Weekend Open Thread 9 March 2019

Over to you….

 

( bit early but the previous excellent strand highlighting Far Left BBC bias was getting very long ..

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505 Responses to Weekend Open Thread 9 March 2019

  1. JamesG says:

    “Public swinging behind no deal Brexit, as Tories and DUP urge May to invoke plan B”

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/09/support-no-deal-brexit-backed-public-poll-finds-growing-number/

       23 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Interesting how the BBC sits in this comparison.

      And how the geniuses who do not like this are responding.

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  2. Non Snowflake says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47507456

    “What is the punishment for carrying a knife?”

    The main photo is of someone carrying a knife. And guess what their skin colour is? Well it isn’t black or brown.

    The usual level of bBBC accuracy.

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    • vlad says:

      Racist beeb: portraying knifers as white while the vast majority are black.

      TREVOR PHILLIPS: “Race is a part of knife crime and we must speak the truth even if media avoids mentions of ethnicity
      Nothing could be more relevant than race in the fight against knife crime and failing to point this out imperils yet more children of colour.”

      (Hang on, did he say ‘children of colour’? Isn’t that racist?)

      https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7048801/race-knife-crime-truth-media-avoids/

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      • Guest Who says:

        Well, they could always organise an art show.

        https://bbcwatch.org/2019/03/10/bbc-culture-joins-the-drip-feed-of-narrative/

        It could be called ‘Reflections of News: it’s something that might be accurate or, not’

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      • Non Snowflake says:

        Hell will freeze over before bBBC states categorically that Black and Asian people are the problem.

        And that of course means never, because with all this (apparently) global warming then Hell will always stay nice and warm……….

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        • Guest Who says:

          #CCBGB for the voice of the nation.

             29 likes

          • Guest Who says:

            Geordie swings in support. Goes badly too.

            Kind of enjoying the BBC/DM bonded death spiral.

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            • StewGreen says:

              I was in town at the market yesterday and there was no sign of a “furious backlash”

              …other than the “furious backlash” against the people who are cheating us out of proper Brexit.

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            • G says:

              GW,
              What, Sajid look-at-me-I’m-tough-on-my-fellow-muslims Javid? A sales ploy.
              That would all change if he became PM………….

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            • theisland says:

              So many good comments

              @LynesGeorge
              He will face an even more furious backlash if he reverses his original decision. Let the woman in question go and live with her father in Bangladesh where he now lives.

              @Jorawar67484439
              Right decision 100 percent now let’s start taking British citizenship away from grooming gangs and those preaching terrorism where ever they come from.

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      • Ian Rushlow says:

        ‘Children of colour’ (and likewise ‘Women of colour’ and ‘People of colour’) is an offensive and provocative racist term. It is intended to convey the notion that possesion of ‘colour’ is a positive attribute and that those lacking it (i.e. White people) are therefore somehow inferior. It is based on the fallacious linguistic assumption that white is not a colour or that the absence of colour is the same as ‘white’ (as Isaac Newton proved with his prism experiment, white light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow, but we’ll leave that for another day).

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        • Guest Who says:

          Albinoism can see you in a cooking pot.

          Use of such imagery in cartoon form now banned. Ironically.

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        • davylars says:

          Any way, I take offence at being called white.
          I am not white. I am sort of a pinky beige colour, turning a distinct red when I hear the bullshit that our national broadcaster pumps out

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        • Flak says:

          To the human eye, white is a bright and brilliant colour that can cause headaches, see David Lammy et al. In cases of extreme bright light, the colour white can even be blinding, see MSM that hinders vision or shuts out light.

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      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Vlad,
        I think ‘coloured children’ is racist this week, or was it last week.
        I can’t keep up though and ‘children of colour’ may be racist now.
        Maybe the permanently offended could make a list up of all their ever growing words they want to ban.

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    • JamesG says:

      There are about 120 murders each year in London. Usually, virtually none of them are cases where a white British person has killed another white British person. This is despite the fact that there are still around 4 million white British people living in London, (about 40% of the population).

