Weekend Thread 14 September 2019

Sunday marks the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain . Lest we forget . I was tempted to do the comparison between then and now but I’ll leave that to others . To the boys who saved us. Thank you.

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235 Responses to Weekend Thread 14 September 2019

  1. Annunaki says:

    RE our national broadcaster with “our Steph£ with her “haya” instead of here and the rest:

    Should we be informed about thousands of muslim men raping white and sikh children ? no seems to be the answer

    should we be informed about anyone who says something nasty to a muslim ? yes seem to be the answer

    should we be informed about the root cause of 95% of the wars and genocide, torture and rape around the world, attacks on Jews, Christians, women and homosexuals, ? no it seems

    Should we be informed about any oppressed muzzies ? go figure

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    • dazzer says:

      Battle of Britain was definitively Our Finest Hour. The Dunkirk spirit is most definitely alive in this Englishman.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Daz, I think we are now in the realms of Battle FOR Britain !! and I shall take to the streets to fight the cause – without a rucksack/sandles or safari hat !

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  2. Annunaki says:

    Funny that, so called world class journalists, i.e. twats with a 2 2 pass in meeja studies that required NO exams, with half a beard and some tatoos telling us the news, and some piercings no doubt and purple hair

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  3. Navets says:

    Paedophile (in Bulgaris) Tracked Down by BBC Arrested

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49695470

    Given the industrial scale of paedophilia in the UK carried out by Muslim gangs, this story is nothing more than smug virtue signalling of the worst kind. BBC, show us you really care by carrying out some investigative journalism into the brutal rape and exploitation of vulnerable, under age white girls?

    The BBBC, renowned purveyors of brave journalism, not.

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  4. Deborah says:

    I was wondering what was happening with the clean up in the Bahamas and thinking we haven’t heard much about. Then I realised that I only last a few seconds before hearing the word ‘Brexit’ or sneer at Boris and switch off. But the BBC are so obsessed with Brexit that any other news is ignored.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      You know, I feel more inclined to offer some poor soul who has lost everything in the Bahamas, a room in my house, than any of those chancers who pitch up on a pedalo along the south coast.

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  5. Navets says:

    “An Unintended Consequence of the Green Energy Boom”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49567197

    Cue Greta?

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  6. vlad says:

    The Anglo-Aussie couple now languishing in one of Iran’s brutal jails had declared: “Our biggest motivation… is to hopefully inspire anyone wanting to travel, and also try to break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad wrap [sic] in the media.”

    Well you dummies, there’s a reason why they get a bad rap: there are some pretty nasty regimes out there, and some pretty nasty ‘religions’. You really mustn’t believe what the beeb tell you about all the wrongs in the world being the West’s fault, and that everybody else is nice.

    As you are finding out, as did those naive idealistic Scandinavian girls raped and murdered in Morocco.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49670973

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    • Navets says:

      Vlad

      The underlying narrative here of the BBBC, in common with other cultual Marxists, is that all cultures are equally valid, no better or worse than any other, and thus exempt from objective evaluation and judgement. Pure claptrap.

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  7. Dover Sentry says:

    Battle of Britain Day Sunday 15th September.

    Is the farce which we face today what they fought for? In a daft sense, maybe it was?

    .

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    • vesnadog says:

      Photo.

      I like how he still wears his tie while the other guy is more concerned about getting to his neck.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      The end of the Battle of Britain was October 31st, something with similar significance this year.

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  8. Navets says:

    Free oxygen of publicity to an idiot, courtesy of the BBBC:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49690618

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  9. Navets says:

    “I respectfully disagree: How to argue constructively about Brexit”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49648119

    Whoever said the BBC no longer does comedy? There are some real howlers in there:-

    “When you interrupt someone you are essentially saying you don’t want to hear what they are saying and that creates a bad atmosphere.”
    “On Brexit, you might both be concerned about immigration or the economy and if you can both agree on this then it can help to have some common ground.”
    When arguing about Brexit, people often go wrong by “assuming caricatures of the person they are talking to”
    “If you feel you’re being condescended to and not taken seriously in the discussion, that can make people feel defensive”

    The article is littered with such gems of ironic mirth.

    Someone should let their interviewers into these little secrets.

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  10. Sluff says:

    Monty Python sketch becomes BBC news policy!

    The BBC are doing a Monty Python retrospective. Last week’s episode from 1969 featured a spoof arts programme interviewing Arthur ‘ two sheds’ Jackson. Arthur was a modern composer but all the interviewer wanted to talk about was why he was called ‘two sheds’. He pleaded to be asked about his music but to know avail, other than ‘did you do any composing in your shed’.

