561 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 1 May 2019

  1. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Did I make it? Only time will tell.


  2. NicG says:

    Hello? Is this what its like to be first?


  3. petebogtrott says:

    First,at last. Mrs May is a dead woman walking. Can’t wait until friday for the local results to come in.


  4. taffman says:

    A quick wander over to Al Beeb’s ‘Political’ webpage will see the commencement of their vilification of UKIP.
    Expect more to come before we get out of the EU.


    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      It does seem that the establishment fully supported by the beeb are going full steam in order to stop Ukip gaining any ground. Which if you think about is more than a little odd seeing as they have been authoritatively been telling us for the past three years that it Ukip is dead.
      All the more reason to vote Ukip. They know it presents the biggest threat to their corrupt order. The Farage flash in the pan party may burn more brightly for a short while but people with political nous should realize the value of a having a party that’s in it for the long term.
      On the topic of Mrs May it does strike me that she has been ‘gone by the end of the week’ for far too long. I think the safest thing to do rather than to get peoples hopes up is to accept that she will be leading the Conservative party at least for infinity, maybe longer.
      They don’t seem able to agree on a replacement even when it is obvious that Boris, despite failings, is, at least, the best looking horse in the glue factory. The Tory party can’t even recognize what is best for its own interest let alone for the country.


      • StewGreen says:

        New video sums up the Sargon saga , and the cafe that taxes men, but not women


        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Thanks Stew. Daisy is an excellent blogger. She deserves a bigger audience.


        • john in cheshire says:

          I’d vote for Carl Benjamin.

          I’ll be voting for Tommy Robinson.

          I’ve advised all my relatives of voting age not to vote for LibLabConGreen. I’m not trying to tell them who to vote for, just who I think they should avoid.


      • Oaknash says:

        I think you are right Yassar. The Tories are too cowardly or too greedy to get rid of this tin eared autocrat. As for Theresa she is just doing her globalist masters bidding and just like Rome not being made in a day, destroying what was once a respected democracy takes a little time and fortitude. Fortunately for her she has lots of amoral, deceitful and hypocritical little imps (like Gove and the BBC) who will try and whitewash whatever sell out she thinks she can get away with inflicting on us.


        • john in cheshire says:

          Those who control Dancing Terry must have identified her as a snake, years ago. You don’t just happen to do what she’s done either by accident or by expediency of current circumstances; she has a depraved spirit and somehow her controllers have recognised that at an early age.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Good point, Yasser.

        For ‘the Locals’ on Thursday, UKIP (and any Indies and fringe parties eg Money Reform Party) are the only game in town.

        The BBC know that a massive vote for ABCLLD – that’s ‘anyone but Conservative, Labour and LibDem’ will effectively be a vote against the anti-Brexiteers in Parliament, including ChUK.

        UKIP are the big threat tomorrow. On 22 May, there will be ChUK to vote for and also the Brexit Party. I hope we get there and get to vote in the EUros. If it becomes likely the BBC will have to dilute their attacks by tackling both UKIP and the Brexit Party while promoting ChUK and its TIGgers.

        Drain the swamp as DJT & Fed would say – get ready to vote tomorrow, everyone. Don’t give up and just stay home. Spread the word – we need to vote to save the UK and its democracy.


    • martianonlooker says:

      Someone posted Gerald Batten’s grilling on the Daily Politics. I don’t usually watch BBC news and current affairs but that one half hour clip alone, was justification for breaking up the BBC and abolishing the TV licence fee. Coburn is appalling as a political interviewer. The Beeboids really do live in their own little bubble.


      • Old Goat says:



        • martianonlooker says:

          Ta, O.G. I am sticking to the excuse that it was early and my brain wasn’t fully awake. I’m a snowflake and need a raft of excuses.


    • martianonlooker says:

      Someone posted Gerald Batten’s grilling on the Daily Politics. I don’t usually watch BBC news and current affairs but that one half hour clip alone, was justification for breaking up the BBC and abolishing the TV licence fee. Coburn is appalling as a political interviewer. The Beeboids really do live in their own little bubble.


  5. jip says:

    At last a sentence in a BBC article I approve of…

    “And for the first time that anyone can remember there are a handful of instances of candidates being punched.”

    The establishment has destroyed representation of the people, they have removed trial by jury, they are destroying freedom of speech, they are trying to hand the county to a corporate superstate, they permit child rape and jail complainants… they are in power based on manifestos of lies and deceit.

    Parliament is filled to the rafters with filthy lairs and traitors in they have broken the “magna carta” peace treaty by enacting laws with no mandate to subjugate the British people for pocket change to foreign powers… their laws no longer apply, what do these snake filthy traitors expect?


    Pat Condell outlines it perfectly…


    • StewGreen says:

      There’s a TR Reddit


    • Guest Who says:

      Was browsing the ‘independents’ manifestos in our coming local government elections.

      Almost every one appears to be an XR zealot.

      Looks like a spoiled vote.


    • NCBBC says:

      As I’ve stated before – the EU threatens our political independence. Islam threatens our very existential core. The only party that even begins to attempt negate these threats is UKIP. BREXIT party is a red herring.

