START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD….

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  1. Roland Deschain says:

    You wait all weekend for one to come along….

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

    The BBC on their CBBC channel are going full steam ahead to indoctrinate our kids with “Black History Month”:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news

    Lead story: Black History Month in Britain: Great women you should know about
    Included in this dubious list as a Great Person you Should Know About is Dianne Abbot – the incompetent Shadow Home Secretary of the Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party – who’s main claim to fame was being black, being one of Corbyn’s mistresses and being full of hot air as demonstrated in the previous general election campaign – where even Jeremy Corbyn, in an unprecedented step, was forced to withdraw her from the public view after yet another display of incompetence on radio.

    They have also listed Mary Seacole – which is someone that has been pushed by Black political activists as being more or of equal importance to Florence Nightingale, only for Historians to note that Mary Seacole was a mixed race figure of minor relevance who was primarily in Crimea to sell her wares. In the original BBC article posted several hours ago the BBC didn’t even mention Florence Nightingale and confused Florence Nightingale for Mother Theresa for fecks sake! In the latest edit (45 minutes old) they have corrected this – but I kept a copy of the original (it shows how lacking in knowledge these people are who write this activist shite).
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41433196

    The second story is headlined: Kids explain why Black History Month is important to them
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41453182

    Expect the CBBC channel to be filled with such stories over the next month.
    The BBC propaganda is relentless

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    • Pounce says:

      Thanks for that, I did enjoy reading this about Fabbot:
      She also started the London Schools and the Black Child programme, which aims to help black children to do well in school.

      If only the bBC had mentioned the part about how she sent her son to a private school whilst campaigning against them. But then black women do know best,

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      Did not one black man have a dream that when his children grew up they would be judged not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character?

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    • TruthSeeker says:

      Black History Month in Britain: Great women you should know about
      “Throughout history, black people have made huge contributions to society in the fields of art, music, science, literature and many more areas.”
      TWMTB.
      Followed by some samples.
      Which must be directed at children, or written by a ten year asylum seeker.
      Throughout history! Well throughout most of history there was no black history, or literature, because history/literature is based on writing. TWMTB must be aware of this because they spend most of their resources on “correcting” history.
      Most of Africa was pre-literate until very recently. West Africa is semi-literate today, and becoming less literate as enrichers like Boko Haram discourage anyone from reading the Koran for themselves. Much better to be told by the clerics what they need to know.
      Western archaeology has discovered what is known of African history.
      Most of the women listed appear to have a large quota of non black genes, which is where the brains, such as they are, came from.
      Most prominently no scientists are in this list. Because there are none. TWMTB could not even find a third rate one to include. Believe me they tried.
      No black person has won a Nobel science prize yet.
      This is frequently noted as racism, if so it is skewed racism, the Japanese have no problems winning Nobel prizes.
      Not surprising since the Japanese have a higher average IQ than people of West European descent. IQ methodology and figures which virtually nobody disputes; when discussing East Asians

      However every lefty claims that IQ test are Western inventions, biased against non Western populations, or do not really measure IQ, or IQ is not the same as intelligence, or there are several types of intelligence, or that IQ is due to the environment. Or whatever nonsense they include as evidence that the IQ figure for blacks are just wrong.

      Summary TWMTB revising history to suit lefty purposes, disseminating lying propaganda describing it as history. Or news. Sorry AlBeeb nothing will change until you award the Nobel prizes; then we would see some changes, and we know how it would change.

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura with self-flagellation rituals in UK (Manchester, out on the street) {rt.com 01oct2017}
    “A procession of Shia Muslims marched down Wilmslow road in Rusholme, south Manchester on Saturday, slapping their bare chests in a ritual of self-flagellation to mark the religious festival of Ashura. Manchester’s Shia Muslims joined other devotees across the world in punishing themselves, in some cases, even drawing blood. Ashura falls on the tenth day of the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. The festival marks the death of Imam Hussein who died in the Battle of Karbala in the seventh century.”

    * NASTY IMAGE BELOW: Men Walking in procession Covered in Blood Holding Knives **

    * NASTY IMAGE BELOW: Men Walking in procession Covered in Blood Holding Knives

    … Manchester 2017 is quite tame compared to Iran 2007…

    Ashura%20Dagger%20Banging%2017.jpg?width=200
    source: {iranpoliticsclub.net 2007}

    – Did they celebrate Ashura inside the Mosques before 2017? Not seen this reported before.
    – Let’s try the BBC £3.5bn News Service and search for ‘Ashura’ …

    Suicide ‘shepherd’ bomber kills several people near Kabul mosque (sep2017) // Kabul shrine attack kills Shia Muslims during Ashura (oct2016) // Words of Faith: Ashura and Islam (1995) // Words of Faith: Day of Ashura – Islam (1996) // Words of Faith: The Day of Ashura – Islam (1994) // Dhaka blasts: One dead in attack on Shia Ashura ritual (oct2015) // Saudi Arabia Shia attack: Five killed at Ashura event (oct2015) // Re-enactments as Shia Muslims mark holy day of Ashura {bbc.co.uk nov2014} : “Some Shia men seek to emulate the suffering of Hussein by flagellating themselves with chains or cutting their foreheads.”

    – Odd that RT report on Ashura in Manchester,UK (oct2017) and the BBC don’t. Wiki says “it (Muslim men cutting their heads or whipping themselves until they bleed, in public, in front of women and children for God) creates a backward and negative image of their community (Shia Muslims).

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  4. Beeb Brother says:

    Nick Robinson:

    “We must probe, probe, probe the liberal consensus.”

    Beeb website today:

    Tories greeted by large protests; confidence gap holding women back (how progressive to infantilise women thus!); LA shrugs over Harry’s girlfriend; NFL players defy Trump.

    That liberal consensus is being eviscarated!

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    • Cranmer says:

      I like the sound of this one – ‘confidence gap’. Now that the ‘gender pay gap’ has been largely eliminated, we have a new grievance which, since it is based on emotion not fact, can never be eliminated. A bit like that other BBC phrase ‘fleeing poverty’.

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      • gaxvil says:

        Between the ears gap.

