Start the Week Open Thread 12 August 2019

The snowflake children have been left in charge of the Far Left EU loving BBC . So we ll expect less sophisticated anti British propaganda and more ‘ silly season ‘ nonsense

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348 Responses to Start the Week Open Thread 12 August 2019

  1. JamesArthur says:

    R4 – so Caroline Lucas apologises for not including women of colour…but not men – what about transgender..stupid person
    discussion about the Muslim gay issues in Birmingham – bottom line Muslims apparently don’t agree that being gay is okay..and we have to drop our equality laws to accommodate them..but Islamophobia not allowed? Hypocrisy
    and now just another let’s get Trump…..Anthony Scaramucci in to slag him off….when do they ever get anyone in to support Trump
    Balanced views as ever..

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Yep, we’re all called out in the press and social media if someone drops a bollock in offending anyone, but different rules applies to Muslims. Funny how that’s never publicised though.

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  2. Cassandra says:

    BBC Radio 4, PM
    The reporter Emma Jane Kirby tells the listener with a sultry voice that “For years the port of Lampedusa has been welcoming migrants.”

    Welcoming!!!

    Now I don’t recall that Evan Davis or Emma Jane Kirby herself informing the listener that she is so biased, she has written a novella called, ‘The Optician of Lampedusa’ In which she attempts to create a sympathetic picture of the invaders, sorry, migrants who are ‘rescued’ and taken to Lampedusa.

    I always thought reporters had to write objective and unbiased reports giving all the facts including the negative effects the ‘migrants’ are having on the lives of the people who live on Lampedusa in terms of the violence, crime, filth, disease and gratuitous vandalism they bring with them.

    This review from Amazon didn’t pull any punches:

    “…there was no clear story arc, the characters felt two-dimensional, and it felt like a reportage of an interview, constrained by the words said rather than freely imagined.
    “In other words, it read like a very long emotionally-manipulative newspaper article, but without the perspective of statistics – not quite journalism and definitely not quite a novel.
    Not recommended.”

    Is it ethical to have a reporter presenting such a biased, subjective and unbalanced report when she has made the migrants the protagonists in a novella she has written promoting them?
    The report this evening was totally misleading and the facts were manipulated to support the subjective views of the reporter.

    This can’t be right.

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Pretty insulting for someone who presumably has a UK passport to go on about illegals breaking into someone else’s country .

    I really hope that the Italians stand firm – there was loose talk about pulling Italy out of the Euro but that was just wishful thinking …

    Forgive me for saying this – but there is currently one quality series on Radio Four . It is the excellent Peter Hennessy ( a neighbour of mine but not known to me ) doing weekly 43 minute interviews of leading former politicians – the hideous Patton was last week and the reflective Norman Lamont this week . His views on the non future of the EU – and our need not to be attached to the poisonous growth were very reassuring …

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  4. Ed Hitter says:

    The BBC’s news coverage of Boris’s raft of initiatives around law and order has been typically sceptical, sneering and biased.
    What you’d expect from a news report is factual detail about what is being proposed, with some context, quotes from those at the centre of policy and some balancing comments from others who may disagree or have reservations.
    What we got was a typical BBC hit job – almost the entire film segment was a running commentary by the BBC’s supercilious home editor Mark Easton. It was certainly not factual “reporting”.
    Having very briefly summarised Boris’s plans, a rather animated Easton was suddenly rapier like with his put downs.
    He opined: “What’s notable in the Prime Minister’s rhetoric, though, is the absence of evidence, of detail,,,,..”
    So there we have it: according to Easton this important policy drive can simply be dismissed as “rhetoric”, being offered to us with no supporting “evidence”. This was pure editorialising spin.
    It was then back to the studio, and who should pop up again but the editor of misinformation Mr Easton, offered yet another platform to pour his scorn on the plans. His entire tone was that of the smug, sneering overpaid Beeboid elite – think Maitlis.
    The BBC would do well to recognise that Boris’s crime crackdown will be welcomed by the vast majority in this country – but it doesn’t even try to reflect the concerns of its viewers in its rush to push its woke, anti-Tory, blatantly biased agenda.

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  5. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”University bans hamburgers ‘to tackle climate change’ “”

    “”The university emits about 3.7 million kg of carbon each year but is hoping to become carbon neutral by 2025.””

    “”And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change.””

    “”Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock.””

