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. Doublethinker says:

    The supposed ‘row back’ from net zero implementation dates is window dressing designed to save a few votes and seats. If by a miracle the Tories retain power it will be reversed. Sunak is a globalist and will comply with the WEF plans.
    There is ludicrous article in the Telegraph today by the climate Secretary, Coutinho, about taking the public with them on Net Zero . It’s widely derided by readers in the comments section who are sick of being propagandised about climate change and it’s supposed causes.
    But the ‘row back’ will help us identify which Tory MPs are still ‘sound’ ( few) and which are globalist ( many) . It’s very similar to Brexit in that regard.
    The advice must remain as vote for any candidate who is right of centre and don’t vote for anyone from LibLabCon unless they are one of the few above. If there aren’t any suitable candidates on the ballot just write None if the Above. But do vote against LibLabCon they must be made aware of how much they are despised by the people.


  2. Thoughtful says:

    Absolute proof that the UK government is involved in trying to shut down Russell Brands freedom of speech, and the right of people like us to hear that speech because it goes against the Marxist principles of the uniparty.


    • MarkyMark says:

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

      2018 … In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY – UK South Yorkshire Police, 2018

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

      2018 … **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**



    • digg says:

      These idiots are now shooting themselves in the foot with this juvenile rush to cancel people crap.


      They need reminding that innocent until proven guilty is a standard and that in this case there are not even any charges in place.

      So this is about their own feel good “saviour” status regardless of the actual facts or truth.

      I would think Brand has a pretty strong case for defamation and damages against this stupid idiot screeching woman.


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Still can’t view rumble in France, apparently the French government want them (rumble) to censor.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I can’t understand why the caretaker king has gone to France . The French will never be our friends – as witnessed by their exporting of their third world trash . They should be treated accordingly ….


        • Thoughtful says:

          The British crown has a claim on the throne of France after the battle of Agincourt – something for which the French bear a grudge (and don’t mention Crecy!)

          Henry V married the mad French Kings daughter, and took the Fleur de Lys as a heraldic symbol incoroprated with the three lions.

          Alas then we had a first mad kind in Henry VI who founded the rotten school at Windsor and lost all his French territories, although he was allegedly crowned King of France his retinue scarpered immediately afterwards.


  3. Dickie says:

    United States interventions in foreign countries:

    Click to access R42738.pdf



  4. MarkyMark says:

    Rishi says he has given you 5 years extra to drive old tech! All praise Rishi!



    • G says:


      The Government hasn’t realised yet that Brits are on the cusp of ignoring any legislation that Government clings on too. Eventually, will we see the UK’s “Ceaușescu” moment ?

      Be warned Rich Sunak / Drakeford / Bliar et al.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Covid has shown everyone is compliant …



      • Fedup2 says:

        I disagree – that’s one of the national weaknesses – which I share – the ability to moan a lot but not do much – or anything – about it .
        Only exceptional errors by the political class – the brexit referendum – demonstrated the gulf in ‘democracy ‘ between the desire of the people versus that corrupt political class .

        Remainers point to the 52/48 result but that was in the face of a propaganda onslaught by the likes of the BBC

        Only shortages will drive protest – but that is as likely to be against each other as opposed to a corrupt undemocratic British State


  5. taffman says:

    “Warning petrol ban delay may hit electric car sales”
    IMHO they were being “hit” anyway . They were far too expensive and unreliable due to lack of charging points and facilities.


  6. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the BBC in a total tizzie over Rishi’s rollback

    Evidence, if it were needed, that the BBC are fully involved in the Climate Cult came this morning with the concentration on ‘Rishi’s Rollback’ and Nick’s interview with the PM. No sense of humour, unlike Chris Packham, their very own BBC brownie‘greenie’. Thanks & h/t to ajs.

    Contrast this with Nick Robinson’s Climate Change interview with a gentleman from the BTO, that’s British Trust for Ornithology, Fed. Nick teed up questions for the BTO interviewee and unlike his interview with the PM, Nick did not break the first rule of radio interviewing and talk over the BTO interviewee. It was full on BBC Climate Cult cosy chat with the BTO bod.


    Will OFCOM do anything about it? No. I think not.


  7. taffman says:

    “UK interest rate decision set to be close call after inflation ”
    Consider this scenario : Interest rates go up, houses get repossessed, the Home Office buys up, or rents the said houses and fills them up with the all the “illegals” that are presently languishing in all the 4 Star hotels?
    “Stop the Boats” we are full.


    • 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?




  8. MarkyMark says:

    Visitors to a new Royal Academy exhibition must squeeze between two nude models to enter it.

    The unusual installation is part of a career retrospective of Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović.

    There is a separate entrance for those who are uncomfortable squeezing through the nude performers.




    • taffman says:

      I suppose that putting the bloke standing there with an erection is cheaper that installing a turnstile ?


      • MarkyMark says:

        Insert coins into the lady bonus hole?


