Midweek Open Thread 10 July 2019

So , Ladies Gentlemen and confused .. Thursday marks the sentencing of a journalist after a politically motivated trial in Britain . The BBC will cover it and fight for ‘press freedom ‘ right? Or maybe it’s the kind of ‘press freedom ‘ of which they do not approve . The British State will also want to send a signal to less courageous folk about the cost of challenging what it has allowed to happen – and which is continuing to happen to children in bits of Britain politicians and journalists seldom think of yet alone visit .

I would never recommend a BBC programme – but Wednesday night sees the broadcast of a report on anti semitism in the Labour Party ….

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582 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 10 July 2019

  1. pugnazious says:

    Another BBC fake news narrative bites the dust. Over the last few months there has been an underlying narrative that the BBC was happy to promote that the Tory Party is being hijacked by Brexit extremists from UKIP….Soubry and Co of course were the reliable source for such stories…

    ‘In recent weeks, allegations have grown that something dark is afoot among the Conservative grassroots. Anna Soubry summarised it this week with a bold assertion: “the majority of associations are being infiltrated by a nationally orchestrated entryism designed to remove rebel MPs who they call traitors”.’

    Problem with that? Naturally it was a total fabrication…shame so much of our esteemed MSM media ran with the lies…lies disproven by a new YouGov survey….

    https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/07/11/does-conservative-party-have-problem-entryism

    ‘In total, one in five (21%) of those eligible to vote for the next Prime Minister have recently joined the Tory party and say one of their main motivations for doing so was to get that vote.

    But should the party be concerned by this?

    Whilst sharing the aims and values of the Conservative Party might not be the main reason they joined the party, that doesn’t mean they don’t, and also doesn’t mean they aren’t still loyal Conservatives. The vast majority of them voted for the party in 2017 (92%) and in 2015 (71%).’

    So…most new members voted for the Tory Party in 2017, more in fact that in 2015….so disproves this is entryism based on trying to sway the leadership contest.

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  2. Dover Sentry says:

    TR may be transferred to an open prison once he has been processed.

    If not, questions will have to be asked.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Dover – I don’t think Open prisons have solitary confinement – which is about the only place he might just be ‘safe’ – although corrupt prison staff can be paid to get to him . Apparently it’s not unknown for gangs in prisons to have one of their kin join the prison service to help run things .

      And if race /religion is involved they’ll get the same sort of protection afforded to the Muslim paedophile rape gangs – if their not related to them ….

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  3. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If the Labour Party want to be free of anti-semitism there’s a simple way to achieve this.

    Get Shami to look into it and have a full investigation.
    I’m sure we will all be relieved when, a couple of weeks later, we will find out that there is no anti-semitism in the Labour Party.

    By the way, what’s next up from Baroness?

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    • LynetteO says:

      THe BBC morphed into the Teheran Broadcasting Association when the Today programme gave a very soft interview to an Iranian academic and allowed him to spew anti British propaganda . It was as if they had invited Lord Haw Haw to London in WW2 to attack Churchill .

      The BBoid was feeding him the line that Britian was cowtowing to Trump. The BBoid even led the Iranian to accuse Britain of following the US because of Brexit. It accused Britain of ramping up the Iranian crisis in the gulf by sending another destroyer when in fact HMS Duncan is going out to replace HMS Monrose to mantain a continuous presence.

      The question that a national broadcaster should have asked on behalf of the British people was about the Iranian radioactive material that they found proving that Iran has been decieving the world.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Lynette, good spot. I noticed that, too.

        Just to re-assure you, Rumpole was on his feet several times with his eyebrows threatening to hit the Court Room ceiling fan: “M’Lud, leading?” “M’lud, m’learned friend is once again leading the witness.” “M’Lud, I object most strongly, Counsel is leading!”

        Unfortunately, LCJ Radio-Speaker is getting a bit deaf in his old age, and the Prosecution was allowed to go on asking leading questions. Mardell is such a TOAD it is something of a wonder that the BBC don’t get him in to work on a certain R4 programme from 6a.m. to 9a.m. every weekday. He is well suited.

