Start the Week 20th November 2023

The coming week Budget – Tax – welfare – ( not enough )JFK( who dun it?) – Israel surrender ( ceasefire ) victory for Islamic Hamas – the BBC narrative <- mostly peaceful attacks on Jews .. look away in case it upsets the ‘community ‘….

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  1. MarkyMark says:


    In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
    Name of donor: Ellesborough Golf Club
    Address of donor: Butlers Cross, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 OTZ

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: honorary membership of Ellesborough Golf Club; value for 2015-16 £1,165 p.a.


  2. Guest Who says:

    Of course the BBC will need to verify this.

    Or ignore it.

    So in addition to retaining the hostages Hamas still seems has loads of boom boom to fire but the useful idiots want a ceasefire?

    QT this week rammed with Novara and Labislam MPs?


    • Guest Who says:

      Seems Biden, when asked, feels a deal on hostages is in the offing.

      Maybe the Israelis get a ton more Iron Dome to shoot down the new rockets Hamas will sneak in during the ‘humanitarian ceasefire’?

      Possibly worth taking to get back the poor sods left.

      And Hamas loses anyway as it is clear now to anyone bar the Islamolefty cretin sector they care not one jot for the people in Gaza… including a fair number of Palestinians now too.


  3. Guest Who says:

    Cheek partner Alan Rusbridger has a new outlet, and amazingly, no difference in delusions.

    “On the new episode of Media Confidential:
    Alan Rusbridger and Lionel Barber speak to LBC broadcaster and author James O’Brien, who takes aim at Daily Mail chief Paul Dacre, news mogul Rupert Murdoch and journalist, broadcaster and editor Andrew Neil—UK media figures he includes in his book about the people he thinks “broke Britain”.”

    Given even the BBC had to drop JO’bsworth for being too much of a howling lefty stormtrooper… nice one, Al.

    I wonder if this gets the same audience as Toenails (yawn) and Amol talking to each other as no one else wants to?


  4. MarkyMark says:

    Lord Cameron – rug muncher …

    Following my visit to Afghanistan, I was given a rug by Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. (Registered 30 August 2007)


  5. Dickie says:


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      It took more than 30 years before Israel compensated the US for the dead servicemen on the US Liberty NSA spy ship. They attacked the ship over and over.


  6. pugnazious says:

    Remember when Barnier was the BBC’s favorite goto Brexit basher across the water as they hung onto every word he said slagging off Brexit and Brexiteers?

    Hmmmm….not so much recently as he’s recanting his anti-Brexit bull….oddly they’re not interested in recent developments in Europe in regard to migration…shutting borders and exploring ways to off-shore the illegals just as we are….from Guido…

    ‘“For 30 or 40 years, there’s a kind of interpretation that is always in favour of the migrants . . . We have to rewrite something in the [EU] treaties or in the [European Convention of Human Rights]. We have to create a constitutional shield [allowing national law to take precedence], and to ask the French people to decide. The EU today is no longer the EU that the UK left. We have begun to draw the lessons of Brexit.”’

    Yep…open borders will destroy you….but then that’s exactly what the BBC et al want….wipe Britain, and the ‘West’, from the map, from history so that Blacks feel better about themselves and no longer have to compare their failure to develop with the magnificent blossoming of Europe…and Asia.

    Unfortunately that’s not a joke….the plan genuinely is to make every success and achievement seem to derive from Black people or if not, to make such achievements appear to be wicked and immoral, achieved only by exploting and colonising and stealing from Black people.

    Currently being taught in a school near you and via BBC programming.


  7. Guest Who says:
    Nigel Farage has said he is “a hero” to some people and “a villain” to others, as he appeared in the new series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
    TV critic Scott Bryan told #BBCBreakfast he’s ‘uncomfortable’ with his inclusion

    #CCBGB for just about all involved bar Nigel and ITV.

    I knew the BBC was staffed by kindergarten kids for kindergarten kids, but… this is next level. Down.


    • taffman says:

      Something tells me that the BBC and the Tories are “afraid , Very afraid of Nigel” Farage .


  8. Sluff says:

    Covid enquiry update. Patrick Vallance in the hot seat today.

