240 Responses to Start the Week

  1. MarkyMark says:


    Parliament’s £13 billion restoration.

    HS2 £150 billion, original budget £36 billion.

    Track and Trace £37 billion – no tracking or tracing where this money went.

    £1.1bn of COVID small business loans identified as fraud

    £4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power”


    • taffman says:

      “£4 billion of unusable PPE bought in first year of pandemic will be burnt “to generate power” and more pollution and Co2.
      Ironic or what ?


  2. pugnazious says:

    The BBC, of course, is part of the cover up for Biden as it tells us the videos were ‘selectively edited’ and ‘all be it edited….’….when they were not….and we have a Democrat telling us unchallenged that the videos were ‘all doctored’…a pure lie….it’s quite clear to anyone watching that Biden is well past his vote for date and will be utterly incapable of being anything other than a nodding dog of a President….if that….and voters really need to know what Plan B is…Kamala Harris? LOL.

    ‘White House slams ‘bad faith’ viral clips of Biden’


    One of the comments on the BBC’s video says…

    ‘Its hilarious watching the BBC run damage limitation for Biden. Imagine what they’d say if Trump was acting like this ‘

    No need to imagine because of course they ran a little anti-Trump campaign constantly suggesting he had mental illnesses of various types….not playing down but playing up Trump’s behaviour.

    ‘Donald Trump ‘is psychologically unbalanced’ – BBC News’


  3. wwfc says:

    An Unspeakable Outrage


    • pugnazious says:

      Angela Merkel did this.


    • MarkyMark says:

      2017 …

      The Trial of Hussein Khavari (murdered Maria Ladenburge) Becomes Even More Sordid {gatesofvienna.net sep2017}

      The accused entered the courtroom with shackles on hands and feet at 9:05am. First he read out loud a letter of apology, and he asked the family of the murdered Maria Ladenburger for forgiveness, Focus reports.

      “I wish I could undo everything. What I have done, I am deeply sad about that from the bottom of my heart.” (Hussein K.)

      Then he went on to recount the events of the night of the murder:

      He had been drinking with three friends and he had smoked hashish. Because he was extremely drunk, he was thrown out of the bar. At some time after that, he was on his way home. At the [river] Dreisam, the girl on her bicycle approached him.

      He kicked against the bicycle, which caused the girl to fall off. She screamed. He held her mouth shut. Then he strangled her with her shawl until she was unconscious.

      “When I saw how pretty she was, I wanted to have sex with her.” (Hussein K.)

      Apparently he thought that he had already strangled her to death. The judge questioned him concerning “sex with a dead girl,” and the offender said:

      “It didn’t bother me to have sex with a dead girl.” (Hussein K.)



  4. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    GB News seems to be going increasingly more to the left.

    The likes of Camilla Tominey and Christopher Hope(less) were very aggressive to Ben Habib and Nigel Farage.

    Is it fear of Ofcom or what.

    There’s still some good ones such as Michelle Dewberry but the left appears to be slowly taking over bit by bit.


  5. BRISSLES says:

    Is it me, but does the live output look as though its a “film”, particularly in the Westminster studio at the weekend. Not as sharp as normal.


  6. Fedup2 says:

    For those interested – the Biden (Obama ) v Trump election thing is about 0200 Friday London time – it seems the CNN ‘moderators ‘ have previous for being seriously anti trump – so the fix is in … if Biden doesn’t Chuck a sickie that it …


  7. taffman says:

    Has the BBC and rest of the ‘meeja’ stopped reporting the invasion of the illegals on our coast?
    Perhaps they are under orders to do so ?


  8. taffman says:

    “UK sees hottest day of year so far as heat health alerts in place for millions”
    Fear, fear and more fear!
    Every year has its “hottest day so far”.
    In fact , here in taffland, not so . Cloud cover with lower temperatures .


    • Guest Who says:

      This is not credible.

      There have been warm days, but not many.

      It is now the last of ‘flaming June’.

      Whilst the garden has benefited from a balance or rain and shine not once have I needed to resort to the bowsers.

      And the flies are mercifully few and far.


  9. Fedup2 says:

    Unverified report that Farage has turned up in Devon tonight with only 24 hours notice of a speech – report says 1500 turned up – they had to shut the gates because it was at capacity – obviously anything on social media needs to be treated with caution ….

    Vote Reform …

    Actually it’s at a place called Trago …Katie Hopkins was there showing the size of the crowd ….


    • Doobster78 says:

      Watched it live on Facebook. Crowd was amazing .

      Only had 24 hrs to sort event as well .

      Unreal turnout again for Nigel


  10. Doobster78 says:

    So BBC man David Tennant was speaking somewhere and said that it would be “great to wake up in a world where Kemi Badenoch doesn’t exist”

    Now , imagine for one minute if that was a White man on the Right side of the Political Spectrum and he said that about , let’s say Diane Abbott , there would be hell to pay , he would be called a Racist and the BBC would hound him till he was cancelled. That’s a fact

    However, it’s a White leftie saying it about a Black Conservative so nothing to see here and he will be cheered on by the Lefty luvvies who if the boot was on the other foot would be incandescent with outrage

    It’s the hypocrisy of the left that boils my blood


  11. pugnazious says:

    The Establishment is pulling out all the stops…even Boris’ bint has joined the anti-Farage charge….she did one hit piece, got torn a new one and then had an absolute meltdown in the Telegraph frothing at the mouth and wild-eyed towards people who dared criticise her hit-job…whilst claiming they were the ones incapable of adult debate….unlike her…..abridged…very grown-up and statesman-like….

