222 Responses to Weekend 22nd June 2024

  1. MarkyMark says:

    WE ARE ALL EQUAL ….For wealthy individuals …. WE ARE ALL EQUAL

    YOU CANNOT DO THIS – BUT THEY CAN ….. HA HA HA

    “Non-dom” describes a UK resident whose permanent home – or domicile – for tax purposes is outside the UK.

    It refers to a person’s tax status, and has nothing to do with their nationality, citizenship or resident status – although it can be affected by these factors.

    A non-dom only pays UK tax on the money they earn in the UK. They do not have to pay tax to the UK government on money made elsewhere in the world (unless they pay that money into a UK bank account).

    For wealthy individuals, this presents the opportunity for significant – and entirely legal – savings, if they choose a lower-tax country as their domicile.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32216346

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  2. tomo says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Buy some cheap oil from India
      …shhh … they buy it from Russia!

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      And yet he’s supporting Labour. A few million from him to Reform could transform the situation. But he obviously prefers to curry favour with the next government, even though he must know they will be the usual socialist disaster.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        He knows where the big gong is ( peerage ) – Starmers new year hons list …

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  3. tomo says:

    A cheap shot but there is more truth in it than the political class would ever acknowledge.

    I’ve a group of Scots pals / acquaintances with not one SNP supporter.

    Dig a moat, watchtowers and dog patrols minefields optional – thanks to New Labour.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – it is a blindness in the msm that it’s always about the 7 million Scot’s – and not the 60 million English (50 million English ) plus 3 million welsh – 2 million or less NI ….

      The SNp can’t even use English – unless as a swear word – like Westminster instead of London ….

      The last time I looked the maths of maintaining the benefits culture of lefty Scotland didn’t work once it stood on its own feet … but I care less – good lucky Hungary ….

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      • tomo says:

        the benefits culture of lefty Scotland indeed…

        Hadrian built the wall for a reason

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  4. tomo says:

    “it’s OK when we do it” USA Democrat version…

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  5. tomo says:

    ye-gods….

    £5 million to explore the cultural appropriation history of Morris Dancers next then.

    Academia is just so fucked….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Glasgow University has introduced the world’s first master’s degree in reparatory justice. The degree has been established in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and comes amid a global campaign for financial reparations stemming from the transatlantic slave trade.9 Oct 2023”

      ..

      Slaves were owned in all Islamic societies, both sedentary and nomadic, ranging from Arabia in the centre to North Africa in the west and to what is now Pakistan and Indonesia in the east. Some Islamic states, such as the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate, and the Sokoto caliphate [Nigeria], must be termed slave societies because slaves there were very important numerically as well as a focus of the polities’ energies.

      Encyclopaedia Britannica – Slavery
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml#:~:text=Islam%20treated%20slaves%20as%20human,freeing%20slaves%20a%20virtuous%20act

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      • G says:

        Blatant conditioning for the next generation of race baiting warriors in a few years time. Defund the University.

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        • Scroblene says:

          I hope they include a chapter on all the fabulous jazz music out of New Orleans then!

          Ooops, it wasn’t by white musicians?

          And why do we still have to endure Tamla Motown stuff? It’s really pretty boring IMHO!

          They could then splurge another £1.5m on why punk music arrived, then ask more stupid questions about Stockhausen!

          Just to let everyone know, I’m waiting for Godot…

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  7. MarkyMark says:

    “I identify as an MP – can I get a massive gold plated pension – thankyou” Comment from order-order.com

    PHILLIPSON REFUSES TO SAY IF LABOUR WILL RETAIN TRANS SCHOOL GUIDANCE

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    • Guest Who says:

      An utterly awful political chancer. And happy to sit with the lunatic Campbell.

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  8. tomo says:

    In the UK, from the mass of political bottom feeders we have… nada.

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  9. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/friends_uob_tc/status/1802288035100299421?s=61
    Talking about importance of arts & culture and much more… @CliveMyrieBBC @BBCRadio4 #DesertIslandDiscs
    bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00…
    Also @CliveMyrieBBC recently named Chancellor @UAL More here… arts.ac.uk/about-ual/pres…

    How many Beeboids been made honorary and/or senior academics based on being… reliably BBC?

