Midweek 7th February 2024

BBC still on full Royal duty to keep the ‘powers that be ‘ onside – they;l soon revert to hating Britain and the people who still pay the licence ….( hope it’s not you )

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490 Responses to Midweek 7th February 2024

  1. BRISSLES says:

    FIRST, CRICKEY !
    Lost for words….

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  2. Cooper_Man says:

    Congrats to Brissles.

    On the Beeb’s webshite today there’s a story about Rishi Washy saying that King Chuck’s cancer was ‘found early.’ One advantage of never having to rely on the NHS, I guess.

    One or two of you may remember me mentioning a few weeks back about my time in hospital over the New Year and my observations about the state of the NHS. Well, I’m slowly recovering, no thanks to my medical practice – who are bloody impossible to contact, and when you do have the good fortune to get answered, you still can’t see a GP (because, like me, they’re all sat at home doing nothing).

    Still haven’t seen one a month later, but the junior doctor who saw me was outstanding, absolutely no complaints about his consultation. It is rather galling though that the actual GP’s seemingly want no contact with their so-called patients.

    Again I have to ask the question – what are we paying for?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Cooper man – really glad you are recovering and wish you well – I pray so you can have one for free…. I just think it’s really sad that the NHS is a lottery – you get lucky with a professional junior doctor – but you might have easily got an imbicile – who can barely speeek the engleeeesh … good GP versus non existent GP …. I’ve suffered both ….

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      • G says:

        Fed,

        “….you get lucky with a professional junior doctor – but you might have easily got an imbicile – who can barely speeek the engleeeesh …”

        Yes, a few weeks ago same. But not a junior doc! A so-called “Consultant”, ‘Mr’ and all that. African. I had to finish off his sentences for him: Couldn’t bear to watch him struggling to find the words. Classic example of talking at you rather than talking to you. Welcome to the fresh and exploratory NHS.

        Ten years ago, these people would not get the job.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          G – yes – I too based that comment on a number of ‘encounters ‘ with (men ) purporting to be doctors ….. I haven’t had to deal with the medical mafia for a while ( thanks Lord) but next time I will be researching any one I have to deal with – I have no faith in them or their ‘health service ‘ and don’t think I ever will …

          Only money matters to them – any covering their bottom …

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Glad you’re on the mend Cooper man, and I can concur with your experience. At the start of my serious illness last year I managed to see a GP (after sitting outside on a camping chair with a hot water bottle on my lap waiting for the surgery to open); that was in April. I have NOT seen a GP. since. I have had outpatient care from the hospital in well spaced out appointments. It has since been realised that I had pneumonia and fluid by the lung. Thank God for my neighbours and friends that got me through it. No input at all from my surgery.

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    • taffman says:

      Cooper_Man
      “what are we paying for?”

      Illegals or ‘health tourists’ .

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    • MarkyMark says:

      As doctors down stethoscopes and walk out of hospitals in their ongoing strike for better pay and working conditions, the public might reasonably conclude that the NHS is underfunded.

      How, then, do we make sense of this week’s revelation that NHS England is set to open three new departments focusing on equality and diversity?

      Either there are insufficient funds to pay doctors and nurses a decent wage or there is money to splash out on rainbow lanyards and unconscious bias training. Both cannot be true at the same time.
      https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/has-the-nhs-forgotten-its-real-purpose/

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      • Scroblene says:

        Add to that the chaos concerning NHS dentistry!

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-68171171

        Unchallenged ‘facts’…

        Where does he get the sum of £400m from? The money tree he’s growing in his back garden?

        “Labour’s shadow health secretary Wes Streeting told BBC Breakfast the proposals are “temporary measures they hope can buy them time until after the election”.

        He said he wouldn’t criticise the idea of channelling extra money into areas worst served by NHS dentists, such as south-west and north-west England.

        But he added: “Not all of the problems in the NHS are about money, but with dentistry a lot of is about money. Last year there was a £400m underspend in the NHS dentistry budget. Can you believe it? With people struggling to get access to dentists and contract reform so desperately needed.”

        Blair started the rot as far back as 1999, crowing about ‘everyone being able to see a dentist’ and eventually admitted his utter failure eight years later!

        Now the stupid lot we have in government say they’re going to give twenty grand to any NHS dentist who sets up in ‘deprived areas’! Labour say they’ve nicked their idea, and so the merry-go-round of inefficiency, waste and confusion carries on squealing and grinding to an eventual halt!

        Who’d want to be an NHS dentist in Rochdale anyway…

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        • MarkyMark says:

          ““Not all of the problems in the NHS are about money,”

          ….

          What the £13bn debt write-off means for the NHS
          Developed in partnership with NHS Confederation
          September 2020

          https://www.health.org.uk/publications/reports/what-the-13bn-debt-write-off-means-for-the-nhs

          In April 2020, the Health Secretary announced that over £13bn of NHS debt would be written off and converted to public dividend capital (PDC). This was part of a wide range of financial measures the Government brought in for health and social care during the current pandemic.
          All the loans that are being written off are internal debts between NHS trusts and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). This means it is a transaction within the DHSC and does not change overall public borrowing. It is not a cash injection, and additional funding for COVID-19 will be provided to trusts through emergency and other funding rather than this write-off.

          internal debts between NHS trusts and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) = MONEY LAUDNERING?

