Midweek Open Thread 20 February 2019

The media and politics becomes more rabid . It’s going to be a long 38 days until Brexit .

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  1. Guest Who says:

    This is actually remarkable, as usually the BBC only refers to media cock ups, even those by the BBC, from the POV of not being involved.

    Jon seems to have accepted they are neither professional nor impartial.

    And that is unlikely to change.

    Be fun to keep this handy for when next they go men… more mental.

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    • TrueToo says:

      Guest Who,

      Could be someone hacked into Sopel’s Twitter account. But if he really did write that, it really is incredible – someone on the left owning the left’s inadequacies with no ifs, buts or maybes.

      It’s so rare it should be printed out, framed and hung up on the appropriate wall.

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  2. taffman says:

    Great Brexit News!
    “Record UK government surplus in January”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47318862

    What’s more, the £ has risen against the Euro by a 1p in one week. As Mrs T would say, Rejoice !
    BTW There is a HYS running.

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    • Doobster78 says:

      Those comments !!! Everyone can see the BBC for what they are. Fear mongering charlatans. Rip BBC

         25 likes

    • RobRoy says:

      I loved this comment on the HYS…

      ‘This story had less prominence on the BBC’s front page than the discovery of the world’s biggest bee. Way to go BBC!’

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    I believe Jeremy Corbyn is correct and that Shamima Begum should indeed be allowed back into the UK.

    On the proviso of course that Jeremy Corbyn agrees to change places with her in the refugee camp, and to give his home and allotment for her and her child to live in.

    After all, she probably represents less of a risk to the UK than he does !

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  4. Guest Who says:

    BBC Radio 4

    “What should the government do about ‘fake news’?” asks The Media Show.

    BBC.CO.UK
    The Media Show podcast

    So far, 100% #CCBGB

    Mate.

       30 likes

    • taffman says:

      Guest Who
      “What should the government do about ‘fake news’?”
      Get rid of Al Beeb and its obnoxious Telly Tax.
      Simples.

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  5. taffman says:

    “Shamima Begum has right to return to UK – Jeremy Corbyn”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47319763
    Isn’t it about time that politicians of this nation put the security of its own people first and foremost.
    Is Parliament not fit for purpose?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Hey what about that – Chris Leslie replaces Soubry on the QT.
      I wonder if the BBC was concerned about public order issues .

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Probably they are worried for their supplies of wine in the green room. The bottle of Blue Nun is meant to be for everyone.

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    • Dave S says:

      Corbyn has a point. We cannot make a British subject stateless nor should we. But we can put her on trial for treason. There seems a reluctance by our leaders and media to use the correct word.
      Unlimited prison sentences now that the death penalty has been abolished . In fact all those who went to Syria to fight for Isis can be tried . Also those who went as wives etc.

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      • JamesG says:

        Why is it okay for her to be killed in combat but we can’t make her stateless for being an utter traitor? Ridiculous IMO.

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      • JamesG says:

        Why is it okay for her to be killed in combat but we can’t make her stateless for being an utter traitor? Ridiculous IMO.

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      • theisland says:

        “We cannot make a British subject stateless nor should we”

        I disagree Dave. The appeasers always use the so-called ‘international law’ argument.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_law

        International law is consent-based governance. This means that a state member may choose to not abide by international law, and even to break its treaty. This is an issue of state sovereignty. International laws are consent-based.

        I think Gerard Batten was right the other day.

        How come we seem to be the only country that ever obeys this ‘law’?

        It’s time to be less ‘gentlemanly’ and more concerned about real Britons. We are already at war.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    BTW Twitter said months ago his name was circulated, and a woman was prosecuted for naming him.
    All claimed he’s local white boy.

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  7. gaxvil says:

    All the Mueller stuff seems to have gone quiet and the Dem’s seem bored by it as Putin threatens the US with hyper-sonic nukes it is clear Trump colluded with Russia – open and shut.

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  8. BRISSLES says:

    If I was in my 20s/30s in today’s climate, I’d be on the first plane out of this country. We’re ruled by turncoat politicans, our Christian faith is laughed at by other all empowering faiths, and the most popular boys name is Muhammad. I’m white, British and Christian – Get Me Out Of Here !!!

