Start the Week Thread 22 June 2020

The failing biased BBC continues to lose licence fees as more people realise that it is now an organisation without ‘diversity of opinion ‘ or even thought – just Far Left propaganda aimed at dividing the country . A long struggle to kill it .

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  1. Deborah says:

    The BBC receives several billion pounds of our money each year (we are getting closer to stopping our contribution) but pay lots of people very large salaries, and I am not even counting Gary Linneaker.

    At the beginning of lockdown surely some of them could have had a zoom meeting and considered changing the schedule to help uplift the spirits. They could have repeated some of the old comedies, cookery programmes (Delia’s cooking for one?) even travel programmes (the handsome Italian with the grey hair?). See, I managed a few suggestions in a few seconds. But the BBC just carried on with the same old dross that they had already planned. These highly paid ‘executives ‘ couldn’t even be bothered to consider the audience and their world had changed.


  2. Deborah says:

    Countryfile this evening had a photographer going to some islands to film puffins. I am not knowledgeable about photography but the film seemed fine. But Hamza’s script sounded as if it was written by someone in primary school, just boring. The BBC will do everything to lever BAMEs into every programme.


    • StewGreen says:

      Backlinks to previous thread
      page 5 started Sunday 2pm
      page 4 started Sunday 6am … page 3

      The security systems logs you out at random times
      Don’t panic you haven’t lost your post
      Just click login at the top of the page
      Then once logged in click back in your browser until back on the page ..and your post will still be ready to send.


      • StewGreen says:

        Correction : at the error page there is no login button
        you have to start typing
        into your browser address bar


    • tarien says:

      The programmes currently being shoved out at us from the BBC, and Sky are in the main repeats, repeats and more repeats- Now showing repeats of some progs is pleasant to see, but certain of them, are repeated one after the other and sometimes week after week-I am sick to death of seeing more of that Belgian detective, that chap and his family who live near Peckam, some woman who lives in a place called Cabot Cove, another detective Sherlock something or other, and Hospital scenarios- I shall explode! Think the exploration of Africa has been well and truly exhausted us as well as they the Africans-Winter Watch, Spring Watch, Summer Watch, and other watching styled progs-how the world see us, how we see the world? Deliberate message styled progs, mostly enough to make one run away, but where to? That is the problem. Bring back the potters wheel. That’s better I have had a good gripe, now I can tackle those awful repeats.


    • Daphne says:

      I am a nature lover and so though it pains me somewhat I do watch Springwatch when it is on, not least because of Chris Packham’s encyclopaedic scientific knowledge ( I don’t agree with some of his politics though). The latest presenter Gillian Burke is interesting to watch – often stumbles over her lines despite being over-reliant on the card she is always holding. I did wonder if she had offended somebody at the BBC in the latest series as at one point she was charged with building a dam with branches and mud in a river to demonstrate how beavers did this and looked extremely uncomfortable and resentful throughout, later in the week she was given the unenviable task of digging about in a big pile of animal dung to see what life forms were dwelling within…


  3. BRISSLES says:

    Lets make it 2 females at the top Deborah !!!!


    • Doublethinker says:

      Oh no. I thought that this was a patriarchy bashing free zone! Now we poor chaps are being pushed aside on Biased BBCSM as well as everywhere else. Is there nowhere for aging white blokes to seek refuge?


  4. JimS says:

    Listening to this week’s Radio 4 Feedback tonight there was the predictable bleating about ‘offensive’ comedy on Radio 4 Extra.

    Should this old material be edited or torched etc. in line with ‘modern values’?

    It occurs to me that many find current material ‘offensive’ so would it be reasonable to have, “And now, The News Quiz ! Warning, this programme contains boringly predicatable monologues relating to President Trump, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Brexit. No clapping seals were further harmed during the making of this programme as they heard it all last week.”

    P.S. BLM is clearly intended to make all ‘blacks’ hate all ‘whites’ and vice versa. But what on earth is the purpose of Annika Stranded, the most boring incompetent police officer in the world, to make us hate Scandinavians?


    • Up2snuff says:

      JimS, two weeks ago tomorrow, The Goon Show repeat on R4 Extra was prefaced by Neil Sleet (I think) stating that “This show was made 60 years ago and reflects some of the attitudes and language prevalent then.” The episode in question was ‘Shangri-La Again’.

      The following week (last Tuesday), there was no preface announcement. Yet that episode of The Goon Show – The Pevensey Bay Disaster – came from a similar period.

      I listened to both. The first contained a reference to (something like) ‘old bags of dust on sticks’ as Seagoon described Minnie Batchelor and Henry Crun coming toward him as Bhuddist monks. There was another reference to the Dalai Lama and he was impersonated. Apart from that I was puzzled why anyone should take offence, requiring that apologetic preface from the announcer.

      Then, of course, last week we had two reminders on the BBC web-site that Bhuddism is the BBC’s second favourite religion after Islam.

      In ‘The Pevensey Bay Disaster’, Grytpype-Thynne makes a couple of derogatory remarks about his French sidekick, Count Moriarty. In addition there was a wonderful gag about the Liberal Party. French listeners and members of the House of Commons who are Liberals could have been extremely offended but there was no prefaced warning or ‘apology’.

