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. Fedup2 says:

    During the footy half time I thought I’d look at the PM QT …but it seems there’s someone missing …. Nigel Farage …. All the excuses for not having him compete against the uni party are there .
    But UK a democracy – no – that’s a lie – it’s a fix

    Vote Reform …

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    • Scroblene says:

      I guess that the more the Beeboids try to ignore Nigel Farage, the more the voters will check out the better alternatives to the bullshit spewed by most of the normally astute, but actually stupid, MSM, and the BBC especially.

      It’s not rocket science to understand that all the leftie bunch that the Uk is infested with, is shitting its collective pants about yet another ‘populist’ revolt, just as they panicked about Brexit!

      Bring it on – and VOTE REFORM!

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  2. Fedup2 says:

    Tomorrow the junior mafia doctors go on strike again . I heard today that during an election the government won’t negotiate with unions – because the vote is coming .

    The mafia union know this – so why are they striking – other than desiring to make patients suffer or die ?

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  3. SpinningReith says:

    Not the bBBC (sorry).
    An email from Saint Nigel this evening inviting me to ‘the largest rally of my political career’ at the NEC Birmingham.
    A limited choice of trains, so I thought I might drive there.
    Booking parking in advance requires a choice of event, but the listing for June consists of: a finance expo, Netball Super League and a Care Managers Show – no Nige!
    Perhaps the NEC want to play it down.

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  4. Sluff says:

    Surfing across the tv channels I alighted on Dave TV and an oldish Have I Got News for You.

    There was a story about a rusty old pole in Exmouth ( don’t ask)
    A contestant then joked in terms ‘Nigel Farage would be glad to remove a pole’. A pretty obvious line. But……

    Uproarious laughter and applause from the audience.

    Impartiality, BBC style.

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  5. tomo says:

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  6. digg says:

    E45 ads gone full on transitioning friendly, time to think about whether it’s for us blokes then…

    You picks your audience and you takes your choice!

    Crash and burn E45.

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  7. tomo says:

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  8. tomo says:

    top reply

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Corbyn – “if you can see that far look on the wall
      right over there that surrounds this
      wonderful festival
      and as a message on
      that wall for president Donald Trump (BOO BOOO) and
      you know what it says? build bridges not walls (CHEERS IN WALL PROTECTED CONCERT WHICH YOU PAY FOR)

      https://youtubetranscript.com/?v=UVGFi8balOM

      “GLASTONBURY – The “Refugees welcome” crowd have gathered to virtue seek… they are the ‘good’ people

      They have of course surrounded themselves with 8,000 metres of Super Fortress fencing & watch towers.

      Because illegal entrants aren’t … erm welcome 🤡”

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  9. digg says:

    Question:

    How many people did Astra Zenica etc. kill with their untested shots and do we need a major enquiry into this?

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  10. tomo says:

    Actual clowns have some justification for feeling insulted?

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    • JohnC says:

      Bring back Jo Swinson and her flying circus!.

      Here she is teaching another clown how to stand like a Russian shot-putter.

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      Despite being a complete embarassment and an utter failure, she got a CBE in 2018. No doubt because the majority of people who get to decide these things are Liberal Democrats as well.

      My country is now a complete farce. Thanks Lefties. You destroy everything you meddle with.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Ms Jo Swinson CBE

        https://www.ditchley.com/ms-jo-swinson-cbe

        Director, Partners for a New Economy

        As Director of Partners for a New Economy, Jo leads a grant-making collaborative of 7 foundations seeking to catalyse transformational change in our economy so that nature and all people can flourish. She is also Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, and author of Equal Power: Gender Equality and How to Achieve It (Atlantic Books, 2018).

        Formerly Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2019), Business Minister (2012-2015) and MP for East Dunbartonshire (2005-2015, 2017-2019).

        An Honorary Governor (2023-), The Ditchley Foundation.

        Swinson%2C%20Jo.jpg?itok=NNNq_MfL

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    • MarkyMark says:

      At least you know he won’t take you seriously!

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  11. tomo says:

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    • JohnC says:

      What’s the odds CNN are involved and they are rehearsing the whole farce ?.

      They will de desperate now. I think the control of the debate to cover up Bidens senility will be shocking – but of course non of the MSM (especially the BBC) will mention it. They will report it like it was entirely proper.

