Start the Week Open Thread 22 April 2019

The Slaughter of Christians by Muslims continues to be under reported by the BBC and the rest of the main stream media . Yet even the slightest incident involving Muslims as victims gets the full treatment . I’m sure the BBC could explain this – surely ?

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514 Responses to Start the Week Open Thread 22 April 2019

  1. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm ‘Whitey man bad, he do Amritsar Massacre’
    That is why BBC are not happy about the Sri Lanka attack it’s spoiling that narrative that the BBC have spent this last week building
    ..Today its the religion prog.
    That is shoehorning cos although it was a clear massacre, it seemed to be colonial boss being a Hitler rather than a religion thing.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      I listened to this little lot. Astonishing, the insistence on a ‘proper’ apology ‘for colonialism’, after Cameron had already given one!
      Obviously, much more grovelling required from Whitey.
      The exploitation of ‘racial guilt’ very blatant. You can hear the same thing being pushed on the Beeb in ten, twenty, thirty years’ time…
      Such a guilt fest, the bbc has excelled itself. Let’s rend our garments and beat ourselves over the head, daily. You could hear the anti-white sentiment, and resentment,straining on the leash. A certain strand of ‘liberal’ sentiment, no doubt.
      I have a strange feeling that yet another apology would only disappoint the producers of the programme; they seem to greatly enjoy droning on in such a dedicated -if not obsessive- fashion…


      • taffman says:

        “The exploitation of ‘racial guilt’ very blatant”
        Its being peddled in our schools.
        But if the British Empire was so bad why are there so many members of the Commonwealth of Nations ? Why do so many want to come and live here in this small country ? ……………..


        • Beltane says:

          You may well ask Taff – just as Brave Little Belgium gets no eminently well-earned stick for their exceptional excesses in the Congo, France for duplicity and spite the world over, Spain for wiping out two complete civilisations plus Italy and Mongolia for playing host to what were then the world’s greatest empires, bywords for total intolerance and savagery. But then, they didn’t colour their maps pink. Big mistake, with hindsight.


          • Van Helsing says:

            Two words you’ll never hear Beeboids and their ilk utter re. colonialism: Ottoman Empire.

            But then they didn’t acquire their territorial gains by conquest, did they? Oh, hang on…


            • Navets says:

              Spot on, the Ottoman Empire ruled for six hundred years characterised by conquest and forced conversion or subjugation and slavery. Hardly a matter of interest to beeboids.


      • jip says:

        Apologies and reperations.. what a load of bollox. I have a fantastic idea, both Alexander Fleming who invented antibiotics, and Edward Jenner who invented vaccines, were British.

        Before these medicines wed invented 50% of children would die before the age of 5. Because of the invention of these life saving medicines and the British inventions created in the industrial reolution, the world population has increased from 700 million to 7 billion…

        … this means that 90% of people today are alive thanks thanks to the British, and they owe us this as a debt (with interest). So i suggest that the 90% of people who are alive today thanks to British inventions like Antibiotics, Vaccines, electricity, fertelizer… should pay the UK royalties forever.

        When we get paid that money, then we can use a few percent to pay for slavery reparations… after these slave descendants pay us for ending slavery of course.


  2. StewGreen says:

    View from Mr “Urban liberal” quickly retweeted by Nihal


  3. StewGreen says:

    Nihal’s priorities on Sri Lanka


  4. vlad says:

    Now that al beeb and other msm are, reluctantly, through clenched jaw and gritted teeth, coming round to admitting that Sri Lanka might – just might – be the work of yet another murderous islamic sect, I trust there will be calls – like after Christchurch – eagerly backed up by al beeb, for Facebook, Twitter and other social media to come down hard on the purveyors of the evil supremacist ideology behind such acts of terror.

    Clearly bigoted supremacist religious texts calling for world conquest and the killing of Jews, Christians and infidels should be banned forthwith, right?




    • Oldspeaker says:

      It’s the worst reporting yet, apparently a certain group of people have been left “nervous and afraid”, incredible. Hint, it’s not the group of people who have just been targeted for mass slaughter.


    • Not Gwent says:

      They really, really don’t want to say it.

      OK then here’s an idea – don’t speculate at all.


  5. taffman says:

    “Brexit: Labour must back another referendum – Tom Watson”
    Have they not learned the lesson of the last General Election ?
    The LibDems stood on a manifesto pledging a new EU referendum.
    Someone remind Al Beeb just how many seats the LibDems got in Parliament?
    Blatant Al Beeb Bias. The present Parliament is a disgrace to Democracy.
    Vote UKIP next time .


    • taffman says:

      Even worse, the Tory promised that we were leaving the EU .
      What did we get from them ?


      • Not Gwent says:

        We’ve been here before and undoubtedly will be here again.

        We voted leave in 2016

        We voted for ‘Remain’ parties in 2017

        Go figure.


    • Navets says:

      Bring on the Euro Elections.
      UKIP or the Brexit party would do for me.


  6. Dover Sentry says:


    Brexit Party doing very well.

    Strikes Fear into the hearts of the BBC, May and Corbin.


  7. Fedup2 says:

    Nicki Morgan – a soon to be exMP is complaining that brexiters language is increasing the risk to MPs . I bet the interviewer didn’t ask her whether sellout a democratic vote might have anything to do with it . I’m surprised nothing has happened to one of the traitors yet .


  8. StewGreen says:

    Drama Channel
    I right $itch character is sent away
    “Now you need to go to your cabin
    and listen to that podcast that calms you down
    ..yer know Katie Hopkins ”
    .. signalling that only nasty people listen to Katie Hopkins.


