Midweek 24th January 2024

The current ‘culture secretary ‘ apparently for ensuring the BBC is unbiased is Lucy Fraser . Fraser has announced another ‘review ‘ of BBC bias. There have been 9’culture secretaries ‘ since 2017 None have done anything .Thats what this campaign is up against . If you want to complain about the BBC where do you go ? You have to go to the BBC ! With other broadcasters – you go straight to OFCOM – hence the number of complaints against certain broadcasters . How can that be right ?

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506 Responses to Midweek 24th January 2024

  1. Kaiser says:

    get in there number 1

    and more importantly death to the so called BBC

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  2. JohnC says:

    Fake Biden robocall tells voters to skip New Hampshire primary election
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68064247

    The BBC are making a huge thing of this and linking it everywhere Trump is involved. They even give a special paragraph to:

    ‘It is unclear who created the audio. The Trump campaign has denied involvement.’

    What about Hayley’s campaign BBC ?.
    What about the campaign from another Democrat BBC ?.

    What am I missing ?. It has nothing to do with Trump. From what I read, the New Hampshire vote is ‘closed’ meaning only registered Republicans can vote in it.

    This is yet another Trump article on the BBC which attempt to slur his name with lots a vague innuendo but total lack of specifics.
    The only thing fishy about this election is how Bidens name is not listed and people have to write it in themselves. This article is the second time the BBC have deliberately not told us the detail why.

    It’s all only just started and the BBC dirty tricks have begun.

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  3. Eddy Booth says:

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  4. JohnC says:

    So here I am trying to work out WTF goes on in these USA ‘Primaries’ and this ‘Fact Check’ comes out high on google:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2024/01/23/democrats-cant-vote-new-hampshire-primary/72323334007/
    Trump spreads false claim that Democrats can vote in Republican NH primary | Fact check

    mm I thought. Unlike Trump to make such an obvious false claim. They are always twisted and interpreted in a way which suits the Leftist hypocrites.

    Then I find this:
    Haley’s win in New Hampshire would depend on strong non-Republican voter turnout, Chuck Todd says
    https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/haley-s-win-in-new-hampshire-would-depend-on-strong-non-republican-voter-turnout-chuck-todd-says-202784325922

    Where the guy explains it needs 10-15% Democrat voters to turn out instead of the usual 3%.

    So it seems the ‘Fact Checker’ is lying.

    I think we see the early stages of a pattern here. The extreme Left sites are already heaping it on Trump (BBC most definitely included).

    I can see this election turning very ugly and very personal. Then – when the Republican voters have had enough and take to the streets – Trump will be blamed for that as well.

    Reminds of the quotation we use often here:
    ‘Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.’
    This situation is exactly what it means.

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  5. tomo says:

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    • Dickie says:

      I think the US of A should redesign their flag by changing the stars to show bananas. Refer themselves as the UBS of A.😂😂

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  6. tomo says:

    Identifies as a seahorse ???

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  7. Nibor says:

    Now would I be right in saying the BBC are giving some airtime about the Culture Wars ?
    The same BBC who one year ago denied there was ever such thing as a Culture War ?

    Perhaps because they know they would eventually lose the Culture War ?

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  9. Zephir says:

    “Sweden: 79 Per Cent of ‘Refugees’ Have Vacationed in Country They ‘Fled’ From”

    “A survey published this week has shown that the vast majority of “refugees” living in Sweden have vacationed in the country they fled from — though hardly any wish to ever return permanently.

    The survey, which was conducted by the polling firm Novus, claims that, around 85 per cent of people living in Sweden born overseas have gone on vacation to their home country — and that among people who are supposed to be refugees the number is around 79 per cent, despite the fact they are in Sweden in the first place because they were supposedly forced to flee said home country.

    The results also reveal that very few migrants ever wish to return to their home countries permanently, with just two per cent saying they planned to return in the future and only 16 per cent said they might consider it, the online newspaper Bulletin, which commissioned the survey, reports.
    Of those surveyed who came to Sweden from a country outside of the European Union, a total of 81 per cent said they would be looking to permanently stay in Sweden. Just over half of the respondents stated that Sweden was a better country to raise children compared to their home country, while nine per cent said Sweden was worse than their homelands.

    Since the height of the 2015-16 migrant crisis, several countries have noted that those claiming refugee status have frequently travelled back to the country they “fled” from for holidays.

    In Germany, former Interior Minister Horst Seehofer spoke out on the topic in 2019, threatening to revoke the asylum status of Syrians who were going back to their home country on vacation, arguing that they could not make serious claims of persecution if they travelled back home for recreation.

    Earlier that same year, a Syrian blogger who came to Germany as a refugee had complained about not being able to go on vacation in Syria, stating that Germany was stressful for him and he needed a break.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/09/11/sweden-79-per-cent-of-refugees-have-vacationed-in-country-they-fled-from/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Sweden: 79 Per Cent of ‘Refugees’ Have Vacationed in Country They ‘Fled’ From”

      21% refused to answer! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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  10. Zephir says:

    Give a man a fish he will eat fish for a day. Give a man a fishing rod he will eat fish for a lifetime….Give a Muslim a fishing rod he will try and make a bomb out of it to murder some Jews.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Give a Muslim a fishing rod and he will throw it away as it is not mentioned in the Koran! Winged horses to get to the moon!

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    • gb123 says:

      Give a blade runner a fishing rod and he will block a ULEZ camera with stickers. (seen somewhere on YouTube)

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  11. JohnC says:

    Trump defeats Haley to win key New Hampshire primary
    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-68010551

    So despite all the ridiculous optimism about how Hayley might actually beat Trump (when everyone knew she wouldn’t), she didn’t.

    And the BBC with all their ‘projections’ andf ‘whatifery’ now look complete arses.

    So what do they do ?.

    Stick their bottom lips out and make it headline news that a Republican congressman facing criminal charges is at Trumps party (and re-run the whole story again together with a link to the original) by first inferring he was there illegally but then admitting he wasn’t and it is not in fact news in any way shape or form. Let alone headline news.

    Then:
    ‘Donald Trump, the projected winner, is maintaining his lead of about 10 points or so.’
    It’s 10.8% so that would be ’11 points or so’ BBC (and as I write it’s 11.1%).

    Then with their dream shattered, they are clearly now pushing for Hayley to be vice-president with this:

    ‘Haley as Trump’s running mate? This voter hopes so’
    Way to go ‘Kayla Epstein’ of the BBC : lets choose one voter and pretend they represent the general concensus.

    Trump has won and no chance Hayley will be vice-president.
    Get over it BBC you pathetic sulking activist children.

