START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD…

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  1. Beeb Brother says:

    I sometimes wonder if 1984 is the offical rulebook used by BBC executives.

    “He hated her because she was young, pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and could never do so, because her sweet supple waist, which seemed to ask you to encircle it with your arm, there was only the odious scarlet sash, aggressive symbol of chastity.”

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Many here, it seems, will miss this. But the bbc knows its audience.

    And what it can get away with.

    Tee hee.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    Here’s another:

    Good use of ‘might is possibly right’ by good old ‘Sources say’ there.

    Replies could be going better.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      First comment is ‘Or the BBC’ to the following ‘That “news” you’re reading & sharing & liking might have been written by a bot or, even, the Kremlin …’ @bbcnickrobinson

      Second comment ‘It’s fine. We have our own state controlled news to tell us the correct lies.’

      Third comment ‘If a $100k FB ad spend helped Russia swing the US election, how did the Tories mess up here when they spent so much more?’

      ‘What is “news” Mr Robinson (of the BBC), you yourself know most of it to be propaganda. You have your views which you like to impose don’t you?’

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      • Guest Who says:

        Tx for that. Some seem unable to tap on the post to learn more.

        And to think of the olden days when there were references elsewhere one had to follow up for attribution… by hand.

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      • gb123 says:

        Red Robbo, (ooops title already taken by someone else who had similar views!) must be wondering why hardly anyone takes him seriously in the twitter replies. The BBC is not the arbiter of what is truth.
        Every time In see or hear a comment from the BBC as news or opinion my mind keeps hearing….
        “Is that the truth or did you hear it on the BBC?”
        When the BBC stops using Democrat sources for US “news” and becomes less sloppy with its journalism I might consider listening to them again. There again it is more likely that a box of rocks on Mars will have more lucid views on the world.

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      It’s yellow journalism. The numbers will have been exaggerated. Can’t they just let it go and stop digging? It’s farcical to say Russia was was titled the election.

      Causation is a slippery business, but surely front and centre in an election is the character of the candidates. Clinton was in bad health, lied compulsively and was the literal embodiment of the establishment. For all the hatred they threw at Trump, I think he was a very strong candidate: the ultimate outsider; talked in a language normal people connected with, rather than talking down his nose at them (he would never call Americans deplorable); plus as a billionaire businessman who had written a book about deal making he had obvious transferable skills.

      To say anything other than the character or the candidates tilted the election seems stupid to me.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        BB “To say anything other than the character or the candidates tilted the election seems stupid to me.”

        Quite so, especially when one considers the primary and secondary aspects of the US Presidential Election and, even more so, when you drill down to different primaries, some where the potential voters represent the opposing Party.

        The MSM seem to ignore that inherent safeguard while completely overlooking the potential of hackers to mess with electronic registration and voting systems. Brains are obviously not working in N&CA at Broadcasting House.

        Blinded by their Alt-Left hatred of Donald Trump the person and/or Republicanism (US style), perhaps?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Or worse it might have been written by a beeboid like Nickolas Robinson

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Like the No. 38 bus, news some don’t want comes in threes:

    BBC not really twigging ‘trust’, or lack of, can extent to those who seem to have to claim they have it more than most.

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  5. MartinW says:

    None of the admittedly limited number of BBC News programmes I have listened to has mentioned or discussed yesterday’s meeting that Kenneth Clarke, Nick Clegg and Andrew Adonis had with M. Barnier. Have the BBC covered it, I wonder, or have they decided to turn a blind eye (after all, there are much more earth-shattering and important issues to cover, like Kevin Spacey). Clarke and Clegg are free to do what they want, but Adonis, as Transport ‘Tsar’, is a high level government advisor. It seems to me his position is now untenable, and should be sacked immediately.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Odd. It has been all over twitter. But admittedly not so much on the BBC. In some cases, that is just how they like it, and want people to think it should be.

      I wonder if the BBC will mention our merry musketeers’ visit when next in the studio or, in Marr like courtesy, not mention it?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      MartinW
      I suppose they’ll be back and be doing a round of EU propaganda interviews to further undermine our cause – aided and abetted by the main stream cheerleaders. Since st Clegg was dumbed by his voters perhaps the good people of Nottingham could do the same to Clarke next time so he can shuffle of fir a sleep in the peers . Adonis doesn’t count as he’s a Blair bitch .

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    • theisland says:

      NF has now written to Barnier to ask for a meeting.

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  6. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch
    Luvvies , journos and politicians engaging with opposite gender shock.
    Al Beeb got some gay actor on for a chat to say how he gave a nosh to a producer and got is career going when he was 19. They are queuing up now, I like the historic one where the minister for boredom put his hand on Julia Hartley jams leg 15 years ago.
    What the hell is going on?

