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  1. Guest Who says:

    The only explanation is he must have footage of Ian Katz in bed with a goat or something:


    • StewGreen says:

      Definition of Shock-Jock : an actor who assumes a personality to say controversial things to generate a storm and get more people listening.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Mixing skin colour with culture and up bringing?
        Mixing criminals who are alive and continue to abuse with dead (possible) criminals?


    • AsISeeIt says:

      “Identical crimes”

      Crimes? Really, James? Really really indentical, really?

      So, it seems a chap who engages in this type of kite-flying speculative whataboutery editorialising is just the johnny for the BBC’s supposed flagship political comment show. Must be some rash over-correction for the BBC’s own Newsnight associated local Savile difficulties.


  2. Up2snuff says:

    mi cash n pockt shrinkin

    dem grate conservtif no care

    dem grate conservtif worry bout dead lefant

    mi cash n pockt still shrinkin

    dem grate conservtif no care

    dem worree bout leedah

    dem grate conservtif dem like dem grate Bibbycee

    orl buggerup


    • chrisH says:

      Spendid Up2snuff!
      Is this Cranmers Port Au Prince patois?…or your very own Georgetown gumbo?
      This is surely going to run n tin`g!
      Woy!,,,Sodom and Gommorhoea no dey yah so!
      (To quote mi Steel Pulse an I!)


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Is this any good Snuffy?
      Ahs gwine to de ribber tems

      Gonna crap in de wahter etc. etc.

      No? OK


      • Up2snuff says:

        chris and Lefty, great stuff as well, although I can imagine Lobbie getting quite excited over yours, Lefty, because it could come straight from just west-nor-west of Birmingham.

        My effort is mostly a Carib mash with a little Polynesian and some west African (but more Nigerian than Gambian) thrown in to keep Grant happy. The buggerup bit actually comes from a famous encounter that Queen Elizabeth II had when visiting a Polynesian island. Her Majesty received an explanation as to why some event was not taking place or something was not working that left her, unlike her ancestor, ‘quietly amused’.


        • Lefty Wright says:

          Thank you for that piece of history. I hope you have’nt rewritten it to make it fit your agenda.


          • Up2snuff says:

            Agenda? What do politicians say in such circumstances? “I could not possibly comment.”

            Just borrowed it for a while. 😉

            May make regular re-appearances the way things are going. 🙁


  3. Beeb Brother says:

    My brother has just moved to a lovely, affluent, monocultural area. It is hell on Earth: people say good morning; no aggression; you feel safe knowing you all share the same key beliefs about things.

    What it could really do with is a few mosques, some violent grime rappers and women hiding their faces. That really would be something to celebrate.


    • Old Goat says:

      Patience is a virtue. Give it, say, five years and your brother’s wishes will all come true!


  4. scribblingscribe says:

    people have moved from Manchester to our un-Guardian/BBC town for the same reason. They seem to be grateful to get away from the wonders of diversity.


  5. KatieH says:

    The war on the tories with the ultimate misiion to stop brexit continues today with the help of slimeball Grant shapps who looked like he had a gun to his head when he was interviewed on sky today maybe being held by heseltine.


  6. MarkyMark says:

    I’m so confused … Guardian verses BBC ….

    Inner-city living makes for healthier, happier people, study finds {guardian 06oct2017}
    “”This level, typical of developments of standalone semi-detached suburban houses, is less than a quarter of the density of Georgian terraces of London’s desirable Islington and Notting Hill neighbourhoods.

    “Islington, in north London, was rated the worst place for women to live {bbc.co.uk 12sep2017}.”
    “Islington performed near the bottom of the distribution on wellbeing, environmental quality, housing affordability and safety. … Housing in Islington was among the least affordable in Britain.”

