442 Responses to MID WEEK OPEN THREAD….

  1. johnnythefish says:

    It was the sad duty of Eddie Mair on ‘PM’ to inform the nation that Aretha Franklin is to make only one more album.

    Cue our Eddie reading a tribute from O’ Bama which anybody just tuning in would have taken for an obituary. Lots of ‘Afro-American’ this and ‘Spiritual music’ that – and that was just in the first ten seconds I could bear listening to before the big clunking fist hit the ‘off’ button.

    Please someone do us all a favour and put this student union broadcaster out of its misery.


    • Oaknash says:

      Johnny – I heard that one too and was particularly touched by the little deferential pause from Mair when he said “these were the words of Obama” At which point I vomited up this mornings cornflakes.


    • gaxvil says:

      Always thought that Mair thinks he is such a funny guy. He should be on the stage – There’s one leaving in 10 minutes – Boom boom!


  2. taffman says:

    Are Al Beeb are getting the message? OTT Negative reporting on Brexit?
    Changing their tune…………
    Check out the negative headings on ‘More on this story’.


  3. Northern Dreamer says:

    bBBC website: ‘Child migrant scheme closure shame’…..re ending the Dubs amendment, I’m sitting here mouse poised waiting for the HYS to come up……waiting…waiting….any ideas why no HYS on this one?


  4. Demon says:

    I’m not totally convinced by violence but sometimes it is needed to defend the innocent majority:


  5. gaxvil says:

    Anyone care to update us on just how many ‘celebs’ have left the USA, as they promised, following Trump’s victory?


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I think the numbers match the mass exodus of our ‘celebs’ after the Brexit vote.
      Less than 1 I think.


  6. AsISeeIt says:

    It’s not just the winsome yet increasingly PC Lucy Worsley busy telling us we ought to rewrite our history. (Turning PC up to 11 is a trend with those contracted to the BBC cf. Gary Lineker)


    ‘Award-winning comedian and the world’s 14th best quizzer Paul Sinha returns to BBC Radio 4 for a third series of his History Revision. From ‎Portugal’s invasion of Morocco in 1415 leading directly to the 2014 World Cup, to how the 1909 launch of an Austro-Hungarian submarine ‎prevented Dr Zhivago winning an Oscar, to the story of the black woman who refused to give up a seat on an Alabama bus and ended up ‎changing the law – no, it wasn’t Rosa Parks – Paul will shine a light on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school, ‎and explain why so much of what you did learn is wrong’

    Just me, or is this something of an obsession with the BBC lately? Why this constant desire to rewrite history?

    More to the point, do state school kids learn any history these days – apart from slavery amd the holocaust?


    • gaxvil says:

      Lucy Worsley – like a plasticine stop motion figure, tottering around on heels in clothes some unkind people dressed her in. Just think when she’s making TV, her staff get a break.


    • Beltane says:

      The ‘constant desire to re-write history’ is entirely compatible with ‘we need another referendum’. Always the same mind-set, diligently seeking the answers it wants to suit the narrative, rather than those it gets.


  7. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Stella Creasey on Channel 4 being spoon fed emoting bullshit about rotten horrible Great Britain refusing to take unlimited Muslim children.
    Can anyone explain why the MSM and left in general’s answer to everything is
    ‘More muslims’?


    • Oaknash says:

      Thatcher – Because these days rationality and common sense get in the way of the message. Welcome to Onesie world where “There is more that unites us than divides us!”

      Try telling that to someone whos daughter was raped at Rotherham!

      On a different subject – (not a BBC story)

      Looks like the unsavoury little munchkin may well be the subject of a no confidence motion. Oh dear wouldnt it be a shame if he lost it and was despatched back to sit on his poison mushroom for perpetuity – Having to spend his time glowering at the public and his ghastly publicity seeking wife!

      Mind you she may not be there for stare at – as she seems to like a busy “social life”


    • gaxvil says:

      Is it because they holiday in Dubai or have investments there?
      Is it because they think Islam can teach us much?
      Is it because they’ve missed the news on ISIS, 9/11, Nice, Paris, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Boko Haram, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen?

      I’m clutching at straws, I know.


  8. Sluff says:

    Has anything happened in the world today? Or in the UK? You know, politics, war, new inventions, migrant crises, Trump announcements?
    Because every time I accidentally switch on the Corbyn propoganda machine aka the BBC all I get is the latest latest latest ‘NHS crisis’. Today is the turn of Aand E 4 hour waiting times Crisis.

