Weekend Open Thread 27 October 2018

I might be a bit premature here but we must steel ourselves for some virtue signaling from the hated far left BBC in the run up to the Armistice Centenary .

I predict insults to servicemen , insults to the poppy and a desperate attempt to link the coming brexit to The Great War .

I will be so pleased if I am wrong .

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377 Responses to Weekend Open Thread 27 October 2018

  1. Foscari says:

    Do you remember the satirical ” Not the Nine 0″ Clock News” on
    the BBC ? There was a very funny sketch with a hospitol bed
    going spare. And the bidding for the bed started with a
    patient with pneumonia. The bidding started to rise. It looked
    like the bid of double pneumonia was going to win. The auctioneer,was it Rowan Atkinson ? ” Going going . GONE to the
    gentleman with deep depression . Wait, he has just jumped out of the window, so we will start again.”
    Put the clock forward 25 years . Can you imagine Big Brother from
    the Diversity and Positive Discrimination Dept at the BBC running
    a job interview for a news reader for the Nine O’Clock News or
    any time you like?
    Perhaps if you have watched the latest Dr Who the biggest load
    of diverse, positive discrimiation , political correctness bollocks
    ever to grace our TV screens . You could imagine BIG BROTHERS
    instructions for the job going something like this.
    ” The extreme right wing male chauvinist pigs say that nearly 80%
    of our news readers and reporters are now women. That’s a lie.
    It’s not more than 75%. To prove them wrong I want the
    job advertised just for a man. However these must be the
    qualifications. He has to have any accent other than an Oxbridge
    one.Test the applicants out with who can best say Ras pussy blad
    clad. Also I would like them to have at least one limb missing and
    have a pronounced stammer.”
    Perhaps then we would have another NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS. Should be fun!

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  2. Lucy Pevensey says:

    I so want to see this man elected for a second term.

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  3. Annunaki says:

    Should be Mayor of London maybe will deal with knife crime and say it like it is : black knives matter

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Just more repeats.

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    • Doobster78 says:

      Just read all the liberals tweets who reply to this. They are the ones so full of hatred and bitterness. Funny to see all the FPBE or whatever it is they add on to their name. Click on the profile as it is always teachers, social workers and London based liberals who comment who preach peace and tolerance but who are so full of nastiness

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  5. Guest Who says:

    About the bbc:

    About the EU:

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  6. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio Leeds news headlines gives us ‘The Chancellor has made an announcement about the budget’ , they then played 1 minute of Naz Shah opining saying “Austerity must end”
    In countries where there is a dictator, when there is UK news to report, they air only their own dictator.
    I guess the BBC apply this to the Islamic Republic of West Yorkshire.

    I see Naz is coming up on BBC1 Yorkshire Politics, so her voice is only one they have close to hand.

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    • pugnazious says:

      Is it true that Nazi Shah, who once said Jews shoud be shipped off to their own little camp in the middle of America, is thinking of emigrating? Maybe she will if she’s been listening to the BBC a lot and comes to the conclusion Trumpland may be a place where she can feel at home….perhaps she can find a bit of ‘Native American’ DNA in her heritage to help with the greencard.

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      • Banania says:

        Naz Shah must be one of the most loathsome even among MPs. She said the raped girls should keep their mouths shut for the sake of diversity.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    BBC doctoring your world view
    Fans’ backlash over Doctor Who’s latest transformation- into TV’s most PC show

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    • pugnazious says:

      Dr Who as was is no longer viable…older, white male battling alien invaders….he’d be called a far-right racist now….or Trump for short in BBCSpeak.

      Astounding that the BBC tries to hijack US Black history and rewrite it for its own purposes…sure Rosa Parks managed quite well without the BBC’s help…the BBC that blocked Churchill from the airwaves because he was criticising Hitler and warning of the danger of his regime.

      And so to come….’Demons Of The Punjab, set during the Partition of India in 1947.’

      Maybe it will show the dangers of Muslim separatism and supremacy as India is torn apart by it and a million people die as a consequence and many millions of Sikhs and Hindus are driven from their homes to make a new land for Muslims. Difference between Israel and Pakistan? There was no country that was safe for Jews, no Jewish State…but there were plenty of Muslim countries that Indian Muslims could go to to practise their religion in total freedom should they have wished to.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Girl, 15, who was held as a sex slave by an Asian grooming gang tells how social services took her child

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    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      I had a difficult time reading through that DM article Stew. Sickening isn’t it? What a stain there is on this nation. We need some drastic change. This kind of racket shouldn’t be possible here.
      This girl was allegedly snatched from a Tesco’s car park at the age of 15. Before it went any further why was she not reported missing? The mother is described as a “housewife”. Did she not have time on her hands to pester the police to find her missing girl?
      Perhaps it was a Muslim area and the parents were afraid? Nothing is said about this but that she saw her mother in a shop once and began to talk to her but was dragged away by the gang.

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  9. pugnazious says:

    Funny how anti-Semitism doesn’t really exist in Europe and if there is any we certainly don’t want to investigate the causes…and if Jews do get killed by ‘Resistors’ that is because they represent the war criminal state that is Israel and really deserve to die….which is what one BBC reporter basically told a Jewish women in the aftermath of an attack on Jews in France. American anti-Semitism? Well, that’s another matter….we must really dig down and get to the cause of that…or if not we can just make one up.

    The BBC’s ‘Sunday’ programme is as reliably bad as ever topped and tailed as it was with Trump being declared anti-Semitic and the Islamist [and ironically anti-Semitic] extremist group MEND having their message promoted and cheered on by the BBC.

    The BBC rails against Tommy Robinson, anti-Islamist extremism campaigner, and attacks Gerard Batten for wanting him in UKIP….but MEND, an Islamist extremist group, working bizarrely as an anti-extremism/radicalisation adviser alongside police forces, local authorities and in government programmes? That’s just fine.

