Start the Week 28 September 2020

Welcome to a world of fantasy . Paul Dacre in charge of OFCOM and Lord Charles Moore as Chairman of the BBC . Obviously neither of these appointments could be made by a Tory Government with an 80 majority – right ?

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  1. Guest Who says:

    Lewis Goodhall for God Emperor.

    Impartially.

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  2. Dobyns says:

    🤣🤣🤣

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  3. Guest Who says:

    How it used to work.

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    • Dobyns says:

      It’s worth keeping in mind what Judge Barrett said during her confirmation hearings for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals … During hearings for the appeal’s court post, Coney Barrett told senators she was a faithful Catholic, but that her religious beliefs would not affect her decisions as an appellate judge.

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-about-people-of-praise-11600990129

      https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/amy-coney-barrett-conservative-anti-catholic-complaints.html

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      • tarien says:

        Sure she means what she says, however Dobyns this woman holds the view as against abortion-in that case she certainly will be faithful to the Catholic faith but not in regard to other faiths that uphold on abortion, (which could be a matter of life and death for the pregnant woman). Of course there are many women who hold positions of Judges, however personally and even my wife holds this view, Trump should have brought a man into this important position.

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          Tarien:

          A Supreme Court Justice does not make law, their job is to determine if a law is or is not constitutional.

          In the case of Roe v Wade, the court had to twist and turn to make abortion constitutional. First, they “found” a right to privacy which is not in any way explicit in the constitution, then they applied it to abortion, saying it violated this new found right to privacy to interfere with a woman’s private right to an abortion.

          As a piece of constitutional law, it was a travesty.

          The fact is that there is nothing in the US Constitution about abortion. Nothing. Therefore, if a power is not under the jurisdiction of the federal government , it automatically devolves to the states. That is the only correct constitutional position.

          It does not matter if one is for or against abortion. The only issue for the Supreme Court is whether the federal government has any say in the matter. Constitutionally, the only honest answer is that it does not. Roe v Wade is simply bad law.

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          • tarien says:

            Yes point well taken Rob-

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          • Banania says:

            What you say amounts to saying that the Supreme Court does make law.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              Banania
              From my law study days – there’s always the discussion as to whether it is ‘making ‘ or ‘interpreting ‘. At least the Americans have the restraint of a constitution whereas the UK has a dangerous arrangement of winks and nods – which fail when the likes of Mrs Hale forces through her personal view as ‘law ‘ and usurps parliamentary government …..

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    • JimS says:

      Radio 4’s Last Word quoted Bader-Ginsburg as saying that her involvement with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) hadn’t been a contentious issue when she was confirmed and that she wished that sort of thing was still the case.

      Clearly some wishes must be followed and some ignored.

      My advice to the USA would be to appoint judges for a fixed term, giving them a ‘job for life’ is like having a royal family. It must also tend to make a judge believe that they are the constitution, not its defender.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I went out with a gal from the ACLU once – it didn’t go well – I wasn’t even as far to the Right as I am now .

        I do like that ‘dying wish’ crap – I’ve got a list of ‘dying wishes ‘ most of which are not fit for publication as the horses might get frightened …. has the old dead lefty finished lying in ‘state ‘ yet or are the democrats gonna keep kicking the corpse down the road.. ?

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        • Scroblene says:

          There’s a great series of pics about Billary wanting to take over from Ginsberg, but I can’t get it to run here…

          Anyone else seen it?

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  4. Up2snuff says:

    I’ve just seen a really scary photo of Laura ‘Part-time’ Kuenssberg. Has something happened? Has she had a slap down from BBC bosses for her bias, or bad questions to PM and Ministers, or her lack of Blogs, or her lengthy hols?

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  5. Dobyns says:

    Regarding ACB …

    They will smear her faith.
    They will smear her motives.
    They will smear her goodness.

    Why? Because they have no negatives regarding her scholarship, experience, or judicial competence. So the only thing the left can attack are the woman’s virtues.

    Let that sink in.

    They will attack her virtues and try to convince the American people that good is evil, or at least twisted and sick.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Bless.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Parody account on twitter asks the question

      “What did you do as a child that would be considered dangerous today ?”

      The answer is –

      “ wrote to ‘Jim ll fix it ‘“

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    • Doublethinker says:

      There is a good article in the Telegraph this morning by Tim Stanley about what fun it is to see the liberal elite throwing their toys out of the pram over the potential appointments of Dacre and Moore. The liberals know that if they lose the BBC propaganda fog horn they are going to lose a lot of the influence and control over the country that they have built up over the past decades. These appointments are about much more than the BBC and Ofcom they are about who controls the culture of the country. The politics of a country follows on from the culture with a time lag of a decade or so. The left have had their own way on the culture war since Lady T forty years ago. Infact I don’t think that the right even knew that the war was being fought until recently, or if they did know they daren’t enter into combat. If these appointments go through I think it will be a significant victory with lasting implications and we should thank Dom and Boris for it. Let’s hope that along with Brear Fox , they plough on smashing the liberal stranglehold on British culture.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      If the Guardian don’t want them – they must be good choices…

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  7. Halifax says:

    Ok they have named the murdering scum bag as a Mr Louis De Zoysa…

    Now you won’t belive it that not only is it the second story but the picture they use of “Mr De Zoya” is one of him blowing candles out on a birthday cake [email protected]@@@

    Hoe dare they try and normalise this (suspected) murdering scum bag !!!

