287 Responses to Weekend 30th September 2023

  1. MarkyMark says:

    I WOULD NOT SLEEP WITH YOU …. The wall behind the statue is inscribed with George Orwell’s words “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_George_Orwell

    A statue of George Orwell by the British sculptor Martin Jennings was unveiled on 7 November 2017 outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, in London.[1][2]

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    THE WEST – Episode 1: Liberty or Death? [A six-part doc. series celebrating Western Civilisation]

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  3. pugnazious says:

    Just say no…….

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  4. Richard Pinder says:

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    Five Socialist Organisations

    (1) National Socialist Conservative Party (NSCP)
    (2) Soviet Socialist Labour Party (SSLP)
    (3) British Brainwashing Corporation (BBC)
    (4) Television Newspeak International (TNI)
    (5) Office For Censorship, Obfuscation & Manipulation (OFCOM)

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    Saudi border guards have killed at least hundreds of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers who tried to cross the Yemen-Saudi border between March 2022 and June 2023.
    https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/08/21/saudi-arabia-mass-killings-migrants-yemen-border

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    Mohammed bin Salman says he will ‘continue doing sport washing’ for Saudi Arabia
    Crown prince ‘doesn’t care’ about claims against country
    Saudis have invested heavily in football, golf and other sports
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/21/mohammed-bin-salman-says-he-will-continue-doing-sport-washing-for-saudi-arabia
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    Boris Johnson to ask Saudi Arabia to help bring down worldwide oil prices in light of Ukraine crisis – despite outrage over Riyadh’s execution of 81 men last weekend
    Downing Street said the PM will ask the desert kingdom to increase oil supplies
    The Prime Minister is flying to the Gulf this week amid skyhigh oil prices
    Pump prices hit new records at the weekend, with petrol averaging £1.63 a litre and diesel £1.73
    By JASON GROVES POLITICAL EDITOR FOR THE DAILY MAIL

    PUBLISHED: 23:02, 14 March 2022 | UPDATED: 08:24, 16 March 2022

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  6. MarkyMark says:

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN?

    Migrants celebrate and dance after being rescued

    Migrants celebrate and dance after being rescued
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    Migrants from Syria, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Egypt danced after being rescued off the coast of Libya.

    Coast of Libya – Syria? Nigeria, Bangladesh? Pakistan? and Egypt
    Coast of Libya – Syria?, Nigeria, Bangladesh?, Pakistan? and Egypt

    The 61 male migrants celebrated with volunteers from Médecins Sans Frontières after boarding the Geo Barents rescue ship.

    The ship is now making its way towards Civitavecchia port in Italy.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-66967933

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  7. Richard Pinder says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Some of the personnel of the United Nations peacekeeping are accused of commiting sexual abuse in general[1][2] and of child sexual abuse in particular. An Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed in 2017 that more than 100 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10-year period and none were ever jailed.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_abuse_by_UN_peacekeepers

      more than 100 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10-year period and none were ever jailed.

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  8. MarkyMark says:

    The ship is now making its way towards Civitavecchia port in Italy.

    The 61 male migrants celebrated with volunteers from Médecins Sans Frontières after boarding the Geo Barents rescue ship.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-66967933

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    Italy

    Italy

    Italy

    Meloni quoting Chesterton

    “Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible”

    The 61 male migrants celebrated with volunteers from Médecins Sans Frontières after boarding the Geo Barents rescue ship.

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    HA HA … 80 seat majority … HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH …. bread and circus……

    Rishi Sunak
    Sunak dodges questions over future of HS2 rail

    Construction takes place for the Colne Valley Viaduct section of
    the HS2 high speed rail project in in Denham, Britain, 28 September 2023. A bridge being built in background with a car and a truck driving in the foreground.

