Weekend Thread 5 September 2020

This time next week the Biased Far Left failing BBC will be preparing to put out “The Last Night of The Proms”. This year many who watch it will be more attentive to it than ever . Even if the British Conventions are retained lets not forget what those running the BBC wanted to do – in favour of their own personal views -not those of the suffering taxpayer .
The next big national event is Remembrance Sunday . Interfere with that at your peril BBC.

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331 Responses to Weekend Thread 5 September 2020

  1. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Hello all
    Lineker gets a well-deserved roasting here

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    • vlad says:

      I’m truly shocked at the language used against our Gary: “Low-life football presenter and Grade-A tosspot… prize-winning prat… snivelling shit-weasel… arse-wipe… f*ck-pig”.

      I hope never to hear those expressions repeated on this site, namely “Low-life football presenter and Grade-A tosspot… prize-winning prat… snivelling shit-weasel… arse-wipe… f*ck-pig”.

      Disgraceful.

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      • john in cheshire says:

        I agree. I think this comment should be a post-it at the start of all future pages of this blog until Mr Lineker’s reputation is restored.

        Because why would Walkers crisps, for example, employ anyone who was any of the epithets you list?

           38 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Yes, Snuffy will have to put his fingers in his ears if language like that is used in print, again, vlad.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Please advise when acceptable to post. And about what.

       7 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest / vlad – im thinking of setting up a cloak room service – vlad – would you like your coat ?

      As the for language – which some one one told me is ‘ a form of verbal violence’ whilst i was calling them a four letter word begining with a letter between B and D…. so moderation please .

         8 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      If someone wants to object I will edit as necessary – editing is a bit of a chore but necessary sometimes . I put quite a bit of time into monitoring comments but there is a ‘real life ‘ …..

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

        The only thing I would like to object to is Fedup2 (and the others) not getting enough praise for keeping all this on the road for us. I guess there is always a bit of minor falling out between good people from time to time, but that’s life. The main focus here is that behemoth that takes the taxpayers shilling to fund their opulent lifestyles and to deride and attack everything that is British.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Caliphate
          Very kind but the cause is bigger than anyone . Heart and soul of a nation really . In another time blood would be spilt….

             15 likes

        • Up2snuff says:

          Here, here, BoBotC! Well said. And I would add to that final sentence – ‘while doing their jobs very poorly indeed.’

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  3. taffman says:

    “Tony Abbott: Ex-Australian PM appointed UK trade adviser”
    “Boris Johnson rejected claims Mr Abbott was not suitable for the role, despite criticism over past comments on women, LGBT people and climate change”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54027762
    The ‘snowflakes’ and ‘Remainers’ are not happy about the choice of Abbott as a trade advisor.
    LGBT and climate change, What on earth have they got to do with Brexit ?
    In my humble opinion , Boris should also appoint the man who knows the EU inside out and would ‘run rings’ around the EU negotiators – that’s Nigel Farage.
    He would certainly rattle them.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Appointment of mr abbot might go a little way to repairing the trade damage caused by the UK dumping our commonwealth partners in favour of krauts and french surrender monkeys running the EUreich

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Also worthy.

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    • taffman says:

      It would be far, far, better to put ex-forces veterans who have fought for their country, and the British homeless into hotels.
      Use the airlines to offer ‘free trips home’ to those who hate this country. Silly woman.
      Simples .

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      • Jeff says:

        She’s not silly at all. She’s really quite clever and making an ironic point.
        She’s one of us. A staunch Brexiteer and very concerned about immigration.
        If you look at her Twitter page you’ll see I’m right.

        As per usual..;)

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

          Jeff: your post made me look at this tweet more closely.

          The #AllLivesMatter tag suggested she was not of the woke brigade.

          Then what she tweeted was framed as a conditional: If … then.

          This means she is not condoning filling the hotels with refugees – that is what the Government are doing.

          She is basically saying if the Government are happy to give taxpayers money to hoteliers (to accommodate refugees) why not do the same to British airlines and help save British jobs.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      And the cruise ships.
      Fill them up with illegals and disembark them in North Africa.

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    • tarien says:

      Absolutely Parveen Atwal-the Government can empty the Hotels of immigrants and fill the planes with them and any others who have arrived onto the shore of the United Kingdom illegally. Think we would all agree that such an exercise would be worth funding and most likely cheaper than the cost of the hotels.

         26 likes

  5. Guest Who says:

    Does bbc North America have a Frankie Howerd equivalent?

       46 likes

  6. Guest Who says:

    😋

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      According to BBC comedians and despite an IQ of 164, I am thick because:
      (1) I am White
      (2) All my great Grandfathers were working class
      (3) I voted for Brexit
      (4) I don’t agree with Greta
      (5) I don’t think the average Black is as clever as the average Jew, German and Jap.
      (6) I failed my English A Level many times
      (7) I prefer Rule Britannia to the Red Flag
      (8) I think Trump is more intelligent than anyone at the BBC
      (9) I think looking at Britain, the Japanese are very intelligent in not wanting to fill there cities with lots of third world refuges.
      (10) I think looking at the BBC, Gary Lineker is very hypocritical in not wanting to fill his home with lots of third world refuges.

