611 Responses to Midweek Thread 24 June 2020

  1. Bogtrotter says:

    Next lesson: how to avoid being shot down by the Leftwaffe.

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Youtube – The Saint Harrison weekly compilation
    starts with him monitoring faces in adverts

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Bog
    I was very disappointed that there wasn’t a squadron of cessnas circling the imaginatively named “Tottenham Hotspur stadium ‘ on Tuesday night …

    … maybe the next stunt will be a parachutist landing in the middle of one of these tedious ‘prem’ games to put a bit of life in them – I wonder that the simulated crowd now for ‘parachute landing ‘sounds like . ?

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    • Beltane says:

      Don’t give ’em ideas Fed. I fear an all black chute with the para landing on one knee….

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      More genuflecting last night Fedup, it’s making my blood boil 🤬
      The left are genuinely taking the piss and laughing in football fans faces, as are the world’s most trusted 👍

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  4. TrickCyclist says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53164133
    “DJ Chris Evans is to continue his 500 Words contest on his Virgin Radio show, starting by asking children to write stories on a Black Lives Matter theme.”
    Looks like a case of don’t let a bandwagon pass you by.
    Maybe he can also resurrect some of his old TV shows along the same lines? BLM Friday? Don’t Forget Your Windrush?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      They just can’t help themselves.So it isn’t 500 words but 500 words about what we want you to be indoctrinated. What happened to kids imaginations…
      I thought BBC were dicks to stop it but Evans is a bigger one for twisting the innocence of kids

      Why not one on gang rapes and grooming..or killings by muslims..

      Virtue signalling idiots

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      • Darcy3 says:

        Is Capt. W E Johns still around ? he could reprise his Biggles character fighting the “fuzzie wuzzies” in Africa ….

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    • Beltane says:

      Alternatively a new theme: ‘Some Ginger Lives Are A Total Waste of Space’ might appeal to a growing number of the deeply disenchanted.

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  5. taffman says:

    \\A crewless “drone” version of a boat that could help operations including search-and-rescue and drug raids has been launched by the Royal Navy.//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53161264
    Any good at stopping the Channel invaders ?

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    • Charlie Farley says:

      Taffman
      We used make some very good Torpedoes and the German ones weren’t bad either !
      If only the Channel was full of Sharks and Crocodiles !

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  6. taffman says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40150162/london-attack-theresa-may-says-things-need-to-change
    How about it Boris?
    That was three years ago, how many lessons do we need to learn before more British Lives are lost?

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  7. StewGreen says:

    Re the black knight, too good to be true story,
    it would be easy to do 2+2=5 thinking and come up with some wrong story
    …. but it does look fishy

    All media report that the rescued white Bryn Male was a former police transport police detective who spent much of his 20-year career undercover investigating football hooligans.

    The black knight Patrick Hutchinson himself looked like some paid undercover security operative,
    and was wearing specialist gloves.

    Almost all media and tweeters refer to the white as a far right football thug… without any evidence of this being true.
    I do spot Jay Beecher saying that people who call the white guy an “actor” haven’t shown evidence.

    BTW I still have a feeling that photographers had set out in the morning with a plan to get photos of white lads peeing.
    And had maybe got the idea from observing black lads doing the same a few days earlier.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    The very very #diverse Radio4
    only has 3 Amol Rajan progs today.

    9pm, 9:30pm and the original at 4:30pm

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Stew – thank Goodness, I have not bothered to pay Rajanistan a visit today.
      I understand the place is a treasure trove of gold and diamonds? And the wind only blows from one direction?
      Very flash and very cool, ’tis there.

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  9. Fedup2 says:

    PMQ watch

    The last question in the 45 minutes was from the MP for Reading – who asked it the community was going to be supported and the police would get the necessary resources ….
    …. no one asking general questions about attacks by illegal immigrants trying it on via the “asylum scam “ or the 40000 Muslim terrorists in the queue to attack kaffirs ….

    It’s as if there’s a conspiracy – … I wonder what the threshold of death is now for anyone to get upset – or even interested ….

