Weekend Open Thread 24 August 2018

Comrade  Corbyn has declared his support for the rapidly failing BBC but suggested that there be a ‘British digital corporation’ to rival Netflix or Amazon. Meanwhile , back on Planet Earth , the BBC has not commented about the thoughts of a potentially future Prime Minister .

He also seems to want  beeboids to declare their Social Class. Now there’s a giggle . Maybe users of this site should assign a five star system to those appearing on BBC output and have a special category for no class at all…

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572 Responses to Weekend Open Thread 24 August 2018

  1. Dover Sentry says:

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  2. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Headline that you are unlikely to see:

    “US Economy Soars Thanks To Donald Trump”.

    (Or anything else that shows Trump in a favourable light).

       101 likes

    • Annunaki says:

      Or what about:
      “Tommy Robinson has a point actually”
      or even

      “rise in homophibic and antisemitic attacks mirrors rise in islamic population exactly”

         116 likes

    • Rick Bradford says:

      UK among the most welcoming countries in Europe to immigrants, surveys show.

      You’ll certainly never see that one, even though migrants continually storm into Calais, demanding to enter a country that the BBC regards as a bigoted enclave of white supremacist violence.

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  3. Annunaki says:

    Or they could even go a little “tabloid”:

    “Our Boris attacks bonkers burka plonkers”

    in our dreams maybe…

       70 likes

  4. Deborah says:

    Even through all the Blair Mandelson years when every Today programme started with, ‘Today the government will ……..’ my radio alarm stayed on. Not this morning. The thought of listening to all the new dire warnings about Brexit the BBC have found overnight picking through the government papers released yesterday have beaten me. Silence is golden.

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    • nofanofpoliticians says:

      Everything the BBC say on Brexit needs to be viewed from the prism of them having received hundreds of millions from the EU over the years.

      Everything SkyNews have to say needs to be seen from the prism that they use a EU based satellite for broadcasting purposes, alongside their German and Italian operations.

      Their fear of a no deal Brexit is compounded by the impact this will have on their takeover by Disney/ Comcast/ Fox.

      None of these influences (some might say vested interests) are ever declared by either BBC or Sky of course.

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      • NCBBC says:

        PS: Further to the above
        America is at war within itself

        America’s Two Parties: Traitors and Patriots
        By Peggy Ryan

        Battle lines were drawn, traitors versus patriots, Democrats-RINOs-media-Hollywood-corporations, indoctrinated students, fake news viewers, and one-world-order versus we the people. The war is fought daily, battles on every front.

        Even against such overwhelming odds, my money’s on Americans to once again defeat tyranny for the same reason we’ve always prevailed. America is worth fighting for. Freedom is worth fighting for.
        https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/americas_two_parties_traitors_and_patriots.html

        Worth reading.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Corbyn like any good communist/socialist would like to see a controlled media.

      As someone remarked ” the price of liberty is eternal vigilance”

      But it has to be “Armed” vigilance! Otherwise “vigilance” simply earns one a quick trip to the Gulag or worse. That is why the American Founding fathers, primarily Englishmen, created the Second Amendment.

      And “Informed” vigilance too. The left has control of Google, Facebook and Twitter. Google caters to 90% of all querries. If Google continues with no real competition, then we lose the information war. Game over.

      We are witnessing an existential war currently ongoing in the USA. The massed ranks of the media ( Fox excepted), politicians, Hollywood, in alliance with the major information controllers, Google, Facebook and Twitter, against one man – Pres Donald Trump – a Quixotic figure, with a handful of followers. The battle is over the Second Amendment, and whether the USA is a nation of laws or a nation founded on immigration, and for unrestricted immigration.

      The BBC and the EU are on the side of the marxist/globalists

      I posit that the West’s future lies in the outcome of this war.

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  5. AsISeeIt says:

    No names no packdrill (as the old army saying used to go) in BBC TV news this morning concerning the convictions in a huge cocaine smuggling case.

    Whenever the BBC uses their old saying “four men” one needs to do some research.

    I’m afraid I’m going to link to the Guardian or to pass the frittata as one of my old sayings goes.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/23/farnborough-airport-cocaine-smugglers-found-guilty

    ‘Martin Neil, 49, of Poole in Dorset, Italian national Alessandro Iembo, 28, and Spaniards Victor Franco-Lorenzo, 40, and José Ramón Miguélez-Botas, 56, were found guilty by a jury at Woolwich crown court in south-east London on Thursday’

    Interesting to see our trade with the EU has been flourishing. Perhaps there was something about the phrase free movement of goods and people which they took to heart.

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  6. gb123 says:

    With all the socialist Utopia stuff coming from the Beeb, Corbyn wanting a Digital Corporation, and Treezeer (back room Civil servants) “in charge” of Brexit I am going slowly insane. I think the country is turning into a combination of Atlas Shrugged and 1984.

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  7. thirdoption says:

    Looks like an evening full of side-splitting laughter next Friday night as the BBC host a comedy special.

