Start the Week Thread 19 November 2018

The Far Left BBC , as a matter of editorial policy ,

suppresses negative stories about Muslims – rape gangs , terrorism and intimidation

Promotes anti brexit stories

undermines Judeo -Christian religion with its pro Islam propaganda

approves of the drive to limit freedom of speech by criminalising what it does not like

and will only approve its version of Britain using our money to do it .

as part of the tripartite pact of BBC – Guardian -Labour Party the decline of Britain accelerates.

 

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583 Responses to Start the Week Thread 19 November 2018

  1. davylars says:

    1

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    • StewGreen says:

      Backlinks to previous page
      The weekend thread finished on page 3
      – And page 2 covered 3pm Saturday to 4:30 pm Sunday
      ..As ever instead of just rushing on to the latest things I would always encourage people to take a look at the old thread ,
      ..because there can be some important nuggets that have come up you might have missed.

      .. To avoid investing time typing in a post, that someone else might have done already, a useful thing is to use Ctrl-F (find) to quickly find if a keyword has already been mentioned on the page.

      … Select and Ctrl-C helps you copy someones words, so that you can paste with Ctrl-V so that you can quote them.

         17 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew -thank you – the previous thread has got plenty of good views on it .

        I always find it difficult at what point to do the thread housekeeping but needs doing .

           14 likes

  2. OldRec says:

    2nd. Do I win something?

       19 likes

  3. Up2snuff says:

    Um, er, 3?

    OldRec, yes, you get what Murray Walker used to call a podium. Whether it will fit on your mantelpiece is another matter.

    You may also get soaked in champagne by davylars but I always consider that to be a scandalous waste.

       20 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2 after a long week – perhaps davylars isnt a proper post so could be disqualified making OldRec the true and proper winner – or do a recount in a “ Florida State “ stylee

         12 likes

  4. Dover Sentry says:

    Biggest Lie Of The Year:

    “”Brexit Means Brexit”” (May)

       59 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      May’s Brexit means REMAIN

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Interpretation: Brexit means whatever I tell you it means, now get back in your box and do as you’re told.

         35 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        May’s Brexit = SuperRemain = Remain Plus Plus

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        • The General says:

          Why are Jacob Rees Mogg and others in whom we are pinning our hopes, persisting in calling May, an ‘honorable’ woman ? Does an ‘honorable’ person appoint a Brexit Secretary and then to totally undermine him by proceeding to secretly work with an un elected individual to devise a different proposal ?
          Far from honorable I would say she is divisive, unreliable, untruthful and unprincipled.
          And don’t forget her memorable quote : ” We are the Nasty Party.”
          Stupid woman !!!!! GO !!!!!

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          • NCBBC says:

            The General

            Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest–
            For Brutus is an honourable man;
            So are they all, all honourable men–
            Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
            He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
            But Brutus says he was ambitious;
            And Brutus is an honourable man.
            He hath brought many captives home to Rome
            Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
            Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
            When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
            Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
            Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
            And Brutus is an honourable man.

            Trust JRM to use Shakespeare sarcasm

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        • madandbad101 says:

          Soon Mrs Maybot will feel the wrath of dyed in the wool disillusioned Tory voters and she will let the odious commies in…great work not!

             3 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      Our attempt to leave the EU is beginning to appear like the Israeli Exodus from Egypt.

      The Pharaoh cannot allow the English slaves to leave his domain as he would be out of billions. Moreover, other slaves in the EU’s empire might do the same.

      Unlike the Israelis we do not have a Moses to guide us out, and sink the EU bots in the English channel. We have instead a woman who is obviously under the pay of the Pharaoh.

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  5. jip says:

    Will teh government try to murder Tommy again with another kangaroo trial???

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Jip , since TR has had his visa to America delayed his work with like minded people in the states is being done remotely – unless Skype does a paypal .

      I think the only thing preventing TR from having an accident in a Paris underpass – as it were – is the international interest and support . Otherwise – since the State knows it can exploit the disinterest of the British public – it would get away with it offing him in Blighty in a ‘ hit and run’ , a suicide after a walk in the countryside just like a certain nuclear specialist or the sudden onset of a terminal cancer ..all just so easy

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      • jip says:

        Tommy has shown himself to be extremely resilient, they are way past making him disappear… the most recent attempt was the kangaroo court, and that hugely backfired.

        To hundreds of thousands of people this simply proved the government is corrupt to the core. Their latest attempt will be to remove him from social media… but that wont work either.

        The flow of people is one way, and that is towards intense dislike of Islam… because of the truth of Islam. the question is, will enough people wake up before it’s too late.

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        • G says:

          jip,
          “….this simply proved the government is corrupt to the core.” Personally, I would add the police to that assertion.

