Midweek Thread 26 August 2020

Angry ? The Far Left BBC changing the format of the Last Night of the Proms ? Well the First Night of The Proms is this Friday 28th August . Some might say ‘best avoided’ whilst the Far Left BBC appeals to its ‘target ‘ audience .
In passing – it is 10 weeks until Furlough is due to end – so we can expect a BBC campaign to extend it to ‘forever’ .

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557 Responses to Midweek Thread 26 August 2020

  1. TrickCyclist says:

    Can’t comment on anything BBC-related as I’ve managed to avoid any of their output today. However, saw one of the latest entries in the endless White Female/Black Male genre of adverts.
    It was for a Nintendo Switch game called Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in which the White F and Black M played the game together from their respective locations. What I found interesting was that their computer game avatars were also. . . White Female and Black Male. I don’t play computer games, but according to Wikipedia:
    ‘The game allows the player to customize the appearance of their character at will, and does not lock specific hairstyles or facial features to specific genders. Players are additionally able to select their character’s skin color, a feature introduced in the 2015 spin-off title Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.’
    I suppose Race is an issue in computer games too nowadays, whereas gamers used to be satisfied playing as Italian plumbers or whatever.
    On the other hand, I did see an advert with an all-white cast. . . then again, it was for Dove gradual self-tanning mousse.

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  2. BRISSLES says:

    MATT LE TISSIER, PHIL THOMPSON AND CHARLIE NICHOLAS ALL LET GO BY SKY SPORTS. Hmmmmm, now let me guess who will replace them……………..

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  3. vlad says:

    Here’s a version of the Kenosha police shooting that the riot-loving, police-hating, black criminal-loving, marxist BBC won’t tell you, just like they never told you the back story or the full facts about George Floyd.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Wooohoooo! What is Ben Shapiro on? Or is that video slightly speeded up? That man is so ‘wired’!

      Shapiro could rival Spike Milligan in a speed talking contest.

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  4. JimS says:

    I read that BBC favourite Ash Sarkar claims that the row over Last Night of the Proms has been created by the Conservatives so as to keep the nation divided!

    She would prefer that the Communist revolution proceed without criticism as the status quo favours the majority and so must be changed.

    And we thought it was the BBC that had started the fuss by making changes! I can see now why she is never off the BBC!

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    • taffman says:

      Silly me. There was I thinking it was the Finnish conductor.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        taffman, yes but, no but – it appears sneaky BBC bosses offloaded the blame for TLNotPs debacle onto M/s Staveska. She has her curious photo (note: hands of a small child) on the front of the Daily Telegraph this morning to promote a p.3 article ‘telling all’. Or so it implies.

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  5. taffman says:

    “Warnings of ‘ghost towns’ if staff do not return to the office”
    I suspect that many jobs will go to the Far East following the ‘experiment’.

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  6. taffman says:

    IMHO there has been a coordinated attack on the West during the lock down . Antifa., BLM., Al Beeb and others have seized the opportunity of lockdown . Dark forces are at work in the U.K. to the overturn Brexit and democracy. Next will come ‘Stinking Rebellion’ . Let’s hope for London’s sake that Dick of the Yard and her police ‘service’ are ready to take action this time?

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  7. taffman says:

    All snowflakes at Al Beeb please note, that if you see my posts ending with a ‘full stop’ I am not being offensive, it’s just something that I was taught in school.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I was also taught never to start a sentence with BUT, AND, and BECAUSE !

         14 likes

      • Docmarooned says:

        Indeed. As well as So…………….;

           7 likes

      • theisland says:

        Bris
        You are 100% correct and I’m afraid I do that too often here on this site.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        But I’m not so certain you woz tort rite, Brissles, my dear old thing. Well, it is still the cricket season and England have won another Test series! Two in a row!!

        I have a notion that ‘But’ and ‘And’ at the start of sentences are both correct. ‘Because’ shouldn’t be used there, as wot I jus’ dun, coz it needs somefink in frunt.

        John Humphrys, late of the BBC Parish, is a stickler for correct a grammar. But I seem to recall that he made a programme for Radio 4 about the very subject. And some years ago, too. 😉 Good luck with the BBC search engine. 🙂

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  8. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    The US vice-president depicts November’s vote as a choice between law-and-order and lawlessness.

    ***

    Now, who created that divide, bbc?

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  9. andyjsnape says:

    Hi all

    If you watch youtube, its worth checking out Sky channel in Australia.