    Im very very annoyed .

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    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      I thought that too Halifax, the very concept of a family man 🙄
      My arse, out gone midnight with drugs, a gun and ammunition, I wonder what he was up to 😅
      The MSM think we’re complete tools 🛠

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

      The BBC headline for this story on their news homepage is:
      Police shooting suspect is 23-year-old Londoner Louis De Zoysa remains critically ill in hospital after the fatal shooting of Sgt Matiu Ratana.

      Then in the article the BBC write:
      New Zealand-born Sgt Matiu Ratana … Mr De Zoysa, 23, from Norbury … remains critically ill in hospital … the suspect – who was still handcuffed … according to watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) …

      Sgt Ratana was remembered by friends and teammates at East Grinstead Rugby Club, where he was head coach … PC Sarah D’Silva, who plays for the club’s women’s team said …

      The force has previously said the shooting was not terror-related …
      .
      Sgt Ratana came to the UK in his early 20s in 1989 and joined the Met Police two years later. He was originally from the Hawke’s Bay area of New Zealand and was educated at Palmerston North Boys’ High School, north of the capital, Wellington.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-54317347

      Note the BBC call the murderer a “suspect” and a “Londoner” while they call the victim “New Zealand born”. The article pushes a number of narrative:
      a) the good and courageous immigrant
      b) downplays terrorism
      c) promotes women sport
      d) shows concern for the shooter (remains critically ill)
      e) is wary of possible police misconduct (reference to the Office for Police Conduct)
      f) calls the suspect a Londoner

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    • tarien says:

      Immediate execution-no trial needed-Government do us a favour and get rid of this low life, do not waste Tax payers money on imprisonment.

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  8. Guest Who says:

    June Sarpong’s new PA?

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  9. Guest Who says:

    So. Cannot. Wait.

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    • Dobyns says:

      So we now have TWO Black History Months, October and February?? 🤬🤬🤬

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    • Fedup2 says:

      No netflix in october for Fedup then .

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    • vlad says:

      We’ve just had 4 months of black British experience, do we really need another?

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

      Since the death of George Floyd on the 25 May it has been black history, black lives matter, black victimhood 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-stop.

      As of now the top story on the BBC’s news channel for children is: Yara Shahidi to play first black Tinkerbell in new Peter Pan film
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/54315001

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    • JamesArthur says:

      At least Netflix will know exactly how few people watch it…

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    • StewGreen says:

      Black History Month (UK) 2020 in Europe
      will begin on Thursday, 1 October
      and ends on Saturday, 31 October

      Black History Month US/Canada is celebrated in February

      Whereas February in UK/Hungaryis LGBT History Month
      (to coincide with the anniversary of the abolition of Section 28)

      But LGBT History Month In the United States, Canada, and Australia is celebrated in October
      ( to coincide with National Coming Out Day on 11 October)
      ==================

      “Enslaved is co-produced by BBC Two likely timed for U.K. Black History Month in October”

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      It’s clear that untold millions of Britons will want to watch Black Hysteria Month. This could put a strain on Netflix’s servers, overloading them and reducing the picture quality for everyone. Can I ask those who are not intending to watch BHM to cancel their subscriptions, preferably permanently but at least for the month of October, so as to free up capacity for both of those people who do? I’m sure the folks at Netflix, especially the accountants, will appreciate this small gesture.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I wonder if that cop who put his knee on Floyd’s neck, realises what he actually kicked off – by being caught on camera.

        Note to all police – be aware.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Fascinating when they strategise out loud.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    BBC North America just fell in love.

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    • vlad says:

      The Dems and the US msm (same thing) will use her Catholicism against her (only islam allowed), the fact that she’s a mother of 7 (should have aborted if she was a good feminist) and her adoption of 2 black children (only Madonna is allowed to buy Third World kids).

      It’s already started.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      There was a pretty one-sided report on the Supreme Court appointment by Jon “Woah” Sopel on the BBC news this evening, basically regurgitating Democrat talking points.

      But what else is new? Not just the BBC, but pretty much the entire mainstream media’s US reporting consists of regurgitating Democrat talking points.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      By “conservative” they mean a Supreme Court which looks honestly at the US Constitution and decides if it speaks on an issue.

      If the Constitution does not explicitly give a power to the federal government, then the power belongs to the states, and the people of the states can decide as they see fit, for instance on abortion or same sex marriage.

