489 Responses to Start the Week Thread 16 November 2020

  1. Tabs says:

    Black applicants least likely to be offered PhD places
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-54934953

    Usual race baiting article from the BBC.

    From the data obtained by BBC Newsnight, one example showed there were 8,088 offers for white candidates, compared to only 386 for those of black ethnicity.

    Well I make that 4.5% of PhDs are being offered to blacks where in the UK 3% of the population is black so black applicants are MORE likely to be offered PhD places.

    Makes you wonder if the BBC are so obsessed with blacks that they think if you don’t see them in every camera shot, every job position etc it must be racism and nothing whatsoever to do with the 3% population being black.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tabs – well I’m a whitee with a masters and I put forward a PHD plan long ago – my assessors ripped me a new one – as they say – and sent me on my way . Pity as I was going to unify space -time ….

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    • pugnazious says:

      And how many blacks applied? The BBC article doesn’t say so impossible to make a sensible comparison and judgement….if 386 blacks applied then that’s 100%…if 38,600 applied then that’s 1%.

      Never mind…let’s just take the BBC’s word for it..they’re famous for their impartiality and honesty.

      Oh…and laugh or despair….these are supposed to be intelligent, resourceful people….and yet they can’t google ‘Funding for doctorates’….

      ‘Funding a PhD can be critical for people from low-income black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Dr Arday says he had several jobs to pay for his degree, He adds that most of his peers secured funding for their doctorates, but he was not aware this resource was available. “That information is inaccessible to black and ethnic minority prospective academics.”‘

      In what way at all is this true?…‘”That information is inaccessible to black and ethnic minority prospective academics.”‘

      It’s complete bollocks. But thanks anyway BBC for giving us such insight.

      Then again you had to despair that so many students don’t understand the student loan system and that in most cases they will end up paying nothing and even if they do have to pay it’s fairly minimal depending on your salary.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    BBC News and an impressive caption?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54963157?

    Launching the search for the Gretas of the future

    A new global talent search, to find exceptional young leaders to help tackle the big problems facing the planet, has been launched. 🌍

    ****

    Bet Thunderburg Snr. Male and Thunderburg Mater and the squad are thrilled Helen sees their cash cow going the way of old bbc ladies.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    Don’t ask, don’t tell.

    Unless there’s a bbc team lurking.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    #sawwhattheydidthere

    That’s a blow.

    BBC ready to interview washing machine sales folk in Westminster?

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Me either.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      So two BAMEs didn’t get what they thought they deserved. Nasty racist cricket!

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      Holder is/was a good umpire and is rolled out on TMS a couple times a season in their ‘ask the umpire slot’. I confess to never have heard of the other chap, perhaps a household name in his own household? I assume a good solid county pro at some time…..

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  6. Guest Who says:

    CNN appearance fees?

    BBC then just RTs. Cheap bastids.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Who was in charge back in 2010?

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    • JimS says:

      Seven thousand in three hundred and fifty million?

      I bet more dogs were reported missing.

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      • StewGreen says:

        @JimS see how Trump’s America is 75 times LESS hatey than the UK

        “Official figures show 105,090 hate crimes were recorded in 2019/20,
        which is a rise of 8%, compared with 97,446 offences in 2018/19.”

        (75 = 15 x 5) UK has 15 times the hate crime with fifth of the population.

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  8. Guest Who says:

    What does the ‘A’ in BAME stand for?

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    • Tabs says:

      I’ve noticed in the last couple of weeks the BBC are now using the word “black” to describe Muslims, Indians or Orientals. They are taking us back to the 1960 where there was either whites and non whites.

      I guess the BBC are just following the latest directive from Prof of Genders and Racial Studies from the BLM University.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      BBC disingenuous and race baiting again…the devil is in the detail. Which subjects, which part of country and how many applied?

      So if 10,000 Whites applied and 500 Black then the figures wouldn’t be an issue…there are also PT and FT PhD’s. And the final total only came from 50 universities

      BBC as usual looking for things that are not there..never looks at lack of men in areas, never looks at poor performance of white kids, always plays the poverty card for BAME even though Indians and Chinese Asians are the most successful…why is that?

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    • Northern Dreamer says:

      Why are the bBBC ‘researching’ (active campaigning) non issues?

      Why don’t they ‘research’ ……

      Illegal immigration
      Non deportation of criminal Illegal immigrants
      Violence by antifa and BLM
      Wokery thuggery
      Vote switching
      Cancellation of free speech
      Cancellation of people with different viewpoints
      Football and rugby fans who don’t want lady commentators
      Valid fears of islamists who want to blow you up or decapitate you
      Black football players being over represented in football
      White actors under represented in tv advertising

      I could go on and on and on……….

