399 Responses to Start the Week Thread 29 June 2020

  1. Fedup2 says:

    Although the plod are ‘still keeping an open mind “ about the chap in the Reading Park who allegedly murdered three and seriously injured others – it seems he shouted out ‘Alan’s snack bar ‘ before using the knife he was carrying .

    The snack bar comment was read out as he appeared in court today – so the Solicitor General doesn’t have to ‘send the boys around ‘ after threatening any one who commented on events last week …..
    No comment from the Norwegian ambassador up to now ….

    But they are checking the Wi-fi coverage …


  2. infoquest says:

    Now BBC Countryfile has complained that rural Britain is a ‘white environment’.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      I sincerely hope that rural Britain remains a white environment forever.


      • Darcy3 says:

        plenty of remote scottish islands they are welcome to


      • BRISSLES says:

        I think we can rest assured it will be, the country lanes restrict the speed of Mercedes and other vehicles of choice by our BAME community – not conducive to getaways are they, too many farm vehicles to negotiate.


    • Dave S says:

      Cross country journeys now are very difficult to do unless you can read a map or have spent years travelling our country roads. The satnav is a great thing as it makes it even harder to find these roads that I have always known and used.
      Last week i went to see an old friend as was concerned about him ( he is a hermit really and does not use any device newer than a letter. )
      West Country . Never saw anyone much for the last 40 miles and on the journey back it was so quiet i thought I was back in the 50s.
      Rural England and Wales are different worlds and the BBC really knows it but pretends that it is not. It will be that way for a long time.


  3. Thoughtful says:

    Just take a look at this horror the academic establishment has spawned. Worse though is the way the left manages to create jobs for itself which don’t actually contribute anything other than misery.

    Even the way this one appears is odd, can’t work out if it’s a man or a woman!


    “working to understand inequality, social change and civic activism. She is a trained ethnographer and experienced mixed methods researcher “


    • Darcy3 says:

      PhD in talking bollox more like


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Our country can never progress until ALL of Blair’s Britain hating place men are removed from their posts and replaced by PATRIOTIC people from all viewpoints.


    • Dobyns says:

      Thoughtful … something to remember

      There is not a more frightening quote to explain the danger of a government and union controlled education system: “When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already…What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
      – Adolf Hitler


  4. vlad says:

    Extracts from Trevor Kavanagh’s article on the situation in the UK today:

    There is a culture war between a noisy ‘woke’ minority and Tories who have just been re-elected with a landslide by the British people

    A single hiss of disapproval can paralyse Parliament, police and politicians, silence the broadcasting media and advertising industry and intimidate the capitalist world it is out to destroy.

    It is the start of a Whitehall revolution planned by Downing Street mastermind Dominic Cummings and briefly delayed by Covid, another bureaucratic bungle.

    “Most British people reject the Left’s elitist view of the world,” says a senior minister.

    “Yet Blairite appointments dominate most of the top jobs, with little control from a Conservative point of view.

    “The police are the worst. Teachers are another. Universities have been taken over by the Left in recent decades.”

    In the words of Mr Cummings: “A hard rain is coming.”

    It can’t come too soon.”

    Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11976950/trevor-kavanagh-boris-johnson-vocal-minority/


    • Fedup2 says:

      Wow – I thought Mr K was of the Guardian – paid bubble – but I suppose the pay at The Sun must be pretty good . He won’t be being seen on all of those BBC so called ‘politics ‘ shows which are really only a propaganda package for the Well healed Far Left (Maitliss Marr Peston ) pretending to hold power to account when it’s really about ‘gotcha ‘


      • Guest Who says:

        If going on visual cues, you may be confusing him with Mucho Pomposo himself, namely Michael White.

        I’ll give him this admission though.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Guest – no – could never get confused with traitor white ranting from the sidelines these days


      • vlad says:

        People like to sneer at the Sun but as the broadsheets converge and drift ever leftwards, it’s one of the few papers to express righteous indignation and anger at what’s happening to this country.

        The increasingly woke Telegraph is too patrician to stoop so low as to actually express emotion – that’s for the plebs. The Times gave up the fight and went for the safe middle ground ages ago.


    • Beltane says:

      Surely if we all quite rightly accept that ‘Blairite appointments dominate the top jobs…..’ and that the insidious effects of this very evidently continue to blight our lives, why are they still there after a decade of Conservative government?
      Perhaps the sad answer is that ‘government’ should also be in quotes.


  5. StewGreen says:

    Alex Belfield is suing the BBC ( 30 minute video )
    after they sent the police around to his house for the second time.
    #1 He’s crowdfunding a £100K
    #2 He’s pledged “I will broadcast one FOIA each day to expose BBC corruption”

    The weird thing is it’s playground stuff that shouldn’t need police and lawyers.
    A BBC radio presenter says he feels harassed cos Alex accused him of sending an email to a troll.
    Belfield replies ‘ I’m only replying and investigating, cos your fingerprint is in that email.
    you are admitting you wrote the email
    cos you refuse to formally deny it’


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC uses lawyers like celebs use the DM to ‘reveal’ their latest secret anguish.