    “”The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore.””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49321560

    This is the new Head. No guessing her politics.

    http://francescorner.com/category/opinion/

    The BBC report this cobblers as fact. The mission of the BBC is to accept everything about climate change without question. They admit that in their minds, it’s ‘settled science’.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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  6. Loobyloo says:

    https://news.sky.com/story/priyanka-chopra-accused-of-encouraging-nuclear-war-over-tweet-as-tensions-between-india-and-pakistan-escalate-11783559

    Not on Al Beeb’s entertainment page – in fact Al Beeb’s ents page is pretty awful quality (quelle surprise).
    Something very delightful when these virtue signallers get caught up in their own effluent.

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  7. popeye says:

    From the BBC website – “He was better known for his famous circle of friends and associates. Epstein was tied to US President Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, actor Kevin Spacey and high-profile lawyer Alan Dershowitz.”
    That will be the President who took ONE flight in Epstein’s private jet. The President (Clinton) who took 27 is apparently not well known enough to be in his “famous circle of friends”

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC Hull news
    ☑ Electric Cars : ” Green Party say there are not enough charging points in East Yorkshire.”
    Two location scenes; one with woman who says the problem is her car has 90mile range.
    They failed to mention that Goole to Bridlington is 44 miles (thats the widest part of the county)
    .. When I switched on Radio Humberside this morning they were doing the same story.

    ☑ Another foodbank story “they will serve 2,000 packets of sandwiches this school holidays.”
    ..footage show.ed overweight mothers queued up
    .. it didn’t show their fancy smart phones.

    As I write Channel 5 News just ran a trailer for its Climate Change special tomorrow

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Gives me great pleasure to see the BA App which tells me how many thousands of miles I fly in a year – I look out of the window at 30000 to see things melting …

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Eleven top gags from Edinburgah ….

    #1 “My name is Mo, short for Mohamed. No relation” – Mo Omar

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    8pm BBC 1 Ahmed’s Eid celebrations get off to a bad start
    11:05pm Muzlamic comedy show

    8pm BBC2 Nadiya

    8pm ITV Ainsley’s cooking in Grenada

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  11. StewGreen says:

    8:30pm Radio4 doco about the Genoa Bridge disaster

    9pm BBC2 doco about the Genoa Bridge disaster

    #LackOfSelfAwareness

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  12. Doobster78 says:

    BBC North West tonight earlier …..

    “Tonight we continue our month long look at climate change and how it affects our region”

    RELENTLESS !!!!

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    • Dystopian says:

      They’re all as bad. I’ve just hit the off switch as ITV news at ten presenter was shouting at me with such urgency about the Amazon rainforest and a reporter in Ukraine, something about cheap furniture manufacturing stripping the forests….

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  13. Doobster78 says:

    David’s busy again !!!

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    • Dave S says:

      Virtue signalling of the worst sort. WE are powerless to affect the fate of Hong Kong and it is giving false hope to those protesting that we can do so. China will do what it always does in the end .

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  14. Cassandra says:

    This is so cruel, unless like me you think that JOB is a gobshite…

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesOBonkers/status/1160956206430785540

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  15. Sluff says:

    General musings on the Caroline Lucashite of today.

    The real Marxists in the Labour Party want Brexit because in their long-term eyes, the self-determination that comes with Brexit is the way to achieve true socialism, via an ‘Anyone but the Tories’ general election result. Why Owen Jones wants a second referendum really beats me.
    The EU with its cosseted, bloated, unaccountable bureaucracy is statist socialist but carries with it enough centralised inertia to prevent a real Marxist government from doing too much damage.
    The real second referenda people are therefore the social democrats (Lib Dem, centre right Labour, SNP, left Tories) whose basic view is statist but to accept through gritted teeth behind closed doors that market capitalism basically works and creates wealth but then tax and spend to give themselves a clear conscience.
    On this thesis I am a little surprised that Lucas isn’t a Brexiteer but maybe the Green agenda complicates things.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stuff
      My view is that the EU is a socialist enterprise – hence the likes of the BBC and the rest of the Far Left support it . Marxists see dissenters as Right or in their terms Far Right . So a second referendum – in their eyes – will lead to a ‘ remain ‘ majority – viewing the first referendum as a ‘blip’ .

      The Far Left also see the EU as s mechanism to move Europe away from the Capitalist USA – such as attempts to destroy the NATO defence pact and allow Russia to get its buffer states back .

      Their biggest fear is that the UK survives Brexit – and points the way to other nations to do the same .

      Conversely if we are to face a hostile EU post Brexit ( which is what I think will happen ) the test will be how we respond . At least we will have a ‘ friendly ‘
      American President for a year and hopefully 5 years .
      It’s difficult to divorce ones’ personal position from that of the nation but the last three years has always been about the economy and project Fear shortages – led by the Traitor BBC – but there is more to it that the economy – it’s about National Identity and self determination and accountability –

      Which , on three counts , the EU is against .

      80 days to go .

