of that, promote ideas that would foment chaos and ultimate collapse.
    There are many such ‘useful idiots’ today, and none more so perhaps than those calling for the normalisation and promotion of gender choice for children.  We are seeing, in fact, a deliberate attempt to undermine our culture, and it is dangerous.  Not just to children, who are the immediate victims, but to all of us.  
    Most people know intuitively the extreme peril of promoting such ideas – most parents indeed feel anger at what they recognise to be the attempted exploitation and indoctrination of their children.   But it is not enough just to recognise the problem. We must act now, and speak out to stem the decline.  
    It is time for all of us to wake up and reject this covert and insidious manipulation of the nation’s young by those who seek to sow subversion and destroy society as we know it, in order to substitute and establish their own regime.”

    This extract is in full.

    Voice For Justice, is a group I believe in, have faith in and yet, its quite possible that the Church itself (NotCofE) will be banned as a ‘hate’ crime’under Labour who can no longer tell us what a Woman is, or was. Therefore no parents, no children, only conformity model citizens. God help us all if it all comes to pass. That and net zero.

    The BBC actually sponsor those that want to change gender. Its all paid for out of the TV license. Children are next. Universities have been purged and schools are next for indoctrination. There is no religon taught in schools. It was banned when Labour were last in power in all state schools. Private schools are now being turned as an aspiration to get any funding via ESG (another socialist invention, ‘ESG’ linked to net zero. diversity and inclusion of socialist thinking). Banks have been infected with the cause. Farage fighting his own banks ‘closure’, is a small success in a sea of bank ESG socialism. A fake Tv social licensee granted by the left as business ‘rewards’ for observance.

    It makes the small boats seem insignificant. An invitation to help destroy what is left of the nation.


    • maxincony says:


      We are in the last race for our lives. Our children taken with the most destructive ideas in our generation, certainly the left are now at the very edge of power without any constraint.

      Or, in other words…

      “Girls allowed to wear trousers in School.”


      • JohnC says:

        As the socialist Left gain more and more power, their rules and punishments for those who do not conform are becoming more and more extreme.

        Ring any bells maxi ?. Haven’t we been down this road before ?.


      • G says:

        Now where did I put that fly-spray?………..


      • taffman says:

        For what purpose do you post here ?
        Do you get a free TV Licence ?


        • JohnC says:

          taff, his motivation to post here is the same as what motives all Leftists:

          Hatred of the Right.

          He has no interest in truth or the content of our posts whatsoever. He wants to vent his spite.

          I am convinced that these people are so shallow and self-obsessed about their own mental superiority to everybody else, they don’t even realise.


      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        Or in your case, ‘Boys allowed to wear skirts in School’


      • MarkyMark says:

        “now at the very edge of power without any constraint” – Starmer men can have a cervix.


      • taffman says:

        maxi has one supporter ?


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Taffman, surely that should read “Maxi has one supporter?!!!”, for some reason Brian Blessed’s “Gordon’s Alive?!!!!” from Flash Gordon springs to mind.

          Personally, I suspect someone clicked on the thumbs up thinking it was a thumbs down, a little too much of the happy juice perhaps? But, maybe they just appreciate the wonderfully dry, satirical humour he/she/shete brings to the site?


      • Lefty Wright says:

        Oh come on Max. As much as I support your right to post here we both know that schoolgirls have been wearing trousers in school for many years and that’s fine but the idea of boys wearing dresses to school is as daft as the idea that a boy has a right to join the Girl Guides, all be it wearing a mini skirt. As far as I am aware – which is admittedly not far because I haven’t tested the option- the Girl Guide movement will not accept a man as a Girl Guide leader which, given our understanding of basic human nature makes perfectly good sense. However, I guess that depends on ones interpretation of “good sense.” in the 1940s & 1950s I attended a mixed school where we learned together but played apart and it worked.
        Socialism is on the wrong side of human nature and I strongly suspect that you know that and your main aim is to destroy Capitalism. If and when you succeed you will regret your loss of personal freedom.


  6. Deborah says:

    I was going to write this evening about the government figures on Covid. The up to date figures for new cases had dropped, which with the stories appearing in the press about the new variant hadn’t been expected. I accept most people probably are not reporting cases but I went to the government site this evening, to be able to quote the figures. The graph has changed and dropping cases has become a near vertical increase. This explanation was given.

    To resolve the issues with England cases, the dashboard has been refreshed today to bring the metrics up-to-date. These metrics were not updated yesterday due to technical error. This unscheduled update is to ensure that the latest data are available.

    So sorry folks, Covid cases are increasing rapidly.


    I don’t think I believe either set of figures nor the reason for the amendments. The new figures would justify the autumn booster programme.


  7. Thoughtful says:

    Here is article astonishing in two ways. One for the data it conveys and two for the way the Democrat supporting CNBC seek desperately to pay down and minimise the deliterious effects of Democrat policies on the retail sector.


    Most of the figures here are eye popping, and are only for a quarter, not a full year, the worst being the retail store ‘Lowes’ who are losing close to $1 Billion due to theft

    Target are not far behind at $800 million pa

    But as you read this note the desperate attempt to play it all down and suggest it has little to do with policies turning a blind eye to open theft.


  8. Guest Who says:

    Vile, of course, has weighed in as only he can.