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        What is so absurd about the ‘gender pay gap’ is it does not consider what the extra money is spent on; if you have a joint bank account then you share all the money you earn anyway. Many men would testify to the ‘gender spending gap’ whereby an inordinate amount of their earnings are spent on shoes, trendy lamp shades and other such fripperies which our women like to buy.

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  5. Flexdream says:

    Like other media the BBC gives saturation coverage to the ‘mass’ shooting killing of two in Las Vegas. But the killing of two Indian children by Pakistan is not news.

    It’s almost like some lives matter more depending on the country of origin of the victims.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pakistan-violates-ceasefire-in-poonch-indian-army-retaliates/story-5i30aIuOVTlQ155sJ722zH.html

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  6. Up2snuff says:

    Just the tone, from BBC R4, this week feels different, sounds different to last week.

    This week negative. Last week neutral, maybe even positive.

    Whatever could be going on?

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    • Deborah says:

      Up2snuff, as I always say it is the tone of voice used; it is intangible. It is the tone of voice used when Mrs Thatcher died compared the tone of voice used to report the death of Nelson Mandela.

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        When Mandela died they actually interrupted the programme I was listening to such was their lust to launch into an emotionally incontinent orgy of virtue signalling.

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    • gb123 says:

      Up2. For a partial answer refer the left hand square block on the header of this blog.

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  7. gb123 says:

    Just posted this as the start the week page took over! As RD said, you wait all week for one to come along!

    WEEKEND OPEN THREAD…

    A lesson for Jezza Corbynomics, Teresa appeasonomics, BBC whinynomics, the electorate and the moochers. Stuff for nothing always ends the same way.

    Even the cartoon Lula looks a bit like Jezza

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  8. Up2snuff says:

    BBC Radio 4 Scheduling:
    2 October 2017 – Start the Week: Power, the people and the Party.
    25 September 2017 – Start the Week: Hard work and sweet slumber.

    2 October 2017 – Start of the Conservative Party conference.
    25 September 2017 – Start of the Labour Party conference.

    There appears to be some deliberate difference, and possibly bias, there. I wonder if our friend maxincony will drop by to comment?

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  9. TruthSeeker says:

    Two murders in France.
    TWMTB has an “analysis” of recent similar events in that woe begotten state.
    Beginning in 2015 with the Charlie Hebdo attack.
    Where “17 journalists were killed.”
    Real journalists.
    Not the fake, alleged, overpaid, traitors at AlBeeb.

    Therefore we have, so called, IS, militants, Islamists, Jihadists, etc, ad nauseam.
    “of a North African appearance”, doubtless a Norwegian, with a typical Swiss name.
    “In a suspected terrorist attack.”
    “but there are plenty of question marks about the man and his motivation.”

    But that the deceased was a FUCKING MUSLIM was lost in the translation from the French.
    I expect he was quiet, liked by the woman next door, more ad nauseam.
    No flowers and candles in the report I read.
    Well past the time for retaliation first.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Truth,
      They’ve achieved normality now. People shrug and not shocked . Only the very brave react and they are soon suppressed by banning or arrest .

      Suggests Isis will try to up the ante as driving lorries at people or cutting throats doesn’t hit the al beeb spot anymore .

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  10. Up2snuff says:

    Nick Robinson plugging his political Podcast at the end of the TOADY Programme (R4, 8.59am) Poor old Laura.

    ‘Part-time’ is really being shown up and overshadowed by John Pienaar, Norman Smith and – now – Nick Robinson.

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  11. thirdoption says:

    It has been ruled that a judge hadn’t got a clue what he was doing, didn’t know a thing about the law, and had all but one of his rulings overturned.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4939586/Britain-s-second-blind-judge-no-idea-law.html

    Turns out he’s blind and called Amir Ali Majid so he was obviously well qualified for the job.

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  12. thirdoption says:

    Can anyone explain why this poster is okay but putting bacon outside a mosque gets you sent to prison?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4938472/Masked-protesters-clash-police-Manchester.html

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    • G says:

      thirdoption,
      If the ruling elite don’t recognise that we are well on the way to anarchy and islamisation right now, they have no place at the top of the pyramid.

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    • Synchronised says:

      Haven’t these idiots got jobs and families to support. How stupid of me to think that I got up at 5.30 this morning for no other reason than to pay my taxes to support them. What a fool I am.

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      • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

        We need a ‘going Galt’ party to starve the Government of funds, and a good start would be that everybody goes on the dole to collapse the system!

        Only half joking actually – when I think of my working life over the years (sometimes in pretty boring jobs), and of how society has changed for the worse, I can only come to the conclusion that I might well not have bothered. For many years now we have been contributing to a system that appears to be abolishing the country we once knew.

        In fact a life of benefit fraud, cash in hand work, and low-level drug dealing would’ve been enough to see all my needs met. But alas I’m not in a minority group so I probably wouldn’t have the get-out-of-jail-free benefits if I were caught. Jail is no place for a middle aged white man, so it’s back to work tomorrow for me!

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    • GCooper says:

      Where, inter alia you may very well die under circumstances which the BBC is too cowardly and biased to investigate.

         16 likes

    • Beeb Brother says:

      All cultures are equal but some are more equal than others.

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  13. Nibor says:

    The European project made Heath pay a hefty price for Britain to join it in 1973 . Now they want a hefty price to leave it now . It will go down in history as the most expensive thing Britain has ever had to pay for , and the most calamitous .

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    • gb123 says:

      I was look up quotes from politicians that stood up to the BBC. S hame we couldn’t have had him as the Brexit negotiator.

      “The word ‘conservative’ is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naïve, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.
      The Independent (24 February, 1990).”

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Nibor
      That’s how it is when you join the Cosa Nostra. We’ll be lucky to escape with our lives.

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    • Al Shubtill says:

      In 50 years time, unless there is a completely radical change in how our country governed and for whom, it will be of no consequence whether we left or remained within the EU.
      The British will by then be a despised minority in Britain; the French in France; the Swedes in Sweden; the Germans in Germany etc etc.

      I personally hope with all my heart that we do Leave because I’m a patriot but my head tells me that ultimately it is just rearranging the Titanic’s deckchairs; the catastrophe of our country’s demography will be unaffected by it and possibly that situation may worsen if we do finally get out.