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      • Dave S says:

        Less of an old fashioned socialist than a corporate state in the making. Designed to ensure German industrial domination of Europe via a fake exchange rate paid for by the poorer countries stupid enough to fall for it. The reality is that Germany will continue to amass the wealth of Europe and profit from a currency that should never have been considered for generations.
        Give it time and the inherent contradictions in the euro will destroy it.

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  16. JamesG says:

    Well said Nigel Farage. I support the monarchy in general, but Nigel’s comments about Harry and Meghan’s woke virtue-signalling was simply saying what most people are thinking.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      It is funny James how the MSM are making out NF said anything that most people don’t believe
      He was actually complimentary about the Queen and made a joke which was not offensive about the Queen Mum..and how often has the Left criticised Prince Charles …as for Harry and Meghan – I agree with him….and note he didn’t say anything about William..
      Context is everything and we don’t even know how this conversation came about..

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    • Up2snuff says:

      JG, really? I reckon Nigel Farage has just driven millions of voters away from The Brexit Party.

      When will these politicians learn to keep it zipped?!

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      • JamesG says:

        The public are big fans of the Queen herself, not so much of the rest of the family. That’s my impression.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Up2:

        I don’t think that Meghan Markle is nearly as popular as you might think, and now that she has Prince Harry by the balls and he has gone woke, I think his popularity will go south.

        We pay the royal family to represent Britain, not to lecture us on what to think. Prince Harry is a nice lad, but after an education at Eton he managed to scrape two A Levels. I can think for myself, I don’t need any help from him.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          RiC, you guys will be howling (as will I) if Brexit is lost or we get stuck in a lousy deal forever tied to the EU because Farage (perhaps got a little tipsy and) mouthed off about the Royal family. You – and he – should know better.

          It doesn’t matter how popular Meghan Markle is. That is of no consequence.

          The media from now on will only be repeating one line “Nigel Farage made disparaging remarks about the Royal family.”* They will do so over and over again and, especially so, if there is a General Election or second referendum before we leave. They will be repeating that line whenever something ‘happens to’ The Brexit Party and the news will be half a sentence (even if its a By-Election win) + “whose leader, Nigel Farage, recently made disparaging remarks about the Royal family.”

          Rob, I’m sorry to say this but I’m staggered that you are so dim (or at least appear to be so dim) as to not realise this. When you are a Party leader you need to be very careful what you say, what you write and who you see and spend time with, especially in private. All the time. And you cannot trust people where money can be made out of a newspaper, a media company, potential blackmailers and political opponents.

          There’s a colossal irony in the last sentence of your post.

          Wise up.

          (* Exactly the same as with Trump’s stupid tweets about the Quad Squad.)

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  17. Richard Pinder says:

    Amazing how accurate historical events are being repeated.

    Since Boris (Winston Churchill) Johnson became Prime Minister, No (Surrender) Deal Derangement Syndrome has worsened at the BBC. The BBC is a harbinger of unprecedented national doom saying that Britain will have no food if we don’t do a surrender deal with the Germans.
    Northern Foods chairman Lord (Halifax) Haskins warned of a wartime situation of food rationing. There could be ‘panic-buying’, he said.

    The BBC has been positively inspired by fear of the Germans and the Summer season. Solid factual evidence for the positive governance of the EU and the Atmospheric Physics of man-made Climate Change do not support the BBC’s authoritarian, anti-democratic and elitist experts or its scientific socialists, environmentalist and child savant experts.

    Lacking anything positive to say about a Europe united by the Germans or the Summer weather, the Remainers (Fascists) use fear of the Germans to make us want to surrender.

    After surrendering to Germany, Tony (Oswald Mosley) Blair plans to form the Union Movement, which will call for a single nation-state to cover the continent of Europe, known as “Europe a Nation“, and later attempt to launch a “National Party of Europe” to this end. Max Mosley is already known to be funding a second referendum for this plan.

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  18. Celtic_Mist says:

    From FB Liberal Privilege

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  19. Doobster78 says:

    Another one of the BBC ‘s moral crusades at the moment it seems, financially struggling parents !!!!!

    Simple. If you can’t afford em, don’t bloody have em !!!

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  20. andyjsnape says:

    Beeb been pushing electric cars as we know
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48956000

    Upbeat article, then goes onto say its expensive, conversion costing around £20k to do.

    Maybe twice the value of most peoples current car.
    I cannot park out side my house, and can do several hundred miles on a tank of diesel, etc etc.. why should i change to electric

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  21. Dystopian says:

    This morning I heard, on the Talk Radio news, that a “Com Res” ? poll has indicated that 54% would support the suspension of parliament in order to achieve Brexit by any means.
    Are the BBC reporting this?