    On Toady this morning Mischal ‘useless’ Hussein interviewed the outgoing head of a government Research and Innovation quango. There was no discussion of R and D. All she was interested in was trawling again and again Trying and failing to dredge up any dirt relating his decision to move to Brexit !!!!! The guy played a very straight bat which showed up Hussein’s approach for the unadulterated shit-stirring it was.

    Her antics also reminded me of the Police policy of trawling, so evident in the failed Operation Midland, where anything and everything can be dredged up for motives which have little to do with the facts.

    Absolutely risible behaviour from the smuggest person on the BBC ‘news’ roster. She must know her sex and ethnicity make her untouchable as her performance is so pathetic.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      The almost guaranteed to be fatal “funniest joke in the World” is about upper class twits at the BBC talking about prorogation as though they are responding to a complaint about a dirty fork. Assume that Carbon Dioxide is to Hurricanes as sleeping Parrots are to dead Parrots, and not having a deal with the EU would cause all of Britain’s businessmen to throw themselves out of tall buildings.

      I spit my sides but survived due to taking advice from British Army experts to think about Germany trying to unite Europe.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      When I read reports like this; and thanks because I don’t watch or listen to these miscreants; I try to imagine what the response would be if the interviewee were to ask the interviewer:

      “what’s the matter with you, do you have some kind of mental problem that prevents you from asking sensible questions?”

      Any ideas who they’d respond?

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  11. Nibor says:

    What can I say about the the good old News Quiz today ?
    It was up to its usual form as you’d expect ; childish biased rubbish .

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  12. Nibor says:

    Who says the BBC don’t do comedy anymore ? You want to listen to the News Quiz , and have it confirmed what you say .

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  13. taffman says:

    Anyone noticing the ‘No Platforming’ of The Brexit Party by Al Beeb despite it being the largest single party in the European Parliament ?
    Al Beeb is conspicuous by its silence. Al Beeb is definitely biased, blatantly biased.
    Why do you lot pay the Telly Tax?
    Be like me, stop paying the tax.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      I don’t pay the licence fee but I feel that Boris is more likely to go to prison because of either (1) Not posting his BBC licence fee payment in a proper letterbox (2) Putting a Gross amount rather than a Net amount on a Bus (3) Prorogation of Parliament (4) Refusing to ask the EU for an extension (5) Threatening to put up a Candidate against the Speaker in a General Election, or (6) Asking a Remainer in a Restaurant for a clean fork.

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  14. ScottishCalvin says:

    Some thoughts I had on Dave’s new book, be sure to reserve a copy if you have a door that you need propped open.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Why replacing General Elections with Referendums mean that Remainers never need to prorogue Parliament ever again. Referendums can be ignored or not depending on what a permanently unprorogable Remainer Parliament wants, while a General Election would cause a Remainer Parliament to be prorogued, which is now illegal due to the wishes of the Remainer Judiciary. Therefore anyone who voted in a General Election would be breaking the law and only Referendums are legal.

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      • Annunaki says:

        As I said earlier, we do not need to prorogue parliament to keep the snp and some others out judging by that silly bitch who went to court, some free pies and cakes on the green outside would ensure she and so many others are sufficiently distracted, and a splat the rat stall for Jeremy and the Corbynists with the rats wearing a kippah

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    • john in cheshire says:

      You could have included :
      Why Tony Blair is awesome and I’m the heir to Blair.

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  15. Annunaki says:

    ‘They left the truth at home’: David Cameron tears into Boris Johnson and ‘mendacious’ Michael Gove over Brexit referendum as he says he ‘worries desperately’ about leaving the EU ‘every single day’

    WHAT ????

    one of the worst liars in office has the mendacity to accuse others ??

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  16. Annunaki says:

    The internet won’t forget Cameron’s lies, and neither will the British people

    If you delete all the speeches and programmes where you promised a better, fairer country from your archives and attempt to prevent anyone from accessing them without somebody noticing and asking why, the people serving you dinner are not going to pretend

    https://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny/2013/11/internet-wont-forget-camerons-lies-and-neither-will-british-people

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  17. Annunaki says:

    When prime ministers leave, there is a chance to clear the decks, empty out the Rubbish and start afresh. David Cameron’s departure is no exception.

    As he leaves Downing Street, we have an opportunity to assess and analyse all that he did in office, to place his actions and choices in proper historical context. Will posterity record him as an ultimately disappointing prime minister, a man who never quite lived up to his potential and then destroyed his own premiership in a spectacular act of self harm over the referendum?

