Midweek thread 4 December 2019

A long week of Far Left BBC bias for those who can stand it . The BBC is trying to make people forget why there is a General Election in the first place and is actively helping the Far Left Labour Party undermine the Conservative message whilst ignoring Brexit .

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345 Responses to Midweek thread 4 December 2019

  1. pugnazious says:

    I mentioned this yesterday…that the BBC haven’t reported ‘expert’ opinion that the leaked NHS documents that Labour are using to attack the Tories came from a Russian source. The BBC spent three years trying to say Trump is a Russian agent, that Brexit and the 2017 election was ‘stolen’ by Russian interference, and only last week were demanding to see suppsoed evidence of that russian interference telling us that during an election it was essential that this information is released to the public.

    ‘”Parliament and the public ought to have and must have access to this report in the light of the forthcoming election and it’s really unacceptable for the prime minister to sit on it”, Mr Grieve told the House of Commons.’

    Odd then that a report that Labour is using documents provided by Russian sources as a mainstay for its election campaign is completely ignored by the BBC….an ongoing election campiagn not historical ones. Funny huh? Suddenly democracy, transparency and the publics’ need to know have been abandoned. We don’t need to know this apparently. We need to see the report so that we can learn lessons and stop interference…but not just yet in this situation huh? Not until the Commie Comrade has his feet under the No10 desk huh?

    The Spectator has picked up on this as has Sky News….

    https://news.sky.com/story/general-election-leak-of-jeremy-corbyns-nhs-papers-raises-spectre-of-foreign-influence-11877000

    General election: Leak of Jeremy Corbyn’s NHS papers raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’
    ‘Researchers from a think tank say the papers emerged in a similar way to a former disinformation campaign from Russia.’

    Some might think it astonishing that the BBC is suddenly deeply uninterested in Russian interference when it is Agent Cobb who is the recipient of dodgy info.

    How things change…

    Search Results
    Web results
    General election 2019: The mystery of the Russia report – BBC …
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › news
    10 Nov 2019 – A row has broken out over the publication of an intelligence report into …. One official told the BBC there were details of Russian interference in …

    Claims No 10 ‘sitting on’ Russian interference report – BBC News
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › news › uk-politics-50256887
    1 Nov 2019 – The report includes evidence from UK intelligence services concerning Russian attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 EU referendum …

    Tory donor calls for Russia interference report to be … – BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › news
    18 Nov 2019 – Tory donor calls for Russia interference report to be published … Alexander Temerko said the paper by the Intelligence Security Committee …

    General election 2019: No Russia interference report … – BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › news › uk-politics-50294569
    4 Nov 2019 – A report on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy will not be published … The report, written by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security …

    Hillary Clinton: ‘Shameful’ not to publish Russia report – BBC …
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › news › election-2019-50382668
    12 Nov 2019 – A report on alleged Russian interference in the UK should come out, … on the UK to publish an intelligence report on Russian covert actions.

    General election 2019: No 10 denies suppressing Russia …
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › news › uk-politics-50300551
    5 Nov 2019 – Claims No 10 ‘sitting on’ Russian interference report · No Russia interference … The report, by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, was finalised … BBC Newsnight diplomatic editor Mark Urban tweeted that the …

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Backlinks to previous thread
    page 3
    page 2

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  3. Guest Who says:

    This is serious. Nish could have died on stage. No joke.

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  4. pugnazious says:

    Not many BBC fans in the comments….

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    • digg says:

      One comment I loved was “Harry you need to be on mainstream TV” ….if only this was possible! This guy is great, level-headed, no bullshit and right on the money.

      Won’t be getting a spot on BBC anytime soon though!

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  5. Celtic_Mist says:

    From America with ‘love’ – doubt BBC will report it

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    • SkeptikEye says:

      The NHS is ‘free at point of use’. We all contribute to it with our taxes. Yet Corbyn says it should be free to everyone as a ‘Human Right’. This is unsustainable as the video clip shows that procedures and drugs cost money. What it does not tell us is how the NHS costs these same procedures. So the public is lulled into thinking it is cheaper because it is ‘free at point of use’. Hence we do not complain vehemently to our MP’ about the cost of healthcare tourism!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Ahem! The NHS is not ‘free at the point of use’.

        Has not been since 1950 or whenever Prescription Charges were introduced. If you ever hear a politician in the current era claim the NHS is ‘free at the point of use’ then you know they are being at best imprecise & careless (usually in order to deceive) or deliberately deceptive.

        Apart from the fact that all UK employees contribute to it, the NHS became increasingly less ‘free at the point of use’ during the 1980s. Yet another example of how Margaret Thatcher was a rotter and rotted on us all in the changes the Government led by her introduced.

        The true statement is that In an emergency, the NHS is ‘free at the point of use’.

        Apart from that, with some exemptions, everyone pays for eye care, dentistry, drugs for inoculations and the injection, car parking, some tests for various fitnesses to do things and minor surgeries that are not on the current ‘acceptable list’ or are deemed ‘non-threatening’.

        You are right to say that it is paid for by our taxes, Skeptic, but is far from free in use.

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        • Fred Stubber says:

          From her first serious illness in 2002 until her death the NHS spent about £150,000 on my wife. In that time the only cost was for dentistry and spectacles. Car parking was free for the disabled; prescriptions were free for the elderly.

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  6. Celtic_Mist says:

    AOC is one of the four US Congress ‘women of colour’ that were at the centre of the Naga Trump ‘racist’ complaint scandal.

    Total government healthcare expenditure in 2017 was £197.4 billion which comes from hard-working citizens to be ‘free’ at the point of use.