    Went… poorly.

    He really has no clue when to zip it.


  9. vlad says:

    Dear, dear, dear. Marianna Spring, fact-checker extraordinaire, caught telling porkies on her CV.

    BBC Verify’s Marianna Spring LIED On Her CV.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Lay low – pop up after two months – all is forgiven.


    • Sluff says:

      Wouldn’t it be fun to know whether the BBC knew this about her……but then appointed her anyway as the Factchecker Witchfinder General !!


  10. Kaiser says:

    oh look over there concrete

    having spent half my schools days in old prefabs

    and seen million of kids off school for two years

    I wonder why the fuss about a few thousand affected by crappy concrete

    after all theyve know about this stuff for decades , why the fuss now.

    dont look over here


    just 19 mp’s dont think this is a good idea


  11. Kaiser says:

    oh look over there concrete

    having spent half my schools days in old prefabs

    and seen million of kids off school for two years

    I wonder why the fuss about a few thousand affected by crappy concrete

    after all theyve know about this stuff for decades

    dont look over here


    just 19 mp’s dont think this is a good idea


  12. maxincony says:


    Impartial Mariana applied to work for the REMAINIAC newspaper the New European, editor Alastair Campbell

    The job she applied for was for the US-based news site “Coda Story”; but instead you made up a completely fictitious story that she applied for a job at “The New European”.

    Caught out lying once again Stew…


    • JohnC says:

      Well, the report of her LYING when applying for a job was reported in The New European maxi. Easy to confuse if you are skipping from article to article to cross-reference and uncover the dirty tricks and lies of the BBC.

      The BBC ‘disinformation officer’ LYING to get a job is the real story here. Did that go over your head ?. She’s a troll like you : she creates fake accounts then tries to bait others to respond.

      Will this LIAR resign maxi ?. Or will the BBC just keep her in a low profile for a bit – and maybe focus on this ridiculous 60-strong ‘BBC Verify Team’ who spend all day searching the internet to tell us they have selectively ‘verified’ things we already knew or are of no consequence.

      When making comments like that, it is proper to reply to the original so we can see it in it’s proper context. Your trick of hiding the original context is dirty and shows your ethics for what they are.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Maxi, there is making a mistake and there is lying. I am sure you can appreciate the difference.


    • StewGreen says:

      Maxi your tactic as usual is Misrepresentation, there was no LIE on my part
      I am happy to be corrected as new info came out,
      I took the story from the way it was told on TalkTV
      The TalkTV guy said the story broke in the New European
      it appeared to be a manager saying Mariana had applied to work from her
      So the TalkTV guy seemed to be saying Mariana had applied to work for the New European


      • Mrs Kitty says:

        I always find it best to just scroll on by and never feed trolls 🧌 they’re like narcissists and grow bigger once fed.


        • Guest Who says:

          Aw, c’mon… it’s good value.

          Every outing digs a bigger hole for the bbc.

          Like Vile, only less self aware.

          The key issue missed is that the home of Mad Al dropped a Beeboid propagandist right in it, no doubt hours before his latest invite into a studio.

          Watching one’s back constantly might be good training for winding the neck in.


        • Dickie says:

          Maxi fell out of his Petrie dish again😂😂😂


          • taffman says:

            The BBC is not happy with him , perhaps he has been neglecting his work with them during his student furlough ? Whatever , we have seen less of him of late ?


    • Up2snuff says:

      But you’ve been caught out, maxi, not replying to a post by Stew at all. Too much of the ‘happy juice’ was it before leaving your mates in a theatreland pub?


  13. Eddy Booth says:

    “Ukraine condemns ‘sham’ elections in Russian-occupied regions”
    ‘People living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine are being asked to vote in what the authorities are describing as local elections.”Under the eyes of armed soldiers
    Images shared by Russia’s election commission provide an almost surreal glimpse into the polling stations.”

    Well, American YouTuber journalist Patrick Lancaster is right there, everything looks fine to me.
    The people seem happy and friendly too, not stressed out like in many parts of UK.
    I like the lady observer in pink at 13 38😃


    • G says:


      “Sham elections” now par for the course. I wonder what the current Communist / Marxist Government has got in store for us next year.

      Couldn’t care less. I will be spoiling my ballot.


      • Dickie says:

        Sham elections like the one held in the United Banana States of America in 2020.


      • Doublethinker says:

        I’m not spoiling mine because it is easier for ‘them’ to ignore it. I’m casting my vote for either the furthest right candidate on the ballot or if there isn’t one for an independent. Only if there isn’t anyone in either of the above categories will I ‘vote’ for None of the above.


        • G says:

          Apparently, the ‘Spoilt’ have to be counted and announced alongside the candidates supporting numbers.


  14. popeye says:

    Had tea at daughter’s yesterday and they had BBC Look South (?) on showing an item about driving tests. I haven’t watched TV for ages but it came as no surprise that they showed a coloured guy celebrating his pass and a white man bemoaning a fail.

    And that’s why I don’t watch TV!


  15. StewGreen says:

    The BBC does Global Warming scare porn
    that’s its culture.
    So Friday it had a dramatic story
    UK’s long-lasting snow patch melts away

    Back on 8th October 2022 : Scotland ‘snow-free’ as Sphinx patch melts again
    both quote Iain Cameron

    I notice two things
    #1 After one low where the patch is zero, it’s not a surprise a patch decays to zero the next year
    cos it’s starting from a low base.
    Eventually you’ll get a cold year and patch build up.

