Weekend Thread 18 July 2020

The biased Far Left BBC continues to re announce ‘job losses ‘, closing programmes and then ‘saving ‘ them as though we care about them . The truth is that the social campaigning propaganda onslaught is being noticed by more and more people who are forced by law pay for the poison . There is no evidence of ‘diversity of views ‘ from the publicly funded State Broadcaster .

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300 Responses to Weekend Thread 18 July 2020

  1. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    Someone called Stephen Daisley has written a piece in the Spectator about” how the BBC has lost him “ – he must be a bit slow and should make time to read this site . …


  2. Fedup2 says:

    BBC news going to town on the life of John Lewis ending – just like that overpriced chain store – i d never heard of him – apparently he was american . If you did a survey of the entire country would the number exceed the number of players in the Watford Championship team ?


    • Dobyns says:


      John Lewis was one of the leading lights in the 60’s Civil Rights Movement in the US.

      Later he was elected to Congress where he became one of the chief race baiters on Capitol Hill


  3. Fedup2 says:

    I m impressed . Sounds like the BBC will do an all day special for the funeral .

    You wanna play for watford ? You need to be able to kneel for no apparent reason – but its “ powerful “ …


  4. StewGreen says:

    Singapore item ‘you see she is a hijab wearing ethnic Malay so discriminated about
    …blah blah Chinese supremacists’
    .. then you mentions the womans apartment where the 7 of them live has a rent of £24/month’
    .. oh that is oppression

    I wonder why the beeboid doesn’t talk about the actual bottom foreign workers.
    Like exploited maids
    Or Indian construction workers crammed in onsite dorms
    I’d expect Covid to sweep through

    Next item
    “Oh in Germany, the people are good they all wear masks”

    prog ends : another trailer for the refugee series “Girl Lost”


    • gb123 says:

      Maybe they should have looked across the causeway to Malaysia and the Bumiputra laws. One silly example is university entrance where Chinese Malaysians come to Singapore Universities even though there are spare places not taken up by Malays. The places remain empty on the courses rather than reallocate to those who want to study in their home country.


    • Guest Who says:


      Don’t they have an outpost there?

      While the influx of PRC diversity at the low end of the educational scale to do the loos may see a rise in demographic conflicts, plus a few loons forgetting it’s not Kansas before trying to blow stuff up, being a Malay carries no such discrimination.

      The President was a bit of a push, but they coped.

      And if you want to see discrimination, BBC, try not being a Bumi in KL or JB.

      Shuttling between the fated condo, CBD and Changi is a p*ss poor way to immerse in a country enough to report.


      • gb123 says:

        GW, You just filled me with horror that I might have come close to Beebs! They had a studio next to the Monetary Authority of Singapore building in Springleaf Tower. One of the offices I worked in was too close for comfort, about three blocks away. Somehow I think I would be fairly safe as I don’t think they would lunch in the hawker stalls . They wouldn’t be able to get a $220 bottle of expensed chardonnay to put on the UK tax payers.


        • Guest Who says:

          Indeed not.

          Oddly most high end buildings, even retail ones like ION, hade hawkers in the basement.

          The prices are a bit hiked but still reasonable.

          However my favourite Rendang is still in a hawker in Marine Parade. Lovely Malay lady who sees me coming and puts out to orders of meat, potato cake, chilli egg, green veggie and lashings of gravy for less than $8.


          • BRISSLES says:

            Lots of coverage about a Bollywood star and her family taken to hospital with Covid. Never heard of her, and I doubt neither have 95% of the population, and I’m not even attempting to write her name, yet the Beeb keep giving it ‘large’ on all the bulletins.


  5. StewGreen says:

    Cathedral arson in Nantes
    (2 years ago some some black nutter grabbed the microphone for 5 minutes and spoke in a foreign language
    a tweet claiming he said “Allah Aqbar” no longer exists)

    Last month
    “Départ de feu sur la cathédrale de Rennes le 12 juin dernier”


  6. AsISeeIt says:

    ‘Nantes: Arson suspected in fire at Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral’


    “When we arrive at a place where a fire has taken place, when you see three separate fire outbreaks, it’s a question of common sense, you open an investigation”

    I’m afraid we can’t count on too much of that these days.


