445 Responses to Midweek Thread 9 September 2020

  1. JamesArthur says:

    I have pretty much stopped listening to BBC but R4 this morning.
    All I have heard is aggressive anti government narrative..Brexit Covid main vehicles
    Grant Shapps being aggressed not interviewed.
    I don’t agree with the Govt approach to Covid but discussion is different to aggression…BBC needs to be destroyed…

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    • JimS says:

      I doubt if it will make a difference if the BBC goes as the aggressive style of ‘interviewing’ seems to be the norm in the English-speaking world. It is probably taught on journalism courses.

      In particular they all want the interviewee to back-track on what they might have said in earlier days.

      We had a good example in the US the other day when one of the Whitehouse Press Pack tried to get the Press Secretary to admit that the President had ‘mislead’ the American people by being too upbeat at the start of the Covid Crisis – I am sure the American people really wanted to be told that they would all die!

      As listeners we learn more if the interviewee is allowed to talk, eventually they will expose themselves, just batting away the endlessly repeated ‘gotcha’ question is a waste of everyone’s time.

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    • Deborah says:

      Yesterday I caught a few minutes of Mishal interviewing Matt Hancock – again it was Mishal all sulk and aggressive throwing in a question about Brexit at the end – but of course it was a question that wasn’t really a question just her proving her anti-Brexit credentials.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      James
      Sadly mr shaps is the worst form of red tory . He gave a quarter of a billion of our money to councils to “help cyclists ‘ and then this week expressed surprise that even more roads are being closed off screwing traffic even further

      Declaration – i am a car driver – a cyclist—a scooter user – bus user – and a kyack user-

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  2. theisland says:

    The less we hear from the duplicitous Mrs May and her acolytes, the better. If the Remainers are so worried about breaking international law perhaps they would prefer my solution as a retired diplomat. Under the Vienna Convention on International Treaties if circumstances change and to abide by a treaty would not be in the national interest, a signatory nation may revoke that treaty. As the EU made no attempt to reach an agreement with us, other than to threaten and stonewall until we caved in and agreed to the status quo, which is not in our interest as it cancels at least three national votes including two elections, let us follow international law to the letter and revoke the Withdrawal Agreement.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      ti, be interested in your view of the following. After the result in 2016 and the start of obvious resistance inside Parliament and outside as well, it was suggested that all the Government needed to do – apart from filing the Article 50 notice in Brussels – was to bring to the House legislation to revoke the Bill of Accession 1972. Of course, at the time the Conservatives had a majority and there were plenty of Labour Party supporters for Brexit.

      As soon as it was signed by the Queen it would pass into law and make it as though we had never been members of the EEC > EC > EU. In other words, it would exise the authority of the EU from our future, other than being some entity out there to do business with.

      What do you think?

      Why cannot that be done for 31 December 2020?

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      • theisland says:

        Afaik the European Communities Act 1972 was repealed on Jan 1 when we ‘left’, but parts have been kept in force by the Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020 to allow for EU rules to continue to apply during the transition period. I’m not sure what these ‘parts’ involve but am guessing they do not directly affect the current issue.
        (Clearly more research required ).

        Keeping an eye on Bill Cash!

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    • Dobyns says:

      Revoke the WA AND keep the alimony payment

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  3. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – behind the Government agenda?

    Millions of D-i-Y tests being proposed by PM. Test yourself in the morning before going out. Positive for Covid-19? Then you stay home and go back to bed.

    The TOADY Presenters are incredulous at the scale and the possible cost of rolling out the scheme. What hasn’t occurred to JustRemainIn Webb and Rick Nobinson is – ‘What if the Government makes the test a commercial one, something that the public has to buy albeit at low cost, but produces 20% VAT on every sale?’

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  4. vlad says:

    Here Tucker hammers CNN accusing it of being nothing more than a propaganda machine for the Dems.

    Remind you of another ‘news’ network closer to home?

    He plays a leaked recording of a conversation in which one of CNN’s ‘star’ anchors coaches Michael Cohen in how to answer difficult questions in a forthcoming interview.
    (Cohen has since published an anti-Trump memoir and regularly graces CNN studios to attack the President.)

    How reassuring that our very own beeb would never stoop so low as to groom interviewees… would they?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      vlad, as Winston memorably growled (as played by Robert Hardy at the time) “Politics is foul.”

      What is different now?

      We could add “The media is foul.”

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    • Oldspeaker says:

      Everyone on here probably suspects the same conversations are had at the bbc. Difficult questions for heretics only, easy ride and coaching for those onside.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    I find the street Marshall notion daft, but this from a bbc local radio station has decided to see if they can create a war…

    ***
    An army of street marshalls are going to patrol streets and cities across Britain to enforce the new virus laws 👨 👮‍♀️

    What some of the newspapers are calling a “Dad’s Army of busybodies” will be expected to break groups up – but is it a good idea?

    Would you be prepared to be one? Would you mind people keeping an eye on you?

    ***

    Interestingly the comments, for the bbc, #CBGB

    Next up… Capita TVL sales people; are you that desperate? Would you mind keeping an eye though folks’ windows?

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  6. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Boris.
    If you aim to have everyone tested almost every day for covid how about getting daily cancer, flu, heart and other tests as these kill far far more than the covid virus which seems to be weakening every day and most people who have it don’t even know they have it.

    I would have thought that as the virus is now so weak it’s the ideal time to get herd immunity as I think more people now die putting their trousers on.

    Of course, it would mean less control over the population so it will not happen.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      I’ve spoke to people who seriously envisage something along the following lines: You wake up in the morning, perform your daily test(s), the results of which your smartphone or other device sends back to ‘headquarters’. Until this has been done, the front door on your dwelling, controlled by something like Amazon Key or Google Nest, will not open. Likewise, if you actually test positive then it will not open and the authorities are notified (plus presumably Amazon or Ocado arranges food deliveries for the next couple of weeks). All of this can be done today using off-the-shelf components. If only there was the politicial will…

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    • Kaiser says:

      quite how we intend to get eventual herd immunity is beyond my imagination at the moment.

      Meanwhile the economy is in tatters ,

      millions will soon find themselves unemployed as soon as furlough ends

      those with a job cant actually do anything with the rest of their lives, does your hobby involve touching other people , it aint your hobby any more

      Its time to end this nonsense and get back on with having a life worth living.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    The problem is facts. These guys are partisan and need checking, but do cite data.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/09/joe-biden-coronavirus-military-deaths/?

    It is almost certain that Sleepy’s claims will have been dutifully passed on by the MSM and RT’d by overpaid groupies elsewhere.

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  8. Up2snuff says:

    It is interesting how media companies, including the BBC, conflate ‘Covid-19’ with ‘coronavirus’ and vice versa. That lack of precision is a little concerning.

    What other things are they being slack about?

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  9. Guest Who says:

    Because, like Dawn, Champion, etc, he can be relied upon to serve the bbc narrative.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I bet the Cummings haters were all complaining about the BBC airing Neil Ferguson.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Twitter why are you censoring searches : Cummings “Neil Ferguson” ?
      Now click the “top” button and see the difference from being on “latest”

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  10. digg says:

    As an aside, Interflora have just been added to my growing unsubscribe list, an email this morning carrying a large image of a couple with flowers. The photo was of two women cuddled together, one white one black.

    I have no problem with what any person decides to do but I do have a problem with attempts to brainwash me.

    My feedback was along the lines of, I have used Interflora in the past to buy flowers not woke propaganda… other flower delivery services are available…bye!

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  11. Guest Who says:

    With all due apologies to Fed, this is who the bbc likes giving airtime too.

    And I don’t mean the elected MP.

    I clicked on out of sequence which made it quite funny.

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  12. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54097320
    2020-09-10 09:15
    Brexit: UK and EU set for emergency talks as tensions rise

    John Major
    SuckHere
    EU
    Pelosi

    All enemies, demonstrating their emnity again.

    Tell them all to stick it Boris, that is what the electorate voted for.

