Start the Week Open Thread 10 June 2019

We have a new game to play – spot the BBC coke  head .( with thanks to a post by pug on 9 June )  Following admissions by politicians that they regularly took drugs we can extend that to others from ‘the bubble ‘ . It would explain those who interupt , talk over and abuse those with whom they disagree .

 

There is obviously a need to tread carefully with regard to the laws of defamation but those Beeboids whose performance might seem a bit ‘ heightened ‘ deserve recognition .

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493 Responses to Start the Week Open Thread 10 June 2019

  1. Guest Who says:

    So a diet of broadcast tripe, bias and trivia is considered by multi-hundred k harridans as ‘welfare’?

       28 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      This might not end well.

         29 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Ah Clementi- the chair of the BBC – a chartered accountant by trade and a banker to book . The ideal heartless soulless type so loved of the Swamp / BBC …..
      He could probably pay for over 75 s tv tax and still have cash in the bank .

         21 likes

  2. G says:

    Toady earlier. Interview with Matt Hancock prospective PM. He has a “Plan” to resolve Brexit……..
    This “Plan” will both “satisfy Parliament and the EU”.
    But no mention of the Elephant in the Room…….
    What about the voters who overwhelmingly voted out? No mention.
    Treason Hancock-May, if I’m not mistaken.

       37 likes

    • vesnadog says:

      G,

      “Matt Hancock prospective PM. He has a “Plan” to resolve Brexit”

      They just don’t get it do they.

         15 likes

    • Banania says:

      Satisfying Parliament and the EU has never been the difficulty. It is doing what we blood well voted for that seems so impossible.

         4 likes

    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      G
      Gauke is not a leadership candidate, but he is an excellent example of far left Red Tory.
      https://order-order.com/2019/06/11/gauke-pleads-members-defeat-deselection-attempt/#disqus_thread
      “Gauke pleads with members to defeat deselection attempt.”
      And does it very badly.
      “First, far from obstructing Brexit, I have voted three times for the Withdrawal Agreement.
      Had everyone in Parliament voted the way I had, the UK would have left the EU in March.”
      These anuses still think we are stupid. They think if they keep repeating the same old lies we will eventually believe them.

      Conservative Party members, stop wasting your time deselecting the traitors one by one.
      Look at the leadership candidates, can you trust any of them to deliver Brexit? No, of course you cannot trust them.
      So move to the Patriotic Brexit Party and deselected the whole Conservative Party.
      Come on in, the water is lovely.
      One united election and we will walk out of the EU over the remains of the Corbyn and May parties, and you will love it.

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  3. G says:

    Toady earlier. Item just before the 0800 news. Oxfam report concerning child abuse and the use of prostitutes in disaster zones being released later today.
    The interviewee stated that the child abuse is, “rife” in disaster zones. She went on to add that, particularly where there has been, “…a breakdown in Law and Order”…………
    Just about sums up Rotherham et al. never mind about disaster zones overseas.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile…

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  5. Cassandra says:

    Can the nation’s most trusted broadcaster really justify how it spends British licence payers money on it’s websites for foreign countries?

    Here is one such story from 2017, written in Pidgin English for it’s West African audiences:

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41171196

    “Woman wan troway poo-poo, come trap for window”

    “Woman wey take her hand, pack her poo-poo comot di toilet of man wey she dey friend because ”e no gree flush” enter trouble, after she go try collect di poo-poo back.

    “The woman wey dey learn gymnastics, just start to waka with Bristol student, Liam Smith, for di first time, when she take fear troway di poo-poo comot for window.”

    For those of you who are not fluent in Pidgin English, The Daily Mail offers a translation:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4862212/BBC-writes-Tinder-date-poo-story-Pidgin.html#comments

    BBC 4, Asian Network on radio, Radio 6 and BBC News in foreign languages; why are they there? Why should the licence payer pay for them? It took me two minutes to discover this and I’ve a feeling I’m only scratching the surface…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ws/languages

    “Get the news in your language”

    Oduu Afaan Oromootiin
    ዜና በአማርኛ
    L’actualité en Français
    Labarai da Hausa
    Akụkọ n’Igbo
    Amakuru mu Kinyarwanda/ Kirundi
    News in Pidgin
    War Af Soomaali ah
    Habari kwa Kiswahili
    ዜና ብትግርኛ
    Ìròyìn ní Yorùbá
    Asia (Central)
    Кыргыз тилиндеги жаңылыктар
    Ўзбек тилидаги янгиликлар
    Asia (Pacific)
    中文新闻
    Berita Indonesia
    日本語ニュース
    한국어
    ข่าวภาษาไทย
    BBC英伦网
    Tin Tiếng Việt
    Asia (South)
    বাংলা খবর
    ગુજરાતીમાં સમાચાર
    हिन्दी समाचार
    मराठीत बातम्या
    नेपाली समाचार
    پښتو نړیوال خپرونه
    ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਖ਼ਬਰਾਂ
    සිංහල පුවත්
    தமிழில் செய்திகள்
    తెలుగు వార్తలు
    اردو میں خبریں
    Europe
    Azərbaycanca xəbərlər
    News in English
    Naidheachdan
    Новости на русском языке
    BBC News na srpskom
    Türkçe Haberler
    Новини українською мовою
    Newyddion
    Latin America
    Notícias em Português
    Noticias para hispanoparlantes
    Middle East
    أخبار باللغة العربية
    خبرها به فارسی