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  3. vlad says:

    Shock horror: the bbc house journal, the Grauniad, reports at length that someone who sat near Trump at a Superbowl game had once owned a chain of spas whose new owner is now being investigated for trafficking. Even worse, an acquaintance of Trump has been charged with paying for a blow-job at said ‘spa’.
    Or something like that.
    In other words they’re desperately making extremely tenuous connections to Trump, and just flinging mud in his general direction, hoping something – anything – will stick.
    Sad.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/09/trump-super-bowl-selfie-founder-orchids-asia-spa-prostitution-racketeering

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    • JamesG says:

      I think Trump is pretty much guaranteed to win the next election, simply because every time he says something provocative his opponents reply with even more outrageous opinions, thus losing independent voters. The only Democrat candidate who has a chance against him, in my opinion, is Joe Biden. But they probably won’t select him because he’s not “woke” enough and too much of an old, white heterosexual man.

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  4. vlad says:

    The beeb website and Newsnight continue to shed buckets of tears about the death of the baby jihadi.

    Joining the sob-fest on Newsnight was Dal Babu, former Met chief-superintendent, blaming all and sundry for letting the Jihadi bimbette go to Syria and for the death of the baby jihadi.

    It turns out he’s a friend of her family. Not sure what I think of coppers being friends with terrorist families, and then being invited on the beeb to blame us for them joining ISIS and their sprogs dying.

    As increasing numbers of the religionists of war achieve positions of authority and power, expect more ambiguity towards terrorism and the spread of sharia and the caliphate.

    ‘Dal Babu, a former Metropolitan Police chief superintendent and friend of Ms Begum’s family, told the BBC: “We’ve failed, as a country, to safeguard the child.” ‘

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47512659

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    • StewGreen says:

      Radio4 8am Religion prog : Today, as ever the prog was used as a platform to air Muslim views. Well they should be aired somewhere.
      The topic was Jihadi mothers
      There was ‘Bring them home Muslim’
      vs ‘ Keep em out Muslim’ … who was in favour of deprogramming camps “On the Turkish border or in Cyprus”
      ..Then he says “You see if we let these people into the country it will proviy succour for Tommy Robinson and Katy Hopkins”

      WTF ..those 2 don’t do anything wrong , they are not terrorists.

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      • TrueToo says:

        StewGreen,

        That was a dumb thing for ‘Keep em out Muslim’ to say.

        Does he really imagine Tommy Robinson and Katy Hopkins are longing for more Muslim terrorist infiltration into Britain?

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      • vlad says:

        So the REAL danger is not the homicidal, xenophobic, amtisemitic, supremacist, homophobic, misogynistic terror cult, but those who speak out against it.

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    • TrueToo says:

      vlad,

      As increasing numbers of the religionists of war achieve positions of authority and power, expect more ambiguity towards terrorism and the spread of sharia and the caliphate.

      That really does seem to be the future as a result of the idiocy of past and present leaders in the UK and throughout Western Europe.

      Only strong, sensible leadership can stem this tide, but it really seems that it is almost completely unavailable.

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  5. popeye says:

    Dal Babu, a former Metropolitan Police chief superintendent and friend of Ms Begum’s family, told the BBC: “We’ve failed, as a country, to safeguard the child.”

    B*****ks. You’ve failed as a religion to prevent terrorism in the name of your religion

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pop
      Makes one wonder where this Babu chaps’ real loyalty lay when in the police and how he got to such a high rank .

      I suppose his other loyalty is to his pension …

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      • Kaiser says:

        note former, he is a serial complainer using his skin to complain everytime someone else is promoted

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Agenda Pushing on R4 soon

       17 likes

  7. StewGreen says:

    More agenda pushing , the latest tweet from the R4 officiaccount
    : Transgender children

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    • Beltane says:

      I’d guess the transgender child has taken over from a Louis Vouiton handbag in terms of peer group status. Or Fendi, of course, for the really aspiring and upwardly mobile parent.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    How London pseudo-liberals think

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    • Guest Who says:

      Careful, when Maxi wakes up he will get out his A-Z and ask what lakes there are in London.

      Do hope Titania responds. Or John Sweeney, as a fellow Sunday morning ‘woozy’.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Metro-liberal groupthink is something that is centred around but not confined to the metropolitan areas.
        … Ah she’s near Keswick
        She goes to London to do anti-Trump protests etc.
        and her husband sometimes works there by the looks of it.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Sue in the Lakes doing the Devils work . And her facts are wrong . The Sunday Servuce starts at 0811. I know this because I’m usually on my way to Church at that time – so yes – I do turn it off .
        Maybe sue is one of those lost sheep the boss goes on about returning to the righteous way . For the record I think there is a requirement in the BBC Charter to ‘do God’ and I’m sure the Head Of State approves .

