319 Responses to Start the Week 1st July 2024

  1. Scroblene says:

    Haaah…

    I really was awake this time, watching some YouTube before bed awaits…

    I still think that the MSM, and especially the awful BBC are complicit in a stitch up here, with the rise and rise of Mr Farage, and in the US with the fall and fall of Biden.

    Here in the UK elections, the MSM are relentless in their unwarranted aggression towards Mr Farage, who, after all, isn’t even elected/paid yet! They really are trying their hardest to discredit the man, who actually represented the majority of British Citizens, to get out of the corrupt and damaging EU. They are also not making an effort to investigate the spurious claims of both ‘major’ parties, and this in effect, is ‘sharp practice’, which is not the way decent citizens work and understand. Ofcom will turn the other cheek of course, it’s expected of them.

    In the US elections, the BBC leads in its left-wing biased denigration of Mr Trump, who is a successful businessman, yes, from investments made by his family before him, but how many posh fathers leave their money to their kids to squander on Ferraris, booze and loose women? Donald Trump certainly hasn’t wasted his due inheritance – much of which would have been attained during the squalor of Democrat intrusion. The Clintons sleasily understand how to make money in their own way, The Bidens certainly do, so what’s gone wrong then? Are wealth-creators aliens?

    So, I believe that the whole deprecation of ‘populist’, i.e. the Normal Indigenous People of this country, by the pretentious and pseudo-authoritarian bunch of ‘journos’ which seems to think they’re always right in giving their sub-standard information to the masses, is really going to backfire this week!

    The regular alternative ‘news’ outlets are gunning for their advert fees, and getting as much publicity as they can, probably more that the MSM and the momentum of their readership is far outstripping the dull, unimportant dross from the BBC, ITV, Sky and many other drones of dilatory inaction, as well as the Guardianistas and their tired and boring doctor’s chip-board-walled-waiting-room discourse.

    Nigel Farage’s two-hour display of British exclamation was a triumph for Normal British Citizens, and will go down as the one speech which changed the whole election this Thrusday!

    Vote Reform!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Vote for UNpopulist not populist??!
      HA HA HA!

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    • Nibor says:

      Scobs,

      What`s the betting now that the BBC start a campaign and talk about how bad Britain will be if he is the official opposition .?
      On Wednesday it will be is Nigel Farage sane enough if he is the winner and has his hand over the nuclear button .

      Thursday they are in purdah , but there will be something , as in a constituency doesn`t have enough [expert] in a hospital due to immigration controls .

      Friday hopefully the cases of champagne will be sent back and gin to replace .

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      • Scroblene says:

        I’m sure that the panic in W1AA is causing knicker-replacements in spades as we speak, Nibor!

        Jim Davidson is running a Ustreme channel (free of the Beeboid tax of course), to report the election!

        I may not be there as Scrobs, as I preserve my identity to chums like you, but It seems like a realistic antidote to the greedy, leftie, dribbling Beeboid, Skylite, ITVMGBGT, and the rest of the leftie bunch of kids with iPhones to gawp at while waiting for the school bus!

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      • G says:

        I seem to recall Ch. 4 produced a fictional docudrama scenario of what a PM Farage / UKIP would do for the country. Needless to say, it was, as I recall totally apocalyptic. 2014 –

        https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/channel-4-puts-ukip-in-power/5079252.article

        Like Channel 4’s ‘part-time’ employee, their revulsion for NF is blatant. Surprised they haven’t wheeled that docudrama out and give it a dusting off before re-release.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Good opening bat Scrobs ! (Referring to your first post, but the vagaries of this site means comments dont end up where you want them 😉 )

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      • Scroblene says:

        Thank you Brissles!

        Have to admit that the Tesco Three Barrels was beginning to flow more than somewhat…

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      We need to spell it out more often….

      POPULISM IS DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    “More wounded Palestinians tell BBC the Israeli army forced them on to jeep”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw4y91032d1o

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    Fact checkers – no way to dispute these things.

    “Mark Dice on big tech’s effort to censor conservatives and influence the 2020 election”

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    “Banksy has appeared to confirm he was behind a stunt during a band’s headline set at Glastonbury Festival – involving an inflatable raft holding dummies of migrants in lifejackets.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/ced3we4kvgpo

    Banksy is rich?
    Banksy lives in another country?
    Banksy pays not taxes?
    Banksy avoids the NHS and goes private?
    Banksy has 0 migrants in his house?
    Banksy is wanted by the HMRC?

    “Wearing the Banksy-designed vest, Stormzy used his 2019 set to highlight inequality in the justice system, and the arts.”

