Start the Week Open Thread 27 August 2018

The BBC has history when it comes to the vibrant Notting Hill Carnival; the more trouble – the less to be heard about it – apart from the  copper ‘dancing’ with somebody being vibrant. Then it’s back to normal as the political/MSM bubble returns to usual failure to tell people the truth. At least people visiting this site will get a clearer view of what is really going on.

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665 Responses to Start the Week Open Thread 27 August 2018

  1. Guest Who says:

    A review Bbc PR will be quoting….

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/admit-it-every-girl-wants-her-own-specialist-protection-officer/?

    …as they gently wipe the drool off the shirt off promo shots to send to the girls in the dead tree ents editorial, plus any women left there?

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    Lord Adonis, one of 797 friendly Lords who have free coffee and free internet in a nice warm building, getting paid £300 per day to twitter, know what it’s like to struggle like the common man.

    JAM – Just Adonis Mumbling.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Mr Adonis has no self-awareness and no self-control. Two characteristics of Jonny foreigner.

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  3. AsISeeIt says:

    One Love
    Ben Brown nails the BBC’s colours securely to the Guardian masthead late last night. During the newspaper review on the News Channel our BBC anchor Ben welcomes the deputy editor of that low-circulation yet favourite metropolitan left-leaning broadsheet as a guest. No surprise there – BBC staff and their Guardian colleagues seem to go together like a horse and carriage. What was a little embarrasing to watch was the fawning over-fulsome praise heaped by our BBC chap on the Guardian journo for that paper’s supposedly sterling work on what those in that left-leaning journo business term the Windrush Story. Apparently the Grauniad have had people on the ground in Jamaica searching out anyone with an immigration gripe presumably in the manner of PPI or no win no fee accident ambulance chasers. We’re regaled with the assurance that people have literally died because they were denied entry into the UK. Brown’s love for this story or perhaps his anxiety to loudly and publicaly express his keeness for it clearly must come from a culture of oikophobia – love of the foreign and aversion to one’s own.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      AsISeeIt
      “BBC staff and their Guardian colleagues seem to go together like a horse and carriage”? I would suggest that they are more akin to horse shit and flies.

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Strictly Come Dancing contestant Stacey Dooley … will the BBC mention Stacey’s visit to home town Luton and meeting Anjem Choudary (Anjem backed the remain campaign)?

    “What’s the solution? If Muslim people are in the wrong and they are committing crimes… you know, no one is above the law.” – Stacey Dooley

    “If the law of the land is Islamic, we will respect the law of the land. If it’s not Islamic (the law) then the law of the land, and those who make them, can go to hell quite honestly.” – Anjem Choudary

    “Oh my God!” – Stacey Dooley

    “Because Allah says in the Koran Q33v1 ‘Fear Allah, and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Is David Cameron a Muslim of a disbeliever? Guys?” – Anjem Choudary

    “Disbeliever!” – mumbles crowd of 5 other Muslims

    “So you (a Muslim) can’t obey him (UK Law). So he (David Cameron) can go to hell.” – Anjem Choudary

    “Go put on some clothes.”
    – Muslim women wearing black Burqa talks to Stacey, who is wearing a pretty summer dress

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    • Beebophobic says:

      Oh the joys of Islamic Britain. My heart goes out to the non-Muslims left in those ghetto areas and unable to get out. The Metropolitan liberal elites don’t care though, do they, as they sip their soya milk lattes whilst flicking through the Guardian. I wouldn’t even use that newspaper for toilet paper were there to be a shortage of said loo roll, all of which would be down to Brexit of course (use of irony). I was appalled at a spiteful piece the Guardian did on Morrissey a while back.

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    • smoogie7 says:

      I have seen that whole episode and I think that Stacey did well going round getting different views even after nearly being attacked. A certain Mr Yaxley-Lennon also made an appearance in it as well.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Another Jon’s colleagues down under might see fit to miss.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Just awful when lefties fall out. #grabspopcorn

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “A lot of people in Britain now use exactly the same words about our own media: ‘dishonest’, ‘hatred’, ‘agenda’, ‘fake’, ‘enemy of the people’. Maybe when they see whose side they’re on, they might consider toning down their language. Oh, and by the way, this is disgraceful tosh.”

      Journalist & author. Still with BBC after 52 yrs, trying to make sense of a crazy world. Travel’s in the blood. New Instagram john_simpsonnews

      . . . . LET’S SEE HOW THE BBC REPORTED MIGRANTS IN 2015 . . .

      Chaos as police stop Hungary migrant train – Gavin Hewitt – BBC -Sep 2015 @53s
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-34136334/chaos-as-police-stop-hungary-migrant-train
      “… then a really distressing incident happened. A women who was carrying a small baby began crying for help (photo of lady carrying baby). One of her companions tried to help her (photo of man with women on track, riot police reaching towards them) Somehow there became a push and a shove with the police. She ended up on the railway lines (by the male refugee dragging her and the baby to the floor, but this is not said) with the riot police trying to pull her back, and this of course inflamed all the other people…”
      -Gavin Hewitt – BBC – Sep 2015

      Watch the video and the male refugee (companion trying to help?) drags the women and baby to the floor, by force.

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      • Nibor says:

        John Simpson liberated Afghanistan on his own , remember ?

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        • john in cheshire says:

          Mr Simpson should be ridiculed at every opportunity.
          If only we’d known years ago the nature of these horrible people but before the internet, we had nothing to compare them with.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @GuestWho that John Simpson/MediaLens thread is strange
      cos only libmob comments can be seen.
      You know those that say the BBC is a government puppet and puts Farage on all the time.
      Total Tosh based on the fact Farage has been on Question Time once a year.
      I’m guessing those tweetbots use the “tell a lie often enough” principle.

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      • Roland Deschain says:

        I noticed that and it brought home to me how the left operate as a hive mind whereas most of us here operate as individuals. You can always organise the left to bombard comments pages, even when they’re spouting palpable nonsense whereas we’ll decide ourselves whether to comment, thank you very much. It does put us at a disadvantage when it comes to social media, but I’m not sure what the answer is.

