356 Responses to Start the Week 27 July 2020

  1. Fedup2 says:

    Features in the UK press gazette today

    1 BBC to pick up the tab for 600 ! ( that’s 600 ) ‘freelance ‘ journos it uses who have fallen through the PAYE furlough gap
    – it doesn’t say pensioners will be paying them …. ( I wonder how much ? )

    2 BBC exec complaints unit finds panorama guilty of deceiving viewer over a lefty doctor put up by Labour – the labour bit wasn’t mentioned

    3 BBC exec complaints unit finds a BBC employee and daughter of a dead labour leader – guilty on misdescribing
    Scots crankie ‘enjoying planning the covid crisis ‘ on the 10 pm news …..oh yeah – it’s TVs Sarah Smith – formerly of C4 news ….

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  2. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – something to celebrate (am sure others on here noticed)

    Some diversity on the prog in the prime slot interview this a.m..

    A Govt Minister diverges from the pack and gives as good as she gets from Mishal Husain. Well done Kemi! She is really good and doesn’t put up with Mishal’s interrupting, hectoring and harrassing (might make a good R4 Panel Quiz programme?) and ‘plays everything with a straight bat’.

    One of my tips for the top: I hope Kemi Badenoch can keep up that good a performance and that she doesn’t get carried away or diverted from good conservatism.

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  3. vlad says:

    While the lying BBC continue the fiction that the US riots are ‘peaceful demonstrations’, Tucker begs to differ.

    He points to the Orwellian distortion of truth in the msm whereby violent riots become ‘peaceful demonstrations’ against police violence and are condoned by the authorities, either because it suits the Democrats for political reasons in election year, or because they’re plain scared of the mob.

    As he puts it:

    “The only real crimes are thought crimes.”

    Violence is ok, so long as you are chanting the correct slogans. But thought crime will be severely and swiftly punished.

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    • LynetteO says:

      https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bame-fpns-coronavirus-lockdown-fines-18670232
      This article seems to say that it is not fair to fine people who are committing the offence of breaching lockdown if they are BAME. Soon they’ll be saying we can’t arrest terrorists because they are mostly Muslim.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Something awful has happened to the Democratic Party. I can remember when it was a Party of peace, of law and order, and its policies were not far removed from the Republican Party. Everyone in the DC was a loyal American and chaser of the dream, just like most Republicans.

      Was it the killing of Bobby that did it?

      Was it the treatment of Jimmy Carter (by Americans generally including his own Party and the Washington establishment) that did it?

      Or was it the failure and failings of the Clintons and Obama that did it?

      Joe Biden has made a strategic mistake in my view. It may cost him and the Democratic Convention dear in November. They deserve it. They have become evil.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Ofcom has today confirmed changes to the BBC’s operating licence to allow it to provide more content for children online.
    This follows a request from the BBC to increase the provision of children’s news through the Newsround website, and provide more new children’s content on BBC iPlayer.

    Get them young.
    Get them often.
    Get them everywhere.

    Get them messed up.

    https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-childrens-change-operating-licence?

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  5. StewGreen says:

    Patrick Flynn one of those to follow

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  6. Oldspeaker says:

    Light relief in these troubled times, the young man is probably not best suited for the front line.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of drama.

      Comments appear mixed, between those with a grasp of reality and can see a trained activist at work, and those either in the MSM or who get their curs from it.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Sky’s tweet is ratioed but that is mostly cos a lot of Antifa-supporters piled in to support the victim narrative.

        Bottomline she is not a victim, she’s alive for a start
        They weren’t trying to kill her.

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    • Jeff says:

      My God, so this is the enemy…
      Just shows how they react when you stand up to them.
      What pathetic jessies
      Without their media cheerleaders they’re gutless specimens.

      We’ve got nothing to worry about!

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  7. StewGreen says:

    Patrick again

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  8. StewGreen says:

    A tweet about e #BBC1 #TrumpInTweets

    An hour & a quarter of reading out #Trump’s tweets in a ridiculous childish piss-take voice!

    Really reinforces how #TheBeeb can do grown-up neutral unbiased unprejudiced reporting & documentaries!! … NOT!!!