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      • NCBBC says:

        The reason that Tommy Robinson is under threat is that he revealed the gang rape of tens of thousands of young Infidel girls by Pakistani Muslim men – tens if not hundreds of thousands of them.
        The culpability for this mass war crime lies at the feet of the authorities, political mainly, and that is why the authorities cannot allow Tommy Robinson to stay free.

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  6. jip says:

    For telling the truth the BBC refuses to discuss… Tommy points out that “426 police suspects for these Predominantly Pakistani Muslim rape squads in Rotherham. There are around 2,800 Muslim males in Rotherham so that means the police are investigating 15% of the entire Muslim male population in that town!!

    https://www.facebook.com/thetommyrobinson/

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    • NCBBC says:

      If the truth is acknowledged in public, it will lead to the trial and imprisonment of entire cabinets of the last 30 years. Too, it has the potential to ignite a civil war within England, and the banishment of an entire population.

      The political option then is to bury this war crime against young girls by appointing a Royal commission, which will report in 10 years or so. Depending on etc

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      • jip says:

        “banishment of an entire population”…

        Instead of people being arrested for Islamic child rape, we have people who are objecting to Islamic child rape being arrested…

        It is clear that in Islam Muhammad is considered the perfect role-model for all time, yet he married six year old Aisha who he hit in the chest for leaving the house against his orders. He owned and raped non-Muslim sex slaves like Maria the Copt.

        He force married Safiya the same day he had her husband tortured with molten metal to steal his gold, and genocided her tribe. He married his cousin Zaynab, and stole his sons wife Zayd, and had the woman Asma-bint-Marwan murdered for writing insulting poems, and apostates killed when they fled after being made to drink camel urine…

        Muhammads example promotes child rape, wife beating, forced marriage, incest, murder, genocide, and sex slavery for the unbeliever, and death to critics and apostates.

        Banishment would be a most moderate solution for anyone who refuses to condemn this monster prophet Muhammad.

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  7. davylars says:

    I think this would confirm universally that the left cannot accept defeat and will try every trick in the book to reverse any result that does not suit them..

    Florida: Rick Scott Wins Senate Seat After Bill Nelson concedes
    Nelson filed a number of mostly unsuccessful lawsuits in hopes of closing the gap with Scott, including one calling for a manual recount in Palm Beach County.

    Meanwhile,

    Democrat Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams admitted Friday that she cannot win against Republican opponent Brian Kemp and vowed to file a federal lawsuit challenging the “gross mismanagement” of the state’s elections.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    R5 of course are covering the attack on the gay rugby player
    Gareth Thomas: ‘I have been the victim of a hate crime’
    ..the caller on now is saying “We were dressed up and suffered a homophobic attack on the train, they got me in a headlock and stole my phone, threatened to stab me etc.. ”
    It actually sounds to me that yes he was attacked, and him looking gay triggered the attackers, however that the same attackers are just nutters who are looking for excuses to attack people
    .. eg if I were a punk they might attack me and shout “hate” against punks etc.

    In the end his attackers got a £150 fine etc. which seems too little
    , but the court should give the same punishment whether the victims is gay/black/jewish/Muslim/punk/fat/posh etc.

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  9. Dystopian says:

    I wonder if the bBBC have highlighted this. Rising sea levels attributed to their so called “climate change” might actually be building coral reefs and not destroying them.

    https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/coral-reefs/

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  10. Halifax says:

    Dear BBC
    Nobody is interested in women’s sport.

    Best Regards
    License fee payers.

       97 likes

  11. jip says:

    A song to trigger the BBC

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  12. taffman says:

    Biased Broadcasting in your face Telly Tax Payers.
    4 stabbings in Londinstan, nowt on Al Beeb?
    A 6ft 3in gay Welsh rugby player gets attacked and ‘bruised’ by a boy in a hate crime, Front Page!
    Now what does that tell you?
    The government and its state broadcaster are completely out of touch with its people.

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  13. Sluff says:

    Now I realise Treezer and the government have a death wish and appear totally inept, but the bBBC is not slow to shit stir each and every point of conflict and ambiguity.
    Meanwhile…..just out of interest, does anyone have any idea what the position of the Labour Party is, with regards to Brexit?
    Nope, me neither.
    I heard Jezza talk and he reminded me of the old Monty Python spoof of Blue Peter where they were going to have a meeting to solve world peace and also make a nuclear power station out of milk bottle tops. In other words, utter self-delusion.
    But don’t hold your breath for any questions from the BBC.

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    • Dave S says:

      I am sure our Jeremy is opposed to the EU but is a prisoner of the progressives. Particularly the Starmer lot.
      It is impossible to be a socialist and support the EU. Two main counts. It is undemocratic in the sense that it does not reflect the people’s will and most importantly because it is built to give the corporate state precedence . They routinely deny this but this is one of the main reasons the euro is there. To ensure central bank control over the individual countries.
      The system of enforcing open contracts means that it is impossible for say a railway company to build it’s own locomotives in the way BR did .It would have to go to tender.

