Start the Week 28th May 2018

Thought I’d give FedUp2,TrueToo and Rufus a helping hand. They keep this important site going.

So lets get stuck into BBC and how they misreport events.

This week the emerging news will probably be the Italian elections which I think is going very well indeed, Tommy Robinson which the BBC won’t report, Brexit of course and the pressure on Northern Ireland to have a similar referendum to that in Eire.

Sorry Tabs, I think you were the last post from the previous thread. Worth the read though.

Over to you

 

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340 Responses to Start the Week 28th May 2018

  1. wronged says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been first in anything over the past twenty years, I’m even second in command in my own house and there is only two of us who live here!

    Now onto a more serious point

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-44278368/spiderman-rescue-moment-malian-man-saves-paris-child

    Why didn’t the white bloke who had hold of the baby just lift the baby up himself?

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    • ToobiWan says:

      Why didn’t the white bloke who had hold of the baby just lift the baby up himself?
      Maybe he was already a French national and he wanted to give someone else a chance of citizenship?
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44275776

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      • taffman says:

        ToobiWan
        Looks a bit ‘iffy’ to me.
        Is there more to this than reported ? Where were the poor childs parents?

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      • Peter Grimes says:

        Great training that climbing up the outside of a block of flats.

        Could be a useful skill!

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    • chrisH says:

      Greatly appreciate the collegiate solidarity here.
      This cabinet idea is great, takes pressure off Mr V and Alan.
      Thanks lads.

      But-being a carping no mates curmudgeon wandering around Taunton between ciders in Vivary Park?

      Can I have a ruling on whether he (or indeed she-for we`ve some great gals here !)- can be the first on any blog(thread or any other means!) to hold forth?

      Or do I need to go to Strasbourg?

      Until I get a final ruling on this-I have to congratulate you wronged.

      But I`m crying inside…when will I be first?
      “I have a dream”…..

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      • wronged says:

        ChrisH,
        I’d suggest you contact David Vance,beyond my pay scale I’m afraid. I do enjoy your posts and you have also been a valued member for a long time.

        I managed to get to the next tier a while ago when we had an influx of trolls. I suggested to a number of trolls not be so rude or leave the site which they duly did. Sometimes they reappear under a different name. The odd troll is worth reading if only for the way some of our members who relish touching horns.

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        • chrisH says:

          This concilatory reply shows why, sir you are well-placed to lead us out of the EU, would that our political clowns would ask you.
          I see a diplomatic posting for you peaceful putsch types, it`s a squiffy joy to know the site is in safe hands.
          That said, somehow my blog above is at NUMBER 3…which I`m taking as a “Joe Dolce/ Ultravox” moment, where my worst blog got its highest chart entry.
          Stevie Wonders ” I just called to say I love you”
          Chuck Berrys “My Ding a Ling”.
          I`m on the “third placed” top of the world, ma”!

          Good cider old Mrs Thatchers innit? Am boycotting Magners until they bring back a hard abortion to Ireland….er, something like that…

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Chris
        Having the keys to the kingdom I was tempted to be ‘first’ but I knew I wouldn’t get the ‘high’ experienced by getting first on anothers’ listing.

        I would welcome a legal ruling but I fear no one would be able to report it or get an instant. 13months from. Judge xxxx

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        • chrisH says:

          “Forbearance Is the Hallmark of your creed sir”. We`re of a kinder gentler age aren`t we here?
          No freebie to Strasbourg for me then.
          Bit of a Bermuda triangle that Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg innit?

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          • Scroblene says:

            A chum told me yesterday, that he had been listening to a concert by the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra on the wireless, and half-way through the performance, the bloke playing the triangle just disappeared!

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        • wronged says:

          Fedup2
          ‘Having the keys to the kingdom I was tempted to be ‘first’ but I knew I wouldn’t get the ‘high’ experienced by getting first on anothers’ listing.’

          Not true Fedup2. I initiated a start the week at exactly the same time as Rufus. He asked if I wished to takeover, which I said yes.
          I then noticed that for about 10 minutes the thread was under the name of Rufus, not me, so I just posted my comment there and then, first. Then the heading changed to my name. Had I saw the thread in my name I would not have posted first.
          You seem very touchy about receiving help. I have no wish to impinge on what you regard as your territory. Only to ensure the smooth continuity of the site ensuring that we don’t have days of the previous weeks thread as in the past. I have always found deadlines work better, if you wish to extend the deadline to say 11am or even 12noon that is fine, but rather than make silly comments as above it is better to communicate what you feel will help you, so that we can be of help to you should you be inconvenienced or unable to enact the thread. It’s just a failsafe back up I am offering.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            wronged, probably a good reason for me to stay away from buttons on computers …..

            😉

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    • john in cheshire says:

      It looks like a Syrian white helmets moment to me; ie. Fake and not very well done fakery.

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    • lojolondon says:

      Exactly. I think in his position I would have done exactly that. Looks very staged to me!!

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  2. smoogie7 says:

    Nothing really biased for me to complain about at the moment.

    However I am still annoyed with the BBC as they have failed to update the weather forecast for the South West.

    ‘Updated daily’ but last updated on the 25th

    Are they always this slow on a bank holiday weekend?

    Needless to say I hate bank holidays. I do not work them anyway and do not recommend anymore. Shame on the BBC drying to help Corbyn out though, that clown wants to force even more of them onto us!

    Have a good day, all

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    • Pat..original says:

      The local Devon page is very slow on updating anything. There are still seven news items from the 24th May. Traffic news has practically vanished and as you say the weather forecast is obviously not one of their priorities (too British I suppose). A couple of years ago they gave a negative forecast for a summer weekend and it turned out to be glorious. Tourist people were tearing their hair. It seems that ‘local’ is of little consequence these days.

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  3. fakenewswatcher says:

    Nothing biased, Smoogie? Forgive me, but you must have been listening to music. The BBC are currently in the throes of one of their biggest campaigns ever. Yesterday was wall to wall propaganda, at least on R4. I can’t believe that has come to a halt.
    They want Northern Ireland to be blessed with the same ‘equality’ Eire now has: the women of NI need their ‘rights’ now, is the slogan. That also serves the purpose of undermining Ms May, who is between a rock and a hard place on this one. (Not that she needs anyone to undermine her. She is good at doing it to herself.)
    So, NI ‘equal rights’ : for Abortion on demand that is. Murder of the unborn.
    And that has been conflated with ‘women’s rights’ in general. Listen carefully today; I’m almost sure you’ll hear many BBC women complaining -in various guises- that there are not enough women, in this, that or the other. Mark a sheet of paper for every time you hear ‘some’ saying NI needs ‘equal rights’, regardless of what the Assembly or the people want.
    And if still in doubt, listen to ‘Women’s Hour’ on R4. If you missed that, there’s also ‘Late nights Woman’s Hour’.

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    • smoogie7 says:

      Just as well I ignore R4 then! I find that when I take a day off from things I really forget how vile the BBC is.

      In fact I heard all about the abortion thing in Ireland, I took no notice of it and I would rather that the BBC did not ram their view down my neck as well!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        It is great to be ‘away’ for the weekend, smoogie, but unfortunately I still listened to the R4 News. I did manage to avoid Any Answers and I think I may not have listened to Any Questions. If I did, I have completely forgotten about its Panel and the questions and answers.

