Start the Week Thread 5 October 2020

The Liberal media continues to hope for President Trump to die – without saying it – otherwise than nods and winks – the absence of real concern or even false affection is striking . Bit of a week on the way ..

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  1. StewGreen says:

    11:30am More racebaiting from radio4 ?
    the life of Black activist Marcus Garvey
    OK chart any historical character, but I suspect it will be a whitewash.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born black nationalist and leader of the Pan- Africanism movement, which sought to unify and connect people of African descent worldwide.
      Marcus Garvey, the main driver behind the “Back to Africa movement”
      The movement was like a Black Zionist movement of sorts.
      he declared himself Provisional President of Africa.
      pledged to enact laws to ensure black racial purity.
      he never visited the continent.
      Marcus Garvey created a ship liner to transport black people back to Africa. When he sold shares in it.

      But at that time, including the period after the civil war, the USA particularly the South, needed cheap labor so Marcus Garvey was arrested & the movement died.

      his collaboration with white racists such as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to advance their shared interest in racial separatism—divided Garvey from other prominent African-American civil rights activists

      Garvey launched various businesses in the U.S., including the Negro Factories Corporation and Negro World newspaper. Then the Black Star Line
      In 1923 Garvey was convicted of mail fraud for selling the company’s stock and imprisoned in the United States Penitentiary Atlanta for nearly two years. Many commentators have argued that the trial was politically motivated; Garvey blamed Jewish people, claiming that they were prejudiced against him because of his links to the KKK
      in 1935 he relocated to London, where his anti-socialist stance distanced him from many of the city’s black activists. He died there in 1940,

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Has the bbc fact checked, or disinformed this yet?

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/10/reporter-on-hot-mic-after-docs-say-trump-is-improving-this-wasnt-as-fun-as-yesterday/?

    Maybe no need. Katty might confirm. Somberly.

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  3. digg says:

    Ever devious and slimy the BBC have a little fact-checker running today along the lines of “US election: Do you need Jesus to win the White House?”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/election-us-2020-54423496

    Its a bit of a convoluted tale but basically through the use of selected clips e.g. such as Old devout Christian ladies on the gun range, young polite non-Christians helping the homeless.

    The takeaway as the Yanks say is that the BBC seem to be a bit worried that a whole load of American Citizens see Trump as representing Christian Values and Biden not so much and this is likely to affect their votes and worrying the BBC….

    So the BBC set out to reveal that you don’t need to be an Actual Christian to have Christian values, you can for instance be Gay or left-wing or Marxist, or Communist maybe even Pagan….

    See where they are going with this now?

    The BBC wouldn’t know what Christian Values were if it bit them in the Ar*e!

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  4. StewGreen says:

    9am local radio news was surreal about Trump
    Main headline : The US president is playing down the risks of coronavirus again where he spent 3 days in hospital being treated for the disease”
    Trump clip “Don’t let it dominate your lives get out there, be careful we have the BEST medicines in the world”

    Newsreader ” DOCTORS SAY the President is still taking a medication, including a steroid normally reserved for THE MOST SERIOUSLY ill patients”
    …” on the balcony he “seemed* to be out of breath
    but went on to record a message where urged people not to be afraid of the virus
    ” ..I know there is a risk danger, but that’s OK
    Now I’m better, maybe I’m immune, I don’t know”

    N ” He’s also been criticized for taking his mask off as he entered WH”

    “Dr Zoe Norris says his comments & actions are not helpful ”
    clip
    “his experience is … cocktail of experimental drugs . large doses of treatments we wouldn’t normally use
    He doesn’t look well, he is clearly in some distress with his breathing
    That is not a man who is better”

    WTF Diagnosis by TV !
    More likely the doc is a Trump hater and a friend of the presenter.

    Why lead *local* news like that ?

    \\ coming up next “Diverse Learners” //
    (actually a dyslexia charity, but the racebaitey presenter probably just booked them on the title

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    • StewGreen says:

      summary
      Bizarre 9am LOCAL news opening item on @RadioHumberside
      ‘Local doctor diagnoses Trump via TV clip’
      ..”He seemed breathless on the balcony”

      How’s it #1 local news ?
      More likely the doc is a Trump hater
      & BBC team think Orange man bad
      & hate idea that Covid is mostly manageable.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Where there is a will there’s a way.

    Seems Boris is back in favour. Luckily down the line this confident prediction, and any other consequences not his problem, or those of current bbc boosters.