      Seagoon, on his way to drive a train to Pevensey Bay, encounters Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty begging in the gutter near Euston Station(!). [Yes, I know …. no need to tell me.] Grytpype explains they are hard up MPs. “But why are you begging in the gutter?” he asks. Grtpype replies suavely “We are Liberals?” “I see.” says Seagoon


      • Up2snuff says:

        I forgot when posting the above – kitchen sink memory has just kicked in – that in ‘The Pevensey Bay Disaster’ there is an even greater potential for offence. Young Neddy Seagoon is called in to meet the Boss of the Railway Company who is played by Peter Sellers in merciless, full-on Delfont/Grade, east London Jewish mode.

        I do have a friend who might now take umbrage at that despite the fact he is very non-observant – has been for decades – but is from an observant Orthodox Jewish background


  5. Fedup2 says:

    The National Probation Service was responsible for controlling the Libyan Islamic terrorist. It’s owned by the Ministry of Injustice . On Thursday the 18th of June it put a document on the Gov.UK website about ;

    ‘ Strengthening probation, building confidence‘

    If it wasn’t so sad it would be funny ……..


    • Fedup2 says:

      A very short piece in the Telegraph by Douglas Murray today – talking about Redrafting history To meet current ‘norms’ points out that the Disney film ‘Aladdin ‘ -with that hugely under talented actor Will Smith – now as a ‘Hazard’ warning about containing stuff no longer currently acceptable – to paraphrase – it was made in 2019 . Yes that’s right 2019 .


      • BRISSLES says:

        “hugely under talented actor Will Smith” …. couldn’t agree more, I’ve never understood how he came to be a highly paid force in the movie industry. He’s not funny either. (but as I’ve aged I don’t find very many people who are side splittingly funny at all)


  6. Dover Sentry says:

    Why don’t the BBC use the word rampage? For that is what it was.

    US Fox News:

    “The stabbing rampage in a British park that left three people dead is now being treated as a terrorist attack…”


    • petebogtrott says:

      The Daily Fail second headline “Khairi Saadallah was arrested – as suspect’s brother says he was ‘defending himself,and described his arrest for terrorism as being ‘racist’.. Well lets deport the whole family as we cannot trust the family. Funny we are only “Racist ” when we stand up for ourselves,some can do what they want,breaking rules,etc.


      • Doublethinker says:

        I assume that some gesture will be made by all those who stand ( or kneel) againstMuslim brutality , both in the UK and abroad. It is impossible to calculate how many have died at the hands of Islamic terrorists but it is probably in the tens of thousands this year alone and of all colours and races. But it is clear that to the likes of BLM , BBC, MSM, all of our politicians , and many influential others , these victims count for nought , they are mere specs of dust, not to be given even a first thought let alone a second one. Compared with the murder of one black man in Minneapolis the deaths of these thousands don’t even register.
        The Reading Three will soon be forgotten by the BBC , glossed over so as not to disturb the splendid community relations which so bless this town. It must also not be mentioned that in many parts of sub Saharan Africa the text of the Koran is being used to justify modern day slavery at this very minute! Not a peep about that from the BBCSM. On the other hand unless white folks atone for the possible crimes of their great great great…………. grandparents there can be no stable society, no peace . The ancient guilt must be purged! But only white people are subjected to this notion, why?
        PS I expect that my forebears were labouring in the fields , or down the mines , or in the mills when much of this slavery was going on and never saw any of the ‘benefits’ that slavery brought to the wealthy. So I feel no guilt firstly, because any sensible person can’t feel guilt for something that they didnt do or profit from and secondly because viewing history with the values of the 21 st century is for fools. Values change with time.


        • G says:

          Your’e in serious need of retraining! Lol

          I hear the Government is negotiating use of the camp in China where the retraining of the Uighurs muslims is taking place…………


        • tarien says:

          Very well put Doublethinker-indeed why should we the indigenous Brit have to apologise for what our ancesters did-you and I did’nt enslave anyone, so we and the rest of us have no answer of apology to make. This slavery issue is being used by evilness to meet their own drastic ends. Our Government have to quickly stamp on this terrible insult to the British people.


      • NCBBC says:

        Why are we importing Muslim racists? Shouldn’t the BBC ask this truism to power? Do we need Jihad murdering spree every year.

        Burma should did dodge a bullet.


  7. Fedup2 says:

    If you are looking for something to cheer you up at the end of a dire weekend ( another one ) – why not try the Guardian which reports that civil servants at £DFID£ ( department for giving away your taxes ) are “devastated, demoralised, angry, anxious“…. and even better – Sarah Champion – the Labour Chair of the parliamentary DFID committee described the abolition of DFID as ‘callous” and “ outrageous “ – so maybe the government is doing something right – as long as the budget it cut a bit – say £13 thousand million to zero …


    • tarien says:

      A paper ‘The Guardian’, whose history was very much connected with the slave trade of the 19th century-it might be in their interests not to make too much of the ‘Black Life Matters’ issue- all lives matter as we all know, however the intervention of a small number of Black terroists in the USA and with a following over in the UK, further supported by unscrupulous politicans seeking a way to offseat President Trump has caused this duplicitous issue-I am inclined to believe that such vengful attacks will back fire if not having done so already. The Black nation of a few thousand years ago and continuing now, were and are the biggest slave traders in the world alongside those who follow the teachings of Islam. Let us hope the Schools will do their homework to ensure they teach our history and world history in respect to slavery correctly.


  8. BRISSLES says:

    The following is an excellent article in the Mail on Sunday, a black girl reporting the other side of the coin which the lefties and BLM clearly hate.