    It is so interesting to listen to the covid enquiry and compare what you hear with what excerpts the biased BBC choose to put on their news.

    No sentient person can avoid the conclusion that the BBC have an agenda to seek out gotcha moments against the government of the day and Boris in particular, as opposed to a fair representation of the points actually made.

    For example.
    There is coverage that Vallance and Chris Whitby were sometimes at odds. However Vallance himself accepted (not covered by BBC news bulletin) that Whitby was looking at big picture health outcomes, not just covid but including mental health among the lonely, undiagnosed and late-treated non-covid illnesses, the long term impact of children having their education trashed. In other words, not very different from the overarching balanced decision-making the government needed to make.

    For example, Vallance wanted an earlier lockdown. But he himself admitted that it could only have happened a couple of days earlier as evidence was changing daily, and anyway legislation was required.

    For example, Boris didn’t understand science. But the chair of the enquiry admitted she couldn’t understand graphs and data, and it transpired in a meeting attended by Vallance that most European leaders couldn’t understand science either.

    Yet the BBC somehow manage to fail to report all the above contexts because they are only interested in getting Boris and the Tories.

    A disgrace from a state subsidised broadcaster with a near 30% share of the media market..


  9. Thoughtful says:

    Heard about this on the Western media?

    KYIV, Nov 19 (Reuters) – About 3,000 mostly Ukrainian trucks, including those carrying fuel and humanitarian aid, were stuck on the Polish side of the border on Sunday due to a more than 10-day blockade by Polish truckers, Ukrainian authorities said.


    • tomo says:

      Yep – I linked a BBC story earlier.

      The Polish truckers are hopping mad / furious – the Ukrainians are undercutting them to the point they’re not able to pay the finance on their trucks…

      I didn’t notice on a skim of the BBC piece if the EU mandated (Brussels) Ukrainian concessions are for cross border traffic or if the Ukrainian trucks are loading up with cheaper ( maybe even half price Russian) diesel at home and then trundling loads around Poland and the EU…. any chaos is likely appreciated in Moscow and well worth running a cheap diesel supply operation for….?


  10. Thoughtful says:

    And now Demonrat Rep Dan Goldman appears to have called for Donald Trump to be assasinated.

    “His rhetoric is really getting dangerous. More and more dangerous. And we saw what happened on January 6th, when he uses inflammatory rhetoric. Now, in his recent Truth Social posts, is incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone uh, that, might be trying to work in government – and, it is just unquestionable at this point that that man can not see public office again. He is not only unfit, he is destructive to our democracy, and he has to be eliminated,” Goldman told MSNBC’s Jen Psaki.


    • tomo says:

      There’s nuttier Democrats than Goldman.

      They’re all OK as far as BBC USA team are concerned.


  11. tomo says:



  12. Fedup2 says:

    Stuff about those who were ‘in charge ‘ during covid … just confirming the inadequacies being discussed here at the time . A totally ineffective PM – civil servants and politicians with no scientific background – completely reliant on ego driven scientific factions …. All very sad – I detect people care less now – the same next time …


  13. StewGreen says:

    MP being called out for only now speaking up about aggressive Islamist supporters


  14. StewGreen says:

    Fliipping heck did you see @YunusLunat1 takeover the Patrick Christy’s show about 10:13pm ?

    He’s the lawyer who acted for the Batley parents
    He did the biggest gaslighting you have ever seen

    Pat “Do you not think it’s a national disgrace that that teacher is still in hiding?”
    Lunat ‘No I’m here to discuss your concerns about when you were with Muslim demonstrators outside Parliament’
    Pat “OoooooKay go on”

    Lunat “… Now you were upset simply cos people didn’t want to speak to GBnews
    but WHATABOUT WHATABOUT this do you think I would have had the chance to do what you did , if I was at the Cenotaph last Saturday ?
    What would have happened to me or someone of my ethnicity had gone to the Cenotaph to have a CIVILISED conversation with those people, that were SUPPOSEDLY standing up for British democracy
    (gotcha, gotcha haven’t I !!!) ‘

    Pat ” don’t quite get your point”

    Yunat “No one laid a finger on you ! I don’t think I would have come out unscathed as you did
    All people did was ignore you”

    Pat “That is categorically NOT true”
    All the videos I’ve seen show me that the intimidation and hate that Patrick faced from the Palestinian supporters was off the scale compared to the Football lads crowd who were for the most part very peaceful , except for when police became tricky, like blocking paths and then it was all over in a minute as the crowd shuffled through. etc.