    Interestingly, and noting the ‘Triumph of the Will’ comment earlier (it was a bit OTT for anyone not American to stomach) leadership to inspire via will power is not a good thing elsewhere.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Barmy Boris and His Magic Wind Stalks
      .. what a pantomime !

      or more likely him and Starmer are the Kray twins running a racket to fund therir parties with Subsidy money diverted through wind corps.

      In real world maths
      #1 More wind = less mining taxes = tax granny more
      #2 More wind = more inefficient grid & more subsidised grid
      … putting up the price of everything granny pays for
      ..so less nurses on the ward etc.

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      • StewGreen says:

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        • JimS says:

          Can’t we build big hamster wheels that all those that used to work in entertainment, retail and ‘personal services’ can spend their working days walking in so as to generate electricity?

          They would still work even when there is no wind or sun.

          We could start by putting Gary Lineker, Owen Jones, Diane Abbott, David Lammy and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in one. After all we mustn’t exclude the BAMEs! Might also be used to house channel hoppers while their ‘refugee’ status is evaluated sometime never.

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          • Scroblene says:

            Great idea, and while they’re puffing out all that hot air, they can heat up a few hospitals at the same time!

            Job done, Jim!

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          It didn’t work for Scotland, it won’t work for us. Woke Boris is full of shit.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Burn that oil. I think I’m getting to despise red Tories even more that the socialist parties …..

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          • Roland Deschain says:

            Yes, at least the socialists admit who they are. The Tories stand on one platform then turn round and do the opposite. They’ll never get that chance with me again, regardless of who that might appear to let in.

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      • StewGreen says:

        pantomime
        With the magic unicorns that pay the SUBSIDIES to Evil Wind Corps
        who then divert some £m to fund the parties of the racketeer Gray Twins : Boris & Starmer

        Why would any pro-maths person invest in Britain under them ?

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    • StewGreen says:

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    • The Sage says:

      Let’s remember that the coldest winter days (and periods of highest demand) are usually dominated by high pressure over the UK and when there is almost no wind.
      The UK can build all the windmills it likes, but if the wind doesn’t blow then installed capacity is rendered meaningless.

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      • davylars says:

        I have been taking screenshots from https://gridwatch.co.uk/ GB Electricity National Grid Demand and Output per Production Type.

        I take a screen shot when renewables go below 20% , monitor it and take another screenshot every six hours until it gets above 20%
        For the last 12 months, and so far, I have gathered 130 images (when renewables get less than 20%) of which sometimes an anti-cyclone can last for two or more days.
        I intent to gather this data, and compile a dossier, complete with screenshots to send to Boris, BBC,s Roger, XR, and anyone else who Supports this madness…

        I Don’t expect any replies though…….

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  6. Rich says:

    Where do we start with this one?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8809509/BBC-failed-connect-white-working-class-audiences-says-diversity-tsar.html

    CCBGB as they say,

    “Used to be Auntie BBC now it’s just anti British”, “Defund the BBC”, ………

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  7. vlad says:

    A conservative Christian take on the troubles afflicting the US (and here).

    Hatred of country -> hatred of fatherhood -> hatred of masculinity.

    Snowflake warning: those who don’t like ol’ time religion, look away now.

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

      Vlad do you have your own blog? You have unearthed another interesting gem.

      ps I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says but many of the things he says certainly makes sense.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Good point on Boris vs Trump

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  9. StewGreen says:

    “oh anti maske, pushed 80 yo to his death after he told him to wear a mask”
    “An 80 year old man in West Seneca NY asked 65 year old Donald Lewinski to put on a mask. In response, Lewinski shoved Rocco Sapienza to the ground, the 80 year old hit his head, and died four days later”

    I don’t think the mask is important to the story
    80yo confronted a man
    instead of walking away the 65yo pushed him
    it was an unlucky fall
    the 80 yo died

    Moral people can die from falls so don’t push them, unless it’s self defence.

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  10. Scroblene says:

    This been referred to before, but why on earth does the NHS still bung any Covid victims in their hospitals, while the Nightingale hospitals stay empty?

    It’s well known that you’re more likely to get infected in a hospital, if not with Covid, then the squits or worse – especially for old people.

    The fiasco with chucking the elderly and at-risk folk into any old ‘nursing’ home at the start was disgraceful, especially as the government were buying space in Excel and other huge halls, and fitting them out to amazing standards, but they still remain empty! I bet the rent is piling up too, but of course it’s never mentioned!

    Here in Kent, we have a superb modern semi-private hospital, known as Benenden Hospital. If you are a civil serpent, or a public employee, you can get done there at the drop of a hat. I’ve been referred there for minor ops, and the place is just magnificent – and – to be fair to Pembury Hospital, they are also a fabulous lot of caring people. (I’ve never been a public employee, always had to work for a living, it’s just that you can get seen to there if there’s room).

