574 Responses to Midweek Thread 11 November 2020

  1. digg says:

    From what we know already of “Joe’s” plans it’s pretty clear where he is getting his orders from.

    If you consider….

    1. Global warming will become an all-of-government agenda.

    2. The USA will again support the UN and WHO.

    3. The legal wall against migration to the USA is to be removed.

    4. Negotiations will commence with far left and Marxist organisations.

    These policies will cement the USA as a key driver of Globalist World-wide ambitions.

    I firmly believe the Democrats are already supported and funded by the mega-dollars of the Globalists such as Soros as are much of the US press and media.

    This is thoroughly worked out plan and will result in the destruction of the USA as a balance against Globalism.

    It is predicted that if the Democrats get in and their plans for instance over migration are put in place, the USA will absorb many, many millions of incoming migrants in the next 4 years and these will be from all over the World not just South America. No doubt the idea is that they are importing Democratic voters for the future to create a society where the only possible Government is what we are for the time being calling Democrat.

    I see only two outcomes that could possibly frustrate this.

    1. Fraud is revealed on such a scale that the presidency has to be handed to Trump.

    2. The US economy tanks so badly during a Democrat regime that the population rise against it and throw it out.

    Finally, don’t expect any of these possibilities being given air-time on the BBC.

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  2. taffman says:

    “Lee Cain: Top Boris Johnson aide quits amid infighting at No 10”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54907188

    When is BoJo quitting ?
    When are we going WTO rules?

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Taff.
      Bojo quitting?

      No need, Marcus and Carrie appear to be calling the shots now.

      All bojo does is keep moving the date when the very last eu discussions must be completed by or we leave with no deal.

      That suits Carrie so she lets him keep on issuing final dates.

      As for covid, the chuckle brothers are telling him what to do (he calls it “being guided by the science”)
      He has no meaningful input.

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    • digg says:

      I’m pretty certain that this circus is simply a side-show whipped up by the press using a few disgruntled Tories to try to substantiate the issue.

      The lefty press realise that time is running out to try to upend Brexit and I see this as desperation, they believe that if they can start a ball rolling it will garner momentum and force Boris to start backing down to the EU for instance.

      Hence all the press coincidental warnings about a possible antagonistic USA under a new President.

      It’s the same old game, run the story you want people to hear, polishing it as much as possible.

      They obviously want Cummings to be a fall guy in this as they hate him for his Brexit tenacity which is why they tried so hard to crash him over the “Drive to Yorkshire” non-story.

      On the other hand I cannot understand why Boris hasn’t come out fighting and rubbished this fairy tale before it gets any further traction. I also hope he is noting the names of the disaffected Tory snakes who are standing to one side with vague unsubstantiated comments.

      Just remember that Cummings stuck to his guns which made enemies not only on the left but amongst some Tories with noses out of joint. Remember the Civil Service guy who eventually quit?

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  3. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    About 20 years ago I would have had absolutely no problem with having a vaccine recommended by the government.
    Now, I see that just over 50% of the population will have this vaccine.

    The reason (in my opinion) is that people do not trust the government any more.
    All we seem to get now is lies, biased news, various agendas being pushed, figures manipulated to make themselves look good or to frighten people into obeying them.

    Same with the bbbc, last century we believed them but now they have been completely taken over by the far left, the woke, the pc and the rest of them.

    They (bbbc/government/msm) have only themselves to blame for nobody believing them any more.
    Look at the USA election. We are still being told there is no evidence of fraud yet I think everybody on here must have read tens or hundreds of serious examples of vote rigging, vote dumping, dead people registering to vote and then voting, msm games such as calling the vote for dems, the polls, rigged computer program (dominion or something like that) and loads of other examples too many to list yet…tumbleweed.

    So then, as I started off saying, I now have serious doubts about a vaccine BECAUSE the government recommend it.

    What a sorry state our ‘elite’ have turned our green and pleasant land into.
    What a mess they’ve made of everything.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I agree. The MSM have gone all in on there being no voter fraud. If and (I hope) when President Trump makes his case and is shown to be the legal winner, the MSM (and PM Bozo) will be left looking like utter fools. Any authority they had will drain away, never to return.

      I can’t wait for it to happen!

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        Be most hilarious, it the Republicans won states back nice and slowly. Until the horrifying realisation that the President elect isn’t..

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      What a sorry state our ‘elite’ have turned our green and pleasant land into. What a mess they’ve made of everything.
      And if we didn’t know better, we could be forgiven for thinking that much of it was intentional…

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  4. Eddy Booth says:

    Just listened to few minutes of radio 4.
    A lady caller needs both hips replacing, but operations never happened “due to covid”
    No! due to government’s / NHS’s pathetic overreaction to covid.
    Then she does the obligatory virtue signalling about how nice they were at the NHS and she’s not blaming them etc etc.

    OFF.

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  5. Foscari says:

    I wont be watching “Strictly come dancing” anymore.
    Without Nicola Adams and her partner Katya Jones not
    dancing anymore because of the Chinese virus . The
    entertainment is not diverse enough for me.

