Midweek Open Thread 6 February 2019

The public consultation on ending free TV licences for over 75s concludes on 12 February . I have put the link here ;

https://bbcconsultation.traverse.org.uk/

now I know ‘ many’ think consultations are a waste of time because the high and mighty will do what they want any way – but anything which undermines the biased far left  state broadcaster could be worth it.

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399 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 6 February 2019

  1. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I see this weeks question time panel is 4:1
    It’s certainly balanced with the previous 2 qt’s
    In Fiona Bruce’s 3 shows its 12 remainers to 3 leavers so far.
    Consistent is probably the best way to describe the ‘selected’ panels.

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  2. Terminal Moraine says:

    Women’s Hour accidentally stumbles upon an existential paradox at the heart of the progressive worldview. For when diversity is not enough, we now have the problem of ‘onlyness’: “how it feels to be the only person with a certain characteristic, perspective or life experience in a group – usually in a work setting.”

    The beeb want us to feel how awful this is, but what’s the solution? Increased variability is an outcome of a group that moves from homogeneity to heterogeneity. Whatever your ideals, this is a natural function, so a diverse society shows — as an empirical consequence — a wider range of characteristics and experiences that don’t match your own.

    It’s opened up an basic rip in the progressive’s spacetime continuum… the more variables, the less likelihood you’ll find them all reflected in a sample of the general population.

    But instead of spotting this paradox we get a whinge about the use of ‘tick box’ recruitment and a predictable call for a truly ‘inclusive culture’. If I don’t find common ground with the experiences of a black bisexual mother, I’m contributing to ’onlyness’. Onlyness can be remedied by adding people with similar life experiences, thus leading to … er … more homogeneous groups. And homogeneity is the beeb’s bogeyman; it’s the multifariousness of life that’s supposed to culturally enrich us all.

    As so often with these things, it’s ill-thought out, and a logical and existential mess. It’s the kind of absurdity you get when identity politics is turned up to 11, all readily slopped up on your plate by the £5bn BBC.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      TM, that end state – “when diversity is not enough, we now have the problem of ‘onlyness’ ” – is an inevitable consequence of a liberal trajectory of accommodating anything and everything except fidelity and integrity.

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Up2 — I agree, and that position of accommodating everything so often leads to obvious internal contradictions, but are rarely followed up it seems

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Yes, even when the suicide rate for young people climbs no real, no genuine searching questions are asked. I cannot get over the death of that young lass Mollie. A lovely looking young woman. She should have had lots of friends. Been happy with her looks. What agonies was she carrying? Were they down to this liberal morass of lax and hypocritical and double standards?

          The BBC are happy to instantly lay the blame at the feet of the new media companies, conveniently overlooking the vile sludge that they dredge from the Broadcasting House bilges – almost constantly now – and spray over the airwaves. Their promotion this morning of euthanasia being a timely example.

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    • jip says:

      Imagine how terrible onlyness is…

      Imagine being the only one-legged hetronormative podium dancer in a gay nightclub…

      I am well versed in identity politics…

      The clear solution is to chop the legs off half of the gay-staff because one -leggidnes is less common than being gay…

      … and take the fellows wooden leg and roger him with it until his hetronormative tendencies disappear…

      Because as all people with Brain-washed, Brain-dead Condition (BBC) know, hetronormative = evil!!!.

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Toady Watch

    The people who run Toady have truly lost the plot . They sent out Justin to Portmounth Unniversity ( why) on a working day .

    Maybe they just want to reduce listening figures even further . I did learn something though -universities accept students with non A levels at all .

    Wow how dumbed down have educational standards become – but the BBC is naturally not interested in that.

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    News to cheer us up

    Radio four has lost 750000 listeners in a year .

    Can you imagine all those well paid BBC managers sitting around trying to figure out “why? ‘ when all they need do is read through these threads ……

    I’ve turned my radio off today – I’d rather listen to the howling wind than Toady.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Here’s one for all in early to sit around Frankie Howerd to ponder: ‘British woman’.

      #Ccbgb.

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    • Jeff says:

      I’m one of Radio 4’s “lost listeners”. I used to wake up to it. I would to measure my day by what was on Radio 4.
      It was an integral part of my life. But no more.
      Their grossly unfair coverage and unhealthy obsession with Donald Trump, their endless bias regards Brexit and their liberal smugness has driven me away.
      Classic FM from now on. It’s far from perfect. Some of the announcers are a bit of a pain and the commercial breaks go on for yonks, but I no longer find myself growling Anglo Saxon expletives first thing in the morning.
      Much better for the old boy’s blood pressure!