    Not much on the Biden vote on the BBC. At least they gave us a clue at the BBC why the Democrats tried to move the vote which caused all the friction:
    ‘They said the southern state’s diverse population was more reflective of the country.’
    Basically anti-white racism.

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    • JohnC says:

      ‘Kayla Epstein’ of the BBC is still at it. Here’s her latest:

      ‘I just met Kurt Strandson who hosted Nikki Haley at an event in his backyard earlier in the campaign.’
      ‘Strandson thinks Tuesday night was a bad result for Trump, as he had expected the former president would enjoy a huge margin of victory.’
      ‘One issue, according to Strandson, is that Haley avoided some of the culture war or anti-immigration rhetoric that has served as red meat to many Republican primary voters.’

      Pathetic pathetic pathetic.
      FFS grow up Kayla.

      Here she is:
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      Standard BBC these days.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      JohnC
      A neutral broadcaster would run a story asking why – after all the prosecutions / court cases – people are still voting for president trump ?

      But that’s the problem – there is no msm neutrality – the question cannot be asked because it leads to the defective Biden and the theft of the election by Obama to install his puppet .
      So the news amounts to misinformation. Any ‘threat’ of reform is met with screams about ‘press freedom ‘ – but it is a joke .

      If you add the absence of democracy in the UK – to the absence of a free press – one might suggest that Britain is a sort of banana republic without either the bananas or republic …

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      • JohnC says:

        Absolutely fed:

        I’ve not read a single article in the MSM which entertains the idea that all of these unprecedented and ‘historic’ (the BBC’s favourite word) charges against Trump amount to political persecution and an attempt to influence a democratic election.

        They do quote Trump saying they are politically motivated but that’s it. They have utterly failed in their essential democratic ‘check-and-balance’. The MSM are not stuffed with left-wing activists. Democracy is broken over there and over here.

        God know what might happen when election day gets close if the polls say Trump might win.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          “Nothing seems to be able to stop Donal trump from becoming Republican candidate for the presidency “ … says our Justin at the intro to the latest go at president trump –
          Justin then goes on to interview some anti trump American journo … our Justin carries on about a moment mr trump had a few days ago about mixing names – desperation is in the air .
          If Haley wins north. East west Carolina they’ll say it’s all over for trump . Betcha …

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        • Fedup2 says:

          JohnC – but but but – polls might show an overwhelming win for the true president – but the voting is still fixed . It might be trickier this time – especially the cover ups – but Obama will be sure of a win for whoever his puppet is ….

          The consequence of President Trump winning – for all those democrat controlled agencies – department of Justice – feds – is too terrible for them for it to happen …

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        • JohnC says:

          Oops …
          ‘The MSM are not stuffed’
          should be:
          The MSM are now stuffed

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  12. Zephir says:

    Diversity in action:

    “Fire boss is investigated for ‘lying about having a masters degree and having played for Charlton Athletic’ when applying for his £180,000-a-year job”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12998981/Fire-boss-investigated-lying-masters-degree.html

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC’s Marianne Spring to verify that lying is good for the CV!

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    • G says:

      Z,

      What is it about blacks and asians? The Government has allowed a country which is fundamentally honest, to be invaded by foreigners whose second nature/instinct is to deceive. They are having a ‘field-day’ and laughing along the way.

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  13. andyjsnape says:

    Well done the incoming President

    I wonder if the back office at the bbc is drawing up a negative list of future “reports” that they will call news (speculation) and nothing ever comes of it

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    162 thousand v 127 thousand was the result – but you won’t hear those numbers on the bbc …

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  15. Zephir says:

    Well, seems time to fire in a few complaints as it seems the bbc are interfering in an election in the US with obvously partisan reports

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  16. Zephir says:

    This will stop the dinghies:

    “Britons ‘face call-up if we go to war with Russia’: Head of the Army will tell ministers troops numbers are so low he would need ‘to find more people’ if Putin’s war in Ukraine escalated and public’s ‘mindset’ must change so they are ready ”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12998863/britons-face-army-conscription-russia-attacks.html

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Here’s the deal, Rishi and friends:

      1. Stop all immigration and introduce a policy of remigration to encourage people to return to their original homelands.

      2. Fight the cultural wars, eliminate wokeism from public life.

      3. Make good the promises of Brexit.

      4. Get the BBC under control and scrap the TV tax.

      5. Ensure that key strategic assets: power stations, steel production, railways, ports, water etc, are under British ownership.

      6. Scrap Net Zero and make the country self-sufficient in energy production, including full use of coal, gas and oil in addition to nuclear energy and renewables.

      When that’s been done, THEN we might think that we have a country worth fighting for. Otherwise we’re not interested.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Ian – the problem is no one in his regime would support any of your points …

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Sadly “encouraging” people to return to their homeland is pure fantasy. Will never happen. Everything for free here, are you kidding ?

        What I would do is enlist them straight into the military so they’d be in line ready to fight for their chosen country, when the purge against Putin kicks off.

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        • Dickie says:

          Oh I expect they will be enlisted into the military but not to fight an external threat but to keep order on our streets when the proverbial eventually hits the fan.

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        • G says:

          I wouldn’t want any one of them behind me on the front line.

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          • Dickie says:

            G – I wouldn’t want any one of them behind me on the front line either, especially with their sexual predilections😱

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    • MarkyMark says:

      I’ve found 650 in the house of Parliament who are willing to fight and 40,000 on the UK terror watch list! EASY!

      ….

      LONDON, June 23 (Xinhua) — The number of terror suspects on the watchlist of Britain’s MI5 security service has risen to 43,000, more than double the figure from the previous year, local media reported Tuesday.23 Jun 2020

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      100k strong force of men sitting ready in barracks and hotels up and down the country..

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Toady

    A report on local councils having to cut ‘services ‘ in order to balance their books – obviously they want the poll tax to increase by 10% or more .

    I hugely enjoyed the piece – a south west council is thinking about closing the CCTV and closing recreation facilities in order to meet statutory duty such as housing and care .

    Well I believe in small government and low taxes – councils are monsters – going on about stuff well outside their legal respondibilies – I want more to go bust ….

    Even a red labour government is going to be strained bailing out its friendly corrupt councils ….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      MONMEY WELL SPENT ….

      A new sculpture, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, has been designed to celebrate women who wear hijabs.

      The artwork, called Strength of the Hijab, was designed by Luke Perry and will be installed in the Smethwick area of the West Midlands in October.

      It is believed to be the first sculpture of a woman wearing the traditional Muslim head covering.