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    • Deborah says:

      I suspect that the BBC had Nicola in line to win but realised she just wasn’t good enough and have found their let out clause. Mind, I am suggesting this from a distance as I gave up on woke Strictly a couple of years ago. I did watch one of Nicola’s dance today on YouTube and thought her a bit heavy footed.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    No matter the relative competencies of the current admin, this seems an extraordinary way to post ‘news’ on any platform.

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  7. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Here’s a genuine question.

    This vaccine is 90% effective we are told.

    Does that mean for every 100 that die now, only 10 will die once we’ve been vaccinated.
    Does it mean that if we had this virus at the start would ‘only’ 5,000 be dead ‘with’ covid instead of 50,000

    Roughly speaking, we’ve had about 1.3 million cases in the UK with 50,000 deaths.
    That works out at 4 deaths per hundred cases or 96% not dying.
    So does the vaccine mean 0.4% will die instead of 4%

    Anyone with their thoughts on this 90% number we are given?

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    • Sluff says:

      Emm.
      Actually they’ve been quite coy about what the 90% means but my take, based on the double blind trial is that only 10% of those statistically expected to catch coronavirus (as per the placebo group) actually caught it in the vaccinated group.

      The death rates of course are a stage away and relate to the vulnerability of those catching the virus ( age, pre-existing conditions) and hence those chosen for vaccination, as well as things like received viral load level.

      PS the same sex Strictly Come Dancing couple are out. The professional dancer has tested positive.
      The BBC could do us all a service by explaining how exactly she caught it, given they were supposed to be living in isolated bubbles as a condition of their contract. This would be more of a public service than just the glossy sadness that the gay storyline has to come to a ‘premature’ end.

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    • infoquest says:

      There are two types of vaccine commonly used. The one we are most familiar with is an injection of tiny bit of the nasty stuff, so small that we shouldn’t get ill, but enough for our bodies to fight back and keep us safe.
      This new one is one of the other type of vaccines. The four front runners in the development of the magic pill (sorry, vaccine) are all going for suppressors – something that will put a lid on symptoms.
      What the ‘90%’ actually means hasn’t truly been disclosed, nor has it been peer reviewed, yet, which has upset a lot of people in the drugs industry.

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    • Kaiser says:

      well as the new type of test used in liverpool finds only 0.25% infected and the infection rate has suddenly tumbled

      maybe we should all get that instead

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    • StewGreen says:

      @EG
      Their simplistic narrative “90% of the population will get vaccinated therefore you’ll get limited time herd immunity”

      – Yeadon’s universe “most of us are already resistant naturally
      lets say only 30%
      .. add in the people who are now resistant cos they had it
      So you don’t need to immunise that many to get a herd where the spread chain keeps hitting dead ends”

      There are caveats ..like you can’t vaccinate pregnant women, maybe young kids, but they have natural resistance anyway.
      I wonder if some health categories also cannot be vaccinated.

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  8. Doobster78 says:

    Keep at em Mr President !!!!

    LOVELY stuff !!!!

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    • vlad says:

      Meanwhile the beeb ignores the growing mountain of evidence of election fraud and pretends all is well, Beijing Biden is on track for the Presidency. It’s a fait accompli. A done deal.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election/us2020

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    • StewGreen says:

      Still Twitter games there
      I open that in Twitter
      Underneath Twitter serves up sneer Tweets from haters , that don’t have many likes.
      Then when I open the replies , it’s the same
      Yet deeper down I see tweets that support Trump that have tens of thousands of Likes.

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    • Quiteannoyed says:

      It’s happening. What a legend! Four more years! 🇬🇧🇺🇸

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  9. Zelazek says:

    Something weird is going on with the repetition of the “no evidence of voter fraud” mantra. On last night’s Moral Maze, Matthew Taylor, usually the most laid-back of inquisitors, just about had kittens with one witness who was saying that irregularities should be investigated. Since there is plenty of evidence – 234 pages of sworn affidavits of observed voter fraud in the state of Michigan alone – it seems very odd that even supposedly intelligent progressives like Taylor on obscure programmes like The Moral Maze are getting so furiously animated in their denials.

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    • vlad says:

      It’s not called Trump Derangement Syndrome for nothing.

      It’s a madness, a psychosis.*

      (* Psychosis is a condition that affects the way your brain processes information. It causes you to lose touch with reality. You might see, hear, or believe things that aren’t real — https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/what-is-psychosis#1)

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    • StewGreen says:

      I like the way they scream
      “there is ZERO evidence of any fraud”
      ..yet then say “Trump is doing a coup”

      “Can’t tell from this which side you’re on Matthew. ;)”

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      • StewGreen says:

        Also strange that when I look up that woman
        @Biz_Shrink Dr. Jan Halper-Hayes
        She as ever is an anti-Trumper who she didn’t vote for him last time around.

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      • JimS says:

        “Can’t tell from this which side you’re on Matthew. ;)”

        True of most tweets, especially re-tweets?

        Do they do it to show agreement or to say “look, what an idiot!”?

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    • StewGreen says:

      BenPile wrote a thread about this weeks Moral Maze

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    • JimS says:

      It is pretty damn frustrating when you just know that they must have had the memo from George Soros yet they couldn’t have actually read it!

      “It’s Monday the third of November and here is the news. Joe Biden is the new US president, after a landslide victory in which he won all fifty states.”

