447 Responses to Midweek Thread 8 July 2020

  1. AsISeeIt says:

    Talking Balkans

    BBC: ‘Coronavirus: Belgrade protesters storm Serb parliament over curfew’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53332225

    Just a thought, but could it be that, unlike we British, without the benefit of the BBC, progressive Uni conditioning, or a BAME minority to fret about, young Serbs will find something, anything, to justify their agitated reaction to lockdown stir craziness?

    ‘Far-right nationalists have been blamed for stirring up the unrest’

    You could have knocked me down with a feather.

    ‘Serbian media said they included an MP who has pushed anti-vaccine and anti-5G conspiracy theories.’

    Well, that’ll be it then. Whatever makes you happy, BBC.

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Just been past the pub , this Rishi bloke was making himself popular by paying 50% of everyone’s meal
    then when I looked in my wallet all my money had disappeared
    Rishi’s borrowing £300bn this year
    Through 28 million households
    That’s £300K for each 28 households
    That’s £10.7K each household.

    I don’t care if it is 50% off
    It’s not my world. I never eat out in the UK cos a meal is £5 plus whereas a can of beans is just 25p
    Whereas in Indonesia I pay 75p or a £1 to eat in a restaurant usually.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘paying 50% of everyone’s meal’

      So which footballer do we have to thank for our free meals this time?

      Don’t worry, some new sugar or fatness tax will recoup all the cash.

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    The fraud will be ….. immense

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    • StewGreen says:

      Yes fraud from that nasty Tim Wetherspoon Martin
      not from small Asian restaurants & close family accountants. etc.

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 drama now ..basically White woman bad
    oops she just used hte N-word
    It’s a repeat from 2 years ago.

    The Trial of Joseph Knight
    In the late 18th century, plantation owner Sir John Wedderburn returns to Scotland from the West Indies, bringing with him an African slave, Joseph Knight. By May Sumbwanyambe.
    In the late 18th century much of Scotland’s mercantile wealth is built on slavery.
    But when Knight runs away his escape and recapture help to pave the way for the abolition of slavery in Britain.

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  5. AsISeeIt says:

    From the BBC the scare story

    Or rather a screamer headline with precious little substantiation.

    ‘Record 60,000 new coronvirus cases in the US’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53330509

    Call it click-bait, it bleeds it leads, or simple anti-Trump sentiment.

    From other sources the facts

    https://thebahnsengroup.com/covid-and-markets/daily-covid-markets-missive-tuesday-july-7/?utm_source=cam%20social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Cam

    ‘As for health data, I thought this latest chart from the COVID Tracking Project was useful in visualizing the three data points that are most intensely monitored, the blue being the positive test cases, the orange being the 7-day average of mortalities, and the gray being the ICU headcount.
    Now, as this next chart shows, hospitalizations have increased as cases have increased, though on a far, far lower scale than case growth itself (i.e. cases are nearly double what they were in the highs of March/April as testing has quadrupled), but hospitalizations are only 2/3rds of what they were … That “hospitalization-to-case” ratio has collapsed, which is significant enough in its own right. But then when you dig deeper, you see what I think is the more profound development: Even with modestly higher hospitalizations, you have a collapsed level of ICU cases relative to total cases and a profoundly collapsed level of equipment utilization (ventilators, etc.).
    I suppose we can’t say with certainty why this is, but when you look at the highly reduced death rate from even hospitalized cases, one has to conclude either that the treatments have substantially improved, the case severity is less, or that the hospitalizations are including people who are not hospitalized because of COVID. I believe the causation of this positive development to be all three.’

    Good news, right?

    So why not report it?

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  6. pugnazious says:

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    Eleanor Oldroyd gibbering about the momentous event of the West Indies and England kneeling for BLM [hmmm…when did an England team last salute a racist ideology? See above]…and speaking approvingly of a raised black fist salute……hmmm…isn’t that just a Hitler salute? Isn’t it a ‘Black power’ salute? Isn’t that just a tad racist? Bet it would be if it was a white power salute….or somebody did one of those OK signs however innocently….all hell would break loose. No BBC presenter drooling over apparent white supremacists as they do over blatant black ones.