    Sunak vows to stop 20mph zones and review LTNs
    7 hours ago
    A young cyclist passes through the barriers that form an LTN (Low Traffic Neighbourhood),

    Tax rise vicious circle must stop, says Hunt
    7 hours ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66871457

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  10. MarkyMark says:

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  11. MarkyMark says:

    This week, more migrants arrived on Italy’s Lampedusa than the small resort island’s entire population. The deputy mayor says that some 12,000 people came on smugglers boats from nearby Tunisia and Libya. Exhausted, they crowded the town, asking for food and for water.22 Sept 2023

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    08-27-15WORLD CHANGING IDEAS
    In Africa, Chinese Developers Are Building A Mini-China
    A photo investigation of the Chinese-sponsored apartments, highways, factories–and even entire cities–that are sprouting up in Africa at an astounding pace.

    https://www.fastcompany.com/3050167/in-africa-chinese-developers-are-building-a-mini-china

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    Next to Lagos, Nigeria, Chinese developers have built a walled-off “special economic zone”–basically a separate city, with separate rules designed to attract investors–based on a model they’ve used inside China for the last 30 years. After Shenzhen became a special economic zone in the 1980s, it went from a small town of 20,000 to, by some counts, 15 million today.

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    WE ARE TRUELY MESSED UP …..In another special economic zone outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the researchers visited a Chinese shoe factory with Chinese managers, Chinese equipment, and local workers. (Interestingly, the quality control team is Brazilian, the shoes are being made for an American brand, and are being sold to Europeans.)

    https://www.fastcompany.com/3050167/in-africa-chinese-developers-are-building-a-mini-china

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  13. vlad says:

    “Rishi Sunak accuses the BBC of burying good news and parroting Labour lines on the economy” – The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/24211964/rishi-sunak-bbc-burying-good-news-labour-economy/

    “Rishi Sunak slams BBC for ‘inaccurate commentary’ and accuses public broadcaster of refusing to publish figures showing UK economy recovered faster than France and Germany post-pandemic” – DM https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12577411/Rishi-Sunak-slams-BBC-inaccurate-accuses-figures-UK-economy-recovered-faster-France-Germany-pandemic.html

    DEFUND THE BBC, NOW !!!

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    2019 …. How £245,000-a-year BBC presenter Jon Sopel has cashed in as a hired speaker for US bank giant JP Morgan
    Jon Sopel, 60, boosted his pay despite it posing an apparent conflict of interest
    JP Morgan is involved in gun industry and fracking – issues covered by Mr Sopel
    Sources say he was paid around £35,000 for a Paris conference and £20,000 for New York
    By KATHERINE RUSHTON FOR THE DAILY MAIL

    PUBLISHED: 00:29, 27 July 2019 | UPDATED: 00:48, 27 July 2019

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7291455/How-245-000-year-BBC-presenter-cashed-hired-speaker-bank-giant-JP-Morgan.html

    JP Morgan is involved in gun industry and fracking – issues covered by Mr Sopel

    HA HA HA HA!

    “JP Morgan is involved in gun industry and fracking – issues covered by Mr Sopel ” £35,000 for a Paris conference and £20,000 for New York

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    DT – motorways service stations having to hire more security because of ‘EV rage ‘ – not enough chargers – one of those ‘stories ‘ aimed at people like me who hate green crap –

    Burn that diesel – fill your tank …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      But all EV drivers are saints? BBC Fact!

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    • tomo says:

      In my experience the non Tesla EV chargers are often out of service – subjectively … I usually take a look having seen a forlorn queue of 5 or 6 Leafs at Gloucester Farm Services waitng for 1 working unit out of iirc 3 chargers.

      There’s a reason the charger operators don’t trumpet their reliability figures.

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  16. MarkyMark says:

    “Mr Sopel, 60, boosted his BBC pay packet by speaking at a string of JP Morgan events – despite it posing an apparent conflict of interest”

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    Miss Greenham said: ‘He has done events for JP Morgan and the BBC are aware of this.’

    Mr Sopel presided over two sessions at JP Morgan’s Global Markets Conference in Paris in 2017 – which included an interview with Mr Dimon. And in 2016, Mr Sopel appeared at JP Morgan’s Board Summit in New York. Pictured is Mr Sopel giving an off-the-record keynote address at the world’s biggest tobacco company’s Miami conference in April

    Mr Sopel giving an off-the-record keynote address at the world’s biggest tobacco company’s Miami conference in April