    Trump strongly supports Israel, his son-in-law and daughter are Jewish but Trump, you know, hates Jews. Apparently attacking and criticising the global elite, globalisation and ‘global special interests’ is code for anti-Semitism….if that’s the case the BBC must be anti-Semitic [oh..hang on not a good example #Israel], at least pre-Brexit after which they suddenly loved Big Business, bankers and child-choking, environment killing lorries [as long as they’re importing goodies from the EU].

    Here’s a classic example of extreme cherrypicking as a Trump campaign video attacking the ‘Swamp’ is criticised as anti-Semitic because it had three Jewish people in it….one being Soros, another the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Since when have they been immune from criticism? Is this a new thing now…if you’re Jewish you get a free pass at least in the BBC’s et al’s eyes? Thought that was just for Islamists. Soros is a multi-billionaire who uses his wealth to manipulate democracies and to undermine nation states…criticism of him has nothing to do with his Jewishness more to do with his corrupt use of power, money and influence.

    Here’s the anti-Trump narrative about the video….

    ‘The video, billed as “Donald Trump’s Argument for America,” assails what the presidential candidate calls the Washington establishment’s ties with “global special interests,” so-called people “that don’t have your good in mind.”

    The only problem: the figures Trump’s campaign chose to illustrate both are exclusively Jewish and from the financial world.

    Exclusively Jewish figures?

    Here’s the video…as you can see it has an endless cast from The Swamp, the vast, vast majority not Jewish…

    Curiously from the BBC no mention of the massive rise in anti-Semitism since Corbyn was made leader of the Labour Party…which brings us onto the next subject…Corbyn supporting Islamist group MEND.

    Just why does the BBC give this group a platform to peddle its views? This isn’t an interview in which the BBC can claim it was challenging the views of MEND, this was an interview meant to give them a platform to promote those views. What were the views? There is a massive amount of Islamophobia in Britain due to the Media’s sensationalising and misrepresenting Muslim issues…..and the Media needs more regulation to stop criticism of Islam.

    It was of course all nonsense. Here’s the narrative pressed by them and supported by the BBC presenter…..it’s not that ‘people’ are islamophobic, they actually like Islam and Muslims, the problem is the Media’s narrative that makes people Islamophobic. Bit of a paradox there…people aren’t Islamophobic….and yet they are…but it’s the Media’s fault. This is the BBC trying to donwnplay and dismiss people having genuine concerns about Islam in Britain and to promote a false message that Islam is actually welcomed by most people.

    But back to MEND..why has the BBC given them a platform to promote their propaganda unchallenged?

    MEND is well known as an Islamist group, one of those groups that promote the Islamist, and thus terrorist, view of the world.

    This is Blair just last month…

    ‘Tony Blair has accused pressure groups such as Cage and Mend of trying to drive a wedge between Muslim communities and the government by portraying the British state as a “hostile” force. The former prime minister said that Britain needed to engage in a “battle of ideas” against groups that he claimed were intent on undermining Prevent, the government’s anti-extremism strategy, and which had campaigned against the appointment of the anti-extremism commissioner, Sara Khan.

    Mr Blair said that it was important to combat groups that promoted extremist ideas, even though they were not promoting violence.

    Don’t like Blair? There are plenty of others who can reveal the truth about MEND.

    The JC….

    ‘Mend is a cause for alarm — here’s why….The group which promotes itself as a force against anti-Muslim hatred has been described as harbouring “Islamists masquerading as civil libertarians” ‘

    Andrew Gilligan…

    ‘Mend and YouElect are clever fronts to win political access and influence for Islamists holding extreme and anti-democratic views.

    When not giving reassuring interviews, Mr Rashid is a director of the London-based Muslim Research and Development Foundation, the think tank of one of Britain’s most notorious hate preachers, Haitham al-Haddad, an extremist cleric and Sharia judge from east London.

    Haddad describes democracy as “filthy”, regards music as a “prohibited and fake message of love and peace”, states that Jews and Christians are the “enemies of Allah” who will “all go to hellfire” and advises Muslims not to “integrate … as simple as that”.

    On March 6, Mr Rashid spoke at a rally organised by Cage, the pro-terrorist lobby group which had the week before provoked outrage by describing Mohammed Emwazi, “Jihadi John”, as a “kind and gentle” man who had been “radicalised by MI5”. He described Cage as “the leaders in our community – we are all Cage, and we stand with them in all their endeavours”. Then there is Mend. It, too, has defended Cage, accusing the media of trying to discredit the group after the “Jihadi John” episode. It, too, has links to Haddad, who, despite his views on democracy, has appeared in a Mend video urging Muslims to vote. He has said in the past that voting may be permissible to return a Muslim majority government in “50 years, something like this” as a prelude to “Islam spreading all over the world”.’

    The Henry Jackson Society…

    ‘[MEND] A Muslim lobby group, which regularly works with police, MPs, and local government, promotes “extremism”, harbours anti-Semites, and gives a platform to Muslim grievance narratives and Islamist views, a report has found.’

    The Sunday Times….

    ‘Extremist leads Muslim lobby group…An Islamic extremist who supported the killing of British soldiers has been made a director of a Muslim pressure group with influence over parliament and the police.

    Azad Ali has publicly denied that Khalid Masood’s attack on Westminster last month, in which the Muslim convert murdered a policeman and four pedestrians, was terrorism. He described it as a lone-wolf act.

    He previously lost a libel battle with newspapers that said he was “a hardline Islamic extremist who supports the killing of British and American in Iraq by fellow Muslims as justified.’

    Then there’s John Ware…

    ‘More puzzling still is Warsi’s relationship to an organisation she admits has accommodated views that “although not illegal, are clearly illiberal.”

    That organisation is Mend, Muslim Engagement and Development, the fastest growing and most active Muslim advocacy group in Britain today.