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      If Catalonia leaves Spain I wonder how much it will have to pay for its divorce.
      If Scotland leaves the UK I wonder how much it will have to pay for its divorce.

      How much will they have to pay to trade with Spain/UK when they leave.

      Also,
      If a recipient such as Romania were to leave, would the eu have to give them many billions (for future commitments)

      Finally, I have some sympathy with Spain.
      Imagine if Yorkshire or Cornwall decided to have a vote on independence.
      How would we react.
      Maybe if London wanted a vote for independence (good riddance)
      Or just Luton.
      Or maybe some street in Luton.

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      • gaxvil says:

        Interesting to note that Catalonia provides 26% of Spain’s GDP, has a population of 7 million and feels that the rest of the country is stealing from it.

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        • Maria21 says:

          London will hoover up nearly a quarter of UK GDP by 2022 … so London should become “independent”? And given the number of Muslims being imported by Khan (similar situation in Catalonia) courtesy of his affordable housing projects the “independence” referendum vote would be a clear winner! What then? Should we submissively say “By,Bye London”?

          This “independence” lark all very fashionable (particularly amongst the Brexiters) but it is a short term gain with potentially lethal long term consequences. People should start researching issues before commentating.

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  14. seismicboy says:

    BBC and Sky claiming a majority of Catalans voted for independence.
    90% of a 43% turnout is not a majority.
    They must all be graduates from the Diane Abbott school of mathematics.
    LOL

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    • Wild says:

      Narrative dear boy, narrative is all they care about, and today’s narrative is the same as yesterday’s narrative, which is the same as the day before yesterdays narrative. That is what you pay your BBC license for; 24/7 Leftist propaganda.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      So 38.70% (90% of a 43% turnout) want Catalonia independence. But 57% have yet to vote.
      Also, those who really wanted independence (hard core supporters) would turn up so this value is meaningless in those terms. Very misleading.


      “Doctors say he’s got a 50/50 chance of living, though there’s only a 10% chance of that.”

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  15. Charlie Martel says:

    “Arrest over Canada ‘terror’ incident” – headline fast slipping off the beebistan home page… so many muslim terror attacks it’s hard to keep up – what’s an editor to do? Oh and by the way, beeboid morons, I think you can safely drop the speech marks around ‘terror incident’. Given that it is a muslim asylum seeker who had isis material in the van, and given he deliberately rammed a policeman, jumped out and stabbed him, then later deliberately rammed more pedestrians, I think we can safely say it was an Islamic TERROR attack, a not ‘terror’ incident.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      All of us on here, even maxicony, know that if the perpetrators identity is withheld then it will be the usual Muslim doing what Muslims do.
      We know how the bbc manipulates what it tells (and hides from) us.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Charlie ,
      Nah Canada don’t matter – and there are not enough dead – good excuse for al beeb to lose this event amongst so many others .

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  16. TruthSeeker says:

    Muzzie attack in Canada, again.

    “Not the first time for Canada
    Jessica Murphy, BBC News, Toronto
    Canada is not immune to the forces of extremism and has dealt with attacks before. In January, a gunman entered a mosque in Quebec City and fired on worshippers, killing six.”

    Thank you Jessica, start with that. Then list the Muzzie murders. Without mentioning MUSLIMS.

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  17. Thoughtful says:

    This morning there is a report of a mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival with currently 20 dead at least and several more injured.

    A friend given to scouring the net is telling me that in the US people monitoring Police radios say the perpetrators were a Muslim couple who used her to gain the confidence of staff before fleeing while he unpacked an arsenal from a suitcase. She is still on the run and being hunted by the Police.

    If this does turn out to be the case then the media reaction will certainly be interesting to watch as it is not becoming impossible for them to deny the link between Muslims and murderous intent.
    The BBC claim that guns are a problem because they can be used to kill people without seeing that exactly the same applies to Muslims too!

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  18. G.W.F. says:

    I wonder how many people are doing what I have just done. I saw a headline of the mass shooting in LA but never opened the BBC page Instead I googled mass shooting in LA and found other sources.
    The fact is that the BBC is unreliable and biased, whatever the news.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Yahoo now has a spot – ‘The Weeks Fake News Stories’ – made me smile.

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      It’s like buying drugs straight from source or from a dodgy dealer. Once the news gets to the Beeb it has been cut with impurities like PR, propaghanda and protocol.

      You need a newspeak dictionary to decipher their output: ‘mental health’ means Islamic; ‘not terror related’ means definitely terrorism; ‘we may never know the motive’ means we definitely know the motive.

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      • gaxvil says:

        Yes, you could imagine Ronnie Barker delivering it as a farcical, hilarious spoof campaign for, ‘New-speak’.

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  19. gaxvil says:

    George Sorros is ‘worried’ – fears erosion of gay and abortion rights?
    Nothing more natural and normal than to want sex with your sex and murder your own child is there?

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  20. Charlie Martel says:

    Now it’s possible the shooter in Las Vegas just didn’t like the band, or the music was too loud when he was trying to sleep… we’ve all been there.
    But after Bataclan and Manchester Arena, one can’t help wondering.

    One thing we can be sure of, if it is Islamic terrorism, at least the current POTUS won’t be afraid to say so loud and clear, unlike his pusillanimous muslim predecessor. Remember? The one who couldn’t even bring himself once to say the words Islamic Terror, and who tried, after the muslim attack on the Orlando gay nightclub, to deflect blame from a muslim killer to mainstream America for its ‘attitude to the gay community’.
    Another beauty.

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

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    • boohanna says:

      Hmm… beginning to look like a hard-core Hillary supporter, possibly antifa.

      Well that’s awkward.

      The BBC must be crying into their latte’s. How to spin it?….how to spin it?….

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      BBC – the world’s slowest ‘news’ organisation?
      Just about every other outlet has named the shooter as a Stephen Paddock, but not the BBC.
      (Cue to BBC management team: ‘He’s not one of ours, is he?’ ‘Is there a neo-Nazi connection somewhere, anywhere, no matter how tenuous?’ ‘Shit. He had an Asian companion. Doesn’t look like a redneck racist’ ‘Was he inspired by Trump?’ ‘Pass the coke and champagne’)

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  21. BRISSLES says:

    Apparently the ‘perpetrator’ has been shot, but an ‘asian’ woman is bought sought.