    Unsure what is going wrong with Sky UK, like the bBC, but in Australia Sky actually give news as to what is happening over there

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    • StewGreen says:

      SkyUK is owned by CommieCast
      SkyAust is owned by Murdoch
      It still follows the libmedia pack but has progs like Outsiders and a handful of conservative presenters who don’t

      Recent vid list
      – Bette Midler apologises after mocking Melania Trump’s accent
      – Democrats have ‘fanned anti-Trump hatred’ and now blame him for violence
      etc.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    The US vice-president depicts November’s vote as a choice between law-and-order and lawlessness.

    ***

    Now, who created that divide, bbc?

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  11. Guest Who says:

    That’s a lot of hair.

    No idea what the actual story is.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, Naomi has decided she is not half ‘yellow’ (Japanese) and is totally ‘black’ although when you mix those colours in a paint box you don’t get ‘black’ you get part way to ‘brown’. I think the Covid-19 virus has a strange effect on spreading insanity everywhere but especially among sports people including sports administrators.

      Could it be the effect of the fact that the economic power they had is gone and may be gone for some time?

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      This is getting bloody ridiculous this now 🤬
      So I wake up this morning and go to see how my NBA bets have got on overnight only to find that the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team decided, due to some ARMED black dude getting shot by police because he refused to follow orders, they weren’t going to take to the court and play 🙄
      So some team’s MLB, MLS and WNBA players followed suit and also decided they couldn’t be arsed either 👍🏻
      I really can’t see this ending well for the NBA organisers or the players and as it stands viewing figures for the NBA since the restart are down massively anyway due to the woke stance generally taken by most involved 🏀

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        I may be unusual in this, but I do not let myself be guided on major issues by 7 foot tall black men who earn over $20 million a year. I find that I have an organ between my ears which I allow to do my thinking for me.

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

          These black athletes have been given wealth and fame beyond imagination from the society and people they now despise.

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  12. andyjsnape says:

    Noel Clarke: ‘I asked for a more diverse crew on TV show’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08pp241

    More and more I hate the beeb, more and more divide

    DEFUND, CHANGE – OR JUST CLOSE DOWN!

    Up yours!

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    • StewGreen says:

      “It was not as big as it’s made out to be”
      “The production was made in association with my company
      no one is losing any jobs”
      I do take his point that reporters spun it to make it sound like he’s being a diva

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Looks like St. Jac has provided yet further precedent, albeit variable in the hands of the bbc, again. Life actually means life. But certain factors do influence this. Apparently.

    BBC News

    This is the first time in New Zealand’s history that such a sentence has been handed down.

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Leads the BBC MeM (go on, guess).

    ***
    By Andrew McFarlane

    Christchurch mosque attack killer gets life term without parole

    Brenton Tarrant

    “Your crimes are so wicked that even if you are detained until you die, it will not exhaust the requirements of punishment.” Those were the words of a New Zealand judge as he imposed the country’s first sentence of life imprisonment without parole on the man who killed 51 people at two mosques in an attack live-streamed via Facebook. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 29, had admitted to the killings, another 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of terrorism, yet appeared “neither contrite nor ashamed”, said Judge Cameron Mander.

    The country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the sentence meant Tarrant would have “no notoriety, no platform”. Tarrant had shown little emotion during a week in which almost 90 people had given victim impact statements in court. Among them was Sara Qasem, who said she wondered what her father Abdelfattah Qasem’s last thoughts were. “I wish more than anything in the world that I could have been there to hold his hand and tell him it would all be OK.” She struggled to hold back her tears, before looking at Tarrant and saying “these tears are not for you”.

    ***

    Next…. back in the Uk… which Arena near Salford will be booked by the MSm to help activists and Novara Media colleagues* express their ‘concerns’ on sentencing here?

    *Ash has chipped in with her opinion on songs. So expect a feisty rendition of ‘We Are The Champions’ on Newsnight soon.

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  15. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Who’s that girl?

    It is Jacinda Ardern and the BBC are not listening to her wishes. She was the BBC Pandemic Poster Girl, now the BBC are ignoring her wish that B – – – – – – T- – – – – – ‘ – name should not be mentioned and are plastering it all over the TOADY Programme.

    How short the time at the top can be.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Going full ASSK.

      Never go ASSK.

      Just a morning brain teaser… 😉

         2 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, ASSK? No, I give in. Did Fed get it?

