Biased BBC Christmas Special

A happy Christmas to all our readers and contributors . In the spirit of the Season let us remember the good old days when the BBC helped make Christmas as opposed to current times .


and a special thought to the 49 thousand members of the £12 billion pound BBC pension fund .

Merry Christmas and an unbiased 2019

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  1. jip says:

    BBC front page news has the headline: “Banksy’s Port Talbot snow mural attacked by ‘drunk halfwit'”

    Going into more detail on this on this important news the BBC tells us: “The mural was not damaged and police ultimately did not attend the incident at about 22:30 GMT on Saturday.”

    So the opinion of an unknown security guard, on an unverified “drunken halfwit” who was on on public property, and did not do any damage to this mural, and the incident was not even bad enough to involve the police… merits front page news by the BBC?

    This “news” sounds like something that used to come out of the Soviet Union… when they used to report about their “bumper” harvests in every news cast… while the Citizens of that country saw bare shelves in their day to day lives.

    Next they will be snatching people off the streets for mentioning Islamic rape gangs… And the media will fail to report on it… this also the kind of thing that used to happen in the Soviet Union.


  2. Dystopian says:

    What a load of absolute clap trap is Eastenders!
    Portraying the streets of the East End of London as a little lovely cosy multi culti love fest where everyone gathers as one big happy family and sings carols together. A baby born on Christmas Eve and it’s black with the little girl asking “is that the baby Jesus?” Oh how sweet. It’s a boy! Another one to grow up and join the ever increasing knife crime statistics?
    The bbc are in fantasy land. Mary poppins is more realistic!


    • jip says:

      We wish you a hushed up Christmas
      We wish you a hushed up Christmas
      We wish you a hushed up Christmas
      … and a suppressed new year.

      Good raping we bring…
      to you and you kin…
      We wish you a hushed up Christmas
      You’ll be in prison next year.

      You’ll be in the can…
      If you mention Islam…
      We wish you a hushed up Christmas
      You’ll be in prison next year.

      Muhammad is a paedo we know…
      Who’d rape a Kufir in the snow…
      And ideologically thats ok…
      Because the BBC says so.

      Its racist they say…
      To criticize Islam in any way
      Because the police state are watching.
      And they will make you pay.


  3. Dystopian says:

    Season of goodwill to all men…except if they happen to be Christians. ….

    Not on the bbc.


    • StewGreen says:

      So thats a Pak Christian guy served with deportation notice
      ..come over here as a student ..who now claims he can’t return cos Pak is hostile to him
      ..and that the rest of his siblings are here on other visas

      case #2 of Christian family in Netherlands
      \\ Worshippers at a Dutch church have vowed to continue more than six weeks of continuous prayer services “for as long as necessary” to prevent the deportation of an Armenian family.
      Bethel church in the Hague is shielding the Tamrazyan family under a Dutch law that prevents police entering a place of worship while a ceremony is in progress. //

      There’s two issues here
      #1 whether these Christians are being unfairly treated compared to Muslims
      #2 Whether we support the Border dept once they have made a decision

      … To me the Armenian family would be better off in Georgia, a Christian country next door
      – Likewise I’m not sure if every part of Pakistan is dangerous to Christians

      .. i think actually it’s better for rich countries to accept zero refugees and rather subcontract our allocation to countries who can do the job more cheaply. That would seriously discourage fake refugees ho are really economic migrants.

      The principle also has to be that refugees are directed towards countries with similar cultures
      ie Muslim refugees should go to Muslim countries
      and African Christians ..are better off in safe African countries so that when their home country stabilises they can return.


  4. Up2snuff says:


    Heat the Wok with Andrew Marr (BBC R4 9am, rep 9.30pm) today, talking about ice. Very sage nodding when the problem of Global Warming and Climate Change is mentioned. Finishes with earnest explorer wishing to take CO2 producing aircraft and then CO2 producing boat loads of young people to Antarctica to see it for themselves. No doubt when they post photos on Facebook and Twitter and their Vlogs & Blogs, all their relatives, friends and contemporaries will then want to go there and see it for themselves, producing a whole lot more CO2.