      I take an interest in FOIs as the BBC has so far exempted itself on every one, and especially ones nothing to do with journalism, art or literature.

      The irony here is the BBC is very much a fan of the Witch Still method of establishing innocence itself.


    • Guest Who says:

      Bit long for one shot, so I have left it where Vile hires a private detective to try and undermine someone the BBC does not like.

      And on other matters of harassment, surely it is not enough for the police to come trotting round simply to say someone is beastly, especially if they don’t like turning up unless perps are climbing in windows with machetes?

      Or does the BBC ‘know people’ with common interests?


  6. DiamondLights says:

    I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but this stuff is all over LinkedIn these days…



  7. vlad says:

    A timely message from the Archbishop of Sanctimony.


    • G.W.F. says:

      This is his best so far. In the name of the father, Karl Marx, Greta Thunberg, Amen.


  8. taffman says:

    Just got up and tuned into Talkradio which was ‘breath of fresh air’. I caught the end of the Ian Collins programme. He was pulling apart BLM, good for him !
    If other radio presenters had the balls to stand up to the virtue signalling snowflakes and closet Marxists, especially those on Al Beeb , Great Britain would be a much better place.

    Great Britain would also be a much better place if those that hated our country just left and went to other countries that they think would be better for them. After the second world war many Britons were disillusioned and emigrated to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
    I am sure that the current disillusioned population would find a suitable home in the Middle East, Africa and the West Indies?


  9. Doobster78 says:


    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile, in w1a..


      • Dave S says:

        He would say that wouldn’t he.


      • JamesArthur says:

        He really is a F**kwit.
        Do you think he has now been briefed on what BLM stands for and trying to get off his bloody virtue knee. You could see the angst in his face as he did what the BBC would call a U turn if it was Boris…

        How many more will be coming out with the same claptrap..as they try to unhitch themselves..


  10. john in cheshire says:

    This is today’s edition of UK Column News.

    Information about face masks, vaccination of babies and Vanessa Beeley reporting on the continuing war in Syria.


  11. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Lunatic Prof Editor will have fun with this one.

    Or ignore it. As they are known to do.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Maybe Jon and team could start campaigning in Clarke County?

    BBC News

    Beyoncé has urged black communities to vote in the upcoming US elections, and praised protesters around the country.

    Beyoncé: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

    Has Joe Biden confirmed she is, well, you know… ?


  13. taffman says:

    Al Beeb website news this afternoon – No news.


  14. digg says:

    The Washington Post reports the colleges and Universities in the USA are to give up the requirement for good grades from potential students instead taking into account their situations.


    I believe this is highlighting that these institutions are no longer interested in attracting bright intelligent students, they simply want “foot soldiers” for their new cause of social revolution.

    The outcome will be many thousands of ill-educated, brainwashed zombies spewing out of these institutions and expanding the cause for “rights over ability’ with direct action. Demanding status and respect without responsibility or ability.

    I expect our own Universities to follow this lead, they are already morphing into political sects or training grounds just as dangerous as the Charles Manson model, trying to attract gun fodder whilst keeping their income as high as possible.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Political correct selection and quotas at the BBC have already produced a barrier for intelligent people. If you complain to the BBC, you eventually find out that the experts the BBC uses to respond to your complaint are less qualified than yourself. Most of the BBC’s scientific experts don’t have any scientific qualifications. BBC Complaints staff, ill-educated in intellectually worthless degrees like philosophy, employing ill-educated philosophy graduates from the same University. Brainwashed in failed ideologies like Marxism. These “Reign of Terror” terrorist ideologies changing their names from “Marxism” to “Communism” to “Momentumism” to “Hopenothateism” to “Antifascism“ to “Blacklivesmatterism” and, I guess the next one is the final solution, called “Positiveantiwhiteism”. Which wants to produce a Britain something like Nigeria, but without Whites running the essentials.

      Since the last known Mensa member left the BBC when Lord Hall was appointed, its been a well known joke that the technology at the BBC is more intelligent than the people. Its also known that the middle-class left-wing white people working at the BBC regard themselves as equal in intelligence to the average Black person. So this means that the average IQ of a complainant must be over 100, because the average IQ of those at the BBC who deal with complaints is estimated to be 85.

      Ironically, this low IQ protects the BBC from being caught out by the complaints. Because BBC staff walk about in an intellectually vacant fog unable to understand the complaint.


  15. pugnazious says:

    Just how many black voices do you hear on the BBC critical of BLM? Any? Are they too scared of the backlash or is the BBC censoring their views? Both probably….and why is the BBC not concerned about that ‘backlash’ for anyone critical of BLM?

    When Muslims bomb and slaughter people in the streets or massacre children at music concerts the BBC’s first reaction is to claim that Muslims are the main victims of such attacks and that they must be protected from the backlash…which never comes of course.

    When a black man dies in the custody of a white police officer the BBC’s first reaction isn’t to stop any backlash against police officers or white people in general but is in fact to ramp up the rhetoric and hate against such people regardless of the facts in any such case….the BBC actually directs hate and violence against whites and their society, culture and history.

