Midweek Thread 22 April 2020

It’s a month to the day that Boris Johnson made his TV appearance announcing the ‘ lockdown ‘ and that ‘ people will die ‘ . Seems a long time ago . Since then the Biased BBC has been unrelenting in broadcasting bad news and criticism of the Government . We can but dread what effect this has had on the mental health of the UK .

Today is a big day for the Far Left BBC . It is Lenin’s birthday . Taxpayer funded Champagne For the comrades in Broadcasting House .

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644 Responses to Midweek Thread 22 April 2020

  1. Darcy3 says:

    Wow I am now really tempted to join Twitter, rarely have I come across a snowflake this stupid:

    Climate Warrior:
    Most heterosexual relationships are queer or trans, I would say. That’s just obvious.

    I did join twitter sent him a reply, then immediately had 10 minutes of “are you a robot” please enter the following, followed by a demand for my phone number

    as I said: go figure

    some hate speech is allowed on twitter


  2. Darcy3 says:

    Norton is an Irishman, but he is also one of the best-known faces in Britain, where he lives. It would be interesting to hear his take. He delivered it with his usual frankness and humour.

    A revolution has occurred in the UK, he told the audience, but it didn’t come from the right and it didn’t come from the left, instead “it came from the stupid”.

    He spoke of how he tells people who voted for Brexit that they needed to “look at their victory parade”, to watch who was “dancing the hardest and shouting the loudest”.

    These people, he said more bluntly, had “hitched their wagon to a moron”. This was just a few days prior to Boris Johnson taking office as prime minister.

    Given that the UK is where he is employed, and things he says are highly quotable, this could have been construed as risky territory.

    Earlier in the evening, there had been discussion of how, these days, a single line, reported and spread on social media, could now break a career in a matter of hours.

    At that point, Norton said he was grateful that this had not been the case in his younger days, and that he while he loved his job, his career was now long-established. In classic Norton fashion, he acknowledged the frankness of his remarks and possible repercussions, reminding us how he had already mentioned his career was well beyond the spring chicken stage.


  3. Darcy3 says:

    Lucky you then, w@nker, you can carry on making a career out of talking like a pre pubescent 13 year old girl and we will all find it soooo funny cos you is a male geddit ha ha

    what wit !!

    almost approaches Alan Carrs comedic genius of talking like a girl to make people laugh, lapped up by the bbc

    what next ? pakis talking in a paki accent ? wont we laugh, but only if they is black innit

    Wheres Lenny ? (clue : bloody everywhere on the bbc) Freddie Starr ? did similar accents, racist innit


  4. pugnazious says:

    Col. Richard Kemp notes the way China infiltrates Western society using its money and cultural outreach to buy and attain influence, power and control…he could say exactly the same thing about Islamic countries of course….and perhaps note the same reluctance of the BBC to criticise China and ‘Islam’. You may note how many Chinese are in universities and bio-tech companies studying…er…viruses…and you may note wryly that Zoom, used by the Cabinet and Parliament, is a Chinese company….all those secret meetings and discussions going through ‘secure’ routes in a Chinese company…lol.

    He says…

    ‘Chinese investment penetrates every corner of the United Kingdom, giving unparalleled influence here as in so many countries. Plans to allow Chinese investment and technology into our nuclear power programme and 5G network will build vulnerability into our critical national infrastructure of an order not seen in any other Western nation. Even the BBC, which receives funding from China, has produced and promoted a propaganda video supporting Huawei, to the alarm of some of its own journalists. All this despite MI5’s repeated warnings that Chinese intelligence continues to work against British interests at home and abroad.’

    And indeed you might remember from last November…

    BBC staff’s fury as corporation’s commercial arm produces promotional films lauding controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei and trumpeting its founder’s rags-to-riches story

    But wait…despite all that staff fury….from the 27th March 2020…

    BBC Studios Strikes Content Deal With China’s Huawei

    ‘BBC Studios and China’s Huawei Video have struck a deal in which British TV content is supplied to Huawei consumer mobile devices in 26 countries. The deal was announced to coincide with the launch of Huawei’s P40 cell phone.
    The agreement follows previous local deals that have been secured for individual titles. It is the first substantial pan-global licensing deal between BBC Studios and Huawei, the BBC said.’

    Is it any coincidence that the BBC has been so vocally and virulently attacking critics of 5G such as Icke [he may actually be wrong in his particular claim but there are plenty of serious and credible scientists and doctors concerned about 5G itself] and not once attempting to report that there are those serious concerns about 5G when reporting on Icke…hundreds of scientists lobbying the EU to study the possible dangers of 5G and the EU itself admitting it has done no health studies despite 5G being apparently crucial to its economic and digital development programme.

    Does there sem to be some conflicts of interest here? That would be the BBC in cahoots with Huawei which is trying to flog 5G to us and also Ofcom which not only passes judgement on critics of 5G but is also the body charged with promoting it [and packed full of BBC types].

    And of course the BBC doesn’t say anything too critical WHO’s all too close relationship with China….the BBC is dangerous.


  5. BRISSLES says:

    Hate reality tv, but I do love a prog where real talent is showcased, Gt Pottery Throwdown, Portrait/Landscape Artist of the Year, yep Repair Shop, but the Beeb were in overdrive with diversity on tonight’s Gt British Sewing Bee (not something you chappies on here are likely to watch), we had a couple of anglo/afro carribeans, a Jamaican Oriental (?), 2 gays, a lesbian, someone who lives in the 1940s, and I’ve yet to work out the transgender competitor. Yer usual mixed bag really.