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    • Charlie Martel says:

      Let’s not jump to conclusions – lots of Asians don’t like Country music, it’s still a possibility.
      Or it could be a hard-leftie – they really hate Country music, and those who like it.

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  22. StewGreen says:

    R4 Woman’s Hour, long section on Muslim women going out in public (just finished 10:37)
    “The security guard asked for a quick look in my bag…but he never asked any non-Muslim women”we hear from young Muslim women about what life is like for them at the moment in Britain. Muna Ahmed got in touch to say, in her view, it’s pretty grim. She sat down with a group of women, some who have converted to Islam and others, like her, who were born into the religion. They share stories of suspicion, harassment and abuse as they go about their lives online and on the street.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096gjjk

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    • gaxvil says:

      Did anyone offer any possible reasons for why this might be?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        I have to take off my belt and shoes. Sometimes I see people who haven’t taken their belt off and walk through the airport body scanners.

        I feel the airport security are profiling me because of my waist size … can I appear on the BBC News please?

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    • Halifax says:

      Did they ask them about harrasement in the work place ???

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  23. gaxvil says:

    Admittedly, I’ve not been keeping up but what exactly is the ‘argument Corbyn is winning’?
    Is it:-
    a promise of free stuff for some
    uncontrolled immigration
    white discrimination
    higher taxes for for people who work and save
    execution of the Royal family
    scrapping our defense
    spending money we haven’t got
    increased Union rights

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Ignoring the democratic vote – throwing away the will of the people and the power of the ballot box.
      Keeping a team that fail to know their brief and facts.
      Everyone gets free (tax payer pays) music lessons.
      Producing a slogan that does not explain who the FEW or MANY are.

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    • chrisH says:

      Could catch on this.
      Were I to burgle Lord Snootys palatial piles and leave all his stuff on the drive…and told all passers by that they could take what they wanted, at no cost to them?
      Wouldn`t I also be popular with the freeloading, the lawless and the fecund, the lazy and the violent too?
      Corbyn won`t be around to account for his theft and criminality any more than Vince Cable-which is why they make such pie crust promises to the foolish young.
      Cleggy is right on that one…these Ted Heaths need a good body search now before they come like Jimmy Saviles to us all.
      Where`s the money for all this Corbyn you creep?
      What do we do when the Euro rolls onto the shore all dead, then Vince?

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  24. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Features
    My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation
    How will Monarch customers be affected?
    How the ‘confidence gap’ holds women back (picture of Katty Kay)
    Demi Lovato on dating and disappointment
    South Korea’s tattoo taboo
    The computers being trained to beat you in an argument
    Looking for a country to love me
    The Tories seeking young voters
    Bull wresting for love

    BBC Most Read.
    1. Las Vegas: At least 20 dead in Mandalay Bay shooting
    2. Monarch flights cancelled as airline ceases trading
    3. Catalan referendum: Catalonia has ‘won right to statehood’
    4. Australian boy fatally crushed by gym weights
    5. Murder inquiry in Banbury after two bodies found
    6. My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation
    7. Kim Jong-nam murder: Women plead not guilty in Malaysia trial
    8. Edmonton attack: Asylum-seeker arrested over ‘terror’ incident
    9. Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death
    10 . How will Monarch customers be affected?

    The most powerful images from Catalan referendum {bbc.co.uk – main page}
    – No pictures in BBC collection of elderly being crushed under the jackboot!
    – Second to last picture is photo of a man holding a rose to a riot police (nice)
    – Last picture in collection is a football match, so you are not left with a nasty feeling (lovely)

    BBC NOT able to show this picture from dailyrecord.co.uk …
    JS132457764.jpg

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  25. Rich says:

    The Daily Politics.
    Conservative conference.
    Polly Toynbee??

    Ffs.
    And would somebody please switch Martin Lewis off.

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  26. Thoughtful says:

    The gunman was down at the scene in the Mandalay Bay hotel, police said. Stephen Paddock was identified as the gunman in the shooting, according to NBC News. Paddock is a 64-year-old from Mesquite, Nevada. His motive is not yet clear, but police have said they don’t think the shooting was an act of terrorism, at least not at this point.

    Stephen Paddock doesn’t sound like a Muslim name, but then again people do convert and those who do appear very vulnerable to suggestions they should carry out Jihad.

    There are suggestions that Paddock was a member of known terror group antifa:

    http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/politics/if-this-turns-out-to-be-a-left-wingnut-same-as-the-congress-shooting/72571135/

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  27. WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

    If the Biased BBC commentariat were to persuade the electorate to vote them into power with a substantial parliamentary majority, what legislation would they introduce in their first hundred days? What reactions would you expect from around the country? How would it affect the lives of those who are not social conservatives? What would you tell the nation in a five-minute ministerial broadcast?

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I would de-Nazify the country make it illegal for teachers at schools and universities to attempt to politically indoctrinate students.
      Political correctness would be ended and the ‘isms’ given strict definitions, it would be a criminal offence to make false accusations outside these definitions.
      Foreign born criminals and their offspring born here would face deportation as they do in almost every other European country, along with their families.
      Salafist Islam would be proscribed

      I think that’s enough to be going on with !

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    • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

      In my TV broadcast I’d just hold up a length of rope and say ‘I’m coming for some of you EU lovers with this noose!’.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Wild,
      I fear you are attempting to provoke a response you might use for your own politic . If you read many of the comments here you might be able to answe the question directly .

      For my part – since we are primarily about al beeb bias –

      I would fundamentally reform the bbc including removing the licence requirement . It’s supervision must be stronger – pay fairer and lower- more intelligent and more discussive – about multiculturalism – brexit – the EU – personal responsibility .

      As for other issues such as quality of journLism. ( or lack of it within al beeb you should be able to draw your own conclusions .