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  10. tomo says:

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    A jolly crowd of smartly turned-out pensioners, hipster midlifers in Birkenstocks, bright-eyed Gen Zs and earnest millennials has gathered by an outdoor cafe in a compact north London park. There are dogs, babies in slings and wheelchair users drinking £3 takeaway lattes – a steal here in Newington Green, where Zoopla reckons the average house price is an eye-watering £1.07 million.

    https://archive.ph/CSlIf

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  11. tomo says:

    Seems like a blooming of a lot of this stuff on Twitter

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – nice that the kidults contemplate Farage as PM – let’s hope it keeps them awake at night …. When they are not dreaming of a queer caliphate ….

      Vote Reform – the Party for Grown Ups

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      • Scroblene says:

        Most of them have never lived or would have been at school when a real Prime Minister was in Downing Street!

        Bliar babes, and the results of the failures of the lunatic Brown, both as chancellor and then as one of the worst PMs we’ve ever had to endure, took over most of their generation, and told them that they needed ‘educating’, and that mummy and daddy, or just mummy in parts of Londonistan and several Northern areas, would be able to either pay for it, or get benefits to do so…

        I like your ‘Party for Grown Ups’ Fed – it has a certain ring to it!

        Naturally, Strummer wants to give them the vote as they’re ‘the future’ – well, the next generation under the Mussis’s murderous, filthy laws! Good luck to them!

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Scroblene

          How will the vote play out ?

          Let’s say

          enough blue voters get them to 90 ish seat not including 20 former SNP seats ….

          The reds get their 100 majority

          Yellows get a surprising 50 seats

          Reform get either – none -or 50 – or 100 seats

          Perhaps Reform does well enough to become the loyal opposition ….
          I’m not saying – or wishing – the above will be the way it goes – there’s a bit of me that thinks All those disenchanted British brexiters will move across to Reform and maybe – Reform will get 100 to 150 seats because people can’t believe the promises of the red party or its’ cardboard cutout leader and scum deputy …
          The above is just a Sunday afternoon musing . Certainly the msm will use all the techniques deployed before the brexit referendum –
          But what that vote proved is that is ordinary gut feeling that something is ‘right ‘ then all the BBC propaganda in the world won’t achieve the ‘approved ‘ vote …
          Real life bestist outcome -na hung parliament with a Reform – blue coalition ….. or a red – yellow -green coalition ….
          I prefer a ‘no government’ to a red regime – or if really lucky we ll have a constitutional crisis and November GE after all – …..

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          • Scroblene says:

            Fed, good points!

            When Major got back in after a disastrous period in government and a feeble campaign, the result was actually unbelievable at the time!

            Nobody foretold the result correctly back then, because there are always serious voters who actually don’t let on about what their plans are. The polls are pretty hopeless in that respect, and all their predictions differ wildly, except in the fantasy minds of political ‘strategists’, or spreadsheet cubiclists…

            The odds are shortening on 7+ seats for Reform, so the calculator kids had better get their skates on and work out a few more ratios and medians…

            Actually, I don’t know why the betting ceiling is still 7+ seats, as a good punt could well be in double figures…

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Corbyn the anti semitic Hamas loving MP says NO!

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      If Farage became Prime Minister due to democracy, then MI5 would have to assassinate him in the name of elitism.

      If Kennedy became President due to democracy, then the CIA would have to assassinate him in the name of elitism.

      If Trump became President due to democracy, then the FBI would have to assassinate him in the name of elitism.

      If George Galloway was elected to parliament due to democracy, then MI5 would have to assassinate him in the name of elitism.

      If Andrew Bridgen was elected to parliament due to democracy, then MI5 would have to assassinate him in the name of elitism.

      If Jeremy Corbyn was elected to parliament due to democracy, then MI5 would have to assassinate him in the name of elitism.

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    • digg says:

      And that sums up the left. You don’t need democracy when you own the law and courts.

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  12. tomo says:

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    World at one – naughtie production company on duty – talking about the effect of science on the future ..

