Start the Week Open Thread 17 June 2019

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  1. StewGreen says:

    That Rochdale story is in the Yorkshire Post
    but the weird thing is it’s just a small column on page 3
    they’ve copied it from the Sunday Telegraph but didn’t put it on the front page !

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Rochdale the Sunday Telegraph story

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Someone called Anita rani claims that the go to type on tv is white and male – does that make her racist and sexist ? She could have gone for the sexual preference and got a threesome of prejudice .

    Apparently the person does a programme called’ country file ‘. Wiki says she got a degree in ‘broadcasting ‘ which presumably has ‘watching daytime tv’ on the curriculum….

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  4. fakenewswatcher says:

    Ah yes. Anita Rani. Until her arrival, Countryfile was “hideously white”, don’t you know…
    And men all over the show.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Yeh cos the British farmers and country folk are exceptionally unwhite.
      Must actually be 98, or 99% white surely.

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      • Halifax says:

        Like South Africa

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        • fakenewswatcher says:

          Halifax – probably true. Under attack daily. BBC news coverage: zero. ‘South Africa Today News’ 1171 reports on attacks in Citrusdal, Prieska and Standerton, yesterday.
          1170 is interesting: reports on racist Twitter messages from SA ‘ambassador’ to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela. Calling SA whites ‘land thieves’ and ‘cowards’ and talking about ‘our’ (i.e. black) land.
          I would say the cowards are gangs of armed men who attack farms, torturing and murdering. Favourite target: elderly people. Black farmworkers not immune either. 1170 reports on the murder of farmworker, Luan Preston, in Port Shepstone on 15 June. Strangled to death.
          As for Mandela: oblivious of her constitutional responsibility to represent ALL the people of SA, not scapegoating and attacking those she doesn’t like.
          The bigger picture is the attempt to take over -by terror- ‘white’-owned farms, a further stage in the ANC’s ‘National Democratic Revolution’. Not that they would admit it…
          The famous name on Twitter: HATE SPEECH the bbc won’t report on. Would contradict the narrative, big time.

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  5. Roland Deschain says:

    Apparently being right wing is now frowned upon by the police. And the BBC.

    It’ll soon be compulsory to be left wing.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Beebspeak
      Right-wing activity = bad
      Left-wing activity = good
      #Orwellian

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    • Dave S says:

      Displacement activity by a police force that is losing control of the streets and public confidence. In Bournemouth at the weekend thdee were two serious incidents. A man attacked and stabbed in the Royal Bath Hotel and two men stabbed in the centre. It is not just London.
      There is no real police presence now and what it will lead to is law abiding citizens staying in their homes at night and the slow death of town and city centres and the entertainments there. It is inevitable now.
      The job of the police is to keep the streets safe. To be a visible presence of the law. I spent time in the US and there the police are always visible or near at hand – at least they were in the cities i was in. There is no substitute for a uniform and a man sworn to uphold the law.
      Is it safe now to change trains in London after the rush hour? Is the tube safe or the buses? Here in the shires we know the answer and that is a resounding no.
      The mayor and his lot need to attend to the basics. As do all police officers.

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      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        Dave
        ” There is no substitute for a uniform and a man sworn to uphold the law.”

        There is no deterrent to crime like a police man with a gun. That’s why it works in the US.

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    • Dystopian says:

      #CCBGB

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    • Helen Richardson says:

      “Right-wing activity”? Does he mean voting, that sort of “activity”?

      I’m sure that dealing with it really is a “challenge” because it has a serious supply-and-demand problem. The supply of far-right extremism is not keeping up with demand – from the BBC, high ranking but low IQ plods, large sections of the HoP, the universities and other organisations with huge superfluous elements.

      Tell you what, you bloody fool, how about concentrating on street crime (a euphemism if ever there was one because I’ve never come across a “criminal street”) and antisemitism just for starters? No supply shortages there.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Mufti Hamid Patel might be a great guy and outstanding educator , he got a CBE
    but people will in today’s Virtue Signalling climate wonder if authorities picked him in the way they favour minorities
    The Yorkshire Post reports his school in Bradford has been graded Outstanding by Ofsted

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  7. StewGreen says:

    Friday pensioner’s march at BBC sites organised by the National Pensioners Convention

    Thursday big march at Media City, Salford

    I wonder if NPC is another Unions/Labour Party front group ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      NPC = robotic character in online games, that cannot think for itself

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    • NISA says:

      They expect they will get the BBC’s automatic support for more taxpayer spending. My local BBC news programme carries at least one report a day making demands for more government spending. They never consider addressing just who is volunteering to pay more tax.

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  8. Roland Deschain says:

    Here’s another beauty from the oh so unbiased Beeb.

    “Gems”

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  9. digg says:

    I think everyone needs to keep an eye on this…
    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper

    Masquerading as public safety champions it is in fact clear to see that this could be used to silence any opposition to the status quo or anyone the government decides it doesn’t like, a very dangerous direction in my opinion.

    I do notice the phrase “DCMS and the Home Office will also run a series of engagement workshops to convene civil society actors and user groups”

    … when I see the word Actors I realise that it’s a nice comfy way to say activists so they will be likely be discussing this with all manner of banner waving outfits from Greenpeace to Extinction Rebellion.

    This seems to be charter to banish all non-compliant speech.

    It has all the hallmarks of our friend Mr S*r*s I would deduce.

    The power that are trying to gain by this move is disproportionate and extremely serious and in my opinion will lead to the silencing of most dissenting voices including on sites such as this.

    If you read the whole document you will see that even a post such as this one could lead to very serious penalties.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      digg, thanks for posting and you’re right we need to be aware of what’s going on.

      Just taken a quick look, one phrase sticks out in particular for me: “government action to tackle online content or activity that harms individual users, particularly children, or threatens our way of life in the UK, either by undermining national security, or by reducing trust and undermining our shared rights.”

      I got all nostalgic hearing “they will not change our way of life” — it was a popular catchphrase back in the mid noughties but somewhat fell out of fashion, only to be substituted by “diversity is our strength” or “don’t look back in anger” or any number of similarly useless hashtag platitudes.

      Since then I’d say quite a lot of things about our way of life have indeed changed e.g. real concerns that a milkshake thrown in protest might contain acid… violent threats to primary school teachers for teaching the curriculum… diversity barriers across European cities… our national broadcaster stopping describing terror attacks as terror attacks… mass prayers allowed in Royal Parks which do not permit collective acts of worship… and on and on.

      And for the nth month running, according to MI5 the current threat from international terrorism in the UK is SEVERE.

      So which way of life needs protecting? It is clearer each day that we are not singing from the same hymn sheet as the powers that be.

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      • StewGreen says:

        You’ve got until July 1st to give your input

        The worst kind of censorship is self-censorship
        ..eg those people who stopped themselves speaking up about gromingRaping gangs

        See what people say on Twitter
        ==============

        When we were at school we got teased for being red-haired or short/fat or curly hair etc.
        There was not a big teacher shouting “THIS IS A HATE CRIME”
        instead we learnt to deal with it

        .. And thus the people being nasty were demeaning themselves .
        So I’d say to the consultation
        DON’T ban the speaker
        Rather TEACH the listener to have a skin to, switch it off instead of blubbering etc.

        and FFS look at the nastiness of MPs in the Commons
        =================

        It’s like the way schools should teach kids to be critical thinkers
        but instead they try to teach kids to classify news sources as magically trustable
        or untrustable

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        • Terminal Moraine says:

          Thanks Stew, I will input for sure.

          “1.23. Inaccurate information, regardless of intent, can be harmful”… vague enough to allow for the right kind of clampdowns…

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          • digg says:

            Spot on Terminal! it’s littered with half-truth “we know best” nudges like that. If this gets through to legislation we will be heading in Chinese State direction, I hear for instance punishing people for being “pre-criminal” i.e. Locking people we don’t agree with because we think they might do bad things…

            Even George Orwell would be amazed (and probably horrified) at how accurate he was with 1984… Just forty or so years early!

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  10. Sluff says:

    Some BBC definitions.
    ‘I’m a bit concerned about our continuing high nett annual immigration’ – Extreme Right wing racist
    ‘Why don’t we throw battery acid at people like Nigel Farage’ – an acceptable joker

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  11. Oldspeaker says:

    “Jailed mothers: The ‘terrible damage’ to children”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48663833

    A worthy social crusade indeed, but hold on…

    “Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women”
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/17/70_pc_tv_licensing_convictions_women/

    and,

    “More women than men are jailed over TV licences: Call for reforms after number of women sent to prison doubles in a year”
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4130060/More-women-men-jailed-TV-licenses.html

    Of course people are imprisoned for non payment of fines rather than tv tax dodging, but we all know the root cause.

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    • taffman says:

      Oldspeaker
      Today, another threat of ‘a visit’ letter from Tellygoons. They are coming to speak to me . But I have news for them, I don’t want to speak to them.

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      • Dystopian says:

        They really do believe they have some kind of authority don’t they. Pathetic.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        taffy, play BBC Radio4 at full blast through the letter box when they arrive.

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  12. taffman says:

    Now this looks interesting ………………………..
    “Peterborough by-election ‘malpractice’ police inquiry”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48665324
    Should Peterborough have a Brexiteer MP? Is this once great nation, the cradle of democracy, fast becoming a ‘Banana Republic?

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Fight!

    Wyre Davis liked it too, which of course does not mean endorsement.

    Brave of Rory, but one is sure the missus can cover the court fees.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Yeh the real scandal in Peterborough is Rod Liddle saying that some voters don’t speak English !

      If they start attacking your personality INSTEAD of your arguments
      then you are over the target
      and that is the reason you are getting the flak.

