310 Responses to Start the Week 25th March 2024

  1. Scroblene says:

    Yes ’tis Scrobs…

    I was just walking by the laptop, thinking of not much, glanced aside at the gold ormolu clock, and wondered if Fed was going to strut his stuff!

    And, Bless, he was!

    Top of the Evening, Fed and everyone else!

    It’s Easter this time next week, a time for Christians to rejoice!


    • Sluff says:

      ……It’s Easter this time next week……….says the esteemed Scrobs.

      Mmmmm. So can we expect an appropriate Easter message on the electronic board at Kings Cross station?

      Or are such religious words only reserved for Ramadan?


      • JohnC says:

        Will we get an raft of articles from the BBC explaining the tradition of Easter to the Muslims and giving them all the ‘dos and don’ts’ they must follow so we don’t get offended ?. Like they did for Ramadam.

        Or will the BBC ignore it completely as they don’t give a toss about Christians because they are the white majority and can’t be used as victims.


        • G says:

          But they, our ‘Worlds Most Trusted’ were really on form earlier on Toady. A classic, ‘Dance on the head of a pin’ perfection. Got to hand it to them nobody, but no broadcaster intentionally evades the Elephant in the Room like our BBC.

          ‘Our’ Justin concerns himself with the reasons why UK young people are depressed. To assist the narrative, the BBC find an author of a book looking at this issue in the US to help them avoid the Elephant. The interviewees conclusion? Its all to do with Smart Phones. No mention of growing up surrounded by increasing numbers of foreigners who will have their own gangs and speak their own language in the company of marginalised whitey. The blacks will be threatening and the moslem parents will be trying to cultivate the white girls for…………….et. al.

          Never mind that the British children will increasingly feel excluded from even the workplace when they, the ‘Whitey’ is discriminated against with preferences increasingly (for everything) by foreigners. Perhaps the younger (‘smart-phone brandishing) ones have watched this happening already to an older sibling or parent while they contemplate their future in this positively ethnic biased shi*hole of a country.

          As is said, ‘What’s not to like’…


          • tarien says:

            No wonder why so many young people are depressed, consider how many thousands more boat people have crossed onto our shores, it is enough to make many of us utterly disenchanted with this and successive governments that have run away from the immigration problem, knowing as they do that they are slowly destroying the social fabric of our Christian society- let alone crippling our NHS and other Social Services that were put in place at considerable cost. Sure most of us try to follow the Christian values, however The World of Islam’s ideology is undermining the core values of this nation and its future.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Top of the pile at last. Top man Scrobs !


      • Scroblene says:

        I was going to wait for you, Brissles, but as the saying goes…’Fools rush in…’!


  2. JohnC says:

    Zelensky hits back after Russia links Ukraine to Moscow attack

    This story is now in the ‘odd’ bucket for me. The actual facts are being swamped by propaganda and when the BBC are involved, that means just one thing : there is something they don’t want us to know.

    It seems Zelensky has gone crazy denying any Ukranian involvement and this article is just a long tirade of his usual North Korean style rhetoric. His claims are reputing what Putin said – but I don’t know what Putin said because the BBC aren’t telling me.

    And I see this in there:
    ‘In another video his head is bandaged and face covered in blood. Any confessions that emerge after such torture could not be treated as reliable.’

    What on Earth are the BBC doing making assertions like that ?. They have plenty of video evidence : his ‘confession’ can certainly be verified. They seem to be suggesting that if he implicates Ukraine, he’s lying. Even though there is no doubt he did it.

    And she says:
    ‘If that is genuinely where their car was stopped – and we do not know that – they could have been heading for Belarus.’
    What she totally fails to mention is that they would be hunted down in Belarus. But nobody will go after them in Ukraine.

    The author of this remarkable ‘opinion piece’ is the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford and she represents one of the things which have gone seriously wrong at the BBC. They are now using ‘journalists’ who openly hate the people they are reporting on and are churning out pure propaganda. They are doing it in Ukraine and even more in Gaza.

    Do I think Ukraine did it ?. No. Do I think Ukraine would give the terrorists safe passage into and out of Russia to do it ?. Yes, I absolutely do. And this extreme rhetoric telling me they didn’t makes me think they did and the BBC know it. It’s about as convincing as all the reasons they gave me that Putin blew up the Nord Stream pipeline.

    The dirtiest trick of all though is how they put the ‘BBC Verify’ video link right to try and imply the whole article is ‘verified’.

    Here she is:
    Not the first time she has been in my hall of fame for the appalling standard of her articles.


    • Zephir says:

      Never underestimate the bitterness of one who repeatedly comes last in wet T shirt competitions.


  3. G.W.F. says:

    Not finished yet? Check the bars left and right on the bench.



  4. StewGreen says:

    Half the time I randomly switch on Radio4, it’s banging on about some special victimhood group
    Now it’s black London again
    @KunleOlulode saying he needed money to set up these walking groups
    but didn’t get it , so the people can’t walk !

    FFS stop GASLIGHTING, surely you don’t need money to walk

    I was recently talking to the founder of a mens walking group. Pretty sure they don’t need money.. they have a regular meet time and location .. and for other walks they just post on facebook


    • StewGreen says:

      This is one of the groups his V4CE charity promote
      Since it’s targetted by skin colour isn’t that racist ?


    • StewGreen says:

      The 5pm show was all about poor renters
      Yet to me all the sob stories were about immigrants, CHOOSING to live in London
      “Poor woman has £1,200/month rent and housing benefit only pays half”

      FFS why is the TAXPAYER giving her £600/month
      Next womans rent was £1,800/month

      The prog actually seemed to be PRasNews for Shelter the Labour Party “charity”
      “Britain needs to build hundreds of thousands of extra homes each year”
      …doh ..close the open borders !