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    • JimS says:

      I didn’t know there was an 8 a.m. on a Sunday!

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    • vlad says:

      So 1) Let in unmanageable numbers of people of alien (often hostile) faith, thereby triggering a downward spiral away from Christian beliefs and mores.

      2) Declare: we’re multicultural now so scrap Christian programming, thereby accelerating downward spiral.

      3) A vicious circle, the results of which are plain to see.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Begum is the BBC’s obsession
    The Muslim presenter of the deep religion prog chose to make the focus be about GLORIFYING Muslim female religious warriors .
    Did anyone listen ?

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    • TrueToo says:

      StewGreen,

      Remona Aly?

      Does that mean she’s a Remoaner and not a Leaver?

         1 likes

  10. Englands Dreaming says:

    The true bias of the BBC I think is best reflected over what it leaves out. Todays paper review is a classic of bias by omission
    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-the-papers-47511834

    I was prompted to check as LBC reported that in today’s papers it said public swing behind no deal Brexit. Indeed that is the Sunday Telegraph’s front page. Beeb ignore this and instead choose ST article about youth workers!

    Top billing of course to the Observer and second ref!

    Sunday Times headline, PM told to quit. Beeb report about how ST survey shows Leave voters to be thick!

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  11. G says:

    I surfaced from sleep in the small hours to World Service on in the background. My drowsy attention was captured by one, Stephen Sakur who, embarrassment and anger obvious, devoted an item to Hungary and, ‘Orban’s Hungary’. Sakur’s condemnatory diatribe set out to do what he had thought he would achieve by a ‘face-to-face with Orban – to destroy the man. Not to be. Sakur couldn’t gain access. Refused in fact. So, Sakur sets out to take Hungary apart – alone. So sad.
    It appears that, much as he wanted to dig up as much dirt on Orban through interviews with members of the Hungarian public, they weren’t having any of it and, indeed, they refused to talk to him or respond to his blatantly derogatory questions. So, tail tucked between his legs, I guess Sakur scampered back to W1A 1AA where he can be consoled by his fellow Cultural Marxists.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      G – beat you to it Saturday when I shared your view ( the same) after the domestic version .

      If only more people would turn their back when some morally superior beeboid tries to get a quote to support their perpetual snowflake propaganda

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  12. Jeff says:

    We really are a brutal, uncaring country, aren’t we?
    The way we’ve treated this poor ISIS bride, Shamima Begum, is heartless. How do I know? Well, I’ve listened to the sage words of Diane Abbott and seen the response from our state broadcaster. Blimey, if the BBC newscasters became any more sympathetic they ‘d have donned black arm bands. It was very nearly another Mandela moment.
    I’ve listened to those with an excess of empathy compare her actions with a schoolgirl crush on an inappropriate pop star. Hmmm, no, not really.
    Putting posters of Boys Alive (or whatever TF they’re called) isn’t really the same as travelling thousands of miles to join a sadistic, beheading death cult of religious lunatics that seek world domination. Not quite…
    And I’ve even heard that Nazi obsessed lefty, Ken Livingstone, compare those that went the fight for ISIS with those that traveled to Spain during the Spanish civil war. He’s comparing Shamima with George Orwell and Laurie Lee and numerous others that risked life and limb fighting AGAINST fascism and Nazism.
    Perhaps it’s the last bit old Ken didn’t quite understand…

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    • Demon says:

      Jeff, I agree with your comments about comparing Isis fighters with those who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Those who have been to fight for the Kurds and Yazidis are a much better analogy.

      A much more similar comparison with those who joined ISIS are the ones who joined the Britischer Freikorps. The Freikorps members were arrested when captured. They were not allowed to push nazi propaganda as the ISIS returnees are allowed to push their hatred of Britain and all things good and decent.

      The fact that Begum and her evil “sisters and brothers” have actually helped the enemy is in contrast with the Freikorpers who were normally such misfits that they weren’t trusted by the nazis, even at the end of the war, to be given an active combat role.

      If Begum is allowed back then she should be locked up in a POW camp and not freed until the enemy have completely surrendered. She gave up her rights when she voluntarily gave up her British citizenship.

