258 Responses to Start the Week 11th September 2023

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Three in a row! It is time for someone else to go for first spot and then try for three in a row. JohnC? Brissles? Lucy Pevensey? Deborah?

    Dharshini David presented TWotWeee today and made quite a good job of it. At least she was better than the Noxious Naughtie. The BBC are overmanned though and could shed a few thousand jobs and cut the Licence Fee (a.k.a. TellyTax) substantially. I wonder who will be on TOADY tomorrow?


    • Deborah says:

      Well the weather has broken where I am with some rain. I don’t think the UK hit the 34 degrees the Met Office was forecasting at the beginning of the week although we nearly did at some some UK airport.

      I am full of cold today……or is it? Do I just treat it as a summer cold rather than take a covid test? Hopefully it will have disappeared by tomorrow.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Summer cold Debs. Hot toddy, hot water bottle, warm jammies, on the other hand…… get well soon.


        • Deborah says:

          Thanks Brissels. I have needed the hot water bottle. Even though the weather has broken here things aren’t that cold. The hot toddy will have to wait until tomorrow.


  2. MarkyMark says:

    Be careful tonight! Or just enjoy the weather!

    This is the first in a series exploring the origins of common superstitions in the English speaking world, starting off with ‘bad luck comes in threes.’

    Finding the origins of ‘bad luck comes in threes’ proved difficult and perplexing. Isn’t three supposed to be good luck?


    • Banania says:

      It’s things that come in threes: e.g. I have just won the raffle, my cat had kittens and Uncle Bertie broke his ankle.


  3. MarkyMark says:

    2017 … Corruption at it’s best …

    “In 2004, she noticed that the beach near her house in Alibaug, near Mumbai, was shrinking. She heard trucks at night that she suspected were carting the sand away, and decided to take action. She called the police, took her car and drove to where the road ended at the beach.

    “Instead of rushing to the scene of the crime, the police warned [off] the illegal sand miners”, said Abdulali. As she waited in her car for the police to arrive, the men present at the mining site pulled her out and assaulted her. She survived the beatings, but needed to be hospitalised.

    As she was beaten, one of the miners asked: “Do you know who I am?” He was the son of a local politician, also the owner of a construction company.


    Theresa May, Former UK PM earned £1.86 million in her 2 years since leaving Downing Street, figures show

    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent

    Matt Hancock, who lost the Tory whip after it was announced he would be appearing on the ITV programme, is still being paid as an independent MP and is rumoured to have been paid £400,000 to appear on the I’m a celebrity.

    Boris Johnson earns £315,000 for 30 minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ in United States

    Chuka Umunna Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress)

    Jeremy Corbyn Labour party leader accepted up to £20,000 (about $27,000) for appearances on the Iranian state broadcast network Press TV

    Keir Starmer £18,450 from Harper Collins as an advance payment for a book.

    Boris Johnson Accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000 Destination of visit: St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Jeremy Hunt £10,000 from Citigroup Centre for speaking at an event on 9 March 2021. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Charity not mentioned)

    Nadhim Zahawi MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables

    MPs to get £2,200 pay rise from April for ‘dramatically increased’ duties last year

    Philip Hammond accepts £2,000 watch from Saudi sheikh, despite ban on donating expensive gifts


  4. MarkyMark says:

    Worth reposting … 7be2fc3b-e0e9-40d3-9ac0-27c21ba272b2-15d4ef7d-78a8-4e22-a58a-985e10f46457

    “Rishi Sunak has suggested that the English Channel crossings problem is too “complex” to allow him to fulfil his promise to stop the small boats by the next general election.”


    • JohnC says:

      Sunak : the first PM installed due to the abuse of the power of the BBC.

      It’s only now they are starting to turn on him ready for the election next year. They know full well the REAL British public do no think it’s right to have a globalist banker of Indian descent (and all the values which go with it) in charge of the country.

      This alone is enough reason to dismantle the BBC.


      • MarkyMark says:

        you cannot server 2 masters …

        Chancellor Rishi Sunak held US green card until last year
        8 April 2022



        A Green Card holder is a permanent resident that has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a person a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”29 Sept 2022


  5. MarkyMark says:

    BBC report on reporter reporting on g20 summit .. ha ha ha ha!
    No news is good news!

    “Four unique things about travelling abroad with a prime minister”

    This weekend, I’ve been on a visit to India with Rishi Sunak, who was attending a summit of G20 leaders.

    1) You don’t need a ticket and you won’t see a baggage belt

    2) There is no in-flight entertainment – at least of the conventional variety

    3) You leave and arrive from private terminals or military airfields

    4) You get to travel in motorcades




    ‘Era of global boiling has arrived,’ says UN chief as July set to be hottest month on record



  6. JohnC says:

    Missed the top slot because I was watching the last ever ‘Rockford Files’ with a beer or two !. I have to say that the best time for anyone to live must have been the USA in the 70’s.

    Just checked the BBC and to my astonishment saw this:

    ‘Russia hails unexpected G20 ‘milestone’ as Ukraine fumes’

    Not just Ukraine : the BBC are ‘fuming’ too reading their report.

    The bottom line is this : the war has been instigated by the USA since 2014. Hundreds of thousands of Ukranians have died in it’s name with the simple objective of bleeding Russia of the ‘flower of their youth’.

    Despite what the BBC tell us, the rest of the world know exactly what is going on because the USA have f*cked them over as well. Hence this statement which goes against everything we have been told.

    Now it’s becoming apparent that Ukraine cannot possibly win this war. And elections are coming up.