    #2 In the 2022 photo Iain Cameron is show with a 3 ft long chunk in his hand.
    Well if he is handling the patch in such a way
    it’s no surprise it melts more than it would have .


  16. StewGreen says:

    new BBC story : UK Heatwave: Tackling myths around darker skin and SPF

    A story that combines 2 BBC special interests Non-whites and hot weather

    It’s not even a new story, but rather a repromotion of their story from one month ago
    It’s a Newbeat story redated as Sept 4th

    It quotes an influencer
    “The 27-year-old influencer feels it was due to “the lack of education and knowledge around the importance of SPF.”
    Her face in the photo is obviously on the lightest shade of brown


  17. Guest Who says:

    Yesterday the glories of cubicle gardeners in western politics and media was again highlighted.

    Seems, as ever, the wicked skills of Springster in muddying waters might be required.


    Or brown American Mehdi. Always reliable.


  18. Doublethinker says:

    I must be an optimistic mood , highly unusual , but I just get the sense from the number of anti man made climate change articles creeping in to the likes of the Telegraph and Spectator that there is growing resistance to the hyperglobalist climate catastrophe narrative.
    Perhaps at last parts of the establishment are realising that the public will not put with being taxed and punished on the alter of climate change even if they believe it might be real. Once the truth comes out that it is at best grossly exaggerated and at worst a total scam they are going to get seriously annoyed and rebellious.

    At that point the mood of rebellion must be captured and turned onto rolling back all the other hoaxes , scams and suicidal policies which have been foisted on the West over the past thirty years.

    The hyperglobalist establishment are going to have a hard time keeping the lid on things. Already they are preparing ‘the law’ to enable them to jail leaders and trouble makers eg On Line Harms Bill, Energy bill. It will be scary but interesting to see how far they will go to protect their elite position. The confrontation between the people and the establishment is not far away.


    • Guest Who says:

      The public is not daft. And propaganda as poorly deployed as it is by the establishment is bound to backfire.

      People still can see when things do not add up, and can grasp nuances even in triage, even when politicians and media can only deal in green and gammon.

      The UK’s GHGs vs. China. Emissions creating programmes between the two. 1/2 a mill to a shadow min from the same party as a year long missing MP. Ed. And common sense… how is crushing economies and knocking back to the Stone Age going to help cope with the predicted consequences?



      And in a cost of living crisis, and climate crisis, when it gets sunny why does half the country pack its vapes and head to Luton to go somewhere hotter?


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    Say no to permanent solutions for temporary problems and it’s not the end of the world edition

    Indian high commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami has told a British radio station that India is categorically “not asking for more visas” in the UK-India trade deal, and that what it wants is easier intra-company transfers and portable pensions so that those who contribute in the UK can repatriate pensions to India rather than leave them behind (The Times of India)

    Meanwhile: Hunt ‘planning real terms cut to benefits’ (Telegraph)

    There is a feeling abroad (meaning a feeling held by many Britons) that this country has become rather overcrowded.

    To borrow from Francis Urquhart the anti-hero of the political thriller House of Cards: “You might very well think that; but our mainstream media couldn’t possibly comment”

    Yet consider the tenor of phrasing used to tempt us to take a holiday: Stretch out summer perfect crowd-free beaches (Telegraph); The joy of interrailing alone (Guardian)

    Wishy-washy Rishi Sunak’s spin team will be whooping with delight this morning as seat-warmer for Starmer and regional district manager of his failing ‘economic zone‘ we call Britain makes the frontpage of the Guardian with a reasonably luke-warm positive write-up: Modi mission for PM Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, meet schoolchildren in Dehli yesterday before a G20 summit the PM hopes will pave the way for a trade deal with India (Guardian)

    Ah, that nice write-up from the Gruan or indeed from the BBC – that’s catnip for our wet liberal Tories

    By the way, how’s the state of the concrete in the schools out there, Rishi?

    Builders van spotted in west London (allegedly) : “Patel Brothers. You’ve tried the cowboys, now try the Indians”

    Katy Balls Sunak thinks he can win. His problem? Tory MPs have accepted defeat (‘i’)

    As the Times tacks left, I’m getting a tad concerned for the Guardian’s leftist creditials – this morning that hallowed voice of the left does its bit for Big Pharma – all to be paid for by the NHS, obviously: MPs tell Sunak to widen access to Covid jabs… call for over-50s to get vaccine amid concerns over new Pirola varient

    Pirola…? More like Payola…

    Payola is the secret or indirect payment (for instance to a disc jockey or radio station) to play and promote a song without disclosing the payment (Thank you Wiki and Merriam-Webster)

    Merriam-Webster gives “vaccine” a new definition (Language Log, April 2021) – although this claim is hotly contested by our so-called fact checkers:

    The Meaning of Vaccine Is the Same as It Was in 1796, Regardless of Online Conspiracy Theories (History of Vaccines, October 2021);

    Fact check: Missing context in claim that Merriam-Webster changed ‘vaccine’ definition (US Today, November 2021) – so just to be clear there was… but there wasn’t…. a dictionary redefinition…?

