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. StewGreen says:

    Muslim Girl
    “in UK the ONS has said that black people are 4 times more likely to die from Covid”
    That’s not true
    .. There is maybe something like once they are in hospital black people survive 4 times less

    but overall the risk is not much more.

    Michelle B
    “women, 7 of the 12 leading Covid success nations have been led by women”
    ..looks like #EverydaySexism

    & Covid isn’t over

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    • G says:

      All this, “….reduce to 1 metre” et al. stuff is designed to ‘winkle’ out the next tranche of fatalities.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Why is the rule 2m ?
        cos then stupid people stand a chance of keeping to 1m

        When it changes to 1m they will be even closer to you.

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      • JimS says:

        It was never universal, Australia had 1.5 metres and France was 1 metre.

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        • StewGreen says:

          She said black people and she was quoting the Guardian.

          But as I said she made out it was a general rule, but no it apples to a particular type of hospital scenario.
          ie it did happen in reality, but rather MODELLED what they thought would happen if black people were as old as white people.

          It was early data ” 2 March to 10 April”
          and published May 7th

          I suspect that Spiegelhalter would say it’s rubbish.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Just a minor correction re your post at 9.55 a.m., Stew, in case Piku or maxi or Wild Woman is watching, it is brown people who are more likely to die in hospital from Covid-19; specifically Bangladheshis and, more specifically, Bangladheshi males.

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      • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

        You rang?

        Any genetic predisposition is not going to be defined by topological nomenclature, is it?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Would the worst combo to be male , over 70. Asthmatic , bangla. And Obese …. it will be interesting – if the virus characteristics stay the same – whether once the analysis of deaths is fully analysed that remains the same- although troubled by cowboy doctors signing off death certificates without accuracy …
        I go back to that ethnic impact survey where they left the recommendations off – in my opinion for political / cultural reasons as opposed to medical ones . Labour have pressed for the recommendations a bit …..

        …. but to impose / suggest stronger longer lock downs on the basis of race gets a bit ….. sensitive ? – particularly if the visible ethnic complexion of the NHS is 40 %?

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    • Sluff says:

      Stew
      i stand to be corrected but managed to dig out some stats which didnt fit the narrative so have had no exposure.
      But…..I think there is a disproportionate excess of BAME admissions to hospital for cv19.
      Once they are in hospital their chances of survival per capita are the same as for white people. Their apparent death rate appears higher because their admissions are higher. The BBC love to mention the death rate but never mention the admission rate. No prizes for guessing why.
      So the inference for instance that BAME suffer through e.g racist attitudes denying them good treatment is shown to be rubbish. Once in the system they get the same treatment and outcomes as others do.

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  2. StewGreen says:

    R4 Tweet about the pope on R4TODAY

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  3. StewGreen says:

    10am Local news
    – Reading ..a minutes silence, 2 victims named, one from Philadelphia

    – “???fears?? over Report on Windrush scandal
    warning same could happen again
    71 years ago today people from Afro- Caribbean started to come here to help rebuild UK after war 1949
    .. but many were wrongfully deported by the Conservative government”

    … played clip of Hull black activist

    That news item seems like it comes from reading a Labour PR item,
    * the dialogue is so often rushed its inaudible.

    …AFAIK the Windrush issue didn’t start under the Tories

    Bulletin also had an item about Hull trains
    a clip of the *usual Hull Labour MP* was played

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    Patrick o flynn – who you might remember doing single handed combat with massed ranks of remainers

    Twitters that since he only watches University Challenge and Gardeners World out of all BBC product – why keep his TV licence ? M

    There is plenty of encouragement to cancel but he has to ‘ consult ‘ the family first ….
    Conscience wins with me – i couldnt fund an organisation which wants to destroy my country – and me ….

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    • JimS says:

      I take it he missed out on the ‘peace garden’ episodes?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Jim
        I’m afraid it’s a bit too smug for my tastes – any of those gardening programmes with perfect soil and no weeds gets me to the ‘off button ‘’…. is jack Hargreaves still about ?

        Has the Greta clones taken it over yet ?

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        • Jeff says:

          If you don’t like those irritating immaculate gardens “with perfect soil and no weeds…” I’ll have to start sending some snaps of my pristine patch into Biased…
          My “garden” makes Steptoe’s yard look like an exhibit from The Chelsea Flower Show.
          Oh, for our younger members, the CFS was one of those numerous pleasurable events we used to enjoy pre-Covid… in the good old days.
          A bit like going for a pint, a haircut, the cinema, a meal, breathing without a mask…

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        • JimS says:

          The rows of implements in the ‘garden shed’ that ‘our Monty’ uses suggests that he has a few helpers!

          The funniest garden programme that I ever saw was made in Scotland. The presenters had gone to visit a man of mature years who had an absolutely verdant garden on a new housing estate.

          How had he achieved this result given that new housing estate gardens are 90% builders’ waste?

          He had a mate who was a farmer and they used his JCB and bogie to dig up the old garden and move it to the new house!

          I bet BBC Scotland lost a researcher that day!

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  5. Stuart the Shrimper says:

    BBC boasting about its latest “tool” when giving out its latest coronavirus data, namely deaths by post code area.
    Seems like the corporation has an infestation of tools, must of which they would do well to keep quiet about.

    Meanwhile in other news, I heard on LBC last night that the R factor is currently 2.88 in Germany, a fact surprisingly that has escaped our bag of tools.

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  6. tarien says:

    Well worth offering this here-some of you may have seen it but for those who have not it is well worth thr read.
    MOANERS BLAME THE GOVERNMENT
    I hear SO many people constantly moaning so here’s my thoughts. And just to be clear I didn’t actually vote for Boris Johnson.
    I feel like if he’d have locked down sooner people would have moaned saying he panicked and caused a longer lockdown than was necessary. Agree
    I feel like if he’d locked down later people would have moaned saying he should have locked down sooner. Agree.
    If he ends the lockdown soon people will moan saying he’s putting people’s lives at risk.
    If he keeps the lockdown going people will moan saying he’s wrecking the economy, the long term results of which will be worse than that of the virus (for example the vast number of lives lost during the Great Depression).
    If he keeps the schools closed people will moan saying children are being denied their right to education and people can’t go back to work until the schools open.
    If he opens the schools people will moan saying it’s not safe for children and teachers to go back.
    They managed to get a furlough scheme going in next to no time – 80% of your wages covered for sitting at home, so that companies didn’t have to get rid of staff. People moan that it’s not enough. Then you get rich companies / people around the world using it as money saving exercises rather than a last resort to making someone redundant.
    People say our lockdown was too draconian and a waste of time and to look at Sweden who didn’t implement a lockdown. Yet people also say our lockdown was too weak and to look at China, who were literally spraying the streets with disinfectant and no-one could leave their houses.
    People demanded an exit plan, so he gives an exit plan. So people moan and say it’s mixed messages and should have been released before the bank holiday.
    He says he’s following scientific advice, people dismiss the scientific advice saying it’s rubbish.
    He says you can now have unlimited exercise as he appreciates how important it is for mental and physical well being, yet people moan saying they can now exercise but can’t see their family.
    He’s encouraged outdoor workers (construction, labouring etc) to go back to work as it’s a lot easier to maintain social distancing outside of an office. People moan saying that’s unfair. He’s encouraged people to not use public transport unless they need to. People moan saying that’s unfair.
    I feel that if he’d quarantined everyone coming into the country people would have moaned saying it was against their basic human rights. Yet now he’s saying all new arrivals will be made to quarantine, the airlines are moaning saying it will destroy their industry.
    I feel that one minute an ‘expert’ is coming out saying the lockdown is a complete waste of time and the next minute another ‘expert’ is coming out saying without a lockdown it would have resulted in five hundred thousand deaths. Prof Ferguson whose track record on virus numbers hopelessly out every time year after year-sack him.
    I feel that people talk about setting up and supplying PPE, Track & Trace and swab tests for millions, like it’s as quick and easy as a stroll down the shops, without appreciating what a logistical nightmare it must actually be.
    I feel that the unions and people will demand a safer environment (and so they should) and refuse to go back to work, but will also moan and cry about taxes going up as a result of the government having had to foot the bill for them being out of work for months.
    I feel that people will happily point out we have one of the worst death counts in Europe but will fail to mention we are also one of the most densely populated. That people will happily pin every single death here on the government, as if this new horrific virus hasn’t caused hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide.
    I feel that people in this country JUST LOVE TO MOAN. And if Boris Johnson magicked a vaccine out of thin air tonight, people would start moaning about the weather saying that was his fault instead.
    I feel that people forget the government are human beings. They are doing the best they can guided by the best scientific advice in this country. Better advice than Piers Morgan or some cheap journalist.
    I feel the real villains are the immoral media who are full of lies, deceit and hidden agendas. The multi millionaires and rich companies who use the furlough scheme as a money saving exercise rather than leaving it for the companies that actually NEED IT.
    The people that never pay a penny of tax or national insurance yet rinse the state for all it’s worth. Not forgetting the persons responsible for this deadly virus actually getting unleashed on mankind. They are the true villains, yet it’s all too easy to blame the government.
    I feel that whatever he does he CANNOT WIN.
    Before people start replying with stats and ‘how much worse it’s been handled over here’ – let me show you how easy it is to present stats to fit a certain narrative:
    USA – tens of millions of people unemployed, no free healthcare, high number of deaths.
    Italy – healthcare system completely overwhelmed, doctors forced to choose between who lives and dies. Similar number of deaths to the UK.
    Spain – Population 30% smaller than the UK, with a death count 15% higher per million population, yet similar number of deaths.
    France – Roughly same size population as the UK, but on a landmass nearly 3 times bigger, yet similar number of deaths.
    But if you’re still hell bent on making comparisons then surely it makes sense to make them against countries on a similar footing to our own, not countries on the other side of the world who are operating under completely different circumstances!
    With regards the media – how many times has a government adviser announced a new bit of guidance, and how many times do one of the newspapers miraculously find a random ‘expert’ who just so happens to have the complete opposite opinion… And the next time you watch one of the 5pm government briefings, listen closely to the questions the media ask and think to yourself how many of them are actually relevant / good solid questions and how many of them are designed with the sole purpose of tripping up those they are asking…
    For me, I’m afraid large parts of the media have become glorified gossip outlets with a plethora of could, if’s and maybe’s, when what we as a nation need during this difficult time is factual real time information.
    One final thought (if you’ve made it this far without falling asleep I salute you 😅):
    Every single death is a huge tragedy, and I don’t believe many people will be better off as a result of this virus. Our NHS, our care workers and our emergency services do an unbelievable job, they are hands down one of the best things about this country. Let’s not forget though, that the world is battling to hold this virus at bay, and these problems we face aren’t just happening in the UK, as our media will have you believe.
    *******

    P.S No I am not a ‘bot’ (whatever that means), no I didn’t steal this from elsewhere and no I definitely am not writing on behalf of the conservative government. I have a wife, a dog, a job, I love playing & watching numerous sports, I am just a normal working class 30 yr old man who decided to write down my views.
    Feel free to comment, share the post or message me.
    SAMUEL TUCKER

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Tarien
      Couldn’t agree more with Sam. Damned if they do Damned if they don’t.
      Hindsight is always 20/20 and life is so much easier when you don’t actually have to make and implement decisions but just complain about others who do..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tarien – I think the point of this oh so long piece doesn’t get to the point until half way down when he mentions the ‘media ‘ . It is the media which has shaped opinion into ‘people’ moaning ….

      It’s the media which turned an inept inefficient oversized failing self serving health service Into some kind of National Monument which avoids any criticism and passes all criticism straight to Number 10 . Layer upon layer of managers have got away from public criticism ….Samuel Tucker obviously hasn’t had much direct contact with the NHS judging by his uncritical love for it .

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    • BRISSLES says:

      this is perfeck to send to Beff Rigby !

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      tarien
      I think this video can explain quite a lot of the current problems facing the western democracies.

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  7. The Sage says:

    As soon as I can, I am cancelling my Sky Sports contract. I will not put up with BLM badges stuck on commentators and pundits – even on the Golf channel. This is totally outrageous. No doubt BLM wants all golf courses closed as being racist so why the support? Sky Sports News is just as bad.
    However, I notice that the only pundit not to have such a badge was Patrice Evra. But I suppose he can get away without having one.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      TS I made this same point at the weekend, and sent a suitably ‘raging’ email to Skynews. No reply received as yet.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I think good old Patrice has always been his own man – but I guess it fell off . Being a ‘denied ‘ at the moment is a career ender.

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Reading Islamic terrorist attack

    Second victim named . An american living in the UK – and it seems – gay .

    Is this terrorist attack going to turn out to be a third world islamic attack on homosexuals in a park .

    Who is going to say ‘ yes it was ‘ or ‘ no it wasnt ‘ but some truth is to be expected … or maybe not any more …

    If it was a premeditated islamic attack on men because they were homosexuals –

    Can you imagine how the BBC spin departmebt must be spinning ?

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    • Foscari says:

      Fedup- Yes ,a couple of us have already mentioned that this could
      well be a homophobic attack. What a state the diversity department will be in ,if this is the fact. I suppose they could say that it’s in the Koran and that it’s a part of Islamic culture.

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      • davylars says:

        Remember the “Owen Jones” incident

        Man found guilty of aggravated assault against Owen Jones

        Court finds James Healy assaulted Guardian columnist because of homophobia and Jones’s leftwing views

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  9. harry142857 says:

    The guy is a drug dealer, assaulted the police, and nearly glassed a security guard who caught him shoplifting.

    Just put the surname in the search ( magnifying glasses icon) for further info. https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk

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  10. theisland says:

    (See ECHR comments on previous page.)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Echoes of having to let convicted Islamic terrorists out of prison despite knowing they will attack again …… airhead legislation ….

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Island – operation ‘meaningless waffle ‘ in operation again …..

      …. they must really want to put the Muslim nut job away for ‘mental issues ‘ but know the gay ‘community ‘ may not be best pleased ….. will it be black queer lives matter but white queer lives – don’t ?
      Gets a bit messy when the divisions grow .

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Those ‘g’s. Policin’ procedures, investigatin, here in Readin’

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Just policin’ the Richmal Crompton way, G.W.F. 😉

        ” ‘S’pose, said William, you had a thing an’ it got a bit out of hand an’ ev’rythin’ you’d have go an’ see if it needed a bit of politicisin’ an’ all. “

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        • fakenewswatcher says:

          Up2snuff – Goodness me, that DOES bring back happy memories. But, should William not now be dispensed with, and replaced as per last night’s ‘Hamlet’?
          we can also visualise a new environment for him (her -Wilhelmina?)

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  11. KafirHarbi says:

    Just wondering. Will the homophobic Libyan knife-murderer have been inspired by the BLM demo the same morning in the same Reading park? Perhaps we will never know. On the other hand – if he attended the demo, the connection might be more obvious. Fortunately our ever-curious investigative media will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of this one. Strangely, Googling the subject seems to lead only to far-left publications who already aver very strongly that there was ‘absolutely no connection between the demo and the murder’. Odd. How do they know that already?

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  12. Halifax says:

    Apologies for my more than usual amount of posts but I am the silent majority the one the MSM conveniently forgets about and, I’m at fault as most here, as we only make ourselves heard during democratic processes .

    However I have been thinking. Its almost 12 months since the attack by a Muslim in London that killed two people and now we have 3 people killed again by a Muslim attacking non believers.

    My point is it would seem as if its a sacrifice that we make every year to apeas the God of multiculturalism. The BBC see it as a price worth paying we are after all non beliving colonialists and worth the sacrifice.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Halifax – you might have seen i was running through the ‘ response ritual ‘ yesterday –

      – what comes now are empty words from politicians

      Then they let the anger ‘ subside ‘

      Then -maybe – theyll come up witj some minor technical legislation which will never be used or is so flawed as to be unenforcible

      Then repeat for the next attack

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      • Charlie Farley says:

        Fedup2
        I think a wall and a Firing Squad will give the correct outcome !
        I am sure crowdfunding will cover all costs incurred .

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Charlie
        I’m more of a death penalty after trial type as I believe locking people up for a long time is not humane or a good use of taxpayers money .

        Unfortunately I don’t think the judiciary has the grit to take on the death penalty. It’s a waste of time locking up Islamic terrorist – and killing them would save resources – I can’t see it causing more of them to pick up the knife or gun than the thousands on the lists ready to do it now …

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        • Charlie Farley says:

          Fedup2
          Yes I agree with the trial and as you say locking them up is pointless and a waste of money . The ” reprogramming ” of terrorists is pointless as in the London Bridge scenario at least he was shot on the pavement much to the BBC and dogooders annoyance !

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Microsoft PCs
    The new *Windows update* has a problem
    It can leave you in a new empty profile
    so you think that you have LOST all your settings

    If you reboot and login
    you see nothing was lost

    BTW has anyone else got 100 browser tabs open across 2 devices ?

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  14. Sluff says:

    And then there were two
    ‘Two white men murdered by black knife-wielding man in Reading racist attack’
    That’s NOT a headline you will see any time soon on the BAME Broadcasting Corporation webshite.

    Too busy ‘taking the knee’ for habitual drug criminals in foreign countries.

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  15. StewGreen says:

    Covid19 watch
    DEATHS : Yesterday 14 countries had more deaths than UK
    3 had more deaths than US … Brazil, India, Mexico,

    BUT BUT.
    NEW CASES.. US had the highest new cases
    but UK is 17th in that list

    Germany has new case hotspots : a meatworks, and blocks of flats
    But overall In the chart Germany is #39

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  16. Halifax says:

    Here we go put this in your reminders. Tonight on the BBC.

    Hunting the Neo-Nazis, Monday 22 June at 7.30pm on BBC One, and by listening to File on 4, Tuesday 23 June at 8.00pm on BBC Radio Four

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  17. gb123 says:

    Television licencing is racist. The language needs changing just as the statues need to come down. We have colour TV and black and white TV . I will not pay for a TV Licence unlit this besmirchment is erased from speech!

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  18. vlad says:

    BBC quote the usual clichés:

    Reading Borough Council leader Jason Brock said the town was “an incredibly strong community” where “people will come together and they won’t allow themselves to be divided”.

    What that means is there will be no pushback, no difficult questions about the Religion of Murder (let alone answers), that we’ll pretend nothing happened and carry on as before with about as much resolve as a bag of marshmallow, till the next time. Then repeat cycle.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53132493

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    • harry142857 says:

      Vlad.
      For information Brock was only appointed because the previous leader has failed to deliver accounts on time, she did a runner sharpish, a la the EU. His day ‘job’ is lecturing History of Politics to impressionable students at Royal Holloway Polytechnic. Another socialist I’m afraid.
      We in Reading have had the full virtue signalling today, flowers, book of condolence, vigil to come, and sing songs of Imagine and Don’t Look Back In Anger.

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  19. theisland says:

    As far as I’m concerned the only purpose of these sob stories is to rub our noses in it and wind us up.
    Apologies if already posted.

    Sarah faced a tough choice: stay in her native Namibia and continue to be raped and tortured, or run and leave her 10-year-old daughter behind.

    The then 29-year-old decided to flee. Once she was safe, she would send for her daughter.

    #CCBGB

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    • vlad says:

      I wonder if the deranged 24/7 BLM-inspired campaign is having the opposite effect and turning people off the ’cause’.

      Anecdotal evidence in my neck of the woods suggests it is.

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      • fakenewswatcher says:

        VLAD – I think the ‘silent majority’ is a very, very large majority, mostly pissed off with all the anarchy.
        Unfortunately, they tend to stay mostly silent. Intimidation works, apathy reigns. Most people have to work for a living and pay their taxes.
        The noisy, vociferous BLM/Antifa lot rule the roost. Lotsa benefit recipients and ‘students’; there are benefit claimers really in need, who can’t work, and there are disciplined, moderate students, so I exclude these.
        If any of the silent majority really came alive, and the police really implemented the law, and the government really acted like a large majority conservative government, BLM/Antifa would see their a…s.
        But alas.
        But what is the ‘silent majority’? Stuttgart has a 44% ‘migrant’ population. That tells a tale. (See London, Dijon) Merkel has done Kalergi Coudenhove plan.

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        • JamesArthur says:

          Fake
          My experience of late is that the silent majority is very large…but as you say silent…however at some point this majority will / must rise to protect what they have worked for and what future generations deserve.
          For many years I have said this country is the majority being ruled by the minority … but there will be a tipping point.

