Midweek 24th April 2024

The BBC has demonstrated its ‘anti English bias clearly today . St George’s’ day ? Really ? Compare with the other nations of the UK ….. clearly the BBC hates England – much prefers minority groups and religions – to the Traditions of the English . And you are still paying your licence fee ? Surely not …..

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  1. AsISeeIt says:

    We awake this morning to news of: Broadcaster’s bias alert (FT)

    Don’t imagine for a moment that this warning is aimed at our national broadcaster: Watchdog Ofcom warned channels about the importance of impartiality ahead of the general election after it reinforced rules for television broadcasters using politicians as presenters (FT) – clearly this a shot at the somewhat conservative voices aired on GB News, recently accused of having politicians acting as presenters of their news headline bulletins. Our BBC is more in the business of having their news presenters act as politicians.

    One need only detail a couple of the more egregious examples

    We recall George Galloway versus the BBC’s latterly litigious rogue female Martine Croxall: ‘Any need for me in this interview!?’ Galloway erupts at BBC ‘party political broadcast’ GEORGE GALLOWAY has erupted at a BBC reporter for pushing a “party political broadcast” during a heated interview ahead of the Batley and Spen by-election. (Daily Express 2021)

    And how could we forget Emily Maitlis’ highly partizan soliloquies delivered from her BBC Newsnight stump? The highly bronzed one on this occasion made even BBC old stagers blanch: David Dimbleby criticises Emily Maitlis’ Newsnight monologue (Evening Standard, 2022)

    From containment to entertainment

    BBC Proms to feature disco night and Florence + The Machine (BBC) – something tells me our BBC won’t be content until the Proms is indistinguishable from Glastonbury – ending in a rousing chorus of not Land of Hope and Glory – more Land of Hip Hop and Bhangra, and certainly not Jerusalem. One envisages the BBC’s ideal finale being a stirring rendition of F*** The Tories with guest conductor Channel 4’s Jon Snow, sung to the accompanyment of a hundred waving EU flags.

    Mr AsI tends to note those emblematic state of the nation incidencies

    Most popular press titles feature some version of the same startling photographic image frontpage: Five horses from the Household Cavalry, one covered in blood, rampaged through London yesterday morning leaving a trail of destruction in their wake (Telegraph)

    And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation, 6 KJV)

    Sometimes these segueways write themselves

    Ukraine war: US secretly gives Kyiv long-range missiles (BBC) – not all that secret, is it?

    Jeremy Hunt defends civil service job cuts to increase defence spending (BBC) – this is a bizarre line of argument from a supposedly conservative chancellor: Mr Hunt confirmed the increase will cost an extra £20bn, which unions claim will be funded by cutting 70,000 jobs. (BBC) – a true fiscal conservative should argue that cutting back on the proliferation of civil service pen pushers is a good thing in itself – less regulation and some reduction of the heavy hand of the state on the economy would encourage entrepreneurship. Not to mention defence spending ought to prioritise the protection of our own borders and our own true interests ought to be the goal – rather than to toady to the US State Department’s misguided costly vendetta against Vladimir Putin and by the way defence of the Biden family money laundering operation

    Civil servants shun their new offices… Taxpayers have been handed a multi million pound bill for new government offices despite large numbers of civil servants still working from home (Telegraph)

    Girl arrested as three injured in Ammanford school stabbing… deputy head teacher Fiona Elias was among the injured. (BBC)

    Armed with a flick-knife, the Year 9 pupil… Footage captured on a pupil’s phone showed heroic rugby teacher Darrel Campbell overpowering the assailant, restraining her in an armlock and pulling her back from one of the victims (Daily Mail) – Oh, so there is still some benefit in having one or two male teachers on hand in our schools – just in case.

    Speaking outside the school, Supt Ross Evans said: “I would also ask that people do not speculate whilst there is a police investigation ongoing and to refer to official channels for updates.”… Dyfed-Powys Police are urging people not to share footage of the incident on social media or speculate about what happened (BBC)

    Meanwhile: Nottingham attacks: Victim’s mum condemns ‘abhorrent’ police message… after one of its officers wrote a graphic post about the killings… shared on a force WhatsApp group was “abhorrent”… “When you say ‘a couple of students have been proper butchered’, did you stop to think (BBC)

    There seems to be quite a pattern emerging here

    Australian PM calls Elon Musk an ‘arrogant billionaire’ in row over attack footage… feud over X’s reluctance to remove footage of a church stabbing (BBC)

    Anarcho-tyranny describes a situation where the state tyrannically or oppressively regulates citizens’ lives yet is unable or unwilling to enforce fundamental protective law.

