447 Responses to Midweek Thread 8 July 2020

  1. AsISeeIt says:

    We notice the near ubiquitous take up in UK sport of the American habit of taking the knee

    I wonder what happens when the very British activity of greyhound racing restarts?

    Perhaps as an outward show of solidarity the participants could cock a leg?

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  2. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – There isn’t one

    Forgot to switch on. Also forgot it was the day after a Mini-Budget.

    In addition, I didn’t fancy listening to the Knaves of Wegativity a.k.a. the BBC.

    Think I have broken the habit.

    Yyaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Congratulations. For about thirty years I listened to it and the 6 o’clock news to and from work . It wearied me but I was hooked.Then one of my colleagues told me that he had started listening to Classic FM and felt much happier. ( I know Classic has degenerated since then) . I tried it and found exactly the same effect. That was fifteen years ago and I am now free from the BBC apart from a dwindling list of a few programmes . But I find that I have to record them so that I can fast forward to avoid the preachy Woke bits that now appear in Gardeners World, Antiques Road trip etc. I find the old episodes from five or ten years of this type of programme , which still appear on other channels , are much better and free from the enormous doses of Wokism that the BBC now dishes out daily. Nowhere on the BBC is beyond the reach of nauseating levels of Wokism these days.

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  3. Doublethinker says:

    I see that Suckhere is volunteering to undergo examination of his unconscious racism. I expect that his examiners will find that he has a just a little bit of it and then say if Suckhere has then everyone else must have and some will have bucket loads of it. Suckhere will then announce that he is so sorry about his unconscious racism that he is going to include in the next Labour manifesto a pledge to have all adults examined for this stain on humanity and for those who exhibit more than just a little bit to have to attend compulsory re education camps. Businesses will be required to pay for white employees to attend courses and after the courses have revealed the full extent of their subconscious hate crimes they will have to confess before all non white employees to their sins.
    Sadly whilst I think this may be a touch exaggerated I don’t think that it will be a million miles off the mark.

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    • Dobyns says:

      Double

      Not far at all. In the early 90’s right after Rodney King I was a mid-level manager in the US Civil Service. We all had to attend “Diversity Training”.

      Your scenario played out pretty much as described. I questioned the mantra and refused to hold hands and sing Kumbaya.

      For my temerity I was then sentenced to a further fortnight’s worth of instruction on diversity and sensitivity.

      FWIW, I still question the mantra and refuse to hold hands and sing Kumbaya.

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    Congratulations – it was a life Long habit which was far easier to break than I thought it would be . I don’t even have a gulty sneak listen any more ….. luckily now there are plenty of other less dirty sources to get news from …..

    …. but for this site and evidence of the daily bias updates about the Toady programme are always welcome .

    I suspect that now that everyone no longer fears being on a ventilator tomorrow BBC listening and viewing figures are falling through the floor .

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  5. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Moaning Emole does logic…

    ***
    Officer told George Floyd to ‘stop yelling’

    The US policeman accused of George Floyd’s murder told him to “stop yelling” as the unarmed black man repeatedly gasped under the officer’s knee, according to transcripts of body-camera footage released in court.
    They reveal that Mr Floyd cried out for his late mother and said “tell my kids I love them”, as he said more than 20 times he could not breathe. The transcripts were made public on Thursday as lawyers for one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting the murder – Thomas Lane – asked for the case against him to be dismissed. Read more.

    ***

    Not keen on ‘reading more’ about a single case in another country, designed to stir up Mercedes of color drivers here.

    I merely ponder how being unable to breathe still allows 20 claims of same and other exclamations.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘stop yelling’

      Ah, but we must not miss the important symbolism here. We may think we’ve heard quite enough from eratic drivers of expensive cars but we must applify not quell their voices – whatever tosh they might be coming out with.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of the BBC ME stirring, this was the lead headline…

      ANGER IN LEICESTER

      The copy below amplifies, with a final para tucked away that suggests the anger, and bbc subbing is utter bollux or, at least, something the bbc left unverified for bbc reasons of stirring.