    He seems not to realise the UK is bust and that any decent company will get away from the high tax unmotivated self harming Britain ….
    Off switch

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    • G says:

      Whatever the political elite do, (any and all of them), the UK is finished and is in the process of ‘transitioning’ (I do like the current ideology around this word !) to a post Roman Empire decline. It cannot be salvaged or pulled back from the brink. Anyone who thinks otherwise has no concept of the steady march of history and/or the essentials of physics.

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  16. pugnazious says:

    Michael Nazir-Ali, former bishop of Rochester and now a prelate to Pope Francis in the Catholic Church…..

    ‘We must be clear, however, that those coming here are not arriving in a cultural and moral vacuum. They are arriving into communities and in a country with a rich tapestry of common beliefs, values which spring from them, hard-won freedoms, a shared history and collective memory.

    There should be a requirement for those coming here to be aware of these fundamental features of British society, not just when applying for citizenship but on, and even before, arrival. ‘

    That’s the exact opposite of what the BBC preaches…the BBC will tell you that there is no such thing as a ‘British identity’…we have no British culture…or indeed it seems, history…..Britain is a land of migrants with no unique and identifiable character or identity.

    They think this means migrants do not have to ‘fit in’ and can be as British as the next person who was born and bred here with family stretching back generations….thus there will be no more racism, no more telling unwelcome migrants to go back to where they belong and of course with no British culture they can adopt any culutre they like and paradoxically claim everyone else must follow that!

    In simplistic terms the BBC will invite a rugby player to join a football team that has a long history with customs and traditions and rules of the game and then insist that the footballers adapt to the rugby player’s demands and rules. The footballers, should they not comply, will of course be bigoted and stupid for not compromising their rules….but the rugby player will not be similarly condemned for not adapting to the new game or refusing to give up his own identity or rules…he will be a heroic minority standing up against oppression.

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  17. tomo says:

    I remember this

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union Hardcover – Illustrated, 3 Jan. 2017

      “The key, argues Verhofstadt, is to reform the European Union along the lines of America’s federal government: a United States of Europe strong enough to stand with the United States of America in making a better, safer world.A visionary book from one of today’s luminaries of European leadership, Europe’s Last Chance is a clarion call to save the European Union, one of the world’s greatest chances for peace and prosperity.”

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    • tomo says:

      Verhofstadt is a real PoS

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    • pugnazious says:

      Margaret Thatcher — ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.’

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    I see the Russians are attacking the airport it systems again – and no doubt the bloke on standby over the weekend with the key to wind up the clockwork is working from home with his phone switched off out walking the dog …

    Manchester airport … thought and prayers .,,. My plane from Gatwick on Tuesday was cancelled yesterday with no reason given and the BA website busted …. No better way to spend a Saturday morning …

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Does the power cut extend to charging points in the car parks ? We had a recent p/cut in our village and a lot of cars were still on the driveways the next morning.

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    • tomo says:

      Fedup2

      I missed Vlad’s hacking army getting the blame – got an example?

      Is anyone seriously blaming the power outage at Manchester on doze wikkid wushinz?

      IT provision / infrastructure last time I looked was akin to using carrier pigeons

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Tomo I was being a trifle flippant – I don’t think the UK infrastructure needs to be attacked by putin – it does it to itself .

        One might think that the Might of GCHQ and the Data protection registrar might require public bodies such as the NHS to show they can’t be hacked – such as the lab company which has disrupted operations in the last few weeks …

        It’s just poor lazy management – a symptom of the blue / red regime …. Absolute shower – I bet …

        Vote Reform

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        • tomo says:

          agree, we don’t need any assistance from the Kremlin to FUBAR everything.

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  20. pugnazious says:

    Really really desperate from the BBC….

    ‘Reform candidates’ offensive remarks seen by BBC’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/crggy73m2ero

    They’ve been trawling comments from as far back as 2011…they’re really clutching at straws….no coincidence the Times has been chasing down Reform candidates as well but no-one else. Guessing Reform has them all terrified as they look across the Channel and see what could be coming here in the next election if Reform gets itself well established and grounded.

    This shows the level of ‘scandalous comment’ the BBC is claiming to be in someway ‘controversial’ or offensive…

    ‘”Accidently switched on to X-Factory. The only thing worth watching is the black bint…. whoever she is.” ‘

    Sooo…racist Reform candidate praises black women but uses well known, long established slang term for ‘woman’….ie Bint….Arabic for girl…and adopted by British soldiers.