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  22. JamesArthur says:

    R4 FFS Thought for today
    Why oh why is everything on the radio about Islam and Muslims?

    BBC Islamaphilia? Is that allowed if we can’t have Islamophobia?

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  23. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”UK ‘first in line’ for US trade deal, says John Bolton””

    “”His comments came after meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No 10.””

    “”According to Mr Bolton, a bilateral agreement or “series of agreements” could be carved out “very quickly, very straight-forwardly”.””

    “”While saying that “both President Trump and I were leavers before there were leavers” “”

    “”Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat said it was important to remember that Mr Bolton was a strong advocate of “America first”.””

    “” “This isn’t some sort of dewy-eyed, soft, romantic vision of a special relationship that he’s trying to kindle for romantic and historic reasons,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.””

    “””He has a very specific interest which is to defend and extend US interests.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49325620

    There we have a positive report about a huge progress in Brexit deals, but the BBC have to spoil it with a spiteful quote from Tom Tugendhat, Tory chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He’s a Remainer and married to a French woman. He was speaking on BBC Radio 4.

    Note this:

    “”Tugendhat supported continued membership of the European Union in the 2016 referendum.””

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Tugendhat

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    • Fedup2 says:

      And his daddy was an EU Commissioner – if I recall . Touch of the Kinnocks – a family making a living from the EU .
      MSM avoids declaring personal interest in Remainers they bring on to run Project Fear – mickey heseltine is the best example – £90k of taxpayers cash to him from us through the EU in allowances each year .
      It’s probably chlorinated chicken feed in his eyes but it’s a lot of money on top of his State Pension …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Dover, what’s happened to Tugendhat? He was a mumbling, hesitant, stumbling contributor to TOADY. Either he was badly hungover or he and his wife have got a newborn in their household and he’s sleep deprived.

      He is normally a very clear and lucid speaker.

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    • JimS says:

      Of John Bolton, US National Security Advisor, the BBC says, ”He has a very specific interest which is to defend and extend US interests.”

      Meanwhile the EU only wishes the best for the UK?

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    When our politicians are in trouble, and even when they are not, they attack the motorist – the car driver.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49320473

    Our politicians obviously have not thought too hard about this. What about:
    The Police Service
    The Fire Service
    The Ambulance Service
    Paramedics
    Motor-cycle tuition
    Taxi drivers
    Minicab drivers
    Satellite navigation users
    and enforcement, particularly with motorcyclists using full-face helmets?

    In the light of this announcement from a House of Commons Select Committee, I think Her Majesty’s view of our politicians – if reported accurately – is probably correct.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    The BBC is working overtime on this one.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Jeffrey Epstein Americas Jimmy Saville all with all the horrible crap waitint to be released about famous people who would rather it wasn’t.

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  26. JamesArthur says:

    R4 – what a surprise they have got somebody on to knock the news that John Boulton is in favour of helping the UK..

    Oh now just balanced it up by asking why can’t we say it is good news..and surprise a half hearted answer with Jack Straw as an unbiased interviewee. They are taking about what will be involved – and how do they know..Straw brings in the chicken 🙂

    And guess what! The US will want something in return for the trade – yep dumbf..ks that’s what trade negotiations are about – doesn’t mean it can’t be win-win
    Another negative story about a positive happening

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  27. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    Tourette’s Robinson having a hate session for President Trumps ‘ advisor John Bolton . And they get John Jack Staw to throw in abuse too -he calls him “crude and vulgar “ and “ far right “.

    No discussion of what the benefits of US Trade agreements could bring the UK . Instead it’s good old chlorine washed chicken ( which might be healthier than anti biotic fed EU chickens ).

    But surely there is more to life than Chicken .

    So we are left with a completely negative BBC anti American main piece without a single pro American comment .
    Bias and Bias and Bias and Off Switch .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      JamesArther
      I read your comment after I submitted mine . I’m not spying on what you are writing – honest . !

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    • StewGreen says:

      I do a Twitter search : #R4Today Bolton
      Twitter suggests that the top tweet is someone pushing Labour-Momementum PR


      The list is then filled by lefties full of hate and bile.
      I trust you guys, so I think they are pushing tribal PR lines rather than having listened to the item themselves.

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    • StewGreen says:

      More sensible tweets
      Jack Straw just branded John Bolton as being “on the Far Right” on R4 Today.
      Either he means “the hard Right” or he has gone wibbly.

      Nice, balanced report on BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Report by @bbcnickrobinson trashes the US trade deal,
      then gets to interview two people, including Jack Straw who both support the view of the BBC.

