456 Responses to Midweek Thread 25 March 2020

  1. TrickCyclist says:

    BBC nails the burning issue on all our minds at the moment:

    Coronavirus: ‘I’m stuck in isolation with my homophobic parents’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52039832

    Edit: Apologies to Tabs, who posted about this earlier.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      It’s a shame this chap ‘can’t be himself’
      Couldn’t he go just a couple of weeks without cock?

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  2. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Blakes Seven going all women? It didn’t work well with Star Trek

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  3. theleftwilleatitself says:

    On YouTube this morning I watched something uploaded from ITV news very recently about shopkeepers who are tripling, quadrupling etc the prices of some of their goods.
    Now the ethnicity and nationality of said individuals was pretty obvious to me but would ITV dare to mention it, no obviously.
    Will al beeb be shining a light on the unscrupulous bast*rds that think they can charge £29.99 for 500ml of hand sanitiser? Not a friggin’ chance. 🧕
    These chancers need to realise sharpish that us Brits have very long memories when it comes to this sort of behaviour, especially in extremely trying circumstances like we are in at the moment.
    This pandemic will pass and the behaviour of certain individuals will come back and bite them big time!
    I lived in Malaysia and when it pissed it down in KL the local taxi drivers would double their rates the cheeky twats! Everytime I jumped back out the cab but not before giving them a mouthful 👍

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Ah, but do people actually buy the stuff at those prices I wonder.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I love this site. Contributors from all over the planet ! New Zealand, Malaysia, France, Kent, Barnsley so much diversity lol !

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    • Vonbedda says:

      if it was me, id walk out with the item, id place on the counter, the equivalent change/ currency for the item that you would normally pay for such a thing, if they want to chase you that’s fine, tell em we can call the police, you will be done as well as me…over a bottle of hand sanitizer…

      my excuse , i did it because i was in fear of my life.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      The cowardly useless incompetent Tories claimed that people who did price gouge would be prosecuted, but of course forgot that there was no one to report them to, nor was there any legal mechanism to prosecute them with.

      It’s a bit like the asinine advice if someone is suffering from coronavirus in your home, then you MUST stay in the house yourself.

      Must ? That implies some kind of sanction if you don’t obey, yet there is none!

      God alone knows what Corbyn would have done if God forbid he had been PM, but we are faced with a choice of complete idiots to chose from and in situations such as this we sure as hell deserve them for paying such low amounts to the people we want to lead us.

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  4. Celtic_Mist says:

    Unlike the BBC

    C. B. Thorington

    “On social policy I am generally conservative with one major exception: I have a great indifference about what happens in people’s bedrooms. I see no reason to discriminate against homosexuals or lesbians. It is reputed that some grande dame in the late nineteenth century said that it was all okay for her “as long as they don’t do it in the streets and scare the horses”. That pretty much sums up my attitude. Also, unlike a small subset of conservatives, I think that contraceptives are a good thing, but one that should be reserved for adults. Like most of my fellow conservatives, I believe that abortion in the third trimester is too close to infanticide to be tolerated. Having disposed of my views on sexual and reproductive mores, I am pretty much a conservative on everything else”

    Anyway, this is his take on the ‘China’ virus –

    “Coronavirus Impact on the U.S.”
    https://www.adividedworld.com/economic-ideas/coronavirus-impact-on-the-u-s/

    Spoiler alert – His conclusion near the end is quite worrying

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  5. Nibor says:

    It seems most of the hand sanitisers that we buy are made in the PRC .

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Mostly everything we buy is made in the PRC. This is because greedy BBC-approved globalists have destroyed our manufacturing and moved it to China, where they can make a few extra pennies on each item without having to worry about human rights, trade unions, environmental protection and all the things that they find ‘inconvenient’. There have been calls in some quarters to boycott China; this is unrealistic and inappropriate, although arguably pressure needs to be brought to bear on the Chinese government over matters such as the ‘wet markets’ that seem to have been at the heart of this outbreak. However, a balance needs to be struck: we need to bring jobs home for the sake of our own people and ensure we are as self-sufficient in foodstuffs, medicines and energy as is reasonably possible. Things which can be made in Britain should be made in Britain, even if they appear to be slightly more expensive (not really the case at all when you factor in the £trillion plus that Covid-19 is costing us).

