316 Responses to Start the Week Thread 21 September 2020

  1. taffman says:

    Well here we are again, still in the EU after four years of promises, promises, promises. Illegals pour in across the Channel more than ever and Al Beeb still “robs from the poor to give to the rich”, only this time they also go for the pensioners.
    All this with the strongest Tory government since 1935?
    If the Tory government is u/s, why aren’t all their Tory MPs doing something about this ?

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  2. GreenBean says:

    1st ?

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  3. taffman says:

    “Hancock: Follow Covid rules or they will get tougher”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54221953
    Mr Hancock, how about getting “tough” on the Channel Invaders, because Priti ain’t doing anything?

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  4. vlad says:

    The indomitable Douglas Murray telling it loud and clear on the inimitable Fox News.

    He’s seething with indignation but manages to be very funny as well.

    The American panel clearly love him.

    When can WE have a Fox News, with sympathetic interviews with the likes of Murray, as opposed to sneering beeboids?

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    • taffman says:

      We need people like Douglas Murry in our Parliament.
      Simples .

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      • vlad says:

        Yes but he also serves a useful function appearing in the media and writing scholarly best-sellers.

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    • tarien says:

      Well just bang on Douglas-his articulation and understanding of such a subject just offers so much common sense and illustrates the nauseous (Americans love that word) duplicity spouted by those that want to disrupt society one way or another.

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  5. taffman says:

    Al Beeb want to know more about you. That means You!………………….
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/faqs

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  6. Sluff says:

    BBC London news.
    First word of report.

    Slavery!

    Followed by an extended report on the evils of historic Londoners and BAME nirvana including what statues can be removed in the City.

    I mean, what other news could there be?
    In BBC LeftMobland, News is only what they decide they want you to hear, taken from their list of ‘approved’ topics.

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    • G says:

      Sluff,
      Surely Boris has the overall national power to step in and stop Khan from damaging property in Londonistan? Question is, if he does, will he want to exercise that power. He is a weak man with no backbone.

      As we approach a critical point in the communists achieving their takeover, we need a leader more than at anytime since the 1930’s.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Recognising the need for verification, hopefully bbc American BS can analyse this one.

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  8. Guest Who says:

    The BBC has shared what Mir. Biden has said.

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    • Dobyns says:

      The use of the phrase ‘Abuse of power’ sets the table for another round of Impeachment hearings from the Dumbocrats

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  9. Nibor says:

    How the BBC empowers racists and extreme right .

    Take 20 000 people meeting to protest/ show concerns / bring attention to any subject not favoured by the liberal / left ^ BBC . If just one makes a Nazi salute , hey presto you’ve got 20 000 Nazis or right wingers .
    The other 19,999 might be law abiding democratic tolerant kind inoffensive people but what the heck , they’re not of the BBC type tribe . Seek and ye shall find . One bad un , 52% Brexit individuals bad . Simple .

    And how should EU nationals consider their position now we’ve voted for Brexit ?
    Well according to BBC types like James O Brien () they will suffer because we’ve all turned racist, or were hidden racist, and the actions will vary from a small frown at them – short change them – criticism – to attack on sight – lynching- deport .
    Gas chambers might be built.
    Basically , get out before you’re thrown out . Worry now , you’re hated .
    Yet not one of any political parties contesting the last election, the previous two elections or any before that put anything about forced “ repatriation “ in their manifestos or dog whistled about it .
    Not even suggesting that those EU Nationals that came to the UK before their countries were allowed to join would be obliged to leave , ie; those that had entered ILLEGALLY should be forced to return home .
    Is that tolerant or what ?
    So those citizens should live peaceably and without worry .
    But not if they listen to the BBC or read the Guardian or follow James O Brian .

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

    I now think it is highly plausible that the foundations for a color revolution has already been laid down for Britain and England as well as in others parts of Europe and the United States.

    In Britain the BBC is playing an active part in the destruction of Britain (and England) with its elevated attack on British symbols, British anthems, British institutions, British heritage, British history, British people, British values and its clarion call for change.

    The death of George Floyd was used to trigger the next stage in the revolution and Britain has shown itself to be now sufficiently subjugated that all its major sporting institutions mandates the bending of the knee to the Black Lives Matter movement while national school curricula is being further denationalized and “diversified”.

    It is a globalist coup that has already taken over the Universities, the Labour and Liberal parties, part of the Conservative party, most of the media. The coup has been mostly peaceful and hardly noticed but school children and university students are now being taught to be activists and to go on street marches for various globalist causes and may be called upon if there is resistance to the globalist cause further down the road. They have already been used to tear down various national symbols in our public spaces.

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    • taffman says:

      Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate
      May I offer a word of reassurance to you. The tide is already turning, it began when we voted for Brexit.
      The Brexit Party is watching.

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    • JimS says:

      Democracy only works when there is a demos, a people. Recently we were reminded that certain public officers in the USA, like judges, are elected. That system worked fine when everyone in the town knew the candidates. As towns became cities it became simpler to use political parties as a proxy for what each candidate stood for and that began to break the democratic process.

      Democracy works fine when the people are as one, they don’t get upset if their preferred candidate doesn’t win.

      Multiculturism means there can no longer be one people. Historically we have seen that in Northern Ireland, two peoples with two traditions, the losers in any election will never be happy.

      Import people with different cultures and different religions and ‘the British’ will never be one again. In WW2 all of Britain was united against the Germans, during ‘the troubles’ my Irish landlady, as nice a person as you could wish, who had lived two-thirds of her life in London, could never bring herself to condemn the London bombings. Similarly Muslims born and bred in the UK in small numbers carry out acts of terrorism against fellow Britons and in larger numbers cannot bring themselves to condemn their actions.

