399 Responses to Start the Week 2nd October 2023

  1. Nibor says:

    Suella Braverman is right .

    I know that because of the BBC’s so called comedies traducing her . If the BBC thinks it’s wrong , it’s right .


    • MarkyMark says:

      Suella Braverman is a noise machine that is turned on when noise and distractions are required.




    • Up2snuff says:

      You are right, Nibor, and MM is wrong.

      Suella Braverman is a committed Brexiteer and like Kemi Badenoch, she knows that the Conservatives have most of the print press against them, Whitehall against them, the BBC/C4 and possibly ITV against them, Carrie Antoinette against them, various sports people against them, over half the NHS against them, ‘the establishment’ against them, some Conservative MPs against them and the Parliamentary Labour Party against them.

      Effectively the Conservatives in Government have been fighting with both hands tied behind their backs since June 2016 and that is why David Cameron quit as PM.


      • Scroblene says:

        Well said, Uppers!

        The worst lot are the Beebonic Plague, who are incessant with their anti-government shrieks and disgraceful bias towards Labour and even The Limp-Dems when they ever say anything more than, “ug”!

        It has to be the case that this intentional, tedious smearing of Conservatism by the elitist-drones in W1AA must have a deleterious effect on normal people who really want them to do what they’re paid to do which is entertain and inform, not parade pompous gits like Robinson and Linker around as if they’re saints who know everything about what’s wrong, but never consider that there will always be a way back with the right people in charge. Their negativity is a disgrace, especially as scared citizens still have to pay for their rubbish.

        I like Suella, she’s got more guts than most of them up there, and I hope she does pitch for the PM slot, because I’d vote for her!


        • MarkyMark says:

          Good luck ….

          2012 … “Two and a half years ago, the coalition government was formed, and we made a clear promise to the British public. After thirteen years of uncontrolled mass immigration, this government would reduce and control immigration.” – Theresa May 2012

          2015 … “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society.” – Theresa May 2015

          2018 … “Over the years, overall, immigration has been good for the UK. It has brought people with different backgrounds, different outlooks here to the UK,” – Theresa May 2018




      • MarkyMark says:

        She is a politician – paid to say what you need to hear for a vote – Cameron – I WILL BACK THE PEOPLES DECISION – Quits and gets contracts in China.

        Time will tell.


        “I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office.”
        ― Milton Friedman


    • Nibor says:

      Sorry folks ,

      First comment 1/10/23 9.22pm

      I never heard or read Suella`s speech . Snippets or headlines in passing is all I saw .

      But the bile against her by the BBC and other usual suspects is enough to know that she must be right .

      I might read the full speech later .


  2. Jeff says:

    Well, shiver me timbers, me hearties, the BBC have named Huw Edward’s replacement as their news anchor.

    And…drum roll…honestly, you’re never going to guess…

    It’s…………Clive Myrie.

    Blimey, there’s a turn up…


    • vlad says:

      Golly, what a surprise.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Excellent news – that’s another 500k off the viewing figures – innit


        • Scroblene says:

          Marvellous news Fed!

          As so may shirky councils are considering letting their ‘workers’ get away with only four days a week, can we agree that the Beebolics also do the same, so for three days, we can all have some decent broadcasting from some proper journalists who cover the whole spectrum of Britishness?

          That would reduce the TV tax burden straight away, and I suggest that they also don’t do Saturdays, so the ghastly Linker bloke and his awful mates don’t get a look in as well!

          Sundays can be used for true British devotional programmes, and any foreign religions can get their own stuff from whichever place they come from!

          Blimey – I could even run the country with edicts like this, but I never had the Greek…


    • Banania says:

      Wrong part of Wales.


  3. Flotsam says:

    Assume Government mistakes:

    Tories recent:

    HS2 (Continuation of Labour Project)
    Covid Lockdowns, furlough etc
    Failing to control Illegal immigrant invasion
    Involvement with the Ukraine
    Massive taxation
    Online Harms Legislation
    Failing to deal with the BBC

    Tories Earlier Mistakes:

    Joining the EU


    • Flotsam says:

      Forgot Net Zero


    • MarkyMark says:

      80 seat majority … 0 action.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      More tory fails:

      Lockup and trashing the economy
      Not building SMRs at 2.4 billion each (Nuclear)
      Putting illegals in hotels not our homeless
      Suppression of free speech


      • MarkyMark says:

        Dear Darren Henry,

        Parliament’s £13 billion restoration.

        HS2 £150 billion, original budget £36 billion.

        Track and Trace £37 billion – no tracking or tracing where this money went.

        £1.1bn of COVID small business loans identified as fraud

        £4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”

        13 + 150 + 37 + 1.1+ 4 = £205 billion

        Nuclear reactor = £6 billion


        Dear Mr H,

        Thank you for contacting me and sharing your views.

        The Government has been in negotiations on the Sizewell C project since January 2021 and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has granted development consent.

        The Government is strongly committed to Sizewell C and securing the UK’s energy security through delivering new nuclear power.

        Thank you again for contacting me.

