Weekend Thread 16 November 2019

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  1. theisland says:

    Borders, Territorial Waters, Defence!

    Thanks to all here stoically monitoring the bBC .

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  2. pugnazious says:

    It’s remarkable how the BBC’s cherished principles go out the window when there’s a Tory in the sights and an election imminent.

    The Boris Bashing Corporation lives up to its name today as he indulges them with some interviews and gets thoroughly turned over as a result.

    He did a public phone in on Rachel Burden’s show answering questions from the public with Burden intervening with some loaded questions of her own. After the Q&A session and Boris going off for other interviews 5 Live decided to critique his performance and answers….absolutely nothing positive to say about him….completely negative and pro-Labour.

    During the Q&A Burden actually snapped that what he was saying about Northern Ireland and tariffs was ‘nonsense’…not sure how she knew as she clearly hadn’t read the agreement and wasn’t listening to what Boris was saying. Fairly typical of BBC arrogance and lack of respect…which is at odds with their continual cries about respect for politicians and a more careful use of language.

    Burden tried to get Boris to reveal more about his children claiming ‘many listeners had asked’….maybe but it’s a been a long-time BBC effort to try and exploit and weaponise Boris’ children spinning it into a narrative about Boris having ‘women trouble’ and how you can’t trust him…if he won’t reveal how many children he has how can voters possibly trust him with the NHS?

    Odd isn’t it that the BBC tries to drag children into this and expose them to media and public scrutiny and no doubt abuse and interference in their lives in order to attack Boris.
    Odd isn’t it that when Andrea Leadsom said ‘As a mother’ the BBC et al savaged her for allegedly suggesting, in a BBC interpretation, she was a better woman than May as May didn’t have children, and as we all know she lost the leadership contest.

    Which is all very odd as the BBC is directly suggesting that being a ‘family man’ makes you more relatable to the voters….of course this was a sly attempt to pry into Boris’ life and his children’s…

    ‘”Give someone an idea of who you are, a family man,” she said.

    “Your partner Carrie Symonds is campaigning, you’re a father, you’re on the campaign trail. Why are you relatable to families up and down the country?”‘

    Funny how being a ‘family man’ is now an important characteristic but when Brexiteer Leadsom was up for the leadership it was toxic. Of course only important insofar as to allow the BBC to keep trying to suggest Boris is untrustworthy because he won’t talk about his kids…which is perfectly sensible…if he suddenly revealed he has other kids the media will dig and dig and dig until they get names and then the kids and their mothers will be hounded…..the BBC just doesn’t care in Boris’ case…quite happy to sacrifice his kids for the Remain cause.

    The BBC is also keeping up the lie about ‘Russian donors’…..trouble is they aren’t ‘Russian, they are all British citizens….from the Independent….

    ‘A spokesperson for the Conservative Party said: “The Conservative Party does not accept foreign donations – as they are illegal.

    “The individuals you have mentioned have lived in Britain for many years and are British citizens, which gives them the democratic right to donate to a political party. We won’t take any lectures from the Labour party, whose leader sided with Putin over the Salisbury attacks.”‘

    And the BBC is trying to leverage this into a story about ‘Russian influence’ and the intelligence report into such things….the BBC continually suggesting there is ‘something to hide’…..oddly not quoting Buzzfeed’s story which says there was no ‘interference’, at least of any significance…
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/intelligence-report-russia-no-interference-brexit

    ‘An Intelligence Report Will Say UK Spy Agencies Found No Evidence Of Russian State Interference In The Outcome Of The Brexit Referendum
    The UK’s intelligence agencies have found no evidence that the Russian state interfered in the outcome of the Brexit referendum and the 2017 general election, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the findings in an as-yet-unpublished report from Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee.

    One of the sources told BuzzFeed News the finding was categorical.’

    Curious absolutely no reference to that at all in any BBC report.

    See, here’s another problem with the BBC approach to ‘Russians’….when Trump suggested that the Awkward Squad go back to their countries of origin[and then come back to the US] to fnd out exactly why their parents etc fled these ‘shitholes’ the BBC was jumping up and down with rage in their behalf…they are all American citizens and Trump shouldn’t be calling them foreign..which he didn’t. The BBC of course always insists all migrants who become British citizens are British…except it seems when they were born in Russia…and donate to the Tories.

    The BBC has no problem with Soros, not a British citizen, splurging money on anti-Brexit groups in the UK, no problem with Hiilary Clinton making highly charged political statements that were directly intended to influence the election, the BBC has no problem with Polish EU Apparachik, Donald Tusk, making statements also directly intended to influence the election…the BBC giving both sets of comments a very high profile quoting them repeatedly.

    Seems that there is one rule for those the BBC likes and shares a worldview with and those the BBC wants to see consigned to Hell because they voted for Brexit or went to the wrong school…..Burden quickly shut down Boris when he told her that he went to the same junior school as Ed Miliband, didn’t fit the BBC narrative about public school Toffs, she also very, very quickly slammed shut the conversation when Boris started to say he wouldn’t be lectured on Northern Ireland by a man who supported terrorism…the BBC just does not want to have Corbyn linked to terrorism…witness their refusal to quote Ian Austin’s damning comment [and now similar from many many others from labour] about Corbyn hating Britain, preferring its enemies and siding with terrorists. The BBC quoted Remainer Gauke endlessly and at length as he attacked Boris but Austin’s comments?….censored.