      The people are divided by the importation of aliens and alien ideas. There is no reason why the new inhabitants of these isles will ever be one again. To do that Mohamad would have to cease to be Muslim and Pakistani and Abdul, Black and Somali.

      Strangely though, as the people become more ‘diverse’ the politicians become more the same.

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    • G says:

      BBC,
      I watched a New Culture Forum debate which will chime with the views of most here. I don’t know the political pedigree of the contributors though. But still, well worth a watch.

      “Moralitis: Is Woke Groupthink A Mental Malady? Can A Cultural “Virus” be Cured?”

      [Nb. I’ve got a problem when watching NCF: unintentionally, I find myself trying to emulate what Peter Whittle does with his jaw. Weird.]

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Thank you G. This is a brilliant discussion which is a must see for anyone who isn’t Woke. But be warned all that we on this site fear, the Woke take over of the institutions and the global Woke network, is confirmed and worst of all no one apart from Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump is identified as someone who could roll Wokism back.
        We on this site were right when we began to believe that the BBC was rotting our country and needed to be stopped. That must have been ten or so years ago and still the foul corporation peddles it Woke shit infecting millions.
        But there are many other institutions that are as infected by the Woke virus as is the foul corporation. How on earth can all those institutions , the police, the judiciary, the education system , be cleansed? Is ordinary democratic politics up to that Herculean task? As the President is showing in the USA swamp draining by democratic means is tortuous and slow and with each passing year the Woke increase their hold. We don’t have long left!

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  11. Halifax says:

    Just about to do a scathing attack on the BBC regarding the Emmy awards as they have a big fat ZERO in the nominations. Just checked before doing a “sleepy send” and find its Emmy primetime awards, only open to American broadcasters.

    So let that be a lesson BBC check the facts before doing a report !!!

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  12. ScottishCalvin says:

    Decided to just go and look up some positive Brexit stories this week, as I didn’t think anything on the BBCs website really constituted “news”.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Calvin
      A good one – and the point about doorsters predicting the end of the world because of Brexit will be shown to be of even less value than currently as the UK goes ahead without those blue flags with stars on them . But such people will have taken the bribe money and gone …..

      …. there arguments based on trade alone and nothing as unimportant as self determination or undemocratic control locally as opposed to Brussels .

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  13. Fedup2 says:

    Seems like the BBC has got hot and bothered over accusations by The Sun that the BBC -living slug – Jim naughtie got a shed full of pensioners’ tax money for doing next to sweet FA – but cannot list what he did last year .

    Such personal attacks are the way forward . Highlighting individual corruption is far better than just stabbing the amorphous blob that is the BBC with a sharpened pen .

    The new DG fell back on thr ‘market ‘ rate excuse . Fine . But make the bbc subject to the market by privatising it ….

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    • Scroblene says:

      “We” at the BBC think that Jim Naughtie is a national treasure, and “We” think he does an awful lot of work behind the scenes, where “we” know he is a very, very busy man and “we” like to think that he is worth all that money!

      “We” also realise that “we” in the Labour party – oops, “we” mean the BBC (not sorry about that), are giving value for money, especially old people’s money, which would normally go to other people that pensioners like – er – Lineker and Ball come to mind…

      And so “we” raise a glass and two fingers to the lot of you, as “we” are right and you are wrong!

      (and this little piggy sang “wee”, “wee”, “wee” all the way home…)

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  14. AsISeeIt says:

    Here come the judge…! (as Pigmeat Markham once proclaimed)

    The Times observes President Trump’s: ‘Rush to fill court seat’ apparently with a new female Supreme Court appointee and presumably a conservative (the latter being the thing that is upsetting the Left). Meanwhile the FT mourns: ‘A life of merrit. Tributes flow for Ginsburg’ as the Left celebrate their Mother Theresa of abortion.

    Another judicial woman has her say in the Guardian, our own now retired (something RBG avoided to the bitter end) British Blair-invented Supreme Court head Lady Hale: ‘Parliament ‘surrendered’ over covid curbs – Hale’

    One suspects spider woman was less exercised over the loss of our liberties than she was bitter at Brexit and generally scornful of the Boris administration.

    Oh dear, Boris… History may well judge him harshly. Such promise, such disappointment. As Ian Birrell in the ‘i’ suggests: ‘Boris Johnson is becoming a tragic figure’

    A British PM’s dictatorial powers are hard to constrain. Meanwhile back in the States the judges strike again as we note that for all the angsty wailing of the Left about the literal führer Trump, his actions are often thwarted: ‘Trump’s attempt to ban WeChat in US stymied by 11th hour California ruling’ The FT explains how another Lefty judge has blocked the President’s attempts to bring sanctions against China.

    ‘We’re in the last chance saloon before lockdown’ cautions the Express and the Metro warns: ‘This may hurt a bit’ – sadly neither Parliament nor judges have the power or the will to prevent Boris from blundering masked and blinkered into misbegotten covid cul-de-sac policies.

    The Times offers: ‘Prostate cancer hope. Scientists have hailed a new era… after trials showed that two drugs can hold disease at bay and extend the lives of patients’ – but don’t expect a timely diagnosis while we’re busy protecting the NHS and with your GP avoiding patients like the plague.

    This could be never ending. As the Telegraph warns: ‘US vaccine trial still on hold over safety fears’ and asks: ‘Will freshers be free to have fun in the age of the covid marshal?’

    I guess not.

    With our options for live entertainment constrained to a level a roundhead puritan would approve we crave any distraction, albeit virtual. The Metro introduces: ‘Virtually Victoria’s fashion show. How brand Beckham is fighting back with an online catwalk’ – don’t get too excited – Posh and her models certainly won’t be catching their death, if the front page pic is anything to go by Victoria’s secret outfit is a cover-all woolly jersey.