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          • Doublethinker says:

            1.GPs are well over paid.
            2. There is a limit set by the GMC on the number of British GPs allowed to qualify each year.
            3. There are more female than male GPs

            GPs only need to work part time to earn a huge remuneration package , well over 100 k pa for part time. They are better paid then their counterparts in France and Germany.
            Women tend to take advantage of this because they want a family . Paradoxically, lower pay would mean they had to work longer hours to maintain their standard of living.
            The medical schools could train more but the GMC operates to keep the numbers low and remuneration high. They are over supplied with applicants, women get preferential treatment.

            I know this is the case because a friend is a retired GP who is appalled by what has happened to general practise in the last twenty years, repeatedly tells me so.
            Bevin said when he set up the NHS in 1948 that he stuffed the doctors mouths with gold to get to agree to it. Blair repeated this when he gave them new contracts . The medical profession has repaid him handsomely for giving them mountains of our taxes.

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    • moggiemoo says:

      My wife was diagnosed with a carcinoma before Christmas. The treatment she has had in the 2 local hospitals has so far been exceptional. And speedy.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Moggie – I hope your wife is recovering well and that you are both ok in the future . But my experience of their NHS has been as bad as it can be – including killing my dad – 76 ….a medical negligence case my family would not allow me to Pursue – the quack got out of that one ….

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  3. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    When Tucker interviews Vladimir Putin I hope they use one of the Putins which speaks English.

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  4. Zephir says:

    I went to the doctor and she told me I had to stop listening to The Monkees. I didn’t believe her at first,

    Then I saw her face..

    and she said “Hi, how are you?”, I said “I’m fine, thanks”, and she said “Well piss off then”.

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  5. Thoughtful says:

    Aside from the fact that Biden is a demented liability, can you imagine a situation in which the US would allow a Russian interviewer, even if they were critical of the Russian President, to interview the American President, and to allow the unedited footage to be shown live to the American public?

    The point here is that the US are not now and not for a long time, playing with a straight bat, and when the awkward questions are inevitably asked, would have to either expose the lies they’ve been telling, or maintain what would become an obvious lie.

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  6. Lucy Pevensey says:

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    • pugnazious says:

      Slimeball Bolton who is hardly an unbiased commentator. Why is the BBC interested in what we say? It ignores just about every complaint sent in officially so why would anything anyone says on Twitter or elsewhere suddenly be of interest?

      Bolton claims they have 20,000 employees and can’t monitor them….so, er, spend the £600,000 doing that and make sure the BBC is a safe place to work instead of a stasi-like monitoring of its audience.

      I imagine it will be a ‘Newcastle United’ job…they’ll hunt you down and then try and get you sacked or locked up for saying rude things about Nick Robinson & Co.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC MONITORING
      https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/72975/html/

      “It was established in 1939 to listen in on World War II propaganda broadcasts on behalf of the British government. Since then its remit has expanded to global coverage and BBCM has played an important role informing its customers about the Cold War, the collapse of communism, the Balkan wars, the Falklands war, the turmoil in the Middle East and other geopolitical events.”

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  7. JohnC says:

    Mike Freer: Man charged over threatening call made to MP
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-68218269

    Another simple WHOPPING lie by omission here from the BBC.

    All we get as background to this story is:
    ‘The MP for Finchley and Golders Green is to stand down at the next election over safety fears.’

    Here’s what the BBC don’t want us to know:

    ‘Mike Freer, said that “by the skin of my teeth I avoided being murdered” by Ali Harbi Ali, who went on to kill the Southend West MP Sir David Amess in 2021.’

    ‘Freer said he had also received threats from the group Muslims Against Crusades “about coming to stab me” and found “mock molotov cocktails on the office steps”.’

    ‘Freer, who has pro-Israel views and represents the constituency with the highest proportion of Jewish voters ..’

    Once again the very essence of democracy is being attacked with violence, intimidation and threats from the Left/Muslim alliance. An MP is being forced from office because of it.

    And the BBC don’t want us to know because it is all part of their own larger agenda.

    Unfortunately no picture of the BBC slime who wrote it as nobody put their name to this one.

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Can you imagine if it had been a brown MP getting similar ‘far-right’ threats?

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  8. harry142857 says:

    Lessons never learned.

    Not from the BBC.

    Reading terrorist handled with ‘woeful inadequacy’ by Home Office
    ____________________________________
    The Home Office dealt with triple killer Khairi Saadallah with “woeful inadequacy” before the Reading terror attack, an inquest has heard.
    The director of the Home Office’s Foreign National Offenders Returns Command (FNORC), Jane Sutton, said the quality of work and interactions with the Libyan refugee “fell below the standards that would have been expected”.

    Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, James Furlong and David Wails were murdered by Saadallah on June 20 2020 in Forbury Gardens.

    The inquest at the Old Bailey into their deaths heard the terrorist was “in limbo” for a number of years as his asylum application in the UK was refused, and he was also ineligible for deportation to Libya because of the country’s civil war.
    Two prison associates of Saadallah gave statements to the inquest in which both spoke of his desire to kill people and of his “obvious” mental health issues.
    Director of Prevent Michael Stewart, who also gave evidence on Monday (February 5), apologised to those affected by the attacks.

    Ms Sutton said there was no opportunity to deport Saadallah because of the civil war in Libya, but conceded some options were not considered, such as deporting him via a third country.

    Giving evidence to the inquest, she said: “There are a number of errors that were made throughout KS’ engagement with the Home Office and the immigration department and at times the quality of our work and interactions with him fell below the standards that would have been expected.
    Counsel to the inquest Nicholas Moss KC asked: “Did it, at times, fall well below the standard?”

    Ms Sutton replied: “Yes.”

    Mr Moss continued: “On multiple occasions?”