        Now health professionals are urged to call vaginas ‘bonus holes’ to avoid offending trans or non-binary patients
        EXCLUSIVE: Women’s rights campaigners say term is misogynistic and wrong
        It appears in a glossary of words for health professionals to think about using
        By DAN SALES

        PUBLISHED: 09:31, 8 July 2023 | UPDATED: 16:27, 8 July 2023


  9. Flotsam says:

    What a way to run a Country, we are governed by idiots, Britain is on the road to ruin. The drive to net zero is a ridiculous farce driven by global business interests, climate hysteria fanatics and devious politicians.

    Energy security has been compromised, energy costs have soared. The 2030 drive to stop production of diesel and petrol cars only was so obviously and laughably unachievable that it’s obvious that the people driving this agenda don’t have a clue, putting this back by five years is insignificant. There are so many issues in creating the infrastructure that will take decades to make this goal achievable. EV’s will never be able to provide all transport needs. There will always be a need for IC vehicles.

    Heat pumps? Expensive nonsense. Expensive to install and run On a large scale heat pumps can’t be supplied without huge investment in electrical supply infrastructure.

    What shocks me is the degree to which climate propaganda has created hysteria which seems to have stripped people of objective and reasonable judgement. Most of the people promoting this green stuff come from the metropolitan middle classes.

    Perhaps because science, engineering and technological knowledge is so sadly lacking in the general population and ruling classes it’s been possible for a ruthless cadre of climate fanatics to take over the agenda.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “What shocks me is the degree to which climate propaganda has created hysteria which seems to have stripped people of objective and reasonable judgement. Most of the people promoting this green stuff come from the metropolitan middle classes.”


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      It is called ‘nudge’ after the book by Richard Thaler (who went on to win the Nobel prize in economics) and Cass Sunstein which set out how people are not the rational economic actors beloved of conventional economic theory – but can be influenced by “choice architecture” into making better choices in their own interests.



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      “Perhaps because science, engineering and technological knowledge is so sadly lacking in the general population and ruling classes it’s been possible for a ruthless cadre of climate fanatics to take over the agenda.”

      No ‘perhaps’ about it Flotsam.

      Blair HATED (hard) science and engineering with a vengeance, or perhaps he simply distrusted something which was way beyond his (very limited) understanding. Music and ‘Cool Britannia’ he felt he understood, and although I’m sure he didn’t understand ‘the city’ he believed it could churn out lots of nice ‘clean’ cash, unlike ‘dirty’, ‘old’ manufacturing.

      I vividly New Labour’s rather strange campaign questioning why engineers were ‘so well paid’ in the late 90s. Being a recently qualified, young, graduate engineer at the time, I didn’t really understand what all the ‘old lags’ were so up in arms about him and why New Labour were so reviled. I do now, 25 years later.

      People blame Thatcher for the ‘destruction of UK industry’, maybe, maybe not, it doesn’t really chime with my personal experience. It was under the Tories (and Thatcher’s policies) that I was sponsored to study science and engineering, and I recall the aging British manufacturing industries of the late 80s/early 90s being forced to modernise and deunionise, but still full of optimism and potential.

      It was Blair’s government that seems to me, to have been the death knell of British industry, almost entirely due to the exportation of it all to the Far East – mostly China, some to Malaysia, or Korea, and to a lesser extent to Mainland Europe, as encouraged and funded by the EU.

      It was sudden and it was drastic, in the late 90s there were still plenty of potential employers in the local region for someone like me, by the early 2000s there were pretty much only half a dozen options within commutable range (one of whom I ended up with). There was also a noticeable decline in pay within the sector, which hasn’t changed in the last 20, odd years. To the extent what was once a well paid and respected profession is now below average in terms of both.

      In the same period I’m sure I’ve noticed (maybe I’m just more aware) a drastic ‘dumbing down’ of politicians. A reversion? To ‘Old Etonians’ representing ‘old money’ and privilege, rather than inspired individuals raised up from us masses by their own abilities, the kind of people who would logically include scientists and engineers.

      People forget Thatcher was a Chemistry graduate, from a very ordinary background, she understood science, and she wouldn’t have had any ‘net zero’, or ‘just stop oil’, or ‘war on plastic’ crap. I didn’t appreciate her when she was in power – her foolish ‘poll tax’ was ill thought through and presumably rushed. As a penniless teenager at the time, how did she think I was going to pay it, or my equally squeezed (interest rates through the roof) parents for me? But, is what we’ve got any different really? At least I didn’t have ludicrous university fees to pay.

      – end of rant, but yes, Flotsam, our ‘elite’ (self appointed and anything but) show a dismal lack of understanding of real science, or engineering (and many other things).


      • Flotsam says:

        I’ve been in engineering all my life. Pay and status have always been low. I have a friend who did an electronic engineering degree about 20 years ago. He went into industry but found the deal poor, we often talked about his situation and I basically suggested he did something else. He re-trained as a Solicitor and now has his own thriving practice.

        On the recent Sunak climb down, the fact that he’s made the changes he has does discredit the level of competence of the Government’s advisors and stupid legislation. Decisions to go “green”, wreck the economy and turn us into paupers are driven by the most spurious of unscientific claims.