    The BBC used it itself…probably many times but here’s one example….

    ‘I was listening to ‘Look Away Now’ on Radio 4 last night – a moderately funny take-off of a sports programme. The opening joke was about Konnie Huq carrying the Olympic torch, and it ended by calling her a ‘vacuous bint’.’

    The BBC article is sad and pathetic…hardly deserves the name of ‘hatchet job’….more a bit of sloppy mudslinging dressed up as a serious investigative takedown. Laughable if that’s all they’ve got.

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  21. MarkyMark says:

    BBC verified – rather than phone the GP surgery at 8am, walk onto the road and bang a pan! Then kneel and face mecca for added NHS points.

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    Bradford City of future Culture ….

    “THE lynch mob has claimed another victim. This time the brutal incident occurred in Swat’s Madyan area on Thursday when a man accused of desecration was burnt alive. Even the fact that the victim was in police custody did not deter the mob from delivering ‘justice’ themselves.

    Other measures can include lessons on co-existence and tolerance in schools and seminaries, along with disseminating similar messages from the pulpit.

    The chilling alternative to not doing anything — which appears to be the state’s preferred option — is the advent of mob rule.

    As per reports, the unfortunate individual was visiting the area from Punjab, and was accused of committing an act of desecration. While police had hauled him away, announcements were allegedly made from local mosques urging people to storm the police station where he was being held. The ensuing events are the stuff of pure horror, as the mob torched the police station, burning alive the victim in the process upon the law enforcers’ refusal to hand him over.”

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1841148

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    Daniel Hannon – a big pro brexit type – writes in the DT that we will regret destroying the blue party because we will gift the red s a 400 majority …( no so sure ) . Anyway dannial asks what have the blues done to deserve destruction ?

    Even to ask such a question evidences that he has become as detached from real life as the blue regime ….

    So Danny – here’s a little list

    Failing to use the 80 majority we gave you …

    Overwhelming population growth
    Failure to control legal / illegal entry
    Resultant failing public services
    Socialist economic policies
    Borrowing beyond reason
    Uncontrolled public spending
    Permitting the woke agenda
    Failing to advance Brexit and fight the EU
    Green crap leading to dangerous winters
    Overpriced energy caused by green crap planning
    Under resourced military
    Uncontrolled councils closing towns for green crap
    Income tax rises
    Institutional corruption
    Failure to control the BBC
    Allowing institutions to become lefty woke parasites
    2 tier policing

    And on and on …..

    Vote Reform – the party for grown ups …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “We will (Conservatives) reduce net migration from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands. It will not be easy. It will take hard work and a great deal of political courage. But the British people want us to do it and it is the right thing to do. So we will do it.” – Theresa May

      “Immigration: Home Secretary’s speech of 5 November 2010”

      https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/immigration-home-secretarys-speech-of-5-november-2010

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Daniel Hannon seems to forget that they had power, and did nothing with it …

      “By Daniel Wainwright
      BBC News
      Labour’s “red wall” across the Midlands and the north of England – the bedrock of the party’s support for generations – crumbled as the Conservatives claimed key marginal seats.

      Leave-voting former mining towns like Workington, which was seen as representative of the voters parties needed to win over, backed the Tories.”

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50771014

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Yes I’m surprised he being ‘of the Right’ doesn’t recognise that once `borisovich got power his regime was completely transformed into the Labour Party – whether it was because of the enormous power the `state gave itself during the virus ( having frightened us into compliance ) I suppose history will tell …..

        But the level of denial is just – breath taking – for instance Priti Patel and that dolt cleverley are popping up as future leaders of the blue party – don’t they know they are done ?
        Anyone with any connection to that outfit might as well go get non exec £ Board £ jobs with betting companies …

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Amber joined the Board on 10 January 2022 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee.

          https://www.centrica.com/who-we-are/leadership/amber-rudd/

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Can you imagine her ‘dedication ‘ ? A stepping stone to being the CEO of the Post Office …

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            • MarkyMark says:

              Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don’t understand encryption. So what?
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              Techies! Will you please stop patronising and sneering! ;_;
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              Tue 3 Oct 2017 // 09:05 UTC

