246 Responses to Weekend 30th December 2023

  1. taffman says:

    Hello from taffland, ! I haven’t been here for sometime .
    Nadolig Llawen! Merry Christmas to you all.


  2. StewGreen says:

    3.3K Likes for being against Kumar and Rosie Jones


  3. Lucy Pevensey says:

    £ 939.50- My houshold saving since cancelling my BBC licence.
    Adding this coming year it will be; £1098.50. 🙂

    We have purchased some DVDs but would likely have done so anyway because we don’t watch much Telly.
    Internet we would have paid for anyway so no extra spent on that.

    We could treat ourselves to a nice holiday in 2024.
    Or use it to cover gas/electric costs.
    100% less brainwashing.



    • Scroblene says:

      Same here, Lucy – we just watch DVDs, many of which are old series from before the Beebist Woke Council decided to trash the British Heritage which enabled them to belch up their minor slebs, and other useful idiots! Look at the crap they’re making of H.E.Bates, and Agatha Christie!

      We’ve only saved about two hundred quid so far, but that pays for the dog’s local vet insurance, and as we get more enjoyment watching her antics than we do seeing any of the weak, uninteresting dross from W1AA, it’s money well spent!

      All this dear old country needs, is for a few more thousands of British Citizens to just cancel the TV Tax payments, and then we can sit back and watch the odious, greedy, untalented gnomes in Beebland start to panic!


  4. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    So many on the tv say the bbc is criticised by both left and right and this means they are getting it more or less right.

    On here we see a huge number of examples of bbc bias for the left against the right, either blatant or sneaky types of bias.
    I honestly don’t know of any example of bbc bias favouring the right.

    Every time they are called out for their pro left bias they say it’s an error (which gets a tiny correction on page 33) but I’ve never heard them make an error which favours the right.
    Every ‘error’ works well for the left but never for the right.

    If they were impartial then surely they should be making a similar number of ‘errors’ which make the right look good but it never happens.


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC did have clear bias against Corbyn, cos they want a Labour guy who can win
      The Newsnight item about him was a hitjob making out he was a Russian communist agent.
      The BBC has a clear bias towards some establishment eg pro EU, pro London, pro Covid extremist measures.
      BBC did get Michael Portillo to make progs before ITV employed Labour’s Ed Balls
      Portillo doesn’t push politics in his shows nor act as a Twitter troll like Lineker does.


      • tomo says:

        I saw a “fly on the wall” documentary Corbyn piece while staying in a hotel iirc in the runup to the 2019 election. I don’t know who produced it.

        It was weird as it wasn’t a PPB but “reality” – I was transfixed… I looked at it closely – he came over as simply so awful that I imagined that it was a docudrama with lookalikes … designed to destroy what reputation he had. A train crash. As an intended hagiography it was bonkers bad.

        Labour clearly had editorial final approval – I would’ve burned every piece of tape and shredded every hard disk…


    • JohnC says:

      What I’ve realised is that when Leftist activists complain about the BBC, it’s not because they are biased to the right, it’s because they are not biased ENOUGH to the Left. So – for example – anything positive about Farage or Tommy Robinson would get complaints that it is promoting the ‘far-right’.

      These same people watch GB-News simply to try to find something to complain to OFCOM about.

      I realised this after reading a comment about Sopels anti-Trump book. Someone said his BBC training meant he wasn’t as biased against Trump as he should have been.

      This is why the Left disgust me so much. They are absolutely intolerant of any opposing views. I’ve said many times: if they had absolute power (again), they would most certainly dispose of those they hate (again). They are the new Nazis.


    • G says:

      On the changeover from BBC R4 to World Service in the small hours earlier, I have to confess to being astounded at the first programme up, ‘Business News’. A focus on Russian’s economy which, according to those interviewed, is really doing well. No problems whatever. In fact, “growing” in the midst of sanctions. This is in incredibly stark contrast to my, always factually honest, favourite YT broadcaster, ‘Joe Bloggs’.

      As ‘Joe’ frequently states, anybody that has doubts about the effects of sanctions, look at the genuine evidence he is able to present. Normally Trading Economics which he cites and is available to anyone.


      But, I ask myself, why is the BBC lying? Unless, of course, it is simply total incompetence.


      • Thoughtful says:

        I’m afraid on this occasion Mr Bloggs has got it completely wrong, possibly because he is reliant on dubious sources, but the majority of serious economic voices state the sanctions have worked the opposite way they were supposed to, strengthening Russia and the BRICS bloc and weakening the West. But then with so many leaders backed by CCP money perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised.


        • G says:

          Patently, you clearly have not watched the video.

          Naturally, you are coming back to cite alternative comment rather than offering a singular total condemnatory opinion?

          “Mr Bloggs has got it completely wrong”. He starts by explaining he obtained his info from various Russian ministry sources (“dubious” well, yes, that’s likely) and he displays those sources and documents. But if you have info. from other sources, more reliable, show me.

          I know who I will trust as far as humanly possible in the midst of no alternative information from any non biased source.


          • Thoughtful says:

            Well here’s Indian broadcaster Wion with the opposing view. One I have heard from several sources too.


            • G says:


              Thank you. I’ve watched the video link provided. Not one reference to monetary facts and statistics unlike Joe Bloggs who provides the references to his sources. The WION video is a Mickey Mouse version of reality. Even the explanation of booming times for the Russian defence industry was crafted to avoid mention of tanks. You know, the ones that are being destroyed by the hundred. Not one mention. But hey, aircraft sales are too, booming WION tells the viewer. Question: why would purchasers worldwide buy tanks and aircraft being easily destroyed on the battlefield. A ‘death-wish’? Here’s another “dubious source” of information: Rand –


              I don’t view WION. I’d prefer channels which properly cite their sources. I didn’t realise that WION is so far up to its own as* in supporting Russia with its propaganda. But I guess that India conveniently being in the now, World cheap oil ‘bargain basement’ along with China and scooping up all the cheap/heavily discounted oil on offer from Russia as it can take, the propaganda came with the deal with Moscow.

