Midweek 20 September 2023

The Director General has ordered an inquiry into Mr Russel Brand and his employment by the BBC across a number of years – whitewash time

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  1. Up2snuff says:

    I think, therefore I am …. going to call this three in a row at the top of a new Thread. I shall now retire and let the ladies or Davylars or JohnC take over in future.

    I wonder if any mud will stick to the BBC and its D-G from the new Russell Brand hoo-hah?

    There ought to be all sorts of mud thrown at the BBC by OFCOM for its own lack of balance on UK politics and Global Warming & Climate Change to name just two examples. Instead OFCOM appears to be unfairly going after GB News and its presenters.


    • Deborah says:

      Up2, don’t forget the nonsense leak of the report by the FCA followed by them saying they are going to look at their findings in more detail, or something. I am also hearing on GBNews that Richi is going to give us more time to get to NetZero. I hope those leaks are correct. Maybe we need to call it backtrack Tuesday.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Sure, I heard some more excuses about that, Deborah, on Farming Today. Apparently the FCA report is effectively printed on toilet tissue and is of less value than a roll of the same. Gun clubs and shooting groups have had accounts closed because the banks do not approve of their activities.

        I wonder when the Chief Executive of the FCA will resign?

        Just off the top of my head, memory may be faulty, that will make three or four CEOs that the FCA has had in the last fourteen years. They have all been considered ineffective and poor at their jobs.

        On another note, when did the Bank of England hand over regulation of banks to the FCA? I remember hearing tales from a relative of when the men in bowler hats turn up in a bank branch, get worried (especially if its a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning [before 1970]!) – you are about to be inspected by the Bank of England’s Inspectors. Branch accountants were known to turn a bit pale at the prospect of an Inspection by the BoE. The BoE had clout back then and did a better job.


        • MarkyMark says:

          “Research sent by BASC to Andrew Griffith MP, the economic secretary to the Treasury, showed that 37 per cent of shooting clubs, syndicates and trade organisations had experienced the sudden closure of an account, with trade most likely to be impacted.3 Aug 2023”


          • Up2snuff says:

            Thanks, MM, for the confirmation. I couldn’t remember the association of the gun clubs.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Speaking in New York, the London mayor, who will address the UN climate conference tomorrow, said “people have been commenting” on the absence of Rishi Sunak.

        told ITV News the PM is “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to tackling the climate emergency.


        The number of knife or sharp instrument offences recorded by the police in London rose to approximately 12,786 in 2022/23, compared with 11,122 in the previous year. This was the highest number of knife crime offences reported in London since 2019/20, when there were 15,928.


        Ban driving to save a childs lungs – ban knives to save more lives!


        • G says:


          Whichever way you look at it, the elite love to string out the punishment the ‘ordinary people’ take at their direction. So, any attempt right now for delaying ‘Net Zero’ is purely electioneering. Forgive the pun but, if re-elected, Rich Sunak will have to ‘put the pedal to the floor’ to regain compliance to the Green Agenda to suit his masters, the World puppeteers. Empty gestures.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Disgraceful reporting by
      on the net zero row back.
      Totally one-sided. No mention that many other countries are postponing their targets. No mention of the 2 trillion pound cost of decarbonising.
      What dreadful journalism. He’s an activist.
      Viewers of
      will rightly be switching off.”

      “David Lammy
      Instead of going to the UN General Assembly like every PM for the last decade, Sunak is staying in London plotting this. Total farce. This government is in disarray and failing on the climate crisis.”




  2. Thoughtful says:

    British media doing what we all know it does, manipulation at its best! Evidence here of distortion of facts and yet again lies of omission.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      A weird article about Russell Brand in the ‘Hull Daily Mail, Page 11’. Weird because (1) Its almost all about comments from the Prime Minister’s office, not from the Police. (2) The results of a four year investigation by the Times, not a tabloid like the Sun. (3) According to the Metropolitan Police, not one person came forward to officially accuse Brand of any crime, and then one investigation started after Downing Street commented. (4) The government asking for investigations by broadcasters, not the Police. (5) The government asking for investigations that have already been completed after four years.