        Oh dear! The ever-diminishing value (to me) of the BBC.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      The far-left bbc is a Godless organisation so it’s unsurprising that they couldn’t care less about murdering unborn babies.
      It’s more disturbing that Eire is also falling away from God.
      I hope Northern Ireland has more humanity and resists calls for legalised abortion.
      In reality, Jesus told us there aren’t that many people who have faith in Him and look to Him for salvation, so maybe all the unbelievers are being exposed by this decision.

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      • vesnadog says:

        Betcha the BBC morons avoided these fools:

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        • Pat..original says:

          The worst placard I have ever seen. I wonder if the ‘waste of space’ holding it would agree if the clock was turned back 20/30 years. Imagine being his parents.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        j-i-c, there is, in my view, a need for some legalised abortion as an option in, for want of a better phrase, ‘extreme circumstances’ if only to put back street abortionists and risky home d-i-y methods out of business.

        It is extremely important to remember the rights of the unborn and not to license baby-killing, which we have done – sadly – in Great Britain. It is also extremely important to remember couples who cannot conceive naturally and would wish or become happy to adopt.

        I wonder how much money our NHS would have available, now, if our abortion laws were not so liberal in Great Britain? A point there for the LeftLibbies to ponder.

        The Eire Referendum vote was interesting in that it appeared to me that it was all about ‘Womens Rights’, not strictly abortion as such.

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    • chrisH says:

      And who better than Sinn Fein to advice the rest of us about the right to kill, maim and torture?
      Wonder how many miscarriages, abortions in the form of blowing up pregnant women THEY were responsible for?
      As if Womans Hour would ever ask.
      File this three day death dance squarely at the need to bring down the Tories, get the DUP wiped out, and get a united Ireland with no Brexit for us or our Ulster chums.
      Save Ulster from Sodomy was one of Ian Paisleys causes. Why didn`t we listen?

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  4. vlad says:

    Nothing biased? The bias is constant, 24/7, often more in what is NOT reported.

    See what’s really going on in the world on the sites below.

    Meanwhile the beeb trumpet a migrant who saves a baby. Good for him, but they ignore all the other stuff below.
    Note: when migrants torch whole banlieues, they’re ‘youth’ or ‘French’. When one saves a baby, he’s a ‘Malian migrant’.

    https://thereligionofpeace.com/

    https://gatesofvienna.net/

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

    http://barenakedislam.com/

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Wronged ,

      Thanks for relieving me of the stress of when to put up the new thread – it’s overwhelming

      Anyway – not al beeb – but I’d recommend a short documentary series on PBS America about Iran and Saudi – which explains why Blighty is where it is – infected by mad wahabi Muslims who want infidels dead and a sharia state – bit like Luton , tower hamlets , newham and the many others …

      Al beeb would NEVER show this .

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      • wronged says:

        FedUp2
        ‘Thanks for relieving me of the stress of when to put up the new thread – it’s overwhelming’
        Happy to step in only -repeat only when I think you may have either forgotten to do so or for some other reason. We were into Monday so I took the initiative of an necessary update. It does not matter who does it provided the update happens.
        Can I suggest you do the update on regular basis but if it passes a certain time say 10.am on a Monday. I will intervene. Weekend 10.am on a Saturday the same. I hope this makes sense.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Wronged -Yep that’s fine -I wrote on the previous thread that I was leaving the new one until Tuesday due to the bank holiday and intend to leave out the midweek update unless events lead to huge numbers of pages .

          I try to do the updates when there is not much chat and posts which our friends have put up with great thought and time are not too recent as I would not want them missed . I was flippant about the “stress” . It’s an honour being involved in our small attempt to hold back the tide and keep our country .

          Anyway – I wrote earlier that al beeb is leading on abortion when it should be explaining Italy .
          It seems that the ReichEU has done its normal trick of getting another vote for the Italians to get it right next time . Let’s hope the euro weakens as a result .
          Can only help us to get out of the ReichEU

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          • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

            Purely just out of interest, how long does it take from start to finish to put up a new thread?
            I get the impression it’s a long process.

            Keep up the good work, it’s appreciated.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              Emmanuel,

              Thank you

              It’s really no time at all but I’m trying be as professional as possible to a new one up but not upset the discussion – so I don’t run to a fixed time. .

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          • wronged says:

            ‘Wronged -Yep that’s fine’
            Jolly good. Much appreciate your efforts.
            10.00 am deadline it is then

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    • G says:

      vlad,
      Can I just add, http://newobserveronline.com/

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    • chrisH says:

      Migrant saves a kid.
      Given that they`ve killed thousands thus far, still a bit on the debit side Beeb!
      Even if one Muslims life is worth a thousand of ours.

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  5. Lobster says:

    I see that it’s no longer possible (again!) to post a single comment on Guido’s site on any topic. What a waste of time!

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    • Deborah says:

      Lobi, I never posted on Guido, but used to read some of the comments. I used to find it an additional source to this site to know what was happening in this world. I am sorry that something seems to be happening there. However it is the site that highlighted the anti-Semitism rampant in the Labour Party, and I do hope that is isn’t the cause of their problems.

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  6. Englands Dreaming says:

    More anti democratic maneuvering in Italy
    Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44280046

    Shame the Beeb cant even get basic facts correct
    “Italy, the eurozone’s fourth-biggest economy”

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    • Doublethinker says:

      England,
      It was not unexpected that the EU would seek to overturn the result of the Italian election. What is unexpected is that they should do it so blatantly. The EU is definitely contemptuous of democracy and behaves like a totalitarian state. They are working with our global elites to overthrow Brexit, they ground the Greek people into abject poverty, , they have tried to interfear with democracy in Poland and Hungary, and yet some Remainiacs still claim that the EU is thoroughly democratic!
      In the USA the same battle is being fought out between the President and the globalist leftist alliance. One thing we should all recognise is that the democratic process may not be able to freethe people from the Globalist yolk , other measures may be required. In the USA the military can be relied upon to support the Commander in Chief . On this side of the Atlantic the people cannot trust any of their institutions which have all been captured by the left.

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      • Robert Rashbrooke says:

        I lived in the US for 20 years and came to realise the absolute duplicity and total corruption that is politics over there. Now that I am back living in UK I see that here too the people involved in politics are the same type of sociopath and psychopaths as in the US, and probably worldwide. The unfortunate thing is that far too many regards politics as somehow necessary and more than the game it actually is and continue to write supposedly learned articles on what happens in politics, when they should be exposing politics as the nonsense it really is. There is no such thing as democracy, the psychopaths make sure of that by acting as our lords and masters rather than our representatives. sadly so few realise the deception behind party politics and the ignorance of the electorate.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Speaking of no comments, this BBC Facebook page does have them, but no share facility for the link:

    BBC News

    The lights at night across India reveal an extraordinary level of regional inequality

    Inequality in India can be seen from outer space
    BBC.CO.UK

    The comments to this claim on various bases… could be going better.

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  8. Beeb Brother says:

    I read about a Malian immigrant rescuing a baby in The Times and just knew the BBC would be all over it. Lo and behold it is one of their lead stories.

    Always narrative over facts. In their mad reality this single, highly unusual event justifies open borders and the myriad ‘challenges’ it entails. Thanks to this man’s heroism Rotherham girls will be unraped, victims of terrorism will rise from the dead and all ‘hate speech’ laws will be repealed. This is final absolute proof that multiculturalism is paradise.

