Weekend Open Thread 26 January 2019

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  1. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC but a sign of how far the Telegraph has descended into the MSM snowflake swamp – having to give Mrs Trump a fullsome apology and substantial damages for defamation last week .

    Hopefully more redundent journalists . At least the thing is behind a paywall now to limit exposure – suppose the price will go up to pay the legal fees .

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    • RJ says:

      The Telegraph has always been deranged on Trump but is sound on Brexit. At the moment the latter is the more important. Of course the BBC is deranged on both.

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Monday TV 9pm start of BBC Brexit doco of 3 parts
    Bet it will be positive about Brexit

    The title is “Inside Europe : 10 years of Turmoil”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ll watch this knowing the motivation. Of mr Galloway and his mother ship – the BBC – sad that I am – his twitters over the last couple of years describe him as ‘snow flake ‘ so guess how much anti brexit poison going to be spewed out in 3 hours ….

      I think we’re getting to the stage where the more anti brexit nonsense is pumped out the stronger the ‘ no sell out deal’ will become .

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      • vesnadog says:

        ” so guess how much anti brexit poison going to be spewed out in 3 hours ”

        I’m very surprised Galloway isn’t a member of momentum as the BBC is doing a brilliant job of promoting all things Islamic. Has he converted yet?

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  3. StewGreen says:

    BBC break a promise , no
    Exclusive: BBC to axe ‘Local Live’ blogs that link out to external news sources. They were meant to replace regional index pages on the BBC website but that than has been scrapped.
    Bad news for local papers
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bbc-axes-blogs-that-help-support-local-press-7fbjwjrg0

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like macron is trying to draw French public opinion to unite against brexit as a distraction for what is going on at home .
    Throw out the old threats to French fishing in British waters and all that stuff ….

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      F – Indeed.
      Beitbart headline. “Brexit ‘Can’t Be Delivered’, Leave Vote Was ‘Manipulated’, Macron Tells France”
      The problem is the manipulation was insufficient, we voted to leave.
      Macron looking like a panicking teacher, who cannot control the class, rather than the statesman we were told he was.
      More votes for Le Pen and Frexit.
      Come and join us France, we will enjoy destroying the EU together.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Last
        I don’t think the French will be leaving the ReichEU any time soon because once we leave it will be a francokraut club which with a bit of luck will split into an Eastern and southern bit if they can run their own finances – particularly with an inevitable recession to bring the pains on to the ReichEU project finances

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        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          Fedup2
          Next country to leave the EU.
          Current William Hill odds.
          Italy 2/1.
          Greece 4/1.
          Czech Republic 5/1.
          Poland 5/1.
          Sweden 10/1.
          France 12/1.

          Italy 2/1, when Italy leaves the house of cards will collapse.
          This site will shut for a week while we celebrate.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Clever girl.

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  6. G says:

    My feedback just submitted to the Government on ‘our’ petition 229963:
    “I cannot believe how this Petition was considered. The sheer number of petitioners should have meant that it was debated alone not together with the other two which had far less signatories and dealt with diametrically opposed subjects.
    I looked through the Written Response from the “debate” 14.01.19. Just skimming through the Response, it is obvious the Government happily combined this particular petition with the other two to avoid any real focus on the instant Petition, It was diluted, probably because it felt uncomfortable with the numbers of signatories directly supporting the subject matter.
    It is clearly questionable whether there is any point in wasting time on a petition such as this one, where the Governments position is a foregone conclusion. In view of the above, maybe I should start a petition to call into question the worth of subscribing to such a petition in the future?”

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    • Fedup2 says:

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      Engage and get ignored – but legitimised government claims of ‘involving voters’

      Don’t engage and the government claims voters weren’t interested .

      Personally – after submitting my name to the ‘no deal’ petition and seeing what happened to it – why bother …? Not again

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      • Banania says:

        Them as ask don’t get. Them as don’t ask don’t want. Keep that in mind and you will understand how the petition system works.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      G
      New Petition.
      “That the Hoc instigates a Royal Commission to establish how many MPs, senior “civil servants” and other persons have committed treason since 2016-06-23″

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  7. Guest Who says:

    More hyperbolic emotion. But should secure a slot on QT at least.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes – says the actor who was married to an IRA bomber who is thankfully no longer with us…

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    • boohanna says:

      “My heart is breaking. Ireland’s heart is breaking.”

      Well I’m sure it’ll be singing with joy and fully repaired at the (stated) one million (plus for sure) new Irish(men) to be imported ASAP.

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    • vesnadog says:

      “No citizens, from any land, deserve a return to war”

      Sheesh?! the cheek of it! Its your flippin lot who has Trade-Marked: Irelands latest bombs.

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Guest
    I wonder how long it will take the ReichEU to build a wall to protect their statelet from UK free trade ? And how many Irish soldiers to stop unregulated northern Irish people going across their border ( not one made by Britain – although of course the new ira and their friends in labour and the BBC will place the blame there ).

