Start the Week Open Thread 25 February 2019

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  1. Square-Eyed says:

    Yesterday was a disastrous day for President Trump. So all the MSM are telling us was the result of Michael Cohen’s testimony before the Senate. Except it wasn’t. Enjoy!

    More popcorn, anyone?

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  2. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1/2 😉 #2

    An ‘I’m sorry, I’ll re-write and read that again moment.’ for Louise the Learer in the pre-8am Weather: “February is the hottest month ever.”

    You can trust the BBC, you know.

    BBC: “CO2 AGW is real, you know. The science is proven.”

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  3. pugnazious says:

    Boris in 2005 must be astonished how his words have fallen on deaf ears and that the exact opposite of what he called for has happened as British politicians, academics and media shy away from insisting that Muslims integrate but insist instead that Britons Islamise and become more Muslim.

    ‘We — non-Muslims — cannot solve the problem; we cannot brainwash them out of their fundamentalist beliefs. The Islamicists last week horribly and irrefutably asserted the supreme importance of that faith, overriding all worldly considerations, and it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem.

    To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia — fear of Islam — seems a natural reaction, and, indeed, exactly what that text is intended to provoke. Judged purely on its scripture — to say nothing of what is preached in the mosques — it is the most viciously sectarian of all religions in its heartlessness towards unbelievers. As the killer of Theo Van Gogh told his victim’s mother this week in a Dutch courtroom, he could not care for her, could not sympathise, because she was not a Muslim.

    The trouble with this disgusting arrogance and condescension is that it is widely supported in Koranic texts, and we look in vain for the enlightened Islamic teachers and preachers who will begin the process of reform. What is going on in these mosques and madrasas? When is someone going to get 18th century on Islam’s mediaeval ass? ‘

    It is time that we started to insist that the Muslim Council of Great Britain, and all the preachers in all the mosques, extremist or moderate, began to acculturate themselves more closely to what we think of as British values. That might be a first step towards what could be called the re-Britannification of Britain. ‘

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    • Up2snuff says:

      I have noticed the joy and enthusiasm with which BBC presenters & journalists refer to the fact that UK young people and millennials are drinking less alcohol.

      Can we expect BBC headlines and news items soon about the falling sales of bacon and pork?

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      • Guest Who says:

        Amongst the peers of young bbc cubicle gardeners currently preparing care packages for their cousins back in Kashmir maybe.

        Looking at our two and their respective mates at Uni, not so much.

        The only diff from my day is drink and drive is a no-no, and I drummed that one into them despite the obvious hypocrisy between then and now.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      “…began to acculturate themselves more closely to what we think of as British values. That might be a first step towards what could be called the re-Britannification of Britain.”

      It’s a naive view and shows a worrying lack of insight into religious impulses. We’ve been in the business of discarding everything substantial and meaningful, and acculturating ourselves mostly to cartoon-sized tellies, celebrity gossip and Love Island. None of it will be a substitute for a singular, totalitarian ideology that its followers believe is inspired by divinity.

      At least Boris called it out, but that the powers that be don’t have the foggiest why this is so is a big problem for all of us.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    “Hi there Jeremy; love the show. I am taking a bus full of blonde schoolgirls around Sweden on an exchange trip. What sights can they expect to see?”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/27/courier-stops-delivery-swedish-no-go-suburb-due-danger/

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    • chancygardner says:

      What is it about UPS that makes these poor people hate them so? Is it the brown uniforms and vans? I think these attacks say a lot more about UPS than it does about the areas of Malmo. Lessons can be learned.

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      • vlad says:

        Remember when Donald-The-Great warned that parts of Sweden were becoming no-go areas? Oh how the beeboids laughed, how they chortled and mocked and sneered.
        Well the far-liberals in Malmo ain’t laughing now, are they, as they wait in vain for their parcels to be delivered.

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Heed my warning. When Sweden collapses into civil war and anarchy I urge people to campaign against allowing Swedes here as refugees. They screwed up their own country and should not be allowed to do it to another.

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  5. Up2snuff says:

    1/2 TOADY Watch #Bonus edition

    What has David Hockney been smoking? (And did Naughtie have one, too?) The great artist was coming out with some hilarious statements in his interview with Naughty Locked-in-a-Lift Naughtie.

