Midweek Thread 19 February 2020

Pick your favourite Far Left BBC propaganda theme -Genders -Diversity – islam – climate change – EU – President Trump -bojo – or combination thereof . No wonder people are switching off and refusing to pay for it .

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411 Responses to Midweek Thread 19 February 2020

  1. taffman says:

    “BT account scammers jailed for £358k fraud”
    Local boys and girls?


    • StewGreen says:

      But the BBC text says nothing about them being foreigners.
      It gives the addresses making out they are all Portsmouth lads

      Now strangely this Nigerian journalist seems interested in the story and tweeted this.


  2. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm R4 the paper’s scoop about “the boy on the hospital floor” reached a huge audience and influenced the debate
    it also spawned a conspiracy theory.

    The way it was presented was fake news
    saying that Tory-austerity meant a sick young boy had to sleep on a hospital floor.
    In fact the boy had been given a bed , but later on a more severe patient camei n and he really needed that bed.

    The NHS has plenty of cash, but managers often misuse it.


    • StewGreen says:

      The YP editor complained about anti-Nottinghamshire prejudice at Loughborough
      .. then told how he got his first journalism job, cos the editor came from the same village as him…
      FFS .. that was prejudice to his advantage.


  3. taffman says:

    Just switched off the LBC radio. Fed up of listening to arch- Remainers Mair and Fogarty squealing about immigration control.
    Gonna try Talk Radio next .
    It appears that most broadcaster are libmpdem snowflakes, Remainers and gay ?


  4. StewGreen says:

    York businesses were furious about BBC reporter going for narrative
    .. by standing in a special flood plain car park in the south of the city.. which is designed to flood.
    .. and making out that York City Centre was flooded and closed
    when in fact business was normal.


  5. StewGreen says:

    9pm TV prog about Chinese immigration to UK


  6. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News Video:

    “How overseas stag parties are hurting the environment”

    “About half of the flights taken last year by 20-45 year-old men were for stag dos, and that generates a lot of emissions. So what can be done?”


    I tell you what can be done BBC. CO2 has nothing to do with any global warming that may or may not be taking place.

    Now we are Post-Brexit, I can see the eco loons destroying our lives in order to achieve their Marxist Utopia. And they are succeeding. Carbon Neutral is impossible to achieve and pointless anyway.

    I’ll go and dig up the lawns in Parliament Square in protest against this Climate Change Cobblers. How many seconds would I last before I was tasered? 🙁


    • Beltane says:

      ‘…and that generates a lot of emissions. So what can be done?’

      Cue the new environmentally-friendly BBC-branded XR ‘Climax Change’ condom.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Why just stag dos, and not hen dos?

      For that matter, why not: BBC journos, Royal family, climate change conference attendees, immigrants….?


  7. digg says:

    In Germany they are about to pass legislation to force social media companies to hand over personal details and IP addresses of anyone indulging in what the officials (I think they mean Police and possibly XR and Greenpeace) view has hate crime including retweeting hate crime, In the UK Vegans are not only demanding their own office fridges but also a protected status for Vegans under the law.

    I can see meat eaters ending up like smokers, sitting on the side of the road, outside the factory grounds in their plastic bus shelters to eat their ham sandwiches!

    So the great Liberal woke masses are converting Nations into totalitarian states. How come these people seem to have so much more say in everything?

    You could not make this shit up!


    • StewGreen says:

      Thats what the Iranian government want against people who make comments against Islam etc.
      or pro-gay comments
      But countries have always said Iran is breaching human rights if it does that.


  8. StewGreen says:

    Australia perfectly good immigrant worker decision
    ..’right you backpackers have all jumped through the checks and got your work visas
    .. and we have bushfire stuff that need cleaning up
    so we will extend your work visas if you want’


  9. Fedup2 says:

    Swamp dwellers in trouble – Caroline Lucas MP selling herself for £150 for 30 minute guided tour of parliament (illegal /corrupt )
    And Dave Steel being thrown out of the Illiberals for turning a blind eye to paedo Cyril Smith .

    Meanwhile the candidates to take the Labour Party into oblivion try to out Left each other …


  10. StewGreen says:

    Flood photos
    Looks to me that flood warnings were given.
    Then people who live next to bridges went to sleep and left their cars yards from the river.
    FFS surely you’d park your car up the road after such warnings ?