          Unfortunately we don’t seem to have any public figures with balls ( of any colour) to fight back for the majority

          However we can start hitting back by
          Emailing MPs and public figures (politely)
          Boycotting virtue signalling companies who support BLM (my list grows every day) and by doing so brand us as racists because we are white – but email them and tell them why you are boycotting them
          If you do Facebook start a Boycott company page – Hit them in their pocket because we, the silent, hard working majority, pay their wages
          Don’t take the knee and say you won’t – not because you are a racist but because you will not be subjugated by an anarchist organisation
          Fly the flag for the UK

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    • Van Helsing says:

      But I thought Namibia had become a peaceful and tolerant place once it escaped the shackles of South Africa in 1990?

      Perhaps not.

      But even so, why would a Namibian woman fly many thousands of miles to seek sanctuary in a horribly racist state like the UK when other, nearer options were surely available to her?

      I think we know the answer to that one.

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  20. infoquest says:

    You couldn’t make it up.

    BBC announces £100m for inclusive programmes as it sets 20 percent diversity hiring target

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1299319/bbc-news-bbc-funding-diversity-inclusivity-content-bbc-licence-fee-tony-hall

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  21. StewGreen says:

    even TalkRadio won’t allow 100% free speech
    Caller James from South Shields
    “If the Conservatives have an 80 seat majority how come there are so many attacks on WHITE people and their culture”
    presenter Mike is good at deflecting rather than helping such inconvenient callers, so says
    “So what do you mean James ?”
    James “Well the streets are full of hordes of black people demonstrating”

    Mike’s got him then
    “no the demonstrators are mostly white
    and the government don’t control the issues which people demonstrate about”
    James is then flailing “there’s demos about a black guy 4,000 miles away , but when there is what the media call a terrorist attack with 2 white victims in reading …”
    then “grooming gang victims”
    Mike says “You wanna educate yourself, byee”

    The point is James screwed himself by seeing it at a black person white person issue.
    He meant :”attacks on BRITISH people and their traditional culture”

    The next caller from Neath wanted to talk about Welsh Assembly’s new minimum prices on beer
    ..He was rambling, but Mike helped him.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ha it was an example of Groyping where some activists phone up to expose gatekeeping on nationalist issues, by phoning in and telling the producer their call is about a soft issue, but then changing slightly when they actually speak to the presenter
      .. Then the presenter will talk all over them and try to cut them off
      ..They’re actually recording it and put their calls on social media.
      This was up within 5 minutes.
      Their Twitter account and video channel
      There’s a Vice article that says grotping is new .. I’ve been seeing it on Youtube for at least a year.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Their groype last week was much more successful
        they managed to get in the name of their political party and all of their political of the talking points
        .. and the presenter and producer to seemed not to notice
        cos they were so invested in the idea that they were talking to an oppress half-Jamaican called Nelson.

        Checking on Twitter shows tweets in November 2017 talking about groyping going mainstream.
        So Vice are really way behind.

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  22. tvlicensingblog says:

    Hot off the press:
    BBC Set to Further Delay Over-75 TV Licence Reforms
    A Nice Touch: BBC Commits £100m to Creative Diversity the Week After Announcing Redundancy Programme

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  23. s.trubble says:

    This bBC 20% diversity target …..knowing their form they will use this as a future weapon against a long overdue and ruthless downsizing programme which surely must befall it.

    This “diversity” will be used as a deflection tactic ….this is a cynical, self preservation operation………………playing out at our cost!

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  24. Fedup2 says:

    BBC website reports BBC is to set aside £100 million for diverse programming and because of the excellent June Sarpong a minimum of 20% of actors , presenters , animals , vegetables ,… will be diverse . .. in my calculation that’s a reduction … ?

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    • tvlicensingblog says:

      Don’t know about you, but I am so looking forward to the first BBC News bulletin fronted by a one-legged, black lesbian with acne and a speech impediment!

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    From the BBC website ;

    ‘Martin Cooper, chief executive of Reading Pride, said he had been friends with Mr Ritchie-Bennett and Mr Furlong who were both “great supporters” of the LGBT community.‘( buried toward the end of the piece )..

    The BBC seems reluctant to go to the ridiculous ‘hate crime ‘motivation for the ‘senseless ‘ attack … strange when usually they can’t wait to go after the anti faction … but that’s the Biased BBC for ya – seems like when it comes to minorities – Islam beats queers .

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  26. G says:

    My first visit to Parler having now overcome the persistent hurdles of the ‘Sign Up’ procedures. Spotted this one and thought you might like:
    https://image-cdn.parler.com/v/g/vgXYzDhOiv.jpeg

       11 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes I’m there too G – twitter will just become a lefty echo chamber ….

         6 likes

      • G.W.F. says:

        I have failed the sign up procedure for Parler after repeated attempts over two days.
        Can those of you who have made it, please let them know that others would like to join.
        Thanks.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          GWF
          The password requires letters , numbers and something else but apart from that I thought it was very straight forward … maybe clear the cookies …

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          • G.W.F. says:

            Fedup2
            Yes, I have done the email, password, phone number and then the captcha. All correct over a dozen times. But it blocks on the captcha, just does circles with no place to write.
            It’s not for me.

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      • StewGreen says:

        I’ve got an account there to Monitor Bias
        The disadvantage of Parler & Gab is that they don’t have a tweet search
        just a hashtag search. That means you can get stuck in your own clique.
        It’s important to use the hashtags like #BiasedBBC.
        I set up an account within a minute.
        But when I went to a second device it wouldn’t accept the password. When I then went the text me an access code route, I got in.

