Weekend open Thread 19 January 2019

 

comment is free and have your say as the far Left BBC shows incredibly obvious bias .

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  1. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Wa-hey!

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    • R P McMurphy says:

      Mazeltov.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Backlinks to previous thread
      Page 5 from 10pm Thu to 1pm Friday
      ..lots of interesting posts including how after 10 weeks Roland has got the BBC to correct a page about Trump
      ..actually they haven’t made all the claimed corrections.. I’ll explain over there soon
      Page 4 from 10am Thu to 10pm Thursday

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  2. BRISSLES says:

    Yeah, runner-up !

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  3. BRISSLES says:

    How does THAT work ! I was shown as second and in comes a muscling-in McMurphy !!!

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  4. BRISSLES says:

    Lucy P from previous thread……

    BBC Announces ‘Diversity’ Season to ‘Celebrate History of Multicultural Britain’ https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/01/17/bbc-diversity-season-multicultural-uk/

    So whats different ? The BBC have never been anything else other than on a diversity kick. They would do well to think who their biggest tv licenses payers are, – certainly not all the ethnic minorities, even if they clubbed them all together.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      The point of all this diversity and multyculty propaganda on the BBC is to soften up the white inhabitants so that they are accepting of the great African Invasion of our continent , which is the long term aim of the liberal left political class . Their theory is that the more they show that dblack and brown people are interchangeable with white ones right across the board the less of an issue it will be when tens of millions arrive from Africa in the next few decades. Of course some countries , Italy, Hungary , Poland the political leadership is strongly opposed to this insane policy but here in the UK all main parties buy into it. God help future generations of indigenous Europeans they are being sold down the river and their homelands turned into third world Muslim shit holes. It is vital that Salvini , Oban, Le Pen, Wilders et al win the battle before this invasion gathers pace.

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      • johnnythefish says:

        Funny how the BBC never examines the monoculturalism of the countries these immigrants come from. Maybe the BBC considers them so perfect their cultures don’t need to be ‘enriched’ by foreigners.

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        • Terminal Moraine says:

          As Douglas Murray says, it’s always a one way street — you never hear supporters of cultural enrichment calling for more Welsh people in Eritrea.

          The beeb’s treatment of BAMEs is quite often thinly-veiled exoticism. They like to see themselves at the vanguard of race relations, but there’s still more than a whiff of the ‘noble savage’ approach in a lot of their output, which is actually quite caricatured and, er… racist

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          • johnnythefish says:

            …but there’s still more than a whiff of the ‘noble savage’ approach in a lot of their output…

            Excellent point. Just as it’s always the racial equality brokers who draw attention to differences – in order to sustain their ‘inequality’ agenda.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      B – Clubbed them all together, good idea.

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    • Banania says:

      They are a bit like the National Trust, currying favour with the people who pay them the least attention.

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    • NCBBC says:

      This morning Breitbart was full of the fact that Mueller himself had rubbished the Buzz Feed report that Pres Trump had told Cohen to lie, thus torpedoing the “Gotcha” moment of the US MSM. CNN and all were in full denial mode.
      The BBC though was quiet about it. I wonder why they didn’t give it the huge airtime that they had given to when the BBC thought they had a “Gotcha” moment of impeaching Pres Trump.

      Well maybe they had it in some obscure corner of the website. Off to BBC news website

      What struck me was the accompanying picture to their top news item , “Where not to live if you need a GP”

      picture is still on the top page

      and is here

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46912055

      So here it is – the BBC’s main theme was illustrated by an old White male reliant on the good looking young African female doctor – New World.

      This is gross and vile propaganda furthering their Diversity obsession . I needed to look into it further.

      Well, according to medical college admissions, 30% of admissions are ethnic minority, thought they barely comprise 10%. Most of the 30% are likely to be Asian. So the young African female is probably less then 5% tops.

      But more worrying

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9484597/White-males-now-classed-as-a-minority-group-at-university.html

      White men are now regarded as a minority group.

      Thirty years of propaganda and persuasion in all media and schools that boys are worth nothing, while designing courses and exams that had little or no challenge, has borne fruit. No of encouragement of boys, while encouraging girls all the time, even to the extent of falsifying grades to benefit girls and ethnic minorities, has borne this evil poison fruit.

      Yet the fact remains that all of Western civilisation, all of it that now dominates the world – engineering, science, technology, medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, philosophy, art and music, etc etc are a Western male creation in a Christian culture and context. The contribution of females is minimal and of a secondary nature. The contribution of others is virtually zero.

      So the intellectual lashing and crucifixion of James Watson is just the same thing. He spoke the truth, and in these times of moral rottenness to the core, its no surprise that he was lambasted. Its no surprise either that the whippers couldn’t hold a candle to the high intellect of James Watson. Jesus put it well, ” He that hath no sin, cast the first stone”. The PC stone throwers of the mob are just as sinful if not more, but they have nothing positive to offer as James Watson. They will be forgotten.

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  5. JamesArthur says:

    R4 Twato in Sunderland. Could they be more negative about Brexit!