      BTWRory says that is his personal account
      and his work one is @BBCRoryCJ ‏

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    • StewGreen says:

      @iain_mk2 replied to Rory CJ
      \\ You’re the kind of bloke who ignored the mass rape of girls by Muslim gangs
      because it was “racist” to even consider it.
      Idiocy.//

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  14. Guest Who says:

    BBC Newsbeat.

    This woman wants to change the way people view her career.

    ***

    The youth channel. Go on, guess…

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  15. Guest Who says:

    OT, but that nut job May still seems embedded and currently greeting every obscure TWS potentate she can wear a powder blue jump suit from Space 1999 to do so.

    When does she get the shepherd’s crook of political obscurity from stage left?

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  16. Guest Who says:

    BBC Comedy

    “The only person we’ll tolerate facts from any more is David Attenborough.”

    ***

    This is of course the wisdom of Nish, so it may not be, as such, accurate.

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  17. StewGreen says:

    7pm BBC1 The daily agenda pushing show … Climate/refugees/StopBrext/StopTrump/Stop Boris etc
    8pm R4 Analysis on investigates whether the UK should be an early adopter of green energy tech.
    9pm BBC1 War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall , presenting his findings to Environment minister Michael Gove …etc.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Analysis is on at 8:30pm
      The 8pm show appears to be airing Andy Burnham’s PR person a lot
      ..the show promises to tackle him on the problems with his homelessness scheme.

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  18. pugnazious says:

    It must be disconcerting for the likes of Gove & Co to come onto the BBC for an interview about their campaign for the Tory leadership and find the only subject the BBC wants to talk about is Boris….specifically what dirt they have on him and isn’t he an awful chap who is unfit to lead the country? The BBC’s only narrative about Boris is an extreme negative one…apparently he has no good characteristics worth mentioning.

    Humphrys this morning stated as a matter of fact that Boris ‘lacked moral probity’…Boris apparently tells lies and is incompetent…and here, Humphrys told us, we have to look at the tragic case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Do we? Isn’t her plight in fact because of the work she did for the BBC as it tried to undermine the Iranian regime in 2009? Blaming Boris for stating what was absolute fact about her work whilst refusing to admit the BBC’s own direct and deep involvement in the case rather smacks of a ‘lack of moral probity’ on the BBC’s part.

    This is the BBC that has spent 3 years lying about Trump’s supposed collusion with the Russians, that has spent 3 years lying about Brexit, that spreads dangerous lies claiming white US police officers are in essence executing unarmed black men, that told a highly damaging lie about the Iraq War and which has spread disinformation about the West’s role in the Muslim world serving to further the Islamist terrorits’ cause as well as helping to create a wave of anti-semitism across Europe with its anti-Israel rhetoric and by its championing of mass Muslim immigration into Europe….I could go on and on listing the lies and lies by omission but that’ll do for now, you get the idea….the BBC trying to hold Boris to account for a ‘lack of moral probity’ is like the Catholic Church chastising the BBC for failing to stop Jimmy Saville.

    The BBC is of course quite happy to have the pro-EU fanatic John Major as a figure of upstanding character and no doubt with plenty of that moral probity…despite having an extended affair with Edwina Curry and a deeply undemocratic nature which sees people who oppose his views as ‘bastards’…and things haven’t changed much as he plots and schemes to stop Brexit and crash democracy in this country undermining Parliament and its values as he sells out Britain, its national interest and the people who voted for Brexit to a foreign power…then again he was at the tiller as he tried to keep us in the ERM at huge cost…his pro-EU urges costing the country dear…..a finer display of moral probity you will not find I’m sure.

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  19. Stevie m says:

    Boris getting up the noses of the Msm. Donald would be so proud. They are going to be beside themselves tomorrow when Rory bites the dust. Wouldn’t surprise me if chukka asked Boris for a cabinet job

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  20. Dover Sentry says:

    When Boris is elected I see a changed front bench:

    No Rudd
    No Hammond
    No Javid
    No Gove
    No Gauke

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    • Dystopian says:

      Can’t wait.

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    • lojolondon says:

      I will be very disappointed if any member of the current Cabinet is in the new Cabinet. They were selected for subjugation, they did whatever May ordered them to, not a single thinker among them. Not one will be missed.

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  21. Dystopian says:

    Did I hear correctly today that Donald Trump said he knows who was responsible for 9/11…. and the BBC haven’t reported it? Why not?

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Th original Project Fear – kids edition
    Newsround on Climate Change
    Do you love fish and chips?
    If the answer is yes, we’ve got some bad news.

    The classic cod or haddock in crispy batter could be off the chip shop menu in the future because of climate change, according to a new study.

