386 Responses to Midweek 3rd January 2024

  1. micknotmike says:

    Back to work today, grrrrr! Nevertheless, a very happy and troll-free new year to all!


  2. tomo says:

    “Guardian Eco” – Polar Bears and virus ….

    Not difficult to imagine that’s getting them excited


  3. tomo says:


  4. tomo says:


    • Fedup2 says:

      No toady or BBC for me – but thinking about the Biden – if Obama does decide to keep him for bidens 2nd term and obamas 4th – how much of a risk will it be? – if only because Biden will have to appear in public at least a couple of times each year….
      It will be better for the democrats if they kill him Kennedy style rather than just dying in his sleep – the conspiracy theories over his death will distract from what Obama wants to do – which is good for him .

      I suppose they are most likely to ‘off ‘ him at a time when the world is looking elsewhere – but no zebruder film ( movie ) this time .. and a presidential funeral makes for good TV …

      As a replacement I can only think that Mrs Obama makes the absolute reliable candidate …


      • tomo says:

        POTUS Taxidermists and redundant Disney animatronics specialists being recruited?


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      He can’t help saying the quiet part out loud.


  5. tomo says:

    Meanwhile in the UK I hadn’t realised (obviously not a cv item that gets referred to as a suitability tick for present job) Sunak is linked to Chris Hohn the XR billionaire via hedge fund Children’s Investment Fund man. and perhaps more widely known Goldman Sachs.

    Tucker Carlson is flipping over a few stones


  6. tomo says:

    At the time of the Sierra Leone crisis I was rooting for Blair to go the other way – he’d be a shoo-in for life President down there. Cherie would likely fit right in too.


  7. andyjsnape says:

    Who was Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri killed in Beirut?

    Answer = Terrorist


  8. andyjsnape says:

    bbc doing its bit to promote “hotter heat pumps”

    Will hotter heat pumps win over homeowners?

    Yes they are hotter or colder, but what about the price???? Oww go on then, forget to mention the price


  9. tomo says:


    • Thoughtful says:

      As always the media never tell the whole story, scratch the surface and that’s enough for them.
      The reason none of the management have been called to account is because to put in in Nuremburg terms – they were only obeying orders.

      Amongst the businesses destroyed by BLiars Nu Liebour was the Post Office network, and there was one on every street corner. BLiar decided it didn’t fit with the neo Marxist agenda and arranged to pay minimal compensation to postmasters but he didn’t want to pay even that so he embarked on a scheme of depriving Postmasters of their investments by suspending them and removing their offices at no cost to the government.

      How do I know this? Because I owned one at the time, and out of 20 offices in two postcode, by the time they came for me there were just two of us left.

      One poor Sod lost his office because he was filling in a sheet weekly instead of daily, the reasons were unbelievably trivial, but when lawyers are backed with government money you cannot win.

      One poor woman I knew thought her own family was stealing from her when the finally got her. It destroyed everything she had ever worked for her marriage, her family, her home, and she even ended up on benefits in a council house, she died when she had a heart attack in the Doctors surgery. The Post Office even stole her pension from her to pay the faked losses.

      So when you see Paula Venells still clinging onto her ‘honours’ remember the reason she can do so is because she was a loyal servant of the government carrying out their instructions, and she only lost her reputation, but still has kept quiet for obvious reasons about the people pulling the strings behind the scenes.

      Oh and by the way no one has received any compensation and my own MP won’t even discuss the matter with me.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Ed davey ….


      • Scroblene says:

        Thoughtful, that is a dreadful story to have to tell. ‘Following orders’ is the get-out clause for similar public organisations, and I feel great sorrow for everyone caught up in that scandal.

        Reading your post reminded me of a similar government interference which affected me and my wife deeply – the Equitable Life debacle. I had to give up any hope of reimbursement, sold out at a loss and lost half-decent pension aspirations because of government maladministration.

        I sincerely hope you’ve been able to put all that behind you.


      • atlas_shrugged says:


        Many years ago at a packed CSA meeting in Westminster Hall, in front of MPs, a man from the back said:

        “Many men now regard the state as their enemy”

        The Post Office scandal is one of many inflicted on the public resulting in suicide, bankruptcy etc etc. Widespread attacks have been made for example on our: community, family, countryside, infrastructure etc.