    … the same rule of silence applies to the slaughter of a 7 year old girl playing in a public park …..

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  10. Fedup2 says:

    A plea

    If anyone has access to the spectator – apparently Rod Liddell has written a piece on the ‘politicisation of the British police ‘- as if that would ever happen here …

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  11. Darcy3 says:

    Slghtly off topic but lefty councils are part of the problem like above

    I mentioned that they are uncontactable and take about 2 weeks to reply to emails, unlike private firms who are ALSO working from home

    I also mentioned that they must be salivating about ordering people about post lockdown and polishing up their hazard tape and bollards

    the only time we get any efficiency from them is when they can order people around

    little coffee shop in town has put two little tables out with two seats at each, about 10 feet apart, I like sitting there and having a coffee in the fresh air. no longer I did ask why today although almost knew the answer

    yes the council ORDERED them to take the tables in

    (while everyone sits together on benches across the road)

    whilst putting yellow tape all over the pavement and the inevitable bollards

    a vision of the world with the hard left in charge

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Except when a nearby neighbour has a live band playing out of tune meatloaf at 2 in the morning in their garden with a PA system, and the “24” hour call out environmental health officer is meant to attend, hmm TWO HOURS later they wonder along (in the hope the problem has gone away in the meantime no doubt ) and the neighbour says we will carry on when you leave and they did, nothing done about stopping it efficiently like siezing equipment

      they pick on the easy targets, a bit like the police

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Me again – and not the BBC

    It seems , in order to save £55 million , emir of Londonistan is selling out city hall and moving his harem to Tower Hamlets / Newham ….
    Presumably he’ll continue to spend the money on friends ( consultants ) and friends ( media advisors ) ….

    There used to be a rule that the bigger and flashier a town hall was the more corrupt and useless the governing body was….

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Then he should be in Buck House….

      (although his mates say they will be flying a black flag over it anyway when they get their way, only a matter of time considering the appeasement that is current policy)

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  13. Darcy3 says:

    Bloody disgusting fly ing a banner and he has lost his job, how many antifa blm vandals will lose theirs (if they have one)

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  14. JimS says:

    I have just sent an email to a friend. My email provider likes to put up ‘news’ stories that out-do the BBC in BBC-ness on its home page.

    Today’s little treat is a video that someone has taken the trouble to script, act and top-n’-tail about the man in the New York park who had a run-in with a dog-walker last month.

    Its purpose seems to be to stir up more hatred. Why don’t all the big media companies get together, buy lots of weapons, hand them out and then, maybe next month, we can have a black versus white shoot-out? We know that is what they want.

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  15. digg says:

    The Guardian carry an editorial from Dave Merrit the father of the young man Jack Merrit killed on London bridge.

    Our son died at London Bridge. We know how the Reading victims’ families are suffering

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/24/son-london-bridge-reading-victims-families

    Mr Merrit says….

    “Our way of coping was to go public, against the advice of the police, and try to take control of the narrative away from Boris Johnson, who seized an opportunity to score points during a general election campaign by playing the law and order card, proposing longer sentences for all serious offenders. We told Johnson and Priti Patel that was not what our son would have wanted. They didn’t listen.”

    It sounds to me that Mr Merrit is determined to put his dislike of the Conservative Government above the loss of his son to a crazed madman who should have been in prison.

    When political prejudice gets to the dogmatic and ingrained stage that he must have arrived at to make this his key point, I despair of humanity and civilisation.

    Plus the Guardian gave him a whole page to use for his anti-Boris rant over an event in 1919 whereas not a peep from anyone connected with the 3 in Reading. Perhaps they couldn’t get anyone to weave Boris into the narrative so it’s not worth any of the Guardian manifesto column inches.

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  16. TrickCyclist says:

    5 minutes into MOTD Norwich v Everton on BBC2 and they’re pointing out a huge rainbow flag tribute to gay footballer Justin Fashanu.
    As I remember, he killed himself when accused of sexual assault by a teenage boy, didn’t he? Maybe he was innocent, but surely only accusations matter these days.

