Weekend Thread 24 October 2020

How will the Far Left Biased anti British BBC prepare for the US Election in 10 days time ? Will any Trump supporter get to speak ? Will anyone question whether Biden is corrupt or mentally fit for office? Let us see?

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365 Responses to Weekend Thread 24 October 2020

  1. Sluff says:

    The main reason the Free School Meals issue is such a ‘scandal’……………….is that the Far Left Labour-friendly BBC and its woke fellow travellers……………..have decided that it is.
    And its simple single issue nature attracts the gullible who they deliberately target.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, agreed. It was a foolish mess that Bojo has walked in to. One of the rules for PM’s is ‘Choose your battles carefully.’. Another is: ‘Ensure as far as possible that they are battles that you can win.’.


  2. StewGreen says:

    Standby for SAS Chinooks to ferry Nigerian stowaways to their 4 star hotels
    Strangely they didn’t try to get off when the ship docked in France.


  3. Doobster78 says:

    Not fact checked but likely correct !!!! Lol



  4. taffman says:

    “The chief negotiators for the UK and EU will continue post-Brexit trade talks in London until Wednesday, says No 10.”
    Looks like Boris may go down as the worse PM in British History ?


  5. pugnazious says:

    Fraser Nelson in The Spectator points out some uncomfortable facts for the lockdown lobby….including the BBC which happily spun all three of these claims now challenged by Nelson and others….


    ‘1. The idea of the virus was surging until lockdown is a theory, popular at the time – but hard, now, to reconcile with hospital numbers. Covid deaths peaked on 8 April, so 16 days after lockdown. We now know the infection-to-death timescale is closer to four weeks than two weeks. This points to fatal infections peaking some time before lockdown. So Covid cases were probably falling fast – not rising – by lockdown.

    2. Hospital patients discharged to care homes. The Sunday Times also looks at hospital patients being discharged early and sent to care homes without a Covid test. Did they then spread the virus? It’s a plausible theory. NHS decks were certainly cleared, 30,000 beds were emptied. But dig deeper and the theory collapses.
    If NHS discharges were a major driver of Covid in care homes, the UK’s share of care home deaths – at 45pc – would be an outlier compared to other countries. Instead, our ratio is standard for Europe. And lower than Canada (80pc) and Spain (63pc). Studies have found a link between Covid infections and care homes who use agency staff who work in several locations.

    3. Was the NHS ever deluged? Every winter, some wards in some hospitals will be overrun – and the Sunday Times story gives some chilling stories of things going badly wrong, as you’d expect in a system that treats millions of patients a year. But the NHS as a whole? Every day, the NHS Covid dashboard reported how many beds and ventilators were occupied by Covid patients. This data is not made public (a mistake, in my view) but the Health Service Journal quoted regularly from it during the pandemic.

    The peak Covid day was 12 April, with 17,152 inpatients. The next day, the Health Service Journal broke the story of NHS capacity.

    “Figures from the national NHS operational dashboard, seen by HSJ, show that 40.9 per cent of NHS general acute beds were unoccupied as of the weekend — 37,500 of the total 91,600 relevant beds recorded in the data. That is 4,500 more than the 33,000 the NHS said had been freed up on 27 March, and nearly four times the normal amount of free acute beds at this time of year.”

    Overall, there was always plenty of NHS capacity. Extraordinary amounts, under the circumstances.

    The real problem is with non-Covid patients who were untreated, to the extent that NHS beds lay almost half-empty during the pandemic. What happened to the people who would otherwise have been on these beds? What’s happening to them now? This is a scandal that deserves a lot more attention. ‘


  6. Fedup2 says:

    For those who saw it – there was footage of a man climbing onto a church and pulling down the cross …..

    Well here is the follow up from the local paper in NE Londonistan ….

    “…..A 19-year-old man is due in court tomorrow charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage.

    Yussef Alwali, of Basildon, was arrested and charged today following an incident at Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in Romford on Sunday afternoon.

    Barking and Dagenham Police said in a Twitter message: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media of a male causing damage to a religious premises on High Road, Chadwell Heath…….”

    You will notice that Mr Alwali is a ‘local man ‘….

    The MSM will not report this case – I will keep an eye on what happens – the report says he is in custody so no single tickets to an already Islamic country yet …..


  7. digg says:

    Free School meals thingy going into bizarre territory now..


    BBC…. it’s not working and give it up you clods!


  8. Fedup2 says:

    Here’s a trick question –

    What do you get if you have non existent border control
    An inept government
    A corrupt border force
    An MSM which looks the other way ?
    Free hotel
    Free food
    Free Wi-fi
    Free benefits
    Free health care ?

    Answer –
    Attempted hi jacking
    Rising violence
    Rising numbers of criminals
    Our country becoming an even bigger joke .


    • taffman says:

      Answer: A lot of embarrassed Tory MPs afraid of losing their jobs queueing up to have a word in BoJo’s shell-like ear .


    • pugnazious says:

      Same with Stanstead…Afghan hijackers all allowed to stay here. Ask anyone on the street and they would say send ’em back. I suggest we rehome them with anyone at the BBC who advocates open borders and ‘asylum’ for absolutely anyone genuine or not. They want them they can have them….save a life…then you’re responsible for it…and can pay for it and their family when they all come over for the reunion.


  9. tomo says:

    Some simplistic arithmetic



    £218,740 each

    – nearly twice the ratio for the NHS
    – getting close to the armed forces

    are my sums correct(-ish)?


  10. pugnazious says:

    When Trump back in July suggested that he thought they might get a vaccine by Christmas he was widely mocked….not least by our favourite broadcaster. Of course there were the obvious caveats….