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      • JimS says:

        “it is impossible for say a railway company to build it’s own locomotives in the way BR did. It would have to go to tender.”

        It’s not “Rocket” science!

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  14. taffman says:

    When Al Beeb and the Remainers support Mrs Chamberlain, we all know that the British people have been been betrayed.
    Vote and support UKIP.

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  15. taffman says:

    Mrs Chamberlain and her track record? ……….
    Home Secretary ?
    Prime Minister?
    Troops on stand by ?
    So far?
    Over to you……………..

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  16. taffman says:

    Start of the week repeated message to Al Beeb ……………….
    “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

       44 likes

  17. taffman says:

    Whatever happened to maxincony ?

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  18. Deborah says:

    My American cousin was asking me about Brexit having read this article in the New York Times. Remember their editor used to be Auntie’s Director General. I haven’t copied it all but a nastier piece (written by Jenni Russell of the Times) would be hard to contemplate.

    A few days ago, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her deal with the European Union. Within 48 hours, Britain’s government spun into crisis. Mrs. May’s survival is threatened as furious prominent Brexiteers go public with their intention to unseat her. Four ministers have resigned, more resignations may follow and nobody believes that she has the votes to get her deal through Parliament. What happens after that is a conundrum.

    The cause of this paralysis is the hard-line Brexiteers, a frighteningly powerful cohort within Mrs. May’s Conservative Party, a group that is heedless about economic damage to Britain in pursuit of a political goal.

    The first minister to resign was Mrs. May’s Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, a cold-eyed man in a hurry, a flintily ambitious Thatcherite. The bid to topple Mrs. May was initiated by Jacob Rees-Mogg, a vain, drawling member of Parliament, a financier who once campaigned alongside his nanny in a Mercedes and has built a career as a political rock star and possible leader on the back of such affectation. They join an earlier defector, the flailing, floppy-haired Boris Johnson, a man who is half-crazed by his repeated failure to become the Conservative Party’s leader and who is desperate to grasp at his last chance, even if it means undermining the country.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Direct link to NYT article
      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/opinion/sunday/brexit-theresa-may-politics.html
      #1 It has not open comments (even with the ad-blocker turned OFF)
      #2 Ad-Homs : One should attack people’s arguments not attack their personalities and do name calling like she does
      but, thousands on Twitter clap her like seals
      ah actually on this original thread there are many sensible replies

      #4 Elsewhere, only a handful of rational tweets


      \\ This headline is a lie.
      May does not have a deal, she has a proposal.
      It can, and should, be rejected by the sensible people in Europe.//

      #5 She’s a campaigner, I spot dozens of anti-Brexit campaigning tweets from her
      .. but does she realise it is people like her that CREATE support for Trump/Brexit/Tommy

      #6 Anyway she is just a polemicist ..see how last week she was blaming May
      “From the start May made a terrible error; stealthily trying to outflank Brexiteers
      … Parly wd never agree her deal cos she’d built no support.”

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  19. StewGreen says:

    Heil Verhofstadt speech to the EU parliament

       27 likes

    • taffman says:

      StewGreen
      Same haircut. Now he only needs the moustache.

         37 likes

      • gb123 says:

        Even the tenets of his speech match. Just change “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer” to ….. I was going to change one of the words but in reality nothing needs changing and that is a major worry. The other major worry is no media outlet will pick him up on that and no EU supporting politician will either. Shows what can happen if we don’t have a media that will report impartially.

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        • theisland says:

          I’m getting:

          “Video unavailable
          This content is not available on this country domain.”

          “Certain features have been disabled for this video
          In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”

             26 likes

      • Jeff says:

        “…Now he only needs the moustache.”
        Perhaps he can borrow old Ma Merkel’s…
        Miaow!

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Its gone, from you tube too

      In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.

      Actually it has disappeared completely

      Thanks Stew, hilarious.

         26 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      If you have the time a montage video of Verhofstadt vs Farage and good MEPs

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  20. Beeb Brother says:

    File on 4 has been one of my favourite programmes on Radio 4: an in-depth analysis of a fascinating topic, like JFK conspiracy theories or the psychology behind sports teams ‘choking.’ Absolutely brilliant.

    Alas Saturday night it is a black footballer talking about racism in the seventies. What about now, where black players are massively over-represented and are paid unimaginable amounts? Where is there never a single positive story about progress on racism, sexism etc – which has been immense? Of course there is a billion pound ‘equalities’ industry which needs as much victimhood as possible to justify it’s existence.

    Why would black people want to hear about this either? My girl went off with my mate years ago and it was horrendous but I do not want to wallow in at all for an hour.

    No doubt this is the work of James ‘300k salary’ Purnell. Why not just leave Radio 4 alone and respect its loyal listeners? All this SJW garbage is just the same miserable, humourless whinging over and over.

