Start the Week Thread 3 February 2020

There are reports that the Government is to launch a consultation on decriminalising ‘no TV licence’ – perhaps this week . The Biased Far Left BBC will argue that it will lead to loss of revenue and ability to produce ‘quality ‘ programmes . It would be good if this site could make a contribution to the consultation as a small step to make the BBC British again or end it . Contributions welcome .

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433 Responses to Start the Week Thread 3 February 2020

  1. fakenewswatcher says:

    What do we make of the virtue-signalling by the Duke of Cambridge at the BAFTAS last night? I found his argument deceitful and unconvincing. I can see why he thought he had to make it, but that’s not honesty. I don’t approve of quotas, no matter how you disguise them.
    After Harry and Andrew, I wonder whether I am slowly turning into a Republican?

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    • Foscari says:

      fakensnewswatcher-The BAFTA’S like the BBC should
      have nothing to do with excellency . For a start there should be
      no actor or actress award. There should also be diversity
      quotas. So for a start just like BBC TV news presenters
      there should be at least 75% women.
      No films such as 1917 should be allowed to be nominated
      because it is nearly all about men. and of course the quotas
      should have more than a fair percentage of people from
      the film industry that come from LGBT and BAME community.
      The importance of how good they are at their profession is
      secondary , as it is at the BBC.
      As it happens the great South Korean film Parasite won awards.
      And Sam Mendes of Caribbean heritage also won a major
      award. Joaquin Phoenix is a very fine actor and deserved his award . BUT if he doesn’t think he deserves it ,let him
      give it away to somebody he thinks is diverse enough for him.

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    • vlad says:

      fake – This might speed up your conversion:

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Brave, or just worried about going too far?

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    • pugnazious says:

      Guest…funny what catches Hugh Sykes’ eye….how could he miss the opening lines…

      https://www.onlondon.co.uk/haringey-labour-branch-calls-for-working-class-section-in-bid-to-regain-power/

      ‘Members of a Labour Party branch in north London want to create a special grouping within Labour for working-class people in order to help the party form a national government.

      An invitation to join the project circulated before the Crouch End ward’s regular branch meeting scheduled for tomorrow (4 February) says that although “the middle-classes come across as very nice people” they “don’t seem to realise they often have a condescending attitude towards us [working-class people], talking to us as if we are children”.’

      Reminds me of the attitude that our betters adopt towards Leave voters. No wonder he missed it out.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Also Hugh.

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  3. Tabs says:

    Looking at the BBCs BAFTA fawning news articles today I see they have a Twitter feed @BBCNewsEnts which is the “Official account for the BBC News Entertainment team. Follow us for news updates and red carpet reports.”. After 11 years they have only gained 96,000 followers.

    A quick scan over the tweets they have recently made shows the most likes they get are 300 to 400 for the BAFTA tweets. Most are below 10 and the number of comments is often none or just 1. Older tweets have less than 10 likes and 1 comment.

    How much of the BBC budget is spent employing staff to maintain the Twitter page which at it’s best is reaching 0.00043% of the population and at worst reaching 0.0000014% ?

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Tabs, recently I discovered (don’t ask how) the BBC Turkey Twitter feed which has a surprising amount of up to date content. It appears to be London based. I don’t know how much of the UK population it reaches and don’t want to guess how much that’s likely to increase in the coming years

      @bbcturkce

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  4. pugnazious says:

    ‘The psychologist behind the UK’s main deradicalisation programme for terror offenders says it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured”.’

    Some chancers and opportunists [Sadiq Khan] being given a platform by the BBC to tell us how Boris has failed to deradicalise the Muslim terrorist. Might suggest the simple answer is the one Douglas Murray proposed…less Islam…

    Mr Murray told Nick Ferrari that it’s time people face the facts of terrorism.

    “We’ve had 16 years of people saying attacks like Saturday’s have nothing to do with Islam.

    “While everyone should remember this is a minority of people who would do such an atrocious act, it nevertheless obviously comes from Islam. It’s a problem that comes from Islam.”

    He says that after these attacks, in an effort to improve social inclusion, the country has been conned into accepting more Islam.

    “We’ve fallen into the idea that answer is more Islam. This is the argument of the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups.

    “‘You don’t like this Islam? Well we’ve got some other Islam, or different Islam.’

    And I just say, look, we need a bit less Islam.”

    Former chief prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal is hitting the studios telling us how he warned Boris Johnson about the need to decradicalise these people but Boris rebuffed him and said there was no money..