    HA HA HA – tobacco kills kids! HA HA HA

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    Glastonbury Festival 2024 tickets rise to £360
    Published
    46 minutes ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-66971101
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    Glastonbury: drug traces from on-site urination could harm rare eels
    This article is more than 2 years old
    Scientists found dangerous levels of MDMA in nearby River Whitelake after the festival
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/28/glastonbury-drug-traces-from-on-site-urination-could-harm-rare-eels

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  18. tomo says:

    thought it might be a spoof…

    Nope…

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    not Nelson’s navy then?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      2006 …. BAE goes big on ‘green’ weapons
      BAE’s Eurofighter firing its afterburners
      More efficient jet fuel for fighter aircraft is one of the developments
      Reduced-lead bullets and recyclable explosives are among the developments being put forward by arms manufacturer British Aerospace (BAE) as part of a major investment in ecologically-sound weaponry.

      The company, one of the world’s biggest arms-makers, says it has been making investments in creating products that reduce the collateral damage of warfare.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6081486.stm

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  19. Ian Rushlow says:

    Following the announcement that Glastonbury Festival 2024 tickets are to rise to £360, the BBC has demanded that the government increases the TV license fee immediately, if not retrospectively. A BBC spokesperson with personal pronouns of Ofcom/Shutdown/GBnews, stated:

    “This year, the BBC sent over 900 employees to attend ‘Glasto’, along with vast amounts of equipment, in order to broadcast the World’s most important entertainment event for the benefit of other BBC staff, daddy-oh. We recognise that the cost of holding such an event, complete with a 7.8 kilometre long 4.12 metre high fence to keep out riff-raff and prove that fences and open borders are, er, immoral, is an expensive business. Nevertheless, a small increase in the TV license fee from £159 to just £500, will ensure that the BBC remains a world-leader in onanistic music festivals.”

    A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the average age of BBC employees attending Glastonbury this year was 83, only slightly less than the average age of the performers.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-66971101

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  20. tomo says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “The immigrants make their way north, having no desire to assimilate to French culture, but continuing to demand a First World standard of living, even as they flout laws, do not produce, and murder French citizens, such as factory bosses and shopkeepers, as well as the ordinary people who do not welcome them.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Camp_of_the_Saints

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    • vlad says:

      @tomo – My Irish friends (ex-friends) have always been very snooty about how racist we British are, and our terrible race relations etc.
      Now that they’re being invaded – and not liking it – I can’t resist a little schadenfreude.
      Actually, a lot!
      Welcome to diversity and enrichment, begorrah.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Vlad – if I recall – population or Eire 3 million – plus 1 million foreigners – half the whole population in Dublin . Dublin want to be London – London wants to be New York – yuk – madness …

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      • tomo says:

        vlad

        Aye – some similar experience here.

        Conservative = Liberal who’s been burgled

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        Decades ago I remember asking an Irish guy what they thought of these new people in Ireland, he replied:
        “they’re welcome for 2 weeks, not 3..”

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      For hundreds of years, brave Irishmen and Irishwomen gave their lives and liberty to rid their country of the English…

      …in order to make space for the invading hordes of the Third World.

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        You missed out the EU dump in-between.

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      • G says:

        One things for sure, the elite of western nations are anxious to cram as many so-called, “Migrants” in as quickly as possible. Ditto UK. Evidence? – the constant effort by the elites to prevaricate actually stopping anyone. Loads of what initially appear strong positive statements of what they will do to stop the flow, all understandably failing. Impunity. There is no honest effort to achieve anything.

        We recently hear, “words of support” for Braverman’s speech in the US about updating all the International Laws/Standards and guidance. Well, sounds good. I did not hear the speech but did anybody ask her the question: ‘How long will that take’. Here, I’ll answer that: Decades. By then, the elite will have fulfilled their WEF/Chinese objective: Destroy their countries, one way or another.

        Personally, I think the elite is doing a darned good job of it and should be praised…………

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  21. tomo says:

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  22. vlad says:

    The unbearable Adam Boulton was talking to the unshaggable Victoria Derbyshire on the unwatchable Newsnight, during which he let the cat out of the bag about GB News.
    He said they should be shut down as there was ‘a delicate broadcast ecosystem in this country’, which GB News are trying to bust.

    You BET they are, and rightly so.
    What’s another word for ‘a delicate ecosystem’?

    Oh, yes: A STINKING SWAMP!

