START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD…..

Here you go, a new Open Thread for this new week! Detail the visceral bias here.

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  1. MarkyMark says:

    How can I stop the funding of promotion media via BBC for Russell Brand, without going to prison?

    Russell Brand’s radio interview with Elvis impersonator breached broadcasting code

    “Russell Brand has landed in hot water again with broadcasting watchdog Ofcom – this time over a radio interview with an Elvis Presley tribute act. During his Sunday show on digital station Radio X, Brand asked Presley impersonator James Burrell if he had “ever had sex as Elvis”. … The news of his latest infringement comes three days after his marriage to partner Laura Gallacher, which he spoke about on the most recent edition of his Radio X show.”

    In summary, BBC Tax Payer foots bill for idiotic presenters Ross & Brand (£152,236) , who still go back to the BBC and get paid even more money and the public is not allowed to cancel the payments to stop this behaviour … because of the unique way the BBC is funded. {biasedbbc post}

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  2. lojolondon says:

    Have a good laugh when you see the Biased ones protecting their little friend from his bad news :
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41076131

    I chose to use the Gurniadn’s link because it tickles me to see the old comrades so “off message”!
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/27/french-president-macrons-popularity-slumps-again

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  3. StewGreen says:

    Next Monday C4 : Dewsbury Ghetto Swap
    2 Schoolgirls meet : White catholic, and hijab wearer who’s usually closely guarded .never been on a bus etc

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Next Monday C4 : Dewsbury Ghetto Swap
    2 Schoolgirls meet : White catholic, and hijab wearer who’s usually closely guarded .never been on a bus etc

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  5. Beeb Brother says:

    The ‘Reality Check’ feature on the BBC website always makes me laugh. Most institutionalised Schizophrenics probably have a former grip on reality than the Beeb.

    Are all cultures really equal?

    Are men and women really the same?

    Is ‘cultural appropriation’ a real proble . (Shakespeare borrowed the plots for all his plays apart from two.)

    Is the tv tax really value for money?

    Is a certain religion definitely one of peace?

    Are straight white men really the enemy, when in reality they created all the jewels of civilisation?

    Is Trump really Satan?

    Are Police really the enemies of ‘communities’ or their brave protectors from each other?

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  6. Pounce says:

    So with the furore over how Islamic foster parents have been enforcing their region onto a 5 year old Christian girl, how does the bBC get round to finally reporting this story:

    My Muslim family and our foster kids’
    Their London home, where she lives with her mum, dad, brother and sister, has provided care and affection to around 60 children over a quarter of a decade.

    What’s a quarter of a decade bBC?

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  7. JimS says:

    Breaking news: Doctor Who is cancelled as BBC fail to find an ethnic minority Gallifreyan actor to play the lead role.

    (Which part of actor do these numpties not understand? What next, actual real brave people playing heroes, Donald Trump playing Hitler? Proper comedians doing BBC comedy?)

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    • Fedup says:

      Jim
      Perhaps the bans should be widened so the sexual preference of actors reflect the parts they play. You know – only gingers playing queer parts and butch hetero chaps playing normal chaps. Same for lettuce type ladies and those who prefer chaps. I guess you’d need to be a ‘bi’ to get ahead ….

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  8. Doublethinker says:

    I wonder how international sport will cope with Globalisation and One World? Presumably the liberals think , if they do think that is, that in their one world vision there isn’t any international sport because there can’t be any international teams because nation states don’t exist any longer. But why the glee on the BBC about the Headingly Test match which Windies look like winning now? Surely such events should be frowned upon by your true liberal left believer who populates the corporation from top to bottom. Isn’t international sport just a form of the despised nationalism? Of course the BBC will be glorying at England’s defeat as they do whenever it happens be it at tiddlywinks or Rugby. Ah but they do seem to approve of international sport between ladies. Funny that.
    But look on the bright side at least we won’t lose penalty shoot outs to Germany .

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  9. Loobyloo says:

    BBC, world leader in crap.
    This programme is a farce
    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41080916

    Two contestants are young singers, so probably can dance pretty well and will have had dance training, if not attended stage school. Debbie McGee is a trained ballet dancer. Have they rewritten the rules for Strictly?

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  10. Charlie Martel says:

    Am at a public library in muslim part of town. Previous user of computer hadn’t closed it. Their 2 searches read:

    1) “I intend to offer a sacrifice on behalf of myself and my children. Are there any specific characteristics that the animal should have, or is it correct to sacrifice any sheep?”

    There follow pages of primitive superstitious nonsense.

    2) “What is the time when the sacrifice should be slaughtered?”

    Followed by more pages of barbaric obscurantism.

    Nice to see our publicly funded libraries are being put to good use, namely to torture animals for their moon god of bloodlust, war and rape. You couldn’t make it up.

    Meanwhile they try to block biasedbbc.

    https://islamqa.info/en/36755

    https://islamqa.info/en/36651

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    • Fedup says:

      Charlie-
      Hengleesh? I’m impressed. Maybe he ll turn out to be another one not on the radar / underneath the radar/ no history // blah. One for the “hotline ” perhaps. ( not the rspca ).

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    • G says:

      Charlie,

      Pages in the local papers in the Middle East are full with so-called muslims seeking clarification of certain islamic points by some islamic guru. The papers in English are well worth a read. I recall when resident in the Mid. East stumbling on a Q&A as to what should be done with semen. On bed sheets, inside a woman, or just arrived at by masturbation. You wouldn’t believe the nonsense: chuck the sheets in the washing machine; get a bath; dispose of it I say! But no, always a bizarre islamic method of disposal. Wish I had the cuttings of those publications to offer all on this site to demonstrate the medieval nature of what will cause the next civil war in the UK and Europe. Bring back Cromwell – all is forgiven!

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      • Charlie Martel says:

        G – Let me guess how to remove semen from a woman: throw her in the washing machine, long cycle.

        If she drowns, she’s clean. If she survives, she’s a witch: burn her.

        To purify yourself from impurities: sodomise a goat, then throw from a tall building.

        They really are bonkers, beyond parody.

        Bad enough in the middle east, but in the UK too!

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  11. Lobster says:

    I see that Sky are going to stop broadcasting Fox News, using low viewing figures as the reason.
    Judging by the number of obscure channels they continue to broadcast, that sounds like a load of “bolleaux” to me.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41087659

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    • Fedup says:

      Yes very diasappointed Lobster – I’m out of sky because they ripped me off. Anyone paying more than £25 a month is being ripped off too. We need a new Fox UK news but ‘that dohg ain’t gonna hunt’ as I believe the cousins say.

      I’m sure al Beeb is looking for every way to blame president Trump for the hurricane .

      That twerp harribin has said that America might get fined for pulling out of the climate agreement. Bet the state department listens to every thing that beauty beeboid says…

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      • Loobyloo says:

        We paid almost £100 before our departure. Total rip off, and it’s not even that good. Just as much a rip off in the good old US of A though.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fedup, did you hear his one about ‘a new science – attributable science’? I guffawed loudly when I heard that on the car radio at 6pm then realised I had windows open both sides while ‘in town’.

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    • Loobyloo says:

      I worry that it will eventually be a target in the US. The ‘fake news’ media would love to see it removed, and the dark forces will constantly be at work to achieve that.

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    • Loobyloo says:

      Update – the article now includes a contradiction:
      ‘The source said that Fox News had about 2,000 average daily viewers, and that the costs of distributing the US network in the UK meant it was not in 21st Century Fox’s commercial interests to continue.
      However, figures from the Broadcaster’s Audience Research Board (Barb) suggest that Fox News’ average UK daily viewing figures were nearly 60,000 per day this year.’

      As we suspect, BS somewhere. Murdoch doth protest too much – so he probably is removing it to suit the takeover bid and please the British media, especially the beloved BBC.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Cameroon bans ‘opposition’ English-language TV channel {bbc.co.uk aug2017}
      Cameroon has banned people from watching a popular television station that says it represents the interests of the English-speaking population.

      In theory, people could be arrested for watching the channel, our correspondent says, as some have already been detained for having videos and text messages on their phones relating to the Anglophone protests.