           2 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          ASSK -Actuarial students society of Kenya

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        • Guest Who says:

          No, but I like it.

          Trying to remember myself now….

          The Burmese lady who was Ben and Jerry flavour of the month, then wasn’t, because now ‘off narrative’.

          Mac seems BBCool even when own matters law and order at variance with other parts.

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Interesting last sentence, Lewis.

    Seems the Dems are prepping their PR teams to use nicer terms for actual carnage if they don’t get their way again.

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  17. fakenewswatcher says:

    TOADY reaches Soviet levels of disinformation, as it interviews US ‘protester’ Justin Miller.
    Police/National guard reinforcements are ‘sparked’ by the killing of an unarmed black man who was ‘shot in the back’ by police. No mention of the likelyhood that he ws reaching for a concealed weapon in his vehicle; only the repeated lie that he was ‘getting into his car’. There is no mention of burning or looting, or the laying waste of towns. There is even a n ugly threat from the calm and reasonable sounding Miller (much encouraged by beeb) that this will continue until ‘voices are heard’.
    In the sport break, Carthy needlessly repeats the mantra yet agin, to explain why ‘athletes’ are calling off events; ditto tennis. The constant rhythmic beeb chant of one single incident, ignoring all others, as well as broader context, borders on the criminal. Selective reporting tries to give so inaccurate a picture of events, one could argue that not even the Soviets were quite so brazen in their disinformation presented to the public.
    This massive attempt to twist the truth and deceive the audience should not go unpunished. Al Beeb does not only need defunding. Complete abolition seems to be the only answer.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Andy’s pic is an oldie, but a goodie
      (imgur images can be resized by adding “l” to the name, to specify large thumbnail)

      1jAQH5Ol.png

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  18. fakenewswatcher says:

    Seems beeb has found a new recipe: mention ‘the spark’, but nothing else in this series of events in Kenosha. Only ‘the spark’ matters. Sopel not happy there, cos ‘the spark’ wasn’t mentioned.
    Link that to the previous ‘spark’, George Floyd, to establish with those two ‘sparks’ the story you want to tell.
    And, by coincidence, those two ‘sparks’ are the same. Also entirely missing from this narrative is any background to these two ‘sparks’.
    There was nothing that led up to ‘the spark’ and little of relevance after ‘the spark’.
    You slant your interviews in such a manner that there are only threats of ‘more reaction to sparks’, making this sound like a reasonable and natural course of events.
    The only real information about ‘the spark’ is selected by beeb to be race.
    Beeb news from the US now almost confined to one phrase that explains everything: ‘the spark’. Even the Soviet era attempt to bring everything down to ‘imperialism’ was not conducted with such single-minded dishonesty.
    Beeb has dumbed down news reporting to one single trigger word. Not even Pravda or Izvestia in the bad old days of the SU tried to pull that off.
    ‘The spark’ is all.

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  19. Sluff says:

    Headline news on Toady.
    A White Supremacist has been given a whole life sentence for attacking Mosques. In…..errrr…….New Zealand.
    Got that? White Supremacist. And don’t you forget it.
    The BBC really do not want you to forget that.

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  20. Doublethinker says:

    So the Finnish conductor of the LN is saying she had no part in the decision to ban RB and LOHAG and claims that it was all the doing of BBC management. If she is telling the truth , and I can believe her, then her only honourable course of action is to resign immediately.
    Of course she associated herself with BLM and it is interesting that once social media turns the heat up on her she runs away. She is reported to have been heartbroken and frightened by the reaction. She ought to think how others feel when the Woke scum go after them.
    Once again if the majority stand firm against the Wokist minority and give them a taste of their own medicine they turn tail and run. The lesson is clear the white majority and BAME who like Britain and want to be British and not change it to suit them, need to put the weak Wokists back in their box.
    Sadly most of the MSM are in thrall to BLM . This story is covered in the Telegraph but no comments are allowed. I wonder why the Telegraph editor made the decision not to allow comments, perhaps he was worried that a lot of folks would be saying she got what she deserved.

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    • Sluff says:

      But why was a Finnish female conductor chosen in the first place?
      Are there no UK conductors available (of either sex) for what is a known patriotic event.

      Even I could conduct RB and LoHaG.