    ‘For intolerant Farage supporters, grown-up debate has clearly become a farce’
    ‘Much heartened by the onslaught of criticism I’ve been receiving from Telegraph readers, I am returning to the subject of one of Clacton’s parliamentary candidates. Two weeks ago I got myself into a vat of boiling oil for saying we should turn our heads to the wall from Mr Farage’s sort of bitter and divisive populism. My column was greeted with such outrage and affront that I knew I was onto something.

    A good test of a politician is whether they bring out the best in people. Mr Farage brings out the worst. Perhaps this is because much of his creed plays on fear. As Shakespeare said, “of all base passions, fear is most accursed”. As my recent experiences indicate, many of his supporters run scared of free speech.

    Attacking him has become as perilous as the asp at Cleopatra’s breast. In the Faragists’ desert of intolerance, grown-up debate has become a farce.

    Mr Farage himself has the persuasive skills of an Odysseus reborn. It is a pity then that many of his supporters would disgrace a race of alley cats.

    Faragism is immovably grounded on humanity’s baser instincts.

    Mr Farage over-promises and has shown himself to be a man with a weakness for control. He would earn my respect far more if he would deter his herd from disposing with our great tradition of civil discourse.’


    Lol….so very BBC….I was told I was wrong so many times that I knew I was right…

    ‘ My column was greeted with such outrage and affront that I knew I was onto something. ‘


  12. pugnazious says:

    Imagine turning the radio on and it’s that mad cat-woman Carol Vorderman on her own show on LBC screeching at you…..off button in double quick time…..

    ‘Carol Vorderman sparked outrage yesterday after comparing Jay Slater’s disappearance in Tenerife to the time she ‘went missing’.

    The maths whizz, 63, recounted on her LBC show about the time she ran away when Countdown host Richard Whiteley died in 2005, aged 61, as she was racked with grief.’

    Never listen to LBC now as it’s too much like Russian Roulette…only with 5 bullets and one blank…almost guaranteed to switch on to a knob like O’Brien or Lammy…or Vorderman….just don’t want to smash the radio.

    Mostly listen to Times Radio…still lefty leaning and Labour supporting [with or without the guiding hand of Murdoch from above] but much easier listening and more amusing than the self-important Today which is so far up its own backside it can see Starmer’s feet…..Today ‘interviews’ by Robinson or Husain in particular are almost impossible to listen to if you’re expecting a rational, balanced and informative examination of issues.


  13. BRISSLES says:

    I wonder how many photos will Vorderman try to get her ‘assets’ up close and personal with Starmer when he gets into power.


  14. tomo says:


    • JohnC says:

      lol, he must be new to the EU.

      He could just have just searched for ‘Qatargate’ to see how it works.
      From what I can tell from the unusually convoluted wiki page about, all of them are released from prison.

      This is why the EU fund all the major news providers : they know when to keep their mouths shut and when to start shouting.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Justice is closing in.” HA HA HA HA HA!

      . . . .
      Christine Lagarde avoids jail, keeps job after guilty verdict in negligence trial
      This article is more than 7 years old
      Judges opt not to give any punishment to head of International Monetary Fund, who was given support of IMF board after the verdict


  15. JohnC says:

    Russia pins Dagestan attack on Ukraine, ignoring religious tensions

    Another disgusting article by the BBC. They readily call the murderer of Jo Cox a terrorist even though he was a single person with mental issues who was not acting as part of any bigger group yet they refuse to use the word for these very clear multiple terrorist attacks by ISIS in Russia.

    They even try to excuse Islamic hate being the reason !. Here’s what the BBC write:
    ‘The chronic economic and social problems of the region – high unemployment and rampant corruption – were feeding extremism. Radical ideas thrive in such a soil.’

    They are actually implying it’s Russias own fault !!!.

    What they fail top mention of course is that the terrorists doing these attacks actually come from outside the region. So that appalling statement is a complete lie for the agenda.

    The whole point of this shameful BBC article is to discredit Russia for saying Ukraine and the West might be involved in helping arrange these attacks. And as usual they find one person who nobody ever heard of and try to present his opinion as general Russian opinion.

    Never mind Ukraine and the West, the BBC are now one of the biggest promoters of global terrorism because they will not condemn what they do. They hide the truly barbaric nature of the murder they commit and try to justify why they do it. They present them as ‘freedom fighters’ which will only encourage others to do the same.

    Hamas is an excellent example. They can do whatever war-crimes and murder they like and the BBC will just hide the details using lies-by-omission and infer the Israelies are to blame.

    Someone has to stop these far-Left activists. The end-result of their ideology is always the same : innocent people get murdered because the Left think it will lead to a better world. And it never does.


    • kingkp says:

      The death of Cox was very suspicious for obvious reasons. What happened to Tommy Mair? This was the most spectacular murder of an MP in English history and should have been the UK equivalent of the OJ Simpson trial. After all, why wouldn’t they make the most out of the killing when Mair was supposedly one of those evil ‘right-wing extremists’? Did you ever hear of his trial? No, you didn’t because it was barely reported on. How strange is that? No one knows where he is and trying to find out whether he is alive or not is not easy to discover. However, its timing was highly propitious for the pro-EU tyrants.
      “He’s understood to be locked up in County Durham, where he has a single cell in the high-security jail.”
      Do you think Mair was a ‘terrorist’? Just like Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan et al. he was an ‘extremist loner’. How convenient.


      • Nibor says:

        No one explained how or where Or from who he got the gun from .


      • JohnC says:

        It was the ultimate material for Remain propaganda which happened at exactly the right time. Suddenly they had a right-wing terrorist murderer to parade in front of everyone just before the referendum vote.

        At the time, I didn’t think for one minute that the ‘establishment’ would go so far as to somehow enable something like that to happen – but from what I’ve seen since then with the complete lies about Ukraine and Gaza which are leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, I now absolutely do.

