489 Responses to Start the Week Thread 16 November 2020

  1. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Not BBC, more Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates bias.
    I have been searching for another Windows laptop, so when I log on to Amazon up pops a “select your perfect Windows 10 laptop” screen. Which is poorly designed.

    At the bottom of the screen there are two photographs.
    #1 Of an Asian women, from Muzzie rapists and bombers Asia, not Japan.
    #2 Of five women, two as #1, one from Japan/Korea, two possibly European, but they are on the periphery.
    Next I expect all the European women will be as prominent as white men, absent.

    Follow the “learn more” buttons, and a man is shown, black hand on the keyboard.
    Probably borrowed from the BBC archives, where they have eight million photographs of black hands on keyboards, including piano keyboards.
    Where they also have eight million photographs of white hands, holding Crocodile Dundee size knives.
    It must be the BBC “Reality Check” department.

    Several photographs of pale hands, ownership in doubt. Dianne Abbott photographs? No heads shown!
    Eventually, at the bottom of the screen, two white heads.
    Both with a beard, BBC cameras malfunction in the presence of shaved skin.


  2. Fedup2 says:

    Excellent news – let’s hope he turns up in the commons to spend the rest of his burnt out career scowling – or calling out ‘Tory scum ‘ like other members of the shadow cabinet he appointed ….
    But I’m guessing he won’t be going to Israel for his holidays ….


  3. taffman says:

    He’s Back !
    Al Beeb has just announced that Corbyn has been reinstated.
    Did he actually leave ?


    • The WestWyvern says:

      What IS their obsession with magic grandpa Corbin?

      Outside the Islington/momentum bubble no one else gives a flying f@@* about him.


    • theisland says:


      • Guest Who says:

        BBC News

        The UK Labour party has reinstated former leader Jeremy Corbyn into the party, following his suspension last month, the BBC understands.

        Of course they would. They can be very understanding..


      • Lefty Wright says:

        Hang on a tick guys. I would hazard a guess that one of the reasons we have a Conservative — really??? government is down to people’s doubts about Jezza. Where has that got us? Jezza the re-make???? To say I’m disappointed is an understatement but hey ho life goes on.


  4. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news : usual PRasNews items
    including one promoting a Write A Book Campaign
    The main bit was about Black author Danielle
    … the the expert voice was Anota Anand.


  5. StewGreen says:

    BBC4 Some Thatcher bashing tonight
    .. at 10pm They have Boys From the Blackstuff the drama about unemployment
    And it’s preceded by a doco about Mrs Thatcher.


  6. Guest Who says:

    Dick is from Switzerland and… that’s it.


  7. Guest Who says:

    Award season.


  8. Fedup2 says:

    And with that happy news for BBC Asian network – let’s start the midweek thread . Thanks for the contributions ….


  9. StewGreen says:

    Wednesday Woman’s Hour : More Green propaganda
    Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is number three on the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet.
    “She is a tireless campaigner for cleaner air, following the tragic death of her daughter Ella from a series of severe asthma attacks. Since then she’s created powerful change from a grassroots level, influencing the Mayor of London and working with the World Health Organisation.”

    Context : Yes her daughter always had asthma, yes they lived close to the North Circular, yes her daughter died aged 9 in 2013 of asthma complications
    However the link between asthma & traffic is not that rigorous, asthma tends to peak at peak grass pollen time
    so the inquest did not connect the death to traffic

    Suddenly in July 2018 , 5 years after the death the idea of fighting for a fresh inquest came up.
    After petitions after 1.5 years a new inquest was granted and will begin on November 30th

    Kissi-Debrah campaigns closely with Sadiq, however what Sadiq does is not productive.
    He tends to blame London pollution on cars and diesel engines.
    But thing is there are many other causes, and car pollution tends to reduce over time as engine tech advances.
    Sadiqs new cycle lanes have created worse pollution as traffic is more often queuing.


    • StewGreen says:

      Tomorrow’s FAR RIGHT Woman’s Hour
      on the FAR RIGHT bbc also has this item

      If you don’t feel you know enough about gender politics, a new – and free – course is now available online.
      It covers gender equality, gender history and stereotypes.
      New research indicates that nearly 9 million people in Britain don’t really understand what toxic masculinity is
      …. and nearly 8 million people said they didn’t know enough about LGBTQ rights.”