    Hmmm…this was in June 2016 when Boris was what? The Home Secretary? Prime Minister? Any minister? Er…no…he was an MP…and only made Foreign Secretary in July 2016…that’s Foreign Secretary not Home Secretary…so little to no responsibility for any deradicalisation programme in prisons.

    ‘Nazir Afzal, the former chief prosecutor for North West England, intervened by revealing his private conversation with Mr Johnson.
    He said he had raised the problem of terrorists being released “whilst ostensibly rehabilitated but still radicalised” in many government meetings, before raising it with Mr Johnson in June 2016.

    “He asked me what keeps me awake at night and I told him it was this issue,” Mr Afzal said.

    “When he wanted to know what to do about it, I told him it was more resources for one-to-one deradicalisation.

    “Back then, he hadn’t found the ‘money tree’ so he frustratingly said there was no money.”’

    It’s all very simple isn’t it? More money, more programmes, more community involvement, more Islam, more understanding.

    Trouble is things aren’t that simple and you can’t really deradicalise these people…at best you might persuade them not to use violence but they will still adhere to the same worldview and whilst not using violence themselves will fuel the anger and discontent by spreading and promoting that Islamic worldview in order to encourage others to do the violence whilst disassociating themselves from it….look at Moazzem Begg…look at Cage and Mend….or indeed the MCB.

    Look at the Jan Trust that the BBC was promoting at one stage….their line was that you, Muslims, should be angry about what is happening in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Muslim countries around the world but you must not use violence..be angry but not violent…how is that ‘deradicalising’ anyone? It is still promoting the very same worldview, that Islam is under attack and the West is out to destroy Muslim countries[because they’re Muslim], that the ‘Islamists’ promote…oh..as does the BBC of course.

    So let’s remind ourselves of what that psycholgist warned us about…

    ‘The psychologist behind the UK’s main deradicalisation programme for terror offenders says it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured”.’

    So that’s the main thing to understand…there are no easy fixes, and no guarantees. You have all these people claiming that more police owuld have stopped such attacks…this guy was being closely followed by a police surveillance team…and yet there was no way they could have stopped that attack…he grabbed a knife and started stabbing…the ony way to stop it is to keep him locked up…and yet we all know the usual suspects will be arguing against that…hooman rights/targeting of a community/demonisation of Muslims.

    Boris had long been advocating longer sentences but the BBC remarkably failed to mention that after the last attack on Westminster Bridge…their reports told us that Borris had just made up the policy on the hoof after the attack in a cynical and opportunistic way during the election campaign….the BBC giving lots of airtime to the father of the murdered Jack Merritt as he claimed Boris was exploiting his sons death to make political points when jarringly it was the father himself exploiting his own sons death telling people they must vote for Corbyn and not the ‘opportunistic’ Boris. Quite astonishing.

    It was in fact Labour and the BBC that rapidly weaponised the attack…on the same day of the attack we had the BBC debate and it was the BBC that raised the subject of the attack and wanted to know what the panel thought about it in the context of the election.

    Anyway…less islam…surely the only real answer.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, CBC still loves Justin and all his wicked moves.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    VD interviews the hard right.

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    • StewGreen says:

      That MP had a priority of scrapping the Prevent Programme of deradicalisation
      .. as well a slavery reparations as I mentioned on page 1 of this thread.

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Concerned resident lady (paraphrasing) “How can it be right to let a convicted terrorist out of prison early, and after a remarkably short sentence, if they’re immediately put under (not very effective) surveillance?”

      VD to concerned resident lady “Because… if you’re on the more minor end of terrorist offences…”

      What are ‘more minor end’ Jihadi terrorist offences?! Just a little bit of running amok and stabbing people perhaps? Only maiming and scarring, rather than finishing the job? Using a 6 inch veggie knife, rather than a 2 foot long machete?

      What does VD think is a ‘more major’ terrorist offence then?

      Full on beheadings of British soldiers in the street?
      Defenestrating elderly Jewish ladies from third story windows?
      Mowing pedestrians down with a speeding van?
      Blowing up children at pop concerts?

      How should those ‘misdemeanours’ be punished then VD? Serious frowning at and severe telling off, perhaps?

      One (of many) big questions not being asked is, if these ‘radicalised’ Muslims are not seeing prison as a punishment (presumably because they see it as a holiday cum training camp, at our expense), then why are more severe punishments not being seriously looked into?

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      • Charlie Farley says:

        We need the Death Sentence back ………these terrorists want to die so we must give them what they want and cut out the middle man !

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  7. Guest Who says:

    BBC appointed an Enclave Editor yet?

    Lots to choose from. Likely not Ben Hunte.

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    • StewGreen says:

      that recycled-news….. that dates from May 2019
      ..that is the date in the magazine
      .. although the tweet is new.

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    • vlad says:

      Housing enclave for muslims? Excellent. Then they can have exciting community workshops on bomb-making, women-stoning, gay-defenestration.

         5 likes

  8. pugnazious says:

    pish-kumar.jpg

    Funny coincidence….great minds think alike…

    ‘Streatham attacker Sudesh Amman, 20, was jailed for having bomb-making manuals, planned an atrocity over Skype, and urged his girlfriend to kill her own parents’

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  9. ToobiWan says:

    Anyone remember the good old days, when one could open a newspaper or turn on the TV and not be faced with the latest Muslim atrocity, outraged or offended Muslim? Seems like a lifetime ago.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Folk are in a bidding war to keep this on the radio, sources close to the BBC are trying to hush up.

    Reactions in the community vary.

    Most are falling about laughing.

    But a small % take it very seriously and put on extra vests.

       14 likes

  11. Guest Who says:

    Initially I thought they were looking at a broader, ‘East Asian’ market.

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  12. andyjsnape says:

    Anyone else noticed the eu.bc often opens up Have Your Says on Brexit and the governments plans, you then get loads of remainers still going on why its wrong. But why do we need to constantly hear why its wrong. eu.bc giving them hope and prolonging why “its wrong” – divide and conquer tactics, instead of moving forward and uniting.

    I am looking forward to the UK future outside of the eu’s red tape

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  13. Guest Who says:

    https://www.tvbeurope.com/tvbeverywhere/sky-urges-ofcom-action-against-itv-channel-5?

    Trouble in broadcast paradise. Sack of rats meets shark frenzy as viewers seek alternatives.

       14 likes

  14. Guest Who says:

    So awaiting Kay to come on and tell respondents what they can or cannot say.

       18 likes

  15. Guest Who says:

    It is really not the BBC’s day on the #CCBGB front today…

    Next up, Nish on why really all that is needed is a chat over a cup tea to solve psychotic ambitions embedded from youth.

    Not just on the BBC.

       28 likes

    • andyjsnape says:

      Has Mr Brexit not got a job?

         20 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Like Bray.. I am now a REMAINER.

      I want us to ‘Remain’ *outside* the EU.

         35 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      His coin dealing business mustn’t be going too well. It must be easier to live off the crowdfunding money remainiacs pay him. I don’t think he’d recognise real life now if it hit him in the face with a shovel.

         7 likes

      • ToobiWan says:

        I don’t think he’d recognise real life now if it hit him in the face with a shovel.
        With a boat like that, Rob, it looks like someone already did!

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  16. vlad says:

    The beeb are in their happy place: “Bafta Awards 2020: Joaquin Phoenix praised for calling out ‘systemic racism'”.

    And… “It was undoubtedly 1917’s night at the Baftas, with seven awards including best film, but the ceremony’s hottest topic was diversity.”

    Both on their home page.

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  17. Deborah says:

    5 minutes of Woman’s Hour this Monday morning and they have on two women, Anne McVoy and a really gobby lady speaking about the Labour leadership. They were both going on about how likely it was likely that Keir Starmer would be the next leader rather than any of the 4 women. Not once was there a suggestion that either he or any of the others might be the best one for the job. It was all about gender. It very soon became all about the ‘off’ switch in my car.

    We know the BBC always chooses its guests to fit with the agenda it wants to portray – but it is getting awfully boring to have two guests who agree with each other and both from the Left.

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  18. Woolwich says:

    I was thinking about the whole deradicalisation idea and found a flaw, please tell me that other people have come to this conclusion already as it seems so obvious.
    Think of your favourite style of music, your favourite singer or band, your most deeply held political belief, your most deeply held social belief, your favourite food, your most hated food, your sexuality. I could go on. Is there ANY way that anyone could “educate” you to turn your back on the political, social or artistic beliefs you have led your life by? Is there any way you would agree to sleep with someone of the opposite sex to which you’ve slept with your whole life? Could anyone convince you to make the food you hate a part of your dally diet AND enjoy doing so?
    The answer to all of these is no. My aversion to celery doesn’t rank on the scale of zero to jihadi but at best out of the goodness of my heart I might agree to try eating some covered in a strong dip or foodstuffs and not admit that I feel like throwing up. But I couldn’t keep it up.
    Deradicalisation just can’t work surely.