        I notice that the green zealots point to us losing the leading edge in green jobs and industry. From what I can see most of the consumer facing companies working in the green sector are run by spivs, con-men and rip off merchants subsidised with taxpayer money, I include the big energy companies.

        Windmills? made in Denmark and Germany.
        EV’s? China.
        Solar cells? China.


        • Fedup2 says:

          It’s such a shallow con – but now accepted as unholy writ . There can be no question – no challenge – an undemocratic 2050 picked out of the fresh air – dominating our time and sending the kids to mental treatment because they are being told they are doomed .

          As for engineering – the country stopped producing people who could teach engineering . Instead – media studies – and lawyers and PPE …..

          Another reason why the UK is rapidly heading to the third world ….. as the third world heads for us


      • tomo says:

        Blair HATED (hard) science and engineering with a vengeance, or perhaps he simply distrusted something which was way beyond his (very limited) understanding.

        I’d not heard that before – but I did see some video of Obama hosting a white House reception for STEM kids. His obvious arrogance, ignorance and clear distaste for engineering and solid tech was not edited out of the segment I saw – he was sneering and dismissive.

        I recall BAAS doing a Westminster MP questionnaire (multiple choice) where something like 90% of respondents couldn’t pick the correct number for the boiling point of water.


    • taffman says:

      Repeat , who voted for Rishi Sunak ?
      Who voted for mass invasion ?
      Who voted for ‘Net Zero” ?
      Next time vote for Reform UK or UKIP.


  10. MarkyMark says:

    Video site Rumble has hit out at a UK Parliamentary committee that asked if it would cut Russell Brand’s income in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

    Dame Caroline Dinenage, chair of the House of Commons media committee, wrote to Rumble to say she was “concerned” that he could profit from his content.

    But Rumble said that was “an extremely disturbing letter” and that the company would not “join a cancel culture mob”.



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  11. andyjsnape says:

    Russell Brand is still front page news on the bbc website!

    Honestly! any news to report other than something you want to go on and on about


    • MarkyMark says:

      Smethwick sculpture to celebrate women who wear hijabs
      1 day ago




      Women in Iran face 10 years in jail for not wearing hijab
      UN describes draconian law passed by country’s parliament as ‘gender apartheid’

      Tara Cobham
      15 hours ago



      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Do women who wear the hijab CHOOSE to wear it (as it states in that inscription)?

        Some probably, but the vast majority, definitely don’t, as proven by how quickly they ditch it given half a chance.

        Would the average follower of Islam “love and respect” any woman who CHOSE to wear a miniskirt, or a bikini? Would they hell.


        • JohnC says:

          Quite the contrary BBC.

          The Muslim rape gangs target white girls who show flesh and wear make-up because they think they deserve it.

          You will never see that simple fact on the BBC – even though it strikes to very core of their feminist agenda. Because they are the most stupendous of double-standard hypocrites.

          The word ‘chooses’ in that plaque is an insult to most Muslim women who wear it because they have to. The only strength she knows is her husband’s – who she was probably forced to marry.


      • vlad says:

        That piece of ‘art’ is appropriately ugly for a tribute to oppression, and reminiscent of the brutalism of monuments to Stalin.
        I wonder who is paying for that cr*p?

        Meanwhile, women are dying for the right not to wear the hated hijab.


      • G says:


        Which number is she on the four wife, ‘wifey’ line-up?


  12. MarkyMark says:

    Has BBC Cancelled all the Lizzo content on iPlayer? If not why not?


    Lizzo dancers Arianna Davis and Crystal Williams: ‘No one speaks out, they are scared’
    2 August


  13. JohnC says:

    UK interest rate decision set to be close call after inflation fall

    Not interested in the article : I don’t trust anything the BBC tell me now. I know it’s not lies because they will be caught out, but it will certainly be deliberately misleading to the casual reader who doesn’t spot their careful wording.

    I’m more interested in the HYS these days and the Leftist troll farm the BBC willingly allow.

    This comment:

    ‘Rich Tory donors gain from both.’ has 111 upticks and 116 downticks.

    If the troll farm was engaged, I guarantee it would be 400 upticks to about 30 downticks.

    That’s the kind of ‘democracy’ the Left like and is one of the many reasons I am certain they cheated at the last election in the USA.

    This time it is likely they will use the legal system to do it. By ‘legal system’ I mean the same one they are using against Brand – the totally corrupt one. It has already started against Trump.


  14. Dickie says:

    UK Government internet censorship under the pretext of protecting children from on line “harm” but quite OK with trans pervs grooming children in libraries and sexualising children in schools.




  15. MarkyMark says:

    “…the Government is minded that media appearances, books or journalism should in due course be formally exempted from the business appointment rules (whilst still maintaining duty of confidentiality requirements). This recognises also the importance of the rights to free speech within the law. This ‘minded to’ approach is therefore guiding in the assessment of appropriate steps on this particular issue.”