      • G says:

        I watch the ‘Newcomers’ carefully inspecting the contents of foodstuffs sold in supermarkets. In muted tones they discuss the contents amongst themselves. I assume muslems looking for banned substances like pork. They eventually file up at the checkout and embark on the confusing process of paying by card, clearly unfamiliar with the process. Having paid they then proceed to go to their car in the carpark. Invariably the car is aged about 10 to 15 years old. And they drive off.

        Who paid for the car? Who paid for the insurance and road tax? Particularly in view of the lengths the insurance companies go too to ramp up the premium, for YOU. Imagine: ‘How long have you held a UK Driving Licence for? How long NCD you have and whether driving for a few years in Khartoum or Cairo will qualify…………..

        And they drive away to their living accommodation whether that be a flat or house, compliments of you and I.


        • tarien says:

          Who paid? Our generous old government/social services-after all they can’t have some poor old Muslem being made to stand at a Bus Stop, and if a Taxi is required that cost will also be covered no doubt by us. BDC…y


  5. Deborah says:

    No longer even listen to Radio 4 so I am pleased to say I didn’t hear Woman’s Hour’s series on Porn.

    According to the Daily Mail article:

    “But some listeners defended programmes featuring explicit content, with one saying they had been ‘so insightful’.

    They added: ‘I hope Woman’s Hour does not shy away from topics like this in the future as we need to hear them.’ A spokesman for Woman’s Hour told the Radio 4 listener response show: ‘Woman’s Hour doesn’t shy away from taboo topics and does so in the considered and sensitive way our listeners expect.’

    He added: ‘Discussing pornography is not new to Woman’s Hour. It’s a topic which is culturally relevant and yet often under-discussed.

    ‘Women have told us that they are concerned about how porn use is affecting their relationships and sex lives.

    ‘Yet most women don’t feel able to talk openly about it, leaving them feeling confused and isolated. Radio 4 has an adult audience and this topic is handled in a manner that is appropriate for the time of broadcast.’

    I just wonder whether the ‘listeners’ defending the programme are actually people in the BBC’s extremely large PR office. The BBC is obsessed with getting younger viewers/listeners and I could imagine the BBC editors might think that the topic on porn might draw younger listeners in. Personally, even in my 20s, I looked to Radio 4 for interesting little snippets like how coffee beans were grown, Knowledge of classical music through ‘My Music’ or to laugh with Jimmy Clitheroe (ok I might have been a lot younger for the last one).


  6. StewGreen says:

    The next radio4 prog in the Twitter search


    • JohnC says:

      Listened to that BBC article to hear what kind of ‘poetry’ he write to give him such fame with the BBC.

      Here it is:
      I saw her walking down O’Connel street
      Lord, Lord down O’Connel street
      The wind was sharp she dared not creep
      Lord, Lord down O’Connel street.
      All dressed in green from head to feet
      Lord, Lord down O’Connel street.

      Wow. Utter crap. I think it’s safe to say he’s on there simply because he is black and the BBC are racists.


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        “Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.” – Samuel Johnson

        Needs to be updated for poetic reflections from certain individuals.


    • MarkyMark says:

      You will also notice this (immigration) is a one way street. Not once in my adult life have I heard anybody say that the thing that Eritrea (Africa) needs most is an injection of Welshmen. They could do with some Welsh cooking or singing. ” Douglas Murray {@7:24 youtube}



  7. Flotsam says:

    The blame for the new, not St George Cross, England Football strip must surely lie with the FA. A lot of people seem to be saying Nike wanted to surprise us with a novel cross emblem but it can’t have happened that way. There must have been months of consultation with committees and all interested parties and discussion of various proposed designs and ideas with practical, commercial and aesthetic considerations . The FA have F’d up.


  8. JohnC says:

    ‘The far-left is THE greatest threat to our democracy’ – MPs warn Britain is being changed forever by unelected activists

    ‘Speaking to GB News, Mr Percy said: “The far-left is, perhaps at this moment in time, a greater threat, and a more numerous threats to our democracy than other extremist groups.’

    “This threat isn’t just from their casual support for violent ‘intifada’ and jihad on our streets, it continues into the online space and is seen in direct threats to elected representatives or intimidation of others in positions of authority.”

    Seems like GB News is our last chance. No wonder the Left are trying so hard to shut it down.


  9. JohnC says:

    What African architecture can teach the world

    So it seems the answer is to make buildings from salt, mud and cardboard.

    Absolutely typical BBC agenda rubbish written by another clone who has no clue whatsoever about the real world.

    Here she is:


    • davylars says:

      I am sure these three chaps could teach Ms. Ijeoma Ndukwe a lesson on building techniques and architecture.



      • BRISSLES says:

        And we pronounce her name how ?


        • Northern Voter says:

          Anyway you like, but it will be racist however you do say it.


          • Zephir says:

            they do it on purpose, never anglicise ones name like many Chinese and others do to make life much easier, just hoping whitee will struggle so they can attack and play the victim

            I have personal experience of an african woman who relished if her name was slightly mis pronounced, ranting on and on


    • StewGreen says:

      Again it’s “rinse repeat” stuff

      Oct 12, 2021
      Africa’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings,
      a @BBC article by Ijeoma Ndukwe https://bbc.com/news/world-africa-58855205

      @IjeomaNdukwe Mar 4 The @Guardian
      looks at how #architects are building #schools, which don’t need air con in #BurkinaFaso
      – that stay cool in 40C #heat.

      Jan 19
      #BBCNews on how ‘Renaissance figure’ #LesleyLokko has become the first #African woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal for #Architecture✨by @BBCLeisha

      Jan 5
      My 1st story of #2024✨ An intv w/ #Nigerian #architect @TosinOshinowo for the @bbcworldservice
      #AfricaDaily #podcast about her role as curator of the #SharjahArchitectureTriennial & what


    • G says:


      Surely, not forgetting the lowly, but inevitable, sheet of corrugated tin…….


      • Fedup2 says:

        Apparently China has been interfering in British democracy .
        What democracy is that please ? A one party state ? An unelected president / PM ? A parliament composed of unelected peers and 650 ish muppet MPs elected not because of who they are – but what party they represent …. ( with a couple of exceptions ) ….