        Once proud serving civil servants have been transformed into ‘Civil Enforcement Officers’

        A parallel economy is urgently needed. Maybe the Mafia could help.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Thoughtful seems a lot of people knew over a long time
        and there was a conspiracy to cover it up

        From 1999, sub-postmasters (SPMs) began reporting unexplained discrepancies and losses. The Post Office maintained that Horizon was “robust” and that none of the discrepancies were due to Horizon.[25]
        Some sub-postmasters unwilling or unable to make good the shortfalls were prosecuted by the Post Office for theft, false accounting and fraud.

        SPM Alan Bates reported his concerns to Computer Weekly in 2004; sufficient evidence had been gathered by 2009 to publish it. His group action began in September 2009.

        Second Sight’s (forensic accountants) report of 2014 described the Horizon as not fit for purpose,
        the Post Office stated that “there is absolutely no evidence of any systemic issues with the computer system”.
        They terminated the Initial Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme in 2015 and published a report clearing themselves of any wrongdoing
        (Post Office Ltd had ordered Second Sight to end their investigation just one day before the report was due to be published, and to destroy all the paperwork which they had not handed over)

        Seems to me no new prosecutions were brought after 2014

        Labour was in government from 1997 to 2010


        • Up2snuff says:

          Stew, I think you are right. Fujitsu Siemens were the providers of the ‘dodgy’ software.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Public inquiry – years – white wash – it’s all changed now – can never happen again – it’s ’historical ‘ – unclear who made prosecution decisions – no evidence of ‘cover up ‘ …. Move on – forget …..


      • tomo says:

        lessons learned


        • Fedup2 says:

          Tomo – I left that out because i see it as an insult ….

          It’s a bit like that picture of a nice new apache helicopter blown over in a bit of wind yesterday …. How many levels of ‘supervision. ‘ must there be in the air corps ? – RAF must be the same ….


          • tomo says:

            It was intended as an insult to the monstrous swines who are covering for the perps.

            – and make no mistake – covering up on an industrial scale is what’s been going on.


            • Scroblene says:

              It makes me furious to hear of and read about public figures ‘learning lessons’.

              If they’re supposed to be in positions of power and influence, it should be the expectation that they are qualified to know what they’re doing, not sit round meekly being told what to do.

              Like Micknotmike above, I feel a huge ‘Grrrrr’ whenever I’m being told ‘lessons will be learned’….


              • Thoughtful says:

                I have to come back to it, again and again and again. The pay for those in power is generally so low that you are never going to attract anyone with even an ounce of competence.

                What is being attracted to these postitions are people usually middle age middle class White women with toxic feminity, who believe their position entitles them to “effect change” and no amount of evidence their actions are damaging or failing is ever going to change their minds.

                That is what Toxic Femininity is, a mindset which is developed which the woman who holds it will not allow to be changed even in the face of overwhelming evidence she is wrong.

                They use words words such as “we take it very seriously” which in itself is an admission they didn’t do or the event wouldn’t have happened, or as you have said lessons will be learned although that has given way to the one above as it has become risible.

                They are platitudes, for oops we screwed up, but we have no intention of changing or moving aside, we will carry on the work of “effecting change” just as we did before.


              • tomo says:

                Admiral Byng – look him up.

                we’re overdue


  10. AsISeeIt says:

    Similar girls edition

    Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy penned the classic literary work War and Peace published in c1867

    Hey Google… What is the moral lesson of the War and Peace?
    “War and Peace has a great many themes, but that might be its central one: We are all people, writing the history that later generations will read about, even if we don’t realise it.”

    Hey Google… Is War and Peace hard to read?
    “War and Peace is not so much difficult as it is long”

    There have many popular film and tv adaptations – including the 1972 BBC 20-part dramatisation with Anthony Hopkins and Morag Hood, plus the 2016 Paul Dano & Lily James BBC version – although the novel hasn’t yet had our national broadcaster’s trademark ethnic casting re-do

    In the news today under their War in Ukraine online subject tab the BBC goes with: Ukraine war: They sang of victory – then a Russian rocket struck – the sad tale of two young women we’re told were killed in a Russian missile attack. The girls were keen singers. They played as a duo named Similar Girls.

