526 Responses to Midweek 21st February 2024

  1. Scroblene says:


    Just been up to tuck in the Senora, who is going to be just fine – I’m the male nurse, not like the nurse in ‘One flew over the cuckoo’s nest’!

    You Gals and Guys have been very supportive during this ‘foray of the nasties’, and I thank you all!

    Fed has this uncanny way of signalling a new post, and of course, he will be richly rewarded via some sort of on-line wine company or maybe a OBE – depending on what he asks me to do…


    • Deborah says:

      I had been wondering how Senora is, pleased to read you are making a fine nurse.

      I am horrified at the statement from our future king. When was he supposed to get involved in Middle Eastern politics? Watching Meyhar Tousi reporting from the large Pro Hamas demonstrations, doesn’t the prince realise how isolated the Jewish community of the United Kingdom is feeling and the horror that many uk citizens feel about the disrespect for war memorials etc being shown by the Far Left and recent arrivals. I think the future king has done himself and the royal family a diservice.


      • Jeff says:

        I’m afraid that our future king is a complete dipstick. The one thing our royal family should never do…and something our late queen was always meticulous about…was getting involved in politics. Particularly something as flammable as the middle east.

        Hundreds of thousands of Hamas supporters parading their bile through the streets of our major cities and this cretin sticks his silver spoon in. What on Earth can our Jewish community be thinking?

        Harry should have been christened wally. He’s an embarrassment.

        Like father like son…


        • Zelazek says:

          Couldn’t agree more, Jeff.

          William is not there to voice opinions on political matters. His role is to support the monarch in representing the nation in constitutional and ceremonial matters and being a focus for our national identity. Political opinions from such a figure are highly improper. He doesn’t seem to understand his role.

          Political statements from royals never do anything except alienate half the population. But this piece of wishy-washy virtue-signalling probably alienates everybody.

          He is self-important enough to think that a banal expression of his “deep concern” and emotional woke guff about being “deeply moved as a father” will be regarded as sage advice and be warmly welcomed by all involved in the Middle East conflict.

          He doesn’t understand the conflict. Until you understand that Islam’s intolerance of Jews is at the root of this unending problem, you don’t understand the conflict. But even if he did understand the conflict, his job is not to express opinions but to shut up.

          He’s a twit.


      • Thoughtful says:

        I could ask the same question of Netanyahu Deborah, but I know the only thing he cares about is his own money and the corruption case he and his wife are facing. As soon as the war is over both of them will appear in court and it looks as certain as law ever does both will be found guilty and sentenced to prison time.

        Of course he is going to keep the war going as long as he possibly can and he cares nothing for Jews in or outwith Israel.

        I am a supporter of the state of Israel, but along with many Israelis I feel horrified by what Netanyahu is doing, and please note I try to make a distinction between him and the country Israel.


        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          PM Netanyahu is politically persecuted in Israel. President Trump is politically persecuted in The USA in much the same way. They are both imperfect men but better than any that have emerged to take the UK reins. World leadership is being shaken.

          I will keep both of them in my prayers. And pray for someone better for ourselves.


          • Deborah says:

            Thanks Lucy, your post was similar to what I was going to post. Trump and Netanyahu are very similar, that is that the Left wing press, including the BBC, don’t let us know the truth about them to form our own opinion. If I had a vote in America, I would vote for Trump but purely because I hate the MSM so much. If I was able to get the truth, I might be less keen (or more so). I feel it is the same about Netanyahu, we are not allowed the truth. Remember those demonstrations in Israel last summer? They were all the woke Left, the academics, the kibbutzniks, the ones dancing at all night peace raves in the dessert. When you read hostages’ relative’s critical of Netanyahu, remember they would have been critical before October 7th. My cousin’s children have had a serious talk with their father. If they get taken, so be it. They don’t want giving into Hamas.on their behalf.


          • Thoughtful says:

            There’s a massive difference between the two! Trump enjoys massive support and is certainly politically persecuted, Netanyau is the opposite with only a few extreme right wing Eastern European Jews supporting him with some pretty unpleasant views.


        • Doublethinker says:

          Do you have suggestions as to how Netanyahu and Israel could have responded to the Hamas atrocity other than by trying to root them out of Gaza?


          • Fedup2 says:

            I know politicians are pretty amoral but I find it difficult to believe that Bibi would have “allowed’
            Unhamas to slaughter fellow Israelis …. But the motive to me seemed to be to derail any agreements between more Arab countries – following on from those by Trump as well as trying to get other states to fight Israel – which is ongoing .

            Could Israel have done anything else ? Apart from really flattening Gaza and the West Bank – including the Palestinian unhamas supporters ? No


          • Thoughtful says:

            Yes absolutely I do, and I take the line taken by those with military experience of real life conflicts both American and Russian, because both have said the same thing.

            Firstly you don’t cut off food and water, they are lifes essentials and you don’t set yourself up to be taken to the international criminal court where Israel lost.

            You don’t level every building in a city not for any humanitarian reason, but because it makes the fighting much more difficult, and probably accounts for why Israel is losing in Gaza (haven’t told you that in the media have they?)

            You don’t allow your soldiers to carry out atrocities and then try to justify them to the world as being perfectly OK when the world can see they are nothing of the sort.

            You use smart weapons (if the US has any left) and not dumb bombs, and you certainly don’t strike a refugee camp because you ‘believe’ a Hamas commander is there, kill hundreds, and then find later that he never was !

            From the IDF reports, they have only found less than a quarter of the tunnels Hamas are hiding in.

            The terribly poor strategy of the IDF has resulted in international outrage, and as a result of how they have prosecuted the war they have had to send more than half the forces to the North in case Hezbollah attack there.
            If the IDF had been a little more ‘careful’ about how it went about attacking Gaza then this would never have happened.

            Here is a video quoting an ex IDF chief of staff who claims that Israel has lost the war against Hamas as a direct consequence of the way Netanyahu has chosen to fight it.

            It’s far worse than that though, because Israel lost the PR war as well and now the world is looking at Israel as some kind of terror state with a bloodthirsty military and little care for human life.

            It couldn’t actually be worse, save for a total anihilation of the IDF and Hamas invading Israel itself again.

            But stop thinking about the now, think about tomorrow, because somehow after the Israelis have dethroned Netanyahu who has basically seized power in a coup d’etat, they have to rebuild relations with the rest of the world and their neighbours. Those relations were quite good prior to this Netayahu has destroyed all of that.

            Israel also has to come to terms with the fact that it is not the power it once was, nor is its bully boy protector the USA. The USA is bankrupt, and the next recession might well see a proper debt crisis. If America cannot finance Israel it’s game over.