  9. ray_f says:
    “Christchurch shootings: The people killed as they prayed”

    After the Christchurch killings, the BBC put out a wonderful memorial to the mosque victims. There is a mosaic of some victims followed by photos and information on each victim such as their employment background. You can even apply filters to get lists of victims from each mosque/male or female etc.

    I imagine the Sri Lanka memorial will be a lot bigger, and a lot more complex to compile. But it will be a fitting tribute will it not. I mean, “they were also killed while they prayed” were they not?

    it’s not like they’re not going to follow up this attack on Christians, and keep us updated. Like they did (and still are) with the Christchurch attack.

    Otherwise, it would give the impression that Christians are valued less than Muslims by the BBC. That can’t be true.


    • vlad says:

      2 reasons why that won’t happen:
      – wrong kind of victims. (Christians dahling, so passé)
      – wrong kind of murderers. (Shhh… )


      • ray_f says:

        That sums up the situation, but also we have to remember
        – when a muslim commits an evil act he automatically rescinds his privileged status as a muslim. So there is in fact no such thing as an islamist terrorist attack as once the attack takes place it’s flagged as a NTDWI event.

        As far as the BBC is concerned, islamic attacks just don’t occur, as in Sri Lanka and Nigeria.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Depends on the diversity angle. If they can find any people who weren’t ‘Easter Worshippers’ they might do something. You know the sort of thing: “Adam had recently come out as gay in Sri Lanka’s conservative culture and was thinking of converting to Islam, but was killed along with Easter Worshippers when…”


      • gaxvil says:

        Some tit on the radio spouting about the 40% increase in UK ‘Islamophobic Hate Crimes’.
        How many ‘Hate Crimes’ does Sri Lanka add up to?
        Are there calls from persecuted peace loving Muslims for extra protection FFS.


        • ray_f says:

          When the NZ mosque attack occurred, Mayor Khan fearing a backlash increased security around mosques
          When the Sri Lanka Church attacks occurred, Mayor Khan fearful of backlashes, increased security around mosques
          Reports of nasty looks given to muslims, Mayor khan will increase protection to muslims.

          Wasn’t this falsified victimhood status predicted as part of the normal takeover by Islam. What next, a pro islamic police force?

          Sorry, i mean what’s next after the pro islamic police force


  10. Guest Who says:

    So, BBC, what’s news?

    “We are now standing at a crossroads. We must decide what path we want to take”

    “Greta Thunberg has inspired thousands of schoolchildren to demand action from governments on climate change. Now she has a message for the Extinction Rebellion protesters


    • Guest Who says:

      Okeydokey. What else?

      The Today Programme

      “Yobs would come in and smash stuff over my head, and my parents… my father’s head.”

      Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan describes the racism he experienced working for his father in a curry house, ahead of his new documentary on Channel 4


  11. Guest Who says:


    • Guest Who says:

      Yes, it would.

      Now, has the bbc ever organised secret, closed door events to ‘settle’ such things before?


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        No, the BBC would never behave like this. The plugs for the silly old man’s programme on Netflix who used to appear on the BBC, the publicity for the dim-witted Swedish schoolgirl, the fawning coverage of middle-aged ‘arrest-resistant’ hippies in London… all just a coincidence, don’t you know…


      • Guest Who says:

        The Judean People’s Front speaks.

        And yes, another ‘Professor’.


        • john in cheshire says:

          Do normal people use words in every day speech such as ‘sociodemographic’? Do more syllables give a word more authority and make the user more truthful?

          Lefties have mastery of gobbledegook down to a fine art. It’s another string to their warped bow, alongside catchy slogans and inventing new words that have any meaning and no meaning both at the same time.


          • Fedup2 says:

            John –
            Yes if you can say or write sociodemographic doo doo then you must be cleverer than the average Joe – so useful to exclude non academics from your view.

            Always use a big fancy word instead of simple ones – the ideal academic .


  12. taffman says:

    Al Beeb News webpage site.
    What no Trump bashing today ! Have they learned something ?
    Or are the Trump Bashing staff on holidays ?


  13. Sluff says:

    The verminous biased BBC 7pm news.
    The Sri Lankan attacks appear to be due to a failure of intelligence and lots of hankies are needed as the personal stories start to come in.
    Then we have the equation of the violence in the context of the Sri Lankan civil war.
    Only in the last 20 seconds do we get a mention from Clive Myrie, who has been sent to Colombo to report in the dark, of a local jihadist group. That line is quickly buried.
    Move on, nothing to see here.
    Utterly deplorable.


    • Not Gwent says:

      “Sri Lankan attacks appear to be due to a failure of intelligence”

      The deaths were the responsibility of out of control security officers? Amazing.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Blame the police but avoid blaming the Muslims who killed the Christians … as i described in an earlier post .

        Assuming enough terrorists are still free they may well target the funerals to further destabilise the country and convert it to a new ISIS base .
        Easy to be an arm chair strategist but it doesn’t take much to see the pattern .


    • vlad says:

      Sluff – Yes, that’s their standard MO: confuse and befuddle with false leads and irrelevant info, such as the 10-year-old civil war, which has no bearing whatsoever on this attack.
      While hiding the important facts under a pile of chaff.
      The Biased Befuddling Clique.


