417 Responses to Midweek 6th March 2024

  1. Thoughtful says:

    Watch it and weep.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – thank you for that grim video – the truth is out there but do people want to know ? The video is a sort of epitaph for the Conservative Party – which has presided over the decline and failed on everything . What can Labour do ? I can see it going from one crisis to the next – unable to plan for anything apart from inevitable tax rises . Meanwhile the population continues to expand with uncontrolled immigration and huge demands on public service and housing ….. but there’s always strictly , footy , the royals and celebrity distraction ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      UK could by cheap Russian oil like Rishi’s father in law does like in India!


  2. Up2snuff says:

    I woke up with the song ‘Moneys too tight to mention’ playing in my head last weekend. I do not have perfect pitch or the ability to hear a tune and immediately play it on piano or guitar. I am blessed by hearing songs in my head, although I am not so keen on ‘earworms’, especially Christian ‘earworms’ ie. modern worship songs. I had a feeling it was recorded by Simply Red (a.k.a. Amply Fed after Mick Hucknall put on a lot of weight in the late 90s early 2000s) but I did not realise it was their first single released in 1985. It was actually a Valentine Brothers song in the USA released in 1982. No doubt Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt may have it in mind for Budget Day.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Interesting , I guess all our brains are wired a little differently, I can get songs playing in my head, but they don’t really appear randomly, and with my concentration good luck for any music hook trying to repeat play in there.

      I can’t conjour up an apple either, I’m a solid 5 🙂



      • Up2snuff says:

        Eddy, a green British cooking apple destined for the saucepan and stewing with demerara sugar. Mmmm!


  3. digg says:

    Birmingham council the first to crash through totally stupid woke hare brained purple haired schemes.


    Expect more to follow while the lefties screech and wail.

    They caused it!

    They reap the rewards of their ridiculous fairy tale, numpty plans.

    The people of Birmingham are left to pick up the pieces poor sods!

    Every Labour Controlled council have got this shit coming down the line.

    Get these twats out of power of any control of finances before the whole Country is in tatters.

    Elections looming, make sure you ditch these damaging twats. They are activists pretending to be public servants and they want the breakdown of normal society to grab Nazi control.


    • harry142857 says:

      Council members farming out private hire journey contracts to their cousins.
      £300 a day to ferry kids with educational needs three or four miles to school and back.


    • Deborah says:

      I presume Birmingham assumed that Central Government would bail them out. If they did, then all councils would have a green light for excessive spending. But with a Labour government in Westminster………Labour are always open to ‘helpng’ their core voters whatever the cost whereas Jeremy Hunt seems determined to destroy the Conservatives core by maximising taxation.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Deborah – it shows that ‘local democracy ‘ is just a joke . There is no accountability – when it goes wrong the councillors just blame the government and demand and get a hand out .

        However – when the overall strain on the government budget grows as much as it will I reckon it will be difficult for central government to bale out failed councils. So the local taxpayer will pick up the tab – as it should be .

        Id so like to see local councils do the basics only – but they have ‘an agenda ‘..


    • richard D says:

      I’m always amazed (note the ‘sarcastic’ typeface I used there) as to how the Chief Executive Officer, and the Chief Financial Officer – generic terms for the biggest of bosses – in the public sector – and specifically Local Government and the NHS (probably the highest spending bodies in the UK), whose prime responsibility is to create and then manage the budget of their organisation over the year. They really have nothing else to do that can be more important than that.

      But, year after year, Local Authorities and NHS Trusts can be relied upon to pathetically fail to do that simple thing. Yes, we know that there are no certainties in any given budget year, but that’s what reserves are supposed to be for – being built up in good rears, and being used in harder years, and in real emergencies, the government (i.e. the taxpayer) can be the last resort.

      Yet, I have never heard of a single CEO or CFO of a public sector organisation being called upon to resign when, fecklessly, they and their organisation fail spectacularly to balance the books, year after year, but scream, again and again, that the taxpayer must bail them out, whilst surreptitiously adding any bail-out funds to their demands for future years’ budget funding.

      I’m pretty sure (again, note the ‘sarcastic’ font) that private sector heads do not get the same year-on-year support from taxpayers without some form of scrutiny – or, at least some shareholder scrutiny. Funny, that !


    • G says:


      “Every Labour Controlled council have got this shit coming down the line.”

      Wales here we come……………. (Hopefully).