      [cough]

      “Sorry, I seem to have got my papers out of order”.

      “The overnight Covid-19 death count has through the roof, said Sir Kier Starmer…”

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  10. vlad says:

    Alex Belfield puts the boot into Queerly Come Dancing.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Im gutted about ‘strictly’ – i hope there is a ‘help ‘ or ‘action’ line for the many would will be affected by this tragedy .

      What is strictly?
      Who were these people?

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      • vlad says:

        I’m proud to say I have no idea, nor wish to. But apparently the story is damaging to the BBC, which is good enough for me.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Vlad
          I used to watch millionaire and breeze a lot of the questions – then the Corrie or east Enders question came along and I knew I’d fail because I didn’t know Elsie Tanner was dead or who doc Cotten was ….

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      • Banania says:

        High Court Judge: What is a saxophone.

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  11. Eddy Booth says:

    Link headline:
    US election: Why 2020 is not the same as the 2000 recount

    Headline when you get there,,

    US election 2020: Does this compare to 2000 Florida recount?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54903188

    The bbc trying to explain the inconvenient truth that elections haven’t all been overnight decision..

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Diversity progs tonight
    7:30pm BBC2 Booker prize
    ..usual “try to avoid whitey men” rules
    Of the 6 only 2 are white, only 2 are men

    Novelist and activist Kit de Waal presents
    Kit – a vocal campaigner for inclusivity in publishing – also examines the wider landscape of the publishing industry in the wake of the unprecedented global events of 2020.
    She meets Bernardine Evaristo, joint-winner of last year’s award and the first black woman to win the prize since its inception in 1969, to explore not only the life-changing effect of winning the Booker
    but also the issue of diversity in publishing, highlighted by this year’s Black Lives Matter movement.

    Late news Obama has been added to next weeks event where the prize is announced.

    And in BBClandia where Diversity = same lefty faces all the time
    9pm BBC2 Gary Lineker repeat about his grandfather in the war.

    Meanwhile on ITV England v Ireland football
    I bet you can’t guess which footballer the Times has chosen to picture ?
    initials M R

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    • JamesArthur says:

      For those who can’t be bothered this is part of the BBC write up..

      FFS they can’t help the narrative…made me laugh – “from as far afield as Scotland”!!!!! Was it written by somebody who doesn’t realise Scotland is in the UK?
      ————–
      “This shortlist rewards four impressive debuts and introduces readers to new and diverse voices, from as far afield as India, Ethiopia and Scotland – although five of the six authors were either born or now live in America

      The subjects covered are broad-ranging. Climate change, dementia, racism and homophobia all feature.”
      ——————-
      Given it is a UK prize you would think more than one would be UK based or born.

      4 women (3 BAME) 2 men both gay..
      That is clearly representative of the population of UK and USA..
      Short list and subject matter..FFS BBC through and through, never mind the quality feel the Woke

      Is it any wonder people don’t take any notice of these things except for the coffee tables of the Islington set.

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  13. BRISSLES says:

    Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but I’m late to the party as usual….

    Just seen a newspaper ad for Asda. It seems ok now to show 2 young men in their pj’s with 2 much younger boys also in the same matching pj’s – and a dog, all clearly enjoying Christmas.

    Not so long ago this scenario would have had sinister overtones, but I suppose we must put to the back of our minds the likes of Jimmy Saville and Catholic Priests.

    So, who do I complain to that I find this image ‘offensive’.

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    • digg says:

      This is about the only place left that you can Brissles!

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    • vlad says:

      Poor dog.

         11 likes

    • vlad says:

      EmZic9nWMAkgnHc?format=jpg&name=small

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      One could be charitable and take the view that this crude and offensive propaganda was put together several months ago. Hopefully, the new owners of Trashda understand the importance of emphasising traditional family values in the business. There’s a bit of a shakeout taking place in retail and customers may exercise more discretion when it comes to choosing where to spend their money, as Wokerose, John Loser and Marx & Spencer have discovered.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54383131

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    • JohnC says:

      Whatever suits the agenda of the Left at the time is deemed acceptable. People who do not follow the group-think are hounded out very early in the process.

      It will most likely be totally unacceptable for different reasons some time in the future. Who knows. It’s called outrageous hypcorisy based on politcial motivation.

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Bris – I hope all of these characters were coloured – including the dog – or maybe ASDA are implying that only whitees are sodomites …..

       22 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Well, didn’t Michael Jackson entertain little boys in his bedroom while they were all in their pj’s ? But because our advertising industry says its ok, well, its ok !

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  15. StewGreen says:

    this old 1970s episode Dick Barton Special agent is dealing with Islamic terrorists again
    .. cos nothing has recently changed

    /sarc …. cos of course it has no Muslims, though it does have East end Jews

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    • JohnC says:

      Are you sure Islamic terrorists are Muslims ?.

      I ask because I have been checking every article for years now – and not one terrorist attack report has also included the word Muslim.

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  16. Dobyns says:

    Making a decision based on 10 cases out of 1000? Sounds like Biden maths

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  17. Eddy Booth says:

    Manchester University students ‘occupy’ building in rent protest
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-manchester-54921866
    ‘Students are “occupying” a University of Manchester building in a protest against “extremely high” rents’

    Following their usual standard of pathetically poor journalism the BBC doesn’t even bother to state how much the rents actually are.