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  7. Beebophobic says:

    I’ve been trying to do my small bit for the elderly in my town. For the last two months or so I have plucked up the courage to go to an old peoples’ home nearby and play the piano for them. Some kind person has donated a grand piano to the home but no one was ever coming to play it. I play American Songbook jazz improvisations, plus a few other things, and the group of 12 or so who sit and listen really enjoy it and even sing along a bit, so at least they recognise the tunes I’m playing. What is interesting is that one member of staff – have never really seen her – because my back is to the residents as I play – has made bitchy remarks. One time I had paused between songs and she said “silence is golden”, but this certainly wasn’t a request for the 1960s song of the same title. I picked that tune out with my right hand, but she didn’t get the irony. This week I went to play as usual but she told me I had to leave after half an hour as someone else was coming to play music, well I was still going 35 minutes later, and there was no sign of anyone else turning up. The residents were sorry to see me leave. So even here, where I am trying to do some good and where the residents who gather genuinely enjoy the music, a nasty person has to demean and belittle me, no doubt because I am obviously not a native of this area (but have spent over half my life in this region). I shall keep going and hope this woman is not on duty regularly. Other staff have been fine. Normally the poor residents are forced to listen to some local pop radio drivel when in the lounge area. Not even Radio 2 or something playing golden oldies. Just underlines how staff at these places often lack a true understanding of what really appeals to an older person, especially those with dementia. Again, I write this only to give a picture of what goes on in this country now.

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  8. Beebophobic says:

    I’ve been trying to do my small bit for the elderly in my town. For the last two months or so I have plucked up the courage to go to an old peoples’ home nearby and play the piano for them. Some kind person has donated a grand piano to the home but no one was ever coming to play it. I play American Songbook jazz improvisations, plus a few other things, and the group of 12 or so who sit and listen really enjoy it and even sing along a bit, so at least they recognise the tunes I’m playing. What is interesting is that one member of staff – have never really seen her – because my back is to the residents as I play – has made bitchy remarks. One time I had paused between songs and she said “silence is golden”, but this certainly wasn’t a request for the 1960s song of the same title. I picked that tune out with my right hand, but she didn’t get the irony. This week I went to play as usual but she told me I had to leave after half an hour as someone else was coming to play music, well I was still going 35 minutes later, and there was no sign of anyone else turning up. The residents were sorry to see me leave. So even here, where I am trying to do some good and where the residents who gather genuinely enjoy the music, a nasty person has to demean and belittle me, no doubt because I am obviously not a native of this area (but have spent over half my life in this region). I shall keep going and hope this woman is not on duty regularly. Other staff have been fine. Normally the poor residents are forced to listen to some local pop radio drivel when in the lounge area. Not even Radio 2 or something playing golden oldies. Just underlines how staff at these places often lack a true understanding of what really appeals to an older person, especially those with dementia. Again, I write this only to give a picture of what goes on in this country now.

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    • Beebophobic says:

      Sorry, laptop playing tricks, hanging pages. Didn’t mean to post twice…again !

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      • LynetteO says:

        Scary stuff for elderly people this morning on Radio 4- Headlines blaming them for all the problems of the NHS and their needs meaning lots of money needs to be spent on them . Making them the scapegoat for an over burdened NHS a terrible thing to do ! The resident elderly population demands will always remain relatively small compared with those of the people that that have arrived recently from other countries.

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        • Beebophobic says:

          It makes my blood boil when the Beeb does that. The elderly deserve to enjoy their retirements and to be cared for with respect, so that their dignity is always retained. To scapegoat them, as you say LynetteO, is a low blow indeed and my worry is that this rotten attitude will start to permeate the minds of the lefties who control all in policy making. We know that the sinister secret society Common Purpose creates an army of public officials, healthcare workers, teachers and others who have been selected at their diversity-awareness courses for further indoctrination. Techniques of the pseudo-science Neuro- Linguistic Progamming are used to break down and destroy any empathy these people may have. The idea is that you will get a veritable army of people embedded in healthcare, education, social services, housing etc who will always favour the immigrant over the native, who will have a lack of heart towards the sick or vulnerable or elderly. I think I am beginning to spot the ones who have been trained in this way. At a local rugby match a few years back, something interesting happened with two men I chat to (no, it wasn’t a threesome, don’t get excited !). One of them, who has broadly right of centre views felt that in some areas of the country, white people might even get overlooked for healthcare or have to wait longer than some immigrants, he used fairly strong language but it was all perfectly sensible comment. The other man, his chum, drives a van between NHS places. He is a perfectly nice man but he had apparently been on a diversity awareness training course or two. When the other man expressed his broadly right of centre views, NHS driver man takes on an offended look, his eyes almost glazing over. Almost as if the very words of his more right of centre friend had induced in him a negative reaction. It fascinated me. I have also noticed the new trend of the 30 to 40 age group shop staff who like to play Devil’s Advocate with me. This is quite subtle stuff, but we need to address it. In a shop, I like the staff to be polite and to make it a reasonably pleasant experience, I am never rude to shop staff, quite the opposite. But I have noticed in the snowflake generation a tendency to always offer an opposing view when I am engaging in a bit of light chat at the till. I actually want them to agree with me at this point. It is only ever women who do this, I have noticed. And I would imagine CP is full of women, Cressida Dick being a good example. For me, they are far more of a worry than the Freemasons. And it all ties in too with the poor treatment of the elderly in some hospitals and care homes. The Gosport War Memorial hospital scandal of 1988 -2000, in which Dr Jane Barton appears to have played God and happily drugged to death an estimated 650 patients in the arc of twelve years, using opiate drugs which they did not need, was said to have been partly covered up by two senior CP figures embedded in the hospital management. Even at the care home where I have been playing the piano, who’s to say that there aren’t a couple of CP folks in the more senior roles. The manager has a slightly frosty air to her. Call me over-sensitive, but I have highly attuned intuition and can pick up vibes instantly. Whether I go so far as to believe in the theory of Targeted Individual, as explained in alternative websites, I am not so sure. Very hard to determine fact from fiction there. Shame on the BBC for implying that the elderly are the reason the NHS is in a mess.

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        • Jagman84 says:

          That’ll be all of the money that they contributed to the pot when working and before any of the new ‘needy’ were even thought about. Pensioners that were not asked if they would like the millions of freeloaders to come and turn their nation upside-down.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Beebo,
      Having become a carer for someone with dementia I know that music can help the mind as it declines . Please keep going with the piano ;the people who matter will appreciate it .

