New Decade Thread 1 January 2020

Happy New Year / Decade to all readers and contributors . With a fair wind this decade will see the end of the Far Left Biased BBC . Let’s make it a New Year / Decade Resolution .

If there is one thing which was revealed in 2019 – it was that all the anti Brexit Far Left propaganda heaped on the British Public every day by the BBC counted for very little. That has damaged it beyond repair .

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447 Responses to New Decade Thread 1 January 2020

  1. Guest Who says:

    Last!

    (Of the year, anyway)

       20 likes

  2. Dover Sentry says:

    I fell asleep on the eve of the General Election and have just this minute woken up. Anything happen?

       30 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Dover, you must have been posting on here in your sleep then.

      Really good posts, too.

      Wish I could do that.

         16 likes

  3. theisland says:

    An optimistic New Year message from Jeff Taylor

    Stay vigilant everybody!

    Happy New Year.

       38 likes

  4. Thoughtful says:

    If I’m not mistaken tonight is the night Muslims in Paris run amok torching hard working people cars for fun, and the British media completely ignores what has happened and doesn’t report it.

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20180102/increase-in-new-years-eve-car-burnings-across-france

    Over 1000 cars torched last New Years Eve.

       63 likes

    • vlad says:

      Tonight? Every night.

         30 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      As I said in the preamble to this Thread Happy New Year . And especially to the trolls who visit the site from time to time to dump a bit of poison on us .

      I think regular users of the site should spare a moment for the trolls who will be suffering at the thought of leaving the EU in 31 days followed by a government which can push through the kind of policies which will cause them to despair for 5 years and maybe even more ( they’ll need an 11% swing to get a Corbynite government in 2024/5.

      And lastly – a big thanks to a Mr J Corbyn of N1 who made it all possible …..

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  5. vlad says:

    Treat yourselves to 7 minutes of non-beeb common sense to start the New Year.

    This Dutch politician takes apart modern Feminazism, multiculturalism, unregulated immigration, anti-white-man-ism and other woke dogmas.
    All with charm, grace, intelligence and wit.

    Here she’d be denounced as an extremist by our state broadcaster.

       75 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Vlad , thank you – that lady certainly polished up my Flemish …

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    • NCBBC says:

      Thanks Vlad

      The opposite of “weak men and indecent women” is ” Strong men and decent women”.

      The latter will win, as feminists will submit to strong men, as they do to Muslim man.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      vlad
      Logic and beauty rolled into one.With ladies such as this in the vanguard of The Resistance, the Western World and it’s culture WILL survive handsomely. VIVA EVA!

         7 likes

    • dfhunter says:

      Thanks for the link vlad

      Beeb has to give her a place in the “100 great women” slot!!!

         4 likes

  6. john in cheshire says:

    This should keep you amused whole awaiting the new year and decade. It’s quite funny because, as Homer Simpson might say, it’s true:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/12/30/climate-change-trans-counselling-by-will-franken-inspired-by-greta-thunberg/

    Happy New Year to one and all.
    And may it be the year that the Thunderbergs are go. Never again to be seen or heard.

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  7. john in cheshire says:

    This should keep you amused while awaiting the new year and decade. It’s quite funny because, as Homer Simpson might say, it’s true:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/12/30/climate-change-trans-counselling-by-will-franken-inspired-by-greta-thunberg/

    Happy New Year to one and all.
    And may it be the year that the Thunderbergs are go. Never again to be seen or heard.

       20 likes

  8. BRISSLES says:

    Outside journo’s interviewing those on the front line waiting for the fireworks on the Thames, and they were from NorthKorea, China, Ukraine, South Korea, Spain, and Guatamala. Clearly the Brits couldn’t be arsed to get caught up in the madness, as its impossible to get home afterwards.

    So from the comfort of my armchair and a glass of 40 year old Port (yummy!) to hand, I wish you all a safe, peaceful and above all healthy 2020, and look forward to more wit and humour from Maxicony !

       58 likes

  9. Up2snuff says:

    Happy New Year to everyone on here, especially many of the posters of a year or two or three years ago who haven’t been seen much or at all in 2019.

       27 likes

    • Soapbox says:

      Up2snuff, how kind to remember us! I’m still alive and read lists when I can. But looking after house-mate with beginnings of dementia, so time to post has been limited. But what a year it’s been and at last the outcome we band of brothers dared to hope and pray for. Happy new year to everyone.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Soapbox – this is not BBC related my and if you know about the helpline I’m about to describe forgive me . Dementia UK runs a free helpline run by specialist nurses who can give advise to people caring for those with any form of dementia . The number is 0800 888 6678. Helped me a lot .

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        • Soapbox says:

          Fedup2, thank you. Most kind. Wil keep it in mind but am thinking of joining a local group here – Friends of Dementia. Someone has recommended that to me. It’s not easy, is it? Thank you.

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          • Banania says:

            This letter was in the Christmas edition of the Spectator, and I think it deserves to be widely read:
            Fairy light memory
            Sir: I enjoyed James Walton’s review of Elizabeth is Missing (14 December). Sadly I’m now unable to watch television as I have dementia myself, like the character played by Glenda Jackson. While I therefore cannot comment on Walton’s critique, I can stress how happy I am to see dementia getting an airing on national TV.
            The disease is one of the biggest social challenges this country, and indeed the world, faces. It is certainly a bummer of a diagnosis and it can strip away your self-esteem. We who have dementia may forget details in the blink of an eye, but emotions remain embedded as they involve a part of our brain often left intact. I’ve already apologised to my daughters for if and when I forget who they are, but I tell them to remember that I’ll always love them.
            You may be wondering how I can type this letter. Dementia is a complex disease and experiences of it vary. Imagine the brain as a string of fairy lights, each representing a different function. They flicker on and off; sometimes you can do something one day and not the next. When the lights fail altogether, dementia has won. Until then, the lights turn on and off — that’s why I can type and others can’t; they can cook and I can’t. We’re all different.
            I’ve always been a glass-half-full person and I never dwell on what I can’t do. When the fog descends and dementia takes hold, I tell myself: ‘It’s not me, it’s this cruel disease’, and sit quietly until the world makes sense. My mantra is: ‘There’s always a way.’ Dementia may be terminal, but so is life, so I enjoy every moment. If today is a bad day… well, tomorrow may be better.
            Wendy Mitchell
            East Riding, Yorkshire