  7. theisland says:

    I can’t guarantee this is authentic, but I fully expect it is.
    Any teachers in the house?
    I fear for my grandchildren.


  8. Sluff says:

    Put this one down as bias by inconvenient truth.

    It turns out that our heroes at Public Health England have been counting Coronavirus deaths based on anyone who ever had the disease. So someone who tested positive for CV19 and then died in a car crash three months later goes on the death stats !!!!! So on this basis we will only get to zero CV19 deaths when every person who has ever had CV19 has died !!!!!!!
    This is the level of expertise and discourse on offer from PHE.

    Dare one expect the investigative journalists at the BBC to…..errr……investigate? Nope, thought not.


  9. AsISeeIt says:

    ‘Coronavirus: Sturgeon urges pub-goers not to ‘drop their guard”

    Good advice one suspects, particularly for Glasgow pub-goers.

    Anti-Scots joking aside, one ponders on the phrase ‘pub-goers’

    It has about it more than a hint of elite distain, doncha think?


  10. vlad says:

    Oh dear, another French church goes up in flames, hot on the heels (literally) of countless other fires and acts desecration and vandalism of French churches.

    Unfortunately for the French authorities, the fire started in 3 different places, so they can’t put it down to an accident or a careless worker dropping his Gauloise.

    Inspecteur Clueless of La Sûreté is following various lines of enquiry and has narrowed down the search to the following suspects:

    – Asterix and Obelix

    – Tintin

    – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (temporarily homeless)

    – The Marquis de Sade

    The police have categorically ruled out members of a religion dedicated to the overthrow and replacement of Christianity.


    • Doublethinker says:

      At least in France there are some MPs and political leaders who are in no doubt that the country is being invaded and is under attack. They are trying to wake the French up to the danger and out of their complacency. They may not be in power but they are national elected representatives and so do have a national platform. The Wokists in government and the MSM are trying to silence them but the anti Wokists are fighting hard. In Germany the AfD is trying to do much the same thing. In Italy it is likely that Salvini will be after power at the next election. The same is true in Sweden and Holland. The Visegrad group , Poland, CR, Slovakia and Hungary opposes the Islamification of Europe. In Spain VOX holds similar views.
      Only in the UK is there no political party which has national elected representatives who are trying to mobilise the people to end the invasion . Says everything that you need to know about our country and the complacent fools who live in it and run it.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:


        Rather it says everything about our FPTP voting system, which strangles new parties at birth. Just contrast the success of Ukip/BP in the Euro elections and their complete failure under FPTP.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Well, Tintin is Belgian but he’d make a very convenient suspect. Tintin’s creator Herge was accused of anti-semitism, imperialism and wartime collaboration.
      In the posthumously published ‘Tintin mon copain,’ Rexist Party founder/Walloon Legion commander Leon Degrelle claimed to be the inspiration for the character!


  11. theisland says:

    And the tally so far at Dover today is …


  12. Foscari says:

    Sadiq Khan and Cressida Dick should announce on the BBC that
    for the foreseeable future extreme caution should be taken
    in stopping drug “gangs” going about their business in the
    capitol. Anybody wearing a BLM tee shirt,
    in particular who is stabbing or shooting anybody in the street,
    should be shown tolerance by the police and even going down
    on one knee can be used to show respect towards the
    perpetrators of this kind of “collateral damage,” The culprits
    should be asked if they mind being arrested and ABSOLUTELY
    no force should be used in making an arrest. Even if the police
    officer is stabbed or shot at.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Started on full Warrior.. then… #CCBGB


  14. StewGreen says:

    Faith schools


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

      Meanwhile more and more normal schools are becoming woke as vacancies are filled with woke headmistresses and headmasters and woke teachers and diversity officers.