    The BBC is very definitely trying to rig this election in Labour’s favour…but what’s new? The champagne is on ice in BBC fridges up and down the country.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    Come the revolution, Rob will be first against the wall.

    Ironically.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Shrivelled pC harpies ‘R us.

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    • djaym says:

      Kay Burley ?

      Kay “Munchkin” Burley ??

      The idea that she can hold anyone to account ( in a live, unedited , broadcast) is risible.

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      • john in cheshire says:

        Munchkin. A John Bolton epithet for the third rate rats in the MSM.
        It’s so appropriate, Miss Burley.

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  5. pertelote says:

    KB..a bit sad really no?
    as someone said recently..”mutton dressed as spam!”

    just watching her makes me almost physically sick…her and Princess Mateless.

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  6. Dystopian says:

    My niece wants to watch BBC Children in need and asked if she could donate. Nan tells her charity begins at home.
    I comment that, according to something I saw on here, most of the money goes to British children from….Sudan.
    It’s odd though. Usually when I watch the BBC, they show us lots of brown kids.
    For some reason, the charity cases they are showing are mostly white.
    “Oh but that’s not the children’s fault is it they come here because they have nothing”
    “Yes, I said, “and if they keep coming then your children will have nothing”.
    Apparently I’m mean.
    The kids of today just don’t get it do they.
    The lefty school teachers and far left BBC are doing ever so well with the brainwashing.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Sargon on The NHS

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      • Dystopian says:

        Arrest that man he is talking far too much truth and sense.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        StewGreen
        There is No amount of funding that will make the NHS or private medicine perfect. Get over it!

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        • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

          Labour and the BBC harp on about “our NHS” because it’s a gift that keeps on giving. It works something like this:

          1) Labour floods the country with immigrants, first from the late 1940s, then in the 1960s/70s and in particular after 1997.

          2) The BBC keeps fairly quiet about the post-1997 immigration explosion until after 2004 or so, when it can safely point to White EU immigration (e.g. from Poland) without being accused of “racism”.

          3) As pressure on health services rises, Labour, now in opposition, can remind people that it set up the system in the 1940s and blame the evil Tories for “cuts” and “privatization” etc. Needing immigrant votes, it will keep away from discussing controlling net migration.

          4) The BBC can be relied upon not to mention immigration as a major factor, instead citing an ageing population, and subliminally reinforcing this message with familiar images, such as an old frail White person being looked after by a young Black or Asian doctor, nurse or carer.

          5) Any discussion about reducing immigration, to take pressure off housing, health, schools, etc, can be closed down by accusations of racism. We will be told that the NHS depends on immigrants. Few will be brave enough to insist on the issue, so the problem just gets worse, with the BBC helping Labour control the narrative.

          Solutions: reduce immigration significantly as a top priority, and stop the state funding of the BBC lie-machine.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Mustapha, small correction to item 1) in case the maxi is lurking this weekend: Windrush continued on into the 1950s. The UK Government was then in Conservative hands and into the early-mid 1960s. The Citizens of the UK and Colonies legislation was terminated by the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 by the Tories under Macmillan.

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  7. Thoughtful says:

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  8. Guest Who says:

    He used to speak for the nation at the bbc, you know.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Switch on bingo 8:36pm Paul Mason is on

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      • Guest Who says:

        He appears on the bbc more now than he did when he was employed by them full time.

        Clearly they like his ‘one degree of separation’ ‘views his own’ to get a broader airing than Newsnight ever could.

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  9. taffman says:

    “The party would nationalise part of BT to deliver the policy and introduce a tax on tech giants to help pay for it.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50427369
    Question: Do EU Regulations allow the nationalisation of industries ?

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  10. taffman says:

    Is Al Beeb “no-platforming” The Brexit Party . A party that is fielding 275 candidates ?
    Perhaps they will tell us when their “researchers” read this post ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Taffman a segway : If Corbyn was in our area and announcing a new superstar candidate like a BBC Apprentice winner, do you think that would get a mention.
      Yet see what happened when Farage was in Hull to promote BBC Apprentice winner, Michelle Dewberry standing for the Brexit Party in Hull.
      Local news showed scenes of Farage speaking and Michelle could be seen behind him . Yet none of the dialogue shown nor words in the report referred to her AT ALL.
      Instead they went into a general studio with Farage.
      .. The ITV local news was the same .

      The Lefty tweeters can complain that Farage was platformed “again”
      ..yet the BP candidate was not actually allowed any publicity
      ..that was subtle bias to me .

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      • StewGreen says:

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        • StewGreen says:

          Some reactions from “kinder gentler politics” people


          \\ Who wouldv’e thought from listening to @MichelleDewbs
          on TV
          that she would join the crypto fascist, #Trump inspired Tory-Brexit alliance for #GeneralElection2019.
          Well, I never…lol //

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        • Thoughtful says:

          What about right wing socialism? According to the Nutters at Labour HQ Socialism can be both left and right and sometimes both at the same time !

