MID WEEK OPEN THREAD….

Ok, half way through the week and we need a new OPEN thread to highlight the BBC’s egregious bias! Off you go…

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  1. StewGreen says:

    That took Lib Mob a long time
    Newsnight did an item on how Aaron Banks wife is Russian ..hint hint

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Whenever you see that John Sweeney is involved for Newsnight or Panorama, you know it`ll be belly of the snake lowlife junk.
      This is the man who sneaked into North Korea with a group of innocent students, using his wifes university as cover.
      He filmed illegaly, but got nothing but old stock to show.
      But put a load of kids lives at serious risk. But hey, the BBC thought it was dandy.
      End of Sweeney-a true pice of vermin only the BBC would employ.
      Hope Banks sues the arses off them.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        John Sweeney was the “journalist” who coaxed an interviewee into saying that Nigel Farage had blood on his hands after the Polish man was killed. He is also the “journalist” who lost his mind and started shouting at the top of his voice at a Scientologist when he was making a programme about them.

        He is an utter charlatan, and a disagrace to journalism. His future at the BBC is thereby assured.

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  2. Alicia Sinclair says:

    How does the BBC get away with their hushed tones reverence for the lunacy in China?
    Prersident writes his greatness into Maos constitution without an original idea or thought in his boot blacked head? Just an ageing songbird for a wife and a kid at Harvard.
    He waddles onto the stage with six hideously cloned puppets-all hideously yellow, male and stale.
    But the BBC say zip. Even when their reporters get hounded by goons if they dare to ask a native about human rights.
    Do Soros, Mandelson, Clarke and Osborne REALLY get to decide what the BBC puts out then?

    Disgusting-especially when they trounce Trump every night for FAR less that Xis megalomania and state terrors.
    Typical snivelling lefties, if the Chinese weren`t communist; the BBC might be less happy.
    Can only imagine that the BBC dream of a Chinese solution from the EU, if we still try to leave the glorious orbit of One Love Niceness.
    But we`re off.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      100% backing by Chinese 2000 members of parliament. This is Totalitarian control and not agreement.

      52% UK
      99% Rwanda
      100% China

      See the difference freedom of speech and freedom of thought make.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Alicia “How does the BBC get away with their hushed tones reverence for the lunacy in China?
      Prersident writes his greatness into Maos constitution without an original idea or thought in his boot blacked head? Just an ageing songbird for a wife and a kid at Harvard. He waddles onto the stage with six hideously cloned puppets-all hideously yellow, male and stale. But the BBC say zip. Even when their reporters get hounded by goons if they dare to ask a native about human rights.”

      Well, the BBC did brand him as populist.

      Greater hatred hath no man (or Broadcasting Corporation) for any politician than to be ready to brand them populist.

      Did I hear Carrie Gracie right, on Tuesday evening, that President Xi has done a Trump and banned the BBC from access to News Conferences and press briefings? I wonder why?

      Owww!

      Nearly pushed my tongue through my cheek.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I wonder if Katty and her boyfriend will be doing a hundred days since this chinkee got power and what he says on his twitter account about allowing some fruitloop in Korea north threaten the states , Japan , my cat and get away with it

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  3. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Only the BBCs Newsnight would elect to have some Clinton suckup called Sidney Blumenthahl to tell us about the Steele Dossier. The British spy paid the Russians for deviance mongering lies as paid for by Hillary and her lawyers? With FBI connivance from last April?
    And Evan Davis cares only about the “he said, she said” stuff to keep the heat off the Democrats?
    Appalling lefty bias, but what`s new?

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Agreed.

      The BBC is crafty. Now they can argue that they have covered this subject, but only in the most pro-Clinton and sycophantic way possible. Interviewing Blumenthal about the Clintons is like getting Beria on to talk about Stalin.

      There are umpteen commentators the BBC could have got on to discuss this startling revelation, namely that the Democrats paid for the dodgy dossier on Trump. Or they could have got a commentator like Ann Coulter on to balance Blumenthal. But no, all you got was straight up propaganda and damage limitation. Nothing to see here folks, please move along.

      Anyway, Maxi will be on soon to share with us some of the BBC’s right wing bias. Over to you, Maxi…

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  4. Lucy Pevensey says:

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Lucy Pevensey

      Add an apology for the PM, the Speaker, most MPs and the Emir of London,
      I do hope Mr Trump snubs the UK when he does his Europe tour.

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      • theisland says:

        It would be good if he ignored all MPs, top civil servants and legislature but
        a) met the Queen and
        b) gave rousing speeches to the RANK AND FILE military and police, including veterans, across the country (obviously not the establishment top brass), who should provide their own additional armed security.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Lucy
        Well I hope not. I’ve gone to a lot of trouble and expense tarting up my spare room for him.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ah a historic Tweet that Twitter search didn’t want to show me at first

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    • theisland says:

      And another one who thinks that letter is “outrageous”

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      • MarkyMark says:

        I found out the other month that my daughter’s school has a racist book. I assume that they enter students names when something deemed (perceived) to be racist is said by a child. I only found this out from my daughter and was not told via the Government … can I ask to see the book?

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        • G says:

          MM,
          Why not? That’s apparently what, Freedom of Information is all about. However, they’ll probably hide behind the Data Protection provisions…………….

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        • StewGreen says:

          Various show up when you search for “racism book” on twitter

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          • MarkyMark says:

            “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – 1963

            “We have book. That will judge children regarding their childish remarks.” – 2015

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            • Lefty Wright says:

              Mark
              Ve hef a list und ve know all zer names. Zey vill pay a heffy price. Sieg Heil!!

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        • G.W.F. says:

          MarkyMark
          OH yes, schools have race books.

          Remember the outcry when a school marked a child for racism when it asked a black child did he come from Africa.
          It goes like this. In the interests of diversity and equality schools have to keep a record of racist incidents. A large number and they have a problem. But a very small number also indicates they have a problem in not recognizing it and need investigating.
          A prudent head will ensure that the school has an average number of racist incidents and therefore inflates the figure with ridiculous incidents of racism.
          Presumably the children marked as racist will carry it on their records

          I believe this topic is covered in an excellent book by Civitas The Rise of the equalities industry

          http://www.civitas.org.uk/publications/the-rise-of-the-equalities-industry/

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        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          Mark, ALARMING!

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      • TruthSeeker says:

        Queer Stormer. Disgusting lefty pervert.
        Perverted from his Christian name through to his legalistic, law ignoring, corrupt, anus.
        I do like to use the term Christian name, it pisses off the lefty atheists.
        Atheists who worship at the mass murdering altar of Marx and treason.
        None of this forename nonsense.
        I use BC and AD whenever possible, no BCE or “common era” rubbish.
        That also pisses off the lefty atheists.
        I am also an atheist, of the lefty despising type.

        Put the **** on the, very long, list of lefty traitors.

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        • RJ says:

          “I use BC and AD whenever possible, no BCE or “common era” rubbish.”

          This year is 2017 in the Christian Era and years before year 1 are counted backwards in Before the Christian Era. I find that giving this terminology in full annoys the snowflakes even more that using BC and AD.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        This is the letter that the smirking leftist Tristan Guru-Murthy calls a “demand” on the left wing Channel 4 News. That bunch are like the Red Guard compared to the more plodding, dull leftism of the BBC.

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  5. Deborahanother says:

    StewGreen.

    You only have to look at the UNI population in any inner city area .Our local East London Uni has recently expanded ,big flashy new building ,but you hardly see a white student .Stratford East is like being in a foreign country.