  15. Sluff says:

    Purely in the interests of international harmony and research purposes, how about this ?

    Announce 5000 free one-way air tickets with a promise of residency rights at the arrival point.

    2500 are for Africans in the DRC, Niger, and Nigeria for travel to the USA.
    2500 are for African American supporters of BLM in the USA for travel to the DRC, Niger, and Nigeria.

    Then just see how fast each group sells out.

    My money is on all those oppressed BLM supporters who just cannot wait to travel to Africa. LOL.


  16. Guest Who says:

    Soapycrite editting BBC World twitter too?


  17. StewGreen says:

    In reporting the Blackpool paedo trial
    the BBC refused to say the perp is treated as male.
    Why ? cos they are intimidated by letters they get from trans activist.



  18. TrickCyclist says:

    Apologies if anyone has posted about this already.
    BBC One has been showing trailers for a drama called ‘Anthony,’ which is scheduled to be shown on Monday 27th July and is described as a feature-length drama based on the death of black Liverpool teenager Anthony Walker, who was killed in a racist attack on 29th July 2005.
    Written by Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough) and based on conversations with Anthony Walker’s mother Gee, ‘The 90-minute film . . . tells the story of the life Anthony “could have lived” – who he could have married, friends he could have made and what kind of man he could have grown up to become.’
    Now, I realise that “alternative history” as a genre of fiction has legitimate applications (The Man in the High Castle, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald etc.) but really, what is the point of this?



  19. pugnazious says:

    Another innocent, unarmed Black nearly killed, murdered, by white police [except again one’s Asian]….just like George Floyd….

    ‘Met Police must apologise for ‘knee-on-neck’ arrest says lawyer

    The Met Police must formally apologise to a man who was detained while a police officer appeared to kneel on his neck, his lawyer has said.

    Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed telling officers “get off my neck” as he was arrested in north London on Thursday.

    His lawyer Tim Rustem said the events “mirrored almost identically what happened to George Floyd”, who died after being restrained in the US.

    One Met officer has been suspended and another placed on restricted duties.’

    Let’s have a few background facts about this guy….what sort of character is he….was he really carrying a knife to ‘mend his bike’?

    The Mail said he’d just been released from prison….

    ‘Having been arrested, it was established the he had been circulated as wanted on recall to prison where the index offence was grievous bodily harm.’

    And you can see why he went to prison….


    ‘ A MAN has appeared at Dorchester Crown Court in connection with an alleged aggravated burglary in Lyme Regis.

    Emergency services were alerted to an incident in South Avenue early on the morning of Saturday, April 5.

    Marcus Coutain, of Greenway Close, London, did not enter any pleas when he appeared at the crown court in connection with the incident.

    The 41-year-old also faces charges of theft from a motor vehicle, being in possession of a controlled drug and having an offensive weapon in a public place. Coutain was remanded in custody and is expected to enter pleas at his next hearing on June 10.


    ‘Ex-boyfriend jailed for six years after “jealous fit of rage”

    A man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after launching a “sustained and frightening attack” on a man and woman in a “jealous fit of rage”.

    Marcus Coutain, 42, of Greenway Close, London, was given the sentence at Dorchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to two charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent after assaulting Emma Molesworth and David Sottile at their home in Lyme Regis in April this year.

    Coutain was given two sentences of six-and-a-half years and a one-month sentence for possession of cannabis, all to run concurrently. ‘

    Someone capable of doing that, and caught carrying an offensive weapon, might well be treated with extreme caution and all necessary levels of force.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes – be tough on knifecrime but when anyone does anything about it – cast them adrift – and – why not punish them too whilst apologising.and the brief is making £££Hay …

      I wonder if we ll see a different version via the body cameras …?


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

      Rather than trying to arrest a knife wielding ex-convict the police should in future send in a team of woke journalists, activists and lawyers to persuade the armed ex-convict to go with them to the police station.


