429 Responses to Midweek 15th May 2024

  1. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/katierazz/status/1790836246387835266?s=61
    MORE BABY REINDEER: What did @piersmorgan consider before speaking to alleged ‘real Martha’ & does he regret the interview some have called exploitative? On the Media Show he explains his decision & his media strategy – more from @BBCRosAtkins & me @BBCSounds @BBCRadio4

    ‘Some have called’.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Trusted news ….

      “Piers Morgan was tonight sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror after a crunch meeting with chief executive Sly Bailey over the Iraq ‘torture’ photographs, ending his eight and a half year reign at the paper.”

      ….

      “He got called down to Sly’s office this afternoon and wasn’t even allowed back up to the 22nd floor to say goodbye to his staff,” said one insider. “He was escorted out of the building by security.

      https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/may/14/pressandpublishing.iraqandthemedia

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  2. tomo says:

    I rather miss it….

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    I thought I’d post this because it’s not being reported on the news as far as I can see. It’s a series of videos of Hezbollah attacks on Israeli settlements inside Lebanon not Israel itself.

    It’s quite shocking the guy appears reasonably neutral but then I’m only a few minutes in, although he does appear biased to Hamas / Hezbollah.

    The thing which bothers me is where they get the more sophisticated weapons such as stinger, and there has to be a suspicion they are from Afghanistan, (thanks Biden).

    So at the end he makes his position crystal clear that he is opposed to the existance of Israel, but I thought it still worth posting aside from the awful music.

    Israel is of course backed to the hilt by the US and has access to any weaponry is wants, however the worst point about all of this is, despite the war in Ukraine showing the effectiveness of drone warfare, the West appears to have done absolutely nothing to counter it.

    There are reports the newest tank designed to replace the aged outclassed Abrams has no design features to protect against drones, and is therefore obsolete before they even designed it!

    Modern warfare is changing and despite the crazy money America spends on defence they are failing to keep pace. The problem is too many old men in charge resistant to change and wanting to fight yesterdays battles.

    Here’s the video FWIW.

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    • JohnC says:

      Stingers are an excellent example of short-sighted American interference.

      They gave them out like confetti for the Afghans to fight Russia. When the war ended, they realised what they had done so the CIA launched a program to buy them back at prices so high, people would not refuse. The end result was to make a few super-rich, super-powerful warlords who then went about their business fighting everybody else. No doubt they kept a few stingers for insurance.

      Unless they are new ones of course – then they will be from the massive corruption in Ukraine.

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  4. Deborah says:

    I went to a talk today. The lady two seats away from me said she has a terrible cold but wore a fabric mask to prevent spreading it. As I understand the Cochrane Institute’s review of face masks concluded they were of little value. As a senior bod I know recently retired from a senior position in the NHS, “Cochrane is the gold standard for review of medical papers”, so I believe their conclusions. I couldn’t think of the right etiquette to suggest the lady moved to a seat at the far end of the room.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Deborah – I think the mask thing was just a sort of psychological ploy to make people think they were protected – maybe it’s hard to imagine how small viruses are – and how big the holes in masks are in comparison .

      Washing hands properly is probably better prevention than masks – we may find out when a ‘serious ‘ bug turns up …

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  5. JohnC says:

    Slovak PM Robert Fico fights for life after assassination attempt
    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cg6761ggxz1o

    Just reading this article to find out why he might have been shot. And sure enough, the BBC are not telling me much about him at all. It’s the old ‘basic facts after the event only’ routine.

    Which always makes me smell a big, fat rat at the BBC. So I checked and here are a few quotes from Fico in the past:

    ‘Fico said that selling or sending Ukraine weapons and military equipment to defend itself has only encouraged more violence.’

    ‘He also expressed disagreements with the European Commission in questions of immigration.’

    “When I say something now, maybe it will seem strange, but I’m sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia. I think it is the duty of politicians to talk about these things very clearly and openly. I do not wish there were tens of thousands of Muslims.”

    It seems he had to resign from the position earlier in 2018 when he said:
    ‘Fico had earlier in March accused President Kiska of plotting with George Soros to topple his government..’

    All of which might explain why the BBC (and MSM in general) are being so economical with the facts. If indeed it were an EU ‘deep state’ assasination, that’s exactly what they would do because we are effectively living under the beginnings of the new Nazis.

    I will watch this story with interest. If it goes quickly under the carpet, we will know why.

    The BBC do offer ONE possible reason why he got shot:

    ‘President-elect Peter Pellegrini, who is a political ally of Mr Fico’s, said he was horrified to hear of the attack and also blamed the shooting on recent political divisions.’

    No doubt they will use the same line for Trump if they get that desperate. Inferring that HE caused the divisions of course. Maybe this is even a warning to Trump.

    I am 100% certain that the BBC commissars actually think ‘It’s sad he had to be shot, but it’s for the greater good’.

    I will watch this story with interest …

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    • JohnC says:

      Comment from the far-left ‘Independent’ article:

      ‘I agree assassination is not good, certainly not in an ideal world, but it will not harm us if he goes, unless it encourages a lurch to the Right/Russia.’

      So according to the Left, Russia is now far-Right. When did that happen ?. When they started doing things the Left didn’t like ?.

      Such shameless hypocrites. They cannot be trusted at all.