    Yunat went on and on and on
    Christys had to shout “liar” quite a few times


    • taffman says:

      We have a supine government allowing us, the people of Great Britain, to be trampled over .
      Import the third world and you will get the third world.
      We need a new government that will put the people of Great Britain first.


      • Dickie says:

        Since when has a government ever put the people of GB first. The majority of politicians are spivs and charlatans and care only for themselves.


    • StewGreen says:

      Christys rips his own earpiece out so he doesn’t have the producer in his ear
      Pat “You know I had a security guard on Wednesday”
      Yunat “Did anyone lay a finger on you ?”

      Christys “Yes they did and you can see that in the clip
      these 2 clips have been seen half a million times each
      You are the only person ever (to claim I was untouched)
      Do you condone the way those people behaved to me ??
      … ”

      Yunat “I have seen the clip .and I didn’t see anyone raise their voice to you
      Pat “what the F, are you insane ?
      One of the clips the bloke has a megaphone shouting in my face”
      Yunat “wel the clip that I have seen”

      He went on saying no one in the pro Palestinian crowd “NOT ONE PERSON had been intoxicated”
      Pat replied that the smell of skunk was sometimes strong and yes he has had someone really drunk on him.
      Pat “We are playing clips right now to show you are lying”


      • StewGreen says:

        They finally got to the Batley case
        Pat “You know the teacher couldn’t go back, cos of the death threats
        Yunat “Ah you see the threats came from the way it was reported int the media and it was out of control …blah blah”


  15. StewGreen says:

    There are sometimes coincidences
    Tonight’s UNiversity Challenge

    Team player wearing headcovering, just happened to wear Palestinian flag colours

    Team mascot just happened to mirror the trope “The tentacles of the Jews control the world like a blue octopus”

    Both the colours and the mascot were DIFFERENT last time ..

    However someone claims it was filmed months ago


    • Sluff says:

      If it was filmed months ago then the anti-semitism shown by the BBC is even more pronounced as it was by definition unprovoked by recent events.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Ban toys! Ban everything that has a sign.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I did like some ‘thing ‘ where someone tried to explain that one of the reasons things are getting worse is that adulthood is being delayed because of mass attendance at university – coupled with dumbing down – lower work ethics coupled with higher ‘entitlement ‘ ….
        I don’t know if I’m sold on this idea – but I heard that only 10% of those entering the senior civil service have a science background didn’t help much with covid . However I bet the 90% got off on nut nut making another tedious ‘classics ‘ reference …..

        I used to watch University Challenge – but the downward path began post Bamber – with the newsnight presenter sneer ….


        • MarkyMark says:

          2017… 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. { – john gatto – jan1990}

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

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


    • Guest Who says:
      The BBC sneaking in antisemitic tropes with all the finesse of an autistic 14 year old boy on Telegram.

      To be fair, that is not something a highly paid editor of the Today programme would be aware of, though the charmer is clearly hoping to ‘reach’ sisters like the psycho babe from Durham the other day.


      • StewGreen says:

        Yes coincidence, cos people are able to show the photos of the jacket on the Zara website as navy and orange
        So its the studio lights make it seem black and red
        The green is actually just a small area : the pocket


  16. Zephir says:

    CCGB regarding the likelihood bbc muzzies will cover this one up:

    “Horrifying new footage captured during the Nova festival massacre shows Hamas terrorists shooting down two woman as they tried to flee.

