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. Guest Who says:

    The BBC, where context is all. Or nothing.

    http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2018/08/oops-i-did-it-again.html

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    A free press can chase the rape of 1400 kids over 16 years?
    A free press can chase an MP that spends £650 on a bike using expenses.
    A free press can chase a pedophile who sits on a kids show whilst being paid by the BBC TV Tax Payer under threat of prosecution.

    The media’s role is to speak truth to power. For it to do this job well, it should give voices to all groups in our country. Journalists cannot all come from the same posh schools, wealthy families and social class. The BBC should take the lead. – David Lammy

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ah our dear leader Corbyn was speaking in a speech to the Royal TV society in Edinburgh.

      It’s all well and good to talk about new media laws and structures.
      But the main thing today is that CURRENTS LAWS are not applied.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Times : Corbyn wants the elite media power people out
        they then say
        #1 Corbyn wasn’t poor and started at a private school
        #2 The Labour director of communications is Seamus Milne
        .. you know, the guy whose father was Alastair Milne the BBC Director General
        # 3 Their head of Strategic communications is James Sneider ..connected to public schools and Oxford etc.
        It then names 6 senior Labour figures who are modern toffs, sending the kids to private schools.
        Times commenters are not too kind to Corbyn’s speech.
        https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jeremy-corbyn-vows-to-end-elite-power-over-media-7pldh3tg5

        Who introduced Corbyn and policed the questions at Corbyn’s speech ?
        … Maxine Peake ..who benefits from all her smart meter adverts we pay for.

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    • vesnadog says:

      “The media’s role is to speak truth to power.”

      What is this? Is it a new form of language, or what?

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  3. StewGreen says:

    Via Mark Hodgson
    \\ Interesting how headlines can spin a story. Regarding the SNP Scottish Government’s deficit, three online headlines are:

    “Scotland cuts its deficit but is still outspending the UK” (GUardian).

    “Scottish fiscal gap narrows but still at 8% of GDP” (FT)

    “Scottish public finances show improvement” (BBC).

    This shows why the BBC cannot be trusted. Read even the BBC article and the truth is much less rosy than that optimistic-sounding BBC headline:

    “Scotland’s public finances have continued to show some improvement over the past year, according to Scottish government statistics.”

    Such a positive headline regarding the UK government’s (much better) deficit control is almost unthinkable.
    =============================================

    @MarkH the key point is that the EU Scottish gov spending is DOUBLE the EU limit in terms of GDP
    (‘Oh we are very rural so things cost more’ says Sturgeon)

    The Times has 2 stories
    Gers report: Scotland running a deficit four times higher than rest of UK
    \\ Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to drop all plans for a second independence referendum after figures showed that Scotland was running a deficit four times the level of the UK as a whole.
    Scotland’s fiscal deficit was 7.9 per cent of GDP in the last financial year. Despite an upturn in North Sea oil revenues, this is four times the 1.9 per cent recorded for Britain and is more than double the 3 per cent limit allowed by the European Union for independent member states.//

    second story almost the same
    Nicola Sturgeon denies Scotland is ‘subsidised by UK’ as gulf in spending widens

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Coincidences ?
    Did anyone notice @MarkyMark posting when TR was in jail ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      I confess I am not important. But tanks for making me feel I.portant stew😉

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      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        SG and MM ; Your posting styles are very similar. I’ve often thought you were one person using two monikas.
        Still not sure.

        Anyway I like the information you(se) give to the rest of us. Keep up the good work fella(s)

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  5. AsISeeIt says:

    The snowflake millennial boys and girls at BBC London News issue a ‘Trigger Warning’ during their lunchtime bulletin today

    [that’s a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material]

    No, it’s not ‘flashing lights’ or ‘flash photography’ – that’s old hat.

    You’ll never guess…

    “This report contains images of butchery, from the start”

    Oh goodness me. Are we about to be subjected to out takes from previous Notting Hill Carnivals or scenes from the on-going Yemen Civil War (no, this is BBC London local news) so how about a BBC documentary on Halal animal slaughter?

    Of course not. It’s Smithfield Market’s 150th Anniversary this weekend. Luva duck, me ol’ china plates!

    I forsee some careful editing of Jones the butcher scenes from old Dad’s Army episodes (and his boy Raymond).

    Gordon Ramsey, Nigella, gallopping gourmets and other assorted tv cook shows – you’d better clean up your act – edit out the actual chopping of chops – or they’ll be coming for you next!