    Or will we recall him in a more rounded way, remembering that he did rather more then call and lose that referendum, that he gave the country stable government in 2010 when it was sorely needed and that he kept the union together in the face of rising Scottish nationalism?

    And of course will get the chance to assess some of the claims he made during his time in office, and maybe identify the ones that weren’t entirely honest. For example his immigration policy, which is surely due a more critical examination: the man who promised to get immigration down below 100,000 made the promise knowing that he could not deliver it and that were he to do so it would not be in the interests of the UK economy. Likewise the referendum that ended him: he didn’t really want to do it in the first place and promised it hoping it never have to deliver on the promise.

    But those of questions for historians to answer another day. Today I want to talk about cats.

    Or rather one cat in particular: Larry the Downing Street cat.
    Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, sits on the cabinet table wearing a British Union Jack bow tie ahead of the Downing Street street party, in central London, on April 28, 2011
    Larry the cat sits on the cabinet table ahead of the Downing Street street party in 2011 Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP

    While the rest of the Cameron retinue is clearing out this week, Larry is staying on with Theresa May. Which raises all sorts of questions, but first: what sort of man moves house and leaves his cat behind?

    The answer: a man who doesn’t like cats and never really owned the cat in question.

    That’s right, Larry was a lie, an exercise in spin and branding. He was confected by spin doctors who thought the idea of Mr Cameron having a cat would make him more likeable and warm, more like ordinary people. But the man himself didn’t like Larry and he doesn’t like cats.

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  18. Annunaki says:

    Anyone who has spoken privately to Mr Cameron about Larry could sense the lack of affection: he refers to Larry as “it”, not “he”, for instance.

    Our soon to be ex-premier is a dog person, a chocolate Labrador of a man: solidly and reliably posh, keen to please and unable to resist leaping into any body of water that he passes. (He’ll swim a lot in retirement.)
    Because of all that, Larry didn’t live with the Camerons in their flat. He was confined to the office complex downstairs, fed and tended by No 10 staff and often asleep on a radiator in the main reception hall behind the famous black door. And that’s where he’ll stay under Mrs May while the Camerons move on to their next, cat-free home.

    So here’s an epitaph for Mr Cameron: A dog person who pretended to like cats.

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  19. Annunaki says:

    Cameron’s six lies

    A few hours prior to the register deadline for the referendum vote on June 23rd, Cameron took shots at the Leave campaign for resorting to a series of lies in order to strengthen their case.

    These are the six leave campaign claims that Cameron is calling BS on:

    1. The UK is currently liable for future eurozone bailouts

    2. Britain’s EU rebate is at risk to change (the UK rebate reduces the UK’s contribution to the EU budget – think of it like a membership fee)

    3. Britain has weakened its over to veto EU treaties

    4. Britain cannot stop overall EU spending from going up

    5. The British army is on a one-stop train to being part of an ‘EU army’

    6. Leaving the EU would save Britain £8 billion.

    So Cameron reckons all of the above is complete nonsense. He didn’t straight up call Brexit Campaigners Liar-Liars-Pants-On-Fires, but rather put these claims down to a lack of direct experience with dealing with the EU.

    So how does this square up to the reasoning behind these claims? We looked into Boris Johnson’s five questioned dig at the remain campaign to find out.

    Johnson’s five questions

    In an attempt to both antagonise and pragmatise the remain campaign, Boris laid of a series of five questions (not really questions, more like prods) that remain campaigners need to ask themselves.

    1. How can you possibly control EU migration into the country?

    This wasn’t covered in Cameron’s lies because it’s no secret that fully controlling EU migration is near impossible with the freedom to move between member states. Cameron’s defence jumped on the fact that he limited benefits for migrants incentivising work over anything else.

    2. How can you stop living wage being a pull factor for uncontrolled migration?

    We can all agree that living wage is a brilliant concept and has undoubtedly done more good than harm. However, it seems that noone wants to tackle this question. Not Cameron, not Britain Stronger in Europe. Chalk this question up as a stalemate.

    3. How will you prevent the European court of justice from interfering in immigration, asylum and human rights issues?

    This is an issue that the average voter won’t have given much thought to, and that’s okay. The complexity of the EU courts is far beyond the pay-grade of your average campaigners. However, in response to this question the remain side have put up their blinders and focused on the economic issues over those of sovereignty.

    4. Why did you give up the UK veto on further moves towards a fiscal and political union?

    This is actually one question that aligns with one of the lies Cameron claims the Brexit campaigners have told! The prime minister said in response to this claim that there is nothing in the EU renegotiation that relinquishes the UK’s veto – so everybody just chill out.