      “…in a letter to Labour MP Liz Kendall, business minister Nadhim Zahawi claims the city council has spent less than £500,000 of a £3.5m discretionary grant awarded to it.”

      Is such a ‘claim’ Beyond the wit of 20,000 ‘essential‘ staff to check?

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  6. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – There is one

    Thought I’d look at a bit of Sunak’s Summer Budget and piece of click bait misleadingly titled ‘Will coronavirus mean I have to pay more tax?’. The BBC don’t do science any more and don’t realise that influenza is a coronavirus as are other viral infections; they don’t realise they need to be much more specific than that and state ‘Will Covid-19 mean I have to pay more tax?’.

    Anyway, the article is apparently a consideration of the mini-Budget. It has a HYS attached. The HYS is nearly two months old.

    What?!!!

    Someone at the Beeb has messed up big time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52663523

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  7. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    As the bbbc are fully supportive of blm can we take it that the bbbc want to defund the police?

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      All else is a distraction now. We need to get on with
      our no 1 task: To Defund the BBc.

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  8. Guest Who says:

    That is quite the claim.

    Especially for the bbc to be pushing.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      I can already imagine the new official forms being printed now – please tick the correct box below, are you black, woman or neither?

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    • Van Helsing says:

      Racism AND misandry within the same quote. Something for Radio 4 to be proud of.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    FakeNews report : Nick Ferrari said it says Right/Left/Islamic activists have been using Covid situation to spread FakeNews.

    It’s coming up on BBC SouthAsianNetwork

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    • StewGreen says:

      BTW the accounts tweets
      June18 “Listen to @CommissionCE Sara Khan on @BBCr4today programme @ 2:35:35
      on *far-right extremism*
      .. #hatefulextremism ”

      June 21 “Horrified to hear about the stabbings in Reading.
      Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

      July 7th “15 years ago today 52 people died and hundreds were wounded from an act of Islamist terrorism in London”

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    • Up2snuff says:

      The BBC have been doing plenty of misinformation spreading of their own, especially when not bringing on scientists and doctors onto programmes to be interviewed carefully and fully.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    The MediaMainRoom (might need to look at that branding, racists) podcast pretty much relies on Beeboids.

    Lorraine Heggessey
    Media executive

    Lorraine Heggessey has had some of the biggest jobs in broadcasting – head of Children’s BBC, controller of BBC1 (the first woman to do so) and chief executive of Talkback Thames. Now a media consultant, public speaker and advisor to Channel 4, she left the media world in 2017; and spent two years working for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as chief executive of The Royal Foundation. In this in-depth interview, Lorraine recalls the time she memorably fired Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon for taking cocaine, describes the risks she took when commissioning Strictly Come Dancing in order to “reinvent Saturday nights,” and discusses her work as chair of the Grierson Trust, which helps young people from diverse backgrounds to get into documentary making.

    Oh, goodie. More ‘my trans younga bruvva’ docos by Sharneece, aged 12.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/353382/netflix-defies-odds-finances-soar-without-ads.html?

    So the secret is producing stuff folk are prepared to pay for voluntarily?

    Or stay ‘unique’ and push stuff no one is interested in paid for under threat.

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  12. StewGreen says:

    on LBC retired Asian police officer
    “I can honestly say I stopped more black people than my white colleagues
    cos that is who commit the crime
    … grief ? grief from BAME yes especially from my own community cos I am a Muslim
    people would say why are working in the police?”
    …. sounds like his Muslim community was being racist.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    These #PRasnews releases go to media constantly.

    https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/99836/images-in-science-are-still-biased-towards-white-men-new/

    So cue Lammy on the BBC in 3, 2…

    Speaking of geniuses, when are the Nobels going to sort out their rampant diversity biases?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of #PRasnews…

      Entitled ‘Racism in your postcode’, MSM feed farm 38 BeeGees comes out with another corker to keep them in funding.