  20. fakenewswatcher says:

    33 farm attacks in South Africa and 4 killed in the first half of July. The war on farmers continues unabated.
    Not information you would be likely to see on beeb.


  21. The Mouse says:

    There is “no indication” coronavirus has spread from a farm in lockdown in Herefordshire to the wider community, a council has said.

    BBC report today that A S Green and Co in Mathon told its crop pickers to self-isolate last week after 74 tested positive for the virus.

    Herefordshire Council said despite tests on workers finding 19 more cases, there was no evidence it had spread.

    Chief executive Alistair Neill added more than 70 workers had recovered and were “able to begin to return to work”.

    If my thinking is correct this confirms that tight-knit groups like sweat-shop workers (Leicester), or living 8 in small space living conditions (caravans) will always be at most risk of contracting the virus irrespective of ethnicity. It also begs the question (for the BBC to ask) that if this virus is so difficult to recover from then how these super-humans (70 of them) have returned back to work having only just self isolated last week. Some questions the BBC Fakers steer away from.


    • Up2snuff says:

      People shut in a cruise ship, Covid-19 spreads.

      Young people shut in a church and dorms, Covid-19 spreads.

      Workers on a farm in dorm accommodation, Covid-19 spreads.

      Kent has just had its worst day this month since 1900+ were added to the count on 2 July.

      35 new cases today. Nearly three times yesterday’s 13.


      • Dave S says:

        Sooner or later they will have to admit it is spread by aerosol micro particles. For various reasons they have refused to do so. I find this interesting.


      • Charlie Farley says:

        Kent is cursed with ” dinghy covid ” its a virulent strain that we were warned about by Dr Nigel !


  22. Fedup2 says:

    With regard to the latest ‘mysterious ‘ accidental arson attack fire ( delete as applicable ) on Roman Catholic cathedrals in France – wiki has a helpful spread sheet of the remaining cathedrals to aid any devil worshipper / Muslim looking to expunge the opposition .

    No doubt , like the last non arson attack , the local plod will have completed their detailed investigation before the fire is out and declared it an accident .

    I’m sure the coverage that a burning mosque will get will be more substantial .


    • Guest Who says:

      In complement:

      BBC Radio 4

      Author & anthropologist David Graeber questions the purpose of many jobs. Listen here: https://bbc.in/2ZwS4w0

      From the organisation force funded to produce essential homepage output like this… brave:



    • Oaknash says:

      I am glad I live out in the sticks and nowhere near a billboard the sight of having to look at these overpaid virtue signalling mugs every morning would really grind my gears!

      I expect if a BBC exec saw it he would immediately give the the cadaverous looking Emily a pay rise up to £1.75m – she obviously cant afford to eat properly


  23. StewGreen says:

    Our local BBC guy is tweeting support for The Yorkshire Evening Post narrowing free speech line
    Their editor has said that you are only allowed to say nice things.

    Now abuse is not nice, but actually it is still legal free speech.
    Offence cannot be the line, cos many people bully by taking offence at everything.

    She says “that the team is forced to monitor each day on our social media channels. ”
    Nope you are not *forced* to read everything at all.
    If you think people are impolite there is always a mute button.
    You don’t have to open Facebook comments to everyone.

    \\Our journalists have been forced to delete, hide and rigorously monitor comments on our social platforms to the extent that it can consume their entire day //

    “The swords and spears may be long gone,
    but the old phrase that words can never hurt me is simply *not true* for everyone”
    … em it should be

    I bet she means they will still keep hatey comments that are lefty
    eg falsely monstering people as racist, far right etc.



    • StewGreen says:

      Right the press are VICTIMS are they ?
      People making hatey comments to them is not nice.
      It’s school bully behaviour

      But have the press behaved like school bullies themselves.
      Have their own accounts made hatey comments
      say to Trump, Farage, Katy Hopkins people against XR
      .. I bet they have ?
      Do they use malicious framing ?
      Do they do the normal monstering the normal press use ?
      The YEP in reports about Tommy R framed him as “Far-right extremist”
      .. that’s a bit outrageous, they are smear labels which don’t apply to him.