    There is a twitter account which publishes the details of victims of NI terrorism and the circumstances of their murder on anniversaries . It’s a lot of people and the nature of the evil is there to read

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    • Guest Who says:

      It is interesting how decades of violent strife saw the border remain a boggy line on a map porous enough to see combatants and deadly ordnance pass to and fro relatively untroubled by the South’s finest. And mostly uncritically, or indeed supported by such as the BBC’s guarantor now leading the Opposition.

      However a bit of a trade spat now and Leo the Brave is calling for the… well, ‘an’ Army from Macron’s Mobile Light Baton Whirlers to be dropped off by Mutti’s U-boats. And not a peep from the British National Disgrace.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Speaking of U-boats, Ireland, ‘The Troubles’ and the Brexit border problem or no-problem border, I am reminded that during ‘The Troubles’, IIRC, arms were smuggled to the IRA from north Africa via France although the UK was in the EU (EEC/EC) at the time.

        Borders? What borders?

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

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      My concern is Verruca importing the third world and moving them to the UK.
      This must not be allowed.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        On memory – population of Eire 4 million . Of those 1 million are from the mainland ReichEU .The Dublin area has @ 1.5 million of the national population .

        Whatever happens Eire and Britain will be linked although their politicians seem to want to strain relations at the behest of the Brussels mafia

        Perhaps we could offer Ireland a good few billion to leave the ReichEU for 10 years or more to deal with the border issue . It’s reported today that Barnier says the backstop is only negotiable if we have a customs union which means not leaving the ReichEU . ( I know the idea of bribing Eire to leave the EU will be seen as offensive to some but worth a punt …)

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  9. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, elsewhere on the most trusted broadcaster, with its very own fact check unit…

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  10. theisland says:

    There are still many MPs who seem to think that they can modify Brexit to such an extent that we might as well still be members of the EU. Two of the more obvious changes they wish to make are to force the UK to be in ‘a’ customs union with the EU and to have ‘close alignment’ to the Single Market.

    This is nonsense and is most definitely not Brexit, as the EU Commission ably demonstrated in its announcement yesterday.
    “The EU’s Customs Union, which celebrated its 50 years anniversary in 2018, is unique in the world. It is a foundation of the European Union and essential for the proper functioning of the Single Market.”

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  11. Guest Who says:

    What they needed was a mission statement… with unique funding.

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  12. Oldspeaker says:

    First time I’ve seen this so may be a repeat, at some point they both become as bad as one another, but the lefty definitely comes across as a little more hysterical/unhinged, or is that just my bias? Still, a hat? Would a Hillary hat wearer get the same if the rolls were reversed?

    Poor black guys probably thinking “knew it all along, these white people are nuts”

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  13. Scroblene says:

    “The EU’s Customs Union, which celebrated its 50 years anniversary in 2018, is unique in the world. It is a foundation of the European Union and essential for the proper functioning of the Single Market.”

    For a bunch of public unelected ‘servants’ to shriek and squeal this trash is a summation of the fact that their own accounts have never been signed off properly. More ‘piss off’ Brexit votes as we speak!

    Rather like the BBC which hasn’t a clue how much they pay ‘slebs’ and other cretins on their ‘news’ cut-and-paste which the normal law-abiding Brit has to cough up for. Nice graph earlier here, about that prat Harrabin squawking about subjects he has no idea about!

    BBC and EU; troughers in extremis…!

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  14. Up2snuff says:

    I had a wander round some sites and happened across this on the Archbishop Cranmer web-site*.

    Apparently there are moves afoot to scrap Daily Prayers in the House of Commons: http://archbishopcranmer.com/parliamentary-prayers-impose-exclude

    * Not the web-site of Cranmer who used to post here and whose posts are missed, by me at least, if not others….

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    • RJ says:

      MPs need to pray for God to have mercy on them – because the people won’t.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes the Speaker wants prayers replaced with ‘rap’ for his ‘crew of homies from the crib ‘ whatever that means .,.,
      ….I don’t think the Queen would be very impressed and he really would say goodbye to his peerage ….

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      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Couldn’t the Queen ask Meghan Markle to organise the ‘rap’? Or am I getting confused with Angela Merkel?

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  15. Up2snuff says:

    Staying with the Archbishop Cranmer w-s for a moment, there is another Blog on there about the PM: ‘A “Bloody difficult woman!” ?’

    In the comments that follow the piece by Martin Sewell on 23rd January, was this. It made me chuckle.

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    Chefofsinners > Royinsouthwest • 2 days ago

    Reason #973 for a no-deal Brexit: Amber Rudd says she’d resign (again).