        Mardell could also have asked about whether the Iranians need nuclear for electricity generation (they do) and whether their ‘threat’ to set all the oil & gas wells ablaze in the M-E, starting with their own I presume, might have a distinctly damaging effect on the Iranian-already-in-trouble-economy.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        Lynette
        Yep – they sure did let him say whatever he wanted without much contest..It was the usual excuse to blame POTUS and slag off the UK.
        BBC at its best – and now repeating it on 5pm section

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    • vesnadog says:

      E,

      “weeks?”

      Get set go……..

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  4. theisland says:

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Wilders has no chance of meeting TR or of even being allowed into the UK. The UK is a police state of the progressive left, aggressive left is a more apt title. They are either dumb or in league with Islamist and seem happy to help islamise our country whether we like it or not. The likes of TR and GW, who stand as leaders of the people’s resistance movement , are to be silenced by whatever means necessary and made an example of to discourage anyone who might put their head over the parapet and tell the truth.

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  5. fakenewswatcher says:

    I see in South Africa Today News that a (predominantly white) farmer has been murdered every 7.2 days in the period between January 2019 and June 2019. My comment between brackets is relevant, in that -regrettably- it largely explains motive.
    I doubt that our impartial public broadcaster would be interested in this story.
    During the above period, there were 218 farm attacks and 25 murders in SA. Still no story here, of course.
    The most dangerous day is Friday, and the most dangerous time between 18.00 and 24.00. Exceptional brutality and/or torture is a common feature. So, for instance, an elderly man was attacked by an armed gang of approx 12 men at Brits, NW Province on 11 July – 6 of whom were armed with handguns, (are we allowed to hint that there could be hate crime going on here? Real hate crime, not the ‘I was offended by…’ variety) seems to be the creation of Zimbabwe 2.0, or perhaps, a little Venezuela…
    Lest we think 12 July has been attack-free, a man was seriously injured after being attacked by 4 armed men on a farm near Potchefstroom, 10.00. Nothing to be seen here either, so we’ll move on…
    60% increase in farm attacks over the last decade. Wonder why?

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  6. Doobster78 says:

    Gary showing us the real reason he wants to Remain. So he doesn’t have to queue at the airport on one of his various BBC tax payer funded jollies !!!. Prat.

    At the end of the day , these privileged remainer types are only interested in themselves, whether that be travel queues or fat EU pensions and personal subsidies. Horrible bunch.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Doob,
      I think that Gary is just thinking of us ordinary folks not himself. It will be many years since he had to stand in a queue on account of him being a star and all that goes with it. I find him the most objectionable person on TV. I can’t bear to listen to his woke nonsense.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Doobs, “these privileged remainer types are only interested in themselves, whether that be travel queues or fat EU pensions and personal subsidies.” – you missed ‘or holiday homes in the southern EU States plus maybe an apartment in Prague or Amsterdam or Vienna’.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Why does he insist on posting stupid things? For me a blue passport would be worth it as I queue anyway – have you arrived at any of our airports recently? As others have said Mr Lineker hasn’t queued for years so no for him it doesn’t matter..

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  7. Dover Sentry says:

    The Brexit Party.

    Episode 2 of their Transmission Channel on Youtube.

    The panel said that as the main stream media won’t mention them, they have created their own channel. Intresting that a boss in Channel 4 was very upset that they were wasting EU money by using the EU studio for this recording!

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Ali Bashar case in Germany

    2 days ago bbc covered it
    Likewise no pic of his face

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    • StewGreen says:

      “Gentleman Jack finale get 4.7m viewers”
      … out of 60m people that’s not much

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  9. The Sage says:

    Don’t ya just love diversity and the many joys it brings to the indigenous people of this great country:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48967618

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    • Kaiser says:

      why was this animal on the streets?

      “The court heard Pencille, who declined to give evidence during his trial, had 14 previous convictions for 19 difference offences over a 19-year period, including possession of offensive weapons, violence and dishonesty.

      In 2010, he had stabbed a flatmate in the neck over a minor disagreement.”

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      • Annunaki says:

        Other pics are available, although world class bbc journalists cant seem to find them, bbc continues with a pic of him wearing glasses giving him maybe some semblance of civilisation, may bbc hoping for “promising young….etc etc”

        Heres one of him with a spliff,…. missed that BBC ? ….do I get a Pulitzer ?

        And his gang membership ? not quite so bookish there is he ???

