WEEKEND OPEN THREAD….

The weekend beckons and so does this NEW Open Thread! Detail the bias here and don’t be shy!

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  1. Thoughtful says:

    Interesting to view the hypocritical Hollywood luvvies leap into inaction after numerous complaint of sexual harassment are made against one of their own Harvey Weinstein.

    The biggest hypocrite of the lot is of course usual suspect George C loony whose wife campaigns against violence towards women !

    But this isn’t an isolated incident. Where were the luvvies when Woody Allen faced allegations, or for that matter Roman Polanski ?

    It seems that they feel it’s OK for them to invent false slurs against a President whose election and the democratic wishes of the people, when they don’t support him, but when it’s one of their own actually doing the things which they claim to be opposed to.

    Of course the BBC is no different in defending the luvvies, and published a ridiculous article a couple of days ago which attempts to prove that they did in fact speak out, but even they cannot hide the fact that very little has actually been said and those who have spoken have declined to mention any names !

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41522956

    Seems to me that the lessons from Saville have been well learned, only the lessons were not the right ones !

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    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe they are waiting until Harvey is no longer with us before going full McBBC?

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      • Guest Who says:

        Katty has dipped a dainty toe in the water.

        Maybe it is sinking in her circle is shaped more like a protractor?

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    • boohanna says:

      “or for that matter Roman Polanski ?”

      Yeah but it wasn’t rape rape was it?… Whoopie guides our thoughts on that one…

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  2. BRISSLES says:

    Are we honestly surprised ? The Weinsteins are no different to the Warner Bros – Cohn’s – Mayer’s and all the other heads of studios in the ‘Golden’ era of Hollywood, when it was a given that actresses didn’t get anywhere unless they had their backs to the wall !!!!

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    • charmbrights says:

      “backs to the wall “????
      Surely their backs had to be pressed against something softer than that?

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Kitchen worktops ????

        Its telling that obese and unattractive men resort to those sexual tactics, knowing its only their bank balance that would be attractive to women. Never heard of sexual harassment complaints against George Clooney (or Cary Grant come to that) – more likely women would be wondering why they hadn’t been chosen !!!!

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        • Alicia Sinclair says:

          Reckon this Weinstein story will be a slow burner that will spread.
          The likes of Meryl Streep surely will come to regret their role in posturing over Trumps election(and his alleged sexual bullyings)-and saying damnall about their paymasters, producers and the Hollywood elites that fund their drama queen fillums.
          Like the MPs expenses or the anti-British nastiness of an Osborne, Duncan or Lineker?…we have long memories, and a little vengeance will be due.

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        • Jeff says:

          Oi, BRISSLES, if you don’t mind…
          “It’s telling that these obese and unattractive men resort to those sexual tactics…”
          Half the people on this site probably look like this.
          We’ve (I’ve) got feelings you know!
          Sniff…

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Lol !
            Present company excepted of course !

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          • Lefty Wright says:

            Jeff
            I do thooooo agree. Obeeth? Me? I think we are dealing here with a cathe of hate thpeech. Briththleth needth a good thmacked bottom. I shall contact Judge Bender thtraight away. he will know prethithley how to adminither the punishment.No doubt in hith quarterth.

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            • Al Shubtill says:

              What about the hidden scandal of the paedophiles in Hollyweird who abuse many of the child actors?

              That chap who was in the film “The Goonies” when he was a boy talked about it and then decided to shut up, for some reason.

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  3. scribblingscribe says:

    http://news.sky.com/story/undercover-agent-foils-plot-to-create-next-911-in-new-york-city-prosecutors-say-11070341

    A plot on the scale of 9/11 is foiled. The perpetrators being Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, 19, and Talha Haroon, also aged 19. They are recorded by the FBI saying “We seriously need to car bomb Times Square. Look at these crowds of people!” They bought the bomb making kit and a cabin in which to create the bombs. Also, they expressed a desire to “create the next 9/11” and “shoot up concerts cuz they kill a lot people…we just walk in with guns in our hands”.

    So, wow. Think of the scale of casualties had this happened.

    And the BBC’s online coverage on their US and Canada news website?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/us_and_canada

    Erm …

    Nothing. Not a sausage. F – All. Not a dickie bird. Not an inkling. Not so much as, a how’s your father. Sorry have run out of euphemisms. But you get the idea.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Scribbling : It took the BBCnews 40 minutes after you wrote that to get the story up.
      “New York City: ‘Islamic State attack plot’ is revealed”
      Note the tame graphic , rather the campaigning graphic the “gays in East of England” post has.


      A link now appears on the BBCNews homepage
      Normally the more people that click that link , the longer the story will stay there.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      scribblingscribe
      So this time they really dindu nuffin?

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    What does anyone expect going on a Muslim airline. Wait until they tighten up the rules in their football stadiums. Not making the sign of the cross, no England flag . Hopefully if their economies head south because of low oil prices they might be under pressure to sell up.

    I am still amazed by the lack of coverage of Putins visit to Saudi and sale of arms to it. Russian strengthening its position in the Middle East is important but all al been can do is go on and on about Trump and coughing fits.

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Been a long week for the BBC and their serial cowpokes like the Guardians readership.
      Theresa Mays cough, the fingerbob puppet that is Grant Shapps, as well as the wonders of Juncker and his barflies, as they “go all Zen over Catalonia”. What statesmanship, what tactics and what strategic brilliance, reminding us all of Obams “strategic patience over I.S”
      These clowns seem to think that they`ll always be writing history, so inertia is described as timind, appeasement called tactical regrouping or such. As for the Saudis going to Russia?…well, hardly Lee Nelson is it?

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  5. tvlicensingblog says:

    New from the BBC TV Licensing Blog this week:
    – A novel new BBC money saver: Get TV Licensing customers to pay its postage.
    – Serious concerns are raised (yet again) about the manner in which the BBC prosecutes alleged TV licence evaders: Daily Mail Tightens Screws on TV Licensing.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Never speak to them – not even the time of day – don’t have tv viewable through a window. Never let them in. Never sign anything . Never give your name. Dont have the volume high if you open the door .

      Terrible way to be and very difficult but it you believe in something – such as the end of al Beeb -you must be prepared to confront the evil.

      The capita employees have no legal powers. They are given a list of addresses to target how they choose each week and can deal with their workload how they choose. As a policy they are not meant to work in the area where they live but I bet a few ‘swopsies’ Go on as they get bonuses to prosecute victims.

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  6. BRISSLES says:

    I hear that a young Scottish electrician has racked up a £30,000 legal defense bill in Dubai. He inadvertently ‘touched’ another man in a bar – to prevent him from crashing into a round of drinks. 30 minutes later the police arrived and arrested him for public indecency. He’s looking at 3 years in jail, and is currently behind bars awaiting the outcome. This makes my blood boil – ok tourists are warned against the obtuse laws that are incongruous to us, but the merest ‘slight’ against a Muslim in this country and its grovelling apologies for days in the media. Yet the bastards in their own country have no such truck with niceties for other religions. Ok Afuar Hirsch lets hear your views on this one !!!!

    Why anyone wants to step foot in a Muslim country is beyond me.

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Same for the Muslim gentlemen that come here.
      They`d get their balls removed if they behaved as they do here back home-and their police state masters would not put up with their arsey presumptions to replace their states goons, currently in possession of the blowlamps.
      Why the heck we let them stay here to piss on our chips is beyond me-a cultural tiredness and deathwish, I imagine.
      “Taking control” means more than getting a navy blue passport back-it really means removing those who hate us and do nothing but chisel for Islam or the E.U…BBC or Anjem?…both need to go.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Exactly bris – it’s the same as I said about going on one of their airlines. Avoid.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Did you hear the one about the Saudi Prince who slipped and penetrated a women … you guessed, he got off.

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  7. Scroblene says:

    I’m sure this issue has been aired before, but assuming the billions of quid the BBC gets from the TV tax is just that, a tax on having a television, then how is the rest of the income they get, amassed and counted?

    How do they deal with the revenue from: –

    DVDs
    Books
    Re-runs
    Payments from lobbyists and charities
    Royalties
    Bungs from agents for ‘slebs’
    ‘Expert advice’ from their own toadies, which can be used by other companies to advertise products involved with – say- global warming
    Rents of buildings etc to other production companies

    The income from this short list must be huge, but there’s an enormous amount of extra ‘grey money’ in their systems, which will never be scrutinised as a matter of course. There must be taxation on their profits involved from such issues, so how much? If they’re so keen to be offering value for money (not), then they should by rights make evidence for all these sums readily available!

    Again, my apologies if this has all been dealt with before, as I’ve only been involved in blogging and the rest, for ten years or so, I may be behind the times!

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Scroblene, this may help start you in your search for answers.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/reports/ara

      I thought I had the bare bones of a recent set of BBC accounts bookmarked but I cannot find it.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Thank you, Up!

        Looking at pages 51/52, the licence tax was £3,800,000,000, and the income from ‘business’ was 1,170,000,000.

        While I prefer watching paint dry against trying to see where accounts are trying to befuddle Joe Public – and me, there seems to be an awful lot of money being made commercially, but how do they ‘sell’ the likes of Lineker and Evans abroad? They’re nonentities in Puerto Rico! Who cares, in Angola say, whether a cake baked by an old harridan or a question answered by a twonk in some quiz show is important, or even entertaining?