    5. How can you stop us from being dragged in, and from being made to pay?

    This is a parroting of the previous question and deals with the rebate concern that Cameron labelled a fat lie.

    This whole situation is a hot mess but only you can make a difference by going out to vote on June 23rd. The Brexit vote registration is now closed but hopefully you have registered!

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  20. Annunaki says:

    A former key aide to Barack Obama has confirmed David Cameron personally asked the US president to warn Britain would be “back of the queue” for a post-Brexit trade deal.

    Ben Rhodes, an ex-White House adviser, admitted Mr Obama’s dramatic intervention in the EU referendum campaign came at the personal request of the former prime minister.

    In April 2016, two months before the Brexit vote, the former president used a visit to London to caution the UK would not be a priority for a trade deal with America if British voters chose to quit the EU.

    Mr Obama warned: “The UK is going to be in the back of the queue.”

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    • Wink1 says:

      Thank you Annunaki I guessed it all along but have been waiting for confirmation. I don’t watch much news- it just makes me scream at the TV – I assume though that this hasn’t been on the BBC!!!

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      • ScottishCalvin says:

        The giveaway was always that it’s not even an expression an American would use, they’d say “line” so from the outset it was obvious to anyone who’s lived in the states that it was a line written by one of Cameron’s aides

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  21. Annunaki says:

    9 lies David Cameron told you before the election
    Next week it’ll be 100 days since David Cameron stormed back into Number 10 – and he’s already broken a string of promises.

    Now some of the worst have been drawn up in a dossier by Yvette Cooper as part of her bid to lead the Labour party.

    She accuses the Prime Minister directly of lying to voters with a string of misty-eyed promises he made before polling day.

    And she was set to tell Labour activists to pull together and stop being distracted by the unexpected drama of the leadership contest.

    “David Cameron to get away with this and carry on like nothing has happened – he is taking the British public for fools,” she was set to add.

    So what are the nine lies she’s accusing him of? Here’s the full list – with the evidence to show whether she’s right.
    1. Protecting child tax credit
    Click to play

    Mr Cameron made his promise in the BBC Question Time election special on April 30.

    An audience member asked Mr Cameron to ‘put to bed’ rumours he’d cut child tax credit, or restrict child benefit to two children.

    He replied: “No, I don’t want to do that. This report that’s out today is something I rejected at the time as Prime Minister and I reject it again today.”

    Host David Dimbleby then pushed him on the detail, saying some people were clearly worried.

    The PM replied: “Child tax credit we increased by £450. It’s not going to fall.”

    REALITY: The Budget made sweeping cuts to child tax credit hitting women harder than men.
    2. Only freezing child benefit for 2 years
    Empty promises: George Osborne’s Budget doubled the time child benefit would be frozen

    Child benefit was already going to be frozen at £20.70 / £13.70 a week for two more years, alongside benefits like jobseekers’ allowance and income support.

    That means it’s continually losing value as it’s overtaken by inflation.

    The PM vowed in May: “We’ve made our reform.

    “We’ve frozen it in this parliament and we’ve said we’ll have to freeze it for two years in the next parliament.

    “We’ve said child benefit stays because it’s so important.”

    REALITY: George Osborne’s Budget said the benefit will stay frozen for 4 more years. His own independent experts say it will have fallen 24% relative to average earnings between 2010 and 2021.
    3. Electrifying the North’s railways
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
    Big promises: But the plug got pulled on the railway to the Tories’ northern powerhouse (Image: PA)

    The Tories vowed to turn the north into a powerhouse, led partly by better rail links.

    Their manifesto declared: “Electrification of the railways is a key part of our investment programme.

    “With work already underway across the North, the Midlands, and South Wales, there are plans to go further in the rest of the country, including East Anglia and the South West.”

    REALITY: Two flagship electrification plans which take in Derby, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield were scrapped soon after the election.
    4. Building more affordable houses
    House hunters applying for a mortgage will soon face tough questions over their finances
    Priced out: The manifesto promised more affordable homes, but does it deliver?

    Mr Cameron’s manifesto vowed to build more affordable homes.

    “The chance to own your own home should be able everyone who works hard,” it declared.

    “We will deliver more homes that people can afford” – including 200,000 starter homes exclusively under for first-time buyers under 40.

    REALITY: The government’s 1% yearly social rent reduction will cripple housing associations, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. That’ll mean 14,000 fewer homes being built than would’ve been otherwise.
    5. Vowing not to dither on Heathrow
    Click to play

    In March 2014 the PM promised to make a decision by this summer.