    Chefofsinners > Chefofsinners • 2 days ago

    “What are the other 972?”, I hear you cry. Funny you should ask…

    1. It’s what we voted for
    2. £39 billion
    3. Control of our borders
    4. No backstop
    5. The look on John Bercow’s face
    6. The look on Dominic Grieve’s face.
    7. Control of our fisheries
    8. Freedom to negotiate trade deals with the whole world
    9. It’s the EU’s worst nightmare
    10. Closure.
    Reasons 11 to 792: the names of every member of the Houses of Lords and Commons who has obstructed the will of the people for the last two and a half years.

    Phew. Narrowly avoided the Happy Jack memorial trophy for longest post in all Christendom.

    —————————————————————————————————–

    I like the thought, most of all of #10 on that list. It reminds me of today’s Any Answers. It was remarkable in that it may have actually presented an even-handed Brexit:Remain set of comments, with the Brexiteers getting their views in first. The very first contributor also highlighted the importance of #10 on that list.

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  16. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    AT LAST.
    The bbc have done a pro-Brexit programme supporting leave and showing the many positive reasons to leave.
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    Only kidding…..but you all knew that didn’t you.

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  17. JimS says:

    I caught a bit of Back in Time for School, ‘Swinging 60s’ edition today. Didn’t the ‘Social Studies’ teacher see anything ironic in her ‘Enoch Powell’ lesson? There she was, a ‘woman of colour’, metaphorically having the ‘whip hand’ over her class discussing Powell’s constituent’s comment that, “In this country in 15 or 20 years’ time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man”. Well I guess he got the colour and sex wrong so Powell is fair game!

    I’m pretty certain that all the nuclear survival training is BBC fakery too. Those public information films were never widely shown, as the advice was pointless and thought more likely to scare the population. Wasn’t there a bit of a media fuss in the 1980s as to whether they should be shown? As to schools having siren training and keeping stocks of sandbags, what planet are the BBC on!

    Does anyone in the BBC know what technical drawing is? A pack of girls doing a still-life of a casting, using T-squares to get some idea of scale, more like some weird art class. I’n sorry to disappoint those girls but in the 1960s the women in a drawing office would be most likely to be tracers, copying the work of the male draughtsmen.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I think the amount of ‘women of colour’ teachers in the 1960’s could be counted on one hand. The teaching profession mainly comprised men, and the women usually packed up once they married and had children. Windrush in the 50’s brought over the greatest number of black migrants, who found it hard enough to get any job let alone one in teaching, and mixed race (or half caste as it was back then) rarely existed, as the black and white relationships hadn’t got off the ground, so the few babies born wouldn’t be adults until the early 70’s

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      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        My schooldays were between 1955-1965 in Sunderland.
        At no time was there any nuclear type training, even during the Cuba missile crisis.
        The first black person I ever saw was when I joined the Army in 1967 and there was a Fiji (I think) soldier in the Regiment along with some Gurkhas (all great to a man and who I would happily live amongst any time)
        I have school photographs where there must be 800 plus pupils and about 40 or so teachers, every one on the photo hideously white. (Bede School 1962 and similarly at Barnes School 1955-1960)
        Perhaps it was different ‘down south’ so it seems this bbc ‘60’s school must have been in London or thereabouts.
        I didn’t see it.
        Maybe it’s like labour’s Brexit manifesto promise, leave in the north and remain in the south.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          EmmaG……… same timeline for school as me, and I was as far south as you could get in Kent.
          Certainly every school teacher and 99.9% of pupils were white. In fact anyone of colour were as rare as hen’s teeth. The U.S air force were based at Manston between 1950-1958, so there was a fair amount of black airmen deployed, – and the first that locals had ever seen.

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            Same period but Deptford in Sarf Eas’ Lunnon for me. I didn’t venture too far about, to Brixton for example, but I really can’t recall seeing any let alone many BAME about and none in my schools. Now of course…….

            Some 15 years after I left I remember reading about a stabbing of one pupil by another at that primary school.

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          • Banania says:

            I was at the Simon Langton School in Canterbury. We had one light brown boy who was known as Sambo, and everybody liked him. There were no black people anywhere around, but we had some Indians, Chinese and Italians.

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      • JimS says:

        I believe the schoolteachers are the schoolchildren’s own teachers. I have only caught a bit of some of the episodes but my impression is that the children are fairly adaptable, as children always have been, but the teachers, having been through the full Marxist training programme, Ofsted approved, are total snowflakes.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      JimS, “Does anyone in the BBC know what technical drawing is? A pack of girls doing a still-life of a casting, using T-squares to get some idea of scale, more like some weird art class. I’n sorry to disappoint those girls but in the 1960s the women in a drawing office would be most likely to be tracers, copying the work of the male draughtsmen.”

      My friend & fellow pupil Sylvana occupied the drawing board next to mine. She went on to achieve her ambition, getting a Degree from Manchester and becoming a Civil Engineer.

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  18. BRISSLES says:

    I’m putting my tin hat on here.
    I like Simon McCoy, at least he has (and shows) a sense of humour, particularly with other presenters or odd news stories. I remember his repartee a number of years ago with his very good sparring partner, and also attractive Carrie Gracie – when she didn’t wear glasses and sported a long hair bob. So I was sad to hear that wife no.2 had buggered off with her boss. But I was pleased to read that he is a fellow Border Terrier owner, so another notch up in my estimation.