      They are all staying well away from calling it the Left-wing assasination attempt of a populist leader that it is – who started on the Left but has swung to the Right after seeing what their ideology actually leads to in the real world.

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  6. JohnC says:

    China-Russia relations: What is Xi Jinping prepared to pay for Putin’s war?
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-69013520

    This BBC headline is a good example of exactly how the Left work against people they don’t like.

    They work to build up a negative image of someone then they use that persons name as a label against whatever it is they want to pull down. Thanks to mass MSM co-ordinated overage, Putin is now only second up from the devil. So when they call it ‘Putins war’, it personalises it as ‘the work of evil’.

    This is not Putins war by any means. It’s Russia’s war. He does it with the full consent of his government and of the Russian people. Despite what the BBC try to tell us. Putin has an 80% approval rating in Russia. Compare that to <40% for Biden and 20% for Sunak. Even Zelensky – with as much positive PR as the Western MSM can give him – I never read a single criticism of him on the BBC – is down to 63% in Ukraine now, with a third of the country not trusting him at all.

    They do the same with all their other labels. They work to make a word mean very bad things, then they throw it at everybody who they want to discredit. 'Islamophobia' is an excellent example. And these days 'racist' covers absolutely everything negative directed at BAME – even when it is 100% true.

    It's a particularly nasty way to 'debate' because they deliberately make it personal. They go for the man, not the ball. Maxi does exactly the same thing.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Most people only read the title – look at the image and move on.

      . . . . . . .

      See …

      The government has revealed how much companies will have to pay to import foods from the EU due to Brexit.

      Small imports of products such as fish, salami, sausage, cheese and yoghurt will be subject to fees of up to £145 from 30 April, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

      The Cold Chain Federation said the new charges would hit food prices.

      The government (Rishi CANNOT STOP ONE BOAT) said the fees would pay for “world-class border facilities”.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68726852

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      • JohnC says:

        That is true Marky – and is why the BBC have their ‘incredible morphing headlines’.

        They something outrageous on the front page then change to be more balanced in the article. That way they get the agenda fed into the ‘headline scanners’ and also avoid their pseudo-lies being archived with the article when the fact-checkers take a look.

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  7. JohnC says:

    Waibhav Kale: UN says Israeli tank attack killed staff member in Gaza
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-69013439

    Just reading how the unfortunate Indian was killed by an Israeli tank whilst driving through an active combat area.

    ‘On Wednesday, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said the organisation had “no doubt” that shots from an Israeli tank hit the back of the car, which was clearly marked as a UN vehicle.’

    Haq (a Muslim name) doesn’t mention if it had UN on the back and despite having seen pictures of the car on social media (‘verified by the BBC’ they tell us – but omit what they have in fact verified), the BBC choose to show us a stock picture from Getty instead – which just happens to have ‘UN’ written clearly on the nearest side.

    And I have to say that if I saw any car with ‘UN’ on it, I would not be sure it didn’t have Hamas inside. The two are intertwined. I would use it’s behaviour to decide what to do. For example, if turned and started driving away as fast as it could, it would be a legitimate target in a war zone.

    But once again we are getting demands to know why it happened. Why is nobody demanding enquiries why Hamas are using so many UN bases for their command posts ?. The UN seem to be simply ignoring the topic – and the BBC/MSM are not even asking them.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      JohnC
      Let’s face it – Islamic Hamas is a very very good terrorist group . What it did on 7 October – and the identification of Israeli weakness – was a masterful piece of terrorism – together with slaughter – rape – abduction – torture – all filmed – was top terrorism .
      Using civilians as human shields – infiltrating / running ‘charities ‘ – setting up bases in hospitals schools mosques – perfect cover . And the UN must have been easy – same with tame journalists like the BBC – feeding them propaganda .

      How can that be beaten ? Force .

      Keep going IDF – forget the woke west … I wondered how the US would have reacted if it happened to them – answer – carpet bombing cities ….

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      • JohnC says:

        Not force Fed, extermination. Like vermin.

        They cannot be reasoned with. They cannot be trusted. They commit violent murder without conscience. Any other animal would be immediately put down.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          JC – I have to be ‘moderate ‘… but dealing with such a gang – I know what I’d have done – and I see the IDF being quite restrained …

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  8. andyjsnape says:

    Promotion for biden brought to you by the bbc

    Could the US economy be doing too well?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd131v26dneo

    Basically spending Billions on green expensive crap, so a non story/report

    While China/India etc carry on and prosper

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Andy – looks like the Obama gang has found some meds which hold off the Biden dementia . I can’t see the ‘debate’ going ahead – unless CNN / ABC do it in such a way as to shield Biden from full on Trump …
      They’ll manufacture a way to make sure even the dumbest American ( so many ) don’t realise how mentally empty Biden is …

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      • Mrs Kitty says:

        I’m going full on paranoia, following the assassination attempt yesterday it’s given them ideas . Trump won’t be able to resist the idea of a debate with dementia Joe, I think they’ll put a hitman in the audience.

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  9. JohnC says:

    Did you see Biden pulled out from the organised debates and wants them hosted by CNN and ABC now. Both heavily Left leaning.

    They have clearly come up with some sort of plan which they knew they would never get away with if they used the supposedly ‘non-partisan’ official venues.

    This is the start of the cheating.

