Weekend 9th December 2023

The BBC licence fee is to increase by £10.50 next year .This week a BBC newsreader called Maryam Moshiri was pictured holding up her middle finger to the camera perhaps signalling the regard with which the BBC view the falling number of people paying for it .

With bit of luck more people will refuse to pay for it . The BBC wanted a £15 increase and will argue that theyll have to ‘ cut services’ – let’s hope they do .

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302 Responses to Weekend 9th December 2023

  1. Thoughtful says:

    FIRST !


  2. Sluff says:

    Gross bias and distortion on the BBC comes in many shapes and forms but they can be banged to rights now and then with simple observation..

    On HIGNFY Ian Hislop predictably lays into Boris giving testimony at the Covid enquiry.

    Except that, stuck at home with covid, I actually watched quite a lot of it live. And Hislop’s various unfunny assertions bear no relation at all to the coverage.

    So what we have is a load of cheap BBCLabour shots for the undemanding masses and no insight whatever. Pathetic.


    • Scroblene says:

      Sluffy, first, I hope you’re recovering from the covids, a good friend and neighbour told what it was really like, and one look at her told me all!

      I still yearn for the days when Private Eye was the real magazine to deal with issues ignored, or even unknown in the MSM which was largely the same rags as we have today,and of course the BBC, which was a much better organisation back in the sixties than now.

      The quality of journalism by Paul Foot and Claud Cockburn was legendary! For example, one of my clients was an eminent architect and large in the RIBA. He was a great chap, and my company – through his specifications- negotiated some fabulous contracts.

      During one lunch, he confided that had Private Eye, and Paul Foot not been so diligent in their tireless, investigatory work on the infamous ‘Slicker of Wakefield’ items in Footnotes, the national scandal – and it really was, right up to government minister level – surrounding John Poulson would never have seen the light of day!

      To compare those days with the shallow, mindless pap which is Beebist yawning normality for the gormless gawping couch potatoes, (and I certainly don’t include you, lying ill with the covids here), is a sad reflection on how decent hard work in an alternative press could still work, but looking along the shelves of the glossy, multi-cloured magazines, there’s still a Private Eye, next to an idiot 45″ bust, a hooligan car magazine and a body-building mag…

      HIGNFY is surely in the same category now!


      • Docmarooned says:

        I have recently cancelled my private eye subscription after years as their biases are just becoming ridiculous. Hislop is a smarmy smug piece of shit. Adding their recent anti-semitism was the final clincher.


      • Sluff says:

        Wow, Scroblene.
        It goes around and it comes around.
        We used to drive past Poulson’s house on our way to visit an elderly Aunt in the late 60s and early 70s.
        For many years it was clearly visible from above in its grounds as the main(ish) road went past there, the shortest route from Pontefract to the A1.


  3. Philip_2 says:

    Justin Trudeau’s woke dystopia is a warning to the world
    From the DT today. Jason Kenney | Steven Edginton
    8 December 2023 • 12:54pm

    As you may know along with Blair, Tradeau was a top BBC ‘pin-up’ boy.

    “We used to be called the peaceable Kingdom. The preamble to our constitution says that Canada is founded on the principles of peace, order and good government. However, under the tenure of Justin Trudeau over the past eight years or so, in addition to seeds that were planted in the academy and the media and other important cultural institutions, we now see Canada more or less in the vanguard of many of the more destructive obsessions of the Left.”

    – – – – – – – –

    Hunter Biden charged with evading $1.4m in taxes ‘to spend on cars, drugs and prostitutes’
    Hunter Biden has been charged with evading $1.4 million (£1.1 million) in tax to spend on prostitutes, sports cars and hotels for “constant partying”.

    Mr Biden, the son of the US president, faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted.

    The Department of Justice filed new criminal charges on Thursday against the 53-year-old, including three felony and six misdemeanour tax offences, according to an indictment filed in the US District Court in central California.

    “As Mr Biden’s income increased, so did his spending, according to the filing.

    In 2018 alone, the indictment read, Mr Biden “spent more than $1.8 million (£1.4 million), including approximately $772,000 (£620,000) in cash withdrawals, approximately $383,000 (£306,000) in payments to women, approximately $151,000 (£121,000) in clothing and accessories”.

    And did not pay any US taxes in 2018!


    But its not just the left wing liberals in Canada, its also the entire croporate body of the US under Biden that the media tries to BAN news of the Hunter Biden laptop. Twitter, facebook and the new York Times. The new home to an ex BBC DG Mark Thomson Left the country when Saville committed his cries were discovered). He ensured a NYT censorship of anything connected to the Bidens. You have to wonder why that was.

    If you can find this on the (UK) BBC today, then really you may want to ask why the BBC NEVER reported it at the time. It was only available from sites such as Fox news and Tucker Carlson made it news, the left wing media ignored out and carried on as if NOTHING had happened. They were forced to report it when it came to US Courts.