    Highlight – Beeboid being given a roasting by Sir Bernard Jenkins..Every time beeboid tried to twist words he corrected them..but of course in the midst of defeat the BBC cut him off…
    Now Focus on Right wing protests in Sunderland…Jesus do they never stop…..they are linking referendum to increase in race hate and far right…I am switching off now..it really is disgusting

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    • vlad says:

      I’ll tell you what causes racism and the far right: having 3rd world diversity and multiculturalism imposed from above and rammed down our throats by the beeb; terrorism and crime; rape gangs and machete attacks; overstretched public services…

      The ‘far right’ is a reaction to problems, not a cause.

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      James,
      I’m from Sunderland.
      Our 3 MPs (labour) are all against Brexit and are trying their best to trash it even though Sunderland voted with a large majority to leave.
      To be fair, in the labour manifesto the promise was to leave so they took the voters for mugs.

      It should be interesting the next chance we have to vote (I voted UKIP) but I think if they dug up jimmy Saville and he was the labour candidate he would win.
      Maybe the rise in right wing support is because of our crap politicians up here

      By the way.
      Being old,I feel I must apologise to Toynbee for not being dead yet.

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  6. Sluff says:

    How the state emasculates the public.
    The statist BBC of course loves the agenda, while the majority of the rest of us tear our hair out.

    Prince Philip is in a car crash. Immediately there are demands for a lower speed limit and average speed cameras. There is no evidence that the other car was either exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions. In fact no-one yet knows the causation factors for the crash. Which does not of course stop the authorities from rushing to judgement, or ahould that be using it as an excuse to do what they want to do anyway.
    In fact only a small % of fatalities on the roads are caused by exceeding the speed limit, maybe around 200 fatalities per year., according to the annual report Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain. Yet around 2 million people a year get criminalised with speeding tickets. This must be just about the most ineffective, poorest return imagineable. 99.99% of convictions had by definition no effect at all. Huge numbers of the public are criminalised for almost no outcome-related reason at all.

    But the authorities are always looking for the slightest excuse to punish drivers. The war on the motorist continues.
    Private sector motorists evil, public sector transport good.

    Socialism in action, and all councils of all poltical persuasions do it. Part of the reason is the unaccountable unelected traffic officials in councils, often themselves anti car zealots, who virtue signal with endless cycling schemes leaving huge traffic queues for every one else, which create the very pollution for which their next-office council environmental department then have to have policies of their own. It’s a sort of public sector job creation scheme, paid for by….you know who.

    A complete total utter mess, hugely detrimental to society, quality of life, and the economy, and never challenged.

    In many places the speed limits change every few hundred metres but with no discernible change in road architecture or objective hazards, and from town to town the speed limits appear wholely irrational and inconsistent. It is as if their prime purpose is just to catch the motorist out. I mean can anyone, anyone, explain the need for a 50 mph permanent average speed limit on the M3 for two miles heading south west of the M25 junction? Four lanes, segregated carriageways with a concrete crash barrier. Dead straight road. Insanity. How is this more dangerous than a rural two way road where the limit is 60 mph?

    Big brother is here, to criminalise you, and leaving you to observe your speedometer so often you have no time to actually look out along the road for real hazards.

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    • RJ says:

      “Big brother is here, to criminalise you, and leaving you to observe your speedometer so often you have no time to actually look out along the road for real hazards.”

      You have to make the time to watch out for the potholes – pedestrians and other vehicles not so much.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        Yellow vests are destroying speed cameras in France.

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        • honestus says:

          GWF,
          Have been following the gilets for a while just in case we need some pointers. Tried to find out numbers of injured and best I could find dates back to 23/12/18 when nearly 3000 had been injured and 9 had died (the deaths were related mainly to vehicle collisions apparently).
          They are not everyones cup of tea I know but checking out some images of their protests it is clear there are some very brave individuals and it is a shame that anarchists have diluted the genuineness of the cause.
          https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/15/the-brutal-crackdown-on-the-gilets-jaunes/

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        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          “Yellow vests are destroying speed cameras in France”

          Clever, these yellow vests aren’t they?

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          • BRISSLES says:

            I agree, speeding or not has little to do with the fact that Phil drove his car out of the junction and into the path of oncoming traffic.
            Much is being made of Phil and how he is, but little mention of the others who WERE injured, including a baby.

            McPartlan also collided with a car that included a baby passenger, so they should throw the book at the D of E !!! but no doubt the PR dept will be swinging into action for ‘damage limitation’ press releases.

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          This could be linked to French history.

          In pre-revolutionary France, there were internal customs areas, and goods moving from one area to another had to pay customs dues. The little customs booths can still sometimes be seen on back roads in quiet parts of France.

          Obviously, these customs duties hampered trade and increased prices, all to pay for the lifestyles of the church and nobility who had been granted the right to levy these hated charges.

          Thus, one of the first actions of the revolutionaries was to smash up these toll booths and forbid any sort of internal tariffs.

          The unblinking eye of the Gatso speed camera is very similar in function to the 18th century customs booth. It criminalises people for no good reason, and serves to raise taxes to pay for the new elite of bureaucratic overlords. It is therefore no surprise that they are meeting the same fate as the old toll booths. Unless Macron can show a bit of common sense, he may well go the same way as Louis XVI. Quel dommage!

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          • LastChanceSaloon says:

            RiC
            Macron in a tumbril, with thousands in yellow baying for his death.
            Madame Guillotine getting nearer and larger.
            The blade goes up and down.
            Off comes the head and rolls towards the basket, but not into the basket. Because the basket is full.
            Visible in the top of the basket are Verhofstadt, Draghi, Merkel, May, Juncker.