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  7. Fedup2 says:

    Isn’t it great ?
    The president of the republic of Catalonia has gone to Belgium and may well apply for political asylum in another Eu country ! Will Spain be deemed an unsafe country ? Why didn’t he claim asylum in the first safe country he landed in – France – in accordance with that treaty every country merrily ignores – turning Blighty into a dustbin of false claims…

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  8. Sinniberg says:

    The BBC are in meltdown this morning with another doomsday headline.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41803604

    I’m guessing Brussels phoned them yesterday and told them to “redouble their efforts” and put another shot across the bow.

    I left a comment telling the BBC to “give it a rest” and that I now use other unofficial news outlets to get the truth because the BBC is no longer trustworthy and just broadcasts fake news and biased propaganda.

    However, a message came up that my post would be seen/veted by a moderator before being posted.

    20 minutes later when I arrived at work I checked to see if it had been uploaded but there was no sign of it.

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  9. Pounce says:

    I see the bBC has yet another Muslim victim story on its front page:
    This is my country, too
    “This year has seen a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes, and a new survey shows women are suffering the most – so what’s it like to be a black British Muslim woman at the moment? Not great, says Muna Ahmed.

    Funny thing about that spike in Anti-Muslim hate crimes, only one Islamic person has been murdered for being a Muslim by a Non-Muslim in the Uk this year . The last I looked 35 non-Muslims have been murdered by Muslims in the same time frame. As for women suffering the most, I’m pretty sure if we add up all the incidents of rapes, assaults and grooming incidents White women are more at risk of abuse from Muslims in the Uk, than Islamic women are from funny looks.

    Finally regards that spike in hate crimes:
    In 2015, Britain recorded eight times as many hate crimes as the United States, which has five times as many people; that was 31 times the hate crimes reported in France and 88 times the total in Italy. The number of reported hate crimes in Britain has risen for two reasons: increased public awareness and changes in the law so that almost anything can be recorded as a hate crime. Which kind of explains how the bBCs fav reporting site ‘Tell Mama’ used abuse from seen on the internet from non Brits as Hate crimes carried out in the UK.

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    • Kaiser says:

      everytime one appears in court on terror charges

      the bbc counters it with the oppression of muslims or a muslims are wonderful story

      it states “A man mimed shooting Linda with a rifle as he crossed the road. A man spent an entire train journey staring aggressively at Sonya, his face inches from hers”

      it of course should have correctly added “She claims”

      now man found guilty of plotting to blow her up, decapitate her , poison her with ricin that would actually be real news

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    • Beeb Brother says:

      We are a remarkably tolerant and decent people. I never see the slightest hint of any ‘hate crime’ and I get out and about a lot. I wish they could stop putting us down.

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      • Pounce says:

        BB wrote:
        “We are a remarkably tolerant and decent people. I never see the slightest hint of any ‘hate crime’ and I get out and about a lot. I wish they could stop putting us down.

        Good point, instead of stating that actually when it comes to the crunch, the UK has a much better record of integration that most countries in the world. The liberal media continues to spread the message that the reverse is true. and I’m a Paki looking bloke saying that

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        • johnnythefish says:

          The BBC will never cease in its agenda to divide us, no matter how artificially. Like the ‘settled science’ of AGW if you repeat a lie often enough many people will start to believe it, especially if the messenger has special ‘trusted’ and ‘impartiality’ status.

          It’s what the Left do, and I’m beginning to think now that the BBC isn’t just Left, it’s Hard Left.

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          • cockneyboy says:

            Johnnythefish, agreed, however in my view the BBC is the propoganda arm of the all powerfull global masters community and not actually left wing or right wing come to that.
            It just uses the left as useful idiots and the right as scape goats.

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            • MarkyMark says:

              Tolerance … the new world leader shows what to do …

              Oh, wait … BBC Search Chinese area of ‘Xinjiang ban’ …

              China Uighurs: Xinjiang ban on long beards and veils
              China Uighurs: Xinjiang city of Urumqi to ban Islamic veil
              China bans Xinjiang officials from observing Ramadan fast
              Xinjiang city bans Islamic dress on public transport
              ‘All-out offensive’ in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances
              China police arrest Xinjiang ‘terror gang’
              China sentences 55 people in Xinjiang stadium
              Imam of China’s largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

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            • johnnythefish says:

              cockneyboy – good point. Yes, it’s a strange old mix especially when time and again Soros’s name keeps cropping up as being at the heart of it. However, if you look at the UN’s Agenda 21, which seems to be the catalyst designed and approved by all these one-worlders to facilitate their goal, it’s overwhelmingly authoritarian and socialist.

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          Pounce
          Integration is surely what goes on in ones brain not the hue of ones hide.

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  10. Beeb Brother says:

    On page 21 of The Times today is an article about people complaining to the BBC about how they use the news to plug their own programmes. Don’t they know actual news is hate crime now?

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    Al Beeb spent years moaning about banks then when they start talking about leaving for mainland Europe al bed. Sees it as bad news. The hypocracy .