    The smiling BBC presenters were making such a fuss about the old D Day soldiers the other day and the BBC now says it values their service so much, they’re going to be forced to pay the television licence.

    Abolish the licence tax, now!

       62 likes

  6. Guest Who says:

    Easy to see why they are on the norty list for bbc groupies.

       36 likes

  7. Up2snuff says:

    Currently, on the BBC ….

    … web-site Home Page item on top line, extreme right, appears to suggest that Paperchase (do they trade as such in Oz?) might become extinct. Photo shows male assistant on phone at till with background of Paperchase style racking with gift wrap. Click on the link and all is not quite what you might expect ….

    …. but is very typical BBC!

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  8. Up2snuff says:

    Another BBC w-s ‘moment’, this time more of an I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again (ISIRTA) one, rather than propaganda.

    Just before half-way down, ironically in the bar titled – Talked About TV (!): ‘Blanket free TV Licence for over-75s scrapped.’.

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  9. Up2snuff says:

    Yet another BBC w-s ‘moment’ again but indirectly on the subject of the free TV Licence for over-75s being scrapped. This time the bar is title Lifestyle but I think the word ‘Future’ should be before it.

    Pic shows very senior, white haired lady sitting at home in front lap top looking concerned and with hand to her brow. ‘Why work e-mails could be bad for your health.’.

    B b but BBC, you are forcing us to work from home in our old age just to pay your TellyTax!

       21 likes

  10. StewGreen says:

    Gordon Buchanan’s bit of rubbish science
    In Sunday’s prog Equator from the Air
    Field Engineer @AK tells us about

    In it he joined two clueless young “scientists” investigating marine “lakes” in an attempt to investigate what future tropical oceans will be like after being devastated by global warming.
    These “lakes” are isolated depressions in a drowned karstic landscape, full of sea water that is two degrees warmer (C?) and more saline than the surrounding ocean.
    These conditions were supposed to mimic those of our future devastated seas.
    The visit to the “lake” was to investigate how corals fared?
    Not very well actually, the biota was dominated by sponges.
    Then they found a single specimen of quite healthy looking Acropora, which was rather embarrassing.
    What those gormless “scientists (+ Gordon) failed to consider was that corals all have a planktonic larval stage which would somehow have to penetrate the limestone walls of the lake that separate it from the ocean. Clearly this is possible since the lake contains seawater and the limestone is riddled with cavities. However the increased salinity means the exchange is restricted and passage through the limestone walls could take months – anyway longer than coral larvae usually live. (I have experienced similar conditions in Lake MacLeod in Western Australia).
    So the programme ended with dire predictions about the future prospects for tropical reefs based upon utter stupidity.

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  11. Foscari says:

    The perfect solution for the BBC over the license fee for
    the over 75’s is to advertise. In this time of political correctness,
    diversity and positive discrimination, in advertising.
    The BBC could have 30 minutes of advertising an hour and 30 minutes
    of programming and you would not notice the difference. Financial
    problem for BBC solved.

       32 likes

    • taffman says:

      Foscari
      The perfect solution for Al Beeb – watch it pay for it.
      If you don’t watch it , you don’t pay, simple.
      If its as good as it says it is , it would sustain itself.

         33 likes

      • NameNotNumber says:

        Taff, that would seem to be “the fairest and best outcome” for all concerned.

           20 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Taffman
        What about kitting our TVs with coin slots so you pay to watch . Match of the day – 10p – … that way the BBC would know who is worth paying wages to and who should spend more time selling crisps to obese kids ….

           18 likes

  12. taffman says:

    Breaking ……..
    Unemployment down yet again ………despite Brexit
    Anything on Al Beeb yet ?

       28 likes

  13. vesnadog says:

    How many flipping sign-readers are there at the BBC?

    Awash with cash.

    Can’t be as many reporters as the number on the BBC “holiday programme”.

    Awash with cash.

       25 likes

  14. Dover Sentry says:

    The BBC have become the fat-cat-capitalists that the BBC/Left so hate and despise.

    The BBC comprise rich men in their castle taxing the poor, vulnerable and dispossessed. Dungeons and shame await those who fail to pay.

