Start the Week Thread 27 January 2020

Watchers of the Far Left Biased BBC will be heartened by the fear of cut backs and , hopefully , job losses . Perhaps their world isn’t as cosy as they assumed with the accompanying shock that a growing number of people just see its’ bias and care less for it .

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386 Responses to Start the Week Thread 27 January 2020

  1. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Firms urged to crack down on office football chat”

    “Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, said sports chat can exclude women and lead to more laddish behaviour.”

    “A lot of women, in particular, feel left out,” she told the BBC’s Today programme.”

    “They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included.”

    This twaddle is on the BBC front page. Check out the comments 🙂 #CCBGB

    “”I’ve read some right nonsense from the PC brigade over the years, but this takes the biscuit.””

    Brexit in five days. The BBC have all their fingers and thumbs in their collective ears.


    • Halifax says:

      Beet me to it Dover, i nearly spat my Pot Noddle out……….And why isn’t the BBC apologising over getting the Basketball players up on the News Page, they have one about Johnathan Ross (White Hetro Male) saying that a singer on ITV masked singer might be a BME lady that’s dead ….and the ensuing apology is there to see…….. I cannot wait till the day that they announce that non payment of licence fee is not a criminal event, we should all meet up somewhere in the Midlands to celebrate.


    • Foscari says:

      Dover-Have you ever read such a load of crap in all your life?
      OK I have a converse question.Should the plethora of
      women football presenters and reporters we now see on TV
      particularly on the BBC be allowed to talk about football?


    • Roland Deschain says:

      Someone better tell Leo.


    • Doublethinker says:

      My view is that the more looney the Wokists become the better because it will alienate ordinary folks all the more quickly. The editors at the BBC really do seem to think that most of those who pay the LF share their idiotic beliefs. If Boris has the balls to decriminalise non payment of the LF I think that the Foul Corporation will lose a lot more than the £200 million it predicts. People are sick to death of hearing these idiotic views presented as main stream and virtuous. Everyone is itching to tell them where to stick their Wokism.


    • StewGreen says:

      Who says ? One woman heading one org the Chartered Management Institute.
      .. Is her opinion NEWS or PR ?
      It’s not news so why are resources being wasted promoting it

      Secondly the opinion is instantly sexist
      cos it implies that all MEN want to talk about football
      and all WOMEN don’t.
      It just appears to be an excuse to attack men.
      Sure workplace banter should respect whatever your colleagues are interested in ..gender shouldn’t enter in to it.


    • popeye says:

      Never mind the women, how about people like me. I am seriously deaf after a lifetime of loud noises (target shooting, naval gunfire, the wife) but play a lot of golf. My hearing was so bad that I always excused myself from the post-game clubhouse gathering as I just couldn’t understand a word that was being said. My NHS (envy of the world) hearing aids were hopeless. I finally invested £2500 in a pair of aids from Specs. Absolute magic, so the first time after I had them fitted I stayed behind to join in the conversation – and found out it was nothing but football! I hate Wendyball with a passion. Back to the excuses and leaving.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Richard Pinder urges the BBC to ban sexism on Womans Hour.

      Mr Pinder says “Women only chat can exclude men and lead to more puffy effeminate behaviour. A lot of men, in particular, feel left out. They don’t follow Womans Hour and they don’t like either being forced to listen, or not being included in discussions”


    • Up2snuff says:

      Dover, someone I know is pushing 80 or is just over 80 years of age – can’t remember which – she is a rather large (white) lady and a very, very big Lewis Hamilton fan, watches all the GPs if she can.

      Years ago, I knew some ladies who loved to watch Test Match Cricket. Some of them turned down the TV sound so they could have the TMS commentary on their radio instead, they were that discriminating.

      My mother and grandmother loved Wimbledon tennis. Granny left this life before Pot Black was invented, but Mum with Dad in tow enjoyed it in the early years even though they were watching in black & white. (I made sure the contrast was just ‘right’.) Then there was the golf. Cannot remember what the Palmer, Player and Nicklaus series (they were known as the Big Three) was called on the BBC2. Later on, there was BBC the attempt at Ryder Cup equivalence and both parents made a point of watching that. Obviously, Henry Loghurst’s commentary helped.