            • Doublethinker says:

              Well there is no doubt that Israel lost the PR war in your case.
              The ICC was always going to find against Israel and I’m sure that was factored into the decision to launch a retaliatory attack on Hamas

              Israel is killing plenty of Hamas terrorists and is thoroughly disrupting the tunnel network . By the way unless you know how many tunnels there are how do you know that only 25% have been destroyed? No doubt Israeli assassination squads will soon be dealing with Hamas leaders holed up in other Arab countries.

              Israel tries to minimise civilian casualties which is very very difficult when Hamas uses them as human shields. Israel warns people to clear the area well before the attacks but Hamas won’t let them leave. This is in marked contrast to Hamas who tried to maximise Israeli civilian deaths and want as many Palestinian casualties as possible for the PR war.

              Part of the Iranian plan to attack Israel with their proxy’s and so disrupt the Abraham accords was to get Israel involved in Gaza against Hamas and then attack in the north with Hezbollah from Lebanon . The Israeli have planned for this eventuality and already launched some pre emtive attacks against Hezbollah.

              Your comments re Netanyahu are for the Israelis to decide upon after they have sorted out Hamas, Hezbollah and signed off the Abraham accords. This will further expose Iran as the warmonger it is.


              • Thoughtful says:

                With regard to the first sentence, here is an echo chamber where almost everyone shares similar opinions, however if you visit that hotbed of left wing reactionary comment, the Daily Mail you will find that there is more sympathy for my point of view despite the papers overall stance of kill every last one of ’em.

                Perhaps you should visit a few more comment boards and check the general feeling out there.


                • Doublethinker says:

                  I do not regard the ‘general feelings’ on any topic as being necessarily correct . Those feelings are too easily manipulated .
                  Basically if my country was being attacked and rocketed for years on end and then brutally attacked by terrorists killing over a thousand of my compatriots in horrible ways I would want my government to retaliate in order to deter any repetition and the ICC, UN , world opinion etc could go to hell.
                  When dealing with a war against naked terror proportionality is a redundant concept . This is about the survival and safety of Israel and Israeli citizens and therefore all options are on the table.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Scrobs, glad to hear Senora Scrobs is doing well. Male nurse eh ? I hope you are like the Tony Curtis character of Cpl Jackson – nurse extraordinaire, in Gregory Pecks, Captain Newman MD – that would bring a smile to her face 😀


    • JohnC says:

      Just for a joke to cheer you up Scrobs, I looked for a picture of a male nurse to see if anything funny came up. I simply searched google for ‘male nurse’ and clicked to see ‘images’.

      Of 36 images, 28 contained pictures of BAME nurses and all the white ones looked like male models.

      So as this is a BBC related forum, I chose one I thought the BBC would use if they did an article :


      Best wishes for the missus.


      • Scroblene says:

        Thank you, Brissles and John!

        First, I’ll check the Tony Curtis piece, then I’ll go for the Marmite jar to start to look like the image…


  2. JohnC says:

    Trailing in South Carolina primary, Nikki Haley says she won’t quit

    I read this for one reason : to see if the BBC allude to the very obvious fact that Hayley is staying in the race for one single reason : to get the job if the Democrats manage to take Trump out of the race.

    And of course they don’t go anywhere near it. Instead they are giving her far, far more coverage than they are giving Trump because they can print bad things about him through her mouth.

    This is supposed to be about her. Look what the BBC choose to quote:

    ‘And the former UN Ambassador who served under Mr Trump continued to sharpen her critiques of her former boss, calling him a “disaster”, and assessing that he is “more unstable and more unhinged” than he was in during his first turn in the White House.’

    UN Ambassador. Excuse me while I laugh. Trump knew the UN was a huge waste of money and putting her there as ‘ambassador’ shows he knew what she was good for.

    ‘”We don’t anoint kings in this country,” she added. “We have elections and Donald Trump of all people should know, we don’t rig elections.’
    What a stupid statement.

    What will be great to watch is if Trump wins and these monumental hypocrites try to say HE cheated. And you can be sure the riots on the streets will be ‘mostly peaceful’. Because there will be riots.

    And of course the BBC edit together a video to make her look as good as they possibly can. Just as they do for Biden to remove his mental ‘moments’. Something the would never do for Trump.

    I truly despise everything the BBC stands for now.


    • Cooper_Man says:

      President Trump had a very good reason to offer the UN job to Haley – for it meant that Henry McMaster, a strong Trump ally, would become Governor of South Carolina – a position he still holds.

      In other news, I see that Biden fell up the stairs of Air Force One again today – something you definitely won’t see on the BBC.


    • Doublethinker says:

      If Trump is a candidate in November he has a very good chance of winning. The consequences of his victory are going to mean prison for some very powerful people and the complete unravelling of the neo liberal project in the USA and a severe set back for it world wide and a boost for populism and democracy everywhere.
      The threat of these consequences are going to drive the international global neo liberal elite to do anything to stop Trump. I’m sure that they will have several other insurance policies lined up ready to go each more severe and higher risk than the one before it.The ultimate sanction will be ready , be it a bomb , gun, poison , crash , illness . Putin will admire their ruthlessness.
      But if the ultimate sanction has to be used it is going to be impossible to convince the public that Trump wasn’t assassinated and trouble will follow as night follows day . I wonder what their insurance policy is for that?


    • G says:

      The first subject on R4 turning World Service @ 0100 hrs pre-news headline contained the statement that Biden was polling higher than DJT. I can’t be bothered to research this statement but my guts tell me it is a blatant lie broadcast to the World. Then followed, a summary of JohnC’s post above.


  3. G.W.F. says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Words matter – …. ha ha ha ha a……
      Boris Johnson received £276,130 plus expenses for US speech
      This article is more than 1 year old
      Register also shows former PM travelled to Montana at Rupert Murdoch’s expense last month


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I think GB News is making a big mistake hiring Boris Johnson. Apart from the fact he will cost them a fortune they do not have, he is disorganised, lazy and essentially a rubbish journalist. Mark Steyn used to mention on GB News how bone idle Boris was when he “edited” the Spectator.

      I wrote to my MP after the “Peppa Pig” speech that Boris seemed totally unsuited to the office of prime minister. I think history backs me up on that.


      • Doublethinker says:

        Boris will no doubt occupy one of the neo liberal globalist seats to demonstrate the impartiality and balanced required by Ofcom. His support for NZ, mass immigration and Ukraine will be looked on favourably by the ruling elite. In fact support for these causes may in time make up for his anti globalism over Brexit. I guess that being posted to GB News is the bien pensant equivalent of being sent to the Gulag even if it is well paid and requires no serious work.