    No matter how many BBC supported reports about BME disadvantages ordinary sensible people know they are a parody of what’s really happening .Its there in front of os

    I remember not long after Blair was elected people started noticing the amount of extra foreign people around especially during the daytime ,and started calling radio stations .We were told its not happening and were imagining it.I distinctly remember Whale telling a caller it was a myth that people were getting council homes and mobility cars.

    But it is all turned outto be true . Blair with his huge majority and BBC support did massive damage to UK.

    Of course no social media and blogs like this back then .

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  6. Tom_Kenny says:

    BBC R4 Today business news: Qantas CEO backs gay marriage. Interviewer gives him an easy ride.

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    • TruthSeeker says:

      T_K Did you really mean to type that?

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      • Tom_Kenny says:

        I’ll cross them into the box; you guys just have to nod them into the net!

        More seriously, it was a waste of Today’s business slot in the form of a puff piece for Quantas on the basis of the CEO’s support for gay marriage in Australia.

        Oh no, I’ve done it again!

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Tom Kenny
      Gives him an easy ride eh? Just as well it was only on the radio then. It couldn’t have been a pretty sight.

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  7. Beeb Brother says:

    RE: BAME Oxbridge.

    I just rewatched the recording of Rashan Charles, the industrious young black man whose death sparked erudite riots recently. Originally it looked like he evaded arrest then swallowed a suspicious package, possibly crack cocaine, and subsequently died after a Policeman tried to retrieve the lethal package.

    What actually happened is he was on the streets at 11pm reading Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. The racist Police tried to steal his book off him so he ran away and tried to swallow the tome. He ended up literally choking on a book. His dying words were:

    “We anchor our sensory data on a prior concepts such as time and space . . .”

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  8. Scroblene says:

    As I’ve had some time to read some real reporting, and also comments from good people here who are far more worldly than me, it is clear that the writing is firmly on the wall for the BBC.

    With the next General Election due in less than five years time, the issue of tax-payers having to fund the BBC will certainly be one of the planks for reform, and probably cause a huge upheaval in W1A. If Mrs May is still PM, and I suggest she won’t, the new incumbent would wipe the floor with any opposition, purely by taking away the bloated funds the BBC gets. A lighter way to deal with the situation is of course, to make them subscription-based, but why? I don’t have any subscriptions, or a Twitter ‘account’, I can read some basic papers online, but above all, I can get my news direct from bloggers and the like, which then doesn’t have the bias attached like the stuff churned out by all the grey old faces in W1A who’ve been around far too long, and are now ‘managed’ by apparatchiks young enough to be their grandchildren!

    While kids who voted labour were well taken in by old Corbyn’s messy offers of free food and everything, in five year’s time they’ll be in different circumstances, and while the gender study studes are still reading the ads on the Guardian and wondering what on earth they can do to earn a crust, (by then the tired old Manchester rag will probably be just another free online blog anyway), the engineers, inventors and skilled tradesmen like electricians will be on Eurostar and flights to the United States, beating the competition in a depleted Europe, and making cars and televisions again – the latter with different systems and broadcasting companies. The BBC knob will be well down the list of progs on the new generation of handsets as well. Assuming President Trump will be back for a further stint, he’ll be welcoming reciprocal trade with businessmen, without the hindrance of the likes of Sopel and his ilk.

    I slept badly last night and through sheer boredom, heard Radio 5 Dead’s news around 3:00am. It’s all about mental issues now. Presumably this is to reconstruct the ‘undocumented immigrant’ excuse now being peddled around, and make it all acceptable to go round blowing up citizens and raping children. Then we heard that half the blasted workforce has mental problems and they even costed it for God’s sake, and then I nearly drifted off in sheer boredom… But while searching (in the dark) for another programme, hopefully some decent music, the World Service came on with that chap with an odd voice, who sounds as if he’s recording from inside a forty gallon oil drum. What? Why should I be paying for a World Service? I have a few family and friends dotted around in the US, SA or Oz, but that’s it. I don’t care a tinker’s cuss what’s going on elswhere, I like to keep my diversity where it matters – in my own space thanks very much!

    So here I am, riding this bike, and feeling much better for having a nice chat with like-minded people about the future without the BBBC! It’s comforting isn’t it!

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      More seems to be less when it comes to news: the bigger the budget of the organisation, the more biased they are. Every story has to be run through countless managers, editors and protocols. It is like getting drugs once they have been passed through immoral dealers and cut with all sorts of impurities rather than getting them straight from the source.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Beeb Bro.
        Wouldn’t you just love to be the BBC news editor in chief? Oh what fun you would have. When I make a home movie of all my family I can make the pictures tell the story I want them to tell and it’s not always a true account of the event. It’s the bits that wind up in the trash can that show the truth. Same with the BBC or for that matter all of the MSM

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    • MarkyMark says:

      What happened to the debate in Parliament on the BBC TV Tax paid to socialist and Labour Card carrier Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker under threat of prison and that helped create a safe space and high wages for a Jimmy Savile who used the BBC as a pickup joint for his pedophile actions?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Scrob,
      I hope you get a better nights sleep and don’t have to listen to radio Sid . The footy is ok but don’t bother with the rest .

      I think in the current regime there can be no change for al beeb . If we were fortunate enough to get a conservative government then maybe it could be lined up for privatisation along with c4 , the nhs and hopefully anything else the state runs and shouldnt – including education .,

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  9. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC news and their guests are somewhat sniffy about this new idea that people might provide a spare bed in their homes for NHS patients who are otherwise bedblocked. Lots of potential pit falls are highlighted.

    Which is rum because the BBC were more than keen that we take in migrants en masse as our house guests.

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      Benedict Cumberbatch said during a curtain call for Hamlet that we must take more refugees. Apparently he considered taking some in his own home but decided against it. He is lucky to have the choice. He will never have to face the consequences of his reckless virtue signalling. You should do as you would be done by.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        £50 a night to be a halfway house between hospital and home ? wait til the first death occurs and then we’ll witness an uproar.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Beeb Bro.
        I wonder why he decided against it? Any guesses?

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  10. Al Shubtill says:

    I heard the Affirmative Action hireling interviewing John Grisham (ostensibly) about his new book on Toady. The interview was really to allow a well known pulp literature novelist the opportunity to slag off Trump; the Alt-Right and to “revisit” his slightly negative view of Obama, in which he obliged the token Muslima in spades.

    A more interesting question to have put to Grisham would have been about his novel ‘A Time To Kill’ which was also made into a film of the same name. It concerned the beating and rape of a ten year old black girl by “white supremacists”.
    Grisham claimed it was based on an actual case, it was indeed but with one important difference to the real events; the victim was White and the perpetrators were Black.
    To coin an American expression: go figure.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Al,
      I missed out on that chat -sounded like a beauty.
      The ethnic work experience girl went on to chat with some bloke about dumbing down universities , known to some as uni s- but not to me.

      There are two things the chat excluded
      1. There can only be a limited number of places
      2. By undermining actual admission grades the best will not be selected

      It was 12 minutes of 0810 snooze as opposed dealing with something really important like how many actresses a Hollywood producer banged.

      I care less about universities – they’ve always been leftie hiding places – except for the decent ones teaching decent subjects. Once you get into the arts it’s just a cess pit of people with not enough to do.

