Start the Week Thread 24 February 2020

The Far Left Biased BBC is feeling the pain as more and more taxpayers tell it the truth – that it is just not wanted in its current form and financed through compulsion . So it is trying to fight back – mainly on the internet . But the current Government consultation could lead the way to ending the BBC – The sooner the better .

And with a bit of luck Channel 4 will get dumped as well .

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283 Responses to Start the Week Thread 24 February 2020

  1. JamesG says:

    Proof that the BBC has completely lost the plot:


    • StewGreen says:

      The Core


      • StewGreen says:

        Afua Hirsch and June Sarpong were the racebaiters on SkyNews The Pledge
        Out of the full diverse population of the UK the BBC have scooped them up
        That’s not diversity, it’s jobs for the bubbleworld girls

        – Afua is making a BBC series on Whiteness
        -June Sarpong is the new BBC head of diversity.

        Which oneis the BBC’s RaceBaiter General ?


    • vlad says:

      Why do we feel we can’t we talk about it?

      Because of racist anti-white organisations like the beeb who’ve made made it toxic, that’s why!

      Gay pride, black pride, trans pride, every pride ok, but white pride? Boo, racist!


    • JimS says:

      Isn’t it strange in these times when ‘self-identification’ is all the rage that there are so many in the media and politics prepared to put unsolicited labels on the rest of us?

      When I was born I wasn’t ‘white’, no-one that I knew was ‘white’, we were all just natural skin coloured, the sort of complexion that living 50° North for centuries gives a people.

      Then one day, as a child, we passed a man in the street who was more than sun-tanned. My reaction was probably just one of wonder. The explanation given was ‘he was from the West Indies, where the sun shines a lot’. Whatever else, he wasn’t ‘black’.

      TV came along. American Cop Shows talked about ‘caucasians’. I still wasn’t ‘white’ and no-one was ‘black’. Then along came Malcom X. He was black and all you mother-effing, n***ers out there, were black too, whether they liked it or not.

      And all the Polly Toynbees here lapped it up like crazy and imported American ‘race’ specialists to tell the West Indians that had freely come here that they were just like the Black Americans who hadn’t chosen to be Americans but who were infinitely better off than the Africans whose ancestors who had sold their ancestors.

      And we all lived unhappily ever afterwards – which is exactly what Polly Toynbee wanted all along.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      I don’t identify as being white. I am white. I shall leave the identifying to the racist beeb.


  2. StewGreen says:

    Yorkshire Post yet again invokes Jo Cox
    … Just how often are the victims of Islamic terror invoked with their photos ?


    • StewGreen says:

      Yesterday the YP dedicated a full page to
      “the first transgender teacher headteacher to transition whilst in post”


  3. Deborah says:

    Only 5 minutes. I was doing some cooking on Tuesday afternoon and switched on Radio 4. It was a programme about religion and science. I thought it might be quite interesting. There was mention of an organisation that goes into schools and discusses science and religion and why pupils could do both. I am concerned quite what their agenda is. Also said if a young person declares to their church that they are interested in a career in the church, then the church will throw money at them and fund their university studies (perhaps someone here can tell me if that is true) but if that same young person declares an interest in science, the church doesn’t give them money in the same way. (I would have thought the Church is in the business of religion but not science, but what do I know?)
    But within the last 5 minutes of the programme was 2 mentions of ‘climate crisis ‘ as though no other sort of science exists. Off button regardless of the next programme. It is not surprising that the BBC is losing audience.


  4. digg says:

    The BBC pushing people who have reduced their working week, of course only possible if your hourly rate is very high anyway….

    “The people who got to the top on a four-day week”

    They could have just popped down the road to the House of Lords and found loads of very well-paid mainly ex Labour gentry there “working” minimal hours for loads of dosh quite happily!

    Probably applies high up in the BBC as well but not of course to shop workers, bin men, Amazon drivers, cleaners W1 nannies, car wash staff etc. etc. but I don’t think the BBC see these as “people”!

    Not quite sure where they are going with this yet, it seems to be a thing with the BBC at present.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I m surprised the corruption in the House of Lords reported at the weekend – including the fact that 110? Lords didn’t say anything for at least a full year – didn’t receive more attention .