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  7. vlad says:

    Douglas Murray on the Project to Lie About Our History.

    Now THERE’S a project the beeb might be interested in.

    (Oh, I forgot – they already are.)

    Joking aside, Murray points out that the current madness in the US and the UK is in no small measure due to decades of our educational system doing down our country and its history, and depicting it as the cause of all that’s wrong in the world.

    The whole interview is worth listening to but the ‘history’ bit starts at about the 20 min mark.

    “The Cult of Woke and the Project to Lie about Our History”

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBc but if u have a clear sky the moon is just starting to empty and rises around 2200 england time ….

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  9. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    The excellent lady kate hoey reports the incident on BBC breakfast news where the flag of Eire was used to represent Northern Ireland . The DuP was on the case demanding an apology ….

    I mean – in BBC would therd be 2 flags – rainbow and EU – right ?

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    • theisland says:

      The so-called ‘apology’.
      The bBC are filth.

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      • Richard Pinder says:

        Ironically, It would have been better if the BBC had used a “Red Flag”

        The “Red Flag” of Northern Ireland

        Royal Navy Flag of Defiance (1647 to 1799). A Red Ensign with a Red Flag in the canton.

        In 1689, Colonel John Michelburn raised the “Red Flag”, first on the Royal Bastion, and afterwards on the tower of the Cathedral. On 1 August 1714, to commemorate the Relief of Londonderry, ex-Governor and siege hero Colonel Michelburn hoisted the “Red Flag” on the Cathedral steeple and formed the first club known as the Apprentice Boys. Today the flag of the Apprentice Boys is now a darker crimson colour, with writing and a logo on it.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    Red Robbing council closed bankrupt Robin Hood Energy dream
    Nottingham council ‘sorry’ as Robin Hood Energy collapses

    A council has apologised after losing millions of pounds of public cash in the collapse of an energy company it started.
    Robin Hood Energy (RHE) is shutting with the loss of 230 jobs despite millions poured into it by Nottingham City Council.
    British Gas will take on its customer base of thousands of homes in England.

    The council said the sale will not make up all its losses,
    which leaked documents suggest are £38.1 million.

       23 likes

    • G says:

      No council or council employee should go anywhere near, ‘Business’.

      That’s one of the reasons why the Dems resent DJT so much: he has commercial abilities they could only dream of.

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

    The BBC has burnt all its bridges with its constant and malicious attack on the indigenous British population, its culture, its history, its values.

    In carrying out its anti-British propaganda it has resorted to underhand techniques such as presenting British children with a distorted worldview designed to traumatize them and turn them against their their own parents, grandparents and culture.

    It must to be defunded, turned into a subscription only service, and have its British title removed.

    All its outputs to date must be archived and made freely accessible to the British public who have paid for it all.

    All its assets belong to the British public and the new subscription service must pay a rental on it.

    A thorough historical review of the organisation must be had and individuals must be held accountable for monies they have taken in over-inflated contracts, salaries, freebies, perks.

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    • tarien says:

      On the question of anti-British Propaganda, The politically correct internationalist elites have gone to great lengths to suppress resistance by the native populations to mass immigration and its consequences. The culture and ethnic interests of the minority populations are relentlessly promoted while the culture and ethnic interests of the native populations are suppressed. Any criticism of immigration or its consequences is met with accusations of racism which both the mainstream media/BBC and politicians promote routinely. Punishments are exacted, such as hate-filled media witch-hunts, the loss of a job and, increasingly, criminal charges for saying politically incorrect things about immigration and/or its consequences. The fact that similar though generally lesser punishments are meted out to anyone who it is claimed has breached other aspects of political correctness – most commonly accusations of homophobia and sexism – intensifies the sense of claustrophobia which the imposition of strict limits to what may and may not be said naturally creates.
      To the suppression of complaint about mass immigration Western elites have added the denigration of the native cultures from which they have sprung. The histories of countries such as the UK and USA are constantly portrayed as something to be ashamed of. Collective guilt is laid upon the shoulders of the current native white populations (inc children)for the former existence of colonialism and the slave trade. Anything which is praiseworthy in white history is suppressed or diluted by ahistorical claims that it was not really the work of the whites, or that if it was whites who were responsible they were only able to produce the praiseworthy thing because of white oppression of non-white peoples. Any expression of national feeling by the native white populations is immediately decried as nationalism at best and racism at worst. Oh indeed this Corporation has much to answer for and to.

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  12. Doobster78 says:

    I have a strong feeling Jon and his fellow BBC liberal bed wetters are going to have another shock to the system in November !!!!!!!

    He is all warm and fuzzy about these polls but I suspect the silent majority are going to be out in force.

    I am not religious, but I pray to our dear lord, please deliver us a Trump re-election !!!!!