    “A mixture of first-time and professional comedians and storytellers, all of whom are disabled or have mental health difficulties”.

    https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/gw9rcw/bbc-ouch–bbc-ouch-storytelling-live—going-out/

    A whole night of anti-Brexit, anti-Trump hilarity. Can’t wait.

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    • vesnadog says:

      “A whole night of anti-Brexit, anti-Trump hilarity. Can’t wait.”

      Q) which one of the 5 comedians (mongrels) is NOT gay!?

      And why do I get the impression that most female disabled comedians are lesbian or hate white men

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    • NCBBC says:

      all of whom are disabled or have mental health difficulties”.

      So many Muslims with a sense of humour? Wow.

         11 likes

  8. MarkyMark says:

    Expensive Notebook!

    “Man of the people buys expensive notebook, probably on MP expenses.
    From the Many (65 Million), To the Few (650 MPs).
    See http://www.theipsa.org.uk for more details.”

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Nice photo of Jeremy Corbyn in a high visibility vest (been an MP for 36 years) and looking interested with tilted head.

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    Jewish Labour MP ‘feels unwelcome’ after Corbyn comments {bbc.co.uk 24aug2018}
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    • nofanofpoliticians says:

      Have been wondering why these Labour MPs don’t go off and create a new centrist party and put all this nastiness behind them.

      Then I remember none of them have ever created anything of value, and wouldn’t know where to begin.

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      • JimS says:

        I thought they did – but then they joined up with the Liberals to make it into a party that fights against the democratic will of the liberty-seeking people, the so-called Liberal Democrats.

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    • Payne by name says:

      Is it just me but does anyone else think that when people reach for the Zionist label, rather than Jew, that it really reveals their prejudice even before they make their point?

      Like those who reach for Stephen Yaxley Lennon rather than Tommy Robinson.

         33 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      Many Labour supporters are from the RoP.

      Corbyn does not know which way to go.

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Editorial … Jeremy Corbyn MP for 36 years wears a workers high visibility vest, has head tilted to the left with a “I’m listening to you and I’m really interested in what you say” pose. Why not this image ….

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  11. G says:

    I cannot comment on any Toady derogatory remarks about President Trump earlier than 0730 today. No doubt there were many. However, I give tribute to Kamal Ahmed who clearly feels increasingly comfortable in the Toady surroundings. Is he hoping to persuade the BBC management that his calibre will fit in with the Toady team when, in respect of Pres. Trump and his tax affairs, he drew a comparison between the POTUS and Al Capone. Off switch.

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  12. Lurkio says:

    Not bias but just really annoying. I very rarely watch BBC Breakfast but had it on this morning very briefly. In the ‘old days’, one presenter was enough to introduce an item. Can anyone remember when this system began?:
    Presenter 1: “Today we’re going to be looking at…”
    Presenter 2: “Why it takes two people to introduce an item”.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘Can anyone remember when this system began?’

      It seems our present BBC current affairs in-house lite-presenting style (as exemplified by the likes of Charlie Statist, Matt beta-male Baker, whoever the latest Celtic fringe feisty femme on the One Show happens to be and Naga Munchetty) exhibits a direct line of evolution out of these origins:

      Blue Peter 1960s

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      • countryblues says:

        I blame all it on Torycats 😉

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      • Lurkio says:

        Just back from a walk along the South Downs at Seven Sisters – nostalgic for me. Second bit of nostalgia today is seeing the above clip and did cause a real LOL – thanks 🙂

        Now, if Naga and whoever gets the gig next to her would dress like that…

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      Lurkio
      And now over to Richard Dimbleby.
      And now over to David Dimbleby.
      And now over to Jonathan Dimbleby.
      And now over to Daniel Dimbleby.
      And now over to Henry Dimbleby.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Apparently (or so I’ve read), its because the attention span of viewers is between 15-30 secs, hence the to-ing and fro-ing between anchors. I lose the will to live after 5 seconds when Brexit and Trump are mentioned.

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        B
        Reference the attention span.
        One very strong piece of evidence for this is that the BBC efforts are 100% directed towards Remain.

        It has been demostrated numerous times that The Remainers are exceptionally unintelligent and poorly educated. If their eight voting slips had not been prepared in advance for them, few would have been able to put an X where required.

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  13. thirdoption says:

    The MSM are not even trying to hide their bias against Brexit anymore. Sky news has the headline “Tory cabinet rift as public opinion shifts against Brexit”

    https://news.sky.com/story/tory-divisions-exposed-by-hammond-letter-as-sky-data-poll-reveals-shift-against-brexit-11480562

    Yet when you read the article the public opinion they refer to is nothing more than a biased survey Sky conducted, asking people if they think a “no-deal” would be good or bad. That’s completely different from asking whether they think Brexit is good or bad………a deliberately misleading headline.

    What’s more, the article says that the “right-wing media have turned on the Chancellor”, implying that it’s only right-wingers who are in favour of Brexit.
    When have they ever referred to “the left-wing press?”

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    • nofanofpoliticians says:

      Sky have a very clear anti-no deal, anti-Brexit agenda driven by two major business sensitive risks that they currently own.

      Satellite usage, and impact on Disney/ Fox takeover.