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  12. BRISSLES says:

    Apropos Julia Hartley-Brewer’s kneegate. Well done her for actually remembering an incident from 15 years ago ! and how did it come to light now anyway ? who leaked it ? I’d be hard pushed to remember a hand on my shoulder, elbow, knee or anywhere else from last week, let alone the number of times I had a pair of hands on my shoulders as I worked in 2002, and by whom !!!!

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    • GCooper says:

      The irony of seeing the awful Victoria Darbyshire droning on about this earlier was too much for me. I can’t stand her at the best of times but unless I’m much mistaken wasn’t her own sudden meteoric rise to prominence coincidentally timed with a fortuitous, adulterous, affair at the BBC?

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Absolute GC.
        And not forgetting Sarah Lancashire, who also had a meteoric rise in her career – coincidentally around the time she married BBC bigwig Peter Salmon in 2001.

        (from her Wiki…… In the summer of 2000, Lancashire signed a two-year golden handcuffs contract with the ITV network which made her the UK’s highest paid television actress.)

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        • Scroblene says:

          And there was Marr groping some bird outside the pub too, but that’s alright I suppose, after all, he needs every bit of help he can get.

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  13. JamesArthur says:

    Fed up

    I was listening to that and thought same thing – it seems the BBC is quite happy to denigrate Christianity at the drop of a hat but don’t whatever you do criticise any other religion. They also bang on about the decline in Christianity as though that is some reason to knock it – but always link it to church attendance – I am a Christian but I don’t go to church- when you look at the attitudes of the head of the CoE is it any wonder?

    I can’t wait for the new Brexit programme next week…even the trailer for it has tone of negativity…Not even an attempt to keep it neutral…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      James ,
      I liked the way the Archbishop of cantab didn’t mention Our Lord Jesus Christ ( happy to be corrected) but when the Cardinal was interviewed he managed to slip the words ‘God’ and Jesus Christ into the interview before the head girl cut him off . Happy All Souls Day tomorrow. The other day someone asked me if it had anything to do with Halloween – I kid you not – as some say ( slipped in a bit of albeeb interview technique eh? Some say…)

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Fedup2
        Perhaps the Cardinal said “Jesus Christ” because the head girl had just flashed her threepenny bits.

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    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      James,
      they think “church” means the buildings. The cathedrals & attendance of rituals. They don’t understand that The Church as defined by it’s founders is the worldwide body of believers in Jesus. The secularised/institutional versions of Christianity may have declined but the Body of Christ is alive & well in Britain, Europe, America & all over the globe. It’s just not newsworthy. There are even underground churches in places like China & Iran. Again, not newsworthy. They can’t quantify the wind.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Lucy, you describe well the essential division that used many years ago to be described as ‘the visible Church’ and ‘the Church invisible’. A very good reason as to why Protestants no longer hunt out Catholics and Catholics no longer burn Protestants at the stake.

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    • johnnythefish says:

      JA – whilst the decline in Christianity is unfortunately true, the growth in Islam is equally true but the BBC never mentions that fact. Perhaps they don’t want to alarm us comatose, knuckle-dragging morons in case we take up arms or something? Or maybe it’s a stealth thing – don’t say anything and they won’t notice what’s happening…

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      • chrisH says:

        Would argue that the rise in Islam is related to the decline in Christianity.
        A muscular Christianity with American freedom based on Jesus made South Korea a stunning example of church growth and a mass change in societal values-and all from nothing after WW2.
        Here in the UK, we farmed out any Christian efforts to poor Billy Graham , and had absolutely NO answers to the likes of Frost, Lennon, Jagger or Cleese-let alone far more potent influences like Greer, Clay/Ali and the likes of Major onwards.
        The Tories today are similar-no vision, no answers-in office but not in power-and left hoping that the Brownshirts and the liberal crud will be content to let them crawl off to die with their pensions.
        No-John Paul 2 was the last Church leader we`d be getting for the world, Benedict was the last European prophet.
        At least islam stands for something, it honours Jesus much more than most.
        Gods enema, Gods dildo for a fucked up world.
        Still though-He`ll have His victory using Christians-but Lord alone how He`ll do it.
        Guess it`ll be via the likes of Nazir Ali, as well as fellow pilgrims like Jonathan Sacks and Leonard Cohen…may need to remove that “Christian” franchise first though from his so-called “church”.
        But the Good guys n gals(sorry!) do win-I know-I`ve read the Book to the end,so I know.

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  14. Beltane says:

    Following our Mr Carney’s latest doom-mongering – 750,000 or somesuch jobs to go, building collapses, mass suicides etc etc, after Brexit – I’m all the more sure the snidey little chap is after compulsory replacement, together with a ‘commensurate’ pay off of course, so he can take up the job with the climate-change crew which surely awaits him.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Why don’t London Finances relocated to Somalia to start a finance capital there? Oh, wait … bad news coming in …

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      • Scroblene says:

        Actually, Marky, you have a good point here…

        If foreign holidays are so important, then why don’t leisure companies buy a small African state, and make it a holiday paradise?