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    • Mrs Kitty says:

      In 2016 we called CNN and ABC the Clinton News Network and Anyone But Conservative, if anything they’re even worse now with their credibility in the basement along with Joe.

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  10. Scroblene says:

    Too true John!

    Balanced view here…

    Voting early? Waiting until Labour Day? All considerations worth looking at, and, time for more shenanigans no doubt!

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    • JohnC says:

      Trump had no choice because he said ‘any time, any place’ and they have siezed on that to arrange this farce.

      Is there ANY video of Biden with an unedited clip in it longer than 10 seconds ?.

      We all know why of course. I wonder what they are planning.

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  11. andyjsnape says:

    Man told he is not British after 42 years in UK
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-69016539

    “A retired 74-year-old Ghanaian man who has lived in the UK for nearly 50 years”

    “Nelson Shardey, from Wallasey in Wirral, had for many years assumed he was officially seen as British”

    1) Ghanaian
    2) The headline – 42 years in the UK – but the “story” he has lived in the UK for nearly 50 years ??
    3) Assumed he was officially seen as British? what an idiot. What is seen as mean?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Ghanaian passport – holidays in Ghanaian – Ghanaian is a rascist place …

      “‘Racist’ Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana
      Published 13 December 2018”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46552614

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      This is complete BS. He came as a student and just stayed. He knew full well he was not British. He’s just another chancer. We are meant to be impressed that he ran a corner shop and paid taxes. Good for him. But he should not have been here and was never a British citizen.

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch
    I couldn’t help myself – I had to listen in case the lovely Emma was on … she was …. Bliss … but the 0810 was Amol and Patrick McFadden – Starmers ‘enforcer ‘…

    .. I was surprised he was on because a piece in the Telegraph today describes how he used the ‘rules ‘ on MP expenses to claim for mortgage interest on a property in his constituency he bought which was next to his own property . Some wouid see this as corrupt – in the same way the Deputy PM fiddled the rules to get taxpayers money for his own benefit ….

    There can be no surprise here – blue and red have the same values – or absence of them … I saw that the repulsive blue nadawi – ‘stepping down ‘ is now on the board of a multi national ….. same old same old …

    The amol – Patrick ‘pat’ McFadden interview went on for over 10 minutes – ‘pat’ sounded like he didn’t want to be there – he knew the question about his apparent corruption with property deals wouid turn up – But it didn’t come at all ….
    But should we be surprised ?

    Actually – I am – breathtaking pro red bias

    IF EVER THERE WAS A CASE OF THE BBC FAVOURING LABOUR – THIS WAS IT

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Here is the piece about Patrick Mc Fadden MP -enjoy –

      STARTS Sir Keir Starmer’s election chief claimed more than £40,000 on expenses for rent on a constituency home despite owning the house next door.

      Pat McFadden, who as national campaign co-ordinator is one of Labour’s most powerful figures, used the unusual living arrangement for five years.

      He moved out of his own property in July 2012, a month before expenses rules were changed to bar MPs from claiming for mortgage interest.

      The revelations sparked accusations he had abused the “spirit of the rules” and prompted calls for change to stop taxpayers subsidising MPs’ property portfolios.

      A spokesman for Mr McFadden said he had “complied with the IPSA rules at all times” and pointed out that he eventually sold his house for a loss.

      The New Labour veteran, who was first elected in 2005, bought a newbuild home in his Wolverhampton constituency for £159,950 in 2006.

      He lived there for six years, claiming expenses for mortgage interest of £547 a month, until he moved out in July 2012 because of the rule change.

      That month he let out his house and moved next door, where he started claiming the £625 a month rent on expenses as his constituency home.

      His own property was advertised for £700 a month by a letting agent in August 2015.

      The living arrangement was first reported by The Sunday Times in September 2015, by which point Mr McFadden had claimed £21,000 in rent.

      At the time he said he was forced into the move by the change to expenses rules and that he could not sell the house he owned because it was in negative equity.

      ‘Not making any profit’
      He told the newspaper that his living situation was “a direct result of the change in rules for MPs’ accommodation costs” introduced in 2012.

      “I did not want to move out of my constituency home and did not want to rent it out. I have not sought at any stage to get round the IPSA rules but instead to comply with them,” he said.

      Mr McFadden also insisted he was not making any profit from the situation.

      It can now be revealed that despite the criticism, he kept the arrangement for a further two years, almost doubling the total amount he claimed in rent to £40,250.

      He eventually sold the house he owned in November 2017, with title deeds showing that he made a £12,950 loss on the original price he had paid.

      The Labour veteran separately owns a house in north London, which he bought in 2009 for £799,950, and which is now valued at an estimated £1.74 million.

      ‘Against spirit of expenses rule’
      Sir Alistair Graham, a former chairman of the committee on standards in public life, said Mr McFadden’s living arrangements went against the spirit of expenses rules.

      “All MPs have a strong personal responsibility to ensure that they keep to the minimum the amount that they need to claim from public funds,” he said.

      He added that IPSA should review the rules around constituency home allowances to “see what was in the best public interest”.

      Parliament’s spending watchdog said that it does not take into account MPs’ personal wealth or property ownership when setting the rules.

      “The IPSA Accommodation budget is there to ensure that MPs are not out of pocket from having to work in two locations,” it said.

