Start The Week Open Thread 1 July 2019- including BBC ‘star’ pay

Half way through 2019 and our fight to end the Far Left Biased BBC is looking up . The coming PM has described it as the “Brexit Bashing Corporation “ and there are signs that sooner or later it will be put back in its’ box .

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343 Responses to Start The Week Open Thread 1 July 2019- including BBC ‘star’ pay

  1. Doobster78 says:

    Lammy again , he thinks turning their backs is “petty” …but he doesn’t think flying a Donald Trump in a nappy blimp is ?????? Strange.

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    • Doobster78 says:

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        ‘A proud and open nation”?

        I thought we were endemically racist and intolerant. Or could it be that he chops and changes to suit whatever gripe is on his to do list each day?

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        • countryblues says:

          So, what he’s saying is…if you discount all the nasty white people then what you have left is a proud and open nation? But those left mostly seem quite intolerant and some even prepared to murder for more intolerance.

          Whom exactly are the people that constitute this proud and open nation?

          I give up…I can’t work it out… 🙁

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          • vlad says:

            You must do some time in a bbc / Common-Purpose re-education kampf, and all will become clear.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Did he think it was petty for the F***ing Lirerals to wear Stop Brexit and Boll*cks to brexit T shirts? Didn’t see any comment
      And the EU isn’t a country and doesn’t have a bloody ‘national anthem’ unless they have made one up out of bits from all 27 countries..Lammy is a sad man..very sad

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  2. pugnazious says:

    Yep, let’s take the words of Remoaner Lord Patten very, very seriously just as the BBC does…..the man who called Brexit a ‘crazed ideological jihad’…..the BBC will be quoting an anti-semitic islamist next I expect…oh….been there, done that!

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    • JimS says:

      That might just be the cheque book needed to pay the Brussels Mafia and to bail out the Eurozone?

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  3. Doobster78 says:

    Gary Lineker not happy either … isn’t it funny how they do protest after protest after protest. Blimps, costumes, face paints etc etc … but they all think this protest is petty and childish. Yet again …..HYPOCRISY ALERT.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I’ll be honest. I thought it was rather juvenile but it certainly seems to have got under the skins of the right people and generated media coverage, which was perhaps the whole point. So what do I know?

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      • G.W.F. says:

        They should have sung a different song. Something British perhaps.

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        • taffman says:

          How about “Rule Britannia” ?
          Or has it been airbrushed out of The Last Night of the Proms yet?

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      • Beltane says:

        Have to agree Roland. There is absolutely no need for the Brexit MEPs to make juvenile and petty gestures, that simply demeans them to the level of the LibDems and the EU. Their whole ethos is based on such trivia with Verhofstadt its personification – three years of spite, duplicity and invective are all the proof we need of that.
        The referendum was our gesture and the Brexit Party its realisation. That’s the only point they need to make, and they make it by being there, all 28 of them.

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      • Old Goat says:

        What have they (we) got to lose? If the Former UK remains in, then the British MEPs will be a thorn in the side for the EU, at every opportunity. If the Former UK manages to exit, then they won’t be there at all, so in the meantime anything that conveys the contempt for the EU is fine by me.

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        • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

          OG you are right.

          We are there as puppet representatives under sufferance of an enemy power. It’s no time to pose as old fashioned Brits to play up and play the game.

          Show them up and cause trouble as much as possible, belittle the rubber-stamping job and the corrupt EU leaders as much as possible.

          If Boris backslides and goes BRINO what else do we have to keep up the momentum that says LEAVE MEANS LEAVE?

          It’s past the stage of ‘it’s not cricket dear boy’.

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          • LastChanceSaloon says:

            imnaly
            “under sufferance of an enemy power”
            Correct, but we seem to be in a minority recognising this.
            The intention of the EU is to replace sovereign European states with regions in a socialist tyranny.
            The intention of the EU is to import hundreds of millions of of ugly, unintelligent, criminally-inclined savages from Africa.
            The EU leaders, despite their calm outward appearance, are terrified that when the UK leaves the EU it will be a success which will encourage other EU members to leave.