    Over to Orla Guerin, BBC News, who takes up the story: Death came suddenly from a clear blue sky, as it often does now in Ukraine. In August, a Russian rocket slammed to earth killing two young women as they sat on a bench in a playground, in the shadow of a church… On 9 August they were singing outside a supermarket on a busy street in their hometown of Zaporizhzhia – Svitlana, 18, on guitar, and Kristina, 21, on vocals. Their performance was recorded on a phone. It is haunting to watch.

    Our Orla quotes: “Our last song will be for all people and the defenders of Kherson,” says Kristina. She chooses a well-known Ukrainian song called Winning The War. Her voice soars across the evening air.

    Under the blue sky in the rays of truth
    With the yellow sun on my shoulder
    We write books for the future
    How we will win the war
    How we win the war

    There’s no mention of the girls’ fathers – obviously, this is our Orla writing for the BBC where within certain news reports a vague sense of imaculate conception often still lingers – but there’s a line toward the end of the article from one of the mothers: “Young people are dying who are very talented and very ambitious. If we don’t have children, what future does the country have. It doesn’t just impact us,” she says. “It can destroy Ukraine.”

    As always, folks, do draw your own conclusions


    • G says:

      War & Peace?

      Steady on there !

      If we see/hear shortly that the BBC intend producing a series replete with black actors we’ll blame you for creating the idea…………..

      Almost as good as the chinese stealing commercial ideas…..


  11. tomo says:

    one persons camper van is another’s Bedouin tent?


  12. friend of yogi bear says:

    How amusing that the Lib-dems should seek to grab the headlines with their “demand” that a darts competition be put on the non subscriptipn Tv. I was confident they would come up with a policy on some subject or other eventually, or maybe this is a sneaky and cunning ploy to distract peoples attention from their illustrious leader Sir Dead Davey and his role in the post office witch hunt scandal.
    I maybe completely wrong but the struggle to be relevant and noticed at all during 2024 will be the main goal for the Limp -dems. Their traditional role of being on the ballot paper to provide a protest vote is even slipping away from their grasp. Even the BBC ignore them. Which must be the worst insult they could suffer.


  13. JohnC says:

    Luke Littler beats Rob Cross to reach World Darts Championship final

    ‘Luke Littler’s sensational run at the PDC World Darts Championship continued as the 16-year-old beat Rob Cross to storm into the final.’


    16 ??. Is he one of those teenagers of the boats ?.



    • Eddy Booth says:

      BBC showing it’s elite journalism – telling us what the 16 year old is going to eat today, but not bothering to mention what time the darts match starts tonight.

      Interesting betting line, decimal :
      Luke Littler 2.25
      Luke Humphries 1.73


  14. JohnC says:

    Blackpool dad and daughter start as mental health nurses together

    Quite how this makes the front page of the BBC is beyond me. It’s about 3 times as long as your average enrichment stabbing article and would send people to sleep even in a Sunday magazine supplement (where it belongs).

    Clearly one of those stories given to a particularly useless member of staff who can only write meaningless dross like this full of all the usual cliches.

    So I checked who they are using for this kind of thins and imagine my surprise when I found this is who wrote it:
    An ex ‘8-ball pool champion’.

    It’s a good example of what the BBC have become.


    • StewGreen says:

      @JohnC you give dizzy BBC reporters too much credit
      Do they actually CREATE the articles ?
      No, they copy stuff off PR, #PRasNews

      Go to the end of the article and you can tell which PR office they came out of
      “Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust”
      Its own article came up on its website 16 hours ago
      The BBC article came up on its website 8 hours ago


      • JohnC says:


        The BBC regularly present PR releases as news. And it’s always the useless clones who can’t do anything else who I end up seeing when I try to find out who wrote it.

        The BBC have very, very few competent, ethical journalists writing their news now.


  15. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    When they say “lessons will be learned”, do they mean whatever was wrong (such as the post office nightmare) they will make sure nothing like that can ever happen again, or, do they really mean they will make sure they are not found out next time and can cover up their wrongdoings so that the public don’t get to hear about anything.

    My opinion is that the ‘higher ups’ will become better at covering their dirty dealings and that will be the lessons they are learning. How to get away with it better.


    • Scroblene says:

      I think when Blair stopped any personal surcharges being allowed for incompetence, the rot had already set in, and was thus compounded! That bloke really did start this country’s rapid demise.