  4. Eddy Booth says:

    “Robin Windsor: Strictly Come Dancing professional dies aged 44”

    “The cause of Windsor’s death has not been confirmed.”

    Of course not, they never say.
    Let me guess🤔
    Suddenly isn’t used – so it’s not that.
    Homosexual, so probably suicide…
    They never seem happy, and no doubt it’s societies fault somehow.


  5. Jeff says:

    Perhaps it’s just me, but…

    I’ve just seen the interview with the policeman charged with finding the Afghani acid thrower…and it seems a tad odd.

    He said that the body had been identified by its “Highly distinguishing clothing and some property found on the body.”

    Okay, but what about half the bloke’s face having been burnt off?

    I realise that he’ll have been up and down the Thames a few times and won’t be looking like George Clooney, but I’d have thought that his mutilated fizzog was more of a giveaway than an old bus ticket from Clapham High Street.

    Perhaps I’m becoming a conspiracy theorist…


    • JohnC says:

      That story has had an odd ring to it from the start Jeff. My alarm bell went off when he was spotted leaning over a railing before the CCTV footage just stopped with no explanation allowing the ‘probably dead’ story.

      But nobody dies jumping from Chelsea bridge : I only found one woman on google who tried it and she was fished out uninjured.

      Something is being covered up and it’s most likely racist discimination of some kind. It’s how our fascist state works to prevent whitey getting upset when he learns the truth.


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      After two weeks in the Thames the fishy’s would have made quite a mess of any open wounds, not to mention any damage from other objects in the water. Not a pleasant thought.
      My conspiracy radar is saying if he was taken in by his community and then died and dumped it’s possible the body is not exhibiting the damage it should .


      • JohnC says:

        You know, we have a MASSIVE spy/surveillance operation here in the UK now who’s only purpose is to spy on our own people because the government are shit-scared that if social unrest got hold, we could be in civil war. But nobody in the media ever goes near reporting the subject.

        That’s why everyone on the Right is stamped out the minute they raise their heads above the parapet. It takes two to have a fight and they cannot do anything about the others because the problem is too large and there are too many Lefties like Lammy shouting ‘racists’ every time they stop a black boy to look for his knife.

        So I don’t think we are there yet – but I would consider it plausible that our own secret service could take out the lowest scum like this and make it look like an accident. Hence the preparatory work on the bridge.

        And for things like this, the MSM will know not to ask any questions. Maybe that’s why this story was dropped like a stone : I commented at the time how the BBC didn’t seem at all interested that there was National manhunt on for an Afghan immigrant who had chemicals he was prepared to throw over people.


      • G says:

        With all the effluent Thames Water discharge into the Thames, I’ll be surprised if there are any fish.


  6. Eddy Booth says:

    Looks like Ukraine/NATO back to bombing civilians, no doubt revenge for losing the nearby Avdeevka battle.
    I Wonder how the BBC will spin it when they catch up.

    “Avdeevka Revenge? Fatal Consequences Of Nato Weapons”
    Patrick Lancaster
    Video on YouTube, but I won’t link it as it shows the dead people.

    “Today Ukraine used NATO / Western supplied weapons to hammer the civilian population of center Donetsk.
    Several civilians injured and killed as Ukraine fires western supplied HIMARS rockets and 155mm artillery shells into center Donetsk hitting a crosswalk, pizza parlor and library.”


    • JohnC says:

      On 21st January, Ukraine shelled a market killing 27 civilians. Artillery is accurate enough to be certain it was 100% deliberate. It’s about as clear a war crime as you are going to get.

      The BBC headline was:
      ‘Donetsk: Deadly blast hits market in Russia-held Ukraine city, officials say’

      You had to read the article to discover it was artillery that did it, not some mysterious ‘blast’. And the denial by Ukraine is on you by the third line. Of course they did.

      It’s just amazing what the double-standard hypocrites at the BBC will sweep under the carpet when it suits them. Remember how they told us that cluster bombs would save civilian lives by shortening the war to a Ukraine victory ?. A complete lie and they knew it. It was an act of desperation by Biden.

      Avdeeka is all the evidence we need that Ukraine are losing and cannot possibly win. So they have shifted all the coverage to Navalny and ‘Putin bad’.

      It would be funny if hundreds of thousands of brave, young men were not being blown to pieces by the consequences of it all.


  7. JohnC says:

    Super Bowl parade shooting: Two men charged with murder

    Two men named but no description or pictures given.

    We all know why.

    Here’s one:

    Here’s one of them both being arrested:

    Nothing unusual about this of course because the BBC is racist.


  8. Eddy Booth says:

    “The secret to my Mr Universe title? Potatoes and porridge”


    “For decades Mark Taylor was a successful bodybuilder, winning competitions across the country.

    He trained hard and followed the high protein, low carbohydrate diet favoured by many bodybuilders wanting to gain muscle.

    But the father-of-two from Fife felt tired all the time, his muscles looked “flat” – and he still hadn’t achieved his dream of winning a Mr Universe title.

    It was only when a new coach suggested he ditch his strict diet that he finally took the coveted Mr Universe Masters Over 45 crown.

    She told him to eat sweet potatoes, white potatoes, grapes and porridge as well as his usual chicken and broccoli.”


    “Mark Taylor (L) before carbs and on the right when he won his Mr Universe title”

    As a child I used to like solving those spot the difference picture puzzles, and considered myself good at them.
    This one has me stumped.


    • moggiemoo says:

      One’s in colour?


    • JohnC says:

      The only one I can see is that on the left his testicles are the size of grapes whereas on the right they are more akin to raisins.

      But that is probably because his FEMALE coach (hence the sexist BBC interest) probably put more steroids on his porridge instead of sugar.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      I’ve always wondered what happens when they stop taking the steroids. Apart from the sagging, do their gonads grow back, do they remain infertile, and can they get erections again?

      As for “spot the difference”, I’m going to guess that the one on the right was taken after the horrific, disfiguring accident … that’s right, isn’t it?


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  12. JohnC says:

    Rochdale grooming: ‘I was raped more than 100 times from age 12’

    Just look how hard the BBC have worked to make sure they do not tell us that these are Muslim Pakistani grooming gangs anywhere at all in this article.

    These are not normal ‘sick individual’ rapists. These are organised groups who are confident enough in everyone else to do it openly without fear of being exposed. Because they all believe their religion justifies what they do and know no Muslim would betray another Muslim to the infidels. He would become an outcast.

    It’s far, far worse. Yet the BBC are protecting them again. They make me sick to my stomach.

    Just imagine all these gang rapes were by some far-right group. It would be a completely different article.