        If the BBC continue to berate and point fingers at President Trump, and annoy countries with real money, they’re not doing anyone here any favours are they!

        (That was a Political Broadcast Headline from Radio Scroblene – you know it makes sense)…

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  8. G.W.F. says:

    Laura Kuentesberge reveals that the BBC are dumping Treezer. There are Tory Remainers and Cobyn’s Labour to replace her. She served her purpose, delayed Brexit, offended the US, grovelled to the EU and Islam, and generally pushed the Tory Party out of Conservativism and respect for the individual into a semi socialist party that treats people, not as citizens but as impotent victims of one sort of oppression or another who need the state to replace their ability to fend for themselves. Now it is time to replace her and do as much damage to Brexit as possible by lampooning Boris who, although a Remainer, is being set up as an untrustworthy Brexit supporting contender.
    Meanwhile – where are UKIP?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41524377

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Deception by omission
    Do you remember when a Polish guy turned up at an MP’s office last year with a knife to kill him ?
    I don’t
    Searching : “Andrzej Gajowniczek” site:bbc.co.uk
    Shows nothing

    But Telegraph just reported
    \\As he was removed from 45-year-old Mr Barwell’s constituency surgery, Gajowniczek – who had a black-handled kitchen knife in his rucksack – told police: “I want to kill an MP”.

    He was returned to Poland after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act, but escaped and was arrested trying to enter the Houses of Parliament, a court heard”
    //

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    • StewGreen says:

      On June 16 last year deeply buried in a report about Jo Cox the BBC had this

      Last week Conservative MP Gavin Barwell told the Evening Standard he was having to end his “open door” policy to constituents until further notice, after reportedly being threatened with a knife by a furious man outside his office in Croydon, south London..
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36551777

      Another local news page shows as blank for me
      \\BBC London Live: Updates on Wednesday 8 June 2016 – BBC News
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-london-36406085
      8 Jun 2016 – Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell says that he was attacked by a man//

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      • StewGreen says:

        That London-Live page now works , but still only has that one sentence about the incident

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Was reporting suppressed ?
    Cos of the few reports the Evening Standard page also shows as blank
    Cached page ..shows no mention of Polish man just
    \\Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell said a man made a series of “very wild” allegations about local police and Polish politics//

    cached

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    • StewGreen says:

      The new thing from the court case , was the Polish man had previously been deported is he was a public danger, yet had simply come back in.
      So now after sentence we are considering deporting him again.

      .. Well if it didn’t work before.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    How’s the BBC’s reporting of this story compare.
    Leicester Jihadi pharmacist brainwashed children

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      People like this are proof that a good education and professional job are no defence against islamic psychosis. I am reminded of the doctors who tried to blow up a London nightclub and attacked Glasgow airport. Just because a muslim has a good education and job does not mean he can be trusted. How many are there like him in the country?

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    • Thoughtful says:

      The time has long past for our politicians to do what other European politicians have been doing for a long time and deport these murderous loons from our shores.
      Germany can manage it and even deports the offspring of migrants born in Germany! The whole family goes back, or otherwise they would be able to claim right to a family life, which the Germans kindly allow them !

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Mailonline – something I dip into only when bored – is carrying the story of three ‘freshers’ at York University who are keeping score of the number of times they get drunk and need an ambulance for A & E. The story was sourced from the university online newspaper.

    I was 18 a long time ago and went from A levels to shift work. I guess I cannot get into the mind of any one who could think that using ambulance time and a /e facilities for a laugh is a funny or clever thing. It would be even less hilarious of a loved one had died because there wasn’t an ambulance in York because of these 18 year old kids.

    I’m guessing that unless there is a hue and cry al Beeb will ignore this one because it doesn’t fit the narrative of poor students being forced into food banks be cause they are being crushed by evil student loan people. We ll see.

    God help these kids if it stays quiet of the major disaster front .

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    • BRISSLES says:

      The only thing that Blair’s Education, Education, Education rally cry did, was to extend the years of childhood.

      Think about it, and forget for a minute that there were more jobs about back in the day.

      Most of us left school at 15/16 and got a job. By the time we were 20 we had gained sufficient maturity mentally to further our careers and/or choose to marry and have a family. Responsibility came with it and knowing how to behave, all due to getting out in the big wide world early. Now we have generations who cant even converse, so no wonder employers bemoan that 20 somethings aren’t prepared for the world of work.

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      • GCooper says:

        And, of course, an added bonus for Bliar was the expanded recruitment opportunity it afforded to stuff an already over-burdened educational establishment with yet more second rate Leftists.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sadly as at1510 today I appear to have foreseen the latest attack with a vehicle hitting pedestrians outside the nat history museum in London . Maybe it’s an accident though

      Sky live with event.. al beeb talking about Spain

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Why can’t police help you ?
    … Cos they are 2 busy trying to subpoena Private Eye’s subscriber list cos one of them sent a clipping with a joke to s Muslim woman.
    – A judge rejected the application
    ..which anyway was useless cos many copies are sold in newsagents.

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  14. Synchronised says:

    Jeremy Hardy and mates delivering anti government, anti Brexit and pro immigration tripe all under the falsehood of being comedy on something called the News Quiz. Hardy being a one time supporter of various people involved with the Republican movement in Ireland, also suggested on air back in the early 2000s that supporters of the BNP should be shot in the back of the head. Now I’m pretty sure if such a suggestion was made to inflict such a punishment on a pro radicall islamist supporter spouting his vitriol in Hyde Park , I doubt the deliverer of that message would get time to put his coat on before being dragged off to the cells. Imagine if it was a high profile member of the entertainment industry, his or her career would be finished yet this guy is still getting paid with our money all because he’s one of them.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Syn – a quick check on Mr Hardy – who presumably employs himself via his own company thus minimising tax to fund the NHS etc – is that he does after dinner speeches – no doubt awfully amusing starting at 5k and up to £10k . Personally I wouldn’t be in the same room .

      Maybe hardy gave the idea re shooting to the chapped who offed the woman socialist MP. Can but wonder

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Synch, I switched on in the middle of Jeremy Hardy’s first blether .. sorry, been listening to Inspector Rebus, I mean rabbit ..

      … and I immediately switched off again after two or three sentences had left his mouth.

      If I’m typical, the BBC are losing customers at a rate they can ill afford.

      (PS: I used to love the News Quiz in the days of Alan Coren)

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up
        Me too – all of that stuff is off the menu now for me . The really cringy stuff is buried on 4x at 11 each night with some dreary professional cor blimey “hosting” it . Beeboids kids doing stand up for their friends and family with the occasion ethnic or queer or both chucked in to make it properly right on and “Street” or more likely “mews”

        I’m surprised they haven’t got that amyl nitrate bloke to do it as he is the voice and face of al beeb at the moment . Has he done “come dancing “yet?

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fedup,
          Amol Rajan? He’s not so bad away from a News Programme but when he does WatO I find I’m struggling to keep a straight face. As I’ve mentioned before I find he sounds like ‘Gary Bellamy’ and sometimes asks the same sort of ‘Down the Line’ questions.

          I want to phone in, in Paul Whitehouse or Felix Dexter mode!

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Up –
            Yes amyl nitrate – the al Beeb favourite of the moment . Why is he not on match of the day or doing the weather forecast? I don’t not pay my tv tax in order for that kind of service. I can’t comment on his degree of lefty hood because I’m too prejudiced. I’ve got a dab radio which you can programme to switch of on al Beeb propaganda – there’s a lot of silence in my house.

            ( I tried that jest before but didn’t get any of this Imodium things )

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  15. G.W.F. says:

    Car mounts pavement outside London Natural History Museum. Could have been driven by an Amish or a Druid.
    My guess is that the cops and Government have learned to avoid people thinking it was a man from the peaceful religion, so a crazy white patsy will be arrested.
    Or am I being too cynical?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4958398/Car-mounts-pavement-outside-Natural-History-Museum.html

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    • Guest Who says:

      Amazingly, BBC Facebook was a fraction more daring with known facts.

      However, the top comment suggests few are impressed with them dialing the PC filter beyond 11.

      ***

      Can you be more specific? “An incident involving a car” would be anything from “100 people died” to “Bob locked his keys inside”.

      ***

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      • G.W.F. says:

        BBC report it as a crash

        People injured in crash near London museum
        A car has been involved in a collision near the Natural History Museum leaving a “number” of pedestrians injured.
        The Metropolitan Police said one person had been detained following the incident in Exhibition Road, South Kensington.
        It added the man was with officers but had not been formally arrested.

        Inquiries are under way to establish the circumstances of the crash.

        We’ll keep you informed here with the latest updates.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          BBC News – everyone was calm, It was all contained very quickly. “Was it a just a car losing control?” Calm. Calm. Everythings Calm. Keyword is Calm. We know what to do … carry on, stay calm. Keep Calm. Calm.

          …attack museum .. history …let’s not draw conclusions … calm, relax, meditate….

          Attack at the Louvre Museum in Paris {bbc.co.uk 03feb2017}
          “A suspected militant Islamist with a machete has been shot and wounded by soldiers he attacked outside the Louvre; damning UN report on gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar; two weeks of President Trump; why being annoyed by sounds can be a medical conditions”

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  16. Synchronised says:

    Not jumping to conclusions but the fuzzy image on the TV suggests he’s not from Penzance.