      “I always vote Labour, like my father and his father” ! Interesting to see how the likes of Reform deal with this.


  4. StewGreen says:

    metroliberal journalist can’t deal with complex realities
    They want a simple world where all immigrants are goodies
    so when problems like Grooming Gangs come up they rush to shout that the real problem is “far right British” people

    Still from the Newsnight 2016 prog about the now convicted child rapist Omar Badreddin



  5. StewGreen says:

    Oh PJW has a video

    See how one of the BBC jourmos on the report was John Sweeney


  6. pugnazious says:

    ‘In a statement read to the court, the 13-year-old victim, now aged 19, said: “My childhood turned into what I can only describe as a living nightmare.”

    She said she dropped out of school and turned to drugs and self-harming to “cope” with the trauma, adding her family had also been devastated by what happened.

    The girl said she was “petrified” of the men who had “tortured” her and “hurt [her] in so many ways”, adding the experience and impact had been “horrific”.’

    The BBC should be investigated…..the same BBC that excoriates the police for their failings to stop people like Couzens or Iain Packer….

    ‘Emma’s family said she had been failed by police due to a “toxic culture of misogyny and corruption” which left Packer free to rape other women.’

    Couldn’t a similar accusation be made about the BBC whose pro-migrant mindset blinds it to crimes and abuses and leads them to ignore the possibilities and be overly enthusiastic in promoting migrants whilst attacking the supposed ‘Far-Right’? This is the BBC that claimed that the migrants who sexually abused hundreds of women in Cologne were themselves victims of a Far-Right conspiracy…..the same BBC that claimed a Pole was killed in Harlow by a racist white bloke and that Farage ‘had blood on his hands’…all a lie…and on Newsnight of course….filmed by John Sweeney as here….in fact it was the Pole who started the fight and made racist comments.

    Lol…the BBC knows it’s been caught out…..

    ‘The BBC reported this. In any situation, the BBC can only report on the facts as they stand at the time, which is what we did in this case. The Badreddins’ subsequent crimes are appalling, and we express our sincere sympathies to their victim.’

    I’m guessing he wasn’t ‘not guilty’ in that case in reality.


  7. vlad says:

    The BBC do love their muslim paedophile rapists, don’t they?


    • tomo says:

      s’funny, the BBC rarely cover lynching, shooting and battering to death of Christians by mobs in Nigeria or Pakistan…


  8. tomo says:


    Medals and cakes fo NHS bureaucrats in SNP land.

    Wales will doubtless follow if it hasn’t already.



  9. tomo says:


    • Up2snuff says:

      tomo, so many old geezers of my acquaintance, who have been jabbed up to the hilt, have caught Covid-19, or, at least, failed Lateral Flow tests for what they are worth, means that the ‘drugs don’t work’ to borrow a phrase from a song.


      • tomo says:

        Well, quite 1xjab for work travel here and £thousand or so on testing.

        Had it 3x


  10. tomo says:

    The BBC is always a self licking ice-cream


    • JohnC says:

      I expect she loves to LIE down or indugle in a few Porky-Pies when she’s not click-baiting white males in her fake forum accounts.

      The question I have is how can the BBC continue to employ someone who is proven to lie to try and advance her own career as a ‘Disinformation specialist’ ?.

      I bet 50p they didn’t ask her about that.

      And watching that clip, it seems ‘shit for idiots’ is all the BBC is good at now. All three of those are there for agenda and quota reasons.


      • MarkyMark says:

        ” how can the BBC continue to employ someone who is proven to lie to try and advance her own career as a ‘Disinformation specialist’ ” – Jimmy Saville says YES!


    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile ex-BBC colleague and Podcast to One Emily Shows Up in the US with the entire ‘team’ to pose dumb loaded questions for hits. Albeit, not many.


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Comments could be going better…


      • Guest Who says:

        Seems ‘Jewish Space Lasers’ is trending… not how BS might have hoped.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Strangely, I am very good at switching off, especially when this ditz is on the TV.


  11. JohnC says:

    One from the other arse cheek:


    How I will enjoy them all having to admit that Hayley has been totally humiliated and Trumps popularity despite all the campaigns against him truly is democracy in action.

    Actually they won’t do any of those things. And the fact they humiliate themselves in the process by hiding it is what I will really enjoy.