      Some poor kid was used as a sound bite . He was “disadvantaged” whatever that bbc word means. I feel diadvantaged every time I don’t win the lottery. First in family to go to university – all his mates off to work in tescos . Poor sod sounds like he thinks getting a 2.2 in media studies at no name poly/university will open all the doors.
      I’ve interviewed kids for jobs who breeze in with a 22 in economics from Manchester and a sense of entitlement so far from reality you want to cry. Al Beeb just didn’t get it- certainly the ethnic work experience girl didn’t – I think she’s on the thick side.

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    • TruthSeeker says:

      AS
      “rape of a ten year old black girl”
      Definitely fiction.
      The actual US rape figures are, deliberately, made difficult to establish.

      A guess of 300,000 white US females raped by negroes every year, will be close.
      Whereas the number of black females raped by white males is close to zero.

      Which, given the relative pulchritudinous, or lack thereof, of the victims; and the volume of other crimes committed by the perpetrators; is not astonishing.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @AlShub You can’t drop a race bomb like that and not quote the evidence
      Plenty of reprints of this para
      “One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl’s father had murdered her assailants”
      ah the Wikipedia page adds more
      “The inspiration came from the case of the rape and assault of 12 year old Marcie Scott and her 16-year-old sister Julie Scott.
      Unlike Grisham’s depiction, however, the Scotts were white and their assailant, Willie Harris, was black.[2] ”
      Court record
      https://www.leagle.com/decision/19891862537so2d132511825

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      • Al Shubtill says:

        SG – My apologies for breaching the Race Bomb Rules. I shall endeavour not to contravene them in the future.

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  11. Up2snuff says:

    ‘Bloodhound’ having a test run in Cornwall but no questions about global warming and climate change.

    I actually typed the above before Mishal began her interview with Andy Green.

    Predictive text of the sort that the BBC should use: Hypocrisy Detector.

    But if I wanted to drive my much slower car in a town or city centre then I am a murderer of thousands.

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Up – I bet the air quality around those traffic calmers ( ha ha ) is worse than elsewhere. I gave up on Toady after the chat about the best way to dumb down universities further.

    I understand someone on an ego trip wants to go faster in a car. Yawn

    Off subject
    Do you notice al Beeb doesn’t report on the illegals free transport system we pay for to get Africans into Europe? Wonder why?

    I got to the stage of celebrating every time I heard of a boat sinking because I thought that’s another lot not coming to Blighty . I m not allowed to think that am I?

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    • G says:

      Fedup2,
      Flooding the universities with kids has to mean dumbing down because, despite the number of Grade A’s the quality of pass has fallen, certainly since my day.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3458830/Pupils-B-grade-level-maths-today-scored-E-50-years-ago-study-shows-exams-got-easier.html
      Cramming more kids into universities is simply a continuation of the BBC’s work: propaganda and brainwashing of a static audience. Anyone that has been involved with the military will be familiar with the expression: ‘putting them through the Green Machine’. ‘Yooni’s’ are no different.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fedup, after Jeremy Clarkson made what I thought were some outrageous claims about sleeping policemen/speed tables/road humps in the late-1990s (he claimed on Top Gear they increase emissions up to 500%) I wrote a letter or two to politicians and, I think, the Transport Research Laboratory.

      These blasted things not only increase emissions but also increase vehicle wear & tear, fatigue & stress on drivers and possible damage to vehicles & occupants. I thought Clarkson’s claim was excessive and I assumed that Government would have considered research and any downsides before letting Local Authorities install them nearly everywhere.

      But no.

      My attempt to find out the true increase figure for emissions was thwarted. Why? No research had been done. No questions asked by scientists at the TRL. No questions asked by Ministers, let alone in Parliament in debate. (Gina Miller, please note.)

      As for illegals, again no questions from the BBC about Anthropogenic Global Warming and Climate Change involved in the migration, trafficking, rescues and the increase in energy consumption – and emissions – with people used to a hot climate living in a much colder environment in northern Europe and close to the Arctic.

      But there are not many questions from the BBC about the right to life, either. I think this trafficking is exploitation and pure evil. I take no delight in the loss of life for migrants. It almost makes me weep but I am, in reality, more angry than sad.

      I would like to see Angela Merkel on trial in the Hague for murder, for that is – in effect – what she has done. Far worse than Tony Blair’s crimes.

      Does not appear to bother the BBC anything like as much.

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      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        Those speed bumps are terrible.

        If anything, they make you slow down !

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Tr [what a great pair of initials 😉 ] indeed they do, all that tyre wear & rubber molecules, asbestos brake dust and stress on the driver. Perhaps Mayor Sadiq has a point, after all?

          Unless of course you do not slow down, as one of the local ‘hotshoes’ having had your XR2i or 205GTI fitted with a sump guard. You then drive over them at 40mph in order to see how far you can yump at that speed and what fireworks can be generated as the landing is still hard enough to make the car ‘ground’ despite its stiffened suspension. It is an interesting piece of enquiry to actually look closely at a newly installed speed bump and the tarmac either side to see the effect they are having. BTW, I have actually witnessed the above many times.

          Beyond the BBC, of course, to do such a thing: a piece of enquiry into speed bumps. Local Hotshoe = no speed reduction, no emission reduction. Responsible Driver = unwelcome, unfortunate consequences. Politicians + BBC = no idea.

          Then, here’s the rub, the engine of the car of the responsible driver does not recognise their good citizenship and modest driving and pushes out extra emissions (probably closer to an extra 25% – 50% than Clarkson’s claimed 500%) along with all the extra wear & tear and also helps to increase the fuel consumption and the tax take at Treasury.

          There’s an expression that comes to mind at this point: ‘Stupid is as Stupid does.’

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      • JimS says:

        Try LTN 1-07 Traffic Calming

        4.5.16 The study by Boulter et al. (2001) investigated the impact of various traffic calming measures, comparing the difference in emissions recorded from 15 types of passenger cars before and after the measures were introduced. The results showed that, for the petrol non-catalyst, petrol catalyst and diesel cars tested, the mean emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide increased by between 20 per cent and 60 per cent. For oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions, only the diesel cars showed a substantial increase (about 30 per cent). The increases in NOX emissions for petrol non-catalyst and petrol catalyst cars were much smaller and not statistically significant. Emissions of total particulate matter from the diesel cars increasedby 30 per cent.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          JimS thanks for that. I had intended to do some further research but as I do not get any share of £3.8bn and fund my own time & expenses, it tends to get set in a queue for attention. Glad to see my guesstimate (I wrote the reply to out friend TR before I saw your post) is pretty accurate.

          Haven’t looked at it yet. It appears it might be studying fuel emissions only. I gather Mayor Sadiq Khan is getting all exercised about tyre & brake particulates. Maybe he is hoping for three or four terms as Mayor and will need an excuse to extort money, er, I mean ‘charge’ drivers of electric cars to access London at some point in the future?

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          • Rob in Cheshire says:

            Another dire consequence of these speed bumps is that they pretty much force you to use other roads. The most direct road I take to get to town has them, and I just cannot stand the feel of the car hitting them, so I go another route which does not have speed bumps, but which is longer, so I end up using more petrol, but at least keep the fillings in my teeth.

            Deliberately putting blockages in the middle of the highway used to be an offence, now it it official policy. We must be made to allow it.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              They cost a fortune as well . I drive a car a motorbike and a push bike . In a few years they’ll be seen as a delusion of the age – a bit like al beeb . When it’s gone all they’ll repeat will be Dads Army and porridge .

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              • TrickCyclist says:

                Fedup,
                I’ve heard that it’s said in Borehamwood, Herts (home of BBC Elstree Centre):
                “The only street in Borehamwood without speed bumps is Albert Square.”