    “inequality in the justice system, and the arts”

    “Migration is a key theme at this year’s Glastonbury Festival,”

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    Glastonbury hosts woke new stage celebrating immigration to the UK and declaring ‘no human is illegal’ (though there are 30 foot fences around the festival to keep undesirables out!)
    Banksy is rumoured to have been involved in producing the new festival area
    The zone dubbed Terminal 1 is constructed with ‘re-purposed’ airport materials

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13582589/Glastonbury-woke-new-stage-celebrating-immigration-UK.html

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    • Scroblene says:

      On the recreation ground in our village, there’s a new Maga netball, tennis, football pitch with a hard surface and a sky-high steel fence, rather like they use in prisons. ( I worked on prison design many years ago, and haven’t seen one from the inside, so to speak).

      Kids bang their balls against it, and it makes a noise, but they’re safe there, and nobody worries about them! Dogs aren’t allowed in. Whenever a few kids get organised, which is pretty rare, they prance around aimlessly, listening to a crap sort of noise, (‘music’), and while it’s good to see them getting out of bed to do some exercise, they really don’t have much enthusiasm for what they do there…

      Bit like Glasto really…

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Surely to be completely realistic the dummies on the boat should have hurled nail bombs into the crowd – especially if they were children around. At another point the dummies could have leapt out of the boat and started stabbing people at random.

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  5. pugnazious says:

    Echoes of Rotherham and Rochdale where thousands of children were sacrificed to an ideology…..the BBC has a duty to report and has failed to do so…not because of some procedural failure but a deliberate and sinister attempt to hide the truth in order to keep on promoting an ideology that has done enormous harm to so many children the grooming of whom by teachers, media, politicians and medical staff captured by the trans lobby is pretty much criminal…..

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I was told today by a relative in Rotherham that there are no Tory candidates on the ballot paper in certain districts, BUT there are Reform candidates, …. so with any luck ….

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Hitler phones Kier Starmer

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  7. Nibor says:

    All he said was Brexit was a Good Thing .
    And the next fellow said he disagreed .

    Then the audience went wild and whooped and cheered and clapped and God knows what else .

    I`m talking about Any Questions Radio 4 Friday 8pm Saturday 1.15pm .
    {sorry after the audience the off switch was used }

    For God`s sake what`s happened to civilised debate ? No , perhaps civilised debate is happening , but not at the BBC

    The audience went into overdrive in the usual BBC audience way BEFORE they heard any cogent arguments against the first speaker . They excite themselves literally after the first sentence is uttered . It`s a waste of time the panellists expounding on their views , they might just as well hold up a placard like in Blankety Blank with a trite soundbite and let the audience rip .
    A Clapometer [Opportunity Knocks ] would be better . A Whoopometer even better still .

    The wrestling programmes seem more honest .

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  8. tomo says:

    It would be neat if DJT could go cross-eyed on demand …

    however ….

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  9. Deborah says:

    Whenever I hear of Glastonbury, my first thought is always wondering how many the BBC have sent to nominally work there this year. Usually I haven’t even heard of the headlining acts although I did read that an Albanian woman rushed to the Palestinian flags and that Chris Martin called out support for Israel. Does anyone know how any the BBC sent this year to cover the event? Apparently tickets were £350 each and 200,000 were sold. I think that makes £70 million without tv rights etc.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Why have MSM not reported news that TR has been de-arrested by Canadian Border Force and has got his passport back ?
    Well Nick Lowles didn’t tell them to.

    Nick Lowles is main voice for HnH
    a Labour Party front group
    a weapon that DEHUMANISES main people who challenge Labour dogma

    Lowles is obsessed with TR
    & constantly pushes stories for MSM to copy&paste
    Here TR’s Canada arrest
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    Yet NO CHARGES passport returned on Saturday
    Lowles made no follow up

    BlackBeltBarrister checked the Canadian ETA form page
    said it actually has no question about past convictions
    So the officer in the video is deceiving
    (I checked too)

    TR’s lawyers contested the seizing of his passport
    & rather than go to court Border Control backed down

    Note HnH’s own account has not tweeted since June 21st
    as it got SUSPENDED for breaking doxxing rules
    10 days without tweeting so far

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    • Mrs Kitty says:

      I enjoy reminding leftists and liberals that Stephanie A Gregory Clifford is aka Stormy Daniels when they pull that name stunt. Petty but fun.

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  11. JohnC says:

    Reform UK candidate disowns party and backs Conservatives following racism row
    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/c98qvddx78nt

    My God : I casualy checked the BBC election page and discover ANOTHER onslaught against Reform.

    ONE reform candidate defects to the Tories accusing Reform of racism and the BBC have TWO articles about the same thing with one being the BBC big-gun the ‘live update’ where they can feed headline after headline for days.

    Then they repeat ALL the claims about Reform candidates again. All of them are convoluted but the BBC make a point of repeating them.

    It’s beyond outrageous bias. They have done this so many time against right-wing politicians and never against the Left that it is clear everybody who should be stopping this is part of the same problem.

    Meanwhile they put this as a front page headline as well:
    ‘Sunday Times newspaper endorses Labour Party’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cj504619e63o

    SO WHAT ?.

