389 Responses to Midweek 13th March 2024

  1. Fred Stubber says:

    Am I first?



  2. Sluff says:

    It’s the 10 pm BBC news. And they are STILL banging on about poor old mathematician Dianne Abbott allegedly being on the receiving end of hurty words FIVE years ago.
    Meanwhile spineless Blue Labour are retreating fast and hanging out the alleged commentator to dry.
    Ironically the BBC coverage shows Abbott’s comments when first being elected. She specifically references the ‘black community’ with pride. But apparently that’s not racist.
    Absolutely pathetic. We are getting to a stage where BAMEs are totally immune from criticism.

    The story is of course nothing really to do with racism but an entirely politically-based ploy by the Guardian to get the Tories to repay a large donation.


    • Deborah says:

      Five years ago for the Abbott comments and GBNews still had Ashworth, faux indignation, demanding the money is paid back. But Angie Raynor’s capital gain and Rachel Reeves said it was time to move on and the MSM promptly did.

      And dare I mention the BBC’s Jo Brand wanting to throw battery acid over our Nigel? Just as serious suggestion as having Abbott shot, but as Jo is a friend of the BBC and Left she can say what she wants.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Debs, Yes, that’s right, lefties rule the roost. If we have another Labour Government I expect a slow slide into decline and the rise of a one world Socialist Government.

        I’ve had the Irving Berlin song tune playing in my head for the last few days: ‘Let’s face the music and dance’.
        “There may be trouble ahead
        But while there’s music and moonlight (moonlight and music) and love and romance
        Let’s face the music and dance
        Before the fiddlers have fled,
        Before they ask us to pay the bill, and while we still have that chance
        Let’s face the music and dance
        Soon, we’ll be without the moon, humming a different tune – and then…
        There may be teardrops to shed
        So (But) while there’s music and moonlight (moonlight and music) and love and romance
        (Let’s face the music and dance, dance)
        (Let’s face the music – let’s here [sic] that music)
        Let’s face the music and dance”

        The ‘tribulation’ is on its way.


    • JohnC says:

      Deliberately accusing white people of being racist whenever you can is just as racist as anything else. And Abbott has done that many times. As has Lammy. They are both racists.

      But not in the BBC Leftist world because those doing that are always black and their agenda is anti-white so we have this bizarre situation where only whites are ever accused of being racist.

      It’s hypocrisy and double standards on an epic scale. The same scale of how pathetic Sunak has turned out to be. Maybe he can become the first BAME Archbishop of Canterbury after he leads the Tories into oblivion later this year and then the REAL disintegration of our country starts.


    • Doublethinker says:

      You need to be considerate of those who , like dear Dianne, are a bit short in numeracy department.
      Ten is the number of fingers and thumbs on both hands.
      Five is the number of fingers and thumbs on one hand.

      As a little exercise can you tell us how many sets of five there are in ten?

      Diannne replied that she wanted nothing to do with advanced mathematics because it was a white supremacy conspiracy to suppress people like her who believed in the power of voodoo.


    • Flotsam says:

      Diane Abbot has suggested if the Tories are struggling to repay the £10m they could pay in easy monthly installments of say 6 of £2M.


      • moggiemoo says:

        When you consider the levels of interest often added to payments by installments, that could well be accurate, albeit unintentionally.


      • MarkyMark says:

        David Cameron to sell singing birthday cards!


    • StoinesJhonsen says:

      This situation highlights the complexities surrounding discussions of race and politics. It’s crucial to address concerns of racism seriously, but it’s equally important not to overlook instances where political agendas may be at play. Striking a balance between accountability and fair treatment for all individuals is essential for fostering a truly inclusive society.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Stoines …. Do you think this nonsense is another desperate attempt by blue labour to buy the votes it is about to lose ?

        A more practical solution would be for the met plod to be removed from control by a Muslim and put back under the Home Secretary – to fire the woke senior command and get someone able to protect Jews in London and protect London itself from Islam and Hamas …..Islam cannot integrate – it is what it is and exploits weakness where it finds it … and there’s a lot of weakness about …


  3. Guest Who says:

    This is insane

    Canadian law would allow judges to hand down life sentences for “speech crimes” (no, this isn’t a joke)

    🚨BREAKING | Former Flemish parliamentarian Dries Van Langenhove @DVanLangenhove has just been sentenced to 1 year IN PRISON because supposedly “racist memes” were shared in a private group chat he was a part of.
    This is the absolute state of freedom of speech in Europe. They’re jailing patriotic dissidents. Next time they’ll do this to me, you or anyone who goes against the globalist regime.
    I’m seriously lost for words here. This is full blown tyranny and we should fight it with all our might.

    Police in the Netherlands pay Dutch comedian Hans Teeuwen a personal house call after he made jokes about the mayor of Amsterdam. Welcome to the new normal.

    Welcome to the madhouse, Elon; seems it is global.


    • G says:

      Still silence, again from Reform (gotta be 3rd 4th time asking): “What existing and/or shortly to be laid legislation will you immediately revoke/abolish if in power?”

      Simple question, apparently unanswerable. Use the question if you want to stop incoming unsolicited emails for membership donations etc.


  4. digg says:

    As the UK police try to crack down on drugs and driving, and especially cannabis, we now have a US/Canadian company advertising cannabis products on national TV in the UK.

    Look up curaleaf and you will be blitzed with results from this company.

    They are huge and obviously trying to catch the attention of an ageing population of once younger middle class drug takers who are now entering middle age. The sale is thinly disguised as medical but in such a sham way as to be charlatan.