      It is useful to look at Pres Trump in the USA. He has been thwarted at every step. I hope and pray that UKIP is elected with an overwhelming majority. Else, the globalist traitors will do everything in their power, political and judicial and extra-legal , to block UKIP at every turn, with help from the EU. Thankfully, they wont have the support of America as Obama or H Clinton are not in power.

      As for the local election – UKIP or Brexit party are not running in my area. My constituency is Labour in the generals, and Libs/Labour in the locals. Too, it is strongly pro-Brexit. I intend to vote in a manner that causes as much discomfort for the two main parties that have been responsible for this mess.


  6. StewGreen says:

    Lewisham Live event : #1984at70
    – 4th George @Orwell_Society Studies Symposium at Goldsmiths,
    Univ of London Thursday 9th May 10 to 5 p.m.


  7. Nibor says:

    I think the conservatives are saying that they expect a drubbing at the ballot box
    1) to entice Tory voters to get out and vote to stop Labour
    2) after the elections it will be we didn’t do too bad after all , the electorate are more interested in ,,,,, than Brexit etc .
    Basically there looking for a reversal to the general election of 2017 .
    Another aside , it seems easier to bring in people from outside the EU than it does goods .


    • StewGreen says:

      I think that things are more full colour complex and deeper
      than the first shallow black n white impression

      Yes we know loads of righties joined Labour to get useless Corbyn as leader
      … but I bet the Tories have been infiltrated by fake Tories who make sabotage
      .. It’s apparent that civil servants have been infiltrated so Tory policies like Universal Credit do worse than otherwise
      .. probably same in the Immigration dept.
      How many of these government screwups are actually sabotage ?
      Like deport an innocent immigrant and then phone the guardian so they cover the story etc.


  8. StewGreen says:

    Johnny Mercer MP, Miliband and Soros
    “George Soros and others are advising the UK Military on collaboration with EU armed forces”



  9. Eddy Booth says:

    Anyone able and going to vote for Tommy in the Euro’s?
    Big shout out to the BBC,
    because now everyone will know who
    Stephen Yaxley-Lennon is on the ballot paper!

    Registration to vote ends 6th May….. Get registered. Vote Tommy


  10. StewGreen says:

    Remember UKIp mas 3 year old legal tweet is news
    £8bn fraud isn’t


  11. Panda says:

    Do the beeb ever fail to ask Batten about their bogeyman, Robinson?
    But i wonder why no one ever asks Corbyn /Mc Donnell about their hero Maduro and if socialism in Venezuela is still ‘a better way of doing things’?


  12. Fedup2 says:


    The BBC has decided it likes the emperor of Japan .
    Our Justin did an effusive interview with some brown noser who did Oxford with the new Emperor .

    As our Justin declared himself a fan I was wondering why the Enola Gay didn’t drop the Big One on the Emperors ‘palace in Tokyo because of the horrors the dirty Japs did in the 1930s and 1940s.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Toady 2

      Turretes Robinson has a nasty shouting interrogation of someone from UKIP who was stupid enough to go on the BBC . Gerard Batter apparently refuses to appear – wise man .

      Why bother talking to the Far Left pro Islam BBC . Really cannot see the advantage for anyone who is not a snowflake .

      I’m surprised that Robinson , who I believe is Jewish , is so enthusiastic for the evil Islam – but I suppose he wants his BBC pension …

      As an aside I had a quick wiki on Robinson – apparently the late Brian Redhead gave Robinson a copy of ‘arguments for socialism ‘ by Tony Benn as a birthday present . That explains a lot .

      I read that book as a kid and it confirmed my belief in Right Wing personal responsibility politics as opposed to State Dependency .


      • fakenewswatcher says:

        Agnew, the poor man was, but he did -right at the end- get in a good point about the approach to A50, which -needless to say- Robinson wasn’t interested in following up.
        No, Robinson was arrogant and aggressive, and had only one objective in mind — to paint UKIP as Islamophobes.
        Is there a point in sending anyone to R4 for an interview? Probably not. I would demand of the station the precondition, made clear to listeners, is a conventional Q&A session, not a one-sided abuse session to virtue signal about Islam. Perhaps that there be only a focus on Brexit, given that any discussion about Islam will remain unproductive? Then someone really assertive needs to be sent in, who will shout back at Robinson, if needed.


        • fakenewswatcher says:

          I should add that I support Gerard’s stance, as far as his own person is concerned. I feel he knows what he is doing.
          As for Nigel, I’m OK with him, even though I would support UKIP and not the hyped-up ‘Brexit Party’, if I had to pick. Much of the hype comes from the likes of R4, and is designed to split Brexiteers and demonize UKIP.


  13. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 from yesterday – the Contaminated Blood Scandal.

    I criticised Rupert Wingfield-Hayes yesterday for a really shoddy piece of reporting from Japan in TOADY. I was shocked to receive the same from Andrew Bonford in TWatO, reporting from this important enquiry. He merely repeated back to Sarah her lead-in question and then, like RW-H, ummhd, errd and repeated himself and waffled away for no benefit for the listener.