  14. Sluff says:

    Not BBC but Channel 4 reporting of the Ecoloons at Marble Arch.
    The voxpop of protestors consisted of a Radiographer, a Teacher, and a University Lecturer.
    Yes. Another public sector holiday !!!! Non- contributors.
    Meanwhile the private sector workers whose taxes pay for these useless people, will be hard at it. If they can get to work, of course.


    • Not Gwent says:

      Did C4 balance their reporting with views from those we thought otherwise? Or was it the case that no one could be found to speak against; so it was the ‘settled’ view that our government should immediately comply with XR demands?


  15. theisland says:

    More invaders.


    • vlad says:

      Glad to see the taxi service is running smoothly.


      • john in cheshire says:

        Since we taxpayers are paying for this boat and its crew, can we book a ride over to France for the day? It would save on the cost of the ferry journey.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Do we ever get a follow-up to hear what has happened to these people?
      I’m probably just stupid, but there seems little feedback on follow-up.
      Arrival is recorded, then silence.
      Deported (how?) (where to?)
      Staying put as ‘asylum seekers?
      Home Office?


      • john in cheshire says:

        I’d like to know this too, including how much is spent on legal aid for the invaders to prevent them being deported.

        I’ll bet one of the first things that the invaders are given is an interpreter followed quickly afterwards by a lawyer.


  16. Richard Pinder says:

    (1) (Original from the Sopade report) Nazi propaganda was most effective in the younger generations of Germans, who after all had had few chances to form their own firm values and beliefs before the regime began, and who were subjected to massively intense and unremitting indoctrination from their schools, from the Hitler Youth, and from the mass media orchestrated by Goebbels. Younger people were disproportionately receptive to National Socialism. A survey showed that 62 per cent of young people admitted to having been ‘positive or mainly positive’ about National Socialism, compared to only 35 per cent of the older generation.

    (2) Environmentalist propaganda was most effective in the younger generations of Britons, who after all had had few chances to form their own firm values and beliefs before the regime began, and who were subjected to massively intense and unremitting indoctrination from their schools, from Youth organisations, and from the mass media orchestrated by Attenborough. Younger people were disproportionately receptive to Environmentalism. A survey would probably show that 62 per cent of young people would admit to having been ‘positive or mainly positive’ about Environmentalism, compared to only 35 per cent of the older generation.

    (3) EU propaganda was most effective in the younger generations of Britons, who after all had had few chances to form their own firm values and beliefs before the regime began, and who were subjected to massively intense and unremitting indoctrination from their schools, from Youth organisations, and from the mass media orchestrated by the BBC. Younger people were disproportionately receptive to the European Union. A survey would probably show that 62 per cent of young people would admit to having been ‘positive or mainly positive’ about the European Union, compared to only 35 per cent of the older generation.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve long believed that the BBC is using the same methods as Goebells in its use of propaganda in all it does – often ridiculous to those who can spot the signs.
      Careful use of language
      Omission of key facts or views
      Restriction on contrary views
      Blaming those it ‘ dislikes ‘

      The Shri lankan mass murder of Christians by Muslims is a case study in this .i d like to think the truth will ‘out’ but with the internet rapidly being restricted I’m not sure …


      • Not Gwent says:

        “Omission of key facts or views
        Restriction on contrary views”

        These are the most effective levers and are particularly apparent in XR coverage. The State broadcaster has taken a position.


        • Van Helsing says:

          We live in an era in which the news we’re fed by our mendacious media makes the Ems Dispatch look like a model of veracity and transparency.


      • G says:

        “Goebellesque” BBC News?


    • Thoughtful says:

      So the Muslims have a clash with the majority Buddhists (got to blame someone and it’s highly unlikely the peaceful Buddhists were the aggressors, so why would a ‘radicalised’ Muslim decide to attack Christians? It simply doesn’t make any sense.


      • lojolondon says:

        Because the good book says to attack anyone who is not Muslim, and punish them for ‘crimes against Islam’ and thus force them to become Muslim. This is the process….


    • vlad says:

      It’s always everyone else’s fault – except the actual muslim murderers.

      And the beeb are always all too happy to exonerate the murderers with bogus excuses.

      (Someone once looked at me funny so I became a terrorist.)


    • Dave S says:

      Remember the bodysnatched establishment is afraid. Afraid of everything now so it’s attempts to downplay this are quite in keeping. The more intelligent ones can read the runes and sense that their time is done and a different world is coming. Hence the uncritical adulation of the protesters in London and the remainers.
      The protesting young are doing the globalisers work for them not that they get it yet and the same goes for the remainers.
      We are in a pre revolutionary situation now just not the one the body snatched were expecting . I see it as the counter revolution where the old nation states re assert themselves along with the socially conservative elements that make up their majority populations.


  17. Thoughtful says:

    It seems that the luvvies are up in arms at having to pay any tax to support the insane ideas they seems to have, but this statement by equity the acting union really does prove they are living on a different planet to the rest of us:

    Instead of being celebrated for their contribution to the local culture and global reputation of the UK, these self-employed professionals are being pursued for National Insurance contributions, including paying for employers’ secondary contributions,’

    So their idea is that because they are actor luvvie darlings they shouldn’t be expected to pay their fair share ?


  18. fakenewswatcher says:

    Boats with migrants.
    What happens to these people?
    There seem to be many reports of arrivals; very little on what happens then? Have I been missing follow-up stories?
    Is there a system? Is there a policy? If there is, I’d like to know! BBC?
    Do they all quietly get to stay? Is anyone ever deported? If there are no deportations, and word gets out…
    This ‘migrants’ thing has become a wonderful convenient terminology. Implies they are legitimate and have gone through proper processes?
    The word ‘illegal’ seems to have vanished?
    Even the concept of IMmigrants, illegal or otherwise, seems to be shrouded in mist.
    This seems a little too convenient?


