300 Responses to Weekend Thread 28 Nov 2020

  1. pugnazious says:

    Richard Madeley talks clearly and sensibly about the unfolding disaster….where do you ever hear the like on the BBC?

    The government lies and lies and lies to us…first the lockdown was to last mere weeks, it lasted months, it was to ‘protect the NHS’ but that became ‘save every life at any cost’, the lockdown would end the threat and we’d pretty much return to normal with a few local lockdowns, the ‘whack-a-mole’ principle…it never happened, the lockdowns just didn’t work…which is why we end up in…another lockdown….which we were told would end on December 2nd….but in fact it has been rolled out again under a different name, and often with more severe restrictions….now we’re told it’ll all be OK by April…trust us says Boris.

    All this, the excessive, confused and largely panic-stricken response by ministers to this pandemic, justified by lies, dodgy, fake, data and the use of terror to scare us into submission….all that arbitrary, unjust, intrusive and infantilising hectoring from the Government….all this is pointless and useless…..and a vaccine will not save you….the lockdowns will continue ‘until the vaccines are proven effective’….and they never will be…how effective is the flu jab? Every year it’s a winter meltdown in the NHS….so, on the precautionary principle, we’ll just stay in some sort of lockdown permanently.

    Think not? Just look at what Mad Hancock said the other day….the common cold must be treated in the same way as the coronavirus…we must not go into work if we have a sniffle….it puts our work colleagues at risk….thus we must isolate and presumably anyone who came into contact with us must also isolate….no doubt the same call to ‘protect the NHS’ from the winter flu epidemic will be used to justify continued lockdowns….Raab is already threatening us with Lockdown 3.

    Any business that has been forced to close and been bankrupted due to the government’s lies should put in a bill to them…make them accountable…even personally…send the bill to Messrs Hancock and Johnson Chaos Unlimited. If you’ve been fined £10,000 based on their lies….send them the bill. Have your day in court.

    Oh….and getting to the theme of this site…also send a bill to the BBC which has failed spectacularly to do its job, it has failed the people as it became the government mouthpiece endlessly and unquestioningly promoting government lies.

    The BBC was part of the pro-lockdown pressure group that forced the government into the lockdown and down this disastrous and never-ending path to ruin….your business destroyed, your job gone forever, your family broken up, your home lost, your mental health broken, you’re getting beaten by your partner, your community, society, nation being torn apart?

    The BBC helped do that. The most dangerous organisation in Britain.

    Send it the bill.


    • Tish says:

      It’s all about control.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yesterday Chris Tarrant came on
      and came across as a true-believer in lockdowns.


    • Doobster78 says:

      There was a report on the BBC earlier from a member of SAGE warning us about Christmas, fear mongering about January and stating the rules should not be amended for Xmas.

      The BBC lap it up.

      Isn’t it odd how every “leading” scientist the BBC get are always the fear promoting ones.

      There are of course, many, “leading” scientist who have the differing view but you will not see them on the BBC . Just doesn’t suit the narrative of fear so BBC not interested.

      They really are scum.


      • Old Goat says:

        The “leading” scientists are all, like the government, fully paid-up members of the Great Reset clique. The “science” is unimportant. What IS important, is the the plebs being frightened into submission, and doing as they’re told, without demur. Therefore, the MSM are fully on-board, too, and are encouraged to broadcast the message, without there being room for scientific dissenters.

        And we, like sheep, lap it up, unquestioningly.

        The bulk of the population in the Former UK, and elsewhere, have been turned. Why people are so gullible, defeats me – particularly when they have been warned, all along, what’s happening.

        French citizens, however, manifestly have other ideas – those ideas should be rapidly catching on in the Former UK, but alas all people seem able to do, is walk around, and shout. The police should be put under a bit lot more pressure…


  2. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently “The Crown “ documentary series now has to have a ‘ health warning ‘ saying that some of this stuff isnt real .

    I mean as if theyd make that stuff up

    The german woman who impersonates olivia coleman does a good job …


  3. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 today
    23 progs have the (r) for repeat next to them.
    Those that don’t include the news progs and Desert Island Discs, the Poetry prog and not much else.


  4. The Mouse says:

    As we approach the season when Christians should be especially even more charitable and giving I would like to provide the BBC with an early NEWS present even though I know they don’t really do all NEWS.

    The following from Reuters.
    ZABARMARI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Villagers in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants while security forces searched for dozens of people who are still missing. Roughly 30 of the men killed were also beheaded in the attack, which began on Saturday morning in Zabarmari village in northeast Borno state. Residents said a total of 70 people are feared dead.

    While no group claimed responsibility, such massacres have been carried out in the past by Boko Haram or the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). They are both active in the region, where Islamic militants have killed at least 30,000 people in the past decade.

