weekend open thread

I have put this up on Friday Evening as the Al beeb post election spin is at full speed.The distortion of election results are there for us all. ( apologies in advance if my first attempt ‘to do a David ‘ isn’t unto our mentors’ standard) over to you …. as he might say…

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310 Responses to weekend open thread

  1. RJ says:

    Fedup2 for Autocrat.

    We hope for a benevolent despotism.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      RJ
      Thank you – for a desperate benevolence – if all goes wrong I suppose I can report myself …

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Don`t forget those of you who voted for you Fedup2.
        And when you`re going to change the thread-feel free to tell those of us who always loved your sterling work, before you were hand-picked for greater office. That new suit really seems to suit you too!

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        • Lobster says:

          FedUp –
          This is an outrage! It means that you’ll always be first!

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Lobbie, not really. He’s now a pre-script.

            He has to take his own medicine.

            Congrats to RJ. Is that a first time as first? And are you new?

            A Double First?

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Lobster
            I have lost sleep over that issue ( as well as waiting for the next venomous maxi post ) and have come to the conclusion that I must disqualify myself from posting first – if you get my drift .

            Al beeb won’t go near the implications of the local election vote – no huge remainer vote for the Lib Dem’s – but concentration on their traditional enemy – UKIP and its sad extinction .

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            • Up2snuff says:

              🙂 Very commendable, Fed.

              Hope the meds keep you in fine shape and going for a long and prosperous life.

              And work at the top of the page.

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            • Lobster says:

              Fedup
              Seriously, thanks very much indeed for taking on some of the responsibility for running this site – I’m sure I speak for everyone on here when I say that it is a beacon of sanity in the Alice In Wonderland world of the BBC, and we wish you every success!

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              • BRISSLES says:

                Lobby, we have to join forces here, and skip hand in claw up the beach to the No.1 spot. I’ve forgotten what it feels like.

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              • Deborah says:

                And thanks from me. The bias just gets more and more in quantity and more blatant so Fedup, there gets more and more to highlight. I need this site for my health (otherwise my blood pressure would be sky high). So thanks to all who run this site.

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            • Flak says:

              Fedup2, me too. Not the movement, thanks from me too for pitching in and helping maintain the one platform that imo is the gift that keeps on giving.

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        All heil Fedup2, our new almighty fuhrer!

           9 likes

    • TrueToo says:

      I’m thinking of coming in from the cold and giving it a shot.

         2 likes

  2. Oldspeaker says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43818581
    Usual BBC output, indigenous Australian team tours alongside womans team, groan, yawn. It did make me wonder just what an indigenous English team would look like, if such a thing were allowed that is, obviously it would be racist and never allowed. Double standards again.

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Currently changing the sexes(and colours) of my nephews old Subbuteo cricket team.
      Women and trannies only. girl power an all that.
      Not easy to make such small turbans though, so Camilla Batmangelly is silly mid on at stumps drawn at the minute.
      No, that`s not a period reference.
      Haw many shades of brown do Humbrol do, I need to represent all shades from Obama lite to Sonny Liston ebony.

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      • Richard Pinder says:

        You can get a Politically Correct Subbuteo football team on eBay. But all the players are called Robertson, so they all look the same. Robertson sounds Scottish and they are all wearing blue shirts, so they must all play for Scotland?

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        • GRIM REAPER says:

          Ooooh..stick that team on E-bay…sit back and watch the queue of enforcers lining up at your door !!!!…With full blessing from our PM, the media in general and Mayor Khan and his 900 Met police on Islamoinsult watch..[ I’m on my 5th Facebook jail term ]…for well timed, non-abusive sarcasm and digs at Khan and his PM supported assault on free speech, tacitly supported by the BBC it seems….they don’t like it up ’em……1984 is here at last..

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          • BRISSLES says:

            I hope the lifeboat team in Whitby haven’t got a set tucked away in their cupboard or their Inspector will go into meltdown, after Mug-gate !

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        • countryblues says:

          Looks like the England team I watched last night 😉

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        • StewGreen says:

          Golliwog news update : Golliwog in window opposite two Indian restaurants costs Prestatyn man £365 at court
          That’s the case @Loobyloo mentioned here on April 4

          It was not a case of Mrs Whitey having a toy in her window.
          Big thing was it LOOKED LIKE it a noose around it’s neck and had special illumination
          The perp is mixed race, claims “he did not intend to cause any offence”, but pleaded guilty anyway.
          Also claiming he was seriously ill, and was friends with the staff of the nearby restaurants.
          http://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/16194637.Golliwog_in_window_opposite_two_Indian_restaurants_costs_Prestatyn_man___365_at_court/

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    • Loobyloo says:

      As many have said before, the West is collectively committing suicide, and the youth is a target to help.
      This article is one where you think ‘why are the bBBC really interested in this’….read it and weep
      Deadpool and Celine Dion slay social media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44004297

      PS thanks for taking on the job Fedup! Much appreciated 👍😊

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    • johnnythefish says:

      Tsk, we are a Nation of Immigrants didn’cha know, so ‘indigenous’ doesn’t apply here.

      Oh, hang on – there was that Cheddar Gorge chappie wasn’t there? As you were…

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  3. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Number 3 this time!
    Yippee!
    BLAST-number 4!

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    • Up2snuff says:

      AS, no, way down the order. At least those above have taken the shine off the ball. 😉

      You should be OK to plunder a half-century or the full one hundred+.

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        But up2.
        If you check my ticket in our queuing system ,I`m number 4
        No 6.49 I was!
        I`m afraid there`s quite a few lads jumping the queue above me, as well as some gorgeous creature with ticket no 714. This is not the Britain that I know. Bloody migrants probably.
        Have we an Appeals Committee or self-regulating adjudicator on a few millions/p.a to who I can complain?
        Sexist, ageist hate crimes-is it cos I`ms from Alcester?
        An “Alternative Alcester “-I`m yapping it out now!

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        • Up2snuff says:

          AS “Bloody migrants probably.”

          Shock! Horreur!!