    Let them eat cake, said the BBC fat cats.

       27 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      DS, they are taking away the free TV Licence, they are taking away and scrapping (note: not recycling) the blankets keeping over 75s warm as they huddle in front of their TVs and then they are forcing them to look at bad e-mails in an attempt to make them earn a crust to pay the TellyTax. It will drive them to an earlier grave, not living instead to 120 years of age while watching free BBC TV.

      You are right, dungeons await the elderly – the BBC have become the modern Sheriff of Nottingham!

         16 likes

    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Sentry – the bbc bigwigs don’t “hate and despise fat-cat-capitalists”; they merely pretend to, else it would amount to self-hatred. (Even worse, unlike capitalists they don’t make money by creating value, the merely consume riches obtained through menaces.)
      A further strategy to make them feel better and disassociate themselves from their own greed, is regular virtue-signalling eg Greg Dyke’s complaint a decade or two ago that the bbc was too ‘hideously white’ – that has all changed now, of course! (Presumably the reasoning was that being very diversity-orientated showed them to be ‘of the people’, and ‘for’ the disadvantaged.)
      No, the bbc fat-cats remind me of Marie Antoinette. Was it not she who said: ‘let them eat cake?’ – a perfect reflection of their attitudes to the over-75s…

         12 likes

  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC getting support from those who will really inspire sympathy for their vast salaries and pensions. And impartial integrity.

       22 likes

    • Not Gwent says:

      The point that no one is banged up for not buying a particular newspaper is lost on Mr White.

         26 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Not
        Me thinks mr white is aging badly – and the old mind ain’t as firm as it might be … his anti brexit rants in the recent past have also been desperate and embarrassing .

           9 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Mr. White misses a lot.

      He was on the BBC a lot too, once.

      These days he seems to inhabit twitter snarking at colleagues who do not work at low-ABC vanity titles.

         8 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      #CCBGB was just made for Kay Burley’s tweet.

         10 likes

    • vesnadog says:

      G,

      “Kay Burley”

      “You really need to start complaining officially, Ms Hoey”

      These reporters simply don’t get it.

      Surprised as she is a product of Lancashire.

      Not too surprised though as she probably moves in the celeb kiss-kiss oh, dear you do look well, circles.

         12 likes

    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      All girls together isn’t Kay! This woman is a completely obnoxious clown 🤡

         3 likes

  16. JamesArthur says:

    Wimmins hour – are you doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly? Is it me or is this just stupid – it is radio!!!! You need to see these things (or not). The off button pressed.
    Why do they have Wimmins hour? They just moan and complain all of the time..usually about white misogynistic men and talk about women like they have no ability to defend themselves against the tyranny of men…

       18 likes

  17. Up2snuff says:

    Is it just me or is this item really a sinister attempt to create a spirit of fear for our young people?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48259367

       4 likes

    • Not Gwent says:

      True or not I’d be interested to learn the per candidate split for the postal votes.

      There is whiff of banana about this result just from what we know.

         15 likes

      • Roland Deschain says:

        I’m sure we’d all like to know that, but apparently it’s illegal to count them separately.

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        • vesnadog says:

          Ro,

          “apparently it’s illegal to count them separately.”

          Bet the guy who dumped all those Brexit votes into the Peterborough canal counted them separately.

          Poor fish; what with all those Asda Trollys we can hardly breath.

          We fish are eyewitnesses to the dumping of said postal votes – they all had long beards and for some strange reason they didn’t seem to need their walking sticks as they had no trouble lifting those huge boxes with said papers in?

             9 likes

  18. Guest Who says:

    How long before the BBC, based in the only part of the country that exists or matters, picks this up?

    https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/scott-listfields-paintings-of-a-lone-astronaut-split-between-two-divided-worlds-of-post-brexit-london/

       3 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Or, there is this:

      Not sure the Mayor will like the last frame.

         2 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Guest – sorry but why put a 2 minute 41 second advert for a kids computer game on this site? And the last frame is a pigs head computer image ….

        More importantly – twitter is still frothing over the bbc elder abuse – doing calculations of the number of pensioners needed to pay linakers’ wages = 11360 …. on his last known ‘published’ pay .

           5 likes

        • Guest Who says:

          Raheem felt it was a Brexit promo with dodgy accents.

          If you don’t like it, you have the power.

             4 likes

          • Fedup2 says:

            Guest – look it’s not whether I like it or not – it’s just the relevance to the biased BBC – because you posted the clip I kind of felt duty bound to watch it . 3 minutes of my life wasted on some teenage nonsense –
            I always wonder what the people who watch that stuff would do if they really had to deal with the Fear blood smell and noise which doesn’t come through the screen ….