    “We’ve got the Davies Review that is looking at our airport capacity, and he’s said there are really 3 options,” he said.

    “He says that it has to be addressed.

    “We don’t have to do it tomorrow, but we do need to make a decision in good time and we will in the summer of next year.”

    REALITY: It’s already August. The PM dithered over the report in the Commons after Boris Johnson broke ranks to say he’d block a third Heathrow runway.
    6. Launching tax-free childcare this year
    Johnson is backing Yvette Cooper
    Attack: Yvette Cooper has accused David Cameron of telling nine lies to voters (Image: Getty)

    Last year the government promised to introduce tax-free childcare by autumn 2015.

    The changes would hand an extra £2,000 a year per child to ‘up to 1.8 million families’ across Britain with a new online system, the Tories pledged.

    REALITY: The policy has now been delayed until 2017. However, the government insists this was only because it had to fight a legal battle at the Supreme Court (which it won).
    7. Giving workers 3 days’ volunteer leave
    Remember the Big Society? Us neither (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

    A grand election pledge offered workers three days off a year to do volunteer work.

    It’d be used by up to 15 million workers, including all of those in the public sector and companies with more than 250 employees.

    REALITY: Eric Pickles bumbled through a car crash interview where he struggled to explain the policy. It didn’t appear in the Queen’s Speech and while it’s not been ruled out, the Financial Times quoted a government source saying it’s likely to be dropped.
    8. Launching a social care cap next year
    Senior couple going over bills with laptop
    How are we going to pay? Couples will still face having to sell their homes to pay for care (Image: Getty)

    It was one of the big promises of the election – pensioners would no longer have to sell their lives down the river if they get dementia.

    The Tories promised a cap of £72,000 for residential care, with the government paying any amount over that in an over-65 patient’s lifetime.

    The Conservative manifesto pledged: “We will cap charges for residential social care from April 2016.”

    REALITY: The policy was delayed until 2020 barely two months after the election. The government claimed it was feared councils won’t be able to afford it.
    9. Opening up government
    The Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, London
    Secretive world: The Westminster bubble may soon become even harder to burst (Image: PA)

    The Conservative manifesto vowed to “continue to make government more transparent”.

    And ministers have always insisted they’re more open than the government of Tony Blair, who despite launching the Freedom of Information Act said he later regretted it.

    REALITY: The Tories have launched a consultation to restrict FOI which could carve out new areas of secrecy – called ‘safe space’ – when ministers draw up policies that affect millions.

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  22. Celtic_Mist says:

    We hear that people didn’t know what they were voting for in the Referendum.
    The reality is that people didn’t realise that in joining the EU we ceased to be a sovereign state

    The Miller case revealed that European law trumps the so-called Royal prerogative – from Wikipedia –

    “Whilst the royal prerogative is deployed by the UK government when making (and unmaking) treaties, the Supreme Court held in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union that the government could not use the prerogative to serve notice of termination of the UK’s membership of the EU (under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union).

    Instead legislative authority via an Act of Parliament was required by the Government. The Court’s reasoning was that such a notice would inevitably affect rights under domestic law (many EU rights having direct effect in the UK). On the assumption that triggering Article 50 would inevitably result in Brexit, using the prerogative in this way would therefore frustrate the intention of parliament to confer those rights.

    Following this decision, Parliament decided to provide legal authorisation to the Government to serve a notice in accordance with Article 50. This was duly granted in the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 and Theresa May exercised the power on 29 March 2017.”

    Extensions come under Article 50(3) and many had assumed that that sould be by executive government action and Royal prerogative, however, the Speaker ruled otherwise.

    It’s in this area that things become very murky and in the following article, the so-called experts admit even they don’t understand the legalities of the situation –

    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/02/proponents-of-the-new-bill-to-stop-no-deal-face-a-significant-dilemma-over-queens-consent/

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    • Navets says:

      Celtic Mist

      If my understanding of the article is correct, then Boris needs to resist any persuasion or temptation to resign, so as to preserve the power to block Bills at the third reading stage.

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  23. Celtic_Mist says:

    We are told that a no-deal would result in civil unrest.
    However, it may be just as likely that that may become inevitable.

    The yellowhammer document was supposed to be confidential.
    My guess is there’s another contingency document which is secret.

    Question is who’s in control?

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    • Annunaki says:

      Any fule kno, one prepares a worst case document, ie any imagined worst case scenario, i.e. an asteroid impact FFS so, is the msm going to talk about that ??

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    • Not Gwent says:

      “Question is who’s in control?”

      That would be the unaccountable opposition these days.

