Midweek Open Thread 26 June 2019

Day 6 of the Boris Johnson crucifixion . Even the least attentive person must , by now , have realised that the Main Stream Media -led by a hostile biased BBC – are out for Mr Johnson’s blood . Only President Trump has received more vilification .

Perhaps , on the up side , more people will become conscious of what the MSM / BBC is doing in the name of taxpayers . And perhaps they’ll get Fedup too .

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511 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 26 June 2019

  1. Kaiser says:

    ta da

       19 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      backlinks to previous thread
      – Most of Tuesday’s posts were on page 3 and the link at the topleft there will take you back to page 2

         7 likes

  2. OldRec says:

    1st . I’ll post something useful later.
    Bugger. 2nd . I’ll post something useful later.

       17 likes

  3. Dover Sentry says:

    I live in Peterborough. There are thirty seven Labour supporting Postal Voters living in the flat below. Despite frequently holding a glass to the floor I’ve never heard any noise.

    Shall I call The Guardian?

       138 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      You will be arrested for illegal spying on the chosen ones, using a glass as a listening device. Besides, there are no fraudulent postal votes. All Kosher. Um Kosher is not the right word.

         26 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      You’d have more luck calling Ghostbusters.

         16 likes

  4. Heronsview says:

    The aim is surely to install Hunt, who is a remainer and will carry on May’s work of destroying any prospect of a proper Brexit.. Shameful!

       85 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      Which will destroy the Conservatives. Win-win.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Clone of Major – Hunt must be furious at the persistent whining autocue-readers’ continual bombardment of Boris about his tiff!

        All the time this happens, the real issues are forgotten, and everyone in populist UK knows that nobody gives a hoot about the future Prime Minister’s private discussions, which, were I a betting man, are all a huge con, and being lapped up by all the raging lefties, ranging from the unfortunate, sad, dictafone ‘neighbours’, to the bbbclgtdgshdy and the failing Grunion.

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        • NCBBC says:

          We live at present in an Orwellian age. Hopefully PM Johnson will reorganise the BBC, and move it to the coming new age of Veritas.

          Also reduce BBC journo salaries by 70% by executive fiat. Too, it will help the above.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Boris Johnson Impressed with Israel, Thinks Islam Leaves Much to be Desired

      Then there is Johnson’s enthusiasm for Israel. On a trip to that country, he made such pro-Israel remarks that scheduled meetings with both a Palestinian youth group and an organization of Palestinian businesswomen were cancelled, as a sign of their displeasure at Johnson’s denunciation of the BDS movement; a brief meeting with the Palestinian prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, did go ahead. What had Johnson done to earn such anger? During his three-day visit to Israel, he had repeatedly criticized the BDS movement’s calls for a boycott of Israeli goods, describing the campaign as “completely crazy” and promoted by a “few snaggle-toothed corduroy-wearing lefty academics.”

      https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/06/boris-johnson-impressed-with-israel-thinks-islam-leaves-much-to-be-desired

      Sounds good if he upsets the BBC.

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      • LynetteO says:

        BBC report hails success of (Israeli) cancer treatment. According to the BBC, the CAR-T cancer therapy, (invented by Professor Zelig Eshhar of Israel’s Weizmann Institute) is curing 40% of UK lymphoma patients who were otherwise untreatable and terminal. Amazing case stories – but doesn’t mention Israel of course!

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        • NCBBC says:

          LynetteO
          Thanks for the the info.

          Maybe the BBC needs to make the story palatable for their pro-labour anti-semitic audience. Along the lines of “IDF soldier ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH!”

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  5. Sluff says:

    Hahahaha.
    That’s torn it.
    On bBBC London news, the latest doom and gloom pollution story.
    But wait. The highest levels of pollution monitored was not next to any road but………on the tube !
    Quite how the Mayor is going to square that inconvenient truth with his (and usually the BBC’s) anti-car war on the motorist, emissions zone I can’t wait to find out.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Not new news of course cos 3 or 4 years ago when the BBC producer guy went around measuring pollution
      He also found that the monitor went off the scale in the tube
      ..AFAIK it was iron oxide dust ..and he was told to ignore it
      The explanation was not very scientific.

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      • Scroblene says:

        I thought that the highest level of pollution was in Mare Dave Hedgehog’s County Hall, or whatever it’s called now!

        All those vegans farting and belching continuously, the smell of the sweat from the ergo-bikers, the outdoor stench of tobacco from Armenia and possible inter-rolled recreational powders, the disgust of hypocrisy, the fumes from the Maremobile etc etc…

        (Stew, surely not Aintree Iron Oxide? That would have to be ignored though, ‘what wiv yewmin roights an’ stuff’)!

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        • Sluff says:

          A bit late but time for another relevant inconvenient truth.
          The City of London monitors pollution levels at around 15 sites.
          Over a period of about four years, say 2014-2018 they met every target for every site in every quarter.
          Except one. One site in one quarter exceeded the target.
          The reason. Old diesels? Stationary traffic queues?
          Nope. It was due to the construction work putting in a new cycle lane !!!!
          You absolutely cannot make it up.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      If you have ever blown your nose after travelling on the tube, this is not news!

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  6. Sluff says:

    Right on cue, at about. 1710 on R4PM, the bBBC cover the huge fine on Southern Water by giving free rein to that famous independent voice, ….err…., Green MP Caroline Lucas.
    Cuddly Far Left Caroline, whose usual disposition seems uncannily like those of Corbyn and Mcdonnell.
    As expected she calls for the water companies to be nationalised. This conveniently ignores the fact that there is comeback when private companies cock up, through fines and the regulatory regime, as on this occasion.
    Strangely Caroline is not discussing the recent ‘successes’ of the nationalised NHS in Shrewsbury i.e. premature deaths.
    Over which the public have no comeback at all, no point in fining anyone, no-one disciplined, no sackings. Nothing.
    Nor does she understand that the profits she hates the private sector making will certainly not be paid out under nationalisation, but not for the reason she naively and ludicrously thinks. Nationalisation would eliminate profitability straight off the bat, as the profit motive is quickly replaced by the political and a***-covering motives.
    And was there any robust questioning on these lines by the BBC ‘journalists’?
    What do you think ?

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    • Scroblene says:

      Sluff, Caroline Lucas needs to look after her constituents more,

      The HQ of Southern Water is in a small (actually six lane) approach to – er – Brighton…

      Address: Lewes Road Falmer, Brighton BN1 9PY

      I remember when it was first built, then extended several times! Nationalise that lot and the good people of Brighton – and there are some, won’t be at all happy! Mind you, they’re opposite Sussex Uni, so goodness knows what they’ll say!

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  7. Idiotboy says:

    Emma Barnett on Newsnight. Without a doubt the most annoying and exasperating “interviewer” the BBC has in its armoury. Anyone from the Conservative party who manages to get through a session with her without resorting to a more direct form of response to her hectoring manner deserves a medal.

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  8. TrueToo says:

    Had a couple of contradictory experiences with the political left here in the holy land, both connected to London.

    First was a guy learned in English literature, who’d lived in London and is so far left that he regards the furthest-left Israeli party, Merets, as not left enough for him. When I told him I am pretty much centre-right but would probably be regarded these days as far right because the entire political spectrum has shifted to the left, he disagreed, claiming it has shifted to the right. Dunno how he worked that one out. He wasn’t exactly hostile, but he seemed to regard me as in dire need of reform.

    Second was one of the accountants at work, who has just returned from a trip to London. He’s solidly on the left, disagrees with me that the BBC hates Israel (he listens to it in his car) but isn’t one of the snarling lefties and is in fact a cheerful, friendly guy. He likes to practice his English on me and I asked him today how London was. He was a bit alarmed. He said first they are going to do Brexit and then they are going to clean the streets of all the immigrants.

    I said that sounds good to me. He just laughed. All this reminds me of a joke I’ve told here a few times. Stop me if you’ve heard it before:

    An Israeli visiting London goes to the zoo. As he approaches the African lions’ cage, he notices a little girl playing dangerously close to the bars. Suddenly one of the lions grabs the girl with his paw and starts to pull her into the cage. The Israeli rushes up and gives the lion a powerful punch on the nose. The lion drops the girl, the Israeli scoops her up and hands her to her frantic parents, who shower him with thanks.

    A BBC reporter has witnessed everything. He goes up to the Israeli and says, “Sir, that was the bravest thing I have ever seen a man do. I’m sure this will be on our TV news tonight. Can you tell me something about yourself?”

    The Israeli says, “Really, it was nothing, I just did what I had to do to save the little girl. But if you’d like some info about me, I’ve just arrived from Israel where I’m a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party and a captain in the IDF.”

    Back in his hotel that evening he switches BBC news on. The announcer says, “An Israeli settler, in the country illegally, broke into a London shelter housing African refugees, assaulted one of them and stole his lunch.”

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  9. vlad says:

    More knife enrichment, this time on the trains.

    Accused ‘stabbed man over train aisle row’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-48722609

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  10. Dave S says:

    Even the left inclined have noticed the continual attacks on Boris. Especially the recording of the conversation and the subsequent Guardian articles. I notice the Guardian is being very careful about CIF at the moment .
    It is desperation time for a bunch of nobodies who cannot take the result of the referendum. If those Tories carry out their threat of bringing a new PM down then it is actually declaring a de facto war on the voters.
    They need to think very carefully as in that case we will have to choose sides. All of us .
    It is reaching the point where irrespective of your view on the EU it is our democracy that is under threat and that is far more serious.

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    • bworth58 says:

      CIF???

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      • TrueToo says:

        bworth58,

        CIF = Comment is Free. It’s the Guardian comment section under some of its articles. They sort of tolerate input from non-lefties, as long as they don’t get too emphatic about non-lefty beliefs.

        The emphatic ones are cautioned and put on ‘moderation’ until they have moderated their behavior. How that works is your comment doesn’t go through straight away but is put on ice until a moderator might decide to post it, with the result that you are effectively excised from the debate since even if the comment is eventually allowed the debate has moved on without you.

        You are not allowed to simply take a break for a while and then come back to see if the moderation has been lifted. You are obliged to continue to comment, without being too emphatic, to prove that you are no longer a threat to the lefty establishment.

        This re-education at the hands of the Guardian comrades puts you at a disadvantage in a way since your lefty opponents can fight you with the most acerbic comments and foul language, generally without fear of moderation, while you are obliged to be meek and mild. However, that can backfire on the them as you find yourself restricted purely to factual argument, hard to dispute.

        The comrades moderated me a few times during my attempts to enlighten them and finally banned me outright.

        I’m delighted that the Guardian is now doing so badly that it has to continually beg for funds from its readers.

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        • Not Gwent says:

          It’s ironic that The Guardian says Comment is Free.

             26 likes

          • TrueToo says:

            Not Gwent,

            Comment is Free for the left and CIC (Comment is Chained) for the right.

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          • LastChanceSaloon says:

            NG – The funny bit is “Facts are sacred”.
            It might have been true in 1922 but as the Guardian moves ever left it becomes ever more mendacious.
            It’s what Lenin would have wanted.

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  11. Scroblene says:

    Dave, worry ye not!

    During any street fight, there are always a few weedy ones, jumping in to give a feeble slap, then running away to watch the big guys! Some of the girls do too…

    Quite a lot of the remainers will sone be deselected anyway, and old fools like Clarke won’t be around, as he’ll be in God’s waiting room, the House of Lords!

       41 likes

  12. chancygardner says:

    Is it me or does the bbbc seem to have become semi-hysterical about virtually everything? The reports have become ever more pointed and the agendas ever more fluorescent with less attempt at concealment. For example, the headline ‘Five reasons women’s football beats men’s’.

    Unelievable isn’t it? It’s deliberately provocative and throws all caution to the wind. I’m beginning to think we may be witnessing an ‘On the Beach’ attitude developing rather rapidly within the offices of the bbbc. A kind of,’Well, we’re going to lose our licence anyway and the ‘radiation’ cloud of Brexit is getting ever nearer, so we might as well go out with a bang’, type of reasoning.

    “Come on brothers, sisters and urr antelope! Rake up the muck before it all ends! Upload that old video of Boris picking his nose! Hone in on the plight of butch lesbians! Find more photos of white hands on knives! We might be going down but we can take a few with us before we go. Let’s rock!”

       79 likes

    • TrueToo says:

      chancygardner,

      Very interesting observations. What would the late great Alistair Cooke, with his Letter from America, have thought of today’s BBC with its agenda-pushing aversion to facts that don’t suit that agenda and its desperate search for facts that can be manipulated to suit it?

      I assume that as a BBC man Cooke was on the left but I could not detect any political leaning in the Letters I listened to. He was a genuine journalist, with in-depth knowledge of the subjects he discussed, a dry wit and a real way with words. No doubt he would have been appalled at the output from the BBC today.

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      • chancygardner says:

        True too, The output of Alistair Cooke compared to the current cop of puerile rubbish is akin to that of a Rolls Royce compared to a Trabant. Feduo, perhaps the whole network of BBBC buildings could be ‘Spraywalled’? I can think of a few things I’d like to spray that would make a Banksy look like a fresh coat of varnish.

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        • TrueToo says:

          chancygardner,

          …or like a giant, rumbling Harley Davidson next to a single-cylinder Vespa 125, with the gap of its one spark plug continually getting clogged up so that the bike sputters to a halt.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Chancy
      The dumbing down is bearing fruit as can be seen by the quality ( lack off) in the content of the BBC website . It’s also a side effect of 24 hour snowflake news where some comments are ok and others definitely are not .

      I don’t see why the bbc website isn’t ‘paywalled ‘ it would do us all a favour .

         26 likes

      • TrueToo says:

        Fedup2,

        If they paywalled the BBC website the only people who would pay to access it would be researchers who could claim the money back on expenses.

           16 likes

        • Not Gwent says:

          I wish they would paywall as it would take away the excuse that 99%* access State Broadcaster every day so everyone should pay.

          *Guesstimate

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      ‘On the Beach’ attitude is a good and insightful analogy. There are two other factors at play:
      1. In the Soviet Union, the state lied to the people as a matter of course. The people knew they were being lied to. And the state knew that the people knew they were being lied to. But they didn’t care: it was a matter of control and humiliation, effectively putting up two fingers to the population and saying we can do what we want, you can’t do a thing about it and you have to go along with it.
      2. There is no truth or objectivity for Leftists; rather, everything is relative and malleable. This was best expressed by Orwell in the ‘1984’, where 2+2=4, but sometimes 5, or whatever the Party wanted it to be on the day. When Mao put his opponents on trial, they were frequently charged with ’empiricism’ i.e. acting on experience and reality rather than what Marxist-Leninist theory said should be the case. Or as Trotsky pleaded to this supporters: “Ignore the truth!”. To the BBC, reality is only a construct: if they believe that global warming is real or that information about 1/2 dozen ‘Butch lesbians’ in South America is important, then it really is and they don’t understand why the rest of us don’t go along with their fantasies and delusions. And it’s not just due to limited intelligence: the mindset/programming is such that they are actually incapable of understanding.

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      • Not Gwent says:

        Ian Rushlow

        “they don’t understand why the rest of us don’t go along with their fantasies and delusions”

        Do they have to though? After all, no matter what, they have our money and are holding the mic.

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        • Ian Rushlow says:

          Presumably not. At least, not until they have a moment of revelation, such as Nicolae and Elena Ceausecu experienced on 25th December 1989.

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    • danw2019 says:

      chancygardner- I was pleased someone mentioned the “Five ways women’s football beats men’s” article. I saw this today and couldn’t believe how offensive it was. Reason number 5 points to “LGBT+ support” concluding with the question “Are England women better than men?” …
      I wonder what kind of whimpering, self-entitled, London-centric, latte sipping cuckold wrote this one?
      But it’s ok – hopefully the BBC’s anti gender bias rules mean we can look forward to “Top 5 reasons men’s football is better than women’s” right…?

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  13. andyjsnape says:

    Tory leadership rivals SPLIT on Brexit plans – according to the eu.bc, reports Katya Adler of Germany decent, I wonder where the loyalties are

    or maybe the 2 just have different ideas, SPLIT sounds like an argument between the 2 – who would of thought it the eu.bc trying to cause “divide and conquer”

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  14. JamesArthur says:

    Andy
    They hate Boris and the Tories and will do everything they can to undermine his position and the party – it is very obvious. The BBC has long since stopped reporting news, preferring to make the news via speculation, innuendo and their ‘sources’

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    • andyjsnape says:

      totally agree James

      PS is MSN news and the beeb joined at the hips – they seem to report the same crap

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      I wonder if the Beeb Journo’s have bothered to leave the bubble over the last few days and actually tried to speak to any grassroots members, I guess not. If they did I suspect they may find the support for BJ actually very strong.
      But that would go against the Beeb narrative wouldn’t it.

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  15. Roland Deschain says:

    The BBC reports its master’s views.

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  16. andyjsnape says:

    Report by the beeb… How Moors murderer Brady had access to vulnerable teens in jail

    Sounds like Jimmy Savile!
    Kettle black

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    Humph versus Dom Raab .
    Poor humph has to be his interrupting best against someone who knows his stuff and speaks both legal and negotiating truth .
    Humph throws the customary ritual insult at mr Johnson for refusing to attend toady – and why should he ? What is to gain for mr Johnson ? It’s all to lose for him .

    The BBC hierarchy is gaming out and praying for a successful ‘no confidence ‘ motion to bring down the traitor government and install a more traitorous remain government using postal votes and other widespread fraud .

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    • TrueToo says:

      Fedup2,

      Seems to me that Boris is copying Donald Trump to an extent – brushing off desperate lefty attempts to bring him down with recordings meant to discredit him and snubbing the lefty media.

      Talking of Donald, the man is just indefatigable. And he is expert at
      putting his enemies down.

      Responding to the latest allegation of sexual assault, he simply said she’s not my type.

      Can’t beat that.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        True
        Did you read the report of the alleged ‘rape’…it was like a very bad Mills and Boon …..she couldn’t remember whether it was Nov or Jan and POTUS ( or DT as he was then) just ‘took her standing up in the changing room – before she realised’ and to make it worse, apologies for the language but she wasn’t sure ‘if he was half in or fully in’…
        My wife was crying with laughter at the story….I know we are not supposed to laugh at this stuff.. but really….

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  18. The WestWyvern says:

    So its day 1 of the great Al-Beeb does ‘the countryside’ AKA Glasto or the Pilton Pop Festival to give its original name.

    07.45 and Radio Bristol already reporting delays and tailbacks on all the approach routes. I wonder how many, un-roadworthy, untaxed, un-insured un MoT’d dirty polluting jalopy vans the plod will turn a blind eye to this year. Past experience tells me I don’t need fingers to count the numbers of dirty old polluting buses laden with green eco-warrior types.

    Many arriving today will I suspect be Grauniad, Beeboid types coming down to Somerset to do their thing in a field for a couple days. How lovely to drink cider in a field with bearded hipster soi boy called Tarquin and drink a flat latte mocca cocca fairtrade coffee with LBCTQGACBD Henrietta…….A more wretched hive of lefty scum and intolerant villany you couldn’t possibly imagine. Ring noses, purple hair, white guys with dreadlock, the list is endless….

    Also since Eavis constructed the perimeter fence a few years back now, and employed strong border security there is far less crime on the actual site. Is this irony lost on the Trump hating lefties attending I wonder to myself?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      T WW, “Past experience tells me I don’t need fingers to count the numbers of dirty old polluting buses laden with green eco-warrior types.”

      I’ll lend you my Ab-bott-acus, if you wish. You need fingers – digits – to operate it, though toes will do. However, whatever the input method, the answer strangely always comes out as eleventy something.

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    The West
    Is there a book running on the number of fatal overdoses or rapes ? Which seems to be the ‘tradition ‘ for these kind of festivals ?
    Must be very lucrative …

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      I’ll keep an ear open Fed – I suspect there wont be major coverage on Al-Beebs main news pages as we all know they like to bury bad news, but the local reportage will carry stories and at some point A&S Constabulary will discreetly release the stats…..

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  20. StewGreen says:

    LBC just had a least 2 doctors phoning in complaining about how they could see they were treating foreign patients not entitled to NHS care
    .. and how admin departments called them racist when they asked for passport ID.

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    I’m limited to access to the MSM but there was a hilarious piece on twitter of a homosexual MP speaking – blubbing – in Parliament on Tuesday – about the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham by Muslim types who don’t want their kids taught about homosexuality .

    A nightmare for the BBC – two favoured ‘groups ‘ against each other . What does the BBC do ? I know – ignore it and stoke up an inevitable far worse clash of ‘lifestyles’ .

    If this was covered I’d be grateful .

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  22. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1

    The BBC is stuffed to the gills with journalists. It has a Political Editor who has no less than a deputy and three (or is it four or five) Political Correspondents working under her. Are they all incompetent?

    It seems incredible that the BBC (on R4 as far as I am concerned) has not come across this:
    https://lawyersforbritain.org/a-simple-explainer-about-article-xxiv-of-the-gatt

    Or is it that the BBC do not want to understand & broadcast the true position because they have ulterior motives about misrepresenting it?

    Either or.

    One or t’other.

    I think we should be told.

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  23. Rich says:

    ‘Should I support my sister in what could be the pinnacle of her sporting career, encourage her in what might possibly be a once in a lifetime opportunity for success, a success she works tirelessly for, to show my support for her sacrifice and stand with her against the bullies who belittle the achievements of her and her teammates,
    OR,
    should I pay over the odds to stand in a muddy field, pissed-up and soaking, listening to bands I don’t really like, at a concert that comes around every year, and that is covered extensively live on the bBC?

    Glastonbury it is then!!!’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48766071

    I wonder if anyone at the bBC is secretly thinking to themselves that if some family members of the “Lionesses” aren’t really that arsed, why would we expect anyone else to be?

       32 likes

    • Celtic_Mist says:

      Rich, The viewing stats should be revealing

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      • Rich says:

        Celtic,

        I’ve seen some of the 2-minute highlights on YouTube. Some nice touches but overall the standard stinks.

        I don’t know why they don’t just forego the 90 minutes and go straight to penalties, there seem to be at least 2 very dodgy ones every game. I honestly think that I’ve coached better players at U14 level.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Rich, ” I honestly think that I’ve coached better players at U14 level.”

          Aaah! But they’d have been male, I guess?

             18 likes

      • Beltane says:

        With soapy mouthwash to hand as I write, Celtic, ‘the viewing stats should be revealing’ though they may well be ‘massaged’ too.

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    • chancygardner says:

      Haha Very funny Rich and reminds me of one of those things that does the rounds on Facebook from time to time:

      “I can’t decide whether to stay in and watch the women’s football World Cup final or to drape my wet b******s over a live electric fence.”

         24 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        Chancers, you may have missed this, so here’s the hilarious clip again…

        Love the comment above!

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        • chancygardner says:

          Scroblene…wet myself first time around when you posted that. Worth a second view of course. 🙂

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          • theleftwilleatitself says:

            5 reasons why women’s football….
            Oh come on! Lies, damned lies and statistics!!!
            I’ll give you 50 reasons why men’s football is better than women’s 😍

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  24. Celtic_Mist says:

    A chink of light?
    Despite Ofcom saying that they don’t reply, it seems that in fact they actually do – with encouragement!

    Classification: CONFIDENTIAL

    Dear Mr…
    Thank you for your complaint.
    We understand that you have previously contacted the BBC regarding this matter and are sorry to hear that there has been a delay in them responding to you.
    We have liaised with the BBC and understand that they have now responded to you.
    As you may be aware, there are a number of stages in the BBC’s complaints process.

    Please continue to progress your complaint with the BBC until you receive a final response from the BBC’s Executive Complaint’s Unit.

    If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the BBC at this final stage, you may then submit your complaint to Ofcom.

    Paragraph 1.22 of our procedures sets out in more detail the information you should include at that stage: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0002/100100/Procedures-for-investigating-breaches-of-content-standards-on-BBC-broadcasting-services-and-BBC-on-demand-programme-services.pdf

    If you encounter any further significant delay during your progression through the BBC complaint’s process, please do contact us again.

    Yours sincerely

    :: Ofcom

    Riverside House
    2a Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9HA
    020 7981 3000
    http://www.ofcom.org.uk

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  25. Cassandra says:

    As the BBC celebrates Glastonbury by sending it’s ‘top’ shrill over paid music broadcasters and music journalists to bore us for hours over several television and radio channels, could they just report one important fact about the type of farming Michael Eavis (the organiser of the festival and owner of the farmland it’s on) does?

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    To save your valuable time, Eavis IS a dairy farmer.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      I can confirm I have cycled by cows on the site!

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      • theleftwilleatitself says:

        It really is a lefty lovefest Glastonbury isn’t it!
        I doubt that Emily Eavis woman will ever let Morrissey near it again because he doesn’t think the way you ‘should’ think 🤬
        And don’t get me started on whether Corblimey will turn up and everyone will sing that song that he can’t stand 🤩

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  26. Cassandra says:

    Talking about ‘top’ music broadcasters…listen to this from BBC Radio Ulster. Well, after all this rubbish about Boris and his girlfriend it made me laugh…

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  27. taffman says:

    “Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt divided over Brexit plans”
    Watch the the Tory Remainers start coming out of the woodwork.
    Let’s hope that their constituents de-select them. Al Beeb’s sights will now move from Trump to Boris.
    Boris is now their target as we approach Halloween.

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2

    Lengthy final item. Anthony Seldon (I think pro-EU, pro-Remain – we were not told – the BBC’s openness and honesty about this predilection did not extend beyond Tom Penn and Sunday into the rest of the week) is brought on to demonstrate that Boris Johnson is weird.

    Thanks, BBC. I knew that already.

    Thanks, BBC, from the rest of the country but they knew that already or at least the ones who take an interest in politics did.

    I don’t have a vote in the Conservative leadership contest but I suspect that all that do, the 160,000, already know that Boris is weird.

    I have a shrewd suspicion that to them, that is part of the attraction of Bojo.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      It’s funny how the BBC roll out anti democrats like seldon and Adonis when it suits them ..

      Anyway – I heard meeshal pumping out a hurried ‘ clarification ‘ about some traitor Tory who had been stupid enough to be on their programme .

      Apparently the BBC said that the Tory would be one of those happy to bring the government down to stop brexit. He said that he is not one of them .

      Maybe there are 12 Tory traitors wishing to vote against their own party to stop brexit . The likes of Clarke , Grieve, mad Rory are wealthy enough to retire . Their biggest risk would be the non – peerage
      As their constituents flush them down to toilet .