        I see Youtubes Mr WGAP is there
        https://parler.com/WeGotAProblem

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  27. fakenewswatcher says:

    Daniel de Simone bbc & bbc Panoramer, has found Nazis endagering Britain, says the news at 1.pm – BLM anarchy and the Reading murders need to have attention diverted from them. Let’s find the ‘Right’, and blur all the lines?
    Nazis? No, no need for little boats.
    They are coming already. But no Nazis in them.
    No, this report finds potential Nazis are headed up by someone living in Russia. You know, the guys who got The Donald elected.
    And they’re trying to undermine our youth, de Simone seems to be saying, and turning them into little Nazis.
    In little groups.
    Now isn’t this opportune timing?
    If only it weren’t so transparent, bbc.
    We should get the Home Secretary to look into it. But she’s busy handling other things (badly).
    So, ACHTUNG: YOU VIL VATCH PANORAMA, YA? VE HAVE ZE VAYS UND MEANS, TOVARICH!

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    Bloody hell my line about The.Real. Threat. Is . From. The . Far . Right …. is right ….. BBC distraction methods can be pretty crude …..

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Fed actually that Panorama was booked for last week, but we got Clive Myrie’s BLM instead

      A thought, has BLM made more terrorism danger ?
      I have a rule “run TOWARDS terrorists not AWAY”
      , picking up a weapon to neutralise them on the way.
      I do wonder if people in Reading were less gungo ho cos their attitude about tackling someone non-white has been softened ?
      Had Mr-T been there he might have taken down the terrorist before anyone had died.

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  29. JamesArthur says:

    BBC TWATO

    A whole discussion on the shooting in Moss side at the Caribbean Festival – The Major of GM and the presenter went to great effort to say this was a police sanctioned event – so why was it allowed?

    And why did the BBC not once mention it was the Caribbean Festival ? and who were the shooters? I wonder why? yes, me cynical?

    And apparently all this social violence is because of Tory austerity…yes says a Labour man through and through without any challenge by BBC

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It wasn’t “police sanctioned”. As with the illegal raves last week, faced with large crowds, the police just give up and back off. Too frightened to do their jobs.

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  30. JimS says:

    The march through the institutions continues.

    Today I received my copy of my professional institute’s Guardian Lite magazine, pushing ‘equality, diversity and inclusivity’, which it demonstrates by featuring a large picture of a woman in every one of its own adverts.

    The message must be getting through to the membership, (avoid any new bridge, building or aircraft!), as they publish the annual letter complaining about the special, woman-only, award that they sponsor. This member thinks we need to change it to an award for the alphabet people!

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    • JamesArthur says:

      JimS
      Yep – it doesn’t matter what organisation – my wife in vet business – she has already penned a letter of complaint pointing out the fallacy in their argument about diversity – me, involved with 2 universities and the NHS have had all the obligatory emails of support for BLM s well as every medical journal flagellating themselves with white guilt

      It is just ridiculous – if these organisations feel that they are so structurally racist / sexist in 2020 and need to prostrate themselves at the alter of the Bent Knee – why don’t they all do what Bent Knee Matters want – deconstruct themselves and let somebody of colour rebuild them….nah….never going to happen,

      The leaders of these organisations are all just highly paid apple-polishers, bootlickers, brownnosers, fawners, flunkys , lickspittles, suck-ups, toadies – they don’t mean a word they say but in being such cowards give power to the bullies and weaken the power of free speech…

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      • JimS says:

        I don’t see it as the job of these institutes to attempt social engineering. The core value of engineers should be, well, good engineering.

        Those members that try and keep local centres going seriously wonder if the institutes have a function any more, ‘involvement’ now, according to surveys, is limited to taking the magazine out of its wrapper and transferring it to the recycling bin. It is only the maintenance of professional registration that keeps members paying the subscription.

        At work my ‘terms of reference’ were headed by the need to support ‘equality, diversity and inclusivity’, the ‘day job’ came last! My employer provided plenty of courses for ED&I but nothing on the technical side, that was DIY!

        As I said, keep away from new bridges, buildings and aircraft!

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  31. Oldspeaker says:

    Not sure about the speakers time scale as this is a little dated, he dates himself by talking about something called moral standards.
    (Also Malcolm X uses language that currently needs a government health warning.)
    Not sure it definitively describes where we are now but some of it has relevance.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      This is really a brilliant insight into what is happening now and how we have arrived in this mess. Many thanks.

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  32. digg says:

    So the BBC is to throw a huge sum (initially £100 million) into diversity in everything they touch, including out-sourced material and services to achieve an initial 20% BAME involvement.

    Can’t help but wonder how they are going to fund this from the 20% of the current license-payers they will eventually be left with…

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  33. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – Missing presumed guilty or a Strange Case of Distorted Priorities

    In a couple of days it will be a calendar month since Benjamin Netanyahu went on trial in Jerusalem accused of corruption.

    The BBC have declined to bring me any news of the progress of this case on their web-site. The BBC are anxious, however, to tell me that Israel will have a record number of openly gay MPs in their Parliament.