        They can ban snakes and stuff, and have a freeport for booze!

        Marvellous opportunity I’d have thought!

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Society Items on home page 31oct2017

    Calls to ban Coca-Cola Christmas truck from Liverpool {ENGLAND}
    “Calls have been made to ban the Coca-Cola truck from Liverpool this Christmas amid concerns about obesity levels in the city.”

    Are these pictures a reflection of real beauty? {ARTS}
    “Go to Google Images right now,” says photographer Mihaela Noroc, “and search ‘beautiful women’.”

    The city where you need a license to dance seeks law change {US & CANADA}
    “Dancing may be the universal language, yet it is all but banned in New York City because of a decades-old “Cabaret Law”.”

    – BBC what about … “Bangladesh Bans Two International Islamist Charities (Muslim Aid and Islamic Relief Worldwide) {dailycaller 24oct2017}” – using their work as a cover to radicalize vulnerable Muslim refugees

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  16. Beltane says:

    Another exciting news item is that the much-loved public hero ‘Moses’ Farah is to part company with the dubious trainer Alberto Salazar in order to ‘come back home and watch Arsenal’. Watch this space for final and positive disclosure of Salazar’s training methods, avoid comparisons with rats leaving ships and rejoice in the adulation to come on his favourite promotional medium. Suggestions that London’s premier footballers are due to take up residence in Mogadishu are apparently unfounded.

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Al Beeb are broadcasting a documentary about some called Robert sands – a terrorist in Northern Ireland who starved himself to death a long time ago. I watched it out of duty . It turns this evil creature into a saint. It does not mention the 57 souls taken during the 217 days of the various hunger protests. It seems for al Beeb – some lives are worth more that others and reminds one that Beeb bias goes back a long way.

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    • Pounce says:

      It won’t be long before the bBC rewrites Hitler, Stalin and OBL as victims of a huge misunderstanding by the British press

      That Islam is a region of peace

      And that the UK is the most racist place in the Universe.

      No wait….

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      • Dystopian says:

        Yes no doubt at some point in the future there will be a retrospective outcry about all those bigoted young extreme right wing fascists who had the audacity to try and defend their countries from those poor oppressed Nazis.

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    • Dystopian says:

      Fedup, they are presently doing the same thing with those poor naive, misunderstood returning Jihadis who desperately want to be accepted as part of our society. Talk of fast tracking them to the top of Council housing waiting lists. Why not give them all a million quid to make them feel special too!

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Dyst,
        I thought it was a joke – but perhaps if the drones could be given the co ordinates it might make things easier.

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        • Dystopian says:

          Yes Fedup, I did too (think it was a joke). I had to laugh when JHB on Talk Radio said that, on hearing the news, she thought she had, somehow, mistakenly wound her clock back to April 1st rather than GMT!

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    • RJ says:

      “Al Beeb are broadcasting a documentary about some called Robert sands”

      Didn’t The Hollies record a song about him? He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Bobby Sands chose to die. Not one single victim of IRA violence did. But at least he hated “the Brits”.

      No wonder the BBC love him so much.

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    • chrisH says:

      Time for a return of the Sands Diet.
      Bit stringent-but you become an MP and get a nice card from Jeremy Steptoe.
      If you`re a bit of a wimp-try the Prescott one. Get a free knee trembler in a mortuary of your choice.

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  18. Sluff says:

    On Toady this morning.
    A 100 year old gentleman who is proudly selling poppies for the Royal British Legion.
    He survived three years in Auschwitz doing slave labour for the IG Farben chemical factory, and then also survived the death march out if there in early 1945. He barely mentioned the events until he was about 80.
    Meanwhile….. apparently 11000 people may need counselling or other mental health support ‘because of Grenfell tower’.
    Words absolutely fail me.
    If only I could direct some of my taxes to him rather than to them.

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Those 11000 (really that many?) are obviously after compensation.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        From the Independent

        Get your claim in now. Go to the top of the queue to see a doctor
        ———————————————–
        The mental health response following the Grenfell Tower fire is the biggest operation of its kind in Europe, a doctor has said, with numbers affected likely to exceed 11,000.

        The unprecedented need following the blaze has transformed the Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) into “the largest trauma service in the UK”, according to chief psychologist Dr John Green.

        More than 1,300 people have been seen by CNWL and GPs after the fire, either for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) screening or Grenfell-related physical health concerns.

        Health professionals in London estimate that around 11,000 people in the wider Grenfell area could experience difficulties of some description, though not all will necessarily seek treatment, while the fire may also have been triggering for others across the country.

        http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/thousands-mental-health-help-grenfell-tower-fire-central-and-north-west-london-nhs-trust-a8026551.html

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    • Dystopian says:

      11000? Is that how many illegals were hiding under the beds there?

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      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        Dystopian
        “illegals” You mustn’t say that! They are undocumented Grenfell residents.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Illegal is the old term, please use “Undocumented, irregular, economic dreamers.” to stop Hate.