    HYS is open for kid age accounts only

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    • digg says:

      This looks like the usual opening tactics from the anti-mob. Realising that they have possibly concentrated so much on meat that they forgot some people eat fish instead of Tofu, they begin at the bottom with “maybe you won’t be able to get cod”, then “you might think you are getting cod but you are possibly eating a Vietnamese crap substitute”…. I predict the that this will slowly evolve through “does eating fish cause cancer?” then “can fish feel pain?” to the eventual “Fish is murder!” OH! hang on, that would break the snappy banner aliteration so maybe it will become “Fish is Flatulence”

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  23. theleftwilleatitself says:

    StewGreen,
    Exactly why we don’t pay the telly tax anymore, so our daughter doesn’t start spouting sh*te like this.
    Absolute nonsense. Life is for living 👍

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  24. Doobster78 says:

    Utter bollox Diane, complete and utter bollox !!!!

       58 likes

    • Dystopian says:

      So typical of her to put two and two together and get err six?

      The response was very good. Worth a listen.

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  25. NISA says:

    What proportion of people reading this
    The US President re-tweeted a message criticising Mr Khan’s record on knife crime referring to “Londonistan”.
    will assume that Trump had used the word Londonistan?
    He did not .It was included in a tweet by Katie Hopkins referring to knife crime in London, which was the aspect of the tweet to which Trump was responding.

    The reporting of this appears to have misled Jeremy Hunt
    Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he would not have used the same language as Mr Trump although he “agreed 100%” with him about the mayor’s failings on serious crime.
    Trump’s actual language in his tweet?


    LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!
    Not much there to offend Hunt!!
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48663546

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    • StewGreen says:

      There is probably a name for this kind or PR trick of creeping away from the actual thing to something sounding more severe
      ie “RAPE tweet” was used to describe Sargon’s rhetorical tweet to Jess Phillips

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The Guardian- of all papers is carrying a fairly negative story about violent crime in east London around Stratford and the blame lying with the mayor .
      It’s not just him – it’s the likes of the Guardian and other snowflakes who don’t want force used on feral kids who have become lawless as a result .

      When the next riots come the msm will be running around playing the blame game yet it is the very Left which has bred violent amoral yoof who aren’t much more than animals

      I’m not sure that the general population would accept the pain of putting this situation right so matters will continue for the foreseeable future with ineffective coppers more concerned about upsetting ‘ the community ‘ than enforcing the law .

      As an east londoner – it’s 24 hour two tones , police helicopter and plenty of police tape on a fairly regular basis . After school can feel like a riot is about to happen in the local bus station .

      If I was being really brutal – a lot of the casualties at the moment are ‘players’ and not decent people -but that won’t last for long .

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      • The General says:

        Sadiq Khan is blaming the recent murders in London on cuts…..

        Errr yes………..deep ones.

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  26. Thoughtful says:

    More than 20 shows on the BBC’s new £32m Scottish TV channel attract ZERO viewers as public brands it ‘rubbish’ and a ‘waste’ of the licence fee

    No viewers tuned in to 21 programmes on BBC’s new £32million channel
    On another day programmes on Scottish channel averaged 7,200 viewers

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  27. StewGreen says:

    Are the BBC currently running 3 different Anti-Brexit Have Your Says ?
    ..and the trailer advertising “put your question” comes up obsessively on Radio4 & local radio etc

    Tool that monitorsopen HYS
    and deleted comments
    http://www.ihysdb.com/Home/Home

    hang on they just closed the Brexit-uncertainty HYS

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  28. pugnazious says:

    You can thank the BBC, Corbyn and fellow travellers for the fear…..

    ‘“Jewish families in Western Europe need to treat every day like September 1 1939”

    Uncomfortable truths….

    When you have a Home Secretary who claims he suffers from discrimination and yet is in one of the most powerful positions in government…

    When you have a Muslim woman complaining relentlessly about Islamophobia in Britain who is a Baronness and was the Tory Chair and gets a fawning red carpet treatment from the media which hangs off her every word….

    When you have a Labour MP, the shadow justice minister , propagating islamification…
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/17/eu-islamophobia-britain-orban-china-muslims

    When you have constant attacks undermining ‘white’ Britain. its history and culture from black and Muslim agitators that the BBC gives high profile platforms to….

    When you have BBC black and Asian journalists, highly successful, still moaning about discrimination….‘Anita Rani: ‘posh white men are the default on TV’ ‘ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/17/anita-rani-posh-white-men-default-tv/

    And ”Why BBC Sport can’t escape sports journalism’s problem”
    ‘I want to focus here on people from the first part of that acronym. And the fact is, the sports media industry is failing black people and BBC Sport is no different.’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/46571432

    When even the most successful people who are privileged and elevated still play the race card you must realise ‘integration’ will never work…..they are as integrated as they will ever be and yet they see themselves as not part of British society…not because white people reject them but because they themselves reject white people and what they see as ‘white society and culture’.

