Start the Week thread 16 September 2019

Tuesday sees the start of the Supreme Court hearing on Prorogation. I’m guessing it will take a couple of days to hear with a result at the beginning of next week. The outcome may give the Bercow Party – which now has an ‘opposition ‘ majority of 48 – the opportunity to recall Parliament for yet more abuse of Democracy . I’m sure the BBC is enjoying every moment .

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295 Responses to Start the Week thread 16 September 2019

  1. Roland Deschain says:

    I have a solution to delays at the Calais after Brexit. Importers merely need to put their goods on rubber dinghies and the authorities will “intercept” them and bring them over here.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      RD
      It is worrying that the hoards of third world economic migrants , terrorists and others will have to suffer in the back of lorries for a long time – because of Brexit .
      Maybe Jo Swinson can take some of the comrades and provide some home comforts for the boys – as well as – of course – forms to apply for asylum , the address of a £awyer and an EU passport application .

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Nick Robinson will need a burka to get past that statue and quote soon…

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/09/tacitus-knew-how-to-handle-stories-from-insiders-and-sources/amp/

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    • Guest Who says:

      Guess who has who on?

      “The risk of medicine shortages in a no-deal Brexit can’t be ruled out but has been “significantly reduced” due to preparations says CEO of private healthcare provider Spire Healthcare.”

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    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile, Anthony checks his twitter feed and ‘reports’.

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      • Thoughtful says:

        Trump is firmly in the pockets of the Saudis as we saw after the appalling Khashoggi murder, and he will use the US military to line his pockets, just as most Western leaders will.

        Boris doesn’t seem averse to accepting a few Rials either having allegedly had his palms greased with Iranian silver in the past.

        Between Iran & Saudi I think I’d rather side with Iran. It’s people are far more Westernised and want to reject the horrors of Islam, it’s the Mullahs in charge who are the problem, not the people.

        Again here it is entirely the fault of the CIA that the Shah lost power along with the French support for terrorism, that brought Khomenei to power.

        More of interest is the accounts from British workers in the region who say that the damage is nowhere near as bad as the media are presenting it to be which again begs the question what exactly is going on.

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        • john in cheshire says:

          I’m reading reports that:
          1. Saudi Arabia is running out of oil
          2. Saudi Arabia needs an oil price of around $100/barrel just to keep their sorry excuse for a country functioning.

          Could it be that the attack is designed to hide the fact that Saudi Arabia cannot pump out enough oil and also to push up the price of oil?

          Based on everything else the governments and the lying MSM lie to us about, why should we believe the story they have constructed?

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Thoughtful

          Yes, my disillusionment with Trump started with the Khashoggi murder and I believe his Saudi activity will contribute to his downfall. Iran is basically a civilised country and US intelligence could undermine the mullahs, whereas there is no hope that the Saudis will grow out of their barbaric beliefs and practices.

          I don’t know the extent of damage to the Saudi oil supplies, but a drastic cut in their revenue might contribute to the return of our politicians and universities to Britain.

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          • Thoughtful says:

            The US ‘intelligence’ is the most incompetent in the world. made up of insulated over privilidged white males it has a record of failure which is so extensive it cannot be considered as a realistic military intelligence organisation at all.

            Did you know that the CIA started the feminist movement because it thought it would split Marxist groups on US campuses?

            How many failed attempts did they make to remove Castro, not to mention that their laughable antics actually brought him to power.

            Or the failures on 9/11 which they later did a great job of covering up on behalf of Saudi.

            No the US CIA is a joke of an organisation. The only one which stands any realistic chance is the most competent Mossad, or perhaps the remains of the KGB.

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  3. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1

    Listening patchily from 6.30am. David King is having a snowflake moment over Global Warming and Climate Change. He is scared.

    “Do you regret your part in starting and maintaining all this?” asks Martha not.

    The Horror-bin is brought on for a comment. He makes a wild claim about talking to lots of people who confirm this. “How many did you talk to, Roger?” asks Martha not.

    The BBC: not asking questions that you want answered.

    On the evidence of this, the BBC cannot be trusted.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Expect him back on Newsnight vewwy soon.

       38 likes

    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Is this the same Labour Party where I think 60% of its constituencies voted leave?

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  5. Fedup2 says:

    I turned on Toady by mistake and heard a happy sounding our Justin . Where was the dismal – I’m not interested schoolboy .then I found why he is so full of joy – he is in his spiritual home – the anti democrat party fest where yesterday they did as I predicted -binned the votes of over 17 million people in favour of their own beliefs . No need for referendums , general elections – no – just bin it . Stay in the EU . There is no other view .

    The hoards of BBC people at this self obsessed orgy must have been in Heaven . Next they’ll be voting on an NHS which only deals with remainers .

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, quite right. He’s on a BBC expenses jolly, never mind the AGW and Climate Change emissions.