        Good luck China – if you find a democracy – let me know …..

        And it seems strange that the British politicians are more concerned about china getting hold of e mail addresses rather than buying resources across the planet ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Buried at the bottom of the page … EU ‘running out of money’ to stop migrants travelling from Africa {theguardian20oct2017}
      Fund used to pay African countries to deter migration to Europe needs emergency injection of cash, officials say.

      At an EU summit in Brussels this week, the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned leaders of a looming €225m gap to pay for migration projects, including border-control in Libya, the departure point for most migrants who risk the perilous crossing over the central Mediterranean to Italy.


  10. Zephir says:

    NOTHING seems to be the answer to the above:

    Wattle and daub is a composite building method used for making walls and buildings, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called “wattle” is “daubed” with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years and is still an important construction method in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction.

    And as for bloody SALT buildings, she even ignores her own reporting in the headlines as, later down:

    “Ms Miriam’s structure, made from pink Himalayan salt, will erode without regular maintenance.

    “It does raise the question: ‘What can we learn from these locations?'” Ms Oshinowo said.”

    NO it Doesn’t dear, its just on the bbc because they are black


  11. Zephir says:

    The wattle and daub technique has been used since the Neolithic period. It was common for houses of Linear pottery and Rössen cultures of middle Europe, but is also found in Western Asia (Çatalhöyük, Shillourokambos) as well as in North America (Mississippian culture) and South America (Brazil). In Africa it is common in the architecture of traditional houses such as those of the Ashanti people. Its usage dates back at least 6,000 years. There are suggestions that construction techniques such as lath and plaster and even cob may have evolved from wattle and daub. Fragments from prehistoric wattle and daub buildings have been found in Africa, Europe, Mesoamerica and North America.[1]

    Evidence for wattle and daub (or “wattle and reed”) fire pits, storage bins, and buildings shows up in Egyptian archaeological sites such as Merimda and El Omari, dating back to the 5th millennium BCE, predating the use of mud brick and continuing to be the preferred building material until about the start of the First Dynasty. It continued to flourish well into the New Kingdom and beyond.[2] Vitruvius refers to it as being employed in Rome.[3] A review of English architecture especially reveals that the sophistication of this craft is dependent on the various styles of timber frame housing.[4]



    • Zephir says:

      Man has used brick for building purpose for thousands of years. Bricks date back to 7000 BC, which makes them one of the oldest known building materials. They were discovered in southern Turkey at the site of an ancient settlement around the city of Jericho.

      The first bricks, made in areas with warm climates, were mud bricks dried in the sun for hardening.
      Ancient Egyptian bricks were made of clay mixed with straw. The evidence of this can be seen today at ruins of Harappa Buhen and Mohenjo-daro. Paintings on the tomb walls of Thebes portray Egyptian slaves mixing, tempering and carrying clay for the sun dried bricks.


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like Tim Davie is helping us achieve our mission of destroying the BBC – here is a piece from the Guardian today about ‘linking the BBC to commercial enterprises ‘ …

    STARTS The BBC is to sign more deals with commercial partners in an effort to shore up its finances, with further cuts to services expected as it faces the potential end of the licence fee.

    Tim Davie, the director general, will use a speech on Tuesday to pledge to “secure the future of the BBC” with a range of measures including more aggressively chasing profitable deals, such as the recent partnership with Disney to produce Doctor Who.

    Davie will say it is necessary to “radically transform and renew” the BBC, another indication that further changes to the corporation’s output and job losses may be looming. Long-running expensive programmes could be for the chop, while there is a debate over whether the corporation can continue to support dozens of separate TV channels and radio stations at the same time as investing in digital output. Some of the BBC’s previous rounds of financial cuts have been going on for so long that they are likely to overlap with the next round of cuts.

    He will acknowledge that the corporation is lagging behind global streaming rivals when it comes to its streaming apps, with the iPlayer homepage lacking the powerful personalisation and recommendation algorithms that power the likes of Netflix. As a result, he will pledge to rebuild all its online products to offer a more personalised service.

    Davie will also warn about the effect on British society from losing shared cultural moments and allowing “US and Chinese algorithms” to shape what we consume and squeeze out British dramas: “We are in danger of allowing the UK’s world-class creative industries to be undermined, and diminishing our unique cultural identity and its remarkable influence worldwide.”

    Income from the licence fee fell to £3.74bn last year as fewer households pay the fee. Although this will be mitigated by a price rise to £169.50 from April, the BBC argues that the last 14 years of funding cuts by Conservative-led governments have reduced its budget by 30% in real terms.

    The BBC is already introducing adverts aimed at British listeners for some of its podcasts for the first time, while it is moving many of its radio producers out of its public service division and into its for-profit commercial arm. The corporation has struggled to retain high-profile podcast hosts, who are being lured away by commercial rivals.

    The current licence fee agreement expires at the end of 2027 and the Conservative government has pledged to replace it with a new funding model. Even if Labour wins the next general election there are likely to be big changes to the way the BBC operates over the next few years.

    Although the overwhelming majority of Britons use BBC services on a weekly basis, the average time they spend with the national broadcaster is falling – and the corporation is struggling to produce content that attracts the younger consumers who are core to its future.

    In March the government appointed a nine-person advisory panel to look at alternatives to the licence fee, including a number of longstanding BBC critics. Those on the board include the former Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens, former ITV chair Sir Peter Bazalgette and Rishi Sunak’s former director of communications Amber de Botton.

    The government has said their work will be completed this year and although there is little chance of any crucial decisions being made on the BBC’s future this side of the general election, the future of the national broadcaster is likely to become a live issue during the campaign itself.ENDS


    • Zephir says:

      Disney…even more woke, Snow White and the seven ethnic pygmy headhunters etc


    • harry142857 says:

      No wonder the BBC is falling behind. Davie has sat on his backside and done next to nothing in the 3 1/2 years he’s been in charge. At least I not paying.