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Wild –
        Thought about it again – this is what I’d put in my party political -in no particular order

        Complete Brexit by March 2019. No single market . No exit fee.
        Close parliament and move it up north. Reduce the size of the commons. Make MPs have one job. Limit term lengths Abolish the lords
        Withdraw from ECHR . End refugee status . Reinstate death penalty for paedophilia, terrorism, treason . Abolish jury trial
        Abolish the overseas aid budget. Reform the NHS for use by uk nationals only- and privatise where possible . Usage determined by NI contributions. Reform royal colleges to reduce powers.
        Reform rule on charities to control Islamic fraud. Burka ban
        Privatise the bbc & abolish the licence
        Prevent local councils from interfering with issues outside local jurisdiction
        Licence bike use with comp insurance . More roads underground. End state housing.
        Reform teaching to depoliticise it. Lengthen academic year. Encourage degrees for jobs.
        Introduce national Identity card. Consider national service .

        There is a lot more.

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  28. G.W.F. says:

    Meanwhile Trudeau endorses the argument that the act of Canadian terrorism is a call to end white supremacy.

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=57443

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  29. G.W.F. says:

    Comments please Maxicony

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    • JamesArthur says:

      GWF
      I think the comment from Spooky underneath sums up most of our feelings – well mine at least.

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    • chrisH says:

      Bit fed up already of the media calling this the worst ever attack in our lifetimes.
      As if the Mateen attack on the Florida gay club last May was a mere blip and to be forgotten.
      Whether its Boston or Florida-BOTH were pretty bloody bad, only the liberal media tries to puff up one and negate another.
      Maybe if a Muslim hadn`t shot up the gay nightclub, the liberal media might have recalled it today.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      No surprise to find she’s a teacher! I hope that now she is fired because anyone like that in charge of vulnerable young minds is a clear & immediate danger to them.

         20 likes

  30. Beeb Brother says:

    It looks like the liberal media have blood on their hands. Their hatred towards Trump and his supporters has been obscene. I wonder how they will try and spin this one; for sure there will be no mea culpa or the slightest tincture of compunction.

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  31. MarkyMark says:

    “Building a country that works for everyone.” {order-order – GLOOMY HAMMOND SPEECH FALLS FLAT} … pleasing Labour and Conservatives at the same time, tricky.

    “For the Everyone, Not the No one.”

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    • gaxvil says:

      ……………… but some more than others.

      PS: Mark, My jeans fall down even with a belt.

         4 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        “Building a country that works for everyone.” … the likes of Jimmy Savile?

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        • chrisH says:

          October the 29th will be the sixth year without Sir James Savile of Wood Lane.
          It will also be the thirteenth year since Sir John Peel of Scousetown magical castle pegged it on the 26th October.
          Both encompass the wide spectrum of popular culture and musical output and charitable, footy and TOTP work that the BBC has long been noted for.
          I suggest a week long celebration of both Peel and Savile-and their exemplary role models as BBC employees, progressive views on childrens rights and autonomy.
          Peel was found dead in Peru, that famed marching powder that country is known for being just a distant dream…well done Beeb!

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  32. StewGreen says:

    Presenter jumping ship : going online with oldtime show
    Warmup show tonight 8pm
    Richard Spendlove who’s always done an old time show aimed at pensioners like ex-National Servicemen etc with 50’s and 60’s music
    Thus the nature of the show often conflicted with today’s PC culture & BBC’s anti-Brexit politics, so he was dropped after about 20 years of service on the BBC Eastern Counties network.
    Tonight once of his listeners debut’s with a warmup show
    link will be live between 20:00 and 22:00 tonight
    http://baldwinfm.radiostream321.com/

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  33. StewGreen says:

    Tonight : Radio4 8pm Journey to Tajikistan’s : Shrine of Women
    What a surprise that the BBC and RGS approved a £5,000 grant to an American student so she could make the show
    “This sanctified place, deep in the forest, is the preserve only of women.”

    The page advertises that YOU could be the winner of the next £5,000 award
    “The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), in partnership with BBC Radio 4, is offering a £5,000 grant to help you make a journey – near or far – and a radio programme telling the world about it. ”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096h77c

       6 likes

    • gaxvil says:

      I like women, very much so that’s why it’s so unfortunate that we have role models like, May, Clinton, Allen, Abbott, Cathy Griffin ……………………………… etc..

         10 likes

    • Flexdream says:

      Previous Journey of a Lifetime Award recipients

      2016: Nina Plapp: A Cello in the Desert

      Musician Nina Plapp travels to Transylvania and Rajasthan to trace the roots of Roma music.

         3 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        In fact 2015 winner was also a woman
        Tweets about migrant refugee rights, pro Diann Abbot, tweets hate against Trump etc.
        I’m betting that far more men apply, but favouring women in not the correct way of getting more women to apply.
        Furthermore I bet the judges are biased towards LibMob & SJW fantacists

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    • StewGreen says:

      OK remarkable things about the prog
      It was not such a celebration of women’s rights
      #1 She finds Tajikistan very sexist, mentions men having multiple wives. Doing tricks like going abroad and then sending them a message that they divorced them. She doesn’t mention the Muslim religion at all.
      #2 She couldn’t get a female guide, cos they all belong to men either father or husband
      #3 Both her family host man , and her guide turn out to be playboy types who expect her to sleep with them
      ..the old “I didn’t bring a sleeping bag trick”

      This ties back to what I said about there probably being far less female applicants for this travel bursary. Although women are equal to men, and although in certain fields like getting easy access to study children, the advantage runs in favour of women…when it comes to travelling in Muslim countries things are more straight forward for men.
      However my personal experience is that even then some of the local men make overtures to foreign men.

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  34. MartinW says:

    In the interview sessions (or at least the parts of them I’ve seen) at the Conservative Party Conference, Jo Coburn has maintained a relentless and tediously repetitive attack on Boris Johnson, repeatedly asking her guests whether he should be sacked. Taken with the sudden upsurge in attacks and criticism on Boris Johnson by the BBC more generally during the past few days, and the hatchet-job that was the BBC4 programme last night (again, at least the parts of it that I watched before turning it off in disgust), there has clearly been a policy decision in the BBC whose aim is to destroy Johnson. Naturally, the BBC did not act in the same way against Thornberry or any of the other Comrades. The BBC – biased, corrupt and vile.

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    • gaxvil says:

      But heavens, the thought of a news service like Fox that just might give an alternative view? Aaaaaggggghhhhhhhhh!