    Merry Christmas BBC. I may be able to find a few more presents to help you.

    PS: I hope you are interested as you claim BLM.

    The Mouse


  5. Concrete sea says:

    You live and learn.
    From a Beeb ‘feature’. There are about 10 of these features and at least 6 show a non white face. This one under the title of ‘I didn’t know other LGBT Muslims existed’

    Shaz (I’m guessing that’s not an abbreviation of Sharon) who is Muslim says she didn’t know there were other people like her until she joined a social media platform where she now has 30,000 followers one year after joining.
    TikTok is now her “safe space”, she says. Personally I prefer the shed or the garage and sometimes under the dining room table, but each to their own
    Shaz and other LGBT Muslims have been using it to talk about their identity and connect a community, as BBC LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte reports.
    I can’t really say I’m that interested or bothered until it gets shoved in my face. The only real concern is that I last thought it was not LGBT, but LGBTQ. I’m either out of touch (tut tut) or perhaps Q has broken away and the Beeb not only has an LGBT correspondent, but also a Q correspondent. One of life’s mysteries.


    • StewGreen says:

      AFAIK Shazia is a common Muslim girls name in Pak/Bangla


    • StewGreen says:

      There is no BBC section marked “Features”
      but I do know what you mean
      There is usually a bar on a news page marked “Watch/Listen” wtih a number of these woke videos
      I think they use a hidden tag “curated topic” but it doesn’t show up on a search.
      The videos are almpst always NOT news but rather magazine type clips.

      There’s a News Round page
      “Islamophobia Awareness Month: History-making Muslims you need to know about”


  6. tomo says:

    Those voting machines burn awfully easily


  7. StewGreen says:

    R4 Book prog
    – East German author says how good lefe was in East Germany
    … she went onto to talk about a Syrian illegal, who she said was her great inspiration
    – Then a discussion about Zamian’s We the Bolshevik era prelude to 1984
    .. Margaret Attwood ended by saying Trump is a totalitarian


  8. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Why are people still supporting Boros Johnson when his party are now more of a lefty party and no longer Conservative.

    Why are people supporting Tier Starmer when his party are extreme left wing and no longer Labour.

    Why would anybody support the Liberal Democrat’s who are neither liberals or democrats.

    It’s all ready for Nigel.
    The whole of the right wing (and the centre) is there for the taking.

    I just hope that for the next GE our government/politicians don’t get the dominion voting machines because it would be pointless voting as the machines would be pre-programmed (probably labour’s turn next)


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Maybe people are supporting the whole parliament due to generous furlough handouts, plus the printed money inflating housing and stock bubbles ,
      Shorter answer– self interest.


    • StewGreen says:

      “people are still supporting Boris Johnson ”
      .. who is ?
      apart from a few Tory MP’s who hope to get a kickback party donation from green energy firms who hope to get SUBSIDY £s


  9. Dobyns says:

    Truth …



    • JimS says:

      Shouldn’t it be Black Community Chest?

      Communities seem to be the exclusive preserve of minorities.


  10. digg says:

    CNN reports…

    In Japan, government statistics show suicide claimed more lives in October than Covid-19 has over the entire year to date. The monthly number of Japanese suicides rose to 2,153 in October, according to Japan’s National Police Agency. As of Friday, Japan’s total Covid-19 toll was 2,087, the health ministry said.

    Coming to a Country near you soon!

    Boris will probably make suicide illegal….


  11. JimS says:

    Jon Sopel in The Daily Mail tells us:

    “On the day that Joe Biden past the magic number of 270 votes in the electoral college with victory in Pennsylvania, the president had announced to his 80+ million Twitter followers that there would be an important news conference from his legal team at the Four Seasons, Philadelphia. ”

    My understanding is that the Electoral College votes are expected to be tabulated in the first week of January in a joint meeting between the two houses of congress.

    Is ‘the beauty’ spreading ‘fake news’? Mariella please advise.


  12. StewGreen says:

    Cos #Diversity means airing the same London mates again and again
    tonight on Sky Arts
    : Melvyn Bragg talks to black author Bernardine Evaristo,
    the first black woman to win the Booker Prize
    Her book .. interconnected short stories following the lives of 12 characters, mainly black women.

    She also talks about her childhood in south London
    and “the creative influences that inspired her to become . . . a powerful voice for equality and diversity”.


  13. StewGreen says:

    Tonights countryfile was the hippy tree hugger special

    6:15pm BBC One – Countryfile, Plant Britain
    The launch of an ambitious project to get us all planting to help combat climate change.

    Tweet from the PR agency of the Big Green hedgefund


  14. vlad says:

    “The Crown should carry fiction warning”, says the BBC.

    “The BBC news should carry fiction warning”, some people would say.