    Now I accept that there can be external things going on with a piece to microphone that we cannot appreciate on radio. Also that anyone can have a bad day. However, I have stood next to broadcast journalists doing a piece to mic – even in quite tricky circumstances – and experienced ones, like the two in question, are normally unfazed by things around them and totally geared to getting info to the listener or viewer.

    These ‘bad days’ seem to be happening with increasing regularity to a wide range of Editors, Presenters, Correspondents and journalists at the BBC. Value for money for the £billions of Licence Fee?

    No. Definitely not.

    What a pleasure, in contrast, to listen to the Venezuela Correspondent (sorry, forgotten the name) on R4 this morning who was not only right on the mark and informative but also obviously had a great command of Latin American Spanish and beautifully pronounced the names of Maduro and Guido in English but with the local accent.


  14. Cassandra says:

    We’re such a lovely diverse country and we all get on so well with each other. But this Utopia did not occur on it’s own, we needed heroes who have led the way, to the point where we all now live in true multicultural harmony. And to illustrate this, here’s a story from fifty years ago about a heroic bus driver from Wolverhampton…

    “The turban-wearing British bus driver who changed the law”

    Sadly the BBC have as yet not reported on this incident in Birmingham that occurred at the weekend…
    “Sikh activists chanting ‘ban the police’ surround cops and force them to abandon recruitment stall in park as tensions flare in Birmingham.”
    West Midlands Police were eventually forced to leave the park after being faced down by the Sikh activists who chanted “no justice, no peace, ban the police,
    “They could also be heard saying: “Pack your stall and go”.
    “One officer finally relented and told the crowd: “Give us ten minutes or so…we will pack up”.

    But let’s not dwell on something as sordid and distasteful as reporting the facts, after all this is the BBC. Why look, here’s a story about a heroic black polar explorer from africa to fill our hearts with glee.



    Now if only more young african youths would follow this chap’s example and run away from their villages and travel to, I don’t know, how about Europe for example?


    • JimS says:

      So the first Sikhs were happy to integrate and told the BBC’s hero that he shouldn’t wear a turban?

      And now it is wonderful because wearing a turban is ‘what a Sikh is’! But isn’t wearing a ‘bearskin’ ‘what a guardsman is’? The clue is in the word uniform, all of a single form.

      In the BBC’s world it is to be encouraged to wear a divisive turban or hijab that singles out the wearer as part of a cult but offensive to wear a MAGA cap, that is inclusive of all that want the best for all Americans. Weird.


  15. Not Gwent says:

    Just a thought.

    Are Extinction Climate aiming to be the new EC/EU and have our elected representatives do there bidding for them?

    Fanciful I know though the willingness of Cardiff and Edinburgh politicians to dance to XR’s tune “Climate Emergency/ War footing” gave pause for thought.


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Toady 3

    I think I’ve discovered a new version of Hell . Tourette’s Robinson on one side of me and the shouty Corbyn babe Rebecca Wrong Daily MP & dimwit on the other side going on and on for eternity . Off switch ,

    I’ll be better Lord – please no Hell


    • Zelazek says:

      Rebecca’s determination not to answer a straight question was exasperating to both interviewer and listener.
      Why do politicians believe that weaknesses in their arguments or potential problems with their policies can never be honestly acknowledged? It doesn’t mean that a particular policy might not still be the best available. They seem to think that utopian visions are the only things that we will buy.


    • The Sage says:

      Dimwit. You’re nailed it. I’ve seen her interviewed many times on TV and can see how utterly dim and Mancunian monotone this woman seems to be and only able to spout the party line. Over-promoted or what?


  17. Guest Who says:

    Amol seems chipper.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m sure the profit comes from BBC subscriptions


    • Beltane says:

      The Guardian in ‘profit’? Surely more copies have to be sold for a profit to register. All those thousands given away to Labour HQ, Transport House, W1A and Salford don’t count.
      And what, in spite of Brexit?


      • RobRoy says:

        Profit!!!! The dirty, rotten capitalists! How dare they make a profit.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Donations …
      Maybe extremist newspapers should have to declare the donors names just like other political parties ?


    • vesnadog says:

      “Amol seems chipper.”

      Why not; he’s got a job for life.

      Or he’ll sue.


    • john in cheshire says:

      No doubt it’s due to creative accounting. Ask Carillion, I’ll bet they know how to do it.
      If course, as with all deceits, the truth eventually will out.


  18. Rich says:


    The tweet in response from David G Smith is absolutely class.


    • TrueToo says:


      Yes, hard-hitting tweet from David G Smith, as you said.

      I had to click on Show more replies and then Show additional replies, including those that may contain offensive content to get to it.

      It appears the honourable Mr. Smith is not a fan of the Guardian.


      • Guest Who says:

        David is ‘pithy’ and to the point.

        Meanwhile, a small insight to Amol’s awesome BBC facility with sums that arrived as his cheerleading post.

        So that’s around £24.2M loss still. But ‘unique funding’ means you don’t view reality like others do.


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      99% of the replies are class.