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming, published in November 1920

    On a lighter note: All you need to know about marshmallows (Daily Star)

    On a far lighter note, as Mr AsI has forewarned, the left now eagerly look forward to a Tony Blair, Brit Pop and Cool Britannia redux

    Emily Watkins writing opinion for the left-leaning i news is explicit: Labour majorities and the Spice Girls – it’s all a bit Cool Britannia in here. I’m cripplingly embarrassed for us, but I understand. Things are so bleak that when something even remotely cool happens, there’s nothing for it but to lean in… what with the ongoing cost of living crisis, 14 years of Tory government, and little chance of escaping to the continent post Brexit, it’s tempting to sigh wistfully and recall better times… “Cool Britannia”. Basically, it consisted of the Young British Artists (YBA) in visual art and Britpop in music, and then in 1997, after 17 years of Tory rule, we elected a Labour government.

    And we all lived happily everafter.

    Labour: We’ll nationalise rail in 5 years (Daily Mirror)

    ‘I’ll stay an MP for as long as I can’ Diane Abbott (Guardian)

    Child drinkers rise in ‘generation lockdown’ – kudos to the Daily Telegraph there for refusing that old saw formulation: since the pandemic

    And finally, our BBC is asking

    Do women-only co-working spaces have a future?

    I don’t know. Are men-only clubs still allowed?

    Top civil servant and MI6 boss quit all-male club… after a backlash for being part of a club that excludes women (BBC)


    • Fedup2 says:

      A rather acidic brillo appeared before the culture committee yesterday trying to assassinate GBNews . In response Farage fired a 8 minute broadside at the MSM last night ….


      • vlad says:

        Brillo will never forgive GBNews for failing to treat him with the reverance he believes he is due.


  2. Thoughtful says:

    More moves are afoot to steal the sovereign wealth of Russia by the corrupt elites of the West.

    Christine Lagarde has warned against the EU doing this for legal reasons, obviously not moral ones as she has no concept of morality.

    The sanctions Russia could apply on Europe could be horrific, for its people, not for the elites of course, they will make sure they are unaffected up to the point they are dangled from the lamp posts.

    The West is claiming it wants this money to rebuild Ukraine, and this is the evidence of the corruption laid bare. No one tries to rebuild a country whilst a war is still raging, it’s utter madness to try.

    We need only look back to the corruption of Clinton and associates and the rebuilding of Haiti to see what lies behind all this. This is not a plan to rebuild Ukraine, it’s a plan for corrupt political elites to steal another countries sovereign wealth to enrich themselves and their friends.

    Here is some of the corruption laid bare:


    However the danger runs far deeper. The whole of the Wests legal structure is built on the notion of secure property ownership, breaking it in this way gives the elites the key to greater and more widespread property seizure.

    If they can seize Russias assets then what’s to stop them seizing yours, and of course they will have invented a very good reason for needing to do so!

    If you are a couple living in a four bed house, they might well decide that it would be more appropriate to move you into a one bed flat so your home can be used to house, homeless, ‘vulnerable’ refugees, illegal migrants etc.

    State seizure of private assets without compensation is the first step towards Marxism, and it should be resisted at all costs. Please write to your MP before it’s too late!


    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘moves are afoot to steal the sovereign wealth of Russia… The whole of the Wests legal structure is built on the notion of secure property ownership’

      Mr Thoughful, we may not agree on every issue hereabouts, but you’ve got this one right.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Having disagreements, airing views, testing them is the way of freedom.
        We must fight to preserve our freedoms and educate those who seek to cancel that freedom to air views they do not agree with, alas some of them post here.

        This is something Jordan Peterson continually uses to emphasise why the Left with their cancel culture are so damn dangerous.
        The lie the left always told about disagreeing with someones views but fighting to the death to defend their right to say it, when in reality they rolled over like a frightened kitten at the first threat.

        There will be people who disagree with me on this issue, but the one thing we do have to fight against more than anything else is the “tellyscreen” on the wall which beams thoughts into peoples minds when they are tired and vulnerable, and which they then believe without question and don’t even realise where the notion came from !


  3. Guest Who says:

    Reeling them in.

    This is a fascinating excerpt of a new book by
    @sabrinabsholts Today’s anti-vaccine “free thinkers” are repeating 19th century narratives


    That’s an odd question. American jurors are always identified



    If you’ve seen Ofcom’s statement today on broadcast news and impartiality,
    and I spoke at length with
    from Ofcom on The Media Show on
    . You can hear the whole interview – and much more besides – here.



  4. popeye says:

    Just a reminder that it’s what the BBC don’t report as much as their spin on what they do, that demonstrates clearly their bias



  5. Foscari says:

    I don’t know what I will prefer to see at the BBC Proms
    at the Albert Hall. Simon Rattle conducting Bruckner’s 4th.
    Or Sam Smith. By the way this is the first Getty’s Imaging I
    have seen without any ethnic components. Which of
    course lacks diversity, inclusion etc. Although the feature
    on the BBC website does get Sam Smith’s “preferred ”
    pronoun right. Anyway preferred at the moment.


    • Flotsam says:

      As far as I’m concerned Simon Rattle is a traitor. He hated Brexit and decided to apply for German citizenship, he became a German citizen.

      Artists have always been able to travel and work anywhere in the world for centuries, he had no need to become a German citizen. I think he was making a point. I am making a point of calling him out.