    Sorry, couldn’t copy the link in Chrome, but this is the headline……

    ESTHER KRAKUE: I dared to question the aims of Black Lives Matter – and got the worst racist abuse I’ve ever suffered


    • Darcy3 says:

      I refer the honorable member to my previous post at 6.02 AM


      • BRISSLES says:

        6.02 AM !!! is there such a time ???? 🙂


        • Darcy3 says:

          I am afraid there is and other ungodly hours now our new feline lodger, foisted upon us, (asylum seeker with, I suspect, mental health issues) has discovered the joys of life outside the front door and loudly demands from sunrise to be allowed out to chase the black cat from up the road who invades her garden.

          (who I also strongly suspect is selling catnip on the street corner)

          (diamante collar with no visible mean of support)

          As she is a white cat I am expecting local riots sooner or later although no one cares about the ginger cat she sometimes chases


          • Darcy3 says:

            Black cats matter


            • Doublethinker says:

              As one of the ‘carers’ of a black cat , ‘owner ‘ implies a subordinate relationship which our cat certainly doesn’t recognise, I am taking the knee .


              • Darcy3 says:

                It may all kick off here after another fight this morning, the local shop is boarding up the Dreamies cat biscuit section

                No doubt they will also be looting the Purina Gourmet section and igonoring the Whiskas tins

                and trashing the vets


                • BRISSLES says:

                  Blimey ! there’s clearly another world out there while I’m still snoring my brains out 🙂


            • NCBBC says:

              In the dark?

              Schrodingers cat is the one I have sympathy for.


              • Darcy3 says:

                Well my cat waking me up at 4AM has a greater than 50% chance of being dead some mornings


    • JimS says:


      “My parents taught me the value of hard work, honesty, humility and standing up for the truth. I was taught to judge individuals on the content of their character, and I will never surrender to race baiters who try to bully me into submission. I will never be silent. And neither should you.”


      • JamesArthur says:

        Thanks Jim

        Why isn’t the MSM BBC and ITV interviewing her – she probably represents the vast bulk of black people in this country

        – well except the virtue signalling ‘celebrities’…..I see that F1 racing driver chappie was out protesting…because racism really held him back much so he is trapped in either “a Monte Carlo home, a New York flat or an estate in Colorado” just pops back to the UK to protest..


  9. Darcy3 says:

    Just been for a solstice walk in the woods, I have mentioned previously how many people I have seen suddenly appearing in the countryside over the last few months when they were told they could not go or were limited in how often they could go,

    all gone now and back to usual one or two now people are allowed to go without limits

    funny that

    And BTW Countryfile:

    NEVER any BAMES seen in 10 years

    Except on Countryfile

    funny that


  10. taffman says:

    “The number of workers testing positive for coronavirus at an Anglesey chicken factory has risen to 158.”
    Perhaps the factory should be chlorinated ?


  11. taffman says:

    Yesterday sad deaths ………………..
    \\Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said that the “motivation for this horrific act is far from certain”.//


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Were the victims gay?
      If so has the unwritten peace pact, broken down between the two groups ..


      • Foscari says:

        Eddy- I must admit I thought the same thing. This would be a


      • Nodding Dog says:

        Eddy.It’s looking that way looks like it was also a homophobic hate crime.

        The second victim of the Reading terror attack has been named as an American expat who lost his husband to colon cancer six years ago.

        Joe Ritchie-Bennett, 39, was from the US city of Philadelphia and had been living in the UK for 15 years, working for a Dutch pharmaceutical company based in Reading.

        His late husband Ian, 32, died in December 2014 after a short battle with cancer. A devastated friend said: “I’m happy for them that they’re back together.”


    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      t – Obviously NTDWI.

      Editors note – Nothing To Do With It( had to look it up -Fed)


      • Fedup2 says:

        Last chance – speculation inevitably fills the gaps with a version of the truth doesn’t come out —— the only ‘truth ‘ so far is that the black illegal demonstration had nothing to do with it – just a coincidence – stuff happens – no connection – honest – we’re all in it together – now kneel clap and a minutes ‘silence …


    • Doublethinker says:

      But he always says that unless the colours are the other way round when he is certain of far right white supremacist links.


  12. Darcy3 says:

    Just one of those coincidences that a hate filled antiwhite rally took place just a couple of hours before..

    Move along nothing to see here


  13. AnneG says:

    Having a somewhat wicked sense of humour, just think how the loony lefties would react if a request went in on the line of
    The mosque where the terrorist prayed is impounded,sold along with any assets as compensation to the victims.
    The wailing and gnashing of teeth would be considerable. Tee hee.


  14. Darcy3 says:

    Are they still proposing he had mental health issues ?

    So one could say a couple of minarets short of a mosque


  15. StewGreen says:

    Cancel Culture : Katie Hopkins account on Parler has put up an email from Twitter giving the reasons for her banning
    They cite the June the 16th Tweet

    Context : On May 6th Katie Hopkins changed her Twitter bio to
    “much prettier in person” “smaller than I expected” “hung like a baboon” “face like a Netflix box set in one place”
    That appears her quoting what people say about her
    “hung like a baboon” is strange ..It is a quote from Blackadder which he says instead of “hung like a horse”
    She says it means that people were saying she’s got big balls

    Jun 16th Young black rugby player Ashton Hewitt tweets
    … Katie Hopkins is f*cking toxic

    She picks it up and retweets it with her comical reply
    Am I?
    He better be hung like a baboon… #katiehopkins

    In her thread there is the normal hate posts to her
    and her fans defending her


    @ashton_hewitt · Jun 16 tweeted
    This bitch is crazy – and her fans even more so.

    including a retweet of her reply

    At a later point a couple of people say
    ‘oh there is an agenda he’s a black man and she’s talking about baboons’

    Well you have to do some mental gymnastics to come up with a wacky theory that Hopkins is saying a black man should be taken and hung like a baboon.
    but I do see someone tweeting the MetPolice


    • G says:

      I’m not on Twitter etc. and certainly glad I’m not. I have no desire to commit self flagellation. However, is seems to me that these Social Media Platforms have played an enormous role in the social disasters we as a country, are heading toward, rapidly. Their advent is like giving a pyromaniac an extra can of petrol with the statement: ‘why don’t you try next door as well’.
      All at a time when the country is utterly politically, “Rudderless”


  16. vlad says:

    Key points in the report on Reading, all designed to misdirect and deflect away from the elephant in the room: MUSLIM.

    Mental health…

    No others involved…

    Such attacks are rare…

    A lot of verbiage…

    Difficult to work out what the motivation was…

    Isolated incident…

    Random attack…

    Whether or not this was terrorism…

    Racial, religious, political or ideological…


    • StewGreen says:

      See Katie’s 9 min video
      Twitter ban: Katie on ‘Outsiders’ Sky News Australia

      When Blackadder is chatting up a girl he says
      “What about you? Have you got a man? Some fine fellow in an English country village? A vicar maybe?
      Quiet, gentle, hung like a baboon?”


    • Sluff says:

      Just imagine the anxiety, the pant-wetting going on in the BBC editorial team as the Reading news gradually comes out, and the elation when they determine that a black man murdering a white man can be defined as a mental health problem or all the fault of MI5 for not tracking a suspected terrorist 24/7/365, and not remotely racist in nature.


  17. Sluff says:

    How utterly gut wrenching that the truly disgusting BBC feature footballers ‘taking the knee’ on Match of the Day and show their ridiculous, virtue-signalling, pathetic ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts and yet fail utterly to recognise the murder of a white teacher in Reading.


  18. Peter Sausages says:

    Love to see Trump win the US election and see that stupid smirk taken off Sopels face


    • Dave S says:

      The killings in the US cities just go on and on. Not that the BBc mentions it. 227 more killed already this year in Chicago, Today a 3 year old child. 9 killed so far on Father’s day.
      Total shootings are 56.
      Trump is deliberately letting the cities self distruct. That is all he has to do.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        President Trump has got nothing to do with how Chicago is run. That is down to the Democrat Mayor and the Democrat Governor of Illinois.

        They would both rather see the city die than accept any offer of help from the president.


  19. Nibor says:

    Apologies for for being late , but I’m given to understand that no one can be prosecuted for the theft – or vandalism – of the Colston statue in Bristol because the police and authorities are unsure who owns the statue . ( Can anyone provide guidance here ? ) .

    If so
    1) Who has maintained ( cleaned ) the statue so far ?
    2) Who paid for the maintainence ?
    3) Why did they pay for the maintainence ?
    4) Who owns the plinth / space where the statue was ?
    5) Can the statue be described as treasure trove , belonging to the Crown ?
    6) If the statue was owned by no one , who dredged it from the river , by what authority , and who owns it now and by what authority ?
    7) What is the fate of similar statues ?

    I am sympathetic to the feelings of Bristol people . Why lionise a man who had a dubious past even if he was virtuous later on , like George Floyd ?


  20. Tabs says:

    BBC News channel at 12 midnight pushing the narrative that the Reading terrorist had mental problems. This was mentioned 5 times in 2 minutes.

    Then an interview with some toothless bloke who said he smoked Marijuana with the terrorist and “[the terrorist] was just a regular normal guy”.

    I can’t see what all this fuss is about. The BBC have made it clear to me this was a non event and hopefully we can all just forget about it.


  21. Nibor says:

    Just to add my post above

    If nobody owns a statue and no one can be prosecuted for the criminal damage to the statues then the first person to get the statues , tear them down and sell for scap can make a nice earner .
    Britain c21 .


    • JimS says:

      Regardless of who owns the statue, dumping it into the harbour constitutes fly tipping, a crime that Bristol council say they will prosecute if they have evidence.

      Apparently fines can be up to £50,000 and imprisionment up to five years, so a bit more serious than weeing on a wall.

      Please report it here.


  22. Bulldog says:

    Try deporting asylum seekers after they have been jailed for offences even if they are serious ones. They immediately claim legal aid and the human rights lawyers queue up to defend them saying that their country of origin would persecute them if they were returned.

    It took 8 years to rid ourselves of an individual the beeb quaintly described as radical cleric (i.e. hate preacher) Abu Qatada and the U.K. had to sign a “non torture” Treaty with Jordan who wanted Qatada to face charges on planning a Millennium bombing in that country that was intended to target American and Israeli tourists.

    Richard Reid, the failed “shoe bomber” was one of his disciples. This whole deportation process cost U.K. taxpayers £1.7m. Let’s hope that from 1/1/21 the U.K. will no longer be legally bound to adhere to the edicts of the European Commission on Human Rights (ECHR).


    • theisland says:

      Our Human Rights Act 1998 incorporates the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic British law. My view is that this law should be repealed and a new UK Bill of Rights passed which distances us from the horrors of the European Court of Human Rights (we would still be signed up to the Convention – which is nothing to do with the EU). The EU has demanded that any trade deal with the UK be contingent on the UK making a commitment in the new trade treaty to abide by the ECHR – even though the EU itself is not a member. Fortunately we are refusing to do this (afaik), so lawyer MPs like Cherry are on the warpath because they see the European Court of Human Rights as their bread and butter and of course a way to stop the deportation of undesirables (Labour and SNP voters).
      Let us hope that this government has the guts to do what Cherry ‘fears’.


      • Fedup2 says:

        The idea that a trade deal should be linked to such a convention just begs for not deal ‘ . What are we going to do about a trade deal with the USA – demand they abandon the death penalty or the 2nd amendment because the current UK government doesn’t like it ?

        I suspect the EU is just using the ECHR thing as a very weak bar a bargaining chip . I can’t see the krafts agreeing to have cars on huge import tariffs all because of the ECHR – which was never meant for the UK anyway because of Common Law ….


      • Van Helsing says:


        I hope my memory isn’t doing the late Professor David Maxwell Walker, QC, a disservice by recalling that he referred to the ECHR as “A Charter for crooks and cranks.”

        Either way, it’s a view with which I wholeheartedly concur.


    • G says:

      Sorry, its not that way. The ECHR, the genesis of all the nonsense, just happens to be based in Europe. That’s the only connection to the EU.


      • Van Helsing says:


        Indeed. it’s a separate entity from the EU, although it too was conceived in the 1950s and is hideously unfit for purpose in the modern era.

        The UK was one of the prime movers in the ECHR but didn’t sign up to it until that smarmy creep Blair got his carcass in Number 10.


  23. StewGreen says:

    Dominic Frisby song
    ‘You think there is another side to this, you’re literally Hitler’


    • Fedup2 says:

      He sure has talent

      She said “‘If you’re using weatherspoons you’re funding hate “ and I said “but at £3.50 a pint I’m not funding that much hate “ ….


  24. ScottishCalvin says:

    Little bit late thanks to fathers day refreshments

    Good to see the world getting back to “normal” though with peaceful practitioners practicing their peaceful religion in Reading and other folks claiming that CO2 is worse than Covid ever was


    • Fedup2 says:

      Scottish – I’m guessing Mr Gould saw the NHS as his way to the sought after peerage – when /if the Chinese virus fiasco ends there ll be gongs a plenty – but it someone comes up with a working vaccine they might deserve it …. and there’s never a shortage of the PPE ( politics philosophy economics ) wallahs is there ?


      • Guest Who says:

        I thought it stood for ‘Politics, Politics, Ermine’.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Guest – PPE sounds like one of those vacuous subjects which is only useful for ‘networking ‘( hate that term) and getting an easy 2;1 by watching BBC politics programmes to learn propaganda techniques …..
          As has seen over the past weekend they are getting pretty stale – apart from the new dangerous one of
          ‘Not putting footage on the Twitter “

          I’d put money on the absence of such ‘advice ‘ the next time something happens where a favoured group is a victim …..

          I’m guessing the good to’ lefties have been absent from the tv couches ….


  25. taffman says:

    Bristol – Police are issuing images of the people they are looking for that caused criminal damage to the Colston statue .
    If, and that’s a big if, they find them and prosecute the perps. What will they get ? A couple of weeks “Community Service” ?


    • G.W.F. says:

      They will get a chance to spout their opinions in court for the benefit of the media


  26. JimS says:

    Jane Kelly at Conservative Woman reminds us that our uppity ‘blacks’ don’t like being written out of history.

    What the BBC recently termed ‘the protest community’ is furious at being bleached out of British history. Historian David Olusoga recently wrote in the Guardian that Africans have been living in Britain since the Roman Empire. This blanking out continues today according to Afua Hirsch, who made herself famous three years ago by demanding that Nelson be pulled off his column. She’s just written a book called On Race, Identity and Belonging on ‘why British history is so white-centred’.

    She makes the good point that they are missing from satire, crime posters and she could have said, news reporting too.

    The BBC really should inform itself about this ‘crime’ against ‘black lives’ and be ‘more diverse’ in its output.


    • popeye says:

      For once I agree with her. Disgracefully, the BBC discontinued “Crimewatch” for racist reasons, depriving many a BAME from appearing on our screens.


      • G says:

        Literally, just after I informed the BBC that I used their, Crimewatch “mugshot” lineups to roughly equate who carries out the crime (as a statistical measure), the programme mysteriously left our screens…….
        Naturally, since then, I’ve partly de-funded the BBC by terminating my licence fee payments.


    • BRISSLES says:

      I wonder if Hirsch was so vocal about the national Norwegian tv news when she lived there. God I bet they were glad to get rid of her.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Do you think that they are confusing British native miners just coming back from the coal face with black people?


  27. Guest Who says:

    Amol’s out and about. A lot.

    Interesting what he RTs.

    ‘A world of white noise’?

    This is what you get if you employ editors with focuses to the point of derangement. Think Sopel. Think Bowen.

    Still he does cover politics too, if with a twist that is very BBC.

    Like Gav’s Dateline London, only without the ruthless professional commitment to impartiality.



