Weekend Thread 4 January 2020

The 11th day of Christmas . The Far Left BBC begins its new campaign to defeat the Conservative Government and our Brexit .
Project Fear is about to return . And they really don’t like anything the America President does or says…. drain the swamp

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282 Responses to Weekend Thread 4 January 2020

  1. Foscari says:

    There must be a unit in the diversity dept at the BBC
    especially set up to formulate euphemisms when there
    are Islamic terrorist attacks all over Europe and the world.
    ” A mental patient with a prayer book in his bag” in France.
    Thank god my grand-children at their school have security
    like Fort Knox to protect them from mental patients with
    prayer books in their bags!!


    • Fedup2 says:


      The euphemism unit put out a tweet about the ‘severe depletion’ of Yiddish speakers in the mid 20th century .

      No doubt the BBC will hold a ‘severe depletion ‘ Memorial Day ….


  2. StewGreen says:

    The times article about BBC Labs creating bots to convert BBC news stories to manga comic book style format, to gain youth audience.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      A comic book style example? The BBC wins the Fake Climate News 2019 competition.


  3. theisland says:

    Apologies if already posted.
    Delingpole on the Australian fires.

    And his follow up attack on the ‘Green Blob’.

    So here you have a significant problem: Britain’s de facto state broadcaster, still taken seriously by a worrying percentage of the population, is pumping out not environmental news but pure green propaganda. And almost no one is correcting it or gainsaying it.
    But it gets worse. Normally, you might expect the print media – at least the conservative print media – to counter the BBC’s relentlessly leftist green narrative. It rarely does though because its editors are running scared.


  4. StewGreen says:

    ” On Thursday, just days after the teen’s guilty verdict was delivered, the leaders of Cyprus and Israel met to sign a billion-dollar gas ‘EastMed’ pipeline deal in Athens, further emphasising their close ties.”


  5. Thoughtful says:

    “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”

    I suggest one or two of us try these quotations in front of the usual virulent hate filled lefties you can find everywhere, and wait for the inevitable accusation of ‘Islamofauxbia’.

    The quotation is directly from the mouth of Ayatollah Khomeini hardly someone who could be described as ‘islamofauxbik’ in any sense.

    He also said:

    “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field.”


  6. Guest Who says:

    ITTB looks into who the BBC looks into. Ain’t pretty.



    What is it about murderous regimes and meddling oligarchs and their ‘charities’ that first attracted the support of the supposed state broadcaster of an ally in the war against terror?

    I think we should be told.

    In fact, I may ask.

    First the BBC, then OFCOM, the dcms, then my MP and then, if that all fails… as seems likely on past evidence… anyone vying for office next election.


  7. taffman says:

    \\’The ghost of Manzanar’: Japanese WW2 internee’s body found in US//
    How about a balanced view Al Beeb ?
    A report on all the atrocities carried out by the Japanese in their camps in the Far East during WWII ?


    • taffman says:

      I recommend their researchers make a start by reading this book…………..’The Knights of Bushido’ by Edward Russell
      Warning to their “snowflakes”, they may find it very upsetting?


  8. Thoughtful says:

    How very odd to see the almost exclusively white crowd of left wing Fascists in London with their socialist workers placards condemning the death of an Iranian war criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people.

    Labours John McDonnell even gave a speech condemning the killing as apparantly only White people deserve to die!

    Meanwhile genuine Iranian refugees from the regime have been celebrating, hoping for the downfall of the religious maniacs regime so presumably they can return home.

    Odd to see the Fascists taking a position opposing the Muslim Shias in Britain, but then their hatred of white people knows no bounds.

    In Germany though where Merkel the Mad allowed unchecked numbers of Islamist terrorists into Germany Bogus Iranian asylum seekers have been protesting the killing.

    They should all have been rounded up, their stories for why they are eligible for asylum checked, and if they have lied, returned back to their home countries!


    • taffman says:

      How many Iranian ‘sleepers’ and sympathisers already in the UK?


  9. Dover Sentry says:

    The irony is that Trump will receive respect in the Arab world for his strong, swift and decisive action.

    But not so from our BBC that represents us globally.


    • StewGreen says:

      “He good man, he strong man” is a common phrase in the ME
      I’ve heard them talk about Margaret Thatcher like that.


  10. vlad says:

    While the leftist media (including of course Al-beeb) shed buckets of tears for the ‘assassinated’ (humanely removed) Iranian General (terrorist), wringing their hands as they warn of dire consequences, other voices are saying ‘good riddance’ and that the world is a safer place.
    Just don’t expect those voices to be aired by our impartial unbiased broadcaster.

    But hey, look on the bright side: the world is rid of a terrorist who, having died a martyr’s death, is now in paradise enjoying his 72 presumably underage virgins.

    Win-win, everybody happy.

    (Except Al-beeb and perhaps 72 other people.)


    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC is almost willing a ‘told you so’ opportunity. Guess they figure their bunker is good enough.

      However, almost none in a media estate comprised mainly by TDS sufferers has anyone thought about the likely targets, and more crucially what this says about what is being confronted.

      Or how a small but growing psychotic % of the population allowed to live amongst us will react should the playbook be repeated.

      And offered full platform to revel in it by the state fifth column.


      • Guest Who says:



        • The WestWyvern says:

          I wonder if the Al Beeb will give so much coverage when HRH shuffles off?