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  12. JohnC says:

    Cabinet minister admits three election bets
    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/czkk0d19kgdo

    ANOTHER BBC headline about the dirty Tories making bets. This one actually ‘admits’ it – so he must have done something wrong.

    What corrupt scum they really are. I think I will vote Labour instead.

    Perhaps I will bother to check the article – though I imagine most won’t. Oh dear – look what I find:

    ‘Scottish Secretary Alister Jack told the BBC that in April he placed a successful bet that the election date would fall between July and September – after losing two similar bets in March.’
    Well, that doesn’t sound like he knew the date. It continues:

    Mr Jack said in a statement: “I had no knowledge of the date of the election until the day it was called.

    “I placed no bets in May and am not under investigation by the Gambling Commission.”

    So he’s completely innocent then.

    ‘A spokesperson for the Gambling Commission said: “We are not confirming or denying the identity of any individuals involved in this investigation.”’
    So you’re telling me he might be lying are you BBC ?.

    ‘His controversial decision in 2021 to block the Scottish government’s gender self-ID reforms was seen as a significant moment in the demise of Nicola Sturgeon’s period as Scotland’s First Minister.’
    What on Earth has that got to do with it BBC ?.

    ‘In February 2024, he expressed “regret” after deleting all of his
    WhatsApp messages from during the pandemic.’
    Or that ?. These are blatant attempts to slur his character to try and make us not believe him!.

    I am simply stunned at just how far the BBC are going to assasinate the Tories (and the dozens of small left-wing newssites who repeat it all) before this election. I though ‘Partygate’ was just ridiculous politicially motivated presecution but having got away with that, they are now off the scale.

    Of course it’s all down to OFCOM. This situation where OFCOM won’t address any complaints about the BBC until they have been through the BBC complaints procedure first is simply not fit for purpose any more. It’s from a time when the BBC had some integrity and was not staffed by activists.

    But the worst part by far is how non of the politicians are saying anything about it. Those who did got removed by the BBC.

    It’s all now beyond outrageous. Can anybody stop these fascists now ?. Once Labour get in, it is going to get much worse.

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  13. Scroblene says:

    Here in the Tunbridge Wells constituency, the Lib Dems are on a roll, as the incumbent MP, Greg Clark, is stepping down.

    The Tories have almost given up, especially as their ‘new’ hopeful’ isn’t from around here, and nobody has ever heard of him! The leaflets are vague and uninspiring! Iain Dale might have been nominated, and if he was standing, I might even have voted for him, as he’s an OK sort of chap, who’s been through the processes before now, but a national rag dug up a comment he made years ago, about ‘not liking the place’, so that sunk his ambitions at a stroke!

    Well, I don’t like the place either, but I don’t live in the town, and haven’t been there for several years, and even the last time I went with Senora O’Blene, we got food poisoning…

    So the upshot is, the new name on the block, the Reform candidate, who is getting zilch publicity, will be getting my vote, as the Tories will certainly lose, so now is the time to start to set the cat among the pigeons, as Nigel Farage suggests!

    So Beeboids, whatever and whoever you ignore, you do so at your peril, because more and more British citizens aren’t taking much notice of your biased left-wing opinions. Your ‘presenters’ are boorish and discourteous, and as more of your funding is slipping away each day, you’ll come seriously unstuck when working politicians like Nigel Farage sharpen their knives!

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    • JohnC says:

      Just wondering if anyone has ‘dug up’ anything on Labour or the Lib Dems. Is anyone even bothering to look or do we think there are more important things than what somebody said 20 years ago before they gained much more life experience ?.

      All of this is a consequence of the huge rise in Left-Wing activists fuelled by social media. Digging something up will get them lots of credit in their group-think bubbles and they can all virtue-signal about how good they are compare to the Tories.

      Totally oblivious the fact that everything they do is actually driven by hate of course.

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  14. tomo says:

    Seriously folks…. no apology for the repeat.

    THISis how to deal with BBC type interviewers…

    I’m enjoying the idea that he comes among us in the UK next week and gives Marianna the sort of treatment he gives the last questioner…

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  15. andyjsnape says:

    Conservatives’ state pension Facebook adverts are misleading
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c511yz35rl8o

    bbc anything negative to report on your favourite Labour?