          That’s no way to speak of our Lobbie. When he scuttles ashore on the incoming tide it is with the best of motives and the immediate contribution of a deft, valuable, pointed, one-liner.

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  4. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Now then.
    Last Word managed to know up five minutes on some fat woolsack sniffer called Michael Martin.
    Great stuff to listen too, basically a fat florid fuckup from Glasgee who brought anything he was ever squatting over into disrepute.
    But they gave him five minutes-“a great Parliamentarian” I suppose has more syllables than “troughing waste of fat”.
    Basically an illiterate Irn Bru socially-repectable tribute to John Prescott.
    This scumbag nearly got Heather Brooke sent to prison in 2009, so he`s really the lowest form of flecked foreskin in political Hades now.
    He was called a “low flying Jimmy”-should carve that on the headstone and bury Prescott while the diggers lying idle.
    “Lying Idle”…boy, we could stick LOADS of Remoaning Minnies in there could we not?

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    • Scroblene says:

      Speakers should be seen but not heard.

      We could give Bercow a cushion perhaps, but he’s not going to be around much longer, so they’ll waste the money on something else.

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      • Lobster says:

        Betty Boothroyd showed them all how it should be done, but I think it will be a long time before we have another Speaker of her calibre.

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        • Demon says:

          I always thought Betty was more lenient to her side than the Conservatives. However the memory of her performance started to look fair and balanced, even pro-Tory, once Martin took the seat. If ever a man was more underqualified for a job I can’t think of anyone else since Genghis Khan got a child minder post.

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Would that be John ‘I didn’t really want the ermine, but my wife made me take it’ Prescott?
      Tsk,tsk…

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    • Deborah says:

      I heard this too, Alicia, and thought, ‘there goes the BBC rewriting history. This must be some Labour politician speaking here to praise Michael Martin,’. It wasn’t, it was that little Scottish, round BBC reporter who is used for Scottish reports on the main BBC1 news (sorry can’t remember his name). But tells us all exactly what his politics are.

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      • Holly Selassie says:

        Jim Naughtie fits that description.
        But it could be Brian Taylor-or indeed any other Scotzjok who refused to record his own countrys doings, choosing to play the pill down here.
        Apart from Grant and Scottish Calvin, the country looks doomed I tellzya…doomed.

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        • ScottishCalvin says:

          Cheers lol.

          From my experience, I think most countries have a fairly even mix of studity and odiousness, it’s just that the BBC has a penchant for putting regional broadcasters on the air and you know the sort of people that work at the BBC so it’s almost a given that if you live in the south then your experience of Scottish/Welsh/Northern people will be from from seeing a bunch of lefty twits given a prime time slot on BBC1

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  5. Beltane says:

    Gorbals Mick briefly but frequently had chips on both shoulders but scoffed them, along wi a not so wee dram or several. Together with Bercow he represents a memorable testament to the ancient office.

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  6. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Today is World Youth Day in China.
    It started out to replace nationalist, patriotic tradition that had been in China since forever- and gave Mao his pretext to use a scientific, technological progressive jackboot into the old ways, and give us the Red Guard 50 years later.
    “Democracy” and “Mr Science” sent the democrats and conservatives into exile or the laoghi, then the grave. Exams were binned and the new elite slowly seeped into power under the umbrella of communist youth and cultural replacement of the old by the perpetual students in rebellion.
    Happy Youth Day, imagine Labours new red army don`t know any of this, and I`ll not be telling them.

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  7. Edited Highlights says:

    It’s all gloom and doom over at party HQ this evening after Jezzas latest failure. Despite the PR and Communications wing of New Labour, or is it old Labour now? – I get so confused, all week pushing for Labour it seems the British public are not quite ready to turn their country into Venezuela and it’s sour faces all round at the ever impartial BBC!

    Dutifully sticking to the ‘mixed results’ narrative despite the fact that compared to expectations it’s been a total disaster! Like a football team losing 4-3 at home. After being 3 nil up.

    “…and it’s disappointment for Labour, I’m afraid.” – of course the impartial way to report that is just “and it’s disappointment for Labour”! Don’t need to know what you think, kinda gives the game away!

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      But Mark Mardell tells me on iPlayer that the Lib Dems have storrmed it in …well Richmond I think, wasn`t really listening, A great night for Sir Vince so he says.
      Wow. If Vince is your answer to anything but brand of embalming fluid-then you`re flat out of questions.
      As Mardell and the Twats have been since 2002 I think.
      Kirkless sensation, hold that front…oh…

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  8. Guest Who says:

    'Bigger is better': The model

    Felicity is a plus-size model and her body max index (BMI) makes her obese.Do you think BMI is outdated?

    Posted by Newsbeat on Friday, May 4, 2018

       14 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, only eight food related items on the BBC web-site’s Home Page this morning. Down from ten items, yesterday.

      Obesity Crisis.

      What Obesity Crisis?

         14 likes

    • ToobiWan says:

      They answered this question over 5 years ago, GW.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21229387

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Well that`s ME on a diet from now until-well, Meghans wedding day at least.
      Should be on a Jumbotron loop round all our Council outlets.
      Wide screen.
      Fern and Vanessa had done all this hadn`t they? You lot can only have Falconer as your shining example, poor sods.
      I preferred Nigel Lawson fat, he looks pretty weird these days.

         13 likes

  9. Guest Who says:

    Wild elephants trample refugee camp

    Why are elephants wrecking a Rohingya refugee camp?

    Posted by BBC News on Friday, May 4, 2018

    They never forget?

       48 likes

  10. Guest Who says:

    This seems kind.what I saw suggests he is deranged.

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    • GRIM REAPER says:

      Deranged?….No, just senile and past his best, if he ever had one….riding on the coat-tails of his father. He’s BBC through and through, with all their warts.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Jesus “I guess I’m the only Brexiteer here”
        silence
        .. “that’s 1 against 4, there is an issue of balance”
        Dimbleby patronises “Yeh, well just answer the question !”