    Here’s how the far-Left idiots at The Guardian describe Trump:
    ‘His extremist rhetoric, especially around his plans for a second term and the targeting of his political enemies, has sparked widespread fears over the threat to American democracy that his candidacy represents.’

    And Biden:
    ‘Biden has served in politics for more than five decades and is running on a platform that includes abortion rights, gun reform and healthcare.’

    And I also notice that where no votes have been counted yet, they put Hayley at the top and Trump at the bottom. They are like spiteful children. They should have done it the other way round to save swapping them all later.

    The immense double-standards of these people never ceases to amaze me.

    None of them admit Trump is being politicially persecuted and his election promise to clear the swamp of those dirty b@st@rds is being presented as the ‘threat to democracy’ !.

    We are seeing democracy in action ‘Guardian’ and you hate it don’t you ?. I sometimes wonder what the Left would do if they were given absolute power to do whatever they wanted. Trump would have disappeared into a Gulag long ago.


  12. JohnC says:

    So looking at the ‘Super Tuesday’ results an dhow the BBC are making a big issue about Hayley winning Vermont.

    And right at the end they tag on:
    ‘Additionally, Vermont has an “open” primary, meaning that Democrats and Independents were able to cast their votes for Haley in a bid to hurt Donald Trump.’

    They don’t explain any more on that so with the BBC alarm bells ringing again, I had a look at what I could find which might be ‘unusual’.

    I discover the total people voting for the Republicans was 71,726.
    I also discover that for the Democrats it was a total of about 60,000 votes.

    So I looked at what it was last time to see if anything changed significantly. I found:

    Trump got 33,984 out of a total of 39,291 votes.
    Biden got 34,669 votes out of a total of 158,032 votes.

    Trump got 3,875 out of a total of 71,726 votes.
    Biden got 56,490 votes out of a total of about 62,000 votes.

    So 100,000 less Democrats bothered to vote for their nominee but the people voting for the Republicans went UP by 30,000 and ALL of them voted for Hayley.

    It’s starting to stink of Leftist corruption already. No wonder the BBC didn’t elaborate.

    I will watch the MSM to see who else makes this observation. If they don’t, I will consider everything else they write is worthless because of their bias.


  13. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News – it leads with a leak ‘ about the budget.. yet the biggest news is the ‘landslide’ victory of President Trump over ‘super Tuesday ‘ – of the 15 states the only one he didn’t win was Vermont …..
    This news is not ‘approved’ so will be buried . All that vitriol – all those political trials – have counted for nothing .
    Yet when Biden Obama is re elected in November it will be a free and fair election ….. not the fix we know – even in the press review our Justin and comrade Robinson ignored it . If Trump had lost a few states we’d never hear the end of it ….

    So very very BBC

    JohnC – great minds 😎


    • JohnC says:

      It’s been niggling me that it’s no small number of Democrats who suddenly decide to vote for Hayley in the Vermont Republican primary.

      It smacks of some serious organisation by people with a lot of resources. The grotesqueness of the result only stands out when you compare it to the last time – but when you do, it’s obvious what they have done. And everyone is playing along as if nothing untoward has happened. It’s so significant, it’s why the BBC casually mentioned it to cover their arse in case it turns into a stink.

      At the moment I give Trump a 20% chance of being on the ballot card in November. If they are doing this now, just imagine how far they are going to go when they start getting desperate. Obviously money and resources are no object whatsoever.

      I’m certain that if Trump is assasinated, the response by the police and Army to contain any possible civil revolt will be immediate because it will have been already prepared and they will be on standby.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Yes – l believe the mechanisms to fix and conceal the US election fraud are still in place – no doubt with a few new twists . Perhaps Vermont was a ‘test ‘ to see if the system still works .

        If / when Trump is assassinated it is an indication that Obama was not 100% sure that the fix would work . Trump supporters must be sufficiently in fear of Federal ‘law enforcement ‘ not to demonstrate their feelings after trump is killed – because of what happened to the poor devils after the Capitol demonstration…..

        I suppose for the democrats the ideal assassin would be a disgruntled trump supporter with ‘mental issues ‘ … it will also be used as a vehicle for more gun control ….