    One can’t help but recall here the wisdom of our Vicky Pollard: “No but yeah, but no but yeah but no but yeah but no because I’m not even going on the pill because Nadine reckons they stop you from getting pregnant”

    Speaking of which – is there nothing they now claim computers can’t do better than us men can do? AI raises chance of IVF success (Times)

    Despite: Merriam-Webster revised its “vaccine” definition to replace “immunity” with “immune response.” The change also addresses the new technology of mRNA vaccines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic… The company told USA TODAY the goal was to be scientifically accurate about how vaccines work, not to question their effectiveness. (US Today, November 2021) – so that’s all ok then.

    One thing is certain: ‘Vaccine’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year 2021, Here’s How They Updated Their Definition… the new wording “stimulate the body’s immune response” is probably a more accurate way of describing what vaccines in general are supposed to do than the previous wording “increase immunity.” (Forbes) – probably.

    My bromance with Elton by Bernie Taupin (Times)

    The Labour-curious Times – we could now be nearing the time the Times comes properly out of the closet just like our Elton John and tells the world it loves Starmer – today it promotes: How Carol Vorderman got political Interview by Deborah Ross (Times)

    What’s going on with Carol Vorderman? It seems that Labour have a secret weapon… For months now, Carol Vorderman has been on a one-woman war against the Tories, taking to Twitter to decry the incumbent government. The former Countdown star is a devotee of the all caps tweet… Her online crusade has also been conducted in the TV studios, including an earnest speech about Rishi Sunak’s financial investments on ITV’s This Morning, to the bemusement of fellow guests Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary. (Steerpike gossiping in The Spectator, April 2023)

    His nudes leaked

    Our Carol may be a sexagenarian celebrity (Steerpike) whereas: Sextortion on Snapchat is not the end of my world, says victim… Nathan McErlean was left with an ultimatum last year, either pay thousands or have his nudes leaked… He became a victim of sextortion, a form of blackmail where people are persuaded to send intimate images of themselves, usually to people online, which criminals then threaten to share. Nathan decided to speak out to tell others who might find themselves in a similar situation that “it’s not the end of the world” – our BBC there perhaps smoothing the path, putting out the welcome mat for a Huw Edwards return?

    “The safest thing to do is just not send it but if you do just keep calm,” said the 25-year-old postman. (BBC)

    Royal Mail hopes to end Saturday letter deliveries as watchdog seeks evidence. Ofcom consults on universal service obligation, which requires deliveries to all UK addresses six days a week (the process-obsessed Guardian there that appears not to care whether or not we receive our post so long as smoe legalistic guidelines are followed to the letter, so to speak)

    Nathan’s feelings about his sextorters are clear. “They’re the lowest of the low… His advice to others is to stay calm and not do “anything drastic. It’s not the end of the world and it’s definitely not worth taking your life over,” he said. “That’s like a permanent solution for a temporary problem.” (BBC)


    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, I’m amused by the Daily Mirror front page where just under the masthead, they are offering a free membership to Slimming World with a photograph of three people about to stuff their faces in a table with plates full of food. If that is Slimming World cuisine bought at a supermarket then it is more evidence that ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ is a mere political construct by the BBC and their Labour Party paymasters.


  20. G says:

    I must prepare for next week, temperature wise. Pull out the overcoat.

    Today, Saturday for my location in Wales it is forecast to reach a dizzy 27 C and then decline uniformly starting tomorrow at 23C, thereafter days, 20, 17, 18(?), 17, 16.

    I am so grateful for the Met Office confirming a significant drop in temperatures next week. But, what’s this? BBC headline: “After weeks of mixed weather, it’s getting a lot warmer in the UK this week. The BBC’s Helen Willetts explains exactly how hot it’s going to get”. I’m confused Helen. Right now I’m in that dark red/brown band you people love to use now for effect. And it is ready to reach the highest ‘SPOT’ temperature recorded in September. I say ‘SPOT’ because they dare not give the average temperature for September so far which would (and for previous months) reveal their deceit. But everything else is based around averages. All to comply with the ‘End of the World’ narrative. However they forecast the ‘End of the World’ scenario beats me.



    • Up2snuff says:

      Helen Willetts is not a Beeboid, she’s Met Office and the Met Office are now all Climate Cultists to a man or woman if you are a two gender person and not signed up to the ’96 genders’ thing.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      I think the averages are highest spot temperatures compared anyway.
      They’re very economical in explaining their methodology .
      Whatever it is, it allows them to announce results well in advance of the end of period.
      As we’re in the Met department’s autumn already, I’m guessing this heat wave will skew the figures, ready for a warmest autumn ever announcement in a few weeks.


      • Up2snuff says:

        G and Eddy, I seem to recall ‘Indian Summers’ from my childhood. Had a school caretaker in Secondary School who irrespective of the temperature indoors and outdoors, would always put the school heating on on 1st October. It then became and endurance test in a warm sunny classroom to stay awake.

        Sympathetic teachers who had no blackboard requirement for their lesson would see the sunshine outdoors and take the class out into the grounds for the lesson. We had some large oak and horse chestnut trees in the grounds and the shade they provided was wonderful.


        • digg says:

          Up2, I recall my mum always taking me, my two brothers and my sister away for a week in North Wales first week of September in the 1960’s as caravan hire costs were lower than peak season.