      Meanwhile, the Tories accused Mr McFadden of “rank hypocrisy” given that Labour has repeatedly accused them of wasting public money.

      ‘Hypocrisy from Labour’
      The party launched a campaign last February attacking the Conservatives over “lavish spending” on hotels and restaurants using Government credit cards.

      Gary Sambrook, the Tory MP for Birmingham Northfield, said: “Labour’s election campaign is being run by a man who used taxpayers’ money to subsidise a tidy property portfolio, owning two houses whilst living in a third – in total contravention of the spirit of the rules.

      “Once again it’s more rank hypocrisy from the Labour Party who are all too happy to point the finger at everyone and anyone, without a shred of integrity of their own.”

      Mr McFadden and his wife Marianna are two of the most influential figures in Sir Keir’s top team and would play a crucial role in a future Labour government.

      He is responsible for planning the party’s election strategy and is regularly sent out on the airwaves to sell its policies.

      He was brought back into the fold having served as a minister under Sir Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and as a shadow minister under Jeremy Corbyn.

      Mrs McFadden, meanwhile, is the deputy to Morgan McSweeney, who is considered to be Sir Keir’s most senior and powerful adviser.

      A Labour spokesman said: “Mr McFadden has complied with the IPSA rules at all times. In 2017 he sold his property in Wolverhampton at a loss, which he paid for personally.”ENDS

      AND AMOL DIDNT ASK THE RED MP ABOUT THIS

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “unusual living arrangement for five years.” – unusual! Scamming! Cheating! Lying!

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Marky – having read the DT piece – and then hearing that paddy McFadden was on the 0810 – these were the questions inexpectec

          ‘There are questions over your property dealings exploiting the rules for personal gain – what do you say ?”

          You are the second senior labour MP to have serious questions over personal gain using property deals – can labour be trusted ?

          And those are just for starters . I don’t raise this for partisan reasons – just the duty the BBC has to hold all politicians to account – a major – serious failure …

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          • MarkyMark says:

            Maybe all MPs could step forward (including Barry Gardiner £500K from china) and show their property setup!

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          • JohnC says:

            As we all know, it’s what the BBC DON’T ask and what they DON’T report which is the biggest way they lie to us. And how they get around the fact-checkers.

            I can hear them responding to my accusation as I type:

            ‘It’s impossible to cover every detail of every story but the BBC makes every effort to include any which are relevant to give a balanced view.’

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    • Flotsam says:

      Pat McFadden has never had a real job. He’s actually Irish.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Did I hear that he went to parliament in 1987 ? Or was that coloured abbot … ?
        How can anyone be ‘real ‘ if they’ve been in the swamp so long …?

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    It’s easy to spend other people’s money …

    Another day, another way the taxpayers’ dime is wasted. According to the Taxpayers’ Alliance, the Covid Inquiry is costing £300,000 a day – £94 million so far in the last two years that it has been going on. The costs of Covid continue…

    It doesn’t stop there, as just last year, a group of 265 civil servants dedicated their full-time efforts to furnishing the inquiry – costing a whopping £100,000 a day and totalling £44 million when combined with legal advice.

    order-order.com

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  14. AsISeeIt says:

    Shutter island, smear party, bromance, expletive-laden press conference and at long last a summer dress edition

    He’s piggy-eyed and adenoidal with the personality of a stuffed shirt – personally I can’t see the attraction – yet we notice his blooming bromance with the likes of the formerly patriotic Times newspaper intensifies…

    Starmer sets out to woo voters with six pledges… with an updated version of Tony Blair’s election-winning pledge card (Times)

    One has a vague recollection of Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall in an interview once recalling how as a younger chap he suffered great trouble finding a girlfriend – what with his short gingerness.

    But, eventually, his career took off as ‘A New Flame‘ had come.

    Old flame, long-time Labour-supporting Daily Mirror takes it personally: Keir to Mirror readers… My 6 fixes for Britain – oddly enough, or inevitably (depending on your level of disillusion with the ruling Uniparty) there’s nothing to be found there that little Rishi Sunak could really quibble with.

    The left-leaning poundshop junior Guardian that is the ‘i’ newspaper is explicit about Sir Keir’s Blairishness: Starmer lays out his plan for governing Britain – with Blair-era pledges

    Seems our Tone back in the day set quite a trend which liberal politicians do still so love to emulate: The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has played a rendition of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World with a local band on his surprise trip to Kyiv. (BBC)

    Putin must be quaking in his jackboots.

    And we know since 7th October just what the nasties would do to a western liberal pop concert

    Roll over grandad, it’s not not exactly Eurovision, is it?

    Eurovision 2024 organisers promise review of controversies after Bambie Thug complaints… Irish entrant… gave a tearful, expletive-laden press conference… following remarks made by a commentator on Kan, the Israeli state broadcaster, which Bambie took as an incitement to violence against them… “The thing that makes us contestants, the community behind it, the love and the power and the support of all of us is what’s making change. The world has spoken, the queers are coming, non-binaries for the f**king win, and I am so proud.” (The Irish Times) – the irony of supposed incitement to violence complaining non-binary pop concert performing Palestinian Hamas support getting lost somewhere thereabouts.