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Completely agree. The places I would consider emigrating to , if they would have me, would be NZ, Austria Poland , Czech Republic. Italy has been so invaded that it’s going to take them a decade or two to clear out the invaders, if they are allowed to by the EU. A few years ago Germany, USA and Canada would have been on the list but they are all heading towards multi hell so quickly that they will catch us up soon. Switzerland would be a good choice if you had the necessary wealth.

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  9. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Another round of 2nd referendum merchants were handing out leaflets at my local railway station. That’s 2 consecutive nights. Tonight I asked one woman what it was about, took the leaflet from her, tore it in half & handed it back to her.

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    • gaxvil says:

      They strike me as being like the anti war types in 1939 etc.. and those who thought ISIS would be amenable to discussion.

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    • TrueToo says:

      Good for you, Lucy Pevensey!

      Next one you tear in two, write 48 percent on one half and give it back to her. Then wave the other half in her face.

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  10. gaxvil says:

    Watcth the (black) Chicago Chief of Police’s statement re. Smollet.
    He speaks from the heart of his hurt and disgust.
    Sopel last seen sucking a lemon.

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  11. Dystopian says:

    OMG they are all as bad! ITV Tonight.
    “The Border Blocking Brexit”
    Award winning journalist Mark McFadden finds out why the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has become such a sticking point in the Brexit negotiations.

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  12. Dystopian says:

    Re the Brits; I see the unfunny man Jack Whitehall is facing a Twitter storm over his sexually oriented remarks about the “hugely talented girl band” (sarc) Little Mix.
    Apparently, after their performance (wearing very little-clothes resembling those of a prostitute) he suggested that dads up and down the country would be fumbling for a scatter cushion. Innuendo implying that they would all have an erection.
    Girls on twitter going mad about it saying that it’s typical of our society that when a “talented” musical act performs they should be noted for their musical talent and not sexualised.
    Well-note to little mix… if you want to be noted for your supposed musical talent try making decent music without dressing like a bunch of pound shop whores. I’d say you are sexualising yourselves but then I’m sure you already know that. Sex sells crap music clearly.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Currently watching ‘Bosch’ on streaming.

    .http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/21/chicago-police-shames-jussie-smollett-for-phony-attack/

    The bBC might learn a few things too.

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  14. Kaiser says:

    is it me ?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47315415

    why the fook does this end with a precis of the match

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  15. Kaiser says:

    and as if by magic

    complete chance

    who could possibly have guessed

    whats the chances of that happening

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/21/uk-isis-bride-influx-dozen-return/

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  16. G.W.F. says:

    Will QT discuss the return of the Jihadi Bride?

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  17. Dystopian says:

    Channel 4 now lefty propaganda “sleeping with the far right”
    “In a bid to understand why extremist attitudes are rising throughout the Western world, broadcaster Alice Levine spends a week living with British nationalist Jack Sen and his family.”

    So ok, but I suspect that they will try and equate this guys attitudes with those of people with opposing views to the far left.

    Ok so when is she going to go and live with extremist Muslims for a week? Wonder if that would be broadcastable.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Isn’t the prog called Hosting a Lib-Supremacist ..?
      where a British Indian guy & his Ukrainian wife host a BBC London Lib-Supremacist Alice Levine in their house for one week.

      … She’s sneering at him for keeping red wine in the fridge.
      OK not a normal thing ..maybe he likes his wine cold

      She is staggered when he says that straight men, don’t discuss their own sex lives with their workmates.

      She is uncomfortable at the suggestion that London can be dangerous.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Now he is explaining how he takes action against people who target him.
        He pays Russian SEO guys to get expose material about them to the top of Google pages .

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        • StewGreen says:

          Now he is saying he doesn’t want one thing in the prog
          Talk of his old name
          He said he legally he changed it from Dilip Sengupta for election putposes.
          Dilip comes from his mother a version of Philip
          and the other part is from hos South African ethnic Indian father
          He seems to say his old name caused him too many problems like being bullied at school, so now he wants a name that is not multicultural, but rather fits in.

          Wow he’s on Skype with David Duke ex KKK leader , talking about how they respect other cultural groups and it’s other outside groups like “some jews” who are prejudiced.