               10 likes

  19. JimS says:

    Jeremy Vine, BBC director, “The BBC is here for everyone (that is Muslim, transgender, homosexual, Europhile and under 35)”.

       18 likes

  20. Cassandra says:

    Forget the virtual computer games rubbish Guest, I thought the Red Arrows formation message to Mayor Khan during the 75th D-Day commemorations displayed both subtlety and wit.

       15 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      That just has to be faked, even the Russians know the RAF doesn’t enough planes to pull that off !

         15 likes

      • Roland Deschain says:

        It is. My Twitter feed is tiresomely full of a spat between creator and someone else who posted it as if it were their own.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          It wasn’t the Red Arrows, that’s for sure. The Beeboid(?) refered to Eagles, so it is just possible but it would be a couple of Carriers full, with their spare planes in the air as well.

          However, the profile did not look right for F35 Eagles, much too long and thin and the formation was immaculate. perhaps there is a stretch limo version, 240-4? Something that even the best pilots the US & Canada might have, would have had just a couple of them struggling perhaps to fly quite so ‘tight’ with a ‘plane with some, er, known.. ahem … issues.

          Tongue in cheek, I might suggest it was a Joint Operation (bit like 75 years ago) but not sure our Fleet Air Arm Eagles are working properly yet. Hope somebody spoke to the President about Lockheed selling us those duds while he was here. Have the Canadians got any to fly?

          Answering that last question – possibly. They are on the sales list but not mentioned in Wiki. Maybe they broke down on the delivery flights? Bit of a long way from Texas to Canada, after all. Wasn’t like that when I was a lad.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        But comrade – they are Russian planes – hired from easysov

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      • vesnadog says:

        T,

        “That just has to be faked, even the Russians know the RAF doesn’t enough planes to pull that off !”

        Pilots even.

        Maybe the Poles could help us out after all.

        Brave pilots during WW2.

        Now we’re back to BBC Snow.

           7 likes

        • Halifax says:

          My name’s Roger and I’m a plane spotter.
          The planes in the Video are McDonald Douglas AV8B Harriers to me and thee

             2 likes

          • Fedup2 says:

            I’m guessing “ Halifax “ as in the bomber . Could never understand how UK gave up on the Harrier but Americans carried on …

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            • Up2snuff says:

              The Americans have three Air Forces plus their militarized [ note the zee 🙂 ] Coast Guard. We (the UK) have only one and a bit with about four planes in each. The Harrier was deemed a bit slow to keep on our new carrier and go up against MiGs and things as quick as that and also too slow to dodge GtA/AtA missiles.

              Mind you on that latter point, flying backwards might be an advantage if the little heat seeker is alongside and not up your chuff.

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            • vesnadog says:

              Fed,

              I agree.

              What on earth was the MoD thinking when it sold off/gave away our superb harriers.

              Oh, now I remember – money.

              Money before the protection of our nation.

              Bet the many BBC defence correspondents were over the moon when they heard this news.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            I used to be, Halifax, but am well past my sell by date and use by date as well. That’s got the 12 Step Group confession out of the way.

            Even so, again the profile doesn’t look right to me for Harriers: too long & thin. Actually, speaking of MiGs (see posts above and below) they do look a bit Russian. I think it’s a fake. Funny, very funny, but a fake vid.

            Perhaps Stew can check to see if he can spot the joins?

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  21. Doobster78 says:

    Quite right David. Gary “all views my own and not that of the BBC” Lineker cant stop banging his anti brexit, left wing, Bias drum via twitter but on this subject … NOWT !!!

    How may licenses would his salary alone fund ?? (sorry just seens the calcs). The jug eared git.

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  22. Ed Hitter says:

    The BBC’s theft of words, it’s manipulation of language for political ends, continues. It is now sanitising the word “terror”. As George Orwell said: ““Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.”
    Mail Online link here….
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7122123/BBC-reporters-told-stop-using-word-terror-unless-quoting-else.html

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    THIS COMMENT CONTAINS THE USE OF STRONG LANGUAGE

    I made my first , only and probably last formal complaint about the BBC and it’s standards –

    Below is s cut and paste of the reply I received today .note that there is no mention of ‘apology ‘ and my complaint is re interpreted by one Sarah Firby of BBC Complaints as a ‘sharing of views’….

    Thank you for contacting us regarding the World This Weekend on 12 May.

    I understand you feel one of the interviewees used language which was inappropriate for broadcast during the broadcast.

    During a report on European election campaigns, we heard from canvassers for several of the political parties, including a Liberal Democrat. She explained that the current main election slogan for the party – ‘B*****s to Brexit’ – is something that she loves, though the reporter here did highlight how it may be considered coarse.

    BBC Radio does not operate a watershed policy in the same way as television. Our research shows that the number of children or young people listening to Radio 4 is so minimal as to hardly register.