    What will happen next is anybodies guess. But Zelensky has done the smart thing and moved all his corrupt money out of the country. He will ‘retire’ a very, very rich man thanks to the American tax payer.


  7. MarkyMark says:

    “My 71 year old mother is a staunch Democrat who only watches mainstream news via cable tv. She is never informed about any of the consequences of failed policy. The TV scares her with reporting on crime, but never discusses the pros and cons of policy. To her, the Democrats are the party that takes care of everyone and has empathy. It boggles my mind how everything can be falling apart and there is no connection made between policy and results.”

    “People who pride themselves on their ‘complexity’ and deride others for being “simplistic” should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.” – Thomas Sowell


  8. Nibor says:

    A bit late but ,

    The terrorist Khalife , making him the biggest manhunt this century, a traitor who wanted to help our enemies and kill maim and terrorise innocent people , was captured eventually.

    Yet a police chief and the BBC referred to him as Daniel .

    Yes , the naughty boy with the good sense of humour was caught out on his bicycle and led back to school sorry prison where the amused but slightly exacerbated masters will not let the prankster play truant or digress from the school uniform .

    It’s nice to be informal and break the ice .


    • JohnC says:

      The bean tin and bits of wire terrorist.

      We have many who are far, far worse living among us.

      ‘Look !!! – Elephant’


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I wondered about all the panic over this run-away boy. Why would *they* be so upset?

      Then I remembered the money they would be losing…

      The pantomime trial with all the lawyers would cost north of £10M

      Say £1M/year to keep him under the loving care of private companies like G4S or Serco

      Then he would need to appeal his ‘uman rights every 10 minutes and that would be at £M a go for each circus appearance.

      These individuals are a real threat. Not to the public but in the case they disappear to the criminals who run the so called justice system.

      It’s a damn shame – it’s just a damn racket.


  9. BRISSLES says:

    Sir Mo has now ended his running career by ending 4th in the Gt Northern Run. Is he now lined up as a presenter of a quiz show ?, clearly a shoo in as a pundit on athletics progs. No doubt his Agent is going through a choice of reality shows, panel games and chat shows.

    One things for certain, the BBC ain’t gonna let him fade into obscurity – they may even throw Jay Blades under a bus to get him on Money for Nothing !!! (an apt title i would say ) yeah !


  10. tomo says:

    Turning Maui into Texas


    • StewGreen says:

      “The melting point of aluminium is around 660°C, while wildfires burn at an average intensity of around 800°C”

      If you make a campfire with wood and throw an empty coke can on it, it does melt

      The bloke says “The only people that survived are the ones that drove around the roadblocks”
      Do you believe that ?
      AFAIK the fire zig zagged and left some buildings untouched


      • tomo says:

        The withholding of information at Lahina and the apparent aggressiveness from some authorities hints that there was a major clusterf*ck on the part of some in the public sector and that a cover-up is being white-knuckled into place.

        When small towns were overrun by wildfires in N California a few years ago it didn’t take long for an explanation to come out for the fatalities and iirc people were allowed back to their houses quite promptly.

        The body language of the Maui officials in press events hints at big lies and a quite clear contempt for locals is unmistakable.

        “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”


        “People who pride themselves on their “complexity” and deride others for being “simplistic” should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.”


        • kingkp says:

          Fires have been going on in Canada, Tenerife, Hawaii and elsewhere for some while now. They are clearing those areas marked for rewilding as part of Agenda 2030. Only the ultra-elite will have access to them. Here in the UK and Europe they are using legislation to move people out of their homes in to tower blocks in the ‘smart’ gulags they are constructing. We are just at the start of the process but they want this done and dusted by 2030 although it looks as if they are accelerating the process. If people hadn’t complied with the fake plandemic this could never have happened. Now it’s too late.


  11. tomo says:

    Not the sort of ZERO that the BBC or the Green nutters want to talk about


  12. StewGreen says:

    The new Totalitarian Energy Bill
    Simon Webb has a new video about it




    • MarkyMark says:

      HA HA HA GretaAfrica.jpg


      • G says:

        That graph projects a forthcoming ‘black’ world. As History Debunked has made very clear very often with evidence, that would be a world in which I would not wish to be part. Fortunately for me, I’m not too far off that point and will certainly die with a smile on my face.

        ‘Slavery’? they aint seen nutin yet………………


  13. Guest Who says:


    A lot going on here.

    But Shaz seems ideally placed to say stuff.


  14. Fedup2 says:

    Guest – another BBC free week for me – although I’m rewatching ‘the shock of the new ‘ on 4 which was from pre woke days …. Now it would be ‘ posh art with Cheryl ‘ ( or Mel) ( or someone dusky who does cooking shows ) …..

    Anyway – the outgoing tickbox head of a declining retailer wants a ‘royal commission on retail ‘. Excellent idea – maybe she can get a tick box mate for the gig .