      My small post above, about a lovely Kent Village was just one example of a disgraceful county council’s attitude and an even worse public body never doing what it’s paid to do!


    • moggiemoo says:

      I’m not sure it makes a difference. Nowadays I believe anybody in power is covered in shit and doing whatever they want. No way would I trust them in any way.


  16. Zephir says:

    What is it about Taylor bleeding Swift that we have tpo hear about her every bleeding move, as usual some real nice stuff is out there largely ignored


    • vlad says:

      Couldn’t agree more. To me, Taylor Swift looks and sounds like every other tuppenny chanteuse.

      (Chanteuse is French for hideous, talentless, vulgar, screecher)


      • Scroblene says:

        It’s also a rather nice coloured alcoholic drink, Vlad, or maybe I can’t spell…;0)


  17. Zephir says:


    • BRISSLES says:

      BBC4 over the festive season did show Mr Sinatra’s concerts and a profile over a few hours. Which of course I recorded to enjoy at my leisure.


      • TrickCyclist says:

        I’m not the best judge of this kind of thing, but maybe check out YouTube channels ‘Josh Turner Guitar’ and ‘Allison Young.’
        Both young American farts who sing lots of old stuff. They sound pretty good to me.


  18. Terminal Moraine says:

    Harvard president resigns after equivocation on anti-semitism and evidence of academic plagiarism emerged. The BBC says:

    “Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard University is being celebrated as a high-profile victory by conservatives who have objected to her on ideological grounds since shortly after she took the job […] For her right-wing critics, Dr Gay – who is black – represents much of what they loathe about modern American higher education, which they view as being dominated by a left-wing ideology…”

    It’s hard to find a more weaselly slant on the topic than Zurcher’s.



    • Kaiser says:

      “The tepid, bureaucratic answers by the panellists, including Dr Gay, on how to deal with calls for Jewish genocide prompted the resignation of University of Pennsylvania president Liz Magill.”

      so an entire race baiting article without mentioning the other head to fall Magill is a Huwhite woman

      No doubt they can republish with a quick rewrite to call it misogyny


    • StewGreen says:

      @TM there was a problem with that first BBC article they tweeted
      They now put a note under is
      “This post has been removed because the article’s original headline has been amended”

      Is that the truth ?

      The Community Note says



  19. Terminal Moraine says:



  20. Thoughtful says:

    A heads up here. From this coming weekend it’s going to start getting colder, potentially much colder, and depending on exactly where the high pressure decides to sit, a lot of snow as well.

    The Polar vortex is an interesting thing the strength of it determined by the difference in the temperature between the pole and the equator (at very high altitude). When the vortex is strong the temperatures further South can appear to be mild as the cold air is contained in the Polar region, but because of the strength of the vortex, it can lead to a Sudden Stratospheric Warming, a natural and normal phenomenon where the Polar vortex breaks down and all that cold air basically escapes South.
    This is expected to happen over Sibera during early January.

    December has been pretty mild up to now, but don’t expect this to continue and plan accordingly.


  21. JohnC says:

    London: More teenagers killed in 2023 than 2022

    No mention anywhere in the article about the enormous elephant in the room. And it looks like this extremely significant story about our society has been sent straight to regions. Even though the trivial story about a father+daughter starting work as nurses in a mental hospital is given a slot on the front page.

    A picture of the murdered children is freely available but the BBC don’t use it. Lets see why:


    Clearly the BBC don’t care one bit and would rather we don’t know about it. Because they can’t use their deaths against right-wing whiteys.

    It’s things like this which show us what scumbags the BBC really are behind their veil of hypocrisy.


    • Fedup2 says:

      JohnC – from my ‘mature ‘ student days the demographics of homicide was always a favoured subject – chiefly because dead body counts are hard to fiddle – whereas every thing else can be ‘redefined ‘ – non counted – and the other methods plod used to corrupt real crime figures…

      I wonder if a summary was done on the means , motivation , other factors – who is the most likely to get killed ….. I suspect it’s a coloured boy aged around 16 – most likely time – @ 4pm weekdays …. Same with those who survive the stabbing ….

      No one wants to talk about it …..