    • Loobyloo says:

      I think you know the answers.


    • G says:

      Let’s not forget that the Treasonous May signed the UN Global Compact in which she agreed that every effort would be made to facilitate and accommodate refugees. I guess the Border Force will be simply complying with UN law………..


  19. Loobyloo says:

    So, (to use a current trend..) some men having a bbq on the yorkshire moors at 7pm..anyone see anything strange about this story? Given the pics of the moors, it’s not exactly like a town park.


  20. Philip_2 says:

    Crisis at the BEEB! says Sunday Times Magazine! April 21st 2019.

    By a former BBC editorial Director executive (Roger Mosey) has admitted that the BBC is at risk of being ‘eaten’ (he was referring to strong competition from other broadcaster such as Netflix and Amazon). He writes as concern mounts on the admission that the corporation has lost over 880,000 TV license fee payers. Only a year ago 25.8 million fees driven largely by population growth. Now with youth deserting the BBC (those who will never actually pay for a TV license, the BBC is in trouble.

    TV license cancellations (amongst the under 75’s) rose from 860,192 in 2017-18 to 882,198 in March 2018. So its a compound increase with nobody wanting to pay for a TV license and Youths unable to pay (or won’t) pay for a TV License. However it’s much worse than that. BBC TV audience figures are falling drastically and the Radio figures are even worse.

    Loss of TV license fees equates to an annual loss of £880 million in lost revenue. Interestingly Mosley criticised “the dumbing-down of news and ‘the nonsense put on social media by the BBC”.

    There is also a big problem of BBC management COCK-UPS. When so called BBC*stars* are grossly over paid. On top of that the BBC has employed them as ‘private’ companies. When under HMRC payment guidelines almost ALL were immediately re-classified from self-employed ‘freelance’ to BBC ‘employees’ again. That little racket meant that they avoided paying NHI contributions and a lot less tax. They all worked exclusively for the BBC. The BBC has offered to pay HMRC two-thirds of ALL the income tax tax payable and has had to re-employee the same disgruntled journalists and presenters back again. A huge loss. Then three there was the Cliff Richard fiasco which they lost incidentally more money. BBC employees seem to have the word ‘journalist’ tagged onto their employment including DJ’s who are all ‘protected’ under the BBC until arrested or (re-arrested) over the years which further undermines the corporation. Jimmy Saville, of course avoided arrest. But if you ask ‘are they (all) worth it?’ the stock BBC answer is that ‘… they are forced to pay above the market to get the best talent!!! Wow!

    Reading through the Times Supplement feature (5 pages) its clear that the BBC is indeed in crisis. He quotes; The writing is on the wall. …Inside the BBC, there is nervousness about what the future holds. “There is an end-of-an-era feel to the place”, according to one well-known broadcaster, while another talks about” much sense of drift”.

    Mosey uses some stats to illustrate the unique problem the BBC faces and why James Purnell has chosen to upset BBC loyalists (those that pay the TV license are mostly over 60). The median age of viewers for BBC1 and BBC2 and ITV is more than 60 (according to Ofcom). Youth is becoming an obsession for the BBC

    BBC stats show that UK ‘Youths spend an average of 59 minutes on YouTube compared with just 3 minutes with BBC iPlayer. SOUNDS app is not yet functioning as a replacement for iPlayer. A Few top programs have gone TOP GEAR for example was an international money spinner, Dr Who is less followed by Strictly Come Dancing and Sport. The number of BBC nominations for current affairs is at an all time low. At this years BAFTA television awards there was only was one. Plus the BBC has failed (is failing) to engage a wider younger audience, despite millions diverted into it.

    If it fails to modernise its image its stuffed. If it fails to keep the over 65’s happy its stuffed. Either way, its Toast. The BBC is hoping its new international ‘subscription’ service with ITV has been launched but its ten years too late to compete with Apple Netflix or Amazon. He says.

    On the plus side its good to have an ex BBC editorial Director admitting that the BBC has lost the plot and cringes at BBC news websites loaded with ‘click-bait’ to find any audience for 35’s and then laments the BBC for not making something out of BREXIT. In a nutshell, end of an era for the BBC. What happens next I wonder?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Phillip – I used to write here using the term ‘failing BBC’ – thankfully it looks at though the inevitable is coming to pass and we can help it sink just a bit quicker .

      BBC successes are so few now that they are celebrated beyond their value – The hugely self indulgent metro ‘fleabag’ is an excellent example – as with police dramas like “Line of Duty “ and ‘Bodyguard ‘ which some might consider to be comedy .

      No wonder good intelligent people go off to online channels and avoid paying the TV tax . Unfortunately for the likes of me – it seems inevitable that the Licence will be ended and the BBC funded out of General Taxation – so that Avenue of protest will be closed .

      If the numbers are right – that the bbc says it loses £250 million from tax evasion but spends £100 million on recovery – then the case for licence abolition is strengthened .

      Don’t get me wrong – I want to see the BBC destroyed as I believe it evil and corrupt – I choose those words carefully and not just a rant . It is now an enemy to the British Way of Life – celebrating anything which isn’t of my way of life . An enemy .


    • Thoughtful says:

      What happens next is that either Labour is in power and supports the BBC by raising the licence fee andinvesting heavily in propaganda.