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    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Agree with the celery part even seeing it on screen makes me shudder, so I agree totally with your point. The only way you could possibly deradicalise someone is by aversion therapy, maybe electrodes to the genitals and make them read their book the Q out loud at the end of every sentence jolt them. Even doing that I wouldn’t trust them as they can still lie. The only method I would trust is the death penalty which would make them martyrs and hand over the 72 virgins, perhaps hanging and burying them in contaminated ground ( soaked in pig fat) but that would have the human rights lawyers on call faster than you can blink. Dammed if we do and dammed if we don’t.

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      • Charlie Farley says:

        Mrs Kitty
        That made me laugh with the electrodes…..almost choked on my mug of tea and if they survive all that they must be good citizens…..pity to waste the pig fat on them though !

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  19. Up2snuff says:

    BBC betray their anti-Trump bias and faulty knowledge of the USA Presidential election in their web-site title ‘language’ here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news (second item down on far right)

    In the article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51302248 it does not state that there is a convention that you do not stand against a President seeking a second term. The article does not state who are the Republicans breaking this convention and standing against ‘Mr Trump’ (BBC’s naming) or why.

    BBC bias clearly on view to all.

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  20. Terminal Moraine says:

    Subtle, but still very BBC —

    Which out of director Sam Mendes’ 10 greatest film moments gets a spot on the home page? Something from Dr Strangelove? Lost in Translation? Taxi Driver? No, of course it’s a shot from Godfather II of the child Vito Corleone landing in NY with the Statue of Liberty reflected in a window.

    Something about impoverished child migrants that the BBC find irresistible. Just don’t mention all the organised crime and killing that tends to follow.

    Fuhgeddaboudit…

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  21. vlad says:

    Coronavirus looks like becoming a pandemic as it spreads across the world killing hundreds and infecting thousands.

    But the really big story for the beeb is that it’s causing hurty feelings among the Chinese because of our ‘racism’.

    Can you imagine the horror? People are staying away from Chinatown!

    But it gets worse: “People getting up and moving seats on the Tube; children being told to keep back from “foreigners”.”

    As if all that weren’t bad enough, people are actually shunning Chinese takeaways!!

    Oh, man’s inhumanity to man.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51348593

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    • popeye says:

      How on earth can you keep back from “foreigners” in London?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      That’s the problem with completely porous borders. Unless you know who has travelled into and out of the UK, where from and for why – tourism [short, medium, long term up to visa limit] short or longer, study, business [short, medium, long term] or to live [legally or illegally] – then you have no means of dismissing these foolish attitudes.

      This virus might actually give our Civil Servants and politicians a much-needed wake-up call now that the first stage of Brexit has been achieved.

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  22. Dover Sentry says:

    Two of life’s certainties:

    1. The BBC never have and never will produce a positive feature on Brexit.

    2. The BBC never have and never will produce a positive feature on Brexit.

       55 likes

    • andyjsnape says:

      i’m still waiting for sandwiches to run out?? (as “reported” previously) lol

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  23. andyjsnape says:

    No mention of Far Left terrorists?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50823532

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  24. Dover Sentry says:

    The Sun. (Reporting on Boris’s Speech Today at the Old Naval College in Greenwich, London).

    “The question is whether we agree a trading relationship with the EU comparable to Canada’s – or more like Australia’s. In either case, I have no doubt that Britain will prosper.”

    “The EU had earlier made it clear they wanted access to Britain’s waters, as well as for Gibraltar be excluded from any trade deal.”

    “Today Mr Johnson dismissed the outrageous demands out of hand.”

    “He said: “I can definitely confirm to you and the people of Gibraltar that the UK will be negotiating on behalf of the entire UK family and that definitely includes Gibraltar.”

    “The UK will be an independent coastal state at the end of this year 2020, controlling our own waters.”

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10879228/boris-johnson-threatens-to-collapse-eu-trade-talk/

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  25. Halifax says:

    Wow
    Just read that NISSAN will pull out of Europe and increase production across its UK market post-Brexit if a free trade deal is not agreed between Britain and the EU in a major win for Brexiteers. Isnt that great news !
    Ill have a quick look on the BBC to get more info……oh nothing on the news it must be on the reginal news…oh here we go clapping seals but nothing about NISSAN commiting to UK

    No why would that be ?? Surely they are pro UK pro UK jobs ……perhaps not.
    Oh well i suppose its another nail in the coffin of the BBC, Can someone bring it to the attention of the Sunderland MP please .

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    • Beltane says:

      Newsreader Sophie has just used the latest phrase update – ‘Because of Brexit’, which is to replace ‘In spite of etc..’ from now on.