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  9. StewGreen says:

    it’s best not to get a voice from the lefty mob
    get one from freethinkers @SkyNewsAust like Andrew Bolt, Rowan Dean’s Outsiders team etc.

    Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi earlier this week
    tweeted “I’m not interested in letters from the Queen unless they contain an apology for the trail of destructions inflicted by British colonialism and a commitment to reparations”.

    Sky News host Rita Panahi
    added “if it were not for British colonialism, Faruqi would not be drawing a $210,000 base salary courtesy of the taxpayer”.
    “This tertiary-educated feminist would be living a very different life back in her native Pakistan, which isn’t exactly a bastion of progressive thought,”

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Here’s Andrew Bolt’s playlist

    Here’s a good vid from last week

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  11. JimS says:

    The BBC must be getting desperate, another threatogram since ‘lockdown’!

    (Boring ‘official’ brown envelope to ‘legal occupier’)

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  12. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – who says the BBC don’t do comedy anymore?

    The programme today was hilarious. Starting off with the Spanish ‘flu’ and ending with one ‘flu’ing over the cuckkoo’s nest with an American women academic, Professor Wretched. All the spokespeople and scientists and medical people contradicted themselves as did Sarah. She was obviously hostile to the Government’s decision to advise against travel to Spain at the start of the programme.

    I wonder how many Beeboids have holiday homes and/or property portfolios in Spain? If they have, I think BBC presenters and BBC journalists should declare their interest before speaking on the subject.

    By the 30 minute mark, Sarah had switched her position and was on the side of the Government. Worth a listen for a chuckle.

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  13. NISA says:

    I guess you folks already know about this, but if not

    Petition
    Revoke the TV licence using legislation

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300118

    65004 signatures to date

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  14. StewGreen says:

    “24,000 children watched NewsRound in April & May this year”

    … that sounds to a metric or “reach” where if you dipped in once in a time period like a month you get counted as one viewer.

    News reports say ” from 37,000 children aged six to 12 in 2019 to 24,000″
    I reckon there are about 1 million children in each school year, so the pool is is 6 -7 million
    So 4,000 in each 1 million children watch
    ie 1 in 250

    The @cbbcnewsround @BBCNewsround offcial accounts gets less tweets to them than a village pub

    BTW they just advertised for 2 workers to cover maternity in Salford
    We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it.
    Our values and the way we behave are important to us.
    Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

    There are other BBC job ads on the same page
    2 in Nigeria, 1 India, 1 Cairo, 1 Nairobi, All say WSG World Service
    https://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/2-x-Senior-Journalist-Newsround-BBC-Childrens-Discovery/49779

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  15. AsISeeIt says:

    Hey India! See you in 30 minutes. Transfer Go.

    The benefit to the UK economy of these cash transfers being…
    …er… presumably, the low transfer fees?

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC

    It’s Saturday afternoon in COBR . Chris Whitty is bored wondering whether Watford or villa will go down . ‘ Chris – Chris – 10 people have come back from Spain with covid “ .
    Chris sez “ right – shut it down – lock up for a month when the get back – just to be on the safe side – ok 14 days – whatever … “

    I’m intrigued about who the ‘10’ infected ones are ….? Job for the Mail …. all one family ? Chaotic lifestyle ? Bunch of medics ? Lacrosse team ? ….

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  17. StewGreen says:

    4pm R4 last week was about white power words, this week it is about words used against women.

    It’s not that such ideas should never being discussed, but it is the framing that creates a narrative that white-males are only oppressors
    and never discussing that words like “Gringo” are actually used as insults.

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  18. StewGreen says:

    Twitter just temporarily suspended Donald Trump Jr for tweeting a video of a Doctors Summit on Capitol Hill where doctors were talking about Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID!
    Laura Loomer

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  19. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – I wonder why people don’t like the Co-op?

    Apparently people are being beastly to Co-op shop workers and it is all the PM’s fault. Bojo brought in his facemask rule and Co-op workers are bearing the brunt. A spokesman for a Trade Union (USDAW?) explained. He was honest enough to say that Co-op workers were attacked before the Pandemic and Lockdown. I wonder why? Is it because they are often sullen, unsmiling and the shop’s goods expensive?

