START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD….

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  1. Dover Sentry says:

    Lord Hall of the BBC stated that he refused to allow the salaries of his stars to be divulged in case they were ‘poached’ by competitors. Their salaries were supposedly so low.

    Well, have any been ‘poached’ so far?

    Any?

    How about Gary ‘anti-Brexit but sells crisps’ Linekar?

    How about Graham ‘if Brexit wins I’ll go back to Ireland’ Norton?

    How low would their salaries have to fall before they were ‘poached’? A tenner??

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    • Doublethinker says:

      The only poaching that Lineacher will get will be twenty minutes in simmering stock. Although he is so thick he may need an additional 5 or 10 minutes to cook through.

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      It’s all about supply and demand. You would think Huw Edwards would have been snapped up by now, a bargain at half a million to read an autocue. There are only about sixty million people in the country who can not only read but also talk, and we all know how every company is desperate for people to read news.

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    • Flexdream says:

      Just remember how Jonathan Ross (who he?) was snapped up as soon as the BBC let him go.

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      • miker22 says:

        I don’t agree with the massive salaries some of these people are paid, but I do think Jonathan Ross is talented. Yes, the incident with Russell Brand was despicable but I used to listen to him on the radio on Saturday mornings (IIRC) and he had an amazing ability to sustain flights of imagination. The recent quiz show about what the country thinks was lifted from the mundane by him and Frank Skinner. Similarly Jeremy Clarkson is a rare talent. The “interviewers” and newsreaders who simply parrot the Guardian line are indeed hugely overpaid, but genuine talent deserves a special reward.

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        • Lord Wreath says:

          You’re certainly entitled to your opinion but I think our definitions of talent are very different indeed.

          To me, these people are or were talented (not exhaustive):

          Yehudi Menuhin
          Vladimir Ashkenazy
          Neville Marriner
          Placido Domingo
          The Two Ronnies
          Michael McIntyre (on a good day)
          Ken Dodd (live shows only)
          Mike Yarwood
          Harry Enfield
          George Cole
          Peter O’Toole
          Ben Elton (as a comedy writer only)
          John Cleese (at his best)
          Eric Sykes
          Barry Cryer (as a writer)

          etc

          I also had respect for newsreaders who could speak clearly, didn’t promote their own personalities, and took the trouble to pronounce foreign words and names correctly, and interviewers who could think on their feet, phrase questions correctly and keep their own views to themselves. No current first rate examples that I can think of.

          Sorry, but IMO all the people you mention could be lost or replaced without difficulty and to me, Ross is a complete nonentity. To me, playing records on the radio is not a career, or even a good start. It’s a dumbed down, 20th century non-job.

          Rant over.

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          • Clare says:

            Lordy – you’re living in the wrong century.

            From your choices, you obviously seek talent in a very traditional way but I’ve noticed that, by and large, younger people in particular don’t really care. The days when talent gained respect, even amongst people who had no interest whatsoever in the respective art or genre, seem to be over. All that matters is now is fame, relevance (whatever that means), peer pressure, and whether the person is, sort of, like, cool. A person can be an obnoxious, talentless waste of space but so long as the above criteria are satisfied, that’s all that matters. The fact that the individual will be gone in a year or two doesn’t seem to matter either.

            Years of training and experience count for virtually nothing. Can’t sing? Just use AutoTune. People will still pay £200 to listen to you and talk about it as a life changing experience for about two days. Their choice I suppose.

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            • BRISSLES says:

              I agree with Lordy, BUT I can see where Clare is coming from (though I think being told ‘living in the wrong century’ is a harsh analogy)

              The humour of ‘younger people ‘ to us of another era, is infantile and puerile. I happened to inadvertently switch to a programme called ‘Live at the Apollo’, and someone called Jason Manford was striding up and down the stage and appearing to have the audience in hysterics. I sat there barely raising a smile, and wondering if this now passes for ‘talent’.

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              • Lord Wreath says:

                Brissles:

                I agree with Clare – I do feel out of step with so many things. I don’t think they will come as a surprise to many people here:

                – Lack of respect for genuine talent, regardless of whether one actually enjoys the product or not (as above). I have no interest in ballet or dance generally, but I respect the talent and the dedication. I’m prepared to accept that the lack of interest might be my loss.
                – Lack of objective standards in many things, but art and entertainment in particular. For instance I think Tracey Emin is a talentless fraud – no discernible skill whatsoever, and nothing to say.
                – Absolute loathing of what the BBC and much of the MSM have become.

                There are many others, but I’m not going to ramble on.

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          • Sluff says:

            So pleased you included Barry Cryer, the most under-rated comedy writer, and a prime candidate in my book for a Knighthood.

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            • Cranmer says:

              I had the pleasure of meeting Barry Cryer a few years ago and he was incredibly funny in his ordinary conversation, friendly and not a bit stuck up. He didn’t behave like a ‘celeb’, more like that funny chap you meet down the pub sometimes that keeps the whole bar in stitches.

              To call Tracey Emin a fraud is a bit unfair, I think. A fraud is someone who is pretending to have talent, but knows he does not have it. Ms Emin seems to me to genuinely believe she has talent because enough gallery owners and art critics have told her so. She is the end product of an artistic culture which sees no difference between the works of Michaelangelo, and an unmade bed by someone from Margate.

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    • charmbrights says:

      Probably as low as Flabbot would pay a policeman!

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    • Banania says:

      You now have to endure the sight of a full-screen picture of the repellent Norton every time you sign in to Iplayer; is there any way of skipping past it?

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    • Sluff says:

      How’s Claire Balding doing these days?
      She switched to C4 as I recall, to cover the Horse Racing, presumably not to earn less.
      But ITV then won the franchise and for whatever reason other presenters are doing the presenting.
      A text book example btw of the dangers of ‘Brand Extension’.

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    Save the Police force and ban all events that cost too much to police! {twitter DVance}

    End Police Austerity by staying at home and watching a re-run of the Notting Hill Carnival on the BBC television so fewer police are required to police the event, fewer attacks and you might as well because you will be arrested for not paying the BBC TV License and it’s staff. Gary ‘£1.75m + BT Sport + Crisps’ Lineker will earn his wages, paid for by you under threat of prison and do a fresh voice over an old recording of the Notting Hill Carnival – everyone wins!