    • Darcy3 says:

      They do say you reap what you sow, God help us

      but, like the country walks I enjoy we never see many people around and those we do NEVER BAME, EVER, in 20 years in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire yet our country, and Springwatch and Autumnwatch and gardening programmes all of a sudden they appear everywhere on the TV

      Amazing where were they hiding ?

      I could understand it if they were instructing their kommunie about acquiring bushmeat, but nature conservation has never been their strongpoint

      Lucky we have no elephants around as I suspect there would be a few around with shotguns and tusk saws


      • fakenewswatcher says:

        My little town is also hideously white (or pink?),as beeb’s Greg Dyke would have put it.
        What it tells you is that we are all subject to re-education: a new ‘reality’ is being pushed by the social engineers like Dyke, in order to prepare us for the ‘diverse’ society that has been obsessing them for years.
        Until their ilk are cut down to size, it will go on. So, how to achieve it?


    • JimS says:

      “Tonight on The Great British Sewing Bee – making PPE and ‘We Love Our NHS, (But Hate Boris)’, banners.”

      “Next week, making brown shirts, party armbands, party flags and bookcase covers”.


  6. Darcy3 says:

    Next time I hear “Sir” ubiquitous Lenny do an English accent I will report him as racist hate crime


    • StewGreen says:

      Saturday : Radio4 21:00 Lenny Henry stars as lifer Frank Watt.

      Wednesday : Radio4 23:15 Lenny Henry’s Rogues Gallery
      (Tweeters point out the story was plagiarised from Satisfaction Guaranteed by Isaac Asimov )

      Radio4 Podcast : Grounded “The preview out now features
      jonronson *LennyHenry*Miriam Margolyes and Gailporter”

      Thursday BBC1 : special night of TV ,
      presented by PaddyMcGuinness . *LennyHenry* , ZoeTheBall , ThisisDavina and #MattBaker,


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Darcy – I think we can agree that a knighthood is now a completely meaningless award. Sadly.
      I think we’re also going to get rather sick of Sir Keir on beeb over the next few years…
      Someone posted a rather interesting piccie of the man, kneeling -actually wearing a suit and tie – up here, which made me smile.
      Unlike Lenny.


  7. lordelpus says:

    I know this site is devoted to the bias of the BBC,but take a look at ITV London News at 6 p.m. every day.The usual tedious moan at the Government,followed by endless BAME stories relating to Covid 19 and their suffering.Yesterday they even had a story about Grenfell!

    On the laughable who has the biggest bookcase parade of talking heads.On SKY Sports News, the talking heads from the sports world tend to conduct their online interviews from their kitchens.
    And as you may have guessed large built in double ovens, and freezers the size of a wardrobe are prominently featured.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Cant say I’m a fan of titanic kitchens, so I don’t have ‘kitchen envy’, the bigger they are the bigger area there is to clean. And they ‘echo’ as there is no sound insulation. I also don’t like sparse sitting rooms with wooden floors. I tend to give them the ‘sickness’ test. I look at them and think “if I’m ill would I feel comfortable snuggled up on the sofa” – and its generally ‘no’.
      Weird I know.


  8. fakenewswatcher says:

    lordel- absolutely spot on. It is about a mindset. The big plus is that we aren’t forced to pay for it! I seldom partake anyway.
    For PC trash though, try beeb radio4 after 11pm “comedy”. It’s unfunny and quite pathetic, really. Hard to believe it’s actually being broadcast to the public! Use of the ‘off’ switch is now becoming so common on what was once a reasonable news/entertainment station, there is little incentive to even switch on.
    What is really sad is what all this says about our society; itv appear to still find advertising revenue. Beeb get away without major protest. At least we try, on this site…
    Regrettably the numbers are small, even though the advantage is a tight-knit group of relatively like-minded
    people. Not to be underestimated for that current favourite topic, mental health..


    • Celtic_Mist says:

      These are not right wing white supremacists worrying about being replaced by Muslims

      “On February 19, 2017, Robert Allen wrote a piece for the Detroit Free Press,[15] which was republished by USA Today[16] about Voris. The article declared that Voris’ studio in Ferndale was “the nerve center for a growing, religious group hoping the forces that elected President Donald Trump will tear down the wall between church and state.”[16] The article called Voris’ apostolate “a fringe group claiming to be Catholic but denounced by the church, [that] broadcasts pro-life, anti-gay, anti-feminist, Islam-fearing content on its website”.[16] The article held that “Many of Church Militant’s headlines are similar to those on Breitbart News, the far-right news organization that White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon previously ran.”[16] It noted “Many of Breitbart’s articles are cited on the Church Militant website.

      But unlike Breitbart, Church Militant is under a Christian, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.”[16]”



    • JamesArthur says:

      Pretty much sums up the BBC……and its apparent hatred for Christians…


    • StewGreen says:

      @Celtic_Mist you don’t think that headline is hyperbolic
      Islamic jihadist cry”
      .. I listened to a couple of the pieces
      “cry” ..No, there was no Allah Akbar
      ” jihadist ” no the speakers were like Thought For The Day

      So far it’s been a gentle foot in the door
      .. but it’s good to keep an eye out for escalation


  9. taffman says:

    Does Al Beeb celebrate St George’s Day ?


    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Good Morning Taffy and all,



      • The WestWyvern says:

        Lovely. Flying it proudly in my garden today.

        As most days TBH. Some politicians would hate me!


        • JamesArthur says:

          Well done West…
          I am pretty sure in liberal owned Cambridge I would be targeted as a right wing white supremacist nationalist xenophobe if I put one up…well that’s how the Brexit poster went down 🙂


          • Darcy3 says:

            Cambridge News seems obsessed with ramdam a ding dong, markedly less so with Easter

            with their other obsession, if they could only find a muslim on a bike hit by a car they would be in journo Heaven …sooo sorry is it Jannah ?

            I apologise for mentioning Christianity


          • The WestWyvern says:

            James, carry on regardless.
            My usually normal neighbour (retired engineer) and God fearing gets excercised when he sees my flag flying, so I just double down on it these days.


            • JamesArthur says:

              Will put my St George’s jumper on while cycling…have a good day to everyone


              • G.W.F. says:

                Just waiting for someone, probably a BBC remainer, to point out that St George was not English but was a Greek or something and was therefore an IMMIGRANT.
                They do it every year


                • Up2snuff says:

                  Eccles-type voice: “Hallooow”

                  “St George was of Turkic descent but he was no chicken.”

                  “Oh ha ha.”

                  “He fought and killed the dragon, y’know.”

                  Bluebottle-type voice: “Eeeuuu, I like that I do. Have you seen any dragondis, Eccles?”

                  “No, ‘bottle, I haven’t.”

                  “Did you killid them?” “I would have killid them with my cardboard sword, I would, if I’d seen some dragonds.”

                  (Happy St George’s Day everyone. My old granny would have been a one hundred and thirty-something, today.)


                • Banania says:

                  An immigrant to where? Surely he never came to England.


    • StewGreen says:

      Local radio is playing Jerusalem now
      .. “For St George’s Day ”

      ..that was right after the news did its
      “Local Muslims coping with lockdown Ramadan” item


    • StewGreen says:

      Last year BBCnews did release a St George’s Day story in the mid afternoon
      I guess it took them hours to find the pic of a FEMALE St George to use to head the story with



    • StewGreen says:

      There is no mention of St George’s Day over the BBCnews website
      except an item from 3 days ago David Pittam buried away as an embedded paragraph on local news LIVE pages

      Nottingham’s St George’s Day celebrations have been cancelled because of coronavirus…..

      On the BBC Homepage there is one mention in the middle of a row of items marked BBC-FOOD
      Celebrate St George’s day with classic English dishes
      Which links not to a special page from today , but one from Nov 2019

      Cbeebies Radio did do something special
      they made a podcast
      about A GIRL who becomes a brownie, NO becomes a cub scout
      CBeebies: My CBeebies Special Day – St George’s Day
      Come along to meet Scarlet and her family
      as she becomes a Cub Scout just in time to celebrate St George’s Day!



    • StewGreen says:

      Newsround put this year’s date on THE SAME page they used last year in 2019
      St George’s Day: Who was England’s patron saint?

      Today it was tweeted again by the BBC main Twitter account


  10. Celtic_Mist says:

    This could turn out to be ‘the’ scandal of the pandemic

    By the time a patient goes on an invasive ventilator in ICU they are as good as dead. Before that, antibiotics are regularly used if there are signs of pneumonia. Tom Hanks’s wife was treated with hydroxychloroquine in Austalia to reduce her fever. In the Australian Guardian the bitch tried to say that it didn’t help and in the UK Guardian she denied it even was hydroxychloroquine saying it must have been chloroquine.

    All this is because Trump mentioned it. (Was he aware of the French study?)

    Now we have the BBC –
    “Is there any evidence that the combination works?”

    It goes on to say how it’s used all over the World

    What it omits to say is that the French study has now been peer reviewed and published –

    Oxford University had this article –
    Note it has a disclaimer –

    “Disclaimer: the article has not been peer-reviewed; it should not replace individual clinical judgement and the sources cited should be checked. The views expressed in this commentary represent the views of the authors and not necessarily those of the host institution, the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care. The views are not a substitute for professional medical advice.”

    Previously, there was this –
    “Why France is hiding a cheap, tested virus cure?”

    The BBC is so corrupt it can’t move from the liberal left ‘group think’ PC line

    Follow the money


  11. taffman says:

    While the Rejoiners at Al Beeb are weaponising the pandemic the vegans and vegetarians will jump on the bandwagon shortly.


  12. Celtic_Mist says:

    The Chanel Rion OAN fan club, better than anything on the BBC!


  13. Celtic_Mist says:

    R4 having to walk back ‘it’s’ advice on masks whilst omitting an article it has on the ‘Europe’ on line section

    (Never mind the ritual ‘childish’ mocking of Trump)


  14. Celtic_Mist says:

    I find her voice quite irritating


    • Guest Who says:

      The trend of media to share their essential struggles will hopefully accelerate their journey to anonymity.


    • Guest Who says:

      Moaning Emole 2. Sarah clearly will be riveted by the last bit.


      Locked-down life

      One in three of us has been using the enforced time indoors to read more, with 18 to 24-year-olds in particular catching up on books. To mark World Book Night, our arts editor Will Gompertz speaks to authors – including Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo – to discover what’s top of their reading lists. For the UK’s Muslim population, lockdown measures are going to mean a very different sort of Ramadan. We hear from a doctor, a delivery driver and an imam about their preparations.

      We have plenty of advice and information on dealing with life under lockdown on our dedicated page, along with another selection of dubious health claims you should ignore. Oh, and if you’re worried about starting to look a bit wild, one hairdresser offers tips on how to cut your own hair.

      Good that bbc staff have so many relatives ready to share. their struggle.


  15. Guest Who says:

    The BBC now likes YouTube:

    “The platform will now ban any coronavirus-related content that directly contradicts World Health Organization advice.”


    They do feel close to media that bans stuff.