    This article is the classic BBC repeating totally biased material by saying it’s what someone else said.

    And right in the middle in a paragraph all of it’s own we get:

    ‘”Britain now needs a radical reset,” it said.’

    One thing we do agree on BBC. And more government even further to the Left is not going to do it.

    The BIG story in this election is how Reform have come from nowhere to almost being the opposition. And the response from the BBC is to smear them at every opportunity because they don’t agree with their politics.

    I can’t believe a single person who actually follows the news thinks the BBC are not biased. The only ones who will say they are are Leftie hypocrites who like it like this.

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    • Scroblene says:

      Good one John!

      One of the biggest cheers at Nigel Farage’s brilliant display of true Britishness yesterday, was the moment when he said that he would abolish the TV tax!

      Are there enough leftie, kidult radio stations in the country to be able to accommodate all the redundant cubiclists when that happens?

      Unfortunately, LBC, the place where lots of beeboids finish up after being kicked out from W1AA, has Marr and Sopel on Election night, so will be unwatchable!

      I think I’ll watch Jim Davidson’s Ustreme channel – it’s free for one night!

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  12. JohnC says:

    Now that right-wing parties are becoming mainstream, it’s about time the BBC stopped calling them ‘far-right’.

    Or will they change the definition again ?.

    While checking wiki, I discovered another phrase they’ve invented !!. It’s actually nothing whatsoever to do with race – but they’ve kept the word in there anyway: ‘Cultural Racism’. It is defined as:

    ‘”the racism of cultural difference”

    It would be ‘culturalism’. Not ‘racism’ you activist cretins. It has nothing whatsoever to do with race.

    But you can’t spit that out and make it sound nasty like ‘racist’ so they simply call it racist.

    You couldn’t make it up. But they can whenever it suits them.

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  13. andyjsnape says:

    France’s far right celebrates lead and seeks majority
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx82n333ze7o

    Far right, far right. The liikes of the bbc always like to remind us.

    Yet, doesn’t label the FAR LEFT

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Graun goes full Graun. Never go full Graun.

    https://x.com/guardian/status/1807452854451347740?s=61
    Could the UK soon have the most working-class cabinet of all time?

    #CCBGB

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      I wonder if Starmer uses his ‘my dad was a toolmaker’ line much at Davos.

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Today
    I sometimes wonder if presenters are even slightly aware that they are projecting their own ( bbc ) views and not the neutral reporting they are meant to do ?

    For instance our Justin is in France because slimy macron has been beaten by the ‘hard ‘ or is it ‘far ‘ Right …. Now you can hear the alarm in our Justin’s voice ….

    It’s bad – but our Justin doesn’t explain what ‘hard’ or ‘far’ right politics actually is ….
    Or why a lot of people vote for ‘the right ‘.

    So the BBC is anti democratic – only the approved can be supported – and the approved get the full easy support – you can hear the voice tone change …

    The question in the end is ‘what is the hard right ‘?

    And saying that a 1940 Vichy government is back again just does not make it . Destroy the BBC

    Vote reform

    UPDATE
    Our Justin interviews a lady from the French ‘far right ‘ – these are they policies –

    Do what people want –

    Eg reduce energy prices to make life easy
    Deal with criminality
    Remove illegals from France
    Stop anti republic – anti French religions ( Islam ) from extremism

    The last one really upset our Justin – as we know the BBC was subverted by Islam years ago …

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    • BRISSLES says:

      No mention of not being able to see a GP on that list ! Lucky buggers !

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Brissles – could that be that ‘our NHS’ is not the world beater us proles are told it is ? And that maybe the system de France is … er … better ?

        But a general observation ….. I’ve been going to a private dentist for maybe 15 years – I prioritise health – no sky for me –

        Back then the practice was quiet – sedate – …but I’ve noticed – as a sadly frequent visitors – fillings crowns veneers implants – that the place has got busier and busier …
        Every time I go I notice the tell tail signs – new customers / patients have to fill out forms – and there’s a lot of forms being filled out ….
        Even though looking at the price list – the cost of a filling is … gob smacking ..

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Its a toxic state of affairs. Despite the ever increasing housing developments around our very small town, I’ve discovered there is only ever ONE GP physically in our surgery … there ARE TWO others but they work from home ! Now “home” could well be Newcastle, or the Isle of Man or Ibiza ! Who knows?

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    • moggiemoo says:

      I don’t know what she’s complaining about, they are removing the illegals from France – to the UK.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Moggie – that is what people listening to that crap were shouting at the DAB wireless …

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Today update

    Justin interviewing a lady from – hopefully – the new government – you can hear he doesn’t want to talk to her – but then he interviews someone from the far left ( my words ) – then a mate from the macron party – Justin cheered up enormously …
    You can hear – smell – the far left bbc bias – I listen out of duty – but I find it disgusting …

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Football
    Watching the woke Englandistan game – it reminded me of the blue sunak regime – Southgate = sunak – inept – unable to make decisions – standing there hopeless – with a team which on paper should wipe most oppositions away – but in reality were tired -lazy – dismal – just like those outgoing blue MPs.