  22. andyjsnape says:

    Scammer told bank fraud victim ‘you’re so thick’

    Scammer has a point

    How dare a scammer state the obvious


  23. tomo says:

    I remember when one of PM Broon’s Cabinet Office DEI hires (in Broon’s immediate team) helped (scammed) himself to £80k from petty cash iirc.

    – thick?

    – as mince


  24. TrickCyclist says:

    BBC News at One, a medieval cemetery has been discovered near Cardiff airport. In the report, the ground is dry, the weather sunny and the archaeologists are in T-shirts.
    The BBC website tells us the dig has been going on for two summers, so not actually news but a promo for Digging for Britain on BBC2 tomorrow.



  25. Dickie says:

    Forget Ukraine – I mean its so last year. Lets move on and fund, sory meant to say find, another war for the Mil Industrial Complex and globalist slime bags politicians to salivate over.



  26. tomo says:

    don’t forget


  27. Thoughtful says:

    Unbelievable !


  28. vlad says:

    As we know, the BBC are extremely keen to report any injustice or violence done to minorities, right?

    Well, sort of.

    Over the Christmas period, those nice muslims in Nigeria massacred hundreds of Christians (often burning them alive, raping and mutilating them), and injured many more.
    With not a tweet on the racist BBC.
    Some Black Lives Matter more than others, eh Beeb?
    The truth is, the BBC cares not a jot about blacks, unless racial factors can be politicised, weaponised, and used against whites or Jews.

    Meanwhile, during the season of goodwill, the religionists of peace have murdered 718 infidels in 145 attacks in 22 countries. https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

    Happy New Year, infidels, if you’re still alive.



    • Fedup2 says:

      You know – I’ve been thinking about those shallow ‘reports ‘ about Christians being slaughtered by Muslims quite a bit . I wondered if it is some sort of racism by the MSM – by the BBC – than black lives – Christian lives – don’t actually matter …. Maybe they have no interest in dark Africa – or Nigeria….

      … or maybe it’s the infiltration of the State – home office – BBCOFCOM – BBC to conspire to suppress killings by Muslims – in the name of ‘community cohesion ‘

      – is it something like 1930s Germany? Where everyone saw what was being done to the Jews and other groups – and just looked away – ? Not wanting to make a fuss ?

      What a history ? Nazi hatred for Jews – Muslim hatred for non Muslims … – Hindus Jews Christians Queers – any non believer … (77 brigade note )


      • vlad says:

        In similar vein, the BBC lost all interest in South Africa the day the ANC came to power and the country began to spiral down into endemic crime and corruption.

        Likewise Rhodesia / Zimbabwe and a host of other ex-colonies.


        • tomo says:

          I quite enjoyed spectating the Lord Boateng’s time in South Africa in Private Eye.

          BBC omission on steroids


      • StewGreen says:

        @Vlad That is the third time someone has done a big post about the BBC’s coverage of 23rd Dec violence in The Plateau province.

        OK they kind of hid it from us
        but did tweet https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/1740770178592288772
        and did write a a Pidgin report https://www-bbc-com.translate.goog/pidgin/articles/cgl41d3203go
        and a video report

        Initial death count was 30 from police but a few days later some media said 200


        • Fedup2 says:

          But stew – it’s not exactly registered in the public ‘mind’ is it – ? Compared to -say – a footy players’ home being burgled … or what swift taylor is doing ….


        • StewGreen says:

          @Fed I agree.. but claiming disprovable things like saying there was not one tweet is crazy the other way
          Neither of Vlads links back up a claim about rapes

          also Dec 25th tweet https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/1739393307430539599


        • Kaiser says:

          “an ethnically and religiously diverse state in central Nigeria”

          BBC nirvana

          “has been plagued by communal and farmer-herder tensions”

          damn those farmers the BBC hates farmers


  29. Guest Who says:

    Still, US journalism…

    Animals believed to be extinct were found all over the world this year

    By experts in finding vs. experts in declaring them extinct?

    iirc the latter have a direct feed to BBC ‘science’ bimbos.


  30. Fedup2 says:

    Richard Tice – Head of Reform – has announced that at the next election they will not ‘stand aside ‘ for the ‘Conservative Party ‘ and will contest all seats ….
    Makes sense – the regime wearing a blue badge is far from conservative …as most / all sensible people know …..


  31. Guest Who says:

    I wonder what Brillo would have done with this young lady?