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  6. Darcy3 says:

    I’ve been mostly supportive of the reent measures taken but just read in the msm about police stopping people travelling in their cars to remote spots for their exercise, this is what I do and did today, where it can be guaranteed there will be no one else about, also like travelling to various forests (remote and far away from most people) to walk also which the Forestry commission has asked us not to do for some bizarre reason, now we are getting bloody stupid its the morons gathering in public parks and elsewhere that are the problem I see no reason whatsoever to stop people travelling in their car to do what I do

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    • JimS says:

      I could understand it if the country was suffering from smog or a chemical spill but is there really a risk from being in the open air, (as opposed to being in contact with people out in the open)?

      The outside air must be getting into houses and gardens! If there is airborne bacteria about that we need to avoid then it will reproduce far better in the house.

      Living indoors all the time our lungs are filling up with house dust and dust mite detritis, carbon dioxide, formaldehydes, radon… etc. Supposedly everyone living north of Birmingham didn’t get enough exposure to the Sun, so they are vitamin D deficient.

      One way or another they will kill us off!

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    • Oaknash says:

      Maybe the trees can get “Coronovirus!

      I know what you mean Darcy my local Radio Cornwall presenter today was spluttering with indignation, even if people drove somewhere quiet after all “Rules is Rules” I expect he was looking forward with anticipation to police arresting people at 6 o clock in the morning for walking their dog some nice and quiet”

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  7. Fedup2 says:

    Very disappointing news that plod is using drones to keep a track on people needlessly walking in the countryside . These drones are not even armed with predator missiles . What’s the country come to ? Gone soft ( this might be a gratuitously flippant post – made in response to a rapidly heightening hysteria )….
    Maybe the underground police can find a space to put drones on the tube ….

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    • Oaknash says:

      Agreed Fed BBC “journos” appear to be enjoying every minute of this new excuse for job justification. Probably the more deaths the better as long as they are old and white and voted for brexit.

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Funny is it not, our brave police who are too overstretched to attend, well anything really, all of a sudden once they get a sniff that they have got the full backing of Boris they find the time to set up roadblocks demanding to know where motorists are going, hmm funny that, middle class ramblers maybe of course fair game rather than black feral illegal immigrants coughing on pensioners in Hitchin

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  8. JamesArthur says:

    R4
    Laura Keunsberg asking question to Rishi S…who has just announced a scheme cover 95% self employed -and what does she ask– what about the 5% it doesn’t cover!!!

    Then she asks about the poor employees being ’emotionally blackmailed to go to work’…from their sources

    Well done BBC – typical undermining questions – don’t focus on positive..

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      JamesArthur
      I’m afraid the BBCorona will only accentuate the positive when a Socialist government is in power. They do not trade in facts – such as for instance – how many – per thousand people worldwide, actually HAVE the virus or have died of the disease. Instead, they deal in opinions or predictions and speculation which, in an easily persuaded type character, is likely to induce panic.. I’m certain that had the Labour Party won the last general election the BBCorona would be singing a totally different song and would now be supportive of every move that Saint Jeremy made, who, I’m pretty sure would find a way of delaying our Brexit.
      Don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to suggest that the threat does not exist, just that the media is using it as a means of obtaining the political ends which they desire. They have become a Marxist organization.

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  9. G.W.F. says:

    Tonight we must clap for our carers, the any chess workers. And I thought clap was sexually transmitted.
    The Clap for our Carers campaign will bring together the nation tonight to thank NHS workers who are tirelessly battling the coronavirus pandemic.
    On Thursday March 26, at 8pm, everyone is invited to applaud those looking after our loved ones from their windows, doorsteps or balconies.
    Non Coms (non compliers) who fail to clap will be recorded and shamed.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/26/thank-nhs-tonights-clap-carers/

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    • Old Goat says:

      There will be no clapping, in this house.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Nor mine Goat – the NHS killed me dad and failed me mum despite a lifetime of taxes paying for it . Unfortunately it is probably free from privatisation now .

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Fedup2

          They saw my mother in law off with the Liverpool Pathway, but after a major effort we persuaded them that this WW2 servicewoman should be allowed to have Glen Miller music played at her end.

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          Fedup2
          There can be no easy response to your post except to say sorry and to wish it were not so. I will just add that in 1949 I was operated on by an NHS surgeon and was assured by my father that the operation saved my life. I totally understand that my post is of no comfort to you but our experiences are obviously very different.
          Thank you for having the courage to monitor all of us rabble who rant here.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Lefty- let’s face it – if the NHS – huge and hugely funded can’t protect its own staff without the help of the Army its command and control ( management ) ain’t fit for purpose

            I understand a multi agency exercise involving a scenario similar to current events was carried out a short time ago but it seems neither ‘ lessons were learnt ‘ or systems / contingencies put in place to get kit when needed

            But after the event as the honours are handed out the only guaranteed change will be even more cash going into the NHS .