      The idle useless Tories get in and do absolutely nothing, because they are clueless save to the fact the BBC pensions deficit would fall to central government, and they don’t want that either.


  21. vlad says:

    I believe part of al beeb’s strategy of disinformation is to create in the sheeple’s minds a notion that there is somewhere out there a mysterious amorphous creature called ‘International Terrorism’.

    (It’s too complicated for your little brains to understand, just trust us, it’s out there. And it’s largely the creature of your wicked colonial history.)

    This means that whenever there is an islamic terrorist attack, they can put it down to ‘international terrorism’ and people will nod their heads knowingly. Ah yes, it’s them international terrorists what the beeb keep telling us about, terrible isn’t it?

    And learned journalists will scratch their heads asking why, and claiming ‘they want to divide us’; ‘we mustn’t give way to anger or hate, that’s what they want’ etc.
    (Actually it’s much simpler than that, they just want to kill Christians and Infidels, and spread their ideology worldwide, because that’s what their Leader and their scriptures tell them to do.)

    Of course very occasionally, an act of terrorism is committed by some crazed lone wolf and suddenly it’s not that vague amorphous malevolent entity any more. No, now it’s that even more malevolent entity called the Far-Right (think Hitler times 10), or White Supremacists (Ku Klux Klan x 10).

    And it’s never, ever, anything to do with islam.
    AskTreezer. Ask Obama. Ask Emir Khan.

    Confused? Excellent.



    • Rich says:


      An earlier post pointed out that the bBC is describing the bombers as, allegedly of course, “religious extremists”, a similarly convenient and cowardly catch-all as “international terrorism”.

      By deliberately failing to identify clearly the perpetrators of this terror the media degrades and dehumanises its victims, debasing the innocents so that they can eventually equate murdering Muslims with Christian cake-makers as they strive to enforce their cultural marxism globally.


  22. Zelazek says:

    Looking at it purely in terrorist terms, the Sri Lanka bombings have been a spectacularly successful operation. This leads to a worrying speculation. The attacks on Christian churches in Europe may now escalate and they could become the targets of coordinated groups of suicide bombers. We have seen how successful tactics have been copied before – the use of vehicles as weapons, for instance – and this latest terrorist spectacular must be giving jihadis everywhere ideas for future attacks on soft, vulnerable targets. This is where speculation and public discussion of the outrage, which the BBC seems to be studiously avoiding at the moment, may help to prepare us and save lives.


    • vlad says:

      A public debate on Islamic terrorism? It’s a crime even to think such a thing.


    • Banania says:

      “…a spectacularly successful operation.” Success in what? What has been achieved?


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Just figured out what XR stands for – I think it’s that there Extinction Rebellion thingy which is the flavour of the current month . Hope I’m right – it’s either that or a sort of Iphone ….


  24. scribblingscribe says:

    The BBC opening paragraph on their news website re Sri lanka bombings: “Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka’s leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about the group accused in Sunday’s bombings.”

    Nope BBC. There are warnings about Muslim bombings in just about every country on earth, that isnt going to stop the carnage.

    If no one belives the BBC protecting muslims and pointing the blame at the victims, then why do they do it?


  25. Rich says:

    Nice and simply put over on Conservative Woman.

    Firstly on the media in general,

    and then, the bBC itself,


  26. BRISSLES says:

    Having viewed the surrounding areas of the bombed buildings in Sri Lanka, – bombings aside, no amount of money would induce me to visit the place. The same goes for Kinshasa, Africa, as seen on the series The Widow.

    I appreciate that many who holiday in these places stay within the confines and security of their luxury hotels and I can understand why), but holidaying in places where I’ve seen cleaner dog kennels is not for me.


    • Fedup2 says:

      All those football stadia sponsored by ‘Emirates’ – not for me – holiday in a dirty Arab country ? You’re joking …


  27. Fedup2 says:

    The printed version of the BBC – The Guardian – produced a 5 paragraph ( 1000 word ) piece about ‘religious freedom ‘ . The word ‘god’ or ‘jesus’ Was not mentioned . If it was an A level essay it would get a ‘fail – muddled ‘ see me ….

    Because it fails to appreciate that the baddies want to get a full blown religious war going with the goodies . And if mosques are not attacked as a result of the’ Easter Worshipper ‘ slaughter then the latest version of ISIS will just attack and kill more Christians when the opportunity arises ….


  28. Foscari says:

    I just read the BBC’S main internet page news on the Sri Lankan
    “collateral damage.” It is basically saying that it has got nothing
    to do with Islam, and it is the fault of the Sri Lankan authorities.
    To be honest one wouldn’t expect anything better from the BBC.
    Can you imagine this lot at the BBC around between 1939-1945?
    Make up your own analogies


  29. JamesG says:

    I had a rather unpleasant experience a few hours ago. I was walking around my local area with one of those litter picking-up devices, and I’d just picked up a piece of litter when a thuggish-looking young man wearing a baseball cap and walking a dog shouted “f**k off” at the top of his voice from one end of the street to the other. It’s a fairly quiet area so it must have disturbed a lot of people. Presumably he’d just come out of the pub, but why do people think it’s okay to shout at people who are doing things like picking up litter? I bet that if I’d just been walking down the street without doing anything else he wouldn’t have shouted in the way he did. I know a lot of people these days think that swearing is somehow a “healthy” thing to do, because it helps them to let out their “frustrations”. I’m sorry, I don’t agree. It might help them, but it doesn’t help the people who are on the receiving end of it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      At least you didn’t engage this creature . Booze causes dehydration , dehydration causes the brain to act up and as a result you land up with the “baseball cap “ and his dog ….

