Midweek Open Thread 19 June 2019

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  1. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Not confirmed but I will do some hunting around to see if there is anything in this:

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  2. NISA says:

    Incredible that without any hint of sarcasm the Sun’s political editor considers Maitlis’s constant snarky interruptions more important than the words of the candidates. All journalists puss in the same pot?

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    • Not Gwent says:

      Talking over @maitlis

      Perhaps @maitlis lacked gravitas? I know if @maitlis doesn’t invite the ‘rutting stags’ back @maitlis can get @maitlis’s points across?

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    I wonder how many of the Fascist left in the USA can sing these lyrics with a clear conscience

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    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      A tad more inspiring than ‘God Save The Queen’ ?

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      • Helen Richardson says:

        Depends on the rendition. This is the full works. Most of the time it is played by a military band and sounds, to me, like a silly little tune lifted from a Disney cartoon.

        ‘God Save The Queen’ has been used from Thailand to Greece to Germany. This ditty, as far as I’m aware, hasn’t.

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  4. Sluff says:

    Having rather fewer resources than our £4bn a year state funded Islamic State Broadcaster, naturally I would find it difficult to check out ‘member of the public’ Imam Abdullah’s credentials as a school deputy head. Which sounds such a mainstream role, does it not?
    Judge for yourselves
    http://primary.al-ashraf.org.uk
    And how are they doing?
    Errr, not very well.
    http://primary.al-ashraf.org.uk/reports/OfstedReport2018.pdf

    So the bBBC’s idea of impartial and representative is an Imam who is the deputy head of a fee-paying Islamic school not up to standard and with under 200 pupils.

    Amazing. What are the chances of that?

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    • cromwell says:

      Yes I’ve been listening this afternoon to the BBC news total suprise that he had those Twitter posts and also the other fellow who was on was a labour activist. What a shock, ha the BBC think we are absolutely stupid. It’s obvious the BBC knew all about these two characters and I wouldn’t be suprised that the BBC and labour worked hand in glove over that. The BBC are doing their utmost to crash boris’s chances. SLIMEBALLS.

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  5. chancygardner says:

    I just finished reading the latest report (55 minutes ago) on the bbbc site regarding the Tory leadership race. Here is the number of times each candidate is mentioned in the article

    Jeremy Hunt 2
    Sajid Javid 5
    Michael Gove 6
    Dominic Raab 6
    Boris Johnson 8
    Rory Stewart 14

    This is a rhetorical question: Why would Mr Stewart be mentioned so often?

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  6. fakenewswatcher says:

    Liz Truss is on R4: listen.
    Evan may get more than he bargained for…
    Caroline Quinn did.
    (Evan started off very happy that the three unconditional Brexiteers are ‘gone’.)

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    • Not Gwent says:

      I thought Liz Truss’s ‘bar stools’ comment was relevant. All that was missing were the pints and crisps.

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  7. john in cheshire says:

    On LBC a short while ago, a slot given over to the elusory far right groups who are apparently discussing muslims and islam in private conversations on line, in not very complimentary words. As usual, the basic message is that muslims are the eternal victims, they never harm anyone and never ever say anything nasty about anyone. Therefore these horrible English men and women must have their freedom of thought and speech curtailed. There was no effort at all by the LBC mouthpiece to ask the obvious question: what have muslims done that causes these English men and women to criticise them so severely?

    I for one know exactly why they have negative thoughts about muslims and the evidence is there and growing by the day. But for LBC and the rest of the MSM swamp they refuse to acknowledge it. One of these days, probably sooner than the swamp rats expect, islam is going to hit them smack in the face and I wonder how they’ll react when that day comes.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Double page spread in the Times
    is not illustrated by a backlit cooling tower
    the pic comprises of two objects with a background : guess what ?
    ffing cliche

    \\ David King, the man who wants to refreeze the Arctic to combat climate change
    Scientist David King’s measures to end the foot and mouth crisis were extreme. But his ideas to stop climate change are off the scale //

    Very few readers
    In the comments unusually for the Times
    11 alarmists turned up and threw the “denier” label around
    only 9 skeptics turned up, but they wrote far more.

    =======
    Second article I’m nervous of Boris Johnson, says climate expert Sir David King”
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/235801d8-9219-11e9-a481-4ab277f81b7e

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      Thought I point you in the direction of a couple of excellent articles in Breitbart’s app today

      1) regarding the disastrous Brexit debate last night in which Farage was the clear winner

      2) ITV’s frankly ridiculous decision to ban all-male comedy writing teams.

      Sorry I can’t do actual links but they’re both in the app and basically hit the nail on the head 👍

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      • StewGreen says:

        links ?
        mouse over address bar
        right or long click ..brings up “copy”
        then come in the comment box here where right or long click brings up “paste”

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      David King Canute orders the Prime Minister to start refreezing the Arctic by 31st October. Will Boris start refreezing the Arctic in November or will the EU stop him. The Queen says “the only part of my kingdom in the Arctic is in the north of Canada, but we wont know if we are successful in refreezing the Arctic until the spring of next year, because its dark in the Arctic till then”. Boris says “I cant order the Canadians to refreeze the Arctic because they aren’t Remainers. Canexit meant they left Europe using the British North America Act of 1867“.

      Jo Brand says “anyone who makes jokes about this refreeze the Arctic business should have battery acid thrown over them”

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    • StewGreen says:

      That Times article contains a fabricated photo of a polar bear on an iceberg
      as explained here
      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/12/15/the-polar-bear-gate-saga-how-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-lies-paul-nicklen-and-michael-mann-vs-susan-crockford/

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  9. Sluff says:

    While we are rightly focussing on Imam Abdullah on the biased BBC ‘s abject Tory leadership programme……
    It turns out that another ‘member of the public’ was….a recent Labour Party candidate in the local elections !!!!
    Who says so ? The Guardian !!!!!!
    Take a bow, ‘typical member of the public’, …..Aman Thaker, who regards Hitler’s worst crime as appropriating the concept of nationalism.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/19/disappointing-and-deluded-imam-lambasts-tory-hopefuls-on-islamophobia
    Scroll down towards the bottom.
    Or try
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9328914/bbc-failed-tell-viewers-tory-debate-guest-worked-labour/
    The BBC. The biased gift that keeps on giving…….

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Would the BBC have used barstools for the candidates debate if one had been a woman ?

    I doubt it ..#EverydaySexism

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  11. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Leadership debate: BBC defends vetting process after imam’s tweets emerge””

    “”The broadcaster said: “Had we been aware of the views he expressed he would not have been selected.” “”

    “”Mr Patel has been suspended as deputy head of a girls’ school and also by the Masjid e Umar mosque in Gloucester.””

    “”The BBC said the tweets had come to light after Mr Patel re-activated a previously inactive Twitter profile in the aftermath of Tuesday’s debate, and had not been visible to its researchers before then.””

    “”A screenshot of Mr Patel’s Twitter feed from 2014 posted on the Guido Fawkes website showed he shared a graphic of Israel’s outline superimposed on a map of the US under the headline “Solution for Israel-Palestine conflict – relocate Israel into United States”.””

    “”He asked MPs about the Islamophobic rhetoric faced by members of the Muslim community and whether they agreed that “words had consequences”.””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48687744

    I can’t quite see a BBC apology there. Can you??

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  12. vesnadog says:

    “Gove did it three years ago, and this time around, it seems little Rory is trying to help him”.

    Funny? Not long ago – few hours – I read that Stewart was pleading with Gove to let him take Boris on and that he should give him his vote meaning he would get all the vote of Gove’s followers too?.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Missed by BBC an Oldham story
    Good job the HateyNoHopers kept that nasty Tommy man out.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      So – I turned off the toady programme at about 0800 today and avoided all BBC products until 1745 when I wanted to hear the vote result – only to get another dollop of anti Boris propaganda

      I wonder if anyone adds up the number of minutes the BBC has used to rubbish Boris Johnson today . And I am not a fan of Mr J – unless he gets us out of the EU without a deal .

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  14. honestus says:

    Peterborough………
    as already mentioned, BBBC reports 3 of the 5 cases – no crime committed. Soon they will announce all 5 – no crimes committed.
    But.
    in the Euro election in Peterborough, Brexit Party achieved 38.1% of entire vote share whereas Liebour got 17%.
    Less than 2 weeks later in by-election Brexit Party got 28.8% whereas Liebour got 30%. Apparently, the Brexit vote collapsed and the Labour share soared. Why? Discrepancies this significant usually down to sexual peccadilloes or criminal activity of individual or party. Brexit Party were riding high – so why the massive fall?
    Who benefitted from the 1/3rd of postal votes?
    Why so many?
    Where did the majority come from?
    All questions that will not be part of any police investigation as one vote per registered voter so move along, nothing to see here.

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  15. StewGreen says:

    Man awarded £1,000* after he sued Brewdog over limited-edition beer that highlighted gender pay gap by charging £4 for women and £5 for men.
    Bartender explained this to him, but he “felt forced to identify as female to get it for £4”
    rule : 2 wrongs don’t make a right
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/i-sued-brewdog-sex-discrimination-16438100

    *donated to women’s and mens equality charities

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  16. taffman says:

    Tory results from ‘Bush telegraph’
    3rd Ballot………..
    Gove 51
    Hunt 54
    Javid 38
    Johnson 143
    Stewart 27
    ‘Rory the Remainer’ is out of the running . (Al Beeb’s main runner)

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    • Sluff says:

      Another great result for the BBC.
      What a day they are having !
      Ha ha hahaha ha ha.

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      • taffman says:

        Sluff
        Please do not mock the self-afflicted .

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        • Scroblene says:

          The bbbbbbclbgt ‘website’ says that Master Nerd said something like : –

          “probably truths people were not quite ready to hear”.

          How does an unimportant little nobody think he is qualified to utter such inanities? Is he on some new chemical or something? I thought glue was out these days, but ‘sh1t to a blanket’ describes the bbbclbgtsrdt lot as far as the twonks ‘statements’ are concerned.

          And what does a tax-funded bunch of lefties believe it’ll do for their case for public funding when the next election tells them all to go and get real jobs!

          Laughable, and utterly stupid!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Sluff – just for you – and everyone else on here:
        6pm R4 News Broadcast Watch #1 and only although it could have been two …
        … a Double Popcorn Moment.

        You don’t get anything like that on the 6pm Radio4 News very often, if at all. The BBC are going to have to choose another Poster Boy (some poster, shame about ‘the Boat’!) in the race for the Conservative Party leadership. As Fed has mentioned below, Rory Stewart was the last out of five in this small field. I think the BBC will champion either Javid or Hunt.

        And the BBC have been caught red-handed in their audience stacking for political debate and questions programmes.

        Whooo hoooo! Could there be sackings or resignations over this, eh, Fran?

        I wonder …. . . .

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    • Doobster78 says:

      Bish bosh bash !!!!! Rory out !!!! Lineker wrong AGAIN !!!! BBC wrong AGAIN !!!!! Dear oh dear !!!!

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Good news – Rory steward gone

    Bad news Javid still in

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    • vesnadog says:

      Fed,

      “Bad news Javid still in”

      The dangerous one in my opinion is Hunt.

      Rudd and Hammond back him – ask yourself why?

      Second Referendum has something to do with it.

      Remember the sarcastic smile Rudd gave to the cameras when asked would she resign if May kept the no-deal on the table? Can’t trust those two.

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  18. The General says:

    He’s gone thank goodness !!
    I can go out now and enjoy my Wednesday night curry.

    NB. He should have kept his tie on. If he had been in another round of debates
    what would he have got down to ?

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  19. chancygardner says:

    Nothing on beeb site as I write. All gone off for a coke top up?

       21 likes

    • NISA says:

      BBC 6pm News promised to cover result but missed it joining 1922 wallahs at end of declaration. The BBC then failed to provide details of the result ( votes for each candidate.) Must be wanting it all to go away after last night’s fiasco.

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      • Sluff says:

        NISA
        This evening they missed live coverage of half of the result.
        Last night they missed all of it.
        Talk about useless.
        And cheap at only £4bn a year.

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  20. G.W.F. says:

    Rory has gone, who is next?
    It’s like that Agatha Christie novel ‘Ten little persons of colour’.

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  21. theleftwilleatitself says:

    Unlucky al beeb with your poster boy Rory, you are a laughing stock 🤣😂

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  22. StewGreen says:

    ‘Yeh my friend smuggles this antifa supporting pieces into the Times

    At face value those 4 antifa were victims
    ..but often things are more complicated

    as ever Times Commenters pushed back

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    • Guest Who says:

      Rob also having a bit of a ‘mare.

      Bet he is praying for some Momentum loons to engage with before Marrshmallowtime.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Maxi may be busy tonight mopping brows as the incoming friendly fire is sommat wicked.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Indeed.

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    • Dystopian says:

      I’m sure I walked past Hessletine the other day in Leeds near the Civic Hall.

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    Never thought I’d do this but 6pm R4 News Broadcast Watch #2

    Norman Stone has died. He used to appear regularly on BBC TV & Radio as something of an authority on matters Russian and European, especially in the 1970s, 80s & 1990s. If I recall correctly, the Prof was not a big fan of the EU in its most recent iterations. Since I gave up TV and Stone moved to Turkey he hasn’t been on Radio 4 much at all.

    I wonder why?

    Could not possibly be due to his lack of knowledge about Europe, could it BBC?

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  25. StewGreen says:

    Did bbc miss this ?

       13 likes

  26. StewGreen says:

    3 Indians & 1 UAR fake Everest ascent

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Praise where praise is due. Good comedy on BBC Radio4 tends to stand out these days because much of what the station broadcasts is not at all funny. There are occasional exceptions.

      Tonight’s John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme was one such. If you did not listen, catch it on Radio iPlayer – if you can bear the chore of signing in. The ‘running sketch’ had a mountaineering theme and the closing credits were brilliant!

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  27. StewGreen says:

    The new Oxfam chief is clean
    .. not apparently.

       11 likes

  28. Celtic_Mist says:

    “The BBC is facing fresh criticism after it emerged that an ex-Labour staffer was featured on the show, despite making a shocking claim about Adolf Hitler.

    Aman Thakar accused the panel leadership candidates of having no democratic mandate to lead the country as only Conservative Party members can vote in the final round.

    A historic tweet by Mr Thakar read: “Hitler’s abuse of the term nationalism is, to me, a nationalist, the most harmful part of his legacy.”

    Adolf Hitler’s legacy includes the killing of six million European Jews.

    Mr Thakar is a former Labour Party council candidate and was subsequently brought in by Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti to help investigate anti-Semitism within the party. He has now been suspended by his current employer Leigh Day solicitors.

    It comes after another another guest on the show was found to have made controversial remarks about Israel.”

    https://unredacted.co.uk/2019/06/19/fake-news-watch-bbc-debate-guest-is-labour-staffer/

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    • Guest Who says:

      After the Newsnight/BIJ triumph, and the Panorama researcher’s cousin incident, you might think the market rate talents on the top floor might look at the lower floors’ ethnic composition and be a smidge more thorough on oversight when half the staff seem to be greenlighting their brother’s Imam application for every Vox pop slot going.

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  29. Up2snuff says:

    6pm R4 News Broadcast Watch #3

    The inflation rate is down. Slight note of gloom in voice of Newsreader. Is it due to Brexit? Despite Brexit? No, it is lower CO2 emitting, Global Warming and Climate Change causing air fares.

    A passing partial popcorn moment. Not as good as the two in Watch #1. But still notable.

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  30. Foscari says:

    I was amazed that the Conservative Party hierarchy allowed
    the BBC to organize and show the debate between the candidates
    for party leader. The BBC is awash with Trotskyist and Anarchist
    editors , sub editors and researchers.
    The other surprise was that BIG BROTHER did not insist that
    at least 75% of the candidates had to be women with at least
    one transsexual. I was shocked that Tariq Mahmoud the
    Peterborough postal vote “expert” didn’t apply to ask a question.
    Never mind , they found another “expert.”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Fos
      Sad that we are in a state where what should have been a decent opportunity to hear prospective PMs instead we got a manipulated discredited mess.

      No MSM TV network can be fair and untainted .

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  31. taffman says:

    “The BBC is better when you sign in X”
    Why ?

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  32. Terminal Moraine says:

    The triple stabbing last night in north London was just up the road from me. And on Monday, half a mile from there, I was having coffee and got to witness an incident with a vibrant teenager which needed 6 cops, one police car and one van to sort out.

    Meanwhile our mayor this week is commemorating the anniversaries of the Finsbury Park attack and Jo Cox’s murder with more Twitter babble in #LondonUnited and #MoreInCommon. And the BBC wants to usher in a new era of world peace with ‘Crossing Divides’: “Sparking conversations in a fragmented world” by encouraging people to chat with their fellow passengers…. oh and Rory wants a new national service to bring people together and help to instill a “sense of national pride”.

    If you did some analysis over the last 20 years I’d put good money on the increasing need to “bring the country together” going hand in hand with the explosion of the use of the word “community”.

    But in the meantime we’ll continue to get O-level sociology, chatty buses and useless hashtag campaigns to paper over the cracks.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      A long time ago a learned academic predicted that the future of London would be a series of feral tribes being contained by a para military force.

      We are at that stage now I think

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      • Up2snuff says:

        You have gated communities, Fed, now in London. And they often have their own security force.

        That was something I saw in 1980s USA that I thought would never happen here.

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        • Dave S says:

          Private police are much more in evidence than anyone is prepared to admit. It does not make the Met look good although I expect they can do with the help.

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          • vesnadog says:

            “It does not make the Met look good although ”

            Madeleine McCann anyone?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          It’s only a matter of time for security to be privatised . Once upon a time I’d have said it was a bad thing .

          But living in London – the only law fully enforced is parking . No mercy there . But the rest is optional – unless racial or nonsense hate crime involving whitee -then no problem with resources …

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Fed, re: paramilitary… I didn’t see the guns, just handcuffs and stab vests but I suppose there’s always the EU army to look forward to

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    • Dystopian says:

      Do these shared values apply to Jews?

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  33. Stevie m says:

    Just put a bet on with paddy power that there will be more corners than fans in the girls football

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  34. Up2snuff says:

    Without a trace of irony the BBC have put this up on BBC Bitesize, link from their w-s Home Page:
    https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zdcgpg8
    ‘Why don’t we all like the same foods?’

    Remind me, BBC, how long ago were you telling us all that we had to go vegan to save the planet from Global Warming and Climate Change? You were putting up recipes, even as recently as this week, that are ‘vegan’. Have you been trying your own recipes? Maybe found that saving the planet that way doesn’t seem – and does not taste – quite so good, quite ‘so cool’, after all?

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    • Scroblene says:

      Up, I’ve recently been told that I’m anaemic, which is strange, because I just eat normal stuff, and always take tinctures at prescribed times!

      Vegans should be getting the same vibes, as they watch the bbc and always tell you that they don’t eat meat – ergo, don’t eat meat; die, – eat meat, live; – drink wine/beer/Scotch/brandy/tequila/etc; live – drink asparagus juice extract; smell all night then die…

      Luckily, a tiny injection in the bum, administered by the most gorgeous group of nurses you can shake a stick at, (and in the old days, I might well have done) does the job of making an ageing Scrobs whole again, but I can’t remember why I started this post so will cease forthwith..:0(

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Scrob
        Sorry to hear of your ailment. Perhaps stout is the answer – I’m a Murphys or beamish man rather than the Nigerian lager but each to their own .

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        • Scroblene says:

          It’s no big deal really, Fed, but thank you for your concern! It’s all cleared up after a few weeks anyway!

          Asamatterfaque though, I purchased a four-pack of Guinness yesterday, for breakfast, like, and looked to see if they mention B12 anywhere on the tin! They don’t…:0)

          I think I was confused when I started the last post above, mainly because the bbbclbgt crowd are using ‘meat’ as a prop to belt normal people, and this is not the way to run a business, especially as the UK relies on farmers working with cattle and sheep, and especially pigs!

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  35. fakenewswatcher says:

    I notice that Channel4 have picked up the Nazanin story with great enthusiasm from the beeb, as it fits their ‘get Boris’ agenda. Cathy Newman tried to do an astonishingly lengthy hatchet job, including an aggressive, repetitive interview of Kwasi Kwarteng during the news at 7pm. Hard to decide whether she was more or less irritating than Emily Mateless, last night. Call it evens? Much airtime still for Rory, also.
    We are seeing, ever more clearly, how the MSM are shaping up for an all-out hate fest, lasting for weeks, on Bo…wait a minute, I must have got something wrong.
    The lefties are all for hope, not, hate, constantly pleading for the former, constantly preaching against the latter. I’ll get back to you when I’ve worked this out…

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    • Dave S says:

      Anyone who has dual citizenship and goes to a country like Iran which has no concept of what we call the law runs a risk. She should never have gone there. I assume that to the Mullahs anyone who holds another passport is automatically considered a traitor.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Fake
      On balance i think Emily wins the ‘ most inept ‘ badge because she thinks she’s ‘ too cool for school ‘ .

      She hasn’t had the YouTube fry up that ms Newman has via the Prof last year .

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  36. Thoughtful says:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7157497/Imam-attacked-Boris-saying-words-consequences-leaders-debate.html

    More revelation about the BBCs massive Left wing bias, when they allowed a known (to them) Labour party HQ worker to question the Tory leaders but failed to let anyone else know !

    Worse than that he was in charge of anti semitism investigations within Labour, and has at this time been tweeting apologies for Hitler which has led to his law firm bosses sacking him.

    It is also alleged the BBC knew, or should have known of this, along with the Imams tweets which had only been made two days before the program.

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  37. christoff says:

    England ladies vs Japan ladies.
    Cuuuuuuum on England. I mean that. I always want English teams to do well. #despitebrexit.

    My point is that as the licence tax increases the standard of programming gets worse. 7.00pm to 10.05pm on the bbbc’s prime channel given over to this.

    We used to get The Open, Formula One, 6 Nations, Test match cricket etc. Now this. There looks about 5,000 in the crowd- who knows how many are friends and family and officials and school freebies.
    Good luck to all concerned but this is not good enough. Embarrassing even.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      christoff
      “Cuuuuuuum on England. I mean that. I always want English teams to do well. #despitebrexit.”

      I support English teams only, and there are none nowadays.
      I do not support England teams, especially at football.
      Filled will aliens from 5 million BC, cheating from kick off to final whistle, moaning every other second,
      practising for the World Spitting Championship every ten seconds, disgusting.

      In 1966 we won without the “benefit”of these ghastly organisms.

      Come on Japan.

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  38. Doobster78 says:

    On dear. Poor little Gary is sulking after his man Rory was eliminated .

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      D78
      Likeker is just a Peter Pan, he never grew up, intellectually, he still believes all the propaganda he heard at
      school. Plus the new “facts” he has absorbed whilst absorbing millions of BBC money.

      Similar issue with most of these so-called “celebrities”, who should be paid in washers.

      They need a special quiz programme on the BBC for them. Entitled Plankety Plank.

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        9:08 You can no longer edit this comment.

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      • christoff says:

        Whilst objecting to Graham Norton’s salary at least folk tune in because of him. How many watch MOTD because of Linekar? I suspect some are put off by his presence. I fast forward whenever he’s talking.
        My solution? Don’t renew his contract. Audition a replacement(or get Sunday’s presenter to do it). Offer expenses only. The profile gained from the job would mean loads of income streams would open up. 1000’s would apply. Most would be perfectly adequate. €2,000,000 saved.
        Me for Director General…..

           38 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          Christ
          You could probably do back to back prem games without over priced pundits saying the same thing every week .

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      • G says:

        LCS,
        A special quiz named, ‘Plankety Plank’? Surely the first episode took place on BBC yesterday evening, hosted by Worthless Maitless?

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  39. TrueToo says:

    I’m happy that heroin abuser and treacherous Remainer Uriah Heep had such a dismal exit from the race. I’m also happy that the enthusiastic support he got from the BBC didn’t help him at all. Who knows, it might even have had the reverse effect.

    English news here in Israel had a report from their journo in London and he pointed out that Boris at 143 had the precise votes of his surviving opponents combined.

    I’m a bit removed from it all and I was wondering if an esteemed colleague here could direct me to a good analysis of what this latest vote means and the likely future outcome.

    I feel secure in the knowledge that nobody here will point me towards the BBC for enlightenment.

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    • G says:

      TT,
      “I’m a bit removed from it all and I was wondering if an esteemed colleague here could direct me to a good analysis of what this latest vote means and the likely future outcome.”
      Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUcHOncblYs
      It’s a little behind the times but it offers an excellent assessment of what Boris will be faced with in any event.

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      • TrueToo says:

        Thanks a lot, G,

        I will check your YouTube link out. We live in interesting times!

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  40. Doobster78 says:

    The comments on Lammy’s tweets are well worth a gander, he really is a figure of fun. Here’s a taster

       48 likes

    • G says:

      Perhaps if, whatever’s left of the Council House stock was devoted to English rough sleepers rather than immigrants and so-called ‘refugees’…….

