Start the Week Open Thread 9 July 2018

The Brexit White Paper is to be published on Thursday so plenty of hot air until then.

More hot air about blimps and plenty of al beeb and Twitter plans to frustrate both brexit and protest against the President of the United States .

We still have a degree of free speech so let’s use it wisely .

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641 Responses to Start the Week Open Thread 9 July 2018

  1. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO and BBC’s pay revelations.

    We now know …

    ….. that JayhhEnn* Garvey is a sexist and racist woman. “All the top ten are men and they are all white men!”

    (* I have fond memories of when she was a nice girl and Womens Hour was worth listening to and Jane presented it, being introduced by someone in Continuity with a lovely Northern Irish accent. Ah, the good old days. How far have the mighty BBC fallen!)


    • JimS says:

      Kathy Clugston?


    • Oaknash says:

      Yes I heard Garvey come out with that but heard no more as I hit the off switch faster than Theresa could drop on the ground in front of Junker and kiss the ground he walks on.

      Lets hope that that is all that she kisses!

      It appears that any female who has worked on “Wimmins Hour” seems to magically turn into some sort of bitter, man hating harpy” Ah the sisterhood dont you just love it. Lets just hope that Janes old man tonight remembers to pick up his socks – “or else”


  2. Dystopian says:

    They are presently discussing the BBC gender pay gap on Talk Radio 03444991000.
    Tweet @talkradio
    Presenter virtue signalling and suggesting that Lineker is worth £1.7 million


  3. JimS says:

    A bit of light relief. Jordan Peterson describes the discoveries that Google engineers made with respect to pornography for females.

    The findings are confirmed at 3:52!

    These ‘lefty’ idiots who would ban Peterson unheard and unseen are missing out on so much, poor dears!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Isn’t that wonderful if true – President trump suggesting defence expenditure be raised to 4 per cent . Hopefully it will give our enemies like batbier and Tusk enough to kick them over the edge . They won’t respond to day because they will already be on the sauce


    • Holly Selassie says:

      Wow, he`s got me here.
      “Predatory Dominance” it is then!
      He`s quite a guy isn`t he?
      Only hope I can concentrate on the drive home now, and “predatory dominance” will be put on a post-it note for future reference.

      What I love about men like Jordan is that he has never confused intelligence with obedience.
      The whole political class and their media sucker fish do think that intelligence is conformity-which is why they`re the liberal cupcakes that they are.
      If they`re obedient and conforming-as opposed to deplorable and intelligent enough to think for themselves-then who but the BBC wants THAT?
      Hence their thinking that Will Self or Bob Geldof will do it for us.
      Sorry-one Tommy, one Jordan-even Morrissey again-THEY are the real men. And thankfully, there`s loads out here on this site too!


  4. MarkyMark says:



    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Ive just read that Jeremy Corbyn has said if England win the World Cup the rest of 2018 will be a public holiday (and he will cancel all student debts ((costed by Abbott)))


    • Oaknash says:

      Marky – excellent And now I know why my Garden is full of turds – And to think I thought it was the cats from the farm!


  5. john in cheshire says:

    I was speaking to someone earlier today and she told me that even though we are still in the EU, in Spain at least, duty free ( or whatever the EU equivalent is called) has already been stopped for UK citizens. Does anyone know if this is correct, why it’s been prematurely stopped and why no one is kicking up a stink about it?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Within the EU it’s duty paid in each country . The duty free only comes in for travel in and out of the EU . I was hoping we might get duty free back but there will be no free Dom


  6. Tabs says:

    Not BBC bias but all part of their agenda that they support

    Man given £40k after being kept from four-year-old daughter

    The Home Office has admitted that it unlawfully detained an Indian man for three months under immigration powers, separating him from his young daughter.

    The father has been awarded £40,000 damages for “false imprisonment” and “disruption” to contact with the child, a Lithuanian national who is now four.