          “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime (hate crime) literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten.”
          – Orwell, 1984

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  19. thirdoption says:

    The BBC are still droning on about Michael Fallon touching Julia Hartley Brewer’s knee 15 years ago but fail to pass comment on the fact that she said to him “If you do that again I’ll punch you in the face”.

    Can the BBC confirm that it would be okay for a man to punch a woman in the face should she touch his knee?

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Ten years ago I was actually sexually assaulted by an older female workmate, we were in a kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil, she was behind me and suddenly grabbed my arse, I had to tell her twice to get off and pushed her away, but I just laughed it off, I should have gone for compensation.

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    • johnnythefish says:

      I remember one Christmas in the early 70s when various parties were going on in the building where I worked. I’d gone back to my desk in a small office which was empty. A young lady who I had previously only known by sight suddenly came in, put her arms round me and gave me a very deep frenching (kiss, that is), then disappeared.

      I didn’t have the heart to complain.

      #itsdifferentforgirls

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  20. countryblues says:

    Sorry, not BBC but, CH4 (not much difference these days) last night “Is Britain Full?” I felt there were countless questions that were not even asked or considered.

    For instance, if so many people were leaving northern cities (Liverpool, Glasgow etc.) for London then how come 600,000 whites left London 2001-2011? The 2021 census figures will be interesting!

    Immigration was barely mentioned 🙁

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  21. Pounce says:

    Well worth watching :

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  22. StewGreen says:

    BBC Narrative : Universities are intelligent & trustworthy
    ,whilst Brexiteers are thick and dodgy.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    From the “97% of news is PR” dept
    The Lancet launches its LancetCountdown project
    Plucky people Luke Ben Pile tackle the BS emanating from it.

    Ben Pile
    This is the biggest @TheLancet story since Andrew Wakefield’s paper in 1998/9

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    • StewGreen says:

      See they spin out negatives to mask the positives of our progress.

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    • johnnythefish says:

      The medical profession has become just another base for hard left activism. Their refusal to do as their employer instructs them and take payment for treatment from foreign nationals claiming ‘we are not the government’s border guards’ says it all. In other words they are open borders, internationalist and re-distributionist – straight out of the Momentum handbook on How to be a Country-Wrecking Communist Twat.

      Don’t know about the long march through the institutions, doesn’t seem to have taken long at all – the Marxist bastards have infiltrated every aspect of public life.

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      • GCooper says:

        They have been at it since the 1920s. There is a lot of very good, well researched, historical information on the subject from released MI5 (and other) files which would make a fascinating TV series. It would show just how hard the Soviet Comintern systematically worked to spy on and undermine western society for decades and was still hard at it in the 1970s.

        Of course, anything that would risk exposing the huge extent of communist subversion in the UK is never going to be an easy sell at the BBC. Far better to fake-up some frothy hysteria about a non-existent ‘far Right’.

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        • johnnythefish says:

          There’s about as much chance of them making a programme on that as there is about them doing a retrospective on the wars waged by the Arabs against Israel.

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  24. JimS says:

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    You can even get it to direct Katty Kay tweets straight to your door!

    An excellent site for seeing what is on Radio 4
    Not only does it give you a summary of each programme and who is in it but it also tells you when it is on!

    An excellent site for finding ‘stuff’
    It’s so good it became a verb!

    An excellent site for considered discussion about BBC bias
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    • Guest Who says:

      For one who has no time to be bothered with being bothered, that seems a whole lot of bother just engaged upon.

      ITTB is an excellent complement to hear, your rite.

      Though its inability to hyperlink can slow things down.

      (You may need to ponder who is trolling whom).

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.”

      An excellent site for Social Justice Warriors
      “By 2020, the SJW Site wants its employees to comprise 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.”

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    • johnnythefish says:

      Old {very old} IT joke: ‘Q: What goes ‘pieces of seven, pieces of seven’? -A: A parity (parroty) error’.

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  25. johnnythefish says:

    Re: earlier discussion about posting tweets on here.

    I’m all for doing it if its relevant to exposing BBC bias and agendas. The tweets from BBC staff have been real eye-openers for me in terms of how brazenly they express their left wing, anti-Trump, anti-Brexit, pro-EU, pro-open borders, pro-Islam, pro-Labour, pro-Green, pro-AGW alarmism etc etc.

    So keep ’em coming.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Wonder how much ‘This is terrifying.’ cost the TV Tax Payer per letter typed by BBC’s Katty Kay? No actual news in the title – just a statement of drama. Save money and just type ‘OMG!’ all the time …

      This is terrifying. – typical Katty Kay twitter!

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    • Guest Who says:

      JtF – BBC staff on social media do write some really stupid things.

      So much so, it even dawned on those higher up.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2011/07/bbc_social_media_guidance.html

      ‘The guidance is based on common sense, the section on personal activity starting with the phrase: “Don’t do anything stupid”‘

      Seems like most staff, perhaps older or too busy, couldn’t be bothered to read it.