    The liberal meltdown will be a sight to behold

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Doob
      It’s wishful thinking on their part. How many times have polls been oh so wrong . The MSM force people to tell pollsters what they think pollsters want to hear -,as it were – but once in the privacy of the ballot room reality steps up – subject of course to corrupt practices in certain states with postal votes et al …. I’m still thinking of risking a tenner on mr Trump although a bit of me is wondering with the democrats will retire Biden in the run up to the election ‘for health reasons ‘ to go for the sympathy vote – they might even kill him off if that helps . ….

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

        It tells us that Jon Sopel is maliciously anti-Trump finding pleasure and taunting upwards of a half of the US population with these interim figures.

        It is certainly not impartial or befitting of someone taking the British taxpayers hard earned money.

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      • Doobster78 says:

        Exactly. Look at how the polls and the MSM were convinced the December election was so close.

        But like you say, the privacy of the ballot room changes everything.

        With the USA the way it is at the moment, even if I were a Trump supporter, if a pollster asked me my voting intention, I would likely say Biden just so they would pi*s off without any further questions !!!!!

        I reckon there are millions the same. In fact , I am bloody sure of it .

        If I was a betting man (I am not) Trump at Evens looks like finding money on the street 😂

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      • G says:

        Fed,
        Polls: But now deliberately “wrong”

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      I’m reliably informed that they don’t start taking much notice of polls over in the US for the presidential elections until after Labor Day weekend, which is coming up 👍🏻
      Republicans at Evens 🤞🏻

         13 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        Regardless who wins, there will be claims afterwards that the Russians were involved with the result.

           9 likes

        • theleftwilleatitself says:

          I remember Obama complaining back in December about Trump interfering in our GE – this coming from Mr. Back-of-the-Queue 🙄
          How about al beeb interfering in the US election 🤔
          Oh nothing said, not a peep!
          The hypocrisy of the left is omnipresent and stinks 💩

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Intimidation policing : Melbourne
    another protester made a Facebook video
    ” I’m going but it’s important to say I am no encouraging anyone else to go”
    waits

    …. “Hey what you guys doing kicking in my door ”
    Avi short clip

    The full 3 min lifestream
    James Bartolo live stream capture of his arrest by the Victorian SS this morning

    TV station video saying he has had a change of heart
    Does that look Stalinist ?

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  14. StewGreen says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Lashing and beating of two gay men in #Calgary ruled not a hate crime!
    That was the first Rebel report

    Next
    Who would have thought?! BREAKING: Calgary Police now say information suggests violent lashing and beating of a same-sex couple may have been “hate-motivated.”
    The MSM wanted this story to die. I am glad we followed through.

       14 likes

    • gb123 says:

      The Calgary Police will probably come out with a statement that it was a ‘largely peaceful’ expression of solidarity. But it won’t matter because the media at large will ignore it.

         10 likes

  15. vlad says:

    Wow, I thought we had some prize race-baiters at the beeb, but Creepy Joe takes the medal. His latest campaign ad opens with the words: “Why in this nation do black Americans wake up knowing they can lose their life in the course of just living their life?”

    Ben Shapiro’s not impressed.

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

      Biden is also a racist. He was quoted as saying any black person who votes for Trump is not black or words to that effect. The BBC covered that, then defended Biden, then never brought it up again as it continued its attack on Donald Trump. Biden himself only uses the race card as a political gimmick to gain votes and power.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Racist Question: Why in this nation do black Americans wake up knowing they can lose their life in the course of just living their life?

      Racist Answer: Blame Black Knife crime and BLM violence, neither let Blacks live to fight another day.

      Non-Racist Question: Why in this world do all humans wake up knowing that they can lose their life in the course of just living their life?

      Non-Racist Answer: Blame God or Mother Nature, neither let you live much more than a hundred years.

         31 likes

  16. Guest Who says:

    Nick has not yet passed on what Sky says Mr. Abbott has allegedly been accused of.

    Give him time.

       4 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      BBC sources say…

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    • Guest Who says:

      Here’s a thread, Nick.

         17 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Lurch goes with…

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

          Anthony Zurcher :”Trump deflects or distracts when asked to criticize Russia or Vladimir Putin. It’s been a constant his entire presidency

          This is an example of Zurcher not reporting on the news but imposing his own political opinion over it.

          What right has Zurcher to demand that Russia and Vladimir Putin be criticized by the US President?

          Zurcher is playing politics and in his pro-Democrat, anti-Trump partisanship is demanding Russia be antagonised with false Democrat claims, which could lead to retaliation, a trade war, people losing their jobs, lives being lost.

          But Zurcher is oblivious to all that. He takes the British taxpayers shilling, lives a comfortable life and uses his position to control the narrative.

          Zurcher should have been sacked along time ago along with the rest of the BBC.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Joe – just read what’s on the autocue – end of quote

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          It’s like watching Ron Burgundy, if you know the film Anchorman. Like Burgundy, Sleepy Joe will read anything on the autocue. He’s bound to have his “F*ck you, San Diego” moment soon.