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    • The Sage says:

      Judging by this story and the many others every single day on its website, there must hundred of BBC “research” teams looking into and investigating these things in order to come up with these one-sided accounts of apparent discrimination.
      In fact, these “research” teams seem to do little else. As mentioned here previously, almost every page on the BBC website (even the business section) has endless stories about racism and in the most innocuous of situations and while bigging up the courage of asylum seekers (illegal immigrants) and their fellow travellers.
      Of course, there is never any discussion of discrimination working in the opposite direction such as the casting of actors and actresses in TV advertisements to the point that it feels one is watching a Nigerian channel.

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    • Banania says:

      Is that a black person in the picture?

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  9. Guest Who says:

    ‘Market of color’, surely?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Wow – £300 quid a baby – what ‘benefits ‘ would I get if I bought a few ? I think I’d be floating that one on the FTSE … baby shares ….

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    • Doughboy says:

      Funny isn’t it, the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation can investigate child abduction and exploitation of Black Children in Kenya but is unable to investigate the exploitation and abuse of BRITISH white children in England despite having £3.5 billion of our money to do it!

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  10. AsISeeIt says:

    Several subjects on which to ponder this morning. Mainly on the theme of British self-loathing. As BBC on-line news attempts to make something of: ‘Johnson “called Scottish devolution a disaster”‘ we ponder the range of rude epithets Nicola Sturgeon and her SNP have routinely employed to describe the Westminster government.

    As the frequency and virulence of attacks on (let’s face it) the Boris Brexit government increase up to Christmas we pause for a moment to recall the late Bobby Ball and his catchphrases. There was “rock on, Tommy” his exclamation of enthusiasm with reference to his comedy partner, Tommy Cannon. But there was also “You really hate me, don’t you, deep down, Tommy, you really hate me”

    And so it is that the BBC on-line newspaper review editors decide to put the freebie Metro at the top of the pile this morning with their headline: ‘Gizza jab mate. Britain back of the queue for US drug’

    Given the Telegraph’s: ‘Hancock won’t rule out mandatory vaccine’ – you’ll perhaps notice me as I will definitely be edging toward the far end of the queue, for this rushed to market, with manufacturers guarenteed immunity from liability, new drug.

    The FT perhaps sees itself catering to a less parochial and more world focused audience – and of course a more business-minded constituency. Their headline is far more positive: ‘Moderna vaccine’s 94% efficiency in trials boost hopes for Covid battle’ – clearly the FT sees this as good news: ‘US-backed group hails validation. Fast-track approval sought. Simple storage promised’

    The FT waxes poetic with their syntax – all for the love of Brussels: ‘Frost’s 2016 prediction for Brexit talks proves chilly omen of his plight today’ – Wow. Contrast that with the Star’s tired old joke on Boris: ‘You may feel a little prick’

    The ‘i’ also doesn’t discern any problems with our vaccines policy: ‘New vaccine hope for end to pandemic’ likewise the Times: ‘Vaccination rescue plan is given a fresh boost. Britain buys 5m doses of “most promising” jab’

    But if you peruse the papers you will find more knockers: ‘Scramble for vaccines amid fears Britain may miss out on supplies’ (Guardian) ‘2nd vaccine unveiled but Brits won’t get it until spring thanks to pre-order shambles’ (Star)

    I can’t help but notice that those Left-leaning voices habitually calling out government cock-ups have the same recipe of ever more government control over ever more areas of our lives – leaving us prone to ever more government cock-ups.

    Our press don’t just bring us daily cock-ups and knockers, they tend to promote positive empowered female role models: ‘I’m the real chess queen. Chess master who made it to the top’ (Metro)

    ‘I could play a 25-year-old. Jane Seymour on staying young’ (Times) ‘The yoga queen who says try t’ai chi’ (Times)

    Meanwhile the Mail asks: ‘Would you accept a “mummy salary” from your husband?’

    Celia Walden in the Telegraph wisely points out: ‘No 10 battle of the sexes demeans them and us’ – meaning, I think, not so much men and women in general but the power players in Downing Street and us the public?

    Vanessa Feltz in the Express: ‘Why Diana is still queen of our hearts’

    We also have: ‘Sexism and sport with Judy Murray’ in the ‘i’ and in the same organ: ‘Love life rusty? Send for the sex robots’

    Plus, Tsitsi Dangaremga: ‘Booker nominee awaiting trail’ [in Zimbabwe] ‘I didn’t see myself being arrested’ – watch out Salman Rushdie, he’s had the Iranian mullahs breathing down his neck for decades but as the UK moves inexorably towards islamic hate [read blasphemy] laws they may be coming for him here too.

    What of us chaps? As Bonnie Tyler once exclaimed “I need a hero”

    Can our newspapers deliver for the guys? ‘How I’m a Celeb Shane blew millions’ (Mirror) – nope, this bloke’s a dud.

    They will give us: ‘Stewart leads drive to knight Hamilton’ (Telegraph) and ‘Lewis Hamilton “why I cannot stay silent’ (Guardian).

    No wonder our diamond ear-studded racer drove straight outta Stevenage: ‘Blue Wall protests against petrol car ban’ (Telegraph)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      Why not just make it up ?