    If that was not bad enough …

    Chris (Fact-Check) Morris was in charge of The World Tonight. He has an item, after one about political and scientific facts, on the dire future of the planet due to AGW & CC.

    The BBC in 2018 ….. not joining up the dots on Climate Change and Global Warming.

    Totally brainless.


  5. StewGreen says:

    J K Rowling’s twitterstorm
    \\ I have, for all my life, voted Labour, yet now I cannot.’ //
    ..She says Saint Jeremy doesn’t do anything about anti-Semitisim


  6. Celtic_Mist says:

    A happy Christmas to all –

    “Renewed talk of a second referendum is just what the remainers, or I should say the remoaners, its only what they want, to keep people keep voting until the establishment gets the result it wants.”


  7. Guest Who says:

    It’s a Christmas miracle!

    The LNS clearly has the bbc beaten for adoration.

    Sadly, #CCBGB


    • StewGreen says:

      Laurentian News Service is of course a parody account
      “Official News Aggregator Service of the Laurentian Elite, Canada’s chosen people”


    • gb123 says:

      What you are seeing here is one of Baldrick’s cunning plans to get rid of JT as a present to the Canadian people.


  8. Synchronised says:

    Anyone read Robert Aitkens book The Noble Liar (BBC). If you have the spare cash may I suggest that everyone here buys ten copies each and distributes them to any individual that doesn’t believe what we all know. Merry Xmas everyone.


    • StewGreen says:

      “Robin Aitken” In The Noble Liar, a new book about the BBC’s left-wing groupthink Melanie Phillips wrote in the Times

      the BBC believes it reflects accepted wisdom, otherwise known as the “centre ground”.
      the former BBC journalist, devotes a whole chapter to its bias over Brexit.
      During the Brexit negotiations, he writes, although the EU was the main obstacle to progress, BBC journalists respectfully presented the claims by EU apologists as reasonable and true.
      The attack-dog treatment was reserved for British ministers (plus, I would add, Brexiteers in general).
      Aitken ascribes this to the BBC’s abiding love affair with the EU, rooted in the corporation’s innate internationalism. Over the years, he writes, the BBC has framed the European issue almost exclusively in economic terms and the impossibility of Britain prospering outside the EU.
      So it had little interest in the most important objection to membership: the challenge to Britain’s sovereign independence. Anyone who challenges this by supporting no-deal is therefore by definition an extremist.
      .. the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove and the commander of British forces in the Falklands War, Major-General Julian Thompson, published a devastating critique. (of May’s agreement re the military side) ..The two also supported leaving with no deal.
      ..the BBC did not report it

      .. such supporters also include the former chancellor Lord Lawson of Blaby, the former Ulster Unionist leader Lord Trimble, members of Economists for Free Trade and a range of academics and business people.
      They are nevertheless written off as marginal, because the belief that no-deal is so obviously worse than any alternative is deemed incontestable.

      BBC gets a thorough bashing in the comments
      ..and Commenter Ian Hislop gets few likes


      • Synchronised says:

        Stew, I could not put it down. I felt like I’d discovered the text from an ancient religion, something I’d been looking for my whole life. It’s an absolute must read.


  9. Demon says:

    This is not BBC, nor even TV but it is the same mindset.

    Mrs D and myself went to the RSC version of A Christmas Carol a few days ago. Some of it was beautifully done but the script was completely changed to fulfill SJW standards. I know the story extremely well (I’ve read it dozens of times) so know how hackneyed the script. Repeated lectures on child labour in Victorian times – Dickens was far more eloquent on social issues than these pathetic SJWs could ever be.

    Scrooge was turned into a racist – after all in their tiny little minds there is no greater crime than to make a racist comment. There is absolutely nothing whatever about race in the book, Scrooge hated everybody, you could say he was an equal-opportunity hater.. Many of the male characters (but never the bad ones) became women.