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  19. taffman says:

    \\’Migrants’ filmed climbing out of lorry on to M25//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-47014636
    “Charities have said migrants were forced to take boats after increased security in Calais made it more difficult to enter lorries.”
    “Forced” Who is forcing them? A clever play on words.
    What on earth are Home Office Immigration Enforcement doing about it , do they exist ?

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  20. taffman says:

    “Yvonne Fletcher memorial vandal: Colleague offers reward”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47013530
    A hate crime ? Just like the paint daubing of the war memorials.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Do you notice how the public isn’t up in arms about this ? Or the bomber command vandalism . People forget …

      … and cctv of the crime hasn’t been released …. perhaps there is a racial element which the authorities should be dispelling – right ?

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      • Englands Dreaming says:

        Thank you taff for posting that I hadnt seen it. I remember Yvonne’s terrible murder well. The person or persons behind this vandalism I suspect are most likely UK loathing antifa types.

        One reason I didnt spot the news was it is only under the England section of the Beeb’s website, rather than UK home page. They did decide that this article was worthy of the front page though

        Islamic school vandalism is ‘hate crime’
        https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-47015434

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        • taffman says:

          Englands Dreaming
          Al Beeb indulging in ‘selective reporting’ .

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        • Sabreman64 says:

          The ‘outraged’ leader of Newcastle council says, “We must come together as a city to condemn such appalling racist hate crimes.” Islam isn’t a race, you bloody muppet. When Sinead O’Connor recently converted to Islam was she changing race? Idiot.

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          • LastChanceSaloon says:

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            Nick Forbes is a Labour Councillor, who has never had a proper job in his life (Wikipedia).

            https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-25928802
            2014-01-28 Six more arrests over conspiracy to rape in Newcastle

            Council leader Nick Forbes has said he was “shocked and appalled” by the allegations.

            https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/08/12/18-in-muslim-gang-rape-uk-girls-as-easy-prey
            2017-08-12 18 in Muslim gang rape U.K. girls as easy prey

            Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes said that the 20 young women who provided evidence in the four trials over the four-year period were “brave beyond belief.”

            Several other links to Nick Forbes and rapes.

            More concerned about two words on a wall than 500,000 rapes, disgusting.
            More disgusting, what “shocked and appalled” him was the rapes being public knowledge: just like thousands of Labour scum in the public sector.

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    • G says:

      Taff,
      Whether it be France, US, or the West in general, the mainly non-violent dissent cannot go on and on in its present form. In any one of these hot-spots, someone or a group will, ‘go-over-the-top’ and all hell will break loose. It is a ‘hair-trigger’ situation presently. But, but, to date, no signs of the Brits getting excited……..
      Personally, I see the problems looming thanks to the Globalists. I include Treason May and her acolytes under that heading. I see everything in terms of Globalists and/or muslims now. Strange bedfellows but in the end (I won’t be here) I know which of the two will ultimately prevail…………..

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  21. vlad says:

    Poor Rachel Riley getting death theats from the Vicious Left and needing police protection after calling out Labour on antisemitism.
    Not reported by the bbc of course, who only get agitated when it’s the Far Right being nasty.
    Or maybe they just can’t get their heads around a luvvie not being a lefty.
    System error…does not compute… system error…does not compute…

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Seems chipper.

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    • vlad says:

      Good riddance. Go to Belgium, Ireland, Holland, anywhere, just go.

      To quote Cromwell, “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”

      (Applies to most MPs too.)

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    • Demon says:

      If they do that then surely it’s up to the Belgians to pay for the TV Poll Tax and not us. They can change the first B to read Belgian Bullshitting Comrades.

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  23. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I think that Hammond, Carney and the rest of the anti democratic chums must have one thing in common.
    Their Mammies (or nannies) never read them the tale about ‘The boy who cried wolf’

    Nobody believes anything they come out with, the latest being the Army stockpiling ammunition because of brexit.
    We now laugh at the ever more ridiculous scenarios that the remoaners are dreaming up to try to make us want to stop Brexit (never going to stop it)

    There is a big danger though. If there ever happened to be a real threat then nobody would believe them any more and lives could be lost because the government and MSM has lost all credibility.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      There was a reasonable Project Fear worry today that the cost of travel insurance in Europe could go up if the health card is abandoned . However this woukd not change if there were bilateral agreements between countries regarding their nationals .

      Many have already approved of this idea . Nothing from France or Germany though .,.. decent countries like Italy Spain Portugal have already indicated approval ..

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      • taffman says:

        Fedup2
        Its going to effect the tourist trade.
        So which countries are going to suffer the most and where do all the Brits go ?
        Simples.