    Purnell clearly did some deal with the BBC whilst he was culture secretary go help them if he got a sweet job in return when leaving office. If he just sat at home and did nothing it would be better than ruining something like this.

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    • tarien says:

      This is the way of things now Beeb Brother-nearly every prog-ad on TV orin every Magazine has a majority of Black/Asian representation. We the white indigenous people of this nation appear to be mostly non-existant. Further ‘Thought for the day’ now has an Islamic Iman speaking -what could possibly further away from Christianity than Islam? The Isamic ideology has been and still is the scourge of the Worldand always will be. Just consider their history these last 1400 years-nothing but the thought of domination, supression, enslavement, is their way how can we in the western hemisphere possibly align ourselves to such a regime.

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  21. JamesArthur says:

    R4 having a discussion on the changes in universities – the stranglehold by the left is the subtext – not that they say that
    Who do they get to talk about it – an American psychology professor so can guess where he sits, a writer Sudjic the Guardian likes hmmm, Yasmine Alibaba – why she is on is anyone’s guess and a play write

    Could they have got any more left wing people to talk? I don’t know the American but my view is that intellectual lightweight Amol Rajan and crew will come to the conclusion that all is well at Universities and it’s all healthy

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  22. English Lass says:

    Today is International Men’s Day. I’m not sure what International Men’s Day is for, but here’s to my fellow male posters on this site. Particularly if you are white, as you’ve had a fair bashing lately. Whoever and from wherever, keep it going.

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    • Scroblene says:

      It’s also the start of National Road Safety Week.

      Not a peep from our treasured tax-funded broadcaster though.

      Seems like they love to wait until there’s a real pile-up, so they can gloat and dribble on the scene, then follow up with grieving interviews.

      I was hoping for some publicity to try and stop disgraceful driving habits, especially by reckless speeding cars and vans, but it isn’t ‘news’ is it – yet!

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  23. StewGreen says:

    R4 now sensible man Jonathan Haidt is on Start the Week
    speaking up against mad liberalism, but they’ve put a load of lefties on against him ..YAB
    Safe spaces and snowflakes
    Olivia Sudjic, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Mark Ravenhill discuss no-platforming, political correctness and retrospective punishment with Amol Rajan
    \\ On @BBCRadio4 now: #R4StarttheWeek with @JonHaidt on #safespaces and #NoPlatform creating an incapable generation;
    @y_alibhai on free speech justifying hate speech;
    @OliviaSudjic on a youth anxiety epidemic;
    and Mark Ravenhill on retrospective punishment //
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00017py

    Haight says social media seems OK for boys
    yet for girls the rates of self harm are way up in UK and doubled in USA

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      YAB also wrote a book on ‘In defence of Political Correctness’. I went to Amazon to see how it was received. There are no reviews, so quite possibly nobody bought/reviewed it.
      Perhaps people are sick of PC and don’t want any more shoved down their throats?

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  24. thirdoption says:

    Sky news have as a lead story, an interview that the world famous, alcoholic, drug-taking actor Danny Dyer has done for that world famous publication, The Big Issue

    https://news.sky.com/story/danny-dyer-defends-theresa-may-with-furious-attack-on-boris-johnson-and-nigel-farage-11557431

    He launches into an expletive-laden rant against Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson and Sky use a headline pretending it’s a piece defending Teresa May, but when you read it it’s nothing of the sort, just another foul-mouthed anti-Brexit article.

    Why hasn’t he been arrested for a hate crime? It’s hard to imagine anything more offensive than the things he’s written yet it appears the left-wing, Corbyn supporting media luvvies are exempt from the rules the rest of us have to live by.

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  25. john in cheshire says:

    I don’t know how truthful is the report in the Times newspaper that Jeff Taylor speaks about but if it is more than rumour then the police will have to get involved. The video is only 2.5 minutes long and makes the claim that Mrs May, and by implication, the chancellor have considered crashing our economy to ensure their treacherous agreement is approved by the HoP:

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  26. Cassandra says:

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  27. StewGreen says:

    Really ?
    Cos there are millions on universal credit and they don’t prostitute themselves
    ..but the BBC love a good narrative

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    • JimS says:

      If you are in the wrong age group and, dare I say it, the wrong sex, should it be possible to claim additional benefits, ‘sex work’ not being an option?

         27 likes

    • Anne says:

      Tip to stupid: don’t have kids you can’t afford.

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      • StewGreen says:

        @anne that is quite offensive
        It’s my human rights ..
        .. as is having Sky .. and a large pet dog and a car ..cos I can’t walk very well due to my human right to cake.

        .. And don’t start going on about how I should be living with the different fathers of my children and getting them to pay a share

           45 likes

      • xplod says:

        Anne, the saying was, back in the day, “if you can’t feed’em, don’t breed’em”. Bet that is non-PC, now, but, hey!!