      Hull Daily Mail, Headline: “Brand claims ‘very serious’ – Downing Street.” The article starts: Downing Street has described the sexual assault allegations made against Russell Brand by four different women as ‘very serious and concerning’. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s official spokesman said: “These are very serious and concerning allegations. As the Foreign Secretary said over the weekend, people should feel able to raise concerns where they have them and know they will be treated seriously and treated with sensitivity. The Prime Minister has been clear there should never be any space for harassment, regardless of where it is found”. Downing Street urged the BBC and Channel 4 to set out the results of their investigations into Brand ‘transparently’. The No 10 spokesman said: “its right that this is looked into and I think both of the broadcasters have said they would investigate, and that is the right step. I’m not going to prejudge that, it will be for them to set out what they find and do so transparently”. Culture secretary Lucy Frazer is expected to speak to broadcasters about their investigations into Brand at the first available opportunity. It is understood she will seek assurances that their inquiries will be carried out thoroughly and transparently. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said “It’s a decision for all broadcasters to consider the right approach in light of these very serious allegations. They are deeply concerning, they need to be investigated”.

      So there is no serious Police investigation or prospect of legal action against Russell Brand by his accusers, leading to a court with a jury trial. But the government is pressing broadcasters to investigate him again after a four year investigation. Then the results of Russell Brand’s sex life will be sent to the government for Parliament to vote on the “Russell Brand Emergency Bill”. A Bill to criminalise watching his Youtube channel. £10,000 or a year in Prison.

      The Broadcasters replace the Police, and the Government replace the Courts. Weird.


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        Clearly the government needs to supply a sex-referee who travels around the UK in a bullet-proof cavalcade witnessing sex acts to make sure that all is in order. Any foul play and the referee can step in straight away brandishing the biro to bring proceedings to an instant halt.

        Armed with a whistle and a biro Penny Mordaunt would be perfect for the job.


      • Fedup2 says:

        For anyone to be subject to a 90 minute trial by TV – but not followed up by arrest interview and court case is a worrying state for Blighty to be in .
        In the absence of formal allegations – what can the ‘accused ‘do?

        1 sue for defamation
        2 become a full time pariah- career destroyed
        3 nothing

        One might suggest that mr brand has already been assigned ‘pariah ‘ status – it makes no matter to me as I don’t know him at all because I think he sounds like a drugged fruit loop .

        But some ladies seem to have found him attractive enough to offer their favours to him – until they didn’t ….


  3. Flotsam says:

    While Smarmer ponces around with the EU/Macron etc they will realise that negotiations with our (in part) elected Government will be unnecessary. Macron can now sit back and pay lip service to any of our approaches regarding the illegal immigrants, the issues in Norther Ireland will remain unresolved etc etc.

    Smarmer is a traitor.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.



      Today the BBC journalists Michael Keohan and Colin Campbell released a shocking report on the channel crossings. It showed people smugglers selling their wares brazenly in the migrant camps and many children living in unsafe and dangerous conditions, as well as—this is breathtaking—a free French public bus service that migrants can use to travel directly from the camps to the Dunkirk departure beaches. Will my right hon. Friend allow a statement on the issue of tackling the small boat crossings and the Government’s response in their work with France?




    • MarkyMark says:


      Here it is – ‘Climate Change’ – Check ✅

      If this doesn’t prove to you Zelensky’s a fully owned controlled globalist puppet I don’t know what will.
      Tom Elliott
      Zelenskyy: “Humanity is failing on its climate policy objectives”


    • MarkyMark says:

      Online Safety Bill: Crackdown on harmful social media content agreed

      Dear Marianna Spring (BBC wages paid under threat of prosecution),

      As I’ve had to look at your BBC news and use other sources to determine that your news is not news but selective editorial opinion I’d like to request that I have a refund for the last 4 years plus get the BBC free from now on.

      Please let me know how I can go about this as I am willing to create a full list of articles that I’ve had to investigate plus time taken for me to check your fact checker whilst realising that the BBC intentionally removes news rather than incorrectly report on it, uses images to sway opinion or misleads with the main titles hoping no one reads the full article.

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’

      CAS-4987700-SY1FTF : BBC NewsWatch says boredom with pro-Brexit march.

      CAS-4844672-N8FDYY: Update on the MP Expenses 2009 scandal in 2018.

      CAS-4939547-J71Z1V: Here’s hoping Ireland do the right thing G.Lineker.