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      The delicate broadcast ecosystem in this country is based on censorship of the vaccine injured, and dangerous disinformation about mRNA jabs, approved by the BBC lead Trusted News Initiative (TNI), which Babylon Bee are trying to bust with satire.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/LozzaFox/status/1707801719160066524?s=20

    The host… mini YAB or just another Asian clone?

    Really shouldn’t, but go on.

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  24. andyjsnape says:

    Laura Kuenssberg: Rishi Sunak needs political superpowers to make his rebrand work
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66970426

    Smug Kuenssberg has the answer, well in the bbc world she does

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  25. Doublethinker says:

    I blame Brexit and Trump!

    If we and the Americans hadn’t voted the way that we did , we might still have had a partially functioning democracy but because we voted the way we did we proved to the liberal ruling elite that we couldn’t be trusted to do what they thought best . After all put yourself in their shoes, they spent six months telling us to vote remain and we still voted leave! They had even gone to the trouble of having Barry Obama threatening us .How could they ever trust us again?

    So their only option was to abolish democracy by secretly disenfranchising us by formation of the LibLabCon coalition. We still have the illusion of choice , we will still have elections , but there will be no change in the policies that are implemented no matter which party forms a government.

    In any case the power lies with the unelected , unnacountable civil servants and quango chairpersons, judges and lawyers not with the MPs who we elect. It’s all sewn up and we havnt got a say.

    GBN News is a nuisance because it keeps on reminding it growing number of viewers of inconvenient facts about the elite’s per policies, eg Covid , Net Zero, mass invasion. By GBN raising these issues when the rest of the MSM doesn’t , the proles ie us, may eventually come to realise that they are not told the truth, that they don’t live a democracy, that they have no say in what happens to them. They may eventually wake up and get restless. Therefore, any excuse to shut it down or at least scare it into submission and make toe the ‘correct’ narrative , will be taken.

    Some folks think it could go exclusively ‘on line’ and so escape Ofcom and censorship but they don’t realise what the purpose of the On Line Harms bill is. It’s not to protect people from harm , its to ensure that us proles never get to hear or see the truth. Ofcom will police it to ensure exactly that.

    We live in dark times that are about to get even darker.

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  26. Eddy Booth says:

    “M53 bus crash: School coach driver named as Stephen Shrimpton”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-66970993

    “In a GoFundMe fundraiser for his funeral, Mr Shrimpton’s family said he had suffered a medical issue while driving.”

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-66970993
    I’ll confess I ain’t no doctor, not even a YouTube influencer one, but for a 40 year old, Stephen just didn’t look at all healthy .
    Now if Rumeana Jahangir of BBC News would kindly do its job and tell me what the medical issue suffered was…

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    • G says:

      Probably just another one of those, “Excess Deaths” the elite are not interested in, that’s more likely. He’s in the best age range.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/campbellclaret/status/1708145229885329465?s=20
    And based on conspiracy theories

    https://x.com/guyverhofstadt/status/1708127678967038181?s=20
    Here’s @elonmusk spreading support for the extreme right AfD.
    No illusions what role he’s planning on future elections: actively undermining democracy.

    Musk asked… a question. Like media used to.

    Now Mad Al and Guy want to shut Twitter down even more.

    To be fair to Guy, Mad Al has tended to resolve critical issues with more extreme prejudice.

    But doubtless both will be welcome in a BBC studio very soon again.

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    • tomo says:

      If Heineken did Euro-Trudeaus then Verhofsted would be it.

      Is it just me – or are the BBC doing the eyepatch and telescope thing with present happenings in Sweden?

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    • Guest Who says:

      On a domestic level, Bunter and Ms. Bunterette doing well with the power grab talk too.

      https://x.com/nickdixoncomic/status/1708119771143688401?s=20
      I hope Mr Boulton continues his absurd and hypocritical censorship tour, as it just makes more people rally behind GB News.

      https://x.com/TalkTV/status/1707809701906326007?s=20“If we want to preserve standards in British broadcasting, we need a regulator that upholds them.”

      @adamboultonTABB
      tells Vanessa Feltz he doesn’t think GB News deserves a broadcast licence, following Laurence Fox’s comments about Ava-Santina Evans on Dan Wootton’s show.

