287 Responses to Weekend 30th September 2023

  1. Scroblene says:


    Senora O’Blene has just asked me why I jumped up, and the glass of red nearly went all over the dog!

    Sometimes you win…


    • Fedup2 says:

      Scroblene i decline your dogs’ action against me for contributory negligence regarding the red wine invidenf ( alleged) . Nice to see someone else get first apart from the ‘ syndicate’ ..


      • Scroblene says:

        Oh, it was nothing Fed; really! She got out of the way immediately I uttered the word ‘B****r’!

        We’d been watching, ‘When the green woods laugh’, from the original ‘Darling buds of May’ series with proper actors doing what H.E.Bates would have wanted, (not the ridiculous BBC re-make for ‘diversity’ and ‘enrichment’ using ‘actors’ nobody had ever heard of, and were’nt likely to), and had enjoyed a great laugh, so there was a lull at the end, tinctures needed refilling, and the clock said ‘after 9.00pm’!

        So I thought of you…

        It’s a pleasure and an honour to be first!


  2. BRISSLES says:

    Well done YOU !

    Nice to have a different name at the top of the heap. Pleasure to ride as your shotgun Scrobs !


    • Scroblene says:

      Brissles, you know that you and I could easily ride off into the middle distance, sample a ticture or three of Kentucky Mint Julep, and dance the night away!

      But my arms are suffering from a flu jab in the right and the covids one in the left, and I just couldn’t hold you straight and close, so please forgive me!

      I’m off to the bunkhouse, but will dream easy…


  3. Nibor says:

    The BBC usuals defended Russel Brand when he was one of them , a lefty , at the Andrew Sachs affair .
    Now he’s not in their tribe so they want him deplatformed .

    The other Brand ; Jo , is still in with them . She can advocate throwing acid at those the BBC don’t like and they don’t want her deplatformed .

    How about a debate between the two , Battle of the Brands .

    More likely on GB News than the BBC ( which I think should be deplatformed ) .


    • Up2snuff says:

      Nibor, “How about a debate between the two , Battle of the Brands.” ah but, yes but, no but what is the product? It would be an advertisng executive’s dream to have that Battle of the Brands.


  4. Deborah says:

    I know some of you who post here are less keen on GBNews than I am. I didn’t see Lawrence Fox on Dan Wooten. But I fail to understand why it is so terrible for someone to say they didn’t want to have sex with someone. Would it have been better if he had said that he did want to sleep with her? Either way I don’t think it is worse than Jo Brand encouraging someone to throw battery acid over Nigel F.

    But I was upset that GBNews seemed to be imploding. I have virtually completely stopped watching the BBC and I do like to watch a little to in the evening and Dan Wooten talking about the idiots in Monticeto fitted the bill.

    On a Saturday evening, Calvin’s programme produced really high level discussion with people like Emma Webb and Steven Pound. I hope he gets reinstated.

    Meanwhile, I have even avoided this site for the last couple of days because I felt so sad that excellent tv (and sometimes not so excellent but still stuff that was interesting) was being destroyed that I couldn’t face even discussion about it.

    I have written to GBNews telling them I want Dan back. I don’t want them destroyed by the Left.


    • StewGreen says:

      The rule is “It’s OK when we lefties do it”
      In 2009 BBC finally ruled on 2 Frankie Boyle jokes a year earlier

      A “bad taste” joke made by comedian Frankie Boyle on Mock The Week about the Queen did not breach editorial guidelines, the BBC Trust found today.

      The Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee (ESC) found that, while the joke had sexist and ageist overtones, it did not fall foul of the rules
      The committee found that, although it was in poor taste, the gag would not have gone beyond audience expectations

      Rebecca Adlington
      In a show broadcast in August 2008, Boyle said Adlington looks “like someone who’s looking at themselves in the back of a spoon”.