    Ms Sutton said: “Yes.”

    Continuing the questioning, the families’ legal representative, Peter Skelton KC, said some people would say there was “woeful inadequacy” in the way the Home Office dealt with Saadallah in the years leading up to the attack.
    said: “Is that a conclusion that is justified?”

    Ms Sutton responded: “Yes.”

    One of Saadallah’s associates in prison, Harley David Webb, gave a statement to the inquest in which he said: “He said he was going to body people, meaning he was going to kill people.

    “I can’t believe what has happened – I thought he was talking shit.

    “It was obvious that he had mental health issues.

    “Three weeks before his release his mental health got worse. About three weeks before his release, (Saadallah) was really messed up in his head.”

    Speaking about the comment Saadallah made about wanting to “body” people, Mr Webb said: “I didn’t know whether he meant people on the inside or the outside.

    “I remember asking him what was going on in his head, all he kept saying was he was going to body someone.”

    Another of Saadallah’s prison associates, Anthony Bloomfield, said he was once involved in a group discussion in February 2020 with other prisoners, including Saadallah, where “the subject of jihad was raised”.

    His statement read: “He said if he had the opportunity he would be one of the first people to start chopping people.

    “He said if he could get away with murder, he would.

    “From my understanding, [Saadallah] would do something if given the chance.”

    Director of Prevent Michael Stewart said he and his colleagues went to work in the Home Office to prevent attacks such as Forbury Gardens, but added: “We know that we will not always be able to do so, but that does not make us any less sorry for a case like this.”In January 2021, Saadallah was handed a whole-life sentence at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to three murders and three attempted murders.

    The inquest continues.
    __________________________________

    https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/24100082.reading-terrorist-handled-woeful-inadequacy-home-office/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      ““He said if he had the opportunity he would be one of the first people to start chopping people.” – ZERO SACKED.

      ….

      “She gives examples of children doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes, and told they would be next if they spoke to anyone. “Girls as young as 11 were raped by large numbers of male perpetrators.”26 Aug 2014”
      https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/26/rotherham-abuse-report-blatant-failures-of-care-system-condemned

      ….

      The police coroner’s officer Rebecca Gardner described the attack, “Emily was on her scooter playing. As she rode past a wooden bench, a female sat on the bench suddenly attacked Emily, stabbing her in the neck, causing catastrophic injury.

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      And yet my mate’s son targeted by these Prevent wanks because he attended a Britain First rally five years ago. Made a veiled threat about his young kids being taken into care. My mate followed them in his car and they drove to the nearest Costa afterwards and sat on their laptops drinking coffee and looking smug.

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  9. andyjsnape says:

    bbc promotion for private pensions:-

    Income needed to retire jumps as family costs rise
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68222807

    “The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) uses evidence from focus groups to make the estimates”

    A one sided promotion, quoting only the PLSA – imagine if GB News channel did that – then ofcom would hold them to account

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  10. andyjsnape says:

    Will voters unhappy with the Conservatives be attracted to Reform?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68171524

    Yes bbc, and don’t forget the useless Labour

    I sense a disliking by the likes of the bbc to Reform – but we know what the bbc likes, most people don’t take serious anyway. Look at the way they treatment and reported on Donald Trump.

    The 2 party system, going between labour and conservatives has had its day

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  11. Flotsam says:

    King Charles struck down by the big C…………….Camilla has a lot to answer for.

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  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Stuffing their mouths with gold edition

    Good old socialism, eh?

    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” – The principle refers to free access to and distribution of goods, capital and services. (Thank you, Wiki)

    Dentists to get £20,000 ‘golden hello’ to work in NHS crisis areas (Telegraph)

    Dentists to get £20k NHS bonus to treat most in need… The payment – dubbed a golden hello… But dental leaders say the measures do not go far enough. (BBC)

    Which reminds us: Nye Bevan said he had to “Stuff the doctors mouths with gold” to get them to accept the NHS. Are they still at it? It has never struck me as being a poorly paid profession, and has traditionally restricted the number qualifying to keep their value. (Quora)

    Calm down dears galore…

    Why I’m taking on the male podcasters Elizabeth Day (Times 2)

    ‘Barbie is not dressing for men’ Oscar winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (Guardian)

    Taylor Swift threatens to sue student who tracks her private jet… Jack Sweeney uses publicly available data to track the take-offs and landings of planes belonging to the wealthy and posts them one day later. The tracking amounts to “stalking”, Swift’s lawyers claim. (BBC)

    Daddy issues

    Sarah Vine: What my own deeply scarring relationship with my father tells me about what Harry AND Meghan urgently need to do (Daily Mail)

    Marina Hyde Hey, Hey, it’s the PopCons, the Tory tribute act to top them all (Guardian)

    Popcons to poppadoms…

    In political news from the third world poppadom republic: With rival Imran Khan banned from the election, Sharif is the frontrunner to become Pakistan’s prime minister for the fourth time… With Khan now behind bars, the stage appears set for a reversal of fortunes from the 2018 contest, when Sharif was battling legal cases… (FT)

    Meanwhile in political news from the first world bubblegum republic: Trump denied immunity in election interference case by federal judges (FT)

    All quiet about the eastern front?

    Mr AsI was searching the BBC online news tab War in Ukraine for an update on that rather detailed map they’ve had up for months. Can’t seem to find it this morning.