    This is propaganda, not news. Countless stories disproving their narrative are ignored.

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    • Lobster says:

      Beeb
      Mali is apparently 98% Muslim, but I’m sure that had no bearing on the story ……

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      • Beeb Brother says:

        Say you manage a football team and a player does one brilliant tackle but still scores own goals every game. You are not going to have him in the team on the basis on that one tackle.

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    • Guest Who says:

      If genuine, good on him. But hardly unique.

      Meanwhile the BBC has jumped the shark because of it.

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  9. pugnazious says:

    This is Hollywood…but it actually happened to Tommy Robinson as the State tried to kill him in prison…

    The BBC and all the social justice warriors out there showed no concern at all about the attempted State assassination.

    Give them a self-confessed terrorist-trained Islamist like Mozzam Begg and the BBC leaves no stone unturned to get him freed from Guantanamo where he genuinely belonged. The BBC was so determined that Irish terrorists should have their say that the BBC defied the law and broadcast their statements on the television and radio. When Blacks complain of constantly being stopped and searched the BBC is there for them telling their story and denouncing the police. And of course the BBC’s Mark Easton celebrates Islamist terrorists as the new Churchills, Ghandis and Mandelas.

    When Tommy Robinson is targeted by the State and put under constant surveillance and repeatedly arrested and jailed for minor offences, some being trumped up charges, constantly harassed, thrown out of a pub where he was quietly having a meal with his family, his family dragged out of bed at four in the morning as Tommy was arrested for yet another minor supposed offence which in no way merited such storm-trooper like actions, you have to ask where is the BBC, where is the concern about human rights, where is the concern about brutal and suppressive policing?

    There is none, none for Tommy anyway.

    However, be you black and Muslim the SJW’s emergency rescue service is there for you…..from the Guardian two weeks ago…

    Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance
    ‘Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon realized his nightmare was real, and he and his 15-year-old son were forced outside of their Dallas home, wearing only underwear.
    “It’s tyranny at its finest,” said Balogun, 34. “I have not been doing anything illegal for them to have surveillance on me. I have not hurt anyone or threatened anyone.”
    Balogun, who lost his home and more while incarcerated, is believed to be the first person targeted and prosecuted under a secretive US surveillance effort to track so-called “black identity extremists”.’

    This is what the FBI says about men like Balogun…essentially a terrorist [like Antifa’s]…note also that it is ‘perceptions’ of police brutality that drives the terrorism…perceptions that the BBC has done its damnedest to create and promote with its constant reports that white US police officers assassinate Blacks when that just isn’t true…note the description of some these guys as ‘Moorish’…they are Islamists, you know, Islamists who we are told just don’t exist in the US….

    ‘The FBI assesses it is very likely a Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence. The FBI assess it is very likely this increase began following the 9 August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent Grand Jury November 2014 declination to indict the police officers involved. The FBI assesses it is very likely incidents of alleged police abuse against African Americans since then have continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement. The FBI assesses it is very likely some BIEs are influenced by a mix of anti-authoritarian, Moorish sovereign citizen ideology, and BIE ideology. The FBI has high confidenced in these assessments, based on a history of violent incidents attributed to individuals who acted on behalf of their ideological beliefs, documented in FBI investigations and other law enforcement and open source reporting. The FBI makes this judgment with the key assumption the recent incidents are ideologically motivated. ‘

    The BBC on the other hand celebrates the terrorists’ ‘resistance’…

    ‘On the ground with America’s Black Power soldiers
    This movement is partly a response to years of police brutality towards the black community. Issues brought starkly to life by the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, among many, many others.
    As one of the Gun Club’s founders – Rakem Balogun – explained, there is a day-to-day tension between many police forces and black communities.
    Watch Black Power: America’s Armed Resistance on BBC iPlayer now.

    Do you think you would ever see BBC journalists taking a selfie with Tommy Robinson and the EDL as they did with these Black Power extremists and going on to say that the EDL was a justifiable ‘resistance’ movement?

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    • Robert Rashbrooke says:

      Here in UK we have this idea that the FBI is an honest, righteous organisation established to up hold the law. Whilst I believe that the lower level operatives do just that, the higher ups are operating corruptly at the behest of the Federal government and the DoJ. If you go back to the lack of investigation into the JFK assassination, the crash of TWA800, the total lack and suppression of facts behind 9/11 you will see the duplicity behind the organisation.

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  10. Roland Deschain says:

    A case study in referendums.

    Brexit
    Abortion

    Could anyone be in any doubt from the coverage which of those two results the BBC is more pleased about?

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    • john in cheshire says:

      I think the abortion referendum should be re-run because citizens of Eire obviously didn’t know what they were voting for.

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      • Robert Rashbrooke says:

        If we are to have democracy, whereby the majority opinion is the policy to be followed, with safeguards for the minority opinion, then those who do not agree with that majority opinion have to accept it.
        No one is forced to have an abortion if they do not agree with the concept, but for those who do accept and need it the facility is there. You, John, would not agree to have Muslim views and law coerced onto you, but you seem willing to force your Christian view onto others.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    So referendums are good now, and not rigged by “The Russians” ?

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  12. Roland Deschain says:

    I’m a week late to this one, so apologies if anyone posted at the time and I missed it.

    I caught up last night with the first episode of “A Very English Scandal”. In it, you saw Jeremy Thorpe (played by Hugh Grant who was doing a great impression of, er, Hugh Grant) make two speeches in Parliament.

    Number 1: saying how we needed to allow more immigrants into the country.

    Number 2: saying how wonderful European institutions were – a clear reference to what is now the EU.

    What were the odds, eh? Of all the speeches he must have made.

    If they’d thought it through, they might have considered if that was really the type of character they wanted to show as being in favour of that sort of thing.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I thought just showed that a politician in a three piece suit and a plummy accent can be as much of an amoral shit as anyone else . Thank god his career died .

      I know it’s drama bet I remember the slime from the first time round )

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      • john in cheshire says:

        Poor old dog, Rinka, though.
        And goodness knows what else Mr Thorpe got up to that has never been reported.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          I thought I was watching an episode of Only Fools & Horses ! The character of Andrew Newton reminded me of Boycie ! especially when he wanted Norman Scott and Rinka to get in his car – his cries of “its a bloody donkey” had me in stitches.

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            Reading your post and that of John in Cheshire above it and putting 2 & 2 together, you wonder to what use donkey-Rinka was put.

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            • BRISSLES says:

              Sorry, for those that didn’t watch it, – Rinka was a Great Dane (dog)

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  13. Grant says:

    Roland,

    Thorpe was exactly the BBC’s “type of character” !

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  14. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Change definitely in the wind.
    A GP friend of mine who is generally a middle of the road viewpoint, told me last night he has had it with Scotland and now looking to leave. A very pessimistic view of society in Scotland and a view that Krankie and her henchmen will target property owners and those of wealth to fund their crackpot pro-muslim schemes.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      And the short-arsed Ms Krankie-Sturgeon clearly thinks she has made it, strutting around Berlaymont today.

      God, she makes me want to punch her smug, fat face!