    These are the findings – which will be published in 5 years time

    1 councils are killing retail – using rates and traffic hostility
    2 retailers enjoy ripping off punters too much
    3 any pleasure in retail has been removed
    4 decent people are treated badly – thieves get a free ride
    5 go woke go broke
    6 it will get a lot worse for conventional retail ( see www )

    I’m a punter with little ‘retail ‘ experience – although I did work in a Halfords and supermarket as a Saturday job ( something I think doesn’t happen now ) …. 77 brigade intel update
    I still have nightmares of sitting on the till and being presented with the first credit cards and trying to work the ‘swipe machine ‘ which made a triplicate imprint of the card … nightmares …


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think I heard on the propaganda news that Morocco is being choosy about from whom it is accepting ‘aid ‘( tax payers borrowed cash ) – the UK is ok because it’s an Islamic country …with king Mohammed the third now on the throne with an emir in charge of londonistan

      The RAF will import a few more thousand Muslims as part of the ‘relief effort ‘ – don’t worry – it’s an ‘exception ‘ for ‘humanitarian purposes ‘.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    Sad but entertaining video of the False Leader of The Free World rambling at a rare ‘press’ conference at the end of the G20 ( WEF) jolly in India ……
    The Far Left Obama party has got the ‘press’ so controlled that no one challenges the rambling of a dementing old man as they know they’ll have the Obama Feds on them right away …

    .. it looks like the meds are not working now

    … I was recalling the ‘treatment ‘ Ronnie Reagan got as he occasionally mildly misspoke – see far left spitting image ….

    … yet obama Biden – free ride …


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Yep, it’s okay when it’s one of ours.

      When I see Biden mumbling incoherently, stumbling over his words, and the floor, or making ridiculous faux pas, it makes me cringe with embarrassment for the poor old duffer, if he was Republican they would be tearing him to pieces for it.

      I know it’s nothing really, but I can’t help noticing the man has either had a lot of plastic surgery on his hairline, or wears some kind of hairpiece. Look at videos/photos of him 20-30 years ago. Do you recall how the MSM went on and on and on about Trump’s hair, and how it “must be a wig” and he was “really bald” etc…. but, it’s different when it’s one of our own (cf. Huw Edwards).


    • tomo says:

      If they’ve been heavily medicating Joe to get him through pressers etc.

      How many vacations has he had again?

      The drugs are going to stop working and Joe is going to have a terminal episode where he either keels over or simply stands there vacant with his jaw working away soundlessly in public.

      Harsh – but I have zero sympathy.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Tomo – and on the other side of the isle is one Mitch McConnell – leader of the Republicans – standing in front of a microphone – at least x2 now – speaking and then freezing – as though the batteries ran out – the aides leading him away .

        Nancy Pelosi – 84 – is selling re election – must need the cash ….

        Personally I cannot believe Americans accept this situation – but then again – no revolution in another disfunctional jurisdiction either …. This one ….


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, and yet the GOP and Republicans when offered a middle-aged candidate refuse him instead of another ‘oldie’! Incredible.


        • tomo says:


          aye… knew about the McConnell freezes…

          My personal hope is that Pelosi has a god-almighty very public meltdown – my assessment is that if handled right she could be triggered. She’s bonkers and power crazed … finding the soft spot shouldn’t be too hard.


  16. JohnC says:

    Ex-Foreign Office chief Lord McDonald told colleagues he voted to stay in the EU

    The BBC think THAT is the headline.

    Wrong BBC : THIS should be the headline:

    ‘Lord McDonald says there was a sense of “mourning” and staff in tears in the Foreign Office on the morning after the referendum result.’

    Because it shows just how divorced from the people they are supposed to represent really are.

    And it was exactly the same at the BBC. I remember listening to Aneka Rice and she reminded me of the tone they used when Dianna died.

    I am 100% certain the vast majority (if not all) the BBC staff voted to remain. Nobody can doubt that. So how can any such group of people be expected to be politically neutral ?. It’s a complete farce. The BBC should be 50/50.

    Now they are working to take us back in. The civil service feed the BBC with dirt on Brexiteers and the BBC run daily headlines until they are forced to resign. How many have they got rid of now ?. And how many remainers ?.

    Shame on you OFCOM.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Exactly JohnC, well said, I logged in here to make the same comment.

      If truly impartial, the BBC headline SHOULD be:

      “Shocking admission by Ex-Foreign Office Chief about open opposition to Brexit at the FO following the referendum.”

      In any non-Public Sector position, such overt sabotage of your employer would be a sackable offence.


    • tomo says:

      A short tour around the nabobs at OFCOM show it to be full of apparatchiks fully aligned with the remainer mindset goons that have appointed them.

      Lockstep, nobody breaking ranks.


      • JohnC says:

        Yup : a mix of ex-BBC, ex-civil servants and academics.

        OFCOM are the root of the whole problem : not it’s solution.


  17. Sluff says:

    On Toady. Not a scintilla of doubt as to where the BBC stands on the Spanish kiss ‘outrage’ as yet another bout of self-righteous indignation gets top billing.

    The football man is resigning because he kissed a girl.

    Just thinking of all the NHS managers who have not resigned after killing babies.
    Or the police and government officials who have not resigned despite turning a blind eye while Muslim men systematically raped dozens of young white girls in our northern towns.
    And then think about the wall to wall outrage coverage of these issues on the BBC. Think is all you can do. Because there wasn’t any.

    The BBC’s dual standards are there for all to see. They have the morality of a cesspit.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      I’m a little curious if he would have been forced to resign if he’d kissed a boy instead?


      • tomo says:

        Luis missed an open goal there – he should’ve got the wig, falsies, lippy and high heels on – untouchable!


    • JohnC says:

      Sluff, he’s resigning because of the pressure he has received by the media. He still maintains he is innocent.

      So he is another #metoo bloke found guilty by the kangaroo court of the Leftist MSM and has been basically ruined without any fair trial.

      Mind you, it would be a brave court who would find him innocent now. The twitter mob would descend on them with the usual hate. No chance whatsoever of a fair trial. Same as the cops who killed Floyd.