          I also remember it was rare that we didn’t end up burnt to crisps on the beach as we fooled about in the waves! Even to the extent of having blisters across our shoulders!

          Short memories at the BBC and Met office methinks!


          • Up2snuff says:

            digg, quite right total climate culting at the Met Office and the BBC as well: eg, Matt McGrath. The late Philip Eden (have I got the name right?) was a stand out at the Met Office and I don’t think he would have got any air-time on BBC R4.


  21. taffman says:

    “Actor David Harewood has said the government should “100%” apologise for Britain’s role in the slave trade.

    How about praising the Government for its role in abolishing slavery throughout the the world – sadly, now being brought back by the third world?

    How about praising all the British sailors and soldiers that lost their lives in fighting the slave traders and the countries that practised it

    How about the chieftains of the African tribes apologising “100%” for selling off all their people into slavery ?

    How about transferring all descendants of slaves back to their homeland from whence they came from ?

    How about the present government “growing a pair” by starting to defend our borders, history and culture?

    Our government is a ‘stage’ full of highly paid actors’ .


    • moggie63 says:

      They’re not even good actors.


    • taffman says:

      “A portrait of David Harewood has been unveiled in the drawing room at Harewood House near Leeds”

      A nice portrait – Narcissism, or PR for because he is looking for an other acting role?


    • TrickCyclist says:

      A horrendous actor who has appeared in some equally horrendous TV programmes.
      He showed up in the third season of the BBC’s wretched Robin Hood series in the 2000s, as Friar Tuck. This exercise in BBC box-checking prompted Sun TV critic Ally Ross to label him ‘Friar Tick.’


  22. BRISSLES says:

    How about an apology for the descendents of Roarkes Drift where 4,000 Zulus disembowelled a small British regiment of soldiers. We can all.play that game David. Stick to acting – it’s usually President of the US isn’t it ?


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      No, no, Bris! The plucky, but vastly outnumbered Brits survived Rorke’s Drift, as you can witness in the, not very historically accurate, but generally rather excellent, ‘Zulu’ with a young Michael Caine.

      It was the proceeding Battle of Isandlwana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Isandlwana) you’re thinking of – and that had something like 2,000 Brits, South Africans etc… massacred by some 20-30,000 Zulus.

      Reparations are required though, I agree, think of the harm to our national pride and self esteem! Come to think of it, you’re probably right about Rorke’s Drift too, think of the PTSD the survivors must have suffered afterwards, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was so bad, it has become hereditary!

      Why aren’t the wokies demanding a white actor play Nelson Mandela? That’s what I want to know.


  23. Guest Who says:


    At least Carole Vorderman looks less inflated there.


  24. tomo says:




  25. tomo says:

    The Hawaii fires would one might have thought attracted the carrion of the news media, keen to spend several weeks sunning themselves by the pool and necking exotic cocktails in nice hotels well away from the smell of the fire (and the office where they might be asked to do some work) .

    I might just have to sub to Spotify.

    Has anybody definitively figured out why WordPress Twitter embeds are so temperamental?



  26. Eddy Booth says:

    ”British man fighting in Ukraine found dead – BBC News”

    Mercenary Jordan Chadwick getting his BBC YouTube memorial video,
    Hushed tones from news reader..
    Comments not going too well in his support,
    But fair play I guess for having the comments turned on.


  27. tomo says:




    • MarkyMark says:

      “lawfully sacked for writing tweets which criticised government policies.” {bbc.co.uk aug2019} – the death of freedom of speech.

      1765 …. **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one ’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.** They may use a pen or their voice, and should not be prevented from writing any more than speaking …That is the law in England, a monarchical country, where people are freer than elsewhere because they are more enlightened. – Voltaire, Republican Ideas, 1765

      2019 …Australia’s highest court has made a landmark ruling that a public servant was lawfully sacked for writing tweets which criticised government policies. The court rejected her claim that she had been denied a right to free speech. – Australia, 2019

      1765 … **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.**

      2019 … ** a public servant was lawfully sacked for writing tweets which criticised government policies.**



      • Northern Voter says:

        Holidaying in Crete at the moment, overcast skies with rain in the offing, anyway, this concrete malarkey, everywhere I look here there concrete acrumbling and nobody seems to give a flying feck.
        David Harewood, I 100 % apologise for you being a bigoted black person, there I’ve said I’m sorry, now shut up.


    • Richard Pinder says:



  28. Guest Who says:

    I am going to the pub, and might be some time.

    In other news…



  29. BRISSLES says:

    I wish the news outlets would stop the endless updates about that bloody escapee/now recaptured soldier kid. Personally I couldn’t give a fig whether he’s on a boat to Iran or being captured in Chiswick. Not interested.


    • JohnC says:

      I’m mystified why he was Britains most wanted man. In the scheme of the basdMuslim’s we have here, he seems pretty harmless. Just a clueless, brainwashed young man as far as I can tell.

      I can only assume he is a diversion from things like Ukraine.


      • Dickie says:

        Or some other piece of nefarious legislation this WEF globalist shyster government is about to foist on us.


  30. harry142857 says:

    Is Khan influencing the selection of committee members who will be reviewing the behaviour of the Metropolitan Police, of whom he is the commissioner?