      The BBC constantly want to push their agenda down our throat. And Finland is of course in the EU. And ‘Patriotic’ is not a word in the BBC dictionary.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Describes herself as Finnish on Twitter
        -Born in Ukraine
        -Moved to Finland aged 5

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  21. Sluff says:

    More Toady bias.
    At 0715 we learn the government are to introduce a payment to cover people on coronavirus self isolation. Cue an interview with that well-known impartial voice, the Labour leader of Pendle council, a Mr Khan I think.

    This area of policy was described by JustRemainin as ‘a gaping hole’.

    No BBC. I don’t want to know your anti-government opinion.
    Just present the facts. I can decide for myself, thank you.

    And regular readers will know I am certainly no apologist for government coronavirus handling.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    American Toenails’ fave source has tweeted an irony failure of epic proportion.

    Just recently…

    https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/08/18/bill-clinton-dnc-2020-speech-full-video-vpx.cnn

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m seriously thinking about putting a big bet on Donald Trump to win the election . Biden is at 1.8 Trump is at 2.1 on a prominent bookie –
      I just think a lot of non political Americans will look at the daily horror committed by Biden allies and stick with someone who did not put America into dumb wars and until covid – was pushing the economy and jobs upward. CNN and the BBC can shout and moan but I think people tending to vote – will vote Trump .

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  23. fakenewswatcher says:

    Sluff – re ‘white supremacist’: like I said above, beeb are trying to better the Soviet era disinformation campaign. You have to invent a whole new language of favourite descriptors, which you use repeatedly, no matter whether they are accurate or true. No others may be used, and they always contain an entire narrative, endlessly repeated.
    I remember it well: the enemy are always ‘imperialists’, even if you are the one with the empire. The entire dynamics of conflict are down to one explanatory word: mention that, and listeners know the whole story. There was also only ever ‘US aggression’ in any conflict; no one else ever aggressed anyone, and nothing else was needed to describe ‘the spark’ (oops) of any conflict.
    This is what distinguishes news (generally neutral terminology) from propaganda (generally loaded and emotive terminology). Like the Soviets of old, beeb have chosen their strategy.

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  24. Sluff says:

    The bias on Toady this morning has been particularly notable not for its glaring nature but more for the insidious drip drip drip drip.
    The New Zealand sentencing, the ‘too small’ ‘gaping hole’ in coronavirus policy, the fixation on Police actions in the USA (which mutate into the sports headlines as US basketball comes to a halt – as if we care).

    My particular bug bear was a juxtaposition. Rolls Royce are making 5000 redundant in the UK to stay afloat as orders halve. That was it. 5000. It’s just a number to the BBC.
    Compare with Public Health England, where there was a long article about how staff were feeling ‘uncertain’ as PHE is being abolished. And they’ve all worked so hard, don’t you know. But what’s the betting none will actually be put out of work? As usual the civil servants counting paper clips will just transfer into another non-job. On full pay and pension entitlement. Paid for by us and our children.

    The BBC like to look after their own. That means public sector. They just don’t give a toss about the private sector- you know, the bit that actually generates the wealth that pays for everything else.

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    • StewGreen says:

      R4Today = local community radio for North Islington

      RR
      – £5.4bn loss for January-June
      – Has already cut 4,000 jobs
      & another 5,000 to go in United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore
      – Demand for engines stay below 2019 levels until 2025

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    Sluff – having now completed my 14 fourteen days of government imposed house arrest – and having read the absolutely inept regulations – I’d like to comment on the ‘compensation ‘. There should be none .

    Somehow the Corbyn money tree syndrome has infected the so called ‘conservative ‘ government and their squandering of taxpayers ( borrowed ) money knows no end .

    Quite honestly – if someone can’t handle 14 days house arrest – then don’t go abroad to riskier places .

    I’m hoping to travel overseas to an alt home next week . There will be nobody about – there are no holiday makers – the time shares are locked up . It’s like mid winter . But when I come back I will be getting another dose of house arrest – I’m lucky – I can arrange my personal /work life around this – but the mental effect is something

    This is because when the country was ‘locked down ‘ one took comfort from knowing every one was in the same boat – but with house arrest I know
    It is badly planned
    Arbitrarily set out (14 days )
    Not enforced
    Impractical
    Too many exemptions
    Unfocused
    Too late compared to unregulated travel at the height of the first wave of the pandemic .

    I wrote and told my MP but I know how much traction that will get .

    As an aside – if you travel overseas these days by BA – you can play the ‘cancellation game ‘ . I was to go to Amsterdam for an overnight – the outward flight was changed 4 times – the return 4 times – and then completely cancelled . This is just factual and not a moan – but it shows the strain in the system .