              No, I’ll stick with Joe Bloggs’ version of factual events thank you.


  5. Nibor says:

    Radio 4 Dead Ringers 6.30pm repeated Saturday 12 noon .

    The BBC folk talk about themselves impersonating political party leaders and guess what , you get it , they don’t like some more than others .
    Basically on a left to right spectrum-BBC style – you get their thinking . That is those on the left lack personality ( because they hide it ) , those on the right are devious .

    Listen to what they say about Nigel Farage and Brexit . Impartial? I suppose they still have to earn their money from the EU .


  6. StewGreen says:

    Things can have fuzzy definitions
    You’d think most British are white working class
    However stats don’t count white non-British like EU born
    then for Working Class they only count the 24% of pupils who are eligible for free school meals
    64% of them are WhiteBritish
    That means that 15% of pupils are Working Class White British
    so about 7% of pupils are Working Class White Male

    So when it comes to university much of that 7% don’t get in
    On average it’s 4.6%
    Some UK unis don’t have any
    Bradford Uni is 1.7% Working Class White Male
    so they are offering special scholarships


  7. Lucy Pevensey says:


  8. JohnC says:

    Man charged with murder over Sheffield car crash

    So after the usual trick of hiding what everybody knew for a couple of days until the story died down, they finally tell us who was the murderer.

    But first we get another refresher on the ‘victim’. Then we get the name. Then we go back to more empathy on the victim.

    Anyone might think they don’t want to talk about the man who did the murdering. Why should they be trying to deflect attention like this ?.

    Could the fact his name is Hassan Jhangur have anything to do with it ?.

    While I looked for any picture of him, I found this:

    ‘Guns will not be allowed to take over this city’: Sheffield judge jails drug and submachine gun gang for more than 50 years’

    Sorry judge, yes they will. They have brought their culture with them and are now turning it into a third world shithole just like where they came from.

    It will happen one by one in all the major cities.


    • Sluff says:

      Yes indeed.
      The Islamic Broadcasting Corporation shows itself in many ways. In this case, omission. Disgraceful omission.

      The Times this morning names the person charged AND ALSO describes the context. It was as follows.

      It was a wedding. A ‘British-Pakistani’ wedding (immigration, anyone?). A wedding in a mosque which erupted into violence. It spilled out onto the street and the groom, aged only 19 incidentally (as was the bride), was stabbed. A woman was injured in the melee and the Christian man who stopped to help was murdered.

      So, yet another win for diversity, multiculturalism and the religion of peace. Dianne Abbott will be ecstatic.

      But here ‘s my actual point. The Times had to go to press last night. But it had the above details. As of this minute, 0834, let us say 8 hours later, the appalling BBC are still not showing the above detail on their webshite, nor was it mentioned on Toady this morning. Only the name of the man arrested for murder, Hassan Jhangur, was given.

      The BBC. World class in covering up the inconvenient truth.


      • StewGreen says:

        Sluff actually the BBC webstory just before midnight did name the man charged
        and that detail was given on both 8am local news here.
        “South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that Hassan Jhangur, 23, has been charged with murder as well as five counts of attempted murder”

        Magic unicorns will paying for his board and lodging for the next 20 years.

        BBC put up the webstory “Man charged with murder over Sheffield car crash” last night
        BBCbreakfast tweeted it at 7:27am
        BBC LookNorth tweeted that story at 11:48pm

        What are the ethnic stats for using cars as a weapon ?


        • Ian Rushlow says:

          Wind forward a year or so to the trial:

          ‘Passing sentence, Mr Justice Wett-Libryll said: “You had been sorely prevoked, and felt that the honour of your family and whole community had been undermined. It is also likely that you, or a family member, or a friend, or maybe someone who had heard about on the BBC, had experienced racism at some point during their lifetime. Nevertheless, what you did was wrong and I am therefore compelled to issue a stern sentence which will deter others from acting in the same manner. You are hereby sentenced to 90 days of self-supervised community service, with an exemption for Fridays so that you can visit the mosque.”


        • Sluff says:

          JohnC had already referenced the name so I did not need to reference that.
          The point was the lack of coverage and context of the mosque wedding and related violence.
          Hence ‘and also’ in capitals.


          • StewGreen says:

            Sorry @Slufy, yes I did skim read you and John’s posts and thought you were claiming they hadn’t mentioned the name
            so i missed your point that they are still omitting that it was a Pakistani Muslim wedding

            BTW The BBC used this headline “Man charged with murder over Sheffield car crash”
            Replies point out it’s an insult to say the man was merely a victim of a CAR CRASH, rather than murdered


        • Sluff says:

          Re Stew’s last question in 0901 post.
          Don’t have the statistics but poor driving standards have long been a problem among certain…..communities



        • JohnC says:

          … and the totally unmentioned cost of all the local authorities being forced to erect bollards all around Town centres to stop them doing it.

          This topic will be classed as ‘unhelpful’ by the Left.


    • tomo says:

      Blair’s treatment of gun totin Jamaican Yardie gangsters in Bristol should be more widely known.


    • vlad says:

      You gotta hand it to those muslims: they’re thoughtful enough to look like the criminal scum they are.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Not the Graun.

    King Charles shows his gratitude to Archbishop of Canterbury by naming them in the New Year Honours list trib.al/jPWSUaG


  10. Fedup2 says:

    “Toadys’ guest editor is the first black …. “Off switch …. 15 seconds – a record …


    • Guest Who says:

      …and tan?


    • JohnC says:

      lol Fed, you caused me to check the Vera Xmas special to see how long it was before a main-character black person appeared (Newcastle black population < 1%).

      56 seconds.


  11. Guest Who says:

    TNI EdGuds apply.