    Jeremy Corbyn was paid by an Iranian state TV station that was complicit in the forced confession of a tortured journalist
    Adam Payne Jul 2, 2016, 12:09 PM GMT+1


  16. MarkyMark says:

    “This recognises also the importance of the rights to free speech within the law. This ‘minded to’ approach is therefore guiding in the assessment of appropriate steps on this particular issue.”



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

    2018 … In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY – UK South Yorkshire Police, 2018

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

    2018 … **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**


  17. Tabs says:

    Check out this ratio


    • tomo says:

      Swamp stenographer Rachel Schraer eh?

      If I see that name on a byline – it’s certain to be a warmed over copy ‘n paste job.

      Wonder what the going rate for that gig is these days – £70k anybody?


  18. Fedup2 says:

    No rate rise – more inflation …


  19. Jeff says:

    I noticed a lot of the usual commentariat getting very animated about Wishy Washy’s decision to delay “net zero”.

    Of course, all the usual suspects, including our former tubster PM, think this is an absolute disaster…while others think it’s a wonderful and brave decision…As if…

    I can’t get excited about it. He’s still committed us to net zero, he’s just slightly delayed it.
    In my opinion we shouldn’t be indulging in these green fantasies anyway. Leave those to neurotic teenagers and George Moonbat. Grown-ups should be making grown up decisions. We’re built on coal, oil and gas and we have nuclear potential; all tried, tested and trustworthy.

    Anyway, nothing we do will make the slightest difference to the overall carbon output. It’s like saying we’re not going to piss in the Pacific, big deal. This is grandstanding with the welfare of our poorest citizens at stake.

    The only difference between Wishy and Starmer is the speed they’re going. Both are driving us (in solar powered vehicles, of course) towards the same destination; net zero. Starmer is in the fast lane, while Sunak has taken his foot off the throttle and we’re pootling along at 60mph.

    That’s it…


    • Terminal Moraine says:


    • tomo says:

      Driving ealier I turned Radio 4 on – the tut-tutting and censorious gormless nitwits were out in force …


      IIRC sanctimonious CCC head prat Chris Stark (£159k per annum) was gobbing off unchallenged.


  20. tomo says:

    Doesn’t explain everything but ….

    seems to explain quite a lot….


    The Cluster B Society


    • MarkyMark says:

      “American culture has been sent adrift. In a new short film, I show how a strange new pattern of psychopathologies has deranged our institutions and plunged our public life into hysteria, narcissism, and moral theatrics—all in the name of “care.”

      Welcome to the Cluster B Society:”


  21. Terminal Moraine says:

    Live feed now:

    “Chris is a plumbing and heating engineer in Birmingham. Speaking to the BBC’s Radio 5 Live, he says ‘change needs to happen’ but is unclear how to make it work for everyone.

    He was on call at a house fixing a boiler when he called the radio, and questions how the residents are going to afford a heat pump or a ground source. “We’ve just got to keep progressing, haven’t we?” he says. “But the problem we’ve got is how do we progress and include everybody.”

    The one plumber in the country who’s worried about inclusion and social justice. What are the odds?



    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Terminal

      Maybe the rich, such as the PM could buy Heat Pumps, and the rest of us buy gas boilers – which work fine, and more within the average persons budget

      Its a step towards what the elite want. They want, they pay


      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Andy nice idea, I fear the ‘one planet’ mantra doesn’t include disposable income equity, we’ll be on very different planets to them.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Heat Pump prices
        Heat pump prices vary considerably but for an air source heat pump you are probably looking at something in the range of £12-£15,000 inclusive of system design and installation. That is before the £5,000 in government funding under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is taken into account. So, the actual amount typically paid is between £7-£10,000.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast
      BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday 3 January 2018

      During a phone-in on the programme a contributor, Danielle Tiplady was introduced as a staff nurse. We should have established and made clear on air that she was a political activist.




  22. Thoughtful says:

    Here is a heads up for something which might affect you personally.

    Another doom and gloom post I’m afraid, but there doesn’t appear much relief at present.



    Stocks of certain fuel oils including heating oil are running low. Russia has reportedly closed refineries for ‘maintenance’ and because the corrupt elites are completely corrupt they have decided we don’t need sufficient refining capacity and need to import diesel other more enlightened states produce in the their countries.

    I expect many people will be thinking now “I don’t have a diesel car so this won’t affect me”
    Think again.
    Everything you buy is delivered by a truck or a van which runs on diesel, and even if it doesn’t run short the price of it will rise sharply causing prices to follow accordingly.
    This will cause inflation to rise, and well, you know how that ends.

    Queues at filling stations for diesel will affect those who want to buy Petrol too!


  23. MarkyMark says:

    The Countryside Alliance were more sympathetic, saying “The PM is right to provide significantly more time for people to transition to heat pumps, understanding that in some circumstances it just won’t work.”



    What you can get
    You can get one grant per property. Grants are available for:

    £5,000 towards an air source heat pump
    £6,000 towards a ground source heat pump (including water source heat pumps and those on shared ground loops)
    £5,000 towards a biomass boiler
    You cannot get a grant for a hybrid heat pump system (for example a combination of gas boiler and air source heat pump).