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  17. AsISeeIt says:

    The Daily Telegraph today delivers to us a front page with a pic of a mischievous-looking Gary Lineker and sub-heading informing us that Gary and ‘…other outspoken stars have been told by the BBC they will not be bound by Tim Davie’s impartiality rules…’

    As you digest that report we turn to the ‘i’ where Jo Brand tells us of her ‘favourite dish’ – that would be battery acid, as I recall.

    The Daily Star entertains us with a story about ‘Psycho ghosts, Kray twins hauting old nick’ – they’ll be about the last white working class family ever to be spotted in the East End – but I jest.

    I mention the extortion-minded terrible twins, not just as a welcome change from Meghan and Harry stories, but as a link to this report in the Mirror ‘We must save our chemists, call for action as 72% of family-run shops face ruin’ – link to the Krays, you ask?

    Well, entre nous (and I probably ought to save this one for my Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner posts – which will be back soon, promise) I heard on good authority that when a new-built supermarket belonging to a certain chain moved into a certain district, that they approached the local family-run chemist shop and made the owner an offer he couldn’t refuse – so as to clear the way for their own pharmacy department. Not that they literally put a gun to his head, just made a six figure offer that made it worth his while to retire.

    Caitlin Moran in the Times magazine tells all about ‘My wild day with Britain’s coolest farmer’ – that’s farmer not pharma.

    Whereas in the ‘i’ we read the leader of the Labour Party has ‘poll setback despite PM’s tricky summer’ – that’s Starmer.

    Maybe there’s some good news afterall, the Telegraph suggests ‘EU to sideline Barnier in last push for deal’

    The Express shrieks ‘Boris: Britain WILL prosper out of the EU’

    And the Guardian snootily snarks ‘PM appoints ‘misogynist’ Abbott as trade advisor’

    The Guardian, clearly on the back foot this morning, further moans how ‘Thousands flouting quarantine say Police’

    But where’s the female celebrity story?

    The Star has ‘Paris: lovers hit me’ – that there is a tautology – read your urban dictionary, as in “really, Paris Hilton, did you hit that?”

    The Guardian of course has ‘Jane Fonda ‘if Greta can do it so can I”

    Think up your own epitaphs for our Hanoi Jane of whom the Guardian is quite Fonda…

    I’m in positive mood and switch it around concerning old time female celebs to say The Guardian is the Marie Antoinette of the UK media.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, off with their head, I say, of the Guardian although I might miss their visual arts coverage.

      And the subby who waved through the main Telegraph front page headline boobed somewhat. III instead of 111. Really!

      And Charles Dance! Yesterday holding hands with a young brunette actress on the fp of the Times, today snogging with a young blonde woman in the sea somewhere, portrayed on the fp of the Express. Questions should be asked.

      Hair salons? Careless colour settings on cameras by photographers? Fiddling around in Photoshop (other image manipulators are available)? Or something else?

      Our Brissles may be bristling!

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        Up2snuff – ah, our dearly beloved (of themselves) Fourth Estate, deadwood slinking toward virtual subset, it’s such a rich seam of comic entertainment. And I do mean Beano-style comic.

        Charlie Dance switching dancing partners with gay abandon… sign him up for Strictly. The BBC are always keen to put in a ringer. As for the press pics of various mystery blondes and brunettes, consistency was never the photo ed’s forte (excepting the BBC’s iron rule on knife-wielding) – How can we ever forget the cat with covid story: tabby, black, white, ginger, tiger-striped, Manx… (I exaggerate)

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Up2 old thing, I don’t know about ‘bristling’, more like ‘quivering’ at the very thought of a bit of aqua bobbing about with Mr Dance. Not many 73 year olds can claim to have such a taut body as his . (time for me to go and have a lie down now, I’m worn out with all this imaginative passion)

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  18. Sluff says:

    I was watching a news review from the BBC last night. All coverage of the Tory government highlighted maximum doom and gloom, much head-shaking, all negative coverage. Meanwhile all the Labour coverage was positive, smiling, almost triumphalist. Total bias.
    In other words, business as usual at the BBC. Except…….

    Oh, did I not say? The news review in question was of the year 1989, and from 1989 !!!!!!! The presenter was Jonathan Dimbleby.

    The bias is very, very entrenched. It is in the core fabric of the institution. And has been for decades.

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  19. fakenewswatcher says:

    Beeb Radio 4 brings Toenails on to bring Emily Thornberry on to TOADY to continue the campaign against Tony Abbott’s appointment to the Board of Trade.
    Emily was entirely predictable: Abbott is a mysoginist, who doesn’t approve of LGBTQ etc etc rights and said nice things about Viktor Orban. Not being PC disqualifies him.
    Why did Toenails bring on a discredited, has-been like ET?
    Poor judgement and poor taste?
    But then, that’s what we would expect from Beeb, R4 and TOADY, in particular.
    And then Toenails has the audacity to advertise a programme called ‘Poiltical Thinking, with him’….Probabaly the last person I’d listen to to find out about anything political, that involves ‘thinking’ is him.
    And, as ever, TOADY is merely a continuation of whatever campaigns R4 is currently running. Gives them a generous 3 hour spot to criticize Tony Abbott, attack President Trump, undermine the UK government etc. and prove their woke credentials.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    How Dare You newspapers dare not print exactly what XR want

    “Newspapers delayed as Extinction Rebellion blocks printing presses”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54038591

    “Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists have delayed the distribution of several national newspapers after blocking access to three printing presses owned by Rupert Murdoch.
    More than 100 protesters targeted Newsprinters presses in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, Knowsley, Merseyside, and near Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
    Newsagents say some papers are not arriving and others are late.
    Thirteen people have been arrested in connection to the protests.
    XR has accused the papers of failing to report on the climate emergency.”

    XR are PEACEFUL …/ sarc

    It’s one way of having the print media turn against XR, I suppose

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    • StewGreen says:

      Thursday’s Guardian
      “Extinction Rebellion: rights experts say *peaceful protest*
      in UK under threat
      Liberty condemns ‘unworkable restrictions, fines and arrests’
      used by police to stifle rallies

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      • Sluff says:

        I heard that Police Scotland prevented an XR closure of a print works up there.

        The police in England were their usual cozy, right-on selves, and decided to do jack all. The right to protest of a few hundred Marxist XR militants is clearly more important than the rights of millions to read a newspaper.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Remember the WaPo ‘opinion’ piece?

      The MSM appears to have decided they are ok with being last eaten.

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    • Deborah says:

      Mr D went to the village shop for out Telegraph this morning. Too much women’s magazine the rest of the week but we like Charles Moore and the crossword. No newspaper this morning presumably due to XR. During lockdown we have been buying extra items with the newspaper partly to justify use of the debit card and partly to support the village shop. No newspaper, no extra bought items. A loss to our shopkeeper.
      I am trying to work out whether loss of sales fits the XR agenda. I don’t suppose they like big supermarkets but nor would they support capitalists running their own businesses, however small.

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  21. Sluff says:

    Not BBC but well within their sphere of statism.

    On Toady this morning a telling moment.

    Knobson ‘interviewed’ the Union leader of the most senior civil servants, known as the First Division Association. Imagine the power of his members to ensure inaction.

    He opposes any government pressure to have his members actually turn up to work in person. I can imagine them going into their offices with tape measures. ‘It’s only 1.95m between the desks. All out, lads’. But I digress.

    On two occasions he said in terms ‘if the government asked the private sector to do this, he would get very short shrift’.

    His words and tone of voice gave away his feeling of utter disdain for the private sector. This is the sector remember that creates the wealth that keeps his members in their well-paid, gold-plated pension, rock solid job secure jobs – a sector that itself, but for a tiny minority, has none of those things. The callousness of his remarks was reprehensible.

    So that is what the top of the civil service think of the private sector.
    I think the phrase required is ‘Drain the Swamp’.

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  22. StewGreen says:

    The Sun’s wrongspeak this week
    “Fury as Extinction Rebellion founder say MPs and business owners ‘should have bullet put through their heads'”

    yeh XR want that covered up

    Today the Mail is blocked
    Yesterday the Standard had given column space to a an XR writer.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Today the Sun tweets
      Here’s our exclusive comment piece from Sir David Attenborough
      on the climate crisis.
      It’s in today’s paper,
      which Extinction Rebellion protesters tried to prevent from reaching our readers
      with their attack on free speech. #BuyAPaper

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  23. Lucy Pevensey says:

    News that is worthy of news.
    A British man not treated quite as well as an illegal immigrant breaking the law.

    Steve Laws, one of the chaps that has been heroicaly filming the immigrant invasion down in Kent was arrested. He took one of the abandoned dinghies the other day, went out for a spin on the water & used it to do some more filming of the RNLI people-trafficking operations.

    His phone and camera were confiscated and he spent 16 hours in a cell. This is the charge:

    “On 02/09/2020 at Dover in the county of Kent, without the consent of the owner, or other lawful authority, took a conveyance, namely RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) with outboard engine for the use of yourself or another
    Contrary to section 12(1) of the Theft Act 1968”

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    • G says:

      Lucy,
      If it was not the Theft Act 1968, it would be another member of the police arsenal of legislation brought in to simply, ‘nail’ the ‘criminal’, as in Tommy Robinson.

         18 likes

    • AnneG says:

      Just a thought but if it was an abandoned RHIB Surely the People Smuggler owner should be traced to confirm that he had not given permission for its use.
      Anne G.

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      • G says:

        Anne,
        With the, doubtless millions of cases having passed through the courts since 1968 / 1978 (there was a TA in 1978 dealing with Fraud), every scenario will have been considered – and importantly – dealt with. Clearly the unknown ‘owner’ is not Steve Laws.