    The Home Office is wary of “engaging” with Mend and a web trawl shows why: multiple examples from its supporters of rampant antisemitism including nasty and idiotic conspiracy theories about Jews; vicious sectarianism against fellow Muslims like Khan who dare to challenge Mend’s opposition to the government’s anti-radicalisation programme Prevent, and partnerships with clerics and organisations who have expressed views that are antisemitic, homophobic, anti-western, sectarian and occasionally in support of terrorism.’

    John Ware again reporting MEND’s anti-Semiism and support for Corbyn…

    ‘In the first of a two part investigation into Islamist group Mend, John Ware revisits how a Jewish MP was subjected to an antisemitic campaign aimed at ousting him from Parliament’

    MEND is an Islamist front group promoting Islamic supremacism…why is the BBC giving them so much credbility and status by promoting their views as respectable, authoritative and representative?

    And just for interest here’s a Jew’s view, expressed in the Washington Post, on the real cause of anti-Semitism…Christianity, the New Testament….isn’t that just a little bit ‘phobic’?

    ‘The reality is that Jews are a small minority in America and an even smaller one worldwide. And though we in the United States are mostly white, most of us also know that in this overwhelmingly Christian country, we are still an enduring “other.” We know that however sophisticated and tolerant our Christian friends are — and we cherish our friendships and bonds with them — that as long as Christians read the New Testament, there will always be some — however few in number — who take its words literally and will look upon Judaism and Jews with a mixture of disdain, hatred and fear.

    It is time for us all, including our political leaders, to spend some time studying where hatred for Jews comes from and how it can and must be defeated — yet again. The time is long past to end American cluelessness about the history, nature and contemporary danger of anti-Semitism.’

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  10. StewGreen says:

    So David Vance what do reckon to Afua Hirsch’s new LBC show ?

    [email protected]’s Jewish grandfather was saved by Churchill, she calls Churchill racist.
    Her mother is from Ghana. The Ashanti were major slave traders,
    she calls England racist.
    The Royal Navy forcibly halted global slave traffic, she wants Nelson’s statue removed!

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    • pugnazious says:

      Afua Hirsch…black supremacist…my favourite line is that it is no coincidence she has the same initials as Adolf Hitler. Black pride, racial purity and cultural purity…separation of the races. Ring a bell? Hitler and his stormtroopers burnt books…Hirsch and her ilk do the same thing ‘burning’ cultural, political, and social icons that offend their world view.

      If she wan’t black the BBC would be calling her a Fascist.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        LBC ? isn’t that the same radio station that Nick Ferrari operates from ? Huh ! no doubt the pair of them will be plotting their faux banter/heated debate on their next appearances on the Pledge !

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        • ID says:

          Brissles
          Yes, Madgit Nawaz also seems part of the LBC/Pledge nexus.
          Really enjoyed listening to LBC last night. Some LBC Nonentity was trying to get listerners to call in and bad-mouth the extra-ultra-extreme, megarightwing Tommy Robinson. Nonentity began to get a bit desparate when caller after caller supported TR – even a Caribbean who had followed TR’s career more closely than LBC prat. You could hear the relief when an Abdul phoned in with some support.
          LBC seem to have switched back to the “It’s nothing to do with Islam” routine of yesteryear.

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      • Banania says:

        She isn’t black. Perhaps she wishes she were.

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  11. AsISeeIt says:

    In the wake of the appalling Pittsburg attack Ben Brown for BBC News Channel plays a most careful game with Labour Peer, Lord Levy, touching on the apparent rise of anti-Semitism in the States and then in what Brown refers to as ‘Europe and the Rest of the World’. Brown was clearly anxious to precisely target his questions so as not to open any BBC agenda-busting cans of worms and Levy was careful and honest about things about which he couldn’t be certain. He had personally received unpleasant – and we’re told illegal – emails but the offender had avoided prosecution and was now outside the UK. There had been actual violent incidents, he reminded us, in France and Belgium. Of course Corbynistas and Muslims were not named here by Levy (for which I don’t blame him) and certaintly not the BBC’s Ben Brown (for which I do give blame).

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Who stirs up hate against Jews ?
    I doubt it is Trump who has a Jewish so in Law
    and is so close to Israel he moved the embassy to Jerusalem
    Louis Farrakhan On the Jews anybody blaming this bloke for the shooting? Blood on his hands?

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Huge attempts against Twitt’s competitor Gab on the pretext that the Pittsburgh shooter had a page there
    So far Paypal and Gab’s hosting provider have withdrawn support.
    https://www.rt.com/usa/442455-gab-dropped-hosting-synagogue/

    If Gab didn’t have a back server ready to then they are idiots
    When I moved my own domain away from Godaddy it was all done in a day

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  14. Annunaki says:

    The new Nazis, just as intolerent, and dismissive of human life and dignity if at odds with their world view, and again, the biggest threat to Europe, we have have two now the third…..but we are still waiting for someone to point it out. oh wait, TR he has neither the heritage nor the private education or the breeding of a Churchill but I see the foresight that Churchill had, the continual warnings he gave to this country that were dismissed time and time again until it was too late have a cigar TR
    Churchill:

    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

    A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

    Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

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    • Annunaki says:

      1899 go figure, as they say with the full help of our national broadcaster, via my direct debit, what an elegant way to commit cultural suicide

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  15. Doobster78 says:

    Jon Sopel now retweeting footage of President Trump struggling to get a umbrella down !!!! I kid you not. That is the level of hatred and lack of respect Sopel and the BBC have for this man. The BBC have a duty of care to Jon Sopel and they need to get him out of the USA asap as his trump Derangement Syndrome is hitting new levels. The guy is clearly ill with his Trump hatred. Embarrassing, just plain embarrassing his reporting. Trump called him out on day one …another thing trump has nailed !!!!! I beg of you Donald, please please get another term !!!!!! These liberals will explode with faux rage !!!!!