          It’s really obscene the amount of coverage they are giving to timely killing this uniformed terrorist.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Don’t forget Sunni Muslims ALL HATE Iran because it is Shia. The ones we have taken in as refugees who have claimed they have a ‘well founded fear of persecution’ also HATE the religious leaders in Iran.

        That leaves a small minority who should not be in the UK, perhaps because they made a false claim of asylum and should now be returned having demonstrated their true colours, and others who were given citizenship but probably should never have been so.


  11. Guest Who says:

    I miss Mandy Rice Davies.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, scoring points elsewhere…


    • The WestWyvern says:

      Err, John, note to yourself….they are not allowed. TalksportRadio have the exclusive ball by ball commentary of England overseas test matches. They outbid Al Beeb to the rights. Beebs answer is to get former players sitting around having a jolly boys and girls laugh and joke with occasional updates from ‘aggers’ who is only allowed to comment on what has happened not what is happening.

      They are doing it more and more with mid week or sat evening football too.

      I’d recommend Talksports cricket commentary, far more up to date than the Al Beeb approach. And remind me again, what sport do the Beeb actually cover live once they’ve paid the crisp salesman wages….ahh yes wimmins football and darts.

      Good way to spend the licence fee.


  13. taffman says:

    Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC wants to lead the opposition .
    He wants to rebuild trust in the Labour Party ???
    But, but what about Dianne Abbot ?


    • The WestWyvern says:

      Dame Kier, please Taffman.

      Given provenance as the 2nd item on the 11pm news,just behind the Iranian Terrorist and NSW fires…..


  14. Guest Who says:

    Imagine one’s surprise.


    • JimS says:

      The ‘brilliant’ Jess hates half the population that are men and half the women that vote Conservative, yet she expects everyone to like her!


    • Banania says:

      “…fearless, funny, warm & has HUGE charisma…”
      Just like Ayesha herself, then.


    • Banania says:

      Huge what?


  15. Tabs says:

    I had the misfortune to channel hop and land on BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer. Same old tired format of 4 judges talent show.

    The 4 judges consist of: black gay man, white gay man, black women, and Cheryl Ann Tweedy/Cole/Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (delete as applicable).

    The on stage presenter is a black woman sometimes joined by a black man. About 75% of the acts are black.

    No surprise there then.


  16. SkeptikEye says:

    The worry by politcians that ‘sleeper cells’ may be activated to reek revenge for the killing of Qassem Soleimani . Yet no one (NGO aid workers who facilitated their safe passage across the Mediterranean, Aegean and North seas nor Angela Merkel who said all are ‘Welkommen’) will be held accountable!


    • Thoughtful says:

      Whilst not wishing to be a pedant it’s wreak revenge. Reek is smoke or a bad smeel


      • Nibor says:

        Interesting word ; whilst . Could while be just as applicable ?


        • NameNotNumber says:

          Pedantique , moi ?

          I do feel obliged to point out that, in English, there is no space between the word preceding the punctuation mark and the punctuation mark itself.

          For example, this sentence looks wrong:
          Jenny said , “ That pedant’s unbelievable ! ”

          The correct punctuation would be:
          Jenny said, “That pedant’s unbelievable!”


      • SkeptikEye says:

        Oops! Well spotted Thoughtful and I stand corrected. Bit of brain fade there. I must becoming dyslexic in my advancing years


        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Oh, don’t apologise to Thoughtful. It will only encourage her.
          People with really brilliant creative minds often make spelling mistakes or errors of grammar when composing.
          Let’s get on with real business.


  17. Guest Who says:

    John is funny.


    • john in cheshire says:

      Is Mr Sweeney having a nervous breakdown? I hope not.
      But if he’s heard to say he’s out of his meds, I’d recommend running away as fast as possible.


    • StewGreen says:

      Apply the projection test to what Sweeney says
      yep Sweeney “gibbers gibberishly”
      .. presents us with a fantasy and “offers practically nil in asserting his fantasy”


  18. Dystopian says:

    Naga Machete on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Isn’t she already?


  19. Fedup2 says:

    Saturday night – President Trump has sent another twitter warning to Iran warning of further action . No mention of it on the BBC radio news . All a bit close to the edge .


  20. taffman says:

    Like Hs2 , Al Beeb is a waste of tax payer’s money.
    Boris, scrap the both of them.


    • popeye says:

      I note that since the election there has been a steady drip of articles against HS2, a couple more today, even on BBC website. Methinks that this is the prelude for cancellation and the money being spent ‘oop North to strengthen the Tory footholds – a policy I actually agree with


  21. StewGreen says:

    The Ed Miliband show on Radio 4 show finishes
    an thn on BBC2 there is a trailer for he
    @edballs Travels in Euroland coming next week
    .. ooh look he is visiting “Europe’s far right”


  22. vlad says:

    Update on the Paris islamic terror attack – or as the beeb would have it: Confused man just looking for some aspirin. (As per their usual MO, the beeb are slowly drip-feeding some ’embarrassing’ facts into their report.)

    1) ‘Philippe Bugeaud, deputy director of the regional judicial police, said there were a number of religious books in the 22-year-old attacker’s bag, “some of which we can classify as being Salafist”.’

    2) But get this, beeb: ‘Prosecutors said on Saturday that “an act of terrorism cannot be ruled out just because a person has psychiatric problems”.’