        Kind regards,

        Darren Henry MP
        Serving Broxtowe


  4. tomo says:

    Professor of Oncology at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London: “At the end of last year I reported that I was seeing melanoma patients who had been stable for years relapse after their first booster (their third injection). I was told it was merely a coincidence and to keep quiet about it, but it became impossible to do so. The number of my patients affected has been rising ever since. I saw two more cases of cancer relapse post booster vaccination in my patients just this last week.
    Other oncologists have contacted me from all over the world including from Australia and the US. The consensus is that it is no longer confined to melanoma but that increased incidence of lymphomas, leukaemias and kidney cancers is being seen after booster injections. Additionally my colorectal cancer colleagues report an epidemic of explosive cancers (those presenting with multiple metastatic spread in the liver and elsewhere). All these cancers are occurring (with very few exceptions) in patients who have been forced to have a Covid booster whether they were keen or not, for many so they could travel.
    So why are these cancers occurring? T cell suppression was my first likely explanation given that immunotherapy is so effective in these cancers. However we must also now consider DNA plasmid and SV40 integration in promoting cancer development, a feature made even more concerning by reports that mRNA spike protein binds p53 and other cancer suppressor genes. It is very clear and very frightening that these vaccines have several elements to cause a perfect storm in cancer development in those patients lucky enough to have avoided heart attacks, clots, strokes, autoimmune diseases and other common adverse reactions to the Covid vaccines.
    To advise booster vaccines, as is the current case, is no more and no less than medical incompetence; to continue to do so with the above information is medical negligence which can carry a custodial sentence.
    No ifs or buts any longer. All mRNA vaccines must be halted and banned now.” Angus Dalgleish


    • kingkp says:

      It’s going to be biblical when disease ‘X’ arrives. It’s almost comical. If you can’t laugh at this nonsense you would go insane.


    • G says:


      Here’s another one, well worth a watch:

      Dr Tina Peers being interviewed over the Spike Protein and damage to the DNA system caused by……..caused by……….you guessed it ! –

      As all this information slowly emerges, you can only conclude the Pharma conspiracy was founded upon Government instruction to, ‘Kill off as many of the population as you can, particularly the old ones’.


      • tomo says:

        Notice how the MSM are still gatekeeping both coronavirus and vaccine information.

        I’m more inclined to Hanlon’s razor being a large factor – with much energy devoted to cover-up of stupidity or worse.

        That said, my cynicism on the early vaccine was rooted in knowledge about RNA virus mutation rates, pharma fails like Tamiflu and massive underreporting of quite severe seasonal flus going back decades.

        The present suppression campaign is imho in no small part down to the intoxicating delights of wielding power over people.

        No one in the public space is denying the present anomalous mortality stats or the increased reporting of obvious+diverse undesirable “vaccine” side effects – they are very simply refusing to discuss it – big style.

        The BBC fielding naïve, low information dishonest attack dimwits like Rachael Schraer only really serves to irritate.

        In tweeting about the new role, the reporter added that it would “hopefully help you through the thicket of weaponised stats, charts and scientific papers that get chucked out there to confuse, by people who want to push an agenda, gain influence or even make money.”

        Rachael is correct but is so dim as to not realise her real role ?


  5. tomo says:

    For some reason BBC Schaerer sounds a behaves just like I imagined



  6. vlad says:

    Remember how the BBC was filled with outrage and shedding hot tears over the ‘cages’ along the southern US border? All Trump’s fault – boo!

    Well, it’s got a whole lot worse under Biden but the lying media are nowhere to be seen, as the indefatigable Ted Cruz points out.

    One of many consequences of Democrat policy is child labour for boys and sex slavery for girls. And the destruction of whole cities – as even the Democrat mayor of NY admits – and whole states due to crime and drugs.

    And zilch from the rotten BBC. The evil media even tried to kill The Sound of Freedom which exposes the trafficking.

    All to protect the rotten, criminal, incompetent, senile old fool in the White House, and to keep Trump out.

    Defund the BBC, now.


    • MarkyMark says:



    • Thoughtful says:

      One point that the Republicans haven’t yet cottoned on to is that the Sinaloa cartel which owns the Mexican government have been buying NATO weaponry on the black market from Ukraine, and when any attempt is made to close that border those weapons are going to come into use and American border patrol & contractors are going to die.

      Worse still is the distinct possibility that Russia will directly arm Sinaloa and the US will be faced with a proxy war of the kind it visited on Russia on its own doorstep, only it’s going to be worse because not only have Sinaloa managed to have their people in every major US city, they also have illegals who they have smuggled across who owe money and will carry out terrorists acts to pay that off.

      Biden has destroyed America, and the propagandists tell you it’s kindness.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “Being a decades-old and very successful criminal group, the Sinaloa Cartel’s self-presentation is one of buttoned-down criminals whose oppressive rule comes with predictability and some level of moderation. Indeed, a key hallmark of the Sinaloa Cartel has been a rather careful calibration of violence that imposes its domination in a form to which local politicians, businesses, and people can develop predictable coping mechanisms. In contrast to CJNG, the Sinaloa Cartel keeps a lower, behind-the-scenes profile, one of “polite extortionists who bring in order, who are civilized criminals, who don’t just drag in violence for the sake of violence,” as a businessman in Baja California Sur whom I interviewed phrased it.”


        “Most of the big hotels in Cabo [San Lucas] pay Sinaloa. But it’s much better than before [2015-2018] when CJNG was fighting Sinaloa over the control of Baja Sur. The payments now are very predictable and the collectors [from the Sinaloa Cartel] polite and calm. It’s very civilized dealing with them. And you don’t have to pay once a week and crazy sums, just every few months at a reasonable rate”


        • tomo says:

          A colleague of mine moved from Houston, TX to Cartagena, Columbia and declared that Pablo Escobar’s control resulted in a better deal for the locals than was the case for Houston.


          • Fedup2 says:

            It’s only exchanging one mafia for another – the ones who pretend to be democratic and ‘care for the people ‘ are morally worse than pharmaceutical merchants in my view – at least the drug dealers are self financing from sales of their product rather than being a parasite of taxpayers ( 77 brigade to note )


            • atlas_shrugged says:

              Maybe it is like comparing the real mafia with a corporate mafia. The real mafia is run efficiently as anyone swinging the lead gets slotted.