      He also made sexual innuendo, saying Adlington’s boyfriend looked like a male model and continuing: “So from that I have deduced that Rebecca Adlington is very dirty – I mean if you just take into account how long she can hold her breath…”
      As it was a year on
      … they took no physical action against Boyle
      They just said he’d moved on, so they couldn’t sack him from Mock the week


    • Richard Pinder says:

      On Rumble, Russell Brand talks to Glenn Greenwald about Free Speech: https://rumble.com/v3lkyqz-clinton-claims-putin-will-do-what-in-2024-stay-free-212.html


    • vlad says:

      GB News is an excellent alternative voice in the cacophony of sameness that is British broadcasting.
      The liberal elite (BBC types) want it silenced at all costs, but it’s crucial that it survives and flourishes.
      Of course this latest ‘furore’ is just another pretext to shut it down.
      Fox’s ‘crime’ was trivial, and Wootton’s even more so. He barely chuckled at Fox’s rant – big deal!


    • Jeff says:

      Hang on, I’ve missed something, what’s happened to Calvin?

      I’m usually out at the time so I always record the Neil Oliver show and enjoy his monologue, though sometimes his guests get up my bugle…particularly that gobby Arab bint that so loves the sound of her own voice.

      So, they’ve given Calvin the yellow card as well.

      Not good…


    • Johnda says:

      Fox was taking the proverbial out of this women who has refused to shag many men on her Twitter page. But of course the left don’t understand that.


  5. Sluff says:

    BBC top webshite headline at time of writing.

    ‘Man charged with murder of Tupac Shakur in 1996’

    Nope. Me neither. But I wonder if he is BAME?
    They actually think we are interested in their total 100% c**p agenda.


    • Foscari says:

      Yes Sluff- I wrote to ” Newswatch” last night asking them
      what this headline was doing on the BRITISH broadcasting
      corporations main internet page. Also asking them why
      the hacking to death of a 15 year old girl on a bus when
      she was going to school in LONDON which I believe
      is in England , has seemed to disappear on the BBC website.
      Or is the BRITISH part of the corporations name, Just an


    • Kikuchiyo says:

      You’ve never heard of Tupac Shakur!?
      It would be massively remiss if BBC News didn’t cover the story, as the rest of the world’s media have.


  6. Sluff says:

    A girl is knifed to death on the bus to school in diverse, vibrant, multicultural Croydon.
    The BBC of course totally fail to mention the diverse context.

    A boy aged 17 has been charged with murder.
    A boy.
    Un-named because he is young and so has his anonymity protected.
    Which is rather odd. Because Labour, the LibDems and SNP want such a person to have a vote !!!!!!! FFS.


  7. Dickie says:

    BBC trying to protect Trudeau regards the Nazi waffen SS incident in the Canadian parliament


  8. Sluff says:

    Dishi Rishi wants an end to the War on the Motorist.
    Where have the Tories been for the last 10 years? Declaring War on the Motorist almost as much as Labour and the Eco-loons.

    Perhaps Sunak should take a look at the M53 today. A school bus overturned. Two people died.

    But how many thousands of motorists had their lives trashed? Where was the effort to open up at least the unaffected carriageway? Where was the effort to turn round the traffic stranded behind the overturned bus? How many hours did the police spend with their clipboards measuring all kinds of distances? And how often is this multi-hour road closure the norm after any motorway accident ?

    No. The war on the Motorist will continue. It runs very very deep throughout the public sector, and most local Tory councillors have not the guts to stand up to those in real power- especially the unelected council traffic officials who spend their working lives dreaming up the anti-car schemes and burying the detail in hundred page reports no-one has the time or inclination to read…and so they go through on the mod.
    That, dear readers ( and Rishi), is how it actually works.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      According to newspaper media the Bus driver Stephen Shrimpton ‘suffered medical issue behind the wheel’ before horror smash on M53.
      What issues ?
      Why do they always hide half the facts.
      It the ‘authorities’ and MSM won’t tell us, then I’ll be forced to assume its the latest clot shot💉 complications!