    The footage was captured from security cameras at Kibbutz Alumim, which is located just to the east of where the festival was held, according to the South First Responders Telegram channel. Horrifying moment Hamas killer chases down fleeing Nova festival Israelis, grabs one by her hair and shoots her at point blank range before executing her friend in sickening October 7 attack – amid hopes that hostages could be freed

    Footage shows Hamas gumen ambushing group of people at Kibbutz Alumim”


  17. StewGreen says:

    BBC’s Mary Harper the Somali rapist protector (testified for 3 Somalis, criticised by the judges in 2 cases)
    full Mail story :


  18. JohnC says:

    BBC assesses footage of hostages and tunnels released by Israel

    Goodness me. What a low-grade ‘presentation’ by the BBC again. It tells us nothing : a female BBC reporter who on other days presents ‘Bargain Hunters’ shows us the video of the hostages being taken to the hospital and simply describes what we are watching. There is no actual journalistic addition to the horror of what we are watching. She describes it like she’s describing some video of a birthday party.

    My favourite bit which shows just how pathetic it is concerns the ‘armoured door’ at the end of the tunnel from the hospital. The BBC actually asked Israel if they have managed to open it yet and then tell us Israel have not replied. Why would they care about that ?. Is it some kind of childish attempt to infer Israel are hiding something ?.

    I note the terrorist supporting scumbag Bowen is quiet at the moment. I would hope he feels shame for the lies he told until we got proof Hamas WERE using the hospital. But I know by now that people like him at the BBC have no sense of shame or conscience whatsoever. It’s all agenda.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello JohnC, hope you are well

      How lovely the bbc verify spinning blue logo thingy – some uni student must be well proud


  19. Zephir says:

    Far left racists don’t like being cancelled ?

    “Wake Forest University professor who resigned after saying she would be ‘tempted to shoot’ dance parties like Hamas after vile terror attacks in Israel now moans that the school threw her to the wolves”

    “A Cornell University professor who called the Hamas terror attacks ‘exhilarating and energizing’ has taken a leave of absence and will not return to class for the remainder of the year. ”

    “Wake has seen multiple recent controversies involving professors and students’ use of social media

    The university’s medical school put one of its students ‘on leave’ after she tweeted about purposefully missing a man’s vein while drawing his blood – an act apparently meant to punish the patient, who mocked her for wearing a pronoun badge that said ‘She/Her.'”

    Mullen resigned ‘for personal reasons’ just weeks after the sickening X post
    She wrote ‘it’s kind of a Duh’ she ‘could be tempted to shoot up your dance party’
    Speaking to a campus paper, she’s now moaned she was let down by the college”


  20. Zephir says:

    “Cornell professor who called Hamas attacks on Israel ‘exhilarating’ and ‘energizing’ takes a leave of absence after admitting the language he used was ‘reprehensible’.

    Claudia Tenney, a Republican congresswoman whose district borders that of Cornell, said Rickford’s leave of absence was insufficient, and he needed to resign.

    Five members of the Cornell University chapter of the AAUP – American Association of University Professors – wrote a letter to The Cornell Daily Sun defending him.

    ‘Professor Rickford’s extramural speech at the Oct. 15 rally falls squarely within the protections of academic freedom to comment on political matters,’ they wrote.

    ‘That his speech offended or shocked does not lessen its protection, as academic freedom is most needed for speech that others find offensive.'”

    Yet they have no problems cancelling others who they disgree with politically do they ?


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC all over it in the Moaning Emole, quoting their sources.

      Hamas says truce deal is close but Israel yet to comment

      “Reports are emerging of a potential truce agreement between Hamas and Israel. It could lead to Hamas returning civilian hostages in exchange for Israel’s release of jailed Palestinians. There’s been no confirmation from Israel. Get the latest on our live page.”

      Maybe the Israelis are waiting to see if Mullen has made the BBC list?

      “Inspiring and influential: Meet the BBC 100 Women for 2023”


      • Fedup2 says:

        Why take hostages ? Why not kill everyone ? Answer – because Islamic Hamas knew the IDF would flatten Gaza and they’d take losses – but then engineer ‘relief ‘ using the likes of the BBC to regroup and fight . Me – I think the IDF should just keep going – and I know what the implications are for the 200 souls being held by terrorists ….


  21. Fedup2 says:

    I enjoy those ‘reports ‘ on lefty issues the BBC love – the ones where the language is carefully chosen and certain highly important facts are left out . For instance – there are 2 today

    1 a ‘survey ‘ into language services ( interpreters ) in the NHS – patchy coverage of help for non English speakers …. I have in my mind hordes of Welsh or Scot’s language types who can’t or won’t speak the language of the hated English …. Or is it something else ? The report didn’t say ….