              The corporate mafia has lots of inefficiencies and so has to steal more money from the public. For instance there is the pure theatre of a parliament and the cost of sham elections. Then there are all the hairdressers you have to employ and pamper them with assistants and security guards and free travel and pensions and free housing and working from home and wasteful technology etc.

              Real mafia rarely make it to pension age. The real mafia would never pay for daft things e.g. illegals to enter our country.

              So my guess is that paying the real mafia is cheaper for all these reasons.


  7. andyjsnape says:

    The people going ‘monk mode’ to limit social media use

    Anyone for “monk mode” ?

    The young girl, sorry journalist writes for the bbc and the guardian, well there’s no surprise


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yep – keep it omg kidult themed …. But I think removing Facebook / mobiles from kids in skool is a breach of the ECHR nonsense …


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Ironically, my book is precisely about the challenge of focus in the digital age, and the way tech is designed to engage with our minds and interfere with our thought process,” she says.



    • MarkyMark says:

      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



  8. Fedup2 says:

    Do you wonder why some pieces of ‘news’ allow comments and others don’t ? Today is a good example . A RC church roof in Mexico collapsed on Sunday during communion and killed at least 8 people ( RIP) … so the Daily Telegraph allowed comments .
    Can you guess the nature of those comments ? The devil is alive and well – certainly in the Godless DT editorial staff …

    Yet other subjects … you can predict absense of a comments section ..( I really don’t bother looking most of the time because too much crap is typed and very few comments of sanity laid down ) and never the BBC ..


    • G says:


      Not that I indulge in the Social Media scam but, all my life, I have often thought that there are more very sick people out there than is readily apparent. Social Media and my observation, ‘from a distance’ has confirmed my long-standing thoughts on the proportion of sick loons out there.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I reckon it’s because some people feel free to express themselves on the keyboard in a way they wouldn’t standing in -say – a pub.
        But as the good book – the boss – said – expect a slagging off – even in death …


        • Fedup2 says:

          Just further to this – I moderate my views even more on this site than what I really believe ……. And what the remedies are to the key issues of our time and decline …..


  9. Fedup2 says:

    Ah yes – the blue labour conference – a short list of ‘policies / promises ‘ that Will Never Happen …. I’m a bit tempted to watch because I do like watching a good funeral .

    Next week we have the yearly BBC love in with the Red Labour Party – who can promise to kill the most ‘Tory scum ‘? Will it be the loopy thick abbot or that loopy thick ginger girl ?


  10. tomo says:

    The BBC’s right think and mendacity …

    Slightly surprised that it’s nearly 20 years……

    I remember well the hunt for the list of attendees and the arrogant intransigence of the Beeboids.

    Worth a read of the comments.


    They’re still a it , as is seminar organiser Harrabin.


  11. JohnC says:

    Petts Wood: Two charged with murder after teen stabbed to death

    While the pretty, young, black schoolgirl from the well-to-family was being hacked to death by another enrichment, Max Moy Wheatley (who is white) was stabbed and murdered by two others (who are not white) and now they have been charged with murder.

    But for some reason, the BBC haven’t even reported it. I wonder why ?.

    Here they are:

    These Leftist scumbags don’t actually care one bit about who murders who. They are only interested if they can use it to virtue-signal and push their agenda.


    • Jeff says:

      All we have to do is think what the response would be if this was a black victim with two white assailants. Can you imagine?

      Diane Abbott wouldn’t be off our screens. There would be tear jerking interviews with Baroness Lawrence, mother of the murdered Stephen, by white racists over thirty years ago. There would be the inevitable accusations of institutional racism and we’d be told that it is still dangerous on our streets for young black men.

      BLM would “protest” in Parliament Square, our pathetic police would be grovelling on their knees and they’d allow some of these thugs to desecrate the Cenotaph.

      As it stands, the victim is a young white lad, as usual the killers are black and the media don’t give a flying xxxx.

      And that’s the truth…


  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Very windy days edition

    They say sugar is bad for our health. Then they tell us about: The health fears in artificial sweeteners (FT)

    But we were advised to take the artificial sweeteners to avoid the deadly sugar. What does that put you in mind of? Cough cough.

    The term Crony Capitalism refers to a situation in which corporations profit from a close relationship with State power, either through an anti-competitive regulatory environment, government largesse, and/or direct corruption.

    The pink Financial Times is our ground zero, our central locus of and voice for crony corporatism. Pro-EU. Pro-Net Zero. Multinational Corproate Globalist. Pro-low wage open border immigration.

    Exporters face hefty EU carbon tax after Sunak weakens climate policies – whines the FT.

    British exporters? Just in case you thought we were still actually manufacturing anything here in the UK (that anyone overseas might want to buy from us) – let the FT explain your school boy mistake – in the words of one Marcus Ferdinand, chief analytics officer at carbon consultancy Veyt: “UK windfarms that had planned to send a lot of what they generate to the EU on very windy days could find themselves priced out of the market”

    Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
    Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
    Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
    Like a carousel that’s turning running rings around the moon
    Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
    And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
    Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!

    – music by French composer Michel Legrand and English lyrics written by Americans Alan and Marilyn Bergman as introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

    Bill predicted at hundreds of millions… Treasury set lose revenue… Emissions price collapses… “UK wind farms… could find themselves priced out of the [EU] market” Adam Berman, Energy UK (FT)

    Says who? Well, so says Veyt (Norwegian-based consultancy with a global team of experts, we provide objective and forward-looking analysis for all significant low carbon markets – and UK Energy (The voice of the energy industry. We are the trade association for the UK energy industry with over 100 members covering the breadth of the sector including suppliers, generators, aggregators, flexibility providers, electric vehicle charging operators and software companies. We work with the sector, government, regulators and wider stakeholders to champion a sustainable UK energy industry.)