  18. andyjsnape says:

    BMW investment secures future of Mini factories

    Despite Brexit bbc?


    • tomo says:


      BMW Oxford – fully electric future blah, blah…

      If there were a case of head in sand it’d be the BBC’s non reporting of stalled EV sales.


      • Northern Dreamer says:

        How about a package to support Wilko? Why are steelmakers and car manufacturers the recipient of such deals? A Wilko rescue would save jobs more evenly nationally, not just one valley in Wales or car plant in Dagenham or Oxford.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Wheels in wheels –

          LONDON (Reuters) – Tata Steel’s UK pension scheme has separated from the company after regulators confirmed its pensions deal, the company said on Monday, paving the way for a merger of the European steel assets of India’s Tata Steel with those of Germany’s Thyssenkrupp.

          “The (British Steel Pension Scheme) has now been separated from Tata Steel UK and a number of affiliated companies,” Tata Steel UK said in a statement.

          The pension scheme has been a major stumbling block in a possible merger between the Indian steelmaker and Thyssenkrupp, because the German company was opposed to taking on 15 billion pounds ($19.82 billion) in UK pension liabilities.

          The Pensions Regulator approved a deal last month to separate the Tata Steel UK pension scheme, but allowed 28 days for any objections.


        • Scroblene says:

          That’s a good point ND.

          Not only the jobs, but Wilko’s sites are usually in the middle of desperate towns and cities, where voids are obvious on every High Street, so the councils, even rotten boroughs like Birmingham, at least get some rates paid!

          The only Wilkos I know is, (was) in Maidstone, and it was situated in a pretty crappy early-eighties location, and fitted the bill perfectly! There were always customers from both sides of the tracks, and why not? They pay cash!

          Retail on the street is really becoming a white elephant these days! Back in the early eighties, developers were scrambling everywhere to get the sheds up a.s.a.p. and kick out the old-fashioned ‘Are you being served’ hangouts, but that was then, and it ain’t any more!

          (I hope I’m not preaching to the more knowledgeable here…)!


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        It is reported that this will “safeguard” 4000 jobs.

        The only thing which will safeguard the jobs is if people buy the overpriced things. I could not afford one, and I don’t want one.


      • Sluff says:

        EV sales are sure to increase.
        The Government eco-loonies in the forthcoming Labour government will pass a law whereby anyone buying a petrol or diesel car will get 10 years in jail.
        But oh the joy when the ‘cheap to run’ electric car owners suddenly find themselves paying a fee per mile of road used.
        You don’t think all those ULEZ cameras are just there for ULEZ, do you?


        • Scroblene says:

          I’ve got to buy three new tyres for the car next month, Sluff!

          If I had an electric car, would I get some sort of discount from this stupid government?

          The MOT showed up two broken springs on the rear of the car, so can I get a discount from the government or the failed Kent County Council for all the potholes? And would the suspension be any cheaper if I had 4000 volts under the bonnet?

          I do have an outside power-point though, (two actually) and a driveway for three cars, so maybe I’ll get some sort of discount from the Tunbridge Wells People’s Palace for some stupid reason – I’ll have to ask…

          And I did the shopping this morning on my electric bike, so do I get a medal, like, maybe an OBE or perhaps a sort of Garter badge strap thing in blue nylon and a funny-looking badge on the end like ‘prince’ Andrew used to hang around his neck!

          Nobody at the BBC was available for comment…


  19. JohnC says:

    Ex-dancers describe body-shaming at top ballet schools

    Now the BBC feminists are demanding fat ballet dancers.

    Complete with yet another totally dishonest, deliberately misleading picture:

    ‘Grace says she was told she needed to lose weight’

    Of course the lie here is that the picture is probably AFTER she lost the weight.

    Here’s what Grace had to say:

    “The ballet world is a brutal place but telling people that you’re too fat… I don’t think that’s preparing you for anything.”

    My God. Poor precious Grace.

    Ahhh – I just discovered it’s by BBC Panorama. Possibly the most misleading ‘fact-checkers’ there are. They decide the result they want first then only show the evidence they can dig up to support it.


    • tomo says:

      cue Lizzo and reinforced stages.


    • Dickie says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      SUMO wrestlers add and lose weight all the time! BAN SUMO!


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        After posting about the Swiss tunnelling machine I realised that the Swiss were missing a trick.

        Pumped storage works by pumping water uphill at night when all those German windmills are being sent crazy by poofs of wind. Then when Frau Schmitt wants to turn her kettle on at 8am the water runs back downhill and generates electricity with a turbine.

        Why bother with water and all that trouble boring tunnels? Just use very heavy feminist ‘volunteers’ and send them up in a cable car overnight. Then when each kettle is turned on, one of the gravity challenged feminists can jump back on the cable car which runs in reverse to generate all the electricity you need. Dah Dah.


  20. AsISeeIt says:

    Why now visions of swastikas and sacred cows edition

    A ‘Hostile Act’ In The Heart Of Parliament – frets the Monday morning Mail

    Intelligence Service Set To Haul In ‘China Spies’ – threatens the Telegraph as our BBC promotes two right-leaning titles to top spots in their online press line-up.

    So we’re taking on China now… haven’t we got enough on our plate with the Russians? Why now, we ask?

    He was arrested in March alongside a second man, in his 30s… both have been released on bail (Telegraph) – not flight risks, then?