    ‘Alex Azar, the US health secretary, said it “would, of course, have to be safe and effective” and approved by the Food and Drug Administration.’

    Guess he might be right according to Fauci today…

    ‘Dr Anthony Fauci says a Covid-19 vaccine could be available in the United States before the end of the year if proved to be “safe and effective”.’

    Funny old world…Trump stopped flights from China in January and they called him racist and the Dems said he was over-reacting, he stopped travel from Europe and he was called a racist who was over-reacting…only for EU countries to then decide to close their borders…..he stated he hoped to get a vaccine by Christmas and was ridiculed…and yet…..even his chief medical officer makes the same claim…subject to the same caveats.

    And let’s not forget that WHO said in February…that’s after January for anyone from the BBC reading this….

    ‘We reiterate our call to all countries not to impose restrictions that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. Such restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.’

    When Trump said this….

    ‘At a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Trump said: “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away. I hope that’s true.’

    Again widely mocked…and yet we know that by April 8 cases were falling rapidly.

    Early March WHO praised ‘the U.S. for taking “the right approach.’

    If the media were more honest about what Trump has done instead of peddlng the Dems’ line about disaster [the BBC tells us the US has the worst death rate when clearly not so] people might have a better understanding of how ‘America’ reacted to the pandemic….and people have to remember Trump was all the time being advised by his scientific and medical experts…his statements were merely echoes of what they told him….so if wrong, or right, it was down to them….but the BBC doesn’t want to admit that…for instance the ‘inject bleach’ claim….BBC presenters still claim this is what he said….no, obviously having been told by the experts they were lookng into such treatments, he made the statement….that such treatments should be explored…he did not say ‘go out and inject yourself with bleach to cure covid19’.


    • StewGreen says:

      If Trump does lose the election
      will thousands of BBC staff lose their jobs in the “Stirring Hate of Trump” Dept ?
      Or will they be redeployed to the “Stirring Hate of Brexit” or “Stirring Hate of Tories ” Depts ?
      Or maybe redeployed to the campaigning for BLM and Global warming depts


  11. G.W.F. says:

    Seven stowaways detained when tanker is boarded by UK special forces near the Isle of Wight.

    I am sure they will be brought to Blighty.

    Mrs Patel tweeted she was “thankful for the quick and decisive action of our police and armed forces who were able to bring this situation under control, guaranteeing the safety of all those on board”.

    The culprits surrendered when they were shown brochures from luxury hotels in the UK and were invited to choose the most suitable one.



    • BRISSLES says:

      One bleedin’ heart journo, said ‘they were in hiding for 3 weeks (?) and were probably frightened and hungry when they were discovered by the crew’. You’d cry if it wasn’t so laughable.

      Its only the media that comes out with this guff.

      Like the nonsensical debacle of ‘starving’ kids and poverty, its only stoked up by the liberal media. People on the street – apart from those interviewed who daren’t say anything different – couldnt care less.


  12. Eddy Booth says:

    Frank Bough, one of the most familiar faces on BBC television from the 1960s to 1980s, has died aged 87.
    “But he was sacked by the BBC in 1988 after tabloid revelations about cocaine and call girls.
    The story came as a particular shock, given Bough’s hitherto clean-cut family-man image.”

    Sacked by the BBC during peak Jimmy Savile…


  13. StewGreen says:

    They are NOT Free school meals
    … They are “tax payer funded” school meals


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      You cannot expect the thoroughly dishonest beeb to spell that out.
      They have spent weeks building up Marcus Rashford to be their hero and to promote ‘free’ school meals.
      Lat nite they were actualy saying ‘meet with Marcus’ is the next stage of their campaign. They want Boris to be forced to sit opposite Marcus to be told what to do.
      An unelected footballer has it over the elected Prime Minister of the Nation.
      It seems few have caught onto this devious but relentless game.
      I am now convinced the Hillary C slogan is the only appropriate one for the bbc: ‘lock them up’. They are trying to built up momentum for a coup, having noticed Tory traitors about like flies around pig s…t.
      Is BoJo going to be so thick as to allow beeb/The Mirror the bully him into a meeting with the Great Rashford?


      • Guest Who says:

        If they do cave, it will be fascinating who accompanies Marcus Aurelius Dickus, and if he speaks without a Greta-style minder ready to ‘assist’.


  14. fakenewswatcher says:

    Toady on R4 opened up with two or three anti government salvos: on ‘leftie lawyers’ and ‘free school meals’.
    The lefty lawyers undermine the immigration system, cost taxpayers millions, but are hyped up by virtue-signalling beeb as just and honourable men.
    In the absence of their beloved ‘Labour’, beeb have clearly decided to take matters into their own hands, and challenge government directly.
    They are going to use Rashford as their battering ram.
    Beeb are so nauseatingly transparent, they take us deplorables for fools.
    Time to push back. Rashford may mean well, but politically, he is a nonentity.
    I don’t care if beeb have wasted a fortune of licence-fee payers money building him up.


  15. Darcy3 says:

    I have a suggestion, why does Mr Rashord not recruit his fellow footballists into cooking food for kids, we could make a telly programme out of it

    I am lead to believe they already spend most of their leisure time spit roasting and rubbing meat


  16. fakenewswatcher says:

    Darcy3 – And will he be putting up any of his own fortune to fund meals. Talk is cheap. He needs to put his money where his mouth is!


  17. Darcy3 says:

    Well, I understand that many of his fellow footballists are so poor that they are sharing beds with up to 4 women

    people talk about Oliver Twist, but if Charles Dickens knew about this happening in modern day Britain he would turn in his grave