    I would be pretty sure that a BBC employment package for the ones we see on tv includes private health care.

    I’d guess that if Corbyn won that within a year the NHS would grind to a halt with union strike activity for more pay.

    Some think BBC is biased to the Conservatives –

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    • NCBBC says:

      If the USA own our NHS, will it become liable to pay all those PFI’s that Blair indebted us to?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Celtic, if Jezza truly believes in nationalisation, then he will have to privatise GPs’ practices and various other bits that were privatised under Labour 1997-2010.

      If that can be accomplished, I’d be truly staggered. Jeremy Hunt knows how bolshy Junior Doctors can be and will be quick to tell him.

      And if Corbyn then throws it open to allcomers from outside the UK, the system will be broken in under six months.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        CORCTNS & CLRFCTNS DEPT 🙂
        ‘de-privatise’ should be the word in front of GPs’ in line one of my post @3.11pm.

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      • NCBBC says:

        Large parts of the NHS are already privatised. The whole supply chain for instance, is privatised. If it were not so, think what would happen if the food supply chain to all shops, supermarkets, were managed by the guvment. Too, drug companies are private too.

        Guvment ownership of the health system has been tried before. In communist countries, mortality rates were high. The only drug that was available for treatment was vodka.

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  7. Celtic_Mist says:

    Many will remember going to visit a GP and taking their turn in the waiting room – at least we got to see the doctor that day.

    The GP system is one of the broken parts of the NHS where folks now choose to go to an A&E instead of waiting weeks for an appointment.

    Many GP’s now only want to work part-time for the NHS to leave them free to work in the private sector.

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    • Kaiser says:

      be fair celtic I only have to wait 8 days for my latest appointment

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    • NCBBC says:

      The UK’s NHS is unsustainable, as millions are coming into the UK, who have never contributed to it, and are unlikely to ever do so.

      The only way is a two tier NHS or a points based immigration. Too, the removal of all so called asylum seekers – mostly Muslim claiming to be persecuted Christians.

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  8. gb123 says:

    Love her or hate her. This how to negotiate with the EU. The current BBC would have had PC kittens trying to spin this. I wonder how the BBC would have been dealt with if someone had the fortitude to cross them in the same way as she did the EEC.

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    • tarien says:

      My goodness that is the sort of statesperson we want back right now-to put those controlling bullies, lollying about, in their over heated offices in Brussels, right back in their boxes. it has to be agreed that in those intervening years, the EU has developed into a Socialistic nightmare, run by those with Nazi styled thinking. The dark shadow of the apocalypse riding alongside, brandashing its scythe to cut us all down. Have a nice day people!

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    • Idiotboy says:

      It is to the eternal discredit of the Conservative party that Margaret Thatcher was ousted by plotters within her own party who were intent on chaining the UK firstly to the ERM, and then as an inevitable follow-on, the Euro. This act alone would have removed the last traces of democratic rule from this land. Fortunately the ERM experiment failed largely due to the machinations of a certain Hungarian currency dealer whose mere name triggers the Guido mod bots. There is a delicious irony in this. We have a lot to be grateful to her for.

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      • Jeff says:

        And the main plotter against Mrs T, Lord Haw- Haw Hesletine, is now campaigning for the Lib-Dems.
        Says it all…

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        • gb123 says:

          I could never find out what Hezza was on about. He seemed to have a loyalty to a place called “Yerp”. Nowhere on a pollical atlas of nations I could find.

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          • Beltane says:

            Heseltine has spent his political life in a vain and fully unsuccessful attempt to be regarded as a statesman. He sees an adoring public waiting with bated breath for each valued and measured utterance, though sadly the reality behind this coiffed political popinjay is rather different.
            Buying a stately home and a peerage have also signally failed in their attempts to make him seem a gentleman.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Idiotboy, she did set herself up for them, though.

        She had rotted on her key voting blocks too many times since 1979 and she was threatening to dismantle the UK via the Community Charge. We forget now both ‘the Scottish experiment’ and the protests and riots. Her demise was entirely due to herself, her impatience, her lack of foresight and a chronic lack of attention to detail.

        The SNP’s current strength goes back to that extremely foolish ‘experiment’ on the Scottish people. That is why the UK is divided more than ever: Margaret Thatcher and the Community Charge. The tax, in itself, was a good idea. But like some of her policies it was very badly and unwisely implemented.

        She was still, by some way, the best PM of my lifetime! That does not say much for those PMs who preceded her and followed her.

        In truth, I suspect her dementia was kicking in long before it was formally diagnosed. The strain on that type of PM is huge and it is true that she had opposition within her own Party.

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        • thehoiman says:

          Congratulations, you exist. We’re gonna tax you for that…

          Good idea, my arse!

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          • Up2snuff says:

            thehoiman, you think the current (protesters/rioters/Labour Party approved) system is good?

            The Community Charge would have been a per capita charge, no hiding behind company tax rules, an incentive for local authorities to improve their communities instead of run them down while moaning about lack of money from Central Government. It would also have incentivised individual taxpayers to get involved in local democracy and work in partnership with their LA.

            You must be crazy if you think the present system is better.

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            • thehoiman says:

              Could you point me to where I said the current system is better?

              In any case, a bad idea does not automatically become a good one just because there are even worse ideas about.