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  16. StewGreen says:

    Re Pittsburgh : PrisonPlanet on Gab
    \\The shooter who massacred eight people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh earlier today was an anti-Semite who expressed his disdain for Donald Trump,
    while also commenting, “I did not vote for him.”

    This disgusting lunatic should be treated as a terrorist. //

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    • Annunaki says:

      wonder if that will be mentioned on the BBC .. tumbleweed again..and it does beg the question.. why ask that particular question to elicit a comment unless you are determined to find a particular answer

      I am not quite sure of the post massacre comments one would be likely to make but how I voted at the last election is probably not one of the first

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      • Annunaki says:

        But thinking about the pot hole situation around here I may be tempted to get my catapault out if it will wake up some councillors

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  17. fakenewswatcher says:

    Surprised to hear a brief mention on R4 of the UN ‘compact for migrants’ conference in Morocco in December.
    To date, the MSM have managed to give this no publicity at all, let alone suggest there could be any link to the ‘migrant caravan’ (invasion) travelling through Mexico, bound for the US, despite the interesting timing. In a way you could say it’s been the best-kept secret of the year/decade…
    R4 did give us the UN HC in charge of publicity for this little show: she tried hard to make it sound as if it was all about imposing order on a disorderly process.
    Only when you read between the lines, did you realize this is all about facilitating mass migration into the US and Europe.
    Hungary, the US and Australia are apparently not signing.
    There is still time to write to your MP….

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  18. G says:

    All the grouping of foreign migrants in the UK are represented by iDiaspora. They have a parliamentary presence – https://idiaspora.org/events. They share their views on the UN Global Compact on Migration.
    Whatever happened to the similar organisation representing the indigenous 86% of the white British population: Ha, ha, ha, we don’t get a look in. If you can find the similar organisation reflecting the white British views on more migration at Government level, I would be pleased to know.
    Fact is, all the foreigners are well organised and combined to ethnically destroy us.
    It seems the Government have covered their tracks very well. I cannot find any mention whatever of the Cost Benefits or even more migration or indeed any information on how the UK will address the additional responsibilities imposed for supporting the Compact. Democracy? Don’t make me laugh again.

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      G- Thanks for this. Chairperson is Conservative MP for Stafford, Jeremy Lefroy. Hadn’t heard of him before either. Operating below the radar..?
      Now seen your earlier posting, G. Sorry about coming in on this ‘cold’, without having read it. By some fluke, I had been reading about the UN compact on a magazine website called ‘compact’. (No connection whatever!)
      Seems like a website and a wee bit of UK lobbying, to fill the gap you identified above, is called for -given how very democratic and representative our parliament is!

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      • G says:

        Well FNW,
        On the Government website I found only this dedicated information. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-united-nations-global-compact
        All the rest seem tangential to the issue. It needs a local MP to ask the questions and my staunchly Labour MP (as they are) will see no problem in concealing the facts from the public: migration? tick that box…………..
        We need to know how, in operation, this Compact will affect the UK in terms of more migration and cost since it will be the taxpayer that foots any bill. “Don’t comment, don’t get involved, don’t question the logic, just pay over the cost of implementing our hairbrain schemes and those of the UN”.

        I forgot to add to my lenghty contribution late last night that any information on YouTube has so few visitors it is obvious that the existence of this Compact is little known much less understood. When the Government don’t make it clear what is involved you have to doubt their veracity.

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        • fakenewswatcher says:

          I shall certainly ask my MP who is a ‘pro-Brexit Conservative’ whether any of this stuff popped up anywhere; finding coverage of Ms May signing is like hunting for a needle in a haystack.
          Then again, my magazine ‘compact’ (German) was making the point of how little the G.public knows or understands about the UN migration compact. Admittedly there seems to be little interest in the media, given successful Merkel’s tricks, but she is on the way out, so we shall see.
          Elections in the state of Hessen, today…

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    • Luckyharry69 says:

      I just checked out that website…it put me off my Sunday Roast knowing that Lefroy is my local MP and he is chairing this meeting in Westminster!……
      I assumed he was a staunch Conservative Brexit MP but after reading that website I am a bit worried must admit.I was going to write to him regarding Theresa May but I see him in a new light now(thats assuming he supports this ‘diaspora’ website?….)
      I think a few beers are in order…but thanks G for highlighting it….

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  19. Annunaki says:

    Lock up your daughters,
    of course they are natural cowards who cannot stand and fight for their country so no probs to anyone else, only 12 year old girls. until they form a mob and dance like monkeys around a burning flag, a credit to any country…

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  20. Annunaki says:

    https://teifidancer-teifidancer.blogspot.com/2016/08/simone-segouin-b-31025-symbol-of-female.html

    BBC: wimmin who get whistled at in the street and “offended, : bloody grow up:

    On this day in 1944 the above picture was taken. It has since become a symbol of women’s involvement in the French Resistance. Here we can see a man with makeshift army fatigues to the left and a young man on the right, but the person who grabbed everyone’s attention is the girl in shorts in the centre.
    Her name was Simone Segouin, an 18 year-old girl aka as Nicol Minet. In 1944, at the height of the Nazi occupation of France, she joined the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans (Free-shooters and Partisans, or FTP) – a combat alliance made up of militant communists and French nationalists, to help liberate the capital.The group named themselves after the French irregular light infantry and saboteurs who fought the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War.
    Stealing a bicycle from a German military administrator was the first mission she was assigned. After the successful outcome of her first mission, the bike was painted so it could become Simone’s ‘reconnaissance vehicle’, allowing her to deliver messages and stake out targets.
    Shortly, after displaying her skills in secret weapons training, she was allowed to take part in dangerous combat missions. In 1944, at the height of the Nazi occupation of France, Simone Segouin was involved in armed actions against enemy convoys and trains, attacks against enemy detachments and acts of sabotages. She also assisted in capturing 25 German POWs during the fall of Chartres. The French newspaper Independent Eure-et-Loir on its August 26, 1944 issue described her as “one of the purest fighters of heroic French Resistance who prepared the way for the Liberation”. .
    Simone became known to the world after American reporter Jack Belden interviewed her for a Life magazine feature headlined ‘The Girl Partisan of Chartres’ Her bravery would make her s symbol of female resistance across the world.
    After the war Simone was promoted to lieutenant and awarded the prestigious Croix de Guerre, along with other fighters who had by then been organised into a formal military organisation called the French Forces of the Interior (FFI).Simone went on to become a paediatric nurse in Chartres, where her wartime daring acts made her hugely popular . A street in Courville-sur-Eure was named for her.Simone experienced the heaviness of war years. .People have asked Simone if she has killed anyone before. “On July 14, 1944, I took part in an ambush with two comrades. Two German soldiers went by on a bike, and the three of us fired at the same time, so I don’t know who exactly killed them. You shouldn’t have to kill someone like that. It’s true, the Germans were our enemies, it was the war, but I don’t draw any pride from it.” She and other women in the French resistance played a vital role in the fight for liberation from the Nazis, showing exemplary courage under atrocious circumstances.The price of participation was enormous. Resisters suffered arrest, imprisonment, interrogation and sometimes torture, and deportation to concentration camps as political prisoners. La Roquette women’s prison in Paris figured on many a woman’s itinerary; another larger women’s facility in Rennes grouped women resisters from the entire northern zone. From prisons in France, many were shipped to camps farther east, where they perished from disease, starvation, exhaustion, beatings, or more systematic forms of extermination. Many Frenchwomen were sent to Ravensbrück, the concentration camp for women east of Berlin. Jewish resisters and those deemed particularly dangerous were also sent to Auschwitz in eastern Poland; this is the case of the famous convoy known as the “31,000” (the series tatooed on their arm upon arrival). Unlike their male counterparts, full recognition and important central role in the French Resistance has only came several decades after the events.

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  21. Rich says:

    I’ve just seen a bit of Points of View on bBBC 1 which I don’t normally watch at all.

    They had a sofa set up in Glasgow supposedly to find out what the people of Glasgow think of the bBBC. They asked about 10 people. Of those only 2 actually had Scottish accents, one of those was a black female and the other had an English partner.

    My understanding is that the bBBC isn’t too popular in a lot of Scotland but seriously? No Scots to ask in the middle of Glasgow? You really just have to laugh sometimes.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      I caught a bit of “For Facts Sake” with Brendan O’Carroll. I began to realise that there were four guests panellists, picked from the audience, and half of them were Black. But half the audience were not Black. In fact it looked as if all the Blacks in the studio were on the panel, with about 500 white people in the studio audience. Now I discover that “For Facts Sake” is filmed at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios.

      So we are to believe that two blacks and two whites were randomly picked from an audience in Dumbarton, Scotland?

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  22. Moodswing6 says:

    I had the unfortunate experience of having brunch at the pub where the flat screen tv had bbc news screening (no sound thank goodness)

    I know I wasn’t forced to look at the screen but it wasn’t easy to avoid it. Not that I had any doubts that giving up my license was the best thing to do this rare assault on my senses was even more proof that the organisation is rancid. While they are moaning about the sad financial situation , preventing them from producing and maintaining great content what in the F..k are they doing with a useless 24/7 news channel that repeats itself on a loop. When it does stop for some live content guess what we were treated to. The insipid insight from newspaper loons (those only approved by the bbc) giving their esteemed opinions which we all know mean zero. Naturally president Trump got the usual bashing and blame for everything. My despair is mind numbing. On a brighter note I’m using my Amazon Prime subscription via my I pad and a bedside Bluetooth speaker and I’m very happy.

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    • Annunaki says:

      Orwell, keep screening it over and over until the football comes on, then bread and circuses, Ceasar, Nero etc but Xfactor instead of gladiators, althought the same baying, whistlng morons

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  23. theisland says:

    “Peter’s own views on the subject have evolved since its publication [Easy Meat]. While previously he believed officials’ blind eye to grooming gangs was simply motivated by stringent political correctness, now he concludes politicians, supported by the media, law enforcement and other state organs, have forged a conspiracy of silence obscuring all negative aspects of Islam, in support of the long-term goal of “total Islamisation” of the West.”

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    • StewGreen says:

      Wow there was a groom/rape gang documentary ready in 2004, but Channel4 dropped it due to political pressure !
      and the filmaker Anna Hall waited until 11 Nov 2011
      (Radio5’s Peter Allen interviewed the father of a victim 21 Sep 2010 , I first heard of the cases on the 5 Live Sunday Investigates programme a few years ago
      On 18 December 2005, BBC Radio 5 Live also broadcast a programme about the grooming gangs)
      I can’t believe Peter McLoughlin’s big conspiracy theory, that the the authorities are trying to Islamise Britain
      I just think they incompetent

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  24. Demon says:

    The latest Left instruction is to pretend that “globalist” means “Jewish”. Therefore if you attack globalists you are being anti-semitic.

    Someone had added a link where Mehdi Hassan is making that claim. On Sky some minutes ago a Guardian (who else!) “journalist” made the same claim. Clearly the latest instruction from globalist-central, aka Common Purpose.

    However, if they think that globalists are all Jews trying t control the world they are the modern protocols of Zion protagonists. BTW he wasn’t corrected by the Skybot.

    He claimed that Trump says pro-White Nationalist things every day. (I don’t think I’ve heard him ever say anything like that once). And that it is known on the far-right that we all use Globalist as a euphamism for Jewish. However, only those on the left think like that. The Guardian clearly has a blatant, genuine anti-semite who represents himself as their journalist. We know that Hassan is an anti-semite.

    For me globalist means globalist. Their religion can be anything or nothing.