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  7. Zelazek says:

    Blacks were enslaved for centuries by Arabs. They were enslaved for centuries by white Europeans. And now despite enjoying all the same rights and freedoms as everyone else in Western countries, they have generally failed to reach the boardrooms and upper echelons of the institutions of those societies. No other race has continually been enslaved by others or failed to thrive when given half a chance. The obvious logical conclusion must be that blacks are in many ways inherently inferior compared with other races. I think most people secretly know this to be true but since such a belief is the definition of racism, it is better to stop thinking altogether.

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    • pugnazious says:

      Arabs are ‘black’ apparently….like Jesus….so it’s OK…like all those black tribes who sold the slaves to ‘us’….BBC et al not too keen to mention them and their part in slavery.

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  8. AsISeeIt says:

    Martin Freeman

    Freeman is a supporter of the Labour Party. As a teenager, he supported Britain’s now-defunct Militant political group and volunteered with the Labour Party Young Socialists.

    In 2015, Freeman appeared in a party political broadcast to endorse the Labour Party ahead of the 2015 UK general election. In August 2015, he was a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.

    Enjoy Martin Freeman’s MAJOR performance here as he drops the “N-bomb”

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Tonights agenda pushing TV
    BBC1 7:35pm everyone’s favourite Marxite actress , maybe she’ll accidentally slip in an anti-Israel conspiracy theory
    BBC2 9-10:30pmMrs America the 10 part drama the BBC bought in about 60s Lefty female activists good, righties =baddies
    BBC4 10pm Biopic of Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi
    foolwed by Heroes & Villains of The British Empire
    preceded by their mate Hislop dissing the Victorians

    BTW 9pm 5-Select Walking Roman Roads
    Ermine Street .on Channel 54

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  10. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm Radio4 “Look over there FakeNews,
    don’t look at us we are never fakenews, we don’t have a BBC corrections page that has daily updates even though we keep 90% off it”
    ..prog features Trump hating as well

    United Arab Emirates set up fictitious online personas and placed opinion pieces in dozens of real news outlets.
    Guests – Marc Owen Jones,Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar
    – Marianna Spring, BBC disinformation specialist

    Also in the programme, restarting TV production in a global pandemic, with Danielle Lux, CPL managing director, David Mortimer, STV Productions managing director, and Emeka Onono, director and executive producer of Trump in Tweets.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kp98

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    • StewGreen says:

      Trump Tweet guy upset Amol by explaining Trump is a marketing genius.

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  11. theisland says:

    Andrew’s latest

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Has he been given the Order of the Wimp? Why can’t he just shut up…

      I have avoided BBC for a week and spent time in Northeast sea side towns…all racist of course as 99% white…
      Turn on Bbc tv for 30 secs to hear them moaning about families that can’t educate kids as have no laptops..they find a typical mixed race family with 6 kids….they seemed nice but FFS why have 6 kids if you can’t afford them
      How does BBC find them?
      Then all I hear is BBC moaning about Boris….what he said was true about care homes…they are called lessons learned..but apparently not the ones BBC wants to hear..

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I rather hope he continues to ‘preach’ as the more rope he gets……….. ; the pair are already an embarrassment, and are becoming a laughing stock. Long may it continue. His Granny must be in despair, and wonder if she was a little hasty with her “they’ll always be part of the family and be welcomed back”. Hmmmm I bet its more like “like hell they will”.

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    The script for the film production of ‘ get harry ‘ has been leaked . It involves a dangerous daylight raid to rescue a fallen minor royal being held hostage by the Evil Princess and her ugly sister – ‘ nasty maxwell ‘ who runs a business grabbing innocent young girls away from their innocent familites and flying them on a private jet to a secret island …
    Helen mirren as maxwell ?

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    • Dobyns says:

      Ridiculous concept. I prefer movies I watch to be grounded in truth. I will rewatch Jurassic Park.

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  13. Jeff says:

    I thought the idea was that Harry and Moaning Meghan were going to distance themselves from public life when they departed these shores. FFS, they’ve never stopped sniping since they pissed off.
    It’s every other day that the Prince and Princess of Woke impart some new and irritating PC claptrap.

    I think a period of silence from these two pampered sprogs would be very welcomed.

    Make it about 40 years…

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Jeff
    I don’t think the actress one could be quiet for more than a breath … I wouldn’t ordinarily bother but since they are making pronouncements as private citizens in another country they deserve all the ‘negative ‘ they get . I don’t think they’ll get the ‘Mercedes in the underpass ‘ treatment though ….