    The FT catches the mood of our blue/red mushed to sickly elite regime purple political interchangeability: The Labour party has formed an unlikely link-up with Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor, in pressing the City watchdog to stop holding back the country’s financial services industry with allegedly excessive regulation – the FT there acts the blushing virgin wallflower pretending reluctance whilst surely fancying the pants off some renewed Gordon Brownesque light touch City financial sector bonanza?

    Smear party

    The globalist FT tackles the big news about the assassination attempt on the “populist” Slovak premier – with just a modest smear for his Smer party: The shooting comes at a time of deep polarisation in Slovakia. Fico, 59, founder of the populist Smer party… Eurosceptic coalition… called on the EU to lift sanctions imposed on Russia… It also wants the bloc to take tough measures against migration – can we get a “far-right” with that? Perhaps this isn’t quite the time or the place: Fico’s office said he was in a “life-threatening condition”

    It’s been a while since Mr AsI, in response to some toe-curlingly bourgeoise elite view virtue-signalling Guardian headline, exclaimed: “Pass the frittata!

    Shutter island

    The Gruan itself does the job today: How bubble tea took over the high street – I don’t know about your high street, luvs, but ours are lined with either money-laudering illegal migrant-employing Turkish barbers, nail bars and vape shops… or shuttered

    All the high street shops that have or will close in London this year including Wetherspoons, M&S and Boots (My London); BYE BYE ‘High street is dying’ sob shoppers as 14 stores to close in April… M&S, Peacocks, House of Fraser, Costa and The Works are among the retailers permanently closing stores over the next few weeks. (The Sun)

    Credit where credit is due interlude

    Mr AsI is quick to respond with a calm down dear when and where it is warrented. So it’s only fair that he gives some judicious kudos where applicable

    The largely left-leaning ‘i’ in fairness does deliver the occasional mildly conservative commentary column: Society – it’s now taboo to admit loving motherhood

    This comes as though in response to the miserabilist moaning in the Times: Childbirth? I am still recovering Theo Clarke – yes, that is a woman – and she’s a Tory MP – to boot (out at the next election)

    But from your frontpage press reviewer and frankly conservative commentator hereabouts – who considers public services would work an awful lot better if – for example, our police and nurses wore proper uniforms once more – this is surely the best line of news he’s read for quite some time – and the best antidote to the usual prevailing rampent performative press feminism: Easy & breezy… The return of the summer dress (Telegraph)

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    “When I was a boy, “women” meant someone who did not have a cock….” @1:30

    “Populism Is Democracy!” My Oxford Union Speech vs Nancy Pelosi | The Winston Marshall Show #015

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  16. harry142857 says:

    BBC Radio 2 loses more than a million listeners

    More than 2.5million new listeners have joined Ken Bruce on Greatest Hits Radio
    BBC Radio 2 has lost more than a million listeners as fans of its stalwart former host Ken Bruce appear to be following him to Greatest Hits Radio.

    Weekly audience figures for the BBC’s most popular radio service between January and March were down by 1.23 million from 14.46 million to 13.23 million – nearly 9 per cent – on the same period last year.
    Meanwhile, Greatest Hits Radio, which Bruce joined in April last year after 31 years at the BBC, has recorded a 50 per cent increase, with more than 2.5 million new listeners taking its total to 7.69 million.

    The Rajar listening figures show that Greatest Hits Radio, which also counts Simon Mayo as a host, now has a larger audience than BBC Radio 1, which recorded a 266,000 drop in its audience to 7.31million.

    The Radio 2 downturn comes amid claims that it has been abandoning its core older listeners in a bid for a younger audience – and continued speculation that Greatest Hits Radio is being boosted by disaffected former fans of the BBC station.

    But BBC bosses could take some comfort that Radio 2 was down only slightly on the previous quarter, dropping by 53,000, according to the new figures.

    Bruce’s own figures at Greatest Hits Radio give him 3.8 million listeners – a 73 per cent increase on the same period last year.

    It is understood that his replacement on Radio 2, Vernon Kay, has continued to lose listeners and is now getting about 1.5 million fewer than the 8.2 million Bruce got at the BBC station.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/music/bbc-radio-2-loses-more-than-a-million-listeners/ar-BB1msu3g?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=U531&cvid=64066576feda43dba61205a287a3ada8&ei=10#comments

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  18. digg says:

    This is almost bound to result in hordes of pink-haired placard wavers outside schools now!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-69017920

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Trans teacher Kayla Lemieux is seen in new picture walking with her giant Z-cup prosthetic breasts after parents at Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School fume over her hiring
      Trans teacher Kayla Lemieux has appeared on video walking through the streets of Toronto wearing her prominent Z-cup prosthetic breasts
      Lemieux has now been employed at Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario
      Parents of students at the school have been warned there could be potential ‘disruptions’ due to increased security measure due to her presence
      By FIONA CONNOR and JAMES GORDON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

      PUBLISHED: 22:46, 28 August 2023 | UPDATED: 04:03, 29 August 2023

      74795967-12454723-Trans_teacher_Kayla_Lemieux_claims_Z_cup_breasts_are_caused_by_g-a-10_1693259057928.jpg

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “It includes sex, sexual relationships, consent, online abuse, domestic abuse and female genital mutilation.”

      female genital mutilation – that old British tradition!