    As history would have it, Benenden used to be known as Benenden Chest Hospital, where you were sent with real nasties like Scarlet Fever and Tuberculosis. The buildings back then were not much more than sheds, and well before my time, but the purpose was the same as we should have now, which is isolation and a sanatorium ethic.

    Of course, the BBC don’t have the sort of investigative people who could question this stance these days, they prefer to bugger around with idiotic ideas like ‘climate change’, Theta Grauniadbug and the Democrats fiddling the books to ‘win’ the US erection (sic).

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    Margaret Ferrier MP – still -formerly of the SNP – …. yesterday the guardian ran a piece on her saying she has been a victim of trial by media …. today it’s reported that whilst suffering from covid symptoms she went to church on the Sunday before coming to England to spread the infection at Westminster – via the trains . Tube . Taxi .

    Yet she is still an MP – refered to the police and parliamentary authorities – but not the judgement or honour to stand down .

    I’m surprised she hasn’t been caught standing outside Mr Cummings ‘home screeching about ‘resign’ —- or that the MSM has chosen to give her an easy time – as they do with all nationalists – apart from English of UK nationalists of course…

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  12. dafydd says:

    As i can no longer face watching the news on BBC, my only source of news is Sky.

    You think the BBC is awful, try Sky News, they are just as bad.

    This morning the presenter was interviewing Angela Rayner, it was unbelievable, he was prompting her to slag off the Government, almost guiding her what to say..

    I have now made a conscious effort not to watch the main stream News outlets.

    On a separate note, has anyone seen Angela Rayner being interviewed, unbelievable, comes across as thick as pig s–t.

    She must spend most of her spare time sat at home licking windows..!!!

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    • Scroblene says:

      Dafydd, it’s an unfortunate affliction we have to bear in Britain, but interviewers these days are just not up to it when investigating their guests, or even pandering to them! Their ‘skills’ are near enough non-existent.

      While I rarely ‘blow my own trumpet’, I could teach them a few things, which I had handed down by real, commercial experts in the field of networking.

      Networking was a bad word, disguising ‘touting for business’ back in the nineties. Everyone did the chat thing, especially estate agents, and some enlightened lawyers etc., but it ‘just wasn’t done’ publicly.

      Once real business development was acceptable, everyone was at it, especially the ladies, who were superb, because they looked the part as well!

      The main reason for the job was ‘to get business’. No ifs, no buts, just bring in the business! Get the clients, get the commission – get it all! (Just look at ‘MIPIM’, which was my stamping ground for many years, and the most furious of any networking/business development forum ever organised!

      But, getting back to the awful BBC or Sky, or any other failing bunch, they never actually bring in the business! The ‘journos’ like Sopel, or the autocue readers like Mishal are as thick as two short planks, and couldn’t elicit a response from anybody, because they are just not good enough! They never earn their wages, they just piddle around like the fat kids in the playground, and are never going to achieve anything! It’s as clear as the glass of white I have in front of me now!

      Far too much money is poured into awful ‘reporting’, and the BBC is the worst culprit for commercial ignorance.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Its interesting isn’t it, listening to how a question is asked, so that the correct response is given.

      Like, if you don’t want someone to join you for lunch, you say ….. “you didn’t want to come with us did you ?”

      Reporters/presenters when they go on a course – generally to learn how to waive their arms about, must be taught how to ask a leading question in order to get a negative answer.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Spot on, Brissles!

        Open questions elicit a response, not the sort of stuff biased BBC people do, just to satisfy their under-managers!

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    • 7Clubs says:

      Actually sometimes smart people portray themselves as stupid or are you just biased against a Manchester working class accent?
      Angela Rayner is well positioned to succeed KS as Labour leader and be PM one day.And given her background I would prefer her to your usual left wing academics,journalists and lawyers. Instead of leftish govts being run for the public sector professional middle class she might priortise young children and the deserving poor.
      If you think Sky News are biased against the govt then try ITV’s Good Morning Britain which the govt has refused to appear on for 161 days.Depressingly Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid are quite talented are putting the boot in (unlike Sky’s presenters)

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  13. digg says:

    The BBC having a pop at Trump (again) this time for appearing on a balcony and REMOVING his mask!

    Trump “Poses*” without mask on White House return.

