319 Responses to Start the Week 1st July 2024

  1. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC News need to tell us that data interpretation is not a simple process.

    A caution that never applies to climate models or enormous biological experiments, when the MSM revert back to their preferred role as simpletons.

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    SAS war crimes inquiry obtains huge cache of new evidence, BBC reveals
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/ce44ew9n22qo

    The public inquiry into alleged SAS war crimes in Afghanistan has obtained a previously deleted cache of data that could hold crucial evidence, the BBC can reveal.

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    Bacha bāzī (Persian: بچه بازی, lit. ’boy play’)[1] is a practice in which men (sometimes called bacha baz) buy and keep adolescent boys (sometimes called dancing boys) for entertainment and sex.[2][3] It is a custom in Afghanistan and in historical Turkestan and often involves sexual slavery and child prostitution by older men of young adolescent males.[4]

    It is a custom in Afghanistan … ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL.

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  3. Terminal Moraine says:

    Wendling is also cautioning… maybe he’s received the memo that the BBC are now interested in sampling methods. From the article:

    “Unfortunately, the world is seeing much more of the nonscientific methods that are put forth as if they’re scientific”.

    Does the BBC ever care that this doesn’t just apply to political surveys in the lead up to an election? Have Team Verify finished their frappuccinos? And more questions.

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  4. tomo says:

    Last year…

    – are they PAYG?

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    WATCH: The Most Dramatic Election Ad Yet

    from order-order.com

    …………………………….

    “Consider this, I give this example. If immigration continues at the levels it has average over the last ten years. Britain will be adding 10 million people to it’s population in the next 20 years. That means building a new house roughly every seven minutes. Now, we currently have no leadership from the Liberal Democrats, Conservative or Labour Parties saying they are going to do anything to change that course. @5:56 … if any party wishing to get into power doesn’t address this they are committing political suicide….@10:30″ {youtube – Douglas Murray – oct2015}

    … but wait, someone, who is now in power to act out their words, did mention this problem and almost suggests that ‘too high immigration’ should be reduced …

    “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society. It’s difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope. And we know that for people in low-paid jobs, wages are forced down even further while some people are forced out of work altogether. … So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.”

    Theresa May as Home Secretary // Speech to the Conservative Party Conference – in full / 06.10.2015

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    Labour’s Plans to End Democracy: David Starkey

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Not bbc – from the DT the calendar of the red regime

      STARTS If the polls are correct, Sir Keir Starmer is just days away from becoming Britain’s next Prime Minister.

      Labour’s first 100 days in office from the general election on July 4 will set the tone for what his Government will do.

      The party’s manifesto sets out plans for its time in office – but it does not contain everything that Labour will end up doing.

      This is what the first three-and-a-bit months of Sir Keir’s Britain could look like.

      Read the latest election polls
      Follow The Telegraph’s general election live coverage
      Day one
      Royal permission
      If his party wins the election, Sir Keir’s first port of call will be Buckingham Palace, where he will ask the King for his permission to form a government.

      Immediately afterwards he would be whisked to No 10, where traditionally he would deliver a brief speech to the public from a podium in Downing Street.

      He would then head behind the famous black door to meet and greet the staff, before inviting inside those Labour MPs who will be appointed to his first Cabinet.

      Immediate policy priorities
      There are two policies which Labour has said it will crack on with immediately.

      One is Rishi Sunak’s flagship Rwanda migrant deportation scheme, which Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow paymaster general, has said will be axed “on day one”.

      In its place, Labour has said it will create a “border security command”, appoint “hundreds” of investigators and give counter-terror powers to Border Force to “smash criminal gangs”.

      Sir Keir has also said that he would kickstart reforms to the planning system “straightaway” upon taking office.

      This would set the stage for Labour’s attempts to ramp up housebuilding and infrastructure development across Britain.

      Week one
      Nato summit
      On July 9, just four days after his appointment, Sir Keir would take his first foreign trip, attending Nato’s 75th anniversary summit in Washington alongside Joe Biden, the US president, and other world leaders.

      Private schools, strike talks and onshore wind
      Sir Keir has pledged that Labour’s plan to impose VAT on private school fees would be rolled out “straight away” if he wins the election.

      The Labour leader said the exact timing would depend on “the timetable in Parliament” but committed to bringing in the policy “as soon as it can be done”.

