401 Responses to Midweek Thread 26 February 2020

  1. StewGreen says:

    16:55pm That 5 minute Radio4 show where they talk to random people
    Today in Norther Ireland
    woman #1 “I’m really concerned about the environment ..blah, blah”
    woman #2 “Join Extinction Rebellion !”


  2. Up2snuff says:

    BBC Web-site Watch #2 – Wimmin are Wonderful

    But they do not know much. Or they have (maybe unfair – correction) this one has a rather small brain. https://www.bbc.co.uk/ – right hand side, near the top in section ‘More Top Stories’.

    Yes, honestly.

    The BBC have done a pretty good job of denigrating women over the last week or two.

    I object!


  3. Up2snuff says:

    The BBC doesn’t do business – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51681620

    The list of BBC ‘doesn’t do’s’ grows by the minute, or so it seems. A Government bond is not a share: it is a Gilt-edged stock, commonly known as ‘Gilts’.


    • StewGreen says:

      @Upto you mean a heavily heavily made up woman, with blue hair ends woman saying.
      “‘I quit shaving for a month – here’s what I learnt’ “


      • Up2snuff says:

        (Eccles-type voice) Yup! She learned that she got all hairy.

        (Bluebottle-type voice) Eeeeeeuughhhh!


  4. Rufus McDufus says:

    “Fears for vibrant young concert-goers nearby as Gare de Lyon station in Paris spontaneously combusts.”


  5. Guest Who says:

    On the ITBB open thread:

    Arthur T28 February 2020 at 17:20

    The BBC appear to have created another slot for a newly appointed reporter:


    … ‘The boss who put everyone on 70K By Stephanie Hegarty Population correspondent’. …

    This headline fails to mention that the story concerns an American firm, and that the 70k is measured in $s.

    That aside, a look at Stephanie Hegarty’s output lists this story and Coronavirus stories only in her last dozen or so.

    The BBC’s appointment of ‘Population correspondent’ must be a step along the way towards a loosely defined Simpsonesque ‘World Affairs Correspondent’.

    For an organisation whose future is anything but certain, at both ends of the market rate limpet scale, from Young Reporters to old pharts having views their own, they do seem to be creating an ever-growing empire.

    Too big to fail?


  6. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    – Start with Cowick flooding “now with Climate change”
    – LGBT news , “It’s Bridlington Pride this weekend, last year someone pulled their rainbow flag down, here’s the Police Chief saying he’ll act tough if it’s pulled down again”
    – Hull lady boxer
    – Scunthorpe 12year old girl doing a Men’s Mental Health charity gig, in a local working men’s club.
    – Dropped in national item .. about leap year birthday event in Bude.


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC Hull local news waited 16 mins before its LGBT item trailing a protest that gay rugby players will be making against a Hull teams new signing.. an Australian fundamentalist Christian who asserts that God condemns homosexuality

      – then Diana Johnson , the Hull Labour MP has made a statement about smelly toilets in Hull station.

      … She is very rarely on the prog …/sarc


      • Lefty Wright says:

        Perhaps the Hull LGBT could organize a petition. “Save Our Smelly Cottages.”


        • john in cheshire says:

          The words cottage P.I.E. ( with acknowledgement to Mrs Harman and the NCCL) came to mind. Who knows why, or how my mind works.


          • Fedup2 says:

            John ,
            The PIE episode has been wiped from the collective mind of the bubble . How Hattie Harmon could possibly have a political career after that shows how corrupt the body politic is . But I suppose Comrade Corbyn bested it be becoming leader of a political party despite spending his career justifying terrorism by his friends in the IRA. Hezbola et al….


    • Up2snuff says:

      “It’s Bridlington Pride this weekend, last year someone pulled their rainbow flag down, here’s the Police Chief saying he’ll act tough if it’s pulled down again”

      “Ooooooh, get you, ducky!”


  7. Guest Who says:

    Envy of de Werld.


  8. taffman says:

    End the TV Licence Scam & Privatise the BBC .


  9. StewGreen says:

    Greens calling hypocrisy on Sadiq
    “Sadiq Khan Declared Climate Emergency”
    made a big deal of opposing the Heathrow Third runway

    Yet “He’s Building This Huge” Silvertown £1bn Thames Road Tunnel Anyway

    Sept 2019 article


  10. Guest Who says:


    The bbc like this method.


  11. Guest Who says:

    That outfit Jon runs is very special.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      Now I’ve always understood that as we – in the US/UK – are living in democratic countries, “the voters” are,ultimately,the SUPREME judges of who has the best chance of winning and the rest of us abide by their decision. Unless of course the voters are now considered fools whose views are meaningless or at worst, obsolete. It would seem that the powers that be will defend the right of fools to die in defense of their country, defend the right of fools to unnecessarily abort their child,defend the right of someone born with a penis to identify as a woman and yet, when it comes to voting for their national government these same fools are incapable of making the “correct” decision. The powers that be need to be flushed away and the M.S.M. propaganda machine exposed for what it is.
      End of rant.


  12. Guest Who says:


    “World leaders are behaving like children.”

    Teenager Greta Thunberg accused politicians of ignoring the climate emergency when she addressed around 15,000 people at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate event in the west of England. bbc.in/2vqSuYD


    What would the bbc do without ‘accused of’?


    • john in cheshire says:

      Perhaps little miss muffet could be called the Severn Bore, in that she rushes in, causes a bit of a disturbance and then disappears. And no one’s any the wiser afterwards.


  13. Kaiser says:

    in case you really didnt know it was civil servants having a pathetic strop


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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Apologies for interrupting the good flow of views but it’s time for the weekend thread . The prize for coming first will be not to have wall to wall coverage by the BBC of a 17 year old mentally disordered Scandinavian child who looks anorexic …..


  16. Nibor says:

    Well well , I thought it was satire .

    Imagine a libertarian or populist gathering in a city to put their point of view .
    An organiser asks them to take one step back to make room at the front .
    Then asks if there’s a medical person to attend something in the middle of the crowd .
    Then tells the masses that an ambulance must get through .

    Wouldn’t The News Quiz and The Now Show make hay out of that ? *

    Replace any of these ; populist , libertarian , conservative , Catholic , Orange Order , monarchist , pro life , English Defence League , Help For Hero’s , an anti BBC gathering
    Climate Change activists , Greta Thunberg supporters , social justice , climate justice etc
    And you know if the BBC will mention at least three times there was urgent medical attention needed at a gathering .


  17. Guest Who says:

    Jeremy really should block more people.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Oddly, the BBC Remain establishment seemed oddly chilled about a certain Speaker, and still campaigns fir his lordship by droite du seigneur.


    • Guest Who says:

      Of course, Laura doesn’t quite click that the swamp running straight to the swamp to get at Boris via Patel may play less as planned outside the bubble.