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up
        What a surprise – I bet somewhere there is research – local councils cannot understand that cars have people inside them and are not enemies .,at the moment they are treated that way whilst all cyclists are saints .,

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  13. davylars says:

    BBC breakfast.
    Whilst discussing the latest Land world speed record, the Bloodhound supersonic car set for first public runs in Cornwall.
    Once again Charlie Stayte manages to amaze us all with his stupidity.
    Whilst questioning the car he comes out with this. “What is that big lump on the top?”
    “Errr, “that is the engine.” Was the reply.

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    • Al Shubtill says:

      davylars – That sounds like something Jeremy Vine would come out with.
      I recall a week or so ago he was doing a segment on his show about people getting their hands caught in car doors etc. In the course of which he took a call from a woman whose fingers had become trapped in some automatic train doors and she said she had to wait until the train arrived at the next station before the doors opened and released her hand.

      Jezza asked: “Were you on the inside or outside of the train?”

      FFS! Do you really think you’d be talking to her on the phone if she’d had her hand caught in the doors on the outside of a train? We’d need Derek Acorah to communicate with her, not you bright lad.

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  14. G says:

    Slowly but surely, the facts around the anti-Trump pro-Democrat cabal are emerging –
    https://www.steynonline.com/8216/collusion-exclusion

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Heartwarming

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Then there is vomit inducing. The smug alert goes to eleven.

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  17. JamesArthur says:

    Is it me or is R4 doing it’s best to have feminist morning? I know it’s women’s hour but why do they all have to be minorities and feminists and luvvies (normally all combined) However it made me laugh as I have recently been introduced to Alan Sokal who took it upon himself as real scientist to once write a book (Fashionable Nonsense) that took ‘arty’ people to task for using scientific theories and information out of context and usually completely wrong.. So this morning there is a lady – who was trying to describe how her play about love used the Heisenberg uncertainty principle – how I laughed when she clearly had no idea what it was let alone how to link it to her play….and the presenter couldn’t ask anything as clearly she had no idea either…

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    • StewGreen says:

      @JamesArthur what a paranoid nutter you are !
      You said “why do they all have to be minorities and feminists and luvvies ”

      Now at 12:05pm the R4 Ten Minute lecture is by a black girl saying
      “It’s not fair why does no salon know how to do my hair, and yet they glorify white girls adopting black hairstyles”
      Phoebe Brown is #MoreEqualThan

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  18. Jeff says:

    So, let me understand this, it’s universally agreed that we have a “housing crisis.” Not enough houses being built for our people. At the same time it’s just been announced that our population will hit 70 million within the decade.
    For a long. long time there’s been this enormous great animal lumbering about the living room.
    It’s wrinkly, has a trunk, big ears, weighs in excess of 5 tons and no, it’s not Diane Abbot…
    Look, we DON’T have a housing crisis, we have an immigration crisis! At least half the increase in our population will be down to people coming here. We all know it. Most of the rest of the population increase will be due to the offspring of those who have recently arrived.
    Parts of Britain are bursting at the seams. And yet like an overweight man who struggles to get out of his armchair and has a heart problem, we persist on gorging ourselves with cheap takeaways. It’s unhealthy, it’s crippling us, but our response is to loosen our belt and buy another extra large portion of chapati and chips.
    We don’t need more houses. We need fewer people.
    Our nation needs to go an immigration diet.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Consider this, I give this example. If immigration continues at the levels it has average over the last ten years. Britain will be adding 10 million people to it’s population in the next 20 years. That means building a new house roughly every seven minutes. Now, we currently have no leadership from the Liberal Democrats, Conservative or Labour Parties saying they are going to do anything to change that course. @5:56 … if any party wishing to get into power doesn’t address this they are committing political suicide…[email protected]:30″ {youtube – Douglas Murray – oct2015}

      “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society. It’s difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope. And we know that for people in low-paid jobs, wages are forced down even further while some people are forced out of work altogether. … So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.”

      Theresa May as Home Secretary // Speech to the Conservative Party Conference – in full / 06.10.2015

      – Theresa May in 2015 (not that long ago, not much has changed) says ‘immigration too high … impossible to build a cohesive society’. Simple! What has changed?

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    • Dystopian says:

      Well said Jeff. I don’t think the Yooni educated idiots have the common sense to make that connection.

         8 likes

    • taffman says:

      Jeff
      “our population will hit 70 million within the decade.”
      Its all thanks to successive Home Secretaries, they are not listening to the people of Great Britain.

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    • Al Shubtill says:

      Jeff – Solid post.

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Stories On Home Page 26oct2017…

    The chance meeting that changed two friends’ lives {bbc.co.uk 24oct2017}
    “I met a homeless addict and recognised my childhood friend”

    ‘My ex stalked me and told everyone I had HIV’ {bbc.co.uk 25oct2017}

    The man who abandoned the EDL to become a Muslim {bbc.co.uk 20oct2017}

    . . .

    If you use the word “Muslim” which of these is it?
    A Muslim born in the UK?
    A Muslim born outside the UK, emigrated to the UK?
    A Muslim from Iran who has been raised as a child listening to Ayatollah Khomeini?
    (“…There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”)
    A Muslim from Saudi Arabia who has seen beheadings in Deera Square as a child (unsure if there are age restrictions on viewing this sort of thing)?
    (After Friday prayers [Saudi Arabia,Deera Square], police and other officials clear the area to make way for the execution to take place. After the beheading of the condemned, the head is stitched to the body and the body is wrapped up for the final rites and taken away. a wiki ref)
    A Muslim fighting ISIS reading the Dabiq everyday?
    (ISIS Magazine. Dabiq is where Muslim and infidel forces will eventually face each other)
    A Kurdish Muslim female fighter shooting ISIS soldiers?
    A Muslim women being forced to stay hidden at home under a veil in a Western society?
    A Muslim women free to talk in UK Parliament?
    A Muslim imam preaching hate such as Anjem Choudary?
    (Anjem Choudary allowed to spread hate speech 1999-2016). “..we will dominate this country (UK)” )
    A Muslim from Bradford,UK who drives to Glasgow,UK to kill another Muslim (Asad Shah)?
    (Tanveer Ahmed who murdered Asad Shah … shouts in courtroom “Praise for the Prophet Muhammad, there is only one Prophet!”)
    A Muslim who visits Mecca,Saudi Arabia and has to leave his non-Muslim friend outside of Mecca?
    A Muslim who condemns a cartoon?
    A Muslim who condemns homosexuals as per majority Muslim countries?

    – If you use the word “Muslim” which of these is it?

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    • G says:

      MM,
      “After the beheading of the condemned, the head is stitched to the body and the body is wrapped up for the final rites and taken away. a wiki ref)”
      Chances are that the corpse will then be crucified and put on display.
      Coming to a town or city near you soon…….certainly within the next 40 years.

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  20. fakenewswatcher says:

    SURPRISE!!!! It took Radio 4 Woman’s Hour only a day to provide a platform for Lola to ‘defend’ herself against those NASTY people who have an opinion that differs from hers. The racists out there. Just when she, as a black woman, is putting an end to the thoughts of those horrible, white men and moulding Cambridge University in HER own image! She is bright, but sadly even more cunning and arrogant: she has found that the playing the race card and the gender card open doors and makes people fall at your feet, so she has popped up with a ‘new’ card that may do the same: the decolonisation card. Like the others it works by eliciting and playing on WHITE GUILT, blurring history to meet your own narrative, and then imposing your minority views (even if they have NO merit) on everybody else.
    That new card is actually NOT new. It was used successfully in South Africa to tear down statues and burn books. At least there you could argue that blacks are actually a majority and have cause (I would also argue with that, btw); in the UK, to expect that, when in Rome, get Rome to do as YOU do, and what YOU want , is really outrageous. That attitude can only prevail here because of the extreme weakness shown by (white) university authorities, who pretend not to recognise extreme arrogance and authoritarian thinking (devoid of ANY merit) when they see it.