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            • Lefty Wright says:

              Fedup2
              No amount of NHS funding could possibly satisfy demand. From my own recent experience in A&E ( I will not go into details) what is urgently needed is an NHS war on waste. I have no objection to universal healthcare so long as it is properly costed and managed but what is needed is an axe,not a cash infusion.
              Also, the idea of almost sanctifying the NHS employees as saints needs to be curtailed. Most of them are there in order for them to earn a living, just as a bricklayers labourer climbs a ladder ( or should that be used to) with an hod filled with bricks on his shoulder. It’s not easy but the payslip makes it better.
              Just as an aside – in the 1950s I did indeed hump bricks up a ladder for a living. The bricklayers were great people and they taught me a lot. Not one of them went to “UNI” so they didn’t tolerate any bullshit. I consider myself a very lucky man.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Wow that is first I have heard of this 8pm NHS thing ..NOT

      as soon a it comes on one channel I flip and then it comes up with another promo item for it
      usually with an emotional-blackmail angle
      eg a little child rehearsing it.

      I find this compelled clapping very North Korean.

      Oh BBC just said they will have live coverage.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Some one tweets
        \\ Law-abiding decent folks appreciate NHS workers and the police force,
        always, not only during #COVID19.
        But being asked to stand on the doorstep and ritualistically applaud
        while reports abound that coughing at an officer could get you imprisoned is Orwellian //

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    • Oldspeaker says:

      Jazz hands eh, now those were the days. Going to be a country full of terrified anxious types, anything could happen. Or was it just another crock dreamed up by those with absolutely no real problems?

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  10. Jeff says:

    Occasionally I do a lunchtime stint helping out at a homeless charity.
    This afternoon the boss had the Jeremy Vine show burbling away on his little radio in the corner. Anyway most of it was essentially background noise, but I did get a chance to listen to some of his conversation with the Beeb’s resident doctor, Sarah Jarvis.
    As we all know the BBC are obsessed with Donald Trump. As though we don’t have enough problems ourselves Jezza had to shoehorn the American president into the conversation.
    They were discussing how long the isolation might have to last…
    “Trump says he wants the churches to be full by Easter,” Vine said.
    “Well, he’s an idiot” she spat back.
    I have to say I was quite shocked at her aggressive response.
    She could easily and politely said that she disagreed. She could have said that she thought his estimation was far too optimistic or she might have just said “I don’t think so”.
    But she didn’t. She made a nasty and insulting comment on the American president and Vine guffawed.

    It’s not just the coronavirus I can’t wait to see the back of…

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    • Up2snuff says:

      President Trump actually said, if I recall correctly, that he expected “That in some States people will be able to go to church this Easter.” (May have paraphrased that a bit.)

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  11. Celtic_Mist says:

    A recent exchange in parliament –

    Matt Hancock

    If they are essential, yes, but the aim here is to try to absolutely push down the speed of transmission of this disease over the next few weeks, to get a grip on its spread. That means that, while we have set out four reasons where it is reasonable to leave one’s home, people should stay at home if they do not have a good reason.

    Wes Streeting (Ilford North) (Lab)

    I will not read the text message that I have received from my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) because it contains unparliamentary language. However, further to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Ruth Cadbury), I think the Secretary of State needs to give the House a clear explanation as to why it was yesterday that clear guidance was provided by the Government on access to abortion early in the day, only for it to be removed from the Government website later in the day. Why is that? Why are the Government not listening to the royal colleges, and why are they making it more difficult for women to get access to an essential procedure during this time of crisis?

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Breaking : From Wednesday they counted 113 new deaths.

    as kind of expected yesterday was a blip low and so todays was higher than expected as if picking up some of deaths expected yesterday
    So that is 156 over 2 days ie 78/day average

    not great but not the 500/day that might overwhelm hospitals.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – I remember the projection of about 120 you typed a couple of days ago. The locations of the fatalities will – I presume – be mainly cities ….?

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    • Van Helsing says:

      I suspect it’ll rise, Stew, but it *should* begin to decline before Easter IF the boneheads out there finally obtemper the social distancing and other requirements imposed by HMG. God willing (as an agnostic I think I’m allowed to say that), the NHS will just about cope.