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        • Idiotboy says:

          The change to the way local authorities collected rates, although badly needed, was handled very poorly. The biggest mistake was allowing local authorities to use the change to a community charge as an excuse to massively increase their income from homeowners. My own rates bill went up by a massive amount under the local labour administration. Mrs T should have seen this coming. By the way, some Scots have always harboured an irrational hatred for the English, even before the Thatcher years. The SNP’s success owes much to Mel Gibson for helping them to capitalise on this and keep the whole xenophobia thing seething. As a half-Aberdonian I find the SNP perfectly revolting.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Thoughtful: “but since the far left Cameron made the catastrophically asinine decision to put Labour in charge (and a single individual at that not a committee) several of our cities have changed from being Police into a Gestapo like operation which is more interested in attacking our freedoms than policing crime.”

            If I recall correctly, it was the Blair Government that pushed City mayors on many cities apart from London. Think you may be thinking of Police & Crime Commissioners which was a Cameron idea and, yes, he was a LeftyLibbieFarOutof his Heady, Hug-a-Hoody, PM. His only redeeming feature? The Brexit Referendum.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Idiotboy, there were no rates under the Community Charge, they were abolished. You may be thinking of the current Council Tax system.

            Unfortunately, the CC as introduced gave those in very large houses in wealthy LAs a massive discount over what they had previously been paying. That was then topped up from lower down the income & wealth ladder. A re-run of the first Howe Budget in 1979.

            You are right about some Scots’ attitudes to the UK and Westminster/Whitehall but the failed Community Charge experiment starting with Scotland, built even more resentment which Blair was able to exploit for his own ends from 1997-on.

            Politicians are often their own worst enemies: Thatcher, Foot, Kinnock, Major, Brown, any UKIP leader you care to choose except the earliest ones, Cameron, May, Johnson and Farage. That list may have Corbyn, McDonnell, Swinson and Sturgeon added to it on December 14th/15th. On the other hand, they may be busy forming a Government.

            Oh dear.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Is that Bernard behind her, on the left.

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  9. andyjsnape says:

    “London Bridge: Usman Khan completed untested rehabilitation scheme”

    then goes on to say
    not been fully tested to see if they were effective, BBC News has discovered.

    Utter rubbish – what works for one person may or may not work for another!

    This country is ucked

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    • Guest Who says:

      This of course was ‘covered’ in the BBC Moaning Emole. As was…
      ***

      Trump impeachment evidence ‘overwhelming’

      While Donald Trump is in London, back in Washington a Democrat-led report says the evidence for impeaching him is “overwhelming”. The US president placed personal political interests above those of his country by trying to “solicit foreign interference” from Ukraine to help his 2020 re-election bid, it says. However, the White House insists the inquiry “utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing”. Mr Trump, who says he’s done nothing wrong, has described it as a witch-hunt. The House Judiciary Committee will consider the report – designed to lay out the case to remove Mr Trump from office – on Wednesday.
      ***
      What’s this, BBC… a Democrat report says something and you pop it in the headline, with BBC ‘quotes’ to cover your pert little tushies just in case?

      Unique.

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      • NCBBC says:

        Judge Jeanine: ‘Obama started the Trump hate’

        Almost four years into the war on Donald Trump, any mention of Obama’s role in the banana republic tactics has been covered up. The fact that high-ranking Obama-appointed FBI/CIA/intelligence officials have been caught plotting to delegitimize an election and remove President Trump from office makes it a sure bet that Obama, the consummate community organizer, had a tight leash on everything going on in the White House.

        https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/judge_jeanine_obama_started_the_trump_hate.html

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        • tarien says:

          Plus his wife whose hate against those of a white skin was evident throughout his Presidency and following. Ghastly woman who should be sent out to Africa to help sort out the dire straites that continent is now in.

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          • NCBBC says:

            True.
            After getting “prestigious” degrees from Ivy league colleges, she was ashamed of America. She only relented a bit when her husband was elected president.

            Both of them are Affirmative action clients, who now feel that they were discriminated against.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Not sure if this reads as you think, it seems the BBC is calling into question whether he should have even been included in an untested scheme.

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    • NCBBC says:

      They dont work for Muslims as they believe in Taqiyya, so can lie with a clear conscience.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Fran has popped her head over the parapet. In a safe place.

    Tony still bunkered down.

    #CCBGB

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  11. Guest Who says:

    The BBC, and its guests, in a nutshell.

    I wonder if Naga will be sharing Sean’s pain too, soon?

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  12. andyjsnape says:

    Great “reporting”

    Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal

    then goes onto say.. Coal use in both the US and the EU28 has dropped substantially

    Oww i see, don’t mention India, China – then there is a SUBSTANTIAL DROP lol

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Andy

      Don’t be daft…Climate change is all the fault of white male Europeans…we are suffering from the effects of the industrial revolution…the Chinese and Indian output is because we colonised them 200 years ago…To be honest I am sick and tried of these numpties not mentioning the Chinese and Indian elephants in the climate room.. still Greta the Great will have it all under control soon..

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  13. Doobster78 says:

    Maybe, just maybe, he said the NHS is not up for trade talks because, just like the rest of us, he was sick to death of the BBC , in partnership with Corbyn, banging on relentlessly about it .

    It was fake news. He corrected it. BBC normally like a bit of “fact checking” . But as it’s Trump, he was in the wrong .

    PATHETIC

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    • JamesArthur says:

      BBC at its best – ‘Trump should stay out of politics ‘

      First question the MSM ask him – ‘is the NHS included in Trade deals…

      So he is damned if he answers as he is now talking about politics and you know the headline on BBC if he didn’t answer
      ‘ Trump doesn’t rule out NHS in Trade deal’ they are a bunch of deceitful morons

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  14. AsISeeIt says:

    The Dodo said, ‘everybody has won, and all must have prizes’
    [Alice in Wonderland chapter 3]

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50631998

    ‘The four artists nominated for the 2019 Turner Prize will share this year’s award after urging the judges not to choose any of them as a single winner.’

    The BBC artsy egg-head and & post-dinner party appointment Will Gompertz adds his two pennerth of so-called analysis.

    It would be easy to scoff at the so-called ‘art’ knocked up by this year’s crop of art school chumps. ‘Almost 95,000 people have visited an exhibition of the shortlisted works’ – I doubt many hard working honest souls would have wanted to have paid for the privilege (other than through their taxes) to witness the ‘brightly-coloured feminist fantasy world “beyond patriarchal limits”‘ the ‘film commemorating the role of women at the start of the Northern Irish Troubles in the late 1960s’ the ‘congregation of human effigies staring at a black curtain covering a window overlooking the sea’ or indeed pay to hear ‘the “audio investigator” Abu Hamdan’s sound effects, recreating the noise inside a notorious Syrian prison.’

    Of course the BBC loves this stuff – just like the Blairite appointee public arts managers who revel in such tosh – this is all just excuses to propagandise the elite globalist veneer of lefty one-worldism. And the BBC takes full advantage of the opportunity to bash any niotion of any control over immigration, to bash Brexit and the Conservatives and conservatism in general.

    “At a time of political division in Britain and conflict in much of the world, the artists wanted to use the occasion of the Turner Prize to make a strong statement of community and solidarity and have formed themselves into a collective.” – Up the Soviets! Man or should that be Person the Barricades!

    “about social and political issues and contexts we believe are of great importance and urgency” – 40,000 quids worth, apparently – split four ways – nice work if you can get it.

    Mind you, despite the dosh I’m sure these snowflakes will still be able to keep up their assumed attitude of victimhood and ingratitude, in this present “era marked by the rise of the right and the renewal of fascism in an era of the Conservatives’ hostile environment that has paradoxically made each of us and many of our friends and family again increasingly unwelcome in Britain”

    I’m so tempted to shout “well eff off then…!” The BBC sees no cause to add any notion of balance or contrary view anywhere in their report. Just another artsy crafty way to get around election rules about fair political reporting, eh?

    Our professorial Will Gompertz is not so daft he doesn’t worry the wheels may possibly be getting just a little wobbly on the lefty elite Turner Prize bandwagon gravy train… ‘Maybe annual awards like the Turner Prize and the Booker Prize, which also didn’t have a single winner this year, are reaching their sell-by date: an anachronism from a bygone binary age of winners and losers.’

    Or we could just let the market decide what art is most favoured. I think the cold wind of the market would soon extinguish this latest collective crop of state-supported arts Dodos.

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    • tarien says:

      Hells bells, poor old Turner would be turning in his grave-utter rubbish being thrown at us, and yet considered worthy of receiving the prize of £40, 000. I like no doubt millions of people, are flummoxed at what is presented as qualifiable as ART. No wonder we are in a mess.

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      • Beltane says:

        The art world has become the epicentre of our woke-world and relies entirely on a peculiarly specious elitism.
        ‘Of course, one must fully empathise in order to fully appreciate….’ sums it up – so you can only understand if you’re intelligent enough. Bloody arrogance.
        As you say, Turner would have roundly cursed them for their absurdity and fraudulence.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC no name wagon circling is quite funny.

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    • Doobster78 says:

      Typical left. Give it out but cannot take it back. Horrible bunch.

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      • Sluff says:

        With comments like like and being ‘ethnic’ to boot, a long lucrative contract at the BBC is guaranteed.
        No actual talent is required.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The late Great Bernard manning must be up there laughing his parts off …

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Nish Kumar is as funny as cancer.

        He is the typical right on “comedian” who plays to audiences of left wing public sector “workers” who are all white and would consider not finding him “funny” to be a racist thought crime.

        So he is used to getting easy laughs from people who have to find him “funny” for ideological reasons. For the same reason, he gets gigs on the BBC, and has no doubt convinced himself that he is a truly funny comedian.

        This self delusion came crashing down to earth when he tried, for perhaps the first time in his life, to play to an audience of people from the real world. He lazily assumed that the sort of jokes about Brexit, Trump, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris, which make his usual left wing crowd hoot with right on laughter, would play equally well to an audience of ordinary people who have never heard of him.

        A true comedian would be able to tailor his material for his audience, but that is clearly beyond Nish Kumar. And that is because he has never needed to go beyond his left wing comfort zone. He probably doesn’t even realise he is in a left wing comfort zone. He thinks he gets the gigs and the BBC work because he is so funny. The realisation that he isn’t, and that his lefty schtick only plays in his left wing echo chamber must have come as a profound shock to him.

        Still, he can take solace from the belief that the Lords Taverners are all Brexit voting racist gammons. He will soon be back to being treated as comedy royalty by the BBC, and he will be able to put this distressing brush with reality behind him as the BBC money continues to roll in.

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    • StewGreen says:

      More from Nish’s metroliberal bubbleworld
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      • cromwell says:

        I laughed at this and thought about the REAL old comedians who all had nightmares about doing a gig at the Glasgow Empire where they would pull no punches if they didn’t like you.
        I remember my dad telling me about times he use to go to the Hulme Hippodrome Music hall in Manchester, He told me the audience used to go armed with rotting veg and if the comedian was rubbish he got it. When I was a child I thought this very funny.

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      • cromwell says:

        I laughed at this and thought about the REAL old comedians who all had nightmares about doing a gig at the Glasgow Empire where they would pull no punches if they didn’t like you.
        I remember my dad telling me about times he use to go to the Hulme Hippodrome Music hall in Manchester, He told me the audience used to go armed with rotting veg and if the comedian was rubbish he got it. When I was a child I thought this very funny.