    The Guardian explores: ’10 years of Instagram’ and rather obliquely refers to: ‘A decade of influencers, insecurities and inflatables’

    Even in the new dark age of social distancing I guess those lonely freshers will still have the internet and their inflatables.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole and party links…

    ***

    Tory donor linked to Putin ally funding

    FinCEN Files

    Lubov Chernukhin is one of the Conservative Party’s biggest donors – giving £1.7m and paying to spend time with the last three UK prime ministers. But an investigation has found her husband was secretly funded by a Russian oligarch placed under sanctions by the US for his closeness to Vladimir Putin

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  16. StewGreen says:

    9am And the first Marxist lecture starts in Radio 4
    “Claudia Rankine and Margaret Atwood discuss race, power and poetry with Kirsty Wark”
    3 women of course

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    • Guest Who says:

      Seems thrilled to make the start of the week better.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Stew

      Since I stopped paying for BBC shite I only occasionally listen to R4 now as most of its output is dire…so I switched on this morning and it hasn’t changed – NEWS all about how crap the country is..and then this woman….Claudia Rankine
      never heard of her and it seems her whole raison d’etre is to race bait and bang on about ‘whiteness’ and white privilege..she even thinks it is funny and okay to approach strangers and ‘interrogate them’ about their whiteness..Kirsty Wark also thinks it is funny especially when it is men she interrogates..

      What a crock of Shite – how is is that if I as a white man started approaching Black person and interrogated them about their Blackness I would be arrested but she is a held up as some intellectual?

      More importantly why does the BBC think this is worthy of a programme when the other side of the argument is never allowed – i.e. why white privilege is a myth?

      And finally in my rant – how is it that Black people can tell white people about their whiteness when white people are told they can’t comment on black people because they are not black…

      I have had another – you don’t have a licence – letter…and after a few minutes of BBC radio this morning – I am more determined never to have one again…

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Ah, that is under ‘won’t say’.

    Neatly complemented by the bbc not asking.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Doddy is another one of those labour ‘ shadow ministers ‘ who gets the easy BBC treatment – i think she is shadow chancellor but who knows..
      …. when i watched the BBC i saw andrew Neill fry her – and i mean – fry her by asking her questions about the policy of her own party ( it was obvious there either wasnt one or she didnt know it )..,.

      Best ignored .

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      A face for the radio.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    Round here I have seen young folk skateboarding.

    Blokes doing make up… less so.

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  19. Guest Who says:

    One of whom is Pesto…

    ‘Liked’ by ex-colleague Huw.

    There may or may not be a story in there, but when the great and good of MSM BDS stay on the fringes of allegation vs. proof, my spidey senses tingle.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    David Spiegelhalter just approved this BBC story
    Covid: Is it time we learnt to live with the virus?
    Prof Heneghan says, is the consequence of trying to suppress the virus. Instead, he argues we should accept it is here to stay and try to minimise the risks, while balancing that against the consequences of the actions we take.

    In particular, he’s concerned the Covid test is actually so sensitive it’s picking up what is effectively dead virus as it spots traces of it months after the person has stopped being infectious.

    “We need to slow down our thinking. But every time the government sees a rise in cases it seems to panic,” he said
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54228649

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  21. Guest Who says:

    No blue tick, so may not be as shared.

    Joe and Nancy make quite the team.

    Here Lurch highlights in an unusual manner the way less inspirational politicians behave, rather than talking at six muted CNN droids in an empty hall.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, Nancy? Or is that a typo and you meant Jill?

      I have to say that I really do not understand the content in a lot of your posts. I may be the only one but they seem like they are worse than the most cryptic of cryptic clues in the Times newspaper.

      Which probably means you are doing something right ….
      …. or write.

      🙂

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes – we dont want any campaigning in an election campaign do we ?

      Even the most feeble minded american minded to vote must see how weak in mind and body Biden is .
      Surely they dont want a weak man as head of state?

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  22. hillbear says:

    A little list of programmes – not all BBC – that are now ‘dead to me’:

    News (all channesl)
    Panorama (used to be good journalism)
    Dr Who (no problem with Jodie Whittaker but……)
    Casualty (never watched anyway)
    Holby City (or this)
    Misommer Murders ( how many BAME faces do you normally see in a remote Cotswolds pub ?
    Antiques Roadshow (always a laugh to spot the BBC ‘plant’)
    Coronation Street (how many gays in one Northern street ?)
    Eastenders (never watched anyway)
    Last Night of the Proms (fortunately, a final nail in the BBC coffin ?)
    Question of Sport ( RIP Emlyn Hughes !)
    Soccer Saturday (poor Jeff Stelling looks like a dead man walking)
    Masterchef (not bothered about your grandmother’s secret curry recipe)
    Strictly (took a while but it’s now finally finished)

    On Danger List:
    Match of the Day (won’t it be delicious when Gaz gets replaced)
    Wimbledon (just wait till the Williams sisters give up playing)

    That’s all for now. More coming on a weekly basis…….

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Hillbear -Who has jeff stelling got now ? I used to watch but do neither Sky nor BBC anymore …

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  23. Sluff says:

    If you add up the on screen/ on radio work actually done by George Alagiah, Laura Kuennsberg, and James Naughtie would you get to a full-time 37ish hour week?

    You would however get to a combined publicised salary of around £800,000 !!!!

    Which gives me the idea that they have reduced the overall headline pay rates for publicity reasons, and the quid pro quo is to introduce part time/ minimum hours contracts, allowing their employees to dash off for more of their lucrative private work.

    I have no proof of this , but it would explain the observable facts. And it is not unknown elsewhere in the ‘underpaid’ public sector.

    Many (most?) NHS consultants have a fine track record for this. All those private hospitals just conveniently down the road from the NHS one are not there by accident.
    And to make it even easier some NHS hospitals have private wings…..