      Argos to sell vaccine
      Fake vaccine warning
      I got the vaccine but still got ill sez TV chef
      Bronzed beauty frolics on beach … flaunts ….
      Vaccine makers’ link to slavery

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  11. vlad says:

    Republican lawyers claim to have a ton of evidence of vote rigging through the use of Dominion machines and Smartmatic software.

    How very reassuring that the BBC have fact-checked the allegations.

    After a solid 5 minutes cutting and pasting from the NYT and WaPo they reached their verdict: “There is no evidence to support this claim.”

    So that’s alright then.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-54959962

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    • Red Pill says:

      They’re clearly starting to panic a little – nice to see.

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    • Seppers says:

      I hate the way they title these fact-checky type articles – ‘No, there is no evidence…’, as if they are imagining a dissenter standing there as they write it, and themselves personally telling them where to stuff it.
      So unprofessional…

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  12. The WestWyvern says:

    The news on the wireless at 7am, 8am and 9am all headlining that ‘we may not come out of lockdown’ in early in December.

    Yet more one world order subliminal messages being pushed to the scared and huddled masses….

    Then a clarification by Robert Jenrick, that to extend the lockdown would mean having to make the case before parliament, waffle waffle waffle.

    I dispair.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      WestWyvern

      Me too….I wonder where it will all end especially if you look at what the Law commission is trying to put into Law.

      Basically only White heterosexual men won’t have the legal protection from hate crime…and what you say in your home will also be unprotected – it really is 1984..

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  13. gb123 says:

    Away from Covid and other stories. I was watching a video about the Red Flag war games in Nevada from a Buccaneer pilot’s viewpoint. At about at 8 mins, he brought up a comment about the BBC in the Falklands. The Argentines were dropping the bombs too low. The beeb kindly reported this. Result Sir Galahad destroyed with 48 dead British personnel. Another example of the beauty’s “patriotism” and a pilot’s contempt for the beeb.

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    • Charlie Farley says:

      gb123
      Yes thats a true story about the BBBC it was broadcast on the World Service even then they were blatantly stupid , an old friend of mine was on HMS Antrim having to pull out an unexploded 500lb bomb…ironically they were ex WW2 that we sold them . He was one of six ” volunteers ” to step forward to pull it out !

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Yes, that’s right. Think the DG was made to grovel uncomfortably by the PM for that. Thereafter, the BBC reports were very, very, circumspect.

        I became a news addict during the Falklands War.

        It took the Knaves of Wegativity thirty-eight (38!) years to cure me with their Waves of Negativity four months ago.

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Fights break out – panic buying –

    ‘Deckies ’
    The last Turkey
    Sprout wars
    Brandy butter shortages

    The End of The World … now the weather

    “Will it snow at Christmas carol ?”

    Boxing Day sales start early sez strictlys’ len

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  15. Guest Who says:

    OT but… I do love these #prasnews that mean cubicle gardeners do not need to leave the hive.

    https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/100425/life-scientists-want-to-help-society-while-engineers-focus-on/

    I will volunteer to help build the BBC Ark for free.

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  16. Laughing at Lefties says:

    https://image-cdn.parler.com/H/c/HcN1L5sLs7.jpeg

    OAN is now reporting on this. Make no mistake, this is happening and the apparent ‘national security briefing’ Biden and Harris are attending today may very well be on the fraud and offering them plea bargains.

    The BBC is about to be humiliated, along with the other fake news corporate media outlets pushing this lie.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Ah well.

    Good luck with that Brillo.

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  18. Doobster78 says:

    So earlier i went to long into my AOL email account.

    There was a news item entitled “The 2020 election wasn’t ‘stolen.’ Here are all the facts that prove it.”

    Now, here is the opening gambit ……..

    The United States has been conducting presidential elections for 232 years. No modern candidate has ever refused to accept the results and recognize the winner’s legitimacy.

    In this sense, 2020 could be different from any contest since the Civil War — if President Trump continues to claim that President-elect Joe Biden “stole” the election from him.

    But every indication is that the 2020 election, conducted in the midst of a pandemic, with by far the most votes ever cast, was run honestly and the results tabulated accurately — a tribute to the professionalism and integrity of officials across the country.

    …………………………………………………………………………………….

    I mean FFS. Really ??? FFS. The bubble world is a different universe !!! I could no read anymore.

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  19. NameNotNumber says:

    Covid: Mouthwash ‘can kill virus in lab in 30 seconds’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54971650

    So, the mouthwash acts a bit like bleach then?

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  20. Guest Who says:

    This guy gets it. They are a joke. Unless he is Treezer’s CoS.

    👑 The Crown: fact or fiction?

    I recall a trailer the other day that said ‘based on…’

    Hope that helps, BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Imagine that – the red tories thinking about cutting the overseas give away budget – the one where we borrow money then give it away whilst you taxpayer – pay the interest and repayments …. what is it now ? £20 thousand million .?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Meanwhild BBC makes tick box drama no one can be bothered with ….

