Midweek 26th June 2024

A week until the General Election …. The dirt will really get flying now – please please vote reform – it cannot be a wasted vote

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  1. Scroblene says:

    Haaaaaaaaaaah!

    All I wanted to do was chat with a lady chum about something or other, (The Senora knows her well, so yaaah booo), and here I am, glass of red to one side, dog asleep under the desk, and it’s still nearly light outside…

    And as mentioned in the previous posts, the Lib Dems expect to take Tunbridge Wells…

    OK, they can hope that, but we have quite a lot of ‘independents’ hanging around, and Reform can make a dent on all that, as the Tory chap hasn’t a hope! We’ve never heard of him, so Reform has our votes!

    Looks like Greg Clark will be in the HoL soon…

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    • Scroblene says:

      Just as an aside, why are the bookies only showing Reform at 7 or more?

      Will they up their odds to double figures of seats, or even more if the ‘polls’ are believable?

      The last time I bet on a horse, was when Red Alligator and Different Class came in 1st and 3rd back in the sixties, so I’m not exactly a skilled punter…

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  2. Solomon Grundy says:

    With climate change, it’s so hot now, heads are falling off statues.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c0xxjn07d6qo

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  3. pugnazious says:

    Julian Asange getting lots of positive press as a ‘journalist’ oppressed by ‘The Man’…though all he did was publish what people sent him.

    On the other hand Tommy Robinson, who does actual investigative journalism, is a far-right racist scumbag who deserves everything he gets and it’s only right that the government actively seeks to harass and silence him…one way or another.

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  4. harry142857 says:

    Three of the four home nations out, Scotland, Albania and Poland.

    And England had hardly a shot tonight against Slovenia, rated 57 in the world.

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  5. pugnazious says:

    Amused to hear that the BBC has my back during this election as it runs trailers for its services telling us that ‘If it’s important to you it’s important to us…we are your voice in your election…our BBC…your BBC’

    No…no…no…the BBC does not speak for me at all…not one bit…there’s barely a narrative that comes out of the BBC that in any way matches what I think…or indeed what so many, many others think….genuinely don’t know anyone who has a good word to say about the BBC.

    Do they speak for Reform voters? Do they heck…just look how they treat Farage…just about any word that comes out of his mouth is vilified and demonised and mocked….and there’s a complete lack of concern about actual attacks on him.

    The BBC speaks for a very small, highly privilged, highly entitled self-professed ‘elite’ who disdain democracy and attempt to limit any democratic input and would rather, and in effect do, run the country as a ‘technocracy’ or autocracy where politicians are less and less in control of outcomes…witness immigration or climate change.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Pug,
      I hope you advise all your acquaintances to immediately stop paying the license fee . If they don’t stop paying they are complicit in the destruction of their country.

         8 likes

    • non-licence payer says:

      Democracy through the ballot box is called populism when it takes a ‘wrong’ decision.

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  6. pugnazious says:

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  7. Sluff says:

    BBC headline

    Fifth Tory politician in election betting probe
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/clkkyx9rxzzo

    A long story follows. But strangely, no mention at all of this.

    Labour candidate Kevin Craig suspended after betting against himself
    https://news.sky.com/story/labour-candidate-suspended-as-gambling-commission-launches-investigation-13158716

    The BBC. Biased? Moi?

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  8. Sluff says:

    There are rules for everyone ………and then there are special rules for…….errrrrr……..the leader of the Labour Party!

    S.I. 2013/2588: memorandum from Her Majesty’s Treasury

    Pensions Increase (Pension Scheme for Keir Starmer QC) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/2588

    ‘Hypocrite’ Starmer to avoid tax on pension
    Labour leader has a unique pension deal despite attempts to abolish lifetime allowance (D Tel 21/3/23)

    I just don’t remember any BBC interviewer asking SirKeer about this, nor any BBC news special report.
    Funny, that. It is almost as if someone at the BBC wants to bury bad news.