    • Zephir says:

      BBC are so obsessed with racism (hundreds of articles over last couple of months) and this is a racially aggravated crime, with the ethnicity of the victims, this is glaringly obvious to EVERYONE, except the bbc muzzies of course.

      No one does silence like the bbc….


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      According to the article the leader of the gang of “older men” who abused poor “Ruby” got an 8 year sentence and was then released straight back into the community after serving 4 of those.

      I’m not really sure that’s a deterrant. One thing the Islamic states of the world tend to do effectively is issuing sentences that reduce the risk of reoffending – like stoning to death, firing squad, decapitation, throwing off tall buildings…


  13. Guest Who says:

    What is happening to Birmingham, which should be one of Europe’s great cities, is criminal.
    Massive cuts, 21% council tax rise, 600 job losses, over £1B of assets to be sold. This is Europe’s youngest city – it’s meant to offer a glimpse of the future!

    It is possible Aaron has not thought this through.


  14. Zephir says:

    Dr. Zakir Naik boarded a taxi in London and said aloud to the taxi driver, “Brother, please turn off the radio, because music is haram, especially Western music, which is the music of the disbelievers, and did not exist in the era of Mohammed.”

    The taxi driver politely turned off the radio, stopped the taxi, and opened the door.

    Zakir Naik asked him, “Brother, what are you doing…?”

    The taxi driver politely answered, “In the era of the Mohammed,

    There were no bombs;

    No loudspeakers in the mosques;

    No suicide jackets;

    No AK-47,

    And there were no taxis.

    So shut the f@ck up, get out, and wait for your camel…”


  15. Doublethinker says:

    For a good summary of the current politics in the USA take a look on You Tube of John Anderson’s podcast with Victor Davis Hanson. He is encouraging, polls show that under 30’s prefer Trump over Biden , that the public has lost faith in the Ivy League Universities after their lack of condemnation of Hamas and that the anti Trump lawfare is rebounding on the Democrats and the cases are failing.

    The Democrats are struggling to stop Trump . Who knows what their next desperate stunt will be. Whatever it is it might plunge the US into violence.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s tragic that the vote is fixed because the polling suggests increasing support for president trump amongst Latinos and the coloured folk who are ‘on point’ for the millions of illegals arriving from an uncontrolled southern border …. I guess Christian and Katty will be back on the Anti trump daily propaganda show if Obama doesn’t get to kill president trump in one of those political trials …


  16. Zephir says:

    National Highways have released their latest road signs:



    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC’s sketch “The Real Housewives of ISIS” goes viral


    • Jeff says:

      I don’t know where you’re getting these from Zephir, but thanks for sharing, they’re brilliant!

      I’ll enjoy these before you’re arrested for “hate crimes”…


      • Zephir says:

        They pop up on quora now and then.

        What is interesting is the apparent unequivocal grassroots support for Israel from around the world fron the quora, largely international, community which is it seems never alluded to by the bbc et al, just search quora with any terms such as hamas or Israel


    • Peter Grimes says:

      That looks like a picture of a man with an erect penis wielding a middle-eastern style curved sword, known as a scimitar, chasing a trousered child, presumably a boy.

      I do hope that you are not insinuating that these middle-eastern type child chasers are homosexual.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Only 1500 signs are needed at the moment, Only 1500 mosques in the UK… only 🙁


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        That is 1500 ‘official’ mosques. Wotabout the unofficial ones e.g. the ‘islamic research institute’ bought with Saudi money and in plain sight of a church or Jewish owned business that mysteriously ‘catches fire’.


  17. MarkyMark says:

    In January, a review revealed girls in Rochdale were “left at the mercy” of paedophile grooming gangs for years because of failings by senior police and council bosses.

    Ruby said she phoned GMP and “they did nothing”, adding: “I was a mess.”

    “We told schools, and social services knew what was happening. Again, nothing happened, so we went there, but we were given flavoured condoms and sent away.”


    ‘Bankrupt’ Birmingham reveals 21% council tax rise
    1 day ago


    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.



    • Fedup2 says:

      Race allegations beat sex allegations. Don’t want a race allegation of the personnel file / CV – so look the other way and make it ‘someone elses ‘ problem ‘ – would take a revolution to change that – however many inquiries there might be ….


    • moggiemoo says:

      “..chooses to wear…” Yeah, right.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Simpo, feeling a bit sore when caught being selective on journalistic matters, digs a deeper hole.

    Many newspapers & senior journalists agree: no matter whether you dislike #JulianAssange or what he did, extraditing him for publishing important information will have a serious effect on the exercise of free journalism.

    Data dumping unilaterally to put targets on heads is not ‘journalism’.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      My own guess is that Julian Assange will be deported. This is because of ‘lawfare’ and that the UK has been so corrupted by this evil cabal of lawyers that it is possibly beyond saving.


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    The anarchic absurdist comedy of the likes of Monty Python or of Spike Milligan, considered hilarious – though of their time, as they inevitably were – often exhibit the problem that their sketches lacked a traditional punch line gag by way of termination.

    The Pythons might wheel in Graham Chapman, in British army general’s uniform, ordering the team to “Stop this, it’s getting too silly!” as a way of exiting a scene once the comedy had become exhusted.

    Spike Milligan in his Q8 sketch series would resort to the simple device of his comic actors departing the stage shuffling toward the exit chanting “What are we gonna do next?” What are we gonna do next?”

    Operation Mincemeat? – there’s one for the teenagers

    And so it is in similar vein that we read the latest from our authorities: Clapham chemical attack: Police looking for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi find body… Officers began hunting for Ezedi, 35, after a woman and two girls were attacked in Clapham on 31 January… A marine policing unit had been conducting low tide searches and recovered the body on Monday at Tower Pier [close to Tower Bridge]… The police chief added that visual identification had not been possible and that DNA testing and dental records would be needed. (BBC) – Dental records…? This guy has dental records? I thought we were told last week that it was nigh on impossible to get an appointment to see an NHS dentist?

    Perhaps the powers that be reckon he’s left a lot of his DNA about the place while he’s been in Britain?

    Rochdale grooming: ‘I was raped more than 100 times from age 12’… Ruby also told BBC Newsnight police took her aborted foetus away for DNA testing without telling her. (BBC) – Our poor cops, they can’t seem to catch a break – they turn out to be the bad guys even in a BBC report opening with that headline.

    The BBC has contacted Greater Manchester Police (GMP) for a response.

    Warning: Some readers might find the following report distressing (BBC)

    My old dad used to comment when watching the tv news “I don’t understand these warnings that something is going to be distressing. If it’s that bad, why do they show it?” – He had a point, if you think about it.