      CAS-4937378-YKMWBJ: BBC not reporting ‘Day of Freedom’ March 06may2018.

      CAS-4906141-BFJQL0: I take offence that presenters promote their books.

      CAS-4892811-C820SC: I am offended that I have to pay the BBC TV Tax.

      CAS-4824332-633N1P: What happened in Italy was not covered …

      CAS-4933135-ZV3V7F: The omission is the most powerful form of lie …

      CAS-6005141-S1V9D1: Not seen a report on the UK Governments Covid19 

      Let me know how to go about resolving the issue of paying for something that wastes my time as I have to check each story rather than rely on its accuracy.



  4. tomo says:


  5. pugnazious says:

    ‘Downing Street has defended Education Secretary Gillian Keegan after she said some pupils in schools with crumbling concrete preferred temporary classrooms.

    Rishi Sunak’s spokesman said she was “reflecting a conversation” with children, and had his full confidence.’

    Well…she’s right. The BBC itself broadcast clips of children being interviewed a few days ago….they were quite clearly enjoying being in the portakabins and were definitely not ‘cowering in crumbling classrooms below steel supports.’

    They most definitely were not traumatized by the experience and were too busy adapting and getting on with life to mouth the narrative Labour politicians and the BBC might like them to.

    Shame the BBC has so soon forgotten its own interviews.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Don’t know what the fuss is about, I, and most of my generation were educated in portacabins.

      I recall they could be freezing in the winter, but with global warming, that won’t be a problem, of course.


  6. andyjsnape says:

    Rishi Sunak considers weakening key green policies


    Bit of a no story report really

    I consider and could win the lottery, but

    Labour and the Conservatives have both had their day

    Alternative government is definitely needed

    China, India etc etc ignore the rules and just us plebs pay the price


  7. Fedup2 says:

    Medical mafia strike again

    A good day to get a private appointment with one of the medical mafia – you are sure to get excellent treatment – as long as you take your credit card . If you are an ordinary taxpayer or welfare junkie – don’t expect an NHS today – and tomorrow …..
    Don’t for to clap ….


  8. Fedup2 says:

    We can expect the full green crap mafia to be turning out to stop any attempt to bring democracy into reducing the adverse effect on ordinary people of green crap disciples – Alok sharma ( good British name ) comrade May and her disciples – the various paid for media mouths of the BBC —-

    Meanwhile bills for green crap continue upward and fear stalks people with threats of removing heating and banning cars


    • Thoughtful says:

      The sad thing is that the Tories are responsible for most of the Green crap in the first place and they need to be apologising for it.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Shows really that the red and blue thing really is a nonsense now . Politicians who care nothing for the living standards of living taxpaying voters but sacrifice everything for some theoretical end of days which must be stopped by 2050 …

        .. such utter shallow corrupt crap …. How can anyone vote for any of them …?


  9. Guest Who says:

    Sounds familiar.

    Tim Ballard, who inspired ‘Sound of Freedom,’ responds to allegations of sexual misconduct

    LAT a bbc TNI partner?


    • StewGreen says:

      The establishment hated it that somone made a movie about underground sex trafficking

      and now they say the main guy is a perv !



  10. Fedup2 says:

    Inflation in august apparently – unexpectedly – dropped by 0.01%… maybe the ONS will say it’s because there was a good TV programme on or one week there was only 6 days in it .
    Meanwhile oil price is up – and the interest rate it be fixed again on Thursday – the common view seems to see another 0.25% increase but the trak record of the incompetent MPC wouid suggest they’ll bottle it and leave rates as they are – continuing to push high inflation into coming months and years ..


  11. Doublethinker says:

    Good piece by Allison Pearson in the Telegraph this morning re Brand. She thinks that the pile on and trial by media is likely worse than any crime he may have committed. She also is highly suspicious that he being silenced because of his anti establishment narratives and points out that it is only since he became anti global establishment that the left have stopped regarding him as an adorable rogue.
    But we all know that someone who has a reach of over 6 million viewers and takes an anti establishment line is bound to be targetted. But hopefully he will find a home and a much bigger audience on X , aka Twitter, under the protection of Elon Musk. At least until X is prosecuted by OFCOM under the OnLine Harms Legislation.
    Even the hyperglobalist establishment are finding the Internet difficult to control, the inconvenient truth keeps popping out! What will be their next move to censor what we see and hear?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Might have helped if he kept it in his trousers – the extracts of his comments supports this . I wonder how long the BBC inquiry will take ? Presumably any results published on Christmas Eve …


    • Eddy Booth says:

      “being silenced..
      next move to censor”

      What platform has Brand being silenced and censored from?