      That is what the leftists fear: democracy. If the people want abortion or same sex marriage, they will vote for it. They do not need nine judges in Washington DC to make their minds up for them. That is the antithesis of democracy.

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Maybe…. it’s…. Jon?

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  13. Jeff says:

    It always interests me what the media choose to cover and what they choose to ignore.

    Yesterday in London was a mass anti lockdown demonstration. It’s difficult to estimate how many attended, but it was clearly in the many tens of thousands.

    As the event started we held a minute’s silence as a sign of respect for the murdered policeman. We’re not BLM. We’re not Marxist that want to overturn capitalism. We’re ordinary, decent Brits that are deeply concerned about the direction our country is being taken.

    It was an entirely friendly, orderly and peaceful demo. No statues were damaged. There was no cat calling or goading of the police. There was no trouble at all…until the police decided to break it up and charged in swinging their batons. I still can’t understand why they did it.

    A lot of people there were in their 60s, 70s and beyond. It was unwarranted and disgraceful .

    And so how does our state broadcaster describe yesterday’s protest? Um…well… it doesn’t. It’s been airbrushed. Didn’t happen. Nothing to see. Move along…

    Meanwhile, in Belarus, a country most of us would have difficulty finding with a sat-nav and an atlas, there was also a demonstration. This one the BBC has covered. In detail…

    We’re told that tens of thousands gathered…We’re told that the police were heavy handed…We’re told that more than fifty people were arrested.
    Both the police and protesters are interviewed.

    So why the difference?

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile
    – concentrated on the Wordsworth’s expert health problem
    – Then item about the National Trust an its highlighting a special report saying a third of its properties have slave connections.
    (FFS they don’t even start to think that some of the properties are connected to coal mining wealth, which itself was not unlike slavery ..lots of deaths etc. )

    Then said their is split in the National Trust cos of its new direction.

    But then they moved on to talk about the proposed cutbacks in NT educations dept
    Surely each part of the NT operation must be self funding
    so if the school visits don’t pay enough money to fund the special education officers .. then they can’t be employed.

    There is a petition about the changes
    https://www.change.org/p/the-national-trust-the-national-trust-must-listen-to-its-members-and-call-an-extraordinary-general-meeting

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  15. Roland Deschain says:

    I think there may be a number of damp tissues on the chair next to the American Beauty.

    Other interpretations are, of course, available, but none of them on the BBC.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I read years ago that Trump was likely to have paid no tax some years
      Cos when you have a year with losses, you write that off against tax.

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      • Roland Deschain says:

        Any accountant could tell you that. Not that it stops the likes of the BBC trumpeting the headline, as if paying only $750 tax was itself a crime.

        We all know what they wanted to find, and didn’t. And Trump spent the last 4 years encouraging the media to waste their time digging for dirt in the wrong place.

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        • Dobyns says:

          Thank the Lord that the bBC NEVER encouraged their “stars” to engage in strategies designed to avoid paying tax.

          It’s always good to have the ‘Moral High Ground’

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        • Fedup2 says:

          For those interested – the presidential debate is at 0200 Uk time and is on the news channel . The telegraph says that joey Biden had a full stage made for the VP debate last time round and was put through simulations at exactly the time the real one took place –

          I’m betting he gets the flu in the next day ……earlier in the thread Up2 ? Put up a series of reasons why mr trump will win – I’m happy to have put my £20 on him – a big bet for me ….

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  16. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC4 had a 90 special on black composers
    Who fronted it ? Lenny Henry
    FFS using the same faces all the time isn’t diversity.

    Cos the Time TV guide is as woke as the BBC it has a full article with Lenny’s photo etc. ..and a splash on the cover.

    The article quotes “The material is already out there as I discovered when making (the prog)”
    So hang on Lenny is presenting cos he cares about Black Classical Music .. yet he knew little about it before the show !

    “blacks are underrepresented in classical music ..just 1.8% of performers”
    ..doh cos people can’t be in the same place twice
    They are vastly over represented in other types of music like jazz and pop.

    The article points out Henry VIII once had a black trumpet player
    so what ? .. probably for 2 months of a 35 year reign.
    His name ws John Blanke (ironic cos Blanke is Dutch for “White person”)

    The prog makes a big promo of
    “Chineke!, Europes first black, Asian and ethically diverse orchestra.”
    .. Hangon this orchestra choose the composers and performers by way of their skin colour … doh that’s racism in action.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Saturday : I saw BBC2 had 7 hours of women’s sport Cricket then football.

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      • Deborah says:

        I wonder what the viewing figures were.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Let’s just say Steph at Channel Loser feels their pain.

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          • StewGreen says:

            For those catching up Steph McGovern’s daytime Channel4 has been getting so few viewers, that now in the BARB stats it is officially registered as zero viewers.