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        • pertelote says:

          well said Michelle Dewberry!

          God that Paul Mason is truly a piece of filth isn’t he?

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        • Foscari says:

          The only reason Paul Mason is not the BBC TV political news editor
          is because he is a man. But to be honest Laura Kuenssberg can
          be as equally facetious as Mason.

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      • Thoughtful says:

        BTW a Segway is a two wheeled electric vehicle, perhaps you mean a segue?

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        • StewGreen says:

          Ha, yes I’ve never seen it written down before.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Blame the Americans, Stew. I think they may write segue as segway.

            We are two peoples divided by a common language.

            I kept getting little wavy red lines for insisting on English spelling for fungi when posting below.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    @MonkeyBrains says “BBCnews = political pornography” in favour of the Labour/Liberal parties

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  12. pugnazious says:

    Been a good week for Corbyn…at least if you listen only to the BBC. He’s had a free ride to No10 in the BBC limo…lol.

    So…Labour will make student tuition free [and is that still backdated?]…they will also introduce a natonal education service where everyone gets a £10,000 education allowance to use on further education.

    The BBC’s concerns? OMG…everyone!!!??? The wealthy as well??? No questions then about how to pay for all this largesse?

    And on the subject of university funding…the concern was that ‘You will be funding universities fully won’t you?’…demanded Justin Webb.

    So not only not asking how Labour will fund all this [Rayner volunteered that she will be billing the top 5% to pay for this…no comment at all from Webb] but Webb actually wanted to make sure Labour would be spending more.

    Billions and billions and billions.

    Then we had the NHS….according to Corbyn not only will he end all privatisation he will also ensure all those who provide services to the NHS are NHS employees.

    Hmmm…so that’ll be all GPs, social care providers, pharmacists, opticians and dentists…and MacMillan Nurses and alll those other private ‘contractors’ who provide a service to the NHS.

    Billions and billions and billions…and yet the BBC asks not where the funding comes from…Corbyn himself suggests …er…that top 5%….pips are squeaking already.

    Of course they’ll close all private schools and make all those pupils into state pupils….their education paid for by the State….

    Billions and billions and billions.

    Again…where’s the funding, where’s the BBC questions asking where is the funding?

    Then we’ve got broadband…the biggest joke of all….even the BBC cracked on this one…eventually.

    So Corbyn will provide free broadband for all…even businesses will get it free…..so whilst the NHS is starved of funds as it ‘implodes’ as the BBC somberly informed us today, Corbyn will be handing loads of dosh to his new found mates in Big Business?

    Billions and billions and billions and billions.

    Who will pay? Oh yes…Apple and Google. Yeah, right.

    All morning the BBC were broadcasting Corbyn’s words on this and praising him….we heard it was a great initiative…it’s, apparently, very important and it could be great for ‘modern Britain’….and, we were told, even if the figures were a bit dodgy that doesn’t matter as at least it gets the issue out into the open and starts a discussion….good old Jeremy.

    Hmmmm…funny thing, I thought broadband was being pushed very hard already….there’s hardly a road that hasn’t been dug up in the county where I live for fibre optic cables in the last two years. The BBC makes no mention of the fact that there is already a massive drive to connect people….but look at the smart meter farce [and that is yet more stealth data gathering by these companies] and tell me again how government dictat and targets makes it all work so smoothly.

    It was only after there was massive kickback that the BBC started to report doubts about Corbyn’s commie plot….if nobody had spoken up the BBC would have allowed Corbyn to get away with his bold-faced lies completely.

    The BBC has given Labour priceless positive press this week…each poicy announcement unchallenged, indeed actually ‘promoted’ by the BBC as it read out all the benefits that each Labour policy would bring…eg…the NHS…..we will have 24,000 more nurses, 5,000 more GPs, vastly improved ambulance service, better mental health provison, better social care……just no price list for all that.

    Each day Labour were given top billing for their policy…if the Tories had one it came second in the news.

    The BBC’s ‘Reality Checks’ are beyond a joke….they start with ‘Let’s have a look at Labour’s policy’…and you think…’Good’….only what happens is that what they actually look at is the Tory response to Labour’s policy…the ‘Reality Check’ is nothing more than a counter to the Tory criticism, they are defending Labour….and as always the Tories are wrong…Labour is right and great….we never actually get an analysis of Labour’s policies and their costs.

    The BBC’s coverage has been relentlessly negative and critical of the Tories and overly uncritical and positive about Labour.

    It is surprising the Tories never genuinely try to tackle BBC bias…it’s so blatant and obvious….if they had a dedicated team just ‘fact checking’ the BBC and logging the reporting in no time they would have guaranteed evidence of that BBC bias against them…this week alone has provided ample evidence of that….how the hell does the BBC get away with wheeling in Clinton to say Russia definitely stole Brexit, that Brexit is bad, that Boris is deliberately inciting hate and provoking violence against women politicians in order to drive them out of politics. Clinton is one of the most unpleasant, corrupt and dishonest female politicians out there and yet Emma Barnett fawned over her and promoted her as a ‘gutsy woman’….Barnett showing no guts at all as she dodged asking any hard questions at all..none….her links to Russia, her links to Saudi Arabia, her scorning of the rape claims against Billy Boy, and her attempts to block the investigation into Weinstein…someone who repeatedly protects alleged male sexual predators doesn’t sound like a ‘gutsy woman’ to me….sounds like someone who is aiding and abetting in those crimes. Never mind, the feminist and self-proclaimed gutsy woman, Emma Barnett, also looked away. Guess just as she, a Jew, looks away and promotes Corbyn, she, as a feminist, looks away and promotes Clinton. Lol.