    So for years all the beeb’s whitewashing of terrorists as ‘mentally ill’ has been a lie: they can be both mentally disturbed AS WELL AS terrorists. In fact to attempt to murder complete strangers sort-of implies some degree of mental illness, does it not? Coupled with blind adherence to a violent ideology.

    Let me make it simple enough for even a beeboid to understand: Mental instability + a creed that preaches violence = one shiny new born-again terrorist.



  23. Loobyloo says:

    Oh dear, Al Beeb trying desperately to equate Christianity and Islam
    Burkina Faso: ‘We’re raising our daughter as both Christian and Muslim’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50892314

    ‘Islam is a religion that promotes tolerance and the acceptance of others in their way of seeing things,” she says.’

    The article then goes on to describe the problems of religious intermarriage..
    ‘ Denis is open to temporarily converting, which, the couple say, some Christian men do for the Islamic ceremony to appease the bride’s relatives before converting back.’
    ‘ If the man is Christian and the woman is Muslim, in general it is the parents of the woman who refuse.”
    She is still trying to persuade her mother to approve of the relationship’


    • vlad says:

      ‘Islam is a religion that promotes tolerance and the acceptance of others in their way of seeing things,” she says.’

      Ha ha, who says the beeb don’t have a sense of humour?

      “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who
      disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads
      and strike off every fingertip of them.”
      “Allah”(Quran 8:12)

      “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and
      kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”
      Muhammad (Ibn Ishaq 992)



    • Scroblene says:

      Loobs, the only ‘religion’ now is ‘trans-vegan’!

      They don’t grow tomatoes in ‘Thanet Earth’ during the cold months, as toms really need a lot of light, not necessarily a lot of heat. This fact will confuse the BBC, as 1) Vegans will be deprived of Vit C, and a delicious red vegetable, (fruit actually, but that’s an ‘ecumenical issue’ as grunted by Father Jack), and, 2) Toms can self-fertilise, therefore another quandary will muck up the GQT teams’ under-managers for at least a series, and will probably make the Toady God-slot one day!

      There used to be another farming religion, exposed on the BBC, ‘The Archers’, or ‘Archerism’, but when their assistant-sub-managerettes managed to totally buqqer up the stories, introduce all sorts of ‘issues’ from ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘The twilight zone’, most of the population switched off! Mrs O’Blene definitely did…


      • Charlie Farley says:

        And then the ” Rewilding ” story line ……used to be a regular listener but stopped a long time ago. My farming friends think its gone down hill since the Londonista female producers took over


  24. vlad says:

    While the traitors at the beeb fill our screens with uncritical, unchallenged footage of ‘mourners’ in Iran (sponsored and whipped up by the government?), David Wood paints a different picture: many Iranians at home and abroad are celebrating the death of the terrorist general and long for the day the whole rotten, oppressive, brutal theocracy crumbles so they can breathe free again, and resume normal relations with the West.


  25. AsISeeIt says:

    In a week in which Jess Phillips joined the ever increasing field of Labour leadership contenders….

    Just to lighten the mood for a moment, did you know the Guardian’s women’s fooball writer was named Suzanne Wrack ?



    • Nodding Dog says:

      Just to lighten the mood for a moment, did you know the Guardian’s women’s fooball writer was named Suzanne Wrack ?

      No I didn’t know that!Then again I don’t read the Guardian and I do not wish to read about women’s football either.


    • Banania says:

      Fooball sounds my kind of game.


  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:


    Does this mean I can get compensation from every place selling halal food which I could object to for the same reason as the bloke above.


  27. AsISeeIt says:

    Alighting on the subject of sex, the BBC carry a report about young women upset that their paid for and videoed porno performances were somewhat more widely circulated than they wanted. The BBC story is written as though this were some kind of #MeToo issue.


    In fact these prostitutes – carefully and euphemistically termed ‘models’ by the BBC – seem to have much more of a copyright or royalties case against their employer.

    Oh well, I guess the BBC can’t help itself these days – it has about three-and-a-half different narrative agendas and pushes them at every opportunity. Given that each of its obsessions is based in left-liberal groupthink you could say it has a one track mind.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      We have to understand that (presumably) these ‘models’ were depicting heterosexual activity. At this stage, there is very little knowledge of such things in the BBC, so it is challenging for them to report it.

      And as a wise woman once said: “The main people exploited by pornography are middle-aged men with credit cards”.


  28. Guest Who says:


    Sow. Reap.

    This will upset all the right people. And affect no one who votes.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Local news , this morning they failed to censor this item
    Lincolnshire Police have again objected to the transfer of an alcohol licence to a man Aram Salar who went on the run to Iraq for five years after facing charges of trademark breaches and money laundering.

    I guess they’ll remove it from later bulletins


  30. StewGreen says:

    “Ministers are set to snub BBC’s Newsnight after it hires Labour activist who made a string of anti-Tory comments on social media
    and likened Boris Johnson to Enoch Powell.
    Lewis Goodall seems good at smirking”


    • scribblingscribe says:

      I started snubbing Newsnight years ago, when Ian Katz, a Guardian editor took over and dragged it down to the same nonsense as his former newspaper.

      Katz is now in charge of programs at Channel 4, under him Ch4 has lost a staggering number of viewers.


    • vlad says:

      The above sentence should end sooner:

      ‘Ministers are set to snub BBC’


  31. Guest Who says:

    Andy goes classy.


  32. Guest Who says:

    This the lass who arrived from Pakistan to report across Australia, bragging about her long haul flight?