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      • cromwell says:

        I laughed at this and thought about the REAL old comedians who all had nightmares about doing a gig at the Glasgow Empire where they would pull no punches if they didn’t like you.
        I remember my dad telling me about times he use to go to the Hulme Hippodrome Music hall in Manchester, He told me the audience used to go armed with rotting veg and if the comedian was rubbish he got it. When I was a child I thought this very funny.

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        • Vonbedda says:

          Two wetters telling each other they’re amazing.

          Still Wetters!

          The comedians Jokes werent Funny, you get Heckled or bread/Food Thrown at you, especially if your supposed joke is horrifically Offensive

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Is “hero” the new word for bell-end?

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  16. pertelote says:

    From the Telegraph:
    “Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, on Tuesday night tried to prevent The Telegraph from publishing details of a court hearing at which her son was accused of assaulting a police officer.

    Lawyers acting for the Labour front-bencher wrote to this newspaper after it approached her for comment.”

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/12/03/diane-abbotts-son-accused-assaulting-officer-outside-foreign/

    I searched BBC website..nada. Perhaps I did something wrong..surely someone can find it on our national broadcaster’s website?

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  17. Guest Who says:

    https://order-order.com/2019/12/03/64-think-bbc-biased/

    64%? Too close to call.

    Maybe they don’t know what bbc staff know?

    Or something.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Our local bbc station on Facebook:
      ***
      Are you worried about the NHS now we’ve entered the winter period?

      Donald Trump has denied interest in the health service after Labour released a 451-page unredacted report showing the US wants “total market access” to all sectors of the NHS after the UK leaves the EU.

      Let Elliott Webb know your thoughts in the comments!
      ***
      Labour on Facebook:
      ***

      My message to President Trump: our NHS is not for sale.

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      • The General says:

        The NHS must be the biggest loss making organisation in the world.
        Why would anybody want to buy it ?

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        • JamesArthur says:

          General

          It can’t be a loss making as it doesn’t generate any revenues..it is the biggest sink hole in the world 🙂
          What these Lefty’s don’t realise it that it as always been a private public partnership..but that is too complicated for them and soen’t fit the narrative

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          • The General says:

            Any organisation which spends more than it receives in revenue (regardless of source) is loss making. Should it ever become privatised it would be overwhelmed by legal claims by persons demanding access to various drugs and procedures which the clinicians have determined inappropriate or unnecessary.

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  18. digg says:

    Considering their undisguised loathing for Donald Trump, the BBC are jockeying for front seats, tongues hanging out waiting for “his” helicopter to arrive at the NATO conference – a bit like pop fans….

    I hope if there is a press conference, Trump gives them zilch!

    Also note that despite his vow, Corbyn was “unable” to have his high-noon showdown with Trump because he had lots of other bigwigs to meet. Maybe he was told to just FO by US security?

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Pert
    When I put the story up I said we wouldn’t hear much from the BBC on this …. and it also supports the view that politics / politicians have descended even further in status in recent years …. probably because the likes of Guido and a very few MSM journalists still do their job as opposed to supporting the bubble leftist views ( the chap at the Telegraph who broke the Rotherham Pakistani Rapist Gangs springs you mind ).

    In passing on the charging of this public schoolboy with injuring a plod – the trial isn’t until February …. one might ask why such a simple case can’t be dealt with Now …..

    Or might I suspect that when Diane Abbot is Home Sec next week she gets on the phone to the minister in charge of the CPS – dame Shabi and ‘has a word ‘? Just idle speculation .

    Labour must be desperate for a Conservative to get a drink/drive or indecent assault / hatee words allegation to distract .

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    • pertelote says:

      Indeed Fed..afai can see apart from the Telegraph only the Express covers this. Can you imagine the coverage if it was the son of a Tory cabinet member!?

      btw I believe I read that Mr Abbott was sacked from his job at the Rome Embassy in June this year. Anyone know why?

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      • PRW73 says:

        Was flipping through Mail headlines last night about 11.30, saw thing about James Abbott allegedly “biting a policeman”. Went down a few more headlines and then went back to read article – couldn’t find it – disappeared! Edit – apparently back in Mail now!

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      • JimS says:

        ‘Tory Cabinet member’?

        Imagine if he had been the son of an ex-UKIP parish councillor!

        The ‘far-right’ must be ‘outed’, wherever they can be dug up on Facebook.

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  20. Charlie Farley says:

    Barry Gardner on Toady first words NHS and Trump droned on for at least 10 minutes , BBC labour election broadcast as usual makes me sick , had turn it off , God help us if they get in

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Charlie
      Apparently audio books are becoming more popular now that people can’t reed or rite engleesh…. I reckon Mr Gardner has a promising future doing ‘book at bedtime ‘zzzzz

      I’ve still got him as 9/1 as next labour leader – the John Major of the Labour Party

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Instead of worrying about selling off the NHS, why don’t Labour pledge to nationalise Donald Trump if they win?

      It wouldn’t be the most ridiculous idea they’ve come up with in this election

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  21. digg says:

    Now the BBC microscopically examining and repeating ad nauseum some mumbled chatter at the conference, somehow captured by a “press person” nothing at all to deduce from the fragmented captions they helpfully flag up on the screen but a large slice of “nudge-nudge” Trump is out of control innuendo….

    Absolute turds!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg
      The grown ups in the room must all wait the the Jonnie Turk /aka closet Russian to leave the room before any serious talk ….
      Or ‘hey Jonnie Turk – hows that Russian air defence system of yours ?’