    The Home Office will also pay the child £10,000 damages and the family’s legal costs will be met.

    In June 2017, after AJS had served a prison sentence for wounding, the Home Office ordered him to be detained pending his deportation – despite a local authority recommending that he be reunited with his daughter so that he could care for her.

    I’m speechless to be honest.


  7. Fedup2 says:

    If you need to be cheered up after the England / Croatia win / lose have a listen to President Trump lecturing the krauts at the NATO summit . It’s 2 minutes of priceless lecturing about the truth and reality – and he didn’t even need to mention the war . Won’t see that on al beeb .

    Welcome to blighty tomorrow Mr President – why not go on Gardens Question Time to explain how to drain embarrassing swamps .


  8. Beeb Brother says:

    Five Live news bulletin mentions how the ten top-paid BBC employees are white men. So what? Perhaps they might now appreciate how impracticable equal outcomes are. Or maybe there might be some values within that detested white western culture which actually lead to good outcomes?

    I think actual evidence-based reasoning is probably thought crime though, and SJWs plough on despite ‘Far Right’ hate facts. Rotherham showed just how tragic diversity can be yet they still worship that false idol – like a reckless gambler throwing good money after bad.


  9. StewGreen says:

    What’s with these many tweeters that cluster at points, saying ‘oh the BBC is biased towards the Tories’
    .. Are they all artificial bots
    Or human bot army programmed by Alistair Campbell to lie ?
    cos although it maybe that once a week a BBC persons cuts off a lefty/lib..they cut off a non-lib every hour

    Some accounts look like bots cos they tweet every 10 minutes

    Whilst others look like real people who are not 100% truthful
    Here’s a guy

    The BBC currently is widely criticised for political bias. #BBCr4today often follows Daily Mail opinion and people want everything for free. Sort that and we might make progress.— mat watkinson (@matwatkinson) July 10, 2018

    but a quick search reveals

    When I worked for the BBC, regular “talking heads” were frowned on. Despite this, I’d always find a good socialist & a decent Tory (they do exist, though rare.)

    I believe in the license fee and in the BBC I worked for for 20yrs,
    Since The Independent disappeared, there’s no impartial press and Tory papers Trump The Guardian hands down in terms of sales.

    …. Mishal Husain
    She’s too nice.
    I always feel she’s more of a newsreader and a journalist some way behind that. I hope she’s not a Tory.

    (He lets slip that he doesn’t sincerely believe they are a Tory machine)
    you’ll know better than me if there’s a genuine Tory bias or if it’s just ineptitude. I did 20yrs, 18 of them happy. I still value the BBC though. Lefties – what are we like, eh?


  10. StewGreen says:

    Theresa May was not a weak leader she is DEVIOUS
    ..just look at Berlin press conference where she interrupted to stop the reporter asking Merkel a question, and the reporters laughed in astonishment.

    eg 2 Last Friday’s”Stop brexit Brexit” coup

    eg 3 In the leadershio campaign she stabbed Andrea Leadsom in the back , by twisting what she said about she’d be a good leader cos she’s a mother

    I guess She’s never wanted to control immigration
    ..she just knows that is something you must say


  11. Guest Who says:

    Clearly prepping to share her outrage from Newsnight to Marr.

    Or, maybe, not.


    • MartinW says:

      Why haven’t we heard about this scandal ( a Labour Party scandal) on the Today programme or elsewhere on the BBC? The question is purely rhetorical.


    • thirdoption says:

      Great post GW.

      Another example of why posters like you and Stew are such an asset to this site.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Getting the feeling the bbc love it big time. And will push this inflated #PRasnews stunt more than any other.


    • Fedup2 says:

      First look would suggest that it breaches al beeb news guidelines and reckon OFCOM breach but since they are all ex beeboids a complaint would be neutralised .