    Well worth a listen on Radio iPlayer even if you heard it first time.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      Living without Toady . It’s easier than I thought . In fact almost all BBC news output is no loss . Although the lead website story about what happened to George Bush ‘ dog does hold up to the high standards of the Far Left Biased B.B.C.

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  6. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  7. JamesArthur says:

    Wimmins hour…has woman on saying nobody has been collecting information on female habits and needs – apparently transport and everything else is based on the needs of men…
    She sounds like a school child and has a very one sided view of life…it seems to be a case of look for something and you will find it..
    One example her mum couldn’t get the voice control in car to work..well nor can I most of the time and it’s not because I am a woman..
    Radio going off ..this constant hate men narrative is so depressing…

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  8. Doobster78 says:

    I see its been touched on here already this morning but thought i’d stick my two penneth in anyway.

    Had BBC breakfast on around 6.30am and like others, the glee with which Charlie and the lego headed robot Nagga were reporting the breakdown in talks between USA and N Korea was very noticeable indeed. Charlie in particular you could see he was loving it. It was the stuff of dreams for the BBC …..just what they were hoping for. It was a truly disgusting site to behold.

    Flick forward a hour or so and i had Radio 1 on in the car. The news came on. A smarmy, very cocksure women said the following ….

    “Talks between Donald Trump (not President Trump) and the North Korean DICTATOR (no other name used) have ended without agreement. Donald Trump was very confident a couple of days ago (played clip of him saying he HOPED talks would be constructive)that agreement would be reached. He is now under pressure as his first round of talks yielded very little !!! Yielded very little ???? What utter shite.

    How much progress did your Saint Obama reach on the Korea front ??? Oh yeah, sweet FA !!!

    Yet again, she couldnt hide her delight in this news. It was disgraceful . The BBC need to start showing some bloody respect and when referring to the President of the USA, call him President Trump, not Donald Trump !!! I am sure for many years it was President Obama when required.

    Horrible lot the BBC … horrible.

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  9. chancygardner says:

    One thing that gets my back up about the mungobc is the fact that they gloat about telling the truth but are just as prone to offering ‘click-bait’ as the next false news site. ‘Banks hit by dozens of IT shutdowns’ barks the headline. Then you find out that is an article about shutdowns that occurred last year. You might argue that is is just a slightly curtailed headline to fit into the space but the word ‘were’ doesn’t take up much space does it?

    It then got me thinking that, if this is the case, then perhaps the BBC do not actually hold ANY of the views that wind us up and they are simply presented for us to repeat visit and get wound up! Maybe, in truth they really don’t care for the LGBTXYZWY community, can’t stand Labour, want the Royal Navy to mine the channel and wish they could all Lewinsky Donald Trump. Makes you think doesn’t it??

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  10. Fedup2 says:

    Listening to the BBC From our own correspondent – and comparing the High Moral Ground Overseas BBC journalists espouse – and then comparing the conduct of John Kia Sweeney –
    One can see how easily the smug superiority is found false .
    Reporters talk about countries ‘repressing human rights’ and sneer . But then you see what is happening in Britain and realise how false the BBC is .

    There will be a day when , instead of some VIP stopping to talk to the BBC, they’ll just say “yeah – another beauty”.

    Drain the swamp . End the BBC.

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    The tedious virtue signalling ‘red nose day ‘ thing the BBC does each year ( what improves ?) has got into trouble because I white beeboid has gone to bongo bongo land for some reason or other to pick up a black kid who hasn’t got an iPhone yet .

    That professional black MP – Lammy – blathers on about ‘empire ‘ and ‘colonianalism ‘ on the Twitter . I wonder why a black man joke Lammy stays in a still white country which he clearly hates so much. Perhaps he’d do better getting on the mystical bike which the taxpayer bought him on expenses and going to Africa to reside .

    He is trying hard for the ‘buffoon ‘ chair in the Commons once skinner shuffled off …

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    • Rich says:

      Lammy is undoubtedly odious but how the hell does his white wife, portrait artist Nicola Green, accept his constant and blatant anti-white rhetoric and racism?