    There was of course the obligatory anti-Trump joke which fell flat so it was repeated, then some of the audience went hysterical (the thickos needed to be told it twice to understand it despite it being as subtle as a sledgehammer) although many did not react in the “right” way I’m pleased to say. There was loads of changes to the plot it generally made things worse.

    I could make a whole list of these changes and SJWing but the point is why do these lefty-fascists always ruin things for other people! Not everything needs to be politicised even if you are an SJW.

    Still Merry Christmas and God Bless us every-one.


    • StewGreen says:

      Dickens the famous anti-racist ?
      Scrooge is not down as a Jewish character, but In a Christmas Carol this was Marley .. who is Jewish … who is bogged down in chains and suffering for his greed that he had during his lifetime.
      ..and there’s obviously Fagin .. master criminal who kept the pickpockets working and in line.

      This RSC adaption was by David Edgar “playwright and veteran anti-racist campaigner”..It’s not new it dates to Feb 2017 ..Dec 2017 review
      – There aren’t many tweets praising this 2018 season.
      His Guardian articles

      What did he think of the murder of Lee Rigby ?

      BTW in April the RSC & libverse exploded at Quentin Letts when in a play review he said

      “was Mr Wringer cast because he is black? If so, the RSC’s clunking approach to politically correct casting has again weakened its stage product. “I suppose its managers are under pressure from the Arts Council to tick inclusive boxes, but at some point they are going to have to decide if their core business is drama or social engineering.”


  10. G.W.F. says:

    No more trouble from drones, the ones that don’t exist and those that do exist. We now have a Minister for Drones.


  11. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Sorry if this spoils anyone’s Christmas. It’s not very nice to see.
    Are you against unlimited, uncontrolled immigration? You Racist!


    • StewGreen says:

      Hmm why would anyone use one cameraphone to record a video playing on another
      .. unless to hide the source ?
      Without an authenticated source, how can you be sure where it originates ? could be 10 years old or something.


  12. Despairada says:

    Radio 4 news has as it’s first, and therefore perceived by them as most important and interesting item, the 13 iranian invaders being saved by two of our lifeboat crews who one would have hoped would know better. On Christmas day they think this is what we want to hear and they expect us to be relieved at their rescue. Well I’m not.

    Anyway, I shouldn’t be on the internet today. I’m off back to the cooker.

    Bless you all (but not muslims).


    • G.W.F. says:

      I always donate and raise funds for lifeboat organizations. I will have to have a rethink


      • StewGreen says:

        by 6pm they were onto 40
        with more neutral language like “collected”
        ..Smugglers picked today for an onslaught , some migrants were arrested whist walking in Folkstone
        9 were intercepted by French


  13. Cassandra says:

    Why do BBC news reports insist on using the verb ‘rescued’ when illegal immigrants are apprehended entering UK waters in their rubber dingys?
    Are paedophiles liberated when caught?
    Are Muslim stabbing car drivers retrieved?
    Are rapist groomers extricated?
    There’s one sentence with a very appropriate verb that I’ve never heard in a BBC news report and that is, that the invaders were ‘returned’ to police custody in France.
    Bah, humbug.


  14. G.W.F. says:

    Guess what?

    A bunch of raving loonies, who chain themselves to railings, have been protesting outside the BBC demanding that our distinguished propaganda service does more on climate change

    Over to you Harrabin

    Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group
    They’ve blocked bridges, glued themselves to the gates of Downing Street, and closed roads, all in the name of stopping climate change.
    On Friday they protested outside several BBC offices in the UK, demanding that the corporation make climate change and environmental issues its top priority – in both editorial coverage and corporate management.


  15. StewGreen says:

    So how will the BBc screw it up ?
    \\ Writer Andrew Davies adapted Victor Hugo’s 1862 Les Misérables into a new six-part series for BBC One.
    .. And the story’s in for a big change.
    Speaking to the Telegraph, he said he thinks there’s a latent homosexuality between main characters Jean Valjean and Javert.//

    – The production will feature disproportionate black actors
    (There’s not a single foreigner among the 120 named characters in the novel)
    – Working class, will be conveyed by giving them northern English accents


    • Up2snuff says:


      A very good reason to give up the Licence Fee and stop watching UK broadcasters.