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  41. fakenewswatcher says:

    You learn all the time. Apparently there is not only ‘racism’, there is also ‘subtle racism’. Maro Itoje slammed black players being complimented for their power and speed, rather than their skill, in rugby. (Daily Mail)
    This is the sort of craziness you end up with when you embark on the game of playing the race card, so much encouraged in our society these days.
    Presumably there were never any white players who were complimented for their power and speed, rather than their skill?
    And no black players complimented on skill? I don’t follow rugby, but I refuse to believe this rubbish.
    I think journos/editors would do well to think a little, before they write/publish.
    Like the gender issue, the race issue has now been catapulted to absurd levels of excess by the ideology of Political Correctness, as it breeds ever more complicated levels of victimhood/offense-taking/advantage taking.
    As ideologies go, I think we may have entered the Totalitarian zone with this one.

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  42. upandatem says:

    The more the BBC try to ‘educate’ me the more stupid I become. Their tirades against Brexit make me desperate for it to happen. Their peculiar adulation of Islam makes me more anti-Muslim. Their twisted anti-Trump obsession makes me love him even more. Their preoccupation with ethnic and sexual minorities makes me more intolerant of them. Once upon a time I would not have cared about anyone’s religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender etc. Now that the BBC have repeatedly told me that every injustice is my fault because I’m a white, straight, male, I’m obsessed with it all. Thanks BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Upandatum
      You hit the nail on the head . If they were clever they’d gradually do the brainwashing but they seem to have applied the goebbells playbook for 1933 in order to achieve national socialism by 1939 .

      However people – especially the British – who have been sold so many lies- are instinctively cynical about dumb attempts by the MSM to make us think and behave in a particular – approved – way .

      We will win . The swamp will be drained .

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      • taffman says:

        In a nutshell, a message to Al Beeb……………..
        “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Taffman
          Which losing 800 000 tv taxes a year testifies .

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          • taffman says:

            Fedup2
            And the more the merrier.
            Drain the swamp.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              Taffman – somewhere there is a graph of year on year non payment to TV licence tax which makes the BBC unable to do what it wants to do .

              With a bit of luck it’s only a couple of years …

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  43. StewGreen says:

    10:40pm BBC1 Doco on Huddersfield Muslims
    Its maybe a repeat from 2017
    and bet it wont say anything about Huddersfield grooming gang.

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    • JimS says:

      “It’s meant to be a sleepy little town”.

      No doubt it was before the ‘enrichment’ and Nick Clegg’s ‘New Britons’ called it their hometown.

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  44. taffman says:

    Al Beeb……….\\Rory Stewart says some Conservative MPs “don’t seem to be ready” for warnings he has made about the effect of a no-deal Brexit.//
    Rory doesn’t seem to be ready for the warnings made by the British people, hence the rise of The Brexit Party.
    We voted to leave Rory , “Leave means Leave”.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      It does seem strange that the EU elections are not mentioned by the MSM – despite it being a political earthquake in relation to the newly formed Brexit Oartycand the destruction of the change TIG chukka whatever party ….

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  45. Doobster78 says:

    President Trump and Twitter are a match made in heaven for liberal lefty baiting !!! Wonderful.

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  46. StewGreen says:

    10pm Virtue Signal tick box on ITV
    The news trailed that they will have an item from the British Indian director Gurinder Chadha on her new ITV series which will teach us the negatives of the colonial error

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  47. Dover Sentry says:

    There was a lack of gravitas, dignity and purpose last night from our top MPs, supposedly the best of the Tory Party.

    Last night’s farce told me that there’s now a real need for The Brexit Party.

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  48. StewGreen says:

    Everyday I bump into loads of these #HateyLefty tweets


    BTW it’s not ITN news anymore
    hasn’t been for ages ..it’s ITV News

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  49. StewGreen says:

    23:00 Radio 3 ..It appears to be the drum and bass show
    It’s trying to get on the “look we think black is cool” tickbox
    The show is labelled 90 minute mix tape by this artiste

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  50. upandatem says:

    I watch the television and I don”t see or hear anyone who represents me anymore. Their faces aren’t mine. Their words aren’t mine. They have no humour. They have no warmth. They have no sense of my past. They are strangers in my land. I want my country back.

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