Midweek Thread 16th December 2020

Deal or No Deal Part – Whatever – thankfully for us the BBC continues to self harm . This time they’ve taken on a boxer who doesn’t want to be a ‘sports personality ‘ . Naturally the BBC ignores him .Meanwhile Joe Biden is the President Elect of the USA . Therefore the BBC narrative will change to ‘how long can the dementing old boy last? “ . Let’s see…

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358 Responses to Midweek Thread 16th December 2020

  1. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    Simon mccoy – of BBC autocue reading fame reports thar fellow droid Hugh ‘ gotcha’ Pym was abused when on the tube and told a ladee to wear a mask .

    I dont know if she fell off the ugly tree or whether she was ‘ local ‘


  2. Guest Who says:

    Triumphant how?


  3. vlad says:

    Two days ago I made the mistake of watching the lying BBC’s World News for about 5 minutes, which is about as much as I can bear. One of the items was the mass kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren in Nigeria.

    Who could commit such a heinous act, I wondered? What evil, vile, degenerate group could stoop so low?

    Luckily the BBC were there to answer my questions. Sort of.
    It was, we were told, ‘gunmen’ and ‘bandits’.

    Ooh, I see, now I understand.

    Today David Wood delves deeper than the massively funded BBC and declares that ‘Boko Haram Kidnaps 333 Nigerian Schoolboys to “Promote Islam”’.

    Interestingly he concludes that islam is haemorrhaging apostates and this is one response: stop the children getting Western education.
    Expect more fun and games in coming years.


  4. Guest Who says:

    Unique, in so many ways.


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Kuenssberg has really gone over the top this time. Ridiculous. Did we elect her to run the country ? She and the BBC are trying to run it anyway though. Abolish the licence fee right now.


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      She’s seen the gap created by no Burley or Rigby and staking her claim.


  5. BRISSLES says:

    Christmas ‘rules’ ….. Same questions, different talking heads, next hour same questions different talking heads zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

    For Christ sake, I know some of the public have the brains of a 5 year old, but most have common sense and realise that the more people who mix together in a space the size of a small semi then germs and bacteria is going to spread ! We don’t need to be continually told whether its 2 or 3 or 4 households can get together, and the idiot talking heads keep saying there are ‘mixed messages’, well if the public don’t take personal responsibility for their actions, then its on them if granny dies in February – just don’t blame the government for your own failings.


  6. Guest Who says:

    One for the guys at BBC American BS to RT, ignore or get Marianna on as a project?

    And then ignore.


    • Guest Who says:

      Might be at least worth checking.

      And more than simply cut and pasting the latest HRC press release.


    • G says:

      It must take a massively organised, financed and led counter democracy ‘organisation’ to keep all the Fifth Column communist disciples working together in order.


      • Guest Who says:

        It is amazing what gets RTd.

        Or, not.


  7. Guest Who says:

    It was the ‘report it to the bbc’ that went too far.

    That is simply taken as read.


  8. Guest Who says:

    No mirrors chez Chiles?


  9. Guest Who says:

    Luckily, the bbc will have fact checked.


  10. Dover Sentry says:

    Just a crazy thought.
    When all the over 80’s are immunised (about 3.5 million of them), the death-graph will be almost flat.

    Would we have gone into lockdown with a flat death-graph? I think not.

    So, let’s go back to normal when the over 80’s are immunised and get the NHS back to saving us from all the other diseases.


    • StewGreen says:

      UK 67 million population, that’s 1000 blocks of 67K
      100 blocks is 6.7 million , So 3.5 million is 50 blocks

      They’ve just vaccinated 2 blocks in a week
      so 25 weeks to get that 3.5 million vaccinated.


      • Dover Sentry says:

        Therefore, roughly about 10 years at the current rate of progress to vaccinate the entire population?

        Therefore, your 25 weeks to vaccinate the over 80’s should see us free of masks etc. ?

        Summer, here we come 🙂


  11. Doobster78 says:

    The replies to this BBC tweet are brilliant and well worth a gander 😁

    You would think that if the BBC read the replies, they may just think they have got it wrong AGAIN !!!!!!

    But, they won’t !!!!!


    • Seppers says:

      So the choice is – shut up and tolerate political symbolism being foisted on you like it or not, or be banned if you choose to make it known that this symbolism does not represent you?
      I’m no football fan but I would not pay to be forced to condone a political organisation.
      (BBC parallel not lost on me.)


      • BRISSLES says:

        Exactly ! its ok for those on the pitch to have the right to do what they want, but those in the crowd that pay their wages cannot. Well, if the footballers want to make a stand and carry on kneeling like idiots, then the fans SHOULD stay away, after all they’ve watched it on tv for the past 9 months, and its only the Clubs who will feel the pinch financially eventually.


  12. taffman says:

    Not Al Beeb yet, but we get Tom ‘Cruse’ balling out obscenities for not following ‘the rules’.
    If a Sergeant in the British Army shouted at an ordinary squaddie in a similar manner the luvvies would scream out bullying!!
    A rule for some……………….