      Result for any less sure of their impartiality and sharing tangible examples: happiness.

      Just to keep ’em coming, here is one from the Bickering Katty comment section stateside:

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      • JimS says:

        So someone who may or may not be Laura Bicker, who may or may not work for the BBC ‘tweets’:

        “Twitter says Russia-linked automated accounts sent 1.4 million tweets about 2016 US election or 0.74 % of all election tweets”

        Assuming that ‘Twitter’ is reliable(!) then the above reads as a neutral statement of fact. Indeed it could be argued that it ‘balances’ the sensational ‘1.4 million’ with the relative insignificance ‘0.74%’ and so is to be commended! Hardly ‘bias’.

        As we said in the days when we only had ‘O’s, “Garbage In, Garbage Out”.

        The TwitterTroughers have out-maxed Maxicony by destroying this site with all this meaningless trivia.

        There is plenty of real BBC bias out there. Read it, hear it, see it, identify it. Then report it in such a way that the rest of us poor mortals can understand what exactly you have found. That does require a bit more thought than just cutting and pasting contextless c***p from your Twitter stream.

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        • StewGreen says:

          Oh It is Laura, cos that blue tick signifies verified account
          I think @GuestWho is saying 99.26% of Election tweets had nothing to do with the Russians

          BTW Laura misleads cos the tweet analysis period was only 10 weeks Sep-Nov15 2016
          Explain twitter Corp

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        • Guest Who says:

          Jim, you may or may not ok Hun?

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    • chrisH says:

      Agreed johnny.
      I ersonally lose track of the endless drive bys, smears and slights from paid BBC staff and their edited talking heads.
      Some of us are great at noting them all, others good at complaining to “authorities” supposed to prevent it.
      But I myself try to see trends…note people and what they shoose to tell us.
      I`d rather go to the source, rather than get bogged down in all the details and timings. And seeing as we know that Dimbly has been primed to seek evidence that the BBC use “because of Brexit or despite Brexit”it doesn`t take too much effort for a Scruton or Rees Mogg to give specifics.
      The Right needs to know what the BBC are up to, and tell them live on air before it`s edited.
      This is NOT aimed at yet another Katty Kay barb-I don`t listen to her, I know what she says.
      Some of us want the punctured tyre fixed-others are happy to try even as the wheel is spinning on them.
      I want the bike smashed to bits-the BBC have got to go, why tell them that I`m not happy. Better to put a brick into their windows, and deal with their staff outside-thats what Momentum do isn`t it?
      And that gets called “passion” when the Left does it.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Climate : Real data kicks in on LA Nina

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  27. Diane-abbotts-penis says:

    The poor dears feel so unsafe in the new post-Brexit nasty UK…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41763388

    Yup, it’s all our fault, Tell Mama’s ‘impartial’ data collection said so.

    Cnuts.

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  28. StewGreen says:

    Maybe some people don’t know that the spacebar or PgDown button are a quick way of scanning down the page ?
    Shift-space scans upup

    Also its dead simple to switch images off in your browser , so only see text.

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    • GCooper says:

      It would help if the ‘Recent Comments’ feature worked properly. Clicking on an individual post seems to take two attempts to hit the target these days.

         2 likes

  29. StewGreen says:

    Brexit : news the BBC doesn’t bring you

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  30. Guest Who says:

    The lurid headline aside, this is tragic. As is the headline.

    There is a linked video section that requires Flash. I don’t have Flash. Some in the BBC may have missed this link too:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40716304

    The BBC does however add tweet examples (suitably edited) in illuminated script, ironically.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    Racism Comment : cos the BBC doesn’t bring you Rod Liddle vs David Lammy

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    • Pounce says:

      Just to point something out Lammys statement about no black students accepted at oxbridge. Actually he said black British students, as if we look at the total number of ethnic people accepted by oxford, ( Which includes oxbridge) we arrive at a. Figure of 15% which is higher than than the national average of non whites which is around 13% and here are a few more oxford facts:

      41% of our academic staff are citizens of foreign countries.
      Our academic staff come from almost 100 different countries and territories.
      43% of our total student body – over 9,900 students – are citizens of foreign countries, including 20% of undergraduates and 64% of graduate students.
      The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. Latest figures (entry 2016) show that, of places offered to British students attending schools or colleges in the UK, more than 59% of undergraduate places went to students from the state sector.
      https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures?wssl=1
      https://public.tableau.com/views/UoO_UG_Admissions2/NationalityandDomicile?%3Aembed=y&%3Adisplay_count=yes&%3AshowTabs=y&%3AshowVizHome=no

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      • StewGreen says:

        Black and BME are different
        Black are half the 3% they should be
        BME should be 18% cos that is the ratio for 18year olds
        Saturday I posted details here.
        I’ll dig out the link later

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        • Guest Who says:

          ‘I’ll dig out the link later’

          A link?????!!!!!!!