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        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          Holidays?
          Ahhh, April in Paris…

          ‘I’ll lose my eye’: Prominent Yellow Vest activist suffers HORRIFIC injury in Paris protests

          https://www.rt.com/news/449849-eye-injury-yellow-vests/

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          • Demon says:

            A once-pretty girl lost her eye a couple of weeks ago as well. The protestors don’t help themselves by being violent and destructive, but they clearly feel that is the only way they may be listened to.

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        • Lucy Pevensey says:

          BTW Taffman,
          I happen to think Cymru is a fine country for holidays. I’ve been going to the beaches & mountains of Wales since childhood, I think I’ll always love it. There is something about the character of these little islands of ours that I love more than any other place on earth.

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          • taffman says:

            Lucy Pevensey
            And so say all the the ‘True Brits’ !
            If Great Britain was so bad why do so many people try to get in here ? The whole of Britain is beautiful.
            Its only bad in Al Beeb’s eyes and they want to destroy it .

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    • Demon says:

      Why is the army stockpiling ammunition? Are they planning an action against the people in case they rise up when they realise that Brexit has been, finally, extinguished?

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  24. Dover Sentry says:

    The Bookies don’t expect that Article 50 will be rescinded. Their odds are long at 14/1.

    Interesting.

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  25. taffman says:

    “Sex Education: Netflix show’s boost for Welsh students”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46880077
    Why is Al Beeb so obsessed with Sex?

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  26. taffman says:

    “Cardiff homelessness: ‘Clear tents tweet’ councillor suspended”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47000978
    Why so many homeless?
    Too many people coming in to the country and not enough houses. Can anyone guess what the ‘white elephant in the room’ is ?

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  27. taffman says:

    “Banksy tribute to Bataclan terror victims stolen in Paris”
    “In November 2015, 90 people were killed when armed militants targeted the venue during a rock concert.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47017563
    So who were these ‘so called militants?
    I am sure that the ‘yellow vests’ would know.

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  28. vlad says:

    taffman, it’s the same breed of armed militants who seem to pop up all over the world these days, sometimes shooting people, or bombing them, or hacking them with knives and machetes or just driving into them with cars and lorries.
    Nobody knows who they are, or why they kill people, or what they have in common, or what ideology might motivate them.
    Authorities, police and media are baffled. Most baffled of all is the bbc. One thing we know for sure is they have nothing to do with islam, on that all are agreed.

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  29. taffman says:

    \\’People’s Vote’ campaigners in Edinburgh urge Theresa May to ‘start listening’//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-47014114
    “About 200 people met in the capital to hear cross-party speakers support the People’s Vote campaign.”

    Edinburgh is a big city with many people, but just look how many people attended .

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  30. taffman says:

    Project Fear is now into Mega Drive …………..
    \\Brexit ‘could create a majority for a united Ireland’//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45391529
    Usual operative word ‘could’.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Rampant across MSM twitter this morning.

      So far the Times wins with troops (unclear if from Ireland) confiscating property to prevent rioting. Unsure how that will help.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, could? Could? What you mean like “If we leave the EU we could fund the NHS with £350 million per week.” ? No?

      Oh, THAT ‘BBC’ ‘could’.

      Right, I get it now.

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  31. ScottishCalvin says:

    A cartoon and synopsis on 2 other news stories I spotted this week in my quest to see what was going on in the parts of the world that aren’t London, Brussels or Washington

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  32. StewGreen says:

    16th November 2018 Melvyn Bragg.interview
    He hit out at “squirearchal, hedge funding, overprivileged” Brexiteers and accused them of offering no evidence for their arguments.

    called on Jeremy Corbyn to “come off the fence” and back Remain at a second referendum, warning his “dallying is doing the Labour party no good”.

    I was canvassing in Carlisle for the Labour party – you couldn’t believe it really – they were worried about immigration. Nearly ninety per cent of the people in Carlisle had been born in and around Carlisle… but ‘oh, this terrible threat of immigration!’”

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    • Kaiser says:

      “Nearly ninety per cent of the people in Carlisle had been born in and around Carlisle”

      but they have probably been to manchester or west yorkshire or birmingham or ……..

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      Smug metrosexual Leftoid Al Beeb Apparatchik! I wonder when he last saw an immigrant other than his own domestic staff.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Melvyn Bragg (one of his homes in Hampstead London)
      called for inquiry into plan to open school in former police station

      http://archive.camdennewjournal.com/free-school-abacus
      images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUoYD0OWdcGQldorRu7CXVMUTWU2RqxsCIMo9TLw4lqUGhl-yc
      In his objection filed with Camden Council’s planning department, Lord Bragg said: “A school of 420 pupils and 60 staff, with all the attendant parents and minders, will be a massive intervention to the flow of a key part of Hampstead, and wholly distort the character of an area which is already bursting at the seams. I do hope a proper inquiry would be set up.”

      What about all the other areas bursting to the seams due to immigrants ?

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    • Banania says:

      Well, good for them, not thinking narrowly of their own area.

