160 Responses to OPEN THREAD…

  1. DB says:

    The Narcissist-in-Chief. How the BBC would’ve mocked that if Bush had done it. Instead there will be nothing.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      More likely the Beeboids will be using it as a source for their reporting over the next few months.


  2. DB says:

    Heh @ Huey Morgan. I quite liked that Scooby Snacks song now that I remember it.


  3. Reed says:

    It’s happening all over the place…

    This is difficult to read. I’m not often shocked, but this left me speechless…


    …but do be careful not to hate, m’kay.


    • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

      Yes, coming to a town near you soon. Or even your town?…It’s on the way good folks.
      All the superior thinking people you elected know better than you do. Just think about capital punishent for instance. A clear majority of us would approve it under certain circumstances, but the folk we elect know better than us and won’t ever reintroduce it. Done deal.
      They know better than us plebs.
      That’s their view of course and it’s shite. Thats not my idea of democracy but thats what we have.
      So equally well they “know” that we are unthinking racists, blindly following the likes of Nick and tommy, but one day, just one day the carnage will become so great they wont be able to cover it up. It WILL happen across europe…
      Rivers of blood and all!
      Treacherous bastards the lot of them……Just remember Dave Cameron wants another 80 miilion Turks wandering willy nilly across a borderless EU, heading for the wonderful promised land of benefits and dhimmified brits.
      Get the message out somehow.


  4. Pounce_uk says:

    I see another Muslim has been jailed for his penchant for little girls. in Carlisle.

    I see the bBC video story plays the racist remarks angle. But what is most disturbing is how yet another girl who reported this to the police (3 years before his arrest) saw nothing transpire. Any half decent News agency would be asking questions to why police have been turning a blind eye to Islamic paedophiles. (I see the bBC refrains from calling these people that) But the bBC doesn’t

    The bBC, the traitors in our Midst.


  5. Harry says:

    Credit should be awarded where it is due:

    Songs of Praise is to remain Christian despite calls for it to be turned it into a multifaith programme, the BBC’s first Muslim head of religion has pledged.

    Well done for this man, Aaqil Ahmed, for standing up to unnecessary calls for “reform”. Surely another program would be more appropriate as it would be a shame to change something many of the older generation have enjoyed for donkeys.



    • George R says:


      INBBC’s head of religion, Muslim Mr Aaqil Ahmed, tells British licencepayers that ‘Songs of Praise’ can remain, for now…

      The bigger picture:-
      When will Mr Ahmed be commissioning the next BBC TV series for Islam by a Muslim from Al Jazeera such as Rageh Omaar?


      • wally greeninker says:

        Have just been listening to radio 3’s essay which this week is all about the attitude to Shakespeare Tonight it was Iran and the Iranian went on at great length that the thing most of her countrymen related to , in the playwright, was his pre-occupation with the concept of honour.At one point she even mentioned that it could be connected to sex in some instances and Iranians find the plot of Othello something with which the find it very easy to relate! She could have mentioned honour killings since she was practically on the topic – but didn’t.

        For the record; “Article 220 of the Iranian Criminal Code states: “If a father –or his male ancestors– kill their children, they will not be prosecuted for murder.” – that’s pure sharia and would presumably be the judgment handed down in a British sharia court.
        Honour killings are, of course, a problem in Iran, as they are in almost all muslim countries.

        For the record:


        • wally greeninker says:

          First line should have ended “……attitudes to Shakespeare in different countries”


      • Harry says:

        Yes it does seem to be one step forward three steps back with the BBC.


    • james says:

      But speaking to an audience invited by the Catholic Communications Network in London he said it was “childish” to think that religion was being cut back on the BBC.

      Religious output on the BBC had risen under his tenure to 600 hours of radio a year and 170 hours on television, he said.

      170 hrs on television eh? I don’t mean to sound cynical but there are only 52 weeks in the year. So there are around 3 hrs of religious programmes on TV each week. The Average length of a show is about half an hour. So that is 6 religious shows a week! If that were the case most people would find that religious overload. Methinks he might be exaggerating or do they just keep repeating those documentaries about Paedophile Priests.