    *note the trigger word “poses” a typical BBC ploy!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-54430926

    1. He was on his own…

    2. He was on an isolated balcony away from anyone…

    3. He was giving a speech…

    They even found a quote from an Iranian TV channel to say Trump delivered speech in his latest “unhygienic move” FFS.

    They are way below despicable!!!

    Like kids at the back of the class with pea-shooters…

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    • Van Helsing says:

      The Grauniad described his ‘performance’ on the balcony as deranged. Well, they’d be the experts on that.

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    • Scroblene says:

      I reckon that mentioning ‘Iran’ and ‘balcony’ in the same sentence is very, very worrying…

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Yeh as if Boris cares about Green and jobs
    … He’s smashing down the forest and destroying jobs for HS2
    that benefits only London

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    • Van Helsing says:

      Indeed, Stew.

      And then there’s the huge amount of money being ploughed into this ridiculous vanity project at a time when there is – and will continue to be – a pressing need for it to be spent on mitigating the economic effects of the Chinese virus.

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  15. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – a chill breeze blowing for the Beeboids?

    A group of high earners have written to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, urging him to cut their top rate of Income Tax, cut Stamp Duty so they can buy and sell for their Buy-to-Let Portfolios more cheaply, reduce their Corporation Tax if they use corporate vehicles, while keeping VAT at a relatively high rate for everyone else.

    No BBC people apparently among them although some of the group who want this ‘dash for growth’ (how well did they go in the past in the UK?) are sometimes or often on the BBC. https://order-order.com/2020/10/05/leading-figures-call-on-chancellor-to-go-for-growth/

    This morning Nick Robinson got to interview Rishi Sunak and didn’t mention the letter as I recall. But he did ask about taxation and increases in taxation to pay for the UK Pandemic Debt.

    He asked a lot of questions about tax.

    I wonder if the Beeboids on high incomes but working for a Corporation that is facing the possibility, nay probability, of a fall in income are starting to get worried. I was left with that impression.

    A salary cut from the D-G.

    A tax increase from the Chancellor.

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  16. s.trubble says:

    You would think, wouldn,t you that an operation titled “British Broadcasting Corporation, funded by the taxpayer would, on our behalf, demand why illegal migrants coming here are using our legal process to prevent their legal deportation?

    The fact that they would rather use a £300k p.a.stooge( Sopel) to concern us with reports that Mr Trump……….”appeared breathless” as he climbed the steps on his return to the White House.

    Tell you what leaves me breathless, the fact that point 1 is rarely mentioned by them in terms of legality and 2) that under the threat of imprisonment we are asked to pay through the nose for this cretin, Sopel.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      s.t, the Beeboids see it as a chance of continually increasing the number of households in the UK and therefore constantly increasing the income of the BBC.

      They are Blinded By the Cash.

      Notwithstanding the fact that the taxpayer (including the Beeboids still on PAYE) have to fund the illegals and their TV Licences and their Court cases and their deportation if they lose.

      They are still Blinded By the Cash.

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  17. digg says:

    BBC trying to being topical and diverse with their lunchtime drama about 2 Asian Doctors in a small Welsh village. This episode covers the struggle the Doctors are having with the ignorant locals who refuse to set up precautions against a virulent disease in the area. (Sound Familiar?) Yes we have all the masks, gown theatricals as a young white boy is brought in sick covered in spots and it turns out to be Smallpox…. I think this is set in either the 60’s or 70’s.

    Meanwhile back in the real World there was an isolated outbreak of smallpox in the North of England at that time but it transpired that it was brought into the UK by a young sick Pakistani girl being flow back to Heathrow whilst carrying the disease when the UK medical profession thought it was eradicated.

    She was of course treated in hospital by English doctors at the time so the BBC have a neat reversal of the facts going on.

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  18. The Mouse says:

    Taffman,
    “\\Manchester Arena Inquiry: Terror threat ‘not adequately assessed’//
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-54425116
    Have the Channel invaders been “adequately assessed”?”

    LESSONS WILL BE LEARN”T – WILL THEY SHITE – WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY ARE A BUNCH OF LIEING B*******DS AND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN ………………………… .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The Mouse
      Completely agree with your anger and thanks for the restraint .

      The report will concentrate on inept
      ‘Heroes ‘ and avoid examining the lass murdering muslim terrorists …

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      • taffman says:

        Is Priti reading these posts ?
        The Home Office is responsible for the ‘duty of care’ of the indigenous people of the Great Britain .

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  19. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – M R-D (Am not swearing in French, Fed – honestly)

    David Axelrod was on TWatO to play down, with the Montacuties help, President Trump’s chances of winning a second term in White House. Axelrod (strategist/Campaign Manager for Barak Obama) cited various Polls that had Joe Biden winning the November Election by a double digit+ score.