      He really is a case study in stupidity, contradictory arrogance and hypocrisy, devoid of either principles or moral fibre.

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      • Cassandra says:

        I originally posted a photograph of Lammy and his white wife but then I remembered this video clip which I think aptly demonstrates his towering intellect.

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  12. Doobster78 says:

    Big night in the Premier League last night. All the Top 6 teams in action and lots of goals. However, Kat starts the sport bulletin this morning where else … but …… yep … the SHE BELIEVES CUP !!!!!

    There were about 50 people there …nobody gives one ounce of a toss apart from the BBC. Outbid for everything but womens footy !!!

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    • StewGreen says:

      I did mention here straight away that that error about saying temperature doubled
      and I did tweet them
      I quote Paul at NotALot.. me in brackets
      \\ Needless to say, there is no note on the story to show the correction.
      (FFS totally unprofessional to materially change a story , without putting a correction note AT THE TOP)

      The BBC have got themselves into a right pickle, ever since they decided to effectively ban comments from sceptics.

      Instead they are happy to quote any climate loon, as long as he has the right credentials (right alarmist narrative you mean) //

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  13. G says:

    Well, well, well. Surprising? No, not at all.
    High ivader influx = High incidence of violent crime.
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13802/germany-stabbings-knife-crimes
    But is anyone adding 2 + 2 to = 4?
    No, silly, their 2 + 2 = ? Any guesses? (Clue: it certainly is not 4!)

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Some TDS titles went a bit overboard over the latest slew of claims yesterday.

    When the Daily Mash does not see them as to be take too seriously, those trying to push them might like to ponder where their credibility lies.

    https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/international/he-tried-to-kiss-me-says-kim-20190228183017

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  15. Guest Who says:

    🙂

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    • G says:

      GW,
      With respect, the graph you post is practically unimportant. More important is the influx from other parts of the third World. To June 2018 the figure is 273,000 totally dwarfing the EU stats. Check out: https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/statistics-net-migration-statistics
      In part, thanks to our muslim Home Secretary who shows the public how tough he is on one hand in stopping the Begum woman. He’s on safe ground knowing the courts will consider her, ‘Human Rights’ when they make their decision to permit her to, ‘come home’ perhaps with the bastard in tow. Conversely we cannot see how many muslims are within that 273K. I’ll wager it is the majority. Thanks muslim Home Sec. Your strings are being pulled by the Middle East and your Globalist masters.
      We are all in the process of witnessing something extraordinarily ‘big’ going down. I think most people are too close to see what’s going on. The UK’s political elite are utterly out of control and it will take something like a coup to pull up on the reigns quickly. The motivation for the lunacy knows no bounds. It is as if the continuance of the current formation of the political parties can be sacrificed. But for what? The people are no longer considered entitled to a comment and looking at their options to stand up now and demand the nonsense stops immediately (if they were even inclined to tear themselves away from Coronation Street/Eastenders/Footie) only goes to demonstrate how much weight they pool is virtually zero. The State has, over the decades, gradually and by stealth, put laws into place such that it is now impossible to challenge the State. Farage and his ‘Jarrow’ march? Waste of time. It won’t change anything. The political process means we cannot even, within a reasonable period of time, (and currently it is urgent), demand change and given time, this current lot will wriggle out of harms way pretty quickly. Proof? – Look at the decaying state of Brexit – need I say more? That over just over 2 years for them to turn that round just enough to leave a fictitious veneer on the current outcome that offers a vague hint of democracy having been applied. The situation is serious. More so than any other in my lifetime.

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  16. pugnazious says:

    Tommy Robinson has just released another video, basically a less emotional reprise of the last one talking about the censorship…but there may be something else going on…..with nearly every TR video, including old ones, the next video queued up by Youtube has a subject you don’t want to be associated with and that isn’t the only video…it was a different one yesterday on the same subject following TR’s first video on censorship.

    Have a look and see if there is some dodgy video prioritised by Youtube after a TR video on your highlights side-panel.

    Coincidence or is Youtube trying to smear TR by association everytime you look at his videos you’ll get a dodgy subject in your side-panel?