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  21. StewGreen says:

    Clark County is no smoking gun so far
    : In a local vote 139 discrepancies were found , so that local vote has been thrown out
    Trump’s tweet makes a lot of this
    but he doesn’t explain that doesn’t affect the Nevada presidential vote which has been certified.

    Sydney Powell’s voting machine story is compelling
    but it affected by a good rule in David Grimes failed paper.
    That hidden-conspiracies can be real if only a few people are involved
    but once you have a huge number of people in a conspiracy there will be leaks over time.
    If you have such a conspiracy theory, and you can’t find leaks then that means your conspiracy theory can’t be true.

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  22. StewGreen says:

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  24. s.trubble says:

    I hope as a Scot and a British subject that Boris is laying a trap for the SNP.

    That,s the way to fight them……….DISASTER for Scotland….

    That needs to be followed up withj a drip feed of what these “Disasters” have been….

    The first one I recall was them writing off in excess of £400 million of uncollected (Poll tax/Community charge)
    as a sweetner ahead of the 2014 referendum (once in a generation)

    This has been followed up by a large number of shambles with the current one being an admission that the Crown led a set of malicious charges. Just think about that the Crown, headed by a Lord Advocate in conjunction with the police and no doubt with SNP knowledge conspiring to hatch a set of malicious charges
    which the papers say could cost £100 million in damages.

    The SNP has been a financial disaster for Scotland and portrayed us as bunch of grievance mongers which alone is enough to condemn these cretins to history,s junk pile.

    Dont expect any input from the bBC in documenting their disastrous leadership and governance….

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    • pugnazious says:

      Any independence vote must allow Scots living elsewhere in the UK other than Scotland to vote…after all the SNP considers them Scottish citizens in waiting…..from their ‘Guide to an Independent Scotland’ published as part of their referendum campaign…..any reason why they aren’t such now?….or does the SNP think their 900,000 + votes might swing things for the Union?…

      ‘We plan that British citizens habitually resident in Scotland on independence will be considered Scottish citizens. This will include British citizens who hold dual citizenship with another country. Scottish born British citizens currently living outside of Scotland will also be considered Scottish citizens.’

      I would imagine Scots living in England or elsewhere in the UK would consider themselves Scottish citizens….where does it say they are not in any Union agreement?

      The SNP would seem to agree….

      ‘(12) Before the Union, the common and statute law of Scotland recognised the natural born subject; and ‘by the common law of Scotland, the son of a natural born subject of Scotland born abroad was deemed in law a natural born subject’ (Leslies v Grant, [1763] UKHL 2 Paton 68, 71 and 73).

      (13) The Scottish Act of Union and the English Act of Union, in addition to the Claim of Right(article 2), refer to the subjects of either kingdom as existing at the Union, and in such a way as to allow the inference that, as well as the common citizenship of the United Kingdom(article 4), the status of English subject and Scottish subject would be maintained (articles 6, 15, 18 and 25).

      (59) Scottish nationality has apparently been and continues to be acquired by birth in Scotland, or by birth abroad to a parent born in Scotland (with the usual exceptions), or pursuant to specific legislation. Some Scottish nationals or Scottish subjects will be Commonwealth, rather than UK, citizens’

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      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Pug.

        Why don’t the Scots use the Dominion voting machine for their next referendum vote.
        Then, they can have whatever result they want.
        It will never be questioned because of it’s part of the most secure and honest vote ever in the USA

        One problem might be if the hated English supply these Dominion machines which means the result will go the way the English want.

        Unless the USA wants a different result and their Dominion machines will give the result the USA wants.

        One thing you can guarantee, there will be ‘no evidence’ showing any vote fixing (unless you look for it and then it will be hushed up)

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      • JimS says:

        Under Para (12) above David Cameron is a Scot.

        That means that from 1997 to 2019 the UK was continuously ruled by Scots.

        Irish Republican Nichola Sturgeon is just jealous of the free trips to Brussels and Davos.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Pug:

        You will notice that the Scottish National Socialists always talk about “the people living in Scotland” as the electorate in any referendum.

        In this way, you can see that they plan to give the vote to any immigrants who turned up yesterday, but deny the vote to all the Scots who live in other parts of the UK.

        In any future referendum, the Westminster government really needs to crack down on this. David Cameron handled it in a typically amateurish old-Etonian way, and nearly paid the price. He didn’t learn of course, and his luck ran out in the next referendum.

        At the very least, any future Scottish referendum must be limited to voters aged over 18. No non-British people should be allowed to vote, and anyone born in Scotland, but living elsewhere in the UK must have a vote. Scotland is still their homeland even if they live south of the border.

        Added to this, the future economic relationship of Scotland to the rest of the UK must be set out. The Scots Nazis must not be allowed to get away with fudging vital questions such as which currency Scotland will use (hint: not the pound sterling).

