START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD….

Monday morning arrives and so does the latest BBC/Guardian nothing burger about the Royals using “tax havens”. Can’t wait for the BBC to cover the Guardian’s Cayman Islands tax haven. Utter garbage from the comrades to start their week of bias.

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  1. taffman says:

    “Paradise Papers: Everything you need to know about the leak”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-41880153
    What I really, really, really want to know is where do the Labour Party and Al Beeb stars stash their cash?
    😉

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  2. Thoughtful says:

    I notice that today a Gay man has been found guilty of murdering a baby girl he and his ‘husband’ have adopted. Yet the BBC doesn’t want you to know he is a Gay man, and in ever news report they have neglected to mention the fact.

    When the liberal agenda gets in the way of the news then omitting the facts make it fake news.

    Just more bias

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    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Thoughtful,
      Gay man murders baby. Not news worthy. Christian couple refuse to bake cake. Extreme homophobic-hate story. Top priority. Agenda, what agenda?

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Lucy
        I have long been of the opinion that the misdeeds of queers have been deliberately ignored by the media, giving the impression that they are all nice law abiding folk who wouldn’t hurt a fly. However, I feel that cannot be the case. Maybe this will at least bring more honesty. As a father and grandfather I have difficulty in getting my head round such a despicable deed as the one reported. A lot more thought is needed by the adoption services before taking chances like this.

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

      The BBC have the blood of English babies on their hands.

      Why?

      Because the BBC scream homophobe to anyone that might question the suitability of homosexual male couples adopting babies. Consequently councils feel pressure to fill quotas to prove they’re not homophobic by lowering their screening standards for such couples. And when those fears are realised the BBC cover up these facts.
      • Conclusion: the BBC has the blood of English babies on their hands.

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    • Englands Dreaming says:

      Thoughtful I didnt read the report by the Beeb on the murder of poor Elsie, but your post prompted me to do so.

      Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad jailed for life for murder
      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41892994

      It seems frankly incredible that the report does not mention that the adoptive couple were both men. Is this relevant? Would different rules have prevented this murder? The Beeb’s PC attitude is that such questions must not be asked or debated. This should not be the way society develops.

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      • Deborahanother says:

        Yes E D it is relevant.
        .Its a problem in that as as I understand it ,this baby had many injuries prior to the fatal one ,including hospital visits for fractures and social workers still went ahead with the adoption .One wonders if the fact they didnt intervene is because of PC .As with fear of being called racist people are scared of being called homophobic .

        In the case of Victoria Climbe social workers were scared to intervene because of culture.

        Its simply not acceptable that no in depth questions were asked about this couple after Elsies many injuries and adoption put on hold .I believe more would have been done to investigate if a heterosexual couple had the baby..

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Thoughtful
      “he and his — HUSBAND”? What ? Oh fuckity – fuck.!!

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Taff I don’t think that will come out. Labour will do its damndest to suppress bad news on either tax or sex because at the rate things are going the conservatives are going to run out of a working majority. Nothing will really change in that place – but I would love to hear that all those tax subsidised bars are to be closed but they’d never go for that. They’d have to drink with real people.

    The speaker seems to be absent in all this. He normally loves the sound of his own voice in that false grand style he pitifully adopts.

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

    BBC Headline News: “Donald Trump face found in Jarrow dog’s ears”. Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn’s head found up bitches ass. Diane Abbott was unavailable for comment.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-41887891

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    • Doublethinker says:

      No one would deserve the punishment you allude to, not even Jezza. I am struggling not to vomit at the thought of it.

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  5. Doublethinker says:

    Last week someone posted that they found the PBS America programmes about Luther and Galileo very intersteing and free from the all encompassing BBC politicisation. So I took the recommendation and watched them. Whoever posted was spot on. These are first rate dramatised documentaries.
    Then I watched a BBC programme about the French Revolution presented by some skinny PH D from Birmingham with his hair in his eyes and another BBC effort about erecting a statue of Engels in Manchester presented by some black chap, but of course there was no hint of cultural appropriation there. Both the BBC efforts reeked of leftist propaganda . No one watching them could possibly be left in any doubt that the presenters were right on leftist revolutionaries . There was absolutely no effort to tell this history from an objective balanced perspective , instead we just got a one sided hard leftist diatribe . So sad that the BBC, once many decades ago, the most trusted and best broadcaster in the world, has been reduced to a propaganda fog horn for the hard left and cannot hold a candle to PBS America. Judging by these two programmes we should be in no doubt that the BBC , far from being of the liberal left , now stands foursquare behind Corbyn and his gang of Marxists. God help our country.

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  6. G.W.F. says:

    Knee grabbing Tories is one thing but the left might be worth investigating regarding race play which, a couple of years back divided the International Socialist Network.
    According to the Urban Dictionary Race Play is

    An avant-garde, but increasingly accepted form of sexual role play in which people of different races consensually reject all political correctness (especially verbal) and propriety in favor of sexual pleasure and fulfillment.
    eg.
    racist chic niggersex
    Q: (furtively) “You into race play at all?”
    A: “Yeah, call me yo NIGGER APE – makes monkey’s dick jump like crazy!”
    —————————-
    One of its exponents was Richard Seymour, blogger, Guardian writer and former member of the SWP who along with Bunny La Roche harassed UKIP meetings as a member of UAF .
    Some here will remember Bunny Laroche in Question Time and in her many anti Farage comments on this site,. See links for further details.
    The anti fascist, stand up to racism left is dirty
    See the links. Meanwhile here is a clip of Bunny in action Bunny LaRoche – fond of calling people racist, but happy to
    support the idea of ‘race play’ sexual relationships

    .http://nopenothope.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/laroche-supported-race-play-sex-leader.html

    http://howiescorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/international-socialist-network-splits.html

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  7. Geoff says:

    BBC Points West being economical with the truth again re the attack on a 21 year old Cheltenham woman brutally attacked and robbed by 6 ‘men’ in her own home whilst her parents were on holiday.

    They did go as far to say that the ‘men’ had ‘foreign’ accents, but both local press and the Daily Mail go further and say that the accents were….’Asian’ they also report that they drove off in in a black Audi, the brand of choice for a certain criminal demographic…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5049945/Gang-brutally-rob-woman-21-Cheltenham-home.html

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    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Geoff,

      There seems to be more than enough outrage these days. But all about the wrong things. Why isn’t a story like this plastered all over the MSM 24/7 ?

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  8. Dover Sentry says:

    Any updates on Farage v BBC Telly Tax?

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  9. Beeb Brother says:

    ‘A year later: liberals still haunted by Trump’s win.’

    Oh this really did lift my spirits. A woman working for two years on Hillary’s campaign wanted to apologise to every woman she saw on the street! Liberal fears were confirmed when Trump spoke in a confrontational, unvarnished style.

    She says it has been a year of hell. Well I have loved every minute of it, and I have endured decades of alt left lunacy where anything ‘confrontational’ or ‘unvarnished’ has been thought crime. O to hear him mock Meghan Kelly for being on her period, and mock Rosie O’Donnel for being a fat pig and NEVER APOLOGISE! It has been bliss.

    The depressed woman in question gets into some more activism, noting: “Working is an incredible way of not having to deal with your feelings.”

    There you have it. I hated Obama, Blair and countless other things but I work and get on with life: no time for protests, emotional incontience and calling everyone I disagree with a Nazi. I do my job, play some sport and try to be a useful and decent human being. So much ‘activism’ is just glorified whining and a waste of time.

    If you don’t get what you want then that’s tough shit, isn’t it? Honestly the torture it has been these past decades for right wing people. We have really earned our time in the sun.

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  10. Heyho says:

    Must have missed comrade Corbyn’s apology for the tax evasion of his lifelong friend comrade Benn

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2816554/Benn-s-legacy-hypocrisy-week-revealed-arch-socialist-left-5m-children-no

    As for the BBCistan not that long ago (last year actually) that they were told to stop their tax evasion.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/22/bbc-brings-85-presenters-on-staff-after-being-told-to-ditch-pers/

    They’re great these morally high brow socialists aren’t they until they’re found out to be the worst offenders!!

    Anyone else under the impression there’s a definite concerted campaign to unseat the Government and install Comrade Corbyn?

    It’s getting shudderingly close.

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  11. Pounce says:

    How the bBC peddles fake news for its own political agenda

    So the bBC is banging its gong about this case:

    A charity fears a British-Iranian woman held in Iran could have her prison sentence doubled following remarks made by the foreign secretary.

    Today is Nov 6th 2017 and on the 22nd January of this year (10 months ago) the Guardian reported this:
    UK woman imprisoned in Iran has conviction upheld in appeals court
    “A British-Iranian woman sentenced to five years in jail in Iran on unspecific charges relating to national security has had her conviction upheld in the appeals court, according to judiciary officials…..Although the exact reasons for her incarceration are unclear, Iranian authorities have hinted that her arrest is linked to the 2014 imprisonment of several employees of an Iranian technology news website, according to Amnesty International. They were given long prison terms for participating in a BBC journalism training course. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was a project assistant at the BBC’s Media Action, the broadcaster’s international development charity, in 2008-09. The BBC is loathed by the Iranian establishment, mainly for its Persian service, which is watched by millions of Iranians via illegal satellite dishes.

    And a month ago Amnesty International reported this:
    British-Iranian prisoner of conscience Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces fresh criminal proceedings
    Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in September 2016 after being convicted of “membership of an illegal group” in a grossly unfair trial by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran. The conviction was in connection with her employment at Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity organisation, as well as her past work as an administrative assistant on a BBC Media Action project to train young journalists. The sentence was upheld on appeal earlier this year and her subsequent request for judicial review was denied.

    So how the hell can the bBC scream foul play, when its friends at the Guardian and AI reported why months ago and remained silent . Its as the bBC have agenda to remove as many Tory MPs as possible, Gee I wonder why that is?

    The bBC, bringing you fake news on an hourly basis, in which to get rid of as many Tory MPs as possible resulting in a new election, with the aim of getting labour in by the back door and thus reversing the EU referendum which goes against every tenet of democracy these leftwing cants claim they subscribe to.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Pounce – agree
      I doesn’t take much looking to find the Amnesty international comment..about her working on the BBC training course..Amnesty International suggests that the arrest of Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who used to work for the BBC international charitable project Media Action, is linked to a BBC training course offered to Iranian journalists,

      I wonder why the family hasn’t asked Amnesty to withdraw its comment? And why hasn’t the BBC made any mention of her relationship with them? Maybe they have but I haven’t heard it today – just blaming Boris…

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    • StewGreen says:

      Boris blaming vs Victim blaming
      SJW thinking tells us 100% of blame lies with the perp
      .. Any questioing of that is ‘victim blaming’

      Yet when it comes to the Iranian government passing an unfair sentence
      … somehow it’s more Boris’ fault than the Iran govt

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    • ID says:

      Pounce
      Excellent post.

      There is something ridiculous about the idea that Johnson was providing evidence in a normal legal case. The Iranian regime can make up any “evidence” they want to do anything they want to their hostages while pretending they are working under the rule of law. What anyone says or does is neither here nor there.
      Your post proves that the BBC and others are using this woman as a pawn to further their own political objectives. The BBC may not lie outright, but it conceals lots of truths if it suits their agenda.

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  12. Pounce says:

    How the bBC peddles fake news for its own political agenda part 2
    So the bBC is banging its gong about this case of rape by a tory:


    Andrea Leadsom knew of a rape case that had been reported to the Commons, the Victoria Derbyshire show understands….”Amanda” said she told the Commons clerk she had been raped by someone who worked for a Conservative MP.Amanda – whose name has been changed to protect the identity of both parties – says she was raped “by someone senior to me in the Conservative Party. “It was violent. It wasn’t in Westminster, it was in my own home.” “And it shouldn’t have happened. I remember the attack, during the attack. I remember the room disappearing around me and thinking I was going to die. “When he left the next day I was at the police station within an hour and I reported it.”…The man Amanda had accused of rape, who was not an MP, strongly denied the allegation and the case was later dropped after a review of the evidence.

    So let me get this straight, girl brings back work mate back home they have sex and in the morning she decides to call it rape. She calls the Police, they investigate and find the work mate did nothing wrong. So if the Police are saying this wasn’t rape but consensual sex , why is the bBC saying it is. But hang on, they actually know it wasn’t rape and this statement from the bbC above says why:
    Amanda – whose name has been changed to protect the identity of both parties – says she was raped “by someone senior to me in the Conservative Party.

    Really,protecting the identity of both parties. More like if the bloke is named, they will get sued for libel and slander. So instead they throw mud at the Conservatives knowing some will stick:

    The bBC, bringing you fake news on an hourly basis, in which to get rid of as many Tory MPs as possible resulting in a new election, with the aim of getting labour in by the back door and thus reversing the EU referendum which goes against every tenet of democracy these leftwing cants claim they subscribe to.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Steady on mate have some respect for rape victims.
      Sure there are plenty of false rape claims, but just cos the police decide there is not enough evidence to proceed it doesn’t mean the person wasn’t raped and doesn’t feel trauma.
      If you can’t prove you’ve been raped, you still need to do something to help prevent the perp attacking someone else in future.

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      • Pounce says:

        Steady on mate have some respect for rape victims.

        The Police have said there isn’t a case to answer. If they say it isn’t, then the bBC has no right to post about it. If they feel it was, then they would have no problem naming the bloke. (As it concerned an aide to a tory MP, I can assure you the Met wouldn’t have a problem bagging a Tory) They had no problem doing likewise with Ex MPs, Ex Generals and even a Pop star. Yet here, they have held back. It s a none story generated by the bBC to bring down the government . Think I’m kidding here is what Laura posted at 7pm:
        A bad day at the office for Theresa May
        When, a year ago the prime minister spoke to the CBI conference she called on business to save the public’s faith in capitalism. Twelve months on, her political fortunes couldn’t be more different. After a day like today she might be more concerned about the public’s faith in her government. A trio of her cabinet ministers is in trouble. Boris Johnson, for making inaccurate comments about a British woman who is in prison in Iran that could, her local MP fears, see her locked up unfairly for longer.
        International Development Secretary Priti Patel is in deep difficulty having given an inaccurate version of a recent visit to Israel….Another said “I’ve never seen anything like it”, predicting that the government might even fall apart, precipitating an election next year, Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister and Brexit never coming to pass.

        Funny how this all started with a ginger Labour MP (all gone quiet on Jarad hasn’t it) yet there’s a raft of allegations suddenly landed in the media’s lap regards the Tory party, funny that and the bBC appears to be getting all the best stories.

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        • StewGreen says:

          @Pounce I agree with you that the BBC is scurrilous in this.
          But it’s not right that both the unproven rape victims and men accused falsely are both trampled under this media machine.
          Someone tried to explain before that just cos someone is not proven guilty, that doesn’t mean they are innocent.

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          • MarkyMark says:

            We have to be careful where this is going, especially with laws being eroded …. Student’s lynching sparks rare uproar in Pakistan over blasphemy killings {theguardian apr2017}
            “Mashal Khan was shot dead by a mob after a heated discussion about Abdul Wali Khan university, and activists are pointing to archaic blasphemy laws and their frequent misuse for revenge and personal gain”

            “But on 13 April – a few days after a heated discussion at his university in Mardan in north-western Pakistan – Khan was seized from his dorm room by a mob that stripped and beat him, then shot him dead.”

            – Mob rule in action – in the year 2017. The UK sends aid to Pakistan.

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          • ID says:

            Stewgreen

            So you are saying that everyone is guilty until proven guilty?

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  13. Pounce says:

    The bBC, the whitewash merchant for Islamic intolerance:

    So the bBC poster boy of so called Moderate Islam ‘Tariq Ramadan ‘ is currently in the dock after a number of women have gone to the Police saying he raped them. Yet in its only article on the subject the bBC spend more time disparaging the women rather than the Oxford Professor. (whom the bBC love to bring out on TV shows)
    Rape claims hit Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan in France
    “French prosecutors are investigating allegations by two women who say they were raped by Tariq Ramadan, a renowned Islamic scholar and Oxford professor…In a Facebook post Prof Ramadan denied the accusations, calling them “a campaign of lies”, and said his lawyer was suing the women for “slander”.
    Then the bBC posts this:
    “Ms Ayari used to wear the Islamic full-face veil but is now a secular feminist activist.

    Excuse me, what has her clothing got to do with the rape allegation, it is not germane to the matter at hand. But at a stroke, the bBC sends the message to the faithful, that this is a fallen woman (Aka Harlot, Slag, Coconut) ,and as such women like this have no problem having sex against the wishes of decent men like Ramadam (And so their word cannot be trusted) who is allowed to challenge the accusation by playing the jew card:
    “Mr Ramadan denounced the allegations as “a campaign of slander clearly orchestrated by my long-time adversaries”.

    And today the case took another turn when Charlie Hebdo stating it has received death threats over its latest Front cover which has a cartoon Ramadan with a huge erection in his pants stating he is the 6th pillar of Islam.
    France: Charlie Hebdo receives death threats over Tariq Ramadan cartoon
    (Yes the cartoon can be found at the above link)
    Funny how the bBC which can bring to the frontpage any incident of ‘Islamophobia’ hasn’t done so regards actual threats to a company which saw 12 people murdered over Free speech. A Human right the bBC claims it defends.

    The bBC, the mouth piece and apologist for political Islam, paid for by you.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Time to ask Tariq Ramadan important questions of 2017 …

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

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

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  14. Pounce says:

    The bBC and a couple of stories about giving the finger:
    Heroine
    Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger
    Despite losing her job, the 50-year-old says she does not regret “flipping off” the motorcade

    Victim
    British man held in Dubai for raising middle finger
    Jamil Ahmed Mukadam said he reacted “in frustration” when another driver cut him off in traffic

    The bBC, openly bringing you double standards when it comes to reporting ton President Trump.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Pounce
      Woman loses her job for showing the middle finger. I don’t know. I think that’s a bit harsh. Maybe she should just have been called in and told that it’s bad form to give the finger to the President’s motorcade. Surely we are big enough to laugh at this kind of thing if we consider ourselves to be Libertarians. I feel certain that if a Trump supporter flipped the finger to Mrs Clinton we would find it rather amusing even if she didn’t.

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      • Pounce says:

        Lefty wrote:
        “Woman loses her job for showing the middle finger. I don’t know. I think that’s a bit harsh.

        I’ll agree with you, however and a big however, is how the left have championed moral outrage in which to silence anybody who doesn’t fit their narrative. Have you noticed how so many of these so called angry people seen on the telly attacking a Tory , Tory Policy or Farage are then later exposed as professional agitators. How many times have we seen somebody investigated, suspended or even sacked for hurt feelings. You only have to look Thachell and Greer were no platformed for being…racist and “transphobic”. Really.

        The problem we in the UK have, is we use the morals in place here in which to selectively judge the actions of others elsewhere. So we have Trump, hated by the left, yet his only crime is he became President amid a rash of fake news stories about him.
        Golden Showers
        Russian Links
        Racist
        Islamophobe

        All he has done is play them at their own game and for that he is pillared.

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          Pounce
          I don’t dispute a word you say. I merely took the report at face value (maybe unwisely) but if someone shows me the finger I find it funny. Have you not occasionally been flipped one if you make a bloomer whilst driving? Just give them one back. Even my own boys will give me this salute if we pass each other while driving. It is just a bit of fun. However none of this is intended to detract from what you say because I doubt that it was done in good humour by the dyke on a bike
          In my view this kind of thing is best completely ignored. If these people get no reaction they will get bored and desist. I like to leave it to the liberals to be offended by trivia .Did she deserve to get the sack? Not in my opinion.

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          • Pounce says:

            I haven’t responded to external stimulace whilst driving for at least 20 years.
            ( I was on leave during the 90s and was taking my niece out for a meal, I allowed a car out of a garage in front and the bloke behind started papping me, I undid my seat belt and was on my way out, when Lucy started crying , and begged me not to get out. I listened to her and since that day, no longer respond, saying that I did step into an argument at Heston service station where a big fat taxis driver was having a go at a driver, I simply walked in between them and stared at the fellow, he got in his cab and drove away.

            However my post was about how the BBC is happy to look on two incidents of giving the finger in different lights when one of the concerns somebody they don’t like.

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            • Lefty Wright says:

              Pounce
              Sure. I think your niece saved you from a whole lot of unnecessary aggro and you wisely took her advice. We have to decide what’s worth going to war over and always try to look at the big picture. Thank you for your reply.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Meanwhile in the UK:

        As to the lady, it is rather between her and her employers. Precedent can also intervene.

        They do it figuratively anyway, but BBC HR may have issues with staff literally (sorry SoL) greeting guests and viewers alike with the bird.

        Still, she and that easy to see ex-google person can doubtless vie for co-hosting the next BBC reality TV show inspired by Stuart Hughes: ‘Birds on yer Bikes’

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Guest Who

          Perhaps the customer said

          Os gwelwch yn dda y gallaf gael rôl facwn, oink! oink! Saisneg

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        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          Look, it’s getting harder to order bacon rolls these days. Someone with a big beard or a hijab might be offended. We should all learn how to order pork products and alcohol in the native British Cymraeg for our own safety.

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  15. JimS says:

    Dave Rubin: “Twitter is not real life”

    JimS: “What happens onTwitter should stay on Twitter”.

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  16. deegee says:

    Would someone explain what is the issue here? If the country involved was Uganda or Cyprus would the reaction have been the same?
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41890436

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    • Pounce says:

      Its all about MPs not going outside their remit. For a start all MPs have to submit their travel plans to the foreign office before travel. (The military do likewise to sensitive countries, when I was in Germany a member of the Int corp who lived in my building was sacked after he went to South Africa without telling anybody. Myself I went to Hong Kong a few years ago, but before I could travel, I had to visit the local Int cell in which be briefed up and I was debriefed on my return. )
      2) For an MP, they have to declare their intentions before hand, hre are Jeremy Crobyns requests to visit Iran and Gaza:
      https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628918/FOI_0391-17_Letter.pdf

      3) In Patels case, she was on Holiday and without anybody in the Government knowing, she met with senior Israeli diplomats and carried out business regards her position as official baker for British Aid. (In this case a joint adventure with an Israeli charity) However she left herself open to blackmail or even worse targeting by a terrorist Org. (When British troops visit Northern Ireland, you are briefed before hand , when you land you have to visit the local army base to be informed of anything local you should know about and then when you return visit your local int cell)

      She claimed , she informed Boris, but the fact remains, the job isn’t legal until the paperwork is submitted. Pedantic maybe, but any senior manager knows, they need that stamp and top cover before they do anything. As she has been an MP for 7 years is in the Cabinet, she knows she did wrong and cannot simply try to get away with this with a simple sorry.

      Labour MP Moon was caught out in 2010 regards tips to China and Israel which she didn’t disclosed and then afterwards asked a number of questions in Parliament:
      China
      In September 2007 Mrs Moon visited China on a trip paid for by registered sponsors of the All-Party Group on China.
      Mrs Moon visited China again in September 2008 on a visit paid for in part by the Chinese Communist Party.
      Following these visits to China, Mrs Moon asked the following parliamentary questions that relate to China, where no interest was declared. The questions were numbered 186605, 171738 and 182247.

      Israel
      Mrs Moon visited Israel in September 2005 and the trip was paid for by the Israeli minister for foreign affairs and the Labour Friends of Israel.
      Within a year of registering the trip, records show that Mrs Moon signed 6 EDMs relating to Israel and the Palestinian territories where no interest was declared.
      1. ‘IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD’ / 31.10.2005 / EDM 896
      2. ‘LONDON LAUNCH OF OPEN BETHLEHEM PROJECT’ / 08.11.2005 / EDM 983
      3. ‘ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF YITZHAK RABIN’ / 09.11.2005 / EDM 986
      4. ‘BETHLEHEM AND RACHEL’S TOMB’ / 13.03.2006 / EDM 1803
      5. ‘ISRAELI MILITARY ACTION IN THE GAZA STRIP’ / 29.06.2006 / EDM 2480
      6. ‘SITUATION IN LEBANON AND GAZA’ / 18.07.2006 / EDM 2594

      Her answer for the Israeli trip was..”It appears that I should have marked my interest by placing the letter ‘R’ after my name. This is a technical error on my part,

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      No.
      May was only at an Israeli dinner last week with Netenyahu-and this could easily have been walked through then. But May and the BBC prefer to walk the dogshit in, in front of Corbyn and Hamza/Adebolajo. And Patel plays the political apology crap, and is hereby diminished as yet another sandbag for Islam and the Left.
      Sense the Tories WANT to lose now-they`ve given up , are “Rudderless”(if only) and tired.
      Maybe once we`ve lived through the next civil war, we`ll get a new breed.

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  17. Pounce says:

    The bBC more than happy to report on how ugly white MPs are in Parliament when it comes to touching a knee after a dinner 15 years ago, trying to grab a kiss after another dinner, or even how a gay MP got it wrong when he tried to pull a blokes shirt out (As foreplay) before said bloke said Fuk this and left) There’s even a so called rape case which actually isn’t (On that note anybody heard about the Labour or even Liberal rape allegations on the bBC) The lib story has now surfaced, but not on the front page.

    Anyway with all the heightened sensitivity about sexual abuse and rape, you’d think the bBC wouldn’t have a problem reporting on the case which started today in Rotherham of 3 men (Want to guess what they look like?) over the sexual abuse of a 12 year old girl , 23 years ago.
    UK: Sex case from 23 years sees 3 men in their 30s in the dock.

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  18. cockneyboy says:

    Just watched BBC Newsnight deliver their usual, predictable, quota of anti Trump spiel via an item on Alec Voldman (not sure I got the name correct) Alec does a deprecating Trump satire on America’s Saturday Night Live show.
    True to BBC form there was no alternative view offered (to give some balance) so it was taken as read that Donald Trump is a complete joke/incompetent/asshole of the highest magnitude.
    Newsnight would not risk having an alternative view put forward by someone like (for instance) Nigel Farage., who might put forward a simple question such as – why did America elect Donald Trump and not the alternatives? (particularly Hilary)
    Perhaps Newsnight should dwell on this simple question, although of course they would’nt even consider it.
    I have just finished a glass or two of Dewars 18 year old which in my view represents a rather nice, good balanced blended scotch.
    I don’t expect BBC Newsnight to be nice but perhaps an attempt at balance would be welcome!

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    • Pounce says:

      I have just finished a glass or two of Dewars 18 year old which in my view represents a rather nice, good balanced blended scotch.

      I do like a glass, however I only drink Japanese whisky now. This is my usual tipple
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikka-784X-Barrel-50-cl/dp/B001TZASVQ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1510014728&sr=8-1&keywords=japanese+whisky

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      And Baldwin was allowed to explain his current “issues” with women in Hollywood as being best left until he`s been given that famous “time for reflection”. The BBC suckup reading Baldwins agency “questions” on cue , in fact INSISTED on this-his suggestion.
      Let`s now insist that Trump, Davis and Bojo also get this “time for reflection”-as opposed to getting shouted over and harangued.
      Where was Bonedome Will Gompertz? Doesn`t HE do those “big interviews” for Newsnight…does it GET any bigger?
      Abandon ship Kirsty! Newsnight is listing.

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  19. Loobyloo says:

    Fox News broke the UK’s broadcasting rules
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41887613

    The bBBC have the gall write this! They really are taking the piss. So are
    Ofcom.

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Priceless.
      They even call him Carson and not Carlson. Fake News as ever-and even on the basic spellcheck within the same adjoining paragraphs, they cannot be relied upon to convey a spelling correctly.
      Hope now that Fox will submit to O`Brien, to Leveson and Max Mosley-and stop their unwillingness to stay on the rails with CNN and the BBC,
      The BBC and OFCOM have basically given up, and hope that the Chinese or North Koreans will shut us up and disconnect all those who think for themselves, not for the E.U or The Clintons.

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  20. Tom_Kenny says:

    BBC R4 Today correspondent: “The problem is very rich people hiring very clever people to help them avoid tax while staying JUST within the rules.”

    No – the problem is that UK tax rates are far too high (which makes them worth avoiding) and that UK tax law is far to complicated (which offers loopholes).

    Al Beeb and the Left are now wilfully conflating tax evasion (illegally breaking the rules) and tax avoidance (legally managing one’s affairs in a manner that minimizes one’s liability for tax).

       23 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Agreed Tom
      BBC actually had a good interviewee who made the point that tax havens just depends on where you sit..the Germans see the UK as a tax haven…
      .They are still banging on about this non news – it’s just tax optimisation and legal…is there no news other than this….John Hump….to IoM spokesman..at least you are not as bad as the virgin islands..implication IoM bad..who the hell is the BBC to attack these places when they are not doing anything illegal…but I guess it’s ok if you take £3.7Bn a year off tax payers and give bugger all..

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Tom, arguably the UK tax rates are incredibly generous. Very low. The UK Income Tax regime has been far too benign for far too long for what government is tasked to do. Income Tax is going to have to go up.

      The highly paid BBC execs, managers, presenters & performers want it to remain that way, as an easy top tax regime and also with low Corporation Tax.

      That’s why they run scared at the reality of a Corbyn Government while hating the Conservatives and wanting them out of Government. They want taxes on people who earn average incomes and have to drive diesel cars to get to work or for their business and would rather have a tax on them or on electricity or cut pensions for old people.

      You forget human nature and greed. Top earners tend to be very greedy. We know this from the evidence from many sources. It is greed that drives people who have no moral compass or have one where the needle is stuck or the glass is cloudy.

      That’s the major reason people off-shore their wealth. Also having a stash to run to as a haven is their idea of heaven if and when it all falls apart back in the UK.

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      • Tom_Kenny says:

        Interesting perspective U2S – I would argue that the government is grotesquely over-tasked, and suspect that you might agree with me!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tom
      Al Beeb naturally believes tax is good – whereas I think tax is bad. Public services don’t do anything for me apart reduce the quality of my life. I know my views are a bit extreme but I believe in personal responsibility not being in s position where the state controls every thing we think and do. So I would privatise just about everything- except the military and police – but even then I’d make it more cost effective

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    • Nibor says:

      Does this fellow drive at 29mph in a thirty zone . If so he is ‘ just within the rules’ .

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  21. DickMart says:

    With this fake news offshore trust nonsense, the BBC has given up even feigning impartiality in favour of overt left-wing political campaigning.

       15 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      DM – I think the comrades at the BBC whilst very keen on promoting Comrade Oooooh Jeremy – Peoples revolution, (and we all know who the people will be), are savvy enough to realise that the Queen is still held by many of us with some affection in this country. Therefore all they can do is run this story and implicate HRH in it, then at the end of the item add a mealy mouthed rider saying that “Of course there is no evidence that the Queen was aware of this happening”. but in effect they have “knocked another brick out the wall of monarchy” by throwing more shit at someone who cannot really defend herself

      Still, BBC 1, QUEEN 0 not bad for yet another BBC Quisling powered non news story.

      Bastards

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  22. AsISeeIt says:

    Laughably self-justificatory manipulated filmed report, by the BBC, this morning on teenaged girls’ participation in sport. Taking as a cause for concern the inherent natural biological and psychological preference of young boys – over their female counterparts – to have the greater motivation to play sports and screeching “gender gap” the BBC tees up some youngsters to echo the BBC’s own in-house mantra of “what we need are role models”. One can’t but admire the resoundingly on-message on-camera chutzpah of one little miss schoolgirl who says she wants (or – what she really, really, wants… [Girl Power]) is to see broadcast less “lower league football nil-nil draws and more top line women’s sports”. Goodness knows what a ‘top line’ womens’ sport might be? What a classic BBC moment. Chaps, men, males, we think it’s all over, well it is now! Our boys are taking a helluva beating. Watching that clip I assume some limp-wristed BBC diversity scheduling mandarin’s breath came in short pants – and so did he.

       20 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      As
      I heard that al Beeb wants to do a 1000 hours of sport a year or something. Apart from the downright embarrassing coverage of low level teams in the now unimportant FA cup where are they going to get the sport ? I think they’ll extend girl footy but have trouble with teenage girl footy because of certain types of chaps. The paedo s will love it.

      So it’s down to trannies – trannie football is the future. Girls changing to chaps and chaps turning to girls with a ‘guess what?’referee. A whole new league with the added attraction of fluid gender – whatever the hell that is.

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  23. Al Shubtill says:

    Listening to Toady: Could Justine have been anymore pessimistic about Britain’s commercial opportunities “after-Brexit” with South Korea?
    Also, WTF does he need to be in South Korea anyway?

       19 likes

    • jazznick1 says:

      Al Shubtill
      Justine also spoke to some professor wonk from the LSE about losing our EU gained trading terms with the S.Koreans over our limited car exports to them.
      No mention of the floods of (mainly diesel) Kias and Hyundais arriving in the UK…………………………

      It’s called the ‘art of the deal’ – two sides involved – if they hurt us we can hurt them a lot more.

      A deal will be done – hopefully, without ANY advice from the BBC/LSE.

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    Hilarious, farcical TOADY Programme today (R4 6-9am), especially in the segment 7-7.30am and just after the half-hour.

    Justin Webb is creating man-made Global Warming by accompanying at least two other BBC man-made Global Warming creating correspondents in order to accompany the man they hate the most, President Trump, on his lengthy, gruelling, arduous, exhausting tour in the Far East.

    I suspect the US President will take it a whole lot better than snowflake Beeboids. If I was Donald Trump, I’d be tempted to get Justin Webb by the scruff of the neck at the end of the tour and take him back to the US eastward on a fourteen day road trip via burger restaurants in Washington State, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio. That should teach Justin about gruelling tours. He’ll be glad to get back to the kimchi after that!

    Justin has the BBC narrative in his back pocket and is determined to make it stick. He forgets lots of things (jet-lagged, perhaps?), especially about North Korea, South Korea, nuclear weapons, trade, diplomacy, interviewing Ambassadors who are diplomats, but he remembers the BBC narrative and is determined to make it stick.

    The interview with the British Ambassador to South Korea, a highly professional Charles Hay, who patiently answers Justin’s narrative leading questions as the skilled diplomat that one would hope a British Ambassador to be is absolutely priceless. Full-time – Charles Hay 6:0 Justin Webb.

    If you didn’t hear it, listen on Radio iPlayer – it’s fun.

    In other news, the BBC Today programme has forgotten that Boris Johnson had two terms as the Mayor of the No.1 City in the world. Boy! Do the BBC hate Boris Johnson. They are really out to get him. Funny, as a less than wonderful Mayor of London, they raised no complaints that I can remember. What has suddenly happened to Bojo? Not a question the BBC would ever ask or do any journalistic research on and report to us.

    Dom McConnell, who I rate fairly high as a Business Correspondent, let himself down badly. The BBC have suddenly discovered the world oil price.

    Dom, listen: as Business Correspondent you are meant to cover movements in key commodities all the time. Not just every now and then. Or when you feel like it or are told to do so.

    The oil price has been climbing steadily since mid-summer, just as it did last year and in many past years. There’s a reason for that: natural Global Cooling a.k.a. winter in the northern hemisphere and oil is needed for heating and power generation that do not have the national infrastructure that we have in the UK.

    Never mind, remember the hedgehogs! Hope you didn’t inadvertently grill any in your Guy Fawkes bonfire, John.

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    • Jack M says:

      Yes, it was funny, wasn’t it? At around 6.35 our Justin and Humphreys were having a right old giggle about DT not liking travelling (i.e., he’s an insular redneck) and foreign food…(ditto but squared) – but wait, Justin mentioned that President Trump managed to get some hamburgers in Tokyo, snigger. Yep, Middle East near to exploding, possible conflict in Korea, multiple potentially mind-boggling DNC corruption cases in the U.S….but there’s always, always time to laugh and jeer at the great man.

         26 likes

      • Lefty Wright says:

        Jack
        2 naughty little schoolboys sniggering together when they think they are out of teacher’s earshot. Perhaps we should reinstate caning.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        That was another moment but I don’t find that particular sniggering hilarious because I remember BBC hypocrisy over their Americaphilia* and their general incompetence, especially when their narrative has to be supported.

        Ham/beef-burgers are actually very healthy food (or, at least can be) and a very environmental (the BBC should approve!) way of minimising the impact of beef farming. They would complain about ‘big American Corporations extending their rule around the world’ but cover and praise the invention & rise of (expensive) gourmet burger outlets in their Food Programme. They are also ignoring the fact that politicians abroad, not least US Presidents, always seek to promote the interests of their own countries.

        Then there is the host country. I know the President’s Japanese hosts would be paying attention to what the President likes to eat and might be anxious to show off the qualities of one of their own chef’s abilities to create a great burger, perhaps as a tribute or form of respect.

        The BBC are becoming increasingly obnoxious. Lord Hall is presiding over a disaster. I don’t know what he does all day, it appears to be nothing at all.

        I really do wonder …

        (* Don’t get me wrong – I love America, too, along with a lot of other countries, but I just find the Beeb’s attitude & hypocrisy highly annoying.)

           20 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Jack
        At least we know that there won’t be any pictures of a beeboid have a grip and grin with President Trump . The beauties . I wouldn’t even let em in the press pool.

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  25. JamesArthur says:

    John Humphreys is a T…t taking to Liam Fox and from a position of just asking questions to which he knows Fox can’t/should’nt or won’t answer…just keeps asking banal – how, long, how, much, how, when, what…no substance..Now he is asking Fox about Boris’s comment…and twisting the words Boris said…..JH is showing himself to be an idiot at the moment…

       17 likes

  26. Fedup2 says:

    James
    I was surprised doctor fox went on that programme as he was avoided it , rightly , over the past. He went for the bore Humpreys and us to death tactic which worked pretty well. I bet when fox said to 650k humph “your smiling’ that must have hurt as the ridicule was reversed. What is more important is whether there is truth in the 53 billion pound bribe to the EU. That would be disgraceful. There will never be warmth between them and us so why try to buy it with tax payer cash. Or use the fucking overseas aid giveaway money

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  27. Up2snuff says:

    Am listening to Martin Wolff’s review of Presdent Trump’s First Year. (R4 9-9.45am)

    He starts by getting the date of the 2016 US Presidential Election wrong.

    Ooops!

    Then he forgets that the Presidency doesn’t start immediately while people are voting.

    Ooooops again!

    Then, from memory, do I recall correctly that the Americans have a Presidential handover period of thirty days? That is followed by the Inauguration, in the January following.

    For a bunch of Americaphiles at W1A, you would think the BBC would have a Producer who would be correcting Martin’s work before it hit the airwaves.

       20 likes

  28. Synchronised says:

    R4 Farming Today this morning. Piece about an egg farm with the boss telling us that they are carbon neutral or some such baloney. The machinery he uses has been manufactured I suspect with the use of fossil fuel energy sources, do all his staff walk to work and how are his millions of eggs distributed, on a lorry I suspect or perhaps the chickens walk to the supermarkets and drop off their produce personally. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for doing what we can to protect resources and cut pollution but please don’t try and kid us that in the modern world that zero emissions is possible. And don’t get me started on Ad Blue.

       25 likes

    • G says:

      Sync,
      It’s all part of the illusion that we are presented with daily from the likes of the ‘Worlds Most Trusted’.

         7 likes

  29. StewGreen says:

    The R4 “Hand of Trump” prog
    I gave it a start.. o course they went straight to Democratic voices.
    The voice told us TRump coul have had a good start if he’d gone straight at at the beginning for the bipartisan thing of infrastructure building ..”instead he went for his control of travelers the widely called Muslim ban”
    … the studio host nodded wisely.
    ..WTF the ntry ontrols are a security thing, of course Trump went for that first
    ..Do they seriously expect him to put security as a second priority.

       12 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      StewGreen
      I think the President did what the voters wanted from him. Nothing wrong in that.

         17 likes

      • JamesArthur says:

        Up2Snuff/Stew
        I’m working from home and as self confessed masochist am listening to R4 Martin Wolf Trump programme and like you can’t make it up…

        if I didn’t know better I would be thinking that there was a lot of bias against Trump…I wonder why nobody wanted to talk to them from the administration
        …somebody now looking forward 3 or 7 seven years post Trump…not seen much evidence of these experts ever being right on the future …

           14 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew,
        I caught this to and was genuinely pleased to hear that none of the Presidents ‘ people would talk to al beeb .

        1 al beeb is just another foreign broadcaster

        2 it’s a beauty – why bother giving them time when there will be no positive outcome .

        3 just freeze al beeb out – no Sopel – no Katty – no Christian – no Toady .

        Al beeb will never understand why people voted for him and will again.,

           28 likes

        • Up2snuff says:

          James/Fed, I noted that too. If Jon Sopel had been listening, I would have loved to have seen his face at that point!

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        • MartinW says:

          I listened to the last third of the programme, and will listen to all of it later for the full horror. Of course, as one might expect, it was a farce, with Democratic voices predominating, most (all?) unacknowledged as Democrat (perhaps some were earlier in the programme?). I did note Wolff said no Republican would come on the programme, mentioning that he had asked Gary Cohn (note to Wolff: he’s a Democrat), Steve Mnuchin (globalist and swamp-dweller, ) and Wilber Ross (Democrat for most of his life). Hollow laugh from me at that point. I wonder if Wolff asked any of the following on to the programme: Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, Nikky Haley, Mike Pompeo, Mick Mulvaney, Robert Lighthizer? My question is purely rhetorical: any one of them would have supported the President robustly, with no prisoners taken. I don’t suppose we heard anything from Steve Bannon or Sebastian Gorka either.

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  30. G says:

    The malaise in the UK is a smaller reflection of what’s going on in Europe –
    http://newobserveronline.com/60083-invaders-demand-asylum-in-europe-in-sep-2017/

    We have Treezer who does not want Brexit, in Europe, all leaders connected to the Death Wish Parties of the liberal/left do not want to halt or restrict asylum seeking. After all, they all signed up to the UN’s grand plan to flood Europe with morons seeking a better life.

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  31. seismicboy says:

    Paradise Papers or, as it’s otherwise known, Panama Papers 2. I ask this, has anyone actually been prosecuted for any offense exposed bu the Panama Papers? I don’t recall any. So, what have we got here? In my view it’s just more liberal fake and sensational news, but what does it really mean? Oh dear, people want to avoid taxes. Is that really so bad considering what governments do with the taxes they raise anyway? I would suggest that the UK is in the second division of countries that have meaningful use of taxes.
    If you don’t like what’s happening then change the laws or the government. Otherwise, shut the fuck up.

       22 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      seis, someone (a Conservative ‘spoke’) gave the figure – cannot remember but think it was in the 30s or was it 60s(?) and may have been on the TODAY Prog – on BBC R4 yesterday and claimed £160bn [I did remember that! 🙂 ] was recovered by HMRC. That last seems excessive to me, especially from that number of defendants. The Labour ‘spoke’ hissed a bit at that, too, but obviously did not have a clue, nor did the Beeboid presenting. Nick Robinson, was it?

      I have an idea (may be wrong) that the HMRC hit rate is in the 55-60% on prosecutions so £160bn ÷ even 60+ is a great deal of avoidance that is deemed to be evasion. That would suggest liabilities of around £1tn. Unlikely.

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  32. DJ says:

    Interesting insight into Beebworld in Quentin Letts’s column:

    “(And to those who have upbraided me for not wearing a poppy on TV’s Have I Got News For You last Friday, apologies. I was wearing one beforehand but was asked to remove it. I should have held my ground but wimped out for an easy life.)”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5056029/Corbyn-revelled-warning-capitalist-swine.html#ixzz4xjxqfZ2s

       20 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘but was asked to remove it (poppy).’ – by who and on what grounds?

         17 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It may have had something to do with the number of times the BBC repeats this smug lefty wankfest of a programme. They probably don’t want poppies worn because it shows the programme was recorded around November.

         11 likes

    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Aren`t the resident left lucky in their choice of opponents?
      End of Quentin Letts then.
      Churchill might well have wanted a quiet life too, but circumstances FAR bigger than dealing with squits like Hislop or UEFA seemed to deserve a bit of backbone and principle back then.

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  33. ObiWan says:

    Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the Queen, among others, should apologise for using overseas tax havens if they were used to avoid taxation in the UK.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41883472

    Because of course he has. This is standard communist practice: the denouncement, followed by the demand for public apology (i.e. public shaming). The communists used to indulge in a lot of that kind of thing. Some called it ‘the struggle’, others called it ‘criticism and self-criticism’ – in the end it all amounted to the same thing: mob justice. For the communists, of which Chairman Corbyn and his ideological enforcer, Comrade O’Donnell, are both fully signed-up Marxist-Leninists, the goal is always to extract public apology and public punishment for any perceived ‘wrongdoing’.

    Rule No.1 – DO NOT EVER APOLOGISE TO COMMUNISTS (ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG).

       27 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Will be interesting to see whether Mr Lewis Hamilton . Who has been found guilty of lawfully minimising his taxes , registers with al Beeb for the lack of sports personality of the year bore fest in December. They must have multicultural candidates with the winner being non white to give the snowflakes a smug self satisfied feeling .
      Maybe there should be a vetting question – “ are you domiciles outside Blighty and do you avoid tax by moving your taxable assets outside Blighty ? ‘. Yes to either and you are disqualified – if al Beeb cares that much about it. A toss I couldn’t give about it.

         14 likes

      • nofanofpoliticians says:

        I could easily be wrong, in which case I apologise, but so far as I can tell Mr Hamilton isn’t resident in the UK. He lives in Monaco.

        If that is correct, and I suspect it is because my information comes from the mouth of the wondrous and ever-correct Kevin Maguire, why does Mr Hamilton’s use of Tax havens matter?

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Think you`ll find that all women, people of shade and colour and disabled types get a free pass, especially if they`ve been annointed by way of “medalling for Team GB”.
        Unlike Eric Bristow or Ian Botham, for example.
        Mo good-whitey bad.
        Lewis` car doubtless is offset by way of carbon emissions too, much as Bonos plane is fuelled by compassionate concern for those he walks among.
        Floodlights and amplification fuelled by guano I guess. No further questions allowed, police tape up and velvet rope behind it.

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  34. StewGreen says:

    3:30pm Costing the Earth – In the newspaper its billed as : Climate and Trump administration
    but on R4 website it’s now titled
    Roger Harrabin travels to the USA to meet America’s climate resistance
    “… has appointed a climate sceptic as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, he has insisted that he will bring the coal industry back, and he still has not appointed a science advisor.
    Roger Harrabin travels to the USA to meet those spearheading the resistance to President Trump’s climate policies.
    In California he meets Governor Jerry Brown. Jerry is determined that California pushes ahead towards a cleaner future. He visits the world’s largest battery storage plant near San Diego, and travels to the San Gorgonio Pass, the site of one of the world’s largest wind farms.
    Heading east from California to Ohio, and coal country, Roger meets Bob Murray, head of the Murray Energy Corp. Bob is determined to see coal jobs protected, but even he believes that coal’s heyday has passed, but he remains bullish.
    Roger also meets form science advisor to President Obama, Dr John Holdren. John thinks that economics should ensure that the USA remains on a path to cleaner energy.”

    So basically Harra chats with Democrat alarmists , and throws in a coal exec as some kind of balance.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    R4 4pm Acid Attacks and the Law
    Law in Action presented by Joshua Rozenberg.
    Can’t tell if they will mention the Muslim origin of this type of crime cos they haven’t put up a blurb yet.

    Hangon that’s mysterious cos his Twitter feed now says they’ll be a different topic
    \\On Law in Action today 4pm, Radio 4, why does “sorry” always seem to be the hardest word?
    And can you make a late employment tribunal claim?//
    The prog sometimes has 3 topics
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cz3mc

       4 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew, I think they’ll focus on use by white in discos as opposed to dishonour attacks amongst those of a Pakistani heritage ( I’m not using paki any more ) I’m collecting those words the other side use so much ;

      Diverse
      Inclusive
      Heritage
      Embrace
      Multicultural
      I’m designing a new game for Christmas market based on bullshit bingo – together with meaningless phrases.

      Going forward, no brained , zero sum gain ?

         10 likes

      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Reflection, solidarity, conversation, social justice, fairness, equality, xenophobia and Islamophobia, equality, community….

           2 likes

    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Isn`t Joshua Rozenberg married to the sainted Melanie Phillips?
      Surely to G-D that HE`D know the significance of this.
      Pretty clear where all that battery acid comes from, not that they`ll pay car tax on their cars.
      They ought to get those trucks of theirs checked too, lots of steering problems of late. Maybe women OUGHT to be able to drive them around, they could hardly be less of a threat to the rest of us.

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  36. MarkyMark says:

    Victimhood pays off … take offence on twitter and reap the rewards … “I have never owned a new sofa in my life until an hour ago. I guess I should thank Katie Hopkins 🙂 ” {jack monroe @BootstrapCook Nov 3}

    . . .

    Jack Monroe wins Twitter libel case against Katie Hopkins {theguardian 10mar2017}
    “Food writer and campaigner wins £24,000 from Mail Online columnist in row over tweets about damage to war memorial”

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  37. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 8pm : #Paradisepapers shows the cost of tax treaties to developing countries. Case is about the Namibia-Mauritius treaty.

    BUT I spot the title of next weeks prog is
    What’s New about the New Far Right?
    “The head of counter terrorism Assistant Commander Mark Rowley has warned the extreme right wing pose a growing threat in the UK. He told the Home Affairs select committee last month that right wing issues had increased in the last two years which was a real concern, although Islamic extremism remained the main threat.”
    The blurb is long and in one part tries to pin a rise on antisemitic attacks on the “far-right”

       11 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The Far-right distraction trick
      – Front page of Yorkshire Post – man jailed for planning terror trip.
      So on the right side there are a few mutters
      Yet on the Islamic side there hundreds of British Muslims who have killed real people in Syria etc.

         7 likes

  38. StewGreen says:

    Anyone noticed that late at night BBC One comes over all BBC3 youthish ?
    So what’s today’s signal love for economic immigrants prog ?
    22:45 “small Catholic town in the west of Ireland becomes the new home for hundreds of Muslim Syrian asylum seekers, brought over from refugee camps in Greece. Under an EU refugee relocation”
    ” Father Joseph invites the family to the cathedral, where in a moving scene they pray for the return of missing family members.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09f46y6

    Then
    23:25 Generation Screwed? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hy4dp
    “George Lamb travels across the UK meeting the young people whose voices have been left out of the mainstream media debate.”
    Longer blurb here http://liz-edge.co.uk/2017/11/04/generation-screwed-bbc-three-documentary/

    After watching the 2011 riots from his comfy London home, George Lamb was shocked and had a meltdown as a result of what he saw. He says he couldn’t believe “the incredible inequality going on in the city that I live in” and had to question how he had lost touch and perspective. His bubble had burst and he quit work to try and make sense of it all.
    In ‘Generation Screwed?’ we see Lamb travel all over the UK meeting young people whose voices have been left out of mainstream media. With one in three children growing up in poverty, he learns that if you’re born poor the likelihood is you’ll stay poor. Recognising his own privileged background, Lamb tries to make sense of how the outlook of young adults is incomparable to his own positive attitude over twenty years ago.
    After hearing young adult’s opinions of the tragedy of Grenfell tower,
    which Lamb refers to as “A burning symbol of inequality in one the UKs richest boroughs”,
    Lamb travels from a housing estate in *Brixton* to a *commune in Scotland*.
    He meets a mixture of young adults exploring their thoughts and asks, are they a screwed generation?”

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Last night’s prog on rickets, it took them 3 minutes into the item to say
    “The problem is with ethnicities with darker skin and women who dress modestly like Muslim women”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09cm0hq/inside-out-west-midlands-06112017

    The Inside Out East edition about migrant boats coming in from Holland, showed that the police had made no effort to speak to the sellers of the boats.
    Anyone can turn up in Holland with a bag of cash, buy a boat and then stuff it full of illegals and sail to Suffolk.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09f9t95/inside-out-east-06112017

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  40. GCooper says:

    If the latest BBC frenzy, its attempt to defenestrate Boris Johnson, shows anything it’s that the Corporation is now playing an active part in the attempt to destablise the government so as to frustrate Brexit.

    Toady this morning set the tone with a battery of banal questions from Humphrys, trying to make it appear that leaving the EU is so complex that really, on the whole, we should just give up trying. That’s the theme, around which dances today’s variation, the full-on attacks on Boris, following hot on the heels of yesterday’s ‘outrage’ about Priti Patel having the audacity to actually be doing her job, all of which trailed last week’s tiresome hand-on-the-knee-gate.

    Get a minister sacked, destroy what little confidence there is in Misery May’s government and over she goes. Election time will follow and, with it, a new government with an imaginary mandate to scrap withdrawal.

    All this is being orchestrated and planned by the remain camp – and the BBC is doing everything it can to help them.

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    • Guest Who says:

      It will never be solved, but from the leader of the free world to Boris, the endless attempts by the MSM and BBC in particular to trip up and decry democratic pols and make what is often not great a lot worse is getting beyond a joke.

      We are truly in an era of ‘politics of the least awful’, but once a person is elected you accept the bed that is made, pull together and make the best of it.

      What the BBC is constantly doing is behaving like an incontinent yappy toy dog, making a lot of endless racket and shitting all over the duvet as admittedly non-top flight leaders try to focus on leading.

      Look at the alternatives. You want HRC facing down KJY? You want Diane Abbott trying to find her way out of a paper bag? You want either suddenly going AWOL with a migraine at a moment’s notice when the threats facing the West are not from within and easily dealt with by a naked lardberg with woad tits on Twitter?

      Grow up, BBC. It cannot all be sorted around the water cooler, or in the edit suite. And looking butch to your poncey mates in the exec directorrette’s sideline latte bar can really make tricky national interest functions a lot harder. Which used to be deemed with column activity or worse.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I’m still waiting for an intrepid BBC reporter to ask the question as to WHY Boris said she was there to train journalists. I don’t suppose he just made it up for the hell of it, though one never knows with Boris. It’s just being taken as read that the statement must be corrected, and I find such uninterest a little suspicious.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      GC, am coming round to thinking you are right on that.

      Maybe, just maybe, the BBC and others will get the PM so mad, so angry that, inherent Remainer that she is, she will nevertheless go into attack mode and meet like with like, including any attempt to overturn Brexit with steely determination to get out and away from the EU, Lefty-Liberalism and all the other guff.

      OK, I’m maybe clutching at some straws there but …

      … maybe ‘they’ will end up with their own worst nightmare – Theresa May as Margaret Thatcher Mark 2 ?

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  41. Guest Who says:

    OT, but…

    https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/brands-moral-guardians-internet/1448816?

    Why not? Every other twat with access to the airwaves and fibre cables seems to do so permanently.

    Well, try.

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  42. StewGreen says:

    \\ Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig talking on Radio Bristol about why some people from BAME communities don’t experience nature. She says some don’t go to parks because of dogs, and some have no outdoor shoes and just wear flip-flops.
    She’s on Inside Out West tonight. //

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  43. davylars says:

    Caught Jeremy Whine plugging his R2 show on Ken Bruce this morning. Quote….
    ‘Trump shouting his mouth off about N Korea.’ Asking for any listeners from S Korea to vilify this.
    Then, ‘ How wonderful the October revolution would have been If it had not gone wrong.’

    Then on R2 news we have the BBC in meltdown over Boris’s comments.
    Despite the fact she was actually sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Thomson Reuters Foundation is the London-based charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, a Canadian global information and news network.
    (Global information and news network.). So nothing to do with journalism….

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    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC on Facebook is beyond deranged about Trump today.

      Lost count of the number of ‘critiques’ and features of ‘BBC viewers’ to quote.

      They do realise most know they have pet gobs and an edit suite filter?

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  44. Rich says:

    I don’t know why I put myself through it. The Daily Politics.

    Barry Gardiner, one of the most aggressively bitter little shits in politics, on Conservative Mps, Sir Simon Fraser, ex bag carrier in Europe for Mandelson (not mentioned) on Europe, IDS seemingly resigned to getting nowhere – why Conservatives bother to go on this programme I have no idea.

    Awful programme, terrible people, it seems the bBbc are trying to alienate as many of us as possible by simply becoming as uninteresting and irrelevant as possible.

    Said it before but mean it this time, never again.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I managed to watch some of this before giving up in disgust. The Europhile ex-civil servant was listened to without interruption by a fawning JoCo, whereas IDS clould barely get a word out before he was being heckled by the leftist harridan. The thought that some viewers might actually want to know IDS’s opinion had obviously never crossed her mind, he was only there as the token Conservative to be harangued for his thought crimes.

      The BBC is an utter biased disgrace, and I don’t think they even have the self-awareness to realise that they are becoming a laughing stock.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      When Brillo was in the chair the Tories got a fair hearing. So the BBC asked him and replaced with the daughter of an ex Labour Leader. Can’t have any shred of balance on a BBC programme can we?

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Doublethinker
        Do you think Brillo will now write a book exposing all he knows about how the BBC works or will he think only of his very substantial pension? He does have a chance here to separate the men from the pansies. I’ll try to hold my breath for at least a little while.

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  45. Roland Deschain says:

    Looks like the BBC is now running open propaganda instead of news headlines.

    (Sorry about the size – I have no idea how to adjust that.)

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The BBC seem to have it in for the Isle of Man. I wonder why they have such a problem with this quiet, peaceful, law abiding and largely white island? Maybe if it had a vibrant grime scene and a few acid attacks the BBC would find it more to their taste?

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      • Oaknash says:

        Rob – The clue is in the name.

        If it was The Isle of Ze – I am sure it would get far more favourable coverage.

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    • Lobster says:

      “Sorry about the size”
      Story of my bloody life ………

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  46. fakenewswatcher says:

    Boris under BBC attack because of the Iranian/British lady whom he is supposed to have endangered. Priti Patel under BBC attack because she met with Netanayhu etc. Damian Green under BBC attack because he allegedly had porn on his computer. By being their boss, May under BBC attack through all of these. And the ‘Paradise Papers’ being used to suggest government not doing enough to clamp down on tax avoidance. The more lines of attack you can keep going, the better?
    A general flavour here of the BBC copying the CNNs of this world, who see their role as overthrowing Trump. Chris Mason, James Landale, Norman Smith chattering excitedly probably in anticipation of ‘bringing the government down’. Listen to these on lunchtime TV and the narrative of the BBC spearheading the opposition to overthrow the Conservative government becomes clear. And guess who is always cleaner than clean, whiter then white, and lurking in the wings, ready to ‘take over government’ even though he may lack the odd 60 sets? No prizes.
    Why does the Western Media see itself as replacing the ‘Will of the people’ with the ‘Will of the Media’ and yet still see themselves as a part of democracy? Is it just arrogance? Or something else?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Fake
      The BBC is outdoing itself today…I get the distinct feeling that they are pushing at every opportunity to get conservative and particularly Brexiteers sacked for – what are actually very minor points of order…
      And as for getting Jack Straw to comment on Boris’s failures
      Well as quick search provides Jack – cash for access, opps I didn’t pay my council tax, yes I can take on a third job and allegations of antisemitism…hmm probably best not to throw too many stones Jack..
      But BBC bias in full swing

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Get the idea that the Tories hope that they can crash the bus, let Corbyn deal with the civil war to come-and then we`ll re-elect them again in the form of a National Unity party.
        If they had any sense or courage, they`d send Owen Paterson (and a few other good people like Jacob etc) down to Lawson in France, Tebbit in Suffolk…and BEG them to advise them, give them some backbone and tactics.
        Just feel that-for a political party-the Tories have a death wish.
        Stop saying sorry for the BBC, remind us what Labour does every time they get an economy to wreck-and get nasty as Theresa once said.
        The nasty Party eh Mrs May?-if only-I wish!

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    • Guest Who says:

      Precisely.

      The BBC seems to have zero concern for the lady in question, matched only by its concern for lack of journalistic freedoms in countries that serve its bizarre ends. No gaff-taped gobs in the forecourt of W1A on this one.

      Here is Nick Robinson anal… ‘translating’ as only he knows how:

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Didn`t the Guardian and charity quangos already state that she was someting in journalism earlier this year then?
        Pretty sure the BBC covered it too?
        So why bother Boris now?-you lot already told the Iranians. This is just evil mischief making by low lights like Robinson. The poor woman deserves so much better-annd hope she and her family know why the BBC are using their case now.
        We do.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      fakenewswatcher
      It’s both.

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  47. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Yes, I know the BBC is appalling and has got to go.
    But PLEASE watch “Gulag” on iPlayer from Sunday on BBC 2.
    It was first shown in 1999, and we will not see its like again.
    Reminded me of Shoah with nods to The World At War. Quite the best piece of telly that I have seen in years, and all my grandkids are getting this sent to them. Poor idiots apparently like the idea of Corbyn and Socialism. But this is where it lands us if we don`t inform them of what happended under Stalin and Kruschev, Brezhnev too.
    Honestly-forget the provocations from todays BBC-somebody in 1999 showed this, and it was repeated on Sunday-so SOMEBODY at the BBC is on the side of the angels.
    Worth £145.50 alone-because the cost will be incalculably more if people do NOT see where Corbyn and the BBC will be taking us, with EU permission slips.
    Thanks to Stew, who first told us of this. Brilliant, moving and life-changing.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It is a fantastic film. It was only by luck it could be made after the USSR collapsed, but when many witnesses to the horror were still alive.

      What struck me above all was the fact that none of the prison camp guards or secret policemen showed the slightest remorse. The old bastards were true Communists to the end. I imagine if Germany had won the war the German camp guards and Gestapo men would have been just as satisfied with themselves, though probably better dressed.

      I hope Jeremy Corbyn has seen it, it will make him so proud, and maybe a bit nostalgic for those happy days in East Germany with Dianne Abbott.

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Agreed RIC.
        For the Volga Canal, read HS2…for the NVKD, think OFSTED or CQC.
        This is what Seamus Milne, Paul Mason and Andrew Murray want us to reprise. And they are the outriders for The Dear Leader and his Beria in the form of McDonnell.
        As clear a read-across as I`ve seen recently, can only assume that the BBC thought it was about Google and didn`t bother to watch it for the three hours.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Rob
        Ah yes, but the Russians didn’t work it correctly, the modern International Socialist will always say. Even if our modern day comrades by some miracle manage to make Marxism work to their satisfaction there will be nowhere to escape to for the folks who don’t like it. They will be hunted down and destroyed.There will be just one country called Earth. I would call such a place Hell on Earth. At least under admittedly imperfect National Capitalism there are boltholes for the disaffected to run to if desperate. Not only that but the Communists seem to believe that once they can achieve this wonderful world we will all love each other and all the killing will stop. Sorry Mr Lennon. I like your music but about that you were wrong.

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  48. Alicia Sinclair says:

    George Orwells Thought For The Day.
    “Anti-Semitism is known to be on the rise. It is easily fanned, and the nicest and most liberal of people are often the most willing to do so. It need not take the more violent forms that are seen on the continent, but is nasty enough nonetheless. Given the right headwind, it invariably leads to political results.”
    Orwell-Anti-Semitism in Britain, 1945( my paraphrasing and updating in parts).

    That said, Ernie Bevin accused “Israelites” of “being apt to push their way to the front of the queue” in 1948, so the Left have long been hostile to Jews in Britain. To be fair to him(if you dare)-the Stern Gang had only recently committed an atrocity involving two British soldiers. The Left have long had no excuses-they`re just wicked.
    Who else harbours and rewards the likes of Jenny Tonge and Harriet Harman?

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Harriet’s lawyers are claiming that her severely limited intelligence , of which there are numerous examples, allows her to claim diminished responsibility for her foul anti Semitic joke on This Week. I think that Brillo should have given her thirty seconds to leave the studio and if she didn’t he should have refused to continue the live programme with her present. Had she not been a leftist the BBC would have buried her , quite rightly. But because she is a prominent Labourite she gets away with it.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        She got away with her work on behalf of the Paedophile Information Exchange when she was at the NCCL, so she can probably get away with anything. There are no enemies on the left.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Probably it is only no enemies if you are on the ‘privileged wing’ of ‘the Left’.

          For those not so privileged on the Left, well, we have now a very sad example today.

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  49. Pounce says:

    The bBC has spent all week bitching about how people legally invest their money in which to avoid paying more tax and today they come out with how the common man can do likewise:

    You couldn’t make it up if you tried.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Even worse than that, you are paying into a system of a totalitarian regime. Halal for the Many, not the Few!

      Ask Anjem Choudary if he would invest in Islamic banking, and then do the opposite!

      1. Islam asks for one simple thing. Islam asks for everything – finance, religion, police, morals, schools, law, food, science, clothes, art and your body to be Islamic.

      2. Islam only has two problems – Muhammed and Mohammed. Once the first problem has been solved then the second one can be solved easily.

      3. Islam offers three things. In the Koran it offers Peace, War and then a Continuation of War. In your life Islam wants you to subjugate yourself, subjugate your family and then subjugate everyone else.

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Excellent MarkyMark.
        Keep reminding us, this can never be said enough.
        Islam smells fear and compromise and despises both.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          I hate repeating these things. But it seems that is why those on the left succeed – they keep repeating. Think of the children! Won’t anyone think of the children?

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