    The system you install must meet certain standards, such as minimum efficiency levels (your installer can advise you on these).

    The system’s maximum capacity must be less than 45kWth – anything over is not eligible.


    Heat Pump prices
    Heat pump prices vary considerably but for an air source heat pump you are probably looking at something in the range of £12-£15,000 inclusive of system design and installation. That is before the £5,000 in government funding under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is taken into account. So, the actual amount typically paid is between £7-£10,000.


  24. MarkyMark says:

    Mohammed bin Salman: ‘I don’t care’ about ‘sportswashing’ accusations


    Saudi crown prince asked Boris Johnson to intervene in Newcastle United bid
    This article is more than 2 years old
    Mohammed bin Salman warned of damage to Saudi-UK relations if Premier League refusal not ‘corrected’

    damage to Saudi-UK relations if Premier League refusal not ‘corrected’

    damage to Saudi-UK relations if Premier League refusal not ‘corrected’

    damage to Saudi-UK relations if Premier League refusal not ‘corrected’

    “If sportswashing is going to increase my GDP by 1%, then we’ll continue doing sportswashing,” Bin Salman said.


  25. MarkyMark says:

    A Tory source told Guido:

    “I assume ‘flags intended for ambush marketing’ doesn’t include the Union Jack. Perhaps CCHQ can clarify. Otherwise it’s obvious what will happen: those poor souls tasked with having to interpret and enforce this rule will err on the side of caution and ban all flags. So we’d have yet more bans and regulations, and this time quite an unpatriotic one, from a Party that’s supposed to be about freedom of thought and expression, not to mention pride in our country!”



    Isis flag raised at Syrian camp holding jihadi families
    Raising of flag is one of many similar incidents at camp in recent weeks

    Richard Hall
    Middle East correspondent
    Wednesday 17 July 2019 13:48



  26. MarkyMark says:

    American culture has been sent adrift. In a new short film, I show how a strange new pattern of psychopathologies has deranged our institutions and plunged our public life into hysteria, narcissism, and moral theatrics—all in the name of “care.”


    From John Gatto, it’s not just children that don’t want to know about the real working world anymore. Swap child for adults in the following article …

    The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This defies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of what big people were up to was always the most exciting occupation of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days and who can blame them? Toys are us. … Time for a return to democracy, individuality, and family. I’ve said my piece. Thank you. {naturalchild.org – john gatto – jan1990}

    relates to Westerners: Guilty of Reading the News {atestoneinstitute.org 27sep2017}

    – this is also why NewsPapers should link to a report if it is mentioned and not make it paywall’d



  27. atlas_shrugged says:


    > a strange new pattern of psychopathologies has deranged our institutions and plunged our public life into hysteria, narcissism, and moral theatrics—all in the name of “care.”

    The Unabomber saw this very early on and wrote a manifesto about a sickness he called ‘leftism’. I do not advocate his fix though:



    • MarkyMark says:

      If I click that link will Amber Rudd contact Savid Javid and refer me to Suella Braverman for re eduction? Thanks Atlas – see you in the Gulag.


  28. digg says:

    The Welsh 20mph blanket speed limit is simply a self appointed “medal” for Drakeford and his cronies with the ultra woke brigade.

    This move has little to do with safety but a lot to do with the push to end private car use by Joe Public.


    Has anyone in the Welsh Assembly considered the practical downsides?

    1. At 20 mph most vehicles will need to drive in a lower gear to stay within the limit. This means higher revs from the engine and thus more exhaust pollution. I invite anyone to try to drive at a steady 20mph in top gear to experience this!

    2. At 20mph cars will spend an extra 33% of time moving through the area, they are also likely to be much more nose-to-tail than before as vehicles create a caterpillar of traffic moving slowly, this combined with the lower gears being used means at least an extra 33% increase in exhaust emissions per mile travelled by every single car, motor-bike, bus and lorry.

    3. Road vehicles are specifically designed to be most efficient travelling in a high gear at minimum revs and this measure will cause excess engine and transmission wear over time, shortening the life of every vehicle.

    4. Driving in a constant queue of slow moving traffic requires considerably more use of the brakes which can only lead to more brake dust being spewed into suburban areas of Wales.

    It’s a mad, stupid and pointless exercise which will raise living costs for thousands if not millions, lower the air quality in built-up areas, deter tourists and crush local businesses. And all for brownie points with the greenies, WEF and The UN.

    People of Wales! remember you have a vote, you must use it when the time comes to put a stop to and reverse this creeping overbearing totalitarian sickness in your devolved “Government”.


  29. MarkyMark says:

    “Most of the conflict with the UK being outside of the [EU] arises inso far as the UK wants to diverge and do different things to the rest of our EU partners. Obviously the more we share values, the more we share a future together, the less the conflict. Actually different ways of solving problems become available… we don’t want to diverge, we don’t want to lower standards, we don’t want to rip up environmental standards…”



    Diverge ….