         52 likes

    • Loobyloo says:

      Yes, I read that Third! It was bollox, a misrepresenting headline..the survey did not say what they implied. And then they surveyed remainers?? 🙄

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    Day 1: Muslims are peaceful and follow Islam to the letter, where Mo goes Muslims go!

    Day 2: They are not real Muslims who drink and gamble or blow themselves up.

    Day 3: Of course Muslims can integrate and drink and gamble, it’s a tolerant religion.

    Day 4: Stop asking questions you Islamophobe, I will report you to the Government approved but canned TellMama website!

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  15. thirdoption says:

    “Salmond denies sexual misconduct allegations”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-45287672

    Oh the deep joy if it’s proved to be true.

       51 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      “First they came for….”

         26 likes

    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      to
      Mr Salmon denied allegations that he had impregnated five turtle doves, four mirror carps, three sticklebacks, two rainbow trouts, and a Sturgeon in a pear tree.

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Looks like Il Duce has been doing some pussy grabbing of his own.

         26 likes

  16. gb123 says:

    A little humour. The questions actually seem more relevant than the real ones from the media! It makes more sense than the normal reporters questions. Pity they didn’t have the Beeb as well.

       33 likes

  17. Roland Deschain says:

    The BBC. Asking the questions that need to be answered.

    And frankly, that’s a damn good answer.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      £3.5 FUCKING BILLION. Presenters such as Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker (note Chris Evans avoided top gender pay gap by hiding his money better). Forced payment of £150 under threat of prosecution …

      And the BBC produces …. “Why do homes in the UK have separate hot and cold taps?”

      “I woke up screaming the other night wondering this. Went to the bathroom to splash water on my face, saw the taps and screamed all over again”

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      • StewGreen says:

        I can see Roland’s post fine
        It shows both the reply tweet and parent tweet
        (Chromes brows er on Windows 10)

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      • Loobyloo says:

        Dustbins by the front door is because we’re turning into a third world country 😁👏

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        • vesnadog says:

          Or, an extra bedroom for one of their relatives. (sod the garbage, that lot can go on the front pavement)

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  18. JamesArthur says:

    BBC on full steam anti Brexit flow…R4 and Breakfast it’s all doom and gloom..not a single positive and blowing up issues that have been dealt with in the past..have we never traded before and don’t we trade outside of EU?
    Most interesting fact – has any one heard anything this week about the troubles in Australia – nope, now we hear the prime minister has gone after a tumultuous week – sorry I hadn’t heard on BBC

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    • jazznick1 says:

      Then you missed Toady 6.30-7.00 where Australia was all they talked about. How bad it was for Climate Change/immigration
      blah, blah.

      New PM may become new Trump figure……..

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      • StewGreen says:

        9am news reported the Australian thing as a party bust up
        ..without mentioning “climate change”
        #2 They then played the clip of Turnbull the lefty-lib outgoing leader stating his case.

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        • StewGreen says:

          Oz media Scott Morrison is not the big move to the right the faithful wanted he’s just a slight move from Turnbull who was the left establisment Goldman Sachs man.
          Dutton was the one the right wanted cos he’d spoken on tightening immigration, but the party hierachy felt him unelectable.
          There is a minor crisis cos the new gov has a task to win the seat that Turnbull has desided to resign from.
          AS ever sty in touch by checking the Bolt Report

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  19. Panda says:

    Isn’t it hilarious how all these Umuna, Blair, Campbell, BBC, Soubry, Starmer you know the types, keep demanding a ‘peoples’ vote as nowhere in the referendom did it mention no deal.
    Ok, so wheŕe did it say either stay in the EU or Leave but still be under EU rules? I think leaving with ‘no deal’ was exactly what i voted for!

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    • thirdoption says:

      At the last election, nowhere on my ballot paper did it mention Umuna, Blair, Campbell, BBC, Soubry, Starmer.

      I demand a vote on whether they are allowed to speak for me or not.

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  20. Guest Who says:

    BBC SOP.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/tcw-encore-bbc-lets-peterson-speak-to-smear-him/?

    “Sutcliffe: I wanted to quickly before we run out of time, do you worry about any of your followers..”

    Luckily Franny and Lord Tone are seldom here, and even if they are have anonymous drones to say there is no issue.

    FIN.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      GW “Drones”?
      Drones are male, why are males allowed in broadcasting?
      This is sexual appropriation.
      I understand that the Bemale Broadcasting Corporation is bound, by the terms of its charter, to belittle demean and disparage Y chromosomes at every opportunity.

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  21. JamesArthur says:

    BBC R4
    So there might be a sperm shortage due to Brexit..is this why the w….kers want to remain?