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  9. pugnazious says:

    Did a BBC employee whisper ‘I f**king hate you’?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Boris will end the TV License – HA AH HA HA HA HAHA!

      Conservative!

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  10. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Bad night for the African teams in the Euros.

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  11. JohnC says:

    TRIC awards:

    ‘TRIC was formed to promote good will amongst those engaged in the audio, visual, comms and allied industries. All winners of TRIC awards are voted by the public.’

    The BBC had these A-listers up for awards:
    Homes Under the Hammer
    Masterchef
    Sara Cox
    Louis Theroux interviews Joan Collins
    Planet Earth 3
    Escape to the Country
    Some BBC drama called ‘Kin’
    Zoe Ball breakfast show
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC news at six
    Ashes Test Match special
    EastEnders

    But only won 1 for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ where, with ‘Race across the world’, they had 2 of the 4 choices.

    Considering their huge budget from a compulsory tax on the public and the outrageous position of power to decide who gets told what, this is an absolutely damning verdict on what they are churning out these days.

    Meanwhile GB news won best ‘news’ program and Farage won best news presenter again.

    And what do the BBC have to say about it ?. Nothing. Like spiteful, spoilt children they haven’t even reported it.

    How the Leftists at the BBC hate it when the people are allowed to choose. Much better to force them to do what you want. Much better for everyone if THEY decide the choices you can vote for – like they do for Eurovision and the EU do for everything. Which to the rest of the world is a form of fascism.

    Even TRIC have been nicer to Farage this year. I think they have realised the wind of change is blowing.

    I also see the Lefty news outlets running the headline about how Farage got booed. I watched the video and maybe one or two of the far-left luvvies did – but nothing like as bad as they imply. Must be an election coming up …

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Typically BBC staff are libmob
    And follow the “It’s OK when we do it” two tier justice rule
    eg it’s OK for them to tweet false “facts” about their political opponents.

    @paullewismoney has the bio
    “Seek the truth, find the truth, tell the truth. Unequivocally for free speech & press freedom”
    ·
    Yet he tweets this false info in a sneery style

    “Stephen Yaxley-Lennon who prefers the name Tommy Robinson,
    former leader of several fascist parties, arrested in Canada on immigration charges. Suggestion is he lied about having no criminal convictions on his ETA when he has many.
    He is now free but under city arrest in Calgary

    Needless to say when someone challenges Lewis to name these “fascist parties” Lewis declines to answer

    BTW Actually TR coverty recorded the Border service police arresting him
    .. The officer says a border service boss signed an arrest warrant
    Then later the officer sneered sneered about TR’s respect for history
    Saying that on his ETA form a couple of questions had been answered no

    eg about convictions

    TR replied that he had not submitted such a form rather his boss had done the form.

    It is possible that most of TR’s convictions don’t have to be declared on such a form, cos they were low level or have been “spent” under UK rules

    TR went back to the office today
    He’s still not charged
    His restrictions are to Southern Calgary ..he can go to nearby cities
    His lawyer hopes to bring court action tomorrow challenging the arrest and terms.

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  13. Fedup2 says:

    BBC continues to report on politicians exploiting their privileged position by betting on things like the date of the general election . Some blue scumbag called alistair jack – a cabinet minister – made multiple bets – there’s no apology – he says he is okay as it’s within the rules …

    ..some on here yapped on about the need to pay politicians more in order to get better ones – I always laugh when I read such naive views .

    The betting thing shows the true nature of politicians – self interest far ahead of public service – which is a joke . Sadly Alistair jack is not standing so he can take his corruption into the private sector …

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    • JohnC says:

      No amount of money would ever be enough for the type of person who wants to be a politician. It’s all about greed and power. For all of them.

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  14. Guest Who says:

    VD is itching for a scoop.

    https://x.com/vicderbyshire/status/1805653110997553610?s=61

    Seems the Labour guy was doing it… ‘for charity’.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Vile is itching for ratings.

    https://x.com/thejeremyvine/status/1805674254538883365?s=61
    The brilliant young cyclist I saw this morning in Hyde Park should be asked to ride like this down all of London’s cycle lanes. If she can do it in safety, they can be pronounced of a high enough standard for general use.