    Labour conference: Wrong to say that only women have a cervix, says Keir Starmer
    MP Rosie Duffield staying away from Brighton gathering over online threats

    Andrew Woodcock
    Political Editor
    Sunday 26 September 2021 13:54


    • G says:


      “…Rosie Duffield staying away from Brighton gathering over online threats”

      Our Klaus articulating his concerns about ‘Joe Public’

      With any luck, I’ll live long enough to see gallows erected on Parliament Square. We need our Ceaușescu moment to cleanse the elites.


  30. MarkyMark says:

    9 jan 2023 Sir Keir Starmer says he prefers Davos to Westminster.


  31. MarkyMark says:

    Five people suspected of spying for Russia are to be charged with conspiracy to conduct espionage.

    China denies interfering in UK politics after MI5 alert
    14 January 2022


    SECURITY WARNING Former British military could face jail if caught training Chinese fighter pilots
    Sophia Sleigh
    Published: 0:01, 17 Sep 2023


  32. pugnazious says:

    If you believe what the MSM & Co have been telling you, that there is no conspiracy to silence Russell Brand and shut down his inconvenient fact factory, then you might want to think again.

    Maybe the Times and C4 were just doing journalism but it’s clear that this has been used as an excuse by others to try and shut Brand up…or down.

    And now they’ve been rumbled….

    ‘Rumble rejects MPs’ demand to cave in to Russell Brand ‘cancel culture mob’ ‘
    ‘Rumble has rejected a “dangerous” demand by MPs to demonetise Russell Brand’s channel, as it vowed to shun “a cancel culture mob”.

    Dame Caroline Dinenage, the Tory chairman of the House of Commons culture, media and sport committee, wrote to the video platform on Wednesday to say she was “concerned” that the comedian, who has 1.4 million followers for his daily weekday shows, “may be able to profit from his content on the platform”.

    The committee is sending letters to numerous companies connected to Brand in the wake of four women accusing him of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, with the alleged incidents said to have taken place between 2006 and 2013 in the UK and United States.’

    As Rumble says…’deeply inappropriate and dangerous’ for the government to act like Big Brother and decide who is and is not able to speak.

    Will the BBC kick up a stink about such overstepping of the mark by politicians? The same BBC that loudly proclaims its ‘independence’ and the importance of being able to say what it likes.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It shows that there is no separation between red and blue labour . Dinage should be ashamed to call berself a Tory getting up to such antics .
      After all they are taking on a citizen who has not been charged or convicted of a crime – on the basis of a loosely formulated TV show . …..

      I have no time for brand – but MPs doing such things is an abuse of power and pretty frightening really . At least Dinage will be gone with the rest of the vermin next year …


    • MarkyMark says:

      Barry Gardiner took 500K from a chinese spy … ha ha ha ah aha ha … Tony Blair set fire to the middle east … ha ha ha ha ha ……


  33. pugnazious says:

    The BBC is sure Brand is a ‘conspiracy theorist’…because he discusses ‘The Great Reset’….something the BBC is absolutely desperate to refute….there is no Great Reset….really! That’s despite there being absolute, full-on proof it is happening.

    Here’s a BBC take-down of Brand….


    ‘Russell Brand: How the comedian built his YouTube audience on half-truths’

    Did he? The BBC tells us he did this by discussing issues from many angles and leaving the audience to make up their own minds….a sneaky way of getting them on-board with his crazy conspiracies….unlike the BBC which gives you a very limited, very controlled ‘debate’ and then tells you what to think.

    ‘The door to this new fan base might have creaked open when Brand first discussed “the Great Reset” – a vague set of proposals from an influential think tank to rebuild the global economy after Covid. Parallel to this real report, a hazy theory that this represented proof of a plot to control the world’s population and strip people of their freedoms, emerged. ‘

    Look at this junk reasoning…The BBC tells you Brand is spreading a Kremlin lie…by discussing it….

    ‘He speaks of a claim believed to have been sown by the Kremlin, that the war had something to do with the existence of US-funded “biolabs” in Ukraine.’

    But, er, hang on…..they then contradict themselves by showing that Brand didn’t believe the claims…..

    ‘”There are no biolabs in Ukraine – that’s a conspiracy theory,” Brand says. “There’s biological research facilities… but that’s completely different.”‘

    Soooo….Brand debunks the Kremlin claim and yet he is in league with Putin? Much like the Kremlin was ‘helping Trump’ by telling the world he was their man.

    The BBC accuses him of jumping on the band wagon….by discussing ‘hot-button’ topics….er…isn’t that what current affairs programmes do and every news programme? Brand’s vlog is political, it’s there to talk about ‘issues’….duh!

    Naturally Brand is a complete fraud and liar….but his loyal band of conspiracy theory junky followers will always back him……this is the whole point of this BBC hatchet-job….to discredit Brand and to portray him as dishonest and a liar, people only saying he brings us the facts out of loyalty…and stupidity….when of course he is a complete stranger to The Truth [lol…..maybe it is ‘his’ Truth ala Meghan Markle].

