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. taffman says:

    “UK population to pass 70m in 2029, ONS projections say” Check out the “Highest rated ” HYS here …………………
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41761292
    That’s not counting the ‘Illegals’ here already .
    How many Tory voters here remember this broken promise ?
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-to-control-and-reduce-
    Should we go through another recession with massive job losses, that’s when the s**t hits the fan.

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    • G says:

      Taffman,
      But just think about the health service and all the rest. Any chance of half decent treatment is disappearing before our very eyes. When will the Government declare billions to build new hospitals even to serve the immense number of houses they pledge?

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      • taffman says:

        G
        When will a Home Secretary control the borders and immigration as promised. It is a betrayal of the people of Great Britain.

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  2. Thoughtful says:

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/racist-tram-video-bury-metrolink-13817282

    Here is another depressingly regular story from the Leftie MEN about a woman who allegedly racially abused some coloured woman on a tram. As per usual the lead up is missing, and this is so the real perpetrator can wind the victim up until they respond, and then claim it is a ‘waycist’ so called hate incident.
    The massively over funded Political Correctness Enforcement Squad have a horde of officers doing nothing waiting for these events, and will fully investigate the poor woman, yet all of this is not the point.

    Take a look at the comments which a worrying number say that they want absolutely draconian punishments including the death penalty! And all this because a woman was wound up enough deliberately in order to provoke a reaction.

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    If I was President Trump I would hold up the release of the JFK stuff a couple of days just to wind up the msm . But that’s me.

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  4. pertelote says:

    buried away in the regional bits (BBC Bristol): the young man who fought with the YPG (Syrian Kurds) against IS and was charged when he returned to UK:#
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-41751193

    so pleased!

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  5. Thoughtful says:

    Yet another troubling wishy washy super rich liberal is found in hock to the Saudis, I wonder when if ever the BBC will raise concerns about the voices calling for more Islamisation of the UK who are found to be in receipt of the Saudi billions?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/26/saudi-arabia-invests-1-billion-into-virgin-space-companies.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/01/richard-branson-to-invest-in-saudi-arabias-tourism-plans

    So on the one hand Saudi gives Branson £1 Billion and then allow him to develop a luxury holiday resort – something which Saudi has never allowed (neither resorts nor outside tourism).

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    • tomo says:

      In my experience (I do have relevant experience) nothing… as in nothing happens around KSA without gifts and bungs. Branson isn’t building a resort – he’s the gurning front man for … maybe the Bin Laden companies? – I think we should be told 🙂

      I guess the Saudis are feeling a bit relaxed about the Red Sea coast now that they’ve completed the pulverising of any inconvenient Christian or Jewish artifacts that might come to the attention of visitors.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Well done @Thoughtful something fishy there
      The BBC should be reporting stuff like that.
      Branson’s stuff is often fishy, but gets a free pass from LibMob

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  6. Beeb Brother says:

    I think their spin on the Birmingham terrorists is that the wife was in the driving seat. What a triumph for Islamic feminism.

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  7. pertelote says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-shropshire-41766472/cctv-footage-shows-the-moment-aldi-shopper-targeted-by-thief

    the victim..an old gal looks typically “British”..just like my gran

    the other 2? ..the apparent/alleged perps !!?

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    • tomo says:

      I saw that and well…. have you *ever* seen a handheld security camera?

      Summit’s not right there….

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      • StewGreen says:

        I don’t get you ..looks kosher to me.
        It’s just one fixed shot.

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        • tomo says:

          look at the edges – it’s jittering about (was it filmed during an earthquake?) – it might be a software effect from a zooming / processing system but initially it looks like somebody filming handheld from the top of a ladder.

          *Always* look at the edges of purported security cam footage before you accept the content at face value.

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  8. Dover Sentry says:

    The viewing figures for the BBC have been falling for some time.

    Can we expect the Licence Fee to fall at the same rate?

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  9. Foscari says:

    Here is a story you wont hear about on the BBC. It’s not that important, but the outcome
    may have consequences if by some miracle Israel qualify for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
    Their has been a major Judo event in Abu Dhabi in the Emirates. Abu Dhabi were allowed
    to hold the event because the World Judo federation were told by Abu Dhabi that there
    would be no discrimination concerning Israel.
    The problem was today when Israel won a Gold medal. Abu Dhabi would not allow the Israeli
    flag to be raised or the Israeli national anthem to be played. If Israel were to qualify for the
    World Cup in Qatar I suspect even with all the assurances by Qatar ,we would see the same thing.
    The BBC would not even mention it and most likely FIFA would do nothing about it. As it happens
    the Judo federation has complained bitterly to Abu Dhabi.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Strange ITV News , just did an item on Trump without their normal hatespeak
    It was about him signing emergency measures against opioid addiction.
    A victim’s family said “where were these measure 4 years ago or 8 years ago”
    …Yes who was in power there
    ..it was evident that half the people in the room were black.