          She just said “You behave like a pack of white males”
          and he says “You would never say , behave like a pack of BLACK males, so you seem like a racist”

          Now the Nick Griffin bit, quite a bit of archive footage to frame the item
          .. “It’s not OK to anti-white”
          So now Alice feels under attack … open mouth expression of victimhood ?
          She says it’s OK to say “pack of white men”, but “not pack of black men”, … “it’s different”
          Griffin said he wanted not to talk about race, but rather talk about other things and called her and her statement idiotic”.
          It was her that then refused to continue the conversation with Griffin”
          ..The next shots he says “You are the racist, you are the sexist”
          ..She pulls the ‘I am the victim face ‘

          Seems to me the prog was actually more about HER , than anything else.
          .. A missed opportunity like time should have been taken to pin down if he really is hater of all Jews , and why ?

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          • StewGreen says:

            Re the name thing
            “Deadnaming” is when someone has changed their name and adopted a new identitiy, and then you reveal their old name
            You’d think she’d know that, cos trans really hate that
            \\ so it’s quite hypocritical to support trans name changes and not other ones //

            It’s TV ,,not the real world
            We know that if they don’t like you they would edit to show you in the worst possible light
            So actually if this is the worst they found on this guy ..he is not that bad.

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            • StewGreen says:

              It’s TV not the real world
              You wouldn’t wish those TV producers on your worst enemy
              Cos if those TV producers mostly edit people to show them in the worst possible light.
              So if that was the worst C4 can find, this guy isn’t that bad
              … We didn’t see him planning violence or anything etc.

              Brissles actually Owen Jones was in the show for a second
              In their framing item of Nick Griffin, they showed an angry crowd shouting at him and one of them was Owen Jones.

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  18. BRISSLES says:

    It would be far more interesting to watch “sleeping with the far left – featuring Owen Jones ” !!! 🙂

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  19. English Lass says:

    Now fellow bloggers…… I’m going to take up break dancing so that I can represent my country at the next Olympics. Whatever next!!!

       24 likes

  20. Guest Who says:

    Bbc ‘sources saying’.

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  21. JamesG says:

    Please sign this petition if you have the time to do so:

    https://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=231521

       8 likes

  22. smoogie7 says:

    The BBC are all over Soubry now that she has left the Tories and have completely forgotten that this new ‘group’ was actually made up of 8 Labour MPs who had enough of Corbyn and was not just about Brexit or remaining.

    It seems that Soubry has latched onto this group for her own agenda and now the BBC are twisting it to fit their own view.

    Meanwhile the Labour Party is in tatters but we must not know that until the BBC have made up their minds of which party, or group to support.

    I expect some extreme bias to come our way

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    • smoogie7 says:

      ‘Right wing now running the Conservative Party’ says Soubry

      But everyone here says that the Tories are left wingers?

      What is left or right these days?

      Far right is everyone right of Corbyn?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Sure wish the right wing is running the Tory party . Maybe it will appear after a few more soubry s have done the decent thing and gone and sat behind the SNP . And after Brexit of course when money retained for contingencies can be released to cut national debt .

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        • smoogie7 says:

          Lets hope that more Soubrys are still going to leave. Labour have lost someone else who has stated his concern over Corbyn and thus the group are those sick of Cobyn and not just about Brexit as the BBC have claimed

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    • JamesG says:

      Soubry was on Newsnight last night, and she came across as an arrogant, entitled, smug, rude elitist. Bill Cash was polite and courteous towards her, but she was anything but to him.

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      • smoogie7 says:

        She is a nasty piece of work. There is a lot of quiet celebration from Tory supporters about her being gone. Asking around I am yet to hear anyone saddened about joining a Labour breakaway or ‘splinter group’ as the BBC want to call it at the moment.

        Are there even any remainers who supporter Soubry as remainers that I have been talking to don’t really seem to have much to say about her?

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        • john in cheshire says:

          This clip, about nine minutes long, provides an accurate reflection of the temperament of Mrs Anna I’m not a Nazi Soubry:

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          • Mrs Kitty says:

            I’m thinking she’s worse than a Nazi , she’s a Nazi collaborator. A traitor to her own people who probably was hoping for the holy of holies a job in Brussels followed by a dame hood a la Kinnock.