            Painting by David required to capture the moment.

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            • Rob in Cheshire says:

              LCS:

              We no longer have artists with the skill of David. They would have to make do with Banksy instead, and serve them right.

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          • Dystopian says:

            I’m sorry but I keep somehow reporting comments whilst scrolling my touch screen. I don’t suppose it can be made a 2 step process ie Report? Are you sure? Y/N

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    • Banania says:

      “… the most ineffective, poorest return imaginable..>”
      Well, jolly effective for the people who are getting the money.

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    • Dystopian says:

      I would add that it has never made a sense to me to have these so called “loops” in cities that are supposed to reduce traffic, when in fact, all they do is cause more traffic because most drivers can’t just go directly to where they want to be without going twice round the loop looking for the correct turning.

      (Replying to Sluff’s post above)

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  7. StewGreen says:

    13:10pm to 13:32pm Useless Vine has just had Dellers on talking about Lyme disease
    ..ends with caller crying
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00022b5

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Via @BeautyOn
    \\ The only reason a non-propagandist would link a BBC article
    … is to show how they are lying about something, like Newssniffer does. //

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  9. Guest Who says:

    Bbc in its happy place. Especially Evan.

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    • johnnythefish says:

      Hmmmm. If there was a male coach of a women’s football team making his selection based on the size of their knockers, wonder how the BBC would report that?

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        jtf
        No such football manager in the real world.
        Breasts get in the way and are disadvantageous for many activities.

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  10. digg says:

    I read BBC: Brainwashing Britain in one sitting yesterday. An amazingly detailed look at how the Beeb goes about it’s machinations. There was a mention of Buzzfeed and the “respect” the BBC have for it despite it having apparently goofed a number of times over incorrect or fictitious info, particularly re Trump. And this morning hey! another story on the BBC homepage quoting Buzzfeed tying together Trump, Comey and lies again. Although I can now clearly see that the tactic of quoting “another respected source” keeps their hands clean in the event of another almighty cock-up. Smoke and Mirrors, You really could not make it up!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The BBC has been going on and on about having another vote to get the answer it wants next time .

      But I wonder if many bubble dwellers saw the audience reaction to the call for a ‘ full brexit ‘ on the Question Time last night .

      I saw it as it is featured on twitter today . It was pretty impressive . Now I know it might have been fixed – or a one off – but remainer BBC seems so certain that remain would win .

      Maybe we ll hear less of this and mor ‘ suspend’ A50 . Which the PM has promised again and again will not happen.

      Bet olly Robinson is back on the Eurostar again…

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      • johnnythefish says:

        Don’t worry FU2, if there is another referendum it won’t be a simple ‘in’ or ‘out’ choice – as far as Leavers are concerned it will be Hobson’s Choice (some prominent Remainer – I forget who – suggested it should be between May’s deal or ‘stay in’).

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  11. honestus says:

    LBC (not BBBC) doing phone in ‘Peoples Vote’. (see what they did there?)
    6, yes 6 options to choose from. Shelagh not trying very hard with callers to hide what she would really like.
    Angela (Leaver) exceptional, detailing many companies that have closed in UK and moved to other parts of EU using our tax pennies.
    Shelagh no like and prodded constantly. Does anyone know what the word impartial means anymore!!?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Two alleged Isis murderers appear to be on their way to trial in America after being held prisoner by Kurds .
      The court hearing the case granted judicial review today so it’s not quite done . It’s sad that they were taken alive but with a bit of luck they’ll get their wish of meeting Mohammed once the Americans are done with them

      I some how think the BBC will avoid this one because of the horrifying way their western victims met their end .

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      • G.W.F. says:

        I suppose the BBC might campaign against the death sentence as being inhumane. However, more humane methods of despatching these cuddly beatles are being considered. See video

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Porting over from RD’s admirable victory over CECUO, and someone else noting they are registering more and more hits, sadly I fear this simply means they divert more money to the Complaints drones to spend months on interference.

    I just looked at some outstanding complaints of mine, and realised there is no point following up as the bbc sets time limits before closing files, and doubtless registering them as not valid for idiot MPs. They of course keep their timing options open as long as it takes.

    But comments could be going better for them.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Another repost.

    Looks like bbc staff got in early on comments.

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  14. StewGreen says:

    12:36pm R2 Vine they specially voiced up a “love letter from Germany to Britain, begging us to reconsider the leave” written by incoming new chancellor and signed by masses
    Vine “the ECJ says we can revoke”
    cuts to beeboid who plays another mocked up clip
    ..ends with “how about we don’t leave”.. playing “Lets call the whole thing off”
    “or is that anti-democracy ?”
    next guest “that charming Green Party MEP” Francesca Bentner

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    • johnnythefish says:

      Mrs jtf girded her loins and listened to this as she’d heard the trailer earlier on, just to see how biased it could actually get.

      She reckons it exceeded all previous Vine programme bias records.

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    • JimS says:

      What do the Germans know that we don’t know?

      The letter reads like something that the English Tourist Board could have produced and in theory should apply whether or not we are in the EU, i.e. driving on the left and beer in pubs.

      Could it be that as part of the ‘Surrender Withdrawal Agreement’ we will drive on the right and drink German lager?