    “Jeremy Corbyn‏ @jeremycorbyn “Excessive rents & a lack of affordable housing are ruining the lives of young people. @UKLabour will cap rents to provide homes #ForTheMany.” {twitter jun2017}”

    – Who do I believe? Which is Fake News? Guardian or BBC?
    – Islington’s MP for 34 years has consistently been Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.


  7. StewGreen says:

    Integration means Respect for Muslims, while many Muslims disrespect traditional British rules
    Another taxi-driver refuses guide dog story.
    \\He asked Mr Mahmod to take him to a veteran’s breakfast. Mr Mahmod refused to drive the complainant to his destination.
    CCTV footage of the incident was played in court which showed Mr Mahmod pacing up and down on his phone out of the vehicle and making no attempt to assist the complainant.//
    The court did not believe the accused story that ‘I told him 10 times before that he must sit in the back, not the front , so I ignored him this time’


    • MarkyMark says:

      Second Solihull councillor in anti-Muslim tweet probe {bbc.co.uk 05sep2017}
      “A second Conservative councillor is being investigated by a council over anti-Muslim retweets.”

      Police said they had received two race hate complaints about another Solihull councillor, Jeff Potts
      Her Twitter account has now been protected and taken out of public view.
      Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council said the complaint has been passed to the monitoring office.

      – ‘two race hate complaints’ = end of career when your opinion goes against 2 people and everyone else scared to speak up.
      – how quickly was this enacted?
      – ‘monitoring office’ = everyone, you have been warned – Morality police? Blasphemy monitors?
      – how many are in this ‘monitoring office’? What is it’s remit and purpose? BBC give me some news, some details … who monitors the BBC?


  8. wronged says:


    I see that Shapps and his Remoaners are still trying to disrupt Brexit and the country. Not surprisingly, BBC are giving this huge importance.

    Sit tight and decide nothing until Brexit is concluded is my view. Stop panicking.


  9. MarkyMark says:

    UK: Muslim immigration judge (Amir Majid) has “little idea of the law,” isn’t removed for fear of discrimination claim {jihadwatch.org – 05oct2017

    BBC £3.5bn News Service Search for ‘Amir Majid’… Any 2017 news? ….
    Control orders are ‘second best’ (17oct2006)
    “Barrister and academic Dr Amir Majid said it would be wrong for the government to use the escapes as an excuse for derogating from the European Convention.”

    How far can freedom of speech go? (18jul2007)
    “Barrister and academic, Dr Amir Majid, said there had to be limits on freedom of speech and he was not opposed to prosecuting those who made threats to kill. … ‘But, in the current climate of heightened concern about terrorism, I am worried that the Attorney-General may succumb to pressure to authorise prosecutions in cases which do not warrant it. And that could provoke strong resentment.’… Reza Kazim argues that existing powers are quite strong enough and that politicians are stoking up Islamophobia.”

    Iran hangs rapists in public (29sep2002)

    – BBC £3.5bn News Service fails to report on incompetent migrant judge who let migrants (possibly criminals) slip into the UK.
    – It’s not what the BBC reports, it’s what the BBC misses that’s important.
    – UK Tax Payers pay under threat of prison for this limited service – no news in 2017 for ‘Amir Majid‘.


  10. Lobster says:

    I remember just after the Brexit vote the Stock Market fell, and the BBC were droning on about the FTSE250 which they rarely used to mention before then. I’ve just looked and it now stands at 20,160 which is an all time high, but I can’t seem to see any mention of it on the BBC. How very odd ……


    • Guest Who says:

      Odd? Not really.

      BBC editorial integrity works on a similar basis to its pension financing, which of course is also unique.

      Hence funds can go up, or really up.

      Likewise, attention is paid to market performance depending on who is in power and how much the bbc likes or does not like them. Equally policies the majority of people for whom the bbc presume to speak actually voted for.

      Hope that clears up how utterly corrupt the bbc is.