      Elsewhere, Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, has promised to meet striking junior doctors on July 5, the day after the election.

      The British Medical Association (BMA) has threatened to strike in the first few months after the election, which would make it more difficult for Labour to cut waiting lists as promised.

      Finally, Ed Miliband, the shadow energy secretary, has committed to repealing the ban on new onshore wind farms in the first weeks of a Labour government.

      Week two
      King’s Speech
      July 17 will be the date when Labour’s policy programme becomes clear, as the King’s Speech opens the new Parliament.

      EU Political Community summit
      On July 18, as Prime Minister, Sir Keir would host major EU leaders including Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz for the European Political Community summit at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

      100-day security review and Sunak’s smoking ban
      With Parliament open, Labour will likely kickstart its legislative agenda before summer recess.

      This includes the introduction of new workers’ rights to bring a “new deal for working people”, which Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, has been spearheading.

      It would involve an end to zero-hours contracts, fire-and-rehire practices and easing “restrictions on union activity”.

      Elsewhere, a promised 100-day review of the security threats facing Britain upon entering government would begin.

      The joint “security sprint” exercise will be conducted with the input of MI5, the police and the civil service, Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has said.

      Rishi Sunak, who could have left the Commons all together by this point, would see his smoking ban legislation revived after it was not rushed through before the end of the last Parliament.

      The policy, which would have made it illegal to sell tobacco to anyone born after Jan 1 2009 and aimed to gradually abolish smoking, was supported by Labour.

      Sir Keir has said Labour is “committed” to the legislation, indicating that his party would reintroduce the legislation if elected.

      The end of July and into August
      The rest of July will see Labour conduct more of its legislative agenda before Parliament closes for a shorter-than-usual summer recess.

      Recess is usually from mid-to-late July until early September, but Labour is likely to cut it short so that MPs are only away during August.

      In the week before recess, Sir Keir’s party will push on with introducing new laws.

      They could include Great British Energy, a state-owned generator of green electricity which Labour claims will help make the country “a clean energy superpower”.

      The party has claimed the company will cost £8.3 billion and be paid for by a windfall tax on oil and gas companies.

      When Parliament does close for recess at the start of August, a number of new peers will also likely be created to increase Labour’s representation in the House of Lords.

      There are currently 171 Labour peers and 275 Conservatives.

      September
      Labour’s parliamentary agenda will continue in September after the end of recess.

      The 14 different “reviews” promised in the party’s manifestos will likely be underway by this point.

      Areas where policy will only be decided after the election include defence strategy, Universal Credit policy, changes to parental leave and pension reform.

      But the month will instead be dominated by party conference season, which is kickstarted by the Liberal Democrats in Brighton between September 14 and 17.

      The following week, Labour conference is held in Liverpool from September 22 to 25.

      Then the Conservatives will gather in Birmingham from September 29 to October 2.

      October
      The last significant act of Labour’s first 100 days will be the party’s first budget in Government since 2009.

      Rachel Reeves, who will be Britain’s first woman Chancellor, will deliver it in September or October, either setting the tone for or following on from Labour conference.

      There are likely to be calls for the two-child benefit cap to be scrapped, even though a commitment to do so does not feature in Labour’s manifesto.

      The policies in Labour’s manifesto that will likely form part of the Budget include abolishing non-dom status, closing an inheritance tax loophole for non-doms, overhauling business rates and increasing stamp duty on house purchases by non-UK residents by 1 per cent.

      Corporation tax will be capped at the current level of 25 per cent for the entirety of the next Parliament and Labour has said it will not “increase taxes on working people”, with increases to income tax, National Insurance and VAT all ruled out.ENDS

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Brilliant advert but not sure who is aimed at …

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  6. tomo says:

    Looks like http://www.tousi.tv

    – is getting some interference?

    Seems likely he’s having YouTube upload woes too.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Hopefully such abuse of power will be held to account.

    https://x.com/adrian_hilton/status/1808123653273366938?s=46
    This is really quite strange, and out of all proportion to the (in)significance. There is no conceivable reason for this blip of a story to be *leading* the @BBCNews website. Unless, of course, it’s part of a strategy against @reformparty_uk.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Yeah!

      “Diane Abbott walks away after she’s asked to explain Jewish ‘costume’ comment”

      “A researcher at the UK Parliament has been arrested under the Official Secrets Act, amid claims he was spying for China.

      Police have confirmed two men, one in his 20s and another in his 30s, were arrested under the act in March.

      Sources have told the BBC one of them was a parliamentary researcher involved in international affairs issues.

      As first reported in the Sunday Times, external, it is understood the researcher had access to several Conservative MPs.”

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  8. MarkyMark says:

    POLLS! POLLS! POLLS!

    nigel.jpg?fit=1200%2C675&ssl=1

    form order-order.com

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    • Fedup2 says:

      On YouTube there is a ‘strike it big ‘ interview with Nigel Farage – 4 young people interview him – watching it I was comparing the style with – say – Sky or the bbc – with interviewers just looking for the gotcha .. NF very laid back in this interview

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      I’m watching GBNews and learning of the scandal of ‘missing’ postal votes or even notifications. I wonder how this will pan out in some of the outer London boroughs, you know those I mean, and if the local population will be advantaged or disadvantaged by any duplication of emergency postal voting forms.
      As an aside, I learn that there are 3-500k UK expats entitled to vote. They are not entitled to vote in any EU general elections of course. You will recall that Der Starmbannfuehrer is mooted to want to give votes to children and to EU nationals in the UK, a cohort which amounts to 6.1 given leave to reside here, iirc.

      When Starmer moves to grant freedom of movement to EU nationals again, remember that it only works in one way…to our detriment/cost.

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  9. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/newswatchbbc/status/1808056363047682265
    What do you think of how the BBC has covered the election campaign? This weekend we’ll be looking back at the reporting over the past six weeks, and the issues it’s raised, so your comments are welcome – and could feature in our programme. Let us know what you think!

    Bless.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      … I don’t think that’ll be saying much about the Farage QT inquisition …. Or attempting to shape the vote …

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      • Guest Who says:

        Or Ms. Cates once dancing with a man who danced with a girl who danced with Beria.

        Which election was it when the diggers of dirt tried to get excited about a public hustings in a hall once designated by the Germans as an HQ had they actually managed to get across the Channel the old way.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      YOUR COMPLAINT:

      President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

      Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

      You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

      Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 

      ———-

      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

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  10. atlas_shrugged says:

    So yesterday the bBC was ovulating about the winner of the stage in the Tour de France. Biniam Girmay.

    This was because he was the first evaagh stage winner FROM THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA!

    Except he wasn’t Chris Frome was, but he wasn’t BLICK.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      So Eritrea is shit for cycling?

      Click to access GSI-Snapshot-Eritrea.pdf

      Priority Recommendations
      for the government of Eritrea
      1 Immediately end state-imposed forced
      labour by ending indefinite periods of
      military conscription – limiting them
      to 18 months – and ensuring any work
      performed by conscripts is of a purely
      military character.

      2 Criminalise forced labour in line with
      international conventions.

      3 Criminalise human trafficking in line
      with international conventions.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    The BBC do love a study.

    https://conservativewoman.com/young-liberal-women-top-mental-illness-charts-conservatives-thrive/

    The old bats are mostly nuts too.

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  12. pugnazious says:

    Why is this a story? And a very long one at that.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c4ngprp5xdvo

    ‘Tory candidate was trustee of church that ‘endorsed’ conversion therapy’

    The BBC would have its work cut out if it did the same for every Muslim candidate and their views…but of course that ain’t going to happen…one because they’re Muslim and two, because they’re usually Labour.

    Brendan O’Neil looks at the BBC report…unfortunately I can’t see the full thing and it ends on this tantalising note…

    ‘But here’s the thing: the BBC’s alarm at the attempted casting out of ‘gay demons’ in 21st-century Britain would carry more weight if the Beeb itself hadn’t lined up with a far more insidious and irreversible form of ‘gay correction’ in recent years.’

    I would imagine though that this ‘far more insidious and irreversible form of ‘gay correction” is in fact the conversion therapy practised by the BBC and so many schools which tell pupils they’re not straight, or not gay…but Trans.

    If conversion therapy is banned then this should be banned as well….the BBC and teachers grooming young children for the trans lobby.