  6. andyjsnape says:

    2800 jobs gone in the name of green

    Tata Steel ending union talks over 2,800 jobs

    How many Chinese coal power stations are opened each year?
    Maybe Verify could verify that!

    “Tata Steel spokesman said its £1.25bn electric arc furnace “would be the largest investment in this country’s steel industry in decades and secure the future of UK steelmaking” – great, we have an electric arc furnace, but 2800 will not be replaced


  7. Fedup2 says:

    Seems pop corn time with the SNP comrade Hamas and the green crapsters are divorcing .
    Does that mean an election in scotland ? A red labour landslide as a dry run for the rest of UKistan?


  8. atlas_shrugged says:

    Supt Ross Evans said: “I would also ask that people do not speculate whilst there is a police investigation ongoing and to refer to official channels for updates.”


    Notice in the bBC article there is no mention of the male teacher who disarmed the knife wielding girl.

    One wonders what is the purpose is of the absent wet police. They prevent no crime, shut down a school for their after-the-event investigation so ruining the education of hundreds of children, they cover up any details of what happened, like the Australian police they will want to suppress any videos that clearly showed what happened. Now we will have a pantomime of investigators in space suits going through the motions for days, millions of pounds wasted.

    The public can be sure that they will never be shown a photo of the offender, or the name, or any details such as medication or family background.

    This is all about maximising hysteria.


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Experienced as we all are with the MSM, certain assumptions will have been made after the ambiguity and lack of detail.

      ‘I would also ask people do not speculate’ – this is another giveaway.


  9. G.W.F. says:



  10. andyjsnape says:

    How fraudsters are getting fake articles onto Facebook

    Dont forget to only get your fake news from the bbc


  11. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the Express there’s an article saying woke generation Z’ers are throwing away their Adidas trainers because they’ve seen a picture with Nigel Farage wearing a pair.

    Nigel could use this to huge effect.

    He could say he loves Ben and Jerry ice cream and eats lots of it.
    He could say he’s become a vegetarian.
    He could say he’s a big fan of gogglebox (or some other totally woke tv show)

    All the little gen Z wokies will then have to give up these things.

    I also heard on the radio that our youth are leading the world in alcohol and fags.
    Lots of little Nigel’s then so maybe they only pick and choose what suits them to give up so that they can virtue signal to their mates (if they have any)


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      I threw my trainers away because I did not want to look like that slob Tim Davie.


  12. Jeff says:

    So, yet again, the pitifully useless Mark Rowley, leader of the once respected Met’ police, feels the need to make an obsequious and grovelling apology to Baroness Lawrence about how the police mishandled her son’s murder…of over thirty years ago…

    What can he possibly find to say that is of any relevance? It’s just more toe-curling abasement. This creep makes my flesh crawl. He reminds me so much of Archbishop Welby (blimey, they even look alike) who constantly feels the need to apologise for the church’s links to historic slavery. Why? FFS, it’s hundreds of years ago. Move on.

    On the other hand, the Met’ police chief defends the copper who confronted a London citizen because he looked “openly Jewish”.

    And is there a month goes by when Tommy Robinson isn’t arrested, pepper sprayed and assaulted on some pathetic and spurious charge of being…(oh, let’s see) white and working class and in possession of opinions that are deeply unfashionable in certain circles?

    That same corrupt organisation also breaks up St George’s Day celebrations and stops English folk displaying our national flag on our national saint’s day. And those patriotic English people are then smeared by Conservative MPs (yes!) as being thugs.

    Meanwhile, militant Muzzies can rampage through the capital, desecrate war memorials, intimidate Jews and openly display swastikas and nothing happens.

    Apparently the St George’s flag on St George’s Day is deeply troublesome, but someone openly displaying the Swastika and it’s all “a matter of context”.

    Go figure…


  13. Fedup2 says:

    Do you notice the method the BBC uses to tell taxpayers and others what is going on in Gaza ?

    Its either the ‘gaza authorities’ ( which means the islamic hamas terrorist group ) or some UN agency subverted by islamic hamas . What coverage does the BBC give the israel government / IDF?

    It tends – if mentioned – to be used as a rebuttal to the usual ‘ starving ‘ and ‘war crime ‘ propaganda happily voiced by the BBC and fueling anti jewish sentiment by the day – as well as further emboldening evil islam to undermine us …


  14. Fedup2 says:

    Not bbc
    But with the democrat legal mafia in the US – what will happen when president trump is required to be in a court on the west coast when thd democrats are already stopping him from campaigning by keeping him in New York ?

    And we might wonder about the stability of the US after the next election … whatever the outcome …

    If anyone had seen any informed impartial view on this id be obliged ….


  15. pugnazious says:

    ‘Nadine Dorries criticised for sharing edited image of Sunak wielding knife’
    ‘Ministers have criticised Nadine Dorries for sharing a doctored image of Rishi Sunak wielding a knife behind Boris Johnson’s back.