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Comrade Livingstone -78- diagnosed with dementia – I.m sure the IRA and other terrorist friends will send sympathy cards …


  13. StewGreen says:

    WGAP has Evidence the BBC NUDGED YouTube into demonitising Russel Brand
    Could be coincidence but the BBC news video says this

    “We phoned Google* owners of YouTube, saying we planned a news item… 20 mins before we were to go to air they got back to us saying they had demonitised his videos
    .. now his videos actually still contain paid promotion
    so Brand is still making money off that”

    WGAP says the accusers are groupies with regrets.
    That sounds about right.
    It’s said that the sixteen year olds mother drove her round to Brand’s house, that makes her look like a groupie by proxy. Brand was 31 at the time so it was clearly immoral.

    * Geek info : The BBC didn’t phone Google, cos the main holding company Google corp was rebranded as Alphabet corp some years ago.
    Alphabet owns the sub_brands like YouTube and Google-search.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      I’m still struggling with the use of acronyms here-
      The Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines (WGAP)
      phoned ?


      • StewGreen says:

        Eddy you bothered to write a snide reply about WGAP

        but didn’t bother to press the play button
        to see the video starts with the We Got A Problem logo and theme.


    • tomo says:

      Don’t forget that Google / Alphabet is umbilically attached to the US Democratic party – messing with competing political parties / individuals such as Tulsi Gabbard and Republican Gmail accounts and skewing search ludicrously wrt to Biden.

      Eric Schmidt is in Obama’s circle, other senior Googlers have shown mad ideological attachment to daft Dem policies.


  14. atlas_shrugged says:

    And will some anonymous girlie be squarking to the media about events decades ago. Our is he still clad with a leftist cloak of invincibility?

    “The London mayor is to be quizzed over events at a party where he allegedly hit a guest and scuffled with his pregnant partner”.


    If I remember his explanation – we were having a row. OK comrade, that’s fine!

    Edit: Sorry this is about our Ken but possibly to misquote someone else I can never seem to get it in the right place.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    Andrew Bridgen – on X – says he will raise the level of abilities arising from the psiser jab – in parliament – no doubt either the dodgy speaker will kill it or the blanket use of the inquiry will kill any meaningful response .

    Meanwhile daily reports of unexpected early deaths – look squirrels


    • MarkyMark says:

      1 child dies of climate change – ban cars and charge £12.50.
      1 presenter dies of jab – shut up for the sake of everyone.

      Lisa Shaw death: Legal action ‘only option’ for husband
      5 April


      The husband of a BBC presenter who died due to complications from the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine says taking legal action is his only option.

      Lisa Shaw, 44, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died in May 2021 a week after her first jab.

      Gareth Eve said despite trying to “engage with the government, MPs and three prime ministers” no-one had “reached out” in return.

      Gareth Eve said … no-one had “reached out” in return.


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Seems the outgoing PM is to make a speech saying the cost of green crap is going to be cut – for taxpayers . That will not only be a lie but also a failure to appreciate that he and his blue Labour Party is already doomed …. Maybe he is just trying to reduce the coming red labour majority ….

    … although whoever thought that sending starmer to lick the …face … of the French enemy president need a head exam …just stupid and a reminder of how pro EU red labour is – we never left – and already have ‘associate membership ‘…


  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – there has been a leak to the BBC.

    Goodness, gracious, I am surprised! Not. A dose of common sense has apparently hit the Conservative Party’s Prime Minister and he may be about to ‘water down’ or push back the proposed ban on the sale of new internal combustion engined (ICE, Fed) cars. That will bring forth opposition from Theresa May MP but maybe some plaudits from Liz Truss. It will preserve for a while longer the jobs of auto workers in the UK.

    The BBC will not like it but, hey, they love an opportunity to attack Rishi Sunak and his Government.

    I expect the BBC’s lack of balance on this will be overlooked by OFCOM.