    He really is the idiot’s idiot.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Vine to drive in a car to see how car drivers feel?
      Vine to drive a scooter to see how scooter drivers feel?
      Vine to drive a bus to see how bus drivers feel?
      Vine to ignore others for his new religion.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Vile is a sorry symbol of all this country’s establishment has become. Entitled, pointless, overpaid, thick as mince, indulged… fad follower. And yet still somehow influential.

        Of course his groupies of color are now Tennant’s Extras.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          New EU Directive BBC Programme Labels – for a new transparent and accountable BBC
          “I, Jeremy Vine, cost the public £750K* per year which is the equivalent to 21.5 nurses on £35K, declare that I have no other incomes derived from my broadcasting at the BBC. I have declared all my expenses and registered all gifts on the BBC expenses website. I, Jeremy Vine on this 30 minutes of show, with production time of 2 hours at an hourly rate of £1153 cost you the public £2884*. This does not include the studio and team wages. All monies I make from my ‘BBC Brand’ go back into the BBC. I follow the BBC guidelines – not giving my opinion on subjects that I know little about on twitter, facebook. If I do give an opinion then they are 100% in agreement with the BBC and have been approved by the BBC at time of publishing. Please note that reading out this EU compliant notice just cost you, the public enforced to pay my wages under threat of prison, a total of £76*.”

          * hourly rate is rough calculation, without knowing Jeremy Vines full wage it will be hard to workout. Figures are for illustrative purposes only. They may go up or down depending gender or TV Tax, but are linked to the talent market.

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        • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

          Frederick Edward in today’s TCW:

          “IN THE dangerously overcrowded stable of pretentious journalists, the BBC’s Nick Robinson must rank among the most gratingly smug and oozing in false omniscience. His every utterance, be it the glib put-down or smarmy retort, indicates that he believes himself to be above the interviewee.

          ”’ ”’ ”’ ”’ ”’

          Nick Robinson perfectly embodies the utter irrelevance of institutions such as the BBC. The world has moved on and they are yet to realise. They are living dinosaurs. Why, pray, should anyone suffer through an interminable interview where the interviewer is more concerned with proving himself right than letting the subject talk freely?

          ”’ ”’ ”’ ”’ ”’

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Guess what, the BBC has made Ed Miliband a special reporter on the election like Newsnight did with Clegg.

    https://x.com/bbcnews/status/1805835308803445232?s=61
    Climate change ‘the most important election issue’

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  17. Guest Who says:

    The national broadcaster.

    https://x.com/bbcnews/status/1805846526956105789?s=61
    ‘There is a dental crisis and voters deserve better’

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  18. Charlie Farley says:

    Guest Who ,
    illegal immigration is the most important……that’s the conversation I have with Friends , Family and People I meet when out ,
    it’s starting to feel like the Brexit Vote again !
    Voting Reform looks like the sensible choice 🇬🇧
    My Young family members like Nigel with his views on their future ….. something that Liebour wouldn’t understand !

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    • Guest Who says:

      Charlie,
      Empirical observations can be indicative.

      It has been noted that communities once festooned with placards are now bereft.

      Out and about, dog walking, chatting to workers in retail or construction… no one cares about this election as they see no point, despite Laura and Toenails buying up Kleenex.

      The hustings were dire. I would not vote for any of them.

      If it is being fought it is being fought on Twitter, where Labour is spending a fortune to get… the media.

      Surkeer sucking up to GMB… Rachel in various ill fitting hats saying nothing coherent and tweeting about it every 5’, and the media steering clear of an oddly racist young man of colour seeking to drink his majority constituents’ tears.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, small correction if I may, Chris Mason is the BBC’s Political Editor, Henry Zeffman is a mere Political Correspondent. One of too many at the BBC. Defund the BBC – now!

        Puzzle: why is Henry Zeffman (two syllables) introduced by the TOADY team as Henry Zefferman?