    A couple points worth noting:
    – Asians are the only race that is attacked more by members of other races then their own race.
    – When the perpetrator is Black, their race is buried while White perpetrators have their identity emphasized on articles.
    Do what you will with this information.

    Or not, if in the msm.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Absolutely appalling! Labour-led Redbridge Council uses taxpayers’ money to have Palestinian flags taken down in Ilford North.
    Residents will not be silent or silenced!

    Restricts who can reply. Like many in the media.


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Guest Who ,
      It looks like every Town is turning into a 3rd world sh~t hole …..my Parents Generation sacrificed so much to keep us Free and for what ?
      Years ago the BBC would have investigated this sort of thing….now they promote it !
      Labour in Power next year “things can only get better ” 😂


      • JohnC says:

        They defeated an intolerant, ideologically driven socialist group to keep us all free.

        That same ideologically driven group are doing it again right now through state control and media. The weapons will only come when they have the power they need to get away with it.

        This political persecution of Trump to stop him running in an election (and the fact they are getting away with it) is about as far away from democracy as you can get. If they can get away with this, the future is very bleak.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I disagree JohnC – I think things are bleak now . I was pushing my mind forward a year to 2025… what will be better ? Worse economics – more freedoms killed off – eg maybe this dissenting site – even more anger ….

          I was wondering how Americans will take another fixed election – will they be as supine as the last time? For a country based on revolution they sure are content with dictatorship ….

          After all – they didn’t even torch the Capitol building ….


          • JohnC says:

            We are in no-man’s land now in regards to the American election Fed.

            Absolutely anything could happen and I would not be surprised. Right up to Trump being assasinated if all the corruption in the legal system fails to ban him from running.

            As as far as our freedoms go, they have it all sown up now so that we can’t do anything about it. The most popular right-wing politicians have basically been assasinated by the civil service and the BBC.

            We start to understand what this means:
            ‘Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable’

            The question is : how long will it take ?. Or are we destined for ‘1984’ ?.


  13. Guest Who says:

    This is why you only see illegal migrants with small backpacks.
    This driver carries all the people’s bags across the border, so when the migrants are illegally crossing into the USA, they don’t have to carry anything.
    It’s a whole operation.

    I wonder if there’s a left luggage next to the £500k RiB store here?


    • JohnC says:

      You can be sure the factcheckers have looked at it.

      If it’s true, they will be silent.

      I was reading a ‘fullfact.org’ ‘check’ from back in April where they were basically saying that the claims that persecutions of Trump were being orchestrated from the top – as Biden said he would in his slurring speech from 2022 – were false.

      In light of the recent development where Democrat states are actively banning him from even running, I suspect that ‘fact check’ will not be revisited.

      If the MSM were the democratic check-and-balance they should be, they absolutely outraged by it. The entire point of democracy is that the people should decide at the ballot box.

      Instead the BBC hide the fact it’s his political enemies doing it and even try to infer it might be overturned because the Supreme Court is biased !!!.

      This alone should have OFCOM taking action.


  14. Guest Who says:

    There’s msm news.

    Then, elsewhere, there is ‘not newsworthy’….

    Erdogan compared Netanyahu to a Nazi. Then he does this 👇
    Project much?! 🤦‍♂️

    I have been steaming through this book. @Glinner – this is a funny and fascinating read.
    I’m currently on this page, which contains a shocking story I didn’t know about…👇

    And at its fore, the bbc.

    Mullah Bowen and Gender Clinic Who.


  15. AsISeeIt says:

    Taxed public sector inheritance as Mr AsI exercises the convention edition

    Our BBC online press round-up team likes the Daily Mirror frontpage for its top spot where we find the Labour-supporting red top takes the honours this morning for their main headline: Honours farce again… Heroes and Zeroes… Snub for legends… top gongs for Tory fatcats

    Heroes and Zeroes... yep, that’s catchy, says our BBC. Well take that as first item in our usual newspaper review double-whammy title header.

    Newspaper headlines: ‘Heroes and Zeroes’ and public services warning (BBC News Staff)

    And as sidekick top story second punch in our whammy we (as in BBC Staff) like the left-leaning Guardian’s cautionary report: Courts and NHS ‘will not recover until 2030s’… IPPR study says next government will inherit huge challenge to restore public services – better not let Labour voters’ hopes get up too high, eh Sir Keir?

    One finds it interesting that singled out here is the NHS which represents a hot bed (if you’ll excuse the pun) of leftist resistance to conservatism and then there’s the legal system too which is similarly riddled with leftist opinion.

    In further news from the public sector: Work from home passport boss rewarded in New Year honours (Telegraph) – she may have rarely been seen in the office lately but our former director general for passports, visas and immigration at the Home Office, Abi Tierney, perhaps gets her gong in recognition of her department’s recent extraordinarily massive productivity bump: There were 3,057,654 visas granted in the year ending March 2023, 90% higher (1,449,071) than the year ending March 2022. (Gov.UK)

    Let’s have the calm down dears in early today – because we’ve a couple to get through: How my bosom made news this year. And why I’m not covering up by Daisy Goodwin (No, that’s not The Sun’s page 3 – that’s Times Magazine); Jilly Cooper: Men do read bonkbusters (Times); Football Jenni Hermoso named player of the year (Guardian) – she being the Spanish sccer lass victim of the kiss she came to realise was unwarrented – as you’ll recall – so move over Cristiano Renaldo, Lionel Messi and… Harry Kane?

    Seems this annual dishing out of honours has become somewhat contraversial to say the least.

    This one certainly stuck in the FT’s craw: Truss sends three allies to the Lords in resignation list following 49-day term… as she exercised the convention… despite her contraversial period in office – gosh, the FT packing a contraversial and a despite in there – they forgot the devisive.