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  10. Roland Deschain says:

    I’ve actually seen a funny sketch on BBC1 Scotland poking fun at Greta. “At home With The Thunbergs” had her parents making the most of her being in New York by leaving all the lights on “without nip, nip, nip, how dare you”.

    I await the complaints.

       58 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      The BBC producer probably thought that the sketch perfectly illustrated the reason why young folks like Greta are needed to police the wanton behaviour of their parents. No doubt there will soon be an open line which allows children to report their parents, or anyone else for that matter, to the climate police for transgressions such as leaving a light on or a window open, or even more sinister, thinking the wrong thoughts about global warming. After all we are already pretty much at this point about race and gender aren’t we.

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  11. Deborah says:

    Wishing us all a happy new year and watching/listening as little BBC in 2020 as possible to keep all our blood pressures low.

       31 likes

  12. Nibor says:

    My new years resolution is I wont buy a TV licence . I know I`ll keep it as I have done for the last 15 years .
    Happy New Year everyone (except BBC , senior civil servants etc )

       31 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Nibor, #metoo (well, in April it will be 15 years)

      At current rates that means I’m £2317.50 richer, the Beeboids £2317.50 poorer (well, they can afford it) and a lot less time is spent trying to find something decent to watch on telly.

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  13. Dover Sentry says:

    I’m going to pay for a BBC Licence but not watch it, whilst sitting in my basement eating boxes of Walkers Crisps in the dark. That should confuse the B*stard Boring Corporation.

    Cheers! Happy New Decade! 🙂

       31 likes

  14. Dimebars says:

    A very Happy New Year to everyone on here , I think its about 3 years since I found this site and its been fantastic to read all your posts and know that there are still people out there who continue to think as free thinking adults . The BBC’s jacket is now on the shoogliest nail and I look forward to it getting its comeuppance.

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  15. Jeff says:

    I’ve got a saucepan of mulled wine bubbling away on top of my log burner and I’m prodding the glowing embers and sitting here thinking.
    It’s New Year’s Eve and it’s always a time of reflection, introspection and decision making. I’ve got a huge decision to make in the next few minutes.
    Do I watch Craig David on BBC1, who couldn’t sing if his life depended on it.
    There’s Jools Holland on BBC2…as he has been for decades or there’s Alan Carr on ITV…he’s about as amusing as a wart on your arris.
    Or, on the other hand, do I just top up my saucepan and get quietly pissed.
    Decisions, decisions…
    Anyway have a happy and Brexity New Year!

       63 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Get quietly pissed Jeff, and turn the mute on for Stormzy !!

         38 likes

    • Deborah says:

      We turned on the tv for midnight. The BBC with all its bias just seems to lack imagination. Both BBC1 and BBC2 were aimed at who? In the few minutes we saw Craig David said he has been in the business since 2003 so not then aimed at the kids who are probably out partying. Jools had on Rick Astley whose hit was 1987 and then Stormzy. Between both programmes I guess the appeal would be for those arty metropolitan types who go to Glastonbury, ie BBC employees.

      Please Boris stop the BBC gravy train soon. Your popularity will grow.

      What did we do? Watch a Rumpole (ITV) circa 1970 from a boxed set. You can see John Mortimer’s political leanings, but only just.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Agree . If Boris wants to retain the culture and heritage of these islands the first step will be to neutralise the BBC. By decriminalising non payment of the LF and forcing the BBC to work hard to get the money from those who refuse to pay we , the people, will soon have the BBC begging to be allowed to become a subscription only service. The political capital that Boris will have to spend to do it this way will be small in comparison to the cost of a top down ban. Boris give the people the tools and they will slay the beast for you.

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      • Woolwich says:

        The decision to have Craig David “Rock In The New Year” not only contradicted advertising standards but was also a decision of the “meh” variety. He never really “was” in the first place and unlike Rick Astley over on Joolz Holland he hasn’t been subject to a renaissance either.
        I didn’t watch but my guess is that his management have “ensured” (cough) he gets onto the BBC as he more than likely has an album to plug. It reminds me of the two singers from the Beautiful South who were all over tv and radio (especially the BB ) a few years back as they plugged their new career. That was summed up by their most high profile appearance at a gig at Edinburgh Castle in which the winners were the mist and drizzle that adversely affected both the atmosphere of the gig and the television broadcast itself. The word Karma sprung to mind and I don’t think their career reboot went anywhere after this either.

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  16. Dystopian says:

    Happy New Year to all.
    Let’s hope it will be the year where common sense prevails and all the lefty madness is brought to an end. Cheers.

       30 likes

    • Dystopian says:

      PS The BBC are really scraping the barrel when the best act they can get for New Years is Craig David.

         31 likes

  17. Roland Deschain says:

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  18. taffman says:

    And from the western parts of these beautiful and mysterious Isles of Wonder ……………
    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda !

       39 likes

  19. davylars says:

    Watched Jools tonight, and to my surprise no lefty digs from the audience, though had to put up with Stormzy real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. spouting his incitement to violence crap and the other eco loon Michaela Strachan being eco friendly.
    Any way, happy new year one and all………..