    Well it has now, the Bidens’ are in serious trouble.
    It was all kept quiet for a reason… basically a cultural ‘censorship’. run by the left.


    • MarkyMark says:

      TRUMP WAS IN BED WITH RUSSIA … oh wait …Hunter Biden charged with evading $1.4m in taxes ‘to spend on cars, drugs and prostitutes’
      Hunter Biden has been charged with evading $1.4 million (£1.1 million) in tax to spend on prostitutes, sports cars and hotels for “constant partying”.

      Mr Biden, the son of the US president, faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted.


  4. Fedup2 says:

    Seems like irelands favourite son – born in Kent – educated in English public schools – has been buried in his favourite republic – which is now only 80% Irish – or maybe even less …

    Plenty of Irish celebrities – enriched on English money – turned up for the Republican funeral – trash .,,,and next week it’s the Rasta poet – hopefully being buried in his Jamaica homeland ….

    Not so long ago since another one hit wonder bit the Irish dust – Sienesd o Connor ….


  5. StewGreen says:

    Today GBnews has extensive reporting about Grooming Gangs
    apart from a victim winning huge compensation against the perp
    there is a new report

    “Leading campaigners, lawyers, survivors and whistleblowers have slammed the police response to child exploitation gangs after a new report has found widespread failures by forces across the country.

    The influential voices have called for urgent action after the police watchdog listed a litany of failures, including persistent victim blaming, poor data collection and a lack of specialist officers.

    The review by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that of the 27 investigations it assessed
    just 9 were “good.”
    14 were found “requiring improvement”
    4 were deemed “inadequate”


    Strangely GBnews have not put up video reports on YouTube
    but there is stuff on Twitter
    especially on the account of their reporter specialising in Grooming Gangs https://twitter.com/CDP1882/
    This reporting was pioneered by Mark Steyn

    NEW @GBNEWS: Leading campaigners share their fury with police as damning report reveals failures in tackling abuse gangs. The influential voices have called for urgent action after the police watchdog listed a litany of failures, including persistent victim blaming, poor data collection and a lack of specialist officers.
    HMICFRS also found several examples of “inappropriate language” in case files.

    In one case, a force raised concerns about a victim due “to her general proclivity with older men” (!)

    @MaggieOliverUK said: “This comes as no surprise to me. This is just getting worse.”
    Responding to the report, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for Child Protection Ian Critchley said “there is still more to be done”, but outlined that the forces that had invested in specialist teams delivered an “enhanced quality of investigation.”
    Critchley also pointed to recent successes since the launch of a specialist taskforce to investigate the gangs, which @GBNEWS demanded in our documentary this year.

    The force is now supporting 40 investigations nationally and is being advised by the specialist Organised Child Sexual Abuse Unit within the Crown Prosecution Service.

    He said the taskforce had “accelerated” police work, adding “we are seeing more offenders being brought to justice for current and non-recent group-based offending.”


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Please stop calling rape gangs grooming gangs … it’s an offensive lie ..


  7. StewGreen says:

    Who is the bad man ?
    Tower Hamlets : A guy puts up a ladder and takes down the Palestinian flag
    which has been illegally put up on a lamppost
    At 44 seconds a BAME jumps out of a car and pushes the ladder support away.
    There was a chance he could have fallen badly but he managed to cling to the post and slide down on his feet.

    Kicking a ladder away is violent assault
    First guy pursues his attacker and trips him using the step ladders
    Now that guy has the ladder he retreats but comes back with another set
    They attack each other
    By 1m44s another BAME arrives and grabs the first guy’s ladder
    So he seems to flee to inside the building
    .. https://twitter.com/TRobinsonNewEra/status/1733245710856831285


  8. StewGreen says:

    ITV I’m a Celeb .. Marvin Hames voted out .. Farage still in
    being in the last 4 counts as some kind of win

    Mirror front page claims a mega investigation

    apparently some of the Farage supporters may be using Photoshopped advert shots


  9. Deborah says:

    Michael Crick, ex BBC on GBNews talking at Patrick Christie said Israel has gone too far in Gaza. I wish Patrick had asked him how far was the right amount to go.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Crick is a smug, entitled, left wing ponce. He also thinks GB News should be shut down. Why they have the tosser on at all is a mystery.


  10. StewGreen says:

    Context Naz Shah 7 years ago apologising for her past anti-Semitic remarks
    29K views .. 86 Likes

    Thursday she did a big speech saying the most important thing is to have draconian rules about Islamophobia
    Her speech was put on YouTube
    but all 7 videos are sources in Pakistan like big TV stations
    ,,, https://youtu.be/XMYurNw60ZU

    She tweeted the video but then locked replies
    Hence the quote tweets all call her out

    Henry Bolton’s quote tweet has 3.8K Likes … vs the 1K her own tweet got


    • tomo says:

      Have Viz magazine profiled Naz Shah?