    ‘All this means, by the time the allegations were made, Brand’s subscribers included many who were mistrustful of the mainstream media and were happy to come to his defence.

    It was a ready-made following, Dr Jasper suggests, primed to say that he was being targeted for “telling the truth”.’


  34. tomo says:


  35. tomo says:

    Will she be doing constituency surgeries in prison?


  36. tomo says:

    “What is net zero”

    Why the “no caps” thing?



  37. MarkyMark says:


  38. Fedup2 says:

    Seems that the outgoing chancellor has said that tax cuts are ‘virtually impossible ‘ – and this is ‘news ‘- a Tory government throwing already borrowed money around even contemplating pre election bribes ….
    Red labour will really have an empty piggy bank and all the excuses in the world for increasing taxes – whatever promises they make now …..


  39. pugnazious says:

    ‘The casual authoritarianism of Caroline Dinenage’



  40. tomo says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      First Black faced PM!


    • MarkyMark says:

      The Libranos: What the media won’t tell you about Justin Trudeau’s corruption Paperback – 5 Sept. 2019

      Justin Trudeau’s term as prime minister has been a disaster, but you wouldn’t know it if your only source of news was the Media Party — the liberal-leaning clique of reporters and commentators who would rather take a selfie with Trudeau than ask him a tough question.

      It’s gotten even worse as the few remaining independent newspapers in Canada signed up for Trudeau’s $600 million media bail-out.

      Here’s their theory: they claim that because my book criticized Trudeau, it was campaign propaganda and had to be registered with the government. Even though Canada’s election laws specifically exempt books and the promotion of books.


  41. pugnazious says:

    BBC news….Chris Kaba, an unarmed black man, was stopped by an unmarked police car and shot by a police officer.

    Somewhat limited on the facts there.

    He didn’t own the car, the car had been flagged as being involved in a firearms incident, the car was stopped by a marked police car, Kaba refused to stop and tried to ram the police car….so ‘unarmed’? Tell all those killed by Muslim terrorists who drive into crowds that they are ‘unarmed’….the car can be a weapon.

    Also Kaba was not, like George Floyd, the innocent that the BBC would like to portray….

    ‘After the Audi had come to a halt, at least two police cars managed to box the vehicle in.

    This is what a witness told the London Evening Standard happened next. ‘Armed police jumped out and were shouting at the man, ‘Get out of the car,’ the witness said.

    ‘It was at least a dozen times. The guy in the car had a lot of opportunities to stop but he refused. He then started driving forwards towards a police car and smashed into it then reversed, he just wouldn’t stop the vehicle.”


    ‘Chris Kaba, the unarmed black man shot dead by police in south London, had been jailed previously after police stopped his car and discovered a lock knife, it has emerged.

    Mr Kaba had previously served a four year prison sentence after being convicted of possessing an imitation firearm.

    But it has now emerged that in August 2020, after he had got out of jail, he was caught driving without insurance with a knife in his car.

    Because the offences were committed while he was still on licence, he received an extra five months in custody.

    Court records also show that in April this year, Mr Kaba was served with a 28-day domestic violence protection order relating to the mother of his unborn child barring him from contacting her on social media or entering the street where she lives.’

    Considering his record and the belief that there might be a gun in the car and his refusal to stop it might be reasonable for a police officer to judge him a probable danger to life….and thus justify shooting him.

    Curious how the BBC doesn’t like to explore that narrative very much.


    • Flotsam says:

      If the Officer is found not guilty it should at least quieten the inevitable protests. It does seem reasonable to have shot Kaba given what we know, it’s time now to test that in Court. Unfortunately it will be an appalling ordeal for him.


  42. Northern Voter says:

    Mrs Voter, needed to check the exchange rates this afternoon, (some friends returning from the UK were bringing us some goodies, and she wanted to pay in euros). So switch the telly on, we use a sky box to get satellite TV. Check the Red button on the biarsed BBC, its the one thing they can’t lie about. I digress, there was a godawful quiz programme on called The Finishing Line whilst waiting for the exchange rate to come up, they flashed a picture of a news reader and asked who it was. Pass said the contestant. It was of course Huw Edwards how are the mighty fallen.


  43. Thoughtful says:

    Here is a thought for people to chew over.

    The chair of the Culture Media and Sport has written to several online platforms attempting to demonetise Russell Brands channel which has gathered responses of it being proof positive the elites are out to get Brand for truths he has revealed they would rather were kept secret.

    The defence they use is that they have in their remit an oversight of an organisations culture and whether it is suitable for public consumption.

    I would suggest the fact they are attempting to extend this to US based companies is a massive over-reach.

    Having said that there are allegations which as yet are unknown about Russell Brand other than the fact that at least one took place in a foreign country and is past the statute of limitations and cannot be prosecuted.

    Which brings us to the BBC. If the CM&S committee are so concerned about Russell Brand and are seeking to demonetise him, why the hell didn’t they demonetise the BBC as well which not only hosted Russell Brand, but also Jimmy Saville?