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I agree with Feddy, PLEASE continue to play Beeby. Having worked with dementia patients, music can reawaken memories of long past. One old gentleman had no concept of reality, BUT would sit at the piano and play – it was sublime. I would suggest if the comments continue, to have a word with the Manager of the Home, I would imagine she would be happy for anything that keeps the residents entertained. In fact my old Dad used to love having entertainers come and do their bit – although he did admit to having to ‘endure’ an Elvis impersonator (he came from the age of Sinatra and Crosby) !

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        • john in cheshire says:

          My mum has dementia and I visit her several times a week. One of the things I do during every visit is start to sing songs she knows, which she then finishes as best she can. It doesn’t matter that the tune is off, or the words are wrong, I can see she is loving the experience. It’s also my check on whether she’s deteriorating.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Cared for my Mum for almost ten years. The initial stages were fine but things did go downhill as it progressed.

        I tried at the very start to get her interested in computers and going online, and there were some ‘senior’ classes around, but she flat out refused.

        Really pity. In contrast, an Aunt of similar age was an enthusiastic embracer of tech and spent hours each day discussing her passion for jazz with folk around the world. Sharp as a knife until she passed.

        Empirical observation only.

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      • Beebophobic says:

        FedUp2, Brissles,John in Cheshire, Guest Who and Fred, thanks for the kind words. Yes, music is known to help stimulate the neural pathways in the brain, as well as evoking happy memories. Several of the listeners sing along and some chat with me a little afterwards. It’s all good 1920s to mid 1960s repertoire and they love it. A shame that they have to endure Radio GooGoo when in the lounge otherwise, but they do at least have TV and internet in their rooms, although most won’t know how to use internet. Many are quite poorly. I shall keep going back, but I cannot bear it when I sense unwarranted hostility from someone. There are too many nasty people about now, who actually seek to damage those who they perceive as different from their own lowest common denominator tastes.

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    • Fred Stubber says:

      I thought the second posting was because someone had requested an encore…
      Anyway it sounds as if there’s one person with a problem, and it ain’t you. I suggest to put a stop to this. Turn round and confront.

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Frank Field … gone.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      The commie Labour party usually sing the Red Flag and Jerusalem at their collective hive gathering each year. Now they are obviously overrun by muslims, are they going to still sing Jerusalem?

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  10. AsISeeIt says:

    Fellow posters hereabouts often accuse both our national broadcaster and the wider corporate mainstream media of actively promoting miscegenation, in other words, or more specifically, an active social engineering enterprise of mixing races presumably so as to dilute and eventually eliminate the white English.

    It’s a potent concept. If there is such a policy it is a powerful tool since calling it out immediately brings a counter that one is paranoid at best and of course a racialist.

    I’m not sure our media is clever or organised enough to coordinate such a policy but there is something going on in our media.

    For instance this morning on BBC Breakfast tv our sofa duo of Steph and Naga speak with outside broadcast reporter Ricky Boleto who is covering some youth sports festival.

    Apropos of nothing in particular the young chap is questioned about his proposal to his fiancé. His marriage by the way was back in 2014 – pretty old news in other words. The subject is brought up on the flimsiest of pretexts. But this is not just casual off the cuff banter. We know the item is preplanned since we are shown on screen pictures of the happy couple.

    Since the BBC sets such store by race (with their ethnic employment quotas and targets) we too cannot be colour blind and have to now get into the game of racial categorisations.

    Our Ricky in his CBBC bio appears to be half Italian and half Greek Cypriot. His bride Leah Gooding another Beeboid “describes herself as working class and from a mixed race background”. Heavy hints such as her admiration of Sir Trevor McDonald suggest her part West Indian heritage (by the way I also admire him as a fine broadcaster although I’m as white a sheet).

    The BBC in house mag Aerial has also featured the couple. Four years ago.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/29376791

    Cute office romance remembered with fondness on a slow news day or material for promotional use in a propagandising social engineering push – you decide ?

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Every picture tells a story. The bbc know this better than anyone else…
      Their story is the multicultural melting pot, GB. A little odd, since my little town is hideously white.
      So their story is actually an agenda.
      Every picture tells of their agenda.

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    • Beebophobic says:

      For me it is all linked to the Coudenhove Kalergi plan, correct me if I have spelled that wrongly. An old idea from a strange mixed-race Austrian or German who wanted to rid Europe of white people, bring in masses of immigrants, create a slave race, and then let the elite rich get richer and richer and have an unending supply of cheap labour, children to abuse etc. Add to that United Nations Agenda 21, to reduce the world’s population by around 1 billion people, then you have a nasty two-pronged attack. As far back as the 1960s, powerful people who supported these evil ideas were planning for it: so, you would do everything to encourage homosexuality, take away tax breaks for married couples, promote gay and transgender stuff amongst schoolchildren, pump out negative educational programmes to make white people feel guilt and bad about their own history and culture. It is a form of PsyOps in my view. The way transgenderism is promoted in schools is nothing short of child abuse in my eyes and is a recipe for a damaged generation who will have massive mental health problems now and in the future. Why anyone would want to destroy western civilisation is beyond me. Where does the liberal elites self-hated come from ? George Soros is of course heavily involved with all his fuding of the terrorists also known as AntiFa. Only little rays of hope, the story I told before about the local man’s teenager, a very bright young person, they and their pals see through all the PC nonsense at school that they get from the brainwashed snowflake teachers, the kids then write or say what they know the teachers want to hear, but at home they are educating themselves online. The young person in question was learning an oriental language in their spare time. The brightest kids do see through all this nonsense but boy, will they be angry about it later, and who will that anger get taken out on. I feel sorry for the kids who are less bright and therfore unable perhaps to see how evil this social engineering is. Imagine if you had a teenager and they had been brainwashed into going in for gender-realignment therapy, all free on the NHS of course. I would want to rip the head off any teacher who had put those thoughts into a child’s head.

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  11. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Happy … Hijab makes front page …

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    • Dystopian says:

      Well it clearly wasn’t a white man otherwise the picture would have been of him!

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      • StewGreen says:

        That double hijab photo is still on the news home page
        in the advertising hotspot which is located right of centre at top of page.
        The Edinburgh Sikh temple petrol bomb arrested is still described as “a man” and no photo

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      Thank heavens the chap has been apprehended and the BBC can forget about the story. Absolutely no issues arise except perhaps police failings to respond promptly?