      Seems likely his agent is currently seeking legal advice on their fee arrangement as whatever % he undermines to zero each time he gets in a tv studio will likely be unattractive.

      And… this ‘we’ the media community bandies about between them?

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    • MarkyMark says:

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      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/oct/17/angela-merkel-german-multiculturalism-failed

      Angela Merkel: German multiculturalism has ‘utterly failed’
      This article is more than 12 years old
      Chancellor’s assertion that onus is on new arrivals to do more to integrate into German society stirs anti-immigration debate

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  28. Guest Who says:

    Can you see what it is yet?

    https://x.com/alx/status/1708170687712497714?s=20
    Oh really?
    Apparently they haven’t checked The New York Times and The Washington Post.

    Two key BBC TNI partners. Likely have Femi and Tarzan on retainer too.

    The post refers to Forbes, running a blob APB stating (warning) that X is the biggest source of Fake News and disinformation.

    Given the way the BBC has trashed its rep trying the same pre-imposition groundwork, good luck with the actual public, Ursula.

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  29. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/BBCNews/status/1708036977050743095?s=20
    Racism: Mental health impact of profiling and trolls

    “[They’d] racially profiled me’,” said Susan, an author and counsellor.

    She has made a career of standing up to racism: first as a counsellor working with clients from ethnic minority backgrounds in Bristol and then as an author on the subject and as Cardiff University’s senior compliance adviser for race, religion and belief.

    Hence a direct line to the BBC?

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  30. tomo says:

    Presumption , cosmic scale.

    The European Court has ruled that the UK must pay €32 million for a transgression of EU rules. Despite Government claims that we’ve left the supersate, it’s clear we are still under its thrall…

    The hefty fine relates to the UK failing to enforce the prohibition of marked fuel usage in private pleasure boats within the timeframe the Commission prescribed. Although the transgression took place in Northern Ireland where EU rules still apply, the ECJ ruled to charge the whole UK economy. Apparently the penalty fine calculated from Northern Ireland’s GDP “would not be sufficiently dissuasive”, so the entire UK ‘s GDP is used instead.

    Reform UK’s Northern Ireland spokesman Ben Habib nailed it:

    “Three years after leaving the EU, the entire United Kingdom is still subject to EU law and European Court rulings. And, as is evident, the gravy train payments demanded by Brussels continue. Didn’t someone promise we would take back control of our laws and our cash?”

    https://order-order.com/2023/09/28/european-court-fines-uk-whopping-e32-million/

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    The BBC yet to opine on the side of the ECJ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      London Mayor of Pakistan heritage asks why Europeans are under represented in attacks in Pakistan …

      2017.10.02 Pakistan Malam Jabba 1 killed 2 injured A bomb planted by religious radicals claims the life of a villager.

      2017.09.26 Pakistan Raiwind 2 killed 0 injured A young couple is honor killed by the girl’s parents.

      2017.09.23 Pakistan Rajgal 1 killed 0 injured A border guard is murdered by Muslim extremists.

      2017.09.19 Pakistan Sukkur 5 killed 8 injured A bomb planted by suspected Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leaves five dead, including two factory workers.

      List of Killings in the Name of Islam: Last 30 Days

      London Mayor of Islamic Faith asks why non-Muslims are under represented in Halal Slaughter houses…

      “Here’s the beautiful thing … these are British products, selling Islamic Products, selling Halal Products (Halal – throat cut whilst conscious, slaughtered by Muslim only employee, incantation to animal from a Koran by Muslim only). That is niche and general, but it’s gone main stream. {Sadiq Khan – youtube Chicken Cottage Award Ceremony 2012}”

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/10/02/start-the-week-open-thread-144/comment-page-3/#comment-871107

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      • tomo says:

        When I was in Pakistan – literacy was woefully low – not unusual to see low tier officials turn a page around when they arrived at a graphic or a photo.

        Literacy was acknowledged to be <20%

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    • tomo says:

      Reckon the word’s gone out “No reporting of damaged 20mph signs, ULEZ cameras or other manifestations of public discontent”

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  32. digg says:

    As a Portsmouth chappie I thought the prog about the recovery of the Mary Rose from the Solent might be interesting and in fact it started of with promise….. until, and I probably don’t even need to tell you this… along came the “were there Africans in the crew?”. Why the hell does it matter even if in the massively unlikely event there may have been?