    Zelensky at risk as he threatens ‘reset’ with warring general tipped to become an opponent. Volodymyr Zelensky clashed with General Valery Zaluzhny after the top military commander said the war in Ukraine was at a stalemate. (Daily Express)

    Zelensky plotting purge in Ukraine in huge ‘reset’ after Zaluzhny takes shot at President. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky still hasn’t settled his feud with military commander Valeriy Zaluzhny, who was rumoured to have been sacked last week. (Daily Express)

    You say Zelensky, I say Zaluzhny, let’s call the whole thing off.

    Killer will be able to claim state benefits… Universal Credit payments of up to £360 a month… dininished responsibility (Telegraph)

    Lineker: I helped write my own BBC social media rules (‘i’)

    Goodness gracious me

    Rolex thefts in Mayfair worry India’s business elite as much as trade deals (FT) – has billionaire British prime minister Rishi Sunak been asked to comment?

    And on a similar theme we close with one of those hilarious jokey ‘and finally‘ reports…

    David Lammy, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, is in the Indian capital for talks on geopolitics and commerce… (FT)

    If the Indians ask him any difficult questions – can he say pass or phone a friend?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “David Lammy, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, is in the Indian capital for talks on geopolitics and commerce…”

      “India saved roughly $2.7 billion by importing discounted Russian oil in the first nine months of this year, according to calculations based on government data, helping it support economic growth and easing pressure on its trade deficit.8 Nov 2023”

      “India Enters an Unnecessary Coal Plant Permitting Spree in 2023”
      https://globalenergymonitor.org/report/india-enters-an-unnecessary-coal-plant-permitting-spree-in-2023/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Mr AsI was searching the BBC online news tab War in Ukraine for an update on that rather detailed map they’ve had up for months. Can’t seem to find it this morning.”

      Try this one .. https://liveuamap.com/
      https://israelpalestine.liveuamap.com/

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I laughed at the story about dentists being offered £20k to locate in a third world but of town … as I sat in the dentists ‘ waiting room ( private ) this morning – awaiting a complex and expensive ‘root treatment ‘.
      My dentists puts up a price list of treatments – as a result of looking at the costs a deduced that a £20k incentive would nt make a decent dentist have a moments’ thought about that .

      The market has been screwed up by both red and blue labour – the result ? ‘It is what it is “( whatever that means ) ….

      … I wish I was getting the free money £299 the blue labour is throwing at people – I’m afraid I’m not ‘entitled ‘ … I just pay the taxes …

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    Kids are stupid?

    “But now young voters appear to be charmed by the defence minister’s slick makeover. The fiery ex-special forces commander dogged by allegations of human rights abuses and disappearances has become a cute grandfather made for memes.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-68028295

    “young voters appear to be charmed” EASILY SWAYED? GULLIBLE?
    “human rights abuses and disappearances” OH DEAR.
    “cute grandfather made for memes” TIKTOK ADHD WORKS.

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    The rich people are now worried! HA HA HA HA

    “Rolex thefts in Mayfair worry India’s business elite as much as trade deals”
    https://www.ft.com/content/3467184a-23dc-427c-a1e8-0256b5f0f653

    Acid – no worries, NHS has new department to handle that
    FGM- no worries, NHS has new department to handle that
    Bombs on buses – don’t look in anger
    Watches – deploy the police!

    “While negotiators in London and New Delhi haggle over a bilateral trade deal, India’s business elite has been raising a very different concern: the fear of being mugged in Mayfair.”

    . . . .. . .. .

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37298803
    Air China magazine London race slur sparks anger
    Published
    7 September 2016

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    These claims made by Khan are unsurprisingly untrue: “One of London’s most polluted spots is inside your car,” “most air pollution deaths occur in Outer London,” and overstating ULEZ’s impact that it resulted in “almost a halving of levels of nitrogen dioxide”. Guido could have told you that months ago…

    Here’s one advert to watch out for – don’t be fooled by Khan’s propaganda.
    order-order.com

    . . . . ..

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    “While ASA ruled these ads were “misleading” and “unsubstantiated”, the ads are not banned from future use, though TfL’s future Ulez ads will have to include the data sources for claims on its effectiveness.”

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  16. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/bethrigby/status/1755148799368904986?s=61
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    Hopefully a bigger audience than the lads.

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    https://www.newsweek.com/best-hospitals-2020/united-kingdom

    https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1568888/worlds-best-hospital-2020.jpg?w=1310&q=95&f=b20f73c0fbb051c21042db029c2c930b

    Since its founding in February 1933, Newsweek has reported on advances in medicine, science and the search for good health—and good care. We know that dealing with a health crisis or a worrisome diagnosis, whether for yourself or a family member, can be overwhelming, and that knowing where to turn can lessen the stress.

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  18. MarkyMark says:

    Enshrined in law. But, in response to further questions from this newspaper, the body admitted that its original recommendations in 2019 about the feasibility of meeting the 2050 net zero target, were also based on just one year’s worth of weather data.20 Jan 2024

    95eefe8f-6904-42fc-b582-4552b2870256-ede675e7-6fbf-4e29-b8ca-1287fdac8ea6
    found on order-order.com

    Gore’s climate film has scientific errors – judge
    This article is more than 16 years old
    · Court rules documentary can be shown in schools
    · Presentation is ‘broadly accurate’ but lacks balance

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/oct/11/climatechange

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    • MarkyMark says:

      David Lammy to shout at India?!