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        • taffman says:

          StewGreen
          \\Jesus “I guess I’m the only Brexiteer here”//

          Thanks to Guest Who, we knew that she would be the only Brexiteer there before hand ….
          (Guest Who May 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm)
          Blatant propaganda

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  11. john in cheshire says:

    This might not be very topical but how does the far-left bbc find people like Brian Cox? As are Neil deGrasse Tyson and the science guy, Bill Nye in the USA, he’s just an entertainer. And that rictus grin is quite off-putting.

    In fact, I assert that everyone on the TV, on radio and in the written media is an entertainer. That’s all they are and are not to be taken seriously about anything.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      What I omitted to say is that if anyone wishes to receive real news and opinion and not the ersatz, simulacrum of the aforesaid, UKColumn and Vanessa Beeley provide that service. But you’ll never hear about them from the far-left bbc.

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  12. Jeff says:

    I must be a masochist, that’s the only explanation. I didn’t listen to all of the abysmal Radio 4 play this afternoon, but I caught (more than) enough of it.
    I don’t know why I don’t just buy myself some nipple clamps and have done with it…
    The gist of this appalling pc bullshit was that Blighty is quickly becoming an intolerant, xenophobic, racist and homophobic nightmare of a country….and this was the opinion of a gay Muslim! Well, he’d know…
    The two men, Mo and his boyfriend, had been assaulted and their friends attacked and we all know who by, don’t we … racsit, homophobic whites, natch!.
    Towards the end of the play an unhappy Mo says, referring to Brexit, something like, “They’re kicking out the immigrants, how long before they come for us?” He then goes on to talk about the treatment of Jews in France and mumbles something about the Nazis.
    This ghastly rubbish was pushing beyond the limits of propaganda, it was downright lying. It suggested that Jews were terrified living in France, that they are being threatened and attacked by the far right. Well, yes, they are being attacked, but It’s the Muzzie community, numbering about 6,000,000 that are doing the attacking and making life so unbearable for Jews…and everyone knows it.
    The BBC are now without a smidgen of credibility as far as I’m concerned. They clearly despise our people. They lie to us endlessly. They mock our customs, ridicule our religion and corrupt our politics. And the worst part is…
    We pay the bastards to do so!

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    • StewGreen says:

      Eddie owns a restaurant has a husband called Mo, and early on shows concern for “cute” Israeli waiter being absent, after being beaten up (“by some guys”)
      ..another part of the mythical lib world

      I switched off after a few mins

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  13. Up2snuff says:

    Not recognising the name listed here at 9am tomorrow –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl7j/2018/05/05
    – in the BBC Radio4 schedule I did some more research.

    BBC Programme info:
    “Leee John, Singer/songwriter with the group Imagination on his falsetto, his new single Police and Thieves, and his documentary to go with it, which reflects his strong sense of community and the area he grew up in in north London.”

    Wiki page:
    “Leee John (born Leslie McGregor John, 23 June 1957) is an English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. He was born in Hackney, London, and educated in New York City, later studying drama at the Anna Scher Theatre School.”

    As ‘they’ say in all the best English and RE exam questions – compare and contrast.

    That’s the 100% accurate BBC for you.

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    • Lock13 says:

      U2S do you honestly think anyone who works for the BBC actually sat any proper exams? Just you and a pen as much paper as you like – an abstract question and off you go. Most of these complete tossers can’t write their name

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Lock, dunno. The Wiki page could be wrong, of course. Maybe he did spend most of his childhood and teens in Hackney (which is in east London – that’s a definite mistake by the BBC and easily checked) and only went to New York for a year or two, say in late teens or later in life.

        The other error is that the BBC could have rightly claimed, for example, that ‘Leee John from birth has experience of several communities.’ . But instead to imply a “strong sense of community” and for north London when he has been in at least three locations in two countries – according to his Wiki Page – from age 0-21years (or older) is just a little misleading. I expect ‘our friend’ maxincony will be very upset by those inaccuracies.

        Am guessing that a variety of things happened. Probably Leee John provided the BBC with a verbal account of his history and they didn’t listen too carefully. Wot, no shorthand? Wot, no CV?

        Or they looked elsewhere and that information was wrong.

        Or there is some demarcation between Web-site schedule writing and programme header writing and the error occurred with two different people doing the same job.

        In other words, the BBC is vastly overmanned and too inefficiently bureaucratic.

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  14. john in cheshire says:

    Do we all know that Tommy Robinson has arranged a march and protest meetng in Whitehall, on Sunday, in London, about the erosion of our freedom of speech? There are lots of well known and interesting people who are scheduled to be giving speeches including Gerrard Batten, Anne Marie Waters and Milo Yiannopoulis.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Maybe one of the newly installed moderators can oblige us with a seperate thread.
      The BBC’s no platforming of the protest must be bias.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      This is the main enemy of “Free Speech” in Britain.
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    • ToobiWan says:

      The march will be attended by German Antifa supposedly, John.

      From the comments;
      Let me get this straight, the British government bans Lauren Southern from the UK because they think she’s a threat to the UK, but yet the British government allows German Antifas into the UK or any other Antifas from other European country. Those Antifas will caused more damage and threats to the British citizens then Lauren Southern can ever do. All 100lbs of her! The British Politicians like the Canadian Politicians and the Australian Politicians don’t allowed their citizens to have a voice and to speak out against the injustice that the Government of those countries imposes on the citizens. So I pray for the safety of those participating in the March for free speech in the UK and for the police officers in the UK who will be trying to bring law & order at this March event. As a Canadian I can’t be there in person but I will be with you all in spirit and wish you all the best and to be safe. We Canadians need to do the same thing here in Canada and the Aussies need to do the same thing too. ALL OUR VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD! we will not be quelled anymore!

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  15. Dover Sentry says:

    The BBC has yet to remind us that Trump is working as the President of the USA for one dollar per year. He has donated the rest of his salary to charity.

    If Obama had done this, we would have heard about it daily.

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    • thirdoption says:

      What a shame the multi-millionaire Chris Evans can’t do the same. Instead the BBC give him £2 million a year and continue to do so even after he proved to be a complete disaster on Top Gear.

      Never mind, when you’ve got £3.5 billion of taxpayers money to play with who cares?