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    • Idiotboy says:

      And the BBC are reporting that injuries to pedestrians as a result of the unfortunate and purely accidental “crash” are relatively minor, so nothing to be worried about. The attendance of several armed policemen, and the precautionary act of pinning the driver to the floor is normal practice in minor traffic incidents in the capital these days. Move along now, nothing to see here.

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      • Halifax says:

        BBC say Metropolitan police not treating the incident as terrorist related. Funny that, as no mention of it not being related to terrorism on met twitter page…..fake news ????

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        • Halifax says:

          They are now backtracking…..they earlier reported “it was not terrorism related”……as a fact…..its a disgrace fake news deployed. Again they must have 100 staff in news room and they cant get facts correct. Btw the eco friendly beeb how many monitors are on and not being used in the newsroom ..??

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    • Steve Jones says:

      Synchronised,

      You are spot on, as the photos in this article from The Sun shows:
      https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4633620/natural-history-museum-london-car-south-kensington/#comments

      As I was reading the article I checked the comments. There were only two when I looked but then a very strange thing happened. A comment appeared and disappeared almost instantly but I had just enough time to read that it said ‘This is what happens when you try and live with people who want to kill you’.

      Have since rechecked the link and the comment has not re-appeared. Sinister.

      PS Now all the comments have disappeared ! It might be an issue with my browser so I would appreciate it if someone else could follow the link and report back on the presence, or otherwise, of comments.

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    • countryblues says:

      Looks like a typical Londoner to me 😉

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    • Clare says:

      “he’s not from Penzance.”

      Or, in my experience, a likely visitor to the V&A, Natural History Museum or Science Museum.

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  17. Pounce says:

    A good example of how the bBC has become the apologist for Islamic terrorism in the UK

    Here is how the British media are currently reporting the Islamic car attack in South Ken:

    Sky:
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    Independent:
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    Daily Mirror:
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    Guardian:
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    and here is how the bBC reports the same story:
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    Apparently according to the bBC, there a wee crash outside the Natural history museum

    And just to ensure that the story is downplayed even further they mention this:
    “A BBC reporter at the scene said she had been told by police that the injuries were minor.

    I’ll put money on the table that the name of this ‘so called innocent man’ isn’t released for at least a week. Which by then will have been overtaken by at least 1001 stories about how white English people are the most racist people going. That May must resign and that Corbyn has rushed to the bedside of the above taxis driver in which to express his apologies for the British Empire.

    If you wish to see what the taxis driver looks like follow the link:

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    • Lobster says:

      I think it’s interesting that the BBC and Mirror have pixelated his picture, but the other media haven’t.

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    • Pounce says:

      Seems I’m not the only one to notice:

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      • Oaknash says:

        Has a crime actually been committed? Isnt this more like a “cry for help”

        Surely if cars are going around “mounting pavements” willy nilly, isnt this a sad indictment on western society in that cars are obviously “repressed” finding it difficult to find sexual partners and therefore have to go “cruising” and “mount” the first inanimate object they find. As always the BBC scant on important details – we were not even told if the car was a transsexual or gender fluid model!

        With all its apparent creativity – Surely it is only a matter of time before BBC “NEWS” wins the Man Booker prize.

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        • Zelazek says:

          What I love about this site is that I often find myself laughing out loud. I really enjoy reading your satirical posts, Oak, like the one above. You clearly know how to educate, inform and above all entertain. You could have got a job with the BBC – in the 1920s.

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          • Oaknash says:

            Cheers Z – If We dont laugh I think we could all well end up crying the way we are currently being stiffed by Theresa and the establishment. – but to be quite honest I will leave the tears to all of these emotionally free/incontinent snowflakes if I can. Personally I prefer being emotionally suppressed – I just kill kittens and puppies instead! Cos being right wing Conservative I just have so much hate!

            If only St Brendan Cox (the virtuous) could give me some wise words to help free me from all of my prejudices!

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  18. Beeb Brother says:

    On the BBC news bulletin they say we are not sure what the motive of the latest vehicle attack could be, even as they show hordes of armed Police and the area on lockdown; and a film of a vibrant chap being held down.

    “The heresy of heresies was common sense.”
    1984.

    You can see why Trump has such utter contempt for the MSM and their compulsive lying.

    Plus another knife death in London. Still, we have better food and rap music now. Who cares about so much murder and terrorism when we can all buy decent goat curry?

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    • G says:

      Beeb Brother,
      That, “….vibrant chap..”. I suggest he is a sub-Saharan African. Probably a ex muslim pirate seeking sanctuary in the UK from Somalia. How do I know this. I don’t but the BBC photograph blurring his head is not dark enough to obscure an even darker head – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41538762
      No only that in the photograph where the individual is being restrained by the islamaphobic white people, the full length shot, look at this ankles……………

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        Maybe he drives on the other side of the road where he comes from and it is all our fault for not changing our system to suit him? It’s definitely our fault somehow.

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    • G says:

      Beeb Brother,
      That, “….vibrant chap..”. I suggest he is a sub-Saharan African. Probably a ex muslim pirate seeking sanctuary in the UK from Somalia. How do I know this? I don’t for sure but the BBC photograph blurring his head is not dark enough to obscure an even darker head – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41538762
      No only that in the particular ‘side-on’ shot where he is prostrate lengthwise (the other one where he is being restrained by the islamaphobic white people), look at this ankles……………

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      • Old Goat says:

        Fairly obvious that he’s coloured from photos from other, reliable sources.

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    • Pounce says:

      The DM are currently reporting this:
      Witness Katie Craine said she was coming out of the museum when she saw a man in handcuffs pinned down by police near a damaged car. ‘He looked really proud of himself,’ she said. ‘He was laughing’

         22 likes

    • Old Goat says:

      I detect a smidgen of goatism, there…

         6 likes

  19. Thoughtful says:

    There is an interesting suggestion being raised elsewhere.

    Dark forces in the Tory party (men in dark suits) opposed to Brexit are determined to keep Theresa May in power knowing she cannot win against Corbyn, and intend to hand power over to the Labour party in the hope that they will prevent Brexit from going ahead.

    Most Tories (senior London based ones) have only one desire, and that it to make as much money as possible in the shortest time possible. May is evidence of this. If you ask any Tory what their leader believes in or what drives her they will be unable to tell you.

    They have simply become a party keeping the seat warm for Labour to perform another Socialist ratchet which will never been rolled back, save for the bits which prevent the Tories making as much money as they otherwise might !

       21 likes

  20. Sluff says:

    The standard of driving in London these days is terrible.
    Surely the bBBC should be investigating the driving schools and maybe Corbyn could develop policies to ‘ensure they get fair funding’. Especially for those drivers who are unfairly disadvantaged by being unable to understand English.
    Perhaps the driving schools should be taken into public ownership. That would solve it.

       21 likes

  21. Sluff says:

    Stop press. Pointless Celebrities.
    Arts Editor of the BBC, Will Gompertz, thought that La Traviata was written by Vivaldi.
    And that, after an extra clue that the answer was related to ‘Green’.
    Words absolutely, totally, fail me.
    If only Verdi had thrown paint at random at a plain wall and talked mumbo jumbo……
    Let’s hope Mr Gompertz’s ‘talent’ is properly rewarded by the bBBC on behalf of licence fee payers.

       30 likes

    • Lobster says:

      I saw that as well – I was having a swig of coffee at the time and nearly choked!
      By the way, Anne Nightingale looks a bit the worse for wear these days, doesn’t she?
      EDIT – Apologies . I didn’t realise she is 77, so I suppose she’s entitled to.
      I just looked up her entry (Oooh, Matron!) on Wikipedia and saw this little snippet –
      “In 2015, it was revealed that Nightingale had been approached by the BBC to sign a letter warning Prime Minister David Cameron that his plans to reform the corporation would damage it. Nightingale, one of the letter’s 29 signatories, revealed later on that she had not read the letter prior to signing it.”

         18 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      article-1216375-06980036000005DC-84_468x358.jpg

      The BBC has appointed a ‘maverick and eccentric’ public relations executive with virtually no journalistic experience as its new £150,000-a-year arts editor.

      It has been rumoured that one of the other candidates, long-standing BBC arts correspondent Razia Iqbal, may even take legal action against her bosses over the appointment.

      Described by one BBC source as a ‘complete maverick and an eccentric’, Gompertz last month performed a one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, during which he asked the audience to draw pictures of penises.
      The BBC admitted that the 44-year-old will require around three months of media training after he begins the role in December.

      One senior BBC source said that Gompertz boasts personal links to both BBC creative director and presenter Alan Yentob and BBC director-general Mark Thompson.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1216375/BBC-Newss-150-000-star-arts-editor-reported-presented-needs-months-training.html#ixzz4uqNZxPYy

      I suppose having ‘close links’ is the only qualification one needs when the directors run the corporation like they owned it !

      Gompertz had got to know Mark Thompson after repeatedly meeting him on weekday mornings on the London-bound train from Oxford, where both live.

      Gompertz has a ‘good’ friendship with Yentob, Yentob has filmed some of his BBC1 arts series Imagine at the Tate galleries and attended many of their cocktail parties.

      He and Gompertz also carry out work for the charity Kids Company, of which Yentob is chairman of trustees. Last November, Gompertz organised a jumble sale for the charity which raised £50,000.