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  3. Doublethinker says:

    I have recently read with interest a few recent articles in the Times about the EU referendum, both for and against , but the readers comments are the best, highly entertaining. Remainers react really badly to being called snobs, so badly that it must be hitting the mark. Given that most Remainers are on the liberal left, apart from a few fat cats, calling them snobs immediately puts them on the defensive and they start trying to justify why they aren’t at all snobbish. This just digs their hole deeper. Great fun and I recommend it whenever you have to speak with one of them.

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    • Cranmer says:

      Doublethinker, I think as time goes by and the doom-laden predictions of leaving the EU do not seem to materialise, fewer and fewer people are ideologically committed to Remain. At the time of the Referendum a lot of people I know voted Remain mainly on the ‘devil you know’ principle, but now they are seeing that the dire predictions are not happening and in fact, the EU seems to be behaving rather shabbily with its grubby demands for money. So the main Remainers are now the Remoaners, who are essentially puritans wedded to the stalinistic dream of EU domination, and thus humourless and easy to wind up.

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  4. KatieH says:

    For those that missed Munroe Bergdorf on with piers this morning who was taking none of his racist rubbish. And i see VD had him on later as well. An out and out racist and they give him airtime.

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  5. Flexdream says:

    I had the misfortune to catch some of the last Any Questions on the radio. Cue a self righteous question along the lines of why are WE more interested in the floods in Texas than in India?! The clear implication being that we are white racists.

    I get tired of this. The media does not reflect MY interests. I do not share the BBC’s morbid obsession with the US in general and Trump in particular as it endlessly and tediously campaigns against any and all US Republican presidents. It’s the BBC and it’s fellow travellers which chooses to major on Trump, while ignoring South America, China, Japan and India etc. Not me! Now that they realise they can’t attack Trump over Texas, the BBC loses interest in that.

    If you want news these days you have to ignore the news organisations.

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  6. Flexdream says:

    The other bit of BBC bias I came across was on Barmier and his views on Brexit. The BBC piece led with one statement by the nutter, then followed it up with another statement from Bampot, and only in third place a statement from Davis. I also noticed later on that while the EU would be quoted as simply stating something as if it was a fact, that the UK would make a ‘claim’ as if the UK statement was contentious.

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    • TruthSeeker says:

      F
      Sorry, but who is Barmier, who is Bampot?
      Is there a BBBC list of nicknames, a glossary of special terms, an index of abbreviations? If not, maybe we need one.
      No need for a manual of style though, you are all doing just fine exposing the treasonous BBC.
      Formerly parasites were removed by the application of a hot cigarette end to the affected area, whereupon the unwanted organism curled up and died.
      I think there might be a market for the “liberal” version of this. A large pseudo-fag carried on the roof rack, one button click to connect it to the battery and position it ready for action on the pseudo-fag. Second click, zapped liberal. Third click return to position one.
      I will start the run of prototypes immediately. It may not be possible to permazap a liberal without some discomfort being caused. You will just have to tolerate a big grin on your face 24/7.

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    • RJ says:

      “I also noticed later on that while the EU would be quoted as simply stating something as if it was a fact, that the UK would make a ‘claim’ as if the UK statement was contentious.”

      The BBC played the same word games last year during the referendum. The Remain side “stated” while the Leave side “claimed”. I used it to prove to people that the BBC wasn’t neutral and that nothing it reported could be taken on trust. Once they’d listened to some news bulletins and agreed that the bias was proven I could then give some examples of the lies they were telling, and another convert was won over from the Dark Side.

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Yesterday Mark Mardell (and Lord knows how many others) winged their way out to Lake Como to hear Barnier as the wines flowed, the canapes were served and the gorgeous palaces played host with Italian extravagance.
      Does anybody think that the BBC would go rushing to anything but a Hillary or EU love-in?
      And make us pay for it, unless the EU are doing so?
      No further details I bet, but the BBC make me sick.Liars, easily boughts and viscerally anti-British(especially English or Ulster Protestant)

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    • Tom_Kenny says:

      I noticed something similar the other day. Remoaners were characterised as being “broadly positive about immigration” whereas Brexiteers were described as “hostile towards immigration”.

      “Hostile” sounds a bit nasty, doesn’t it? The word “negative” or “sceptical” would have been better.

      There’s so much of this that I couldn’t be bothered to log it on BBBC at the time. It might well have been on Today.

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      • Tom_Kenny says:

        Or even “unconvinced of the case for the unprecedented levels of immigration seen in recent years”.

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  7. Flexdream says:

    An example of where the BBC totally ignores a Christian event, even where it involves two of their favourite politicians.

    http://www.dw.com/en/merkel-obama-debate-faith-and-politics/av-38986013

    As a generally atheist, not secular, news machine the BBC ignores the dimension of Merkel’s faith in her motivation, as the BBC doesn’t believe any of that stuff is real or matters. You might not share it, or support it, but why should the BBC ignore it? In the same way it now usually refers to the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King as Dr Martin Luther King. The BBC which is so ridiculously fastidious in referring to ‘so called’ Islamic State does not accidentally drop the ‘Reverend’ from MLK. Does the BBC know or care that Mandela was a Christian? PW Botha? No.

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      I imagine that Merkel refusing to back gay marriage in the German Parliament might be due to her faith.
      It`s OK to hound Tim Farron for similar, even though he backed it. But not OK to remind us all that Merkel is against it. The EU is not to be mocked or criticised for these next few years.And Merkel is their Goddess.
      Hypocrites, specialists in fake news is our BBC.

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    • Cranmer says:

      Religion only seems to crop up in Beebworld if it is a. Islam or b. Christianity if it somehow shows an inversion of what the BBC thinks is ‘traditional’ Christianity. So gay and lesbian (and at a pinch, straight female) clergy are allowed. Conservative evangelical or anglo-Catholic (‘high’) churchmen don’t get a look in, even if they’re black. To be fair we still do have the excellent Choral Evensong on R3, although the traditional ten to ten morning service has been shoved onto long wave for many years and Sunday Half Hour disappeared to something like 5 am on a Wednesday.