      Shame the sun isn’t shining. JustRemainIn might just ask Jo Swinson if she, as Prime Minister, will make the sun shine every day (and the breeze to blow firmly) to keep the panels charging and turbines turning.

      JustRemainIn Webb could also ask whether there will be a motion put before Conference to drop the Democrat bit of the Liberal Democrats name.

      I wonder … . . . . .

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      • john in cheshire says:

        Leopards never change their spots and the Libdem party will always be the party that attracts the most freaks.

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      • JimS says:

        Given their treatment of Tim Farron and their intolerance of intolerance I would ditch the ‘liberal’ bit too.

        The ‘bird’ logo could be easily re-worked into a bunch of bannanas, symbolic of the republic that they have helped create.

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  6. taffman says:

    Al Beeb Radio Wales this AM, nothing but wall to wall, Anti Brexit, The anti-democratic Liberal “Democrats”, Garth Thomas and his HIV, finishing off with anti Boris.
    It has become Blue Peter for adults,
    Off switch and probably more Welshmen hitting the same button.

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  7. Doobster78 says:

    This is basically a BBC piece letting us know how many different options there are for getting Boris out.

    I am beginning to think the BBC may just be leaning a little towards the left !!!!! Bias ? What Bias ?

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  8. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/15/against-very-familiar-rivals-jo-swinson-will-be-wild-card-of-election
    Jo Swinson has the attitude and intellect of a second rate primary school teacher.
    Even when she has hyperhelpful BBC far left “interviewers” and an agreed script, she is lost.
    Prime Minister, I do not think so, she would be out of her depth at Primark.

    I would like to share one of the comments BTL.

    “Neil__McFarlane 15h ago
    Is anyone else utterly dismayed that the tories are 12 points ahead?
    I mean, this is an unelected dictator who has prorogued parliament and clearly intends to break the law, and the British people by and large are cheering him on.
    WTF?”

    Currently 133 +.
    When Brexit is achieved the polls will show an increase in Conservative support.
    Yet remain voters, with their superior intelligence and education, will be unable to understand why.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Last – I think Project Fear today will be a ‘shortage of shortages ‘ after Brexit . They must be running out of the fear list by now ….
      Yesterday an hour blog interview of David starkey was put on the weekend thread . It’s well worth it because he doesn’t get the time on MSM to explain where the country is .

      The only regret is that he doesn’t present a short remedy and suggests we are just stuck with traitors Parliament .

      Not bbc – but if you like challenging wordy films – can I recommend ‘Margin Call ‘ . There are no swat teams , kissy kissy or Anchorman moments but it’s worth it – if only for the level of acting – darling …

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    • The Sage says:

      Funny how every other British prime minister in history (including Boris Johnson) has come into office in much the same way, voted in via their constituents and then chosen by their party as leader.
      Many from both main parties have done so (Alec Douglas-Home, Gordon Brown and Jim Callaghan, Theresa May) without first winning an election. It’s how our parliamentary systems works (or doesn’t now)
      An unelected dictator who has yet to win a vote in parliament? António de Oliveira Salazar he is not.
      Every parliament is prorogued ahead of a Queen’s Speech, he has not yet broken any law and, yes, the British people (or some of them) are cheering him on. Not that the BBC has noticed.

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  9. Doobster78 says:

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    • Guest Who says:

      Anyone else get the eBay ad first?

      Sweet, but appears to have been made all over Africa.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Doob
      Thank you for posting the Piers bit – I was dying to hear what the lady was going to say to justify unilateral revocation of A50 .
      They must be laughing in Brussels at the thought that they could get a british political party to make such a promise just for the small cost of making Ms Swinson an EU commissioner for making Europe less European – and even more Soviet .

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      • The General says:

        So if we did revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU what sort of ‘deals’ do you think we would get in the future? What strength would we have in future negotiations ? What would be the strength of our standing in the EU community ?
        To quote ‘someone’ ” UK will be at the back of the queue”.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    The power of make up.

    Hope you had breakfast.

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  11. taffman says:

    “Aldi plans to open a new supermarket each week”
    “Brexit, says the Grocer’s Mr Leyland, is Aldi’s biggest worry right now. ”
    It appears that Aldi has more faith in our country than Al Beeb and Mr Layland?

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      t
      I go to my local Aldi store regularly.
      There are other supermarkets I will not support.
      Come on Aldi, please put the traitor Lord Sainsbury out of business.

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  12. taffman says:

    “Ocean Viking: Rescued migrants disembark in Italy”
    Thats more and more illegal economic immigrants heading this way while our government does nothing to secure our borders. It merely encourages more to come to claim our health services, our schools, our benefits, and houses while British people are being ignored.
    Simples

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  13. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2

    Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary, is grilled by JustRemainIn Webb long distance. Tough questions on the PM’s and the Government’s stance on Brexit negotiations. Raab is not rattled by JustRemainIn’s bouncers and answers well.

    Now this biased, pro-Brexit, listener who ‘grew up’ in Iron Curtain days and owns a typewriter that can read between the lines, learned more from this interview about the previous Administration’s negotiations under Cameron (briefly) and May (more extensive) than JustRemainIn, Sarah Sands and the BBC probably intended.

    “Vhairrrhy hinterrestink!”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      Thanks I might even go find it on their ‘noises’ site – or whatever it’s called … I enjoy the bit on that site when it asks if you have a TV licence – guaranteed at least one giggle a day ….

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Ah, yes, iPlayer is dead. Long live Sounds. Not.

        I am amazed at the new ways the BBC come up with to push audiences away. David Vance has highlighted on his second Thread yesterday how the BBC is losing audience share.

        Fed, this morning I decided I wanted to listen to a Tweet of the Day repeat: Carry Akroyd and the Snipe. Why? I like snipe and encounter them occasionally on the Thames Estuary.

        First thing BBC ask me to do is sign in. At the same time, they lie to me. “We will keep you signed in.”

        They never do.

        Then the link will not play. The incompetent BBC’s incompetent software on the BBC incompetent server does not recognise that I have the latest Flash Player installed. I then have to refresh the page in order to play. Not a great effort but still a barrier to access.

        Add up all the tiny barriers to access the BBC and after a while, a listener like me may say “Shan’t bother! Meh!!”

        There are alternatives to filling time with BBC hassles and lies.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Ok Up2 – I’m busy so no bbc ‘noises/sounds ‘

          As for snipe – nice birds . I used to see a few in my wild fowling days …. if the RSPB ever found out as I was trying to shoot Canada geese they’d not be impressed ….

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  14. Thoughtful says:

    Here is the reason why the cowardly useless incompetent Tories are never going to privatise the BBC:

    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mypension/en/report_accounts_2018.pdf

    The pension shortfall has not been reduced in years and still stands at an eye watering £1.8 Billion.
    If the Tories had any form of competence and a spine they would be forcing the BBC to reduce this through extra contributions and lump sum payments, but as usual they do nothing.

    The government are never going to privatise a company with a pension shortfall this big and the BBC almost certainly knows this, and is using it as a bulwark to discourage any attempt to end the TV tax.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Hence the endless empire building.

      Bbc Pidgen Lgtb Editor soon?

      Too big to fail ‘Hunt the Queen of Spades’ policy.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Matt, David, Rob will need to watch their backs. Trev seems well qualified and does have BBC history.

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  16. MarkyMark says:

    BBC: Mental health problems in kids increasing.
    BBC: Women do not have babies, men do.
    BBC: Mental health problems in kids increasing.
    BBC: Here is David Walliams with his new play “The boy in a dress”
    BBC: Girls protest to wear a skirt in a gender neutral school.
    BBC: Mental health problems in kids increasing.

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  17. Up2snuff says:

    Postponed TWiTW Watch from Sunday. (Had a PC-free day yesterday, but I did listen to the Beeb for news.)

    The World This Weekend (Sun BBC R4 1-1.30pm) was not presented by the usual BBC Chief Sneerleader, Mark Mardell, but by lowly BBC Correspondent, Ross Hawkins.

    He did an excellent job and really asked tough and probing questions of two LibDem persons at the Party Conference in Bournemouth. He probed, he challenged, he questioned. The LibDems were shown to be totally vacuous intellectually and policy-wise to be on a collision course with the electorate.

    Well done, Ross. You have shown up a few colleagues for what they are.

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  18. G says:

    The, ‘Hockey Stick Graph’ and genderless penguins…………
    Let Sanity for Sweden explain:

    In the case, particularly of the penguins, I would have thought this such a trivial but indicatively stupid issue that our Marxist State Broadcaster would have willingly featured it as ‘News’ headlines

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  19. fakenewswatcher says:

    I hope you are all feeling very guilty. In fact, we should all be feeling very guilty.
    On R4, Andrew Marr has put together one of his period giultfests, which starts with how bad the Gemans are (Nazism), to how bad the British are (Colonialism). The ‘Commonwealth’ is simply a little word invented to take the sting out of things.
    This is the sort of thing Andrew absolutely loves.
    Cos Bexit is coming into the picture. And there’s a phrase ‘Global Britain’ floating around. Apparently we are living through a period of great volatility. This is now the great buzzword designed to engender fear.
    Andrew paints a picture of history, and the one person who gets a mention is Rory Stewart. Is that weird, or what?
    Unlike the Dutch, who lost an Empire and learned to live ‘simply as Europeans’, Britain apparently hasn’t managed to do that.
    It’s a little hard to figure out what conclusion Andrew arrives at, cos he’s sort of a bit all over the place. But he’s made his point. I think. Maybe.

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    • Beltane says:

      The Spanish, Italians, Germans, French, Portuguese and Belgians also lost empires, some of them far, far more savage and totalitarian than the British – the level of force used to establish and maintain the Roman empire, for just one example, makes our worst efforts pale into insignificance – and yet we are the only nation to abase ourselves and apologise for what was, in essence, the greatest and most benevolent empire in history. Liberals, students and Guardian readers will no doubt fall to the ground in catatonic shock at the description but a very cursory knowledge of history – not as portrayed on the BBC – will show that what we created and left as a legacy has never been exceeded nor improved upon.
      I should add that the living standards of modern Belgium – the French continue to travel there to appreciate fine dining for example – are predominantly based on the huge rape of the resources of the Congo, benefits taken without any attempt at reparation, improvement of living standards for the indigenous population or feelings of guilt for the savagery of their behaviour, and long before the establishment of the EU gravy train.

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  20. Fedup2 says:

    Moody Monday morning ?

    Cheer yourself up be viewing the Radio 4 schedule for the day .
    It’s not perfect because there don’t seem to be many programmes about queers or troubled types trying to change their jenda- yeah – but the is a programme at the end of the day about
    ‘Life expectancy ‘ ( best way to kill brexiters)

    So glad I will never never pay for the biased BBC

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  21. Cassandra says:

    More depressing news: Never mind, Brexit, The BBC Proms and the Eu flags and the Sapphic soprano, Greta, the rise in oil prices and not to mention the continuing invasion of the UK by the doctors and engineers. This story, for some reason overlooked by the MSM has almost disappeared and ironically it is about a BBC stalwart who in the past has proclaimed his love and support for the invaders, sorry, illegal economic immigrants, at the end of his performance of Hamlet.

    (I cannot guarantee the veracity of this story)

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    BBC … Children in Need goes to charities that are based in Somalia.
    RNLI … money goes to pay for Islamic swimwear.
    DFID … money goes to stop FGM as FGM goes un-prosecuted in the UK.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    I get back from a week away and straight away The PR BS industry is in my face
    9;30am Ben Fogle has comeup on Talk Radio
    It appears he is some kind of new ambassador for Electric Cars
    (no official role was mentioned and he called himself an EV virgin)
    but the item was like a advert
    … JHB did push back of course.

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    BBC R4 Book of the Week. I knew the title in advance I thought it might be sort of pro-European propaganda that would be loved by the Beeb (the clue is in the title) but I wasn’t prepared for a BBC Continuity howler. The author was stated to be “Orlando Figee” !

    I go check.

    It is actually Orlando Figes (‘FVIGgess’ phonetically – German origin) and I am left wondering exactly how competent the BBC are in being pro-European. It is hilarious.

    The author’s Wiki page makes for interesting reading. Try and guess why the BBC might love him?

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Is the answer he’s a friend of Dorothy and loves muslim immigrants?

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Ummhhh .. maybe ….
        …… but clever lad (Double * First at Cambridge) he has been paid by the taxpayer all his life. He and his wife have two homes: one in London the other in Italy.

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  25. StewGreen says:

    This morning as I flipped across the local national BBC stations all I got was the usual of them pushing their anti-Brexit and other tripe
    At no point did I hear them mention Jo Swinson and *2008*
    ..Then 10am Mike Graham comes up on TalkRadio and he brought up her mega hypocrisy.

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    • Cassandra says:

      In 2008, Nick Clegg, leader of the Lib Dems at the time, calls for the public to sign this petition:

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      Political amnesia is quite tragic, really.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Guido is only just catching up
      ttps://order-order.com/2019/09/16/jo-swinsons-brexit-referendum-u-turn

      But they do have a page about a Car-Crash Lib-Dem interview on The World This Weekend
      Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for North Devon, Kirsten Johnson sneered at her whitey constituents

      “it’s 98% white,
      we don’t have a lot of ethnic minorities living in North Devon,
      people aren’t exposed to people from other countries,
      they don’t travel a lot.”

      North Devon hasn’t “appreciated the advantages” of being in the EU
      cos, it is “isolated, rural, and low income.”
      (She went on to imply that leave voters were linked to hate crime
      .. but when asked to explain her view just “trailed off” )

      Guido Audio
      https://order-order.com/2019/09/16/lib-dem-candidate-implodes-interview-insulting-potential-constituents/

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      • Thoughtful says:

        Wow that is a cringeworthy listen! But do note that yet again even she, a remainer cannot cite any good reason other than vested interests.
        “They don’t understand the benefits” i.e. the EU hasn’t given them enough incentives to wish to remain. NOT any kind of defence of an EU ‘Empire’ run from Berlin I haven’t heard a single remainer yet talk about the European super state as a reason to remain, it’s entirely based on vested interests.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Blimey if she puts is about that N Devon is 98% white, then the county could have an influx of further ‘whiteys’ from other parts of the UK migrating there !

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          • Up2snuff says:

            I note that Kirsten Johnson tries to claim she is a local. Except she is an American. A woman. A Remainer.(!)

            No wonder the BBC love her as an interviewee. She is only local ‘by marriage’.

            When the interview clip was used on Monday, Sarah Montague burst out with “Oh, that’s embarrassing.”

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          • Pat..original says:

            BRISSLES – You are behind the times – already happening.

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    • StewGreen says:

      video : Jo Swinson was battered by Piers Morgan on ITV this morning
      … and was coincidentally unavailable for an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer later on.
      No doubt fearful of another kicking.
      (H/T Guido commenters : @Call_me_Infidel etc. )
      Comments are closed
      but he put a transcript

      ..An account by the name of Lincolnshire’s Farmer Wink has full 16 min vid

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      • StewGreen says:

        A good list of Guido’s recent stories
        (works for me)
        https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/60315691

        Ah new story
        EU’s Proposed Justice Commissioner Faces Corruption Probe
        Belgium’s foreign minister Didier Reynders, was unveiled last week as incoming president Ursula von der Leyen’s pick for Justice Commissioner, has been named by a former Belgium spy as part of a corruption scheme. Awkward for a Justice Commissioner…

        The former spy testified that Deynders was part of a “veritable criminal association” involving arms sales to the Congo and Libya as well as money-laundering and taking bribes.
        Naturally, the EU Commission has declined to comment on the revelations. Justice, EU style…

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      • Doobster78 says:

        Thanks for posting Stew. I was gutted i had to leave before she came on this morning. Looking forward to watching the full 16 minutes later.

        Piers is great in these situations, No Bias (he is a Remainer) , asks what actually needs asking and makes them fully accountable for past statements etc and takes no crap. EVERYTHING the BBC are incapable of doing !!

        I think i may be developing my first “Man crush” !!! Or should that be a “non binary, non gender specific” crush ?? I cant keep up.

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  26. Thoughtful says:

    I see the BBCs print arm the Grauniad has been forced to apologised as in true leftist hate rage and anger they claimed that following the death of Camerons 6 year old son he loved. They claimed he only suffered ‘privileged pain’, but even the appalling BBC lefties were coming out calling it ‘vile beyond vile’.

    This is however not the views of a single columnist at the paper, it was an editorial decision to publish, and it brings into sharp focus the true nasty hate rage and aggression of the Fascist Left and the depths they are prepared to plumb in pursuit of that.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – I think they were just testing the water before doing a piece on the ‘ 5 top guillotines’
      Your questioned answered for getting rid of the wrong sort of people – old- brexiters – white men – white van drivers – a long list to make it safe for a strange kind or ‘ democracy ‘ …

      On another issue – BoJo is now putting stuff directly onto twitter – 6 minutes of video of him on an aircraft at Leeds giving an account of last week .

      I didn’t know 5?frigates have been commissioned . I just hope they are not to ferry more illegal thirdworlders here .

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      • honestus says:

        Fed.
        construction commences 2021 with sea trial set for 2023. And these are relatively small warships. Rather like each new motorway we build. Actual construction and use of years after vehicle number projections ensuring that once in operation, they are already wilfully under capacity. Assuming Brexit happens, and in light of middle east intransigence, we will need many many more ships to protect our fishermen and our sea going commercial interests.

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  27. dafydd says:

    Good morning..Enclosed link is the Lib Dem candidate for North Devon.
    For once the BBC reporter went for the jugular..

    Listen to her appalling racist comments, if you or I had made such comments we would be deemed as racist or if anybody from the Tory or Brexit party had made these disgusting comments, it would be main line news…This country is realy going to shit

    https://order-order.com/2019/09/16/lib-dem-candidate-implodes-interview-insulting-potential-constituents/

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    • rthornton says:

      I don’t think that analysing her comments serves any useful purpose because her problem is that she’s clearly exceptionally dim.

      Most of the people who spout this stuff are, but they’re so used to going unchallenged that they seriously believe that they possess some deeper understanding of what is going on. They fall apart when challenged, which is why they invent spell words to silence people.

      That Nanny McPhee woman has made similar comments. No deep thinker either. She’s guilty of the sort of prejudice she claims to be opposed to, but we all know how common that is.

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  28. G.W.F. says:

    Farage hits out at BBC for giving ‘insignificant’ Anna Soubry ‘so much TV coverage’
    BREXIT PARTY leader Nigel Farage has questioned why Remainer MP Anna Soubry is “constantly all over the BBC” despite having an “insignificant following” among the British public.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1178481/Brexit-News-Nigel-Farage-BBC-Anna-Soubry-bias

    Something to consider when debating a Conservative/Brexit Party
    election pact.
    Will Johnson and the Tories stand up to the BBC? If not, don’t waste a vote on them.
    This ought to be the basis for deciding which party to support.

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    GWF
    Not sure I agree – anyone taking the BBC will have to get their timing right because I still think there is a strong ‘residue ‘ of people who – sadly – still think of it as ‘Auntie” and have affection for the monster .

    It must be a ‘to do ‘ list for a future Conservative Government with a healthy majority – get us clean out of the ReichEU – then completely privatise the BBC – whilst reforming OFCOM and the whole regulation of media to ensure that there is not just one point of view and ‘attitude ‘ all the time .

    When you think of it there isn’t a single moment in a week where a contrary view is aired by someone hired by the BBC .

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    • honestus says:

      Fed, you are correct. One battle at a time.
      And when the Tory/BP alliance have consolidated their new government, the net needs to be much wider than just the BBBC. In fact, Fox should be given access to some of the licence fee funding to create a right of centre news champion to serve the majority of the UK viewing public who are diametrically opposed to leftism and illiberal Marxism.

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  30. G says:

    Leave UK totally exonerated by the Met –
    https://leave.eu/leave-eu-triumphs-in-met-police-investigation/?mc_cid=e1e9ab0c7c&mc_eid=cf26884287
    Aaron Banks now demands the resignation of the Electoral Commission’s CEO.

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  31. Jeff says:

    I’ve said before that I don’t listen to Radio 4 any more, other than Gardeners’ Question Time…and even that’s becoming obsessed with woke issues like diversity and “climate change”.
    I start the day with Classic FM and then move the dial to LBC and Nick Ferrari. Now, to be honest, he ain’t up to much. You might see him on Sky’s ghastly debating prog’ The Pledge, where he plays the part of the lone “right winger”. A sort of pantomime villain. He’s really much more like a political weather balloon. He floats up and sees which way the wind is blowing and follows the prevailing breeze. So, fairly pathetic.
    Today he interviewed Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson and his obsequiousness almost made me retch. God’s teeth, the great lard arse actually asked her about the shoes she likes to wear. Who gives a flying fxxxx?
    They had a nice, affable chat. The sort of conversation women might have if they meet for a coffee.
    This creature and her largely unelected party are trying to revoke the wishes of nearly seventeen and a half million of their countrymen. It’s clearly undemocratic and illiberal. It’s a bloody disgrace.
    Ferrari, the tubby parasite, has even commented on Tommy Robinson calling himself a journalist. “He’s no more of a journalist than I am an astronaut”
    Nick, journalists are supposed to ask awkward questions. They confront humbug and hypocrisy. They’re not employed to schmooze and placate the tender egos of the rich and famous.
    Nick, you’re not a jouralist…
    You’re a spineless sycophant.

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  32. StewGreen says:

    R4 just now 75% of suicides are MALE
    and Northern Ireland has a suicide rate twice that of Britain

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    • StewGreen says:

      The expert said suicide is so bad in Northern Ireland
      that 4.5 times more people die from it than car crashes.
      The guest had 3 of her sons commit suicide.

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  33. Halifax says:

    The Guardian has apologised for saying David Cameron had only felt “privileged pain” over the death of his son.

    No comment from the BBC they are only reporting that the Guardian apologised. Just imagine for one minute if the comments had been from the Express regarding a Labour politician.

    With each day the BBC are distancing themselves from the decent honest people of this country. With each day they become more Marxsist hateful of anybody that doesnt conform to thier norm.

    The clock is ticking the BBC has run its course and its end of days as a publicly funded organisation are in sight.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      No the clock is NOT ticking! The cowardly useless incompetent Tories are never going to end the TV tax, because they are cowards and useless.

      When Labour sang “Land of hopeless Tories” they pretty much hit the nail on the head.

      If you read above, there is an earlier post about the scale of the BBC pension fund defecit, close to £2 billion, and no greed addled Tory is going to lay that on the taxpayer.

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  34. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Limp Dumbs
    ‘policy shift’

    Conservatives
    ‘complete policy u-turn’

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  35. Roland Deschain says:

    Don’t click the link if you’re expecting an unbiased answer. Which I’m sure nobody here was.

    The Brexit Party says leaving the EU with no deal would produce a clean break – and a significant number of Conservatives agree.

    Sadly, it’s not that simple.

    And so it goes on.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Whoops… fat fingers! Sorry.

      Looking forward to the bbc getting Paul back in again to explain too.

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Looks like the bbc guest rota.

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    • Sluff says:

      Blimey! How will the BBC manage the news agenda with all its go-to favourite interviewees AWOL.
      A useful reminder of all the cuddly, jovial, Far Left folk who want to wreck the country.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Ah, but, no Femi.

      Even Labour are not that nuts.

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  37. Sluff says:

    BBC1 1 pm news.

    Aldi are planning to open 100 stores in the Uk, investing £1bn to do it.