    The culture secretary retweeted an image of the PM depicted as Julius Caesar about to be stabbed in the back by Mr Sunak, in the role of Brutus.

    Greg Hands said it was “dangerous”, while Sir Robert Buckland said it was “not just incendiary – it’s wrong”.’


    How times change…now if you talk of ‘back-stabbing’ it’s fine…passes without comment…as do the personal insults….if you’re a Labour politician doing it…..

    ‘ I read with interest that (Mr Dowden) has been urging his neighbour in No 10 to call an election because he’s worried they might get wiped out.

    ‘Has he finally realised that when he stabbed Boris Johnson in the back to get his mate into No 10 he was ditching their biggest election winner for a pint-sized loser?”

    Complete lack of outrage and spittle-flecked commentary from the BBC et al as Rayner once again goes for the personal insult.

    She managed to slip in two phrases that would normally have the BBC’s finest filling the airwaves with anguished moaning about the descent of politics into a dangerous gutter…this, they would tell us, is why no-one wants to be a politician if they have to face such levels of personal abuse and invective……but not today.

    ‘”I [of the Ginger Growler] won’t be letting their vile lies deter me. Their attempts to harass and intimidate me will fail.

    “I hope this experience doesn’t put off a single person like me, with a background like mine from aspiring to participate in public life. That would break my heart.”‘

    There was a time when talk of ‘stabbing’ would be a disgrace, dangerous to democracy and all that…and as for ‘pint-sized loser’….howls of dismay at such low invective.

    How many times have we had to listen to BBC journo’s getting their knickers in a twist about a Tory making pointed comments? Indeed comments about Rayner…..

    ‘A newspaper’s suggestion that Angela Rayner tries to distract the prime minister by crossing her legs in the Commons was “an outrageous slur” and “sexist”, her constituents have said.’

    The BBC goes all out of course on such stories when it wants to…

    ‘Angela Rayner row: Does Parliament have a problem with misogyny?’

    Naturally that was targeted at Tories whom the BBC always tries to portray as ‘having a problem with women’.

    However when it’s a Labour woman doing the abuse…..total silence.

    Odd huh?

    The only mention I can find is a quick comment in the BBC live feed….

    ‘Rayner raised eyebrows with a very personal insult directed at the diminutive PM (“pint-sized loser”). ‘

    Of course the BBC also edited a report on Rayner at the request of the Labour Party….no bias at all, really.

    And that’s all folks….nothing to see here.


    • Up2snuff says:

      pug, re early election: the wisdom of John Curtice, psephologist extraordinaire, is that the Conservatives tend to do better with winter elections but the Labour lot need warmth and preferably sunshine to get them to vote. If Rishi is wise, he will heed John Curtice’s views.


      • Scroblene says:

        I wish he’d b****y well listen to the views of Normal Citizens!

        Conservatives usually do better, because they’re duty-bound to uphold the law for King and country, whereas lefties just turn up if there’s a freebie on the menu.


  16. pugnazious says:

    Curious how the BBC is not reporting on Ofsted but campaigning against it and weaponising Ruth Perry’s suicide in a highly cynical and shameless way to do it.

    Ruth Perry clearly had personal mental health issues that led to her suicide but to blame it on Ofsted is highly political. To claim that they use a one word summary about a school’s performance is an absolute lie….there is a one word summary but it is backed up by a detailed report freely available on-line.

    Here’s Ruth Perry’s school report…


    You can criticise the report [let’s hope the boss of Ofsted doesn’t top themselves with all the negative criticism they get] because you could consider they chose to emphasise the wrong thing….you can see the school performance is generally good overall…and yet Ofsted decided that inadequate leadership concerning ‘safeguarding’ was the primary issue…and thus the school was ‘inadequate’….

    Overall effectiveness Inadequate
    The quality of education Good
    Behaviour and attitudes Good
    Personal development Good
    Leadership and management Inadequate
    Early years provision Good

    I think Ofsted chose poorly on what to emphasise…and as for ‘safeguarding’ failures the report paradoxically says…

    ‘Pupils can discuss what a healthy and unhealthy relationship looks like and how to be a good friend. They know how to stay safe, including online….

    ….Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is exemplary. They love to learn and they relish the challenges that teachers provide. Pupils who struggle with their behaviour benefit from the pastoral care they receive from leaders and staff. ‘

    Read the report and you might judge it is in fact a very good school other than the fact there are a small number of pupils whose behaviour is questionable…

    ‘During unsupervised times, including during wet playtimes, some older pupils make poor behaviour choices which go unnoticed and can put others at risk of harm. Overall, pupils’
    attendance is very high, but there is a small group of pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, who are persistently absent. School leaders do not have robust processes in place to help these pupils attend school regularly.’

    It is odd that this is the main take that Ofsted had on the school….the summary should, I belief, have been ‘Good’ with provisos about lack of supervision at times.

    If that had been the final ‘word’ would anyone have complained about a ‘one word’ summary? No.