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      • Old Goat says:

        Yes, I too gave up the BBC years ago.

        At the moment I suffer Classic FM, with it’s biased, silly “news” where there is more “advice” about how we should live, from universities, and opinion than real news. The ads are a pain in the bum. Many of the presenters, particularly the male, morning ones, have turned it from a Classical radio station into a version of CBBC, with their inanities and patronising wittering.

        The only reasonable alternative, is Swiss Classical radio.

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      • Deborah says:

        Yep, me too. Kitchen radio now permanently tuned to Classic FM and I often miss the top of the hour news. The car radio with push button tuning is also usually on Classic. But as I am driving I sometimes think I would like voices. Yesterday Jenny Murray was talking to I think an author who had written in detail about her sexual experiences. Well I lasted about 20 seconds before I returned to soothing music. I used to like Ken Bruce on Radio 2 but either I am getting old or I no longer like the noise, but it just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

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        • gaxvil says:

          Yes, I started going off it when Woman’s’ Hour turned into an adults only porn fest.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Yes, I listened to Radio 4 pretty much 24/7 for around forty years.
      Come 2016 I stopped. Now something changed and it wasn’t me.

      Obviously I became no longer a person they wished to cater for.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        I’m still there but slip sliding away. R4e is a strong draw now that the Snuffy household has a digi-radio-box-thingy. Then there are the other digi-stations still to be explored.

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    • G says:

      Fed,
      “BBC Radio 4 adds 750,000 listeners in a year. BBC Radio 4 has added more than 750,000 listeners in the space of a year to achieve its biggest audience figures in a decade.”
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6458042/BBC-Radio-4-adds-750000-listeners-in-a-year.html

      Ah! those were the days………….

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Fed,
      The article in Guardian made me laugh..apparently R4 have lost listeners due to:
      “the challenge facing the corporation’s speech radio stations from commercial rivals”
      Nothing to do with the sh..te they pump out now….how have the commercial stations got an edge? Well supposedly they pay more for people? What a load of bull crap
      It can’t be a coincidence that the head of R4 left recently with this as statement
      “My goal has been to keep the station intelligent and to build audiences by smartening up not dumbing down, making sure Radio 4 is the place to come for greater understanding, particularly in these turbulent times”
      Well I think she failed.. audiences down, dumbed to buggery

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      • StewGreen says:

        @JamesArthur What did the Guardian comments say ?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Stew /James

          I don’t think there were any comments allowed – touchy subject for kinfolk . Whenever the G allows comments on the BBC it tends to be lefties complaining of right bias . God knows where they get that from – unless it’s a clever smokescreen in that soviet kind of way .

          I think the comment by the outgoing R4 type was an ‘in house’ joke . I mean – look at it . Dull dumb drama Wimmins hour stuck in time . Toady just a diminished joke now – radio comedy with no jokes (with one honerable exception (clue)) . Tick box book reading – over representation of non white , Muslims and queers ,joke ‘political programmes – Westminster hour , week in Westminster , the dire Sunday thing .

          Listing that lot – no wonder listening numbers drop through the floor . It was my ‘go to’ station as a kid ( political geek ) . Now I don’t even look at what is on….

          For anyone looking for comedy – try the repeats of Radioactive ‘ on r4x.

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  5. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Widely reported, I could not find it the DailyTraitor (AKA BBC).
    Europe must accept mass migration – Macron.
    Yesterday, I forgot it in the Tusk affair.
    Yes I accept mass migration, they can all leave.
    We were not asked about this, time for another referendum.
    Remainers can leave if they are not happy.

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    • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

      I was reading something random today (it was about pronunciation, don’t ask me why) and learned that a ‘macron’ is a little bar you can place above a letter to indicate a long vowel.

      I’m sure in the future Macron will be remembered not as ‘Jupiter’ but only as an insignificant black mark in the history of France.

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  6. theisland says:

    Includes: Accusing Muslim citizens of being more loyal to the ‘Ummah’ (transnational Muslim community) or to their countries of origin, or to the alleged priorities of Muslims worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.

    Is Europhobia also a crime yet?