    • Guest Who says:

      This is inhumane cruelty. There are no other words for it.
      I repeat my call for the ICC to be able to investigate potential war crimes by all parties and hold those who have been found guilty to account.
      A long-lasting, permanent ceasefire is needed and needed now.

      #CCBGB for him, LBC and any establishment entity infested with Islamists with no interest in this country other than taking it over for their faith.


  11. StewGreen says:

    Interesting things about alias names
    West Yorkshire Policeman “In 2019 Amjad Ditta, was charged with historic grooming gang offences
    Last reporting was October 2020 saying the trial was being delayed for 1 year.
    Then some people point out he uses an alias Amjad Hussain (ie one name for court another for work)

    Well in March 2022 there is a sudden story that an Amjad Hussain with same age and same location had been sentenced
    and had actually been convicted back in October 2021

    There is one issue in that the photo in the newspaper has a lot of hair, but it could be an old photo I guess.The brief newspaper report also doesn’t actually say he’s a policeman
    One NUJ man once tweeted the cop had been cleared, but refused to show any evidence of that)


  12. StewGreen says:


    There are weird people in all countries , but I as shocked when I was in Egypt in 1991 and people said they had seen such behaviour om trains.


  13. Lucy Pevensey says:

    BBC delivers another ridiculous UN statement to the airwaves.

    “UN warns Gaza at “breaking point” as US vetoes ceasefire | BBC News”


  14. tomo says:


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Covid was a failed Chinese bioweapon. However the Government and the Media used propaganda to instil fear in idiots like Piers Morgan. Those who got Covid found that it was no worse than the flue. However those with Vitamin D deficiency suffered for weeks and some where hospitalised. The idiots got a jab that did not work, so got another jab that did not work, so got another jab that did not work. However even though it did not work the jab poisoned Piers Morgan with DNA that genetically degraded his immune system, as well as nanoparticles that enter cells and instruct the cell to produce spike proteins that spike blood cells to produce blood clots and spike heart cells to produce myocarditis. On the other hand an unvaccinated genius would have learned to buy a packet of Vitamin D to try and prevent a virus infection that could ruin Christmas, and also buy a packet of Ivermectin to halt any virus from taking hold after the first signs of any symptoms. Because of censorship an idiot like Piers Morgan would not have read any scientific paper showing that those who got two or more mRNA jabs are far more likely to be hospitalised by Covid than those unvaccinated with natural immunity. Bobby Kennedy Jnr has a book out called “Vax-Unvax, let the science speak” which shows the massive health benefits of being an Antivaxer.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:


        As you say. Morgan is too thick to work it out. The more jabs you get, the more covid you are likely to get.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Piers Is ‘Appalled’ by 200,000 NHS Staff Who Have Refused the Vaccine | Good Morning Britain


  15. Richard Pinder says:


    A real Covid inquiry with 22 MP’s and expert testimony at the invitation of Andrew Bridgen MP, in parliament, to answer:

    (1) What about the dangers of the mRNA Jab?

    (2) What about the cover-up of the effectiveness of early treatments like Ivermectin?

    (3) What about the Government and Media censorship?

    (4) What about the half million vaccine injured and dead

    (5) What about the Sudden deaths and Excess deaths

    At this testimony, Bridgen had 22 members of Parliament, but the Sargent of Arms refused the application of various media outlets to film the testimony and turned off all the cameras that are meant to record every meeting in the building and placed many uniformed guards outside the hearing room, something MP’s in the room said they had not witnessed before. However, many people used their phone to record and amplify this testimony on social media: https://rumble.com/v408ijp-andrew-bridgens-hearing-on-covid-in-the-uk-parliament-on-dec-4-2023.html

    The 22 MP’s were Andrew Bridgen MP, Sir Christopher Chope MP, Ian Paisley MP, Sammy Wilson MP, David Davis MP, Sir John Redwood MP, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Sir Desmond Swayne MP, Sir George Howarth MP, Sir Robert Syms MP, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Paul Girvan MP, Carla Lockhart MP, Jonathan Lord MP, Heather Wheeler MP, David Jones MP, Philip Hollobone MP, Neale Hanvey MP, Duncan Baker MP, Ben Lake MP, Dean Russell MP and Karl McCartney MP.


  16. tomo says:


  17. JohnC says:

    Just having a browse at what the BBC want me to know this morning and it’s chock full of empathy along with another hit-job on Sunak opened up for comment and being swamped by the troll farm again.

    We have:

    Bowen doing his usual empathy piece on Gaza written in the first person as if it is all about him telling us how Isreal are bad and how Palestinians are innocent.