    I think of an Iceland store, where the staff – all of them – are pleasant and helpful at all times. They almost always have a smile for customers and chat & joke with them in friendly fashion.

    But hey, let’s blame the facemask rule, chaotic Government and the PM. Why not? The attacks on the Co-op are increasing now. I wonder why? After all, we know that the Co-op movement was a founder of the lovely Labour Party and supports them and the lovely LibDems.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Long before the pandemic miserable Coop workers would tell me off for walking in the wrong direction, for not approaching the correct check out, together with scowls and miserable faces from those stacking shelves.

      I remember how they used to bully my mum during the 1940s, one of my memories of socialist Britain.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Some Labour MPs are on the Cooperative & Labour Party ticket.

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  20. Foscari says:

    The BBC is partly responsible for all this WILEY antisemitism.
    Douglas Murray has touched on this as well. With the BBC
    subjugating itself to BLM. With the BBC acceptance of
    violence at BLM protests. With their agreeing with the so called
    racism of Winston Churchill. With them becoming in fact the
    unofficial mouthpiece of this anarchist Marxisr organization.
    With them showing on EVERY football match the taking the knee
    when Skysports are not. They have made militant BLM
    supporters feel that they are “untouchable.” And maybe with
    some police also subjugating themselves to them by running away
    from their violence or even taking the knee themselves, they
    are untouchable. BBC all lives matter. You have become like
    the pigs running Animal Farm. ” All lives are equal, but some are
    more equal than others!!!”

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

    The BBC is promoting this on their website:
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    Fighting the Power: Britain After George Floyd: George Floyd’s killing … sparked … a revolution … Britain … with demonstrations sweeping the country, organisers believe they are closer than ever to changing British institutions and individuals … but is this country ready to move beyond tolerance, to become an actively anti-racist society?

    The Windrush Scandal, Grenfell and a resurgence in Far-Right terror plots expose fault lines across Britain. NOW George Floyd’s death is forcing us all to ask questions about the scale of racism in our communities and explore what can be done to eliminate it for good.

    From Premier League football clubs, to superstar actors like John Boyega, the message is loud and clear – Black Lives Matter. Daniel Henry follows the UK campaign, as the country is forced to look again at its record on race.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08hvwsl/fighting-the-power-britain-after-george-floyd

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    • JamesArthur says:

      BBC
      I am sick of this shi* Grenfell wasn’t racist it was a bloody fire and WTF is anti racist? Isn’t that what you are if you don’t agree with racism – which is most of us.
      How about the minorities reflecting on the fact they are the minority supported by the majority – white people – without complaint

      And where are these far right terrorist plots? Evidence BBC?

      Now R4 banging on about lockdowns in Oldham Rochdale and Blackburn without mentioning the truth – it ain’t poverty that’s the issue..

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      • taffman says:

        Al Beeb the source, founder and root of Political Correctness.

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

          Hi Taffman, this is no longer political correctness.

          In the BBC’s own words they are looking for a “revolution“.

          It is an attempt to usher in a type of Marxist-Feminist authoritarian regime, where committees decide who is allowed to run for leadership positions, who is allowed to be employed, who gets funded, what gets taught, what gets censored.

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          • Oldspeaker says:

            Good job hardly anyone watches it then, it appears they’re aware of losing the public and are just going all out until the licence fee is scrapped.

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            • taffman says:

              Al Beeb has failed in its propaganda. Take the Brexit Referendum, the large number of Brexit Party MEPs in the EU elections and the the Tory majority in the last general election. proving that maxim ……. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
              It is in its last days, hasten its end by not paying the telly tax and get Netflix or similar.

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      • Zelazek says:

        Seeing racism in everything from the structures of our institutions to the coronavirus is a kind of madness. It reminds me of the satanic abuse panic of the 80s and 90s. For a while that was taken very seriously, stories about it dominated the news and satanic rings were popping up everywhere, even in rural communities like Orkney. The idea that there were innumerable people with the same dual interests of paedophilia and worship of the Evil One who were joining together to indulge their shared passions in a ritualistic manner did not seem preposterous to the liberal left media. Then, as now, it was rare to find reason and good sense and anyone willing to tell it as it is.