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  18. vlad says:

    The irrepressible Dr Turley on the latest developments in Pennsylvania, this time in Trump’s favour.

    (If Turley’s sheer enthusiasm could carry Trump over the finish line, he’d be king by now, comfortably ensconced on his throne.)

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  19. vlad says:

    Having just watched Andrew Neil and Piers Morgan spend 15 minutes pouring scorn over Trump, it would be delicious to see Orange Man win if only to wipe the smug smiles off their faces.

    (Other parts of the programme are quite watchable and informative, including Douglas Murray on Macron vs Islam.)

    https://tv.spectator.co.uk/event/the-week-in-60-minutes-with-andrew-neil—12th-november

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  20. Dobyns says:

    NSFW language

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  21. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just think.

    Tomorrow is Friday the 13th.
    2020

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  22. Foscari says:

    Does the BBC of Saville and Bashir honestly think
    that because they say “You can trust the BBC news.”
    That when they tell us that there is no voter fraud
    in the USA, we have to believe them?

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  23. StewGreen says:

    Covid stats : not great news
    Positives a sudden 40% rise in one
    ..an anomaly as if a load of new tests have been added into the system
    Deaths steady, no big fall yet.

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  24. taffman says:

    “Dominic Cummings to leave Downing Street by Christmas”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54925322

    True? or wishful thinking by Al Beeb that has been vehemently against Brexit since the great Referendum for Freedom and Independence in 2016.
    If you agree stop paying the Telly Tax and tick the “like” box .

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  25. taffman says:

    “US election 2020: More Republicans back giving Biden briefings”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54926084
    Who controls the nations of the West . The governments or the media?
    Is this Al Beeb’s ‘swansong’ ?

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  26. taffman says:

    Seppers
    May I politely suggest that you post on current pages?
    You will get more replies that way.

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  27. taffman says:

    “Is Vote Leave losing its muscle in Downing Street?”
    Is Al Beeb loosing its viewers?
    Will Al Beeb lose its funding?

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  28. vlad says:

    I’m surprised the beeb aren’t reporting this yet. Usually they love pro-third world, anti-Western international bodies like the UN.

    But perhaps countries like Cuba, Belarus, North Korea, Syria, Iran and China standing in judgment on the US record on Human Rights is a bit rich even for the BBC.

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  29. JimS says:

    ‘Arthur T’ over at Is the BBC Biased? has managed to get an interesting ‘retraction’ from the BBC, (after it has gone around the world ten times and joined the BBC canon like ‘mostly peaceful protest’, ‘just about right’ and ‘some say’!), not that anyone will notice!

    “I made a complaint to the BBC about their headline over the US Presidential Election. headlined ‘US Election 2020: Result goes to wire as Trump falsely claims fraud‘. I asked what evidence the BBC had to use the words. I received a reply:”

    Our wording was intended to convey the fact that President Trump had made claims of electoral fraud when there was no significant evidence to suggest this.

    However given that this is a developing story, and it cannot be said definitively that there has been no electoral fraud, we quickly amended the headline to instead say ‘Tighter than expected vote may take days to resolve‘.’

    Well done Arthur!

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    • Scroblene says:

      Yes, well done Arthur!

      A while back, I wanted to understand how on earth the BBC could categorically state that President Trump’s allegations were ‘false’, when none of their supposed ‘journos’, or ‘autocue-readers’ as we know them, had even bothered to go and find out!

      I used to like scrambled eggs, but the thought of this delectable repast seems somewhat tarnished by the consideration that it may be spread all over the snarling chops of the leftie under-managers in W1AA…

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    • JohnC says:

      One down, several hundred to go.
      A small victory is good for morale, but they will carry on just the same. Having worked for a big corporation previously, it is clear to me that change is impossible. Generations of managers have filled the ranks with similarly people. Those who disagree leave to work somewhere else.
      Going subscription is the only option for them now IMHO.

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  30. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54926299
    2020-11-13 02:00
    US election: Obama says fraud claims undermining democracy

    [Democracy AlBeeb, FOAD.
    Offering us the Kenyan Muslim as a truthful authority, YMBFK.
    This week we have been treated to the latest Crossfire Hurricane hearings.
    Starring James Comey a lying commie stooge elevated to #1 at the FB1.
    Starring Andrew McCabe a lying commie stooge elevated to #1 (temporary) at the FBI.
    Starring the, afore mentioned, Obama.
    Starring Hillary Clinton who does not understand emails and is responsible for the death of a US ambassador.

    Recent episodes starring US Republican Senators demonstrating, yet again, that Clinton was conspiring to connect
    Donald Trump with Russian agents, before he was elected, that’s democracy for you.

    Demonstrating with effortless ease, because the Democrats are not very good at lying, despite their vast experience.

    Drain the swamp, on both sides of the Atlantic.]

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  31. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49807212
    BBC Politics Brexit
    2019-09-24

    “Brexit: What just happened in the UK Supreme Court?