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  16. Up2snuff says:

    BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND BBC ACCURACY PUZZLE

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21229387

    There is an error in this 100% accurate BBC article from the 100% accurate BBC.

    Can you ‘inaccurate new media’ types find it?

    Sorry, no prizes.

    Except David Vance may possibly ask you to be a Subbie and wield the blue pencil for B-BBC.

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  17. pugnazious says:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfqgSsqcVHKAQTaMOnWEeb3VTypYLyyMKuZtPSfjRu3wcxeFBQ

    When this latest UN busy-body manages to get through border control with her clip-board and long, long list of racist offences that Brexit has enabled, mainly the crime of being White, better make sure you don’t have a hint of a suntan, a touch of fake tan, a bit of bronzer despoiling your beautiful whiteness. It is now illegal. The rozzers will roust you for racism, ‘Blackface’ offensiveness. It’s factor fifty from now on or the clink until the offensive tinge fades away or washes down the drain.

    The BBC didn’t bother reporting that our new Asian Home Secretary was subjected to highly offensive racist abuse from Labour supporters and Muslims but a model who has been bronzed up and has triggered the usual PC dullards is breaking news for the BBC….

    ‘Gigi Hadid has apologised after being criticised for her heavily bronzed look on the cover of Vogue Italia.

    Fans said she was “unrecognisable” and, that by darkening the model’s face and body, it was an example of “blackface”.

    The picture, shot by photographer Steven Klein, shows a noticeably bronzed Gigi in the arms of male model Justin Martin.’

    Curious the BBC isn’t always so ‘offended’ by a good tan….even one called a ‘Brazil’ because it makes you look like a Brazilian…

    Shame Gigi apologised instead of telling them to do one….speaking of which, whilst ‘researching this guff I came across this post…read it and enjoy…but make a point of reading the comments as the author kicks butt and doesn’t in anyway apologise….such as…

    tannerleah says:
    March 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I am pretty sure I also mentioned mexicans and china people. Sure, I left out midgets but that’s a personal quirk. And I can be this ignornat because I graduated from the american public school system. (Wait, did you mean that as an insult?)

    Have a nice suntan time….

    funnymexican.gif?w=450&h=259

    Oh hang on….damn…that’s gotta be some of that cultural appropriation…or is it appropriateness?

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  18. Beltane says:

    Who will be first to screech in faux outrage at Donald Trump’s assertion that ‘a London hospital is like war zone’ with stabbed victims bleeding all over the floors?
    Yes, of course it’s true, but I doubt our Miss Diane will see it as anything other than another racist slur. And the BBC will no doubt agree with her.

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  19. Alicia Sinclair says:

    That last pic of yours pug.
    Is he waht was call a dickhead!
    Hope his wife knows what he`s doing to her sombrero, dirty bugger.
    Poor donkey, pity the sand tractors that have to weave around those two cones. Did Major know where his cones hotline would end up?

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  20. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:
    “Trump on London knife crime ‘war zone'”

    “”US President Donald Trump has deplored London’s knife crime, at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) meeting.””

    “Mr Trump is due to visit the UK this summer, after previously cancelling a trip amid calls for mass protests.””

    “”Mayor Khan said Mr Trump would find that Londoners hold their freedom of speech “very dear”.””

    “”His administration, has taken steps to, which allow a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute.””

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44007312

    Not once have the BBC in this feature been objective. They have accepted that everything Mayor Khan says is right and that everything that Trump does is wrong. And of course, the BBC hate the NRA.

    No change there, then….

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    • RJ says:

      “”His administration, has taken steps to, which allow a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute.””

      The Emir Khan’t keep up. Even ISIS terrorists know that when you’ve emptied a magazine you have to reload. That’s why the shooter in Las Vegas (whatever happened to that story) is alleged to have used multiple rifles.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Golly, who has the bbc invited back on?

       19 likes

  22. Chalkywhite says:

    The BBC don’t give a toss for balanced reporting, they just report their blinkered view…and we pay for it!

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    • smoogie7 says:

      I don’t pay for it as I do not have a TV so no TV license.

      I will never pay money into the left’s media

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  23. StewGreen says:

    News “One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Spain”
    ..Is he really high on the list cos of magnitude in crime or is it he one of the ones accused in the Stephen Lawrence case but never tried ?

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  24. Al Shubtill says:

    I watched Look North this evening and its coverage of the mayoral election in South Yorkshire, which was won by Dan Jarvis. The report STILL made no mention of the fact that Jarvis, is under police investigation for electoral fraud in this election; due to the home address he gave on his election documents being non-existent.

    When Paul Nuttall, was under a similar police investigation in Stoke during the GE – al Beebus were all over the story throughout; but because Jarvis is viewed as an acceptable, potential, future party leader: they have left it completely alone.
    Totally biased [email protected]

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  25. StewGreen says:

    BBC admits factual inaccuracy
    “The BBC has agreed to re-edit documentary Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents after a complaint over *incorrect* suggestion that a Jesuit priest was involved in the Gunpowder Plot
    \\ The corporation acknowledged that the show represented “a breach of editorial standards” and promised to re-edit the two episodes featuring Fr Gerard before they are broadcast again.//
    A question remains about whether the prog should be withdrawn from Bafta nomination.
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/bbc-to-change-gunpowder-plot-documentary-after-complaint-hk6wbl020

    (Times has a special offer 3 months digital subscription is just £3
    make sure you cancel the rollover before July 18th)

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  26. StewGreen says:

    The reason why middle class white people have to pull on balaclavas and no platform speakers at British universities, is cos black people can’t stand up for themselves.
    Oh hang on the universities minister is black

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    • Oaknash says:

      Unfortunately Stew you cannot win with these over-indulged children.
      If he was white he would have been declared as having no interest in representing black students but I expect now because he is black he is now viewed as a “Coconut”

      The one thing these people hate more than a white Tory politician is a black Tory politician. Especially if they dont play the full race card like Fatbot and Lammy.
      It appears to me that the only “effnik” politicians acceptable these days are the ones who constantly whine and prepare black kids for a lifetime of “victim-hood” with demands for “special treatment” rather than getting on with their lives like everyone else.