    2 more violence in ‘young offenders institutions ‘ despite less ‘children ‘ being sent there . The word ‘children ‘ was used a lot – and in passing the ‘children ‘ were described as having committed ‘more serious crime …. But it was mentioned that the British state spends an average of £300 000 a year on each one …. Pity no one mentioned the death penalty ….


  22. Zephir says:

    Do they use the word “children” when very briefly reporting (through gritted teeth) on the victims of all the many muslim rape gangs ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      The word ‘children ‘ creates a nice image in nice minds – but in reality it’s gangs who kill other ‘children ‘ after school – every other day or so …. The reality is feral animals who really should just be ended …


  23. Thoughtful says:


    • Fedup2 says:

      It would be good if we had moved access to Rajar figures – but I think they are ‘paywalled ‘….. as for local radio – if it is the usual woke self serving crap people are bound to switch off – as for London – there are so few who speak English that it’s a wonder anyone listens at all …..
      But if funding this stuff bleeds the BBC more – it can only be a good thing ….


  24. Zephir says:

    Or “victims” for those on low incomes prosecuted by the bbc for not paying for a tv licence ?


  25. AsISeeIt says:

    What does one call the latest Middle East conflict?

    Encyclopedia Britannica refers us to the prior Arab-Israeli wars: most notably in 1948–49, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982, and 2006

    Past precident, albeit well-established, doesn’t always determine current media nomenclature – especially not in our present world of constantly changing editorial culture and political outlook.

    The BBC appears to feel, despite the sudden 7th October attack on Israel, that the old pattern – the Arab-Israeli formula – updated to the Hamas-Israeli or even Gaza-Israel conflict (given the likes of arab Egypt and Saudi etc, are sitting on the sidelines) would be putting the cart before the horse, so to speak. BBC house-style, as revealed by their online number one clickable news subject tab, is Israel-Gaza war.

    Editorially, however, judging by our BBC’s content, this is very much the Israel-Gaza-Hospital war…

    The head of Gaza’s Indonesian Hospital has told the BBC that “intermittent shooting” is still being heard…
    WHO says Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital a death zone…
    Israeli tanks surround north Gaza’s Indonesian Hospital
    Gaza war: Premature babies evacuated from al-Shifa hospital

    One can’t help noticing how the official Covid-19 Inquiry has told us nothing of the origins or the precise nature of the virus. One might have thought that expert scientific and research testimony on those ground establishing issues would have been suitable subject matter for Module 1 – as they like to say.

    But no. The main output of this expensive make-work scheme for our top flight legal eagles so far seems to be to justify the failed Lockdown prescription by: a) endorsing the Starmer formula – sooner, harder, longer, and repeat cycle; b) to provide those regular media money shots for the anti-Tory, anti-Brexit tendency

    Covid Inquiry Bombshell… Sunak let people die (Labour-supporting Daily Mirror)

    Says who, you ask? Patrick Vallance diary reveals PM’s thoughts before 2nd lockdown (Mirror)

    Sunak’s Eat Out to Help Out ‘drove second wave of Covid’ (left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper)

    Vallance ‘was told Sunak wanted to just let people die’ in pandemic (Labour curious Times)

    Covid ‘confused’ Johnson… Boris Johnson was “bamboozled”… by scientific modelling and data presented to him during the crisis (Pro-Brussels Financial Times)

    The Guardian frontpage today is busy barking up other trees, banging other lefty drums – but you’ve got the point. This Inquiry is a pointless pro-Lockdown epidemiologically uninformative sideshow

    The big-hearted Mirror runs numurous campaigns – some of them worthy: Time for action on danger dogs; Fight For Mental Health campaign; Save Our Steel campaign; and the catch-all: Fair Care for All campaign

    Less worthy of that big-hearted paper is the relentless current daily anti-Nigel campaign: Farage is a big jungle turn-off (Mirror) – somewhat disengenuous, given Mirror hacks are quite obviously glued to their tv sets eagerly reporting every jot and tittle