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  21. G says:

    One in six workers is suffering from mental health problems.
    That’s probably pretty well all the vote ‘Leavers’ or those who are not prepared to see Blighty become an islamic state.
    Treatment needed: sent them to a yooni.

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Onstreet group rape gangs = just local news
    Agenda Story “‘They’re my (Muslim) mum and dad, not terrorists’ ” = full promotion mode
    By Ashley John-Baptiste : BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme
    MISLEADING headline , cos further down the article they give an example of a terrible adoption experience a white boy had

    \\ Rebecca, who is an atheist, has lived with the Muslim family since the age of 12.
    Now 18, she has chosen to continue living with them.//
    \\ She has learned basic Urdu to become closer to them, and has travelled with the family to Pakistan//

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Something bad happens in the World, BBC then try to show evidence that it shouldn’t have happened or was misunderstood.

         14 likes

    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Will they do the follow-up story in two years? Where she is forced to marry a 65 year old bearded man who has 3 other “wives” already . Told she is Muslim now & cannot leave Pakistan without the “husband’s” permission?

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    • G.W.F. says:

      I would check this family out and search the house. Being so close to the BBC should indicate they are no friends of Britain

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  23. Jerry Owen says:

    BBC ‘news’ last night. They mentioned that the economy had grown which took about two seconds however the next ten minutes was about how the interest rates will go up, then they had two public sector employees on telling us how much harder it would be for them to survive as their wages hadn’t gone up in real terms. So the story was a ‘bad news’ story, and of course labours main voting block PS workers were wheeled on yet again.
    i am sure there are public sector employees here , so no offense , but I get sick and tired about hearing how bad it is for them.
    I run my own business, I haven’t had a pay rise ‘period’ for at least ten years. I have gone through the recessions which largely bypasses PS workers. We have no holiday pay and no sick pay, not only that we receive absolutely no government support whatsoever. I am also an unpaid VAT collector and pay it regardless if I have been paid, we have no government pension apart from the state pension, yet I have to grin and bear it when I see ‘students’ in their mid twenties that will get a job in the PS ‘eventually’ and very often able to retire in their fifties and get a state pension way in excess of their ‘working life’s’ tax contributions ( I personally know people who have ).
    My father went from industry to teaching engineering science at a tech college, and he always said being a teacher was an absolute breeze compared to the private sector. The holidays and pension were unbelievable compared to that of industry, which actually produces the things we need to live.
    Perhaps the BBC should have some private sector workers on occasionally, just to balance things out… as they like to do.

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  24. Dystopian says:

    Julia Hartley Brewer on Talk Radio reporting that New Zealand have decided to ban foreign buyers from buying up properties there. She asks “Is l this be something we should try here?”

    I wonder what the bBBC’s take I.S on this? British houses for British people?
    Ooh isn’t that waycist putting your country’s citizens first?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      No chance. There’s new housing development in Cambridge just off the M11 and it stipulates that priority will/must be given to foreigners with no ties to Cambridge…..that strikes me as wrong – but as StewG said earlier I am a paranoid nutter ( voted Brexit, so that confirms that)

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  25. MarkyMark says:

    Warning over NHS Wales Brexit ‘catastrophe’ {bbc.co.uk 26oct2017}
    “Any Brexit which means leaving the single market could be catastrophic for the NHS and particularly devastating in Wales, a health academic (Nick Fahy) has warned.”
    . . .
    “Although the picture is different in Wales – only 2% of the NHS workforce is from the EU – it could be vulnerable to workers moving elsewhere if EU workers left the south east and London.”

    – ‘a health academic’ – academic in the real world? Produced other reports has Nick Fahy?
    – Can the BBC have a list of all the ‘catastrophic’ times this happens for the NHS.
    – ‘NHS ranked ‘number one'(in a comparison of 11 countries) health system‘ {bbc.co.uk 14jul2017}

       6 likes

    • G says:

      MM,
      Nick Fahy?
      This Nick Fahy? – “My background is in international health policy, including over a decade in the European Commission, most recently as head of unit for health information….”.
      https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/team/nicholas-fahy

         9 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        All roads lead to Brussels.

        When Jacob Rees-Mogg said if you get funding from the EU you cannot say bad things about it. Is there are document or evidence of such contractual agreement with the EU?

        layouttile

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        • taffman says:

          Its because of so called ‘Experts’ like him that the NHS is in the state that it is.
          How many Universities get EU funding?
          What do they lecture on Brexit and Freedom?
          How much does Al Beeb get from the EU?
          The government needs to get a grip because the propaganda will get more desperate.

             6 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Alarmist Hospital trust using your £s to join activist PR campaign

         12 likes

        • taffman says:

          The only thing having a serious impact on NHS Wales are highly paid trusts and pen-pushers along with a lack of doctors and nurses.
          Wasted money that should have been spent wisely .
          More propaganda .

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      • StewGreen says:

        They are getting a kicking in the HYS

        I think you’ll find this is Welsh Labour using Brexit as an excuse for there very poor stewardship of Wales NHS.Its been in decline under Labour since they took office.They’ve cut spending to the bone and mis-managed the Welsh govt finances across the board.

        800,000 immigrants come in every year, sorry to shock everyone, they don’t all work for the NHS

        Every time I visit the NHS I see a lot of immigrant staff from non-EU countries.

        However, I do see a lot of patients from EU countries.

        Another smokescreen to hide Welsh Government’s failures to address the situation. Blaming Westminster for lack of funds whilst wasting money on vanity projects.
        Look yourselves in the mirror first!

        So Wales has fewest EU staff in NHS but will be worst affected ? Really ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      “EU immigrants make up about 5% of English NHS staff and about 5% of the English population”
      ie if all the EU workers went home, there’d be no manning crisis cos the number of patients would fall by 5% as well
      approximately

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    • theisland says:

      Ah yes, there’s that word ‘catastrophe’ again. ‘Catastrophic’ is one of Starmer’s buzz words – repeated every so often so as to enter the psyche of the weak-minded. Starmer’s resignation letter to Corbyn in June 2016 stated (without any evidence m’lud) “… the EU referendum result was catastrophic for the UK …”. Since then he has used it on numerous occasions. e.g. on Sunday Politics Oct 15.

      I notice Campbell used the word ‘catastrophe’ several times in his recent interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer. Perhaps Campbell is the middleman who passes on to Starmer his orders and brown envelopes from above?

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  26. Lucy Pevensey says:

    male-privilege-2.jpg

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  27. Halifax says:

    I really dont know why I look at the BBC news web site at lunch I must be Cuckold or something, I just nearly spat my cup a soup out on seeing “Kellogs Racist Cerial Box” and then “Disney First Gay Story line”………then gurrrr then…UK Population to pass 70 mm in 2020 …..err its more like 75million now according to TESCO who sell enough food, they estimate to feed 80 million in UK ! I need another outlet at lunch.