    Wonder when she gets a Bowen flak jacket and codpiece?


    • pugnazious says:

      Does the BBC have no Aussie reporters? Why import a Muslim from Pakistan? Within 10 minutes ‘Sunday’ had a Muslim reporter reporting on Bee keeping at a mosque…then we had Islamic relief on to ‘celebrate the earth’….hate to think what the rest of the programme contained….seems 3 million Muslims in Britain have captured the BBC so many seem to be on there these days…and taking important, influential, senior positions that are clearly moving BBC coverage to promote Islamic interests and issues.

      The BBC is trying to normalise Islam….would it do the same for members of the EDL?


      • JimS says:



      • maxincony says:


        …and taking important, influential, senior positions that are clearly moving BBC coverage to promote Islamic interests and issues.

        Bee keeping.

        Bee keeping!



        OH THE HORROR!!!!


    • StewGreen says:

      She should have seen some rain cos overnight it’s been reported. (confirmed on LBC just now)
      Central/northern NSW still not rained.
      except when it rained a bit on the Queensland border last week.
      I’m guessing when there are rain clouds above the pollution can’t escape and air stats are worse.


      • StewGreen says:



        • BRISSLES says:

          When I listen to Tom Cheshire (sky) reporting on the bush fires, I just want to slit my wrists !! his voice would turn milk sour.


      • maxincony says:


        I’m guessing when there are rain clouds above the pollution can’t escape and air stats are worse.



    • StewGreen says:

      Look at Shaimaa’s dust mask
      She’s wearing it for a photo not for working.
      Cos the fumes would come in at the top, as she has failed to bend the metal so it fits snugly around her nose.


  33. pugnazious says:

    The Americans take out a mass murderer, one who planned and directed terrorist attacks across the Middle East, a man who uses his terrorist militias, like Hezbollah, to take over and control other countries like Lebanon and Iraq, who suports the terrorists of Hamas and the driving force behind the attempts to destroy Israel….a man who also supplied, supported and provided safe haven for the Taliban whilst they were killing British troops and who also provided sanctuary for Al Qaeda operatives to hide out in Iran.

    ‘Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran’s Help’
    ‘Interviews with al-Qaeda members and bin Laden’s family reveal a pact that allowed the group to prepare for its next phase.’

    The BBC response was to tell us he had ‘protected Iranian interests in the region’, if you’d listened to Jeremy Bowen you’d have had no idea that this man had orchestrated a bloody reign of terror, war and insurrection across the Middle East destabilising nations and targeting the Jews…causing endless cycles of violence and war….the BBC prefers to emphasise that the Iranians helped in the fight against ISIS…so all-round good eggs then.

    Listening to the BBC you’d be forgiven for thinking that the killing had just come out of nowhere, there was no rhyme or reason, it was purely Americn aggression from a reckless and intemperate President who has no plan and indeed no idea of what he is doing.

    The BBC’s FOOC had Jim Muir giving us a very non-commital, non-judgemental run-down of historic Iranian actions that resolutely failed to provide any inkling that there was anything wrong with what the Iranians had been doing…a complete lack of the usual condemnation, moralising, finger-wagging, point-scoring accusations that the BBC adopts when the West, and especially Israel, is involved in any action over there…for example Yemen..a war driven by the Iranians who encourage, train, finance and arm the terrorists attacking the Yemeni state and keeping the savage war going…the BBC for a long time refused to even acknowledge that the Iranians were the main sponsors of this war, that they are the instigators, the catalyst…it is however the Saudis, and their Western allies, who are the target of the BBC’s moralising and condemnation.

    Immediately following Muir’s pièce de résistance there came one on the invasion of Panama, curiously linked to Iran by the BBC. What we heard was that invading countries was wrong and war was terrible….do you get the message? Attacking Iran must not happen! The BBC’s finest rushing out a rather crude and clumsy attempt to censure The West and voice their disapproval of US actions….whilst, as noted, not bothering to voice any similar disapproval of the Iranians.

    Jon Sopel of course doesn’t want to miss out on the action nor miss the chance to have a dig at Trump and Brexit….it’s all linked….war with Iran and Brexit….lol.


    Sopel, rather than concentrating on getting it right in his own BBC reports, has written up a little rant in the Mail…undoubtedly BBC approved as are so many of these non-BBC off-piste articles by BBC reporters…helping to ensure the BBC narrative is sneakily inserted into papers and publications that don’t support the BBC world-view in general and thus enabling the BBC message to reach people who might not otherwise hear it. The BBC trying to exert its influence and maintain its domination of the news agenda.

    Sopel slips in the usual digs and slurs aimed at Trump but the main point of the article is to undermine Brexit [the war goes on]….

    ‘Far more controversial was the decision to keep America’s closest ally, the UK, in the dark. There was nothing. Not a nod or a wink.
    Maybe it wasn’t actually a conscious decision. Maybe – even worse – it just never occurred to the US to tell Boris Johnson.

    Either way it suggests at best indifference, or at worst mild contempt for the Special Relationship. But this has consequences for Britain. ….For all the talk of intelligence sharing and the closeness of our militaries, when the rubber hit the road it counted for nothing. It is a useful reminder as Britain contemplates a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, that there are going to be no ‘mates’ rates’, no special favours. Donald Trump – and here this unorthodox president is like all his predecessors – will drive a hard, and ruthless bargain.’

    Odd isn’t it that during the negotiations with the EU the EU side was never represented as driving ‘a hard, and ruthless bargain’…no witterings about the EU First….as of course was the case…all we got was constant assurances that the EU was doing everything in the best interests of all and that their way was the only rational, pragmatic and reasonable way….the Brits were disorganised, intransigent and stupid and had totally unrealistic expectations and demands…according to the BBC.

    You can guarantee that the BBC airwaves will be filled with programmes telling us what a lovely country Iran is, how the people are wonderful and friendly and that the war-mongering by the West is colonialist, imperialist aggression against an innocent country…it is the same narrative everytime the sabres begin rattling over Iran…the BBC pumps out endless pro-Iranian, anti-West propaganda.

    When Labour’s Ian Austin condemned Corbyn as someone who always sided with Britain’s enemies, who didn’t love Britain, who preferred Russia, Iran and Islamist terrorists and anti-Semites, the BBC refused to report what he said live on the Today programme….the immediate and subsequent news bulletins did not quote his absolutely damning words despite their dynamite accusations.
    Why didn’t they report his words? Because the BBC has the exact same world-view as Corbyn…it prefers to take the side of Britain’s enemies, including the EU, than that of Britain.

    The likes of Bowen & Co are the enemy within. The BBC is the most dangerous organisation in Britain today.


    • john in cheshire says:

      muslims don’t need an excuse to carry out atrocities against non-muslims. They have been attacking and killing us for 1400 years. How do the ignorant and feeble minded think Iran became a muslim country?

      The muslim goal is world domination; and it matters not whether they are shite or sunni; and they won’t stop until they are once again stopped.


    • Dover Sentry says:

      Replying to Pug’s post:-


      I quote:
      “The BBC is the most dangerous organisation in Britain today.”


    • Thoughtful says:

      All of this is of course true but, the Americans are friends with the even worse Saudi Arabia, who attacked them on their own soil on 9/11 and which their government cravenly covered up.

      ISIS is a creation of Saudi – Al Qaeda is a creation of Saudi, Theresa May covered up the report on Saudi sponsered terrorism in the UK Saudi won’t even recognise the existence of Israel, and will not allow anyone with an Israeli stamp on their passport to travel there.

      We are dealing with relative terror threats here, and yes Sulaimani was an evil man, but then so is Mohammed Bin Salman – probably even more evil.

      It is the Western political elites love of petro dollars which has led to this. There is no doubt in my mind the Saudis have bought Trump, just like they bought all his predecessors, and many other Western leaders.

      I have deep suspicions of Boris and many others having taken money from Iran hence his lukewarm response (other than his utter cowardice and incompetence).

      I have heard an allegation today that Cameron has been receiving bribe money from Saudi and other oil rich Sunni countries via offshore companies based in Panama. Detailed evidence which appears to be credible.

      We know that Saudi and Iran are sworn enemies and we know they are effectively fighting a war in Yemen we through our political elites have chosen to side with Saudi.

      If the allegations here are true it would mean a betrayal of the people by the political elites which wouldf make the Brexit betrayal look minor.


  34. pugnazious says:

    When the Israelis began boycotting the BBC for its anti-Israeli reporting, reporting that helped fuel the plague of anti-Semitism now engulfing Europe, if not the world, the BBC decided it had to do something to get the Israelis back on side and make them play ball again….thus we had the Balen Report which investigated the BBC’s reporting on all things Israeli. What did the findings reveal? We’ll never know, but we can ‘guess’, as the BBC went to extraordinary and expensive lengths to hide the report claiming it was held for purposes of journalism and thus didn’t come under the FOI Act. Undoubtedly it revealed that BBC news was biased and killed Jews. Surely it is vitally important that we know the contents of this report if it shows indepth evidence of biased, anti-Israel, BBC reporting.
    Odd how they rail against Boris for apparently inciting the next ‘Jo Cox’ murder by using the phrase ‘surrender act’ but not at all concerned about their own actual incitement to anti-Semitism with years of reporting that demonises Israel.

    Will the BBC now instigate a similar investigation into its reporting of the election in light of the Government’s refusal to appear on Today and now possibly not on the ever more biased Newsnight programme…especially as it has now recruited someone who is openly anti-Tory and anti-Boris…but what’s new in that for the BBC? Will we hear that Barbara Plett cried for a forlorn Jeremy Corbyn as he was driven away from his office on the final day…..“When the car carrying the frail old man drove away from the office that bore witness to his ruined leadership I started to cry …”

    And if they do instigate such a report will it ever see the light of day or will evidence of extreme and blatant bias by our most powerful and linfluential broadcaster be swept under the carpet again and hidden from view? The BBC allowed once again to get away with metaphorical murder in this case [the character assassination of Boris, ‘Tories’ and leave voters in general] and the actual ‘murder’ of Jews with reporting that incites hatred against Jews worldwide?


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      If the bbc gets 99 complaints saying it is biased against the right and 1 complaint saying it is biased against the left it will say ”we get accused of bias by both sides” and it will be true.
      They then say, because of complaints by both sides, “we think we are getting it about right”


      • Not Gwent says:

        Marr and his paper ladies this morning were apparently 100% in favour of action on the climate because future voters demand it (or words to that effect).

        State Broadcaster found no disagreement. What must it be like to unarguably hold the moral high ground yet take money under licence from the wallets of the great unwashed? No qualms?


  35. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Lots of noise about hs2 today.