    This is all about money and legalising drug taking and makes a mockery of all laws around the use and abuse of mind altering drugs such as cannabis and alcohol etc.

    I am flabbergasted by the dual standards that this trend represents. This must surely signal the beginning of the end of Western civilisation where money trumps common sense and society bows down to the nutters and the greedy.


    • Deborah says:

      A year or two ago there was Claudia Winkleman and Davina McCall, on separate adverts, in longish monologues advertising CBD oil. Claudia is one of the highest paid women on the BBC. I am not sure whether Davina is BBC or ITV but appears so frequently I cannot think she needs the money.

      I am not sure quite what CBD is meant to do. Davina I believe an ex heroin addict so i would think would avoid all drugs.

      I know a gentleman who extolled the pain relief from CBD as it worked for pain he had in his legs…..until he told his doctor. The doctor apparently almost screamed at him. The man was on heart pills and the contraindications with CBD were serious. This is the damage that these highly paid drug promoting tv luvvies can cause.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Debs, CBD is used to ease the symptoms of autism and may have a therapeutic effect for Parkinson sufferers as well. It is being pushed by ‘an industry’ that probably has legalisation of narcotics behind it. I cannot remember the number of uses CBD has. A Pharmacist friend was responsible for several Care Homes in her last employment for the NHS. She noted that as she inspected the drug regimes in the Care Home that there were many people being cared for who were of a certain age and who had brains scrambled by cannabis use in the 1960s and 1970s. Some were even as young as in their late 40s!


        • Deborah says:

          I’m not surprised, Up2. A senior cardiologist and good friend once told me that many of his patients in their 40s and 50s were due to cocaine use. I learned many years ago that cannabis was 20x more carcinogenic than tobacco and modern cannabis is apparently much stronger than stuff of the 1960s and 1970s. When I hear of increasing rates of cancer, I just wonder. And I know a young man who had to spend 3 years in a psychiatric unit after what he told his future mother-in-law was his first joint. When I hear of the increasing demands for mental health care, people who cannot work because of anxiety issues, etc I just wonder how many are drug related. I have no evidence just an overactive brain not addled by drugs.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Deborah – I’m really with you on all of that – I’m sure I see the side effects of cocaine use pretty regularly – the hyperactivity – shortness of temper ….
            As for cannabis – I despise smoking in any form – and the personality disorder cause by regular cannabis use can be ‘good ‘.
            But there is the same sort of noisy enthusiasts for use as there is for internet censorship by the parents of dead teenagers who spent too long on social media ….

            BTW – god knows what fentynl will do ….


            • G says:

              Over the years, when pressed to try those sort of drugs, one reply seemed to stop any future pressure: “Forget it, I’ve got enough problems with booze”. That was, is seems, simply a minimal ‘ticket’ ‘level’ into their /Club.


  5. Sluff says:

    Time for another game of BBC join the dots.

    Biggish story today is the ripoff of pet owners by vets. As a long time owner of one or more cats I am very sure there is a lot of truth in this. Try finding a price list for your local vet.

    It stems from the willingness of many pet owners to pay whatever is necessary to keep their beloved pets going.

    Here’s the join the dots bit. If so many are prepared to pay so much for the health of their pets………..how come we are so vilified if we want to spend money on our own healthcare, rather than rely on the totally useless nationalised NHS?

    A question strangely not asked by the BBC.
    Perhaps the solution is a taxpayer funded NVS. That’s National Vetinarary Service.


    • digg says:

      With respect Sluff, in answer to your proposition, why should Joe-No-Dogs or cats or goldfish Bloggs be expected to cough up to fix up mad cat ladies flock of moggies?

      Maybe it would be more sensible to bring back the idea of a National pet license where all owners of pets would be obliged to pay say a tenner a week per animal into a national fund which would then be used to fix up poorly pets?


      • Sluff says:

        You may not have spotted the tongue firmly in my cheek reference the last sentence.
        But isnt that the Far left’s solution to everything? Nationalisation or collectivisation?
        And the NHS works so well, doesn’t it?


        • Fedup2 says:

          Maybe pets and vets should be included in the NHS – would only add 5 billion to the cost – which is nothing …


    • JohnC says:


      I think it stems from the fact that owners now feel they must have pet insurance in order to cover the ridiculous vet bills. £30 just to look at our last Alsation for 2 minutes.

      Then – when everyone has to have the insurance – they gradually inflate all their charges. They even take care of all the claims so you don’t even have to know what it cost.

      I often smile if I watch ‘All creatures Great and Small’ when they say they can’t make ends meet. The vets round our way are driving new land rovers with private plates.


      • Doublethinker says:

        But at least in our neck of the woods the Vets are British with reputable credentials from high quality veterinary colleges, you can understand what they are saying and you can get an appointment quickly and have confidence in the treatment.
        I don’t know how much of my tax bill goes to the NHS but it will be a fair bit. What do I get for it? Ever growing waiting times , almost impossible to see a GP, staff I have trouble understanding , serious worries that they are properly qualified ( do they have a good medical school in Timbuktu) and doubts about the treatment.


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      We have three cats, and consider the vets we use to charge very reasonably. Instant treatment, diagnosis and care package. We’ve never had to wait X months to see a consultant. I would much rather be in their care than my local GP but they keep telling me they are not allowed to tend “human” animals. 🙁


      • Scroblene says:

        Same here, LL…

        We pay £19.00 a month for Lin Vet Care at our local vets!

        For that we get all the preventative stuff for fleas and worms for the dog, plus the annual jabs, and a couple of consultations thrown in for good measure!

        The two main vets are Italian and absolutely charming, as are the assistants – and very helpful!