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  22. digg says:

    Ha Ha Ha, Trump helicopter touched down 5 seconds before the end of the BBC news, the man is an absolute genius!!!

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  23. Sluff says:

    Turned on Toady this morning at around 0715.
    The very first words were ‘women and ethnic minorities’.

    You can’t make it up.

    Then JustRemainin Webb ‘interviews’ Barry Gardner, Labour defence spokesperson. But half the interview is on the the NHS sell-off Fake News story, leaving little time to explore Corbyn’s pacifist anti Nato pro CND credentials.
    How very convenient.

    And just to complete the bias, next up is a leftie favourite story about young offenders and conditions inside for the ‘children’. Funny how ‘children’ now has a very flexible meaning on the BBC. The idea that they could have chosen not to offend in the first place is given no coverage at all.

    In other words, business as usual at the bBBC.

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Sluff – you’d be surprised how often you turn onto Radio 4, not just Toady, and find those to be the first words or themes. The actual words are on the air astonishingly often, as is the new favourite phrase ‘woman of colour’. If you’re a ‘woman of colour’, you currently have a very special status on R4 and there is much fussing about you, to show you are really the most wonderful of human creatures. Try ‘Wimmin’s Hour’ any day of the week, and you’re almost guaranteed both topics will be right there!
      On the opposite end of the spectrum you have that favourite term of abuse: ‘Trump’. It will be mentioned by almost anyone on any topic to draw a laugh or a howl of rage – usually combined. Now that he is visiting, prepare for a torrent of negative comments. Mind you hold onto something firm, lest you are swept away!

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  24. G says:

    Sluff,
    Agreed wholeheartedly.
    I turned to Toady rather later that usual about 0850 just in time to listen to the uninteresting and abnormally long feature on a black woman, think it was ‘Yomi’ or somesuch. What drivel and nonsense. That item quickly followed by the Trump Impeachment proceedings which is implied by our Marxist BABC State Broadcaster (Aka, the ‘Worlds most trusted’) to be a ‘slam dunk’ certainly resulting in the impeachment of the POTUS. Well, BABC, I’ve been intensely watching the proceeding to date live on YouTube and certainly enough to suggest to be able to say to our BABC – Dream On. What is your point BABC? This will be another Democrat / BABC (or should I say, “another beauty”)? failure. Why do it? “When in a hole, stop digging”.
    There is only hearsay evidence and even that crumbles under cross examination.
    I will henceforth refer to our “Worlds most trusted” as the BABC: The Black & Asian Broadcasting Corporation. Having listened to World Service during the night, its output can only be said to be for, blacks and asians.
    I can’t understand why a completely new broadcaster doesn’t set up in the UK. There is clearly a substantial demand for a right wing voice. I guess, any prospectives are probably deterred by the current broadcasting cartel.

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    • The General says:

      G, I too have been watching the Impeachment Hearings ( well those that the corrupt Democrats allow to be seen ) and they have no grounds for Impeachment. All the so called evidence is second hand speculation delivered by Trump haters and no matter how many times witnesses say they never heard Trump mention Biden, Democrats ignore them and press on with their speculative attacks.
      BBC obviously have not been following proceeding or reading transcripts. ( Rather in the fashion of Jeremy Corbyn when it comes to reading policy documents.)…………or maybe they just do not want to face the truth.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Newsnight getting the experts in still.

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    • G says:

      GW,
      I can’t be bothered to watch the video clip but please, does she make any mention of those who actually put the match to the fossil fuel?
      That’s ‘the and I’ et al. and her, of course……………

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    • Sluff says:

      Has she ever flown in a plane ?
      Or do the principles go out the window if the pay cheque is big enough ?
      She still looks good in Barbarella.

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  26. andyjsnape says:

    The UK’s top firms have failed to make any progress on increasing ethnic diversity amongst top executives, a new report has found.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50656176

    Guess sacking people would speed up the process 🙂
    Give it a rest!

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    • Guest Who says:

      Did OFShaz not diss the Beeb on this?

      Heads must roll. Not in a diverse or comedy show way, obvs.

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    • JimS says:

      They probably engaged an African firm of ‘head hunters’ but weren’t happy with their offerings!

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    • Vonbedda says:

      How would that work though, How do you go about making something Diverse?

      do you purposefully discriminate & ignore the “best person” and pick people based on Skin Colour & Background.

      Or Perhaps you give positions to the people that DESERVE & Have worked hard for that Position

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  27. Terminal Moraine says:

    It doesn’t feel good making capital out of the tragic death of Jack Merritt, but a lot of people on the left are, and I wonder when the media will be reporting some of his father’s extreme, anti-Brexit, anti-Tory views? His Twitter feed is fairly extraordinary

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Why doesn’t he go to Lagos or Calcutta, he’d find even more diversity to love.
      This man is unbelievable. Had I lost a son, the last thing I’d feel like doing is generating political propaganda.

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    • Woolwich says:

      I’ve looked at his Twitter feed, very angry, very left wing, I’m a very level headed person and rather than just dismiss others opinions and feelings I try to see them from other people’s points of view and if I can get a small amount of understanding it helps me to relate to what’s being said, even if I still don’t agree. However a just the first few of his comments and if I didn’t know better I’d think it was the feed of a student activist.