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Sluff

      Most of the NHS consultants are still working at their private hospitals often doing the procedures they are not in the NHS…whilst being paid by NHS for doing FA

      The NHS is a disgrace at the moment – but nobody wants to hear it…

      Protect the NHS by killing all of the population..except NHS workers of course

      They might realise then who pays their salaries when no private sector workers are alive

      many clinicians want to get back to work but are being hampered by the stupid mindset around covid…and management that are all protecting their own backsides..

      I have been told that many (most) clinics will not be back to normal even by April/May next year….

      I hope the Govt is counting excess deaths now…

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      • Sluff says:

        James.
        Completely agree.

        Somehow. Somehow, we have to get a large swathe of the population from ‘the wonderful NHS save my life/ cured me/ my friend/ my relative of cancer’ to ‘ I’m glad to see that in saving my life/ curing me of cancer the NHS is doing what we pay it £150 bn a year to do’.

        With 70+ years of propaganda against us, it will I regret be a long haul.

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  24. Guest Who says:

    What is it about hysterical motor gob YAB and her refusal to accept defeat that so appeals to Jeremy Vine and his producers?

    And alternating with Champion Ash to adjust the age aspect only is hardly helping.

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  25. Oldspeaker says:

    “Tory donor Lubov Chernukhin linked to $8m Putin ally funding”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54228079
    After first recovering from the shock that rich people could be involved in financial shenanigans read on. “The husband of one of the Conservative Party’s biggest donors was secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with close ties to President Putin.”
    Classic News of the World guilt by association journalism with several degrees of separation, next stop vicar in cream bun sex orgy, desperate stuff. How about the tale of a broadcaster compelling by law funding from those who never consume it’s content, that’s a real scandal.

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    • gb123 says:

      The Russian Mafia must be looking at the BBC licence scam thinking to themselves “why the heck didn’t we think of this one first?”

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    • Deborah says:

      The “Tory donor Lubov Chernukhin linked to $8m Putin ally funding” story used as the strap line headline during the Vance/Witty briefing. The BBC couldn’t help themselves.

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    • Deborah says:

      The “Tory donor Lubov Chernukhin linked to $8m Putin ally funding” story used as the strap line headline during the Vance/Witty briefing. The BBC couldn’t help themselves.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Mail : Parliamentary staff told to write poems about privilege on a ‘digital wall’ made after Black Lives Matter protests – with one woke worker insisting they can no longer watch police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine over its ‘cosy lies’

    Are taxpayers paying Westminster staff to do their actual jobs
    .. or to write on The Woke Wailing Wall of Westminster ?

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  27. fakenewswatcher says:

    Start the Week on R4, with Kirsty Wark, is not just biased, but this a.m. also absurd. We get a picture of white men randomly ‘shooting people in the back of the head’ when they’re simply going to the store.
    White and male is apparently not only an oppressive combination, but also a fatal one, based on random shootings.
    When I was young, I remember studying the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ ; this is what R4 has become.
    A mish mash of BLM, Feminism and unfounded, entirely incorrect -even slanderous accusations against Trump and his followers feature, as does some third-rate ‘poetry’. Kirsty is interviewing the now compulsory black woman as well as some big shot ‘author’, Margaret Atwood (Handmaid’s Tale?) who sounds completely senile.
    Some beeb propaganda is cleverly woven together by intelligent but sinister people, who at least sound rational. I’m afraid this get together of wimmin dished up such rubbish, you had to clean out your ears to make sure they were in working order.
    And on to ‘Women’s World’…

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Fake

      I couldn’t have written it better..but don’t listen to Wimmins Hour…
      Everything seems to affect females negatively disproportionately and all the ills of the world are down to (white) men…

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      • Up2snuff says:

        JA, except if you look at the BBC web-site and the front pages of the newspapers as well, in both are featured helpless women. The BBC web-site last week, re-featured a young lady in a most unflattering photo who had made 280 job applications before being successful. Yesterday, one of the Sunday papers had a front page photo ‘taster’ of some TV celeb (was it Susanna Reid?) who has been ‘helpless’ or ‘hopeless’ over something.

        It is a bizarre disconnect in both broadcast and print media. Pushing the ‘new feminism’ all the time but then finding all sorts of women failures about the place.

        No wonder young girls in the UK are said to have massive anxiety and mental health problems.

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        • Docmarooned says:

          Up2 if it was Suzanna Reid then I would say she is still hopeless and helpless and gets grossly overpaid for it.

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      • fakenewswatcher says:

        JA – I don’t listen to Woman’s Hour either, was just making the point of how one programme for wimmin continues seamlessly into the next. This is a pattern now.
        The ‘Film Programme’ last night was another which has all but eliminated men on a regular basis (although last night we dipped into black film -no, not film noir.) Francine Stock and Antonia Quirk present, so no men please.
        And there are many others. Poetry presenters have to be either women or people ‘of colour’, preferably both.

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      • fakenewswatcher says:

        JA – I don’t listen to Woman’s Hour either, was just making the point of how one programme for wimmin continues seamlessly into the next. This is a pattern now.
        The ‘Film Programme’ last night was another which has all but eliminated men on a regular basis (although last night we dipped into black film -no, not film noir.) Francine Stock and Antonia Quirk present, so no men please.
        And there are many others. Poetry presenters have to be either women or people ‘of colour’, preferably both.

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    • tarien says:

      Well put fakenewswatcher, Mish Mash is about right. Sophists swelled with insolent conceit-This surely must be aimed at the controllers of our Television viewing, and also at those that produce, and those that deign to present such awful programmes, that we the viewers are expected to meekly accept. Of course it is appreciated the pressure applied from the commercial world upon this most powerful of media, however we can’t help but ask as to whether all is being served for the minority and not the true majority.