    Check out their websites. You’ll be amazed how many repetitive references they make to the pet buzz words like Sustainability, Carbon Free and Net Zero. And note the rather scant reference to the interests of energy customers in obtaining reliable energy at low prices. It’s all about fixing and regulating the market in their commercial interests.

    Who will buy
    This wonderful windy morning?
    Such a sky
    You never did see!

    Is that the little ragged bare foot Victorian orphan boy Oliver Twist I hear asking: “Please Sir, I Want Some More”

    Free School Meals Fight (Daily Mirror)

    Unless you stop flicking mashed potato at one another, right now, you’ll all be in detention! And you can help the dinner ladies clean up this mess. Who just threw that jam sponge?

    Do the right thing, PM… Celebs back Mirror campaign to give every child a chance… Hungry children can’t learn…

    Whoever instigated all this nonsense food fight can stand up right now! Come on, I know who you are, so you’re just wasting your own time, not mine! Ah, I see, all the usual suspects…

    Tom Kerridge, Nadiya Hussain, Olivia Colman, Ed Sheeran, Kate Winslet, Brian Cox

    Where’s Rashford? Marcus Rashford! I know he’s always involved. Where is he hiding? He’s been kept back by the games master for extra football practice? Tell Rashford to report to me at my office at 4pm


    • tomo says:


      The “too much wind” electricity export thing has been tried in Germany >>(Poland + Czech Republic) and Denmark >> (Norway) – saying that the economics is rather broken is an understatement as I understand it.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Do the right thing, PM… Celebs back Mirror campaign to give every child a chance… Hungry children can’t learn…”


      Manchester United star Marcus Rashford will charge up the list of the Premier League’s highest earners with his new £375,000-a-week deal… but where does the striker now sit in the top 10?17 Jul 2023


      How many books did Marcus Rashford sell?
      Through Nielsen BookScan in the UK, Rashford has sold 355,607 books in total for £1.92m.3 Oct 2022


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Olivia Colman was among the stars calling for the PM to extend free school meals to more needy kids”

      Olivia Colman (BBC) for the PM (Tax Payer) free school meals (Someone pays)


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Asoseeit – im in favour of taxpayers forking out for ‘free food ‘ in fact i think schools should be residential . No need for school runs- no 0830 /1600 stabbings – no need to pay benefits to breeders .., after all – the best people were boarders – right nut nut ?

    … ive changed my stance from last week where I advocated ending the school concept ( learn at home ) . Policy might change if there are the votes .


  14. tomo says:

    Overly long ……………….


    Seems likely that EVs might have an integrated brine plumbing system…..


  15. MarkyMark says:

    Covid will ‘continue to surprise us’, warns health official
    8 hours ago

    Dr Thomas Waite says the disease does not yet behave in a seasonal way, making it less predictable than other winter illnesses.

    He encourages anyone eligible for the free flu and/or Covid vaccine to get the jabs and protect their health.

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


  16. Sluff says:

    BBC is in eco-warrior mode today, both when they are and when they are not bashing the Tories.

    First up. Water quality. (Let me stress I do not approve of water companies trousering dividends offshore and then chucking out sewage out into the sea) At 0710 a feature about water quality, featuring Feargal Sharkey, clean water campaigner, and by way of balance……..another clean water campaigner.
    Impartial? Worthwhile coverage, OK. But impartial ???? Not a chance.

    Next up. BBC webshite. ‘BBC green sports awards announced’. Green sports awards FFS.
    No doubt decided on by various Islington residents.

    What next? The BBC awards for best Just Stop Oil protest?


  17. Thoughtful says:

    Corruption is killing America, and it’c now almost certain that it is too late to recover it from the disaster it faces.


    • MarkyMark says:

      This title is the “New York Times” bestseller – now in paperback. In “America Alone”, Mark Steyn uses his trademark wit, clarity of thought and flair for the apocalyptic, Mark Steyn to argue that America is the only hope against Islamic Terrorism. Steyn addresses the singular position in which America finds itself, surrounded by anti-Americanism on all sides. He gives us the brutal facts on these threats and why there is no choice but for America to fight for the cause of freedom – alone.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Funny, but there is no Islamic terrorism when Russia or China goes to those countries, it just appears to evaporate, however you can bet your bottom Dollar that if it does arise, those two will deal with it far more effectively than the corrupt USA will


        • MarkyMark says:

          2017 .. China has banned “abnormal” beards and full-face coverings in the remote western region of Xinjiang as part of tighter “anti-extremism” regulations that also prohibit rejecting state media. Xinjiang is home to about 10 million Uighur Muslims, who have said they routinely face discrimination.1 Apr 2017


    • MarkyMark says:

      “We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men. (link opens video)“


    • Fedup2 says:

      Watching the ‘wolf of Wall Street ‘free weekly Sunday thingy on the Youtube the growth of US borrowing is a horror – 1 trillion a month – what’s a trillion ? Is it one thousand billion ? And how are they either going to service that debt or pay it down ?

      The UK is heading that way with its’ blue labour money trees but sometime it has to stop ? Right ?


      • Thoughtful says:

        Just to correct here, the Wolf of Wall Street was a guy called Levi Bellfield and he served prison time for fraud. He was played by Leonardo Di Caprio in the eponymous title role.