      Wasn’t it strange how all of Vine’s caller seemed to regret voting to ‘leave’, what are the odds? If I was a Welsh grandfather I would hope that my Welsh grandchildren could find good jobs in Wales rather than have the ‘freedom’ to be replaced by English-speaking Continentals or to compete with German-speaking Germans in Germany.

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  15. vlad says:

    “Three men jailed over shop blast murders.”

    It would seem a natural choice to illustrate that headline with a picture of the three men in question.
    Instead our whitewashing broadcaster chose the one at bottom for its Homepage. I wonder why.

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

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes they look like local men with … tans .

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    • TrueToo says:

      vlad,

      “Three men jailed over shop blast murders.”

      I couldn’t find that story anywhere on the page you linked to.

      So I guess the news launderers at the BBC must have already shoved it down the memory hole. Must be one in every office.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Diversity?

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  16. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  17. Doobster78 says:

    Mr BBC impartiality himself Jon Sopel must just simmer inside everyday with hatred to President Trump …. hes struggling to hold back today is our precious Jon … lovely stuff.

    Sopel needs removing from the USA post asap for mental health reasons.

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    • johnnythefish says:

      Tweets ‘his own’ no doubt.

      They are getting more and more brazen with their agendas.

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  18. English Lass says:

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    With reference to the last page story on upskirting kilts. I couldn’t resist post this.

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    The ‘ no deal ‘ cheering on QT last night has now had 26 thousand hits on YouTube . Made me proud .

    Apparently parliament has only 29 working days out of the 70 before we leave the ReichEU.

    They had 2 and a half years to sort it .

    And the krauts are getting nervous …

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    • Fedup2 says:

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      • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

        My blood pressure wont allow me to watch QT. So, is that cheering real ?
        Not edited in?

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    • gaxvil says:

      Yes, very, very nervous.
      Yes and their business confederation thanked us for accepting them back after the war.
      You bet we did and robbed our own people to prop them up and rebuild the country we spent all that effort flattening.
      And somehow we find that they are dictating to us. Something is very, very wrong with this picture.

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  20. Doobster78 says:

    Not one to be left out, Anthony joining the BBC group tug over possible impeachment

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    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC likes ‘if’.

      The BBC also likes trying to disguise advocacy in questions.

      I always check sources, and sometimes I check the checkers.

      https://fullfact.org/europe/missing-eu-referendum-votes/

      Prof. G is a frequent BBC voxpopper is he not?

      Update 18 January 2019
      We updated this piece to note that since this piece was published Mr Grayling has said he was asking a question, rather than making a claim.

      Jon, Katty, Tony and Ringo will be hiding their blushes?

      Nah.

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  21. Panda says:

    Great to see the beeb and Sly news are quickly reporting on the massive ‘threat’ of the far right as they were quick to report on the Rotherham rapes….oh hang on a minute.
    MSM, not fit for purpose i’m afraid.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      I don’t think I, Anonymous, Snowdon, Assange, Farage and the Yellow Vests are Far Right. I just think they aren’t loony Left-wing posh-but-thick cultural Marxists, like everyone at the BBC and on its Seminars, who voted Remain and think they are the best scientific experts in the World.

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  22. honestus says:

    Watched the entire 45 minute speech by Boris Johnson and wanted so much to be impressed and re-energised. Although containing short excerpts that hit the mark, overall it was overlong and rambling.
    Goves speech from yesterday contained the passion and simmering anger that BJ should have aimed for but didn’t.
    Maybe it was the venue (JCB factory) but disappointed.
    Where is our Churchill in our hour of need? No postcards – post suggestions to this site, please.

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    • gb123 says:

      Maybe they should ask Donald Trump to do the Brexit negotiations on our behalf regardless of who is the PM. He even managed to get them to come to him and got what he wanted last year in July in quick time.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      I listened with gloom to Bojo’s bit of speech selected by the Beeb for TWatO. He’s not my choice for next Tory leader although I think he terrifies Labour and I somewhat relish that prospect.

      As to potential Churchills, some of the juniors have spoken up very well for Brexit, a clean, full, off the cliff (to use Beebspeak) No-Deal Brexit in the last few weeks. Steve Baker is one, Suella Braverman another, Kwasi Kwarteng also but cannot remember the names of others. Anyone help out?

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    • vesnadog says:

      Sadly, you could discern by Boris’s speech yesterday that Boris’s heart really isn’t in it! I like Boris but he just does not do it for me.

      I get less dismayed whenever I hear Gove’s speechs especially in HOC the other day. Now his heart is really in it!

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      • Peter Grimes says:

        Trouble is given Gover’s treachery and twists and turns over the last 3 years he is about as trustworthy as Treasoner May.

        A very bright bloke, brilliant speaker but even more ambitious than Bozo with much less popular appeal.

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          Peter:

          I agree, Gove is not to be trusted.

          Boris is not perfect, who is? But he is at least known and liked by a large percentage of the population. He managed to get elected and re-elected as Mayor of London, an amazing achievement, given the demographics of that once British city, and one unlikely ever to be repeated.

          In short, for all his failings, he is probably the only man who could possibly make a success of Brexit, and lead the Conservatives to victory over Comrade Corbyn’s bunch of Communists.