      Perhaps Lord Hall had something to do with it .

      As for four day weeks – I remember the pain of working in an office when people flew off on paternity / maternity leave with a result that the other poor buggers had to do their work for them . Or the ‘ladies ‘ who went sick once a month for biological reasons leaving others to do their work . .
      I found a better job .


  5. digg says:

    The media headlining with the report on life expectancy flat-lining particularly in more deprived areas.

    It takes about 5 seconds to see right through this politicised left-wing garbage.

    First it is stated the this has been a trend since 2010 (The last labour Government ending coincidentally)

    The article in the Guardian states…

    “The report shows that health has worsened in many of the “red wall” constituencies that backed Brexit and returned Boris Johnson’s government to power by voting Conservative for the first time.” (Can’t think why they would single those areas out can you?)

    What! worse since the election, what can Boris be up to?

    The report author, Michael Marmot is some sort of big-wig at the LSE and probably very, very left-wing and we all know where the LSE’s sympathies lie don’t we?

    OK Labour, ammunition over to you….

    They really think we are stupid enough to swallow this puke!

    As for the first decline in over a century thingy, I would have thought life expectancy took a dip in both 1914-18 and 1939-45!

    Don’t mention the wars!


  6. StewGreen says:

    The party of #BeKind


    • Deborah says:

      Did the woman asking the question really talk about ‘her descendants in their graves’?


      • JimS says:

        Yes, but she is from Liverpool and millions* of her descendants are in their graves as a result of the great football stadium massacre ‘over the other side of the hill’.

        At least she is prepared to stick to her ‘effing’ principles, such as holding a visceral hatred for those that don’t vote like her.

        After someone here made the suggestion a week or so ago I keep hearing Duelling Banjos whenever Becky appears.

        * exponential victimhood


      • Banania says:

        Perhaps not a woman, but David Lammy.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Angela Rayners mum


  7. taffman says:

    “Coronavirus: Britons returning from northern Italy told to self-isolate”
    Does this apply to those illegals being smuggled across the channel in rubber boats etc etc . I hope our so called “Border Force” are diligent and watchful .


    • JimS says:

      I hope Channel 4’s ‘iron man’ has stopped his ferry service too! (Too busy carrying out minor vandalism and causing noise pollution).


  8. taffman says:

    “UK would be ‘insane’ to let in chlorinated chicken, farmers say”
    Al Beeb is in ‘Rejoiner’ mode now.
    Time to end the telly tax Boris . Make it soon .


  9. Guest Who says:

    Guess who.

    BBC News

    “She’s the only friend I’d skip school for.”


    And, amazingly, the bbc had an exclusive pr photo op.


  10. vlad says:

    “Delhi clashes: Thirteen killed as Hindu and Muslim groups clash”

    Well there’s a surprise. Is there a single country, anywhere in the world, where a muslim minority or majority is not causing trouble to non-muslims?


  11. Burgsey says:

    I just thought I would share a local news story on BBC Spotlight (South West). XR turned up today at Exeter Airport and targetted Flybe with a rather rediculous stunt to have a go at the Company. There were not many people there apart from the 20 or so XR idiots dressed up in matching jump suits (who paid for the gear?). No one else there except for the media who no doubt were party to the whole thing.

    Our local news used to somewhat less politicised. Not any more. No doubt the BBC Bigwigs have issues the lef wing instruction to regional networks.

    Flybe provides a critical link between the SW and the rest of the Country. I would be expecting my local Station to go into bat for the importance of such links to the local economy. Nope, not even a question of challenge to these nutters! I have now given up on local BBC, it’s now been lost as well!


    • Pat..original says:

      Spotlight seem to be getting keen on XR. They were given a long feature last week when they blocked the public gallery at Teignbridge District Council to demonstrate against plans for a gas power station at Newton Abbot (dressed in green satin robes if I recall correctly).. I was surprised they were on again tonight as well.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Given this is how BBC news gathering is also conducted, hard to argue.