    I play the Mandy Rice-Davies card at that point and scoop the pool. Unfortunately, many listeners would not know Axelrod’s biases nor who Mandy Rice-Davies is.

    Now, David as a good Democrat and a good Election strategist, please remind me who you last advised on an election campaign and how well that went?

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

    The BBC nowadays produce a lot of video news stories. With a text article I can print it as a pdf file and save it (comes with the browser). I would like to do something similar for BBC news video or audio clips. I would be grateful for any suggestions as to how to do this – downloading copies of video or audio files from the BBC. An alternative, or in addition to this, is to have some sort of program to transcribe what is being said.

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  21. StewGreen says:

    The David Attenborough Netflix debunk thread
    “Nuclear energy bad”
    “Magic solar/wind have no extra costs”
    “All men bad, especially Orange Man,
    but Green men good”

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Summary of BBC local news
    “Green Man Good” .. “Orange Man Bad”
    After Boris’s speech, the newsreaders became fawning school girls
    For a change the first item was not “Local Labour MP says ” ..that got moved to #4
    and they dropped the “local doctor says Trump irresponsible ” item to #3 ..

    Newsreader “Windfarms could power every home in the UK by 2030
    Boris clip “.. your washing machine, your cooker, your heating, your plug-in electric vehicle
    – the whole lot of them will get their juice cleanly and without guilt from the breezes that blow around these islands.”

    #1 Presenter “Every home in the UK will be powered by electricity from Off Shore windfarms within a decade
    .. that’s GOOD NEWS for our region
    in Hull :Siemens/Gamesa making wind turbine blades
    In Grimsby docks : Orsted, world’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance centre
    just two of the big renewable industries in our area and the PM wants more of it”

    Boris ” by upgrading infrastructure in places like Teesside and Humber and Scotland and Wales
    we will increase an offshore wind capacity that is already the biggest in the world.”.
    … “As Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is to wind”

    Presenter “What’s the Reaction locally… ?”
    Clips : “reaction locally ” = the view of ONE guy from a biz body that supports wind biz

    Takeaway : “… quadruple the offshore wind capacity by 2030 and that could mean BIG THINGS for the Humber”

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  23. Doobster78 says:

    OK everyone ….get ready for the largest dose of irony that eclipses all previous irony records !!!

    The BBC have, wait for it, drum roll, a report from ……………

    Marianna Spring, who is the BBC’s

    “Specialist disinformation reporter”

    And guess what / who its about ??? Yep, you guessed right !!!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-54430926

    And even more belly laughs occur when you reach the bottom of the article , where is states …

    “Have you seen a post about Trump having coronavirus that you want us to investigate? Or other conspiracy theories about the pandemic circulating online? Get in touch: [email protected]

    WHO SAID THE BBC DON’T DO COMEDY ANYMORE !!!!

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  24. StewGreen says:

    New from Belfield : Look how Beeboids speak up after they leave

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    Mail has the best headline of the year for laughs

    ‘Boris remembers he’s a Tory ‘

    Yeah – right ….

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  26. fakenewswatcher says:

    Issue 1: Same as politicians. Only when they’ve left their post, do they speak up. Whittingdale re the bbc, for instance, comes to mind.

    Issue 2 – the House of Lords needs abolition, more even than the beeb, looking at the latest voting fiasco on the immigration bill. UNDEMOCRATIC!
    Eleven LimpDumb MPs, but HOW MANY packed into the Lords. Surely a joke!
    And as for its overall size, big enough to be a body representing the Chinese PR.

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  27. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I’ve had the tv and radio on for most of the day and there have been loads of interviews with various people all about the current Donald Trump situation.

    EVERY ONE of these interviews has been slagging him off.

    Goebbels grade propaganda, he would be so proud of them.
    Comical Ali grade rubbish.
    All sneering interviewers feeding questions designed to get a negative reply (although they didn’t need to as all the interviewee’s bar none were DT haters)
    I didn’t hear even one voice with anything positive to say about him. Not even a neutral voice.

    This is sky and bbbc.

    Considering he is democratically voted in as President by the majority of the USA voters it seems incredible that they cannot present even one positive view or have a DT supporter on.

    What a pile of crap all our media are.
    Anti Trump, anti Boris, anti Brexit, anti Farage.
    Pro eu, pro extreme climate bollox, pro mass immigration, pro blm, far left supporters.

    That’s our ‘neutral’ media for you.

