352 Responses to Midweek 12th June 2024

  1. Terminal Moraine says:

    Jemimah is now a Senior Producer at Team Verify. Just need to ask the parents to allow access to the internet and away she goes.

    Some personal news 📣: I’m thrilled to say I’m starting a new role with BBC Verify as their first Senior Producer, specialising in OSINT stories. Looking forward to delivering impactful journalism for TV, online and social. 🎬



    • Fedup2 says:

      We should all be so thrilled … I bet she ll be pleased when the red drop the voting age …..


    • JohnC says:

      Just imagine what the rest of the team are like if she is a senior member.

      A room full of quota employees messing about on google maps and social media all day because they got taken on for racist and sexist reasons and have shown themselves to be too useless to be used for serious matters.

      Another complete BBC joke. Lets see if they can afford this baggage when they don’t get the free-money license fee.


  2. tomo says:


  3. tomo says:



    Anna’d better get her designer skates on …



  4. MarkyMark says:

    “This appears to have passed Guido by.

    Kelvin MacKenzie

    Rishi Sunak’s parliamentary private secretary Craig Williams has confirmed a Guardian story that he put £100 on July 4 being the General Election date just 72 hours before the PM announced it.

    Williams, 39, who is standing as Tory MP in Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr, placed the bet at 5-1 in his local Ladbrokes.

    He is now being investigated by the Gambling Commission.”



    • Fedup2 says:

      Can’t beat some good old corruption …a lousy £500 ends a career … lol


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        When you reach the last days of an exhausted government, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.


  5. MarkyMark says:

    Russian warships arrive in Cuba in show of force

    “Crowds cheered as Russia’s Admiral Gorshkov frigate and three other vessels entered the Havana Bay”

    . . . . . . . . .




  6. atlas_shrugged says:

    Mark Steyn on good form here – No Scots!



    • MarkyMark says:

      “~I am en route to London for Tuesday’s hearing in the High Court in my suit against the UK’s state censor Ofcom over The Mark Steyn Show’s coverage of the Covid vaccines. It was a rough time for me health-wise last week, and I would rather not be making this journey. Aside from anything else, it seems faintly absurd that it is necessary to litigate this matter at all. The official narrative enforced by Ofcom – that the vaccines are 100 per cent “safe and effective” – is now obsolete and indefensible; the principal British vaccine has been withdrawn worldwide; and the United Kingdom’s legions of celebrity telly doctors are belatedly known to have been paid by Big Pharma to promote the efficacy of the jabba-jabba.

      But they still have their TV gigs, don’t they? And Ofcom has no plans to do anything about that. Even though what they did – to receive compensation for promoting a medical product – is supposedly illegal.”



      • StewGreen says:

        ~As I had cause to reflect after watching the seven-party UK election “debate” on the Beeb, Ofcom-approved “public discourse” isn’t worth a tuppence three-farthing.
        Indeed, the purpose of Ofcom, “BBC Verify” and the various “disinformation” and “misinformation” units that now afflict us is to ensure that free speech gets hemmed in ever more tightly within parameters that ensure nothing of any consequence will ever be discussed.

        The most pitiful moment on Friday night came when Farage’s riff on mass migration was received in stony silence and the Scots Nationalist bloke denounced him and said migrants were great and very necessary
        – and the crowd erupted into rapturous applause, cheering their own eclipse and the death of their nation.

        It is kind of impressive to see even a BBC audience willing to go down on the Titanic of multicultural illusions: we don’t need no stinkin’ lifeboats


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Has “Dr Ranj” had to give his 22 grand back?


    • MarkyMark says:

      In the end, it’s all demography. The trans madness in which the present Scottish government is so invested is fascinating but ultimately a biological dead end: You can change all the boys into girls and all the girls into boys but in the end there aren’t enough of either to alter the outcome. You’re merely arguing about who’ll be using which bathroom on the Oblivion Express.


      “Oblivion Express”


  7. MarkyMark says:

    “In essence, while the visit may be considered broadly routine, the context of wider global hostilities in which it is taking place is anything but.”