        We do insure her for bigger stuff too, so apart from an excess, she costs about forty quid a month, which is something we feel is worthwhile!

        I’d only spend it on booze if we didn’t insure her…)!


    • G says:

      Shut down many vet surgeries and put them all into (human) training. After all, they are, ‘half way there’ are they not?


  6. Philip_2 says:

    Government recommends reforms to boost public trust in the BBC following a review at the mid-point of its 11 year Charter

    PRESS RELEASE was January 2024.


    I must have missed it. There have been several investigations into the BBC biases and illegal practices (usually internal pay practices) but also a wide range of irregular ‘distortions’ they call ‘News & Opinion’.

    At the start of the BBC (TEN YEAR) Charter (Parliamentary scrutiny committee is allowed to comment on the obvious abuses since last Charter review). But its only half way through the current one and its unchanged, since last review and the bias, if anything has got worse since Blair was last in residence.

    As its general election time of year and so unsurprisingly we have: two issues highlighted. At last Conservatives, realise they must do something.

    (1) Review recommends greater independent scrutiny of complaints handling, improving transparency for commercial media organisations, and extending Ofcom oversight over more BBC online services.

    (2) BBC urged to better reflect diverse views and opinions in decision-making and improve engagement with underserved audience groups, among other key recommendations.

    In short. BBC will carry on, OFCOM will not touch BBC, they would prefer to go after GB News! and (2) what that means for the BBC will be more minority interest lobby groups (DEI) which is Diversity Ethnics and Inclusion. More Perversions, Islam, and general weirdness. Anti British ethnics.

    The BBC Charter is a thin fig-leaf to ensure that its get the TV license charter to charge the entire UK for Broadcasting services, that we no longer want, need or care for, or even watch more than once.

    So its all false flag. No change to the BBC. Untouchable again.
    Until the next Charter Review in five years time. Then it has to stop. TV license is totally outdated. It was forty years ago!


  7. taffman says:

    “UK to pay failed asylum seekers to move to Rwanda under new scheme”
    We have the most supine government in British history.
    Kick the wasters out !


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Pay French fishermen to ‘become fishers of men’.

      £1M per boat towed back to France would be a bargain for the UK.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Plenty more to come … Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.



    • MarkyMark says:

      CAPITAL GANGLAND Turkish & Albanian gangs have joined forces to terrorise London – as they mock ‘weak’ UK and flaunt guns on TikTok
      A fugitive Albanian drug lord who flooded the UK with cocaine was last month arrested in the Turkish city of Istanbul
      Grace Macaskill
      Published: 22:02, 15 Dec 2023


  8. JohnC says:

    Biden classified files report: Robert Hur hearing highlights partisan divide

    So someone writes something Biden doesn’t like and suddenly he’s up in front of Congress defending it. Where he was told:

    “You were not born yesterday, you understood exactly what you were doing,” he said. “It was a political choice. It was the wrong choice.”

    After everything we have witnessed from the Democrats and their relentless politicial persecution after Jan 06 and the dozens of cases they have opened against Trump along with all the more extreme Democrat Judges being appointed to oversee them, it really makes my blood boil.

    These are the new Nazis and they must be stopped. The BBC are 100% part of the problem. They report all this propaganda without comment and all wrapped in their intricate ways of making people believe the truth they want them to believe.

    I really hope Trump wins in November and doesn’t hold back when holding these people to account.


  9. Zephir says:

    5 years after this, in an election year, all of a sudden…

    “A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said earlier: ‘On Monday, 11 March officers from the Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team were contacted in relation to a report about an MP that appeared in the Guardian.

    ‘We are assessing the matter and are liaising with West Yorkshire Police as the alleged incident is believed to have taken place in Leeds.

    ‘Officers from the Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team remain in contact with the MP.'”

    And now, of course the TfL dwarf is wading in, ignoring all the islamist threats to MPs


  10. Fedup2 says:

    No Toady watch – I’m bothering less and less with Today and just rely on the 0530 propaganda to hear the narrative for the day .
    The attention some wealthy fool is getting over his personal comments suggests ‘deflection ‘ – but from what ? Is it the deputy shadow PM allegedly practicing tax fraud ? Or the Israel / Jew haters in the red Labour Party ?

    Now starmer is further deflecting by saying he’ll have a vote on legalising killing because the soon to be dead Esther rancid wants one ….. surely that will get overwhelming support in order to get rid of even more European non Muslims ?

    So at PMqs starmer will ask Sunak about giving donated money back . Sunak will cite a Hamas supporter who has given money to labour …. And mention buying council houses

    There will be a dig at Lee Anderson / George Galloway . Perhaps mr Galloway will get to ask a question- ?that will take 5 minutes …. And nothing changes … but maybe sunak will call the election and end his political career in May as opposed to November …


  11. andyjsnape says:

    UK to pay failed asylum seekers to move to Rwanda under new scheme

    “It will be open to anyone whose asylum claim has been rejected by the UK” ???? So they have been rejected and we still offer the illegals £3000!

    The world might as well come here, the worst they will get is £3000 of tax payers money


    • markh says:

      If we can get rid of the bastards for £3,000 each I’d say that’s a bargain, as long that’s the end of it.


  12. andyjsnape says:

    Its the religion of peace, again

    Norway gay bar gun attack video shown as trial starts


    • Fedup2 says:

      Andy – it must be a tricky one for the BBC to balance enthusiasm for all things queer with all things Islam . How the BBC doesn’t see that Islam sees queerdom as evil – with no soft c of e type attitude will one day bite it ….