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  6. G.W.F. says:

    Not looking good for Tommy Robinson. The state and the entire media are out to destroy him. Shame on the journos who are trying to break him by harassing his mother, leaving addresses for enemies to find.
    Farage is on the side of the political elite and media with this one.

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    • StewGreen says:

      That video is a re-upload of the original video TR put up a month ago whist he was driving to the Tucker Carlson interview

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      • G.W.F. says:

        Stew Green
        Thanks for the info. It said 20th aug which is why I posted. It came up on my you tube account as new.
        Well f***ing well sod it.
        I thought better of TR and his supporters. Now Sod it

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  7. Geoff says:

    Last night I commented that my local BBC News (Points West) had reported on an ethnic student getting a top GCSE English result, despite arriving in the country just a couple of years ago with no English and I pointed out that today’s exams must be piss easy.

    It has since come to my attention from a Tweet that BBC Wales News also reported a similar story in their region.

    Now this has be orchestrated and planned, the reporters and camera crews didn’t just pitch up at schools and randomly select foreign students and manage to also get pictures with parents at home, these things take a while to plan – no doubt in collusion with Common Purpose education authorities.

    Again, an attempt from the BBC to make the indigenous look 2nd rate and immigrants to look oh so wonderful, now what would we do without them?

    Thing is if all these foreigners are so clever, why is it that the places they hail from (to coin a phrase) are such ‘shitholes’ ?

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Geoff, I too have always wondered why these clever buggers living here, and whose heritage is elsewhere, don’t go and help out their own 3rd world countries. We’ve taught the doctors their skills, so imagine how well off medically India and Pakistan would be with all that knowledge. Shame we don’t seem to teach them the equivalent building and civil engineering skills – it would do away with all the slums, they could build new drainage systems, and infrastructures – they’re ok though at creating a space programme, and buying the latest iPhones !

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Geoff
      Could it be that the intention has nothing to do with education but to turn Britain into the said “shithole”?

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  8. Spiderman says:

    Or how about ‘EU nurses leave NHS because because UK streets are not safe’.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      …. and the Govt has taxed car use so much and makes them pay extra on top for parking at the hospital that they cannot afford to get to work anyway.

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  9. s.trubble says:

    It will be interesting to see the bBC narrative as the Salmond situation develops.

    His “brownshirts” were deployed to the bBC HQ on Clydeside to demonstrate noisily about bBC bias during the Referendum campaign……….

    bBC watchers at the time up here saw the duplicitous hand of the bBC in its selection of an extremely pro independence audience in one of the final referendum TV debates……….

    2 handed bias , a specialty of this lot…..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Nice to see salmond being brought down from that hypochritical high horse he has called down from for so long – innocent until guilty of course and it must suit cranky to have him tarnished ..

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      • Annunaki says:

        I hear rumours someone asked him if anything was worn under the kilt, and he demonstrated that it was not at all worn, and fully functional. I’ll get my coat, sorry its Friday and beer O’clock

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        • Annunaki says:

          There is gossip that he was also asked by a young, female researcher how can you tell a Scotsman’s clan ? and he told her to “shove your hand up his kilt, and if you can feel two quarter pounders, he’s a McDonald”

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          • Alicia Sinclair says:

            The BBC seem most upset about Alex and his wee Alex as well.
            Kirsty, Nicola, Laura, Sarah-oh dear, this is Alex Salmond, Braveheart Himself!
            Imagine a few BBC jocks and jokes will be creating a haggis roulade this weekend as they do a highland fling and try to toss Salmond off…then news bulletins.
            Should be fun. Personally I`m backing him.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    NHS : Sir David Dalton says the most efficient wah of dealing with failing hospitals is the same as for failing supermarkets
    Ie that they get taken over by the efficient ones
    ..instead of spending £millions on management consultants to pop them up
    ..He runs a chain of NHS hospitals serving 1 million people in Manchester.
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/supermarket-style-chains-are-the-way-to-improve-hospitals-nqdwvdcgg
    secondary
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/run-hospitals-like-tesco-urges-nhs-chief-sir-david-dalton-kz062lxzk

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  11. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm R4 is maths fact check show More or Less continuing to support the Liberal agenda
    Yep the first item is a time wasting talk about Tolkien
    next
    #2 Tim Harford interviews Mevan Babakar of the fact-checking organisation Fullfact about the software tools

    #3 Child Poverty Action Group claims low-earning parents working full-time are unable to earn enough to provide their family with a basic, no-frills lifestyle. Tim Harford examines the numbers with the author of the group’s report
    ..bet he’s soft on her.