        The media – Russians – Chinese – wouid be delighted at such an event …


  14. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder what the purpose of a Budget is ? If the main changes of taxation are formally announced – such as the NI cut of 2p – why bother ? the rapidly devalued Commons and occupants really arnt worth much …


  15. andyjsnape says:

    Budget: Do councils spend too much on diversity schemes?

    bbc verify, verifying, what it would have verified before bbc verify existed lol – what is the point of it


  16. Zephir says:

    innocent palestinians celebrating



  17. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    Our Justin interviews a Republican about president trumps’ victories in primarys. Wow – I was shocked. The normal BBC practice is to use an ex Obama employee to pour vitriol on all things Trump – with our Justin nodding along ….

    … but wait – this Republican isn’t a real republican- he is a RINO – he even went so far as to say he would vote for the current senile president over President Trump – I wondered why our Justin was so relaxed – it was business as usual ….

    On this site I repeatedly say that the 2020 election was stolen – and that the 2024 election will go the same way . But suppose it is really ‘fair ‘.
    How would the BBC handle 4 more years of President Trump – would it campaign to do a ‘Nixon ‘ on him ? Special prosecutor ? Impeachment ? The usual ?


    • Rob in Cheshire says:


      Same thing last night on 5 Dead: and interview with a Democrat apparatchik, and just for balance, a Republican who voted for Biden last time!

      Goebbels would have been impressed.


  18. AsISeeIt says:

    Hunt looks to win over voters with £900 tax cut – asserts the Times

    Hunt’s tax cut gamble will put £900 in workers’ pockets – insists the Express

    Hunt slashes NI by 2p, putting £450 in workers’ pockets – replies the mildly conservative Telegraph in more modest terms. How’s that we ask? Do please explain the apparent discrepancy? £900 a year when combined with the cut announced last autumn (Telegraph)

    2p off tax – surely Tory plotters binned a prime minister and her dusky chancellor for such blatant fiscal profligacy?

    In any case dear voter, your council tax will be sure to increase to make up any difference you might notice: Councils SOS… Librarires, social care and bin collection axed despite Birmingham’s 21% tax rise (‘i’); This year’s council tax increase includes the maximum 2.99% uplift in the ‘general’ council tax element and a further 2.00% rise in the ring-fenced adult social care precept. (London Borough of Redbridge); The Southwark element of council tax has been increased by 4.99% (2% adult social care precept plus 2.99% local increase) for 2024- 25, being the maximum local council tax increase permitted without breaching the government referendum cap of 5% (London Borough of Southwark); Agree an overall 4.99% increase in the Council’s element of Council Tax for 2024/25, with 2% as a precept for Adult Social Care and a 2.99% general increase. 2.20. Agree the General Fund revenue budget for 2024/25 (London Borough of Brent)… etc, etc, ad infinitum

    Our favourite cartoonist Matt in the Telegraph crushes it this morning as he sketches a typical British householder’s lament: “So much of the Budget has leaked out that it has completely ruined the element of disappointment”

    There’s nothing typical about our BBC’s depiction of British householders. Our BBC rarely fails to disappoint in that rarified arena of so-called diversity – care of the Getty Image department.

    What time is the budget and what could be in it? (BBC) – the clickable image has an Afro-Caribbean woman apparently teaching her ethnically matched daughter to read from a children’s book.

    Where’s baby father, we wonder?

    “My Jamaican Guy” is a single by the Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, released in 1983.

    This can’t be implied to be Kwasi Kwarteng’s missus and sprog – chillin’ – as dad takes his red suitcase to work at the Commons – Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng is a British politician who served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 6 September 2022… under Liz Truss… Kwarteng was dismissed as Chancellor on 14 October after only 38 days in post. (Thank you Wiki)

    “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” is a rock and roll song written and recorded by Chuck Berry, originally released by Chess Records in September 1956… The song has been covered by many artists, including Buddy Holly, whose recording was a posthumous hit in the United Kingdom in 1963 (Thank you again Wiki)

    What would you do if you were in charge of the Budget? – offers another of our BBC’s clickable links to a collection of vox pop contributors – naturally fronted up by a lady of… you guessed it – Afro-Caribbean appearance.

    The last Tory Budget before… five to ten years in the wilderness? – probably

    Still, it gives the Guardian a chance to pretend it’s the dawn of the impending apocalypse : Hunt defies public services alarm with pre-election tax cuts (Guardian)

    Amid all this Budgetary irrelevance you may well be relieved to hear: Inside Absolutely nothing at all about the boring old Budget (Daily Star)

    What’s good for the goose… or shall we call this panto season come early?