  11. StewGreen says:

    Times pg3 on Monday ..’hey there is this guy who is brilliant sleuth against Russian trolls and fake news
    .. he gets death threats
    He lives in a remote Scottish village with this name’

    FFS why are they virtually printing the guys name ajnd address ?


  12. Fedup2 says:

    I haven’t heard the 5pm R4 news for a long time thankfully – but tonight – to celebrate what might be the start of something called an

    ‘Immigration policy ‘

    The BBC sent a droid to Shirebrook – the formal mining town presided over for so long by comrade Dennis Skinner .

    Having put words into the mouths os a couple of passers by he then interviewed a local ( British ) who he promptly accused of racism for saying locals were being undercut on the jobs front by incoming foreigners – or what I would call ‘guest workers ‘.

    I was surprised that the BBC played the next bit of the interview because basically the bloke couldn’t give a damn about being callec a ‘racist ‘ and that there were more important things like jobs for locals .

    The easterners – Bulgarians – Poles – et al apparently don’t feel welcome any more . ……

    I think I can guess which side – instinctively – the BBC and Labour Party would be on .


    • PeterT says:

      I live in Bolsover District and I can tell you that when ex-miners in my constituency vote to throw out the likes of Dennis Skinner by such a large margin there is a sea change in the political landscape. Listening to the views of formally died-in-the-wool Labour supporters I could see it coming. Before the general election, in the local elections, many Labour councillors in the Parish Councils and the District Council lost their seats but still the Labour Party didn’t get it. People round here were sick and tired of being seemingly second class citizens in their own country with no one to speak up for them and the Party they had supported all their lives totally ignoring their wish to leave the EU. I just hope that their trust is now rewarded by the present Government.


  13. digg says:


    ‘It’s really special’: the ballet company shaking up the world of dance

    Ballet, invented in Europe for a European audience is far too European….


    With that headline of course you all know exactly whats coming don’t you?

    Yep a massive pic of 12 BAME’s and 3 Whites……

    On we go…..


    • Oaknash says:

      Interesting interview on today on BBC radio Cornwall, they were talking to a plod officer about “hate” crime which has apparently gone up in Cornwall and asking him about what he was going to do about it.
      I found it both highly amusing and frustrating at the stupidity of this law , when listening to this particular plod trying to describe what “hate” crime was without using the word censorship.

      The whole interview could only be described as “nebulous” even though the lefty BBC interviewer was bowling him very softest of soft balls.

      When even the police dont understand what they are trying to enforce, what hope is there for the rest of us to know what to say?
      But I suppose that is the real point- we say nothing.


  14. G.W.F. says:

    Dilemma for the comrades at the BBC. Who to support for the US election: Bloomberg or Bernie?

    Bernie is more left but has Bloomberg a better chance of beating the evil racist, sexist Trump?

    Bloomberg has a past but not as bad as Trump suggests the state broadcaster


  15. Dover Sentry says:

    You’d think the BBC would support pay rises for British workers?

    But no. They want not only to keep wages low through the employment of unskilled EU workers, but also to keep British workers out of a job.

    If you’re male, pale and stale, the BBC despise you.

    Everyone else? Hi-five!


  16. Fedup2 says:

    I think they’ll side with Comrade Bernie – I’m sure the BBC is even more disconnected to the Democrat voters as they were to Labour Voters when the General Election comes .

    Meanwhile – I caught the start of C4 news who spoke of those who voted for the current government as though they were strangers in their own land .

    The an ethnic presenter spoke to an ethnic labour girl about immigration – which I thought was funny . The ethnic was called Faiza Shaheen who was the momentum supported Labour candidate for Chingford – and was beaten by sir IDS.i refer to ethnicity because it came into the ‘discussion’ Then the off switch came ….


    • Banania says:

      Faiza Shaheen gives elocution classes, I believe.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Ha ha – you hit that nail on the head . I was seeing her as a kind of UK version of AOC . A mouthy airhead . Pretty though but that will go soon .

        She went from budding Paki MP to being paid by a Lefty Lobby group – better than working though – want fries with yer Big Mac ?