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  7. Doobster78 says:

    I really want one of these !!! LOL

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    • Guest Who says:

      https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/steyn-spears-the-blackface-brouhaha/?

      Clearly Katty and Kru need to fly in SurLenny to bring expert bbc analysis to this critical issue.

      Worth reading and watching everything.

      As an aside, I find this US media trend for multiple video heads in a row bizarre if hilarious. Looking at the anchorette and various outrage persons of lobotomy shaking their heads at bad words for the problematic old white guy was quite the treat.

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    • vlad says:

      It looks ridiculous of course, but much more ridiculous is the hysteria about ‘blackface’. At this rate, soon even the word black will be banned, and even the colour black will be a hate crime.
      God was definitely racist for painting the nights black.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      She looks like half a golly

      cms_00004792.bro

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  8. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Standard & Poor’s has warned it could downgrade its credit ratings for Britain and an array of companies if the country crashes out of the European Union next month without a deal.

    Global Project Fear MMMXXC still alive and kicking.

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  9. Fedup2 says:

    Last
    I thought those credit rating agencies had been dissolved after the financial crises –

    Anyway Question Time Panel

    Owen Jones , polly Toynbee , alibi brown , Diane abbot , Mrs Soubry – perfect balance ….. – specially selected audience of Foreigners with EU passports . The devil will make a guest appearance ….

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    • Guest Who says:

      Sounds legit.

      How ever truth can be awesome too, and the contribution of renowned Fashion Model Eunice Olumide must be awaited with bated breath.

      Bet that, somewhere, fellow beauties Di and Dawn are kicking the cat.

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    • G says:

      Fed,
      Just who, in wishing to retain any modicum of sanity would want, (indeed experience) any enjoyment in watching that line up spout predictable nonsense?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        G
        I was just musing on what Hell would be like – since Mr Tusk seems to have inside information ….

        Do you know – I really want to use a very bad word to describe him – here – but I’d have to ban me self . Just not fair ( I’m not inviting anyone to do it for me though )

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        • G says:

          Sorry Fed, not me.
          Wouldn’t want to be banned for something that the banner found acceptable. Come to think of it, that sounds like our far left Marxist State Broadcaster’s modus………….
          You haven’t caught anything infectious have you?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, “The devil will make a guest appearance ….”

      What?

      Donald Tusk is going to be there?

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      • Mrs Kitty says:

        I believe that’s insulting the Devil…….I understand that Old Nick has a designated cell just for Tusk, his friend gappy Guy and Drunker, they can sit in a boiling pit together and tell each other how wonderful they are while listening to Ode to Joy on a loop.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Mrs K, I think I would want to reverse Matt’s DT cartoon for Tusk, Juncker, Verhofstadt, Barnier & Weyand: make them listen to the UK National Anthem sung very slowly by alternating Ulster and Irish Republic accented voices.

          🙂

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  10. gaxvil says:

    Money, of course, is power. Those with half a brain should know that and Germany, they should realise, has the most with France bringing up a crisis ridden rear.
    Germany has become very used to getting it’s own way which includes our very nice £350 billion and Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal etc., really need our money and jobs.
    Europe has self interest in mind and shock horror so do we.
    Remainers don’t seem to get this. They think what, that the EU is giving us tough love?

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  11. Dover Sentry says:

    Going back to Donald Tusk and his recent comment about Brexiteers going to a special place in hell.

    How would the BBC have reacted if he had said that of Remainers?

    It is Remainers who have after all have been obstructing the democratic process.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Yes, singular deafening silence over Tusk’s words.
      Surely they realise that amongst the 17 or so million Leavers are some of the beebs favorites ie: ethnics, women, LGBGTi’s (is’nt that a car, oh well you know what I mean). Although Germany sent many Jewish WW1 Iron Cross holders to the Death Camps.

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  12. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just imagine.
    Had it been Germany that was leaving, how would we feel about substantially upping our eu contributions to cover the German loss of contribution.
    Would we make it easy for them to leave or would we try to cripple them with draconian conditions.
    Would they have to give us 50 billion.
    Would they concede everything and meekly accept all we demand they do.

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    • gaxvil says:

      No, but then we didn’t slaughter millions, leave Europe in ruins and financially cripple the supposed victors.

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    • Demon says:

      “Would they concede everything and meekly accept all we demand they do.”

      Quite. And we should fight for our rights just as they would have.