    Sharon & Louis ‘Simon will need more Botox when he sees us’ (The Sun)

    Spanish troops change gender for more perks (Telegraph)

    ‘My boys are asking if they can wear dresses’ Giovanna Fletcher (‘i’)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit it – I hope it is the last ‘Tory’ budget Ever . It’s the deceit I object to most . Pretending to be Conservative but practicing socialism – borrowing money like it’s going out of fashion . Wasting money without shame . Just fraud .


  19. Althepalerp says:

    Personally, I think the Democrats would have a better chance of getting back Jimmy Carter to run.
    “Get Back Carter”


  20. atlas_shrugged says:

    Lockdowns a failed experiment Welsh Minister tells inquiry

    No amount of boot licking, spin and hiding from the public can give us back what this mob of politickers, modellers and activists have taken.



    • MarkyMark says:

      The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the risk factors associated with suicidal behavior and thus, prioritizing its prevention is recommended.

      Unexpected behavior changes during the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to the increasing trend of suicidal attempts reported. Domestic conflicts and violence, financial loss, anxiety and depression, and pre-existing mental health condition/s should be considered in preventing suicidal attempts and deaths secondary to the COVID 19 pandemic.




  21. tomo says:

    Good for Marjorie – hope it catches on here


    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo thank you so much 😎- but I’m concerned that I don’t know about ‘Jewish space lasers “ what does Maitliss know ? How did she find out ?

      Isn’t it refreshing for an interviewee to let one go …?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Same for BIDEN? 2018
      president has anyone sensible around him to stop impulsive behaviour

      . . . . . .

      TONIGHT: @maitlis is live from New York. She sits down with @comey and asks whether the president has anyone sensible around him to stop impulsive behaviour? #newsnight at 22:30 on @BBCTwo

      7:57 PM – Apr 19, 2018


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Love this, what a girl. I’d love to the opportunity to tell Mateless to F-Off.


      • Scroblene says:

        Becoming a busted flush is Maitlis – too many sessions with like-minded lefties and not really engaging enough to elicit real answers from people who know much more than she does!

        She and Sopes and a few other hangers-on make a good team to delude themselves that they’re ‘clever’!


  22. tomo says:

    BBC Wales is a stinking money pit


    • taffman says:

      They get no money from me.
      How many posters on this site are still paying this absurd tax?


      • Fedup2 says:

        Taffman – I think some who still pay the licence do so for family reasons ….. but to me it is the one bit of dissent from the ‘system ‘ I can perform ….. I won’t do petitions – I will only support Reform – but even that is difficult because I find it harder to support the British State anymore ….. it’s foreign to me …


    • Fedup2 says:

      I do like the way that whenever some crap on the BBC crashes ( no one watches it ) they say – it’s okay – they’ll watch it on the internet thing ….( a lie )
      ….. surely celeb big brother is always gonna – win – and I don’t think that Sheen bloke has done anything betterer than the West Wing ….


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Michael Sheen was a perfectly good actor once. Unfortunately, like many actors, he seems to have developed a Messiah complex. Someone needs to tell him he’s really not that special.


      • Fedup2 says:

        So perfectly cast as Brian Clough young man ….


        • Scroblene says:

          Fed, I only vaguely recall the name, so checked on Wiki for some advice…

          By Golly, don’t these people fawn all over their entries like a rash these days? ‘Slebs’ who actually seem to have done absolutely everything, parade with all their ‘credits’ and other trashy stuff from the local rags is all included! But still most people have never heard of them!

          Luvvie, luvvie, luvvie…

          Mind you, I thought he rode a damned good motorcycle race in his heyday though…


  23. tomo says:

    So Ursula Van der Leyen’s mad buying of billions of doses has a reason then?


  24. tomo says:


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      The McCanns are rumoured to have been Government “spys” of some kind.


  25. Fedup2 says:

    I’ve just done 90 minutes listening to someone called John Gray – who is apparently a leading UK philosopher – on the YouTube

    He fits with my deeply pessimistic view of the world -namely

    1 – whoever wins the US election- 40% will believe the president is not legitimate

    2 the US has so many problems it may turn in on itself leaving Europe in an even more dangerous position

    3 the UK is in a rapidly declining state – with too many barriers to getting anything done – whoever is in power –

    4 labour will win but they don’t have much by way of ‘beliefs ‘

    5 when values are turned into rights – enforceable by law – there will only be trouble is a sizeable proportion of people don’t believe in those values in the first place

    6 hyperliberalisim is a western ‘joke ‘ of self destruction and division

    7 the EU is heading Right

    8 – if there is a bigger war – it will be by accident …

    Amongst other things ….