    ‘Royals post cards for children facing a tough Christmas’ – a totally manufactured PR stunt.

    ‘The shame of being told you’re inadequate by Ofsted’ – no different than being told you’re inadequate by anyone else. It seems the BBC think that horriffic accusation would make anybody kill themselves. I wonder what teachers would do if they had to live in the real world where your job isn’t guaranteed for life.

    The usual ‘Women used to ‘systemic misogyny in football’ story. Just as we are all used to systemic misandry at the BBC.

    A total non-story ‘Storms unearth sand-filled World War Two pillbox’ by another clone.

    And the usual agenda stuff like Dr Who and that black poet who just died.

    So I did a quick check with google to see what they are NOT telling us that is arguably for more significant for the country:

    ‘Sutton stabbing: Dead teen is named by police as Ilyas Habibi’. – Buried in ‘regions’.

    ‘Robber given life sentence after stabbing two police officers in central London’. It will be no surprise at all to learn his name is Mohamed Rahman.

    ”Depraved’ predator who raped sleeping woman on Tube jailed’
    Here he is:
    Don’t think the BBC even reported that one. This would have been a HUGE story if he was white. It is absolutely on the current agenda. One does wonder how the transport police got such a picture. Was he hiding behind a wall ?.

    And finally (before I gave up): Victim robbed at knife point for designer jacket at Peckham Rye station:

    ‘Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact British Transport Police’.
    Anyone ?. Most of London looks like that now.

    What a waste of money the BBC has become.


  18. AsISeeIt says:

    There exists a train of thought – call it a conspiracy theory if you will – that Israel would be more than happy for the west to take the 1.2 million population of Gaza off their hands as refugees.

    If that grouping of liberal refugee-willing nations, US, Britain, EU, Canada… would just ask their home populations to budge up just a bit more, they might easily absorb the Gazans.

    Our very own BBC gives us a slight hint: As Israel presses its military offensive across Gaza, the army has been repeatedly advising some two million civilians to move to a “humanitarian zone” smaller than London’s Heathrow Airport.

    Tallness tends reflexively to be analogised in our media to Eiffel Towers, or Empire State Buildings. Weight to baby elephants or to whales. Apparently, Gazan refugees are to be associated in our minds with Heathrow Airport. Not, on this occasion, mark you, with King Khalid Airport, Riyadh, or with Cairo International Airport. But instead to jolly old British Heathrow.

    By the way, how come the population of Gaza has suddenly rocketed up from the previously touted 1.2m – which I could have sworn was the number first mentioned in our media reports, to now stand at 2m? Especially given the large daily casualty numbers coming out of the Hamas health ministry.

    News from the other front

    But first – Ancient joke corner. Did you hear the one about the tramp who came to the kitchen door of the big house and asked: “Have you got anything you can give to an old soldier?” The reply from the cook was “Have you been at the front?” To which question the tramp explained “I tried at the front but didn’t get any answer, so I came around to the back door”

    Laura Kuenssberg: Ukraine in ‘mortal danger’ without aid, Olena Zelenska warns (BBC) – you know you’re big news at the BBC when you get your name in the headline ahead of the big name interviewee, eh Laura?

    Olena Zelenska has warned that Ukrainians are in “mortal danger” of being left to die if Western countries don’t continue their financial support. (BBC)

    Our BBC provide a bar chart showing the UK is number three donor to Ukraine after the US and Germany. To the tune of $6.9bn

    UK’s former contribution to the EU

    The UK’s estimated gross contribution (after the rebate) was £17.0bn in 2020. The UK’s public sector received an estimated £4.5bn of funding from the EU in 2020. The UK’s net contribution, therefore, was £12.6bn. (UK Parliament)

    Not much of a Brexit dividend there then?

    FT Weekend runs a regular feature named How To Spend It (HTSI) which, in generous mood today, goes with: #howtogiveit Philanthropist Susan Fales-Hill

    There’s always room hereabouts for a good calm down dear…

    Jess Phillips Why I quit, what Keir said and my breast op (Times)

    There’s more – as stand up comic Jimmy Cricket used to say. Or if you prefer – You’ve heard them all before, but it’s the way I tell ’em – a la Frank Carson…

    Sport Exclusive ‘I had to get out of my comfort zone’ England striker Alessia Russo (Guardian)

    In seasonal news…

    Our underemployed journos troll out a few of the usual familiar festive crises from the back of the ideas drawer

    Supply chains at risk for Christmas (FT)

    16 days to Christmas and there’s a Santa shortage (Daily Star)

    Christmas post fiasco… cards and cancer scans are piling up in sorting offices (Daily Mail)

    Have a merry one, won’t you.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ” smaller than London’s Heathrow Airport” … smaller than Bradford city of UK culture?!