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  24. Annunaki says:

    Twenty men have been found guilty of being part of a grooming gang that raped and abused girls as young as 11 in Huddersfield.

    The men were convicted of more than 120 offences against 15 girls.

    Victims were plied with drink and drugs and then “used and abused at will” in a seven-year “campaign of rape and abuse” between 2004 and 2011.

    At Leeds Crown Court, the ringleader, Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years.

    Other members of the gang were jailed for between five and 18 years but the court heard many perpetrators have never been identified.

    Details of the men’s convictions and sentences can only now be published after reporting restrictions on a series of trials were partially lifted.

    During the three trials, jurors heard how the men – who are all British Asians mainly of Pakistani heritage – preyed on young, vulnerable girls, one of whom was described as having the mental age of a seven-year-old

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    Toady Watch
    Annu – you must need sleep – you’ve been posting all night….

    I switched on Toady at about 0715. There was a lady speaking . Justin was interviewing . Doing one of those – “I wish I was somewhere else “ voices he had perfected over the years … but he won’t complain as it pays to send the kids to public school to become more Justins for the BBC ….

    The lady speaking was talking about parliament . How the opposition had a majority of 47 . How the government couldn’t leave office . How the opposition has power without accountabilty . How there will be a price to pay for those MPs when a General Election does eventually come .

    And how the Speaker is so overtly biased that he had damaged his office . Justin just went ‘oh yeah – ok “ now the weather .

    I didn’t get the name of the lady interviewee – just her title . Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons .

    I was gobsmacked – she said what I’ve been saying – for some one in her position and experience to say such a thing . In sane times it would be dynamite . But Justin –
    ‘Oh Bercow is great – he’s one of us – I’ll use the ‘ignore ‘ interviewing technique which makes people not listen .

    A disgrace – as they say .

    A different country – Joe Biden in a Democrat debate is asked about something or other . He asks the chap where he is from “Guyana “ says the chap. And Joe says “I’ve been to a lot of African countries “……

    The Twitter is complaining that the MSM ignored this one – in the same way UK media ignores what D Abbot or Lady Nugee say…..

    The clip is on Twitter for the time being .

    Off switch for Toady .

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Why is it that the lefties always have plans for their children to follow the same useless vocation as themselves?

      I don’t see any of them wanting to be a Henry Royce. It probably takes too much character, intelligence and determination. Of which the likes of the rats in the racist far-left bbc are lacking.

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      • Celtic_Mist says:

        The words from the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons should be all over the media because apart from the injustice itself she seemed very concerned about the weeks ahead.

        Just checked Google News, and the headlines haven’t changed much, just more of the same.

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        • theisland says:

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Theisland
            Thanks – I’m glad this was picked up . The interview should have been broadcast in the 0810 bit rather than buried early on a Saturday morning .

            I suppose what the former deputy speaker had said will be buried in Remainer propaganda but she summaries what has happened to governance and what I was saying yesterday .

            I made the mistake of saying that the UK Head of State isn’t being seen to do anything .

            For some – any criticism of the Queen is not allowed but something must be done by someone otherwise we – voters – won’t get a say until 2022 when the next election is due . That is madness .

            What will happen if there is an urgent threat to the UK from Muslim terrorists or similar ?

            Who will control it? Who will be responsible ? Bercow ? Because the Speaker is usurping the PM and people have just concentrated on the effect of Brexit – there are other issues .

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            • theisland says:

              Madness indeed.
              There will be more and more insanity with even more insanity piled on top.
              I genuinely believe a military takeover would be for the best at this stage. With Veterans in charge.

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              • Fedup2 says:

                Island
                I don’t know about military but to have a country with a non effective government is pretty third world stuff and we can only hope we get away with it .

                Considering that the opposition is pretty anti british a determined attack on Blighty will be controlled by Corbyn/Bercow or his successor – Hattie .

                The kind of attack I’m thinking of is a cyber one because who would want to physically take over Blighty ?

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  26. Not Gwent says:

    State Broadcaster Newswatch.

    I know I’m biased though was the question of bias ducked? The viewer complaint mentioned that there were no voices against the Scottish judgement heard on the SB News programme that day. This wasn’t addressed at all; not even a “we try and balance over a series”.

    There are two sides to this debate, both halves fund SB, both should hear the news from their perspective.

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  27. Cassandra says:

    Steph, suppose you were a pathetic narcissistic idiot and suppose you were employed by the BBC just to read vacuous words and propaganda from a teleprompter; but I repeat myself.

    P.S. What do people mean when they call you a todger dodger?