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – still not asking the Covid-19 questions …

    Do the BBC really want to keep the British public who still listen to R4 and TOADY (a shrinking number by all accounts) in the dark about Covid-19?

    JustRemainIn Webb interviewed Prof Ann(e) Johns(t)on(e) this a.m. and he very obviously skirted around asking Prof Johnson whether there were definite signs that the Covid-19 virus has mutated and mutated to affect young people more but in a less serious way than heretofore.

    Yes, I know there probably wasn’t time on another badly organised BBC N&CA prog to ask three extra questions. But people out there (ie. me!) want to know and some very highly paid people at the BBC are not really doing their jobs at all well.

    Sack ’em!

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    New DG and supporters come out of the wood work – Saturday it’s the former editor of Toady – Comrade Sarah Sands – telling us that young BBC droids don’t comprehend that anyone could have lefty views other than there’s.

    Well – Sarah – you presided over the demise of the BBC flagship Titanic ) and now you’ve see the light ….wanna job?

    Meanwhile elsewhere in the Mail is a former beeboid droid – John £650k Humphreys talking Tom himself in print – which must have sounded funny after a couple of pints but looks just dumb in print – I don’t know what he was on about but I suppose he is another DG disciple now – with a huge pension courtesy of you if you still pay the licence …

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  26. Guest Who says:

    And in other news….

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/reputation-management.html

    Do land on their feet, don’t they?

    And good to have friends.

    The team includes Poppy Trowbridge, former special advisor to Philip Hammond as Chancellor, said to be the current squeeze of BBC News thought leader Kamal Ahmed

    Studly and Phil’s next big adventure?

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/taskmaster.html

    Taskperson surely? “Right, Charlie…”

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/taskmaster.html

    Does the BBc have a head of Title Engineering?

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/successful.html

    Plus team?

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  27. Guest Who says:

    Made to be ignored. And broken.

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/rules-please.html

    Like editorial guidelines.

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/charlotte-on-menu.html

    So long as there is more dosh.

    Maybe Charlie can now write ‘don’t say anything stupid memos’ too?

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/not-far-off.html

    ‘Vacancy’ sounds like a good collective term for the entire squad.

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – another question unasked … but a chance to take a pop at UK Government – whoopeee!

    The BBC fail to ask why HMG is reluctant to introduce testing at airports and ‘other points of entry’ into the UK. We – esp. on Biased BBC – suspect we know why. It might be good if the BBC were forced into asking that question.

    As far as airports are concerned it would highlight where the infections are and who is carrying them. That could be unfortunate and embarrassing and cause pressure for more restrictions on some countries.

    The same is true for sea ports.

    Then there are ‘the other points of entry’ and beaches, mostly in Kent. And that might lead to all sorts of difficulties and costs with Human Rights lawyers circulating like sharks smelling blood and British taxpayers increasingly putting pressure on HMG and the Home Sec for ‘something must be done’.

    Elephants in the room.

    Getting crowded, innit?

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    • Deborah says:

      A senior NHS bod, to quote their words, ‘the tests are rubbish’. Far too many false positives and negatives to be reliable.

      Daily Mail online also pushing for testing at airports. Looks like another coordinated attack on the government.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Indeed, Deborah, with anything like that you need to ask the ±% Error. I was amused to be offered back in the Spring, one of those non-contact temperature reading devices discounted from somewhere in £1300s to something like £1150. Memory is a little hazy on exact pricing & discount.

        What the memory is not hazy on is my checking of the item’s specification including it’s error reading: it was ± 2° in the Centigrade range which meant it was entirely useless for measuring potential Covid-19 carriers. I had a vision of these things being bought by every council and authority and security firm up and down the country with no regard as to whether they could actually do the job.

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, impartially, beefing up…

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/over-providing.html

    Shades of ‘D’uh, sources close have learned.

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/head-shaking.html

    BBC N. America could teach the whole corporation.

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2020/09/trio-lacrimoso.html

    BBC executives vanish all school hols, and you know it.

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  30. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Surprise!…………………… Not.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Looking at Lurch’s twitter bio he must be deemed a ‘star’.

      Apparently.

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    • G says:

      Given the new BBC leader will not/cannot have the stamina and fortitude of DJTrump when dealing with recalcitrance, so, I imagine given 5/6 months, the BBC will revert to, ‘normal’. If indeed they alter their behaviour for even a short period. Its not in their nature.

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    • Seppers says:

      I hate the creepy use of that word stars.

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    • Seppers says:

      I hate the creepy use of that word stars.

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  31. Loobyloo says:

    US protests: Dark-clad thugs on planes and other claims fact-checked https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/54023884

    Tim Davie needs to take a look at this if he needs to see evidence of impartial journalism. It’s pathetic, Al Beeb are now policing Twitter

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  32. Guest Who says:

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  33. Guest Who says:

    The entire MSM has gone men… even more mental over the Abbopoitment on twitter, to almost universal mockery.