    (Note to Fed: I think Starmer has already lost the Red Wall seats. I know that Boris is no longer around to charm the socks off previous Labour voters in the Red Wall constituencies. Even so, I reckon Rishi will beat Terry May’s record in 2017 and probably get a majority of around ten to fifteen seats.)


  18. MarkyMark says:

    Many have been turned down on causation, despite having evidence from multiple consultants that their injuries started following vaccination and despite receiving exemptions and despite having an adverse reaction recorded in their permanent medical records. Only 127 claimants have received an award, while 177 claims were unsuccessful solely because they did not meet the 60 per cent disablement criteria, even though causation was accepted. ”


    Former deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam joins Moderna as clinical adviser
    BMJ 2023; 382 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p1927 (Published 21 August 2023)
    Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p1927


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    Art or artifice edition

    On the morning when the Times newspaper positively laps up the BBC’s faux pearl-clutching act: BBC chief’s disgust at Brand radio broadcasts… “completely unacceptable” material… appalled when listening back to Brand’s shows that the BBC broadcast during his time as a presenter on Radio 2 and 6 Music between 2006 and 2008…

    It was a different time, as they say?

    Scottish producer, songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris recorded a lyric track released as his debut single in March 2007 – slap bang in the middle of Russell Brand’s tenure as a BBC radio disc jockey – you may recall: “It was acceptable in the 80s… It was acceptable at the time”

    With the BBC now expunging Russell Brand’s recently noticed ‘”completely unacceptable” material’ from the records we won’t any longer be able to hear him introducing that song, or other contemporary music on his old radio shows.

    I know 1970s humour is now considered unacceptably racist, misogynistic, fat-shaming… and mean to mother-in-laws… but 2006 to 2008… is that now considered an unacceptable era? Wasn’t it New Labour?

    And where exactly has Tim Davie, 56, been living, never to have been aware of Russell Brand’s schtick… in a cave? Where was the BBC boss in the 2000s, locked away in a closet with Phillip Schofield, perhaps? But I digress.

    Well, we suppose they didn’t call it the naughties for nothing.

    Off to the virtual Gulag with Russell Brand and all his works.

    Meanwhile, frontpage cultural pin-up in the Guardian: ‘There’s no getting away from her’ Critic Adrian Searle salutes a relentless and dazzling retrospective of the art of Marina Abramović

    In case you were wondering…

    Ben Davis writing in Art News (April 2020) tends to dismiss the notion that Ms Abramović stands at the centre of a Satanisic elite bent on performing their ritualistic practices in semi-plain sight of the dumb masses – as some nutty internet conspiracy theorists would claim. However, he does note…

    ...footage of an obscure ’90s Marina Abramović performance called “Spirit Cooking” containing pig-blood graffiti and occult slogans…

    [At] 2011 LA MOCA gala Abramović organized… Dubbed An Artist’s Life Manifesto, it saw her serve up low-paid naked women as human centerpieces for wealthy guests. Accompanying promos saw Abramović loudly declare her love of US banks and financiers as the new Medicis even as the fallout of the Great Recession was still mauling surrounding society… like a rich theater kid’s Goth-themed birthday…

    An Artist’s Life Manifesto was perfectly engineered to be a symbol of alienating decadence for anyone looking in who was actually angry about the disintegrating state of the world.

    The easy impulse to dismiss… “tinfoil hat” material is actually destructive if it comes off as if it is dismissing any of these real and really felt facts…

    …there really is an arrogant elite that acts with impunity; the CIA really has done unconscionably horrible things; the corporate media absolutely is totally warped by money and power in ways that compromise it – Careful, Ben… too much of that sort of talk and you may find the powers that be do a Russell Brand on you. I jest of course.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes 2006 – 2008 ‘the brand years ‘ was a very long time ago indeed . Maybe any programme more than a year old should have one of those long warnings at the start about ‘reflecting the times ‘ or ‘May cause offence ‘ ( as used with the like of Dads’ Army – which many nazis might find offensive ) ….

      Maybe the bbc inquiry will publish transcripts of the sort of sexually offensive words the brand used during his years at the BBC – it can be published in the Christmas edition of the Radio Times …

      Just following on from this – I wonder how many complsints were made against brand during his broadcasting years – and what happened to them – presumably the complaint was ‘noted ‘ those involved ‘informed ‘ but there was no breach of BBC rules ….