    • MarkyMark says:

      The longer it continues the longer they don’t have to pay for dinner and coffee … “The inquiry has already been accused of being a ‘grotesque circus’ as it details (at huge cost to the taxpayer – more than £100million so far) the minutiae of relationship difficulties faced by ministers struggling to understand the unprecedented nature of the pandemic.”

      Would you sympathise with a comment by Rishi Sunak, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, as ministers struggled to cope in the early days of the pandemic, that ‘it’s all about handling the scientists, not handling the virus.’?


  19. tomo says:

    In another fine example of civil service partisanship, two civil servants have been found donning the cloak of impartiality while serving on the board of the Young European Movement since July. This independent pressure group has a not-so-impartial mission. Pushing for a cosier relationship between the UK and the EU. Taking working two jobs to another level…

    Guido has the tale


  20. tomo says:

    re: Westminster suppressing covid / vax debate

    US MSM : Hold by beer


    • MarkyMark says:

      Omission is the greatest lie.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Susan Rice has rejoined Netflix’s board of directors, after leaving the Biden administration this spring, Netflix said in an SEC filing Friday that Rice’s appointment to the board occurred on Sept. 6, effective immediately.8 Sept 2023


  21. JohnC says:

    Bowen: US uses veto but pressure for Gaza ceasefire is building

    This article by Bowen and given headline status by the BBC is disgusting and outrageous on many levels. But in what way do the BBC consider this statement by Bowen acceptable as serious journalism ?.

    ‘The Israeli government detests the UN and they detest the secretary general.’

    This article is right up there with the extreme ‘opinion’ pieces I see in The Guardian. The BBC should be ashamed of themselves for giving it such status and they should be hauled over the coals for it.


  22. Fedup2 says:

    One of those days when I had to turn it off . Just too much – here’s why –

    The Hamas UN Australian doing his daily propaganda piece
    Ex prince Harry chatting with Obama from 5 years ago
    Butch woman footy pundit moaning about joey Barton
    Crap about foreigners not able to bring the family to the UK

    That was enough for me . So I’ve missed out of dead IRA sympathisers and dead criminal Rasta saints and various other dead lefties the bbc worship and gone to something far better …


  23. tomo says:

    Somehow … I doubt BBC will report


  24. tomo says:

    A mosque older than Islam?


    • JohnC says:

      His post needs a small edit to complete the context:

      Israel has now destroyed Hamas terrorists who they found hiding behind civilians in universities, hospitals, churches, schools, mosques, national archives, the entire judicial infrastructure, factories, businesses, hotels, parks, the parliament, police stations


    • MarkyMark says:

      “The start of Islam is marked in the year 610, following the first revelation to the prophet Muhammad at the age of 40. Muhammad and his followers spread the teachings of Islam throughout the Arabian peninsula.”


    • Thoughtful says:

      All because one man wanted to escape the consequence of massive obvious corruption.

      It’s quite clear this is being used now by Nettenyahu to force attention from his catastrophic time in office and the court hearing hanging over him. He has caused a massive problem for his country and he might just have signed its death warrant.

      The United States is a diminishing power in the world it isn’t going to be able to protect Israel forever, and all Biden and Nettenyahu have done is to alienate the entire Arab world against the US and Israel.

      This will only hasten the end of the evil empire which is the USA and its horrible woke agenda.

      Europe is also finished now, and I wonder if the EU can survive until the end of the decade let alone the Euro zone which is doomed.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – I thought I m a pessimist … wouid you dare to put a timescale on all this …? Even decades wouid be valuable ….

        …. I’ll tell you the truth – I’ve always been concerned about a nuclear ‘event’ but I’ve never truly dreaded it in the way I do now …. I’m sort of fortunate because I don’t have too much to lose – as it were –
        The thing that wouid really cheese me off is that initial EMP then the flash then the blast and go to the end not knowing why ? Or who ?


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It’s a start I suppose.


    • StewGreen says:

      Was it always a mosque ? No
      Islam is 1413 years old. That mosque in any form is not that old
      It has been destroyed and rebuit many times
      Invaders tend to repurpose existing religious buildings
      So the site had been an ancient temple, and then a church before the seventh century Muslim invasion when they turned it into a mosque.


      • StewGreen says:

        Replies point out that Hamas has fault
        .. It could give up the hostages and stop the war.
        .. It shouldn’t have stored weapons at mosques.