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  28. Cassandra says:

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  29. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    There’s a lot of coverage about Cameron’s book today.
    It’s strange that he is apologising for the only good thing he did (holding the referendum) although UKIP didn’t give him much option.

    Annunaki, you’ve been busy.
    You’ve taken over this page like a Thornberry on question time.
    Only difference is you talk sense.

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  30. Guest Who says:

    As the bbc trots out endless ‘quotes’ that supports its worldview, I suggest Monkey Brains has penned some gems in their latest post in this thread:

    http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2019/09/open-thread.html#comment-form

    Cameron, Burley, Steph… please note.

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  31. Mackers says:

    Fiona Bruce is worse than Dimbleby. She’s adamant that the answer must wholeheartedly follow the biassed, leading ,ridiculous question with no elaboration,expansion on the subject.A typical bbc robot who actually believes she’s in the right.These people have a screw loose when they can’t see that they are collaborators for a socialist propaganda agenda.Most of them seem quite happy to go along with this perpetual falsehood for a healthy paycheck.Sadly hardly any have any morals or courage to stand up and say i won’t be part of this corruption.They are members of the cult,traitors,brainwashed,fools,unable to be an individual,they have learned absolutely nothing from history,privileged ignoramuses.

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  32. theisland says:

    Worth reading
    The doomed Tories won’t get us out of the European Union
    Boris played his dreadful hand with blustering caution and now his party is facing annihilation
    by
    Sherelle Jacobs

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    Mr. Cameron, you are free to say what you wish and when you want to …. but why now?

    WHY NOW?
    WHEN WAS THE BOOK FINISHED?
    WHY WEREN’T SPEECHES IN CHINA FOR £12K PER PERSON ENOUGH?

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    • Mackers says:

      For the record
      He shagged a pig’s corpse.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Why now? At present there is a concerted effort by the power brokers in the Tory party to act in concert with the 21 rebels and undermine Boris and soften up the country for a weak Brexit or no Brexit at all. These Tory grandees seem to believe that the Tory party can survive a failure to deliver Brexit and still retain a good number of MPs. They clearly think that the May euro elections result of 9% was an aberration, never to be repeated.
      They are going to be in for a shock. By refusing to countenance a pact with TBP they may scupper Brexit but they will do so at the expense of their party. Perhaps they think that is a price worth paying for retaining EU membership. A majority of those who have voted for them for decades like me, don’t agree.

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    • taffman says:

      Would you buy a car from him ?

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  34. fakenewswatcher says:

    Nigel says in The Express that the Bbc/Andrew Marr treated him like a war criminal. But isn’t that wat you’d expect from the biased bbC? No doubt, to them he is ‘right-wing’, so they will have approached the interview with hostility and a determination to bring him down. It would never have been about a fair discussion, eliciting information ect.
    No, I reckon to get a respectful and balanced hearing from beeb you’d have to be…John McDonnell? Diane Abbott?

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  35. Cassandra says:

    I don’t know why but I’ve got a bee in my bonnet over Steph McGovern this morning, I think it’s because of the undisguised arrogance that she emits. I found this video clip from 2012 where she demonstrates another one of her ‘talents’.

    Oh well, back to the insults:

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  36. MarkyMark says:

    BBC: David Walliams new book promoted on Radio 2 “The Boy who wore a Dress”.

    BBC: Report on how girls cannot wear a dress because of gender neutral trousers.

    BBC: Report on how children are suffering from mental problems.

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    • Cassandra says:

      I always think of David Walliams as a bit of a con man with regard to his books as he lacks originality and uses other authors ideas. Take this example, “Bill’s New Frock” by Anne Fine. It’s been around now for about twenty years and is a story about a boy who likes to wear a dress. You can see where Walliams got his idea.

      3ajegg.jpg

      I never felt comfortable with Fine’s book, in fact I don’t like it but it is to be found in almost every primary school library in the UK, read into that what you will.

      Not to be outdone in the social engineering department, the BBC broadcast a series for children based on the book in 1998:

      (Just press on “Watch this video” and theclip will play)

      And people wonder why children are confused about their gender and are suffering mental health problems. The chickens are coming home to roost and the BBC as always, has played a significant part.

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  37. G says:

    “Jizya (Extortion)”, plain and simple.
    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/jizya.aspx

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  38. vlad says:

    At time of writing, the ‘Must See’ section of the al beeb webshite shows 5 video stories. 4 of them are about blacks.
    Is the beeb operating a policy of racial cleansing of whites?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news

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    • john in cheshire says:

      The answer to your question is yes. Their racism is blatent and without shame.