    Second line about sperm shortage..most comes from USA and Denmark? So the USA – no change due to Brexit then ?
    Apparently patients are panicking over a lack of sperm .hilarious

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  22. john in cheshire says:

    It’s very apparent that Richard North is persona non grata in most media institutions and in the government hive. But he talks enough sense for him to be given a hearing by an wider audience than his blog readers. Here’s his assessment of the first batch of notices released by Mr Raab; I haven’t read them but I’m not surprised that Mr North is so scathing about them. It’s only what I’d expect from our incompetent MPs and communist Civil Servants.

    http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=86972

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  23. Doobster78 says:

    BBC breakfast. The utterly awful Naga I know it all munchetty even managed a snide, early remark about Donald trump not liking sharks so shark charities have seen increased donation due to that statistic !! BBC really is gutter level left wing drivel. Snowflakes central. Please get another term Donald, please. I want to see Jon sopels head actually explode !!!!

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  24. Doobster78 says:

    Now Naga interviewing a actor regarding new film. Now managed to make it a complete anti trump interview with the said black actor who referred to the president as agent orange !!!! 5 minutes trump bashing , 30 seconds about the actual new film. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting stuff from Naga and the BBC. That was horrific.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    What was it that first attracted the bbc to rabble rousing leftie James, once rabble rousing leftie Paul had left?

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  26. thirdoption says:

    Danny Boyle wasn’t trusted with lucrative 007 franchise out of fears he’d turn James Bond into a ‘#MeToo socialist spy’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6092971/Danny-Boyle-wasnt-trusted-007-fears-hed-turn-James-Bond-MeToo-socialist-spy.html

    Sacked because he’s a sanctimonious, left-wing, anti-Brexit remainer. Good.

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  27. Dave666 says:

    So it’s Friday the end of the week, but not the end to the agenda at BBc Breakfast. 1/ Brexit comes up again . 2/ Back to the wheel of news. This is stories meeting the agenda which constantly come up time after time. This time we are back to alcohol, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45283401 wonder if this is like bacon equals death survey. 3/ Double wheel of news with air pollution and the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah they have already run this story a while back https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44612642 This time it appeared to be without the video of car exhausts. We are then treated to the insight that the roads will be busy this weekend, thanks for that I’d never of realised.Oh Spike Lee is on for a free advert to his new film, oh I turned over to watch Checkmate ” A 1935 crime drama”

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  28. MarkyMark says:

    Happy Eid from myself Baroness Warsi, I get to claim my £300 a day from the House of Lords!

    Islam is a religion of peace!

    Our Islamic friends in other countries, such as Pakistan where Sadiq Khan visits, slaughter animals in the street running a knife over their throats in front of young children whilst the women stay at home.

    Oh, if you hate this then you are Islamophobic.

    Did I mention Islam is a religion of peace?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Context Warsi got her position in the House of Lords after
      #1 A life time of service
      or #2 At a very young age cos the Conservatives thought she’d never win the Dewsbury seat she was thinking of contesting ?

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  29. Up2snuff says:

    One of the things I find interesting – amid all the talk of FakeNews and FalseNews and trolling and Russian influence on social media – is the number of new User names appearing on BBC ‘Have Your Say’ and Editor’s Blogs that are open to comment.

    You would expect in the normal run of things that the ‘new voices’ would be fairly evenly split between Remain & Leave with a bias toward the latter. It appears to me that an overwhelming number of these ‘new voices’ are pro-Remain.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45274972

    Are we ‘being trolled’ on the BBC web-site? Is the BBC allowing an outside influence in to try to push out or overwhelm the voice of those who were already in trying to get out of the EU?

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      U2s
      They are called “moderators”. Immoderate, moderators, naturally.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        LCS, are you suggesting the BBC has created these new accounts using their moderators to do so? Shock! Horror! Scandal! Deliberately falsifying HYSs? What a scurrilous suggestion! Defamation of the BBC.
        .
        .
        .
        Er, actually I did briefly wonder whether it was an ‘in-house-job’ but the problem with doing something like that is that you would only need a BBC worker who knew about the plan, who voted Leave and then fell into some dispute with the BBC over their employment to blow the lid off the whole affair.

        It would probably sink the BBC.

        In any conspiracy, you have to limit ‘those that know’ to three or less, preferably less! It would be hard work for a Beeboid Moderator to create false User accounts and then come up with original anti-Brexit posts for each one. There were over six thousand posts there on that one Thread.

        It would be in the scope of a well financed campaign group, however, who could hire temporary staff. Ten accounts and posts an hour x8 x25 people, say ….

        Or work on the Facebook multiplier. No.1 Remain has 2 Remain friends, they recruit 2 Remain friends each and so on, all signing up to new User accounts at the BBC.

        Wonder what a FOI Request directed at BBC Online after next March might reveal?

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        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          U2s
          “Wonder what a FOI Request directed at BBC Online after next March might reveal?”

          SFA, and yes, I am claiming to be able to see into the future.

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        • thirdoption says:

          Up,

          “It would probably sink the BBC.”

          Can’t we just have a whip-round and hire the Russians to do it for us?

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I can’t be the only one who just doesn’t bother with HYS any more. Unless you’re first, last, highest or lowest-rated your comment simply isn’t going to get noticed by anyone. It’s an ordeal of scrolling up, scrolling down, tapping the next link then rinse and repeat to find most comments and I just can’t be bothered.