    • Deborah says:

      Fiona Trott in Tenerife outside the hotel that is in lockdown. Most of what she said could have been done from the studio in London. She said a couple of times ‘people we have been in contact with inside’. I can only presume she means people inside had got in to uncheck with the BBC after an appeal on the website. But she also said the hotel guests were tired and hungry. I can understand hungry if they hadn’t had food delivered but why on earth are the guests with a bed and nothing to do, tired? Sloppy journalism I suggest.


      • Banania says:

        Why did Trott even go there. Isn’t it important to cut out unnecessary travel, especially to places where the disease has been identified?


  13. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I see that David Steel has resigned from the libs and will resign from the House of Lords.

    Does this mean that there will be about 300 or more other politicians and 1000’s of police chiefs, social workers, councillors and other miscellaneous public servants resigning as they all knew what was going on with the industrial strength enriching everybody in the country now knows was taking place in all these Rotherhams, Huddersfield’s and the rest.

    Or will they be charged with perverting the course of justice by covering up these vile crimes.

    This is what should happen but instead they lock up anyone who tries to do anything about this shameful abuse of little schoolgirls (or slags as our msm call them)


    • Philip_2 says:

      David Steel is right. He is now the fallguy. He is not totally to blame for all the huge failures at Westminster. ‘It was after Watson’s intervention that the Metropolitan Police began Operation Fernbridge, an ongoing investigation about alleged child abuse at the Elms Guest House in Barns, South London
      It is understood that a Tory MP abused a child under the age of 10 at the guesthouse in the 1980s, but the alleged victim has so far refused to give a sworn witness statement to police.
      Earlier this week it emerged that a separate file on an alleged Westminster pedophile network, which had been put together by the now deceased MP Geofrey Dickens, mysteriously gone missing after he handed it to the then Home Secretary Lord Brittan in 1983’.
      But Tom Watson the Labour MP was NOT the first to ask the question, but believed faulty ‘nick’ evidence (as did the Police).. It was another Labour MP who reported the original incidence at Elm Guest House. He (of course) just happened to be passing at the time and reported what was going on . His name was Keith Vaz Much later he too was discredited and removed from Parliament due to recent drugs ‘disclosures’ with a male prostitute. Much like Cyril Smith former MP before him. Brazen is the word, Vaz resigned of course, had no choice..
      Westminster seems to be given the ‘all clear’ (today) but its not so clear to the rest of us concerned about the hiding of paedophiles within governments who have since died. This is certainly the case with the Barnes ‘Elms Guest house’, where all evidence was ‘erased’ despite victims claims of identification. The names were all ‘well known’ however, nobody uses their ‘real names’ to avoid detection. Unless brazen and ‘untouchable’, and we shall never know for sure as all evidence of a link to Westminster is now cold. But this is just the start. The evidence against the BBC is full public knowledge and the days of Jimmy Saville and Co (his BBC Chauffeur) getting a way with it for so long as he was ‘establishment’ alongside Cyril Smith who boasted of his exploits to Lord Steel (who resigned today) after it was revealed that he had recommended Cyril Smith for a Knighthood. This report today is just the start. Westminster had to be ‘cleansed’ politically, it can do no wrong as the evidence has ‘gone missing’. As for the BBC and the Police, and those many Labour held Councils that allow ‘child abuse’ as it can be denied (was accepted by local Police as being too sensitive politically to report), will be a lot harder to mislay such reports now. The evidence against Cyril Smith and Jimmy Saville was so overwhelming and yet neither of them were put to trial or even identified. That is the Crime. The BBC has had several major and similar ‘incidents’ of its high ranking staff, many of who are currently in jail, dead, or failure of victims to give evidence (abused in isolation and humiliated). Operation Yew tree gave a clear indication that they are still around at the BBC, just many could not be prosecuted for various reasons.

      Key words here are ‘no evidence’! Not a denial of what went on. Just no evidence was presented.
      I am expecting the focus will shift from Westminster to the BBC itself and recommendations that it should be closed down as it is a clear danger to the public and targetting mostly children. The BBC has a fixation on Children.


      • Fedup2 says:

        The now disgraced David Steel is lucky not to be being prosecuted for what he did .
        But has the environment changed enough to go after the various sex offenders who are (or were ) also politicians ? I don’t think so .