    I turned over to bargain hunt before the possibility of some lesbian or trans crew members popped up……

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Africa is the birth place of civilisation – so started the first fire – so owes the whole word for climate change … ha ha ha ha ha…..

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    Piers Morgan ADMITS COVID Mistakes

    Piers wasn’t following “the science”, he was following “the politics” which was masquerading itself as science.

    The facts didn’t change, the real people that always had the facts were blocked from all platforms, careers ruined and ridiculed into oblivion.

    No Morgan, the science didn’t change, you just shut down the other side of the argument, prize winning scientists were censored, and let’s not forget, Morgan was having holidays abroad, whilst telling all us mortals to stay in doors

    How to apologies without actually apologizing, by Pierce Morgan…

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  34. MarkyMark says:

    Current national threat level
    The threat to the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) from terrorism is SUBSTANTIAL.

    What the threat levels mean
    Threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack.

    LOW means an attack is highly unlikely
    MODERATE means an attack is possible, but not likely
    SUBSTANTIAL means an attack is likely
    SEVERE means an attack is highly likely
    CRITICAL means an attack is highly likely in the near future

    https://www.mi5.gov.uk/threat-levels

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  35. MarkyMark says:

    Neil Oliver asks: Who are we and what is it we truly care about?

    ‘We are at a fork in the road from which there’s no turning back. We must open our eyes to the much, much bigger picture … see what’s really going on.’

    ………………………….

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  36. MarkyMark says:

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  37. MarkyMark says:

    An investigation by an EU watchdog into text messages sent by European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, to Pfizer’s CEO has found the EU’s executive arm guilty of “maladministration”.

    Von der Leyen’s aides are heavily criticised in the ruling from Emily O’Reilly, the European ombudsman, for their handling of requests for publication of the messages sent during negotiations over vaccine purchases.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/28/european-commission-guilty-of-maladministration-over-pfizer-texts-ursula-von-der-leyen-covid-vaccine

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  38. BRISSLES says:

    Digg, where you were met with a Scottish Indian ” expert ” weighed down with bangles and a dodgy taste in footwear, or an afro haired gypsy with a high pitched voice and bowler hat.

    ( I replied under your comment, but somehow ended up half a dozen further comments on (?)

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    • digg says:

      Brissles….. so many programs now are akin to dragging fingernails over a blackboard that it’s getting to be normal and expected.

      I suppose that’s the grand plan!

      If you can crush any semblance of National pride in your Country, the Country no longer exists and is effectively a ghetto that can go to the highest bidder.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true, that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during “God Save the King” than stealing from a poor box”
        ― George Orwell, A Collection of Essays

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  39. Luton Reject says:

    I had the misfortune to be listening to Vanessa Feltz in the car on TalkRadio the day the Laurence Fox story broke. She described GB News as “the hate channel” and has constantly agitated since to get it closed down. Perhaps she needs to do the same for her own station based on this. Go to 5:37. “Would you shag it?” Personally I have no problem with what Douglas Murray said but the hypocrisy rankles.

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    • tomo says:

      Is is harsh to wish Piers having Sam as a cabin share on their celebrity Mars pilgrimage “reality” show.

      I’m confident that between them a pubic appeal would more than cover the cost.

      I see that Tesco have put out hand sanitiser stands outside Express branches and some big store checkout cashiers have been gulled into wearing silly visors.

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    • Luton Reject says:

      Apologies, I see that StewGreen has already covered this earlier.

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  40. MarkyMark says:

    African countries have comparative advantage in renewables such as abundance of solar, wind, and geothermal resources, say analysts. As the Africa Climate Week kickstarts in Nairobi, Kenya, analysts have said the continent can offer solutions to the global environmental crisis.4 Sept 2023

    How can Africa fight climate change?
    Africa
    Enabling sound management of chemicals and waste.
    Keeping the environment under review.
    Promoting resource efficiency.
    Responding to climate change.
    Strengthening environmental governance.
    China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Centre.
    Supporting sound ecosystem management.
    Addressing poverty and environment.