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  8. Beeb Brother says:

    The Beeb is all over the story of the Rohingya Muslims being persecuted. Does this put them in credit now? I think they owe us another twenty terror atttacks for this.

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    • TruthSeeker says:

      BB
      Stuff the Muslims in Burma, and everywhere else.
      Because of their history the Hindus must be allowed to carry out the initial attacks on todays Muzzies. Since one Hindu is worth ten Muzzies and 500 million Hindus have been murdered by the contemptible Muzzies an acceptable level of retribution and reprisal for Hindu suffering would be 5,000,000,000 Muzzies.

      When this first phase has been completed the next phase can be determined.

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    • RJ says:

      Have I got the BBC’s account right on this?

      Last month the BBC reported that in 1947 India became independent and all the violence was our fault because we partitioned it between the Muslim and non-Muslim populations. This month the BBC is reporting that in 1948 Burma became independent and all the violence is our fault because we didn’t partition it between the Muslim and non-Muslim populations. To the BBC the only common factor seems to be the British involvement – unless you include the fact that where ever you go the Muslim are always the victims of all this inexplicable violence

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      • Lobster says:

        It’s strange that Canada, Australia and New Zealand became independent without turning into blood-baths.
        I wonder why …..?

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  9. Beeb Brother says:

    The BBC is reporting today that the Police need more money, are overworked and increasingly suffering from mental ill health.

    Yet just the other week they were cheerleading the expansion of hate/thought crime legislation. How stressful must that be for them? Rather than focus on spiralling gang violence and terrorism (just three major attacks this year) they now have to police people’s feelings. If I had been a PC listening to the Today programme interview ‘victims of hate crime’ I probably would have dropped dead with a brain aneurysm.

    The state should not concern itself with people’s thoughts – hatred is an emotion and thus exists purely in the mind.

    Perhaps one could justify an objective test: would a reasonable person have been offended by the words? Judges could construe it strictly and set the bar very high, which would both prevent the floodgates from opening with a deluge of cases and send a message that it it both reasonable and prudent to have a thick skin. Perhaps repeated use of the ‘n’ word would pass the test but mere disagreement or general abuse would not.

    The problem is that the test is subjective: whatever the claimant perceives to have been offensive is actionable. It is a preposterously low threshold which is open to abuse. How many jilted lovers or disgruntled former employees will try to get people in trouble on spurious grounds?

    How many exchanges are there online every day? How much time and money will this cost the Police force? Ultimately could it cost lives when we know how extreme the threat of terrorism is?

    Of course this is effectively a Sharia blasphemy law masquerading as a noble quest to end ‘hatred.’ In these glorious diverse days, we are only a word or cartoon away from mass rioting. So anyone who dares criticise a certain ideology too openly or to the wrong person will feel a boot stamping on their face, and this will clearly be a situation we are stuck with forever.

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

    The Islamist BBC are furious.

    Their LEAD story in the BBC Indian News Section is headlined: “Why a state wants to ignore India’s Mughals: Maharashtra has sparked controversy with a bid to remove Mughal history from its textbooks.”

    Click onto the link and you are taken to a BBC pro-Islam propaganda video.

    It begins by linking the Mughal Empire (Muslim warlords that conquered and subjugated India), to some very nice buildings in India.

    It then expresses its absolute horror that one state in India should diminish its teaching of the Islamist Warlords in favour of Hindu related history relevant to the state. A BBC reporter interviews someone who says that due to limitation in book size, one school textbook has had to reduce its content on the Mughal Empire.

    The BBC then says that right – wing Hindu Nationalists are on the rise and are making claims that the Mughal Empire was not very nice. The BBC then say that many Mughal Emperors were very nice Muslim people and maintained peace in India.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/asia/india
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-41128164/why-a-state-wants-to-ignore-part-of-india-s-history

    In reality the Mughal Empire, were Muslim invaders that slaughtered millions of Hindus and Sikhs, but the BBC do not mention this.
    https://www.sikhnet.com/news/islamic-india-biggest-holocaust-world-history

    I am asking myself why the feck are the BBC taking such a close eye on minor education matters overseas?

    Because the BBC see themselves as the protectors and promoters of Islam worldwide and here they are furious that one state in India is reducing its school coverage of what it sees as the glorious Islamic past (the Mughal Empire).

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    • Lobster says:

      I would imagine that the Mughal Empire did bring peace to India. The peace of the grave.

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      • Kaiser says:

        millions and millions and millions of hindus, oh and lets not forget the slavery lots of slavery

        the british partioned india … the bastards …. but there was a reason

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    • G says:

      Just a minute, I’ll get on the phone to Saudi Arabia: I’m sure they would wish to pour millions of dollars into India to support correction of that by footing the bill.

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  11. TruthSeeker says:

    Albeeb “100 women”
    (Women especially selected, like Mary Seacole, by putting square ticks in circular boxes).

    “names influential and inspirational women around the world”
    “In 2017, we’re challenging them to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today – the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport”

    “Some say we should include having your genitals removed without your permission, and without anaesthetic, as a problem. It’s not really a problem, it only hurts for a month or two”.

    “here are nine inventions we wouldn’t have”
    More AlBeeb nonsense, one of the “inventions” is a windscreen wiper “developed” in 1903, which a child of ten could see was an impractical, hare-brained design.

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Quick link to comment from earlier today on previous thread

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  13. StewGreen says:

    7:30pm Inside Out LONDON area has this

    We have the inside story of how IS tried to recruit terrorists for attacks on central London.

    Posted by BBC InsideOut on Monday, September 4, 2017

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Extra items from Inside out regional (I listed most on the previous thread)
    North east : It is 250 years since America’s Mason-Dixon Line was completed who were the two British men who created it?

    East of England: What makes a teacher one of the best in the world?

    SW 2008 white Moslim attacker

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    • StewGreen says:

      Playing Islamic Terrorism down
      “The first bomb on the London underground was 1883”
      “The number dying in attacks is going down” (only cos they include the cherrypick of Lockerbie)
      South West edition decided to cover a white Muslim bomber from 2008 Exeter
      – NE pointed out 510,000 people died from obesity factors during these terrorist years
      (they’ve just gone into item about Cancer & the family)

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      • Lord Wreath says:

        “NE pointed out 510,000 people died from obesity factors during these terrorist years”

        Eating like a pig is optional, being murdered isn’t.