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-69017920

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  19. tomo says:

    And, just like that the blood scandal replaces The Post Office …

    cynical, moi?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      If it didn’t show on ITV then it never happened …

      “Ongoing fighting across northern Syria involves regime forces, the PYD-affiliated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), HTS, and the Turkish army and its allied militias. Turkish military operations have displaced tens of thousands of people and posed a serious threat to civilians living in the affected area.”

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  20. tomo says:

    Drax to build a wood powered cargo ship

    I’m wondering if it’ll be a paddle steamer and take as long as a SNP ferry?

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2024/05/15/drax-to-build-wood-power-cargo-ship/

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  21. Eddy Booth says:

    “A lopsided trade relationship”
    10:21
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-asia-69001137

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    BBC providing a deicdedly non lopsided graph as evidence..

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Labour chief claimed £40,000 expenses to rent house next door
      Pat McFadden, the party’s national campaign co-ordinator, used the unusual living arrangement for five years

      Nick Gutteridge,
      CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
      15 May 2024 • 9:38pm

      …..

      Labour promises to allow every community to take back control of local bus services
      Apr 10, 2024
      Read
      Reeves: I will take on the tax dodgers to fund our NHS
      Apr 8, 2024
      Read
      Keir Starmer’s speech at Labour’s Local Election Launch 2024
      Mar 28, 2024

      https://labour.org.uk/updates/press-releases/

      Reeves: I will take on the tax dodgers to fund our NHS
      HA HA HA HA HA

      Reeves: I will take on the tax dodgers to fund our NHS

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    Watch live: Sir Keir Starmer unveils Labour’s plans to ‘change Britain’

    Started streaming 50 minutes ago #Labour #KeirStarmer #Starmer
    Sir Keir Starmer will outline his “first steps” for government at a launch event to kickstart the next phase of Labour’s campaign for the general election.

    The party leader will host the event in the potential battleground of Essex, where he will pledge to build on the five “missions” he set out last year.

    Among the first steps “to change Britain” will be Labour’s pledge to deliver economic stability, cut NHS waiting times, launch a new border security command, set up publicly-owned energy firm Great British Energy, crack down on antisocial behaviour and recruit 6,500 new teachers

    https://image.vuukle.com/71283898-5747-4196-bef2-20ded1203630-7a0d1e86-00e5-4040-ac69-0283b97f7e4a

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    • tomo says:

      piggy-eyed and adenoidal with the personality of a stuffed shirt

      thanks AsISeeIt

      – I’d like to see a testimonial from previous legal clients

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  23. Eddy Booth says:

    I don’t know why, but I’m getting a strong feeling, it’s one of those days that a giant picture of a pink boat protected by several rings of police officers, is going to appear on the thread…😊

    3370275-6409bbac.jpg

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Nobody came close to Meg in that respect. She was followed by millions in this country and also around the world.

      “She even became part of the English language – if a politician, somebody from showbiz or ordinary people in the street are asked a tricky question they will say ‘Who do you think I am, Mystic Meg?’

      “It shows what an impact she made.”

      Israeli-British TV personality Uri Geller led the tributes, external to Mystic Meg on social media, noting that she was “so identifiable by name and image”.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-64900348

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  24. JohnC says:

    Just reading the update for the Slovak PM and it struck me it is quite similar to the murder of Jo Cox but in this case it is a Leftie trying to assasinate someone for their right-wing views.

    The BBC said this about Jo Cox’s killer:
    ‘Batley and Spen MP Ms Cox was killed by far-right terrorist Mair in June 2016.’
    No mention of his mental problems this time and so much for the BBC lie of not calling people terrorists. The usual gross BBC double standards.

    But the interesting thing is where I found that. It was here:
    Lancashire army veteran jailed for glorifying Jo Cox killer
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-68244908

    Apparently he said ‘calling for “650 Thomas Mairs” and hailing the killer as a “hero”.’.
    He got 2 years, 8 months in jail for being a terrorist himself !!!. Contrast that with what is totally ignored from these racist Palestinian supporters calling for Jews to be wiped out.

    So lets all wait for the BBC to call this man a ‘far-Left terrorist’ to show we are all wrong and they don’t have disgusting, biased, far-Left double standards.

    I wonder how long we will be waiting.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      And for some reason the mysandrist MSM can never seem to mention the MAN* who was assistant to Jo Cox who was also stabbed in the process of trying to defend Jo Cox. He died a year or so later.

      * MAN – someone with a cock. bBC Verify to confirm

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  25. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC and Guardian both going with the same story: “Bibby Stockholm ‘like a prison’ for Iranian pro cyclist”

    Mohammad Ganjkhanlou is claiming asylum and unhappy about being moved from his Reading hotel, because there’s nowhere to store his bike on the boat. The Home Office said he’ll be able to store it in a lock-up at the port and can still ride it. The bastards.

    Well looking at his palmares which the BBC aren’t interested in… Mohammad has been riding internationally as a pro already in Japan, Thailand, Qatar, Bahrain, China and Indonesia. It’s now, after a 10yr career, that “he felt his home country of Iran was unsafe” and wants to be in the UK. Luckily he’s in touch with the BBC, The Guardian and Care4Calais who will push for better bike storage facilities for migrants because we’re all racist and can pay more tax.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c4n113qve18o

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  26. andyjsnape says:

    Makes a change..

    Worshippers locked in Nigeria mosque and set on fire
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c72p2yxq0x3o

    Usually christian girls have been kidnapped, churches set on fire etc

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    • tomo says:

      BBC need to send a reporter…?