    This is the train set that gets you to a station outside Birmingham 15 minutes quicker which you then take off the 30 minutes it will take to get the connection to the centre of Birmingham.
    It will take longer to get to the city centre if you use hs2.

    Same in the other direction to (outer) London.

    Add more time (lost) making your way out to the hs2 station to start your journey.

    Today, the latest cost is estimated at 108 £billions.

    The handful of people involved in making the hs2 decisions are making themselves fabulously rich(er) day by day.
    We don’t want it but the few that do want it are the ones who have the power to stop it. But, of course, they will not.


    • G says:

      “…..Add more time (lost) — (and taking the ever growing risk of being stabbed/shot on the way) — making your way out to the hs2 station to start your journey.”


    • JimS says:

      Where do you think Birmingham Curzon Street, the HS2 Birmingham station, is situated? It was the original terminus for the Birmingham – London railway, it is adjacent to Moor Street and across the road from New Street. How close to the centre of Birmingham is ‘close’?


  36. Ed Hitter says:

    A new year but nothing changes as the BBC’s Dateline London programme still rolls out its leftie leaning panel of journo experts including dear aunt Polly of the Grauniad.
    Much chat about Iran, all blaming Trump for being mad, bad, devious, dangerous etc but absolutely nothing about why Suleimani was such a threat in the first place, what he did, who he murdered etc. A few swipes at Boris along the way. Oh hum, here we go…
    If you want context, balance and background about this hugely complicated scenario don’t follow the BBC with its broad brushstroke approach – try Maajid Nawaz on Twitter, a sane Muslim voice whose current thread about Iran provides the many sides of a very nuanced argument.


    • Banania says:

      Also Mahya Tousi (You Tube videos). Not a moslem voice but a Persian emigrant voice.


  37. vlad says:

    Those of you with long memories may just remember last week’s events in Paris when ‘a man’ accidentally stabbed 3 people while looking for a chemist’s to top up on his meds. (Could happen to anyone, right?)

    In what must be a first, this perfectly innocent aspirin misunderstanding has now been handed over to the French anti-terror police.

    The short article below is worth reading for all the damning information it provides which the bbc ignore completely in a deliberate act of misinformation.

    Tip to all readers: learn a muslim prayer in Arabic; it could save your life one day.

    “French prosecutors treating deadly stabbing outside Paris as terror attack.”



  38. Roland Deschain says:

    Well, consistent in that he consistently omits half the story.


    • pugnazious says:

      SShhh….don’t talk about this….the inconvenient truth. It’s the same in California where the fires were able to rage for so long because of the failure to manage the brush and trees properly.

      ‘For more than a century, people have been snuffing out fire across the West. As a result, forests, grasslands and shrub lands like those in the Bouverie reserve are overgrown. That means that, when fire escapes suppression, it’s more destructive. It kills more trees, torches more homes and sends far more carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.

      The devastating fires that hit Bouverie and a large swath of Northern California’s wine country in October killed 42 people and destroyed nearly 7,000 buildings. In California’s Sierra Nevada in recent years, megafires have burned at much greater severity than those forests ever saw in the past, killing trees across large landscapes and unleashing enormous quantities of carbon. The remedy, Berleman and many other scientists say, is to reintroduce fire to the landscape by allowing more natural fires to burn and setting controlled burns when weather conditions minimize the risk of a catastrophic blaze.

      “We have 100 years of fire suppression that has led to this huge accumulation of fuel loads, just dead and downed debris from trees and plant material in our forests, and in our woodlands,” says Berleman. “As a result of that, our forests and woodlands are not healthy, and we’re getting more catastrophic fire behavior than we would otherwise.”’


  39. Celtic_Mist says:

    The BBC (and the rest) have been less than honest about Qasem Soleimani travel restrictions and the fact that the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have been designated as a terrorist organisation – bias by ommission

    “Under the Iran nuclear deal, a U.N. arms embargo on the country and a travel ban on Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani are due to expire next year. The Quds Force is the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).”

    “On April 15, the IRGC will be added to the State Department’s FTO list, which includes 67 other terrorist organizations including Hizballah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hizballah, and al-Ashtar Brigades.
    The IRGC FTO designation highlights that Iran is an outlaw regime that uses terrorism as a key tool of statecraft and that the IRGC, part of Iran’s official military, has engaged in terrorist activity or terrorism since its inception 40 years ago.
    The IRGC has been directly involved in terrorist plotting; its support for terrorism is foundational and institutional, and it has killed U.S. citizens. It is also responsible for taking hostages and wrongfully detaining numerous U.S. persons, several of whom remain in captivity in Iran today.
    The Iranian regime has made a clear choice not only to fund and equip, but also to fuel terrorism, violence, and unrest across the Middle East and around the world at the expense of its own people.
    The Iranian regime is responsible for the deaths of at least 603 American service members in Iraq since 2003. This accounts for 17% of all deaths of U.S. personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011, and is in addition to the many thousands of Iraqis killed by the IRGC’s proxies.
    This action is a significant step forward in our maximum pressure campaign against the Iranian regime. We will continue to increase financial pressure and raise the costs on the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist activities until Tehran abandons this unacceptable behavior.