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  15. StewGreen says:

    Grooming Gangs I just found this LOCAL news
    from Aug 10th “this Inside Out special investigation, Chris Jackson reports on Operation Sanctuary, the Northumbria Police enquiry into an Asian grooming gang operating in the West End of Newcastle”

    Watch the full story of Operation Sanctuary on the iPlayer now http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092q9qr

    Posted by BBC InsideOut on Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

    Slowly slowly up and down the county Islam seeks to take political control of Britain:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-41146997
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anas_Sarwar

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    • G says:

      BoBotC,
      Yes, a creeping sickness is all around. Islam now moves apace to secure further rights at the expense of the Brit indigenous population. Day by day islam moves on and upward, relentlessly without any challenge. Indeed, with the assistance of our leaders and the BBC. And our leaders thoughts? What do they offer the public?

      It’s a really horrid dream working itself out in real time. If only the BBC and our leaders had seen what I had seen and experienced in Saudi, perhaps things would be different but, of course, the alluring money from the Saudi’s goes along way to ‘grease the palm’ of our already, ‘greasy’ politicians.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        G

        Note that she praises Islam worldwide, not merely our perfect British Moslems.
        Here is my conspiracy theory.
        This is not Theresa May, one time incompetent Home Secretary. When Cameron quitted he was replaced by a robot Treezer. Initially it was limited to saying Brexit is Brexit, Gockle of Geer, and in response to terrorism Enough is enough. During the election it was programmed to say Strong and stable to private audiences.
        But this version is more advanced and can even pronounce a few Moslem words.
        However, the programmers – presumably BBC technicians – have not yet worked out how to operate the mouth. Watch her lips which are not quite in tune with the recorded audio message.

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Think they spelled his first name wrong.

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  17. StewGreen says:

    CBBC right now : kids doco about crime investigation ..
    in the example some girl footballer has been tripped by someone called Mohammed

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  18. Number 7 says:

    Sorry if this is on the other thread.
    The Moggster strikes again.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/849921/Jacob-Rees-Mogg-theresa-may-tory-leader-swipe-BBC-balance-Daily-Politics-jo-coburn-video
    Coburn impartial? Don’t make me laugh!

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    • Number 7 says:

      Here’s the link.

      Nearly as good as his Dimblebum put down.

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

        What a fecker that BBC person is – talking over Rees Mogg, having him in a fake environment (how fecking juvenile), her loud authoritarian tone, her leading questions. Feck the BBC. End the BBC tax.

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      • Guest Who says:

        “That’s not true”.

        But it is, Jo. He said it, so it must be.

        Get James Harding’s fact checker unit on it.

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Douglas Murray’s book ‘The Strange Death of Europe’ arrived today.

      I look forward to reading it.

      Perhaps the BBC could launch it as their next documentary series?

      Unlikely to ever happen, my friends. Unlikely to ever happen.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        I sent a copy to 10 Downing Street as well {amazon} … along with “Seeing Things as They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writings {amazon}” by George Orwell.

        Enjoy the read Dover Sentry …

        “Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel’s U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent’s death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        I am reading it second time around and it is probably the best book ever written that exposes the extent of political /EU indecisiveness and arrogance along with the contempt the elite left have for anyone else.

        I particularly like his use of quotes comments and statistics that even the BBC fact checker couldn’t get wrong. However it also depresses me reading it and makes me wonder why there hasn’t been an uprising yet. We should look to the V4. Above all this is not a book on racism or xenophobia as the Guardian reported – it is an honest, rational and well researched piece of work that deserves to be promoted more.
        Get one for everyone you know for Christmas 🙂

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        • Grant says:

          James,

          As I have posted before, get one before it is banned.

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        • G says:

          JA,
          “……makes me wonder why there hasn’t been an uprising yet.” Yes, he steers well clear of that topic, equally, the conspiracy theorists, Coudenhove-Kalgeri Plan of which there is no mention whatever.
          He also, carefully avoids the likelihood of any islamic response, lets just call that, ‘The Rushdie Effect”.

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      • Englands Dreaming says:

        Actually DS you ask a perfectly reasonable point. If Douglas Murray was a lefty liberal like Mary Beard, etc the Beeb and C4 would be jumping over themselves to commission him to produce a program, the fact that they have never done so speaks volumes. They know DM would do too good a program.

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        Great book.

        “This is the way the world ends
        Not with a bang but a whimper.”

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  19. Dave666 says:

    Panorama. What can I say? Just as I expected this to be.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    BBC4 now : Spain the long war between Christendom and Islam

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  21. TruthSeeker says:

    BBC news live.
    Korea problem.
    Trump is the cause.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Morning email:

      “North Korea

      The US will table a resolution at the United Nations later, calling for further sanctions against North Korea, after the secretive state tested a nuclear bomb at least three times as powerful as that dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Japan is reportedly developing plans to get 60,000 of its people out of South Korea in the event of war.

      Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, said her country did not want conflict but its patience with North Korea was “not unlimited”. Its leader, Kim Jong-un, was “begging for war”, she added.

      North Korea’s biggest ally, China, has called for dialogue, so the crisis can be “resolved peacefully”.”

      Maybe donate some Winalot and wedge the AA guns in the ‘up’ position lest a near relative of the peace loving supreme leader speaks out of turn or fails to applaud quickly enough?

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Classy ? Beeboid sciency person – shouts DENIER
    and stirs to try to discourage a body from renting a room to people who are not of her Climate-Alarmist tribe

    Helen Czerski Sep 2
    @IMechE Do yr members know you’re hosting huge climate change deniers event?
    You’re lending yr credibility to this: https://www.thegwpf.org/tony-abbott-to-deliver-2017-annual-gwpf-lecture/

    Well BBC I am not happy that you employ some sciency person who tries #intimidation to censor free and fair debate

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  23. Pounce says:

    Anybody watch Newsnight? They opened up with North Korea. They start off with interviewing a former Ambassador, who spends the entire time telling the reporter what a nice family bloke Kim Jong-un is I kid you not.