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  13. theisland says:

    http://daystobrexit.co.uk/

    50 days to go.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The island

      I really hope that the
      ‘Buyers’ are touring the planet looking for non EU products to sell into our markets . It will be time to try and reduce EU produce and for President Trump to step in with us ( yes and I know it will be ‘America first ‘ ) but a whole new world coming …

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      • gaxvil says:

        Yes, America has some brilliant stuff but the postage AND customs import charges are killer. If they could address that ?

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        • G says:

          I regularly buy things from Ebay. Many of which come directly from China. Mostly of acceptable quality. I think the expression is, “knock-offs”. Please correct me if that term is wrong. No import tax. Just receive the goods.
          I have also purchased two relatively expensive items from the US, both of which are not available in the UK or, importantly, elsewhere.
          Costs of transport and VAT added to US products must be killing the US market. Just a further example of the EU working multinationally with the Globalists to strangle US business.
          All the POTUS can do to support proper, honest, World Trade and in the process, “Make America Great Again” is fine with me. Just goes to show up the wasters in Brussels and Westminster for what they really are.

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          • gaxvil says:

            You might have noticed that some things you buy from China and send your money to have UK addresses and arrive rather quickly. That’s because they have warehouses in the UK which the UK Government tend to ignore.
            The Chinese crap I’ve bought and skipped beggars belief but when there are no UK manufacturers we’re stuck with it. Reluctant to buy EU, I’d happily buy US.

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  14. G says:

    Toady tells me that anti-Semitism is growing steeply year-on-year in the UK. Toady doesn’t explain why. Toady doesn’t want to tell or even speculate because it will be found to be, the Elephant in the Room.
    Some years ago, here, I explained that I had bought a copy of a Bartholomew’s World Atlas while living in Saudi Arabia. On arriving ‘home’, I realised the cellophane wrapper had been prised open. No concern as the content was not perishable. Only days later browsing through the atlas, I suddenly noticed that every and all reference to Israel had been redacted by black marker pen. On the actual maps, in the index, everything. When in that bookstore some while later, I checked others on the shelf. All the same. Some official had the responsibility for opening every sealed package and defacing the Atlas.
    What happens when you import millions of people with that mindset?

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    • Dystopian says:

      In contrast, over on Talk Radio, Julia Hartley Brewer made no bones about mentioning that polls have shown that lot of Muslims are anti Semitic, although she still had to appease them by saying that Muslims are also shown to be ‘victims’ of hate too.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Well of course Muslims hate the Jews. In fact lots of people hate lots of other people and to pretend otherwise and try to change or make illegal such feelings is akin to telling the wind not blow.

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  15. Dystopian says:

    “A ‘man’ has been arrested on suspicion of abducting student Libby Squire who went missing a week ago.”

    Abduction….man….no description.
    Watch this space.

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    • StewGreen says:

      It doesn’t say “local man” does it ?
      Other media do name the Polish man

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  16. Rich says:

    I wonder how many dinner parties he tried this one at?

    Oh-so-clever Euroleech Stephen Kinnock,

    “A 52-48 vote is a mandate to move house but stay in the same neighbourhood” .

    His response to Corbyns letter to May on the bBBC Views this morning.

    I shook my head wearily and silently sighed.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Feeling Katty’s pain. So much pain.

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  18. Doobster78 says:

    The media NEVER pull Carney up about his past predictions ….. and how very very WRONG they have been !!!! More Project Fear bull.

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    • gaxvil says:

      That being so I expect all our ‘guests’ and the Remainers to be making tracks err …. toot sweet.

      See there I’m using yer actual French although France has banned all English words from the French language so zoot allore !

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Hopefully brexit is having a Knock on effect of destabilising the EU . The French President has recalled their Ambo from Italy because the Italian government has said not nice thing .

        Isn’t that great ?

        Meanwhile Mrs May will be in time to get the 1700 Eurostar back from Brussels after a bit of shopping …. can’t waste the trip …

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        • gaxvil says:

          Funny – the other day a fellow EU nation said that France had boosted it’s economy on the backs of imported Africans and should actually be fifteenth in the World economy rankings.
          And La Penn has told Macron to go for another Election plus pursue reforms in the meantime.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        “Moriarty, don’t leave your ‘OWwhh’ lying on the pavement like that. Someone may trip over it.”

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  19. jip says:

    More anti white racism in the public sector… not reported by the public sector BBC (can anyone find the BBC reporting this? i couldn’t)… all perpetrated by our racist government.