    The BBC has become a platform almost exclusively for Black grievance…an endless torrent of stories of how white racism has dogged their lives….but when you hear it you realise most of it is laughably trivial and shows how isolated those complaining are from wider life as they don’t seem to realise that the ‘racism’ they complain of is just everyday life for all, including white people. Someone asking where you come from, or about your life, or about your style, clothes or hair is not racism…it’s called taking an interest…the same complainants often then moan that people don’t take an interest in them and their ‘black identity’ and treat them just like any other person…this is also racism apparently.

    The fact that more Whites are killed by police in the US in proportion than Blacks seems to pass the BBC by, as does the fact that many of those ‘racist’ white cops are in fact Asian or Black…..not least is the fact that by far, by far, the most black deaths are caused by other blacks.

    All that passes the BBC by but it never lets the chance go by to have a dig at White people, to demonise and shame them. Consider Clara Amfo and Nihal…both successful people doing well for themselves. Amfo probably over-reaching beyond what her talent might give you to expect, she is a tad boring and middle of the road for R1, possibly too boring even for R2. Nihal thinks that his BBC programme is his own personal platform from which he can castigate white people for their evil racist ways, hardly a day goes by without him flinging out wild accusations of one kind or another. You would think Britain was an absolute hell hole for Blacks and Asians if you listened solely to him….Bames unable to walk the streets without being lynched.

    Curiously what we don’t get on the BBC are voices like this….Jon Pienaar, no coincidence having just left the BBC and not censored by them anymore, said….

    ”I wouldn’t describe Britain as a racist country.

    ‘I grew up strongly believing that part of Britain and part of Britishness meant a kind of a leaning towards tolerance. I thought the British character recoiled from extremism.

    ‘I still kind of believe that.”

    And from an Asian female….

    The Truth abut racism in London

    ‘As someone from an ethnic minority, Britain does not seem to me to be a ‘systemically racist country’. On the whole, it is a bloody brilliant place for us bloody foreigners. Of course, there are white British racists. Loads of them, in fact. But I’ve received just as much racist abuse from non-whites.
    It isn’t just white British people who are hostile, suspicious and resentful of people ‘not like them’. Those people ‘not like them’ are ‘just like them’ in exactly the same ‘racist’ way, venting their spleen against other minority groups for trying to muscle in on more than their share of the British cake. ‘

    Instead we get BBC employees using their programmes to vent their own prejudices and bigotry and not a little racism. The BBC actually permitting and promoting these outbursts.

    You might ask when did you hear either of them get so emotional about murders in Britain as they seem to be about the death of George Floyd three thousand miles away in America?

    When did you hear them break down and cry on the radio when a music concert was bombed in Manchester killing 23 and injuring 139, most of them children, or when Lee Rigby was savagely killed on the streets of London or so many others slaughtered by Bame terrorists, and in Amfo’s case when so many black kids get murdered on the streets of London or in Nihal’s case when over 250 were killed by Muslims targeting Christians and Westerners in Sri Lanka, the land of his fathers?

    Just when did they sob for those victims? Or for this white man killed in a way so similar to George Floyd?

    Or for this white woman shot by a Muslim police officer…

    No, no tears shed for them, no long emotional outbursts for them.

    Here’s a taste of what Amfo said….

    ‘‘I’m fully aware that we are in the middle of this devastating pandemic, and I’m fully aware that I’m not a medical professional or a frontline worker. I am just a woman who does a radio show. But my job is very public facing, so I want to talk to you.’ The 36-year-old then warned listeners she would be discussing race and violence, before noting that the BBC often discusses mental health and saying: ‘Mine was in a really, really bad way yesterday, in fact it has been for the past few days, in particular, in relation to the death of George Floyd. George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died whilst being held under arrest.’

    ‘Now, I didn’t have the mental strength to face you guys yesterday, to ask, “hi, how was your weekend” like I usually do with my happy intention, because I know that my weekend was terrible. I was sat on my sofa, crying, angry, confused, and also knowing, stuck at the news…’

    Amfo’s voice broke as she struggled to continue with her speech. ‘…stuck at the news of yet another brutalised black body.

    Knowing how the world enjoys blackness and seeing what happened to George, we black people get the feeling that people want our culture but they do not want us. In other words, you want my talent but you don’t want me. ‘There is a false idea that racism, and in this case anti-blackness, is just name-calling and physical violence, when it so much more insidious than that.’ The star then quoted comedian Amanda Seales, who said: ‘You cannot enjoy the rhythm and ignore the blues.’ Amfo added: ‘I say that with my chest’, before pointing listeners towards two shows tonight – Annie Mac’s show, which will be dedicated to black artists, and Seani B and Ace’s show on 1Xtra, where they will discuss their experiences as black men.’

    Pretty racist views expressed there….and elsewhere as she declares….

    ‘The subjugation of black people the world over is not new news to us, the institutions of white supremacy are not new to us’

    Nihal raged against white people in a similar vein demanding that they metaphorically, if not literally, take the knee and recognise their sins…white people are the problem.

    He starts off with a lie, that George Floyd was murdered because he was black….one, no judgement has been passed as to how he died and two….how does Nihal know that the police officer did what he did based on Floyd’s colour? His whole spiel is based on that false premise and that ‘Britain’, his code for ‘white people’, is a racist country with engrained, endemic, racism and a system of oppression…lol….