    I’ve looked at other videos by other vloggers and these dodgy videos makes no appearance so I’m assuming this is purely and deliberately linked to TR by Youtube.

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    • StewGreen says:

      No, conspiracy theory not confirmed for me
      On this tablet , there was no button on the screen bottom right marked “open in YouTube”
      So I long clicked and got “copy video URL” and then posted that into a fresh tab
      On the RHS a list of videos marked “suggested for you” all were logical and half were connected to TR, no SJW stuff.

      The top is Earthling Carl ..with a copy of Sargon’s video

      \\ SARGON of Akkad vs Mohammed Shafiq on TOMMY Robinson Facebook Ban – LBC //

      then down the list is Sargon himself on LBC

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      • Guest Who says:

        Mr. Ferrari is a pompous blowhard.

        Mighty Mo is an incoherent weasel.

        “Well I mean…”.

        There was a kernel of something in there but utterly ruined by media obfuscation, cherry picking, mischaracterisation and arrogant sarcasm.

        “Right, right, right…”

        I don’t agree that Nick managed anything illuminating, pushed a lot of heat and tried to cover up a bunch of stuff himself.

        Sweeney, Boulton, Mardell, him… something linking them… can’t quite place it.

        Off for some calories and alcohol myself now.

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  17. Terminal Moraine says:

    A spanner in the works of the Department for Racial Troublemaking earlier this week as R5’s Nihal Arthanayake gives up an hour to guest editor Marvyn Harrison (from Dope Black Dads) to ask “is it harder to be a black dad?” A question which Nihal repeatedly tells us is fascinating, fascinating.

    Absenteeism associated with black fathers in the 70s/80s is apparently due to the legacies of slavery and Windrush, home beatings, school beatings and lack of self worth. Higher rates of school expulsion for black kids is due to “misunderstanding of the black energy; the black look and feel.”

    So, down to the nitty gritty… is it harder to be a black dad, Nihal asks his guest? “I don’t know because I’m not a white dad… I’ve had nobody else’s experiences… it would be wrong of me to actually say that…”

    Wrong to actually say, but so right for a trusted and impartial broadcaster to assume.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Funny though how we hear about all the ancestors and the slavery.
      I’m waiting to hear from some black folks whose ancestors facilitated and partook in that slavery. Guess I’ll wait a while.

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    • gaxvil says:

      Funny though how we hear about all the ancestors and the slavery.
      I’m waiting to hear from some black folks whose ancestors facilitated and partook in that slavery. Guess I’ll wait a while.

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    • Annunaki says:

      Nope, genrally means they have found some fresh”white meat” as so many refer to

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  18. gaxvil says:

    Of 10,000 average French people recently surveyed – 8,000 said they had no regard for the EU. With Italy making ‘leave’ noises and a couple of others expressing discontent – If we don’t get a move on they’ll beat us to it.

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    • Old Goat says:

      There has always been that likelihood. I think other countries have got fed up with waiting to see what happens with Brexit, before trying to leave themselves. Things are at such a pitch in Italy, and here in France, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see referenda in both countries before the Former UK escapes (if it ever does…).

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      • Dystopian says:

        Imagine if the remoaners got there wish to remain and everyone else left. Would they be whining for a 3rd people’s vote to join the non EU?

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    • vesnadog says:

      “If we don’t get a move on they’ll beat us to it.”

      Isn’t it usually the case with any British government.

      We saw it in WW2 when our wonderful MoD rejected the suggestion by certain soldiers that the British Sten Gun would fail the troops at the very time we needed it not too – the assassination of R. Heidreych. (spelling?)

      Todays MoD reminds me of the BBC; billions poured into it yet all we see are higher wages for the toffs at the top and an increase of security guards on the doors at BBC HQ london .

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  19. Englands Dreaming says:

    I see the latest rape gang, sorry “grooming” gang, story has been quickly dispatched down the memory hole by the BBC.

    These “men”….
    Bradford grooming: Nine jailed for abusing girls
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-47388060

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  20. StewGreen says:

    No Midweek thread ?

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    • Guest Who says:

      …morphs smoothly into an early weekend thread.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew
      I didn’t think there was enough traffic on the site to warrant a new one but I’ll put the week end one up a bit early tomorrow .

