Midweek Thread 15 January 2020

The biased BBC is going through the motions of box ticking on Operation Augusta – the failed inquiry by Greater Manchester Police into the sexual exploitation of young girls by Pakistani Muslim Paedophile Rape gangs .The report will be forgotten in a day , lessons won’t be learnt even after a report on it. The fear is that in forgotten towns in Britain vile sexual crime against young girls is still going on with both police and so called social services looking away with the Main Stream Media (BBC) complicit in failing to confront it. But let’s spend more media time talking about an American actress who married an English Prince .

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406 Responses to Midweek Thread 15 January 2020

  1. taffman says:

    Al Beeb, Lord Greaves and the MSM appear to be suffering from Brexiphobia .


  2. Guest Who says:

    The BBC going full BBC using full BBC resources and editorial.


  3. taffman says:

    “UK faces an EU that can talk as tough as Trump”
    Hey ‘No more Mr Nice Guy’ Al Beeb ? Eh


  4. Thoughtful says:

    I see QT went a bit wrong last night when a BBC plant in the audience smeared the entire white population as waycist.
    Then she accused actor Laurence Fox of being a white privileged male, to which he angrily shot back that she was the one being ‘racist (of course we know that for these people you can’t be racist against white people who they hate with a passion).

    Of course the cowardly useless incompetent Tory on the panel who should have stood up and been counted was as much use a limp rag.

    It now transpires that this woman is in fact a regular BBC correspondent who describes herself as a BBC Breakfast newspaper reviewer. She is “a lecturer in race ethnicity at Edge Hill University on Merseyside”.

    This is the swamp Boris the Bottler should be dealing with, but he and his party simply lack the courage and the competence to do it.

    No surprise that the BBC view someone like this horrible vile anti white race hating Fascist as suitable for their programs

    Bias? What bias?


    • Jeff says:

      Well spotted, Thoughtful!
      No chance of me noticing any of this.
      I haven’t watched QT for years.
      I just can’t stomach it. The endless bias, the audience plants. The partial umpire. I mean surely someone has to take them to task.
      If you were to gauge political opinion in this country by watching QT you would think we hated Donald Trump, we loved the EU and Labour, the lib Dems and the Greens would have stormed the elections.
      I think it went downhill when Sir Robin Day left…


    • BRISSLES says:

      Thoughtful. The continuing harassment by black activists of white people being accused of racism (and all branches of it), only makes matters worse. Those who never had a racist thought in their head suddenly have the seed planted because we are told that’s what we are !

      Talking to friends who never had an opinion one way or another towards ethnic groups, now have decidedly negative opinions about them, and more so the older they get.

      Funny how we all used to ‘rub along’ ok, then a few gobby activists have got to change the atmosphere, and we are where we are.


      • Thoughtful says:

        this was a middle class white woman, no hint of any other ethnicity about her.


        • Deborah says:

          Thoughtful – I thought the lady in question looked as though she has just had a fortnight’s holiday in the Caribbean – presumably she can afford that on what Edge Hill are paying her.


  5. Thoughtful says:

    Not reported in UK media but horrifying in its implications for us here, because the Fascist Left tend to copy the loons over there:

    “A campaign organizer for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned about mass violence and advocated for the use of gulags for “re-education” in a conversation caught on tape by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. In the undercover video, Kyle Jurek, an Iowa field organizer for the Sanders campaign, said the country will have to “spend billions” on re-education for people that are “Nazified.”

    Jurek suggested the use of gulags for “re-education” of Trump supporters and praised political labor camps. He said gulags have been misunderstood and were actually “a lot better” than described, noting people were paid “a living wage” and allowed conjugal visits.

    It won’t be long before the left here are promoting something similar.


  6. digg says:

    As expected the BBC have pressed the launch button on their Climate Silly Season with all the bells and dog whistles going flat out.

    Of note when they provide quotes in the running ticker tape at the bottom of the screen the responding author is always given as “Scientists say” no names, no qualifications etc. so we can bet that most of these “Scientists” are probably just activists and most likely BBC back-room activists.

    They have declared open-season on stifling any negative debate which of course is in line with their entitled no-platform attitude to any negative response to anything they declare to be the case.

    I expect this to get shriller and shriller as the days go on.

    They also tried to explain “Carbon Offsetting” so that they can justify sending their people all over the Globe. It seems that what “Carbon Offsetting” really is apart from planting a few twigs here and there is a tax which is then gathered and given to “Charities” operating in the third world so expect an explosion in the number of well-paid fat-cat NGO’s senior staff.