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Also at RTS festival
    Stop white men explaining stuff, says BBC Four boss Cassian Harrison
    said “There’s a mode of programming that involves a presenter, usually white, middle-aged and male, standing on a hill and ‘telling you like it is’. We all recognise the era of that has passed.”

    top comments
    \\ Why not just set out to produce great programmes and hold off on the rainbow/diversity/multicultural virtue signalling until you’ve actually delivered something worth talking up? //
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stop-white-men-explaining-stuff-says-bbc-boss-82nn7q58l

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sounds like the cassias Harrison is a bit of a racist and might have forgotten they live in a predominantly white European country .

      . There are plenty of African countries and the ‘islands ‘ where non white are the majority where Harrison could broadcast from – and if Harrison has a hang up about hills just choose the flattest African country .

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    • Jagman84 says:

      Says a white, middle-aged male! Is that his resignation from the BBC?

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      I remember when BBC’s “Horizon” science documentaries only had a narrator, with the emphasis on the science content, mostly British science.

      Now the BBC avoids British scientists who have anything of interest to provide to a science documentary. Presumably because most are white males who have criticised the BBC over its Climate science censorship policy.

      So now the BBC prefers foreign scientists, mostly American, who then turn out to be mostly public relations ladies, appointed by the males in US government science agencies. Horizon then starts with a look at this young ladies social life, before we get to any science content.

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    • Dave S says:

      The audiences are disappearing anyway so what does it really matter?

         18 likes

  13. Annunaki says:

    Just been listening to Radio 4extra as they sometimes have some rather good vintage stuff, but alas, now a “current” quiz show on with smug so called stand ups trying to be funny on a game show format, trying to invent new game shows, their best effort ?

    “Have I got Jews for you”

    Ho ho ho, well done, wot no muzzie jokes BBC ? we can think of a few but only Corbyn-approved anti-jewish racism is allowed to thrive on the BBC it seems.

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  14. StewGreen says:

    ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ Dr Phil Hammond says he has been fired from his BBC radio show – just hours after announcing his plans to run as MP against Jacob Rees-Mogg for the national Health Actiion Party.
    … Can you be allowed a BBC platform at the same time you are doing a radical political campaign ?

    I like Phil, but surely he should have taken a sabbatical ?
    It’s not the same an ex-politician doing an entertainment show : Phil’s prog is basically medical news. But he says he did get the OK first

    BBC said “Impartiality is at the heart of our journalism. Active political involvement is an area covered by our editorial guidelines.
    Standing as a candidate in an election is a conflict of interest and someone seeking election is unable to continue in this type of editorial role.”
    https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/bbc-sack-dr-phil-hammond-1924218

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45269304
    Lefty news sites are wild shouting “BBC pro government conspiracy !”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – can always get another beeboid . Maybe his demographic didn’t fit any more and they wanted somebody a bit more vibrant and genda fluid .

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    • thirdoption says:

      BBC said “Impartiality is at the heart of our journalism.”

      Ha ha ha

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  15. StewGreen says:

    I see the “Justice for Men and Boys” website is banned on the Council wifi
    ..under the “hatespeak” category
    apparently they see things against feminists.
    …I know nothing about the org.
    Ah their website lists a lot crimes against men that we’ve not heard of , but would have if the other way around
    eg that Sandra Horley the head of a domestic violence charity has a total annual remuneration of £220K

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Albeeb is claiming that only 6 people have been convicted in relation of the Grendel fire . On my count there are nearly as many convicted as died in the fire . Maybe I’m wrong.

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  17. Annunaki says:

    Last year they held a memorial at our annual efnick crimefest carnival for Grenfell for a few minutes, before they resumed stabbing, coshing and mugging each other, reminds me of the Peckham riot that stopped for Del Boy, then resumed.

    I dread to think what we have in store this year as they seem even more weaponised than usual.

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    • RJ says:

      Monday’s Panorama didn’t quite convay the message it was meant to. The subject was supposed to be how white gunsmiths were making ammunition so that legal antique revolvers could be used (making them illegal). However, most of the programme was a black reporter looking serious (with the appropriate mood music) as he described how black criminals were murdering other black criminals. It seems that the problem isn’t the revolvers, it’s the black criminals.

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    Maybe the Danny chap who just got dumped from 007 can do Grenfell the musical – complete with a fire brigade choir telling the inmates to ‘ stay put’- yep bad taste gallows humour.