        BBC news – running full scale Project Fear because Pritti is starting to carry out the Party manifesto ( for a change ) and stopping a variety of foreigners from using the UK as a flop as well as filling the prisons to overflowing .
        Another nudge towards ending the BBC …. off switch


      • BRISSLES says:

        If anyone strangulates the English language, its her. She is painful to listen to with her glottal stop way of speaking. How in God’s name she manages to get work airing her views is beyond me. When reviewing the papers she was titled as Director of Somethinguseless Labour Studies, but I see now she is classed as an “Economist”.


  17. pugnazious says:

    People are complaining, quite rightly, about the BBC’s excited coverage of ‘Dave’ and his claim that Borus is a racist…it’s been filling the BBC news bulletins and presumably made it onto the programmes themselves judging by the reaction.

    The BBC’s finest are upset that you dare to criticise them…Tony Livesey got up on his high-horse and gave a patronising lecture to those who just don’t understand that the BBC is merely reporting the news….apparently people are curating their own news and don’t want to hear things they disagree with and want to close down organisations like the BBC that are simply bringing the world to them…they need to grow up and face reality.

    One…it’s not a BBC presenter’s place to defend the BBC….got a dog in the fight and not impartial judge…BBC presenters never accept criticism of the BBC and always react aggressively to shut down the critic….hear it happen again and again.

    Two…seems the only person who doesn’t want to hear the truth is Livesey who is trying to silence the critics.

    Three…the criticism is completely justified….a singer, Dave, who most people have never heard of, slags off Boris with a cheap attention getting bit of virtue signalling intended to grab the headlines wiith an easy and lazy smear is rewarded by the BBC with its airwaves filled with the story…and not a single attempt to either justify the comment [because they can’t] or to provide measured comment to show ‘Dave’ is wrong.

    Usual BBC student level journalism, more Viz than The Times [lol…and Pienaar…where was the BBC report of his departure for the Times’ rival to R4?….BBC not happy one must think] where they gleefully jump on a story that allows them to lob abuse at their favoured target whilst claiming they are merely ‘reporting the news’…don’t shoot the messenger….ironically yet another example of why the BBC should be closed down.


  18. taffman says:

    Given that lots of woke people are shouting about Great Britain’s racism , why are so many people trying to get in here by hook and crook ?


  19. yohodi says:

    One for Dave the rapper…
    Feelin’ uptight,
    pen shock s**te,
    coz anyone can do it, chew it spew it..
    Geta rhymin’ app,
    knock out total crap,
    hate it rate it, call it rap…
    I’z bangin’ no riff,
    bangin’ no drum..
    I’z call it wot it iz..
    Call it Tan-trum…
    (an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child).


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      I asked my (apparently extremely cool) teenage son about ‘Dave the Rapper’… he said “Who? No one I know listens to that, rap music is really old Dad, wasn’t it around when you were at school?” (yep, and it was shyte then too).

      The BBC don’t get young people, I don’t think they ever have, young people don’t want to be told what to like by patronising ‘old’ people. Look at the statistics, hardly anyone under 40 watches anything the BBC produce.

      I read this wonderful quote, paraphrasing “The BBC made the classic middle-aged mistake of speaking with a handful of really vocal young people and thinking they represented ALL young people, instead of the gobby, fringe group of misfits they really were…”


      • Scroblene says:

        When Radio London and others were closed down by Harold Wilson, some DJs went on to Radio One and stayed forever.

        It was extremely un-cool to like Radio One, Ronan O’Rahilly tried all sorts of valiant efforts to keep Radio Caroline afloat – even airborne, but it all came to nought…

        Radio 2 was awful, and three was pretty dire as well, but we did have some superb announcers and interviewers on R4. The standards of the latter have all been lost now, with appalling delivery, snobbish attitudes, general bad manners and a failure to communicate in most subjects without baming, woking, rapping, sneering etc.

        Shame really, but that’s what happened a long time after a dreadful socialist government started to interfere with something as basic as a proper unbiased news programme, or an entertainment outlet which cost them nothing.

        (And ‘garage Band’ seems to have stopped working on my Ipad, so I can’t even listen to something I ‘wrote’ either)!


        • Banania says:

          And alas for the World Service! That stirring march Lilliburlero was recognized everywhere, then they re-scored it for strings, then dropped it because it still sounded too imperial. And along with the tune went the quality of the content.