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  28. Guest Who says:

    I often see efforts either side of the pond to equate Boris and Don, and to the exclusion of any other world leader.

    Beyond being inherently bonkers to attempt anyway, it is also fundamentally flawed.

    Both might seem superficially similar, being bombastic and with the ethical values of an alley cat, but that’s about it.

    Like all his recent predecessors, bar one, Boris wants to be loved, and loved most by his metro mates. He is also establishment to the core.

    Don could care less. He has achieved all he could need to outside the politico-media bubble, came in from outside, took them all on and won, and credibly does appear to have a streak of patriotic belief lacking in any of the swamp.

    He has a mission, and being liked is not in the frame. Oddly, in focussing on doing what needs doing, his core base appear on board more than ever.

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Not blonde.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Is the BBC News channel allowed to have any proper news on ?

    Item #1 “Look at us we are Climate Change heroes, we are going to make our red noses from non-plastic

    FFS plastic pollution is a “green issue”
    … but it is not a Climate Change issue
    They are two different topics.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    Next more non news
    “Here is a segment about a film on BBC Three documentary about Black students at Cambridge”

    “Now there only 137 in 3000 in this first years”
    ..FFS 3% of population is 30 in 1,000
    so there should be 90 to be proportional.

    “I had my feet on the train seat and someone shouted a nasty word at me
    .. that wouldn’t have happened to a white man”
    ..duh

    next item the funeral distancing jobswoth in Middlesbrough

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    • Dobyns says:

      StewGreen

      They’re being prepared for life as professional victims

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      • StewGreen says:

        Go to Cambridge and get a first in Professional Victimhood

        That is not MLK’s idea of racial equality.

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    • Deborah says:

      I have just watched the 6pm piece on black students at Cambridge. One young woman was in tears because a while man told her to take her feet off the seat whilst she was travelling on a train. She had decided it was because she was black. I have news for her, nobody should have their feet on train seats, whatever colour they are. I might also suggest that students at Cambridge should be bright enough to work out that it isn’t very nice for other passengers.

      And this young woman reported the man who had told her to move her feet to the transport police but she was in tears at being so wronged.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Has she been made a judge yet?

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      • Van Helsing says:

        She’s very lucky that the Transport plod didn’t charge her, as putting your feet on a train seat is apt to fall foul of the railway byelaws.

        In any event, it shows contempt for not only the property of others but also for the rights of other passengers. After all, someone else will sit on that seat (and, unwittingly, the filth deposited thereon by the shoes of the ignorant) at some point during the day.

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

          Van Helsing: “She’s very lucky that the Transport plod didn’t charge her, as putting your feet on a train seat is apt to fall foul of the railway byelaws.

          Yea, well then that would have been ‘systemic racism’ for you.

          ps. this grievance malarcky is easy but also extremely stupid, but then anyone who questions it is shouted down as being racist.

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    • Zelazek says:

      Just saw that on the news. That wasn’t a news report. It was blatant propaganda. The editor should have thrown it back in that black reporter’s face. If you’ve got your feet up on the seat in the train, you’re going to get looks of disgust, no matter who you are. It’s not racism. And then both the unprofessional reporter and the dishonest supposed victim of racism shedding tears together. Revolting on every level. Get this crap off my news!

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      What the BBC and MSM need to do more of, is what Stew did above:

      “… 3% of population is 30 in 1,000
      so there should be 90 [Black students in Cambridge Univ] to be proportional …”

      Simple, empirical analysis instead of “hurt feelings”.

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      • JimS says:

        And half the students should be below average intelligence?

        ‘Equality’ is a strange mistress.

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  32. StewGreen says:

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  33. Doobster78 says:

    Keep going Mr President Sir . Imagine Sopel when he reads this tweet.

    He will be seething 😀

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  34. Guest Who says:

    Whenever you hear AN is the best there is, remember in media bubble world, all is relative.

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    • Guest Who says:

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Im surprised that Mr Neill would waste his time on polls . Wherent theyvdiscredited last time and the time before and the time before that .
        I understand that Mr Neill spends most time in France so his awareness of how america -real america – is thinking – is as reliable as anyone else .

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        • taffman says:

          Do they actually believe that the opinion polls effect the results ?
          They are just ‘whistling in the dark’.

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

            There are many reasons to suggest that Joe Biden – Kamala Harris will be the next POTUS pairing. Trump had to win the first presidential debate and he didn’t. Trump had to make this presidential election about policy but for whatever reason it has become all about Trump and his behavior.

            We have to start considering what affect a Biden – Harris presidency will have for US – British relationships as well as other international relationships.