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    • Guest Who says:

      The political Ed of the bbc has posted a Verify, one week from the election.

      https://x.com/hzeffman/status/1805851062009500040?s=61

      Calls it ‘fascinating’.

      Given the adult voting population of the U.K., on Twitter, perhaps interested in politics, the response so far….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “illegal immigration is the most important”

      . . . . . . .

      Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser
      Labour threw open Britain’s borders to mass immigration to help socially engineer a “truly multicultural” country, a former Government adviser has revealed.

      By Tom Whitehead 23 October 2009 • 6:42pm

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6418456/Labour-wanted-mass-immigration-to-make-UK-more-multicultural-says-former-adviser.html

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  19. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/bbcnews/status/1805823274946871480?s=61
    Shania Twain hopes to ride a horse to Glastonbury stage

    Impressed much? Meatloaf sadly no longer with us,

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  20. AsISeeIt says:

    The Times this morning reports on the election betting scandal in a manner oddly similiar to the way our BBC reports on a terrorist attack

    Labour man suspended for betting on election (Times)

    And it’s almost uncanny the way our BBC sets the style for mainstream reporting…

    Terrorism arrests of three men in Greater Manchester… Group being questioned… (Guardian, This article is more than 1 month old) – Manchester group? Let’s see. Groups with three members… Not The Jam, they were from Woking. The Police (the band led by Sting they did Walking on The Moon) they were formed in London. Echo and the Bunnymen were Scoucers – I’m showing my age now. Oh, I don’t know, the Buzzcocks shortly after Howard Devoto departed or Joy Division post Ian Curtis…?

    It’s Official

    Man jailed after admitting planning terrorist attack (Counter Terrorism Policing – they refer of course to Edward Little, 22, muslim convert, who had intended to kill Christian preacher at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park)

    Men, eh… what are we to do with them?

    Are you pale, male and stale? Take the test… How pale, male and stale are you? (you too, Tom Bradby) The newsreader will be joined by Ed Balls and George Osborne on ITV’s election night coverage. Stuart Heritage (white and balding) sets the ultimate quiz</b) (the formerly serious Times newspaper)

    This isn’t an entirely new preocupation over there at the Times: I’m pale, male and stale — we have had our turn. Amol Rajan, the host of University Challenge, says we shouldn’t demonise the PMSers on our screens, but Andrew Billen is happy to bow out (Andrew Billen – speak for yourself mate)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit – very impressed you swerved the woke United ‘game’ – I won’t describe it as footy – BA cancelled my flight last night so I was forced to watch it
      I waiting for comparisons between woke United and the blue regime ( translation – England and the tories ) … Gareth is Sunak – no ideas – tired – no leadership – touchy freely wimp ….
      With team of over promoted no hopers – like the cabinet – Kane = Cameron …. Shapps= that toon who can’t kick a ball – that’s how bored I got …

      For a moment I felt sorry for the mugs who went to support them – but then I thought they were like labour supporters – dim undereducated and with no thought of how it will end – up against a real footy team like Spain or Portugal …. Enough

      ( being a racist – I did notice there was only one whitee in the French team – I bet the French noticed too … )

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        ‘I’m waiting for comparisons between woke United and the blue regime ( translation – England and the tories ) … Gareth is Sunak – no ideas – tired – no leadership – touchy freely wimp ….’

        Like Harry Kane, like Gareth Southgate, like Rishi Sunak…

        Overpaid and over here – temporarily.

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  21. MarkyMark says:

    “The City of Edinburgh Council has shelved plans for a new “friendship arrangement” with a Taiwanese city following fears it could harm relations with China.

    The local authority was due to consider a five-year partnership to strengthen cultural and commercial links between the Scottish capital and Kaohsiung.

    A report also raised concerns that it could lead to an increased risk of a cyber attack.

    Organisations including the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce have warned the move could result in sanctions on the city and reduced trade, tourism and student numbers.

    Taiwan considers itself an independent nation, and largely functions as one currently.