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            • The Sage says:

              And that’s one too many in my view. She was supposed to be the BBC’s morning business person FFS, but seemed to know FA about the subject and almost all of her reports were about consumer affairs. But that still goes for BBC’s Breakfast programme.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Very true. Meanwhile some proper cricket , the Bob Willis Trophy final, was only available on Sky You Tube. Does anyone watch women’s sports?

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    • ScottishCalvin says:

      I thought the story went:
      1) Minorities have no interest in western classical music
      2) Someone employed by the government reads an article in the Grauniad
      3) They set up a special orchestra/theatre group to apeal to minority groups
      4) They are accused to forcing western imperialist music onto people who have their own culture
      5) They are forced to resign
      6) The BBC finds evidence that they once attended a performance of Tannhäuser by Wager 20 years ago
      7) They go on twitter and confess to being a white supremacist, even though they didn’t realise until just this morning when they read an article on the BBCs news website
      8) None of it matters because they were on 500k/year so they can retire and get by anyway.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        The awful Alexander Armstrong who presents on Classic FM has dipped his toe in the water of introducing his audience to classical music with a black component to it. I messaged Classic saying it was awful and could they desist. Never got a reply. But this chap is a terrible replacement for John Suchet . With Suchet you never heard anything like a political opinion from him with Armstrong you hear them regularaly and of course they are Wokist. See posts about the culture wars above.

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        • Old Goat says:

          I had noticed that lately, in the endeavour to find coloured composers, they have discovered Samuel Coleridge Taylor, who was halfway there. Never, ever heard his music on Classic before, until recently – now he’s de riguer at some time during the day’s broadcasting.

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          • Guest Who says:

            White until they find out the bloke who wrote the theme to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is… East Asian!

            Then they can add his race as well as name, as if it has any bearing.

            Which will be so much better for Esteem of Rising Sun.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      I thought classical music was for white people who haven’t culturally appropriated the English language.

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    • tarien says:

      When one considers that Black People are a small percentage of the population of this nation it would be fair to say that they get a great deal of exposure in all areas, in fact in some far too much.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I wonder if that cop who put his knee on Floyd’s neck, realises what he actually kicked off – by being caught on camera.

        Note to all police – be aware.

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        • Roland Deschain says:

          If it hadn’t been him, it would have been something else. They were just waiting for an excuse and would have manufactured one if need be.

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          Brissles:

          The cop was actually using an approved restraint technique taught to him by the police department.

          George Floyd was not being assaulted, he was being restrained with minimal force until an ambulance could arrive. He died of a self-administered overdose of fentanyl. The post mortem report is clear on this. He did not die of asphyxiation.

          The entire George Floyd episode is a hoax fed by the MSM to ferment revolution. Nothing more, nothing less.

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  17. StewGreen says:

    ITV 9pm Mon/Tue drama about honour killings

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  18. vlad says:

    The biased beeb’s report on the reaction to the Supreme Court nomination is what you’d expect from our American Beauty.

    But the YouTube comments are overwhelmingly anti-BBC, pro-Trump and anti-Biden.

    A few below…

    – BBC the company that sends out licence renewal forms to dead people . must be like postal voting in the US

    – And nothing about the hypocrisy of the Democrats who said in 2016 that the president should be able to choose a justice in their last year, including Mr Biden. Hilarious.

    – Joe Biden also said years ago… “I don’t want my kids going to school in a racial jungle”. Now he says that those who don’t vote for him are “Racists”. What a joke!

    – So the BBC has decided Trump loses.

    – I’m amazed the BBC have allowed comments. I’d be equally amazed if they read them.

    – Can’t wait till after the election, when we won’t need to hear about anything someone wrote down for Biden to read.

    – More biased reporting from the British Bashing Corporation.

    – Bbc shill for the dems as always…

    – Of course, the one sided view from the bought BBC

    – The left say protect the courts whilst simultaneously covering for those burning them down. The British Brainwashing Corporation

    – Time for the bbc to close comments on this story . The replies aren’t quite what they hoped for .

    – Defund the Bolshevik Broadcasting Company

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      News censored by the BBC.

      Scientific confirmation of Trumps carbon dioxide warming hoax.

      “On the Apparent Relationship Between Total Solar Irradiance and the Atmospheric Temperature at 1 Bar on Three Terrestrial-type Bodies” by Robert Ian Holmes Phd, Science & Engineering Faculty, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia. The relationship tends to add to the Unified Theory of Climate, by Ned Nikolov & Karl Zeller, that proves a zero climate sensitivity for CO2.

      So Venus again helping to prove it’s a hoax.
      http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/pdf/10.11648.j.earth.20190806.15.pdf.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Jon going to make sure her every step is labelled ‘controversial’?

      Well, not maybe.

      Good raising hypocrisy, dude.

      Jon Sopel, BbC ‘could be’ News.

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  19. ScottishCalvin says:

    Looking forward to the newly reloaded Surpreme Court voting in favour of the president when the election result inevitably ends there. The only real answer is stocking up on popcorn, then watching the lefties go bezerk. The end result of what happens when you raise a generation of narcissists in schools that ban concepts like sports and ‘winning’ on the off-chance that it hurts someone’s feelings.