       26 likes

  28. StewGreen says:

    R4 now talking to a mother who’s deeply in debt
    “Was there anything you could cut back on ?”
    ..”no”
    “I see you pay for dance lessons for your daughter”
    ..”yes it’s expensive , but it is important”

       26 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      mobile phone, tv ?

         13 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Cutting edge journalism … show me the bills.

      Just like Theresa May “Could we possibly see the invoice for the £20 billion you are demanding? No! Ok, then here’s £40 billion.”

         20 likes

  29. MarkyMark says:

    Paint your nails or … People-smuggling raids lead to 11 UK arrests {bbc.co.uk 26oct2017}
    “Police have arrested 11 people in the UK after overnight raids, as part of a Europe-wide investigation into people smuggling.”

    Seven people in London, two in Birmingham and two in Gateshead on suspicion of assisting illegal immigration one in London over immigration offences. And seven people detained in Bulgaria and eight in Belgium for allegedly assisting illegal immigration.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Wed 25 Oct : Some Cambridge Ideas festival Events : FREE ..some prebook

    CODEBREAKERS AND GROUNDBREAKERS: CURATORS’ INTRODUCTION Join the curators of the Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition as they introduce the show and the stories of the brilliant minds involved in the breaking of the enigma codes and the decipherment of Linear B. This event is led by Anastasia Christofilopoulou, Yannis Galanakis and James Grime.
    1.15PM – 2PM 3PM – 3.45PM WED 25 OCT
    Seminar Room, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB
    Admission is by token, one per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance from half an hour before each talk

    TRUE RELATIVES AND FALSE FRIENDS: UNDERSTANDING OLD WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS This talk discusses the origins and meanings of words from the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic worlds, and is followed by an interactive session with the audience.
    5PM – 6PM WED 25 OCT
    GR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP

    WHAT IS TRUTH? HOW ANCIENT WISDOM CAN ADVANCE 21ST CENTURY KNOWLEDGE ES Kempson considers how updating the ancient categories of truth, wisdom and knowledge could re-invigorate the academy and help resolve the predicament of a post-truth society.
    5PM – 6PM Pre-book WED 25 OCT
    Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, West Road, CB3 9BS

    RETHINKING DEATH AND DYING: MUSLIM PERSPECTIVES ON END OF LIFE CARE The Centre of Islamic Studies presents a thought-provoking discussion on end of life care within the National Health Service, and the need for researching views and perspectives from minority groups.
    5.30PM – 7PM WED 25 OCT
    Keynes Room, King’s College, King’s Parade, CB2 1ST

    FOR RICHER, FOR POORER: HOW COULD POLITICAL PLEDGES TO TACKLE HEALTH INEQUALITIES BE REALISED? Our panellists discuss health inequalities: how many years less can the poorest 5% expect to live compared with the richest 5%? How many years are acceptable to the public?
    6PM – 7PM Pre-book WED 25 OCT
    Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3BU

    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PUTIN! Vladimir Putin has run Russia since 2000 and looks set to win another six-year term in 2018. David Reynolds, History Faculty, and Kristina Spohr, LSE, draw on their book Transcending the Cold War to bring alive Putin’s worldview, blending historical analysis with vignettes from his most vivid summits.
    6PM – 7PM Pre-book WED 25 OCT
    St John’s College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

    CAN WE BELIEVE THE EXPERTS? With economic experts taking a particular bashing since the recession, what does the future hold for economics and can it reforge its links with politics? Join economist Ha-Joon Chang, political scientist Helen Thompson, journalist Aditya Chakraborrty and editor Victoria Waldersee as they discuss whether we can improve the way research is used in informing policy.
    6PM – 7.30PM Pre-book WED 25 OCT
    St John’s College Fisher Building, St John’s Street, CB2 1TP

    EXPERTS DO MATTER TO POLICY: HOW CUSPE AND YOUR COUNTY COUNCIL PROVED IT Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange and Cambridgeshire County Council piloted ‘policy challenges’: experts working with staff and politicians at the Council. Meet those involved; includes short presentations on their work, followed by a panel discussion.
    6PM – 7.30PM WED 25 OCT
    The Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, CB3 0AP

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    • StewGreen says:

      Thursday
      Thu 26 Oct UNRAVELLING THE STORIES OF THE DEAD: RETHINKING TRUTH AND EVIDENCE THROUGH AN ARCHAEOLOGIST’S LENS Come behind the scenes in this discussion with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows to learn how archaeologists process all kinds of materials to get to the facts, and how questions are born.
      NOON – 1.30PM THU 26 OCT
      Seminar Room, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, CB2 3ER

      FROM TERTULLIAN TO CONSTANTINE TO ROGER WILLIAMS: HOW CATHOLICS INVENTED RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND PROTESTANTS RECOVERED IT The modern idea of freedom did not originate with the Enlightenment nor even with the Protestant Reformation but finds its deeper roots in early Christian theologies of spiritual liberty. Join Professor Timothy Shah, Georgetown University, as he uncovers the neglected ancient origins of Western freedoms.
      4.30PM – 6.30PM Pre-book THU 26 OCT
      Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TL

      2017 ANNUAL RACE EQUALITY LECTURE: THE REALITIES OF RACISM Professor Francisco Bethencourt, King’s College London, focuses on the role of history in better understanding ethnic relations across the centuries. Only by knowing our past and acknowledging, at times, difficult episodes in our national histories can we aim to prevent the injustices of ethnic and racial discrimination from happening again.
      5.30PM – 6.30PM Pre-book THU 26 OCT
      St John’s College Fisher Building, St John’s Street, CB2 1TP

      DOES EDUCATION IMPROVE SOCIAL MOBILITY? Does education enhance social mobility and reduce inequality? Should it do this more and, if so, how? Come and quiz our experts in this Question-Time-style panel.
      6PM – 7.30PM Pre-book THU 26 OCT
      Lecture Hall, West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BL

      ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE IN KERALA Did St Thomas the Apostle evangelise the Syrian Christians of Kerala, India? A look at the local historical accounts, oral histories and traditions with Sarah Knight, SOAS London.
      7PM – 8.30PM THU 26 OCT
      Little St Mary’s Church, Parish Rooms, Trumpington Street, CB2 1QG

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      • StewGreen says:

        Friday and Saturday
        Fri 27 Oct
        THE MML FACULTY AND SCHRÖDER LECTURE: ENCOUNTERING BREXIT – PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES What does Brexit mean for business, for international relations, for education and research, and for domestic politics, diversity and human rights in the UK? What are the different challenges and dangers, for the UK and Europe, as the UK withdraws from the European Union? With David Champion, Hans Kundnani, Margret Wintermantel and Robert Wintemute, chaired by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
        5PM – 7PM Pre-book FRI 27 OCT
        St John’s College Fisher Building, St John’s Street, CB2 1TP
        ————————–
        Sat 28 Oct
        FEELING PHONEY? JOIN THE CLUB: EXPLORING THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE IMPOSTOR PHENOMENON Terri Simpkin presents a fascinating insight into how people – particularly women –come to believe themselves to be less capable, less intelligent but more responsible for failure than those around them. Presented by Anglia Ruskin University.
        1PM – 2.30PM Pre-book SAT 28 OCT Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

        JUDGING THE BOOK BY ITS COVER: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TRUTH ABOUT MYTHS, BELIEFS AND PREJUDICE Social psychologists from Anglia Ruskin University talk about our tendency to judge a book by its cover, and its consequences for the maintenance of myths, beliefs and prejudice across various social contexts, for example victim derogation, sexuality, mental illness, racism, Islamophobia and Brexit.
        1PM – 2.30PM Pre-book SAT 28 OCT
        Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