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          • Guest Who says:

            The ‘I think we have been wonderful getting the balance right’ is, well, lovely.

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      • tarien says:

        If not already James G this evil womans constituent Chairperson should throw her out with the full support of the constituent residents as should be the case for all those who decided to join this ragbag independent group-the EU won’t give their support one can assured of that. They will be lost in the wilderness-the real power is in the money-the likes of Soros may tickle them some cash just to see what mischief they can wreek to his advantage of course.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Interesting that she did newsnight and not Question time as planned .

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        • Guest Who says:

          “So… the audience rigged per usual?”

          “Actually, Anna, seems folk are noticing when that happens, for instance when you were given that LBC gig…”

          “That’s it, I’m out. What else to get the message out, only properly controlled?”

          “Well, there’s always a cosy one on one with a Newsnight safe pair of hands”.

          ‘Deal’.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Another day, another bbc PRasNews #honestmistake story.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/disastrously-wrong-the-bbcs-disaster-scare-story/?

    Data in the hands of the bbc’s finest passers-on of press releases is a wondrous thing.

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  24. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://brexitcentral.com/political-declaration-not-vague-wish-list-attempt-bind-uk-eu-policies/

    Not new, new to me. Apologies if I have missed it on this site.
    Please read this.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    The BBC does like revelling in the misfortunes of others. Fair enough, it is a two way street. Problem is, the bbc has £5b of uniquely secured funding, 20,000 staff and no accountability to reign in what is often no more than another day at the office.

    Overnight my timeline got filled with outrage over an ill-advised tantrum by usually placid Tucker Carlson. It was of course unscreened footage, and the protagonist is now a hero of a left frustrated at his ability to find those from their ranks who make utter twats of themselves and causes they hold dear.

    Score one or the red corner. Or blue there, which is confusing.

    Thing is, he lost his temper, but is also watched by choice.

    So, embarrassing but in essence just another day at the office.

    What I find hilarious is all the cheap seats now getting on very high horses on what was edited out.

    If the BBC does go there, and hard to imagine the three amigos at BBC North America not doing so, it will be on the back of a ‘news’ operation notorious not only for what gets edited out for effect but, worse, planned at pre-production to be edited in.

    A very muted John Sweeney, also nursing multiple hundred pound bar exes, testifies to this.

    And it is he, of course, who redefined professional rigour in interviews back in the day.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      Am I not right in thinking there have been attacks on Tucker’s home and family? That sort of thing would get to the strongest character and might well explain an uncharacteristic loss of temper.

      It is always noticeable that the left appear to have carte blanche to indulge in that kind of behaviour without sanction whereas any similar act towards those on the left is met with disproportionate force by the State. James Goddard, anyone?

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      • Guest Who says:

        There have.

        And the multiples of standards are quite special.

        I am being served up (edited, without irony) versions of this as justification for him being drummed off the screens and any previous interviews with bat guano thick lefties being declared null and void.

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      • gaxvil says:

        Hmmm doesn’t sound very ‘Hope not Hate’. The way they go after people like Tucker is more like the Nazi ‘Through Work Freedom’ – it rings hollow and then some.
        Their attitude that anyone who doesn’t share their opinions cannot be allowed to live puts them in line with radical Islam.

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  26. gaxvil says:

    And there they are, on our beloved bbc, leaping to defend Smollet – “No one should rush to judgement.”
    After all he is, gay, a celeb, black and anti Trump.
    He also has a recipe book out so while Trump was guilty from day one, Smollet can’t be?