    Then we are taken on a history tour where we are told the reason why NK wants nukes is down to………GWB. Then they interview some woman who used to work at the state office and she (via web camp) is pushed by Kirsty Wark to try and agree that Bush followed by Trump is to blame for the current situation.

    Whilst omitting completely that the vast amount of its nuclear program has been carried out under the democrats:

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    Imagine how many people who don’t know any better who will walk away blaming all this on Bush and Trump.

    A Despotic dictator who murders his own family members in the most horrible ways going
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    And who is now threatening to do , to other countries what he has done to his people and the bBC fawns over him as a family man. Disgusting

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  24. Beeb Brother says:

    The Beeb have nobly jetted a team off to Myanmar to report on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims. No journalist to report on the infidel girls abused in Huddersfield but I imagine they could not afford to send anyone there.

    They must hope some Catholic fiddles kids somewhere exotic like Melbourne like the other month. They could get loads of free holidays out of that.

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  25. AsISeeIt says:

    Blimey, this sounds unusual for the BBC – a Beeb reporter speaking rather positively about a wide range of government initiatives “touching on almost every aspect of life”.

    Well, I suppose how much you might welcome this uncharacteristic level of positivity from the national broadcaster very much depends on whether you think it a generally good idea for the government to touch alomost every aspect of your life.

    Oh, just a minute, let me clarify – this is Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Scottish Government’s set of proposed Bills the BBC were welcoming. You didn’t think the British Tory admistration was getting a positive spin this morning, did you?

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  26. AsISeeIt says:

    Today’s Murder or Morning Sickness

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4390698/newham-forest-gate-double-shooting-london-latest/

    ‘TWO men have been gunned down in a London neighbourhood – with one fighting for his life’

    Our pleasantly cheerful BBC London News anchor Claudia Unpronouceable casually relates the line that armed Police are in the area in force “…amid fears of a retaliation…”

    Makes you nostalgic for the Kray Brothers, don’t it?

    As far as I can see mainstream national BBC tv news are ignoring the story, meanwhile spending time on a guest to the studio telling us all about her morning sickness.

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    Paul Leighton jailed for rapes (& blackmail of 100 children) thousands of miles away {bbc.co.uk sep2017}
    “A paedophile has been jailed for 16 years after admitting rape, despite being thousands of miles away when the offences happened. … Paul Leighton, 32, from Seaham, County Durham, created up to 40 fake Facebook profiles to befriend teenagers in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. … The court heard one 14-year-old from Florida was tricked into believing he was talking to a girl, then blackmailed into repeatedly raping his one-year-old niece.”


    – Not very prominent in the BBC news order (7th text only), 1 hour ago and beaten by a story of “Azerbaijan ‘operated secret $3bn secret slush fund'” 2hours ago
    – Very sickening story, a warning to every parent in the UK
    – Doesn’t give cannabis a good reputation
    – When officers examined his phone they found evidence that as many as 100 children in North America had been abused.
    – Prison sentence is 16 years, out in 8?
    – Send him to the country with the most severe and unpleasant prison sentence, paid for by the UK.

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  28. AsISeeIt says:

    We have a competitor for Today’s Murder story

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41156211

    ‘Hounslow stabbing: Man dies in fight between two groups’

    Despite the gang warfare on the streets of our capital when you google BBC London News online you land on:

    ‘Grenfell Tower: ‘Twenty suicide attempts’ since fire By Sean Clare BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme’

    Wow, sounds serious. ‘Silence of Suicide founder Yvette Greenway told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme the number was based on conversations with those supporting residents.’ Oh really? Reassure me this is not simply some public sector lefty lobbying for more funding latching onto the Grenfell tragedy. ‘The BBC has been unable to independently verify the figure.’ So why broadcast fake news?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41148877

       27 likes

    • Beeb Brother says:

      ‘Based on conversations with activists.’ Now that is real journalistic rigour:

         26 likes

      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Were those the activists who claimed that hundreds of people had died? Maybe they were talking to Lily Allen, the Voice of Truth.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Do you feel suicidal? Please note that a YES will bring you more notoriety and possibly Government money, a NO means you will be ignored for the rest of the interview with no extra money.

      BBC – Back it up with names of people and doctors opinion.

         20 likes

      • Beeb Brother says:

        It’s just like this ethnic minority young man who was supposedly groomed by multiple men. To protect his identity he was played by an actor in their short film.

        Until the case goes to court I refuse to believe they have not just made him up.

        There is a good clip on YouTube with Jim Davidson sparring with Richard Bacon. Bacon reads out a text which conveniently supports his argument and Jim Davidson accuses him of just making up. Bacon’s awkward pause is telling – they clearly lie but justify it because their ultimate goal is ostensibly noble.

        I think the media’s tantrum with Trump is not just because of his politics but because he is exposing how dishonest they are. They have been getting away with murder for decades. That they go all in against him yet still lose must feel emasculating. It is the same with Brexit.

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        • Grant says:

          Beeb,

          I think that no journalists should be allowed to quote “anonymous” sources. I mean who would trust a journalist or politician to tell the truth ?

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          • Beeb Brother says:

            They should quote the sources as otherwise it is so massively open to abuse.

            Another thing I hate is ‘leaks.’ It’s just a way of sexing up propaghanda, like when the Beeb ran with a ‘leak’ from an accountancy firm which just happened to support their Brexit agenda. There is a never a ‘leak’ from an organisation which thinks the liberal elite are a bunch of c**ts.

            Why can’t they just say what happened, where and when? It’s always ‘sources’, leaks, isolated narratives, opinions and craftily edited recordings.

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        Just swallow 100 Paracetamol. Go somewhere high up and jump off. What is all this ‘attempt’ nonsense about? You’re not trying to break the world high jump record. If you really want to kill yourself it’s easily done.

        I bet none have actually committed suicide which is the only fact that counts to me, though in Beebland feelings trump facts.

        With the lawyers rubbing their hands, I bet the fire will turn out to be extremely lucrative for those involved. They will be set up for life.