        GUILTY: Train-rage killer was schizophrenic cannabis-addicted gangster with 30 convictions who psychiatrist had ruled was NO DANGER to himself or others – just 24 hours before he stabbed father 18 times in front of his son, 14

        EXCLUSIVE: Darren Pencille ran with London’s South Man Syndicate [SMS] gang
        Cannabis-addict was previously jailed for possession of a gun and a stabbing
        The 36-year-old murdered Lee Pomeroy, 51, on Guildford to Waterloo train
        Knife-obsessed killer brushed past his victim and later stabbed him in the neck
        Killer fled the train at the next stop where his girlfriend helped him escape police
        He was considered ‘no risk to others’ by a psychiatrist 24 hours before murder
        Pencille was a paranoid schizophrenic – but refused to take medication and smoked super-strong cannabis to treat it instead

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7241017/Man-GUILTY-murdering-father-stabbed-son-Surrey-train.html

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        • Annunaki says:

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          • Annunaki says:

            No doubt bbc wil continue with pics of white hands holding knives in the face of all the statistics on London crime, racist that…

            BBC media liar, purveyor of false news

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  10. fakenewswatcher says:

    Kaiser – Given our overfull jails, to make space for people who broadcast news which offends ‘some’?

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    Can you believe that the BBC is bothering to interview the traitor PM before exits number 10 . I couldn’t watch it . What did we do to get such an inadequate bland liar PM when we needed some one who was a fighter and schemer . ?

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  12. Demon says:

    I normally watch Farage’s LBC show the day after. It’s convenient for me and I can whizz through the adverts. Yesterday’s was about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Someone, probably James O’Brien, has made it not available.
    O’Brien is an extreme alt-left type who doesn’t like any opinion that attacks Labour or supports Brexit. So he would be the obvious choice. Does anyone have a copy of what Nige said as it appears he may have got his programme over the Labour target and got shot down?

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    • StewGreen says:

      A couple of other people complained
      \\ Lorraine Cowlishaw @Lorribaby69 Jul 11
      Was listening to the Nigel Farage show on LBC on FB and after 5 mins it was stopped
      my man was watching it on you tube and they cut it after 15 mins.
      It so happens they were talking about last nights Panorama and The Labour Party //
      It’s on Facebook now
      https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157290176141558&id=117611746557&__tn__=-R

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      • StewGreen says:

        @Demon Sorry that’s not the correct video – that’s his anti-Tommy one
        I got confused cos I was on a tablet
        Here on a laptop I can see that the version of Thu night show was only 5 mins long
        Last night the SocialMediaSummit and Twitter were massively affected by the internet outage
        ..so LBC might have been affected also.

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        • Demon says:

          Thanks for that Stew. I’d seen that and just assumed it had been deleted for being too honest and accurate.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Sheffield : LibTribe Lose One
    Sheffield Uni wrong to expel Christian social-work student over Facebook not conforming to LibTribe groupthink
    In a strongly worded judgment, three judges of the Court of Appeal unanimously reversed a Deputy High Court judge’s refusal to interfere with a decision of the University of Sheffield

    \\ university had removed a Christian student from a two-year MA course in social work because he had expressed, on a public social-media platform, his disapproval of homosexual acts based on his religious views.
    In September 2014, the student, Felix Ngole, enrolled as a mature student on the course which, if completed successfully, would lead to registration and practice as a qualified social worker. He had completed one practice placement, which brought him into direct contact with service users, and was due to undertake his second placement in the second year of the course.
    In September 2015, Mr Ngole posted a series of comments on his Facebook account about a prominent news story on a website in the United States regarding the imprisonment of a registrar in the United States, Kim Davis, for contempt of the order of a Federal District Court. The sentence was a result of Ms Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples because of her Christian beliefs.//
    https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/12-july/news/uk/expelled-christian-student-wins-appeal

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Sheffield news #2 ISIS Terrorist Iraqi Kurd refugee
    It was on for first 4 mins of ITV local news.

    The chip shop own was implicated, but found not guilty.


    BBC

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  15. Annunaki says:

    Here we go: BBC blackwash for the stabber guity of murder:

    BTW does anyone on here stab someone 18 times when they panic???

    Whenever panic struck during a rail journey, “nine times out of 10” he would call Mitchell, who has borderline learning disabilities and whose IQ is ranked in the lowest 1% of the population.

    Mitchell, 28, would talk to Pencille – who she called Jimmy – to calm him down and collect him if he had been unable to stay on a train. She would either take him to her flat in Farnham, Surrey, where they lived together, or to a quieter railway station or on to his destination.