        And I can 100% believe the MSM would go along with it because I’ve recently discovered how the government have the means to MAKE them go along with it through OFCOM. Hence why nobody asked any questions.

        Tommy Mair has now become the single ‘go to’ reference for right-wing terrorism for the BBC and Guardian. How extremely convenient when they are constantly trying to cover up Muslim terrorism. It stinks to high heaven.


  16. tomo says:


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  18. Nibor says:

    Now , the attack won’t just be on Nigel Farage .

    Unlike the other parties, the attack will be on the supporters and voters of Reform .
    According to the BBC et al , Reform and Nigel Farage will bring out the basest of emotions. Fear , prejudice and ignorance will be the reasons to vote Reform and a “ populist “ solution will be inadequate to the “ complexities “ of a modern world . A typical Reform voter will be of a lower IQ and status of any other voter , with lower education attainments and travelled less .
    As the polling day gets nearer the attacks get more desperate .The typical Reform voter will be callous , responsible for violence against a minority and then some weird “ discoveries “ will be found about them , like they don’t wash as often or more likely to eat processed foreign food r have uglier facial features than other voters .
    If Reforms are second place to Labour three days before the election then it will be found that there is a small cabal of Reform leaders bankrolling the party duping the rest , and these shadowy figures ( who the BBC know all about ) will gain millions at the expense of the lumpen proletariat Reform voter .
    If Reform is at the head of the polls just before Election Day the BBC has learned that the army and police leave is cancelled , civil war is expected and the King is moved to a safe place .
    If Reform are ahead on the day of the election the BBC is required by law not to comment on political matters except three Reform candidates have been questioned by police about putting a live baby into an oven .


    • Scroblene says:

      Brilliant, Nibor!

      My knuckles are already bleeding profusely from being dragged across a hundred yards of broken glass, in the dark, stark rollock naked, just to post my vote for the Tunbridge Wells Reform candidate, John Gager!

      We have to vote Reform to keep the Lib Dems out!


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Reform needs to ask Sir Keir how many children he has.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Nibor, I have a hunch, that is all, that the Canterbury Uni students are going to desert Labour and Rosie Duffield and vote for the Reform candidate. It is all swings and roundabouts for the dominant mood in the electoral system. Have experienced this first hand. At Secondary School I had a classmate who was in the Young Conservatives. He was the only one who was Conservative that I was aware of. I wasn’t very political back then but circumstances since ……

      We had a Labour Government. We had teachers who were probably left leaning but who knows? One of them took us sixth formers for Social Studies and he was really good taking us behind ‘The Troubles’ that had sadly already started in NI and behind the unemployment figures which were about 500,000. I’m guessing that this teacher was more Conservative leaning. The Wilson Government was struggling with devaluation, rising unemployment, low productivity, too many imports (sound familiar?) and devalued the £ against the $ in response. My school was a Grammar School and the Socialist Government had unwisely brought the Grammar School/Secondary Modern/Technical School system to an end with ‘Comprehensive’ educayshion! My A-level Physics teacher was dead against this and I remember him repeating warnings that no good will come of it!

      Anyway, the 1970 Election was a key moment. Harold Wilson had unwisely decided to lower the voting age to 18 (sound familiar?) and needless to say us young ‘uns voted Conservative in enough numbers to change the Government from Labour to Conservative. Out of the Wilson/Jenkins frying pan into the EEC fire with Ted Heath! Oh woe!

      Anyway the point I am trying to make is that the youngsters voting for the first time and maybe also a second or third time may just have picked up on the general vibe sweeping across western Europe and the UK to vote toward the right. I dont think – could be wrong, very wrong – that the Conservatives will do as badly as the Pollsters indicate but I suspect Reform will do a lot better than expected.

      In Canterbury, Rosie Duffield may lose her seat to the Reform candidate.


  19. Nibor says:

    But the biggest problem about Reform doing well or even winni ng will be what the international community think about us .
    The BBC will tell us that 66 billion Euros of trade will be immediately cancelled, Richard Branson alone stopping an investment in the constituency that had the biggest Reform vote . Ursula Von Leyden will make a speech in the EU about how unimportant Britain is , except that the EU must come closer together to make laws banning right wingers .
    The BBC has learned that our tourist industry will be wiped out by no foreigners wanting to come here because they are afraid we will be like Pinochet’s Chile ( although they will laugh that more dinghy channel crossings will happen so what’s the point in voting Reform) .
    It will be noted that at a really really important international meeting ( IMO Seabed conference about Pacific lagoons) the British representative was shunned by the President of the Maldives.
    And gosh the BBC will be mortified to discover that on foreign television Britain and the British- especially the English- are sometimes portrayed in a funny way . Not as world leaders .
    A leading Indian neurologist was planning to come to London but won’t now .
    Apparently Taylor Swift has no more plans to do concerts in the UK even after her successful tour eight months ago . The Beatles and The Who find it hard to do a gig in Hamburg.
    Putin felt so emboldened by our snub on the world stage he invaded China .


    • Scroblene says:

      Even better, Nibor!

      I’d laugh even louder if it all wasn’t so true!


    • Up2snuff says:

      Nibor, “The Beatles and The Who find it hard to do a gig in Hamburg.”

      Really? Who resurrected the Beatles? The Who are still going despite a decline in their numbers, Moon long dead and Thunderfingers Entwistle more recently deceased. Paul McCartney has had a tax demand or something like that so will be appearing at the O2 this year, I am informed by the BBC.


  20. JohnC says:

    PM ‘not aware’ of other Tory candidates linked to betting inquiry

    Just look at how desperate the BBC are to keep this story current.