        Only if these safeguards are in place should another Scottish referendum be contemplated, and it should be a condition that no more such referenda should be allowed for at least 50 years.

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    • G says:

      s.trubble,

      “I hope as a Scot and a British subject that Boris is laying a trap for the SNP”. If the case, he’ll balls it up as an absolute certainty.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      Sadly, the outgoing PM, Doris is not clever enough to lay a trap for the SNP.

      He has just repeated something he overheard or read about somewhere and has been caught out whilst vocalising loudly in the presence of others…

      He will retract, withdraw, pontificate and generally waffle about things, but at the end of the day do nothing.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Boris’s attempts at setting a trap will be as successful as Wile E. Coyote’s efforts against the Road Runner.

        Beep beep!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        TWW, “Sadly, the outgoing PM, Doris is not clever enough to lay a trap for the SNP. ”
        1. If he bungles Brexit then he IS toast; the back-benchers will have him replaced by Rishi Sunak.
        2. Cummings would have been clever enough and now he’s gone. Bojo, what have you done!

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  25. Guest Who says:

    OT, but #researchsuggests 👲🏿

    The MSM is beyond saving now.

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  26. pugnazious says:

    The BBC is campaigning against people who have concerns about vaccines…the BBC dismisses them with the perjorative term ‘anti-vaxxers’ which has negative connotations and implies that whatever they say is false and part of a conspiracy theory….the BBC does not take their concerns seriously….the BBC has adopted a disturbing attitude to anyone who questions certain, not all, orthodiwies…essentially putting them in the stocks and abusing them publicly and ritualistically rather than engage in normal debate…this is how they react to those who ask questions about race, immigration, climate, Islam, vaccines, are Trump or Brexit supporters.

    Andrew Wakefield published, in The Lancet, his claims in 1998 [now retracted of course]….and I thought…what happened to the rate of autism in the following years?

    Maybe coincidence or me completely misunderstanding the data but there was a sharp drop in levels of autism for children born in 1998…any chance that was due to parents seeing Wakefield’s claims and refusing to have the triple vaccination…and as a result fewer kids became autistic? The levels begin to creep up later but maybe because of doubts about Wakefield’s claims meant parents gradually decided to take the ‘risk’ of the triple jab.

    May just be entirely coincidence but you can see why it is important to take concerns seriously when such data is available and not dismiss people raising concerns as nutters and lunatics.

    From the BMJ…

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    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673697110960/fulltext

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/60510.stm

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    • JimS says:

      There were, according to your graph, dips in 1989, 1991 and 1994 too, why was that?

      Mass vaccination has been around for a good sixty years so why has ‘autism’ become a ‘thing’, almost as if it was invented in 1988 and got more popular ever since? A pretty linear growth rate indeed, don’t you think? Could it map the rise in mother-only households, the feminisation of education, women’s football?

      It’s almost like people only begin to notice something when other people claim to have noticed it.

      (Probably explains why the MSM is determined not to notice anyone noticing fraud in the US election!)

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Jim, “Could it map the rise in mother-only households, the feminisation of education, women’s football?”

        Could add to that drug use, alcohol use and mis-diagnosis; distant past, past, near present times.

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  27. vlad says:

    While the lying BBC persists in its nothing-to-see-here attitude towards allegations of vote rigging against Dominion / Smartmatic, a contact in Venezuela informs me that it’s common knowledge there that the software was developed specifically to get the Chavistas into power and keep them there.

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  28. vlad says:

    THIS is how to treat the lying beeb: with the contempt they so richly deserve.
    A Trump rally organiser begins an interview with a snide BBC ‘reporter’ (I use the term loosely) with the words:

    “Your country’s opinions stopped mattering in our country in 1776, so when you’re putting this fake news on your network…”

    Touché!

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  29. StewGreen says:

    Glasgow City Council pledges to block misinformers on Facebook
    including those who say “Lockdowns don’t work”.

    The Glasgow-Diss-connect.

    https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18875829.glasgow-city-council-block-covid-deniers-mask-decriers-anti-vaxxers-social-media-channels/

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Daily Mail ”A great-grandmother will be evicted from her care home after having an ‘unauthorised’ visit through an open patio door with her police officer daughter.
    Elizabeth Bow, 78, who has dementia, has been ordered to leave Aspen Hill Village”

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  31. StewGreen says:

    TalkRadio now
    Sky News exclusive: A total of 682 children referred for ‘far right involvement’ in 2017-18, compared with 131 in 2014-15 – a more than five-fold increase,”
    FFS no one calls 17 year olds children, they are youths.
    The report talks up “a few under 10”
    “The total for 2017-18 includes 24 children under the age of 10.”
    Also interesting they don’t give 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 data

    I take that is that the NGO has compiled PR and gone to Sky.
    All reports quote Nigel Bromage, founder of Exit UK
    ” former neo-Nazi tells Sky News that video games and extremist content on social media are being used to recruit children.”