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  33. Do Beeboids Dream of Electric Goats says:

    The £150 Mostly Stupid Media Fake News anagram game:

    bbc fans week – a dwindling number of supporters every 7 days
    bbc fens wake – an east of england vigil for a recently lost nation
    bbc knew safe – past tense knowledge of a protected cash depository
    bbc seek fawn – searching for young brown-eyed bambis
    bbc wank fees – British television license

    Pick your winner.

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  34. Guest Who says:

    Bbc ‘Minstrel with the Most’ aims for the No. 1 slot.

    Might not get past the mods.

    Ok, a number two then.

       20 likes

    • Swelter says:

      When the minstrels of the left start taking the rise out of their own ,one gets the feeling that the Dear Leader might be in a smidgen of trouble.

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  35. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Bank of England blocks Maduro’s $1.2B gold withdrawal – report
    By Rob Picheta, CNN Updated 1732 GMT (0132 HKT) January 26, 2019

    Sorry to tell you about the US and UK imperialists attempt to destroy the earthly paradise created by the left.

    Carney acting on behalf of Venezuela, strange he has never acted on behalf of the UK, just our enemies.

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  36. Foscari says:

    It is reported on the BBC website that 5% of those polled
    in a UK survey denied that the Holocaust took place. However
    obviously for political correctness we would NEVER be told by
    the BBC what the make up of that 5% is. However I would like to
    bet that in three generations that figure will be increased to at
    least 30%! And by four generations 50%.

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  37. Guest Who says:

    Hush, now….

    http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2019/01/update.html

    Meanwhile, elsewhere, on twitter, more and more BBC employees share their views, which are… their own.

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  38. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47018418
    2019-01-27 09:30 BBC NEWS Politics
    Brexit: MPs facing longer hours to help break deadlock

    “MPs may need to work longer and lose their February half-term break if Brexit is to be delivered on time.”

    Translation – Treasonous MPs will cancel their holiday in a desperate attempt to keep the UK in the EU, while lying about it.

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  39. Jeff says:

    I’m watching The Marr show and he’s interviewing the perennially miserable Yvette Cooper. Crikey, she really is an old sour face. What is it about these ultra left wing women that makes them so bloody miserable?
    There’s Yvette, Caroline Lucas, Polly, Nicola Sturgeon, Shami and the ever whinging Yasmin. I reckon if one of ’em smiled their head would drop off. They all seem to have faces like a “smacked arse” as my old mum would have delicately put it. There’s a perpetual sense of dissatisfaction with them. They reek with sneering disapproval.
    Is there a bad smell? Has Andrew Marr quietly “dropped one”?
    Come on ladies brighten up.
    Look to the future…
    BREXIT!

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    • AWOL says:

      Did he ask Cooper-Balls how her migrants that she took into her house are doing? After all her husband was given the sack a couple of years ago.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Jeff,
      There are some betterlooking lefty women, that Cortez sort in the USA for instance , but the feature that unites them all, ugly or beautiful , sneering or smiling , is that they are supremely stupid. Of course it is a bonus for some politicians to be extremely stupid. If they were only a bit sub normal they would realise how stupid they are and disappear from public view. But if they are really, really stupid they don’t realise that they are and so is they keep appearing on tv.
      By the way did Yvette mention how the twelve refugees she took into her spare rooms three years ago are getting on? Thought not!

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        Dt
        Ocasia-Cortez better looking? No accounting for taste.
        Not as ugly as three gruesome Labour MPs who have been in the news lately (Abbott, Osamor, Onasanya).

        But she looks very plain Jane compared to Rachel Riley, see picture above, who has a maths degree from Oxford.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      Talking of faces like ‘smacked arses’, how could you leave out the flat-vowelled, slack-jawed pair of Rebecca Longface-Bailey and Angelanoangel Rayner?

      As the Donald would say, ‘what a pair of beauties’.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      She looked like either had a hangover or some illness . The ‘ trust me’ – I’m a politician – raised eyebrow thing was on display though

      Shame she wasn’t asked how her constituents voted in the red .

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  40. pugnazious says:

    Usual BBC Brexit bluffery and buffoonery as they try to massage the message.

    Rees-Mogg said that he might support May’s deal if the backstop was withdrawn….he’s said this previously, the BBC making more of it than necessary because they want to portray it as a ‘surrender’ by Brexiteers. I heard many a news bulletin on this and they all misled listeners as to what Rees-Mogg said and meant. The BBC told us he would be prepared to vote for the deal but then added that he also said there had been an outbreak of common sense, the BBC juxtaposing the two. You might have thought, as the BBC intended, that this was the Brexiteers ‘coming to their senses’ and compromising their ‘hardline, extremist’ demands for a real Brexit….but of course that wasn’t what Rees-Mogg meant. He was talking about the signs that some in the EU were prepared to themselves compromise on the Backstop and thus allow a deal to go ahead. [EU position does seem daft and illogical…we need a backstop to ensure peace in NI if no deal is agreed…but the backstop is what is stopping a deal being agreed…but then the backstop was not a principled stand but always a tactic designed to leverage the negotiations in their favour]

    The BBC bulletins of course never mentioned the changing EU position in relation to this report thus leaving you to think it was Rees-Mogg and co who’d suddenly seen ‘sense’….ie given up on Brexit.