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Watching this, it is surprising how one word seems to have been forgotten in the West: ‘Invasion’
      All those commemorations, poppies, WW2 literature, etc. yet it’s quietly going on everywhere.
      There seem to be two realities…

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    • Doublethinker says:

      We have reached a stage in this country where large numbers of white people believe that ‘white is bad and coloured is good’. It’s the same in many other western countries. This ‘white is bad’ segment of the population when coupled with the rapidly growing but diverse ethnic segment , are able to call the shots on the development of our society. Will the white self haters wake up to the future that they are creating for their children? I doubt it. I think the future for most white people in the UK in the latter half of this century is a bleak one.
      But for long will the diverse ethnic groups hold together? Muslims have repeatedly shown round the world that they will not tolerate other religions and sooner or later they will start vying for power with other ethnicities. None of the other groups will be as acquiescent as the whites . They won’t let themselves be pushed around, made into second class citizens , whilst at the same time paying the financial bill.
      No matter how self abasing the white population is multiculturalism will not end well. It was a mistake and will remain a mistake for the rest of time.

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      • fakenewswatcher says:

        Doublethinker- Not necessarily ‘white is bad’ at the beginning, but rather ‘white only society is bad’. Still trying to figure out whether there could have been any other reason for this than ‘guilt’ and some altruism. It is a largely baffling phenomenon, not having happened in e.g. China, Japan or most Asian and African countries. The Chinese are not eager to have a ‘multicultural’ society; nor the Japanese.
        Next stage: Importation; there is little awareness of danger, as the numbers are small.
        Next stage: Invasion & and large-scale invader reproduction. Numbers swell. Some indigenous people think this is great or pretend to. Others don’t.
        It is now that race cards are played, the white guilt becomes more acute, the resistance is born, and as NUMBERS change – ‘white really is bad’- for the first time.
        All these stages are accompanied by virtue-signalling, which grows ever more strident, supported by subversive institutions like the media, politicised police, poor quality border enforcers and the universities.
        But the resistance too grows; not everyone enjoys their country changing into some other place, in front of their very eyes. Not everyone enjoys their country being absorbed by an unaccountable empire.

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      • G says:

        DT,
        “….sooner or later they will start vying for power with other ethnicities.” Murders in Londonistan, anyone……..

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      • vesnadog says:

        D,

        ” We have reached a stage in this country where large numbers of white people believe that ‘white is bad and coloured is good’. It’s the same in many other western countries.”

        Not BBC but I’m sure the gays within our national fraud machine will simply love to be in Australia just now. I couldn’t quite believe this photo but I’ve checked its all very legal. I pity the poor children of Australia – and the UK as its only a matter of time before these kind of deviant demands are granted here:

        The photo shows deviants holding young girls on their laps – with permission from the Australian government with special access to these children by prowling the public libraries in Australia:

        eXAiSPG.jpg

        I think we are losing the battle to protect the children’s minds from every kind of sexual approach from certain adults.

        I am absolutely shocked that these kind of things are being allowed?.

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  29. davylars says:

    The BBC 10 o’clock news once more Reporting (interfering) with another country.
    It’s China’s turn tonight. Allegedly locking up millions of Muslims for re-education. Claiming they are being brainwashed by the Chinese to stop them from being Islamic.
    A bit hypocritical from the British Brainwashing Corporation, that are constantly and unrelentingly trying to brainwash the British public with their left wing pro-Islamic agenda…
    .

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  30. StewGreen says:

    R4 Start The Week
    \\ Who is this on #StartTheWeek trying to turn the BoE into a policy branch of the environment agency? //

    but she is rarely on the BBC ?
    Yeh
    \\ Jun 15 @Miatta Fahnbulleh
    Thanks for having me on @Jo_Coburn on #PoliticsLive.
    Really enjoyed the show. //

    May 23rd She was on Question time

    Mar 7th Politics This Week

    her dissertation : the adoption of and success of industrial policy in Ghana and Kenya
    D1DzxYpW0AIcRmK.jpg:small

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  31. StewGreen says:

    In the whole of the Middle East
    It is Israel that is the nastiest to gays
    #ThinkLikeABeeboid
    https://bbcwatch.org/2019/06/17/bbcs-yolande-knell-recycles-her-jerusalem-pride-report-with-a-little-help/

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  32. Doobster78 says:

    6.50am and already pig sick of hearing about Rory Stewart !!!!

    Just stick him in Number 10 now according to the BBC and msm.

    Piers also likes him but at least he pointed out his voting record. The bleeding heart liberals are fawning all over him , those that protest against austerity, the bedroom tax for example , the exact things old Rory voted FOR !!!!!

    The good old left hey !!!! Morals of alley cats !!!!!

    Let’s hope he gets booted out in today’s ballot so we don’t have to suffer this nutter and this love in, any longer.

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    • JimS says:

      But Rory will put on his walking boots and hike from London to Ben Nevis and the people will rise up and follow him and camp on the foothills sharing out five chipatis and two bowls of dahl.