      If I recall a trial ended last week where a Muslim actively targeted queers to rob them – but it’s a non story …


      • andyjsnape says:

        Hello Fedup2

        I’m fedup with the bbc 🙂


        • Fedup2 says:

          George Galloway made his second maiden speech yesterday – 8 minutes on YouTube – few MPs there to hear it . I don’t like Galloway as a man or politician – but he sure can speechify ….he highlights that the budget was really nothing ….


        • Fedup2 says:

          Andy – the last place to listen to the bbc is on 4extra – but it is woke as the rest – for a chap like me it’s a challenge to find quality stuff from when the bbc was the bbc – pre 2010 ? Perhaps? The rot set in but then speeded up …


  13. Fedup2 says:

    It seems that a number of scientists have written to the covid inquiry suggesting it is failing to examine the effects of lockdowns .
    Separately the incoming labour chancellor is making noises about getting vast numbers of benefits junkies to go to work .
    Wouldn’t it be something is red labour lands up acting like tories because even they can see the finances are under huge strain dealing with welfare – nhs – debt interest ….?/


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      In a word NO . I haven’t joined them for years and after Lenny’s speech about white saviours visiting African countries glad I didn’t. I understand donations look impressive but are now swallowed by administration and fees to the celebrities involved .


      • andyjsnape says:

        Hello Mrs Kitty

        From 2017…

        Currently… The highest-paying job at BBC Children in Need is a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a salary of £99,949 per year (estimate)


        • MarkyMark says:

          It’s all for Charity!

          “In 2006, it was revealed long-running host Sir Terry Wogan had been paid more than £10,000 to anchor the TV appeal, on top of his £800,000-a-year Radio 2 salary.”

          Terry Wogan: ‘Savile’s Crimes An Open Secret At The BBC.’ | theneedleblog


          • Fedup2 says:

            Show business … does caste a shadow of the morality of the likes of wogan … decent people would assume he did it for nothing …. But then again charities depend on the gullibility of emotionally conditioned mugs …


          • JohnC says:

            Someone in the press asked Wogan when the BBC would do something about Saville and he replied ‘Isn’t that your job’. It showed me what a complete steaming pile of pathetic, corrupt scum both are full of. Not an ethic between them.

            The place to find out exactly what any celebrity is really like is to read their autobiography:

            I started Wogans and after the first chapter I stopped because it was very clear that he was a man with a very large ego who considered himself above the mortals who funded him – but he was very clever at self-deprecation to make us all think he was humble and modest.

            Don’t get me wrong : he was a brilliant broadcaster with natural wit but he absolutely knew how to play the public and the showbiz game to his own best advantage.

            I’m currently reading Paul O’Grady’s second book who I like more and more as I read it. Not because of what a good person he was (he was a bit of a rogue) – but what a down-to-earth bloke true to his roots with no airs and graces he remained despite his success.


          • Doublethinker says:

            Is that the great Bobby Charlton that he is with? Bobby looks very uncomfortable .


    • MarkyMark says:

      519 GRANTS
      519 GRANTS
      In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.


      Tom Shropshire (Dec 15, 2023 10:05 GMT)
      Samir R. Patel (Dec 15, 2023 14:35 GMT)

      519 GRANTS

      £0.25M RAISED FOR

      We are supporting children’s development
      and growth.
      Comic Relief continued to fund a program with
      the Foreign, Commonwealth and Devlopment
      Office (FCDO) called All In, All Learning! which
      aims to improve educational opportunities
      and outcomes for the most disadvantaged
      children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

      Click to access Comic_Relief_DPS_HR_Annual_Accounts_2022-2023.pdf


    • markh says:

      Is that still on? Desperate, desperate stuff that should been euthanased years ago.


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Does the Trades Description Act apply to Red Nose Day? Certainly not fit for purpose, and definitely not what was advertised.


    • Sluff says:

      Thanks Andy.
      I was going to watch the BBC Red Nose Day but unfortunately it clashes with having my toenails removed without anaesthetic.


  14. AsISeeIt says:

    Race organisers go woke

    It’s somewhat of a posh people’s edition today

    The left-leaning Guardian celebrates with a frontpage pictorial feature: Racing fans turn out in style at soggy Cheltenham – who would have placed a bet on the long shot that our public sector worker-oriented Gruan would don a fascinator for the sport of kings – on school day, to boot

    Times and Gruan coalesce as the formerly-conservative, former paper of record, joins the Manchester-origin paper of liberal protest at the establishment in featuring a pic of the leisured trackside posh set at play: The enthusiasm of punters on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival (Times)

    Not that one ought to complain at that rare sight of contemporary women wearing female clothes these days.

    The Guardian seems to be on a nostalgic costume drama kick: Under the bonnets Behind the scenes at Merchant Ivory

    Under starter’s orders

    The mildly-conservative Telegraph complains: Ladies Day has had a gender-neutral rebrand of the centuries-old tradition to become Style Wednesday, race organisers announced.

    One ponders for moment how precisely a gender-neutral rebrand might manifest itself at the race track? Colts and stallions transitioning via gelding-status to end up as fillies and mares?

    Were one visiting the Wolf’s Lair bunker – at any date after Stalingrad 1943 – assuming one wasn’t that bloke carrying a bomb in one’s briefcase – one might reasonably be cautious of the reaction whilst presenting the Führer with the latest up to date map of the military position on the eastern front

    And so apparently it is these days with our BBC: Ukraine in maps: Tracking the war with Russia… By the Visual Journalism Team BBC News (Last update 21 February)

    The FT reassures its globalist audience: China can sustain its ‘communist capitalism’ – there you go Rishi and Sir Keir – there’s still hope for your model for our British economy there… ‘communist capitalism’ can work chaps! Just as it did with Lockdown – China shows the way.

