376 Responses to Weekend Thread 11 July 2020

  1. AsISeeIt says:

    Shades of Rumpole of the Bailey

    ‘Penge murder: Man in his 30s dead after ‘shooting”


    Here’s one for the teenagers… The Penge Bungalow Murders, anyone?

    I have to hand out a little praise to the BBC on-line news site. They may have made my occasional series hereabouts titled “Today’s Murder” redundant. They provide a click button labelled “London Violence”



    No problems here for the BBC quota department – there’s a deluge of diversity on show


  2. Guest Who says:

    Lucky Tim.


  3. AsISeeIt says:

    Well done Gove

    BBC: ‘Senior minister Michael Gove has said he does not think face coverings should be compulsory in shops in England, saying he trusts people’s common sense.’

    I sensed that for his interviewer, the BBC’s Andrew Marr, the notion of people’s common sense just didn’t really compute.


    • Beltane says:

      People like Marr and Owen and the rest pay lip service to their roles as ‘men of the people’ but in reality they and all such Guardianistas have no concept or understanding whatever of the normal, everyday lives of those they pretend to speak for.
      They have no direct experience on which to base their fake beliefs, just initially fellow undergraduates and more recently the occasional conversation with a taxi driver, waiter or manicurist.


      • Scroblene says:

        Famous photo of Marr snogging a bird from his office or somewhere, seriously just outside the fifty-mile fishing limit, but I don’t know – don’t want to know really, what little Owen Jones gets up to…

        Life’s too short etc etc…


  4. StewGreen says:

    7pm 1 hour interview with another black conservative
    “No Race Has a Monopoly on Oppression” – Inaya Folarin Iman
    on youtube

    This is a bit of a contrast to their Thursday interview with mixed race conservative Headmistress Katharine Birbalsingh.
    She had been good at pushing back at lefty craziness
    but for some reason she keeps saying that Starkey is a racist, and then that white people can’t understand cos white people are never racially oppressed.
    She got a big kicking in the comments cos of those two beliefs.

    In Friday’s prog the guys announced they themselves have been CANCELLED .. by the woke comedy club they rent a studio from.
    The Comedy club had seen the non-woke guests that had appeared on the show and said nope, no more using our studio.
    That’s funny cos the presenters are very weak conservatives and quite woke themselves.


  5. Guest Who says:

    The state broadcaster being the chief culprit.


    • Dave S says:

      There is a link somewhere with the reaction to Covid and to the lockdown. Many people have just not been able to handle it or to come to terms with the fact that they could be at the mercy of a virus for which we have no cure.
      This makes them febrile and they strike out at anything. In the USA where the virus is still increasing it’s grip this is even more marked.
      Most previous generations lived with disease and danger. Many in the rest of the world still do but here in the West our people have never been so safe and cossetted. They just did not ever think that anything like Covid could ever happen.
      Well they were wrong.
      They had better shape up soon or go under. Meanwhile in China a nation that has a long long history and a real sense of itself they will take the hit and just carry on till they dominate the world. Our young in particular must afford them endless amusement. They are as fearful a bunch as any civilisation has ever produced. Too many of them have been subject to a propaganda that has taught then to hate their country and culture. That is no way to live and any nation that goes down that road ends up finished.


  6. AsISeeIt says:

    Should we brand a 12-year old boy as cowardly & despicable – in the national press?

    Did he torture and kill a toddler?

    Nope, he sent a naughty text message.

    BBC: ‘West Midlands Police arrest boy, 12, over racist messages’


    ‘Wilfried (Zaha) revealed he had received several abusive messages on social media… His manager Roy Hodgson called the abuse “cowardly and despicable”.’

    ‘”We were alerted to a series of racist messages sent to a footballer today and after looking into them and conducting checks, we have arrested a boy,” read a WM Police tweet.’

    The phrase hammer to crack a nut springs to mind.


    • carterdaniel says:

      12 year old in custody for writing words that he doesn’t fully understand

      We live in East Germany 1949


  7. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    I was on the BBC website when the BBC started headlining a story about a black Premier League footballer and multimillionaire named Wilfred Zaha who made it known that he had received racist tweets. The BBC interviewed the manager of Zaha’s team who called the act despicable. This story was headlined on the BBC’s homepage.