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  27. Roland Deschain says:

    Well! How very dare he!
    6f3x2r.jpg

    He mimed a stabbing motion. How dreadful.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44007312

    It is unclear where Mr Trump sourced his information. However, a lead London trauma surgeon recently told BBC Radio 4 his hospital was likened to an Afghan war zone. The interview was the basis for a Daily Mail article.

    The unsaid implication: it’s the Daily Mail, so you can automatically disbelieve it.

       38 likes

    • taffman says:

      Roland Deschain
      Yep, Trump is draining the swamp, Al Beeb and the media don’t like it.

      \\”It is not the first time Mr Trump has remarked on security in the UK capital.
      Last year he criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his handling of terrorist attacks in the city.
      The White House recently announced the US president would visit the UK on 13 July.
      Mayor Khan said Mr Trump would find that Londoners hold their freedom of speech “very dear”.//
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44007312

         21 likes

    • Richard Pinder says:

      Its already known that although there are two BBC documentaries about murders in London every week. The two documentaries per week are always about Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered 25 years ago. There are two documentaries about Stephen Lawrence next week. So the BBC must be expecting two more murders in London next week?

      I expect the BBC will make a fictional drama about a Black speaker at Speakers Corner being arrested by White Police officers. Two dramas per week to cover the arrests of Tommy Robinson and Gerard Batten.

      Also two BBC dramas per week about Sadiq Khan taking U.S. Embassy staff as hostages in Londonistan. Based on the 1979 hostage-taking at the U.S. embassy in Iran. Two dramas per week to cover the visit of Donald Trump.

         34 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      Roland – I guess its OK for a Brit to say it on Radio 4 because they tell the truth but Trump cant say the same thing because as we all know he only tells fake news.
      Just look at the lies he was promulgating over Sweden and Islam. He even showed a film clip purporting to show members of the Islamic brotherhood throwing a gay off the building – whereas the BBC was able to tell the real story when it originally broadcast it saying the same clip – errrrrr showed members of the Islamic brotherhood throwing a gay off the building!
      Thank God our gallant PM had the sense to tell this dreadful man off!

      No wonder the BBC hate this liar so much.

         28 likes

  28. taffman says:

    “Kilauea: Fresh eruptions from Hawaii volcano”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44012046
    The Earth is polluting the planet , it has been for millions of years. Its nature.
    Where are the ‘greens’ when you need them?

       17 likes

    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Taff,
      Tax volcanoes, that’ll stop ‘em.
      It works with everything else.

         14 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Not if the bbc HR guys are involved.

        They’ll just use licence fee payer funds to compensate elsewhere.

        You see a BBC-52 headed on a run for Arthur’s Seat… scarper.

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

    If I have any advice / suggestion to fedup2 and others taking up various roles in support of the running of this website – then:

    a) Don’t burn yourselves out. I think Rufus McDufus showed that one or two open threads a week was enough to keep the community active and together.

    b) With the article threads (such as “On Trump”) there is no need for a long article. A headline and one or two sentences explaining the issue of contention is enough to get the ball rolling for commentators to comment on it.

    c) Focus first on familiarising yourselves with the technical aspects of your role such as linking images, videos etc (in a manner that doesn’t break any copyright issues), pinning / unpinning open threads on the listings page etc.

    d) Maybe look into the possibility of automating the issuing of open threads.

    e) Develop an incredibly thick skin – because as soon as you put your head above the parapet you become a target for potential criticism, moans and groans. Sometimes these are intended as mere suggestions but may come out as being aggressive / harsh – because most here are not experts at diplomacy. Personally I don’t mind a bit of rough and tumble but maybe that’s because I’m very weird or so some might say.

    f) Don’t be too fussy on yourselves and others.

    g) Be content to ignore well-meaning if not insufferable commentators like myself who offers advice that might be stating the bleeding obvious or else might be spouting nonsense.

    h) Good luck, all the best, and thank you.

       37 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Broadcasting

      thank you for the precious advice . I will print it and stick some where close.i hope I am only helping out here as you say and long for the day when I can be first again ( or try to be !). ..

         11 likes

  30. Guest Who says:

    Without twitter, I would not be educated and informed with the kind of unique insights the BBC brings to issues:

       16 likes

  31. Oaknash says:

    Amen to all of that BBC and can I also add my thanks to all those who run this site and especially now FE2 and Snuff. This site has saved the ears of poor Mrs Oak from much tub thumping over the years.

    I am planning to go to the Freedom March tomorrow. If anyone else here is going, the march will be led by the Veterans and Football Lads starting from around 1.00pm at Speakers Corner with a rally at Whitehall at roughly 3 ish. I will be keeping my mouth shut as I was always rubbish at footy and and never served in the forces!

    Time to put my money where my mouth is for once!

    There is lots of stuff on the internet saying it has has been cancelled etc. This is rubbish it is definitely still on!

       28 likes

  32. lojolondon says:

    I am still annoyed about the murder of a British man and the disappearance of his wife – this is the best the BBC can do – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43901056

    The Sun seems to have done a much better job of reporting the facts : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6141765/brit-rod-saunders-kidnapped-isis-dead-crocodile-infested-river/

    And even SA news media is far superior : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/body-of-briton-rodney-saunders-identified-after-couple-go-missing-in-sa-20180425

    My question : Where is the outrage, where is the campaign to search for Rachel Saunders? Where are the cabinet minister interviews to discover what the British government is doing to find someone who may still be alive and bring the perps to justice? Or does this all not matter, because if white people choose to live in SA they lose their rights, even if British??

       31 likes

  33. Guest Who says:

    What do they run with, oh roaring beacon of impartiality?

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/number-people-being-rushed-ae-14539999

       7 likes

  34. Englands Dreaming says:

    Happy 200th Birthday Karl Marx!!! 🙂

    There is an interesting comment by Comrade Number 1 in the Beeb website article on China trying to get rid of a Marx statue to Germany

    Karl Marx statue from China divides Germans on anniversary
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44009621

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Marx today “stands for things which he is not responsible for and which he didn’t cause because many of the things he wrote down were redrafted into the opposite”.