    Yes Ofsted got it wrong but that’s hardly a reason to commit suicide….as said Ruth Perry must have had many other issues besides the Ofsted report and Ofsted cannot be expected to shape its reports so that no-one is upset by them…that just doesn’t work….there can be no prizes for everyone.

    However the BBC thinks otherwise and is intent on helping the unions destroy any sort of scrutiny of their work at all….just as the BBC tries to stop all scrutiny and complaints about its own work.


  17. pugnazious says:

    From Guido….

    ‘Daily Sceptic editor Toby Young has just submitted a complaint to the BBC for failing to challenge or provide any correction for eco-activist and bird-sniffing presenter Chris Packham’s claim that the website is “put together by a bunch of professionals with close associations to the fossil fuel industry.”’

    Good luck with that. Might as well put the complaint on a piece of paper, fold it into a paper airplane and chuck it out of the window and hope the BBC responds.


  18. harry142857 says:

    Also from Guido.

    Kia the car company have invented a car that can do a U turn on a voice command.
    They are calling it the Kia Starma!


  19. pugnazious says:

    Lest we forget…

    ‘Vauxhall owner warns of ‘dramatic consequences’ of Brexit’

    ‘PSA boss compares no-deal Brexit to train crash’
    ‘The head of the car group that owns Vauxhall has compared a no-deal Brexit to a head-on train crash.

    PSA chief Carlos Tavares also said if a no-deal Brexit had serious consequences for the car group, there would be an ethical responsibility to protect employees outside the UK.

    He said the firm would take “necessary decisions” regarding PSA’s UK plants.’

    Looking to see if the BBC has headlined this latest dramatic piece of news as it did for Brexit comments by the same man…..

    ‘The net zero crackdown on combustion engines could force the maker of Vauxhall to pull out of Britain, its boss has warned.

    Carlos Tavares, chief executive of Stellantis, said that a law to limit petrol car sales was “terrible for the UK” and would force manufacturers to sell vehicles at a loss.’

    Guessing that’s a comment the BBC doesn’t really want you to see.

    Would love to be a fly on the wall when the BBC editorials are going on discussing the rapid retreat back to common sense [at least until the election here is over] by governments around the world. Lots of tears, wailing and tearing of clothes. Justin Rowlatt must be a very busy boy trying to create new reporting to keep the alarmism going.


  20. Eddy Booth says:

    Looks like NATO+ on the run in Ukraine.🙂


  21. andyjsnape says:

    One more arrest over Channel small boat deaths

    Upon seeing the boat in distress, French regional prefect Jacques Billant said the Abeille Normandie patrol boat was immediately deployed to rescue those who had set off on the boat. When they arrived, several people were unconscious and in great difficulty

    Funny they noticed when in distress, maybe could of stopped them before!

    They were among a large group of migrants who arrived in Dover late on Tuesday – a large group of migrants… 5, 10, 1000, 5000 ? A bit vague


  22. Terminal Moraine says:

    More on the woman in Oz fighting Musk over censoring the internet — she’s American born, spent 14 years at Microsoft, is a member of the WEF and their Global Coalition for Digital Safety, and the CIA tried to recruit her. And she wants us to have a “recalibration of a whole range of human rights…”

    There is a pattern.


  23. Eddy Booth says:

    “London horses: ‘Too early to know’ if Cavalry horses will return to duty”

    Poor horses.

    Celine in WW1:
    “They gave us a short rest, and a few weeks later we climbed back up on our horses and started north. The cold came with us. The gunfire was never far away. But we never came across any Germans except by accident, a hussar or a squad of riflemen here and there, in yellow and green, pretty colors. We seemed to be looking for them, but we beat it the moment we laid eyes on them. At every encounter two or three horsemen bit the dust, sometimes theirs, sometimes ours. And from far in the distance their riderless horses, with loose clanking stirrups, would come galloping toward us, we’d see their saddles with the peculiar cantles and all their leather as fresh and shiny as pocketbooks on New Year’s Day. They were coming to see our horses, they made friends in no time. They were lucky. We couldn’t have done that.”

    Journey to the End of the Night 1932
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine.
    Pdf download link –

    Click to access louis-ferdinand-celine-journey-to-the-end-of-the-night.pdf


  24. Zephir says:

    Apropos of nothing much..except perhaps regarding animals on the loose..

    The best comment I have seen today on that new fangled interweb:

    “Kangaroos are the T Rex version of deer”

    Any look on youtube or elsewhere on kangaroo attacks would tend to confirm this.


  25. Thoughtful says:

    Quite a shocking judgement in regard to Tommy Robinson and posted because the media does not want to tell people, and instead wish to deceive by lying it was all about a simpleton PC who couldn’t get the date right.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me if they’d dated it wrong by design, that way they don’t risk “losing” the case, but still cause months of stress/aggravating.


  26. Zephir says:

    And another one…funny that the #metoo movement never applies to the many, many gang rapes of children in Rotherham and so many other “diverse” British cites…

    “Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction overturned over ‘crucial mistake’ by New York judge… and he could now walk free.