       44 likes

  20. BRISSLES says:

    Davy, yes Rap should be renamed Crap ! and I don’t even want to waste my breath on commenting on idiot Stormzy.

       42 likes

    • Scroblene says:

      It’s a given that that sort of stuff is utter rubbish, Brissles, a sort of noisy, unwanted graffiti!

      Thinking of not much yesterday, I was trying to work out exactly what ‘R and B’ really means now. I started to learn about music in the sixties, and The Rolling Stones were, I suppose, a good example, but ‘The Blues’, was a different genre/age, and the rhythm bit just made it more palatable to kids like me, who probably weren’t that interested in understanding all that, having better things to do!

      John Peel was far too way out for me, although Radio London was a must-listen-to down here in Sussex/Kent, and it was on too late for me anyway, so I must have missed out on all that!

      …sigh…

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      • john in cheshire says:

        You’ve reminded me of those days; radio Luxembourg, cheap transistor radio, in bed under the sheets with a torch.
        And of course radio Caroline and Kenny Everett.

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        • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

          JIC
          And, regarding Radio Luxembourg, Horace Batchelor.
          My Breitbart comments user name.

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          • john in cheshire says:

            It was another life, another country and another world.
            Maybe this is the year we start to get some of it back.

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          • Banania says:

            And the time by my H. Samuel Ever-right watch is…

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        • Up2snuff says:

          j-i-c, ” cheap transistor radio” – the start of ‘I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again’ 🙂

          First series not particularly special but constantly improving thereafter.

          (Repeats currently available on R4extra)

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Scrob, back in the day (60’s) and living in Thanet, it was Radio Invicta that fed our pop music appetite. London was a 2 hour train ride away where it was all ‘happening’, and took even longer on our Lambretta scooters !!! so we had to make do with bopping at Dreamland Margate at the weekends – to music that was danceable and understandable !! 🙂 Happy days, and don’t get me started on New Year’s Eve when it was a free for all snogging session on the dance floor at midnight. This ‘Me Too’ generation would have a touch of the vapours if they could see what granny and grandad got up to back then !

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        • Scroblene says:

          Oh, YES, Brissles! Look at what they’ve done to ‘The Yarrow’…

          I worked on that – R.I.P. Gary Rhodes…

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Scroblene
        What a very apt description of the whining, tuneless din that is “rap”. “Audiological Graffiti”. Excellent. Thanks for that one.

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        • Scroblene says:

          Thank you, Lefters!

          Your version is a vast improvement, and is now elevated to the top ten, together with ‘moronic interrogative presumptive’, (the upward whine of a cod Australian accent), and last year’s winner, ‘glottal stop’, much loved by shallow-speaking beeboids and a few on ‘Squai’…

          ;0)

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  21. Halifax says:

    Happy New Year to all of you. I’m looking forward to reading all your posts through 2020.

    Now straight back to the reason we are all on here . The BBBC set the bar high straightaway in 2020 with a news headline article…What’s it like to be a black traveller ? I’m sure they must have people there dreaming up this stuff just to annoy the likes of us.
    You’ll also note that the most popular recording artists of 2019 are in the main white males. Lewis Capaldi Ed Sheeran (Born in fax) Rod Stewart etc…not a sign of Windy or whatever he is called. Again BBC pushing on us with our money acts we don’t subscribe too. How many listeners to Radio One Extra actually have a TV licence ????
    Like my mate says (he has his own garage) he used to look forward to listening to Radio 4 great documentrys , plays and debates now it’s just left wing agenda and he no longer listens.
    Hopefully during 2020 someone will fathom that there is a massive market for intelligent non Marxist radio and TV out there with all the attendant advertising streams……which brings me onto the adverts at which point I’ll just say that the white man is extinct in TV and Cinema advertising.
    So as a rule of thumb and this is my new year resolution, it is for me not to spend any money with an organisation that does see my sexuality, colour or gender as thier target market.
    Have a great New Year my friends.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Thanks Halifax- gave me first laugh of 2020 – ‘Windy or whatever he is called.’

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    • JimS says:

      “at which point I’ll just say that the white man is extinct in TV and Cinema advertising”

      How about an International Old White Male Day, when for one day no-one in the world has anything to do with anything discovered, invented or created by an Old White Male?

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        JimS
        If the intention is to stop the world then, yes. However, just remember this. A whole lot of people worldwide will die needlessly. Be very careful what you wish for. Happy New Year!

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    • Halifax says:

      Update: I’ll not be buying a Renault.

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    • Woolwich says:

      I’ve been doing the same for a while too, unfortunately as time passes I’ve found that there are fewer and fewer places to shop! Sainsbury’s got the chop last September ish the day I watched a glum faced employee putting up Pride bunting. I have shopped there since but only for their loss leading lunchtime meal deals when I buy the most expensive sandwich, most expensive snack and most expensive drink for £3 and hopefully leave them out of pocket. I certainly won’t entertain a Renault in the family after their highly sexualised lesbian Clio advert, it’s probably easier to list the products I can buy (Toffifee sweets and a front door from Solidor.com) than the ones I can’t because the ad agency are pushing an agenda. All this being said there are signs that times are a changing.

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      • Banania says:

        @Halifax, your New Year resolution: You are a master of the English language. Congratulations on finding a way, in your penultimate sentence, of expressing what, according to the present code of conduct, is inexpressible.

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  22. Scroblene says:

    Mrs O’Blene gave me a personal DVD player for Christmas, so that I can watch ‘Minder’ in peace!

    But as last night’s TV was – as to be expected, pretty dire, we wallowed in ‘Foyles War’ (ITV of course), and those earlier stories were really outstanding!