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  16. andyjsnape says:

    BBC tracks down smuggler behind Channel crossing which killed Sara, 7
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx77l5ej2yyo

    What about the family who put their child in danger?????? Or just blame the people smuggler

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    • JohnC says:

      … or what about the fact we are doing nothing whatsoever to discourage these crossings. On the contrary : we are sending ships across to pick them up and bring them here.

      If our Navy took every dinghy they could catch back to France and then destroyed the boat, the crossings would stop immediately. These people are not fleeing for their lives.

      I have yet to see a reasonable, sensible answer as to why we don’t.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        1 sniper 1 bullet 1 deflated dinghy on French beach 184 migrants saved from drowning.

        “Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-63229010

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      • moggiemoo says:

        The ‘reasonable, sensible answer’ is that we no longer have a navy, at least not one that has working ships?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      How can BBC do this now?
      Like digging up Jimmy Savile to ask if he should pay the BBC TV Tax.

      “The BBC spent three days monitoring the centre from a higher vantage point”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx77l5ej2yyo

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    • Sluff says:

      They had been in Sweden for over a decade and Sweden had denied them asylum.
      That’s right. Even cuddly, big state, open-door, touchy-freely Sweden had refused them the right to live there.

      So the solution- try to get to England!!!!!
      Tells you all you need to know about our Border Farce and utterly useless Home Office.

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  17. Sluff says:

    The BBC are patting themselves on the back this morning for having apparently found the people smuggler on whose boat a 7 year old girl died. We can take as read the BBC narrative of all asylum seekers and cross channel rubberised ferry passengers being poor, vulnerable children and families – rather than the draft dodging young male African Muslims we know most of them to be.

    No, here’s the point. If the BBC can trace the smugglers ……then why can’t the police, security services, armed forces, etc etc etc across Europe??????

    The answer has to be because they don’t want to?
    Is it an extraordinary EU wide policy to ‘punish’ the UK for voting for Brexit? Is it because the countries are awash with woke Leftoids who are soft on smuggler criminals? Is it a fear of being branded waycist for targeting such people? Is it plain uselessness? Cock up or conspiracy?

    We need to be told. But no-one is asking.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      STOP THE BOATS ***

      ** Ukraine border – billions
      ** UK Border – 0 billions.

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  18. AsISeeIt says:

    Quintessential… brace yourselves, this will be essentially, stereotypical, if you will…

    The Guardian tops the online press frontpage line-up chosen by the gynaeceum that is BBC News staff

    As for headlines our BBC’s header for their press review departs from the usual house-style of double whammy combo pick of the two top print stories and instead goes self-referential to the max: How the front pages saw the BBC’s election debate

    BBC top pick Guardian takes the Labour top line attack line of the week and runs with it: PM and Starmer clash over betting scandal in tetchy final TV debate

    Meanwhile, a taster for the on-coming ramping up of the therapeutic (nanny with a science degree) Starmer state (sooner, stricter, longer): Junk foods need health warning, says expert (Guardian)

    Mind you, it’s not all puritan killjoy doom and gloom over there at the Gruan: Smiles, sunshine and no wellies – it’s Glastonbury

    But let us not forget… global warming is always with us: …with fans pitching their tents on the hottest day of the year so far (Guardian)

    Quintessential

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    • Fedup2 says:

      As a fully signed up swifty I read a very long piece about why Taylor isn’t doing Glastonbury – it’s because it does not pay . That dodgy bloke who owns it takes the money for ‘charity ‘ – so I’m sure the admin costs hoover up most of it . No doubt it’s a charity so swerving of tax ….
      The unsaid thing is that only second rate outfits touch it now or do it for ‘sentimental ‘ reasons .

      Why am I writing about this ? Well for one thing it is approved by the BBC but secondly how much I admire ms swift for taking the tour money ( billion ) rather than a tired old con …

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Stormzy Sings ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ Chant at Glastonbury 2017

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        • tomo says:

          Wasn’t there some robust northern lass at Glastonbury a ffew years back heckling Cor-bin to Foxtrot Oscar?

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I respect your adoration Fed, but having seen the incomparable Tina Turner on stage in her hey day, she is still MY number one !

        Then there was Shirley McClane on stage, boy could she really dance !

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “PM and Starmer clash over betting scandal in tetchy final TV debate”
      WHY NOT
      “PM and Starmer clash over ‘what is a penis and who can own one’ in tetchy final TV debate”

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  19. Sluff says:

    Thinking about Scrobs above and his post about voting in Tunbridge Wells.
    I can get dissatisfaction with the Tories. I can certainly get voting Reform. I can even get voters switching from Tory to Labour – trading the hope of a more competent government overseeing regulated capitalism against a manageable set of red meat socialist policies to keep the Far Left onside.