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        RD
        This website does not have the advanced features which are available. I assume financial constraints are the cause.
        The BBC has no such excuse.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          LCS, no, it used to be OK a decade and less ago. Then it was ‘improved’ (Mr Purnell’s instructions?) and is broadly how it is today. Awful.

          RD, yes I’ve pretty much given up too. If we get a good Economics Editor in to replace Kamal Ahmed, I might get interested again. The Beeb should think about moving Simon Jack, too, and replace him with Dominic O’Connell.

          By the way, anyone seen or heard anything of Part-time? She hasn’t blogged for a month and all the TOADY & lunchtime politics of EU news has been left to Pienaar Savaging Blank.

          Is this a good moment to enquire about the progress of M/s Unsworth’s resignation? No?

          I thought not.

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    • vesnadog says:

      “Are we ‘being trolled’ on the BBC web-site? Is the BBC allowing an outside influence in to try to push out or overwhelm the voice of those who were already in trying to get out of the EU?”

      Yes!

      Along with the never ending Blair/Soros/Miller/Heseltine/financed TV ADDS about: where are your ancestors from in Europe!?

      ie, are you really, really sure that your English?

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  30. Foscari says:

    Whilst eating my porridge I had the BBC breakfast programme
    on in the background. It came to the sports news. Could
    somebody translate for me the hard nasal brogue of the Irish
    lady reporting on the sports news.
    I know that BIG BROTHER from the Diversity and Positive
    Discrimination dept has sent out a decree that there are to be no
    more indigenous male sports reporters employed by the BBC.
    But whatever women or for matter male they employ that the
    viewer should not have to bilingual in Patois and all forms of
    Irish Brogue.

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  31. MarkyMark says:

    “After watching the EU with my all seeing eye, I have approached the EHCR and got them to accept Orcophobia … the European Union has also built a new airport in Mordor to help eliminate Orcophobia using money from the Bilbo Baggot of the Shires. Read the Guardian ….” – Sauron

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    • thirdoption says:

      Great post Marky

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      • Holly Selassie says:

        I thought Phil Hammond was some witty BBC “doctor” who did comedy.
        If there`s not an NHS Party forming from this Brexit Health Intergalactic Alliance of theirs, I`ll be surprised.
        At least we know that they`d not be so stressy if they weren`t aware of their dying a little every day.
        The NHS is a Death Cult-Phil Hammond is a deaf cu….

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        • vesnadog says:

          “I thought Phil Hammond was some witty BBC “doctor” who did comedy.”

          I thought he made organs? Hammond Organs ltd.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Our UK politicians use words without consequences…. this has to stop. They are devaluing words.

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        • thirdoption says:

          “Our UK politicians use words without consequences…..”

          I think we call it lying.

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  32. Fedup2 says:

    I loved the line in the speech by comrade Corbyn about ‘ zionists being no good at irony’… he did t say ‘Muslims are no good at humour or allowing their wimmin s faces to be seen in public or integrating into a democratic judeochristian first world country’ – I wonder why . ?

    Perhaps it was because there were Islamic terrorists in the room. Priceless . But the snowflake fools will still vote for the money tree party

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      Fu2
      “the speech by comrade Corbyn”
      The speech made by JC, but surely created by a logographer.
      “irony” From what I have seen of his attire, during the past twenty years, JC would not even associate “irony” with something used to remove creases from clothes.
      “irony”; JC would not understand this if a flat iron, attached to a thesaurus, landed on his head, and he was given a year to think about the association.
      Remember JC’s PMQ with Theresa the Traitor? Two dummies in search of a ventriloquist.

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    My BBC message from Winston Smith …

    YOUR COMPLAINT:

    Complaint Summary: How much will Radio 2 visit to Orlando cost me?

    Full Complaint: I heard on the BBC Radio 2 that you are sending the Alan and Mel show from a room in London to a room in Orlando. How much will this cost me in total? To the nearest thousand is ok. Can anyone stop this from happening and wasting more of the BBC TV Tax Payer’s money?

    Thank you for contacting us about upcoming episodes of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Alan and Mel’s Summer Escape’.

    We understand you’re concerned about the cost of the programme’s trip to Orlando, Florida.

    While we don’t generally discuss programme budgets due to commercial sensitivities, be assured that we’re aware for the need to maintain value for money at all times with regards to the licence fee.

    The programme team have explained that the trip will be taken during the 60th anniversary of the formation of the NASA and will feature interviews with astronauts at the Kennedy Space Centre. The programmes will also include some insight into the tourist industry in Florida, and a visit to Orlando’s only active volcano.

    We’re sorry to note that you believe they do not offer value for money as a licence fee payer.

    Please rest assured your concerns have been raised with the production team and senior management on our audience feedback report. These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback within the BBC and help inform both current and future decisions.

    Once again, many thanks for taking the time to get in touch.

    Kind regards

    Lucia Fortucci

    BBC Complaints

       34 likes

    • thirdoption says:

      “The programme team have explained that the trip will be taken during the 60th anniversary of the formation of the NASA and will feature interviews with astronauts at the Kennedy Space Centre……”

      Since when have Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes been deemed suitable to present programs on NASA and interview astronauts?