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  20. Halifax says:

    Unbelievable but the BBC have dropped already the naming of the BME scum that shot the Police officer from its front page. We do however have Trumps Taxes and LGBTQ rights in Poland but nothing about Louis De Zoysa……..

    It doesnt fit their agenda so they bury it. Let them keep doing it I say it furthers our cause.
    More and more are watching their anti British anti white anti Christian agenda each day and talking about it.

    Can i also add anti heterosexual please.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Sharing as seen.

    Off now to find out what he is on about, good, bad, or bbc News.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Nothing obvious.

      But he is on tax, as provided by Mark Thommo.

      Meanwhile BBC HR are refusing to comment.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Moaning Emole goes large. On bits that suit.

          ***

          Trump’s taxes

          In 2016 Donald Trump became the first presidential candidate in nearly half a century not to release his tax returns. Now the New York Times says it has seen the numbers and they reveal “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance”. It says that for 10 of the 15 years it examined, Mr Trump paid no income tax at all, and in the year he entered the White House, the billionaire property tycoon and his companies paid just $750.

          The president has dismissed the report as “fake news”, but Joe Biden’s campaign website is already selling stickers saying “I paid more taxes than Donald Trump.” The presidential challenger is bound to use the claims as ammunition in the first election TV debate on Tuesday, but BBC North America editor Jon Sopel says it’s not clear how successful he’ll be. Four years ago, when Hillary Clinton upbraided him over how little tax he paid, Mr Trump replied: “That makes me smart.” A lot of his supporters applauded.

          ***

          A lot of ‘says’.

          NYT. American Booty.

          To cheeks, same maximus.

          Keep paying the tvl, suckers, the Vine family accountants thank you.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Meanwhile, more news…

        Funny old world.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Heeeeere’s Niiiiick….

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Yes, it is long.

    Yes, it is editted highlights.

    But yes, it seems hilarious that the bbc gets away with their version.

    I especially liked the HuffPo feature.

    They are all blonde here, you know. Like Katty and BS.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Poster Vrager on ITBB OT highlights why bbc staff, especially those in the USA, do like their one degree of separation cover.

      ***
      BBC News leads on Donald Trump’s Tax Return cobbled together by the New York Times, which he branded as fake news. Repeating unsubstantiated assertions is fake news. As the BBC hasn’t seen Trump’s Tax Returns, why are they broadcasting the supposed contents? Fake news unworthy of any broadcaster.

      ***
      The replies to his question would be interesting, but the bbc does not answer questions.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    It’s the BBC’s war on anything that concerns me.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-bbcs-war-on-traditional-values-by-paul-dacre/

    They were meant only to report.

    A £5,000,000,000 #prasnews budget dedicated to Unidirectional propaganda is a potent fierce for no good.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – well I’ve read the article – but how Dacre can use the word ‘wonderful ‘ in relation to the BBC I do not know .

      Now we know that in the real world neither candidate will get the respective job – and it’s just another shot across the bows

      . The names of Both candidates are used as a term of abuse by BBC staff – so let’s play the fantasy game I refer to in the preamble .

      If both were appointed what would change ?

      How many BBC drones would resign
      How many would strike ?
      How many would ‘work to rule ‘
      Would the DG step down out of protest ?

      The same , of course , applies with OFCOM .

      And the answer to these questions ?

      It would be business as usual – a few ‘names ‘ would go to switch channel or write their book but otherwise the thought of working in the Real World would frighten them into carrying as before – particularly since the media world and ‘journalism ‘ is thankfully already in recession and contracting fast .

      As an aside the outrage in the MSM is quite warming – god the guardian even has a cartoon about it on Monday morning …
      Lastly -the cynic in me wonders if this ‘announcement ‘ is linked to the outcome of the ‘consultation ‘ any decriminalising the ‘no licence ‘ …..

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  24. Thoughtful says:

    Back in the late Middle ages and the begining of modern times a ‘sickness’ swept the country, not the plague which everyone has heard of, but another, called ‘the sweating sickness’.

    Today we still don’t really know what it was, but it is believed to be a strain of hantovirus. Obviously back then they had no idea what it was and no cure at all. It killed indiscriminately including the older brother of Henry VIII changing the course of history, and his second wife Anne Boleyn also caught it.

    No immunity was gained from having survived this sickness and people caught it multiple times.

    Comparing it to todays hysterical cowardice from the yellow Boris the bottler, over a desease which kills next to no one makes you realise the horrible times we live in, where even the arch socialist of Cant, who is clearly not a Christian cannot comfort the people with the miracle of salvation and the sure and certain hope of the life hereafter, but mumbles platitudes about how waycist the corona is.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    VD.

    Old Grauny.

    Spit the difference.

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  26. Guest Who says:

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  27. Guest Who says:

    Impressive CV.

    Started at the bottom and working his way up.

    Steph’s team trying to lure him?

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  28. AsISeeIt says:

    Our national newspapers have the notion lately – probably correctly – that the British public are afraid of their own shadows.

    So if a journo can come up with a new scare to put the willies up us for 10 minutes then the headline writers are good to go. Efforts this morning range from the staid suburban Telegraph with: ‘Neighbours told to call the police on isolation cheats’ through the curtain twitchy Times with: ‘Emergency lockdown plan to ban socialising’ via the nutty apocalyptic alternative Guardian: ‘World leaders back 10-point pledge to halt destruction of planet earth’ passing through the man-in-the-street anti-Brexit Mirror: ‘Ban this hell meat from UK’ finally arriving at the ground zero tabloid scare story in the comic Star: ‘Starving rats attack our pets’ – you get the idea, scare stories are pitched to the particular fears of a paper’s readership but all the same, scare stories they are.

    I particularly enjoy the Guardian’s effort. The bureaucratic marxist-Stalinist-minded ’10-point pledge’ the plebian and globalist deference to the superstatist elite vanguard ‘world leaders’ and the stakes raised to the ultimate ‘destruction of planet earth’ …phew, take a deep breath (through your covid masks) Guardianistas… while one ponders the unlikely notion of a world leader NOT pledging to halt world destruction which they were obviously hell bent on before presented by god knows who with this 10-point (not 9 or 11, mind you) pledge.

    Top left corner (as you look at it) of the Guardian front page has often been used either to celebrate the diversity of exclusively black people or as an obituary for same BAME having passed. Do they know something about Diane Abbott we don’t? This morning we have ‘On her remarkable life in politics’ ‘interview in G2’ or is it in G3, or G4? G-force? G-string? G-thirty-one-ty, twelveteen…?

    But I jest. Diane does not. Diane’s expression, a form of granit-faced self-satisfied hurrumph, tends to suit the Guardian’s down-in-the-mouth joy in catastophising and should be adopted as their masthead logo: ‘Britain’s failure to learn from covid is a disaster’ runs another typical headline. Does this national disaster run concurrent with world destruction – is it cumulative, additional…?

    There’s a definite feeling of full-retreat, of rearguard (or Rearguardian) action about the paper: ‘Don’t risk BBC by giving role to Moore, PM urged’

    The Left don’t like it up ’em on the cultural front.

    What was good for the goose, apparently ain’t so good for the gender-fluid gander.

    The Times has: ‘Licence fee evaders will no longer face prison’ – let me rephrase that one for you, you old former-thunderer now lefty stooge “BBC Poll Tax no longer compulsory” – that’s better.

    Echoes of the culture wars in the States. Our corporate lefty FT frets about: ‘Trump says Obamacare will be terminated after November poll. Rush for judiciary confirmation… Threat to Roe vs Wade’

    Can we turn back the tide a little or will they frighten us into defeat?

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    • JamesArthur says:

      AsIseeIt

      I was in Watersones on weekend and mused while waiting for wife to buy a cook book..I looked at the titles on display near door and here are the themes..
      Black authors including Diane Abbot autobiography!!! Often they are talking about white people – supremacy, fragility, racism – funny how white authors are cancelled if they talk about black issues
      Slavery, Windrush
      Black Soldier history
      Climate change
      Both Obamas
      Males – sexist and females – heros

      It was a feast of wokeness….but strangely, nobody picked up a single book in 20 minutes of musing except me…it was the only one on science
      Unfortunately despite it being a good subject the author is woke and gets in as many unnecessary woke comments as possible. The book could be half the size if he stopped talking about himself and his woke journeys. Now I know why it was on the shelf 🙁

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    AISI
    Your last bit about leaking the outcome of the tv licence consultation accords with my entry above that number 10 is ‘managing ‘ the BBC – letting its worse nightmare – right wing control – be floated to unbalance the poor dears .

    Anything which undermines their sense of job security is to be welcomed . Whilst the real world lives in daily fear of thr future BBC staff live in a reassured secure ‘never never land ‘- that needs to end .

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  30. StewGreen says:

    9am Marr show
    So why did they choose author Marilynne Robinson ?
    Her latest book, Jack,” tells the story of the minister’s prodigal son and his romance with the daughter of a black preacher”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      So steotypical it’s almost funny – imagine the subject production meeting where they all bought their ideas fir a show – when that one came up they all nodded . There was no dissent . No one needed to comment.

      Next weeks’ show is about a ministers’ prodigal gay son who falls for a coloured gay ….is there a pattern ?

      At least I don’t have to reach for the ‘off switch ‘ any more – with or without alexa

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  31. Guest Who says:

    No mention of cattle?