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  27. tarien says:

    Such a fuss about this Begum woman whose actions were deliberate, should never be allowed back to the United Kingdom with the arm of terrorism running alongdise her-Now let us consider, the beyond words, of the utterly brutal rape and murder of a lovely little six year old girl on the Isle of Bute. Who sent a bunch of Muslims to live on that peaceful Island? Yes you guessed it the First Minister of Scotland, who by such action is as guilty of the crime as anyone. Of course the BBC have as yet to inform us as to whether this evil boy was a Muslim, but by virtue of what was for centuries always a lovely happy peaceful community on the Isle of Bute, it can only be considered that such an evil act was carried out by a non Bute resident. Here again if proven thus, all those Muslims living on Bute should be deported and their citizenship if any, revoked. This nation of ours along with most of Western Europe has been invaded by those who follow the teachings of Islam and from all my studies leads me to suppose that the intention is to destroy our western culture in favour of theirs-maybe not tomorrow, but unless action is taken to stop it, certainly in more than 10 years.
    If anyone has been watching ‘Shetland’ on BBC TV, the essence of the story has been about Trafficking, again a subject I have studied written about and seen first hand-they will never be defeated, the wealth they have runs into £billions-they will keep Daesh and others funded for as long as is necessary or suits their purpose their tenticles reach around the world-they will even use their strength to cause civil war in the UK and Europe and we or the BBC continue to talk about nonsence concerning the break away MP’s-who cares, they will lose their seats and should be thrown out of their constituent ‘Chairperson’, Ha! being very politically correct. Roll on a No Brexit Deal-might tuffen us up.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Excellent comment Tarien.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Regarding the Bute murder, you would think with social media and the internet etc , it would be a few clicks to see a photo etc of the killer ..but no , as usually anything like that is tottaly burried, miles deep by rigged search engines.

      In fact looking at google news home page is like standing in a 1970s newsagent, stories by:
      The Guardian
      BBC news
      Telegraph
      Express
      Express
      BBC news
      Telegraph
      Metro
      Evening Standard
      Telegraph
      Hull Post
      The Guardian
      Mail
      BBC news
      BBC news
      The Guardian
      The Sun
      BBC news
      The Sun
      Mirror
      Mail
      Mail
      Metro
      The Guardian
      BBC news
      FinancialTimes
      leicestershire live

      rinse and repeat

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      Bute murderer named as Aaron Campbell. Not a very Muslim name. We need to be careful about jumping to conclusions, lest we repeat the media’s Trump mistakes.

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      • les whittaker says:

        Agree entirely. He doesn’t look very “Asian” either.

        Knee jerk assumptions about violent crime in the total absence of evidence are very counter-productive. Perhaps that’s why his name has been released and photographs are everywhere. It’s also a reminder that monsters can turn up anywhere.

        There’s plenty of genuine material out there. We shouldn’t become a mirror image if the BBC.

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    • Anne says:

      Dunblane isn’t too shabby either. Are you going to argue that Thomas Hamilton was a closet Muslim?

      Your assumptions are as bad as, if not worse, than any BBC bias. It doesn’t say much for this site that 31 people like your post.

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  28. 1 of 8e9 says:

    So, as expected, the MSM have gone from the initial faux shock at Begum’s callous lack of regret, to now wringing their hands over the poor souls fate, no doubt whilst leafing through an Argos catalogue for a nice set of kitchen knives as a ‘Welcome Home!’ gift.

    Perhaps BBC MasterChef could mark the occasion of her return with a special: ‘How to butcher your infidel’

    But surely I jest.

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    • Kaiser says:

      Shamima Begum said: ‘I would like them to re-evaluate my case with a bit more mercy in their heart, you know.’

      shes quite the ironic ISIS joker aint she

      And insisted: ‘I am willing to change.’

      so she confirms she hasnt yet changed, she is still an ISIS supporting jihadist loon

      she says her family said it would be easy to get back in

      the family say they havent been in contact with her

      the “family” laywer is on the way to get the baby (who is paying)

      she says she wont let the baby go without her

      this is all a staged farce and will end up with savid javid (peace be upon him) saying I tried my best , but there was nothing I could do, honest

      begum will set the precedent and then the few hundred or so filthy baby machine traitors and there murdering husbands will follow the newly created path back to benefits britain waiting for the next war in which they are needed.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47326496

      the beeb will never give up on this story till she is safely back in britain

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      • Beltane says:

        Staggering that all the apologists and defenders of the indefensible seem unaware of taqiyya, acknowledged as a significant tenet of sunni islam.
        Just to keep them up to speed: ‘Taqiyya: an islamic term whose shifting meaning (so handy, that) relates to when a muslim is allowed under sharia law to lie.’
        In Christianity the purchase of indulgences – absolution from various sins for cash payments – resulted in the Reformation and creation of the Protestant church, but that was 500 years ago.
        Other ‘religious’ societies please note.