  19. StewGreen says:

    8:03am BBC Radio Humberside News
    “There’s a big renewables conference in Hull today …blah blah”
    … “and speaking of green energy these people are thinking of doing their bit at home” … cuts to vox pop
    …that first bit is news-y
    the second bit is pure ADVERT for green biz/politics

    …The 9am news did not feature that second bit
    it shouldn’t have been in the 8am news


  20. Guest Who says:

    The Today Programme

    When asked why he believes Christians don’t need to condemn atrocities committed in the name of Christianity, but Muslims do for Islam, UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew said: “We as Christians adhere to the law.”


    Mishal good another tally running?


  21. Foscari says:

    I have just been lucky enough to see Stormzy on Breakfast TV
    on the BBC. He was introduced like a latter day Mozart , Beethoven
    or Richard Rogers was appearing in front of us . I thought the
    presenters were going to, or did have an orgasm when
    introducing him.
    You see Stormzy is going to headline Glastonbury where I expect
    half of our license fee goes . Because for the BBC it is their major
    outside broadcast of every year.
    Now before you call me an out of date old fuddy duddy. I can go
    and see a Bruckner Symphony one day and go to a Pop
    concert the next. The Queen concert at Wembley was one of
    the greatest musical experiences I have had in my life. I just
    think that rapping is the modern version of the King’s New Clothes.
    I was driving back to my apartment in Portugal a couple of
    years ago with three of my grand-children who were listening to
    rap probably Stormzy. I said that we will be home in four minutes
    in that time poppa will make up a rap as good as anything you
    are listening to.
    And here is the jist of my rap which took me TWO minutes to think
    up. By the way the kids and their mother all wet themselves after
    laughing at my rap. ” I am a geezer named Reezer I have a bitch
    Lisa . She has a diseaser, so I put her in the freezer etc etc.
    I know that “artists” such as Stormzy have won hundreds of
    awards for GRIME and other music. But for me whatever the
    BBC says ,its a load of bollocks !


    • TrueToo says:


      Rap music? I laughed at your version.

      I suppose rap lyrics can be clever and catchy at times, but the monotone is dire and ‘gangsta’ rap is beyond the pale.

      The great Pat Boone has castigated the degradation of much modern music.


    • Englands Dreaming says:

      British rap when it tries to do the US gangstar stuff just looks and sounds pathetic, Stormzy is a prime example of this third rate cRap.

      Of course Stormz a big fan of the liebour party, so the Beeb no doubt think he is the bees knees and can forgive him his homophobic tweets and Christian faith.


    • vesnadog says:


      I suppose the lyrics are not much different than the lyrics of the songs (laugh) by that US pop star (laugh) who was on when the Manchester bomb went off.

      Its quite shocking really, bearing in mind thousands of UK parents not only accompany their 6-15 yr old daughters to these promiscuous concerts they also admit to reporters that many sing the same sexy lyrics with their daughters.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Well, I have just listened to some Welsh plonker on the Gt British Menu having an orgasm at the Stereophonics having a hit with Sunny Afternoon !!!!!

        I thought, ‘hang on’, there was not a mention of the originators of this song – the Kinks who wrote and recorded it 30 years earlier !! and to add insult to injury the Stereophonics even attempted to imitate the same sound as the Kinks !

        I’m old school, and believe that a song is rarely bettered other than the original artiste.


    • Van Helsing says:

      Stormzy? Surely you mean Stormzy, real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Yaxley-Lennon and bar, don’t you?


  22. TrueToo says:

    Had to chuckle at this:

    CNN, BBC taken off the air by Venezuelan government.

    These socialists are so dumb they don’t even know who their friends are.


  23. Foscari says:

    Should Jo Coburn be allowed to present Politics Today when
    you can tell by her facial expressions and her general demeanour
    that she despises anybody who hasn’t the same liberal bigotry
    that she expouses?


    • TrueToo says:


      I don’t think the BBC itself should be allowed to present Politics Today or any other day.


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      She has a permanent look as if someone has farted.


      • G.W.F. says:

        I once came across a Dutch description of her face which referred to someone who is a vinegar pisser.


      • RobRoy says:

        Not one of mine – she’d be flat on her back :0)


  24. Rich says:

    Sorry True, I should have tried to link to it, it shows straight away for me.

    I know some people here get cheesed-off when too many, often seemingly irrelevant Tweets are posted but when you click on them and read some of the replies there really is some comedy-gold there,as well as some interesting further links. It’s up to you if you read them or not isn’t it.

    On the flipside though, I have also never read so much unadulterated nonsense from a seemingly endless stream of vindictive and delusional left-wingers. It really has surprised and also angered me as I’ve realised just how stupid, dishonest and ignorant so many of those against Brexit and therefore democracy really are.

    As Mr Smith put it, ” rather like the parasitical BBC”.

    Ps, Don’t know why this is down here I was replying to an earlier post from True Too


  25. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On Friday, when we know how the local elections are going and a Tory massacre looks likely, will we get to see May appearing, as she did the last time she lost loads of Tories their jobs and made a balls up of her majority in Cessminster, and apologising for the debacle.
    Will she be coming out with the usual, as Cameron and others say “I (we) get it”
    and then change nothing.

