Start the Week Open Thread


Liked the fact that Woman’s hour couldn’t interview the BBC’s once China Editor due to impartiality rules….so they wheeled in a Guardian reporter instead.

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  1. Roland Deschain says:

    The weekend is over! 😯


  2. MarkyMark says:

    BBC final word on Acid Throwing … (is that a nice term for destroying someones life) .. surely Acid Attack .. or Acid Violence …

    Everything you know about acid attacks is wrong { 17nov2017}

    Acid throwing dates to Victorian times, he added – and Britain is witnessing a “new phase” of the violent attacks.

    “We’ve had acid throwing in this country for over 200 years, and there’s been a new development of it,” said Dr Harding. “But it’s not new and it’s not imported.” (Graphs only go back to 2001 not the 1900’s)



    • vlad says:

      And here’s more of that graph.

      Taking into account the ethnic percentages of the UK, that makes certain ethnicities hugely more likely to be involved in acid attacks.

      Diversity? Luvly jubbly.



      • Beeb Brother says:

        The BBC are increasingly like Comical Ali, declaring that Iraq was winning the war as everything exploded behind him!

        “Diversity is going well!”

        Boom! Another rape gang prosecuted.

        “Look how many black presenters we have!”

        Boom! Another terror arrest. . .


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Slightly unrelated, but as a rule of thumb, I now equate any article with overtly provocative click-bait headlines like this with an organ struggling to maintain readership. (A more accurate header would be ‘Here’s some data relating to acid attacks’. Not quite as punchy though.)

      It’s all over the Grauniad these days… “Why you’re wrong to think X”; “Why [unknown opinionated blogger] was right when he said Y”. Followed swiftly by “please give us some money”.

      Sign of the times.


    • G says:

      I note that, “Just 6% of suspects were Asian”. What about the blacks?


  3. Guest Who says:

    This seems to have got all the girlies at W1A all atwitter…


    The internet is falling for the latest casting of Captain Birds Eye… Hello Sailor

    And some of the women too. Well, those left.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      So many questions.

      Isn’t physical attraction all a bit right-wing now? Or racist? Or something? I’m sure I read it somewhere. The Graun rhetorically asks: “Is nothing sacred? [Answer] Priests are always sexy!”

      Does this also apply to Imams? Rabbis? Hollywood starlets?

      I’m confused. Please send me for re-education immediately.


  4. davylars says:

    Monty Python, Now for Something Completely Different shown on BBC 2 Sunday
    Hilarious. Not like the crap they put out now
    Anyway, the Black Spot Sketch.
    Sunday’s BBC 2 version was edited, (surprise surprise) so I thought I would treat you all to the full unedited (well, slightly) unedited version if you have never seen it before or like me, had forgotten about it.
    By the way, I think the original used the “C” word. But don’t worry, the best bit is still original.


  5. MarkyMark says:

    Forget Freedom of Movement from the EU, forget Easy Movement from Labour … we now have Human mobility from Dimitris Avramopoulos (European commissioner for migration) ….

    Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, recently published a startling opinion, advocating for more immigration as an inescapable reality to which European citizens should just adapt without any further discussion.

    . . How does this stack up with Theresa May’s idea that . .

    ““Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society. ” – Theresa May 2015


  6. MarkyMark says:

    Did it not say on the Ex-PM David Cameron’s £9 million leaflet campaign that staying in the EU meant indefinite immigration and you could not do anything about it? I’m sure we would tell you if there was a negative aspect of the EU ….

    “Mass Migration: The European Commission’s New “Norm” … #immigration #migration #migrants #avramopoulos @Avramopoulos ” {twitter 08jan2018}

    “Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, recently published a startling opinion, advocating for more immigration as an inescapable reality to which European citizens should just adapt without any further discussion.”


  7. MarkyMark says:

    Death of the joke … death of humour … death of the human soul …


    Since Ludvik believes she is too serious, he writes on the postcard, “Optimism is the opium of mankind! A healthy spirit stinks of stupidity! Long live Trotsky!” His colleagues and fellow young-party leaders did not see the humour in the sentiment expressed in the postcard. Ludvik finds himself expelled from the party and college and drafted to a part of the Czech military where alleged subversives form work brigades and spend the next few years working in mines.

    . . . .

    “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”
    —Ayatollah Khomeini, jan1980
    (80 million Muslim people follow this man’s beliefs and ideas in 2017).

    source: order-order


  8. Alex says:

    Click like if you are sick to f****** death with:

    1. Self-righteous leftie luvvie actors branding all white males as rapists even though many of these luvvies kept quiet for years whilst they shagged their way to the top of the career ladder
    2. Holier-than-thou leftie luvvies lecturing us all about open borders and how we should take in refugees even though these luvvies don’t house any of these scrounging turd world parasites
    3. The left-wing media finding racism everywhere and pushing Muslim migrant/invader propaganda every single day
    4. Middle class spoilt brat left-wing students who vote Labour and want to silence everyone with opposing viewd
    5. The establishment and left wing media favouritism towards Muslims and their treacherous cover-ups of Muslim child rape gangs epidemics, ethnic and Muslim fgm and acid crime gangs and gimmiegrant crimes in general
    6. Our traditions and proud history being handed over on a plate to turd world scum by treacherous left wing filth.
    7. Lilly Scum Allen
    8 the guardian and all of its pretentious sandle wearing snooty coffee shop frequenting right on look how trendy I am in my Muslim scarf readers
    9. The vile but utterly pathetic Independent
    10. Google
    11. Cnn
    12. Huff and puff post
    13. The bbc and sky views
    14. Channel Snore
    15. Paul Mason
    16. Corbyn and Momentum
    17. Having Islam shoved down our throats even though it causes problems everywhere it goes
    18. Blaming NHS pressures on the elderly when we all know that unfettered immigration and turd world health tourism are the real reasons

    Feel free to add to this foul list.


    • Loobyloo says:

      19. Twitter mob rule – the I’m offended gang. Adios Toby Young, down the memory hole…


      • thirstypak says:

        20.Smug Millennials who think Gin was discovered  5 years ago
        21.Smug Millennials who think Coffee was discovered 10 years ago
        22.Audi drivers who struggle with the function of the middle pedal
        23.London house hunters who think £500k is ok for a flat above a kebab shop (life available north of Watford)
        24.Multi-kulti adverts
        25.Vinyl record collectors who can’t play them
        26.Owen Jones’ smugness
        28.Nick Clegg’s smugness
        29.Geldof’s smugness
        30.People who can text 60 words/min but struggle with the function of a waste bin


    • vlad says:

      Can I add a thousand clicks to every one of the above?


    • Doublethinker says:

      An excellent list. I have only a couple of points to make. Your first item on the list could result in Bill Clinton and some prominent lefties being taken down , which would be marvellous , so I am not yet sick to death of it. Of course I accept that there will be collateral damage amongst the innocent but that is the price of war. My last point is that we only know about some of the sickness because the BBC keeps pushing them 24/7. Therefore I think the foul corporation should be first on your list of sickeners.


  9. Bill Bobbs says:

    Great piece on how the BBC is using its control of the present to change our past and control our future (Orwell wasn’t supposed to be a handbook!14940088-high_res-troy-fall-of-a-city.jpg?w=768&h=510&crop=1


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Next I suppose they will be telling us that Lex Barker played the role of Cheetah in the Tarzan films all those years ago, and would now be considered chimpist


    • NCBBC says:

      The BBC is full of marxists, whose main aim is to destroy capitalism and install global socialism. One can destroy capitalism by loading its wealth production with tens of millions of immigrants from Africa and Muslim countries. These people will not be wealth creators but wealth consumers. Bit by bit, the system will fail, and capitalism will get the blame. One can see its fruits in the NHS.

      One part of this policy is to make Blacks and Muslims appear as if they have always been a part of the West, and its success.

      My argument is that the BBC are not racists, even in this context, but actually marxists, who are using “race” (Islam too is a race in this policy mix), to destroy capitalism – in the West anyway.

      Capitalism will not be destroyed though- it will simply be adopted by China, India, and Asia.

      The BBC’s political stance is summed up by the fact they are essentially Guardian readers.


  10. Loobyloo says:

    Another one bites the dust…?


  11. Up2snuff says:

    Close as I could manage to the start of this Thread, I would like to ask a question of Biased BBCers here: a profile by Steve Richards of David Cameron is about to be broadcast/has just been broadcast on R4.

    In all the end of year, end of 2017, review of the year blether by the BBC after Christmas and last week, did any of you hear more than a very brief passing reference to the General Election in 2017 and, more importantly, the disastrous Tory manifesto and its creators?

    I certainly did not.


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Whilst al beeb is getting off on the twits some twit made which has caused him to resign from his government job Guido is carrying footage of how the shadow chancellor wants to go back in time and kill Margaret Thatcher .
    I can guarantee that will not be mentioned on al beeb or the video shown.

    Maybe we will go into a new phase where politicians kill each other .


  13. Sluff says:

    Reference NHS crisis.
    Subtext- evil Tories underfunding the saintly NHS.
    The bBBC have been all over this.
    But wait. Healthcare is a DEVOLVED responsibility.
    So how about some statistics.
    A and E latest 4 hour KPI.
    England (Tory) 89%
    Wales (Labour) 82%
    Scotland (SNP) 79%.

    The Scotland result is prominently displayed on the ….errrr……BBCNews/ UK/Scotland/Scotland Politics web page!

    After all, don’t want the facts to get in the way of good old BBC anti-Tory NHS prejudice, do we?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Al beeb won’t be covering failure of SNP nhs to achieve A & E targets . The first cranky apologies and blamed flu . Unfortunately for her it’s only an 800 year on year increase in patients .

      Now I don’t think it’s right for any govt to be directly responsible for an organisational failure like this – unless your party beats on about it when the tables are turned.,


    • Beeb Brother says:

      It is so reductive to blame every problem on a “lack of funding.” The BBC receives lavish funding and is a national disgrace.


  14. wronged says:

    The new Culture Secretary Matthew Hancock, told MPs: “the BBC must not only uphold – but be a beacon for – the British values of fairness that this nation holds dear. That includes fair pay and equal pay for equal jobs. ”

    I won’t hold my breath.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Sounds like another Tory eunuch has been promoted above his abilities.


    • NCBBC says:

      That includes fair pay and equal pay for equal jobs. ”

      Agreed. But would any sensible woman work as hard as a man when she another option – that of creating and being the CEO of a family. A far more rewarding and less stressful occupation that leaves plenty of time to network with women in general and church groups.

      Men have no option but to work. And work they do without taking time off for pregnancies, maternal leave, and other reasons that women get. And boy they work, without a quibble and moan – in hard and dangerous places.

      So yes – equal pay for equal work – that includes sports too. No more womens sections in professional sports. Sport these days is just another profession..


  15. Beltane says:

    How long do you think it will take Conservative Central Office to realise that there’s more than one type of momentum at work behind the scenes?
    Grayling ‘mistakenly’ announced as party chairman, Toby Young hounded out, Esther McVey no doubt soon to follow before she gets to sit at her new desk and the Mail banned (sorry, ‘no longer sold’) on Virgin West.
    More tomorrow?


  16. StewGreen says:

    Modern segregation continues : Farage LBC show has opened
    with debate about Virgin / Richard Branson withdrawing Daily Mail from sale citing editorial policy
    Now Virgin only sell : Mirror, Times and FT …all very Remainer papers

    Coincidentally the Mail has just laid into Virgin for asking to be bailed out over their rail contract.


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC is there, constructed a news story that looks like a Virgin train advert
      ..and then 10 BBC depts have retweeted it
      Manchester, Business, @BBCNews etc.
      BTW Virgin only sold 70 copies any way (West Coast Route)
      , they don’t say how many of the other 3 papers they sell
      only Remainer papers are available on Branson’s trains : Mirror, Times, FT

      BTW Virgin Credit advert keeps coming up on Farage’s LBC show


      • StewGreen says:

        Why would Virgin Rail dislike the Daily Mail ?
        Cos surely the DM only reports positive stories about Virgin ?
        – Jan 4: Virgin Media broadband outage lasting hours sparks fury across swathes of the UK
        – Jan 2 : Virgin Trains sparks outrage with ‘sexist response’ to a customer’s complaint that a male manager called her ‘honey’
        – 14 Dec 2017 : Millionaire boss of Timpson slams Virgin Trains for stranding his 15-year-old daughter 180 miles from home
        – 17 Nov 2017 :Blind man, 56, claims he was forced to sit on the floor of a Virgin train with his guide dog for nearly three hours
        – 12 Oct 2017 : Richard Branson’s Virgin is investing in service that could take you from London to Edinburgh in 45 minutes
        – MailOnline 28 Nov 2017 Virgin Atlantic flight has horrifying near miss with another aircraft on the runway at New York JFK airport
        … Remember Virgin Trains is not liked by Corbynista , cos they released CCTV showing his video of sitting on the floor was #FakeNews


      • Lobster says:

        I’m surprised they don’t sell the Guardian – I’d have thought it would be right up Branson’s street.


        • Beltane says:

          They don’t sell the Guardian Lobs, they give it away the same as all the thousands of BBC and uni copies. Circulation numbers and cash sales were never close, even back in the days when it was a newspaper with a broader appeal. Now with both going down the pan at an increasing rate it can’t last much longer, except perhaps with Chinese backing – or should that be North Korean? That’s about the level of political balance it provides these days.


          • RJ says:

            I think the Daily Telegraph has a master plan to put the Guardian out of business – move far enough left to steal all their readers. The question is: is the Telegraph they picking up left-wing Guuardian readers faster than it’s losing right-wing Telegraph readers? It must be a close call.


          • Dave S says:

            It is now a poor paper indeed. i often post on CIF and usually get roundly abused but i rather like that .
            It’s problem is it’s one track viewpoint and the writers all seem to have been to the same indoctrination camp . Their styles are similar best described as archly smug. There are one or two exceptions but nearly all of them parrot the Guardian official line.


      • StewGreen says:

        Guido exposes Branson’s hypocrisy

        And the last Mail story about Branson

        QUENTIN LETTS 8 October 2017
        Is this Britain’s most condescending swine?
        Richard Branson makes out he is caring and sharing when he’s a flinty moneyman who grooms his image as carefully as his beard,
        Read more:

        PS If Branson is sending a signal by saying they won’t keep the Mail
        Then what signal did he send by not selling the Guardian in the first place ?


    • tomo says:

      One thing worth looking at is the West Coast main line. Branson and his partners were looking for £2 billion compo there via legal action against the gubbermint.

      As far as I can see (which admittedly isn’t very far) all parties seemed to agree that the DoT had screwed up big style – but the compo matter wasn’t resolved – merely not spoken about….

      I know absolutely that the legal bills were absolutely enormous.


  17. Alex says:

    God I see it’s now open season and the new normal across the left-wing media and politics to make racist comments about white people e.g. with commentators freely saying things like ‘There were too many pale, male and stale cabinet members’ and ‘There needs to be less white faces and more ethnic minorities…’ etc. And this casual racism is not only now institutionalised at the BBC, Sky and Channel Snore but also now at Westminster and across many of our intitutions ffs! You imagine if we were to openly discriminate against ethnic minorities in such a manner? Only a miracle or bloody civil war can save this country from Stalinist diversity authoritarian distopia.


    • Oaknash says:

      Alex – It is interesting that in WW2 the majority of allied combatants fighting the axis forces were on the whole male and pale. Many of them did not get a chance to become too “stale” because they never came home.

      Funny how in those days when the Western Democracies were being ripped apart – being male and pale didnt seem to matter quite so much. Still I guess in these more “enlightened” days of transgenderism and gender reassignment – If a politician really wants to get on I suppose he can get himself a nice shiny new “designer vagina” and a pair of “Golden Globes” curtesy of the NHS.


    • ID says:

      You won’t get very far with the idea of “racism against whites” with a marxist organisation like the BBC. The leftist loons have already invented a pseudotheory to explain it away.

      “The “reverse racism” card is often pulled by white people when people of color call out racism and discrimination, or create spaces for themselves (think BET) that white people aren’t a part of. The impulse behind the reverse racism argument seems to be a desire to prove that people of color don’t have it that bad, they’re not the only ones that are put at a disadvantage or targeted because of their race. It’s like the Racism Olympics. And it’s patently untrue.

      It really all comes down to semantics. At some point, the actual meaning of “racism” got mixed up with other aspects of racism ― prejudice, bigotry, ignorance, and so on. It’s true: White people can experience prejudice from black people and other non-whites. Black people can have ignorant, backwards ideas about white people, as well as other non-white races. No one is trying to deny that. But racism is far more complex.”

      As these ideas have now been incorporated into law, a peculiar misere version of the Nuremberg laws in Nazi Germany, white people can be transduced with impunity by any member of a “minority commuity”. The same applies to “sexism”


    • The Sage says:

      Yes, I consider the term “male and stale” to both sexist and racist.


  18. fakenewswatcher says:

    Hi Alex! I put in a complaint to the BBC about the first one. Not holding my breath. But we should all let them know how we feel, until they’re inundated. Smug Norman Smith thinks he’s too big to fall, and he’s not the only one. Today’s lunchtime news on TV One, if anyone wants to look it up. I also recall Greg Dyke, former BBC DG talking about the ‘hideously white’. They think they’re clever. And untouchable.


  19. taffman says:

    Over the last few weeks I have noticed that Al Beeb is very selective on the topics that it puts up its HYS facility on ?
    Is it me or am I biased?


  20. Al Shubtill says:

    I listened to the Amol Vine show this lunchtime, the first item was Toby Young falling / being shoved onto his sword.
    James Delingpole, discussed it with Diversity Hireling and a woman from The Guardian.
    Delingpole was very unimpressive, he seems to struggle to get his words out in debate and has a scattergun approach; instead of picking one point and driving it home before doing the same with another he tries to throw the kitchen sink in, as well as all the cabinets, the first chance he gets.

    I like J.D. and enjoy his articles and podcasts very much but he really needs some lessons from J R-M on how to debate; he should watch the HardTalk starring the Mogginator, which proved to be a very hard interview indeed for Stephen Sackur.


    • Payne by name says:

      People might have already discussed it but if you want to see a hard interview, check out Gorka taking apart Emily Maitlis.

      I have to laugh at how the comments are disabled and the info describes Newsnight as being the Beebs flagship news show. Better still is how Emily has to pre-empt the introduction of Gorka to discredit him to the audience before he has started.

      His contempt for her is just wonderful as she brings up nonsense about brushing teeth and I particularly liked his derision of her when saying ‘oh that’s scientific – lots and lots of people’.


      • NCBBC says:

        Dr Gorka is in a class of his own.

        BBC journos have this idea that they are smarter then everyone else. They believe their gross salary is an indication of their worth.

        Poor Emily. She was rattled just by Dr Gorka’s presence.

        “Lots and lots of people” have reported that she had a nervous breakdown after the show.


      • Dystopian says:

        “Do you floss Emily?”
        Excellent. Gorka has a knack of highlighting just how juvenile these obsessions of the BBC really are.


      • honestus says:

        PbyN, the riposte by Gorka was both logical and clinical, although he hardly applied himself to the task and left Maitless looking very very small and inconsequential.
        The normal shite night tactics applied however when a second guest was introduced, fielding many of the same questions and providing a much more favourable outcome of shit throwing/sticking against Trump. They always end with the right words from the correct mindset to ensure these are the words that linger longest…………..
        Shameless and embarrassing tosh dressed as ‘news’.
        Oh and the BBC namecheck alongside CNN – absolute classic.


      • vesnadog says:

        “Emily has to pre-empt the introduction of Gorka ”

        Saw this clip when it first aired!

        Brilliant !

        English accent too?


      • Up2snuff says:

        So, Janice Min has revealed that the book appears to be based on the author’s attendance at a dinner at the author’s house. Not on the author’s claimed presence in the White House.

        Let us have a check of the White House Security Logs, BBC.

        Or are you more keen on promoting FakeNews to attack President Trump?


  21. Beeb Brother says:

    The LEAD story on Five Live is allegations of bullying and racism against Peter Beardsley. They have a reporter on the scene saying he once told two black players about to use a climbing frame that they should be good at climbing! What? I would struggle to see the racism in that.

    Are we living in a permanent episode of Brass Eye?

    What about the six stabbings so far this year and the four on New Year’s Eve? Where is the outrage? Why not harangue Khan and demand he resign unless he come up with a plan to stop this carnage? All these predominantly BAME individuals being killed and the BBC is LEADING with someone being accused of once hurting someone’s feelings? They are absolutely bonkers.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Apparently the son of a bus driver promised to keep london police numbers at 32000 but today admitted it’s down to 30000. Personally I could care less because if they cant stop and search without filling in a load of forms they might as well all go home and leave control of the street to the diverse population and get ready for full on -“no go areas “ for whitee .


  22. Beeb Brother says:

    Of course they are all masturbating in a circle over the introduction of the Rooney rule. Perhaps black men overall would rather be players than managers? They always say any disparity is due to ‘racism’ and never choices that groups make. More Asians choose to go into medicine than whites, so what? Should we have a whole inquiry into medicine being institutionally racist against white people? Or should we just accept that different groups make different choices, diversity being the spice of life? The idea of equality of outcomes is absolutely ridiculous yet gospel for the BBC.

    Managing is a God-forsaken job. Maybe many black players would just rather not go into it. It is a hundred times the hassle and responsibility of playing for less money. Black men are over represented as players and it is much better to play than manage.


    • thirstypak says:

      …..and don’t forget black players can’t be called lazy by white ex footballers…says black reporter( even if he has called white players lazy in the past.)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Desperate tokenism and those going into the interview would know whether they are up to it or not .
      Who is going to even try if they have not got the experience and performance to show . ?

      Chris Houghton at Brighton is the nearest to a potential England manager unless they start posting managers who have never played football .


    • Zelazek says:

      This obsession our PC overlords have that the races must be found in every profession in numbers proportional to their percentage of the population at large – well, it’s absurd. Behind it all is an unwillingness to admit that the races differ physically, temperamentally and intellectually.
      The reason blacks are under-represented in coaching is because the personal qualities required for the job are not as common in blacks as in whites. But to recognise this one might have to concede that – at least in some respects – the white race is superior to the black. That can never be admitted or be allowed to become apparent. (Although it’s okay, when it comes to basketball, running marathons or singing in harmony, to admit the opposite.) And so ever more ridiculous rules and regulations keep being drawn up to fight the eternally elusive phantom of racism.


    • The Sage says:

      Let’s take the number of English managers in the EPL – often only four out of 20 (I shall include Swansea) or just 20%. Under represented or what? But we have not had any hand-wringing BBC programmes about this.


    • Dystopian says:

      I’m sure there was some black guy once said he dreamed of a day when people would be judged not by the colour of their skin.
      This is going in the opposite direction.


      • honestus says:

        I, probably in line with most on this site, would hate to see a female or BAME lose out on a job purely because of their sex or ethnicity (all else being equal). It never happened in my 30 odd years in gas engineering to my knowledge. However, positive discrimination can never be acceptable as you will always have to accept second (or third) best and the spiral starts downward to an ever lowering of standards and quality. This is surely self evident even to dumbest of libtards.


  23. Englands Dreaming says:

    As well as disliking BBC bias I also dislike quack doctors and came across this BBC story the other day on a alt medicine blog

    “The cancer industry is a medical conspiracy against humanity” (The Turmeric story)

    The article is highly critical of the beebs report

    “The story is based on one single patient who apparently was cured of cancer using curcumin (turmeric). The case was also recently (3/1/18) featured on BBC’s ‘YOU AND YOURS’ ( in a similarly uncritical way: no expert was asked to provide an evidence-based assessment and bring some reason into the discussion.”

    Sounds what is now typical of the majority of BBC journalism.
    In the comments section

    “I heard this programme and thought it was deplorable. They said they contacted several doctors to appear but found none willing. In which case, they should have postponed the transmission until they did find someone available to talk sense. It’s not as if it was a hot issue; the case report was published in April, 2017!”

    “We cannot know how many people will be misled by the BBC’s uncritical reporting of this (alleged) story, but given the popularity and esteem of Radio 4, I think it is likely that many patients will waste their time and money on curcumin pills* – and there’s real risk that some will forgo or limit conventional (most effective) treatment as a consequence.
    *The woman who makes the claims about curcumin and her condition advised that the raw spice is inadequate and instead pills are required – which she admitted are very expensive.”


  24. StewGreen says:

    BBC Corrections and Clarifications page

    Monday 8 January 2018: BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast,
    3 January 2018
    During a phone-in on the programme a contributor, Danielle Tiplady was introduced as a staff nurse.
    We should have established and made clear on air that she was a political ** activist.

    ** FFS can’t bring themself to say “Labour Party Activist”


    • Fedup2 says:

      Al beeb is now doing a “white count” saying that 7?white MPs have been reshuffled out of the government .
      Being white now is becoming a sin – same as being male. This process of self hate seems to be accelerating – almost by the day .

      I really try to understand what is going on but really really am struggling now .would it be just best to buy some box sets and avoid news?


  25. vlad says:

    Culture clash, literally: the Standard reports a gay/trans (I can’t keep up) man was severely beaten outside a nightclub. He was wearing a dress, fishnets and tights. It’ll be interesting how the beeb covers this. The man was a tv producer who worked for the beeb AND gay/ trans/ lgbt/ xyz whatever. So al beeb should be all over the story and on his side. But the assailant was ‘black or asian’, 2 groups who can do no wrong in the beeb’s eyes.
    Decisions, decisions. It’s getting increasingly difficult to be pc these days.
    They might choose to just fast track the story into oblivion.


  26. fakenewswatcher says:

    SAY ‘NO’ TO BEEB RACISM! IF ‘BEING OFFENDED’ IS THEIR LANGUAGE, LET US BE OFFENDED! I complained about Norman Smith’s racism, sexism, ageism today. I asked for a reply. We all need to complain! Ever more anti-white, without actually saying so. Ok, let’s pull them up for racism.
    CAN WE SUE? Once we’ve complained, under the heading of ‘Offence’ (you will be asked), let’s see where it goes. Common sense will say we can’t sue. But we don’t live in a world of common sense anymore. We need to adapt, use the language of the crazies, if we have to. Depending on their response, I will respond. This is a game that two can play. I await their reply. We can all write to them and demand a reply. I get the impression their lives are much too cozy. Witness little miss huffy-pie, who wasn’t happy with a £45k increase (of OUR money)!
    And I will research. In the crazy world where common sense does not hold sway, I will find out whether I too, can be offended by Beeb RACISM and GENDER DISCRIMINATION. I shall find out where equality legislation takes me, what it really means. Let’s all do it. Then we shall see…
    One last appeal: There is strength in numbers. Do not lose heart! Do not go to entertainment and stop watching them. They would love that. We shall fight…and we shall NEVER SURRENDER. They say they want equality and fairness? GOOD. So do we! NEVER GET BORED! NEVER SURRENDER!


    • JamesArthur says:

      Having listened to the radio this morning (R4) I agree. It is time we started complaining. The problem is the people you complain to are the very ones causing the problems. We need a class action…I think the real problems are not the everyday people of any colour – but the left liberal of all colours, these are the ones who live on Twitter and bully using the media and shout everyone down who differs in their opinion. They are the ones causing what they call’ discrimination’ and creating division. We must start using their approach – if not we have to hope that the younger generation will have their eyes opened….
      We areal doomed


  27. Thoughtful says:

    Here is an interesting piece of information which the BBC choose to ignore frequently, and sometimes even lie about it.

    More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveal

    Campaign group Parity claims assaults by wives and girlfriends are often ignored by police and media (BBC?)

    There 7500 places for women who have suffered domestic violence, and yet there are just 60 for men.

    The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey | 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation clarifies this a little more.

    61% bisexual women
    44% lesbians
    37% bisexual men
    35% heterosexual women
    29% heterosexual men
    26% gays

    So who was it who battered all those Lesbians?? Who battered the Hetrosexual men ?

    Listening to the BBC and other media you wouldn’t think butter would melt in women’s mouths, thanks to the feminazi lobby who blame men for everything, and yet the figures don’t lie, women are at least as bad if not worse than men for violence, and though most probably aren’t capable of doing as much physical damage they aren’t as guiltless as the media would have you believe.


  28. StewGreen says:

    C4 now : got a Britain First guy
    “We were told that in we voted Remain there’d be 60,000 Turks coming here and be given houses and everything
    …I’ve slept on these streets ..never see no Asian sleeping there.”
    (did they film hours to get that edit ?)

    Now the prog is going to a Britain First march they say ..they’ve not done it yet ..ah it’s on now
    fig filmed shouting “No surrender to the Paki scum”
    Now Green is interviewing Jayder
    …. probably edited for key phrases
    Jayder “tell these Pakistani Muslims to get their filthy hands of our kids”
    Green “what all Pakistanis ?”
    Jayder “No, of course not, just the rapists”
    ..end of segment

    “White working boys are the least likely group to go to university in the UK.”


  29. StewGreen says:

    Would this be satire ?..Yes I guess



  30. taffman says:

    “How universities replied to that Brexit letter”
    We should have left by now!
    No ‘yooni’ degree needed to come to that conclusion, just common sense.


  31. taffman says:

    “Alps snow strands thousands of tourists in Switzerland”
    “French forecasters have described the snowfall as the kind that are only seen “once in every 30 years”, with up to 1.8m (6ft) of snow falling in 36 hours in parts of the Savoie area. ”
    “Some have described it as “romantic”, BBC correspondent Imogen Foulkes reports. Although there were some helicopter airlifts, these have now stopped, Zermatt authorities tweeted.”
    Yes “very romantic”.
    Anyone remember when some said there would be no snow here because of global warming?
    More snow is forecast .


  32. StewGreen says:

    BBC line is that Trump is a complete White Supremacist


    • taffman says:

      The POTUS continues to drain the swamp while our PM fails to pull the plug on Al Beeb.
      If she doesn’t, Al Beeb will pull the plug on her.
      Is she afraid?


      • Doublethinker says:

        The refusal of the Tories to pull the plug on the BBC remains one of life’s great mysteries . I came to view that there must be a recognition within the Tory party that Islamification is inevitable and therefore they need the corporation to keep pumping out its multi culty propaganda and to keep the Brits asleep whilst the country plunges headlong down the road of Islamisation. Our country is being taken from with the active assistance of our political class whilst the nation sleeps.


      • NCBBC says:

        Just incompetent for the job.


    • Oaknash says:

      Stew – I didnt know that Eddy Izzard had met the POTUS!
      Taffy – I dont think its a case of Theresa failing to pull the plug on the BBC I think in her very own arcane and incongruous way she is complicit in helping the BBC and MSM fill it.


  33. taffman says:

    “Radio 4 host Winifred Robinson taken off air after tweet backing Carrie Gracie”
    Mutiny at Al Beeb?


    • Oaknash says:

      Taffy – It would be nice to think so – but at the end of the day most of these “right on bastards” value their bank balance more than their integrity.

      Its just the same with all of these rich, sanctimonious – multi homed celebs who were quick to lecture us about housing all of these “refuges” at public expense (some even offering rooms) but when it came down to it – they all suddenly become evasive when the subject is raised.

      There may be a few hardliners from “Wimmins hour” but on the whole I expect the machine will just keep on rolling .

      What I do however think is quite amusing is that the main issue as we all know isnt the pay differentials it is the disgusting amount of money the BBC pays its “talent” for basically just reading an auto cue.

      I think they thought that by changing the emphasis from the general revulsion at BBC salaries to male/female pay differentials that they would suffer less flack. Whilst this may work with the chattering classes I suspect that if you are say a carer earning eight quid an hour (some of it anti social hours) I expect having to listen to some champagne socialist whinging on that X earns 90 grand more than my 150 grand salary because he is a bloke and its “not fair” is not going to engender much sympathy for either the BBC as a whole or the whinging, spoilt, over entitled ingrates that inhabit this organisation.

      Fortunately this whole issue is turning into a running sore – I think I will now pop out and buy some shares in Amazon Prime or Netflix.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Something funny going on, taffman.

      Carrie Gracie resigns from BBC on Monday and …

      … turns up for work at the BBC presenting TODAY today!


  34. vlad says:

    Two things of note on News-shite: 1) They actually acknowledged there’s a culture war raging in this country (with thoroughly biased Evan Davis pretending unsuccessfully to play the honest broker in a studio debate, but let that pass).

    2) During a piece on Iran, one of the Newshite journos presented the Sufi Order as “a peaceful branch of Islam”, thereby inadvertently implying that the other branches are not peaceful. Which is blindingly obvious to anyone with half a brain – when they’re not murdering infidels they’re slaughtering each other – but a major, if accidental, admission by al beebistan.


  35. TrickCyclist says:

    Bit hesitant about posting about something as trivial as EastEnders these days but even by it’s own standards it’s quality now is astonishingly poor. Even fans of the programme seem to think it’s terrible lately:

    I can’t claim to take it all in but I usually have the telly on at that time of day – the armed robbery story of the past week is the worst rubbish I’ve seen in a long time. Holding up a van on your own doorstep?
    On the subject of bias, there was a conversation in the most recent episode (Tue 9th) between Masood and (I think) his uncle about renting his house. Masood said he wanted to make sure “it was all ship-shape and Bristol fashion.”
    “Bristol fashion?” harrumphed his uncle.
    “It’s just a figure of speech,” replied Masood.
    Am I being too sensitive, or were they just randomly bringing up the slave trade? Er, let me think. . .


    • vlad says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised. Everything gets politicised by the beeb, and any opportunity to harp on about blacks and slavery, and milk the white guilt cow. Yawn.


    • Deborah says:

      TrickC report here, wherever you see bias. During Strictly season I see BBC manipulation everywhere and report some of it here. If I took notes of it all, these pages would fill even more rapidly and I would be so busy scribbling, I wouldn’t have time to see the dancing. It may seem trivial but it indicates the BBC are incapable of blowing their nose without bias.


  36. Pounce says:

    The bBC, Julian Assange and half a story
    Currently the bBC is reporting on JA and his self imposed prison sentence inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
    Julian Assange: Ecuador seeks mediator in ‘unsustainable’ standoff
    In a nutshell the bBC says, UK bad, USA bad, Sweden bad, JA victim, Ecuador says he should be set free.

    And here is how other news-agencies are reporting the above:
    South America :
    Ecuador Seeks Third Party to Mediate ‘Safe Passage’ for Assanget
    The Ecuadorean president warned Assange to refrain from commenting on politics of the nation’s allies After living five years behind the safety of Ecuador’s London embassy, Julian Assange may be in for a change of scenery.
    Julian Assange might be getting kicked out of Ecuador’s embassy
    Exiled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be about to get the boot from Ecuador’s embassy in London. The country’s foreign minister indicated Tuesday that her government is actively seeking someone to take the outspoken refugee off its hands, given the “untenable” situation. Assange has been taking refuge at the embassy for the past five years. But he recently landed in hot water with Ecuadorean officials for speaking out against some of its allies, including Spain over human rights issues.
    Ecuador could kick Julian Assange out of London embassy as foreign minister says situation ‘not sustainable’
    Ecuador is considering kicking Julian Assange out of its embassy in London.

    All of the above is due to JA involvement in politics. Ecuador’s recently elected president Lenin Moreno has issued several warnings to him asking him to refrain from commenting on politics, relating to Ecuador’s allies. In a September tweet, Assange responded to the requests, saying, “If President Moreno wants to gag my reporting of human rights abuses in Spain he should say so explicitly—together with the legal basis.”

    So JA has bit the hand that feeds him (As so many of his former supporters have found out) and he may be getting the boot for doing so, yet the bBC version makes no mention of that.

    The bBC, reporting half the story as always in which to promote their leftwing bent.
    (The irony here is Telesur (South American link above) which first reported this story is a socialist, multi-State funded, pan–Latin American terrestrial and satellite television network sponsored by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia that is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela, in others words it is a socialist mouthpiece and yet, it reports the news, unlike the bBC)


  37. Loobyloo says:

    Keep up the pressure everyone!

    On the other hand, someone may have a quiet word in his ear, and he’ll be silently removed.


  38. Loobyloo says:

    Czech election: The politically incorrect president dividing a nation

    The bBBC are worried that another EU country might vote ‘far right’. Cue attempts to belittle, insult, smear the current leader.
    Impartial my arse. Get rid of the licence fee!


    • Roland Deschain says:

      Politicians with whom the BBC disagrees are always “divisive”.


    • Englands Dreaming says:

      President Zeman is definitely not to the right, he was Prime minister as leader of the Social Democrats. He is divisive not because of his anti islam stance, this has widespread support and all major parties back this – more it is his pro Russian stance (Czechs unsurprisingly are a little wary of the Russian State) and the feeling that perhaps the president should be sober when attending official events – please note Mr Junker!


  39. Beeb Brother says:

    The modern witch hunt/McCarthyism is especially chilling in the age of the internet and social media, when so many leave details of their lives online. Who has not watched porn when they shouldn’t have, made on off-key joke or touched a woman? If heads are rolling for as little as once hurting someone’s feelings then soon we will have nobody left to govern us.

    The result of all this will not be more virtuous citizens, but soulless, lifeless drones who are too terrified to say or do anything.

    If only our national broadcaster could be a cool and calm port in a storm, urging restraint and a degree of sanity. But of course they are at the forefront of it all – anything for a chance to bring down an evil Tory, show virtue and distract from all the terrible things happening they are obliged to report on but instead just ignore. Who guards the guardians? We certainly cannot trust the BBC to look after us and everyone can see that.


  40. Fedup2 says:

    Al beeb had already written off the governments attempt to bypass the EU and Merkel and go straight to the reichs’ industries and tell them what the effect of a non agreement brexit will mean .

    This is the best strategy because the drunks and nutters in the Commission do not have’skin in the game’- they get paid and pensioned whatever mess they make .

    Later today it will be seen as an embarrassing failure with the unholy trinity of Clarke Sir Clegg and A
    Adonis wandering around friendly msm news rooms
    Vomiting their propaganda without challenge as usual.


  41. Beeb Brother says:

    I do think the liberal elite are losing hearts and minds at breakneck speed. This country was not perfect but it was not so bad: decent, peaceful, polite people; great sense of humour; a culture and legal system that was a beacon to the world – habeas corpus, Shakespeare and countless other jewels of civilisation.

    Do we really want to swap what has brought so much joy, comfort and stability for vacuous ‘diversity’? Licensed speech instead of free speech; rudeness and violence instead of politeness and pacifism; constant chaos instead of the coordinated calm of a society living in harmony?

    The likes of the BBC have taken the ‘Great’ out of the Britain and the ‘United’ out of the Kingdom.


    • Oaknash says:

      I hope so BB

      I think the bastards have lost sight of what it means to be British and patriotic instead they hooked on access to cheap foreign holidays, easy access to foreign finance/investment and of course cheap nannies so dear little Piers and Portia dont bother their hard working parents in the morning.

      Of course access to all these foreign based goodies requires a fair amount of de-regulation and minimal borders. If you can dress all your selfish concerns up as alturistic/humanitarian then you might just get away with it.

      As for all this diversity/inclusiveness bollocks – I think it is just the way the rich elite justify to themselves their affluence – by kidding themselves that they are working for the common good – or should that be “Common Purpose”


    • JamesArthur says:

      A thousand ticks for that BB,
      You summed up what it means to be British – and the reason so many people want/ed to come to the UK. We were proud of our national caricatures and able to laugh at ourselves
      Unfortunately as you say these are all the things that the liberal elite want to destroy – so I hope you are right that they are spiralling down …


  42. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    Al beeb has decided to help the British Army destroy itself . Recruiting gays and Muslims and god knows who in a warm and friendly way. “What if I get emotional ?” The advertising blurb says .

    So what will we have? Gay battalions ? Muslim battalions – legal actions for comments and hurt feelings.
    Our enemies will be highly amused by this nonsense .


    • Roland Deschain says:

      Sorry. Can’t resist the opportunity.


    • Englands Dreaming says:

      The armed forces are perhaps the last State bastion that could provide a bulwark to those determined to eradicate the British way of life, the fascists know this and are working hard to engineer “PC” changes. The police forces have already been politicised and no-longer guardians of law and order, let alone common sense.


    • Guest Who says:

      “What if I get emotional?”, “Can I be gay in the Army?”

      The Army is trying a new approach to recruitment.


      Media Village People reforming? And pink camouflage looks FABULOUS… as you lie inert in the snow, sand or jungle.


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        When I was in the Army I completed 2 tours in the Middle East.
        At that time the SAS used land rovers painted pink (pink panthers)
        They were surprisingly good camouflaged vehicles, the pink fitting in with the sand colour.


      • Lefty Wright says:

        Guest Who
        Would I be allowed to have a rainbow tattooed on my cock. Just a small one.?


    • G says:

      Been happening in Denmark for decades. Joint manoeuvres disrupted by their troops having to go home for the weekend et al.


  43. Scroblene says:

    Quite right, Beeb.

    Couldn’t believe that snake-oil sakesman Blair admitting – unwittingly – that remoaners didn’t understand what they were voting for. Humphrys had him by the goolies.


  44. Up2snuff says:

    News: Plastic bags to be charged for in all shops.

    Theresa May, your post-June 2017 Government already has an air of complete desperation about it that took John Major over eighteen months to develop for his after the 1992 General Election.


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Al Beeb is reporting how a pub in the north of England has been told to change its advertising about a German themed night. This is because it trivises the nazis and Second World War.
    As we know – the advertising Standards Authority was at the forefront of defending Britain throughout The war and was chiefly responsible for the defeat of nazism

    The adverting standards authority sounds overfunded like al Beeb. People won that war in order to have the freedom to take the piss out of the Reich / krauts whenever is chooses without getting a single ticket to a converted shower room….


  46. Up2snuff says:

    Pollution hotspots revealed courtesy of the BBC:

    “Marylebone Road and Hyde Park Corner, both in central London, have the most polluted postcodes in Britain, says a new study on air quality.”

    And what is the majority of powered traffic there, BBC?

    “Diesel vehicles”

    What sort of diesel vehicles?

    “One of the biggest sources of pollution is NO2 from car exhausts”

    Really? What no taxis, vans, buses and lorries?

    FakeNews/FalseNews from the BBC?


  47. Beeb Brother says:

    Page 7 of the Times today: Isis follower had plan to ‘blow up smart people.’

    A vibrant young self-starter calling himself ‘Captain the Illiterate’ planned to blow up people in London. As an unintelligent man, he was jealous of clever people.

    You have to read between the lines to find out what is actually going on in our country. In-breeding is a massive problem in certain ROP communities; it can often lead to offspring with an IQ far below average. Of course our cowardly leaders ‘tolerate’ this when it is minorities who suffer the most from it. Growing up intellectually subnormal in a society that rewards intelligence must lead to so much resentment. How many of these gang rapists felt no sympathy for their victims because of this resentment, and chose to pimp children because they were too stupid to do anything else?

    I wonder if Panorama will run an investigation into the problems caused by first cousin marriage?


  48. Dystopian says:

    So today the bBBC reluctantly report that Lee Nak-Yeon, South Korea’s prime minister, has give credit to President Donald Trump for bringing about the first peace talks between north and South Korea in many years.
    This is something that the BBC previously failed to acknowledge.
    Had the POTUS not taken such a tough stance and stood up to the sabre rattling I’m sure this would never have happened.
    Still they bring on interviewees suggesting that the president is dangerous and volatile and should not be so apparently ready to use nuclear weapons.
    I beg to differ. It’s President Trumps apparent readiness which has brought about North Korea’s change of tact in my opinion.


    • Guest Who says:

      Manufacturing output is also at a ten year high.

      The PM probably needs to redeploy all those Army snowflake counsellors to W1A.


    • Payne by name says:

      I agree. Appeasement and soft words don’t work with bullies. You have to fight them with the same intimidatory tactics that they use, as this is the only language and interaction that they understand.

      Hence, as juvenile as it might seem to some, responding to rocket man with crazy tough talk is exactly what is needed to make Kim Jong think ‘Christ, Trump actually COULD be mad enough to do something to me.


  49. Old Goat says:

    I see that there are problems with Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s “permanent drought” in Kalifornia. No doubt this will be because of climate change, too.


  50. MarkyMark says:

    Possibly the greatest export from the Middle East ….

    “If we don’t have preventative measures to make us immune from radicalisation, then we will end up like Muslim communities in Europe and the UK which have a significant problem with extremism.

    “We need to ensure that certain things are taught in Islamic weekend schools – that young people are equipped with the necessary knowledge to interpret Islam correctly and know it is not violent.”

    UK extremists may try to radicalise Irish Muslims – cleric : Islamic community in Ireland needs to be vigilant, Dr Umar Al-Qadri says {irishtimes 19jan2016}

    . . . .

    0. Islam asks you to have zero thought about its origins and practices. And make zero comparisons with successful cultures.

    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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