    Matt in the Telegraph is in fine form this morning. He sketches a couple commenting in front of their gogglebox: “Eating bugs in a boxfull of snakes. To be fair to Remainers, it’s what they said would happen if we voted for Brexit”

    The Telegraph features a big frontpage pic of: Rishi Sunak… and Jeremy Hunt… lend a hand with some electrical work – the two photographed as though hard at it after a some mixed-race gay couple IKEA shopping trip, now trying to assemble their flatpack purchase – both in pristine new overalls – Hunt with that inhuman fresh-from-the-uncanny-valley Meerkat stare of his and Rishi amaturishly brandishing a screwdriver – every inch the minor supermarket store manager getting stuck in attempting to fix the meat freezer that’s on the blink – no point waiting for the engineer to turn up – these chops will soon de-frost – while his minimum-wage checkout staff look on dubiously.

    Forget all that. Sunak and Hunt pictured here now put me most in mind of the two murderous characters in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948) starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger

    Brandon and Phillip, two longtime friends inspired by Nietzschean philosophy, murder their third friend and hide his body in the room which is to be used to host their dead friend’s family for dinner. (Thank you IMDb) – that must be our dead Brexit they’ve hidden away in the box.

    The female interest Times does what women tend to do – when they chat among themselves – slag off blokes: Men, what’s your Napoleon complex?

    Our BBC says: Meet this year’s 100 women… BBC 100 Women 2023: Who is on the list this year?

    Living in Thailand on the border with Myanmar, an area which has experienced the effects of both climate change and conflict, Matcha Phorn-in has focused her work on the rights of minorities.

    One of the few climate scientists in the travel and tourism sector, Susanne Etti is passionate about leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.

    With her 1990s debut, Ballad of Love in the Wind, Paulina Chiziane became the first woman to publish a novel in Mozambique…With the book The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy, she won the local José Craveirinha Award.

    Mr AsI says: Not tonight, Josephine.

    What must it be like to live the life of a fully paid-up card carrying Guardianista? Just imagine the daily angst…

    UN sounds alarm as world on track for ‘hellish’ 3C rise in temperatues… ahead of COP28

    Trump ally wins power in crisis-hit Argentina

    And on those potentially world-ending bombshells – we close with Times and Guardian united in their interest in: Why one glass of red can give you a sore head (Times); Have scientists solved the mystery of red wine headaches (Guardian)


    • Fedup2 says:

      I do wonder if any country which is doing a Chinese virus inquiry will come up with useful findings . To me – the application of common sense wouid have helped a lot – for instance cutting air travel – checking people at airports or stopping large gatherings at the start …..

      The evidence being put out now just supports a view that neither the scientists or politicians or civil servants were up to the task and were completely overcome by dealing with covid – having fruit loops like Hancock and nut nut in charge didn’t help ….


    • Eddy Booth says:

      The BBC has tried made it look like the whole Israeli incursion into Gaza strip, hinges around whether the Al Shifa hospital was a Hamas control centre.
      By casting doubt on that, they hope to deligitamise the whole operation.

      Anyway looks like the final episode has aired and the spin off series the Indonesian hospital has now started.


      • Guest Who says:

        Their last stand ‘reporting’ is eerily reminiscent of the Black Knight. One day they will get what they hoped for, if by accident, and lied about, and all before will be forgotten.


  26. Sluff says:

    I think the BBC has reached a new low.
    Which is pretty good, even for them.

    This report about Vallance’s talk to the covid enquiry is one of the biggest anti-government hatchet jobs I’ve seen in a long time. If it was in the Daily Mirror or Guardian I’d accept it as their slant. But for an impartial broadcaster? Appalling. I know this to be true because I watched the live coverage. Vallance accepted the difficulties and balances of reaching difficult decisions with ever changing information. He didn’t rate Boris ( who now does?) but did cut him some slack as the decision maker. None of this is shown in the report.

    I’d urge readers to tune in to the live covid enquiry occasionally. In truth, quite a lot of it is pretty boring but the chasm between what is said and how and in context, and what the biased BBC report, is vast.
    And it is that that lays bare their bias.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Sluff the tone this week is very much that the gov don’t have the scientific understanding to be making sensible decisions.