    Mr AsI finds it somewhat amusing that Chinese spy services decided against their trademark female honey trap modus operandi when it came time to get up close to our Westminster MPs

    China ‘honey trap’ plot could span thousands of operatives… It is the stuff of a James Bond blockbuster: a young, attractive woman lures a rising political star into a romantic web, all the while collecting critical information to trickle back to her handler or big bosses back home. (New York Post, December 2020)

    China Girl
    Sung by David Bowie 1983 lyrics by Iggy Pop

    I stumble into town
    Just like some sacred cow
    Visions of swastikas in my head…

    And when I get excited
    My little China girl, she says
    “Oh, baby, just you shut your mouth”

    While once in a blue moon the BBC goes gungho with the so-called Tory press it does still throw the Labour-supporting and perpetually campaigning (on something or other) Daily Mirror a bone: Newspaper headlines: ‘Hostile act in Parliament’ and dog ‘terror on streets’ (BBC)

    Apparently this isn’t a biodegradeable mess on our streets the good people can scoop up into their little (environment destroying?) plastic bags, while the baddies among us just walk on by and couldn’t care less: New dog attack chaos… Terror on our streets Finally Home Secretary agrees with Mirror… we need action on danger breeds (Mirror)

    Dangerous Dogs Act 1991… has been described as a piece of rushed legislation which was an overreaction to a transient public mood. The Act is sometimes cited as an unfavourable example of such legislation, and in January 2007, the act was included in public responses to a BBC Radio 4 poll of unpopular UK legislation (Thank you Wiki)

    Could we interupt this news review here to hold a moment’s sympathy for our poor put-upon civil servants…

    Lord McDonald [Former Foreign Office chief] says there was a sense of “mourning” and staff in tears in the Foreign Office on the morning after the referendum result. (BBC)

    Fascinating, isn’t it, that this establishment anti-Brexit confession comes out and proud now: Ex-Foreign Office chief Lord McDonald told colleagues he voted to stay in the EU… he told ministers and colleagues he voted to stay in the EU in the wake of Brexit… the admission in a BBC documentary series, State of Chaos… Asked why he took this unprecedented step… says: “I felt they would assume that in any case. So I decided to embrace it.” (BBC)

    After that moment’s silence, a brief pause for respectful reflection on behalf our ill-used and disappointed public sector functionaries and top mandarins… (reference to Chinese influence intended) As they come to terms with their Remainer natures… Cue the music…

    Essential LGBTQ Pride Songs…

    Lady Gaga, “Born This Way” (2011)
    Gloria Gaynor “I Am What I Am” (1984)
    Cher “If I Could Turn Back Time,” (1989)
    Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way” ( 1976)
    Cyndi Lauper “True Colors” (1986)
    Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)

    And paradoxically (given this somewhat strained musical metaphor)

    Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out” (1980)
    ‘Frozen’ “Let It Go,” (2014)
    Queen “I Want to Break Free” (1984)

    By the way, that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of gay anthems – Rolling Stone cite 25 essential tracks, Time Out (pun intended, get it?) some 50 and Billboard no les than 65 – there’s a state of our popular culture metric for you

    From raining men to raining cats and dogs?

    Thunderstorms set to batter Britain as Met Office issues yellow weather warning… Then (sic) yellow weather warning has forecast potential flash flooding and disruption for drivers as well as the chance of lightning strikes, hail and strong winds. (Daily Express)

    If it’s not the cats and dogs it’s the chickens coming home to roost

    The frontpage of the FT features a feature header worthy of the Daily Star: Britain’s poultry farms reach crisis point

    And on the cover of that venerable organ of casual throwaway record: Great British Bunk Off… Millions skip work in final autumn blast (Daily Star) – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – just as Brexit demoralised the civil service – Lockdown demoralised the British workforce

    And what of that dubious eastern European basket where we deposited all our foreign policy eggs? War going badly?

    Ukraine offensive could have only 30 days left – US Army chief (BBC)

    Time to play whatever cards we have left: Putin embraces antisemitism (‘i’) – this claim in support of that Ukraine regime which brought you their Azoz Battalion… Brigade… Movement… whatever: The Azov Movement is a far-right nationalist network of military, paramilitary, and political organizations based in Ukraine… The battalion’s origins lie in the far-right “Patriot of Ukraine” militant organization… The PU also championed far-right, white supremacist ideas.. it was Ukraine’s national mission to “lead the white races of the world in a final crusade…against semite-led untermenschen (subhumans) (Stanford University Center for International Security & Cooperation)

    Maaate….! (TM Mayor Khan) At least the BBC can claim the scalp of that Spanish soccer boss the patriarchal sexist baldie: Luis Rubiales resigns as president of Spanish FA over Jenni Hermoso kiss

    I’m vaguely reminded of that Fawlty Towers episode climax where Manuel helps Basil punish Bernard Cribbins, the supposed hotel inspector, with a big custard pie farewell, then impromptu plants an enthusiastic smacker on the top of the diminiative Spanish waiter’s bonce. Grounds for a sexual harassment claim? Or the stuff of slapstick comedy?

    The left-leaning ‘i’ does its bit for socialism: Corbyn loyalist’s plea to Starmer… Labour leader urged to let his predecessor return from exile – what next… Biden administration to stop hounding Trump? Rishi Sunak to welcome back Boris? Gabon’s military junta to pardon Ali Bongo? That’s not how politics works these days.

    My take on the promotion of Corbynite voices – as we noted in the FT of all places – is a 4D chess move by the Blairite faction and their media allies, so as to convince voters Starmer isn’t allied with the lefty nutters any more.