    That said, I appreciate you feel this phrase should not have been said on the programme. We make viewer comments like yours available to the relevant teams and senior executives on our daily reports.

    Thanks again for taking the time to share your views with us.

    So we learn ‘

    1 the bbc thinks kids and young types don’t listen to R4

    2. There is no watershed on the radio

    3. Saying “bollocks to Brexit “ on the world at one Sunday is ok.

    4. The term ‘bollocks “ isn’t acceptable in the very email the bbc sent me saying “ bollocks “ is an acceptable word on national daytime radio without a warning …

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Fedup they have long said there is no watershed on Radio4
      So street language can be heard anytime.
      Although Humphreys once apologised
      for saying someone will get a bollocking .. quickly saying “I meant rollicking”.

      The bbc policy is almost ALWAYS to palm you off
      you have to go right to the end.

         7 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew
        So – sexually offensive language is ok – meaning then racially offensive language is ok as well . I’ll remember that the next time I hear some use the word ‘nigger ‘ or ‘paki’ on Radio 4 .

        But I supppse it is free speech .

           10 likes

    • RobRoy says:

      Fed, I’ve found out if you use ‘b*****ks’ on the HYS comments, they’ll remove it. Double standards or what.

         10 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Rob
        I suppose they just look for a reason to ‘off’ any comment not approved by the Goeballs day book .
        For instance today the term “ over 75 free TV “ is banned .

           2 likes

  24. Thoughtful says:

    Another Tory MP facing de-selection – but not really, because the old boys club in Tory HQ would rather destroy their own party than allow any harm to come to their chums, as we have deen with the disallowed deselection of Dominic Grieve.

    https://order-order.com/2019/06/11/gauke-pleads-members-defeat-deselection-attempt/#more-349063

    This time it’s David Gauke a comitted remainer in a leave constituency, wishing to represent himself and not his constituents.

    “I recognise that not everyone agrees with my position on leaving the EU without a deal, but I hope it is also appreciated that I have to act on the basis of what I think is best for the country.”

    And there you have it, damned by his own words. He isn’t interested in his constituents, it isn’t about what they want or the majority, not even what might be the best course, it’s all about him and what he considers best. For that reason alone he should be sent packing.

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    • G says:

      Thoughtful,
      ““I recognise that not everyone agrees with my position on leaving the EU without a deal, but I hope it is also appreciated that I have to act on the basis of what I think is best for the country.”” Hear hear! as they say.
      Still, we of the 52% also voted on the basis of, ‘what we think is best for the country’. And, collectively we know more than you and your own experience (whatever that is: drugfuelled perhaps?). Your personal experience, Mr Gauke, pails into insignificance when compared with that of the 52%. So, get on with getting us out cleanly.

         19 likes

    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      David Gauke.

      Perfect name for a limerick.

         1 likes

  25. Beltane says:

    BBC coverage of the unfolding Oxfam scandal reveals the expected ‘shying away’ from anything as unsavoury as paedophilia. Those apparently suffering from the unwanted attentions of overweight sweaty men in shorts are referred to as ‘young prostitutes’, which suggests a level of compliance which might, for some, excuse the occasional lapse.
    The reality, of course, is that Oxfam along with a vast number of similar organisations worldwide, attracts sexual predators who are able to take advantage of prevailing emergencies to enjoy their perversions on the cheap, and by the very nature of the stressful environment, largely unchallenged.
    The BBC know this but prefer to keep it to themselves since certain moral weaknesses seem endemic within the BBC where paedophilia is concerned.

       21 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Keep virtue signalling that you are in the libmob GANG
      .. and you get protection

      Meanwhile people Tommy are dehumanised
      .. and arrested for stepping on the cracks in the pavement
      .. or sitting in the pub with their kids.

         13 likes

    • Terminal Moraine says:

      “Oxfam’s internal culture tolerated poor behaviour, and at times lost sight of the values it stands for.”

      Child abuse = poor behaviour and Trump’s a fascist. We are in the Upside Down

         19 likes

  26. Terminal Moraine says:

    R5 Live today:

    — A seven year old girl found her local supermarket didn’t stock women’s world cup stickers when they had stocked the men’s. She wrote a letter of complaint, mum’s naturally proud and Emma Barnett’s only happy to indulge in another stint of equality whinging.

    — African-American Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in prison after a wrongful conviction of murder. It’s a terrible miscarriage of justice — but not to be confused with African-American Anthony Ray Hinton, who coincidentally was on R5 recently having spent 28 years in prison after a wrongful conviction of murder.

    — Next up Nihal will be offering advice to festival goers on how to make sure you’re taking drugs in a safe way.

    I wonder if the racial miscarriage of justice rolodex sits next to the oppressed women rolodex at R5 or do they have one giant one for everything?