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  11. Synchronised says:

    Just been out with a few friends and I through in a thought on the subject of companies hiring in consultant’s. My belief has always been that if the management and the board of directors need telling from the outside how to run the company how the hell did they get that far up the ladder. Then I started to wonder how much of the licence tax goes on this dairy parlour. Just a thought. Maybe Marky has some numbers.

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  12. Dave666 says:

    BBc 22:00 news reports on spoken word poetry. Yep you guessed it… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-41770258/spoken-word-poetry-is-one-of-the-purest-artforms …it’s rubbish

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  13. taffman says:

    Forget fox hunting , where do the highly funded RSPCA and Animal Rights groups stand on this ? Where have they been all this time ?
    Compare and contrast………………………………………
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41765927
    and this …………..
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4391914/Halal-slaughterhouse-investigated-animal-cruelty.html
    Thanks Al Beeb.

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  14. taffman says:

    “EU preparing for no deal Brexit, says Michel Barnier’s adviser”
    Be Prepared very prepared ………………………
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41765983
    All bluff 😀

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  15. taffman says:

    Warning over NHS Wales Brexit ‘catastrophe”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41735702
    The trouble with the NHS?
    Too many pen-pushers, not enough doctors and nurses …
    “NHS is fifth biggest employer in world “.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9155130/NHS-is-fifth-biggest-employer-in-world.html

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  16. carterdaniel says:

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  18. Roland Deschain says:

    According to the BBC news webpage, this is one of the most important stories to bring to my attention today.
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    • Guest Who says:

      Vital, even. She looks like she could also give Judo a go too. Not everywhere of course.

      That title is ace. Puts ‘Salmon fishing in the Yemen’ in the shade.

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      • theisland says:

        They don’t seem to have reported this though.

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  19. Scroblene says:

    Having voted to keep arrests solely for the police, can we assume that someone in some sort of Home Office cupboard wants plug-uglies from G4S or Serco will be banging on doors at midnight, demanding tv taxes from pensioners?

    That’ll be a joke! They lose prisoners all the time, and park on double yellow lines!

    Why not put it all out to tender, and get Crapita in the race, then we can all get some sleep! Might tender myself even – yup, ‘Scrobs Inc are here to help…’

    Here’s the message, which most people here will have seen…

    “G4S and Serco could be about to get police powers of arrest. [1] They’ve ripped off taxpayers and been accused of abusing people in their care – soon they could be carrying handcuffs and turning up on doorsteps to arrest people. [2]

    The minister for Justice, David Lidington, is deciding right now whether to give powers of arrest to G4S and Serco as part of a police privatisation plan. [3] So far the public has been shut out of the decision, but with our liberty on the line, it’s time to make our voices heard.

    A huge public outcry could stop these plans in their tracks. Together, we can prove the public want bobbies on the beat, not a private police force. If thousands of us add our names to a petition demanding these dangerous plans are dropped, the government will be forced to listen.”

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      Trouble is, when police are flouncing around in blue nails and rainbow cars whilst arresting people for being unfriendly, what’s the difference?

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  20. thirdoption says:

    No doubt the BBC will be leading with footage of this shocking racist attack on a woman

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5022591/Video-shows-bystanders-taking-photos-unconscious-woman.html

    Oh sorry, silly me – it’s a black man attacking a white woman whilst five other black people take photos and steal her phone, so nothing worth reporting here.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘shocking racist attack on a woman’

      One thing is for certain, the BBC won’t be keen to highlight this case by putting her on their 100 Women list.

      The Nobel prizes won’t be flooding in from Oslo. I don’t suppose she will be signed up for a cake baking show either.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        One thing’s for certain, the silence will be deafening from all the black talking heads. So what say you now Alibaba, Hirsch, Sarpong, and those empty vessels making mischief at our universities ? Had it happened here, it would be blamed on mass mental health issues. Scenes like that only reinforce my feelings (despite nay-sayers) that we are different as a species. Enough said.

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  21. Dystopian says:

    Good morning all.
    I’ve just followed this link on my apple news feed to an Express story about the Mogster and there’s a survey regarding the BBC “are they anti-brexit?” , “should the licence fee be scrapped” etc etc.

    It’s not looking good for the bBBC as, at the time of my voting the responses were all in the high 90%’s saying yes they are and yes it should.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg BLASTS Treasury’s ‘insane’ Brexit forecast as ‘worse than Bank of England’ – Express
    https://apple.news/ArYMcUlD1PT6zhCXmCZG-mQ

    It seems to me that people are finally waking up, and the only ones who believe the bBBC’s propaganda are themselves!