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  19. Annunaki says:

    I am still waiting to hear where and precisely how this fire started, it is not that hard to work out with today’s forensic techniques, maybe a West Side Story we are not meant to hear

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  20. Guest Who says:

    Not going well so far…

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    • Annunaki says:

      RE above link and news story about Muslim marine, no objection in principle, (apart from the fact it is considered news) but, what happens during ramadam ? we have already had a cover up from Bedfordshire police RE muslim officer could not chase a 17 year old because he was fasting and “tired” shown in a Ch 5 police documentary and then deleted from youtube after a comment on here, and said police authority when required through an FOI request to produce a risk assessment about the situation lost all information …

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    • Alicia Sinclair says:

      Oh they`ll be busy alright GW.
      I imagine vast ovenfuls of tripe, reheats and rehashes on 1. Trump-getting him killed or impeached. 2 ,Brexit-getting us to stay as bayonet practice for the EU and Islam. 3. Migration, the racists of Columbia and Peru refusing the Venezuelan socialists in. 4. The NHS, Grenfell, Hillsborough, Orgreave-more money, more pity and charity.

      Everything else will be devoted to all the above-basically Soros and his Chinese Democracy Reenactment Campaign.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Soapy is in a lather.

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  22. Sluff says:

    Blink and you missed it.
    At 6.20 pm on the BBC1 news they mentioned that yet another person has been found guilty of taking thousands in benefits in kind (free hotel stays etc) falsely claiming to be a victim of Grenfell.
    The item lasted approximately 15 seconds and was jammed into the short sharp ‘other news’.
    Compare and contrast with, ahem, the usual BBC Grenfell SJW coverage.
    Just an ever-so-slightly different approach.

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    • Annunaki says:

      Yes it was noted on other news sites, maybe of the wrong ethnic persuasion to warrant holding to account, and interesting to note another of the celebrated rappers under investigation for sexual assaults the bbc decides to promote a sordid photo of a decidedly tired and emotional white british Pete Doherty eating a big breakfast.
      This is why their journalists get no time off at bank holidays, they need to find stupid stories like this to hide the tide of real news stories of crime committed by those who’s ethnicity they wish to hide, and if they have no alternative than to mention a “black on black” kiliing in London the victim is inevitably a student FFS when a little further investigation will find no evidence of that, other than the fact, maybe that their knowledge and ability of weights, measures and dispensing techniques could put a Boots pharmacist to shame.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    There seems some confusion, which the bbc is either ignoring or sowing too.

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  24. Geoff says:

    The BBC has three entertainment channels on the Freeview/Freesat platforms.

    At 10 o’clock tonight, a Friday we have:

    BBC4: Pump Up the Bhangra: The Sound of Asian Britain
    BBC2: The Big Asian Stand Up

    BBC1: The News and if presented by Chakrabarti or Myrie that makes the BBC 100% ethnic in that slot. A newly landed alien could be forgiven for thinking the UK isn’t a predominantly a white country..

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    • Annunaki says:

      Newly landed alien ? plenty of them landing in the Toddington services car park emerging from the back of their intergalactic 40 ft artics after two week stasis under a pallet of special brew

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  25. taffman says:

    Come on Al Beeb, first Franco, then what next ? Napoleon, Wellington, Nelson, Churchill, Marx ?……..

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  26. Annunaki says:

    Owain Glyndŵr ? hush my mouth..

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    • taffman says:

      Annunaki
      They cannot find him , he disappeared in the Welsh mists. Perhaps he will return to rescue us from the EU?

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  27. taffman says:

    So the Clock is Ticking? For who? Europe, the UK, or is the extension to give ‘May the Remainer‘ more time to spin a ‘deal’ with the EU?
    Mrs May is like a poker player that started the game with a Royal Flush but she has flushed it down the pan for a packet of crisps and a can of lemonade.
    Anything on Al Beeb yet?

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  28. Annunaki says:

    At least he realised the value of fighting fire with fire RE heads..no mandatory equality and diversity courses within the court of Tywysog Cymru.
    The rather more subtle than we realise difference between immigration and invasion, those who seek to impose their values and culture upon us, not necessarily through violence, although they do that, but through continual whingeing, whining, complaining, setting up their own “council of britain” etc. etc. , whilst comprising less than 8% of the population, ghettoising themselves then objecting to gay saunas in “their” area, demanding their own schools because our culture is “decadent”, riding roughshod upon our own equality laws with regards to their own behaviour yet hiding behind racism laws whenever challenged is nothing more than an invasion

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    • taffman says:

      Annunaki
      Our parents and grandparents would not have put up with it.
      The snowflakes have been taken advantage of because of their gullibility and naivety. Assisted by Al Beeb propaganda and our Appeaser Leader.