  16. StewGreen says:

    Christmas Quiz
    ..when does the Grenfell Inquiry resume ?
    The Grenfell event from day one has been a controlled public relations exercise for the Labour Party, to bash the Tories
    And so timing has to help Labour win the next election.
    … So the inquiry is REALLY not due to restart until the END of 2019

    FFS You can’t bring back the dead , only prevent repeats
    So main thing to do is to make sure high rise tenants have their own CO2 fire extinguishers and are trained how to use them, as well as practiced in evacuation.
    Top Times comment

    Due to the left weaponising this tragedy I have lost all interest and am completely fed up of this now.
    FFS why did the building resemble down town Kabul ?
    Full of Middle Eastern people who I know do love to lounge on our benefits system, courtesy of the left.
    Why almost no English people living in the tower?
    What about all the subletting that went on?
    Also, we need to investigate the state of mind of the left with is constant sabotaging of the story and its continual wallowing in victimhood and grief.
    What about the stupidity on marching onto Kensington Council, creating a riot and what exactly was that meant to really achieve?
    Was it really the fault of all the rich who have lovely houses nearby and should we really confiscate some of their houses to park up people from all parts of the world to come and live on our benefits system?
    The rubbish created by the left is endless.


  17. BRISSLES says:

    BBC news this morning. Excited reporter outside the church in Norfolk awaiting the arrival of the Royals. She then hones in a clutch of children – none were of the white persuasion, asking them puerile questions of which it took all of 5 minutes to answer. More excruciating then having teeth pulled. I changed channels.

    Outside reporters should be banned from going anywhere near anyone under the age of 21 for a comment. Change that – to ANY member of the public !!!


  18. StewGreen says:

    Christmas Quiz
    #Q2 What will be the 2018 homicides in London tally be ?
    (include murders, manslaughters and self-defence killings)
    Dec 13th : 125 “The killing of a second teenager in London in four days has driven the capital’s murder rate to a ten-year high.”

    December 20, there had been 131 homicides in London.
    (same as the recent record 131 in 2009 )

    Dec 13th Jay Sewell, 18, was stabbed to death on Tuesday night during a fight in Lee, southeast London.
    Aron Warren, also 18, died of knife wounds in an unrelated attack three miles away in Greenwich at 9.40pm on Saturday.
    For the first murder Charlie Dudley (25) of Sibthorpe Road, LEE has been charged

    Oh it’s not like he’s been picked up before, jailed a couple of months and let go ?

    Dec 20 #1 Two teenage boys have been charged with the murder of Wilham Mendes a 25-year-old black Portuguese amateur boxer who was robbed & stabbed in Tottenham.
    #2 Also Richard Odunze-Dim, 20, who was shot and killed in Edmonton, north London
    That’s 2 on the same long road : Tottenham High Road : Tottenham then 1 mile up in Edmonton,
    and then the other 2 were south of the river just 3 miles apart


  19. StewGreen says:

    Peaceful Paris
    December 1, a 75 year old Brit woman arrives on the Eurostar in the Paris, gets out of a taxi stuck in riots
    .. gets knocked and trampled by the crowd
    .. almost lost an eye when her head was sliced open by broken glass and suffered a shattered shoulder
    ..then a thief dragged her along the rubble-strewn street trying to wrench her handbag from her shoulder.
    “All around there are cars burning and exploding — the noise was something else. It was a war zone.”


  20. StewGreen says:

    Dec 17th Vatican’s #3 guy Found Guilty on All Counts of historic Sex Abuse, in Australian court
    .. but due to a second case in January reporting in Australia is banned
    Previously it always looked liked the left were pursuing a witchhunt against Cardinal Pell (head of Vatican finance) many will have to reconsider after backing him (eg Andrew Bolt)


  21. StewGreen says:

    Dec 12th Afghan refugee 17, Saber Akhondzada, thanks 🇦🇹 Austria for taking him in by stabbing Austrian girl 16 to death
    .. He’d previously said ..’don’t deport me , cos my life is in danger as I am wanted for murder back in Afghanistan’..hmm he must have been 14 then


  22. Dystopian says:

    And on goes the invasion with little or no resistance…

    Five migrant boats rescued in English Channel.