    By then it was too late to watch ‘Arfur’, so it was curtains, except for the blasted fireworks, which luckily don’t affect JRT, as she can’t be arsed to stay up either!

    Happy New Year everyone here, this is surely the go-to site for common sense, much enjoyment and hope of another bbbc-less 2020!

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  23. Demon says:

    Happy New Year, not decade of course. May we be free in February and hope the traitors don’t try to screw up everything deliberately just so they can find something to blame on Brexit.

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  24. JamesArthur says:

    BBC didn’t take long. R4 discussion on division and healing..
    Allowed a Muslim Imam make a statement about the rise of Far Right in UK and USA….WTF…not a mention of the other side….or any, hmm , terrorism inspired by..hmmm ,,Islam
    Now Racism in football…
    2019 on repeat…..

       66 likes

  25. Guest Who says:

    #CCBGB

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    • Guest Who says:

      Luckily other media are grasping this trend is daf… oh…

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    • Oldspeaker says:

      Read it and none the wiser, (black traveller) pre prepared filler by freelance journo.

      Anyhow, 2020, where’s my flying car?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      How about the first English some person meet , the first disabled person, hey even the first white person, the first gay couple ( in Iran maybe)
      What is it with the BBC and their desire to create division! This is not news , it is not interesting and it is not needed

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    • Sluff says:

      Travelling around India I was asked a few times to be in photos with local people and their families. It was as if they had never seen anyone like me before (no jokes please).

      But now I’m wondering if I should have reported this experience to the BBC and maybe the police too, as a sort of hate crime.

      The Indians in question, needless to say, were delightful.

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      • Guest Who says:

        When I was young I was blonde. And Mum and Dad were pretty adventurous so we drove round Spain in the 60s. All these little old widows in black would come out and ruffle my hair fondly.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      Now, I may be wrong but isn’t Africa a very large continent with vast underground resources? If that IS the case then why is it that so many African people do not wish to stay put and use their ingenuity to exploit those resources for the benefit of themselves and all who live there? Is it that so many people there live in fear for their lives and feel that for the sake of themselves and their offspring, they must get out, or is it that it would be much easier to risk coming to the European continent and exploiting what the white people have built? I cannot help but feel that if Africa had been populated by white people from day one, then the whole continent would today be a far more prosperous place. I certainly disagree with the sentiment that OUR people are “enriched” by a large influx from the African continent. My personal opinion is that it is THEY who are enriched at the white man’s expense and the whites have become a soft touch. Does all that make me a “racist”? I would suggest that I am no more racist than the average black person.Oh, I forgot. It is impossible for a black person to be a racist. What better justification could there be for BREXIT??

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      • Banania says:

        The Africans have corrupt governments that sell all the minerals to China and pocket the proceeds for themselves. (That may be an over-simplification but there is truth in it.)

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  26. cromwell says:

    Good morning everyone and a Happy New Year to you all here. Let’s hope 2020 brings us all peace, good health and an end to the terrible endless bias of the BBC. I found last year very stressful with the politicians and could not believe that we got shut of the bast**ds finally. Now we need to be firm with the new goverment and hold thier feet to the flames. I hope GWR is feeling better with the news of his terrible house fire and the new year brings him some luck with rebuilding his life.
    Cheers everyone.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    If she is not guest editting the Today show by year’s end I’ll be most surprised.

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  28. smoogie7 says:

    Happy New Year!

    I have taken a nice break from posting as been busy with work and also since the election I no longer fear the BBC trying to get Labour in power but no doubt they will be up to their old tricks through the next decade until they get crushed for good!

    Nearly a decade of Tory rule and they must hate it. I remember ten years ago some of them where talking about the GE and it was becoming clear that Labour would lose and there would always be someone chirping in that ‘Labour can still turn things around at this stage surely’

    I always remember that…

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  29. vlad says:

    What is it with all these smart, savvy, chic European politicians of the centre-right? (Or ‘fascists’ to the beeb.)

    Here’s one telling it like it is to the German Bundestag re. Brexit. More common sense in 7 minutes than the beeb’s entire output of 2019.

       49 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Thanks Vlad
      Yes , funny we haven’t seen that on the BBC. maybe it will be in the positive Brexit documentary they are doing 🙂

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    • Charlie Farley says:

      Vlad
      Totally agree with you , she speaks the truth and clearly knows what’s been going on behind the scenes . It’s the news we don’t see that’s never reported by ALBEEB . Germany has more in common with us than most of the population realise , Wonder what the snowflakes have been told about our history with Europe ?

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      • Charlie Farley says:

        Have watched this 3 times now …..pity her party wasn’t in power would be far better for Germany and the UK , if I lived there she would get my vote , suppose that’s a sexist comment these days ….and i still hold doors open for anyone be it Male , Female or whatever’s !

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  30. Guest Who says:

    So…. BBC covered the fireworks in the capital?

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  31. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio4 prog about solving prejudice
    : age prejudice; the expert claimed that it’s NOT inate.
    And will be solved by intergenerational housing.

    9:30am Radio4 prog that will argue black boys innately need to have books where black boys are the central characters
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000clfc

    * Most people go gaga over meeting babies, but not when they meet a new teenager
    .. that seems innate to me

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  32. Guest Who says:

    BBC Radio 4

    “A simple thing to do is before dinner put on some loud music and just dance with your children.”

    —-

    There is also a lovely cartoon of two parental arms holding the child at centre. Chosen with bbc care.

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  33. Roland Deschain says:

    Well, this didn’t take long. New Year, old agenda.

    The article seems to conflate love and buggery. And by that yardstick, every country “legislates who you can love”.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Doesn’t seem to bother them that in Muslim countries people are being killed, not for being Gay, but just on the suspicion that they are.

      The anti White race hate of the Fascist left knows no limits.