    But when I look at the incoherent rambling ragbag of policies from the LibDems I can make no sense whatsoever of Tories voting LibDem. What are such Tories actually voting FOR as opposed to against? LibDems are not touchy-feely Tories. They undermined the coalition government for five years. They have sometimes tried to outdo Corbyn. They lost years ago the Liberal tradition of support for the individual rather than the collective.

    I am completely mystified.

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    • Scroblene says:

      So am I really, Sluffers, as I used to think that hell would freeze over if the seat ever went to anyone but the Tories!

      But some years ago, the Tory dominated council decided that they needed a ‘Peoples Palace’, with a theatre, lots of big offices chambers etc., and more. It was to be built on a favourite park in the town, which is very popular as a green haven for locals to enjoy an outside stroll or a picnic with the kids.

      The cost was stated as £90,000,000, but easily expected to top £100,000,000 as all these civic (publically funded) developments do. The poll tax would be undoubtedly raised whether you wanted the place or not. The rationale on the cost/benefits of the place was banal and laughable!

      Luckily, several independent anti-development groups formed, and with the help of the LibDems, the whole charade was chucked out and is now almost forgotten. The existing offices and theatre are now being done up as they should have been years ago!

      So the Lib Dems are now in charge of the council, with a few independents still around – one of whom I certainly voted for. Local democracy does work in some cases!

      But that’s as far as it goes with the Lib Dems. They certainly won’t get my vote, as nationally, they’re commercially naive, have no ideas on how to stop illegal immigration and are usually ineffective on real issues that affect the British Citizens, with their opposition to leaving the EU a prime example!

      So John Gager of Reform, my vote is going to you in the post today – and the Senora’s will be as well!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Lib Dems ‘broke equality laws’ over deselection of Christian candidate
      Complaint to EHRC concerns the treatment of David Campanale who is set to be replaced as an MP candidate for Sutton and Cheam

      Hayley Dixon; Genevieve Holl-Allen
      12 May 2024 • 9:30pm
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2024/05/12/lib-dems-broke-equality-law-deselection-christian-candidate/

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  20. friend of yogi bear says:

    BBC…IMPARTIAL AS EVER..I DON’T THINK

    The news that an arrest had been made of a LABOUR PARTY member in the investigation of the Westminister ” honey trap blackmail” plot appeared on the BBC news page, very briefly last night and was gone this morning….how come, still a news item but not one that the BBC are comfortable with perhaps.

    World class, impartial, ??

    The Conservative betting scandal , is the story that won’t go away , because the BBC don’t want it to.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Sir Keir Starmer has agreed with Sir Tony Blair that a woman has a vagina and a man has a penis. It marks a hardening of the Labour leader’s stance on biological sex, having previously said that “99.9% of women” do not have a penis.19 Jun 2024”

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    • tomo says:

      MI5 refusing to comment then?

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  21. MarkyMark says:

    afdabdfb-de55-452b-b000-43e4d45f1094-d6860177-bfa6-45ef-a369-d27c76079ce0

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    Having not bothered with the BBC closed shop shouting match between the uni party – I wonder if Reform got a mention at all ?
    I heard” the best we got “? Question – but was Farage mentioned ?

    It has also struck me as strange that we never hear comments from the audience after the QT …. Do they sign a NDA ? Or is it fixed with approved audiences carefully vetted to be BBC approved ?

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    The results of the census in England and Wales showed 748,000 (1.5%) of those aged 16 or over identify as gay or lesbian and 624,000 (1.3%) as bisexual.

    It said 262,000 people (0.5%) said their gender identity was different from their sex registered at birth.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cgllkzjpl59o

    ……………………….

    “By 2020, the BBC wants its employees to comprise 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.{bbc.co.uk 14sep2017}”

    …………….

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  24. MarkyMark says:

    Glastonbury Festival fined £31,000 after leak of human waste kills protected fish
    A district judge found the festival had low culpability for the incident, saying he was ‘bemused by the vigour and energy’ put into the case
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/glastonbury-festival-fined-ps31-000-after-leak-of-human-waste-kills-protected-fish-a7047266.html

    Whitelake River was contaminated with 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage after a steel tank used to store waste from festival-goers sprung a leak in June 2014.