      The divisions in the country date back to the post-colonial settlement.
      Cameroon was colonised by Germany and then split into British and French areas after World War One.

      Brexit: English language ‘losing importance’ – EU’s Juncker: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told a conference in Italy on the EU that “English is losing importance in Europe”. {bbc.co.uk May2017}

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  12. Dave666 says:

    BBc North West. I suppose the idiots thought it would be a bit of a laugh to compare the “Game of thrones” with devolution for the “North”. Fine however not everybody pays out to watch Game Of Thrones, including me. So their super clever funny comments were somewhat lost on me. Do they all watch Game of Thrones because the BBc output is crap?

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    BBC in story in day “‘Why I ride a bike without a brake’“, replaced BBC story later in day “Do cyclists have to be slim to wear Lycra?“.

    Compare and contrast …

    Michael rides a fixie – a fixed-wheel bicycle – with no front brake. This is illegal.

    “I felt like I looked like a fat bird who was trying to lose weight,” she says.

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  14. Lobster says:

    I watched Pointless on BBC1 earlier, and I couldn’t believe my ears. The contestants were asked to name a country, whose name ended in two consecutive consonants, so a History student at “Yooni” replied “Paris”.
    I’m old enough to remember when you needed a modicum of intelligence to be able to go to University. I think those days are long since gone.

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      The other day there was a round about books. This student says:

      “I don’t know much about books.”

      You are supposed to read a degree!

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  15. Beeb Brother says:

    That really is top work by the Beeb finding an ethnic minority who was groomed and abused by multiple white men. God, how much research must they have done to find him? Good to know that £3 billion is well spent.

    And how do we know ‘Ben’ is not just a made up story? It is very convenient when you can just change someone’s name and get an actor to play them to supposedly protect their feelings. It stinks of Fake News to me – so fake in fact that it would shame the Ministry of Truth.

    There we go then: it’s a problem that affects all races and cultures equally. Note how they deliberately use the same language with the school girls who were groomed: “Dismissed and even blamed by authorities.”

    Nice work, Al Beeb: carrying water for child rapists. Can it get any worse than this?

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  16. G says:

    The facets of everyday medieval islam outlined –
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10901/afghanistan-propaganda

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  17. Beeb Brother says:

    42 Things John Sopel Did This Summer

    1. Sneered.

    2. Whinged.

    3. Suffered emotional incontinence.

    4. Delivered the most biased broadcasting imaginable, in clear breach of his obligation to at least seem impartial.

    5. Sneered some more.

    6. Ran and ran with the farcical Russia hoax story.

    7. Made our national broadcaster an international laughing stock.

    8. Insisted on being in Washington, spending money that a poor old women could use to put food on the table. Why on earth does he need to stay in the US when he is just ranting, raving and reading out the Twitter feeds of people who hate Trump and doing zero journalistic research? Some poor women go to prison because they refuse to pay the licence fee and he could not care less.

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  18. Englands Dreaming says:

    Beeb stirring the pot up with this headline on the website and trying to derail the only government policy to counter radicalisation.

    Prevent scheme ‘built on Islamophobia and should be axed’
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-41082086

    As far as I can see (from a couple of Googles) Just Yorkshire is a marginal pressure group that hasn’t produced any credible research.

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  19. Charlie Martel says:

    Al beebistan feels the need to counter the horrendous story of the muslim foster family in Tower Hamlets with a bit of pure propaganda, not news at all, on its Home page. Complete with pic of photogenic smiling muslima. And one long advert for the unfeasibly perfect foster family.

    “I have never found ethnicity, race or religion has been an issue,” says the 28-year-old community organiser.
    If a child wants a bacon sandwich, we would say you can’t have that in this house but we can take you to a restaurant where you can have one. (Yeah sure, I bet!)
    We made space for a Hindu child to keep their idols or goddess in their bedroom, and with Christian children, we always celebrate Christmas and Easter, she explains.
    Her parents might even ask the foster child’s family for a recipe for an ethnic dish to make them feel more at home.
    Foster carers are required to facilitate the practise of faith so we would give children access to churches or temples, she says.” bla bla bla.

    Did anyone from beeb check any of this? Course not.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41085638

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    • Tabs says:

      I wonder if that foster family would move house so the foster child can attend a school where English is the first language spoken in the playground?

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    • Englands Dreaming says:

      CM yes I saw that to and my thought exactly, – this is not news. Do the reporters ask simple questions such as “How much do social services pay you a week for fostering”, which though may not be a factor in most cases, could certainly be for others, but surely a question worth asking.

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  20. Tabs says:

    ‘Electrical item’ sparks Euston railway station evacuation
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41090216

    Was the ‘Electrical item’ owned by a ‘man’ who was a ‘lone wolf’ by any chance? Going to need a glossary of terms to read the BBC soon.

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  21. Oaknash says:

    Englands – OOOH – The Islamophobia word – or is it the Spanish Inquisition.!

    I think that we can quite confidently say that if the BBC is favourably covering this story then Prevent must be doing some good.

    Unfortunately for us they have on their side heavyweight intellectuals such as Dr Wackarse – sorry I mean Dr Waqas Tufail, a senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett or was that Bucket University.

    I suspect the only people who will take any interest in this horseshit story apart from the BBC( Islington set) Will be Chiefs of Police/Social Work Managers and those in the criminal justice and education system. Explains quite a lot why we are in the bloody mess we find ourselves in.

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  22. StewGreen says:

    “Hello is that BBCNews ? this is Big GreenHedgefund we’d like place another newsvert on your website to whip up support for our subsidy farming businesses
    Is Mr Harrabin available ?”
    ..”oh he’s not Matt McGrath will do
    (we liked his last cheeky one where the headline pretended it’s amazing that an oil tanker icebreaker doesn’t need an extra icebreaker escort)
    … Can you make sure there are no open comments, we don’t want any of those nasty skeptics spoiling our game”
    “Ah yes fine work”
    “we like this heavy narrative building at the beginning : “A few spent cartridge cases of climate change”..very artistic
    “We’ll get the ECIU and other GreenBlob to retweet it everywhere, Leo Hickman’s already there”

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  23. Thoughtful says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41082086

    Prevent scheme ‘built on Islamophobia and should be axed’

    Compare this report with this one:

    http://hurryupharry.org/2017/08/29/just-yorkshire-on-prevent-%E2%80%93-just-rubbish/

    Both reports are highly critical of the ‘JUST Yorkshire’ ravings which used just 36 people as its source, and was reportedly authored by a man with terrorist connections.

    The question is though, why did the BBC think this report from an obscure far leftist terror supporting organisation was worth reporting at all, let alone on its front page with the sensationalist headline which bears no real relationship with the articles content?

    It’s my belief that the BBC shares the loony left belief that Muslims are no more likely than any other group to commit acts of terror, a belief which plainly isn’t true.

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    • StewGreen says:

      It got heavy coverage on the Radio Leeds breakfast show this morning.
      Guests invited on to talk about it.
      They tweeted that BBC article THREE times in one day

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  24. Alex says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41085638
    If a Muslim child was adopted by Christians the vile leftie media would be up in arms and social workers would be booting down foster parents’ door.

    Why does the BBC brown nose Muslims so bad?

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    • StewGreen says:

      If you look at the bottom, you see what happened is : they had a debat on Asian Network this morning and decided to write her story up.
      “Esmat took part in the Big Debate earlier on Tuesday on the BBC’s Asian Network.” *
      They quoted her as saying “Being exposed to different people only enriches life”
      (made up phrase no on really talks like that)
      I wonder how many gay and trans kids she has fostered.
      Ah it’s her parents who did the fostering.
      How come they didn’t do the interview then, don’t they speak enough English ?

      * Funny how they missed that she wrote an article in the Guardian today.