    The Mail enjoys a good Royal story – and if the Royals don’t give it to them – they’ll make one up anyway: Wills and Kate should come clean about what’s REALLY going on – or they’ll drown in quagmire of they’re own making (Sarah Vine, Daily Mail) – quagmire… nice word for our media to employ

    Even the jokey blokey Daily Star is putting on airs and graces today: Piggy Britain… OINK! End of table manners as we chew with our mouths open & won’t EVER put phone down – what, despite free school dinners?

    Who would have thought the tabloid Star would have come over all Emily Post?

    When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11-12)

    Camilla is a Barbie girl! Queen Camilla’s funny remark as she’s given a lookalike Barbie doll: ‘Taken 50 years off! (Express)

    Whereas Princess Kate’s secret cosmetic surgery… – sorry, this comment has been amateurishly photoshopped out of this press review and all major press agencies have issued Mr AsI a Kill Notice

    As the Times increasingly aligns with the Guardian, so Starmer aligns with a Daily Express campaign

    Starmer will allow assisted dying vote (Telegraph)

    A Labour policy announcement somewhat awkwardly juxtaposed today with these headlines: What have they done with our loved ones’ bodies? (Daily Mail); 3 held over ‘£76m care home con’ (giveaway Metro) – two incidents clearly indicating we now live in such a high trust society that we can rest assured that any strict new assisted dying rules will be perfectly observed and well applied.

    And finally – the joke story: Scared Diane calls cops… as Sunak admits Tory donor’s attack ‘racist’ (Mirror) – further comment would seem superfluous


    • Fedup2 says:

      What will assisted dying do for house prices ? The pharma industry ? Daytime TV adverts ? Amazon / Argos assisted dying kits? YouTube videos of DIY assisted dying ? The insurance industry ? Life insurance ? Undertakers ? The voters ‘register ? Assisted dying tax breaks ? Get your state pension earlier by signing an assisted dying contract?


  15. Sluff says:

    Oh the irony.
    On Toady, a lengthy piece with the Archbishop/Imam of Canterbury on the issue of a new definition of extremism. He cites the importance of freedom of speech.

    This freedom presumably does not extend to saying hurty words about Dianne Abbott. Which is STILL the main news on Toady.

    The BBC editors seem not to have noticed the juxtaposition of these stories. Proof of their true stance, which is to denigrate the government at every opportunity, irrespective of the hypocrisy.

    An interesting but missed part of the Abbopotamus story is that the hurty words were in 2019. The ultra left was running Labour. Corbyn was leader, and Abbott was shadow Home Secretary.
    But in June 2019 it was OK for Jo Brand to ‘joke’ about throwing battery acid. On a BBC show.

    What selective memory and standards the BBC and its leftist friends have.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Three Teachers Hide in Batley due to Islam being less tolerant than other religions. Free the Batley Three to free the speech!


      • JohnC says:

        No, no Marky, It’s the Muslim’s who feel threatened by intolerance. Which is why we are giving them £117 million.

        The most important fact about this is that those teachers are not being threatened by a single nutcase as it would be if whitey was upset by what they said, they are being threatened by the Muslim community. Many of them. And it’s the same for the rape gangs.

        The difference between why Muslims do what they do and why whitey does what he does is immense. They do it through REAL institutional racism. And nobody dare say it because THEY will be branded as the racists by the real problem in our country : the hypocrite Left.


        • MarkyMark says:

          JohnC – UK GOV to build a statue of Mohammed?! HA AH HA HAH HA HAH AHA HA!


    • Fedup2 says:

      As a Christian I’d have thought he’d have been more occupied with the run up to Holy Easter than anything else at the moment …


  16. MarkyMark says:

    We are paying for this – 2p off!

    “NHS care delays in England harmed 8,000 people and caused 112 deaths last year”


  17. Fedup2 says:

    Another piece of oratory on the YouTube is Jordan Peterson addressing a congressional committee on the surveillance state .
    It was intelligence concentrated stuff . I don’t think many politicians would be able to understand what he was saying . They cut him off – but they wouid wouldn’t they ? After all – they employ all sort of pollsters to gather and analyse data about us to Taylor what they say / promise – to steal our votes – or just use postal voting fraud to fix things ….. right joey ? George ?

    Whatever the outcome of the coming election – the real turn out – minus the fraudulent postal votes – Maybe so low as to question the legitimacy of the outcome …. Which with a bit of luck will cause a constitutional crisis . We need a lot more of them – and less government.


    • Doublethinker says:

      I vary from well founded pessimism to unfounded optimism on the future political make up and state of our country in particular and of the west in general.
      In optimistic mode I hope that the European elections result in a swing to the right and a hard clamp down on immigration, diluting of Net Zero , if not it’s total abandonment and a general reassertion of the power of voters and nation states and less power in Brussels . Obviously the global elite will fight back just as they did on Brexit but the battle lines will have been drawn and the enemies of the people forced out into the open..

      We know that if Trump wins the left will practise violent opposition. If by one means or another he isn’t on the ballot or if theDems win by rigging it, the people may rise in resistance . America is bound to become even more polarised than it is now. But again the enemies of democracy will be forced into the open and ordinary people will know that they have to fight if they value democracy.

      In the UK Labour will win the election ,the Tories will be reduced to less than 200 seats , possibly even fewer if Reform do exceptionally well. So Europe swings right we swing left! If that rightward European swing can be sustained we might yet be saved by Europe with Reform campaigning to rejoin by the end of the decade.

      Things are going to get before there is any chance of them getting better.