         18 likes

    • chrisH says:

      Always nice to hear the BBC ask their “when will Boris be sacked” crap-and endless courteously clueless Tories answer in bubblespeak.
      Do the Tories ever think that maybe Jo Coburn and her chums are NOT too bothered with the electoral prospects or personal advancement of a Shapps or a Rudd. Nor do they really care about “party unity” or potential “splits in this once great party”?
      No really Theresa and Damian…they might look and sound like they do…but they don`t…they really don`t!
      So if Boris is getting up their noses like Russell Brands coke straw, Or Rees Mogg is getting them arsey…then they`re the people that the Tories need.
      Not that Mays pew fillers will see this, but we do.
      If Michael Crick, Laura Kuennsberg, Andrew Marr or Robert Peston think you`re doing fine as a Tory…mature, measured and responsible-then you need to look up what happened to Von Papen or Beria, Litvenenko or Biko…and work back a little.

         24 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      MartinW,
      John Pienaar won a go at presenting WatO today in the ongoing ” I’m not getting paid enough so I’m working to rule! ” flagship & premier programme Presenter Lottery. Poor old Laura, ‘Part-time’ misses out again.

      He, too, was as relentless over Bojo as you relate JoCo to have been.

      Do I gain an impression that the BBC might be terrified of a journalist, with leadership experience and experience of the broadcast media & its habits, becoming Tory Party leader? Therefore, get out now & blacken his name as much as possible so that a) it doesn’t happen, and b) if it did, an immediate General Election would be a necessity to endorse the leadership of one so dire.

      Only the other day (Friday?) the BBC were trying to tell me that Boris would be a popular choice for leader.

      I find that hard to believe but stranger things have happened. Iain Duncan-Smith, for example. I wish the BBC would make their minds up. Today, Pienaar was all cooey, gooey, lovey-dovey over the Labour Party conference of last week.

      Pass the sick bucket, please.

         13 likes

  35. gaxvil says:

    So the shooter was the 64 year old janitor of the block. Wonder if he was at the Manson concert in NYC?

       7 likes

  36. MarkyMark says:

    We’d be getting this if it was up to you Crisp ears. Your Remain stance, would see us trapped in a undemocratic EUSSR. Stick to crisps. {twitter}

    Response to : “Truly awful scenes in Catalonia. Disgusting.” Gary Lineker / Twitter

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  37. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Marky Mark-

    “The BBC either reports the news that happens or propagates an idea, it cannot do both … let us see what kids can learn from the BBC … Ashura reminds Muslims of the day when Noah left his ark and Moses saved the Israelites from the Egyptians. For Shi’a Muslims, this day is the anniversary of the assassination of Ali, the grandson and son-in-law of the Prophet. .. These events are important to Muslims because Muhammad’s life is seen as the perfect example of how to live. {bbc.co.uk Festivals}”

    These events are important to Muslims because MUHAMMED’S LIFE IS SEEN AS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LIVE.

    MUHAMMED’S LIFE IS SEEN AS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LIVE

    MUHAMMED’S LIFE IS SEEN AS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LIVE

    So the BBC admits this. All Muslims are tarred with the Muslim brush.

    Mohammed the perfect child-raping role model.

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  38. MarkyMark says:

    Rees-Mogg could not possibly have looked less threatened. Engaged protester in conversation as if they were standing in a Post Office queue {twitter}

    If this happened then it is good … most of us don’t know what angers us, but for someone to try and clarify that for us is a good thing …. surely ….

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  39. G says:

    Anyone asked Archie Bish Welby to comment? I would wager he’ll give the Pope is absolute support
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/01/pope-francis-tells-migrants-you-are-warriors-of-hope/
    Just how ‘out-of-touch’ some people are, is astounding.

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  40. gaxvil says:

    At primary and secondary schools they’re big on teaching, ‘citizenship’. They have elections where kids can play at campaigning and voting. They don’t teach that you’ll get lots of things that you don’t vote for and not get the things you do – really they should.

       20 likes

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

    Political Islam – Labour Party Alliance

    The BBC report the Oxford City Council are likely to withdraw the Freedom of Oxford honour granted to Aung San Suu Kyi in 1997 for her “long struggle for democracy”.

    A motion to Oxford City Council said it was “no longer appropriate” for her to hold it because of her presiding over what is called the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-41466301

    So I checked the Oxford City Council – and it is made up of:
    • Labour: 35 seats
    • Liberal Democrat: 8 seats
    • Green: 4 seats
    • Independent: 1 seat
    • Conservative: No seats

    Councillors appearing on the list of members include:
    • Councillor Mohammed Abbasi: Labour
    • Councillor Mohammed Altaf-Khan: Liberal Democrat
    • Councillor Farida Anwar: Labour
    • Councillor Jamila Begum Azad: Labour
    • Councillor Sajjad Malik: Labour
    http://mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1&VW=TABLE&PIC=1

       33 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize {bbc.co.uk sep2015}
      “Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would, its ex-secretary has said.

      Geir Lundestad told the AP news agency that the committee hoped the award would strengthen Mr Obama.”
      (Or embolden Obama to make him feel invincible and not need to earn respect, as it has been freely given. Everyone is a winner, even if you don’t try.)

      – When hope not hate fails?
      – Just like the BBC, it’s NOT about what Obama has done (or what has happened in the world) it’s about using the power of the Nobel Prize to bring on change (or with the BBC to promote topics of interest).
      – The Nobel Prize is no longer an award, but a promise.

         18 likes

      • GCooper says:

        It’s a shame Lundestad lacks the courage to tell the truth, which is that they gave Obama the gong because of his skin colour, there being no other possible reason.

           21 likes

      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        Since Arafat, the Nobel Prize has no moral credibility.

           21 likes

        • TruthSeeker says:

          Did it ever have any credibility?
          Try Sean MacBride, twenty years earlier.
          Mostly a list of Grade A Lefty Wankers.
          The Literature prize is another joke.
          I believe now even some “Science” prizes are awarded/not awarded after political pressure.

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    • GCooper says:

      And we can take that as a clear marker of the direction British politics will be taking in future years as the demographic balance shifts. Still, we can’t say we weren’t warned, can we?