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  26. taffman says:

    From Al Beeb’s house paper ……………\\Nissan ‘could pull out of EU and expand in UK after hard Brexit’ //
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/03/nissan-eu-uk-hard-brexit

    Has Al Beeb mentioned this news yet ?

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  27. Dover Sentry says:

    Re Nissan good Brexit News posted above.

    May I refer you to my previous post that the BBC never-ever-never does good Brexit news. It would not be the BBC if it did. 🙂

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  28. StewGreen says:

    Reinstatement petitions : Victoria D 67K after 13 days …. Alastair Stewart 80K after 5 days

       11 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Looks like Team VD may need to go to either a protest or a rigged poll.

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      • Guest Who says:

        As an OT aside on matters ‘petition’, I maintain my subscription to all these idiot sites just to see what they come up with next.

        Some make Dawn Butler seem sane.

        But they also appear to be suffering, perhaps as money dries up from the more reliable funders fed up pouring money down a red hole or seeing worthy causes utterly overshadowed by lefty idiocy pushed by ‘teams’ struggling to afford their flats in Kensington.

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  29. ToobiWan says:

    Delingpole: My 48 Hours of Hell with the Brexit ‘Knuckledraggers. Breitbart
    Would have supplied the Indy link but I’m not subscribing.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    FFS supposedly IMPARTIAL judge praising XR protesters he is supposed to be punishing
    Disruption and violent obstruction is fine when it’s done by nice middle class people.

       25 likes

    • Nibor says:

      Time for judges to be elected if they believe in judicial activism .

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    • StewGreen says:

      That dim judge doesn’t understand the trickery of Alinsky techniques
      The BBC works in cahoots with the XR terrorists
      Just in : Enough is Enough: XR co-founder filmed calling for ‘take down’ of civilisation

      LBC host calls for greater police powers
      A co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has been filmed at an event calling for activists to “take down” civilisation as part of the group’s disruptive fight for climate change.
      LBC can reveal today, as part of Nick Ferrari’s campaign for police to have greater powers to clamp down on the group, that Simon Bramwell spoke publicly at a meeting hosted by Deep Green Resistance UK, calling for them to adopt more extreme tactics.

      Nick Ferrari’s Enough is Enough campaign is calling for changes to be made to the Public Order Act to give the police power to ban any protest that will cause serious public disorder. At present this power is limited to just protest marches.

      Mr Bramwell spoke at a meeting by a group named By Any Means Necessary?, which was advertised on Facebook.

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    • StewGreen says:

      BTW there is no official record of alleged remarks by the judge, so the headline could be an Alinsky trick itself
      Only one dodgy lefty source carries the story
      https://leftfootforward.org/2020/01/judge-reportedly-tells-extinction-rebellion-activists-you-have-to-succeed-while-sentencing-them/

      No media were present at the sentencing and recording is not allowed but Davis said that a friend of one of the defendants in the public gallery made notes of Noble’s sentencing remarks. ..

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  31. Sluff says:

    In all the excitement of the Streatham enrichment and BAFTA BAME virtue signalling, another of the BBC’s favourite narratives may have been overlooked by readers.

    In Dr Who, the two main guest characters were gay and married to each other!

    Back in the day, they would just have been good mates, as indeed most men are, even today, with other men. But on the BBC that sort of thing just isn’t done. Nope, got to be gay.

    So in just one Sunday evening in ‘peak’ viewing, the BBC manage to get Islam, gay, and BAME issues front of mind.

    The viewing public meanwhile increasingly have something else front of mind. The off switch.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Sluff:

      Well done for managing to watch Dr Who. I watched the show ever since Jon Pertwee was the Doctor, but I cannot face it any more.

      Strangely, I find I haven’t missed it.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Sluff
        Yes I’d echo that – who actually watches it any more ? Does it get exported ? Make any money ? Somehow I think not .

        …. elsewhere – the MSM I’d sulking because bojo is starting to treat them in the same way that President Trump treats his ‘press’ . Let’s face it – it’s not a matter of accountability anymore .
        The MSM just spends its time as snowflake propaganda . They are hardly going to get more ‘anti ‘ than they already are – they are disconnected from the General Public too – which is far more serious ( see General Election result ) .

        As an aside – Daniel Hannon – the excellent ex Tory MEP who has fought so long for brexit – has tweeted that he won’t be doing MSM interviews any more – I wonder if he will still do BBC Question Time – which he has done from time to time .