      And Rory will come down from the mountain bearing a solar-powered tablet with a tweet, “Aim low and you will not be disappointed”, and the MSM will bow down and worship him and the people will cry out as one, “P off, you tosser!”

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Jim
        There is , on this site , a friend by the name of ‘chanceygardner’. Rory reminds me of the Peter Sellers character – the one who ‘likes to watch ‘.

        God only knows what MPs call him behind his back .

        Today he said parliament must follow the law on brexit . However my Stewart’s knowledge of the law and mine aren’t the same . According to the law the UK will leave the EU (again ) on 31 October . No amount of marches , hunger strikes , mad blokes on college green , parliamentary motions – affect that law .
        So run down the clock and let’s finally leave ….

        And please god – can at least 2 candidates get killed off by their own MPs this lunch time – the hopeless Saj ( who says he was in ‘finance ‘ now – before it was ‘banking ) and mad Rory – the new remainer star the male soubry ….

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      • Not Gwent says:

        JimS

        ” the MSM will bow down and worship him”

        More likely they’d turn on him in the moment of triumph.

        Never trust a serpent.

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  33. Dover Sentry says:

    Rory wouldn’t find a home in The Brexit Party, that’s for sure.

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  34. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    It looks like the types of anti democratic mouths like Soubry and grieve have a new brand competitor , Rory . He had a lovely chat with his number 1 fan Tourette’s Robinson . Who didn’t interupt him .

    Rory is like a more advanced Greta . A new flavour the MSM decides to like . Empty . And as a remainer the BBC love him .

    Pity he won’t be in the debate tonight because the mAitless will probably swap spit with him

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  35. Guest Who says:

    She possibly is not making the best of cases for the LF.

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      “Now she’s drug-free and the happiest she’s been for years!”
      That reminds me of the Withnail quote in Withnail and I about Jeff Woad.
      Well Danielle you can start tossing your orb about again then can’t you 👍

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  36. Doobster78 says:

    Crazy …. equality hey ….don’t you just love it !!!

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    • taffman says:

      Guess what ?
      Al Beeb don’t do comedy.
      They haven’t done since Pontius was a ‘pilot’.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile…

      ****
      BBC Radio 4

      “Their show featured eight foot tall, anatomically correct vaginas spraying whipped cream over the audience.”

      ***

      Well, I laughed.

      #CCBGB

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    • Not Gwent says:

      Didn’t know that ITV still did comedy!

      I suppose that the likes of Benny Hill would be out as they wrote their own stuff?

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    • Sluff says:

      Oh for those halcyon days.
      Galton, Simpson, Milligan, and Sykes used to share offices. They didn’t necessarily write together, but I imagine the idea-sharing over a beer or tea was much to the purpose.
      Then there were the teams which overlapped but became the Pythons, the Goodies, with Marty Feldman and Barry Cryer.
      By modern standards, these giants were impoverished. They’d never make it nowadays.
      All white you see. And no females.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Surlenny undergoing gender reassignment as we speak.

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        • Terminal Moraine says:

          The recent Ghostbusters remake might be the canary in the coal mine, time to evacuate popular culture altogether…

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      • The General says:

        Benny Hill would not be shown on today’s tv. A man chasing a scantily clad good looking young woman is a definite no no.
        A man chasing a scantily clad man on the other hand…….

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  37. Dover Sentry says:

    The input of Jo Brand would I’m sure be welcome…

    It would be sexist but sensible to refuse her. Health & Safety, you understand.

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  38. Stevie m says:

    Last week Rory Stewart got a magnificent 19 votes and the blonde guy got 114, have the BBC got these numbers mixed up ? More chance of Rod Stewart becoming PM

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  39. chancygardner says:

    I’d wondered why the bbbc had put up a news article about the writing staff for a rival company’s programme. Then within seconds it became apparent.

    On the issue itself however, there is sense in having several writers involved because minds work differently. Deliberately shoehorning women into an ITV comedy writing team won’t make much difference though. I’m fairly certain that the end result will be about as funny as a wet fish.

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  40. Sluff says:

    Innocently switched on BBC Breakfast TV at 0840 for the weather forecast.
    Silly me. They were in full-on virtue signalling
    First, masquerading as a Le Mans car race story – an organisation called Team Brit which is an initiative for badly disabled people to track race.
    Straight afterwards, a story about a 1960s initiative in the USA to put a group of women into space, masquerading as a book promotion.
    The sting in the tail here was that the American lady being interviewed about it went off on one and was hard to manage.
    Ha ha ha.

    PS i have of course no issue with the disabled group mentioned, a bunch of admirable and tough people, only the disingenuity of the world’s most trusted broadcaster. Any chance of a feature on able bodied white males? Or underperforming working class white school children? No, thought not.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, at least BBC TV mentioned Le Mans. It has been apparently completely bypassed by Radio 4 News.

      Now there’s a burning question for Gary ‘Sport’ or his brother Rob to tackle: will Alonso now go all out to try to win the Indy 500 next year and complete motorsports’ Triple Crown before net zeroing everywhere around the world kicks in?