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  34. Doublethinker says:

    I suppose that way back in the late seventies and eighties when I had become a sensible working adult with a family to support i, like so many others, became a supporter of Lady T, began to be very suspicious of the BBC ( only much later to become the BBCSM) and began to be concerned about migrants. I knew exactly why I voted Tory and why I had growing concerns about the BBC, but I couldn’t have said exactly why I felt this concern about mass immigration.
    Now forty years later the reasons for my vague feelings of unease about so many migrants arriving in our country have crystallised. We have lost our cohesive sense of nationhood. The idiot in Reading can spout his Woke crap about rich diversity and never being divided but Britain is now a truly divided and unstable society which teeters on brink. Prince Charles has to spout similar Woke platitudes about the Windrush generation after all he needs this on his CV or the whole family firm may hit the buffers when his mum dies.
    I was once a patriot and put the well being of the country second only to the well being of my family. I would have willingly answered the call to defend it. But no longer . I am concerned about the country only in so far as it affects the well being of my family. Infact the country has become a foreign land with a basket of alien cultures none of which I care for and some of which I strongly disapprove of. Im afraid that in my eyes this new 21 st century Britain isn’t worth fighting for.

       49 likes

    • JimS says:

      How many of us owe loyalty to Holiday Inn?

      Countries used to be like clubs, we all might have played different roles but we had common cause.

      The globalists are turning countries into hotels, the state provides a service and the ‘guests’ pay the bill (or not). Then the bosses of the hotels (countries) meet up at Davos and brag about the number of ‘rooms’ they have. They don’t care about the ‘customers’ and the ‘customers’ don’t care about each other as effectively they are competing to each receive the best service.

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  35. king crimson says:

    Nothing to do with the bbbc but more of a public service announcement for fellow readers.
    Passport renewals…according to the government website, these are taking longer than the usual 3-6 weeks and don’t apply unless it’s and emergency.
    Mrs Crimson applied for a renewal last Tuesday, sent the old passport back on Wednesday and the new one arrives tomorrow.
    Less than a week – quite impressive.

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  36. Charlie Farley says:

    Infoquest
    So glad I cancelled my license and all this because of the Death of a criminal…..£100 Million for inclusive programmes absolute utter madness .
    In the 1960s one of my cousins worked for the Scum BBC but then it was something to be proud of and then he told me he hasn’t had a licence for 5 years !

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  37. StewGreen says:

    Whole heap of race-baity progs tonight
    And I don’t mean SkyCricket’s documentary on Michael Holding
    .. it is perfectly OK to profile great sportsmen proportionately

    7:30pm Panorama originally scheduled for last week
    #farright US-led terror group now targeting UK teens to join – group’s leader now based in….Russia.
    The show me the bodies rule applies
    That coverage should be proportionate to their number of murders/rapes

    But I expect the prog will have been made with a Labour Party front group, so is really aimed at deflecting.

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC journo tweets about US Nazis
      He is credited as the maker of the prog along with @awinston

      Blueticks promoting the show
      – Paula Froelich Thinking face @PfroJournalist, Adventurer, Polymath, @nytimes
      – @nazir_lord the guy being prosecuted for grooming/rape
      – @MichaelRosenYes
      – @uaf
      · @Avitusparta which uses an Image of Katie Hopkins as backdrop rather than thePanorama screenshot
      – Darshan Sanghrajka @chiefchimpanzee #BlackLivesMatter | comedian

         7 likes

    • Charlie Farley says:

      StewGreen
      Labour MP’S in camo and the coloured one with gloves on ?

         1 likes

  38. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    Following the announcement that the BBC is to throw money at achieving 20% ‘diversity ‘ someone on the Twitter has introduced us to ‘diamond ‘ from the Creative diversity network [ CDN ] – which both monitors and encourages ‘diversity ‘ on and off screen

    https://creativediversitynetwork.com/

    It seems that the ‘BAME’ level on screen is just over 22% so as I suspected the BBC is to cut black representation ……

    There is a long booklet online – I think you’ll be stunned when you see it – is someone kind could put it up ….

    Creativediversitynetwork comes up on google and takes you to the site – and describes ‘diamond ‘ the system BBC Sky et al use to check on ‘diversity ‘…..

       9 likes

    • Luton Reject says:

      I put this report up on this site once before Fedup. Although the report is not interested in straight white males, it doesn’t take much to work out that BBC on-screen representation of this group must be down to about 25% despite being approximately 40% of the population. BAME representation is actually double what it should be.

      I can only assume by the time the BBC’s latest diversity drive is complete we won’t be seeing any straight white males at all.

      Here is the report. See page 13 for on-screen representation.

      Click to access CDN_Diamond_25Feb.pdf

      At the time I complained to the BBC and asked what they intended to do to improve straight white male representation. I got the usual guff in response –

      “Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your feedback.

      We have an obligation to reflect the whole of UK society which includes the many accents and cultures that make up the population.

      The BBC is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, sexuality, disability, age or anything else. In selecting presenters, actors, and other contributors for our programmes (and staff to work at the BBC) we aim to employ those with the most suitable talents for the role.

      Our aim is to serve the whole nation and reflect Britain’s diversity. We are therefore taking positive action to promote such equality of opportunity, with training and promotion procedures based on the requirements of the job. The BBC does not undertake so-called “positive discrimination” in this area because, as the name suggests, it is “discrimination” and is therefore illegal.”