  31. Dickie says:


    • JohnC says:

      I can easily imagine a future where this Russian war of attrition weakens the Ukrainain army to such an extent that the Russians start to make big advances of their own. And in retrospect, the analysis will be that negotiations for an end to the conflict should start about now.

      But the Americans will not be too happy about that so it won’t happen as they are funding everything – their main purpose of this conflict is to bleed Russia as much as possible. They directly admitted this as the big benefit of the war the other day. It will take decades for Russia to replace the hundreds of thousands of young men they have lost.

      And that is all to help the ultimate conflict the USA believe is coming : war with China. The USA know they cannot win it if they are taking on Russia as well.

      Of course you may think that war with China is just ‘in my head’. And you would be entitled to your opinion. But it doesn’t change the facts.


      ‘Is China really on the verge of invading the island of Taiwan, as so many top American officials seem to believe?’

      The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

      ‘Based on the current trajectory, war between the United States and China in the decades ahead is not just possible, but much more likely than recognized at the moment. Indeed, judging by the historical record, war is more likely than not.’


  32. atlas_shrugged says:

    The Mrs was driving listening to BBC Radio4 wimmins hour today and reported that there was an MP called Fletcher on who was campaigning for a Minister for Men.

    What was extraordinary was that wimmins hour allowed him to talk about mens issues such as homelessness, poor exam results, or suicide.


  33. tomo says:



  34. Philip_2 says:

    Met Office will no doubt report the hottest day on record and the BBC will predict its global warming again, and the planet is doomed. There is enough evidence now to prove, that they were wrong , are wrong and even they (BBC) must know they are wrong on just about everything they have ever predicted ‘parrot fashion’ from Green climate loonies. That and stupidity is infectious on the fringe of politics.

    More evidence against the net zero nonsense was signed by 1600 Scientists in August is below.

    There is no climate emergency!
    “Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures”. (53 page declaration doc in PDF)

    Click to access WCD-version-081423.pdf


  35. tomo says:



  36. Zelazek says:

    Too many EU flags at the last night of the Proms.

    Seems like the typical Promenader is an upper class remoaner.

    Not my kind of patriot.


    • JohnC says:


      ‘The tradition has continued ever since with flags being handed out in 2018. In 2018 we gave away 20,000 EU flags at the Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park and the Hall. In 2019 we gave away 40,000 and did so in London, Glasgow, Swansea and Northern Ireland. This is the first time we have done all the events.’

      All clearly with the blessing of the BBC.

      They will never stop. About as ‘Impartial and unbiased’ as asking a black person if they they think they should get some money because of slavery.


    • Non Snowflake says:

      What was most telling was when the conductor said that this was the Last Night Of The BBC Proms.

      And there we have the main issue. This was a LNOTP done BBC-style:- a disgusting number of EU flags and hats, a conductor who just couldn’t wait to give us a lesbian lecture about equality and diversity, a “Land of hope and glory” that was a bit subdued to say the least, and of course 3 women presenters including another dyke in the shape of Sandi Toksvig.

      Utterly appalling all round. And there was an almost complete absence of BAME’s in the crowd, so expect any day now a rant from someone about how Last Night Of The Proms is racist.


      • Deborah says:

        I used to have a season ticket for the proms, many moons ago. The Last Night was an end of term party for us with those who had won seats in the ballot merely lookers on. The conductor for the Last Night (always a man but we never thought anything of it) addressed the prommers. There were no political point scoring, just in jokes appreciated by those who had been there every night. In those days the music was ‘proper’ too. There was no Dr Who night, or black Caribbean, or whatever other stupid idea the BBC had. I have to admit there was still too many world premiers and whoever thought mixing Mozart with Berg should have been shot.

        I might add singing Land of Hope and Glory after winning down in the Falklands was sung with real passion and pride.

        This year? I wouldn’t know. I couldn’t face watching.


  37. Philip_2 says:

    Just watching (again). Two years old and still topical.
    Heresies Ep. 5: BBC Bias Exposed – An Insider’s Story


  38. Thoughtful says:

    What an appalling diatribe of far left hate the feminazi conductress of last night of the Proms delivered as her speech.
    I was sickened as she used her platform to deliver a pro feminist manifesto. It was truly awful and spoiled what could have been a decent nights entertainment.


  39. Jeff says:

    Oh Gawd, I was enjoying Last Night of the Proms…

    Okay, the EU flags and silly hats worn by posh ponces is irritating, but I’ve got used to seeing these silly twats year after year.

    It was the dike conductor’s speech that royally got my goat. All we really want to hear is that you’ve enjoyed it, thank the musicians, the crowd, the promenaders, your mum and piss off. But no…

    Of course, what we got was a full-on feminist rant about equality, the pay gap, how women won’t reach wage parity until…and then I turned the sound off until the national anthem.

    I suppose we should be grateful she didn’t give us a blast about BLM and the “climate catastrophe”.

    Okay, rant over…


    • Sluff says:

      Was the feminist rant you mention on top of the BBC presenter and pundits-all female. The gorgeous Katie Derham, who actually knows her stuff, I can accept. Sandi Toksvig….errrr….why?

      Not to mention the female composer present and female singer soloist.

      Anyone would think there was a BBC agenda playing out but I’m sure it was purely co-incidental.

      Almost as purely co-incidental as the absurd number of EU flags, which seemed to exceed the UK flags.