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  28. andyjsnape says:

    Just a thought…

    If uktrustpilot did a review on year 2020, would the review be worse than the bBCs review on there 🙂

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  29. richard D says:

    Just after 07:00 this morning on the ‘Today’ programme, an article on the ‘Emmy Awards’ (TV luvvies airkissing each others’ arrises – but remotely this year).

    Four comments by host and ‘guests’ in the article, and, would you believe it, in the few seconds that the BBC played from each person’s ‘contributions’ to the event, every one of them contained an explicit or implicit dig at President Trump (and hardly anything else) – one of the contributors (a Brit) even managed a dig at both President Trump and Boris Johnston.

    Sort of gives the game away about ‘glitterati’, and their hangers-on like the BBC being in the slightest bit impartial – and especially the BBC, since it could have chosen any elements of the speeches – and especially, given the occasion, maybe even a bit of commentary on the TV programmes/’personalities’ who won awards.

    ‘Twas ever thus, and ever after shall be…’ with the BBC – media at it’s so-called ‘best’.

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  30. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – keen, very keen, oh so very keen …

    JustRemainIn Webb did the prime slot interview with Dominic Raab, SoS for Transport, at 8.10 a.m.. JustRemainIn was very keen to get the Army involved in sorting out whatever he and the BBC feel needs sorting out in the Covid Pandemic. JustRemainIn asked several times “Why not bring in the Army?”.

    Were you after a military coup Justin? Would you really like that?

    I wonder …..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yippee. I get to be a pedant – raaaaaab is foreign sec …. Granty shappps is the red transport one busily closing all the roads off . Burn that diesel . And red Tory ministers – 80 majority – as if …

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  31. G.W.F. says:

    I wonder if the army of BBC anti Trump campaigners covering the US election would report on the Amish supporters of the President.

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    • andyjsnape says:

      hi GWF

      I can hear it now, bBC reports, far right racists support Trump

      Maybe the people are patriots?

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    • vlad says:

      Or the Asians for Trump parades, or the Blacks for Trump, or the Gays for Trump, or the Police for Trump, or the Vets for Trump, or the Vietnamese for Trump?

      The latter had a punchy slogan: “We’ve had enough communism back home.”

      4bdwxy.jpg

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  32. scribblingscribe says:

    According to the BBC the fan’s favourite Dr Who is David Tennant. Fair enough.

    They claim the second favourite is Jodie Whittaker. Hmm. This the same Doctor who is unwatched by tens of millions of fans?. The fall off of viewers during her stint was despairing.

    I should add that Whittaker is a superb actress, and the crass mentality that drove the series to Woke productions is not her fault.

    But Whittaker as the second favourite Doctor for fans, it is difficult to believe.

    https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-09-20/david-tennant-best-doctor-who/

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    • Up2snuff says:

      scribbling, William Hartnell? Tom Baker? Patrick Troughton? Unplaced?

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I was equally astounded last night when watching the 100 best musicals (I only watched from no.10 downwards), and admittedly the programme was made in 2003, but how in hells name could GREASE be in the number 1 spot ????

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        • TrickCyclist says:

          BRISSLES,
          At least it was better than Grease 2! Michelle Pfeiffer hated that movie and she was in it!
          I actually like Grease for nostalgic reasons (in all my years of movie going, it’s the only true blockbuster I ever saw, i.e. we queued around the block to get in) but even I’ll concede it’s not a great film. For one thing, its female lead is Olivia Newton-John, once described by a critic as “three of the worst actresses in history.”
          As for Jodie Whittaker, I assume she got the Doctor Who gig because she was previously in Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch alongside Tennant.
          Just randomly joining some dots here, but actors sometimes get roles in the same genres – e.g. John Boyega was cast in Star Wars because the director liked him in British sci-fi Attack The Block. Boyega’s co-star in that was. . . Jodie Whittaker.
          Boyega for the next Doctor, anyone?
          Well he seems to complain a lot, and it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the Grease (oops, sorry, BRIS).

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Wot no Oliver?

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        • Jeff says:

          As a rule I’m not a massive fan of musicals, usually they seem bloody daft. However, I could always spare a couple of hours to watch My Fair Lady, surely the finest of them all. It’s fabulous from start to finish. I think the songs are beyond compare.
          And of course it has the delightful Audrey Hepburn.

          Very easy on the eye…

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Well, there were the usual ‘greats’ in the top 10 – West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Singing in the Rail, Oliver, Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz. My personal favourite is Streisand in Funny Girl, the songs are sublime; but to put Newton John and Travolta ahead of Gene Kelly or Judy Garland was a travesty.

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            • TrickCyclist says:

              Singin’ in the Rain is one of my top 5 movies of all time.
              When it was released in April 1952, its competiton at the US box-office was:
              The Greatest Show on Earth; The African Queen; With a Song in my Heart; Viva Zapata!; Rancho Notorious; High Noon; and a re-issue of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
              All are films still watched today and several are bona fide classics.
              How long would it take today’s Hollywood to make that amount of films of the same quality and longevity?

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              • davylars says:

                Well. I think this guy in South Korea had the right idea about musicals.

                ‘In an effort to drive profits up, one South Korean theater owner tried to increase the number of times the film could be shown in a day. His solution to the problem was devilishly simple. He decided to remove all of the scenes with musical numbers.’

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              • Banania says:

                No mention of Top Hat!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Having seen a film in which said lady simulates giving a man in an ss uniform a BJ – she makes for a fruity dr who – but each time has its own ‘character ‘ …..

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  33. The Sage says:

    Credit where credit is due. At last, a reasonable article from the BBC about the Covid-19 scamdemic:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54228649

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  34. Up2snuff says:

    I cannot help but wonder out loud (or in the print equivalent) whether the PM knows that Covid-20 has been released by China and that Covid-19 is already out of date.

    This Covid thing could be getting like releases of cars, digital cameras or software – a new version every year – “Avoid (as opposed to ‘Buy’ or ‘Get’) yours now!”.

    If that is truly the case, I also wonder whether the PM will level with the people in his address to the nation this week?

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  35. Fedup2 says:

    Up2 – having just listened to the medical double act briefing – without the press running ‘gotchas ‘ – the population is being groomed for another lock down – which won’t work this time –

    Perhaps Better to run public information films on

    Ventilation
    How to wash
    What 2 metres looks like
    How to wear a mask

    These can be done by actors of all colours and types to accord with woke principles …..

    As for the China syndrome – I’m more of a cock up rather than conspiracy type now and think some idiot in a military lab went off on their own and then failed bio security with transmission in the local market . Working on the theme that China is ‘equalling up’ power is a bit pie the sky how ever much they might want to….

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    • Tabs says:

      Did you notice that during the medical briefing they used graphs of DAILY infections and deaths for Spain and France without any UK data overlaid.

      Then they showed a graph of UK WEEKLY infections with no deaths mentioned.

      I would have thought being scientists they would know to get all the data all scaled the same for a proper comparison otherwise their briefing may come across misleading!

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Tabs – no I’m past watching now – I regard the stats as meaningless apart from very broad trends – I listened on the radio so the graphs looked better ….

        ….. furlough extended – lockdown announcement Tuesday – happy Christmas – clap their ‘heroes ‘ again ….

        Meanwhile – pound down – companies being crushed – 2021 looking even bleaker – non covid health consequences going through the roof … yes I know it’s a miserable prognosis but pessimists can’t be disappointed …… ready for the panic buying again ?…..

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        • The WestWyvern says:

          Fed,

          I think Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics…. (as someone once said) is now applicable to the approach HMG is taking over this planned-demic.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            I listened to Chris Witty and Patrick Vallance this a.m. courtesy of BBC R4 TWatO excerpts, so am vulnerable to a BBC Editor’s and Producer’s bias. Whatever, it did seem that Chris Witty was merely speculating: what might happen, we could see . . ….

            However it was noticeable that despite both these gentlemen having impressive medical credentials that one or both claimed that the Covid formerly known as 19 was a seasonal disorder which is NOT what the evidence from around the globe confirms.

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      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        You may know that here in Sunderland were in a sort of half lockdown because of the rising number of cases being found.

        A caller on bbbc radio newcastle asked why newspapers and investigative reporters were not trying to find out why the media are reporting 3-4K new cases each day but not comparing this number to the earlier case numbers where a few thousand were tested daily compared to some 200,000 daily now.
        He said had we been testing the same number then that we are now we would have had a huge number of cases then and said if he could see this why not the media and why were they not questioning these numbers.

        I googled for the last covid death in the Sunderland area and the most recent death I could find was JUNE 21.
        I suppose they will say the deaths are lagging behind the cases by a few weeks.
        I doubt that we’ll see a big jump in deaths.
        Yet, we’re in semi lockdown.

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        • The WestWyvern says:

          Not BBC, but I’ve concluded the spineless, useless, incompetent Tories are not ‘using’ the science but now hiding behind the utterances of the medical ‘experts’ in order to deflect, detract, shift the blame, dangerous though it might be for the country at large.

          Lets not forget most in the medical profession are ‘hard-left’ (to coin a phrase) and would dearly love the downfall of GB and the Tories by any means.

          My own rule of 6…

          1. Practice good hygiene.
          2. Observe distance.
          3. Feel unwell, stay in. Get a test after 3-4 days.
          4. Protect the ‘at-risk’ in society
          5. Use the Nightingale hospitals to treat the Chinese Flu victims
          6. Provide effective equipment for the front line staff and target the NHS supply chain management (not HMG) when things go wrong.

          Six simple steps to allow the rest of society to carry on as normal and build up a tolerance level.

          However the blonde bumbling idiot will in all probability announce more (unapproved by Parliament) draconian measures sometime Tuesday, yet the boatloads of orks and goblins continue to float across the channel unhindered and the sheeple suck it up.

          This country is turning into Russia circa 1987. Remember the lines of old Russian women lined up waiting for Bread… Coming soon to a town near you, thanks to Boris.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            TWW, excellent Rule of Six there. Much better than the Government’s Rule of Sick . . . ……. b’llleuuu aghh.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, I recall doing a post on one of the senior BBC Editor’s Blogs back in the days of Nick Robinson, the real one – not the TOADY fake one – and Steffie Flanders. Cannot remember which Blog. Somehow future war came up in the side discussion as there were some really raving, radical, Lefties on those Blogs. I pointed out that conducting a future war like, say, that of 1938/9-1945 would not make sense, because of the loss of productive people and damaged infrastructure. Much more likely was germ or gas or biological or economic warfare or a combination of any or all of them that left infrastructure and a population with skills both intact.

      If I recall correctly, it did not go down well.

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  36. tarien says:

    Perhaps a little off subject-Around us we see spiritual desolation of unrestrained Hedonism; advanced nations have their minds fixated on the instant gratification of their desires and appetites; material, sensual, and sexual. Greed has blinded the eyes of the rich minority to the sorrows of the poor majority. The rich cannot plead ignorance of mass starvation or of the poverty all around them, but they do little to relieve it.
    We are preparing a scene of blood, and when the calamities come, we will have to share the responsibility. At that stage, it will be small comfort that, to include a token warning against violence. The violence now transpiring in Belarus will hurry the decay of its communist President et al but at what cost to its people, and indeed to the unstable Europe.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tarien – where’s the starvation ? Obesity is dominant in Europe and that’s the prime concern …..