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        • maxincony says:

          Beeb Brother,

          Just swallow 100 Paracetamol. Go somewhere high up and jump off. What is all this ‘attempt’ nonsense about? You’re not trying to break the world high jump record. If you really want to kill yourself it’s easily done.

          I bet none have actually committed suicide which is the only fact that counts to me

          Well done, “Beeb Brother”; you deserve an award for the dumbest and transparently ignorant post of the day.

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  29. JamesArthur says:

    Good old Jon Snow,
    interviewing Icelandic Foreign Minister about the possibility of UK joining EFTA. Icelandic FM..says everyone wants to trade with Uk…Jon Snow…’really?…IFM yes you are the 5th largest economy in world….so the JS says ah yes but you re under laws of EU arn’t you?
    IFM, no that is EEA not EFTA… ah yes but says JS.. and so it goes on…Then JS pushes IFM to say whether he thinks UK should stay in EU…no luck there either…What a complete idiot is JS. Rather than just listen to what the chap had to say about how the UK could work in EFTA he took every opportunity to push on why we couldn’t. I despair…

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  30. Pounce says:

    So regards that Black bloke who was sacked for calling out all white people as racists whom the bBC (and the media) have made into some sort of freedom fighter for equality. Turns out he’s half white. (Jamaican dad, White English mum) I wonder why nobody has bothered asking if he thinks his mum is a racist:
    UK: Trans man Munroe Bergdorf who said all white people are racist is half white himself.

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  31. Guest Who says:

    BBC goes into the meat trade (literal, not no-go Rotherham variety):

    “This farm shop in Lancashire was on the brink of shutting down before its owners made the switch to Halal meat.
    (via BBC Asian Network)”

    Jeremy Corbyn will be thrilled.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Diners ‘unknowingly eating Halal’ at Wembley {bbc.co.uk sep2010}
      “Sporting venues across London routinely serve Halal meat to customers without informing them, it has emerged. … Many Muslims only eat Halal meat, which is from animals whose throats have been cut to drain them of blood while they are still alive and conscious.”

      What is halal meat? {bbc.co.uk may2014}
      “The Islamic form of slaughtering animals or poultry, dhabiha, involves killing through a cut to the jugular vein, carotid artery and windpipe. … Animals must be alive and healthy at the time of slaughter and all blood is drained from the carcass. During the process, a Muslim will recite a dedication, know as tasmiya or shahada.”

      – BBC 2010 report omits incantation to Allah
      – BBC 2014 uses words ‘blood is drained from the carcass‘ rather than 2010 – ‘still alive and conscious‘ (some improvement as introducing stunning?)
      – BBC 2014 Stunning cannot be used to kill an animal, according to the ‘Halal Food Authority’ ( ‘Morality Police’? Plus they still want it alive and conscious)

      Hold on here … go to the ‘Halal Food Authority – Definitions Of Halal‘ …..
      … a Muslim will recite tasmiya orshahada … (not allowed by a non-Muslim)
      1. An animal should not be dead prior to slaughter
      2. A Muslim should perform slaughter (for Halal – MUSLIMS NEED ONLY APPLY!)
      3. Any flowing blood of the carcass should be completely drained
      4. Choice of modern and in vogue method has to be considered with caution and, it should be in line with Islamic principles (Sharia principles)

      – For Halal – MUSLIMS NEED ONLY APPLY – if this is true then it’s religious/employment discrimination/privilege at the slaughter work place.

      Relates to “This farm shop in Lancashire was on the brink of shutting down before its owners made the switch to Halal meat. (via BBC Asian Network)” post by Guest Who – video does not explain what is Halal is or the process

      … so it’s all lovely …

      “..she’s my best friend (women who introduced Halal), because she put me on the road, the right way. (selling Halal meat)” -Butcher in video

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  32. MartinW says:

    It seems to me that if anyone relied entirely on the BBC (especially in the form of the Today programme) to understand the Bell Pottinger affair, they would be left wanting (or is it just me?). ‘Today’ seems to have laundered their explanation in order to make the outrageous behaviour of BP as obscure as possible. They did mention Gupta and Zuma and that the BP was accused of stoking ‘racial tensions’, but without explaining exactly what the ‘racial tensions’ were. So I spent some time digging into this via the Democratic Alliance (SA) web sites and others, and eventually found the clearest account in The Guardian (there’s a novelty!) https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/04/potentially-racially-divisive-report-censures-pr-firm-bell-pottinger
    “Certain material that we have seen that was created for the campaign was negative or targeted towards wealthy white South African individuals or corporates and/or was potentially racially divisive and/or potentially offensive and was created in breach of relevant ethical principles,” said the law firm. “The firm is accused of stirring up anger about “white monopoly capital” [i.e. it was a smear campaign against whites] and the “economic apartheid” to draw attention away from the controversial Guptas, who run a media to mining conglomerate and have been accused of benefiting [and certainly did] financially from their close links to the South African president, Jacob Zuma. [my insertions in square brackets]
    A correspondent in SA says: ” Bell Pottinger … were given a brief to come up with a campaign to sow racial discord and cover up for the dirty deeds [that the Guptas and Zumas] carried out. On behalf of the Gupta-owned Oakbay Capital, they carried out a racist campaign targeting whites in this country. People are being killed in SA because they are white and Bell Pottinger were paid for developing and promoting a policy that blame White South Africans for stealing all the money/capitol – to deflect the [ANC] government’s and the Gupta’s theft of billions of Rands is nothing less than colluding in this theft and murder”.
    And another comment from SA: “The ‘white monopoly capital campaign’ targeted then Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, who tried to expose the Gupta’s influence”.
    ————–
    It is shocking, but not surprising, that ‘Today’ was careful only to mention a ‘racial campaign’ without explaining that it was a racial campaign against whites. That would have overtuned the left’s mantra that racialism can only work one way. The BBC, biased and corrupt in every nook and cranny.

       24 likes

    • Beeb Brother says:

      I thought the reporter might actually orgasm as her discussed the case. Imagine if there had been ‘institutional racism’ involved! They would all be masturbating in a circle for weeks.