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  23. Sluff says:

    BBC going on about the death of the High Street.
    But online is strong.
    Has anyone seen any data relating High Street health by location to local ethnicity makeup.
    Today we see three …ahem… non Anglo Saxons jailed for an explosion in Leicester. But as far as I can tell, only one victim appears white Anglo Saxon. So if that represents Leicester should we be surprised that the Anglo Saxon shops on the High Street have no customers? Does M and S or Next do Burquas and Saris? Or do wearers go down to their local street corner Indian Subcontinent textile shop ?
    In my multicultural nirvana town, the High Street is totally dead but in the next nearest, though much smaller, two mainly white Anglo Saxon towns they still run with ‘normal’ shops and business seems OK with few if any closures.
    Of course online does not do multiculti town variances. It does the national average, which is still 85% white anglo saxon.

    Of course there are many reasons for retail trends but the above one is not a topic or possibility I am holding my breath to be considered by our fine impartial state broadcaster any time soon.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      I heard that there were 768 murders in multicultural Britain last year. Its thought that only around one third of the murderers where white British, as well as there being more white British victims than murderers. This is constant with the findings that Blacks are seven times more likely to murder than Whites, as is reflected in the ratios of Blacks and Whites in the prison population compared to the multicultural ratio of the British population outside of the prisons. Its also why the BBC travels to Scotland to film inside prisons, instead of a local prison in London.

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  24. john in cheshire says:

    Here’s another rousing report by Paul Joseph Watson on the yellow vests.
    It’s just over 7 mins long. It’s worth noting at about 5mins 14secs, the statement from an apparent far-left bbc collective apparatchik that our swamp dwellers have effectively banned reporting on the UK yellow vest protests. So, as Mr Watson says, it’s as yet unconfirmed but if it’s true then the UK yellow vest protests have rattled some of the swamp dwellers; that can only be a good thing.

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    • maxincony says:

      john in cheshire,

      It’s worth noting at about 5mins 14secs, the statement from an apparent far-left bbc collective apparatchik that our swamp dwellers have effectively banned reporting on the UK yellow vest protests… as yet unconfirmed but if it’s true…

      The “statement” is transparently and laughably fake:

      “I work in media city (BBC) North of Manchester. I can absolutely confirm that the British media has been handed a D-Notice (legal gagging order to prevent reporting on ‘inflammatory’ incidents such as injured/killed protestors, not allowed to even mention the word ‘France’ or ‘Frenche’ on the main page of the BBC News website) against reporting on the Yellow Jackets for ‘national security’ reasons. It’s not fully legally binding but the director general has enforced the D-Notice”

      a) Media City (BBC) is not “North of Manchester”.

      b) “Frenche”?

      c) “Yellow Jackets” is the literal translation of ‘Gilets Jaunes’, but they are known as “Yellow Vests” in the UK.

      d) “…handed a D-Notice (legal gagging order…)” and yet somehow; “…not fully legally binding”?

      e) Headline from the BBC News website today:

      Gilets Jaunes: French ‘flash-ball’ row over riot-gun injuries
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46917989

      That supposed, ‘legal gagging D-Notice which isn’t legally binding’; not doing much gagging is it, ‘john in cheshire’?

      Almost as if it was completely made up.

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      • Dystopian says:

        Oh no it’s the master of cut n paste himself!
        Hello Maxi I guess you have run out of tissues again?
        Do you have any examples of right wing or pro Brexit bias of the bbc?

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  25. Panda says:

    Jo Coburn and every other BBC/Sly news type are scratching their heads and asking ‘how did we end up in this mess with brexit’?
    Well, since the day after the vote they’ve done their absolute damnedest to water it down with their ‘will it be a soft or hard brexit’ or ‘people voted brexit for all different reasons’.
    Listen. The vote was either:In or :Out.

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  26. Deborah says:

    Nothing to do with the BBC but yesterday I was talking on the phone to an American stockbroker living in Philadelphia. He asked me, in all seriousness, what I thought of word that the Russians had influenced our referendum. I don’t think I had heard this one before and took me a minute to think about. I explained that there was no Russian standing behind me in the ballot box me when was there writing my cross. I also explained my reasons for voting ‘Out’ and for none of them could I have been influenced by opinion rather than fact.
    But isn’t it typically the Left who scream, ‘it isn’t fair’. However if Brexit doesn’t happen on 29th March, I can see the Right being a lot less ‘stiff upper lip’.

       58 likes

    • Richard Pinder says:

      Apparently, I and most other Leave voters are under suspicion of being Russian spies, because we all placed an image of the Russian Ensign, within the ‘Leave the European Union’ box.

         17 likes

      • vesnadog says:

        R.

        I wouldn’t mind betting that – in England at least – Putin is more popular than Blair.

           7 likes

  27. Guest Who says:

    As ever, ITTB is a fine complement to this site.

    http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2019/01/open-thread.html

    I commend this from the Open Thread as worthy of keeping an eye upon:

    Arne Saknussemm18 January 2019 at 15:18
    The BBC have been leading with a story all morning on medicine shortages linked to Brexit.

    The suddenly the story seems to have been dropped and buried.

    Why, I wondered?

    Then I looked on Guido – it reports that it is because shortages are less than they have been for a couple of years.

    Another example of fake news at the BBC?

    https://order-order.com/2019/01/18/bbc-disproves-brexit-medicine-scare-story/

    #honestmistake maybe? If complained about expect a correction in 2020.