    • Teddy Bear says:

      I smell a rat!
      Songs of Praise is to remain Christian despite calls for it to be turned it into a multifaith programme, the BBC’s first Muslim head of religion has pledged.
      ‘Calls for it to be turned into a multifaith programme’???
      Reading the article it appears that a Sikh producer is the only one that ‘calls’ for such a thing, and it sounds like he was just raising the possibility.

      So why is it news?

      Could it be that in the wake of the article by Rev Peter Mullen yesterday the BBC wants to show its a staunch defender of Christianity after all?

      So all they’re really saying is that it’s business as usual – and this is news.
      Surprised at the Telegraph for running this tripe.


  6. George R says:

    Two contrasting headlines on Lada Gaga in Islamic Indonesia:

    1.) ‘Jihadwatch’:

    “Lady Gaga gagged in moderate Indonesia after Islamic opposition”


    2.) INBBC (with a different kind of headline):-

    “Lady Gaga Indonesia concert denied permit by police”



  7. Reed says:

    We have a BBC fundamentalist over on another thread…


    …be sure to ‘have your say’.


    • Guest Who says:

      I’m sorry, that screed of his has ‘plant’ written all over it.
      And if he is genuine, then he’d still be hard pressed to beat a paranoid bowl of petunias in the up top stakes, so that statement still applies.
      “Oh, no, not again”


  8. Reed - lefties always eat their own says:

    Occupy farm update…

    When leftists turn on leftists, sit back and enjoy the spectacle…

    “There is something so satisfying about a lefty University that helps spread the kind of vomit that spews forth from their students having to suffer the results of those teachings applied to their own property.”



  9. Reed - hates the EU says:

    Give us a damn referendum already…

    MEDDLING Euro MPs have provoked fury by heralding a £4million scheme to publicise Britain’s lucrative benefits and health care system to people from across the Continent.



  10. Guest Who says:

    Beyond the BBC, the actions of most public sector money pits conern me.
    And through personal experience, few more than our NHS ‘care’ industry, and specifically the risible oversight quangos, up to and including Minister level morons.
    Of any political hue.
    So I perk up when I get a confluence of the two..
    Beyond the weaseling ‘reporting’ of ‘Labour figures suggest..’ (I bet they do, and get a free ride to ‘suggest them 24/7), there seems NO hint that whatever dire situation the current crop are getting our elder care into, the whole sorry shebang was made 13 years worse by… the BBC’s main PR client.


  11. Stuart Quick says:

    I’m listening to the Today program with the well rounded, balanced, and sane Guy Verhofstadt (fondly known as Harry Potter) singing the praises of the EU and arguing for more fiscal union to save Greece. (Have a look at some of his speeches in the EU such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNMi8wI-enM)

    There’s nothing more satisfying than listening to a balanced politician – one that clearly loves the UK (see youtube) being interviewed and having an easy ride on our flagship national broadcaster, the BBC.

    There was no balance to this interview – I would of liked to hear an alternate view from an Euro-skeptic – mentioning no names…


  12. As I See It says:

    Sony Award winning Vicky Derbyshire reminds us on BBC Radio 5 that Health Minister Andrew Landsley got a rough ride at the RCN and then suggests that later today Home Secretary Teresa May MAY WELL get the same treatment from the Police.
    Good old BBC – bringing you, and indeed, MAKING the left-wing news.


  13. George R says:

    The Islamisation of NATO: Pakistan yes; Israel no, says Turkey.

    INBBC gives much political propaganda for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, (from its many Pakistan-born reporters), even though Pakistan acts like an enemy of the West.

    “Pakistan ‘likely to attend’ Nato talks on Afghanistan”


    But, look elsewhere, and :

    Glenn Beck’s ‘The Blaze’:-

    “Israel Not Invited to Chicago’s NATO Summit”



  14. lojolondon says:

    I don’t speak French and I wasn’t there, but I can sympathise, we know how this feels –



  15. Loorarfatrife says:

    Who and where to condense this summer on holiday, slice your information.