      The sculpture is five metres (16ft) tall and weighs about a tonne.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-66848973

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    • Dickie says:

      Perhaps all council staff should voluntarily take a pay cut, especially the so called CEOs

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      • Sluff says:

        Dickie
        Look carefully and you’ll notice a lot of ‘interim’ senior people in local councils.
        It’s a great scheme. For them. A daily rate in excess of normal salary. Hidden from publicity. And they can walk away at any time so avoiding awkward accountability.
        But with their ‘experience’ they just walk into another council job when it suits. So it’s a big merry-go-round. And with lots of holiday time in between.

        It gets better. For those with proper permanent jobs there is a good chance they will ‘fall out’ with the elected council leader. With the councillors being amateurs, any resulting ‘redundancy’ will lead to either a high payout or a tribunal.
        But don’t blame the senior management. They are just playing the system. As would I. The fault lies with the system.

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    Toady
    Ritual nashing of teeth over a third world vermin in Nottingham stabbing 3 to death and 3 attempted murders getting a ‘diminished ‘ yesterday ( out in 3 years ) ….

    The father of a dead student went on about knife crime ….. which is a different target from third world mad vermin infesting the country…
    Yesterday my local londonistan paper mentioned in passing the trial of 2 16 year olds who ambushed another 16 year old and stabbed him to death last year . They remained silent in interviews – didnt give evidence – even now the reason for the killing is unknown .
    the vermin were so stupid as to leave plenty of forensic evidence behind . they will remain unidentified . no doubt theyll be out in a few years.
    this stuff is so common now that it almost goes unreported … the current version of britain will provide no remedy for such killings . and the solution i might suggest would render me unacceptable …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The game of attrition – 1 picked up in Libya by Royal Navy = 22 dead in concert

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    • pugnazious says:

      No irony that good old Stormzy wore a stab-proof vest as part of his campaign to portray Britain as racist…never mind that just about all stabbings in London are done by Blacks to Blacks…under the auspices of a Muslim mayor.

      ‘In June 2019, Stormzy made history by becoming the first-ever black British solo act to top the bill at the Worthy Farm event.

      Wearing the stab-proof Union Jack vest, he used his set to bring attention to inequality in the justice system and the arts.’

      The biggest chopper is Stormzy himself.

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  19. AsISeeIt says:

    Bye bye by jingo edition

    Norwich deaths: Four people found at house are named… Police said the deceased were Bartlomiej Kuczynski, 45, Kanticha Sukpengpanao, 36, Jasmin Kuczynska, 12 and Natasha Kuczynska, nine. (BBC) – meanwhile, in local British news…

    I jest of course, but it has become near axiomatic of this type of violent crime news that foreign names are inevitably involved. In fact were it not for reporting restrictions on perpetrators under the age of eighteen – where the vibrancy of mayor Khan’s London brings a knife fight to the national shooting match (so to speak) – then the foreign origin phenomenon would be even more pronounced.

    Tragedy of uni stabbings revealed… Hero vs the Timebomb – declares – rather edgily – the giveaway Metro in reference to: Valdo Calocane, 32, Killed Grace and fellow student Barnaby Webber, both 19, with a double-edged combat knife as they walked back from a club in Nottingham last June (Metro)

    Pretty girl Grace is an inevitable frontpage postergirl for the dangers now prevelent in our random attack by foreign-born psychotic prone Britain in the Mirror, Sun, Telegraph, Express and Mail

    Metro, Mirror and Sun go further being brash enough to publish the killer’s mugshot frontpage. Even BBC online news can’t hide behind a sanitised for the sake of community cohesion Getty image now the killer is convicted after copping a plea: His pleas of manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility were accepted by prosecutors in a court hearing on Tuesday. (BBC) – if his responsibilty is diminshed then who exactly is it who takes up the extra portion of responsiblity we wonder?

    The Guardian frontpage wouldn’t touch this story with a bargepole. Not that the Gruan is averse to cover page pretty girl pin-ups: Emma Stone and Carey Mulligan both up for best actress award… Oscars 2024

    The jokey blokey Daily Star digs up a frontpage pic of an old footballer: Exhume Pele to prove he’s my dad… Not sure VAR would help much in this situation

    Mr AsI will have to flit between the ‘i’ newspaper and the Telegraph for a nice example of an amusing and awkward little juxtaposition of reports to bust the mainstream narrative this morning…

    UK prepares for prolonged battle with Yemen rebels (‘i’)
    Army chief: Public face call-up if UK goes to war (Telegraph)

    That’s if the Royal Mail can be bothered to deliver all those draft letters – even on a Saturday?

    Good luck with that, chief: Recruitment to Oliver’s Army, and related naval and air forces, is at crisis levels. The Tories are reportedly retiring two amphibious assault vessels, in a move critics have called “the end of the Royal Marines” (Mary Harrington, UnHerd)

    For context about Oliver’s Army – there may be teenagers reading?

    Oliver’s army is here to stay
    Oliver’s army are on their way
    And I would rather be anywhere else
    But here today

    (Elvis Costello, 1979)

    According to Ben Wallace, a former defence secretary, this shortage is because Gen Z is not signing up. But why? Conservatives sometimes suggest that the culprit is some combination of wokeness, or women, or sexual minorities attenuating the Forces’ warlike masculinity. The real driving force, though, may be deeper and harder to reverse: the long, slow demise of the modern nation-state as a basic unit of geopolitics… After a while, even the most unobservant will notice that “country” is growing increasingly difficult to define, let alone who might claim such an entity is “theirs”… governed by uncertain, porous and habitually post-national elites (UnHerd)

    Speaking of which…

    Sunak must be replaced as PM, says former cabinet minister Sir Simon Clarke (BBC)

    How Cameron opened Britain’s doors to UAE… secretive Whitehall unit codenamed Project Falcon to court oil-rich sheikhs (Telegraph)

    In further news from Nottingham

    ‘Rule, Britannia! makes people uncomfortable’ Nottingham cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has said the song should not be sung at the Last Night of the Proms. (BBC)

    In weather news our buddy Matt in the Telegraph is on good form as he sketches the missus nagging hubby as he sits reading the paper (some excusable product placement there from our favourite newspaper cartoonist): “The draught in the hall is so bad that the Met Office is planning to give it a name”

    Back to the action…

    Troop cuts mean military is too small to fight against Russia on its own – frets Gen Sir Patrick Sanders quoted in the Telegraph – I don’t know if they still teach this at Sandhurst but we haven’t fought the Ruskies since the Charge of the Light Brigade – and we needed the help of the French on our side even back then.