         27 likes

      • Lobster says:

        Thoughtful
        Apparently he is also a second cousin to BBC finance correspondent Simon Gompertz.
        Pure coincidence, I’m sure …….

           24 likes

      • Deborahanother says:

        The BBC does Arts ? You could have fooled me .It must be well hidden amongst the dross.Radio 3 excepted but even that is PC.

           6 likes

        • Lefty Wright says:

          Deb
          Yes, it reminds me of something I once saw or read about a concert given on a silent piano. Apparently lots of people turned up to see? hear? witness it? If this was true the sound of white coats flapping must have been easily discernible.

             7 likes

        • Clare says:

          “The BBC does Arts ?”

          No, it does “weird”.

          Anything weird automatically qualifies as “art” because concepts like quality have been rejected. Quality is inconvenient and difficult to produce because it requires pesky things like talent, training, dedication and inspiration, and unfairly rules out people who have nothing to offer. Much easier to stick to misshapen lumps of rock and wood, and dirty unmade beds.

             7 likes

      • Idiotboy says:

        Did anyone in the audience at that Fringe show ask him to sit still so they could get a good likeness ?

           9 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Thoughtful, that is rather old news.

        Great photo though! Worth seeing again.

           1 likes

    • Beltane says:

      Ah well, there you are, you see Sluff. Sadly you and I lack the essential subtlety to grasp the finer points of detail, that enviable ability to fully appreciate the modern approach, so perfectly illustrated by our Will and recognised by the BBC.
      Vivaldi and his ilk are rather passe, don’t you think? So it doesn’t really matter. Give me an unmade bed with half a large diamond encrusted cow in it, in a room full of silence, and I’m yer man.

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  22. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Islamic car attack
    AfghanWomenInTruckIP.jpg

    A good reason to ‘Ban The Burqa’ if you think those are women you should go to Specsavers.

       21 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      Lucy
      As Roy Chubby Brown once opined ” You try walking down the street with a mask on and see how f—–g far you get”!
      I wouldn’t like to chance it.

         15 likes

    • Clare says:

      The Taliban hasn’t quite got the hang of this covert surveillance thing.

         5 likes

  23. Synchronised says:

    Abraham Lincoln “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time “. Traffic accident !!!!!!!! What a relief, we can all sleep tonight.

       21 likes

  24. Deborahanother says:

    Watching the latest car attack ,I found myself wondering why these attacks have increased from practically none to multiple incidents since we had a Muslim mayor.I don’t remember this under Boris. You would think Islamics would be glad of a Muslim mayor and relax but that’s not the case.
    It is apparent that nothing is going to sway them from their Jihad and sectarianism.Maybe Khan is the wrong strand of Islam .

       20 likes

  25. Pounce says:

    The bBC and its continuing mission statement to paint Muslims as victims:
    Poland Catholics hold controversial prayer day on borders
    Tens of thousands have taken part in a controversial prayer day in Poland. Catholics were encouraged to go to designated points along the country’s borders for a mass rosary prayer for the salvation of Poland and the world. Church leaders say the event is purely religious, but there are concerns it could be seen as endorsing the state’s refusal to let in Muslim migrants. The feast day marks the anniversary of a Christian victory over Ottoman Turks at the sea battle of Lepanto in 1571.

    So the nasty Christians took on the poor(Islamic) Ottomans funny how the bBC omits the fact that the Turks are…Muslim and that at the time, held one of the largest empires in the world. The following picture is the state of affairs in Europe 9 years after the battle in question.
    ottoman-empire-1580.gif

    The battle arose after the Turks took the city of Famagusta in Cyprus and after promising to allow the Christians free passage off the Island, went back on their word and imprisoned them. The Turks had the bigger fleet, but lost big time due to the Christians bringing guns to a bow and arrow fight. Which kind of explains why for the loss of 17 ships the Christians sank 50 and captured 137, but what the bBC doesn’t mention in its biased ‘Muslims’ can only be victims article, is that 12,000 Christians slaves were freed.

    But just to show how powerful the Turks were, they replaced all those ships within 6 months. Which kind of explains how they held onto the rump of Europe for a good 300 years more. Funny how the bBC which loves to opine about how ugly the British Empire was , remains ever so silent on a much larger , longer running, malignant empire and has no problem defending the evil carried out in the name of various Islamic empires.

    The bBC, the propaganda arm for Intolerant Islam.

       48 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      Hello. Looks like I’m the only one here. They must all be out on the piss. Goodnight.

         5 likes

      • taffman says:

        Lefty Wright
        Hold on son , some of us have to work.

           4 likes

        • Lefty Wright says:

          Sorry Taff. I should have known better especially as I worked the ghost shift for the last 26 years of my working life.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    I just found more info on the sacking of Richard Spendlove from BBC Radio Eastern Counties in June
    He blames a kangaroo Court in senior BBC management, indirectly due to Rona Fairhead
    “the whole issue hinged on the fact that the complainant suggested that I had used the programme to rally support for someone whose actions I deplored and any one of a thousand people would have confirmed that”
    http://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/richard-spendlove-mbe-statement-ruthless-firing-bbc/

       4 likes

  27. Synchronised says:

    RT report on demonstration at Tory conference. One musician saying that the Beeb were bias against Corbyn. I suppose if you take enough medication eventually everything becomes plausible. It didn’t look much of a demonstration to me, more like a village fete.

       10 likes

  28. G.W.F. says:

    London car mounts pavement. Not terror related.

    Bollox.

    Government, police and media are LIARS who have finally got their act together in presenting news about the ongoing war

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41538762

       14 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      damn right gwf damn right

      the police dont pin down accidental motorists to the the floor

         14 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      damn right gwf damn right

      the police dont pin down accidental motorists to the the floor

         5 likes

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

      Hi GWF, I was thinking to myself, before Sadiq Khan became the Trojan horse Islamist (allegedly) Mayor of London, he would have been brought in as humans rights lawyer from the “community” to defend what he would call a terrorist motorist involved in a road accident, and would seek out huge damages for the treatment of his client by the police.

         17 likes

  29. MarkyMark says:

    On BBC £3.5bn new service …. ???
    …. UK: Soccer club staffer converts to Islam, sends photos of stadium to Pakistan

    Millwall are feared to have become a target for terrorists after lifelong fan Roy Larner, 47, was lauded as a hero for taking on the London Bridge attackers in June…
    {Jihadwatch}

       10 likes

  30. G.W.F. says:

    BBC covers demo in Spain and so far ignores thousands of football fans marching in London today against Islamic terrorism.

    Howwid far right working classes

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4958848/Thousands-football-fans-march-against-terror-London.html

       30 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Do we see how bbc selects stories? They have a new comedy to hide the reality but it would be interesting to know …. transparent? Answerable to its customers?

         8 likes

    • Lobster says:

      GWF
      I notice that the Mail article only has 78 comments, and all the comments were posted in a window of about an hour.
      Read into that what you will.

         16 likes

    • Dave S says:

      This frightens them. The ordinary people geting upset is their worst nightmare. On a possibly related item I see that the group that owns Madame Tussauds has come clean on the drop in visitors to London attractions. I suspect this is an accelerating trend and cannot be hidden much longer.
      My family will not go there for the foreseable and there are millions like us in the shires.

         40 likes

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

    The BBC ran an anti-Christian fake story for about four days with links and an image on their World News webpage.

    According to the BBC, some passengers fled a train in London because they heard someone quoting from the Bible. It was a complete non-story and the only reason the BBC created and headlined this shit was because it was anti-Christian in tone (people apparently terrified by someone quoting from the Bible). They kept that story under the “Also in The News” section – and it was headlined for about four days on the World News Section.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41466140

       23 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      Bro Cali
      National diversity leads directly to national conformity,but it may not be the kind of conformity our dopey young liberals are hankering after.Do they honestly believe that once Christianity is destroyed that it will stop there? I’m speaking as an ex dopey liberal. Are our beautiful white ladies ready to don the burka and walk one step behind us in the street. I think the young should reflect on whether they love their country or not and realize that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

         9 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      It’s a bit much to call it a fake story.
      A guy with a big rucksack got on train and started shouting about the end of the Earth
      given recent Islamic attacks it’s understandable that people mistook him for a bomber and thought it better to smash the emergency button to get off the train.

      The deception in that BBC story is that it doesn’t mention the rucksack or the context that there had been recent Islamic attacks.

         4 likes

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

        Hi StewGreen – you have just explained precisely why it was a fake story. The BBC claim the passengers left because they were scared of someone quoting from the Christian Bible, when the fact was it was due to passengers believing he was quoting from the Koran and was carrying a bomb in his rucksack. Thank you for showing exactly how that story was faked.

           4 likes

  32. taffman says:

    When will Mrs May and the Tories deal with Al Beeb?
    Their MPs must watch the broadcaster , are they afraid to get rid of the ‘QUANGO’? Why not let it run as a ‘registered charity’ and let the Great British public fund it by donations, if they so wish – Not as a telly poll tax ?

       18 likes

  33. taffman says:

    Not on Al Beeb yet…………… Listening to the news from the EU this evening .
    Time to make a swift exit with BREXIT.
    That’s the only way for May and the Tory Cons to remain in government.
    This nation needs certainty and stability !

       15 likes

  34. wronged says:

    The Beeb must have a massive hold on the Tories for them to be so accepting of their bias.
    I really cannot provide any other reason.