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      • Sluff says:

        Up2
        You are way too positive and optimistic.
        Like you, I naively thought the mention of Le Mans would refer to the recent race and Alonso’s (rather lucky) win.
        Oh no. The BBC propagandists only mentioned Le Mans to get our attention. There was no other mention of the race. The story was actually that the Team Brit disabled drivers initiative hoped to become the first disabled team to enter Le Mans ( in what appeared to be a souped up suitably adapted Ford Fiesta).
        To borrow from another sport, the whole thing was a spectacular own goal. If all they had done was to show the can-do disabled folk having a go at racing there would not have been an issue. As it was, the bBBC opened themselves up the ridicule they so rightly deserve,

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  41. JamesArthur says:

    Fed
    I am with you on this.. he may be the love of the MSM and the BBC but he is just odd..and I really don’t care if he walked across Iran or Iraq or Afghanistan…Why is my question?

    Give Rory his due he knows how to work the press…but they are dumb…Why hasn’t the BBC raised his promise to resign if he didn’t solve the prisons problem? Maybe it is because latest figures show he would have been resigning – but they moved him before the year was up.. His comment in April that he was doing /done a good job was soundly condemned by many…
    If something (someone) seems too good to be true it (he/she) probably is…

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    • Sluff says:

      Stewart is trying the Jezza tactic.
      Be different when everyone else looks, sounds and essentially is the same.
      Then you get noticed and with luck a good proportion of the electorate in question will appreciate you for that, while the others cancel each other out and split their vote.
      The difference here is that Jezza had more conviction, long previous form, and an existing if small fan base on which to build.

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      • G says:

        Sluff,
        Might work for Jezza but the Conservative voters, I am sure, are a bit more bright than their counterparts.

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    • Colboysigma says:

      Here in Appleby Cumbria, Rory (if indeed that is his real name) is our local MP. To put in mildly, and at odds with BBC coverage, he is utterly despised around here. He even cancelled his last “Surgery” most likely he didn’t want to face the locals particulary with regards to the “cultural diversity and vibrancy” that the Appleby Horse Fair brings for a week in June. (i.e. mayhem)
      I confidently predict he’s out at the next election to be replaced with Brexit Party. We voted 65:35 LEAVE!

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      • G.W.F. says:

        We have to follow the tradition set by reporters who speak of Yaxley Lennon.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Col
        The MSM seems to miss the bit about representing your constituency . How the hell did such a weirdo get the seat in the first place ?
        Sadly I fear it may be harder to get rid of him now that he is a favoured celebrity – he ll be doing the dancing , have I got stuff , ancestors , am I really black ? Shows in the very near future and they’ll be using the’ oh Jeremy Corbyn ‘chant for the mad fool as well .

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      • Guest Who says:

        Bit awks if he ended up leader of actual MPs.

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      • tarien says:

        Stewarts constituents voted a majority for Leaving the EU-so he had better pay attention to that fact otherwise he can be certain that he will not regain that seat.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        Colboy
        That’s probably why BBC haven’t ventured outside the bubble to speak to anyone about him – Yes the Appleby fair.. jesus, a lawless rampage by the good heather selling folk…
        How did he get voted in there?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      James – but he doesn’t even look too good to be true . That character has gone interviews and just made things up , been challenged and admitted making stats up . Of lying .

      The drugs he took obviously had an affect of his brain lets just hope a better ‘brand ‘ comes along to attract the MSM. Oh Annie Soubry ,where are you when we need you …?

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  42. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC News TV 24 Hours. 08.50

    “Business News”

    I listened for almost twenty eight seconds.

    Hosted by two women who looked like middle-aged BBC weather girls. I strongly suspect that they had not an ounce of business experience between them.

    American woman guest with the obligatory croaky-voice being interviewed. Shares were rising in a firm that produced artificial meat. Big advantage apparently as less green house gas emissions, healthier and ticks all the boxes for investment…. Suddenly, my off switch was activated.

    Even Business News is a vehicle for the BBC’s Left wing narrative.

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  43. Oldspeaker says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48671092
    “MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out”

    I’m sympathetic with the experiences she has been through, many many women, and indeed families are affected by miscarriage. How it relates to the matter in hand, other than to garner sympathy is debatable. Ultimately I read “wah wah wah, I want it all but can’t have it’.

       19 likes

    • lojolondon says:

      Yes, I want to be the next PM – but I also want to take a couple of years off and chill out at home with my kids while all my male colleagues put in 60-hour weeks. How sexist it is here in Parliament!!

         11 likes

      • JamesArthur says:

        Yes I just thought she was bleating on….oh it’s all needed for my constituents
        Well here’s a solution – take your baby to work like that other female MP did (except she just did it to get on TV)…it’s your office , your rules…
        oh sorry what you meant Stella was that you wanted 6 months off on full pay…how about your husband/wife helping out..
        Stop bloody moaning. MPs you are all becoming a disgrace…rant over

           1 likes

        • vesnadog says:

          James.