       16 likes

  27. G says:

    “Global Warming” taking us to extinction………
    Why do I need my heating on, AGAIN today? Pray tell me………….

       28 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      It’s because of Northern blocking forcing the jet stream to the North of us.
      Add in that we are around solar minimum, with a possibility of a grand solar minimum which will make the whole planet cooler, and you have a recipe for alarmist alarm!

      They are already aware of this and are preparing counter measures to the solar minimum so be on the look out for the propaganda on the BBC !

         16 likes

      • G says:

        Thoughtful,
        Not forgetting the 3 Trillion Dollar industries that have been formed around this fiction. So called, Green taxes and all. All a money making scam.
        Sat in a waiting room yesterday morning. Entered into a typical polite conversation with the receptionist. Weather needless to say. She: “isn’t it cold”; Me: “That’s Global Warming for you”; She: “well, I’m a firm believer, we need that zero carbon by (some date, don’t recall)”; Me: “No more jobs, no more electricity when you flick the switch, no more cars/lorries, no heating in winter, no food, in fact, no more anything”. Silence. Then, “I have not seen it that way”….
        I’ll shut up.

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        • Celtic_Mist says:

          G,
          Just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929 even the shoeshine boys were offering stock tips. We all know how that ended and it will be same after the ‘Green’ industry collapses. As you correctly pointed out to the receptionist.

          Climate change is political with a ‘swamp’ of lobbyists who have the ear of the government

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    • Up2snuff says:

      G, the Snuffy household is offering stubborn resistance to using the GCH in summer & thus inflating excessively the bonuses of Ute Co. directors. Just shovel on extra layers of clothing instead. Four yesterday, including coat indoors. In summer!

      Bit like the stubborn resistance that we also offer to being in the EU and paying the Telly Tax, BBC please note.

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  28. StewGreen says:

    Vine : “clearly a disastrous interview for the tele-evangelist”
    Vine is an actor who plays the part of a stupid person.
    … Actually the preacher came across well to his audience, explainiy that without his private jet he wouldn’t reach the international crowds he does.
    ‘And don’t say it’s abuse of donations cos much of the money comes from the merchandising’

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    • Up2snuff says:

      If you are of a nervous or snowflake disposition DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO. To everyone else, I apologise in advance for inflicting Phil Collins on you good people.

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  29. G.W.F. says:

    Assuming that Gove did the right thing and reported the gang who supplied him with illegal drugs, does anyone know what sentences they received?

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  30. StewGreen says:

    I like the way JVine scoffs at tele-evangelists as scammers
    … then the next moment JVine will be preaching his own Climate Doom religion
    .. telling us we must pour more money onto the GREEN SUBSIDY collection plate
    ..otherwise we will burn in Hell

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Well, Stew, after the BBC have cruelly taken away the blankets that were keeping over 75s warm while they endure watching ….. er, sorry …. correction … while they enjoy watching BBC TV maybe a little warming in BBC TV hell (the real thing is no joke) will help thaw them out.

      PS: I note that the BBC have taken that bit off the current Home Page. I also note that the BBC have – already – replaced it with a bar telling over 75s that they might qualify for a free TV Licence and no doubt telling others “Come on, you are rich enough, cough up!” Already! So soon?

      The BBC greedy? And avaricious? I couldn’t possibly comment.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown-Victim
    “I felt something like a kick on my back and I fell over
    and saw this guy* run off”
    .. She’s just presumed it’s a man cos she has not described anything of the appearance.
    Anne Heggerty said she’s seen the bruises

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  32. StewGreen says:

    Abbott to pay licence fees of 110,00 pensioners
    …. oh did I misquote ?

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  33. StewGreen says:

    That’s 2 scary photos on this page
    … it’s good for your slimming.

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  34. Annunaki says:

    abbot.jpg

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  35. Navets says:

    I’m sorry if I am going over old ground, but I am just astonished at very the notion of a gender pay gap regarding men’s and women’s World Cups.
    It is one thing to support equal pay for people carrying out the same work (but different organisations will always pay

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  36. StewGreen says:

    BenPile on the money as ever

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    • G says:

      SG,
      “None. Both take us to the same place.”
      Aw! “Daddy, do we have to learn the colloquial Spanish tongue for Venezuela?”

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    • vesnadog says:

      Stew,

      “bankrupt party machines ”

      Talking about Machines.

      I hear that those who dish out the readies to each BBC employee whose name and face we never see have decided to send the whole outfit of mongrel BBC high earners to Las Vegas 3 times this year instead of the usual 2. But with the same giveaway licence fee budget.

      Well, what do you expect us to do with the left overs? Flipping eck we are over run with cash and now that we have cut back in our salaries (ok, I admit, except Garry L and I agree – his beard looks horrid on it) so what would you 75 yr olds do with it – come on, lets have it out if you think your hard enough.