  20. taffman says:

    “NHS needs smooth supply of foreign workers”
    Funny thing that . For the last thirty years we have heard the winging and whining of the shortage of NHS workers, doctors and nurses. Why the heck haven’t we trained our own , surely three decades is enough time to train these people?
    On the other hand, the NHS is stuffed full of admin workers despite the advent of computers and I.T. They used to be called pen-pushers.
    I suspect that immigration will rise in the next ten years . Britain is at bursting point. Expect more houses, hospitals, schools and roads to be built and then as a consequence , more floods.
    Over to you Extinction Rebellion ……………..


    • JimS says:

      Male doctors used to work until they died, female doctors now work part-time until they are 35, then they breed dogs and children on a smallholding.

      No doubt the same will happen with all the other professions as our girls are told they can and our boys are told they can’t.


      • Scroblene says:

        My niece in the US wanted to be a vet.

        She’s pretty bright, but didn’t make the cut apparently.

        She’s now a highly successful physician dealing with – er humans…


  21. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    The US President reportedly offered the Wikileaks founder a pardon if he said Russia was not involved in leaking emails during the 2016 election.


    The ‘reportedly’ is accompanied by a ‘quote’.

    Has the bbc decided to totally avoid any hint of substantiation?


  22. Dover Sentry says:

    I think its worth being aware of this organisation which campaigns for free speech.

    For instance, in the past five years, there have been 87,000 police investigations by 27 police forces for ‘Non-Crime Hate’.

    Would it not be better to police our streets rather than our tweets.

    BBC take note.



    • Richard Pinder says:

      I love the Police. If I hated the Police, then Humberside Thinkpol would send two Police officers to analyze my thinking to check if I have got a thought crime. So I love the Police, I love the Police, I love them because Humberside Thinkpol checks a person’s politically unorthodox thoughts, such as unspoken beliefs and doubts that contradict the tenets of Libsoc (Liberal Socialism), the dominant ideology of the swamp. In the official language of the BBC, the word crimethink describes the intellectual actions of a person who entertains and holds politically unacceptable thoughts; thus Humberside Thinkpol controls our speech, the actions, and the thoughts of the citizens of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. So on the Internet, it is advisable to say that you “Love the Police”, even if you don’t, which in my case is not true because I “Love the Police”, I really really do. Because if Humberside Thinkpol found out that I had incorrect thoughts, then they could arrest me and send me for interrogation, to find out if I have committed a “Hate Crime”.

      If the LibDems had won the General Election then I suppose they would have created a Ministry of Hate (Minihate). It would have enforced loyalty to the European Union through fear, buttressed through a massive apparatus of security and repression, as well as systematic brainwashing. The Ministry of Hate building would have had no windows and would be surrounded by barbed wire entanglements, steel doors, hidden machine-gun nests, and guards armed with “jointed truncheons”. Referred to as “the place where there is no darkness”, its interior lights would never be turned off. It would be the most powerful ministry, controlling the will of the population. The thought police would be part of Minihate. The Ministry of Hate would be largely responsible for the practice and infliction of misery, fear, suffering and torture. The ultimate purpose of the Ministry of Hate (Minihate) would be to instil love of the European Union, the only form of love permitted in the minds of thoughtcriminals as part of the process of reverting them to orthodox woke politically correct thought.

      All these Liberal ideas come from a book written by Mr Blair.


      • G says:

        “Referred to as “the place where there is no darkness”, its interior lights would never be turned off. It would be the most powerful ministry, controlling the will of the population.”
        Often referred to as the, BBC?


        • Banania says:

          “Lights burned all night in Cavity House, the headquarters of the Amalgamated Holeborers Union” – Peter Simple, in the old Telegraph.


  23. Loobyloo says:

    Fashion Institute apologises for ‘clearly racist’ show https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51564215

    I thought Al Beeb didn’t do comedy!

    They’re having a good day though…waycism everywhere..

    German far-right AfD accused of handing out ‘racist’ colouring book https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51560041

    Oh dear. Censorship in Germany, coming soon to a police force near you.


  24. Loobyloo says:

    Wetherspoons boss travels 200 miles in carpet row https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51566825

    And of course this is only of any interest to Al Beeb cos he is a prominent leaver (enemy). What relevance has the 200 miles? Carbon footprint?