      This applies to boys and girls equally .

      You might need to develop a strategy to choose a time to pick up litter . Early morning might be best . It’s a bit like the reality of city life where you routinely look out of your home before you open your front door . Best not to be ‘housed ‘ for the passing burglar …


  30. vlad says:

    One little ray of hope from the Sri Lankan ghastliness: the Archbishop of Colombo calls for the government to find those responsible and punish them mercilessly.
    What? A Christian leader with some guts? Make that man Pope.
    The current one would probably beg their forgiveness and wash their feet.


    • pugnazious says:

      Vlad….He’s not the only one to make a stand…

      ‘Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah denounced the “barbaric Islamist violence” behind the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka Sunday.

      Cardinal Sarah, whose native country the Republic of Guinea is 85 percent Muslim, has been critical of the naivete of many in the West who do not understand the danger of radical Islam.

      In an interview last month, the cardinal condemned the Church’s push for migration into Europe both because of the condition in which migrants find themselves and for the dilution of Christian culture, which opens itself to an Islamic invasion.

      “If Europe disappears, and with it the priceless values of the Old Continent, Islam will invade the world and we will completely change culture, anthropology, and moral vision,” he warned.’


  31. vlad says:

    Brigitte Gabriel on Sri Lanka.

    She has more balls than all our leaders put together. Which isn’t saying much.


  32. pugnazious says:

    The BBC’s leading headline….

    ‘Sri Lanka faces bomb warnings scrutiny’

    So why did the BBC’s flagship news programme and its finest journalists fail to ask about the intelligence warning in two interviews with Sri Lankan officials and competely failed to mention that the intelligence warning specifically named an Islamic group, the same group that is now being blamed for the attacks?

    Why is the BBC’s main narrative diverting attention away from the people and the beliefs that drove them, reporting instead on this intelligence failure?…where are the cries for this ‘evil ideology’ to be crushed, where are the calls for all those who talk about Chrisitianity and The West in negative terms and blame them for all the bad things that happen to Muslims to be hunted down, vilified, pilloried and turned out from decent society as they did after Christchurch to anyone who criticised Islam and immigration?

    Completely different narrative this time as 300 people lie dead and hundreds more injured as a result of Muslim terrorism.

    Some are claiming this is revenge for Christchurch…on the BBC’s logic that would make the BBC et al responsible for this attack as the BBC helped whip up a storm about ‘Islamophobia’, the ‘Far-Right’ and a narrative that fed the Jihadi belief that Islam is under attack by The West.

    In fact that BBC narrative has always been a problem….it has served to stoke Muslim anger in this country about Iraq and Afghanistan and about Prevent….it has inflamed tensions, division and driven the anti-Western anger in the Muslim community….the result being so many terror attacks in the UK itself.

    The vilification of anyone who dare raise a criticism of Islamic beliefs or immigration has been increasingly mainstreamed – anti-Christian, anti-white and anti-Western rhetoric has long passed the dinner table test, it’s a form of racism worn as a badge of honour @BBC.

    Today we grieve 😢 Tomorrow we must ask whose words fed the violence in #SriLankaChurch/HotelAttacks.

    Curious isn’t it that the very, very vocal campaigners on ‘racism’and ‘islamophobia’ are almost silent about Sri Lanka…..

    Warsi has a pro-forma response…

    Compare to her response post Christchurch…

    The same with the little Owen Jones who can barely bother…..this his sole mention of Sri Lanka…

    …before moving on to more important things like this childish idiocy ….

    How different again after Christchurch…

    And of course the de rigueur article in The Guardian…

    ‘Why we need to talk about the media’s role in far-right radicalisation’

    Been looking at various high-profile BBC journalist’s and presenter’s twitter feeds and absolutely nothing about Sri Lanka….just one example…here’s Nick Robinson’s latest tweet…

    300 people massacred and…..nothing.


    • vlad says:

      Should a man from the Jimmy Savile Corporation be alone with a young girl and a rather pleased expression on his face?


    • Dystopian says:

      If the biased BBC want us to listen to the voices of children, let’s start in Rotherham and Rochdale.


    • vesnadog says:


      Notice who’s nearest the camera.

      Shouldn’t it be the other way round?

      I mean, no decent sports photographer would have the goal scorer in the back ground with the goal keeper enlarged reet at front??


  33. vlad says:

    Sayeeda Warsi:
    “…we must ask whose words fed the violence in #NewZealandMosqueAttack”

    And perhaps: whose words led to the Sri Lanka attack?

    Oh, those of the Perfect Man.


  34. Celtic_Mist says:

    The Washington Post gives a clue as to why these atrocities are covered the way they are by the BBC and the rest of the media.

    “Although Christian minorities are targeted around the world, analysts say that the vast majority of terrorism victims globally are Muslims”

    Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Unambiguous message from the Washington Post: anyone who has any problems with the wholescale slaughter of Easter Worshippers Christians is by definition ‘Far Right’.


  35. vlad says:

    David Wood and the Apostate Prophet on Sri Lanka.

    It’s a bit chatty and discursive, but makes a few valid points…


  36. Halifax says:

    Right that’s it. I have had enough of empowered women on TV dramas enough of women newsreaders and certainly enough of women talking about sport !! I’m not even going to comment on women’s football…..The BBC ratings are plummeting so let them go subscription and openly say that they are appealing to Lesbian TV and hippy communities and stop demanding money off white male working class over 50’s who are their main income stream …’s like them asking me to fund a LGBTQI-“” club…..I don’t want to because I’d never use it , I really really can’t see the difference.