  2. Guest Who says:

    Maybe… if there were a race angle?


  3. Terminal Moraine says:

    On the photo last week where a Ugandan climate protester was cropped out, the Guardian has a two minute video by Vanessa Nakate in which she talks through tears about racism and being “scrubbed out”.

    It is an unfortunate incident — speaking from professional experience I can say that the edit the photographer made is understandable according to the rules of composition and image editing. AP say it was cropped “purely on composition grounds” on a tight deadline. (Also converging verticals and colour of clothes would have factored in.)

    Decisions like this are made all the time… but it doesn’t help that the POC is the fall guy / girl. Aesthetic conventions are no match for the juggernaut of endemic racism, so there was only ever going to be one outcome.

    Anyway now that image editing is a hot topic, how about looking at, sofa brochures, bank posters, supermarket ads etc? I look forward to getting my spot on the Guardian lamenting that they are “erasing our voices… erasing our stories…”


    • quisquose says:

      The four girls on the right all have that sad “we’re all doomed because of climate change” look in their faces.

      The girl on the left has that happy “everything is going to be okay” look in her face.

      I suspect that is the reason for the crop.


    • Fedup2 says:

      At least they didn’t mistake the one on the left for a different basket ball player ( even with the name on the back – stay classy BBC ) .


    • JimS says:

      Why does one of the ‘group of five’ have a different style ID badge on a different style of lanyard? Could it be that one of them is an interloper trying to get a ‘selfie’ with Saint Greta?


  4. StewGreen says:

    12:20 R4 consumer show opened with an item about the Amazon phone scam we mentioned last week.
    Before Christmas the Welsh woman who was busy with her disabled sons, and the scammers called.
    Once they got her to install the “support app” they used it to empty the 2,500 from her bank account that held the benefit money and savings of her two disabled sons.
    * No honest person calls you and tells you to install apps on your computer *


    • Fedup2 says:

      I worry about getting caught out in that moment when the defences are down .

      I have a landline . Every so often an indian sounding type rings me up from Microsoft . Apparently there’s a problem with my computer when it’s on the internet .

      So we go through settings and security and turning off the security software and linking to software to install …..

      By now about 10 minutes has passed by and when I get Fedup with pretending to go through the fraud steps this vermin is trying to pull off I suggest he go look in the mirror and see someone damned .

      Just assume everyone is out to get you.


      • Peter Grimes says:

        After a minute or two I get bored and tell them they are a crook and to go forth and multiply. Often they respond in kind.

        I didn’t do it to the young lady one day last week out of politeness but next time I’ll ask if she would not be better off applying for a UK visa with fake credentials, or employed in a brothel as so many of her compatriots appear sex-starved.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I keep them on the line as long as I can because I know that if I am occupying their time someone else might not become a victim .

          Don’t forget – if anyone gets a visit from someone purporting to be a ‘tv licence inspector ‘ they are bound to be imposters …


          • Charlie Farley says:

            I always ask them ….so which part of Uganda are you in….click


            • Fred Stubber says:

              A lot of these people are uneducated and religious. It can be amusing to suddenly say, “Have you realised that by doing this job you will go to Hell and suffer the fires of eternal damnation?”


  5. Guest Who says:

    Radio Four

    A famous jazz trumpeter died and his adopted son made an extraordinary discovery – the man he adored as his father was, in fact, a woman.


    Parp! Duchess Ellington, one presumes?


  6. Roland Deschain says:

    As ever, we only hear from Mr Sopel when retweeting a Democrat talking point.


  7. StewGreen says:

    12:30pm R4 was pushing the governments “Cycle to work scheme”
    whereby Mr Metoliberal can get a huge discount on a fancy electric bike (now the £1,000 limit has been scapped)
    .. Beeboid .. “so who pays the difference ?”
    PR guy ..”well basically the Tax man”

    FFS does he get the money from magic UNICORNS ?
    Nope when some middle class person gets paid a SUBSIDY,
    all the rest of us taxpayers including granny pay for it.