      Hence non-governmental bodies comprised of ‘impartial experts’ should be trusted with our health for the next one (or two or three).

      (Sorry Fedup just saw your similar post above)


      • Fedup2 says:

        I just hope at least one inquiry in some country comes up with what was best to have been done ( with hindsight ) and who was best at dealing with the virus – the British one seems like a cat fight with a report released years after the event ….


  27. Fedup2 says:

    I think the BBC will be having an easy day kicking the outgoing government on Wednesday . It’s the mini budget . Sunak / Hunt think they can buy votes by cutting Income tax thresholds as more and more people hit higher tax rates …..

    But it will be the usual socialist money tree stuff – more borrowing – higher debt repayments – which I think are too painful to be mentioned very often ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Darren Henry,

      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

      Yours sincerely,
      Mr. H


    • G says:

      More borrowing. Hunt: Yes, let’s get the debt as high as possible before we abdicate any responsibility for it……………..


  28. andyjsnape says:

    THE SUN SAYS It’s sickening that BBC journalist Mary Harper was allowed to help evil rapist avoid deportation


  29. Zephir says:

    How many are there hiding under their stones ?

    “what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country'”

    gang raped, babies massacred, beheaded ? ingnorant shit that she is

    “Susan Sarandon is slammed for claiming Jews ‘are getting a taste of what it feels like to be Muslim’ in wake of Hamas massacre – as Oscar-winner backs ‘anti-Semite’ Roger Waters and chants ‘from the river to the sea’ at rally

    Susan Sarandon, 77, has taken a high-profile role at pro-Palestine rallies in her native New York since the October 7 massacre
    On Friday she told a rally: ‘There are a lot of people afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country’
    Muslim journalist Asra Nomani condemned Sarandon for her remarks, saying it was a privilege to be a Muslim in America and have your rights protected”


  30. JohnC says:

    ‘I had to cut up old clothes to use as period pads’

    Turns out it’s nothing to do with the UK at all. They had to go to Lebanon to drag up something for this ultra-feminist agenda.

    The whole video is so pathetic I can’t bring myself to comment any further. All I can say is WTF are the BBC doing spending British licence-fee payers money on extreme-virtue-signalling garbage by clueless idiots like this.


    • StewGreen says:

      “@sameverett_ tweets
      really happy to see my story on period poverty is currently the second most watched on @BBCNews
      , with versions running on tv, radio, insta & a podcast out too.
      A rare one I didn’t film as I wasn’t able to get out to Lebanon, but was great to produce”


  31. taffman says:

    “Hamas leader says truce deal close as Israel yet to comment”
    Something tells me that Hamas are surrendering? If so? then all about the terrorist network will be exposed .


  32. MarkyMark says:

    2013 … Abandoned NHS IT system has cost £10bn so far
    This article is more than 10 years old
    Bill for abortive plan, described as ‘the biggest IT failure ever seen’, was originally estimated to be £6.4bn

    A report last week by the National Audit Office estimated that in 2012 at least £480bn of the government’s operating revenues and at least £210bn of non-staff expenditure such as pensions and entitlements were reliant to some extent on older IT systems.


  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC on C19 enquiry —

    Chris Whitty is concerned that “threats to independent experts during the pandemic could undermine future responses to disasters […] We should be very firm in saying that society very much appreciates the work of these people [experts and scientists], who put in considerable amounts of time.”

    Would that include appreciating the 63,000 scientists and medics who supported the Great Barrington Declaration? Those who are identifying clear signals of vaccine harm? Or just ‘independent experts’ like Whitty (on the board of CEPI, linked to the Wellcome Trust, the Gates Foundation and the WEF) and Vallance (head of R&D at GSK)?

    Does the BBC have anyone capable of research beyond browsing Google Maps?

    So many important questions are going unasked, and the outcome will be to hand healthcare over to the WHO.


    • Docmarooned says:

      Whitty was an absolute disgrace as CMO which is no surprise given the calibre of previous individuals who have held this post before. It was quite obvious he was like a rabbit in headlights and had no clue as to what he was supposed to be doing. Given his experience I had no hesitation in not believing any of the garbage he was woffling about with blustering Boris.