  37. Fedup2 says:

    Toady Watch

    The frankly weird PM mouthpiece – one Rory Stewart MP was interviewed by Humph . Stewart is obviously the type of politician who would sell your mother and then his own .

    A true example of why the Tories face a welcome oblivion at the hands of the majority . Humph helpfully did not mention the 17 million who voted for something which politicians have refused to deliver .

    I’m sure plenty of MP s have been scrambling to find a nice job once they are out of Parliament . .perhaps doing railway journeys or dance programmes …

    Funny isn’t it – people cared about the fire/arson at Notre Dame but if parliament burnt down it would be a blessing


  38. Roland Deschain says:

    There’s not much doubt who the BBC poster girl is at the moment. But whatever happened to the “only speak to scientists” rule?

    Has she ever been subjected to critical questioning?


    • Not Gwent says:

      “Has she ever been subjected to critical questioning?”

      I fear the wee lassie might be crushed by State broadcaster staff falling over themselves to pay homage.


    • Swelter says:

      Has she ever been subjected to critical questioning ?Of course not we have reached the ludicrous stage where people really think that children have some sort of inner wisdom. All this child is is a programmed droid . A kind of Joan of Arc for the Greens. She looks to me like he sort of kid who would denounce you at the Salem witch trials. Before you could say” firelighter” her adherents would be piling the faggots under you and calling for a torch.


    • john in cheshire says:

      This story is a fine example of the insanity of those in the MSM; treating the immature ramblings of children as not only newsworthy but important.

      I think the old Victorian saying that children should be seen and not heard, and preferably also not seen, is as relevant today as it was back in those years.


    • Celtic_Mist says:

      I listened to the interview and Robinson did point out the UK’s record of CO2 reduction and that some say she should go China with her message. However, the most revealing thing was that apparently the child is “on the spectrum”, autistic maybe, but either way can only understand information in ‘black and white’. Hence she can’t comprehend the nuances of the debate where, as she sees it, we have a hundred percent sustainability or we haven’t.

      Should the Extinction Rebellion (and the BBC) be using a child that is perhaps technically hadicapped to spread their extreme views on Climate Change? By extreme view I mean that they are obviously using the very worst case senario from the IPCC report RCP8.5 –


  39. Dystopian says:

    The stark contrast between Julia Hartley Brewer’s Talk Radio show this morning and anything on the BBC is astounding.
    This is despite one of them being sponsored by The Times and the other being publicly funded (by force, of course) and supposedly unbiased and impartial.
    Julia was highlighting the fact that, at least for the first 24 hours after the Sri Lanka massacre , you would have struggled to have found the word “Christian” or “Islamist” used in any of the reporting. She pointed out that it was not until the 9th paragraph of the report in the Telegraph that it was mentioned.
    It was all going so well until her idiotic virtue signalling co host started spewing his rhetoric that Islam is an “amazing theology like all other religions blah blah blah”…
    The point is though, why is our publicly funded state broadcaster working against the interests of Christians in what is essentially a Christian country.
    Have they been infiltrated to such an extent or are they just in the pockets of the Saudi regime, or both?
    The BBC are not just biased, they are traitors. They need to be investigated, tried for treason and abolished.


    • G says:

      “The BBC are not just biased, they are traitors.” Along with all the rest avidly adopting and pursuing the Cultural Marxist philosopy. Essentially, a branch of Communism. The more you look at the nonsense we have to live with daily, the more you realise that CM is at the root of all this divide and fragment effort to make each and every one of us a ‘victim’. The BBC are ‘Cheerleaders’ for the Cultural Marxist cause.


  40. Fedup2 says:

    Toady 2
    The BBC eagerly looks away from The Mass murder of Christians by Muslims and has the lead interview ( 0810) of a beeboid paying homage to a Swedish 16 year old school girl .

    I think Robinson is in love . It’s lucky the child is 16 and not younger otherwise ‘some might say’ he has a touch of the paedo about him .

    The BBC had found their own version of the OCD creature ( the Latin democrat politician ) that the MSN in America love so much …


  41. Not Gwent says:

    Jumping in

    I see the State broadcaster is flagging up the cost of policing the last Trump visit. The same article shows a smiling Obama enjoying a slap up meal with our Queen. Yet somehow Obama’s bill was undisclosed. I expect it wasn’t anything to do with bias. Surely not as POTUS is POTUS regardless of who currently holds office.


  42. Doublethinker says:

    I try to stay optimistic , it’s tough but I try. One tiny green shoot I have noticed is that in the USA is that firebrand democrats like AOC , Crazy Bernie Sanders ( as old and daft as Corbyn) and that awful Muslim woman are frightening the Global capitalists . These Globalists are the ones who fund the Dems and the Never Trump Republicans . The extreme leftism Of AOC and Sanders and the extreme Islam of the other one ( forgotten the fanatics name) are making the Globalists realise that things could easily get out of control and seriously impact their wealth. This split between the unholy alliance of the left and the Global capitalists is necessary if Globalisation and Islamification are to be tamed and reversed. If the split can be widened then we will see the stranglehold of the left on the MSM weaken as its Globalist owners start to back less extreme politics. Of course the Dems will try and curb the firebrands but the fire is raging and AOC despite being dumb is good at whipping up a crowd into a lather of ‘‘wokeness’ . We should wish her well because she can’t possibly win , the money of the Globalists will see to that, but she can break up the unholy alliance unwittingly.