    Tory cowardice is possibly the only other conclusion, but why be such a coward when you have the ability to affect change. It doesn’t make sense.
    If Labour do get in power, the future Right wing will be asking why the present government didn’t act? It will be seen as unforgivable. Weak, pathetic Tories. This is how they will be viewed, how can they be so obtuse as to not understand this?

    There has to be more to this than we currently know.

       25 likes

    • taffman says:

      This chap had a go……………………………………………
      Boris blasts the BBC’s ‘shamelessly anti-Brexit’ reports: Foreign Secretary hits out at ‘infuriating’ coverage… before praising Jeremy Clarkson
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3818878/Boris-blasts-BBC-s-shamelessly-anti-Brexit-reports-Foreign-Secretary-hits-infuriating-coverage-praising-Jeremy-Clarkson.html

         12 likes

      • wronged says:

        When 10 of the 13 members of Ofcom are ex BBC left luvvies and the BBC Head of BBC Strategy (Purnell) is a former cabinet minister in the Blair government the Tories think this perfectly fair!
        The Tories seem so thick and completely ignorant as to whom their enemy is, it’s weird yet very frightening that they can be so incredibly stupid.

        http://news-watch.co.uk/ten-of-13-independent-ofcom-content-board-members-have-close-bbc-links/

           26 likes

        • Donbob says:

          The BBC probably has plenty of dirt on current Tory MPs gained from it’s coke snorting, louche living employees, and holds these revelations in reserve. Should any attempt be made to curtail the Beeb’s lies and omissions ‘sources’ will be utilised.

             9 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        Taffman,

        I’m sure it was you, who put forward a very plausible argument for Mrs May to stay in government, but with a reduced majority, before the last GE!

        Your point on Mrs May’s hopes to get a soft Brexit, with everyone round the table shaking hands still seems to have been the perfect result for her; she’ll witter on, let Boris and Davis punch it all out, and still never really get to grips with the problems we all face. But it suits her.

        I don’t believe for one minute that Corbyn will ever become Prime Minister, but like those old pics of Jimmy Savile looking in the window of ‘Home Alone’, the old grey fool still farts around pretending he’s going to get the job, and gets his silly old face in front of every BBBC ‘news’ bulletin, as though he’s a shoo-in!

        (If it wasn’t you who posted that, then please forgive an ageing Scrobs, as he’s been up since 4:00am after turning off Radio 5 Dead after spluttering at the usual rubbish ‘news’ reporting, and dropping the earphones and waking Mrs Scroblene…)!

           9 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      wronged
      Try reversing your point. The Government has a massive hold on the BBC for them to be producing such bias.
      I am reaching the conclusion that on many things from climate change to Brexit, to anti Trump, pro Islam, open borders, this government and its BBC are singing from the same sheet

         12 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      wronged.
      I’ll drink to that.

         6 likes

  35. Beeb Brother says:

    What idiot decided it was a good idea to spin this as ‘not terror related?’ Even if this were so, how could they possibly know for sure in such a short period of time? We had about 9 months of innuendo about whether Trump colluded with Russia but here they can know all the facts instantly? If a suspect is being evasive, as one would expect, then it could take a while to get the truth out of him.

    If you’re going to lie you have to make it convincing. How often does a car just mount a pavement and hit pedestrians by accident? And it just happens to happen months after terrorists have used the same strategy in the local vicinity.

    This does not put us at ease at all; it just makes us feel this is spiralling out of control as our leaders cannot even admit there is a problem, let alone deal with it.

    And of course our perfidious Beeb is happy to spread the lie far and wide, shout it to the rooftops with no questioning whatsoever. Boris is interrogated brutally for any aberration but they are happy to let attacks against their own people go unquestioned. May they rot in hell for their betrayal of our heritage. To see that beautiful city under siege again is beyond heartbreaking.

       32 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4959468/Peter-Hitchens-says-Theresa-deserved-conference-saga.html

      This quick article says pretty much everything we know about “Comrade Theresa” and how the Tory Party did a pact with the BBC Devil in order to be elected. They were also willing partners with the BBC in sidelining UKIP and particularly “fixing” the non election of Nigel Farrage.

      It naturally follows that any political party that does not believe in anything but its own “right” to power for powers sake will in the end imploding and this is what is happening with the Tories. I have said before Theresa Toryism is just a poor quality bootleg version of the more genuine Corbyn “Socialism” version – so why should anyone vote for a counterfeit Labour party when the real version is standing by “ready for wrecking duty” with the energy of self belief rather than the lukewarm, directionless, bogus version Theresa and friends try to hawk to the public.

      I think change is coming whether we like it or not. It is just a pity that the Tories were stupid (or cynical enough) to trust brexit to the likes of Theresa who with her friends such as Hammond and Rudd will ensure it is stillborn.

      If Brexit is a child then Theresa is Nurse Beverly Allit (the nurse with Munchhausen Syndrome by proxy who murdered kids in the 1990s) With the help of the BBC, Theresa is doing her best to destroy brexit whilst looking like a victim/virtuous at the same time. Its a bit like Scooby Doo. When brexit has been totally “F####D up Theresa can look us all in the eye and say tearfully “I would have succeeded if it wasnt for those dam kids”

      This woman is either totally incompetent or totally dishonest and these days I favour the latter view. As for the BBC like all traitors they will use her and discard her like a used condom into the bushes in a grotty inner city park. Before jumping back into bed with Uncle Jeremy instead and carrying on aiding and abbetting the destruction of all that we hold dear.

      If Theresa is to have a legacy it would be as the “Woman who sold Britain Out” and for that we should never forgive her or the Tories.

         21 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Indeed … man dies in prison, whilst serving bacon time, not suspicious. But no findings reported after many months … conspiracy fills the void.

      Man runs over pedestrians in major city outside museum held down I.e. was trying to escape? An hour later after attack labelled not terror related …. city is on high terror alert so everything is treated as terror. Surely?

         24 likes

  36. Beeb Brother says:

    Though I complain about the BBC, I do love radio 4. My favourite programme of the week is Archive on 4 which last night dealt with surveillance. Half way through the programme they shoehorn in the issue of black people being stopped and searched disproportionately. I could tolerate a brief mention but it just went on and on and I had to change the channel. Apparently it is so traumatic being stopped by Police that it permanently damages people; and it is one step on the path to ‘Police brutality.’

    Who cares if you are wrongly stopped and searched? If you have nothing to hide it does not matter. Worse things can happen. So often life seems harsh and unfair – you just have to tough it out and get on with it. It’s pathetic to pretend being wrongly stopped is some ultra traumatic experience. Try being a cover teacher in an inner city comprehensive.

    I do not accept that Police are violent ogres – with our lawyerocracy they could never be anyway. Clearly the biggest threat to young black men is not the Police but other armed men, as we saw so tragically on Friday and so many other times this year; if the Police were free to stop whomever they pleased it would save lives. I would rather have my son wrongly stopped and searched than murdered.

    But the Beeb run with all these ‘community’ voices and professional victims who tie the Police’s hands and thus endanger their children. Always someone else’s fault – if you just stayed in and read a book rather than loitering or joining a gang the Police would never hassle you. God I wish we had a proper leader like Trump who would stand up to all these whining morons and tell them how to behave. How dare they spit at the Police who risk their lives to keep them safe.

    I hate how increasingly no corner of their output is safe from SJW propaghanda. I am sick and tired of it.

       31 likes

    • G says:

      BB,
      There are (apparently?) no statistics on the perpetrators of crime in terms of ethnicity. Personally, I just don’t believe it. It is too incredible for words but there, in this World of avoiding discrimination, I can understand it. It is a whitewash (forgive me!) simply designed by the State to avoid drawing attention to those who regularly commit crime. In the absence of any statistics, I rely on the BBC Crimewatch as a good rule of thumb –
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/58Wdsb8FKdhTWWNBHGRLsLf/wanted-faces
      Take a look at this line-up of lovelies and draw your own statistical conclusions.

         13 likes

      • Beeb Brother says:

        Look at the Most Wanted list on Crimestoppers.

        And listen to Grime and rap music. They never rap about studying hard at school. It all glamorises criminality.

           14 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      Beeb Bro.
      When I was a young tearaway I was part of quite a large gang of white youths, none of whom were ever stopped and searched by the police. Could it be that black youths are more likely to commit crime? Just a thought. Or is that Nazi thought? I’m sure the cry would go up from the students in the yoonies. YES! YES! YES! But then as we know they hate people who think,especially old, white men who think. Never mind young ones. One day we will be gone and YOU will be the ones to be called Nazis.
      Sometimes it’s good to be deaf .

         10 likes

    • Steve Jones says:

      BB,

      I used to listen to R4 all the time. I gauge the level of SJW infiltration by the steady reduction in the amount of listening I do and the programmes I listen to. The propaganda is slipped in everywhere. Even I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue is off my list since they brought in the crushingly unfunny Susan Calman as an inevitable box ticking exercise. R4 is now like listening to a broadcast version of the tedious left-wing bores in my old sixth form common room.

         20 likes

      • Beeb Brother says:

        I have to have a podcast as a ‘safe space’ on standby for when something bad comes on.

        Only on the BBC could someone so spectacularly unfunny like Calman get paid to make people laugh, her sexuality and gender being more important than her ability to do the job.

