Merry Christmas Open Thread

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Merry Christmas to all our readers and contributors…and a happy new Brexit to one and all…..especially him and him..

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  1. All Lives Matter says:

    Every day has felt like Christmas since Brexit, even moreso since Trump’s victory. The continued meltdown from the hard left and their exposure of their true colours are the greatest gifts imaginable to all decent libertarian and conservative peoples who have had enough of the self-righteous destructive behavioural patterns of communism and socialism that have tried for decades to bring our society to its knees. Next year is going to be even better.

    Merry Christmas, one and all.

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    • Grant says:

      All Lives,

      Yes, hope is still alive !

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    • Doublethinker says:

      ALM,
      I think that as well as the hard left that you dedicate your piece to, you should also include the liberal left . These folks hide their contempt for ordinary Brits under a cloak , at least the hard left are open about their contempt for our society. But because of their disguise the liberal left are more dangerous than the hard left. After all Blair was their Svengali and he has done more irreversible damage to the UK than anyone since the Norman Conquest. I hope he dies before I do so I can party at his funeral.

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  2. Al Shubtill says:

    Just returned from a carol service for the little ones at church, absolutely packed, what a joy! I’m not a great bible basher but it does your heart good to remember what Christmas really is all about.

    I’d like to wish David Vance, all the others who keep this wonderful biasedbbc.org show on the road and my fellow posters here a very Merry Christmas!

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    • Grant says:

      Al, I quite agree. I am an atheist, but I love christmas and am just going to watch ” Carols from King’s ” on the BBC. I suspect it may be the last time they broadcast it. Got to make room for friday prayers from some depressing mosque.

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      • nogginator says:

        Whether “Carols from Kings”, my grand daughters school service or our Salvation Army Band …
        its wonderful to hear them all, I still remember ours playing walking up the street of a Sunday morning in the very early 60s.
        Spare a thought for our brothers and sisters, in the services.

        “It took a Jew, the former Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth Lord Sacks, to get to the heart of the matter, addressing the House of Lords three years ago on the persecution of Christians. He quoted Martin Luther King: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
        Those “friends” are still silent. Unlike the pseudo-refugees of Mutti Merkel, these Copts and other Christian minorities do not want to head north and bilk Germans and Swedes for lifelong Euro-welfare. They want to stay where they are and prevent the extinction of their faith in the land where it was born. A couple of years back, I drew a contrast between them and their brethren across the Mediterranean in the ruins of Christendom:
        It is hard not to admire those brave Christians in Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, their churches firebombed, their congregants attacked, but their hearts full and their faith strong.
        That is even truer today, in yet another blood-soaked Advent”.

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      • Helena Hand-Basket says:

        Grant, you’re probably right. I think the ABC (Australia’s BBC) used to show it at one time, but abandoned it years ago. Luckily, the cunning Mr Hand-Basket discovered that someone has posted the 2011 edition up on Youtube, so we watched it on Christmas Eve with great enjoyment. Infuriatingly,there were one or two other years’ edition on Youtube a while ago, but someone removed them – possibly for copyright infringement reasons. Who would own the copyright? The BBC or King’s College?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      AS, I agree and this year some of the carols have resonated even more with me, even though, as you will see from my post below, I do not go along with the BBC’s view that 2016 was such an awe-full or awful year.

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  3. Beltane says:

    Might I take the opportunity to wish Naga Munchetty, George Alagiah, Mishal Hussein, Adnan Nawaz, Rageh Omar, Maryam Moshiri and Zeinab Badawi, together of course with Kamal and all the other Ahmeds, a very Merry Christmas!
    Oh, hang on a minute though…..

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    • Grant says:

      Beltane,

      LOL ! I wonder what these wretched people actually do on Christmas Day ? No , not really. I do not give a monkey’s toss about them !

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      • Melksham says:

        They probably try to work as much as possible over the Christmas period, so as to grab ss much cash as may be on offer for working during the “holidays”.

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      • nogginator says:

        Well! you maybe right … they possibly don t believe in Christmas, and so certainly won t be singing those Christmas Carols so blessed of Christians
        … maybe the call to prayer 5 times a day 😀
        or seeing as they are all NON non denominational. non binary, unisex toilet using, gender fluid, transgender dudesses

        they can promenade, join the parade,
        walking around in women s underwear (all together!)
        (just picture the new years eve party 😀 )

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    • Al Shubtill says:

      Don’t miss out Faisal Islam – beautiful British name that.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Not forgetting Yasmin Alibaba-Brown either !

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        • JosF says:

          yasmin alibaba-brown another rascist motormouth who was clearly done on the same drawings as that other rascist motormouth daine abbopotumus abbott neither of whom are capable of thinking what they are going to say before before they open their oversized mouths

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    • Invicta 1066 says:

      Mischal Hussein? She was on R4 From our Home Correspondent at 8 am this morning, her first piece was about a birds feather on the wall of a shop, the shopkeeper’s name? Hussan. Luckily over on R4ex I tuned into “Take it from here” followed by Morecome and Wise.

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      • Lock13 says:

        Does Misshell Hussein ever smile or have a laugh? maybe only when she is tucked up in bed with her comic the Koran

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  4. David Vance says:

    Great Work Alan. May I wish you and all our contributors a very Happy Christmas!

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    • Grant says:

      David,

      Merry Christmas to you and your team. The BBC would love to take this site down. Don’t let them !

      Grant

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  5. G.Shuttleworth says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all. I love this site. For some strange reason, despite my own personal tragedy and the public horrors we witness daily, I’m privately feeling very upbeat, and I usually go on a real downer at Christmas. Our media overlords have lost their grip on our culture and our souls. Who gives a monkeys what Christmas specials the BBC show this year, or how much hand wringing the experts will do in the Year in Review? Raise a glass!

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  6. Up2snuff says:

    The BBC have been doing doom and gloom today, all week even, ‘year when everything has changed’, ‘2016: a divisive year’ and ‘a year of unparalleled upheaval’. It is almost as though nothing ever happened for about four millennia and suddenly the world has erupted, as far as the BBC are concerned.

    Bunkum!

    Happy Christmas to all at Biased BBC, especially the back office team who keep it all running, and to all those who post who have challenged my thinking, added to the knowledge of all of us or just kept us chuckling or really laughing through another year of BBC bias.

    May 2017 be a year of reform for our beloved, aged, ‘Auntie’.

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    • 60022Mallard says:

      Was it only 8 years ago when the BBC were all but wetting themselves with excitement with the promise of wonderful times to come?

      The third coming had just happened (the second coming for the BBC of course happened in 1997 in the UK). A giant was going to bestride the planet dispensing justice and bringing peace and harmony to all lands and peoples. Indeed merely on the expectation he was instantly rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. Indeed not just “my” President, but seemingly everybody’s.

      Eight years later it has all turned to dust and there must be many bitterly disappointed people out there, while he acts like a child throwing his toys out of the pram in an effort to poison the ground for those following. Is that a socialist principle because that is what the last Labour administration did too?

      Two saviours, according to the BBC, in a row who have turned out to have feet of clay.

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    • peterthegreat says:

      Up2 – No, i no longer want Auntie to reform, i want the bitch to die a painful death. And ‘Auntie’ is much too kind a name for the malignant witch.

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      • JosF says:

        For me there are two ways forward for the irrelevant and bloated monstrosity that is the BBC

        #1 Encrypt the BBC’s miserable output then access to the BBC can be by subscription by those who want the BBC in their lives

        #2 The BBC viewing tax scrapped and the BBC forced to pay for itself with advertising and so introduced to life in the real world forced to compete with the professional broadcasters

        Either way I cannot see the BBC surviving too long in its current form

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  7. Umbongo says:

    Merry Christmas to all and thanks to David and Alan for keeping this site up and running for another year.

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  8. Deborah says:

    Please add my thanks to David, Alan and everyone involved with running the sire.

    Merry Xmas and Happy Chanukah to all posters and readers of this site.

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  9. Number 6 says:

    Happy Christmas…..and indeed Chanukah to all at b-bbc

    Another year at the oasis of sanity in the middle of loony lefty desert

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  10. Grant says:

    Stuff the BBC !!

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  11. GCooper says:

    Merry Christmas to David, Alan and all the many contributors (not to mention the lurkers!) who make this site such a necessary thorn in the BBC’s side!

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    • Grant says:

      GC,

      And Merry Christmas to the Trolls . Or are they the same as the lurkers ?

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      • JosF says:

        Grant I would love to know that Biased-BBC {And all the other BBC resistance websites} had trolls or lurkers hopefully they are loyal BBC drones dutifully reporting back to Auntie BBC what the people outside the BBC bubbleverse are saying about the BBC here in the real world. Needless to say Auntie and her beebiods will osterich like buy their heads in the sand hoping the facts will go away rather than modernising

        PS Merry Christmas and a prosperious new year to all and sundery whatever religion or not as the case may be

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      • Nasty barsteward says:

        One time poster, and long time lurker here, and most definitely NOT any kind of drone, BBC or not!

        Thanks to all who make this site what it is, and I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas.

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      • Lurkio says:

        A very Happy Christmas from a lurker (and definitely not a troll :). This site keeps me (almost) sane. A bad year for trolls and polls. Right foot forward for 2017 to all here.

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  12. Number 7 says:

    To all the Stars who keep this site running and all the contributors.

    Nadolig Llawen from Wales (Merry Christmas).

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  13. JosF says:

    When it comes to the BBC, Al-Guardian, The Islington luvvies politicians and all the other useful idiots on the EU, uncontrolled immigration, pandering to the whims of the adherants of the 7th century islamic cult etc as far as I am concerned its time to dust of or re-instate the Treason Act

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    • G says:

      JosF – The Treason Act – It didn’t go away apart from Blair changing it to end the Death Penalty. [perhaps he thought ahead to the emergence of the Iraq Inquiry…….]

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  14. DYKEVISIONS says:

    From a very infrequent contributor but a voracious reader to all you heroes and heroines who highlight all that is wrong with the BBC and in the World.

    Thank you for all for expressing your righteous indignation and your intelligent unlimited humour, stand up and take a bow:-

    chrisH, Grant, Umbongo, Al shubtill, GCooper, Thoughtful, embolden, Guest Who, Tothepoint, Doublethinker, BRISSELS, ID, Beltane, Cranmer, Dave666, Dover Sentry, Nogginator, jeff, Grimer, Roland Deschain, Up2snuff, AsISeeIt, Sluff, Umbongo, Oaknash, gaxvill, Thatcherrevolutionary, EnglandExpects, Steve Jones, Number 7, Grimreaper, StewGreen, SupportOurLefty, seismicboy, Rob in Cheshire, Alicia Sinclair, All Lives Matter and David ….. too many to name, you know who you are…

    Happy Christmas and wishing you all a peaceful, healthy New year!
    …..now where is that bottle of Warre’s 63 Port, ready for Father Christmas!!

       57 likes

    • Grant says:

      Dyke ,

      Thank you so much for your name checks ! Contribute as much as you can , any time .

      Warra 63 ? I have moved on from Lagavulin to Krohn Porto Colheita 2001 Tawny .

      It is the first time I have tasted a port which is not from the great Scottish port houses, Dow, Graham , Robertson and the rest .

      But Krohn is German !

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    • Lock13 says:

      always like to remain just outside the elite

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  15. Maturecheese says:

    Merry Christmas all, gotta go, more lurking about to do.

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  16. Old Timer says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to David & Alan and all who comment on here.

    2016 has been a year that opened up hope again but next year should be the start of a new beginning; for us as Brexit gets underway and for the USA, as it begins to ‘drain the swamp’. That is if Theresa and The Donald get the tasks done they were elected to do. To be honest I am only sure about one of them!

    I notice that the spoilt egomaniac hanger on in the White House is doing all he can to mess up Donald’s start as the new President, and I am sure that his traitorous act towards Israel yesterday will not be his last attempt to cause more mess for Donald and this troubled world. I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed for the next 27 days.

    What is clear is that Obama’s legacy of paying billions of US tax dollars to Islamic terrorists across the Middle East, Africa and Europe will take years to undue and has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Let us hope that even the BBC will eventually see that.

    Better still, as things go in threes, after the success of Brexit and The Donald, can there be a referendum on – STOP THE TELLY TAX? – YES or NO?

    Once again – Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

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  17. nogginator says:

    You would have thought, seeing as the time of year … very news worthy
    Brunei bans Christmas: Sultan warns those celebrating could face up to five years in jail. The punishment for celebrating Christmas is a fine of $20,000, up to five years in prison or both

    “Ban declared on the internationally celebrated Christian holiday because the religious affairs ministry said that publicly marking non-Islamic rituals or festivities could be seen as propagations of religions other than Islam.
    Roughly 20 per cent of Brunei’s residents comprise of non-Muslims, including sizeable Buddhist and Christian communities.
    ‘Believers of other religions that live under the rule of an Islamic country – according to Islam – may practice their religion or celebrate their religious festivities among their community, with the condition that the celebrations are not disclosed or displayed publicly to Muslims,‘ ‘Muslims should be careful not to follow celebrations such as these that are not in any way related to Islam… and could unknowingly damage the faith of Muslims.‘ Said the government of Brunei in a statement.”

    “No room at the inn” On the BBCs Asia news pages, but remarkably found plenty of space for this …
    ‘Smartphone toilet paper’ now at Tokyo airport

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    • Dave S says:

      A robust response should be to recall our diplomats and expel theirs. I think the US under President Trump will be recalling a good few diplomats and about time too.

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    • Grant says:

      Noggie,

      One for Prince Charles to deal with ! I wonder how that wanker would spin this !

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    • G says:

      Nogginator,
      Meanwhile in France, one more small step toward the complete elimination of objective Free Speech –
      http://newobserveronline.com/french-mayor-trial-truth/

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      • nogginator says:

        Well now Indonesia:
        Christmas ornament found bearing word “Allah,” Muslims outraged, hotel immediately shut down
        The leader of the Jambi chapter of the Islam Defenders Front’s (FPI), said the management could be sued for blasphemy due to the case.” Notice that the Islam Defender’s Front has never shown similar outrage at the jihad terrorists who have supposedly twisted and hijacked their
        erm … religion of peace.

        Goodwill and Peace to all men?
        … “the decision to close down Novita Hotel had been taken to cool down religious tensions related to the matter”
        Errr … I ll get me coat

        Not getting the “enrichment” message obviously
        … proving again that Al BBC/Appeaser May s “diversity”,
        Its a wonderful thing 😀

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    • Moodswing6 says:

      The Sultan of Brunei owns the Dorchester, the Saudis own Mayfair, Qatar owns Harrods and another Arab is the biggest shareholder in the Savoy. We’re f….d

      And the UN shouldn’t they be condemning stuff like this but they are too busy destroying Israel.

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  18. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Merry Christmas to all on this site! The organisers and the contributors do a splendid job of providing a news service and a discussion group second to none in my opinion. So I would like to let you all know how much I appreciate you. Please all have a great time.

    Do I detect an air of optimism in the wind? I hope so. This is the celebration of Yule an old European
    festival. So I will quote some pagan lines.

    The Goddess has given birth to the reborn Sun. She has brought forth the child of promise.
    There is hope again in the land.
    The wheel has turned.

    I certainly feel that there was a turning in 2016. Let’s see what the new year brings.

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    • Grant says:

      Yasser ,

      Totally agree ! Well said !

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    • Dave S says:

      I too feel the wheel has turned but no complacency . The elite still controls schools, universities ,the law and much of the media and the police.
      It is going to be a hard struggle. Take time out this Christmas and value your families and your country . Happy Christmas to you all.

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    • GCooper says:

      Yuletide greetings, YD!

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  19. nogginator says:

    To all have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas … (even tiny Tim Farron)
    Checked out Al BBCs Middle East News Pages, still the same sh-te
    gave up … expected more of the same on the Clinton News Network.

    I think that was their idea until …

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  20. Heisenberg says:

    Big thanks to David & Alan, and a Merry Christmas to everyone here. The insight, intelligence, humour and knowledge to be seen every day on this forum is truly a joy to behold.

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  21. Beltane says:

    Tried to sit through ‘Alan Bennett’s Diaries’ but had to concede defeat at half time – masochism is all very well, and can be character building, but there have to be built-in protection clauses to retain sanity and save on TV repair bills.
    Listening to the jaded old fruit picking and choosing what didn’t, at the time, offend his delicate socialist sensibilities, watching rooms full of luvvies chortling at the merry little anti-UKIP asides, observing the liberal elite in full flow worshiping a home-grown messiah from the ideal venue that is Leeds, this was BBC2 encapsulated. Saving this tour de force for Christmas Eve was programme planning at its very best.

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    • GCooper says:

      I watched the Reindeer Girls – far more appropriate and a BBC programme, for once, absolutely free of political preaching!

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    • Blackcap says:

      I loved Bennetts final words this evening, an anti brexit mini rant. The BBC does not disappoint! Never an opportunity missed.
      Have a happy stress free Christmas everyone.

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  22. imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

    Merry Christmas to y’all. This site continues to be an excellent sounding board for all of us who would like to rein in the BBC’s pernicious influence on the country.

    Thanks for David and Alan (and any others..it can’t just be the two of them can it?) for keeping it all ticking along.

    With Brexit and Trump the signs are positive I’d say, let’s hope 2017 will bring us more victories in the fight against the treasonous mainstream media.

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  23. Mr.Golightly says:

    A very Merry Christmas to David, Alan and all who read and contribute to this gem of a blog. Sometimes I contribute, more often I read. Keep up the good work folks. And here’s to 2017. If we thought 2016 was hair-raising then I don’t think we’ve seen anything yet.

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  24. Teddy Bear says:

    While the insidious agenda of the BBC continues most here can take comfort in the fact that we are able to think outside the box and apply intelligent, stimulating and informed views despite the forces that would silence us if they could. May the progress in society that we have been able to further continue and grow in the future. Wishing everybody a great holiday season and a brilliant year ahead.

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  25. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Why were the polls wrong again in 2016?””

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38402133

    The BBC have yet to recover from:

    1. Labour losing in the General Election of 2015.

    2. Brexit winning in 2016.

    3. Trump winning in 2016.

    4. Could Marine Le Penn win in 2017?

    Thanks to you all for reading my slightly angry rants 🙂

    May this site grow even more next year.

    We have the chance to forcibly inject vast quantities of much needed common sense both into the biased BBC and their EU axis partners.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    • 60022Mallard says:

      “This is obviously a disappointing result for the pollsters, and for the BPC, especially because every single poll, even those within sampling error, overstated the Remain vote share.”

      If you changed BPC to BBC it would still read correctly!

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    • Mice Height says:

      Why the are losing, and will continue to do so –

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  26. Number 6 says:

    This should give you all a big pre santa chuckle

    Pass the popcorn mother…..

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/24/lefties-marching-aleppo-stop-war/

    European Lefties Plan to March on ISIS While Waving White Flags
    Two and half thousand Europeans plan to march into Aleppo waving white flags in a three month long, 2,000 mile demonstration against the civil war taking place in Syria.
    This year, like last, has been characterised by the massive flow of people northwards through Europe, many of them Syrians fleeing the bombs of Assad and the opposition factions. But a group of Europeans has decided to make the trek in the other direction in order to bring an end to the war, now in its fifth year.

    “We’re carrying these white flags to let the whole world know our message: Enough is enough. This war has to stop!” the group say in their manifesto.

    The march, which departs Berlin on Boxing Day, 26 December, was organised by journalist Anna Alboth.

    We want to keep it as official as possible to ensure we get any police or ambulance support we might need,” Alboth said, but admitted there was inherent risk, saying: “Yes it is dangerous but we are getting in touch with humanitarian and aid agencies to get their advice.”

    But she was unconcerned about the prospect of being bombed, saying: “People like me think that if five or ten thousand people are marching and getting everyone’s attention, then it’s impossible that they would bomb you,” she said.

    “I think if it really happened and they bombed a peaceful march, then this world is worth nothing.”

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    • Dave S says:

      If this is really true then sending our luvvies and our useless media on the march would be no more than just. One thing though when they get , if they do ,to Aleppo it will be in government hands so the risks are negligible.
      Just another virtue signalling stunt.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Dave,
        Just think of the use that we could put this march to. If going on the march, particularly its final stages , were to become regarded as the ultimate virtual signalling stunt, then we could perhaps see many stupid luvvies joining it. Just think of the value of getting rid of the likes of Geldof, Cumberbatch , Church et al. Of course there would have to be a Fake News story that the marchers were a column of rebels dedicated to the overthrow of Assad to ensure suitable measures were taken by the Syrian authorities. But in this so called post truth age that should be easy to arrange.

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    • Loobyloo says:

      Natural selection in action?

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    • Owen Morgan says:

      Presumably, these people have never heard of the People’s Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit, or the Children’s Crusade, both of which pitched gullible, defenceless fools against murderous muslims (or victims of economic deprivation and all-pervading islamophobia, as the Beebyanka would put it). Neither ended happily for the non-muslim side

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      • G.W.F. says:

        I suspect they want to be roughed up a bit by Assad’s soldiers so they can maintain that the rebels were right. I wonder if they are being supported by Treezer’s Government.
        I am sure that Jo would approve

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  27. Al Shubtill says:

    I thought I’d share this little nugget from YouTube.

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  28. Sir_Arthur_Strebe-Grebling says:

    If you run out of Christmas games, see who you would add to this list:
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/the-most-annoying-people-of-2016/

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  29. JakeTheMuss says:

    Ahhh, Anna Soubry the sort of person that if she ended it all tomorrow you would probably find your life just got better! Sorry Anna, but I do really think that would be the case. Sod off!

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  30. Techno says:

    Just have to point this one out:

    “Donald Trump inauguration: Rockettes ‘will not be forced to perform'”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38427583

    The BBC finds one of the performers who is the self-appointed anti-Trump spokeswomen:
    “The women I work with are intelligent and are full of love and the decision of performing for a man that stands for everything we’re against is appalling.”

    But then a little further down: “for Mr Trump’s inauguration, the company had received “more requests from members to participate than we have slots available”.

    So there are more then enough volunteers, but “Plenty of volunteers to dance at Trump’s inauguration” is not a headline that fits the BBC narrative.

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  31. Lobster says:

    From the sea bed, I would like to wish David, Alan and all the contributors and readers (even Dez/Jerrod/Scott and Claphambusman!) a very happy Crustaceanmas and New Year! I am now just awaiting the arrival of Santa Claws. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist that!)

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  32. Helena Hand-Basket says:

    From Australia, may I wish you all a merry Christmas! (And to the BBC trolls a delightfully diverse Winterval, and goodwill to all gender-non-specific persons.)

    By the way, we switched on the TV this Christmas morning to find that our usual breakfast programme had been replaced with a Yogi Bear cartoon. This raised the intellectual quality of Channel 7’s morning output a hundred per cent. Normally we have to put up with the inane banter of a team of giggling bozos (one of whom dresses as a Friesian cow). We were also denied the usual verbal gymnastics their newsreaders employ to persuade us that the world’s latest terrorist atrocity is Nothing To Do With Islam.

    By the way, the security services have just foiled a plot to blow up half of central Melbourne. (Did the BBC tell you?) Judging by their names, the beardy blokes arrested weren’t from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

    (Reverting to Yogi Bear, this is the first time I have seen Yogi and pals in colour, not having watched it in nearly fifty years. Did you know Snagglepuss is pink, and Huckleberry Hound is blue?)

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  33. Loobyloo says:

    May I take this opportunity to echo the wonderfully eloquent tidings on the site. It has been a revelation to discover this site when I was feeling so despondent in the run up to the referendum. Great to read such like minded comments, and even have grown up debates.. Unlike with the mass media where only one line of thought rules. Best wishes for Christmas and New Year from the US.

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  34. The Lord says:

    001011101010011101 0011100101011101100010011o11.

    Merry Christmas to the BBC bots.

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  35. Scroblene says:

    What a way to start Christmas!

    Woke far too early, listened to the radio for a while, switched to R5 news, where they teach newsreaders to gabble, and heard the spiteful clip about Donald Trump’s decision to close his foundation, and a typical dribbling sneer as to why it was all so awful. Not a peep about Clinton’s ‘foundation’ of course!

    Went back to sleep for one of those stupid dream sessions during which I spent an afternoon in a strange town trying to find my car! Had to come here for sanity and to read the proper news!

    In March I will be celebrating ten years of blogging and it’s always a delight to read the posts here, especially as some old chums need remembering about now.

    Happy Christmas everybody!

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    • Aborigine Londoner says:

      I spend everyday in a strange town – London. I dream of speaking English in public and being able to buy my cultural foods like bacon; actually getting change from the shopkeepers rather than being quoted a price and then it’s rounded up when it comes to giving change!; hearing church bells rather than the shouting voices when they leave the mini-mosque behind me; shop signs in English; butchers that sell pork; a mini-cab with a rosary dangling from the rear view mirror rather than Islamist worry-beads; barbers that cut hair during regular hours rather than just an out of hours drugs den and alcoholics meeting place.

      I could go on!

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      • Lock13 says:

        You and me both mate – I’m thinking of opening a shop selling tea-towels to wear round the head. This time next year we will be millionaires , Aborigine.
        Hiding in plain sight – wake-up people the Mayor of London is called … wait for it… Sadiq Khan. Say it out loud a few times.
        What has happened to our Country.
        March is rapidly approaching and Theresa has no clue how she is going to continue to thwart the will of the people in what turned out to be the most unanimous vote in all history. How is she going to keep us in Europe and keep the conservatives in power with 17 odd million people watching? answer she ain’t.
        Trumpy boy is about to replace Barry and Michael the first coloured gay couple to take the Presidency of the USA.
        Happy Christmas one and all – can you smell that victory in the air in 2016?

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      • Nibor says:

        Come to my town . As English as it gets , no mosques allowed , people dress normally ( if a little scruffily as is the modern way ) , church bells peal on the half hour , history and culture , and happy pubs of all sorts , butchers sell everything they should . I would think I’ve died and gone to heaven but I know I’m a nasty b@$t^}\

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    • Captain Panick says:

      I have the lost car dream as well. I lose mine in a German town, and keep telling people I left it in a close by road called Einbahnstraße. They keep laughing at me though.

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  36. Mrs Kitty says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone on here, here’s to a successful New Year that will hopefully see the Beeboids sink even further into despair. Is it too early to wish for Marine Le Pen to win and Merkle to disappear?
    I still smile when I watch Paul Joeseph Watsons vid on the Butt Hurt Milleneals on you tube, Holly now makes me laugh out loud instead of despair at the lack of her education as I have met other young people who are curious about the world as their eyes are opened by the vote in June.

    Once again Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

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    • Gillian🇬🇧 says:

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
      Looking forward to.next year and the triggering of Article 50.
      I’ve waited 41 years (since the 1975 Common Market referendum) for this. I voted Out then. Can’t remember any elites taking the Government to the High Court then!!
      In those days we lived in a democracy and accepted the will of the people.
      The sooner we leave the EU the better.
      Although I’m 62 next year I am looking forward to how 2017 pans out.
      Oh and RIP Rick Parfitt – another great entertainer gone.

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  37. Sluff says:

    Morning all. Merry Christmas.
    Matthew Parris in the Times is on a roll. This week we have this
    ‘Secular liberals may disagree but Christianity’s message of tolerance is why it remains the foundation of our culture’
    This from an atheist.
    It is suggested elsewhere that, though church attendances are dwindling, demand for Christmas nativity, carol service, and midnight mass are if anything on the up.
    I have this warm feeling that out there very many quiet patriotic British folk are doing this and by this action in part are sticking two fingers up to the liberal elite and the RoP and supporting their own culture- which is not of course the one that the bBBC want them to have.
    A rather rewarding Christmas message.

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  38. 60022Mallard says:

    At the end of a programme on Radio 4 Extra I thought that I would see if there was a church service on Radio 4.

    Lo and behold a female was explaining how similar the Koran was to the Bible about Mary and was going to quote a translation.

    It is just relentless.

    Unsurprisingly it was immediately back to Radio 4 Extra.

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  39. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Arctic heatwave could break records””

    “”Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change”” (What is a climate scientist? Someone who believes in man made Global Warming?)

    “”Dr Otto added that scientists are “very confident” that the weather patterns were linked to anthropogenic climate change””

    “”And in all our methods, we find the same thing; we cannot model a heatwave like this without the anthropogenic signal.””

    “”Santa is most likely overdressed. Maybe in the future we’ll see him in a light jacket or plastic mac.””

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38417198

    As ever, no opposing scientific perspective. For the BBC, it really is ‘settled science’

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    • Lock13 says:

      The funny thing will be when it all melts and they find towns there – have a job explaining that one

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    • StewGreen says:

      Paul H has a debunk
      \\Meteorologist with WeatherBell Analytics, told The Washington Post, the large Arctic storms that drew mild air into the Arctic in 2015 and 2016 are “part and parcel of Atlantic weather variability.”//
      And as a rule when its unusually hot somewhere, somewhere else it’s unusually cold.
      \\
      For some reason the BBC forgot to mention that Siberia has been in the grip of some of the coldest weather in recent weeks, with temperatures tumbling to minus 79F, breaking all previous cold records.//
      https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/bbcs-arctic-heatwave-occurs-regularly/

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  40. Beltane says:

    This is a quote from Niall Ferguson’s excellent book ‘Empire’:
    ‘The Empire came to greatness by killing lots of people less sharply armed than themselves and stealing their countries, although their methods later changed: killing lots of people with machine guns came to prominence as the army’s tactic of choice. (The Empire)…fell to pieces because of various people like Mahatma Ghandi, heroic revolutionary protester, sensitive to the needs of his people.’
    Ferguson with a nice sense of irony describes the above as ‘an incisive overview of imperial history’ and its source as a BBC website ‘apparently aimed at schoolchildren’.
    We spend a lot of time on here, justifiably concerned to the point of desperation at the threat posed by militant islam – or islam as we know it to be – and the part played by the BBC in nullifying or diminishing its true impact and danger. But we tend to overlook the other pernicious BBC activity of the past several decades, launched significantly by the loutish Janet Street Porter among others, of the suborning and propagandising of our young. History will show this to be equally vile.

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    • Grant says:

      Beltane,

      Haven’t read the book, but, if he is endorsing that quote, it confirms my generally low opionion of Ferguson.

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      • Beltane says:

        No, he’s not Grant, not at all. His ‘Damascene conversion’ on Brexit has also raised his stock for me. Read it – e-bay around £2.80 post free – the intro alone is enough to raise your hopes.

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        • Grant says:

          Beltane,

          The Brexit vote was a matter of principle for we Leavers. I can’t help thinking that Ferguson changed his mind just to be on the winning side. When he first got a post at Harvard his political views moved leftwards to fit in with that Left-wing university. Not a man of principle and not to be trusted. This does not invalidate his history writings if he sticks the facts.

          The piece you quote, and he endorses , is a Left-wing political statement.

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          • Beltane says:

            We seem to be at cross-purposes Grant but, I repeat, he does not endorse the statement, he uses it as an example of the distortion of history common to much of what the BBC currently churn out, and have done for decades. As I say, please read it and you will, I feel sure, agree.

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            • Grant says:

              Beltane,

              Apologies. Yes, misunderstanding. I mis-read your original post. Too much christmas spirit !

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    • Lock13 says:

      B so true I was out at lunch with colleagues this week 30-40 age group. I am 51. The brainwashing runs deep . All of them are Europhiles , All of them believe in man made Global Warming. I was left feeling like the old crank at the end of the afternoon. They have all been force fed this shit and they have drank the kook-aid. They will not listen to reasoned argument

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  41. AsISeeIt says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, to one and all.

    I sense 2017 will be a good one. The news just gets better and better.
    But don’t expect to hear that good news on the BBC. For example, see this story about ex-chief of the BBC Mark Thompson’s left-leaning Hillary-supporting New York Times

    ‘The New York Times will vacate at least eight floors in its midtown Manhattan headquarters as part of an extensive redesign and consolidation of its newsroom and office space. Executives at the company said in a memo Friday that the move will save money…’

    http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/12/new-york-times-to-downsize-in-manhattan-headquarters-004896

    ‘President (Sulzberger) and CEO Mark Thompson wrote in a note to Times employees Friday….the publisher and CEO’s offices, along with other large corner offices, will disappear as part of the redesign.’

    Life’s tough without a Licence Fee

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  42. Jeff says:

    I always think of Channel 4 as being the BBC’s rather poorly behaved younger sibling. A sort of Beeb with acne and an irritating adolescent “attitude”. So I wasn’t particularly surprised when I discovered that this year their “Alternative Christmas Message,” is being given by the widower of Jo Cox. Apparently Brendan will call for an end to the “rise in hatred.” He’s also going to tell viewers that now is the “moment to reach out to somebody that might disagree with us.”
    Hmmm, I wonder if Nigel will be watching?
    I know this isn’t what the saintly Brendan has in mind, but…
    Maybe we’ll see Anna Soubrey rushing about hugging Brexiteers, allowing other people to speak and admitting she’s been an absolute, God awful, pain in the arse for as long as anyone can remember..
    Perhaps wee Jimmy Krankie will crack a smile and thank the English tax payers for keeping Scotland afloat for decades.
    Angela Merkel might do the only honorable thing and resign immediately, go down on bended knee and beg forgiveness from the German electorate….and all those unfortunate souls who live in the Shengen area.
    Perhaps Cameron, Cleggy, Carney and Osborne will all come to their senses, admit they were wrong, stop whinging and instead help our nation work towards a brighter, more prosperous future.
    The dear old BBC might ditch its truly dreadful “comedians”, Marcus, Jeremy, Sandi etc and start employing folk that actually make us laugh. Possibly, on occasion, we could tune into Question Time and not see four intolerant lefties and the grotesque image of Eddie Izzard pouting petulantly on the panel.
    Well I can dream, can’t I?
    Merry Christmas!

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    • Grant says:

      Jeff,

      LOL ! I suspect a lot of the people you refer to may be swept away in 2017 but I can’t quite predict which ones !

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    • nogginator says:

      Brendan will call for an end to the “rise in hatred.” He’s also going to tell viewers that now is the “moment to reach out to somebody that might disagree with us.”
      Cripes! … Like when Geldof, Jo and co welcomed the Brexit flotilla, our EU slated fishermen?
      … “feel the love” eh!

      Never mind the Al BBC never short of feel good stories.
      “There has now been a rush of further Muslim good news stories.
      For instance, the BBC has a video feature on some Muslims in Manchester who are helping the homeless in the area. If a Zoroastrian, atheist or Christian were to give food to the homeless it wouldn’t be worth a paragraph let alone a feature of its own. But like most of the rest of the media the BBC seems to feel that the Muslim communities of the world need a leg-up after any terrorist attacks”
      D Murray

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      • Grant says:

        Noggie,

        The Left know that their whole “ideology” is based on hate. So they have to distract from that by transferring it the the “Right”.

        Douglas Murray is right. Muslims giving charity to any non-muslims is big news because it is so rare. Beeboids too stupid to realise that most people know that.

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  43. Deborah says:

    I am enjoying this global warming and been for a lovely walk whilst the turkey cooks.

    Little comment from me over the last couple of days as I have been enjoying the carols and music on Classic FM. I mentally switch off for their brief left wing rants that pass as news I usually listen to the carols and readings from Kings on the radio when peeling the sprouts on Christmas Eve but instead this year watched the BBC tv carols from Kings or whatever it is called, (slightly different services). Several of the choir boys were not of a white ethnicity so of course those were the ones that the camera concentrated on and far too many modern carols. Back to radio next year. Bah humbug and merry Xmas.

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    • Beltane says:

      I have to say Deborah that to suggest that Turkey is cooking is a vile and unsubstantiated slur on a noble, democratic and advanced society.

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  44. Nibor says:

    Merry Christmas

    I’ve had my seasons greetings from the BBC . Not a Xmas card actually , more a letter . And not quite couched in the normal festive way , wishing me peace and prosperity to my kith and kin . A bit more along the threat lines really , something about they hadn’t heard from me and they’re going to investigate . That’s a bit touching I thought , that they were worried about me and want to find out if I’m well . They could have dressed up their missive in a more festive way . There are bits of red colour in it , but it’s not a Santa , more a warning about enforcement and fines .
    No doubt the Eid version will be happier .

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    • Lock13 says:

      What’s the betting if your name was Mohammed No.1 ISIS Towers you’d be let off?

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    • JosF says:

      Ah so I am not the only one here who get’s those christmas cards from auntie BBC I’ve been getting them for the last four years from auntie BBC though they are usually the same christmas cards that auntie sends out so they are now getting very repetative so I dont bother opening them not

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  45. BRISSLES says:

    Deborah, same with the Christmas special of Grantchester last night. This is 1950’s Britain in a VERY small town; but predictably there were the couple of black token characters – a nightclub owner and a stripper (I’m trying to stifle the giggle.) Since the days of Brian True-May was castigated for having an all white cast in Midsomer, the days of an all white cast are behind us, no matter how ridiculous a black character in the scenario would be.
    I see there is a new series of Endeavour in the offing – again set in the 60’s, so it’ll be interesting to see the ratio they’ve come up with on that ! Oh I cant wait for the nominees at the Oscars this year !

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  46. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

    And Happy Hanukkah to Israel!
    I don’t appreciate the Christmas present Obama Bin-Liner has handed
    to the so-called “Palestinians”

    I’m not Jewish but God bless PM Netanyahu. I hope the UN crumbles.

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    • Grant says:

      Lucy,

      Let’s hope that Trump puts a new resolution to the UN and then withdraws the USA completely. The whole rotten edifice will then collapse and good riddance.

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      • JosF says:

        Does anybody know if the UN has achieved anything usful in its history because in my 60 years on this planet I have seen the UN actuall achieve little if anything especially when it comes to stopping wars. What very little respect I ever had for the UN dissapeared when the UN elected saudi arabia onto its so-called human rights counicl

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  47. Grant says:

    Was looking forward to “Wild Tales from the Village ” just now on BBC2. Wildlife in a remote french village. Sure enough, as I expected, totally ruined by loud boring music and gimmickry. I lasted 5 minutes.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ruined by background music
      #MediaBubbleworld is aware of the issue
      Staff Claim that you can only get great audience figs if you use music.
      – Petitions against have never gathered momentum.
      I suggest thinking of creating a Twitter hashtag to draw attention; say #NotClear2Hear

      2007 BBC ran a red button trial
      wish they’d kept that option.

      “As a result of these complaints in 2009, Jay Hunt launched an extensive study into why people were experiencing these difficulties.”
      2011VLV and RNIB were involved
      “RNID’s Director of Public Engagement, Emma Harrison, says: “RNID’s membership survey found a significant number of respondents said background noise affects their ability to hear speech on television and prompted more than half of respondents to switch off.”
      -2011 ITV also aware but scoffed “old people”

      BBC’s Danny Cohen wrote a 2011 blogpost.
      Claimed editorial guidelines had been made and also put on BBC Academy’s College of Production website – BUT both links are now dead.

      Dead petition 24 sigs

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      • Leha says:

        A bit like 5dead’s drumming shite through the news/travel/weather, well it was when I last listened around 5 years ago.

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  48. Melksham says:

    The BBC know all there is to know about lying.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/lying/lying_1.shtml
    Shame they can’t stop doing it.

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    • Grant says:

      Melksham,

      The lying even extends to wildlife documentaries. I just dipped into the one I referred to above. The scene is a frenchman using a pig to find truffles. The pig finds a black truffle about the size of a chestnut, so worth maybe £100. He throws it into an open basket. And ,lo and behold, a cheeky Red Squirrel comes along and steals the truffle. Frenchman does a Mt. Bean act. Pure BBC fiction masquerading as factual documentary.

      Never trust the BBC. They are big liars .

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Grant,
        Not just big liars but serial big liars.The BBC have been practising Fake News and truth suppression for 30 plus years to my certain knowledge. The damage they have done to our country is immense and very likely irreparable. Even in the season of Goodwill to All Men I cannot find it in my heart to wish the BBC and those who work for it anything but misery.

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        • Grant says:

          DT,

          I fully agree with you.

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          • Lock13 says:

            Come on Gents
            Merry Christmas BBC . I don’t know how you have the bare faced gall knor do I know what the f*ck you think you are playing at but it is the Season of Goodwill.
            How about becoming a National Broadcaster and supporting the rest of us who live here?

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        • StewGreen says:

          It’s not just little lies, but elephant sized False-Narratives yet they screech “fake news” about mouse sized stories like “Pope endorses Trump” that hardly anyone believes.

          Before the votes the BBC was almost unable to find anyone voting for Brexit or anyone voting for Trump….Their vox pops seemed to feature only Remain and Hillary supporters.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Seems BBC have given up thinking about the ethics of lying
      … cos that page has not been updated since 2005.

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