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    • StewGreen says:

      “I only did it twice
      it was for £30
      ..I used it to put petrol in my car
      to come to Tomorrow’s women (the charity) so i didn’t sit at home on my own” (not to go to hospital or anything)

      So that is not “survival sex”
      ..I live in a village and have no car ..yet I subsidise her car

      It was not universal credit that made her poor
      She was in a relationship and had a job in a shop, he became abuse she left her job and got 6 weeks off sick leave.
      UC is supposed to be paid 5 weeks in arrears (with crisis loans available)
      Hers took 8 weeks
      She says that she has expenses of £800/month with only £315 in benefit (does that include child allowance ?)
      She says she’s racked up £1,000 in rent arrears
      so is she saying that shes paying £500/month rent (inc taxes)..and that she has just spent her £315 on essentials ?
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00017qf

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      • Northern Dreamer says:

        I agree StewGreen, there are a lot of stories like this. Until I have seen proper incomings/outgoings and other case related info, I find it impossible to have sympathy with such claims. Quite often lazy journalists are simply pushing their own political views and prejudices. Also not asked often enough, what is the father contributing?

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    • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

      As an agency temp over the last few years, when a job finished I used to go on Jobseekers Allowance for a bit while I looked for something else (having paid my stamp and all).

      Imagine my shock when my local jobcentre finally switched to Universal Credit. Of course, there was nothing else to do but go straight on the game or starve. But jesting aside –

      UC will probably be a big problem for people who’ve spent most of their lives on the dole, or druggies/drunks whose lives are in a bit of a mess.

      It’s paid monthly, when they eventually work out how much you should get, with rent etc. And you need a bank account. They took ten weeks to pay me anything, not a problem for me because I have some savings. But for people who live hand to mouth (or are not very bright) I imagine it’s another worry if their rent is going overdue.

      My experience in going to ‘sign on’ for it was not inspiring, no one seemed to know the rules! Typical useless civil servants.

      What I also found annoying was when I did get a new temp job (and earning much more than the threshold for receiving UC) they still kept bothering me for more telephone interviews while I was in work – supposedly just to make sure my average weekly take-home wage was still enough to live on.

      I get the impression that UC will help spread the Government’s ‘Working Tax Credit’ redistribution malarkey to keep tabs on everyone it can. Sign in to the website every day to say what you’ve been doing to seek work, more pointless monitoring for jobcentre staff, while being actually crap at administering any of it – like the Government usually is. And if they overpay you, you’ll get in a world of grief if you don’t tell them straight away.

      Anyway – I’m no bleeding heart but my guess is that UC will cause problems for our druggy untermenschen and even those who are actually ‘vulnerable’ people, given the blunt dunderheadedness of the staff running the system.

      And if there’s a side mission to cut down on benefit fraud – nah, forget it. I’ve been reading stories about that phantom goal for thirty years. I reckon certain sections of the population can’t do without it, and the Government turns a blind eye in case of riots.

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    • smoogie7 says:

      Extra propaganda just incase there is a snap election

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  28. Sluff says:

    BBC Headline this morning.
    ‘South Western Railway Delays as engineering works over-run’.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46258720

    A very grim day for commuters and you can hear the joy as Jezza and his BBC chums extol the virtues of a Nationalised railway.

    But what’s this ? Buried in the text, we learn the delay is due to Network Rail. Which is …..errr………the public sector nationalised, unaccountable entity that is responsible for the engieering work.

    So the far left statist BBC headline is fake news and deliberately misleading.
    But to the gullible, the message is clear.’ It’s all the private sector’s fault, so we should nationalise the railways’.
    The BBC will not be camping outside the Network Rail headquarters demanding to speak to their senior ‘executives’ and asking whether the aervice should be privatised.

    Goebbels would be proud of them.

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    • Northern Dreamer says:

      Not only, but also…..when massive trade union strike action disrupts services for commuters, it hardly gets a mention apart from, ‘the management is to blame’

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    • JimS says:

      But Corbyn can’t nationalise the railways until we leave the EU, transport being an EU ‘competence’.

      Yet another of those policy conflicts that the BBC never examines, e.g. ‘save the countryside’ versus ‘build more houses’

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    • Sluff says:

      1 pm update.
      BBC news cover this story.
      At no time was the responsibility laid at the door of Network Rail.
      They were ‘mentioned’ only in tandem with South West Trains.
      Yet they managed to sneak in a call to renationalise the railways !!!!!
      Absolutely beneath contempt.

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  29. StewGreen says:

    Must be difficult selling a book when the BBC make you a free promo
    and give you an a free 15 minute advertising slot on national radio every day

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    • Fedup2 says:

      They also love repeating “ inside the Osama White House” – wistful thinking for the State Broadcaster

      Which readily accepted the intervention of a foreign head of state in trying to convince British voters to sell their freedom to a United States of Europe .

