Weekend Thread 11 January 2020

The Far Left BBC is in a tricky position with regard to the non ‘cooperation ‘ of government ministers going forward to be harangued by BBC employee ‘journalists . Their bias has destroyed their ability to present fair views to the public which pays for them . The BBC is not accountable to the diminishing number of people who still pay for it . That’s got to change .

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258 Responses to Weekend Thread 11 January 2020

  1. Fedup2 says:

    “Questioning the political interview “ was a programme on R4 on Saturday . Now if you had a sense of humour – who would you get to ‘chair’ it ? ….

    That’s right Andrew bloody Marr .

    So what sort of conclusion would he come to ?

    I don’t know because I listened to the first 5 minutes and decided there would be no value in it . God they even had Esme Wren on . Esme Wren is apparently the editor of ‘ newsnight ‘ . It was the bubble talking to itself again . Very BBC .

    Others on the programme ? Beth Rigby – George Remainer Osbourne .


    • StewGreen says:

      he continues
      The entire machine within which, effectively out of control biassed media set themselves up to attack proponents of certain views
      .. & indulge& promote other views they like,
      funded by enforced fees,
      & are never themselves subject to the same scrutiny/accountability,
      ** has had its day **


  2. G says:

    “LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will fast-track funding for Britain’s public health service, announcing 1.8 billion pounds to upgrade 20 hospitals, part of the new leader’s push to meet his Brexit pledges.”

    Um. Let’s see. This lot are in for another pay increase then.
    The Nanny State Rich List:


  3. Thoughtful says:

    It’s not Marxism, it’s something from the left equally bad – Fascism.

    The main difference between the two is that Marxism wants the state to own all private property ( as Theresa May said she wanted) Fascism wants complete control over private property.

    Given the BBCs hugely over paid property owning presenters there is a natural attraction to the Fascist ideal of being able to hang onto their expensive assets


  4. Not Gwent says:

    Dateline London – a subtle dig at Trump when it was suggested by a Canadian journalist that ‘he was held back’ giving a better result. No one challenged this view – it was simply stated as if fact.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Gwent – or not

      Given that the Americans admitted failing to kill a second Iranian enemy I’m surprised Sopel and co haven’t popped up to talk about President Trump’s security ‘ failures ‘ .

      Have that cake and eat it .


  5. Thoughtful says:

    Someoone better get Greta Thrunberg out to Saudi with her Snow Shovel quick!


    Parts of Saudi Arabia blanketed in snow


    It was reported by the BBC, but as you probably expect by now, there’s a catch, it was only on childrens ‘Newsround’ ignored by the rest as not fitting the narative.


  6. taffman says:

    Why the Welsh Assembly is out of touch and not listening to the people of Wales. It’s a complete waste of money and should be abolished , just another tier in the bureaucracy of the UK , a waste of money.


  7. StewGreen says:

    Surely wrongthink by BBC sport as they made a positive video about a ski slope in Denmark which is on top of a waste to energy plant.
    UK Greens hate such plants, so we end up exporting our waste plastics to Denmark Sweden plants.


    • Banania says:

      If you are coming down a ski slope in Norway and you are afraid of losing control, you warn the people below by shouting “Dansk!”


    • LynetteO says:

      Wouldnt it be nice for a change if this site could go against the BBC’s negativity and suggest how things can be changed for the better with real examples. See for eg this video produced for World Environment Day in June last year that highlights progress with renewable energy, wastewater recycling, desalination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFBoXjSw4Ek


      • StewGreen says:

        Yes a lot positive in that Israel PR video
        but it does feature a Brightsource Concentrated Solar Plant
        Brightsources : In the US Ivanpah CSP cost taxpayers $1.6bn in loan losses
        and fried lots of birds
        .. CSP so far has not lived up to the marketing hype
        (natural gas is used to keep certain components warm
        .. and deserts get very cold at night)


      • Fedup2 says:

        If you got a radio times from maybe 20 or 30 years back it might demonstrates ways in which the BBC could be improved . Also – the beginnings of BBC 4 had some hope but it went down the toilet like the rest .

        It’s not just about the global snowflake agenda . It’s just dumb now .


      • taffman says:

        “how things can be changed for the better with real examples”
        Yea ! Just switch Al Beeb off .
        Think of how much energy, ‘hot air’ and money that would save us all .


  8. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile are still flogging their calendar
    .. guess they have a stack left over
    due to the fake photo fallout


    • StewGreen says:

      They just pulled this line
      “Climate Changed is causing increased flooding ..bad for wetland reserves ”
      .. You what ?
      As ever their PR speak makes no sense


      • StewGreen says:

        “Coming up in this series
        .. we’ll be asking you to help in the fight against Climate Change”


  9. StewGreen says:

    Is the BBC’s affirmative action ,positive discrimination scheme a screw up ?
    They deliberately set out to employ more women
    ..they gave Ray Snoddy’s job to a woman Samira giving her an even bigger salary
    .. but now they are set to pay her 6 years backpay,
    cos the sisterhood claims she should have been paid the same as Vine.

    So licence payers have to cough up hundreds of thousands of pounds more than if Snoddy had been replaced by another man.


  10. Guest Who says:

    The Bbc and truth; a ‘unique’ relationship, at best.


    • StewGreen says:

      #1 How we know that posts on the official Greta Thunberg Facebook page were posted by other accounts
      A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages
      A bad code update allowed anyone to easily reveal which accounts posted to Facebook Pages—including celebrities and politicians—for several hours.

      #2 Greta’s Facebook account then put out a statement
      So she in slightly bad English claims that
      “All texts posted on my Facebook page has of course been written by me, just like everything else.”


  11. Guest Who says:

    Jez best watch out for stray shotgun discharges.


  12. LastChanceSaloon says:

    “Night rider: 21 years sleeping on a London bus
    By Venetia Menzies
    Journalist and photographer
    12 January 2020”

    A story of illegals in the UK designed to tug at our heart strings.
    Intended to suggest it’s our fault that these organisms are not living in palatial surroundings.

    Which ends with :-

    “In 2017, freelance writer Tom de Castella noticed an elderly woman and her son living on a bench in south London.
    He discovered they had already been there for two years… which was puzzling.
    Why hadn’t anyone done anything to help them? Why did everyone accept it as normal? The more he investigated, the stranger it seemed.

    Is it OK if someone wants to live for years on a bench? (October 2019)”

    Help them, fuck them.


  13. theisland says:

    Roger Scruton dies.


  14. taffman says:

    “Philippines volcano: Thousands evacuated as Taal spews ash”
    Just ash ?
    Where’s Greta Thumbelina when she is needed ?


  15. Thoughtful says:

    The left has squeaked and the cowardly useless incompetent Tories have jerked the knee!


    Extinction rebellion was placed in a list of extremist groups, then the left found demanded to know why from the cowardly Tories who immediately folded and removed them from the list.

    Thank God this hopeless excuse for human beings weren’t in power at the time of thte Rise of Hitler, ir we’d all be speaking German now.


  16. StewGreen says:

    I think the word “fascist”should not be used these days
    cos it has become devalued as it is only used as a smear word.
    There are almost zero people who genuinely want to start a genocide against non-Aryans.
    – There are a few people who practice genuine racism of judging people by their skin colour only.
    – There are others who want totalitarian politics like some totalitarian-Greens who want to impose policies on the population like forbid them from using fossil fuels or limit the number of children we can have.

    So there are Greens who say western countries need to restrict the number of children we have. And of course themselves always use drama-queening language.
    And there are many nationalists who say that open borders in the UK should be drastically controlled cos that affects the lives and the culture of the people already here.

    So what has happened is that XR have posted their doom posters around UK cities then some wag has hijacked the XR PR ideas by making posters that say
    : not that ‘we need to stop PLANET extinction’
    but say ‘we need to stop UK extinction’

    So of course the libmob are triggered and shouting “fascist” at those nationalists.
    Twitter pics


    • Thoughtful says:

      You seem to be labouring under a misapprehension and confusion between Fascism & Nazism.

      No one killed people on the grounds of race under Fascism – that was Nazism.

      Racsism is the belief that one race is superior to another by dint of racial characteristics. Unfortunately for the left Racism is a realistic philosphy – just look at the starting line of the 100 meters if you doubt this.

      Communism shouted Fascism all the time after WWII, perhaps understandable given the losses Russia suffered, but everyone who was not a Communist was judged by them to be a Fascist.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Thoughtful It’s no use pretending that “Fascism & Nazism” are different things these days
        The Holocaust and Nazis .. mean “fascism” is forever associated with barbarian genocide


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  18. taffman says:

    “Iran plane downing: Second day of protests turns up heat on leaders”
    Nope, the revolution is coming to Iran. The “real people” of Iran need our support.


  19. JimS says:

    Countryfile‘s own Private Fraser, Tom Heap, was telling us how bad alien species are for our natural biodiversity.

    Does it never occur to his kind that exactly the same argument applies to importing alien people? Cultures are fragile too.

    Earlier today I watches as a massive Emirates Airways A380 makes one of its many trips between Birmingham and Pakistan, would Mr Heap and Greta approve of that? In a sane world what would be the need for that flight?

    Moving on to Radio 4 The Skewer proved to be the greatest waste of airtime imaginable. Suppose a politician had said on Monday, “It is raining, I will stay indoors”, and on Friday had said “It is sunny today I will go outdoors”. Then one Jon Holmes edits the two statements together to prodce, “I will stay indoors, I will go outdoors”. Oh what satire. Then imagine 30 minutes of the same ‘joke’.

    Oh joy it is just the first of six and they are calling it ‘series 1’ too.


    • Beltane says:

      Unpleasant Heap made much of the risks to native marine life from alien species imported on ships’ bottoms – and the brilliant new hoover system which solves the problem at the push of a button.
      Exciting, emotional stuff, presented with his usual doom-laden yet supposedly deeply knowledgeable delivery.
      Shame no-one seemed available to point out that ships have been travelling the oceans for centuries, careened, scraped and sent out again and again – so what’s an alien species? Any one that fits the Countryfile book of BBC-approved environmental disasters, which includes Mr Heap among its more pernicious species.


  20. taffman says:

    Ben Wallace: UK ‘must be prepared to fight wars without US’
    This idiot MP has forgotten the lessons of WWII.
    I can see the move towards The EU Defence Force. “Wallace supported the UK remaining within the European Union” so The Brexit Party be alert , I am afraid we are heading for a Boris BRINO.
    NATO first and foremost!


  21. Skeldings says:

    Sir Roger Scruton, possibly the finest conservative thinker since Edmund Burke, has died at the age of 75.

    The news of his death was on the DM webiste hours ago, but not on that of the BBC.

    The BBC has now responded to the death of Sir Roger. It is item number 6 on their website, after “Saving the animals of Kangaroo Island”.

    As our American cousins would say – “Go figure”.