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  13. Dystopian says:

    Oh my word. I knew the BBC were good at works of fiction. One can tell from their ‘news’ output and coverage of the election etc.
    But Eastenders, wow! Can’t they use their infamous fact checking team to research their programmes.
    One of the characters has totalled her car, which is meant to be on the A10?A12 or M11. Prior to the accident there was heavy traffic flow as would be expected. Immediately after the crash, the road is deserted. One character strolls along the now deserted road. The inverted car burning away.
    Later scene, the characters are sitting by the roadside as traffic continues to seemingly just sail by the burning wreck!
    Furthermore, despite the fact there are cars strewn across all three lanes, a large lorry manages to pass through at speed and collide with one of the characters.
    You couldn’t make it up. But the BBC do.
    Just like their ‘news’ coverage. Fake and farfetched nonsense.

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  14. taffman says:

    “Bolton fire: Huge blaze breaks out at student flats”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-50438177
    A lot of fires lately, what’s going on ?

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    • Guest Who says:

      They are so poor they have to cook their rat and cockroach eco meals on Bunsen burners. Apparently.

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  15. taffman says:

    Eddie Stobart going bust ?
    Blame it on Brexit time, nowt on Al Beeb yet ?

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  16. Sluff says:

    Labour manifesto.

    1. Reduce voting age to 10 and issue free sweets in primary schools.
    2. Nationalise everything.
    3. Make all products and services ‘free at the point of delivery’
    4. Have a single tax rate of 100% on earned and unearned income.
    5. State benefits available to all as a lifestyle choice.
    6. Unfettered mass immigration with immediate voting rights.

    OK, so maybe the detail is a little wrong, but the general sense of direction?

    Welcome to Communism.
    Which of course needs a state funded broadcaster to keep up the ‘correct’ propaganda.

    Like the BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff
      You left out that there will only be one broadcaster – the state one .

      Toady
      An unusual SNP interview where Scots who voted for Brexit got mentioned . Tourette’s Robinson initially said it was 42% but then went defensive when corrected to 38%. Even so I’ve seldom heard about Scots brexiters – which I guessing is about 800 000 voters ….

      The counter to this by the English hating SNP drone was that remainers in England don’t get a look in either – better not say that to traitor Bercow ,Soubry , grieve, sweater , and the other 500 ex mp traitors …..

      Then Gove was interviewed again …. he sniffs …. a lot ….. anyway he showed that he has a natural lack of curiosity about number 10 attempting to bribe brexit party types with gongs and quangos to ‘disappear ‘- including Anne widdecombe who says she ll swear on a bible about it / that’s good enough for me .

      Al beeb is fixated with Prince Andrew and a young friend who he can’t remember having sex with . I wonder what they are trying to achieve ?
      One minute they are trying to bring the tired house of Windsor down – next minute they are sucking up to the American actress one , strange .

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    • Dystopian says:

      They want us to have their free broadband so that they alone can control it. The BBC is Labour. Labour is the BBC.
      George Orwell was trying to warn of things to come. He just got the year wrong.

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  17. Up2snuff says:

    FedUp2 is right – it has become a comedy …

    TOADY Watch #1 – Funghis, fun guys, funghis, fun guys, ad infunitum

    The BBC is going heavy on Mate-less’s interview with Prince Andrew this a.m.. I switched on during the covey Govey chat with Mishal and he refused to risk his knighthood by answering questions about Prince Andrew. Adverts are dotted throughout the TOADY Prog for some telly slot next week or tonight or something.

    We moved seamlessly after the advert to nature notes and a fun guy who is an expert on mould who really lets the XR Global Warming side down. RickNob is standing in for the Bee Lady and he hopes that the weather has been dire and wants the expert to say “No. It has been an awful summer and autumn for funghi because of Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Emergency and the next great extinction is here, right now.” but he doesn’t take up Nick’s offer of the opportunity. “It has been a great summer and autumn for funghi.”

    Even worse follows. The funghi expert says there are probably fungis around the world that are yet to be discovered. Greta will be suicidal if she was listening. It goes further downhill for the Green Blob and XR because the funghi fun guy observes how nature all works together to keep the world going – not in so many words – but by implication. He says funghi are essential for life on earth but doesn’t mention the also essential role of bees and wasps. Hope you were listening at home, Martha. Sorry.

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    • Guest Who says:

      XR doing a reverse Greta.

      I presume the canoes set off from Sweden?

      The face furniture being on the blonde is a nice touch. Bet the guy on the left is sporting Nikes out of shot.

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      • Sluff says:

        Do 1.2 billion Chinese know where the Amazon is?
        And do they care?