      Content warning: this email references emotive stirring BS

      Dear Rube,

      The murder of George Floyd, a 46 year old black man child in Minnesota, sent shock waves across the world, driven almost exclusively by activists like us and credulous or complicit media working up brain donors. But those of us* (*we have cute diverse types here too, just like the BBC) reading this who experience racism know this wasn’t an isolated incident.

      So it’s up to all of us to do something to challenge it. Racism won’t be solved with a single email, the removal of a statue alone, or another government review. It will take a commitment from all of us, to keep not working productively: staying on furloughs paid for taxpayers day in and day out to dismantle structural oppression in our homes, communities anot nd [poof reader slot open] country. Plus smashing up anything we can find, sending mobile footage to media, and appearing on VD as much as we can to wail about wibble.

      And already people are rising to the challenge. Like the petition set up by 38 Degrees member Yvonne, calling for an independent public inquiry into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. Or the petition set up by a London Councillor which got slave trader Robert Milligan’s statue taken down within days. That is a full two, in addition to us.Plus the BBC.

      So Rube, we wanted to let you know that if there’s a pathetic whinge campaign you were thinking of launching, big or small – from calling on the government to adopt an anti-racist policy, asking your local school board to teach colonial history or calling out a company to drop an advert that uses racist stereotypes to getting all chocolate turned into Milky Ways – we’re here to help. From top tips on how to grow your campaign, share your message or influence important decisions – we’ll be there every step of the way. And we have direct access to the MSM. Especially BBC Three and BBC Sounds, though their stuff doesn’t seem to stay up long. But long enough.

      Every anti-racist campaign will play an important part in helping tackle institutional racism in the UK. So why not spend just a few minutes setting up a petition today, and spend a lot more propping us up and the media who rely on our wibble to have any content they like?

      Thanks for everything you do,

      Molly, Ruby, Robin and the 38 Degrees team of people of Pantone. (trust us)

      P.S Here’s a collection of resources that might be helpful:
      If you’re a person of colour, there’s some links that might be helpful to support you in whichever way you’re feeling now.
      If you’re White or want to take action on racism, there are articles you can read, organisations you can support and actions you can take.

      38 Degrees wouldn’t exist without you, Ruby.

      38 Degrees has no big donors or corporate sponsors. Everything we achieve together is only possible because of fivers and tenners from ordinary people like you.

      Please will you consider chipping in a fiver, a tenner or whatever you can spare now? Click here to donate securely to keep us in nice flats in London and PowerMacs in cafes owned by BBC directors.

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  14. Halifax says:

    I can only presume that the London crane collapse and the attendant search for trapped people didn’t involve any BME people.

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    • Scroblene says:

      It was a site for a housing association, so nobody will get the blame…

      …except some poor sod who just may have not checked the holding-down bolts during lockdown, in the dark, in his own time, without union representation, under threat of redundancy, earning minimum wages, having worked overtime to make up his non-existent ‘furlough’ for his association clients and their union sponsored Emir Khan-type mentality ‘supervisors’.

      You can safely bet that absolutely nobody paid by the public purse will get clouted.

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  15. Jeff says:

    This left-wing march through the institutions must be all but complete.
    There really is no resistance…

    Almost immediately Dick of the Yard apologised to the two blacks who were pulled over by the police for a litany of motoring offences. Although, confusingly, we’re told the police did nothing wrong and were following procedures.
    But you know, the really telling thing is, I’m not even remotely surprised that Dick grovelled and stabbed her officers in the back. Actually it’s a blessed relief this pathetic, half-witted bint wasn’t kneeling as she offered this humiliating apology.
    If you’ve got a leader like that you really don’t stand a chance…

    So, we’re in a situation now where the police kneel and grovel in front of a mob desecrating The Cenotaph.
    If they see a similar group of thugs ripping down a statue in Bristol they stand idly by. Sections of the press then praise the bravery of the police chief in not intervening. Yep, quite heroic…We needed this sort of fortitude during the dark days of the blitz and the Battle of Britain. With this type of heroism our armed forces would have formed a guard of honour and escorted Adolf up Whitehall.

