Start the Week Open Thread 21 January 2019

67 days until the UK leaves the EU. State Tax funded broadcasters will push against democracy with their political bedfellows even more than the oh so long  previous two years

Our columns will be full and busy with evidence of their clear bias . I might have to go to a Thread every 2 days …phew

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440 Responses to Start the Week Open Thread 21 January 2019

  1. BRISSLES says:

    I know a lot of our young white males don’t look anything to be proud of, but the pictures of swarthy Eastern Europeans/Middle East and Asian men just scream thugs / drug dealers /mafia/traffikers. In an ideal world I’d have Denzil Washington as the Equalizer blasting the lot of ’em en masse to kingdom come !


  2. Rich says:

    Although we are aware of the no-deal petition signed by over 340,000 British voters it seems that the bBBC are not. They do however know about one with more 220,000 signatures that Katie Price, aka Jordan, is behind and have reported on the Petition Committee discussing it recently.

    The bBBC have reported that MPs are behind Ms Price’s calls for online abuse of disabled persons to be classed as a hate crime and I get the impression that the bBBC are behind her. You can find the report on the website Politics page and fair play to her. Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey has received some vile abuse through social media simply because of his severe autism and other disabilities and because well, basically, his mother is Jordan. No matter what you think of her, it’s not on.

    What you won’t find in the bBBC report though is any mention of that Glaswegian gobshite Frankie Boyle.

    Boyle famously said, in 2011, that Price had married a cage fighter to protect her from her sons sexual advances, in much more colourful language, on a programme he had on Channel 4 and Ofcom said broadcasting guidelines had been breached. Boyle had made derogatory comments about Harvey in other material and had also targeted those with Downs Syndrome in his “comedy” stand-up shows. You would imagine that he might be a little contrite when he was challenged but no. His tv career did take a nosedive however until, like the one you can’t flush, he popped up again on the bBBC in 2014. He’s been all over it since.

    What hypocritical bastards the bBBC are. They champion this cause against social media while employing and promoting the person who has in the past been behind the highest profile abuse of Harvey Price and other sort targets, bullying those with disabilities simply because he can and is rewarded for it. And the bBBC don’t even acknowledge this incident, covered in depth by the media, including them, when it happened.

    What a complete and utter shower of cowardly scum they really are.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Good post, Rich. Harvey doesn’t deserve on-line abuse but how does he know about it? I understand he is partly blind, autistic and has learning difficulties. Is someone telling him about it? If so, who? Should he not receive a measure of protection from his mother and step-father, if any?


      • Rich says:

        I know Up2, I suppose you could look at it like that, but I think the fact that he can’t defend himself probably makes it worse. Maybe those behind this petition are genuinely concerned about those with disabilities who are aware of their bullying as well as the frustration and hurt that it causes their families.

        I believe that his stepfather at the time of Boyle, Peter Andre, did try to defend him. I also think that this campaign by his mother is a strong show of support and a genuine attempt to protect him and others.


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  4. Up2snuff says:

    A distinct lack of front pages today and no Daily Telegraph. Is that because it is a Brexit supporting broadsheet?


  5. StewGreen says:

    The immunity rule, which the The Spectator claims is in May’s agreement
    Spectator’s *paraphrasing* of Article 101, and protocol 7
    11. Furthermore, the UK agrees not to prosecute EU employees who are, or who might be deemed in future, criminals.

    That alone means the agreement must not go thru