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      • StewGreen says:

        As I said the results for unis in general are staggering
        Last year BME were 29% of new entrants at degree level

        link to my old comment

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  32. Guest Who says:

    https://bbcwatch.org/2017/10/31/background-on-a-recurrent-bbc-interviewee/

    Not just Nick, Ken, Adonis, Hesletine, etc, then?

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    Can a Facebook friend request be ‘harassment’? {bbc.co.uk 31oct2017}
    “A filmmaker touched off a debate in Pakistan revolving around one question – can a Facebook friend request ever be considered harassment?”

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    – From Pakistan who implement blasphemy in 2017 … facebook is harassment. Hate Crime?

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  34. StewGreen says:

    FakeNews : You get the survey results you pay for

       6 likes

  35. StewGreen says:

    PC madness : Lewis Blacking up
    Normal media report the story
    BBC Sussex take you direct to the anti-petition #Impartial ?

       10 likes

  36. StewGreen says:

    Islamic raper : Times report accusations after 1 week ..Tarik Ramadan
    And BBC ?

       5 likes

  37. StewGreen says:

    Sex Assaults : Where’s the BBC spreadsheet ?
    Another case to add

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    • RJ says:

      This isn’t the BBC, but Channel 4 is almost the same thing.

      While we’re on the topic of sexual assaults, last night saw the return of “999, What’s Your Emergency?” It was about sex crimes in Wiltshire, “with women being targeted by predatory males”. As usual several different cases were featured. All of the offenders shown on camera were white.

      Why am I not surprised?

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  38. Guest Who says:

    http://tradingaswdr.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/katz-out-of-bag.html?

    The BBC audience’s loss is the Ch4 audience’s… ?

    See if he can do for them what he did for Operation Clarke County.

    Still, Jon Snow is now in even better company.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Brexit : BBCweb topbar of Brexit doom

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    • taffman says:

      One wonders why the BoE and Al Beeb are continuing to talk down the British economy, its almost as if they are on a death wish. Surely It drives a lack of confidence in potential investors.
      Are they being directed to do this by ‘higher powers’?
      Despite this the £ jumps to 1.14 Euro .
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-41770277

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  40. taffman says:

    “Brexit minister says ‘basic’ EU deal likely even if trade talks fail”
    “Mr Davis told a parliamentary committee that even if Britain failed to strike a formal trade deal both sides were likely to have agreements in areas such as aviation that would allow planes to fly between Britain and the EU.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-41770277
    Imagine the effect on EU economy if British tourists ceased to head for the continent ?

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  41. StewGreen says:

    Sex Assaults : Our host just tweeted about the Labour Conference hushed up rape

       15 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Underneath LauraK’s tweet Labour activists have tweeted
      “yeh what about the Tory 36” etc.


      https://twitter.com/liam86uk/status/925409398830313472
      DNe6OG1W4AAhWW5.jpg

         5 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        So while the police are running around Twitter chasing rape threats against LabourWomen
        LabourParty are covering actual rapes by Labour officials ?

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        • chrisH says:

          I move that Labours “independent enquiry” into their shenanigans be held by a well-respected , political big beast who knows of these things. Step forward Lord John Prescott to save the party we love.
          Where`s Tracey Temple these days?
          Surely the One Show and Channel 4 News would be throwing money at “our Tracey” to spill the seed if not the beans on MPs, necrophilia and bulimia.
          Very Jeremy Kyle…come on BBC!

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  42. taffman says:

    “Is there a butter crisis in France?”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41766352
    And
    “Brexit is having a very positive effect – we have farmers who are getting a much better milk price and we also have more interest from countries inside Europe and outside Europe for fresh British milk. We are trying to supply that need.”
    “He says the Chinese are interested in British milk because they see it as “pure”. They also want to know exactly which farm the product is coming from. ”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41684652
    Our farmers will do well once we are out of the EU – we should have left long ago !

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    • tomo says:

      Check out present butter prices in New Zealand….. !

      The milk smuggling through Hong Kong continues apace…..

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  43. Sluff says:

    bBBC London are mourning the first anniversary of the bulldozing of the Calais refugee camps.
    Two asylum seekers who made it to London are featured.
    One is an Iranian, good English, educated, an IT specialist who went on to win sn animation competition.
    The other a Syrian who appears to have no work and is waiting forvsomevsort if refigee card. He is living in a very nice house which is apparently provided by a private family.
    But in all the coverage …..not one woman!!!!
    Weird. I thought the bBBC told us how many women and children there were.
    But the bBBC is absolutely incapable of sny kind of analysis, instead we are just supposed to accept the unadulterated virtue-signalling.
    The bBBC. To inform, educate, entertain, and brainwash.