    Ruby, whose real name cannot be revealed for legal reasons, said the abuse started after some older men invited her and her friends to a takeaway and a flat for food and drinks. (BBC) – some older men… and so it goes on… the deliberate officially sanctioned obfiscation, I mean.

    Way down in the small print, so to speak, we eventually get to this: In 2010, Ruby told a social worker about her ongoing abuse by six older Asian men (BBC) – which strikes this reader as something of an insult to Japanese, Chinese and Koreans, etc.

    No calm down dears this morning – I’m calling a brief moratorium in respect of Ruby and the many many young British girls reporting rapes by immigrant muslim gangs who were repeatedly told by police and social services calm down dear

    MP shares tweet saying abuse victims should ‘shut their mouths for good of diversity’… Naz Shah, who represents Bradford West [Labour], shared and liked a post tweeted out from a parody account of newspaper columnist Owen Jones. (giveaway Metro, August 2017)

    We’ve heard a lot in our media in recent years from Public Health Experts – now apparently we’ve got Gulag Experts: Gulag expert fears Navalny was killed by KBG ‘punch’ (the formerly serious Times, formerly our newspaper of record)

    Seeing that the west is so gloriously winning the propaganda war in the struggle with Putin’s Russia – with victory after victory – on our own home liberal media front – it seems almost a pity to piss in their punch bowl, so to speak: Trident missile test fails for second time in a row (BBC); Trans soldiers able to use female barracks… official guidance… (Telegraph)

    Meanwhile, in the real world

    Avdiivka: Ukraine troops leave embattled eastern town (BBC); Exhausted Ukraine struggles to find new men for front line (BBC); War-weary Ukrainians endure as Russia’s invasion drags on (BBC)

    Perhaps our Prince William is calling for the wrong ceasefire?

    Prince issues Gaza plea for a permanent peace (Times); William: Fighting in Gaza must be brought to an end (Telegraph)

    What’s the free school dinners situation in Paris, we wonder?

    Rashford leads PSG shortlist for £200m summer spree (‘i’)

    In a rapidly changing world, it’s good to know some things remain constant.

    The left-leaning, junior pound shop Guardian that is the ‘i’ newspaper displays coronaphobic symptoms as chronic as ever: ‘Beathtaking’ is harrowing – Covid was like that for us Dr Rachel Clarke

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on Brexit’s problematic poster boy (‘i’)


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Exhausted Ukraine struggles to find new men for front line (BBC);”
      send all the women and trans men? EQUALITY!


  20. Flotsam says:

    The fate of Birmingham’s Council proves the public sector is out of control. Everything Councils do costs at laest twice it should. Staff at the lowest grades might be reasonably paid but are generally far less effective due to poor control and supervision. Higher positions can be extremely well rewarded.

    Contracts with private companies are badly tendered and controlled, leading private suppliers frankly Rip off Councils with impunity. The reason for this is often corruption.

    The other issue are the looney daft schemes which generally only benefit the suppliers and the Council staff running them.

    Councils have moved from being our servants to being our masters. They have lost sight of the fact that they are there to provide basic services. This round of so called Council ‘bankruptcies’ will result in most of us paying considerably more Council Tax. Instead of Councils running a tight Ship we’re supposit to bail them out


    • MarkyMark says:


      Contract  Id Contract Description Vendor Sourcing Team Lead Product Category Directorate Contract Manager Client Manager Validity Per. Start Validity Per. End Contract Status Original Contract Value

      4400008201 Building New Homes On The Bromford Estate Morro Partnerships Limited Ronald Junior Williams Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance.Buildings.Construction Inclusive Growth Snehal   Patel Ronald Junior Williams 04-Oct-20 03-Oct-23 Expired £11,021,932,000.01

      4400002903 Highways PFI Birmingham Highways Ltd Richard   Tibbatts Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance Inclusive Growth Snehal   Patel Richard   Tibbatts 24-May-10 06-Jun-35 Active £1,000,000,000.00

      4400007608 Highways PFI Settlement Agreement Birmingham Highways Ltd Domenic   De Bechi Financial Services Inclusive Growth Snehal   Patel Domenic   De Bechi 29-Jun-19 06-Jun-35 Active £1,000,000,000.00

      4400007490 Common Wealth Games Residential Development Perry Barr Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd Mumtaz   Mohammed Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance Inclusive Growth Snehal   Patel Mumtaz   Mohammed 28-Jun-19 31-Aug-22 Expired £365,100,000.01
      120059 P0188_2023 Temporary Workers & Additional HR Services Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd Andrea   Webster Human Resources.Temporary & Agency Staff Council Management Beverley Janice Bridgewater Andrea   Webster 04-Sep-23 03-Sep-27 Active £328,000,000.00

      4400003022 PPP2 – Education Transform Schools Bham Ltd Nadia   Majid Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance.Buildings.Construction Education and Skills Andrea   Webster Nadia   Majid 01-Apr-06 31-Mar-36 Active £320,000,000.00

      4400002032 PPP School Rebuilds Birmingham Schools Partnership Ltd Andrea   Webster Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance.Buildings.Construction Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Andrea   Webster 01-Mar-00 31-Dec-30 Active £318,000,000.00

      4400005869 Housing Repair & Maintenance – West, Central And East Wates Construction Limited Andrea   Webster Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance Neighbourhood Beverley Janice Bridgewater Andrea   Webster 01-Apr-16 31-Mar-22 Expired £303,426,000.00

      4400005867 Housing Repair & Maintenance – South Fortem Solutions Ltd Andrea   Webster Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance Neighbourhood Beverley Janice Bridgewater Andrea   Webster 01-Apr-16 31-Mar-22 Expired £240,596,000.00

      4400003994 Building Schools For The Future Birmingham Schools Spc Phase 1A Ltd Nadia   Majid Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance.Buildings.Construction Education and Skills Andrea   Webster Nadia   Majid 04-Jul-09 30-Jun-34 Active £240,000,000.00

      4400006839 C0208 Early Years Health Wellbeing Service Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Sharon   O Reilly Healthcare.Public Health Education and Skills Snehal   Patel Sharon   O Reilly 07-Jan-18 31-Aug-24 Active £170,700,000.00

      4400001648 Combined Heating And Power Scheme Birmingham District Energy Co Ltd Andrea   Webster Utilities.Electricity Inclusive Growth Beverley Janice Bridgewater Andrea   Webster 01-Mar-07 28-Feb-32 Active £150,000,000.00

      4400005868 Housing Repair & Maintenance – North Engie Buildings Ltd Andrea   Webster Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance Neighbourhood Beverley Janice Bridgewater Andrea   Webster 01-Apr-16 31-Mar-22 Expired £118,553,000.00