    Maybe the news editors have just made up a random series of NHS crisis headlines on Monday and put them on an old 8 track cassette, you know the ones that go round forever. And then they’ve all f***** off home for the rest of the week.

    New shock crisis. More NHS staff are stubbing their toes on skirting boards than ever before. Rocketing absenteeism due to foot injuries. Public enquiry demanded. Skirting board funding crisis. The BBC has this exclusive report…..(continues on all news programmes for several days….).

    But only in England. Of course.
    Scottish and Welsh crises seem to be ‘significantly under-represented’ in the bBBC coverage. I wonder why?


    • G says:

      Serious problems the BBC portray. In England only 86% of patients are seen and treated within 4 hours. Hold on though! that’s 86 out of every 100. So the truth, if you can even believe the BBC’s figures, is that 14 out of every 100 will not be seen within 4 hours. There, I feel better already!


      • Sir_Arthur_Strebe-Grebling says:

        As long as they ‘triage’ those arriving, and the 14% untreated are the drunks and time-wasters, I’d say that dealing with 86% within four hours sounds pretty good to me.
        Has the bBBC ever asked?


  9. gaxvil says:

    Well, from memory, working in the NHS was fine and the NHS worked. Then in the nineties, along came Norman Fowler and Ken Clark and the inception of, NHS Trusts and the ‘BUSSINESS MODEL’. And that was when the rot really set in and now the NHS just chugs along with bits dropping off – like those clown cars in the circus.


    • Dystopian says:

      Apparently it is the “ageing population”. Probably why the BBC are hell bent on causing WW 3.

      No mention of the mismanagement and greedy fat cats creaming off all the funding.
      NHS middle management driving around in Jaguar cars etc etc…


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        They seem to be poo poo’ing the £500 million charges for overseas treatment not collected as it’s not much compared to the whole NHS budget.
        It would pay for 25,000 more nurses though, would that not help a little or is it not worth the effort.


  10. G says:

    I think I’ve just observed a classic example of news manipulation by the BBC. You know the situation: TV was on whilst I was in the kitchen. Returned to lounge where the One Show had started. Not a programme I watch nevertheless my immediate attention was drawn to the feature on several Head Teachers travelling to London to plead with the Minister for more money. One interviewee said that his school had risen from 1100 pupils to 1400 with no extra cash. My mind immediately went off at a tangent: the white British are no longer breeding in numbers and, indeed, they are being out-bred by foreigners living in (and some say, off) the UK, particularly Asian Muslims so, question, where have the additional pupils come from? You know and I know without consulting the ONS for the statistics but, I was interested to see how the BBC would subtly persuade the viewer that the increase is nothing to to with immigration. I was not disappointed. We saw day to day scenes in a number of schools involved but, wait, did I spot a black or Asian face? No fear – not one! The BBC would not want viewers to add 2 + 2 and get four and make the connection would they? So endeth my contribution on another example of overt BBC manipulation of the news.


      • G says:

        My case rests, Dystopian………


      • BRISSLES says:

        This is a book worth reading……

        While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within by Bruce Bawer

        We all know that the white man will be ‘bred’ out of this country within a couple of generations. Mosques are already overtaking the number of churches, and mixed relationships are on the rise. Trump and Brexit ? those currently protesting in the streets will have far worse things to worry about in the next 60 years because they are so short sighted now. Sadiq Khan has already voiced opposition to the kind of ‘unacceptable’ advertising on the underground – just wait until they really get going. As in Indonesia, we could be having a Vice & Virtue police force created when the time comes that our grandchildren are adults. Unlikely ? think again.


    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Note too that all patients interviewed by the BBC are white-and usually old and haunted-whereas all staff interviewed by the BBC are life-saving angels and surgeons.
      Good rule of thumb I find.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      G. Could it be the children are staying in school longer because there are no jobs for them, just like the NHS crisis is caused by white old people blocking beds because there are no places for them to go to.
      It must be a white folks problem because immigration never ever gets a mention as the 350,000 per year have no effect on anything at all (and they all contribute more than they take out of the system, I know this ‘cos the BBC says so)


      • Beltane says:

        ‘Children staying in school longer because there were no jobs…..’ That, EG, was the cynical, disastrous and entirely fictitious basis of ‘a university education for all’ as promoted and created by our Tone. We owe him so much.