  13. andyjsnape says:

    The Jewish settlers who want to build homes in Gaza

    bbc doesn’t approve


    • BRISSLES says:

      Much reporting of late about “black only” nights in theatres, and ethnics “not welcome” in the countryside, well, I live in a very rural area but can see the A1 in the distance, and Hitchin and Luton are nearby with large ethnic communities. Times I’ve seen them in our very accessible countryside in 27 years ? Nil.

      Last night I spent an enjoyable evening at a sell out big band jazz concert in Letchworth, with many references to Count Basie and Loui Armstrong. Jazz has always been the signature music of the black people, but the number of black faces in the audience ? Nil. (Clearly Rap is their go-to music now)..

      These people have choices, but the only choice they make is to publicly moan on the airwaves that they’re excluded from venues and localities where they’re not welcome. Such nonsense.


      • Scroblene says:

        A few years ago, Senora O’Blene and I were staying in a Hilton in Washington DC.

        That evening, rather than venture out, we stayed in for dinner, and heard this music coming from the basement, so explored…

        There was a really good jazz band on the go, and 99% of the audience/members etc were black. We thought of leaving until a gentleman came over with two chairs, made sure we were comfortable, and took our order with some of the most pleasant courtesy we’d experienced over there!

        It was a great evening! In no way did we feel uncomfortable, and the only white chap there seemed to be a resident artist, because all he did was sketch the goings-on! Nobody minded!

        Glad to learn that Letchworth continues to offer hospitality and entertainment as good as that Brissles! My grandfather used to play a one-string fiddle when they gathered in Leys Avenue all those years ago…


        • Zephir says:

          Genesis played at the Leys Youth club back in the day, BTW Brissles where was the jazz concert in Letchworth ?



          • BRISSLES says:

            The Broadway Theatre (cinema). If your interested we have a jazz society that meets once a month at a local brewery ! I’m the Secretary !


            • Zephir says:

              Yes I would be interested… BTW do you remember the restaurant that was in the Broadway cinema ?

              And, of course the notorious Palace Cinema. AKA flea pit…just down the road next to the fire station…I used to know the old projectionist who guaranteed the seats had never, ever been cleaned. (note the bicycle shop next door ….Ariels…)



              • Scroblene says:

                Brissles and Zephir, there was also a rickety old wooden cinema just below the corner of Gernon Road on Norton Way South in Letchworth, opposite the bowling greens! It was called ‘The Rendezvous’, and was around in about the 1930s! There used to be exhibitions there too.

                I only know that, because my grandfather bought the site soon after it closed and built our family home there! The site was known then as Langston’s Patch!

                Most of the building works he and Fred Palmer owned were in Commercial Way, behind Leys Avenue, where all the shops are!

                Love the idea of the jazz club Brissles, sorry it’s a bit too far these days, but I’d go anywhere to hear ‘St James Infirmary’ sung live again…


  14. andyjsnape says:

    Kuriga kidnap: Nigerian pupils taken in mass abduction freed

    NIGERIAN ARMY picture – I can see why they were freed


  15. Guest Who says:

    According to a new survey…



  16. StewGreen says:

    Someone finds strange message in a children’s TV prog
    .. the prog made by the Dr Roxx the BBC staff. who’s a violent pro trans activist


  17. Fedup2 says:

    It’s good to see that Elon Musk has tweeted the ‘Far Right Song’ by Dominic Frisby on the twitter – maybe even someone at the BBC might notice it – but not think much deeper on those with unapproved views ….


  18. AsISeeIt says:

    Say one thing, do another mix and match colour scatter cushions edition

    BBC: First theme park to be built in Saudi Arabia

    Well, well. We’ve heard about: Woman who lost leg in Alton Towers rollercoaster (Wales on Line); Teen Lost Both Of Her Feet On Ride At Kentucky Kingdom (KLTV, East Texas news) – guessing the arabs will include a ride that chops hands off – if you and your kids get caught queue jumping.

    China linked to UK cyber-attacks on voter data, Dowden to say… The attacks on the Electoral Commission, in which personal details of potentially millions of voters were accessed, took place in August 2021 but were only revealed last year (BBC); China hack attack on UK… 40m Brit voters hit – something of a red letter day there for the red top Sun newspaper… the tabloid title coming up top of the pile in the BBC’s press line up. Obviously this is a big story someone is keen for us to know about.

    So let’s get this straight – the Chinese Communist leadership in Peking, Beijing, whatever, have known for nearly four years exactly where we all live – me, my neighbours, those people at number 42 that I don’t even know, Dirty Gertie from Number 30 (thank you, Basil Brush – Boom Boom! – there’s one for the teenagers) and that Lorna from round the corner – I’ve got my own spying eye on her…

    And yet the combined secret service espionage resources of the entire western world still reckon they don’t know what exactly happened a few years back in that Wuhan flu virus laboratory we all funded? Or perhaps our betters do now know exactly what happened. If only there were some form of Public Inquiry that could look into that sort of thing.

    Sometimes – admittedly not very often these days – our BBC really does do a Public Service news report with a headline that actually hits the nail on the head: Say one thing, do another? The government’s record rise in net migration (By Ros Atkins, BBC Panorama)

    Slight change of course coming? Has our establishment regime now been so shamed by people noticing the damage their hyper-immigration policies have been doing to the country that they are preparing to take a bit of respite?