         13 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Luton thanks – I think I’m a newer player and was stunned when I saw it . I know we talk about ‘over representation ‘ a lot but I’d not seen something as systematic and nasty as this …..
        ….I suppose the advertisers use it as well to get that all important ‘virtue tick ‘ ….

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        • Darcy3 says:

          If you wish to drive straight white males towards racial and gender hatred and the oft quoted but rarely evidenced far right organisations, I could not think of a better way

          and their grievances, unlike others, WILL be genuine and they can provide evidence for it in bbc recruitment policy

          Already commented on the barrage of males talking like camp 13 year old schoolgirls on radio 2 on a Saturday

          wimmin commenting on mens football, wimmin “Doctor Who and the black men”, black Dickens main character the list goes on and on and on

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  39. digg says:

    The recent knifing in Reading and the damaging riots in London, Stuttgart etc. show what happens when you single out a group as “oppressed” and force ordinary people to apologise and pay homage. The MSM have been massively guilty of this including the BBC.

    The net result is that the group having been told in no uncertain terms by the media and celebs etc. that they have had a rough deal assume that all rules are off and they are free to retaliate knowing that any opposition will be painted as Racist.

    Well done all you horrible media goons!

    I predict a lot more of this shit to follow now, I just hope it concentrates mostly on Metro-Lib areas like London and Reading as the mobs see these as soft targets rather than towns populated with normal, sane folk.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Big claim, dunno if it is true
    Black journalists at the BBC have been told not to go on marches in regards to Black Lives Matter
    and not to express views on “social media, in articles, in speeches”.
    This is mistake and weakens the BBC’s journalism.

    I don’t think BBC would tell blacks not to go, but not whites
    so his headline seems like rhetoric.
    FFS he just admitted the headline is wrong ..it is all not just black.

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  41. StewGreen says:

    “Terror in Reading: look back in anger
    The political class always tells us to forget about Islamist attacks. Let’s refuse to do that.”
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/22/terror-in-reading-look-back-in-anger/

       19 likes

  42. digg says:

    I have always had a suspicious feeling about why someone would want to join the Police.

    I suspect that it has not a little to do with the feeling of power and authority that comes with the uniform, the ability to control and punish others as a right.

    However we now seem to be seeing a change, whilst still wanting to hang on to the mantle of power the uniform gives them, they don’t appear to want to use it in an unbiased, fair non-political manner.

    This change in attitude must be filtering down from the top.

    At one time seeing police presence moving around your town or village was a sign of stability and order. Now it feels more like a worry that you might fall foul of them by offending their urban outlook rather than by committing any crime.

       25 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    Su Evans

    The story about the brother claiming he was JUST defending himself
    .. surely that’s fake ?

       24 likes

  44. Fedup2 says:

    Digg
    I understand that they have to have a degree now – and that some can go in at higher ranks than the ordinary plod . Kneeling and running backwards also seem to be a job essential – as well as the ability apply some laws harshly against easy ‘targets’ whilst given others a free pass …Which has the makings of tyranny about it ….

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Andrew Lawrence, Live at the Apollo comedian: White guy scrapheap heap

    ttps://youtu.be/qIm_3wHvb6Y

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  46. Fedup2 says:

    Watching the Parliament channel and the vacuous Priti Patel droning on in response to political point scoring questions from one SNP MP after another – nice to see Scottish Nationalists so concerned about English cities like Reading ….

    Whilst BBC news refers to the 40 thousand ‘people ‘ on the suspect list without mentioning the motivation as usual ….

    Even the MPs are swerving the ‘anti homosexual ‘ white / male aspect of these killings – and apparently it’s Pride week – which suggests that the other 51 weeks of the year are pride free …

       18 likes

  47. taffman says:

    ” May: I’ll rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation”
    “PM says she is looking at making it easier to deport foreign suspects as she seeks to gain control of security agenda before election”
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/06/theresa-may-rip-up-human-rights-laws-impede-new-terror-legislation
    Can anyone remember this Tory promise of three years ago?

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  48. StewGreen says:

    15 Covid deaths reported
    that might be 10-30 Life years lost

    The 3 deaths in reading were young,
    so probably 40 life years each
    ..so a total of 120 Life Years lost

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  49. StewGreen says:

    \\ George Floyd’s murder was police brutality
    – but we have no idea if racism was involved

    The three murders in Reading – 100% racially motivated

    Yet the left only protest the former ?? //

       29 likes

    • Englands Dreaming says:

      This is exactly the point, we have all this endless stream of how racist we are, but so far we have no evidence that GFs death was even racially motivated. His death has been cynically hi-jacked by left wing extremists and our brain dead establishment go along with it.

         23 likes

    • Van Helsing says:

      Stew,

      As you well know, it’s impossible to be racist to a white person ‘cos of the privilege we enjoy by virtue of our skin colour.

      What privilege is that, I hear you ask?

      Allow me to enlighten you:

      Well, for starters there’s, um, y’know… Ah, hang on.

      Or there’s… Drat, that doesn’t fit either

      How about, er… Nope, that’s no good.

      Cripes, this is a bit tricky.

      Okay, how ’bout I get back to you on this one?

         15 likes

  50. Kaiser says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53076269

    oh look they found a five year old story to drag up and throw a bit more petrol on the fire

       11 likes