    Despite…

    We don’t want to fight but by jingo if we do…
    We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, and got the money too!
    We’ve fought the Bear before… and while we’re Britons true,
    The Russians shall not have Constantinople…

    We’re in no shape whatsoever now to fight the Russians on our own – just read that check list above of the stuff we used to have and now don’t.

    Maybe that’s why we’ve picked a scrap with the Houthis?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      190103-british-army-mn-0940.jpg

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      • Fedup2 says:

        If I join the military – can I work from home ? What’s in it for me ? Are there benefits ?

        Honestly – can you imagine anyone wanting to fight for a lost country ? Stick with the video games guys … it’s not worth fighting for now…

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        • MarkyMark says:

          This Is Belonging 2018 – TV – Keeping my Faith – This is Belonging – Army Jobs

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          • Rob in Cheshire says:

            I cannot think of anything less likely to encourage lads to join up.

            The armed forces must appeal to white working class lads if they want them to join up. Clearly, the PC tossers in charge of recruitment don’t want white working class lads. Guess what? muslims and blacks, by and large, don’t want to join up.

            So what do you think will happen? That’s right, there is a recruitment crisis. Welcome to Britain, 2024, aka Clown World.

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        • moggiemoo says:

          I’m too old to join the military anyway but even if I was 30-40 years younger I’d still tell them to piss off. Why the hell would I fight for something we’ve either sold off, for the benefit of the rich, or simply given away?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      UK set up secret group of top officials to enable UAE investment
      This article is more than 8 years old
      Project Falcon included tactics such as involving Tony Blair as a lobbyist for the United Arab Emirates in 2013

      https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/nov/09/uk-secret-group-of-top-officials-enable-uae-investment-united-arab-emirates

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  20. Zephir says:

    “SARAH VINE: Grooming gangs in Rochdale. Hamas rapists in Israel. And savage repression in Iran… A new axis of misogynist evil is sweeping the world – and the Left has nothing to say”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-12971043/SARAH-VINE-Grooming-gangs-Rochdale-Hamas-rapists-Israel-savage-repression-Iran-new-axis-misogynist-evil-sweeping-world-Left-say.html

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    Brendan Kavanagh – not BBC – but the story continues . Now the King’s Cross piano has been cordoned off with 2 security guards in attendance . The piano was donated by Elton John – who did a free medley on you tube . The express is contacting mr elton John for a view … maybe don Maclean might have a view – the day the Music died ….
    lol …

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    • Zephir says:

      He was playing “Rubber Ball” by Bobby Vee

      The Chinese said that song is rubbery, he said thanks

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Zephir – you know that fashionable thing about ‘accountability ‘( see post office ) one might wonder who – at the cross -decided to close the Joanna off – and why ? Perhaps it was a mr ching ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “I can’t remember if I cried
      When I read about his widowed bride
      But something touched me deep inside
      The day the music died”

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      • micknotmike says:

        I was once asked what american pie is about. I replied that it’s about five minutes too long.
        (Also applies to hotel california or anything by maltloaf).

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  22. StewGreen says:

    The Andrew Bridgen Post office Scandal video
    is compelling.
    . The sub-postmaster who was sacked for revealing Fujitsu had remote access, says Bridgen supported him from the beginning
    and spoke early on in parliament.
    Of course Bridgen draws parallels wth Covid policy.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – I didn’t have time to watch this for 20 minutes- but I made the time – the way mr Bridgen took this on from 2015 – 2015 – but got no where is a scandal in itself . And the fact that crozier was the head of itv after being head of the post office is another scandal in itself .
      Every ‘new’ bit of this horror ( not scandal ) highlights the corruption of Britain – in the swamp – and the consequences for the victims ..

      In Britain the likes of mr Bridgen will being having an ‘unexplained death ‘ ….. and certainly they’ll get him out of parliament ..l
      Please watch this video ….

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Andrew Bridgen is clearly a good, caring MP. No wander they didn’t want him in the fake conservative party.

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    Toady
    Toady has a ritual – when talking about President Trump they dig out a democrat who worked for Obama or in this case Clinton – to throw dirt – with the aid of the beeboid – in this case -our Justin – so they are comfortable together – spouting lies -showing the bias – without the other side being able to respond – no BBCOFCOM involvement ,….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      From 2017 ….

      Barack Obama’s $400,000 speaking fees reveal what few want to admit {theguardian may2017}

      “The reason many of us have been critical of Barack Obama’s outrageous $400,000 speaking fee is that it robs us of a fantasy: that sooner or later, the first black president was going to use his considerable powers, in or out of office, to help the economic ravages of the poor, who are disproportionately black.

      That Obama’s project was or ever would be racial and economic justice was always a dream – and the sooner we let go of this and recognize Obama for who he is and what he does, the better we’ll all be.

      Some people who disagree with me believe I am racist … I fantasized that he’d join us on the front lines of marches, battle for the salvation of Obamacare in ingenious ways, and maybe turn up at a Black Lives Matter event. But this was all a fantasy. …”

      Also of interest .. Ten most inane things in Obama’s awful speech “Otherwise, virtually everything was confused or misleading. More than that, he revealed he has no idea what he’s doing.” {washingtonpost – Jennifer Rubin – Conservative – may2013}

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/01/barack-obama-speaking-fees-economic-racial-justice

      https://www.obamalibrary.gov/

      “As long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on earth is my story even possible… But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup the idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts—that out of many, we are truly one.”

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – well, that is clear evidence of BBC bias … thank you, Justin

    Trump’s victory in the New Hampshire Primary is exercising the Mens Doubles pairing of Nick Robinson (former BBC Politicial Editor) and JustRemainIn Webb (former BBC North America Editor) so they bring on after 8.30 a.m. one Sidney Blumenthal, now described by Wiki as a ‘Political Writer’ but – honestly – described by Justin as an ‘adviser’ to Bill Clinton. What Wiki will telll you is that Sidney is close to Hilary Clinton (defeated by former President Donald Trump in 2016).

    Sidney Blumenthal helpfully provides lots of reasons why former President Trump with be defeated by President Biden should the American Election be contested by those two men, as seems likely. More BBC political bias on display right there!

       14 likes

  25. digg says:

    The Guardian getting all bitchy about TATA steel closing some Welsh blast furnaces throwing people out of work whilst opening new ones in India.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/jan/24/unions-accuse-tata-of-hypocrisy-over-port-talbot-closure-green-claims

    This is what is going to happen if you keep pushing the green nightmare. Plus the UK will now be shipping steel from India instead of making it on our doorstep with all the associated extra cost and pollution etc,

    They just don’t get it do they? This two-faced posturing by the white shirted elites such as those who peddle this crap at the Guardian disgusts me.