    Then the BBC broke the news that a twelve year old boy had been arrested by the Police. The Police thanked everyone for bringing this hate crime to their attention to which they then dedicated a special task force into tracking down the criminal. They now have the 12 year old criminal in their custody.


    • StewGreen says:

      Here are the offensive tweets the footballer reposted
      Doh childish stuff like a Cornflakes packet with the R changed and a pic of Al Jolson stuck on
      that does seem like child troll trying to wind someone up rather than a knife stalker etc.

      In police tweet thread there is quite a lot of pushback against them .
      The kid has in the past trolled Ian Wright and then apologised.


      • Kaiser says:

        hmmm lots of blame the parents going on in there,

        funny, when someone gets a bit stabby no one ever suggests it might be the parents fault,

        no no then its all the police, torys, societys fault


      • G.W.F. says:

        West Midlands Police arrest boy, 12, over racist messages’

        This event appears to strengthen the thesis that people with a darker skin colour have some kind of genetic trait that renders them to respond in a painful way to trivial sounds, or messages that would have no effect on. normal people

        For goodness sake, a child of 12 can reduce a millionaire to run cowardly to the police for protection from his childish messages.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I listened to the commentary and zaha didn’t do much – wonder if he allowed it to get to him ? Palace beaten by villa ..


  8. StewGreen says:

    Don Lemon accidentally tells the truth about Black Lives Matter
    The black CNN anchor used to say completely different things about the way to improve Black America, when Obama was in power.
    .. It’s as if his views now are really about bashing Trump.
    Rebel Media vid


  9. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    I saw – briefly – a twitter rumour saying that No10 will support decriminalising the No TV licence offence …there is also an estimated revenue loss to the Biased BBC of a billion a year – which is a start .

    It would be fun to watch just how many people continue to pay for the vile BBC once it becomes ‘optional ‘. All DDs should be cancelled and the habit of paying for the BBC broken for ever .

    Perhaps it’s part of the bigger battle – but it is true – and people stop paying in those numbers leading up to the next Charter then I can see the socialists / BBC trying to secure funds by putting funding into general taxation whilst claiming that subscription isn’t ‘viable ‘ – and at least trying to get another 10 years of ‘ no change ‘ for another 10 years ..

    For the socialists to support such a regressive tax seems obscene – the poorest paying a bigger proportion of their
    Income for that poison .

    It will be interesting to see the usual suspects ganging up about how wonderful ‘aunty ‘ is and how it enriches the National quality of life and all that outdated crap .


    • Scroblene says:

      Fed, as the great Robert Maxwell (father of Guislaine) once said ‘Socialism is for the good things in life’.

      I’m not sure how many ‘socialists’ like paying for idiots in W1AA to spout bile, but would think that the more gormless, rock-ape end of the spectrum of that particular cause don’t ever pay the TV tax at all, and Crapita are just too scared to go to their ghettos as well.


    • Dobyns says:


      It’s not actually a “revenue loss” to the BBC as they’re not collecting that revenue now. It represents a failure to realise anticipated future revenues.

      They are not losing a penny, they would not be getting as much as they might get otherwise


      • Fedup2 says:

        Ok then – they’ll get less money if people don’t pay the licence . The piece in the Express today about how the BBC lost its way reinforces this website and it’s nice not to be not such a minor playing shouting out now that ‘defund the BBC’ has come along and got a bit of traction .

        Surely though – if the BBC does not get a billion pounds because people don’t buy the licence then the BBC effectively has a 25% cut in income . ?


  10. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    Meanwhile the BBC have been headlining the image of Lewis Hamilton giving the black power fist salute after he won today’s Formula One Grand Prix. The BBC said it was reminiscent of the black power salute given by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics.

    But the BBC fail to tell us that that was during the time when segregation in a few parts of the US was still in place but it was rapidly coming to an end as it had been declared unconstitutional. That was over fifty years ago and is no longer relevant.

    Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton seems to have been brainwashed as he gives the black power salute after winning a car race. He is the highest paid formula one driver earning £40 million a year basic pay and has a team of mostly white engineers paid a pittance in comparison that give him the best car to win races. Yet still he fights for his rights.