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      They’re taking the piss TrickCyclist whilst fans cannot attend the games to say they object to it 🤬

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  17. Darcy3 says:

    Re my observation about stalinist local authorities above:

    London drivers have vented their anger as they faced more than 200 roadworks in the capital just as rush-hour congestion levels shot up significantly while people are still advised to avoid public transport when returning to work.

    Data from the AA showed there were 206 separate roadworks within the M25 today, including for telecoms, gas main and electrical works and construction.

    Commuters have also faced closures and congestion due to wider paths and pop-up cycle lanes being created as part of Sadiq Khan’s plans to encourage people to cycle to work and avoid the Tube.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8454601/Post-lockdown-London-beset-206-sets-roadworks.html

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Darcy, most peculiar why they are doing the roadworks now. It is almost as though the Mayor wants more pollution and more money to go into a Conservative Government’s Treasury. The start of the Lockdown in England almost coincided with the start of the new financial year for the London boroughs.

      Khan could have had the work done in April and May with very little traffic disruption.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    “Call for Lewis Goodhall… pile on required in aisle whine…”

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  19. Guest Who says:

    You have to feel for the BBC. They are all they have.

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  20. Darcy3 says:

    Another of our wonderful minority groups :

    Teenagers accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper GRIN outside court as trial hears one told police ‘I don’t give a f***’ as he was arrested

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8455761/Teen-accused-murder-Andrew-Harper-told-police-dont-f-arrest-trial-hears.html

    ‘When asked about the SEAT that had been recovered, Henry Long said “If something happened and the car was found, say for instance in a housing estate, would everyone in that housing estate get arrested, or is it just a gypsy site where a car gets found, everyone gets arrested?”

    ‘In other words, he is complaining that the police are discriminating against the travelling community.’

    Today jury members were also told how a macabre re-enactment of PC Harper’s horrific death using a dummy proved it would be ‘clear and obvious’ to the occupants of a car that he was being dragged behind them.

    The court heard how PC Harper ‘swung from side to side like a pendulum’ after he became caught in a loading strap which had been used to attach the quad bike.

    Jury members heard Long swerved in an effort to dislodge him.

    Mr Laidlaw told jurors today the reconstruction showed Long must have known of the officer’s plight behind their SEAT.

    Experts recreating the scene with a mannequin heard loud noise from the rear and saw the dummy being dragged.

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  21. infoquest says:

    O/T – Andrew Lawrence – https://twitter.com/andrewlawrence/status/1275823496271183873

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  22. Charlie Farley says:

    On the SLY Website I see The Hero Jake Hepple and his Girlfriend have been sacked because of the RACIST BANNER STUNT !
    No doubt the Engineering Company that employed them are on their knees 3 times a day with a Mosque as a neibour !

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    • Guest Who says:

      #CCBGB for Sly and the BLM brigade and Kay and Adam’s biological brain donor though.

         13 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Is it OK to say some are ‘accusing’ Sky of pressuring a company to fire an employee to prop up their footy franchise?

      If so, and the politico-judicial justice system allow this, the establishment is moving into very dark territory indeed.

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    • Dave S says:

      They will need a good case if he goes for unfair dismissal.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Peroxide poisoning or Ameican beauty just got in early with the duty frees.

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  24. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news 6:10pm soft interview with a Yorkshire black girl
    as ever her victimhood is 20 out of 100
    vsthe 70,80, 90 of real victims like raping gang victims

    6:14pm .. now into long Diversity In Schools Week which is all about LBGTQ
    .. now the drag queen is speaking.

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  25. Foscari says:

    I am 74 years old and the UK is changing in a way beyond
    my comprehension. It appears now that the BBC consider
    it wrong for the police to arrest black criminals.Could somebody tell
    me that if my house is being robbed should I make sure of
    the criminals ethnicity before getting in touch with the police?

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      Foscari, yeah say they’re white 👍
      They’ll be round like a shot 😁

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    • john in cheshire says:

      When you phone the cops, be sure to say you’re black or a muslim. That’ll probably get them to your house in record time.