    • Guest Who says:


      Maybe he was trying to stay loyal to the Indy, the other high ABC title favoured by the BBC.


      • Guest Who says:

        The presumption to this is… very special.

        BBC Radio Four

        How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic. Leading thinkers from across the globe give us their route maps to a better tomorrow.


        Possibly explaining the #CCBGB ratio.


      • tarien says:

        The Guradian has a close association with Slavery through its original owners. This newspaper should now be careful as to how it treads its way forward.


  28. Guest Who says:

    BBC ‘News’ goes meme.


    • Sluff says:

      This is a disgusting racist image preventing as it does BAME people from gaining the virtue of being seen to be using sustainable green transport.

      The fact that, as usual with cycling virtue-signalling, it is also of absolutely no relevance whatever to the millions of young families trying to do the shopping on a cold wet windy Autumn Saturday is neither here nor there.


  29. king crimson says:

    Saw an interesting expression on a German site, describing the participants in the (largely) peaceful riots in Stuttgart as…MIGRANTIFA


  30. Guest Who says:

    Mayor Pete could always sport a tutu.

    A point was raised over lunch yesterday to which I had no reply: how do European languages like French or German handle presumptions of gender with inanimate objects?

    What if the BBC Gay Paree Ed wants sit at a male table?


  31. Guest Who says:



  32. Guest Who says:

    What has BBC peace and harmony fave Owen come out with now?

    Next… Nadiya shows Champion Ash how to make lollipops of colour in the shape of a fist on ‘Snog, STD, Avoid’.


  33. Guest Who says:

    BBc Moaning Emole

    Reading attack

    Coronavirus latest

    A minute’s silence will be held later for the three victims of the Reading park attack. Teacher James Furlong, described as a “kind and gentle” man, is the only one to be named publicly so far. Police have said they are treating it as a terrorist incident and are continuing to question the suspect, Khairi Saadallah. BBC home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani says he came to the attention of MI5 in 2019, but no genuine threat or immediate risk was identified. Read more on what we know about the incident and see how the town has reacted.

    MI5 thinks Dom poses no threat?

    Explains a lot.


    • tarien says:

      Your thoughts on what should be done with this individual whose actions represent just how the Muslim’s mind deals with non Muslims.


  34. Halifax says:

    Hats off to the MSM community. Yet again they manage to shift the agenda from a Muslim terror attack in the UK to story’s of incompetence by MI5 and profiles of the victims and interviews with his pupils lighting candles and no doubt pupils from ethnic backgrounds.
    So again this attack had nothing to do with Islam or its followers ….please move on nothing to see here.


  35. LastChanceSaloon says:
    Who could be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential candidate?
    Anthony Zurcher
    North America reporter
    @awzurcheron Twitter
    6 hours ago

    A-Z provides an A-Z of suitable candidates, all ladies.
    Just like the recent Labour Party leadership election candidates.
    The potential VPs are absolutely, super dooper, top notch, with razor sharp minds, just like Rayner and Long-Failey.
    No Pelosi, no Killary.
    Pocahontas is still on the A-Z.
    Michelle, the Ex president’s husband, is listed.
    If he, Michelle, that is, had a son he would have been just like George Floyd.
    One, at least, is tough.
    “Tammy Duckworth, the junior senator from Illinois, has a CV that jumps off the page.
    She lost both her legs when the Army helicopter she was piloting was shot down by insurgents in Iraq.”
    She has since become a mother.

    A-Z ignores the doubly demented Biden issue.
    Biden offers the same nonsense that the increasingly hard left “Democrats” have been peddling for years.
    Biden has dementia, indubitable from recent videos. If you can find them on YouTube.
    Saint Donald looks and acts years younger than the physically frail Biden.
    My forecast, originally made in these hallowed pages a few weeks ago, is still that Biden will “develop” Coronavirus and have to withdraw.

    Sorry GW you must type faster than I do.


    • Guest Who says:

      Blimey, for a second I thought Lurch was on the shor… bla… list.

      Oddly seemed entirely credible, except for the white male thing.

      Is he ‘sound’ orientation-wise?


    • Eddy Booth says:

      If Biden bails just before the election, who takes over ?
      The vice president candidate, or another ?


  36. Guest Who says:

    Also in the BBC ME.

    Are more women dying of Covid-19 in India?

    More men are dying from Covid-19 than women around the world, data shows. In Italy, China and the US, for example, more men have been infected, and a higher proportion of men have died. Sabra Klein, a scientist who studies sex differences in viral infections at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says “being male is as much a risk factor for the coronavirus as being old”. But something puzzling is happening in India.

    Read full analysis >

    Soutik Biswas
    India correspondent, BBC News


    Biswas analysis doubtless informed by wicked Biswassian skills in subjects of pertinence.

    Or BBC narrative structure.

    One of the two.


  37. Guest Who says:

    He is a singularly petty little tool, isn’t he?


  38. Guest Who says:

    To whom might she be referring, one might wonder?


  39. taffman says:

    How many of the staff at Al Beeb will be ‘taking a knee’ for all the British lives lost because of imported terrorism? How many more lives will be lost as our Home Office fails to secure our borders and deport hostile aliens? The nation is in need of a Home Secretary.


    • Scroblene says:

      Unfortunately, more like ‘taking the p***’, Taff!

      When the Covid stuff has died down, I reckon a count-down monitor to the day when the awful, fake BBC is shut down would be an idea, might give us all hope!