      • StewGreen says:

        Sky put up an actual video tweet
        “breaking news”
        “look here is a tweet from Starmer expressing sadness at the bus driver’s death”

        breaking news = Labour PR


    • markh says:

      Sluff – round here the M5 is often closed for hours to allow the police to carry out their investigations to the nearest centimetre. Sod the thousands of people who it affects. There should be a time limit on these things. ‘Thank you for your patience’ my arse.


  9. Eddy Booth says:

    “Sycamore Gap: Man in his 60s held after Hadrian’s Wall tree cut down”

    I wonder what excuse they’ll use for not naming him.

    How come there was only one tree there anyway.
    Is it like North Yorkshire Moors where most if it is kept as scrublands so the toffs can go bird shooting?


    • StewGreen says:

      There is a news story about the National Trust leaning on the Jesuits to get a man they don’t like evicted. and they evicted him last week
      Walter Renwick 68
      He ran a campsite on the farm he rented from the Jesuits

      Strange line in the article
      : Walter told ChronicleLive at the time the battle had “broken a proud man” adding: “I was born here. It is like a tree with roots”

      It’s 5 miles by road from the tree.


  10. Fedup2 says:

    I think the outgoing blue labour regime has got collective mental issues . Two themes – the highest tax levels since the war and – indeed – the war on motorists .

    The blue labour ‘conference ‘ is going to announce the end of the ‘war against motorists ‘ and no more tax rises . Both claims will be lies – whatever regime gets in next time .

    And the blue Labour Party is the very outfit waging war against both tax payers and motorists aka people in cars .

    So the mental issue I mentioned above is dementia . Sunak hunt and co have no recollection of the harm they have been doing but maybe are finally realising they are about to be thrown out . Neither of those mentioned – indeed the whole crap cabinet – will be personally financially affected – but the desire for power and cudos will be their big loss .

    Then it’s red labour to finish the self destruction completely – shouldn’t be difficult after what the current shower have done …
    BTW – how is the ‘today ‘ programme? – been avoiding it …


  11. Right Angle says:

    “Mr Sunak was surprised the revised official figures were not at top of BBC page”:


    He is surprised? If only I knew how to post emojis here …

    Have a good weekend, everyone!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Your RIght Right – the blue Labour Party seem oblivious to the effects / techniques of the Far Left BBC – it’s as though they are not interested in the anti British poison the kidults vomit out all the time ( aka 24/7) …. They could have fixed it – instead they’ve moved ever further Left ….


  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Let’s kick off with a media double standard in the popular arena that is sport. Heaven forbid males dare objectify sportswomen by commenting on their looks over their skills. However, the female interest Times features: My lifelong love for rugby (well, mostly the players) Sophia Money-Coutts

    The charmless half-human looking drone that is our chancellor of the exchequer attempts to charm voters: We can’t let tax rises go on for ever, insists Hunt (Times)

    Whenever I see Jeremy Hunt I can’t help but think meerkat: Psychologists investigate meerkats’ response to human emotions. Researchers explore whether the animals adapt their behaviour in response to people’s happiness, sadness or anger (Guardian)

    Meanwhile: The BBC is more than happy to say the quiet part about our taxes out loud: UK facing permanent higher taxes, IFS think tank says… The UK government’s tax take has soared since the Conservatives won the general election in 2019 (BBC)

    This is your fake news Tory politics – A home secretary who says she’d like to stop illegal immigration – if only she could. A chancellor who says he’d like to cut taxes – if only he could.

    Despite: Clampdown on traffic fines and 20mph zones as Tories gamble on driver vote (i weekend) – you’ll still be better off getting out and walking it

    15 hikes… – not taxes, that’s a frontpage teaser in the i weekend: 15 hikes the around UK and Europe

    But wouldn’t you just know it…

    Rishi Sunak tax rise: 15 times the Tory Chancellor has hiked taxes (The National April 2022)

    Tories Have Raised Taxes More Than Any Government On Record, Say IFS… The increases since 2019 will cost households £3,500 each (Huff Post)

    Speaking of unadulterated barefaced sanctimonious cant: Trauma: Ava Evans has voiced fears for her family after this week’s sexist attack. Devastating fallout from Fox’s misogyny on GB News

    Track and trace anyone? Parking app for whole country as Tories traget anti-car measures (Telegraph) – a big centralised State-sponsored IT project – what could possibly go wrong?