          I seem to remember Ruth Kelly once the labour MP for Bolton north managed perfectly well not too long ago.

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  44. Dystopian says:

    Re Khan’s comments on the POTUS;

    Replace the word “racists” with “patriots resisting an Islamic takeover of their country”…

    “That’s one of my concerns about Donald Trump – he’s now seen as a poster boy for racists around the world, whether you’re a racist in this country, whether you’re a racist in Hungary, a racist in Italy, or a racist in France.”

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Thanks, Stew.

      Here’s an extract:-

      “”For example, according to recent Treasury figures, the annual cost of an MEP is three times the cost of an MP in the House of Commons. “”

      “”Indeed, most Remainer MEPs are easily flattered into believing they deserve every penny. But this is delusional. Wherever you stand on the Brexit divide, I think voters deserve a more honest critique of the ludicrous excesses on offer to MEPs.””

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  45. Up2snuff says:

    I missed yesterday’s Book of the Week. Took a risk and listened this morning.

    Should not have bothered. There wasn’t one. Some sort of short play or dramatised ‘thing’ with music and effects. No wonder the kids of today can’t read, don’t read – and spend all their time developing neuroses on-line – the present R4 culture does not encourage it.

    That Gwynneth Williams woman has done immense damage to BBC Radio4 and our nation.

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  46. Up2snuff says:

    belated coffee-break TOADY Watch #1

    Mary Creagh MP (Lab) wants to make clothes more expensive for poor people. Fine, if we could ALL be like the 1980s/1990s Socialist popstar featured in a recent ES Magazine (freebie from Evening Standard publisher), pictured in £8000 clothes & ‘designer clothes’. If you bother to check, Mary, you will find that behind all those wild claims of ‘Tory austerity’ that you & your Party colleagues make, there is the truth that while we haven’t had or have true austerity in the UK, there’s not a lot of spare cash among the four to six lower income deciles in our nation.

    And taxes, even 1p ones, can have unintended consequences, especially when set before Chancellors and Bank of England Governors who love inflation. Do you really want to deprive women, predominantly, in developing countries from having an income? Do you want to prevent them, perhaps, buying education for themselves or their children that will improve their futures?

    What’s that you ask, TOADY Presenter? What’s that you say, Mary?

    Deafening silence.

       13 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Mary Creagh MP a Global Warming fanatic
      who put her constituency and its grooming gangs as way down the priority list.
      #IslingtonBubbleworld

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  47. jakita says:

    Well I can’t see this item on the BBC news pages!

    Maybe it’s because according to Remainers it will be a disaster if Britain leave the European trading bloc! Yet here is the ECB warning of low inflation, and the Euro is tumbling against the pound. Ignore the Remainer lies/delusions, Britain needs a WTO Brexit!

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/1141794/euro-pound-exchange-rate-price-latest-eur-gbp-mario-draghi-european-central-bank

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    • Up2snuff says:

      jakita, think you have got that Euro:£ thing back to front. The £ rate has fallen in last couple of months from €1.17+ to €1.12+. Would not want you to fall victim to maxi!

      Agree with you on Remainer delusions: again looking at the market it appears it has taken a view that the risk of UK not leaving is a reason to sell. OK, to be fair Hong Kong & Gulf tensions will exacerbate that but UK is important economy to the world, disproportionate to its size. Wonder if the caretaker PM remembered or even thought about that fact before foolishly committing us to UK CO2 Net Zero in 2050?

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  48. tarien says:

    Going into a supermaket this morning I noticed a heading on one of the papers referring to the fact that Nigel Fararge would not entertain talks with Boris Johnson if her became Prime Minister-Now I’ve always been a supporter of Farage for his great efforts in bringing about a referendum on whether we stayed or left the EU, however I would warn him that in making such a comment (of course that’s if he did so) would be harmful to his popularity and to his parties future successes . Nothing should be ruled out by the present leader of the Brexit Party no matter if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister as he is so far the only candidate to have stated clearly that the UK will leave the EU on 31st October come what may.

       11 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Agree, tarien. Making policy, apparently on the hoof, is very unwise. Nigel Farage should be concentrating on other things right now, anyway.

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    • Beltane says:

      Boris has also said that he will ‘put Farage back in his box…’ which could come back to bite him in particular, and the Tory party in general. Sad bunch.
      Speaking of which, the final part of Thatcher on BBC2 last night also featured a sad bunch – some of them still hard at their craft. My Lord of Heseltine starred as only he would think he deserves. What a total arsehole, quite staggeringly vain enough to see himself as ‘Margaret’s natural successor’ yet thick enough to fail to get the message when Grey Major got the job. And currently deluded enough to see himself as a statesman and patrician. The Italian medical services should pay reparations.

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