      . . So the BBC will be constantly tooling for traitor MPs happy to destroy their Party and help destroy their country to become part of the US of Europe

      Others

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      • Banania says:

        Seldon is creepy. When he was on This Week with Stella Creasy he was staring at her while she talked (and can’t she talk!) with dog-like devotion.

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    • G says:

      Up2,
      “I don’t have a vote in the Conservative leadership contest but I suspect that all that do, the 160,000, already know that Boris is weird.
      I have a shrewd suspicion that to them, that is part of the attraction of Bojo.”
      No, for me it’s not. I have a vote, but, he’s the best of an extraordinarily bad bunch of liars, cheats and fraudsters (otherwise known as ‘Parliamentarians’).

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Each to their own, G.

        I think he stands out, largely (pun there if you like) because he’s Boris. I’m glad I don’t have to choose. Think I’d be tempted to vote ‘none of the above’; best wishes in your choice. After all, Theresa really wanted the job all her life. She blew it. Bojo has wanted the job all his life. Two in a row? What are the chances of that?

        Someone on here suggested an alternative candidates list several days ago: it started with David Davies and, I think ended with John Redwood but I cannot remember who was in-between.

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  29. MarkyMark says:

    FUTURE BREAKING: Two men accused of spreading racist and homophobic and transphobic content via the racist, homophobic and transphobic BBC TV License decide to give all their earnings from their shows to the LGBTQRSVPY+-* groups … they feel they cannot live knowing that the house they bought was built on racist views.

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  30. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3

    Without a trace of irony – with a march in London today to save the world from Anthropogenic Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Climate Crisis and, now, Climate Disaster – the BBC expend vast amounts of CO2 to send Martha Kearney to Japan at the Licence Fee-payers’ (now including those over 75 years of age) expense. That is despite already having a BBC Correspondent in Japan.

    Without another trace of irony, Martha talks to a young, University exchange student, who is spending a year and considerable amounts of CO2 at the University in Kyoto.

    They really do not know what Zero Carbon, net or otherwise, means. It really means no more international travel. Whatsoever. Really. None. Nada. Zilch.

    Zero travel, even.

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  31. JimS says:

    Did I miss this on the BBC Maxi?

    VAT increase on solar panels
    By johnredwood | Published: June 26, 2019

    Yesterday the government pushed through a tax hike from 5% to 20% VAT on solar panels. They did this to comply with EU law. I did not support them.

    Sir John Redwood, MP

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Jim – strange that the BBC does not shout from the rooftops about that one – maybe they are only green when they feel about it – like so many of those people who when it comes to it – won’t sacrifice their lifestyle for their beliefs . – but expect others to do so.
      I’m okay as I’ll never be a ‘green’ but do believe in conserving resources if only for national defence and I don’t like litter .

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  32. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #4

    One of the earliest items I heard this a.m. was about the abundant insect life on the planet: about 80% of all living things. The Humph asked a leading question. Rumpole was on his feet to object to the Judge but the witness was already gabbling away with his answer. “Yes, most of it is under threat.”

    I wondered if the person was a scientist? Or a wildlife enthusiast? Or an observant member of the public? Or a campaigner or spokesperson for a campaigning group.

    You would think with a march today in London against Anthropogenic (CO2+methane) Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Climate Crisis and, now, Climate Disaster that The Humph might wonder how much CO2 and methane insects emit. And ask a question of the witness to that end. And their habitats, too. The Humph did not enquire. And how much the insect population compares in size to the human population of the planet. Again, no desire to know.

    Awkward but nevertheless important questions if we are to get to Net Zero ever, let alone by 2050.

    Here’s an inconvenient truth that Al Gore will not tell you: a major cull of the insect population would actually help in reaching that Net Zero goal.

    It might, probably would, cause other problems but it certainly would help cut world CO2 and methane outputs.

    These important questions were not asked by the BBC.

    I wonder why?

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  33. Foscari says:

    We saw another perfect example of the BBC’S agenda against
    Boris Johnson this morning on the Breakfast Programme on TV.
    Dan Walker was grilling a Minister on the poor quality support,
    parents of disabled children get. It was a long interview, and of course
    important. After several minutes Walker then told the Minister
    that although he had supported Michael Gove in the preliminary
    voting stages, who was he supporting now? As if he didn’t know!
    This had all been a set up by the editor and politically biased
    hierarchy at the BBC to give more support for THEIR man who
    they want to see as leader of the Conservative Party , Jeremy Hunt.
    The preceding several minutes on the important issue of child
    care was just a ploy! BBC haven’t you learnt your lesson from
    the Maitlis debacle?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Fos
      If anyone wanted to give the BBC the benefit of any doubt about their ‘ neutrality ‘ this astonishing Alex Boris Johnson saga is the case study .

      We know what the BBC defence will be – “he’s the next PM – unelected by the ordinary voter – so we are doing the ‘ quality control ‘ -“ assuming the role as some kind of extra constitutional vetting agency .

      If anyone looks at the BBC Charter I’d like to see the bit which authorises that.

      Good outcome – Boris become s PM . Pulls us out before 31 October . No deal . Sorts out short term consequence of ‘no deal ‘ …. and then delivers cold revenge on the BBC . And will they deserve it .

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  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #5

    The BBC selective amnesia was in full swing this a.m., not just on CO2 and insects, but on Brexit delays. They appear very keen to put back, extend, that Brexit deadline of 31 October 2019. They really were angling for it today.

    Yet they will frequently have other people (in a spirit of honesty & openness, on behalf of the BBC I guess they are pro-EU, pro-Remain) come on to the TOADY Programme on other mornings to tell listeners that ‘the Brexit delay and uncertainty is harming British business.’.

    Most peculiar. Which is it, BBC? I think we should be told.

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  35. Thoughtful says:

    Not BBC bias, but undoubtedly NUJ inspired reporting in the increasingly leftist Daily Mail:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7182439/Racist-Miami-Beach-condo-owner-hurls-fury-British-guest.html

    They will go half way across the world to find a Hispanic woman allegedly abusing a black woman, they fail to report the horrific story on their doorstep of a blind white man who was attacked and racially abused by a gang of Pakistani Muslims.

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/blind-man-attacked-newton-heath-16483214

    Thanks to NUJ reporting restrictions they are only referred to as ‘men’, yet it is clear from witness descriptions they know exactly what they are.

    Our mainstream media, as corrupt as ever, it’s only racism when they say it is and only white people can be ‘racist’.

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  36. taffman says:

    “Pound’s fall has stopped us buying a round of drinks”
    “When husband and wife, Javi Amor and Charo Rivero, used to return to Spain from their adopted home in London, they used to buy all their friends and family drinks.”
    \\But since Brexit, “everyone pays for their own drinks”, said Ms Rivero, who works as a midwife in London.//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48756187

    Message to Al Beeb and Mrs & Mrs Amor If you don’t like it here stay in Spain. I am sure that there’s plenty of work for you there and while you are at it, get your mates to fork out for the next round.
    More Anti-Brexit drivel . Simples .

       40 likes

    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Is their repeated travelling (plane I assume) not contributing to global warming?

      Selfish Bastards.

         33 likes

    • Dover Sentry says:

      They don’t buy rounds in Europe.

      Can’t be trusted, that’s why 😉

         21 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Taff, agree
      Yes it is galling they have this as a moan….the pound is now at the same level as 2011 and higher than 2008…well before Brexit…clearly they are only thinking about the time it went up and ignorant of other factors…

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  37. Kaiser says:

    the Beeb managed to tell us some woman had accused trump of being a rapist

    but are there things they didnt tell us

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  38. mikehunt says:

    I have mentioned this before, but the taxpayer-funded BBC Indonesian news service exists to provide Islamic propaganda to the Indonesians. (https://www.facebook.com/BBCNewsIndonesia/)

    Instead of providing, say, stories about current affairs in Indonesia (e.g., the current Islamofascist attempt to overthrow the democratically elected President), they today posted TWICE, an irrelevant (to Indonesians) story about the town of Aksum in Ethiopia not allowing Muslims to build mosques. (they don’t mention that churches are banned in all of Saudi Arabia), and a story about their investigation into Uighur Muslims camps in China.

    Yesterday’s story was ‘two Muslims break the burkini ban in France’, and followed from ANOTHER story about the supposed Uighur persecution two days ago.

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    • MarkyMark says:

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      Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps
      The BBC has been given rare access to the vast system of highly secure facilities thought to be holding more than a million Muslims in China’s western region of Xinjiang.

      Authorities there insist they are just training schools. But the BBC’s visit uncovers important evidence about the nature of the system and the conditions for the people inside it.

      Watch more: China’s vanishing mosques

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-48667221/inside-china-s-thought-transformation-camps

         18 likes

      • taffman says:

        \\Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps//
        Is that where Al Beeb get their ideas from ?
        This is a better one ………………………..
        You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
        Over to you maxi……………

           17 likes

      • G says:

        MM,
        How ever does the BBC hope to continue supporting the islamification of the West when there’s all that going on in China?

           11 likes

        • MarkyMark says:

          They need somewhere safe to practice Islam – not in Islamic countries of course.

             10 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      so stirring up some victim hood where there is none (in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country)

         17 likes

  39. G.W.F. says:

    The persecution of Boris continues. Here is a vital question. How often does he change his socks? Does he have more than one identical pair? Is he fit to be PM?

    Can we ask how often Laura Kuenseberg changes her knickers? Where does this nonsense stop?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      GWF
      Said the same to wife this morning..firstly it is not important 2nd he may have more than one pair like me 3rd they may be angora or something like my wife has that don’t need washing for ages…
      but it is just inane…dumb crap

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      • pertelote says:

        re#3 maybe Boris should contact that Greenpeace protester Janet Barking! ..didn’t she breed angora rabbits? She could probably knit him a few pairs..good PR no?

           12 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Not very good photos but I would suggest someone’s eyesight is none too good if they think that is the same pair of socks.

         12 likes

    • Stevie m says:

      Can’t stand that Laura kuessenberg, the smugness is so annoying. Does anyone know if she is Douglas carswell’s love child. Asking for a friend

         17 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Maybe Boris is having difficulty getting to his sock drawer, given that he has been hounded from his home by his left wing neighbours, the left wing media, and left wing class war Nazis?

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  40. Beltane says:

    At a BMA conference in Belfast doctors have voted to stop charging overseas ‘health visitors’ for use of the NHS. Apparently charging fees for such services can be construed as racist.
    PS. The BMA is a non-political organisation with the best interests of the UK at the heart and soul of its philosophy and work-ethic.

       35 likes

    • Not Gwent says:

      Did they also vote to work pro bono?

      Or did they vote using someone else’s money?

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      • Beltane says:

        Excellent idea NG, the idea of funding the NHS with Bono’s money gets my vote.

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    Jacob Rees-Mogg takes a tour of churches in Saudi Arabia with Sadiq Khan to show the tolerance of Islamic and Christianity thought … wait, there are no (0) churches in Saudi Arabia.

    Latter Sadiq Khan tells Jacob not to worry he can visit Mecca to see the cube of delight …

    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-43e9c41aa955cb5f411e93f8da953d8b

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  42. TrueToo says:

    Goodness, the BBC is desperate. So Boris is a slob. So what?!

    Churchill was a gruff, insulting drinker who nevertheless had the vision and the greatness to lead Britain to victory in the country’s darkest hour.

    I’m not saying Boris is another Churchill but if the BBC had a tiny bit of moral fibre it would at least give him a chance to prove himself.

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  43. 1 of 8e9 says:

    Who needs enemies when you have our MSM. The relentless character assassination of Boris, on full display for the EU, reminds me when the BBC broadcast that the Argentinians bombs where falling short on the British task force in 1982.

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  44. MarkyMark says:

    So Obama did nothing?

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  45. TrueToo says:

    Should that anti-Semitic, terrorist-loving communist Jeremy Corbyn become PM, I was wondering what his cabinet would look like.

    John McDonnell would probably make foreign minister. HIs first bit of business would be in the Middle East to encourage his and Corbyn’s friends to step up their killing of Israelis and Westerners .

    Seumas Milne has been very quiet lately, but no doubt he covets the security portfolio so he could head the Gulag.

    Diane Hippabbottamus would make an excellent chancellor. Who better than someone who can’t do basic arithmetic to oversee the spending of other people’s money till it runs out?

    There would be no shortage of applicants for Minister of Truth and Corbyn would find rich pickings at the BBC. He’d probably settle on Nick Robinson, who seems to think that Orwell’s 1984 is an instruction manual for an ideal society.

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    • Old Goat says:

      I think John McDonnell and his hard mates would wrest the Premiership from Corbyn, who would, in turn, be “disappeared”…

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  46. Terminal Moraine says:

    I see sniffy head girl Emma Barnett was bludgeoning her way through the sixth-form debate on Newsnight re: the Boris photo. “It’s about a planted photo into a newspaper, and we need to know what tricks are going on and what the veracity of that is.”

    Funny when it comes to bugging someone’s private life and a planted story in a newspaper, the BBC don’t care much to know what tricks are going on.

    £4.6bn tabloid journalism.

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  47. G says:

    TM,
    “Funny when it comes to bugging someone’s private life and a planted story in a newspaper, the BBC don’t care much to know what tricks are going on.”
    As good ol’ Sir Cliff would confirm……..

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  48. G.W.F. says:

    The race card played against Boris. He hired a man who said racist, that is, Islamophobic, comments about Sadiq Khan.
    The establishment – even the centre right – falls into line when it comes to Islam

       17 likes

    • Not Gwent says:

      OK the clip is 2’20” and the interviewer speaks for 1’23”

      The sound is turned down for the interviewee and we get to see the interviewer pulling faces the whole way through.

      I don’t mind if there is any bias as there is no tax going to talkRADIO.

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  49. Doobster78 says:

    ITV last night, programme about car crime. Lots of CCTV stuff etc etc.

    One very interesting case which i had seen before. Bus full of passengers, a large percentage of them Asian males. On the busses cameras it showed another vehicle following closely behind for a long period and driving erratically. The driver was, yep, a Asian Male.

    What happened next was hilarious. The following car proceeded to drive into the back of the bus at approx 10mph, barely denting the bumpers. Then it got better, about 20 of the Asian males on the bus, were picked up on the onboard camera, instantly , in unison, all holding their necks, one even threw himself on the floor.

    As you may have guessed, over 20 personal injury claims went in. Insurers investigated. all 20 GUILTY OF FRAUD.

    I dont know the exact statistics, but i would hazard a guess that 90 % of all crash for cash scams are perpetrated by Asian males.

    I dont know the exact statistics, but i would hazard a guess that 90 % of all postal voting fraud is carried out by Asian males.

    Who was the ringleader of the Peterborough labour campaign again ??????

    But i don’t understand. because our National Broadcaster, the impartial BBC, tell me that these said groups do not carry out any crime of any sort ? Very strange.

    Here’s the video …. right bunch of idiots.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It was both funny and sad to see, given that this is our poor old country now..

      These muppets were too stupid to realise that whiplash is not even felt until some hours after an accident. Sloppy bit of fraud there lads, must do better next time.

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  50. MarkyMark says:

    Climate Emergency: Glastonbury cancelled .. NOPE.

    Climate Emergency: All MPs use public transport .. NOPE.

    Climate Emergency: All Celebrities open up their big houses ro house more people .. NOPE.

    Climate Emergency: Everyone forced to buy Chinese electric cars and taxes go up .. YEAP.

       33 likes

    • Not Gwent says:

      Only the little people pay taxes green or otherwise.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Haven’t heard Lady Brooke on the World at One for a long time . But today —-

      There is a new Project Fear

      Top Civil servants are moving meaning there is a loss of skills which means leaving the EU will be a disaster .

      Also – it’s going to be taking place in the winter – which is bad .

      Over Three Years of This and no sign of an end to it . Despair comes somewhere near

         24 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Air Pollution Emergency ??
      They all go to Glastonbury and dance around big bonfires
      ..whilst filling their lungs with dope
      ..And then say
      “we need to tax those big corps they are POLLUTING the air our youth breathe #ThinkOfTheChildren”

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