        This view is based on the attitude toward the paki paedophile gangs and the now suppressed report on them . Is any one challenging the decision not to publish ?

        Further – the false allegations you mentioned will now make plod investigators going from gullible idiots with a policy of believing everything to careers preservers believing nothing and being tough on anyone coming forward .

        I fear the BBC will be untouched by this . Although if I were Murdock I’d be having a look at connections between David Steel and the BBC – who were lovers for a long time ,

        As an aside – it can be noticed that ‘ lovable larger than life ‘ characters like Saville and Cyril Smith tend to have an evil side …..


    • Banania says:

      The victims of the reforms that David Steele achieved never had the chance to go to school.


  14. Thoughtful says:

    Worth a read as the BBC drama departments admits it is actively biased to the Left.


  15. StewGreen says:

    Technical test : last month I posted screen shots of the most downvoted comments on the BBC story Lord Hall resigns
    For some reason Twitter said the tweet didn’t exist
    Yet that is the correct address of that tweet
    If you stay on the tweet not found page & click in the address box then hit return, that tweet does load
    ie It won’t load from a link, but will load from the address bar
    … like a poltergheist


  16. StewGreen says:

    The BBC preaches, preaches, preaches …DIVERSITY
    Yet it pushes, pushes, pushes … the SAME VOICES all the time
    .. that is my “lived experience”
    All the time they seem to be platforming the same 100-200 voices
    … people who seem to live in North London
    I bet some live on the same street.

    eg Last week Adam Rutherford was on Radio4 TWICE every day with his new book ‘Race doesn’t Exist’
    .. so this week surely I shouldn’t be hearing him this week

    WRONG I just switched on BBC Radio3 at 10pm and there was Adam Rutherford again pushing his new book ‘Race doesn’t Exist’

    … He insisted race is a social construct NOT a biological one

    Then another guest was pushing a conspiracy theory that White supremacists are really interested in blushing .. as they insist that ‘blushing is in the bible in the Garden of Eden, and since only white people can blush they are the true people’
    … yeh well of course blushing is common to all humans regardless of skin colour … an obviously less visible the darker your skin colour.


    • StewGreen says:

      As it happened I’d just come from a lecture by an old-timer archaeologist who had a lifetime of experience.
      And ever at one point he lowered his voice and said “there are things you can’t say these days ..political correctness etc.”
      .. He mentioned that when you are digging sites and come across a skull .. it’s pretty quick to find whether it’s male or female , cos if it has a pronounced ridge at the eyebrows it will turn out to be male
      .. Later he mentioned that expert colleagues of his at sites where there were skeletons from two different countries/continents could tell pretty quickly from which of the two groups a skeleton came .


    • StewGreen says:

      One of the replies to that Radio3 tweet, links to a very negative review of Rutherford’s book

      “I point out facts in order to increase knowledge,
      while Rutherford is trying to decrease knowledge by denying realities.
      … And then tackles Rutherford’s narrative
      : ‘no when it comes to 100m sprint black guys are not more likely to have better abilities’


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        I’ve always been a big fan of museums, after being abandoned for sometimes entire days to explore the Natural History and Science Museums in London as a young child, whilst parents went off to visit elderly relations in the city. No, I wasn’t a neglected child, it was my choice, those were happy days, and different times (’70s).

        Anyway, in my student days I discovered the Museums of Oxford, and those remain a favourite with me and my kids. The best is the wonderfully anarchic Pitt-Rivers, although it’s been going down hill since they put some PC preachy, screachy woman in charge a few years ago – apparently, at great expense, she sent some of the shrunken heads back to the Jivaros of Peru, who said something along the lines of “What do we want this crap for? We sold it to stupid whitees hundreds of years ago, and we don’t want it back!”. Nextdoor to the Pitt-Rivers is the wonderful Natural History Museum of Oxford, which is less ‘revised’ (and threadbare, and crowded) than the Natural History Museum in London.

        All the preamble is to explain about an old (very old) dusty display cabinet in the dark, far left, back corner of the ground floor, of the Oxford Natural History Museum, which contains a collection of human skulls. Originally there were some 8 or 9 skulls in the cabinet, representing and comparing different human ‘races’. I seem to recall they were originally arranged in a kind of ‘evolutionary tree’ as well. Over time the display in the cabinet has changed considerably, but it was still there, with the original skulls, if you hunted for it, last time I was there a couple of years ago.