    Keir Starmer is to announce a new policy to have a maximum of a 10 year sentence for defrauding the government.
    “Do you know what the maximum sentence is already? 10 years. It is not a new policy.”

    Seems not fielding ‘WotI’mTellinUAndroo” Rick Ange is still struggling.

    TBF, she did manage a horrified rictus grin. And even the Sky Blonde lost it.
    Can politicians like Starmer stop treating the electorate as fools?


  32. Guest Who says:

    And what day is complete without Mucho Simposo being modest?

    I’m a proud holder of a CBE, for reporting on the first Gulf War. But the letters stand for ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ — something which has long ceased to exist. With a new head of state and a new year, is it time to rename the Order ‘British Excellence’?

    The fluffers are falling over each other to get a toot.

    I reckon he needs a Companion Understudy of No Talent


    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of non journalists and their glee clubs, today they are all out and about.

      Difficult to know where to start on this, but good morning to ⁦
      @MishalHusain⁩, proper journalist.

      Not enough living reporters any more? Certainly not in her ‘hood.

      “The whole world has failed Gaza.”
      Aseel Mousa, a 26-year-old journalist from Gaza, tells #R4Today she has been displaced twice since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict in October, and how she knows more than 60 people, mostly women and children, killed in air strikes.

      Doubtless a WhatsApp regular with Mish? Is everyone there a ‘journalist’?


    • Northern Voter says:

      Or, Chaplain under Naval Training ?


  33. Guest Who says:

    And then, of course, JO’bsworth

    I try to make a point of not buying colleagues’ books. Does their egos no good. But this afternoon I spent so long in ⁦
    @Dauntbooksreading ⁦@mrjamesob⁩ excoriating book I thought I’m either going to have to move in or buy the wretched thing. So parted with the cash🙄

    One is sure Beechcraft Bonanza retuned the compliment long ago.


    ‘The full weight of the most powerful media voices in the country is thrown behind a cause dedicated to attacking people who have dedicated their lives to you and me.’
    @mrjamesob questions how the public has been persuaded to turn against strikers amid junior doctor action.

    For me it was when Dr. Rosena was so overworked as a Jr. Doc she could barely cope with surgeries in her campaign office and the BBC studios all day too.


    • Guest Who says:

      That headshot taken pre him playing to the ‘gammon’ crowd? Even so, wisely not in colour.13365?width=1200&crop=16_9&signature=o79aWzd5xMcoHk-wiosIbQSC-Eo=


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Winston Smith,

      I noticed that Jon Sopel is talking about impartial and unbiased reporting but his twitter account has three references to his book whilst using the BBC brand. Could the BBC please explain what is happening?

      1) Is BBC Jon Sopel supposed to tell us about the news or his new book?

      2) BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter feed has the BBC name in it and says “Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor. My book If Only They Didn’t Speak English is out now.” which references his book and not the fact he is an unbiased and impartial reporter.

      3) BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter’s pinned tweet is from 23May2018 and is about .. himself and his book.

      4) Is BBC Jon Sopel’s book 100% BBC approved thought and unbiased and partial?

      5) Shouldn’t BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter be about the latest news and not himself?

      6) When Jon Sopel sells a book does it go to help pay for the BBC TV Tax – to reduce it? As the BBC are promoting it – thus it is promoted by the BBC TV Tax Payer.

      “Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television, radio, online, and in our international services and commercial magazines. We must be inclusive, considering the broad perspective and ensuring the existence of a range of views is appropriately reflected”

      Good luck answering this one without laughing yourself silly.



  34. Guest Who says:

    Of course, even the wonderful folk can fall out.

    I am like her biggest fan..always RT her and admire Carol but for some reason she has blocked me ?!? I’m sooo upset! What have I done or said??!

    Carol does fall out more than most, mind.

    Naz wails:”Ohhhh is that why ?!? That’s INSANE. As you know- I go on and pretty much read of the same notebook..I’m on her side? ! That’s incredibly unfair if it’s because I go on Gbnews?! I didn’t even think that!”

    Pretty much explaining if not excusing Vile, JO’bsworth, Myska, show guest logic in one tweet.


  35. Thoughtful says:

    I sure we would all like to pass on our heartfelt condolences to those who died in two seperate bombing at a memorial to the Iranian Colonel Sulemanyi who died at the hands of Donald Trump.

