402 Responses to Start the Week Thread 6 July 2020

  1. pugnazious says:

    Be interesting to see if the BBC fact checks Boris’ comments about care homes not taking enough care….bit of a quandary….they love trying to prove him wrong…but they know he’s right.


    • Beltane says:

      Knowing he’s right has had no diminishing effect on the constant streams of negativity so far pugz.

      I don’t think they could ever describe or conceive of their moral duplicity as posing some sort of quandary in their fight against our elected government – if they were to do that they’d no longer be the BBC we rely on to feed this site.

      And they will fight to the last widowed licence payer’s few pennies to fend off that reality.


  2. Scroblene says:

    To unsettle the ever-sliming fatberg of BBC dross, Scrobs has to announce that he had his first haircut for seventeen and a half weeks, and the event was a riot, with gorgeous girls everywhere, (Scrobs always goes to the same raven-haired, deeply heterosexual, beauty – she really knows her stuff), and a big tip was also ‘tapped’ to make up for the three she has missed in all that time!

    Now, isn’t that really good news?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Scrob – I think you might have been the bloke who got in in front of me today and made me queue . My pet mullet has been put down and replaced by a ‘number 4 ‘ … I did like being wrapped in plastic and told to wear a mask … I’d have paid just for that yet alone the head chop ….


      • BRISSLES says:

        Are you sure you two went to the barbers ? but instead bypassed Specsavers and disappeared into a dogs grooming parlour ? 🙂


  3. Sluff says:

    Imagine for a moment the following.
    A white doctor/hospital manager, talking about his hospital staff, say that it’s great that his white British staff really enjoy serving white British patients.
    Just imagine that. And imagine what would happen next.
    The roof would fall in.
    The BBC would be all over it. Front page webshite guaranteed. BLM would organise a demo. Labour and the Guardian would have apolexy. ‘Racist’ they would all cry.

    It hasn’t happened.
    But on BBCLondon at 1835, a BAME hospital manager/doctor speaking for Northwick Park Hospital in Brent, said in terms ‘Brent is very diverse and our staff are very diverse and so they feel they can serve their own people/country/ community.

    And from the BBC? Not a whisper.
    Hypocrisy doesn’t even begin to cover it.
    Racism is OK on the BBC.
    As long as a BAME person is doing it.


    • Sluff says:

      Oh, and tomorrow night on the BBC London Brent special.
      A feature on Brent’s Somali community !!!!!!!

      Errrrrr…no thanks.


  4. JimS says:

    I see Bianca Williams is still making ‘news’ with the BBC.

    Has anyone told her what ‘Bianca’ means?


  5. Guest Who says:

    Other than ‘Bless’, no comment.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think it would be well replaced by one of those shows where an evil capitalist buys a hovel – paints it mushroom and sells it on for thousands in easy profit – right up the BBCs alley …. …….
      Or that show where a nice family want to get the hell out of the UK and start again in a former colony which it still’ nice ‘…


  6. Sluff says:

    A laugh out loud, funny if it wasn’t so serious, entry in next week’s Radio Times letters page. And not just any letter but the ‘Letter of the Week’.

    Dottie North writes about the new, socially distanced ‘Question Time’. She writes……’having an ‘audience’ of just 12 viewers, appropriately selected to represent our diverse society….’.
    And in the picture which accompanies the letter is a ‘Zoom’ shot of the 12 viewers…….four of whom appear to be BAME.

    Yes, in BBC land ‘represent’ equals undervalue the white majority population.
    Which we already knew but always good to add to the proof.

    Maybe the QT producers should enrol in that unconscious racism course that SirKeir is set to attend.


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  7. Thoughtful says:


    Jaw dropping hypocrisy from the wealthy liberal elite complaining about ‘cancel culture’, but as has been pointed out to them, where were they when it was conservatives being cancelled, and to make matters worse, some of the people whining in this letter have actually been indulging in cancel culture themselves!

    I think we have all known the contradictions inherent within liberal policy, here is one effect of it.