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  26. Thoughtful says:

    One interesting allegation coming to light concerns the 17 year old heroic gunman who shot a few BLM Fascists who attacked him, one of which was a registered child molester otherwise known as a paedophile.

    No wonder the BBC are gunning for him !

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  27. StewGreen says:

    10am R4 “Saudi Arabia does not oppress women”

    WH “Sarah Fraser is an associate professor at Princess Nourah Bint University in Riyadh, the largest female-only university in the world. She got in touch ….
    She believes that despite most people believing the opposite, a country like Saudi Arabia does not oppress women”

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    • G says:

      Bit like, Saint “Back of the queue” Obama. In Saudi its a case of ‘Back of the bus women’. All buses were during my time there, segregated.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      “Saudi Arabia does not oppress women”

      In much the same way as 15-year old girls are not oppressed by ‘men’ in Rotherham, Blackburn, Oxford, Dewsbury etc etc.

      #PunishThoseWhoCoverUpTheRapes
      #PunishCollaboratorsNoStatuteOfLimitations

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  28. StewGreen says:

    Across all 4 BBC local radio networks this morning it was all waffle, waffle
    … ..”ooh old chocolate bars that were phased out, ooh playing with kids’ lego”

    One presenter.. “I haven’t been to Lincoln Drill Hall for ages, the last thing I went to was the Question Time recording, and the Alastair Campbell book signing”

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  29. Doobster78 says:

    The BBC, SKY, and all the woke looney left will be BAFFLED by this ….. completely baffled.

    They do not understand and will never understand its their own doing. The more woke, the more radical the more virtue signalling they do ….. up goes the Tories lead. LOL

    Conservatives up in polls despite pandemic and exams ‘chaos’, study reveals
    The Conservative party has increased its support by 3% from last week, with Labour falling by 2%.

    The Tories managed to gain votes despite the ongoing criticism over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which saw yet another u-turn on wearing face masks in schools on Tuesday.

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  30. digg says:

    Wall-to-wall coverage of the NZ whole-life sentencing with all the nice liberal folk on TV one after another saying how appropriate this is, plus lots of footage of bereaved family members with peace placards and hands on hearts etc. etc.

    Compare with the recent fixed term sentence handed to the despicable Manchester bomber who was so cowardly decided he didn’t even want to appear in Court and got the blessing of the judge.

    The astonishing difference in the press reaction and coverage in the UK is both illuminating and disgusting.

    There is something very, very wrong with these media people.

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  31. Foscari says:

    One of the top stories on the BBC website is “I asked for a more diverse crew.” You couldn’t make this up. Lunatics in charge of
    an asylum comes to mind.”Wait a moment , there’s an ethnic
    dustman just collecting the rubbish.We will get him to be our
    cameraman.”

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  32. Doobster78 says:

    No wonder Trump is making a comeback in the Polls with the lefty media showing overwhelming compassion to these BLM thugs.

    Mostly peaceful ….. as cars and buildings burn.

    its like the Iraqi Military Spokesman who told the world there were no US tanks but we could see them, like Lammy who said he hasn’t seen any police, but they were stood there !!!!

    The Left are just mental …. completely mental.

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    • Dobyns says:

      Doob

      I gave up on Chicken Noodle News years ago

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    • StewGreen says:

      Wonder if it was a non-native speaker writing the captions.
      It is possible to to have raging fires after a protest where 95% of protesters were peaceful
      but you’d capture it something like
      ‘There was widespread burning, after what had seemed like a peaceful protest’

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  33. Thoughtful says:

    Not the BBC but their associates

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    • G says:

      Wow! A different use of the word, “Fiery”. Give them their due. For the commies, a useful description. Probably see much more use in arson situations.

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    • Dave S says:

      They have to say this. There is too much footage out there and too may people have seen it. Last night in Minneapolis was a full scale looting riot caused by a false report of a police shooting. The guy shot himself rather than face arrest.
      The US is vast. It can dump a few cities and move on. These democrat run hell holes are being abandoned. Just check on the store closures. The best shops bought it last night in Minneapolis. They will not be coming back .

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      • theleftwilleatitself says:

        Imagine the rioting if KFC shut its doors and said they were never coming back 😬

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  34. theisland says:

    Are we supposed to be impressed? Fifteen replacements already arrived this morning.
    Thousands upon thousands more to go.