        ** MISLEADERSHIP: CAN YOU TELL THE TRUTH? We are MisLed from birth by our parents, teachers and other adults. This shapes our thinking, behaviour, habits, values and attitudes so that MisLeadership becomes an expectation and so familiar that we often do not even notice, let alone challenge it. Talk presented by John Rayment, Anglia Ruskin University.
        4.30PM – 5.30PM Pre-book SAT 28 OCT
        Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT **

        THALES DAY: CELEBRATING PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE Philosopher and founder of Thales Day Henrik Schoeneberg explains why he thinks we should celebrate the tradition of philosophy and science on the day most commonly associated with its beginning, 28 May. On this day 585 BC, the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus allegedly predicted a solar eclipse, which initiated a shift of thinking, from mythos to logos.
        4.30PM – 5.30PM Pre-book SAT 28 OCT
        Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

        Workshops :
        PRIVILEGE: THE TRUTH WE DON’T TELL OURSELVES
        1PM – 3PM

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Journalism at the BBC required attendance … reference BBC Gavin Hewitt/sep2015/Hiding nasty migrant to change the story – post-truth?

      WHAT IS TRUTH? HOW ANCIENT WISDOM CAN ADVANCE 21ST CENTURY KNOWLEDGE ES Kempson considers how updating the ancient categories of truth, wisdom and knowledge could re-invigorate the academy and help resolve the predicament of a post-truth society.

      Wed 25 Oct : Some Cambridge Ideas festival Events : FREE ..some prebook

         4 likes

  31. Beeb Brother says:

    A woman has been convicted of planning a knife attack in Birmingham. Of course this will not be registered as an official ‘hate incident.’

    I wonder if someone knew she might be up to something but said nothing for fear of committing a hate crime?

       17 likes

    • Pounce says:

      BB,
      Faster than you can utter ‘Ali’s snackbar’ whilst driving down a pavement in a truck. The bBC has knocked out an article where she has been made into…a victim:
      The Birmingham couple who put IS at heart of marriage

         12 likes

      • Beeb Brother says:

        Just when you think they cannot sink any lower they do. What is this romanticisation of terrorism all about? They make it sound cool and sexy. It is not.

        I think of the Easter Islanders who they think exhausted all of their land’s natural resources as they had this mania for building statues of their ancestors, a madness which led to their extinction.

        With such a clear and lethal danger in our midst, how can our national broadcaster and so many other leaders always take their side? It is unfathomable. How many more atrocities before they finally shift the paradigm?

        “Madness in individuals is rare. In nations, epochs and generations it is the rule.”
        Nietzsche.

           13 likes

      • Wild Bill says:

        “Once they are sentenced, she may have a very long time to think about that regret. ” said the BBC,
        what sentence do you really think she will get, a suspended one I bet?

           8 likes

    • Beeb Brother says:

      And imagine how ruthlessly someone who hates us so much would be prepared to use hate crime laws against us.

         13 likes

    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Just a nice Muslim couple getting on with their lives, raising a family. ” Mustn’t tar them blah blah blah.”

         10 likes

  32. Dystopian says:

    Here’s a good news story from the BBC

    Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show gets worst ever listening figures – BBC News
    https://apple.news/AfiehohONRVG1PB4V01bV5w

       19 likes

  33. Jeff says:

    Just took a quick gander at the news. Police breaking down doors and arresting people smugglers. “Not all of the smugglers are from Aghanistan,” we were told, “some are from Pakistan…”
    We see trucks being opened and the usual couple of dozen brain surgeons, nuclear physicists and renowned experts in quantum theory spewing onto the pavement. And we know this is just the tip of an enormous iceberg.
    We’re approaching Remembrance Day. All the great and the good will be wearing their poppies. All of our political elite will be at The Cenotaph. This symbol for most of these frauds is nothing more than a virtue signaling fashion accessory. Next week it will be a wrist band for Children in Need and the week after they’ll be posing in a pink T shirt for “Trans Week”.
    Our fathers and grandfathers fought to defend these shores from invasion.
    Why did they bother?

       58 likes

  34. Lucy Pevensey says:

    A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally shot in the chest.
    Police were called to Barnard Close in Oswaldtwistle, near Accrington, at about 20:25 BST on Wednesday to reports that a man aged 32 had suffered a single gunshot wound.
    He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    Lancashire Police said the teenage boy, from Accrington, is currently in custody.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41757657

       8 likes

  35. Beeb Brother says:

    How do they get to the figure that mental health related job losses cost the economy £99 billion a year?

    Of course there is zero analysis or crunching the numbers – just abject churnalism, Beeb staffers publishing PR puffery from favoured groups. Even the most cursory examination of the numbers would expose that claim as extremely dubious, but to the Beeb 1 + 1 equals however many victim points are possessed by the person doing the sum.

    They are so f**king lazy – it is sickening.

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  36. Wild Bill says:

    Just listening to Jacob Rees Mogg on LBC via YOUTUBE as I missed it on Monday, he is saying that to get funds from the EU you must sign a contract saying you will do nothing that will damage the reputation of the EU.

    So the EU funded BBC can’t say anything against the EU?

       22 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Would be good to find a document where this is stated as fact – ‘ sign a contract saying you will do nothing that will damage the reputation of the EU’!

         8 likes

    • JimS says:

      Actually the BBC might be acting against EU rules as benificiaries of grants have to:

      Visibility
      The applicants must take all necessary steps to publicise the fact that the European Union has financed or co-financed the action. As far as possible, actions that are wholly or partially funded by the European Union must incorporate information and communication activities designed to raise the awareness of specific or general audiences of the reasons for the action and the EU support for the action in the country or region concerned, as well as the results and the impact of this support.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    WUWT : On BBC Climate propaganda tricks
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/25/bbc-accused-of-being-a-left-wing-mouthpiece-today-after-a-grovelling-apology/

    International recognition for the double standards of the Green Blob
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/25/imf-head-on-climate-we-will-be-toasted-roasted-and-grilled/
    Yes, its Christine Lagarde confirming the best that Climate Science can offer – stupid scare stories, again, based on no evidence at all, again.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/25/can-open-and-honest-scientists-win-public-trust/
    Good to see a Josh cartoon of that pest Pachauri, and how the IPCC depends on a lot of sleight by many hands. When will Hollywood get honest about Climate Science?

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  38. Guest Who says:

    https://order-order.com/2017/10/26/european-council-orders-4000-bottles-of-champagne-on-the-taxpayer/

    Hope they got the BBC to advise on shoring up the corridors.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Iran gov siezes assets of 152 BBC staffs families.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      StewGreen

      Sorry to hear that.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Get all the BBC families back into the UK – NOW! Not even mentioned on BBC website.

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        • StewGreen says:

          The staff had already left Iran and were refugee immigrants when recruited.
          Of course in most places people defect from, the regime seizes their assets straight away.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Cromer people
    Next time tell the Police Tommy Robinson is in town ..that’ll bring a response.
    #MoreEqualThan

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  41. StewGreen says:

    Libmob to launch £6.50 magazine for girls
    ‘Role models not beauty models’
    Features Scientists and sportswomen not celebrity and fashion.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      It won’t sell but a brilliant idea. Strong leadership from women …

      Euro Moments: Thatcher says ‘no, no, no’ to Europe {bbc.co.uk may2014}
      “She (Thatcher) was responding to a call by European Commission president Jacques Delors’ for the European Parliament to be the democratic body of the European Community, the commission to be the executive and the Council of Ministers to be the senate. … Mrs Thatcher herself was ousted from Downing Street by her party a few days later.”