    Then, after the EU elections when the Tories are reduced to a handful of MEP’s will she be coming out again to apologise for the debacle, saying “I (we) hear you”
    and then change nothing.

    She will go down in history as the pm who destroyed the Conservative Party. (Unless our history is written in Arabic in the not too distant future)

    Labour shouldn’t be too smug either with 60% of labour held constituencies voting majority leave.

    On the politics live yesterday.
    How cool was Gerrard Batten during the jo Corbyn haranguing, helped by Lisa nandy.
    Even the token leaver on the panel was a bit indifferent towards him.
    He was a perfect gentleman and shot down all that the virtue signallers were throwing at him.


  26. TrueToo says:

    Rich, that is odd if you clicked on ‘Reply’ under my comment yet ended up here as a separate comment.

    I agree with you re Twitter comments. It’s a pity the good ones get interfered with by the clamoring lefty mob.

    Could be Twitter shoved Mr. Smith further down the page because of his language? Dunno, I’m not that familiar with how Twitter works.


    Same thing just happened to me: my reply to you ended up as a separate comment, rather than indented under yours.


  27. digg says:

    For a while I thought it was April 1st not May 1st today…

    Whilst driving this morning I caught a conversation with a young tech guy on Radio 4 who was arguing the case for non-hetero-normative electrical fittings.

    He apparently views the standard “dominent male” plug and “submissive female” socket setup used pretty much around the World as discriminatory, supporting only the male missionary position while assembling same and being gender biased.

    I think he was suggesting that we should have a choice based on our real or adopted gender.

    So coming soon, sockets with live 240 volt protruding pins….

    I think he referred to it as “Queer” technology….

    I suspect that, if adopted this may have an impact on the expected lifespan of people who think it’s a great idea, not to mention their cats, dogs, hamsters etc.

    ….or maybe I’m actually still asleep and just dreaming?


    • Jeff says:

      I’m assuming that your post was a humorous wind up. If it was, well done!
      On the other hand, in this lunatic asylum formerly known as Great Britain, almost anything is possible. And you were listening to Radio 4, which these days is just audio Guardian…
      The Beeb are now the voice of the hysterical left. We saw that in their entirely sympathetic coverage of the climate change tantrum that clogged the arteries of London for a couple of weeks. We see it every day with their infatuation with Islam and the EU.
      If you took the Beeb seriously you’d think the entire nation was fretting about the climate, remaining in the EU and worrying themselves sick over transgender plugs.
      Really awful news (terrorism, stabbings, grooming gangs) they’ll try to ignore.
      Take my advice and give Radio 4 a wide berth…
      Classic FM.


  28. Dover Sentry says:

    “”Corbyn’s Gushing Praise For Deeply Offensive Anti-Semitic Book””

    “”Jeremy Corbyn is engulfed in another personal anti-Semitism storm after Danny Finkelstein uncovered yet another instance of Corbyn endorsing clearly anti-Semitic material. In 2011 Corbyn authored the foreword of a new edition of a 1902 book by John Hobson, Imperialism: A Study. A book Corbyn describes as a “great tome”…””

    Book quote:

    “a small group of international financiers, chiefly German in origin and Jewish in race… The rich and powerful liquor trade… is entirely in the hands of Jews… the stock exchange is needless to say, mostly Jewish… the press of Johannesburg is chiefly their property… we are fighting in order to place a small international oligarchy of mine owners and speculators in power at Pretoria.”


    (Not Reported By Left/BBC).


  29. Thoughtful says:

    Really surprised no ones has posted this yet.

    In an interview this morning on the Today program Labour posh girl representing the brain dead zombies in Salford was banging on about some faked ‘climate emergency’ which of course doesn’t exist. It was the usual gentle interview the BBC does with left leaning loons it agrees with, a million miles from how they interview people like Nigel Farage, but in passing Davies made mention of a preface written by Jeremy Corbyn to a vicious anti semitic book which argued that banks and newspapers were controlled by Jews, calling it a ‘great tome’.

    Long Bailey took the anti Semitism evidence so lightly she actually found it funny and was laughing during questioning.


    Other Labour MPs have refused to defend him and advised others to do the same, but where is the additional reporting from the BBC about this new revelation of anti semitism?


    • JamesArthur says:

      Long-Bailey used to be my MP until I moved recently – she was useless and never did reply to my emails. I agree she does sound rather empty headed, but that hasn’t stopped others becoming MPs.

      On the bright side I have had my complaint about a FOI request (the BBC rejected) accepted by the ICO for further investigation 🙂


  30. StewGreen says:

    Orwellian : Cambridge Uni fires another academic for #thoughtcrime of “pseudoscientific racism”
    Noah Carl
    The Times \\ Dr Carl has said he championed free speech and that there was a belief that scholars exploring “taboo topics” such as race, genes and IQ should be held to higher standards of evidence or censored because of the harm it may cause if their findings became known.