    An amusing little juxtaposition on that big broadsheet frontpage

    Big brother is watching. My chilling run-in with a secretive facial recognition app (Telegraph)

    We ought now to end on a moment of quiet and respectful reflection on the passing of Dianne Feinstein, a venerable 90-year-old American ‘pioneer for women‘ – however, the FT (firmly in the tank for the Democrats of course) appears more concerned with rank political punditry: Death of ‘trailblazer’ Feinstein leaves Democrats with Senate majority of one – quick… get out there and fortify an election!


    • Fedup2 says:

      For those sad souls watching the blue labour conference starting sunday – be prepared for large amounts of jam – but it wont be until tomorrow of course .
      Although i suspect that lot couldnt get the lid off – vote for no one …

      As for Feinstein .. was hoping Polussi was gone …


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      When I see Jeremy Hunt I see Gordon Brittas “The Brittas Empire “. At the start of the PC wars we bought loads of DVDs and this was one.


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Lets hear it for the vibrant Hakan Niyazi Candermir, 25 who has been convicted of allowing his killer XL dog to attack a police horse in the third world victoria park hackneyistan
    To be sentenced later .. £50 fine … abd a deportation order or maybe not


  14. Sluff says:

    Not so much biased BBC as staggeringly ill-informed and incompetent BBC,
    Mischal Hussein (we call her Useless Hussein) was interviewing a Kenilworth MP about HS2.

    ‘But surely even if they cancel the project beyond Birmingham you will benefit from quicker journeys to Birmingham and London’ said Hussein in terms?

    Errrr, no. You thicko. Kenilworth will not have an HS2 station. Kenilworth residents would have to travel IN to Birmingham first in order to get HS2 to London, adding so much extra time that no-one will do it.

    A telling example of the ignorance of the BBC presenters living in their lefty ivory towers well away from the rest of us.


    • Flotsam says:

      Net Zero. The gift that keeps giving…………..to Politicians, Bureaucrats, Big Business and scamsters.

      A huge handover of power and control.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “IT WAS in June 2019 that the UK became the first major economy to pass a law which required all greenhouse gas emissions to be brought to zero by 2050. This was nodded through Parliament without debate, and there was no price tag attached.

      It was something to be celebrated, apparently. Chris Skidmore, then the Energy and Clean Growth Minister, said proudly: ‘Today we’re leading the world yet again . . . pioneering the way for other countries to follow in our footsteps.’ The ‘race’ had begun.”


      • G says:


        Yes, that’s the puzzling part. Rich Sunaks attempt to row back from some things green with cars/petrol etc? That legislation is enshrined in law thanks to Treason May & Boris the liar. Sunak cannot amend that legislation without further legislation. Without looking into it, and at face value, its just Sunaks word which, for me, will not be relied upon. He’s caught the ‘Boris’ lying bug.


        • Scroblene says:

          Doesn’t all this epitomise the false words that politicians spout on every occasion when anyone bothers to listen?

          The net-zero cobblers, global boiling, ‘lessons to be learnt’, etc., all come down to the yapping of a vacuous bunch of pompous freeloaders,, scrabbling for money and ‘kudos’, and planning to leave Parliament when they’ve made enough contacts to gain even more dosh!

          I don’t believe a work Sunak has said, but there again, I don’t believe anything any MP spouts these days, as they’ll be proved wrong, and then try and wriggle out of their blame as the norm!

          Funnily enough, these are the same sentiments I feel about the BBC!

          Sod the lot of them!


          • G says:


            Hate to say it but, I’m beginning to hope there’s a exceptionally cold winter for a long spell in the UK. That’ll sort out the ‘Net Zero’ bunch of zealots and Government, not to mention the ‘Global Warming’ drive from the Met Office.