  25. friend of yogi bear says:

    BBC top talent Nick “I’ve seen the wallpaper” Robinson is well up to his usual woeful standards this morning with his relentless nonsense and his trademark “some would say” etc.etc.etc.over and over again,as he attempts to give credability to yet another assertion.
    I suppose he thinks it’s top journalism ,it should be award winning stuff no doubt in his mind, but him re-playing “his own” selection of “his” highlights from earlier in the week is miserable,
    let alone yet another Man Utd reference squeezed in.
    My question is ,are there actually any editors in the BBC working on the “Today”programme …..? The catastrophic drop in listeners should lead to a major clear out of such tired ,stale , middle class clowns.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Friend – good idea about the replacements – what about a Rasta poet or an IRA supporter who wrote a Christmas tune …


  26. tomo says:

    Like a Waitrose bag for life, this is a signifier of their own good taste and superior moral virtues.



    • MarkyMark says:

      “A year later, after appeasement collapsed in shame as the tanks rolled into Prague, the BBC’s first boss was still praising Hitler’s “magnificent efficiency”.”


  27. Guest Who says:

    The interesting thing about Qatar funding universities is that Qatar’s money is all fossil fuel based.
    Yet the students who campaign to end oil have no problem that their campuses receive hundreds of billions from Qatar, to pay for Jew hate
    @GretaThunberg Any comment?

    Or, for that matter, JusRol, Matty, JezBo, Simpo, Orla, that Sky bint, Ed, Layla…..


  28. Fedup2 says:

    The bbc likes teachers – they are lefty friends who can do no wrong – teachers always get a voice when they’ve got a gripe – which is perpetual . Yet the story of the conviction of half dozen Muslim teenagers ( corrected ) in France who beheaded their teacher – doesn’t seem to have got to the BBC news room .

    Many – me – think the BBC was infiltrated by Islam long ago – hence useful idiots like orla and bowen yap their favoured Islam song without restrain . I hope you don’t pay for it …


  29. G says:

    The Scouts motto: “Be Prepared”.

    Advice from the Bank of England on the subject of banks carrying out theft, now known as, “Bail-ins”.

    Click to access executing-bail-in-an-operational-guide-from-the-bank-of-england.pdf

    Question? – If the banks need to make it excessively difficult right now for customers to remove ‘their money’ (?), are they, at present, hovering on the brink?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Noises about another financial crisis continue – it would be global ( as in U.S. UK EU) . In the DT today is a long piece about the sheer size and expansion of the national debt .

      Last time the conservatives took over labour had wrecked the economy – this time it’s the other way round ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Executing bail-in: an operational
      guide from the Bank of England
      July 2021

      During the 2007–09 Global Financial Crisis, the tools available to central banks and other
      authorities were simply not fit for purpose to address the failure of some of the world’s
      largest financial institutions. The question of how to tackle banks that were considered ‘Too
      Big To Fail’ had only one answer – public bailouts. The UK Government had to step in and
      inject public money to the tune of £137 billion to stabilise the financial sector.1 Many other
      governments around the world had to take similarly extraordinary steps.

      1.2 Bail-in is one of the stabilisation tools available to the Bank as resolution authority
      under the Banking Act 2009 (the ‘Banking Act’).3 Bail-in ensures investors, rather than public
      funds, bear losses.


      In May last year NHS Test and Trace (NHST&T) was set up with a budget of £22 billion. Since then it has been allocated £15 billion more: totalling £37 billion over two years.


      In June 2013, the coalition government increased the overall cost to £42.6bn and in November 2015, when the figures were updated, in line with inflation, to £55.7bn. The Department for Transport’s latest estimate in 2021 had spiralled even higher, to between £72bn and £98bn.5 Oct 2023

      Whats 42 billion here or 37 billion there?


  30. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – forgotten something?

    Is it a sign of BBC disarray? The Toady prog, co-presenters Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson, appeared to forget any newspaper review although they seemed to mention the so-called ‘Farage Fakery’ row. Or did I doze through the look at the papers only to wake for that last item.

    Proves I’m not at all ‘woke’ ! 🙂


  31. tomo says:


  32. Jeff says:

    The power of propaganda…

    I met up with an old friend the other day. We’re both volunteers at a lovely old garden that a bunch of us are trying to bring back to its former glory. It’s hard work, but enjoyable.

    She’s been away in the Americas for a couple of months and visited San Fransisco, “a shithole”. She couldn’t believe the poverty, homelessness, drugs and vile depravity she witnessed in the windy city. Actually, I could have told her.

    She much preferred Mexico and showed us photos of desert scenes with giant cactus, struggling to survive in the arid conditions.

    We were standing ankle deep in sodden turf. It seems to have been raining for months and I’m thinking of ditching my wellie boots and wearing flippers, but the “Climate Crisis” propaganda trumps what people actually see and experience. Against all rational logic she said, “It’ll be like that here soon”…Eh?

    Last night I caught a glimpse of Gardeners’ World Winter Special, an hour-long mishmash of bits they’ve already shown, interspersed with smatterings of climate change fear mongering.