    Back to Richy and his giving away our taxes – are we all meant to binge eat in August to get our moneys worth ..? Is the whole of Britain going to be covered in ‘just eat‘ delivery bikes not just delivering drugs ? Am I to die from an overdose of KFC family buckets ?

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  15. Luckyharry69 says:

    I dont know if the Cricket has been mentioned on here so far today?I am in the process of writing to the ECB to educate them on the ‘BLM’ movement

    Katherine Granger on the BBC moaning about women in sport and not enough ‘diversity’ etc etc

    I am slowly making a list of all the sports that I will be falling out of Love with;
    Football
    Cricket
    Rugby? Union and League
    Tennis?

    the next one will be my beloved GOLF.A game I truly love and enjoy, which genuinely is diverse and inclusive due to the handicapping system etc.And the snobbery has certainly gone in the last 40 years…

    BUT they STILL want to destroy it.The LEFT DESTROY everything…they never BUILD

    BUT will they all be taking the knee at the Ryder Cup/US Open/British Open when they come around?…I really hope not.
    Like a lot of you on here I am truly dispirited and disappointed with how sport is being hijacked and DIVERSITY rammed into every nook and cranny of our lives

    Are you all as depressed as me about it?Rant Over….sorry everybody I am SO PISSED OFF

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Lucky
    Does the commentator say “this sends out a powerful message “ when the sheep take the knee?

    The ‘powerful message ‘ is that we are bunch of overpaid thick mugs who have no idea what day it is ……

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  17. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    People in the UK all seem to be getting money thrown at them from this government.

    £ billions here, there and everywhere.

    Well, not quite everywhere.

    I haven’t seen anything going to the pensioners.

    The only mention is that the triple lock looks certain to be done away with as they don’t want to match the average wage increase which looks like it may be higher than normal.
    A percentage increase on just about the worst pension in Europe, or, about a quarter (or less) of the average UK pay rise.

    They’ve already saved about 35-40 thousand pensions because of Covid and seeding the care homes.

    Everybody is having money thrown at them except the pensioners.

    FSFP.

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    • Old Goat says:

      I’m afraid the elderly, and pensioners don’t count for much any more, and are best ignored and forgotten about…

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  18. pugnazious says:

    Just heard Danny Shaw telling us police have apologised for the stopping of black athletes…..he forget to mention this…which he obviously knows….

    Kind of a crucial fact….no misconduct by police officers stopping them….but Shaw merely reporting ‘police apologise’ gives impression they have something to apologise for….hmmm…being racist!except of course they weren’t.

    BBC feeding the black paranoia and dangerous myth about racist police.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      BBC said exactly the same giving impression the police were at fault

      Typical misleading by omission

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  19. AsISeeIt says:

    A Royal Prince, formerly a bit of a playboy, marries an unsuitable American, opts out of hard work and his royal duties, buggers off abroad and starts saying and doing politically controvertial things that go against the interests of his home nation… now where did we see that before?

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    • Dobyns says:

      At least we’re not paying Mr Markle and Prince Ginger to run the Bahamas

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Dob
        Yes ‘sent to the Bahamas ‘ to stop him or his wife giving away any more allied secrets to their friends and lovers…..

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  20. Stuart the Shrimper says:

    Something is puzzling me about the daily released covid-19 death stats.
    Today we are told from NHS England that in the last 24 hours, there were 42 confirmed deaths in English hospitals for people who had tested positive for Covid.
    Then the overall daily number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths are given as 126, of which the England component is 121.

    42 v 121? This implies that the 79 difference is from deaths either at home (fairly unlikely), or care homes (more likely).

    But doesn’t 79 look rather a big number in comparison with the hospital deaths?

    Also if the 79 are largely care-home figures, then what makes these homes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland so Covid resistant, giving the paucity of deaths there?

    Unless I am missing something glaringly obvious, I think we need a few answers.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Yes you are missing something
      The daily number is not deaths occurring in the last 24 hours.
      It is deaths registered in the last 24 hours in all locations
      Some death certificates from Saturday/Sunday etc. may have been sat in the doctors in tray and he’s only signed them today.

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  21. StewGreen says:

    Our Neil on Talk Radio earlier

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    • Hypnos says:

      All this bending of the knee.

      Made me think of how I am not as supple as I once was and what if I am called into action by folk around me to make the gesture as demonstrated by Sir Kier et all?