    The ‘i’ does its bit for the family:

    31 and undecided about kids… My generation has been left paralysed by the parenthood question (‘i’)

    I nearly died during child birth… Tanya Gold on what women aren’t told the truth about labour (‘i’) – not what they’re not told about the Labour Party, obviously.


  21. micknotmike says:

    The bbc have been gleefully “exposing” the sham elections taking place in the Donbass. What is most worrying though, is the comments which they allow to be printed in reply – “Russians up to their old tricks, etc.” Do the majority of the uk populace still think that Russia are the bad guys and only biden can save the world?
    I will say one thing which zalenski has achieved. He has completely eliminated corruption and rigging in the upcoming ukranian elections. The bbc won’t mention that he managed this amazing feat by simply cancelling the elections.
    He may have merely postponed them until his next new house is built, of course. The one in Egypt looks nice. Our money well spent there.


  22. Doobster78 says:

    Had the misfortune to catch a segment of BBC Breakfast earlier.

    They were jabbing a 80 odd yr old woman in Oldham for about the 100th time for Covid. It was a Covid Booster BBC Propaganda piece.

    How do you feel about getting this booster asked the BBC robot

    The 80 odd yr old woman , clearly a BBC viewer / listener and unable to find any other outlet for news, told us in no uncertain terms

    ” I’m happy to have it….. its all the people who don’t have the jab that cause all the problems for others , isn’t it”

    Well NO. If you don’t know that by now you are beyond help. The BBC fella who looked as weak as a can of piss just shrugged it off.

    Proper BBC Covid jab advert piece. Sickening.


  23. taffman says:

    The BBC needs to come to terms that Great Britain , yes Great Britain, has democratically voted to leave the European Union .

    “Brexit Britannia”!


  24. StewGreen says:

    Birmingham City Council went bankrupt, lefties shout “Tory Cuts”
    but TalkTV just referenced this 30 July investigation
    Labour council under fire after £11M probe over payments to cab firm https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12194633/Labour-run-Birmingham-City-Council-fire-11M-probe-eye-watering-payments-taxi-firm-charging-200-day-child-three-miles-school-back.html

    Jameel Malik, the owner of taxi firm Green Destinations Ltd,
    Green Destinations Ltd has charged approximately £17million to run more than 450 home-to-school transport (H2ST) routes a year.
    But if their pricing mirrored that of nationally recognised competitors such as HATS, analysis suggests this cost could be closer to £6million – an £11million difference

    Obviously a taxi driver has to be there twice
    : to and from school,
    So multiple journeys: to the kid’s home, to the school, to next job
    then to the school, to the kids home, to his next job
    and maybe have a wheelchair vehicle
    but a £65/mile charge does seem huge


  25. MarkyMark says:

    Vote Labour – vote for a free cervix on the NHS.


    • G says:


      “Sir Keir is married to Lady Victoria Starmer, with whom he has a teenage son, Toby, and a daughter whose name has never been made public, such is the premium the Starmers place on their privacy, very understandably.

      Lady Starmer was formerly Victoria Alexander, the daughter of a Polish-Jewish father and a mother who converted to that faith. She was raised in Gospel Oak, north London.”


      How can he go home and look the Lady Starmer in the eyes and ditto the unnamed daughter after having made such a crass statement. I wonder what excuse he gave Victoria although she is an ex solicitor and well exposed to lying people.


      • Banania says:

        She is not Lady Victoria Starmer, just Lady Starmer.


        • G says:


          I’m so grateful for your additional information correcting my quote from the Independent. If people like you didn’t exist, we would be tripping over everything in life whilst looking over our shoulders. Thank you. Incidentally, correcting minor information and being pedantic, is now considered a mental health issue for which the NHS offers treatment if it is a problem.

          By the way, I trust you have written to the Independent and corrected them?


  26. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – is that not a bit unpatriotic and hypocritical, BBC?

    Apparently someone has commented (complained?) about the large number of EU flags being waved on the ‘last night of the Proms’, a series of concerts in organised in conjunction with the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio Three, as well as some concerts being televised on the BBC especially the last night. The BBC have said it is alright for a pro-Remain Group to hand out the EU flags.

    Now, I seem to recall, BBC, that some years ago you sought to change the Last Night of the Proms to exclude the singing of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ & ‘Rule Britannia’ and the traditional waving of Union flags as being too ‘jingoistic’. How is allowing EU flags to be given out and waved ‘not jingoistic’ and the singing of Land of Hope and Glory & Rule Britannia and waving the Union flag too ‘jingoistic’?


  27. MarkyMark says:


    OT: Just noticed this which is an addendum at the bottom of many Grauniad articles. This is a short sentence, from a piece in which they are asking for praise and contributions; it says ‘ Unlike many others, the Guardian has no shareholders and no billionaire owner.’.

    It is owned by an billion pound offshore trust fund. Economical with the truth, probably penned by Carole Codswallop.


  28. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Interesting to note the toned-down approach to 9/11 this year. Even the doddering old fool is in Alaska, and has no plans for any commemoration.

    IS this because many people are now finally switching on that it was an inside job to give the pretext for war?


  29. MarkyMark says:

    Saudi and David Lammy to help them all!