    Well not exactly at his hands but he gave the order.

    I would like to wish all of those who died comfort in the knowledge they have been enriched by the vibrancy and that the ‘peaceful’ religion of Islam is just as peaceful as it ever was.

    And to any other Muslims reading this, if you are looking for Alans Snack Bar, it’s currently doing business somewhere near Tehran !


  36. Fedup2 says:

    Deffo a war crime eh ?


  37. Guest Who says:

    I don’t often feel sorry for Sky or Kay Burley, but…


    Readers here may recall they recently wheeled out a lunatic JSO granny and a… horrors… informed counter guest, and essentially a dutch barge full of ordure leapt the canal dyke and hit a windmill.

    Now to most normal folk it was an interesting exchange in that he calmly reduced her arguments to quivering lumps of tofu on the studio floor. More interesting still was how the reactions started piling up.

    In the sane corner most seemed amused and unsurprised that a clueless nutter got served.

    However, some reviews, if from unsurprising quarters, saw her as Joan of Arc delivering a death blow to the whole denier dragon (I mix my armoured saints), BUT ALSO such folk shouldn’t be allowed on air, at all, anywhere. To be spared, presumably.

    To return to Mr Redwood, currently on Watts, Paul Homewood etc, the thorny issue of eV roman candles is being discussed at length.

    It will be interesting if Justin Rowlatt will fly Lurch back to work his magic on Teslas that Springster and Wendy managed on Musk.


  38. digg says:

    It appears that no-one has told the Norwegians about the Global Warming calamity they should be enduring re Climate Change…..


    “In pictures: Nordic states gripped by winter freeze”



    • Thoughtful says:

      That’s what is potentially coming down here !


    • Doublethinker says:

      Come on Digg this just bad weather nothing whatsoever to do with Climate Change. Now if it were unseasonable hot in Scandinavia for a day or so that would be climate change and not weather.
      Please read the BBC weather bulletins which explains that cold snaps are weather and hot spells are climate change.

      No wonder you are a climate sceptic if you can’t handle this convention.


  39. Zephir says:

    Food for thought…


    • tomo says:

      It adds up

      Let’s see how the release of the names pans out…


    • Guest Who says:

      So…. Fictions put out by the MSM. Which is what the internet is messing up. With coordinating groups trying to manage it all. Badly.

      NYT… BBC TNI partner is ‘anti interested’. Along with the world’s biggest broadcaster itself. A £5Bpa lack of curiosity. No wonder Sopes was constant sozzled.

      A construct person? A currency trader with no record of trading currency? No one noticed? Tripped over but by few. After going wrong from starting pre internet days when the internet screwed the MSM’s pooch. No wonder the BBC keeps gunning for Musk.

      Now an intelligence honey trap Svengali sort of adds up. Bar the gap mentioned. But trapping Clinton, Bill Gates, Randy Andy…? Bronzed Strumpet swerved it too?

      Hmnnn… thought provoking indeed. I need to now find out what Slack messages are.


  40. StewGreen says:

    BBCNews and BBCWorld both removed the Harvard tweet today
    Yesterday BBCNews removed it’s footballer rape tweet cos the headline prejudiced a trial
    but then never changed the headline


    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC keeps digging its own grave.

      To be clear, she has not been forced out for being black. She has been forced out for being placed in a position for which she had neither the skills nor experience to succeed and then failing in it. This is the rotten legacy of affirmative action

      Lurch and Saz soon to be replaced by two of Biden’s female rappers of brain cell?


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        It’s a good article but he is wrong to say that all discrimination is bad. To discriminate simply means to ‘exercise judgement’ and, providing that judgement is based on something factual or relevant, is a good thing. For example, suppose two candidates for the position of school caretaker are being considered. They have equal experience and knowledge, but one has multiple convictions for paedophilia and arson in a school. In such an instance, discrimination against the latter is necessary, as statistically that individual is more like to re-offend or cause problems.

        What many do is confuse discrimination with prejudice. Prejudice means, literally, judging before the facts are known. If the BBC decides that it will not offer jobs to White people, regardless of their experience or suitability, but will only offer jobs to inexperienced diversity hires with room temperature IQs, then they are practising prejudice.


  41. Ian Rushlow says:

    Loud dogs not barking in the night?