    In a statement, the college said that his work
    “demonstrated poor scholarship, promoted extreme right-wing views and incited racial and religious hatred”. It added that concerns had been raised about his activities which linked him to far-right extremists. //

    There is a different take over at Quillette
    \\ Much of Dr Carl’s research focuses on how intelligence and other psychological characteristics affect beliefs and attitudes.
    Papers include:
    Papers include:
    – Leave and Remain voters’ knowledge of the EU
    – Cognitive Ability and Political Beliefs in US
    – Verbal Intelligence is correlated with socially and economically liberal beliefs
    Which of these, or any of Dr Carl’s other papers, contain “vital errors in data-analysis”? We’re not told. Nevertheless, on the strength of these allegations alone, with no supporting evidence provided, the letter’s authors have invited people to sign the petition—and hundreds have.
    ..Dr Carl’s crime is that he has defended intelligence researchers who’ve written about the taboo topics of race, genes and IQ and argued that stifling debate in these areas is likely to cause more harm than allowing them to be freely discussed by academics.
    .. In 21017 he spoke at London Conference of Intelligence, alongside some of these researchers (although he did not himself speak about race, genes or IQ at that conference)


  31. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Whoops Stew, I just reported you by accident. I wasn’t trying to report anybody.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Your report will be examined by the ‘report tribunal ‘ , then the complaints department , reported to senior management and then ignored 😎it is modelled on the BBC complaints system…


  32. john in cheshire says:

    Julian Assange in court today. Is the far-left bbc collective reporting it?
    Do we know if the judge will be impartial or is he part of the swamp?


    • gaxvil says:

      Six months prison – maximum is twelve months but with good behavior and time spent, six.
      Eight years on the run – wonder if his ego has taken a hit yet ?


  33. gaxvil says:

    Nelson famously said, ‘I see no ships’ – understandable, he was determined to push on to victory.
    Today, we have the real threat from Islam invoking some kind of blindness but with no apparent rationale.

    When Vikings were slaughtering the people, was the talk and the writings ignoring the fact and constantly pushing the threat from the Chinese or the weather?


  34. StewGreen says:

    11:45am BBC Radio Humberside male presenter
    : “Wow I hear there is a new charity initiative in Hull ..over to theatre”
    BBC Radio Humberside female reporter live
    : “Yes I am here on the scene with the co-founder Lucy
    ..Lucy what do you do ?”
    Lucy : “.. I am a presenter on BBC Radio Humberside (yes seriously another beeboid)
    … I founded this fundraising comedy night with my husband John Richardson off the telly. He’s a brilliant compere
    .. it’s all about helping families who don’t have enough money for food, especially during the summer holidays it’s called the Backpack buddies scheme”

    BBC Radio Humberside female reporter live
    : “It’s devastating that we having to resort to charity in our area”
    Then it’s news-time
    Second headline “Now onto a study in Leeds about OBESITY reduction in children”


  35. StewGreen says:

    Agenda pushing coming from 1:20pm on Radio2 Vine Show
    \\ 3️⃣ How can schools next to major roads protect themselves from pollution?
    We hear about one in London which is installing a ‘garden wall’.
    A covering of vegetation will absorb some of the pollutants.//

    looks like a Sadiq/XR/#BiasedBBC joint POLITICAL campaign


  36. upandatem says:

    The BBC tells me, on their news site, that beavers are now protected in Scotland. Another success for women’s rights.


  37. StewGreen says:

    For a different view there’s unitynewsnetwork
    a few new stories like

    Former BBC ‘journalist’ hits Europe’s most wanted list for sickening ‘TORTURE and MURDER
    hmm he actually was a freelance researcher not staff
    Former BBC ‘journalist’ hits Europe’s most wanted list for sickening ‘TORTURE and MURDER

    Their facebook


  38. StewGreen says:

    Oops a Lincolnshire scout leader got the kids to deliver Tory leaflets


  39. StewGreen says:

    I checked the hashtag #MarchToLeave
    and I find the arrogant rich guy Remainers
    bragging about how they have so much money
    and how they live-trolled us with their troll-truck giant video screen.


  40. StewGreen says:

    Impartial BBC presenter spreading the absolute lie that there were 1 million Remain protesters


  41. gaxvil says:

    Pity the LIBERAL left – they have the choice of, Vince ‘Crazy like a Fox’ Cable and Jeremy ‘Just Crazy like a Jew Hating Crazy Person’ Corbyn.

    Would the Climate Emergency in which Britain has to save remote Pacific islands from adverse weather extend to Israel under Labour – just asking ?


  42. StewGreen says:

    1:30pm R2 traffic report chose not to give publicity
    by saying what today’s march is
    It’s of course the MatDay Trades Union march


    • gaxvil says:

      Is that a communist banner in Arabic ?
      Oh FFS somebody please test the water, air and foodstuffs for pscho-active chemicals !


    • Thoughtful says:

      If someone had a banner with a Swastika and slogan declaring themselves to be the Nazi party of Great Britain (if that isn’t current;y taken by Corbyn’s Labour), their feet wouldn’t touch, and yet Communism has murdered millions of people where ever it has been tried. The ideology and the hammer & sickle need to be as unacceptable as the Swastika is.


  43. gaxvil says:

    Friday then, after the locals, Treezer to announce the Labour plan for Brexit.
    Can’t really imagine what kind of deal they’ve hatched in order to safeguard their parties futures and their own positions.