       29 likes

  26. G says:

    Literally, “like sh*t to a blanket”. That’s how Rich Sunak and his mates in the WEF et al. are wedded to the European Court of Human Rights. That’s why they will fight tooth and nail to remain in membership of that corrupt outfit.

    “Conflicts of Interest Between Judges and NGOs: the ECHR Finally Establishes a Recusal Procedure”

    The report just published:

    https://eclj.org/geopolitics/echr/conflits-dinterets-entre-juges-et-ong–la-cedh-instaure-enfin-une-procedure-de-recusation?ln

    So, who are the “NGO’s” and those they are connected too?

    “This report shows that at least 22 of the 100 permanent judges who have served on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) between 2009 and 2019 are former officials or collaborators of seven NGOs that are highly active before the Court.
    Twelve judges are linked to the Open Society Foundation (OSF) network, seven to the Helsinki committees, five to the international Commission of Jurists, three to Amnesty International, and one each to Human Rights Watch, Interights and the A.I.R.E. Centre. The Open Society network is distinguished by the number of judges linked to it and by the fact that it funds the other six organisations mentioned in this report.”

    Soros. Got to be the most evil person alive.

    You don’t need me to spell it out. All a big game of Snakes and Ladders for the elite. Emphasis on Snakes…………

    Sorry it’s not about the BBC save one point, you can bet your bottom dollar the Report will have no mention on our, “Worlds Most Trusted” broadcaster.

       18 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      29 February 2012 – related and on the BBC ….

      The judges in the trial in Egypt of 43 people, including 19 Americans and other foreigners, over the funding of non-governmental groups, have resigned.

      The case caused a serious rift with the United States after police in Cairo raided several NGOs in December.

      Some of them are backed by US groups. Egypt says they received illegal foreign funding and stopped the accused from leaving the country.

      Egyptian media said the three judges resigned in “embarrassment”.

      The precise reasons for the move remain unclear.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17207971

         2 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      G, UN, UN and also the UN.

         5 likes

  27. MarkyMark says:

    Ukraine – cannot win a war – can win a beauty competition! Yeah!

    “Ukrainian-born model winning Miss Japan re-ignites identity debate”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-68078061

    “The 26-year-old model, who was born in Ukraine, moved to Japan at the age of five and was raised in Nagoya.”

    ……………………

    Many fish and chips use beer batter. However, for Muslims who prefer a batter without beer, these establishments use a non-alcoholic beer batter, and the taste is spectacular. The cod is larger than your head and will make you so full.24 Jan 2023

       4 likes

  28. Sluff says:

    Has anyone else noticed how keen the BBC are to cover the anguish of the families of the three people murdered in Nottingham?
    They seem rather less keen to cover the past of Valdo Calcane, or show his picture with the same regularity.
    Nor to cover who he was and where he came from.
    Why was he in this country? I read somewhere he had ‘settled status’. Two cheers for the DMail today who go into more detail, if mainly on the usual ‘mental issues’ routine.

    I wonder if readers can possibly guess why that might be?
    BTW a few statistics. If the UK is still say 85% white then the chance of a murder committed by a black person on a white person must be 15% of 85% equals 12.75%, yes?

    Is the UK a nett importer of violent criminality perchance?
    I think we should be told.
    How about it, BBC? Do inform and educate us.

       18 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Just in case anyone is in any doubt, here is Valdo:
      _132403370_valdocalocanebackground.png
      Who violently stabbed 3 innocent people to death, tried to kill more but it wasn’t murder. I presume it’s that ‘violence’ gene they have which apparently doesn’t exist.

      The reporting of this story is a standard dirty trick the BBC are using to great extent in Gaza and Ukraine when they don’t want to talk about who caused something or why. They focus on empathy for the victims and use emotion as a distraction so people don’t think about it.

      I worked it out a few days ago Sluff : a random black person is 7.7 times more likely to murder someone than a random white person. It’s a fact the Leftist hypocrites never mention.

      If they didn’t have double-standards, they would have no standards at all.

         28 likes

  29. pugnazious says:

    ‘Senior Tories condemn Sir Simon Clarke’s ‘dangerous, reckless, selfish’ call to oust Sunak’

    Telegraph headline.

    Nick Robinson is well past his sell-by-date whose either overly aggressive or overly obsequious ‘interviews’ never actually produce anything of interest or relevance, merely serving, it seems, to be entertainment for Robinson himself….his ‘interview’ with the head of Ofcom this morning a case in point where the subject of Royal Mail and the Telegraph came up but did little to inform us…..and notable was the lack of any questions about Ofcom’s expanded oversight over the BBC and questions of bias and impartiality.

    Perhaps he didn’t want her in the studio too long as he was about to indulge himself in a Nick Robinson special…one of those little stories that he is known to invent and spin in a particular direction with as much substance as candyfloss on a hot, windy day.

    Robinson told us that the Telegraph was running a campaign to oust Sunak and the article by Simon Clarke suggesting Sunak be replaced was part of that…..never mind that it was a single article and the Telegraph is a newspaper which reports news…such as a senior Tory wants Sunak replaced. Robinson says this is the Telegraph’s top story….er well….there’s the article then a report on the article as any news organisation does…such as the BBC…indeed the BBC has the story as one of its top headlines….is the BBC part of a campagn to remove Sunak [lol…well…yeah it is]…

    ‘Sunak must be replaced as PM, says former cabinet minister Sir Simon Clarke’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68077142

    Oh hang on….the Telegraph’s top story right now…

    ‘Senior Tories condemn Sir Simon Clarke’s ‘dangerous, reckless, selfish’ call to oust Sunak’

    Hmm…funny way for the Telegraph to run a campaign to oust Sunak eh Nick? Bit like the Russians putting it out there that Trump had done such bad things whilst in Russia that he was compromised and now a Russian stooge owned by Putin….the BBC seriously telling us that this was the Russians trying to help Trump get elected….‘Vote Trump get Putin’….with friends like that….

    Robinson went on to claim that Clarke’s thinking was informed by a poll commissioned by a ‘shadowy organisation’ which funded the poll….er….looking at the article it is quite clear that the poll he refers to is from the much respected Yougov……

    ‘To those willing to look at the polls, the answer is devastatingly obvious.

    In January, the Telegraph’s YouGov MRP poll showed that were an election to be held, the Conservatives would fall from our current 350 MPs to 169, just four more seats than Sir John held in 1997. ‘

    It’s pretty much the conventional wisdom that the Tories will be wiped out….not a startling revelation unearthed by some ‘shadowy organisation’ with sinister motives.