  11. StewGreen says:

    Now on R5 Emma Barnett is giving a platform to Muslim taxi firm boss who sensed a scam and got money back to pensioner.
    “I’m a good muslim and this is what we do”
    Good on him, but I wonder if Emma also reported the previous times when other taxi drivers saved pensioners from similar scams.
    London Sept 2017

    Sheffield Feb 2016

    Skelmersdale August 2015

    Sept 2014 South Scotland
    “Moffat pensioner avoids £10,000 scam thanks to taxi driver”

    2nd May 2014
    “Taxi driver saves a woman in scam bid: Pensioner had withdrawn cash on advice of bogus cops to send on to London”


  12. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm Feedback returns : will discuss Pidgin
    the Super LibMob prog that accidentally loses most comments from non LibMob listeners
    #1″First interview with Sarah Sands, Editor of the Today programme, since taking on the role. Tune in to ‘Feedback’ tomorrow at 16.30.” talking about intro of more girly stuff like arts/fashion
    #2 “doing a feature on BBC Pidgin and talking to listeners. ”
    + a couple of other LibMob issues like moaning at Nigel Lawson’s appearances
    probably won’t mention the censuring of Adam Rutherford
    Oh “And the BBC responds to listeners’ claims that there is a geographical bias in coverage favouring natural disasters that occur in the United States rather than the developing world.”


  13. StewGreen says:

    Views from the other side
    Whereas non-LibMob can find bias within BBC output in almost every hour
    Te LibMobbers list cherrypicks from a long time period


    • MarkyMark says:

      I would say the BBC is impartial and full of omissions {twitter.com} – which is no excuse for a £3.5bn News Organisation that is funded by it’s customers who have to pay under threat of prison.

      The BBC believe they can keep news on their website that hides refugee being nasty …
      Chaos as police stop Hungary migrant train – Gavin Hewitt – BBC -Sep 2015 @53s”

      The BBC report on ‘Canada has quietly granted asylum to LGBT Chechens {bbc.co.uk sep2017}’ but don’t mention the why or what the leader believes.

      The BBC can reveal news about EU Referendum campaign using £350 million per week but not refer to it’s own fact finding web pages which show £350m before rebate and £261m after rebate.

      {old post}


  14. StewGreen says:

    2:15pm Drama about a Muslim terrorist in Sweden
    Does the BBC find an unexpected angle ? Sure does

    Mohammed protests his innocence and his stories ring true, but is there something about his past that he is hiding? As Mohammed relates his sometimes dangerous journey to Sweden and his attempts to integrate with a people so different from his own, Jörgen, finds himself growing to like his suspect. But he is joined in the interrogation by Charles (Josh Lenn), an American intelligence officer with very different views.
    The drama is inspired by the true story of Moder Mothanna Magid.

    “An Iraqi man who was wrongly accused of plotting a terror attack in Sweden is demanding one million kronor (£100K) in compensation after he was briefly arrested (3 days) last year following a high-profile manhunt.


    • StewGreen says:

      A recent event in Sweden
      The rule seems if ethnicity is not mentioned the arrested person is an immigrant


    • G says:

      “…..and his attempts to integrate with a people so different from his own ”
      As soon as I read that the utter bullshit became obvious: A muslim in any way fraternising with and/or attempting to integrate with the infidel? No fear, or perhaps he is not really a muzzie.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “The negative perception of Muslims. An underlying, unfounded mistrust. A misinformed suspicion of people who follow Islam.

        Now it’s our duty to counteract this perception of Muslims. (a perception problem is different to facing the truth) To those who say that there is a conflict of being loyal to Britain and a Muslim, you have to look no further than Mohamed Farah. Our national hero is a practising Muslim. The double gold medallist saw no conflict between crossing the finish line in the Union Flag and dropping to the ground in prayer.(was the flag submitting to Allah in this display of Patriotism?) In fact, he showed how seamlessly religion and patriotism can go together.

        As one survey revealed (no reference given), 83% of Muslims said they were proud to be British, compared to 79% of Britons overall.”

        Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) speech {by Baroness Warsi – jan2013 }


      • StewGreen says:

        The integration bit includes him telling them their tradition of not inviting lots of strangers to dinner needs to be changed.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Does the ‘radical’ BBC hit programme ask the hero some awkward questions to make him relate to 2017 ….

      a. If a man writes a piece of fiction, should he have a death contract put on his life?
      b. If a man declares he is homosexual should he be shunned?
      c. If a man who draws a cartoon should he be sent death threats?
      d. Do you think you should be given a job based solely on your religion?
      e. Do you think you should discriminate against animals?
      f. Do you think UK Tax Payers should support and pay for Sharia to operate in the UK?
      g. Should dogs be shunned from society, considering they have helped mankind a lot?

      a. If no, then please write to Iran to remove current death sentence for Salman Rushdie. (Fiction)
      b. If no, then please ask for it to be stopped in Majority Muslim Countries. (Homosexuals)
      c. If no, then please ask this to be stopped in Majority Muslim Countries. (Cartoons)
      d. If no, then remove the restriction that only Muslims can recite from the Koran and slaughter the animals for Halal food. (Positive Religious/Employment Discrimination)
      e. If no, then start using pork products in your baking. (Animal Discrimination)
      f. Halal food, bought, enforces the Sharia laws as it conforms to Sharia doctrine.
      g. If no, then start every Muslim should adopt a dog for the family. (Animal Discrimination)

      BBC could choose a different story ….

      British Isis suicide bomber ‘was former Guantanamo Bay inmate paid £1m compensation’ {independent.co.uk feb2017}
      “Family identifies Manchester born Muslim convert Jamal al-Harith as man Isis claims blew himself up in Mosul”


      • Lefty Wright says:

        I couldn’t give a monkey’s arsehole what these people do in their own countries and I wouldn’t risk the life of a single British soldier to change it. Not my affair however horrendous I find it. I was against all the senseless foreign wars from day one but I DO care deeply what they do in Britain which is MY country, although watching the Bum Boy Corporation you’d never know it.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Think my point was that the BBC choose soft emotive stories rather than the hard nasty ones. Suppose the other thing is that Jamal al-Harith was paid ‘£1m compensation’ from the Tax Payer money which would have gone back into supporting terrorism. So effectively we are supporting terrorism – buying the rope to hang us.

          “Christopher Hitchens “Islam is Bullshit and I am Offended””


          • Lefty Wright says:

            Everyone should buy shares in British Ropes then. Sorry, forgot – they make those in China.


  15. Guest Who says:

    Clearly some people would cop a world of hurt for any ‘explained’ wishing ill no matter what the semantic justification, but some of course are immune.

    Especially ex BBC editors who know just how immune they are.


  16. StewGreen says:

    What’s this at 2pm on R4 ?
    An African man is telling a white woman over the phone he wants a divorce.
    But that woman then tells him , in that case he won’t see his daughter Noli anymore as she’ll be keeping her in England.
    You see it’s this money grabbing white one that is the evil character.
    …next she tells a whole bunch of lies to her own father about the situation.
    #TheArchers… Everyday English country folk


  17. chrisH says:

    Anyone able to tell me how the heck Grant Shapps gets to tour the media studios as an Osborne letter opener, and some promissory note from Cameron to shit as he wants to.
    Shapps was an anonymous nomark even when he reached the peak of Camerons turned up jodhpurs as County Judas for the Tories-albeit under a few assumed names as I recall.
    Very much a Jeffrey Archer fantasist-but Jeff at least slept with his prostitutes, did run for County, booked the Beatles and sold a few real books.
    Shapps is just George Osbornes pencil sharpener, with a tight arse bared for his Masters oikery!


    • Lefty Wright says:

      I wonder if George’s eyes water while he’s having his pencil sharpened. Could be a bit painful.Ouch!