    “I’m planting these for sustainability”…”these will tolerate very dry conditions”…”I’m saving water”…

    The rain lashed my windows, my little garden is a quagmire and if I walk on the lawn I sink down to my knees in mud.

    But next year I’ll be growing cactus…


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      🙂 Jeff!

      I’m something of a born again gardener – I’ve always done a little bit of gardening and thought I was an ‘expert’, but had my allotment for 4 years now, and have learnt the hard way just how little I really knew (and still don’t) about growing things.

      One of the first things I noticed, and which has been rammed home repeatedly over the last few years is just how WRONG the weather forecast is most of the time.

      The second, was just how cold, wet, and bleak our weather usually is here in the UK for much of the year. For a few months in the summer it CAN be quite nice (sometimes), for the other 8 months, it’s more often cold, blustery, and wet than anything else.

      This ‘summer’ (so they say) we had a few hot weeks, sandwiched between months of cold and rain, my leeks rotted, my onions rotted, my spuds rotted, my cabbages got eaten and then rotted, my parsnips did great… and then rotted… BUT, we DID have hottest October EVA (so they say).

      Reason I posted – we had one lady on the allotments who was new to it (like me) and very into all this global warming stuff, she spent a lot of money on peach and lemon trees (‘drought hardy’ she told me smugly), and planted her allotment with ‘Mediterranean herbs and vegetables’. She put a lot of hard work into it, and it looked great, back in the summer, but I’ve just heard she’s given up and quit her plot – it’s all died in the cold and wet… exactly as the ‘old hands’ all said it would.


      • Jeff says:

        Well, even old hands like me make mistakes and are continually learning.

        My onions have been a disaster, my parsnips devoured by slugs (only one survivor!) and my beautiful sweetcorn got nicked by squirrels. Damn the blighters!

        BTW, many years ago as a naive “greenhorn” and believing in all this global warming guff, I planted out a couple of small citrus trees I had grown from pips. I’d been nurturing them for years in large pots, but now was the time to give them their freedom.

        I remember Old Bill, the allotment elder, shaking his head and telling me, “They won’t survive the winter, lad.”

        Of course, I knew better, ignored my old friend’s sage advice, planted my wee trees…and within three weeks we’d had a sharp frost and they were both stone dead.

        We live and learn…


    • MarkyMark says:

      “FOR almost a month now, immigration has dominated the headlines. Here’s a recap of what has happened:”

      A woman died after getting trapped under a stair lift with her care staff unable to tell 999 what had happened because they could not speak English well enough, an inquest has heard.

      Barbara Rymell, 91, who had dementia, died in Ashley House care home in Langport, Somerset, on 8 August 2022.

      Her daughter, Elaine Curtis, 67, said she was left “frantic” trying to work out what happened to her mother.

      The coroner said care staff must speak English well to prevent further deaths.

      During the course of the inquest it transpired the two carers on duty were not native English speakers, one was Romanian and the other Indian.


  33. vlad says:

    The BBC are delighted to start smearing Trump with accusations of ‘dictatorship’ nice and early in his campaign despite knowing full well that he was joking.
    But never mind that, the damage has been done in readers’ minds.
    “White House race heats up with cries of dictatorship”


    • Fedup2 says:

      Funny that so many republicans are going through the charade of an election fixed long ago … biden will be re elected even if he is dead …


    • MarkyMark says:


      President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

      Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

      You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

      Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 


      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team


  34. tomo says:

    Back in the early days of The Internet I marvelled that mentally ill had access to a public bullhorn/keyboard – that continues….


  35. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Then the origins of civilisation do not matter. The origins of slavery do not matter. The origins of the Nazi party do not matter …


  36. micknotmike says:

    I’ve caught the bbc telling the truth again. Now that zelinski has decided that hiding in his villa is the best plan, he is sending out the missus to play victim and drum up support. She is being inlerviewed by kuennsberg. If I had a list of “women I despise” and it was only allowed one name, she would be on it.
    Ms. Z states “Continued western support is a matter of life and death”.
    Correct you see; continued incoming funds will allow her husband to send the few remaining ukranians to die, and he can buy another house. If the money dries up, Ukraine will be obliged to seek negotiations with Russia and less lives will be lost.
    And what in the name of all that is Holy is biden rattling about Russia reaching Alaska and conquering all of europe? Even his own party are voting against him now.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The only result Putin will accept is Ukrainian surrender. Anyone who thinks he will negotiate in good faith is very naive.


  37. tomo says:

    A rumor that might morph into a policy … hope it does that before the next GE


    • moggiemoo says:

      I’m guessing the policy wouldn’t apply to councillors or council staff. Or the rich, or the left wing.


      • micknotmike says:

        I’m willing to bet that you, me and like-minded souls will get the draft, though.


        • moggiemoo says:

          I have a spare bedroom and a box room we use as a computer room, I would no doubt be forced to host a dinghy load.