    • Van Helsing says:


      And the parent company of the team he races for used slave labour, including concentration camp inmates, during WW2. The ‘white privilege’ of those poor sods didn’t exactly count for much, did it?


      • Scroblene says:

        Not sure I like Mercedes – a German company – being into car races either.

        Remember Adolph’s old banger – no, not her, his bloody car.

        Anyway, Hamilton has done enough to turn normal people away from FI, if little Bernie didn’t do enough in the first place.

        Used to be a good show, now, a pathetic show-mongering on a level with the Eurovision Song Contest.


    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      And the BBC no longer mention that Lewis Hamilton moved to the tax exile of Monaco as soon as he started earning big money to avoid paying British tax or any tax for that matter. British tax that goes into providing welfare for those less privileged than him.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve got an idea – once the ginger princeling is dumbed by the actress – she could go to Monaco and team up with the chap of similar colour and chip – he’s probably got more money and they can then both chirp about how hard life is .


  11. StewGreen says:

    7pm Countryfile
    UK rewilding : working with bison and doormice

    “on Adam’s farm, one of the driest springs on record is giving him a major headache.”
    (Really ? it’s England the rain is rarely that far away.)

    We also revisit the Auchlyne hunting estate in Scotland to catch up with Emma, the incoming laird.

    Tom’s Doom : Countryside Code
    With more and more new visitors coming into the great outdoors, Tom looks at whether the UK’s countryside codes are fit for purpose.
    He visits the Oxfordshire site of the environmental charity Earth Trust to see how *all-comers* are welcomed (code word for BAME ?
    Yep they have a blogpost

    But, across the UK, he finds out how problems from littering to wildfires are on the rise.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      “on Adam’s farm, one of the driest springs on record is giving him a major headache.”

      I wonder where he farms? The grass in my back garden is greener than usual for July.


      • Deborah says:

        AsIseeIt – on the eastern side of England it never stopped raining from about September to the end of March – many farmers were unable to sow many of their autumn crops – some farmers never got a grain planted until April (should have had all in the ground by end of October) and on the west coast potatoes rotted in the ground because it was too wet to harvest them. Then it stopped raining and the ground became harder and harder. We had to pull a crop up because the soil turned to concrete. It didn’t rain for two months – but early June the rains came. Wet winters mean for cereal crops in the ground, the plants didn’t bother to grow much root and then the dry April and May meant that they really struggled to reach any water.
        Can I have a job on Countryfile? I am not vegan and I own my own wellies. However I am probably the wrong colour and am not disabled.


        • Fedup2 says:

          All sounds grim . And you need an N1 post code to get a gig on their countryfile … im guessing they dont do features of shooting or fishing rights ….


  12. StewGreen says:

    Special announcement from the mayor of London
    “New mandatory regulation
    for public safety
    there will be compulsory wearing

    …. .of stabvests “


  13. StewGreen says:

    Sadiq put out a tweet promoting face masks
    People point out
    – You’re not supposed to touch your mask once you are wearing it.
    – The virus could still enter through your eyes anyway.


    • StewGreen says:

      Mind you the Covid count is probably higher lower down where children’s and Sadiq’s heads are.


  14. theisland says:


    Some patriotism and common sense from AMW.

    “we must accept and come to terms with the fact that both big parties in the UK (and indeed all other parties currently sitting in Parliament) are committed to mass migration, regardless of the speeches they make saying otherwise”.


  15. StewGreen says:

    Roadshow, camera pans back there are 3 BAME in the crowd
    One dark mohican frontshot left so he appears over the experts shoulder.
    The other one blue-dreadlocks is to the right in the second row, withe her fellow African friend behind her.

    Fiona’s going to the audience for their opinion
    ..she picks them as #1 and #2


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Turned on at that moment when Fiona went for the obvious and off switch ! ….must have been 4 seconds of the Roadshow and that’s the most us Farleys have watched for weeks , its just so bloody predictable
      BBC bias and woke agenda its unrelenting aaaaaaahhhhhhh


      • Beltane says:

        Better still the gobby little glass expert commiserating with muslim gent, ripped off for an £800 fake Islamic water glass.