    New York Court of Appeals has overturned Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction. The movie mogul, 72, was serving 23 years in prison for felony sex crimes.



  27. Zephir says:

    I wonder why ?



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  30. taffman says:

    Is the Tory government looking after us? What on earth is the home office doing ?


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  33. micknotmike says:

    The bbc have an article running “Shoplifting hits record high in England”. I wasn’t sure what a shoplifter looks like, but fortunately there’s a helpful picture. A typical shoplifter is a young white female, shoving a nice bottle of wine into her designer handbag.
    Without the guidance, I would have thought that shoplifters were gangs of n199ers, average IQ 60 or so, with machetes (Or worse), taking what they want while the fuzz rehearse their tiktok moves outside. How wrong can you be?
    I despair at the bbc; who do they think they are fooling?


  34. G.W.F. says:

    Any news of recent developments in the Ammanford school stabbing? All news sources are identical.


    • Zephir says:

      Only a comment from a fellow pupil that the stabber has been in plenty of trouble previously.


    • Non Snowflake says:

      The police this morning said that they were aware of videos on social media, but they requested that they be deleted, so as not to cause undue stress. Or something.

      You’d think the police would have learnt that deleting relevant videos isn’t actually a good idea……


  35. Eddy Booth says:


    Darts tonight!
    7:15 start I think.

    Luke Littler v Gerwyn Price,
    Luke Humphries v Nathan Aspinall,
    Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen &
    Michael Smith v Rob Cross

    I’ve got a £3 double, Littler win + Aspinall win – returns £13 !
    Or nothing😕



    • Non Snowflake says:

      I had a bet on Everton to win 2-0 last night at 50/1

      So I’ve been very smug today :>)


      • Fedup2 says:

        Non – congratulations – I hope the bet was substantial – seeing Liverpool fail to win the prem was beyond Money – I despise Liverpool – my experience of Everton ( as an away supporter ) was far more civilised than the scum that is Liverpool ….


    • harry142857 says:

      Nice win, you can get one month’s worth of unbiased, neutral, impartial news with that kind of money.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Almost as good as winning on the 2p coin waterfall slot machine at the seaside arcade.


      • harry142857 says:

        This is the second time, at least, this week

        John Higgins versus Jamie Jones, final session. Getting exciting.

        So what do the BBC do. Switch to the first session of three Trump vs Ford with up to 21 further frames left to play.


  36. Siempre Recht says:

    Did anyone happen to listen to Newshour on Radio 4 tonight, and a ridiculous piece of propaganda on Venice having a tourist tax of 5 euros day, for day-trippers.

    They just HAD to end it by their “reporter” saying that the new tax didn’t address the most important issue facing Venice, “CLIMATE CHANGE!”

    Simply ridiculous lies. Venice themselves had said it’s the 80,000+ who visit each day.


    • moggiemoo says:

      Of course it’s climate change, think of all the farts from those 80,000 visitors and the amount of methane they generate each day, it must be local warming on a colossal scale. That, or it’s utter crap.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      In Old Speak climate change used to be referred to as Global Warming. Or a little later Global Boiling. The climate has always changed. Could that be a reason why we are no longer part of the main European land mass which “experts” have assured us was once the case?
      At 84 years of age I have seen no change in the rather checkered pattern in our British seasonal changes.
      Strange thing is that the requests from the climate armholes to cut our emissions seems only to apply to the affluent West so I must be forgiven for thinking that there is some sort of conspiracy afoot.


  37. Guest Who says:

    So @BowenBBC and I had a small gathering to celebrate our 40 years in The BBC and here’s an historic moment as the wonderful @mariannaspring explains the internet to a sceptic😳

    What about ‘the Internet’ is he sceptical about? The bit where a ditzy bimbo with no relevant qualifications presumes to lecture folk?


  38. Thoughtful says:

    Some economic news from across the pond, none of it good.

    Why is it relevant to this site? Because the chances are this isn’t going to be reported at all, but if it is it probably won’t be reported correctly.

    Two important stats released today, US GDP which was lower the expectations, and PCE Personal Core Expenditure which was higher than expected.

    On top of that the trade defecit increased to the highest in 11 months.

    Falling GDP and rising inflations are the path to stagflation, the most destructive economic force known.

    On top of that bond yields are being driven ever higher which means the cost of borrowing for the government rises. By the end of the year the cost of servicing the debt will higher than both defence, and medicare.

    It gets worse, because government borrowing and spending should at least equal GDP. Put simply if you put ‘3’ in, you should get ‘3’ out, ideally according to Keynes you should get more out as the cash stimulates the economy, but in America instead of getting ‘3’ out they are getting ‘2’ which again points to stagflation.

    It also makes it much more difficult to lower the base rate.

    Although the figures are not hugely adrift from expectations, they all, together indicate an economy in serious trouble, only being propped up by enormous government borrowing and spending.

    I haven’t given any links because I doubt people are going to be interested enough to use them.