    • Oldspeaker says:

      “They do feel close to media that bans stuff.”
      Deplatforming, a cleaner more clinical distant relative to book burning. Makes the jump to ‘burn the witch’ so much easier. And nobody likes keeping toasty more than a national socialist. There’s clearly a lot of nonsense spouted on YouTube but nanny bbc lobbying to suppress ex bbc man Icke doesn’t help devolop people’s power of critical thinking. Oh, hold on…


    • gb123 says:

      If YouTube go by those rules they would have to ban the WHO as they have contradicted their own advice so many times I have lost count.


  16. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole


    Get ready for a Big Night In

    If you’re finding the prospect of yet more time indoors hard to take, you can at least indulge in a little escapism – and do your bit for good causes – this evening. Ten Doctor Who actors who inhabited the Tardis over a period spanning 50 years will unite to celebrate the Big Night In, the BBC’s push to aid the coronavirus response through Children in Need and Comic Relief. Doctors including Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant and Matt Smith have recorded a message thanking front-line staff for their work. It will be broadcast just before the weekly Clap For Carers at 20:00 BST.

    As well as a Time Lord for (almost) every generation, the three-hour special will see Little Britain, Peter Kay, The Vicar of Dibley and Catherine Tate return to BBC One. Musician Gary Barlow, comic actors Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Jack Whitehall, Romesh Ranganathan, Miranda Hart and the cast of People Just Do Nothing are among the others expected to appear on the show. Meanwhile, the Strictly Come Dancing professionals have come up with a new routine for people to learn at home.


    Ready? Locked and loaded. Netflix and Prime.


    • Darcy3 says:

      With a little off licence down the road, and the current travel restrictions, locked and loaded has a special meaning for me


      • Up2snuff says:

        I’m so glad the Snuffy household doesn’t do telly. Have some boxed sets just unpacked – Hill Street Blues s.1. 🙂


  17. The WestWyvern says:

    Lots of very depressed voices on Toady this AM as there is a realisation that there will not be a compulsory order to wear masks.

    Does not stop the Beeboid female interviewer pushing the line at 07.12 with a health person (Martin Marshall) regarding masks in public and doesn’t really get the answers she wants from him. Quickly changes the subject…

    Hahaha, Oh dear that didn’t go as well as hoped then.


  18. The WestWyvern says:

    Happy St Georges day to all.

    Just popping outside to hoist my Cross of St George.

    It looks great fluttering in the breeze against a blue sky background.

    A day of Vaughn Williams and Elgar on the music device.


    • Darcy3 says:

      Norfolk Rhapsody and Lark Ascending for me


      • The WestWyvern says:

        Lark is essential.

        Bit of Jerusalem also will be needed.

        Then probably the Wurzels later on….


        • Darcy3 says:

          Its bluebell time now, will be off to the woods for a walk and see all the BAMES the bbc puts on in their countryside progs

          The dulcet tones of Tupac and Snoop Doggy Stormzy echoing through the glades

          Ahh this Engalnd…


    • Northern Dreamer says:

      A bBBC special news item will be reporting that Professor Nutjob of the University of Bedfordshire has detected strong Islamic themes in Elgars music, and it is indeed these that give Elgar’s music it’s unique qualities. The music therefore is not quintessentially English after all, and reflects much wider global influences. (Fact checked by bBBC, Sadiq Khan and the MCB)


  19. The WestWyvern says:

    So I’ve had the radio on for 35mins.

    The AntiBBC have not mentioned the fact it’s St Georges day.

    However what’s the feature on Toady now (07.18)

    Ramadan and the effect of CVD19 on the Mudslime Kumunihhi.

    Apparently they say the Government message may not be getting through as many of the British mud slimes don’t speak English.

    And now a piece on the mass gatherering held last year to break the fast in London, wailing and caterwauling in the background . This won’t happen this year. Apparently.

    Mudslime women medic explaining things will be a test this year esp, for her 14year old, and how the disease has brought her closer to religion and the true essence of fasting.

    My heart bleeds for them. Not.

    The Beeb are filth, disgusting. Utterly disgusting, their agenda stinks. Off button smashed.

    Cancel your licence fee. Don’t pay for this s****


    • Darcy3 says:

      I have been waiting for the bbc muslim barrage after they paid lip service to Easter with black wimmin choirs and wimmin priests


      • The WestWyvern says:

        Darcy, yep that piece earlier on was so blatantly staged.

        The are utter vermin.


  20. Darcy3 says:

    Fallen angels ? thought they could do no wrong, although soooo many look like they could do with some aerobic exercise, whilst lecturing the rest of us about obesity, just sayin..

    Families of cancer patients pan ‘disrespectful’ videos of dancing NHS staff while patients are dying due to cancelled operations

    Nurses across the country have posted videos to social platform TikTok
    Have been seen dancing around wards and some people have criticised them
    Other nurses have used social platforms to highlight the work they are doing
    Videos were posted to lift spirits but some people complained about them



    • The WestWyvern says:

      It’s not just cancer patients, most general activities have been shelved. I am awaiting a referral for an non life threatening procedure, but one that will improve my current quality of life no end.

      Sadly there is no date or forecast as to when this is likely to be as the clinics are not working. The best I may get is phone call.

      In the meantime I have to get high on prescription painkillers, hobble around like Quasimodo and try and stave off high BP, increased weight gain due to lack of mobility and possible diabetes.

      The problem is, there is no balance in this response by r any chess. It’s the all or nothing ‘don’t panic’ ‘don’t panic’ approach adopted by Corporal Jones.

      And yes, to see dancing r any chess employees posting videos and Facebook updates does tend to grate a little.