        This guy calls himself the Maverick of Wall Street, although he lives in San Diego


  18. MarkyMark says:


    Canada Justin Trudeau sets World Record In avoiding questions – 18 Times – wastes everyone’s time in Parliament


  19. Up2snuff says:

    Sort of TOADY Watch #1 – actually, a trail for the succeeding programme, ‘Start the Week’

    But the BBC just couldn’t help themselves, they just had to rubbish and throw dung at the Conservative Party and the Conservative Party in Government. Would they have done that with the Labour Party and the Labour Party in Government 1997 to 2010. I rather think not.

    Toadily despicable, the BBC, in their hate for Conservatives and Conservatives in Government.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Hello up2
      Being ‘today / r4 free’ I only comment generally and wonder how the BBC is going to behave once the Red Labour lot take over next year .
      The ‘blame the tories ‘ narrative will survive the first 2 or 3 years but after that ? Will they ever say that the red policies are not so different from the blue ones … bit like the ‘in the loop ‘ thing where you can’t tell the difference between one set of loops and the other ….

      I can only imagine that the drive for the licence to be subsumed into general taxation- which might appear ‘popular’ but is a death sentence for any reform

      Otherwise there will be demand for further left policies and even more spending of other peoples’ borrowed money …


      • MarkyMark says:

        80 seat majority – 0 conservative policies.


      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        The scummy SNP have used that ‘blame the Tories’ very successfully here in Scotland for the last 14 years. Whether it’s natural Tory hatred, or the low IQ portion of the population, but they still appear to trust a Pakistani chancer of low intellect with no discernible skills.


  20. MarkyMark says:

    Live Aid concert to be turned into stage musical
    9 hours ago

    There is no smoking-gun evidence demonstrating that Live Aid achieved nothing, or only did harm. But there is ample reason to conclude that Live Aid did harm as well as good. It is also arguable that Live Aid may have done more harm than good.


    Live Aid eventually raised $127 million in famine relief for African nations, and the publicity it generated encouraged Western nations to make available enough surplus grain to end the immediate hunger crisis in Africa. Geldof was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his efforts.24 Nov 2009


    One night at dinner in late 1985, a friend talked about Ethiopia being in a civil war. Neither I nor anyone else at the table had heard that. It hadn’t been covered in the American press. This was just six months after the Live Aid concerts in Philadelphia and London had directly and indirectly raised over $100 million dollars for famine relief in the African nation. The next day I asked my sister Nina, an assistant at SPIN then, to research this, because if the country was at war, it would surely be difficult to move aid around and get it to people who needed it.
    In those days we didn’t have the Internet, so research was done by going to the library and trawling through endless spools of microfiche — film of newspaper pages from around the world. That evening she came into my office ashen faced — she had discovered it was clear, and very well evidenced, that this famine, the awful depictions of which had pulled on the world’s heartstrings, was man made, by government planes deliberately napalming rebel farms.


  21. MarkyMark says:

    BBC sister newspaper –

    press for a new offence of assaulting or abusing shop staff


    Major UK retail bosses plead for staff protection as ‘violent criminals empty stores’
    UK business leaders have asked for a meeting with the home secretary to press for a new offence of assaulting or abusing shop staff

    Sarah Butler
    Sun 1 Oct 2023 06.00 BST



    Christopher Hitchens’ thoughts on this …

    To Hell With the Archbishop of Canterbury {slate.com feb2008}

    In the midst of this dismal verbiage and euphemism, the plain statement—”There’s one law for everybody and that’s all there is to be said”—still stands out like a diamond in a dunghill. It stands out precisely because it is said simply, and because its essential grandeur is intelligible to everybody. Its principles ought to be just as intelligible and accessible to those who don’t yet speak English, in just the same way as the great Lord Mansfield once ruled that, wherever someone might have been born, and whatever he had been through, he could not be subject to slavery once he had set foot on English soil.



    • Banania says:

      Our hospital has notices warning against the abuse of staff. After the initial warning there is a handy list of activities, “The following constitute abuse”, to help would-be abusers who are not sure how to proceed.


  22. Dickie says:

    The “leader” of the western world.


  23. markh says:

    The BBC are pushing ‘black heroes’ at our kids on their CBBC channel. That is bad enough, but one of those ‘heroes’ pictured is the racist talentless thug Stormzy, who of course advocated burning down Theresa May’s house with her inside. I didn’t think that the BBC could get more vile but I was wrong. This is brazen racism- how can they get away with it?


    • MarkyMark says:

      2017 Sep “Stormzy handed best solo artist prize at GQ Awards by Jeremy Corbyn”

      2015 Sep “GQ Awards: Sam Smith wins top solo prize (missing person who handed it out in 2015, not so important?)”

      “Never had a MAC-10 ( Military Armament Corporation Model 10 similar to an Uzi) or a trey pound (357 magnum gun/revolver)
      You were never bad then, you ain’t bad now
      Never had the MAC then, little nigga, back down” – Big for Your Boots by Stormzy

      – GQ Politician of the Year 2017: Sadiq Khan (or Kahn) (spelt incorrectly as ‘Kahn’ on the image {twitter – Kate Hopkins})
      – GQ Politician of Year 2016 Sadiq Khan
      – GQ Politician of Year 2015 George Osborne
      – Rapper Stormzy calls Theresa May a ‘paigon’ {dailymail.co.uk sep2017}
      – paigon. friend that lies betrays and isn’t true
      – ‘Tories have been reduced to personal name-calling’: Jeremy Corbyn criticises Boris Johnson’s ‘mugwump’ comment {telegraph apr2017}
      – STORMZY – OH JEREMY CORBYN at Glastonbury 2017 *MUST WATCH* {youtube} (p.s. not very good if you just went to Glastonbury for the songs and not a political broadcast)
      – Diane Abbott discusses online abuse “We are very clear in the Labour Party. That if you are known and you are peddling racist, homophobic, anti-semitic abuse, you will face a penalty. The problem with a lot of this abuse though is it’s anonymous. ” – Diane Abbott @1:56



    • LynetteO says:

      Thanks Markh for reporting this. It is how the BBC distorts the education of children that needs to be highlighted and challenged more than anything else.