    • Dover Sentry says:

      It’s only ok to travel if you are woke.

      All others are little people who must comply.

      This Carbon Dioxide hatred has to stop. We will end up impoverished whilst the rest of the non-west thrives.

      The Extinction Rebellion crowd of manipulating thugs will destroy our way of life with the help of the woke folk of the BBC.


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Good to see Tim Martin standing up to them , he has built a successful business employing a lot of people. Rescuing derelict buildings and paying Businesses Rates
      its praise that’s needed not BBC crap reporting.
      Obviously if Tim was of the right colour and EU supporting it would be a totally different story !
      What’s the political slant of the local Council ?


  25. Loobyloo says:

    ‘Vegans need their own shelf in the office fridge’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51557090

    More sixth-form standard agenda pushing.
    Needs to be finished for good.


  26. JimS says:

    The Twitter fans here appear to have missed this one from Lauren Moss:

    “Pretty distressing day in Brighton so far. A member of the public threw a cup of hot chocolate at me and screamed abuse about how he hates the BBC, literally moments before I went on air for @bbcsoutheast
    this lunchtime. Luckily the drink missed my face and hit my coat instead.”

    Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind girl.


    • StewGreen says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me if the said beeboid Lauren Moss and her friends were thumbs upping the milkshaking of Farage and UKIppers last year.


  27. StewGreen says:

    R3 is discussing Japanese culture
    The Japanese panel has 3 female artists and a male

    The presenter asked about #MeToo in Japan
    The 2 female artists said #Metoo is not really known in Japan and that said personally they’d never thought it an issue cos no discrimination had happened to them and on the contrary when they began they were favoured by their art industry cos most of the other artists were mail.
    The other Japanese lived in America most of her adult life thought differently . That there was such liberation in America and that in terms of feminist liberation Japan felt 20 years behind like what is it with Japanese women’s squeaky voices and delicate walking ?


  28. taffman says:

    I think that there should be a judicial enquiry in to the conduct of Al Beeb during the Brexit campaign.
    Perhaps the background of the Remainer MPs should be looked at as well?


  29. StewGreen says:

    Look North Hull had a cosy 8 minute interview with a Conservative politician

    …. Nah, don’t be daft , it was their old mates the Labour Party, this time Angela Rayner got the cosy treatment
    ..Ever so exciting cos she is standing to be the new Deputy Leader.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – I think you should be softer on the white version of Dawn Butler – another thick applicant for the deputy leaders ‘ job in the Labour Party .

      To think we used to laugh at John Prescott .


  30. taffman says:

    Breaking European news …………..
    Mass shooting in Germany.


    • tapwatertory says:

      Reliable news sources say it was an attack on those tobacco smoking cafes and it was gang related.

      Still at least our trusted, respected national broadcaster is there with the…….oh wait, let me check……yes,nothing.

      Send in Jenny to say welcome to Germany.


  31. JamesG says:

    Blatant politicking from the BBC, the perfect example of why so many people want the licence fee abolished:


    • JimS says:

      Many of the ‘economically inactive’ wear head-coverings and not all of them are nuns.


  32. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Brit Award winner Dave: Seven things you need to know”

    “Dave’s older brother Christopher is currently serving a life sentence for his part in a fatal stabbing in London’s Victoria Station in 2010.”

    “On his album, Dave describes Christopher as “the only person I ever idolised” and reveals how appalled and let down he felt, rapping: “Never had a father and I needed you to be a figure.”

    “Billy Bragg, picking up the outstanding contribution award, said: “It’s a great privilege to win in the same year as Dave for something so political and powerful. It really fired up my spirit somewhat.”


    Acres of gushing praise in this feature. He called our PM a racist? That’s ok by the BBC. Gloss over that.

    If he had been pale, male and stale, and had said that about MP David Lammy or Abbott… The BBC would have exploded in indignation.


  33. Fedup2 says:

    It’s touching that you think any judge would be unwoke unremain enough to conduct a fair exam of BBC conduct over the brexit period .

    Anyway I think the current sabre rattling over the future of the ‘worlds’ favourite broadcaster ‘ is kind of inquiry. The consultation will help the likes of us . Or at least – it won’t do any harm.