      British Disingenuous Broadcasting Corporation

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      • StewGreen says:

        22 Oct 2016

        Interesting: Esmat Jeraj, the Muslim woman seeking publicity for racial abuse happens to work for #CitizensUK and a pro #Muslim charity

        Welcoming the”children” to London was a crowd of pro-mass migration activists, led by Citizens UK,who are funded by billionaire George Soros
        (I’m only quoting that)

        “How can Muslim activist Esmat Jeraj say ‘coloured people’ on Sky News? I thought this was a racist term”

        26 Aug 2016
        Esmat Jeraj tells @jonathansamuels items like burkinis empower women and isn’t oppressive #SkyNewsTonight

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    • Kaiser says:

      remember the couple banned from fostering for being kippers??

      but non-english speaking , ninjas with a belief in a sky fairy modelling their lives on a paedophile war lord thats ok then??

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  25. StewGreen says:

    I don’t how people can watch Newsfotainment I just passed the opening of ITV News at 10 an Storm Harvey is there big narrative
    “Before Climate Change this was a one in 2,000 year event”
    …that’s freaking guess cos you don’t have 2,000 years of robust data

    Then they wheel on Richard Allen of the Met Office
    “Well we are not sure that these events are more common, but we are sure they are stronger ..cos with the air getting warmer it picks up more moisture so heavier rain”

    Em seems NO to me
    #1 The hurricane was not stronger than previous hurricanes
    #2 Five minutes ago they gave the reason for the heavy rain as ..’cos the wind is slower the rain clouds don’t move quickly, rather they dump all their rain over the same spot’.

    The report had a very long narrative about a stranded black man who was having an epileptic fit , and cops were too busy to move him to a hospital.
    ..Hmm people have epileptic fits every day ..mostly they don’t need medical intervention.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Meanwhile whilst the media is trying to play you by reporting Storm Harvey, today as every other day thousands of people die.

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  26. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    Following Alex’s post above, you know that the BBC is Islamist when it doesn’t cover the original story but instead runs a rebuttal of it.

    The BBC have run a REBUTTAL of the shocking TIMES newspaper story of the fostering of a 5 year old native English Christian girl to a Muslim Family that couldn’t speak English, forced the child to remove her crucifix necklace, and forced the child to learn Arabic. The BBC provide a link to the original TIMES story, but this is largely hidden behind a paywall. They do not cover the original story themselves but instead offer a defence for the Tower Hamlets Islamic Enclave.

    With a sleight of hand typical of Islamic propagandists, the BBC do not investigate the non-English speaking Muslim family involved in this case. But rather they go to a Muslim stooge to espouse the wonders and benefits of fostering children into Muslim families.

    The BBC then place their rebuttal prominently on their News Homepage (under their MUST SEE featured news items) and the UK News Section fronting it with propaganda image of a happy smiley hijabed muslim woman.

    The BBC rebuttal INFERS the TIMEs story is victimising Muslims and is inherently Islamophobic. It reports that Muslim families are underrepresented as fostering families and this is something that HAS to be addressed.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41085638
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

    The BBC has clearly become one of the leading mouthpieces for Islam in Britain and elsewhere.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Man you’ve deleted your original post so my post went with it
      So I will quickly say what I found on Twitter
      The BBC article implies they found her story cos she was on Asian Network discussion this morning
      In fact she had a big article in the Guardian this morning
      and is a well know Islamic activist working for a Muslim PR charity, someone mentioned a Soros connection.

      There’s a lot in her twitter history
      26 Aug 2016 Esmat Jeraj tells @jonathansamuels items like burkinis empower women and isn’t oppressive #SkyNewsTonight
      (same day she called people coloured on Sky)

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      • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

        Hi StewGreen – thanks for that research. It just shows how underhand the BBC are and how easily influenced they are by activists who have agendas that match the BBC’s own agendas.

        It seems to me the BBC select and create the news in order to push various agendas. They also create “news” to cover their own corrupt practices of using taxpayers money to go on expensive holidays (US solar eclipse = exclusive Caribbean cruise + Yellowstone National Park … ), music festivals, sporting events around the world, etc.

        ps sorry about the deletions – I don’t have the talent of getting things right first time. I find that what the BBC do is often fairly nuanced – and so I work to try to show those nuances as clearly as possible. Of course the BBC are also blatant as well, but in general the BBC have had a lot of experience and invested a lot of taxpayers money into being able to defend themselves from criticism, legally and by other means.

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    • G says:

      BBC,
      “It reports that Muslim families are underrepresented as fostering families and this is something that HAS to be addressed.” Awwh, so sad to hear this. Those young, poor apprentice terrorists have no connection to a lovely muslim family to nurture them? Anyway, you can be assured, when they grow up they will blame the white man for that and all other ills.

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    • Kaiser says:

      maybe their children are also under-represent in care homes as well is that something that should be addresses, just for balance? we could maybe take 3 off all of them

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  27. Al Shubtill says:

    I watched the ITV documentary earlier about some of the murdered victims; terribly injured survivors and the families of both from the Jihad attack at Manchester Arena.

    It was a straightforward yet incredibly powerful and moving documentary; which you can be certain al Beebus would NEVER make. All the victims were British for a start so al Beeb would be backing away at that point and it showed and hinted at the unimaginable horror of the atrocity carried out by a member of one of their favoured groups: Muslim “refugees” and their offspring. The only documentary I think they would possibly make regarding the Manchester atrocity, would be one to “expose” the increase in “Islamophobia” experienced by the poor Muslimics in the city afterwards.

    I’m sure al Beeb will be making a similar programme but about Grenfell Tower, an event they have always been much more comfortable covering than the murder of Britons, in Britain or anywhere else, by Muslims.

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  28. gaxvil says:

    I for one, think the banning of Fox News from UK airwaves is a big deal, a very big deal.
    Sky doesn’t have the balls to be honest with it’s excuse of, low viewing figures. When Britain bans an American news service it should make people stop and think. This is America we’re talking not some dodgy regime’s or cold conflict aggressors news service.
    Anyhow, Fox is still available on live streaming and YouTube – for now at least.

    Remember the words regarding the Murdoch Sky buy out? it requires you to suspend your disbelief to extraordinary degree:-
    “……. In June, Bradley told Fox she believed the deal – which would mean the Murdoch’s control the Times, Sun, Wall Street Journal as well as Sky News and the right wing Fox News – should probably be subjected to an in-depth investigation following advice from Ofcom that it raises significant media plurality concerns.”
    On the side of impartiality, balance and ‘freedom’ there’s only the, BBC mega-corporation, several commercial stations, a number of Euro channels, buckets of US outlets and nigh on the whole of the Western press.

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  29. gaxvil says:

    And earlier on bbc WS – lawyers in the UK and US are looking for ways to sue those in fossil fuel industries for weather events.
    We’re getting very close to the mind-set that blamed witches for sick cows and hens not laying.

    And finally, I just love the fact that Turkey has said, ‘Stick it up your Junckers’.

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  30. Manxman says:

    Yes but that’s good.

    See they will have to prove weather events are connected to hydro-carbon emissions, it is why it hasnt been done already, sabre rattling propaganda.

    This is what i was taught at school, the meteorological model.

    https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/stephen-wilde-how-conduction-and-convection-cause-a-greenhouse-effect-arising-from-atmospheric-mass/

    Joseph Postma’s demonstration of physic’s here and the debate that follows completely destroys back-radiative warming.

    http://principia-scientific.org/carnot-s-heat-engine-and-the-rankine-cycle-disprove-the-ghe/
    Dr. Duane Thresher, who has a PhD in climate science from Columbia and NASA GISS

    http://columbia-phd.org/RealClimatologists/

    Hurricane Harvey Proves Global Warming Increases Lifespans

    August 30, 2017

    First, I (Dr. Duane Thresher) do not make light of the deaths and damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I know all too well the devastating deadly power of hurricanes. I lived for several years on Okinawa, a small Japanese island infamous from WWII. There they have typhoons, which in general are worse than hurricanes. I saw first hand this devastating deadly power.

    But hurricanes have always been devastating and deadly, especially in the Gulf of Mexico. Let’s take the quintessential example, the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. (By the way, from what I saw in my work with tree rings, 1900 was one of the hottest years ever in the West.) 6,000 to 12,000 dead — it was so bad they couldn’t accurately count — and over 3,600 homes destroyed.