  15. vlad says:

    Mark Dolan fights back against the libtards who want to destroy GB News.

    ‘GB News is here to STAY!’


  16. Dickie says:

    Canada’s Chrystia Freeland background:


  17. Jeff says:

    There’s an awful lot of manufactured outrage at Laurence Fox’s remarks about some poisonous feminist the other evening. Blimey, you’d think he’d suggested homicide. He only said he wouldn’t sh@g her. Big deal…

    Bunter Boulton was immediately out of the traps, wanting GB News closed down…as were a number of other vested interests. In the words of John McEnroe, “You cannot be serious”.

    Blimey, Channel 4, has inflicted endless dross on the British public, including the man they’re now accusing of rape, but carries on, unchallenged.

    The BBC, knowing full well that Jimmy Savile was a nonce, gave him his own teatime show, where little girls came and sat on his lap. No problem there…

    And they don’t like us to mention the excruciating Huw Edwards debacle…because the poor chap is having breakdown. He just gets sympathy.

    Even the repulsive Piers Morgan felt he had to get in on the act and said he found Laurence Fox “Obnoxious.”

    Does that reptilian creature have no sense of irony?



  18. MarkyMark says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      “I have an unparalleled record on climate in the media over three decades. I kept the climate story alive when other media had been driven away from it. I figured it’s better to get on air with 4/5 of a message than not give the message at all.”


      Greta points to Africa – maybe.


  19. MarkyMark says:

    “Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has said he wants to stop the “vicious circle of ever-rising taxes” by reforming public services and the benefits system.”


    News that the Department of Health and NHS England have agreed a formula to write off the staggering £13.4 billion of loans that have been propping up NHS trusts and foundation trusts will be welcomed by many – but is little more than belated recognition that the “debts” were so huge they could never have been paid off in the first place.


  20. tomo says:

    Shut up and take a knee


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Racist’ Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana


    • MarkyMark says:

      It’s time to admit it: Black Lives Matter hysteria made fools of us all
      As a British protest organiser admits fraud, it’s hard to help wondering: what exactly came over us in summer 2020?

      30 September 2023 • 7:00am

      Watching Mr Trudeau, people in the rest of the world may wonder why Canadians keep voting for this simpering ninny. I think I can guess. As anyone who has visited Canada will know, Canadians are the nicest, kindest and politest people on earth. So they probably can’t bear to vote him out, in case it hurts his feelings.


      • Richard Pinder says:


        This picture symbolises the Prime Minister of Canada’s tribute to Black Lives Matter and Ukraine.


  21. tomo says:

    The first reply…


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think he realised his sanitary pad was full up


      • tomo says:

        There’s more video footage – personally, I’d like the nasty old git to endure devastating personal humiliation. I might’ve had some sympathy if he weren’t POTUS – but in truth he never should’ve run – that was crystal clear before the 2020 election.

        Kamala Harris is amazing, that such a seriously weird vacuous bint with no discernable skills or track record of serious achievement gets to occupy a succession of high ranking jobs is one of the great mysteries of the age.


      • Kikuchiyo says:

        The cruelty is the point


  22. G.W.F. says:

    The Anti Fascist UAF (founder member David Cameron) are marching against the racist Tory Party at their conference tomorrow. They have chosen what appears as two Tory racists of colour for their poster



  23. tomo says:

    According to the idiot Marxists presently gorging on gigs at Amnesty Sweden is in trouble because of not enough ping-pong tables.


  24. Dickie says:

    During an interview in 1994, Bruce Kanier asked Colonel Prouty what he meant when in a talk he said that petroleum wasn’t a fossil fuel and that it was a mineral.





  25. StewGreen says:

    Re GBnews Fox : Lefties weaponise taking offence, for political gain

    People often say hatey things on TV ..sometimes very similar to what Fox’s words


  26. tomo says:

    Safe and effective


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Sometimes I try to think ‘deeply ‘ – to see if there is something over arching going …. I’m wondering if those injections are having so effect on group behaviour . Have tempers been shortened ? Are people more anxious ? There seems a lot less joy and a lot more fear about ..