      In Sep 2020 -Stormzy’s latest single from his new album which was a tribute to Black Lives Matter and that black actor who played Black Panther who had recently died, got promoted in schools .

      The BBC was glad to report Stormzy has some sort of deal where the video for this Black Lives Matter tribute was played in school classrooms across the UK and Ireland as part of a BLM Diversity awareness program:

      The video had been shown in classrooms in London, Dublin , Glasgow and Manchester. .


    • vlad says:

      Never underestimate the BBC’s capacity for vileness.


  24. MarkyMark says:

    October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years.

    30 years?
    30 years?


    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.’



    UK 2018
    Home Office, UK Security … Islamist …. Sajid Javid.
    London Mayor, UK Prosperity … Islamist … Sadiq Khan.
    CEO of Bernados, UK Children … Islamist .. Javed Khan.
    Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief … Islamist … Lord Ahmed.
    BBC religion and ethics commissioning … Islamist … Fatima Salaria


    • Guest Who says:

      October is Black History Month in the UK



      She has told the board she will not seek a second term, which will make her the short-serving chair in the partnership’s history.

      It comes as the partnership reported a loss of £234m last year, forcing it to scrap the annual staff bonus.

      But at least the delivery newspaper is rammed with Beeboids of diversity.


        • MarkyMark says:

          A man using augmented reality goggles. When used with AI, such technologies have endless potential in the fields of healthcare, agriculture, and education. Copyright: Source: Pxfuel.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I thought it was every month ..,

        I guess the ethnic talent will get a job on the red or blue labour cabinet – she seems of the calibre to ‘run’ the NHS

        Or maybe next chelsee manager


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Some might say that she has wrecked John Lewis.

        Some might say that being chief executive of Ofcom – state censorship organisation mainly staffed by BBC has beens – is not a good qualification for running a large retail organisation.

        Some might say that a total absence of commerical experience was not a good qualification, either.

        Some might say that working in Downing Street during the Blair regime, or at the World Bank, or as director general at the Department for International Development, are qualifications for precisely nothing in the real world.

        Unfortunately, these are the sort of people who are running/ruining Britain.


    • vlad says:

      @Guest Who – Come to my local library and you’ll see that EVERY month is Black something month. It never ends.


  25. andyjsnape says:

    Migrants trying to reach the UK cross the Alps on foot

    Luckily the bbc is here to inform people of options!

    Borders, what borders. How do these people travel and no one ever seems to stop them at borders


    • taffman says:

      “Borders” – The English Channel, it served Great Britain for hundreds of years , that is if it is defended ?
      Answer – defend it!


    • Flotsam says:

      What utter tripe. The article tries hard to big up “crossing the Alps on foot”, making it sound like a Scott of the Antarctic venture or they are scaling the North face of the Eiger. The fact is that they are crossing the low Alps which barely rates as a hike up Snowdon. Sure, the weather can turn bad up any hill and people unused to the hills can suffer but it’s hardly worth the empathy.


  26. Guest Who says:

    Follow the sci… money.

    Every now and then, New Scientist helps a carefully selected commercial partner speak to our audience. Their support helps us produce the high quality journalism we bring you every week.

    Dear Example First Name (still got the work experience on PR),

    dmg events is proud to announce the launch of the Global Energy Transition (GET) Congress and Exhibition,

    Keynote Speaker
    The Scorcher of Iraq

    Climate change – and the transition to a net zero economy and society – is the biggest challenge
    the world faces.


  27. Eddy Booth says:

    “M53 bus crash: Teachers on buses as pupils return to school”


    ‘Stephen Gray, head teacher of Calday Grange Grammar School, said there would be “angst about travelling to school”.’

    Where do they get these clowns from.


    • Guest Who says:

      The head, the ‘reporter’ or both?

      My class once lost three in a scouting tragedy.

      We found out about at assembly and returned to empty desks.

      It was indeed very sad.


  28. andyjsnape says:

    bbc website, page headings

    Costing of living page – still on there, very little to report, and goes back months

    Climate page – still banging on about this

    Culture page – for some reason

    Surely we could just have “news”, instead of campaigning


  29. andyjsnape says:

    Refugee festival comes to Bristol to challenge perceptions

    bbc campaign

    I remember as a kid it was very rare to see someone in a foreign dress, now almost everywhere in the UK. Its just a mish mash of foreigners, and third world immigrants


  30. Dickie says:

    Some soothing music for the neocons of the US, EU, UK and NATO and especially for the Nazi supporters in Canada:


  31. Sluff says:

    There has been a general whiff of BBC disapproval over Sunak’s advocacy of making school students do Maths until age 18. For instance


    It’s not from the DFE they bleat. Policy on the hoof they bleat, disparagingly. Experts don’t like it.

    So now……. let’s do a MarkyMark and go back to 2013 and this.


    From their website, the Sutton Trust doesn’t strike me as being naturally Tory-supporting. Likewise Kings College London.
    So if it was all right then why not now?

    And I wonder what the DFE civil servants have been doing these last ten years.
    Absolutely B***** all, I dare say.

    And what does the BBC have to say about this?
    Diddly squat of course.
    Doesn’t fit the narrative.

