635 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 9 January 2019

  1. Guest Who says:

    In which the BBC again turns to those with whom it agrees, and assumes all others do too.

    Spoiler: most do not.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s clear that because Mr Cocker likes to sleep with common people he is most perceptive when it comes to voting habit.

      I wonder who put the “er” into his name ?


  2. LastChanceSaloon says:

    David Cameron explaining the referendum to parliament :-
    “I am very happy to agree with my hon. Friend. “In” means we remain in a reformed EU; “out” means we come out. As the leave campaigners and others have said, “out” means out of the EU,
    out of the European single market, out of the Council of Ministers—out of all those things . . .”

    So leave means leave.
    But remain means “remain in a reformed EU”

    The EU has not reformed, at all. Clearly those who voted Remain did not know what they were voting for, since remain in an unreformed EU is an invalid option.
    Only Leave votes can be taken into account.
    Leave therefore won the referendum vote by 17 410 742 to 0.
    I believe this is the most significant result in UK history and look forward to Theresa May making a call to the unreformed Barnier and telling him the UK left the EU five minutes ago.


  3. digg says:

    Financial Desperation bites at the Independent Website apparently (in my opinion, one of the ideas machine of the BBC) it appears now that now readers are forced to watch Commercials for a few seconds before an article becomes available. this seems to be a new move and is affecting to some degree many of the left wing press machines. It must be like a stone in the shoe to the managements who are reduced to falling into bed in with Commercial Capitalism to prop up the propaganda machines.


  4. StewGreen says:

    Twitter news : 2 Indian cricketers suspended for sexist comments on Indian TV
    .. no news story actually prints what they said
    Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

    this tweet thread quotes the dialogue
    Saying they acted like total unashamed playboys


  5. LastChanceSaloon says:

    So the yellow vests are trying to get a run on the Euro.
    This might achieve a lot very quickly.
    It can be copied throughout the Eurozone with very little effort.
    I can find very little comment on the possible outcomes, press silenced I assume.


  6. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Remember the two Scandinavian women who were beheaded in Morocco? It seems a British man (whatever that means these days) escaped the same fate. The man is not named.

    “The gang reportedly met an elderly man from the UK in the Atlas Mountains on 17 December while on lookout for victims. The man told them that he was a Muslim, and they chose to let him go.”


    The man told them that he was a Muslim, and they chose to let him go.
    A detail the likes of Albeebistan would want to keep under wraps I’m sure.


    • vlad says:

      I’m baffled: the murders had Nothing To Do With Islam, according to the beebistan, so why would telling the murderers you’re a muslim make any difference?


  7. StewGreen says:

    The Gravesend car attack, was revenge for being thrown out of nightclub
    Mo jalled for 28 years


    • Swelter says:

      StewGreen…What is really offensive and outrageous is in the above portrait . They have put a light coloured plaster on poor Abdul. Has anyone got Owen Jones phone number.


      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        S – Has anyone got Owen Jones phone number?
        No, but if I had, Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Bixby would be calling 8 trillion times every day to insult him.


      • Eddy Booth says:

        The plaster is nothing , did they have to pump 10,000 volts into him before the mugshot.
        And why and when did we adopt the American arrest photo given to media idea.


    • Guest Who says:

      At risk of being somethingist, that is likely not on any list in this solar system, so how it got in at all is a mystery.


    • vlad says:

      I bet he was a real hit in the nightclub. Probably had some killer moves too.


  8. StewGreen says:

    Bradford is it racist police persecuting hard working taxi drivers ?


    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      Legislation against mass rapes is ignored. They are not going to bother about vehicle care like bald tyres.
      One exception, whiplash injuries in car accidents, only seems to happen to Pakistanis.


    • The Sage says:

      Now let me guess which community owns and runs these taxis. I bet they don’t smoke Woodbines or own whippets.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Katty Kay, look away now.


    If you peeked, check in to a BBC-approved facility asap.