    …it’s not small boats that are driving an increase in immigration – it’s choices made by the government. In the words of Prof Brian Bell, who chairs the government’s independent Migration Advisory Committee, the rise in immigration is “the inevitable consequence of government policy” (BBC); Russell Group gets most of its fees from overseas… UK students now count for less than 25% of some leading institutions’ income, analysis shows (Times)

    Mr AsI admires the phrase Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width – as employed as the title for a British TV sitcom in the late 1960s

    It’s a tendency perhaps too much in the minds of BBC headline writers when it comes to our new political appointees: The GP who became Ireland’s youngest taoiseach; Wales’ first black leader ‘breaks stereotypes’ – never mind their policies – feel the diversity and above all focus on their indentity attributes

    I’m fit, I’m Irish. Am I a pin-up? Asks Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Oppenheimer) as the formerly serious, now mainly female interest Times newspaper pins his image to the top of the frontpage – rather answering the question he asked, alongside… female interest you claim?: The Princess, privacy and the pressure of being Kate. (Times)

    Moscow attack: As Russia mourns victims of concert hall shooting, how will Putin react? (BBC) – one thing is for sure – Vlad won’t be telling his people “Don’t Look Back in Anger” while astroturfing forgiveness vigils where tame mourning relatives are put on stage to spout approved talking points about diversity somehow or other being the strength of the Russian people. The Ruskies, eh? Love ’em, or hate ’em… if they’re not to your taste and you perfer take old Bibi Netanyahu and his Israelis instead as your example – they don’t tend to do that “Don’t Look Back in Anger” thing either.

    DFS announces proposals to shut Cardiff warehouse as staff face uncertainty (Wales Online); DFS confirms East Midlands factory closure (A welcome debut hereabouts for Furniture News Informing industry, building business) – so what’s the problem DFS? Not enough mixed-race couples buying your sofas?

    Do you feel you’re treated as just part of the furniture?

    Doncaster DFS workers stage demo as union accuses bosses of treating staff like ‘cut price sofas’ (Doncaster Free Press) – well, let’s face it, DFS bosses advertise to us the buying public as though we were mix and match colour scatter cushions.

    Quick calm down dear and I’m out of here…

    Marrying a black man revealed my prejudice (‘i’)

    Happily, one don’t need to go to that kind of extremity just to reveal human nature dictates one tends to prefer one’s own.


    • StewGreen says:

      ” First theme park to be built in Saudi Arabia”
      emm no it means
      “First DRAGONBALL theme park to be built in Saudi Arabia”
      .. other brands already exist
      ” Sony Animation and Warner Bros also have theme parks in the area. Arab Oil barons use them as their own private DisnyLands”


      • MarkyMark says:

        Money buys everything ….

        Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager after telling court he may have accidentally penetrated 18-year-old when he tripped and fell on her
        Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, invited two women back to his flat after a night out
        He had sex with the 24-year-old as her 18-year-old friend slept on the sofa
        Teenager claimed she woke to find Mr Abdulaziz forcing himself inside her
        But the businessman claimed he slipped and was today cleared of rape


    • Fedup2 says:

      Wouldn’t it be great to see the end of DFS. ? Of the few adverts I see – which all have an obligatory coloured face or more – I notice some brands try and get round the ‘colour thing ‘ by having cartoon versions with coloured or tar brush faces ….
      But the one that really got me was ‘admiral’ which used to have a senior white bloke in admiral fancy costume but then had wimmin doing it – no admiral products for me… and never DFS …

      BTW – I see the msm still can’t leave the royals alone yet . But I suppose the princess sells papers …


      • StewGreen says:

        GBnews and TalkTV banging on about the Princess
        as if under orders from the government nudge unit, to distract away from other news
        … to keep them in the mood to vote Labour


    • StewGreen says:

      iNews repeats itself

      6 Jun 2018
      What marrying an Afro-Caribbean man taught me about prejudice in the Asian community
      — Poorna Bell speaks to Puja K McClymont, 37, about overcoming prejudice after finding love

      4 days ago
      Marrying a Black man revealed uncomfortable truths about my own bias
      — Since then, I’ve become …

      The new story is about a recent Slovakian immigrant marrying a London man whose parents come from Ghana

      ‘Yer know when a woman on an escalator noticed him behind her, she put her hands on her bag.’
      .. Yes just as she might have done if it was someone else.
      (In Malaysia I always move my backpack to the front of me.
      I’d probably do that in the UK too
      except I rarely come across escalators these days and they aren’t crowded.)


    • MarkyMark says:

      Marrying a black man revealed my prejudice (‘i’)


      Ending albino persecution in Africa
      Governments, UN and human rights groups step up advocacy to enlighten communities
      Pavithra RaoFrom Africa Renewal:
      December 2017 – March 2018
      Pavithra Rao


  19. andyjsnape says:

    Community speed watch groups need more powers, says MP

    Anyone for vigilantes?


    • Flotsam says:

      There has been a recent initiative generated by Cheshire East Council for members of the public to photograph bad and illegal parking and report it online.


      Cheshire East Council have recently decided to start charging on many previously free car parks locations in small villages in the Borough.

      Possibly a coincidence?


      • StewGreen says:

        article dates from Jan 5th

        Then Jan 25 news
        “Parking charges have been approved by Cheshire East Council.
        Car parks across the region, which includes Fairview Car Park, will no longer be free to use”


      • Fedup2 says:

        Motorists ( voters – taxpayers ) used as cash cows to fund council salaries and pensions …. And breakfast clubs and diversity managers ….


        • Mrs Kitty says:

          We live in France and while talking to my mother about car parks I struggled to think of one where we had to pay, eventually I remembered Arles in Herault because of the amount of tourists visiting to see where Van Gogh did his famous paintings. The price of car parks came as a shock when we visited in 2018 with our car , I’m guessing they’re astronomical now.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      So interesting that in our village 3 out of the 4 roads are in a terrible state with pot-holes, flooding, accidents etc etc.

      However the one clear road that according to crashmap has had not a single accident in the last 24 years (slight, serious, or fatal) is now to get the full WEF treatment of speed humps, road narrowing, and 20 mph speed limits.

      Why would Cranebridgeshire waste money with no clear benefit? At the same time why would they deliberately leave roads in a state of dangerous disrepair?

      The answer is probably ‘Highway Robbery’. If fuel can be wasted that must be good because 80% of this is taxed. If traffic congestion can be increased this is good because then ‘something must be done’.