    The reporter talks to the CEO and tries frantically to dredge up some Brexit gloom and doom. She fails miserably.

    Errrrr, I think a £1bn investment from a German company in the UK irrespective of the eventual Brexit deal is about all you need to know, you BBC biased thickos.

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  38. Terminal Moraine says:

    More scandalous neglect of special groups on R5 with Nihal Arthanayake. The guest reckons it’s “…the deepest taboo…”

    What’s that then, engaging in heterosexual sex? Voting to leave the EU?

    Nope, not enough organ donors coming from the black community

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  39. Guest Who says:

    Is Rory Cellan-Jones’ missus behind this?

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-apple-stateaid/apple-takes-fight-against-13-billion-euro-eu-tax-order-to-court-idUKKBN1W1195?

    Tricky dilemmas for the iStaff at W1A in the Xmas run up.

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  40. Peter Grimes says:

    Al Beeb’s consumer affairs programme on R4 today at 12.30ish had a representative of the millionaire Symington port dynasty complaining about the below cost price of red Douro wine in our supermarkets and the threat that was to the local way of life. It seems that port wine (which I love), same grapes different process, supports the local farming communities which may have to leave the land. The problem is the law (Portugese or EU?) which specifies that only a fixed percentage of the crop can be used for the expensive port.

    Seems like a classic case of government/EU? interference in supply and demand. Doubtless it will lead to a call for more government/EU funding and no doubt Brussels will be eager to pay up…probably with OUR money as usual.

    No comment from Al Beeb about market forces.

    I quite like Douro reds and will now buy more if they are cheap but I’m just as happy to buy New World red wines of similar varieties which are equally good value, even before Brexit.

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  41. StewGreen says:

    James O’Brien the one that always sneers at Katie Hopkins
    ..yet look at him.

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  42. mikehunt says:

    People’s place of origin is an irregular noun in BBC propaganda land.

    Example: Mohammed Abdullah, a rapist ‘from Bradford
    whereas in this article
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49716978 they stress that the person is ‘an immigrant’, and ‘a Bangladeshi citizen’

    He’s lived there for seven years! If he had raped and murdered someone, he would just be ‘from Rome’

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Migrant experiences score triple points for nobility and fortitude. Bloke finds a wallet, pops it into the police station.

      Or as the BBC say “…makes it his mission to return it…” Mini series coming up? Benedict Cumberbatch is Mossan Rasal…

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  43. SPC says:

    Just watching Damion Drama-ticus giving his piece to camera about the Luxemburg PM’s speech telling us to ‘use our time wisely’ in a condescending manner- My God – what an easy life Damy has – lives the life of riley in Brussels on the back of us poor pensioners – talk a load of c…p platitudes for 2 mins every fortnight or so.
    I can only hope that when this debacle is all over these johneys will lose there jobs, but I suspect they will still be there, highly paid but do absolutely zilch until he and those like him in far flung corners of the globe, retire.
    £8 of every licence fee goes into these ‘guys’ having an even easier easy time past the age of 55.

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  44. SPC says:

    Whoops!
    Source: Register of Members’ Financial Interests (as of 03/12/2018)

    ‘Dominic Grieve owns building land in France and receives donations from German businesses.

    Anna Soubry owns property in Portugal and gets donations from the Ulster Unionist Party (a Remain group).

    Chuka Umunna gets hospitality and payments (along with Grieve) from the Franco(French)-British Colloque and he also took a £50,000 donation from Farr Vinters Ltd, whose main business is, in their own words, “the purchase and sale of top Bordeaux wines” as well as “an in depth range of wines from other French regions including Burgundy, the Rhône and Loire valleys, Champagne and Alsace.”

    Joanna Cherry, received donations and hospitality from the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia.

    Ian Blackford, has shareholdings in Commsworld – a telecoms company that relies on sub-sea links to mainland Europe.

    Vince Cable receives hospitality from IBEC, which is an organisation representing business interests in the Republic of Ireland. ‘

    Nice work lads & lasses! – does any of this conflict with your high moral principles?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      SPC
      In a normal country these’ interests’ would be the subject of massive public attention and comments . Instead – who says anything ?

      I don’t buy newspapers. And can barely stomach MSM anymore but these facts . ? These corrupted politicians just left to spout on without having to declare that they take money and have a personal financial interest in anti democratic campaigns .

      It’s no surprise with Grieve because he is an amoral lawyer – but the rest ? Well ?

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  45. SPC says:

    While I’m in the mood lets give Jo ‘scrutiny’

    She backed the tuition fee hikes that her party had promised to oppose.

    She priced thousands out of access to justice by introducing employment tribunal fees of up to £1,200 – a measure Britain’s Supreme Court later ruled unlawful.

    Sociologist Phil Burton-Cartledge dubs Swinson a “yellow Tory”, finding she voted with the Conservative whip nearly 850 times between 2010 and 2015 – more often than senior Tories Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove.