         7 likes

      • Kaiser says:

        ” racial campaign” note still not racist!

        im pretty sure that many people who have listened to bbc snippets for the past month or two wont have twigged that Bell Pottinger were running an anti-white campaign

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  33. Beeb Brother says:

    BBC website reporting on another white rapist. We really need to address issues in our community. There is clearly an endemic problem of isolated individuals committing these crimes on a tiny scale, often involving imaginary friends and family members.

    They really are beneath contempt. Do they now have a someone whose official job title is to search for white paedophiles? There seem to have been an awful lot reported on recently.

       18 likes

  34. KatieH says:

    More brexit lunacy not the beeb but the irish times and a conservative mep

    ‘To be honest, I am quite ashamed to be British in many ways’

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/conservative-mep-among-new-recipients-of-irish-passport-1.3208089

       9 likes

  35. MarkyMark says:

    Does your job pay less than it did five years ago? (2012) {bbc.co.uk sep2017} … no mention of Politicians or BBC jobs and pay increases and expenses allowed in BBC and mega wages and increases here …
    “Wage stagnation and an ever increasing cost of living have left many people feeling poorer over the last few years.
    But for some workers skills shortages mean pay has shot up. So is your job on the rise or is it time to explore the market? Try out our calculator, then scroll down to find out the jobs market’s winners and losers…”

    ‘BBC Director’ = Sorry, we don’t recognise this job title
    ‘Politician’ = Sorry, we don’t recognise this job title
    ‘TV Presenter’ = Sorry, we don’t recognise this job title
    ‘Radio Presenter’ = Sorry, we don’t recognise this job title

       11 likes

  36. LynetteO says:

    BBC World service made a “mistake” this morning by giving an unscripted interviewee the opportunity to give the Myanmar governments response to media claims of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. . His explanation that the Rothingya Muslims in their majority region had persecuted and killed many non- Rothingya minorities did not suit the BBC agenda ! The interview was quickly terminated at this point.

       29 likes

    • Grant says:

      Lynette,

      There is no excuse for the crimes being committed but , if the BBC was impartial, it would also refer to the decades of Rohingya terrorism against the Myanmar State. Maybe they have, but I doubt if they have. In simple minds of the BBC, all muslims are good and all non-muslims are bad.

         23 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘The interview (BBC WS) was quickly terminated at this point.’ (LynetteO) – suspect they are trying to be non-biased but realise they don’t like what they are hearing.

      “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” – George Orwell

      Suggested reading for the BBC … “Seeing Things as They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writings: George Orwell {amazon}“.

         14 likes

    • Pounce says:

      Lynette,
      Regards Burma here is a little more information that what the bBC puts out:
      Myanmar : The Rohingya problem, nobody wants to deal with:

         5 likes

    • Flexdream says:

      Turkey’s president describes it as ‘genocide’, presumably to distinguish it from what didn’t happen to Greeks and Armenians in Turkey.

      The BBC is happy to add fuel to the fire by peddling rumour, but so far as I know hasn’t reported a single substantiated massacre by Myanmar troops. Unlike the sectarian massacres carried out by Muslims worldwide.

         14 likes

  37. MarkyMark says:

    Video shows beaming teachers filming class field trip to mosque where submission is spun as fun … {israelnationalnews.com aug2017} … now ask the Imam if Muslim children and adults can go to a Christian Church for holy Communion service … interesting ….

       23 likes

  38. Kaiser says:

    ahh lovely for the bbc it seems we’ve found some white british terrorists

    arrests

    only problem is their “terror” appears to be thought terror

    and this guy gets an invite to parliament whilst holding similar ones

       10 likes

  39. theisland says:

    The Tory MPs jockeying for places on the Brexit Select Committee – 14 candidates for 10 places.
    http://brexitcentral.com/revealed-tory-mps-jockeying-places-brexit-select-committee/

       3 likes

  40. G says:

    Rohingya insurgency in Western Myanmar –
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_insurgency_in_Western_Myanmar

    Read about what the dishonest BBC will not tell you, satisfying itself by simply claiming there has been ‘clashes’ between Rohingya militants and Government forces so as to not shine a light on evil muslims which have become the root cause of trouble Worldwide.

    And more about the religion of peace and this matter –
    https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/tag/terrorism-in-burma/
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-security-rohingya/myanmar-faces-danger-from-islamic-state-militants-malaysian-police-say-idUSKBN14O0PX

    Clearly, apportioning blame is not a simple matter as the one-sided BBC want to make out.

       11 likes

  41. Beeb Brother says:

    I received a panting news update from the BBC about some Nazis. I lose sleep worrying about the threat of the ‘far right.’

    Do they not realise that the Third Reich ended over seventy years ago? The modern threat is different but could well end up feeling quite similar: totalitarian; no minority rights; gays and others persecuted. Bizarrely they do everything in their power to support that ideology. We can all see how well appeasement is working. Just show them enough love and they will love us back, right?

       18 likes

  42. Right Angle says:

    Back in July, I posted a comment regarding Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book, and wondered whether the BBC would publicise it, since it comes with the really clueless title of “What Happened” (apparently she agonised for weeks over the title, and this was still the best she could come up with).

    Finally, there is an update! Prez Trump’s side has responded (apologies in advance, I’m afraid I don’t know how to resize this):

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    Chortle on!

       35 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    Edinburgh uni : BME bigot with a grievance tries to get white boy from ex pressing his opinion on Facebook
    … The SJW rule is that “terrorism has nothing to do with Islam”
    Yet she says his open opinion about ISIS is Islamophobia which intimidates Muslim students.

       13 likes

  44. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    Neo-Nazi arrests: National Action suspects ‘are in the Army’

    “”National Action describes itself as a “National Socialist youth organisation” and says its movement is aimed at the “broken right-wing”.””

    “”Ms Rudd called it “a racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic organisation”.””

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41161233

    Any similarities with ‘other’ organisations?

       15 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      A most peculiar story.

      I have to say I don’t have much sympathy with a group that calls itself a “National Socialist youth organisation”. If the BBC story is to be taken at face value, they seem a thoroughly unpleasant lot. It’s the fact that they appear to have been arrested for “thought crime” that worries me. A bit like Minority Report without the PreCogs.

      The men are being held on suspicion of being concerned in under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000; namely on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation.