      Meanwhile the hue and cry still goes on for speedboat man and there are no end of campaigning news lines and all kinds of policy tweaks required to prevent a repeat of the sad watery consequencies for womankind.

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    • Guest Who says:

      That ‘Welcome to the BBC’ seems apt.

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    I didn’t listen to it today but wonder if anyone listened and what sort of treatment the Frank Field story received …

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Toady visited Chemnitz, where -they tell us – the ‘far-right’ has been naughty. Superficial, comfortable story. But Chemnitz is about something else:
      1. Knife crime: should ring a bell here in England, but apparently not for the beeb.
      2. Committed by ‘asylum seekers’ and ‘migrants’; still no bell.
      3. People due to be deported due to lengthy criminal records, not being deported, doing the killing.
      4. As a result, the locals feeling that no one cares about them, state not protecting them. (And we know Merkel couldn’t care less, nor could the PM of Saxony or the mayor of Chemnitz (both SPD).
      5. Cities and local government have been complaining that they have to pick up the tab for Berlin’s little virtue projects. Nobody hearing them.
      THIS IS WHAT CHEMNITZ IS ABOUT, NOT THE ‘FAR RIGHT’. Any bells ringing in England?
      PS Who are the ‘far-right’? I should have thought that history tells us its the antisemites. Confusing, eh? Shows how an affection for perverting political terminology to serve propaganda objectives merely muddies the waters. Is Jeremy then, ‘far-right’, assuming what people say about him is true?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, there was a bit of an explanation that resigning the Labour Whip in the House really means that you cannot remain a Party member under Labour’s rules. They were also excusing Field’s resignation on the basis of his recent Confidence Vote loss in his constituency.

      They also brought on someone who wanted rid of Field both as constituency MP and Brexiteer with a south London MP as counter-spokesman. Sorry, cannot remember names. The latter was horrified at how Frank had been treated by some in the Party and his constituency.

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    • Deborah says:

      Fedup2, I am away but turned to here to read about Frank Field. I can only presume that Today didn’t mention it or covered it so fast that there is nothing to say hear.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2, deb ,
        Thank you – I saw the shit -Owen Jones – I’m sorry there is no better description- doing a character assassination of mr field on channel 4 last night . It’s typical for the far left labour command to put this shit journo up front to do their bidding .

        I met Mr Field years back when he was looking at pension law reform – which I was studying at the time . He is a thoroughly decent Attlee style labour politician and obviously has no place in the kind of Labour Party exemplified by their Front Bench –

        Lady Nugee, the comrades , d abbot , shabi , . Other ( few ) decent labour MPs will swallow their conscience to keep their jobs and rewards .

        I always remember when megalomania set in the Blair telling frank firld to go away and ‘think the unthinkable.’ About welfare reform So he did, and got sacked for it.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          The sh..t Owen Jones is continuing his bile on Sky News – the channel who gave one of their news presenters the push when he upset Jones who then walked off the set ! No loyalty there then Sky !!

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          • Holly Selassie says:

            They`re all “bipolar” this lot.
            And not only in an Alastair Campbell kinda way.
            As we saw with the burqa stuff-they write things in 2009, and turn 180 degrees in 2018 as it suits.
            That no-one calls them out on these astonishing double takes of theirs, only shows the power and insouciance that they have.
            As no-one laughed at Khruschev, Saddam for their outrageous hairpins and U-turns within years, so we let Yasmin, Polly, Owen and Medhi write the opposite of what they used to write-as long as the New Leader is best served.
            Which is why they`re fascist puppets, why they hate original authentic types like Frank Field.
            Who reminds me of Leonard Cohen in looks-so he`s always welcome to come here for China tea and oranges.

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            • RJ says:

              “Who reminds me of Leonard Cohen in looks-so he`s always welcome to come here for China tea and oranges.”

              I think Trump is also a Cohen fan – “First we take Manhatten, then we take Berlin.”

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              • Holly Selassie says:

                Funny you should say that RJ.
                As I recall, Mr Cohen died pretty much at the same time as Trump won the election-the death was announced the weekend after the vote.
                I saw something in that, pretty sure Leonard would have enjoyed the timing…”Democracy is Coming to the USA” maybe on his lips, as he left us?
                Certainly his marvellous song “The Future” has been set back a few years, that was a shoo-in , had Hillary won.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, I have an uncomfortable feeling that I’ve told this story here before. I tend strongly towards conservatism (note the small ‘c’) although Conservatives and High Tories would consider me as wet as the window cleaner’s sponge.

          Not long after I had registered and started to join in on the BBC’s Politics (Nick R) and Economics (Steffie) Editors Blogs in 2008 or 2009, I was challenged by another poster (cannot remember who they were aligned to – think it was very strongly Labour or a Marxist) as to who my political heroes were.

          My brain immediately tried to come up with a Conservative but the only name in my head was Frank Field. Oh, and then Kate Hoey. Please note, this was long before the EU Referendum was a distant glint in ‘Dave’s’ eye.

          I have not met Field or Hoey but they are my political heroes. I have met Corbyn but that’s another story for another time. I would now add, post-Referendum, Gisela Stuart and Steve Hilton to that list with now – at last an actual Conservative MP – Jacob Rees-Mogg. I still have a bone or two to pick with that lad, however.

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  13. Kaiser says:

    wow the beeb mentions in passing the EU have decided to do something I would be happy about!

    they have decided to get rid of day light savings

    are we going to follow, and more pertinently are jimmy cranky and her band of belligerent EU loving welfare scroungers going to be happy to follow the EU

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    • JimS says:

      That is fake news.

      The EU has been consulting over proposals to change daylight saving and the consultation period ended only a week or so ago so nothing has been decided yet and even then it needs member states to agree.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Soros propaganda time – like free rail travel and other ‘sweets’ aimed at making the British brexiters weaken …

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        • Up2snuff says:

          And what the BBC don’t tell you in the article in words but it is there in an illustration is that their ‘time’ and our ‘time’ is different.

          The BBC kept news of that ‘consultation’ very quiet.

          I wonder why?

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      • Banania says:

        According to the BBC news at 5 pm today it will be a “sovereign decision” for each nation to take.