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  13. Deborah says:

    It is easy to criticise these new regulations and yes they make me uneasy. But first we have to remember we could have had Jeremy Corbyn and his crew (Diane Abbot and Dawn Butler) making the decisions.

    Boris has Chris Witty and his lot advising and I think it is obvious that they are terrified that a single Covid case can be put down to them. (Can you imagine the screaming in the Press on a single death). We have never been told who made the decision to release patients into the care homes and it is no good saying, as many do, that they should have been tested beforehand – the tests in April (and probably now) are just not accurate.

    Boris knows the decisions being taken in other Western countries – especially Europe and it is not easy going against the herd. Just reading this morning on Guido that test and trace in Netherlands isn’t working – but you would never know that from the BBC. As far as the BBC and the dead tree press presents – every country in Europe is making all the right decisions, only Boris is making the wrong ones. Yet that doesn’t explain the steep rise in cases in France.

    We all know why this rule of six is being brought in. It will give strength for the police to breakup Extinction Rebellion, BLM gatherings as well as local raves. Now whether the Common Purpose police want to use those powers, we will have to see.

    And finally I have read on the internet suggestions that making Boris look weak/ill etc may trigger a coup and then Brexit will have to be delayed. And where I would have once dismissed that as a conspiracy theory – I am no longer sure. Comments on the DM website, Guido etc would make that look as if it is a real plan. Do we really want Prime Minister Hammond?

    And finally as evidence that a woman cannot make up her mind. I know that the number of deaths at the moment is low, that most cases at the moment in young people mean that they may not even feel ill. But, I have two friends in different parts of the country with daughters who had the virus many weeks ago – both young women are still far from well, unable to look after their children and finding stairs difficult. Means I wouldn’t want to be one having to make the sort of decision that Boris and Matt are having to make.

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Deborah.

      You wrote:

      We all know why this rule of six is being brought in. It will give strength for the police to breakup Extinction Rebellion, BLM gatherings as well as local raves. Now whether the Common Purpose police want to use those powers, we will have to see.

      ………

      I think we all know that the police will use their powers very selectively as they’ve been doing for a while now, arresting and jailing the right for extremely minor infringements (peeing near a plaque or leaving some bacon near a mosk) while ignoring or paying lip service to major lefty crimes (statue dumped in harbour, cenotaph, huge blm/er gatherings)

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    • Loobyloo says:

      Protests and political activities are exempt on condition they are Covid compliant and have strict risk assessment.
      The criminalization of this by our government is outrageous and should be eliciting more protest. The media are complicit in giving minimal information to the general populace. I wouldn’t be surprised if illegal immigrants in dinghys were exempt…oh well, it goes without saying.

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Nick Ferrari is racebaiting by going on about a black stripper dance group who have called themselves The Chocolate Men
    and invited his chip on shoulder black callers to call in
    … (totally ignoring that was a group called Hot Chocolate)

    Many words have a dark past
    Words to be banned : Hysteria, hysterical (based on the idea madness comes from the uterus),
    ghetto, Mumbo Jumbo, No Can do, moron, bigot, addict (debt slave), villain (derived from poor) (via Ian Collins)

    I can’t watch Eastenders
    cos they are always talking about “going down the caff”
    .. obviously meaning it is a place where the inferior/non-Muslims hang out as it’s a derivative of kafir a derogatory word for non-Muslims

    I can’t go to the library cos they have a door marked “Gents”
    ..obviously a racial slur based on the word gentile (non-Jewish)

    I can’t watch BBC cooking progs in case they talk about gorging on cake ..obviously an insult derived from “gorger” the gypsy word for non-gypsy

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    • StewGreen says:

      It’s all part of the promo for tonight’s racist Channel4 show
      which deliberately only features black strippers
      billed as “The Black Full Monty”

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    • theisland says:

      Stew, I think ‘caff’ (slang for cafe) has been around since the early 20th century.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      I suppose someone would object to white people singing Dem Bones, Dem Bones? And Gonna Jump Down Turn Aroun’, Pick A Bale O’ Cotton.

      What about Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen?

      And perhaps Good Golly Miss Molly would be objected to on two counts? I’m sure Golly is a verboten word in left bizarro world.

      And of course any song from Porgy and Bess. In fact it’s probably on the banned list because it wasn’t written by a black.

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  15. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I usually go to the Daily Telegraph on line to read the comments which are free to read without a subscription.

    This appears to have now changed as there’s a banner asking you to sign up for a trial to subscribe and I can not access the comments to any of the articles or their letters.

    If this is permanent then no more DT for me.

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    • StewGreen says:

      OK, I can’t get around the paywall just by using Incognito mode
      But if I open an incognito window and I pretend to create an account by making a fake user name and fake address and then stop instead of putting in payment details,
      And paste in the address of the article into the incognito window box ..I got in free.

      But on my browsers if I go to Twitter and get articles from the Times’s journo’s or Telegraph’s own tweets it often comes with a cookie that means the article is free.

      If I then go to https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/
      I can see the letter titles
      but when I try to open one I get “You have reached your free article limit”
      … Of course media have to be paid somehow
      Spectator TV started last week , new episode tonight.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Oh in incognito mode it still worked if I only went thru phase 1 of creating a new account
        I didn’t need to go to phase 2 of entering the fake address
        I can see the letters on the page and the 498 comments
        but the trick only works for ONE page at a time
        To see other pages you ‘d have to close the incognito window and do a different fake new account again.

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    EG I got a £4 a month offer for a year for the telegraph -which I went for – but never more ….. it’s not the paper I remember ….

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  17. theisland says:

    RTE Europe Editor

    Cannot see on the bBC websh1te yet.

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  18. Eddy Booth says:

    On the bbc news page – a link
    “Kuenssberg: A change of heart”
    Turns out it’s not one of thier ‘stars’ seeing the light over something or other, but about
    “Ministers change heart over Covid restrictions”
    What a weird organisation …

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  19. StewGreen says:

    The 7 Dwarfs have been told they can only meet in a group of 6
    some of them are not Happy ………. h/t Mike Graham

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  20. StewGreen says:

    Of course the Labour-front group people try to smear frame the Dover protesters as Fascists.
    Their weapon is a photo of “Fascist Grandpa” in Dover The guy who turned up at the Piers Corbyn, Trafalgar Square event with an alledged “British Union of Fascists” flag for the 5 minutes a HateyNoHoper photographer was there.
    Botomline you can’t frame an entire demo based on one guy, who might be a HnH plant, or just a nutter.

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  21. StewGreen says:

    6pm Spectator TV … free if you apply first

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    Telegraph has new BBC DG really trying to get Mr Neill back . As if that makes any difference . I think the real worry for BBC news is that another TV station will come along which will show the BBC up even further for being beyond bias and now a partisan socialist anti white campaigning organisation dressed up as a public broadcaster . I know . Sentence too long …

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  23. StewGreen says:

    Journos getting carried away with narratives
    The Hotel owner voyeur
    CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS

    .. Long time journo Gay Talese (84) wrote a book about his 25 year project
    and now it’s a Netflix documentary film
    ”Oh this voyeur hotel owner cooperated over 25 years with the journo, on the premise that the journo must not turn him in”
    So the journo Talese wrote up all these stories into a book
    including a murder the owner had witnessed.

    ..And then someone said
    ‘you know for 8 years of the 25 he didn’t own the hotel , so he can’t have seen things then, he only just bought it back a few years ago’
    And then Talese goes and checks police records and finds them saying “He told you that we investigated a murder at his hotel, nope we didn’t”
    https://nationalpost.com/entertainment/books/book-reviews/has-gay-talese-been-conned-by-an-unreliable-narrator-or-has-he-simply-lost-his-new-journalism-powers

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  24. theisland says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Today a bit of drama in the Twitter playground
      David Vance announced his Twitter account had been closed (actually it’s still there, marked suspended)
      There a large school bully gang running around there spitting bile at him and attacking his office team’s account to try to get that shut down.
      Vance had raised his attention to the mob by attacking the beloved Marcus Rashford by asking him whether black men bore some responsibility for often leaving women to bring up the kids alone.
      Context : Rashford’s own tweet was lecturing the MP @kevinhollinrake about how he should speak to black families
      After The MP tweeted
      “Where they can, it’s a parents job to feed their children”
      You can tell a mob had already been riled cos the MP’s tweet had been ratiod 5,500 to 2,200 likes.