      So I thought about it hard, for all of a second, and have been busily relearning how to touch my toes. Not that I may bend the knee but they can kiss my posterior.

      Cricketers now, will it never end.

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    • Venutius says:

      One of the few genuinely wise, anti-woke voices yet to be cancelled.

      His soliloquy on the Somme put Covid death tolls and the perceived ‘civil rights struggles’, some pursue, into real perspective.

      We need more like him, using their platform to fight back against a damning, pernicious headwind from our left.

      Respect to Neil Oliver from me.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Great guy, Venutius.

        ‘Coast’ was one of our favourite programmes, but like just about everything on the BBBC now, has been hi-jacked by wokes and libs, so we’ll never watch it again – especially as they seem to want to charge a fortune for copies these days! Bloody cheek, after we paid for it all in the first place, but that’s what happens when lefties take over, it’s always spending and charging, never offering value, just simpering at their socialist ideals.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Ven
        The Somme fascinates me in the way of “how could it happen ?” There is a 3 part series put out on PBS america by a sensible historian explaining just how bad the British High Command was . Its personal because my granddad went over the top – but on Day 2 … and somehow survived the whole campaign .,,,

        As for the closeness of war..,, well there still plenty of enemies -,islam – the EU – and of course .. the chinese ..,, where a comventional
        War could kick off in the south china sea and spread very quickly .,,

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        • Venutius says:

          Yes, Fed. Neil mentions a gossamer like thread between peace and war. I see it exactly that way. In 1916 at least we coalesced around a flag. What would would our leaders have us defend today, should the cobweb fall?

          Woke? Celebrities? Trans-rights? Racial equality? of course not. That single fact and the increasingly low level internal civil conflict emboldens and provides ‘tinder’ to everyone who would do us harm. Turing a blind eye to all this, our entire establishment have put everything on a horse called ‘globalisation’. It’s myopic at best.

          On China, it’s a ‘prisoner of geography’, which incidentally is a great book. It explains Kashmir, Pakistan and the strategic importance of Japan, Taiwan and the South China Sea. I believe this is bubbling in a way uncertainty did in the early 1930s.

          Your Granddad sounds like some character! You must be very proud.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Ven – my granddad did the whole of the Great War – from 1913 to 1919 – and was in one of the first regiments to engage the hun . I only knew him as a kid and I must have Been a real nightmare trying to get him to talk about it . He never did .

            As for the prospects of War – are we already in one ? Is covid just part one ? They say the shape of war changes – there can be no doubt that the virus is changing the shape of nations even if temporarily and mindsets have been disturbed – as shown by the ‘nonsense ‘black Issue .

            So let’s keep the toilet roll supply filled and be ready for the next insanity in supermarkets – panic doesn’t take much to ensue .

            We can rest assured that the BBC will be there to stoke the panic and discord .

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            • Venutius says:

              We’re always a few meals away from anarchy!

              The BBC….it’s the jockey on that horse I mentioned 😂

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Its worth the 20 minute listen – starting with The Somme and going through to our rapidly diminishing freedom of speech- and if the likes of the BBC could do it – freedom of thought.
      Its difficult to assess where we are with the virus . Are we at an end ? Does it do a sars? Or is this just the first half break before it gets going again – perhaps in an even more dangerous form . The latter will extinguish the current madness but the price will be high .

      If we are at the end and this frankly insane race thing carries on then it continue to denounce dissenters and criminalise them as well ad banish them from speaking . If unemployment ticks up the way some are predicting there will be more tangible discontent .

      Hell of a lot of thoughtless zealotry about courtesy of enemies such the BBC .

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  22. Scroblene says:

    Ha ha ha – Hypnos!

    Same here too!

    Why kneeling down makes the slightest bit of difference, except to virtue-signal that you’re even more a prat than some over-paid racing driver or fooboller, is beyond me, but hey, some religions stick their bums in the air several times a day, so maybe they’d like to change their habits as well!

    That pic of Surrkeer kneeling down in his CandA suit showed just what a load of caber-slingers we have in Westminster; the bird on his left looked as if she was on a wobble, but then we don’t know what they’d been up to before the stupid pic was taken…

    Anal signalling is getting a bit beyond a joke, and deserve a couple of fingers and a turn of the back – maybe a ‘moon’…

    …now there’s a thought…:0)

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    • StewGreen says:

      I expect the BBC/Labour Party alliance have had some focus group feedback on their BLM campaign, and been very surprised.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news : as ever sending camera crews to places that aren’t really necessary
    Stockbridge the Indian owned steel mill, where the manage said the government must by British.
    FFS steel is a specialist product. by its nature it’s an international market. A large amount of UK product is exported.
    What we don’t want is other countries dumping or being protectionist.

    Then outside the Kit Kat factory in York
    cos they agre moving from one fair trade certifier to another.
    I guess the reporter he’d get invited into the office, but he wasn’t.

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Oh look an activist org is broadcasting over the top of the BBC1 news An appeal can you send in your second hand laptops full of porn for this 6 child mixed race family to use.

    BBC where news and activism are all mixed together.

    Local news starts
    ..same effing topic ..Send in your laptops.

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  25. StewGreen says:

    11am Radio4 basically a prog made by the activists that ferry immigrants out of Libya.

    6:30pm ..”We’d better get a BAME .. let’s interview Floella Benjamin”
    7:20pm Arts prog about African American playwright

    7:45pm book by Indian diplomat
    8pm Moral Maze about Gambling
    8:45pm another BAME
    9pm more BLM

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  26. Tabs says:

    Currently having a family holiday in the Devon and Cornwall area. The local BBC regional programme ‘Spotlight’ just showed two teenagers “struggling to find employment”.

    The first was a scruffy looking long haired teenager with dyed hair. He said something on the lines of, “I applied for a job at the campsite just before the lockdown and I didn’t hear anything back from them so I guess I haven’t got the job. That would have suited me fine and there is nothing else I want to do”.

    The other was a green haired girl with tatoos and piercing all over her face. She said, “I was like, you know when like, like stuff and like…it was like but I didn’t like or think it was likely but like [shrug]”.

    Surrrrreeee, the lookdown is the reasons these two cannot find a job.

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  27. digg says:

    The BBC website article following the Asylum Seeker stabbing in Glasgow.

    Glasgow stabbings: Long hotel stays ‘challenging’ for asylum seekers
    Asylum seeker Andrew said he heard that attacker had not been happy with conditions at the hotel.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-53225378/glasgow-stabbings-long-hotel-stays-challenging-for-asylum-seekers

    I once had to complain to the staff at a large hotel chain because the room they put me in had a washing machine running all night next door making sleep very “challenging”. My complaint had little effect though.

    I obviously need to learn how to complain more effectively next time by taking out a few of their staff with a knife in reception.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg – I preferred a room near the lift – which had its ups and downs …

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  28. vlad says:

    While the BBC are thrilled to give space to the Duke and Duchess of Wokeness and Clichés for them to pontificate condescendingly to us mere commoners, things could be going better for them on YouTube, where their achingly awful vid has attracted 1.6K likes to 2.3K dislikes as of now.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      What is it that chap says in the vid “ wills get your helicopter and rescue me “

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  29. StewGreen says:

    David Sedgewick on The Richie Allen show
    the podcast is up
    I had to flick down the page to the podmatic box
    and click the play box and move the slider 1 hour into the show

    https://richieallen.co.uk/

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Bit of good news Dr Liam Fox – a real Conservative – nominated for the WTO – strong American connections too ….and a real brexiter ..

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    Stew
    Very much in the manner of ‘largely peaceful ‘ serious public disorder – just upping the ante because people were KSI (killed and seriously injured ) – a friend of mine was in a car behind that bus when it ‘exploded ‘ – he was never the same chap afterwards because of what he saw and did …

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  32. StewGreen says:

    New hate crime laws proposed for Scotland may seriously undermine free speech – including the freedom to criticise or satirise religion

    https://www.secularism.org.uk/free-expression/scottish-hate-crime-bill.html

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  33. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch.

    Daniel Sandford – one of the very worst example of Biased BBC droid – has gone to twitter talking about BBC funding – naturally he has received more flak than a Lancaster over Berlin – and he seems to have Read the comments ..
    ……….I do wonder if creatures like him have even the slightest idea of how much his organisation is hated by so many now ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      This is it, Despite having 78,000 followers Sandford only gets 21 Likes for his tweet
      Guido’s reply gets 830

      Further down the Sandford account starts calling people Russian bots

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      • StewGreen says:

        part 2

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Jeez – do beeboids really think the anti BBC comments are from Russia ? That’s a real doozy …
          if he saw the comments here I don’t think he’d conclude they come from a a comment shop in st Petersburg

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        • StewGreen says:

          Then he replies to someone
          \\ Interesting that you think we are
          “white-hating”,
          but say you don’t like “identity politics //

          em Sandford wrongly claiming there is a contradiction with the guy’s stance.
          I could say that I am anti-promoting one sex over another
          and that I see an org is “male-hating”
          There is no contradiction in my stance.