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      • Robert Rashbrooke says:

        Can someone please explain to me why we have openly hostile SNP representatives sitting in Westminster when they have their own Parliament?
        Rather than continue with the present ambivalent situation, if the majority of Scots want separation they should have it, with repayment to the English taxpayer for all the infrastructure paid for by Westminster. Then independence becomes somewhat less attractive I fear

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  15. pugnazious says:

    Laugh or cry….

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    The Sun has it right about May and her betrayal and weakness….

    Theresa May is walking into an EU trap to derail Brexit and betray Leave voters
    THERESA MAY’S negotiating style is to turn up at crucial Brussels summits already looking defeated, only to emerge covered in kisses and startled by apparent victory.

    On closer inspection we discover she has merely won time to impale herself more deeply on the EU hook.
    The PM is likely to repeat this performance at next month’s crunch EU summit, where final decisions over Britain’s future relationship with Europe will be signed.

    Mrs May will be offered brightly wrapped “concessions” which appear to honour her “Brexit means Brexit” promise.

    Unwrapped, they will reveal Brexit actually means Remain.

    Abrasive Leave campaign mastermind Dominic Cummings warned last week: “It’s a train wreck. The Government has no credible policy and the whole world knows it.

    “Whitehall’s real preparations are for the continuation of EU law and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

    “The State has made no preparations to leave and plans to make no preparations to leave — even after leaving.”

    Barring a last-minute change of tune, Mrs May is walking into an ambush which will sour relations with Brussels and condemn Britain to a generation of rancorous civil discord.

    A botched deal will be dressed up in Brussels newspeak as a triumph for all sides.

    Nobody can be more vividly aware of this than Mrs May as she prepares for her looming summit.

    Yet she has only herself to blame, starting with the catastrophic snap election which destroyed her Commons majority.

    She needlessly coughed up that £39billion with nothing in return from Brussels and allowed herself to be derailed by phantom threats of IRA violence if the UK establishes any sort of border with Ireland.

    The sad truth is that Mrs May is not up to the job as Prime Minister at a momentous point in our history.

    In an age when words really count, we are lumbered with an ultra-cautious leader who cannot think on her feet or speak without notes.

    At a time when we should all be doing our best to make Brexit work, we have a Prime Minister who would much prefer to Remain.

    For the moment, Leavers such as Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg are pledging their loyalty.

    But a bad deal would provoke die-hard Tories into the only honourable action they feel they can take — and put her premiership on the line.

    They already have the votes needed to trigger a leadership contest.

    They will not support key Commons votes to dilute Brexit, risking Government defeat by an unholy alliance of Labour opportunists, Lib Dem and SNP wreckers and Tory Remainers.

    A disastrous combination of weak leadership, cack-handed communication and dismal diplomacy has plunged Britain into a needless constitutional crisis.

    It says something about Mrs May’s position as leader that her strongest card is the prospect of yet another general election — the third in three years.

    And the nightmare of political throwback Jeremy Corbyn storming the barricades and leading his Marxist extremists to power.’

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    • smoogie7 says:

      ‘And the nightmare of political throwback Jeremy Corbyn storming the barricades and leading his Marxist extremists to power.’

      That scares me!

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    • john in cheshire says:

      The Leavers must as a matter of urgency get rid of her while it’s still possible to walk away owing the EU nothing.
      If they don’t do so, history is going to be very harsh on them; Mrs May and her gang have already done enough to be branded as traitors and that’s how they’ll be seen in years to come.

         48 likes

      • chrisH says:

        Chamberlain or Heath ?
        She`s as low as one of those at the moment-not seen her for weeks, probably crawling about on her belly in front of Tusk and Erdogan.
        That she put Tommy in prison is not going to be forgotten.

           41 likes

      • smoogie7 says:

        I don’t blame May myself as I feel that her hands are being held back by something.

        The EU are not going to make things easy of course, that is to be expected but there is something else that I feel people are over looking. Corbyn.

        Yes, the guy who promised the world and everything this time last year during the election campaign. May had given out warnings that a vote for the Tories would make the Brexit deal easier. It would have done no doubt but Corbyn started bullshitting about student debt and how he would ‘get rid of it’ to pull in young voters to weaken the Tories just out of spite.

        If Brexit does not work out I will never see it as just May not doing it right. I know that Corbyn was meddling just for his own gain while having no clue what he wants for Brexit himself. I will never trust Labour and for the BBC to spend the best part of a year trying to big him up on the sly then shame on them.

        It should have been a Tory landslide and that should have made Brexit easier to deal with. Thanks to Corbyn we now have more uncertainty to get out of the way first

           21 likes

    • chrisH says:

      Honestly. I`m not bovvered.
      This political class is shit on Junckers shoe. No law since 1973, and especially since 1998 is valid as from March 30th 2019.
      We`ll be able to pick and mix them a la carte as we like. Isn`t that what Muslims and the Left do? As well as travellers and the liberal slime we`re indulged in votes since 1992.
      We`re setting up a Deplorables Party. And will link with the USA
      and support Anne Marie, Tommy and Katie H.
      I hope yet to get the kind of enemies that Mel, Hitch(P) Douglas and Robert Spencer at JihadWatch get.
      If we`re not hated , feared loathed and unable to crack a few heads if we`re attacked…then we`re fit only for Islams righteous poker, where we needed to have grown a spine.

      Gender pay gap in health insurance-will the BBC be doing something on that soon I wonder?

      Sunset in Somerset….

         34 likes

  16. Fedup2 says:

    Thatch – when the oil price gets to. 80 dollars or more. Krankie gets the brave heart video out. Again.

       28 likes

  17. Nibor says:

    In re the Muslim Liverpool player .

    Yesterday on the R4 religous programme Al Beeb were drooling about him and how he is a role model , that Muslims feel a bit more accepted , and joy of joys some fans wanted to embrace the Islamic faith due to a skilful bit of play on a football field . No question was it a joke , that to take up a new religion should be for spiritual reasons after perusing the tenets of the religion and self analysis .

    Now Beeboids , name the religion of the rest of the players ; of Wayne Rooney , the very well paid Linacker , any player who isn’t Moslem !
    That’s the point . You can go the whole day not knowing the religion of someone you deal with daily , except when it’s Islam , then it has to be put right up there pronto .

       61 likes

  18. ChrisMorrison says:

    Writing in today’s Times, Emily Maitlis of BBC’s Newnight finds herself speculating why Steve Bannon goes around the world “befriending fascists”. And who are these fascists she is so worried about? – why none other than the popular Hungarian politician Victor Orban, who recently won a landslide victory in a general election. Move over Adolf, get out of the way Benito, this Victor chap is after your laurels, at least according to Maitlis who seems particularly worried that he defends “Christian Europe”.

    Oh dear that does seem to smear an awful lot of people, although presumably nobody Maitlis and her BBC pals would care to meet. She is also worried about Orban’s views on a “multicoloured country”. What is it with these BBC types, always going on about skin colour – more usually of course these days churning out anti-white abuse. Orban is widely popular in Hungary because he refuses to accept mass muslim economic migration into his country. Funnily enough similar popular policies such as this are spreading rapidly around the rest of Europe.

    If Ms Maitlis had any grasp of middle European history she would start to understand the Hungarian position and stop using silly schoolgirl insults like “fascist”. Unlike Britain, the country has been fought over for centuries. The last major conquest was by Russian communists and having broken free, the locals just want their country back and to enjoy being Hungarian again.