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    • vlad says:

      Chilling words: “is this country ready to move beyond tolerance, to become an actively anti-racist society?”

      Equality and tolerance are not enough, we must now be in a state of permanent revolution, like an insane Inquisition, actively investigating men’s minds and souls to extirpate any trace of unconscious racism.

      Silence is not enough, we must scream our hatred of racists, we must scream louder and longer than all the other screamers, like in Stalin’s Great Purge, or Mao’s ‘Struggle Sessions’ of the Cultural Revolution. And woe betide you if you stop screaming too soon.

      Innocence is not enough: to prove our own innocence we must denounce others to the Thought Police – friends, family, anyone, please just stop torturing me, I’ll say anything you want.

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      “The aim of a struggle session was to shape public opinion and humiliate, persecute, or execute political rivals and those deemed class enemies… In general, the victim of a struggle session was forced to admit various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse the victim until he or she confessed. Struggle sessions were often held at the workplace of the accused, but they were sometimes conducted in sports stadiums where large crowds would gather if the target was well-known.”
      – Wiki

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  22. NISA says:

    BBC 6pm news opens by telling us that the government is “defending” its policy on travel to Spain. Every day the government is shown on the defensive, are Labour ever accused, criticised or having to answer?

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  23. john in cheshire says:

    Here’s another video from Computing Forever, about 35 minutes long. He covers mainly the matter of imminent vaccines for all. But also some other subjects, including some possible inside information that Google is going to shut down many YouTube channels that don’t toe the commie/ globalist / enemy, party line.

    And Ireland has been well and truly eviscerated by the EU, with the help of their fifth columnists within Ireland’s political system:

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  24. StewGreen says:

    FFS first ITV local news did a story car crash
    “and here we are grandson had The W3W App on his phone and the police found them quickly”

    OK , BBC kept plugging this app as if was magic last year
    All it does is convert your 20 digit GPS ref into a 3 word phrase
    but 999 already have a good idea cos your phone transmits your location anyway.

    Then BBC local news starts .. 2 kids were some reason out at night on Cleethorpes sandbanks
    Then we get a big spiel
    “but then the downloaded this magic W3W App ..blah blah”

    … The report did mention at the end that the RNLI don’t endorse the app, although local police do.
    AFAIK the app sometimes makes errors.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    The two extremes in perfect bookend glory.

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    • vlad says:

      The replies are good too:

      – What do I do if I see a black woman? Help!

      – Thank you for the reminder. If you don’t think EVERY action and inaction is RACIST you’re not looking hard enough👍

      – Thanks goodness for this news story. I was getting concerned that the left was running out of stupid things to complain about.

      – Eyes are symbols of patriarchy.

      – Eye masks soon to be mandated. Problem solved

      – We need clearer guidelines on making eye contact with people who identify as a woman and are also of special minority status. Also does a male minority have to avoid eye contact with females of the same minority?
      We need more public servants writing more rules to address this.

      Etc.

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  26. Thoughtful says:

    Breitbart are reporting the state of the hopelessly far Left Tories, with Boris now having 62% of people believing he is doing a poor job on immigration.

    I was quite surprised it wasn’t as high as 80 – 90%, perhaps the others were not well enough informed about his ridiculous inaction on the issue.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/

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  27. StewGreen says:

    10pm Channel : Trans couple and their surrogate baby

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  28. digg says:

    It’s quite clear and chilling that the MSM blindness to the havoc playing out in the USA (and developing now in the UK) is toxic and extremely dangerous.

    CNN and NYT are prepared to rewrite the narrative around left orientated mobs run by marxists egging on gullible youngsters to violence is for the same reason that the BBC rewrite and recolour events here in the UK.

    It’s simply that they think it’s the best way to bring about the destruction of governments that they hate. In the USA, the Republicans and especially Trump and in the UK, the Conservatives and especially Johnson.

    In my honest opinion the BBC, CNN, NYT et. al. are thereby all complicit in the deaths, injuries and destruction which have followed because the mobs are encouraged and emboldened by this press blindness and even see it as tacit support.