      • StewGreen says:

        @EG the school leaving was raised to 18 some years ago.

        You might find considerably older refugees in schools.


  11. Dystopian says:

    Even with divine intervention this country is f***ed.
    We need a miracle…and I really don’t think this time 5 loaves and 2 fish are gonna cut it!


  12. Alicia Sinclair says:

    So Labour drain their own swamps and cesspits to find pew fillers, empty sandbags and noshows to replace the LAST lot of sponges and nobodies who replaced the PREVIOUS bunch of windsocks and blowholes who we rejected in 2015.
    Has anybody ever HEARD of this latest crop?…double barrel names and northern accenst but safely ensconced in Hampstead constituencies etc.
    Pity the BBC as they desperately try to find something-ANYTHING-to say about these fragrance of Jo Cox red balloons as they drift around the Westminster bubble.
    And-Corbyn says the BBC are guilty of “fake news” about him!
    Not mentioned-but THAT is going to hurt them all.
    The Left is one blood stained puddle of nothing isn`t it?
    And the BBC try still to tell us that they matter.
    Labour matter only to the BBC-and that is now reciprocated in a suicide pact.
    Corbyn reminds me of Hitler shuffling wide-eyed along the boys brigade that were unable to get away from his bunker-paste medals, shaking hands and twitches as the enemy headed for their lair.
    His now “Shadow Cabinet” don`t even get a broom handle to march with these days.


    • gaxvil says:

      Labour had it’s roots in the Chartist Movement’s noble causes: workers rights and social welfare. It was the champion of the workers when the Tories were champions of the bosses. It gave us the NHS but then we became strike Britain.
      Labour provided a punch bag for Thatcher and really that was it until Blair came and put the lid on the Labour coffin. R.I.P.


      • Thoughtful says:

        I’m afraid that the idea the Labour party gave us the NHS is a fallacy – revisionism, but not true history.

        The NHS was agreed by both parties and would have been created by the Tories if they had been elected. They allegedly stole the idea originally from the Nazis.

        Now that really would piss some of todays Fascists off, they can’t even accept the fact of what they are let alone that Fascism grew out of Socialism. Might cause a brain embolism


        • GCooper says:

          It’s almost worse. The NHS was modelled to quite some degree on the health schemes run by paternalistic, filthy capitalist, privately owned companies like the Great Western Railway.

          Of course, the GWR didn’t provide healthcare to hundreds of thousands of incomers who had never worked for the company, nor contributed to it in any way…


  13. Dave666 says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38918317 Shameful? Well not if you were one of the people who didn’t want any of them here. Shameful that we were lied to when we were told we were not taking any. Shameful minority pressure groups changed that statement into a lie. Shameful that more taxpayers money will be used up in court. yep shameful.


    • Sluff says:

      Just remind me. How many refugees of any age have Saudi and the UAE taken in?
      Last time I checked it was a very small but perfectly round number.
      There seems to be little self-righteous indignation about that from Ms Cooper and her bBBC chums.


  14. Sluff says:

    It’s worse than that.
    While the non white-British population is about 13% the non white-British SCHOOL AGE population is nearer 30%. I just cannot remember ever being asked to vote for this seismic demographic change.
    It’s a statistic that gets surprisingly little mention on the bBBC.
    As if they don’t want to bring it to your attention.


  15. DownBoy says:

    This morning on the ‘Today’ programme, the second string substitute Matthew somebody came off the bench to interview an East European politician – I think she was Latvian.
    Matthew wanted to know how much she thought the UK would have to pay the EUSSR as a leaving penalty. Sensibly enough, she didn’t give an answer so he pressed her to speculate how big the amount might be.
    Attention beeboid – we are massive net contributors to the EU and we are in no mood to give them one extra red cent. Got that??


  16. G says:

    Another heartwarming story of multiculturalism – A 2015 award winning school (for taking most migrants) in Sweden now reduced effectively to rioting, regular closures and security guards.
    The lefty/liberals are really as stupid as the person who continually planes across the grain and wonders why it never seems to work.


  17. Thoughtful says:

    Today the BBC has been bleating that the so called ‘millenials’ will be the first generation to be poorer than their parents.

    Well no shit Sherlock!

    Two things immediately come to mind. The first is the amount of increase in demand which has totally outstripped supply, and the second & perhaps most important.