    12 June 2024, 17:19 BST


    Russia and Belarus have started 10 days of joint military drills amid ongoing fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Belarus is a close ally of Russia and has a long border with Ukraine.
    10 February 2022



  8. tomo says:


  9. tomo says:

    Highest tax since WW2 apparently

    What it’s spent on


  10. tomo says:


  11. StewGreen says:

    June Slater is brought to tears as she describes how the Guardian supremacists have destroyed this country.


  12. tomo says:

    No such thing as the uni party?


  13. JohnC says:

    ‘I’ve been stabbed’: US teacher recounts China attack

    When you see a follow-up story like this on the BBC these days, you can be 100% certain the stabber was not black or Muslim. It will always be someone the BBC don’t like.

    In this case it appears it’s a regular Chinese. Usually it’s a white male.

    Another gem from ‘Madeline Halpert’ – the one who needed antidepressants at 17. Just the right kind of Lefty for the BBC.


  14. StewGreen says:

    Oct 4, 2022
    Mark Steyn interviewed Naomi Wolf today, who falsely claimed that covid vaccines are “bioweapons” that are “sterilising people” and “poisoning breast milk”.

    That does sound crankish
    It is free speech, but Ofcom would say you need to provide a strong counter view too
    I guess that will be their court argument

    I took that line from the John Bye account that stalks Steyn


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Censored by OFCOM

      The ‘Office For Censorship, Obedience & Malinformation’ (OFCOM) is a government agency designed to protect government propaganda, censorship, misinformation, disinformation, malinformation and lies.

      OFCOM will transparently check all facts and verify all video content to protect the government from censored information about the Pfizer documents released under court order but still censored by the British mainstream media: https://www.amazon.co.uk/DailyClout-Documents-Analysis-Volunteers-Reports-ebook/dp/B0BSK6LV5D/ref=monarch_sidesheet

      Dr Naomi Wolf’s statement to the Royal Courts of Justice in Mark Steyn v Ofcom:

      Dr Naomi Wolf presented scientific reports compiled by 3,250 highly credentialled doctors and scientists for the WarRoom/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Analysis research team, that convened from 2021 to the present, to read through and issue reports based upon the 450,000 internal documents released under court order due to a successful lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration by US attorney Aaron Siri. These are internal Pfizer documents submitted to the FDA for the purpose of securing the Emergency Use Authorisation that allowed for the rollout in the US of an experimental injection that bypassed normal trials. They are primary internal documents produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, that date from November 2020 to February 2021 and that record the 43,000 plus adverse events and more than 1,220 deaths recorded by Pfizer in those three months. 80 per cent of the pregnant women lost their babies. The reports accuracy is not in doubt and we have received no lawyer’s letter from Pfizer of any kind, let alone stating that anything in them is incorrect. They have been published on hundreds of news outlets globally for nearly three years, but censored in Britain by OFCOM: https://expose-news.com/2024/06/12/wolfs-statement-to-the-court-in-steyn-v-ofcom/ and


  15. StewGreen says:

    Daily Mail: “Tory wipeout risks one-party socialist state”

    Doh we are already in one
    Tories = blue half of the Socialist Uni-party


    • Fedup2 says:

      I was a bit vexed when the idiot shapps warned against a big majority red government. A blue one with 80 plus majority did nothing conservative at all … the reds enjoy fighting each other more so ‘civil war ‘will feature in the msm in a few months


      • Flotsam says:

        So, the polling forecasts indicate Smarmer will be returned to Parliament with a huge majority, but with a lower total vote than Corbyn got when defeated by Boris. What we are seeing is democracy destroyed. Both main parties fighting for the so called centre ground, which is in fact well to the Left. The power vacuum will be filled by special interest groups, the Civil Service, Mayors, Unions etc.


        • Fedup2 says:

          It could be that millions of people vote for Reform but only get a couple of MPs – id like to see a lot – but no party in government is going to change the current cosy system ..

          Also – a big increase in postal fraud votes by the red islam operation – and also clacton – with the electoral committee blind eyr


  16. tomo says:


  17. tomo says:

    He’s correct I feel… where do you go with that?


  18. andyjsnape says:

    Look at all the white people:-

    Crime here is hurting, whatever the statistics say

    Maybe look at the far bigger picture in London


    • JohnC says:

      lol, they went all the way up to Middlesborough to film that. And they make a point of getting a white leg or arm in the shot when they don’t want to identify people.

      You didn’t need to go that far BBC. Why didn’t you try somewhere in London ?. Or Birmingham ?.

      You can be 100% certain the BBC selected that place specifically because the people doing it are white. It’s pure racism.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Give everyone a body guard?

      “£31m package announced to counter threat to MPs’ security”
      28 February


  19. JohnC says:

    White House does not rule out Hunter Biden commutation

    Of course he doesn’t. He specifically said he won’t pardon him for a reason. He will commute the sentence to nothing.

    But not until it can’t affect the election he won’t. Meanwhile he will milk it for all it’s worth.

    So the other ‘big news’:

    Biden meets his convicted, drug-addict son and they have a big hug : touching and nice.

    Biden specifically arranged a press call then performed this hug in front of them all so they could get the picture the likes of the BBC can use in stories like this : stinks to high heaven. 100% acting.

    But of course none of the MSM go near that. They are playing the same TDS game. All that matters is to keep Trump out. What Hunter has actually done seems to be forgotten already.


  20. tomo says:

    Front page…very revolutionary art… tempted to feed it to an AI with “worship the dear leader” in the prompt.



    • MarkyMark says:

      an early xmas present tomo … Screenshot-2024-06-13-081935.jpg


      • Scroblene says:

        The two children staring up at their current ‘leader’ remind me of Milliband staring with wonderment at Gretabobs, as though she was important and interesting!

        Wonder if he’ll stare at Ange when she takes over from Strummer around March next year – (that’s if her tax returns have been safely buried), remembering the issue of when Livingstone and his cronies ousted Mackintosh as leader of the GLC all those years ago, just after he got them in to County Hall…


    • JohnC says:

      Someone should count how many headlines are positive and how many are negative for each party in the runup to the election.

      Could be excellent data to prove the bias of the BBC.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Der Starmer means wealth creation for lawyers. He forgot to mention that bit.


  21. MarkyMark says:

    Not enough coverage

    What is the subject of your complaint?
    No mention of Rishi “UK exporter of energy” News


    This is big news, we will soon have cheaper bills and even export energy to other countries but none of your BBC news picked this up. “UK to become a net exporter of electricity.” (c) Rishi Sunak 11.06.2024 https://youtu.be/3CNThBxJjm4?t=2368#Conservative Party launch manifesto

    It does beg the question why isn’t the UK doing this already or why aren’t we after 14 years of Tory power we in a position to sell energy or why haven’t Labour go the same policy?

    Plus how is this going to be achieved? This is big news missed by the BBC.
    Thanks, Mr.H


    • moggiemoo says:

      Easy. Turn off the supply to the UK consumers and it’s all available to export.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      > This is big news, we will soon have cheaper bills and even export energy to other countries but none of your BBC news picked this up. “UK to become a net exporter of electricity.” (c) Rishi Sunak 11.06.2024 https://youtu.be/3CNThBxJjm4?t=2368#Conservative Party launch manifesto

      This is big news should read ‘this is a big scandal’. The UK does export elec to other countries. Our grid is so feeble that when the wind blows too much we export it to other countries as the grid can not handle it. Even worse we pay the other countries to take it!


  22. MarkyMark says:

    Attn: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
    House of Lords

    Thursday 13 June 2024

    Dear Lady Bennett of Manor Castle,

    There has been no mention of Rishi saying “UK exporter of energy” in the News.

    This is big news, we will soon have cheaper bills and even export energy to other countries .
    “UK to become a net exporter of electricity.” (c) Rishi Sunak 11.06.2024
    https://youtu.be/3CNThBxJjm4?t=2368#Conservative Party launch manifesto

    It does beg the question why isn’t the UK doing this already or why aren’t we after 14 years of Tory power we in a position to sell energy or why haven’t Labour got the same policy or the Green Party?

    Plus how is this going to be achieved? This is big news missed by the BBC.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mr M.



    • Fedup2 says:

      Does the address need to be on this site ? Tell
      Me if it needs to
      Come off ?


      • MarkyMark says:

        I posted by accident – remove if it is still there thanks
        Or nip round for a drink!


        • Fedup2 says:

          Marky – don’t worry I did / didn’t screen shot it – you were lucky as it was early in the morning … dont worry either because the 77 brigade file already has our details / bank / credit / pets / family … weaknesses – place in the target list – right 77?


          • MarkyMark says:

            Excellent – I was worried for one minute

            **listens for sounds of helicopters on roof
            * possibly Rishi popping in to get my vote!


  23. Sluff says:

    On Toady they interviewed an ‘impartial’ person from the Nuffield Trust, which seems to exist as a non-governmental pro NHS cheerleader. But intrigues, I had a look on their website and found a slide set of ‘facts and figures for the 2024 general election’.
    This may get you there.

    Click to access Election_20_facts_and_figures.pdf

    It turns out that in Wales they spend about 10% more per person on healthcare than they do in England. Yet we hear stories of people in Wales having to get across the border into England to get faster hospital treatment. And healthcare is devolved and the Welsh government is Labour and has been for years. So Labour in Wales spend more on healthcare than England but the service is worse than England.
    To a lesser extent, this is also true in Scotland where the handouts from the Barnett formula do not appear to make it to the health budget.

    You’d think this was a very good story for the Tories in England. But they are so totally useless that I suspect only readers of this esteemed website will now know these facts.


  24. Fedup2 says:

    The sky ‘debate ‘ seemed very different in complexion to the usual BBC bussed in audience – I’ve only read reports but wish I’d seen the Sky one – both prospective PM got rattled – and starmer isn’t used to being derided – as a lawyer barrister he is far to familiar with adoration … a useful weakness that only Nigel Farage could exploit ….


  25. MarkyMark says:

    Cameron calls Tory candidate bet ‘foolish decision’

    “I will back the people’s decision.” Cameron on Brexit
    “I quit.” Cameron on Brexit


  26. pugnazious says:

    What do you reckon his punishment will be?….BBC reports….

    ‘Man arrested after Pride flag ‘dumped in bin”
    ‘A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a Pride flag was dumped in a bin in Devon in what is being treated as a hate-related incident, police have said. ‘

    On the other hand if you’re a Muslim who tries to stab Jews on the streets of London….hmmm…well….er….those Jews eh…bit of a problem…only themselves to blame…so off you go mate….can’t see any BBC report on this…no ‘Stephen Lawrence’ type coverage reflecting massive concern about a rising tide of anti-Semitism in Khan’s London….

    ‘Why was this anti-Semitic maniac given a slap on the wrist?’


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently Nigel Farage has suggested taking the remains of the blue party after the coming rout … not so sure it’s a good idea – taking over such a toxic failed brand might give it belief that it can still exist …

    Bury the blue party and start afresh … anyone blue can move across now …. Vote Reform …


  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – there is none so dumb as a Conservative MP

    There is noting quite like handing your political enemies a gun and bomb and asking them to use them. (I consider the BBC to be a political enemy of the Conservatives, for example Emma Barnett’s statement during a TOADY interview with Lord Cameron that the Conservatives have been in power for 14 years which is a lie by BBC standards.)

    Craig Williams who is the MP for Montgomeryshire is the ‘bag carrier’ (aide) to the PM, Rishi Sunak. As such he placed a bet that the General Election would be in July just days before Sunak got soaked announcing the GE outside 10 Downing Street. I think Williams is the one who should have got a soaking holding an umbrella over the Prime Minister. Is not that what Parliamentary Aides are supposed to do?

    Craig Williams is obviously not very bright. Wikipedia (yes, I know you cannot rely on it) reveals that fact in their page for Craig Williams and you can read it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Williams_(British_politician)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Surely … the mantra of any ‘advisor ‘ is ‘how will it look ‘?

      As in ‘how will it look for a pseudo British PM to duck out of the 80th commemoration of D Day to do an interview for ITV?”

      Similarly what will it look like when I’m caught using insider information to put a £100 bet on the election date?

      There is a theme about the poor support blue PMs got in number 10… or did the likes of nut nut truss green card just not get sound advise or just ignore it ….

      Green card now looks like he has the thousand yard stare – with his brain seizing up from constant battering …


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, for sure, that is right. The PM not listening to himself and calling the General Election in the autumn! The PM not looking in his diary when thinking about the July Election and thinking what is commemorated in June and will it be of special significance? Obviously Craig Williams, his aide-de-camp, should have been counting on his fingers, thumbs and toes and working out that it would be a significant anniversary.

        No brains in No.10 for Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss and Bojo although to be fair to the latter he was set up by the Cabinet Office, the wider CS and certain parts of the mainstream media. There was a significant moment in TOADY in Redcar, more later.

        As for Craig Williams he placed a bet that the GE would be in July, it was not a bet on the Conservatives winning the GE. Doh!


        • Fedup2 says:

          Yes I saw his bet – he must be beyond caring – but a £500 bet is pretty poor form – I’ve have put £10k on it …. He ll get a gong anyway – peerage with that level of corruption ….

          I have no respect for them – complete shambles -I know the reds are going to kill me even more with hiked taxes – but the blues would have done the same …

          The biggest downside is that this might be the very last ‘fair ‘ election before the full on one party state takes contro with that 150 majority …. Plus voting for 16 year old reds …


  29. MarkyMark says:

    Butler Rap

    we 2 days to to go 21 days to to go 21
    days to to go 21 days to to Go 21 days
    say who you like 21 days to have you
    toys won’t like me anyway but I
    won’t labor party here today we’re going
    to the very top
    St time is up St they


    21 the
    July for Bren
    e okay allegedly corrupt


    “I haven’t even got anything on my lanyard!

    I’m just wearing it to wind up the minister.”



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Hope you’ve all stocked up on essentials, we’re in for 5 years of absolute mayhem.


  30. MarkyMark says:

    BBC – this is not a cheek kiss???? BBC Verfied


    Joe Biden greeted Giorgia Meloni with a kiss on each cheek as he greeted the Italian leader in Puglia


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      The hair sniffing again… at least this time she’s over 16.


    • JohnC says:

      I see they are trying to plunder as much cash as they can before the game is up.

      Apparently they are going to use the $3billion a year interest on seized Russian assets to take out loans of $50billion a year for Ukraine.

      Now lets say the war ends in a couple of years – or quite possibly even less if the Ukranian army collapses – by ceding a big bit of the East to Russia as part of a truce. Surely Russia are going to demand the $300billion in assets which belong to them back as part of the deal.

      So the money will be gone into all the corrupt little pockets along the way and spread out among all the big players involved : who pays back the $100 billion or more in loans ?.

      Why do I think it’s eventually going to be us and our taxes?.


      • Up2snuff says:

        JohnC, it is a madness, supporting the EU in their proxy war just to get Ukraine into the EU and Nato. We should have no part of it.


  31. pugnazious says:

    You may well be very very sorry if you’re going to vote Labour….unless you’re a hardcore anarchist Marxist…then…fine.

    It is bizarre that people will vote for a hardcore lefty because the Tories are less than perfect…if you think they’re too woke, too onboard with the climate change lobby, letting in too many migrants and you’re thus going to vote Labour…think again.

    Blair was not the centrist lefty that many in the media suggest…he was a ruthless lefty who packed every organisation he could with like-minded souls…and the Tories failed to oust them and put their own in place. Starmer will continue with that and Britain will be lost, maybe forever with no road back without a savage civil war and revolution that tears it all down….not only packing the organisations but rigging the laws and rules as Hitchens points out….

    ‘Keir Starmer is very much hoping you won’t notice that he plans a revolution in the way Britain is governed.

    He wants to steal power from our ancient, sovereign Parliament and hand it instead to lawyers, the devolved mini-states in Scotland and Wales, and of course to judges.

    The historian David Starkey, who is livid about the way the scheme has been barely discussed, says bluntly that the proposed reforms will ‘eradicate our traditions of parliamentary government’.

    Sir Keir Starmer said he doesn’t see ‘[the Gordon Brown plan] as handing power away. I see it as putting power where it should be’

    This is a direct and deliberate blow at the whole basis of Parliament’s power. If the people elect it to do so, Parliament can reverse any law. Not any more, if this stuff goes through.

    Labour intellectuals have wrestled for years with the problem of how to stop anyone reversing their actions when the people, annoyingly, vote them out. Now they have found a way. This plan will remove huge amounts of power from Parliament. That power will go instead to Edinburgh and Wales, and to big (usually Labour-controlled) local government. Parliament will be forbidden by law to take this power back.’