  15. theisland says:

    “We have suppression by the press … you can’t have a scandal if nobody reports about it”


  16. Sluff says:

    Had your Diazepam this evening?
    You’ll need it.

    BBC 1 Countryfile is having a Climate Crisis special.
    They have linked up with the increasingly LeftMob politicised National Trust to go for virtue-signalling gold and plant some woodland. They have signed up lots of little children who are suitably on-message.
    It is just total pious wall-to-wall ‘virtue’.
    They’ve signed up the Prince of Wales and the …..wait for it……Dalai Lama.

    Absolutely disgraceful biased waste of licence fee money.
    Pass the razor blades.


    • Deborah says:

      I switched on Countryfile in time to see the miniature forest as it was described. It was the size of a tennis court and I would have called it a small copse. I also saw the presenter in a wheelchair, (have I identified him by his disability and is it allowed?) interviewing someone planting trees. He asked how many trees were planted in a day. The answer was 1500. The planter responded, ‘that’s a lot of trees’ but it highlighted the depth of the questioning. Then the programme went to Hackney. I thought the programme was called Countryfile not inner city file.
      Just to finish off, one day or two the weather this week will be ‘below par’, referring to temperature. I assume weather is 50% of the time ‘below par’ by definition.
      Perhaps you can tell that I really shouldn’t bother watching Countryfile.


  17. king crimson says:

    No diazepam, Sluff – we keep that for our epileptic dog…but Mrs C watches country file “for the weather” and I’m hitting the vin rouge a bit harder than usual. It is a truly vile programme. Cheers.


  18. Dover Sentry says:

    I went to buy a Christmas tree this afternoon. The sale was conducted out of doors in a parking area.

    Everybody apart from me was wearing a mask.

    Folk are being conditioned to wear a mask even when it is not required.



  19. StewGreen says:

    BBC Staff activist roles at The Wildlife Trust
    BBC censured anti-meat prog presenter Liz Bonnin is President
    Gillian Burke presenter of (season) Watch is Vice President.

    @BBCStudios tweeted about her NEW job
    Natural History Unit reveal Penguins: Meet the Family narrated by @lizbonnin
    Meerkat: A Dynasties Special narrated by Sir David Attenborough



  20. StewGreen says:

    BBC and it’s funny maths systems
    Hundreds get wrong results due to Covid test error
    How do you get the headline “Hundreds” when it says in the article…

    More than 1,300 people who gave samples between 19 and 23 November received positive results, when the tests were actually void.

    That is a lot or errors
    occasional errors can be expected, but those 1,300 might have lost salary and business cos they did the right thing and isolated.


  21. taffman says:

    Yesterday I received yet another red letter asking me if I will be in on the 5th Dec? Are they coming to burgle my house or are they stalking me ?


    • Dover Sentry says:

      Throughout December I am told that they will be dropping off a crate of brown ale in the spirit of Christmas.


    • Rich says:


      Apparently they’re then nipping across the Irish Sea to visit me on the 10th. I’ll ask them for you.


  22. taffman says:

    If I was the head poobah of Al Beeb and my viewing and listening figures were falling like a dead parrot I would certainly find out why?
    It would be embarrassing if that person was running a manufacturing company and its incoming was dropping and he did nothing about it .


    • The Mouse says:


      What if you were the head poobah of of an organisation like the Al Beeb and you got paid no matter what the viewing figures were and you had a gold-plated pension to boot. You can do what the hell you want when the Government also don’t give a toss.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Mouse – what you say is part of the big problem . They should have been dealt with long ago . But I think Tory politicians of all varieties see it as more trouble than it’s worth ….


      • taffman says:

        The Mouse
        Remedy – We need a new government. A government with MPs that do give a toss not like this lot of sheep.


  23. Tabs says:

    Is Anita Rani the BBC Bradford promotor?

    She was on The One Show a few days ago and kept mentioning “Bradford” about 20 times. “I’m from Bradford…”, “When I see my family in Bradford…”, “I love Bradford”, “Bradford is a great place…” etc.

    I just flicked through the channels and was on BBC1 Countryfile for less than 30 seconds when Anita Rani pops up and says “Bradford” twice in 2 sentences.


    • StewGreen says:

      That’s funny cos last month when she did her London home walk with Clare Balding on Radio4, she failed to mention Bradford.
      … I might have just lied.


    • Northern Voter says:

      During my youth,about 40 years ago, playing Rugby Union up North in Yorkshire, we used to play Bradford and Bingley, the team not the building society, and Bradford Salem. To pass the time driving from the M62 to Bradford we would play spot the white man. It was difficult then, God alone knows what it’s like now.


  24. StewGreen says:

    Cornwall : White imported rapist sentenced to 20 years for 3 rapes.
    Clinton Ferreira, to me that name seems Portuguese, but he’s South African
    and there is a small ethnic Portuguese population in South Africa.
    I wonder how he came to be here since 2011.