    She would do his shopping, sending him WhatsApp images of the items she had bought to make sure they were the right ones.

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  16. Annunaki says:

    Doncha just love em, enrichment indeed:

    Parts of southern France descended into chaos on Thursday evening after Algeria beat Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations. One football supporter ran over a family, killing a woman, and seriously injuring her baby, as fans celebrated Algeria’s victory.

    France chaos: Rioting and looting after Algeria’s Africa Cup victory – shocking video
    RIOTS erupted in southern France on Thursday evening after Algeria beat Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1152593/France-news-riots-Algeria-fans-woman-killed-crime-Marine-Le-Pen-Macron

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    • Dystopian says:

      I’m surprised they didn’t blame the yellow vests.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        Dystopian

        Not yellow vests but Gilet Noirs – Black vests. Migrants who are occupying the Pantheon in Paris.
        Seen it on the BBC? No.
        The #Giletsnoirs, immigrants inhabitants of unhealthy homes and street tenants, occupy #lepantheon!
        We come to the grave of your great men denounce your desecration!
        We will stay here until the last of us has papers and for all those who will come after you have the freedom to stay!
        To all those who rebel here, in Sudan or Algeria,
        To all those who fight against exploiters,
        To all those who think that no human being is illegal,
        To all those who are tired of dam against the extreme right every 5 years,
        And who are convinced. It is that the fight against racism that comes, is the fight against existing racism.
        Papers and accommodation for all and all!
        Freedom of traffic and installation!
        Long live the struggle of black vests!
        We want to talk to the 1St Minister Edouard Philippe Now!

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Don’t forget the fan celebrating on the Champs Elysees with… a chainsaw.

      Coming to a city near you soon

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  17. Richard Pinder says:

    According to the left-wing BBC and anti-Semitic Labour party, the Jews should be returned to the United States were they belong, but according to the left-wing indigenous Native Americans, the Jews should be returned to Eastern Europe were they belong, but according to the left-wing indigenous Eastern Europeans the Jews should be returned to the Holy Land were they belong. The left-wing descendents of the tiny number of indigenous people in the Holy Land agree, and say that the Muslims should be returned back to Arabia were they belong and the Christians returned back to Rome were they belong. The left-wing Pope in Rome signed a treaty recognising the state of Palestine. But the right-wing Grand Mufti in Arabia made a fatwa, calling Hamas a terrorist organisation and stating that fighting against Jews is forbidden for Muslims. Confusing or what?

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    • Annunaki says:

      not that confusing, 95% of the wars, genocide, torture rape in the world : muslims, can be easily verified, and they hate Jews also, simples

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  18. StewGreen says:

    TR video from Bitchute
    ..If you are gong to give money thru the internet, it’s upto you to make sure that you are not giving to a scam.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/OIM92GsPbkY/

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    • Annunaki says:

      BBC today claim he is selling his “country house” for 900 K, interesting

      Tommy Robinson: The rancour, rhetoric and riches of brand Tommy

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48942411

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Annunaki
        Glad you’re still here . The author of the real hatchet job – Dominic casciani – I’m sure isn’t short of a few bob . I’m sure he’d like to put a picture of his home (s) up too -together with valuations .
        This could be followed with lists of the inhabitants of Westminster and their homes with valuations . Not going to be too many poor MPs and Peers there either .

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        • Annunaki says:

          F2, thank you, have spent a wonderful week in various parts of central and particularly east London, like a cross between Mogadishu and Iraq, on steroids, now back to civilisation although a bit traumatised, got off the train and welcome to see women in hot sunshine without being forced to wear headscarves and burkhas

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          • G.W.F. says:

            Annunaki

            Just returned from France where my eye fell on some ladies on the beach with tops removed from their bikinis. Also some would be stylish white women wearing those one piece fashionable burka cover alls. A visit to the unisex toilet where I stood behind a row of men using the urinals and to the right using the wash hand facilities was a complete hijab covered letterbox in breach of French law, washing the legs of a very small girl. And I thought these perfect women were keen to avoid the sight of men with their plonkers out.