      • Lucy Pevensey says:


        Sorry to hear about this neglect. We are currently experiencing 2 cases of NHS neglect in my family also. One is a cancelled knee-replacement operation. Bones are literally grinding together. The other is treatment to eliminate brain tumour residue. Despite an increase in symptoms a formerly scheduled MRI scan was cancelled UFN. Even the dentists have cancelled all but “emergency” appointments. Praise The NHS. They have to keep those dance routines going.


  21. Socialist Dungheap says:

    Lying in bed enjoying the the first morning cup of good cheer whilst listening to FiveLive. No mention that it’s St George’s Day from any of the presenters. I think the BBC are just ashamed to admit there actually is a country called England.

    Now enjoying a hearty bowl of porridge after my morning routine with a pair of Dumb Bells. There names are Belinda and Sarah by the way in case you were going to ask.

    If any you aficionados do ‘Pub’ quizzes online here’s a question to throw out there.

    What are the three biggest lies of the 21st century?


    This Internet connection is secure.

    Islam is The Religion of Peace.


    The BBC is an unbiased organisation.

    A bonus point for three correct answers


    • JamesArthur says:

      I don’t do twitter or FB..or anything except this site 🙂

      Can somebody Tweet?FB the BBC and ask why they haven’t mentioned St George’s day…St Patrick’s and St David’s are pushed down our throats


  22. vlad says:

    “Coronavirus: How will the developing world cope?” – asks the beeb.

    Don’t worry, they can all come here – especially if Labour are back in power any time soon. And Emir Khant will welcome them with open arms, lovely jubbly, more votes, more Sharia, come right in, make yourselves at home.



    • Peter Grimes says:

      Vlad you forgot ‘would you like a house in Kensington and how much money do you need?”.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      vlad -I’m sure Sir Keir is working on it already….


  23. theisland says:

    “a country called England”

    I saw this tweet a few days ago. It seemed appropriate to share it today.


    • Grumbler says:

      I had a spooky and emotional experience at a Normandy war cemetery. It was all Canadians, and I was very moved walking around. Then this one English RAF pilot was buried right in the middle of them all. But the the thing that got me was he was from my village in Hampshire. I blubbed. And I have a tear in my eye now.


  24. Fedup2 says:

    Socialist dung heap

    Back in the day when I didn’t realise what a monster the BBC is I used to get annoyed when they did the ‘ what does it mean to be English ?’ Routine .

    The script ran with national identifiers for Scotland Ireland and wales and then went on the attack with ‘negatives ‘about England .

    Then it’s off to someone suitably non white and the line about how long non white people have been in England

    As well as -of course -.

    The distraction of -what’s the difference between England and Britain .

    So that’s the BBC story on England – it has no identity – so it is worthless – so let’s have another country – a BBC version .

    With clapping .

    Non seq – i wonder if all these exhausted and overworked NHS staff will feature on the BBC with their dance routines -?

    Maybe they can have an NHS ’dancing’ competition on Saturday night featuring the most stylish wearing of PPE?


  25. theisland says:

    Coming up on Angel Radio
    Programmes for Thursday 23 April St George’s Day

    9.00am Bob Hind on St. George’s Day “England Special”


  26. Socialist Dungheap says:

    I am just so relieved that Labour did not come to power after the last General Election. I shudder to think of them trying to ‘protect’ us from anything let alone pandemic. For decades they failed abysmally in protecting the the tens of thousands of vulnerable young girls from the Muslim Rape Gangs inhabiting our towns and cities across the country.


  27. vlad says:


    In a historic first, Britain’s national broadcaster has begun airing the supremacist Islamic call to prayer as mosques remain shut amid the Wuhan virus pandemic.

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), repeatedly censured for its anti-Christian bias, will also relay Muslim sermons and prayers on 14 local radio stations every Friday at 5:50 a.m. in the run-up to Ramadan at the end of April.

    The BBC has repeatedly been slammed for anti-Catholic bias

    “A cultural line has been crossed,” world-renowned Islamic scholar Robert Spencer is warning, predicting that the implications “are ominous.”

    “Is the BBC, the government-funded broadcasting agency of an ostensibly Christian land, really wise to broadcast a declaration of the superiority of another faith, ONE THAT DIRECTS ITS ADHERENTS TO MAKE WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND SUBJUGATE THEM AS INFERIORS UNDER THE HEGEMONY OF BELIEVERS (CF. QUR’AN 9:29)? Spencer asks in FrontPage Magazine.

    Spencer, author of The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, also wonders if it is wise for the public service broadcaster to relay “the cry ‘Allahu akbar,’ BELOVED OF JIHAD TERRORISTS THE WORLD OVER.”

    In Islamic theology, the Adhan — call to prayer — is a triumphalist declaration of Islamic supremacy over Jews and Christians as well as a call to the sacralization of NEWLY CONQUERED TERRITORY…

    (… article continues…)




    • Darcy3 says:

      Words fail me…for once


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Vlad- beyond the pale, big time.
      They will say, of course, that they are now serving a ‘multicultural society’, so had to do it. Scoundrels, liars, and traitors. Like a succession of governments, that have allowed this to happen. Blair top of the list.
      I see around me in my district, or adjoining, no mosques and virtually no muslims, so it’s not for around here anywhere.
      For the beeb there needs to be a price to pay.
      From me, no licence fee. Let’s see them putting someone over 70, diabetic and with heart issues into jail.
      If I have to go, I shall go, then sue the pants off them and get legal advice on a charge of murder against Lord Hall-Hall and his cronies.
      I have a little set by for a rainy day…


      • fakenewswatcher says:

        Hopefully it will only be a charge of ‘attempted murder’. But if I pass, it will be the full story. I have had my biblical three score and ten, and am ready.