      Even more interesting is that the team imposing and funding these pointless measures (the GCP) are the same team that tried to bring in the Cranebridge congestion charge and to also destroy an ancient apple orchard outside Cranebridge to build a bonkers concrete busway.

      They ain’t green they’re red.


  20. StewGreen says:

    8am BBC Lincolnshire news Green PR as usual
    Opening item “Ih there could be a big new wind farm off Mablethorpe”

    item #4 “The Woodland Trust say Spring is coming a week early and that is damaging wildlife
    birds can’t find food for their chicks”
    sounds like hyperbole to me and PRasNews
    .. When the daffodils came out there was still cold, sometimes frosty weather


  21. Thoughtful says:

    Oh what a circus, oh what a show
    The media have gone to town
    Over the cancer of a Princess called Kate Middleton
    They’ve all gone crazy
    Emoting all day and emoting all night
    Falling over themselves to get all of the misery right


  22. Guest Who says:

    So the broadcast media including @BBCBreakfast has covered this story but it’s not on the @BBCNews website yet or covered much in the print media🤷🏻‍♀️
    Maybe they haven’t found the time to read the report yet.

    Seems Ferrari on Labour Broadcasting managed a whole interview on the topic without one key factor creeping in.

    Choosing lines to take is tricky.


    • StewGreen says:

      BBCbreakfast has 3 hours to fill.. so has time
      .. Ros Atkins had a long 8:30am item on dinghy divers

      Tweeters complain about this 7:29am and 8:11am line
      “That occurred after pupils were show an OFFENSIVE cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed”
      .. that is a value judgement .. why use that word ?
      I wouldn’t be offended by the cartoon, yet some Muslims would be offended by any mild cartoon..dunno what the actual cartoon was
      (Charlie Hebdo … many tweets say)
      BBC Young Reporter tweeted the same phrase on Apr 4, 2021

      Khan : “The teacher was not counted as a victim of crime”
      Hang on a court judged that Alex Belfield talking about people made them victims ..even though the police could have asked for a stalking prevention order at any stage and failed to do so.. rather they let him continue .

      Item ended at 7:37am and was partially repeated in 8:10am headlines

      In our local news sections the screen went blank .. finally we got a Newcastle area seg instead


      • StewGreen says:

        BTW BBCbreakfast did tweet the 50 second video about Batley twice
        Other media tweeted their own segments too

        The segment from her report about the Batley teacher
        he was not considered a victim of crime, he was not entitled to, nor did he receive any of the provisions set out in the Victims Code. In failing to understand the seriousness of the incident, he was let down by all the agencies involved, most notably Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire Police and the Batley Multi Academy Trust.

        There was a considerable lack of leadership by the agencies named above. They should have issued clear messages that threats, harassment and abuse would not be tolerated under any circumstances. Nor was there any clear condemnation of those engaged in such behaviour who were creating an intimidatory and threatening climate. There was a disproportionate concern for not causing offence to the religious sensibilities of those who, unaware of the facts, chose to engage in intimidation and harassment. There also appeared to be a poor understanding of cohesion, where appeasing the protestors to secure the end of the protests – at the expense of the religious studies teacher – appeared to be the priority. Such an approach would arguably undermine cohesion in the long-term as it appears to appease and encourage those who create an intimidating environment to enforce their beliefs, irrespective of the rights of others.

        We heard of more cases of self-appointed ‘community faith leaders’ aggressively interfering in everyday teaching at some schools in Batley and creating a climate of fear. This appears to suggest there is a wider cultural problem in the area that is not being adequately addressed.

        We also heard of similar examples in other schools across the country and do not believe schools are given adequate support, guidance and training on how to mitigate and manage such incidents. There is a clear need for institutions to defend and support teaching staff who experience freedom-restricting harassment.


  23. Guest Who says:

    Seems I’ve been blocked by the author of “Win Every Argument — The Art of Debating”

    Maybe James O’Brien will get inspired?


  24. Fedup2 says:

    No you have nt .. is it the 5 minute argument of the full 10?

    Maybe this site should only have arguments .. or not ?


  25. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Justin, you almost put your finger on it

    A brief respite from the BBC bashing the Conservative Party this morning at 8.10 a.m. with a discussion between JustRemainIn Webb and an American (there’s another surprise – male, not female and without a high pitched queaky voice, too) who has just written a book (no surprise there) about anxiety and young people. This gentleman reckoned it was all to do with mobile phones.

    Justin, at one point, mentioned ‘Climate Change’ and he almost had the real cause there – the MSM, especially the BBC, stoking fears over ‘Climate Change’ and everything else in the world. No wonder the young people of this land are fearful and anxious when bombarded by the MSM and the BBC about diseases (the latest, for dogs, in Japan!), possible wars, economic collapse, the UK’s highest ever tax rate (for 70 years if that), global flooding, polar bears starving and ‘Climate Change’.

    All we had to worry about when I was at school was nuclear annihilation. 🙂


    • Fedup2 says:

      Join the dots…. ‘An event ‘ in newham Saturday night … a death by car 5am sunday .. with many witnesses … an arrest at Heathrow airport sunday afternoon .. we could play ‘ guess the name ‘ guess the single flight ticket ..’


    • Fedup2 says:

      I miss ‘today ‘ so much … i was trying to think of any presenter worth listening to .. the answer was none…

      Bet they are praying for listening numbers to go up when rishi throws the towel in … october ?


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, Keir Starmer together with Ed Miliband on TWatO this very lunchtime are doing their level best to lose the next General Election for Labour. If Rishi is wise he will hold it in December on the fifth Anniversary of the 2019 General Election.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2 – damn – I missed it – I was having something called a £dental £ implant …. I think i preferred that ….. but the real punishment is no single malt until and anti bios are finished …..
          Still see a 200 majority unless Farage gets a grip on the Reform message – otherwise the MSM will sink them …


  26. MarkyMark says:

    In Scotland it’s the Conservatives who fight the police. Veteran Tory MSP Murdo Fraser is accusing Police Scotland of acting unlawfully in recording a tweet of his as a non-crime “hate incident”. A trans activist complained late last year after Fraser said in a tweet: “Choosing to identify as “non-binary” is as valid as choosing to identify as a cat.” He only found out that the record exists by accident.