      When they arrive and challenge you for being white and not an ethnic, tell them you self identify as black or a muslim whichever you have chosen.

      Your burglary will have been dealt with, hopefully and they’ll be very respectful to you. Use their own weapons against them.

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  26. Sluff says:

    Stew
    Is it conceivable that BoJo and Cummings are playing a clever long game here.
    Give BBCGuardianistaBLMFarLeft enough rope and let them appear more and more ludicrous in the minds of the VAST MAJORITY of decent Brits ( including a fair few Hindus of my acquaintance btw) until they hang themselves.
    And then at election time stand on a ‘common sense and decency’ centre-right patriotic ticket?

    I don’t say it’s probable but it is possible.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Certainly a few MSM broadcasters and papers are being encouraged by the bubble to push way beyond where the silent majority is happy to even stay silent any more.

      i am flat out tackling any idiot posts on social media, even from friends, and when confronted by facts and reality over spin and opinion, they crumble.

      Seems the theory was regime change was going to be possible before the next election using riots, petitions, edited vox pops and panel shows to mobilise the thick and excitable to ‘call for’ in the street rather than voting in secret.

      That’s a no from me.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Sluff, it’s a hope

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Sluff, Guest & Stew, I get the impression that the Lockdown relaxation yesterday was announced in a way (Nick Robinson’s reference to the 52pages of guidance) was indeed done to show up the media – especially the BBC – and any rogue scientists.

        So far, the scientists have obligingly fallen for the Bojo/Cummings trap. We can enjoy waiting for the BBC N&CAs to have gone through 52 pages line by line looking for a supposed pitfall or pratfall. Tomorrow’s TOADY might be fun!

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    • Dave S says:

      Sorry I don’t buy it. They are complicit in what is going on. They have done nothing to stop it.

         4 likes

  27. taffman says:

    “Ex-UKIP Senedd leader Gareth Bennett joins anti-devolution party”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-53163407
    There is a flicker of hope for Wales .

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  28. StewGreen says:

    5:20pm as I cycle home I usually get local radio pushing some agenda in my ears
    Today Radio Lincolnshire had the TheBlackFarmer on. He’s probably a nice guy, but instead of talking about his farming, the made it a a discussion with a BLM activist.

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  29. Sluff says:

    It’s worth showing the text of the GoFundMe Black Lives Matter page, just so we can be absolutely clear what the demonstrations and Taking the Knee is all about.

    https://uk.gofundme.com/f/ukblm-fund

    Quote

    Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK) is a coalition of black activists and organisers across the UK. We’ve been organising since 2016 for justice in our communities.

    We’re guided by a commitment to dismantle imperialism, capitalism, white-supremacy, patriarchy and the state structures that disproportionately harm black people in Britain and around the world. We build deep relationships across the diaspora and strategise to challenge the rise of the authoritarian right-wing across the world, from Brazil to Britain.

    We’re developing new and exciting ways of organising that centre transparency, accountability, safety and healing for our organisers and our communities. BLMUK organises in the black radical tradition, using political education, direct action and political leadership toward black liberation.

    Our commitment to all black lives means that we lift up the experiences of the most marginalised in our communities, including but not limited to working class queer, trans, undocumented, disabled, Muslim, sex workers, women/non-binary, HIV+ people.
    ……………………..

    The idea of footballers earning £300k per week wanting to dismantle capitalism has to be a shoe-in for the hypocrisy of the year award.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      This statement needs to be replicated everywhere, from Facebook to Twitter, and in all the national dailies. Its not something that’s well publicised, and it ought to be.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      And if you keep clicking “Read more”…

      How we’ll spend the funds!