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      • Up2snuff says:

        tarien you have a good point here, “we see spiritual desolation of unrestrained Hedonism”.

        Notable in all the discussions about Pandemic Lockdowns, relaxing or increasing restrictions, the contant whine is “Think of pubs, clubs, restaurants, bars, theatres, concert venues, festival venues, airlines, holidays and shops.”

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  37. s.trubble says:

    I normally switch off pronto like when I hear Sopel’s voice but caught the beginning of his piece lamenting the passing of the lady supreme Court of USA judge’s passing…
    He commenced…”this giant of a woman stood at 5 feet tall……….

    He must have thieved that from another source as it would surely be beyond his capability of originality.

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  38. vlad says:

    This enlightened black man speaks out against BLM and the constant anti-police, anti-white rhetoric he is bombarded with.

    You listening beeb?

    “Enough with the ANTI WHITE NARRATIVE”

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  39. digg says:

    I have received an email alert from an outfit called Citizen Go who campaign for free speech and traditional family values.

    They say that there is to be an independent “Supreme Court” set up to monitor posts on Facebook with the power to force Facebook to remove any they do not like..

    They also claim that of the 20 or so candidates being considered for this Court, 18 are directly connected to George Soros and his foundations.

    Their role will be to monitor posts and force Facebook to remove anything that they don’t like the look of.

    Facebook will have no say in this as they will be forced by law to comply.

    If true, this is the most outrageous and dangerous attack on Democracy and Free Speech in history.

    This court will of course only begin with Facebook and I believe they will then spread it to include all social networks and eventually all information however disseminated.

    The end game quite obviously being to impose their Globalist doctrine which as well as suppression of free speech also includes abortion on demand, euthanasia without permission, border-free migration as a right, and the promotion of LGBT propaganda through schools and higher education.

    I rather suspect that these shadowy figures already have high-level plants in broadcasting and News output and in particular within the BBC which could explain the explosion of woke anti-nationalist material being spewed out.

    Unless resisted with vigour, this will not end well for any of us, including this site.

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    • digg says:

      And wha-da-ya-know, BBC bitesize junior Soros apprentice gets it going on junior bitesize…

      Quiz: Can you spot a fake social media account?

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7srf82

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    • tarien says:

      Exactly digg- surreptitious design to control now becomming more open, in its never ending duplicity to confuse the public with the likes of the BBC, who is the handmaiden of the Globalists. All media is well and truly under their control-agree it is unsettling news for us all.

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  40. Philip_2 says:

    Its because we’re worth it (Says the BBC). TPA report another rise in public finances abuse (again),

    BBC Bigwigs deserve big pay rise! From one rich list to another as the BBC made public the sky-high salaries paid to corporation execs and ‘stars’ this week. Presenters such as Zoe Ball, Graham Norton and Fiona Bruce all received bumper pay rises despite the Beeb stripping millions of over-75s of their free TV licences.

    But BBC bosses are also cashing in. Our BBC Rich List revealed that mega-salaries for senior executives cost licence fee payers a total of £37.5 million in 2019-20. The median salary of a BBC employee is 83 per cent higher compared to the rest of the country.

    The news rightly provoked outrage and it wasn’t long before the TPA was heard loud and clear on the airwaves once again. Our chief executive John O’Connell gave the BBC both barrels on Julia Hartley-Brewer’s talkRadio show, telling listeners “The BBC doesn’t understand the country it seeks to represent.

    The same day, Duncan Simpson also added his insight on Dan Wootton’s show to further drive home the message. And we didn’t just crowd out the airwaves – our comments filled numerous column inches in Britain’s biggest newspapers, including The Times, The Sun, Daily Express and Daily Mail.

    This wall-to-wall coverage means the BBC can’t ignore our calls any longer. The Beeb must put an end to golden pay packets for loaded luvvies which are paid for by pensioners and hard-pressed taxpayers.

    Brits are fed up of forking out for the licence fee under pain of imprisonment. It’s high time we axed the TV tax, introduced a subscription service and stopped taxpayers’ money going to these media millionaires.

    Support the TPA campaign to curb BBC payment abuse petition. Click here:
    https://www.taxpayersalliance.com/petition_slash_bbc_star_salaries

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  41. DickMart says:

    Tim Davie has a long, long way to go if he is to de-woke the BBC. The Home Page of their website today (and I don’t think this is at all untypical) has items on:

    Perils of jogging when you’re black

    Music and ethnic minority patients

    Poland’s LGBT-free zones

    A black-owned coffee firm

    Colonialism in National Trust properties

    A black man being sent a banana in a pub

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

      A while ago I was hungry and a kind white person gave me a banana to eat.

      Today if I were hungry and a white person gave me a banana to eat I could call the British police and report a race hate crime if I could prove a distant ancestor of mine was black.

      The police and criminal court system would then use taxpayers money investigating and prosecuting and convicting the individual for a race hate crime. A team of public sector social workers would then help me cope with my hurt and I would receive a tidy compensation package.

      As a proven victim of a race hate crime the BBC would then interview me and headline this race hate crime on their website: on their homepage, their news homepage, their UK news homepage, their English news homepage as well as their Newsbeat channel.

      The BBC would assert this was yet more evidence that English society is deeply racist and must change.

      We would then all Take the Knee for the Black Lives Matter movement, say a prayer to the martyr George Floyd and then move on with our lives.

      From the BBC:
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-54197358
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    • Fedup2 says:

      DickMart
      He has no intention of de Woking . He just want the BBC to be even more ‘professional ‘ at covering up its biased campaigns by limiting twitter out put and ‘off piste comments ‘ by the talent .
      He swerved the Proms fiasco although approved the changes – maybe the next controversy will break him – I reckon it’s the Brixton steel band they’ll use on Remembrance Sunday or display of drive by shooting by the Peckham massive in their tinted windowed cars —-cribs – or whatever the third world call them

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      • DickMart says:

        I fear that you are probably right; at best cosmetic changes, designed to keep the Government at bay. Let’s hope they stand firm, with decriminalisation as the first step towards a subscription system and the break-up of the BBC.