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    • theisland says:

      Then there’s this (what would Lammy and Lineker say?)

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      • StewGreen says:

        [email protected]@cks is a swear word
        so it is not proper to wear it on your clothes in a forum like parliament.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Stupid LibDems, haven’t they noticed the printing errors on those, cowardly, submissive yellow ‘T-shirts’?

        They were meant to say “Stop! Brexit Now!” on the front and “Brexit is the Dogs Bollox” on the back.

        Should have known better than to have ordered them via Der Unterfuhrer Verhofenstufen.

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        ti
        Plenty of yellow lard on show.
        Snouts in the trough too frequently.

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    • StewGreen says:

      “childish”
      when libmob throw labels, they are PROJECTING themselves.

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  4. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On politics live the tory and labour wimmin were arguing about the oft repeated mess labour left which resulted in the years of austerity.

    In one way you have to feel a bit for the conservatives.

    After every labour government they leave the treasury empty because all labour can do is spend like a drunken sailor and borrow when the money has gone. They have no self control or sense of responsibility with money and they are totally fiscally incompetent.

    Then, in come the Tories and they have to clean up the mess left by labour. This invariably means tightening up on the money issues to try and reduce the out of control labour spending and they then get blamed for the harder conditions or austerity.

    Older folk see this reoccurring situation and so the sensible ones vote Tory as opposed to the young who only see more free stuff from labour and they don’t think of who is paying for it all.
    A bit like pensions. Younger people don’t start thinking about them until they become a bit more older and wiser.

    In short, labour spend everything and the Tories need many years to try and repair labour damage.
    Why can’t coburn and all the wimmin on her show understand this.

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    • Not Gwent says:

      “Why can’t coburn and all the wimmin on her show understand this.”

      I think it may have something to do with the way State Broadcaster is funded? They don’t need to worry about such trivia as sound finance. It will be in the back of their minds that their privileged soft cushion lifestyle is more likely to be maintained under Labour.

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  5. sjs says:

    BBC creaming themselves with delight to report the protest by the Brexit MEPs but will not report on the protests in France for the last 33 weeks, Bias in the extreme

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Social Media censorship/ strike
    Two things
    Gab has sent an email listing recent social media crackdowns
    listed here
    BBC has chosen to spin by focusing on a social media strike campaign.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48825410
    . course they would cos they’d like you to watch their lies unhindered.

    Better to take a holiday from metroliberal MSM
    cos the more you watch it, the more DISinformed you are.
    They use masses of PR trickery to push their agendas & hide others
    .. It’s social media that has helped subvert the iron grip that they have over our lives.
    It enabled Trump it and Brexit
    It’s no wonder the metrolibs are spitting mad
    Social media means they can NO longer suppress debate.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    4pm Radio4 a repeat first broadcast in April
    “Tom Heap sets off on a guilt trip road trip to find out why people like him won’t give up the things they know are destroying the planet.”

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Bradford : \\ A body found in the road at 4am was completely naked according to the pensioner who made the grim discovery.

    The man, thought to be aged between 20 and 30, was discovered lifeless in Saffron Drive, Allerton, Bradford, in the early hours of Monday morning. //

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  9. Roland Deschain says:

    Jon thinks the EU is a country.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Throwing a milkshake = just a bit of fun
      Throwing a milkshake with cement = less fun but, hey, the end justifies the means
      Kneeling during the US anthem = laudable civic protest
      Turning your back during the EU anthem = hooliganism

      Them’s the new rules

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    • StewGreen says:

      It is an occupying empire’s anthem

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Were they jeering? I didn’t hear that, they simply turned about face for a couple of minutes, it was a bit childish in my opinion, but that seems to be what politics is about these days. They could have been wearing bright yellow t-shirts with a swear word on the back… now that WOULD have been offensive.

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      • theisland says:

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48839829

        Brexit Party MEPs turn backs in EU Parliament

        HYS (ongoing)
        There seem to be more nasty comments about TBP than the LimpDems at the moment (the power of the headline).