    Mr Gray repeatedly refers to ‘far right ‘ and ‘populism ‘ which I find unusual for a ‘deep thinker ‘ but I suppose it is common language ….

    … but the overal tenor is deep pessimism ….

    But I think the UK should be re arming so that if it does go bad we can go out with bigger bangs ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, I am not sure Labour will win the General Election. I don’t know what the result will be. I suspect it might be like 2010, previously I thought the PM might do a ‘Dave’ and win 12-15 seats for a majority or do a Theresa May in 2017 and just shade it with the help of the Ulster Democrats and maybe Reform if they win a seat or two.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m not quite sure of my previous forecast of a 200 majority – perhaps it will only be 100 now – for Labour . I can’t think why any one would vote ‘Conservative ‘ when they have totally failed across all fields ….


  26. Zephir says:

    “Will Musk bankroll Trump? Billionaire holds meeting with ex-president as he considers whether to throw his $200b fortune behind efforts to remove Biden from White House

    Musk met Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday, according to a report
    The Tesla creator has previously donated to Republicans and Democrats
    Recently, Musk has hit out at Biden’s immigration policies and the administration’s slammed ‘woke’ agenda”



    • MarkyMark says:

      Build a hospital instead?


    • tomo says:

      They don’t need to advertise / pay people to canvas – they need to systematically target the DNC-Deep State operatives and methods in the swing states. Monitor Google and Facebook.

      US MSM ridicule needs amping up too.


  27. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I had bbbc radio newcastle on this morning at 7 to listen to the news and find out how Trump done but there was no mention at all. No mention at the 7:30 news either.
    It was then that I knew Trump had done very well.


  28. G says:

    Morning all.

    I suspect that fellow contributors here can/will confess to not being (at the very least) comfortable with things in general. The speed at which everything is deteriorating in the UK (much less Worldwide) is now very obvious and only a bloody idiot would fail to see/understand that fact. But still our, “Worlds Most Trusted” broadcaster fails to explore and represent the truths emanating from, if any exploration at all. Otherwise this blind adherence to manipulating the truth to suit WEF/Marxist/Islamic demands is now very obvious.

    BBC World Service had a run on ‘Trump’ news during the ‘Small Hours’. If anyone questioned the BBC’s subtle and manipulative biases toward DJT, no better than the reporting of DJT on World Service (“Another beauty” – remember that?), importantly being broadcast to the World. Who better which to convince the World that DJT is erratic and a criminal to-boot?

    It is now obvious that every State controlled entity is lined with Fifth Columnists. How anyone can sort it out (or being prepared to) beats me.

    Welcome to the Third starving World. Starving including the rationed NHS/GP service……………….


  29. Zephir says:

    Thank you Marjorie Taylor Green for saying to that Maitless thing what so many over here would have liked to say.


  30. Fedup2 says:

    If Maitliss and her banker husband were short of a few bob she could charge a fiver for fans to walk up and tell her to eff off ….theyd be queuing round the block …


  31. andyjsnape says:

    Under bbc “news”:-

    MP says depiction of Milton Keynes in EastEnders is ‘out of order’

    Get a grip bbc, this isn’t news


  32. Fedup2 says:

    Seems that n Haley is to withdraw from the nomination race in a speech at 3pm ? Wednesday afternoon ….. popcorn … will she be nice or nasty to the true president …. ?


  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    David wants more laws against spreading fake news, but possibly just for certain situations and not others.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Septimius Severus and black Roman soldiers
      London has a rich mix of people and cultures from all over the world. The population is constantly changing and people have been coming and going for centuries. In the past years a lot of black and Asian people have settled in parts of Britain.

      Many years ago, there was an African Roman Emperor, Septimius Severus, who ruled large parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. When he came to Hadrian’s Wall in 208AD, there were black soldiers already stationed there, they had travelled right across the Empire.



    • tomo says:

      Aaronovitch was a fat, stupid, arrogant commie c*nt when head of the NUS back in the day – time hasn’t improved him any.


  34. Terminal Moraine says:

    Last week ONS decide to change their reporting on excess deaths; now it’s DWP’s turn to fiddle the books:


  35. MarkyMark says:

    Rishi – stop the boats – ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


    . . . ..