    And this was early in the increase in people and wealth in the area. If the Great Galveston Hurricane had come a few years later, even if it had been a weaker hurricane, the death and destruction would have been even worse.

    Oops! I am not allowed to say that. Damn. There goes my climate science career.

    Roger A. Pielke Jr. argued exactly this, that the increasing damage from hurricanes was due to this increase in “wealth density” and not an increase in hurricane intensity or frequency, which themselves were not proven and then assumed without proof to be due to global warming.

    Pielke had his career ruined for saying this by, among others, John Holdren, and — oh not him again — Michael Mann. Holdren was Obama’s science advisor and is known for being a little too interested in population control. Mann you know from Climategate infamy and as one of the RealClimate.com climate change Gestapo, along with Klimafuehrers Stefan Rahmstorf and Gavin Schmidt.

    Let’s look at the higher educations of Holdren and Mann according to their carefully-crafted Wikipedia pages to see their qualifications to even talk about climate and weather, never mind ruin someone’s career over it.

    Of course. They were both trained as physicists in areas having nothing to do with climate and weather. Then they magically became climate scientists. Just like James Hansen, the father of global warming.

    What is it with these know-it-all physicists? Just because everything involves some physics does not mean a physicist knows everything. Never took a climate or meteorology course and yet they are experts on climate and weather. I’m going to declare myself a brain surgeon and start up a practice.

    Actually, mathematicians are exactly as bad. That would cover Gavin Schmidt, current head of NASA GISS, anointed by his predecessor Hansen, and a climate change warrior scientist/spokesperson like Mann.

    Full disclosure: I was at NASA GISS while James Hansen was its head and I worked closely with Gavin Schmidt there. I am a coauthor with both on several publications.

    And yes, I am more qualified than any of the above to talk about climate and weather.

    Now with Hurricane Harvey the whole global warming/hurricane increase (non) issue has reared its ugly pinhead again, with Michael Mann at the top claiming that Hurricane Harvey is almost certainly worse because of global warming.

    Michael, I talked quite a bit with and almost worked for Barry Saltzman at Yale too — I turned him down to go to Columbia — and I have to think he would be ashamed of you. He was a lot more careful about certainty, which is what happens when you know about chaos.

    Because of the lack of any real evidence but a desperate need for it to be true, the global warming/hurricane increase issue has become a field of double-talk. Consider this quote from Allison Wing, a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University and supposed hurricane expert:

    “Unfortunately for society, it does seem like a fairly confident projection that hurricanes will get stronger in the future. There is less evidence that they have gotten stronger thus far because of complicated factors, some which oppose that increase and some which favor it in the current climate, as well as limitations from our observational record. We simply don’t have that many years of reliable data. But all of that is consistent with our expectations, and as the climate becomes even warmer we expect that … the increase in intensity will get larger, and it will be unfortunately even easier to see that the hurricanes are going to get more intense.”

    If you think that makes any sense, you too can be a climate scientist these days.

    The bottom line to the global warming/hurricane increase issue is what I wrote before and have been quoted as saying:

    “It is a fundamental fact, although increasingly conveniently ignored, that no single climate event or location can be attributed to global warming. There is simply no valid way to prove a connection and correlation is not causation. If it were, the following would be true: As global warming has supposedly been occurring, the average human lifespan has significantly increased. Therefore, global warming causes increased human lifespans and is a good thing.”

    So who is that guy next to Mann in the photo? That’s Prosper-Rene Blondlot, discoverer of N-rays, hailed by scientific consensus as a great discovery. And then one man, Robert W. Wood, after “wasting a whole morning”, showed that N-rays were complete nonsense. Sound familiar?

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  31. Manxman says:

    We are the most qualified real climatologists to ever come out as global warming skeptics (including even more than Dr. Richard Lindzen and Dr. Judith Curry, although we acknowledge their revolutionary courage). Unlike most scientists counted in the scientific consensus on global warming we are real climate scientists. Our graduate careers included numerous courses in climate and we have done extensive research in climate, including climate modeling and climate proxies (past climates). Doing both is unusual. Not only have we actually used and run climate models but we have actually programmed them and so fully understand their (huge) weaknesses. Unlike many we don’t just ignorantly use the climate proxy data produced by others but we have taken courses and done research on climate proxies and so fully understand their (huge) weaknesses.

    For those, mostly non-scientists, who are foolish enough to believe (and espouse) that peer review means that what is written is true, every word one of us writes is actually read by the other before publication. Scientists today often don’t have time to even scan the current literature, never mind carefully read papers for peer review. Often a peer reviewer simply looks at the reputations of, or if he is friends with, the paper’s authors to decide on whether the paper should be published. This is especially true for scientists who are non-native English speakers since English is the language of science and reading English carefully is a tedious task.

    We don’t get paid by the oil companies or anyone else to question global warming. We just think climate science is one of the most fascinating sciences there is and to turn it into a lie for career advancement and political purposes is unconscionable.

    Dr. Duane Thresher

    “Dr. Thresher, You have one advantage over me. You are a climate expert and I am not.” — Genius and global warming skeptic Freeman Dyson.

    Researcher, tree ring climate proxy modeling, University of Alaska (ARSC and SNRAS).
    Guest Scientist, ocean climate proxy modeling, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany.
    PhD, Earth & Environmental Sciences (climate modeling/proxies), Columbia University and NASA GISS (working for Dr. James Hansen, the father of global warming, and Dr. Gavin Schmidt).
    NSF research cruise, RV Nathaniel B. Palmer in Mertz Glacier region of Antarctica; CTD operator, MOCNESS.
    MS, Atmospheric Science (climate modeling/tree rings/chaos), University of Arizona and NCAR.
    BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and NASA.

    Selected Publications:

    [Note below: Hansen is Dr. James Hansen, the former head of NASA GISS and the father of global warming. Schmidt is Dr. Gavin Schmidt, the current head of NASA GISS, anointed by Hansen, and the leading climate change warrior/spokesperson (a founder of RealClimate).]

    Thresher, D., 2010: “Report: International Winter School on Wood Anatomy of Tree Rings 2010”, Dendrochronologia, 28, 259–260. http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/gaertner/WoodanatomyCourse/Report_2010.pdf

    Thresher, D., 2007c: “Improving Alkenone Temperature Paleoclimate Reconstruction, with Example from the Last Glacial Maximum Tropics”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Questions the validity of the established method for sea surface temperature reconstruction. Rejected after standard sloppy peer review: I requested three specific less-biased reviewers, got three very-biased reviewers instead (careers dependent on established method), only two responded, one against, one neutral, and the editor cast the deciding vote against, not even being qualified to review the paper. Available here.

    Hansen, J., …, D. Thresher, …, 2007b: “Climate simulations for 1880–2003 with GISS modelE”, Climate Dynamics, 29, 661–696. https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha09210n.html

    Hansen, J., …, D. Thresher, …, 2007a: “Dangerous human-made interference with climate: a GISS modelE study”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 2287–2312. https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha00210r.html

    Schmidt, G. A., …, J. E. Hansen, …, D. Thresher, …, 2006: “Present-Day Atmospheric Simulations Using GISS ModelE: Comparison to In Situ, Satellite, and Reanalysis Data”, Journal of Climate, 19, 153–192. https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/sc05200y.html

    Hansen, J., …, D. Thresher, …, 2005: “Efficacy of climate forcings”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, 1–45. https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha01110v.html

    Thresher, D. E., 2004: “Multi-Century Simulations of LGM and Present Day Climate Using an Accelerated Coupled GCM Carrying Water Isotope Tracers, With Comparisons to Ocean Sediment/Ice Cores and Observations”, PhD thesis, Columbia University. https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/th08000d.html

    Thresher, D., G. Schmidt, D. Rind, and G. Hoffmann, 2004: “Multi-Century Simulations of LGM and Present Day Climate Using a Coupled GCM Carrying Water Isotope Tracers, With Comparisons to Ocean Sediment/Ice Cores and Observations”, EOS, TRANSACTIONS, AGU, 85(17), Joint Assembly Supplement, Abstract A52B–05 (American Geophysical Union, May, Montreal).