    As long as this “approval” and thus support continues the chaos will grow and grow and the only likely outcome will be that eventually the sane majority will have had enough, crack and be forced to push back bringing violent and bloody civil war.

    This must be the first time in human history that “journalists” have chosen to become political terrorists against their own Countries.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      As I keep writing on their forums, I can’t wait for the day when these mobs invade their offices, and tell them what they can and can’t report on, and any journalist who dissents is simply taken into the car park and shot in front of the colleagues.

      Maybe then they will finally realise what they have done, but probably not as they seem completly oblivious to the danger they are courting.

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      • john in cheshire says:

        But the show trials will make for interesting entertainment.

        And maybe the public executions of the kulaks; or what today might be the likes of the racist far-left BBC hive members.

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Look out June Sarpong.

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  30. Guest Who says:

    The bloke who presented the programme on bbc impartiality.

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    Guest
    Look – because a man knows all the verses to th Red Flag and thinks the current socialist government isnt civilised doesnt make him biased – he just is biased

    The musings of those currently on the BBC payroll plus those on BBC pensions give us a wealth of screenshot evidence of their far left bias – however much they profess otherwise – . So well done Mr Snoddy – keep it up .

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  32. Thoughtful says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/07/28/tory-centrists-strike-back-want-bring-out-liberal-boris/

    Worth a read at just how far left the pretend conservatives have become.

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  33. Thoughtful says:

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    Quite an amazing surface temperature anomaly map for the Northern hemisphere. You think it’s just the UK which is cold, think again !

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    • Thoughtful says:

      (No idea how to correctly size this to fit the page !)

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

        The image is 2770 pixels across. It needs to be resized to about 690 pixels across or at least that’s what works for me viewing from a laptop. So resized to 25% of its original size. A program like paint – which is a standard feature that comes with MS windows – is able to resize images.

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  34. Guest Who says:

    BS is truly up herself, isn’t she?

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    • Kaiser says:

      2% population 15% murders here
      6% population 52% murders usa

      hmmmm

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

      Note the white feminist doing the interrogating.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – thanks for the clip Norman Brennan is doing the job almost single handed as the rest are Too careful Not to ‘cause ‘ offence ‘ to the ‘community ‘.

      His use of stats killed off the ‘too many stops ‘ argument lovingly recited by ms maitlissssss ….

      The London killing rate is still at about one every 3 days or less – it seems that covid hasn’t changed behaviour that much – but then thinking of it – the yoof – as part of being yoof – think they are invincible and will live for ever – quite a few find out this is not necessarily the case .

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  35. Fred Stubber says:

    Is this any better?map.JPG?dl=0

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  36. Sluff says:

    Not BBC but on a theme for which we know them well. Bear with me.

    Last night there was a documentary on BBC2 about the 1970 fire which wrecked the Britannia Bridge, which links Anglesey to North Wales.

    The Secretary of State for Wales was then Labour MP George Thomas, who later became a popular Speaker of the HoC. He visited the site.

    He then said in terms ‘we expect firemen to be brave and do their job’.

    There’s the point. Back then even Labour had an expectation that the emergency services would perform when required. It was their role.

    An expectation. What a contrast with the snowflake society we have today where we have to clap for them on Thursday evenings, and doff our caps for our ‘brave heroes’ on demand, whether they have been genuinely brave or not.

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  37. Sluff says:

    Very late to the party on this one, but duplication is better than inertia.

    On Newshite last night. Caught a bit of a discussion about Policing London.
    Maitless was ‘discussing’ in a 3-way
    a. A female black police person in the studio representing the Black Police Association and
    b. A retired white male cop on a video link with 30 years experience

    In the section I saw one of these was constantly interrupted by Maitless while the other was allowed to speak without interruption.
    Also one of these spoke in intelligble sentences while the other spoke a load of leftmob incoherent gobbledegook with little or no understanding of syntax.

    I bet readers will be able to work out who did what !
    The BBC. Never mind the quality feel the narrative.

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  38. taffman says:

    “Boris Johnson warns of Europe ‘second wave’ amid Spain row”
    IMHO France and Germany could be next. Back Britain by having your holiday in the UK for once to boost our economy.