      Rashford’s dad hasn’t fed his children, the taxpayer had given them free school meals.
      Rashford comes from a family that grew up with only a mother. He grew up estranged from his dad and his dad’s name isn’t on his birth certificate.

      Seems Vance didn’t know that when he grew up Rashford’s father had come back into his life and for the last few years has been his trainer and agent.

      Celebs always have thousands of followers on Twitter .. so that fueled a mob to attack Vance.
      Looks like antifa organised mass reporting ..which triggers account suspension, which is often overruled if a sensible Twitter manager looks into it.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Im not sure what the value of twitter is now . It helps with non msm news but challengers to the woke stand little chance .
        I read it less and less as this place has more value because it has an enemy to focus on killing .

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  25. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Regarding the wokerati in Hollywood and their mission to destroy the film industry, maybe they should come to the UK to make films in future.

    There is a small problem however.

    Because of the latest gimmicky way to tackle the covid situation we are only allowed to get together in groups of six or less.
    This means that changes need to be made if we want to remake some of the old classics.

    Six brides for six brothers.
    The magnificent six.
    The Disney classic, Six Dalmations.

    If the bible stories are remade then we’ll have to make do with six disciples (or five if you include the main man)
    Mind, he could keep healing them from Covid although that might be a bit of a let down as they probably wouldn’t know they had it.
    Not like the showing off with lepers and Lazarus.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Not forgetting Snow White and the five dwarfs.

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    • Demon says:

      Emanuel, you have just broken the law. You can only have three brides for three brothers. Never mind, they can also do “The Dirty Half-Dozen”.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Sadiq “Mayor of London …or Destroyer of London”

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  27. Doobster78 says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-54096289

    Black Cyclists Network: ‘Why I thought this group was needed’

    Black Cyclists Network: ‘Why I thought this group was needed’
    Close
    Mani Arthur was stopped and searched by the police last year during a ride to promote diversity.

    His complaint against the officers has been upheld by the police watchdog, the IOPC.

    Official figures show that in London, if you are black, you are four times more likely to be stopped and searched.

    …..

    And if say for example i set one up for WHITE cyclists , then I would be RACIST !!!

    If for example, Nigel Farage set one up for WHITE cyclists, he would be hounded 24/7 by the lib mob, Dawn Butler, David Lammy wouldn’t be off the BBC , Gary Lineker would demanding he is put behind bars and how dare he be such a racist disgrace to this country !!!

    But Gary, David, Dawn etc, will all celebrate the BLACK cyclist club.

    As always, Racism can only ever be one way !!!!!

    Oh and as per usual, the BBC love a bit of anti police rhetoric in there aswell !!!

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Doobster – I was saying the same thing to my good lady while we were watching the news.
      The old Apartheid South Africa had ‘whites only’ stuff, and THAT was considered ‘racist’. A reverse Apartheid in Britain, however, seems OK.
      Apparently it only works one way, since -apparently- blacks can’t be racist. Of course, if you were to scratch a little to examine conflicts in Africa, you will find a continent full of tribalism and racism.

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  28. Old Goat says:

    Lockdowns? Masks? Neither are required.

    Good article, by Ivor Cummins. Good viewing, and an eye opener:

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  29. Northern Voter says:

    O/T, I was channel surfing this morning and came upon a channel I have never seen before called BET (Black Entertainment Television). It’s sole output appears to be nothing but programmes about and for black people by black people. The amazing thing was it was celebrating it’s 40th birthday. They also show the same ads as on normal TV, you know, lifetime mortgages, easy cremations etc. Most of the advert actors were white. Is it not racist to have a channel devoted to one colour, and should they not use more bame actors in the ads?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Flip through those channels and there are a lot targetted at non-white
      ..so they have non white staff
      Well how can the BBC and ITV have those BAME workers if they are already working at specialist channels ?
      by logic the BBC should end up with way less that the 14% proportion of general population on it’s own general channels.