    Swinson herself penned a March 2018 Mail on Sunday column demanding a statue of Thatcher in Parliament Square.

    It gets better and better – hollow leader – Ambitious!!!

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    • honestus says:

      SPC,
      Ambitious and deeply deeply dishonest. She knows that there is a sizable vote tranche to be had which could provide useful leverage following the inevitable GE. Much as the libdums did with the conservatives when they again sold their souls for a slice of power.
      What is really really sad, if expected, is the glee that this direction change has prompted in the MSM, with hardly a murmur of a reference to the illegitimate erasing of the votes of 17.4m UK citizens who were the bona fide victors 3 long years ago. Sickening.

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  46. BRISSLES says:

    Bit of relief from Brexit………..
    I can take or leave Piers Morgan, but even he went up in my estimation, as, in his own words, “left the GQ Awards in London before David Beckham received an award for ……. being David Beckham “.

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    • SPC says:

      Oh come on Piers is great, forget about the bluff and bluster – he talks more sense on brexit and other issues than any other commentator on telly. Pity he doesn’t come on in the afternoon to provide another option than the very stale BBC/SKYE twerps.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I would normally agree SPC, but he can contradict himself which lets him down. He maintains in many tweets and his other outlets that Gary Lineker is far from his favourite person. Yet in his regular column in a weekend supplement, he reported that during a visit to LA in the summer, he had a very enjoyable meal in a swanky restaurant with friends – which included Gary Lineker !

        You need a good memory to be a liar, and many of his readership DO have good memories.

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        • SPC says:

          Yes – he is contentious, that’s his media side – but which of us is perfect?

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          • theisland says:

            He thinks TR and Katie H are racists.

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            • SPC says:

              Sorry who? Ah! Got it now – well they probably are – this is not a racist site is it? I must admit to drifting towards misoginy ( until it becomes a crime, then I will of course shut up) as women are not well served by their current mouthpieces, but I don’t condone racism – Too much positive intervention in this direction and gender fluidity and stupidity, then yes, I agree.

                 1 likes

              • Fedup2 says:

                SPC
                This is not a racist site . This site is about BBC bias

                   5 likes

                • SPC says:

                  I think what ‘theisland’ refers to is religious dogma, of any type – there is a difference, and I am opposed, vehemently to that.

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  47. Cassandra says:

    I have to admit, I find the BBC drama Scarborough quite funny but even here you can see the work of the BBC diversity propaganda engineers at work.
    It’s the two police officers, a male and a female who are both black. The male who is so camp that he makes Rylan Clark-Neal, soon to be seen in the revamped Supermarket Sweep, look like Charles Bronson.
    Why do the BBC use mostly black actors in it’s dramas, why not asian or oriental ones? Only 3% of the UK population is black, concentrated largely in London and other large cities. Most of the country in fact is not very diverse, and if anything black actors are actually over represented in film and TV.
    The same criteria applies to television commercials now. Why do over (well over) fifty percent of TV commercials have black or mixed race families with the man portrayed as a black, why not use actors from different ethnic backgrounds?

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    • Siempre Recht says:

      My point entirely. BTW, is anyone actually watching Celebrity Masterchef right now? Out of the 5 contestants; 3 blacks, 1 gay long-jumper and a French female. I’m just simply sick of this garbage.

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  48. BRISSLES says:

    Cassie, – a question that has been asked on here many many times ! the advertising industry and casting directors are a law unto themselves. I also find in many cases that by and large, many BAME actors are not terribly good actors/resses, which is more grist to the mill that tokenism is alive and well.

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  49. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Why don’t brexiteers say this on tv more often.

    There are 485 remainer MPs in Parliament.
    The Brexit negotiations have been mainly done by remainers with little or no enthusiasm for any type of Brexit at all.

    That is why no deal has been reached.

    Many talking heads on tv are telling us we’ve been negotiating for over 3 years and are still getting nowhere.
    It’s because remoaners are doing the negotiating.
    As soon as somebody even a little bit on the leave side tries to negotiate they ‘go’ (Raab/Davis) or have their position greatly undermined like Boris and the removal of no deal.

    It’s ‘our own’ politicians stopping any chance of Brexit.
    Maybe our best hope is the eu kicking us out.
    Our lot are crap.

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  50. Frustrated says:

    Just noticed this as a Google/ Youtube NewsFlash (I avoid BBBC whenever I can )

    Who paid for/organised these “Expat” (?) protesters outside the Luxembourg press conference, I wonder? (The site that someone posted a week or so ago: “Book a rabble”?? [or something like that ;o) ]

    Absolutely disgusting … MSM – shame on you.
    Typical for BBC to show this – NOT all expats are remain ;-[[[

    As someone put in the comments “We cannot listen to our PM because of the rabble”.

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