    NRC, 2002: “Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises” Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Participant in National Research Council’s Abrupt Climate Change Workshop, October 2000, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, which contributed to this book. https://www.nap.edu/read/10136/chapter/13#215 and search for “Thresher”.

    Thresher, D. and NCAR, 1997: shr_orb_decl and shr_orb_params, GCM source code (Fortran 90) subroutines for calculation of earth’s era-appropriate orbital parameters (i.e., Milankovitch parameterization). Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s GCMs from CCM3 to the current CCSM. I added this insolation code after I found a related major bug in CCM2, which called into question the many scientific results from using CCM2 but was never widely publicized. http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/atm-cam/docs/cam3.0/cam30eul-browser/html_code/share/shr_orb_mod.F90.html and search for “Thresher”.

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  32. taffman says:

    “Manufacturers seek clarity over EU worker rights”
    “Manufacturers have warned of a recruitment crunch if they are unable to keep hiring EU workers after Brexit.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41076751
    1 Issue permits.
    2 It is about time the manufacturers started training British School leavers.
    There is a HYS running – do your damnedest !

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    • Thoughtful says:

      “Manufacturers have warned of a recruitment crunch if they are unable to keep hiring EU workers after Brexit.”

      In a catalogue of failed policies, or had unintended consequences, BLiars sinister program of putting kids through university, largely to make sure they were indoctrinated in Left Wing ideology, employers began to demand degree level qualification for jobs which simply do not require that level of qualification.
      Worse than that they have been unable to wean themselves off this addiction, meaning that a vicious circle has arisen where the kids are forced to attend uni, run up huge debt, and leave with a qualification which for many is worthless anyway.

      Now the cost of university is so ridiculous kids are realising that a life in menial jobs is a better career choice than shouldering a load of debt and a job which requires them to work such long hours its little better than slavery in the SE of England where they can’t even afford to live.

      Manufacturers solution to this is simply to hoover up more employees from further afield in other words changing their recruitment practices not one jot to suit market conditions. Until they do this though nothing is going to change.

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      • Cranmer says:

        Thoughtful, to be fair, the Conservatives started the culture of most school leavers going to university when the polytechnics were converted to universities in 1993. Like many harmful policies, it is probably a combination of right and left – the Conservatives wanted people off the dole figures and Labour were happy with this (knowing they would eventually want to keep dole stats down themselves) because it had the bonus of allowing more youngsters to be indoctrinated into left wing thought.

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        • GCooper says:

          Cranmer is right. The Tories began this and, sadly, have a shameful record of caving in to the eduction Mafia – which is ironic as many of the problems faced by the Conservatives have been brought about by our lamentable education system.

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  33. Spiderman says:

    Accidentally switched on BBC News (I think). Outrageous hatchet job on Boris. Presenter says a civil servant (unnamed) remarked that working for Boris was like ‘following a horse and shoveling up SHIT!’. As he pronounced the word ‘shit’, he trebled the volume of his voice, sniggered and started to dribble. Who says men can’t multitask? Cut to someone saying Boris was brilliant (balance). Ended with an extended shot of a horse’s arse, more sniggering, unsupported Boris invective and an extended close-up of horse droppings being swept up. No wonder BBC News is respected around the world.

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  34. Beeb Brother says:

    That story of the smiling foster mother in a hijab is another beauty. Why not some facts over narrative for once? How many foster children in the borough? What percentage were placed with whom? How did the children in respective families get on later in life? Maybe do some surveys – what were the views of all the children and carers involved?

    They don’t do that as it would involve ‘hate facts.’ Even if this story is true – and some of the embellishments are just too tasty to be real – then that does not mean it is representative. So what if one woman in a hijab loves all cultures equally, composes symphonies about multiculturalism in her spare time and donated both of her kidneys to save a stabbing victim? She is just one person in a country of over 60 million. Sanchez played well on Sunday for Arsenal, but his team as a whole was diabolical. We lost 4-0 which is the only fact that matters. Who cares if he did a few good runs when the game as a whole was a disaster for us?

    Note how one of her foster children was racist! It is always, always whitey’s fault. No matter how spectacularly the facts defy the Beeb’s agenda they just plough on regardless; like the knight in Monty Python who has lost both arms and legs but still thinks he can win the fight through head-butts. Look – here is one smiling woman an a hijab, whom we probably paid and told what to say! Multiculturalism is definitely working. Ouch – another limb chopped off in Westminster? But look how lovely her smile is? Ouch – the torso of childhood for Northern school girls ripped off. But this one woman gives children ‘space to flourish’! Who cares about rape, murder and free speech when one probably imaginary child has ‘space to flourish’?

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I know you will be astounded to see StewGreen’s post above where it turns out she’s a well know Islamic activist working for a Muslim PR charity.

      You’d think the BBC might consider that relevant to disclose. Well, if it were unbiased it would.

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        Beeb staffers are ‘churnalists’ who just publish what PR companies for their favoured groups send them.

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  35. Grant says:

    Can’t help noticing that the BBC website refers to “Trump ” but Kim is ” Mr Kim “. Really sums up twisted perverted minds of Beeboids.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      Was amusing to see Jon Sopel on last night’s news having to admit through gritted teeth that Trump hadn’t done anything wrong with regard to Hurricane Harvey.

      But you could tell Sopel was desperately hoping he would.

         19 likes

      • Grant says:

        Jon Sopel, there’s another beauty.

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        • Kaiser says:

          they did find some professor to diss him this morning though, it was pathetic

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          • chrisH says:

            No Trump DID something wrong!
            1. He didn`t sign up to the Paris Accords.
            2. And now Houston is flooded
            3. And he was slow to get there, and panicked-unlike Obama who coolly played golf as Baton Rouge slipped into the levee-how cool is THAT?
            4. And he doesn`t play sax, unlike Bill Clinton.
            5. Thank God the BBCNN crews are there, all baling out the natives and not scraping and sidling for griefhole snaps and soundbites to send back to trash Trump.
            Bloody Climate Wetness Changiness…when ARE we going to use the science that BBCNN use?…The CWC Eight Ball is in tailspin-does no-one CARE out there any more but Sting?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      A celebrated family … ‘Keeping up with the Kims: North Korea’s elusive first family {bbc.co.uk aug2017}‘ … a weak reference to Kim Kardashian celebrity who generates fantasy world stories/programmes every day.

      Her western style of dress and relaxed relations with her husband in public drew comparisons with the first lady style of Michelle Obama. (Ladies attire will save the world and turn a ruthless dictator into a respected leader)

      This made many hope Jong-un (no leader or Mr prefix here!) was going to favour a moderate leadership style, but the country’s international relations have recently dramatically deteriorated after a series of antagonising missile tests.

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  36. thirdoption says:

    “Kezia Dugdale resigns as Scottish Labour Party leader”

    http://news.sky.com/story/kezia-dugdale-to-resign-as-scottish-labour-leader-sky-sources-11012165

    It states that she had called Jeremy Corbyn “divisive and said that he wasn’t the man to take Labour forward”.

    Once he’d done better than expected she said “that he was an electoral asset.”

    So just another lying labour politician then who says whatever is required at the time. Good riddance.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      One fact that has been almost ignored is the fact that she was in a relationship with an SNP MSP. I can’t believe that hasn’t been a factor, as I don’t imagine that went down well with the rank and file. Yet in the media it’s been virtually brushed under the carpet.

      I wonder if that’s because said SNP MSP is a woman and any attack would result in production of the victim card?

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    • Grant says:

      Just another political nonentity.

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  37. JamesArthur says:

    Jon Snow…what a lovely chap. Completely unbiased. Loves Brexit too.
    Listened to him this morning and a ‘researcher’, Rosie who has done a study which shows that since 2011 we have become more liberal and less hostile…..since when is hostile the opposite to liberalism? And now we all prefer immigration as we are having such a good time – and those pesky Brexit supporters have changed their minds now and agree immigration is good..

    I have never heard such a load of clap trap….where and why do the BBC put this half baked stuff on…oh I forget to say Rosie works for an anti racist group….hmmmm no bias there then? I am looking for the study..