    The BBC is no different, using ‘one degree of separation’ elected gobsworths to do the actual hit on their contract.

    https://conservativewoman.co.uk/the-trashing-of-tony-abbott/?

    Caz likely not thrilled with that freeze frame.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of BBc poxy royalty.

      https://conservativewoman.co.uk/misguided-mission-of-the-banksy-boat/?

      When even our local radio goes full gush over a daub of his in the med you know they are on a mission from above.

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    • Doobster78 says:

      The media are DISGUSTING. Completely out of control
      at the moment.

      Kay Burley this week on the Abbott appointment has been rancid.

      Flip it round, if a male news anchor ran such a constant, hateful, spiteful, bordering on mentally ill campaign against a FEMALE ………well, the left would make sure he never worked again !!!!!

      Never in my life have I detested the MSM as I do now.

      They truly are pond life.

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    • theisland says:

      ‘One degree of separation’ is also Starmer’s forte, although in his case it is usually at least two degrees.

      I suspect this is a common civil service-type ruse utilised by the amoral and the inadequate.

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  34. Guest Who says:

    The circle of strife.

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    • Loobyloo says:

      Covid suits ER. So keep the plebs from reading truths about this ‘pandemic’. The govt isn’t telling us.

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    • Guest Who says:

      #prasnews to complicit media of ‘protest’
      >
      Massive, excessive, context-free coverage
      >
      Disruption
      >
      #prasnews coverage and vox pops
      >
      More cannon fodder attracted, and more disruption
      >
      Eventual establishment reaction as public weary
      >
      Arrests… get 50 and you are ensured coverage, eh, Dr. Gail?
      >
      BBC ‘why do they protest’ interview with Dr. Gail and Rog ‘bullet to the head’
      >
      More losers and anarchists lob up
      >
      Violence
      >
      Lovely ratings and ideological ammo to hurl at ‘government’
      >
      Public get pissed, interest wanes
      >
      MSM moves on
      >
      Trots retire with war chest to gather in Kennington to regroup with Dawn Butler at Compass, 38 BeeGee, Open Democracy conferences mysteriously funded.Petitions flop. Protest marches get 0.1% of voting population despite massive coverage. BBC panels stuffed with labour shadows and Novara media champions see licences cancelled.
      >
      BBC gets a press release…
      >
      repeat…

      Democratic representation is so last politics.

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  35. Doobster78 says:

    Labour hey !!!!! And they wonder why they are unelectable !!!!

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  36. StewGreen says:

    Went down the shop to buy the Times
    but the XR-official-censor had not yet let it through
    .. or maybe it was Coop-censor deciding which adverts he would approve.

    Went back at 10:30am and it had just come in
    when I told the neighbour she said damn she’d bought the Express instead, but will go back and buy the Sun as well later.

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  37. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Kent (formerly The Garden of England) is in the news for all the wrong reasons these days.

    Hoo fire: ‘Huge explosion’ as fire rages at industrial unit

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-54023852

    A large fire has broken out in an industrial building and people have been evacuated from the nearby area.

    One resident of Hoo Marina, close to the blaze on Vicarage Lane, described hearing a “huge explosion” and an eyewitness said the “place shook”.

    Kent Fire and Rescue Service said about 200 people were removed from the area and advised others to keep windows and doors closed.

    Crews are to stay at the site overnight after the blaze started at 04:40 BST.

    The flames could be seen from miles around, but no-one was injured.

    Investigators are yet to establish how the fire started.

    Mark Woodward, the incident commander for the fire service, said the building was used to store animal welfare equipment and some Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders had exploded in the blaze.

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  38. tarien says:

    Well said Denis Welch-reference the P Morgan Breakfast Show- she says Fearmongering-apart from telling us all how many people have died as a result of Covid 19, tell us how many have survived, how many have proved negative and so on.
    If your health function is good – as in the majority – we think a much bigger threat to you – to all of us – is the gamut of human and particularly government mandated responses to the virus. The central impact of these actions is on businesses, livelihoods and economies. And it’s of course businesses and economies that provide the livelihoods that allow societies to function.It’s remarkable really that so many have just gone along with it all – buying into the narrative handed to them by the media and governments. Perhaps that’s beginning to change with the number of protests that are going on around the world.
    There’s no doubt as we move towards the possibility of further local lockdowns and knee-jerk reactions to rising R numbers in the absence of hospitals being overrun with covid patients – that the protests could create a deep and dangerous divide in societies.
    Oppressive Measures Worldwide, Obedience and Acceptance…
    Globalized fearmongering. It fits an agenda, a huge sinister agenda. What is that agenda? Instruments of the New World Order.

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    • Dave S says:

      This morning I was notified that an event I attend in late March is already cancelled. Add to those in Jan and Feb also gone. This is getting serious. The collapse of our economy will inevitably take place. No doubt the MSM has it’s collective head in the sand but I cannot see how we can get out of a collapse now. This year was written off and it looks as if the next will be as well. Someone has to get a grip . level with the people and try to save the nation from destruction. Johnson is not that man

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      • carterdaniel says:

        That is why Boris won’t do anything too drastic concerning the BBC.