    The Telegraph explains in short measure how come the FT was so miffed: Truss gives Brexit supporters gongs

    Hope we’re all enjoying a happy Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually on the sixth day. It was created by activist Maulana Karenga, based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of West and Southeast Africa. (Thank you Wiki)

    In a further excert from the FT report on those Lizz Truss honours: Kwasi Kwarteng, who she sacked as chancellor in the wake of the ‘mini’ Budget was not on the list – so no happy Kwanzaa for Mr Kwasi Kwarteng

    Meanwhile our present chancellor is the quasi human-looking Jeremy Hunt

    The ludicrously Rishi lackey loyalist Daily Express – no longer loyal and united with the people of Ukraine – has an answer to the problem of honours: Let’s give more gongs to our unsung heroes… Common sense tsar Esther McVey has called for the breaking down of more barriers in the awarding of gongs – and there we were thinking she was appointed by Rishi Sunak to this bizarrely-titled job to tackle woke culture – instead she’s adding to it. All must win prizes, eh Esther?

    Credit where credit is due – that’s the rule Mr AsI adheres to. So kudos to the Guardian for their headline puning like a veritable tabloid: Outstanding in his field Glastonbury co-founder Michael Eavis knighted in New Year honours… for services to music and charity

    And as night follows day: Man charged with murder over Sheffield car crash… Hassan Jhangur, 23, of Whiteways Road, Sheffield, will appear in court on Saturday charged with murder and five counts of attempted murder. (BBC) – murder and five counts of attempted murder but still a ‘crash’ though? I guess that’s for legal reasons. Now watch that space for either a further news blackout or some form of community cohesion puff stories

    Remember folks, don’t look back in anger


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think the truss awards shows the corruption that the ‘honours ‘ system really is – I think 400? Were doshed out under the shadow of some girl ball kicker and a writer who got an award for still being alive ….

      I am – however – open to a knighthood – sir Fedup has a nice sound ( 77 brigade to note )


  16. JohnC says:

    South Africa files ICJ case accusing Israel of ‘genocidal acts’

    ‘The UN court confirmed the proceedings concerning alleged violations of Israel’s obligations under the Genocide Convention.’

    And why on Earth would South Africa do that ?.

    Perhaps at the request of the UN themselves and only this totally corrupt sh!thole would do it.

    And of course straight to the top headline at the BBC.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      How come the International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin, should he visit any of the member countries, but have made no case against the Hamas leader, for the October 7th attack?


      • JohnC says:

        The UN won’t even recognise Hamas as a terrorist organisation.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Nor have they issued a warrant for Binyamin Nettenyahu who is most certainly guilty of several war crimes.

        Gaza is not a country and therefore cannot legally be engaged in war.


        • JohnC says:

          From wiki:

          ‘A declaration of war is a formal act by which one state announces existing or impending war activity against another.’

          ‘A state is a centralized political organization that imposes and enforces rules over a population within a territory.’

          ‘The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza, is a polity and the smaller of the two Palestinian territories’

          Every side is technically guilty of war crimes during war Thoughtful. It’s what happens when the options are kill or be killed.


        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          That’s Benjamin Netanyahu.

          The same frivolous claims were made of Ariel Sharon.
          Any Israeli leader that defends his country will be accused.
          No court on the planet is worthy to judge. They are corrupt.
          Every one.

          “legallity” What does it mean? The powerful of this world make laws and abolish them, they apply laws to some and not to others as their prejudices decide. Hypocrites!


          • JohnC says:

            The Left have been buoyed by what they have got away with for many issues since Trump got elected – each one pushing the boundary another notch – and are now confident to go full-on activist about this war. They are supporting the most disgusting terrorists you could possibly imagine.

            They tie children together and burn them. They attack the IDF from schools and refugee camps. They welcome the death of innocent people hoping it will turn public opinion in their favour. And the MSM (especially the BBC who have a mandate to be impartial) stay silent about it and infer the blame is on Israel.

            I’m not Jewish. I don’t know many Jews. But I know right from wrong when I see it.

            A war crime is only a war crime when someone calls it as one. And I have never seen the BBC even suggest Hamas are guilty of of war crimes or terrorism. It is beyond disgusting and proves to me beyond doubt that they don’t care one bit about who dies. Only their far-left agenda matters.

            And top of that heap of scumbag hypocrites is Bowen. What a vile human being he is.


  17. Sluff says:

    Not initially BBC. But wait…….….

    I’ve heard from several sources that the security apparatus in the UK are more worried about Far Right extremism than other forms of extremism. The reasoning for this is not known to me. Is it factual? Or just political?

    But, noting the murder of a Christian man in Sheffield by a Muslim outside a mosque after a wedding, as covered in the Times this morning, I later turned to the centre pages of that newspaper and the headline is ‘Europe on alert for jihadist attacks on New Years Eve’

    How big does the elephant in the room have to be before the BBC notice it?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff – just shows how ‘captured ‘ law enforcement is – 14 year old whitee boys downloading some manual from a U.S. website with a picture of Hitler on the wall – versus organised Islamic terrorist cells looking for the best ( most dead Kafhir children ) – I think we all know the most serious threat ….

      But virtue signalling goes all the way ….


    • JohnC says:

      I have decided that there is so much focus on ‘Far-Right terrorists’ because they realise they can do nothing about the tens of thousands of potential Muslim terrorists so they have to remove anybody who may confront them and light the tinder box.

      And of course they are here in such numbers now that they make guaranteed seats for Labour – so the BBC do their level best not to offend them to keep them sweet while they slowly try to brainwash them with the Leftist ideology.

      A tactic which has been going on for many years despite the fact they have completely and utterly failed to change anything. Their culture ensures Islam brainwashes them first.


      • Up2snuff says:

        JohnC, Fed and Sluff, strictly speaking Islam can be considered ‘Far Right’ for its views on alcohol, women and politics, etc.


        • Guest Who says:

          Most in my circle are directionally not left of centre.

          Most will be merry after midnight tomorrow.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I understand the absolutism of Islam – but won’t use that ‘far ‘ tag any more – it’s the language of the Left ….
          And as I listen to the news …. It’s still gongs porn ….