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  34. Guest Who says:

    Another MSM editorial integrity ‘time and space’ issue?

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  35. Charlie Farley says:

    Toady on for a few minutes …..and there they are continuing with the Brexitcast style of broadcasting…all doom and gloom . Obviously they will never ever accept we are leaving and the BBC really know how to talk an economy down which is something they really excell at . Boris must prove them all wrong and remove their funding with menaces ,
    Wishing everyone on here a Brilliant Brexit New Year

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  36. Dover Sentry says:

    The Sun:

    “WASTED AID. Boris Johnson under pressure to cut £14.6b foreign aid budget after China and India handed £151m”

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10644367/boris-johnson-foreign-aid-china-india/

    Much work to do, Mr. Boris.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Much work to do, but Boris the Bottler lacks the courage to do it. He is Tony BLiar Mk IV a socialist through & through, he has no conservative principles or beliefs.

      If you are hoping Boris is going to be a Donald Trump figure you’re going to be very dissapointed.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Thoughtful, it is going to be a nervous year before the New Decade really starts on 1/1/1.

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  37. JimS says:

    Another ten minutes and we can watch the concert from Vienna.

    We just know that if the BBC was putting it on it would be 80% ‘inclusive’ with lots of rap ‘music’!

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  38. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Happy New Year to everyone on this site from me in the the antipodes.
    This site wins Yasser’s best ‘news and information’ award yet again.
    Keep those comments and posts coming folks. In the year of Brexit there will be renewed hope and more energy in the battle against the extreme stupidity of the political elite and its ghastly propaganda organs.
    Viva la revolucion!

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  39. Sluff says:

    Morning all and HNY.
    Rather late up this morning but caught a sliver of …was it the end of Toady…at around 0850. The BBC news editors… Kuennsberg, Adler et al were in party mood patting each other on the back. But there were a couple of telling moments noted admittedly through my hangover fug.

    1. There will be relentless attacks from the BBC on each and every example of where leaving the EU may be economically disadvantageous. It has still not penetrated their tiny brains that many voted to leave IN SPITE of economic interests. Freedom from the enslavement of the unelected unaccountable smug Brussels bureaucracy was the issue, not whether a trade deal with Outer Mongolia will leave toenail clipper distributors worse off.
    2. I think it was Katya Adler who advised in terms that the role of the reporter was solely to shit stir. No mention of any kind of balance. Just hold the government to account for each and every thing that might go wrong. And thats it. The nation may be doing well but if they can find Mrs Ada Strobes of Weatherby having a bad time then she is the person the BBC will most tell us about.

    In other words….New decade. Same old bias.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Has anyone ever asked Miss Adler if she can play the harmonica?

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    • JimS says:

      If Katya Adler is ‘our’ Europe Editor why does she never hold the EU ‘to account’?

      She could do a ‘Sopel’ and sarcastically comment on every Verhofstadt ‘tweet’ – wouldn’t that be fun?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, maybe we should remind the BBC at regular intervals about 39 dead – human – bodies imported into the UK from the EU in November 2019?

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  40. JamesArthur says:

    Oh my god, I switched on R4 by mistake and this is what I caught

    “imagine a feminist foreign policy that takes into account environmental issues – no more war and poverty.. blah..’ Followed by a gushing presenter thanking all of her lady friends for their views

    I have no idea what I caught the end of but it really is the same old BBC…….

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      I got something about a little black boy, growing up in Hackney…
      …but I think it had to do with the virtues of reading?

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  41. G says:

    Not Londonistan but Milton Keynes. Close enough but probably not on the Londonistan stabbings tally.
    “Milton Keynes stabbing: Four arrested after man dies.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-50961313
    “Despite……(no, no, no, not what you think!) Despite the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 which was designed to deal with knife crime and corrosive substances et al.
    A classic example of legislation that will criminalise virtually everyone owning a knife or perhaps serious drain un-blocking solutions kept in the home. Previous legislation, for offensive weapons, used to apply to anybody, ‘carrying’ in a Public Place but that’s all gone now. The 2019 Act now applies to a Private Place.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offensive_Weapons_Act_2019
    Just suppose that like the police in the TR situation where they were no doubt instructed to, literally, ‘throw the book at him and go out of their way to find illegal activities or possessions’, they can. Even for you and me – if they are minded or instructed to. Another reason to beat the door down if I’m not mistaken.
    Let’s face it, Communism can be replaced anytime by the more onerous “Democracy” at the whim of, of, of?
    More, ‘dicing and slicing’ of the private citizen.

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  42. Nibor says:

    At this time of year , spare a thought for comrade Corbyn and other sad creatures such as Anna Sourface Soubry . Although winning the argument , Comrade Corbyn through no fault of his own lost not only so many Labour seats but the likes of Chukka, Joe Swinson and poor old Anna`s as well .
    You could alleviate Comrade Jeremy`s suffering by just spending £3 to join Labour/Momentum . This would allow him to say that the Party is the biggest in the universe and The Many endorse his policies .
    But if you`re already suffering from The Few`s evil policies and Brexit other donations however small help . Ten pence buys a bag to put over Emily Thornbury`s head . A pound means we can buy crayons to colour it in , like the English flag .
    A few pounds can buy Sarah Woolaston a compass , so she knows which direction she`s going in (her careers gone west anyway ) .
    Give what you can and remember Labour is for you , the ordinary university lecturer and celebrities on the BBC .

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    • Sluff says:

      Under election law, should Labour not disclose their £3.6bn donation in kind from the BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Nibor
      Happy New Year and it’s nice to see people thinking of those less fortunate – like members of the Labour Party . There seems plenty of twitter activity of wags saying they are joining the Labour Party to get Becky Wrong Daily elected next leader .

