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MICHAEL SAVAGED

Poor Michael Fallon. He pops up on Today just after 7am to properly point out the shocking lack of due diligence exercised with this government over the exit terms for Fred the now Shredded and zap- he gets a verbal mauling from the BBC eunuchs. They sure know how to look after their friends.


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HURRAY FOR PREZZA

Been too busy to blog but just wondered did anyone else hear John Prescott being interviewed this morning on Today? Only the BBC would consider Prezza as a suitable candidate with which to discuss rewarding parasitic fatcats. Do you think they were doing irony? Suffice to say Prezza gave his usual socialism uber alles speech, lovingly lapped up by the BBC.

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Worcester/ Gaza

Worcester/ Gaza

Worcester and Hamas are twins!

(Well, Worcester and Gaza.)

Labour councillor Alan Amos, who first suggested the twinning, said:
‘Like many I have watched the plight of the people of Gaza, seeing them get bombed and bombed by Israelis with advanced military weapons.”
See! See what you’ve encouraged BBC? Not sure what the purpose of twinning is, but in this case it seems to be a political statement. Has common sense departed?

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Two quick links

  • When David Mills, somewhat-estranged husband of Olympics minister Tessa Jowell, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison by an Italian court, what was the headline those fearless BBC newshounds with their keen nose for a story came up with? Er… “UK lawyer guilty in bribery case”. Bet that one pulled in the punters.
  • Freeborn John is thinking of starting a list of awful things caused by Conservatism. His first entry was provided by what the BBC calls the “conservative views” of one Abdurraheem Green. Funnily enough, the preacher himself describes his own views as “radical” rather than conservative:
    Despite these conservative views the Metropolitan Police has sought Abdurraheem Green’s advice recently.

    And the preacher himself insists that in spite of his conservative views about life in Britain he is “part of the solution” to extremism because young people listen to him.

    “I surely have said some pretty radical things and maybe even written some radical things in the past,” he told Panorama. “But one thing I have been very consistent on is terrorism, participating in terrorist activities, violent revolution – is not something that I have ever thought was part of the religion of Islam.”

    Some senior police officers argue it is vital to work with radicals because they have credibility amongst young British Muslims.

    But some moderate scholars warn this is a dangerous road.

    Sheikh Musa Admani, imam at London Metropolitan University, says if advice is sought from the radicals, or if they are funded with public money, then “Muslims are going to endorse them as a whole and so there’s the danger”.

    All emphases added. It is not clear to me whether Sheik Musa Admani actually used the term radical himself, but the sentence about senior police officers is certainly the wording of the BBC writer. How odd that he or she uses the antithetical terms “conservative” and “radical” almost interchangeably.

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Only Joking

Hilarious conversation with Hazel Blears and John Humphrys about new policy against political correctness. (Inability to mention certain things.) This new policy of abandoning political correctness, (Unfortunately P.C. prevents us from saying out loud what we really mean,) is, for some coincidental reason, designed to prevent radicalisation.
Up till now political correctness has prevented us from making jokes about the Irish, Welsh or Scots. (To name just a few.)


“Of course we mustn’t allow racist jokes. People will say we don’t want any part of that. Because it’s not even funny’ (Well, not always)
“Muslims are not offended by us celebrating Christmas! We celebrate their rituals, after all.”
“Sorry, political correctness prevents us from telling us exactly who we’re afraid will be radicalised.

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QUESTION TIME PRE ALERT!

Just a reminder that we’ll be live blogging Question Time tomorrow night! There is a welcome in the valley signature to the panel with that most honest of politicians Peter Hain, political editor of the Sun George Pascoe-Watson, Conservative shadow secretary of state for Wales Cheryl Gillan, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams, and leader of the Plaid Cymru group in Westminster Elfyn Llwyd. We’re all Welsh now – or at least we will be tomorrow night. I bet the audience will be barking as well so it’s one for the connoisseur of sheer awfulness. You are cordially invited!!


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EU CAN BANK ON BIAS!

The BBC reports that the EU seeks establish a new pan-Europe Institution to supervise all national institutions such as the City of London. Quelle surprise, another power grab from the overlords in Brussels. BBC correspondent and Billy Bunter look-a-like Mark Mardell thrills that ” supporters of the scheme would like to see national bodies like the UK’s Financial Services Authority made subordinate to the new institution and adds that Prime Minister Gordon Brown has relaxed his previous opposition to tighter regulation at a European level.” Mark seems to have overlooked the salient fact that such is the level of EU financial corruption that EU accounts have not been signed of for fourteen years in a row. Even the BANKS must be envious of that! When it comes to the reporting of EU matters, the BBC is so biased as to be beyond belief. Then again, I guess the fact that the EU helps fund the BBC may account for at least that aspect!

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OBAMA WORSHIP

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Anyone catch the gushing BBC coverage of the Obamessiah’s speech to Congress? It’s not reporting folks, it’s a fan-club. Justin swoons that “the war on terror is over” (Who won, Justin?) and the rest of the BBC fan base masquerading as journalists seem utterely incapable of dissecting the trangenerational debt policies unveiled as “investment.”

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SEX EDUCATION FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS

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I watched a debate on BBC1 Morning news this morning concerning as to whether it was a good idea for children as young as four to be taught about gay relationships, lesbianism etc. Naturally the BBC had a few pretty militant gay lobbyists to press for this systemic desecration of childhood innocence and to provide balance there was one sensible lady from the Campaign for Real Education who simply asserted that it was entirely inappropriate to be teaching such issues to young kids. However the thing that struck me was the wild-eyed look that entered the presenters eyes when the lady who opposed the teaching of gay propaganda to pre-primary school children stated that, as a matter of fact, gay relationships were “not the norm”! My goodness but they look startled. She said the unspeakable – doubt she’ll be invited back on!