    • G.W.F. says:


      And so the coastguards, lifeboat services, and all are doing their bit to repopulate this country.
      I can’t see why these invaders can’t wait a few hours at one of the Normandy ports when they will be given a ride in a UK car or mysteriously avoid customs search of the large lorries They are getting through. I travel to France regularly and notice that the migrants are smartly dressed and not sleeping rough and do not have to wait long for UK cars and cans to meet them in the tree areas near the port.


      • Guest Who says:

        Not the bbc, but the media seem as one in what they seek to punt out as news, and how it gets received.

        Indeed, comments could be going better.


        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          GW – “condemned” I do not think so.
          Condemned would be arrested as spies in wartime and summarily shot.


        • StewGreen says:

          Yep gets a caning both in the Times and on Twitter
          Top Times comment ..and look how comments are being deleted
          #3 comment

          Shouldn’t the headline read:-
          Various European Governments Refuse to Participate in People Smuggling”

          Yep agree encouraging them causes more deaths .
          On Twitter 180 replies mock theTimes
          + someone posts an anti-Soros cartoon
          (hmm not sure about that Israeli flag.. ah it’s Argentine )


          • G.W.F. says:

            Sword Beach today, where the allies landed to liberate France and the rest of Europe. These invaders are coming from France.



        • StewGreen says:

          The journo previously tweeted
          I note he retweets the Guardian etc.


        • Guest Who says:

          Certainly the Times’ commitment to open debate is getting noticed.


          • BRISSLES says:

            Condemned ???? excuse me ? At least they’ll spend the day being fed and having someone to talk to; unlike hundreds of thousands of elderly in this country who are “condemned” to spending the day alone with no-one to talk to. I know.


  23. StewGreen says:

    Times : Trevor Phillips said “It’s wrong to treat British Muslims as a racial group”
    \\ The All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims is calling for the government to adopt a definition of Islamophobia as “rooted in racism” and “a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”. //
    and he argues strong against that
    I note the metrolib Times allows its readers no open comment o that article


    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      Just one more reason why The Inhabitants of the Palace of Westminster need to be culled.
      Culling seems harsh, but it will, in the long term, benefit the species.

      We need a referendum about this, soon.
      What proportion of members of The House of Commons and the House of Lords should be tried for treason?
      a) 100%.
      b) All of them.

      The government will implement what you decide.


  24. LastChanceSaloon says:

    2018-12-25 Washington Times
    (The Washington Post is the Communist, white hating, publication)
    “Why Britain should just quit Europe” Peter Morici

    Suggests we tell the EU to stick it, and states why the EU will collapse.

    “Peter Morici is an economist and business professor at the University of Maryland, and a national columnist.”

    Peter any chance you could pop across the pond for a few weeks and pretend to be our PM?


  25. Celtic_Mist says:

    I have only recently become reluctantly aware of how biased the BBC is because all my life I had believed that it could be trusted. The methods used by the BBC protect their biased asses are quite subtle and rely on at least two strategies:
    On any news subject BBC reporting is broken down into multiple reports and one of these will contain a fair summary of all the facts. The rest of the reporting however will pick out whatever of these facts suits its world view and promote it.
    Another strategy, used over the holidays, is where a short report was broadcast in this case about how liberal ideology in Sweden is failing. Of course, this would have gone unnoticed by most, but the BBC can always refer to it in the future to protect themselves.


  26. Guest Who says:

    On matters #CCBGB the Economist is another publication, along with such as the FT, that are the BBC’s kind of folk. Along with Brexit, here they are thinking in terms of only money:


  27. StewGreen says:

    Happy Boxing Day, but the BBC doesn’t let up
    ..spitting their toss pottery into your ears as soon as you wake up
    …Guest “Oooh discrimination against women in the publishing industry”…At least Mishal got round to saying “There’s a lot of women in the best seller list”
    … Doh, publishing is an industry almost totally dominated by women ..far more women working in it than men, even in management level.