         40 likes

      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        to “Since when have Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes been deemed suitable to present programs on NASA and interview astronauts?”
        Heresy.
        Doctor Alan Carr.
        Graduated from Oxford with a first class degree, summa cum laude, in Physiology .
        Subsequently awarded a PHD by MIT with a dissertation entitled “The long term effects of weightlessness and mitigation solutions for interplanetary exploration”.

        Doctor Melanie Sykes.
        Passed 31 A level examinations, all Grade A*, when she was seven, a world record.
        Graduated from Cambridge with a double starred first in Mathematical Physics.
        Awarded a PHD by The Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, dissertation “The development of ion-plasma drives suitable for TransNeptunian spacecraft”.

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        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          Sorry
          I described another Alan Carr and another Melanie Sykes.
          Wikipedia – Alan Carr. Graduated from Middlesex University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Theatre Studies

          Melanie Sykes
          studied A-level Religious Studies at Ashton Sixth Form College
          was a member of the Ashtonian Brass Band

             18 likes

    • JimS says:

      Working in the BBC complaints unit must be like the old ‘Smash’ advert – “These humans send us their complaints and they think we care!”

         35 likes

    • G says:

      MM,
      Perhaps the BBC will redirect them to South Africa to report there…..
      Just thinking.

         15 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Marky
      No answer then as usual…they can’t really use FoI defence on this one can they?

         8 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        No they can’t…. if they BBC cannot produce a bill for sending radio 2 to Orlando then why should we pay £150 ?

           5 likes

  34. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Every day I read –
    The British Are Ruined – The Pound Is In Trouble
    Briton’s don’t know it, but the pound is worthless
    Other variations are available.

    If this is organised, as I suspect, by the Remainiacs, this should be headlines.
    Anybody have any information?

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  35. MarkyMark says:

    Did Ruth Davidson get her sperm from Birmingham?

    Demand for treatments involving donated sperm is rising steadily in the UK but fertility experts say a shortage of donors is particularly acute in the Muslim community and other ethnic and religious groups.

    Birmingham was chosen as the site for the unit because of central location and large population as well as its diverse ethnic make-up.

    More than 100 men have been screened as possible donors but so far only about five have been cleared, according to leading figures.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11706863/UKs-national-sperm-bank-recruits-just-five-donors.html

       23 likes

  36. Guest Who says:

    Oh dear… they may need to keep the bbc big guns in at the weekend to contain this. A few awkward photos from the Mandelathon after party being used by the SA gov to steer coverage?

       75 likes

  37. Guest Who says:

    Bbc facts eh?

       38 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC title: No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

      Report : Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for death and disability, but its overall association with health remains complex given the possible protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on some conditions.

      BBC: No alcohol safe to drink
      Report: Possible protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on some conditions

      Oh dear, BBC has lied once too often … platform for pedophile on national TV and it continues … maybe trying to stop everyone from drinking will be the end of the BBC.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45283401

      https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31310-2/fulltext

         33 likes

      • Old Goat says:

        I thought that the BBC liked a drop of bubbly, when things went their way…

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      • Holly Selassie says:

        Oh it`s the BBC.
        What else would they say.
        They have nice little wine cellars for themselves, but want alcohol free-butcher free zones like Bethnal Green for the rest of us.
        But we`re welcome to send our underage daughters along in summer shorts to try and buy some booze for us, if we want to.
        Why would ANYBODY listen to Martha Kearney when it comes to science?
        Who else keeps bees then nearly dies with a sting,one she knew would set her off?
        Last I heard , she was flummoxed about whether her honey could replace cough medicine for a tickly throat or not?
        She`s then BBCs effort to welcome less intelligent types into the BBC “special family”.
        Swig an extra bottle tonight, leave the empty on the BBCs naughty step locally.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        This sums up the report which I will read later – which is more than the BBC have done.
        Prof Saxena said: “Most of us in the UK drink well in excess of safe limits, and as this study shows there is no safe limit.

        Hmm, if there is no safe limit then how can we drink in excess of it?

        I read these Global Burden of disease reports all of the time and often they are looking to confirm what they already think. We all know too much is bad but too much water is bad….typical BBC lack of thought but jump on a bandwagon..

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        • Up2snuff says:

          JA, you ask a good question.

          The answer is that all alcohol consumed kills something in you. God, however, has blessed you with so many cells in your body that you can spare a few every time you drink one, say perhaps two, small glasses of wine, or the equivalent in beer or spirits, on occasions. Note the qualifications carefully: one – maybe two / small / on occasion.

          Make it regularly and/or make it more than that and the risk increases of alcohol dependency and/or serious damage. A half to full tumbler of pure alcohol will kill the average person. It is a deadly substance.

          This latest study is correct to say the safest option is no alcohol. However, it overlooks Psalm 104 verse 15, ” And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.”

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    • StewGreen says:

      Paul M quotes Prof Spiegelhalter the UK #1 stats guy
      \\ shocking that alcohol paper … broke Lancet guidelines in only reporting relative risks: needed fine press office to extract absolute risks from them //

      \\ ‘no safe level of alcohol’, but Lancet study means 25,000 light drinkers need annual equivalent of 400,000 bottles of gin for one serious health problem among them each year //

      The confirmation I see is #CONFIRMATIONBIAS in the reporters mind.