    Wise, probably.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I bet there’s panic buying claymore mines …

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      • Dobyns says:

        Fedup2

        I don’t know about Claymores although they can be very effective for perimeter defence when used in conjunction with concertina wire, but I do know of at least 3 US friends who, between them, have acquired 3 .45 cal handguns and 4 rifles along with a couple of thousand rounds of .45 and .308 ammunition since the nonsense began.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Dobyn – I’d be buying far far more -……..perhaps an MP5 my fav. Or a AK..but ..as you’ll know … it’s all in the training ….

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  32. Guest Who says:

    Remember when he used to hold naughty bbc editors in blazers to account?

    And all agreed they got it about right.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Left his bias at the studio door did he ?
      He should shack up with Michael Mickey white ….

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Guest
      I had never heard of him – why do people of his ilk still think anyone gives a Shit3 about his opinion? And he really thinks Boris is worse than May or Brown :-))))

      And what is his basis for knocking DT? Typical Leftie. No argument just name calling

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      • Guest Who says:

        The old Samira, when Jez was not running the fee through his daughter’s company’s books.

        Only male.
        And white.
        Plus pasty.
        Also paid considerably less.
        Not bitter at all.

        But luckily shared the values that make Newswatch such a vital check and balance still on bbc output.

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    • digg says:

      I don’t think he can get his head round the fact that both got elected by a majority of the votes of ordinary folk and not by left-wing news reporters.

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  33. Guest Who says:

    It has been years but this…. this… is funny.

    That said #CCBGB

    Probably the day shift have not woken up yet.

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  34. Doobster78 says:

    Spot on this

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    • Doublethinker says:

      But surely the whole idea of appointing Moore and Dacre is to attempt to reform the BBC. We all know that such reform will be nigh on impossible with the current staff so having them all resign will save time and an enormous amount of money.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    ‘Hi I’m BBC staff, we’d love to have you for our show during Black History Month.”

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  36. Guest Who says:

    With a ‘sawwy’ to any socmedophobes, an experiment.

    Some may know of Support Our Lefty, who viciously and hatefully gently held up the two faced shenanigans of pols and media for gentle lampooning, until they called up Jack to stop it.

    He relocated to Parler, a more enlightened platform still struggling to gain traction but worth being on and supporting those who have fallen to Libmlob hit jobs.

    He has posted a notion from noted academic and MSM go to Prof. Direct Clown Grayling, and I’m interested in how it appears here, as tweets do. Or not…

    https://share.par.pw/post/4511dbdfe01942ee8df9af6bbcf60a8e

    I will attempt other means in case of failure.

       5 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Ok, thwarted by the forum conversion software, and it seems I’m more Marvel than DC and I can’t access his twitter feed.

      Out of options here.

      Basically he was confirming Sleepy Joe’s voter base are all crims.

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    • StewGreen says:

      ” ‘Criminals For Biden’ may not be quite the election-winning slogan that he and Mike Bloomberg appear to think it is.”

      “Bit of an own goal by Our AC Grayling here.
      He is freely admitting that ‘every single vote’ of these 32,000 criminals in Florida is going to be cast for the Democrats.
      Doesn’t that speak volumes about the current state of that party?”

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      • StewGreen says:

        Grayling is calling Brexit & Trump voters “right-wing effluent”
        … he’s one of the #BeKind people

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  37. StewGreen says:

    Channel4

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Channel 5 last week’s Brunel special
    Minute 68 onwards
    ‘Here we are in Bristol , which had a lot of slaver stuff’

    “Brunel had nothing to do with this. Just because it happened in Bristol is irrelevant.”
    “Next week – TE Lawrence; God knows how they’ll malign his memory. “

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  39. JimS says:

    The funniest thing on Have I Got News For You is the Russian turning the gas valve the wrong way…

    … or perhaps Paul Merton’s Joe Biden impression?

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  40. StewGreen says:

    and ITV

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  41. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – What the BBC, US Democrats and other opponents in US do not realise

    There are two sorts of voters in the USA. No, not Republicans and Democrats.

    The two types are the politically interested and aware and those that are not. We have had five years of accusations and all sorts of rubbish hurled at President Trump since he accepted the Republican nomination in 2015 or early 2016. It has been unceasing, almost continual.

    Both groups may well be thinking various thoughts:
    1. All politicians are crooks, Trump seems a less bad guy than Biden, the one who doesn’t immediately support law and order, I’ll vote for Trump anyway.
    2. So much rubbish and accusations heaped on the bloke
    a) I’ve had enough and don’t care anymore and will vote for Trump
    b) What if it is all just politically motivated (Mandy Rice-Davies Rule applies) I’ll vote for Trump
    c) He’s attacked for wanting to Make America Great Again, that’s unpatriotic, I’ll vote for Trump
    3. This has gone on for a long time now, five years, and nothing has been proven. We know Trump’s a businessman, businessmen employ smart tax lawyers, so what’s new? I’ll vote for Trump.
    4. I don’t care, I’ve heard all that stuff before, we need to stand up to the Chinese and the rioters, looters and arsonists, I’ll vote for Trump.