    Meanwhile, that ne’er-do-well, Nigel, pops into his local for a pint and almost before he’s got home the police are on his doorstep.
    It’s a small wonder he wasn’t cuffed and dragged off to the cells for intensive questioning.

    Makes you proud to be British…

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  16. Guest Who says:

    The Today Programme has appointed Owenna Griffiths as editor.
    Owenna is currently editor of PM and Broadcasting House and will start her new role in September, replacing Sarah Sands.

    Hopefully Owenna is… ‘sound’.

    Oh, yes. Well blonde.

    https://twitter.com/omrgriffiths?

    June Sarpong might be iffy on her mind.

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  17. BRISSLES says:

    Found a nice little afternoon prog on BBC1 – as yet its woke free, no knee bending, and (so far) diversity is a bit thin on the ground. Its Home is Where the Art is. I like the concept, and it does showcase the incredible talent we have in this country.

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  18. theisland says:

    Illegal migrants crossing Channel could hit 7500 by Christmas.

    Priti Patel has refused to set a target date for ending this [Telegraph].

    There is no difference between Conservative and Labour in this respect.

    It is a great pity that For Britain gets no publicity. Imagine a government who want to freeze immigration and deport illegals.
    They will be fighting local council elections next May.
    https://www.forbritain.uk/border/

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    • G says:

      Theisland,
      “Respect”? –
      “Priti Patel has refused to set a target date for ending this [Telegraph].

      There is no difference between Conservative and Labour in this respect.”

      The UN’s Migration Compact has no, “respect” for the flavour of Governments or, the views or desires of its populations. One size fits all – you will take them whether you like it or not.
      Joining the Compact, (agreed/signed by Traitor May), is voluntary and, if he wished, the pro-UN, pro-Globalist, pro-muslim, pro-multiculti Prime Minister Johnson could simply withdraw. If he wished……………
      This invasion will go on and on and on. Likely, seen as being highly successful, the numbers will rise substantially in the future.

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  19. Guest Who says:

    Classic BBC Social Media ‘News’ by “quotes” (not fake)

    BBC News
    Verified Account

    Impeachment trial witness ‘bullied by Trump’ quits military

    Lt Col Alexander Vindman was the victim of a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” by US President Donald Trump, ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………his lawyer said.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      As I understand it, it was Colonel Vindman who started the whole impeachment charade by what he claimed the president said to the Ukrainian president. He tried to bring down the elected head of state, yet expects no pushback when his attempted coup failed? Who’d have thought it?

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  20. StewGreen says:

    Spiked

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  21. Doughboy says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53347021

    BBC Have decided to scrap over 75 licence fee concession and incredibly have opened an HYS, needless to say they are getting slaughtered, deep joy!!

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  22. G.W.F. says:

    Over 75’s to pay BBC tax. Comments are going well.
    Don’t expect the Tory farce to object.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53347021#comment_140041743

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    • theisland says:

      Ben Bradley MP (Con) retweeted Martin Daubney. Bradley recently announced he is cancelling his TV licence. What about the others, eh?
      As David Sedgwick said in his interview with David Vance “… any Conservative MP who supports the BBC is not a conservative, it’s as simple as that.”

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  23. pugnazious says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      em that 2001 Chris Rock skit is kind of offensive
      A 2016 LA Times article calls it victim blaming
      I agree, it’s too reductionist.
      19 times out of 20 police violence is probably caused by the public having a bad attitude as shown in the skit.
      but 1 time out of 20 its caused by rogue cops as in the second video
      So it would not be funny for someone at home whose relative suffered at the hands of a rogue cop/authorities.
      like Christopher Alder, Kevin Crehan did.