          • BRISSLES says:

            Me too Moggs. I also have a double garage and a shed ! So that’s me lined up for a few youngsters with beards.


    • Fedup2 says:

      When that sort of stuff comes out you know there’s an election coming ….
      What’s next ? Kill the first born ?
      Various tax increases( which will come true )


  38. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Another hate-march planned in London today.



  39. Dickie says:

    US – Jimmy Dore Show


  40. Dickie says:

    Colonel Douglas Macgregor


  41. StewGreen says:

    Fullfact find against Covid inquiry lawyer
    and in favour of Boris
    The lawyer was saying was one of the worst for excess deaths



    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – having listened to hours of the covid inquiry my prejudice about the waste of time is proving to be valid . So much crap about the number 10 soap opera …. But stuff about thought processes .. not so much ….


  42. Fedup2 says:

    DT reports that advertising on ITV and C4 is in the doldrums – first thing I thought was ‘go woke go broke ‘ – tickbox diverse adverts do nothing apart from upset the viewers … I apologise for the ignorance of my comment because my exposure to either commercial channel is so small that I don’t see adverts – so they’ve lost a punter with a ‘disposable income ‘ which includes the money I pay from not paying the licence for over …10 years now …. Cheers


  43. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Behold this angel of human rights


    • Jeff says:

      My God, look at this vile third-world piece of trash that our treasonous politicians released into our once beautiful, green and pleasant land…

      This chap says, “Again, Met Police nowhere to be seen.”

      Well, of course they’re not. Come on mate, be fair…

      They’re all round at Laurence Fox’s gaff, raiding his house after offensive Tweets.

      The Met police…Utterly useless, gutless xxxxwits…


  44. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Barbados prime minister wants trillions in reparations from slave trading Countries.

    The best way for us to pay our part is to send them 1 or 2 million of our enrichers who, as we are constantly told, pay in more than they take out. They will pay off this debt in no time (going on what I hear from some commentators on tv)

    It’s the old ‘give a man a fish and he will have his dinner but give a man a net and he will have a dinner every day’

    We could also return any decendents from Barbados who we are keeping here, back to their homeland and freedom.


    • JohnC says:

      ‘Diversity built Britain’ some people say.

      ‘some people’ always being far-Left activists and virtue-signalling hypocrites.

      We should use the ‘reparations’ to purchase tickets to give all the enrichment a flight back home along with a sum which will buy a small place to live in whatever shithole they’re going to so they can get away from the country they hate and go back to their homeland which they were so cruelly taken away from.

      What ?. Nobody wants to go back ?. How can that be ?.


    • Kaiser says:

      that figure comes out around $85m per resident the new ss windrush mk2 going to be very full on the way back with that amount of gibs on offer


  45. JohnC says:

    This BBC activism over Gaza is getting ridiculous. Every time I look there is a new headline in support of the Palestinians along with a different picture picked to stir as much empathy as they possibly can. Last time I looked it was old women and children getting a bowl of soup or something. And of course these ridiculously extreme empathy pictures (which I am sure are mostly staged for the likes of Getty) are nowhere to be seen in the article.

    And not a single word to be found anywhere to blame Hamas or put pressure on THEM to stop using civilians as human shields. They WANT as many casualties as possible to get headlines like the BBC are willingly giving them. The BBC know that and use their greatest lie of all (omission) by not telling us.


    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Celebrity hand-wringer of the day


  46. Zephir says:

    “Oliver Dowden says Bristol University should no longer receive public funds after it axed ‘offensive’ National Anthem from graduation ceremonies.

    The Deputy Prime Minister criticised the university’s decision to slash the anthem on X: ‘If Bristol University are too ashamed of their British heritage, presumably they no longer want to be subsidised by British taxpayer?,’ he wrote.

    The anthem has not been played since last year’s ceremony with the university saying it regularly updates its graduation ceremonies.

    Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan also criticised the university and said: ‘This is ridiculous. Universities should stand up for our British values and stop giving in to woke ideology.’

    It comes just weeks after the university vowed to remove slave trader Edward Colston’s emblem from its logo, after his statue was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest in the city in June 2020.

    Layla Daynes, 21, told The Sun: ‘The monarchy isn’t really relevant to my generation, so it wouldn’t be missed.’

    Free Speech Union director Toby Young asked: ‘Why are Britain’s most prestigious universities openly contemptuous of the country’s history and heritage?’ ”



    • StewGreen says:

      “God save the KIng “?
      FFS he is a political activist.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The Deputy Prime Minister criticised the university’s decision to slash the anthem on X: ‘If Bristol University are too ashamed of their British heritage, presumably they no longer want to be subsidised by British taxpayer?,’ he wrote.


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

      (note the warning tag on this! HA HA HA!)



  47. Thoughtful says: