352 Responses to Midweek 12th June 2024

  1. Denton says:

    Yougov poll now putting Reform in 2nd place ahead of the Conservatives. How long can the BBC ignore this development?

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    • JohnC says:

      lol quite so Denton.

      It’s huge news. But the BBC don’t want to give Reform any publicity at all (unless it’s the bad kind) so they use their greatest lie of all : the lie by omission. They just don’t tell us what they don’t want us to know.

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  2. Fedup2 says:

    The last thing the BBC will do is give any positive publicity to Reform……..

    …having just got back to the UK I find a note through the door telling me I’ve had a visit from a TV licence inspector demanding an explanation as to why I haven’t got a licence …

    .. and the threat of a return visit a week later – there’s a bit of me in the mood to take on a TV licence creature – but I know what I need to do is say nothing at all – which is difficult to do as a human being …. TV licence people are just employees with clipboards and NO legal authority to demand anything ….

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  3. digg says:

    I read this article on the horrific treatment of a teacher in Scotland for not bowing to the nutcases running the woke flag up at any excuse who made her life a misery for being normal that the only reaction I have is one of total anger that the education system has become so infected by these vile people.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw003pngyl0o

    This cannot go on, it needs a root and branch cleansing to restore normality.

    These vile individuals are breaking family, society and normality in their quest to make deviation the norm.

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    • Flotsam says:

      My son is a senior teacher. He intended a meeting with some of the Local Authority people, ie Diversity and Inclusion, Social Services etc, regarding Trans stuff. My son suggested that Body Dysmorphia was actually a mental illness to the horror of all these wokes who took him to task.

      To make matters clear and to the credit of the NHS their guidance is indeed that Body Dysmorphia is a mental illness.

      I’m afraid the entire public sector has become a haven for woke, diversity and generally left wing activism. It’s absorbing a great deal of money and time which would be better directed toward actually providing services to the public.

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  4. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #4 – that is gonna cost, where will you get the money?

    The Royal College of Radiologists has warned that there are increasing delays in cancer care. The Sucker in charge of the Labour Party was quick to shoot his mouth off promising lots of money for diagnostic machines, and recruiting radiologists and clinical oncologists but emphasised that Labour would not increase the general rate of income taxation, National Insurance, Corporation Tax and VAT. That leaves a bit of a black hole in Labour’s Treasury finances if it is elected to government on 4 July.

    Rishi Sunak’s ‘lie’ is looking like it is very close to the truth!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      I think I heard that radiologists are even more likely to move abroad than the decent doctors … I guess in the British medical mafia hierarchy they don’t stand very high – sadly …

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  5. Flotsam says:

    What a slippery character Smarmer is (and Reeves).
    They apparently say Labour have “no plans” for increasing various taxes. “No plans”. An elegant legalistic way of leaving the door open to make plans once elected to increase taxes without actually saying they will.

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    • JohnC says:

      I am at the point now where I cannot bear to listen to his whiney, nasal voice as it spews out carefully chosen, completely meaningless rhetoric without actually saying anything at all.

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  6. Charlie Farley says:

    Flotsam ,
    How do you know a politician is lying ? you can see their lips moving …….nothing changes its been happening for years ! .
    Voting Reform….can’t be any worse .
    No Licence for years and Still BBC free…. just look at the money I’ve saved !

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  7. JohnC says:

    THIS is the most important news in the UK today (according to the BBC):

    Tory candidate tells BBC election bet was ‘huge error of judgement’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cneevz8278eo

    An extraordinarily long article which only says one single Tory CANDIDATE (not MP) put a bet on just before Sunak announced it.

    Just look at the video : what an unpleasant person BBC oik is intercepting him on the street really is. He’s acting like he is confronting a drug dealer or major criminal. His dislike for the Tory candidate is very clear.

    Not only have the BBC sought out this man on the street to confront him, but they have also ‘repeatedly’ asked Sunak at the G7 if the man knew the election date. Repeatedly !!!. Are there not more important things to do at the G7 ?.

    Clearly the BBC are trying to turn this into another ‘partygate’. They are making a huge mountain from this molehill.

    How much was this bet ?. £10K ?. £50K?. Nope £100. And they don’t even tell us how much he won.

    So I checked the constituency. And 100% NOT to my surprise, he is leading the polls by 12% with Labour second. Just the sort of margin some character assasination like this can change.

    Not saying he wasn’t stupid to do it – but a massive overreaction in favour of the house from the BBC and from the Guardian.

    Let’s see if they dare to do their ‘daily headline’ update trick for this one.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Talking of betting, I’d like to invite readers to take a flutter on the following:

      It’s very cold at present – so much for Global Boiling or even Flaming June. But in a few weeks time, how will the BBC report it? Will it be:

      (a) The warmest June on record.
      (b) The warmest June on record.
      (c) Both of the above.

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      • JohnC says:

        Neither Ian : as it’s been so cold, it simply won’t be mentioned.

        They will be keeping their fingers crossed for July. If they are lucky, a heatwave will kill a few pensioners. The BBC will love that. They probably voted for Brexit anyway.

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    • tomo says:

      Front page today – BBC confession via projection metaphor?

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      Of course it’s taw-wees shitting in your water – not bloated, dysfunctional, corrupt quangos simply looking after themselves and not doing their jobs as regulators….

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      • Mrs Kitty says:

        Do they mention the spills all around the coast of Spain, I wouldn’t put a toe in the Mediterranean.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          I agree – the place I go to – nice beach – but few go in the water – apparently the sewer outlet isn’t too good – and doesn’t go out to sea far enough … and – of course – you must nt drink the tap water ….

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The man’s a buffoon. No-one made him put a bet on. He is the sort of loser idiot you get when a worn out government is in its last days.

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Today
    The Palestinians are starving again – the UN has been running that story for months – and the bbc hungrily eats it up . Yolanda nell is the ideal bbc reporter – careful not to call Islamic terrorists – terrorists – they are ‘Palestinian fighters ‘ or as I heard this morning ‘Palestinian defenders ‘… was used .

    Keep going IDF – sounds like they are pushing into Hamas Rafah getting the job done ….

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    • JohnC says:

      Just saw a report of the latest Palestinian opinion poll where 73% support the Hamas massacre.

      And another where one of the recent hostages was being held at the house of an al-jazeera reporter and another at his fathers (a doctor).

      Sympathy for the religion of peace here is low. Best option is to finish the job now. The racist Left will do everything possible to prevent them starting again if they stop now and they will never get another chance like this.

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      • G says:

        No public pressure will rectify their hatred for the Jews. None. It all stems from the Koran and will live on for ever.

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  9. Fedup2 says:

    TV debate
    I’m sure for politicians the worst thing is to be laughed at . It happened to mordant again as she lied about the blues cutting taxes …
    …. Poor Angie looked as frightened as ever and remembered her memory card lines – she managed not to use ‘abstract ‘ instead of ‘abject ‘- both words she has no idea of meaning .
    Farage as usual won it – but he is starting to go over the top against pee poor opposition … and why the Welsh / Scots nationalists are there is beyond me …same with the hateful dyke from the greens …

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    • Flotsam says:

      It’s really beyond me too that the Welsh and Scot Nats are included. On the basis that they represent their Countries perhaps Saddo Khan could represent the province of Londonistan. After all London has a larger population than Scotland and Wales combined.

      Stephen Flynn again pushes the Palestine/Gaza situation. Perhaps Scotland is perfect.

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  10. Fedup2 says:

    Today mesh and Islamic Hamas terrorist – sorry ‘Australian UN mouthpiece ‘.. the propaganda against Israel just so crude , of course there won’t be any challenge from meesh –

    Same old sob story – strangely no mention of the suffering of Israel abductees or their families ….

    If I was the IDF I’d declare the UN staff as ‘enemy ‘ ….the Australian just a Hamas mouthpiece … was allowed to go on and on- totally one sided – totally biased … OFCOM ? Yeah …

    BTW – the bbc says they are not allowed into Gaza – I’d say send them in … see how long they’d last ….

    Keep going IDF – flatten it .

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    • JohnC says:

      I find it increasingly shameful that none of the racist Leftist MSM are demanding that the UN give an explanation how Hamas have built bases and tunnels on all their sites. And how much UN money from the tax on people like us has been stolen by them to do it.

      The answer is obvious : the local UN staff ARE Hamas. Heads should be rolling. But that would open a whole can of worms by shifting the blame from Israel to the UN. And the racist, Jew-hating lefties at the BBC will never do that. So they simply ignore it and lie by omission again.

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  11. AsISeeIt says:

    The world stage and the blank page that is Keir Starmer – and his manifesto edition

    Media focus shifts to the international stage this morning – and it’s not just all about the footie

    All eyes on Munich as Scotland kick off Euro 2024 – insists our BBC

    Of course it’s not just the Scotland fans there at the BBC but England football fans too who will presently succumb to a brief bout of hope winning out over past experience and reality…

    We’ll give nation hope – shouts the in-the-tank for Labour Daily Mirror with their top headline in reference to: Starmer’s manifesto

    The gynaeceum that is BBC News staff liked that one for their top pick of all the national frontpages to present to us online.

    That’s a bit too on the nose, lefty bias-wise, you may say hereabouts. Even the habitually left-leaning Guardian pulls a punch somewhat in response to the blank page that is Keir Starmer and his manifesto: I’ll fix Britain, vows Starmer, amid doubts over how he will pay for it

    The Gruan has no contractual obligation to provide balance but our BBC takes the hint from the sister publication and this somewhat pulled punch provides a nod toward the second balancing act clause in the BBC’s double whammy press review header: ‘We’ll give nation hope’ and ‘hidden tax trap’ (BBC)

    Not to worry. Most voters never imagine tax hikes will hit them personally.

    The BBC’s balancing act direct quote comes from the Rishi lackey loyalist Daily Express: Don’t fall for Labour’s hidden £8.5bn ‘tax trap’… Jeremy Hunt has gone on the offensive…

    That inhuman-looking Jeremy Hunt? I thought we were supposed to be on the alert for and to ignore AI-generated bots in this election campaign?

    Bot or not: Are fake accounts swaying voters towards Reform UK? (BBC)

    If ever there were a bit of obvious BBC bias by implication, there you have it folks. Care of: Marianna Spring Disinformation and social media correspondent

    If ever there were a fake face fresh out of the almost but not quite human uncanny valley of AI then it’s Jeremy Hunt. Hey Siri, Alexa, whatever your name is… show me an image of a startled meerkat with a stick up his arse, crossed with an AI generated human being

    The Guardian has no particular interest in sports tournaments unless it can bring attention in some way onto one of the Guardianistas’ many political hobby horses: Euro 24 Can the event help reunite a fractured Europe? Sport page 52 – fifty-two pages of the Guardian… no less – there’s a mountain tougher to climb than that confronting either our achingly PC compliant Gareth Southgate or our Rishi Sunak

    Fractured Europe, eh? Football fans will be more interested in: Boffins create footie gizmo to end cheating like in ’86… Our magic balls will stop the Hand of God (Daily Star) – cheating bloody foreigners

    Sadly, whatever the cultural relativists will say the real world stage is no level playing field.

    And it comes to something when our Rishi is smaller in stature than his neighbour in the G7 premier photo op line-up – and that neighbour happens to be Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida – still, at least Sunak won’t be wearing a diaper (no room for an adult nappy in those tiny trousers of his) like Kishida’s other neighbour in the photograph – Joe Biden

    The globalist FT absolutely glories in this picture of one world government: G7 agreement Russian assets set to aid Kyiv

    Sci-fi fiction (fiction there may be redundant, given the fi in sci-fi stands for fiction) much of it dystopian, suggests in the future everyone will have a number in their name

    Seven of Nine from Star Trek Voyager, Logan-6 in Logan’s Run, D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers from We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, the novel that inspired George Orwell’s 1984, Patrick McGoohan in The Prison was number 6

    These dystopian (utopian they would have you imagine) supranational conclaves tend to likewise enjoy their titular numberings: COP26, COP27, COP28… G-7, G-20… the EU also tends to get labelled The 27

    Mind you, this latest G7 bash in Italy does give our dripping wet Tory leader Rishi Sunak the opportunity to get about the closest he’ll ever get to a guilty bit of flirting with the far-right…

    The eyes have it Rishi Sunak left his troubles behind at the 50th G7 meeting, hosted by Giorgia Meloni (Times)

    Rishi Sunak greets Giorgia Meloni, the Italian prime minister, with a warm embrace at the welcome ceremony of the G7 summit (Telegraph)

    Talk about an awkward-looking odd couple – their politics couldn’t be further apart

    Sometimes these segueways write themselves…

    The lefty Guardian of course prefers to pick for its big frontpage coupling picture feature: Keir Starmer and the deputy Labour leader, Anglea Raynor – Talk about an awkward-looking odd couple – their politics couldn’t be further apart

    And if that isn’t a cue for a calm down dear…

    Why mothers have the right to an orgasm Paloma Faith (‘i’) – we hear a lot about universal human rights… but this is pushing it a bit far, luv

    Just for balance, as they say: Fathers with birth trauma ‘It was like watching a car crash (‘i’)

    Sometimes these segueways…

    I feel for Sunak – he looks broken and defensive Mariella Frostrup (‘i’)

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “I feel for Sunak – he looks broken and defensive Mariella Frostrup”

      I feel for Sunak …
      Rishi Sunak made history in more than one way. Sunak, who became the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), is the first person of the Hindu origin to become the UK PM. He is also the youngest person to become the UK prime minister in 200 years

      I feel for Sunak …
      A devout Hindu, who took his oath on the Gita after being chosen as a member of parliament in 2015,

      I feel for Sunak ….
      the MP for Richmond in Yorkshire and his billionaire heiress wife Akshata Murty have combined a net-worth of 730 million.

      I feel for Sunak ….
      The couple’s riches is roughly twice that of King Charles’ estimated £370 million personal wealth.

      I feel for Sunak ….
      Rishi Sunak married Akshata Murty, the daughter of Indian billionaire businessman Narayan Murthy, in 2009. Together, the couple owns four homes spread across the UK and California, worth an estimated $18.3 million.

      I feel for Sunak ….
      This house has been kept as a visiting place for family members. Sunak bought the property for about $300,000.

      https://housing.com/news/how-many-properties-does-rishi-sunak-own/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Marianna Spring Disinformation and social media correspondent”

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  12. 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.”

    https://www.steynonline.com/14366/the-far-right-moves-nearer

    “Oblivion Express”

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  13. Flotsam says:

    Anyone noticed the top (female) talent that GBNews wheel in to balance the politics? Amy Nickell-Turner and a number of others who would pass for models, there seems to be a pool of them. Amy seems to have some sort of makeover and currently looks incredible. OK there’s a few dogs but there are some truly outstanding examples. Perhaps Labour are pressing the image button.

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  14. MarkyMark says:

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    Title “G7 agrees $50bn loan for Ukraine from Russian assets”

    Content “The G7 has agreed to use frozen Russian assets to raise $50bn (£39bn) for Ukraine to help it fight invading Russian forces.”

    not really a loan then – hah aha ha
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cllldqyg19ro

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  16. MarkyMark says:

    Leader of the FREE WORLD ….

    Watch: US President Joe Biden salutes Meloni, ‘wanders off’ ..

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/watch-us-president-joe-biden-salutes-meloni-wanders-off-in-gaffe-videos-from-g7/articleshow/110983060.cms

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    Relax – they have 22 days to fill out all their expenses and move onto the next job!

    “13 June 2024
    Updated 3 hours ago
    Texts from the phone of a Conservative Senedd member, which appear to ask an employee to maximise the politician’s expenses claims, have been seen by BBC Wales.

    Laura Anne Jones is under investigation by police over allegations concerning her expenses.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cpvvl16v4e5o

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  18. tomo says:

    BBC bias in the “when did you stop beating your wife” category.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Labour use bot accounts
      Projection is a libmob characteristic, the labels they put on others are rooted in their own behaviour.
      Take the way libmob have taken to labelling others as EXTREMIST by apply labels like “far right”
      whilst they themselves are doing very EXTREMIST actions.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Funny how some think that because they spend most of their time online everyone else does – and goes through a ‘consideration ‘ process involving reading manifestos cover to cover ….
        When in fact I reckon quite a few people sort of know there’s an election and sort of know that weird bloke in charge of labour is gonna win it over that coloured Indian one who replaced boris – nice bloke boris – very funny – ( ok I’m being a bit ‘off’ – sorry )

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “The mayor of New York City is made to share Gracie Mansion with three African-American families from Harlem; migrants gather at coastal ports in West Africa and South Asia and swarm into Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; London is taken over by an organization of non-white residents known as the “Non-European Commonwealth Committee”, who force the British queen to have her son marry a Pakistani woman; millions of black Africans from around the continent gather at the Limpopo River and invade South Africa; and only one drunken Soviet soldier stands in the way of hundreds of thousands of Chinese peasants as they overrun Siberia.”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Camp_of_the_Saints

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  19. tomo says:

    OK….

    What is this about?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Sir Keir accepted a special “tax unregistered” pension scheme when he stood down as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in 2013.
      It has been claimed by many MPs as an example of “extraordinary hypocrisy”.
      Proposed community notes miss the key point of irony in the post

      Starmer was not an MP at the time
      The law was brought in by the Tory/LibDem coalition

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    • Sluff says:

      I’m certain the BBC will be asking about this.
      NOT!

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    • Flotsam says:

      That’s absolutely extraordinary and a good example of legislation being quietly passed under the radar.

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  20. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/colinbraziertv/status/1801516471618535933?s=61
    Radio 4 mentioned legal migration and, separately, the strain on our sewage system in the same news bulletin this morning.
    As with transport, policing and healthcare, the idea of a link between importing 10m people in 20 years, and demand for public services, eludes the BBC.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Migrants have no bum hole (c) BBC Verified.

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    • JohnC says:

      Firm develops jet fuel made entirely from human poo
      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-67771640

      Aren’t these people carrying it away to make it into jet fuel ?.

      Or was that another ‘story’ by a clueless BBC ‘science’ correspondent who wouldn’t know a test tube from you tube and simply presented a ludicrousluy lop-sided press-release directly from a company trying to attract funding as if it were established fact ?.

      It’s a known fact : Lefties in the media are absolutely clueless about the real world.

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  21. MarkyMark says:

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  22. JohnC says:

    Grenfell victims ‘walking unhealed’ seven years on
    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c2ll3x209zyo

    My God, can it get any worse ?.

    ‘Unhealed’ of course means they haven’t been given enough compensation to ease the pain.

    This entire article is 99% empathy based virtue-signalling bullshit about people who simply want more of that free money. End of story.

    Brought to you by the usual type of BBC ‘ace reporters’:
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    Why are ALL the agenda-based trash articles like this written by women ?.

    Putin will love these stories. The West as we know it is in it’s terminal phase. It’s like the last years of the Roman Empire and the BBC are fiddling. As are many of its male presenters – but that’s a different story.

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    • digg says:

      The BBC’s direction of travel is decided by its upper echelons of well-off old chaps and ladies. They are there because they are the right BBC senior management “type”, good school, good clubs, good parents etc. and have no clue as to how to run the outfit and attract viewers. As their traditional viewers leave in droves, they have been spooked by the uni type middle managers into accepting the mantra that the secret to success is “Yoof” especially left-wing Yoof…and more especially female left-wing Yoof….

      And that is why we are seeing an avalanche of such garbage now.
      The BBC will inevitably pay the price for this stupid trajectory!

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    UK Income Tax rates and bands
    Band Taxable income Tax rate
    Personal Allowance Up to £12,570 0%
    Basic rate £12,571 to £50,270 20%
    Higher rate £50,271 to £125,140 40%
    Additional rate over £125,140 45%
    …….

    BBC to pay out millions to settle historic tax avoidance claims
    by George Turner | Jul 4, 2019

    The BBC has set aside up to £12m to pay off the past tax liabilities of BBC presenters being pursued by HMRC for tax avoidance using personal service companies, the latest BBC annual report has revealed.

    However, the National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned whether the payments are a legitimate use of BBC funds, and has issued a qualified opinion of the BBC accounts as a result.

    https://www.taxwatchuk.org/bbc-tax_avoidance/

    The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has published the Regional Headquarters Tax Rules (“RHQ Tax Rules”), approved and enacted by ZATCA’s board resolution no. (9-1-24) on 4 February 2024. Under the RHQ Tax Rules, RHQ-licensed entities will enjoy the following tax incentives for a period of 30 years commencing from the date on which the RHQ license is issued:

    0% income tax on eligible Income (i.e. income from the main activities that an RHQ entity is allowed to carry out pursuant to its RHQ license).
    0% withholding tax on dividend payments made by RHQ entities to nonresidents and payments to related persons (as defined under the Transfer Pricing Bylaws).

    https://insightplus.bakermckenzie.com/bm/tax/saudi-arabia-tax-incentives-on-regional-headquarters

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    • JohnC says:

      That whole story was a complete farce.

      They chose to set up Ltd companies and get paid direct. They were then responsible for PAYE tax etc when they paid it to themselves.

      So they took it as dividends to avoid paying NI. Then when they found out it was not legal (IR35), they got nasty and blamed the BBC. Who for some reason (pathetic, weak managers I suspect) decided to pay the tax bill for them with license fee payers money.

      100% typical Lefties. Nasty and Greedy in equal measures once the mask slips.

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  24. Terminal Moraine says:

    I take my hat off to all you good people on this site who endure R4. I haven’t listened in ages but flicked on in the car yesterday evening:

    First joke within 10 seconds (I mentally timed it) is about a Clacton milkshake. Followed by a woman comedian guest — Twitter used to be good but then a man ruined it… mental health, menopause, conspiracy theories, article in the Observer. Another Guardian woman has written a book about how men should talk about their feelings more.

    Finally a program on the Empire of Tea by Sathnam Sanghera… “exploitation and brutality”…

    I couldn’t do it more than once every 5yrs.

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  25. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I liked the way the ‘6’ on last nights election debate all were agreeing that our education system is “the best in the world” (like the nhs eh)
    They then went on to say we need to import all these immigrants because our population do not have the skills to do the jobs (the Somalis and afghans do?)

    Again, only one person talking sense.

    All this “vote Reform/tory, get Labour” guff. It would not happen if we had proportional representation.
    Only us and Belarus use the first past the post system.
    PR seems to be giving the rest of Europe better health services etc and they all seem to be run better than us where everything is broken.

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  26. Terminal Moraine says:

    This one’s slipped under the radar —

    Play guess the religion from the BBC headline. It’s Anjem Choudary who was up in court again yesterday having been found giving lectures as leader of a terrorist group.

    And now 500 more articles by MSM progressives bewildered about the rise of right-wing politics…

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c3ggxvvx89wo

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  27. giless says:

    Did anyone else see the interview Farage did on BBC Breakfast this morning? Think he did very well, used the ‘let’s fact check that’ statement back at them and ended with a knock out comment.

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    • MarkyMark says:

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    • pugnazious says:

      Loaded question or what….’Do you recognise that the language you have used around immigration is divisive and inflammatory’.

      It suggests the language is divisive and inflammatory…just does he ‘recognise’ it is.

      Lol…where’d you get that figure….they’re going to work in the future….let’s ignore productivity being made worse by migration…oh my god, you’re blaming migrants for housing shortages…

      Just doesn’t want to know, admit…or ‘recognise’ the truth about migration does she. The BBC’s guilt-ridden whiteys are bad enough but those of migrant heritage are worse….they just won’t accept that there are any negatives about migration.

      Then…you’re a liar…you can’t be trusted…kneedeep as you were in the Brexit swamp of lies told and sold to the great British public.

      The biggest lie, as demonstrated here, was by the BBC which told us Brexit was all about economics…that’s all they talked about…we’d be poorer…what they dodged talking about was ‘Sovereignty’….that was in fact what Brexit was about….as blatanty displayed by the legend ‘Take Back Control’.

      Things aren’t different says the BBC…but they are…hence the BBC’s deep anguish and constant attacks on Brexit…why else would Remainers demand we go cap in hand back to the EU and grovel our way back in?

      This interview is so biased and disingenuous it’s…well, business as ususal at the BBC. So many loaded questions, so many false narratives implied as ‘accepted norms’….of course they are inside the BBC.

      Farage is wrong and must defend his position rather than merely explain it.

      Everything that is wrong with the BBC’s political coverage on display for all to see in this inquisition….the Heretic being condemned for his failure to conform.

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      • popeye says:

        He should have replied something like this:

        Rather arrogant, don’t you think? By saying “do you recognise…” you are asserting that in YOUR opinion it is. Millions upon millions demonstrably agree with my “language” and obviously don’t think it is divisive and inflammatory. Are you saying that your opinion outweighs theirs? Are you saying they are all racist and fascist? You need to be a little more modest in your opinion of yourself.

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    • Doobster78 says:

      That last 30 seconds sums up perfectly why I detest the BBC . Embarrassing from Charlie Stayt there , embarrassing.

      May as well have had a “I support Labour t shirt on “ and the sneering looks of distain from Pea Head Munchetty made my blood boil .

      Well done Nigel , don’t know how you keep your cool

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    • pugnazious says:

      Bizarrist criticism….’you take advice from independent sources…..you’re just like everyone else…not radical at all.’

      LOL…grasping at straws there Charlieboy….desperate to find something to charge Nige with having failed to knock him out over the rest of the inquisition.

      Too many of our ruling class, and media class, have no connection with the People….those ‘Global Citizens’ that have no respect for and loyalty to Britain and would happily live anywhere in the world.

      And remember…

      ‘Sir Keir Starmer labelled Rishi Sunak a “Mr Nobody” who “simply doesn’t get Britain” ‘

      Is Starmer a racist dogwhistler?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Giless – very grateful for putting this up – I don’t do breakfast tv …

      The hatred in this piece just seeps from the screen -poor naga knows she is up against an unusually able politician..they looked frightened ….

      ( this interview also has a touch of the jorden petersen C4 interview …so what you’re saying is …)

      .. this time has a touch of the time before the brexit vote a bit …
      That final line – priceless 😎

      BTW – I registered on line for a postal vote on you gov. The local council confirmed it today , I rang the council – it seems the final tranche of postal votes will be sent out around 24 June – guess that’s similar elsewhere …

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  28. pugnazious says:

    Labour claims, read Starmer’s lips, ‘no more taxes’….but in reality they’re coming for your cars, your homes, your pensions, your lifestyle [and your beliefs.]

    They will tax you off the road ala Khan, they will rob you of any increased value in your home [can’t have you getting ‘wealthy’], they’ll raid your pensions and tax all the foods and activities you enjoy in order to ‘save the planet’….whilst encouraging your kids to be gay or trans and making them report you for ‘old think’.

    And of course flood us with even more migrants than the Tories swamped us with…and rejoin the EU by stealth….and let’s not forget that intention to impose dramatic constitutional change that is intended to cement Labour in power one way or another forever.

    Shame the BBC doesn’t seem to notice any of this….you’d never know that dramatic changes are coming should Labour get in judging by the BBC’s reporting of its manifesto…Labour is mostly harmless and just a slightly more spendy version of the Tories…none of the controversial stuff mentioned at all.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cyxx1lq50nlo

    There is quite a bit of talk about a ‘conspiracy of silence’ about all parties’ plans once in government…the IFS says…

    ‘Responding to Labour’s manifesto, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) director Paul Johnson said: “Like the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, Labour continues in a conspiracy of silence on the difficulties they would face.  ‘

    The BBC is happy to join the conspiracy as it fails to flag what a Labour government really means to do and how it will devastate most people’s lives.

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  29. MarkyMark says:

    “A co-conspirator flew from Britain to Israel recently and, as usual, received a text from their service provider letting them know about roaming charges and so on. EE sent a text saying: “Welcome to the State of Palestine”. Quite the political statement for a phone company to take…”
    order-order.com

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       8 likes

  30. MarkyMark says:

    febcccd6-6c75-4d82-9eb1-7c9661815bcb-22af9be4-e606-479c-98e7-7614215f009e

    from order-order.com

       15 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Going swimmingly then.

      https://x.com/mediaguido/status/1801568530447446466?s=61
      BBC Disinformation Correspondent Forced to Admit “Reform Bots” Are Real People

         11 likes

      • pugnazious says:

        Cue another programme all about her… why do they all hate me?

        Apparently Guido is a far-right Russian bot.

           5 likes

      • harry142857 says:

        Some of the comments.

        No to EU

        And how did she determine if they were fake accounts? She messaged the accounts and asked them. You couldn’t make it up.

        James Stevenson

        How did she get their telephone numbers as that would indicate some questions the ICO need to ask the BBC and social media provider, and was her own account clearly stating she worked for the BBC or did she use misinformation to get them to disclose their number.

        Obnox

        The irony of the BBC reporting about fake accounts – using fake accounts (which in the same online article they quote as being against the terms and conditions of the platforms.)

        Arthur Jarrett

        BBC’s “Disinformation Correspondent” Marianna Spring

        The beauty of that job title is that it covers both what the BBC wants you to think it means, and what the BBC actually wants it to mean

           12 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      One for BBCOFCOM …

         5 likes

  31. Guest Who says:

    Gareth not find the barnet interferes with the swing?

    https://x.com/bbcnews/status/1801587558985383947?s=61
    Wales Golf’s push for diversity and inclusion

       4 likes

  32. atlas_shrugged says:

    It is wonderous to see Candace Owens put Piers in his place about government and media BS about the Covid vaccine:

    https://vigilantnews.com/post/candace-owens-snaps-on-piers-morgan-for-wrongly-pushing-the-covid-shots/

       6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Vaccination, in the End, Will Be Your Route to Liberty,’ Says Tony Blair | Good Morning Britain

         3 likes

  33. Philip_2 says:

    A bit off topic but as we fight the next Labour disaster from happening and insisting on EU laws across the planet, its worth being reminded what the BBC are fully behind ‘gender studies’..
    i.e. Attack all ‘conservative values’ and those with ‘family’. As Karl Marx studied, that no revolution can be made in the western democracy until the family is abolished. And they have done that by stealth. Why Blair invented (literally) Stonewall. Even the queers do not know their history was a German radical invited to head it up.

    Ever since, they have paid BBC staff to ‘transition’ at tax payers expense (paid for by the TV license). They are in large part of the problem we have today. Totally signed up to Blairs Stonewall inquisition, until last years when, effectively its now everywhere in London. Nobody voted for this. Stonewall exists due to Blair.

    At the same time we have the queer Sadiq Khan flag waving in London, and anyone that objects, would be a ‘hate crime’ following the Scottish model if and when Labour get installed.

    I signed this petition today:
    ‘Council of the European Union is voting on a proposal that threatens your family values and the fundamental rights of children.  This regulation would force all EU countries to recognise same-sex parenthood and surrogacy-based parenthood, even if it contradicts a country’s own domestic laws’

    https://citizengo.org/en-gb/fm/13320-reject-eu-s-same-sex-parenthood-certificate?a=3&dr=60192::ce3386303ef7bc0b83cf3c3ea84eee66

    Why UK? We never left the EU. The Remainers socialist state intact (even if having a few problems in France and Germany) the EU can ignore member states. Even if voted out, they cannot be voted out.
    Even in the UK. The (EU) ECHR will be enforced in the UK. There is no opt out. As in COVID lock-down Labour will enthusiastically follow all EU rulings, (no matter how daft) particularly this one banning natural family, that they started this (under Blairs first term in office), all those years ago.

    BBC will see this as an endorsement.

    Vote Reform.

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  34. Rob in Cheshire says:

    I heard Nigel Farage on Nicky Campbell’s show this morning.

    The BBC did a good job of selecting people who hated Farage to ask him questions about how disastrous Brexit had been.

    Princess Nicky was particularly furious at Farage for being a climate denier. Apparently 99% of scientists agree, so who is Farage to argue?

    Farage asked him if it is better to make steel in Britain or import it from India, at which point Campbell changed the subject.

    Campbell’s hatred for Farage was visceral and could not be hidden.

       27 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      “at which point Campbell changed the subject.” – they will only show the first part, not the bit where Nigel answers.

         14 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      Campbell is a Scots Nat and wants independence and, paradoxically, to be under the EU boot.

         11 likes

  35. MarkyMark says:

    BBC London
    23 May 2024

    In a report on BBC London we wrongly described an incident outside a London cinema as a vigil. We should have been clear it was a protest and we apologise for this. The correct description has been used in our online report. We clarified this on the following night’s programme.

    31/05/24

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

       3 likes

  36. tomo says:

    It could actually be SNP official?

       8 likes

  37. Lucy Pevensey says:

    I don’t know what it is but my X posts no longer show up on this site.
    I can see tomo’s displayed above but not my own. Just a link appears.

    I’m not doing anything different. I’m just wondering if my Twitter settings have changed somehow.

    Maybe The Russians?

       6 likes

    • tomo says:

      Lucy – are you using “twitter.com” rather than “x.com”?

      The site scripts doing the embedding don’t work for x.com

         7 likes

  38. pugnazious says:

    Labour shoot ahead in the polls with a massive lead and Reform edges up on the Tories….which one does the BBC try to imply is suspect and probably the result of Russian interference? Reform, led by their old hate figure Nigel Farage, of course.

    Might surely be a good case to put in front of Ofcom by Reform as clear attempt to discredit, on no evidence, a political party in the run up to an election.

    The BBC gets away with it all too often….years lying to us that Trump was a Russian agent…and nothing…same with Brexit….years of spinning false tales, such as Facebook or Cambridge Analytica were spinning for Brexit….Cambridge Analytica had nothing to do with Brexit…but the BBC insisted it was using illegally obtained data to corrupt the referendum….and yet it was not part of any campaign. Sopel libelled a US teenager, one of the Covington schoolboys…and even when proven wrong he still insisted that the boy probably deserved the abuse he received….presumably because Sopel thought being a Trump supporter means anything goes…ala Farage and the attacks on him which go almost without comment from the BBC.
    And then there’s Gaza…again unrepentant journalists who lie and then shrug it off with no regrets despite the obvious dangers of such lies…as seen on the streets of London where Jews are definitely not safe…thanks to BBC ‘journalism’ in large part.

       20 likes

  39. tomo says:

    Where’s Joe’s other hand?

       8 likes

  40. tomo says:

    Priorities….

       16 likes

  41. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    GB News have read out the list of candidates for Clacton.
    UKIP have a candidate standing.

    I thought Lois Perry said UKIP would be helping Reform but standing against him in Clacton might just be the difference between winning or losing.

    *GB News keep reading out the list of candidates every time they mention an election.
    I don’t watch the other channels but does bbbc/itv/sky and the rest also read out a full candidate list every time they mention Clacton or is it just GBN because Ofcom are out to get them.

       10 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      EG
      I think the BBC and the rest use the ‘a full list is available on the website ‘ formula – but I guess you are right in GBNews listing them all
      I reckon mr farage will be tricked out of Clacton one way or another ….

         11 likes

    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Ditto with the Heritage Party. They are also said to be standing in Clacton. IMHO they should stand aside in Clacton to give Reform a clear run.

      Reform could return the favour by standing aside where David Kurten is standing.

         1 likes

  42. Philip_2 says:

    Letters to the editor DT today:

    SH writes:
    ‘ So I have received a reply from the BBC and OfCom that will deal with my complaints that calling the Reform Party the Nigel Farage Party will be dealt within 10 days.

    The communist stitch up continues. ‘

    My comments on that below. She will probably not get an answer. After all…
    The BBC has form, as they say. Needless to say that she will not get a proper reply or even an excuse, it will state that thanks to the wonderful TV license, it cannot be biased or tell lies. She will be assured that the BBC is the finest example in the land, if not the entire world based on a poll made in Peru or Argentina.

    And that it never fails to entertain at just 33p per day. That is if you watch it ever and if you don’t you can still be fined for owning a TV and watch another channel. And all its presenters are untouchable, and could not care a gnats fart for any complaint as it will not be heard by anyone working at the BBC.

    or words to that effect.

       10 likes

  43. Fedup2 says:

    Robinson chats with starmer

    I thought I’d catch some of this during the Germany vScotland Game …
    Comrade Robinson has changed – ( he looks ill) – where’s the interruptions ? Where’s the Today sneer ? I forgot – he’s interviewing his buddy in the red party ….

    Starmer didn’t mention he ‘ran’ the CPS until 8 minutes in – and the lie about his ‘dad’( father ) being a ‘tool maker ‘ ( humble middle class background ) this time – didn’t get a mention ..
    Starmer got the easiest time possible –

       12 likes

    • Scroblene says:

      “Toolmaker”…

      My dad was an engineer, but by that, he ran the whole bloody empire of the business, because they had to build buildings, organise and design the machinery, facilitate the construction – and the rest!

      Strummer’s dad just owned the business, yup, he started learning the trade, but from thereon, he must have got a few nudges, rather like any private enterprise these days, or even back then, when such work was encouraged…

      If voters are so thick that they just fall back on their old habits of voting for what their mums and dads did, then we’re back in the Bliar years!

         9 likes

  44. Fedup2 says:

    Time for the weekend thread …

       1 likes