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      • Jeff says:

        Sorry, Demon, I don’t for a moment compare her to those who went to fight against the fascists in Spain, that’s old Uncle Ken.
        And yes, there were British folk who went to fight for the Nazis and she and her horrible brethren are much more akin to them.
        There were also the “fifth columnists” that those on the home front had to be aware of. Appalling, vile traitors who sided with the enemy even when that enemy was the most horrendous political cult the world had ever seen.
        We’ve still got them today. They’re not called the Fifth Column these days, they’ve got a new name and we even have to pay for their propaganda.
        The BBC.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Has anyone even considered that the Begum child might not have been hers at all ? Why should she be believed ? Everyone has accepted the story she told, and in the head to toe cover-up its hard to say who is pregnant or not.

          I think it may not have been hers, and was a ploy to get herself back to the UK because a baby was involved. The last thing she expected was to be stripped of citizenship, therefore a baby was of no use anymore, so she’s given it back to his rightful mother, claiming it has now died. We have no proof either way, but everyone is so ready to believe her story – what’s another lie to this traitor ?

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          • G.W.F. says:

            BRISSLES

            The baby story was too convenient. It might not have ever existed, it could have been some kind of moslem Barbie doll wrapped up. Can we really believe the media when they are hell bent on bringing the jihadis back home?

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          • Kaiser says:

            To lose one baby may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness

            To lose three ….

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          • Jeff says:

            Anthony Glees, professor of politics at Buckingham University, made that very point on Sky News yesterday. Both his Guardianista opponent in the discussion and the Sky News representative, dismissed the idea as “a conspiracy theory.” It’s not a theory I’d even considered, but the more I think about it the more plausible it seems.
            I’m afraid I can’t recall the daft bint’s name who was opposing Glees, but she wanted Begum back, said the child was a British citizen and our conduct had been shameful. “That baby would still be alive.”
            I always find it gob smackingly odd how these gormless cretins always expect us to play by Queensbury rules while our devious enemies use every underhand trick in the book.
            If we’d left a few more of these creatures back in camel dung central, where they should be, the Manchester Arena slaughter wouldn’t have occurred and 22 young British lads and lasses would still be alive.
            We just can’t take the chance…
            I couldn’t give a rat’s arse about Begum.

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          • Roland Deschain says:

            Yes, I said much the same in an earlier post. The fact that the media thinks we should just take her word for it, or indeed the two previous infants, encapsulates precisely the MSM’s irrelevance and lack of fitness for purpose.

            The default position of support for an alien and incompatible culture is fast becoming a danger to the cohesion of this country.

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  13. mikehunt says:

    Here’s the BBC with a typical ‘let’s report on something old and untopical for propaganda purposes’

    This is a supposed real life ‘we wuz kangz’ story.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47379458

    The richest man who ever lived, and he just happens to be an African king.

    Their ‘source’ is ‘Celebrity Net Worth’

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

    “The site has been criticized for a lack of transparency for its calculations, with no way to verify the accuracy what CelebrityNetWorth reports.[4] Most content is written by freelance writers, rather than journalists or computer scientists to analyze data.[4]”

    So complete nonsense basically.

    There’s a post here discussing this

    Mansa Musa – really so rich? from AskHistorians

    It observes that this supposed ‘richest man ever’ first appeared a few years ago with the Celebrity Net Worth story and that the claims in the BBC article are false and/or exaggerated.

    There’s zero reason to suggest that this man was richer than any number of other random African despots.

    The article even trots out the laughable claim his brother discovered America with a massive fleet of 2000 (hahaha) ships.

    Some clue as to why they print this nonsense is here

    “By Naima Mohamud
    BBC Africa”

    Yup, the BBC have a African Muslim to write an article on how an African Muslim was the richest man ever.

    And this garbage is going to be repeated in children’s history projects forever more.

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  14. john in cheshire says:

    Is there any news on Julian Assange; have our despicable swamp dwellers dropped their false charges against him?
    I put him in the Tommy Robinson category of the persecuted, so unless there’s something happening to him about which the far-left bbc collective can sneer and crow, I suppose he never gets a mention on their fake news channels.

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  15. vlad says:

    So Abbopotamus thinks it’s “callous and inhumane” to strip jihadi brides of their citizenship.

    As she likes them so much, perhaps she herself would consider becoming a jihadi bride in what’s left of the caliphate.

    After all she has form, erm, ‘comforting’ demented lost causes.

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Vlad,
      I think Abbott should show solidarity with the muslamickles by wearing the full niqab. The one with maximum body and face coverage.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        I note the MP for Hackney, herself, and also the Beeb & Labour Party are being very kind to our dear Diane and using a photo of her these days that must have been taken about 20 years ago.