    This is apartheid, in the UK against the majority and the racist filth at the BBC, who think minorities are mentally feeble and are incapable of achieving he same test scores as white men, don’t report on it.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6638141/Fire-service-accused-discrimination-amid-claims-entry-tests-harder-white-men.html

    The BBC is degenerate, racist, anti British… and openly seeks to destroy meritocracy and “hetronormative culture” to boot , i.e. destroy families and birth rates to decapitate a country already on its knees.

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  20. gaxvil says:

    The English are very tolerant but …………………………………………

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  21. vlad says:

    Careful Papa, people have been thrown off tall buildings for less!

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  22. Roland Deschain says:

    Well, she’s changed her tune since #believeher was all the rage. Is it because the man can’t be used to get at President Trump?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Meanwhile whilst we’ve been concentrating on the devil he’ll and Tusk the funny State of Virginia thing has been going on involving a democrat governor dressing in KKK gear and the state democrat AG blacking up.

      Pass the popcorn- I’m guessing not great coverage by the hideous Katy and the boy Christian…

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      She’s a filthy stinking hypocrite.

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  23. pugnazious says:

    When a Polish man is killed the BBC made a special programme, before the real facts were known, their very own little kangaroo court, and declared that this was a murder driven by hate and racism in Brexit Britain, this, we were told, was what Britain had now become due to Brexit. Of course we now know it was the Pole who had made racist comments and attacked the youth….the complete opposite of what the BBC told us. The BBC hasn’t apologised for or admitted their sensationalising of a massive lie.

    Curious then, in contrast, how they treat crime known from the off to be by immigrants…..radio silence. Why is every rape or murder not prefaced with an exclamation that ‘This is mass immigration Britain!’….’Every pro-open borders BBC campaigner has blood on their hands!’?

    Today a Pole has been arrested on the suspicion that he abducted a girl…The Mail headline…..

    ‘Police search married Polish butcher and martial arts fan’s house after man, 24, is arrested on suspicion of abducting missing student Libby Squire and officers stop people going near pond close to her home’

    The BBC headline….

    ‘Libby Squire: Abduction arrest over missing University of Hull student’

    No mention at all of his nationality in the report.

    In this case nothing is certain yet but in so many, many other similar cases why does the BBC not suggest these girls would almost certainly still be alive or unraped had it not been for the open borders policy. You can guarantee had it been Brits attacking immigrants the BBC would have a narrative about that and not just be reporting it straight….or as straight as they can manage as they omit relevant parts of the story.

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  24. Doobster78 says:

    Check out the HYS (top rated). Yet again, the NO DEAL is the winner. I can only imagine those who monitor such things in the BBC HQ just simply cannot fathom why the comments are like this on every Brexit article they put up. They live in such a “Luvvy” London bubble i really honestly believe they have no idea the REAL world exists.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47152035

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    • Dystopian says:

      Well said Dave;

      “80. Posted by Dave on
      9 hours ago
      I speak as a Remain voter who accepts (and always has) the result of the referendum. All Donald Tusk has done is prove correct those who said the EU was undemocratic and arrogant correct“

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  25. pugnazious says:

    It is enlightening and informative to see what the BBC chooses to report and the way it then does so.

    In the previous comment I noted how they hype and fabricate anti-Brexit stories and downplay and hide negative stories about immigrants.

    R4 treated us today to the next chapter in its anti-Brexit ‘fact-finding’ programme ‘Brexit: A guide for the perplexed’. The justification for this programme is that it informs us about an important event in our history…but of course that’s just untrue….it’s too late, we’ve already voted, however the BBC has other ideas on that. The real reason for such programmes, and there are many on the BBC, is that it is more ‘project fear’…this is the BBC hoping for another referendum and in that expectation they keep on pumping out and ramping up the scare-mongering stories meant to influence us in any subsequent vote or at the very least soften us up to accept a ‘Remain’ Brexit…in other words a deal that keeps us in the EU…just on terrible terms for us, the worst possible outcome…a zombie deal.

    Today’s effort was about security and how we would be swamped by criminals from the EU…lol….the BBC is usually unwilling to report there are such creatures, they just don’t exist.

    Funny isn’t it that the BBC doesn’t want to talk about the massive crime wave that has landed here on our doorstep #duetofreedomofmovement and which has come here despite all those security arrangements that we already have in place with the EU but the BBC does want to talk about the phantom menace of a future crime wave flooding our country #duetobrexit.