  18. MarkyMark says:

    UK GOV – aid to Gaza paid by tax payers and using boats that could protect UK borders.
    UK GOV – bomb Muslims in Yemen to protect the trinkets from China!


  19. atlas_shrugged says:

    Letter from America 2-may-2022:


    Jan 6 Protester Dominic Pezzola Sends Letter From Prison

    He could be describing the rot that has set into UK PLC and especially the bBC.


  20. Sluff says:

    Just as an afterthought to yesterday’s story about rip off vet bills.
    Did you know that in 2021/22 out of 9625 university places for Veterinary Science, only 1910 were filled by men?

    In other words, women account for over 80% of all Vetinerary places at university. Try this.

    Imagine if it were the other way. The wimmin would be all over it. But it’s not.
    Equality is only important if it’s in the ‘correct’ direction.


    • MarkyMark says:


      “In the 2022-23 season, 82.5% of players were people of color, a slight decrease of 0.1 percentage points; 70.4% of all NBA players were African American (a decrease of 1.5 percentage points). The percentage of white NBA players was 17.5%, a slight increase of 0.1 percentage point.8 Aug 2023”


    • StewGreen says:

      look at the amazing disparity between what men & women study
      Veterinary & medicine are almost totally dominated by women



      • Loobyloo says:

        Ex teacher and scientist here –

        These figures are quite worrying (what a surprise!). From my rough calculation, about 100,000 more females studying. What are the equivalent number of males doing? Playing computer games? And what the heck is ‘other’?

        Can anyone think of anything that hasn’t turned to rat shit in this country?


      • MarkyMark says:



      • Flotsam says:

        Men vastly outnumber women in engineering. Something must be done.

        Could we say that men’s brains are different to women’s?


        • BRISSLES says:

          Weeeell, ask a bloke to put the washing on and he’ll struggle to fathom out how the machine works ! Just saying.


          • StewGreen says:

            Man rule : if you don’t like doing something, make sure you do it badly. Then she’ll never ask you to do it again.


  21. StewGreen says:

    Michael Crick and his lefty gang want GBnews shut down
    … Democracy ? his tweet got super-ratioed


  22. Jeff says:

    Sadly, Mystic Meg is no longer with us. She now resides on another astral plane, unconcerned about our mere human follies. So, with your permission, I thought I’d have a crack at looking into the future.

    My predictions will be more connected with meteorological matters than anything else…Now then, let me gaze into my crystal barometer. Hmm…

    I predict that at some point during the months of June, July or August we’re going to get some warmish weather. In the old days, can you believe it, I used to look forward to this sort of weather. Oh dear, the follies of youth. Now, of course, we know better.

    When I was a lad sunny weather would see me outdoors enjoying the sun, ogling scantily clad young fillies, going on long cycle rides, picnics and rambles. Makes me shudder now to think of it.

    These days if it gets close to 75 Fahrenheit (I can’t be doing with this modern Celsius stuff) I cover myself in factor 50 and hide in a darkened corner, watching lots of David Attenborough and fretting about “the boiling planet”.

    In my youth a sunny spell would see us celebrating…Newspapers like The Sun would show us “page three lovelies” displaying their thruppeny bits and there’d be headlines extolling “Cor, what a scorcher!” Not anymore…

    Now, we’re more likely to see Greta’s miserable mug staring glumly at us, finger wagging and asking us, “How dare you?”

    Instead of lolling about on the common modern teenagers are more likely to be found gluing themselves to Waterloo Bridge, or they’re smearing invaluable works of art with Marmite. But be fair, they are saving the planet…

    The BBC weather map will display Britain in a terrifying crimson and an ominous voice will inform us that there were “record temperatures”…at Heathrow airport…

    They’ll show us forest fires in Greece and dried up reservoirs in Blighty…though how that will be possible after all the pissing rain we’ve endured I don’t know.

    So, here’s Psychic Jeff’s prediction for the months from June to August. It’s going to get…drumroll… a bit warmer.

    You have my permission to panic…


  23. andyjsnape says:

    UN aid convoy uses new land route from Israel to reach north Gaza

    Presumably the savages will still attack the trucks going in, like previously, and a big thank you for helping; right


  24. Flotsam says:

    I’ve been thinking about Archbishop Welby’s plan to give away a Billion pounds of Church money as reparations for slavery.
    I would suggest Church of England’s money is actually not theirs to give away. It belongs to the people of Britain, I wonder if an injunction would be granted? I wonder what Henry VIII what have thought about it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve often thought it belongs to the RC church since Henry 8 stole it …


      • vlad says:

        Yes, maybe the Pope should demand reparations of Welby for having stolen all Catholics assets; and the immediate return of all churches, cathedrals and monasteries.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Flotsam



  25. tvlicensingblog says:

    More new articles from the BBC TV Licensing Blog for the middle of the week:
    Beat the Price Hike: Cancel Your TV Licence Today
    TV Licensing and the BBC: A Question of Identity

    If you haven’t already done so, please download our totally free ebook TV Licensing Laid Bare.

    The 70 page book is packed full of information about the harassment and intimidation meted out by the BBC in the name of TV licence enforcement.


  26. Eddy Booth says:

    BBC’S little headline transform trick from main page to actual story.



    Meanwhile in Ukraine their presidential election was cancelled as it’s not permitted under marital law.
    What’ll happen when Zelenskys term ends on May 20th, no one seems to know.


    • JohnC says:

      That’s the BBC’s ‘incredible morphing headline’ trick at work Eddie.

      The article is archived so might be fact checked. The main page is not so they can lie freely. And do.