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      • vlad says:

        Indeed Emm. Would greatly improve her appearance.

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      • Roland Deschain says:

        Where would one source sufficient material?

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      • Guest Who says:

        Of course generating her own gravitational field can pull in followers.

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  16. thirdoption says:

    Goodness me. I went to watch a recording of yesterday’s rugby on the TV and for a few brief moments the screen reverted to live TV.

    It was “The Big Question” on BBC One hosted by Gameshow Dame Nicky Campbell and all I heard was him saying to an audience of muslims was “and so you think this feeds the right-wing islamophobia we’re seeing in the country”

    Fortunately I managed to start the recording of the rugby before I had to listen to any more of his garbage.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The David Lammy Show is on LBC from 12-3pm so don’t switch the radio on
      (seems Mon Tue is the regular schedule)

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  17. sjs says:

    I drive to Warsaw on a fairly regular basis.I have to listen to the world service it’s the only English speaking broadcast I can pick up.Four days of anti Trump, white, Christian, brexit, propaganda, but pro Muslim , black, LGBT, gay, transgender nonsense.As I walk into my house my wife looks at my face and says, “you have been listening to the world service haven’t you, what have I told you…………..”

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    • Luckyharry69 says:

      @SJS
      If its any consolation I spend all day trying to access BBC Radio or TV for ANYTHING worth listening to at all…literally anything.
      I used to listen to World Service too but that has become unbearable……
      It starts with ‘Breakfast’ (bias)…continues with R5 Nicky Campbell /Femenazi Burden etc….Feminazi Derbyshire on the TV etc etc……then continues with others like Childs/Nihal whateverhisnameis….etc etc…..Marxist tick list BS all day……..
      Even comedy is complete dross today…to think of the great comedy the BBC has made in the past…………?

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  18. StewGreen says:

    @TrueToo 24 Hours since we checked the Panodrama Youtube viewing count
    .. I am not seeing more obvious signs of rigging
    Friday – 1,354,538 views (from a comment TT mentioned)
    Friday#2 reduced to – 1, 2,273,119 (81,419 views LESS)
    My Saturday – 1,409,514 views views 85K likes, 3.5K downs
    one hour later 1,411,574 views (from a comment)
    3am : 1,427,087 86K likes 3.5K Downs  (from a comment)
    My Sunday….. 1,431,499 views 86K likes 3.5K downs 24,079 comments
    30 mins later 1,432,042 views 86K likes 3.5K downs 24,092 Comments

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    • TrueToo says:

      StewGreen,

      Weird. I read that YouTube pauses the views when they suspect spamming to increase the count to satisfy advertisers. Don’t know if Tommy has adverts on #Panodrama. Doubt it.

      Anyway, it took about a week for Panodrama to hit a million views so it should be on 2 million at least if it were a growing at the same rate.

      Perhaps it really is attracting fewer views now or perhaps they really are blocking the count. Dunno how one could tell either way.

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  19. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    You all might like to look at this site.
    Try the ‘Draining the swamp’ article which should have our MPs very worried.

    https://www.politicalite.com

       11 likes

  20. StewGreen says:

    New vid from David Vance

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  21. Up2snuff says:

    Was hoping for a day off Biased BBC today …

    ….. but Misha Glenny has ruined all that. In his series The Invention of Britain (R4 1.30-2pm today – an episode on ‘Insecurity’) at about twenty minutes in he compares Britain and the east Kent coast to The Netherlands. He says that the latter was vulnerable to the sea but ” … had Germany and France behind it.”

    No Misha, I think you should have said ” … had Germany behind it and Belgium (previously Flanders and Wallonia) below it.”

    In earlier programmes and in this one, Misha has been bemoaning the lack of being taught specific histories during his school education. He really ought to be worrying about his lack of geography!

    I think maybe it was a desire to get in a dig or sneer at ‘xenophobic’ Britain for voting to Leave the EU (the motivation behind his current series, perhaps?) that led to his embarrassing mistake. It is no wonder that so much of the BBC’s output is so poor these days. He is going to have a hard time living down that howler in the BBC Canteen.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      I doubt that the BBC has a canteen, certainly not for their highly paid talent. They probably dine in a sumptuous, heavily subsidised, restaurant, where dishes from around the globe are on the menu.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Doublethinker
        I imagine that kind of sensitive information is covered by the official secrets act.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        DT, er … I’m not sure I should let this out into the public realm but I have actually been in the BBC Canteen and survived a cup of its tea or coffee. Cannot remember which right now. They all go in there.