    The Story in 100 words

    This is about the impending Brexit deadline on 31 October.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed the UK will leave the EU on that day – even if there is no deal with the EU about how it will work.

    But many lawmakers think a no-deal Brexit must be stopped at all costs.

    So on 28 August, when Mr Johnson announced Parliament would be suspended until mid-October, a huge row erupted.

    Mr Johnson said he was following normal procedure for a new leader. Rivals claimed he was trying to stop Parliament from opposing him.

    The Supreme Court has decided he acted illegally – a ruling that challenges Britain’s unwritten constitution and the entire balance of power.”

    [
    The alternative version
    Many hard lefties have infiltrated the legal system and spent the last thirty years promoting each other.
    Eventually, led by the Europhile Spiderwoman, the so called Supreme Court voted 11-0 to modify the law.
    In an attempt to prevent the result of the referendum being honoured.

    “But many lawmakers [plus the BBC] think a no-deal Brexit must be stopped at all costs.”
    ]

    [
    Apparently they also do this in the USA.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pennsylvania-supreme-court-change-to-state-election-law-challenged/vi-BB1aVovb?fdhead=newflex-views
    https://nationandstate.com/2020/11/06/why-trump-will-triumph-in-pa-litigation/

    Drain the swamp.
    ]

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  32. popeye says:

    Like many on here I smell the stench of a Brexit sell-out. Boris needs a sign that he would be making a serious mistake with consequences for the Conservative party. I therefore pledge that despite having always voted Conservative (we have excellent Tory councillors and a Brexit MP) other than when I voted UKIP in the Euro elections (again as a warning – and that worked) I will vote for a suitable alternative in the local elections next year to show my determination to have them uphold their promise. I’m not on Twitter but perhaps if #awarningshot were to go viral?

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  33. Darcy3 says:

    One day, a bill landed on his desk in Brussels from a well-known Belgian politician. It was a four-figure sum for expenses at a local government meeting in France’s Loire Valley. A nice spot for a conference, certainly, but for eight days? ‘You just know when something doesn’t smell right,’ explains Mr McCoy. So he did some digging.

    Sure enough, the event had started on a Saturday and finished the next day. Yet, this politician had charged taxpayers thousands for six days of holiday. Were this a one-off error, then Mr McCoy might have drawn a line under the matter. Except that this was no glitch.

    Along came a bill from a French council leader who had chartered a private jet from his home in the south of France just to attend a single committee meeting in Brussels. ‘I managed to stop that payment,’ Mr McCoy recalls. ‘But it was indicative of the sense of entitlement.’

    Robert McCoy had already spent most of his career working for European institutions. In 1999, he was promoted to financial controller of a new EU creation called the Committee of the Regions (CoR). Its mission was — and is — to ‘bring the EU closer to its citizens’.

    With an annual budget of £86 million, it is supposed to give the local councils of Europe a say in EU affairs. Critics call it another pointless Brussels gravy train. McCoy soon discovered that things were out of control. He cites the example of an Italian politician called Giampiero Arci, a big cheese in Rome, who would regularly charge for Alitalia flights, despite never actually taking them.
    ‘This was a world I had no idea about,’ says McCoy.

    One of the worst offenders was the president of the Committee of the Regions himself, Jos Chabert. A former Belgian Cabinet Minister and a city councillor in Brussels, he was a very creative traveller. There was a bill for a three-day meeting in the Canary Islands which had lasted less than one. He even charged for an all-expenses paid jolly to London for an ‘official visit to Parliament’.

    It turned out to be dinner with former Tory peer, Lord Hanningfield, who was later imprisoned for fiddling his own expenses. No such fate would befall Jos Chabert, of course. Like so many in Brussels, he regarded such claims as a perk of the job.

    What is truly shocking is the way in which Robert McCoy is still having to fight for justice — a full twenty years later. It’s like a tale from the old Soviet Union. When Mr McCoy tried to report his findings to senior management, he was threatened with disciplinary proceedings. Undeterred, he unearthed another scandal.

    A Belgian company, bidding for an EU printing contract, was submitting fake bids from other companies in order to create a bogus tendering process and then secure the contract. ‘The civil servant in charge told me she knew they were fake but said she wasn’t aware that was wrong,’ says Mr McCoy.

    Astonishingly, the contract was then signed off by a new president of the committee,

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8944129/ROBERT-HARDMANs-devastating-account-whistleblower-exposed-rank-corruption-heart-EU.html

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Darcy

      Ah, but it won’t be on BBC because apparently there is no evidence of fraud….

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      • Darcy3 says:

        Of course, maybe the BBC could change its name to the Three Wise Monkeys Broadcasting Corporation

        Although one of them spoke no evil…

        So Two Wise Monkeys then, or just Two Monkeys maybe

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    • Fedup2 says:

      This post is disputed – by the EU fraudsters

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  34. Darcy3 says:

    I see the black Xmas adverts are on their way, so only selling to 15% of the nation then..good luck with that, although there may be a few token whites

    And as for black lives matter, I am waiting for :

    black wives matter

    If whites are so racist, and despised, why are they queuing up to get off with them ?

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    • JohnC says:

      I’m still confused why under representation of blacks in any sphere is classed as racist, under representation of women is sexist and any white actor playing a role originally black is called cultural appropriation yet over representation of blacks and women or blacks playing Anne Boleyn is perfectly acceptable.