      “As per its last update (dated November 15, 2022), the CAT gives India’s climate actions an overall rating of “highly insufficient”, indicating that India’s climate policies and commitments are not consistent with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature limit. It cites several reasons for this rating.24 Jun 2023”

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  19. andyjsnape says:

    Actress Gina Carano sues Disney and Lucasfilm with Elon Musk’s help
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68223906

    “During that time, she frequently tangled online with left-wingers”

    Left wingers?

    and yes bbc, we know you dont like Elon Musk

    Impartial my r’s

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  20. tomo says:

    well, it’s coincidence…

    Rumble this morning

    7th-Feb-2024.jpg

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    • micknotmike says:

      Morning Tomo,
      Down here too. I was watching Redacted on Rumble last night and it was fine. Tech question, if I invest in a vpn package can it scoot round this sort of sinister development? Odysee is still up, funnily enough.

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      • tomo says:

        micknotmike

        VPN likely won’t help I reckon. If I remember correctly Rumble use CloudFlare services to manage their connections to the web and while their free speech credentials are touted – I have seen claims that they aren’t as independent as it says on the tin…

        Common sense really if you’s the blob. trying to regulate the dissemination of wrong ideas to the peons.

        Elsewhere, there seems to be an extraordinary effort in play to mute reporting of the huge Microsoft data breach which surfaced last week after the perps spent 2 months apparently roaming and ransacking inside Microsoft’s cloud services computers globally…

        The implications of *all* Microsoft cloud user logins and data being stolen (or just accessible) by a “state actor” likely have people’s hair on fire in all sorts of places – the share price would crash…

        Tumbleweed in the trade press but The Register did run this: https://www.theregister.com/2024/02/05/opinion_column/?td=rt-3a

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “The Bill is a piece of legislation that comes under the guise of being predominantly for the safety of children in an attempt to protect them from online grooming and abuse and also to limit the reach of terrorist propaganda.

      This, however, is a propaganda technique known as card-stacking. The government has presented something everyone can agree upon—child abuse is evil and children need protecting—in order to induce people, including our representatives in Parliament, to believe that the legislation is necessary.”

      . . . . . .

      2019 … “lawfully sacked for writing tweets which criticised government policies.” {bbc.co.uk aug2019} – the death of freedom of speech.

      1765 …. **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one ’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.** They may use a pen or their voice, and should not be prevented from writing any more than speaking …That is the law in England, a monarchical country, where people are freer than elsewhere because they are more enlightened. – Voltaire, Republican Ideas, 1765

      2018 … In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY – UK South Yorkshire Police, 2018

      1765 … **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.**

      2018 … **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2019/08/06/midweek-open-thread-7-august-2019/#comment-1005370

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  21. MarkyMark says:

    2016 … THE SHAMI CHAKRABARTI INQUIRY –
    “The Labour Party is not overrun by antisemitism, Islamophobia or other forms of racism.”
    20. The Party should increase the ethnic diversity of its staff.

    2023 … “The EHRC launched its inquiry in May 2019, after receiving complaints about antisemitism within the party.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-65102128
    It found Labour had breached the Equality Act by failing to provide adequate training for staff dealing with allegations, and because of “political interference” from Mr Corbyn’s office in the handling of those complaints.”

    . . . . .

    Click to access Chakrabarti-Inquiry-Report-30June16.pdf

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  22. BRISSLES says:

    Can I suggest MarkyMark is given his own Forum ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Sorry – bit of a rant – stopping now.
      Seems we are in a MAD world where liars can lie and get paid for it and never stop – what is going to happen?

      A King who loves the NHS and does not use it.
      A Prime Minister who wants a green card to live in a different country.
      An opposition leader who says men can have a cervix.
      An opposition leader who ignore the Horizon scandal and still has a job.
      A Scottish MP who deletes evidence and cries and carries on.
      An MP who sends death to old peoples homes and then goes into the jungle for £300K and everyone loves him.

      “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Marky – fair points … I heard Eddie davey being ‘interviewed ‘ by – I think – the bee lady – thus getting the easiest of times ….

        Mr davey clearly decided no one was interested in the sun post masters being banged up so he could care less also – he’d be much happier talking ethnic or green crap …. The liberals should keep him on to remind the public what happens when any of those idiots get near power …

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      • Doublethinker says:

        An opposition leader who oversaw industrial scale rape by Muslims when he was DPP.

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  23. Dickie says:

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  24. tomo says:

    Business as usual

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  25. tomo says:

    The little Khant’s minions lied, apparently

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said claims made by Transport for London (TfL), which runs Ulez, that levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) had reduced by almost half as a result of the scheme were not based on measurements of air quality taken before and after it was implemented, as listeners of the radio ad might expect.

    shocked

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  26. digg says:

    Climate groups not diverse enough say the BBC….

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-63661594

    Is there no bloody end to this constant dribble of ridiculous stirring and yapping on and on.

    What’s next….too many homes with white painted ceilings?

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  27. tomo says:

    I’m seeing that failing broadcasters are trying to portray the Internet as the new airwaves and that BBC license should be paid by everybody who connects to the Internet.

    This MUST be resisted

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  28. Eddy Booth says:

    Not a bad look at Avdiivka , where the heaviest fighting in Ukraine currently is.
    Many, more technical channels on YouTube, but they tend to be biased one way or the other.

    “Worse Than Bakhmut – The Truth Of Avdiivka ; UA In Africa – Ukraine War Map Analysis & News
    Willy OAM”

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  29. vlad says:

    As we know, the BBC adores islam.
    Over on GB News, however, Patrick Christys is not so sure.
    He’s worried that Muslims are mobilising, uniting and organising to become a real force in British politics.
    And I don’t think he means a force for good.

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    • Guest Who says:

      The various posts from growing pockets of Muslim (and opportunistic black) dominance to white (and black) Labour telling them to get in line or else suggest something is awry.