    • taffman says:

      Here is the rub with the EU, they export their terrorists to us across the Channel and in return we give them all our fish .


      • Concrete sea says:


        Very true. Freight from Scotland full of delicious Scottish shellfish is driven to the South Coast, by ferry to France and then to its final destination, Spain. The lorries return empty bar an illegal or two
        However on a positive note Mcdonalds, who heavily advertise the fact that their beef comes from England or Ireland neglect to mention that the fish burger thing they sell comes from the Bering Sea (It is real fish apparently- Alaskan Pollock). So we do import fish as well as terrorists.


    • Concrete sea says:


      Perhaps this mans immigration status is still being processed. It takes time to consider these matters.
      In 2011 we didn’t have the Points system for Immigration (coming soon), which in years to come will be Pritti’s greatest achievement. Unfortunately that doesn’t say very much as it will be an abject failure/will not make a jot of difference.
      For those wishing to claim asylum the Points System does not apply, which probably covers 90% of the illegal arrivals. Even those from war torn (?) Albania use the A word and they get to stay, at least long enough to abscond into their community. The snowflake brigade then try to stop deportation of any murderers, rapists and molesters on humanitarian grounds.


  25. taffman says:

    \\Covid and schools: ‘Children know things aren’t right’//
    Al Beeb telling us the bleeding obvious. I am of the opinion that they get kids to write their headlines.


  26. Doobster78 says:

    Remember everyone. NO EVIDENCE !!!

    But Lewis knows best !!!!


  27. StewGreen says:

    Pakistan thread about Catholic girl abducted
    and other forced conversions.


  28. Laughing at Lefties says:

    More relevant now than ever. There’s no way Trump didn’t foresee this fraud and have a plan to expose it.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Why when I bought the Times did I get a 2 page article from cabinet minister Michael Gove ?

    and then why is praised by an editor the iNews paper ?


  30. StewGreen says:

    Belgium court : Iranian diplomat on trial for huge bomb plot
    Almost unbelievable accusation that he planned to kill 5 British MP and Rudy Giuliani


  31. Northern Voter says:

    O/T, but I was watching Channel 5 this afternoon, all the programmes were sponsored by a Dating Agency called “Match”. Unfortunately the people in the ads would be mismatched in the real world. Three ads, 1, black male, white female, 2, white male, black female, and 3, two females.


  32. Dover Sentry says:

    I see a future where the ‘community’ will police itself. Our locals are ready to do that and patrol the streets after dark in groups of three wearing hi-viz jackets and on a rota.

    We are looking at the purchase of cctv which is now incredibly cheap and easy to install. (No authority is needed if viewing a public place).

    What dealings we’ve had with the police amount to nothing of use. Not the fault of the front-line police individually, but their masters call the shots.


  33. Square-Eyed says:


    We’ve had police arresting anti-lockdown protesters by the score this weekend, the witness of Tommy Robinson in a video on this site to the duplicity of the police and justice system, and there is the recurring problem of Christian gospel preachers wrongly arrested. We also know of certain groups that seem to get a free pass on assembling. Do you think those “calling the shots” are within the Police, the security services or the Government?


    • Dover Sentry says:

      My view?
      The media call the shots led by the BBC. The government follow the media.


    • digg says:

      I think it’s called the third column and its very very active in the UK media right now. There is a very determined effort to control the police and the media to bring about a revolution in the rights of ordinary UK citizens.

      We are entering an age of darkness and duplicity. The average Joe will be needed to rise up against this before it’s too late, It just happened in the USA and it certainly headed our way now.


  34. theisland says:

    Labour peer Lord Malloch Brown seems to have his finger in the pie.



  35. StewGreen says:

    Times Magazine has PR article for the BBC prog Anton Ferdinand “Racism and Me”
    When Terry used shocking racist language in a clash with Rio Ferdinand’s brother, Anton, the incident led to an explosive court case. Anton and his family reveal how the devastating repercussions ended his Premier League career


  36. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    I managed to get behind The Spectator paywall today to be rewarded by a glorious article on Britain by Neil Oliver. It has been published elsewhere over the last 24 hours but to all those like myself who believe in Britain and that it should stay unified this should be a must read. I cannot recommend it highly enough. At a time when malign forces are trying to tear the UK apart it warms the heart.
    I can’t link it from the Spectator and I can’t find where it has been published elsewhere but perhaps Stew or Roland can link it.


  37. digg says:

    The BBC website seems to have morphed into Hello magazine, so many click bait stupid stories about absolutely F all apart from race baiting and celeb crap….

    This is our National Broadcaster and it’s a disgrace….

    Time to pull the plug methinks.