      I don’t care one bit what colour or sex anyone is as long as it’s clear they are the best choice for the job. I judge things as they come. What absolutely disgusts me about all of this is the rank and shameless hypocrisy of the Left.

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  35. Darcy3 says:

    I hear a lot about white “priviledge”, with the propagandists at the bbbc at the helm, fomenting racial divide wherever they can.

    I am reminded of a comment from a famous golfer when he made a shot and someone said “lucky”

    He is alleged to have responded: “funny that, the more I practice, the luckier I get”

    As I have commented before, if one wishes to despise education, talk like a demented Jamaican with tourettes and wander around with your trousers halfway down your arse, with your face hidden in a hood even in a heatwave like a medieval peasant, please do not complain about lack of opportunity and point the finger of envy at those that do not share these admirable qualities.

    And stop with the bloody glottal stop and pronounce the letter “T” FFS.

    Even my son picked it up from school for a while, until no one passed him the bu ‘ h uh for his toast anymore.

    It may help you sound “good” standing on a street corner with your mates, but not in an interview.

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    • taffman says:

      Britain would be a much better place to live in if all those people who hated Britain just left .

         40 likes

      • Darcy3 says:

        There are plenty of remote Scottish islands, just build a few KFCs and Peri Peri takeways and pop them off there, they can stab and bomb each other to their hearts’ content

        We could rename Barra …Beirut

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      • JohnC says:

        Won’t leave until they think somewhere else will give them a better place to live. They like this place and society which our ancestors (who they despise through a mix of racism and jealousy) built for them.
        I wonder how many descendents of slaves have chosen to use their freedom to leave the people and countries they hate and return to their ancestral roots.
        Answers on the back of a stamp please.

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    • JimS says:

      Not a fan of BBC ‘ah playa’ then?

         3 likes

  36. Guest Who says:

    BBC Local Radio

    With Dominic Cummings heading out of his office by the end of the year… do you hope this signals change for the government?

    Would you like to see things change with the way Boris Johnson is running the country?

    ***

    Interesting way to phrase things.

       15 likes

    • JohnC says:

      The BBC are wetting their panties at the prospect of Dominic leaving. I only managed the first third of the article before I closed it in disgust, but they have nothing nice to say about him at all.

      Sadly it is my opinion now that it should be Boris going. What a disappointment he has turned out to be.

         34 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Toenails in complement.

           8 likes

  37. Guest Who says:

    Seems Mr. Neil is finding out what, and who, really runs things.

       28 likes

  38. Guest Who says:

    That interview when she encouraged the Irish PM to say how Irish the Irish President Elect Who Defeated The Hated Trump (tbc) actually is, shows the power she wields.

       5 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      QED

      A media this incestuous and inbred is not healthy.

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  39. AsISeeIt says:

    The Financial Times this morning spells out for us (in black and pink) a dawning truth at which we might have guessed:

    ‘Big pharmaceuticals companies have typically shied away from vaccines, in part because of the dim prospects for profits. But with many experts predicting that Covid-19 will be around for years to come, and governments pumping billions into vaccine research, the calculation has changed. The breakthrough reported this week by Pfizer and BioNTech could prove the first of many giving the entire industry a shot in the arm’

    My apologies for skipping the headline and instead quoting that at length and my further apology if you just kicked the cat or spluttered your breakfast cornflakes down your front. Better warn moggie to curl up in a corner somewhere out of reach and perhaps strap on a bib – it gets worse…

    The Times welcomes in our new Liberal Democrat administration: ‘Boris Johnson is planning to reset his premiership after the resignation of his director of communications by ending culture wars, promoting the green agenda and taking a less dogmatic approach to the Union’

    Presumably a “less dogmatic approach to the Union” would involve embracing the obnoxious Nicola Sturgeon and the odious Mark Drakeford? One suspects fragments of breakfast cereal have pebble dashed the kitchen table whilst moggie has wisely slunk off to parts unknown.

    The Times has me wondering whether this is April Fools Day: ‘The next time a quick pint becomes one too many, scientists think they have the answer; a machine that can quickly sober up drunks. The Briefcase-sized device enables people to expel large amounts of alcohol in their breath’ – those whacky “scientists” with their crazy new products to sell us, eh? Where would we be without them?

    A couple more feline frighteners from the FT: ‘Heading out. Brexit team’s grip loosens’ and: ‘Central bank chiefs upbeat over vaccine boost to global economy’ – I think we know from experience that what’s said to be good for the “global economy” tends not to boost one’s own personal prospects, wages or pension. And to rub salt in the wound: ‘Lagarde points to Biden win’.

    Of course the dirty little secret of both the Left-leaning Biden and his predecessor Hillary Clinton is that they were the Wall Street candidates. Here’s another corker (or perhaps choker, if you still haven’t finished your breakfast): ‘Hedge Fund Third Point gained $400m in a bullish bet on the US presidential election’s outcome’ – still believe there’s going to be an overturning of the result?

    Speaking of idle speculation, one wonders for a moment what the percentage of Guardian readership is from the BAME community? One asks because that paper runs a report on: ‘40% BAME target for Met recruits’ – 40%, that’s getting on for half. What does the future hold for Britain?