    Robinson went on to claim that the infamous ‘some say’ people claim that the Telegraph ‘campaign’ is linked to the Qataris attempt to buy it out…putting pressure on Sunak to stop it.

    This is pure speculation, if even that…mere tittle-tattle being whispered by interested parties being reported as news by the BBC’s supposedly flagship news and current affairs programme…now dragged so low by Robinson and his like.

    Gossip and conspiracy theory whipped up by the BBC’s finest…it’s rubbish broadcast as ‘news’….invention and fantasy on Robinson’s part as he tries to invent plots and coups and sinister chicanery from ‘shadowy organisations’…..should look at the BBC which has done more to oust so many Tory politicians than the Labour Party ever could.

       13 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Any politician with a spine (which means not many)
      should refuse to answer any question that begins “some people say…”. Who are these “people”? Demand their names! Or could they be a figments of Nick Robinson’s imagination?

         14 likes

  30. Terminal Moraine says:

    Another ‘nationalist’ frenzy… Monday it was India and the inauguration of a Hindu temple that angered Muslims. Today it’s: “Myanmar’s army is losing – and facing fire from a militant monk. A challenge from ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks is piling pressure on the loathed coup leader.”

    Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts including those with Rohingya Muslims are not new. But the BBC are so transparent in their treatment of religion and nationhood you can spot their warped trajectory from space. Anywhere that looks to resist the erosion of its religious and cultural legacy is an open target. First it’s Judeo-Christian European countries; then move on to Hindu & Buddhist and the rest of the world.

    Funny how Islamic countries are never given the ‘nationalist’ designation. Presumably most of the dimwits in W1A believe they’re relaxed about cultural change and fully on board with progressive ideology because you never hear any different in the Guardian.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-68038513

       12 likes

  31. micknotmike says:

    A Russian plane has crached in the Belgorod region.It’s the top story on the bbc news now. If the coverage and front page billing suddenly disappear, we will know that an undesirable explanation has come to light.

       8 likes

  32. Eddy Booth says:

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-68078061

    Basically usual bbc identity politics rant, when the key point is she shouldn’t have won because she’s a minger, even squared up against average girl next door opposition.
    Number 5 was the pick.

       8 likes

  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    R5’s Nihal Arthanayake (author of ‘How To Have Better Conversations’) still trying hard to win this year’s Lineker Award for Media Hypocrisy:

    ——————
    N: “The first hour will be largely taken up by @Sathnam talking about the British Empire and the World. Sadly the very people who would do well to listen will probably switch off and go and watch Gbeebies.”
    ——
    W: “You promote the idea of “having better conversations” while simultaneously denigrating those with differing perspectives. Do you understand the debate on BBC bias? Do you believe the BBC is only for those who share your views or does its remit extend to the whole population?”
    ——
    N: “Look at the people who constantly accuse the BBC of bias. Usually because the BBC doesn’t accept their given version of events and challenge them.”

    https://x.com/TherealNihal/status/1749802820596015361?s=20

       9 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      Nighal is a racist who hates Britain and white people….Brexit, he assures us, made ‘Britain’ a nastier and more racist place. His programmes are relentlessly about race…he niggles and niggles about it endlessly…it’s deliberate…..it’s rubbing people’s faces in it to wind them up…he’s admitted this.

      He should go back full-time to the Asian Network [lol….not a racist idea at all that network eh?….Asians aren’t British and need theeir own network’] where I’m sure he’ll get a far more appreciative audience for his schtick.

         14 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        We’re blown out Waitrose delivery since the kids left home, which means no more white guilt newspaper.

        I still miss the recipes section though, but flicking through more BBC sideliners than Classic FM to get there was a trial.

           7 likes

      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Pug:

        You are right about Nihal, a real shocker.

        I love the implication that if you do not listen to his anti-white radio show you are some sort of simpleton. It is perhaps stupid to pay the wages of a man who despises you.

        His guest has written a typical anti-British book. Obviously there was no push back from Nihal. Britain was built on the backs of slaves blah blah blah. Did your family own a slave? Mine didn’t. Anyone who opposes the woke agenda is a racist. Oh really? Let’s thank the BBC for giving the bully pulpit to a racist who feels uncomfortable amongst white people. I think if I moved to Sri Lanka I would get used to living amongst brown people or leave. Just a thought, Nihal.

           12 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      N: “Look at the people who constantly accuse the BBC of bias. Usually because the BBC doesn’t accept their given version of events and challenge them.”

      BBC doesn’t accept their given version of events and challenge them

      BBC doesn’t accept their given version of events and challenge them

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications/archive_2020/

      Victoria Derbyshire
      BBC Two and BBC News Channel, Tuesday 26 November 2019

      In a question to a representative of the Muslim Council of Britain about Labour’s Race & Faith manifesto we said there were “no mentions of Islam”.

      While this was intended to be a discussion about whether the document contains specific policies aimed at the Muslim community, we should make clear that it does in fact make references both to Muslims and Islamophobia – for example, the need for a memorial to Muslim soldiers, pay inequality faced by Muslim women and Labour’s adoption of the All Party Parliamentary Group’s definition of Islamophobia.

      05/12/2019

         3 likes

  34. pugnazious says:

    LOL…Nick Robinson’s claim that a ‘shadowy Tory organisation’ that had just been formed was behind the ‘coup’ attempt on Sunak is pretty much shot down by the facts as social media [so much hated for its undermining of the insidious BBC and MSM information monopoly] points out…from Guido….it seems none of ‘PopCon’ support the ‘insurrection’……

    ‘Priti Patel called the op-ed “facile and divisive”, and David Davis said it was “silly” MPs are “putting their own leadership ambitions” first. Meanwhile, Clarke has joined the new Tory right group PopCon, making a keynote speech at its launch in February. As his piece was published, the rest of the group (along with some expected names Guido spotted such as Chris Philp, Brendan Clarke-Smith, and even former IEA Director General Mark Littlewood) were having a dinner at Nadine Dorries’ favourite club, 5 Hertford Street, and so far it looks like Clarke has upset them all too. Liz Truss and other PopConners have made it clear they don’t back his intervention. ‘

    The BBC and friends used to control what you heard and saw and how it was to be portrayed and interpreted…they hate the fact that news has been ‘democratised’…ie they have lost that dangerous monopoly and they hate it…..