    What about the crime wave that is already here? What about the Albanian drug gangs, the Romanian pickpockets and credit card scammers, the East Europeans who murder and rape…what of the ‘county line’ drug gangs run so often by immigrants that ensnare the young, what of the Somali, Vietnamese and Afghan drug gangs? The prisons are full of EU citizens and other immigrants. Did all those EU data bases stop them coming here? No.

    On a day when the BBC is reporting that knife crime is at the highest rate ever recorded it refuses to make the link….immigrant drug gangs, knives and murder. It talks the talk on crime but really isn’t interested, it is only interested in exploiting it to make a political point….about race or Brexit. It cares not that these youths get murdered and the real reason why…..if they did they would be asking about open borders and how that effects security and safety on our streets. But then so many at the BBC themselves partake of the drugs sold by these gangs. John Sweeney might be suggesting there was ‘blood on their hands’ if he had a real conscience.

    The BBC’s Chris Morris finished his report by asking a British copper ‘Do they[EUers] think we have taken leave of our senses with Brexit?’

    No bias there then.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Interesting idea that more criminals would come to Britain because of brexit . They’ll be disappointed because the third worlds rubbish are already here and busily experiencing prison life .

      One might assume that plans are on standby to record the real identity of anyone trying to come into Blighty as well as leave . However making assumptions about the desire of the civil service to prepare for a real brexit strains reality some what …

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Feb1st Runaway Rochdale rapist arrested in Pakistan
    Lets see what happpens next.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NatashaFatah/status/1091605217727078400

    there’s a bbc story
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47071424

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    • vlad says:

      In Pakistan he’ll be given 72 pre-pubescent virgins for services rendered to Jihad.

      If he’s extradited we’ll have to pay £100,000 pa to keep him at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

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  27. pugnazious says:

    The anti-semitic Guardian……

    ‘Fightback against the billionaires: the radicals taking on the global elite ‘

    Funny how when critics of Soros, his business practices and his attempts to interfere in the national politics of countries that he is not a citizen of using his billions to buy power and influence to subvert and undermine democracy the BBC plays the anti-Semitism card claiming Soros is only targeted because he is Jewish and that terms like global elite and international financier are code for ‘Jew’.

    Of course the BBC only defends Soros now because he is trying to buy Brexit with his billions and because he opposes the democratically elected government of Hungary…the one the BBC hates so much. In any other world the lefty, Occupy supporting, ‘Capitalism is broken’ BBC would be denouncing the likes of Soros and his exploitation of the system and the grifting of the poorest to fill his own pockets….the man who invented the hedge fund and has led the capitalist assault on the world via financial trickery and profiteering.

    Instead the BBC cheers him on as a philanthropist, others suggest he is an ‘economic war criminal’…the last may be nearer the truth as he destroys economies, takes the profits and then uses them to try and buy the political systems of those countries and mould them to suit himself.

    Is that philanthropy or piracy?

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  28. Guest Who says:

    When Rob gets into spats with looney lefties it is funny.

    He does not get into spats with those making good points as he’d lose, and knows it.

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  29. Guest Who says:

    The tease.

    How long before Emily and Katty RT (Which does not mean endorsement *innocent face*)?

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  30. vlad says:

    Some of the media think this is a big story: “Actor breaks down at rapper’s trial.”
    But the beeb, mmm, not so much. They’re fast ghosting the story. Which is strange as it’s got lots of their favourite ingredients: celebrity dad, beautiful daughter, inter-racial relationship (come on beeb, you LOVE those), drugs (you love those too), pop festivals (so cool beeb, get down wiv da kidz)…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6678645/Holby-City-star-stares-daughters-rapper-boyfriend-court.html

    BBTia1o.img

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Crikey if he’s not careful the Neeson haters will be giving him the same treatment, for daring to criticise a black man !

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  31. Dystopian says:

    “Gas explosion” in Batley, a predominantly Muslim area near Dewsbury/ Bradford.
    Since when does the bomb squad attend “gas explosions”?

    Police have said it isn’t terror related. The emergency services are still investigating. So if the investigation is ongoing how do the police conclude it isnt terror related?
    “5 ‘men’ have suffered burns”.

    “It was initially thought it was a gas explosion. However, this has not been confirmed.”