    Devolution on steroids and judges put in charge ordering politicians to follow these laws imposed by Starmer…but of course interpretted by those judges who seem to be even more radical and lefty than Starmer…himself a lawyer…..even now letting off eco-terrorists and Muslim terrorists whose ideologies the judges have a liking for.

    Devolution is a nightmare as are local elected mayors….it breaks up Britain into little fiefdoms ruled by all too often by small-minded zealots and fanatics of one kind or another. This was always Gordon Brown’s plan…turn Britain into self-governing regions…ruled by Brussels. Divide and rule.

    The plan is still on the books.

    Vote Tory or Reform….Labour or Greens or Libdems will turn the screws so fast and so tight the pips will definitely squeak.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Vote Tory get the blue Labour Party again – destroy the ‘Tory party ‘… vote Reform ….


      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        Will do Fed. After discovering we will indeed have a Reform candidate on our local ballot. I see it as my duty to give my microscopic vote to change. Maybe we can’t seriously wound The Uniparty but we can at least try to give them a nasty virus.


      • pugnazious says:

        Yes…only answer really…..would laugh if Reform got some MPs….laugh even harder if more than the Tories….though the laughter will be short lived if Labour do perform as expected and storm to a landslide victory. Tories only have themselves to blame…they lied about immigration, failed to put the border between us and Ireland, failed to stem wokeism and oh, yeah, crumbled under BBC pressure to lock us down and almost force feed us vaccines.


  32. Emmanuel Goldstein says:



  33. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – Not very open and transparent BBC Verify!

    Daniel Tu or Tui was on TOADY Verifying something or other among the claims made by Political Parties at GE time. I tried to find out who is on the BBC Verify team (mostly to find the correct spelling of Daniel’s surname). We know about the Springster and thanks to Terminal Moraine at the top of this page we now know that Jemimah Herd is the new Senior Producer at Team Verify. But search for the Verify Team and it seems to become very difficult.

    Maybe Stoogie could make himself useful again?


  34. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I’ve seen tv reporting on all the Parties manifestos except Reform’s.

    I’ve seen it on Facebook but apparently it’s been on there for a while so it’s possible they haven’t officially released their (new?) manifesto for this upcoming election if it’s different from the one on F/B.

    Is there a release date for their manifesto or is it already out and being ignored.


  35. andyjsnape says:

    Green Party manifesto: 11 key policies analysed

    “The cash injection being promised by the Greens into the NHS is huge. In the first year, they say they will increase the budget in England by £8bn. It is currently £165bn. And by 2030 there will be £28bn more. There will be more for public health too, delivered by councils” – maybe reduce immigration, would help reduce the NHS budget

    Why do we need the likes of the bbc to put their spin on the parties – we heard it first and don’t need you to put your input with who you want us to vote for


    • MarkyMark says:

      Soylent green party! NHS to add assisted dying to targets!


      • kingkp says:

        Assisted dying has been part of the NHS agenda for decades. It got turbo-boosted though in March 2020 with Midazolam Matt.


        • popeye says:

          My wife was assisted with Midazolam by District Nurses. I was glad, she was in intolerable pain. My only regret was that they waited until I went out. I would have liked to have held her hand.


  36. pugnazious says:

    Careful what you wish for…the elected dictatorship is on its way….

    Remarkable that the BBC, the national broadcatser that proclaims it is the gold-standard, goto gurus of truth and honesty, fails to inform us of Labour’s radical plans to revolutionise, corrupt maybe, how politics is done in Britain….a blue print for imposing a one party state in essence perhaps.

    The best we get is Chris Mason asking Starmer to reassure sceptical voters that there is no hidden agenda….which he is more than happy to do…naturally not pressed further on this at all.

    ‘BBC asks Starmer about voters who fear post-election revelations’


    Nothing radical apparently…no fireworks….just a few tweaks to improve wealth creation and economic growth…

    ‘Indeed he sought to make a virtue of the lack of policy fireworks, adding he was running “to be prime minister, not a candidate to run the circus”.’

    Totally harmless says the BBC.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Pug

      We know the bbc is always honest, just look at the Brexit “reporting”


  37. atlas_shrugged says:

    The DT reports on the Bridgen Hancock libel case today, it includes this report of a video posted by Hancock with this caption:

    “The disgusting and dangerous anti-Semitic, anti-vax, anti scientific conspiracy theories spouted this morning by a sitting MP are unacceptable.”