  28. G says:

    No surprises that our ‘Worlds Most Trusted’ aka. ‘the Envy of the World’ doesn’t want you knowing that riots in Paris have started again. No, not the Yellow Vests. In the muslim ghettos (not forgetting last years rioting and again, closeness to ramadam). If you cannot be shown yellow vests protesting, there’s no chance of being shown – ‘double trouble’ – rioting again but, this time muslims. The BBC, ‘we love the Globalist Macron and we love muslims’ to the fore.


  29. tarien says:

    The statement from Dr Whitty that ‘distantsing’ will have to continue until end of 2020, was with respect was an irresponsible comment to make – it is quite unrealistic to expect such a situation to continue for such a long period. One does question as to whether he and his colleagues realise the ramifications that could follow as a result. People-we are a social animal and need the intervention of other people and with that of course this nation needs to be up and running even if under somewhat restricted conditions, however safe disantsing in all areas is not realistic. We all need to see our children and grandchildren, as they need to see us and not just on a computer screen. Covid 19 is a very dangerous virus but Cancer is by far the biggest killer.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Well, I am not in the least surprised at this statement. I’ve thought it since the beginning and fully expected it not to be lifted until next year. You cant imagine that a few weeks of distancing without a vaccine is going to make a difference after lockdown, otherwise what was the point of a lockdown in the first place ?

      How would one feel if distancing were lifted at say the end of May or June, then everyone started hugging and kissing one another , resulting in the deaths starting up again – probably to your own family. Surely its gratifying just to see loved ones through a window or on a screen as opposed to giving them a death sentence. A year or a bit less is not long, it will fly by in a flash.

      Russian roulette this is not.


      • Socialist Dungheap says:


        ‘The days are long but the years are short’


      • tarien says:

        Yes Brissels time goes by very fast when you reach my age and that is why predominantly I would like to see an easing up on the present restrictions-appreciated the Coronavirus is a real and terrible thing. Not only is the disease killing people, but the government’s attempts to prevent the spread of the virus is killing people too. Recent analysis shows that the total number of deaths so far this year is still LESS THAN IN THE MILD ’FLU EPIDEMIC of 2015, when 28.330 died. As of Last Tuesday ONS reported 18.516 deaths from the Coronavirus.
        Anyway what also makes me mad is that our Government has or is about to take a delivery of Medical Equipment from Singapore-yes better than China but why when we are quite able and ready to manufacture and produce all that is required-Government take your foot off the brake and apply the acceplerator PDQ.


    • Beltane says:

      I agree tarien, in fact I think the silly man has undone with a few ill-chosen words all the good he, Sir Patrick Vallance and Jenny Harries have achieved over the past weeks.
      Their measured and informed delivery has generally thwarted the best ‘gottcha’ attempts of the media’s finest, it only remains for the government to recognise that neither Robert Jenrick nor Gavin Williamson do much to help.
      I like to hope that he simply meant that large social gatherings were still to be proscribed, but it remains to be seen if Whitty’s words come back to bite him. My bet is he’ll regret them in the briefing later today – if he’s there to face his own music. For all the very evident and probably painful risks involved, the public watching the rest of the world start to relax restrictions while we dither is a recipe for a real disaster.


  30. StewGreen says:

    Medialand give Wednesday seminars from next week
    June 3rd @SarahSands100 ,
    Editor at @BBCRadio4 and Visiting Fellow at @risj_oxford , will speak on
    the role of @BBCr4today programme in a national crisis
    .. you’ll have your chance to tell her what you think.
    The thread has photos of the speakers.


  31. taffman says:

    And Wales before I clock off ?………………………

    How’s this for a troop of clowns ? it should have been abolished long ago ……………………………


    • Charlie Farley says:

      That’s a Disgusting insult to my Welsh ancestry with family members swallowed up in the mud at Pashendale and ultimately for what ? . Wales is obviously going the same way as most of the Country …and we thought it was bad when the English were buying second homes in the 70s ! , how has all this happened under our noses…..its a cancer that needs cutting out and fast just like the BBC


    • Nodding Dog says:

      And only one decent bookshelf between the lot them that on it’s own is good enough reason to get rid ????


  32. StewGreen says:

    Peter Hitchens* has told me he is doing a big debate at 6pm Thursday
    arguing against lockdowns.

    On the Proposition:
    Dr John Edmunds OBE, Dr Christl Donnelly FRS CBE, @ProfKarolSikora, Dr Paul Hunter

    On the Opposition:
    Dr Anders Tegnell, @ClarkeMicah Peter Hitchens, @prof_eidelman, @mushfiq_econ

    * He told everyone else who reads his tweets as well.


  33. DYKEVISIONS says:


    Here is the article link.

    Not so good at adding images, however the link above is a wonderful picture of all the Doctor Who’s who are still alive and kicking..

    Apparently, just before we all get the clap at 8pm tonight, there will be an announcement?

    Maybe the good Doctors will get shirty with the Government for not procuring the friendly Eurasian protective gear.

    BTW, I am not sure the last ‘Doctor’ is a Doctor, maybe the wife of the WHO’s boss?
    I’ll get my coat..


  34. Sluff says:

    Deep joy.
    It’s indoctrination turned up to 11 tonight.

    On BBC1 at 8pm we have the regular weekly newreligion service aka Clap for Carers.
    On either side we have the BBC’s worthy fundraiser, Big Night In, running for three hours.