    ………………………………….

    ‘Love the Farm, leave no trace’, is central to Glastonbury Festival’s philosophy.
    https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/sustainability/our-green-policies/waste-policy/

    …………..

    Chris Packham | Glastonbury Festival | 2022 | Just Stop Oil

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    DT a senior columnist says Britain faces ‘Armageddon ‘ by voting in the reds . He obviously doesn’t get out much – towns and cities now covered in Tory Imported Third World …..sucking money out of councils – taxpayers ….

    Vote Reform

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  26. MarkyMark says:

    NET ZERO. COST OF LIVING.

    51-Glastofest23-AndrewAllcock-230625-Andrew-Allcock-1.jpg

    Tickets cost £355 + £5 booking fee, of which a £75 deposit (plus coach fare if booking a ticket + coach travel option) was payable when booking in November, with the balance payable in the first week of April 2024. Tickets are sold exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com.

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    #31 – Michael Kelly: An engineer shows us what net zero would really mean

    Alex Phillips questions if political parties should discuss scrapping net zero pledges in order to get the keys for Number 10. She says: “The costs have been MASSIVELY underestimated.”

    Andrew Montford, Deputy director of Net Zero Watch, thinks the reason the UK is going ahead with net zero plans is because the public is being fed disinformation.

    NOTE – YOUTUBE ADDS THIS CAPTION

    “United Nations • Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.”

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – maybe the BBC are suffering GE Derangement?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cl77y14r0j0o “How Sugababes paved the way for pop at Glastonbury” Er no, BBC and Mark Savage. You are displaying your amazing ignorance about the Glastonbury Festival. It started in 1970. It was always about ‘pop'(ular music.) Sugababes started in 1998 when according to your article, BBC, “they were barely at Secondary School.” The Sugababes have not paved the way for anything at Glastonbury, Glastonbury existed long before the Sugababes.

    Have you been smoking ‘something’, Mark Savage, in order to get into the festival spirit?

    BBC junk. Defund the BBC!

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  29. MarkyMark says:

    WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    Tickets to Glastonbury Festival Include:
    – Entry to the Festival, with over 3,000 performances across more than 100 stages
    – Five nights camping (with no early entry fees)
    – Free programme
    – Free mobile phone charging
    – Free on-site newspaper
    – Free mobile app
    – Free firewood
    – Kidzfield, where all entertainment, rides and activities are free of charge
    – Support for Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid and hundreds of other worthy causes (£2m given annually in recent years)
    – Funds to improve the Festival’s infrastructure and environmental impact

    https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/tickets/#BAS

    ………………………….

    Oxfam failed to act on reports children were being sexually abused by its workers in Haiti in 2011, according to a major Charity Commission inquiry which concluded the allegations were “not taken seriously enough”.11 Jun 2019

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  30. MarkyMark says:

    David Tennant is an Idiot

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  31. MarkyMark says:

    ‘Is she ok?’: AOC loses it at Bronx rally

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  32. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY NON-Watch #1 – it has happened at last!

    Nick Robinson could have had a scoop on his hands this morning. He interviewed Kevin Hollinrake MP, the Business Minister, but concentrated on ‘the-small-boats’. He should have asked Kevin about betting. The Daily Telegraph web-site informs me that Kevin Hollinrake is the only one of the betting Conservatives MPs or candidates who have placed a bet on the Conservatives to win the General Election.

    At last!

    I have a suspicion the Conservatives might be the largest Party in Westminster after the GE but maybe (I am hopeful) that they will be forced into a Coalition with the Reform Party. Will Rishi Sunak accept that? That is the big question. Faced with the inevitable resignation of a non-victorious Keir Starmer will Rishi accept a Coalition with Reform or fall on his own sword?

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    FULLY COSTED.

    “A 2019 review of the project, conducted by HS2’s chairman, Allan Cook, suggested that the final costs would be between £72.1 and £78.4bn (in 2015 prices) reflecting the “scale and complexity of the programme”, and admitting early estimates were “overly optimistic”.4”

    https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainer/hs2-costs

    Optimism bias: the government was too optimistic about how cheaply and quickly it could build HS2. This was shown in HS2 Ltd. adding less than half the contingency that Crossrail kept during its early development stages.