    Typically the likes of the (failing) independent lead with headlines written to serve Trump haters



  40. StewGreen says:

    Tap, tap, tap : Local radio “Siemens is one of Lincolnshire’s largest employers, it’s UK chief exec @Juergen_Maier recently left the country, so here’s a clip we have CHOSEN to play about what his chief achievements have been .. It’s from 5 Live Business on January 3rd”
    JM “Yes Diversity and inclusion has been my biggest achievement
    .. but Britain’s society has recently been moving against this,”
    .. I’m betting this bubbleworld guy means Brexit rather than intolerance from the Labour Party and Islamic influences

    “as a gay man I say ..”
    True equality of opportunity is good, but I also bet that by diversity he means CONFORMITY to the libmob bubbleworld that you must hate-Brexit, hate-Trump and Love the Green-Dreamery like Greta and Open Borders


  41. taffman says:

    “Labour leadership: Two contenders blame manifesto for trust issues”
    They did not listen before and they are still not listening now.
    “Lessons to be learned.”
    Just how many lessons do they need ?


    • chancygardner says:

      My other half was calling across the house yesterday (the way you do because it’s clearly much easier to shout across a house than walk up to one another).

      “Is that whatssisname up for the leadership then?”, she asked

      “Who do you mean?”, I called back.

      “You know, that Steiner bloke”.

      I paused for a minute wondering why she had confused a Labour leadership candidate’s name with a character out of the 1970’s Peckinpah film ‘Cross of Iron’ but then realised she meant Steir Kramer.

      I then surmised how the mistake could so easily have been made: Check out his steely gaze. Those ice-cold eyes and fixed look would be perfect for playing an SS officer. This could be good news for Sir Steir Kramer. If a career in politics never blossoms further than the front row of the opposition, he could always up schticks and audition for a re-make of the aforementioned film as Captain Hauptmann Stransky, previously played by Maximilian Schell.

      Yey wait a minute….Maximillian?


      • Fedup2 says:

        Ha ha “Demarcation – demarcation “

        “I have no territorial ambition with regard to the Sudetenland “


      • Banania says:

        Very perceptive. There is a heel-clicking roboticism about him.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Got to admit I laughed when I heard Starmer talking about the manifesto as if any one would ever believe any party and its manifesto ever again .


  42. Cane Corso says:

    The Archers. The last Beeb programme to echo within our home, while preparing dinner. It appears many are switching off even the Archers. Seriously though folks, that programme, together with Farming Today (11minutes) and the market news about meat and international wheat (long dead), used to inform us poor townies about our most important industry. All fading to oblivion, replaced by the opinions of the ignorant.


  43. taffman says:

    Why the Welsh Assembly needs closing down……………………..

    Just what do they do for Wales ? Al Beeb don’t even mention them ?


  44. StewGreen says:

    BBC best friend of the Big Green HedgeFund
    He’s tweeted this article 5 times
    In addition he has tweeted promos to his radio show which was on R4 today and part2 next week (also on world service)

    There is a real world and on the graph of world energy consumption
    coal, gas, and oil use increases, yet the bright orange line of renewables is tiny and doesn’t increase at the same rate as they do.
    Every time you connect new wind/solar you are adding prioritised supply which costs more than 3 times the £40/MWh price of conventional fuels ..meaning the NHS has to take nurses off the ward.


  45. Thoughtful says:


    An adviser to H.J.Ansari Zarif, the deputy for parliamentary and Iranian affairs within Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, specifically threatened to expose every corrupt official who accepted bribes to make the Iran deal happen three years ago, while the chief of inspections at the UN nuclear watchdog agency resigned suddenly, the agency said on Friday without giving a reason, according to Reuters.

    “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen” Middle East analyst for The Jerusalem Post, Raman Ghavami tweeted the remarks allegedly made by Hassan Ghashghavi , the deputy foreign minister of Iran.

    The very next day after Iran made these threats Boris Johnson flew to the USA and appeared on Fox news attempting to save the Iran nuclear deal.

    If that doesn’t smack of dodgy dealing and present a prima facie case to investigate Johnson over potential acceptance of Bribe money then nothing will.

    Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, pleaded with Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on Monday. Johnson, in the US but not scheduled to meet Trump in person, appealed instead via an opinion piece in the New York Times and a more direct channel: an appearance on Fox & Friends, the president’s news show of choice.



    • Doublethinker says:

      So you believe that Boris took a bribe from Iran to try to stop Trump from shutting down the Odama Iran deal. How does the blackmail you speculate about fit with the present day Foreign Secretary and the Defence Secretary both issuing statements this weekend in support of the US strike against Soliemani . Boris is hardly likely to sanction this if the Iranians can expose him as taking bribes when he was FS.


      • Thoughtful says:

        The Foreign Secretary this morning declined to give his full backing to the US strike that killed Soleimani as he labelled the general a ‘regional menace’.

        Mr Raab is expected to meet his French and German counterparts early this week before travelling to Washington DC on Thursday for face-to-face talks with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

        The meeting, understood to have been arranged ahead of the strike, comes after Mr Pompeo criticised the UK’s response.

        Doesn’t sound to me like the UK has given unequivocal support to the US in any way at all, and on top of that Boris the Bottler has been holed up in Mustique staying well clear of actually saying anything at all !


      • Thoughtful says:

        MIGHT have taken a bribe not to stop Trump, but to support the original Obama deal.
        The attempt he made to stop Trump ending the deal was in order to not have names released.


  46. Guest Who says:

    The US takes out an Iranian thug in Iraq.

    So, naturally…

    Whilst Israel braces for that which Jeremy Bowen and team cannot see, hear or feel, even when launching next door.