    Southgate got lucky – sunak will hopefully be destroyed …

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  18. andyjsnape says:

    bbc makes an announcement:_

    Energy prices fall but relief may be temporary
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c6pp2jdz2pdo

    Of course they will rise bbc, the energy companies always rip the bill payer off in the winter months!

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    • Sluff says:

      Supply and demand.
      A system not available with the NHS.
      The result is very very long waiting lists.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I have just come back from a trip to the Netherlands. In the summer there are times when the electricity from solar panels exceeds demand. When this happens the companies with panels on their roofs are charged to supply electricity to the grid.

      So companies without a feed-in agreement simply turn of their panels at the weekend so they don’t get fined.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Invade France for free energy!

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC – but the Tim Stanley column from the DT on Biden – young Tim is writing very well these days and worth the discounted subscription – enjoy –

    STARTS Joe Biden might not remember his debate performance, but the world does, and it’s etched on our memory as a symbol of national decline. As the Democrats discussed who might replace him on the ticket – “Can Jimmy Carter still walk?” – I thought, “They’ll have to prise it from his cold dead hand.” For this tragedy is about a man in total denial, enabled by a system steeped in paranoid fantasy. The Democrats kept us distracted with Russiagate, January 6 and “Trump humped a porn star” while the world’s last superpower was being run by a zombie.

    The American empire looks old. Old and tacky. If Ronald Reagan was, to quote Gore Vidal, “a triumph of the embalmer’s art”, Joe resembles an ostrich stuffed by an amateur – his eyes black marbles, the sharp teeth set in an alarming grin. The president belongs to a vain generation that thinks it figured out how to run the world in 1968 and now won’t let go. Senator Dianne Feinstein passed away in office at 90. Nancy Pelosi stepped aside as Speaker at the tender age of 82. Biden, 81, has done nothing but politics, having entered the Senate in 1973 and run for the presidency three times – dropping out on the first go because he was caught stealing his lines rather than fluffing them.

    So, we are where we are because of Joe. Feel no pity: he’s a narcissist who can’t see his limits. A truly wise, compassionate and patriotic man, to borrow some of the titles bestowed on this Caesar Arthritis by his courtiers, would’ve settled for one term and used it to groom a successor. Instead, he insisted on entering the 2024 primaries practically unopposed, putting him in control of almost every delegate at the August convention.

    This left no practical way to remove the old fool from the nomination without his consent. Even if he gave it, the prospect of an unplanned “open” convention has long filled the Democrat leadership with dread. They are control freaks. They fear the delegates who hate Netanyahu and love Bernie Sanders. But most importantly, they’ve seen the polling and know that, even on a sad day, Biden polls slightly better than Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom et al. That’s why they’ve stuck with him for so long.

    The party that thought Hillary Clinton could beat Donald Trump in 2016 prefers mediocrity to risk. Besides, nobody wants to pick a fight with Jill, Joe’s terrifying, Cerberus-like wife. She introduced him to a post-debate crowd with the words: “You did such a great job, you answered every question!” He also finished his cookies and went to the bathroom all by himself.

    Jill reminds one of Edith Wilson, the wife of president Woodrow Wilson, who, when Woodrow had a stroke, locked her husband in the bedroom, pretended he was fine, and took over the management of the country. All government, one might say, is a conspiracy – power consolidated, hoarded and clouded in spin. Biden’s White House is run by a tiny group of fierce loyalists. They have disagreements but circle the wagons once policy is decided, which is why they stuck so doggedly and stupidly to Joe’s bungled dash from Afghanistan.

    Of the debate, they said immediately that “he had a cold”: a bad night, yes, but we’ve months to recover. Someone tipped off journalists that the president gets tired after 4pm, a detail published as if it were a stunning revelation.

    We’ve known his work patterns via the White House logs for ages. There’s a reason why Trump nicknamed him “Sleepy Joe” in 2020 and accused him of hiding in his basement – but the US media joined the administration in closing ranks. People who pointed out the president’s obvious decline were accused of taking moments out of context, being mean or even displaying an anti-age prejudice akin to racism (yes, that card was played).

    Journalists gaslit America. TV host Joe Scarborough described Biden four months ago as “far beyond cogent, in fact I think he’s better than he’s ever been, intellectually, analytically”. Only after the debate did he suggest that his friend consider retirement.

    The U-turn is as preposterous as the original direction. A thousand articles have been published to say “Dear Joe, we love you so, but you need to go – to save the world from Trump.” But wasn’t the time to tell grandpa he needs to take a rest before he secured his delegates for renomination?