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  29. taffman says:

    “Brexit: Theresa May warned dozens of Tories could rebel over no-deal”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47326675
    Is Parliament jam-packed full of charlatans and actors promoted by media propaganda ?
    It is beginning to look like it . I would guess many have left Uni and have never done a real job.
    Rees-Mogg and The ERG are up against it now.
    We should have left the EU in 2016, nearly 3 years ago avoiding all this uncertainty created by our PM’s indecisiveness, or should it be ‘unwillingness’ to leave the EU.

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    • gaxvil says:

      “We should have left the EU in 2016, nearly 3 years ago.”
      So true and all it’s done is given some hope and time believe it’ll never happen because they can alter the result of a national democratic vote. And three years on they’re still at, campaigning to subvert the will of the majority – it really is quite stunning.

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  30. gaxvil says:

    So very much from the Lefty Liberals is just plain reckless and seriously irrational.
    It goes way beyond virtue signaling into areas that are not just offering zero benefit to these champions of ‘freedom and justice’ but plainly bring up the likelihood of causing them real harm.
    All very puzzling?

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  31. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 and only

    Only time for one and the most striking thing was again the BBC’s loss of memory. Age-related memory loss is well entrenched in dear old Auntie.

    Do you remember the fuss the BBC have made at different times since the start of 2017 that there was ‘foreign involvement’ (ie Russian) in the EU Referendum here and the election of President Trump in the USA and then, again, in the UK General Election in 2017?

    2019 is only about eight weeks old, but even this year the BBC have been getting all agitated over the possibility that votes were “interfered with by outsiders”. So what do they do this morning?

    The BBC bring on a Frenchman, the Chair of LNP (I think), to interfere in the so-called ‘new Parliamentary political group’ known as the Independent Group. Did not catch this gentleman’s name clearly: Nick Robinson’s French diction let him down at a critical moment. I think it may have been Guillaume Leger or Ligier.

    The BBC appear to be happy when the overseas interference in the UK is their interference or interference of which they approve.

    Disgraceful!

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The Frog’s main claim to fame was that he persuaded the gullible French to elect the toy boy Macron as their president.

      If that was my main achievement in life I’d keep very quiet about it.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Too right, mate, too right.

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        Marcon was leading a brand new party ( well at least in name,,, )
        And now we have politicians leaving the 2 main parties here
        – a repeat of the French rebrand ?

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  32. Guest Who says:

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    • Guest Who says:

      Seems The BBC is planning a new series of a slightly darker ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid DNA swabs’ starring ratings magnets Jussie and Mrs. Begum.

      Sources close to me have learned.

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  33. Halifax says:

    Just Watching the tribute to the ten American Service men who perished when thier aircraft crashed in Sheffield. No pictures of the front of the crowd on BBC, plenty on other sites. Its starnge that in such a diverse society as Sheffield the BME population seem strangley absent. Im sure the BBC will manage to find some “represenative” to place in the background though as the day progresses.
    They dont get it the BBC, if there is nothing in it for me then I aint doing it……

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    • StewGreen says:

      The Radio Sheffield presenter on now is black
      “I wonder if you been moved as much as I’ve been , by the story of the Mi Amiga plane crash , and we saw the flypast from the window here …do call in
      .. and tonight is the celebration of 100 years of the Sheffield Canal “

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    • StewGreen says:

      6pm ITV Evening News showed the massive white crowds
      .. and then selected a black American officer for 30second of interview, the white officers further in the background.
      Then there was a 2min interview with a white woman cousin of one of the dead airmen.

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  34. Fedup2 says:

    Sara Thornton – a ‘ top cop ‘ retiring next month after 33 years of being funded by the taxpayer – wants positive discrimination in what used to be the police .
    Could there be any clearer bit of begging for a peerage ? Or more clear example of sexism and racism from a ‘police leader ‘ .

    Ability is an individual thing – not determined by colour or gender . If she hasn’t learnt that after 33 years of politicking to get a top job – well draw your own conclusions .

    No doubt she’ll be touring BBC studious selling herself like so many are allowed to do .