    Hypocrisy in action.


    • MarkyMark says:

      I feel like I’m in the back to the future movie!
      Thanks Sluff!

      Not sure if I’m the hero or villan here!


  32. digg says:

    So all the greenies who have been moaning on about water and river quality with huge support from the likes of celebs on the BBC have a result….

    We are all going to get much bigger water bills!



    Hooray and thanks everyone, not!


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Digg

      Good of the bbc to promote the increase, and Not do any investigation into why the shareholders/directors still earn millions, but expect the end user to pay up again


      • Scroblene says:

        Apparently, the dividends paid out to the shareholders of the water companies are about the same as the money they spend on dealing with leaks and providing services!

        You can’t trust the BBC to do anything but hang around until there’s a ‘story’, by which time it is way too late, but hey, that’s the civil service for you.


  33. tomo says:

    That 2006 Harrabin organised seminar on climate reporting at the BBC.

    The Guardian was there – see :



    I’d bet the BBC threatened the potential publishers with legal action and commercial pressure.


  34. tomo says:

    Rather like giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama?


    No mention of a certain dissenting mRNA patent holder eh?


  35. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not BBC — I thought I’d click on a Care for Calais social media link. This is their donation page. Is there really anyone who still believes that the globalist chattels being dumped in our country are arriving without a phone?

    £13 for an outfit… CfC really are taking the pi** out of the British public.



    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Terminal

      “Stuck in Calais” or go home?


    • BRISSLES says:

      How about a one-off one-way never to return train ticket back to their warm countries – saves everyone from contributing to warm clothes at least !


  36. tomo says:

    So Ukraine deployment seemingly stuttering

    Shapps gets pushed into another …



  37. Fedup2 says:

    The traditional 0400 multiple stabbings – this one in Halifax – has claimed the life of victim number 2 ( of 3 ) … no names yet and next to no coverage – no blubbing plod – candle light vigils ‘something must be done ‘ choirs …
    Whereas did kid in Croydon …..


  38. Terminal Moraine says:

    R5 — Naga had Annabel Sowemimo on; author of “Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare”. From the blurb:

    “Here, in an essential and searing account, Annabel Sowemimo unravels the colonial roots of modern medicine. Tackling systemic racism, hidden histories and healthcare myths, Sowemimo recounts her own experiences as a doctor, patient and activist.”

    Then a bit about the stepping down of the John Lewis boss. Naga and the retail pundit both agreed it was a good thing to see a black woman in such a prominent position and we need to see more. Did she do a good job? Who cares. (£234m annual loss).



  39. tomo says:

    Vile out ‘n about spreading joy


    • andyjsnape says:

      Here’s an idea, how about get off your bike and walk around!

      Same issue happens for cars, but we have to wait, you can to


      • Sluff says:

        No no no Andy.

        Cyclists are totally untouchable.

        As shown by the Deliveroo rider who yesterday afternoon overtook me while waiting first in line at a T junction with traffic lights, and carried on straight through with the lights on red.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Sluff – as a rider of a 300cc scooter I feel more fearful of the delivery vermin than cars – they just have a death wish – which very often I hope will be met ….


          • Scroblene says:

            Well, most of the awful stuff they’re delivering from dodgy foreign food outlets is roadkill, so it’s like for like, Fed!

            I’d avoid any of these foreign places that serve up disgusting slop, and feel a whole lot better for it!


            • BRISSLES says:

              I once saw a documentary about where pizzas and other chicken meals are made that the likes of Deliveroo deliver.

              You would never eat another delivered meal in your life ! Cue shots of grey buildings on an industrial estate. Cut to “kitchens” that clearly had been by-passed by health inspectors and manned by foreigners who barely spoke English – remember, if these were illegals then hygiene is probably not a word in their vocabulary, so forget the basics of hand washing.
              Still hungry and reaching for the phone ?


        • Banania says:

          Go and live in Amsterdam, where the bicyclist can do no wrong.


    • MarkyMark says:

      DEADLY STUNT YouTuber shatters skull jumping off 100ft bridge with no bungee after posting ‘there’s no fun in living a normal life’
      Imogen Braddick
      Published: 10:42, 30 Nov 2020Updated: 12:02, 30 Nov 2020



      • tomo says:

        ooh, can we get some MPs to do it for “charity” – make them calculate and measure their own bungees?


        • Scroblene says:

          Do you REALLY want to see Diane Abbott on a bungee, Tomo?

          There are websites for that sort of thing, but Google always warns me of the content before I do the clicking…


  40. Doublethinker says:

    As some might remember there is a project , sponsored and developed by some villagers, to erect a large wind turbine near to our village . There have been a couple of recent meetings about it and I attended one of them.
    The local ‘worthies’ had brought along a professional climate emergency speaker complete with an all singing all dancing presentation. He took the floor and held forth for an hour. The basic message was that massive detrimental climate change is inevitable over the next thirty years but that provided vigorous and rigorous action is taken immediately to reduce CO2 emissions even greater damage can be avoided in the second half of this century.
    His presentation was full of scary pictures , fires, floods , droughts , famine , melting glaciers , rising sea levels etc . Young mothers were shielding their infants ears and eyes so they wouldn’t know the terrible fate which inevitably awaited them in adulthood.
    David Attenborough was invoked as a holy man , a prophet, the IPCC was referred to the only true source which all scientists agreed with. I don’t watch the BBC but I assume that this is the sort of stuff they spew forth non stop.
    It was like a revivalist meeting where the preacher threatens the congregation with hell fire and eternal damnation.
    I pointed out one or two of the many errors ,inconsistencies and exaggeration in the presentation but it was like trying to stop a tank with a pea shooter.
    What was so depressing was not the error strewn presentation itself but the way it was unquestionably lapped up by the audience of my fellow villages. Years of conditioning has done its work , perhaps even to the point where they are willing to make huge personal sacrifices to the Climate Gods!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Could you not have drowned a polar bear or something – or presented a list of Chinese coal power stations fired up since 2022…?