    The BBC is reporting that arrests have been made in connection with the murder of teenager Harry Pitman in Primrose Hill. The Metropolitan Police state that ‘there was no indication the attack was racially motivated’ and furthermore ‘… can confirm that there is no indication of a racial motive.”

    Well, that is curious language for the police to use and for the BBC to report. Mr Pitman was White, so the question of a racial motive would not even arise if the suspect was also White. Ergo, the conclusion is that the suspect is of a different ethnicity. And if that is the case, then why is it not reported? There are some caveats here: liberals have a different concept of race than normal human beings, plus even if the suspect was of a different ethnicity then it does not automatically follow that it was a factor (could be just ‘you’re standing in the way of my view of the fireworks’).

    But, the dogs in the night do not seem to be barking…


  42. tomo says:


  43. JohnC says:

    Verifying claims of a deadly Khan Younis hospital strike

    ‘We cannot verify whether people were killed as the video does not show them, but it does show the hospital’s distinctive red livery and the wide concrete steps leading to its entrance. It matches the location of a video from the hospital shared by the PRCS on 20 December, which we previously verified.’

    ‘The IDF have been contacted for comment.’

    What the F**k is the point of ‘BBC Verify’ except to fake some air of authority which they hope will make us accept everything they tell us ?.

    Why are they even ‘verifying it was the same hospital’ ?. Did anybody at all cast doubt it was indeed a hospital ?. What they should be ‘verifying’ is whether it was provoked by Hamas or not. Because that’s the only thing which matters. But you can’t know anything like that if you just browse with google.

    It would have been FAR more significant if they verified that the IDF were fighting Hamas in the UN school the other day. Funny how they ignored that one.

    What a pointless waste of licence-fee payers money they are.

    This war is becoming a ridiculous double-act with the BBC and the UN.

    What comment do they expect from the IDF (who ignore the BBC now anyway) ?. ‘Yes, it did have red doors’ ?.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      John despite Verify being a “highly specialised operation with a range of forensic investigative skills and open source intelligence capabilities” you’re expecting far too much of their talents.

      If it’s not geo-location for beginners they’re a bit stuck really. Best they stick to Google maps and the Take-A-Break spot the difference puzzles (if they pull an all-nighter they can get nearly all of them).


    • tomo says:

      fake some air of authority

      He’s going to do BBC Verify…. eventually?



    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Verify is as big a joke now as BBC Editorial Guidelines and BBC Complaints.

      Springster sulked that Musk didn’t think her worth talking to. He was correct. They send an idiot and proved it.

      The BBC being blown off on a comment trawl is nothing more than sensible, not the gotcha it hopes.


  44. vlad says:

    A recent Dutch study exposes the jaw-dropping cost of non-European immigration to Holland.
    Given that the UK has about 4 times the population, the figures for UK must be approximately 4 times greater.
    Will the BBC publish such findings?


  45. Dickie says:

    Katie Hopkins commenting on excess deaths:


    • Fedup2 says:

      Dickie – thanks for putting that up . I think it demonstrates the immorality of the MSM – certain ‘stories ‘ cannot be discussed eg
      Unexplained deaths
      Us election theft
      Biden dementia
      Muslim rape gangs
      And probably stuff we don’t know we don’t know ….

      … but at the end Katie disappointed me by thinking her fellow journos have a ‘morality ‘ to tell the truth…. They have the same absence – and self interest shared by politicians – lawyers – medical mafia – BBC ….. silence – and treat the punters like kids …


      • tomo says:

        I’ve heard (from people in the trade) that the slog of reporting and writing up is something that many practitioners of journalism will swerve and many have “checked out” and headed for PR/communications land where they just copy n paste.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Certainly there much be a sense of achievement drafting a ‘press release ‘ for a client – pushing it out at hearing it read without question by the bbc is its ’approved ‘…

          …. Sadly I caught a report – by accident – of the medical mafia going on strike Wednesday o700 – handing over to a bronzed consultation who will be £covering £ for the next 7 days – I was waiting for him to say he was gonna earn a fortune and go off to top up his tan ….
          I think the mafia has been offered 10% < the Scot’s have accepted 12% so it’s money money money – let the punters
          Live in pain of die …


  46. Dickie says:

    Alex Christoforou commenting