  18. Guest Who says:

    There’s laughable.

    Then, there is BBC laughable.

    Climate change: How Christmas tree growers are responding

    Marco finished his course already?


  19. Guest Who says:

    Hereford council blew a few hundred thou on bike lanes no one uses.

    Lucky the Wye runs through.



  20. Dickie says:

    Col Douglas Macgregor:


  21. JohnC says:

    Israel Gaza: Palestinian girl shows bombed remains of house next door

    In the main feed – unfortunately can’t specifically link to the video.

    I remember reading how the BBC were getting in the way of rescue efforts in Ukraine because they were roaming the area looking for English speaking victims.

    And of course they are doing the same in Gaza. This heavily edited video is of a young girl trying her very hardest to say all the things the BBC want her to say about what a poor victim she is. It’s blatant that she is running through a script she has been told to say before they filmed it.

    What a shame they didn’t get her to describe what Hamas were doing nearby to cause the house to be hit.

    In it, she calls her dead brother a ‘martyr’. Which tells us all we need to know what he was. The BBC don’t mention that.

    And at the end we get:
    ‘Most of the fatalities are said to be children and women.’
    Said by who BBC ?. Hamas ?. The UN ?. Neither are credible at this point.

    The BBC are right down in the gutter now. It’s pure activism.


  22. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Nick Robinson is sore at not getting a ‘gong’ in the New Year Honours List

    Nick conducted a very sneery interview with Sir Jacob Rees Mogg MP about the NY Honours List, emphasising the Sir in a very sneery and offensive way. Sir Jacob kept his cool and responded very well although the example he picked of Sir Robert Walpole was immediately picked up on by plain old Nick. Sir Jacob got his own back at the end of the interview by thanking Mr Robinson.


  23. Zephir says:

    Poor, poor Gazan civilians via the bbc and the street rabble comprising pig ignorant stoodents and of course the ever present whingeing, whining muslims, yet:

    What about the innocent victims of 9/11 ? or Manchester Arena ? or 7/11 or the THOUSANDS of other innocent victims ? where are the protests then ? and effusive empathy pieces in the MSM ?

    Oh wait, according to the muslim perps : there are no innocent victims in the UK and USA as they all enabled and voted in power those oppressing us.

    Ahhhh but the poor Gazans are somehow an exception when attacked under a LEGAL war for invading another country ??

    Could it be that muslims just hate it when they justifiable get their arses well kicked ?

    And, could it be that they are just racist genocidal psychos ?


  24. Zephir says:

    Golda Meir says it best:

    “When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons. Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

    “We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.”

    “The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight.”

    “There is no Zionism except the rescue of Jews.”

    “Come to think of it, I am more than a little tired of hearing about how the Jews ‘stole’ land from Arabs in Palestine. The facts are quite different. A lot of good money changed hands, and a lot of Arabs became very rich indeed.”


  25. Zephir says:

    “Let me at this juncture deal also with the ridiculous accusation that I have heard for so many years to the effect that we ignored the Arabs of Palestine and set about developing the country as though it had no Arab population at all. When the instigators of the Arab disturbances of the late 1930s claimed, as they did, that the Arabs were attacking us because they had been ‘dispossessed’, I did not have to look up British census figures to know that the Arab population of Palestine had doubled since the start of the Jewish settlement there. I had seen for myself the rate of growth of the Arab population ever since I had first come to Palestine. Not only did the living standard of the Arabs of Palestine far exceed that of Arabs anywhere else in the Middle East, but, attracted by the new opportunities, hordes of Arabs were immigrating to Palestine from Syria and other neighboring countries all through those years. Whenever some kindly representative of the British government sought to shut off Jewish immigration by declaring that there was not enough room in Palestine, I remember making speeches about Palestine’s larger absorptive capacity, complete with statistical references which I dutifully took from British sources, but which were based on what I had actually witnessed with my own eyes.
    And let me add, there was no time during the thirties that I did not hope that eventually the Arabs of Palestine would live with us in peace and equally as citizens of a Jewish homeland – just as I kept on hoping that Jews who live in Arab countries would be allowed to live there in peace and equality.”


    • Up2snuff says:

      Thank you for posting those quotes, Zephir, a little bit of sanity amidst the BBC’s tendency to be anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Netanyahu and anti-IDF. May God bless Israel and protect her from her enemies.


  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If Eddie Izzard were to get a New Years Honour would it be a Sir or a Dame?


  27. StewGreen says:

    Murder is a traditional thing at weddings in Britain
    isn’t it ?


  28. Fedup2 says:

    I didn’t realise -the doctors who are now ‘at work ‘ after their pre Christmas strike – will be striking again from 3 January – which sounds like the long haul hot holiday will be for 3 weeks – maybe while they are somewhere nice they can job hunt –

    One – their leader – is reported to want to move to Canada – I know Canada is now even more woke than the UK – but I’m sure even they are more choosy about importing lefty ‘British ‘ doctors …

    No sign of any ‘investigative journos ‘ finding out what the hard done by medical mafia is doing in its’ 3 weeks off … strange …


    • Deborah says:

      When I read in the Telegraph that the Lefty doctor wants to live in Canada, I thought ‘go then’. I only skim read the article, but nowhere did there seem to be any appreciation for how much the tax payers have put into his training. I think many years ago I read it cost £500,000 to train a doctor, ie far more than he paid in, in fees. He mentioned his wife was also a doctor. I wonder what their joint income is, or predicted to be in a couple of years but didn’t see that mentioned either.

      I have to admit that I am so disgusted with doctors striking that I couldn’t face reading the article properly as in their expensive suits, the looked a couple of smug b*******s. (I rarely swear, so it speaks volumes for my disgust).


  29. vlad says:

    Warning to all readers: never ask a future doctor or engineer to put out his joint. Especially if you’re Asian.
    I wonder if the BBC will report this? They sure as hell would if the races were different.