    If there is such a thing as Compassion Fatigue occurring some time after a natural disaster, there may well be a thing such as Accusation Fatigue. Democratic National Congress beware!

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  42. Guest Who says:

    Wut?

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  43. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – The BBC are desperate

    The BBC are desperate for a Police Chief, a Mayor and, especially, a Government Minister to agree that there should be a Rule of Snitch in addition to the Rule of Sick. B’llleuuaghhh!

    Now why would you be so keen to have that rule, JustRemainIn Webb?

    Could it be that it would be something – The Rule of Snitch – that the BBC could oppose and use to pretend they, the BBC, are ‘on the side of the people’?

    And could it be that under a future Socialist government in the UK, the BBC would be happy to see The Rule of Snitch on the basis “Well, a Conservative Government did it first, what does it matter?” or that it could also be something used to support Licence Fee Tax enforcement?

    I wonder?

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  44. StewGreen says:

    Parliament bars count as “work canteens” so are exempt from 10pm closing & Covid registration rules.

    Taxi drivers & passengers both now have to wear masks
    .. cos they are strangers sharing the same space.

    Parliamentary cars are exempt from this rule, as they are classed as limousines.
    (That make some sense cos the driver would count as a workmate sharing the same space)

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  45. Dobyns says:

    StewGreen

    Surely you’ve not forgotten the First Commandment …

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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  46. StewGreen says:

    Perspective
    worldwide 1m have died WITH Covid
    But in an average year 56 million people die
    ..and 140 million people are born.

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  47. vlad says:

    Andrew Neil discussing his new GB News, the BBC, Rupert Murdoch’s proposed new channel News UK and more.

    Bonus: Kevin Maguire’s face, who doesn’t look happy at all amidst all the talk of rightward trends.

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    • Guest Who says:

      “it’s like… what’s left of our audience think our politics coverage is a bad joke…”

      “Does look iffy on the numbers; what can we do??”

      “Quick, get Owen Jones’ agent on the line…”

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Owen Jones is so politically blinkered that he has to explain the loss of those Northern England Labour seats in 2019 as being down to ‘old people’. He cannot imagine that young people would want to vote Conservative … or vote for Brexit.

        Believe it or not, Owen, that’s what some young people want, especially now.

        There is such a thing as a political pendulum. It swings both ways.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Vlad – worth a watch

      Useful to know it will be on freeview and won’t be a rolling news channel . Apparently there will be a series of distinctive anchor types including mr Neil doing the 8pm gig Monday to Thursday .

      Meanwhile Murdock might be putting another channel together – can only be good .

      Will there be a response to this by the BBC ? Doubt it eh ?

      We are winning .

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      • theleftwilleatitself says:

        I’d definitely watch GB News but how will you be able to watch it legally without a TV licence? 🤔

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    • StewGreen says:

      I’m not sure it’s Murdoch
      The Times said it’s funded by Discovery Networks.

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  48. Dobyns says:

    This puts the lie to wanting a “private life”.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Can’t wait for the Bubbly and Buttox shot.

      Preferably her.

      Not much in it.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      If you watch very carefully, ex-HRH Prince Harry is blinking in Morse code: “Help me, I am a prisoner.”

      Sorry mate, you made your bed, more fool you.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The backdrop will help the special forces extraction team crawling up a beach in LA ready to get the ex royal hostage out safely . Sadly he appears to be suffering from that syndrome where the hostage relates to the hostage taker .

      I’m sure the therapy the ex prince will get will cure him – such as – opening things – meeting people from the third world – doing hospital gigs and making nice with ‘veterans – the kind of thing said ex prince gave up for a shag .

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  49. Guest Who says:

    https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/about-ofcoms-research?

    Translation:

    OFCOM to BBC: ‘OK, no one is buying it any more, so stop citing ‘trust’ and transparency all the time for heaven’s sake when you keep bumping the staffing, pay and exempting it all from FOIs. Love to Emily, Lewis, Naga and Ash, BTW.

    OFCOM to the rest of the MSM: ‘we know none of you read this, so carry on’.

    OFCOM to public; ‘Only right wingers and Momentum read this so we get it about right by trying to please the latter ever more, and still no one buys it, so we need top rig things again.

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  50. JimS says:

    Just had an advertising flier through the door from McCarthy & Stone, builders of retirement apartments.

    As we all know old people are white and racist so M & C using a photograph of elderly lady of colour on the front cover doesn’t seem to be smartest move.

    P.S. only about 700 ‘POC’ came over with the Empire Windrush in 1948, so the target market can’t be that big.

       31 likes

    • Dobyns says:

      JimS

      The point in your PS is one to absorb, 700 people … 700.

      If one listens to the narrative being crammed down our throats by the bBc and other associated useful idiots, that number would be every Black in the country – including those who arrived well after the Windrush generation.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        700 might have come across, but how many large families and their offspring have they produced in the 70 years since ? Too many to bloody count !

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