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    • lojolondon says:

      Libtards always lie and they always get found out in the end. Remember after BREXIT how they all agreed that Britain had become divisive, segregated, with a massive increase in ‘hate crime’. Now they come up with a totally different story – all serving the ‘common purpose’ of course! Time to read 1984 again!

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  38. thirdoption says:

    “Police call for the Notting Hill Carnival to be banned after 31 officers are attacked during the two-day event”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4834910/Police-call-Notting-Hill-Carnival-banned.html

    Apparently, police were slashed with broken bottles, spat at, bitten and had acid thrown at them

    So the stories that this years carnival were peaceful was yet more fake news from the MSM

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    • G says:

      Thirdoption,
      “Apparently, police were slashed with broken bottles, spat at, bitten and had acid thrown at them” –
      As someone here succinctly pointed out previously – “that’s the Proms over for another year”………

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    • Grant says:

      third,

      Reported on the BBC ?

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      • taffman says:

        Once Maxi hears about it will he resign his job as Duty Night Officer with Al Beeb and sign up as a Bobby in the London Met?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Notting Hill Carnival: Three men stabbed in violent clashes {bbc.co.uk aug2014}

        Three men were stabbed and two police officers were injured in a series of violent clashes at the Notting Hill carnival on Monday evening

        The Metropolitan Police deployed 7,000 officers for Monday’s event, 1,000 more than on Sunday.
        The annual Notting Hill carnival is thought to be Europe’s largest street party and represents one of the biggest operational challenges in the force’s calendar.

        ‘Notting Hill pensioners swap carnival for Eastbourne’ (the final image/video reveals that the old people leave because they don’t enjoy it – inclusive?)

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    • GCooper says:

      That’s pretty hard (and damning) evidence of the BBC lying to protect the interests of one of its most cherished client groups, isn’t it?

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      • Grant says:

        That snivelling weasel, Sadiq Khan, continues to “support the Carnival in its current form “. Shows where his loyalties lie.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      thirdoption

      Police slashed with broken bottles etc.
      Are you sure?
      I thought, from the BBC pictures that the cops usually enjoy the event. Good for da community relations and diversity innit.

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      • chrisH says:

        I did wonder whatever had happened to that annual picture of a Carmen Miranda or a Rusty Lee waving her cantaloupes at a pointy headed bobby.
        La Grande Tradition of this annual idiocy was temporarily suspended in 1976, as our black bredren rioted a while…but once Darcus Howe had got a Lifetime Race Hustling Card laminated and was able to pimp off whitey with his spawn, it all went quiet and order was resoted…give or take the murders, drug dens and yardie sales of baby fathers and t`ing.
        Good to have the tradition back-roles reversed in that two dollycops are posong with a bloke I imagine…Les Ferdinand is it?

        August similarly allows the BBC and Telegraph pervs into schools and sixth form colleges to photograph the more winsome snowflakes…all in the best possible taste. As if they don`t get their results all online-but it gets the BBC and media jailbaiters into the gyms of schools when the teachers are on the piss or taking GHB until INSET next week.
        PS-no disrespect to Rusty-a fine Brexiteer-nor to my black pals, who will be allies once we lose the likes of Darcus Duggan and Sir Lenworth-I see the Peckham Black Churches as just about the only fighting force to deal with Tower Hamlets and the coming pitch invasions.
        Six scribbles today…day off tomorrow then.

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        • Doublethinker says:

          I hear that the Metropolitan Police want a review of the future of the Notting Hill Carnival after the violence. They can have their review but I can tell them now that the Carnival will go ahead regardless of police concerns,the politics of our age demands that it should , nay that it must continue. To abolish it ,or force restrictions upon it , would be to admit that everything is not as rosy in the multiculty world as the BBC et al would like every one to believe. Anyway the senior officers in the Met are far too scared of being accused of racism to seriously affect the ‘ Carnival’ which the politicians and the likes of the BBC wish to portray as a showpiece of integration even though it causes trouble every year and costs a fortune to police.
          Of course if the police were to raise even the slightest concern over whether or not there might be trouble at an event in the shires due to leftist threats of violence it would be cancelled immediately but the blame would be heaped on the shoulders of imaginary far right extremists.
          For a good account of how dangerously far the country has gone down the self abasement of the indigenous population read Alison Pearson in the Telegraph today. She writes so much common sense she will soon be labelled a racist and banned.

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  39. MarkyMark says:

    Is Nadiya Hussain off to Mecca for the Hajji this week? Paid for by the TV License payer, under threat of prison, to support religious intolerance?

    Why does the Hajji and Nadiya support intolerance?
    Only Muslims can go to Mecca for the Hajji, so the BBC crew must all be Muslims, not homosexual or apostates or Jewish.

    Maybe the BBC can tie it into a new Dr.Who series ….

    Nadiya “the Doctor” Who can Tardis into Mecca with her Transgender-Apostate-Muslim-Non-Binary-Coloured-Gay sidekick and their pet pig Percy. Then the Tardis malfunctions due to a time distortion generated from a strange black rock that’s shaped like a ladies body part.

    They must now escape, knowing that it’s the Haji with 14 million visitors and non-Muslims aren’t allowed in Mecca.

    What will Nadia do? Will the sidekick wear the full face veil or learn the Shahadah in time to conform or will she say who she is, and stand her ground as a Transgender-Apostate-Muslim-Non-Binary-Coloured-Gay?

    What about Percy the pig who was just reading the requirements for Halal?

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    • G says:

      MM,
      This time in the morning?: you have to remind us of the muslim speciality of Female Genital Mutilation?
      “……a strange black rock that’s shaped like a ladies body part.”

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  40. Tabs says:

    More made up BBC stereotypes…

    The ballerina who takes to the skies
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-41091263/the-ballerina-who-takes-to-the-skies

    Meet Ekaterina Voronina and other female pilots in Russia breaking gender stereotypes in aviation.

    In the 1960’s and 1970’s the airline industry was dominated by male pilots but not anymore. Even in WWII there were thousands of female pilots flying newly built aircraft to the different airfields. Go back 80 odd years and you have Amelia Earhart one of the most famous female pilots.

    So the only stereotype is the one the BBC have made up.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      33 FACTS ABOUT VALENTINA TERESHKOVA – THE FIRST FEMALE COSMONAUT – 1962 {todiscoverrussia.com}

      150520-valentina-tereshkova-01.jpg

      On June 16-19 of 1963 Valentina Tereshkova completed her landmark space flight, becoming the first woman in space.

      Valentina Tereshkova is the only female cosmonaut who completed a solo space flight.

      An amazing fact: Valentina Tereshkova upon landing treated people on the ground with her space food, while she happily enjoyed local food in violation of all rules.

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    • Grant says:

      Tabs,

      Don’t tell the BBC, but it is generally thought that the first female fighter pilot was one of Ataturk’s adopted daughters, Sabiha Gokcen. ( I am too lazy to switch to Turkish typeface ! ) and she saw active combat. Istanbul airport was named after her.

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  41. G says:

    ‘Thought For the Day’, today, BBC ‘Today’ – Professor Mona Saddiqui – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Siddiqui
    Pakistani Professor of of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
    Apologist for islam. She accepts that the Quaran contains a number of, “PROBLEMATIC” passages. ‘Problematic’? Surely Mona broadly means ‘Hate’ for the kuffar; ‘Hate’ for Israel and the Israelis and ‘Hate’ for just about everything else in life connected to you or I. My upbringing was strict in terms of ‘calling a spade a spade’ but in this World of PC, promoted by the BBC, Mona, perhaps, was restricted by the BBC (who no doubt veted the content of ‘Thought for The Day’ before being broadcast) in conveying what she really might like to admit. So, we have to live with “PROBLEMATIC” until the cult overall admits it (in its current form) promotes evil.
    “What is the difference between a religion and a cult?” – https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-religion-and-a-cult
    On any measure, islam is a ‘Cult’.
    Just imagine the islamic uproar worldwide if it was agreed that various passages in the Quaran were to be either deleted or amended to reflect a more benign islamic position. It just ain’t gonna happen.