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  34. StewGreen says:

    They do know they spit their metroliberal POLITICAL ACTIVISM in our faces

    Radio 1’s Greg James promoting Sky’s BLM cricket coverage
    “It’s vital that big broadcasters do things like this if we want to
    bring about change”

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  35. Gilead says:

    Hodge Twins once again shining a light on the lack of integrity from CNN and its poster boy Don Lemming.

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Now this… this… is…. comedy..

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  37. taffman says:

    \\”Boris Johnson told he has ‘no say’ on the M4 relief road”
    But Boris Johnson said he would revive the M4 relief road proposal – and “provide the Vicks Inhaler to the nostrils of the Welsh dragon”.//
    \\The M4 around Newport is often clogged at rush hour but Wales’ first minister scrapped a relief road plan last year after declaring a climate emergency.//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-53336549?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/uk_leaves_the_eu&link_location=live-reporting-story
    Is The Welsh White Elephant is getting too big for its boots ?
    A lot of taffmen think so. Talk to anyone using the M4 in the rush hour. Its stifling the economy of Wales .
    Climate emergency my @rse! It would be better for Wales if the Welsh Assembly was “scrapped”.

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    • Gilead says:

      Mate, I read today that WG is holding a review on street names and statues in honour of BLM. Dead serious. I’ve always pitied our English brethren because they aren’t allowed their own culture anymore, no GC flag in in case it offends somebody, no certain songs, etc. As a sheep shagger, Id happily sing ‘swing low” with 2 fingers up at a rugby match if it was banned. This shit is infuriating me now.

      Its coming for all of us. It needs to be stopped.

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      • taffman says:

        Gilead
        Defund Al Beeb
        Simple , but it’s a start.
        Also tell your MP.

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        • Gilead says:

          My MP is Chris Bryant. He recently held a poll on his FB page about this issue of certain plaques and statues and ‘should they be reviewed’ , it was 80% against. He did what a good liberal always does and ignored it and assumed he knows best. The only hope fo Wales now, is if we get rid of these Labour tossers at the next election.

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          • taffman says:

            Some say that Farage is renaming The Brexit Party next year to ‘The Reform Party’. Vote for them instead of the liberal Tory Party.

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  38. taffman says:

    “Comedy clubs get serious with plea for emergency arts funding”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53336131
    What comedy ? Comedy has been killed by the PC Brigade.
    When did you last laugh at any ‘so called’ comedy on Al Beeb?
    Al Beeb don’t do comedy.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      All the ‘comedians’ today just relate ‘situations’ in life, they couldn’t tell a joke if their life depended on it. Yet they seem to fill theatres and concert hall, but when you see the age group that attend it doesn’t surprise me.

      On the last series of Strictly there was a ‘comedian’ (never heard of him) called Chris Ramsey, who I thought was embarrassing and cringe worthy actually, and then I saw a segment of him on stage, and was glad I didn’t have to spend money on seeing him live.

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  39. taffman says:

    Me thinks that ‘Dick of the Yard’ has undermined the Met Police. This will not go well.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Apparently this organisation that has huge resources for promoting LGBTQ+XYZ* activism
    have a sideline delivering letters.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Whilst equality is great
      constantly pushing one victimhood group is not equality.
      The result is they have flooded Twitter with identical tweets
      #DontBeMoreCulty

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      Stew, you’re shouting at stamps.

      Apparently deliveries is nothing to do with them.

      Anyway, like every virtue signalling organisation that rainbows its logo, I’ve blocked it. That tactic has worked wonders in reducing the amount of woke advertising I get, though that one sneaked through.

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  41. taffman says:

    “Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air” The WHO is not up to much as it has taken them all this time to come up with that conclusion ?

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  42. Darcy3 says:

    They should have quit after Live at Leeds

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  43. Guest Who says:

    If only Lurch had been elected back in the day.