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      • Annunaki says:

        maybe a fault of the education system or maybe I am getting old, but we were encouraged to learn and also pass exams, luckily I was more towards science so used to questioning and looking for original references if anyone made a statement, as usual they are poorly educated cosseted kids let loose with their media studies and sociology qualifications only achieved though course work, rant over…

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  29. Guest Who says:

    No doubt. Sadly, objective impartial journalism has not.

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  30. Up2snuff says:

    I wasn’t totally sure what I heard on the TODAY Programme this morning. The BBC correspondent spoke very quickly. I think I heard “The amount of the UK that is densely built upon is just 0.1 of the total land mass.”

    I think he got it right at that. To be fair, I understand some geographers and CPRE argue over fine definitions of ‘densely’ and also of ‘built’. I wasn’t sure if the dreaded BBC decimal point had slipped again but IIRC it is generally agreed that 1/10th of the UK is built upon/’brownfield’ sites.

    However, I find on the web-site, math disaster has struck! Where is Bobby Seagull when you need him?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45285615

    No wonder the BBC is in favour of increasingly widespread immigration into the UK. The place is empty. Give me some of this spare land and I’ll put up a house.

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    • Annunaki says:

      concrete / road covered is about 3% therefore misreported once agian by BBC ignoramuses I refer the members to my previous post above, maybe they could upgrade their application system from “being black and can just manage english” to include: basic science,encompassing physics, chemistry and biology, , geography, history and most importantly epidemiology as their health posts are most silly and ignorant, any talented teenager could manage that but…can they do a rap song at the interview that would get them all wanking into their lattes

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Annu, don’t forget that in ‘built’ ,by one strict definition, come tracks, bridleways, farms, army ranges, industrial sites, retail parks, parks of all sorts, airports, airfields and gardens. In other words, if land has an overall use it is considered ‘built on’. IIRC, that is how the 0.1 (actually 0.09something) is reached.

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    • JimS says:

      Densely built on is BBC Fake News. The defintion of Continuous Urban Fabric actually refers to ‘impervious surfaces’, i.e. land that has been covered so that rainwater can’t soak the underlying earth and must therefore be artificially drained. So all those gardens, verges and parks that make up our ‘densely built’ cities can be discounted by the BBC.

      Mark Easton tried this game earlier this year, ‘The Illusion of a concrete Britain‘, trying to make out that 99.9% of the UK was available for his brown-eyed boys. But even that article said that 56.7% of land was used for farming and only 34.9% was still ‘natural’. Is the BBC really saying that we should rid ourselves of all farmland and our ‘green lungs’ and all those habitats that decades of BBC programming has told us are necessary to preserve diverse wildlife.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Jim, was there not a ‘group’ or NGO arguing a different definition for densely? Seem to recall that they suggested that an estate of semis with gardens (Letchworth GC or Welwyn GC) is not densely built upon. In comparison, Park Hill, Sheffield would be considered densely built upon.

        Think it may have been RIBA.

        It has to be remembered there is a big difference between the home nations individually and the UK as a whole. They are often mixed up. It also needs to be borne in mind that available land can be at degrees to the vertical and so remote as to be useless for building upon, but in turn, really valuable for being in or looking at!

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  31. Jeff says:

    It’s that time of the year we’ve all been waiting for, the annual liberal love in at the multicultural Notting Hill Carnival.
    All the Beeb luvvies will be cooing about it. We’ll see the floats, the speakers, a number a scantily clad wenches will be wiggling their assets and a couple of podgy plod will be tying to dance.
    What The BBC might be a little shy of mentioning is that all police leave has been cancelled. Over 7,000 officers will be in attendance and to enter now you need to go through a metal detecting barrier…just on the off chance you’re carrying a knife, a gun or a grenade…
    I’m also considering attending a music event this weekend. Now will it be the vibrant, enriched, diverse Notting Hill or… There’s a traditional British brass band playing in Regent’s Park. Trumpets and trombones playing traditional foot tapping stuff. A deckchair, an ice cream. Perhaps a gentle snooze in the shade.
    No police. No drugs. No gangs. No stabbings.
    Decisions, decisions…

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I too will be experiencing a music event, with trumpets, saxophones and trombones playing traditional foot tapping stuff. A deckchair, an ice cream/gin and tonic. Perhaps a gentle snooze in the shade. Its called Home !