  27. MarkyMark says:

    “One of Charlie Hebdo’s most outspoken journalists has said she is leaving the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamic extremism.”

    Who really won?



  28. andyjsnape says:

    EU opens investigations into Apple, Meta and Google

    Yes its all about the money bbc and the fines the unelected lot impose, nothing more

    Remember when the eu took microsoft to court for only having Internet Explorer as the browser. The eu got the money, and now it doesn’t matter if the public has a different browser preinstalled with windows, Only Edge on Windows 10 & 11 be default


  29. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC obviously not a fan of Russian counter-terrorism interrogation techniques:

    “Russia has charged four men it says attacked a Moscow concert hall and killed at least 137 people. All four appeared to have been beaten and one was brought to court in a wheelchair. They were charged with committing an act of terrorism.”

    Worth mentioning no doubt but why so early on? BBC won’t be happy with the lack of thoughts and prayers and inquiries into systemic racism.



  30. Terminal Moraine says:

    Compare/contrast how BBC Newsround is ‘educating’ the kids:


    “The holy month of Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar… ”

    “… Muslims believe it allows to devote themselves [sic] to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God.”

    “The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.”

    “… this is when the holy book that’s followed by Muslims, called the Qur’an, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.”

    “Ramadan Mubraka is a way of wishing someone well during the holy month.”


    “It marks Jesus rising from the dead, after dying on a wooden cross. These days, lots of people celebrate by giving and receiving chocolate Easter eggs, and sometimes going on a hunt for them too!”

    But not holy. And no devotional aspect. Just people eating chocolate after some bloke died on a bit of chipboard and got up again.



    • MarkyMark says:

      “… this is when the holy book that’s followed by Muslims, called the Qur’an, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.”


      Three teachers hide in their basement from Islam, not Christianity! HA H AH AH HA HA HA HA HAH! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      Rishi ‘Unelected Green Card holder’ Sunak says what about the Hindu Gods?

      . . . . . . . .

      The 33 Million Gods of Hinduism
      Why Hindus worship so many gods and goddesses is a real mystery for most people. In the West the concept of polytheism is nothing more than fantasy or mythology worthy of comic book material.
      Pandit Dasa
      Pandit Dasa, Contributor
      I lived as a monk in New York City for 15 years and have been teaching Mindfulness and Meditation in Corporations, Governments, and Colleges
      Aug 6, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT
      |Updated Oct 6, 2012


    • Fedup2 says:

      Terminal – I often assert that the BBC has not just become a Far Left propaganda operation – but also an evil Muslim one .

      If I was looking for evidence – you ve just produced . Damn the BBC ….


  31. MarkyMark says:



  32. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News says “XXXX people killed in offensive of Israel against Hamas ….”
    Maybe more accurately it is “ Israel’s’ response to the murderous attack by Islamic Hamas “ …. But we know where the BBC loyalty lies ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      1400 kids offered to Islam to stop racism in the UK.
      3 teachers try to teach tolerance and hide in a basement in


  33. MarkyMark says:

    Royal family to go onto NHS waiting lists to show that they are the people’s Queen and King?! Oh wait – NHS cancer list ….


  34. atlas_shrugged says:

    marxi and his mates have been busy torturing the 4 Tajiks claimed to be the shooters in the Moscow concert terrorist attack. In a court appearance one chap has had his ear cut off, one has reportedly been electrocuted, one has clearly been beaten, and finally one has had such extreme treatment that he was unable to stay consious. Three of these ‘shooters’ have unsurprisingly ‘confessed’.

    With all the grainy images released it is difficult to gauge reality. The shooters appear ‘tall and strong’ men but the captured Tajiks appear quite small and weedy – a bit like putin.


  35. MarkyMark says:

    On Thursday last week Miliband visited Morecambe and decided to snub the two nuclear power stations, the area’s largest employers, turning up instead to struggling engineering firm Baltec. The firm provides its services to, you guessed it, oil and gas firms.




  36. MarkyMark says:

    Surely everyone should aim to be paid the same wage in communism/socialist utopia …



    • Non Snowflake says:

      Judging by that photo she’s halfway there already.


    • Thoughtful says:

      moaning toxic woman who doesn’t understand she wouldn’t be paid anything, because as a White male she would be passed over completely by the ones with Bame privelege.


  37. Thoughtful says:

    It’s not pleasant viewing learning the extent of deliberate decay of Britains armed forces under the Marxist Tories, nor the degree of incompetent money wasting by the MOD on failed project they massively mismanaged.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “We sleep soundly in our beds, because rough men stand ready in the night to do violence on those who would harm us”
      Orwell cited Kipling’s phrase “making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep” (Kipling, Tommy), and further noted that Kipling’s “grasp of function, of who protects whom, is very sound. He sees clearly that men can be highly civilized only while other men, inevitably less civilized, are there to guard and feed them.” (1942)”
      ― George Orwell


  38. MarkyMark says:

    Comedian on Scotland’s insane Hate Crime Act and Humza’s Hate Monster

    . . . . . . . . ..

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


  39. Kaiser says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      In appointing David Cameron to one of the top four offices of state, Rishi Sunak has chosen to disregard his close association with one of the UK’s biggest financial scandals of recent years.

      Two years ago, BBC Panorama revealed internal documents suggesting Mr Cameron made about $10m (£8.2m) jetting around the world to promote a highly controversial finance business, Greensill Capital.




  40. tomo says:

    Just been served up a crazy Waitrose advert on YouTube on my phone.

    Black guy, with “street hair” talking in “Port au Prince” street lingo bigging up Waitrose food – it was so OTT that I thought it was a spoof…. – but no, it seemed genuine and linked to https://www.waitrose.com/

    The video wouldn’t allow users to favorite/watch later or any method to identify for sharing purposes.