    Theresa May on immigration … from ‘hard’ line to ‘pink no line’ …

    2012 … “Two and a half years ago, the coalition government was formed, and we made a clear promise to the British public. After thirteen years of uncontrolled mass immigration, this government would reduce and control immigration.” – Theresa May 2012

    2015 … “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society.” – Theresa May 2015

    2018 … “Over the years, overall, immigration has been good for the UK. It has brought people with different backgrounds, different outlooks here to the UK,” – Theresa May 2018



  36. BRISSLES says:

    After walking the dog, I came in halfway through the financial waffle, and the only item to catch my eye was ….. 1 million pounds for a Muslim war memorial ! WTF ? why ? I’d have thought that a million would be better spent being divvied up between the victims of Muslim atrocities and grooming.

    I didn’t hear the ins and outs of this proposal but I doubt it will go down well with tax payers.


    • tomo says:

      not this tax payer – they can Foxtrot Oscar


    • Deltic says:

      Brissles, It disgusts me to hear that the British Taxpayer is paying for a Muslim War Memorial.
      My late father worked as a slave on the Death Railway in Burma and what he saw haunted him for the rest of his life. The last thing that he said to me before he passed away aged 89 was “don’t let the Japs get me”.
      From what I understand the memorial commemorating the atrocities that were inflicted on our brave troops was not unveiled in London until 2012 and had to be paid for by public subscription. However it seems when it comes to certain communities the government go out of their way to splash our cash.


  37. Guest Who says:

    Bet even Sopes and Larry giggled a bit.



  38. digg says:

    The closest US equivalent to the BBC in its bias over twisting and bending its news coverage is CNN.

    However a new particularly nasty trend seems to be underway at CNN.

    This article is a classic… In It the CNN reporter berates the New York Times for not making their news stories more aggressively anti-Trump at any cost.


    That stance perfectly illustrates that the CNN author of this piece, described as a Persian-American believes the job of journalism is to pick a political side then to go about damaging the opposition side in every way possible with no regard to truth or veracity.

    In other words if you can’t find a story that might damage the Republicans and Trump then simply make one up!

    This is not journalism or even a pretence at journalism, it’s political gutter activism of the worse kind which any reputable news channel should never indulge in.


    • Guest Who says:

      Recall being in awe of a CNN reporter live describing a cruise missile going past his hotel balcony in Baghdad.

      Now it’s JezBo, in Tel Aviv, in the comfy chair, with a ballistic helmet and custom stretch flak jacket with ‘DUCK’ on it. Passing on ‘verified’ stuff from the BBC’s men behind the kids.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Good to have various wings of the Obama media having pops at each other . Perhaps this will intensify as the popularity of President Trump increases as the year progresses… or maybe it’s just a smokescreen ….


  39. Guest Who says:


    “BBC Verify is facing growing concern that it couldn’t lie straight if it popped out of its cubicle for a quick fag, and got zapped by a Kosher space bagel”


  40. andyjsnape says:

    John Lewis and Co-op to increase minimum pay for staff

    “Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi, Lidl and M&S have all said they will increase pay”

    bbc reports the obvious, Yes bbc the minimum wage is going up, these companies aren’t doing anyone a favour – its law


  41. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – Budget Day EP with the Chancellor of the Exchequer in combatitive mode

    The Montacutie is suprised how rowdy the House was but I think that was because Jeremy Hunt continually provoked the Labour Party with his constant digs in their direction, barring the one aimed at Ed Davey of the Limp non-Dems. Jokes were not as good as George Osborne’s.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Summary – no surprises – no income tax moves – NI cuts offset by community tax increases – nothing on social care – dross ….


    • Fedup2 says:

      I was watching it on Parliament TV – and enjoyed the Deputy Speakers’ discomfort at having to call a division to have votes on the procedural tax rises after the Hunt nonsense – it was demanded – it seems – by the snp as part of their war against the labour speaker ….
      The gap gave Starmer unusual time to respond – but the speech was already written so made no difference to the inevitable blah blah to mirror the Hunt rubbish …


  42. Guest Who says:

    And what about the car park?

    In a lonely VIP carpark, a Fiat 500 quietly rusts.


  43. tomo says:




    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Darren Henry (UKMP),

      Parliament’s £13 billion restoration.