         12 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Marcher Lord‏ @MarcherLord1 – Sep 28 More – For the few

      I told the hard left that I earned £140K a year.
      They attacked me as being one of the few.
      I told them that I was privately educated.
      They attacked me as being one of the few.
      I told them I spent my childhood in a seven bedroom house.
      They attacked me as being one of the few.
      I told them that my pension pot was worth considerable more than £1M.
      They attacked me as being one of the few.
      I told them that my name was Jeremy Corbyn and the hard left said that they would vote for me.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Do any of the what I would politely call assholes have any vague idea of what might become of Aung were she to oppose the army? I reckon not.

         13 likes

  42. gaxvil says:

    Are the Chinese classed as white? They seem keen on the supremacy thing and after all Nostradamus did say, ‘Beware the yellow man’.

       8 likes

  43. Charlie Martel says:

    After Las Vegas we can now expect huge amounts of blame and hate to be poured on Trump because of laxe gun laws, by our impartial broadcaster. Or they’ll get others to do it for them in their staged interviews.

       23 likes

  44. Guest Who says:

    This may warrant popcorn as the BBC media editor again seems to poorly grasp twitter too well:

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  45. GCooper says:

    John Pienaar excelled himself on WATO today. To hear him, last week’s Labour conference was an unadulterated triumph and Corbyn and McDonnell are going to win the next election, swept to a resounding victory by the public’s realisaton that free market economics don’t work and that hard line socialism is the only way forward. By contrast, he said, the Conservative’s conference was a funeral party.

    Even if he was right about the latter, the fact is that the BBC, CH 4 et al set out to make the deeply divided Labour party look like it was having a whale of a time in Brighton. The socialist media had also decided that the deluded members in attendance, who had presumably been at the nitrous oxide, were right to be euphoric. Oh, Jeremy Corbyn! Oh, Mr Porter, more like!

    Pienaar, like so many of his fellow socialists at the BBC, confuses the opinions of his peers with those of the nation. My estimation of the public mood (historically much more reliable than the BBC’s by a very long way) suggests that the public despises both parties just about equally and badly wishes there was a viable alternative.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      A snippet of Labour, shared dreams … 8.30pm: Diversity Nite is back on! Infamously hosted by Keith Vaz, we’ve heard he’s back on this year. Walkabout (Labour Party Conference Sep2017)

      Keith Vaz has been appointed to a parliamentary committee preparing a new law to tackle corruption and money laundering. {dailymail nov2016} The Leicester East MP (Keith Vaz) is currently under investigation by the Metropolitan Police … ”

      Keith Vaz (67% voters for Labour in GE17), the senior Labour backbencher, claimed more than £75,500 in expenses for a flat in Westminster despite his family home being a £1.15 million house just 12 miles from parliament.”
      Mr Vaz’s claims have always been in accordance with the spirit and rules of the Green Book,” – Reported 9 May 2009.

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      • GCooper says:

        And they wonder why ordinary people hold the House of Commons in complete contempt!

        Where is Cromwell, now that we need him most?

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Even the Telegraph believes Corbyn will win the next election, and to tell the truth so do I.

      Saturdays Telegraph cartoon shows the Tories as a set of deluded clowns on the road to Manchester scoffing at the possibility of Corbyn beating them.

      May is perhaps the worst PM since Lord North, like some doubly cursed Midas every new policy seems to go horribly wrong. She has squandered a lead she didn’t need to by attacking her own supporters, and worse than that has no vision passion or drive. Asking Tory party activists what she stands for is met with a lot of blank looks and searching for something to say – invariably they fail, or come up with something inane like ‘grammar schools’.

      Unless the Tories get shot of May, and the sooner the better, she will inevitably allow Corbyn to take over our country and wreck it, all for the sake of her ego.

         21 likes

      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        I recall everybody being happy with May calling her election.
        A chance to cement a hard edged Brexit with a full Parliamentary mandate as well as the prospect of binning hard left socialism for a generation or more.
        Don`t remember too many complaining at the time.
        Yes, of course she fought the worst campaign in living memory-but look at all those spineless jellies who did her bidding as if she were a political genius.
        The Tories ought to have surely known about her, we had to see it all unravel day by day.
        Wonder if she was introduced into the Brexit process like some kind of low grade anthrax-only a Soros puppet could be so inept in saying that she wants us out, whilst doing all she can to re-embolden the nasty anti-democratic Remainers.
        Might make a good film actually.

           12 likes

      • GCooper says:

        I don’t think we can take the current Daily Telegraph as a reliable voice on anything. There is no newspaper in the UK that has fallen so far from its peak – and that is saying something.

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    • G says:

      GCooper,
      Fortunately the majority of actual voters remember the Bliar/Brown dual act of almost total destruction. As for the children? Well, they’ve got a lot to learn about the Socialist path. As an acquaintance I was having a beer with recently observed, it will be the children that have to live with all and who they vote for next – we of this generation will probably be long gone.

         9 likes

    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Corbyns midas touch , as Pienaar might say, is only due to
      1. Brexit being banned from any discussion
      2. Proposals to kick Jews out of the Labour Party, and to deny the Holocaust as an event were kept quiet by Shami and her whitewashing commissars.
      3. Computer models on how to cope with a run on the pound and a rush to the departure gates and ATMs were allowed to pass without any comment by Pienaar and friends. Even though McDonnell spoke of them.

      So, not a success at all-just a momentum jackboot and veto on any real political debate , and threats to the BBCs political editor Laura Kuennsberg to ensure compliance to the new kinda gentla ostpolitik. A lefty media and labour stitch up.

      By the way-where were all those noises off from the Blair era like Charles Clarke, Owen Smith and that breed of jellyfish who bought Militant 2.0 in at £3 a pop?
      No BBC “split parties” or “calls for Ed Miliband to “speak out to save the party” from the Jew baiting brownshirts of the Occupy Guards and Guardianistas. We`ll get loads of this when Heseltine, Soubry and Clarke(K) get to Manchester-but we got none last week, just one happy family.
      The RSPCA need to look into Thornberry saying that she killed her cats because they were so poor too. Heseltine too needs a show trial. Animal cruelty always the sign of the incipient sociopath.