      Then spend 2 years trying to find evidence that the Ruskis influenced it – and failing .

         41 likes

    • john in cheshire says:

      Does Michael address the assertion by Joan Rivers, just before her suspicious death, that Mrs Bathhouse is a trannie?

      Or that the children aren’t actually hers/theirs?

         34 likes

    • TrueToo says:

      Stew Green, I don’t recall whether it was when Obama won the primary or the election to become the first “black” president that Michelle claimed that they were proud of being American for the first time – or words to that effect. This in a country that has long turned affirmative action into an art form, giving the ‘disadvantaged’ every possible boost to achieve whatever they wanted to.

      Comedian Jackie Mason had this to say on the subject:

      If blacks can get into university with lower grades than other races, then Jews should be able to play basketball with a lower net on the opposing side.

         46 likes

    • Dover Sentry says:

      The BBC are unlikely to spend hours and days worshipping Trump’s wife’s book when it appears.

      Will the BBC drop it’s hatred of Trump to praise his wife? I don’t think so.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I guess they are testing the waters as to whether she should do a Hilary and run against President Trump – other wise it’s the Osama Vice President … not much choice for the dems yet…

        I wonder if pres Trump will distance himself even further from the White House press swamp by reducing conferences if he isn’t allowed to control who has a press pass .

        If it were me I’d make it brutal for them . Best ways to treat his enemies – and surely foreign outfits such as the bbc need some kind of licensing of journos ….

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      • StewGreen says:

        2:15pm The trailer is for the Maya Angelou drama everyday next week at 10:45am
        – the 2:15 drama now is set in Syria , written by refugees

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    • tarien says:

      I cannot really see the interest in reading this woman’s book-why the H has she written it, or rather who wrote it for her? Maybe her memories are so memorable as to make it worthwhile, I doubt it. Knowing that his Presidency would not make the top ten Presidents of the USA. Ah well she is black skinned and so will favour well with all the media et al.

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  30. G.W.F. says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46247776

    The UK’s first black female history professor says she hopes she’s not “the only one” for long.
    Dr Olivette Otele was awarded a professorship and a chair in history by Bath Spa University last month.
    “I think structural barriers prevent people who look like me and from other ethnic backgrounds from reaching the ladder and achieving certain things.
    “You have to work harder, much harder,” Dr Otele told the BBC on being announced as one of its 100 Women 2018.
    —————————–
    She appears to have spent her entire academic career writing about colonialism. Not much else. Looks like a token. Got the chair cos she’s got black skin?
    This annoys me as it usually requires a lot more than a couple of publications to get a chair.

    I should declare that I have awarded PHDs to several black candidates who have produced outstanding work. But somehow the universities are rather selective in awarding higher office, perhaps because these candidates do not reflect the political requirements. Ditto with the BBC, who are careful in their selection of black successes.

    Details of her published work from From Wikipedia

    Monographs
    Histoire de l’esclavage britannique: des origines de la traite transatlantique aux premisses de la colonisation (Paris: M. Houdiard, 2008)
    Book chapters and journal articles
    ‘“Liberté, égalité, fraternité”: debunking the myth of egalitarianism in French education’ in Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University, ed. by J. Cupples and R. Grosfoguel (London: Routledge, 2018)

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    • G says:

      G.W.F.
      History? That’s useful. Bit like the sciences: Maths, Physics, Chemistry or even Law? These are the tough subjects.

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    • Anne says:

      “Histoire de l’esclavage britannique: des origines de la traite transatlantique aux premisses de la colonisation”

      “History of British Slavery: From the origins of the transatlantic slave trade to the beginnings of colonization”

      Well imagine my surprise !

      We get told off for mentioning the war. Slavery and colonisation go on and on and on.

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  31. oldcrone says:

    Interesting take on Brexit …. link from a poster on a thread on The Conservative Woman website … just to lighten your day a little or to depress you even more.

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  32. popeye says:

    I believe that this was on Twitter and YouTube but has been removed. Yet I bet that many anti-Trump memes, for example, remain. Bias? I’m sure that the thousands of BBC investigative journalists will do a programme about it!

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    • StewGreen says:

      I doubt that has been removed from Youtube
      cos the above video is embedded from Youtube
      and there are 5 uploads of it on YouTube at least

      Further up this page there is a Verhofstat/Hitler video that was banned between last night when I posted the link and this morning.

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  33. countryblues says:

    BBC : Doctor Whoess…

    Comrades…for those of you missing the joys and education of the new Doctor, I can report that you might have learned about zero-hours contracts, corporate tax loopholes and employment rights, to name but a few exciting features.