      There are many in the racist far-left bbc collective who are destined for hell unless they repent of their sins. I don’t want them or anyone else to be consigned to eternal damnation but it’s hard to feel any sympathy for them, though I have prayed they get themselves right with God.

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    • Jagman84 says:

      I doubt they’d admit it but maybe they do not want to look out of step with UK advertising agencies? If you are a mixed-race, afro-haired, twenty-something woman, it’s fill your boots time at present.

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  39. john in cheshire says:

    We’ve had a Romanian dwarf in the speaker’s chair for nearly ten years. And we’ve had to pay him handsomely even though many of us would likely object, if anyone cared to ask our permission. And I for one would happily vote to have him deported to Romania, or any EU country of his choice.

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  40. MarkyMark says:

    Day 1: BBC promote David Walliams “The boy in a dress”.
    Day 2: BBC report on girls who cannot wear skirts due to gender neutral trousers.
    Day 3: BBC report children suffering from mental anguish.
    Day 4: BBC demand over 75’s start paying for their news!

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  41. Sluff says:

    Steph ‘tickbox’ Mcgovern (female, northern, lesbian) has apparently apologised for making rude remarks about Boris Johnson at a conference.

    But here’s the thing. She was on maternity leave from the BBC! And the conference was her ‘personal’ work.
    So firstly, clearly the BBC presenters are not exactly overworked, and the maternity leave is not ungenerous.

    But she’s not alone in this moonlighting to earn thousands in appearance money.

    BBC types only get this work because of the profile and exposure they get on prime time TV. They could not possibly afford all that free marketing publicity themselves.

    So surely they should pay an additional income tax levy out of such appearance money which would go back to the BBC and the TV poll tax aka licence fee should be reduced accordingly.

    Perhaps we might suggest this to John Mcdonnell !

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  42. AnneG says:

    I have just caught a piece on BBC News about Mugabe’s funeral. they had a local journalist doing a report. I always thought that the BBC paid their staff well.
    The poor woman had such a bad ‘;syrup’ I felt that a whip round may be necessary to pay for a good one.

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  43. MarkyMark says:

    Jokes for 2019 .. .
    Man walks into a bar.
    Bar man says what can I get you sir.
    Trans gender community close the bar down the next day.

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  44. theisland says:

    Abolish the Electoral Commission!
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/268428

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  45. JimS says:

    There is no need to outdo the BBC with the number of repeat showings of this video.

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    • JimS says:

      It is a video dating back to May 2016 that you choose to post over and over again. It doesn’t represent what is going on in every town in the country, just what happened in one town three years ago.

      My opinion is that it has nothing to do with BBC Bias and starts to get very close to incitement to violence in response.

      My worry is that ‘the powers that be’ might come to that very conclusion and then there won’t be any biasedbbc.org left for anyone to make any comment about the real, daily, bias of the BBC.

      When that happens we will all ‘move on’, comment unread, because there won’t be anything to read!

      Just to be clear, I’m not telling anyone what to do or not do, I am, however advising caution. It behoves all of us, me included, not to stray too far from the stated aim of this site which is ‘exposing the broadcasting bias of the BBC’.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Abusive Annu comment deleted by Fedup 2 – moderator . Video also removed .

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      • Fedup2 says:

        JimS
        As you see – the video of a street disturbance from some time ago has been trashed – as have a number of comments by that poster . If the nature of those comments continues they will all be taken down without notice . I’m tempted to write directly to the posters’ personal email but have decided not to do it and just hope they either realise ‘the issue’ or leave this site and go find somewhere else .

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  46. Guest Who says:

    How long before writes off his first chrome Lambo?

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    • EmptyingDadsShed says:

      Or the headline could be
      1. Racism didn’t stop me playing football
      2. My religion doesn’t stop me playing football
      3. I play football.

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  47. theisland says:

    Sickening.

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    • EmptyingDadsShed says:

      But not a safe route to their home, cos dr’s are poor and have no room in their hovels

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  48. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    gwWVTnV

    How remainers portray leaving and how I see it.

    Don’t know what happened there.
    Should be a picture!

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Manny
      I was able to view your picture by right clicking the mouse on your link and choosing “view image” from the drop down menu.
      Seems the white horse has got the horn.

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  49. theisland says:

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    • G.W.F. says:

      theisland

      I would not care if those conscripted and sent into battle for EU leaders consisted of those yang people in yoonies in Landon who are moaning about Brexit robbing them of a future.

      But we know whose sons and daughters will have to go.

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  50. pertelote says:

    EG
    https://ibb.co/gwWVTnV
    I think?.. but it won’t show here? Someone will tell us no doubt.

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