      In the end those who did the same for comrade Jeremy – currently attending to his allotment – have had their wise investment repaid many times over .

      Anyone listen to Toady ? Not me . I’m sure they’ll be doing ‘ specials ‘ in the lead up to our glorious brexit busily pointing out all the benefits of being an independent country again – or actually just carrying on the unquestioning support for the Remainers through the SNP .

      As for joining the Labour Party ? Never . I could never be associated with such a vile lot . As I write this I’m trying to think of a decent labour MP . Really can’t think of one now that the likes of Flint and Hoey have gone . Sad that .

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Meanwhile
        Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbots son has been charged with 11 – eleven – offences involving assaults on NHS staff in 3 hospitals and an indecent exposure – crimes which apparently happened over a number of weeks .

        Details in the daily mail – so that’s what a public school education does ….

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        • Thoughtful says:

          So all those insane elites like David Merritt the father of the murdered Cambridge loon who thought that all the wrong doers needed was a priviledged upbringing like they had are proven wrong, as Abbotts son returned to type.

          She claimed she sent him to public school because she didn’t want him getting in with the wrong crowd – seems he could manage that all on his own.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Thoughtful, “the murdered Cambridge loon” – that’s a bit unfair on Jack Merritt. He was, at least, trying to help repair some damage inflicted on his nation by politicians.

            “insane elites like David Merritt” and there I think you are being far too kind to a man who shamelessly exploited the death of his son for the benefit of the Labour Party during a General Election.

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        • Dover Sentry says:

          I blame the parent…

          Daily Mail link:

          “Abbott-Thompson is her only son from short marriage to Ghanaian architect”

          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7842415/Diane-Abbotts-privately-educated-son-28-charged-11-new-offences.htm

          Ghanaian architect??

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Ghanaian architect??

            There’s more than one joke in there somewhere.

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          • StewGreen says:

            On Google I get this
            No results found for “James Abbott Thompson” site:bbc.co.uk.

            \\ The BBC didn’t seem to mind televising at peak time the search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home when he had not been changed with anything.
            Yet when the potential Home Secretary’s son is charged with an assault on a police officer SILENCE, //

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          • Lefty Wright says:

            BRISSLES
            Are we talking oxymorons here or have I totally misunderstood your comment?

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Nibor
      What will the Swinson threepenny bits get you?

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  43. pugnazious says:

    A New Year but same old crap from the BBC as they get busy rewriting the history of the last ten years…as you know nothing happened before 2010 in the BBC calendar. Wonder what they did with all those glowing and glorious write-ups of a victorious Corbyn voted into power by a desperately grateful electorate, saving the country from a brutal Boris Johnson despotism? Maybe there was a bonfire of the vanities to rival the Aussies’ conflagration…suspect more tears and shirt-wrenching misery in Salford than in the Aussie Outback even as their houses burn.

    Chris Warburton on for Emma Barnett, an excellent match, helped to bring the New Year in with a bunch of usual suspects who all parroted the BBC/Guardian line about Boris, Trump and Brexit…all bad…apparently People only voted for Boris because he was the least bad. There was the Guardian’s Sean Ingle, the Sunday Times [and regular BBC contributor] Scarlett Russell and Jo Bunting from the BBC’s HIGNFY….not a fan of Boris of course
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cnst

    Then we get to the main moan…Marr…who seems to think he is about to get sacked for being a useless, biased and incompetent interviewer[lol…if that was the baseline the whole BBC would be out on its ear] and so is raking in the money cobbling together anti-Boris tracts in the commercial wild west….The Spectator and The New Statesman.…so much for the crucial importance of an independent BBC….funny how so many BBC bigshots head to other publications to make their blatantly highly political points and think that’s OK….funny how the BBC allows it as they are clearly using their BBC fame and respect to attract readers…the BBC of course indulges them, like Paul Wood in The Spectator pumping out anti-Trump lies for three years, because it suits their own agenda.

    Both his latest rants are self-serving biased tripe, and helpfuly try to put a shine on the Labour turd whilst seeking to excuse himself and damn Boris….amongst other targets like austerity and Brexit of course.

    His Spectator article is as baised as they come…

    ‘Am I to blame for Boris’s war on the BBC?’
    ‘Judging by briefings to newspapers, Boris Johnson now wants to come after the BBC, first by turning the licence fee into a voluntary contribution. I hope he doesn’t. And if he does, I hope it’s not because I frequently interrupted him the last time he was interviewed on my show. No, I don’t think it was a particularly elegant encounter and I wasn’t happy with it afterwards; but when politicians insist on delivering the same stump speech in response to almost every question, people in my position have a brutal choice. We either lie down quietly on the floor and allow ourselves to be jumped on (painful: Mr Johnson is rather large), or we have to try, somehow, to stop the verbal torrent and get some answers to specific questions, which can get irritatingly tetchy.’

    Ermmm..is Boris at war with the BBC or just asking sensible and relevant questions as the majority of people seem to be having doubts about the licence fee funding method….never mind the BBC’s political bias?