         7 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        THE SHAMI CHAKRABARTI INQUIRY 30 June 2016

        While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.” – Jo Cox MP, 3 June 2015 (Maiden speech to the House of Commons)

        skip to the end of the report

        20. The Party should increase the ethnic diversity of its staff.

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      • GCooper says:

        Yes, indeed. The BBC’s coverage of the Labour conference was a travesty. Pienaar, once again, proved himself nothing but a cheap Labour stooge masquerading as a journalist.

           7 likes

  46. scribblingscribe says:

    Odd haven’t seen this on BBC about the Monarch collapse:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/monarch-staff-passengers-stranded-holidays-wrecked-after-4am-airline-collapse-a7977706.html

    Andrew Swaffield, Monarch’s chief executive, blamed the collapse on the effects of terrorism.
    “The root cause is the closure, due to terrorism, of Sharm-El- Sheikh and Tunisia and the decimation of Turkey,” he said in a letter to staff.

    “Since 2015 we’ve seen yields collapse by a quarter, resulting in £160m less revenue. This has especially affected Spain and Portugal which is 80 per cent of our business.”

    Surely Muslims don’t crush an industry, throw thousands of people out of work and leave thousands more stranded. Sounds like an ideal subject for Newsnight and Eddie Mair’s PM.

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  47. Thoughtful says:

    On a dreadful awful day it might be useful to change the subject, at least for a short while. The site linked to below provides a daily update as to the snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere. Why is this interesting? Because it gives you the real data so you can call out lies broadcast about climate change alarmism when applied to the ‘melting arctic ice’.

    http://www.natice.noaa.gov/ims/

    You will notice from the 3 day sea ice graph that the Artic is now refreezing much faster than it normally does growing at a rate over 132,000 square kilometres per week (yes that improbably large figure is correct)!

    sea_ice_only_small.jpg

    The Northern Europe / Asia snow cover map is showing the greatest covering of snow for at least 20 years at this time of year.

    Of course all this is subject to change at any time, and it’s difficult to draw a conclusion at this early stage, however one thing is certain, it’s damn cold up North for the time of the year and the Arctic is not melting !

    All this cold air needs somewhere to go, and that is where the skill of the forecaster comes in. This happened a few years ago when it all moved over Canada and down into the US which experienced a bitterly cold Winter, whilst we had a mild one. It could just as easily sweep Westward though and dump it all on us instead !

       19 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Glad you posted that, Thoughtful, as it gives me a chance to relate a Thames Estuary ‘incident’ that occurred last week or the week before. It was sometime after dark, so I could not identify the specific bird, but I heard a flight of geese heading south-ish, honking away for all they were worth.

      I immediately thought that strange. Almost two months too early. Does that mean once our partially-sunless Indian Summer is out of the way in the south-east, we are heading toward a very cold winter?

      If so, you were forewarned here first.

      This: “The Northern Europe / Asia snow cover map is showing the greatest covering of snow for at least 20 years at this time of year.” may (note the scientific word used there – may) explain the geese. There was a massive flock of Brent (Brant) Geese in the (Faversham/Sheppey/Seasalter) Swale at Christmas last year.

         8 likes

      • Jerry Owen says:

        Up2snuff
        I watched a programme on the BBC I forget what it was called but it was something like ‘Crossing Russia’ with Simon Reeve.
        Unfortunately it was a bit of a ‘we are destroying our planet fest for the BBC’ He was in Siberia and apparently it was warming up, and a nomad who had no tv or newspapers in fact nothing in that extreme wilderness except deer, a wife and several kids agreed we were destroying the planet … but of course the BBC did the translating.
        We were told at least ten of thousand deer had died this year alone because they couldn’t get to their food. How this figure was arrived at in this absolute wilderness I have no idea.
        The explanation for the deer not getting food was that it rained instead of snowing and the frozen ice ( that’s warming for you! ) meant they couldn’t get their hooves through to the food. Then a little while later it was that there was so little snow that it compacted under their feet so they couldn’t reach their food. . a sort of ‘have your cake and eat it’ situ for the BBC.
        We were later treated to some wonderful footage of permafrost earth thawing out, except that they looked exactly like regular sink holes with vertical sides and virtually round in plan.
        To be honest I don’t think the weather is any different now as to when I was a kid. What we have now is vast amounts of video cams, mobile phone cameras etc that any natural disaster is recorded now when once it wasn’t and it is shared on our vast social media sites. In short we record what was once not recorded.

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    • sanitycheck2 says:

      @Thoughtful

      You are right that there has been no material change in Arctic Ice conditions these past 10 years, Not that you would know that from the likes of the BBC, which simply wish to promote their vision of the world, and to promote their new world order, which factually is far divorced from reality, and the real world that we live in. See the data from MASIE which is the latest and most sophisticated satellite data set.

      https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Image589_shadow.png

      2017 has, if anything, seen a partial increase in ice, particularly in Greenland which has seen the 5th largest ice gain on record. See:

      https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Image740_shadow.png

      And one should not believe the hype peddled by the BBC that the Arctic is much warmer now than it was. The UK Met Office’s own temperature data (collated in conjunction with the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia) shows that recent decades (say the 24 year period between 1992 and 2016) was cooler than the decades of the 1930s and 1940s (eg, the 24 year period between 1922 and 1946). Viz:

      http://notrickszone.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Arctic-Temperatures-1920-2017-HadCRUT4.jpg

      One will note that in the 24 year period 1922 to 1946, some 12 years (ie., half the time) had a temperature anomaly of + 4degC, whereas in the 24 year period 1992 to 2016, only 6 years (ie., a quarter of the time) had a temperature anomaly of + 4 degC. Further in recent years, it has struggled to reach the + 4 degC anomaly level whereas in the 1920s to 1940s the anomalies are generally higher, and one sees some + 5degC, + 6 deg C and even a + 7degC anomaly.

      In fact no recent year has come close to the warmth of 1937/8 with the + 7 degC anomaly.

      MSM, and particularly the BBC, simply peddles misinformation on climate.

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  48. gaxvil says:

    Useful stuff – thank you.

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  49. Beeb Brother says:

    I remember the BBC reporting with a light-hearted chuckle about the Julius Caesar production with a Trump-like figure as the assassinated leader.

    Political violence – isn’t it such light-hearted fun, eh? Ok

       21 likes