      HS2 £150 billion, original budget £36 billion.

      Track and Trace £37 billion – no tracking or tracing where this money went.

      £1.1bn of COVID small business loans identified as fraud

      £4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”

      13 + 150 + 37 + 1.1+ 4 = £205 billion

      Nuclear reactor = £6 billion

      Yours sincerely,


  44. andyjsnape says:

    Budget summary: Key points from Jeremy Hunt’s speech, bbc reports

    £1m for a memorial to honour Muslims who fought for Britain during World War One and Two

    Wouldn’t want to offend them


    • MarkyMark says:

      £1 million to Rotherham raped kids?


      • atlas_shrugged says:

        £1M should go to the Poles for WW2 efforts:

        Invention of mine detector
        Superhet radio
        Pioneering work on the Bombe that fed into Bletchley Park Enigma decryption
        Winning the battle at Monte Casino
        157 Polish SOE men and 1 women sent off from Gibraltar Farm
        Polish 302/303 RAF airforce squadrons
        Not being allowed to take part in the victory parade


        • Fedup2 says:

          Maybe they’ll put up something for the Muslims / Indians who fought against the British for the dirty jap ….


          • Scroblene says:

            It must cost hundreds of thousands to police the muslim ‘marches’ each weekend, so maybe, instead of doing a replica of an Ed Miliband chocolate tablet, they can spend the money on protecting a few indigenous British citizens from the crazy nutters who infest our streets with boring regularity!

            Even let the Beeboids get involved, but as it’s the weekend, they’re not available…


  45. tomo says:

    Those are not allegations – they are stated objectives


    • Richard Pinder says:

      There shalt be three cruse missiles. One shalt hit the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HQ in Seattle. One shalt hit the Welcome Trust HQ in London, and one shalt hit the Rockefeller Foundation HQ in New York.

      I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.

      Revelation 2:13


      • moggiemoo says:

        If London was turned into a smoking shithole, would the rest of the country care? Or even notice?


  46. digg says:

    It’s the small things that often gives the BBC’s bias away!

    The BBC give away their attitude and bias simply by the way they frame things such as names.

    Take this para from today’s website

    “….It comes after President Joe Biden and Trump swept the state primaries that were held on Super Tuesday, setting them on course for a rematch in November”.


    In this vindictive piece, Biden gets the full respectful title “President Joe Biden” whilst “Ex-President Donald Trump” gets just the derisory “Trump!”

    It screams bias and invites loathing!

    Then again they show the response by Haley acknowledging Donald Trumps Victory…

    The BBC headline…

    ” Haley quotes Thatcher and says Trump must ‘earn our votes'”

    The video…


    She actually refers to him as “Donald Trump” but the BBC headline edited her statement to take out his first name….

    It’s not sloppy reporting, it’s a deliberate, intentional and childish attempt at the political and personal demeaning of someone they hate.


    • Non Snowflake says:

      This is nothing new. One of the most blatant ones of recent years was at the Wimbledon ladies finals. Whenever the black Serena Williams or black Venus Williams were in the final they were always referred to as Serena or Venus (respectfully), but their white opponents referred to simply by their surname, eg “Kerber” in 2018 or “Halep” in 2019.

      There was actually some publicity about this, and some criticism levelled at Sue Barker for the commentary.

      The tip of the iceberg really.


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        One that I remember was the (vaguely Black) golfer Tiger Woods. I got sick of hearing him referred to as “Tiger” instead of just “Woods” or “Tiger Woods”. Nick Faldo was never “Nick” but “Faldo” or “Nick Faldo”. Even the great Jack Nicklaus was usually “Nicklaus” and only occasionally “Jack” IIRC.

        Another pathetic piece of BBC infantilism was the reaction of BBC snooker presenter Hazel Irvine, when having to talk about the player Judd Trump some time in the period 2017-2021. The fact that he shared a surname with the then US President was not relevant.

        Am I supposed to raise an eyebrow at anyone called Brown because I didn’t like the former UK PM of that name? Of course not, it would be ridiculous.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Love his excited face.

    I am hugely excited to announce my tour.

    Not much excitement elsewhere. Early days.


  48. Guest Who says:

    Champion speaks from experience.



  49. Guest Who says:

    BBC Verify are on the ground determining the cause of the fire. They’ve interviewed a key eyewitness wearing a keffiyeh who claims he saw an Israeli jet overhead.