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    • StewGreen says:

      What are the daily deaths ?
      The UK has cases , but no deaths registered on Tuesday

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – did the BBC use the ‘unreliable stats as it’s too near the weekend ‘routine again – as used for the 7 on Monday ….?

        Strange that the mass gatherings – beaches – demonstrations – do not seem to have caused the spike predicted – yet places like Leicester and other third world ethnic centres have been

        I’m guessing fear of accusations of racism are preventing explanation . Maybe they should be taught to wash their hands? ( don’t I sound terrible – bit of broad brush for the trolls `)…

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  39. StewGreen says:

    BBC Climate Documentary: “How they Made Us Doubt Everything”

    Eric Worrall has been through the entire next 2 weeks of BBC Radio4 daily show that tries to push a conspiracy theory that Climate Sceptics are all funded by big oil
    The BBC producer is Phoebe Keane

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/28/bbc-climate-documentary-how-they-made-us-doubt-everything/

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  40. tomo says:

    well worth a look imho

    I feel that if they were inverted they would reflect my consumption of BBC R4

    Compare with your BBC experience

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  41. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    An odd little comment from Evan Davis on R4’s PM this evening.

    He was talking with Jim Al-Khalili about a new nuclear research facility in France and the difference between fission and fusion. At a certain point he asked: “… how is this different from the nuclear power we know and love?”

    Why on earth did he feel the need to add “… and love”? Is it because nuclear power is supposedly better for CO2 emissions, the BBC’s ‘obsession du jour’? Well, maybe it is, allowing for the CO2 emissions when building the plant and those from decommissioning after the station’s operating life … Of course once upon a time, nuclear was dangerous, and especially bad as it threatened the miners’ ability to bring down Tory governments in the UK by striking and putting the lights out. How times change – so now “we” (who?) “all love” nuclear! Speak for England, Evan (not).

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    • JimS says:

      To ‘know and love’ is just a turn of phrase meaning something that we are familiar with.

      Evan Davis might even be using it sarcastically.

      Many here ‘know and love’ the BBC phrase ‘we got it just about right’. We certainly know it, it appears in every pro-forma response to crticism, but we definitely don’t love it.

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      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        OK but why would Evan Davis need to employ any sarcasm? For the record, I’m not against nuclear power at all; it’s the tone of the PM presenter that I didn’t get. I do listen to R4 less and less these days.

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    • Sluff says:

      It depends whether we believe Evan D is too thick to know that existing nuclear plants are all fission plants (which perhaps we know and love) as opposed to the sun, which is a very large fusion plant.

      I suspect the whole life CO2 usage of nuclear is quite a bit lower than fossil fuel plants but there are several good reasons for having nuclear as part of the mix. Not the least as base load supply on cold winter days with little sun or wind.

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  42. BRISSLES says:

    The BAFTAS. That well known slap on the back fest for luvvies in the entertainment world is being Shown on Friday, BBC1 from a closed studio, with the nominees appearing via video link.

    And who doth the BBC get to host this ? one Richard Ayoade, – me neither, but his name is a giveaway and you’d be right. However, when you see him, he will be recognisable as the weird bloke with frizzy hair, brown suits, monotoned voice and deadpan face from the adverts, goose stepping his performance around the world for a famous bank. Its going to be a rubbish programme anyway, but once he is on it will nosedive.

    Not sure if he’s a comedian (term used loosely), or what, but who the hell at the BBC thought this was an inspired choice ? because its further evidence of picking out some black bloke to do a gig for the sake of it now. We’re seeing more and more double acts pitching up and not for the better. Last night I watched the final of Bake off the Professionals on Ch4. One half of the hosting was Liam Charles (I think he won Bake Off), absolutely awful ! has the personality of a chair leg, and pranced about believing he was funny in a crown and cape. WTF ???

    ITV did the same tonight. Good prog on Princess Anne, and out of all the royal correspondents to choose from to comment, yep, another man of colour was picked. In the ad break, the GovUk/Transitioning commercial had 30 seconds of black and brown faces in all walks of life, not a single white face. The media and the Advertising world are crapping on 58 million (out of 66) from a great height, and it has to end sometime.

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