    This view is not shared by China and most countries, including the US and UK, acknowledge Taiwan as a province of China.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw00y46n3j9o

    ……

    In 2022, a delegation of British parliamentarians led by Alicia Kearns visited Taiwan. The visit was protested by the Chinese embassy in London. Former prime minister Liz Truss visited Taiwan in May 2023. In August 2023, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee referred to Taiwan as an “independent country.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan%E2%80%93United_Kingdom_relations

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

    “Labour conference: Not right to say only women have a cervix, says Starmer” – 26 September 2021
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58698406

    ….

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  23. andyjsnape says:

    Mishal Husain: How I’ll referee high-stakes debate with voters at its heart
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c6pp2kyg2k6o

    “As Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer go head-to-head” – PS other parties are available, Vote Reform

    Bless, the bbc feels its relevant and important

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  24. MarkyMark says:

    “Labour has just suspended their candidate for Central Suffolk & North Ipswich, Kevin Craig, after being told the Gambling Commission has launched an investigation into him. Pushed onto the sword…

    UPDATE: Sky News says Craig placed a bet on the outcome of his constituency, not on the date of the election.

    UPDATE II: The BBC reports that Craig bet against himself.

    HA HA HA HA!

    UPDATE II: The BBC reports that Craig bet against himself.

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      This reminds me of the cricket miracle of Headingly in 1981. With Australia on top in the Third Ashes Test and leading the series 1-0, Rod Marsh of Australia put a bet on England to win at 500-1, after they were asked to “follow on” being over 200 runs behind on first innings.

      The rest of course is history, as Botham hit 149 not out and Willis took 8 wickets for 43 runs as England turned it around and won by 18 runs.

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    • Guest Who says:

      But, but…. It was for charity… or Pudsy… or Gaza… or something

         4 likes

  25. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – the BBC appear to have an obsession with this one jailed postmistress

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c1ee540jypyo Seema Misra all over again. She was mentioned on TWatO yesterday. It cannot be because she was merely pregnant when imprisoned because that would make her clearly a woman which is not in accord with the BBC’s support for LBGT+everything. It cannot be just because Seema Misra was jailed because other postmastmasters and mistresses were also jailed. So why the obsession BBC, with Seema Misra, when there are other wrongly accused postmasters and mistresses refusing to accept apologies from Fujitsu Siemens and the Post Office?

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  26. andyjsnape says:

    Steelwork closures’ ripple effect on town’s wages
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw00lkpwrngo

    Isn’t this because of shutting down the blast furnaces, in the name of Green, and thousands of jobs lost in Wales

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  27. Terminal Moraine says:

    If anyone wasn’t already in the know, the SDP are still alive and kicking. Interesting thread from their Coventry South candidate —he’s running against Zarah Sultana and notes the Gaza-heavy focus of her campaign at the expense of local issues. Not a surprise to hear that view is shared by the BBC:

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  28. tomo says:

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    The ordeal of missing Jay Slater continues in Tenerife where he has apparently been spotted watching the Euros – suffering indeed …. ( sorry if you are offended ) …

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  30. friend of yogi bear says:

    WESLEY STREETING…REMINDS ME OF SOMEBODY.

    Apologies if this point has already been raised by others but…
    Young WESLEY STREETING was recently allowed ,by the BBC, a platform again (and uninterupted airtime) to go on about all his reasonable plans, etc,etc,
    He was particularly talking about teeth and the sacred NHS and how people now went to hospital for dentistry problems , etc,etc, It brought to mind a young Tony Blair who in 1999 , yes 1999…promised everybody would have access to NHS dentists, within two years, l think that his “everybody” even included Tory voters…(this doesn’t excuse or explain the Tories dentistry failures) but as l’ve said before, there are going to be so many disappointed people when the likes of WESLEY take power. He has the staring eyes of a zealot, always a cause for the gravest concern, but his promises will have the same currency as Blair’s.