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  44. StewGreen says:

    Orwell Unis : The Sussex University Free speech story
    http://www.tfa.net/this_is_much_more_sinister_than_just_generation_snowflake

       4 likes

  45. chrisH says:

    Hold fast friends. All this Trump and Russia crap is boiling up nicely.
    The BBC and CNN run into parked cars and make lots of noise. Little Evan last night seemed awful pleased, and who can blame the lefties?
    They own the media-they own the politics and the law, the money and the rest of it.
    And-like Gina Miller or Michel Barnier-you could be forgiven for thinking that it`s lost.
    We`ll die in the EU, with Trump in supermax and Soros crowing as he brings Anjems and Muhammads from all over the place to give us an update of the Handmaids Tale. But I say no.
    Like Leveson or Andrew Gilligans personal organiser-this is best in show shampoos from the liberal pink poodles. Yapping to themselves, all that howling feedback that nobody outside CNN, The Senate or saviles bouncy castle gives a damn about.
    Consider this.
    In Kazakhstan or some other God-forsaken ex bit of Russia likes one vast yellowcake -urine soaked ialong with a $12 million piece of yellowing Hillary funded “dossier”.
    It all came out last week-so since then, we`ve had what the BBC, FBI and CNN, Wall St News choose to send us.
    Trump however needed not a cent from Hillarys backers, let alone Putins roubles.
    Clean as a whistle-but the DNC from Obama, Clintons down to hades are up to their brass necks in ts.
    The fuse has been lit, the idiot lefty media will continue to go back to the Catherine Wheel because it`s yet to start going. But the fuse is set-the whole lot of them from 2009 will be jailbirds if Trump is slowly allowed to build his case-and he needs his brains like Bannon and Seb to do this.
    Sense they`re onto it-Rush Limbaugh is anyway.
    Not sure how many degrees of separation exist between Hillarys “yellowcake and dossier”-and Evan Davis musing that Trump will be impeached as a result of a couple of sprats indicted yesterday. More than six, but these oafs of the lefty media continue to poke the firecrackers with paraffin wicks and think it`s fun to play with sparklers.
    This will surely blow, This IED of their creation will hopefully kill them as media and political figures. Jailtime-FAR, far bigger than Watergate if Bannon and Gorka want to go for glory.
    Come on Trump-you`re near the heart of the swamp-get your melon baller out and scoop their black hearts out of political life for a generation.
    Tweet away sir!

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  46. Fedup2 says:

    Sky reporting 2 dead near the 9/11 site in New York with the driver of the vehicle involved detained. It might be a hate crime or even terrorism. I doubt al Beeb will report it as they are too busy talking about knees being touched 15 years ago or whether someone called Prue has given the name of someone in a baking programme ( which I’ve never seen as I don’t have a tv licence) .

    There really does seem to be a bit more madness in the air.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Fedup

      I believe that the age of terrorist attacks in the west is over. There will be no more. There will be accidents, incidents, gas explosions, electrical faults and assaults with deadly weapons. There will be no speculation about terrorism, Islam, Allah Ackibar shouts, and winesses who heard shouts, saw second shooters, and saw drivers heading directly into the crowd will be ignored.

      Accusations of spreading fake news and dismissal of conspiracy theories will play their part

      Terrorism is over, although we will still have the memories of Mair and Breivig, with increasing threats from the far right.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        2 dead near the 9/11 site in New York with the driver of the vehicle involved detained. Just a fight between two truck drivers. Move on

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Get
        Fair comment – it’s all mental issues and domestics gone wrong. See how quickly the New York attack is moved out of public consiousness and replaced by “ mp touched me knee in 2002 shock”.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 now Future Nuclear : Beeboids let Meg Hillier Labour MP of the Public Accounts committee get away with misinformation
    “we are locked into this long contract for Moorside nuclear at £92.50/MWh strike price
    , but wind is getting cheaper and is already at £57”
    You stupid woman
    #1 That is not actually the real price for wind power, it’s just a speculative bid, which can be backed out of
    The corp making it would be cross subsidising it by the other high price with contract it has.
    #2
    ..PART-time power Wind/Solar .. need backup like gas or magic batteries
    So not comparable with
    ..FULL-time power Nuclear … doesn’t need backup

       9 likes

    • tomo says:

      Having followed doings of the HoC Public Accounts Committee for several years I think there should be a test for any MPs wanting a chair there – along the lines of “how many fingers am I holding up?”

      It’s pitiful

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  48. Lucy Pevensey says:

    BBC doesn’t seem to be giving this devastating fire the same level of outraged attention as Grenfell.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-41809852

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  49. thirdoption says:

    News item number one: A terrorist attack with at least six dead in New York.

    New item number two: A female labour activist reveals she was raped by a senior labour party official and Jeremy Corbyn states that “speaking out about rape and sexual harassment takes enormous courage” and “there will be no tolerance in the Labour Party for sexism, harassment or abuse” yet he has nothing to say about the 1000’s of young girls drugged then raped and sodomised by Pakistani muslims.

    S.S.D.D. – Just another day in our multi-cultural heaven and nothing to do with Islam.

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