      – Work towards making change at the level of law.
      – Developing and distributing educational resources.
      – Developing and delivering healing practices in black communities.
      Developing and delivering training, police monitoring and strategies for the abolition of police. Working alongside existing anti-racist organisations to strengthen the wider movement across the UK.
      – Supporting the United Family & Friends Campaign (UFFC) in accessing justice for friends and loved ones killed at the hands of British police.
      – Providing emergency relief to black communities bearing the brunt of the Coronavirus crisis

      (My emphasis)

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  30. Zelazek says:

    “One in five of those targeted by the police is black,” says George Alagiah regarding a story about tasering on tonight’s news. He implies this must be a racist policy since only 3% of the UK population is black.
    Once again the BBC either does not understand statistics or is maliciously misleading the public. I have said this before but the proper baseline for judging whether there is discrimination in tasering (or arrests or shootings) is the percentage of black participation in criminal activity, NOT black representation in the population at large. And since in England and Wales the percentage of prisoners under 25 who are black is 25%, the one in five figure for tasering suggests there is no discrimination against blacks. If anything, it shows they are under-represented. And for obvious reasons it wouldn’t be surprising if the police were actually more reluctant to taser blacks.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Zel
      The snowflakes dont go on so much about the numbers of blacks in prison so much now – perhaps the number in for very serious crimes makes thr lefties go somewhere else for the victimhood

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  31. digg says:

    Listening to The Archers on BBC R4 is a bit surreal, it’s obvious the cast are having to work remotely using recorded soliloquies played in sequence which has the strange effect of imparting all the weirdness of a Joe Orten stage play without any of the drama or script quality of course.

    Very 2020 but not really working BBC!

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    • Up2snuff says:

      digg, you would think the actors and actresses in The Archers could travel to the studio and record the programme while socially distanced from one another. It cannot be beyond the wit of the Producer to arrange that.

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  32. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #3 – But you told me that over one month ago, BBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/

    “Human trial of the Coronavirus (more correctly Covid-19) vaccine begins in the UK”.

    Misleading title on the Home Page I discover. This is a new vaccine and this trial is at Imperial College, London. The previous human trials were at an Oxford University. How are those trials going, BBC?

    No information.

    Useless.

    But in other news: sport. No crime was committed in Wallace noose investigation.

    At last, it’s on the Home Page. Strange form of words used by the BBC. Almost turns the FBI into ‘criminals’. I wonder how long the BBC will keep it on the Home Page?

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    • Van Helsing says:

      Up2,

      If my memory serves me well, the Oxford University prototype vaccine moved to stages 2 and 3 of the human trials about a fortnight ago.

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  33. Beltane says:

    Sir David King, speaking head for the Provisional Wing of SAGE warns of a huge spike in Corona cases with Boris playing politics with peoples lives.
    As such a confirmed and convinced voice of the left with the transparent aim of embarrassing and eventually ending the current government, how does Sir equate knighthood with his politics?
    Does he ever ask himself the question? Or could it be all the brown-nosed fawning going with the title that appeals so much? Starmer could well provide the answers.

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    • Sluff says:

      King appears to be using the ‘no cost take the alternative view’ tactic.

      If he’s right he will appear like the Messiah and will get a huge increase in any fees from pronouncements, public speaking, book sales etc etc.

      If he’s wrong……….. life will just go on as before.
      Heads I win, tails I don’t lose.

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  34. StewGreen says:

    What bread & circuses does the media put out today
    to Virtue Signal they love BAME & special victimhood groups ?

    8pm BBC1 Jay Blades Repair Shop
    8pm BBC2 Nadiya
    8pm BBC1 Joe Lyvett’s gay Sewing Bee
    9pm More4 The Black Pharaohs
    10pm Vhannel 4 Naked attraction weird dating show with HIV+ guy Pablo
    11:30pm BBC2 Stephen Lawrence doco part 3

    Radio
    11pm 4Extra Lenny Henry comedy
    11:30pm Pakistani corner shop comedy

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  35. Halifax says:

    I’m going buying a Vileda Mop tomorrow !!

       5 likes

  36. StewGreen says:

    Thursday : What bread & circuses does the media put out Thursday
    to Virtue Signal they love BAME & special victimhood groups ?