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  35. theisland says:

    Meanwhile pro-EU politicians like Healey and Starmer complain about shipbuilding contracts being lost abroad when this is BECAUSE OF EU RULES.

       19 likes

    • G says:

      The island,
      Veterans for Britain twitter should have started, “Scheming pro-EU / Soros civil servants…..”

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  36. JimS says:

    The people are speaking out!

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  37. Guest Who says:

    The tell it often enough and arrogance of this is beyond hilarious.

    All kids suckered in do realise this is churned out by oldies seeking early retirement and pension sweetners?

       10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      That BBC webpage dates to early July
      The Jul 15 @BBCWorld almost got rationed 450 vs 500

      Arch Global Warming debunker @Tony__Heller Replying to @BBCWorld
      If someone had said on March 1st that government was about to lock the entire population in their homes, force tens of millions out of work, arrest people for walking their dog or going to the beach
      – that person would have been labeled a “conspiracy theorist.”

      =======

      When I dig into David Icke stuff, it’s almost as if he is parodying the BBC
      ‘Look at me saying wacky stuff, but isn’t the BBC the same ?
      I say there are reptilian overlords,
      BBC say ‘there really is a video of Trump in Moscow being peed on by prostitutes‘ ‘

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Viva Frei on Virginia black Dem state Senator being arrested for statue destruction
    which severely injured a bystander
    Virginia Senator Louise Lucas was arrested for conspiracy to destroy property
    .. Viva concludes , that so far it is looking like a malicious political prosecution
    cos although she encouraged protesters to step over the barriers and spray paint the statue, she wan’t there when 2 hours later the destruction happened.

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  39. tomo says:

    Who needs Spitting Image ?

    – it seems clear that the BBC does …… see Project Kangaroo Britbox – I wonder if they’ve got script guidelines from Harrabin’s desk to the official censor yet?

    Surprised it’s on TikTok given that Beijing is rooting for Biden….

    Twitter thread has more examples of the lady’s work.

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    • tomo says:

      $10?

      That’s about a single spoon of the ice cream she was showing off about 2 weeks ago.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Bannon charity case
    Barnes sets out why he thinks the case against Bannon is very weak
    ‘If you are going to prosecute this charity, you’d have to prosecute 90% of other charities and there is a legal principle of the norm’
    ‘To prosecute for fraud it is normal to name a victim
    ..but these papers name no victims
    If they could have found someone who wants their money back, they would have done’
    ‘Why are they prosecuting in Southern New York ? it’s where people take political cases’
    ‘the indictment is all inference, rather than precise fact’
    ‘This is the weakest mail fraud case, that I have seen’
    ‘They don’t have a Bannon quote, saying that he wasn’t getting paid’
    Viva and Barnes video

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    • tomo says:

      Apparently Florida has some complaints (from out of state) – but those victims aren’t being used by SDNY – which is weird….

      Dem activists were all over the appeal – I wonder if the “Florida victims” have any erm… connections?

      See BH Trump thread

      The WeBuildtheWall investigation began in Florida in January 2019 after the AG received a series of complaints.. The case was built by Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Republican AG Ashley Moody. Indeed the allegations are not new and Kolfage would seem to have form.

      One might think that the complainants would be a gift to SDNY…..

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  41. andyjsnape says:

    Blunt and to the point..
    Migrants deported as hunger strike continues at Brooke House
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-53905550

    When reading the link, the bBC hasn’t put much effort in, just seems like its something they were told to do, very short and to the point, no fluffy bits added on

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      andy – the fluffy bits might observe that insignificant numbers are being returned, compared to the mass daily arrivals, well into three figures each day. I would not even use the word ‘deported’, which gives them an exaggerated status.
      The painfully slow process and tiny numbers suggest that getting rid is a cumbersome and expensive process, compared to ‘intercepting’ them and taking them to Dover.
      Any ‘lessons learnt’? e.g. Easy to bring in, hard to get out?

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      • G says:

        Let’s be fair. Our “Worlds Most Trusted” broadcaster would be least of all happy that illegal invaders are being shipped back. Put yourself in their position. If you had been working diligently for decades as a Fifth Columnist to destroy the country from within, you would not be happy to see your little helpers being shipped out.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I first got an error “The BBC have closed the connection”
      wonder if the server is getting hammered
      Yes the page is unusually curt.

      so that’s 2 deportations/day
      vs 100 coming in

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  42. Doobster78 says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/basketball/53926764

    NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

    Ok ..here we go – After calling off their game against the Orlando Magic, the Bucks players released a statement that said: “Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball.