  28. StewGreen says:

    Here’s the #R4Today line up promoted by today’s guest editor
    … who doesn’t seem to know that when you promote the show you need to use the #R4Today hashtag, otherwise the tweet is not found by listeners.


  29. Guest Who says:

    Uh oh, dissent in the ranks….


  30. StewGreen says:

    Nice cartoon
    .. then look at this Twitter thread where the snarling MetroLiberals project their *bigotry*


  31. StewGreen says:

    In a long article libmobber Peter Dukes complains the BBC didn’t hype complaints against the Leave campaign.
    \\ When Chris Wylie’s revelations were finally published by Carole Cadwalladr in the Observer in March, Cambridge Analytica became a global story, with important new follow-ups from Channel 4 news, the New York Times and CNN //
    … yeh a list of reliable news sources …NOT


  32. Guest Who says:

    Twitter at the moment is so excellent as the more experienced propagandists have buggered off to the slopes leaving the WorkEx kids in charge.


  33. Guest Who says:

    Eating their own.


    • Demon says:

      Why does it need to broadcast across the EU? Surely the docile majorities in the EU are already full onboard with the sort of pro-EU and SJW propaganda that the BBC wants to indoctrinate them with.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Was always an anomaly that people in the Irish Republic get the BBC without paying a licence fee . Hence the snowflake attitude of young Irish which puts a ReuchEU mouthpiece in charge .


  34. StewGreen says:

    BBC and useless May government are best friends and pushing joint agenda now that May is delivering the non-Brexit BBC luvvies want
    They give the Javid a spot, make a special webpage about “hate crime”* and then tweet promotion right after he’s been on.
    * interesting that the pages title fails to mention it’s about Scotland only.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Off to try and burn off a calorie. Got a Fitbit from the missus.

    Meanwhile, this made me chuckle.


  36. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Anybody know what’s happened to the vehicle ramming incident in Liverpool.
    It seems to have disappeared from the news.
    Have they caught anyone or issued any details of suspects.

    Have they banned ‘white’ christmas yet?


  37. Guest Who says:

    Yesss…. the bbc are going full retard. Well I never. Now with added ingredients.

    Bet Nadiya is free for Today to fly over and ‘report’ outside the home of a child the MSM are utterly prepared to sacrifice on the altar of TDS.


  38. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Is there any MSM interest in what’s happening (or may be happening) here? I’m not getting my news from mainstream sources very much lately.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Not surprised at this. Erdogan is hoping to be the new Sultan of a revived Ottoman Empire. He already has one foot in Germany, which no other Ottoman Sultans have ever achieved.
      Into Syria now, allegedly in pursuit of the Kurdish ‘militants’, the PKK, in the Manbij area.
      Psst, don’t say a word about the Turkish genocide against Armenians, big secret.
      Don’t even think about Constantinople.
      The Turks are always peace-loving people, who just happen to be a wee bit expansionist.
      Next target: EU Good progress being made. He is a big buddy of that masterful strategist, Ms Merkel, since she paid him 6 billion Euro to enforce the German border, by holding back the millions of ‘migrants’ waiting in Turkey.
      Hope Assad kicks Erdogan’s backside in Syria.
      Will look for reliable sources.
      There is a bit on “Sputnik”, but not up to date.


      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        A possible German-Ottoman alliance is one reason I wanted us out of the EU. I don’t want Germany dragging us in to that kind of dangerous alliance. Britain could/should have been a resistor-nation to that kind of power base.


        • fakenewswatcher says:

          I have a feeling the UK has been in favour of Turkey joining the EU, which it would dominate, demographically-speaking.
          An Ottaman-German alliance could well be different from the past, with the Ottomans leading and the Germans obeying. Merkel and her grand alliance government have been showing every sign of playing second fiddle to the Turks, who have completely outwitted Merkel.
          Erdogan has had a free hand to whip up millions of Turks living in Germany for his own purposes, and most of them appear to remain Turks first and Germans second.