    You might think ‘fed up is off on one ‘ . Maybe it’s me and my observation of human behaviour has become too sensitive .

    Are there columnists coming out with this sort of thing ? I don’t know . You might respond by saying ‘people have always been like this ‘ ..but I’m not so sure ….


    • tomo says:

      You don’t need to think deeply…

      The regulatory and “industry” reticence over examining the claims of unintended consequences is absolutely there for all to see. (plus some “attack defence”)

      Very obviously imho people are reacting to a ginormous breach of trust in terms of due safety diligence – if that doesn’t trigger apprehension then what will? People who’ve been lied to and cheated seem to me to fall into two groups – the folk who won’t face up to mistakes – and the righteously angry…

      Have tempers been shortened ? Are people more anxious ? There seems a lot less joy and a lot more fear about …

      Judging by the lazy metric of car horn use – that’s an unequivocal yes.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Every day – the planet will die unless you buy more Chinese solar panels …

        “Have tempers been shortened ? Are people more anxious ? There seems a lot less joy and a lot more fear about …”


  28. Fedup2 says:

    In the DT today someone called Michael deacon claims we were all sold a pup on the Black Lives Matter thing back in 2020 . Ok – I admit it – I didn’t read beyond the headline because this gimp looks like an over aged kidult who should know better .
    Self imposed woke white guilt might have overtaken idiots . But I recall so many people here pointing out what crap idea this was .
    Now some coloured folk are actually going to prison for fraud of all that woke ‘charity ‘ money that was sloshing about . ..

    … I wish I was clever enough to be a fraudster – the Black Lives Matter crap – that burnt tower block and that furlough scheme must have been manor from heaven for the fraudster – and who can blame them taking advantage of mugs like Mr deacon – a telegraph columnist apparently … please visit the Fedup Crowdfund page please and donate what you can afford – say £1000 …. You’ll get a ‘thank you ‘email from me and smug warm feeling …


  29. Dickie says:

    Anyone feeling uncomfortable about the British government, the MSM and the BBC supporting the nazis in Ukraine?



  30. StewGreen says:

    FooC not impartial ‘How dare senators complain about a senator wearing shorts today, when in the past on Jan 6th they were chased out by a baying mob’
    That’s seems like a story to me .. I don’t think those senators or any senators were actually chased out of the chamber
    Rather they retreated some time before


  31. tomo says:


  32. andyjsnape says:

    bbc is keen on this..

    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, ‘shocked’ by killing of ex-assistant

    Doesn’t usually make such an effort when reporting Sarah Ferguson, maybe its the assistance that ticks the boxes


  33. MarkyMark says:

    Still works for BBC …. lb-comp-allen-new.jpg?w=620


  34. Fedup2 says:

    Seems very strange to me that the Far Left are going to bother protesting about the existence of Blue Labour – where were the welfare cuts ? The cuts to immigration ? The cuts to taxes ? The cuts to anything ? It’s a socialist unelected mafia now in charge …. Weird …


  35. MarkyMark says:

    ‘Fear is motivating’ says Chris Packham as BBC series re-creates past extinction event
    This article is more than 2 months old
    Earth draws parallels between human impact on climate and volcanic eruptions that ripped through planet’s crust 250 million years ago


    Chris Packham said showing viewers the impact of climate change could scare people – but that this was part of his job. Photograph: BBC Studios


  36. MarkyMark says:

    The United Kingdom is becoming less and less united, says historian David Olusoga – not just along its borders but within each of its four nations. How can the union’s ties be renewed?

    “London’s much more dominant than it was when I was growing up,” Mr Olusoga says. “In the 1970s, Britain was a much more equal society than it is today.”


    From a Theresa May speech …

    As Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator of the financial times, says: ‘The desirability of sizeable immigration is a matter more of values than of economics. It is not a choice between wealth and poverty, but of the sort of country one desires to inhabit.’