        Never mind, apparently even a dodgy bit of Damascus glassware is a wonder to behold since, we are told, such glass was streets ahead of any poor European ‘Jonny-cum-Lately’ efforts from the 12th century-ish.
        Really? So all that Roman glass, much of it from the Rhineland and pre-dating anything from the middle east by several centuries, would be just so much tat then?

        Antiques Radeshay, for a considered opinion.


  16. Dobyns says:


    • Wink1 says:

      There has been a complete news black out on the damage caused by the rioters and B L M to these cities. It beggars belief that MSM have not given us one negative! Just complete one sided bias.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Nice touch – write off the democrat cities and let them drown in their own do do ….


  17. TrickCyclist says:

    Haven’t been following the boohoo Leicester sweatshop scandal, and just found these pictures in my files from 2011. Had no idea at the time that boohoo founders were called Jalal & Mahmud Kamani.
    On the left is the online advert, on the right a picture I took of a hoarding in Luton.
    As you can see, members of Luton’s diverse population took a paint roller to it to cover up the model’s offensive bare legs. Little touch of irony there if you like that sort of thing, huh?



  18. AsISeeIt says:

    How’s that globalisation working out for us?

    ‘Up to 200 workers have been told to self-isolate on the farm where they pick crops after 73 of them tested positive for Covid-19.’


    ‘Food and other essential supplies are being delivered to the farm, where the workers have been segregated into the mobile homes they live in’

    ‘The farm grows beans and broccoli and is a long established family run business in the area.’

    ‘It employs about 200 seasonal pickers and packers from Eastern Europe to help with the crop.’


  19. StewGreen says:

    CancelCulture : Mail on Sunday article on the madness, listing how many lefties are getting caught out for minor wrongthink.
    like retweeting Farage, or supporting exclusion of trans men from women only spaces


  20. harry142857 says:

    I can’t seem to find this on BBC.

    Man, 27, is charged with grievous bodily harm after police officer was stabbed in the arm in north-west London.

    Ibrahim Gul, 37, of Finchley Road, north-west London, has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and possession of cannabis, the Metropolitan Police said.

    From Daily Mail.


  21. taffman says:

    Covid break out on Hereford farm . How did so many Eastern Europeans get it ? 73 test positive.

    Also remember the Anti-Brexit project fear said that we would have difficulty in getting workers in from Europe if we left . We have always had them in before joining the EU and we will get them after we leave.
    Visas !


  22. AsISeeIt says:

    What would you cook for Barack Obama, asks the BBC?

    Celebrity MasterChef is back!

    But I can’t help but taste how a certain something seems to have flavoured almost all of the grub.


    ‘We asked…: “If you were hosting a dinner party, what would you cook and which three people would you invite?”.’

    Here’s what Shyko Amos said: The three guests: “Michaela Coel (actor, writer, producer, activist), Clara Amfo (presenter and activist), and Issa Rae from across the pond (also actor, writer, producer, activist). It’s soooo hard to pick three!”

    Gosh, no less than three activists. Can you imagine the table talk? Yawn…

    Choir conductor, Karen Gibson:“Barack Obama: I love his easy, genial manner and general cool swag….Prince Harry: I have met him, but it was more about singing and so we didn’t get to chat much. However, I think that along with Meghan, he is doing amazing things in the world and I love his heart for people….Maya Angelou: This phenomenal woman strikes me as one of the most creative, wise, gracious women that has walked the earth…”

    I think the talk on that table would give me a severe case of indigestion.

    I’m with cheeky chappie star of TOWIE, Pete

    Pete : three guests: “Steve McQueen – he is a complete and utter legend and I just know he would be such a laugh! Margot Robbie – she is my ideal woman. And Robin Hood – I love the Robin Hood films and he just seems so fun!”

    Please sit me on that table!

    But hey, Pete mate, y’know that Robin Hood – he really is a complete and utter legend.


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Time for me to sneak in and put the new thread up


  24. Tommazjay says:

    Fiction is only a mirror image of what is to come

    2081 (2009)
    A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is “finally equal….” The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.