  34. andyjsnape says:

    NHS interpreting service problems contributed to patient deaths

    Alternatively learn English! WHS the World Health Service isn’t there for the World!

    PS I can’t understand the Asian doctor at my surgery – do a Verify on that bbc


  35. Lunchtime Loather says:

    “Downing Street deletes post about Northern Ireland with Irish flag”

    So, our beloved BBC berate No. 10 for using the wrong flag. Not that the ever-so-perfect BBC would do such a thing, would they? After all, it is offensive to those with delicate sensibilities about such things. Oh, but hang on, they did. It was in “Timothy Spall ; Back To Sea” where they plonked an Irish tricolour flag in Bangor, Northern Ireland, on a map that showed Spall’s progress. As is usual, I complained and they modified the map to show a Union flag instead.

    Double standards? No, they’ve got far more than that.


  36. Fedup2 says:

    Seems the BBC is dumping ‘top gear ‘ – I used to watch it sometimes when Clarkson was in full flow. I understand the BBC made a lot of money from overseas sales …. But now it is going … I don’t know if they sell the format out but it’s a case study of self destruction …


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  38. Sluff says:

    BBC1 1 pm news.

    Four teenagers have gone missing in North Wales.
    Their car has been discovered. There is no information on its status. Is it in a lay-by? Or a car park? Or on its roof at the bottom of an embankment?

    The on-site BBC correspondent, Phil Mackie, reports that they were inexperienced drivers and the road was very windy.

    A clear insinuation then of some sort of road accident.
    But there is no actual reported evidence for this at the time of writing.
    What is being reported is that a large search is underway. Presumably therefore they are not in the car. If so, why the insinuations?

    So let’s wait and see and hope they are found alive and well.

    If it transpires no road accident is involved then the BBC reporter should be sacked for gross misconduct.


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      I live in the area, so seeing lots of helicopter action at times. Despite reports of “winter weather”, if they are not in the car, they are more likely to suffer from hunger and thirst rather than being frozen. It has been wet and windy here, but not cold (a strangely not-mentioned climate change benefit).


    • Sluff says:

      The lads were found dead in an upturned car, partially submerged.
      The reporter is thus somewhat exonerated.

      But not quite. The car may have suffered a blowout or mechanical fault. We cannot know yet. Therefore it is presumptuous to assign fault to driver inexperience.

      And why was the BBC reporting a search when the lads had obviously been found, albeit in tragic circumstances?

      Either way, not a great example of high quality journalism from a news organisation with a media share , 30%, that in any other context would attract interest from the Monopolies authorities.


      • Lunchtime Loather says:

        A tragic end to this sad story.

        As a local resident the fact that the BBC even know where North Wales is is something of a revelation to me. If somebody stubs their toe in Cardiff it will be headline news. Tragic events like today’s are the only usual reason to report North Walian news. It is extremely unusual for Wales Today to report anything from north of Aberystwyth, hence why it is known a South Wales Today around here.


  39. Dickie says:

    Wonder if this youngster will manage to eventually get a bank account:


  40. tomo says:

    That story about the grotty warehouse in California stuffed with pathogens …

    Seems Bidens’s crew suppressed it by some accounts…

    SARS-CoV-2, Chlamydia, HIV, E. coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Hepatitis B and C, Dengue virus, the Rubella virus, Malaria


  41. andyjsnape says:

    Rip off Britain, just had an email from British Gas that prices go up on the 1st January

    I said sometime ago on here that price would go up in the winter when we need the energy. And were reduced in the summer months, as if they are doing us a favour

    Thanks Ofgem for looking after the energy companies again

    Dont forget the exchequer and the extra VAT – all helps with paying towards the national debt


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi admits taxpayers paid power bill for his stables
      This article is more than 10 years old
      MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables



  42. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Posted by The Bruges Group on Twitter/x

    In the past 50 years, the only two Tory leaders to win sizeable majorities have been Margaret Thatcher and Boris Johnson*.

    Neither ran on a centrist platform.

    Conservatism has mass appeal.

    Wishy washy centrism does not.


  43. tomo says: