What If?

Jeremy Bowen gives a fair assessment of the consequences of the vote not to help the FSA against Assad…..the FSA now has to fight both the ISIS and Assad and the West is caught between a rock and a hard place having been out-manoeuvred by Assad and the likes of the BBC:   What if the West had intervened in Syria? The BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen assesses the … Continue reading

Mehdi’s Muddle

    With ISIS and its British recruits dominating the news we are also bombarded with ‘messages’ that parcel out the blame for radicalisng these Jihadi warriors….Western foreign policy being the favoured, default, unthinking but sometimes Machiavellian option. The BBC has always accepted that assertion without challenge…thereby adding to the credibility of the cause for potential recruits to the Jihad…it after all fits in with the BBC’s own agenda about … Continue reading

Feral Haggis Sighted On Ben Nevis

  Actually no Haggis were spotted( rare and nocturnal) but this was: Glacier-like hazards found on Ben Nevis Hazards common in arctic and alpine areas but described as “extremely unusual” in the UK during the summer have been found on Ben Nevis. A team of climbers and scientists investigating the mountain’s North Face said snowfields remained in many gullies and upper scree slopes. On these fields, they have come across … Continue reading

Lawson Was Right, Bob Ward Was Wrong

‘There is no rise in the number of reported major floods events over the past 129 years……it is unclear if climate change is implicated in recent flooding.‘   This report demonstrates why the likes of Nigel Lawson should have a place in the debate, the so-called debate, on climate change and its effects. The BBC seems to have done a volte face and is not only reporting things that might … Continue reading

Believe, Unite, Fight

  The BBC, and most of the other media, use Ajmal Masroor as a Muslim spokesman asking his views on all the current issues concerning Muslims…..such as what would Sharia Britain look like, is it Islamic to punish people so cruelly ( he blames the Old Testament) and why are young Muslims being radicalised? We’ve had a look at him before in ‘Blowback’. Harry’s Place asks: Is Ajmal Masroor an … Continue reading


Tough one for the BBC. Hamas sources in Gaza say 18 people suspected of collaborating with Israel have been executed. The killings came after an Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas leaders on Thursday. Two more Palestinians died in overnight strikes. Ah, that all important “context” and of course can one REALLY blame Hamas for MURDERING 18 Gazans when those Joooos are being beastly to Hamas? Note the use … Continue reading

Hogging The Headlines

    Good to hear the BBC raising important issues that prick the social conscience of the nation and remind us of the callous indifference that the Tories have for the suffering of the poorest in society. Last year Labour’s PCC, in Durham, Ron Hogg, launched a new scheme to help those forced into a life of crime by ‘Austerity Britain’: Police going easy on skint shoplifting mums in Austerity … Continue reading


The decapitation of US journalist James Foley has caused a stirring at the BBC. I was on BBC London this morning and asked if I though the fact that the man who murdered Mr Foley spoke with a London accent was shocking. I said no, and am surprised anyone could be surprised at this. Last year, in LONDON, we saw the virtual decapitation of Lee Rigby by two “British” Muslims … Continue reading

Crocodile Tears

    The BBC tells us that…. US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is “an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world”. Mr Obama compared Islamic State (IS), the group which made a video of Mr Foley’s killing, to a “cancer” and said its ideology was “bankrupt”.   I’m not sure why suddenly, when a journalist is killed, this … Continue reading


    The BBC have a great reluctance to mention anything to do with *****….as mentioned earlier they concentrate on other things that set the anti-Israel tone for the viewer, listener or reader. And again, look at the BBC’s MIddle East page and these are some of its top stories: Protest at Israel interfaith wedding UK’s Jewish Chronicle apology for Gaza ad Man returns Israel medal over Gaza     … Continue reading

Setting The Tone

    Fascinating what the BBC concentrates on in the Gaza conflict…not the fighting, or the reasons for it but the buildings turned to rubble, the children injured and the infrastrucutre damaged….all reports designed to make the audience react in a way sympathetic to the Palestinians and angry towards the Israelis….note all the sub-headlines….all about the damage, Israel, the blockade…but no ‘Hamas’…       And what of that headline…Israel … Continue reading