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Toady 3
    I heard part of an interview in which the interviewee said “ there are some terrible things happening in our society at the moment – the rise of the Right Wing…”

    Then I turned it off – which I regret . Apparently now – it’s not ok to be anything other than Far Left or Liberal .
    They don’t even use the amorphous term “Far Right” any more …


    • JimS says:

      The ‘rise of the right-wing/far-right’ always makes me think of this:

      The dead bodies of Nazi Stormtoopers rising from their graves!
      Really it is just people that they don’t agree with exercising their democratic right to have their say for a change, rather than remaining as ‘the silenced majority’.
      The fact that ‘the rise of the right-wing/far-right’ always brings about calls for them to be ‘smashed’ or otherwise eliminated belies all the calls for ‘diversity’, ‘tolerance’, ‘inclusivity’ and ‘hope not hate’ of the ‘progressives’.


  44. Non Snowflake says:

    Happy St George’s Day.

    But don’t tell the bBBC.


  45. Vonbedda says:

    Only today I have heard JIHADI & SYRIAN & IS in the same story revolving around the SRI LANKA bombings of Christian churches & hotels within the region, this was on TALKRADIO with JHB – however, it was not said on the station by a TALKRADIO rep but a record clip played by the station.

    Supposedly there has been a lack of anyone admitting to these horrific acts.

    like the JIHADI’s are realising they can move freer if they don’t take credit for their act’s – as the Western world media will protect them from persecution & any wrong doing on the JIHADI’s part – we all know the BBC will be flying the flag.


  46. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Lyra McKee killing: ‘New IRA’ admits responsibility””

    “”Ms McKee was standing near a police 4×4 vehicle when she was shot after a masked gunman fired towards police and onlookers.””

    See how the BBC use their own pro-republican views to manipulate the news?

    1. IRA were shooting at Police vehicle. That’s ok.

    2. Minimise murder by blaming Police presence.


    • Vonbedda says:

      I heard that this morning and it shocked me to the core – they’ve taken responsibility and apologiesed but its okay because there target was the POLICE.

      Amazes me at the brute honesty of the people at times.


  47. Swelter says:

    When the climate change lobby have to resort to the wittering’s of an Autistic girl I am not sure whether to laugh or cry . On the one hand they are having to rely on emotions rather than facts or reality. Or we have reached such a nadir that the truth doesn’t matter any more. After Attenborough’s latest propaganda piece I rather suspect the later.


    • Old Goat says:

      “She is not the new Messiah, she is a very naughty girl…”


    • Guest Who says:

      She has Aspergers.

      The list of conditions is eye opening.

      That such a person is placed by her parents in such a position and indulged by complicit media in a position of leadership is a disgrace.

      Already I see ‘calls for’ her to be ‘protected’ by a wall of ‘advisers’, doubtless ‘elected’ by a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ of ‘ordinary people’.

      That the bbc is playing along with this would be funny if not dangerous.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I wonder if she ll survive the ‘self ‘imposed pressure until the end of the Year ? Smell of child abuse about this if she is mentally disturbed .

        However – apparently UK hasn’t burnt coal for electricity for over 90 hours – a record . Meanwhile China is building as many coal stations as it can – maybe the kid can get on the train and go to China to tell them how to live …


      • Beltane says:

        I rather suspect that she ‘has Aspergers’ because Aspergers is such a fashionable thing to have, like Louis Vuiton handbags once were.


  48. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Sri Lanka attacks: What led to carnage?””

    “”It’s important to remember that so far no group has admitted carrying out the Easter Sunday bombings – and the manner in which NTJ (Muslim Terrorists) was identified was circuitous. “” (Brackets mine).

    “”If the suicide bombers were local Sri Lankan Muslims, as stated by the government, then it is a colossal failure by the intelligence agencies.””

    Sums up the BBC’s ‘Divert-From-Islam’ strategy.


    • Guest Who says:

      Neatly complemented by the bbc’s Variable National Pride Strategy in rare mention of St. George’s Day.


      BBC Hereford & Worcester

      It’s St George’s Day – are you proud to be waving your St George’s cross today or does the whole event leave you feeling embarrassed?




  49. scribblingscribe says:

    The BBC explains everything regarding Sri Lanka’s atrocities.

    Muslims were not necessarily responsible.

    If they were then it was not their fault.

    The only victims of attacks in Sri Lanka are Muslims.

    Thoughtfully, the BBC interviewed Muslim ‘leaders’ who totally agree with the BBC.

    Obviously, Christians weren’t worth listening to.


    • Excartographer says:

      SS, very spooky, just had the identical conversation with my wife, effectively your post word for word, I do wonder sometimes why I read their “reports” as they anger me so much


    • NameNotNumber says:

      Am I understanding this correctly, Christianity, as an ‘expression of white western privilege’ and along with an associated baggage of ‘post-colonial guilt’ is responsible for both the Christchurch massacre of Muslims and the Sri Lankan slaughter of Christians?

      ‘All they kept saying was ‘Catch-22, Catch-22.’ What does it mean, Catch-22? What is Catch-22?”
      “Didn’t they show it to you?” Yossarian demanded, stamping about in anger and distress. “Didn’t you even make them read it?”
      “They don’t have to show us Catch-22,” the old woman answered. “The law says they don’t have to.”
      “What law says they don’t have to?”
      Joseph Heller