      4400005702 Sport & Leisure Centres Lot 1&2 R Serco Leisure Operating Ltd David   Wagg Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance Neighbourhood Andrea   Webster David   Wagg 01-Jun-15 31-May-30 Active £114,000,000.00

      4400005312 Adult Substance Misuse Treatment & Recovery Services Change Grow Live Karl   Beese Social Community Care Supplies & Services – Adult Strategy, Equality and Partnership Beverley Janice Bridgewater Karl   Beese 01-Mar-15 31-Mar-25 Active £108,445,980.00

      4700005312 Adult Substance Misuse Treatment & Recovery Services Change Grow Live Karl   Beese Social Community Care Supplies & Services – Adult Adult Social Care Beverley Janice Bridgewater Karl   Beese 01-Mar-15 31-Mar-23 Expired £108,445,980.00

      46027 Bi-Sexual Community Health Profile The Bayswater Institute Joe Mark Merriman Consultancy Equality and Partnership Beverley Janice Bridgewater Joe Mark Merriman 05-Nov-22 24-Mar-23 Expired £10,000.00

      46028 Gay Men Community Health Profile The Bayswater Institute Joe Mark Merriman Consultancy Equality and Partnership Beverley Janice Bridgewater Joe Mark Merriman 05-Nov-22 24-Mar-23 Expired £10,000.00



    • MarkyMark says:

      “Councils have moved from being our servants to being our masters. They have lost sight of the fact that they are there to provide basic services.”


      Police horses in London are undergoing special training to cross LGBT rainbow junctions as the colourful road markings spook the animals. In a tweet posted by the Metropolitan Police today, officers were pictured training some of their horses to get them “used to” to the signs “before riding them out in public”.31 Mar 2022


      They will not change us! Don’t look back in anger.


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        My own view is that council workers and officials like to think of themselves as ‘enforcement officers’.

        They are so proud of this role that they wear high-viz vests with these words in large letters.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Flotsam, the Local Authorities also feel they have to ‘oppose’ the Conservative Government much in the same way the Civil Service has sought to undermine the present Government for reasons of Brexit and the possibility of Brussels sinecures ending for those in the twilight of their careers in Whitehall. I can well believe a senior CS deliberately making the present Government look bad by intervening in the compensation for postmasters.


      • Scroblene says:

        That’s a shrewd observation, Uppers, and I commend it!

        One always assumes that councils will never have enough money given to them, despite the fact that they don’t really ever employ anyone who can do their jobs reasonably well.

        The CS assumption has always been that they don’t understand ‘profit’ in the commercial sense, and I always dreaded having to work with the people in those huge office blocks in Wellesley Rd., Croydon, and also Southwark House, Sothwark Street, in the old days. It was always going to be a nightmare to get an order, or an instruction, or a decision…

        It must be absolute mayhem to get anything positive done with these people nowadays!

        And don’t get me started on the old GLC (now the Mare Khaaan’s department), and the ways they fiddled and farted their ways through everything they touched…


  21. MarkyMark says:

    Birmingham bcc – procurement contract report 2023 ….

    4400008326 Home To School Transport –  South & City College Birmingham (Hall Green) Green Destinations Ltd Carol Selina Woodfield Passenger Transport Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Carol Selina Woodfield 27-Apr-20 26-Apr-24 Active £64,938.27
    4400008327 Home To School Transport – St Edward’S Catholic Primaryschool Green Destinations Ltd Carol Selina Woodfield Passenger Transport Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Carol Selina Woodfield 27-Apr-20 26-Apr-24 Active £64,938.27
    4400008328 Home To School Trnasport – St Paul’S School For Girls Green Destinations Ltd Carol Selina Woodfield Passenger Transport Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Carol Selina Woodfield 27-Apr-20 26-Apr-24 Active £64,938.27
    4400008329 Home To School Transport – St Teresa’S Catholic Primaryschool Green Destinations Ltd Carol Selina Woodfield Passenger Transport Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Carol Selina Woodfield 27-Apr-20 26-Apr-24 Active £64,938.27
    4400008330 Home To School Transport – Access To Creative College Star Cars & Coaches Ltd Carol Selina Woodfield Passenger Transport Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Carol Selina Woodfield 27-Apr-20 26-Apr-24 Active £64,938.27

    4400008331 Home To School Transport – Alderbrook School & Arts College Taxie Limited Carol Selina Woodfield Passenger Transport Education and Skills Beverley Janice Bridgewater Carol Selina Woodfield 27-Apr-20 26-Apr-24 Active £64,938.27



  22. MarkyMark says:



  23. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – unfortunately TWatO gave your game away yesterday, BBC

    Much consideration of the ongoing row between Kemi Badenoch and Henry Staunton, sacked chair of the Post Office on TOADY this morning. The BBC do not like Kemi Badenoch. All they said on TWatO was that she had a desire to become leader of the Conservative Party. Two unspoken BBC ‘hates’ of Kemi: she is a keen Brexiteer and a supporter of Boris Johnson.

    Two? Hah, I have three reasons, the BBC do not like Kemi Badenoch. You weren’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition, were you? The BBC loves the Left and Labour, of that there is no doubt. The Labour Party up to now has only been led by stale, pale, males. It would put the nose of the Lefties at the BBC severely out of joint if Kemi Badenoch became leader of the Conservative Party.


  24. Fedup2 says:

    Fortunately her party MPs can meet in a phone box next time


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, maybe, maybe. Doesn’t remove the dislike of Kemi by the BBC.


      • Fedup2 says:

        It’s a bit like trying to find someone to show the BBC isn’t a Far Left monster and someone who is going to vote blue Labour next time …. It’s all no one or reform ….


  25. Eddy Booth says:

    “Actor and comedian Ewen MacIntosh, best known for his role as Big Keith in The Office, has died aged 50.”



    Never heard of him.

    “MacIntosh’s cause of death has not been confirmed”

    That’s a surprise .

    Daily mail photo gives more of a clue?



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:



      • Scroblene says:

        I never understood why that programme was so loved by so many!

        Having worked in commercial business all my life, I couldn’t ever understand why they made so much of the foibles and stupidity of an office ‘job’, especially as I’ve never found Gervais funny either!

        One thing I learned many years ago, was a quote from Peter De Savary, when he said, “If you shake my hand on a deal, you ought to damn well know exactly what you’re agreeing to”!

        Yes, he was a hard man, but like building shops for Tesco, (which we did), if you managed the job properly, you got paid your money on time and got on the list for the next one!


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        Mr Creosote?


  26. Zephir says:

    “The most ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree in Britain: Students who take Hull media studies course are still on minimum wage five years after graduating with a £95,000 debt (and yes, there is a module on Disney Studies)”



  27. taffman says:

    I wonder what would be the reaction of the BBC if London had suffered the same atrocious attack as Israel had on On 7 October 2023?