    Now you know todays horror show, and will be aware of the reality should you hear it reported on the media.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Keynsianism just doesn’t work any more. It is meant to stimulate the economy, but since we produce very little these days, the money just goes to China. Thus, for every pound spent on “stimulus”, we get back less than a pound in economic growth. There is no multiplier effect.


      • Eddy Booth says:

        Seems to be always the same people who get the majority of the stimulus cash, and they’ve already got everything they want.
        Even now they’re itching to cut interest rates again.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Ah, well two problems there, firstly Keynsianism has been completely distorted by Socialists to mean run a defecit constantly. It was supposed to be that money was pumped into the economy in recessions and then paid back again in the boom times thus smoothing the economic cycle.

        Secondly Biden is not following Keynsian economics but something else called modern monetary theory which states a government can simply create currency without any consequence to the economy.

        It’s a ridiculous theory but you can see how attractive it would be to a Socialist to be told they can print and spend as freely as they please.


        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          Keynes hated the gold standard because he wanted governments to be able to create money. But giving that power to governments is like giving whisky to a child. It can never end well. That is why £1 today is worth 1/20th of a £1 in 1960. In effect, a pound is worth a shilling. That did not happen by accident.

          Furthermore, Keynes claimed that government spending should be counter cyclical, running deficits in recessions, and surpluses in recoveries, but that never happens. Governments become hooked on spending money, and spending programmes are very easy to start and very hard to stop.

          In short, Keynsianism is an illusion. It does work.


  39. tomo says:


    • Thoughtful says:

      With a husband who has a conviction for insider trading, and Pelosi fighting to stop legislation to make insider trading illegal for Senators and representatives.
      So some lobbyist tips her the nod and she acts on it and profits accordingly.

      So how does that fit with the ekwalitee she squawks about?


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The key word there is “equitable”. It sounds like “equality”, but it isn’t. It is the code word for a form of apartheid, favouring the sort of people Khan and Pelosi approve of. And it’s not us.


  40. StewGreen says:

    New : Voice Of Wales with Tommy Robinson & Mayhar Tousi
    Oh it’s not allowed to be embedded
    So watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/ap_piEMlcwQ

    references the points made in teh post above here at 5:15 PM by @Thoughtful


    • StewGreen says:

      CHARLIE SANSOM tweets
      “I’ll be on @TalkTV (Radio) at 11pm talking about St. George’s Day in London.
      Were the Met heavy-handed?
      Why didn’t the media cover Tommy Robinson’s court case fairly? “


  41. tomo says:


  42. pugnazious says:

    And that’s that….

    ‘The BBC has admitted that its reporting of “civilian” casualties in Gaza was inaccurate and included the deaths of Hamas fighters.

    A report on BBC One’s News at Ten bulletin on Jan 14 covered a vigil in Tel Aviv marking 100 days since the Oct 7 attacks on Israel.

    Reporter Wyre Davies said two minutes into the report: “And the number of civilians killed in Gaza has been huge – very nearly 24,000 dead, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, many of them women and children.”

    The BBC’s editorial complaints unit upheld a complaint from a viewer, finding that the report “fell below the BBC’s standards of accuracy”.’


    So the BBC falsely reported casualty figures…presenting them as nearly all civilian….but are the numbers accurate in themselves?

    And what happens now? A swift apology hidden away or a sweeping reassessment of their coverage and how they report? Don’t hold your breath….we’re still waiting for the Balen Report to be released 20 years on….presumably so incendiary are its findings, so damning of the BBC, that the BBC won’t release it.

    BBC News kills Jews.


    • JohnC says:

      Hamas figures are their own ficticious ‘total’. They do not differentiate between civilians and terrorists. Which I suppose is because the dividing line is so thin. A fact the BBC never mention.

      Isn’t it amazing how these things arew ALWAYS in favour of the BBC agenda.

      Which is evidence enough that they are blatant, deliberate lies.

      Yet nothing more is ever said about it and we get an apology on a page nobody reads. Any apology should be given the same weight as the original article. So if it was front-page headline for a week, so should the apology.


      • Zephir says:

        As I said before, they are also completely linear when logged against time.

        make of that what you will, as statisticians have….. and also have with the Biden election.


  43. StewGreen says:

    MDL = Muslim Defence League
    “RACIST MDL MEMBERS JAILED FOR AN ATTACK DURING A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN: 25 men have been jailed for the attack on Tommy Robinson & his supporters during his political campaign 5yrs ago in Oldham.
    Those involved carried crowbars & paving slabs,one victim was hit by scissors.”
    says a tweet

    It’s a bold claim cos I can’t find proper MSM coverage that says this

    Ah hang on I find this article
    Manchester Evening News
    The day Tommy Robinson headed to Oldham – and the utter madness that erupted
    Almost five years to the day since violence flared on Oldham’s Limeside estate, 24 men have been brought to justice

    That title implies that TR and supporters are the violent baddies
    the article carries on in that tone
    Then it finally gets to names
    a few Anglo names who mostly say they aren’t TR supporters
    and a load of Muslim names

    BTW the first title is wrong too
    cos although the 24 convictions speak of jail terms
    they are almost all suspended



  44. digg says:

    Trump, Fox…. Seems like more anti-lefty people are coming under massive court driven ridiculous financial penalties…. This must be a global left wing political agreement with the judiciary and stinks to high heaven.