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  31. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not BBC but the Guardian —

    “Climate engineering off US coast could increase heatwaves in Europe, study finds […] A geoengineering technique designed to reduce high temperatures in California could inadvertently intensify heatwaves in Europe, according to a study that models the unintended consequences of regional tinkering with a changing climate.”

    Given that weather modification is not new, it’s a bit late in the day to now run a few models that raise red flags. What does this do to data reliability in complex systems? The Guardian won’t care.

    Following AsISeeIt’s keen eye for semantic accuracy the use of ‘regional tinkering’ is worth noting… especially given the mountains of ‘science is settled’ propaganda the media shove down our throats. (See also the tinkering that went on when govs forced experimental biotech on everyone.)

    Trust the experts.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/21/climate-engineering-off-us-coast-could-increase-heatwaves-in-europe-study-finds

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  32. tomo says:

    cretins in politics

    neverending ………………………….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      If I clap loudly on a Thursday will I get a GP appointment?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Plus, do not forget, a vote for Labour is a vote for ‘our’ Maitlis, O’Brien, Esler, Mason, Sweeney, Sopes, Goodhall, Croxhall, Nihal, JezBo, Simpo, Orla…

         13 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      He ll get Andy burnham in to build a new Liverpool path aimed at reform voters …

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  33. andyjsnape says:

    bbc still banging on about the “bet on politics as gambling row deepens”

    All helps the likes of the bbc get its Labour party into power

    Row deepens/scandal…

    Vote Reform

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  34. tomo says:

    Post-Office-execs-are-scum.jpg

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  35. tomo says:

    outstanding

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  36. BRISSLES says:

    Kevin Craig. A regular panellist on GBNews (or was), shall we hear the views of Michelle Dewbury ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      A former Labour parliamentary candidate has said he made a “stupid error” in betting he would lose his bid to become an MP.

      Labour suspended Kevin Craig as its candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich after learning the Gambling Commission had launched an investigation into him.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/clmmy8e12vyo

      HA HA HA HA HA!

      “The seat was won by Conservative candidate Dan Poulter in 2019 with a majority of just over 20,000. Mr Poulter later defected to Labour.

      . . . . . . .

      Payment: £6,900
      Received on: 23 April 2023. Hours: No additional hours.
      (Registered 26 April 2023)
      Role, work or services: Non-executive Director
      From: 19 July 2021. Until: 31 March 2023.
      Payer: Kanabo Group PLC (pharmaceuticals and telemedicine), Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London NW4 4DJ
      Remuneration: £30,000 a year paid monthly
      Hours: 8 hrs a month (between 7 and 8 hours)
      (Registered 5 August 2021; updated 24 February 2022, 13 July 2022 and 3 April 2023)

      https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=24756

      . . . . . .

      Role, work or services: Non-executive Director
      From: 1 June 2023.
      Payer: Myogenes (a genetic testing company with specialist expertise in mental health and psychiatric pharmacogenetics testing.), The Kinetic Business Centre, Theobald St, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 4PJ
      Remuneration: £2,000 a month

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

      Name: Carol Poulter
      Relationship: Mother
      Role: Senior Parliamentary Assistant
      Working pattern: Full time
      (Updated 24 February 2022)

      Changes to the Register of Members’ Interests
      Daniel Poulter

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      • Fedup2 says:

        What’s the best thing about your constituency ? MP ‘the exit sign ‘ … ( can’t remember the source of that one – Alan b stard ?)
        But – you know – I’m not so sure any more about being down on MPs who do insider betting – they don’t get paid much – only £250k a year including expenses so why not take a few bribes ( donations ) and do a bit of betting … I bet the paddy power branch in parliament does a good trade ….

        … the only reason for not doing it is either too thick or risk of getting caught …..

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Alan B’Stard’s Worst Moments | The New Statesman

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Thanks marky – much missed – but I don’t think he’d make it on the BBC now ( I know stateman was ITV )

            Alan wouldn’t be caught betting – far too clever ….

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  37. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC

    Back in the 1980s I took a bit of financial advice and put aside a few quid a month for a supplementary pension – I never really looked at how it was doing but knew I’d picked a good one .
    Last year I got a value and decided to take the 25% tax free cash from it and buy an annuity ….