      I am surprised no journo has found where the blimp was made . It must be within preditor range…


    • gb123 says:

      BBC photo is very confusing! Which one is Trump baby? I’m sure the girl in the foreground would be pretty angry at being called Trump baby and should get her family to sue the Beeb for some form of hate speech. The rest of the bozos in the background would go into fits of SJW at being called Trump baby. But they deserve it.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Comments could… etc…


    • Fedup2 says:

      I quite like the pesky deafens but they are slogging an overplayed idea now . And as a southerner I needed subtitles ….


    • StewGreen says:

      Jog on BBCpress
      \\ One costs £95.88 a year
      The other £150.50 a year
      One you can cancel when you want
      The other you pay by law
      One has stuff people enjoy and are happy to pay for the other is the bbc. Which funny enough puts this crap on Netflix anyway. //

      BBC it’s like Netflix, but £55/year more expensive


    • StewGreen says:

      I bet those BBC claims of 74% and 8.7 rating don’t stand scrutiny

      \\ It is worth noting that two of the BBC’s notoriously expensive shows, Doctor Who and The Night Manager, are absent from the post. //


  14. StewGreen says:

    FT \\ We need publicly funded rival to Facebook & Google
    ..and the BBC is the model
    are they F-ing tripping ?

    Russia has Yandex, China has Weebo and Twenty Cents
    ..I don’t think the state owns any of them

    Amol was plugging the article on his Twitter
    did he forget to tell us something
    well it’s written by DIANE COYLE
    Who ?

    …. Mrs Rory Cellan-Jones ..but the FT doesn’t declare that

    MetroLibEstablishment deception by omission again.

    A commenter says
    \\ The BBC is a role model for self serving, inefficient, biased, anti-business organisations. Why not look at a genuinely innovative alternative Like Netflix. //

    \\ I’m reading this as the BBC trying to extend the TV licence to cover social media. If you use social media, you have to pay for a TV licence because, er, the BBC is now also a social media provider, just like how you have to pay the BBC even if you only watch ITV.

    This degree of madness is not seen even in France. //


  15. Eddy Booth says:

    The shame:
    getting knocked out of the world cup by a hideously white team.
    I wonder if the bBBC noticed, guess they are just happy the nationalism factor will diminish.


    • Halifax says:

      All white team in Final against a team of mostly immigrants…..which will the BBC back ?


  16. taffman says:

    Earliest humans found outside Africa, I don’t think Al Beeb are happy bunnies?


  17. taffman says:

    Just look at those eye-watering wages that are being paid by the organisation that you worship and support. Much robbed from the poor!
    More wages than you eh?


  18. StewGreen says:

    Haven’t we moved onto the new Welcome Trump thread ?


  19. TrueToo says:

    England were really deflated during the 2nd half and on. Maybe the Russians fed the team something not on the menu for lunch yesterday.

    That would be revenge against the Brits for complaining about their country being used as a testing ground for Russians agents honing their skills in poisoning people.


  20. TrueToo says:

    I should add that there were many really peculiar decisions by the linesmen and ref which favoured the Croatians.

    But it’s no good doing post mortems. England third or fourth in the world is something to be proud of.


  21. Tabs says:

    A BBC 3 article on Hacking heartbreak: the ultimate guide to getting over ‘The One’.

    Starts with a bit about Love Island but why oh why have the BBC got a cartoon of a Muslim woman crying over a microscope?!?


  22. wronged says:

    Ukip’s on the verge of a spectacular comeback – and it’s all thanks to Theresa May


    • vlad says:

      Excellent article. The MSM and the beeb are yesterday’s men, stale pale and boring, and soon they won’t know what hit them. You know something is happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mr Hall.


  23. G says:

    It will take something like this to trigger events. The European elites nightmare……………
    Nantes? Yes, this Nantes:
    I’d just like to add that I am grateful for the BBC in having provided this current news feature and supporting pictures. Well done, BBC! You are truly the Worlds Greatest News Broadcaster! Sorry, what’s that you say?……………….