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    • StewGreen says:

      Guardian : \\ Police leader calls for laws to allow positive race discrimination in Britain //

      \\ The same Sara Thornton who allowed Oxford sex abuse gangs to flourish under her command ? I’d take her POV with a pinch a salt.//

      \\ Sara Thornton has been officially announced as new Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner. //

      2015 \\ Chief Constable Sara Thornton accused by MP of “darkly veiled threats” over child abuse case (link: http://bbc.in/1B8e7SE) bbc.in/1B8e7SE //

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    • vlad says:

      Positive discrimination, like its American counterpart affirmative action, is a recipe for disaster, has never worked anywhere, and will serve only to hasten the degeneration, demoralisation, corruption and eventual demise of our once great police force.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Womans Hour is plugging ‘It’s Not About the Burqa’,
    \\authors write personal stories about mental health, queer identity, divorce, feminism, and the hijab //
    \\ seventeen essays from Muslim women speaking frankly on topics as wide ranging as the hijab and wavering faith, love and divorce, feminism, queer identity, sex,
    and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. (#SpecialVictimhood)
    The writer and activist Mariam Khan talks to Jane about why she wanted to put the anthology together,
    with writer and poet Salma El-Wardany on her essay A Gender Denied; Islam, sex and the struggle to get some. (strange phrasing) //

    Also
    \\ This year the hashtag #OscarsSoMale has been trending. That’s because not one woman has been nominated in the Best Director, Original Score, Film Editing and Best Picture categories. Only 25% of non-acting Oscar nominations this year went to women. //

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    • vlad says:

      Boo hoo, my heart bleeds for those poor wimmin who couldn’t earn themselves an award.

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      • R P McMurphy says:

        That’s because Harvey’s not around anymore to help. Just shows they were as guilty as him in their career development.

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    • Doobster78 says:

      Also
      \\ This year the hashtag #OscarsSoMale has been trending. That’s because not one woman has been nominated in the Best Director, Original Score, Film Editing and Best Picture categories. Only 25% of non-acting Oscar nominations this year went to women. //

      Infuriating !!!! Turn it round,. if only 25% of the nominations went to MEN no one would utter a word, and thats because it doesnt fu**ing matter !!!. It it was 100% women it could be cause for celebration and the women wouldnt cry foul then would they. Hypocrites !! Whoever is good enough, gets nominated. Simple. These women bleeting on about crap like this do themselves no favours at all. The well of sympathy is running dry and i sense even some women are getting sick of this radical non stop feminism.

      Might start a campaign to make sure 50% of all Netball teams are blokes.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      How do the words to the song go? ” It’s raining men, hallelujah…”
      It’s wonderful being a man, ladies, and being a white English Christian man is just marvelous. You should try it sometime. Oh, yes I forgot, you can’t because you’re women.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Still Woman’s Hour don’t have an item about Muslim women EVERY day.
      Oh hang this week all 5 days did
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  36. StewGreen says:

    Amazing chutzpah from Harra
    Everyone is saying look at the financial interests of Lord deben head of the Climate Committee
    Yet Harra retweets ‘Look over there , Big Oil !, Big Oil funds things’

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    • StewGreen says:

      Meanwhile
      \\ By invoking a law regulating foreign agents to pursue prosecution of former Trump campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller opened the door to more intense scrutiny of some U.S. environmental groups, according to legal analysts who say China and Russia use such groups to influence America’s energy policy.//

      \\ Anti-fossil fuel activist groups spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year trying to influence you on energy policy. Most of the money comes from a small group of billionaires, one of whom appears to be Vladimir Putin. //
      https://www.thegwpf.com/muellers-foreign-agent-prosecutions-may-lead-to-probes-of-green-groups/

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  37. StewGreen says:

    15th Feb : NUJ on Tommy’s protest in Manchester
    Remember is always useful to do a test of reversing the roles and seeing how it looks the other way
    Hence : “BBC staff must not be intimidated by Tommy Robinson”
    becomes “TR & supporters must not be intimidated by left-wing NUJ BBC staff who want to use their licence-funded privilege to silence voices they oppose.”