    “When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable.

    “We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement.

    “We are calling for justice for Jacob Blake and demand the officers be held accountable.

    …………………………………………………………………

    What complete and utter bollox !!! So, if Saint Jacob had managed to return to his car for his GUN and SHOT the officers dead, thats OK in Lefty Virtue Signalling world ???

    There has been no action despite call for change , sorry, despite the riots, looting, killings etc ?? Really ? How many whites have been shot by BLACK officers and not a word muttered.

    They really are something else. Race relations back 25 years thanks to BLM, Lefty media and these virtue signalling bell ends .

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    • tomo says:

      So Jacob was breaking a restraining order, high enough to shrug off being zapped and being restrained by cops and marched over to his car issuing threats as he went?

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      • theleftwilleatitself says:

        Exactly Doobster 👍🏻
        I bet on the over in the game and the Magic on the handicap only to wake up this morning to find out the game hadn’t even gone ahead 🏀
        Bloody ridiculous 🤬

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  43. Guest Who says:

    It’s the peroxide I tells ya!

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  44. AndyDozefeet says:

    Isn’t it strange how the lefties have changed their tune on “no parole” sentencing for offenders?

    I have long been of the opinion that life should mean life when it comes to the more heinous crimes – especially mass murder. I therefore applaud the NZ judge’s stance on the sentence of Brenton Tarrant.

    When expressing my opinion on full life sentencing I have often been challenged by lefties that it is inhumane and ignores both the preposition that “even the worst sinner is capable of redemption” and the concept that, as well as punishment and deterrent, a sentence should also have a presumption that the offender can be rehabilitated. I’ve been labelled as many things by those that challenge my opinion – a typical little Englander “flog ’em and hang ’em” totalitarian reactionary (and proud of it!).

    Imagine my surprise therefore when I read lefty Saint Jacinda’s comments about the sentencing of Brenton Tarrant.

    After seeing her comments I did a little research into NZ Labour’s stated policies on law and order and quickly came across a couple of statements which I would completely disagree with but which illustrate the left’s previously soft attitude to serious offenders and also its ability to dilute/alter/ignore its principles if and as the circumstances require:

    “8.8 we believe that the state…should play an active role in rehabilitating offenders.”

    “8.17 Labour rejects the “lock them up and throw away the key” approach to criminal justice.”

    Which one is it Jacinda? Your long-held values and beliefs that even the worst offender can redeem himself? Or your (understandable) approach to Brenton Tarrant’s case?

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

    Latest BBC headline – even white animals are now racist:
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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Wow! News from SA on beeb! But nothing about the farm attacks in the last two-three days, in which people were shot, farmer Andre Marais fatally.
      The big story is the shooting of a wanted criminal in Wisconsin.
      Presumably the fact that the deceased in SA was white and the killers black, makes this a non-story for the bbc.
      Mind you, this regrettably is a daily event now in SA, so perhaps not of interest? Then again, the constant stream of farm murders, which have strong racial overtones, would make this low intensity warfare a big story.
      But still the wrong way round for beeb’s race baiting tales of horror. (Not that black farm workers are exempt from the killings.)

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  46. gb123 says:

    I have a solution to the beeb not using the lyrics to Land of hope and glory. Send for the Barmy Army to surround the Albert hall and sing it for them. They have some ti8me available.

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  47. AnneG says:

    As the BBC is trying desperately to increase black faces on its programmes, may I make the following suggestion.
    Bring back Crimewatch. with all those reconstructions of stabbings and shootings in London, just think how many unemployed black actors could be used. In between their doing adverts of course
    Love to all.

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  48. theisland says:

    Labour are pushing for ‘key workers’ to stand for local elections (as Labour candidates naturally).
    I have a feeling this may backfire on them.

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  49. taffman says:

    “Sir Ed Davey wins Liberal Democrat leadership race”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53933470
    They are in denial. These are the people that wanted a second referendum.
    Wake up Ed, the Lib Dems have changed their name to ‘The Conservative Party’.
    CCBGB

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Excellent News – a political spiv destined to be their last ‘leader’ – he doesn’t grate as much as the scatty tart he beat ..
      Party to meet and celebrate in the normal phone box

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      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        May need two or more phone boxes, if the ghosts of Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe turn up …

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