    Next week we travel to 2070 to see how the Brexit negotiations are progressing… 🙁

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  34. Cassandra says:

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  35. Northern Dreamer says:

    bBBC in surprising positive and lengthy coverage from the annual CBI conference. Businesses want a crap deal (Chequers- – -), I paraphrase ‘It’ll be a lot easier for us’ type deal. bBBC agree with May that we forget sovereignty, and look at what’s best (easiest) for businesses, especially fintech, and sod the fishing industry.
    THE REFERENDUM DID NOT ASK……”What is best for businesses, Leave, or Remain”.!!!!!!!

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Yep the beeb now fully behind the PM. Most of yesterday the no.1 website spot was filled by “May: Ousting me won’t help Brexit”.

      To ram home that May=good; Boris=bad, they’re now pushing a story that water cannons he bought have been scrapped at a £300k loss. Sadiq Khan: “For too long, London taxpayers have had to bear the brunt of Boris Johnson’s appalling botched water cannon deal. This has been another waste of taxpayers’ money by Boris Johnson. (NB: that ‘appalling’ deal works out at roughly 4p per Londoner.)

      Funny though… can’t find anything on the BBC about last week’s figures that showed City Hall staff costs have shot up £9m under Sadiq Khan. Or that there’s been a 25% increase in GLA workers earning £100k+ under him.

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    • Banania says:

      “Business has the right to expect certainty” – ugh? So business has the right to certainty and the Government is obliged to provide it? Are businessmen such snowflakes? Don’t they enjoy seizing opportunities and taking risks any more?

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  36. Fedup2 says:

    Dipped into another swamp dweller today – FT editorial – still professing disbelief that anyone would be stupid enough to leave the EU .

    My 3 sentence explanation would go in one ear and out the other.

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  37. Lucy Pevensey says:

    The backgrounds of 3,000 foreign doctors are being urgently checked after a conwoman with no qualifications was allowed to work as an NHS psychiatrist for 22 years.

    “Zholia Alemi, 56, claimed to have a degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand when she came to work in the UK in 1992.

    In reality, the convicted fraudster had flunked her first year and dropped out. But nobody at the General Medical Council, the watchdog responsible for vetting the background of medics, checked whether her documentation was genuine.

    At that time, doctors from certain Commonwealth countries could be cleared to start work simply by presenting their qualifications, without sitting any assessments.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6403771/Urgent-background-checks-ordered-3-000-doctors.html

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Lucy – Beyond belief?
      If we DO actually manage to leave the EU, someone is going to have to do some serious homework.
      A flood tide of applications/qualifications will be pouring in every single day. Especially if some bright spark MPs decide to virtue signal by fast-tracking visa applications from certain Commonwealth countries. You can get ‘degrees’ online for a little fee, anyway.
      More of the above naivete/gullibility/poor Home Office work/poor Border Force checks could prove fatal for many.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Lucy – getting a job in a vetting office – be it the GMC or Local Authority Housing Department must be the most lucrative to be had on lowly qualifications .

      I swear to god that I was at an outpatients department and the vibrant ‘ doctor ‘ couldnt Speak the lingo – tends to apply to out of hours locums too.
      Hits the vibrancy HR measure so that’s ok though .

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    • StewGreen says:

      There are plenty of bad white people, and from her photo she looks white
      but what’s her original nationality ?
      I note “a reference from her most recent employer in Pakistan”

      The web tells me “Alemi is quite popular family name mostly used in Iran while Afghanistan is ahead in terms of density”

      The BBC has previously reported about another Dr Alemi in Afhanistan
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29944329

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  38. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC photo editors with their finger on the pulse of the nation once again:

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  39. Roland Deschain says:

    Blessed are the soup makers…

    I’m betting that Muslim story stays longer on the news page than this one did.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Religious people realise that ignoring religion means you can talk to each other. Bring up religion and death occurs ….

      “Muslims and Jews come together to cook chicken soup

      Why? Today is Mitzvah Day – when religions unite to “build bridges of love””

      when religions unite – BY IGNORING RELIGION.

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  40. Sluff says:

    BBC 1 pm news.
    A BBC talking head (Norman Smith?) is broadcast from Palace Green, outside the Houses of Parliament.
    Behind him, a Remoaner protestor with two placards, framing the broadcaster’s head, one for a ‘People’s Vote’, photobombs the entire transmission.

    No attempt is made to remove him, move him on, reframe the shot, move the broadcaster, change angles. It was in effect, free unchallenged Remoaner advertising.

    Somehow I just cannot imagine for a single microsecond, that a Leave protestor wold be given such tolerant treatment.

    The BBC. World class in insidiousness bias.

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    • Luckyharry69 says:

      @sluff
      The same guy has been there all week on most broadcasts…he actually tried to talk to Simon McCoy during an interview the other day……..