    This trick of a new front-page article every day managed to oust a conservative PM who won an election by a landslide. Now they use it regularly – but only on right-wing politicians. Aided and abetted by globalist civil servants who feed the dirt to them.

    I would class this as treason by the BBC because of the number of elected MP’s and ministers they have effectively assasinated and removed from politics.

    It’s a sign of how corrupt our society has become that nobody has questioned this. Maybe some have – but we will never be told.

    ‘Cancelling’ people is the ultimate suppression of the opinions of people you don’t like. AKA fascism. And it’s always the Left doing it. The Nazis are back.


  21. atlas_shrugged says:

    In some of the best news in ages Assange has been freed and has boarded a plane out of this country:


    In this age of deceit from our leaders and media Assange was like a breath of fresh air. The released video of the apache helicopter pilot murdering the unarmed journalists in Iraq was for me exactly what media should be doing.

    I cannot convey how disgusted I am with how cruel and corrupt the UK legal system is.

    Avoid having sex with wimmin in Sweden, but if you want to throw the odd hand-grenade out there than that is OK as long as your name is not Olaf, or Sven, or Christian.

    Good luck to him in the US District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.


    • MarkyMark says:

      WikiLeaks video ‘shows US attack’


      • JohnC says:

        Since then we have of course learned from Gaza that Al Jazeera ‘journalists’ can also be Muslim terrorists as well.

        Like the UN, they are quite happy to employ such people.


  22. JohnC says:

    Age anxiety hangs over first Biden-Trump debate

    Another BBC special preparing us for the ‘debate’ trying desperately to convince us there is nothing wrong with Biden after recent events showing him totally lost and bewildered.

    They try to counter agrue against every accusation.

    ‘A March New York Times/Siena College poll suggested 73% of registered voters believed Mr Biden was “just too old to be an effective president”. Voters of all age groups expressed these concerns about the president’s fitness for office’

    ‘Just 42% of registered voters said the same about Trump, despite a mere three-and-a-half-year age gap.’

    Firstly the word ‘mere’ is an entirely unprofessional attempt to make some kind of equivalence between the two by age. It’s nonsense : it’s nothing whatsoever to do with age, it’s all about Biden going senile – but the BBC avoid that completely. Trump can stand up and make a coherent speech off the cuff. Biden can’t even read an autocue without slurring and losing track.

    It’s relentless:
    ‘The report did not recommend prosecuting him, but Mr Hur’s description of the president as an an “elderly man with a poor memory” made headlines.’
    ‘But when Mr Biden gave his annual State of the Union address a few weeks later, pundits gave him high marks for an energetically delivered speech.’
    What pundits BBC ?. The ‘unbiased’ MSM like you ?.

    ‘Trump has separately spread unsubstantiated claims that the president will take performance-enhancing drugs to put in a good performance, which the Biden campaign has described as “desperate lies”.’
    Why are they not offering to take a drugs test then BBC ?. I am 100% certain CNN won’t even ask and you know it. Which is why they got the job in the first place.

    Then we get:
    ‘More recently, Republicans and rightwing media have intensified attacks on Mr Biden’s mental competence, circulating a flurry of edited video clips ‘
    ‘flurry of edited video clips’ is a link to a BBC article so I went there to check these video clips. The article is actually called ‘White House slams ‘bad faith’ viral clips of Biden’ and doesn’t show any of them.

    Another appalling article by the BBC with a very clear agenda to discredit the claims that Biden is senile. They use comments from 4 people through the article and all 4 are Democrats saying supportive and positive things about Joe. And the whole article only ever talks about age, not mental health.

    We get a vague:
    ‘They’ve posted clips of Trump appearing to walk off stage before he is supposed to and being redirected by others’
    That is very careful BBC wording : all they say is that the Democrats posted clips. Which they did. The inference is that they are valid examples of Trump decline. So I searched and the first I found was:
    ‘Fact Check: Image of Trump apparently being helped off-stage is misleading’ from Reuters.
    It wasn’t ‘misleading’ Reuters, it was False. He was shaking his son’s hand as he walked past. Another was where he walked off stage for a simple misunderstanding. Hence the BBC weasel words to cover up promoting fake news.

    The most amusing part from this BBC hack is :
    ‘He claimed, incorrectly, that Ms Haley had been “in charge of security” at the time of the 6 January attack on Congress.’
    Is that the best you’ve got against Trump BBC ?.

    Then later in the article they quote Trump as saying: ‘“If I say one word slightly out, they say, ‘He’s cognitively impaired,’” Trump told supporters.’

    That would be YOU then Kayla Epstein.

    One of the BBC’s crack team who have been covering his court cases. The other being that woman who was on anti-depressants at 17.

    What a joke the BBC have become. I can’t wait until we are rid of this ridiculous organisation.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Good morning JohnC

      I remember the scene with Biden sometime ago trying to climb the stairs to get into AirForce One, falling, tries again, falls

      So many incidents since then


    • Fedup2 says:

      Funny isn’t it ?once the lie that Biden was elected fairly goes into the msm narrative the msm is compelled to add to the lie – leading to a ridiculous situation where an obviously ‘mentally challenged ‘ old man cannot be described as such because it might lead back to the stolen election …..


      • MarkyMark says:

        Last night Joe Biden stayed in a Cleveland hotel – his first sleepover in over six months, since March, when he took to his basement in Delaware. The great thing about the Biden campaign is that it doesn’t require Biden to campaign. Here’s yours truly two days ago on the fake-speech format of his ad blitz:

        If you’re just the casual semi-engaged “low-information voter” (as Rush used to say), your impression is of Joe giving speeches, tirelessly, night after night, in between Jeopardy and Ellen and Entertainment Tonight. You could CGI in the rear end of Harry Truman’s railroad car with distant glimpses behind of palm trees or snow-capped mountains and make Biden’s 24/7 whistlestop barnstorming a little more produced …but that might attract a little too much scrutiny.