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  13. Fedup2 says:

    I posted earlier about plod using drones to ‘enforce ‘ rule about the Chinese bug . Today footage from a drone used by Derbyshire Police showing people walking their dogs and the like in the Peak District is on Twitter .

    If you see it I think you’ll be appalled and shows how easily a law enforcement agency can overstep their mark and press the ‘totalitarian ‘ button . How can they be so thick ?

    1. It’s about close proximity to transmit the bug

    2. There is provision for exercise .

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    • Up2snuff says:

      That’s crazy. If I recall correctly, wind speeds were up around the 20mph mark today. From the east and jolly cold. You are unlikely to catch Covid-19 on/from breath or a cough or a sneeze in those conditions.

      You would be very unlucky.

      Lottery winning odds, at a guess.

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  14. Sluff says:

    Absolutely unbelievable.
    Half a million people have volunteered to help the NHS and social services in 24 hours.
    This is treated by the BBC as another excuse for shit-stirring !!!!!!!
    A parade of people are featured with questions.
    Doom. Will I be safe?
    Gloom. Will my car insurance cover me?
    Worry. Will I have ID?

    Problems, problems. Worry, worry. Whinge, whinge.

    I really liked the line by Rishi Sunak this afternoon, answering another shit-stirring question. He said ‘the good should not be hostage to the perfect’. Nicely put and the ideal put-down to the seditious biased BBC.

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  15. Sluff says:

    I hope readers are getting ready for ‘Clap for Carers’ at 8 pm tonight, as featured on the BBC 6 pm news,
    I would join in, but I have to cut my toenails.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      G’da mate. Think I might just come over all a bit ‘Strine and have to be in the dunny at 8pm. Now where’d’I put those three hundred dunny rolls?

      Aah no! Me sheep have been at ’em.

      Shredded!

      What’s a bloke supposed to do?

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    • Tabs says:

      BBC1 have live coverage of people clapping around the UK at 8pm. Due to the unique way the BBC is funded I’m guessing everyone shown clapping will be BAME or LGBT.

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Amen.

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    • Van Helsing says:

      There’s good reason to criticise HMG over this crisis, but surely no-one in their right mind* can deny that they’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to try to limit the financial impact on those of us who sail on the good ship United Kingdom.

      *Which obviously excludes yer average BBC staffer.

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      • Oaknash says:

        Van – BBC both local and national radio appear to be basking in this god given excuse to appear “relevant”.

        Listening to Wimmins hour today (I did it for BBBC) I was reminded just how “relevant” these key workers at the BBC are when they were discussing how to make the most of “Lockdown”
        I am not sure who the interviewer was, whether it was the fat one or the one with a face only a mother could love.
        Any way the guest came up with some great ideas
        So here you are – fellow BBC fans

        1 Learn a musical instrument
        2 Practice your yoga
        3 have an online cocktail party with friends.

        Please dont bother thanking me for passing on this great advice, its not necessary and I would find your deserved praise embarrassing.

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      Is that Beth Rigby, man slash woman 🤔
      One of those voices that I genuinely find wierd 😬

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  17. BRISSLES says:

    Um, nice little film to watch on ITV4 tonight. ‘Contagion’ about a pandemic that sweeps the planet with scientists rushing to find a vaccine. Course it wouldn’t happen in real life.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      BRISSLES
      I recently read a novel by Clive Cussler called “Plague Ship” – and it struck me!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      BBC Parliament is broadcasting the EU parliament ( talking shop ) with a rather shaken von Leyden telling countries to open borders . I’m sure that’s going to go down well in Spain and Italy .

      It’s lucky we got out when we did .

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      • Van Helsing says:

        Von Lederhosen (I think that’s her name, isn’t it?) won my ‘No Sh*t, Sherlock’ award for March for proclaiming that the EU had ‘initially’ (her word, not mine) underestimated Covid-19.

        How in the Wide World of Sports do people of such intellectual decrepitude end up in such positions of power?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Van
          It was nice to see that the spirit of Brexit is still alive in the EU with a French Nationalist MEP giving the EU mafia both barrels .

          It looks like northern EU states such as the krauts and Dutch are going to exploit the suffering of the southern states .

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Van, would it be because she’s a bit of a looker? Like our Mishal?

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          Van Helsing
          How? Not by ability that’s for sure. They have “friends” in high places.
          People with the power of individual thought and ability need not apply and yet these are the very people who, whether they intend it or not, with their unique genius make life easier for us all.