  44. Fedup2 says:

    PMQs/lies . I don’t think any one bothers any more .

    However if you are getting on a bit and entitled to either a bus pass or a free TV licence —- there was a planted questioned by a May lackey about the subject .

    Her reply was – the BBC should pay out of their funds or Gary linakers pay – which ever is greatest ….

    But more importantly she didn’t say anything about bus passes at all – which suggests abolition … strange when these new green converts want the air cleaner ( I could care less ) and less co2 emission ( I could care less ) . … so my diesel might be on the road more in the near future …..

    Nice to know £13 billion of taxpayers money is going to foreigners for no gain to us – yet alone the industrial welfare fraud ….


  45. Fedup2 says:

    The bbc news is leading with the chap who is pretending to be a woman runner losing her case about something . Al beeb is fixated with sex and trannies and the like ?

    Were they breast fed ? Where they fiddled with as kids . Something unhealthy about their fixation with various degrees of queerness ..

    At least this distracts from Venezuela or mayday riots or both .

    On a more positive note the assange creature is now banged up for 50 weeks … then with a bit of luck he can go to America and wear an orange suit until he gets put in the ground ….


    • Thoughtful says:

      God Fedup that is a ludcously bigotted thing to come out with and deeply offensive, and worse than all of that factually inaccurate !

      Caster Semenya was born female with an intersex condition, there is absolutely nothing in her history indicating she was ever male, just a female with a high testosterone level.

      “The IAAF says it was “obliged to investigate” after she made improvements of 25 seconds at 1500 m and eight seconds at 800 m – “the sort of dramatic breakthroughs that usually arouse suspicion of drug use”.
      The sex test results were never published officially, but some results were leaked in the press and are widely discussed, resulting in claims about Semenya having an intersex trait”

      The worse case for the Fascist Leftie feminazis is that according to one expert in this field they have now ruled out every genetically born female with a high testosterone level from competetive sports. Effectively all womens sport should now be re-named the low testosterone catagory.

      Just think of the triumph of stupidity as Martina Navratilova and her BBC mates sitting there for the final of the low testosterone day instead of the ladies final.

      It really is a preposterous decision banning women with high testosterone, and it is also an admission that women are not equal to men when it comes to physical jobs and stamina.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m more interested in fairness than whether you think I’m a bigot . If she performs like a male in running races it’s not fair on ladies who have trained as ladies and diminishes the sport . If you don’t like my view – tough . If you are deeply offended – tough .

        My main issue – which you missed or chose to ignore – was that something as trivial as sport is used by the Far Left BBC to maintain their fixation on all things genda when there are far more important issues going on – such as a potential war in Venezuela. .


        • Thoughtful says:

          It’s entirely fair unless you are somehow a student of John Rawls far left Socialist ideals.

          Semenya what ever you might like to think is a woman who as you say trained as a lady. Everyone has different levels of hormones and if you want to regulate them to all have the same level we have entered another level of stupid.

          Tough if it isn’t fair – life isn’t fair to exclude all women with a higher testosterone level isn’t fair either. Serena & Venus Williams perform more like men in my opinion lets get them tested and perhaps banned as well?

          In fact most physical sports are most likely to be dominated by women with higher testoseterone levels. To put in a cut off, is arbitrary and unfair.

          Biologically and physically she is a woman, and pandering to extremist lesbian leftist feminists is not what I’d expect from someone on the right of centre.


      • Helen Richardson says:

        “Caster Semenya was born female with an intersex condition, there is absolutely nothing in her history indicating she was ever male, just a female with a high testosterone level.”

        No, it’s more complicated than that, and depends on the reason for the high testosterone level and your definition of “female”. There are various chromosome combinations – XX, XY, XXY and XYY. There are various conditions which prevent the sex chromosomes doing what they should resulting in people, for instance, with XY chromosomes and female genitalia. It’s a complicated medical matter with various symptoms which cannot be explained solely by simple sex chromosome analysis.

        I don’t know for certain where Caster Semenya stands; there are conflicting stories, some of which give cause for concern. I do think, however, that the whole issue of sex and athletic performance needs to be analysed and settled as far as possible on a proper scientific/medical basis, with less tabloid BS.


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          I’m looking forward to the reclassification of all sporting events according to all competing athletes’ current testosterone level!

          Gender and hormones are indeed a complex subject, and we can’t rule out a bit of unsportsperson like fiddling going on, however there is the distinct possibility Caster Semenya was the (lucky?) one in a 100,000 naturally born that way.

          Wouldn’t want to be involved in arbitrating hormones and ‘gender’, as regards eligibility to compete, there are no easy answers.


          • Thoughtful says:

            Nail on head, but why stop there? Why not ban all high IQ individuals from competetive chess?

            There are so many variables at play in sport and if the left attempt to make rules so that only the ordinary instead of the exceptional can compete. This is of course the Communist vision of Ekwalitee in which competetive sport is discouraged save for basic keep fit, and a number of labrat types drugged into world class for the prestige of the state.


            • Helen Richardson says:

              “Why not ban all high IQ individuals from competetive chess?”