    I’m anti-globalist and half-Jewish. Does that mean I am anti-me, or half anti-me or am I also anti-my dad? Who knows how their little minds work.

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    • Annunaki says:

      Never seen a Jew push his way into an english village cricket match to put his prayer mat down in front of everyone, seen a muzzie do it.. on the village green.. in the middle of everyone…nasty little bastard demanding his rights in front of everyone when he could have done his business quietly and discreetly.

      Shall we try that expressing our religion in the hell hole country he is running away from ? and see their response

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      • Annunaki says:

        Where are the Jews on the BBC whenever they give a photo of modern Britain ? where are the Chinese ? Japanese who ALL bring billions to our country, but always a muzzie in every photo and anyone they can find with a black face, I ask WHY ?
        this is not true diversity, what is their agenda ? have a walk around, have a look around, how many white women with black husbands do you see ? have a look on the TV whos wrong whos right ? and they have the bloody nerve to talk about a disassociation in society, well who is actively creating this through false reporting and fake news, and ignoring black knifings and muslim rape gangs ?

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        • Annunaki says:

          Compare and contrast : walk down Bury Park road, Luton after dark in a group and then try China town London, we all know how that will go, two places in OUR country but only one place we are welcome in

          And now the BBC criticises China for demanding that the muzzies in their country speak their language and learn their culture oh dear how oppressive,

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  25. Dover Sentry says:

    Has Corbyn expressed support for the victims of the synagogue massacre yet?

       17 likes

    • Annunaki says:

      Does the Pope shit in the wood, or something

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I think he twittered something but he ll save it for the budget response tomorrow to make time for the labour tax bods to come up with some analysis .

      Once upon a time the response was a bit forensic but recently it’s just been a general slagging off about the government .

      I just wish Hammond would say – we are going to stop borrowing 13 billion and then giving it away to snowflake causes to give politicians a warm feeling .

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, “I just wish Hammond would say – we are going to stop borrowing 13 billion and then giving it away to snowflake causes to give politicians a warm feeling.”

        I wish it was given entirely to ‘snowflake causes’ like sanitation, clean water sources, solar panel & lighting provision and education for all. I have a very uncomfortable suspicion that far too much of our Overseas Aid budget goes into some things that both snowflakes and the general public would definitely not approve.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          I disagree – it is not the uk states ‘ role to improve other states when we have serious underfunding of elderly care , the need to rebuild the military and get border control / deportations done properly .
          Charity is the place for digging wells or buying range rovers for third world despots.

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  26. Annunaki says:

    It seems not quite a coincidence that the BBC finds a Jewish person who is not guilty, but suspected of etc etc Harvy Wenisten, Phillip Green etc worthy of public villification, even if its not in our country, but they bang on about it, pakis raping out children IN OUR COUNTRY ? nothing, a jewish person touching an aspiring actress ? endless BBC news and lets forget the 12 year old kids tied to a bed and gang raped around OUR country repeatedly and human traficked well done BBC and now Philip Greens turn, another Jew who may or may not have said something bad to a wimmin or touched her bum, did he tie a 12 year old to a bed and gang rape her ? nope but he is the BBC target and the one who we all should hate
    carry on in your mosques iss your kulcher innt bruv

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    • Banania says:

      An estimated millions of rapes! Watch the discussion between Tommy Robinson and Lord Pearson on You Tube.

         7 likes

  27. Guest Who says:

    Fight!

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  28. ScottishCalvin says:

    Quick summary of the US terrorist (which would likely have been reported a tad less if his cause had been demonstrating how peaceful his religion was.)

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  29. countryblues says:

    BBC later this evening : DR WHOESS…

    For the first time since the 60s I’ve been watching the Dr Who series and it’s AMAZING…amazingly bad that is!!! It’s so bad that it’s good…it is supposed to be satirical I assume?

    Tonight my retraining continues and I’m looking forward to one day being able to signal some virtues 🙁

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  30. fakenewswatcher says:

    BBC1 5.15pm news. Very informative/educational, of course:
    A single sentence on Mr Bolsonaro, leading in the Brazilian elections: he has made racist, mysogenistic and homophobic remarks.
    Yup, that’s it. No policies, apparently. Must be a ‘populist’?
    Speaking of which, we did have Sopel on Trump.
    His call for unity is ‘divisive’, says Sopel, cos he’s electioneering. Sopel tells us nothing about the Democrats; presumably they are not electioneering, or saying anything nasty about Trump. With the phrase ‘hate-crime’ being mentioned frequently, this election seems to have only one competitor. Mishal has briefly mentioned the word ‘Democrat’, but only in the context of victim of pipe bomb. The Dems have vanished, almost entirely.
    Mishal has also skillfully managed to link a ‘Republican pipe bomber’ to ‘anti-semitic gunman targeting Jews at prayer’ in a single breath, when introducing Sopel.
    Huge concession, though: Sopel tells us Trump cannot be blamed for ‘what has happened, but…’ (But if you want to be a wee bit suspicious that Trump did it, I don’t think Sopel will mind. Nor will Mishal.)
    Oh yes, Democrats. Aren’t they with Jimmy Carter or someone?

    We did have a little poetry for some light relief on R4, however (not). After all, poetry is transcendental, beautiful, peaceful stuff.
    In ‘The echo chamber’, Paul Farley managed to find two black American poets, who were neither transcendental, nor very peaceful.
    Beautiful? Could be a matter of taste, I certainly have my opinion.
    (Oh, you will be surprised to find, they don’t much like Trump).
    BBC biased? Perish the thought!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The Guardian has a report that the investigation of far right extremism is now being led by the security service .
      I still don’t understand what ‘ far right ‘ means now -obviously there are anti Semitic types in the traditional Nazi form . But is it now those who disapprove if Islam taking over Britain with the BBC being a tool for doing so? If that ‘ far right?’ I don’t know .
      But I bet every one using the site is ‘tagged ‘
      And even more so if using strong language .