       69 likes

    • chrisH says:

      And how come Bannon is worth her flight from London then?
      Why are we paying for her to support fascists then?
      Utter hypocrite. We pay for her jollies, were there no BBC Budapest wind tunnels locally who could have looked sour as our Steve gave her a few facts.
      Wonder if that stalker she had was simply a truth teller, that would also freak her out.

         29 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      In complement:

      http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/when-emily-met-steve.html

      The divine Ms. M’s grasp of anything seems as tenuous as her bra straps’.

         19 likes

    • Payne by name says:

      I’m assuming that she must still be smarting from the enjoyable ‘push back’ that Bannon gave her last week in their interview when she looked like a petulant angry child.

         4 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Bannon v Maitis : the Times Commenters march our own opinions here
      https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/steve-bannon-was-friendly-then-he-exploded-0jjqcd7lp
      saying how she acted like metro-lib an used the boo-words “far-right” etc.

      \\she misquoted herself “in MANY of our viewers’ minds he is the man who’s driven a nationalistic, divisive, dangerous and arguably racist agenda right into the mainstream.”
      You actually said “In our viewers’ minds you are the man who has driven …”
      This is because in YOUR mind the BBC speaks for the nation. //

      \\ I just watched the interview. Bannon had her on the back foot throughout.
      This article is a complete misrepresentation of the interview. Maitlis could only serve up smears, clichés and confirmation bias. //

         4 likes

    • Robert Rashbrooke says:

      We’ll have no expressions of Nationalism here on this site, Thank you!

         0 likes

  19. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If diversity is such a good thing and quotas are being seen as a good way to get even representation for all, how about having diversity in our education instead of it being completely filled with the far left.
    A quota of right wing teachers to give a diverse view.

    Same with the tv, instead of EVERY channel giving out continuous hard left propaganda how about having a ‘diverse’ set of channels with some even giving a right of centre viewpoint.

    Of course, this will not happen as it’s the ‘wrong kind’ of diversity (some would say)

    #Free Tommy.

       62 likes

    • Nibor says:

      How about diversity in Parliament ?

      Some can be wealthy , most others poor !

         8 likes

  20. G says:

    Petition still going well at 369,233 @ 1649. Total police officers over 43 forces in England and Wales (including Transport police) 126,186. Just putting things in perspective…………….

       39 likes

  21. G says:

    Curious. I checked out the number of murders in London 2018. All media seem to have stopped reporting during April. I can’t find any more recent. Either the super efficient police have been able to stop the crime (!!!???) or there is a conspiracy of silence. What say you?

       47 likes

  22. theisland says:

    Civil Servant machinations re Defence.

    Short article

    and
    Long article

    None of this is ever properly reported on (certainly not by the bBBC).
    “From cock’s crow on the BBC’s flagship ‘Today’ programme, month after weary month, the country has awoken to a daily agenda-setting barrage of commentary whose smuggled assumption is that disengagement from the EU is a matter of extraordinary complexity. The truth is quite the opposite. Since the day that people voted to leave in June 2016, ‘no deal is better than any deal’ has always been the best case in general and it is certainly the only safe case over our defence and security after Brexit.”

       40 likes

  23. Loobyloo says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-44279079
    Young farmer, 20, breaks arm during arm wrestle

    Unbelievably, this is sixth article on the bBBCs main UK web page (PC). Whereas this article (on Sky’s main page)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-44278498
    Christina Abbotts death: Man charged with murder

    is on the England page. The latter article is younger, too. Discuss.

       14 likes

  24. Beeb Brother says:

    The news at 6 cannot just say a man rescued the baby: it is a ‘Malian immigrant.’ When describing Trump’s tweets of a video of a gay man being thrown off a roof, the BBC said it was mere footage of a ‘man being thrown off a roof’ – his sexuality, a crucial fact, was omitted.

    Their website reports their is an ‘art auction gender imbalance.’ They are brilliant at dreaming up new forma of oppression. Do they search through every pursuit, look for an ‘imbalance’ then report on it as if it were news?

    Perhaps the disparity can be explained by the hate fact that men are over-represented at the extremes of intelligence. That evil patriarchy which plagued us with electricity, planes, motor cars, computers, modern medicine etc; plus those horrible white men Shakespeare, Keats, Leonardo Da Vinci etc. There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack The Ripper.

       37 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Beeb, its the same whenever the press describe any human in their reporting. “A 65 year old grandmother”, “A 78 year old pensioner”, “A 44 year old mother of 2”. Fortunately I’ve never been newsworthy enough to feature in the media, but I’d floor anyone who would refer to me as “A 70 year old pensioner” – it might be true, but I’d tell ’em to fu.. off ! My preferred description would be “A one time 17 year old who wore mini skirts, white boots, a Cathy McGowan bob, and danced around her handbag to the Kinks and Hollies “. Sorted.

         42 likes

    • maxincony says:

      Beeb Brother,

      When describing Trump’s tweets of a video of a gay man being thrown off a roof, the BBC said it was mere footage of a ‘man being thrown off a roof’ – his sexuality, a crucial fact, was omitted.

      Well that’s probably because it wasn’t “a gay man” and that “crucial fact” wasn’t actually a fact.

      But do keep up the good work Beeb Brother.

         1 likes

      • Nibor says:

        What Maxicony ?!
        Gays aren’t thrown off tall buildings?

        Well that’s good news then . Gays can holiday in Iran etc no problem . Are you going to spread the good news ?

           20 likes

  25. vlad says:

    The excellent Douglas Murray on cases like Tommy Robinson.
    It’s a bit old, but topical and relevant today for obvious reasons.
    Savour Murray’s hilarious reference to the ridiculous O’barmy on muslim terrorism around the 3’45” mark.
    Note also the chilling: ‘We’ve internalised the Fatwas’.
    (That’s posh for ‘our leaders are shit scared’.)

    “Take out the secondary problem”

    (Accidentally posted on an older thread earlier)

       20 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      “.. not only does it not have anything to do with Islam, it has LESS to do with Islam than any other religion.” @ 3:57

      “Douglas Murray on Tommy Robinson take out the secondary problem”

      If you can accept “it has LESS to do with Islam than any other religion” then you can accept anything.

      . . ..
      “The Public believing Islam means Peace Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

      “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the BBC Queen.

      “When I was younger, I always did it for 24 hours a day listening to the BBC. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast BBC News Report.”

      Alice in Wonderland.(edited)

         6 likes

  26. Lobster says:

    An interesting difference in the reports of the result of the Italian election.
    According to Breitbart, The President has vetoed the formation of a “populist” Government, as he apparently objects to the proposed Finance Minister.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/28/impeachment-trends-italian-twitter-anti-populist-coup/
    According to the BBC, he has vetoed it because the two main “populist” parties couldn’t agree to form a coalition.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44280046
    Who do I believe? That’s a hard one ……

       29 likes

  27. Guest Who says:

    Another unique bbc headline.

       13 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Nothing to do with Murder … “Murder arrest as mother and daughter murdered die in Gloucester “

         4 likes

  28. Halifax says:

    Just watched BBC 2. Amazing home videos about Eric and Ernie from the early 60’s. I was half expecting an apology that ” no BME or LBGTQI references are available for the next 30 minutes” . It brought a tear to my eye, such innocent times everyone in the world knew there place in the world no drugs no perversion of a society that had developed over 2000 years. We have lost those times to perverted needs of a few one world people who’s whole purpose is to change our culture for a failed system who’s population can only see a future feeding off a system created by our parents and grandparents for us.