  8. StewGreen says:

    I see they created a BAME only online TV channel
    that documents the achievements of non-whites in the 20th and 21st centuries
    Seemingly paid for by government grants and National Lottery funds from 2014.


  9. digg says:

    Now that Covid is slipping out of the public consciousness the Gobby Climate Prophets are dusting off their placards again…

    Coronavirus: Climate change ‘bigger threat’ than Covid-19


    Look like another summer of wild claims and ridiculous demands… and even though the shrill cries are coming from Wales, all of the spokespeople featured in the article appear to be Muslim, WTF is going on?

    Give me strength!


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC & TUC Wales PR trickery
      BBC News – Coronavirus: Climate change ‘bigger threat’ than Covid-19 https://bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53308828
      then the preview window is this
      \\ Air pollution a ‘bigger threat’ than coronavirus
      bbc.co.uk //

      That’s falsely equating the two things

      in fact Climate Change measures often increase air pollution and damage environment
      eg Drax wood burning is dirtier than coal


  10. StewGreen says:

    Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved the NHS.
    Tonight,9pm, @BBCFour


    • taffman says:

      They came here for jobs, wages and a better quality of life and they also spoke English . Not to save the NHS.
      Was there a NHS in the places where they came from ?


    • Thoughtful says:

      These woman appear past retirement age, if the NHS was ailing when they arrived then it must have been ‘ailing’ since its very inception !


  11. theisland says:

    Tucker: Can the left lead a country they hate?

    Good question – same here.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Don’t worry, Boris will make up the shortfall with UK taxpayer debt !


  12. taffman says:

    It is well known that AL Beeb hates the British Armed Forces , it now appears that they are beginning to hold the same opinion of the police ?


  13. StewGreen says:

    Other BLM tonight

    10pm BBC4 the Slave drama part 3
    10:55pm Film about black author Andrea Levy

    10:45pm black drama
    11.15pm HowsYourHeadHun with @michellevisage star of the BBC’s drag show prog
    (something going on cos all the stars of that drag prog have deleted all their old tweets)


  14. Guest Who says:



    • Fedup2 says:

      Hey another BBC droid ! Shall we play ‘spot the CV? Will C4 or the guardian feature ? Is she life long BBC – worked her way up from Wimmins hour ?

      Will there be more ‘nature notes ‘ or a daily quiz ? Or playing a bit of reggae when some Rasta no one has heard of has pegged it ? ( writers note – still haven’t heard Toady since Lent ) …..

      Another fing .

      I wanna be a Lord -Lord Fedup of maitlissss… guido says they get £162 for clicking the online vote button while they don’t have to go into the building – and apparently there are 200 of them who haven’t even clicked the button once ….
      … the . Greatest . Democracy . In. The . World …. drain the swamp ….


    • taffman says:

      Guest Who
      ‘Sideshow Bob’ from the Simpsons?


      • Fedup2 says:

        She was appointed the editor of kiddies “news round ‘ in 2009 …. onwards and upwards …. I bet she makes it more appealing to the younger audience – pension off the old presenters – ….. get some new blood from Radio 1….


  15. Guest Who says:

    A very bbc piece of ‘reporting’.


    • Dobyns says:

      Well, in America if you’re trespassing on private property it’s generally held to be best to say “Sorry” and move on. Failing to do that, you’ve brought whatever sh*tstorm happens after that down on your own head.


  16. vlad says:

    Despite the beeb’s billions, David Grossman (US correspondent) can’t seem to afford a razor, a tie or a decent dentist.


  17. Fedup2 says:

    I still wanna see the picture of princesssss maitlissss sitting on her throne in Buckingham palace like Ms Maxwell did ….


    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      ‘Princessss Maitlisssss’, 😅
      Still doing that one Fedup 👍🏻


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  19. StewGreen says:

    Quite a few people tweeted before the Mirror corrected itself.


  20. StewGreen says:

    Our Neil after the SNP mob hounded him out of National Trust Scotland

    The SNP had him labelled “divisive”
    cos his presence hurts their chances of dividing themselves from England.


  21. Fedup2 says:

    I can feel the midweek thread coming on …