    • DYKEVISIONS says:

      ‘Hundreds of flags waved in time to Rule, Britannia! and Pomp and Circumstance – with South Africa, Ireland, the USA, Norway, the EU and dozens of other nations represented.’

      ‘The nation of the EU’ ?? ! with it’s own army, etc; it’s all there on Al Beeb’s front page, so it must be true.


    • Kinell says:

      As one of the few Cockneys left in London, we would call the conductor a mountain bike.


      • Jeff says:

        Thanks, Kinell, as an “escapee” from the Smoke, I should know that one.

        Cheers, I’ve written it down for future reference…


  40. Sluff says:

    In the last year, wind power produced about 30% of our electricity. It also gets first dibs. So when it’s very windy, they switch off the gas powered power stations.
    At the time of writing wind is generating 7%. And, it being 10 pm on a weekend, demand is fairly low. So even this figure exceeds the current likely short-term max. capability.

    I’m still waiting for the government, or Labour, or the eco-loonies to explain how we will keep the lights on when we can’t burn gas, it isn’t windy, and it’s dark, and new nuclear is yet to be built. And we just absolutely know the BBC will have its head firmly buried in the sand.


    • tomo says:

      “And we just absolutely know the BBC will have its head firmly buried in the sand.”

      No it won’t – the swines will blame *you* for the power cuts.

      When it’s very windy the turbines are TURNED OFF

      Just look at the utterly moronically mendacious spewings of successive BBC correspondents on the topic.

      No pushback allowed .


    • taffman says:

      We are being driven into a new Dark Age by the Tory Government.


  41. taffman says:

    How much of our money is the Conservative Government throwing at India and at the effort to stop the so called global warming ?
    Conservative Government my @rse!
    Richi will be waving the EU flag at the proms next?


  42. taffman says:

    “UK rejoins EU science research scheme Horizon”

    Here we go ! Are we being betrayed?
    The Battle of Britain begins once more.


  43. atlas_shrugged says:

    This is outrageous. I don’t see one single pink haired tranny or blue haired social worker in this construction project. Think how much more impowered this project would be with a few 27 stone feminists onboard. Come on bBC time to shame companies like this which are achieving great feats of engineering:


    • taffman says:



    • JohnC says:

      I watched that video a couple of months ago and was transfixed from start to finish. What an amazing feat.

      Of course all the engineers doing it were hideously white.


      • G says:

        ‘Brought up’ early in life to the Proms, particularly Last Night. Just about the start of Covid I drifted away. Never to return. Ever.


      • G says:


        Same with the videos on NASA’s exploits. NASA could not function on the sham of erratically behaved black scientists.


  44. BRISSLES says:

    And STILL the news is dominated by this recaptured kid like a scab they keep scratching.


    • JohnC says:

      This ‘Britains most wanted terrorist’ is a 21 year old kid who got caught on a bike with a waitrose bag and a sleeping bag. He’s clearly not too bright.

      And look at this : did the Met really say that ?. It’s more like something from Monty Python:

      ‘The Met said he had been arrested on suspicion of being unlawfully at large and being an escaped prisoner.’

      Of course we are never told his motivating force is Islam. A whopping lie by omission. And he doesn’t look like the typical ISIS-type with a straggly beard – so maybe the BBC are just linking a whiteish face with the word terrorist.

      The bit we should be particularly concerned about though is this:

      ‘Mr Khalife was apprehended after spies from the UK’s new intelligence nerve centre, made up of agents from MI5, MI6, and specialist police, bugged the phones of people they believed were linked to him.’.
      A new government centre whose purpose is to spy on us.

      It’s another case of ‘Look – an elephant’. They are distracting us from other news for some reason : this is the latest of a series of non-stories.

      I wonder if it’s the G20 which has avoided blaming Russia for the war in Ukraine. Seems very likely the USA are preparing for a climb-down when they can’t pretend the offensive is still working after the billions of dollars they have given and it’s going to turn against them for the election next year.


    • G says:

      Brissles, at least it has replaced kissing Spaniards……..


  45. The Mouse says:


    Impressive stuff, but were they allowed to work from home and were there many strikes? How did the rock feel about being blown up? Also, there appeared to be a lack of mixed race couples sitting on settees. It all seems a bit far fetched to me.


  46. Guest Who says:



    Cannot wait to see what Toenails (yawn) and Meesh come up with.


  47. AsISeeIt says:

    The news from ahead of yesterday and old money news edition

    All that crying and whinging over presumptively collapsing British concrete suddenly tends to look a bit like what the kids tend to term a First World Problem: Moroccans sleep on streets after earthquake kills 2,000 – our BBC, by the way, either by luck or judgement, avoids the word collapse as a cause of death

    The foreign press don’t shy from that possible word association

    Morocco earthquake survivors saw houses crumble and neighbors fall… Everyone was screaming. Pushed up against each other, the neighbors moved toward a nearby square, where they hoped they’d be safe from collapsing buildings. (Washington Post)

    Fears for Marrakesh’s ancient structures after Morocco’s earthquake… The ancient city’s old town is reported to have been particularly affected with images emerging of collapsed buildings and rubble lying strewn along its narrow streets. (Al Jazeera)

    There’s sympathy for the dead and injured of course. We wish the survivors well rebuilding their lives and livelihoods, I’m sure.