       37 likes

  29. BRISSLES says:

    Well, I’ve made a conscious decision to boycott any products advertised, that depict a mixed race couple. Its not the fact that its a mixed race couple, more that we are expected to accept it as the norm that I object to. Particularly when we have a larger than 70% white population.

       51 likes

    • JimS says:

      I thought that no-one could do anything nowadays unless they have seen a ‘role-model’ that looks like them doing it first.

      If the advertisers choose to use ‘role-models’ that don’t look like most of their potential customers then maybe those ‘prospects’ might go elsewhere? Another win for the Ratner Marketing Method! (As used by David Cameron ‘fruitcakes’ and Hilary Clinton ‘deplorables’).

         18 likes

    • ToobiWan says:

      I emailed DFS last year, Briss and asked them if they only sell to mixed race couples. Still awaiting a reply.

         18 likes

  30. Lurkio says:

    A brave decision. You’ll end up with no furniture, insurance of any kind, holidays, no kitchen if the current one needs replacing, groceries, fast food…

       17 likes

    • Halifax says:

      You’ll be ok for funeral cover though, That’s a purely white domain at the moment.

         20 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Halifax – I think that might change quite soon with funeral directors doing “specials “ for the under 30 males specialising in diverse send offs .
        This evening the Londonistan standard reports at least three stabbings involving 14 , 15 , 20 year olds in separate incidents . Welcome to the half term holiday – must be a cultural thing .
        Al beeb will still be happy that their Irish sisters don’t need to travel to Blighty to kill their unborn baby boys and girls . A triumph .

        My favourite white adverts are the ones for over 50 chaps who wear tank tops and want a free pen just for enquiring – with no embarrassing questions ….

           16 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Well, so far I’m ok for Carpetright, and on-line dating !

         11 likes

      • G.W.F. says:

        Just acquired a catalogue of garden tools, hedge cutters, digging tools etc. White’s only. Can’t risk post slavery flashbacks showing dem boys working in de fields.

        Can’t they see that this advertising crap is a form of patronizing racism?

           23 likes

  31. Cassandra says:

    BBC Springwatch. They sacked a popular white male presenter, Martin Hughes-Games, to shoe horn in Gillian Burke whose sole quantification for the job is that she is black.

    She’s not very good and to it seems the majority the viewers want Martin back.

       32 likes

    • maxincony says:

      Cassandra,

      They sacked a popular white male presenter, Martin Hughes-Games, to shoe horn in Gillian Burke whose sole quantification for the job is that she is black.

      He wasn’t sacked; he left of his own volition;

      “After 12 great years I have decided to leave the watches. It’s good to go when the show is looking strong. MASSIVE thank you for yr support.”

      From Wiki; “Burke studied biology at Bristol University, and worked as a researcher for the BBC’s Natural History Unit. She worked as a producer and director on several series for Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel…”

      Of course it’s ‘the BBC’ who are obsessed with skin colour, not you or all the other people on this site who talk about little else.

         6 likes

      • Nibor says:

        Of course it’s the BBC who are obsessed with skin colour , not you or all or the other people on this site

        Glad you see the BBCs obsession Maxicony , can you have a word with them that they are either boring or laughable ?

           22 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          Maxi
          I’m glad you recognise that al Beeb has a race fixation ,perhaps we are winning you around . Perhaps you also recognise al Beeb fixation with too. But any way well done for. changing .

             15 likes

      • Grumbler says:

        How naive. I’ve heard the leaving speeches of dozens of colleagues who have been paid off to go and they all use the phrase “I have decided to leave…” or similar.

           16 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Cassandra, you don’t want to discourage the BBC from ‘doing’ science. It would be good if the Beeb became a lot more scientific and then we would not get the nonsense they produced yesterday about gender pay gaps in the NHS.

      It’s a shame maxi did not pick up on that much more important point.

         10 likes

  32. Tabs says:

    How does this compare? The few hundred people who turned up for the BBCs Nigel Kennedy concert (on BBC2 right now) and Trump’s inauguration ? I’m sure the BBC will ridicule itself over the low turnout.

    [url=https://ibb.co/cvLB2d]bbc_crowd.png[/url]

       12 likes

    • Halifax says:

      Bad weekend for Villa all round

         6 likes

    • smoogie7 says:

      Will the BBC help ridicule the very few people attending the Corbyn festival which they are trying to help promote?

         2 likes

  33. Halifax says:

    Watching King Lear didn’t take long for them to change world history and Shakespeare, apparently Burgendy and it’s duke are from Africa…..off it goes, I can only imagine it will get worse.
    Great performance though from Hopkins…
    Shame I can’t watch.

       18 likes

    • ToobiWan says:

      Wait ’till they get their hands on Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bottom, H.

         16 likes

  34. vlad says:

    Beeb on its sanctimonious high horse: “The story barely reported by Indian media”
    What about all the stories barely reported by the evil beeb?

    Starting with Tommy, then grooming gangs, then any act of Islamic terror they can get away with not reporting, etc etc etc.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-44280188

       33 likes

  35. Dover Sentry says:

    Not on BBC News.

    But a ‘Top Story’ on Sky News:

    “”Rotherham child abuse whistleblower: ‘Victims are being forgotten'””

    https://news.sky.com/story/rotherham-child-abuse-whistleblower-victims-are-being-forgotten-11388560

    “”The MPs want the Home Secretary to confirm that child grooming is still being treated as a national threat, as promised by David Cameron. The top two signatories are Sarah Champion Labour MP for Rotherham and Lucy Allen, Conservative MP for Telford.””

    Tommy Robinson anyone?

       30 likes

  36. Rich says:

    Dover,

    I’ve been keeping an eye on the progress of the petition on Change.org since signing it yesterday using the Bing search engine on my Kindle.

    Type in ‘Tommy Robinson Petition’, up it comes, first one, Change.org, the petition I put my name to.

    Until now that is. Not on the first page, second page or third page. The first link shown is to an old petition now closed, the next an attempt to get him an MBE. There are other mentions of the petition, with sites linking to it, but it seems that either Amazon or Change.org think that over 420,000 signatures is enough and aren’t directing anyone to it now.

    The bBbc would be pleased, if they only knew that this petition and the public opinion it represents actually existed. Still, broken arm in Cumbria eh? Yesterday a kid got his arm stuck on some railings in Belfast. Cutting edge stuff, finger on the pulse, in the public interest you see.

    Pathetically shameful, isn’t it.

       42 likes

    • Richard Pinder says:

      Also numbers seem to be down on biasedbbc.org. There is a story to tell after I posted what was going on. Had to phone up for how to bypass the censorship algorithm block placed on my Computer by GCHQ. It effected my clock. Someone at GCHQ must have been worried about Leconfield.

      Nigel Farage has mentioned this as censorship by placing algorithms on anti-Establishment sites by Liberals in silicon valley.