  23. andyjsnape says:

    Of all thats going on in Ukraine, the bbc comes up with:-

    LGBT troops on Ukraine’s front line fight homophobia at home

    Honestly, defund please for anyone that pays for this rubbish


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Notice that in the picture of Kiev’s Pride parade, the marcher is holding a placard written in English. Because, after all, Ukrainians speak English rather than, say, Ukrainian and Russian and this charade is not for the benefit of the locals. Whilst the marcher in front carries an EU flag, just in case there’s any further doubt about who is paying for this nonsense.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “LGBT soldiers and activists are now coming to terms with the possibility the war might not provide the window for change they had hoped for.”

      WAR IS GOOD?



    • JohnC says:

      I keep wondering where all those women soldiers we saw before it started went. The ones with brand-new uniforms which still had the creases in them and their own unique way of holding a rifle.

      I’ve watched many videos of the fighting and never seen a single one.

      Surely the BBC weren’t lying to me again and it was all just faked for the agenda ?.


  24. MarkyMark says:


    “The announcement came after the US last month raised its tariff on Chinese electric cars from 25% to 100%.”


  25. Fedup2 says:

    Not about bias – but in the Post Oofice inquiry the software engineer ‘expert witness’ is to give evidence for the next 4 days ….
    But will he answer – he faces potential perjury charges – perverting to the course – conspiracy …. So I reckon he might have to stay silent on legal advice .

    It seems he is going to criticise the ‘system ‘ because he didn’t know how to behave as an expert witness – how he will get round the lies the court used to convict innocent sub post masters isn’t going to be so easy ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      If he wears a Hijab he can say it’s Islamophobic to ask questions


  26. MarkyMark says:

    “According to a report by the group, external, hundreds of villages in Xinjiang with names related to the religion, history or culture of Uyghurs were replaced between 2009 and 2023.

    Words such as “sultan” and “shrine” are disappearing from place names – to be replaced with terms such as “harmony” and “happiness”, according to the research, which is based on China’s own published data.

    China’s embassy in London denied the allegations.”


    The devoutly Christian Isle of Lewis is getting its first mosque | ITV News


  27. MarkyMark says:

    “China space probe returns with rare Moon rocks”


    China Is Developing and Developed at the Same Time
    The world’s second-largest economy has a historically unique economic status.
    By Philippe Benoit, an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.


  28. G says:

    Have I woken up on Tuesday 4th July having lost a week overnight?

    Is it that traditional period before an election when the BBC swerve around any mention of the election and any politics involved? No.
    Well, why then, during my listening to Toady between 0725 and 0810 do I not hear any mention or reference to the evil “Farage” and on a secondary position, the damage he is doing to the BBC’s World and ‘comfortable’ UK Politics? Nothing, Zilch, Nada, Maffi.

    Perhaps we should give the news editors with the BBC far more credit than we do. Have they learnt about the, ‘Trump’ bounce up whenever the US Press and the DemoCommies decry or condemn him? Seems to be now working for Farage who bounces back every ‘Hit’ every time with increased support…………….

    I was particularly struck by the Weather Forecast just before 0800 viz: It will be comfortably warm for the country in general apart from being, “cooler” in N.Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland where both could expect showers. “Cooler”? The Met Office Physics has apparently changed. The principles we all understood as children, such as clouds obscure the Sun and also rain having a cooling effect upon temperature’s, much less the cooling taking place on evaporation. All changed since the “Warmest May on Record”. You remember May? it never stopped raining and there sure wasn’t any Sun.

    You lie constantly Met Office and, like others’ lying, you will not survive the ridicule now piling on…………….


  29. AsISeeIt says:

    Guardianomics… diagnoses the symptoms, if not the disease…

    Low wage growth ‘has pushed 900,000 children into poverty’ (Guardian) – but wait, just as your physician used to prescribe leeches for just about every ailment and blame ‘bad humours’ for your sickness, so the Gruan implies a cause for our Great British malady: The crisis of poverty that has taken root in the UK over the past 14 years has been laid bare in two new reports (Guardian) – 14 years? Ho-hum. But gosh, a first and a second opinion, you don’t often get that under our NHS, doctor you’re really spoiling us…

    Research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC)… The Institute for Fiscal Studies thinktank … (Guardian) – but the IFS is right-leaning, you say – The IFS is regularly called a “watchdog” for politicians’ policy proposals. But it would be more accurate to describe it as an expert in the bean-counter approach to policy assessment… By ignoring social, political and macroeconomic effects, IFS studies do not tell us whether a policy is a good idea, only whether “the numbers add up” (We need to talk about the Institute for Fiscal Studies, John Weeks, Open Democracy, 2019)

    I say call for a third opinion

    Fears over ‘Jew-hatred’ at BMA conference (Telegraph) – we used to admire a good jewish doctor: there was Dr Legg off EastEnders: Backstory… His Jewish family had moved out of the East End when Oswald Mosley began his fascist marches in the 1930s. (thank you Wiki) – rumour has it that Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Dr’ Spock off Star Trek was actually jewish because that vulcan salute of his was copied from a secret sign he had noticed as a boy being made by the chaps at his father’s synagogue.

    Doctor Who? Doctor Jew The iconic sci-fi hero is the greatest Jewish character in the history of television… He was created by Sydney Newman, who was born in Toronto to Russian Jewish immigrants who struggled to get by, running a small shoe shop… His hero is wildly intelligent, intergalactically cosmopolitan, with a biting sense of humor and a commitment to quite literally repairing the world. He is constantly wandering, never at home (Liel Leibovitz, Tablet) – But our BBC just made him black. OK, now we’re getting into the realms of fan finction – more of that later

    Potential critics of Mr AsI’s contention that the Guardian is the fan favourite title of the gynaeceum that is BBC News staff for their top spot in their online press line-ups, may point to the fact that the low-circulation Gruan comes in a disappointing fourth place in said frontpage parade this morning.