    The blinkered mono mania of the Fascist left concerning ‘equality’ which of course is only ever going to end one way – an equal spreading of misery.
    It doesn’t seem to have crossed the idiots minds that making the poor richer is going to come at the expense of making them poorer. While there might be 80% poor and 15% doing OK those 15% are going to be bearing the brunt of ‘equality’ which the 80% are not going to be improved all that much.

    There is no thought as to making everyone wealthier through wealth creation, or rewarding risk & hard work, the only thing to strive for is ‘equality’ and to be honest it’s a pretty miserable goal when the decorations are stripped from it.

    Just stop for a moment next time you hear a Fascist droning on about the only thing they have to talk about, and realise what a hollow concept it is. Everyone getting poorer, some faster than others – what’s so great about that ?


  18. Charlatans says:

    Justice for Marine A -live feed tonight – Update on the last 3 days appeal on Sgt Blackman RM murder conviction – (Appeal on Mental release of Sgt B – change to manslaughter on grounds mental Health etc)- Stating great press coverage except just slagged off disgusting BBC – they are not even covering the Appeal in any detail at Old Bailey:


  19. Voice of the Mysterons says:

    BBC apparatchik and EU cheerleader Katya Adler, is treating the post Brexit EU issue with kid gloves and a heavy heart.

    In fairness she is showing areas of poverty in Italy, but is skirting around the issue of immigration/invasion by portraying the Hungarian President as authoritarian and unreasonable.

    Immigration is the death knell for the EU, but political hubris was the catalyst and it’s disingenuous to blame economics alone for the failure.

    The EU was and still is, a political vanity project.


  20. Peter Grimes says:

    Against my better instincts I am watching Al Beeb’s programme on the rise of populist movements in Europe and opposition to the faceless, useless Brussels idiots.

    Several of the populist leaders have said in few words what so many of us say here every day, that people like Al Beeb are completely out of touch. I’m surprised that Al Beeb haven’t censored their own reportage; some of the populist leaders, like Orban, have refused even to speak to Al Beeb’s useful idiots.


  21. EnglandExpects says:

    Should the past be judged by modern viewpoints or should history be contextual? The BBC has no doubts and never hesitates to decry episodes in our history. It particularly hates the British Empire. Lucy Worsley, who really ought to know better has taken the BBC’s shilling and is fronting the current assault on the view that Britain should be proud of it’s history. Tonight it’s the turn of British India. Nothing but rapacious entrepreneurs who were followed by lying imperialists, who of course were racists. This series of programmes is shallow and a disgrace.


  22. nogginator says:

    BBC ME – “Rights groups have asked Israel’s Supreme Court to strike down a new law retroactively legalising 3,900 settler homes built on private Palestinian land???
    in the occupied??? West Bank” … Private? – Occupied?
    BBC also helpfully shows a map with the Pre 1967 Border???? … but of course no explanation of what actually happened in 67.

    Scrap the BBC!


  23. Stella2 says:

    Credit where it’s due, Katya Adler’s documentary is the most honest account of the EU I have ever seen on the biased BBC.

    There were a few hardline BBC moments, notably in Hungary, where Orban came in for the some sneers, and a local mayor was damned for his “extreme views” of wanting Hungary to retain its national identity, customs and borders. An irony-free moment, too, when she accused Orban’s government of going all out to get the referendum result he wanted.

    An interesting interview with Marine le Pen. Le Pen was allowed to set out her arguments against the EU uninterrupted but was then compromised by Adler’s commentary statement with no right to reply that the FN was “racist and anti-immigrant” – just after Le Pen had told her that such views were now widely discredited in France, and that surely the news had reached Britain. However, the interview was subsequently revisited and we heard Le Pen having the final word against Schultz’s pro-EU stance.

    As someone who has been passionately anti-EU for a long time (despite loving Europe and being multi-lingual), I made myself watch this through gritted teeth. I was more than pleasantly surprised. Katya Adler – clearly she loves Italy and is concerned by how that country has suffered from the European project – gave us an intelligent summary in the main, with many opinions that are rarely aired on BBC current affairs. She even challenged British TV’s favourite loony federalist Guy Verhorseshit with a few digs at the labyrinthine Brussels set-up.

    The question is now: how many of the newsbots will have watched it and how soon will it be before they revert to the usual #despitebrexit fake news BBC agenda on the EU?