    • Guest Who says:

      Had a look. Golly the site is atrocious. Could not find the above on the HP.

      Under ‘Rest of UK, Wales there is this headline:

      Johnson like absent football manager during early Covid – inquiry.

      With a picture of Drakeford.

      It’s “LIVE”. Or not.


  27. MarkyMark says:

    UK Army to air drop aid into London to feed the school children with Marcus Rashford helping dish out the food!


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Seems ‘newsnight ‘ is to be ‘reformatted ‘ to stop the rapid fall in viewing figures – apparently as many as 300 000 people still watch it … the format is to be more like Question Time – if an approved mono panel being asked approved questions by an approved ‘ audience ‘…
    That’s bound to turn the numbers around – right ?


  29. Althepalerp says:

    40% of Londoners don’t pay the TV tax, the highest proportion in the UK. Why don’t the MSM report this?


  30. Doobster78 says:

    OMG – Just caught the BBC Headline at 11am. STILL , banging on about the Tory Donor and Diane Abbott etc.

    The BBC clearly want the money returned and wont stop until they get their way, just like with Boris, Suella, Raab etc BUT…..they can drop the Rayner story after a day as Reeves said “lets move on”.

    And then you get BBC bods like Simpson on Twitter bleeting there is no bias at the BBC.


  31. JohnC says:

    Just by chance, I wondered if the middle-aged white-duo ‘Doug and Blair’ still talked about gardening on Radio Humberside on a Sunday morning. I am quite certain it gave a lot of pleasure to retired people who keep busy in the garden.

    So I checked the Radio Humberside schedule for Sunday.
    6-10: Fiona Mills. Lizzie Rose sitting in.
    10-2: A white male
    2-6 : Sarah-Jane Honeywell. Laurie Dyche (female) sitting in.
    6-10 Dotun Adebayo – a Nigerian bringing ‘community programming’. Dotun is co-founder of Colourtelly, Britain’s first general-interest black internet television station. Which sounds totally racist to me.

    So there we have it. Looking at them, there is nothing at all for the ‘traditional’ Radio 2 audience any more.

    And just by chance I see this headline from October last year:
    ‘BBC Radio Humberside sees huge drop in listener numbers’

    Why is it that every time the Left meddle with something to force their agenda on it, they destroy it ?. Shouldn’t that be telling them something ?.


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Joe Dancey, Wes Streeting’s boyfriend and current Labour candidate for Stockton West, popped out for a spot of friendly neighbourhood doorstepping recently. Walking up to join a Labour activist chatting at one front door, as soon as Dancey heard the word “immigrant” he took off and left them to it.

    from order-order.com

    OMMISSION (AVOIDANCE) is the greatest lie!


  33. taffman says:

    “UK to pay failed asylum seekers to move to Rwanda under new scheme”

    Something tells me that the Tories deliberately want to lose the next General Election . They are spending our money (Taxpayers ).


  34. andyjsnape says:

    Ramadan Timetable 2024

    Frontpage on the bbc webshte


  35. Eddy Booth says:

    New Patrick Lancaster video out.
    Pro Russian American reporter.

    “Russian Frontline Combat Underfire Forces Ukraine Change Battle Tactics”


  36. Zephir says:

    Back in the real world with real UK people, so many, many like the below, whose voices are never heard:

    (From Quora, many more like this)

    “What do you think of the pro-Palestinian activist spray-painting and slashing a portrait of Lord Balfour at Trinity College in an anti-Israel protest?

    I think they are pure scum of the earth. And a blatant hypocrite.

    These Muslims react like the world is ending when someone damages a single copy of the Quran. They will go on worldwide riots and rampages, murdering random innocent people in retaliation if one person damages a single page of the Quran.

    They do this even though there are probably 3 billion separate copies of the Quran circulating worldwide. And more can easily be reprinted if needed.

    This was a priceless work of art. It is irreplaceable. It is a portrait of one of England’s greatest prime ministers.

    His only “crime” in his lifetime was saying a hundred years ago that Jews should have a homeland like every other religion has.

    And because he said this, Muslims utterly despise him. Muslims show day in and day out they have no respect for anyone or anything but themselves. When France started taking in large numbers of Muslims. What was the first thing they started doing? Burning down churches throughout France and beheading Priests inside of churches.

    Every day it is a new thing that just shows these people are just beyond evil and live in a world of hypocrisy and double standards. If Muslims want to destroy priceless works of Art and burn down churches in the west. Then they should also accept people can take a razor blade to a Quran and draw cartoons of Mohammed.

    This current war with Jews since October 7th has finally shown to the masses the types of people they have let move into their shores. The levels of hatred their way is increasing day by day. And all of it is thoroughly deserved.”


  37. Eddy Booth says:

    “Neil Young to put his music back on Spotify after boycott over Joe Rogan”


    “In 2022, Young told the streaming giant to remove hits like Harvest Moon and Heart of Gold, complaining that Rogan was spreading vaccine misinformation.”

    Ok, so why the change now?

    “Other music services [including] Apple, Amazon, Qobuz, Tidal… have started serving the same disinformation podcast I had opposed at Spotify,” Young wrote on his website.

    “Because I cannot leave all those services like I did Spotify, because my music would have no streaming outlet to music lovers at all, I have returned.”

    😀 Some gymnastics.
    If you feel so strongly, you could always make your music free – to provide the outlet.


  38. Fedup2 says:

    Cheltenham today is ‘non male person day ‘- apparently


  39. Fedup2 says:

    PMQs – another dismal one all round.., although apparently those adversely affected by covid vaccines are being ‘ looked at’

    Strange how we ve gone from ‘ perfectly safe ‘ to ‘ unsafe ‘ …


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Wendling’s still toeing the BBC line, pretending people weren’t attacked for deviating from state propaganda and making their own medical choices.