        There was a rumour last week that bojo is planning to put him in the Lords to try to rebalance it away from the traitors …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff or the off licence … er no, …. umhhh … perhaps putting it like that might give the wrong impression.

      Oh dear!

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  32. Fedup2 says:

    What are you doing Thursday ? It’s the day that traitor Berkow publishes his book . So he’ll be doing the rounds of BBC and other MSM studios being lauded for trying to stop his country from that fate worse than death which is leaving the Reich EU .

    It’s strange that his memoirs are published before the formal inquiries about bullying are completed and reported . Personally I think he should be in Belmarsh . Plenty more traitors of a different tint in there …. ( until half their sentences are done of course )…..

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  33. StewGreen says:

    Oz does deport : 5,023 crimbos in last 5 years
    Of those deported 452 were child sex offenders, 220 were rapists, and 93 were murderers.
    The deportation figures show that visa cancellations have grown to almost three a day since changes were introduced five years ago, according to the Australian.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/visa-crackdown-kicks-out-5023-violent-migrants/news-story/d0feb029cc3a3377f0b3c2c323c59d17

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  34. StewGreen says:

    Greyhound Bus mass shooting in California : “motive unclear”
    one dead, 5 injured… shooter in custody
    police video statement

    “Investigators say the bus driver pulled over
    & asked the shooter to get off the bus
    & he did, leaving the gun behind. “

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Is this IMPARTIAL broadcasting …
    or stealing money from the licence payers to push your own POLITICAL agendas ?
    #GreenDream #Cult

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    • Fedup2 says:

      BBC licence Fee de criminalisation

      I browsed the 2015 report which the BBC currently depends on regarding compulsory payment of the licence fee with conviction as a penalty .

      The QC who wrote the report relied on aged statistics to support the status quo. I think this is the weakness of the ‘proportionality ‘excuse used to keep things as they are .

      There do not seem to be detailed statistics on the type of persons caught without a licence by gender age race area and income – which must be available somewhere and certainly in court records for those who land up in court .

      Nor is the manual which is mentioned in the report used by TV licence inspectors to act ‘honestly ‘ in their activities . It cannot be proportionate to criminalise people for watching a live TV is these ‘liberal ‘ times .

      I reckon there are stronger grounds for change – and it may well have been that when the last report was done ( under PM Cameron – Teresa May Home sec? ) the author might have been given a bit of guidance on the ‘outcome ‘….

      BY THE WAY – THOSE STILL PAYING THE TV LICENCE WILL BE PAYING £2.80 more from 1 April 2020 .

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Unique funding model gets even more unique.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7961681/BBC-announces-cost-annual-TV-licence-fee-rise-154-70-157-50.html

    Those dozen twerps on twitter saying they are happy to pay it are going to love covering Botney’s pension.

    Unless the dams and government really are that stup……

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    • Guest Who says:

      ‘dcms’ Stupid Flan..autocorrect.
      The BBC ‘unique everything’ model. This seems to sum things up.:

      Produce shite.
      Audiences bail.
      Hire more staff.
      Steal from TVL to cover pensions.
      More audience bails.
      Hire lunatics and let them produce mental output.
      Lose more audience.
      Realise ‘too big to fail’ is only option.
      Hike licence fee for remaining audience.
      Pray Government stupid enough to step in with poll tax.
      Forget that we can now vote for who we actual want on what policies.

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  37. Darcy3 says:

    Getting sick to the back teeth of blacks enjoying the benefits of this country then undertaking racist attacks on whites:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7960459/Furious-GMB-viewers-blast-arrogant-anti-white-Professor-Black-Studies.html

    Kehinde Andrews, who is a professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University, told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that the British Empire was worse than the Third Reich.

    He was appearing on today’s programme debating Labour leader hopeful Lisa Nandy’s proposal to removed the word ‘Empire’ from OBEs.

    Viewers branded Professor Andrews a racist after he incensed them with his remarks about Britain, the Empire and ‘whiteness’.

    As Piers and Susanna accused him of racist language, he responded: ‘Whiteness is not just for white people there also Asian people black people who purport the psychosis of whiteness.

    I invite you to join me in emailing Birmingham University and demand he is sacked for hate crimes and asking why they employ racists

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    • Beltane says:

      This gem was front row for Nicky Campbell’s in-depth ‘Big Question’ yesterday, and a man who does a superlative job of demeaning and diminishing the post of ‘professor’. Birmingham must be proud.
      I should add that, since apologies for briefly adding to BQ viewing figures are required, I only watched for a few seconds before changing channels back to my grand-daughter’s preferred ‘Peppa Pig’ to re-establish a more calm and measured form of entertainment.