    …………………

    China “gifted” the African Union a headquarters building and then allegedly bugged it for state secrets
    https://qz.com/africa/1192493/china-spied-on-african-union-headquarters-for-five-years

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    US finds Huawei has backdoor access to mobile networks globally, report says
    The Chinese tech giant has reportedly had access to carrier equipment for over a decade.

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    https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/us-finds-huawei-has-backdoor-access-to-mobile-networks-globally-report-says/

    O’Brien also called less-expensive Chinese solutions “tempting of a gift to turn down” for some countries, according to CNN, but that they come “with a price” of the Chinese company having access to information on the network.

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    • tomo says:

      I was mildly skeptical about Huawei until I realised that the majority of tech outfits (mobile network operators) have dunderheads in senior management who don’t see any danger at all – and don’t sanction traffic monitoring and security audits / pen testing.

      The ChiComs arrived at that opinion independently of little ole me.

      Why wouldn’t you snoop ? – we would.

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  42. MarkyMark says:

    Why stylist Gok Wan believes there’s no such thing as bad fashion
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/36kQGb59hcxHvvqcDY92YpV/why-stylist-gok-wan-believes-theres-no-such-thing-as-bad-fashion

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    NO, CHRISTIAN WOMEN WEARING SCARVES IS NOT THE SAME AS MUSLIM WOMEN WEARING THE HIJAB
    Posted onMar 23, 2019

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  43. MarkyMark says:

    b4627027-c5b7-44cc-a750-b5228f8e3206-85c7d3ec-d8b6-4a2b-9c6d-0e8158edf99e

    2018 … GAMMON IS OK .. MOVE ON .. HA HA HA H ….. No, ‘gammon’ is not a racial slur. Now let’s change the conversation
    This article is more than 5 years oldOwen Jones
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/14/gammon-not-racial-slur-change-conversation

    2019 … MALE STALE PALE – RACISM .. HA HA HA …. Isa Guha, the new face of BBC cricket, smashes a boundary or two
    Asian and female, the former England player is being lined up to replace ‘pale, male, stale’ commentators on TV coverage of The Hundred
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/isa-guha-the-new-face-of-bbc-cricket-smashes-a-boundary-or-two-fgrcd7qh5

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  44. MarkyMark says:

    We have our policies.

    We have our priorities.

    And very soon, we will have our election.

    And I know you’re ready.

    I have seen you on the streets of Shropshire and the doorsteps of Devon.

    I have seen your determination and dedication, and it makes me so proud to be one of your number.

    And I firmly believe that, together, we are the strongest campaigning force in British politics.

    We have taken chunks out of the Blue Wall.

    We have made it start to crumble.

    So now let’s smash it for good.

    The British people are desperate for hope.

    The British people are desperate for change.

    The British people are desperate for a fair deal.

    And we are the ones who can make it happen.

    So let’s get to it!

    Thank you.

    https://www.libdems.org.uk/news/article/ed-davey-a23

    Ed Davey speech to Conference
    LD
    by Liberal Democrats
    26 Sep 2023

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  45. tomo says:

    Are his kids old enough to be sent out?

    Give the f****r a kevlar hat and a a rifle and parachute him into Donbas.

    Happy to photo-op on Salisbury plain….

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  46. tomo says:

    Meanwhile in the Labour Party…

    I’m seeing claims he died earlier…

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  47. Sluff says:

    Reference Lawrence Fox being chucked off GBNews and the disgusting interview by Amol Rajan with the GBNews CEO on Toady.

    I can’t be 100% sure but am pretty sure some years ago a female lefty, on Have I Got News For You, referenced the German Chancellor Angela Merkel as an ‘unf***able lard bucket’.

    I tried and failed to reference this on the internet as entries reference the original attribution to the late Silvio Berlusconi. So the HIGNFY lady may have been quoting this.

    The point is, I don’t remember this person being thrown out of the BBC, nor do I remember any media furore, or BBC toady interviews about it. I do however remember the audience laughing loudly.

    When it comes to the Far Left, it’s very much a case of ‘do as I say’, not ‘do as I do’.

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  48. tomo says:

    and Pat nails it

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  49. Dickie says:

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