    NET ZERO WILL BE BETTER!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Funny isn’t it – the blues had that Asian fella who personally went around the country blowing up coal power stations – the reds have got their own loon in the shape of junior here …. Senior – I reckon – is about to perform the ‘ Cameron ‘ role for starmer ….

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      • Sluff says:

        I’m reminded of that old George Formby song
        ‘When I’m Cleaning Turbines’

        Turned out nice again.

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        • friend of yogi bear says:

          UNFAIR COMPARISON…

          I can’t agree that there is any comparison between George Formby and ed millibean.

          Formby was obviously far more inteligent , popular, attractive and had a far greater grasp of politics than poor sad ed. Although I laugh out loud when I see ed on the television ,he isn’t as funny as George.

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  34. MarkyMark says:

    Angela Rayner: Every part of Britain will take fair share of migrants
    fair share
    fair share
    fair share
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2024/06/26/labour-every-uk-borough-must-take-fair-share-migrants/

    …………………..

    Conservatives on EU INTEGRATION ““Suck it up! Suck it up!””

    Video of Anna Soubry saying “Suck it up! Suck it up!” “Anna Soubry vs Caroline Flint on the Norway/EEA option.”

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  35. MarkyMark says:

    Labour’s hunt for celebs off to a slow start (but Baldrick’s back)
    The party has spent £50,000 on a celebrity endorsements officer

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/labour-celebrity-endorsements-baldrick-tony-robinson-b1084976.html

    The party’s biggest get so far seems to be Tony Robinson arguably best known as Baldrick in Blackadder. He publicly backed Labour for years but tells us he withdrew his services in recent years because he disagreed with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party. Now he has returned as the voice-over in Labour’s recent party political broadcasts.

    ….

    Labour gains fans as dyed-in-the-wool Conservative Rod Stewart joins Carol Vorderman in berating Rishi Sunak’s government
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/27/carol-vorderman-and-rod-stewarts-attacks-on-tories-are-a-boost-for-starmer

    Rod Stewart left the UK and made his home in Los Angeles in 1975 to avoid the 83% tax on top earners that existed in Britain at the time. Toto Wolff was accused of being a tax exile by Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner. Wolff, who is originally from Austria, now resides in Monaco.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I think dear old rodney has returned to his homeland and being a good scotsman – lives in chigwell .. which is in the southern part of Scotland known as Essex …

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  36. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News

    It looks like the strategy for the final week of election campaigning is to not mention Reform at all .

    For instance – the world at one today spent the first 21 minutes on ‘immigration ‘ – without mentioning Reform at all – all cosy with the reds and blues and uncontrollable numbers arriving and staying …..
    I really hope someone is doing a ‘reform ‘ count – how many times this rapidly growing party gets a mention ….

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    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Fedup2

      Try searching “Reform” on the bbc website

      Funny set of results!

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  37. wwfc says:

    LOL

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  38. tomo says:

    MTG and another Aussie journalist angling for a gotcha etcetera….

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    bruises are part of the job when you are dishonest and manipulative…. skin like a rhino there though….

    https://stream.new/v/FOG2mapajz5bM00QcKytVkIcy5YWUmMaJsN7yRbcBzMY

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  39. Terminal Moraine says:

    Missed an interview with Azeem Rafiq on R5 earlier; he has a new book out: “It’s Not Banter, It’s Racism: What Cricket’s Dirty Secret Reveals about Our Society”.

    “… the never before-told truth behind the racism accusations that shocked a nation […] With heartbreaking honesty, Azeem reveals why he will always use his voice in a society that would prefer him to be voiceless.”

    Voiceless? Inquiries leading to resignations, hearings at the DCMS, a book deal, interviews on the BBC. (There’s another dirty secret affecting society Rafiq knows of and partakes in, but we don’t talk about that.)

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      “I must rush out and buy the book from that self-serving race baiter”.

      Said no-one ever.

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  40. Terminal Moraine says:

    Newsbeat is excited — “Glastonbury Festival announces first dedicated South Asian space”

    “The announcement follows rising calls for greater representation of British Asian music and artists. ‘This is a seminal moment for UK festival culture,’ says DJ and presenter Bobby Friction […] The space at Glastonbury has been described as ‘an alien jungle planet’.”