       39 likes

    • jazznick1 says:

      Yes GW, I heard the toady interview in the slot usually reserved for climate change drivel.
      Mishal tried desperately to get the Pharma spokeswoman to blame Brexit for shortages/stockpiling but failed miserably despite the interviewee being a lib/dem. In fact she expressly ruled out Brexit at all.

      Another researcher probably getting a kicking following the Calais and Eurotunnel and Japanese PM items not getting the desired responses. Not been a good week.

      Not surprised the item has gone missing. Mishal really did sound pissed off at the end – glorious.

         19 likes

  28. Englands Dreaming says:

    The envy of the world BBC is reporting on how it’s own employee is currently in the dock for breaching the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992.

    BBC Asian Network news editor on trial ‘trusted journalist’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46920537

       21 likes

  29. taffman says:

    Breaking -Another one of those ‘men’ in Balham SW London with a knife causing problems ?
    Nowt on Al Beeb . Can anyone add?
    Perhaps Al Beeb will pick it up from this site ?

       16 likes

  30. taffman says:

    Al Beeb …….\\Liam Fox: Customs union ‘would not deliver Brexit’//
    The HYS is taking a slapping again.

       22 likes

  31. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just a reminder.

    By overall percentage – 52% Leave, 48 Remain
    By Constituency – 406 Leave, 242 Remain
    By Party – Labour: 148 Leave, 84 Remain
    By Party – Conservative: 247 Leave, 80 Remain
    By Voting Area – 263 Leave, 119 Remain

       65 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Emmanuel
      This needs putting up everywhere

         24 likes

      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        JA
        I copied and pasted it.
        Good idea for us to spread it about on other forums.

        It’s when I hear talking heads say labour is for remain when the truth is it is only the Labour Party members that are more remain than leave. The labour voters/constituencies are 61% leave but this is never mentioned.

        Like the conservatives, most labour MPs are completely at odds with their voters.

           23 likes

  32. taffman says:

    Emmanuel Goldstein here’s another reminder for you from Diane James MEP…………..
    Will it be featured on Al Beeb ?

       21 likes

  33. Fedup2 says:

    A reporter from the August Irish times writing in the guardian today claims brexit is all about English nationality problems . Isn’t that nice ? Except that a million Scottish people voted out against 1.6 million remainer . And Wales was majority leave .

    False news from the Guardian again…

       47 likes

  34. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, over in Europe.

    BBC News

    “There is actually no point going to school if our world is going to die.” 🌏
    These teenagers are on strike over climate change – and they won’t stop until they see action. bbc.in/2FGajG0

    Does Belgium have dominant state media educating and informing too?

       26 likes

    • taffman says:

      “There is actually no point going to school if our world is going to die.”
      Then there is no point in getting out of bed if our world is going to die?
      That may explain my teenage son’s behaviour as he is very reluctant to get up in the morning ?

         39 likes

  35. Guest Who says:

    I doubt the numbers are too reassuring for the BBC either.

    https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/330747/netflix-and-digital-natives-have-bad-news-for-itv.html?

    Luckily for them, for now, they can keep gouging the licence fee player.

       15 likes

  36. JamesArthur says:

    So Despite BBC looking to find a story about Phil and his crash it now looks like he did go into the ditch and car fell on side and the other car hit his….yes an accident..so will the BBC now stop this nonsense about elderly drivers..
    The chap that helped him out said Philip also asked if everyone else was okay..despite BBC this morning complaining about lack of response..I think the BBC will go quiet on this now..

       31 likes

    • les whittaker says:

      “I think the BBC will go quiet on this now..”

      One or two people here should do the same until the facts are known, otherwise we’re no better than the organisation that this site was set up to counter.

      Somebody reported that the stretch of road in question is notoriously fast and potentially dangerous. Many possible scenarios.

         18 likes

      • JamesArthur says:

        Point taken Les
        I was simply listening to the chap who was actually there and his view was markedly different to BBC speculation this morning and their using it as an attack on elderly drivers…

        However I don’t subscribe to roads being fast or dangerous – that’s the drivers..

           20 likes

        • les whittaker says:

          “I don’t subscribe to roads being fast or dangerous – that’s the drivers”

          My comment wasn’t directed at you but your response is certainly correct. Unfortunately, even the best driver in the world is at the mercy of those with little or no ability to anticipate dangerous conditions.

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    • vesnadog says:

      Remember that BBC news clip of Prince Charles – with the two boys on some grouse moor in Scotland some years back – when the mic overheard Charles saying something like:

      Oh, its that horrible BBC man Witchel (spelling) again.

      It took his Royal Highness some time to catch-on but all the same it was very welcome. I wonder if Charles visits this wonderful website?

         2 likes

  37. taffman says:

    Why has Brexit taken 2 years and six months ?
    To allow Parliament, Al Beeb and the London-centric media to change our minds.

    We did not experience these same ‘mind games’ to get us to leave in the 1975 referendum.
    They are trying a stitch up.
    Any other government would have got rid of the Biased Al Beeb a long time ago.
    Can someone point out any Pro-Brexit news broadcast by Al Beeb ?

       46 likes

    • gaxvil says:

      In debates following our bbc petitions, MPs spout on how wonderful it is to have an independent state broadcaster. They turn a blind eye to the fact that the bbc is in no way, free, fare or impartial – it has clear agendas and an obvious editorial policy. They know it and we all know it.
      Not so bad were the bbc privately financed but we fund it and that’s wrong on every level.