      ‘The party of the working class’ is already massively infiltrated from within, and under pressure from a near exclusively woke, Islamaphilic beyond credulity media from without. Look at the BBC.

      It was bizarre if unsurprising today to see a gay shadow minister standing in Bristol being filmed by the BBC gobbing off about dentists (which Blair screwed up along with much else) whilst behind was a massive daytime queue of Blair imports who would string him up once in the majority.

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Strangely – Obama’s crew are allowing Biden to do press conferences – the clip I saw of Biden describing an islamic terrorist group current fighting Israel as ‘ the opposition ‘ sum him up …
    The ‘opposition ‘ by the way – is Hamas – and a journalist prompted Biden on this ……

    I didn’t watch the conference – but there seemed ‘respectful silence ‘ from the democrat msm – perhaps they’ve been told that people with dementia don’t like loud or sudden noises -….

    …which makes me wonder how Obama is going to prevent those gladiatorial shows between Biden and President Trump ?
    Maybe Obama which put up another political trial and get president trump banged up – Epstein style …..

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  31. vlad says:

    Following on from Christys’ warning about islam (above), it might be timely to remind ourselves of the 4 stages of islamic conquest.

    We are clearly past STAGE 1: INFILTRATION, and well into STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER.

    How many of these characteristics do we recognise?

    STAGE 1: INFILTRATION

    Muslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle.

    First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country.
    Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society.
    Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’).
    High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population.
    Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture.
    Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime.
    Threatened legal action for perceived discrimination.
    Offers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims.

    STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER

    Muslim immigrants and host country converts continue demands for accommodation in employment, education, social services, financing and courts.

    Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cells.
    Efforts to convert alienated segments of the population to Islam.
    Revisionist efforts to Islamize history.
    Efforts to destroy historic evidence that reveal true Islamism.
    Increased anti-western propaganda and psychological warfare.
    Efforts to recruit allies who share similar goals (communists, anarchists).
    Attempts to indoctrinate children to Islamist viewpoint.
    Increased efforts to intimidate, silence and eliminate non-Muslims.
    Efforts to introduce blasphemy and hate laws in order to silence critics.
    Continued focus on enlarging Muslim population by increasing Muslim births and immigration.
    Use of charities to recruit supporters and fund jihad.
    Covert efforts to bring about the destruction of host society from within.
    Development of Muslim political base in non-Muslim host society.
    Islamic Financial networks fund political growth, acquisition of land.
    Highly visible assassination of critics aimed to intimidate opposition.
    Tolerance of non-Muslims diminishes.
    Greater demands to adopt strict Islamic conduct.
    Clandestine amassing of weapons and explosives in hidden locations.
    Overt disregard/rejection of non-Muslim society’s legal system, culture.
    Efforts to undermine and destroy power base of non-Muslim religions including and especially Jews and Christians.

    Stages 3 and 4 here: https://civilusdefendus.com/2010/01/10/4-stages-of-islamic-conquest/

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  32. Terminal Moraine says:

    Evidence the White House pressured Amazon into hiding books that countered the official C19 narrative:

    ———————
    “Internal docs subpoenaed by @JudiciaryGOP & @Weaponization indicate that @amazon
    bowed down to Biden White House pressure to censor BOOKS.”
    ———
    “Initially, Amazon decided to hold off on ‘doing a manual intervention’ to censor books. Why? Not out of any commitment to free speech, but because doing so would be “too visible” to the American public and likely to spur criticism from conservative media.”
    ———————

    https://x.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1754637204146581783?s=20

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  33. Althepalerp says:

    World population now over 8 Billion, and increasing rapidly.
    White people in the world is 800m, so 10% and decreasing.
    50 Years ago whites made up 18%
    50 years time whites will be 5%
    Hate to think what is will be in 200 years.

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    • G says:

      Don’t worry. We won’t be around then but we do know that, the less whiteys there are the more intractable savages there will be. 200years? The savages will have taken over by then and in-between whiles, totally destroyed the world.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      23 years old ….

      This article is more than 23 years old

      The last days of a white world

      This article is more than 23 years old

      We are near a global watershed – a time when white people will not be in the majority in the developed world, Britain included. Anthony Browne reports

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/sep/03/race.world

      . . . . .

      When Britain becomes “majority minority”
      If current immigration levels continue, white Britons will be in a minority in the UK in little more than 50 years—within the lifespan of most young adults alive today
      By David Coleman
      November 17, 2010
      https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/essays/54708/when-britain-becomes-majority-minority

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  34. Terminal Moraine says:

    While the US debates the border security bill that would allow a minimum of 5000 illegal migrants in per day, leader of the Senate Chuck Schumer gives the game away:

    “We’re short of workers […] the only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants […] our ultimate goal is to help the dreamers but get a path to citizenship to all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here.”

    https://x.com/MilaLovesJoe/status/1754521864305877080?s=20

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    • Guest Who says:

      But… are they working?

      Few on the marches or in the queues during daytime appear to by doing much except draw benefits.

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    • tomo says:

      Schumer, the man who converses with empty chairs … would know anything about shortages of workers ?

      The US “parliament” is as bad as Westminster.

      The swine just wants to keep his nose in the trough and his sticky hands on other peoples wallets.

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  35. Jeff says:

    There’s a famous quote from the LP Hartley book, The Go Between, that we’re all familiar with; “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” I think we all know what he means, but…

    Last week there was an horrendous acid attack in Lessar Avenue, Clapham, south London. About twenty years ago I used to be very familiar with this little well to do backstreet and knew a lot of the people. It was quiet and civilised and it would have been beyond belief that such a monstrous event could occur there. Of course, twenty years is a long time.