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Philip Hammond firm that worked for Saudi declares £600,000 dividend
          This article is more than 5 months old
          Matrix Partners, which former chancellor set up after leaving office, makes pre-tax profits of £2.5m since 2020

          https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/dec/28/philip-hammond-firm-that-worked-for-saudi-declares-600000-dividend

          This article is more than 5 months old
          Philip Hammond firm that worked for Saudi declares £600,000 dividend
          This article is more than 5 months old
          Matrix Partners, which former chancellor set up after leaving office, makes pre-tax profits of £2.5m since 2020

          Rob Davies
          Thu 28 Dec 2023 17.27 GMT
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          A company owned by the former chancellor Philip Hammond has declared an increased dividend of £600,000, after working for clients including the government of Saudi Arabia, Companies House filings suggest.

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    • pugnazious says:

      The Tories weren’t pushed…they jumped…to the left.

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  24. MarkyMark says:

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    • wwfc says:

      Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    • pugnazious says:

      I wonder if he gets any coverage on the BBC as he did when he was slagging off Brexit…..Lady Hale was absolutely heroic and loudly celebrated on the BBC for her takedown of Boris, she was even made one of the guest editors on Today…however when she dared to criticise Parliament for surrendering to covid and lockdown…..erm…the lockdown loving BBC didn’t report her words…complete radio silence. Odd huh?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Did Charlie Mullins support Brexit?
        He was a business adviser to David Cameron and George Osborne, and was a vocal critic of Brexit.

        ………………

        Do Brits want to rejoin the EU?
        In general, the poll shows that 72% of Britons want the country to have closer ties with the European Union, including a majority of both Remain and Leave voters. YouGov said the poll had a sample size of 2,138 people.29 Nov 2023

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  26. MarkyMark says:

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    ….
    Royal snub: How Corbyn urged people to watch Russia Today instead of royal wedding
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1212477/royal-news-jeremy-corbyn-monarchy-wedding-prince-andrew-kate-william-russia-today-spt

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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/10/alex-salmond-criticised-over-hosting-talk-show-for-russian-broadcaster

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    12 Germans who got played by Putin
    There’s no shortage of politicians, business leaders and intellectuals who have appeased Moscow over the years. Here are a few of them.
    https://www.politico.eu/article/blame-germany-russia-policy/

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    This was when India stepped up its imports of crude oil from Russia, taking advantage of the hefty discount on offer. In the 2022-23 financial year, India imported Russia’s Ural oil at an average discount of nearly 9 percent a barrel, compared to the price offered by its second largest source, Iraq.23 Feb 2024

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    • tomo says:

      Daily Mail vs. Carter Ruck

      – could be fun

      – I hope that Reach plc and more legacy MSM manage to overstep the mark too, I’m sick of them.

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    Romanian village set to become Nato’s biggest airbase in Europe

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin justified his war in Ukraine on the grounds that Nato is encroaching on Russia’s European flank. In response to his invasion, more pieces have moved forward on the Nato chessboard.

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  28. tomo says:

    oops…

    T’interwebs inconvenient memories….

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  29. atlas_shrugged says:

    Stella Creasy party political office attacked:

    https://news.sky.com/story/stella-creasy-sends-message-to-culprits-who-attacked-her-walthamstow-office-and-circulated-malicious-leaflets-13157525

    Pictures show holes in the glass windows.

    For some reason I get the feeling that the culprits will be found and prosecuted by the wet-police unlike the scumbag that stabbed Hatun at Speakers Corner in broad daylight.

    Two tier policing.

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Poor Honourable Stella – maybe God isn’t too impressed with her enthusiasm with killing babies …

    … new thread time – vote reform

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  31. atlas_shrugged says:

    Mark Steyn outside the Royal Courts on Injustice in fine form:

    Talking about his case against Ofcon

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    • Fedup2 says:

      How will this case pan out ? I guess the judge will dodge the issue on questioning the state’s attitude to the vaccine – and just discuss whether BBCOFCOM had the power to do what it did ….
      But the description of BBCOFCOM as the State Censor is right – and whenever there is discussion about ‘freedom of the media ‘ – there really isn’t any –

      The media self censors to meet the demands of almighty BBCOFCOM …

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