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  42. StewGreen says:

    4;30pm Religion prog has another sneer at Trump
    \\ Ernie Rea is joined by four experts
    : Sarah Posner, book is ‘Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump’
    ; Jane Little, a former BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent, now commentates on Religion and Politics in US
    ; Christopher White; the National Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter
    ; and Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000msw1

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

    According to the BBC there are too many white faces on twitter and something must be done.

    BBC headline: Twitter investigates racial bias in image previews:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54234822

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    • JimS says:

      Apparently Twitter’s Artificial Intelligence algorithms can’t recognise low-contrast faces so need to be ‘updated’.

      I can’t recognise low-contrast faces like Clive Myrie, do I need to be ‘updated’ too?

      (I once had a neighbour who was a very nice ‘man of colour’ and it could be embarassing if he was in his car and I was out walking. All I could see was a car being driven by a shadow).

      Maybe the smallest front window in my house can sue Google? Its StreetView AI algorithm thought it looked like a number plate and used to ‘blur’ it!

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  44. theisland says:

    Since the WA and Protocol have direct effect and supremacy within the UK only by virtue of a section in the Act of Parliament which implemented the WA, Parliament can undo or revise what it has previously done and so can modify or remove under UK law the direct effect of clauses in the WA – and contrary to misconceptions circulating widely, the UK courts are bound to give effect to Parliament’s will if expressed in clear terms.

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  45. tarien says:

    As they say ‘here we go again’, this Government medical chappy Dr Whitty, is now putting forward fears for another lockdown. Irrespective this nation cannot afford another lockdown no matter what. The powers that be, will have to impress upon the public that they must use common sence, (something they are not used to doing) otherwise-and that perhaps could be used as a threat. But let’s be quite frank, and note that the Government will impose a lockdown if they think they can get away with it. Only real fear for the Government is fear that tax revenues will collapse and fear that the public will become unwilling to obey lockdown edicts.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I had images of RAF transports sitting on the tarmac at some god forsaken turkish airport waiting to bring back millions of pounds of unusable PPE again ……..

      Let me guess – we flogged the ventilators on ebay.

      Theyll be desperate not to use those nightingale hospitals

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    • Banania says:

      But why do they want lockdowns, etc.? There must be some ulterior motive. Are these emergency measures a practice for something?
      “Bumbling Boris” does not explain it. I don’t think he is bumbling at all.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Banania, I don’t think Bojo can explain it all as – at a guess – it might mean an end to the info that HMG and its agencies are obtaining, perhaps from behind the Bamboo Curtain. Either that, or they know that Covid-19 has mutated somewhere significant, say somewhere with a local Lockdown for weeks, and that the new variant, if unleashed on the population as a whole will devastate the UK. [Interesting item on YahooNews: UK drivers may be asked to avoid using filling stations and service stations.] Or, having accidentally released Covid-19 from its Wuhan Lab, the Chinese leaders are say “Let’s go for broke” and are about to unleash Covid-20 on the world.

        I find it very interesting that the BBC see Putin and Russia and its Communism a big Buggaboo but are very relaxed about China, its Leader and Chinese Communism.

        The BBC have just woken up to the fact that we might be in a new Cold War, as yet undeclared: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54244011

        But when you read the article, it is really just an excuse to rubbish President Trump.

        There’s a surprise.

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  46. theisland says:

    Re the Speakers’ Corner fiasco on the previous thread

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  47. Sluff says:

    This piece of coronavirus related bias comes to you irrespective of your actual views on the issue, but reveals the BBC for the snivelling seditious s**** they are.

    I watched the Vallance/ Witty news conference this morning.
    Vallance put up a slide showing the effects of exponential growth. 3000 cases now, doubling every week, so 50000 in a months time. Now OK maybe he was illustrating in order to scaremonger but the basic maths is year 7 stuff.
    He was very careful to say this was an illustration, and NOT A PREDICTION. i heard it for myself. Pretty sure he repeated it.

    So I come home after an afternoon visiting relatives in the park, and what is the first BBC webshite headline?

    ‘UK could face 50,000 cases a day by mid October without action’.

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

    Well I could cover 100m faster than Usain Bolt- if I jump off Beachy Head. Or Flamborough Head. Or Duncansby Stacks.
    So what?

    The BBC. Where ‘could’ is treated as ‘will’. When it suits.
    Gutter journalism at its very worst. Paid for by a large percentage of the public, whether they like it or not.

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  48. Quiteannoyed says:

    Thanks to everyone here! I’ve been following for some time. Biasedbbc.org is my go to website when the BBC gets too much to bear. I really am quite annoyed! 🤔

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    Quite annoyed – welcome – I think we are related – please spread the word . I can’t remember how I found this site but it does provide a bit of hope for we sufferers …..

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  50. Rob in Cheshire says:

    I was watching the BBC tv news at one o’clock.

    They had a long feature about the snoozefest which was the Emmy awards. Does anyone care?

    The awards were given remotely. I don’t know how many, dozens I should think. Out of all these awards, the one the BBC chose to carry on their report was one given to a well off left wing ponce in London. He proceeded to “unthank” the following:

    1. The Corona Virus;

    2. President Trump for his crummy handling of the Corona Virus;

    3. Boris Johnson for being equally as bad as President Trump.

    Wasn’t that a weird coincidence? No evidence of any sort of left wing BBC hive mind bias there at all. The new DG is doing such a good job isn’t he?

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