        However, I am equally sure you are right and that the Directors & Controllers have something a bit more ‘executive’.

        Misha will not be allowed in there except for special occasions. His leaving ‘do’, perhaps?

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  22. Old Goat says:

    Spoonclank’s latest on Brexit…

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  23. taffman says:

    “Conservative MPs should back Theresa May’s deal this week or risk losing Brexit altogether, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47514248
    A reminder – the Referendum Ballot Paper was…………………………..
    “Remain a member of the European Union” or “Leave the European Union.”
    Nothing on it about some sort of ‘Deal’ ?
    We voted to leave Mr Hunt, the ‘Deal’ was concocted by remainers who wanted to thwart democracy.
    If you don’t get it done, the Tory party is finished. It will go down in the annals as ‘Infamy’ .
    Vote and support UKIP .

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  24. BRISSLES says:

    If you want some light relief from all the tele rubbish this country produces, then I highly recommend you watch The Heart Guy on Drama tonight at 8pm. Ok, its the 3rd series, but its Ozzy humour at its best, and makes me do something very rare these days – laugh out loud ! (and Rodger Corser is soooooo easy on the eye).

       9 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Come-on surely the BBC4 movie will be better
      22:20-00:05
      ” A woman grieving the death of her lifelong best friend gets to know her husband, only to discover he secretly likes wearing his late wife’s clothes.
      She helps him to accept his transvestism, and teaches him to create a new female alter ego for himself.”
      Your 100% agenda-free-BBC

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      • Guest Who says:

        Meanwhile…

        “Sometimes it helps me when I’m sad or angry. I dance and everything goes away.” Meet the 14-year-old who wants to be the Colombian Billy Elliot. 🕺 (via BBC World Service)

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – is that ‘Carry on Camping ‘? – I’ll get me coat – or blouse …

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  25. StewGreen says:

    So what do you reckon about all these charidee shows ?

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    • vlad says:

      Want to help the world? Don’t pay the extortion tax and give the £150 to a small local charity you can trust.

      You’ll be doing good twice over.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile : main NPC narrative “Organic good” & “commercial famers bad”
    Item #1 Rich London people move to Devon to teach other rich London people about farming
    #2 Lichen conservation
    #3 Tom Heap says scallop dredging is bad
    (Tom slipped in the line “And some beautiful weed” and no one noticed
    #4 Tony Robinson’s tenuous link :
    “here’s a dementia centre in Cornwall, here’s how you send your Red Nose money”
    #5 Back to the Devon Farming ..helping drug rehabilitation with organic trout

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    • StewGreen says:

      Tony Robinson “Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK”
      He then explained it’s an umbrella term
      .. and there’s the rub cos cancer is an umbrella term, but in the stats they are separated in specific cancers…
      Cos actually far more people die of cancer than dementia

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – I’m confused . Where is there a problem or bias here?
        Dementia is an ‘ umbrella term’ . My mum died from the vascular form . Others die from the Alzheimer’s form.

        Huge amounts of cash goes into cancer research compared to dementia research . I’d like both well funded .

        If you have cancer and dementia – that’s a real bad deal .

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        • StewGreen says:

          @FedUp the bias was the fakenews that originates from the National statistics office
          If they are going to split the cancers separately
          they should have split the dementia diseases separately
          ..There much more that 2 diseases that come under the umbrella term dementia
          Dementia describes the symptoms rather than a specific disease

          Tony Robinson at least had a connection cos both his parents died of it.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Ok got ya – cheers Stew …

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            • Up2snuff says:

              I have been told by a dementia specialist, below Consultant level IIRC, that – generally speaking – dementias do not kill a person.

              They could have been speaking in error, of course, but as a qualified & specialist Doctor, I tended to accept what he was saying at the time and pass it on for the benefit of others.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Countryfile only just stopped flogging their CHARIDEE calendar a couple of weeks ago

        Now they are back to the Londoners organic farm which is in Somerset not as I said Devon.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    BBC North America breeds ‘em like rabbits.

    About as smart, too.

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  28. StewGreen says:

    More from David Vance
    BBC NPC memes
    “Rebels wearing Niqab GOOD”
    … “Rebels like Tommy Robinson BAD”

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    • taffman says:

      A divisive garment that does not promote cohesion. Right up Al Beeb’s street.
      Why do you all pay the Telly Tax for that rubbish ?