    Pride of place this morning going instead to such popular organs as the giveaway Metro the Labour-supporting Mirror and the ever-excitable Daily Mail

    Well, let me tell you, the big story that big three want to tell us all about today is a safe media-class-hyped crime tale featuring as baddie some fat white loser as patsy

    ‘Dungeon plot to kidnap TV’s Holly’ (Metro)

    Accused planned to knockout star with chloroform in night raid, jury hears (allegedly) (Mirror) – scare quotes please.

    ‘Obsessed Holly fan planned rape and murder’ (Mail)

    Security guard Gavin Plumb… hatched a detailed plan… (Metro); Prosecutor Alison Morgan KC said he displayed a “dark depravity” and would have carried it out (Mirror) – that’s as maybe. In any case, that’ll teach him not to write out his porno-themed fan fiction where somewhere it can be seized and presented in evidence against him.

    Guard’s ‘graphic plan’ to kidnap Willoughby (Telegraph) – graphic – as in graphic novel? But I’m not here to present the case for his defence. Just to throw a bit of satire at the mainstream regime and see what sticks.

    Gavin Plumb – that’s the name of a master criminal if ever I heard one. What was the name of The Joker in Batman? Ironically enough our Gavin Plumb is pictured wearing a Batman logo graphic t-shirt on the Daily Star frontpage.

    Rupert Pupkin, anyone? Robert De Niro in the movie King of Comedy? – there’s one for the teenagers

    Time for a couple of calm down dears

    Forgive me, God… Chloe Bailey on her religion – and making The Exorcism with Russell Crowe (‘i’)

    I had IVF with a donor egg (the formerly serious Times newspaper)

    There was a time when Britain went to work on an egg

    Mr AsI contends Lockdowns demoralised the British workforce

    Inside the battle to WFH… How employees are losing flexible working…Hoping to work from home forever? You might be disappointed: firms are pulling out the stops to get staff back into the office four or even five days a week (‘i’) – 4 or even 5 days a week…?! I thought slavery had been abolished.

    How’s that Net Zero workin’ out fo’ yer?

    Battery blaze… Fire kills 22 in South Korea… deadly fire at lithium battery factory (FT)


    There was a time when the silver fox Aussie cyber geek was a hero of the left for his bringing to light those Iraq war US war crimes leaks – given our present Ukraine proxy war, now, not so much…

    Our BBC throws some shade on the issue in this anonymous editorial

    Julian Assange: Campaigner or attention seeker?

    The midly conservative and habitually rather over-serious Telegraph (barring out mate Matt’s cartoons of course) takes a leaf out of the tabloid jokey blokey Daily Star’s playbook this morning: Judith Woods Britain’s seagull proble is out of control – calm down dear – I blame the Tories or climate change or some such.

    Circle the wagons, call the cavalry, give us some covering fire – choose your cliché: Charles Moore Farage’s views on Putin aren’t just wrong, they’re weird (Telegraph)


  30. JohnC says:

    Just checked the BBC’s ‘election’ page and to my absolute amazement, of seven seperate articles, FOUR are about Bettygate.

    In the bigger scheme of things, Bettygate is as utterly insignificant as a picture of Boris being stood within 5 meters of an open wine bottle. The BBC are doing exactly what they did then. They have made this the most important issue in the country today. And just like then, far from being called the BBC out for it – the rest of the MSM are joining in for the kicking.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I’ll just look on the bright side and remember that Sunak and Cameron will soon be gone and I can expect a proper right-wing Tory party to rise from the ashes who will win by a landslide next time.


  31. Fedup2 says:

    Hello Rufus -all okay ?


    • Rufus McDufus says:

      Yep, I think so. I just updated the site so it would have been unavailable for 30 seconds or so. I also added an additional layer of security on new user registration.
      Hope you’re not seeing any problems?


  32. Fedup2 says:

    Rufus Thanks for the work . I think I’d better not saying thing about ‘problems ‘ in case I cause one ! Cheers


  33. tomo says:

    I see helicopter pilots are starting to try out the Glastonbury Festival helipads…

    I hope the usual loonies have stocked up on paint – a bit of green on green action would be fun.


    • MarkyMark says:

      CORYBN – “Look at the walls around Glastonbury! We say no to donald trump’s wall” HA HA HA HA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGFi8balOM


      • BRISSLES says:

        Didn’t this luvvie fest only happen every 2 or 3 years ? Now, like BGT, we have to suffer the reporting of this every bloody year !


        • MarkyMark says:

          “How CAN the BBC afford to send more than 500 staff to Glastonbury when times are so tight? As far as BBC bosses are concerned, this year’s Glastonbury festival coverage is all set to be a huge success for the corporation.23 Jun 2023”


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Presumably the attendees will hold a minutes silence to commemorate the 364 festival goers who were murdered at the Supernova Sukkot Gathering in Israel on October 7th?

      No, thought not.


  34. JohnC says:

    Government destroys £1.4bn of PPE from one Covid deal

    The Democrats launch legal proceeding against Trump years after the event and just before an election. As clear an attempt to interfere with the election as you will ever see. And the MSM keep quiet.

    Seems like the BBC thought was a lovely dirty trick and so are having a go themselves.

    Is there any reason this story has suddenly broke less than 2 weeks before an election ?. I will bet my hat that the BBC have prepared this story long ago and have been holding it ready for the election.