    Sounds very much like the old chestnut about communism failing because it hasn’t been properly implemented anywhere, perhaps JCJ is gonna give it one more try.

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  35. Right Angle says:

    I paid rather more attention to last year’s local council elections as they were the first held after the Brexit referendum.

    I remember that Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party did quite badly, and that questions were being raised about whether he could continue as leader of the party (same question raised this year!)

    Sky News, to its credit, did go round asking people for their views on Corbyn’s leadership (do surprise me if the BBC did the same). Here’s an unimpressed voter’s response:

    “He couldn’t direct traffic down a one-way street”.

    Hope Sky News kept that recording …

       32 likes

    • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

      I’m afraid Agent Cob’s voice coach has reached the limits of the ultra-low decibel voice.
      If the clown speaks any more quietly not even the sensitive microphones will be able to pick up what he’s saying.
      Most politicians stupidly try to accentuate their message with hand gestures that fool nobody, just the same with ‘whisperer Cob’.

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  36. Beeb Brother says:

    Great to hear Trump stick the boot in about London being a war zone. He really is a perpetual source of joy, forever sticking the boot in. I am surprised the BBC ran with his comments and did not try and memory hole them.

    All their sneering about ‘sexism’ and hurt feelings looks ridiculous when this has happened on their watch – not through mere neglect but actively encouraged by them. All cultures are equal! In fact, minority cultures must be empowered as they are ‘oppressed’ by successfully ones – stabbing each other to death and low aspirations have nothing whatsoever to do with and bad outcomes.

    Can you imagine if Obama had brokered peace in Korea? They would interrupt normal programmes to show people of all races holding hands along the border and bowing to Saint Obama. It would be wall-to-wall overkill, a saccharine emotathon interviewing women and children about how a black man brought world peace and now we would have eternal paradise everywhere.

    As Trump did it they try to make out it was not even thanks to him – just a colossal coincidence this happened after he took power and not any of the 65 years previously.

       44 likes

  37. Englands Dreaming says:

    The Beeb still in denial that the local election results were not good for Labour

    Local election results 2018: No clear winner as Labour and Tories neck and neck
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44014076

    After 8 years of Tory government with a useless leader, shouldn’t Labour be doing rather better BBC?

    FT’s article headline is more to the point
    Labour fails to make big gains in England local elections

    And the Beeb is at its devious best in the article, leading with the most positive aspect for Labour
    “As the final election result was declared in the London borough of Tower Hamlets overnight, Labour sealed their best result in the capital since 1971.”

    And then subtle stuff
    But their failure to secure key targets such as Wandsworth saw Theresa May claiming “success” for the Tories.

    See the Tory success has to be in inverted commas, so the reader knows it wasn’t a success at all.

    And then the link to Sir John Curtice article
    Local election results 2018: How important was the Brexit effect?
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43976539

    But the video of Sir John is him talking about the Labour result and not how the Tory’s are now backed mainly by Leave voters and the implications of that.

    Great work BBC

       31 likes

    • G says:

      ED,
      Whichever way you look at it, in the contest between the major two parties (and not accepting the ‘local’ nature of the elections rather a national emphasis), you could only vote for the party which would welcome unlimited immigration or the party which does welcome unlimited immigration. That decision is really all down to international commitments (UN/Globalists). Fact is, the public don’t really get a say in the matter.

         12 likes

      • Englands Dreaming says:

        Agree G, the public get shafted on immigration whether Labour or Con. But with Brexit there is a difference, you stand a better chance with the Tory’s.

           13 likes

  38. Guest Who says:

    John weighs in some more…. impartially, of course.

    Some say (Nick Robbo’s ‘sources’ will be gutted).

       14 likes

  39. AsISeeIt says:

    The information is there. It just depends which narratives you use to join the dots.

    This morning BBC tv news is most anxious to share with viewers two headline stories.

    Number one is about Donald Trump’s reference to the fact that despite Britain having draconian gun laws a London hospital is still busy treating stab victims.

    The BBC narrative here of course is that the situation is really not that bad – afterall the BBC plays down the level of knife crime (there’s also a fair bit of gun crime too but we’ll leave that for now). We are aware that several recent overnight London killings have only been reluctantly reported by the BBC because of their impact on the morning’s local traffic flow.

    Story number two sees the arrest of a Stephen Lawrence murder suspect. The BBC narrative on this one is a resounding shout of racism.

    But surely the knifing of the young Mr Lawrence was somewhat of a supporting bit of news evidence to President Trump’s current narrative? In any case in their anxiety to bring us this breaking news which allows the BBC to use the bogey word racist up front in their second headline they do, albeit unwittingly, produce a slightly awkward juxtaposition with Trump’s criticism of London knife crime – which the BBC would otherwise wish to bat away.

    Then we have the charges on which this whitey ne’er-do-well has been arrested. To wit: major drug supply (that will be illegal narcotics).

    It has long been the opinion of sensible commentators that the Lawrence murder might well have been drug-related. Another case of mistaken identity, if you will. But certainly it looks and feels drug-related. Just compare it to the many many subsequent examples we have of London drug territory gang battles. Think about those hundreds of seemingly random suburban street killings of young men we have seen since. Why was this one so very different? Was it really so different?

    So you see it’s all just a matter of how you join the dots. The BBC have their way. Perhaps they should remove their cherished narratives from the news and let us decide for ourselves. I don’t think that in their current configuration they can do that. So they should go.

       22 likes

    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      AIS,
      If a whitey shot or stabbed someone would he be charged with murder or cultural appropriation?

         22 likes

  40. StewGreen says:

    “sad but entirely predictable twist in the ongoing saga of the BBC’s refusal to enforce its guidelines on Mr Packham,”
    On Twitter Chris Packham vents anger at Scottish Raven cull
    Incites his supporters to act,
    …. one of them sends a death threat

    “cull 60 ravens a year”
    .. that’s nothing the UK has at least 12,000 pairs
    (registered as not in danger)

    Packham lights the fuse then complains about the bomb.”