      They call Thomas Mair “Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair”
      I’m not sure that is right he may have had some books on the topic, but I think they use the label cos they know he can’t sue them.
      I bet the YEP has done its fair share of malicious reporting & over aggressive doorstepping.
      The Yorkshire Post regional is an associate publication and that editor used to work simultaneously for both.
      I bet in the years they’ve paid out libel or out of court settlements.

      Of course they have “deleted tweets”
      eg the time they were “actually inviting fans to vote on LUFC’s worst player on Sunday.”

      I think a lot of the hatey tweets the paper gets are from the momentum-Zombie-Twitter army.


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  24. vlad says:


  25. Guest Who says:


    • vlad says:

      When Andrew Neil finally cuts free of the beeb, I wonder if he will spill the beans on the bias, corruption and waste, as many others have once they’re out.


      • Oaknash says:

        I expect not Vlad, even though he posses a bit more integrity than most of them he is still one of them..
        And even if he does, I think most people in this country (apart from Owen Jones) are now full aware of just how biased the BBC has become.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Oak – the far left defence line ( standard marxist deception ) is to claim the MSM has right wing bias – always fog up reality …


        • G.W.F. says:

          Neil’s interviews with Tommy Robinson and Katie Hopkins should remind us where he stands. He is one of the BBC crowd.


    • Guest Who says:


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

        Panjandums = self important upstarts = pompous gits = pretentious people in authority.

        Maybe he will take his show to another media station and reveal all about the BBC.

        The BBC made an excuse to get rid of Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear. He started a new show The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime but remained chummy with the BBC and has appeared occasionally on BBC shows.

        Not sure what happened to the original BBC Top Gear but they were happy to destroy a cash cow in order to get rid of those not getting down on their knees to the new woke ideology.


  26. DerpDorp says:

    The Seattle city council want to defund police by 50%, requiring a drastic cut in the force. The only problem is that this would typically require layoffs of the most junior officers first, and most of them are African-American. A councilwoman has suggested that they be laid off based upon race, instead.



  27. Guest Who says:

    Lewis and Ash. As one.

    Sadly a public profile attracts Neanderthals and/or false flags in equal measure. Being a bbc journalist does of course let you use what suits best to distract from some rather key points about the calibre and impartiality of ‘work’ done.


    • Guest Who says:

      Here’s a Lewis groupie, helping…


    • StewGreen says:

      Stand with Croxy #JournalistsAreTheRealVictims


      • StewGreen says:

        FFS is that we are supposed to do, if someone sends us some hurty tweets , we repost them and the whole BBC will rally around us ?
        ..cos it seems to me that if you engage with Momentum/FBPE people and dare to not agree with them you end up getting dozens of the hate tweets in an afternoon.


        • Guest Who says:

          This seems the logic.

          Next they will be standing in the W1A forecourt with butt plugs in their ears in ‘solidarity’ (which will then activate the Butler, Corbyn, Cooper droids).


  28. Concrete sea says:

    Just apologise to him. Is that all ? Surely there is £££’s in this. Especially for his lawyer Timur (call me Tim) Rustem, who likes to court(slight pun there) publicity.
    If Tim feels this “mirrored almost identically what happened to George Floyd” I can only think he must be at the fairground in the house of crazy mirrors(Of course some of those make you look fat and thats unfair). Mirrored ? The officer ‘appeared’ to kneel on his kneck and if so for a very short period of time , the guy was on his side (an approved position) not lying on his chest and no chance of positional asphyxiation and he was non compliant (“I’ve done nuffink wrong”) with a nasty violent history. Admittedly as with Floyd the officers were surrounded by a bunch of baying, filming morons, not one coming forward to help.
    Another officer or two hung out to dry trying to do their job and meanwhile Sadiq Khan (he really is a prize tool) et al add fuel to the fire with condemnation of their actions.