    No need to head off to Somerset, living in London I’m quite familiar with spaces like that.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-68854158

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    • tomo says:

      I went within 5 miles of the site today and at ca. 8am it was raining nicely and I smiled….

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Reminds me when I worked in the NHS and introduced to my new boss – an Indian Psychiatric Consultant. Chatting away he said he was a film buff, so I started prattling on about Humphrey Gocart, Brad Pitt, Fred Astaire. Of course he looked at me in bewilderment, he only knew about Indian musicals ……duh !

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  41. tomo says:

    ULEZ exempt trip down to Morrisons….

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  42. Rob in Cheshire says:

    I believe that Sir Keir Starmer KC, the former DPP, said last night that Sunak had been “convicted” and “paid his fine”.

    Such a distinguished lawyer might have been expected to know that Sunak paid a Fixed Penalty Notice, not a fine, which can only be imposed by a court. Payment of an FPN is not a conviction and does not lead to a criminal record. That is why few people go to court and risk a conviction, when paying a £50 FPN makes it all go away.

    Sir Keir seems strangely ignorant of the law. Perhaps that is why Sir Jimmy Savile got away with it when Sir Keir was DPP. Or perhaps Sirs stick together.

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    • tomo says:

      Starmer’s legal trophy cabinet is mostly full of stale air?

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Next he’ll be telling us that he’s forgotten he was (was? is?) some form of Trotskyist. Certainly the BBC will ‘forget’ to tell us that, although if they find a Reform or Conservative candidate who as much as read a National Front leaflet 40 years ago then they’ll be all over that.

      Britain: two-tier policing and two-tier media reporting.

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

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  43. tomo says:

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  44. Lucy Pevensey says:

    https://x.com/DefundBBC/status/1806314465454931988

    The BBC has admitted asking a contributor to state how they voted at the last election before being allowed on air.

    Only people that vote the ‘correct’ way get airtime at the Beeb.

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  45. tomo says:

    Climate Tax

    Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a farce and a scam

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  46. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    As well as the ‘Shy’ vote that Reform will be getting but is not featuring in the polls there’s another factor where Reform will increase their votes.

    I believe that Reform voters are very much motivated to go out and vote on the 4th (whatever the weather is like)

    Labour voters may think as it’s already won I’m not too bothered about going to vote.
    The other Labour voters, the Blue part, may be thinking it’s lost anyway so why bother.

    Reform voters would probably crawl over broken glass to get their vote in and that must be worth several percentage points.

    To add up these votes with the shy votes and then together with the (in my opinion) probable underscoring by the polls so far, we can add on a big percentage to the Reform votes whilst the Labour (red and white) percentages would probably be lower.

    I think the difference would raise the (around) 16-19% Reform vote to the mid twenties.

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  47. wwfc says:

    Meanwhile at the White House….

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  48. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – the BBC wouldn’t be trying to influence the result of the General Election, would they?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c511yz35rl8o

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    • Guest Who says:

      Of course they are.

      Along with everything else. And they are coordinated.

      https://x.com/afneil/status/1806363278861631523?s=61
      This is a remarkable story, raising huge questions about the consensus coverage of NYT, CNN, BBC and just about all the mainstream media over the years when it comes to supposedly disappearing atolls. Six years late NYT has finally caught up with the facts. What about CNN, BBC, Sky News etc?

      The ‘T’ in TNI stands for…?

      This comment is actually on point, given that twat Milipede, and the Tories, Limps, Greens are on the same idiotic death spiral spurred on by the msm.

      “William Poel
      @wpoel

      Andrew – given the massive influence the climate hoax is having on political policy, should we not just halt all electioneering (UK and US) until the result of a proper investigation into 30 years of gaslighting is published and debated?”

      Now that… I would vote for.

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      • Guest Who says:

        https://x.com/VoWalesOfficial/status/1806061060266274857
        This needs to be seen by everyone, especially
        @Nigel_Farage
        Today,
        @swpolice turned up at a friends house regarding his
        @reformparty_uk general election sign on his house, it gets better..
        The complaint came from a charity who has just bought the house next door to move immigrants into. It gets even better….
        After taking a photo of the Reform sign, watch him take a sneaky pic of the Lest We Forget Flag.

        The Establishment is the problem.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Guest Who – hope that’s true – nothing better that have plod come along to ‘check your thinking ‘… and expressing a political belief – an unapproved one – should be illegal …

          Those voters should be put into protective custody …

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