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  30. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Sad news about Diana Rigg.
    I think many of us on here will have grown up with her as Emma Peel.
    A real Bonnie Lass.

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  31. Dobyns says:

    The problem is, once a lie is repeated and reported on often enough, people believe the lie.

    Congratulations Democrats!! A page straight out of Hitler’s & Goebbels’s playbook

    https://thepoliticalinsider.com/atlantic-editor-admits-main-point-of-trump-hit-piece-could-be-wrong-21-officials-go-on-the-record-to-refute-story/

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    • Guest Who says:

      Cynical but effective.

      And American Booty and BS just getting into their ‘alleged’ stride on Americast.

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/deja-vu-and-the-bob-woodward-bombshell-that-wasnt?

      One day more folk will realise they are not to be trusted, despite #tellitoftenenough

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      • Guest Who says:

        An ITBB poster, Mac, notes on the OT…

        Did enjoy Nick Bryant on News at 10 last night:

        “Donald Trump keeps on trying to change the conversation to law and order but we keep on returning to the health crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 190,000 Americans. This feels like a covid campaign.”

        Sometimes you don’t even have to do any work to detect the bias. They just tell you straight up. We are not going to report what the President says about the murders and riots but instead stick with the central theme of his campaign opponents. And when he says ‘we’, who exactly does he mean?

        Unsurprising, but still remarkable.

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      • Dobyns says:

        Unfortunately Guest, DJT was naive enough to talk to Woodward in the first place

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  32. Demon says:

    Seeing how dishonest Woodward is (and has been for years) how much of their “evidence” against Nixon was fake? Makes you think.

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  33. gb123 says:

    Found out what our Covid Marshals will be doing.

    017bE6el.jpg

    Source on Gab.
    @SianNemesis

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  34. taffman says:

    “Brexit: EU ultimatum to UK over withdrawal deal changes”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54097320
    Despite the huge majority in the 2016 Referendum the comments in the HYS are very anti-Brexit. Why so ?
    Massaging the numbers ?

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  35. taffman says:

    “Brexit deal stand-off threatens trade talks”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54109443
    WTO is the only way to go for true independence and freedom . All The Remainers and Rejouners are squealing, so Lord Frost must be getting it right ?

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Catching up on chums globally on FB.

    Seems Indonesia is headed down the Covid pan again.

    It’s like… nobody has a freaking clue but each country’s media is trying to make out the party they don’t like is the sole FUBAR source there is.

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  37. davylars says:

    Extinction Rebellions former spokeswoman Zion Lights says Nuclear power ‘only option’

    Following the disastrous interview with Andrew Neil last October. Zion Lights was treated to a stark dose of realisation when she was unable to substantiate the ridiculous claims made by the XR co-founder Roger Hallam.
    “I could not defend the numbers, but as the official spokesperson nor could I be seen to condemn it. All I could do, instead, was flounder under the hot glare of the studio lights for what felt like an eternity.”

    Reported on the BBC webpage..

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54103163

    Of course, Roger Harrabin finds a downside at the end of the report…

    BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin said its key benefit is it helps keep the lights on while producing hardly any of the CO2 emissions that are heating the climate.
    However, he said a big environmental problem is what happens to nuclear waste.

    What a plum……..

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  38. Guest Who says:

    BBC Newsbeat

    Two six-year-old boys who set-up a ‘Lemon-aid’ stand to raise money for the Yemen crisis have received a donation from Angelina Jolie.

    Ayaan and Mikaeel say they didn’t know who the actress was until their dads told them!

    ***
    Their mums, of course, formed no part of the story.

    As is fitting.

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  39. Thoughtful says:

    So Boris Corbyn, the bottler announces yet more ridiculous uncontrolled spending on something which is unlikely to provide any benefit.