    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, probbaly for the BBC to blame it on the Conservative Government and Brexit and …..


  28. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not on the BBC, but the ONS have announced a change in the way they calculate excess deaths.

    Because the existing method “doesn’t take into account the ageing and growing population of the UK (all else being equal, more people means more deaths, particularly if a greater share of the population are elderly)”.

    We must have allowed huge numbers of people at death’s door into the country recently to show excess deaths dropping by two-thirds, which is what they’re saying. Or else their new statistical methods shouldn’t be trusted.

    Given that the ONS were using experimental estimates of weekly deaths in 2021 (rather than actual registered deaths) I know where my money’s at.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      In England. 70.2% got the clot jab. 29.8% never got a clot jab.

      Between July 2021 and May 2023. There were 965,609 deaths among the ‘clot jabbed’ compared to just 60,903 deaths among the ‘jab free’. The ‘clot jabbed’ accounted for 94% of deaths, whereas the ‘jab free’ accounted for just 6% of deaths.

      So a massive increase in the death rate, percentage and number of ‘all deaths’ can cause a reduction in ‘Excess Deaths’ if the death rate, percentage and number of ‘young deaths’ causes a greater share of the population to be elderly.

      This is the type of fraudulent and corrupt statistical amendments seen in Climate Change.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “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”


  29. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not BBC but National Geographic — “‘The Space Race’ uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts.”

    “Growing up, I loved the space programme… but nobody doing that stuff looked like me…”

    I wanted to be an astronaut but I never found any representation in white space so I gave up.


  30. Docmarooned says:

    There is exactly the reason I gave up my subscription to NG a few years back. Always enjoyed it until a number of years ago it went from being an enjoyable read with beautiful photography to a thoroughly woke pile of crap with nothing but BLM, indigenous peoples rubbish. Phoned them up to explain how shit their publication had become but they are true lefties and do not care.


    • Flotsam says:

      I’ve posted this before, however……………….

      I used to be a contributor to a boating forum on the internet. There was a ‘lounge’ where all sorts of chit chat could be indulged, much of it political, lots of comment on migrants, Bliar etc. However the magazines and site were taken over by Time Life Corp of the USA,. Political discussion and news commentary were banned. When that didn’t work a Quisling, woke Stasi moderator was appointed from our ranks. After a couple of deletions and suspensions I gave up. My last posting was absolutely innocuous, a bit of non contentious news which somehow the censor managed to be offended by. It was instructive to observe how power goes to people’s heads as they become Vichy collaborators.


  31. vlad says:

    Buried away in ‘Regions’ the BBC has a report of 2 women attacked by two ‘men’ on a London bus.
    The photo shows two men of distinctly diverse disposition.
    Not a day goes by without enrichers committing crimes, violent attacks, sexual assaults and rapes, despite being a small proportion of the population.
    Even the BBC can’t hide the fact anymore, try as they might.




  32. atlas_shrugged says:

    World cup football legend Andreas Brehme ‘dies suddenly’ aged 63:


    It seems to me there are a lot of footballers suddenly ‘expiring’ after 2021. Could this be because of climate change? bBC and maybe marxi to verify:



    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      He should have moved here because there would be a 66% chance he would still be alive.
      If you don’t believe it just look at TM’s post 11:48 today.
      He could have been saved by the ONS.

      By the way,
      Which Country had most excess deaths since Covid.
      Which Country has vaccinated the highest percentage of its population.

      Answer to both questions…Portugal.
      What a coincidence.


  33. vlad says:

    On the Home page of the BBC News webshite appears this headline under a small thumbnail half way down the page. (It probably won’t be there for long.)

    ‘Rochdale grooming: ‘I was raped more than 100 times from age 12”

    Could the BBC at last be waking up to Pakistani muslim rape gangs, albeit 20 years too late? Well, not exactly.
    Read the whole article and you won’t find a single mention of the words muslim, islam, islamic, Pakistan or Pakistani. And, of course, not one photo of the hundreds, probably thousands, of perpetrators. The BBC cover-up continues.



    • MarkyMark says:

      A 16-year-old girl who led a campaign for Muslim girls to be allowed to wear sport hijabs during PE lessons says she hopes it will have a nationwide impact.

      Umme Kalsoom said it was prompted after she felt “vulnerable” when expected to take off her hijab while playing sport at her school in Burnley, Lancashire.

      “I did it to bring comfort to myself and the other girls” she said.





  34. Guest Who says:

    She seems set for many a BBC QT, Politics, etc outing

    This is my position👇

    Or, possibly, not.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Lyn Brown 🌹
      Member of Parliament for West Ham. Promoted by David Evans on behalf of the Labour Party, 20 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0SS.
      lynbrown.org.ukJoined June 2013
      4,259 Following


      Commercial property in Munich, Germany, from which rental income is received.

      9 March-4 April 2009, to New York, USA, to attend the 42nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, as part of a delegation from the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development. Travel, overnight accommodation and subsistence was provided by the European Parliamentary Forum. I received a complimentary upgrade from World Traveller to World Traveller Plus by British Airways on return flight from New York. (Registered 7 April 2009)


    • MarkyMark says:

      19-25 February 2006, to Bangladesh, with Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (Project RHIYA), to see what Project RHIYA is doing on the ground in respect to the United Nations Population Fund’s objective targeting young people, and to visit the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project in order to experience the situation in Bangladesh.


      Ten years ago researchers studying the health of more than 30,000 people in Bradford found that about 60% of babies in the Pakistani community had parents who were first or second cousins, but a new follow-up study of mothers in three inner-city wards finds the figure has dropped to 46%.18 Nov 2023


  35. vlad says:

    It’s worrying that the future King sees fit to meddle in politics and call for an end to fighting in Gaza.
    Apparently, war is bad and people dying is sad. Damn, why didn’t I think of that?

    So: stop fighting immediately and allow Hamas to hold on to the hostages, then to regroup and continue its attacks on Israel. Yep, sounds like a plan. (A plan by Hamas.)


  36. MarkyMark says:

    Modern world ….

    UPDATE: Tory MPs are shouting “Bring Back Bercow” in the Chamber…

    UPDATE II:Guido understands pro-Palestinian graffiti has appeared in the public toilets.




  37. Althepalerp says:

    The speaker today is wearing white shirt, red tie, and green passholder visible around his neck?
    Are the colours merely Coincidence?


  38. tomo says:

    The excuses getting more absurd


  39. tomo says:


  40. Eddy Booth says:


    Banner at a Polish farmers protest over Ukrainian grain imports


    “Putin, handle Ukraine, Brussels, and our government,”
    the spray-painted message said.