  29. Guest Who says:

    Lewis conjures a notion.


    • StewGreen says:

      Top left photo
      Doesn’t it show that wokymob mob at BAFTA
      reward their woky allies with awards ?


    • JimS says:

      Baroness Chakrabarti? Rewarded for a whitewash job.

      Baroness Lawrence? Self-flagellation by the ‘woke’.

      Baroness Lane-Fox? Rewarded for getting rich by selling a PC in a bedroom.

      But then they are Labour peers so don’t count, do they Lewis?


      • Guest Who says:

        So… you are effectively saying Lewis is a partial excuse for a hypocritical propagandist masquerading as an overpaid hack?


  30. Guest Who says:

    This is how the MSM operates.


  31. StewGreen says:

    BBC Radio LeicesterSHIRE which is vastly white now has Gujarati News each day 5:30pm as people drive home


    • Guest Who says:

      Our new grads are spending lockdown learning Mandarin using a free app. Might be useful. And I doubt the LF mugs funded it.


  32. ScottishCalvin says:

    Doodle and thoughts this week.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Im not so sure that the twitter bitcoin offer is a ‘ scam ‘ -.in fact if anyone reading this sends me their credit card details and that 3 number thing on the back i ll tell you why its not a scam…

      When the scammers ring me i keep them on the line as long as i can …


      • ScottishCalvin says:

        If you’re handing over those card details for products that they have no intention of sending you, I would say it was a scam. People were sending bitcoins because someone (masquerading as Bill Gates) was promising to send them $thousands in return.

        My favourite scam story was when someone acme across my CV online, saw that I went to Durham and assumed it was Durham North Carolina. Then claimed I still owed some missing fees and threatened to withdraw my degree unless I finished their paperwork and paid a $500 fee. I must have kept that call going for hours over several weeks, it was hilarious and I wish I had recorded it all.


  33. taffman says:

    BBC front page news = No news !
    Or what are they not telling us ?


    • Guest Who says:

      Given the direct #prasnews copy and paste scoops between colleagues in the civil service and the bbc, has this appeared as a scoop yet?

      Or have wiser heads at the bbc grasped that this explains a bit too much about how the country is where it is?


  34. taffman says:

    Message to Al Beeb
    If you are as good as you say you are, go ‘pay by subscription’. You might be able fund all the woke programs you desire to your heart’s content then ?


  35. Darcy3 says:

    JOHN GRAY: It’s not an exaggeration to compare the methods used by the new ‘woke movement’ to those of Mao’s Red Guards


    “Last week, the senior curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art resigned, accused of ‘white supremacist language’ after he stated that refusing to collect white artists would be ‘reverse discrimination’.

    And an opinion editor and writer at the New York Times resigned, citing ‘constant bullying by colleagues’ who attacked what they called her ‘forays into Wrongthink’. This reference to George Orwell’s novel 1984 – where people are punished for ‘thought-crime’ – is very telling.

    What’s more, major American news providers and magazines are now operating a system in which staff are encouraged to snitch on their colleagues and denounce one another on Twitter.

    This hounding of people is strikingly reminiscent of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, which convulsed communist China from 1966-1976 and wrecked much of what remained of the country’s ancient civilisation.

    The only way someone accused of thought-crime could escape punishment was through public confession, ‘re-education’ and abject apology in so-called ‘struggle sessions’, in which they were humiliated and tormented by their accusers.

    Tragically, the woke movement has reinvented this vile ritual, with teachers, journalists, professors and others seeking to hang on to their jobs by desperately begging forgiveness.”


  36. Darcy3 says:

    Funeral of Sudanese asylum seeker, 28, shot dead by police after stabbing six people in Glasgow knife frenzy is delayed by an hour after more than 100 mourners turn up to ceremony



  37. Guest Who says:

    Tucked away.