      • Scroblene says:

        It certainly hasn’t conditioned me, DT! I’ve seen the big con coming for ages now, and all I do is see who’s ‘following the money’!

        I think it goes back to the awful Bliar years, when he started the rot, then scampered away and let the idiot Brown do the nasty stuff, both to the British population, and to private business in general, and I’ll never forgive him for that.

        Climate change is the socialist way to thieve money from the gullible – the Beebolics adore it all, but that’s the civil service for you!


    • tomo says:


      honorarium + expenses for the speaker?

      Care to elaborate with a name / affiliation?


      • Doublethinker says:

        I don’t want to reveal my name and village . Anonymity is protection. A mob of mothers fighting on behalf of their children is a force to be reckoned with!


  41. Thoughtful says:

    Diversity monster and wrecker of the once lovely department store John Lewis has announced she will step down from her Tory appointed position in 2025 by which time the store will be completely unsavable with her having spent untold millions on useless diversity training for staff which has not generated a single penny in income for the company.

    A shame governments don’t go bankrupt in the way businesses do.


    • Scroblene says:

      And to think that all those MPs will have to shop on Amazon, or Ebay soon!

      I mean to say…!


  42. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like imposters have taken over the blue labour conference – the real lefty tories have been replaced by dummies spouting crap about cutting taxes and being ‘conservatives ‘ — 13 long wasted lefty years …


    • MarkyMark says:

      80 seat majority – 13 years in power – 0 conservative policies.


      Jeremy Hunt: everyone will be paying more tax after autumn statement 2022

      Everyone. Everyone. Everyone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  43. andyjsnape says:

    How Black History month is celebrated around the world

    bbc in its element

    White history to follow? Or never to be mentioned.

    Disgusting what the ex British broadcaster has become, racist


    • Eddy Booth says:

      LBGT history month is probably next up.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      I’ve read the BBC article on Black Hysteria Month. It repeats the usual lies, including the discredited Cheddar Man fantasy. No reference to Britain’s role in ending slavery throughout the world. The BBC is taking comments, but at the time of writing, more that 2 hours after the article appeared, only 1 has been posted. And that’s been removed – guess it wasn’t too positive.


  44. tomo says:

    and when they’re ejected onto the street, douse them in orange oil based paint


  45. tomo says:

    Architects and doctors


  46. JohnC says:


    The BBC are wetting their panties again -this time because Trump is in court.

    This alone sums it up for me:

    ‘The group of news organisations has argued in a letter to the judge that if there’s ever a case where arguments should be broadcast live, it’s this one: “The need for the broadest possible public access cannot be overstated. Quite literally, the world is watching these proceedings.”’

    Then later we get:

    ‘Justice Arthur Engoron has just walked into the room and has taken his seat.

    The first item the court is dealing with is whether cameras should be allowed in the courtroom today.

    Engoron says he has to deny the request.’

    The Judge is a Democrat.

    The charge is brought by the first black woman New York Attorney General:
    ‘Letitia Ann James is an American lawyer and politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party.’

    What a surprise. It’s a complete farce.

    Stand by for the BBC to report every bad thing anybody says about Trump. That’s what their ‘Live Update’ feature is for.

    Next we have the ‘election fraud’ where the judge Tanya Chutkan is another Democrat black woman who was appointed by Obama.

    All information the BBC WON’T be telling you.


    • tomo says:

      Justice Arthur Engoron has clearly set out, in collusion with the NY AG to nettle and provoke DJT via whatever powers the pair of them can arbitrarily abuse and he’s wallowing in his new found prominence + smirking at the media…

      Engoron already said publically that Trump’s guilty and said no jury – he will decide.

      How’s that work?


      Letitia James is an embarrassment to the American legal profession. She actually ran on a “get Trump” slogan campaign!

      Tanya Chutkan? pfff… look at her record.


    • Doublethinker says:

      A lot of commentators , even lefty ones, think this lawfare against Trump is increasing his support as the American public see it as grossly unfair and hypocritical.
      Perhaps the Dems know that they have a series of insurance policies which guarantee them victory in the GE and so don’t care if these show trials drive voters to Trump. They are doing them to show anyone else who wants to follow the Trump MAGA agenda in future years what they can expect to happen to them if they do.


  47. Althepalerp says:

    My Grandsons primary school have a montage of flags on the wall.
    When he mentioned the Union (Jack) Flag was upside down his teacher said “it didn’t really matter”


    • TrickCyclist says:

      My local council had a couple of Diamond* Jubilee flags flying last year, with a crown and some words centred over a Union Jack. Unfortunately they were printed the wrong way up, so the Union Jack part had to be flown upside down.

      *Edit: Oops, I should’ve written Platinum.


    • MarkyMark says:

      What about the ISIS flag?


  48. BRISSLES says:

    She probably hadn’t clue anyway. I despair sometimes at the level of intelligence that our esteemed teachers possess.

    On one occasion my conversation with a teacher was of christmas presents received decades ago. I mentioned I always had “annuals” regularly every year. I was then asked by said teacher (in their late 20s) what an annual was. I just pursed my lips and rolled my eyes with a look of “really ?” on my face.


  49. BRISSLES says:

    I’m finding Chris Hope of GBN – with the stupid name of chopper, very unwatchable.