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  14. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 and only

    We have had two examples, today, why unrestricted and unrecorded immigration into any country, UK or anywhere else, is not possible. I was doing some ‘mansplaining’ a while back on economics & migration and promised further on this.

    Before you run for cover and I do the second part of my ‘mansplaining’, I am amazed that it took a University/Lancet study – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45354846 – and a study by an NGO ‘Institute’ – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45341734 – to reach these conclusions. Please pass me a PhD and a tenure as Prof., I could have told you all that without the need for your wasted ‘man-hours’.

    The eventual need for such provision must have been obvious from the moment ‘the doors were flung open’ by Blair & Co in 1997. Not obvious, apparently, to the Beeboids editing and presenting TOADY today.

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  15. Kaiser says:

    they would have to stop islamapandering first

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  16. theisland says:

    We avoid the BBC but often tune in to ‘Marty in the Morning’ on RTE Lyric fm. After hearing about a drugs bust off the Cornish coast I ventured onto the Beeb webshite.

    Cocaine yacht intercepted by Border Force off Cornish coast
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-45355016

    I note the BBC fail to mention (in this clip at least) that this was a joint tracking operation, albeit led by the NCA, with the Irish Navy and Irish Air Corps Maritime Patrol.

    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/irish-navy-yacht-cocaine-seizure-13168383

    Why?
    It is as if they don’t want to highlight normal co-operation between normal, like-minded neighbours.

    The ‘British Isles’ still matter.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    The BBC seemed to like a Wrong UN fly by snark suggesting human rights are well served by sticking Aung Sung Su Ki back in chokey.

    Now there’s this:

    BBC News

    Burst dam floods 85 villages in central Myanmar.
    https://bbc.in/2C1i2y3

    No FB link, but I will still say #CCBGB as they are pretty vile, and represent an interesting insight into the BBC’s AOFs (audience of faith) out and about, almost all cheering on Allah’s apparent vengeance.

    No obvious Flokker posts damning the BBC by association or others for ‘liking’ these nut jobs’ posts.

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  18. MarkyMark says:

    Compare the founder of your religion …

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle. One thing that helps toward it is to keep a diary, or, at any rate, to keep some kind of record of one’s opinions about important events. Otherwise, when some particularly absurd belief is exploded by events, one may simply forget that one ever held it. Political predictions are usually wrong. But even when one makes a correct one, to discover why one was right can be very illuminating. In general, one is only right when either wish or fear coincides with reality. If one recognizes this, one cannot, of course, get rid of one’s subjective feelings, but one can to some extent insulate them from one’s thinking and make predictions cold-bloodedly, by the book of arithmetic. In private life most people are fairly realistic. When one is making out one’s weekly budget, two and two invariably make four. Politics, on the other hand, is a sort of sub-atomic or non-Euclidean word where it is quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two objects to be in the same place simultaneously. Hence the contradictions and absurdities I have chronicled above, all finally traceable to a secret belief that one’s political opinions, unlike the weekly budget, will not have to be tested against solid reality.

    http://orwell.ru/library/articles/nose/english/e_nose

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  20. scribblingscribe says:

    YouGov says … (thank you Guido)

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    • Right Angle says:

      Thanks, my very harmless comment there never saw the light of day, so I’ll post it here:

      Only 46% approval rating for The Donald? Fake news! It is actually 52%, according to #YourFavoritePresident:

      I wonder if he has statistics for how many millions of liberals he triggers daily …

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      • MartinW says:

        For myself, watching President Trumps’s Press Conferences in the Oval Office and elsewhere, I cannot but be impressed by his concern for the well-being of the American people (especially the middle and working class who were so neglected by previous administrations of both colours), and by the sheer command of his brief. Once one has accepted his somewhat limited range of adjectives and the occasional boastfulness (hardly surprising since so much of the press is against him, and someone has to publicise his achievements), Trump seems to me to be both competent and effective. Watching, for example, (on You Tube) his meeting with African-American Pastors, with Forces Veterans, on the war against Drugs, the new US-Mexico trade agreement, I see a good President. Of course, he is not without his flaws (who isn’t?), but it seems the majority US voters don’t regard them as important. I’d better stop, for fear of being thought too sycophantic!

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Who would have thought the Guardian would find a different poll to run with? Donald Trump has slumped to the lowest approval rating of his presidency, with 60% disapproving of his performance as the US president, according to a new national survey.

      The WaPo/ABC poll is a bit of an eye-opener, containing such neutral, non-leading questions as:

      “Based on what you know, do you think Congress should or should not begin impeachment proceedings that could lead to Trump being removed from office? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?”

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    • Holly Selassie says:

      Four dickheads-and one American Rushmore great.
      Surely these should be drawn with the traditional balls and stream emanating.
      They need Trudeau, Veradke and all those EU weiners on there too, with blue veins added.
      My kids will do me some next week if I ask nicely.
      But see -“women CAN be penises”-as the trannies tell us.

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  21. Doobster78 says:

    BBC race card played again …. yawn

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    • StewGreen says:

      Commenters point out that rugby union, sis a public school thing
      ..hence lack of black/white working class

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  22. Dave666 says:

    BBc 13:00 news and they are running several stories already run several times that I couldn’t care less about. First Aretha Franklin blah blah blah. Shame they can’t manage such lavish coverage when one of the British greats passes away. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42650076 I think that’s about all the covered on one of my personal “heroes”. Then yet again the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah . This follows on after seeing way out in the diverse countryside or what ever it’s called this morning. Normally I wouldn’t have watched but I was complaining to the council about how I’m down as “British” on the electoral role but there is no “English” option to change it to, anyway I digress. This covered air pollution in the countryside complete with the almost obligatory video of car exhaust so yes even out in the countryside there is air pollution apparently. I wonder how I survived breathing in the fumes of leaded petrol in my childhood. Shame the BBc don’t report the men of Asian origin rape gangs as comprehensively.

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    • Holly Selassie says:

      The Daily Mail were kind enough to tell me that Aretha has now had her THIRD change of outfit, as she lies in state in Detroit.
      And nobody is laughing at how grotesque all of this is.
      Death is not the end then, what a showstopping gold lame dress my dears.
      They`ve gone nuts haven`t they?