      … sound of pigs revving up for takeoff

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    • Guest Who says:

      Saw that on twitter this morning.

      Usually headlines are a little less obscure, unless it is the BBC staying on narrative.

      “The attack was triggered by a family dispute over the sharing of inheritance.”

      So… relatives inside, and outside? In Nigeria?

      Hardly likely to be George Cross wearing right wingers eating bacon sarnies, then?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “The attack was triggered by a family dispute over the sharing of inheritance.
      Police say they have arrested a 38-year-old suspect.”

      “What happened is not associated with any act of terrorism, rather it was a skirmish that arose as a result of inheritance distribution,” Umar Sanda, a local police chief, told journalists after visiting the scene.

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  27. tomo says:

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  29. tomo says:

    rictus much?

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  30. tomo says:

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  31. Guest Who says:

    BBC invokes ‘experts’ (and GETTY IMAGES of Color)

    https://x.com/BBCNews/status/1791032343370649646
    Expert fears vaccine theories are affecting uptake

    #CCBGB

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  32. tomo says:

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  34. wwfc says:

    And so it begins

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  35. tomo says:

    “Diddlers for Divestment” … eh?

       7 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      “Over the past few years Oxfam’s reputation in both the UK and abroad has suffered from a series of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse committed by Oxfam’s employees and agents in overseas emergency and long-term aid operations.

      Haiti

      After the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Oxfam investigated, a year later, reports that Oxfam-employed workers in Haiti were sexually abusing local women and girls.

      Seven members of the Oxfam team in Haiti, including the head of the operation, Roland van Hauwermeiren, resigned or were sacked for sexual conduct in 2011. Prostitutes, some possibly underage, had been entertained at Oxfam properties in Haiti. ”

      https://www.legalfeminist.org.uk/2021/06/11/oxfams-problem-with-rape-sexual-violence-and-abuse/

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  36. tomo says:

    enough!

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  37. atlas_shrugged says:

    Remembrance Day Speech 1946:

    “Let us hail the dawn they won for us, and remember their living comrades,” she said. “Give them the opportunity and liberty they helped win,” she added — although, it was not what was heard. The censor removed the words “opportunity and”.

    The censor probably should have known better. “Recorded by Lady MacRobert, as altered, at Aberdeen,” she wrote in red on the transcript. “Broadcast as mutilated by the BBC,” she then noted, “without permission.”

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/f67f0a03-1996-4351-9359-404d293053c1?shareToken=1475883c0d40d572b8a279a5fd49ab9f

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  38. tomo says:

    one might expect the BBC to be critical?

       9 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      We are all equal Comrades.
      …..
      Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats in US midterms
      This article is more than 5 years old
      Singer writes on social media that she now feels very differently about voicing her political opinions

         2 likes

  39. Fedup2 says:

    Just became a swiftly – all those avios points – next up – flights in and out of paedo island – ok mr gates ?

    Burn that avgas

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  40. Eddy Booth says:

    “Teenagers could help fill train driver shortage”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cz747krrw9lo

    “Teenagers will be able to qualify to drive trains on Britain’s railways under new proposals.

    The government is asking for views on reducing the minimum age from 20 to 18, in a consultation running until 13 June.

    The number of train drivers due to retire in the next five years has prompted concerns of a shortage. Their average age at the moment is 48.”

    BBC love publishing bullshit stories without question.
    Like there’s going to be a shortage, for a relatively unskilled job; drivers having just turned down a 65 k pay offer.

    Guess the bbc like the idea of youth inclusiveness, and that pips bashing the government for wasting our money on consultations.

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    “Kemi Badenoch touted: “This government is seizing the benefits of Brexit by reducing burdens on business, pushing down the cost of living, and driving growth in every corner of the economy.” No noise on this from Number 1o, though…”
    order-order.com

    ….

    UK’s Rishi Sunak eases off on taking Brexit axe to EU laws
    Plan for ‘delivery unit’ shelved in wake of warning EU legislation review would tie up hundreds of officials
    https://www.ft.com/content/ec7142e5-6798-4a2b-901a-b3d583fea2b2

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  42. MarkyMark says:

    “Stars back Kevin Spacey acting return”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cnd6d7y11nwo
    ……………….
    Why does Hollywood keep defending Roman Polanski?
    By Social Links forMaureen Callahan
    Published Oct. 5, 2017
    ………………

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  43. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/articles/crgygz082llo

    ‘Boxing great Lennox Lewis is tipping “bigger guy” Tyson Fury to become undisputed world heavyweight champion by beating Oleksandr Usyk.’

    After watching this scene – 20 seconds in, the bald headed guy, John Fury – Tyson’s pikey dad, decides to place a nut on the smallest member of the Usyk team…

    Maybe I’ll have a bet on Oleksandr Usyk win inside the distance, 4.5 to 1.
    Based on the family are clearly bleeders, could be a doctor’s stoppage or just Tyson’s crazy lifestyle in the past finally catching up with him and him gassing.

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    • Jeff says:

      I don’t think so, Tyson looks like he’s really trained for this fight. He can’t take Usyk lightly. If he has he’ll be in big trouble…

      However, his dad is a national embarrassment. A complete pillock.