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  24. theisland says:

    This will be giving the bBC ideas …

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  25. StewGreen says:

    Alex Belfield quick vid : Private Email From Met Police Officer – OFFICERS ARE NOT THE ENEMY

    In a longer video Belfield drops a bombshell about his court case against the BBC
    He claims he’s got concrete proof that the protagonist Dehany changed his name from Dehaney after serving jail time for defrauding Barclaycard customers whilst working in the call centre.
    He’s suing the BBC cos they & Jeremy Vine are promoting this Dehany guy who republished a defamatory email apparently originating out of the BBC.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Belfield 583,538 CANCEL BBC LICENCE OFFICIAL FOI – Defund BBC NOW
    He’s dropping a BBC FOI per day
    He explained there is a scam whereby BBC subcontract stuff to BBC studios then claim as it is a commercial venture so doesn’t need to answer FOIs.
    So he can’t get info on Countryfile or Graham Norton’s salary.

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  27. vlad says:

    Since the BLM riots first erupted in the US (and here) the lying Beeb’s biased agenda has been to portray the anarchist revolutionaries in a favourable light, and to minimise the ensuing crime and violence.

    In this vid Turley exposes the huge surge in violent crime in those cities were BLM took to the streets, including a 358% rise in shootings in NY.

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  28. vlad says:

    I don’t suppose the beeb will be reporting the killing of 16 children in just 2 days of ‘peaceful demonstrations’ by their favourite terrorist group.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/07/16-children-shot-some-killed-cities-us-violence-spikes/

    AEPii7PR9rPrjMZhzrxdH+YxeLH7JsU+eP2FMf5sfcZhJnJIueDi1f2X9RjMZjMIyc

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  29. vlad says:

    Or these ‘peaceful’ demonstrators, armed to the teeth and harassing white civilians.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Big list of 72 racist things
    .. and she misses off garage door pulls

    Quite a few are BBC related … countryside
    Quite a few are Green related.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    “That’s fair punishment for having the WRONG opinion about something”

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  32. JimS says:

    Christ is just for Christmas, the NHS has you from cradle to grave.

    nhs.JPG

    Nativity scene re-purposed with a bit of help from Lego.

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  33. AsISeeIt says:

    Mano y mano

    BBC: ‘Solihull man arrested over £495,000 ‘furlough fraud”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-53351271

    ‘The man was also arrested – along with a further eight men from across the West Midlands – in relation to a separate suspected multimillion-pound tax fraud and alleged money laundering offences’

    These men, eh… always doing man crimes.

    Coventry Telegraph website have a picture of a chap in handcuffs – it’s what they call a “file picture” – so you can guess certain attributes of the pic they have chosen. That’s as maybe. Time will tell. The ringleader is said to be aged 57 so authorities and media probably can’t withhold his name when charges are brought.

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Reading about the ‘JK Rowling letter’ re: ‘cancel culture and how SHE should be allowed to say whatever SHE likes… without stopping the sale of HER books (obviously), because SHE is so amazingly talented and never, ever wrong, about anything… ever’, took my right back to my days at (Hogwart’s) school.

      Sounds to me just like that time the biggest, ugliest bully in the playground got a taste of her own medicine and ran crying to teacher “Miss! Miss! They’re all being mean to ME!”

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Not sure how to take your comment BBC, you surely cant mean that you agree with all the twatter trolls who are already having companies kow tow to their way of thinking ? And, actually, I too am a woman and I’m NEVER wrong about anything, I’m also amazingly talented, stunningly good looking, and can still wear a short skirt with panache !!! Cross me at your peril 🙂 oh, and if that doesn’t satisfy, I make a coffee and walnut cake to die for.

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        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Coffee and walnut cake served in a short skirt does sound appealing, but I would have thought a cake tin was more practical?