        They vowed to have more women on panel shows as they are under represented. Of course there are funny women, but men realise from a young age that they get more sex if they are funny. Women do not need to be funny to attract a mate, hence men are massively over-represented in stand-up comedy. This is a hate fact which the Beeb ignores.

           12 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      I was stopped at searched 5 times on one night by the Indian army near Delhi
      literally sometimes I got the stuff back in the bag walked around the corner into another bunch of soldiers.
      During the Tunisian revolution I was stopped and searched 12 times by soldiers.
      Always “yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir”
      I didn’t let it get to me .

         8 likes

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

    Something truly remarkable is going on. Though the Metropolitan Police say they are treating yesterdays event in London as a road accident and not a terrorist action, the BBC are saying the Police are requesting for new witnesses to come forward.

    Very strange!!

    BBC Headline Police seek eyewitnesses to Natural History Museum crash
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41541165

       20 likes

    • G says:

      BBC,
      Yet the perp had to be ‘restrained’ to stop him fleeing the scene? That’s a normal “road accident”? I don’t think there is anything ‘normal’ about this ‘road accident’……………..

         21 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate

      Perhaps the police want to round up all the witnesses, confiscate their videos, and have a quiet word with them to keep quiet about what you have seen. In the national interest you see.

         19 likes

      • Doublethinker says:

        GWF,
        You are on to something there. We live in strange times , when the biggest purveyors of fake news are the state funded broadcaster ,on just about everything , and the government on Brexit and Islamification. In these times it is increasingly likely that the state will seek to suppress any sign of the truth breaking out . After all they the Governments of Sweden and Germany are already doing this.

           8 likes

    • GCooper says:

      So the city that has probably the world’s highest concentration of CCTV cameras is lacking evidence of this event?

      And I thought ‘parallel universes’ only existed in the works of writers like Phillip K. Dick.

         17 likes

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

    The BBC are once again using propaganda to promote their Muslims as Victims narrative. On the BBC homepage they are showing a newborn baby with the headline: Rohingya crisis: Born into chaos It is pure and blatant image driven propaganda – using images of babies. That’s what Islamists do in order to radicalise people into becoming Islamic suicide bombers. The baby itself looks to be in perfect health.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-41516441/rohingya-crisis-born-into-chaos

    The BBC keep using the same tactic over and over again. Two weeks ago they ran more or less the same story:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-41353379/rohingya-refugees-baby-born-while-fleeing-myanmar

       23 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      BBC – we just need a picture in the paper of a drowned baby on the beach and with the help of Alf Dubbs we can open the floodgates even further to give asylum to a multitude of North African “children” who have just realised they all have “Rohingya ancestry” and therefore need asylum!

         23 likes

      • Doublethinker says:

        Oak,
        Poor old befuddled Alf may be the lead singer but he will be backed by the luvvy chorus line, Lineacker, Geldorf, scumerbatch, Silly Allen, etc etc. All the usual suspects will be pitching in with their bogus offers of rooms in their vast homes and if we say no they will accuse us of being heartless racists and the BBC will give them endless airtime. Given the weakness of May and her never ending quest to be liked by the snowflakes it is possible that their wailing will be taken up by the increasingly desperate No 10. Those of us who oppose any further Muslim migration need to keep up vociferous opposition.

           5 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      If true … truly horrific ….

         9 likes

  39. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC Breakfast invites on a survivor of child abouse and so-called grooming from Rochdale who has waived her anonymity.

    The idea of the piece is supposed to be to highlight issues from the point of view of victims at the start of yet another official inquiry.

    However, the BBC report gives a wildly missleading view of the perpetrator in this young woman’s case and completely sidesteps one of the crucial issues which led to Police and social care services failing in this and many other cases.

    As an intro to the interview the BBC run period footage of Cyril Smith waddling around electioneering and boldly tell us that he was the highest profile abuser. Although he was never tried or convicted of anything.

    Smokescreen? Distraction?

    About the actual young lady on the BBC sofa we only hear that her abuser was eventually convicted and got 35 years.

    Of her reaction to the inquiry and her opinions about what went wrong and what could be improved we hear only platitudes and non-specifics about victims being believed and the whole system being wrong and needing alteration of some unspecified form.

    I’m afraid I must be prejudiced, a deplorable, because I felt uneasy about this BBC presentation and jumped to the conclusion that this victim had not been abused by a local Liberal MP-type. I assumed the BBC was lying to me by omission.

    Either by prior arrangement with the interviewee or by careful selection of questions the BBC had decided (bizarrely) to give anonymity to the perpetrator. Why?

    Loath as I am to link to the BBC print arm, the Guardian, it did very quickly answer my questions and reaffirm my prejudice.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/01/sammy-woodhouse-interview

    “People say they didn’t know what grooming was back then. But if a police officer didn’t know it’s wrong for a 14- and a 24-year-old to be involved, then they were in the wrong occupation. I think there were a few different reasons. I think because they were Pakistani Muslims, the police were scared to be called racist.”

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      The whole ‘captives of the right hand’ justification in a certain book is crucial to any discussion of the problem but is never mentioned. They consider mistreatment of the symptoms and never what causes the problem in the first place.

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    • EnglandExpects says:

      For the record , her abuser was Harshid Hussain. He was a thug and 10 years older than her. The BBCs intro’ was clearly misleading . No liberal MPs have been involved in gang style grooming and paedophilia in Rotherham (!) so the BBC is being its sly and misleading self as usual. My bet is that this grooming is still going on in Rotherham and elsewhere.

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

        Hi EnglandExpects and others: the BBC too have been grooming English and British kids for the past thirty years. It has got a lot worse over the past few years. It is evident in their CBBC children’s channel, the cbeebies infant’s channel and the BBC 3 and Newsbeat channels which targets teenagers and young adults. It is systematic and pervasive.

        There is also a new breed of primary and secondary school teacher that bring their own “progressive” politics into the classroom for the purpose of grooming children in the classroom. And then there are the Universities – particularly in the non-STEM subjects that have also become politicised.

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    • StewGreen says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      @AsISeeIt I just checked thru Twitter
      The news seems to be that since Sunday morning is the graveyard shift on BBCBreakfast almost no one watched Sammy or the BBC propaganda slant.

      There were about 20x more Tweets about the way they kept announcing the result of the Gran Prix thus spoiling it for people who were going to watch the race on C4
      BBC radio Leeds did the same.

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  40. thirdoption says:

    If the BBC really wants to show what a fair, impartial, world-class broadcaster it is then Hillary Clinton’s appearance on the Graham Norton show (Friday 20/10/17) will allow it to do just that.

    Graham will ask Hillary why she ever thought she was suitable to run for President of the US when she is one of the most corrupt and investigated politicians the US has ever known. He will ask about the many criminal activities she has been guilty of – the e-mail/server scandal, the pay-for-play financial shenanigans, the outrageous Benghazi affair.
    He will ask how on earth she thought she could run for POTUS when she is married to a man so corrupt and dishonest that he was impeached from office.
    He will suggest that being a crook and hated by millions of people was not the only reason she suffered a crushing and humiliating defeat; it was also partly due to the fact that she is a very unpleasant person.

    Alternatively, the BBC could show that it is a biased, left-wing joke by allowing Graham to go into full camp mode, giggle a lot, tell Hillary how wonderful she is, slag off Trump and promote Hillary’s new book.

    I wonder which route Graham and the BBC will take?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of world class, will Hills be swinging by all BBC channels?

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      • Deborahanother says:

        Lol the BBC just cannot see how ridiculous and patronising this is. But good for a laugh .They should make a new sit com in Pidgin .

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        • Up2snuff says:

          an me be init pleez

          mi cash n pocket shrinkin

          dem grate Govmint do nuttin

          mi need Bibbycee fee

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Porridge 2017 in pidgin. Even then it would be as funny as a non terrorist road accident outside the V &A

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      • StewGreen says:

        Reason for BBC having a Pidgin service ..to counteract the propaganda of the people smugglers
        So we BBC need to explain that in reality life in the West is often sh*t.
        ..maybe that is a reason for the article.
        But what’s the reason for the English language article ?
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41327420

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

          Hi StewGreen – the reason for the BBC making a story out of the alleged white woman pooper is that it fits the following:
          a) The BBC love promoting shit, poo etc. They run regular stories on their CBBC and BBC 3 channels on it.
          B) Gives the BBC another opportunity to push the idea that many white people in the US are trash, disgusting and bizarre.

          Ask yourself the following: would the BBC have run this story if the jogger was black?

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      Can you imagine how nauseating the Beeb’s coverage would have been had Hillary won? They would make out this is the ultimate triumph of feminism, that this honest and noble heroine had rescued the world from the Fourth Reich. It is disgraceful how nobody in the MSM gave the Wikileaks emails the coverage they deserved. They expose her as spectacularly corrupt and dishonest.

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      • scribblingscribe says:

        Excellent point. Yet another good reason for the US voting anyone but Hillary.

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        • Beeb Brother says:

          You should read ‘Clinton Cash’. Hillary would do something in her role as Secretary of State to help a country or company and the beneficiary would then pay her husband up to $800,000 for an hour long speech. They lived a globe trotting life of unimaginable luxury and she wanted more of that by winning the presidency and was prepared to say or do anything to win it.