  30. Thoughtful says:

    I see the New Years (dis)honours list has been published and what a tell and show disgrace it is again.

    A list of those lackies and toadies who behaved themselves as the establishment wanted. A list of ‘Brexiteers’ honoured, but only from the Tory led “vote leave” bandwagon jumping establishment, none of the UKIP people who did all the heavy lifting.

    Plenty of people given awards for turning up to work, even though plenty of them didn’t even do that, having been working from home for the past few years.

    Others awarded gongs for toeing the party line, such as the CEO of Aviva who announced no White Male could be appointed to a senior position without her personal sign off (which is illegal).

    It’s a sickening parade of people given honours for being a part of the group at the top – the elites, and the ones who really do deserve an honour are the ones propping the whole rotten structure up at the bottom with the lowest ranking awards.


  31. tomo says:

    Now then… if it were cocaine profits rather than straight larceny?


  32. Alf Dobbs says:

    As we enter the New Year and the run up to the next General Election, you will hear Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves claim that they can spend money to stimulate growth while simultaneously imposing strict limits on government spending and without raising taxes. This is economic nonsense.

    No doubt the BBC will critically analyse this delusion but in the meantime let me set out what may happen if a Labour Government is elected with a working majority.

    Given their promises, it will be difficult to raise the basic rate of income tax, but I could see the top rate rising to 50% with a surcharge of 10% on so called ‘unearned income’, i.e. interest and dividends received.

    Again, given their promises, it will be difficult to increase the rate of Capital Gains Tax. However, the existing exemption for Principal Private Residences (your home) could be limited to gains of less than, say, £500,000 in the first instance and a lower amount in future years. If your house has increased in value by more than this, the gain will be taxed.

    The standard rate of VAT will remain at 20% but a higher rate could be applied to ‘luxuries’. Labour will decide what constitutes a luxury. To appease the Green lobby, the fuel tax escalator will be re-introduced. Expect an immediate rise of 25p per litre in the price of petrol (more on diesel) and a further 25p a year thereafter.

    Tax relief on pension contributions will be restricted to the standard rate (20%). The Life-Time Allowance will be re-introduced but there will be exemptions for public sector workers justified as ‘helping our hard working NHS employees’ but in practice applied to all government employees. The ‘triple lock’ will be abandoned.

    In the run-up to the election, sterling will come under intense pressure, falling to parity with the dollar. An incoming Labour administration will be forced to increase interest rates sharply or re-introduce capital controls. Labour will claim the collapse of sterling is the result of Brexit and begin discussions to re-join the EU. This will require the free movement of labour, open borders and adoption of the euro.

    As the exchange rate weakens, import prices will rise and the rate of inflation will increase. The public sector unions will demand a ‘one-time’ pay increase of 20% ‘to catch up with the private sector’ ignoring their favourable final salary pension benefits. Labour will offer 10%; there will be a settlement at 15%. This will become the new norm. There will be talk of a voluntary incomes policy. The Unions will give a ‘solemn and binding’ assurance that they will not press for ‘excessive’ pay increases but the rate of inflation will increase further. Price controls on key products will be introduced leading to shortages. The gilts market will collapse with long-term interest rates rising above 10%. Mortgage rates will follow.

    Labour will give more powers to Local Authorities to build council houses in the green belt and invest in ‘community projects’. To fund these projects, higher bands of Council Tax will be announced. The average rate of Council Tax will rise sharply.

    Private sector investment will plummet and unemployment will rise but there will be much talk of labour shortages in certain sectors. Labour will therefore allow all asylum seekers and illegal immigrants to take up jobs while their claims are being processed. With an eye to voting in the following General Election, this policy will be declared to be a success and will be followed by an amnesty for all asylum seekers and illegal immigrants who can show evidence of some form of employment. All will be allowed to bring family members to the UK without question.

    As this nightmare unfolds, Rachel Reeves will resign and be replaced by Angela Rayner. The date on which the IMF is requested to bail out the UK again is unknown.

    Happy New Year to all.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Happy new year to you to – I’m going to keep your prediction and see how it goes ,I agree with your analysis .

      How long do you think before ‘regime change ‘ I e the replacement of starmer with a True Corbyn follower to make ‘difficult decisions ‘?

      I cannot see Raynor as a ‘chancellor ‘ – surely it needs someone with a bit of intelligence – PM maybe ….

      I fear / think there will be a huge majority for labour – over 100 – even if sunak / hunt promises a 1p income tax cut in the March budget I just cannot see this changing the sentiment – I never thought I’d hate – hate – a conservative government – but then again – the regime is neither a government or conservative – so I am hating a socialist imposter gang ….

      Alf – how do you judge the public reaction to your prediction – ?


      • Alf Dobbs says:

        Fed Up

        Thank you for your comments.

        You ask how the public would react to my predictions: I fear there is no-one in public life who has the stature and respect to be believed.

        – The current, useless, Conservative party has lost all credibility.

        – The BBC are unlikely to give airtime to any serious economic discussion.

        – The academic establishment is too left wing to challenge.

        – Businessmen who should know better are giving the impression they would welcome a Labour Government.

        The facts are staring us in the face:

        – Government borrowing is too high.

        – The financing model for the NHS is broken.

        – The public sector is too large, inefficient and a drag on the economy.

        – Large scale immigration has exacerbated problems in the housing market and the NHS.

        None of these is likely to be addressed by a Labour government. Nevertheless, a majority of the electorate will, I expect, vote Labour and the Conservatives will stay at home.

        I hope I am wrong.


        • Scroblene says:

          Alf, I wondered if anyone could make me feel that at seventy-six years of age, I’d be pleased that I won’t give a flying f**k about what happens from next year…

          You’ve hit the proverbial nail on the head here! That post needs to be bottled and read again around April 2024!

          Tonight, that Glenfiddich will be lowered quite considerably, and tomorrow, I’ll, well, if I ever wake up that is…

          Here’s to you for such a diligent resume of the next few years!