            In 2016 Trump faced Hilary Clinton and Hilary Clinton was not liked by many. Joe Biden on the other hand is generally seen as a likeable person. The issue with him is his age, his policies and his running mate. However the focus of this election has been on Trump and his behavior.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            The MSM seems to suffer from amnesia when it chooses – how many elections have ‘confounded ‘ the polls in recent years ?
            Yet when the polls support their own views they believe them

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      • Dave S says:

        LIke all of them Neil is no fan of the president. Too common by half.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    What are watching between 10 and 11
    ..black, black, double black, or double black , double black?

    BBC1 10:45pm That weird Date someone in front of partner prog

    BBC2 10pm Romesh Ranganation repeat

    BBC4 10pm “BBC Arts – Inside Cinema, Black History Month, Ava DuVernay”
    BBC4 10:30pm Reggie Yates : Hollywood TV shows made by African American

    ITV 9-10pm Blacks at School
    ITV 10:45pm Black History panel show

    Channel4 9:30pm -10:30pm Married at first sight : black presenters
    Channel4 11:30pm Black parents talk to their children about racism.

    Paul-Brunson.jpg

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    • fakenewswatcher says:

      The great and wonderful enhaychess is no longer free at the point of need to everyone. There was a lady on TV tonight who was refused a breast cancer screening she was due for ‘because of the pandemic’, but also because she was 75.
      Long ago predictable, we are now seeing ageism taking off in reality. They’re going to start rationing, and it’s the elderly who are going to take the hit.
      So, whereas the obsession with ‘racism’ has reached fever-pitch, discrimination because of age seems to be becoming acceptable? I wonder whether there are grounds here for legal action?
      If only to nip this trend in the bud…

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      • The WestWyvern says:

        Fake, I can only speak from personal experience. I finally have a consultation with an orthodontist this week. Referred by my dentist November last year. Just shy of one year wait. Second issue for sciatic leg/back procedure, maybe Oct/Nov this year, once the new surgeon is in post (code for work visa to be sorted) I suspect. Current wait 8 months since issues began. The NHS is broke beyond repair and if I hear another mithering idiot on the BBC defending it…….

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  36. Fedup2 says:

    This isnt about the BBC

    Its about the government. The Guardian reports that the red tories are to set up a ‘task force ‘ to examine what changes can be made for people arriving from overseas .

    It will start work in November . There is no likekihood of changes to the house arrest regime .

    They love “task forces “ – they seem to think that we will ignore the chaos and dumb decisions they make – 10 pm rule 6 rule – restaurant nonsense subsidies – third world testing – crap apps – crap track and trace – allowing the NHS to hibernate –
    and borrowing insane amounts of money to put off the coming recession- with or without an EU deal …..

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  37. Jeff says:

    Well, I loaned my vote to the “Conservatives” last time, but never again…
    We’re not even a year into this pathetic parliament and already it’s the most abject, half-baked shambles I’ve ever witnessed.

    No one would wish the problems of the virus on their worst enemy, but Boris has elected to listen to the Chuckle Brothers and ignore those equally qualified who urge a much more pragmatic strategy. It’s been a disaster. We’re no closer to finding a way out of this. All we’re in for are a series of pointless lockdowns.

    He’s absolutely strangled the economy. We’re over two trillion in debt! A million screenings for breast cancer have been missed. God only knows how many more will die of heart disease, cancer and suicide thanks to this bungling half-wit.

    And today we were given his big conference speech. If I’d wanted Carolyn Lucas to run the country I’d have bloody well voted for her. I didn’t and nor did many others. Wind energy is an indulgent fantasy. The Guardianistas will love it. Even Greta will crack a smile, but the adults won’t We need grown up solutions for the economic and cultural catastrophe that Johnson has caused. Not bloody pipe dreams.

    I’ve lost all faith in our politicians. I never had any in the media.
    And as for Johnson and Hancock…
    We’d be better off with Laurel and Hardy.

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

      Boris Johnson studied Classics at Oxford, was elected President of the Oxford Union. Then he became the Brussels correspondent and later a political columnist for The Daily Telegraph, was editor of The Spectator magazine from 1999 to 2005. Was elected MP for Henley in 2001 …

      So basically he is good at talking, writing, spinning, and managing other people.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      The guy is a fool. May be educated in the classics but is actual thick as mince.