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Are they new accounts? It has been noticeable since the EU Referendum on the BBC HYSs, that if the Comments are anti-Brexit, the Posting name will be unfamiliar and it will have the appearance of a new account.

          Someone with a more powerful PC, better Broadband and considerably better computer skills than I may be able to find out if they are.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      RD Jon thinks. No, he is only allowed to do that on the twenty ninth of February, when it is on a Friday.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Viewpoint: Why India’s Chennai has run out of water”
    “The city’s recent water crisis has exposed the effects of *climate change* and its vulnerabilities” says the clickbait.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-48797399
    Does the actual text say it’s to do with *climate change* ?
    … no it was other factors.

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  11. Sir_Arthur_Strebe-Grebling says:

    Today’s bBBC propaganda is working well for them. All of the comment appears to be about the overpaid ‘talent’ – people whose names we know from TV or radio – whilst the grossly overpaid talentless – people whose names we don’t know from behind the scenes in bBBC are successfully hiding their vast salaries.

    This is the real scandal. Hundreds of people who don’t do anything but have given themselves grand titles like director of this, controller of that or manager of the other, taking six-figure sums annually from the bBBC tax.

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  12. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    Stew, Chennai (formerly Madras) has run out of water because it is a city with an exploding population and very poor urban planning/infrastructure, in a dry part of the country, with very seasonal (monsoon) weather patterns.

    Reduce the population to what it was in the 1950s (less than a fifth of what it is now) and the supply would be more than adequate.

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  13. Luckyharry69 says:

    Can somebody tell me why ‘[email protected]@@s’ is an acceptable word for a Parliamentary Party to be able to use?….surely in the current climate that has to be SEXIST? Where is the condemnation from our media?
    Cable should be totally ashamed of himself……

    Can somebody tell me if [email protected]@T or [email protected]@Y or [email protected]@Y or [email protected] or various other colloquialisms referring to female genitalia were used then there would be total uproar.? But its OK because it only refers to MALE genitalia…

    “The EU are [email protected]@@S”
    “Grab the EU by the [email protected]@@Y”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Lucky
      Do you know what – I care less . But what I do care about is that posters to this site using it as a dumping / venting place where they roll off various words generally considered to be unacceptable and therefore – as moderator – sort of duty bound to censor . If you read what I wrote yesterday about this – I’m almost ready to pass on the baton to some other volunteer willing to give up their time to read over the site and do what needs to be done .
      As for your post – no editing , no deletion – which after this post I think I am going to engage in – particularly for those who appear ‘tired and emotional ‘ …..

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      • Banania says:

        Fedup2, I agree entirely. We should maintain civlized behaviour even when those around us don’t.

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  14. StewGreen says:

    So BBC Hull what important news do you have for us today ?

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    • Dystopian says:

      Why buy just one tin of paint when you can buy six. Then, I suppose it takes longer to paint it.
      I thought these local authorities were starved of money by the nasty Tories?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Wow BBC Look North deleted their post glorifying the Hull LGBT phonebox
      I wonder what the comments said before they deleted the entire post ?

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      • vesnadog says:

        Stew,

        “I wonder what the comments said before they deleted the entire post ?”

        BBC north as received literally 9 complaints asking us “Why did you include something white in the tiny bit at the top. Blacks fine. Hate white. BBC: Oops, your right – we hate white as well.

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  15. imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

    The BBC released some salary details of their highest paid panjandrums. They pitched it as a PR virtue-signalling piece, saying aren’t we wonderful for paying our wimmin top dollar. As if any of us cared. As if that was a thing to stop us hating the BBC and abolishing it as soon as we are able.

    I’ve got to the stage now where, if that first tiny step to freedom isn’t confirmed fully by the morning of 1st November 2019 – I’ll welcome in war, fire, pestilence, brimstone and the apocalypse.

    I want extreme restitution for the ruination that various traitors, foreign entities, religions and ideologies have foisted upon our country. There’d be no truth and reconciliation committees if I were in charge!