    Why am I telling you this ? Well … it seems Martin Lewis ( aka ‘the saint ) has repeatedly asked the chancellor in waiting if she was going to raid those pension pots …. She refused to deny it several times ….

    I’m not alone in this – I had a hell of a job with the admin – a lot of people are ‘cashing in’ …. So … be warned .. if you are fortunate enough to be in the sort of position I’ve been in – btw I’m not talking about big money ….

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    • Guest Who says:

      Not saying anything is a Reeves sole skill set.

      Getting allowed not to do so by account holding media is a BbC perfected one.

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      • Scroblene says:

        She’s only following the grab started by Gordon Brown when Blair was starting to wreck the UK.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Compared to what I’m reading of late about Work and Pensions cockups, I had an easy time back in 2006 when I took early retirement. I just rang the number and got straight through to a very helpful chap who told me what I could expect to get and,what I was entitled to from my late husbands pension. I also took the 25% tax free from my own pension plan that saw me through til the state pension kicked in when I reached 60 two years later.
      Perhaps it’s the calibre of people now being employed in the civil service who don’t know their ars3 from their elbow.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Brissles – true – the knowledge of staff was ‘poor’ – I had to educate so many for almost a year before resolution – it was hugely stressful for what should have been simple – but it’s the effect of ‘working from home ‘..

        The other grab the reds will do will be either to reduce of end ISAs ….

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  38. Richard Pinder says:

    I made the mistake of buying the Telegraph. The Telegraph editor and and its ignorant journalists now support the BBC on these points. (1) Reform UK is bad (2) Farage is bad (3) Truss is bad (4) Peace with referendums in Ukraine is a bad idea. (5) All 18-40 white males in Britain should be sent to Ukraine (6) All 18-40 black males in Hotels wont be sent to Rwanda (7) Its racist to want to sink Border Force or RNLI boats assisting 18-40 black male invaders coming from France (8) Marine Le Pen is to far-right for the Telegraph (9) Trump is to far-right for the Telegraph (10) Biden is better than Trump (11) mRNA vaccines are OK (12) The left-wing Tories are misunderstood (13) Michael Mainelli is not a member of the Mafia.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Occasionally the DT does allow one it’s journalist to voice the opinions of its readership rather than it editor and staff. Today it the turn of Allison Pearson who comes out strongly in favour of voting for Reform. Another contributor who often pursues an anti globalist theme is Allister Heath. However even these two never miss an opportunity to denigrate Trump. I don’t know if this is by choice or because it’s a newspaper policy that must be obeyed.
      But by and large you are quite right to say that the Telegraph toes the Globalist line on everything.
      Even in the French election where the choice is between the Nationlist Populist RN with Le Pen or the extreme left internationalist FP , they can’t decide and hanker after some way that Macron can avoid being hobbled even if it requires the extreme left being in power.

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  39. Doublethinker says:

    I have spent some time trying to think if there are any British institutions which are held in a similar level of respect in 2024 as they were in say 1990. But I can’t think of a single one!
    Some examples:
    Police , BBC obviously, Parliament and those in it , justice system, National Trust, RNLI , leadership of the armed services, civil service, Education System, NHS, the entire medical establishment, Met Office , Reputation of Science … the list goes on and on.

    Can anyone come up with a contrary example?

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  40. Richard Pinder says:

    This is an example of a smarmy arrogant pretentious BBC journalist, with a childish emotional desperation not to ask intelligent questions, were the answers are censored by BBC Verify: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/nick-robinson-the-poster-boy-for-bbc-arrogance/

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  41. Fedup2 says:

    From The Guardisn (of all places ) Nigel Farage outperforms all politicians and parties on Tic Tok …

    BTW – they didn’t allow comments

    Vote Reform in 7 days …

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  42. Richard Pinder says:

    The BBC caters for the feeble-minded: https://expose-news.com/2024/06/26/the-bbc-caters-for-the-feeble-minded/

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  43. andyjsnape says:

    bbc seems upset:-

    Macron’s election gamble puts French democracy on the table
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cekk9n1je9yo

    “Two neighbouring countries are approaching elections that were called out of the blue.