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  32. gaxvil says:

    Dear Lord you would need to be dead and then some not to clock the bbc bias. Rob Watson on the World Service (Brexit expert my arse) apologizing to two foreign students for Brexit. Utterly puke worthy.

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    • StewGreen says:

      More Rob Watson

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  33. BRISSLES says:

    1. I would not apologise to anyone for Brexit
    2. I certainly would not apologise to students
    3. I definitely would not apologise to foreigners.

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  34. Lucy Pevensey says:

    A shame we’re stuck with a Poundland Thatcher rather than the real one.

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  35. Up2snuff says:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229963 is still ticking up new petitioners. Now above 350,000.

    I wonder when the BBC will notice?

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  36. Dover Sentry says:

    We’ll be leaving the EU without a deal. Of that I’m certain.

    But, the BBC will continue to attack Brexit.

    In the same way, they continue their attack against Trump even after his democratic election two years ago.

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  37. Guest Who says:

    Not bbc, but this thread is simply precious.

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  38. gaxvil says:

    Well imagine for just one tiny second Brexit does not come to pass.

    What would the bbc have to talk and make programmes about?

    Transgender, black, feminist, vegan footballers suffering from global warming, discrimination and Donald Trump maybe?

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    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      gax,
      “What would the bbc have to talk and make programmes about?”

      Crashing out of freedom and democracy.

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  39. Guest Who says:

    This is good value, especially in the comments…

       20 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      …and allegations that he’s been on QT 7 times. By someone who posts four pictures, 3 of them from tonight’s programme and I’m not convinced the fourth is the same person.

      Whatever the truth, it doesn’t detract from what he said!

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  40. Rich says:

    Sorry to squeeze this one in here but you have to laugh at the absurdity of it.

    Earlier in this thread Keith, Stew and G were discussing the problems that some guide-dog owners are having with access to taxis as so many drivers from a particular faith refuse to allow dogs in their cabs. The bBBC did a piece on this but didn’t mention Islam, stressing that exemption certificates are being sought by the taxi drivers on the grounds of their fear of or an allergy to dogs. Nonsense, you would have to be both blind and stupid not to see it’s an issue based entirely on religious intolerance.

    Well, so is this.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46438660

    Imagine cleaning up the back of your Zafira after that thing!

    It seems the bBBC, in the shape of Mo, have a dog in this fight after all.

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    • Rich says:

      And then two come at once! Purely coincidental.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-47163883

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      • Guest Who says:

        “Reacting to Ofcom’s ruling, Mr Patel said he was left “disgusted” by the comments.
        He said: “I feel disgusted that a broadcaster who is being paid to sit on the radio feels it appropriate in this day and age to question the intellectuality of not just me but blind people in general, and to think that we don’t have the capacity to know the difference between an animal or something like that.
        “It’s disheartening and upsetting for me to know this attitude still exists.
        “And especially by someone who has access to a platform to share that view to other people, who might then think it’s acceptable to think like him.”
        LBC declined to comment on the ruling.”

        Mr. Patel is described as ‘partially sighted’, so he is clearly able to know a horse’s ass when looking in the mirror. So going the ‘intelllectuality’ route is a punt. And brave. Though if he thinks folk sit on radios he needs assistance.

        Love the ‘LBC declined to comment’ when all W1A hits the bunker if they are called on to explain their platforms being used for flag waving.

        Amy Rutland will be impressed by the dual use of ‘dizgoosted’.

        So looking forward to my bbc QT audience opportunity with my comfort stoffel.

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    • Dystopian says:

      Steve Allen told listeners he had “never heard of anything so stupid” and suggested the reporter should be given a dog and “told it is a rabbit”.

      I don’t care if the above is not PC. I found it hilarious!

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  41. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Rich,
    I’m going to have to plagiarise the first sentence from your post-
    “Sorry to squeeze this one in here but you have to laugh at the absurdity of it.”
    The world is getting weirder everyday

    Pope Francis offered $1m charity donation to go vegan for Lent
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/06/pope-francis-offered-1m-charity-donation-to-go-vegan-for-lent

       9 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      That seems like a good opportunity to post this. You can never take too much piss out of them.

         16 likes

  42. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”The secret language of lesbian love””

    “”….. this is Burundi, where being who they are is against the law.””

    ““We’d be in so much trouble if people know who we are,” Nella says.””