      Still all the bluster and hot air he generates can be used to power the bloody wind farms the idiot thinks is going to run my gas hobb over the coming years. So to speak💨🌦

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  38. fakenewswatcher says:

    The polls in the US are going to provide for endless amusement. The MSM are determined to down the President at all costs, and ‘the polls’ will become the weapon of choice.
    Of course, The Donald could lose; we are talking about a nation that twice elected Obama. (Not to mention sleazy Bill) But we have to take the CNNs and BBCs of this world with a large dose of salt. Steve Turley refers to CNN as ‘unhinged’ in his latest vid and having their biggest humiliation. In it, Chris Fredo Cuomo says ‘the virus is the truth’.
    The party’s going to get rough. I hope the bruiser in the WH stays fit enough to take on all comers. A few bloody MSM noses would be the most amusing of all.

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  39. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC
    Today is the 35th . 35th anniversary of the murder of PC keith Blakelock – stabbed to death by black gangsters in Tottenham. I hope Lammy can stay silent over it – since he only cares about his own race .

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    • Doobster78 says:

      T’other way round and you can’t keep Lammy quiet !!!!!

      Even when it’s a career criminal in the USA .

      Strange hey !!!

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  40. StewGreen says:

    All Creatures just starting

    “It’s the final episode (though there will be a Christmas special)
    and rookie vet James Herriot is getting on famously with the locals in Darrowby and the Yorkshire Dales. They even bring him pies for a job well done.
    But Trouble at bull.

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  41. The WestWyvern says:

    Wireless BBC Radio2 news at 21.00 ran a sound bite from former HMG advisor Prof Ferguson who touted the idea of second lockdown and the like. To protect the NHS as COVID admissions were doubling, or something like that.
    I thought this clown had been discredited following his transgressions during the first lockdown?? Still I guess if the scum BBC can find an useful idiot to promote their project fear then all good….

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  42. The WestWyvern says:

    Not Beeb, but it’s getting almost impossible to post on this site if you have an iPad, it appears.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      West
      I disagree – I have a big iPad Pro with the screen coming off and I have no diffficltee writinggg. Possstss ……

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      • The WestWyvern says:

        Haha, I’ve oft been told I need a bigger one…..

        In fact I’m using a smaller one now. No good for the eyesight but better for the Blood Pressure as at least it works👍

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  43. Eddy Booth says:

    My firm may fold because I can’t get a bounce back loan’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-54424686
    “Quitting his IT job two years ago to start a beer tour business was a dream for Mike Hampshire ”

    More proof I’m living in a different universe to the BBC stars… What the heck is a beer tour?

    Story about some bloke whose been living off government Covid support scheme benefits and now wants a loan to prevent him having to get a job ..

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  44. StewGreen says:

    Locals news said there had been 234 deaths in a week
    that’s 35 per day
    That’s not terrible

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  45. The WestWyvern says:

    Eddie Van Halen dead. The C word mentioned. But cancer sadly this time.

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  46. StewGreen says:

    There is the real world
    and there is the narratives the media give us.
    “SKY News is spreading blatant misinformation this afternoon. For the record “A third of Britain’s energy does NOT come from wind power”
    quick video

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  47. taffman says:

    “Paris Opera considers blackface ban after staff campaign”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54427042
    Do we in the UK actually care ?

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

      The BBC care and they are filled with narcissists.

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Not directly BBC – but after the VP debate – which I’m sure was at the channel 5 level of audience – what the current state of the election really is .

    The Americans have an America first President who is rough around the edges but is a fighter – I reckon they will give him the nod in less than 30 days time . I’ve put £20 on him and will splash out a further £20 .

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  49. Darcy3 says:

    BBC ? a bit like the latest muslim paedo rape gang today ?

    Andrew Neil points to latest Nicola Sturgeon revelations as ‘career destroying’
    ANDREW NEIL has cast doubt over the future of Nicola Sturgeon’s political career after details emerged of the SNP leader’s handling of complaints against former First Minister Alex Salmond.

    Responding to the inquiry, veteran broadcaster, Andrew Neil wrote on Twitter: “These revelations, if they were about a prime minister, would be potentially career destroying.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1345305/Andrew-neil-Nicola-sturgeon-alex-salmond-inquiry-snp-latest

    “London media would make it so. So the spotlight now falls on Scotland’s media: are they fans with laptops or a proper independent media prepared to hold Ms Sturgeon et al to account.”

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  50. Darcy3 says:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8819951/Redditch-Seven-men-20s-charged-child-sex-offences-against-nine-girls-16.html

    Seven men in their 20s are charged with child sex offences against nine girls aged between 12 and 16 years old in Worcestershire town of Redditch

    tumbleweed at the bbc again… I wonder why ???

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