    Next up, BS, Lewis and the squad on everything wrong with the U.K. Government…

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  44. Guest Who says:

    #CCBGB impressive, even for Newsnight.

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    • vlad says:

      Mmm, can anyone think of another group who lost a vote but couldn’t accept it?

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  45. Guest Who says:

    Posted on a local Facebook noticeboard….

    ***

    Does your child want to be a YouTuber?
    Limited spaces

    A fun 2 hour workshop with staff who have worked on BBC Productions, Channel 4 productions and more!

    The children will be learning the following

    – How to use cameras

    – The platform of YouTube

    – Internet Safety

    – Fun games

    – The video editor

    We hope you love what we have in store for our workshops.

    [https://www.colourvisionstudios.co.uk/events/ross-on-wye-youtuber-workshop-1](https://l.facebook.com/l.php?

    ***

    Given the staff cv, I would not let my dogs near.

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  46. AsISeeIt says:

    To paraphrase Jimmy Greaves : It’s a funny old world.

    The BBC provides a plug for Oxfam warning ‘thousands could die of hunger’

    Indubitably

    Our focus is on the benighted nation of Yemen

    ‘Charity Oxfam says 12,000 people a day could die from hunger than from the disease itself’

    The phrasing is a bit squiffy but think we understand. By the way, the problem in Yemen – as far as one understands it – is one tribal and religious faction knocking seven bells out of another one. Oh, for a cohesive unified population… I digress.

    Had to smile at the pic used to illustrate this Yemen story. Just picture it for yourself – a women’s ward in some improvised clinic or hospital. The only woman NOT wearing a face covering was the doctor.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53344467

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  47. Guest Who says:

    The Beauty and the BS are toying with each other.

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  48. richard D says:

    On BBC Today programme this morning, an NIESR (National Institute of Economic and Social Research) representative was asked about how the country would be able to pay for all the money being spent on economic recovery, especially in the light of all the push (think Labour, the Unions, the BBC et al) for more and more and more money to be thrown at the problem.

    This guy quickly glossed over a response, which was basically, “Look, the UK is in an excellent fiscal position at the minute, so we shouldn’t worry about loading the UK, i.e. the future generations of taxpayers, with debt.”

    Two things in that very quick analysis of the situation, which the BBC neither challenged, nor sought to enlighten its listeners about.

    Firstly, has anyone even thought to ask younger people if they are happy to have an ever-increasing level of debt thrust upon them in the form of taxes on their future income. I’m not so sure that, if faced with that stark question, they might be a bit more cautious than those demanding more and more money to be splashed around today.

    Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, is the NIESR’s observation that the reason we could be able to do this, is that the UK’s fiscal position is really healthy. Considering the mess that the Labour Party (in the shape of Gordon Brown, commonly accepted to have driven the UK into the worst position of all the developed nations as we headed into the 2008 financial recession) left us in when they last were in power, the current position bears just a bit of clarity.

    Labour, the left in general, and the BBC in particular, have all been corruscating in their condemnation of so-called ‘Tory austerity policies’ killing our economy. Turns out that their policies over the past 10 years or so have left us in a much better position to tackle today’s problems than we were ever in prior to the 2008 fiancial diaster. Take note, Mr Starmer.

    But, of course, the Beeboid newsreader wasn’t listening to the answers he was being given, certainly wasn’t interested in giving any credit for the current fiscal health to the Conservative government, and simply wanted to move on to another question which more suited the BBC agenda, which more closely aligns with Labour’s policies of jsut spending money, no matter what, and leaving any future financial problems for a government of a different political stripe to resolve

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      …has anyone even thought to ask younger people if they are happy to have an ever-increasing level of debt thrust upon them in the form of taxes on their future income

      On the evidence of recent behaviour I doubt many could understand the question.

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  49. richard D says:

    Just a thought, but the BBC (today, on Today) was hyping a sizeable group of Pakistani-origin NHS doctors who are apparently spending a lot of time conducting extensive virtual clinics and medical supervision of staff in hospitals in their ‘home’ country – presumably using NHS facilities to do this.

    Forgive me, but I’m continually being bombarded with claims that NHS staff are ‘utterly exhausted’ and under so much pressure that UK patients or potential patients can’t get the examinations, treatment, advice, or service they should be having, to avoid a pending massive health problem. But time and resources can be found for this ?

    Hmm – apparently not an issue now.

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