    ‘Yesterday I took the day off because it was my birthday and for the first time in a long time I woke up this morning and really didn’t want to come in to do this today, and that was because I woke up with an overwhelming feeling of sadness. It wasn’t the kind of sadness you feel because you’re football team lost….it was a sadness that felt so deeply embedded in my head, part of the reason for that was because I woke up and thought about this word we’re currently living in and it seems such a toxic place, a place so riven by hate and by complacency, because complacency allows hate to fester, and I really couldn’t quite cope with it for the first time in a long time.
    I thought about back when I was 20, when Rodney King was savagely beaten by police officers of the LAPD and it was captured on grainy video, and it was only because it was captured that it ended up with those police officers going to trial, they were acquitted, and there were riots across America, specifically in LA, and I thought to myself, and I have done so for some days now, ‘What has changed that we can see in May 2020 an African-American man having a police officer place his feet…kneel on his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds and see the life ebb out of that African-American man over an accusation of a counterfeit 20 dollar bill…and what do we tell our children?

    Now I’m in a moderately privileged position…my kids are Asian, they’re less likely to be victims of the kind of discrimination black people find themselves in. What do I tell my children, what does a black parent tell his children, or her children, about this world we’re living in in the US or here.
    We can’t pat ourselves on the back and say we are immune to this kind of prejudice, engrained prejudice, so I’m still feeling sad.
    So today instead of revelling in how depressing this is I want to understand how we change it.
    We can dismantle the system of oppression, we can change the world, we can’t accept this.
    [Starts crying]
    It’s sad,…I don’t want to be sad any more…tell me how we change…I’m sick of it, if you’re not sick of it I suggest you’re part of the problem too. We can all make a difference…it’s not acceptable to say ‘All lives matter’…black people are disproportionately suffering at the hands of the justice system in this country and if you can’t recognise that there is a problem.
    If you are white this effects you too…this hate, this division, this oppression undermines the future of our societies.’

    Why did the BBC allow such emotive and personal statements to be made, statements that were clearly based on the speakers’ own opinions and not facts, their own perceptions and not facts, their own prejudices and not facts? Why did the BBC not just allow them to go ahead but actually promoted the statements throughout the day….

    Both Amfo and Nihal had extracts from their speeches read out and praised….and yet they were racist, factually wrong and intent on stirring up hate against white people.

    Can you imagine the BBC allowing a white presenter to speak in a similar way about Muslims as a whole and their religion after a terror attack? Andrew Neil gave an impassioned speech after the Paris attack but it had a very specific target and was not about Islam and Muslims in general unlike Nihal and Amfo who denounce all white people and their ‘system of oppression’….


  16. Foscari says:

    Nick Buckley MBE who started a charity in Manchester nine
    years ago to help disadvantaged kids of all colours was sacked
    from his job because of his opposition to the BLM organization’s
    Marxist anarchist agenda
    Change.org have a petition to reinstate him. Lets show the BBC
    and the rest of subjugated media what we think of their
    prostrating to this organization who are out to wreck the
    social harmony of the UK. Let’s get 10 MILLION signatures !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • pugnazious says:

      How long before the petition is ‘cancelled’?

      BLM is considered a terrorist organisation by the FBI…a ‘Black Extremist Identity Group’….considered a “priority domestic terrorism target,”

      ‘“The FBI judges BIE perceptions of police brutality against African Americans have likely motivated acts of pre-meditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement,” the document states. “The FBI first observed this activity following the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent acquittal of police officers involved in that incident.”

      “The threat to law enforcement from BIE…is likely to remain elevated, and may continue to expand, driven in part by continued calls for violent action on social media,” the document says. “The FBI assesses racially charged events, coupled with the wide-spread media attention of the events…remain contributing factors to the emergence of violent lone offenders within the BIE movement.”’

      BIE being of course BLM.

      And of course their ‘perceptions’ are fed by the reporting of the likes of the BBC which tells them they are being executed by white police officers.


    • infoquest says:

      Foscari – do you have a link, please?


  17. JamesArthur says:


    just signed. We need more brave people to speak up…


  18. pugnazious says:


  19. Doobster78 says:

    Here’s a BBC tweet and a reply from a typical leftie.

    Now, look at his bio !!!! Give me strength !!! What are these folk on ???

    “John Doe
    Tackling racists one at a time , by reporting them to their employers , customers, family and friends

    Anyone dare to have a different view to John and that’s it, he tells your employer !!!!! These lefties are a dangerous , DISGUSTING bunch. .


    • StewGreen says:

      Strange account this John Doxx
      – tweets a lot against the BBC, cos he bizarrely thinks it’s a government mouthpiece
      – Its hyper EU. Before the referendum it kept tweeting BBC if they ever looked like they might tweet an anti EU thing like a newspaper headline.
      – The writer occasionally tweets against Labour party racism
      – the account is just intimidation, no one reads the tweets much
      cos almost all have zero likes.
      – Certain clues that the writer is not a native English speaker.