        They have kept up the relentless scaremongering. Supporting this corrupt governments actions.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Sooner or later interest rates will have to rise to enable the government to borrow . The furlough game is likely to run until 2021 i reckon

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      • Up2snuff says:

        tarien, DaveS, cd & Fed, Snuffy’s antennae have been thoroughly and truly wiggled this week by the announcement of two Treaties, albeit one of which is not fully dotted and crossed in the ‘i & t’ Depts, involving Israel and former enemies or antagonists. Now those are seriously interesting.

        Watch Israel.

        And if President Trump is re-elected, watch Israel even more closely. Especially Jerusalem.

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  39. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  40. Fedup2 says:

    Blood boiling time

    I caught the socialist R4 news at Midday – followed by comrade Paul Lewis doing the ‘give us someone else’s money programme ‘ leading on the child trust fund set up by comrade Gordon Brown to give other taxpayers money to kids as they reach 18 – a thousand pounds each if you are really feckless .

    Give people who need benefits money temporarily – not just freebie cash . Apparently a million kids aren’t even bothered about the cash they are now entitled too ….

    A very socialist discussion about splurging your tax money as though it belongs to the State.

    Comrade Gordon Brown will be popping up anytime soon to glory in the waste .

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, the idea that lurked behind that Childrens Trust Fund, I think, was to privatise Secondary Education and get it off the Treasury books and out of the governmental hair. Labour under Blair had successfully fully Americanised University Education. They did the same with a small chunk of the NHS – about 5% if I recall correctly – and they planned to do more privatising had the voting public been compliant in 2010.

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  41. Y O Y O Y says:

    The parliamentary petition to revoke the TV licence using legislation has closed with 110,795 signatures and qualifies for a possible debate. At times it slowed down and looked as if it wouldn’t meet the threshold, but the BBC obligingly helped to push it forwards, first by attacking the old folk and then with the Proms nonsense. A small victory perhaps, but any good news is welcome these days.
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300118

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yoyoy

      The parliamentary powers will fold it into something meaningless and have it debated at 5pm on a wet friday afternoon … but I signed it

         10 likes

      • Y O Y O Y says:

        Fedup2,
        You are undoubtedly correct. However, one lives in hope, every little helps, etc.

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  42. theisland says:

    Some might say independent Kent invasion reporter @SteveLaws was arrested unfairly and was treated and charged unfairly.

    @PatriotActive66
    He has been arrested in relation to a dinghy abandoned on a beach by illegals that he took out to sea. An Immigration official let him take the dinghy.
    They’ll find anything to stop people filming

    @TradBritGroup
    Is it a coincidence that the young male passenger in a reclaimed people smuggling dinghy in Dover has had all his recording devices confiscated, while illegal immigrants are left with theirs?

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    • G says:

      Theisland,
      Essential, ‘bare-bones’, ‘Theft’:
      Doing something with something that only the owner can legally do.
      (My paraphrase for simplicity).

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  43. theisland says:

    “I was only following orders”

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  44. vlad says:

    Despite the new DG’s noises, BBC coverage of US news continues to consist of 2 main topics: ‘Orange Man Bad’ and ‘BLM good’.

    Every single one of the police shootings has a backstory that, if told, sheds a very different light on events. The beeb don’t tell, or edit video clips to suit their agenda.

    And they consistently play down BLM / Antifa violence while amplifying and misreporting that of so-called ‘Trump supporters’.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/us_and_canada

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  45. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  46. Fedup2 says:

    The online telegraph is free until monday morning because of a marxist demo…..

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  47. theisland says:

    Bravo Mr President.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      A few years ago, after pointing out that genetic diversity is a fact. I remember being told by a lefty that diversity does not exist because blacks and whites and men and women are the same.

      Now these morons want to train us to jump up and down in celebration of diversity, and frown on identical twins.

      I am old enough to remember a working class Labour party which wanted to abolish white privilege in the House of Lords because of class privilege.

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  48. Richard Pinder says:

    Talking about those middle-class morons of Extinction Rebellion, campaigning against a problem that does not exist.

    Nigel Farage just sent me an email. He is seen advertising a book called “The Madness of Crowds” by Douglas Murray. http://infinity.wecabrio.com/1472959973-the-madness-of-crowds-gender-race-and-identity-th.pdf

    “Madness of Crowds” comes from a book by Charles Mackay, first published in 1841.

    Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

    Also in the epilogue to Global Warming: A case study in groupthink: by Christopher Booker. https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2018/02/Groupthink.pdf

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  49. BRISSLES says:

    Not sure if the herd theory who recover slowly one by one, can be attributed to those who march/demonstrate/protest in Islamic countries, – most are without sense to start with, and ‘reason’ is not in their vocabulary, much like the Wokists who are polluting our society.

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  50. Guest Who says:

    Hey kids of the U.K.; a message for you…

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