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      • JamesArthur says:

        Nice idea….so every time I get on a plane I can throw some seeds into my garden or some forest and that makes it alright…virtue signalling tw*ts

        Call me a cynic but kids don’t know what is best and nor do most adults – but an indigenous population that doesn’t know about the industrial revolution or the growth of China and India most certainly doesn’t have the answer to global issues..
        They probably do know how to look after the Amazon…so that is the answer just save the Amazon and all will be well..

        I am sick an tired of the lack of open debate about the issue – and the BBC / Guardian approach – don’t discuss just lecture and blame everything they can on climate change (or Tories) without evidence

        Last year not much snow for skiing – climate change disaster- this year there is plenty of snow for skiing so is this climate change?

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    • Dystopian says:

      Up2,
      I’m surprised they made time to talk about fungi.
      They are usually too busy promoting Corbyn without mushroom for anything else!

      I’ll get my coat…..

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Dyst, LOLx5. When I was young, beards were referred to as face fungus. Not sure that Jezza’s efforts merit the title ‘beard’ but they could have had Corbyn in the studio and let the funghi expert check to see if anything had transferred over from the allotment and was growing in a new home.

        After all, the Labour Party should be on the side of the spore man.

        I’ll join you in the Cloakroom queue.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    And yet Emily will doubtless be issued another ‘award’ by the clique for working at the national broadcaster and knowing what you need to agree to to get the salary-boosting ratings.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Well I suppose its taken the heat of the other couple of numbnuts that reside at Frogmore – I mean how can a bloke of Harry’s stature not even meet his father-in-law, something he should have done before his wedding.

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  19. Sluff says:

    GW’s mention of Greta reminds me of old news.

    Our Greta has managed to hitch a lift on a yacht which has been sailed around the world these past 5 years by an Australian couple. This is our Greta’s way of getting to her next promotional opportunity, without creating too much CO2.

    What the BBC appear to have failed to mention is the blindingly obvious point that one posturing person hitching for weeks on a yacht is not really scalable, the world could not actually run on that basis. We don’t have all that time for one thing, and there just aren’t enough yachts to go round.

    A very simple Reductio ad absurdum argument, as Aristotle may have said.

    So clearly too much for the BBC.

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    • Nibor says:

      No Sluff this is great .
      What with Eddie Stobart going down ( again) perhaps we’l get no lorries on the roads and more super yachts out on the seas .
      We will all live happily what’s not to like ?

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    • Beltane says:

      Well the obvious answer Sluff is free yachts. Who will be first to add the plan to their manifesto, Sweater or the Marx Brother?

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    • Oaknash says:

      God Sluff you are sooooooo thick – the simple answer is after OOOOh Jeremy gets into No 10 everyone will be given a free ocean going yacht by the Government thus saving all that CO2 discharge by fast jet.

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  20. Doobster78 says:

    Lovely !! Wonder who the BBC will blame for this ?? Of course,it will be Boris !!!

    Wonder who will be first on scene to virtue signal aided by the BBC ??? Of course, that will be Saint Corbyn.

    This will be nauseating !!!!

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    • Sluff says:

      Oops, wrongly pressed Report Comment by mistake.

      This brings to mind an old joke which could be updated thus…..

      A huge fire in student accommodation in Bolton has caused nearly £25 worth of damage.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Sluff – when you press the report button teams of highly trained Biased BBC operatives swing into action 25/7 and all the lights in the secret HQ flicker . And then I wake up …

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    • Guest Who says:

      A Newsnight darling tweets…

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  21. Doobster78 says:

    These Lefties don’t half love wasting police time !!! The same police they tell us are overrun and can’t cope !!!!

    Any word on Peterborough yet ???

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Lefties? I wasn’t aware Nigel Farafe who first raised the allegations is regarded as a Leftie!

      If it is true then the cowardly useless incompetnet club are running true to form again !

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  22. Roland Deschain says:

    Taffman, I presume you’ve seen this…?

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    • Oaknash says:

      EJc0n8-W4AAadwQ.jpg

      Or this – Thats better – who said they never integrate!

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      • taffman says:

        The first image will go ‘Down’ well in Taffland.
        The second one will go down even better .
        How a political party can shoot itself in the foot . Keep it up Plaid !
        😀

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    • tapwatertory says:

      This is comedy gold, went on there for the comments and wasn’t disappointed.

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    • tapwatertory says:

      This is comedy gold, went on there for the comments and wasn’t disappointed.
      What planet are these people on.

      Also, did anyone catch the newspaper review on bbc breakfast this morning?

      They had Beverley Turner on, saying Jo Swinson should mention that she is a mother more in this election. Apparently this would appeal to women who are ‘service users’, like the international health service.

      The male host made a token attempt to challenge this but seeing as he is a bbc male he soon shut up.

      Now call me paranoid but when Andrea Leadsom, whom I consider to be a proper Conservative and patriot, said something similar she was crucified by the bbc ‘females’.

      And we all know who we ended up with.

      bbc interfering in a leadership campaign?

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    • pertelote says:

      in the words of JP McEnroe – “you cannot be serious”!

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  23. Guest Who says:

    The lady at the heart of this appears inspiring to the bbc.

    “I realised that if I put the kids in charge, that everybody seemed to learn more” – Esther Wojcicki

    Would you have felt more engaged in school if you had had more say in what you were learning?