    “”They could be fined or imprisoned. But there is also the danger that people within their own communities may turn on them.””

    ““The worst is death,” says Nella.””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/secret_lesbian_language

    Not once is the cause of this mentioned. Islam.

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  43. Peter Grimes says:

    Apologies if anyone has posted it before but I think that Lord Trimble’s proposed action against HMG in regard to the traitorous WA is worthy of wide support. His group are crowd funding a legal challenge –

    https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/judicial-review-of-irish-backstop/

    I certainly don’t generally support crowd funding but did this one as the sooner the (illegal according to Trimble) backstop is removed the sooner we can escape from Egypt/EU.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Peter, I’m torn.

      So strong has been the previously sporadic and more recently ‘orchestrated’ Remain campaign (aided and abetted by the BBC) against a No-Deal departure on 29 March, that I feel that it must be the best possible option for the whole UK in order to get a complete break from the EU. I recognise that there might be some anxious waiting though in the Northern Ireland community that the disgraceful call to (terrorism) arms by John Major and Tony Blair, followed by that of others, might result in actual criminality after 29 March.

      However, I have great respect for Lord Trimble and his co-Plaintiffs and their ‘boots on the ground’ knowledge and experience. Am very sympathetic!

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  44. Kaiser says:

    radio 5 begging sinn fein to take their seats in westminster … again

    treasonous bastards

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  45. fakenewswatcher says:

    Missed the John McDonnel show this morning? Listen to Toady at 8.00 on BBC Sounds and find out why the Conservatives should vote for his genius solution to ALL THINGS.
    We could stay in the Customs Union that way too. Now why didn’t we think of that? How blind we’ve been! I have no doubt all arthritis sufferers can benefit from this, as well! No more trounle with piles either! Arguments with your Mother in Law will be resolved in an instant! McDonnel Tincture also good for warts…
    Write in to the beeb Sounds for your framed photo of Honest John now, while stocks last!
    And for afters, we can listen to Nick Robinson’s latest attempt to get at Trump. After two years of smears, this one finally sounds a winner. Nick was so excited , he nearly lost his voice.
    Then again, it could just be another loser. Like the other 527 events/people discovered, that we’re gonna sink Trump for sure. Losers all. Just saying.
    Oh, what a wonderful program Toady is. I would love to hear it croak.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    The bbc morning email again informs, educates… but mostly entertains…
    ***
    Amazon boss Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, announced last month that he and wife MacKenzie were getting divorced. This happened shortly before the National Enquirer carried reports about an extramarital affair involving Mr Bezos. Now the tech entrepreneur has accused the magazine of trying to blackmail him over “intimate photos” of him and his lover, former TV host Lauren Sanchez. The Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc, has not yet responded to the BBC’s request for comment. The BBC looks at Mr Bezos’s extraordinary business career.
    ***
    That last line after the entire preceding guff is simply precious.

    ***
    Thai princess to run for PM

    Thailand’s royal family traditionally stays out of politics. But the eldest sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn has announced she’s breaking this convention. Princess Ubolratana Mahido is running for prime minister in next month’s election. She’s standing for a party loyal to ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra. BBC South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head writes that this “completely upends” Thai politics, as, being a royal, “in reality, she cannot be opposed”.
    ***
    So, a bit like Oprah or AOC? Or Ben Bradshaw? Or…

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  47. Guest Who says:

    Who could do worse for bias than Jim? DB asks the bbc a question. BBC has not yet responded to his request.

    This, by the way, is another Jim.

    The ‘traction’ is driven by the media, you tool.

    You take the BBC guy out of America, but never the Democratic Party out of their hearts.

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    • Guest Who says:

      The Corden one is seeing many respond to the call.

      Including Mehdi Hasan. The BBC knows who knows.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, let me get this straight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is saying “Drain the Swamp!” ?

        Hmmmnnn, think I’ve heard that expression before. Ummmhh, was it used by someone else, someone prominent, about US politics?

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  48. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-47118130

    Winners of the 2019 International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition

    Worth a visit. But the only one I could find that was not filled with white hate.

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  49. StewGreen says:

    @LBC discussing the “Golly-jumper”
    … Nick Ferrari banned his black guest from using the gollywog word , telling him it’s a banned word

    First black caller says he’s not bothered cos he saw the full video which shows models also wearing a white version of the sweater also
    .
    Second black caller ..went full on race baiter.

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