      There were only 2
      vs dozens of tweets from triggered Remainiacs

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 and maybe only

    I was told by the BBC while sleepy and still waking up that “Japan are not a rugby playing nation.”

    As a cricket fan who thinks football (all forms thereof) should not be played in summer, I thought ‘Funny’. ‘Funny’, I thought. I have just checked on-line to be sure. Yes, Japan’s Rugby Football teams have even played western nations, including IIRC, England. Wiki – yes, I know it can be wrong – tells me rugby has been played in Japan since before WW2.

    BBC = FakeNews and FalseFacts, even for sport.

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    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Yep can verify that they do play rugby, saw the U20 Rugby Union World Cup in France last year and watched them throwing the funny shaped ball around. Watched the final England v France, crowd turned up only interested in booing English side apart from true rugby fans who like us had been there all day.

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  29. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/13/brexit-government-orwellian-ministry-of-truth
    Guardian Opinion Brexit
    Tue 13 Aug 2019 06.00 BST
    [2+ hours ago yet some, of the, already 750+, comments were posted 23 hours ago!]
    Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth
    Polly Toynbee
    [That Polly, the one who failed her 11+.]

    While businesses struggle with the red tape of no-deal planning, ministers are busy with commemorative
    coins

    [Do you wish to know about cottage industry fudge manufacture? If so read this opinion piece.
    The usual cretinous Guardian non journalist Remainiac nonsense.
    All and any problems with leaving the EU on WTO terms are on the lefty doorstep, they are still trying to prevent Brexit.
    Which reminds me, trying, there needs to be plenty of that.
    After the trials we must have the mass executions of these globalist traitors, in public.

    The good news is in the comments, Guardian writers have been up all night, using their multiple accounts
    to reproduce all the non arguments they have used since 2016:06:23 to persuade the already persuaded Remainiacs.

    And no, I do not wish to support this Commie rag.
    Now 1085 comments.]

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Too think to realise that the 50p stunt is just a vehicle to push both remainers and the EU into realising that we really are becoming a nation state again in 79 days ….. l hope more such symbolic stuff follows – such as arrangements to remove EU badging and the like ….

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Sadiq says BROWN people are his voters and are VICTIMS
    whereas WHITE people are oppressors.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Like many on the Left Khan is an anti white race hater, his statement would be better phrase .

      Acknowledging Islams role in the slave trade would be a much more interesting exhibition.

      Also acknowledging that many of the cotton workers in the North starved during the cotton famine because of their support for an end to slavery.

      In Brazenose Square in Manchester there is a statue to Abraham Lincoln, in memory of the letter he wrote thanking the people of Manchester for their support which was read to a packed audience at the free trade hall.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        Yes Thoughtful –
        I would happily have a slavery museum as long as it was a real history of slavery as used by Egyptians, Africans, Moghuls, Indians, Romans, in English Serfdom through to modern day eastern European sex slaves…
        But not simply bash the UK and have a white against black narrative.. given that is was white English man who stopped it..
        Thought for today
        “Slavery in India escalated during the Muslim domination of northern India after the 11th-century, after Muslim rulers re-introduced slavery to the Indian subcontinent”

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    • G says:

      Thoughtful,
      He’s surely caught the infection. The infection that Lammy displays every time he opens his trap.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Hmmmmmm….. funny how all those who bang on about slavery and associated issues, don’t mention their ancestors had no qualms in scrambling over others in their desperate attempts to live in a white populated country !

      Clearly the families of Khan, Lenny Henry, Alibaba-Brown, Dianne Abbott, et al didn’t worry when they stepped foot on these shores decades ago to begin a new life. (Interestingly David Lammy in his Wilkepedia info does not mention anything of his background or where his Mum was from.)

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    • vlad says:

      Racist.

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  31. Thoughtful says:

    Who is controlling the media?

    Not just the BBC – the whole damn lot of it and it can’t be the cowardly useless Tories, they’re too incompetent to acheive that.

    Certain stories of at best dubious veracity, downright fake, or politically motivated are appearing across the entire mainstream media, all at the same time.

    Yesterday virtually all media outlets carried the same fake new story about Nigel Farage criticising the beloved Queen mother, whilst failing to tell the truth that he was in fact praising her longevity.

    There are several other examples of this such as – but his real name is Yaxley Lenon. Again all the media all at the same time.

    ‘Far right’ using a definition from an obscure far left academic at an obscure Swiss University which they cherry picked – ” anyone who opposes Muslim immigration of further Islamisation of the West” (in other words 90% of the population). All at the same time, all using ths same definition.