    • Up2snuff says:

      Alf, one small problem with your rise in fuel duties. It will be massively inflationary, especially the increase in diesel fuel. Every good in the shops is transported by diesel fuelled articlated lorry or van. Similarly, every letter or parcel is delivered via a desel or petrol fuelled vehicle, including Royal Mail.

      You have seen how the Conservative Government got into trouble over ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ admittedly stirred up by the media, especially the BBC. Unfortunately, a previous Labour administration made the Bank of England and its MPC independent. The nightmare you envisage will never happen while Reeves and Starmer run the Labour Party. The bankruptcies & insolvencies will be massive! Interest rates will go through the roof!


      • Alf Dobbs says:

        Up2, your comment illustrates the dilemma facing Rachel Reeves. Labour will need money, lots of it, to fulfill their promises but every revenue raising measure will have a downside.

        Higher duties on fuel are, however, attractive to Labour because the Party is, at heart, ‘anti car’. Cars give people the choice of when and where to travel and ‘choice’ runs counter to socialism. Far better that people use inefficient, unionised public transport where all are equal.

        Labour’s ‘anti car’ attitude was illustrated last week. Some people who work in South Wales have chosen to live in Bristol, perhaps because the NHS in Wales is so dire; others who work in Bristol have chosen to live in Wales because house prices are lower. The Labour response: take the choice away by re-imposing tolls on the Severn Bridge. (This move has now been denied by the Labour leader of Monmouthshire CC despite being stated as an ‘ambition’ in the authority’s transport plan – but I predict it will re-emerge.)


  33. tomo says:

    The Drakeford effect lingers


  34. tomo says:


  35. Guest Who says:

    You have all the empathy in the World for innocent children killed in faraway Gaza, but zero empathy for innocent children killed in Nigeria’s Middle Belt;
    On Christmas Day.
    You are the worst sort of hypocrite imaginable, with a desperately wicked heart.

    A new year resolutions, BBC, Sky, Jez, Humza, Layla, Gaz, etc?


  36. tomo says:

    Goodness gracious ….


  37. tomo says:


  38. tomo says:



    • vlad says:

      Tomo, I’m no linguist but I think ‘redact’ means censor, distort and lie.
      The BBC are good at that.


      • tomo says:

        It’ll be GDPR / any exclusion clause they can lob in …. which will have to be individually addressed and not addressed by a judge as sweeping ,deliberate resistance to ordered transparency.

        The fight that the BBC are mounting hints that detailed actions are even worse than what’s already obvious…

        Somebody needs to leak the whole lot.


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Someone (with deep pockets) needs to challenge it legally, and then when that gets rejected by corrupt lefty leaning judges, take it higher… ok, what’s the point?


          • tomo says:

            Maybe more cost effective to have a (crowd funded ?) bounty for relevant BBC internal communications?

            – that would put pressure on – with the bonus that “they wouldn’t like it”


      • Guest Who says:

        Sales of XXL sharpies in W1A?

        How a public service broadcaster can get away with exemption methods they would not allow our own military is beyond comprehension.


  39. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder how many striking doctors are stuck at kings x now thar eurostar has failed ..? Thoughts and prayers …


  40. tomo says:

    “Argentine” Islamic activists butthurt….


    • G.W.F. says:

      For those who do not understand Chinese here is a translation.

      ”The Islamic Center of the Argentine Republic expresses its deepest rejection of the offending expressions, especially to the Islamic community of Argentina, of the President of the Nation, Javier Milei, during the Opening ceremony of the Maccabee Pan American Games 2023.”


    • vlad says:

      Good man, Milei.


  41. tomo says:

    riiight-oh… that’s going to work isn’t it?


    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe Gav could also take over ‘our NHS’ too?

      Was working with a builder this morning. His wife is a nurse, on medical leave.

      Her boss called and asked her to come in and provide cover NYE as the entire Dept. refused to work over the holiday. In the end got offered 4x rate.


  42. Philip_2 says:

    Why GB News has its Left-leaning rivals rattled and running scared
    (By Robin Aitkin – Writing in Daily Telegraph). Ex BBC producer,

    The upstart station has a loyal and growing audience. But a cabal of politicians, broadcasters and campaigners are determined to see it fail…

    “The media establishment rather gave the game away back in September when BBC’s Newsnight staged a typically smug one-sided debate about GB News. Caroline Nokes (the strangely leftish Tory MP for Romsey and Southampton North) and Adam Boulton (formerly the political oracle of Sky News) were of one mind: GB News should be closed down by Ofcom as soon as possible. The upstart station, Boulton claimed, was upsetting “the delicate ecology” of the British broadcasting scene. And we couldn’t have that.

    Did Fox’s quip come anywhere near that level of offence? Most fair-minded people would say not; and if it deserved the maximum punishment what about the transgressions of other stations? Should the BBC have been “shut down” because of Jimmy Savile’s crimes? In truth, if Ofcom set the bar that low would we have any broadcasters left at all? In any event, GB News took pre-emptive action, and Fox was sacked to placate its critics – of whom there are many. Because GB News does not lack for enemies, and while the pressure they are heaping on the station is uncomfortable it’s also a backhanded compliment; GBN has its rivals rattled.

    The anguished pleas of Nokes and Boulton to close down GB News betrays the deep nervousness in liberal circles about the success of a station they passionately hoped would fail. After a much-mocked, error-strewn launch in 2021 the channel is making solid gains in all the traditional categories of viewing and listening (GBN output is available as a radio service) whilst growth in its online news website has been explosive. In the past year traffic on the site has grown by nearly 600 per cent. Company insiders boast that its website has now registered more than one billion views – a figure that ITN’s website took 11 years to reach. Not bad for a station that is only two and a half years old.

    The station believes the website has great potential; staffing is being beefed up and the channel is also specifically expanding its coverage of US news. It thinks there is an appetite among Americans for news from Britain from a right-of-centre viewpoint – something they won’t be getting from the hugely successful BBC operation in the USA.