      Unfortunately, the government needs some sort of public notification organisation at present, (places like Sky are presumed useless), but a tv might be the only way to tell older, normal people that it’s safe to go outside soon.


      • taffman says:

        It should not be to difficult for the Home Office to set up a radio/tv channel to broadcast 24 hour news that could replace Al Beeb.


  40. Celtic_Mist says:

    BBC trending on Twitter

    The Guardian article is a perhaps a tiny bit selective?

    According to ‘Leeds Live’, “Ian Hargreaves was jailed for 18 months after threatening to kill two BBC presenters and complaining about the broadcaster’s description of Lewis Hamilton as English.



    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Mist – If you want arrogance, watch Myrie and Rajan on the latter’s Media Show last week, or was it the week before. TOP NOTCH, breathtaking, Arrogance.
      George Osborne is now talking on Amol’s programme on R4, on a brave New World. He seems to want a big role for China.
      No sign of the ‘ordinary people’ yet, Amol promised us, other than one from Nigeria, to kick off. A worker from England’s shop floor? FORGET IT!


    • Sluff says:

      It’s the -ism and -ist thing again.

      Any criticism or any comment about a person who happens to be BAME automatically gets marked up as Racism now.

      It’s one of the consequences of the LeftMobBBC fawning all over BLM.

      And, dreadfully, any racism enquiry will now swallow hook line and sinker any number of ‘racist’ accusations. It’s such a neat catch-all to mask any number of otherwise legitimate issues.

      White people have no such -ist or -ism on which to fall back.

      Quite likely some of the comments about Myrie are not because he’s black but because he’s crap at what he does.


    • tarien says:

      Until Capital Punishment is brought back, we the public tax payers will have to support these disgusting individuals-Prison is being examined as to its effect as a deterent-it plainly is not. Rightly or wronlgy I belive that Capital Punishment would serve as a deterent against most foul crimes, such as shown above by Celtic_Mist. Modern forensics are so far ahead today that no one would be executed if not guilty. But just take the murder of Young Lee Rigby who was killed by such a foul individual and the evidence was deliberately shown on TV. That individual should have had his life cut off-it was not right that he should be able to live in comparative comfort, leaving a devastated wife and family behind to know that Lee’s killer was still living. Our main broadcaster BBC would sadly never support CP even in the light of such eveilness.


      • Charlie Farley says:

        Young Emily Jones 7 years old murdered recently by a Muslim woman throat cut and typical BBC and MSM hardly a mention . Emily’s family must be distraught with grief , if the killing was the other way around and the same as in Reading there would be mass riots and looting of a peaceful nature .
        As you say Capital Punishment for these Scum


  41. Doobster78 says:

    Lewis Hamilton – Worth over £100 million
    Anthony Joshua – Worth over £50 million
    Sormzy – Worth over £25 million
    Gary Lineker – Annual salary from taxpayer £1.7 million
    Emily Maitliss – Annual salary from tax payer £250,000 + per year
    Mishal Husain – Annual salary from tax payer £250,000 + per year
    Lilly Allen – Worth over £2.5 million
    David lammy expenses claim 2010 to 2018 totalling over £1.3 million

    Now, you see how easy it is to “Virtue Signal” for these people. Millions up on millions in the bank. Most likely live in areas that will be unaffected by the invasion of third worlders.

    But, they just love to tell US how to behave and what to think.

    And just how exactly has being black held you back Lewis, Stormzy, Joshua ????? Please, enlighten us ?


  42. Celtic_Mist says:

    The joke is on the BBC –

    “Ahead of President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his 2020 re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted about the event. “Just passed 800,000 tickets,” he wrote. “Biggest data haul and rally signup of all time by 10x. Saturday is going to be amazing!”

    Parscale’s numbers for the rally—originally scheduled for Juneteenth and still set to occur just miles from the site of one of American history’s deadliest acts of racial violence—have come in for criticism after only 6,200 people actually turned up, with sign-up numbers supposedly inflated by pranking teens and K-pop fans. But even on the surface, his claim was confusing: the venue holds only 19,000 people. So what was the campaign doing signing up so many people for tickets?

    The clue lies in Parscale’s use of the phrase “data haul.”

    “This is part of a campaign strategy for reaching the 40 to 50 million citizens expected to vote for Trump’s reelection: to put it bluntly, the campaign says it intends to collect every single one of these voters’ cell-phone numbers. This strategy means the app also makes extensive permission requests, asking for access to location data, phone identity, and control over the handset’s Bluetooth function.


  43. Jeff says:

    I’m not making any excuses for this vile specimen that killed three of our people at the weekend, but perhaps our media and some politicians bear some responsibility.
    Our feeble response to the halfwits of BLM has been lacklustre and pathetic.
    The media, our politicians, even our bloody police have been encouraging the belief that this is a foul country that has to apologise for…well, about everything.

    This scumbag clearly didn’t like us anyway, had a violent history, shouldn’t have been in our country, so was a timebomb waiting for someone to set him ticking.

    I think the BBC, Sky, The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Kier Starmer et al should take a really close look at themselves. They won’t like what they see.

    Police kneeling. The leader of the opposition doing the same! It’s the most repellent act of subjugation known to man. Starmer really makes my flesh crawl.