      • StewGreen says:

        It sometimes uses variations of the word gammon

        and has praised @JolyonMaugham


  20. Sluff says:

    Here’s my double entry for ‘you can’t make it up’ and ‘irony of the week’.

    Among many excruciating items on the BBC1 6 pm news………

    There is an initiative to increase the number of BAME football managers and coaches. The BBC is enthusiastic.
    At the end of the report, the ‘journalist’ actually says, in terms ‘with over a third of BAME footballers in the Premier League (only a third? – Sluff) tackling the discrepancy is long overdue’.

    The discrepancy in question is of course the perceived lack of BAME coaches and managers.
    The discrepancy of the shortage of white players in the Premier League, mentioned by inference only, was of course, totally un-addressed.


  21. StewGreen says:

    Panorama, whose really behind the prog ?
    … Panorama haven’t tweeted at all about tonight’s progs
    but the unions keep tweeting about ot.


    • StewGreen says:

      Panorama themselves are actually still tweeting about last week’s prog
      as if they had some kind of obsession about shouting
      “far right”


  22. Sluff says:

    Talk about having it both ways, or even all ways.
    Fiona ‘headshaker’ Bruce tells us of a Coronavirus spike in Leicester and may lead to local lockdowns. Cue inferential criticism of the government. Relaxing lockdown too soon ?

    Meanwhile our Fiona also shakes her head because the air bridges and possible foreign holidays have not yet been announced.

    So the lockdown is both ineffective (Leicester) but not being released fast enough ( holidays).

    Make your mind up Fiona.


  23. StewGreen says:

    BTW ne t weeks Panorama topic
    is felays in cancer treatment.



    • Dave S says:

      Not just the hospitals., The Gps are not doing much. Just coasting along if you ask me.


      • Beltane says:

        As are the practices, their nurses and most of the dentists. The hard truth is that the NHS has collapsed as an actual, viable service. All concentration is focused solely on hospitals and all the peripheral yet vital services are in abeyance, building up back-logs of patients of such length that most will be dead before the queues even begin to shorten.
        Mind you, the figures might look good by then.


      • BRISSLES says:

        You’re right about the GPs. In fact, I’m not sure what exactly they do all day ! Certainly they are no longer seeing patients which is what they get paid megabucks for, and if you’re unlucky enough to need a doctor, then its an online form to fill in (which if you put in a ‘key’ word you will be told at the end of 10 minutes filling in, that you need to go IMMEDIATELY to an emergency medical centre – if you can find one, or dial 111, not sure that was necessary for my foot twinges), OR you can chance your arm and hope the surgery answers your early morning call to get in line for a phone call from the doctor.

        I have yet to speak to anyone in my village that has actually spoken to a doctor via phone from the surgery in months !.

        Its a completely chaotic and frankly scary situation this country finds itself in for the basic need of getting medical attention. And when Boris promises to spend more billions on getting the economy restarted by more construction work and infrastructuring, then we need more sodding houses like we need a hole in the head ! More housing estates, means more people registering at doctors surgeries, yet there is no extra doctors to cope with all this new ‘infrastructure’.


  24. Darcy3 says:

    Urge you to see what antifa and blm are REALLY about, shutting down journalists, silencing voices

    NO different from violent NAZIS at their worst:



    • StewGreen says:

      probably best to have the video


      • Up2snuff says:

        Thanks for that Stew. Kinda scary – I have relatives in the Toronto/Greater Toronto area.


      • The General says:

        How the hell has it come to this ?
        Police condoning, if not assisting, lawless people assaulting
        journalists going about their legal business.
        It does not matter what a politically motivated mayor decrees
        the police MUST protect free speech and open reporting.


      • vlad says:

        Sad… and scary. The barbarians have well and truly taken over.

        And the police defend the savages!


  25. Northern Voter says:

    I am in the process of looking to buy a new car, and I was looking at getting a Mercedes Benz A class, looks a nice car, well built etc. Then I read in the morning paper that Mercedes are going to change the colour of their race car from the traditional silver to black to appease their chauffeur. He will also be changing to black overalls. If in 1945 Adolf Hitler had won the war, does he think he would be driving a Merc? I am now looking at other car manufacturers. Mercedes will be losing more sales than just mine. They must be ferking stupid.


  26. Darcy3 says:

    I do not want to hear anymore sh+t about BAME covid victims, have a look at the pictures in this article it is like a scene from Africa

    BIRMINGHAM if you believe it


    Hundreds ignore social distancing rules to flock to Birmingham’s Bull Ring shopping centre to see YouTube prankster Canking whose favourite stunts include offering money to strangers to punch him in the face

    YouTube star Canking’s ‘Covid fi dead’ event in Birmingham city centre attracted hundreds of fans yesterday


  27. Dobyns says:

    Neil Hamilton 1
    Sukeer 0


  28. Stuart the Shrimper says:

    Maybe it is due to my background as a statistician, but I have always been fascinated in speculating what the demographic makeup of the forum I am writing in, is.
    Whether it be the forum of my beloved Southend United (no don’t laugh), on here, or even when I dabble in uncomfortable waters such as a BBC HYS.