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    • Grant says:

      G,

      Agreed that Islam is a cult rather than a religion. It is many years since I read the Koran, but I do not remember many references to “Love “. It is a book of Hate. If there is to be ” Hate Crime” in the UK then the Koran should be banned. I am not in favour of banning books but the hypocrisy of “Hate Crime ” stinks.

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    • chrisH says:

      Thanks for posting G.
      We here at bBBC need to stay “up to speed” with the language of The Left and its totalitarian equivalents in islam.
      At Tolpuddle…if the tumbrilweed needed to be kicked into the grass( didn`t need to be long, just strong)…the topic was regarded as “complex”.
      Saddiqis gal here chooses “problematic”.
      Rest assured that these words will be codespeak and dog whistles for their ciphers and useful eejits and hijackals now-through both The Left and through the umma and uluma.
      Subtle I know-but these totalitarian fools not only restrict our rights as and when-but their use of restricted codes in their “choice” of words gives them away.
      Need I remind us all of “xenophobia”, “solidarity”, “sustainability” ajnd “stakeholder” to name but four? Let alone the catchall weasel words like ” appropriate” and “regrettable” and all those others we`ve come to spot as code.

      By knowing this-we can now see the water cooler where Islam meets the Left, and the BBCs constant role in putting up the notice boards for what next to do.
      Saves an awful lot of having to put up with the media if we know that they want Trump impeached, Soros and the IPCC running us all and no Brexit…and they`re doing all they can to enact these anti-democratic assaults on our freedoms and the free speech we need to deal with the endless onslaughts upon them.
      THAT is my Thought For the Day…I don`t go to Lefty places and muslim bases for the good of my health, but they know that we will get used to their evils as the Deep State and its media (schools, higher ed and the hospitals etc)…and its BBC/Guardian/Memri “complex” continue to boil our frog for us.
      Nor do I go to wildernesses like this one here to worry about the “grass” being organic or whether its short or long…both reed and weeds of Socialislam need the Jesus Roundup
      ( Gospel of St Matthew the Evangelist, Chapter 3 , verse 12)

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  42. G says:

    “Totalitarianism” – the next moves?
    ‘Gone with the Wind’ is literally ‘gone’.
    https://www.steynonline.com/8060/the-totalitarianism-of-the-now

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  43. An English Gentleman says:

    I see Fox news is now no longer being broadcast via Sky UK thus leaving the viewer with nothing to consume other than bbbc, cnn and sky news (sometimes even more left wing than bbbc in my view).

    Fox wasn’t brilliant but it was the only right of centre news channel being broadcast via the main media.

    Other than reading a newspaper there is now no real choice on MSM…….

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  44. Manxman says:

    Daily mail wouldnt be any loss, it is only a gate-keeper org.

    The fail always promotes the underlying basic liberal tenets, wouldnt surprise me if all those that log on to the mail are the first to end up in ”camps” if the left ever get power again.

    Hard left i mean, not Tory centre Left…..i even have my doubts about them aswell, even they demonise the Right, their Marxist career politician infiltration near complete.

    The fake war with the BBC, is pure divide and conquer marxism, they want to be able to I.D. everyone, Left, or not of the Left, and not of the Left ”lists” will start effecting our lives in many ways very soon, from employment to mortgages/credit.

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    • chrisH says:

      Again Manxman…faith is all we need.
      I know that the BBC think that removing Bannon and Gorka means that they`ve won.
      Trumps Afpak crap last week showed him to be a blowhard with that liberal candystripe straw up his arse and knitted as a knotted hankie on his head when the wig won`t stay put.
      But The Revolution is out here now-and both these titans have seen a lifetimes work from deep within ther belly of the beast.
      It`s going to be fine…We are Jonah.

      Just before I went away three brave lads in HK were jailed for daring to want some democracy as the Chinese Dragon put them away for a few months.
      They`d have had a pre-paid bullet not so long ago.
      The liberal medai said nothing much-and fretted about their jail time meaning that they can`t be candidates for upcoming elections!
      THIS is the liberal oafs in a nutcase…as if Joshua, Nathan etc give a STUFF about getting to Bali or Dublin.
      No…the Revolution will not be filmed or planned for the convenience of Vince Cable or Amber Rudd FFS…it`s out here now.
      As the angel said…Revelation 19.10.
      “Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”.

      In the Weymouth Translation…and I paraphrase just a little.
      “We might live in a yellow submarine-but some of us work for the Fruitgum Company”
      RIP Kim Wall.

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  45. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    You imagine trying to get anything done in the UK as quickly as SKY took down the FOX news channel.

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    • gaxvil says:

      True – this country can be summed up thus: Britain – no guts and certainly no glory.

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      • chrisH says:

        Britain as the BBC “sees and reflects” it-that is not our country, more an Islamic-compliant Disneyland of their droolings. But we pay them and don`t fight them-no wonder they`re so arrogant, insouciant and play us for fools with their noise…don`t call it news do we?
        Been away for a while…in the last few weeks I heard of Barcelona, Brucie, Stormzy, Starmzy, Corbz, Allister and cannisters, Statues and statutes…oh and the worried well crap on exams and “our NHS”…
        Come back to all and more of the same.
        It`s all tsunami slurry, but surely to God we`ve been taking swimming lessons here have we not?
        Have faith-it`s all Trump Deragement Syndrome…preferably Underagement Syndrome seeing we talk of the BBC and Antifada International…all Soros backed and ran from Obamas golf buggy no doubt.

        Bit of analysis-North Korea.
        If anyone knows a clearer black and white issue, let me know.
        The BBC however will go running to the Chinese Laundry to get dirt on Trump…and will parrot it back to us, so imply that the issues are…er…”complex”. Are we mug enough to give all this houseroom?…and are we paying for these endless slaps on the face by our betters by way of a “tellybox tax”?

        Houston?…well admittedly he`s not working on his handicap or a dream as Obamabruce did in Baton Rouge…but that only shows that Trumps not cool, nor can he bellow pointlessly about Tom Joad can he?
        So Trump has “shown his nervousness”…”waded in to hamper the emergency services”…been an opportunist”… “sought cheap photo ops of the populist”…you`ll find all these from the Heritage Liars Penny Dreadfuls on all outlets by the end of the day.
        I myself think that he left the taps running selfishly on as he left Florida last week…and has wilfully caused this Houston puddling so he can grow rice and force the poor blacks onto higher ground-as those plinths of destroyed Confederate statues now are providing for them.

        Only the BBCNN could go from dinghys with cats in to blaming Trump for not sticking with the Paris Accords within four sentences-THAT is how Deranged they now are.
        No wonder they crave endless cake bakes for their mental illnesses-get them off their crack and stop funding them…cause them harm instead.
        Make working for the BBC akin to being a slaveowner…or a “plantation director of vision and context” as doubtless they call themselves.
        Only the BBC would scoff at Mays crap attempts to claw back excessive pay by public exposure with pay multiples…Krishnan was talking to Frances about this very topic last night on Channel 4…and these BBC-lite gobshits seemed to see no irony in this , nor did they ever wonder why Labour didn`t do this in their scorched earth farragos from 1997-2010.
        Hmm-Krishnan….Frances…do THEY only get 10/20 times what their cleaners get then?
        Errr…”complex AND problematic”…..

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  46. JimS says:

    Not BBC but someone using their favourite brand as a scam bait:

    I have received an email purporting to be from ‘one utilities‘ telling me that my ‘Apple‘ account has been used ‘from a device that they don’t recognise’ to make a purchase from iTunes. I’m advised to ‘click the link’ if I didn’t make the purchase.

    Having never heard of ‘one utilities’, being too poor to buy Apple products and never having used iTunes and being no fan of Sade, I did not ‘click the link’ but forwarded the email to my service provider’s abuse desk.

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  47. Tabs says:

    The game sparking debate about arranged marriage
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-41086841/the-game-sparking-debate-about-arranged-marriage

    A 2 minute 22 second video promoting a board game about “arranged marriage” – a great way to spend the £3.5b license fee!