    There are loads of other examples of this going on across the media, and even begining to pin down the source is difficult. Maybe it’s the NUJ athough I’m not convinced they are powerful enough to pull that off, perhaps more likely is OFCOM and its far Left boss Saron White who the cowardly useless Tories adore. Maybe they are behind it, but one thing is for certain, it is happening, and it isn’t by accident.

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    • G says:

      Thoughtful,
      “Certain stories of at best dubious veracity, downright fake, or politically motivated are appearing across the entire mainstream media, all at the same time.” – Including by omission – but all internationally!
      Goes to show the level of the Marxist group conspiracy including the platforms such as Google, YouTube and the rest. I agree: there’s clearly, as a legal expression goes, “A Mr. Big” (or a group of Mr. Big’s) involved.

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    • Ed Hitter says:

      Hi Thoughtful,
      When it comes to controlling the media news agenda, wouldn’t say its down to the NUJ although its membership does certainly reflect the woke, leftie, anti Tory media in general.
      I recall NUJ meetings as far back as the 80s when there was more discussion about Nicaragua and wimmin’s rights than the shockingly poor pay and conditions outside London.
      This one size fits all neo-fake news that we’re being fed is possibly the result of a mixture of lazy, ill trained, copy and paste journos who can’t be arsed to go out and find their own news, being led by a woke, liberal, brainwashed graduate class being spewed out via countless media studies courses.
      Our academic elite, public service cohort and the BBC are all of the same mindset.

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  32. Roland Deschain says:

    I shall store this for future use when someone of whom Mr Sopel disapproves threatens violence.

    “I actually quite admire Cuomo’s authentic ‘screw you’ reaction.” Let’s wait and see to whom such admiration extends in future.

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  33. andyjsnape says:

    Ground breaking news, helping Women stay safe on bikes, apparently

    women-only motorbike taxi service was born

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-49319920/how-these-bikers-are-helping-women-stay-safe

    Beeb OMG can we have real news

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  34. anonjoebloggs says:

    I think I need to sit down…

    Did I really just read an article on the BBC website which appears to report fairly on Brexit and even allows criticism of the EU? Not only that, it was the leading news item!

    Trump Adviser: UK ‘first in line’ for US trade deal from UK:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49325620

    I’m dumbfounded, surely there’s a catch??

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Anon
      I was also shocked to hear the interview with the CEO of Next rubbishing the brexit efforts of Traitor May and saying that we will be better prepared for the 1st of November …. which remainers claim is when the Sun stops shining ….

         33 likes

      • Dystopian says:

        At least if the sun stops shining, the eco loons will be happy.

           11 likes

      • Thoughtful says:

        Anyone pro bexit or remain could attack Toxic Tess’s hopeless deal, but that’s what happens when you send the Geography teacher against one of the worlds best negotiators.

        We pay our politicians peanuts and we certainly have monkeys to show for it.

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  35. G.W.F. says:

    Almost every day we are warned about white supremacy, far right organizations, and these warnings come from the media, Government and thr security authorities. Its the same in the US, where they add that Trump is stoking the far right flames.

    Ever thought that it is a load of BS?
    I have just watched a video of Tucker Carlson from Fox News, pointing this out, arguing that it is a diversion created by the wealthy elites who prefer divisions over race to divisions over class.

    So Fox News vacationed him as a punishment

    Vid is worth watching if someone has the skills to put it here.
    Not me.

       27 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      I posted the vid last Wednesday
      I see libmob repackaged the same video with the fake title
      “Tucker Carlson Says White Supremacy is a Hoax”
      .. He didn’t actually mention white supremacy himself.
      Rather he talked about the left PROJECTING themselves as they throw out accusations.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, that really demonstrates beautifully how careful you have to be around politics. You cannot be gullible like Rob in Cheshire and think that political (and media) opponents will not play dirty and use all sorts of smears. Good spot and research, btw.

        The last three years in UK politics should have taught everyone that LeftyLibbySocialists are not nice people. They and their media friends & supporters are gonna play dirty. We had it with that ill-thought out but correct poster on the Leave Campaign coach. Even now Remain voters still use it as a stick to beat the Leave Campaign and its leading representatives with.

        Politics is foul.

        The nice guys need to wise up.

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        • StewGreen says:

          @Up2snuff By weird coincidence I was sitting next to Mike Hookem the oother week
          He got up and said UKIP was getting a tough time from the press shouting racist at them, and that was the fault of Batten being friendly with TR who as far as he knew is a thug.
          So I called him out, by pointing out that the media are not about the truth, but are an agenda driven tribe and if they take a dislike to you they will smear you, no matter what you do. I also thought my god, I hope Hookem doesn’t win the UKIP leadership contest.
          And voila Farage mocks Meghan & mentions the Queen Mother is passing ..and the press report that as hom mocking the QM and being RACIST about Meghan.
          BTW Hookem failed in the leadership and then flounced off out of the party.