      I don’t know that people think but i think 500 is optimal but realise there’s a need to trawl through pages which can be a bit tedious at times – especially me looking around for trolls and other naughties …

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      • StewGreen says:

        I’m easy
        One thing when a new thread gets opened
        People end up posting the same stuff again, that was just published at the end of the old thread.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          If the amount of posts gets too top heavy, then I don’t bother to comment, preferring to wait until a new thread, …….. but now I have, so duh ! (well, not on anything worth reading anyway 🙂 )

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Bris
            Thank you for the input … as a populist … I might put up anew thread even earlier – got to have a bit of excitement in me life eh?….

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          • StewGreen says:

            @Bris do you mean that , the page is too long
            … or that the thread is too long ?

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  21. Guest Who says:

    The BBC does not take sides. It has only one.

    https://bbcwatch.org/2019/02/28/bbc-r4s-pm-presents-one-sided-comment-on-mps-suspension/

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Msg from Farage
    \\ We’re marching from Sunderland to London
    …. to tell the Westminster elite we will not be betrayed over Brexit.
    Get your walking boots on! //

    I hope he’s not picked only Labour areas to walk through
    … cos the Labour establishment will be very hostile, even though the people won’t be.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The next time the BBC does one of those rich people ask non rich people to give their money to Africa for the latest war/ famine / pestilence remember the words of a black man David Lammy MP who said this in a text —

      The world does not need any more white saviours. As I’ve said before, this just perpetuates tired and unhelpful stereotypes. Let’s instead promote voices from across the continent of Africa and have serious debate.”

      I think when I was a kid my class at school bought a snotty nosed black baby. Wonder if there’s a refund mechanism .

      Mr Lammy might be responsible for the deaths of quite of his colour in the future ….

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      • StewGreen says:

        Well actually Lammy’s lne there is close to “trade not aid principle”
        ..ie that instead of Geldof and Lily Allen turning up with occasional trucks of aid and photo-shoots, we should not infantalise African countries, but rather trade with them, then let them make their own mistakes, learn from them and move forward.

        Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea all traded their way out if poverty.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Stew
          Lammy is a remainer – meaning he prefers the kind of protection from African trade that the ReichEU provides .
          Maybe just leave it to the Chinese to scoop up raw materials and build their infrastructure .

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          • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

            I sometimes ponder on the future (maybe less than 50 years) where the Anglophone countries have become increasingly weaker due to the general idiocy being promoted by the progressive left.

            My feeling is that China will exploit Africa to the extent that would make our colonial era seem like the good old days. As for dealing with the muslim world, China won’t put up with it at all if they are seen as a threat. Won’t put up with it in terms of apocalyptic destruction.

            People who currently flock to western countries whilst decrying our terrible racism will likely have a re-think once they get a load of their new masters from the far east.

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      • Englands Dreaming says:

        I find myself astonished to kind of agree with Lammy!

        Endless aid is not a solution, and unless the non PC subject of birth/population control is also raised it will be a losing battle. Ethiopia population 1985 (Live Aid) 43mn, today 106mn est 2030 158mn. Good luck with that.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, any chance of a Proof Reader’s adjustment …. ?

        For reference purposes – seems the site software has relegated me again (I’ll be playing at Barnet soon)

        “I think when I was a kid my class at school _ bought a snotty nosed black baby. Wonder if there’s a refund mechanism .

        Mr Lammy might be responsible for the deaths of quite_ _ of his colour in the future ….”

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          Ok – I do my stuff here by iPhone or iPad so I’ll Try a laptop to find remedy .

          The bit left out was “quite a few of his colour “

          If Lammy says don’t fund Africa then at some stage – such as the next Ebola outbreak – when the disaster relief outfit are asking of reicheuros people will say “mr Lammy says don’t pay”.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Marching from Sunderland to London.

      Too far for the Antifa, Class War and UAF to harass along the way. They can only make it to protests in TUC supplied buses.

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  23. upandatem says:

    Don’t like Lammy much but I totally agree with what he said. I’m fed up with watching stupid white celebrities (and black ones) virtue signalling in some part of Africa. It’s a modern form of colonialism; this ridiculous idea that black people need to be looked after. Let them stay in Africa and sort things out for themselves. They are no longer our responsibility.