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  32. Foscari says:

    It was reported in the ” The Times” today that a senior
    executive at the BBC wants to phase out white , middle aged
    male presenters . I thought they very nearly had.
    I am utterly surprised that Gary Lineker is still allowed to
    present Match of the Day. But his days look like they are
    numbered.
    Somebody else wrote that from around 10 PM this evening
    you could be watching BBC Asian Network. We got a several
    minutes preview of this, on the One Show this evening.
    We live in a multicultural UK with racial tolerance with everybody
    equal, as it should be.
    The problem with the BBC is that they now consider some of
    society are more equal than others. Middle aged white men
    not being quite so equal.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Ironic that middle aged middle class white men passed the laws which allowed non whites into Blighty in the first place. And when E Powell spelled out the consequences he got the full Ted Heath treatment .

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      • Alicia Sinclair says:

        Being white and middle class is OK though if you`re a BBC Director, or somehwere behind the cameras and writing those scripts.
        Like the far left-Oxbridge well heeled kids of traitors and former BBC club members where the REAL money, power and influence lies.
        The BBC and Labour-same toffs, same prep schools, always fussing over the exotic, the deviant and shroud wavers.
        I mean-Polly Toynbee? Seamus Milne?

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        • Annunaki says:

          chinese wife is different if she maks mistake and takes that incorrect examining board english exam then back fom 2 years into the5 years journey after £3000 pounds and put on a 10 year course with £1000 pound each 2 YEAR APPLICATION , HMM i LOVE LOOKING AT THESE BEEG EESHOO INDIVIUALS aND THEIR wonderful command of the english lanuage

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  33. Annunaki says:

    I refer the member to my previous answer:
    Oasis at Knebworth , 250,000 over two days, “There were only 10 arrests over the two days,”

    Notting Hill carnival 2016 : more than 450 people were detained across the two days of festivities. 14 arrests for sexual offences were also carried out, 37 public order arrests and 17 common assault arrests.

    Officers seized a number of knives, batons, CS spray and a hammer. Twenty-eight officers were injured across both days, while 17 arrests were made for assault on police, the Met said.
    Carnival 2017 : Three people were injured when an acidic liquid was thrown over a crowd near Ladbroke Grove on Sunday evening.

    This year: 13.000 police to look after this annual crime fest

    Yet the BBC have the affront to run headline story: how much did we pay for the police during the trump visit?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I cannot believe that paddy power has a book running on the number of stabbings / mugging at the Notting Hill effnic fest . ( false news) .
      However the idea of publicising that the cops are going to use metal detectors to stop bad things getting in might suggest anyone serious about tooling up to get their weapons in early …. or they’ll use improvised weapons like broken red stripe bottles as part of the cultural heritage.

      Declaration – in 1976 I went to the Notting Hill carnival and got mugged in the sight of about 50 coppers who did nothing – afterwards I went to them and asked them why they didn’t help me – they said ‘ go home’ .

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    • Jeff says:

      13,000! Blimey it’s worse than I thought.
      It tells us something when so many police are required.
      Didn’t see any at the Hampton Court Flower Show…

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Just dawned on me – the irony of comrade Corbyn talking about Zionist irony – or in his view – the lack of it – very limited MSM coverage against a trivial comment about Muslim letterboxes by a Tory backbencher which put the MSM into a froth for about a week.
        Someone Watching the Corbyn comment might come to a view that this man is merely a professional protester who got over promoted by accident . If he makes PM buy popcorn very quickly before the panic buying sets in ….

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      • Jagman84 says:

        Maybe they decided to drop the cannabis garden? It would reduce the visitor numbers looking for a cutting or three….

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Oh Annu, those were the days ….. I lived in Knebworth during those concert years at the Park, and never a bother, apart from traffic congestion in the High Street !! (oh and ideally placed to sneak in for free)

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      • Annunaki says:

        Pimk Floyd, Stones, Lynrd Skynrd, Zep, 200.000 people, lower middle or working class, (or students) not a knfe in sight and on Monday what will happen ? I am not a time traveller yet am able to predict there wll be stabbings and muggings, at the annual crimefest carnival, and why, or rather who ? what culture / race ? and who will have the bollocks to draw the obvious conclusion ?

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        • thirdoption says:

          “……..and who will have the bollocks to draw the obvious conclusion?”

          No-one. The MSM will deceive us by omission as they always do when BAME crime is involved and nobody will do a thing about it.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Is there a carnival float this year with muslims in their battle dress, slaughtering sheep while shouting their battle cry?

      Perhaps it could be accompanied by another float showing everything that islam has given to the world over the past 1400 years; a pile of dead bodies, perhaps?