      • MarkyMark says:

        Huw Edwards laughs!


        • Up2snuff says:

          AISI “disgust at Brand radio broadcasts… “completely unacceptable” material… appalled when listening back to Brand’s shows that the BBC broadcast during his time as a presenter on Radio 2 and 6 Music between 2006 and 2008…

          It was a different time, as they say?”

          Remind me, which Political Party were governing the UK back then?

          Hhhmmmnnn …..


  20. Sluff says:

    Just thinking about this morning’s a. BBC ‘scoop’ that Rishi might ditch some of the eco-warrior stuff and b. The unexpected drop in inflation.
    I’ve very belatedly realised that the dictionary definition of the word ‘analysis’ has been altered by the BBC.

    The BBC definition of ‘analysis’ is ‘ the desperate search for bad or negative news or spin when the news story from the government is generally good’.


    • Guest Who says:

      In BBC hands ‘analysis’ has long been a joke.

      From Toenails to Justingeddon, it also covers running an activist press release from the cubicle as an ‘investigation’.


  21. MarkyMark says:

    Russel Brand … “Meanwhile, Gandhi was challenging that abstinence in his own way. He set up ashrams in which he began his first “experiments” with sex; boys and girls were to bathe and sleep together, chastely, but were punished for any sexual talk. Men and women were segregated, and Gandhi’s advice was that husbands should not be alone with their wives, and, when they felt passion, should take a cold bath.

    The rules did not, however, apply to him. Sushila Nayar, the attractive sister of Gandhi’s secretary, also his personal physician, attended Gandhi from girlhood. She used to sleep and bathe with Gandhi. When challenged, he explained how he ensured decency was not offended. “While she is bathing I keep my eyes tightly shut,” he said, “I do not know … whether she bathes naked or with her underwear on. I can tell from the sound that she uses soap.” The provision of such personal services to Gandhi was a much sought-after sign of his favour and aroused jealousy among the ashram inmates.”



  22. MarkyMark says:



  23. andyjsnape says:

    Under the heading “The top stories from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland” on the bbc webshte

    Child wore nappy to school due to lack of appropriate toilets

    Top story in the bbc world


  24. MarkyMark says:

    “The internal Labour Party disciplinary against me is fraudulent…As a Black woman, and someone on the left of the Labour Party, I have unfortunately been forced to reach the conclusion that I will not get a fair hearing from this Labour leadership.”
    Diane Abbott


    Questions are now sexist … see how we can’t even talk about problems … “When it comes to sexism, some Sky news presenters need to look at themselves to. (I’m a victim) ” {youtube – @2:23 – Emily Thornberry}

    What really upsets (emotion) me, about your attitude to me (asking a question), you do this with me (victim). I don’t remember you doing it with anybody else you know (I’m a victim)” {youtube – @0:19 – Emily Thornberry}



  25. MarkyMark says:

    Remove all Ghandi statues and books … bbc to remove all offending material …

    The rules did not, however, apply to him (Ghandi). Sushila Nayar, the attractive sister of Gandhi’s secretary, also his personal physician, attended Gandhi from girlhood. She used to sleep and bathe with Gandhi. When challenged, he explained how he ensured decency was not offended. “While she is bathing I keep my eyes tightly shut,”



  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    We keep getting lots of lefties (for balance) on GBN and Talk TV and I keep hearing them repeating that green energy is so much cheaper than the dirty energy we are currently using.
    I can just about afford my energy bills so I think I ought to be so grateful that we are not paying the huge energy bills we would be paying if we didn’t have these hundreds of thousands of windmills and solar panels.
    I think we got lucky there.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “It turns out that massive wind turbines may interfere with marine radar systems, making it risky for both big ships passing through shipping channels near offshore wind farms and smaller vessels navigating around them.2 Mar 2022”


    • MarkyMark says:

      Last August, Joe Biden signed into law the misleadingly labelled Inflation Reduction Act, which will release hundreds of billions of dollars of subsidies and tax breaks, over a decade, in support of US industry’s green energy transition. (Estimates for its total value range from $500bn to more than $1tn.)11 Sept 2023


  27. G says:

    Welsh petition against 20 mph risen to 264,000 and rising by the thousands over 15mins or so.