  34. BRISSLES says:

    5 days since Caroline Flack died, and she is still frontline news. She was clearly more well known to the younger generations, but I only remember her as appearing on Strictly; so I’m getting fed up now of this continuing drip drip of any news regarding this sad lady.


  35. Guest Who says:

    OT, but it would be interesting, if likely depressing, if a well resourced medium did simple timelines of how things have improved, or not, as various media-supported ideologies have taken hold.


  36. Guest Who says:

    Hugh Sykes likes it.


  37. Guest Who says:

    Who is surprised?


  38. Guest Who says:

    There’s a debate going on in the USA. You can watch it yourself, or rely on….


    Can’t wait for the next Beauty and the Least Americarcrash podcast on this from the nation’s most frequent fliers.


    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of the Bronzed AirMiles Trollop, it appears she is this side of the pond currently, working her professional magic. A review from the ITBB open thread…

      Monkey Brains19 February 2020 at 23:53

      Congratulations are due to Emily Maitlis. She interviewed an Iranian chess official, a woman who had to seek political asylum in the UK after being accused of deliberately not wearing the Hijab at a chess event.

      It was a very affecting interview (thanks to the emotion expressed by the interviewee – no thanks to Maitlis whose questions were crass and confusing).

      But still Maitlis is deserving of congratulations from the BBC hierarchy because she managed to get through an interview focussed on the oppressive requirement for women in Iran to wear the Hijab without once, not even once, mentioning Islam, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Sharia law, the Koran, the Hadith or Old Mo.

      Well done Ems!


    • Guest Who says:


      BBC frequent guest funny (but not Paul Mason funny).


  39. Guest Who says:

    This is from the BBC’s Sydney correspondent.

    Captioned ‘from Mohammed’.

    If this doesn’t sum up BBC staff views, that are their own, apparently….


  40. Guest Who says:


    And after a few months the bbc will claim an FOI exemption and it all goes away…


  41. Guest Who says:

    Just Lewis being Lewis.


    • Guest Who says:

      Lewis has many women fans.


  42. Guest Who says:

    I don’t know; this hits the hiring policy and Sarpo gets wind…. popcorn.


  43. Guest Who says:

    She should also get her own Lear.


  44. Guest Who says:


    So very, very well.


    • JimS says:

      Of course the BBC takes no responsibility for exposing this confused girl to ridicule. (Always assuming she is genuine).


  45. Guest Who says:


  46. Guest Who says:

    Bbc Moaning Emole:


    Nine dead in Germany

    Story detail

    Nine people are dead and several others injured after shootings at two shisha bars in Hanau, Germany. The first attack was at a bar in the city centre, while the second was in the western city’s Kesselstadt neighbourhood. Police were initially unsure how many gunmen had fled the scenes. However, they say a suspect was found dead at his home – along with the body of a second person – and there appear to be no other perpetrators.

    The motive is not yet clear. Can-Luca Frisenna, who works at a kiosk at the scene of one of the shootings, told Reuters: “It’s like being in a film, it’s like a bad joke… I can’t grasp yet everything that has happened.” This attack comes four days after one person died at a shooting near a Turkish comedy show venue, in Berlin.

    A few hints, but coy BBC…. coy.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – I have to admit – such incidents have become a sick game of ‘spot the propaganda point ‘ . One can hear in the tone that if the victims are not white and the killer is white the BBC droid is on ‘good ground ‘ – they can pump out the usual ‘all together ‘ – ‘diversity ‘ – ‘ ban something ‘ rituals and get some Far Lefty politician or lobbyist on to make the standard biased points

      If it’s not clearly ‘bad whitee’ the BBC is as you say ‘coy’ – as you say .


  47. Fedup2 says:

    For regular readers of this site , and particulary those who are occasionally trolled by someone who has stopped posting since we left the EU , it is a sad day . The BBC reports that Mr Larry Tesler – the inventor of ‘cut copy paste ‘ has died . I thought , in tribute to Mr Tesler I’d do the most appropriate thing……..

    For regular readers of this site , and particulary those who are occasionally trolled by someone who has stopped posting since we left the EU , it is a sad day . The BBC reports that Mr Larry Tesler – the inventor of ‘cut copy paste ‘ has died . I thought , in tribute to Mr Tesler I’d do the most appropriate thing.