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    Follow on from David Vance’s tweet …

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  24. Holly Selassie says:

    Don`t know who that black mini Curry was on Thought For The Day this morning?
    But he sums up all that`s wrong in his church-which, I`m guessing was “christian”-had Jesus dropped the chisel and gone into social work.
    He equates anti-Semitism as being no different from an imagined “islamophobia”-and wants us all to march once more under the Style Councils rainbow flag with Jerry Dammers as our mums did in the late 70s.
    Joe Strummer was SO working clarss, pip pip.
    Do these prunes know any history-or do they just watch BBC reruns and think Siouxsie and the Banshees were only the group that the Damned could have been?
    Rock Against Racism began the rot-we now have Lords Geldof, Brand and Jagger as the fruits.
    No wonder the church loves it, loads of teenage lads in backpacks walking in front of you.
    The bloke COULD have said something about Jesus-but hardly Jerry Dammers is He?

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    The traditional post Friday prayers lone wolf hobby – pop down the local Dutch railway station, stab a couple of strangers shouting “Alan’s snacks bar” . No name or description on the far left BBC website we can conclude just another Islamic terrorist

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  26. Ed Hitter says:

    The BBC home page headline states “Man jailed for plot to kill Theresa May.”.
    The copy tells us that he is 21 and from North London. It takes ten paragraphs before there is any reference to Mr Rahman’s ISIS links.
    Why do we have to put up with this blatant downplaying of these warmongers and murderers? They really think we are stupid.
    Meanwhile, the Sky website also headlines him as a “man” but at least Sky’s intro calls him an “Islamic State terrorist”.
    Mail Online gets straight to the point with its header “Isis terrorist, 21, ….etc”

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    2015 .. scared of drawing cartoons.
    When that racket starts, no cartoonist or publisher or editor should have to stand alone. The minute there were multimillion-dollar bounties on those cartoonists’ heads, The Times of London and Le Monde and The Washington Post and all the rest should have said, “This Thursday we’re all publishing the cartoons. If you want to put bounties on all our heads, you’d better have a great credit line at the Bank of Jihad. If you want to kill us, you’ll have to kill us all…”

    But it didn’t happen.

    “Stay Quiet and You’ll Be Okay” {steynonline.com 09may2015}

    https://www.steynonline.com/6943/stay-quiet-and-youll-be-okay

    2018 .. scared of drawing cartoons.

    “Cancellation of blasphemous contest is a great moral victory of Muslim Ummah: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi”

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  28. Donbob says:

    I generally listen to Radio 3 whilst doing my morning ablutions, and this week’s guest has been a writer called Patrick Gale (no, neither have I) who embodies everything that channel holds dear. Lives in an artistic community ( sculptors, painters, writers .. that sort of rubbish) loves operah and spends more money than he can afford going to Covent Garden with his husband. The last piece of carefully curated old tosh this week was a gay declaration of love backed by a musical dirge – toe curling. If you can listen to it on catch up you won’t know whether to laugh of grab the sick bucket.

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    • Excartographer says:

      I tend towards R2, their current preferred presenter is the relatively new traffic reporter. He regularly manages to shoehorn in a reference to his male partner, no skin off my nose, I really couldn’t give a monkeys but it does seem a little contrived – previous regular traffic presenters didn’t think it necessary or relevant to talk about their home life.

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      • Holly Selassie says:

        But all these gay blokes and their husbands won`t be forcing Strictly to include them will they?
        Too many torn frocks, taffeta and sequins all over the floor if they did.
        But not really-even the BBC know that no-one would watch without a sick bucket if they did that.
        The gays not so brave now are they?…where`s Tatchell now?

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      • RobRoy says:

        What annoys me about traffic reporters (regardless of sexuality as I don’t give a monkeys either) is when they go over the top with the banter and take ages to tell me what they’re supposed to and fast. When you’re driving the motorways I don’t want to hear what they had for dinner last night and who with etc, I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE TRAFFIC NEWS! Then I can make a decision about my route.

        And talking of the new R2 traffic guy – I get the impression he doesn’t give a monkeys for the traffic as it’s obviously just a vehicle (excuse the pun) for greater things at the BBC.

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    Wow – al beeb going full on Grenfell with the funeral of the American screechy singer . Did they really put three different sets of clothing on the body ?

    I suppose they’ll link that to the McCain Funeralfest during the weekend . I just hope Sarah Shucks Palin makes a speech – I guess the MSM expects everyone to forget mccane chose her as his running mate … pop corn time some say.

    Personally I really hope President Trump goes to some Veterans clinic or similar instead of spending time with the swamp dwellers . Never a shortage of politicians with their hand in your pocket.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Swedish election narrative
    \\ Swedish study finds a surge in automated Twitter accounts – bots – associated with anti-immigrant party ahead of elections next month – AP //
    Em the sample seems to show that individually bots supported the anti immigrant party 47% of the time, but start to add up times they support the other parties and it comes to about the same.

    https://www.breitbart.com/news/swedish-study-notes-surge-in-automated-twitter-accounts/

    I looked to see if there is anything on the non-lefty techblog http://www.theregister.co.uk but nothing yet

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  31. Roland Deschain says:

    I have absolutely no idea what this is about. But does Katty really think Trump has no experience in negotiations?

    Oh, and here’s one of her retweets.

    Does the phrase “flogging a dead horse” mean nothing to them?

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    • Holly Selassie says:

      Isn`t that phrase one they should be banning?
      Mr Parr-the human octopus at Butlins, early 80s-that was what HE used to say, and attempt on us.
      In fact, I`m reminded of this, and am sad-can I sue them?
      I`m a barrel survivor-only had to not go downstairs when he was on shift. But could make a film about it and shout outside Mineheads Pleasuredome, if anybody wants to get a cut of the compo.

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  32. Sluff says:

    Meanwhile, how are things at that envy of the world, the greatest healthcare system ever, the NHS? I mean, such a socialist institution must surely be giving great service to the proletariat, right? Oops.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/31/scandal-hit-nhs-trust-faces-calls-wider-investigation-deaths/

    It’s those untrustworthy parents in Shrewsbury. Again. No doubt Jezza’s politburo will be round to sort them out. Personally I put it down to Trump and the Tory austerity programme but I do know of a few who think it is down to a producer-led entitled statist class whose primary role is protecting its own.