    Without wishing to sound patronising, I feel so much common sense is spoken on here, and if the contributors are in any way a representative sample of our country’s population, then we are in good hands.

    Conversely, having just come off a BBC HYS about excess deaths, I feel thoroughly depressed about the overall standard of “debate”, if you can call it that, and it frightens me how many others in this country do think like that.

    Sorry to sound so morbid,but I feel genuinely concerned for the future of this country, pandemic or no pandemic.


    • vlad says:

      It’s hard to know what people are really thinking, so cowed down is the population by the thought police, and with no mainstream outlet to express and represent their true thoughts and feelings.

      Surfing the web and social media there seem to be many pockets of resistance, but how many do they represent?

      I too fear the rot goes so deep and is so widespread it will take generations to eradicate from the national psyche, assuming those in power even have the will to do so.

      ALL our institutions need to be decontaminated, from schools upwards, which would take decades – again assuming the will is even there.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Stuart -.i dont think this site hits the coloured makeup of the UK which seems to be touted – as if the colour of any particular person instantly reflects much – apart from what the arrogant BBC thinks it collectively believes.

      However – as a reflection of the majority UK view i think it is near .
      I say this because i really thought project fear and month after month would have impacted both brexit and the last election .

      Both proved that all the propaganda we record here counted for little .


    • Dave S says:

      You want to try the Guardian It is hilarious. They are so easy to wind up. I relish the insults and never back down. That gets them even madder. Golden rules. Never swear, never directly insult a poster and be sure of your facts.


  29. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – There is a difference, you know BBC.

    The BBC have got the knives out for Bojo à la Trump. They are fact-checking the PM’s claims about child poverty in England. In the article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/53181798 the BBC quote an incorrect figure for median income: £514 for 2018/19. That is nothing like the median income figure and is much more like the average weekly income for 2018/19. That may also relate to the UK as a whole but the BBC muddle it with a report from the Childrens’ Commissioner for England.

    If the BBC do not know the difference between median and average and UK and England, then there’s not a lot of point in paying any attention to their fact checking of the Prime Minister. The PM is most likely to be right and the BBC most likely to be wrong, based on those howlers.


  30. vlad says:

    Given that Enoch Powell foresaw the current anarchy in our country, BLM might consider a statue to his far-sightedness on one of the many vacant plinths going?

    The BBC could do a special on one of their culture shows.



  31. Fedup2 says:

    I wrote the other day that there is ( still )stuff on youtube about mr powell – and even after so many negative comments about him – – he had a rare and powerful mind – and and far from a cloned soundbite ppe career politician as one could find …


  32. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news did two tweets this afternoon
    Guess which ?

    #1 Opened the show opened with ?
    #2 which one they didn’t have to time to put in the programme ?
    Guess which one they have tweeted two time more in the last 3 hours

    BTW the black girl actually started her campaign 3 weeks ago
    so I don’t know why it counts as opening news today.


  33. StewGreen says:

    Calvin Robinson welcome to the DefundTheBBC campaign

    Dan Walker says the campaign is “all Russian funded bots”


  34. Fedup2 says:

    Lewis Hamilton is going to race in a black Mercedes when the tedious formula 1 comes back …. bit like the old JPS – John player special that was used when fags could be advertised .

    I googled “Mercedes and WW2” . It returned , on the first page , how Mercedes used slave labour to deliver its vehicles to the Nazi war effort ,which left me thinking that some slaves matter more than others ….

    I wonder how Mr Chip Hamilton can reconcile the antecedents of the outfit that pays his wages with his shallow ‘ideals’ …. as well as his very active UK tax avoidance measures ….


    • Dave S says:

      Not just Mercedes. All the big companies used slave labour. It is the dirty little secret they want kept hidden. All those coal mines where they died and were buried on the spot. The whole of Germany was a giant slave labour factory. Not just Jews but anyone unfortunate enough to fall in to their hands.
      There is a subtext in the film Schindlers’ List that few really get. Schindler employed slave labour in large numbers in a relatively small; industrial operation. How many did the others employ. ? Think about it.
      If we have to pull down a few statues then Germany needs to raze their factories to the ground.


    • JimS says:

      I know someone who was tasked with removing Nazi elements from Mercedes-Benz’s photograph archive.


  35. StewGreen says:

    BLM programming tonight
    Let me look in the Times TV guide

    #1 On the front on TV guide is a giant photo of the black musical Hamilton with pages inside

    9:30pm “Lucian Msamati” in an lan Bennett play
    10:45pm The daily black drama

    10:15pm PRIDE Live at the Apollo
    11:30pm Unarmed Black Male : William Chapman’s death

    8pm Olusoga with his Black History prog
    9pm Samira Ahmed’s Iranian art show
    Then cos there was only 1 hour of Alan Bennett on BBC1
    .. we get another 2.5 hours on BBC4

    9pm 12 Years A Slave

    21:30 Brit Bennett on race, identity and protest
    Next a show about Brixton Hill,
    why’s it endorsed by the Labour Party


    • taffman says:

      Time Al Beeb was de-funded. The answer to the Telly Tax supporters is to privatise it and offer them the chance to purchase shares in the broadcaster. Let us see if they all ‘put their money where their mouth is’?