    Of course all non-defensive violence is wrong
    and he was right to stop when he got into it.
    But the issue of failing to stop Islamic terrorism or lefty-terrorism cos attention is misdirected towards to concerns for the far-right.

    There is a saying in analysis “show me the bodies”
    And there are lots of dead bodies from attacks by organised Islamist terrorism
    but none-from actual far right organised terrorism.

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  32. G says:

    What is, ‘Benford’s Law’?

    Simples!

    A decent explanation but importantly, visualise the Benfords curve in your mind:

    https://towardsdatascience.com/what-is-benfords-law-and-why-is-it-important-for-data-science-312cb8b61048

    Mindful of the Benford’s curve/graph, take Milwaukee, 325 Wards included. Analisys applying Benford’s Law:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/bidens_vote_tallies_and_benfords_law.html

    Note, this was immediately ‘Locked’ by Twitter and Facebook. Something they don’t want slipping out……………

    Chicago?
    https://principia-scientific.com/joe-bidens-votes-violate-benfords-law-mathematics/

    Distributions that would not be expected to obey Benford’s law
    Where numbers are assigned sequentially: e.g. check numbers, invoice numbers
    Where numbers are influenced by human thought: e.g. prices set by psychological thresholds ($1.99)
    Accounts with a large number of firm-specific numbers: e.g. accounts set up to record $100 refunds
    Accounts with a built-in minimum or maximum
    Distributions that do not span an order of magnitude of numbers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law#Distributions_known_to_disobey_Benford's_law

    Clearly, the first on this list would apply.

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  33. Dobyns says:

    Apologies if this has already been covered

    Bye Biden Oldsters

    Soylent Green was supposed to be science fiction, not a blueprint

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/16/biden-covid-advisor-those-older-than-75-should-get-vaccines-last/

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  34. Red Pill says:

    Brendan O’Neill is bang on the money here – https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/17/boris-has-bottled-out-of-the-culture-wars/

    All the signs point towards Boris being about to make a marked change in political direction and selling out the right-leaning electorate that gave him such a decisive majority. RIP Democracy.

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  35. digg says:

    I think we need to think very carefully over the “Boris now under girlfriends woke thumb” story being pushed hard by the BBC.

    The BBC are 100% the mouthpiece for Labour and just want a Labour Government so they have adopted what I would call “Jenga tactics”, i.e. keep pulling out pieces until the whole lot crashes down.

    Their current mission is to alienate Boris and therefore the Conservative government from the hordes of Northern voters who swept him into power because without this there is little chance of a Labour turnaround.

    So seizing on the as yet unproven “story” that Cummings, the evil Brexit architect has been given his cards (nudge, nudge, was it Carrie?) they are now trying the next step up which is to trash Boris as a hard-headed negotiator.

    What better way to change the minds of all those stalwart Northern folk than to show Boris as being a cuckold to a woke girly?

    There is no way they want Boris to become acceptable to the woke left, they simply want him to be unacceptable to the Red Wall voters….

    I think we will watch this strategy unfold over the coming weeks and months. I would hope that Boris and his close advisors see this and take firm steps to nip it in the bud.

    A good start would be to grow some balls and halt the talks with the circling sharks and BBC buddies in the EU and leave now with no deal, job done!

    Boris should certainly not go all pinky, greeny to try to cosy up to a possible new left wing Government in the USA, they won’t give a damn anyway, money is all they will care about!

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    • Red Pill says:

      I wish that were true, but I think there’s real substance to it unfortunately. The Times seems to have a pretty close ear to the internal goings-on in government, and they have said pretty much the same thing (not necessarily the same opinion, but the same in terms of where the power shift is and subsequent politics are heading). But, like you say, let’s wait and see how all this actually unfolds.

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  36. pugnazious says:

    https://twitter.com/TiceRichard/status/1328666061848375317/photo/1

    Lots of dodgy or contradictory ‘facts’ going around about testing in Liverpool. Who to believe eh?

    Guido questions the above tweet saying…

    ‘Lateral Flow tests have been rolled out for mass testing of mainly asymptomatic people. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests on the other hand are for those with symptoms. It is not a surprise, therefore, that the PCR tests are seeing a higher proportion of positive results… ‘

    But that’s not true….according to the BMJ people get both tests…

    ‘All participants receive two tests, the standard PCR test and the rapid turnaround (within 1 hour) lateral flow Innova test. ‘

    Not only that they say that a far too high a proportion are false positives….

    ‘The false positive rate of 0.6% means that at the current prevalence in Liverpool, for every person found truly positive, at least one other may be wrongly required to self-isolate. As prevalence drops, this will become much worse.’

    Liverpool City Council give us their stats which suggest not all get both tests but many do…‘ Total of 119,054 Liverpool residents tested – some people have had both lateral flow and PCR tests’…..