    So, within our midst, some Muzzie, who loathes us anyway, seeing weeks of self flagellation and grovelling and the only politician who meekly said he wouldn’t “take the knee” vilified and pathetically backtracking. To be frank, there’s an awful lot to despise in these people!

    We have a cowardly Vichy leader of the opposition and a creepy and Quisling media.
    And top of that treacherous list…
    The BBC.


    • Doublethinker says:

      It is a well known character trait that mercy, forgiveness , turning the other cheek are all regarded in the Middle East and elsewhere outside Christian cultures not as signs of virtue but of weakness. I’m sure that the millions of third worlders who have arrived in the past forty years see what we regard as Christian culture as weak and in turn regard it it and us with contempt. I’m afraid our tolerance will be the death of us.


  44. fakenewswatcher says:

    R4 starts ‘Rethink the edge of change’: by Amol Rajan.
    Populism seemed to be sweeping the world.
    But then came the Coronovaris.
    ‘This is a global moment’.
    Extraordinary change coming.
    He wants to hear from us.
    From us! The rabble. The peasants!
    The first person comes in from NIGERIA.
    Then comes an activist and dtudent from [email protected]: we need realchange. Climate crisis. Leaders not taking seriously.
    Tony thinks ‘renewable energy is wow!
    Democracy’s biggest challenge is can you harness the technology revolution? Or will leaders allow two tribes of people on social media to undermine progress?
    Tony thinks people are still free to decide.
    Amol has guests from 7 continents.
    The first is a muslim Democrat.
    UN High Commissioner for Yooman Rights.
    Australian former Premier, Kevin Rudd.
    He does have someone from the Orban government.
    And he has George Osborne.

    Dr Kovacs in Budapest says the Hungarian health system looks forward to all the lessons everywhere.
    Rudd opens up: the issue is INEQUALITY!
    And that now is the generation for EQUALITY. But will the older generation become ISOLATIONIST? Amol thinks Pres Trump is retreating.


  45. digg says:

    Huge riots in Germany, headlined in the Express.

    BBC, Guardian, Independent?

    Nope! Nothing to see here.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      The silence from the BBC and its stablemates tells you all you need to know. If this had been predominantly indigenous Germans, they’d have headlines such as “Far Right fuel violent protests”, “Neo-Nazis return to Germany”, “Trump in USA, Brexit in Britain. But what is fuelling the hatred in Angela Merkel’s perfect Germany?” etc.
      The Daily Express does mention that 1/2 of those arrested were ‘Germans’, but cynics might wonder whether this is analogous to ‘Reading Man’ back home.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      digg – I tried to report yesterday from Stuttgart. Keep everyone here updated.
      Or was it from the Berlin ‘party scene’ you wanted to hear?
      The ‘party scenes’ in Germany are now the driving forces for chaos, as they “get out of hand” – so really just nice people, the looters, who attack the police.


  46. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    This UK school has taken a different approach to teaching black history, educating students on the subject all year round, rather than just during Black History Month.




  47. Guest Who says:

    Matt has a stiffy.


    • gb123 says:

      So, a few days in summer are going to be ‘largely’ warm.
      We will be told it is the hottest eva since records began.

      Whenever I see media articles like this I think of the insurance ad where the response was along the lines of “What? Since last Tuesday?”


  48. StewGreen says:

    Amol’s R4 prog opens
    – 10 mins of Tony Blair

    Amol introduces panel #1

    .. Starts debate
    Amol asks Ex-Australian PM Kevin Rudd to open
    then to Michelle B in Geneva

    ..Finally to righty Orban’s assistant in Hungary George Osbourne

    Muslim Girl says “Met Corona , totally unprepared
    .. similar in UK welfare budgets have been gutted”
    .. complete rubbish.

    Somehow changed subject to Global Warming
    Orban’s guy says they have policy
    ..silent cheer from libmob
    ‘our main focus is clean energy, nuclear with a bit of solar

    Amol moves to diss Brazil’s Bolsonaro
    Amol says “have China & US been at war”


  49. Guest Who says:

    BBC Get Them Young seems quite singular in focus currently.


  50. fakenewswatcher says:

    Amol is still at it on R4.
    Obviously Beeb has promoted him to handle a whole lot of programmes on R4, to bring us his unique take on reality.
    Oh dear.
    A new ‘Social Contract’ is what he is currently on about.
    Does he know Rousseau’s “Social Contract, and discourses”.
    Rousseau was the man who started up all the many BAD things currently happening, going back a few hundred years. Especially the EQUALITY obsession, and his followers are talking about OUTCOME, NOT OPPORTUNITY of equality. Malcolm Muggeridge, in his book on Jesus, called Rousseau ‘congenitally deceitful’.
    But then, this is the beeb.
    Also congenitally deceitful.
    Currently we have someone who wants to defund the police.
    Osborne is saying we need to say ‘we have come together from across the World to fight the virus’ -our FINEST HOUR?
    NO NO NO. The lady from the US is saying how black people have been hit, and people of colour. Anything but our finest hour , Mr Osborne.
    Osborne says in previous century many more people would have died. We have been able to turn on the spending taps to save people all over.
    Hermione thinks global leadership has failed the ‘very vulnerable’, especially bad role for the police. INEQUALITY!


    • Up2snuff says:

      fake, I remember ‘the Social Contract’ that morphed into ‘the Social Compact’ in the last days of Harold Wilson as PM and through Jim Callahan’s time in No.10.

      That went well. 🙁