    £100 Billion on what he calls the moonshot.
    £106 Billion for HS2
    £12 Billion building houses for migrants
    Warm front scheme not quantified.
    Then there’s the continued ongoing spending on the covid debacle without an end in sight.

    I’m sure I haven’t covered all the spending here, but without a doubt we cannot go on spending this recklessly without the country becoming bankrupt.

    Boris has already racked up bills higher than Corbyns Labour mob ever promised, and its getting worse. Migration is reaching ever higher levels and nothing is being done. Even ordinary people are saying that the Tory party cannot continue with Boris as leader for much longer.

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  40. theisland says:

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      I’d have thought senior tories would have more important things to worry about than which way the irrelevant Labour Party vote.

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  41. Fedup2 says:

    Island – at least it will sow them to be socialist remainers . Any dissent in the Tory party can be thrown out due to the size of the majority and they’ll know it .

    It’s bargaining and eggs get broken – as well as agreements from before . The EU is an enemy . Europe is a friend – mainly apart from the krauts and frogs ….

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  42. taffman says:

    Russian hackers target US election again – Microsoft
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54110457
    The media preparing the ground and the excuses for a Biden loss ?

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

      No its more fake news in an all out attempt by the BBC and the left wing media in the US to themselves influence the election. Day after day the BBC have a team working to create smears, fakes news, innuendo, allegations in order to demonize Donald Trump. The BBC is a diabolical disgrace.

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      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54110457

      The BBC ran this as a breaking news story ten minutes ago and it is now headlined across the BBC website.

      The BBC have also been dragging up the smear that the Russians influenced the US election back in 2016 and that Donald Trump covered it up. That was yesterday news and it just so happens that that is now followed up with this evenings “breaking news” that the Russians are up to it again. These smears certainly appear to be coordinated.

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    • JimS says:

      If I was a ‘foreign power’ and I wanted to screw up the USA and the West I would work to get Biden elected.

      Isn’t that what the BBC wants so why are they worried?

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  43. The WestWyvern says:

    BBC WorldService just ran an interview with Yurgen Hartz a German CDU politician wary of accepting more illegals, especially following the fire that destroyed the Gipsy camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos. However apparently Mamma Merkle and the Cheese eating frenchy have brokered a deal to take on the 400 or so unaccompanied ‘minors’ affected by the fire.
    I wonder the real age of the minors or if saint Gary of Lineker is offering to help?

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  44. The WestWyvern says:

    Looks the EUSSR have been nicely triggered by the NI amendments to the Withdraw bill.
    Excellent. Gove must have said something right in the discussions today.

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  45. Guest Who says:

    Laura back on the source.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    Jez out and about.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Some of these normal families are disgusting, refusing to lock themselves up to protect the lives of BLM & extinction Rebellion protesters

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    • StewGreen says:

      Rod Liddle was sensible at 2pm
      said “The government should have told people to take their own responsibility .. no hand out simple prescribtions”
      Yes exactly each households circumstances are different.
      You could have one household in a city where the husbands spends all day in a job with face to face contact with the homeless and the wife also has a different job where she has loads of possible contacts per day.

      And then in a remote village you might have 3 blokes who work together on a farm.
      It would hardly matter if they got their households together for a kids party with 10 people altogether, cos their world is a kind if bubble anyway.

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  48. Guest Who says:

    Hello! Its Nina from BBC Hereford and Worcester here… We are looking to speak to families who are planning a get together this weekend before the new restrictions are in place. Are you 2 households who have been able to meet but from Monday maybe can’t as you are over 6 people? Any Birthday etc get togethers planned?

    Or… are you planning a back party to celebrate the Last Night of the Proms? If so and fancy a chat please PM me or email [email protected] thank you xx🙌😊🙌

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    Herefordshire is noted for the number of Dasguptas.

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  49. Doobster78 says:

    Only a few years ago !!!.

    Scary to think about the path the woke, liberal , pc brigade are taking us down ………

    Jesus wept, when did this country lose it’s bloody backbone !!!

    80 seat majority Boris, fu**ing use it !!!!!!!

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