    That question at the end though… classic BBC. Guess what the answers from kids are?

    Meanwhile, in the Far East…

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  24. G.W.F. says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50440867

    Now I have a problem. Suppose I want to save planet Earth and all the Earthlings from climate change? Boris will plant 30 million trees, but the Lib Dems will plant 60 million trees.
    Will I have to vote for the sweater?

    Carry on like this Boris and people will stay at home on polling day.
    I am now awaiting to see if UKIP are standing in my constituency.

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    A very early Scrooge

    Apparently the kiddy In Need thing got 48 million – which was a couple of million less than last year .

    So with admin fees , celebrity pay , cost of putting it on – that should take care of 99% with the remaining 1% going to a Muslim Somali Grenfell Christmas show …..

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Iran petrol price riots : MSM is is still waiting permission to report ?
    First protests are from 20 hours ago…one hour ago BBC Persian tweeted

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  27. ScottishCalvin says:

    Doodle and thoughts on the week:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Nice one SC – if a horse called ‘zebra ‘ is ever in the Grand National – I’ll stick a euro quid on it …

      I think the Comrade Corbyn ‘rushed to hospital ‘ and standing down thing might have …. legs as it were . Whether happy uncle joe McDonnell would take it on or they’d put up an imbecile like Dawn Butler or Wrong Daily —is another issue …

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      • ScottishCalvin says:

        I’m thinking more a Rory Stewart on the left kind of figure, coming out of nowhere. Most people currently wouldn’t even know whoever it turns out to be, but some backbench ‘everyday’ figure will become prominent and publicly brand him or herself as leading the ‘peoples resistance government’ even as the UK is signing free trade agreements with the rest of the world.

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – Wimmins Global Warming

    The sport segment at 8.25a.m.-ish was by ‘Katherine’ (is that our Karthi in Children-in-Need disguise?) and was all about Wimmins Football.

    The BBC are so certain that CO2 is setting fire to the planet (despite its proven successful record in firefighting) and melting polar bears, that they do not permit any contrary view to be seen or heard in any BBC TV or BBC Radio broadcasts.

    You would think that any activity and any broadcast encouraging the activity of producing more CO2 would be stopped. At the very least, anyone suggesting more travel would be immediately slapped down with disapproving comments and piercing questions: “Do you not know that travelling to watch wimmin running around for nearly two hours is creating a dire Climate Emergency for the whole planet?”

    But no, TOADY Comedy Continues. TCC at the BBC. Trashing Climate Change at the BBC.

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    The world at one had the Paris correspondent/ mouthpiece saying that protest numbers have dropped a lot but 40 have been arrested . Those two comments don’t match .

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC radio just had the latest edition of their in depth reporting prog From Our Own Correspondent.
      In the past it used to very good, but now like a lot of BBC progs the reporters make great effort to Virtue Signal how *woke* they are.
      So in the report on the Australian bush fires Phil Mercer tosses the PR words around “scientists say” “the deniers” etc.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07v5hzl

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  30. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I wonder if Nigel has missed a trick.

    Just imagine the influence 300 brexit party, stood down potential MPs, could have in the House of Lords.
    It is a start in getting the right left balance more equal.

    Are they waiting for enough Tories to say they didn’t do anything and then they will bring out the phone recordings and emails to prove the Tories are telling lies.

    Once the 300 ex candidates are given the peerages then another 300 candidates can stand in their places.

    I think we should ask Venezuela, Russia, Syria and Zimbabwe to monitor our GE. They would do a better job than our bent electoral commission full of remainders.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    9:45pm today
    British Novels that Changed the World
    Topic : Race and Colonialism

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    • G says:

      SG,
      I wonder, in reality, how many book sales…………..

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    • Doublethinker says:

      The title of this episode tells you exactly what the BBC will major on. Indeed the title of the series was one which I knew would be drowned by the BBC in PC sauce and consequently highly un palatable to the non woke amongst us. There is hardly any type of programme that the BBC doesn’t ruin. For instance I thought that it was possible that the recent programme on Elizabeth the First might be free from the treatment, but within ten minutes it was abundantly clear that good Queen Bess was being used merely as a vehicle for feminist ranting.
      This coming Monday I see that a dramatisation of Vienna Blood , the novel by Frank Tallis about Viennese crime in 1900, is being screened. I enjoyed the novel and the rest of the books but I am expecting that even this drama will be wrecked by the BBC. Indeed rather than being a series about a belle epoch dectective and psychologically in Vienna the suspense for me may well come from wondering how the corporation is going to muck it up. Will they include the vehement anti semitism that was rife in Vienna in those days or will they suppress it so as not to upset Comrade Corbyn and his thugs? Can they introduce POCs into rolls in Vienna in 1900? They managed it with a David Copperfield , anything is possible!

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      • Richard Pinder says:

        We probably will see a teenager called Adolph Hitler. Studying fine arts and selling watercolours of Vienna’s sights and pursuing a passion for architecture and music. Hitler states in Mein Kampf that he first became an anti-Semite like Jeremy Corbyn, in Vienna.