        • fakenewswatcher says:

          I have a feeling the UK has been in favor of Turkey joining the EU, which it would dominate, demographically-speaking.
          An Ottaman-German alliance could well be different from the past, with the Ottomans leading and the Germans obeying. Merkel and her grand alliance government have been showing every sign of playing second fiddle to the Turks, who have completely outwitted Merkel.
          Erdogan has a free hand to whip up millions of Turks living in Germany for his own purposes, and most of them appear to remain Turks first and Germans second. ‘German’ Turks lead political parties in Germany (eg The Greens) and generally have a lot to say in the promotion of Islamic values in Germany.
          If Islam is trying to get into Europe in a big way, the bridgehead is already there- in Germany.
          Apologies, some duplication seems to have occured.


  39. StewGreen says:

    11:40am randomly switch on and its a comedy drama,..they’re sneering at Trump
    ..a character saying “I am not riding on the stomach of a giant Climate Denier”


    • StewGreen says:

      prog description : “This Christmas one-off special sees the team reunite one last time to take on Donald Trump”


  40. Guest Who says:

    Interesting collection of twitter addresses for Christmas, Nick.


  41. fakenewswatcher says:

    Congratulations to R4 (I don’t often find myself saying that, but praise where it’s due). Their lunch-time bulletin took the government to task for failing to protect British shores against the ‘migrant’ invasion by little boats. It quoted Dover MP, Charlie Elphicke, to the effect that the Home Office and other relevant authorities (Border Force?) were not being effective at all. Just for a brief moment there, it seemed the text had been written by the bbc of old.
    By comparison, an evasive lunchtime beeb TV1 news bulletin made it sound like a jolly outing was being had by all, and the weather was possibly spoiling it for the ‘migrants’.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I have no problem with saving those in little dinghies just as long as all those saved are immediately returned to France and the boats destroyed.
      Keeping them here gives out the message that soft touch Britain will give you everything, will not deport you and illegal entry is accepted. That in turn will encourage more to make the trip.
      With our government I have absolutely no faith that they will return them and can only see increasing numbers with many dying in the attempt.


      With our rapidly diminishing Forces here’s a suggestion to save some money.
      Instead of spending billions to attack enemy airfields we should get a couple of hundred drones which will ground the enemy airforce as has been shown at Gatwick.


      • fakenewswatcher says:

        Emmanuel – Nobody wants to see anybody drown, but do you really think all those saved will be returned to France? Doubt it.
        I know of cases where people doing it all legally from abroad, job available, paperwork done, visas applied for, etc were rejected.
        So why should anyone trying to enter illegally be allowed to set foot here? They too, had the option of applying legally.


        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          fnw – “Nobody wants to see anybody drown”
          Apart from the crowds applauding ISIS dropping cages full of people into swimming pools.


  42. Roland Deschain says:

    The BBC: first with the breaking news you need to know.


  43. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch.

    Fake News? Shirley Williams’ memories of the 1975 EEC Referendum do not align with mine. ‘All about peace.’ No Shirley, it was all about Trade, Sovereignty, Law-making and Influence. On and by the way, Shirley, the Viet Nam war did not end in 1974, it ended during the EEC Referendum campaign, in April 1975.

    Fake News? Mark Mardell claimed that that 1975 Referendum campaign was a bitterly fought one, with opponents knocking verbal chunks out of each other. I recall it was extremely civilised and think that the archive clip you posted, Mark, proved it.

    So to answer the question: is there Fake News on the BBC?



    • Guest Who says:

      Fake, along with its companion, manufactured.

      This one has the lot, from a classic question as a headline cover, and ‘quotes’.


  44. Guest Who says:

    Comments seem rather ‘problematic’.

    Doesn’t seem like the BBC audience is convinced at all.


    • Guest Who says:

      Today Programme really tapping into its audience base. Or, from the comments, not.