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  41. gb123 says:

    Just in head explode mode from 30 seconds of ITV News this time. Quisling -Chamberlain is at the CBI and they are backing her. Blind acceptance by the nodding donkeys, sorry, talking heads. No mention of the appalling record the CBI has in economic forecasting and being a shill for the EU. Project moron is in full swing an all channels.

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      CBI head is former BBC Director of Strategy, Carolyn Fairbairn.

      The CBI receive donations from the EU.

      Need we say more?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Fairbairn

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      • StewGreen says:

        \\ New face atop @CBItweets – Carolyn Fairbairn was strategy director at BBC + ITV, No 10 policy adviser to John Major //
        \\New CBI Dir-Gen Carolyn Fairbairn is granddaughter of Charles Hill, the ‘Radio Doctor’ during WW2, later a Cabinet Minister & BBC Chairman //

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        • Rich says:

          Carolyn Fairbairn attended INSEAD, Institut European d’Administration des Affairs, heavily funded by the EU, and until quite recently owned a boutique hotel in Provence.

          You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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        • tarien says:

          She is a remainer none-theless-not the best person I would suggest to head an organsiation as the CBI-just hope that they are not paying too much Q!

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      • StewGreen says:

        Arch Remainer : Deborah Meaden lays into the CBI for accepting
        BrexRemain

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  42. StewGreen says:

    JVine LUNCHTIME show
    – seg about misdiagnosis a woman phones in about her husband who died, he had some dental work and then got a lump on his hip
    … Vine wasn’t listening so he gets to the end and says “what happened in the end”
    … he died you idiot
    “Oh I’m sorry Vine says”

    – 1:20pm now at LUNCHTIME he’s going on about dog poo and people not picking up.
    What’s he on £450K or something ?

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  43. Dover Sentry says:

    May’s Brexit comment on Sky:

    “my deal or perhaps no Brexit at all”

    https://news.sky.com/story/theresa-mays-risk-of-no-brexit-warning-leaves-her-situation-critical-11557271

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  44. Terminal Moraine says:

    Under the header ‘Life lessons’ on BBC Ideas: “young people in the UK talking about the issues that really matter to them”.

    I’m not sure what to say any more

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  45. rockefella says:

    Politics Live today – Isabel Oakshott and the preposterous Sonia Sodha – discussing Aaron Banks and Codswollop. Isabel mentioned that Remain should be equally investigated for overspending. Sodha’s faux outrage even at the suggestion was pure gold. She had a fit of the vapours and said that she had never heard of such a thing. Really ? Why did Isabel make no mention of Priiti Patel’s representation to the Electoral Commission. So many open goals missed ….

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  46. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Have placed Islam in the #1 slot ….

    Nenney fights for the protection of Muslim women in her courts and wants to change the negative perceptions of Sharia law.

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-46225037

    Nenney fights for the protection of Muslim women in her courts and wants to change the negative perceptions of Sharia law.

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    Nenney fights for the protection of Muslim women in her courts and wants to change the negative perceptions of Sharia law.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      MM slight correction — I think the #1 slot on that list is actually Hayat Sindi (Chief scientific adviser to the president of the Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia).

      But honestly all awards in future should go to the person who spends 7 years in their dressing gown

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  47. Dystopian says:

    I wonder how many more of these foreign doctors and engineers have fake qualifications.
    Are they illegal or just merely “undocumented”?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-46258687

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Dystopian.
      What a load of rubbish.
      Signed,
      The right honourable Doctor Sambo M’bongoland. MD. MRCVS. VC. FRCS. CDM. LGBT. STD. LMAO. ROFL. CCBGB. MBE. CBE. BBC. BBBC. KKK (whoops, disregard that one) etc.

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  48. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Does anyone think that the Tory mp’s who are putting the no confidence letters in to Brady are going public because they don’t trust Brady.
    If 48 letters are in the public domain then he will have no excuse not to call for a vote of no confidence.

    Also,
    I see that all the people in the ‘caravan’ heading to the USA are women, pre school age children and babies. I saw all the pictures on Sky news.

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  49. StewGreen says:

    Green energy ‘divide’ puts Scotland and London ahead of other parts of Britain
    \\ A TWO-TIER economy is emerging as Britain goes through an ‘energy revolution’ with advances in electric vehicles and smart appliances, a new study says.
    The report, commissioned by the Drax Group
    Researchers from Imperial College London and E4tech drew up a ‘barometer’ of regional and national progress, covering power, transport and buildings.

    London and Scotland are pulling ahead while the north of England and East Midlands lag furthest behind.
    …, indicated that London benefits from the country’s greenest transport system. The capital also receives 45 per cent of national funds for rail electrification, resulting in the lowest carbon emissions from rail.
    Scotland is joint leader due to its successful shift from fossil fuels to renewable generated electricity. //
    So all that trillion tonnes of concrete in Crossrail London ..is greener that me on a bicycle ?

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