    Anyway good bikes cos less than £50 secondhand everywhere
    Yet again GreenDream schemes are wasting taxpayers money



    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Stew- what a pity we don’t have someone like Maggie around today, spelling out the simple TRUTH, in this age of deceit and virtue-signalling.


  8. StewGreen says:

    I see that last night the troll tried to spin someones statement
    “the glaring inconsistencies in the enumeration of those who had been occupying flats in the Grenfell Tower tragedy”
    He/she replied
    There were no “glaring inconsistencies”; just another one of the endless (and increasingly desperate) attempts to assimilate Grenfell into a continuing anti-immigrant narrative promoted by sites such as this.

    em the troll is purely spinning, cos that original statement says nothing about race.
    It was true that at the beginning the authorities had problems enumerating the body count
    cos the number of people in each flat didn’t match the rental records.
    The troll seems to be implying that if anyone dares to examine the details, they must be racist.
    It is an attempt to close down discussion.


  9. Darcy3 says:

    Jews: 1000 miles away:
    Cyprus rape case teenager: Gang were like a pack of wolves (not convicted)
    Epstein 1000 miles away….endless reporting (not convicted)
    Wienstein etc etc (not convicted)

    Muslims (gang rapists convicted) : every city in England:

    well done bbc racists


  10. pugnazious says:

    Guido notes Jon Pienaar allowed Shazia Mirza to call Savid Javid a ‘coconut’….a well known racist term of abuse…she has of course spelt this out in black and white….

    ‘Some people think the term ‘coconut’ is brazenly racist. It could be, depending on the way that it’s used. When I refer to Sajid Javid as a coconut, I am not referring to his skin colour; I am referring to his lack of loyalties and patriotism towards a group of people from the same background.’

    Not just Javid but Priti Patel as well..

    ‘ Priti Patel (another famous coconut) ‘

    However that’s not the only disturbing attitude she has expressed in the same article as she talks about the terrorist Shamima Begum…

    ‘What Shamima Begum did was stupid, dangerous, disloyal, un-Islamic and depraved. She should be heard, tried, punished, and maybe she should have her British passport revoked, but Sajid Javid should not be the type of person to do it. This is a job for the Rees-Moggs and the Johnsons. Uncle Sajid is the Home Secretary, so unfortunately it is actually his job to do it, but he shouldn’t have done it as a fellow Muslim and brown person.

    He should have some unconscious loyalty towards Begum.

    So….a terrorist…but hey..she’s Muslim and brown so….let’s ignore all that nasty stuff and embrace her….presumably she thinks the same about all those Muslim grooming/rape gangs…‘very sorry about the little white trash being raped but these are my Muslim bros…..’

    Interesting to see how many times Mirza talks of ‘my people’, ‘people from the same background’, ‘fellow Muslims’….sounds just a little racist doesn’t it? She states that she’s only really interested in ‘brown’ people….anyone else is basically racist and can’t possibly have her interests at heart….and if you work for the ‘white’ state you’re a coconut, an uncle tom….no wonder the BBC doesn’t want to touch this……..presumably Mishal Husain is a coconut?

    Then again the BBC wasn’t interested in what Mirza said about burkhas and post boxes….whilst being outraged about Boris’ little joke….Mirza compares it to a letterbox, a dustbin liner and Darth Vader….cue appalled BBC outrage….er….no….

    ‘A Muslim woman knocked on my door last night. I didn’t open the door – I just talked through the letter box to see how she likes it.
    For a Muslim girl, the worst thing is not wearing the veil, but to go out with a black man. My dad used to say, “If I ever catch you with a black man I will burn you!” I thought, “But Dad! – then I’ll be black, too!”
    When I was growing up in Birminghamabad nobody wore the veil, burqa, dustbin liner, whatever, and now when I go back everyone’s wearing it.
    The public should not worry unduly about the burqa. What’s wrong with a teacher coming into school looking like Darth Vader? Kids these days are too sheltered; they need some diversity.’


  11. StewGreen says:

    Darn I missed the start of the R4 drama
    “drama following the friendship of three radical lesbian feminists from the pioneering 1970s to the tensions of today. Nichola McAuliffe stars”
    … Ep2 and 3 , Tmw and Wednesday


  12. andyjsnape says:

    The BBC Asian Network is on the lookout for the next big Bhangra Star as part of our Bhangra Project, and we need your help!

    You can only vote once so choose carefully, apparently


  13. Darcy3 says:

    RE BBC asian network and their radio station I keep checking to look for chinese / japanese / philipino (add any non black asian into this if you can be bothered) musicans and actors but I miss them every time for some strange reason, maybe the bbc could possibly employ someone with a geography qualification ? or do they prefer those with a meeja degree or maybe it is my DAB radio connection that is exercising overt racism

    25% of the worlds population ignored by their asian channel (or in bbc terms iss cos i is not black innit bruv)


  14. andyjsnape says:

    bBC comedy

    Man Like Mobeen

    “after the attack on his best friends, Moben is armed, dangerous and set for revenge”

    Must NOT put that in my diary as one to watch


  15. Guest Who says:

    IIRC, Sir Boaty was a special guest speaker to the ‘110’.


  16. Darcy3 says:

    Dont bother fighting them on social media, just look at the last election result the silent majority in this country although I am not impressed with what is happening in Cambridge at the moment with no police action


    • Woolwich says:

      I don’t know Cambridge but I get the impression that it could be a soft target, apologies if I’m wrong. Try doing this in a more working class environment and perhaps they might see a side to human behaviour that they’ve never experienced before. If nothing else they’ll learn a valuable life lesson.


  17. Darcy3 says:

    wonder if we could have an anti racism / sexism block of all bbc car parks and how that would be reported, would it not be wonderful if I got my chinese friends to get all their friends together and protest about their racist asian network and block the road into their car park

    unfortunately they just integrate and get on with life and do not spend their time protesting about the country that has accepted them with placards and burning flags etc etc

    some do

    but I will state that they are highly offended when gang rapists are called asian

    Where is their voice in the media ? it does not exist and there is a damnded site more of them in this country than the usual suspects


  18. G says:

    “Attenborough’s Artic Betrayal”
    “A new video documenting Sir David Attenborough’s inaccurate claims about climate change and Arctic wildlife blames his apocalyptic language and misleading narrative for the dramatic rise in eco anxiety among young people.”
    This video needs to be shown widely.

    It sets out David Attenborough’s and the BBC’s conspiratorial deceit.


    • digg says:

      I think in view of the possibly massive damaging effects that may have been caused to both children and society by this it needs to be investigated officially and thoroughly by a scientifically unbiased body of professionals. If it is found that the series was less than truthful and wilfully designed to be intimidating then action needs to be taken to unmask and call to account all of those involved including the producers, advisors, activist or not and the BBC to deter others from generating factually incorrect media purely for either profit or agenda motivations.


  19. JimS says:

    I see OFCOM is OK with battery acid being flung:

    The media regulator said the comic’s remarks on satirical show Heresy “had clear potential to offend listeners”.

    But it concluded her comments – made last June – were “unlikely to encourage or incite the commission of a crime”.

    Ofcom said it also “took into account that Ms Brand immediately qualified her comments, making it clear they should not be taken seriously”.

    The broadcasting watchdog said it had considered “the audience’s likely expectations of Jo Brand’s style – and of this established show, which sets out to challenge accepted views in society through provocative comedy.”

    So what they are saying is that because Jo Brand is a zero-talent, potty-mouth and everyone know it, she can say what she likes?


    • Guest Who says:

      “Never knowingly headed by anyone other than an establishment shill of reliability.”

      Odds on the new DGette closing.


  20. StewGreen says:

    The normal saying
    “Go woke, go broke”
    but tonight’s R4 show manages to twist that
    as : “Get woke or go broke?”
    The Economist’s Philip Coggan asks whether businesses are serious about getting woke.
    Businesses want to attract consumers by advertising their commitment to liberal causes like diversity and tackling climate change.
    It is a phenomenon known as woke capitalism.
    But is it a welcome sign that multinationals are becoming socially responsible?
    Or is it just the latest trick by business to persuade us to part with our cash,


  21. G.W.F. says:

    Michelle Obama win on Sunday gives the Obama household its third Grammy: former president Barack Obama has already snagged two Grammys in the same category for his books.
    WorldAgence France-PresseUpdated: January 27, 2020 15:26 IST
    Play Video

    Michelle Obama wins Best Spoken Word Album at 2020 Grammys

    The former first lady won the award for the audiobook recording of her memoir, ‘Becoming’.

    Expect glowing tributes from the state broadcaster


  22. Darcy3 says:

    jo brands comments about men in general are under our new woke laws not quite a a hate crime but bloody offensive

    but who can be bothered to report, those that shout the loudest are generally those that are xxxx

    Assuming the title of jeremy corbyns own bernard manning without the grace and finesse of the former must be a trial for her, (they couldn’t find a bow tie big enough for her neck?) but also having a face like a witch doctor’s rattle does not help

    I struggle to believe she has a husband but self harming is prevalent nowadays

    can anyone imagine coming home to that after a days work, especially after hearing to her opinions on men ?…comments on a postcard


  23. vlad says:

    How very gratifying to see Al-beeb take a firm stand against antisemitic groups on the far-right.

    No doubt they will condemn certain antisemitic scriptures too.

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them…”

    Verse 5:60 says that Allah transformed Jews of the past into apes and pigs. This is echoed by verses 7:166 and 2:65.

    A hadith (Bukhari 54:524) says that Muhammad believed rats to be “mutated Jews” (also confirmed by Sahih Muslim 7135 and 7136).

    Verse 7:176 compares unbelievers to “panting dogs” with regard to their idiocy and worthlessness.

    Verse 7:179 says they are like “cattle” only worse.

    Verse 9:28 says the unbelievers are unclean.

    Verse 6:111 says they are ignorant.

    Verse 4:76 says they are helpers of the devil.


  24. theleftwilleatitself says:

    I have a pretty good knowledge of US sports and Kobe Bryant is generally considered one of the top 5 basketball players ever so he was a massive global icon to a certain generation of people, like me, who like an array of sports.
    But, and there always is a but with al beeb, they have form. I can only imagine this wall to wall coverage I’m hearing about on here from our ‘most trusted’ is mainly also down to his skin colour. 👍
    But trust me, he was a hell of a good basketball player 🏀


    • Darcy3 says:

      I trust you, he was good at putting a ball in a basket, just chucked a can in the bin wheres my eulogy, oh wait I was not wearing silly shorts and $1000 trainers wheres my eulogy if I pop off ? US sport hmm girls play that game in the UK
      also rounders,
      Joe Dimaggio yeh hit a ball with a bat, well done……


      • BRISSLES says:

        He was worth around $600 million. The amount of money these sportspeople earn that could wipe out the debt of a small country is nothing short of obscene, and yes I include our footballers, Formula 1 drivers, golfers, boxers and David Beckham. Most haven’t got half a brain cell, just good management.


    • Up2snuff says:

      tlwei, if you’d asked me to name a basketball player I would have said Shaquille Johnston and been wrong.

      Shaquille O’Neal is the one and Johnston or Johnson is probably a NFC or AFC/AFL player. For the life of me, I cannot remember the tall one who got loadsamoney from Nike. Maybe if these guys are so important and so famous, maybe the BBC should tell us about them a couple of times a year?


      • BRISSLES says:

        The only one I could name was Magic Johnson.


      • theleftwilleatitself says:

        I agree Up2snuff, it’s only when they die that the likes of al beeb start fawning all over them, which in itself is racist 👍
        Hopefully al beeb’s smugness will be coming to an end shortly 🎉


  25. Guest Who says:

    Another afternoon wiping down a screen.


    • Darcy3 says:

      who owns the “independent” ? Saudi Arabia the terrorist supporters just bought into it

      owner(s) Alexander Lebedev Evgeny Lebedev Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel Justin Byam Shaw

      yeh, that’s independent , good luck Justin…russian communism seems also to work well Alexander has some cash to splash around buying media


  26. StewGreen says:

    A Green biz was a scam
    .. well that is a big surprise …. NOT NOT NOT

    Another Green Scam from California

    “SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The owners of DC Solar, a Benicia-based company, pleaded guilty today to charges related to a billion dollar Ponzi scheme— the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the Eastern District of California. The government’s investigation has resulted in the largest criminal forfeiture in the history of the District with over $120 million in assets forfeited that will go to victims, and has returned $500 million to the United States Treasury, with more to come, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.”


  27. scribblingscribe says:

    Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to get “17 Million Fuck Offs” to number one. The Remainers, who will be spewing their hatred for the rest of their lives, are looking to get Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the EU anthem, to number one. Not a bad ditty, I’m sure you’ll agree, but even Beethoven might have bought “17 Million Fuck Offs”.

    You don’t have to dig deep. A mere 99p. Go on, make a Remainer miserable:

    Here’s Guido’s take:

    here’s the Amazon link:


  28. Guest Who says:

    The BBc started the day with a quote from this irrelevant tool.

    Seems they can’t get enough of him.


  29. Deborah says:

    Local news on Monday evening with Peter Levy. The trailer at 6.15 suggested that there was going to be up to £100 per week for every adult in the city (and not that it was just a Lib Dem mad idea). The spokesman was a young Male Councillor, certainly under 30. The Council (Labour) have written to the Chancellor asking him for up to half a billion pounds to put the idea into action. He kept saying the money would be spent locally without an explanation of how people couldn’t spend the money on Amazon. Nor was he asked where the money would come from, who would have to earn it. Why did Look North even give space to this? The only thing I can say in mitigation is that Peter has already read an email saying it is an idea from cloud cuckoo land. It was just a mad socialist idea of the sort we rejected at the General Election. Are posters here suffering the same left wing propaganda on their local news?


  30. Guest Who says:

    And this is why he gets the sponsorship deals.


    • Thoughtful says:

      You think Linekar said all this all out his own thinking? Seriously?

      It’s headlining on the BBC webpage!

      It’s from an interview in BBC print arm The Grauniad

      This is clearly the in house view of the BBC as communicated by a mouthpiece, and then pasted onto the headline news.
      The BBC knows change has to come, and it is pushing the outcome it wants through their mouthpieces.

      If it can’t have a criminally sanctioned TV Tax it wants a flat fee system where the cost goes up, and the poor get it for free. Essentially if you can afford to pay, then you’ll perhaps pay double while others will get it for free.

      This will salve the consciences of the wealthy recipients of the TV tax, but in practice it isn’t going to change very much by the sounds of it.


  31. Guest Who says:

    Diane Abbott was hired today create a trilogy.


  32. Darcy3 says:

    Money from the taxpayer into the “coomuni h e” without the T they do like their commun i his muslims and somalis etc etc thrive upon it, just a pity whem it comes to Christmas, Easter or November 11 all the communi is go quiet


  33. Not Gwent says:

    The fuss that’s being made about the new 50p…

    …remember 1973?50p1973rev.jpg


  34. Darcy3 says:

    where is the romanian beeg issue seller on this coin, the prime product of the eec the right to leech off our benefit system and health service


  35. LastChanceSaloon says:
    2020-01-27 18:00
    BBC NEWS entertainment & Arts
    Gary Lineker calls for ‘voluntary’ licence fee

    Good old Gary, I have never heard a bad word said about the thick ****.

    Voluntary, who is going to volunteer to pay the Communist propaganda tax?