    The Telegraph complains: ‘Britain was not ready for Covid, says former chief medic’ – I wonder how we’re fixed for a meteor strike, massive volcanic eruption in the South Pacific or localised Middle East nuclear conflict – either of which might drastically alter the global climate?

    At least we know our masters are prepped for a huge alteration in the ethnic make-up of the population. Phew, that’s sorted then.

    Please don’t ask whether we have plans to counter alien invasion. The little green Martians only need swap their laser-armed flying saucers for rubber dinghies and our government would surely throw in the towel.

       26 likes

    • G says:

      Al,
      “What does the future hold for Britain?”

      The only accurate answer to that is, Third World status and and complete reversal of the amenity. Both well underway right now.

         16 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Well at least there will be certainty now – at the red Tories will build a bridge across the channel to import even more cheap Labour … no need for dinghies …

         10 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, some in the Conservative Party have been irritated for yearsdecades at the cost of dealing with the thorns in the flesh that are Northern Ireland and the Republic. There were moves to give up on the Union and let the Republicans have the north in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. PM Thatcher stamped firmly on that plan in the 1980s, aided and abetted by IRA and Provisional IRA atrocities. In the 1960s and 1970s the Unionists in Ulster had the power and the numbers to make it clear to Conservative Governments that abandoning N. Ireland to Dublin would be met by firm resistance of all sorts.

      That is no longer the case.

      In addition, our erratic PM may well have woken up one morning with the thought that if he is forced to take the ‘difficult’ clauses out of the Single Market Bill, he may as well opt for a watered down Brexit and also abandon a bit of the Union, a difficult bit. Perhaps someone may have whispered that thought in his ear? After all he could bluster and jolly his way out of that as he usually does and he has done with so many things over the years.

      On the other hand, reality may be very different.

         6 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2
        I also understand that in NI the demographics are against the Protestant unionists – but the mindset of ‘tribal ‘ cats versus prods might not be so certain any more ….

        …… maybe it is more about whether they want to be in a socialist EU or not rather than an Irish Republic ….. on my calculation a quarter of the population of `Eire are not from Eire … with a rapidly growing number ….another factor is the proportion of employees in the North who are employed by the UK state ….it’s big

        ….and Eire as Dublin focused as London is to England – if not more so ..

        There is no evidence of this – it is disputed ( in Twitter red )

           3 likes

        • Up2snuff says:

          Sure, Fed, the Republicans were always threatening to outbreed the Proddies. Sure took them a long time to do it, though. Also Blair & Major stitched up the law abiding, non-violent people (both Protestant and Roman Catholic) with their so-called ‘BadGood Friday Agreement.

          It could go one of two ways.

          Maybe Dominic Cummings is leaving Downing Street because the UK has already decided no deal that is on the table at present will be acceptable and so have resolved to go with No Deal and WTO Rules and will also make good with the Single Market Bill as it initially stood in full.

          On the other hand, David Frost also may be tearing his hear out at the wobbliness of the PM and the other non-Cain/Cummings influences upon the PM ie. attractive women. He is ready to give up arguing for a deal that favours the UK (ie. is a full Brexit) when the PM might through his usual disaster prone self end up accepting some rigourous terms from the EU. Terms that would see N.Ireland completely stuffed and at the mercy of the turkeys running the Republic in Dublin and Brussels.

             8 likes

        • Banania says:

          How keen are NI catholics on union with the republic? Aren’t they much better off in the UK?

             0 likes

  40. Guest Who says:

    Tricky for BBC American BS.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/appeals-court-upholds-harvards-discrimination-against-asian-americans-as-justified-by-diversity-goals/?

    Nick will probs keep promoting his book.

    Katty will keep her feet up.

    American Beauty will hide in JFK duty free.

    Lurch will interview Mehdi Hasan for an Asian perspective.

       12 likes

  41. G says:

    I guess one of the main reasons our “Most Trusted Broadcaster” continues to fail miserably is that they seem to operate under the illusion that their so-called, “News” is the peoples only source. That may be the case for a diminishing number. Indeed, the BBC is no longer is the ‘first-stop/choice’ for news for an increasing number and even when it is consulted for headlines, it is invariably grossly at odds with honest reporting elsewhere. I say this as, day in day out since the US election, our “Most Trusted…” has proclaimed, “there is no evidence” of election fraud. Even today.
    People, this is just the tip of the iceberg and in that knowledge that you are being fed fake news, is the realisation that everything else our, “Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster” tells you is equally suspect.

    But there, I’m preaching to the converted here.

       30 likes

  42. Guest Who says:

    Exception that proves something…

       6 likes

  43. Guest Who says:

    OT but Adam will go full Mr. Creosote when he sees this.

    If you live inside the m25, carry a reinforced brolly.

       15 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest – thank you for that excellent news …. capital punishment would have been fairer and cheaper …

         7 likes

      • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

        Sutcliffe wouldn’t have been hanged anyway. Even prosecution counsel believed he was unfit to plead.

           1 likes

    • JimS says:

      Definitely proof that ‘lockdown’ doesn’t work!