    Any pol or journo pushing the rubbish I am seeing currently should be dispatched immediately to Tehran to show true solidarity and serve as the first line of defence around various ministries should the guys in beards do something elsewhere that warrants a response their controllers will remember, if briefly.


  47. pugnazious says:

    If and when the BBC introduces new rules on its correspondents’ use of Twitter I’m guessing Hugh Sykes will have to get a job at Press TV perhaps….or Labour HQ…..

    And an ‘act of war’? Hmmm….didn’t the Iranians start this? They just killed a US contractor and injured several US troops, were attacking the US embassy and were planning more attacks….but Hugh Sykes and his fellow travellers aren’t at all concerned about those attacks.


    • Charlie Farley says:

      McDonnell and Jezza are still the enemy within and no doubt whoever’s the new leader will be exactly the same….and what was Starmer knighted for anyway ?


  48. Alaion says:

    The Beeb continuing to do it’s best at bringing the country they are supposed to represent and those people that we love from history down in this article “Why Fewer US Students Want To Learn About The UK These Days”.

    Of course Empire bashing comes into it and they say that British Studies are seen “to be old-fashioned, hide bound, conservative and boring – a discipline of old men in tweed coats who still hanker after the stuffy and sexist atmosphere of the senior common room.” Yes forget about all the wonderful cultural offerings that we have and continue with all the irrelevant bitterness that you guys can muster.

    The article is almost relieved that the new curriculum is doing away with those awful authors such as Dickens and it “now includes modern writers from nations that used to be part of the British Empire, like Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”. Hooray.

    The only interest from new students apparently comes from how the study of the Empire fits in with the new “Global View” and interests such as “how the consumer society was predicated on slave labour and the destruction of indigenous people.” (of course).

    Instead of mentioning that many in Hong Kong are crying out to the British rather than Chinese, they manage to find a student who thinks “I’ve heard family friends discussing whether it was a good thing for Hong Kong to be separated from mainland China for so long given the trouble happening now”, rather than the benefits that British rule gave them which are at risk of being taken away.

    So another article that is completely needless and anti-British. I’m sad that the BBC has completely lost it’s mind like this. I can think of a much loved “tweed-wearing author with Conservative views” that may have looked on despairingly at seeing this insane direction it has taken. The BBC are obsessed with destroying the Shires and all it’s history and replacing it with it’s own Globalised Hellish version of Mordor, with everyone allowed to have their own identities apart from those that live here.

    I would like to see an article “Why Are The BBC Intent On Destroying Britain From The Inside?”



    • taffman says:

      Why indeed do 53 nations of the world voluntarily belong to the Commonwealth. All former countries of the British Empire that look up to us. We could not have been that bad could we ?
      Al Beeb should not call itself ‘British’ any more for it hates the British, yet it funds itself by taxing the British.
      Cut its funds off .


      • Alaion says:

        Absolutely. Yes at times we were not the kindest country to those we ruled, but as you say why have 53 stayed on? There is a reason that those intelligent and educated protestors in HK are waving UK flags rather than Chinese in the streets. Maybe the BBC journalists should spend a few months in their Chinese motherland, criticise that government and their people and then see how their views on Britain change. Maybe then the positive articles would increase dramatically.
        Hopefully this website can be the catalyst for much needed change.


        • taffman says:

          Yes, lets hope it begins by getting rid of the global propaganda broadcasting channel. Great Britain has no need of it.
          Boris, take note.


        • Guest Who says:


          I very much doubt, at the time, ‘kindness’ played much of a part.

          That said, the British just did what everyone did. Only, at the time, better. On any measure.

          Interestingly, having done it, the British had at least secured security enough to evolve to a better place and, despite a competence slide, retained enough resource to withstand an assault that would have not necessarily concluded to our advantage or, indeed, that of the planet.

          I quite like my country.


          • Banania says:

            “I quite like my country.” If only Labour, the BBC, Guardianistas, etc., could say as much! Not much to ask.


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Not 53, it’s only 51 former countries of the British Empire or Dependencies. The other two are Mozambique (Portuguese colony) and Rwanda (Belgian colony). I guess the Mozambicans and Rwandans just didn’t want to miss out on all that racist, exploitative heritage eh, BBC?


  49. pugnazious says:

    From the BBC….6 million hectares burnt so far across Australia….

    ‘Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia.

    Twenty people have so far been killed – including three volunteer firefighters – and about six million hectares (60,000 sq km or 14.8 million acres) of bush, forest and parks have been burned.

    In Victoria, more than 800,000 hectares have been burned.’

    In 1851 5 million hectares in the State of Victoria alone were burnt….

    1851: 6 February, Black Thursday

    ‘Fires covered a quarter of what is now Victoria (about five million hectares). Areas affected included Portland, Plenty Ranges, Westernport, the Wimmera and Dandenong districts.

    Around 12 lives, one million sheep and thousands of cattle were lost.’

    Australia is certainly warmer now, slightly, than back then…but the fires seemed to manage to blaze away quite readily even so in 1851 in that ‘cooler’ cliimate.


  50. Charlie Farley says:

    60 million years ago it was probably a bit warm …….perhaps that’s when Global Warming started , of course it could well have been the dinosaurs giving off all that methane and imagine the huge piles of crap …would have been good for tomatoes though ! . As we all know as sensible people climate change is an ongoing cycle