    • Darcy3 says:

      made a career out of being a goal hanger and very notably missed a penalty against Brazil, at least Gazza and Greavsie had the dignity to retire as alcohlics but he keeps harping on about footie.. have a drink Garry and forget those missed opportunites theres a corner shop not too far away, oh I forgot you have a nice house in a nice place so you can spout about the wonders of immigration to the rest of us.,.


  36. Darcy3 says:

    and good luck to them when the turkish rapists join. when they get a sniff of white meat….yeh freedom of movement, so many Cambridge graduates off to that hell hole I bet they cant wait for their honours degrees to join that thriving country


  37. SpinningReith says:

    scribblingscribe January 27, 2020 at 5:37 pm
    ” Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to get “17 Million Fuck Offs” to number one…..
    A mere 99p. Go on, make a Remainer miserable: ”
    I’ve just bought five copies.


  38. Guest Who says:

    They have sodding lost it.



  39. theisland says:
    East Croydon railway station stabbing leaves man dead.

    Local MP says “”I will not stop campaigning on this until our children are safe on our streets.”


  40. Thoughtful says:

    Some of the media have been showing the map the crashed helicopter took, and where it should have gone.

    Now I know the USA is a big place and people use planes to get around the place, but this was a fairly short hop from one part of a city to another.
    The fact is that if they had taken a car they’d be alive today, and it probably wouldn’t have been much difference in time.

    But all that pales somewhat in that this happened in LA, Wokesville, Climate Change central which is lecturing everyone else about fossil fuel use, and yet sees commuting short distances by helicopter as normal.

    Oh but I’m so important I couldn’t possibly drive appears to be a motivation. Or I’m so important, everyone else is doing it so I should too.

    If they believe climate change is real then they should lead by example not by diktat and horrible authoritarianism.


  41. Guest Who says:

    Remember roving reporter Nick Clegg, Editor Sweeney!… or those charmers at BIJ?


  42. Guest Who says:

    So… using the platform of the bbc to promote the platform the bbc provides to maintain said platform…?

    Still not exactly ‘News’ is it, Rob, Fran, Tony…?


  43. Thoughtful says:



    • Richard Pinder says:

      A Climate Reality Leader, leading her followers on a White Horse, to slay the deniers of the seven Climes of Ptolemy.


  44. Up2snuff says:

    BBC R4 Lunchtime after TWatO 1.45pm ‘Lies My Teacher Told Me’

    Narrator Priya Atwal gabbled much too quickly.

    Academics and others followed her lead at speed and made assertions without adding any evidence whatsoever.

    Marks out of ten?

    One would be slightly mean and two would be extremely over-generous.


  45. JimS says:

    What was going on in August 1936 in Broadcasting House?

    According to an old issue of Popular Wireless they were rehearsing the song Come And Listen To The Gay White Coons!.

    If they hadn’t changed the meaning of ‘gay’ I expect that word would no longer be used on the BBC either.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Apparantly they were minstrels who did not black up to sing.

      The word ‘coon’ in association with Black people came from the UK Whig party attempting to become a political force in the USA, one of their main policies was the emancipation of Black slaves, and the animal they chose for their party was the racoon hence the name ‘coons’.


  46. Up2snuff says:

    The BBC have gone big on the Holocaust Memorial Day this year, slightly/partly/mostly/wholly (you choose) because it is the Seventy-Fith Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. In all their coverage this year and in previous years, there has never been any mention of Corrie Ten Boom and her family that I can recall.

    I wonder why?


    • Guest Who says:

      Oops, reported by fat finger. Please ignore.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, no worries, shame you didn’t report the typo. 😉

        Wonder if maxi will spot it. Not that it will give him an angle or anything.


    • Guest Who says:

      This wizened bit of bitter Effluence Graun nonsense also coated himself in glory over Holocaust Memorial Day.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Hold. The. Front. Page.

    Jon earning every cent here.


  48. Guest Who says:

    “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.”

    Barack Obama is among the sports stars and celebrities
    paying tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

    BBC for once accurate. Barry was never seriously a President.


  49. StewGreen says:

    old Guido story from 2016
    The one about John Pienaar’s daughter being a top Labour activist
    Note the way Guido deleted all the comments