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  34. Dover Sentry says:

    Have the BBC finally dropped their Boris-Burka outrage?

    Perhaps the BBC could now direct their fresh outrage at Sir Bob ‘very, very rich’ Geldof and his failure for the past two years to house at any of his homes a single Syrian refugee. He did promise that he would.

    He also demanded that we all do the same.

    I almost complied….

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  35. Fedup2 says:

    I was wonder how al beeb will treat the 100 th murder in Londonistan when it happens in a week or two . Tonight the local rag is reporting the latest stabbing . The 23 year old survived as far as hospital but there’s no update as to condition . Nice preamble to the vibrant carnival …

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  36. Annunaki says:

    Refr to my previous post : in a more sensible UK if the BBC went a little tabloid: Our Boris slams bonker burka plonkers

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  37. Annunaki says:

    let the bbc and labour cobryn cat out of the bag :
    jewish people are not black enough to warrant racim
    chinese people are not black enough

    black people do not rape or murder, or if they do we will not show their photo, if they are white its OK and we will search their
    home

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  38. scribblingscribe says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45269764
    Buried on the BBC news web site:
    “Sweden rape: Most convicted attackers foreign-born, says TV”

    “About 58% of men convicted in Sweden of rape and attempted rape over the past five years were born abroad, according to data from Swedish national TV.”

    So the BBC being honest at last about the shit situation in Sweden?

    Well compare with:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6095121/Eight-10-stranger-rapes-Sweden-carried-migrants-study-reveals.html

    “Eight out of 10 ‘stranger’ rapes in Sweden are carried out by migrants, with more than half of all rape convictions to foreigners, study reveals”

    So interesting twist from the BBC. In terms of all rapes, yes migrants only responsible for almost 60%, but in terms of stranger rapes, it rises to 8 out of ten.

    What I cannot glean is how many of the rest of the rapes are down to second generation, children of migrants. That would also be interesting.

    But don’t be alarmed, The BBC assure us:
    “”We are very clear in the programme that it is a small percentage of the people coming from abroad who are convicted of rape,” chief editor Ulf Johansson told the BBC.

    He pointed out that the number of reported rapes in Sweden was far higher, so no conclusions could be drawn on the role of immigrants in sexual attacks.”

    Perhaps the BBC should listen to Trump about Sweden.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    There is an interesting forum if you have time
    http://www.ex-bbc.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

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    • thirdoption says:

      Good find Stew,

      A forum dedicated to BBC staff – how very up their own arses they are.

      I clicked on one of the forum topics and the first comment I read was “watching brexit is like seeing people who don’t read, burning down a library. Every day BBC news ignores or plays down stories concerning leavers and government ministers cheating and lying which are of real importance to our children and grand children’s futures. It’s an embarrassment to admit to having been a BBC journalist.”

      That is actually how they all think. Very disturbing.

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  40. taffman says:

    A polite reminder.
    Project Fear No1……………………..
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36355564

    How many more Project Fears do we get before we actually leave ?

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Two results of failed “Project Fears” for the future, by “Remain” supporters:

      1776: The United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada: An Association founded for American “Remain” supporters and their descendents, so that they can demonstrate their loyalty to the Crown in perpetuity.

      2019: The United European Loyalists Association of Ireland: An Association founded for British “Remain” supporters and their descendents, so that they can demonstrate their loyalty to the European Union in perpetuity.

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    • Annunaki says:

      A polite reminder, who created the fear in the first place ? with their endless EU madness headlines for 20 years running, banana / sausage rules ec. ? so who is responsible for influencing the public over 20 years of the same stories ? maybe the same oganisations that hounded a Princess to death then blamed everyone but themselves, sounds familiar ?

      Who are they blaming now ? certainly not their editorial staff of course, they are up the pub on expenses and laughing into their beers

      Only Elton and Cliff Richard had the resources to hold them to acount, and by God did they not endlessly whine about that

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      • Annunaki says:

        And they have a lot to say about those found guilty in court, unless it is themselves, and quite happy to demand heads should roll, unless it is themselves, media spying on celebrities, no “heads rolled” but no hesitation in demanding the same of any other organisation, funny that..

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    • Guest Who says:

      This lady’s counter is hilarious.

      All the more so for her BBC template twitter disclaimer.

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      • Annunaki says:

        First things first, stop right there, and define”far right” if you are in any doubt have a look at this, https://www.ranker.com/list/nanking-massacre-details/brian-guthrie now carry on and please define far right, my wife is chinese and would like to know why you use this term so casually when she sees muslim fanatics around the world behaving in a precisely similar fashion to the Japanese and Nazis

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        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          A
          “.. muslims… Japanese and Nazis”
          What?
          This the second time, to my knowledge, that you have raised 1930s Nanking murders recently”.