    7pm BBC4 Chris Packham chooses 5 books
    9pm BBC1 drama by black Radio1 DJ Reggie Yates
    9pm Channel4 The School That Tried to End Racism (It’s 50% BAME)
    9pm BBC4 Boy George’s 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia
    9pm Film4 The Green Mile (1999) film where the black person is a hero and the white guards are bastards
    9pm Sony Movies classic To Sir with Love Sidney Poitier stars as a black teacher ..probably good
    10pm BBC4 Glastonbury the movie by Julian Temple
    11:30pm Reporter Callum Tulley investigates allegations of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the British Army that come disproportionately from ethnic minority soldiers.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      I remember when Nick Griffen of the BNP was the first to raise the issue of Muslim ‘grooming’ gangs.
      The BBC quickly responded and sent an undercover reporter to investigate.
      To investigate him and the BNP for racism…

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      • StewGreen says:

        Any evidence of that
        Not much on Twitter or Google

        Twitter : Oct 27, 2009 Rotherham MP was angry with something he said on Question time

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  37. Guest Who says:

    Sky got the goods on OFCOM too?

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    • StewGreen says:

      In African countries do certain blacks own a much higher percent of land that the average white in that country ?

      I used to live in Ghana … the currency was worthless
      but a village typically had a king who owned everything.

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  38. john in cheshire says:

    On the subject of nothing really, I just want to ‘share’ something with you. So, I’m ‘reaching’ out to you all.

    It seems to me that Americans on both the radio channels and YouTube news etc videos tend to use these words more often than I might have expected:

    And! – pronounced with an elongated Aaand!
    Right! – pronounced as to dare you to contradict them.
    By the way – used everywhere, all the time.
    You know – to which I find myself shouting ‘ no, I don’t know. That’s why you’re on the radio and not me. Of course, if I’m expected to know it already, why do I need to listen to them?

    Anyway, as earthling Carl is wont to say, it’s not important. But it makes a change from the bloody blacks and the Antifa commies and their miserable lives.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      John, I agree, ‘reaching out’ has replaced ‘getting in touch’, and ‘a bunch of ‘ has replaced ‘a lot of’. Then there is “having a conversation” when we used to “have a chat”.

         8 likes

      • Roland Deschain says:

        I hate the phrase “reaching out”. Just say contact, ask or whatever existing word or phrase fits the bill.

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  39. Kaiser says:

    https://summit.news/2020/06/24/girlfriend-of-man-who-flew-white-lives-matter-banner-fired-from-her-job/

    guilt by association
    persecution for a non crime

    and statements one step short of calling for genocide that are perfectly fine

    excuse the langauge

    what F…ing country are we living in

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  40. Guest Who says:

    OT, but I always wondered how this was done.

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    • StewGreen says:

      In the New Cases charts UK has fallen to 22
      The US is up at #1 with 24.5K in on day ..that will be due to BLM I guess
      then India, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Pakistan, Chile, Bangladesh, Saudi
      (next 6 are Islamic countries)

      In Death charts UK is falling slowly ..now at #7
      BUT does have more deaths than the EU

      showing they are on top of this stage , and we aren’t

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  41. StewGreen says:

    An oldie from 20 months ago
    Where Newsnight the talked about TR & shouted “Islamophobia”
    It shows how out of touch the BBC is
    It is terrible that sometimes a muslim girl gets her headscarf pulled
    but contrast it against the grooming , pimping of 5,000+ under age girls raped tens of thousands of times by Pak/Bangla gangs

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  42. Guest Who says:

    BBC ‘We’

    How do we give more women opportunities in sport?

    Andy Murray explains why he wants to see a world where there’s full gender equality in sport.

    The Rethink project is hearing ideas from leading thinkers and famous faces.

    http://bbc.co.uk/rethink

    ***
    Andy more the famous face end, then.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Aaaaaaand, guess what?

      BBC News

      Jordan Walker-Brown’s case is to be investigated by a UK police watchdog amid concerns about the disproportionate use of Tasers on black men.

      ***

      #CCBGB from a public slightly more savvy as to what gets a taser deployed.