    • tomo says:

      David Olusoga has been demonstrated repeatedly to be either a fantasist and race hustler … on reflection, the two aren’t mutually exclusive?

      Theresa May speech …

      has she commented on the present hoopla in Sweden?


  37. tomo says:

    More from the Milley ceremony


  38. JohnC says:

    Government shutdown only hours away in the US

    It is still slightly shocking for me when I read some of the kidult articles written by BBC staff about important topics.

    This is little to do with the shutdown and more about attempting to smear Republicans as the bad guys.

    We get:
    ‘The fourth shutdown to occur over the past decade, it could significantly affect everything from air travel to national parks and marriage licenses.’

    Not national parks and marriage licenses !!!!. OMG !.

    Then ominously in a paragraph all of it’s own:
    ‘It follows a hard-right revolt in the US House of Representatives.’

    ‘But a rebel faction of right-wing lawmakers has held up negotiations in the House’
    There we have ‘right wing’ again. I don’t recall EVER seeing the BBC describe Democrats as ‘Left-wing’. It’s very rare they use it because they don’t it to be a label for bad things like they have done with ‘right-wing’.

    ‘…demand for significant cuts in spending, including a call for no more US funding of the war in Ukraine.’
    Not sure, but I think in BBC circles that’s equivalent to torturing pensioners or murdering babies.

    ‘”The Speaker needs to abandon his doomed mission of trying to please [Republican] extremists,” he said.’
    Goodness ! – they are extremists now !!.

    He then goes on to pick as many unimportant, empathy-related issues this causes such as:

    ‘The shutdown will also have an immediate impact on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which provides grocery assistance to seven million pregnant women and new mothers.’

    And then a ‘could’:
    ‘A prolonged shutdown could also affect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a grocery benefit known as “food stamps” that serves 40 million low-income Americans, and hinder the implementation of a new programme to serve free breakfast and lunch to students in high-need school districts.’

    The whole article is full of more of the same : Republicans bad.

    And no self-respecting BBC article about American politicis would be complete without an attempt to link the bad things with Trump:
    ‘The last government shutdown, under Mr Trump in 2019, lasted a record 34 days.’

    Was that because of ‘A hard-left revolt’ Sam ?. You seem to want us to think both shutdowns were the Republicans fault.

    And here he is : another of the BBC’s finest ‘impartial and unbiased’ reporters:



  39. MarkyMark says:

    BBC defends Jo Brand over ‘battery acid’ joke
    12 June 2019


    The BBC said Brand’s comments were “not intended to be taken seriously”


  40. MarkyMark says:

    She later responded to Mr Farage on Twitter, accusing him of double standards, as an outspoken advocate of free speech and critic of political correctness.

    She wrote: “Nigel! I’m genuinely disappointed; we don’t agree on everything, but I would totally have had you down as a free speech man. Especially when it comes to jokes.”




  41. MarkyMark says:


    “Celebrity Race Across the World: Release date and latest news
    Here’s everything we know so far about the BBC’s Celebrity Race Across the World.”

    Celebrity Race Across the World release date
    Celebrity Race Across the World was originally meant to premiere on Wednesday 13th September, however it was postponed due to the earthquake in Morocco.


    • tomo says:

      Studio Lambert should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

      I had a look at their stable of tired old nags – kindest thing would be euthanasia and recycling via the glue factory.


      • MarkyMark says:


        “Classic Son versus Mum argument! 😂 #CelebrityGogglebox continues tomorrow at 9pm on @Channel4 📺 @Rylan”


        Congratulations to the #RaceAcrossTheWorld WINNERS, Tony & Elaine 🥂A 50 day intense race from London to Singapore without taking a single flight!


  42. MarkyMark says:

    2016 … Controlling immigration would be the primary concern, May said: “We have voted to leave the European Union and become a fully independent, sovereign country. We will do what independent, sovereign countries do. We will decide for ourselves how we control immigration. And we will be free to pass our own laws.”2 Oct 2016


    2023 … 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.