    Population of Wales? – 3,105,000’ish.


    (264,000 / 3105000) x 100 = 8.5%

    Labour majority from 2021:


    That Labour run of 25years in power may well end next time round. Is Drakeford (a non-driver apparently) dim?

    I understand the ‘Consultation’ for the 20mph limit was conducted in Cardiff and only approached students and women in the city centre.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Welsh vote at 16
      Join ISIS at 15


    • G says:

      287,000 signatures approx. at 1430. 9.24% and climbing.

      If Duckford ignores the public wishes in this de facto, ‘referendum’ then dictatorship has already descended. If the public win and the 20MPH is withdrawn, this paradigm will be used throughout the rest of the UK for ’15-Minute Cities’ and all the rest of top-down abuse of the public.


  28. Dickie says:


  29. Fedup2 says:

    Now that a met police firearms officer is to be charged with murder for doing his job – I wonder if the rest of them will ‘down guns ‘ in the same way other areas of employment would -..?


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Fedup2

      I was just reading about the met police firearms offices, and thought the same

      Its best just to let certain people get away with anything they want, or the race card is played

      Remember in the old days, when people just said Fair Cop


    • tomo says:

      I’ve seen Met firearms officers handling weapons at the old US Embassy in ways that I have to assume would’ve had them toothbrushing the parade ground if they were squaddies.

      I do not react well to seeing swaggering armed police leveling their machine guns at the public with their fingers *through* the the trigger guard on the trigger.

      I’ve also interacted with provincial armed police officers who were straight out of “Police Academy” Tackleberry mould.


  30. taffman says:

    Forget carbon net zero, how about Migration Net Zero ?
    Get HMS Kent to Stop the Boats.


  31. Dickie says:

    Oh no, not the old “Russians are fighting with shovels” crap again. Daily Express really scraping the barrel – again:



  32. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Yesterday Ian Collins on talk tv called GB News a “downmarket tv channel”

    This was posted on FB by Nigel today:

    A massive day for British broadcasting and for GB News.

    For the first time ever we beat Sky News, BBC News and Talk TV for the whole day.

    Ofcom will come after us even harder now. You watch!


    • MarkyMark says:

      Mark Steyn, GB News, 4 October 2022, 20:00; 5 October 2022, 02:00
      This programme included an interview between presenter Mark Steyn and a guest, Dr Naomi Wolf.
      During the interview, Naomi Wolf made serious claims about the Covid-19 vaccine, including that its
      rollout amounted to a pre-meditated crime – “mass murder” – and was comparable to the actions of
      “doctors in pre-Nazi Germany”. Ofcom received 422 complaints that alleged these comments were
      “dangerous” and included “misinformation” that went “unopposed”.

      Click to access Mark-Steyn-GB-News-Decision.pdf

      BBC ” included “misinformation” that went “unopposed”. ”

      BBC EVERY DAY ” included “misinformation” that went “unopposed”. ”

      BBC NOW ” included “misinformation” that went “unopposed”. ”



  33. Fedup2 says:

    Listening to the world at one

    They role out that idiot – John selwyn gummer – who clearly doesn’t give a damn about the welfare of ordinary people to explain why the green crap trumps our interests –

    Then -the tired old – Jacob Rees mogg – Who isn’t so pro green crap as he was when nut nut mis ran the country – who needs red labour when there are these fools in charge .

    There is some green crap dates upto 2050 – which is just fundamentally dumb – and treats the UK as the monopoly cause of their global warming lie ….

    Don’t forget to burn that diesel / methane / petrol —- rev those engines …


  34. Jeff says:

    I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m a member of Kew Gardens…though I’m not sure how much longer I can put up with their constant politicking.

    Yesterday I got an email telling me of upcoming events in the gardens and greenhouses. Oh goody, I thought…maybe something about growing your own or propagating pomegranates, but no…

    Unfortunately, Kew were informing me that they will be celebrating “diversity” and showing support for the LBGBQT PLUS community. “Oh Gawd”, I groaned.