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          • Rob in Cheshire says:

            I’ve said it before, but these absurd fees paid for giving a speech are nothing more than a form of legalised bribery. Pay a politician £100,000 in used notes and it’s a crime, but pay the same politician £100,000 for giving a half hour speech and that is all fine and above board. As if anyone would pay in buttons to hear the likes of Bill or Hillary Clinton drone on about how great they are!

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    • Steve Jones says:

      My money is on a carefully crafted lefty love-in with Norton at previously unseen heights of squealing excitement. The BBC and Clinton’s team have probably been working on the script for a while already. That Clinton appearing on the BBC is mutually beneficial to both parties’ agenda is hugely understating it. For Clinton this will be a rehabilitation of offenders performance with Norton as the stooge asking exactly the right questions. They are likely to cover some tricky areas for Clinton in a manner that allows her to put her side almost completely unchallenged (impartiality box ticked you see). For the BBC I predict they will be firing the first shots in their campaign to scupper President Trump’s state visit. If they are feeling particularly subversive then Brexit could be raised and promptly dismissed as madness. All of this will, of course, be conducted in front of a baying mob of a carefully selected pantomime audience.
      I will not be watching as I don’t have the stomach for it.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Going to put Frost:Nixon in the shade.

        Be funny if a studio light popped, Treezer styly, as HRC steps on.

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      • Lobster says:

        If the BBC truly wanted a proper interview with her, why didn’t they ask Andrew Neil to do it?
        I think we all know the answer.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Steve Jones
        As Private Eye used to say (Maybe still do) “Pass The Sick Bag Alice”

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        You are quite right, the whole “interview” will have been carefully scripted and rehearsed beforehand. Graham Norton will ask the questions that Hillary Clinton wants to be asked, and for which she has her carefully scripted answers prepared, including the “jokes”.

        If Graham Norton is tempted to go off-piste, he will know that everyone who crosses the Clintons ends up dead. It’s just a mystery that they know so many people who commit suicide or get murdered, but there you go.

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      • Steve Jones says:

        What a surprise, have a read of Clinton’s comments about Brexit in this article:
        https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/hillary-clinton-tells-of-terrible-responsibility-she-feels-for-not-beating-donald-trump-and-says-a3653226.html
        Almost like the whole thing is a stage-managed run-up to her big night at the BBC. The woman is utterly shameless but we already knew that.

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    • scribblingscribe says:

      Graham will be asking lots of questions about the money flooding into the Clinton’s coffers, especially from overseas. Who else would except millions from the same country who fund ISIS and Al Qaeda?

      He might like to ask about Marc Rich, a despicable shit who fled the USA when he was included in the FBI’s ten most wanted list. From overseas Rich was able to put huge sums of money into the democratic party and a not insignificant 450,000 dollars into a Hillary charity. Her husband pardoned Rich during his last days in office, sending the FBI into gloom and despondency as they were close to nailing him.

      For other delightful coves freed and pardoned by the Clintons in his last days …
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_pardoned_by_Bill_Clinton

      Sorry? The BBC has never mentioned this let alone made a doc about it? Surely not.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Graham Norton just needs to hold up this book next to Hillary’s ‘What Happened’ … No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton {amazon} … would be funny if it was placed next to Clinton’s book in top 10!

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    The purge begins … enjoy free speech and hope you don’t perceive to hurt anyone … love not hate …

    Hopkins self removal of 2 hours of her thoughts on twitter was the firing shot … know your place people.

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Is it just the ‘vile’ trolls then?

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      • Oaknash says:

        Mark/EG – I am afraid the ghastly Amber has been champing at the bit for a long time on this one.

        It could have been so different – When she was at Cheltenham Ladies College – If only “Bunty Guiness” had not pipped Amber as the Secretary of the “Milk Bottle Top Collecting Club” everything would have been OK. Instead Amber probably progressed rapidly to pulling the legs off Daddy Long Legs and now being in charge of the Criminal Justice System she can make us all pay for this monstrous injustice that took place so many years ago!

        When we have a country full of returned terrorists its good to know at least our Home Secretary has kept her sense of priorities so she can prosecute the crimes that really matter. Thank God !

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        • Beltane says:

          Amber: Initially very tacky, currently fossilised.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          As Trey Gowdy said of Obama, this is all very good when you are in power but once your opponents are in power … then what? The powers you created are used against you.

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  42. Deborahanother says:

    Still waiting for the BEEB to mention the large anti terror march that took place in London yesterday,in fact its hard to find much mention of it anywhere .Apparently it was enough to stop traffic and close the royal park. Not that they would try to coveritup of course.

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    • Steve Jones says:

      People are growing ever more aware of the disconnect between the real world and what the BBC portrays as the real world. Social media deftly side-steps fake news outfits like the BBC. If someone posts a video clip I can see for myself what is going on.
      This begs the question; why does the BBC behave the way it does? Is it so thick skinned it is unaware of its own bias or is it confident that eventually all media will be oppressed and be forced to adopt approved opinions? The latter option is truly frightening.

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      • Beltane says:

        I think the BBC salve what passes for their consciences by actually issuing the news, but tucking the contentious or off-message stuff away early on Sundays in ‘Newswatch’ or more generally on their text pages.
        Thus the major revelation, that the most pertinent and scandalous accusation against Heath – the rape of an 11-year old boy – was investigated and dismissed by the Met two years before Wilts police elected to give it banner status. This is currently found on the text News Pages, and has been for the past 18 hours or more though, in keeping with the tucking away system, it was not mentioned on last night’s 10 o’clock news.
        The Met investigated and dismissed the accusation since it was made by an already imprisoned serial paedophile in his 60s, a known fantasist.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Football Lads Alliance: Inside the central London march of far-right linked group {independent.co.uk 08oct2017}
      “The Independent visits a group accused of giving cover to the far-right as thousands of supporters marched through the streets of the capital”


      – On Placards of people opposing the March (focused by camera) : Stand Up to Racism. Fight Against Islamophobia. Defend Civil Liberties. Oppose Prevent.
      – Note, either none of the protestors (Football Lads Alliance) had placards or the camera did not bother to wait for them to pass. Video lasts 20 seconds – the message is one sided.
      – The impression you get is that a lot of people walked by in a crowd and they were Islamophobic because of the sign that the camera focused on … you do not get the whole story, only the one presented.

      … OLD ARTICLE FROM JUNE …

      EDL and anti-fascists clash with police in London {independent 25jun2017}
      – Placards – “Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, used by cowards to manipulate cowards”; “No Allah Akbar, No Halal, No Jihad, No more mosques, No Sharia, No FGM, Western Civilisation Will Do Just Fine.”, “English Defense League, Defend English Values, Defend English Borders, Defend our Democracy.”

      edl-protest5.jpg

      Over to the BBC £3.5bn News Service ‘Lads Alliance’ … Nothing, Nada …

      ‘EDL’ … nope.

      ‘Far Right’ … returns results but nothing on the London March 07oct2017.

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  43. Beltane says:

    It’s SNP conference time, so Marr trips to Scaw’lan and provides us with a trio of anti-conservative Scotch persons as his panel, in much the same way as P. Toynbee had centre stage last week, to give a balanced view.

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  44. StewGreen says:

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire 10am news leads with a clip of UN Sec-Gen Guterres saying
    “hurricanes are getting more common and stronger due to climate change, there is more energy in the system…”
    So they’ll air the POLITICIAN airing ‘Scientific & historical nonsense
    .. but they won’t air CLIMATE SCIENTIST Judith Curry

    DW: But some people have said that as a result of hurricane Harvey and Irma, that we live in a warmer world, the oceans are warmer, the sea level is higher, and this is going to make hurricanes more destructive. What do you think of that?

    JC: Can they then tell me why we’ve had no major hurricanes strikes in the US for the twelve years preceding Hurricane Harvey? Sea surface temperature is only one ingredient for hurricane development and intensification, and it doesn’t seem to be absolute sea surface temperature, either. You can go back and there were really strong hurricanes in the nineteenth century for example, where surface temperatures were significantly cooler. And there were some horrendous hurricanes in the Atlantic in the early part of the twentieth century, when sea surface temperatures were noticeably cooler. It’s more relative sea surface temperatures and the overall dynamics of the atmosphere that are arguably the key ingredients – not just absolute sea surface temperature itself.

    We have a pretty good predictive capability of hurricanes right now. Our understanding of the climate dynamics of hurricanes is a different story. This is something that’s still a work in progress. There is a lot of debate in the scientific community about this, and we’re only now starting to see some high resolution global climate model simulations trying to sort out what we might see in the future.

    https://youtu.be/KhrAmcZku_Y
    Text is from
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/07/cutting-through-the-myths-about-irma-harvey-and-climate-change/

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC Lincs reason for that story is that they were reporting Hurricane Nate
      but their news is that Hurricane Nate has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
      …So it looks like shoehorning to me.

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  45. Guest Who says:

    Interesting.

    Especially as the odious little overpaid creep and his colleagues believe it.

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  46. imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

    Test post :

    Question Time LiveBlog 14th October 2010

    Sorry all, I just tried another post (since deleted) – seem to be having problems with links for some reason. Anyway, as you were!

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    • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

      Something is definitely wrong – I did not intend to link to ‘Question Time Live Blog’. Think I’ll log out and back in again.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Imay you have to be careful when writing URLs from this site within a post
      cos it tries to embed the entire page
      the trick is to use this format :
      (a href=”http://www.fulllink”)see this page(/a)
      …..using lessthan/morethan signs instead of brackets

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      • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

        Cheers Stew, I don’t normally have problems on this site. Let me just try this ‘a href’ malarkey for another test..