    I wonder if OFCOM will be asking the BBC why something which happened 4 years ago has suddenly become headline news at such a critical time. And if they don’t get a good answer, will they charge whoever is in charge with abuse of power and election interference ?.

    Of course they won’t. The BBC would investigate it themselves and say it was a legitimate news story.

    The whole leftist MSM has gone mad sticking the boot into Sunak now. But I have to admit he brought it on himself. This could be an extraordinary election result …


  35. tomo says:

    gawd … the thicko opines …


  36. Sluff says:

    It’s Tuesday.
    We have finally some sunny Summer weather.
    The football is on
    There is a general election coming up.
    Gaza is still licking off, and increasingly Lebanon.

    So I wonder what news headline the BBC editors can come up with?
    Here is the answer.

    ‘LGBT troops on Ukraine’s front line fight homophobia at home’

    Another for the ‘you can’t make it up’ file.


  37. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Nicked from The Bruges Group:



  38. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC -but have the blue party thrown in the towel as far as campaigning is concerned ?

    Instead there seem to be ‘big beasts ‘ on manoeuvres for the leadership of what is left of the blue regime – for instance a no hoper called Penelope mordent is going on about a ‘smaller state ‘ when she has been a member of a regime which has pumped up the state under a conservative badge . The cheek of it –
    Then the dolt cleverly going on about something or other. I see the headline but why bother reading it ? It will be lies .

    Today Farage has gone from the big turn out rally in Devon yesterday evening to a boat in the channel showing the invaders being aided and abetted by the criminal RNLI and Border nonsense ……
    I’m sure msm coverage will be minimal …


    • tomo says:

      Penelope’s Bill Gates fan-dom is about as big a red flag as it’s possible to imagine.

      She’s either flat out stupid or a bad actor – not much of a choice, she could be both.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Her face – if she loses her seat – will be worth staying up til4am to see …. Her Portilo Ed balls moment …


  39. andyjsnape says:

    King, Queen and Prince William greet Japanese Emperor

    Maybe they could watch the bbc series Tenko while they are here


  40. BRISSLES says:

    True, but I’ve also visited the museum at the peace Garden in Hiroshema.


  41. tomo says:


  42. G says:

    Wales BBC news:

    “Some areas need more immigration, says Plaid leader”


    Question to the Plaid leader –

    Would that be the sort who, having set up camp in Wales, then declare Wales to be intolerant and racist? Why, because they have Welsh names for everything and the imports are intolerant and anxious to bestow their ‘fitting-in’ to the progressiveness of Plaid and seek name changes. Preferably a mixture of African and Arabic names replacing Welsh street names to start……… ‘

    An’ if we don’t get what we want, we will riot’.

    Hail the mighty Plaid !!


    • Monty says:

      They can take some out of Swansea, we are getting to be the minority.
      And I reckon we are the barber capital of Wales


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        They used to say you are never more than six feet from a rat. Now it’s a Turkish barber shop.


        • Lucy Pevensey says:


          My dad’s (RIP) village in the Southeast of Ireland now has a Turkish barber. It’s weird beyond measure for such a small town. It’s quite rural and not at all affluent. It was always my impression that it was 100% ethnically Irish. I can’t imagine the Turkish barber having much local patronage unless there has been a recent diversity-makeover.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Serious questions need to be asked – for instance – if hair growing more and faster since covid ? Are men taking more care of their appearance ? Is it a queer thing ?

            Or are these places used to launder drugs Money being made by those ‘just eat drug delivery boys ….?


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Been away from X for a while – I only ever read it – but I’m struck by the hatred that Brillo – Andy Neil is pouring on Nigel Farage by the day – presumably Brillo is owned by Murdock and the fall out from his failure at GBnews is a motivation .

    But boy is that man bitter as well as out of touch …..

    Vote Reform ….

    BTW – isn’t X just awful ?


    • tomo says:

      X is what it is…. wander outside your lane and all humanity’s foibles and everything… nice and nasty is out there…

      It’s a mirror?

      Neil should run for office – I’m fed up with his *very* selective carping


  44. tomo says:



    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      My mind is blown.


    • Guest Who says:

      Shannon needs to be poached by Justin.

      Speaking of which, today has indeed been lovely. I have enjoyed every minute, taking care to spend most of the time in the shade.

      At no point did I feel it wise to get very up close and personal in a massive throng of humanity around a dark rock in a dusty arena with no cover.


  45. Terminal Moraine says:

    In-depth analysis by ex-Newsnight editor —

    Sees nice countryside; suggests filling it with new builds.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Maybe Leicester East is the model demographic to aim for:



    • Nibor says:

      \\\\\\\fair enough .
      \\\\\Swap land for food for land for immigrants .


    • MarkyMark says:

      HA HA HA HA HA!

      “Presenter Chris Packham – along with a wildlife charity – have slammed plans to build nearly 1,000 houses on the Danes Moss area in Macclesfield. An online petition has now amassed 15,000 signatures in a bid to stop the development, and has been backed by Packham in a Facebook video.21 Jun 2022”


    • StewGreen says:

      Goodhall is being ratioed all over the place
      eg Sargons replies get way more Likes than Goodhalls tweets.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Fuck Off Townie!


  46. G says:

    Oh No !!
    Seems that every time someone posts here, I now get a an email link. Why?

    How can I stop this?


    • Doobster78 says:

      You have clicked the button under the comments box at the bottomlike this that says “notify me of follow up comments via email”, untick it .


  47. Doobster78 says:

    I have been following the growing Social Media movement for Reform and the massive numbers they are generating. Its amazing to see. I truly believe they are going to out perform all expectations … i am going for around 10 million votes and 40 seats. I don’t think the media types have grasped the half of it yet. I really don’t.