    Is Marr’s claim that Boris was ‘delivering the same stump speech in response to almost every question’ and thus Marr was right to be tetchy and frustrated right? No, that’s complete nonsense…Boris answered the questions….when allowed to…it was Marr’s constant and aggressive interruptions that stopped the answers flowing not the other way around….judge for yourself…transcript here…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/01121901.pdf

    Note Marr then going on to praise McDonnell…but of course again rubbish, McDonnell never gives a clear, truthful and specific answer in any interview…but no wonder Marr showers him with love when they are so obviously such great soul-mates as you’ll see from Marr’s next attempt at writing his own version of history in The New Statesman…which again is complete twaddle that proclaims a new dawn in politics when it is nothing new….he writes off austerity as nasty and suggests Boris will be rather sinister…

    ‘The New Right revolution’

    You can get a taste of the general drift of his thoughts with this paragraph…

    ‘Very recently it was common to hear people ask, with a genuine puzzlement, what had happened to the prospect of a mildly centrist, progressive, pro-European political force. The December 2019 election has shattered that possibility, perhaps for ever. The Blairites in the Labour Party are a tiny, uninfluential rump. Their vocal media cheerleaders are an anachronism.[lol…does he mean the BBC? He’d be right] The Europhile progressives who quit their parties have been everywhere rejected, not least because of Britain’s brutal first-past-the-post voting system…As the centre left goes through the agony of reimagining itself, it is at the mercy of Johnson’s world-view. ‘

    And here you have the clue as to why the BBC’s coverage was as it was….highly aggressive personal attacks on Boris and his character…the BBC tried to ‘assassinate’ him and portray him as untrustworthy, extreme, a liar and dangerous…because they knew Boris was personally someone the British electorate liked…as well as the brand of politics he represented…

    ‘The single most important question in British politics today is simply: “Who is Boris Johnson?” Those who retort with the now familiar shorthand – he’s a liar, a buffoon, an entitled, outdated snob, a coward – dismiss him, immediately after his great victory, a little too easily. He has qualities. He is strategic, clever and wily. To underestimate him is to help him. ‘

    A mysterious ‘Those’ eh?…..It was the BBC which relentlessly and brutally used that ‘short-hand’ to try and cripple Boris and his campaign….note no such savage portrayals of Corbyn despite his long known and well documented history of cheerleading for terrorists of all kinds, repressive states and anti-Semitism and an economic and political ideology that is proven to be ruinous and oppressive.

    It was the BBC that said Brexit was responsible for brutal murders and hate crimes, that Brexit politicians had ‘blood on their hands’, that Britain was a ‘nastier, more racist place’ because of Brexit. A BBC that, however, tells you Islam is a religion of peace despite it being in black and white in the Koran and the Hadiths that it is not and the endless attacks ‘in Islam’s name’…the BBC that ignored Corbyn’s own ‘terrorism’, a BBC that itself cheer-leads the IRA and used the threat of IRA violence to try and stop Brexit.

    It is not Corbyn who would have been the tyrannical dictator but the amiable Boris…and disagreeable journalists had better look out…[hmmm…odd how no such warnings about Corbyn who relentlessly threatened the media with ‘change is coming’ and his Momentum bootboys who pour a stream of abuse and threats towards all journalists who don’t parrot the Party line….and even if they do…just to keep them on their toes.

    ‘What we might see is a Johnson administration trying to amass power in an unusual way – brushing aside any attempted restraints from the courts and parliament, ruling from a very tight inner circle, and acting aggressively towards any non-compliant or questioning media. There are early signs of war against the BBC, but after that many more will be in the firing line. Journalists across SW1 should be cautious about assuming that this will unsettle or in some way offend new Tory voters across the rest of the country.’

    Here’s the really telling line though, one that illustrates perfectly how the BBC and liberal[as they see themselves] Intoleratti view those who voted for Brexit and then Boris…..

    ‘One day, I suppose, we will discover the solution to the Johnson conundrum. In big, simple terms, which way does he go now? Towards a new centre-ground politics, steering from the right, not the left? Or towards English populism: a culture war on behalf of the despised, the left-behind and the politically incorrect, waged against liberals and the younger “woke” of the big cities? ‘

    ‘The despised’? Who might they be and despised by whom exactly? We know the answer of course as stated above…vote for Brexit and Boris and you’re far-right scum. Are they‘Politically incorrect’ or people who have their own views which are not tolerated and accepted as legitimate by the likes of Marr…who proclaims and labels them politically incorrect when they are perfectly valid, legitimate and justifiable to so many people outside ‘the bubble’.

    Marr even admits this..
    ‘The future of Britain depends on which door he chooses. His revolution isn’t only a matter of nurses and Brexit; it’s about the tone of public debate, how we regard one another and who we accept as “one of us”.’

    The BBC just doesn’t accept Brexit and Boris voters as ‘one of us’…the BBC taking sides….note Marr’s dismissive and perjorative use of the term ‘English populism’….a term that the BBC likes to use in order to conjure to images of the far-right and Nazis marching across Europe once again….#duetobrexit.

    Marr defends Corbyn with a wilful blindness even as Labour MP’s tear savagey into Corbyn for running an appalling campaign and making economically illiterate promises of vast spending that no-one found credible…

    ‘ I don’t believe that Jeremy Corbyn lost the election because of a bad campaign….Nor am I completely convinced that the Labour manifesto was simply too ambitious and too generous to persuade voters. ‘

    More evidence of that blindness…

    ‘The “youthquake” of 2019 might not have been quite as large as that of 2017, but it was still there. ‘

    Even the BBC now admits there was no such ‘Youthquake’ on 2017…

    The myth of the 2017 ‘youthquake’ election
    ‘A surge in youth turnout has often been cited as the reason for Labour’s unexpectedly strong performance in the 2017 election. The trouble is, it seems there was no such “youthquake”, write members of the British Election Study team.’

    Marr’s piece goes on and on but utters nary a truth nor anything fresh or genuinely insightful….he claims there is a political revolution but in fact it’s back to the same old two party politics…it’s just that he doesn’t like that…calling first past the post ‘brutal’….not so brutal if Corbyn had won a landslide I’m sure.

    Marr attacks austerity, blaming it and the government that introduced it [note no mention of ‘Coalition’] for fracturing Britain and making it a land of poverty and inequality….have to say can’t say I’ve noticed from my viewpoint living in the real world as I do…most people, from all walks of life, seem to have got on with it and ‘survived’ quite nicely.