      Anyway, despite his uncouth and volatile entourage, I rather like Tyson…and we’ve not had a decent heavyweight since…um…

      So…I take Tyson on a points win.

      Mind you, I backed Fulham to win the Premiership…

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  44. Foscari says:

    The only way that the BBC and the Labour party can
    be defeated . And my hard working constituency MP
    Theresa Villiers can retain her seat . Is to take a book out
    of what happened at the Eurovision Song Contest.
    The BBC backed Jury gave Israel NUL points but the
    “silent” majority gave Israel 12 points.
    Sunak can get from NUL to 12. By stopping the pro Hamas
    marches. Which the great majority of the public are sick off.
    And more important STOPPING the boats crossing the channel. We stopped
    Hitler crossing the channel. Even with our under strength
    navy, Surely they could stop this curse.
    Denmark and now Holland are basically telling the EU
    to F**K off with their woke humane rights policy.
    If Sunak showed the same courage as them. The silent
    majority in the UK could still give him 12 points !!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Rishi says when he goes to the USA with his Green Card he will tell them how he saved the UK from being racist and drink with Harry and Meghan at an awards ceremony celebrating Nigerian space technologies.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      I not sure Sunak care about points or anything similar.
      He was given the opportunity to marry a rich bride by the globalists, with the understanding he’d be in their debt.
      The payback was he’d become their puppet prime minister for a while.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Foscari – the blue will never do anything ‘right ‘ again . I hope their party is wound up after the extermination at the next election .
      I think Blighty is in for some very dark times in the next 10 years and no amount of woke will put off growing national anger – especially if there is a Real cost of living crisis and welfare has to be truly cut as living standards for the feckless tank ….
      A new party will come to give the comrades a real battle – 77 brigade note to ‘community tensions ‘…

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  45. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently starmer has done with 6 wishes card which all politicians seem the same as green cards wishlist ?

    But more importantly he has already started the ‘it’s gonna be hard ‘ because of blue party failure … getting ready for the 2028/9 election ….

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  46. tomo says:

    If you’re old, you will remember “All The President’s Men” – you likely won’t remember much revealed here:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – being a weird teenagers ( never changed ) I hoovered up all of the Watergate Stuff .. I still think Nixon was a good president but the election he lost against the preppy Jack Kennedy had a big impact …
      Politics is dirty and the way watergate rolled out is sort of being replicated in the persecution of Trump … as well as the fraudulent election of dementia man

      The video was too long for me even at x2 speed – but it was weird going to DC for the first time and visiting the Watergate building …….

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      • Thoughtful says:

        You might want to rethink that as Nixon took the US off the Gold Standard which has led to all kinds of catastrophic debt issues.

        Without this catastrophic decision Socialist governments would not have been able to squander ridiculous amounts of money, and it is the reason why we are all headed into an economic abyss.

        Nixon also visited China, and opened it up to external trade, this led to globalisation and the deindustrialisation of the West.

        With regards to Nixon, he would never have been caught though if he hadn’t recorded everything on tape.

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  47. Fedup2 says:

    Ok not bbc – but it’s bugging me – The Duchess of Sussex is saying she is 46% Nigerian … how did she work that out ? And what is the other 54% ? And will she be visiting the countries of her 54% ancestors ?
    It reminded me of the loon democrat who claimed to be a red indian – but turned out to have .5% Cherokee in her ( oo matron ) …
    Does it make Meghan just 46% fraudster stock ? …

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    • harry142857 says:

      46% accounts for the dishonesty, race baiting, delusionary and scamming that is the hallmark of Nigeria.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Harry – I still don’t get the 46% thing – did she have a DNA test showing 46% African genes ? Does that make the offspring 23% Nigerian .
        It strikes as a sort of worst case racism .. she is a yank – a mongrel – yet trades on colour … as some sort of marketing label .. she was good in ‘suits ‘ though – currently being repeated on the BBC . I saw it first time round buried on C5 – the first 2 series were very good – but she made the tea ..

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        • Mrs Kitty says:

          With you on that, just going on her parents her father is 100% white he gives her 50% now her mother has white ancestry as she’s no where near full on black more coffee colour to me just looking there’s at least 10- 15% Caucasian there. Where that figure of 43% comes from I’ve no idea. It makes me think of those 7th generation Irish Americans, no you’re not Irish you’re American.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Years ago Dame Edna was doing a Q&A with some celebrities and a rather charming young Polish lady asked a question. Dame Edna shot back immediately with:

      Oh darling your Polish arn’t you? I wish I had a bit of Pole in me.

      Then she made one of her faces!

      It may have been one of these:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Albinism be like danger spell inside dis Nigerian town
      https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/articles/cv2n0je709go

      ‘I lie for bed in pain for two years witout medical epp’

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC
    But talk of Ukraine using more US weapons to strike deep into Russian territory – and Russia warning of the use of nuclear weapons if this happens .

    I don’t know about you but the repeated – and often made – warning of the use of nuclear weapons really does push times to a more dangerous world . It really makes ‘cuba ‘ look like a minor tiff .

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  49. Deborah says:

    Just heard on GBNews that the cause of the bug in the water in the South West COULD have been waste from cattle. Is this explanation to encourage people to become vegan? Or is it just be an easy get out by the water company’s PR team? The word used was ‘could’, so it may be it has nothing to do with the cows.

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