    • Steve Jones says:


      The BBC has good reason to be grateful to Mr Tesler and his invention, it saves them from having to do journalism much of the time. Press releases from the likes of XR/Greenpeace …insert name of any other lefty activist outrage mob as appropriate here… can be included in articles quickly and easily with no journalistic input from the BBC.

      To continue your wickedly funny tribute:

      For regular readers of this site , and particulary those who are occasionally trolled by someone who has stopped posting since we left the EU , it is a sad day . The BBC reports that Mr Larry Tesler – the inventor of ‘cut copy paste ‘ has died . I thought , in tribute to Mr Tesler I’d do the most appropriate thing.


  48. AsISeeIt says:

    Hats off to the BBC for one of their best yet two news story combo click bait ‘Latest from BBC.co.uk’ google links:

    “News daily: Nine dead in Germany and UK braced for more floods”

    Now see if that doesn’t rattle a few pensioners and have them moving uphill.


    • JimS says:

      The ‘braced’ bit always miffs me.

      Surely ‘braced’ means being prepared, like ‘battening down the hatches’, i.e. making sure that the hatches are secure on a ship, a positive action.

      ‘Braced’ is like ‘set to’, lazy word-padding of non-articles. Most of us aren’t ‘braced’ at all, we just pick the bin up afterwards, like we did in the days before every breeze had a name.

      Be glad that the BBC didn’t headline with ‘Grimm tale from Hanau’.


    • john in cheshire says:

      I like the idea of making up headlines, maybe in quieter moments it’s a game we can all play?

      Here’s one I just thought up:

      Macdonald’s sell veggie burgers, nine die in Germany, connection?


  49. Guest Who says:

    Also BBC Moaning Emole.

    No-fault evictions: ‘Our lives are falling apart’

    “It’s a lovely place to live. We have so many friends on our road, but all of this is being wrenched away from us.” Becky Palmer and her family have lived in a rental property in Weston-super-Mare for 12 years. But she recently received a section 21 notice in the post from her landlord.

    Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act allows landlords to evict tenants without a reason once their contract comes to an end, or give them notice of the “intention to evict” two months before it ends. They are often used by landlords who want to sell their properties. “To add insult to injury, I had to pay for and collect the piece of paper from the post office that was chucking me out,” Becky says.


    The BBC does not like landlords. And appears keen on contracts only when the terms suit.

    We rent out my Mum’s old place. Over the years we have been lied to countless times and seen long term renters quit on the day of the six month minimum. It basically meant a year’s income was down to 10 months or even eight.

    Now there are bad landlords too, and cynical morality is to be deplored, but does the BBC really think that a renter is immune from such a thing because, well… sob story?

    And who would think the local Post Office was also her landlord?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I feel for you being a victim in the circumstances you describe and hope those who have wronged you get what they deserve . -goes around comes around .

      . I have the option to be a Landlord but won’t do it because of the kind of thing you describe . I think I’d also be ‘too discerning ‘- in London – in the ‘quality ‘ of tenants …..


      • Guest Who says:

        Fed… Tx, though I would not go as far as ‘victim’.

        That’s what the contracts are for. Vetting of course is a nightmare now. But if someone solemnly promises something it is of course worth the paper it is written on.

        All it means is we factor in to break even, and are leery of any seemingly just ‘in the area’ as likely temp staff or house hunters needing a base before purchase.


  50. AsISeeIt says:

    Speaking of the attack in Germany – or not as the case may be – isn’t a marvel that although ‘the motive is still unclear’ the BBC has handily been briefed that it was a ‘German citizen’ who ‘expressed far-right views’ and “signs of a xenophobic motive” are suspected.

    Case closed then.

    Well, should the suspicions concerning the motive be even partly correct, then you can be sure we’ll be revisiting this one with our BBC ad nauseam.


    • Guest Who says:


      If it pans out, guess who is on the W1A studio circuit by lunchtime.


      • Fedup2 says:

        It’s one of those days we’re many people are waiting to get some information about the identity of the alleged stabber in a Londonistan mosque yesterday .

        I’m almost willing to be that the identity will not be revealed – he will be ‘ disappeared ‘ under some mental health legislation .

        If he turns out to be a white convert to islam and his name is ‘ Mohammed ‘ there will be plenty on people and organisations ducking for cover into silence .

        But we( might ) see mightn’t we ?