    The media establishment is clearly not about to give up the fight to strangle the life out of GB News, but the company can take heart from the words of Ofcom’s boss Lord Grade. In a speech last month he said: “At the heart of Ofcom is the promotion of free speech and freedom of expression…we are not in the business of stifling innovation.”


    So the BBC have been ‘successful’ in USA selling its total ‘support Biden’ as the New/old messiah mark II. The BBC uncritcally offering moral support for the New York Times articles as (so called independent) ‘UK News and opinion’, (when it’s clearly NOT a Uk approval rating here), as we are all forced to pay a UK Telly tax against our will – its perverse), unlike GB News. The BBC are perverts, and I am talking financial. There is nothing they will not abuse and claim its speaking on our behalf. Bastards is too polite a term at times, dreadful public sector state run broadcaster as Elon Mask would correctly identify.


    • Flotsam says:

      If the Establishment wants to kill GBNews you can be sure they will succeed. A combination of disinformation and dirt digging by the intelligence services and Private Investigators will ensure GBNews days are numbered.
      There has been a notable shift to the left in their output with, for instance, global warming misinformation left unchallenged. It’s undoubtedly an attempt to remain on air as a reaction to various pressures.


  43. tomo says:


    • StewGreen says:

      It is not 100 people killed in a church
      There is something weird going on there on both media sides
      #1 The anti-Muslims are wrong. They seek to portray the killings as pure Muslim against Christian and that most people were killed in churches
      They are using old photos and videos from LAST YEAR to illustrate the case
      that’s when people were actually killed inside churches

      This Xmas the Bapist church speaks of 9 MEMBERS killed but that that tally might rise cos some bodies need to be identified (That’s across the villages cos none were killed inside a church)
      The police apparently said 30 total dead, the president said 85
      Some new reports now say 130

      #2 The pro-Muslim MSM media reports are also weird
      The BBC DO SUPPRESS reporting in English
      The BBC Africa page doesn’t mention this Xmas massacres at all
      instead news stories about Nigeria are trivia junk.

      However on Twitter they put up a video report : Watch first-hand accounts from survivors of the deadly Christmas Eve attack on around 20 communities.
      And in Pidgen they put up a news report

      … That Pidgen has serious omissions : It fails to mention that there is a border from the northern which is all Fulani Muslim and south that is Christian mainly

      The Reuters report also has strange spin

      … is often characterised as ethno-religious – chiefly Muslim Fulani herdsmen clashing with mainly Christian farmers
      But experts and politicians say climate change and expanding agriculture are creating competition for land, pushing farmers and herders into conflict.

      Nomadic cattle herders are from northern Nigeria, which is getting drier and becoming more prone to drought and floods. That is forcing them to trek further south, where farmers are increasing production as the population rapidly expands.

      That means less land for nomads and their cattle, supporting the view among local people that the conflict is based on the availability of resources rather than ethnic or religious differences.

      BBC Africa could report such stories on their Africa page
      What stories they do have ?
      26 Dec : What happened to IS in 2023? By Mina al-Lami
      The number of attacks by the Islamic State group plunged in 2023, analysis by BBC Monitoring shows
      29 Dec Osimhen heads Nigeria bid for Afcon glory
      19 Dec Anthony Madu: Viral in Nigeria, ballet in the UK and Calvin Royal
      Dec 25 Nigeria’s viral ballet boy: From Lagos to elite dance school
      25 Dec Hamas says 70 killed in Israeli strike on camp

      There is a BBC Nigeria page
      but a lot is left off


  44. tomo says:

    He’s 100:1 …..



    • Fedup2 says:

      Dickie – so sad that at the very time we needed politicians with the ability to handle huge amounts of fast moving information and make sound judgements we landed up with the likes of nut nut and Hancock .
      I think I’d come down on the side of incompetence rather than the wish to kill – although like most politicians his amorality would allow himself to put any personal responsibility onto others.
      Fortunately the likes of Hancock and so many others – Blair – with blood on their hands – will burn in hell ….

      The inquiry will hide behind hindsite .. but those he sent to die – will stay dead …


  45. JohnC says:

    Ukraine aims to bring war closer to Russian citizens

    ‘Its aim has always appeared less military-focussed, and more to bring the invasion closer to the Russians citizens.’

    You quote Ukranian officials calling that ‘war crimes’ and ‘terrorism’ when Russia do it BBC. Amazing how it’s a good thing now.

    Like the cluster bombs which you told us will actually save civilian lives by ending the war sooner. How’s that going after the ‘offensive’ completely failed ?. I wonder what you would have said if Trump did it.


  46. JohnC says:

    The BBC never cease to amaze me with what utter rubbish their new-generation of staff can churn out as news:

    ‘The tree that silently witnessed treasured memories’
    Another front-page headline which morphs into something less pathetic for the actual article:
    Sycamore Gap: Tree lovers talk about the impact it had on their lives

    Let’s all have a moments silence and perhaps a small tear in our eyes for a tree.

    Brought to you by ‘Tim Dodd’. Another of the BBC’s finest who I presume can’t be trusted with anything important to do.


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC tweeted the story at 1am
      People point out #1 It’s a non-native tree
      #2 The chopper has not been named

      Latest news was
      – A 16-year-old boy was also arrested and bailed in connection with the felling of the tree on 27th Sept.
      In November, Northumbria Police confirmed he would face no further action.
      – A man in his sixties arrested over the felling of the Sycamore Gap tree will face no further action
      Two men aged in their thirties remain on bail. The investigation continues.


  47. StewGreen says:

    It’s claimed two alcohol snatches happened inside the same Cricklewood Tesco with in two months

    Nov video … https://twitter.com/CrimeLdn/status/1727288495088296365
    Dec video : https://twitter.com/CrimeLdn/status/1738202387431469410