    This smacks of South American Marxist juntas….

    There is going to be a revolution if they keep this shit up!


    • JohnC says:

      Their latest ‘method’ is to ruin people they disagree with. If they can’t do it with ‘cancel culture’, they are now doing it with the full complicity of the courts.

      They truly are the new Nazis. They absolutely believe they are doing it for the right reasons.


  45. StewGreen says:

    St Georges Day vid
    Short video clips are rubbish cos they hide context
    but the the vid does appear to show one member of the BlueLine Gang losing it and beating up a member of the public
    and then cos BlueLine gang always side with their mates , they all put the boot in
    .. https://twitter.com/VoWalesOfficial/status/1783515890899697681


    • Zephir says:

      Some short videos need little or no context


      • Zephir says:


        • Fedup2 says:

          The saddest thing is that Biden ‘gaffes ‘ don’t matter -he won’t get the Reagan treatment …. But I notice the msm are running out ‘polling ‘ suggesting people prefer Biden over trump … another weapon against trump on top of those political show trials ..
          Biden will win – it’s fixed .


  46. JohnC says:

    Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction overturned in New York

    It was obvious from the start that Weinsteins ‘casting couch’ was where beautiful women traded sex for parts in films. Hollywood is the nastiest, most ethically barren place on Earth. The women were just as guilty as Weinstein. The whole thing was about hasbeens getting money. I wonder if they will have to pay it back.

    One thing which was 100% certain for Weinstein is that there was no way he could get a fair trial. The #metoo, far-Left mob made sure of that (with the MSM being the way they did it, BBC most definitely in the front of the pack).

    Nobody DARE even suggest he was not guilty. Just imagine you were on the jury with the possibility the mob would find out if you voted ‘innocent’. Your life would become hell with hate mail an death threats from these nasty hypocrites.

    It was EXACTLY that same for the George Floyd trial and it’s the same again for the Trump trials. The fascists on the Left have made a mockery of justice because the MSM have become infested with left-wing activists.

    We are gradually re-running the 1930’s with the script being re-written on the fly for the modern age where the vehicle has moved from the gun to the pen and control of information. But make no mistake, the Nazis are back.


    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe they were ‘obviously beautiful’ and he was clearly in a bathrobe?


  47. JohnC says:

    Extremist Ahmed Alid guilty of Hartlepool knife murder

    Just in case you are wondering, he murdered innocent people because of Israel. It’s Israel’s fault.

    I know that because the BBC repeat it FOUR times in the article.

    Interestingly he is called a ‘terror suspect’ in the article but even though he has been found guilty, the BBC still don’t call him a terrorist.

    We have scum everywhere now. Terrorist scum murdering innocent people on the streets and BBC scum doing their best to portray them as ‘freedom fighters’ because it was somebody elses fault.


    • Zephir says:

      We might see a measurable imrovement in the bbc output if news was written and broadcast during muslim prayer times.


      • moggiemoo says:

        Why? It seems clear to me that it’s not just Muslims that are Muslim nowadays.


  48. Flotsam says:

    GBNews viewers have been polled and the results are truly strange. The poll puts Labour 11% ahead of the Conservatives, among GBNews viewers. The thing that makes me doubt the poll is that regarding the ECHR, 49 per cent of viewers think the UK should remain a member but 36 per cent disagree and 15 per cent are unsure. That seems very contrary to what I believe to be the average profile of GBNews viewers.
    I’m not sure but I think the poll might be drawn from the GBNews membership, those motivated enough to support GBNews. Has the membership been stacked by Labour in a Trojan horse operation?


    • Flotsam says:

      In a follow up mini poll on GBNews this morning on the breakfast program, Sunak comes ahead of Starmer thereby casting further doubt on the earlier opinion poll. The poll is from actual viewers rather than the membership.


  49. Fedup2 says:

    I mentioned yesterday – about how the BBC using ‘data ‘ supplied by the ‘Palestinian authorities ‘( aka Islamic Hamas ) .

    I have never heard the bbc explain how Hamas collect the data – verify its’ correctness and broadcast it to the British ….

    Yet when it’s a claim by someone they don’t like – eg trump – they include words like ‘false’ as in ‘false claim that the 2020 election was stolen ‘…
    Good evidence of bbc bias methinks – especially when bbc types are caught out parroting ludicrous Islamic Hamas claims like ‘24000’ killed by Israel – which they’ve retracted ….
    Keep going IDF …


    • Fedup2 says:

      …and obviously – the use of dodgy hamas originated numbers fuels those anti Israel demonstrations and attempts to obstruct the supply of weapons to our ally – Israel – against an enemy terrorist Gang … so the bbc must pay for this one day ….


  50. Scroblene says:

    I’m off for a cold shower now…