    TR & supporters will be protesting “monstering stitch up ” progs like SkyNews and Panorama
    yet the NUJ calls such protest “Intimidation
    \\ real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, and his fellow, far-right thugs who intend to intimidate staff at the corporation //
    https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/bbc-staff-must-not-be-intimidated-by-tommy-robinson/

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  38. theisland says:

    Another ‘stitch up’.

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  39. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Help me out here,
    Am I reading this correctly? Parliament has rejected a no-deal Brexit?
    We will not be leaving then? I haven’t been watching BBC News, are they celebrating?

    https://www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/news/3070127/may-returns-to-brussels-on-a-wing-and-a-prayer-commentators-react-as-chances-of-article-50-extension-rise?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral

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  40. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not the language I would use to talk about a theocratic order of execution, but no doubt the BBC think they ’got it about right’.

    (I gave it a try but the emphasis on those “consequences for all of us” was a bit too inclusive for my tastes)

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  41. Terminal Moraine says:

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  42. theisland says:

    Good 40 min interview.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Thank island. It was good to see that there are others who share the views of the readers and contributors to this site, that the BBC is the enemy of British democracy, well democracy everywhere actually. If we do ever get a real right of centre government again it must make the end of the BBC a high priority to be accomplished before the mid point of its first term.

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  43. Doobster78 says:

    The irony of David Lammy tweeting this when seemingly all he does all day, every day is put out tweets full of hatred, anger and racial aggravation. He is a appalling character but far left so its all OK hey !!! I don’t understand why you would choose to live in a country you clearly detest so much !!

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    • StewGreen says:

      Every 2 weeks Lammy accuses OTHER people of “Dog Whistle politics”
      ..Yet that’s what his coded message is in that tweet is
      A signal to his supporters not to listen to White British commentators cos they are equivalent to “far right” & “hate”.

      He Lammy is against a diverse society, that listens to diverse opinions.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Lammy is *dehumanising* people like TR & KT who dare to challenge his worldview

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        • les whittaker says:

          Sorry, but I’m finding it hard to grasp the concept of “Mastermind” Lammy having something called a “worldview”.

          I had a goldfish once. Its “worldview” was about eight inches in diameter.

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          • RobRoy says:

            I had a goldfish once. Its “worldview” was about eight inches in diameter…. and full of his own sh*t :0)

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    • RobRoy says:

      I note he used a nice pic of our Katie :0)

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  44. Up2snuff says:

    Not the BBC but a similar lack of Picture Research skills and poor picture choice in trying raise yet another Brexit No-Deal scare which the Beeb will no doubt love:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-47326481

    Check out the FT front page.

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  45. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  46. Kaiser says:

    give the yuff somewhere to go and stay out of trouble

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47326272

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  47. Up2snuff says:

    Now we know. A revelation from TWatO. Mark Mardell and Ian Austin MP are buddies from way back.

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  48. StewGreen says:

    Bute perp named as Aaron Campell

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  49. lojolondon says:

    Thought the audience here may like to see this great article – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-08/how-bbc-manufactured-hate-insiders-story – apologies if already posted.

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    • TrueToo says:

      lojolondon.

      Good to get a view from the inside of the BBC’s sly manipulation and distortion of events and interviews in order to push its narrow, lefty agenda.

      Reminds me of Nick Robinson bursting with pride about the statue of George Orwell at BBC headquarters.

      Orwell once worked for the BBC. If he were alive to see the BBC today, he wouldn’t touch it with someone else’s bargepole.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      lojo — great article, thanks for posting. Worth spreading far and wide for anyone who doesn’t see evidence of bias and hatemongering

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  50. StewGreen says:

    Green costs : EU admit big error, and say GWPF are right
    \\ The report claimed that annual levies on UK consumers in 2016 for subsidies to renewable electricity were €1.57 billion, whereas the correct figure is closer to €7 billion.//

    If we spend 10 million each day that’s €3650 million/year
    So if we spend €20 million each day that’s about €7billion/year

    If we say UK has 23 million households ..that’s about €1/day ..per household 365 days/year

    And that is pure subsidy cost, you have to add additional EXTRA network inefficiency and infrastructure cost when you force a network to have solar/wind power
    https://www.thegwpf.com/eu-commission-study-reveals-international-competitive-disadvantage-of-climate-policies

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