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      • StewGreen says:

        2017 was jailed for three years for conspiracy to supply drugs??

        Note the way the BBC chose a younger photo than his 2017 conviction photo (7th guy bearded)
        He’s 24 now according to the Guardian

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        • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

          “Note the way the BBC chose a younger photo …”

          This sort of dirty trick has been used before, with Trayvon Martin, Stephen Lawrence and others. The BBC tries to elicit sympathy by making the criminal thug look like a younger misguided kid. Goebels would have approved.

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      • G says:

        GW,
        I just don’t know why the Government does not legislate to give blacks a free pass to do anything illegal they fancy. Why they prefer to takes us there in stages is anyone’s guess. Just do it, I say and have done with it. And, btw, simultaneously, allow the public to bear firearms to re-jig the balance. We can’t have a free-for-all anarchic state of affairs with one party disadvantaged can we?

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      OK, Mr Murray would like to see full gender equality in sport.
      I look forward to the world heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and the current ladies world heavyweight champion.
      Should be very interesting.

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  43. Guest Who says:

    Envy of the world.

    ***

    BBC Radio 4

    Do you think you will dress differently once the pandemic is over?

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  44. Guest Who says:

    On what journalistic planet is that last sentence professional?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I kind of think Comrade Robinson looks in the mirror and sees woodward / bernstein ….. if the BBC has decided it needs new sweets after DC BLM now it wants planninggate ….. i think theyll need be careful with the other party as he tends to litigate …

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      • Bulldog says:

        As I guessed, Robert Jenrick is item #1 on Newsnight tonight, their journos will have been working overtime to go over very dot and comma of the documents that were released earlier today plus any archive material they can dig up. They will be determined to oust him a la Cummings, especially as the property developer concerned is a Tory donor. Surkeer must be encouraged to know he can rely on the total support from the beeb and Sky.

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  45. Roland Deschain says:

    The BBC’s idea of diverse output.
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  46. Guest Who says:

    This sounds either typically BBC awful or potentially a hoot.

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  47. theleftwilleatitself says:

    Does anybody see similarities between the election in the US in 1992 with the black riots then, and what we’re facing in November this year? 🤔
    The writing is on the wall 🤐

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC directly

    Perhaps we are heading into dangerous waters . The chap who legally flew a banner has been sacked

    On twitter there are people saying they want white statues and glass images of a white jesus christ destroyed because of racism .

    Maybe such people have no history and dont know the difference between different brands of christianity – because over hundreds of years blood was shed over such things – that is well beyond the current marxist campaign .

    I originally thought it was one of those madnesses which hit for a while – but im doubting that now …..

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    • Van Helsing says:

      Fed,

      I wonder if the chap and his girlfriend would have been sacked if the wording on the banner had been ‘Black Lives Matter’. Who knows, maybe an Employment Tribunal will be asked to consider this very point.

      As for no law being broken, that didn’t stop the media from trying and convicting the poor bloke. Roland Freisler would, I think, have been impressed by the media’s conduct.

      We are indeed heading into dangerous waters.

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      • TrickCyclist says:

        Van Helsing,
        Hearty commendations on your mention of Roland Freisler and today’s media. I would also recommend the film Sophie Scholl, about protestors who showed enormous (but quiet) courage in the face of actual tyranny, not like the BLM fakers of today. The actor who plays Freisler in that film does a very good job, appearing just like the raving figure in the WWII newsreels.

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    • tapwatertory says:

      Dangerous waters indeed.
      I live and work in Burnley and the BBC’s article about the people being discusted about the banner was bullshit.

      You truly realize the bias when they do a national item about a provincial town.

      Apparently in town they wanted your name before they spoke to you.

      If this young man has lost his job I hope he takes his employers to the cleaner’s.

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      • tapwatertory says:

        My friend tells me that paradigm engineering were the young man works has a union.

        It’s unite, no doubt that [email protected]#kwit Len McCluskey will make sure he never works again.

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  49. vlad says:

    On the lighter side:

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  50. Guest Who says:

    They know what is not news.

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