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    • Loobyloo says:

      Yes, makes very interesting reading and once again shows what a bunch of overpaid nobodies they are. Vanessa Feltz a top paid woman? Why? Jo Whiley got a £100k raise for….not much. She appears to be paid more the Maitlis and Bruce (on that list anyway). Gabby Logan and Lauren Laverne – atrociously overpaid IMO, Jason Mohammad in the top ten seems to be mostly sport….why?? Anything to do with the name? To show diversity in the top ten? Are the BBC really telling us that he, Logan and Laverne could not be replaced with cheaper talent? How about giving lots of graduates an opportunity on much lower salaries, thereby finding new talent. We all know it’s just a big diversity gravy train.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Feltz does a couple of radio spots for her ridiculous salary, and then tops it up with writing columns for womens and newspaper magazines. Meanwhile her ‘fiancee’ Ben Ofeudo (apparently something in a pop band) doesn’t have to worry about putting food on the table – is the ultimate kept man.

        There has to be an end to this abomination by the BBC to overpay overrated ‘talent’. Has Lineker caught someone with their pants down at the BBC ? which is why he’s paid a ludicrous amount for hosting one programme a week during the football season.

        As for Claudia Winkleman being part of the trio of high earning women, well, she must have a f……g good agent, like Feltz. Even that other dipsy blonde Tess Daly is on 6 figures for just 4 months ‘work’ – well prancing about in evening frocks and clapping like a seal.

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      • vesnadog says:

        Loo,

        “Gabby Logan”

        BBC use every opportunity to associate themselves with LEEDS UNITED hence Ms Logan’s dad used to play for that fooball club and they think that if we had a close relationship with Leeds the citizens of GB would look upon the BBC as close relations also.

        The BBC uses this same tactic with IPSWICH TOWN football club; as their manager used to be Bobby Robson ex-England manager as it gives them loads of opportunity to make themselves look like good, loyal citizens also.

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Brexit Party MEPs deserve to be criticised for their behaviour in Brussels today . They should not have stood up – for a meaningless tune ….

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  17. taffman says:

    “EU leaders have picked German Defence Minister Ursuala von der Leyen for the top post of European Commission chief, after a marathon three-day summit.”
    I see that Nigel Farage was not chosen then ?

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    • john in cheshire says:

      And not long ago this evening, on his LBC programme, when informing us listeners of the appointment Mr Farage said, words to the effect you’re probably going to ask me who she is and my answer, he said, is I don’t know. I’ve never heard of her before now.

      It’s another Herman Von Rumpuoy moment.

      Please God help us to get out of this abomination.

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  18. Up2snuff says:

    The Summery Summaries continue for TWatO

    The Montacutie has had an 80% pay rise! The mind boggles at this profligacy. If the Montacutie, who does not work a full week for some reason (work-to-rule? on strike? family reasons? health reasons?) gets 80% more, what did Carrie Gracie get?

    Lord HawHaw is interviewed and is disingenuous as usual. Apparently the BBC have inflated the programming part of the annual budget in the last year to make it appear that the salaries part of the budget, containing the 80%+ pay increases, is smaller. In reality, it has increased but not by as much as programming. Even though Lord HawHaw is in BH and I’m at home and we haven’t shaken hands, when he leaves the airwaves I still count my hands and fingers and check my wallet is there in my pocket and contains those moth-eaten £5 & £10 notes.

    Sarah later ‘lets the cat out of the bag’ about the programming. She says, of the Wimmins World Cup semi-final between England and USA, that it will attract more viewers than all the programmes broadcast so far this year on all three BBC TV channels. I am fairly certain that I think I heard that right. Maybe Sarah intended to say “across all three channels in a month” or something like that? Perhaps maxincony will be kind enough to check. If Sarah is right, that suggests, that even with a 50% increase over the Q-f game which was watched by 8m+, the total TV viewing for the BBC in 2019, so far, has been under 12m viewers across all three BBC TV channels.

    Therefore, the BBC is dying.

    Well done, Lord HawHaw. Your extra expenditure on programming has masked the salary increases but is doing nothing for the BBC.

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    On the evening shift ?!
    Even if people only register the headline – these people get a lot of money . I always wonder why there are never leaks from the special Tax Office which deals with ‘famous people ‘ and their complicated strands of income ….

    I bet the BBC contracts are structured to enable on BBC work – the after dinner talks – the facilitating conferences – to carry on outside public gaze – minimising taxes along the way .

    Then these people tell the public what they should think and believe

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, when the Mossack Fonseca thing came along, followed by the Panama Papers (or was it t’other way round?) I did wonder about writing to Lord HawHaw to ask if Beeboids (presenters or management) were on the lists.

      For the money the Beeboids get paid, I think they should be restricted to only working for the Corporation and they must be registered on PAYE, not paying tax through a Service Co. portal.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2
        I suppose the beeboids rely on the previous policy the BBC used of avoiding pension liability by getting beeboids to set up production companies to become ‘contractors’ .

        Beeboids rely on moral superiority to do their jobs . But for someone who spends there life reading from an autocue to get half a million a year compared to a worker who has real life changing responsibility – I don’t think the beeboids can claim much of a moral superiority – they are just prostitutes – souls sold for cash ….

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  20. john in cheshire says:

    I think this Daddy Dragon video is important enough to watch and consider helping him and Robin Tilbrook and his team in pursuing the government and the judges regarding their attempts to thwart their legal case.

    It’s about 13 minutes long but you’ll get the gist of what Graham is saying in the first 7 minutes or so.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      john, I think they are asking for something that the law cannot and will not do and that is to turn back time. I’m not surprised it has been thrown out. Sad but not surprised.

      If only Theresa May had not been such a coward or deceiver, she might still have been in post and heading for a rapturous reception from the rank & file at the Party Conference. She came so close to a clear Brexit and blew it.

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    • theisland says:

      As I understand the above the judge deliberately refused to mention the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 here in his/her ruling because the establishment are trying to suppress the text of the Act from being widely referred to/read, or have it ruled upon or mentioned in open court.

      Robin Tilbrook’s Facebook account was taken down (disabled) when he published the full 137 words of this law (In text form). To see this go to the pdf version in the above link (I can’t link to it directly).

      They do not want the text version and nub of the case – This Law – all over the internet because the Act is specific in it’s wording in LAW.

      1. It only confers power by parliament to issue the notice (not withdraw or extend it).
      2. Once notice is given the clocks ticking (two years max.)
      3. It specifically repeals (in spite of) the European Communities Act 1972.
      4. “any other enactment” The last limb of this simple Law says “no other law,” which means no statutory instrument, no motion, no other law can alter this act.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        ti, if the Government was acting ultra vires, ie. abusing its powers, I am not sure that that matters too much here. And if that was the case, why did the EU agree? They would be equally at fault. I suspect it was run past the ECJ by the Brussels people and an extension deemed acceptable.

        Another question would then be: ‘Who had suffered harm and how could they be compensated?’. Who was at fault: one Government or all 28 Governments? The answer is it cannot be quantified. How do you define and close the class, which IIRC is essential in law? How do you quantify the harm to be compensated? Ditto. In large part it is ephemeral, an affront to those who voted Leave and in greater part an affront to the UK’s democracy. How do you value that?

        As I said above, Tilbrook and Co are asking the law to turn back time. That it can not and will not do. In addition, the class and harm need to be established. Again it cannot.

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        • theisland says:

          Too complicated for me. I was trying to edit my post (I copied the last part from Daddy Dragon’s YouTube page) but was prevented to edit with 4 mins still to go. I gather others have had this problem with editing.

          I assume from what you say the Appeal will be rejected, although it does seem strange(?) that the judge did not mention the Act.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Yes, I’ve been troubled by the edit freeze. I was also not able to view the video as it is HTML5.

            The Act you refer to is Parliament having its say in accordance with the ruling of the Supreme Court in re Miller. If Parliament had had a repeal Bill for the 1972 Accession Act brought before it at the same time, and it also passed with the EU(NoW) Act 2017, then I think we would be ought of the EU on 29 March this year. That would have prevented Theresa May going to Brussels to ask for the first extension and it would have come into force at the expiry of Article 50 notice.

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  21. taffman says:

    “Brexit stockpiling warning: UK warehouses already ‘full’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48843038
    Project fear – desperation .
    How long does it take to knock up a few temporary warehouses?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, if the warehouses are already full then we are No-Deal-Brexit-Ready, are we not?

      Let’s go!

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    Ha ha
    Warehouse storage shortage – maybe they can import some from …. the Reich EU ….. or George soros’ company ..

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    • taffman says:

      “BBC pay: Claudia Winkleman, Zoe Ball and Vanessa Feltz among top earners”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48826586
      And its Stuff the pensioners with their Telly Tax.
      Over to you maxincony………..

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      • theisland says:

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        • Deborah says:

          Surely there is no such thing as men and women anymore and certainly people should not be identified by their gender by the BBC and gender should be irrelevant to pay. So where are the LGBTQYZ or whatever in the list and why are none getting top pay at the BBC?

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        • StewGreen says:

          That graphic if a distraction PR trick that distracts us from the real issue that the BBC take £4billion of public money each year and use it to push their own Guardianlalaland agendas , whilst suppressing other issues

          ======================================
          ,b>The politics of envy is a wrong thing .
          It is perfectly possible for Steve Jobs to earn $200m per year
          all paid for by us buying Apple products
          .. but for us both to be winners
          That is the difference between capitalism and communism
          It’s why the Russians are still singing the Beatles
          and why we aren’t singing old Russian pop songs.

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  23. Doobster78 says:

    Well said Piers !!! However, this is EXACTLY what the BBC love about her .

    A lesbian footballer, women’s rights campaigner who hates President Trump. Job for life at the BBC.

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  24. Fedup2 says:

    Maybe the best way of putting the earnings of beeboids into perspective is that one earning half a million a year will need to be funded by nearly 3500 licence fees .

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  25. Dover Sentry says:

    The only Brexit Party related BBC programme that I can find is on I-Player and was recorded on the 25th June.

    HARDtalk with Richard Tice, Chairman of the party.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006bxs/hardtalk-richard-tice-mep-chairman-the-brexit-party-uk

    Excellent viewing.

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  26. Halifax says:

    Ok BBC you’ve had your fun now we know what we have always known and that is that women’s football is crap. Perhaps with an extra player a smaller pitch and goals it may have some entertainment value, but trying to emulate men’s football dooms the game to failure. If you want to watch a proper women’s sport watch netball now that is a good game that suits the physical attributes of the female frame. The world cup is in the UK soon I believe it’s all sold out. So watch netball on Sky we have a chance of winning it …..

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    • EmptyingDadsShed says:

      I am quite happy for women to play alongside men in the Premiership League.
      The best players will rise to the top😁

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      • G.W.F. says:

        Mrs GWF has watched a match tonight. I asked her if the women spit like the men every time the camera focuses on them and she said that they do not spit at all.
        Sorry, that’s the nearest I can get to an intelligent comment of the subject.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        That is a very good idea – VAR can be used for yellow and red cards as well as indecent assault allegations . That will sex the beautiful game up nicely .

        Will never watch a Wimmins game but hit 10/1 on a red card and USA winning so good for me ..

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    • chancygardner says:

      Well, I have to concede. I’ve been pretty critical of the women’s game on here but I went down to the pub to watch the semi-final (mainly to see the pink haired one get an elbow in the gob but sadly she wasn’t playing). But get this! I was really cheering for the England team and I thought we were very unlucky not to get something out of the game. Yes there were errors you wouldn’t see in the men’s England team but there was a raw and admirable determination and I felt proud watching players in England shirts working themselves so hard. Gallant losers again but a great performance.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I take it England (in whatever game we play) lost – again. At least that’s something we’re good at – losing.

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  27. G.W.F. says:

    I understand that Tommy Robinson is to stand trial on July 4th. One might think the BBC would have said something about the trial, especially as this time he could be going away for a long time. Surely someone might break the complete wall of silence regarding the trial. Nothing by Robinson or friends on social media and no one with any concept of fair play and justice is covering it.
    News would be of interest as we approach the final hours before the trial.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      He put something out at the weekend but I think peak TR has passed . The State has done its wearing down process well with him .

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    • Banania says:

      TR himself has of course been banned from Twitter and Facebook at the behest of the Government. (Also from Paypal, I believe.)

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  28. taffman says:

    Outrage from the Remainers because The Brexit Party turn their backs on the EU Anthem.
    Where was the outrage about this ?

    “Donald Tusk: Special place in hell for Brexiteers without a plan – BBC News”………………..

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  29. Celtic_Mist says:

    The BBC and Sky News (and the rest) have been going on about how (the weather event) last week’s heat wave is becoming up to 100 times more likely according to a new science paper.

    At least Sky News pointed out that the paper in question hadn’t yet been peer reviewed which is the normal procedure before it can accepted for publication.

    The Guardian went further and reported that –

    “these bigger increases in probability may result in part from changes in land use, soil moisture and irrigation, the growth of towns and cities, and air pollution, all of which can affect temperature”. I think land use means deforestation.”

    My conclusion is that (even) the Guardian is more honest than the BBC when it comes to critical journalism and the latter is full of ‘Greenpeace’ looneys.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48838698

    [Bet whats his name M—- would be impressed that we quote the Guardian;)]

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  30. StewGreen says:

    This idea that Foxnews was removed from the UK for Ofcom breaches
    Nope in Dec 2016 Murdoch came up with a preliminary agreement for 20cFox to buy the whole of SkyUK
    libmob went crazy and tried to stop this.
    from 2011 FoxNews had been available but behind a heavy paywall
    Sometime in early 2017 Foxnews became more available via SkyUK

    There was political intereference cos in May
    “O’Reilly accuser to meet @Ofcom as @FoxNews scandal threatens @SkyUK deal”


    That causes Murdoch to go soft on pushing FoxNews in the UK
    Then Sky first took it off it 7th June 2017 saying it was cos of the UK election


    It was off for a month cos tweeters complained

    – Then August 27 Sky unilaterally decided to remove it
    Loads of people complained on Twitter

    10 weeks later on 6 Nov 2017 even tho the channel had finished in the UK Ofcom made judgements about 2 way old things one 6 months old one 10 months old.
    If they’d complained at the time it would have been something , but waiting so long to complain about minor things seems contrived.
    They claimed the 2 items didn’t have enough alternative viewpoints. (a thing the BBC does every show)
    That is ridiculous cos US networks are not equally left/right balanced. Other networks like CNN have loads of lefty/libs and few righties.

    complaint #1 Jan 2017 shortly after President Donald Trump’s first attempt to implement a travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries. The regulator found that Mr Hannity and his guests were overwhelmingly supportive of the ban and had not included differing views.”

    Complaint #2 May 2017 \\ Mr Carlson’s show, which aired in the aftermath of the Manchester suicide bombing, was highly critical of UK authorities but did not “reflect significant alternative viewpoints,” Ofcom said.//

    Seems to me that libmob political interference got FoxNews removed from SkyUK
    Then journos said “Oh it had no viewers !”
    well of course it did at the end
    cos Sky had never marketed it and they’d switched it off for a month at the election

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      You can watch it online – the fox news website also has the Hannity and Tucker clips

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  31. StewGreen says:

    …. BBC pushing Green-steel dream
    8pm Radio 4 Radio4 show about British Steel
    Context
    #1 for the last 100 years well before green-politics steel was already the most recycled material there is
    … scrap has always been put in the steel furnace.
    #2 There are good reasons when you are making QUALITY steel you don’t use anything like 100% scrap
    (the ingredients are carefully controlled .. and scrap steel is always contaminated. etc.)