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    • Dystopian says:

      “Kehinde Andrews, who is a professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University”

      Who is the professor of White Studies?

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Join the fight back, this time I was highly offended by Birmingham Unis racist scumbag “Professor” of “Black Studies” :

      [email protected]

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  38. ToobiWan says:

    Breaking: WWII bomb found in Soho.

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  39. Guest Who says:

    Interestingly JHB has gone ballistic on No.10 pulling a Don on Gotcha clowns from the MSM on twitter and… #CCBGB

    Reap what you sow.

    Mixed views. Depends how they handle it. I expect to be informed and pols to be held to account, and if this is done cutting out the clear ideological influence, grandstanding and agenda of Nick, Laura, Lewis, Pesto, Beff, KGM, etc… then fine.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – can they really be surprised. They need to realise that they earn their daily bread from information the government gives them to pass on to us . The internet bi passes them – and if they distort , omit and do the other things reported daily on this site they deserve all they get .

      The parliamentary committees are now holding ministers to account now so maybe they should just sit quietly at the back and make their little notes …..

      And on the upside – if they can’t deliver ‘product ‘ they won’t be needed – more redundancies ….

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  40. digg says:

    Climate change: Sacked climate chief ‘may sue government’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51357200

    By Roger Harrabin
    BBC environment analyst

    A model demonstration of using anonymous, faceless “authoritative voices” to flood a junked up piece of journalistic personal opinion to spin a mantle of authority.

    I capitalise the many ways he twists and turns below…

    “But SOURCES close to Mrs O’Neill say they think she was fired for criticising government failings. THEY SAY the process for the climate meeting was in disarray…”

    “The SOURCES said different ministers were jockeying to lead the UN meeting, known as COP26, adding that the Prime Minister was out of touch…”

    “BUT I UNDERSTAND that some of the basics still aren’t in place. IT SEEMS the meeting might even be switched away to London from Glasgow because security costs there are much higher…”

    “I’M TOLD the original total cost of the conference signed off by Cabinet was £250m. IT IS SAID NOW to be closer to £450m, with no agreed final budget…”

    “Scottish government SOURCES insist that the venue is booked and they expect the summit to happen there as planned.

    One SOURCE close to Mrs O’Neill said: “Boris doesn’t really know anything about climate change. He pays lip service, but hasn’t got a clue. He promised to chair a Cabinet committee on climate change – but he hasn’t even convened a meeting.”

    SOURCES said she derided some of the UK’s most experienced climate diplomats because she thought they were moving too slowly and were tied to old and ineffective methods.

    SOME OBSERVERS who oppose the UK’s climate change laws have celebrated her demise, arguing that she echoed environmental groups too closely.

    Yes thats our Roger Harribin using “sources” etc. like confetti.

    The usual “sources say” attack mode used by lazy journalists, using unsubstantiated anonymous “quotes” to create a story designed to taint a Government they detest.

    I think Mr Harribin, one of the more rabid Climate fanatics has more sources than HP.

    Sorry Mr Harribin, you have form and we can see right through this devious rubbish!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      5pm BBC news still going on about the Non black BAFTA’s and not enough girl directors . Maybe they can remake Zulu , Ghandi , blackadder or other films about non white culture which we will all pay to go and watch . Tokenism at its best .

      Maybe HRH can ask his sister in law to make a film since she has acting form …. I don’t half get fed up with this snowflake nonsense and should be surprised that 24 hours after HRH called for more coloured films directed by wimmin the BBC still thinks it’s ‘news ‘ .
      Now back to Islamic terrorism and the Muslim mayor who has done so much to prevent it ……

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I suggest all those that whinge about the all white film industry, go and overdose on Bollywood films where there is ne’er a person of white skin to be seen ! but you don’t hear any complaints about that !

        Perhaps like the MOBO awards, there should be a separate film industry for non whites, that should keep everyone happy.

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  41. Dystopian says:

    Streatham terrorists mother needs to polish up on her Taqiya technique. Isn’t there an old saying that, to be a good liar, one has to have a good memory?
    These conflicting statements in the same interview c/o Sky News:

    “ Ms Khan, who is originally from Sri Lanka but lives in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, said when she first heard an attack had happened she “had a feeling” he was responsible because it was in south London.”

    “In an interview with Sky News, Ms Khan said she could not believe her “polite and lovely boy” who was “always smiling” could carry out a terror attack.”

    So which is it to be Ms Khan?