    What is certainly beyond my comprehension is how this third world, Muslim psychopath managed to gain “legitimate” entry to my country. I mean, he comes here illegally, he’s twice denied citizenship, he sexually assaults at least one woman and “converts to Christianity” (the biggest con in the book) and is accepted. WTF?

    I just don’t recognise any of our institutions any more. The National Trust, English Heritage, The British Museum, the police, church and the dire BBC have all fallen. They blather about BLM, slavery, and trans issues, while denigrating our history and the very people that actually fund them and whom they are supposed to represent. They’re no more than posh and parasitic fifth columnists as far as I’m concerned.

    The other evening on the appalling Newsnight, Kirsty What’s Her Face was interviewing a gaggle of gormless female politicians. Honestly, they didn’t have a working braincell between them. They waffled about “misogyny”, “micro-aggressions” and any number of puerile, trendy sound bites they could muster. What was absolutely clear though, was that this attack had NOTHING whatsoever to do with our failed asylum system or Islam. These people just won’t accept the truth…If you listened to our gutless parliamentarians, you’d believe that David Amiss was murdered by a malicious Tweet, not a militant Muzzie.

    You know, I rather disagree with LP Hartley. I don’t think the past is a foreign country. I feel much more at home there than I do here, in modern Blighty. It’s a place I recognise and called “home”. It’s the present that’s foreign.

    And the future looks bloody terrifying…

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Identify the immigration judge at his tribunal then publish the judges photo and deport him.

      For Defence of the Realm.

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  36. pugnazious says:

    Dope Springs eternal as Marianna, a bit like Greta Thunberg, miraculously and against all common sense remains on air spinning her fabulous creations that defy true scrutiny and logic….no irony that her programmes about conspiracy theories are themselves some of the biggest conspiracy theories out there.

    Today she was looking at the ‘conspiracy theories’ about the mass shooting in LA. There undoubtedly are some questions worth asking about that….but she dismissed it all as, of course, mad conspiracy theory…and dangerous to boot.

    One thing she said stuck out…that ‘citizen journalists’ get things wrong and that’s dangerous. This of course is getting to the real heart of the matter, why the BBC constantly tries to ramp up the dangers of social media and independent, citizen journalists and the democratization of information…it doesn’t like the competition…we know that they considered themselves the Gods of news, they owned the news, they owned the narrative…and they want it back.

    But, erm, doesn’t the likes of the BBC get it wrong, all the time? The list is very, very long…but one example of mainstream journalism being very, very dangerous is the god-like Jonathan Dimbleby whose reporting from Ethiopia in 1973 was the catalyst for a savage civil war that killed 100,000 people and caused devastation, misery and chaos.

    Here’s what a critic says of Dimbleby’s misleading reports…

    ‘The biggest problem with Western reporting on Ethiopia is nobody ever learns a damn thing.

    Take two of the worst examples when journalism had a direct impact on events in the country. In 1973, when Jonathan Dimbleby covered the Wollo famine with a British TV crew, he mixed the horrors of skeletal starving victims with shots of Emperor Haile Selassie at a state banquet in the palace. How subtle. The contrast naturally sparked disgust in Europe and stirred more resentment among student radicals in Addis.

    Except the shots were misleading. The explorer Wilfred Thesiger knew the monarch personally, and he pointed out in his memoir that the banquet had been for a state visit by the president of Sudan, and “as all who were acquainted with him knew, Haile Selassie was personally very abstentious. I remember Princess Ruth, while dining with the Mansfields, remarking, ‘It’s a pleasant change to have a meal like this. You don’t know how simple and monotonous our food is in the palace.’”’

    Dimbleby himself admits his reporting caused a war…

    I STOOD in the Central Jail in Addis Ababa surrounded by its 640 inmates, all accused of heinous crimes against humanity. One of them pointed at me, saying: “If we are guilty of genocide, Dimbleby, then you should be here with us.” It was a disconcerting moment.

    Twenty five years ago, in 1973, I was responsible for an ITV film called The Unknown Famine which exposed Ethiopia as a crumbling empire stricken by mass starvation. Within Ethiopia the film aroused shame and anger. As a direct result, The Unknown Famine became the catalyst for the overthrow of a feudal emperor in favour of that gruesome dictatorship which soon became synonymous with the name of Mengistu.

    Against that background, a group of dissident army officers instigated a creeping coup against the emperor’s faltering regime…they contrived to obtain a copy of The Unknown Famine …Retitled The Hidden Hunger, this film noir was shown round the clock on Ethiopian television to coincide with the day that they finally summoned the nerve to seize the Emperor himself.

    As propaganda, The Hidden Hunger had precisely the required effect. Not only the armed forces, but – with few exceptions – the peasants, the urban middle class, and the students gave enthusiastic support to a military dictatorship that promised to wage war on capitalism and imperialism and to liberate the toiling masses from the yoke of feudalism….Tens of thousands of young people, intoxicated by the televisual imagery of starvation and the rhetoric of revolution, signed up for Mengistu’s cause and, without a second thought, became footsoldiers for genocide. Within five years the “red terror” – as the slaughter was officially known – accounted for at least 100,000 lives.’

    Of course today you might make a comparison with the BBC’s reporting from Gaza and the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic lies being spread about that.