          I’ll very hastily add that I’m well aware that you women are far superior to us men in every way imaginable, and women of colour even more fantabulous in every single way, of course (who could doubt it?) In fact, I’m appropriately humbled and ashamed of being born of the inferior, male gender… and pretty much white too… oh the shame, perhaps I should never get up off my knees again?

          I certainly don’t agree with the nasty trolls of Feacesbook and Twatter, I just find the hypocrisy and arrogance of Ms Rowling staggering Brissles, no not staggering, what’s the word, oh yes hilarious.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          “and if that doesn’t satisfy, I make a coffee and walnut cake to die for.”

          I’ll be round later, Brissles, my dear old thing. (Well, the Test cricket has started.)

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  34. andyjsnape says:

    Found this article on the internet, re bBC Scotland

    “During its core hours of broadcast – from 7pm until midnight – it is the most watched digital channel in Scotland with a share of 3 per cent.”

    Yes 3 per cent! the beeb must be so proud

    And the comments left make interesting reading to, quote:-
    “Really time to fold the BBC. We cannot allow them to continue squandering vast sums of our money on poor productions and looking after the ‘in’ people, presenters / DJ’s etc who earn fortunes. As for BBC Scotland, pure rubbish.”

    Should you wish to read the full article the source is found here..
    https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/bbc-scotland-evening-news-bulletin-among-21-programmes-with-no-viewers/

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  35. BRISSLES says:

    Deprived of my afternoon watch of Home is Where the Art is, due to an ‘update of Coronavirus’ – its replaced with Repair Shop stories narrated by Jay Blades (and which I avoid). I managed to catch the opening sequence to be told by Jay Blades that living in a multicultural society shows how migrants have ……….. you know the rest, and then added how his roots are in Barbados and that his Nan came over as a nurse to work in the NHS. I switched off.

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  36. taffman says:

    “TV licences: BBC to go ahead with over-75s licence fee changes”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53347021
    What can I say, Comments could be going better.
    Are you paying yours ? Action speaks better than word.

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  37. digg says:

    So the BBC are to push ahead with their plans to go back to grabbing dosh from the elderly to keep their shit-show and all it’s sycophantic overpaid gonks going.

    I have however become aware of a bit of a phenomenon. Broadly whereas I find any discussion with people over the age of say 60 generally results in agreement that the BBC actions are despicable and that it needs to either change or go.

    However, oddly, people younger than that appear to be either neutral or even a tad pro BBC on this one.

    What is it about being born after 1960-ish that caused a veil to be pulled over peoples ability to comprehend what the odious outfit, the BBC is trying to do to them?

    There is almost a resignation amongst them that the BBC “must” exist, a bit like the NHS! And all this despite the fact that very few of them actually even watch it!

    I get either blank stares or even hostility if I try to reason with most from this age-group, as if I am trying to slag off their parents or something.

    The BBC are obviously aware of this phenomenon and are just trying to buy time until enough of opposition from the older serfs die out.

    I think this will end in the license fee being eventually collected by force with no opt-out through the taxation system, guaranteeing the survival of the BBC into the future.

    The only hope is that enough of our political leaders will stamp on this because if they don’t they will be stuck with a National Information and Education behemoth that will be shielded from criticism of any kind, a bit like the civil service in fact.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Digg, very very very soon the over 1960’s will be our age, and this is the lot who could find themselves out of a job in the next few months, then the chickens come home to roost, no job, too old to find further employment, so its down the benefits office til retirement and universal credit. THEN it’ll be a different story when THEY too will have to cough up probably double the tv licence price, and then they will be kicking off big time.

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  38. s.trubble says:

    My Mum is 92….and still manages about the house herself….
    as it is going to be a huge potential influx of cash to this enemy of the state you could imagine they will fully enforce its collection…

    They must know the end is nigh….and the money is intended for payoffs, golden goodbyes , champagne bashes etc.