    The “be kind” crowd has participated in one of the most shocking cases of elder abuse in history, driven by the lunatic consensus that even someone incapable of doing the job would be better than a Republican nominee. They have charged the GOP with cowardice for sticking with Trump, yet done exactly the same themselves – labelling anyone within their own ranks who dared to question Biden’s faculties a far-Right stooge.

    A New York Times editorial finally argued, long after the damage was done, that Biden should step aside. It also said that if he didn’t, it would still support him “unequivocally” over Trump, preferring senility to criminality – a new twist on “Better Dead than Red.” With such low expectations, why not hand the nomination over to Jimmy Carter? He has the age of an Old Testament prophet, yes, but also the wisdom and character, having spent his retirement building houses and overseeing elections. A man from a better age, when public servants put the people first.ENDS

    BTW feedback for me is valuable because if I put this stuff up and no one reads it I won’t bother any more …

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    • Scroblene says:

      Morning Fed!

      I always read it, because I assume you’re paying a sub for the stuff in the DT, and like you say, there are still some good journalists there! Blimey, I can remember when Boris Johnson used to get a by-line AND a picture of him scowling at the camera, and wondering if he really was the devil incarnate!

      I don’t subscribe to any papers now, so my news comes from any sources I choose as long as they’re free, and from recognised commenters who actually make decent wordage!

      Thinking about your comment earlier, about the leftie cubiclists calling everyone they don’t like as ‘far right’, maybe they should take a leaf out of The Stanley Matthews Book of Football Positions, 1958!

      Then we could have, outside right, inside right, centre forward, inside left, outside left!

      Sorted!

      That way perhaps Southgate could also start winning a few games, and not field ‘clouters’, ‘plonkers’, ‘bonkers’ or ‘divers’…

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Scroblene – thank you -‘ extreme’ ‘ hard ‘or ‘far ‘- easy for the BBC to label people who are trying to hold back the tide –

        It really won’t end well ….

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      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        When the bbbc do the commentary on an England game do they refer to Saka as a Far Right Winger?

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    • Greencoat says:

      Fed, thanks for posting this – I had already read the original piece in the DT. But yes, Biden’s position is the result of a tribal honorific that the Democrats decided that he was owed simply for (ineffectually) sticking around for so long. They felt they could do this because in their minds – and this applies equally to Fake Conservatives in the UK – their own inward little world is all that matters and elections and voters and all that stuff are just cogs in the great progressive machine that carries them ever along.
      That machine is now beginning to over-heat. Soon it will topple over and coming crashing down – and speed the day!

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Greeny
        I’m trying to work out the Obama ‘play ‘ – he ll have known Biden would not stand up to even mild controlled scrutiny – but why risk the internal dissent in the run up to final nomination ?

        Why not just have Biden be flatly replaced without more public exposure > ? Has Jill threatened a ‘tell all ‘ because she wants a second term ?
        She will know that the voting system is still fixed for a solid win whatever state sleepy joe is in .., plus the democrat DoJ will throwing political trials as president trump ….

        As I’ve said here before – Mrs Obama would be the ideal unifying candidate for the dems and – I’d have thought – difficult to fight against …. Although kamela would be deluded to think it’s the job for her ….

        None of them have time for us / Europe and when starmer goes over there he’ll probably be met in a kitchen like Gordon brown was once ….

        Putin must be laughing his bits off ..

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    • Deborah says:

      Yes, Fedup2 I appreciate it when you put these things up. I didn’t know about Woodrow Wilson’s ill health or his wife. Scary how history repeats itself.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Fedup great articles like that one are always worth posting.

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  20. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the BBC is in a (far) right lather over the first round of the French Election

    I’m not sure the CO2 emissions that the BBC keep reminding us are so bad that JustRemainIn Webb going all the way to Rouen, setting up a temporary studio in a cafe (on expenses), or Mishal Husain travelling up to and around Scotland are justified. I have been noting recently just how many people the BBC have in Paris. They have been joined by John Sudworth and, I think, one other just to report on the French Election.

    The BBC: emitting CO2 and telling you how bad it is for the planet!

    I am sure Hugh Schofield, the BBC correspondent in Paris, could have travelled by bus or train from Paris to Rouen (which according to the BBC do not emit any CO2!) and could have reported quite adequately even if the BBC do not have a studio there. I seem to recall the BBC have some Scotland Correspondents already in Scotland but that would have deprived poor Mishal of going on a ‘jolly’ from London or Salford to Scotland.

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Upsnuff so what you are saying is that capturing CO2 and then piping it into the bBC studios would be good for the environment because it would save energy.

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  21. vlad says:

    Paul Thorpe on BBC bias and treachery amounting to election interference.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Can you imagine the reception a man like this – with that accent – would be treated by the BBC ?

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    • Flotsam says:

      Is that a marshmallow teacake on his microphone?