    71,684 Liverpool residents tested using lateral flow
    51,855 Liverpool residents tested using PCR
    Total of 119,054 Liverpool residents tested – some people have had both lateral flow and PCR tests

    In addition, 13,775 people from neighbouring areas have been tested using lateral flow
    There have been 588 positive lateral flow tests – 439 of which have been Liverpool residents’

    The BBC tells us that…

    ‘Covid-19: Liverpool mass-testing finds 700 cases with no symptoms’
    ‘A mass Covid-19 testing trial in Liverpool has found 700 people unknowingly had the virus.

    Public Health England director Dr Susan Hopkins said nearly 100,000 people had been tested over the last 10 days.

    She stressed that these positive cases would have not been detected otherwise.’

    So the BBC seems to be inflating the figure and using it to hype the fear along the lines of….‘So many people have the deadly virus but don’t know it…..’

    Actually the figures seem to make the opposite case assuming PCR tests go mainly to those with symptoms as Guido suggests…..only 3% of those with symptoms actually test positive and 0.6% of those who have no symptoms test positive…and they are unlikely to be very infectious according to the BMJ…

    ‘Many asymptomatic people testing positive for covid-19 are probably relatively uninfectious.’

    It is generally accepted that we were past the peak of infections before the latest lockdown was imposed…thus the rise in deaths we see now must be at or near the peak…just under 2,000 for a week [next weeks release of figures will be interesting]…..the BBC keeps telling us that the figures are comparable to those in April…..er…when deaths ‘with’ covid were nearly 9,000/week in week 16.

    The second wave is nowhere near as deadly as the first and the number of people testing positive is a result of a massively increased testing capability and not a massive rise in infection that the BBC tries to tell us is the reason….if we’d tested back in April at this level no doubt we’d have had even more people tetsing positive.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    The Big Green Red & Black Flag still flying outside BBC building to signify who is in residence

    4:30pm Poet Vanessa Kisuule and environmental writer Jonathon Porritt talk books with presenter Harriett Gilbert. Jonathon chooses Hiroshima “traces the lives of these six characters in the forty years after the atomic bomb.”

    Vanessa picks the graphic novel Sabrina “Teddy spends his days listening to Albert Douglas, a radio host who has built a following by claiming that most acts of terrorism are staged by a government eager to strip the American people of their freedom”

    and Harriett goes for a poetry collection: Inside the Wave (poetry about the “borderline between the living and the dead”)

    at 3:30pm nother Green prog : I Believe I Can Fly?
    Tom Heap asks what lies ahead for aviation and its environmental impact, post-pandemic.

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  38. StewGreen says:

    11:30am a black person’s prog about British folklore
    “Being of Caribbean and British descent, Zakia is sensitive to the darker histories that connect these two places ”
    – BAME musician telling us Things that English people think were invented here weren’t
    – feminist morris troupe,
    etc.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Oh God, don’t you just want to say “oh, f……..k off” to the lot of ’em.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      I listened to 5 minutes then off switch…apparently there is no evidence of British Culture and Identity..

      WTF!
      The BBC needs defunding disbanding and debunking

      Does R4 have any listeners any more? I doubt it…

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  39. StewGreen says:

    R4 10am Woman’s Hour “The woman who developed the idea of net-zero emissions*, Farhana Yamin is number 2 on this year’s WH power list.
    Plus Jo Whitfield, CEO Co-op Food and artist Chila Kumari Burman.”

    * I have doubt
    NZE mentioned at the beginning of Twitter in Nov 2008
    Farhana Yamin first mentioned on Twitter Aug 14, 2009
    She is an internationally recognised environmental lawyer, #ClimateChange and development policy expert

    First mention of her and NZE December 2014
    “Farhana Yamin’s simple yet radical idea: zero emissions
    Ms. Yamin has been a key actor in getting that ambitious goal into the discussion of carbon emission reductions under way at the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.”
    https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2014/1212/Farhana-Yamin-s-simple-yet-radical-idea-zero-emissions

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  40. StewGreen says:

    “Christmas of course has long been a festival of white supremacy”

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  41. StewGreen says:

    Extinction Rebellion’s finest moment.
    Ex-soldier who led Cenotaph XR protest is convicted heroin dealer who is also accused of abusing his disabled wife https://mol.im/a/8942583

    “jailed for four years in 2007 after being caught pushing his wheelchair-bound wife around the streets of Cambridge – while peddling heroin at the same time.”

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    • Red Pill says:

      I’m sure that’s heading straight for the BBC headline article; right next to another article explaining that the wheelchair-bound wife is, in fact, a right-wing Nazi that’s performed mind control on this poor left-wing chap and… ahh no, that can’t happen, wheelchair person is female. Try again: seller of wife’s wheelchair is found to be bearded, tattooed man – who normally wears a Trump t-shirt and is a member of the Nazi party – who performed mind control on poor left-wing chap to do horrible right-wing things like selling drugs and abusing wife. He was also made to commit the heinous crime of saying that he thought he was a ‘man’, and that he considered his wife to be a ‘woman’. He is currently undergoing brain-washing reversal by BBC staff.