    The lady who is making the game is giving mixed opinions on whether arranged marriage is good or bad. Looking at the cards for her game has gems such as:
    1. You’re caught with your boyfriend.The aunty is repulsed by you. The aunty move 6 spaces away from you.
    2. You are in a mall with gay friends and you see an aunty. Run before she sees you.
    3. You wore a burqini when you went swimming at the club. Move 6 spaces.
    4. You pray 5 times a day. Move 4 spaces
    5. You were seen in the mall with boys. The aunty move 5 spaces away from you.
    6. You only have female friends. Move 5 spaces.
    7. The girls find out that you have a 23 year old daughter
    8. You hear a girl talking about how her aim in life is to have 9 children. Move 5 spaces.

    You couldn’t make this up!

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    • Grant says:

      Tabs,

      That really is beyond belief , unless someone is taking the piss.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      You don’t have to make it up, it’s all in a book with corresponding laws for you to follow. This is skirting around the issue again …

      Does the Arranged Marriage game also include the following questions …{bbc.co.uk aug2017}
      9. If a man writes a piece of fiction, should he have a death contract put on his life? Yes – move forward 2 spaces.
      10. If a man is homosexual should he be shunned? Yes – move forward 2 spaces.
      11. If a man draws a cartoon should he be threatened? Yes – move forward 2 spaces.
      12. Do you think you should be given a job based solely on your religion? Yes – move forward 2 spaces.
      13. Do you think you should discriminate against animals? Yes – move forward 2 spaces.
      14. Do you think UK tax payers should support and pay for Islamic Sharia to operate in the UK? Yes – you’ve won the game!

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      • chrisH says:

        You`re a reasonable man MM!
        If a man is homosexual-should he be
        a) shunned…b) shunted…c) shafted …or simply gunned or stoned as per?
        If a man draws a cartoon?…threatened?…or axed at his door as the panic room closes?

        Got me thinking though-since the Ottoman fell, there`s been one heck of a board game going on-and now there`s a rapid travelator and escalator bringing them all in to join us on the top numbers of the board before they ban all future games.

        Square 89-Satanic Verses-one steep ladder right up to our necks…thank you Eric Pickles and Robert Runcie eh?

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        • MarkyMark says:

          15. If you disagree with the law in the country that gave you opportunity – do you get in a van and mow down innocents and try to bring fear into the government? Yes, drive forward 2 bridges.

          – The Satanic Verses was a warning, as we know now. The game is not about arranged marriages or face veils, it is the death of liberty and free thinking.
          p.s.it did say killed, then I changed it to shunned and threatened as a people, we have become scared of the strong words.

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    • chrisH says:

      Third and final entry today then-boy , it`s good to be back.
      Who`s this Ed Skrein?(that correct?)

      Apparently the BBC and Channel-as well as the other Social Media outlets they blur into-are most pleased with his career-changing sacrifice of his role as a comic cartoon creation in some film we`ll never watch.
      He`s white-the cartoon -yes CARTOON-shows his role as being that of a Japanese American…are they sure?..might it not be a Korean for example?
      But this is mansplaining cultural appropriating whitewashing and -well just wrong…here…the weirdie black actress in the hula hoop earrings (again, clearly not working…isn`t Channel 4 placed so the luvvies can get their drinks before REAL actors take to their stages next door?)…oh, and she`s taking to the hijab-wearing Manjipam on Jon Snows Show…FFS…NEVER call it “news”…it`s not.
      THIS…THIS IS NEWS????

      I went to iPlayer-heard and watched a few of the BBCs sewer pipes to check if the tomato seeds had turned into grape nuts.
      1. Utopia-BBC 4-“The Soviets got it largely right, and the hippies always were right too”.
      2. The Fix-Radio 4-just listen to those job titles at the start-and do NOT bather with Laurie Taylor Juniors Godawful crap that followed-a Buddhist Blue Peter Happiness collage of old pasta, sequins and the tears of the poor…and THIS is the guy who gets onto the Moral Maze and who writes reports for Tories…ye Godz!

      Well there you have it…”The Skrein”…by John Monks…brushed dipped in Will Straws piss , and all of us are paying £145,50 and more for this modern art pisstake by our batters…no point Watching the Detective…Elvis is dead, and Monks an OCD freak.
      Time to get him off our payroll, out of our kids boxers and let him pay for his own transtion into a Muslima houri for the tobacco stained toenail community with their Henna beards.

      Note to Ed-there`s an upcoming role for a cartoon cut out that he might now wish to audtion for…a Danish one, where he draws a Piss Prophet with the help of his local imam back in Hijra 2006…will Manjiradgy be happy to promote THAT I wonder?

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  48. StewGreen says:

    Esmat Jeraj the Muslim PR woman mentioned above was on LBC around 9:30 going on about the foster case.
    Nick Ferrari basically called her a nutter and said the Times were perfectly right to publish the issue
    and that Tower hamlets were nutters for running to the court to protect their own interests by shouting breach of privacy, when they should have been acting for the child first.
    And that when Tower Hamlets staff threw the Times reporter out of the court, the judge ordered that the reporter be allowed back in.

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  49. NISA says:

    Bereaved families in England and Wales are struggling to register relatives’ deaths within official time limits, figures reveal.
    In 2015/16, 187,605 deaths were registered after the five-day legal limit,, a 70% rise on 2011/12, General Register Council (GRC) figures show.
    Cuts to council budgets are among the reasons, the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) said

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41080306

    Should that read SOME bereaved families who are both waiting to register the death and have the funeral? As it appears that for followers of a particular faith the whole process can be completed in 48 hours. (This online rand BBC News channel reports appear ignorant of the fast track for those who must be accommodated)

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  50. gaxvil says:

    I’ve thought it before but with the Left’s on going campaign of false narratives, revisionism and so called freedoms I’m getting an increasing sense of how it feels to live under a repressive regime. They ban, censor and edit. They harangue and harass, they turn good people into none people in ways redolent of the worst in Russia, China and now the likes of Venezuela.
    If, as mentioned, people know history they might realise – that, of course, is why the push to remove and revise history.

    I fail to see where this is going because this path and the Muslim road are mutually exclusive – or are they?

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    • G says:

      Gax,
      Very interesting times for sure. The conspiracy of the elites and their acolytes is increasingly coming into focus. The likes of the UN, Soros, Obama, EU and indeed our own Government replete with their tools, the “NGO’s” and, needless to say, the BBC and the media as a whole are becoming stripped bare of their camouflage. We are now able to see, little by little, the Globalists plan for the World which has been, effectively, developed by stealth. Problem for the Globalists now is amply demonstrated by the ever assiduous way they have stepped up the pace of their work. They are increasingly being panicked into a series of spontaneous reactions that prove it. Where has the Governments drive to tackle ‘Hate Crimes’ and virtually overnight, the more harsh sentencing criteria for those held responsible come from? Blink and within that time frame, more legislation will appear to deter anybody from thinking about revolution.
      First, against all expectations: Brexit then Trump. All very upsetting for the Globalists. Hence the intensification of PC and the rapidly disappearing, ‘Free Speech’ where, in particular many US universities are showing their affiliations and support for the global plan by banning anything that rings of, ‘Free Speech’. Look what happened just recently when a group of activists decided to seek ‘Crowdfunding’ support for chartering a ship to film the collusion between people smugglers and the NGO so-called ‘rescuers’ of ‘people fleeing from war’. We all knew that was b*ll*cks but it is now the cospiracy/collusion which, filmed and shoved under the noses of the Governments (Italian) left no room other that to seize the criminal NGO boats. A real poke in the eye for Soros who was virtually financing the lot. Even to the extent of paying for UN backpacks to be given to ‘people fleeing’ e.g. illiterate Africans who sought a better life in Europe living on benefits.
      It has sure got a long way to go yet: the allied forces aligned against the ordinary people is vast, highly influential and rich. And facing them? A docile public that has been brainwashed by the likes of the BBC for decades. The question is, will people pull out of their torpor in time?

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    • Grant says:

      gax,

      Not mutually exclusive. They are 2 sides of the same coin. Islam and Leftism are both Fascist. That is why they fit together.

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