      That last line I hear is a favourite of our Garry’s

      Allegedly.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    4pm Getting more non-traditional background people into law schools
    ah also – private prosecutions and Boris Johnson


    Ah that tweet graphic comes up differently
    On the BBC page it shows a Sikh man and BAME girl.

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  38. Navets says:

    I’m sorry if I am going over old ground, but I am just astonished at very the notion of a gender pay gap regarding men’s and women’s World Cups.
    It is one thing to support equal pay for people carrying out the same work (but different organizations cannot be forced to pay the same as others) but it is patently obvious that in this case they are not working side by side and the notion that women playing in their version of the World Cup being paid the same as men playing in their version is truly nonsensical.
    Undeterred, the BBC comes up with this load of piffle:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48530498

       14 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      “However, Fifa says commercial revenues from the Women’s World Cup cannot be separated out from other Fifa competitions, as rights are often sold as a package”

      in other words they have to give it away

         6 likes

    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      Advertising revenue, viewing figures on TV and bums on seats! 3 reasons why women will never earn what men earn playing football professionally 👍

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  39. G.W.F. says:

    Thinking about the TV licence charge to be re-imposed on the over 75s and the kind of argument that would convince the Government and the BBC to reverse their policy.

    Why should the hundreds of thousands Moslem D Day and Battle of Britain veterans who gave their lives to save Britain be forced to pay the TV tax?

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    • Navets says:

      GWF
      Regarding the re-imposition of the license fee for over 75’s, I don’t think either the BBC or the Government gives a damn. I can’t remove from my thoughts a scenario of a frail and confused 85 year old, exempt from payment for the last ten years, getting a knock on the door from one of the Capita Bonus Kings. What a wretched prospect.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm Harriet Gilbert is the one I’ve heard of,
    are the rest the usual libmob and virtue signalling ?
    \\ Comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean and singer/composer Hannah Peel share books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
    Hannah’s is Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino,
    Kiri is blown away by Nervous Conditions by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga
    and Harriett picks You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American Wife //

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Stew – I think Harriet usually runs a man-free zone. Apparently they don’t read books. Come to think of it, Antonia Quirke almost succeeds in a presenting a man-free film programme, and -on a Sunday night, the ‘Westminster Hour’ (Caroline Quinn) definitely has asperations in that direction. I should mention that men occasionally can be heard on R4, but you’ll probably have to do a little searching, if it’s culture or political views you’re after.
      You could conceivably come across a man on ‘Wimmin’s Hour’, but I don’t recall one. (There is a reason.)
      All in all -and on reflection, I think (perhaps a wee bit controversially) that wimmin’s licence fees should be increased, and men’s decreased, proportionally.
      Twould only be fair? And together with tolerance and diversity, we DO love fairness…

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  41. Celtic_Mist says:

    BBC brushing me off at the first stage of a (pointless nevertheless) complaint.

    Just wondering how much the BBC promoted or covered the protests in 2011?

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  42. Annunaki says:

    khan.jpg

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  43. Annunaki says:

    goat.jpg

    A change from the “school run” maybe…

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  44. Guest Who says:

    #CCBGB

    The Today Programme
    1 hr ·
    Want to work for the BBC? Here’s your chance to win one of six opportunities to get your foot in the door. 🎙️
    Enter here: https://bbc.in/2I9HId5

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  45. Guest Who says:

    All is not well in MSM bubblehead land.

    https://order-order.com/2019/06/11/channel-4-news-blame-brexit-sliding-viewing-figures/?

    Lucky Auntie has just secured a load of extra dosh.

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    • Annunaki says:

      It is not Auntie anymore it is the bastard nephew and niece fresh from their left wing indoctrinated educashun with a 3rd rate media degree willing to subvert the BBC to their agenda by selectively reporting and ignoring what they do not like whether it is news or not.

      Doctor Who and his female assistant becomes Doctor bint and the black people, out of the 85% white indiegenous population in this country they failed to find all but one white male out of 5 people nuff said

      (Except I bet shes lost the 1000 year no claims discount on the Tardis within weeks)

         12 likes

    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      It could also be because they employ some vacuous cow who got ‘owned’ by Jordan Peterson, and a racist called Jon Snow 🤔

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  46. Celtic_Mist says:

    I wasn’t aware of this –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48579890

    That would rule Hunt out of the running as far as the BBC are concerned because they make the case for keeping the 24 week limit