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    Breitbart reports 2.3 million people have seen the Christian street preacher arrested by a couple coppers who were working for the devil or Islam or both at the time .

    Anyway – there’s a formal complaint investigation and it appears that police accounts are now changing . The line about seizing the preachers Bible gets me – but that is an indication of the rapidly Alien State we are becoming .

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    • Guest Who says:

      It’s always the cover up attempt that gets them.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Guest – yes – they might get a slap on the wrist . The preacher is being helped by a charity which fights Christian Persecution

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  30. StewGreen says:

    I don’t want to obsess about TR
    Ah he’s just said that about himself
    “We are gonna have a march and that can’t be about me, it’ll be about ALL the people who have been censored by the tech giants ..Alex Jones .. etc.”

    BTW Nick Monroe has a a new thread about how The Sun just doxxed TR by printing pictures of the house he built, (property development is a thing he turned to when he couldn’t get a job)
    and then how Stuckbery is stirring by repeating the doxxing to get angry responses he can use against TR.

    … Oh and there is a “leave TR alone” petition
    https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-stop-the-continued-persecution-of-tommy-robinson-and-his-family

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    Isn’t that great ? Anthony Blair has been advising Macron on how to handle the UK in Brexit negotiations to keep us in . Source – Telegraph .

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  32. RobRoy says:

    Am I being paranoid? I’m a regular viewer of youtube videos and watch a variety of subjects including those of the Hitchen brothers, Jordan Peterson, Katie Hopkins and the odd one by TR etc.

    Anyway, today I log on and the first advert to show is one from an organisation against hate (not Hope not Hate) but something similar. It’s a short ‘ad’ of an ex-EDL member taking about how he came to stop worrying about Islam once he got to know them, blah blah. I didn’t watch all of it but that was the general message.

    So was it displayed because some algorithm now thinks I’m a threat of being a far-right winger due to the videos I watch?

    Anyone else been ‘targeted’? A little scary or what.

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    • StewGreen says:

      It’ll be the same guy that was brought onto BBC Trending by HnH
      … so my position is I consider it fake
      …. until someone shows me proper evidence

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  33. Jeff says:

    I used to love the ludicrous stories depicted in The Midsomer Murders.
    Lots of English eccentrics; barking mad bell ringers, completely potty flower arrangers and I recall a tale about warring photographers. It was all beautifully filmed in lovely old English settings.
    Then something changed. The producer (I think it was) told a journalist that he had deliberately kept ethnic minorities out of the programme to depict an England that had long ago disappeared. There was the inevitable outcry, he got the push and the series has taken a nose dive…and it’s swarming with “people of colour”.
    They are absolutely everywhere. There’s even an Asian family running a bloody brewery FFS. It’s become so painfully and self consciously PC it’s almost unwatchable.
    I find myself waiting the arrival of the mixed race, transgender, alcoholic Muslim lap dancer…

    The commercial break came as a bit of a relief, but even there I’m confronted by a myriad of mixed race married partners living in some sort of wonderfully woke fantasy land.
    The brain washing never stops!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Jeff – I know TV people had a derogatory term for the Sunday night white dramas like morse and midwife and downton and heartbeat .
      They made them because they knew the viewing figures would be ok or even good . But as you say -a different breed is now running things so it’s national turn off time with DFS adverts with black man and white woman and coffee kids . The state approved make up of a family – soon to be replaced by a bunch of multi cultured trannies

      The homicide rate in midsomer must be almost up to Londonistan levels …

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  34. Dystopian says:

    Ethiopian Airliner crashes, 2nd brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 in 5 months to crash.
    From BBC report; “The plane’s First Officer Ahmed Nur Mohammod Nur had 200 flight hours”
    200 hours is not very much flying time.
    Does anyone know if any of the crew of the other airplane were named Mo? Just an inkling…..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Dyst – the 2018 lion air crash had a mo as a technical director and the crash investigation led to a few ground staff who cleared the plane for flight to be fired .

      As a result the Australian government banned its staff from using Lion Air -source wiki … … and blimey – 200 hours flying time can’t be right … I’ve got about a 100 and I’m a fair weather flier . My arms get tired sometimes though ….

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  35. Thoughtful says:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6792471/BBCs-20k-year-trainee-journalist-BAME-lower-social-economic-background.html

    BBC seemingly operaing an illegal recruitment scheme excluding white people.

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