              Valid question. I think the difference is that I’m not aware of any IQ enhancing drugs that can give chess players an unfair advantage (I’m not counting nootropics), and it’s not a sex issue.

              If such a drug existed, I’m sure the shadow cabinet would have found at least a couple of uses for it already.


              • Thoughtful says:

                There’s no allegation that Semenya has taken any artificial testosterone, it’s a naturally high level, hence the post about limiting the natural talents of sports people.

                There is however a drug which does decrease IQ, it’s called alcohol ! LOL

                Most of the cabinet have made ample use of it too !


                • Helen Richardson says:

                  Perhaps I should have made it clearer. I’m not suggesting that she has been given artificial testosterone, I’m just talking about unfair advantages generally. In her case, the unfair advantage, if true, would be her sex, but there is no scientific proof of this as far as I am aware.


                  • Annunaki says:

                    She failed a drug test as her cock did not fit in the test tube


  46. Thoughtful says:

    No surprise to find Marxist May oppressive government jailing Assange for the Maximum term available. Not that I particularly agree with Assange but the UKs continuing oppression of political opponents is deeply troubling. I wonder how long it will be before we begin to hear allegations assange has been tortured whilst detained.

    And no doubt Mays Marxists will hush it all up refuse to debate it, and the BBC will quietly comply just like they have before.


    • gaxvil says:

      He skipped bail for just the seven years – fact.
      He conspired with others to hack and publish secret intelligence documents – also a fact.
      There are many out there far more deserving of sympathy and concern, like Corbyn supporters for example.


      • Thoughtful says:

        I think you’ve missed the point, which is that the judge sitting without a jury imposed the maximum sentence possible (within two weeks). Assange claimed asylum and as I’m sure you know crimes comitted in gaining that asylum are not prosecuted.

        If you were in his position would you feel safe facing Swedish ‘justice’? As a white male he’s guilty before the case is heard!

        I don’t support him in any way, but I see such parallels with the Tommy Robinson false imprisonment and I cannot accept this country moving to imprisonment of political prisoners.


  47. StewGreen says:

    Sunday April 28th Fire happens at West Drayton old coal depot
    Bottomline all media covered the story deeply on Sunday
    except BBC which just had a short bit on it’s local live blog 22 hours later
    No one ever tweeted that BBC story
    So the BBC did strangely not report that story when it happened nor in the same detail

    Sunday all media report it except BBC doesn’t Twitter search for that day
    e g Mirror Mirror 2:41pm
    FireBrigade page is dated 28/04/2019 14:16
    Nothing was spotted on BBC newspages that day
    I checked directly on the BBC West Drayton page ..nothing ..

    Then 22 hours later something appears Monday “12:15 29 Apr Investigation into cause of West Drayton coal depot fire”
    which is not on the West Drayton page , but rather the BBC Harmondsworth page
    And note on the live blog page it is not on page 1 , but rather now on page 5

    That photo the BBC used on the Monday afternoon
    was tweeted by someone at 6:35pm Sunday


    • cromwell says:

      I can’t help thinking that fire was started by the climate loonies. They said they would target Heathrow’s. Also there was a disruption when a drone was seen at Gatwick’s and flights had to be directed to Stansted’s. The fact BBC decided not to report anything about it just makes my suspicions all the more twitchy.


    • StewGreen says:

      Screenshot of the only BBC coverage of Sunday’s huge fire at West Drayton
      a short segment on Monday in a “live” blog 22 hours after the fire began
      screenshot here


  48. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Not BBC related but this is about Brexit.
    April 30, 2019
    A Tory Manifesto for Victory
    By John Baron MP

    In which Baron calls for One Nation Conservatism, more Defence spending and other, not new, policies.
    Absent from the Baron plan presented here is any statement on who will be leading The Conservative Party at the next General Election.
    Absent also is is the mention of any plan to dump several hundred leading very non Conservative activists, including 200 MPs, in the Thames, where they so deservedly deserve to be.

    The UK does not want Corbyn, at any price, but the current Government is Socialism by stealth.

    When I see May, Hammond, Hunt, Brady, Gove, Clarke expelled from the Party, along with the lesser traitors, I will consider voting Tory, but not before.


  49. LastChanceSaloon says:


    Wed 1 May 2019 07.53 BST
    “The Hepburn judgment signals a shift in cultural attitude to rape. It’s sorely needed”

    Article by a lefty woman, see her Wikipedia article.

    A remarkable article, remarkable because every man mentioned in the article, that I was able to identify, was white.

    No use whatsoever of the I word or the M word.
    Plenty of sympathy for young women who seem to have been raped when they were drunk.

    Not one word about hundreds of thousands of white children raped. Millions of cases of rape. Racist rapes, for these girls were chosen because they were white.

    Rapes carried out by people who were imported into the UK, and Europe in general, by lefties with the same views as the author of this absolutely disgusting and unforgivable article.

    Imported, given benefits and multiple votes, so they would vote Labour.

    Rapes which were concealed by, and lied about, by the same lefties.
    Lefties who refused to condemn or admit these mass rapes, in the, equally disgusting, Guardian.

    No comments allowed .