    From Guido Fawkes

    Who Targets Me have dug into election advertising spending on social media. They find that, from 19th May to 16th June, Labour have spent £1,743,124 on social media adverts and got 549,378 views for their troubles. Reform, on the other hand, has spent only £26,245 – to get 1,547,538 total views. That means that Labour gets 0.315 views per pound spent compared to a whopping 59 for Reform…

    Each pound the Tories spent got approximately 0.59 views. Reform’s popularity is, of course, driven by organic enthusiasm rather than advertising spending. Farage’s two meetings on Monday were broadcast on social media and reached almost 800,000. Even Marianna Spring has had to admit real people, not bots, are boosting Reform on the internet…


    • Nibor says:

      Not BBC but ,

      have a drive around your towns and countryside this election period and what do you see ?
      Or rather what dont you see ?

      A dearth of signs and election posters for the political parties .

      Now normally the farmers have Conservative billboards in their fields , Labour in the council estates .

      Notice there are a heck of a lot of Green and LibDim posters in strategic areas . Also notice they just say Vote Green or LibDims Winning Here . The names of their candidates are missing – are they storing then recycling the same posters election after election ?
      Reform are doing quite well , as are independent candidates . This is despite a lack of funds and snap election .

      The two main parties are not inspiring optimism .


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Near me three detached houses have Labour signs. I imagine their owners have nice public sector jobs. Anyone with a private sector job who votes Labour needs their head examining.


    • Scroblene says:

      Tunbridge Wells Lib Dems are chucking everything at the election, as Greg Clark has stood down, and the replacement is a nobody!

      All their election stuff is the same old, same old, and has the depth of a fag paper under a turtle’s waistcoat!

      Naturally, we won’t vote for any of them, as Reform has a new idea for the borough, some key points on immigration – which Kent citizens have to pay for whether they like it or not, and generally, they show the sort of business-like outlook we need down here, with all the issues of foreigners invading us every day!

      Nigel Farage has been in Dover today, to highlight the serious problem of illegals getting here.

      Where have Sunka, Strummer and Postman Davey been when they’re needed here?


  48. MarkyMark says:


    Rishi Sunak peers into potholes he’s pouring £200,000,000 into

    . . . . . . . . . .. . .

    “We’ve set out long-term plans to resurface local roads across the country using money saved from HS2.
    I reserve the right to point at any remaining potholes.”


    “Following today’s announcement, this could be the last photo of a politician pointing at a pothole. We’re investing £8 billion to improve your local roads and fix potholes for the long term.”


    • G says:

      Surely money for HS2 was to be borrowed anyway? If no, it suggests they have squirrelled away money for a rainy day. The Government are far from being in any way prudent or indeed, bright enough to think that way. Might as well say, the money will come from the £1.5 BILLION Items purchased for Covid but not used and sold unused but second hand to the Third World………..
      Whoops: should not have mentioned that…………..

      All, we are told, taken to the tip.


  49. pugnazious says:

    Loser Matt Chorley coming to a BBC near you soon….lol….



    • MarkyMark says:

      Matt Chorley

      On Times Radio weekdays 10am-1pm, in The Times on Saturdays, on How To Win An Election podcast every Tuesday, on tour all over
      JournalistLondonmattchorley.comJoined August 2009
      2,649 Following


    • Guest Who says:

      Clearly another instance when the public should not be allowed to interfere by expressing a preference.


  50. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    From the BBC sports website, cricket pages:

    BEGINS “There was a time when Nat Sciver-Brunt wouldn’t have wanted to talk like this, especially not to the media.

    “I haven’t always felt comfortable doing interviews, let alone talking about me. It’s been a bit of a journey with that,” she tells BBC Sport.

    But talking about herself is something that has become important, if not to Sciver-Brunt herself, then to those who see the England all-rounder and Wisden’s leading women’s cricketer in the world as a trailblazer, inspiration and role model.

    This particular conversation starts with cricket’s Rainbow Laces campaign, beginning on Sunday at England’s second one-day international against New Zealand in Worcester – the series gets under way in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.

    For Sciver-Brunt, it comes just over a month after she and wife Katherine, the former England fast bowler, went public with their plans to start a family together.

    “It’s a time to talk more about the LGBTQ+ community in cricket and in general,” says Sciver-Brunt.

    “It allows conversations to be had. Our cricket team is inclusive and welcoming, but also the work that needs to be done everywhere.”

    Sciver-Brunt says being open about the egg-freezing treatment she has undergone is a “stage on” from publicly coming out. She and Katherine announced their engagement in October 2019 and got married in 2022.

    … … … …

    Nat will be 32 in August. Rather than take a break from cricket to have a baby, she says the next stage of the process will not begin until she ends her career, with the sport’s return to the Olympics in 2028 among the targets she is aiming for.

    Katherine, who is 39 next week and retired last summer, has previously said that she has a “fertility journey to go through”.

    “She has tried to sound like she didn’t want to have kids,” says Nat. “The reality is she has had baby names on her phone for a long time.”

    The opportunity for Nat to go undergo fertility treatment is partly made possible by the ever-changing landscape of women’s sport, not just through the understanding of employers, but the greater financial rewards on offer.

    Bought for about £320,000 by Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction of 2023, Sciver-Brunt is one of the highest-paid female athletes in the UK.

    Earlier this year, when some of England’s tour of New Zealand clashed with the end of the WPL, Sciver-Brunt said money was a “factor” in her decision to remain in India.

    Though she says by that point the “wheels were in motion” for the expensive egg-freezing procedure, she acknowledges there would have been a time in the fairly recent past that such a decision would have required significant financial planning.

    … … … … ENDS