    Apparently the Temperate House will be given over to a show of “queer nature” (?????) and during the evenings there will be “queer entertainment” for those 18 and above only. I don’t even want to think about it…

    I emailed back, “You’re turning my beloved Kew into a woke laughing stock. Return to what you do best…and what we pay you to do…”

    This morning I received another missive from Kew. Uh-oh, I thought, they’re cancelling my membership; thankfully I was wrong, but…

    They were telling me that they have closed the gardens today due to the “extraordinary climate situation”. They must have been referring to Hurricane Nigel, which will be sweeping past today. There was hardly any evidence of it this morning.
    I looked out the window and…hmmm, a bit breezy, but nothing to write home about.

    God’s teeth, we’re becoming a nation of fretting jessies…


  35. Guest Who says:


    The unelectable held to account by the uniquely funded.


    • StewGreen says:

      JHB quotes a R4Today tweet
      where Alok Sharma a Climate extremist speaks of doom
      which has had 91K views and got 590 Likes

      Her own tweet has has 15K views and has 330 Likes

      Replies to R4Today which are anti green get 10 Likes
      pro green replies are numerous but get no Likes

      A lefty shill jpurno moves in to help Greenn;ob PR

      She addsNEW: Boris Johnson says that “business must have certainty” about the UK’s net zero commitments.
      Former PM warns Rishi Sunak “we cannot afford to falter now or in any way lose our ambition for this country”.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Name of donor: All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Ltd
      Address of donor: Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE
      Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the Royal Box at Wimbledon, total value £862
      Date received: 13 July 2023
      Date accepted: 13 July 2023
      Donor status: company, registration 07546773
      (Registered 24 July 2023)

      Name of donor: The Trilateral Commission
      Address of donor: 95, rue d’Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France
      Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, value £381
      Destination of visit: New Delhi
      Dates of visit: 10-12 March 2023
      Purpose of visit: To attend and speak at the Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting.
      (Registered 06 April 2023)



    • Terminal Moraine says:

      She’s posted today:

      “Excited to be shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at Society of Editor Awards! For Radio 4’s Marianna in Conspiracyland pod, Panorama investigation Elon Musk’s Twitter storm, Americast & Disaster Trolls. Hits with audience & thanks to those who trust me to investigate.”

      The Society of Editors tagline… ‘fighting for media freedom’.

      You can’t make this shit up.



      • MarkyMark says:


        “Winston had disliked her from the very first moment of seeing her. He knew the reason. It was because of the atmosphere of hockey−fields and cold baths and community hikes and general clean−mindedness which she managed to carry about with her. He disliked nearly all women, and especially the young and pretty ones. It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers−out of unorthodoxy.”
        ― George Orwell, 1984


      • tomo says:

        Get an award for tying her shoelaces next?

        – or does she exclusively use elasticated slip ons?


  36. digg says:

    Khan, Drakeford, Sturgeon….

    What do they have in common?

    They have all unilaterally forced in generally hated policies with huge impacts on peoples lives and livelihoods.

    They all furtively forced their policies through without public backing or approval.

    They are all deaf to any opposition.

    These specimens should be made to realise that they and their policies are paid for by the general public and must be made to take public attitudes into account before they are allowed to just plop in any regulation they personally wish.

    If it comes to it, it should be mandatory that any proposal that is likely to have a significant impact on citizens should be subject to sign-off by those very citizens who will pick up the cost and aftermath. Otherwise they are effectively operating as a Junta.

    We can all guess where this current trajectory is headed, they will continue go after any social habit with which they personally disagree, be it pub or night club opening hours, limits or outright bans on any product or service that they personally think is “anti-social”. Bans on any right to decide for yourself how you will heat your home, what car you might own….etc.

    It is hard for me to comprehend why on Earth these specimens get voted in. It’s like Turkeys voting for Christmas.

    When a George Orwell wrote 1984 he could never of imagined that a real “Big Brother” style population control would come to pass which is exactly what people like these are trying to do.


  37. StewGreen says:

    All the establishment NEWS channels have been showing the same continuous live footage of CharlieBoy the WEF PR man’s trip to Paris
    : BBCnews, Comcast Skynews, GBnews, TalkTV

    GBnews footage has BBC ex-royal correspondent Michael Cole doing the commentary

    The footage shows Charlie the planet saver trundling along in a massive C02 spewing 30 vehicle motorcade


  38. MarkyMark says:

    Revealed: almost everyone in Europe is breathing toxic air
    Guardian investigation finds 98% of Europeans breathing highly damaging polluted air linked to 400,000 deaths a year