        Twitter Link

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  47. GCooper says:

    According to police figures, 30,000 people marched through the centre of London against ‘extremism’ (a code word, of course). Naturally, there was no violence, nor any reports of ‘trouble’.

    There was also, as far as I am aware, no coverage of the event on the BBC.

    They think we don’t notice.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @GCooper “According to police figures”
      No as far as I know police policy is to not give totals , so that stay out of the political game
      I checked MetPolice tweets and they seem quite fair , unlike that of the media.

      Numbers are difficult to count in marches thru the way people drift in and drift out
      One approximate way is to count the width of the crowd and how long it takes between the front and back passing the end point.
      Everyone can see from the photos that the crowd runs into thousand and even the only Antifa mention is “between 5-20 thousand”

      The issue is when is a march news or unnewsworthy ?
      I happened to note a retweet by a Local BBC journalist the other day which dozens of other beeboid types also retweted about when the EDL tried to do a march in Chelmsford andvaries media did write a story about how only 2 or 4 or 6 people turned up
      ..and it does seem true the march was abandoned.
      So it seems a bit political to report when there is a failed anti-Muslim march and NOT report when there is a successful one.
      I would have expected LBC to report on the FLA march but it too chose to deliberately ignored it.
      Same for BBCLondonNews and BBCRadioLondon, yet if there’d been some trouble, bet they would have reported it.
      – The pro-Remain people moan like hell when the BBC only does a minor report on one of their frequent marches.
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      • GCooper says:

        Police estimates of crowd sizes are often broadcast by the BBC. The FLA’s Twitter stream today has repeatedly quoted police confirmation of this number, though I have no way of checking with the Met as its website is curiously silent on the matter (orders from darling Amber, no doubt).

        https://twitter.com/lads_alliance?lang=en

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        • StewGreen says:

          Interesting that FLA said that AFAIK The Met does not give estimates (MoL said they stopped doing that)
          ..police in other towns maybe do

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    • oldcrone says:

      This was the second FLA march which the MSN failed to report on … last one was estimated 10,000 … there were videos of it on UTube …big banner at the front “FLA against extremism” or similar ….good stratedgy, not many people can protest against that. Police were in evidence and standing around chatting to marchers as they all walked peacefully by. No Antifa present .. perhaps the football lads were a little bit too daunting for them ? MSN bias and manipulation by ommission and that is how they do it these days.

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  48. Zelazek says:

    Interesting little exchange on Sunday Morning Live this morning. On the topic of “Have we a moral duty to do more for refugees?” one guest was making the point that we should perhaps give support to the camps in the neighbouring countries to which the refugees have fled, but we shouldn’t necessarily invite them to Britain. The presenter Sean Fletcher then said, “Would you be saying the same if there was a war in Australia and loads of Australians wanted to come here?” To which the guest took offence (at the implied racism) and said he would be saying the same.

    This illustrated my point that I never hear my views represented on BBC discussion programmes. Even the guests who are supposed to have right wing views are essentially cowards and traitors to their race. Australians are our people. They have the same blood and DNA. They are metaphorically and often literally our cousins, to whom we have a real moral duty, which is quite different to the bogus moral duty lefties say we have to races and ethnic groups with no connection with Britain. I would have no problem with Australians coming here as refugees.

    I don’t want any refugees from halfway round the world with whom I have no sense of kinship and especially not those with a religion that wants to conquer my country. I not only do not have a moral duty to help them, I have a moral duty to keep them as far away from my country as possible. My position is, I would argue, rational and moral because it is essential for the survival of my race, religion, freedom and civilisation. Why do I never hear it voiced on the BBC?

       43 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Z,
      Totally agree.i suspect that it will not be long before it becomes an offensive to voice you view on a forum like this, let alone hear it on the BBC.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Saudi Arabia give women right to drive (given by men to women) – excellent.

      Saudi Arabia takes no refugees – excellent, carry on Europe.

      Saudi fund big Mosque building …

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    • Pounce says:

      in 1999, I had to undertake my education for promotion certificate to WO2. In a nutshell you’re in the classroom with others of the same rank in which to help ensure that future Sgt Majs are able to communicate (written and verbal) in an intelligent manner. One of our junior tutors was a young 24-25 year old Lt who had just recently left Uni. After lunch every day somebody took to the stand and had to communicate for at 20 mins on a subject. I was stopped in the corridor and told I had a day to talk on …Islam.

      At the time, I wasn’t politically active. Oh I could hold my own, but as a young bloke I was much more interested in beer,wine and young ladys than religion or politics. However I had done a tour of Bosnia when they were fighting and spent 3 years in NI (Primarily Omagh) so I had seen at first hand, what happens when religions meet.

      I gave my spiel and at the end finished with… “Whilst the West looked upon Russia as the source of our next war, our real threat actually comes from the followers of Islam.”

      Split arse features came out with:
      “Some of my friends at Uni are Muslim, and none want me dead” I simply replied “all my family are, and they do”
      A couple of years later, 9/11 happened and the world as we knew it…changed. On a daily basis we are regaled to the latest Islamic terrorist act, we hear about yet another rape, sorry grooming act as apparently Muslims can not be classed as either paedophiles or rapists, we hear about honour crimes, voting abuses, crashes for money, increase in dog fighting, FGM, Hate speeches and still the bBC (Like the stupid split arse above) paints this image that Islam is a religion of peace and that the victims are racist for speaking ill of the followers of the gay death cult.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Z
      I also noticed that they wheeled out the same refugee ‘Ahmed’ who travelled from Syria through Europe and arrived here on the back of a lorry !!!! Tearfully told us why it was Britain he wanted to come to (he spoke a smattering of English), and now he’s continuing his studies by taking a Masters at his local Yuni/college whatever. This is the same refugee who has regaled us with the same story on at least 2 other BBC programmes in the last 18 months (I have a memory for ‘stuff’ like this). He’s clearly on the wage list for the ‘go to’ refugee now. The BBC must think their audience are numpties !!

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  49. G says:

    Could this be the next shock to the BBC’s system?
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11122/andrej-babis-czech-trump
    After all, being the spokesperson for the islamic transformation of the UK (along with their Prime Minister) the BBC will resent a further negative effect on the progress that had been seen as well underway up until the UK’s Referendum result.

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  50. thirdoption says:

    The Sunday Times (pay-walled) has an article (about Universities) with the headline “Black students less likely to get a first”
    Further down the article it states “Experts say there is a long way to go before black students can be sure of fulfilling their potential.”

    Next week they will be running an article about how shocking it is that “White sprinters are less likely to win at the Olympics”

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    • StewGreen says:

      \\Britain’s top universities are admitting few black students and those that do get places are less likely to get good degrees.

      Figures released to The Sunday Times reveal that in 2015-16 Oxford and Cambridge each admitted 40 black students out of an intake of more than 2,600.//
      So 40 is about 1.5% when 3% of the population is black
      – The thing about black students getting first is contentious, cos the sample size is so small.
      One thing it could be is that the unis are being generous in admitting blacks, when a white student of the same personality/skills would be rejected ..thus during the course the black person is more likely to fail.

      – There is an other claim about White graduates earn more than BAME
      ..that is the fallacy of comparing apples and oranges , cos within the BAME group their might well be different habits eg. Muslim women are more likely to give up career to just be a mother, and some men will avoid working in a profession like banking where interest is charged.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        StewGreen
        I didn’t know skin colour was a qualification for anything. I thought it was all based on academic achievment – or should be. Which is why I wasn’t up to snuff. Where is he by the way? Fcuk quotas. all they do is make sure the country progresses academically backwards. They are total and utter balderdash.
        Oh,I’m so old fashioned and of course on the wrong side of history not to mention downright evil. But I’m right.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          If black students are hell bent on being offended by our centuries old statues, then little wonder that Yuni’s are reluctant to admit them.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Lammy verse Sowell …

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    • Clare says:

      So they make admission easier and surprise surprise, it doesn’t work.

      Next, I suppose the degree marking system will have to be massaged, if it isn’t already.

      Then, of course, employers will cotton on to what is happening and react accordingly, so they will come under attack for not employing black students with first class degrees.

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      • GCooper says:

        Clare: “Next, I suppose the degree marking system will have to be massaged, if it isn’t already.”

        It is, and has been for some time.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Currently on twitter I see the quaint claim that as most Guardian scribes went to Oxbridge, this explains why they are an elite to whom all should defer.

      Interestingly the list is topped by Polly Toynbee, who in an era when grading was supposedly tougher managed to gain entry on not much, and then failed to stay the course. She was studying history.

      Another historian of note is of course Diane Abbott, who graduated at least, and with a Masters. Apparently.

      Not sure at what level, but whatever she was taught and retained there seems to have provided intellectual capacity of a unhealthy dollop of bat guano between two short scaffolding boards.

      As an employer, outside of professional specialisations, and even then, doing well in exams, and pleasing box tickers in academia, grades seldom were more than a starting point to assess useful ability.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Flabbot is an MA due to the strange thing that a Cambridge degree automatically becomes an MA after waiting 1 year.

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          Ten terms in fact, but I take your point.

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          • Cranmer says:

            A member of my family is an MA (Cantab) but has never used the designation for precisely that reason, ie that it is purely honorary.

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