      He’s spot on of course.
      I was listening to BBC local radio yesterday in the car on a long drive with the Nigerian presenter Dotun Adebayo. It was yet again a parade of left wing, pro immigrant, anti Tory tripe. As Paul Thorpe says, the BBC no longer pretend to be unbiased, they are confident of a pro BBC Labour Government, they will be untouchable.

      My son who isn’t an anti BBC activist commented on the Leaders debate last week. he said the audience seemed to be silent when when selected BBC audience Sunak spoke and applauded, whooping when Starmer spoke.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      vlad, the next TOADY Watch is on Election Interference.

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  22. Lucy Pevensey says:

    “If voting could change anything, it wouldn’t be permitted”

    Or words to that effect, attributed widely to Mark Twain & sometimes others. I don’t know the origin but I have been inclined to agree with it. We can see that so many things are rigged against us.

    We should take heart though & make sure we get our votes in. We won’t get a Reform landslide but if voting was futile- why is the establishment media so thoroughly desperate to stop Reform?

    I’m taking a black biro with me. I’ve looked it up and it is legal. Those little pencils they supply bother me somewhat.

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  23. Sluff says:

    Having heard wall-to-wall diatribes and scaremongering on Toady about the ‘Far Right’ winning the French election I can’t help noticing the French stock market is up over 1.5% at the time of writing, as against around 0.4% for the UK and German markets.

    So it appears not everyone sees the result as a bad thing.

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  24. Sluff says:

    Oh, how I love it when some touchy-feely. ‘Community’, socialist nirvana dream goes absolutely t*** up.

    From the BBC website

    ‘Affordable home families hit by 450% gas price rise’
    Residents of affordable housing developments in Edinburgh have said they are “living in a horror story” after being hit with a massive rise in their gas bill as costs are beginning to fall across the rest of the country.
    The Harvester’s Way development has 180 properties which are all connected to a district heating system, where one huge gas boiler provides heating and hot water to all the homes.
    It is billed as a greener and more efficient way to heat their homes but it also means residents are unable to shop around for the best prices.
    Places For People Scotland, which operates about 1,000 homes across five sites in Edinburgh, has told residents the tariff for gas will jump 450% from 1 August, meaning people in a two-bedroom flat could be paying as much as £400 a month.
    It said the new heat tariff was procured at the end of last year and reflected the market conditions at the time.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cmm2n3527m4o#:~:text=Affordable%20home%20families%20hit%20by%20450%25%20gas%20price%20rise&text=Residents%20of%20affordable%20housing%20developments,the%20rest%20of%20the%20country.

    Note that last sentence.
    Who did the procuring?
    Do we know?
    Will we be told?
    Will we ever find out?
    Have they been sacked?
    Have they switched jobs?
    Is it some anonymous public sector apparatchik hiding behind his/ her desk, hoping to be promoted?
    It’s how the public sector works.

    And it’s another grievance story. People get brand new, affordable i.e taxpayer subsidised ( I.e people pay for their own homes AND someone else’s as well) living quarters and yet there is still a massive whinge to be had.

    The BBC. Maximum whinge. Zero analysis. When it suits.

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  25. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I wonder if the bbbc people working there are aware of the bias.
    The question time audiences for example. Every time somebody says we should welcome the dinghy people there’s a full house applause but if somebody says it should be controlled….silence.
    The same for all the left v (far) right arguments such as net zero global warming/cooling/boiling, whatever it is this week.

    JohnC puts pictures up of the children who write their articles for the bbbc (don’t they all look the same) and I think they must all be brainwashed at school and uni.

    If it was somehow reversed and we, the (far) right, got the massive preferential treatment and the full bias that the left currently get, I would genuinely feel embarrassed, yet the wokies appear never to realise how the lefty media are fully on board with them. Are they really so blinkered that they can’t see what’s going on.

    *I have referred to the ‘right’ as (far) right in case any wokies are reading this and don’t know what the ‘right’ is.
    I also must admit that I am a far right, racist, bigoted, nazi because I voted for Brexit.

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  26. Flotsam says:

    Starmer claims the Labour Party is changed, he hasn’t changed it. Don’t be fooled, the Labour Party has not changed, only the presentation. The Labour Party is a hard left political Party, Starmer is a Communist authoritarian.

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  27. JohnC says:

    Well well well.
    The BBC have stopped calling ‘National Rally’ far-right !. Clearly is was a directive to try and influence the outcome of the election by the BBC and now it has failed, they realise they have trivialised the whole meaning of the phrase and have abruptly stopped using it.

    I suspect it’s because it loses it’s impact when the party they have labelled ‘extremeists ‘is duly elected in a free and fair election and they want to keep their powder dry to use against Reform and others.

    What stands out though is how every reporter has suddenly changed tact. Which means it is a political directive from the commissars. I wonder if they had a meeting or they sent a memo for ‘todays agenda’.