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Its interesting to see how women’s magazines have evolved over the past couple of decades. ‘Celebrity’ was unheard of, and every magazine was different in its own way, catering for the stay-at-home wife. Now they all follow the same format with the same handful of slebs appearing on the front cover, on a ‘loop’ system. At 15 I was still in ankle socks (steady on!) in the early 60’s and we were totally unsullied by our choice of mags/comics. Bunty, Girls Crystal, Schoolfriend, and shock horror all the girls portrayed in them, whether storyboard or cartoon, were all white and spoke English !!!!

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    • Jerry Owen says:

      This is cruelty.. we all know a girl can never be happier once she’s got her lippy and a pair of high heels on!

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    • JimS says:

      Nothing changes. I remember our headmistress, (it was co-ed), asking our class to bring in copies of girls’ comics for her to study. The general opinion was that if she wanted to do the research she should buy the material. Anyone who was fool enough to bring in a comic just knew that they would live to regret it!

      Those were the days when girls worked hard to beat the short-skirt and high-hair rules. Clearly they were all white sluts as the school is now 99% ‘British’ girls and boys and the girls don’t even show an ankle and most not a single bare hair.

      Miss Jackson would be proud!

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  42. StewGreen says:

    10pm Radio 3 : discussion about the cult TV series
    The Prisoner.

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  43. ID says:

    Could it be that the 5O’Clock News on R4 was trying to minimise the extent of Muslim terrorrism by juxtaposing the convictions of yet another group of murderous muslims with the charging of a number of members of the “banned farr-right group” National Action? As an ironic homage to the BBC, I thought I would use the “BBC question mark”.
    Unfortunately, for the BBC this highlights the fact that National Action whose members have not murdered anyone are banned, yet Islam whose votaries have murdered and maimed hundreds in Britain is still allowed to spread its lethal message. If the exhortations to kill the kuffar in the koran are not “hate crimes” or “hate speech”, I don’t know what is. If some nonentity calling a woman an “ugly bitch”, causes a media meltdown, why does incitement to murder in every mosque in the country cause so little concern?

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      Yeah I noticed that. Utterly shameless.

      Their definition of ‘Far Right’ is having an opinion.

      I do worry sometimes about the inevitability of the Fourth Reich rising up in England. Did you see a new fish and chips shop opened in London recently? This obviously portends imminent ethnic cleansing.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Em BBC story reports : ONE of National Action 6 was charged with threatening to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper
      another was charged with encouragement in this.
      That sounds pretty serious , although they show no evidence that it wasn’t just a tweet.

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      • ID says:

        I don’t remember this hysterical level of concern when the IRA were actually murdering MPs in the 1980’s. Some people may remember Gow and Neave, but the Rev. Bradford and Sir Anthony Berry are entirely forgotten. The Brighton bombing and the attack on the Major cabinet were also IRA spectaculars. The BBC’s reaction was, of course, to circumvent the ban on IRA statements in the media and Corbyn invited Gerry Adams, the prophet of peace, to the House of Commons. I won’t hold my breathe waiting fot the BBC to voice over National Action spokesmen in the interests of “the freedom of speech” or any MPs inviting National Action spokesmen into the House of Commons because “you can only make peace by talking to your enemies”. The truth is National Action has not butchered a sufficiently lare number of people in horrendous ways to be taken seriously by the powers that be. They have a long way to go before they are included in government or pandered to like the muslim 5th column in Britain.

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  44. Beeb Brother says:

    On Mastermind, David Lammy said that the monarch who followed Henry VIII was Henry VII.

    In what sane world is someone like this lecturing Oxford and Cambridge on their admissions policy? Add to the patent lack of intelligence flagrant dishonesty and love of toxic victim culture and you have one thoroughly unpleasant individual.

    We only hear so much of him due to the colour of his skin rather than the content of his character. Martin Luther King must be turning in his grave.

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    • ID says:

      The irony is, of course, that Oxford and Cambridge receive so few applications from the “disadvantaged”, because their teachers are leftist, fifth raters who hate these institutions as they are the antithesis of the nihilistic egalitarianism they favour. Some years ago I contacted a local school because I was looking for a sixthformer to do some parttime work for me. I was told by the assistant head that “we do not encourage the exploitation of our students in the private sector”. Someone like this would obviously see a student of hers going to Oxford or Cambridge as selling out his or her class or turning their back on their roots. Who knows how many life chances leftist scum of this kind have ruined with their fake solidarity with the working class and oppressed minorities.

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Sweden : Dental hygienist rightly points out that migrants sent to him as child patients have molar growth that only adults have.
    … Yep so they fired Bernt Herlitz quote breach of patient secrecy
    ..He gets dissed in the local paper.
    He wins in court but only $4,200 compensation but no job reinstatement
    ..Now facing crippling costs cos the local governmen t are appealing the court decision
    #PlanetOrwell
    “However, several left-wing people seem to feel a joke about the fate of the family.”
    http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/report-adult-migrants-posing-as-kids-lose-your-job/

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  46. Sluff says:

    Interesting item on bBBC London news.
    A feature about the hard-pressed NHS Aand E services in London.
    Crisis? Underfunding? Cuts?

    Of three cases shown, one was a (black) victim of a knife attack, one a car accident, and one was a victim of a shooting. The care was provided with armed police at either door.

    The bBBC just cannot bring themselves to join the dots.
    So instead we move quickly on to the outrageous idea that bed blockers could be sent out to air BandB type accommodation. Cue full unchallenged coverage of the opposition from the National Union of People Opposed to Any Change ever in the NHS.
    In other words, back to normal after a brief moment of hope.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Look North Hull had “Mystery of why There are not enough spare NHS dental slots”
      ….. #OrwellCorporation

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  47. scribblingscribe says:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/massive-payouts-pay-scandal-council-13812244
    Massive payouts for pay scandal council officers

    I cannot find this on the BBC news web site for Wales. If it were the directors of a private company paying each other secret payments I suspect the BBC would be more interested.

    3 councillors were charged with misconduct in a public office. The Assistant Auditor General for Wales published a report saying the process, (whereby they had been awarding themselves gob stopping pay rises), had been unlawful.

    So, prison? Fines?

    Erm no. These criminals, caught with their hands in the till, work for the state so they get rewarded.

    Two of the three council officials have been offered severance payments worth a total of £298,000, They will also get full pensions and an acknowledgement that they have committed no wrongdoing.

    Ah, so the third councillor is too ashamed to take any ‘severance money’ ? – erm, no. He’s not happy with the terms offered. No doubt tax payers are being asked to pay him more.

    The three scoundrels have been off work but on FULL pay, of course, after all this is the state sector.

    Earlier this year the cost of the case to taxpayers by April 2017 was estimated as £4.5m. Glad to see the lawyers hoovering up tax payer’s money.

    The council will spend another £500,000 on legal costs and salaries for three suspended officers. hey? They don’t even pay for their own legal costs?

    Now who said “drain the swamp” and why don’t the BBC and the establishment like him?

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  48. theisland says:

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  49. taffman says:

    President Trump wants to make his country safer and we get this from Al Beeb……………………………….
    “The UK government wanted to set up an internal warning system to monitor and react to decisions made by President Donald Trump, emails show.”
    “The emails reveal concerns about the impact of Mr Trump’s travel ban on UK citizens and national security.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41739491
    “concerns”?

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