        We may also see a wise-cracking yet level-headed African butler called Jensen, working for the highly dysfunctional Ludwig Ritter von Höhnel.

        We may also see submarine commander, lieutenant Von Trapp, just before he meets Agatha Whitehead, the woman who produced all those children that Julie Andrews had to nanny, after their British mother, Agatha died.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Its not only the BBC, the pc diversity agenda is permeating throughout the whole of the entertainment industry – no doubt as a kneejerk reaction to the ‘white only ‘ Oscars debate a few years ago.
          The Hallmark Channel (Movies 24) produce chaste romance films with unknown and predominantly white actors, with always the same storyline and endings; and are ok for a couple of hours of braindead time. So have just watched a recently made film where a vicar was introduced as a new father who was sleep deprived, ok, a couple of scenes later and he introduces his husband (of colour) holding baby Mabel. It was a bit of a jaw drop, because this Channel never ever shows even a full on snog between a couple let alone a hot bed scene, so to show a vicar and his husband dancing together was a huge leap, and will no doubt have small town Americans spluttering in their soup !

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          • Richard Pinder says:

            As the children of the Blitz are dying off. I think it wont be long before the BBC produce dramas with Black heroes rescuing children from bombed out buildings.

            According to what I remember about what the census records from 1841 to 1931 reveal. (1) The Black population of Britain was between 400 and 2,000, mostly employed in travelling circuses. (2) There were almost 2,000 times more blind people than Black people. So a BBC drama set in the period would have to depict 2,000 blind people per Black person. (3) The Chinese population of Britain between 1891 and 1931 became over ten times larger than the Black population.

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          • Loobyloo says:

            Yes Brissles, Ive seen that one too, and nearly spilled my cocoa! How things have changed in such a short time from total lack of mention of homosexuality in Hollywood, to shoving it down your throats in true virtue signalling barfism. Why can’t they just be realistic.

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  32. Celtic_Mist says:

    BBC acknowledge that there is another point of view – from a left-liberal perspective

    “Trump impeachment inquiry: Right-wing media denounce ‘boring’ TV premiere”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50412128

    I suspect that the BBC is reluctant to delve into Ukraine related ‘facts’ having recently had to pay ‘substantial’ damages to the president of Ukraine –
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6860147/BBC-pay-substantial-damages-Ukrainian-president-false-allegations.html

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  33. StewGreen says:

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    • Beltane says:

      Arthur Scargill sex change? What will the fossil-fueled NUM have to say?

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    • pertelote says:

      Christ.. what a minger…trans surely?

      ..are those sideburns?

      extinction of her genes would be a real result!

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    • StewGreen says:

      Compare this to the ONE man protest at Jess Phillips office
      when she was 100 miles away, he banged her office winfow and shouted “is this the fascist party offices?” outside the Labour MP’s office
      he also shouted “why are you blocking democracy?”
      before kicking a wooden front door of the MP’s office.
      I guess he was pressured to plead guilt to harassment
      He was fined £60 plus £135 costs -£20 for pleading guilty.
      Yet that was less harsh than could have been cos Jess P asked for “leniency because I want to meet him and hear what he has to say”.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-50001287

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Some bloke got a year inside for sending a jo cox warning to Soubry , got caught on DNA . A year inside ….

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      • StewGreen says:

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  34. Terminal Moraine says:

    Hillary Clinton and the BBC in another ‘definitely not interfering in an election’ contribution: General election 2019: Hillary Clinton slams online ‘misogyny’

    – abuse towards female politicians
    – nasty men on the internet
    – Jo Cox
    – Trump’s a bully

    Not quite a full house… disappointed she didn’t manage to squeeze in the Brexit Windrush Wall but there’s always time for another go

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  35. G.W.F. says:

    Senior Labour Party figures are meeting to finalise the party’s manifesto for next month’s general election, says BBC.

    I can now reveal another Labour promise.

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  36. Nibor says:

    Where are all these 30 or 60 million trees going to be planted ?
    Even in the supposed National Forest area there is a lot of house building . how can we reforest our country at the same time as have unlimited immigration ?
    Answers please BBC . Ask the politicians .

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  37. Deborah says:

    The BBC,Twitter and the Daily Mail between them have given me a complex. I have several mugs of tea a day and I always leave the tea bag in until after I have added the milk. Boris and I obviously have more in common than just our politics. But I didn’t realise the tea bag thing was wrong, but cannot bring myself to do otherwise. Can I sue those who criticised Boris because they have affected my mental health/human rights/need for a safe place?

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  38. G.W.F. says:

    BBC show fake nurse in a Labour Election Film

    ‘The Labour Party in Wales has pulled an election broadcast featuring a “nurse” who is really an actor.
    In the film, which was shown on Tuesday on the BBC, ITV and S4C, the nurse tells viewers how a trade deal with US president Donald Trump is a threat to the NHS.
    The actor, dressed in a blue NHS style uniform, told viewers: “We will increase the funding available to our health service.
    “Labour is the party that created the NHS, and we will defend it against Tory attempts to sell it off for parts to Donald Trump.”
    But Labour was left red-faced when it emerged the nurse slamming the Tories was in fact an actress.

    https://ukupdates.co.uk/nurse-in-labour-election-broadcast-is-exposed-as-an-actress/?fbclid=IwAR0dD-5xGL3LELhL3ptOco2sEXzZ9vYaevwC7m0YLX7sb4zh0eBlBN23aDk

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      If we stay in the EU and Hilary Clinton wins in America, then the secret TTIP negotiations would be reopened and the NHS could be sold off to America without any complains from the left-wing Labour party. All because Labour would not be able to do anything about it, even if in power.