      After years of complaining here that the BBC won’t use the word terrorism when it clearly applies, the authorities now look like they are using the word when it doesn’t. The the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism appears to cover merely being a member of a group the Government has decided might be a danger to others. Yet we could all, I’m sure, think of other groups that surely represent a far greater danger who are positively fawned over by the authorities and the BBC.

         14 likes

      • Pounce says:

        Roland ,
        Good point, in the UK I am told people who murder,death, kill ,rape and oppress on an almost weekly basis are victims and that everybody else is an intolerable racist bigot.

           20 likes

      • G says:

        RD,
        ‘Conservatives’?

           2 likes

  45. StewGreen says:

    R4 1pm news began with story about “far-right National Action” story
    Report ended after 1 minute with
    “Oh they have no record of violence”

    Next story is about the failure to police FGM


    Their biggest offence in the BBC report is sending tweets
    eg \\tweets in 2016 about the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox,
    …. One such tweet said there were “only 649 MPs to go”. //

       8 likes

    • Pounce says:

      I’ve noticed that, and as the army are involved, no doubt the bBC will not only keep this story on the boil but use it it in which to promote the view that all white British Army members are Nazis wannabes . Now before I go on, I’m firmly of the belief that people in Uniform caught up to no good should be treated harsher than anybody else. Its the only way for the continued respect they receive. That said as mentioned above the only bad thing these idiots have done is tweet. (If anybody has anything else to bring to the table please do) . They supported the death of Jo Cox and her fellow MPS and as such the establishment has decided to make an example.

         14 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        A couple of years back, I mentioned the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and received a flurry of lively e-mails. It was Valentine’s Day 1989, you’ll recall, when the Ayatollah Khomeini issued his extraterritorial summary judgment on a British subject, and shortly thereafter large numbers of British Muslims were marching through English cities openly calling for Rushdie to be killed.

        A reader in Bradford recalled asking a West Yorkshire officer on the street that day why the various “Muslim community leaders” weren’t being arrested for incitement to murder. The officer said they’d been told to “play it cool”. The calls for blood got more raucous. My correspondent asked his question again. The policeman told him to “F— off, or I’ll arrest you.

        The Churchill Bust {steynonline.com apr2014}

           16 likes

      • Grant says:

        Pounce,

        The scum at the BBC will take any chance to denigrate the British military while at the same time worshipping any military from a country which are our enemies .

           20 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      “British Police go to Hell!” {youtube Non muslims destined to go to hell, British Police Go To Hell Muslim Extremists. Luton may 2013}

      – Luton, just 4 years ago, how many arrests that day?
      – Anjem Choudary makes an appearance!

         8 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      “only 649 MPs to go”
      That tweets is obviously rhetorical ..and a prosecution wouldn’t stand up in court.
      It’d be like saying someone humming “F*ck the police” is inciting rape of police officers.

         5 likes

  46. StewGreen says:

    Now in London : kid’s library storytime with drag queens
    Wilton’s Whitechapel

       2 likes

    • StewGreen says:

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      • Pounce says:

        And in the real world. Any parent faced with a bearded bloke wearing a tutu wanting to read to their children would tell the creep to f-k off or make him worthy of wearing such attire.

           15 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        Join us for Drag Queen Story Time and Craft with drag queen Loretta Good Lordchild at Green Bean Books on Saturday, August 26th at 1 p.m.

        Drag Queen Story Time was created to inspire creativity, and encourage open and accepting minds. Loretta’s glamorous performance shows kids that dress-up is for everyone and challenges strict gender definitions. Drag Queen Story Time presents positive gender-fluid role models and a glimpse of a world where people can present as they wish!

        Join us. It’s free!

        Transgender Spectrum-Related Vocabulary, Slang & Terminology

        Cisgender:
        Someone whose gender identity matches the gender role they were assigned at birth; a person who is not transgender. The Latin prefix ‘cis’ means “on the same side of.” Cisgender is preferable to “biological,” “genetic” or “real” male or female.

        Cisgender Privilege:
        The privileges cisgender people have because their gender identity matches their assigned gender role and because they are considered ‘normal.’ For example, cisgender people don’t have to worry about violence and institutionalized discrimination simply due to the fact they are cisgender.

        Cissexism/Cisgender Supremacy:
        The institutional and societal marginalization of transgender identified persons; expressing hate and bigotry toward transgender people.

        Misgendering:
        To refer to a person using terms (pronouns, nouns, adjectives, etc.) that express the wrong gender, either accidentally or on purpose. Calling a transgender woman ‘Sir’ or transgender boy ‘Miss.’

        Please note, only ‘Cisgender’ have privilege.

        “Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

           9 likes

        • StewGreen says:

          The blurb for the London show is less obvious than that
          but the agenda is clear in the title
          : “WILTON’S MUSIC HALL OFFERS GENDER-FLUID STORIES FOR CHILDREN”
          “will encourage children to be true to themselves, feel confident and to embrace differences between themselves and others, no matter what those differences may be.”

          I would say pantomime is different, it doesn’t actually set any role models to children
          rather it’s theatre with the exaggeration ie Dames are much uglier than real women
          and First boy has obvious female sexuality.
          It’s message is that men and women are different.
          https://www.curtaincallonline.com/news/detail/wiltons-music-hall-offers-gender-fluid-stories-for-children/248

             5 likes

      • Flexdream says:

        Am I the only one thinking someone should be shouting ‘He’s behind you’, or singing ‘Why does a brown cow give white milk when it only eats green grass …’

           3 likes

      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        I can’t help thinking this is a sign of a society on its last legs.

           12 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      They’re probably wondering why Widow Twankey is reading to them today.

         7 likes

  47. Charna says:

    This site is like a breath of fresh air. When watching anything on the BBC I’m always left wondering if I’m the only one that can see their blatant attempts at brainwashing and instilling their hideous left wing agenda on us.
    Please use this link to complain directly as, let’s face it, they will not view or respond to anything posted here.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/

       20 likes

    • Grant says:

      Charna,

      This site is therapeutic. It keeps me sane .

         10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Tweet the programme makers straight away
      chip, chip, chip does work

      although.. Twitter is being censored these days ..with tricks like slow moderation, shadow banning etc.

         3 likes