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  22. AsISeeIt says:

    “It’s hard to watch…”

    This was Labour schmoozer Andy Burnham on the BBC red sofa watching a deeply sanitised version of the Manchester Arena terror bombing aftermath. Oh how he waxed lyrical about the emergency services. He looks quite waxy, doesn’t he? I’m not entirely sure the word terrorism was even mentioned. The whole incident was treated like some act of nature. Don’t want to worry you but it appears to be assumed in BBC and Labour circles that this stuff is inevitable (think we’ve heard another Labour Mayor from down south say that) and the only thing we can do is to prepare for it.

    Depressing.

    BBC bods did refer to Christmas Markets – so perhaps it’s the cold weather that might make these things more likely to happen?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Yes I thought the same – not a word about terrorism. Almost like it just blew itself up….
      Lessons will be learned –

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Looks quite waxy ? I think Andy Burnham looks like Archie Andrews (the dummy).

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    Hello dyst’
    Like Brexit – the process of waking people up to the reality of albeeb is slow but sure. Happy will be the day it’s sold off.

    Toady is covering JFK with a certain dis interest . Perhaps it’s because president trump actually released some of the remaining information – which as all the mad conspiracists will say is forged. Al beebbwont want President Trump to look good about anything.

    I prefer my theory – yes – that Lee Harvey Weinstein took a shot – but jfk was killed by the Secret Service – either the bloke with the m16 in the follow car – of the one in the front seat. Both accidental – a cock up.

    People have to be really clever for conspiracies which work and there aren’t that many clever people about – ( except my colleagues on this site )- or are there ?

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  24. Sluff says:

    News today that the NHS could not be arsed to have sensisble IT policies and so were badly affected by a virus several months ago.
    I am just waiting for the cry that ‘we are here to serve patients and not be IT specialists’ in similar vein to ‘we are here to serve patients and not be an extension of the UK Border Force’ (referencing health tourism).
    Earlier this week we heard of a massive shortfall in operating theatres capacity simply because they cannot sort out the required logistics. ‘We are here to serve patients and not be logistic specialists’ ‘more doctors and nurses and less managers’, comes the inevitable cry.
    And then the sensible idea to move bedblockers into residential accommodation is trashed by the left with a whole host of scare stories.
    You get the idea that the NHS really exists only as a sort of left wing producer-led fraud, where spending taxpayers money efficiently is a sort of hate crime and spending as much money as possible as inefficiently as possible is a sort of end in itself.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff
      The reason the operating theatre are unused is because all powerful consultants are off doing private clinics and taking bungs for getting private patients ( me with a credit card – or you ) on top of the nhs list.

      Scandalous and long ignored.

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      • Sluff says:

        Or because consultants who swear blind they can only do 4 operations a day suddenly manage to do 7 on a Saturday.
        How come, I hear readers think.
        Simple. During the week, the consultants are contracted.
        On a Saturday it is overtime and a pay-per-operation basis.

        But that’s the caring medical profession for you. Sympathising….all the way to the bank.

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    NAO blames NHS for not dealing with viral attack on IT …ok?

    Now normally they go for the easy blame line and who should be sacked ? Not this Time. Al Beeb loves the NHS . I don’t .
    So al Beeb went after a government minister. The DOH was wise enough to avoid Toady – but another chap did a good job with humph( £650k) being chumy.

    What I can’t work out is if all these managers and directors in the NHS on a shed load of money can’t put antivirus on a windows puter or do the patches ( which even I can do ) why are they paid so much?

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  26. Guest Who says:

    http://www.westmonster.com/banks-slaps-down-bbc-fake-news/

    Newsnight McFaking it again and getting caught? Tsk.

    It’s in their DNA.

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  27. Franky says:

    Dear colleagues, I need some advice here, my bBC ‘bill’ arrived on the mat this morning. Does anyone know what the legal position is for not paying it? What must I do to stay legal?

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    • Nibor says:

      Don’t pay . Remember the tax is for watching live broadcasts , not for possession of a TV .

      If they knock at your door , don’t answer if you know it’s them . If you do , shut the door on them .

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    Franky
    Follow your conscience. But it you choose to not pay be prepared for the licence tax collectors . Bit tricky is you have a family as anyone can answer the door and speak. There is no legal requirement to open the door, speak to or sign anything from these private individuals who work for a company which works for al Beeb .

    Women are more friendly and chatty than men so get prosecuted more it seems. Beware of women licence Gestapo too.