         37 likes

    • Richard Pinder says:

      It was also need for Oily Robins to design a “Chequers Deal” fake Brexit plan for traitor May. So that Brexit would also mean Remain.

         26 likes

    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Taff,
      I don’t know any pro Brexit bbbc stuff but the audience on QT last night seemed to be evenly split.
      That’s the first time I can think of it being 50:50
      The panel only had one leaver although they will probably count the May deal supporter as a leaver even though that would not be leaving.

         19 likes

  38. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Mrs May says ruling out no deal is impossible, as it is not within the government’s power.””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46917999

       19 likes

  39. theisland says:

    JRM on LBC shortly

       28 likes

  40. john in cheshire says:

    Here’s something amusing; well, to me it is:

    I subscribe to Amazon prime; it’s not very good, I don’t use it very much to watch stuff, though I have found their locker service convenient. The subscription was a Christmas present, so there’s that advantage in that it cost me nothing.

    Anyway, they must have a show called ” Amazon’s Hit Car Show”. I haven’t watched it so I don’t know what it’s about.
    However, it’s advertised on the Amazon Prime Video home page, and has a hash tag, it’s:-
    #amazonshitcarshow
    Can you see what I see?

    Edit: I’ve just noticed that it’s featuring the three Stooges from top gear, so it’s probably intentional, to catch the eye of fools like me.

       34 likes

  41. Non Snowflake says:

    https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2019/01/18/thugs-jailed-for-launching-homophobic-attack/

    Can’t find this on bBBC (for reasons which will become obvious).

    Even this report on AOL annoys me. It describes the assailants as “Nine Bearded Men” and headlines it as simply a “homophobic attack” when there is a hell of a lot more to it than that.

    Basically these 9 culturally enriching types sprayed acid in the faces of passers-by in Hackney, and were jailed for a total of 60 years.

    Their names? Well 2 of them were:

    Huseyin Onel
    Mehmet Tekagac

    We can probably guess that the other 7 weren’t called Bob or Dave.

       55 likes

  42. Tabs says:

    Couple jailed for neglecting two-year-old who died of malnutrition
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46904928

    This couple just happen to be gay/lesbian (whatever the correct term is) but the BBC don’t mention that anywhere.

    There are many other articles where the BBC have no problem writing the word ‘gay’, especially when the gay person is a victim
    eg. another article today https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46921589

    Just like the BBCs omission of the words ‘black’, ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’ when reporting crimes it seems ‘gay’ also gets omitted.

       48 likes

  43. G.W.F. says:

    Stew Green

    I believe you have discussed Spiked in these comments.
    I am beginning to see a picture where some of the outsiders, like Guido and Spiked, are closing ranks on several issues with the establishment.
    This is Spiked third attack on Trump in a row, could have been written by Sopel if he had a brain.#
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/17/this-senseless-shutdown/?

       15 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      @GWF lets look ..I guess that someone at Spiked gets their legover by letting this American leftyLib write a monthly column
      Her column is universally panned in the comments, +Twitter + Spiked-Facebook

      “Author Wendy Kaminer is an author, a lawyer and a former national board member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
      Libmob org the US equivalent of Hatey No Hopers and in the same cabal as SPLC who had to pay libel damages to Maajid Nawaz
      Spiked say “Chuffed to have the great Wendy Kaminer writing a monthly column for spiked. ”

      At least Spiked allow open comments all are against her
      And then one of the 15 comments points out
      “Spiked’s weekly attack on Trump”
      and has a graphic “NPC : Orange man bad”
      same on Twitter and Facebook
      \\ “writes Wendy Kaminer” – save the click, she hates trump and even if he found a cure for cancer she would moan it didnt help those with flu//

         12 likes

  44. Guest Who says:

    The BBC’s attempts at repetition for effect would be a concern were they not so dire.

    They really are trying to get something into folks’ heads THAT WAS NOT THERE before.

       30 likes

  45. Guest Who says:

    Rather funny when they can’t deal with things not going their way.

       28 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Jeeves, send out for more popcorn”.

         28 likes

      • dazzer says:

        Most of the tweet replies are calling her out for such a stupid claim. She is a wretched creature with the elegance of a sledgehammer and the IQ to match.

        I don’t usually have such hatred for politicians but she manages to bring out the worst in me! Just pure hatred for everything she stands for.

           29 likes

      • Dystopian says:

        Apparently she lost count of how many times she was interrupted at errr….1….

           26 likes

      • The General says:

        She was mocked because, as usual, she did not have a clue or opinion regarding the questions that had been asked. She tried her usual tactic of just calling the Government out in a random and unrelated manner. This normally serves her well when cheered on by a highly biased studio audience and a helpful Dimbleby. Last night however the audience were not the normal selection of Labour bigots and Fiona Bruce was more questioning than her predecessor. I am sure the BBC will ensure this does not happen again.

           38 likes

      • vlad says:

        They don’t hate you because you’re black Diane.
        They hate you because you’re stupid, ugly and nasty, and forever playing the race card.

           41 likes

      • Rick Bradford says:

        The irony of the BBC being accused of racism and sexism against a “marginalised minority” is too delicious for words.