      There has to be a limit to free speech – however people feel about that . But reasoned debate / expression of disenchantment with the current politics must be allowed . And for the case officer at SS monitoring this site – ‘ hi’ .

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      • Annunaki says:

        excelllent, send the spotty teenagers to my doorstep for a little chat and a lesson on why they are free, a little tour of Duxford and the under 3000 that managed their freedom for a start, all white men, and women, no Somalis with knives hiding under their hoods, no rappers, no mosques hiding under their burkas

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      • theisland says:

        Fedup2
        Let’s hope our SS monitor reads this site properly and follows up on the sources. He/she might learn something.

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      • fakenewswatcher says:

        up2- my guess is that any one or more of the following, which used to be fine, now possibly identify you as ‘far right’:
        -belief in the nation state
        -belief in national borders
        -belief that those borders deserve protection
        -belief that there is nothing wrong with such a state containing a mainly white, Christian population
        -belief there is nothing wrong with trying to maintain the latter situation
        The last of these quite possibly makes you ‘racist’.
        -belief in freedom and -in particular- freedom of expression (which, in the past, might even have marked you out as ‘liberal’; but liberal now means something quite different.
        Being Christian could also put you under suspicion of being implicitly ‘homophobic’.
        Presumably, being Christian could eventually cause you implicitly to be suspect of supporting ‘patriarchy’.
        Once upon a time the above would simply have meant you were a small ‘c’ conservative — possibly even a liberal conservative. Now you are at the very least a ‘deplorable’. (I know of a situation where even democratic legitimacy is deplorable; that is because even the term ‘democratic’ no longer means what you think it does!)
        I would imagine there is one more suspicious aspect, marking you out as a ‘baddy’, for anyone monitoring this site:
        being critical of much of bbc content.
        Incidentally, the monitoring officer won’t find much wrong with ‘strong’ language, you’ll get plenty of that on the bbc. I suspect it shows you are ‘tolerant’. But it has to be the right kind of strong language.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Fake what the article doesn’t say is “ who is monitoring the Far Left ?”

          Obviously we are monitoring the Far Left BBC but which state agency is looking at Momentum and those preventing free speech in the streets , online and in places such as universities ? .

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          • fakenewswatcher says:

            up2 -the state presumably has no problem with the ‘left’, and -since ‘far’ can only be attached to ‘right’- there is no ‘far left’. There is only the state and the state is everywhere. (See also quantum mechanics: double slit experiment).
            At the same time the state has ‘withered away’, as we can all see, so we have achieved Nirvana. (See quantum theory: All particles are actually waves)
            When you are in a state of Nirvana, ‘free speech’ is a ‘hate crime.
            We are adrift in bliss. Can you not feel it, man? We are open, tolerant, diverse, transforming. Debate is unecessary.
            There may be a sort of ‘clockwork orange’ thuggery going on, but that can only be the far right (logic-since no far left exists). Also, it occurs outside of our Nirvana state. There they speak Nadsat and the Law is enforced by that tanned bloke in the Lords. So, ignore.

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      • Navets says:

        Fedup2
        You leave the case officer alone, he is not responsible for his actions, he is yust carrying out orders.

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  31. taffman says:

    “No-deal Brexit would require new Budget”
    “The government will set a new Budget if it is unable to reach a Brexit deal with the EU, the chancellor has said.” According to Al Beeb.

    Is this ‘the carrot and the stick’? Or is it a threat? Or is it the fact that our useless Remainer Government have not made any plans for a No Deal Brexit?
    They have been busy for the past two years trying to change the minds of the vast amount of British people in getting us to remain in the EU and to dump Democracy.
    Vote and support UKIP

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  32. StewGreen says:

    Oh god Countryfile !
    75 minutes of thousands of people wearing each new yellow customised Children In Need yellow acrylic customised ramble hats
    FFS almost all these people will have hats in their wardrobe
    So this is the normal pseudo-green thing of UNNECESSARY CONSUMPTION

    … every other week they are bleating about plastic waste and pollution
    ..and here they are adding to it

    CIN is notorious for holding masses of funds in investment (£90m) whilst being slow to allocate funds to projects
    and having massive office expenses.

    Buy your own hat £6, £7 the other design

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Spot on, Stew.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Every year al beeb self indulges in Red Nose Day and Children in Need but where do those millions go?
      Who benefits ? How much goes in Admin?
      I wouldn’t contribute to any albeeb cause as I contribute to dementia charities and believe that charity begins at home . No overseas giveaways from Fedup .

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      • Sluff says:

        Fedup
        I too hate CiN.
        It is as you say a vehicle of BBC self indulgent righteous propaganda.
        But I must be fair and criticise the lazy public too.
        The money is given out by committees against among other things, applications for funding. The public in effect feels good about themselves, by making charitable donations without having to get off their arses and/or make a decision about the exact causes they want to support. In effect they have delegated their consciences to the BBC.

        I do wish the public would make positive decisions about what causes to support and then give directly to them.

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      • Navets says:

        Fedup2

        Some information about BBC Children in Need for your delectation:

        https://companycheck.co.uk/company/04723022/BBC-CHILDREN-IN-NEED/companies-house-data

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      • StewGreen says:

        Last years accounts show the number of charity employees at its HQ in Salford has gone up from 96 in 2015 to 104 last year.
        In all, £4.4 million was spent on staff costs last year

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Definitely sound like they need a bigger HR department, consultancy and health and safety department . No surprise – i think the clues was in the admission got paid £50k to do it …..