    ‘Please help us’: Moroccan villages cut off as quake wipes out roads
    ‘White saviour’ row: David Lammy denies snubbing Comic Relief
    This article is more than 4 years old
    Labour MP in social media spat with Stacey Dooley over trip to Uganda for Red Nose Day

    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to invest more than $1 billion in a new commercial entity controlled by the PGA Tour, and Greg Norman will be ousted as the CEO of LIV Golf if the business deal between the Saudis and the tour is finalized, a tour executive told Congress on Tuesday.11 Jul 2023

    The UK has sent support to Morocco after a deadly earthquake obliterated part of the country leaving more than 2,100 dead. In response to the devastation, the government has flown over 60 search and rescue specialists, four search dogs, a medical assessment team, and rescue equipment to the North African nation.7 hours ago

    Contributions, Expenditures and Results for ICRC in Morocco covering 2020
    £1,708,316 (100.00%)


    • Fedup2 says:

      The amazing thing is there seems to be a collective acceptance of this . The press have just abandoned any form of accountability with Obama / Biden . Their employers are obviously aware that Obama is about to get his 4th term so will not even remotely challenge what is going on .

      We can assume that when red labour takes over here – they’ll get the same sort of treatment – with all being blamed on the now extinct ‘conservative ‘ party with the remnants being a series of warring right wing parties ranging from Reform the the brexit party – amongst others ….


      • JohnC says:

        I saw an interview with the White House doctor who said that when Trump was President, they were clamouring for him non-stop for mental tests on Trump to report.

        He said that when Biden was elected, the requests instantly stopped.

        I remember that because I was absolutely shocked at what it told me about the media. There is no check-and-balance any more. They are now partisan activist groups. That’s why they are getting away scot free with this political persecution of Trump.


  30. andyjsnape says:

    Kim Jong Un: North Korea leader reportedly heading to Russia to meet Putin

    “The two leaders will likely discuss the possibility of North Korea providing Moscow with weapons to support its war in Ukraine, a US official earlier told the BBC’s US partner CBS”

    Likely? so the bbc not sure and just making a story, maybe, maybe not

    Again bbc quoting its joined at the hips “US partner CBS”


  31. andyjsnape says:

    Dorchester: Hundreds dance Hokey Cokey on closed street

    News in the bbc bubble

    Katy Jones, the pub’s manager, said: “We had a great turn out and it was a wonderful afternoon with people from all walks of life taking part.” Box Ticked, all walks of life. Can’t see many diverse faces in the video! Surely ofcom should investigate


  32. Terminal Moraine says:

    Big photo story: “Inside the horror of Europe’s biggest wildfire”. The writer says causes of the massive wildfires in Greece apparently are not yet known, but muses on:

    – lightning
    – accidents from migrants cooking/staying warm
    – climate change
    – poor government response
    – overgrown forest

    Alice Cuddy says nothing about the 140 wildfire-related arrests recently; nor that 79 were related to arson. Oh, Alice.




  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not on the BBC? Interesting slip up by Hawaii Governor Josh Green making a case for ‘smart cities’:


  34. G.W.F. says:

    Not BBC related but had to share


  35. TrickCyclist says:

    I’ve just seen the BBC News about the dog attack in Birmingham.
    I think it was a Not The Nine O’Clock News sketch about foreign disasters that said, “no English people were injured.”
    Well, you don’t have to go abroad for that now.



  36. micknotmike says:

    Here’s mnm’s latest commonsense money-saving wheeze :-
    The bbc are going to start ramping up their covid scare-fest soon (If not already). My idea is for the nhs to send out a questionnaire to a random few to see what the likely takeup for this round is likely to be. I imagine, like the usa, they will have ordered enough for everyone in the country to have a jab. What’s the likely takeup going to be? 40%? 50%? Who’s going to fall for this scam this time around? Do a survey, order quantities based on the results. Save the nhs a fortune.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Covid has demonstrated the power of the ‘nudge’
      Policies on everything from public health to climate change would benefit from using behavioural science


      Behavioural scientists are best known for their “nudges”, whether it is automatically enrolling people in pensions or sending tax reminder letters informing us that most people pay their taxes on time. Ever since the creation of the UK government’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), the so-called nudge unit, in 2010, this narrow characterisation has obscured the breadth and depth of what real world behavioural science can deliver. But across the world, the experience of tackling Covid has shown what, properly applied, behavioural insights can do.

      Alongside the vaccine rollout, we have largely controlled the virus with restrictions on behaviour, though not always the right ones.

      restrictions on behaviour, though not always the right ones.
      restrictions on behaviour, though not always the right ones.
      not always the right ones.
      not always the right ones.

      ha ha ha ha ha!


      • Richard Pinder says:

        The Plandemic has demonstrated the power of Brainwashing. Policies on everything from public health to climate change benefit from using behavioural science. Behavioural scientists are best known for their “Brainwashing”, whether it is to get Tory voters to support socialist policies or to get useless eaters to destroy their own health with an mRNA jab.

        Ever since the creation of the UK government’s Brainwashing Indoctrination Team (BIT), the government has used it to gaslight the public on many issues. Brainwashing helps to reduce voters ability to think critically or independently of the government, to allow the introduction of new loony left-wing thoughts and ideas into their minds, as well as to change their attitudes towards Russia, the EU and sexual perverts. Manipulating the beliefs and sense of self of an individual. Brainwashing (also known as mind control) can use persuasion and school education to make children pressure adults to support government policies on Net Zero and other issues.

        The government’s Brainwashing Indoctrination Team (BIT) was set up by Pro-EU Tories to replace the “Will of the People” with the “Will of the EU” and since the new King, the “Will of the World Demonic Forum”


    • G says:

      Save the tax-payer a fortune.