    Maybe a small statue next to the baked spud microwave on a lower floor of W1A?


    • Dobyns says:

      Hmmmmm … another tricky one

      Who pays who reparations here?

      Does the author need to apologise and be re-educated about her “privilege”?

      Lots and lots of questions here


  38. Guest Who says:

    Really miss her. Champion Ash is trying, and the bbc is throwing all their airtime behind her, but really a different level.

    Has she screwed up ‘Carnival Row 2, Revenge of the Space Cadet Dykes ‘ yet?


  39. Guest Who says:

    Defensive much, Rob?

    Still a useless, partial, overpaid waste of oxygen.


    • JamesArthur says:

      When the viewing figures are measured properly – i think watching for 5 mins is all that is needed – e.g the whole programme or maybe 50%
      That figure of 2 to 3 million will be 2 to 3thousand.
      Anyone here on the polling group for viewing figures..? Bet not
      I used to watch it all…but it suddenly turned to crap


      • Guest Who says:

        Viewing figures?

        I thought Hurly was throwing around talent pay grades.

        How else can they afford anything other than #deffonotUKations?


  40. AsISeeIt says:

    Two headlines from the BBC

    BBC: ‘Coronavirus: WHO reports record single-day global increase in cases’

    This is due to increased testing NOT increased deaths. The BBC implies the problem is increasing and the virus should be scaring us, the audience, more. In any case this is an international headline reporting worldwide statistics. The BBC illustrate the report with photo of a poster reading lets be covid free. Covid has no vaccine and a state of covid free is probably a scientifically medically impossible goal.

    BBC: ‘Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘does not want second national lockdown”

    The first headline’s twin now implies the PM wants to expose the public to the danger the BBC has alerted us to. What Johnson is really expressing is his hope and wish that there is not a further spike in deaths. The BBC illustrate the report with a photo of masked Johnson clutching his head in apparent dispair. In reality there is no sign of an impending spike in deathsin the UK. The death rate in the UK is fast diminishing.

    The two headlines taken together show the central BBC narrative. It is using the opportunity of the Chinese virus to attack the Government it instinctively opposes and whose central policy of Brexit it finds so distastful. Admittedly the Government has helped to intensify the gloomy narrative by policy gaffs and is perhaps irrevocably damaging this country.


  41. AsISeeIt says:

    “We have an excellent security track record and have never had any incidents of this kind in over 40 years”

    Get used to it.

    ‘A man has been seriously injured in a stabbing at Thorpe Park following an altercation between two groups.’


    BBC reporting of these incidents can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride. There’s the sudden shock and excitment then some uncertainty. Will the level of excitment and interest continue at the same high pitch perhaps, or more often, when certain details become clear to the authorities, we have the slow levelling off of the reporting and that, as far as the BBC is concerned, is the end of the ride.


  42. Guest Who says:

    If ever an overseas person of BBC called Mark Spencer pops, I bet BS can out emote this.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – rod lidl needs to worry …


      • Guest Who says:

        Aldi Yentob’s £6M man send off will be awesome.

        I wonder Samira will throw herself on the hog roast in the forecourt?


  43. Guest Who says:

    Hey, LF rubes… you pay for this…



    • Guest Who says:

      Or… interns.


      • AsISeeIt says:

        Staycation is clearly the third class slumming it option as opposed to the Tuscan or Greek villa.

        Because the UK is, like, naff.

        Those who staycate run the risk of bumping into infection-spreading plebs such as those dreaded ‘pubgoers’ of which the admirable Nicola Surgeon warned us. Sorry, STurgeon – what was I thinking – the mask distracted me.


        • Guest Who says:

          BBC weekend posts are da bomb.

          Has Humza set up Checkpoint Nic-Nic on the motorway at Gretna yet?


      • Banania says:

        “Like you would”: where do these people learn English?


  44. Tabs says:

    On the Andrew Marr Show just now, Marr interviewing the Russian ambassador to the UK.