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    • les whittaker says:

      “this ridiculous idea that black people need to be looked after.”

      Will Lammy also be applying that principle to black people in the UK – you know, like the way that Chinese people don’t need to be looked after?

      Somehow I doubt it.

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  24. pugnazious says:

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  25. gaxvil says:

    “Umunna urges voters to join movement for ‘different kind of politics”

    (That’s the kind of, ‘different’ that’s the same.)

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  26. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel PM faces corruption charges””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47399539

    Deep joy for the BBC. Their joy would be deeper if it was Trump. But he’ll have to do for now.

    They do so try, our Left/BBC.

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  27. Banania says:

    Andrew Neil (widely rumoured to have his head screwed on) on Politics Live today, having indulged the sickly-smiling Margaret Hodge on the subject of antisemitism in the Labour Party, then, for balance, challenged a Tory MP (don’t know who he was) on the subject of islamophobia in the Conservatives, which the “.MP understandably said he had never come across. “Oh come! Baroness Warsi says it runs all through the party. You are probably too close to it to be aware of it.” (I paraphrase from memory.) This country is going MAD.

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    • vlad says:

      False equivalence. One is a tiny faith that poses no danger to us at all. The other numbers over a billion followers, many inimical to our way of life., many terrorist, and pouring into this country at an unprecedented rate. Fear of that seems a perfectly reasonable reaction.

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    • rockefella says:

      … and he pointed out that the Home Secretary is a member of the Religion of Peace.

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  28. john in cheshire says:

    This is about 26 minutes long, David Icke had been banned by the Australian swamp dwellers from entering their country:

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Guessing an FOI one what Tony and Team have spunked away on this will get the old ‘we’ll simply bump the TVL’ response?

    https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/332559/why-britbox-will-be-a-brit-flop.html?

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  30. fakenewswatcher says:

    Evan Davis, propagandist, yet again wants to know on R4 whether Trump is going to be impeached. Disappointed to hear it ain’t gonna happen…
    I’m keen to know when R4 are going to get rid of Davis, so that we can hear news instead of propaganda…

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  31. G.W.F. says:

    This one from Katie Hopkins of RoPers kicking a kuffir lad reminds me of a similar one which Britain First posted of a Roper attacking an infidel , then Trump re-posted it , and the BBC went hysterical.

    Of interest here is a comment displaying the left mindset, which draws attention to one white male attacking, which exonerates the Ropers.

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  32. fakenewswatcher says:

    Evan Davis, propagandist, then interviews a bloke from Africa, who says it’s OK for the West to pour aid money into Africa, they just mustn’t talk about it in case it reinforces a stereotype.
    Evan can’t thank him enough for sharing this wisdom…

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  33. fakenewswatcher says:

    George Eustice has resigned his ministerial post, having noticed that our arrogant parliament has hijacked the referendum result.
    Oh well, at least someone has noticed.
    (Pity May didn’t let the treacherous Rudd and colleagues quit instead,)

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    • gaxvil says:

      And the the EU have put cardboard boxes outside MEPs office to pack up their belongings.
      Well meeeoow !

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  34. StewGreen says:

    Ezra reckons Canadian PM is finished

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  35. Kaiser says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47394371

    had to laugh at this bit

    Eurovision expert Dr Paul Jordan described the situation as “a bit of a mess”.

    Dr Jordan, who earned a PhD with a dissertation on Ukraine’s participation in Eurovision, said Maruv’s entry, Siren Song, had been one of this year’s favourites.

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  36. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Andre Preview has died aged 89.

    I remember one of the funniest moments on tv.
    Morecambe and Wise with Andre.
    When tv really was funny.
    “I’m playing all the right notes ……
    You all know the rest.

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  37. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-47321871

    The BBC have written pages on this. But next to nothing about the daily slaughter of hundreds committed by Muslims world wide against other faiths.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      DS — the BBC will be putting in an extra shift these days to spin the India/Pakistan conflict and restore their own distorted idea of balance.

      The Muslim terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (‘The Army of Muhammad’) murdered 45 Indian security personnel a couple of weeks ago in a suicide bombing. Yet the BBC only ever refer to them as ‘Kashmir militants’.