    Not only the BBC but several Labour councils should have been demonetised for actively covering up the rape of children by Pakistani Muslim rape gangs!

    If Russell Brand needs to be demonestised because of an internal culture on internet platforms then the BBC derserves to be demonetised 100 times more !!!


  44. JohnC says:

    Woman says Russell Brand exposed himself to her then laughed about it on Radio 2 show

    Chris Evans did that many, many times to women on the Big Breakfast BBC (as well as bullying them) – but when the accusations came out and he was the Leftist darling on Radio 2, you swept it under the carpet.

    But Brand did it once and it’s front-page, world headline news. Along with a picture of him right next to the headline.

    Shameless, double-standard hypocrite activist leftist scum.

    Did I miss anything out from that description of the BBC ?.

    Speaking of which, it’s ‘maxi-night’. I look forward to him making a complete ass of himself again.


    • Guest Who says:

      Pretty sure Brand did some iffy stuff back in the day.

      Thing is, it was in plain sight, via the very people now hoisting their frillies in outrage. Then was the time to address it.

      If I see one more clown media share something from their own archives ‘that has resurfaced’ I will laugh myself silly.


    • Johnda says:

      It was leading item on bbc 6 o clock news,Wife noted she was American so delicate these Americans and litigious.
      How is this headline news !!!!!


  45. taffman says:

    “Firms still forced to sell more electric cars despite petrol ban delay”
    Does it mean we will be “forced” to buy them or will they be given away free?


  46. taffman says:

    “Climate change played major role in Libya floods”

    Well blow me down ! I thought it was caused by…….
    “Two dams in the river above Derna were old and poorly maintained. Many houses had been built on the flood-plain. And when they burst, tens of millions of cubic metres of water poured into the city, sweeping away entire neighbourhoods.” ?


  47. Thoughtful says:

    Well I do hope that those who read my earlier post on possible diesel shortages took action on it because a few hours ago Russia announced an export ban.


    This is obviously timed to affect Europe at the worst possible time, just before Winter.

    Around 95% of UK logistics relies upon diesel use in one form or another to get goods to shops, food to distribution centres etc.

    This has now been reported in the Grauniad,but it might be too disturbing for the population to hear, risking panic buying and fuel hoarding.

    Look after yourselves, this might be the begining of something very serious – the last time Russia had a ‘temporary’ export ban it quickly became permanent.


    • tomo says:

      Fracking and GTL fuel would render the UK effectively immune to overseas fuel suppliers antics.

      First off… we have to ban the ecoloons from “fossil fuels” and industrial products derived from oil – seriously – invert the present legislative intent.


      • Thoughtful says:

        The problem is refining which has been close because of Green lunacy, now we import it from elsewhere.


  48. pugnazious says:

    ‘Robinson asked whether Mr Sunak was aping Liz Truss by (Sacre bleu!) ignoring the Climate Change Committee’s full recommendations. When asked to identify the source of meat taxes and other alleged “straw man” proposals he’d repudiated, the Prime Minister pointed out that such advice emanated from precisely the same NGO that his interviewer had previously invoked as gospel. Robinson quickly changed the subject.’

    Just saying Nick…..

    from 2020…


    ‘Climate committee revives calls for meat tax to cut emissions’
    ‘Calls for a potential meat tax could be back on the agenda after a new report by the Committee on Climate Change called for a 20% reduction in meat and dairy consumption to tackle the climate emergency.

    If standard-setting and information provision was insufficient to change consumption patterns, a second stage of policy intervention could involve “stronger action through changing prices or regulation”, it added.

    These could be applied “through subsidies or taxes to ensure the price of food reflects the climate impact of production”, it said.’



    ‘UK meat tax and frequent-flyer levy proposals briefly published then deleted’
    ‘A blueprint to change public behaviour to cut carbon emissions, including levies on high-carbon food and a reduction in frequent flying, was published by the government alongside its net zero strategy on Tuesday but was withdrawn within a few hours.’

    Not government policy but merely a ‘proposal’ by the climate change committee…which we know thinks itself as the ultimate arbiter of what should be done by government…just look at their reaction to Sunak’s move…outrage that he dare go against them.

    ‘Chris Stark, of the Climate Change Committee, listed this alongside the meat tax as a “peculiarity”, which had never been government policy.

    He added that it was “important to say these might be in the policy mix but they’re just suggestions” and they might be needed only if it looks like mainstream policies that would guide emissions down “weren’t working”.’

    Only to be applied if net zero wasn’t being reached….and the CCC has repeatedly told us we are not meeting our obligations….‘Chief executive Chris Stark joined in, telling the Today programme that the committee had already warned the government it was not on track to reach its targets.’……sooo…meat tax on the table?

    The BBC also clearly looks upon the climate change committee as ‘the law’.


  49. tomo says:

    Interesting… I don’t agree with everything – the idea that iif you’re an atheist you are a socialist in particular is imho just daft. That said, plenty there to concern the lefty statists and swampers …