      Mike puts his trust in “real experts”.


  40. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not BBC but the Guardian — “Vandalism on rise at historic English sites amid cost of living crisis – report”

    “There has been a rise in theft and vandalism at the nation’s most cherished historic sites, with the cost of living crisis expected to only worsen the problem […] In 2023 two thieves were sentenced to a total of 10 years having caused £1.25m worth of damage to 40 churches over seven months.” Guardian doesn’t name the guilty but they are Gigi Prundaru, Laurentiu Rebeca, and Madalin Prundaru. All from Romania.

    It’s hard to see how arson, vandalism and graffiti — which the report also notes — would be cost cutting measures for the cash-strapped. But let’s not ponder any other motivation to deface English history and culture, it must be down to the cost of living and Tory cuts, right Guardian?



  41. MarkyMark says:

    Any live footage from BBC of bombs dropping on the Yemen people by UK whilst Gaza gets aid?




    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Say hello to the President of Bangladesh – Wisk Assessments

      So many teachers are cheesed off with filling in ‘Wisk Assessments’ every flipping time the kids go out to inspect daisies that the teachers have started to get the pupils to fill in their own forms themselves. What could possibly go wrong on a Cranebridge outing? Well the smart Cranebridge 5 year-old pupil might come up with something like this:

      * Dangerous pointy mountains
      * Drowning in flash-flooding caused by greedy unprincipled developers
      * Skidding on a daisy
      * Being mowed down by pikies racing cars on a river towpath

      However todays crocodile of 5 year-old geniuses were outsmarted by a new unexpected hazard:

      “Say hello to the president of Bangladesh” said one of the party escorting an elderly gentleman. Further escalation were demands for a photo.

      Unfortunately the kids in todays crocodile had not been briefed on who the President of Bangladesh was so they were confused. No way were the teachers going to let the Pres have a photo. He would have had more hope of a photo with a gaggle of girlies in Oman. Does the Pres not know about stranger danger? Especially being a man and all!

      Anyway all in a days work and a new hazard to add to the wisk assessment list.



  42. Zephir says:

    Dogwalker shooting update, the plot thickens:

    My money is on a peregrine falcon with a shooter:

    “Was dog walker shot dead at long range? Mystery over death of ex-groundsman of City financier’s 4,000-acre Scottish estate that’s been at centre of FOUR police probes in 15 years.

    There was an investigation in 2018 probe after three dogs and two birds of prey were poisoned, the same year a gamekeeper was cleared of sabotaging crops there.

    And in 2002 two gamekeepers walked free from court after charges of poisoning birds of prey at the estate were dropped.”



  43. tomo says:


    Drivers of cars manufactured by General Motors, Ford, Honda and other popular brands say that their insurance rates went up after the companies sent data about their driving behavior to issuers without their knowledge.

    Kenn Dahl, 65, is a Seattle-area businessman who told The New York Times that his car insurance costs soared by 21% in 2022 after GM’s OnStar Smart Driver computerized system installed in his Chevy Bolt collected information about the particulars of his driving habits.

    Dahl said that his insurance agent told him the price increase was based on data collected by LexisNexis, which compiled a report tracking each and every time he and his wife drove their Chevy Bolt over a six-month period.



  44. BRISSLES says:

    Avoiding the endless ads on GBN I switched over to the Beebs Look East news. Well, it never struck me before, but the set design could have been lifted from the Labour Conference -, all red and white with red seating ( or it could be that someone is a fan of Stevenage FC ). Is this the corporate colour in other news regions ?


  45. Zephir says:

    I think I once read a comic book about this, Supercat or Catman or something, or maybe I dreamed it:

    Watch out all you dog villains….its in a cave somewhere with a souped up car and an English butler, just waiting…

    “Japanese city issues urgent warning after cat that fell in vat of toxic chemicals vanished. Despite efforts to locate the animal, no sightings have been reported thus far.”



  46. Zephir says:

    What muslims do when they are in the majority (ethnic cleansing and genocide):

    “UK “must intervene” to prevent Pakistan’s persecution of Baloch people. Campaigners call for Pakistan to cease its economic pillaging and human rights abuses in Balochistan.

    It follows a conference hosted by the Baloch National Movement (BNM), which revealed details of Pakistan’s extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, fake encounters and military operations against the Baloch people.

    Speaking at the Geneva Press Club John Macdonnell MP -a fervent campaigner for Baloch rights – shed light on the mounting evidence of systematic violence at the hands of the Pakistani army.

    Speaking recently on the subject, Mr McDonnell said: “Enforced disappearances of Baloch political activists, students and teachers has almost become the norm now. Dead bodies of the forcibly abducted are constantly being found as a result of these extrajudicial murders.

    Pakistan was treating Balochistan in the same way that it had treated Bangladesh – by looting its resources in return for violence and terror.

    Those who oppose the system are “disappeared”



  47. Zephir says:

    “Ethnic cleansing on historic scale: the Islamic State’s systematic targeting of minorities in northern Iraq.

    Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities.”



  48. Zephir says:

    The Ethnic Cleansing of Jews within Muslim Countries


  49. Zephir says:

    “Ethnic Cleansing Is Happening in Nagorno-Karabakh. How Can the World Respond?

    The ethnic Armenian population of the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in Azerbaijan, a largely Christian community in a predominantly Muslim nation, is experiencing ethnic cleansing at warp speed. Over the last week, almost all of the estimated 120,000 ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh have fled west to Armenia. ”