    My worry is she will freak when the torrent of letters arrive……

    You can only hope this action is countered by BORIS and he orders in the “Consultants” to advise on preparation and plan for privatization.

    Its a grossly unfair action against the elderly……….shows the desperation and hatred of this malign operation.

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  39. Fedup2 says:

    S.
    In some ways in might be a good thing – anything which makes the BBC even more unpopular helps our campaign – could it be any more disgraceful than going for the elderly – especially since the Evil BBC is openly aiming at ‘capturing younger people ‘ …..
    I know the elderly tend to be more compliant with the law and pay there bills – but I really hope a lot just ignore the demand to get a licence . Are they really going to prosecute 80 and 90 year olds ?

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    • Beltane says:

      What it wants is for some Capita ‘operative’ to get over-enthused and pin a pensioner down, followed by a nationwide movement – PLM springs to mind – and the BBC implodes. Sorted.

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      • Scroblene says:

        PLM!

        Magic!

        Brilliants start to a campaign, Beltane, and it started here, with you, Brissles, Fed, Taff, STrubs, and of course, Digg! I’m going to Blog it straight away! Tell Guido too, and Iain Dale, as he lives in Tunbridge Wells (near us), and knows what old people look and behave like!

        PENSIONERS LIVES MATTER!

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  40. Guest Who says:

    5pm. Frankie Howerd, W1A.

    “Hi guys… sorry to keep you back from going home to be as essential there as you are here, but we may have… again… popped a round or two into the old footeroonie with stiffing the biddies to keep Botney in lift music. So… looking for ideas of a cause to really swing the public behind us using an icon they can identify us with… anyone!”

    “You could call in Al?”

    “Brilliant!”

    The Today Programme

    The former heroic Clinton administration Vice President, Al Gore, is now a modest, humble environmental campaigner and chair of sustainable investment firm, Generation. He spoke to an obsequious Justin Webb about his hopes for a lower carbon, less unequal future, in response to the pandemic. For the poor people. He is calling on governments to take advantage of a “once in a generation obligation” to ensure the global economic recovery is also a green one. All about the Benjamins.

    The R4Today podcast.
    https://bbc.in/2CoKRoE
    BBC Radio 4 – Best of Today, ‘Hyper inequality is a threat to both capitalism and democracy and we (not us in ways that hurt) simply must deal with it’

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  41. Jeff says:

    It’s interesting, though hardly surprising, that the BBC have shown their true colours and are making the elderly stump up nigh on £160 a year for the privilege of owning a telly.
    The Beeb will plead poverty. “We don’t want to do this,” they’ll whine. “We just don’t have sufficient funds…” Utter bollocks!

    They’ve got sufficient funds to cough up 1.7 million a year to give to old jug ears Lineker. An appalling waste of money…

    And they have enough money to throw at their puerile pet schemes, like the £100 million they’re splashing on a “diversity project.”

    Instead of constantly spending our cash on propaganda pieces for trans rights, green issues and the BLM, how about some real diversity? There will be no need for extra funding. In fact it won’t cost a penny.

    Just get a few more right-wing, Brexit voting, white lives matter supporters on the box. Some ordinary, regular normal people. The sort of people who pay for the licence in the first place, but have seemingly disappeared from our screens.

    That’s real diversity…Diversity of opinion.

    Job done.

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  42. Fedup2 says:

    Government briefing watch
    Oliver Dowden – the minister responsible for the BBC – led the briefing on Thursday and was asked a couple of times about the BBCs decision to go after the over 75s by making them pay for the TV licence . ….he is ‘disappointed ‘ … and ‘saddened ‘ that the BBC couldn’t make the necessary efficiency savings to fund the ‘free’ licence ….

    … he also mentioned that the review of the consultation on decriminalising the no licence offence would be published in the Summer – so I reckon August will be that time .