    Marr, “Did you watch the BBC drama about the Salisbury poisionings?”

    Ambassador, “I saw a bit but it was too dull. I couldn’t watch it”



  45. Docmarooned says:

    Sadly just got a glimpse of Marr interviewing a bastion of truth – the Chinese ambassador about human rights abuses in China. What a waste of time. The moron was a professional liar who would admit to nothing so not worth putting on.


    • Beltane says:

      Come on Doc, we’ve been saying that about Marr for years but he’s a BBC Bastion – or something like that.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘the Russian ambassador to the UK’

      ‘the Chinese ambassador’

      This is something of a departure for our Red Andy. Is he hosting a diplomatic garden party themed to the communist leanings of his youth? Has he had the entire anti-west axis zoomed into the BBC studios?


    • Guest Who says:

      Bastions of truth at the BBC abound.

      Seems a quote the BBc are happy to run with.

      Wonder if he got a tour of the top floor, and some Ferrero Rocher?


  46. Sluff says:

    I’m getting slow in my dotage but occasionally the brain synapses link together.

    Wee Krankie is very keen to stop nasty people visiting Scotland and bringing in Coronavirus with them.

    So…..why don’t we put her in charge of the Border Farce in Dover?


    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘why don’t we put her in charge of the Border Farce in Dover?’

      What, burst the inflatable rubber-dabby-dozies ?


  47. Docmarooned says:

    Yes Beltane. It is a pity it was Marr who is useless in this situation. Would have preferred Neil grilling the bastard.


  48. StewGreen says:

    R4 5pm Repeat of Tuesday’s prog about Rochdale grooming/raping gang victim Daisy who was horrifically let down by the police/establishment
    who I presume are largely white.

    Of course she represents about 5,000 victims
    , whereas when the news-soap-opera bang on about one person say the knifeman who had a police knee near his neck for a few seconds, or the black night rescuing the “white” football protester
    .. they are just solo events.

    The podcast is already available, and the prog makers have to be complemented for getting the show made and broadcast, but I didn’t notice any trailers, unlike favoured BBC agendas which seem to get endless trailers.


    • JamesArthur says:

      What I find odd is that of the Twitterati responses many seem to evade the fact that the majority of Grooming gangs were Muslim Pakistani, preferring to quote general statistics of the number of white paedophiles ..when even a kid with a GCSE in maths could work out that the even that argument (which is obfuscation) fails when you compare proportions in the population.

      What is it with the inability of the MSM and politicians to say it how it is – whilst on the other hand jumping on an unmeasured narrative that all white people are privileged and racist despite evidence to the contrary.

      I am glad I don’t do Twitter etc – it must be very depressing and stressful world to live in…

      Love the defund BBC posters going up


      • StewGreen says:

        @JA in that thread I didn’t notice that
        rather under the More Replies button there are 10 replies from one Muslim named guy
        who shouts ‘what about white men ?’

        That is nasty whataboutery cos all he is trying to do is distract attention away by making a false equivalence.

        Maajid Nawaz is always firm on this
        It is “on street grooming gangs”
        a specific type of crime and almost all the perps are Pak/Bangla
        It is quite different from normal CSE
        the main factor being the inverted racism of the establishment cos they fail to police properly on account of the perps being brown.
        Whereas when the perps are white and victims of any colour, there hasn’t been this failure of policing.


  49. BRISSLES says:

    Last night the smirky smile Rachel Shabi ran true to form when discussing the papers. The conversation was the gradual opening of facilities from lockdown and a steady return to some sort of normality. Then she gave her two penn’th, yep she had to moan that the Government were acting too quickly in the relaxation of shops etc re-opening as the threat of another wave was inevitable.

    This was the same woman who not a month ago was bemoaning the fact that we had to come out of lockdown for the sake of the economy ! At least she gave me a good laugh before I went to bed.

    But I have a long memory Rachel.