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  36. Beltane says:

    Knife wielding arm waving ‘aluha akhbar’ shouting person pinned down – rather effectively – with some chairs and a well-sited milk crate, by three Manchester lads in Oz, has, according to police reports, ‘a history of mental issues’. Surely about time the ‘religion’ in question was classified as a mental issue? Has to be simpler in the long run.

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  37. Fedup2 says:

    Teenager stabbed to death in Camden last night – but BBC ambivalent at the moment about reporting the sins of police officers – last week Copper convicted of buying porn using someone else’s account at a suicide scene . This week copper on trial for stealing credit cards at scene where someone died and lastly the best …
    A Nigerian London WPC who goes on a ‘love island ‘type show back home and apparently has sex with another contestant three times …. having been banned from appearing on said show .

    I’m minimising BBC exposure so I’m not sure how much of this gets the coverage it deserves .

    Meanwhile of course the homicide level in London edges toward a 100 so far in 2019 …..

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  38. JamesArthur says:

    wimmins hour

    I am turning it off simply because it is Sh..e.. apparently in the past ‘ bonk busters’ were heteronormative and mainly white..(but often written by women for women which Wimmins hour didn’t mention).
    Hmm, let me think – yes 20 years ago and funnily enough today the country is still mainly white hetero normative – doesn’t make it bad…
    Why is it that being straight white man/woman is so bad on the BBC?

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  39. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”The UK is “first in line” for a trade deal with the US, President Trump’s national security adviser has said.””

    “The fashion in the European Union when the people vote the wrong way from the way the elites want to go, is make the peasants vote again and again until they get it right.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49325620

    Added this from my previous post. It’s such a gem of a quote.

    Squirm BBC, squirm 🙂

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Dover
      Yeah I liked that line too. Hopefully UK will go with US foreign policy on Iran and elsewhere – and for the time being keeping both countries out of expensive wars which don’t achieve much for our respective countries .

      The barbed comment Robinson threw in about inviting Mr Bolton onto the programme . Would any decent right winger go onto a BBC programme .? Now that would be dumb unless they were willing to take on the snowflake directly ….

      As for Hong Kong – what can be done if the Chinese move in ?

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    • Beltane says:

      It’s one of those aspects the remainers don’t like to mention. Referenda in France (twice) Holland, Denmark and Ireland all re-run to get the right answer and what the EU see as a democratic result.
      Just how do you explain that Grieve and Soubry? Or are you so much brighter than the rest of us, we wouldn’t understand anyway?
      No point asking Ken Clarke, he knows he’s right. And fat.

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  40. andyjsnape says:

    Sydney “incident”: Man arrested over stabbings in city centre

    Down to mental issues, which seems to happen a lot lately
    and then shouted “Allahu Akbar”

    Never heard of this when going on when we were kids, maybe the mixing of different societies just doesn’t work

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  41. Rich says:

    Oh ffs. Note the bBC headline.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49329696

    And here is what any normal, free-thinking, non-indoctrinated, non-bBC UK citizen would choose to lead with, without the “meanwhile” of course.

    “Meanwhile, the number of people in work – the employment rate – hit a record high of 72.2%”

    The negativity and pro-EU erosion of British confidence and aspiration rained upon our society at every opportunity by the Irish Nationalist Europhiles at the bBC is endless. It is insipid and incessant and is doing untold damage to British society.

    Thank God I had the good sense to cancel my licence fee in April.

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  42. worrywort says:

    On Radio 2, discussion abut Mr Farage’s comment about the Royal Family. Alibaba Brown As soon a her cake hole flapped open ” He only said things about Meghan because she is Black”.

    well fan my brow, I didn’t realise.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      I was under the impression (perhaps misguided) that Alibaba Brown was going to leave the country once BoJo was voted in as the new leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and then by due democratic process become the new PM.

      If this is the case then why is she still being given a platform on the BBC?

      Who does she speak for, who’s views does she represent? If she willing to make such utterances about leaving the country if x this or y that happens, then anything she says or does post that pronouncement is meaningless and irrelevant.

      You can leave now love, no one is going to stop you.

         26 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      So, she’s black is she ? what happened to the white bit then ? I bet Tommy Markle would have something to say about that.

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  43. TrueToo says:

    This is related to the BBC in that everything that Candace Owens and Dennis Prager are, is everything that BBC hacks are not: that is, intellectually searching, brilliant and morally consistent in their attitudes and beliefs.

    There are so many great moments in this video, it seems unnecessary to choose one or two.