             6 likes

        • Navets says:

          StewGreen
          £4.4m on 104 staff equates to an average of £42,307.69
          Nice work if you can get it.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Thanks stew -I suppose there is some sign of actual achievement somewhere. Pity they couldn’t go back to digging wells in bongo bongo land using milk bottle tops in a blue peter stylee.
        ( John noakes gave me a blue peter badge for that when v young )

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    • Luckyharry69 says:

      When Countryfile started many years ago…it was a COUNTRY programme relating to FARMING and COUNTRY INDUSTRIES…..unfortunately today every BBC programme has been hijacked as a politically correct VEHICLE to justify their existence.
      we all know that.
      EVERY single BBC programme has the agenda running through it…even on the radio…there is nothing worth watching or listening to that isn’t contaminated with dogma and propaganda………in fact I even have a quiz with myself now guessing what the underlying theme of a programme is…..spot the ethnic/LGBT/feminist etc issue is…….

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Lucky ,
        It has echoes of the nazi propaganda which ran through Germany as they gradually took over the state in preparation for expansion – I don’t know what the parallel is but every aspect of life was twisted to the cause – just like the BBC .

        Fortunately it is so easy to spot that more and more people see it and are disturbed by it. It’s as though the bbc has decided that it will brainwash people in order to keep the lid on as the country is changed against the will of the people …. not the ones who have turned up when the post war rot set in…

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  33. Sluff says:

    Reference earlier posts about the gender reassignment of Dr Who into a politically correct lefty lovefest.
    Tonight’s story features a right wing American hotelier(boo, hiss) who wants to get into the White House. Boo. Hiss.
    Yes, the biased BBC’s anti Trump agenda now extends to what used to be fantasy science fiction.

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  34. Luckyharry69 says:

    Im watching the BBC’s children’s Doctor Who right now…..I havent watched it for 40 years.But I would be interested to know how people interpret the storyline.Sluff has already made suggestions…but I would suggest there are lots of deeper politically correct themes running right through the episode…be interested what people think if they have watched it?……..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Lucky
      I – for one – tried the first episode but the box ticking got too much for me . I can’t see it reaching much of an international market because it’s just dumb and annoying . But as someone said – at least the Tardis will be tidier cleaner and smell of room freshener .

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    • Sluff says:

      Yeah, the minority of white lead characters didn’t help much.
      Especially as Sheffield is actually rather white.
      But as we know, at the bBBC, race discrimination only goes in one direction.

      Oh, and I did note the throwaway line when a female character advised the evil Trump figure that she was ‘married to your niece’. A quick lesbian tick in the diversity box.

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      • Zelazek says:

        God, I hated tonight’s Dr Who. Smart-alecky women putting down stupid men, the normalisation of lesbianism and inter-racial relationships, the baddie being a Trump-like figure. I tried to watch it tonight with an open mind as I hadn’t seen it for a while but I couldn’t take the blatant propaganda. I shouldn’t really be bothering to comment about this garbage but as someone who remembers the very first episode of Dr Who when William Hartnell played the Doctor, I feel that this is a part of my British heritage that has been seized by perverts and twisted into something degenerate.

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  35. Fedup2 says:

    “ Beyond Today” – a podcast – is being launched on Monday aimed at the 20 something s – who are presumably too stupid to be able to understand what the beeboids are saying on the early morning version .
    As expected the staff is described as “ divers” with as many wimmin and non whites at white make types
    I think I can guess the level of success such a stupid idea will achieve – I always thought the kidults did Radio one to be hip but seems not .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The first episode has Graham Norton interviewing President Putin and asking about his skin care regime.

      After that Gary Linaker interviews President Trump about his most successful chat lines

      Corbyn and McDonnell to their best morecambe and wise impressions in a Christmas special.

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  36. pugnazious says:

    Beyond belief? The new Today multiculti spinoff….Beyond Today….

    ‘The Today programme, which has lost more than a million listeners in a year, will publish its spinoff show Beyond Today for the first time on Monday.

    The podcast, aimed at a younger audience, is the work of a team of mostly women in their twenties.
    There is said to be as many female journalists from black and ethnic minority backgrounds as there are men of all races.

    Beyond Today will he hosted by a younger team of presenters, including Matthew Price, 46, and Tina Daheley, 37.

    But Today’s editor Sarah Sands recently defended the show’s older lineup to the Broadcasting Press Guild.

    She said: ‘If we all have the “mono” view of a 23-year-old, we’re not representing.”

    What does ‘representing’ mean? Surely news is news? What Sands is admitting is that BBC news is shaped by whoever is editing and presenting it….shaped to their own world view and agenda, we’re being fed opinion and comment not news. I imagine there will be no Trump supporters in there. Is that really ‘representative’ if you still have in effect the same narrow world view just with slightly younger, browner or feminine faces but still limited by the same liberal boundaries that apply now.

    It’s just window dressing…the problem isn’t colour or gender it’s the political and social outlook of the people employed that really effects the output and the BBC’s failure to police this which allows a liberal, globalist, pro-EU,pro-mass immigration, anti-Britain, anti-Brexit, anti-Trump narrative to prevail and dominate.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      Been thinking about it and think there is a gap in the market-

      Regular bits on – best first aid technique for stab wounds
      Best and worst A and E departments
      Best pharmaceuticals
      Anna Soubry – a day in the life
      Knocking down statues
      New Trump Insults
      Housing your own third worlder
      And more ….

      I’m tempted to have a listen but it would only encourage them and push my b.p. Over the edge ..

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  37. StewGreen says:

    @TrueToo Re your post about the SMH article
    That pins anti-semitism on the “far right” not the rise is Islam
    I’ve taken so long to respond to it that the comments have switched off
    #1 The article is no so recent but rather was on Sep7
    #2 It basically just quotes historian James Renton of London
    https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/more-prejudice-in-general-creeping-anti-semitism-stalks-europe-20180907-p502d2.html

    It seems to derive from his June paper
    Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?

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  38. taffman says:

    Anyone notice how Al Beeb does everything it can to undermine Great Britain’s proud history? Slavery etc.
    Well, I did not see this advert broadcast by them very often, did you?……………..

    Ask yourself this question, is Al Beeb proud to be British ?

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