    To the prog
    Adrian Goldberg and producer Jim A Booth came to Scunthorpe & spoke to people
    but then chose to end their prog with a TAKE AWAY narrative
    from a Guardianland man Prof Julian Allwood who said
    Well the UK is only making as much steel as it scraps every-year
    So it could be a world leader in new Green-steel
    by just recycling steel by making it from 100% scrap
    .. this would need financial support from government ‘

    This typical effing metropolitan-news guys
    They start with an idea/agenda
    & then carefully CONSTRUCT narrative to that support that idea
    They’s read a Guardianlalaland voice with a magic idea that fits their worldview
    & that is what they were going to push.

    The golden rule of journalism is that you test/challenge narratives
    ..not just air them unopposed.
    They were in Scunthorpe so why didn’t they ask the Scunthorpe BOS plant engineers why we don’t use 100% scrap steel in the BOS furnace today ?

    If there was such a thing as magic-green-steel
    ..There’d be money in it and a profit making corp would already be on it.

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  32. StewGreen says:

    6:40pm BBC Local news did the EU parliament story
    very cynical framing
    First they show the Brexit Party turning their backs
    and then the presenter remarked
    “The Liberals had Stop Brexit msgs on their T-shirts”

    talk about lying by omission
    They had a swear word NOT just “Stop Brexit msgs”
    … that is a level of rudeness

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  33. Celtic_Mist says:

    The hypocrisy of the BBC is breathtaking when one recalls that Jo Brand’s ‘acid’ comment was a ‘joke’

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    • Celtic_Mist says:

      The article adds –

      “However, it sometimes happens that off the cuff remarks, which might be amusing in one cultural context, lose their humour in translation when brought into another. He regrets any offence that may have been given.”

      Throughout his life, the Dalai Lama has opposed the objectification of women and supported gender equality, it added.

      The statement also said comments in which he said refugees in the European Union should ultimately return home “may have been misinterpreted.”

      “He certainly appreciates that many of those who leave their countries may not wish or be able to return,” it said,

      However, there was no apology for his comments on Mr Trump who, he said, had a “lack of moral principle”.

      [BBC finds ways to express its political opinion – (by proxy)]

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  34. Fedup2 says:

    New Thread of bias up…

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Magid Magid wore a sweary T-Shirt to the EU
    now as a Green MEP he says the Brexit Party are disrespectful
    Then the bbc in the photo story seem to use a Sheffield photo that says “immigrants make Britain great”


    The BBC Live page says
    Magid Magid, 30, was wearing a baseball cap and a T-shirt with swearing and an anti-fascist slogan on it when he was asked to leave.

    The former Lord Mayor of Sheffield was elected as one of six MEPs for the Yorkshire and Humber region in May.

    The European Parliament said no member of staff was involved in the incident.

    Mr Magid said he did not know who the person was who asked him to leave, although he believed that individual to be an official.

    He said the person asked if he was lost and then suggested he leave.

    He added: “I make people feel uncomfortable, people don’t know how to react.”
    BTW That makes it sound like that is beloved EU is racist and assumes a black guy in the building is a lost tourist.

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  36. StewGreen says:

    Radio Sheffield …. thorough Labour Labour anti-Brexit presenter Toby Young let his mask slip and just yelled at caller Lee that if course turning your back is worse than a sweary T-Shirt.
    … a few minutes later he remembered he had to pretend not to support the LibDem stunt.

    Badly informed …he said “they take a salary”
    em Richard Tice doesn’t take one.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The call was at 8:35am
      Lee pointed out that libmob support the American Footballers refusing to kneel for their anthem
      So Brexit Party were just doing the same
      ..whereas LibDems swear words reflect that the disrespect the views of the voters.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07cq2td

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      • Banania says:

        They were not doing just the same. In the Amricans’ case it was their own national anthem, so they were deliberately insulting their own country. In the case of the MEPs the music was not any national anthem, let alone theirs; and worse, it was being promoted as a national anthem, so they rightly refused to put themselves in a compromising position.

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  37. StewGreen says:

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