    Mrs Justice Collins Rice will hand down her judgement at a later date.

    No link – Sorry DT behind a paywall


    • tomo says:


      DT feeling like doing some PSA stuff / allow boot-in on Handoncock….

      DT paywall removed at the moment here

      Grrrrr…. 5 mins later and… it’s paywalled….. FFS.

      Archived at https://archive.ph/ec3sA


  38. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Is the ITV election debate which is on tonight at 8:30 a repeat of last weeks 7 party debate or is it live/new?


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      It looks like it’s a new one so will it be more of the same, a QT audience and 6 against 1.


  39. MarkyMark says:

    Gordon Brown calls Labour supporter a “bigoted woman”


  40. tomo says:


  41. pugnazious says:

    The BBC et al were fuming that Labour had sent so long investigating Abbott’s racism…clearly it was down to racism and misogyny…presumably Starmer’s as leader.

    Guess they’d all forgotten about poor old Bercow…..who isn’t black nor female….

    ‘It’s been 829 days since the Labour Party suspended John Bercow’s membership on an “administrative basis” pending an investigation into his bullying. Why they still haven’t reached a final decision when the “serial bully” can’t even set foot on the parliamentary estate is a mystery. ‘


  42. tomo says:

    Like he says – bargain!


  43. tomo says:


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Civil disobedience is the future.


    • digg says:

      If every single recipient of a notice of fine by those stupid, arrogant twats in Local Councils for simply going about their business just ignored the fine notices it would be all over in a month and the idiots on the councils would realise they have got no other choice but to trash all those cameras and stupid signs.

      It’s called democracy!


  44. tomo says:



  45. tomo says:

    A picture…..


  46. tomo says:

    Anybody read Russian / Cyrillic?

    Underneath those roads is “Burlington” UK Government nuclear bolt-hole.


    Answers from Denison Barracks accepted


  47. digg says:

    I am sitting in my kitchen wearing a fisherman’s woollen sweater over a thick corduroy shirt over a T-Shirt and it still feels cold….

    It’s nearly mid-June, nearly mid-summer and I am on the South Coast where June is usually very pleasantly warm if not hot.

    So as I sit here I am wondering what has happened to the hordes of BBC Climate expert bods who would normally be foaming at the mouth at the approaching end-of-the-World scorching heat that is 100% certainly happening if we don’t all go back to the dark-ages.

    My guess is that they are all in The Bahamas or some sun-kissed Island in the Med waiting for summer to turn up in the UK before they dare to go back to their day jobs…

    Also notice that the fiercely red-orange-yellow coloured weather maps on the BBC weather forecasts have mysteriously lost relevance and prominence.

    It’s almost worth shivering!


    • tomo says:

      I just painted some cast iron rainwater downpipes (with 2 pack paint) – supposed to be touch dry in 4 hours……. 16 hours later had to bring them indoors and turn the heating on to cure the paint. FU UKMO.


    • Up2snuff says:

      digg, I note that the Beeb’s Weather Lady on R4 this morning, think it was Helen Willetts, grudgingly admitted that temperatures were 3° to 5°C lower than they should be at this time of year.

      Apparently Symi is hot at this time of year; Dr Michael Mosely was none too scientific when he went off on his walk in the blazing P.M. heat!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Still don’t get that Michael Mosley thing – all those programmes about green bloody tea – breathing control – ‘mindfulness ( whatever that is ) and he comes to an end dehydrated and disorientated in 40 degrees ?


  48. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I tuned into channel 4 to watch the Reform Party political broadcast.
    These are the 5 minute election broadcasts where each party makes a short election pitch.

    Reform had no audio and this was the only thing on the screen for the 5 minutes.
    What’s going on?



  49. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3 – uh uh, Keir, growth and prosperity can never be magic’d up by Governments.

    It is the Labour Party Manifesto launch today. TOADY were all keen for this and trailed that the Labour Party, if elected, were going for growth and prosperity and making people rich. Yeah, I heard that before from someone called Blair and all we had was nearly 40% inflation from 1997 to 2010 and a crashed, bankrupt UK economy.

    All Governments can do is get out of the way as much as possible. That is unlikely with Starmer’s Labour Party.