  10. theisland says:

    Perhaps the most contemptible of the contemptibles

    Compare and contrast


  11. fakenewswatcher says:

    I SO enjoyed the beeb lunchtime TV news.
    The first 10-15 minutes became a Andy Murray tribute show, you’d never have guessed you were on the news.
    I had to get the tissues out, I was so touched.
    There was a bit about the great Amber, moving the two children goalpoasts at will. A SNP body declared the state had no role in telling anyone how many children to have. She forgot all about the state/taxpayer having to pay for each of them.
    There was a bit about the great Dominic, who – having taken time away from Treezer to think again after losing vote, declared that Article 50 should be moved somewhere into the distance.
    Then there was the beeb ‘musician’ of 2018, the great Octavian. (Assuming you can really refer to Rap as music, a crime I’ve never been guilty of.)
    Then there was a person adjuged killed by road/traffic pollution because of living on a busy road.
    I live on a busy road, so I immediately charged out to halt all those nasty big trucks.
    Having just been discharged from hospital, I can report that they are still out there, whizzing by. Does nobody ever enforce the law as reported on the beeb?
    Anyway, I’m off to see the 6pm news, to carry on watching the great Andy. Sob.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Well done Fake – the Andy – anyone but England – Murray memorial news continues as lead on the 6pm news .
      The nation mourns . No more Andy Murray’s ‘ mum going on about something or other .

      A fruitful career as a Happy go lucky beeboid tennis commentator awaits him – or perhaps a career in politics – or the SNP – awaits .


      • Guest Who says:

        FB, so comments are open.

        So far, could be…


      • BRISSLES says:

        He’s hardly going to be queuing up at a food bank is he. If he was my husband, I would be mortified, that the man (and I use the term loosely), could show himself up like that. People lose someone every day, and he sobs like a baby because he’s retiring.
        Even Simon McCoy commented that ‘no-one had died’.


        • Up2snuff says:

          Brissles, my dear old thing, you are all heart. The bloke is in severe pain.

          My father was reduced to to tears by the pain in his hip. Mind you, he was in his late 80’s at the time. His hip replacement worked out just fine.

          Think on this. AM is 31 years old; he has 50 years of pain ahead of him except it will probably shorten his life and he will not make it into his 80s. Or, if he does, he will be a drug addict and good for very little because of that.


      • fakenewswatcher says:

        ITV are almost as bad. Their News starts off with a tragic case of a little boy who died in an arson attack. Conclusion: the state failed, as there had been threats 4 days before. His brother has been in jail for drug offences. Will everyone who is threatened, get full-time police protection around the clock? Who would pay for this?
        Had the police searched anyone in this scenario, it would probably have been ‘racism’.
        I have every sympathy with the little boy, but I think the media obsession with blaming the authorities, takes the heat off the perpetrators. If a death occured because someone of the state failed, presumably there was no murder. Frequently the actions of someone are blamed on ‘cuts’. Hardly anyone is responsible for behaving decently, any more. It seems nobody is responsible for anything, it’s something the state did or didn’t do.
        If anything, I think the state should focus on acting ruthlessly against gang violence and drug criminals. Forget shelving ‘stop and search’ and other softly-softly agenda. Then we are far less likely to have incidents like the murder of the little boy. We should strive for a society which simply does not tolerate that kind of thing. Or kids who are hit by cars and then knifed. ‘Someone knows’ they always tell us. You betcha!
        Anyway, ITV are now doing the great Andy Murray, so I’ll get the tissues and watch the news.


  12. Guest Who says:

    This was on Facebook.

    Checking the comments, if the bbc wanted to stir up an excrement storm between races, they have succeeded.

    As it stands I am unsure if this was misreporting or flat out incitement.


  13. Fedup2 says:

    I heard a beeboid this morning saying that a secret offer is going to be made by the ReichEU to Blighty on the coming Monday morning in order to increase the likelihood of the sell out getting through –

    I suppose it’s a legally binding backstop period to muddy the waters. I don’t think anything will work but adds a bit of pressure .



  14. G.W.F. says:

    Tomorrow, 12th January Komrads, the People’s Assembly will be marching from 12 noon (outside the BBC) to somewhere else.
    Yellow vests are requested. They are demanding a general election now.

    Millions are expected and millions will be reported. I do believe among the leaders is Komrad Owen Jones, although his mum, Anna Soubry, might not be there.
    I do hope Owen wears a yellow vest.