    Contrast Phillip Hammond’s recent comments, and note he is never described as a ‘hardline Remainer’ or even as a Remainer in most cases, and how the BBC reports him, treating him with total, unquestioning respect when he suggested that the EU might compromise…er…’see sense’ perhaps?

    ‘The EU could be ready to drop some of its “red lines” from the Brexit deal it struck with the UK to “help” save it, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.

    He did not believe the EU would scrap the backstop plan to keep the border open between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

    But some EU leaders were “looking at what they can do” to change it.’

    This was of course leading every bulletin…curious how the same vews expressed by one person, a Brexiteer, are misrepresented and selectively quoted whilst another’s, a Remainer, are aired in full and given the full ‘Statesman’ treatment by the BBC.

    So BBC.

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  41. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47017821
    Louisiana shootings: Five killed and suspect at large

    Largest possible photograph of Dakota Theriot.

    BBC Links it to propaganda central.
    America’s gun culture in 10 charts
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41488081

    “What do young people think about gun control?”

    Because young people matter, the rest of us do not matter.
    Because young minds are shackled by by the lefty views inculcated from the breast onwards.
    Except the Lefty views were discarded by most of us when we became adults.
    Because it is nonsense, genocidal nonsense.
    The only adult Lefties are those who, like ourselves, realised the lefty lies.
    They did not change their opinions, as we did.
    They became angry instead, they pretended the lies were truths.
    They claimed the lies were truths.
    They pretended to be truth believers to promote the lies.
    They hoped the lies would metamorphose into truths.
    They hoped the truth believers would apostatise and would become, once again, lie believers.

    The long, sad, murderous, history of lefty lies, as promoted by The World’s Most Trusted Broadcaster.

    Also on the BBC, Philippines 20 Christians murdered by men.

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  42. vlad says:

    “I reckon if one of ’em smiled their head would drop off.”

    Let’s try to make them smile then.

       18 likes

  43. Beltane says:

    Frightening as the prospect of losing such gifted statespersons as Amber Rudd and David Gauke might be following a No Deal exit, readers might well improve their lives by reading what the Lisbon Treaty has in store for us in 2020 and 2022.
    Brexit is truly rosy in comparison – but don’t expect to get such petty and disloyal details from our politicians and media.

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  44. john in cheshire says:

    I’ve just switched off the radio, LBC, because once again that unelected Remaining ranter, Mr Adonis, is the guest on Nigel Farage’s show.

    Wouldn’t it be refreshing if Mr Farage invited Gerard Batten as the guest to speak about Brexit and the dirty tricks that are being used by the EU and our homegrown traitors conspiring to thwart the will of us the people.

    But it seems to me that a decision has been made by the collectivists in the MSM and our paid servants to prevent Mr Batten, the leader of a significant political party, from having hardly any access to the media, unlike unelected oiks like Mr Adonis.

       36 likes

    • theisland says:

      “Wouldn’t it be refreshing if Mr Farage invited Gerard Batten as the guest …”
      Indeed, or Anne Marie Waters.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Nigel is , or at least says he is, a friend of all minorities . He is very weak in his condemnation of Islam and always has been. The biggest concern I have about Brexit , if it happens, is are we swapping easily assimilated , culturally similar European immigrants from Poland etc , for Muslims. That would be a very bad deal indeed.

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        • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

          My view is that yes, we can take in some thousands per year of well-qualified foreigners to work here on a temporary basis, and as long as they have the right paperwork. Those who assimilate well and pay taxes are welcome stay long term and eventually become naturalised citizens should they wish to.

          What we don’t want are armies of low-skilled people and their entire families staying here for a lifetime of welfare payments. Unfortunately no recent Government has appeared to give a fig about checking who is here and who isn’t. They’ve given up even trying to enforce any controls. Severely curtailing access to benefits to new arrivals would solve most problems.

          Most Poles I’ve met are pleasant enough but we already have far too many of them – it isn’t as if they are all engineers and doctors -unlike those arriving by dinghy in Kent 🙂
          And I don’t know why we should be the dumping ground for hundreds of thousands of young French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese imports because they can’t find any work in their own countries. If the EU was a paradise why do they all flock here? Don’t we have enough British youngsters in need of a shop or cafe job? And there are other elements from the EU we definitely don’t want – Albanians pretending to be other nationalities, and the Roma gangs.

          I’ve heard it said that we need lots of immigrants because our British school-leavers are lazy, uneducated snowflakes who can’t turn in a shift and are generally useless. I have some sympathy for that view, but it only goes to show that they have been failed (and deliberately failed I believe) by the left-wing education system – which successive Governments have also never bothered to reform. It’s almost as if those in power have a love for the foreigner, and despise their own people doesn’t it?