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  42. StewGreen says:

    Countryside Alliance is pushing their Chris Packham tweets story

    but AFAIK Sept 2020
    “BBC has told Gary Lineker, Chris Packham and other outspoken stars they will not be bound by New impartiality rules.”
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/04/bbc-tells-gary-lineker-stars-will-not-bound-tim-davies-impartiality/

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Considering that Gary Lineker is THE thorn in the public’s side then why are we not surprised. In fact aside from these two and Maitless, I’m hard pushed to think of any other ‘outspoken’ stars that these rules would apply to ! I do wonder how far Lineker would have to go before he IS reprimanded by the BBC, because he’s apparently bombproof and knows it.

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    • Seppers says:

      Chris Packham’s ok; I swear he was once inserting punk song titles into sentences on autumn watch.

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  43. Guest Who says:

    Often RT’d by BBC American BS, amazingly.

    If the New Yorker had a BFF, it would be the BBC.

    Now, let’s just check their main line up for diversity…

    Male, white
    Male, white
    Male, white
    Female, peroxide white

    Oh well.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Oops, forgot… the new fact checker.

      Oh,

      Female, white, blonde, possibly still natural..

      They could have sent the other one, but I guess he didn’t ‘fit’?

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  44. Guest Who says:

    The BBC and stealth edits.

    I was following this from the start because of the pile on, which is often media mates driven.

    It fascinates how some incur full wrath whilst others get a gentle private reminder and quietly deal with the problem, with no more fuss.

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  45. pugnazious says:

    BBC spreading appalling and dangerous lies…..once again creating an impression that Britain is a racist and unwelcoming place for black people.

    Black children wait the longest to get adopted…this is because…the BBC just told me…black potential adopters are afraid of the racist system given Grenfell, Windrush, systemic racism and white supremacy.

    Might suggest if they are so afraid it is more to do with the likes of the BBC spreading such lies and fears than reality. Perhaps if the BBC told them how the system worked, how to apply and why instead of whipping up fear and paranoia it might help.

    …..and so many adoption agencies are run by charities….who provide massive support to black people who want to adopt….and I’m sure most local authority agencies provide excellent services…shame the BBC doesn’t actually provide a proper report instead of giving voice to those with an axe to grind.

    https://www.pactcharity.org/adoption/about-adoption/bme-adoption-0

    https://www.coram.org.uk/news/black-children-wait-longer-adoption-any-other-ethnic-group

    And it looks like local authorities are desperate and very welcoming for Bame adopters….here’s Bolton Council….
    https://www.bolton.gov.uk/news/article/868/you-can-adopt-call-for-black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-adopters

    ‘You Can Adopt: Call for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Adopters’
    ‘Karen Barrick, Head of Service at Adoption Now, states: “We have a number of BAME children awaiting adoption. Adoption transforms the lives of those it touches and we’re asking anyone who has ever thought about adoption, to talk to us as we are open as usual, offerring support and advice about becoming an adopter, the process, and adoption support. Whether you’re married, single, gay or heterosexual, don’t rule yourself out, if you think you might be able to give a child or children a loving home, please get in touch”. ‘

    Sound very racist and bigoted don’t they?

    Absolutely sick of the BBC’s poisonous and toxic narratives about Britain.

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    • Red Pill says:

      To give perspective, we need the % of white parents adopting BAME children and, vitally, the % of BAME parents adopting white children. That % then has to be weighted against the ratio of BAME/white children available for adoption. I must admit I didn’t read the article, but knowing the BBC I very much doubt that the numbers have been weighted correctly or given a proper comparison. Just love being lectured about white privilege by an army of truly privileged, white Middle class, Uni-educated, woke, tossers!

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  46. Eddy Booth says:

    LIVE
    Sturgeon announces ‘short and sharp’ level 4 move
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-54971208

    Like being back in the Thatcher era:
    fight crime by giving young offenders a “short, sharp shock”
    Or just tazer everyone into submission on the back of the annual flu virus

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Lord Ahmed story doesn’t mention one important word in its title or entire text.
    Clue : the party that kicked him out a few years ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54975932

       14 likes

  48. Laughing at Lefties says:

    OAN have just reported that Ukraine wants Joe Biden on felony charges.

    The dominoes are falling.

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  49. G.W.F. says:

    BBC News. Cricket is structurally racist.
    Not enough cricketers of colour and no coloured umpires.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      Ha. More Al Beeb race baiting bullshit again.
      The late 70s and 80s saw many black West Indians plying their trade in the English county game. They were good at what they did. Bowl fast or hit the ball hard. Nowadays. Not so many because WI cricket is a bit of a shambles. Plenty of black players for England at the highest levels, Devon Malcolm, Alec Tudor, Gladstone Small to name a few, not forgetting Al Beebs latest pin up Joffre Archer.

      They really are race-baiting barstewards

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    • moggie63 says:

      The bats, bales and wickets are unnecessarily pale as well.

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