    All we need now are some rats and perspex funnels and we can get the full Room 101 experience.


  35. Sluff says:

    To cheer ourselves up, how about these two letters in the Telegraph today.

    1. An 80 year old has stopped worrying about the pandemic. He has simply stopped listening to BBC news programmes which ‘always focused on the worst scenarios’
    2. A man with Portuguese links recalls how, during the 1974 revolution they used to tune in to the BBC ‘for balanced coverage’. Now, although living in the UK, he tunes in to the Portuguese nightly news ‘to obtain impartial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic’!

    The realisation about the BBC continues to spread………….


    • Beltane says:

      Even bigger giggles are on offer from the self-indulgent yet spitefully juvenile pen of John Crace in the Guardian. His praise for La Starmer’s performance in yesterday’s PMQ’s is as fine an example of literary delusion as one could wish, the only shame is so very few will ever get to read it.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Heck, Deutche Welle’s own political correspondent just told LBC
    that she doesn’t believe its necessarily true that Germany has a lower death rate than the UK
    and that it could be that Germany is less good at identifying Covid19 deaths
    (German state broadcaster)


    • EUTV says:

      I read this German media article a few weeks ago. Link below.

      If correct, Germany is far from out of the woods.

      “Claim: Germany’s death rate is so low due to advanced planning and an excellent healthcare system

      Reality: Germany does have a robust public healthcare system that for now appears to be weathering the storm. As in many countries, however, medical professionals in respiratory and intensive care report being massively overworked, and there is a risk of running out of protective equipment. While Germany has enough hospitals, they are chronically understaffed, and medical students are now helping out in the most overwhelmed units.

      Statistics about the number of intensive care beds in the country are often cited as proof of Germany’s superior preparedness to handle this crisis. However, German officials report disparate figures. The German Association of Hospitals says there are 40,000 beds, which is about 49 for every 100,000 of Germany’s 82 million inhabitants. The Registrar for Intensive Care Beds says there are 24,000, which is only about 29 for every 100,000 people.

      As for advanced planning, Germany’s lockdown and social distancing regulations were put in place more than a week after fellow EU members France, Austria, and Spain had imposed similar policies. Despite what was happening in Italy in early March, Germany was actually much slower to react than its neighbors.

      However, behind Germany’s as-yet low mortality rate is a confluence of many other factors. These include the country’s federal system of government, which means there are hundreds of health officials overseeing the pandemic response across the 16 states, rather than one centralized response from the country’s national Health Ministry.”




    • StewGreen says:

      If Eastern Bloc oldies are resistant to Covid that might explain some of the low numbers

      BTW There is a clip of the head of the RKI warning that Germany could be undercounting
      .. however the clip is from early on ..March 7th


      • The Mouse says:


        Could also add density of population (Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, England) and also large populated Cities. London has a larger population than the 5 largest German Cities combined. Besides the reasons you listed Eastern block are not so over-populated as those I have mentioned, and yet they still arrive.

        Incidentally, it seems to me that the virus got a very good start in the European Latin countries that like to kiss cheeks when greeting – both mouths and noses pass within 2 inches of each other (not 2 meters) and those greeting are usually exchanging niceties at the point of closest contact. (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium). Something the ‘journalist’s’ might have considered ?


        • Up2snuff says:

          I have a suspicion that Latinate types may not do well with Covid-19. I wanted to check the numbers for Romania this morning but the BBC have messed with the stats again and the world chart doesn’t appear. Will have to go elsewhere.

          I seem to recall that Germany is a mixed Latinate and Teutonic population. Kissing apart maybe it is something in the blood? If we could have the numbers for Chicago say, both cases & deaths per day, helpfully split between White non-Latin, Hispanic & AfricanAmerican it might provide an important clue.

          However, the NewYork new cases (large Hispanic & Italian populations, both Latinate) appear to be running at a constant 1000 per day, nowhere near as high as Mario Cuomo was claiming a couple of weeks back.


  37. Socialist Dungheap says:

    No mention on the BBC of the planned attack by Islam ‘extremists’ on Coptic churches during Easter in Egypt. Two things prevented the massacre: the churches were empty due to lockdown and it was foiled by the authorities when they (the extremists) changed the plan to attack Christians on the streets.

    Christianity and any religion other than Islam has been under attack since the 7th century. When will the powers that be wake up! Charles Martel and King John III Sobieski must be turning in their graves!


  38. yohodi says:

    HardTalk; Stephen Sackur V Zoltan Kovacs…well worth the popcorn..
    But in my opinion an even better interview was with Nawal al Saadawi, unavailable on the BrusselsBC (see above) Youtube..most enlightening


  39. Fedup2 says:

    I was thinking of running up a thread for BBC bias by omission – concentrating on the less obvious stuff – apart from Pakistani Muslim paedophile racist rape gangs-
    But then threads tend to merge – any way here’s a few…

    Paris riots
    Labour Party members wanting PM dead
    Dancing NHS employees
    Good supplies of PPE
    Thuggish plod
    NHS fraud
    Unrestricted flights
    Any Criticism of the Holy NHS
    Any criticism of the EU

    Please feel free to add – there are a lot …


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Fed – little boats coming uncounted and unchallenged (?) across the High Pressure mill pond…
      If unchallenged, Dunkirk may pale to insignificance over time.
      Beeb ain’t telling.