             10 likes

        • Banania says:

          Perhaps he is thinking of the time, not perhaps far in the future, when moslems will not be a minority.

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  45. vlad says:

    The story of Countdown’s Rachel Riley receiving online abuse and threats for daring to challenge Labour’s antisemitism is now covered by much of the msm, including the Grauniad, Sky, DM, DE etc.
    But from the world’s most admired and trusted… tumbleweed.

    Surely not because she’s criticising their favourite party?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Minding my own business with the dire Sunday morning Nicky Campbell show – talking about private schools ( I didn’t go to one ) …. what wasn’t declared was that Mr Campbell went to Edinburgh academy – an independent school – @ 16000 a year

      Priceless- their site even celebrates him as an alumni ….

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  46. Kaiser says:

    anne marie in the crowd on the big questions

    lets see what air time she gets

       13 likes

    • theisland says:

      Just watched (as much as I could stomach) on youtube.
      Usual bias.

         15 likes

  47. Sir_Arthur_Strebe-Grebling says:

    ‘My astrology obsession stopped me leaving the house…’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/9bb22a74-e8ad-41ec-af9b-7e30305368b1
    Well worth £150.50 a year. Not.

       16 likes

  48. nigel tufnel says:

    For all those biasedbbc posters who don’t already know who maxicony actually is.

       12 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Nigel

      Please don’t tell you have really identified our maxi ?

      I’d be so disappointed . Maxi – tell me it ain’t you

         10 likes

      • taffman says:

        Haven’t we seen this guy before ?
        Wasn’t he aspiring to be a full time Al Beeboid ?

           2 likes

    • Peter Grimes says:

      What an ugly looking cove! Do you think his short-term partners appreciate that fuzz around his chops around their chops and cheeks?

      Chacun…. as our Frog friends put it!

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  49. pugnazious says:

    _88649375_the-sun-front-page-09.03.16.jpg

    The Queen made a speech to the Woman’s Institute in which she made this highly controversial statement…

    ‘”As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture,”‘

    Apparently this, in fact, somewhat anodyne and uncontroversial desire for people to talk and negotiate with respect and good manners is beyond the pale and an outrageously political intervention in the Brexit debate. Naturally it is the Remainers who are up in arms about this…mainly because, of course, it is they who have been not only doing their best to block and undermine negotiations but have indulged in an orgy of abuse and intimidation of Leave voters and politicians….the BBC leading the charge in so many cases. The Remainers’ reaction shows their recognition of, and own guilt at, what they do and they don’t like being called out on it…and if she was talking about Brexit what might that ‘Bigger picture’ be? Perhaps the 2016 referendum and the massive public vote to leave the EU. Maybe she was urging politicians to respect that vote, do their duty, implement Brexit and respect Democracy. No wonder Remainers hate such a message…it shames them and their lies shining a light on their duplicity and betrayal of the people of this country…both Remain and Leave voters.

    Not as if the Queen never makes general, liberal statements that encourage or praise certain virtues….such as equality for women….I’m sure the BBC has no problem with that…

    ‘I am delighted to join you here today for the national Annual General Meeting in this, the 100th year of the Women’s Institute in Britain.

    In the century since the first W.I. groups were formed in North Wales and in Sussex, so much has changed for women in our society.

    There has been significant economic and social change since 1915. Women have been granted the vote, British women have climbed Everest for the first time and the country has elected its first female Prime Minister.’

    Indeed she had pretty much the same message about coming together in her 2018 Christmas Broadcast…which, shock horror, commented negatively on the evils of tribalism in religion and praised Jesus’ message of peace to all men….

    ‘In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just 8 countries to the first such meeting in 1948. Now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries with 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population. Its strength lies in the bonds of affection it promotes, and a common desire to live in a better, more peaceful world. Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human-being is always a good first step towards greater understanding. Indeed, the Commonwealth Games, held this year on Australia’s Gold Coast, are known universally as the Friendly Games because of their emphasis on goodwill and mutual respect.

    Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so. Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil. Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism.

    The Christmas story retains its appeal since it doesn’t provide theoretical explanations for the puzzles of life. Instead it’s about the birth of a child and the hope that birth — 2,000 years ago — brought to the world. Only a few people acknowledged Jesus when he was born. Now billions follow him. I believe his message of peace-on-earth and goodwill-to-all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone. It’s needed as much as ever. ‘

    Shame the BBC and its Remainer chums are so set against Brexit they cannot allow a perfectly innocent comment to go without violent storm of criticism and negative comment….maybe precisely what the Queen was talking about…oh the irony.

    The Queen’s comments were not in any way political, they were, if anything, merely a comment on the conduct of the process and not making a politicial statement that sided with one group or another. Decide and come to agreement but do it nicely….what you might expect from the Queen.

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