    • Dystopian says:

      She’ll not be flavour of the month at the BBC then.


      • Stella2 says:

        Call me cynical, but it was probably agreed so Lord Hall can point to one partially balanced treatment of the subject. Obviously there will have been thousands of complaints from snowflakes, sociology professors and Brussels-based victims of hate speech to take into account – so it won’t happen again.


        • taffman says:

          Spot on.
          My view and opinion also . They are covering their arses. The Trustees are getting twitchy.


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        This reminds me of that story in the Bible about not putting new wine into old skins.

        The BBC does on occasion do good investigative TV and radio programmes. I recall ones about the Charlene Downes murder case, the 40th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s 1968 speech in Birmingham and even recent child grooming scandals. The problem is, as has been stated on Biased BBC previously, that they remain somewhat isolated cases of conscientious reporting which don’t change the over-all agenda and viewpoint.

        The historian Herbert Butterfield said that the only cure for bad (i.e. overly narrative and potted) history was more (i.e. researched and detailed) history. Trying to fit new facts into the old narrative would not do; the narrative needed to change in the light of the new research.

        So, will Adler’s efforts herald more balanced reporting on the pros and cons of the EU by the BBC? I am not optimistic.


        • Stella2 says:

          Neither am I optimistic, Mustapha. The BBC has been worse than ever since June 24th and full-on 1984 since Nov 9. This was a tiny glimmer of light in the darkness – probably intended to tantalise and torture as they revert to type.


          • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

            I thought the BBC’s EU Referendum coverage was biased, but with some balance on occasion, whereas its Trump coverage really does represent crossing the Rubicon, ‘jumping the shark’ or whatever expression fits best.


    • Dave S says:

      Marine le Pen is their worst nightmare. Trump and Brexit times ten. it means the end of the liberal ascendancy in Europe and Merkel back in her box for good.


      • G says:

        “…Merkel back in her box for good”. Having destroyed Germany for the long term already, which box are you referring to? Is in the 6 foot one………..


  24. gaxvil says:

    When did it become wrong and even criminal to like your own race, your own countrymen, your own political group, your own sexual orientation, your own religious group and finally your own culture?
    Seems like these days, if you like your own family, by default you must hate your neighbours. People are, like it or not, only human and to be expected to aspire to angelic attitudes, often with legal sanction, is altogether asking too much.


  25. soyelcaminodelfuturo says:

    I’m back! Never went away, just been lurking…

    Well, that nasty Trump fella, he’s out of touch with us progressive, cosmopolitan elites over here in Europe isn’t he. Or is he? Let’s see in a wide ranging survey of attitudes across Europe. It seems that we can have too much enrichment. More evidence that it is the MSM that is out of touch with mainstream public opinion, not Trump or us non-traitorous westerners.


    And interesting to look at the correlation between male/female, urban/rural, old/young and education level for Brexit and support for Mudlim immigration restrictions.


  26. taffman says:

    Mr Berko really needs to get out to South Africa to sort out its Parliament…….


  27. taffman says:

    Isn’t it time that we looked after our own kids ?


  28. seismicboy says:

    I know it’s off-topic but I do find it curious that yesterday Sky News was like a dog with a bone about the NHS. They even published the results of a ‘poll’ (the inverted commas are there to highlight the possibility that the results may not be entirely trustworthy) that said, a majority allegedly supported a 1% rise in income tax to increase funding for the NHS. The bottom line is that the NHS is underfunded due to that nasty, uncaring, racist conservative government that we have. Sky News has the solution and will be tabling a motion in the House of Commons very soon – oh no they can’t because no MPs from the Sky News party have been elected. What a shame.
    Today a 5% increase in council tax to fund social care (the crucial link between the NHS problems and social care shortfall was made yesterday by Sky News) was mooted and put over as a bad thing.
    Sky News needs to make its mind up. You can’t have your cake and eat it.

    Oh, and by the way, that sticking of the microphone in that poor unsuspecting lady’s face (point made yesterday by an astute bbbc.org poster) in hospital and embarrassing her because she was taking a bed that was needed by someone else was a total disgrace. News by intimidation?


    • StewGreen says:

      Most News originates in PR offices. So Sky scripts were probably typed in union offices.