          Communism = Dependency on the State by every individual and the dictates of Big Brother. It is unlawful for the winners to allow anyone to lose.

          Capitalism = Independence for every individual to go his/her own way. Win or lose.
          Vote Now.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        Fedup2
        Let’s hope we haven’t shut the stable door after it’s too late.

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  18. Up2snuff says:

    BBC I’M SORRY I’LL WRITE THAT AGAIN MOMENT

    Virus cough attacks a crime
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52052880

    Well done, virus. Doing better than most Police Forces then.

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  19. Sluff says:

    The BBC are of course insanely keen on featuring all kinds of perceived inequality. BAME, LGBT xyz, disability etc.
    But strangely here’s one they seem to have missed.
    Deaths from Coronavirus appear to be about two thirds male, one third female !!!!!
    Their inability to mention this huge disparity is all the more strange when one considers that its own in-house newspaper, the Guardian, has run the story.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/men-are-much-more-likely-to-die-from-coronavirus-but-why

    Whereas the biased BBC have a big ‘who dies’ feature on the webshite, without mentioning the huge male/ female disparity at all.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51674743

    The truly dreadful BBC. Not impartial. Just selective.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Sluff

      Does this mean that the virus comprehends how gender is a social construct?

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  20. Dystopian says:

    Ralph McTell has added a new verse to his song. I bet most on here could think of a better new verse for “The Streets of Londonistan”…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52046893

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  21. Guest Who says:

    One for the doco with Sir. Boaty?

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    • Dystopian says:

      Her diagnosis was made by her climate scientists and was clearly as accurate as their predictions.

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  22. AsISeeIt says:

    Just for the record, I will absolutely not be participating in this weirdly orchestrated public sector worshipping auto de fe this evening.

    Let me know when scientists find a vaccine or when our health service has been proven to have actually saved some lives, then and only then should I give my appreciation on this particular issue.

    Any personal act of piety on my part will as always be stricly private.

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  23. Thoughtful says:

    As I have been saying for months on these pages, Saudi Arabia has and is bribing Western politicians. Now evidence appears to be emerging that Saudi bribed Blair and Brown in order to cover up the rape of young white girls by Muslim gangs.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/03/former-uk-pm-accused-of-letting-muslim-rape-gangs-roam-free-in-exchange-for-saudi-money

    “Politicalite quoted an anonymous source that it said was connected to the world of finance, claiming: “In return for the money, the condition they insisted on, was that Muslims in Britain must be free to do anything they like.””

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Checking for Virtue signalling at 7:30pm in Inside Out regional editions

    Southwest
    * should an African artefact be on display in a Bristol museum?

    London
    -Lula Mebrahtu finds out how a choir is giving voice to victims of modern slavery as they prepare for a unique concert at the Old Bailey.
    – And a rising star of the London ballet scene heads to Kenya to take the lead in a production of Romeo and Juliet
    Those item are both about black London people
    next item the Olympic BMX hopefuls from Peckham now left in limbo by the coronavirus crisis.
    ..seems to be almost all non-white team

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh South East edition had a global warming segment at 19:48pm
      Ah who is the presenter? ah the BBC gay dad guy married to an Asian man
      (Good luck to them , but what a coincidence that he is a BBC presenter)

      Oh South East edition had a global warming segment at 19:48pm
      (BTW the presenter DGK is the the BBC gay dad guy married to an Asian man)

      Plays Climate crisis montage beginning with Greta etc.
      Guest Prof Tim Forman
      https://twitter.com/DrTimForman/status/1243108398830432261

      He said 20% of UK CO2 emissions come from CONSTRUCTING and HEATING UK homes
      … to me it’s strange he put those together

      It is a CAMPAIGNING segment .. carefully crafted with licence payers money

      TF “We have Europe’s oldest and probably least energy efficient housing stock”
      .. that doesn’t sound science to me
      We have a wide variety of housing it’s not right to lump them like that
      And I’m guessing many houses in Europe are not very energy efficient
      cos their countries are temperate or have very cheap heating.
      TF has an American accent

      Thermal camera might mean one has the heating turned down
      Presenter lists a number of places and says ” owners could slash emissions and energy bills by two thirds or more”

      TF “we can’t rely on the free market to drive these sorts of changes”
      So if it’s so good why’s it need government intervention ?