    “Every time the BBC has refused to rein in Mr Packham, his rhetoric has become more intemperate.”
    http://www.countryside-alliance.org/chris-packham-the-bbc-and-a-death-threat

       12 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Packham tries to claim moral equivalence
      Speaking of death threats to humans he says

      whilst such threats are abhorrent and unacceptable and should cease immediately .
      . . my summation is that they are a reaction to the proposed Raven cull which he is to preside over , and that it too is abhorrent , unacceptable and should cease immediately

      No Packy the death threats to humans should stop even if the cull of ravens continues.

         14 likes

      • Beltane says:

        As numbers of all our major predators spiral out of control, due to artificial protection (natural protection in nature is based on survival of the fittest), the vulnerable prey that suffers will inevitably include increasing numbers of song birds and small mammals incapable of resistance or escape. New-born lambs with their eyes pecked out would provide a powerful example for a largely ignorant TV audience.
        Countryfile and Packham, predictably, blame farmers and gamekeepers but they never take into account, or prefer to ignore, the huge territory each and every predator pair require to rear young. Increase predators without the facility to increase territory and the result is vastly increased loss of life among nature’s most defenceless.

           14 likes

  41. BRISSLES says:

    Apologies if this has been posted before………………

    I just signed the petition, “Robin Boissier: Reinstate the crew of the Whitby RNLI lifeboat.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

    Here’s the link:
    https://www.change.org/p/robin-boissier-reinstate-the-crew-of-the-whitby-rnli-lifeboat?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt&utm_campaign=triggered&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=678074069

       21 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      mug image, is supposed to be like this
      Maybe it failed diversity rules to superimpose on a white body.
      Saucy photos at seaside places where a mans face appears on a woman’s body, didn’t the Victorians invent that ?
      DcWBjF4W0AAob1J.jpg:small

         15 likes

      • taffman says:

        StewGreen
        I think that maxincony/Evan would love a ‘mug’ like that .

           2 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      A sign of the times and the stasi-like thought police regime that we are now subject to. What’s worse in this case is that the RNLI accessed private WhatsApp messages from the people involved…why…what justification could there be for prying into private communications by the RNLI? What on earth did that have to do with a ‘seaside’ mug? Way out of proportion. People sat on their backsides in the offices should be sacked for this decision not the people who put their own lives at risk to save others.

         32 likes

      • maxincony says:

        pugnazious,

        A sign of the times and the stasi-like thought police regime that we are now subject to… What on earth did that have to do with a ‘seaside’ mug? Way out of proportion.

        Permanently-Outraged-Right-Wing-Warriors spring into action: “Saucy” mugs! Littlejohn! “STASI-LIKE THOUGHT POLICE!

        What a shame no one could be bothered to read the statement put out by RNLI three days ago:

        This is about much more than ‘saucy mugs’ but for legal reasons and given the crew members have a right of appeal it is not appropriate to say more at this time however we can confirm the investigation focussed on the production of inappropriate material of a sexual nature and associated social media activity directed at an RNLI staff member.

        We are aware of speculation about the issue on social media but we want to stress that this was not a trivial matter

        …We can confirm that the images of the mugs in many of the media articles is not a true representation of what was produced.

        https://goo.gl/h4nDM6

        A petition that was setup to reinstate the sacked volunteers has since been removed.

           4 likes

        • pugnazious says:

          Hmmm….yeah…a trivial matter….and all evidence points to mugs being ‘seaside’ harmless…RNLI not provide anything to the contrary…just as not provide any evidence of harassment and bullying.

          And petition not withdrawn by petitioners as you try to suggest but by 38 Degrees because it is an issue now subject to an ongoing legal process….

          ‘This petition is no longer live
          Unfortunately the 38 Degrees team have had to take down this petition as we believe it may break our terms and conditions, and it revolves around a live employment dispute.’

             2 likes

    • popeye says:

      Signed, donated and commented

         10 likes

      • Englands Dreaming says:

        Signed
        Not surprisingly Richard Littlejohn has picked up on the story
        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-5689335/Its-obscene-crockery-squad-safeguard-couple-jokey-coffee-mugs.html

           9 likes

        • theisland says:

          Have also signed.

          Good article from Littlejohn who says
          “It took me only seconds on the internet yesterday to discover a current recruitment advert from the RNLI for a full-time Safeguarding Officer, on a salary of up to £41,926 a year.”
          Well – there you have it in a nutshell.

             22 likes

          • Roland Deschain says:

            As long as they can afford to spend that kind of money on policing the mugs, they don’t need my money.

               18 likes

          • ToobiWan says:

            Stake holders, diverse, without prejudice, all the feckin’ corporate newspeak!
            You will be passionate about safeguarding and be able to advise, train and support a diverse group of people and activities across our organisation. Establishing rapport and trust will be essential to be effective in this role as well has a high level of confidentiality
            The ability to search whatsap accounts an advantage. (the uncrackable platform of choice, according to our security services, used by homesick jihadis and ISIS members to book flights back to blighty and pickups from the airport) RNLI seems to have no problem in cracking it though!
            https://jobs.rnli.org/vacancy/safeguarding-officer-347979.html

               10 likes

            • theisland says:

              Yet another self-perpetuating and self-fulfilling HR non-job.

              “Qualifications required Essential – Degree level qualification Desirable – CIPD qualification (preferably Chartered Membership) or equivalent”

              HR have created many of the problems in our society with their self-serving gobbledyspeak and disproportionate influence.

              A brief look at their ‘professional’ web pages will tell you all you need to know.
              https://www.cipd.co.uk/
              https://www.cipd.co.uk/learn/training

              Shut them all down.

                 16 likes

              • ToobiWan says:

                Sounds like the sort of outfit Julia Middleton would feel at home in.

                   5 likes

                • RJ says:

                  The Caister lifeboat is independent of the RNLI. In 1969 the RNLI decided to close the Caister station despite the fact that they had saved more lives than any lifeboat station in the UK. The Caister Volunteer Rescue Service was formed and their lifeboat is funded by public donation. The management team are not paid.

                  In 1901 the lifeboat was wrecked and 9 of the 12 crew drowned. A comment at the inquest became famous – Caister men never turn back.