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  33. StewGreen says:

    Times : ‘Pogrom mood’ sweeps Germany over migrants
    FFS another bit the Times written in Brendan Cox’s Hatey No Hoper handwriting
    You can’t use hyperbolic language like that, you just shouldn’t throw powerful words like “pogrom, holocaust, Nazis, fascism” around like that , as it is insulting to the victims of real pogroms and real holocaust.

    Ah a helpful commenter Tom Beck writes

    This is a quite appalling article, setting out to create mischief. It is based on a mistranslation of the words of the SPD mayor of a small E. German town, Wismar, population around 43,000. The word translated as ‘arsonists’ is ‘Brandstifter’ and in this context is means simply ‘troublemakers’. The term ‘pogrom sentiment’ is ‘Pogrom-Stimmung’ which is often used to describe any kind of troublemaking. It has absolutely nothing to do with the classical pogroms of the Russians and other E. Europeans, or the Nazis.
    .
    Nor is it true that ‘immigrants were chased through the streets and beaten’, neither in Wismar nor Chemnitz. Apart from the one shocking beating in Wismar, nothing else happened and in Chemnitz there were unpleasant scenes, but most certainly nothing that could even remotely be described as a pogrom. This is ignorant reporting of the worst sort, slipshod and designed to cause trouble.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pogrom-mood-sweeps-germany-over-migrants-chemnitz-wismar-nazi-daniel-hillig-0xdlkqxqk

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  34. Holly Selassie says:

    INSET meant that I had nothing to read but The “i” newsheet today.
    But did see Mark Steels unfunny column.
    For anyone who didn`t read it, well-he read it all out by way of a joke on “The News Quiz” earlier-helpfully set up for this too.
    Talk about lazy-two salaries for one unfunny rant.
    True socialism. Or maybe Green recycling of “jokes”. How commendable and efficient, none of that having to make up new jokes stuff here eh?
    And even as he read it, it was dying on his lips like Midge Ures moustache.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Wow credit to BBC they failed to enforce the rule that Global Warming must be shoehorned into every sad nature report.
    but The Scotsman did
    the stuffed climate change as the cause of Arctic Skua even though the report in the Skua’s dramatic decline cited another reason
    http://www.thegwpf.com/scotsmans-skua-scare-skewered/

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45332762

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  36. G.W.F. says:

    Will somebody put this woman in a strait jacket. The Africans are embarassed

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    • Beltane says:

      Not embarrassed GWF, simply pleased to see the silly woman look even sillier. She’s a gawky idiot making a fool of herself and there’s nothing our erstwhile colonists like more.
      Someone should remind her that she is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a fact she seems to have overlooked in all the jive.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Perhaps she’s been taking lessons from that Canadian fool, Trudeau. Had she forgotten to put on some African costume, because that’s what he’d have done.

      I hope to goodness someone in the Conservative party is normal enough to get rid of her.

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  37. Dover Sentry says:

    Would we have seen Chuchill, Thatcher or Trump dancing like that?

    She’s lost the plot in the hunt for votes.

    Good bye!

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  38. pugnazious says:

    Listening to the all new sober Chiles and almost sh*t myself with laughter as he sang the praises of the newly sainted John McCain, purely of course on the basis that he hated Trump. It all came to a shuddering halt when he asked comedian Dominic Frisby who would he prefer to be President, McCain or Trump? Frisby declared for Trump and a stunned silence was the response before Chiles moved rapidly on to another subject. Didn’t expect that did he?

    What’s amusing is that the BBC would never have supported McCain, certainly not when running against the Black Messiah, but in the post-truth era and in the BBC’s own little rabidly anti-Brexit bubble anything is possible and supporting the war mongering neo-con McCain is now all the rage….he’s not Trump so how bad could he be? And now he’s dead they will never have to back up that new found fervour for him with real backing in the real world.

    Chiles was also shocked, well ‘chilled’ to the bone, when he heard what an AFD spokesperson said…. that support for the anti- immigrant parties by ordinary folk [all nazis according to Chiles in a broad sweeping demonisation] was due to the liberal’s own extremism and anti-democratic imposition of mass immigration of people who will never integrate and are all too often completely opposed to the culture and values of the German people.

    Apparently, according to the Guardian and BBC, these are all nasty Nazis rioting and hunting down immigrants in wolf-packs….

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    Apparently this is a very scary idea and a narrative of the Far-Right rather than a rational and obvious consequence of having an ‘elite’ dictate how the country is run…to suit themselves of course….the undemocratic imposition of mass immigration and the loss of control over your own country drove Brexit…but you’d never know that from the BBC’s preferred narrative of stupid, ignorant racists.

    The BBC/Remain narrative is completely false and deliberately sets out to demonise Leave voters in order to delegitimise the referendum and make the case for another vote or the abandonment of Brexit altogether……as Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics at the University of Kent, points out at length as he explains the real motivations for voting Leave…..

    Far from staging an irrational outburst, most Leavers shared a clear and coherent outlook and had formed their views long before the campaign even began.

    What seems remarkable to me is the sheer amount of energy that has been devoted to undermining or overturning the result versus that which has been devoted to exploring what led to this moment in the first place.
    Today, looking back, I see that most people never really had an interest in exploring what underpinned Brexit. To many on the liberal Left, Brexit is to be opposed, not understood.
    Instead, they have sought to overturn it, force a re-run of the vote or water down Brexit to such an extent that it is basically the status quo. Few have seriously considered what the political effects of these outcomes would be.
    You don’t have to spend too long on the Westminster circuit or scanning prominent Twitter accounts to come across one of several lazy narratives: voters were too stupid to know what they were voting for; Brexit was an irrational backlash; it was a protest rather than an instrumental act; a by-product of fake news and misinformation rather than a conscious repudiation of the status quo.
    [Did] these voters suddenly convert to Brexit during the campaign?, which is another common misconception. One point that is routinely ignored is that British support for radically reforming or exiting the EU was widespread long before the referendum even began. Britain’s National Centre for Social Research recently pointed out that levels of British support for leaving the EU or radically reducing the EU’s power “have been consistently above 50 percent for a little over 20 years.”
    Dreams of a pan-European ‘demos’ had only ever appealed to a small number of cosmopolitan liberals. “We are one people in Europe,” proclaimed Natalie Nougayrède in the left-wing Guardian newspaper during the 2016 referendum.
    When asked how they thought of their identity, between 1992 and 2016 an average of 62 percent of Brits said they were ‘British only.’ Only 6 percent prioritized a ‘European’ identity.
    In the 1990s, debates about the EU had focused on law and sovereignty, issues that were of particular concern to middle-class Conservatives. But by the 2000s, the audience for anti-EU campaigns expanded massively. At the heart of this was immigration.
    Even before senior Leave campaigners started to target immigration, nearly half of the population had concluded that being in the EU was ‘undermining Britain’s distinctive identity.’ Only 31 percent disagreed. Many now looked at the EU as an engine of ever-accelerating demographic and cultural change and with no apparent end in sight.
    contrary to the claim that Leavers did not know what they were voting for, were misled, or engaged in an irrational backlash, an array of work has now shown how they shared clear and coherent preferences. Foremost, they wanted their nation state to have greater control over the laws that affect their daily lives and immigration to be reduced, which they felt could simply not happen so long as Britain remained in the EU.