    • Guest Who says:

      Like this?


      “ Tens of thousands of seabirds found dead on the west coast of the US in 2015-16 were probably killed by an unprecedented heatwave, scientists say.”

      Other blobs are available. Probably.


    • Old Goat says:

      As most of us are largely composed of carbon, I suspect offsetting that element may be of some interest to the BBC.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Old Goat, I smiled at the announcement that Microsoft were pledging to become Carbon NetZero and Carbon Neutral.

        I assume they will now hurriedly start to support all their old Operating Systems including the recently ‘obsoleted’ Windows 7 in order to save people having to create carbon emissions buying Windows 10 and the new computers to go with it.


      • Lefty Wright says:

        Old Goat
        If only every human male could be persuaded to forfeit their gonads all the world ‘s problems would be solved. OUCH!


    • john in cheshire says:

      The word scientist has been well and truly perverted these days.

      In olden days I think the equivalent would have been the oracle, or the shaman, or the witch doctor. Or maybe even the astrologist.


      • Guest Who says:

        ‘High Priest’.

        One of those devious behind the curtain chancers pulling a bit of smoke and mirrors on gullible leadership to enact their bidding.


      • Guest Who says:

        BBC News speaks for….?

        What is climate change?

        It’s been linked to a year of extremes – from bushfires to torrential rains – so what do we know about it?



      • Up2snuff says:

        j-i-c, I think as it is the newest and largest world religion and the fact that so many definite forecasts have proved wrong over 40 or more years, the correct term should be ‘(false) Prophet’.

        Seem to recall that Torah had some firm injunctions on how to deal with False Prophets.


  7. digg says:

    I propose in the modern way that we launch Beebanuary to help ween us all off this moronic crap!


  8. john in cheshire says:

    Tommy Robinson is being awarded the annual Free Press Prize in Copenhagen this weekend.

    Has the racist far-left bbc mentioned it?


    • theisland says:

      Excellent news.
      Past recipients of the Sappho Award include Mark Steyn, Melanie Phillips and Roger Scruton.

      By the way, I notice Geoffrey ‘in the public interest’ Cox is still Attorney General.


    • StewGreen says:

      Context : Their Twitter self description

      Trykkefrihedsselskabet : Press Freedom Society is Denmark’s largest organization in defence of the right to speak freely.
      We defend the free word, no matter who threatens it.

      Their board appears to be all Nationalists
      eg the ex-head of Pegida
      And their website articles are mostly calling out Islam and Antifa
      So it is like Tommy’s Nationalist friends rewarding him.
      … Just the same as the BBC/Guardianland award their own bubbleworld.

      Trykkefrihedsselsk was banned by Facebook
      but not by Twitter


    • StewGreen says:

      “We are under pressure from an industry of offence”
      Roger Scruton’s acceptance speechin 2016


  9. john in cheshire says:

    I think this is the same outrage merchant who was on LBC, Nickknownowt’s programme early this morning. It appears from what I understood her to say, that complimenting a woman on her attire could “in certain circumstances” be regarded as sexual harassment.

    My first thought was why do we need an MP for this sort of non-work/ make-work?
    My second thought was, doesn’t she have better ways to spend her time?
    My third thought was she proves that we have far too many MPs.


  10. theisland says:


  11. StewGreen says:

    Jo Swinson : served as leader of the Liberal Democrats
    from 22 July to 13 December 2019 … 145 days (21 weeks)
    She was the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position.


  12. Up2snuff says:

    Is it just me or do others on here think that Noel Fielding is just a little bit … well … creepy? See Guardian front page here:


    • Old Goat says:



      • Up2snuff says:

        OG, 🙂

        “Yes” = it’s just me – or – “Yes” = me, too ?

        (The fact that the BBC are still obsessed with the show – despite losing it to another channel – and put up pics at any and every opportunity, may have something to do with my response.)


  13. scribblingscribe says:

    My car was in for work and the TV in the waiting room showed BBC 1. Its so long since I have watched the BBC that it is easy to forget the inanity of its output. Firstly, for over 2 hours, it was nearly all women. There was a single item on Victoria Derbyshire which had a male vo, and towards the end of the program a male handled a dog while the ladies chatted. Otherwise the news that followed relentlessly was women interviewing women with a few blokes because they happened to be, for example, the Secretary of State for Health.

    The topics were straight out of the women’s section of The Guardian and discussed without any nods to the real world.

    As an example, they interviewed a lass who claimed, possibly correctly but there was no evidence presented, that she was beaten up because she was a lesbian. No one mentioned that most people who are attacked are heterosexual male. Most casualties from attacks are male, most people who are murdered from attacks are male.

    Why should we have to pay for programs aimed at Guardian letter writers? No one at the BBC appears aware of the revelations of child rapes from Manchester or Putin’s grab for power, far more important than the vacuous lead story on the news of Glasgow being carbon neutral within a few decades – which is, of course, impossible.

    Thank you BIASEDBBC website so I can get this out of my system.


  14. vlad says:

    Apparently the far lefty Sandi Toxic has been desperate to leave The GBBO for ages. “She spent most of her time hiding out in what looked like a bijou shepherd’s hut she’d had set up.”

    Like so many champagne socialists she could have said, ‘I love humanity it’s just people I can’t stand.’

    Equally champagne socialist is the fact that she hid out in a ‘bijou shepherd’s hut’. A bit like Marie Antoinette in her faux rustic cottage in the lavish grounds of Versailles.

    Let us hope the same fate doesn’t await our Sandi, come the revolution.




    • Fedup2 says:

      The BBC is certainly fascinated with itself . I’ve never seen a baking programme – and the BBC website is also featuring an exchange from its own Question Time which I’ve seen probably once in the last 10 years .

      So I’m excluded – but I did get 2 letters from TV licence Stasi addressed to some called the ‘occupied ‘ ….. n0 sleep for me again …

      Didn’t that tasty toxic woman do some Wimmins political party ? Wonder how that’s going ?


      • vlad says:

        Could be doing better:

        2019 local elections.

        Bury South—- Gemma Evans—- Votes: 130 — 0.3%
        Luton North—- Serena Laidley—- 149—- 0.3%
        Dover—- Eljai Morais—- 137 —- 0.3%


  15. Guest Who says:

    BBc Radio 4, 1 hr ago.

    They have run this one a lot.


    “The appeal for a bob for a Big Ben Bong has gone Pete Tong”.

    #Brexitcast analyses the likelihood of a peal of bells as the UK leaves the EU.

    From BBC Sounds


  16. StewGreen says:

    Jeez, they actually think they are being clever
    I wasn’t going to post the video, but look how smug and Remainerish they are


    • Guest Who says:

      Of a lot of mistakes, Beeboids posting Beeboids chatting to impress other Beeboids how smart and funny they are is up there.


    • StewGreen says:

      22 likes from a population
      .. they really are the pulse of the nation.


  17. NISA says:

    It struck me that this theguardian hack could have a career writing snide BBC News scripts

    The brothers who own the high street bookmaker Betfred are making millions from a business that treats public sector staff for health problems including gambling addiction, the Guardian can disclose. Betfred’s owners, the billionaire Tory party donors Fred and Peter Done, also own Health Assured, which holds dozens of government contracts to provide health and wellbeing programmes to staff.


  18. Beltane says:

    With the 1 o’clock news devoted to climate change, headed by Glasgow’s aspiration to be carbon-free by 2030 followed by Microsoft yearning to be carbon negative – going back to the 70s to reclaim all the carbon used in setting up the company – it would appear that the merry-go-round is in danger of spinning out of control.
    The claims, hopes and dreams are becoming beyond ludicrous, pointedly aimed at impressionable yet fundamentally ignorant Gretaphiles, the perfect fodder for the burgeoning new religion.
    What this won’t allow is for any assertion that, for instance, Microsoft’s fanciful project is based firmly on financial grounds: ‘Look how holy we are, doing more than all those nasty unprincipled others, so buy our products with a clear conscience’.
    To which the only proper reply is: ‘How dare they!’


    • Old Goat says:

      We have to treat it all with the same indifference as we did each time someone pronounced that all the polar ice was going to be gone by (insert your favourite year, here…).

      After “wolf” was called the first time, we became increasingly wary on each successive occasion. We all know, in our heart of hearts, that their desires will be improbable, if not impossible, but we will still all suffer the consequences of them trying it on.

      We also know that should any company or authority announce the achievement of their carbon neutrality, it will be a lie, and merely figures manipulated and spun to serve the purpose. When they’re caught out, they’ll just shrug.


      • Beltane says:

        It will be a lie, of course, and yet sadly their products will all cost more. Naturally, they would wish it were otherwise but, well, you know, such decisions are painful….although, for humanity, at the same time rather wonderful….


      • Up2snuff says:

        OG & Beltane, ” it will be a lie, and merely figures manipulated and spun to serve the purpose”

        Thanks to BBC R4 and the TOADY Prog with their Uni visits we know one such lie is already being prepared by a young academic at Queens, was it? He apparently is researching how unused spelt as well as used spelt (from the brewing process) might be turned into fuel. The argument being something going to waste* & creating methane in landfill could instead be burnt to generate electricity. The absorbed CO2 obviously not being released but spirited away by unicorns or leprechauns or something.

        If it ever happens, I wonder if any BBC News Presenters will be sharp enough to ask “Why not burn wood from trees or even coal?”.


        I thought not.

        * StewGreen queried why it couldn’t be fed to pigs as it was in the past but I guess that the post-CJD laws prohibit something sensible like that now.


  19. Guest Who says:

    Who is going to tell her? Or Femi?




    • Dover Sentry says:

      Isn’t she an activist?


    • vlad says:

      The clip of QT deserves closer analysis.

      1) How sadly predictable that the inane ‘racism’ charge receives knee-jerk applause from a public brainwashed into seeing racism everywhere, and brainwashed into thinking it’s cool and virtuous to systematically denigrate your country.

      2) How brave of the actor Laurence Fox to deny the charge of racism, and the equally moronic charge of ‘white supremacism’. He even said ‘we’re the most tolerant lovely country in Europe’.

      What?? Facist!!

      3) But could this be another straw in the wind that the tide is turning, and people have had it up to their back teeth of liberal-lefty pc wokeness – even luvvies?

      Though sadly it’s probably the end of his career, at least on Al-beeb.

      Scrap the tax Boris, scrap the tax!


      • theisland says:

        Delingpod 52: Laurence Fox on YouTube.
        1hr 15 mins.

        He doesn’t watch the bBC.


        • Charlie Farley says:

          This is well worth watching , very good , probably never be employed by ALBEEB but at least he has principles….that’s a rare thing these days
          And as I said in a previous comment on on last night’s QT he spoke a lot of sense and almost stunned the other panel members into silence !


    • Swelter says:

      Yes and she has appeared on the bBBC ‘ reviewing the papers I think . She is not an ordinary member of the public


  20. Charlie Farley says:

    On the subject of the so called climate emergency….have the likes of St.Gretta given any thought to the big rise in Cremations …..thousands being burnt every day…..all that carbon going into the Atmosphere.
    Can’t remember when I heard this but there was a Council somewhere generating electric from their Crematorium ……someone on here will no doubt know where .


    • StewGreen says:

      Durham Crematorium
      I would have thought “heat recovery” would be a standard part of any type of incinerator these days.
      Why would you throw it away instead of using it to heat a building or make electricity ?
      The human body is fat and water, I wonder if it takes much added energy, once ignition has started.
      I don’t think much of this guy’s calculations he claims his source lsts a cremation at 250KWh
      that 200 electric fires running for an hour
      I’d actually guess it to be more like 5 gas fires worth


      • Up2snuff says:

        Think I’m hoping for a woodland burial. I quite like the idea of propping up a tree or two before acting as manure for their saplings.

        If the world lasts that long in current form.

        OTOH, I’d like to be around for the Rapture, the Last Battle and a run through a Millennial Reign.

        May not be too long to wait …..


    • dfhunter says:

      We could have a new voice app – “granny – put the heating on”


  21. StewGreen says:

    15:45pm Radio4
    Did they commission a heterosexual story ?
    “A young woman meets her girlfriend’s parents for the first time in this specially commissioned new work for Radio 4 about love, masochism and cake.”
    The writer is 27 years old
    and is the daughter of novelist Sir Kazuo Ishiguro


  22. Not Gwent says:

    State Broadcaster News page seems to gloat as it lets us know that the XR inspired, left over from the last parliament, citizen’s commitee will set out a plan to tax and punish us towards net zero. Oh and in case we think we can rest easy the article reminds the reader that the Conservatives renewed their commitment to this legislation in the December 2019 election.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Very busy times at the moment so I’m going to open the weekend Thread ….



  23. StewGreen says:

    3pm R4 Gardeners Question Time
    from @FGRFC_Official UKs First #CarbonNeutral football club.

    FFS the agenda pushing never stops

    Mind you, Twitter hardly noticed


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Of course its owned by EcoTricity based in Stroud …..today’s modern scam ……buy my electric it’s from solar and wind ! ….come on it’s from the National Grid …….or it there a separate cable from the local wind turbine ! ……I think not