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            • Annunaki says:

              “keen to avoid ” no, just wearing this tribal crap to put two fingers up at the country that has the grace to offer them a home

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              • Annunaki says:

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              • Annunaki says:

                BBC profile of a (BLACK) murderer with numerous previous convictions for extreme violence and gang membership :

                Pencille had supported her when depression after the stillbirth left her unable to get out of bed and she still had to care for her young daughter, who called Pencille “Daddy”.

                stabbed a father 18 times in front of his 14 year old son, bbc des not care about that childs trauma

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              • pertelote says:

                indeed..shameless..but that is the problem..neanderthals!

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Annu, it wont be long before there will be complaints from the non-white communities that our English villages are too white – well anywhere that isn’t inner city anyway. Its about the only thing that hasn’t been pounced upon like everything else – jobs, institutions, the arts, universities, the exception being the NHS.

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      • Banania says:

        That article by Dominic Casciani is truly horrifying. We are paying for this propaganda.

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        • Annunaki says:

          You want propoganda ?

          Propoganda:

          A black drug taking gang member with numerous convictions for violence who stabbed someone in front of their child 18 times :

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-48883616

          BBC : Whenever panic struck during a rail journey, “nine times out of 10” he would call Mitchell, who has borderline learning disabilities and whose IQ is ranked in the lowest 1% of the population.

          Mitchell, 28, would talk to Pencille – who she called Jimmy – to calm him down and collect him if he had been unable to stay on a train. She would either take him to her flat in Farnham, Surrey, where they lived together, or to a quieter railway station or on to his destination.

          She would do his shopping, sending him WhatsApp images of the items she had bought to make sure they were the right ones.

          Neither of them had dealt with the loss of their stillborn son, Romeo, who died the previous summer, the Old Bailey heard during the trial.

          Mitchell, who met Pencille on a dating website, told jurors their feelings were still raw and the pair had been struggling – the court heard the defendant carried a 20-week ultrasound scan of Romeo in his wallet.

          She said Pencille had supported her when depression after the stillbirth left her unable to get out of bed and she still had to care for her young daughter, who called Pencille “Daddy”.

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          • Annunaki says:

            Awww bless let im off ……they said “daddy”

            FFS no mention WHATSOEVER of the stabbed (WHITE) fathers 14 year old (WHITE) child who witnessed this animal kill his father in front of him ??

            No mention whatsoever of the impact upon that child or his mother, bit like muslim (WHITE) schoolgirl thousands of rape victims they do not matter to the bbc, their ruined lives,

            find a black or muzzie or gay victim of anything though and the bbc go to town

            The clear result of a left wing twisted blairite ” education” infecting those in the media who could not educate themselves enough in history science or anything else for that matter other than “media studies”

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  19. StewGreen says:

    @Earthling Carl : Debunking BBC Far-Right Docudrama
    – ‘The Left Behind’

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  20. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online Quiz:

    “”How much do you really know about climate change?””

    https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z48hqp3

    BBC, how much do YOU really know about climate change??

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    • Old Goat says:

      The BBC knows bugger all about anything, let alone climate change.

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    • G says:

      DS,
      Simples: Ask Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s Environment reporter –
      “..He (Harrabin) then studied English at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge….”. “Gained a Degree”?
      He’s got “…..an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Cranfield University”. In case it didn’t register: An HONORARY DOCTORATE.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Harrabin
      Just the sort of chap you would turn to for his in-depth knowledge and opinion on so-called, ‘Climate Change’ wouldn’t you?

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  21. Annunaki says:

    How many at the BBC have ANY qualifications in science, history geography ? worth an FOI application maybe

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    • taffman says:

      Annunaki
      Perhaps maxincony can tell us ?

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Its known that 86% of the BBC’s “Best scientific experts” did not have any scientific qualifications. BBC Climate science programs have been known to have been presented by Naturalists, Geneticists and Geologists. The last known Atmospheric Physicist to appear in a BBC Climate science documentary was Richard Lindzen. The documentary pitted a sceptic, versus, the believer, the President of the Royal Society. The sceptic had the advantage of being a Professor of Atmospheric Physics from the worlds top university. The believer, Paul Nurse had the disadvantage of not having any scientific qualifications relevant to Climate science as well as violating the 1753 established rule of the Royal Society “Nullius in verba” never to give their opinion as a body upon any subject. However the reason the BBC used the President of the Royal Society was because of his “appeal to authority”

      Also, the Senior scientific advisor for one BBC Climate science documentary which elicited complaints from Mensa members turned out to be a computer modeller. Its not known if anyone with a PhD in Atmospheric Physics has ever had any influence at the BBC. Paul Hudson is thought to be the nearest thing to a causational climate scientist employed by the BBC, but he is thought to have been brainwashed by an intensive BBC enviromentalist training scheme by the BBC’s “Best scientific experts”?