    I went and searched
    https://www.youtube.com/@waitroseandpartners/videos – not there = no surprise, …

    Provocative, absurd woke bullshit on steroids …

    I’m still not convinced it was actually from Waitrose themselves – but some outfit looking to attack them – it was that bad.


    • StewGreen says:

      won’t it be in your browser history
      .. at least you could get a screenshot

      Wasn’t branded John Lewis ? or Hello Fresh ?

      March 14 “The John Lewis Partnership, which owns the Waitrose supermarket chain, reported a return to annual profit that reflected improved trading in its food business and cost savings.”


      • StewGreen says:

        There’s this ..CCBGB


        • MarkyMark says:

          Mayor announces Black on the Square – a major new festival showcasing Black culture and creativity


          The first ever Black on the Square will take place on Trafalgar Square on Saturday 2 September
          This inaugural event will showcase the breadth of London’s Black cultural and creative talent with art and fashion appearing alongside captivating musical performers encompassing jazz, spoken word, freestyle rap and soul
          The one-day, family-friendly festival will include vendors representing a range of Black-owned businesses, including delicious food from the Caribbean and Africa, as well as artisan goods ranging from customised accessories to handmade homeware and gifts


      • tomo says:


        I used the Android YouTube app so no browsing history. On a PC right clicking and “Copy debug info” lets you get the permanent unique ident for the ad – that doesn’t work on the phone app…

        It was branded Waitrose – I wonder if it was deliberate from the ad agency… – high video/audio quality and careful, snappy edits – a pro job.

        I’ve seen scam ads that deliberately target phone platforms so you can’t find them.

        Remember when Waitrose advertised empty jamjars for a higher price than ones filled with jam?


  41. tomo says:

    Letitia James and Arthur Engoron’s absurd circus in NY spawns more absurdity….



  42. andyjsnape says:

    She at it again..

    Shamima Begum loses initial bid to challenge citizenship removal at Supreme Court

    Surely we aren’t going to let IT back in “loses initial bid”


  43. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Yeah! We are not China! HA HA HA HA HA HA!

      “Five-year-old girl left in tears as Tower Hamlets council officers shut down her lemonade stand and issue £150 fine. A five-year-old girl selling lemonade to revellers heading to a festival in east London had her stand shut down by council officers who slapped her and her father with a £150 fine.20 Jul 2017”



  44. tomo says:


    • Guest Who says:

      Why do they always look like Owen Jones’ even more miserable bi curious sister? All that’s missing is purple hair.


    • pugnazious says:

      No no no…this is nonsense…Twitter never censored anyone…how do I know? Because the BBC told me this morning….


      You can see from the way this is written the BBC have an angle….

      ‘Elon Musk shares internal staff documents with a hand-picked group of journalists. One of those journalists suspects these documents show collusion between tech platforms and the US government. ‘

      ‘Hand-picked’…’one of…’ oh they’re all biased…can’t be trusted…especially that Elon Musk fascist bloke.

      They , and the lefty media, crushed the Hunter Biden story but it went far, cfar wider than that as so much ‘conservative’ comment was also censored. I had three twitter accounts, one originally but Sopel & Co kept blocking me so I had to start new ones to keep on harassing them, and when I commented on the Christine Blasey Ford’s rape claims against Trump’s supreme court nominee they all got shut down…as did another when a Guardian Muslim attacked Israel and I asked why she didn’t ask the same questions of Pakistan and it’s creation…Twitter instantly shut that account down.

      We know they all censored any comment on covid, lockdowns and vaccines…you can see Simon Webb’s channel is often censured for alleged health ‘misinformation’…of course it wasn’t just social media but the BBC silenced anyone critical of lockdown etc…..not to mention climate change or immigration…if they couldn’t silence you they’d try to smear and discredit you by naming you a climate denier or a mad conspiracy theorist or Far-Right.

      Amusing, or not, how the BBC on the one hand, leaps to the defence of social media when it is working against the BBC’s ‘enemies’ but on the other hand stridently attacks social media when it seems to not curtail comment that the BBC wants silenced.


  45. StewGreen says:

    Scott Benton MP case originated 1 year ago the undercover video did seem clear he was offering to illegally lobby
    BUT He did offer a rebuttal very early on
    However the standards committee didn’t accept it and he was suspended for 35 days



  46. tomo says:


  47. pugnazious says:

    ‘Shamima Begum suffers fresh blow in battle to return to Britain: ISIS bride loses initial bid to challenge removal of her UK citizenship at the Supreme Court’

    Have no fear! The BBC will promote your case with another 10 part series revealing to the world what a wonderful person you are.

    Story just the other day about another ‘Isis Bride’ who was in the ‘morality police’, as was Begum, who tortured and abused other women. They aren’t innocent young women forced to live a life…they participated fully in it and from all reports relished it.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Maybe she could hide in Batley with the 3 teachers who … oh wait, I did not think this through.


  48. atlas_shrugged says:

    The mother of all parliaments currently getting their panties in a bunch about chinaaaa hacking UK data e.g. electoral information.

    Wot he meant to say was that our personal data is never safe with our guberment because they are so incompetent in keeping it secure. GDPR etc etc is only about gubmerment gorging themselves on our data and selling it to whoever for the purposes of harming us.


  49. pugnazious says:

    Remarkable that Nick Robinson, who once called Gaza the world’s biggest and worst open prison, long after Israel had left it, becomes a mouthpiece for Hamas this morning as he called for a ceasefire.

    Two bomb disposal experts who help defuse munitions in Gaza for a charity were on saying how tough things were…from nowhere Robinson suggested that they needed a ceasefire then…no? Yes they both said…as if Robinson didn’t know they’d say that.

    Bit of a set up one might think.

    The BBC playing a dangerous game once again interfering in and trying to influence geo-politics to suit themselves.