  36. StewGreen says:

    Top school head


    • Van Helsing says:

      “The school means well…”

      Does it? Frankly, I have my doubts. Large ones.


  37. Jeff says:

    As though there hasn’t been enough racial strife in the last three weeks, the repulsive BBC are still stirring the pot.
    What an opportune time to show a nice cosy programme on BBC2, called Unarmed Black Male.
    It’s another delightful piece of bigoted propaganda pumped out by our state broadcaster.
    “A film following the murder trial of a white police officer in Portsmouth, Virginia, accused of shooting an unarmed black male…”

    Now, what could possibly be the incentive for showing such an inflammatory film at a time like this?

    Anyone might think The Beeb wanted to cause trouble.

    As if…


    • Van Helsing says:


      The BBC’s behaviour, taken as a course of conduct rather than a single action, could be said to be inciting racial hatred. Plod should really be having a none too quiet word in the DG’s ears.


  38. vlad says:

    The beeb continue to stir the race hate pot…

    “Early American policing – runaway slave patrols”




    • taffman says:

      Al Beeb is knocking back race relations by forty years with its propaganda. Defund Al Beeb. It does nothing in the interest of Britain nor its people.


  39. Darcy3 says:

    What you will never see on the bbbc:


    Wife is dragged through the streets and beaten in India ‘after trying to stop her husband from marrying another woman’

    Footage shows the moment a woman is dragged through a village by her hair
    The incident reportedly took place in Bahir, northern India, district on June 24
    At the beginning of the clip, the woman is on the floor when the man starts pulling her hair


  40. Darcy3 says:

    part 2


    Libyan refugee, 25, shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ as he stabbed three friends to death and injured three others using kitchen knife he bought the day before in suspected terror attack in Reading park, court hears


  41. Guest Who says:

    One reply so far. Gushing.

    From a former aide to a guy who had his arm round a bloke with a t-shirt suggesting dancing on a female political opponent’s grave.

    All good.



    • JimS says:

      Has this man got some ‘dirt’ on the DG?

      His only ‘talent’ is a massive ego.

      I expect he thinks he is being ‘edgy’, like those other louts, Obama and the pantomime major of Sheffield, by breaking societal norms – civilised man made floors for feet.


  42. Guest Who says:

    The MSM. Yesterday the likes of the Indy and Mirror were suggesting a couple of racist crackers were going full KKK on some peaceful protestors.

    Katty has not aged well.


  43. Guest Who says:

    “ Viewing pictures from Jordan Valley in Occupied Palestinian Territories for some long range, pandemic-era reporting from London.”

    Or, as also known, ‘rehashing old biases and stirring up sh*t by remote’. Very bbc.

    The tweet immediately before this on my timeline is surely just a coincidence.


    • JimS says:

      Memo from DG Climate Change, BBC to Jeremy Bowen.

      “Bowen, we are currently in a climate emergency and it is the duty of all BBC reporters to continue to report that.
      If the Royal Mail staff can wear shorts in winter it is surely not too much to expect you to go without socks in summer.
      Amol Rajan isn’t doing Middle East reporting yet.
      Take this as your final warning.”


  44. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole.

    “…100 days since the prime minister announced the nationwide lockdown. BBC Newsbeat has been following the lives of young people in one small town to see the impact it has had. It comes as a group of charities warns the young are facing “unprecedented threats” to their futures as a result of the pandemic, and should be prioritised.“

    Get ‘em young, BBC! Select the angry ones. And the nutters. Makes great tv.

    Also on the ‘mole…


    ‘Don’t call me BAME’

    The term “BAME” has been growing in prominence in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and a report into the backgrounds of those at higher risk of dying with Covid-19. But many people say it does more harm than good. Student Tosin Attah, 20, from the West Midlands, first heard it at university, but she would never use it about herself, likening it to the word “coloured”. “I mean, it was a white term, if we’re being honest,” she says. “White people made it so they don’t have to say ‘black’, because they feel weird saying black for some reason.”

    Read full analysis >

    Nora Fakim and Cecilia Macaul


    Welcome to the new ism…same as the old ism. Many people say.

    Pretty sure the bbc was pushing BAME right from the off, Nora. Ask Cecilia.


    • JimS says:

      Seems Major Gowen in Fawlty Towers was right all along then! (But now he is banned).

      Certainly outside of London our largest ‘ethnic’ minority is Asian. It must be really annoying to take second fiddle to ‘blacks’ or Africans, especially given the Asians in general regard Africans as sub-human and that high-class Asians see whiter skin colouring as ‘plus’, rather like the way our aristocracy did as it showed that one didn’t toil away in the sun.

      But then there never will be a ‘correct’ term, because the Marxists keep changing the language to ‘wrong-side’ their opponents.


  45. Guest Who says:

    BBC News flat out misrepresenting to stir further trouble.


    A couple have been filmed pointing guns at demonstrators in front of their house in St Louis, Missouri. The footage was originally tweeted by President Trump, then deleted.


    Imagine a mob broke down the doors to W1A?