      But here’s the thing, if God forbid I was to find myself in a similiar situation then you can be damn sure that I’d voicing my views to reporters. They wouldn’t be anti right politics and diversity, but we wouldn’t be that different in what we were doing, just in what the message was. And I genuinely think the message I would give would either go unreported or misreported but that’s a who,e different issue. I still remember the night of the Manchester Arena bombing and thinking that a line had been crossed but subsequently nothing really has changed.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Context the Bank’s tweet , that he later deleted
      Arron-Banks-tweet-on-Little-Somalia-2JPG.jpg
      he spoke of “little integration” and “horrendous problems”
      .. so that means he wants proper integration. What is wrong with that ?
      Killer Usman Khan wasn’t well integrated and thus he ended up killing Merrit and Saskia Jones

      David Merritt wrote :
      my son .. LOVES its diversity
      … He’s the future; racist Angry Wanks is the past.

      I read than as
      my son .. LOVES its non-integration
      … He WAS the future; Angry Banks is still here, but my racially selective son IS the past.

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  28. vlad says:

    Complaints about London Bridge Terrorist Dismissed as “Racism” (David Wood)

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  29. Sluff says:

    Here’s a sneak preview of some BBC election coverage later today.

    Interviewer- Mr Johnson, is the grass green?
    Boris Johnson – Yes.

    BBC news report.
    Johnson refuses to acknowledge climate-change created dry summers may turn grass brown. We asked him to comment but he declined.

    Jeremy Corbyn opposes Tory plans to sell off grassy spaces to American multi-nationals, and announces fully funded free grassy spaces to everyone earning less than £40,000 p.a. See his interviews with Jo Coburn and Roger Harrabin later in the programme.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Ha ha – you left out the labour promises of a free fully paid two week holiday to Disneyland each year for a ‘family ‘ of various genders and multi parent offspring …

      Particularly appealing to those of a ‘chaotic ‘ lifestyle …

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  30. SkeptikEye says:

    Listened to R5 this morning and one of the presenters was talking about electorate turn out in General Elections. No mention that in 2016 over 72% of the electorate voted in the Referendum. The largest turn out in decades. And yet certain parties want to prevent /scrap Brexit. Now is that democratic? My local Labour MP won only 39% of the electorate votes yet still got the job?

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    For those with an interest in blood sports Andrew Neil will be on the BBC at 7pm this evening interviewing ( properly ) Joanne sweater swinson .
    After what happened to comrade Corbyn and crankie I think there will be a doctor in attendance …
    At the end of the programme there will be one of those helpline adverts for any illiberal traitors who have been affected by the programme …

    Me ? I’m watching the footy on prime ….

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  32. Jeff says:

    What happened to Jack Merritt and the young lass is a tragedy, but Jack had a choice. He chose to bring this unreformed, largely unpunished Islamist with him to London. Now, tragically his virtue signalling has killed him.
    And for his own father to politicise this horror, while at the same time accusing others of doing so, isn’t just deceitful, it’s disgraceful. The whole bloody shebang was a political stunt.
    Jack made a decision. He had a choice. Those innocent and unsuspecting commuters walking across London Bridge didn’t.
    They were just rushing to catch the 4.15 to Redhill…
    I feel desperately sorry for the two grieving families, but…
    Merritt senior should stick a sock in it.

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  33. Thoughtful says:

    I have a prediction to make regarding the atrocious Debden attack which killed a 12 year old child just before Christmas.

    I like many others used to respect and support the Police, but since the far left Cameron made the catastrophically asinine decision to put Labour in charge (and a single individual at that not a committee) several of our cities have changed from being Police into a Gestapo like operation which is more interested in attacking our freedoms than policing crime.

    So it was in Debdale. The loon in the car was known to Police, although they are not currently saying why. The car was parked in a pub car park with the perpetrator inside appearing to be asleep. The car had no insurance and should therefore not have been on the road. The Police were called but because so many were looking at facebook and twitter for the imaginary ‘hate’ they never turned up. Shortly afterwards Glover was given free rein to begin his murderous actions.

    Essex Police have now referred themselves to the Police complaints commission, who will probably find that ‘hate’ was a more important priority.

    So here’s the prediction. Despite the fact that the Police Commissioner is a Tory, this attack will be spun and distorted in the same way the Finsbury Park Mosque attack was, and Jo Cox to portray the attacker as some member of a far right organisation, and this in turn will be used to further oppress the British people and justify the calls of the ‘rise of the far right’ which as we all know is fiction.

    The BBC will again play their part in this silencing every opposing voice telling the truth – both the FInsbury Park Attacker and Jo Cox’s murder were suffering mental health issues and were not connected to any extremist groups.

    The one thing I can’t predict however is whether this is going to be released before the election, if it is then it is certain far left news media such as the BBC will be using it to attack the useless Tories who will inevitably fold, and provide a platform Labour in order to attack the white community which they hate probably more than they hate the Jews.

    I see this as a significant issue for the future and that is why I have posted my prediction – to get it on the record now.

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  34. s.trubble says:

    The entire tragedy of the most recent London Bridge attacks is almost matched by the seeming ineptitude of the organisation responsible for these events.

    You would expect that events such as this would have its scope under strict operating procedures with personal and overall security aspects detailed in operating procedures at its forefront.

    Typical of the bBC it does not investigate the shortfalls of the process but wades in to the politicization of it with an eye on how to” bash Boris”

    No wonder 66% of the country now thinks the bBC is biased………..what took them so long….this great site has been highlighting it for years.

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  35. countryblues says:

    I’ve been pondering…

    When the Mayor, for instance, comes out with the oft said quote after the latest atrocity “They shall not divide us”…whom exactly are the ‘they’ and ‘us’ he’s describing?

       39 likes

    • vlad says:

      It’s code for ‘Don’t blame the muslims’.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      I believe ‘they’ are extremists (bad); ‘us’ are the middle ground (good).