    With that in mind, on reflection, has our BBC led the media pack to perhaps cry wolf somewhat?

    How Essex found itself at the heart of the school concrete crisis… Jodie, pictured with all her four children, now has to do three different school runs… Mother-of-four Jodie says she “can’t explain how stressful the situation has been” (BBC) – in line with the familiar BBC house-style, there’s no mention of a father, and as with a lot of the BBC’s cost of living crisis reporting – should the audience try to weigh up the relative difficulties of the family situation, we’re left to assume either vague notions of legal reporting restrictions or imaculate conception.

    Terror suspect laughed after arrest (Sunday Telegraph) – perhaps he saw the funny side

    A Nine Day’s Wonder Meaning… The idiom refers to something that attracts a lot of attention, interest, or fascination for a short period of time, but quickly loses its novelty and fades into obscurity. The phrase has its origins in English literature, with “nine days” signifying a brief span of time… It implies that the subject of attention lacks enduring significance or substance… (Aditi Gupta, Leverage Edu, ‘20,000+ students realised their study abroad dream with us’ Leverage Edu is an India based AI enabled marketplace that helps students with higher education and career guidance. The company is headquartered in New Delhi and has offices in Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. (Thank you Wiki))

    Speaking of which…

    The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty share a light moment ahead of yesterday’s G20 dinner in New Dehli (Telegraph)

    Marry, Date, Or Dump?

    This one’s strictly for the chaps hereabouts: Akshata Murty or Kate Middleton? Do you go for the big money or the old-money style?

    Kate: My love of wild swimming and ping pong drinking games (Mail on Sunday)

    And for balance – something for the ladies: Andrew Scott Fleabag’s hot priest (‘i’)

    Mr AsI tends regularly to submit several and various theses hereabouts – for instance: how Lockdown demoralised the workforce; how Rishi Sunak is the seat-warmer for Starmer – most recently Mr AsI shared the notion that the nation is feeling rather overcrowded, hemmed in, congested, bulging at the seams, full to the gunwales (do inflatable dinghies have gunwales? We’ll leave that question with our martime experts hereabouts), swarming, thronged, packed like sardines – and depite the efforts of apparently fatherless BBC female case studies – the statistics tell us it’s actually down to all this immigration. Hence the attraction of overseas holidays, as promoted in our media, tends to be not so much getting away from it all as getting away from the crowds – Far From The Madding Crowd as Thomas Hardy would have it.

    See what I mean…

    The joy of solitude The best solo travel trips plus celebrities on time alone (Observer) – of course our left-leaning press can’t be too explicit about who or what precisely we Britons all now desire to escape. And too much attention drawn toward our British desire for a fortnight away to sunnier climbs abroad would tend to detract from the whole global warming agenda.

    Hottest day of the year… and we’re not done yet… 32.2c That’s a sweltering 92F in old money (Daily Star Sunday) – if we don’t like that sort of thing then why suffer the slings and arrows of the airport to take a foriegn holiday?

    We have previously discussed how the hot weather needs must be a record of some sort for it to be justifiably newsworthy – beyond the jokey blokey tabloids.

    I’m wondering whether in certain circles there’s a hankering for the so-called old money version of the temperature? 92 sounds so much more impressive than 32.2 – plus there’s the exclamation mark ‘F’ for emphasis – eh, Gillian Keegan?

    Terror suspect pulled off bike on towpath (Observer) – watch out Jeremy Vine.

    But seriously: Spooks bugged phones to nail jailbreak ‘spy’ (Mail on Sunday)

    Track and trace, anyone? Remember folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory, if it’s true.

    In orchestral news: Last night of the Proms: Sweltering heat fails to dampen the audience’s spirits… The audience stomp, clap and wave flags of every denomination… (BBC) – denomination?

    “That would be an ecumenical matter” (Father Ted)

    The BBC’s motto, ‘Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation’, adopted in 1927, reflected the BBC’s ambition and purpose at that time (BBC) – and now it’s apparently changed to Denomiation shall speak unto Denomination

    So the audience were waving flags of ‘every demonination’ were they? There now feels to be something a little performative on the part of the modern Proms audience.

    Improptu reaction toward the impresario?

    Concerts: Do women bring extra panties to throw on stage? (Quora, ‘A place to share knowledge and better understand the world’)

    Oh well, it’s just a minor step up from: We’ve got free pants for you to wave at Tom Jones… Sir Tom Jones hits the Kingsholm stage for the second time in five years in just a few hours. Which means only one thing – knickers. Everywhere. It’s become a staple of his concerts that his female fanbase get so excited at his mere presence that they can’t help but hurl undergarments at him.
    But what if you’ve got really nice underwear you don’t really want to get rid of? We’ve knocked up our own, limited edition, Tom Jones pants for you to wave at the Welsh legend – just save down the image below and print it out and you’re away.
    (Gloucestershire Live, June 2017 – so I’m afraid you missed the concert – save down knickers still available – if you don’t want it out there don’t put it up there, as they say )


    • TrickCyclist says:

      A small correction to your otherwise excellent post: Fleabag’s hot priest, Andrew Scott, is not one for the ladies.


      • AsISeeIt says:

        Nice one Tricky…

        That’s my favourite line from one of my favourite movies…
        “My Favorite Year”