      Oh I see TF tweeted the entire campaigning video BEFORE the BBC aired it itself

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    • StewGreen says:

      My typo the Bristol museum item was in the West region edition

      She keeps referring to an African prince AFAIK the guy she is talking about is not a main man but rather a guy in an offshoot of a regional royal family ..there can be hundreds of princes in Nigeria

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  25. Jeff says:

    Now, get ready you lot, another few minutes and it’s time for the nation to applaud our doctors and nurses.
    Much as I admire and appreciate their gallant efforts I think I’ll give this one a miss.
    It’s probably just me… Maybe it’s my age (64 going on 14)…But it’s that really awkward combination of words and letters that makes me shiver.
    “NHS” and “clap”…

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  26. Darcy3 says:

    yes just had to put up with some idiot “whooping ” out of his /her window for 5 minutes, if its the one next door then would be better served by moving his bleeding transit van he has parked 6 inches from my car this afternoon with his wifes car a foot away behind meaning I take my life in my hand pulling out blind if I can get out at all

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  27. Dystopian says:

    Well that says it all to me when my spiteful, horrible neighbours, who treat everyone with utter contempt, have just been outside clapping and whistling like a pair of loonies on day release from the asylum.

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    • davylars says:

      It’s comforting to know that I am good company with the miserable bastards on this site like me.
      Thanks to everyone on here also.
      This site is always first up with good reliable news.
      Someone is always on the ball and unlike the BBC, the facts are correct and not distorted.
      Be safe everyone….

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    • Dimebars says:

      I’ve always believed that you should know your enemies . This clap trap rubbish has now allowed me to know who my neighbouring virtue signalling idiots were .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I wonder how long it will be before it becomes an offence not to clap ….

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  28. Dystopian says:

    Is it just me or does that chief medical officer on the tv Coronavirus advice bulletin remind you of someone?

    Yoda maybe,
    I keep half expecting him to rearrange his words
    “Stay at home you must…..”.

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    • Darcy3 says:

      give him a hat and a shotgun its Elmer Fud, if I was a wabbit I would stay at home

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  29. Dover Sentry says:

    Brexit negotiations have gone quiet. Perhaps the BBC have chosen not to report this?

    Maybe the BBC are busy preparing their first evah, evah pro-Brexit production ? 🙂 ?

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  30. Thoughtful says:

    CNN caught faking the news again – this time over coronavirus:

    daily-morning-awesomeness-40-photos-24-4.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    Many years ago I used to work at London City Airport . At 21.01 tonight it is no more . Instead it becomes RAF Nightingale . Hercs will bring patients there for the Excel if
    necessary . Quite something …

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    • JimS says:

      Not RAF Seacole?

      Last time I was down that way HMS Lancaster was parked up alongside Sadiq’s new hospital and when I walked past it for the second time it was under armed guard because the US was under attack.

      We were told then that life would never be the same but basically all they did was put up bollards around shopping centres and arrest anyone who pointed out what the real problem was.

      I wonder what life changes they have got lined up for us in future? Gordon Brown thinks we need a World Government.

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  32. StewGreen says:

    Any wokemob people on TV tonight ?
    You know what I haven’t thoroughly checked
    but flipping channels I spot
    #1 Ed Balls sitting on the One Show couch
    Fiona Bruce telling me Bash-The-Tories Time’s guest are
    #1 Emily Thornberry
    #2 Richard Horton, a Labour activist who took the Lancet and uses it for lefty political campaigning

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  33. Deborah says:

    BBC 1 6pm news. The BBC managed to find a mayor in a small Italian town with whom Boris shares all what he is doing regarding COVID19. And the mayor then shares with us through the BBC, that he the Mayor, doesn’t think Boris is doing enough. Only on the BBC.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Deborah
      Sigh. If only our Jeremy had won the election things would have been SO much better.
      Yours ever, BBCorona XX

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  34. AndyDozefeet says:

    Question Time.

    GP from Shrewsbury self isolating and can’t get access to the IT system at his own practice so unable to work from home. Sticks the knife into the government for alleged PPE shortages when this crisis should have been foreseen.

    This dickhead hasn’t even sorted a VPN so he can access the IT system in his own practice. This is a very easy thing to do and even very small businesses have a disaster recovery plan to enable people to get access and work remotely.

    Watching this is making my f*****g piss boil.

    Smug twat editor of the lancet and Jabba the f*****g hutt thornberry giving Jenrick a proper kicking all after the gotcha moment.

    Would be great if all these bastards could come up with some solutions rather than just criticise with the benefit of hindsight.

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  35. Fedup2 says:

    What a way to close a thread ….

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