    ‘We owned the news…we were the gatekeepers…we owned the facts….[if we said it was true it was true]’

    This is of course why the BBC always goes hard on ‘social media’ and whips up political pressure to shut it down or severely restrict it….as witnessed by its relentless attacks on Facebook during and after the Brexit referendum….which it blamed for the ‘disastrous’ result.

       9 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      The other issue is that we the people can in real time go onto a social media feed of someone who is there and get the news first hand, and then directly experience the lying the MSM are engaging in.
      Now it’s not good enough for the MSM to simply say something and it stand as so by fiat, they have to provide some degree of evidence which is why the Russia hoax required real people to stand and lie, although they were never held accountable for their lying.

         7 likes

  35. Thoughtful says:

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  36. Flotsam says:

    PMQ’s today.

    Once again the SNP’s leader in the House of Commons, Stephen Flynn, asked two questions of the PM about Palestine/Gaza. There was another later question from another SNP activist about Gaza. There can be little doubt about who is behind the focus on Gaza. It’s a pity that the SNP don’t spend more time dealing with Scotland’s own problems.

    While I continue to watch PMQ’s some ethnic Labour Palestine/Hamas activist makes a disgraceful mini speech attcking Israel and the Government regarding Gaza. Speaker Hoyle lets him ramble on regardless.

       18 likes

  37. andyjsnape says:

    Skepta: I’m bored of the black James Bond narrative
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68006229

    If your white don’t apply – bbc “reports” on racist film

       12 likes

  38. MarkyMark says:

    order-order.com

    ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s lawyer has announced he will run as an MP for Bethnal Green and Stepney in the upcoming election. Tasnime Akunjee posted on Twitter last night that he will be going “head to head” against Labour MP Rushanara Ali, his main reason for standing being the “Palestinian cause“. His launch video features shots of Gazan buildings crumbling smashed with clips of Starmer and Ali. Unsurprising considering he was under investigation in 2021 for tweeting “the boys are back in town” with a picture of the Taliban storming Kabul…

    …………..

    BBC – NOT A MONSTER?
    https://www.bbcpodcasts.com/listen/shamimabegum/

       6 likes

  39. andyjsnape says:

    bbc reporter named Lipika Pelham

    As wrote a book:-
    Passing: An Alternative History of Identity

    Description
    A slave woman in 1840s America dresses as a white, disabled man to escape to freedom, while a twenty-first-century black rights activist is ‘cancelled’ for denying her whiteness. A Victorian explorer disguises himself as a Muslim in Arabia’s forbidden holy city. A trans man claiming to have been assigned male at birth is exposed and murdered by bigots in 1993. Today, Japanese untouchables leave home and change their name.

    I can see why see fits right in at the bbc

       13 likes

  40. Sluff says:

    BBC main 1 pm news.
    I’ll say that again.
    Main news.

    Some black bloke called Skepta is featured.
    He’s one of those black folk masquerading as an ‘artist’ the BBC fawn over.
    He’s talking about a black James Bond and then the BBC mentions his film with 90% black actors.

    In the very next breath and with not a trace of irony the BBC talk about the need for equality post Black Lives Matter !!!!
    FFS!!!

    The Black Broadcasting Corporation in full racist swing.

       20 likes

  41. digg says:

    Hey BBC, what happened to Killer Storm Jocelyn apart from a strong breeze in Capel Curig?

    We had rolling BBC dire warnings from your staff all over the bloody country all bloody day yesterday and we all know THE REAL REASON why you were doing it!

       14 likes

    • Zephir says:

      A storm in a vegan, dolphin friendly, skinny latte

         13 likes

    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Bit of a breeze and very wet here in Gwynedd yesterday, typical of any January day from any year since records began.

         12 likes

  42. Zephir says:

    Here’s some news for you bbc:

    “Envy of da wurld innit” etc etc

    “BBC in Dragons’ Den ‘fakery’ storm: Entrepreneur accused of ‘selling snake oil’ claims producers recruited her to take part – as it emerges Steven Bartlett’s brother is director of her firm

    Giselle Boxer, 31, appeared on the show last week with her ear seeds business. The mother-of-one claimed ear seeds had helped ‘cure herself from ME’ ”

    It has also emerged that despite agreeing to an offer of £50,000 for a 12.5 per cent of her business from Steven Bartlett, 31, he is not listed as a director in the company on Companies House.

    Instead his brother Jason Bartlett appears under the role instead, while the listing also shows that the company changed its name from Acu Seeds to East Healing Ltd. Jason is also known to be an investor in businesses and has teamed up with Steven before for projects.

    Dr Charles Shepherd, Honorary Medical Adviser at the ME Association told MailOnline: ‘Like most viewers of this programme, I was always under the impression that people applied to be on it – rather than being recruited. This does seem rather odd and should be made clear to the viewing public.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13000613/bbc-dragons-den-fake-entrepreneur-accused-recruited-show.html

       10 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Dragon’s Den?

      From the outset more rigging than a three master running up Socks instead of a Blue Peter.

      One of their biggest successes got in through and fast tracked with no one checking IP.

         7 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Anyone who believes that anything on television is real is being very naive.

         7 likes

  43. Fedup2 says:

    Sometimes I dip into the londonistan evening standard – today my I was caught by a headline ‘in defence of the bbc – why it’s not unbiased ‘ … so I read on – ready to have all my views upended by a forensic evidenced explanation for the absence of bias in the BBC …
    But it turns out to be written by a third world ( Somali) ‘activist and was nothing more than a Far Left rant – the best she came up with – is that ‘the bbc protects us from populism ‘.

    Maybe one of the trolls – who thankfully rarely visit this site -can do betterer – I was gonna cut and paste the piece but I won’t waste your time …

       13 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      John Simpson loved it
      ..backslapping thread

      The Standard tweeted the article 5 times ..average Likes just 2

      Only other person who tweeted the article
      “Environment reporter @guardian” ..hers got 16 Likes

         2 likes

  44. Zephir says:

    Race baiting gobshite still at it:

    “Dr Shola lashes out in ironic taunt over Army plea: ‘UK shall never be slaves'”

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1859290/dr-shola-lashes-british-army-taunt

       7 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Vile’s producers have required her and Femi contractually to do this at least daily.

         7 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      13 years of Tory rule with 80 seat majority ….

      “Recently, the head of the British Army warned that private citizens will have to be called up to fight in the armed forces if a war does break out amid a crisis within the military, which is at its smallest size in decades.”

         6 likes

      • Mrs Kitty says:

        No one wants to join after seeing what happens when you obey orders then get hung out to dry by politicians, top brass and the MSM.