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – the BBC actually inviting and facilitating General Election interference!

    I remember how upset the BBC became during the run up to the November 2016 US Presidential Election when the Republican candidate was said to have had Russian backing. The BBC were apopletic for quite a while. I am surprised that the BBC invited on to TOADY a representative of Eli Lilly. If I recall correctly, he was English sounding and so probably worked at their base in, iirc, Surrey. I know someone who works for them but he is a Scot.

    The BBC actually invited this person from a USA company to interfere in the forthcoming General Election on the subject of planning laws. The Labour Party are promising to change the UK planning laws mostly for housing but as both Starmer and Reeves are going for growth in the UK economy, I am sure a new factory for Eli Lilly to manufacture pharmaceuticals would be welcomed by the Labour leadership.

    Incredible that the BBC should actually invite & facilitate this interference in a UK GE!

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    I wonder if anyone s mind has been changed by what they hear on ‘today ‘ … indeed – once a ‘mind’ is made up these days when is it changed ?
    The bbc doesn’t really do ‘facts’ – it does ‘approved things ‘ with approved people – such as those employed by the Obama regime … or employees of Blair or fellow lefty journos …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, I agree although when the BBC employed Eric Blair he was said to be inspired to write his dystopian novel ‘1984’ by his work at the Corporation.

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Admin announcement

    Our election coverage is in final planning – biased bbc reporters will provide the most extensive coverage available going through night for all the ‘big votes ‘ …. To the early hours and beyond ….
    Or maybe I ll just go to bed early and wake up to the next tax increases … a little bit more … broadest shoulders …

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  31. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not on the BBC — Reuters reports ten days ago “Islamist terrorism main concern ahead of Paris Games, city’s police chief says”.

    “Islamist terrorism remains our main concern […] The terrorist threat remains just as important as the protest threat posed by radical environmental groups, the ultra left and the pro-Palestinian movement,” Nunez said.”

    That’s quite a medley of special interest groups. No wonder the BBC don’t report it. Meanwhile in Nigeria female suicide bombers targeted a wedding, a funeral and a hospital, killing 18 and injuring 30. BBC correspondents sat at their desks befuddled over the rise of the right wing in France.

    ———
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/islamist-terrorism-main-concern-ahead-paris-games-citys-police-chief-says-2024-06-21/

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  32. Terminal Moraine says:

    Classic BBC pic from the weekend… as traditional as a Matterhorn-shaped cuckoo clock made of chocolate…

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  33. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    A Labour politician visited a remote little rural village and asked the inhabitants what the government could do for them.

    “We have two big needs,” said the village headman.

    “First, we have a hospital but no doctor.”

    The Labour politician whipped out his cellphone, spoke for a while, and then said:

    “I have sorted it out. A doctor will arrive here tomorrow. What is your other need?”

    “We have no cellphone reception at all in our village.”

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    • Up2snuff says:

      🙂 x 10, EG, although I don’t have much broadband speed or bandwidth today. 🙁

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  34. Rob in Cheshire says:

    Five Dead described some policies of the “far right” RN in France this morning. These included prioritising French citizens over foreigners for social security, and ending the automatic right to French citizenship for a child born in France to foreign parents.

    Such extremism! Truly, the spirit of Marshal Petain stalks the land. Down with the Far Right! Boo! Hiss!

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Did the BBC refer to the Government of Charles de Gaulle as Far Right or Hard Right? I seem to recall it was such!

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  35. digg says:

    I think the BBC’s attack on anything to the right of Marxism will blow up.

    The French look like they are about to obliterate the deceitful llefties who have hogtied them to the EU and flooded their Country with illegal immigrants.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/cn087x77g1dt

    This will mushroom across the Western World and it will be a direct result of the crap that has been injected into their civilisations by these globalists, lefties and centrists.

    The worm is turning!

    Wait to see what happens in the US, Canada, Eastern Europe, Australia, etc. and I predict a falling house of cards Workdwide.

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    • tomo says:

      As far as France is concerned – their pols ignored a popular vote as well over the EU project.

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  36. tomo says:

    Conservatives doomed now

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Elton John defends Harry and Meghan’s use of private jets
      Published
      19 August 2019

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49398852

      Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s use of private jets – and said he paid to carbon offset their trip to his French home.

      The singer said he provided Prince Harry, Meghan and their son Archie with his private plane to “maintain a high level of much-needed protection”.

      YOU DO NOT HAVE A PLANE.
      YOU DO NOT HAVE PROTECTION.
      YOU HAVE TO PAY TAXES! HA HA HAHAH!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      I imagine they have not r4ead the manifesto?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Presumably they are domiciled in a tax haven and can only visit the UK for 183 days a year ? And no voting rights….

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      If Sir Reg Dwight says I should vote Labour, then I certainly will. I always vote for the man with the most ridiculous hairpiece.