  37. andyjsnape says:

    bbc bothers to mention the twin towers, unlike previous years it was ignored

    Dorset photographer reflects on Twin Towers collapse

    Its all about a photographer, wouldn’t want to offend any muslims after all


  38. MarkyMark says:





    BBC omit revealing that Labour has Chinese spies 

    Dear Winston Smith of the BBC Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

    Can you explain why the BBC would omit showing that Labour has Chinese spies as well as the Conservatives – I imagine if you look hard enough you will find some in the Liberal Democrats Party as well.

    China spy claims as Parliament researcher arrested

    Search: Labour x 0 words
    Search: Conservative x 3 words
    Search: Barry Gardiner x 0 words

    Omission is the greatest lie – no mention of Barry Gardiner …

    “Last year, an unusual parliamentary interference alert was issued regarding the activities of Christine Lee.

    MI5 alleged she had been carrying out political interference activities including donating funds to support the work of MPs. This was all said to be on behalf of China.”

    The BBC have had a long time to investigate this “alleged” and “This was all said” – can you confirm what has happened? Maybe an interview with Barry Gardiner and Christine Lee in the same room?

    Mr M.


  39. pugnazious says:

    Laughable that MPs are so outraged about alleged Chinese spying…the same people who invited in 3 million Chinese from Hong Kong [we got no say of course]…a couple of hundred thousand took up the offer, all without any concern, questions or fanfare from the media who seemed to try and hide the fact.

    How many of those will prove to be working for China? Betting quite a few….hundreds if not thousands…willingly or getting their arms twisted as their families still live under the Communist regime. How may will diligently work their way into high tech businesses, academia, the media and politics, moving up the greasy pole until they can be of use to the Chinese?

    How many East Europeans are in the pay or sway of the Russians?

    Open door immigration seems to be open sesame to all our secrets and technical know-how.

    Still, all this diversity brings us more foods, interesting cultures and a cosmopolitan feel so on balance all’s good.


    • MarkyMark says:

      2017 …. That is why the Saudi Report was cancelled and never revealed (I believe) …. it would show what is happening in an instant.

      Amber Rudd, are schools teaching “Islamist extremist material” being tracked?
      A DEGREE OF INFLUENCE: The funding of strategically important subjects in UK universities


      “What is noticeable from the research undertaken in this report is the disparity
      in the levels of funding from the countries studied. There are huge amounts
      of cash currently being donated by Arab and Islamic sources (University of Cambridge / £1.2m / UAE / Appointment of a full-time lecturer specialising in Islam / 1996), and this has undoubtedly
      led to a degree of influence in the oversight of UK universities. China,
      however, while donating only a relatively small amount of cash, has managed
      to gain a disproportionate amount of influence in UK higher education via its
      Confucius Institutes.

      What is also clear is that, in terms of money donated, the
      likes of Japan and Russia do not appear to have the desire to influence higher
      education in the same way as China or certain countries in the Muslim world.

      Remember when the BBC actually chased the story …
      “…birthdays, remember, are the practices of disbelievers and immoral people. {bbc panorama video 2010}” @8:33
      “… the books (supposed to originate from London) turn out to be the Saudi Official National Curriculum. {bbc panorama video 2010}” @22:13



  40. Dickie says:

    Wonder how many people remember Mary Hopkin singing the English lyric version of this. Anyway this is the original language version and is for all the Russophobes😁😁😁, just to piss them off


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      And not forgetting the original Russian inspiration for ‘The Carnival Is Over’. Still, at least they’ve never produced any great literature, ballet or classical music 🙂


  41. pugnazious says:

    When Britain revised its GDP figures to show a more prosperous economy than the BBC hoped for the BBC leapt into action to downplay and dismiss the figures…they now believe that GDP is much overrated as a measure of the economy and shouldn’t be used really to do so….of course when the GDP figures are less positive the BBC is cock-a-hoop and rejoices in telling us how Britain is going down the pan judging by the latest GDP figures….lol….and naturally compares us to the EU imperial project which is always, apparently doimg so much better than poor old decrepit Brexit Britain.

    Odd then how the BBC is almost entirely silent about the EU now and in particular about Germany which is struggling to pay the bills.


  42. Kaiser says:

    rishy has found some more money to give away



  43. pugnazious says:

    Remarkable how the truths are coming out…never mind the economic facts that mean the British economy is still a force to be reckoned with #despiteBrexit, there’s the revelations of just how many insiders were working against Brexit…and one day we’ll get the full story on the BBC’s own role in the propaganda putsch.

    Tears in the civil service, the Treasury admitting it was pushing for a soft Brexit, ie no Brexit at all…and David Lidington scheming to incite a coup and for him to take over as PM and instigate a second referendum….

    ‘Lord McDonald says there was a sense of “mourning” and staff in tears in the Foreign Office on the morning after the referendum result.

    Former Chancellor Philip Hammond denied the Treasury tried to block Brexit, but admitted that “the Treasury was certainly trying to go for a soft Brexit and I don’t think we should apologise for that at all”.

    Elsewhere in the first episode of a three part series that traces events from 2016-2022, the former Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington confirms for the first time that there were discussions about him becoming prime minister to replace Theresa May and offer a second referendum. ‘

    McDonald and Lidington were ever present on the airwaves criticising Brexit but criticism dressed up as ‘concern’ about procedure or political language and behaviour….not showing their real motivation for the criticism…anti-Brexit….so who were the liars about Brexit?…ably assisted by the BBC.


  44. MarkyMark says:

    2023 …. Birmingham City Council stops all non-essential spending


    2018 … Giant pink dancers draw in Birmingham crowds