         22 likes

      • Holly Selassie says:

        Spiegelhalter spoke some sense on Evan Davis hopeless “Sweet Reason” yesterday.
        Not that Evan learned anything from having him on the show, any more that the BBC ever learn from Claire Fox(also speaking sense).
        The trouble is that Evan and his BBC caste. know nothing, can`t ask anything useful or sensible and can`t stray from the pre-approved line.
        Evan wanted to look at “expertise”-but had silly soundbites that only show that the BBC only does “fake news”.
        Their choices were on Brexit, gobal warming and a Trump spokesman…as opposed to Blair, Carney, Osborne or Merkel for example.
        Think on balance I`d rather have the open sewer and the BBC lies that some pretence of reason-they don`t know how to be impartial any more.

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  38. MarkyMark says:

    For every stupid tweet from a UK politician (650 of them) (like policing JERK) they lose £1K of their 77K? Applies to House of Lords (797) as well, they lost £10 of their £300 daily allowance.

    I will be paid to police it … or will it be Corbyn?

       16 likes

  39. StewGreen says:

    Links back to previous thread Monday to Thursday page 6

       6 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      We discussed Nottinghill Carnival Crime
      … Nick Farrari mocked a black caller who tried from his bubbleworld to say that Glastonbury is the same
      … Nope Glastonbury doesn’t have the same level of stabbings and 7,000 police

         40 likes

  40. Guest Who says:

    As Katty might say….

    What the heck are they on?

       18 likes

    • JimS says:

      I think Lenny Henry is trying to prove that people like him are a thing of the past yet the BBC are ‘cutting edge’ in making a show with him in it. Some sort of Zionist irony I expect, but then, as he says, no-one, (well me anyway), is watching it. (But he still gets paid!).

         23 likes

  41. Roland Deschain says:

    🙄

    You vill show ze ugly vuns as vell!

       24 likes

    • RJ says:

      “You vill show ze ugly vuns as vell!”

      I would have thought that Jo Brand is on often enough as it is.

         14 likes

    • vesnadog says:

      Now! I see why men open their legs and why modern women don’t!

      Going of this lot of wannabes it’l soon be the other way round.

      This is why I never watch any UK TV (except, news sometime) prefer Netflix etc.

         4 likes

  42. BRISSLES says:

    Wonderful !
    An excitable journo on a walkabout asks 2 ladies in Ireland whether they are ‘excited’ at the Pope’s intended visit. She said ‘no’, then the flummoxed journo pushed further … “you are Catholic, attend Mass and yet you’re NOT excited ?” Says she “No, its good he’s coming, but hardly excited”. He cut the interview short.

    That’s the type of interview I love. Does anybody get ‘excited’ about anything anymore ? I ‘look forward’ to events, but ‘excited’ ? nah !

       43 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      It is strange isn’t it that the West happily tolerate these signs but can you imagine if we put one up on the motorway here..
      Christians only anyone else bugger off..
      How long would it last? Answers on a postcard

         54 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        I read at the beginnig of the week, that Nadiya Hussein was due to be shown doing the Haj thing for the BBC, but its been pulled at the last minute. Its been said that the BBC didn’t want to be seen promoting Islam !!! ha ! ha ! ha !

           38 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    In the last thread we discussed the TEN Grenfell fraudsters convicted so far
    On LBC news there were 2 cases today : Eritrean Yonatan Eyob, 25 (Also was charged with dealing class-A drugs from the Hilton Hotel in Holland Park.)
    .. BUT one has a traditional British name Derrick Peters
    It’s kind of strange that no establishment tweets include both name and picture of him, cos he does seem to be black.
    FFS How can the counccil systems be so bad that random people can turn up and get months of free top class hotel accommodation, then it turn out that basic checks ould have shown they’d never lived in Grenfell ?

    I think we are still waiting on Koffi Kouakou, 54, and Abdelkarim Rekaya, 28,

       49 likes

    • RJ says:

      “FFS How can the council systems be so bad that random people can turn up and get months of free top class hotel accommodation, then it turn out that basic checks would have shown they’d never lived in Grenfell ?”

      Be fair SG. It’s difficult to keep track of all the 25,000 residents of Grenfell.

         47 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Seems bona fide
      but interesting the way http://www.SaveTommy.com defaults to https://www.therebel.media/save_tommy_robinson_again
      which has a link to the appeal tool savetommy-therebeluk.nationbuilder.com/save_tommy_robinson_again?

      Ah nationbuilder.com like 38degrees.com which people often use for petitions seems to be a leftylib org
      eg their default template page defaults to a crowd image which has almost no white people in and is in fact from the cover of a book
      “Migrants: Public Attitudes, Challenges and Policy Implications (Immigration in the 21st Century: Political, Social and Economic Issues)”
      I still don’t think that means they are stealing TR’s campaign money
      a tweet shows they’ve been using Nationbuilder for more than 2 years
      \\ 22 Aug 2017 Hi @NationBuilder Will you please consider dropping TheRebel? //

         12 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      The government refuses to present the “particulars” of their case to Tommy.