      On Google Chrome it came up as:
      This site can’t provide a secure connection
      biasedbbc.org uses an unsupported protocol.
      ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH

      On Firefox it came up as:
      This Connection is Untrusted
      You have asked Firefox to connect securely to biasedbbc.org, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure.
      Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site’s identity can’t be verified.
      What Should I Do?
      If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn’t continue.
      If you understand what’s going on, you can tell Firefox to start trusting this site’s identification. Even if you trust the site, this error could mean that someone is tampering with your connection

         20 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Richard, I get the Google Chrome message sometimes when I access the BBC!

           7 likes

    • MartinW says:

      In Google, typing ‘Tommy Robinson Petition’, I find the first item is the Change.org petition.

         7 likes

      • Rich says:

        Martin,

        Still the same on Bing. You would have to know that the petition is on Change.org to add your name to the other 443,000 who have signed.

        Meanwhile on the bBbc, a footballer has a tattoo.

           10 likes

  37. Richard Pinder says:

    This is the post that caused the problems.

    The concept of free speech comes from the Christian belief in forgiveness “for saying that“.
    The concept of hate speech comes from the Islamic belief in revenge “for saying that“, and from the Liberal belief in censorship “for saying that”
    It looks like the Tommy Robinson arrest for reporting on the grooming of white English girls by the Islamic community is big news in America. Censored in Britain, but millions of Americans are being informed by the Alex Jones Show and Donald Trumps son has tweeted “Don’t let America follow in those footsteps” Bruce Bawer writes about the Orwellian censorship in Britain for the Gatestone Institute: “UK: You’re Not Allowed to Talk about It. About What? Don’t Ask“.
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12389/britain-dissent-silenced
    The attempt to petition Parliament has been rejected: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/215171
    But there is a petition on change.org asking for his release that is already approaching half a million. https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-free-tommy-robinson
    Even the famous American political cartoonist Ben Garrison has produced a cartoon that includes my local prison. (This wont be in my local paper, the Hull Daily Mail, due to Orwellian censorship by Theresa May)tommy_robinson_free_speech.jpg

       37 likes

    • G says:

      Richard,
      Your opening two sentences: Jordan Peterson observed that difference. He simply and accurately said the Christians follow the concept of, ‘turn the other cheek’ whereas, for the muslims it is a warlike approach to everything.
      All to do with upbringing I suppose but also the praying five times a day has to have a profound impact.

         9 likes

  38. Beeb Brother says:

    One of the leading ‘news’ stories on Toady is the original sin – sorry, ‘unconscious bias’ – training Starbucks are doing today after a ‘white manage called Police about some black men.’ Those black men who had ‘not yet ordered’ as we all know in a Starbucks you sit and wait for someone to take your order. The key here is using someone’s business as your personal meeting place without buying anything – nothing whatsoever to do with race.

    Such a supply and demand problem for the SJWs. They are obsessed with ‘oppression’ yet this is the best example they can find? Utterly pathetic.

       27 likes

    • Beeb Brother says:

      They are trained on how to not profile ‘customers.’ Customer is the key word: before you have ordered you are not a customer yet.

      Of course they have an intrepid reporter there. The two men in question were entrepreneurs! Of course. If I met someone for a ‘business meeting’ at a coffee shop and they had not ordered anything I would think them extremely rude.

         11 likes

  39. thirdoption says:

    “NHS ‘must do more to tackle white privilege’, trust chief says”

    https://news.sky.com/story/nhs-must-do-more-to-tackle-white-privilege-trust-chief-says-11388667

    You have got to be kidding? The NHS not diverse enough?

    The claim comes from the Chief Executive of Birmingham NHS Trust, Sarah-Jane Marsh who claims that we’re not hiring enough BAME candidates to reflect the ethnic nature of the communities they serve.
    You can only laugh at the irony of the statement from the hugely overpaid, over privileged, Ms Marsh. A woman who joined the NHS management straight from university and has been fast-tracked to a high six figure salary to continue with the inevitable common purpose plan.

       36 likes

    • BlackCountryWench says:

      All I can say to that is obviously Ms Marsh has not spent much time in City Hospital ,A&,E recently.

      I had to go there over the Bank Holiday weekend due to having a fall while out with my dog, and thinking I may have broken my wrist.

      Can’t fault the care once I was seen by a triage nurse, my wrist was x rayed and thankfully it’s just a bad sprain, but it certainly was very entertaining watching the vibrant diversity in the waiting room and cubicles, many of them being extremely abusive to staff for having to wait longer than 5 minutes, to the very pleasant Italian doctor who looked at my wrist which such a strong accent that neither Mr BCW or myself could understand him!

      The problem with the NHS is the amount of management, I worked in the NHS for a long time and even administrative staff have a dizzying amount of pay grades. Get rid of the layers of management and millions would be saved.

         4 likes

  40. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch
    BBC R4 taking a belated interest in the Skripal poisoning. They let slip something very interesting in a Gavin Easton trail.

    Rev. Giles Fraser does a great Thought for the Day. It sounds like he has been converted! A Vicar who is a real Christian. Hmmmmn!

    Obesity in Primary School children is growing. Perhaps they all need Technical, Secondary Modern and Grammar Schools to go to? Back in the day of the universal 11-Plus Exam, childhood obesity was not so bad.

    And perhaps some proper Drill would stave off obesity, too? Get kids marching, running, jumping, climbing in the gyms of the land. Music and Movement anyone?

    Not all is different after the Bank Holiday weekend. Brexit Bashing continues like never before. Same old, same-oh there!

       14 likes

    • G says:

      Up2,
      “And perhaps some proper Drill would stave off obesity, too?” Answer: Round off the top of every knife over 10 inches.
      A judge has said………………
      How utterly impractical and worthless can you be?

         10 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Wot me?

        Or the Judge?

        🙂

        I heard that, too, G and immediately thought of the times I’ve rescued Hot Cross buns and toast from the toaster with that very point. If I didn’t have access to that I’d have to dash for the gimlet in the toolshed.

        I wonder if M’lud has ever been to dinner parties with friends, or hosted them himself, serving steak and not providing proper steak knives?

           11 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          Up
          I’m surprised that hot cross buns haven’t been banned yet for being against the state religion of Islam.

             14 likes

          • Up2snuff says:

            Fed, funny you should mention that but they are not widely available this year now. In the recent past, last year and something like five years before that, they could be found in many supermarkets all year round unlike mince pies.

            But not this year.

            I wonder why?

               10 likes

            • G says:

              Up2,
              As above, certainly not you.
              Xbuns available in Asda. For how long though………..

                 3 likes

              • Up2snuff says:

                G, last year Iceland had their wonderful wholemeal ones available for a long time, not just Easter. And Morrisons: all year long. Looked for some in a Morrisons on Saturday for a BH Monday treat. Nothing available.

                   4 likes

          • Guest Who says:

            Way ahead of you.

            Halal bakeries have adapted them to be more crescenty 🙁

            And now they have become angry buns.

               11 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        G
        Wooden knifes would do the job mi lud . I’ll probably. Get 13 months for that.

           6 likes

        • Guest Who says:

          Wooden knives are basically sticks.

          As deployed at Hyde Park Corner aggressively to some effect by a chap not feeling the full force of the law as have others for standing places saying stuff.

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          • Marion says:

            In Scotland it’s called a spurtle.

            You must have heard of the Glasgow spurtle gangs? These were handed over in a recent spurtle amnesty:

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            Scary!

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    • Rich says:

      G,

      ‘Drill’ is, according to the bBbc on VD this morning, seen by both Youtube and Dick-o’-the-yard as a ‘weapon used by gangs’.