      The problem is that increased variability is a natural outcome of a group that moves from homogeneity to heterogeneity. A diverse society will have a wider range of characteristics and experiences, including jihadi tendencies.

      The progressive’s wet dream is oxymoronic… it’s a vision of homogenous diversity. Or heterogeneous unity.

      The whole thing’s a logical and existential mess, but that’s where we’re at now that identity politics has been turned up to 11

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  36. cromwell says:

    I laughed at this and thought about the REAL old comedians who all had nightmares about doing a gig at the Glasgow Empire where they would pull no punches if they didn’t like you.
    I remember my dad telling me about times he use to go to the Hulme Hippodrome Music hall in Manchester, He told me the audience used to go armed with rotting veg and if the comedian was rubbish he got it. When I was a child I thought this very funny.

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    • cromwell says:

      Sorry I posted this in reply to the Nish Kumar posts but it must have got a bit behind in the queue for posting.

         6 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Cromwell – you must being forward to the nish kumar Christmas show in the slot that morecambe and wise used to occupy. Laughs for all the family ….

        At least he has plenty of material now and will get more paid sympathy bookings ….. take my wife … sorry -‘take my ‘signification other …’’’

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  37. smoogie7 says:

    Still nothing on these ‘Russian leaks’ relating to Corbyn.

    Bias by omission is the BBC’s most powerful tool. The truth is out there but the BBC have no interest in covering a story that will hurt Labour. Corbyn is just a liar but the BBC don’t want the public to start thinking about that for themselves

       19 likes

  38. Guest Who says:

    Nick’s turn.

    That statue must be praying for a paper bag.

       16 likes

  39. Dystopian says:

    How wonderful. A patient is being treated in London for a rare viral infection called Monkey pox. They apparently caught it in. Nigeria and brought it “back” with them.
    You have to love this “diversity” of diseases being imported into our country.

    What does one have to do with monkeys in order to catch “monkey pox”?

       39 likes

    • Sluff says:

      Didn’t you know ?
      NHS stands for Nigerian Health Service.
      Evidence?
      Have we got the money back yet from the Nigerian woman who brazenly flew here to have quintuplets, and was of course given the extra treatment such a rare event requires? All ‘free at the point of delivery’ of course.
      No? I thought not.

      And Jezza wants to extend the meaning of equality to give all visitors the same rights as indigenous citizens. Presumably another unfunded promise.

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  40. Despairada says:

    Not BBC but …..

    News in Pictures side bar on my BT News home page
    First 2 items:

    In Pictures: PM sells Turkish delight as Corbyn highlights workers’ manifesto

    In Pictures: Corbyn announces rail fare plans while PM enjoys boat trip

    The actual text if you go into the item is more substantial but the intention seems clear. Corbyn is serious while Boris is trivial.

    If we aren’t living under Marxist Momentum in 9 days time, it won’t be for the want of trying by the MSM

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  41. Hereward Wake says:

    Ha ha, finally! And it’s left to Nigel Farage to point out what should have already occurred to Nicola Sturgeon: “You can’t be independent and be in the EU”. I’ve been wondering for some time what her precise definition of ‘independence’ was.

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  42. Dystopian says:

    Meanwhile Extinction Rebellion aka XR “activists” have dressed up as bees and glued themselves to Jo Swinson’s ELECTRIC bus. They’re not very bright are they. You couldn’t make it up !

       30 likes

    • Sluff says:

      This story is so good that I googled ‘XR glue to lib dem bus’ for more details.
      Lots of coverage, even in the Guardian.
      But google fails to pick up BBC news.
      Which on inspection shows only a video, with no written report, in about 6th position on the ‘Election ‘ page.

      I think its either called ‘Inconvenient truth’ or ‘burying bad news’.
      But thinking about the BBC, maybe it’s more like ‘burying inconvenient truth’.

         16 likes

  43. Roland Deschain says:

    Hold the front page! LBC has scooped the BBC here.

    She shrugged, I tell you! Trump is finished now.

       26 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      It seems the truth is slightly different. Let’s see which one the BBC runs with.

         26 likes

  44. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  45. StewGreen says:

    8pm R4 tackles Deradicalising Muslim terrorists

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  46. G says:

    Deradicalisation?
    one-hangman-noose-silhouette-silhouette-studio-isolated-white-background-29860140.jpg

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  47. Lucy Pevensey says:

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    • G says:

      A criminal act. Beyond question if Tbp has the property owners consent. If the local police are not too busy on their ‘hate crime’ drive to increase statistical convictions, ask them to investigate.

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    • NCBBC says:

      I dont think hating Brexiteers ( majority in the UK), is considered a hate crime by our world respected police.

         3 likes

  48. Doobster78 says:

    Oh the irony !!! BBC asking if he takes President Trump seriously !!! After some of the pathetic pettiness the BBC spews out !!! Laughable.

       14 likes

  49. Doobster78 says:

    Spot on Wreckup !!!! Spot on !!!! Makes my blood boil. This is the UK , not Africa for crying out loud!!

       41 likes

    • pertelote says:

      nasty zit there left-side ;} …give it a squeeze love..you know it make sense!

         5 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      Not that many White MPs in African countries, or non-Muslim MPs in Muslim countries.

      The sheer hypocrisy of these people in staggering. They are privileged to reside here, a free country, take all the benefits that have accrued over centuries due to the intelligence and labour of previous generations, and all they do is complain.

      There is a remedy for their problems.

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  50. RubbishTV says:

    When I lived overseas in the 80s,90s and 00s, I would tell people about how good the BBC was. Therefore, I’m shocked at how a once world respected broadcaster is now a social liberal broadcast experiment.
    You only have to read their website to realise their bias.

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