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  22. Annunaki says:

    Had the misfortune to work in London this week with an “organisation” not unconnected with the mayor, and working thru the usual induction presentation slides and their various information websites

    office: at LEAST 60 % white male, more likely 70% as all professionals required in scientific disciplines rather than arts,

    induction photos and all other content representing their organisation : 100 % in this order: black male, black female, white female

    racist that is

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  23. Lucy Pevensey says:

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    • The General says:

      What a total waste of time, Andrew Neil talked over Boris all the time it was very difficult to extract any detail through Neil’s constant hectoring. Boris was pretty pathetic in failing to stand up to the bullying. He would have to do a lot better in Brussels and Parliament.
      Hunt came over as weak and even more pathetic as usual.
      God help us !!

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Politico has been thru the TR charges
    ..and seems to show the judges being tricky
    by quoting a law , but slipping in an extra phrase which adds limits, when the actuallaw doesn’t have them.
    Youtube video

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  25. Zelazek says:

    Andrew Neil identified Boris’s ignorance of some paragraph 5C. But Boris hit back by ridiculing Neil’s neologism “laxical”. Not a great performance by either interviewer or interviewee, I thought.
    If Boris gets us out of the EU, I won’t care about his alleged lack of attention to detail.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    “Oh TR isn’t a journalist”
    … What do they mean by that ?

    They are trying to say, that there PROPER journalists and INFERIOR people
    ..and that TR is inferior
    That is the “appeal to authority” fallacy.

    That is if something comes from an AUTHORITY it is true & good.
    …but we know that is not true …. you can get a lot of rubbish from experts
    especially in the journalism profession.
    There a few good journos and plenty of bad.

    A journalist is essentially a messenger
    ..and in Leeds TR was out messenger, he told us what was happening there. He was our journalist.

    You can argue that a good journo brings you an impartial message, whereas others act as propagandists putting BIG spin on it
    but if those propagandists are bringing you a message they are still journos.

    The MSM journos might be saying
    “TR doesn’t share our groupthink, therefore he is not one of us”

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  27. Up2snuff says:

    Oh dear! Things unravelling a teeny bit for the LeftyLibbies incl. the BBC over Sir Kim Darroch.

    Apparently the diplomat formerly known as Ambassador Kim Ill-Gone did not see the ITV hosted debate on Tuesday – all he heard was what someone wanted him to hear about it – and now he has to be known as Ambassador Kim Gone-Well.

    I wish our outgoing PM and the diplomatic staff and others in the circulation loop for the Ambassador’s e-mails, had had the integrity of Sir Kim Darroch. He’s been used by some devious people on his own side.

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  28. Annunaki says:

    The diplomatic skills of Ghengis Kahn it seems, who leaked the emails, and more importantly, why did a UK ambassador rely on electronic communication, technology suggests many knew about these messages before they arrived, naive in the extreme is the least of his shortcomings but no doubt will get some kind of brown envelope or tordid “honour”

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  29. StewGreen says:

    Vice cuts jobs

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Vince Cable hypocrisy .. I’d not seen

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  31. taffman says:

    \\Sir Kim Darroch: Police launch probe into Trump email ‘leak’//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48971791
    If the source of the leak leads to the ‘very top’ , they will never bring that person responsible to justice .
    I would say that the person responsible is an avid Remainer.
    Urrrm , now who could that be?

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  32. JamesG says:

    Guess what your supposedly Conservative government has decided to do?

    (£ / paywall)

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/killers-and-drug-dealers-to-have-a-clean-slate-in-search-for-jobs-xf3976xxn

    “Criminals including some killers, sex offenders and drug dealers will have their records wiped under plans to stop the stigma of a conviction from “hanging over the rest of their lives”.

    David Gauke, the justice secretary, wants to scrap a rule that means people sentenced to prison terms of more than four years have to disclose their conviction to a prospective employer for the rest of their life.”

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    • Helen Richardson says:

      Tommy Robinson excepted, of course.

      Go on, guess which group this change is aimed at !

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