      What are you condoning G? Check your privilege and all that.

      So, removing 30 music videos from YouTube is going to stop De’Shawn sticking a blade in Yusuf. That bundle of energy, human sedative, Victoria Derbyshire is on it.

      Apparently bBbc favourite Stormzy isn’t ‘Drill’ so the type of violence that he and his ‘fam’ promote through ‘Grime’ must be ok.

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      • Rich says:

        I had edited the comment above to include what I think is an important point but mustn’t have saved it.

        Does this mean that the bBbc and the rest are admitting that there is a major problem with stabbing each other to death amongst a particular community? It’s just that the bBbc report doesn’t actually identify this community by their ethnicity or race, the Met don’t seem to either. Why not?

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    • smoogie7 says:

      We had the 11 plus in my area (well 12 plus as 11 year olds stayed on in middle school in Poole) and we still had a few kids close to obese!

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  41. Guest Who says:

    Well if this does not get Stuart Hughes* back in the (supposedly not) campaigning saddle again, what will?

    *Older editors and readers may recall him.

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  42. Up2snuff says:

    The BBC on R4 are still going on about poverty, blaming cuts in benefits. Again. Today. On the TOADY Programme.

    Louise Casey is blaming cuts but in reality it is taxation, especially indirect taxation. Casey is being dishonest and merely taking a political pop at the Government and their Social Security changes. Martha Kearney sort of picks her up on it but doesn’t have either the will or the knowledge to really take Louise Casey’s argument apart.

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  43. AsISeeIt says:

    When does the BBC pass up a chance to cast a BAME actor in the part of a real life mixed-race woman in one of their docudramas ?

    And why would the BBC run the risk of accusations of ‘white washing’ ?

    Apparently, only when there’s the better opportunity to portray a sympathetic black father, white mother, mixed-race kids combo.

    “Killed by my Debt” is a campaigning piece on BBC3 now being heavily promoted across all the usual BBC outlets and features the story of :

    ‘Jerome Rogers, a popular nineteen year old from a council estate, finally got what he’d been working for – a new motorbike and his first real job, as a courier. But in the hands of bailiffs, two £65 traffic fines rose to over a thousand pounds. Some weeks, take-home pay in his zero hours job was as low as £12. Under the pressure of his debt, Jerome went to the woods where he’d played as a kid, and took his own life.’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p067bmlh

    Just now on BBC News Channel our Charlie and Naga were interviewing Jerome’s brother and mother Tracey Rogers. By the way, our BBC pairing were emphasising those nasty zero hours contracts.

    They aired a clip from the show in which one couldn’t help noticing that the actress playing Tracey had rather pale skin tone as compared to the real Tracey in the studio. (The BBC has taught us to notice these things. We used to try to be colour-blind but that approach has been consigned to the dustbin of history since now we must carefully categorise, count racial-types types and accept strict quotas).

    Compare the real Tracey here:

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/apr/30/debt-ridden-couriers-suicide-after-bailiff-visit-prompts-call-for-reforms

    With the former East Enders actress Juliet Cowen here:

    http://www.canterburychoral.co.uk/juliet-cowan-narrator/

    And just incase you were wondering, it looks as though the pasts of the nasty bailiffs have been filled by whities. Another chance to have employed some BAME performers thrown to the wind by our BBC.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2018-05-24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-bbc3-factual-drama-killed-by-my-debt/

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  44. Foscari says:

    Hamas are firing barrages of rockets at Israel from Gaza. BUT
    dont expect the BBC to report on this. As for Tommy Robinson,
    when is there going to be a rally supporting him outside the BBC
    headquarters or in Parliament Square.? For Christ’s sake what is
    happening to our country?

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  45. Marion says:

    Watch out everybody, Tommy must have escaped:

    “Bank holiday BLOODBATH: Three teenage boys stabbed in London WITHIN HOURS on Monday”

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/966267/London-news-stabbing-today-three-teenage-boys-stabbed-Bank-holiday-Monday

    (Yes, I know it’s the Express, but even so ……)

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  46. Guest Who says:

    Bbc taking the term ‘Project Fear’ a bit too literally for credibility?

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  47. Guest Who says:

    At about 5’50” in, Laura ‘some of our viewers’ K goes full bbc.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-44198236/in-full-ruth-davidson-interviewed-by-laura-kuenssberg

    “Sorry, is there a question?”.

    As someone might say, ‘OMG’. Or, ‘um’. A lot.

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    • Payne by name says:

      Not seen the video but is this another example of a BBC interviewer claiming to represent their viewers when there is clearly no apparatus for them to get feedback from the viewers that they are claiming to represent.

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    Must be the funniest thing on order-order.com … a story about a man trying to report on what the Government don’t want reported … saying he is stupid and then NOT letting people comment on the story.

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    Racist…. a word to hide 1400(estimate) child rapes over 16 years.

    Islamophobe …. a word to stop you getting angry when 22 are murdered at a concert.

    Hate Crime .. words to stop you hating the government and leaders.

    Brexit …. a word to describe racists and Islamophobe and people who like to hate things that are stupid.

    Tommy Robinson … a person who ignores the above.

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  49. montmorency says:

    R4. Managed about a minute and a half this morning. 8.59 racism in Starbucks. It’s relentless. 9.00 Headline, the BBC’s spin on the Italian election. To paraphrase, stock markets are plummeting, everyone’s panicking, there’s no oxygen left it’s just awful even though the nice president is trying to make it all work but these unruly populist parties won’t listen. Blimey. Anyone would think they’d done something to annoy the Beeb like, I dunno, won a democratic election or something. #DespiteSalvini

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    • Holly Selassie says:

      I too heard this liberal squauk from the BBC at 9am or so,
      They quoted Anna Bonino-as if she were some kine of streetwise Italian , about to hop on the vespa.
      They never say who these E.U rapporteurs are do they?
      Of COURSE she`d want another Troika flown in a la Monti, Dragi etc.
      This is one Euro suck Italian, doing rather well, wherever the BBC car finds her.
      It`s as if the Italians had Andrew Adonis on to speak for our Brexit talks on their speed dial.
      Bonino is one of Kinnocks Dolmio dollies from 1999, I`d imagine.
      The French always have Agnes Moutet on whenever things get sticky in Paris, Edith Cressons gone south for their cameras I guess.
      Will the BBC ever learn that their rent-a foreigner from the Brussels shelf is utterly biased and only enrages us more, once we check on them?
      Bonino. More shop-soiled Europenzionas who will say whatever Verhofstad puts in the sewer pipes for them.
      Guess the BBC have a stock of these Euro traitors, one for each nation…and have plenty of similar sponges who`ll dish the dirt on Trump too.
      How on earth have these fascist blow ins from the EU been allowed to replace democracy in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and now Italy / With no qualms from the BBC?
      Really dangerous. Italy may well be the blow hole we`ve been waiting for.

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  50. fakenewswatcher says:

    I see there are calls for the impeachment of Italy’s President Mattarella, who apparently thinks that his opinion is far more important than that of the people of Italy.
    He should quit while he is ahead. Contempt for Democracy is never a good thing for a Head of State to have.
    Not that the UK, with its unelected House of Lords, and its biased national broadcaster, should be lecturing anyone on democracy.

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