      They refuse to give him the exact details of what he allegedly did wrong, that day back in May, in front of the courthouse in Leeds.

      The new judge ordered the government to provide those particulars to Tommy by last week — but they simply refused.

      I’m not a lawyer, of course, but surely that’s contempt of court? The very thing TR was banged up for.

         43 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Can someone please clarify if this is a legit crowdfunding appeal to give Tommy aWar Chest for legal fees or not, I’m a bit confused and want to be sure it is for that purpose before I donate.

         14 likes

  44. StewGreen says:

    TR retrial has been delayed AGAIN from 4th to Sept 27th
    But I thought that the confirmation bias that libists used was that from Guido and the SecretBarrister saying the original 35 minute trial was 100% OK cos it was all very simple the judge had clear rules , and Tommy is thick.
    Is delaying trial a kind of extra punishment
    ..guess it stops TR reporting further trials.

    Ezra says the appeal judge had set a deadline of last Friday “for the government to furnish TR’s team with the details of their accusations”, and that since they have failed to this ..the retrial has been put back
    ..Ah @G I was typing at the same time as you.

       36 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew
      It may well be that the state has had the transcript assessed by some independent QCs and haven’t had the result they wanted so are trying to either find a way of dumping the case or trying to find something else to do him for .

      If I has TR crossing the road I would definitely look both ways. Same with driving into underpasses ..

         18 likes

  45. scribblingscribe says:

    A lot of coverage on the BBC of Stefan Sylvestre being released from prison for throwing acid over Katie Piper. Yet nowhere does it appear to say he is from Colombia, land of appalling gangster murder and tortures.

    Is anyone vetted before they are allowed to enter the UK?

       54 likes

    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      ss
      Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone , Martin Sellner.
      You will remember the Communists tried to ban Donald Trump.
      So yes, white people are vetted.
      Everyone else is welcome, especially if they have no skills, a bad attitude, a criminal record and they were brought up on their mother’s knee to hate white people.

         32 likes

  46. Ed Hitter says:

    Corbyn has suggested that journalists should ‘elect’ their own newspaper editors.
    So it begins, state control of our media by a Marxist government.
    What he doesn’t explain is that those guiding journalists are likely to be members of the National Union of Journalists. Indeed, I would guess that in Corbyn’s brave new media world the left wing NUJ, his little lapdogs, would be given a major role.
    So you would have editorial decisions made by leftie committees, naturally anti Establishment, with no independence of thought and probably sanctioned by a state regulated press watchdog.
    At best, a closed shop. Yay, comrades, let’s get back to the 70s!
    At worst, the Ministry of Truth takes over.
    And, oh the irony, there was that idiot Owen Jones on Newsnight last night banging on about the supposed ‘closed shop’ of privileged, privately educated journalists who inhabit today’s media.
    That’s those clever bastards up against the wall, then. Better hand over our free press to bitter little commies like him……

       50 likes

    • Holly Selassie says:

      Now the tanks have been and gone from Prague August 21st 1968, I refer m`learned friends on this site to the tanks in Tianamnen Square June 4th 1989.
      If we thought that Bolshevism died on shame in 1989, we were wrong-it`s only now in Chinese form.
      Technological, totalitarian and all about massage, compliance, denunciation and re-orientation camps. Very soon, already here.
      Yes, I look sexy in glasses-but am trying out contact lenses nowadays lest todays Pol Potheads like Corbyn take against specs.
      Corbyns stuff yesterday in Edinburgh is a clear warning about what the left feel they can get past us all.

         35 likes

      • Annunaki says:

        I understand, but yet the chinese psyche is stronger than most, how many countries do you hear how they have suffered , how many times do I turn on the history channel to be reminded again and again about the holocaust ? and how few people know what happened in Nanking ? PLEASE look, and make yourself aware of how some humans conduct themselves and we, as a community are called “Far right” ffs for objecting to a community that contains members of a community that are doing the same overseas NOW and those holding a british passport , my wife would like others to know it is known as the rape of Nanking for precisely that reason after they slaughtered the men https://allthatsinteresting.com/rape-of-nanking-massacre and there are those in OUR country that agree with that way of dealing with those they disagree with, and they are most certainly NOT associated with Tommy Robinson but rather those that he would like to hold to account for how they conduct themselves as members of the British Isles and our society.

           13 likes

        • Holly Selassie says:

          Agree entirely Annunaki.
          Have been to China, you learn big things in such places.
          Like Islam, I don`t blame the Chinese at all. They`re only filling a Godless vacuum that Islam is also primed to take.
          The Uighar stuff is probably the hinge or axis on how , where and when the next crank handle gets a turning.
          The Chinese will win, but it won`t be pretty-Islam is banking of getting all its human and intellectual resources from the worn out, cringing west.
          If we let Trump and Orban etc go cheaply, it`ll only speed up the decay.

             7 likes

  47. StewGreen says:

    And on ITV

       26 likes