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  13. pugnazious says:

    Nicky Campbell let’s the cat out of the bag as he reads out a text to him from a father that says he can’t talk to his daughter about being overweight and eating too much because the woke culture now claims he is fat-shaming and somewhat nasty.

    Ironically the father was proved right immediately by Campbell’s ‘expert’ who denounced him and his evil rhetoric…Campbell laughed along in agreement and then said he’d read the text again for more amusement presumably… and then muttered ‘classic cobblers’….he let that slip out…and now you know the real mindset behind the impartial mask that is, lol, NIcky Campbell.

    On a later programme the presenter told us of the ‘racist Great Replacement theory’….’racist’ is it or absolute truth? The Great Replacement Theory is 100% true and a work in progress….everyone of those people coming ashore is a ‘virus’ that will destroy your country from the inside.

    ‘‘In a speech to the House of Commons on November 5, 1919, Winston Churchill said: “…Lenin was sent into Russia … in the same way that you might send a vial containing a culture of typhoid or of cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy. No sooner did Lenin arrive than he began beckoning a finger here and a finger there to obscure persons in sheltered retreats in New York, Glasgow, in Berne, and other countries, and he gathered together the leading spirits of a formidable sect, the most formidable sect in the world … With these spirits around him he set to work with demoniacal ability to tear to pieces every institution on which the Russian State depended.”’’

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Results Obesity prevalence was high across all occupational groups including: among nurses (25.1%, 95% CI 20.9% to 29.4%); other healthcare professionals (14.4%, 95% CI 11.0% to 17.8%); non-health-related occupations (23.5%, 95% CI 22.9% to 24.1%); and unregistered care workers who had the highest prevalence of obesity

      https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/12/e018498

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    • Docmarooned says:

      Campbell is a smug ignorant wanker who is basically thick but will spout the agreed woke propaganda that is the bBBC. Better to fat shame them now when it is reversible than have a lifetime of obesity with the associated health risks. The ignorance and stupidity is breathtaking.

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    Around 2,000 tonnes of waste will have been left produced by this year’s Glastonbury-goers, who totalled 200,000

    Approximately 739,200 cigarette butts are expected to have been littered – enough to fill seven two-person tents according to Keep Britain Tidy

    300 litter pickers will scour Worthy Farm collecting everyone’s rubbish

    In 2023, 98% of all tents were taken home – but that means around 4,000 will have been abandoned

    There are 15,000 bins that will have been hand-separated and processed at the on-site recycling facility

    https://metro.co.uk/2024/07/01/glastonbury-clean-up-begins-police-warning-revellers-trekking-home-21135555/

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  16. StewGreen says:

    ITV : “Radicalised health worker guilty of terror plot to blow up hospital
    Mohammed Farooq was found with a pressure cooker bomb in the grounds of St James’s Hospital in Leeds”

    His “plan A” was to attack RAF Menwith Hill, before he shifted his focus to the hospital

    The trial had heard Farooq planned to “seek his own martyrdom” through a “murderous terrorist attack” before using an imitation firearm to incite police to shoot him dead

    I think he must have a radical Baptist or something
    https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2024-07-02/radicalised-health-worker-guilty-of-plot-to-blow-up-hospital

    BBC radio news didn’t mention anything on my way home.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh so not a Baptist
      The police tweet says
      “Our investigation showed he’d been radicalised online, and that he was inspired by Daesh propaganda”

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  17. wwfc says:

    France is No Longer France

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    After years of conspiring to cover up the truth about biden – the democrats are finally admitting he is ga ga . Now bob berstein of watergate fame is breaking the news that people on this site have bedn saying for years
    I understand the white house has a doctor who regularly reports on the health of the president- guess he went awol in 2021

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    • Scroblene says:

      Rumour has it that his wife will ‘take up the cudgel’ in his place!

      I’d have thought he was a bit old for that sort of thing…

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  19. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/jakewsimons/status/1808192818801766594?s=46
    Is Labour really going to offer the vote to 16-year-olds?

    Cue BBC suddenly ‘learning’ about research on teen maturity.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    BBC omission in terrorist story

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  22. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the BBC are very exercised by this news ……

    … from across the Atlantic Ocean in the USA. Someone has decided in former President Trump’s favour – the Supreme Court. Oh dear. That will ‘put the cat among the pigeons’ at the BBC.

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