  29. Foscari says:

    I wonder is there a psychiatrist out there who can help me? I have this vision where
    watching programmes or reading articles on school children on the BBC I only see ethnic faces
    of the students? Now I know that perhaps up to 75% of school children in London are ethnic and
    over 90% in certain boroughs. So I expect not to see an indigenous face in schoolrooms in programmes such as the Londonistan programme. But for me it’s worse than that!
    I have just been reading the report on the internet on the BBC where a major feature tells me that at independent schools students get extra-time for their exams. In all three pictures they have on the article I cant see a student a student with a white face. Please somebody help me!


  30. Guest Who says:

    BBC Pop Up (me either) is currently in Beirut, which is nice.


    Some photos from our confession booth session at Lebanese American University yesterday. We’ll be setting up at locations across Beirut this month asking for your stories, we hope to see you!


    • Guest Who says:

      And here is another bbc niche channel, Newsbeat, bringing the youth of the UK what really needs to be reported upon from sunnier climes. Also nice:


      Argentinian women are protesting over their right to be topless on the beach


  31. TruthSeeker says:

    4 day old news and I have only just read it, does senility beckon?.
    But I cannot find it on AlBeeb. Missed it if it has been on BBBC.
    “Robots will replace 80% of UK bureaucrats.”
    Splendid news, put the unrequired on the dole. Better still, re-export the uninvited and unwanted compulsorily back to Izzystan.

    I have yet to read the devil in these reports, the details.
    Who is going to programme these robots?
    The left must not be allowed within ten light years of any robotic influence.

    This essential task must be given to the only trusted pro UK organisation.
    UKIP, all 17 million of us.

    I volunteer for the onerous task of introducing robots into the BBC.
    80% I can do better than that. No fee required.


  32. Iain Muir says:

    Apologies if this has already been commented on:

    BBC Wales forced to drop Six Nations advert amid complaints it was racist towards the English

    I’ve asked a couple of English friends and, not surprisingly, they aren’t really bovvered. But that’s not the point. It’s the double standards on display time and time again that really irritate.

    Typically BBC.


    • Dave666 says:

      Lucky I didn’t see it as I would have gone off into a low Earth orbit. I had enough of the low level anti English racism when I worked in Wales a decade ago from some of the fake nationalists. Please remember Mrs Dave is Welsh before anyone thinks it’s a two way street.


  33. NISA says:

    I have been listening to radio news broadcasts(R4/World Serv) since late last night when the Trump travel ban decision was first announced, I have not yet heard the BBC provide any information on the judges reasoning. It seems the BBC are only interested in personalising the matter against Trump.


  34. Lucy Pevensey says:

    It looks like the world is being run by lawyers.


  35. embolden says:

    A psychiatrist writes: Foscari, you need to take a closer look at the stimulus that is causing you to believe you are misunderstanding the BBC.
    Note for example that when the story is a “positive” NHS story, the number of ethnic minority faces among patients increases in a direct relationship with the number of ethnic minority faces shown staffing the service.

    Contrast this with “negative” NHS stories in which the word “overcrowding” is accompanied by pictures of elderly white people, and the ethnic minority patients become invisible, proportionate with the rate that the number of ethnic minority staff portrayed increases.

    In Education stories the same dynamic comes into play….”negative” stories show footage of white majority classrooms whilst “positive” education stories show class rooms full of smiling ethnic minority children….often with added hijabs to illustrate the joy of unity in diversity.

    In short ethnic minority people are associated with doubleplusgood whereas white people are associated with negativity.

    to address your point directly…as we all know Independent schools are full of ethnic minority children. Hence the BBCs use of these photos as a virtue signal to their friends and family, most of whom place their children in the diverse environment of the independent schools sector.

    It looks like an “editorial policy”, but as a psychiatrist I am unqualified to comment on this.


  36. St George says:

    Bet you won’t see this on BBC News….Shocking moment 18-year-old serial offender is shot dead a fraction of a second after pointing his gun at a cop

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4208568/Police-release-man-fatally-shot-Baltimore-officer.html#ixzz4YHT7O4d9
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  37. Peter Grimes says:

    Great spot, deserved all that he got. Wanted to join the army, indeed, just the sort of Bollox we hear given in mitigation in our courts.

    Did you see the recent news report that following a trial of body cams by police here, complaints about police behaviour have dropped by more than 90%. Police were initially as unenthusiastic about them as our doctors are about charging patients who aren’t entitled to free treatment. They have changed their collective (tiny) minds!

    Now we need to issue more of them with guns and fine doctors who won’t ask!