                  If any of you have fallen out with the RNLI over this stupidity there is an alternative.

                  http://www.caisterlifeboat.org.uk/about.html

                     8 likes

  42. Guest Who says:

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  43. pugnazious says:

    The BBC is keeping the anti-Brexit bandwagon rolling.

    Yesterday Martha Kearney thought the Government was guilty of ‘magical thinking’ over the NI ‘frictionless’ border. She told us that ‘No one has produced the technology yet’ to enable that. Except of course they have and it is in use in many countries…including our own already…as the EU tells us….

    ‘Many of these measures have been introduced at borders across the world. At both the Norway-Sweden border and the Canada -US border, low friction borders have been created through a focus on sharing of both data and facilities, the creation of electronic environments for trade and travel and the use of modern technologies. Both Australia and New Zealand have also focused on utilising technology, in particular bio-metrics, to speed-up the movement of citizens between their respective countries.’

    Also the EU’s own study stated that such technology, ‘Smart Borders’, was a recommended solution to issues such as NI…a problem only in the Eurocracies’ mind for me…one created and whipped up with the intent of annexing NI for the EU.

    Then today we had a story about a fugitive from justice hiding out in Spain, wanted on drugs charges but also a suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder. What was the BBC interested in? We soon found out as the head of the NCA was suddenly asked if the return of this person to the UK was facilitated by the European Arrest Warrant system….you knew what was coming then…pretty unsubtle…and sure enough…will Brexit mean we have no more cooperation and thus we just won’t be able to extradite people anymore from Europe? There was of course no-one to counter the argument that the EAW is without flaws or to suggest Brexit will not mean armageddon.

    A review of the extraditon sustem by the government in 2011 concluded that the EAW was working satisfactorily with some problems but also that the UK/US system works well.

    There is absolutely no reason why a suitable extradition process cannot be agreed between the EU and the UK based upon the EAW but with more safeguards….after all the EU bloc of course has a treaty with the US.

    Just more BBC misinformation and scaremongering.

    From the EU…it recommends a technology enabled ‘smart border’ for NI…..

    ‘This report proposes the implementation of a new border solution that serves both sides of the border with maximum predictability, speed and security and with a minimum burden and cost for traders and travellers. It is based on international standards and operational best practices from different parts of the world supported by state -of-the-art technology. The solution presented here can also be implemented regardless of the legal framework for EU; therefore, the implementation can commence and the solution can be ready to operate with a minimum transition period.
    In addition, it is also scalable and presents a potential future model for the future movement of persons and goods between the EU and the UK.’

       15 likes

    • Holly Selassie says:

      But the personal is political Martha.
      We all learned that on our womens workshops( dungarees, no lathes-but a workshop nonetheless).
      So for you to say Brexit`s crap, as if you`d know-well that`s a bit rich isn`t it?
      Like yourself on all that lolly the BBC gives you to be-well, not very clever really.
      Aren`t you the one who nearly died after buying a massive beehive for your home-made organic honey sales? Only to find you go into toxic shock and nearly die when you`re stung. Only two years ago wasn`t it?
      But Norther Ireland Border problems are a breeze to you. Well, you did go to Ulster on your TV jaunt around Ireland. Which makes you an expert I suppose.

         4 likes

  44. pugnazious says:

    Looking at this from the Mail….not BBC bias but it’s the weekend…chillax with Dave…

    And saw this very clever trick……

       7 likes

  45. Holly Selassie says:

    I see Jim Naughtie got a Eurojaunt to Paris to commemorate the 50 years of rioting.
    As if it`s still not going on what with metros refusing to stop at Somali crack stations, strikes every weekend and midweek too. And loads of migrants setting fire to mattresses all over Paris outside where Jim chose to visit.
    How outre Jim, what a rebel you are.
    But the art, the symbolism, the youth, the museums devoted to Sartes gassings-with not one working class chappie to be seen in Paris 68-except the police and those who had to clean up of course.
    Why do we let the BBC get away with this blather, Naughtie really thinks he`s a Yentob in terms of cultural moment. And, of course he is-a nothing, a fat florid flatulent bladderwreck who thinks that “The Gulag Archipelego” really deserves a musical about it.
    Despicable numpty is Naughtie, Why are we mug enough to indulge this latest blimp, this “Low Flying Jimmy” as they`re all called up over the border.
    In bed with the cheeky reds again Jim?
    Did we ever see Naughtie with Michael Martin? Just asking.

       15 likes

  46. Ian Rushlow says:

    Coming soon to a country near you: 10 year old girls are now legitimate targets for sex by migrants in Finland:
    https://www.rt.com/news/425925-finland-sex-migrant-10yo/
    Meanwhile, in France, they are pondering with setting the age of consent at 13:
    https://www.rt.com/news/409794-france-consent-age-introduce/
    Expect a propaganda campaign by the BBC, asking for pardons for the heroes of Rochdale, Rotherham, Oxford, Luton etc.

       21 likes

  47. Annunaki says:

    Time for action ! from youtube :

    Thank you to everyone supporting this project! This is bigger than me or any of us as individuals so we have to stand up together to defend our freedom of speech. We have decided, after meeting with the police and seeing the response to plans for the event to hold it on Whitehall, near the cabinet office and the Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing street. We decided to focus our efforts on making sure we pull off a large scale, credible event. So we won’t be marching – instead we have an incredible lineup of speakers, performers, videos and content to offer on the day. We want to make May 6th the biggest Free Speech demonstration the UK has seen so please, help us make it happen! Visit dayforfreedom.com and tweet #dayforfreedom to support us. Thank you,.

       11 likes

  48. ScottishCalvin says:

    Cartoon I scribbled up on the local election results

       6 likes

  49. Guest Who says:

    Once the Bbc Newsnight Economics Editor you know. Lucky he left his politics at the door.

       10 likes

    • The Sage says:

      As has been asked here before, how did a failed music teacher get the job of Newsnight economics editor and would he have got the job had his political views been slightly right of centre? Answers on a postcard.

         23 likes

  50. Guest Who says:

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Presumably a lot less challenging and dangerous than being a black male resident of London.

         2 likes