    The mainstream media is far more powerful, influential and dangerous than any ‘citizen journalist’ in their backbedroom waging war on the woke or whatever….and the BBC is one of the worst. The most dangerous organisation in Britain today.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/feeding-on-ethiopia-s-famine-1189980.html

    https://jeffpearce.medium.com/ethiopia-lets-start-fixing-western-news-coverage-d656838a5f90

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  37. micknotmike says:

    Afternoon all,
    Quick note, I’m in the UK and Rumble is back up over here.

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  38. pugnazious says:

    The BBC really is going for it….three series of programmes all about social media, conspiracy theories and almost exclusively the Far-Right and associates….and it’s all from one perspective….the BBC’s. The BBC gets to decide what is good and what is bad…the Left defending ‘Cable Street’ against Fascists are heroes whilst people in a town defending themselves against Antifa and making a mistake are far-right, white supremacist red-neck conspiracy theorists whilst Antifa is a saintly group of caring citizens fighting injustice and nazis…of course they are…

    Just remember plenty of Antifa members have been prosecuted as ‘domestic terrorists’…but oddly the BBC just doesn’t care…it’s a mob of unarmed ‘tourists’ wondering around the Capitol that the BBC wants you to think was the biggest threat to democracy ever.

    Here’s The Gatekeepers…about tech companies, social media and narrative control. I haven’t listened to this but is the BBC really concerned about the Big Tech companies cancelling you for your views….especially if you’re on the Right? Just look how they ignored a Newcasle fan being cancelled by the club for her personal views on trans. I suspect the programme will somehow be twisted to accuse Big Tech of not clamping down enough on the Right but too much silencing of the Left.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001w206

    Here’s Things Fell Apart…..almost exclusively targeted at the Right.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0011cpr/episodes/player

    And Marinna Spring….Why Do You Hate Me?….which is the usual weirdness.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0011cpr/episodes/player

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  39. andyjsnape says:

    Radio 2 spin-off among four new stations planned by BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68226389

    4 new radio stations? Why already too many stations and channels, and why 21,000 staff

    Downsize

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  40. Fedup2 says:

    World at one – tricky subject – an apologies in advance – child mental health – and the lack of NHS resources – they spent 20 minutes on this .
    The numbers thrown around are staggering – 1 million ? Refereed for assessment – 500 000 ? On a waiting list for mental health care …. ? Resources resources ….

    Lady Brooke didn’t even bother with the NHS dental stuff – straight to mental stuff

    And during this she just threw out a line about ‘the need ‘ to regulate social media – as though that is a direct cause .

    As I listened I wondered if any kid is ‘normal – healthy ‘ – are they all on the ‘vulnerable gig ‘ the BBC loves so much ? I don’t get it ….
    Are other countries affected in the same way ? Or is it because those kids are blasted with mad messaging from the BBC for the moment they are put in front of CBBCs?

    Male suicide was mentioned in passing – but focused on a 15 year old boy who ended it – with his older brother speaking about him . As I listened l thought he sounded more than ‘troubled ‘ too …

    But as usual – it’s the bbc / medical mafia calling for more resources – which translates into higher taxes from victims like me ….

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  41. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I see Gary Glitter has to stay locked up.

    He’s missing a trick.
    He should convert to the bbbc’s favourite religion and he’ll be out before you can say “Paul Gadd”

    It will be easy to do as you just say it and you’re converted, just like that (it seems)
    As he is only a Christian he counts for nothing and is at the very bottom of the hierarchy.

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  42. Fedup2 says:

    Much self pleasuring at the BBC over a west African woman chef getting a Michelin star … whoopy do – but why is she the first ? Why not more ? Are the Michelin people racist ? Public inquiry ….. compensation …… I’m tired of this …( pun there – see it )

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  43. MarkyMark says:

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  44. vlad says:

    The BBC, the msm and the police are scratching their heads in bewilderment over the mysterious disappearance of acid-attacker Abdul Ezedi.

    As a concerned citizen, perhaps I can be of help: how about hunting for him in the muslim community?
    A survey has shown that 66% of muslims would not shop one of their own to the police, even if he was preparing a terror attack.
    Let that sink in: 2 out of 3!
    And that’s just those who admit to it. It’s a safe bet that many more think the same but are too sly to say so to some kafir conducting a poll.
    After all, they’ve had 14 centuries to practise Taqiyya, or religious deception.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/659913/two-in-three-British-Muslims-would-NOT-give-police-terror-tip-offs

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    • moggiemoo says:

      I’m not a Muslim but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t either. It’s likely the police would arrest me for racism if I did.

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  45. Dickie says:

    EU scumbags

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  46. MarkyMark says:

    “Immigration accounted for 57 per cent of this population growth between mid-2001 to mid-2009”
    https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/essays/54708/when-britain-becomes-majority-minority

    …..

    Thanks to Tony Blair’s leadership, a healthy economy and a poor showing by the Conservative Party, Labour won the 2001 general election with another landslide, with 167 seats.

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  47. MarkyMark says:

    Foreword by the Prime Minister

    Our country faces profound challenges at home and abroad. People face rising prices, and families are feeling the squeeze. So it is incumbent on everyone, at every level of this government, to work like never before to deliver for the British people.

    First and foremost, we will ensure economic stability, bringing compassion and fairness to the challenges we face.
    We will deliver on the promise of the 2019 manifesto: strengthening the NHS, investing in schools, and controlling our borders. We will level up across the entire country. And we will embrace the opportunities of Brexit, building an economy where innovative businesses can invest and create jobs.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-code/ministerial-code

    We will work day and night to deliver this. And as we go about our tasks, we will uphold the Principles of Public Life, ensuring integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level.

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