      “Some asylum seekers are kept in detention for indefinite periods. We spoke to two who said it was like being in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. Full video:


    • G.W.F. says:

      Mishal Hussein interviewing a fellow traveller, she represents today’s version of Lord Haw Haw, propagandising for the invader.


    • StewGreen says:

      She’s ” award-winning” You are jealous
      ..I bet you couldn’t have won the awards she has !
      1999: Prime Minister’s Award for Literature in Pakistan, for In the City by the Sea
      2002: Patras Bokhari Award from the Academy of Letters in Pakistan,
      2005: Patras Bokhari Award, for Broken Verses
      2010: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, for Burnt Shadows
      2018: Women’s Prize for Fiction, for Home Fire

      – You could not win that last award ..unless you are a woman
      – You could not win the first three awards ..unless you are a Pakistani
      – You could not win that Anisfield-Wolf award ..unless you write something making an “important contributions to the understanding of racism” (by which they probably mean conforming to groupthink, I’d guess few white male conservatives have ever won it.


  45. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Dual apologies in advance.
    #1 If this has been on BBBC already and I missed it.
    #2 To Guido, from whose site I have borrowed it.

    The quality of MPs seems to have deteriorated.
    The quality of female, Conservative MPs, seems to have fallen through the floor. 745c2690eac8c9469fd0eaf6c26093b45a95c8ba4644ac3d32c02d5184423646.jpg


  46. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Cattle Correspondent is always good value, if a bit iffy on facts and logic.


    • StewGreen says:

      #1 Does the debater address the issue of does he deflect with whataboutery ?
      #2 ..and anyway his accusation doesn’t bear close scrutiny
      .. The average Muslim is simply not living in day to day fear of death from “far right”
      Nor probably any more likely to shouted out at, by nutters than the rest of us are.

      #3 Is the BBC misrepresenting Javid anyway, cos previously he has mentioned the rape gangs


    • StewGreen says:

      MH’s tweet is a bit bonkers
      He argues cos X doesn’t lead to Y
      ..Then you are wrong to say A leads to B
      The fallacy there : non-sequitur

      + He’s done misrepresentation and fallacy of false equivalence
      + Javid is oversimplifying at the start


    • StewGreen says:

      MH is bonkers where are all the injured people from “right wing” terrorism.
      There are probably more living victims like blinded or limbs lost due to animal rights terrorism.
      Whereas Islamist terrorism is a whole different magnitude
      ..For British people there is a risk of being injured in Islamist terrorism when they go to London or a concert, or a European city or beaches like in Egypt or Tunisia
      ..vs nothing for far right attacks.

      MH is being very disrespectful to victims of Islamist terror by playing it down, particularly those with life changing injuries who often forgotten as the dead are remembered.
      I searched for proper stats ..ecen the HOC reposts don’t list the injured
      The Wikipedia page does list initial injured say 512 for Manchester Arena, but doesn’t break that down into “life changing injuries”


  47. StewGreen says:

    5:35pm R4 Brexit ProjectFear : “Adrian Goldberg asks if he should get a German passport ?”
    … Well his South Asian wife would be in a different queue
    ..episode2 tomorrow


  48. Lucy Pevensey says:


  49. Lucy Pevensey says:

    What are we waiting for?

    ‘Kick Them Out’: Syrian Women Tell Europe to Send Men Home to Rebuild Country


  50. TrueToo says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all esteemed colleagues on this fine site!!

    The time of year made me reflect on a blog I used to comment on years ago written by Dr. Laurie Roth, committed Christian, tae kwon do black belt, counsellor, radio talk show host, Trump supporter and musician/singer/songwriter.

    I recall a story she told at a time when the insidious anti-Christian assault in the US was really arousing her ire as companies would instruct their workers never to mention Christmas and use the pathetic ‘happy holidays’ instead. So when she went to her supermarket she cheered the girl at the till up with a hearty “Merry Christmas.”

    I just Googled her and was glad to see that she is still going strong.

    Can’t link at the moment but anyone interested can Google Laurie Roth column.