      Their house rules allow them to refer to ‘Muslims’ only if they are victims (5 mentions in that article).

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  38. StewGreen says:

    18:48pm BBC 1 Look North (Hull)
    basically a massive advert for solar power by BBC’s @CrispinRolfe
    ‘Oh look Warrington Council is powering its offices and street lights entirely from a solar farm near Hull 118 miles away.
    ..all cos the west coast is too cloudy’
    It contained the false claim that solar power is cheaper..
    WC claimed to have negotiated a cheaper deal but bet overall if you account for the subsidies it’s more expensive for the taxpayer.

    It also aired on the Leeds edition even though no local connection
    \\ Warrington Council signs massive solar plus battery storage deal
    https://bit.ly/2Vq2h8I
    //

    There’s a BBC newspage
    Warrington Council to invest £59m in solar farms in Yorkshire
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-45803703

    The item was also on the Northwest edition
    \\ Working in #Warrington for ⁦ @BBCNWT
    ⁩ on Solar energy, local council borrowing £62 million for acquiring solar farms in #Yorkshire.
    They say its a good long term investment & will cut energy bills – what do you think? //
    Also
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/02/28/warrington-council-sees-light-innovative-solar-power-venture/

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  39. taffman says:

    “UK migration: Rise in net migration from outside EU”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47400679
    Despite Brexit.
    More houses needed, more hospitals needed, more schools needed, more doctors needed, more infrastructure needed and what about all the illegals and the terrorists?
    Worse Tory Government Ever .
    Vote and support UKIP, you know it makes sense .

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Caroline Nokes, Immigration Minister.
      Fast asleep on the job.

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    • pugnazious says:

      Lionel Shriver is on Question Time…given her strong views on ‘demographics’ [as shown in the video posted above in one of my comments] wonder which audience we will get…the outraged lefty one or the one that cheered brexit the other week?

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      • taffman says:

        pugnazious
        That one may have been a ‘one off’ to give the impression that Al Beeb is ‘impartial’?

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          taffman
          Al Beeb impartial? My arse. It would take them many years of impartial one offs to clear the deficit in that particular respect. I ceased to watch several years ago. My health has improved no end in the meantime.

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          • Scroblene says:

            So has mine, Lefters!

            I last watched the al-bbeeb ‘news’ in September 2017, and can truthfully say that I feel so much better for the experience!

            Most of my news comes from here and online stuff, which by ignoring the thick and stupid ‘royal’ crap, foobool, which isn’t my game, and anything else boring, I live a healthy and pleasant life with Mrs O’Blene, wandering around our garden, laughing at idiots, going to the local pub for tinctures, and generally carrying on the good life without bothering about the weedy squeaks of bbbc autocue readers and their pathetic minders!

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  40. taffman says:

    “Giant Norwegian wealth fund plans to increase UK investment”
    \\The sovereign wealth fund, which has $1tn (£750bn) to invest from “Norway’s oil and gas income, is already one of the biggest investors in UK assets. Its chief executive has said that it will continue to be a “significant” investor in the UK, despite Brexit.//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47399500
    https://www.businessinsider.com/brexit-norway-sovereign-wealth-fund-commits-to-uk-investments-2019-2?r=US&IR=T
    Do the Norwegians know something that we don’t know ?

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    • Dystopian says:

      Despite Brexit.
      Didn’t Dimbleby call JRM a liar when he said the bbc frequently used that term!?

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  41. taffman says:

    \\Environment minister George Eustice has quit the government over Theresa May’s promise to allow MPs a vote on delaying Brexit, if her deal is rejected.
    The MP said it would be “dangerous” to go to the EU “cap in hand at the 11th hour and beg for an extension”.
    He feared it could mean a long delay or that Brexit “may never happen at all” and said the UK must be prepared to walk away without a deal//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47405261
    At least we have one honest Tory MP?
    The other Tory MPs must know that their end is neigh, so what entices them to go against the wishes of their own constituents ?

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  42. Dystopian says:

    Abusing girls? What were they doing-calling them names?
    How about 9 Muslims jailed for rape?