    If Vladimir has the time, he’s more than welcome to handle a few things over here too👍


  41. MarkyMark says:

    650 MPs discuss the cost of living in Gaza and demand we bang pans for the hospitals whilst kneeling to end racism.



    • MarkyMark says:

      “Mass immigration is completely destroying our country. Why is no one doing anything about it? Because they’re afraid of ending up like Lydia Brimelow.”


  42. Thoughtful says:

    The Maverick of Wall Street has been banned from You Tube, and no one appears to know why.

    If you want to watch his content you can by visiting his Pareon page here:


    He was wise enough to have several other sites to host his videos although no one seems entirely sure why he was banned.

    Potentially taking the mickey every week out of senior Demonrat party officials including his hilarious impressions of Janet Yellen, or his savage criticism of several of the Fed state governors might have had something to do with it along with his perma bear outlook when the left are trying to claim ‘Bidenomics’ (whatever that is) is working and the economy is booming.

    His latest offering includes a small piece about the importance of the British banking sector which might prove to be the downfall of the whole world economy.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      You have to toe the woke line on YouTube, even making comments. Now he has to decide whether to go back there or not .


      • Fedup2 says:

        That’s very sad and bad news and shows just how ‘free ‘ the land of the … formerly ‘free’ now really is . I cannot think of one reason for banning him ….


  43. MarkyMark says:

    “There’s a massive oversight of food of African origin and black chefs in general,” he said.


    1.216 billion (2016)


  44. Richard Pinder says:

    Not on BBC News:

    (1) Alarming rise in military age Chinese men entering US illegally (2) China Joe orders US military to let them in (3) Texas military ordered to stop them coming in (4) China Joe orders mandatory clot shots for deplorable American military personnel (5) China Joe preparing to send US military to fight in Texas and the Ukraine. (6) Gay men want to join Hamas


  45. tomo says:

    WHY pick and choose?


    In this day and age these sorts of investigations are open ended – you can add extra data to refine the study – computing the result is relatively trivial. The mere fact the some people seeking to cherry pick, compartmentalise and “do more studies” just increases the perception that it’s an exercise in obfuscation.

    “It’s a vaccine” looks more threadbare as every day passes


    I’ll send the journalist who asks Jacinta Ardern in a big press event “can you prove you were jabbed with Pfizer / Moderna / Astra Zeneca ?” a £20 note.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Thalidomide changed our relationship with new medicines for ever.

      It took five years for the connection between thalidomide taken by pregnant people and the impact on their children to be made. Not only did thalidomide change people’s lives, but it resulted in tighter drug testing and reporting of side-effects.



      The Piltdown Man was a paleoanthropological fraud in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. Although there were doubts about its authenticity virtually from the beginning (in 1912), the remains were still broadly accepted for many years, and the falsity of the hoax was only definitively demonstrated in 1953. An extensive scientific review in 2016 established that amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson was responsible for the fraudulent evidence.[1]



      Has the NHS saved Christmas for the last 75 years?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – I still think there were ‘good’ and ‘bad ‘ batches – which led to long term side effects amongst some and not others … no doubt the data linking batches to outcomes was destroyed long ago …..
      The propaganda exercise needed to frighten us into accepting jabs the next time will have to be more potent than a ‘stain like Hancock doing his estate agent gig …..


    • Sluff says:

      Does that mean that the increased chance of getting any one of these conditions is 100,000 times greater than the base case?

      That would be quite a large increase.

      Think of the furore and the media coverage of the one headteacher that some weeks ago committed suicide by contrast.


  46. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Over 80 million people want Donald Trump to be the president. If Democrats continue to harass him they they will make him more popular than ever.

    Many truckers are now refusing to make deliveries to NYC



    • Doublethinker says:

      I don’t agree with the truckers stopping all deliveries to NYC. I would still hope that they continued to deliver large number of illegal immigrants to NYC and to all other refuge cities. I would of course agree that the truckers should refuse point blank to take any immigrants on their way out of NYC.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Fight over border security escalates after governors send migrants to Kamala Harris’ home and Martha’s Vineyard
        The latest moves by Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week have triggered outrage among immigration rights’ groups and Democrats who have accused the Republicans of engaging in human trafficking and treating migrants like “human cargo” to score political points.

        SEPT. 15, 2022



    • tomo says:

      Lucy Pevensey


      starve the beast

      That Hochul woman is a real wrong ‘un.


  47. MarkyMark says:

    Marcus Rashford to demand free food for everyone!

    “Family survives 34 days in Peru jungle ‘eating berries'”


  48. Fedup2 says:

    Not the bbc – but as a londonistan taxpayer – here is an extract from the DT today – no need for a picture ….

    former Metropolitan Police Officer who was allowed to join the force after previously being accused of child rape has been convicted of carrying out multiple sex attacks.

    Cliff Mitchell, 24, was convicted of ten counts of rape, three counts of rape of a child under 13, one count of kidnap and breach of a non-molestation order following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.

    Mitchell was first accused of child rape in 2017, but the investigation resulted in no further action and he was later able to join the Met Police, beginning his training in August 2021.

    But he was arrested again in September last year after kidnapping and raping a woman at knifepoint at her home.

    His trial heard how after the attack he blindfolded the woman, tied her hands with cable ties and forced her into his car.ENDs

    No doubt the rest of the piece has crap spouted by some over-paid tick box but I could not be bothered ….. diversity beats sex crimes …


    • Scroblene says:

      That is utterly disgraceful Fed, and thank you for digging through their firewall to report it.

      Do you think that more stories like this will stay ‘behind bars’ in future? I’m buggered if I’m going to pay for any news, as the alternative – like here – is much better informed!

      Naturally the Guardian’s and the BBC’s stuff is lower than a turtle’s waistcoat on the belief scale…

      There are so many more sites to visit for real news nowadays, and the suckers who always believe the MSM’s tosh, just get what they’re given so if that’s their bag – sod ’em!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Scroblene – glad things sound like they are improving …. As for the story – the insane drive to ‘reflect the community ‘ means that people like that creature get a box tick – and the consequences for their organisation – yet alone the public -their victims – are there to be seen ….

        … meanwhile it seems that the speaker / House of Commons are self destructing over the behaviour of their Speaker – who cares – it’s not democracy – it just a club of false ‘traditions’ ….meaningless to taxpayers ….


    • Scroblene says:

      Taff, I may be a bit thick here, but what’s this to do with Drakeford?

      Is it because it’s about ‘pussies’ – (very rude)…


      • taffman says:

        Strange ? The original article has completely changed and disappeared. Another article replace it – Very odd, very odd indeed .