        The Left always eats itself; when your entire worldview is based on feelings not reality, chaos and autophagy are the inevitable results.

           14 likes

  46. Richard Pinder says:

    I just heard a posh sounding moron say something like it would be a catastrophe if Britain didn’t pay the EU £39 Billion for preserving its trade deficit?

    I also have stated in the past that if you use the scientific method of comparing a proxy for a Britain that has never ever been a member of the European Union, then you always find that the proxy indicates that Brexit will boost Britain’s standard of living by over 10%.

    PROXY (AUSTRALIA) = A predominantly white English speaking island nation with the Queen as Head of State, the head of the Queen on the coins and with a Union Jack in the flag. But never ever having been a member of the European Union.

    To prove my point, the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has said that “Australia does $100bn a year in trade with the EU without a deal.”

    The mainstream media are now saying that the expert grease balls on the EU gravy train, who want the taxpay to pay the EU £39 Billion, are slapping down and lashing back against Abbott.

       46 likes

  47. honestus says:

    ‘Brexit: May senseless to trigger A. 50 says Ahern’.
    ‘Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreements’.
    ‘Brexit: Parliament set to accept people’s historic vote to leave EU’.
    ‘Brexit: High-Profile Germans plead with UK to remain in EU’.
    Three of the four headlines are current on Bbbc website. Guess the odd one out. No prize save knowing the bias is relentless.

       33 likes

    • vesnadog says:

      h,

      “‘Brexit: High-Profile Germans plead with UK to remain in EU’.”

      Note: the bit about “money” right at the bottom,

      We should remind ourselves just how do the governments of Germany regard the English people. I am reminded of the following clip in a certain NZ newspaper of the time – 1918, just after the end of WW1 – were the government of Germany said the following:

      LlazCgn.gif

      What’s in must come out sometime! I can see no earthly reason why each German cabinet down the years would change their minds. We defeated them and they will still be smarting ever since.

         10 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        Source : SOUTHLAND TIMES, ISSUE 17946, 25 NOVEMBER 1918

        HATRED OF ENGLAND. GERMANY BEING FED ON IT. LIVING FOR REVENGE.
        (The Times.) LONDON. November 22. Received November 24, 5.5 p.m.
        The Amsterdam correspondent of the Times reports that German royalists cherish hopes of restoring the monarchy with Princes Eitel and August, both of whom are fairly popular.
        Hatred of England is universal.
        Everyone, from the beggar to the banker, the infant to the dotard, hates England.
        Mothers are implanting in the hearts of tiny infants that they must live for revenge and to defeat England.
        The Germans will never forget or forgive, and will henceforth not consider money or comfort.
        To smash England they will live and die.
        England never had a deadlier enemy than the new Germany.
        https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ST19181125.2.16
        button at top pages toggles between image/text versions

           1 likes

  48. Fedup2 says:

    Honestus

    After Blair popped up to do his soros party piece – I’m waiting for major or g.brown to do the same . But I’m struggling to work out who the popular luvvy will be to do a ‘dump brexit piece .

    I’m also struggling to work out more ‘project fear ‘ stuff because they must be running out of soros grid about now . We should have a prize for the best one . I like the ‘run out of water ‘ one because we won’t have any chemicals .

    Maybe the internet will be withdrawn – but since that is basically American I don’t know how our enemies in the Reich`EU/bbc will pull that one off .

       26 likes

  49. Fedup2 says:

    Guest
    It seems like labour has formerly complained to the BBC about alleged not nice treatment for the shadow Home Secretary on QT last night .

    Sadly they are playing the race card instead of realising that the former bed friend of the Labour leader ( don’t even try to imagine ) is actually just a hughly overpromoted dullard who hides behind race and gender whenever she can’t do sums or clearly hasn’t mastered her brief – or even worse – plays the ‘sick note ‘ defence .

    I wonder how her kid is doing at the private school ?

       62 likes

    • jazznick1 says:

      I hear that she said 52 words most of which were unintelligible
      before being shut down in favour of someone who can string a sentence together.

      Not difficult to see why that happened.
      Dimblebore may have given her a bit more time to get it together, that’s all, she needs to get over herself.

         29 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      The troops, such as they are, seem to be rallying.

         15 likes

      • taffman says:

        Al Beeb trying to appear to be “right wing” in order to vindicate it self ?
        Something is up ?

           21 likes

        • dazzer says:

          The smallest sip of their own medicine and the left are throwing up in the aisles.

          Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

             35 likes

      • Swelter says:

        Diane Abbot crying foul, do me a favour. Words fail me they really do .I cant comment anymore its to ludicrous for words .

           26 likes

      • vesnadog says:

        “staging hatred”

        Can you believe it!

           6 likes

  50. Chalkywhite says:

    R5L at lunchtime….They found an ‘expert’ who linked the sale of grey coloured cars to Brexit! what a load of complete b*llocks…..

       32 likes

    • jazznick1 says:

      Mine’s going to be a blue one so does that make me a Brexiteer ?

         20 likes

      • Chalkywhite says:

        I bought a ‘white silver’ coloured car last year. Did I buy it because of Brexit? Nope I bought it because I liked the colour.

           20 likes

    • Dystopian says:

      Well let’s face it white is out of fashion/favour.
      Grey is a nice multi culti mix of black with white in perfect harmony.

         12 likes