    ‘The shape of this revolution should not be a surprise. It began in the years after the 2008 financial crash, when the British state responded by radically restricting spending and, in doing so, greatly exaggerated the gap in life expectations, hope and happiness between the poorest social classes and least invested-in communities, and the rest. A fracture opened up between comfortable and uncomfortable Britain. That crack was then widened when David Cameron imported a plebiscite into British parliamentary democracy. It allowed the first big modern provincial rebellion against metropolitan power – an uprising that was about culture and dignity as well as economic position. ‘

    Nice to see he admits Brexit was not actually about economics….which begs the question why the BBC relentlessly concentrated on the supposed economics, the apocalyptic consequences, of Brexit…and still do….Marr unwittingly admitting that Parliament [though he refuses to say ‘Remainers] tried to block Brexit using the trick of saying they were working for the national interest to protect jobs and prosperity…code for Remain…

    ‘ Meanwhile, parliamentarians, aghast at the economic damage they feared was coming, and helped by a radically minded Speaker, failed to devise a form of Brexit that had majority support.’

    In the end this is love-letter from Marr to the Centre-left urging it to
    get back out there ‘dating’ again’…put the slap on, gird up their loins and get their profile on ‘Ponder’ the new political party dating site….just don’t right-swipe brothers and sisters.

    Marr revealing all too much about his real leanings and the loves of his life.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      Strange really that BBC ‘stars ‘ are allowed to voice their views so publicly for money – and goes against the ‘must be doing something right ‘ doctrine always used when attacked by the right and left .

      I think , strangely , the left attacks the BBC to defend it – in response to accurate hits from the likes of us .

      As for what Boris does – I think he will land up being led by events – some foreseeable and others not rather than the drive based on a ‘policy ‘

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Excellent post, Pugnnazious. Thanks.

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    • G says:

      Pug,
      Do you mean this “Red Andy”? The one who was seen, “…when he was a Trotskyite selling Trotskyite newspapers to bewildered railwaymen outside King’s Cross Station”.

      https://www.property118.com/mcdonnell-and-marr-lull-landlords-over-rtb-on-behalf-of-the-labour-party/

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  44. pugnazious says:

    When’s Andrew Marr’s birthday? I think I may have found the ideal present for a man who speaks so effluently out of his arse so much….

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  45. Dystopian says:

    Did anyone listen to the soundtrack chosen for the Londonistan fireworks last night? Noticed the “London is open” exclamation yet again, followed by a “song” involving (C)rap lyrics in a heavy West Indies accent listing a number of places, including Jamaica, then going on to say “Come back to London….London is the place for me”.
    No doubt chosen by the London bubble dwellers, inviting the invaders on behalf of the British taxpayers.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      It makes you understand why the national socialists up north want independence. We switched over to Freeview Red Button Channel 601. Although the main presenter was a lesbian, all the presenters and acts (including the much better quality music of Travis) where hideously White. And the music used with the fireworks was much more hideously civilised as well. I was qualified to watch the program because of evidence of Scottish blood in my Yorkshire family, obtained from granny in the 1960’s showing me a photo of her grandfather in a Kilt.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Dys:

      You may have noticed the music included the White Stripes tune now more commonly sung as “Oh Jeremy Corbyn”.

      Why was that?

      Was it passed by the Emir? Did he expect a Labour victory and wanted to suck up to Comrade Number One? Or was he putting two fingers up to Boris?

      Whatever it was, you can be sure that this did not happen by accident. Luckily, almost everyone in the crowd seems to have been a foreign tourist, so it went right over their heads.

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  46. Beltane says:

    Festive celebrations continue with tonight’s ‘Christmas University Challenge’ in which two teams of unknown and, on the evidence to date, largely uneducated non-entities from the BBC/Guardian/Independent Axis are each provided with six minutes of superfluous and pointless eulogy, initially from Paxman before being allowed to repeat themselves individually.
    Taking the credits and this introductory time out of the equation leaves just 22 minutes of actual quizzing – a continuation of the cost cutting formula evidently in place to protect all those ‘market rate’ salaries.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Belt – that font of all knowledge Afua Hirsch was captain of an earlier round, and her team got hammered.

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  47. davylars says:

    BBC lunchtime news.
    Reports on new year speeches from Boris and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

    No mention of Steptoes revolutionary crusade.

    Boris : “I know that many of you do not consider yourself natural Tories and may only have lent me your vote. I am humbled by your support and will work every day to keep it. I am also acutely aware that there are millions of people who did not vote for me and were disappointed by the result.
    “If you are one of them, I want to reassure you that I will be a prime minister for everyone, not just those who voted for me. I know that you love this country no less, simply because you voted for another party or wanted to remain.”

    Justin Welby is expected to call for the UK to “start healing some of the divisions that we’ve seen over recent years”, in his new year message.

    Corbyn- : “We’re up for the fight, to protect what we hold dear and to build to win and to transform.
    “The fight continues – there is no other choice.”“It won’t be easy. But we have built a movement, we are the resistance to Boris Johnson. We will be campaigning every day, we will be on the frontline, both in Parliament and on the streets.”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I watched the 2 minute rant from Comrade Corbyn and was left with no doubt that this character is nothing more than a campaigner who has a need not to win . To always have a ‘ fight ‘ .

      He has done Britain a great service and it would be just as good if his successor has the same attitude .
      No wonder the BBC likes him so much as they campaign for their favourite causes as well.

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    • vlad says:

      A born revolutionary street thug at heart.

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  48. Guest Who says:

    Now, what might make it ‘in’, and what might there be no time or space for? Mate.

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  49. Guest Who says:

    Trustworthy and chock full of integrity. Lord Hall says.

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  50. Guest Who says:

    Dig deep TVL-payers.

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