    Both have governments that are expected to fall” Expected to Fall, honestly bbc, it isn’t the end of the 3rd reich during the WWII

    How terrible would it be if Macron got the boot 🙂 and the FAR RIGHT get in

    “Israel’s war in Gaza is further dividing French society” import the 3rd world, become the 3rd world

    Why shouldn’t people love their country without the reporting of the bbc as them being Far Right as a label

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  44. Doublethinker says:

    I hear from relatives in France that sadly it is unlikely that the RN will win an absolute majority in the election . Nor will any other plausible coalition of parties. France will very likely be in political chaos by mid July.
    This leaves Macron with the power to appoint a PM and government of technocrats , as Italy did about ten years ago, to ‘stabilise’ the country and continue with EU agreed globalist policies. This could legally go on until his presidential term is completed in May 2007. However, reaction from both the extreme left and RN supporters will be vigorous!
    Beating the globalists is very tough, they hold all the levers of power , both national and international, and will use them ruthlessly to protect their position .
    My betting is that elements of the left will be bribed to cooperate with the globalists and Macron will hold his nose and work with them to keep RN out of power for the next three years .
    PS The trouble will be confined to urban areas . My relatives live in the sticks , have plenty of shot guns and equally down to earth neighbours who won’t stand for any nonsense in their village.

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  45. Doobster78 says:

    Anyone else feel GB news has started to fall a bit flat recently??

    Can’t quite put my finger on it but the likes of Camilla Tominey with her faux outrage face doesn’t help but have felt my admiration towards the channel dwindling recently.

    Maybe Ofcom have finally got their claws into them ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

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    • Guest Who says:

      They are platforming Mad Al too. Glad I have no tvl.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      In the last year or so they have employed a number of liberal establishment types eg Tominey, Portillo, Chris a Hope, who can be relied upon to give a slightly right slant on the establishment narrative found elsewhere on the MSM. But they still take the establishment view are just gentle variations on a theme.
      That Hope chap went with Farage to a pub a year or so ago and looked petrified to meet ordinary people. I thought Nigel would have to give him a toilet roll to clean himself.
      Oh for the days of the great Mark Stein.

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  46. Fedup2 says:

    Pancaked after Steyn and Fox got the chop – gave up then …. All hail the freedom of speech granted by BBCOFCOM …

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  47. MarkyMark says:

    “I cannot understand why people who are sick of the Consocialists will vote for this. Europe is waking up, but GB is fast asleep.”

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/home-secretary-speech-on-an-immigration-system-that-works-in-the-national-interest

    Between 1995 and 2010, the committee found an associated displacement of 160,000 British workers. For every additional one hundred immigrants, they estimated that 23 British workers would not be employed. {gov.uk dec2012}

    So, there is a ‘lump of labour’ fallacy in the immigration debate, but there is also a ‘zero displacement’ fallacy. And government must never again make the mistake of falling for it.

    – Theresa May. 2012

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    Just for your information

    4th July election

    Tuesday 9th – parliament forms to elect speaker ( guess who)

    Wednesday 17th July – State opening …..big gig

    18th July – leave country ….

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      • Scroblene says:

        Over on Guido, there’s a post where Strimmer’s Mrs is getting flak for not wanting affluent people to help out at state schools.

        While it seems to be a small stab at the labour elite, thinking back, the Cubiclists had been full-on nasty to the lady NutNut when Boris was after the job, and at every turn, they were finding all sorts of unpleasant stuff! Of course, there’s nothing on their ‘website’ about Sucker’s mates…

        Like the way the BBC deals with the idiot Biden nowadays, any reference to Strimmer’s rather unpleasant family is just never reported!

        ‘My dad was a lootmaker – rather like me and the mrs…’

        (Not my Dad of course, he actually worked for a living).

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