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  42. Loobyloo says:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51360192

    Oops, they did it again. Louis Tomlinson sticking it to BBC breakfast for insensitive questioning. What a bunch of sixth formers. I could have used a more graphic term but chose not to.

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  43. Loobyloo says:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51348593

    Avoid this article if you have high bp. Yep, Al Beeb just can’t help allowing themselves to label scared people as racist, because they are worried about coronavirus. No, we’re all expected to risk getting fatally ill for the good of diversity.
    Of course people will overreact, but that is a good thing because it may help to curb the spread. And, if the useless govt and WHO had advised people to stop travel etc earlier, or prevented those from China from entering the UK earlier, then there wouldn’t be such a worry. Of course they won’t want the UK populace to know how many Chinese citizens are living in the country…

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  44. theisland says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51363612
    BBC licence fee to rise by £3 per year from April
    HYS open.

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Soho Dean St was evacuated due to a WW2 bomb this afternoon.
    … but all is well and the cordon is now lifted

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  46. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  47. StewGreen says:

    8pm Channel4 Australia on Fire: Climate Emergency
    with first-hand accounts from the firefighters on the frontline
    @ITNProductions #australiaonfire #AustraliaBurning

    @C4KylieM (Kylie Morris) reports on the dramatic, terrifying story of the battle against the bushfires down under with first-hand accounts from firefighters and residents. #AustraliaOnFire Climate Emergency,

    Nothing about arsonists then ?
    #CloseMinded cult

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  48. pugnazious says:

    The Baftas…#Sowhite….so, so horribly white that the BBC publishes, and gives frontpage billing to, Joaquin Phoenix’s very virtuous speech bemoaning how white the Baftas are…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51355206

    ‘Joaquin Phoenix has received praise for using his Baftas speech to call out “systemic racism” in the film industry.

    “I think that we send a very clear message to people of colour that you’re not welcome here,” he said.’

    Curiously, with the Baftas being so, so white, the BBC illustrates a Bafta report with this photo….is it CGI?….

    blafta.jpg

    And hang on…one question….how do you get nominated for a Bafta?…the BBC doesn’t provide us with an answer it just rolls out the ‘orthodox’ view that the Baftas are racist and Bames aren’t welcome there.

    The process…6,500 Bafta members from around the world do the initial vote….

    ‘The EE British Academy Film Awards recognise excellence and reward talent through a process that includes two rounds of voting by members, specialist chapters and juries.

    The winners and nominees in the majority of categories are voted for by 6,500 BAFTA members, who are comprised of industry professionals and creatives around the world. Members vote to decide the nominations from hundreds of films in round one, then vote for the winner in round two. ‘

    ….but what do they vote on?…who decides which films get put up for nomination?….er…not Bafta…it’s mainly the film-makerss themselves….

    http://awards.bafta.org/sites/default/files/images/ee_british_academy_film_awards_1920_-_rules_and_guidelines_-_feature_categories_october_2019.pdf

    ‘Who can enter a film?
    A film may be entered by its producer or UK distributor or a representative thereof (‘entrant’). Others may suggest films for entry by emailing [email protected]; the film’s distributor or producer will be asked to provide all necessary information to complete the entry if they wish.’

    So….one….if ‘Bame’ film-makers don’t nominate their own films they won’t be in the running…you’ve got to be in to win.

    Two…the vote is by 6,500 Bafta members from around the world….how many Bame and or female? Lots I imagine….for instance..head of Bafta in Los Angeles…heart of Hollywood…

    ‘Kathryn Ann Busby is an American film executive who has been senior vice president of development at Sony Pictures Television Networks, and in January 2020 was named as executive vice president of TriStar Television, a division of SPT.’

    She’s so, so white…and male…..

    2020-jan.-7.kathrynbusby-headshot.for_.tristar.release.jpg?crop=0px%2C26px%2C2396px%2C1343px&resize=681%2C383

    The BBC isn’t interested in the truth just in peddling lies and half-truths in order to futher its own race agenda….for instance you have to ask why this is still on Youtube when it is an outrageous lie and slander…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      This shows the disconnect between common sense and the Snowflake BBC propaganda machine which unfortunately has already included a future king who obviously isn’t the sharpest tool in the box .

      The common sense is that merit should win over both gender and skin colour . So let’s commission some embarrassingly bad films done by black crews with black actors for white tickbox paying audiences ….. what nonsense .

      But I bet BBC Films is busily searching for duff scripts from the ‘ community ‘. Maybe I could get a few bob out of them by describing my struggle as a whitee man struggling with my inner black woman . But I think that might have been done ?

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