          Why are you omitting the c60 million Chinese people murdered by other Chinese people during the previous century? Again. Mostly by The Chinese Communist Party, a party which still exists, and controls the PRC.

          The PRC, which uses North Korea as a proxy to threaten its neighbours, is expanding illegally into international waters and is persecuting its Muslim minority (amongst other minorities, ever heard of Tibet?).

          Perhaps you should break this news, gently, to your Chinese wife.

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          • Annunaki says:

            Shes well aware thank you they killed her grandfather, a schoolteacher, and the rest of the world are generally aware unlike Nanking

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  41. ScottishCalvin says:

    Quick summary on this week’s Manafort/Cohen cases

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  42. Annunaki says:

    As I pointed out previously, BBC as a national broadcaster should represent the voice of the people, does it : Police Federation, for example ? are they not people or nt efnick enough to be heard ?
    Police at this year’s Notting Hill carnival will deploy metal-detecting knife arches and behavioural experts to try to thwart violence, but have dropped “Big Brother-style” facial recognition amid claims it was racially discriminatory and confused men with women.

    Up to 1 million people are expected to attend this weekend’s west London event that is the biggest celebration of British African-Caribbean culture ( stabbing and mugging ) and seen by the Metropolitan police as the biggest public order challenge of the year.
    public order challenge? FFS can they not control themselves ?
    Police made more than 300 arrests and 28 officers were injured at Notting Hill Carnival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Scotland Yard said officers made 313 arrests for a range of offences including 112 for drugs and 58 for offensive weapons.

    Twenty-eight officers were injured across both days, while 17 arrests were made for assault on police, the Met said.

    The two-day Bank Holiday festivities saw hundreds of thousands of revellers dance their way around the west London carnival route, while there were a number of opportunities for attendees to pay their respects to those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire. h good for them they stopped stabbing and mugging for a lttle while then

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  43. Annunaki says:

    Notting Hill Carnival: Met Fed Chairman speaks out of safety

    The Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation has called for a full scale review of the Notting Hill Carnival after 43 police officers were injured at this year’s event.

    Ken Marsh spoke out over fears over safety as 8 police officers were hospitalised following clashes with Carnival goers.

    His views featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London, local and national TV and across the National Newspapers.

    He said police officers “dread” working at the annual event and that the many millions of pounds spent policing the Carnival should come under severe scrutiny as the violence continues.

    “Enough is enough,” said Mr Marsh. “This is not a peaceful and fun loving event that our members look forward to policing. They dread it.

    “A seemingly growing number of people appear intent on hijacking this Carnival and turning it into a Bank Holiday battleground. And an excuse for using our members as professional punchbags.

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    • Jagman84 says:

      When reality hits …. literally! Turning the Police ‘force’ into a non-threatening arm of social services hasn’t helped their cause either.

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  44. Annunaki says:

    Best the BBC can manage with this public debate ? tumbleweed moment again

    Oh, wait , https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-45260021 man finds a hole and white pop singer eats a big breakfast whle looking a bit drunk, (black rappers still raping btw)there you have it in a nutshell…..https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/solo-45-rape-charges-29-counts-sex-assault-grime-mc-bbk-boy-better-know-jme-stormzy-latest-a8008336.html

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  45. Annunaki says:

    Libertines frontman Pete Doherty wins cafe breakfast fame
    Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will have his name inscribed on a wall of fame in a Margate cafe after scoffing a “mega breakfast” to claim it for free.

    He put away the feast inside 20 minutes to beat the challenge set by cafe owner Mark Ezekiel.

    The fry-up included four bacon rashers, four eggs, four sausages, a burger and chips, plus plenty of trimmings.

    Well done BBC

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  46. Guest Who says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45271766

       18 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    The bbc have found another telegenic daughter of the soil they like.

    Sadly, #CCBGB

       13 likes

  48. Beeb Brother says:

    They are loving these Catholic priests abusing kids – finally some hideous whites molesting kids! The depth and scale of the abuse is minuscule compared to the ROP gangs but if they turn their coverage up to eleven whilst memory holing the vibrant stuff nobody will notice. They almost gave Worbohs his own entire channel.

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  49. Guest Who says:

    Wait til Katty RTs this..

    Thread.

       19 likes

  50. Guest Who says:

    Comments going pretty well, so far.

       28 likes