      (Sutcliffe contracted coronavirus while in HMP Frankland, can’t get more locked-down that that.).

         15 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Guest, sorry but you will have to explain that post to me.

      Congratulations: you have out encrypted the Times Crossword.

         1 likes

  44. AsISeeIt says:

    Number 10 has apparently signalled to the The Times that Boris Johnson is about to end the culture wars and instead emphasise his “liberal instincts”

    Can’t say I had really notice any significant conservatism up to this point.

    Anyway, we’ve consulted the National Archives and they are already very much onboard and ready to forge ahead with this conciliatory liberal approach to our culture and history:

    https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/lgbtq-visibility-and-archives-history-between-the-lines/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_mailer__12_november_2020&utm_content=2020-11-13

    National Archives: “Please note: This blogpost will use LGBTQ+ as an umbrella term to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people across a variety of time periods.”

       8 likes

  45. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – No hair today, no hair gone tomorrow

    I get the distinct impression that there was some delight in or around the TOADY studio at the news that Dominic Cummings was to ‘leave Downing Street by Christmas’.

    Or perhaps they were happy as it was all boys together in the studio and Scotland had won a footie game? Albeit with a round ball and on penalties. Scotland will take part in the EuroNations something or other although they spoil it by adding the rider ‘for the first time in 22 years.’. So Nicola Sturgeon was a bit of a blight on Scotland for the last World Cup then?

    But back to the Cummings and goings. I suspect that Dominic knew exactly where the chaos in Government was coming from and he knew that he would be powerless – however much power he was given – to stop it and get things organised. I suspect Cummings is a realist, much more so than the PM, and decided it was not worth the personal aggravation to be involved any more.

    The problem with the Pandemic – and it will be one that especially troubles the BBC and the Socialist Blob – is that it has forced people to confront realities and think about what they truly value in life.

       12 likes

  46. theisland says:

    She says now we have the first black asian female president in office and Joe Biden was able to steal the election!

       7 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    American BS not mentioning anything awks in their hood.

    BBC Africa steering clear of anything awks there.

    Katya currently struggling.

    Nothing out East Asia way. Certainly not China. Oh no.

    Looks like Jez will be reduced to retweeting Simpo saying how professional they all are.

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16734/westerners-appeasing-islamists

       8 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      And westerners appeasing the BBC, Guest, who in their own way are Islamists?

      I read with gloom the words attributed to Oliver Dowden, SoS for the Ministry of Fun, this week or last. That bit of the Cabinet was obviously operating independently of Joe Cain and Dominic Cummings and is not about to take on or dismantle the BBC’s power and venality.

         9 likes

  48. Doobster78 says:

    Just seen the John Lewis Xmas advert and wouldn’t you know it …. here is the star !!!

    And we are told 24/7, force fed by the BBC etc that BAMES are under-represented in all aspects of British Life !!!!

    They just dont get the chances us with our white privilege get !!!

    yeah, ok then

    images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSDWYPcHSPj3MY4ZoL0KiT6LJyqwj21rXrN0Q&usqp=CAU

       24 likes

    • Van Helsing says:

      Doobster,

      It’s relentless. And stupid – do John Lewis and their ilk not realise that lots of potential customers are getting fed up with the over-representation of minorities in all aspects of the media, to the point where at least some of those potential customers will vote with their wallets?

      And that’s to say nothing about a Christian festival being culturally appropriated by or on behalf of people of other faiths?

         27 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Van
        I dont see adverts now – but i always recall younger days when i worked close to a John Lewis shop . Id go there sometimes to just look at the prices and do a bit of shoplifting ( really?) .

        I didnt have a spare penny as all my pay went on mortgage and rates

        But even then – back in the 1980s – i could see the overpriced monster would go one day

        Now theyve appointed a coloured girl whose main job seems to be which branch to close next . Amazon rolls on …

           18 likes

        • Van Helsing says:

          Fed,

          I hate to see businesses closing, but I do wonder where on Earth some of them get their senior management. Could it be that a heck of a lot of villages have been deprived of their resident idiots?

             10 likes

      • JamesArthur says:

        Wife won’t have anywhere to shop soon…yeeee 🙂

           8 likes

        • BRISSLES says:

          James, that’s why online shopping was created ! for us ladies who don’t feel guilty at pressing a button as opposed to actually having to open our purses !! 🙂

             10 likes

  49. Rich says:

    Not the bBbc but cheeks of the same well-upholstered arse an’ all that.

    Sly Views. Fatty Boulton on the Yorkshire Rippers long overdue death.

    “Was he a victim of Covid?” . Ffs.

    The 13 innocent women he murdered were “victims”, as were the others who survived his attacks. Peter Sutcliffe was not.

    There is just something not right with these people.

       23 likes

    • theisland says:

      Just think how much money has been wasted on this creature, and thousands like him.
      Bring back the death penalty.

         17 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        I remember the case vividly, and the police at the time didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory during the investigation. He had been interviewed and dismissed, but I think it was a check on his number plate by a lowly PC that did for him in the end.

           10 likes

        • Guest Who says:

          And Mr. Cummings too.

          Though in his case it was a punter punt that was wrong but the MSM punted anyway, baselessly, without evidence.

          As they do.

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