    I think it is inevitable that they will decriminalise it – and if they do it quickly – as in this year – I think it will send a clear and good message that the BBCs time is up .

    I don’t know about you but the idea of the BBC sucking more and more money from a public about to suffer a recession just doesn’t make it .

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    • oldcrone says:

      Fed … “I think it is inevitable that they will decriminalise it – and if they do it quickly – as in this year – I think it will send a clear and good message that the BBCs time is up .”

      Do you *really* think they will decriminalise it?? !! I have no faith in Gov’t doing anything to get rid of this behemoth ,, they do not have the guts.

      IMO the only way this propaganda unit will be demolished is by the public defunding it themselves by cancelling their direct debits. This will only be achieved by *getting it out there* that there is a legal way to stop paying it. Most people still believe they will be thrown into prison.

      The BBC have engendered so much fear into the populace over the decades, including the lying abomination of the “detector vans”, that people are brainwashed into feeling they must comply. There will always be the “I must watch Cory or Strictly ” sheep but others need to be given the legal information as to how to stop paying it.

      It won’t be Gov’t it must be us.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Crone

        I think number 10 would like to do sometging with the BBC . But it still has a strong brand image ( in my view) . So the best thing would be a series of cuts – starting with decriminalisation. Then maybe some kind of ‘review’ of the idea of a Royal Charter or even better – subscription .

        The biggest fear would be funding it out of general taxation – which would leave us high and dry and the BBC even more unaccountable – if thats possible

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  43. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    ” routine Covid testing is to be extended from NHS workers to taxi drivers and some cleaners”
    oh look they have made an essential journey to Bradford to stick their microphone into taxi drivers window
    and look whose next to Ali’ car it’s Naz Shah
    I paraphrase “Boris is not good enough, Tories are dirty & they smell”

    6:07pm and we’ve moved onto live scene from a Hull gym
    and a beautician on zoom.

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  44. tvlicensingblog says:

    New from the BBC TV Licensing Blog for midweek:

    BBC reneges on promises made to over-75 TV licence holders. Read the terms of the BBC’s agreement with the Government in our latest article:
    BBC Confirms Over-75 TV Licence Reforms WILL Take Effect from 1st August 2020

    If you haven’t already done so, please download our totally free ebook TV Licensing Laid Bare.

    The 70 page book is packed full of information about the harassment and intimidation meted out by the BBC in the name of TV licence enforcement.

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  45. StewGreen says:

    BBC news ends with a mention
    “Stormzy turned up to redecorate a teens bedroom as a reward for good behaviour”
    They played no video.

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  46. theisland says:

    Jeff Taylor
    Brexit – Spain drops claim over Gibraltar! (to help with a trade deal with the UK).

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  47. Scroblene says:

    Er, just added a small contribution to this post – er – a few posts by Digg, Beltane, Brissles, Fed etc. above – er…

    Just…

    http://scroblene-webley-bullock.blogspot.com/

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  48. Mart says:

    Just started watching the ‘The Repair Shop’ spin off ‘Fixing Britain’ this afternoon only to find a few minutes in that the BBC have given it a new WOKE look. Well done BBC, I was so looking forward to seeing it and you’ve made it unwatchable.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Mart
      That must have WOKE you up.

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    • JimS says:

      Is it just The Repair Shop re-packaged, the same as Coast has been re-worked?

      Old White Men, like Arthur Negus, worked in the trade for 45 years before getting on TV.

      Changed times, but not for the best.

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  49. StewGreen says:

    Just been looking at tweets to EvanDavis & his bbcr4PM prog
    There really is a much lower number tweets these days
    and half of them are like unofficial Labour PR accounts.

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  50. StewGreen says:

    Jeff Taylor on licences for the over 75s

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      StewGreen
      Oh well, I suppose it will at last, after 80 years, give me the chance to experience life behind bars in a British Communist prison.
      Who knows I might even have time to write a book?

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