    There is no requirement to answer letters . I am not a lawyer by the way but cannot pay because of my conscience .

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  29. JimS says:

    I caught a few moments of BBC Hospital Radio last night, the so-called Radio 5 ‘Live’. A caller appeared to have taken the BBC to task over its pro-EU, anti-Brexit stance. Chris Mason gave his own opinion, not the BBC’s we were assured, that because most of the experts and politicians were pro-EU before the referendum and perhaps still were it was inevitable that political/business programmes would include more ‘remainers’ than ‘leavers’ as it was still necessary to interview these people now.

    It’s a good theory but it doesn’t explain why the anti-Brexit line is worked into every bit of drama and ‘comedy’ that they put out too. Surely a profesional writer in these fields can ‘bend’ their output as required?

    It can also be said that most of the ‘experts’ on science, business and profesional sport are men yet the BBC goes to incredible lengths to meet self-imposed targets to find giggly girls to fill these slots. Surely there must be gay giggly gauch girls that can be found to talk up Brexit?

    Another important question that Mason’s answer implies is that most of our ‘experts’ in the business/politics field got it wrong on the euro and the financial crisis so most of ‘the people’ quite rightly don’t believe them so shouldn’t these ‘experts’ be sacked? The BBC believes in consensus over ‘climate change’ so why not over the EU?

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      JimS
      Sod the experts and politicians. The views that count are the views of the 17.5 million people who voted out, I thought that’s how democracy works. They are the ones our public broadcaster should be supporting. If they won’t do that they can sling their ‘ook.

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  30. Guest Who says:

    Doubtless with James O’Brien as chair to ensure balance?

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  31. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Are there any decent non-biased presenters on any of the stations at all?

    Like Andrew Neil, but last night had Pienaaaaaaaar standing in for him.
    Vile lefty harpie allowed to spout about how shit Britain is and how useless we are without the EU.
    When Portillo laid out the bare facts of the majority of the country wanted out of the EU, Pienaaaaaar looked like someone had just shat in his mouth.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Interestingly there is very little info on Pienaar’s early life, apart from born in Britain, and what he does now.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        BBC South Africa correspondent during end of Apartheid era and start of Mandela presidency? Then back to Europe, may have been Katya Adler’s predecessor?

        Or is my memory defective on that?

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  32. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Press Office are great source of humour.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Now plot Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker’s pay increases compared to the public sector such as nurses. For the Many, Not the Few.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Guest Who ..wow the next thing that came up was something the Press Team did
      ..see below

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      • Guest Who says:

        🙂 They seem to be ‘balanced’ between right, alt-right, extreme right, UKIP, Tommy Robinson, Nazis and Nigel Farage.

        Watson & Crick would have a field day with them.

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  33. StewGreen says:

    An lo shall ye know them by the programmes they CHOOSE to promote on Twitter

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  34. StewGreen says:

    “It’s greens, not Lord Lawson, who are anti-science”
    The bullying dramagreens try to get away with shouting everyone else down.. Ben Pile answers back
    “rather than shedding light on the facts of climate change,
    these complaints say much more about the strange, intolerant and censorious mindset of environmentalists”

    “hysteria about the expression of unauthorised opinion is a far more interesting – and dangerous – phenomenon”

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  35. Synchronised says:

    Spain’s EU puppet PM trying to hold it together.
    Eastern European countries disgruntled.
    Austrian election result.
    Brexit.
    Italian elections looming.
    Merkel hiding in her bunker.
    Isolated unreported (mainstream) violence in Scandanavia.

    The Eurocrats are going to run out of sticking plasters soon me thinks.

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  36. Thoughtful says:

    Another sex scandal brewing at the BBC with the hypocritical lefties having been told a presenter was sexually assaulting women and doing nothing about it?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5024477/BBC-radio-presenter-groped-eight-female-colleagues.html

    The presenter – who cannot be named for legal reasons – would typically approach the women from behind whilst they were wearing skirts, and put his hand underneath to feel them, it has been claimed.

    He is alleged to have assaulted at least eight female BBC staff.

    Four of the women who claim to have been groped reported him to senior BBC bosses late last week, and each submitted statements detailing their encounters.

    They told the controller of the radio station that they wanted the man in question fired.

    But instead of removing him from his post immediately, the BBC is understood to have launched a secret investigation into his behaviour.

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  37. G.W.F. says:

    The days when terrorism took place are over.
    Paddington station evacuated, but there is no chance that terrorism will ever be considered.
    Probably was an accident.
    But the possibility of terror will never be allowed to surface.
    Terrorism is over.

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/12/paddington-station-evacuated-due-to-fire-alert-6774630/

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