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Walking by their house’ is the new ‘mostly peaceful rioting’.



      • Oldspeaker says:

        The most concerning aspect was the apparent lack of weapon handling experience GW. The lady looked like a comedy sketch in which the stooge is waving a gun around while those about her flinch and duck. Frightened inexperienced people and guns not a good mix. All for the right to own guns but they should have to pass a basic handling/competence test. (Bloke wasn’t much better)


        • thirstypak says:

          The most concerning aspect (for me) is THE lack of local security and Police who were both called and refused to attend and the reporting from the Lefty media. Competence is a side issue when 500 people break down your gate with the intent of looting/destruction/threat of murder???

          About 4 mins in…..


        • richard D says:

          I know what you mean, Oldspeaker, but that couple had every right to expect that people would respect their privacy, and that hordes of potential troublemakers would not wander through their property to get anywhere else – and given the propensity of these ‘protesters’ to break into a riot at the drop of a hat, they had every right to expect the police to protect them and their property. Failing these things, they decided to demonstrate to these people that invasion of property and potential damage, possibly to themselves, would not be a cost-free event.

          I am pretty sure that the lady was probably very frightened, and had no previous experience of using a gun, but was there to try to ensure that her husband could not be attacked just because he was alone. You can bet your A$$ that she’s getting firearms lessons every day at the moment. It is beginning to dawn on everyone in the US that they will have to protect themselves in future, because there either will be no police departments to depend on, or the police departments will be unwilling to stand up to these people – who have no intention of behaving in a lawful manner.


        • Guest Who says:

          It was evident, but what folk do on their own property is not my concern.

          Even here. I recall the Tony Martin case still.

          Folk still headed towards me and mine on my land despite warnings are better dealt with on the spot than from heaven.

          Storming W1A might see a similar result. But then and thereafter the establishment looks after its own.

          Or if Jill Dando, finds other ways.


    • Dobyns says:


      What Al Beeb failed to report is that the home is in a private, gated community. The protesters broke down the gates and ignored the “Private Property” and “No Trespassing” signs.

      What occured is the logical, and legal, equivalent of finding protesters in your back garden.


  46. AsISeeIt says:

    Thank you NHS

    Last week my GP texted me – I exaggerate of course, I got an automated round robin text notification. I was urged not to delay in getting health care. Good advice. However, should I require urgent medical help that was not an emergency (urgent but not emergency seems a fine distinction but heyho) my first port of call is, apparently, the internet. Seems both my GP & of course the NHS have websites. Obviously then my first resort is self-diagnosis via the interweb. Then my next resource is to use my telephone to enter the wonderland that is the customer service call centre. My text further reminds me of the Covid19 pandemic (strong word there – pandemic – is it scientifically confirmed as such – just asking?) anyway, I’m to only use A&E should my health issue be a serious or life threatening problem. Once again I’m referred to on-line services or my pharmacist (ie that grumpy woman with a difficult accent at the busy counter in Boots the Chemists). Eventually, my GP brags about the availability of on-line, telephone and video consultations. But if, presumably as one of the honoured select with a condition so serious I clear all previous hurdles (although by that advanced stage of need I’d imagine I’d be a gurney case), I may be ‘invited’ for a face-to-face appointment, then I’m warned in no uncertain terms that ‘infection control measures’ are in place. Which makes me feel like vermin. Sainsburys however, only treats me as a potential leper. Finally I’m thanked for my co-operation.

    For some reason I google the word Proletarian. Useful since I learn something new. The proletariat (/ˌproʊlɪˈtɛəriət/ from Latin proletarius “producing offspring”

    Offspring – I muse… presumably future generations may be required for the purpose of paying even more tax to sustain such fine societal services as the NHS


  47. taffman says:

    Using its biased propaganda, Al Beeb has failed in the last ten years to influence the public to get a Labour Government in office, it also failed to influence the people to vote against Brexit and failed to call for a second referendum when it lost the first. Seeing that its end is nigh it is using its biased swansong to weaponise ‘race hate’ during the pandemic to bring the country and government down .
    Time now for the government to privatise the ‘outfit’ .


  48. Doobster78 says:

    So Leicester goes back into “lockdown” and who’s fault is it per the BBC ?? Yep, you guessed it , the nasty Government !!!!

    Who saw that coming ??? ( rolls eyes).

    Looks like this weeks narrative is now set.

    Government lifted lockdown too soon, but, the BBCMSM happily promoted illegal mass demonstrations ???? But, its Boris’s fault !!


    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘So Leicester goes back into “lockdown” and who’s fault is it per the BBC ?? Yep, you guessed it , the nasty Government’

      But isn’t this quintessential socialism? The rest of the nation is ready to lift Lockdown but Leicester isn’t so the whole country ought to be levelled down to Leicester’s level. It’s only fair!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Leicester lockdown – cue labour demanding ‘ethnics and covid’ recommendations being finally published – maybe at the same time as the Pakistani paedo rape gangs report ….

        Can’t beat ‘open government ‘ can you ..?


  49. fakenewswatcher says:

    Is that R4, promoting and co-ordinating BLM under the pretence of reporting on ‘racism’?