    But the top comment under the video says it all, or almost all:

    Nightmare fuel for the left: a white person and a black person, a man and a woman, a Jew and a Christian, a younger person and an older person, not only getting along (which is forbidden enough) but working together to expose the Democratic party.

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  44. tapwatertory says:

    Hello fellow lovers of freedom and democracy.

    Just got back from a four week journey across the USA, what a country. Great people.

    Brexit’s looking good now agent May has been deactivated and Caroline Lucas has been busy.

    Onto the BBC, their favourite doom monger Greta Thunderbirds is travelling across the Atlantic in a sail boat.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-49331885/greta-thunberg-s-zero-carbon-journey-to-climate-change-conference

    But how is her entourage getting there? Swimming?

    The BBC love this guff.

       34 likes

    • Dystopian says:

      They could have just given her a lift with the helicopter crew that will no doubt be filming her progress. The one they harassed Sir Cliff Richard (real name Harry Yaxley-Lennon Webb) with.

         26 likes

      • tapwatertory says:

        Is that the same helicopter that was grounded when Sir Jimmy of Saville was abusing kids?
        Is that the same helicopter that was grounded when ‘asians’ were abusing kids?
        The BBC’s selective helicopter.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Any chance the boat will sink or hit an iceberg (if they haven’t all melted?)
      I am pretty sure the sail boat has a back up diesel engine which will be used

         16 likes

      • tapwatertory says:

        BBC, eid al-Adha celebrations.

        Look at the third picture.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-49318250

        Not to the script.

        But watch this and smile.

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        • G says:

          Tapw,
          Just an observation but, the video shows signs of things expected any day now. Note the way the mob surge toward the lorry: if the law was not on hand, what would the revelers have done with the driver? Mob justice/violence is a mere ‘fag paper’ thickness away.

             12 likes

        • StewGreen says:

          BTW I saw that vid last week
          The lorry driver did nothing wronng
          The cyclist protester broke the law
          You aren’t supposed to overtake people on a roundabout .
          The truck is coming around the roundabout so has his eyes on the front, the protesters swarm up from behind.
          The driver is high up and so has blind spots right under his right and front.
          The protester sweeps in from the back into the blindspot under his door and then into the blindspot under windscreen.

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  45. vlad says:

    Last night i made the mistake of watching the bbc news. (More in the spirit of monitoring enemy transmissions than to gain any information about world events.)

    They ran a longish piece on Epstein, and for much of it showed – in a corner ‘window’ of the screen – an old video clip of him . The clip showed him and Trump together, in what looked like laddish banter.

    Now of all the footage of Epstein, why show him with Trump, which had no bearing whatsoever on the commentary going on in the studio? For one reason only: to smear Trump by association.

    Bbc agenda and bias.

       47 likes

  46. JimS says:

    Jeremy Vine is concerned that political parties are delivering different messages to different parts of the population, (didn’t they always do that?). trouble is it is ‘social media’, (the thing that St. Obama cracked, such that no Republican would ever win again!).

    Really it is just code for ‘we don’t like the plebs hearing things we don’t like them hearing’. Isn’t that how BBC Sounds works?

       23 likes

  47. vlad says:

    PC Khafi Kareem shagging on BB.

    Yep, more diversity in the Met, that’s what we needed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49328920

       17 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      but if she gets sacked it will be because she is black not because she is a disgrace to the police and disobeyed her orders

         6 likes

      • Beltane says:

        Don’t be silly JA, she won’t be sacked. There will be a course on ‘Understanding the reasons for and compliance with the Metropolitan Police system of operational requests’ followed by the opportunity to write a brief resume of the ‘Big Brother Experience’ and its relevance in 21st century policing.

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  48. Foscari says:

    Maybe the gentleman in Sydney was celebrating “Eid Al- Adha.”
    You can read all about the Muslim festival in ” THREE THINGS
    WE LOVE” on the BBC Internet main page.
    I can’t say it’s something I love. I respect this religious festival.
    BUT of course when it comes to absolute devotion to diversity
    with the Islamic religion . The BBC has no equal. So they
    would consider it one of the things we love today.

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  49. StewGreen says:

    R4 Drama : a female Prime minister who doesn’t keep pushing socialist messages is searching for a policy idea.
    Her advisor comes up with the idea that over-80s cost the NHS too much money , so why not offer them £10K to die.
    The PM goes for it
    The first guy selected as a volunteer is Tony Robinson.

    #ConstantAgendaPushing demonising-Tories

       13 likes

  50. StewGreen says:

    When does “Asian man” mean Vietnamese ?
    ..Well the Asian man featured in the abduction of the 15 year old Vietnamese tourist in York turns out to be also Vietnamese.

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