           14 likes

      • vlad says:

        On the plus side, it would force our weak, woke youth to shape up and man up.
        Too long a period of peace and prosperity and welfareism has neutered and effeminated our precious little snowflakes.

           9 likes

      • taffman says:

        MarkyMark
        All thanks to the Tories , we have an army of fit men of fighting age, languishing in 4 Star hotels in taffland, all ready to be conscripted to defend Great Britain .
        If that was to be enforced by Rishi ,we would see the boats going swiftly the other way !
        What say you readers ?

           6 likes

  45. Zephir says:

    More news for the bbc:

    “BBC Radio host brands listener a ‘b***h’ live on-air after receiving show complaint”

    https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1858969/BBC-Radio-Lancashire-Graham-Liver-complaint

       7 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Listeners opinion text
      “You are boring, you made this error, blah blah..
      .. “‘Rant over. Thanks. Stop being so camp’,”

      the presenter Liver camped up his voice even more and replied . sarcastically “Ooh… You b***h. I don’t know what you mean.”

      bit of a yawn really

         3 likes

  46. vlad says:

    Be afraid, be very afraid: we’re one step away from having Islamic blasphemy laws imposed on us, as more and more Councils adopt a Blasphemy Code that would make any criticism of Islam – or even just ‘perceived’ criticism – illegal.

    Islamocreep infiltrates further every day.

       17 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Seriously frightening . What will a country with this as a law look like two or three decades after its adoption. Our politicians are insane.

         8 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Police speak to child about death threats after Quran damaged at Wakefield school
      Published
      4 March 2023

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-64835023

      A Year 10 student brought the Islamic text to school on 23 February, reportedly as part of a dare.

      The boy’s mother, who said he is 14 and has “high functioning” autism, said he had received “death threats” over the incident.

         7 likes

  47. MarkyMark says:

    3.5 billion – Popular BBC podcast Brown Girls Do It Too returns to BBC Sounds this week with more fascinating sex chat, and entertaining guests.

    Hilarious duo, Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani promise to be even louder, more uncensored and more shameless in the latest series of their award-winning podcast which launches on Friday 26 January.

    The opening episode sees Poppy divulge in her ‘sexcapades’ while Rubina discusses marital ‘bliss’ in the bedroom, and the ‘Shagony Aunts’ return to provide counsel to some of the juiciest dilemmas ever.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2024/brown-girls-do-it-too-series-5

       6 likes

  48. Sluff says:

    It’ll be gone by tomorrow but during the cold snap last week, electricity demand was around 40GW.
    https://grid.iamkate.com/

    Last Wednesday, wind power generated 9 GW. Since two days later wind production was nearer 20 GW we can assume that on the Wednesday the 9GW was the most that could be produced …..due to ….errr….lack of wind. To put it another way we need at least four times our current wind turbine capacity to be truly ‘sustainable’. Coming soon to a hilltop near you. And you. And you. And you. And……everyone. And subsidised by you. And you. And you. …….i

    Luckily we still have gas, though I’m sure the FarLeft ecoloons like Caroline Lucas would rather us shiver in non-synthetic, vegetarian clothing, than extract some gas out of the North Sea.

    Still, we can always rely on Justin Rowlatt to provide lots of hot air. When he’s not jetting off to COP meetings..

       12 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      @Sluff the 9GW you mention is not for a day
      rather it’s for a point in time
      The full output over a day is measured in KWh
      It might have been 15GW 15 mins later for all I know.

      Wind can have low output either cos of lack of wind or too much wind.
      In such conditions adding more capacity makes little difference ie two times nothing is still nothing.

         3 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        I always look forward to a correction by the Stew –

           3 likes

      • Sluff says:

        The graph from which I quoted was for a whole week and the 9GW was essentially the average for the day and so did not show the variation you mention, which may or may not have occurred.
        But it’s immaterial. Today is Thursday and so the day I referenced has now been dropped from the ‘past week’ period.
        The basic point stands….

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    This a General rant – not specifically about the BBC … so ignore if you want ….

    We all get tied down by the problem – issue – of this day . But how exactly did we get like this ?

    For instance – who decided that the UK would be overwhelmed by the third world – going back to the 1950s through to now?

    How did the welfare beveridge state turn into a monster ?

    How did energy policy land up with overpriced electricity and gas ?

    How did we land up with 7 million declared ‘disabled ‘

    Or 1.7 million employed by the NHS ?

    My comment isn’t about the blame game or party politics . I know – for instance – the Liberal Democrats disabled the building of new nuclear power stations 20 or 30 years ago ..

    I could go further on other defective institutions – the military – the justice system ( plod ) …transport – road – rail … water industry – and ending manufacturing – … now it looks like steel industry is about to be ended too ….

    See – I’m getting distracted by the ‘right now ‘ but all the above – as well as the drift to a one party woke socialist state came from somewhere – right ?

       16 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Tractor production is up comrade – Victory Gin all round!

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         7 likes

    • Mrs Kitty says:

      For Fed @ 4.13.
      For a start Fed anyone who tried to warn of the consequences of all you mentioned had labels firmly attached to them, all of the usual…..racists……bigots……phobics. From the time of Enoch Powell to today there’s been no end of people screaming those insults and in the end you get worn down. There are some brave/ idiotic people who carry on and loose everything think of a gentleman TR but others like Mr Kitty and myself ran into a brick wall too many times so we sold up and left. Now is not the right time to say “ we told you so “ but it’s closer now.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Mrs kitty – I too am in the position where I could dump Blighty and live in a more comfortable country for the rest of my time . I get nearer to it by the month – at the moment I commute each month …
        But when I return to londonistan I wonder ‘why?’ Even more … I feel I’d be admitting defeat – but the place is a horror now – it really is lost …. And who can say how it will ever improve …. ?

        BTW – Powell was obviously right – but I’d want to go deeper – who decided to import the third world say that windrush rabble and what came after ?

        I understand the treacherous origins of joining the Common Market at dumping the likes of Australia – that was traitor Heath and co …

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  50. popeye says:

    I hate the BBC with a passion BUT I have to admit that at last I have found an item which is at the very least fair to DJT:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68053918

    Of course I don ‘t think for a minute the Beeb could ever be considered impartial so I have to wonder why, at last, they would publish something actually considered “far right” (copyright every bleeding heart liberal on the payroll).

    Cynic that I am, I think it is so that they can refer to it as demonstrative of their “balance” though the fact that it is just one article amongst, literally, hundreds of left-leaning articles will be overlooked.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      March 2021 …. YOUR COMPLAINT:

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

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

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

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

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 

      ———-

      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

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