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  37. tomo says:

    Steady stream of helicopters running folk back from Glastonbury to London clattering overhead this morning here.

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  38. tomo says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      FREE ENERGY = FREE !!!!
      ** conditions apply

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    • Up2snuff says:

      tomo, have just checked – electric cars are still exempt from congestion and ULEZ charges.

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  39. MarkyMark says:

    The organisers of Glastonbury Festival, the world’s biggest music festival, have been ordered to pay £31,000 in fines and costs for pollution offences involving human sewage.

    More than 4km of the Whitelake River was polluted after approximately 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage escaped from a temporary storage tank on a farm at Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, on June 29, 2014. The pollution killed more than 40 fish and effectively wiped out the local trout population.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/glastonbury-festival-fined-for-causing-pollution#:~:text=More%20than%204km%20of%20the,out%20the%20local%20trout%20population.

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  40. tomo says:

    Shame he’s not using Net Zero sums for the length of the bungee?

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    • Nibor says:

      I bet the Post Office sub postmasters wanted the bungee rope round his neck .

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m only vaguely aware that Eddy is running a campaign based on ‘dares ‘ – is it for a bet ? Or some gameshow ? Or just to avoid sub postmasters who he never had the time for when post master general ?
        And incredibly – people are gonna vote liberal …..

        And and fool voting green should just look at the energy standing charge each morning …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      tomo, aah but I have voted Liberal in the past and have sacked Michael Portillo! Wouldn’t vote LimpDems now as they want to take us back into the EU. Vote Conservative or Reform on Thursday to save the UK from a disasterous Labour:LimpDem Coalition

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  41. tomo says:

    The obligatory Monday at Glasto stuff – another pair of helicopters overhead…

       16 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Relax .. in other news … Chris Martin gave a Coldplay fan a lift to a music festival they were playing
      By Lisa Respers France, CNN
      Updated 12:12 PM EDT, Tue June 4, 2024

      While she was resting against a fence, Glenn said, a black Mercedes pulled up alongside her and a woman inside the vehicle offered her a ride.

      black Mercedes? pedal power?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Wonder if anyone is going to tell the crowd at Glastonbury they they are paying for the ‘c’ list ….

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        • Scroblene says:

          Nice place to chuck the illegals for a few months! Plenty of tents to kip in!

          Thay can pay us back by cleaning up the place.

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          • BRISSLES says:

            That won’t happen, they’ll feel at home surrounded by all the detritus.

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  42. tomo says:

    Vote for Pootin

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  43. tomo says:

    I’d wager a *lot* that the caverns haven’t been tested for Hydrogen tight operation

    desperate….

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2024/07/01/vast-salt-caverns-to-store-hydrogen-under-former-royal-navy-base/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      SI-73-8701_Thomas%20Paone.jpg?h=f74b64af&itok=pIaXLz5w

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Naval ships do not float very well in hydrogen if there is a mass escape of gas from an under-water cavern.

      (c) bBC Verified Fact 2024

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  44. tomo says:

    Jill Biden likes being POTUS

    biden-trainwreck.jpg

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    • MarkyMark says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I think Carlson is wrong – does he now accept that Obama is not the actual president ? Or that the election was stolen ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “The reason many of us have been critical of Barack Obama’s outrageous $400,000 speaking fee is that it robs us of a fantasy: that sooner or later, the first black president was going to use his considerable powers, in or out of office, to help the economic ravages of the poor, who are disproportionately black.

      That Obama’s project was or ever would be racial and economic justice was always a dream – and the sooner we let go of this and recognize Obama for who he is and what he does, the better we’ll all be.

      Some people who disagree with me believe I am racist … I fantasized that he’d join us on the front lines of marches, battle for the salvation of Obamacare in ingenious ways, and maybe turn up at a Black Lives Matter event. But this was all a fantasy. …”

      Also of interest .. Ten most inane things in Obama’s awful speech “Otherwise, virtually everything was confused or misleading. More than that, he revealed he has no idea what he’s doing.” {washingtonpost – Jennifer Rubin – Conservative – may2013}

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/05/23/ten-most-inane-things-in-obamas-awful-speech/?utm_term=.bf9c60453f11

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  45. tomo says:

    Desperate much?

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  46. tomo says:

    Election interference

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  47. tomo says:

    deep fake?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Davos or Westminster?” Starmer: “Davos”

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      • G says:

        “Klaus Schwab, the elderly idiot” (and Davos more)

        Tucker Carlson.

        Perhaps it is where Starmer gets it from……………..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – thanks – if that’s what he thinks of Liverpool I’m gonna vote for him ….

      Vote reform

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  48. tomo says:

    reminder

    He’s (Bannon) being thrown into jail today

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  49. MarkyMark says:

    Glastonbury 2024: 15 magical and memorable moments
    15) Naked Chris Martin

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c0ve1zn9wlyo

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