    Here are just a few findings from a literature that tells a remarkably consistent story: people who felt unhappy with how democracy works in the EU and who felt that immigration was having negative effects on Britain’s economy, culture, and welfare state were significantly more likely to back Brexit; people who felt that being in the EU had undermined national independence and identity and who felt that on balance immigration had been bad for Britain were more likely to back Leave; when Leavers were asked to describe their concerns in their own words the two most popular were “sovereignty” and “immigration”; when another large-survey asked Leavers to identify their reasons for wanting out of the EU, the most popular by far were “the principle that decisions about the UK should be taken in the UK,” and leaving “offered the best chance to regain control over immigration and borders.”

    The rationale, therefore, was completely clear and coherent; to have more influence over the decisions that affect daily life and to lower, or at least have more control, over the levels of immigration into Britain.’

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      What it doesn’t say is that the referendum was the first opportunity in decades which did not have strict party affiliation and thus people could say what they feel without letting down their left/right political belief – I’ll weaken my own argument by saying that I believe the end target of the ReichEU project is to form a socialist United States of Europe run by the francoKrauts.

      Having just finished Beevors’ account of Arnhem it was a reminder of what the British , Americans, Canadians, poles and others had to sacrifice in lives to free European countries from the Reich and the way that , within the lifetimes of those involved , is being consigned to ‘just forget it and move on’ Albion .

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      • Banania says:

        The fact that we got the result we did despite unrelenting pressure from the establishment, from the government downwards, speaks volumes. Just think how much bigger a majority we might have got if we had started fair!

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  39. Dover Sentry says:

    Good post. Thanks.

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  40. Fedup2 says:

    I’ve been pondering on the fixation there seems to be with foreign states influencing elections . Every election campaign is a battle for influence – msm does it by magnifying even the smallest mistake – eg Gordon Brown on the ‘bigot’ comment .

    These sources are accused of lying – but that is the politicians job – never tell the whole truth, never admit a mistake .

    It makes the assumption that people are too stupid to come to a decision – and let’s face it – people tend to vote for their own interests .

    There is also an assumption that voters are rational – but many will vote purely because of habit such as ‘I’m labour through and through ‘ without looking at the person they are sending into Parliament .

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  41. StewGreen says:

    What do you think of the once proud R4 More Or Less ?
    They brought a very Democrat sounding expert to explain Trump’s poll tweet ah it was their own Anthony Zurcher

    President Trump tweeted this eye-catching claim recently: “Over 90% approval rating for your all-time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52% overall.” That does sound impressively high. Tim Harford asks the BBC’s senior North America reporter, Anthony Zurcher whether the figures are true.

    “I just don’t understand where he gets his numbers from”
    … Well a quick Google brings me the WSJ/NBC poll featured in a TV prog
    https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-august-26-2018-n903971
    “the President’s job approval rating hit an all-time high in our poll, 46%”
    “over 90% approval from Republicans”
    “second poll 52% disapprove”
    So DT right on 90%
    … mis-stated 52%, but still correct 46% is “an all-time high”
    (We know DT often uses a deliberate overstatement trick, whereby he gets the media to speak some stat they previously didn’t want to talk about)
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    Is DT right about “Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and evil as possible” ?
    Yes IMHO cos all info should be reported with relative CONTEXT
    Missing context here is that western leaders have LOWER approval ratings than Trump

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew
      Gave up on it when it got infected with the same virus the rest of the Far Left bbc carries .

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  42. Roland Deschain says:

    Bloody hell, how long is the News at Ten going to go on about Aretha?

       7 likes

    • davylars says:

      Nauseating, and of course, managed to do a bit of Trump bashing as well..

         5 likes

    • Sir_Arthur_Strebe-Grebling says:

      Another reason not to pay my colour TV licence: the bBBC news was all in black.

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  43. StewGreen says:

    Telegraph : From Twitter mobs to the moral police, the decline of free speech is society’s gravest threat
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/30/twitter-mobs-moral-police-decline-free-speech-societys-gravest

    Top comment
    \\ Its horrifying to see the complacency in Britain today. Our institutions (primarily Universities and primary media, the BBC), have already been turned.
    We must push back against quotas (unequal treatment of people) and political correctness (party line speech control). //

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  44. StewGreen says:

    A Beeboid journo got £20K to set up Just Farmers “project to tackle urban bias in the media”
    but I see her last output was almost 2 months ago
    https://jonesthejourno.com/2018/07/13/just-farmers-is-go

    I guess that’s where they source anti-Brexit farm stories from
    Aug 7 she tweeted “UK would run out of food a year from now with no-deal Brexit, NFU warns”

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Speaking of Farm/Countryside
    Countryside Alliance outlines plan to correct BBC bias on rural matters
    \\ The Alliance has made several official complaints about the BBC in recent years, most notably over Autumwatch presenter Chris Packham’s on-air comments about glyphosate, which were not countered.
    Mr Packham had previously used his sizeable social media platform to call for a ban on the chemical.//
    https://www.fginsight.com/news/top-stories/countryside-alliance-outlines-plan-to-correct-bbc-bias-on-rural-matters–68259

    Interesting Ofcom has decided it’s OK to break Editorial Guidelines “decisions are made on the basis of the Broadcasting Code, which the Alliance has described as ‘far more lenient’

    Last post of thread again goes to me ..ya boo sucks

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