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    • Dystopian says:

      This was meant to be a reply to an earlier comment about “9 jailed for abusing girls”

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  43. G.W.F. says:

    Leave Means Leave have announced the ‘March to Leave’ where over the course of thirteen days, Brexiteers will be marching the length of England from Sunderland down to Westminster, in time for our scheduled departure from the European Union on March 29th. The route pays homage to the working class Jarrow March of 1936…Lets hear it for the Jarrow Lads

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    • taffman says:

      The government in Londonistan and its mouthpiece Al Beeb are completely out of touch with the rest of people of Great Britain.
      It’s not healthy for politics and it’s not healthy for democracy.

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  44. G.W.F. says:

    Celebrations among the UAF and Antifa Crowd, and the Moslem Community and their BBC.
    Google have responded and Tommy Robinson – that is Yaxley Lennon if you did not know – has been de-monetized by You Tube.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/youtube-tommy-robinson-stop-making-money?fbclid=IwAR3hah8ODwNfi7RFFUCBdD5Dsuma-h4wCycFqFatkeudfMCmZ1RHM4LK8is

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    • Dystopian says:

      “Far right activist”?
      What exactly does “far right” mean?

      Isn’t it just the opposite opinions to those on the far left?
      Just like black is opposite of white?
      Imagine if YouTube and Fakebook only liked the colour white, would they ban everything black?

      We need a change of leadership in this country, or should I say we need leadership.
      Everything needs turning on it’s head. We need a reset.

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    • Kaiser says:

      im pretty sure tommy was de-monitized on you-tube already

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  45. pugnazious says:

    Poor old Zurcher….for two years he and his BBC colleagues have been telling us Trump was guilty of colluding with the Russians….and today Zurcher is able to bring us the ‘blockbuster allegations’ from Cohen…the somewhat barren Cohen revelations which amount to diddly squat and a great big nothingburger.

    Oh wait…hang on…that’s f**king weird…there’s absolutely no mention of Trump colluding with Russia…or even the fact that Cohen said he had seen no evidence that Trump colluded. Zurcher must be in a hurry…couldn’t even be bothered to spin the thinnest of nothings out of thin air, not even a hint of collusion.

    So what is Zurcher relying on for his ‘blockbuster allegations’?…..er….some very shaky allegations that have been debunked before such as Trump knew about the meeting in Trump Tower…and so what if he did? No mention that Cohen’s lawyer only last August had denied this story…

    ‘Davis has said Cohen’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, during which Cohen said he was unaware of the Trump Tower meeting before it was made public in the press last summer, is accurate.’

    Where’s Zurcher’s report that this was a meeting set up by the Democrats who were in contact with the Russians…oh what? Collusion and entrapment? Just as Zurcher and co ignore the fact that the dodgy dossier, paid for by the Democrats, was full of information provided by Russian intelligence agents and thus is hardly credible…so just who was colluding with the Russians?

    And the nail in Trump’s coffin?…

    ‘If Cohen can help draw a connection between the Daniels payment and the president himself, it could implicate Mr Trump in a crime.’

    Shock horror….apparently this would get Trump a slap on the wrist and a fine….much as Obama was fined for his campaign misdemeanours.

    ‘President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for campaign reporting violations — one of the largest fees ever levied against a presidential campaign, POLITICO has learned. ‘

    ‘Obama Campaign Fined Big for Hiding Donors, Keeping Illegal Donations’

    Of course no mention that it is ‘Stormy Daniels’ who should be in the dock for blackmailing Trump…it is her crime not Trump’s alleged crime that we should be talking about if anything.

    Poor old Zurcher….his reporting is about as credible as Cohen’s testimony.

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    • JonT says:

      There have already been legal proceedings between Trump and Daniels a few months ago – I can’t quite remember the specifics. But she did end up paying Trump’s legal expenses, amusingly.

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  46. Dover Sentry says:

    Exactly! Zurcher’s hatred of Trump is both beyond parody and incessant.

    The BBC obviously agree, otherwise they wouldn’t employ him with our money.

    Our money includes money from the poor and the unemployed. Upon threat of prison.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    The Irish judge had released the fishing boats now
    .. but I never heard about the seizure on the radio.

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