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  39. Guest Who says:

    BBC luvvies and politics.

    Meanwhile Richard Osman thinks people not fully behind a state funded internet system are not his sort.

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    • Beltane says:

      Most people of Richard Osman’s sort, certainly as regards attraction and political maturity, have already committed suicide.

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      • pertelote says:

        A no mark co-host on a very tired game show.

        Frankly I much preferred his brother Donny..

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  40. Scroblene says:

    I’ve just got back from Tunbridge Wells Hospital, where Mrs O’Blene is seriously unwell.

    Fabulous care, help, hard work, skills, judgement – the lot! Colours, shapes, languages? Not a single problem, it’s 110% graft on the shop floor in this particular place.

    This is the real NHS, not the blasted fat-faced politician’s version of it, kicking the institution around like a voter’s football. Labour especially should hang their bloody heads in shame at the way they’ve made this their ‘mantra’, they love blowing hard about the NHS but would do sod all about the hugely expensive myriad of ‘management’ which sucks the life-blood of a great institution.

    I fully expect the BBC to spend ages on poncing around with stats and figs, knowing full well that the real issues with the opposition will never be approached.

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    • pertelote says:

      “the hugely expensive myriad of ‘management’ which sucks the life-blood of a great institution.”

      spot on!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Good luck scrob – they look after some people and kill others .

      I also think there’s a big difference between mercenary £€ agency staff and those employed by the Trust .

      The NHS can be as ineffective as it wants to be because the PM will always get the blame – thus the need to waste time going to hospitals for photo ops …

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    • Deborah says:

      Sorry to read that Mrs O’Blene is unwell. Hope all goes well for you both.

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  41. G.W.F. says:

    Trump confirms pre-election visit to the UK and will meet the Queen
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50436252

    Rumour has it – from the Labour Party – that he plans to buy the NHS.

    Perhaps he might take a few beds with him as it might cut down transport costs.

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  42. digg says:

    I just finished watching Britains Biggest Warship – (Aircraft Carrier – Queen Elizabeth) on BBC2. I was astounded! The programme was full of patriotism and pride, pushing the status of the Royal Navy in the World, particularly in the USA. Every sailor interviewed onboard came across as enthusiastic and happy.

    Particularly poignant as today I watched her sister ship the awe-inspiring Prince of Wales arrive for the first time in Portsmouth from Gosport waterfront

    I was expecting… grumble, grumble… high cost… grumble, grumble…warmongers…. grumble, grumble… Tub Thumping… grumble, grumble Colonial Imperialism etc. etc. etc…

    Not a bit, it was moving and uplifting to see the British Navy, and Britain come across as proud and strong.

    So uplifting and stirring…. What went wrong at the BBC?

    I can only assume it was commissioned outside the building.

    It makes me proud of every crew-member who just get on with it despite the vermin politicians in this Country who sneer and undermine everything they stand for. One member of the crew actually remarked on the welcome they had by the Americans saying that they were more in awe and more respectful than many in this Country.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg
      Don’t worry – when Labour gets in they’ll sell the carriers to Argentina to raise the cash for free broadband . When the argies are asked what they want them for ( invading the Malvinas ) labour will say ‘don’t worry – we ll sell you the Falklands as well” .

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  43. Guest Who says:

    Can’t see it of course, but if bbc Jez is bigging up bbc Jez, it is likely pants.

    ‘Our choice’?

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  44. Celtic_Mist says:

    In the vein of ‘the left will eat their own’ the BBC’s poster child Obama has ignited a war in Twittersphere –

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  45. Doobster78 says:

    Lots of head scratching at the BBC !!! 24/7 anti Boris propaganda and he increases his lead !!! LOL.

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  46. Celtic_Mist says:

    Speechless –

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  47. Guest Who says:

    You can always rely on Nick.

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  48. chancygardner says:

    I went into the local Brexit Party office today to have a little chat. They are newly-housed in a short-lease High St. building and it was an opportunity too good to miss. Quite pleasant really. Sat down with coffee and biscuits and spoke to the local candidate.

    The main concern I have is that this candidate also confirmed that she had received phone calls asking her to stand down. This tactic appears to have been repeated across the whole country with various ‘bribes’ being offered in return.

    My understanding is that Boris Johnson, when questioned, apparently knows nothing about it.

    Has my comprehension of politics been incorrect over all these years? Shouldn’t this be investigated thoroughly by our state broadcaster? Are the offers from genuine callers or fake ones?

    As a suspicious John Hurt said in the film ‘Rob Roy’, “There’s something here that I do not see”.

    Anyhow, Brexit Party poster now in the window. I’ve decided. They asked me if I would consider doing some canvassing for them but I can’t face it. I just detest talking to thickies these days and avoid them like the plague.

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