        I won’t say any more, but I doubt it’ll be there next time I look.


    • Banania says:

      Do these same people think that, e.g. coronavirus is similarly a “construct” of the mind, and if not, why not? Where is the limit of “post-truth”?


  17. digg says:

    It has been a habit of mine for a long time to switch on BBC news first thing every morning to find out what has been going on overnight around the World.

    Not any more, I know I will now be subjected to “right-think” indoctrination and spin from almost every story.

    This morning was no different, apart from the latest Coronavirus body count everything else was saturated in activist or lefty ideology. from Greta, Floods, Hollywood hand-wringers to the NHS.

    It is so blatant and pervasive that it has to be mandated from the top down.

    I miss the old BBC but will not miss the current one in any way.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It seems to be the theme of this Thread – see double thinker and me above! Separated by about 10 minutes in time but not opinion ….


  18. s.trubble says:

    I haven’t heard a single word from any of the all too numerous mouthpieces of the bBC organ comparing average death rates from
    winter influenza to that of the current Coronavirus.

    They seem more concerned about dramatising the situation which while serious is largely being tackled in a professional and sensible manner……fingers crosses.

    I,m surprised the DJ’s haven’t got masked up yet!


  19. StewGreen says:

    Trans : Last week’s R4 Media Show was a special on the editor of the Yorkshire Post
    That editor made the claim that the YP is in touch with the public.
    FFS as a reader the paper seems to be Wokemob and with a special relationship with its green product advertisers like Drax woodburning.
    Here’s the story he was promoting yesterday
    ecstatic they have found a trans teacher to interview.


  20. artwest says:

    “The Hockey Stick Illusion” by Andrew Montford is an excellent book on the climate scam. It’s very readable even for a statistical layman like me.
    Once you have read that then you will understand that “climate science” is an inverted pyramid where the foundations were constructed by a tiny number of activists and egomaniacs. The majority of real scientists know next to nothing about the details of the foundations, not least because they have been concealed from them.


  21. taffman says:

    “Homelessness: Rough sleeping falls across England”
    “The number of people estimated to be sleeping rough on one night in England has fallen for the second year running.”

    Despite Brexit . How long will Al Beeb keep this as headline news for ?


  22. taffman says:

    A bit late, but good news in Taffland despite Brexit ……………..
    “Welsh unemployment at record low of 2.9%”


  23. TheRebelUK says:

    Was listening to LBC this morning, I can stand Fatty Ferrari but always have to switch off before the James O Tw**ty show or kiss Sadique Kahns ass show begins.
    Anyway Nick was discussing whether its right that there are too many BAME people on TV compared to a percentage of the population and he had some bloke ring in called ‘Sarah’, a tranny who was the longest serving Transvestite in UK prison ever. This Sarah said that there isn’t enough transvestites, ethnics LGBTQRXYZ on tv and wasn’t happy.
    Clearly Sarah whatever he calls himself now hasn’t been watching the BBC. Everything the BBC touches now has to have minorities in and they are even rewriting history with some of their historic documentaries.
    There was a time, a long time ago when the BBC reported facts and produced historic documentaries or dramas that were accurate in their representation of the types of people that existed in these points in history.
    When you compare that with their output now you would think that in the UK we have a white population of something like 50-60% and the rest are ethics or BAME which clearly isn’t the case. They are trying to brain wash people and change the cultural thinking of the population to match their blatant cosmopolitan, left wing biased.
    Thank god labour didn’t win the recent election or we would be totally screwed.


  24. Dystopian says:

    I was interacting with various people across the world on social media last night. Someone said that Russia has bombed Turkey and that there will now be an influx of ‘refugees’ into Europe.
    Anything on the beeb or MSM about this?

    EDIT: I think they were talking about this;

    “The rapid escalation of the conflict on Friday also threatened another refugee crisis as media reports cited Turkish officials as saying they “opened the gates” for Syrian refugees to transit unimpeded to Europe.“