    /The Tory leadership contender has been criticised after saying his “personal view” was that the legal time limit for an abortion should be reduced from 24 weeks to 12./
    /Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said the foreign secretary’s personal views were “incredibly alarming”, while Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the leadership contest as a “horror show”, which included “attacks on abortion rights”/
    /Tweet by Nick Boles -Tory leadership candidates plan to see off Corbyn by promising a tax cut for the better off (including MPs), a drastic restriction in women’s abortion rights and the forced closure of Parliament during a No Deal Brexit. Have they taken leave of their senses?/
    /Mr Hunt had previously said he was in favour of reducing the legal time limit from 24 weeks to 12./
    /The law allows for abortions to be legally performed under certain conditions – such as if the pregnancy involves a greater risk to the physical or mental health of the woman, or her existing children, than having a termination.
    An abortion must be agreed by two doctors (or one in an emergency) and carried out by a doctor in a government-approved hospital or clinic.
    In 1990, the legal time limit for abortions was lowered from 28 to 24 weeks, deemed to be the point at which a foetus was “viable”./
    /But those arguing against a reduction cited studies, including one published in the British Medical Journal, showing that while survival rates had increased significantly for babies born at 24 and 25 weeks, they had not risen for babies born 23 weeks or less./

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    • Celtic_Mist says:

      As far as I’m aware the BBC quoted abortion law is not strictly enforced regarding the ‘mental health excuse’ or even the ‘two doctors rule’.
      What we have in reality is an NHS abortion service on demand –
      https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abortion/

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      • Annunaki says:

        Wonder how the BBC feel about under 16 year old schoolgirls gang raped around the country and their rights ?

        MPs call for law change after Rotherham grooming gang rapist given chance to meet victim’s son

        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/rotherham-grooming-gang-case-sammy-woodhouse-victim-son-sexual-abuse-a8656116.html

        It came after Sammy Woodhouse revealed that the man who raped her as part of a grooming gang was told he could apply for parental rights over her son, while serving a 35-year prison sentence

        Rotherham council invited him to apply for parental rights over my child, even though it was proven in court that he was a danger to myself and another children,” she said.

        Ms Woodhouse, who waived her right to lifetime anonymity to expose the Rotherham scandal, became pregnant at the age of 15.

        Arshid “Mad Ash” Hussain, who is 10 years older than Ms Woodhouse, was later jailed for 23 offences including rape and assault on victims as young as 11.

        He is not named on the birth certificate of Ms Woodhouse’s son and has never had parental responsibility for him under its legal definition.

        But Hussain was listed as a respondent in court proceedings instigated by Rotherham Council last year.

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      • vesnadog says:

        C,

        “It’s also sometimes known as a termination”

        Come on BBC – even Arnie of swarfega fame knew what it really meant and he didn’t try to hide it behind PC for fear of upsetting those 3 to 4 time abortion mums who claim they woun’t be able to get into their wedding dress unless.. baby has to go..

        Don’t worry girls, they are out there. This just an example:

        https://www.allure.com/story/bride-suggests-pregnant-bridesmaid-abortion-dress-fit-better

        Some mums had the abortion. I can’t seem to find that story?

        Evil.

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  47. Beltane says:

    Labour leader hopeful Tom Watson accuses the government of ‘breathtaking gall’ for criticising BBC plans to charge over-75s the full licence fee.
    What he fails to add – dare I suggest deliberately? – is that the gov did a deal: No sanction for licence fee increase if BBC carry cost of pensioners fees instead.
    So what’s the plan? BBC play the white man, if you’ll pardon the expression, and make a large and expansive gesture of generosity:
    ‘Over-75 Licence Fee Plan Cancelled!’
    ‘Tom Watson’s plea causes big BBC and Tory conscience U-turn!’
    ‘Government caves in, carries cost of Pensioner Fee Plan!’
    And down the line a bit, without too much fuss, unnecessary or confusing announcements – Newswatch springs to mind – the licence fee goes up. For the good of democracy, of course.

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  48. Navets says:

    No deal, good or bad?
    This is how the vast majority of the UK would be affected.
    A BBBC libtard masquerading as a journalist put to the sword;

       8 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Navets
      I normally turn off the news propaganda channel if our Martine is on it . Definitely not the sharpest knife in the box. Someone in the production area must have been screaming into her ear as she lost the argument .
      Strange interview – she was playing the role of ardent remainer instead of the “ neutral “ which the BBC takes so much pride in maintaining .

      It’s a shame she couldn’t have held the ring with a traitor remainer present to explain – for the umpteenth time in the last 3 years about the sellout deal …

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      • Annunaki says:

        A refusal to accept or listen, the but, but ,but smacks of desperation

           9 likes

      • vesnadog says:

        Fed,

        Our Martine soon gets on her high horse if she thinks she smells Brexit blood.

        You only need watch her body language (side on) to see that.

        The saying:

        “a little bit of knowledge can be a very dangerous thing” comes to mind when I see or hear “BBC Attenborough-I-only-read-it-from-a-script-written-by-someone-else” himself,

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  49. Navets says:

    Sad Dick;

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