    • Northern Dreamer says:

      Some more omissions……

      Celebrating leaving the EU with Nigel
      Any criticism of WHO
      Any criticism of China
      Poll ratings for Boris
      British armed forces bale out crap NHS logistic managers
      They were not in Grenfell Tower after all, BAME proportionally more likely to falsely claim compensation-‘we need an inquiry’ opposition leader doesn’t say
      UK carries out almost 560,000 coronavirus tests, 10th highest out of over 200 countries


  40. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 and only

    I listened to the last three or four minutes of the programme just to get the ‘pips’ for a time check. Caught a bit of gravel from Sarah with some contributor virtue signalling (the BBC don’t ‘do’ advertising y’know) using other peoples’ money, a.k.a. Crowdfunding.

    Then it was JustRemainIn with an out of work Shakespearian actor getting a bit of free advertising (the BBC don’t ‘do’ advertising y’know) for a virtual (and no doubt, virtuous) type Bard’s Birthday thingy at Stratford.

    He recited the ‘Sceptred Isle’ speech from Richard II.

    Then with JustRemainIn’s help there was a hint, an implication, of a double sneer, one at ‘present day Britain’ and the other at Brexit. Mark Mardell would have approved.

    Gave me the pip, all right.

    I switched off.


  41. Dystopian says:

    Note to parents; please monitor what your children are watching…

    Also promoting this sick witch…



    • Ian Rushlow says:

      I’m sorry, is this one of those videos of dancing NHS nurses that people have been complaining about? It’s just that some of the characters seem to be dressed up in some sort of PPE.


  42. Doobster78 says:

    Pressure ?? Really ?? Seems anyone can “mention” anything and suddenly the Government are under “pressure” ! !!!

    Good old BBC . No opportunity missed to have a go


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Talking pictures

    Reilly ace of spies
    Rumpole (Bit lefty )
    Danger UXB

    Happier – better quality TV …..

    Vietnam – on PBS – all free – and not the BBC – and better ….


  44. StewGreen says:

    11:30am R4 Brenda Birungi AKA The Unchained Poet
    is talking about her experience of prison
    The blurb says
    “In 2008, 20 year-old Brenda Birungi got into a fight in a nightclub to *PROTECT* her sister. With no previous convictions, Brenda ended up serving 11 months in prison”

    Doesn’t that mean she’d been given a 2.5 year sentence
    Doesn’t that mean that someone was really hurt
    and the court didn’t consider it self defence.
    We know sometimes the courts do jail unfairly.


    • Van Helsing says:


      It looks pretty clear-cut to me.

      A first offender getting a 2.5 year sentence indicates that someone was quite seriously injured by her.

      Moreover (and as you rightly imply), the doctrine of self-defence permits someone to go to the defence of another person. If that was advanced as a defence then the jury (I expect that this was a jury trial) rejected it.

      I’d love to know the whole circumstances but, alas, I can’t find any contemporary reports on the net.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Thanks for the offer, Jess, I’ll pass again. I think I need to urgently wash a window sill or two.


  45. StewGreen says:

    Vince Cable loves Lenin


  46. The WestWyvern says:

    Did anybody pick up on the latest health advice issued by the MSM this morning.

    We should all consider vitamin D supplement. Why?

    To help fight the Chinese corona virus? Nope. It’s because we are all inside now and not seeing enough sunshine. Therefore problems associated with lack of Vit D are emerging.

    So what happens, my neighbour returns from shopping.

    There’s been a run on Vit D today.

    Now for some this has implications, I understand it’s a good thing for people with MS to take a regular amount of the stuff.

    Ah well, the good old UK media. You couldn’t make them up.


    • The Sage says:

      Only confirms what I have been saying here and elsewhere. Getting out in the sunshine good, stuck in-doors bad.
      The lockdown is only matters worse.
      By the way, half of all CV-19 deaths in Europe are in care homes says the WHO.


    • Socialist Dungheap says:


      Don’t be skeptic just yet. It’s a good idea for you check out the efficacy of vitamin D. We whites living in the Northern latitudes ( anywhere above 35 degrees north) have since we migrated this far North got white skin in response to the need for our white skin to make vitamin D which the main source of that vitamin as we don’t get enough from our diet. Rickets is one the detrimental effects due to not getting enough vitamin D.


    • Up2snuff says:

      TW2, the upside?

      Plenty of tinned tomatoes with vitamin C inside at the supermarket this morning.


    • JamesArthur says:

      There has been an issue with Vit D deficiency for years – just nobody talked about it.. I was told about 6 years ago by a Neurologist and have seen it in my patients much more frequently over last few years.

      Go buy yours now before the pandemic shoppers get it all 🙂


  47. Non Snowflake says:

    I won’t be watching (or clapping) but apparently there’s a Dr Who special or something on the bBBC tonight.

    Modern Dr Who represents all that is unacceptable about the channel. It started to go downhill with the histrionics of David Tenant, then went into soppy emo-mode with Matt Smith.

    And now…….jesus wept. To comply with their PC woke agenda we have a female in the role. And BAME’s and wokeness galore in the supporting cast. Not to mention of course the left-wing agenda-infested nature of the episodes themselves in the last year or two.

    I’m wondering if there will be a one-off special called “Dr Who and the Chinese Virus” in which our hero(ine) has to save K9 from being skinned and boiled alive in one of Beijing’s more upmarket restaurants, inadvertently releasing a woke version of the Anne Dromeda strain.

    Special guest star Lenny Henry as Davros.


  48. StewGreen says:

    “I think @piersmorgan @susannareid100
    are spot on that we should bring in former prime ministers from all parties to help in this fight against the virus

    … We do need them as guinea pigs to test the Covid19 vaccines & treatments on”


  49. StewGreen says:

    One Ramadan story for today
    Muslim doctor #1