  13. taffman says:

    “Charlie Hebdo: Fourteen guilty in 2015 Paris terror attacks trial”
    How many ‘sleepers’ in Great Britain ?


  14. taffman says:

    “UK post-Brexit trade bill set to pass into law”
    What’s the full story on this ?


  15. Guest Who says:

    The BBC

    “It is hugely significant given that it is one of only three items ever to be recovered from inside the Great Pyramid.”

    I do love enabled comments.

    “Condensed version … Someone stumbled across an important item that had been lost. To make.headlines, they give to someone who was from Egypt and not male, list their credentials, claim that they were on a solo quest to find and identify it, take a nice picture and there you go. Might as well have been the only member of a team of 200 people working to ‘photograph’ a black hole, to receive any credit. do better”.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I was interested when I first heard about this. Turned out to be three bits of wood. Hardly Tutenkhamun’s tomb.


  16. Guest Who says:

    Quick… all down Katty’s basement; Jr has some Trump gaffe tapes.


  17. taffman says:

    Al Beeb Wales: “Farming: ‘Radical’ changes set out in post-Brexit plan”

    The idiots at the Welsh Asylum are at it again. When we finally break free of the EU’s tentacles we will need Welsh Farmers to produce as much food as they can for the home markets.

    The waste of effort need to stop global warming by the UK is pointless. Its the vast industries of China, India and the US will have the greater effect. There lies the problem.


  18. theisland says:

    Brexit Party statement here.

    They have informed us today that they have not yet reached a decision. They have said it will take what time it takes and that “there is nothing we can do about it“.

    Electoral Commission up to their old tricks again.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The way Boris seems to be going, I think the name “Brexit Party” will still be valid for some time to come.


  19. taffman says:

    Here is something for Al Beeb to chew over and put in their news tonight !…………….
    United States and United Kingdom Conclude Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement


  20. StewGreen says:

    Hull MP for the #BeKind party
    and his Brighton Libdem mate
    responding to Nigel Farage’s tweet
    It will not just be Millwall supporters who have sussed out BLM as a Marxist mob who now want to be a political party.
    There must be no more taking the knee.


    • StewGreen says:

      Both Turner and other Hull Labour MP Diana Johson
      got thoroughly ratioed today
      For their virtue signalling replies to Hugh Pym’s tweet
      which proved they break disability law by harassing none mask wearers.


    • JohnC says:

      I’ve seen this many times on social media since Brexit.
      While in a frenzy telling us how bad they think someone of different political opinion is, they unwittingly show us all just how spiteful, malevolent and full of hatred they are themselves.
      Once you realise the truth of what they are without their masks, it’s difficult to see any of them in any other way.


    • Seppers says:

      They are so self-righteous they think it’s perfectly ok to dish out the abuse to anyone who disagrees with them.
      I was trad left wing but would be ashamed to associate myself with this new visciousness.
      Something has happened to this country.


  21. Guest Who says:

    Oh, good Lord.


    • JimS says:

      Her book, Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News is published by Michael Joseph.

      The Bronzed Strumpet doesn’t see the difference between telling the news and making the news, the former is what she should be doing and the later is what she does.


      • Guest Who says:

        She really has hitched herself to a star now.


        • Van Helsing says:

          Vanity, thy name is…Marianna.


        • Guest Who says:

          I wonder if they have each other’s head shots above their desks?


  22. Solomon Grundy says:

    A Kayleigh McEnany press interview called out the MSM’s lack of coverage of Hunter Biden’s ‘tax’ activities. Nothing on the BBC as far as I can see (of course).

    CNN are true to form as always. Kayleigh is a star.

    The Sun covers it rather well …


    The New York Post too …



  23. BRISSLES says:

    As I barely watch the BBC, I’ve found some good progs elsewhere, one being Sky Arts Portrait /Landscape artist of the year. If anyone else watches this I’d be interested to hear thoughts on this year’s final. Its was almost a BLM final – 3 finalists – 2 non white, and the prize commissioned sitter was Carlos Acosta (an acclaimed ballet dancer). Well, all that aside, the winner was not white and gay, natch, and I know that art is subjective and in the eye of the beholder, but the portrait was just scribble with some defining features, of course it was claimed as ‘genius’ by those in the know, but I thought hang on, this is like the Emperors New Clothes. I’ve sat through 10 weeks of seeing some terrific artists get cast aside for this pencil scribble, and he gets 10 grand for it. Maybe common sense will reign again next year.


    • StewGreen says:

      Ha in tonight’s edition the sitter was Eddie Izzard. pic

      Is this the photo you meant ?
      It’s supposed to convey “mercurial dancer”



    • R P McMurphy says:

      Precedent was set on the bake off thing and the woman with the hijab. And she is now coining it in, big bucks, massive personality in every media. Doesn’t matter what the vast majority of us think of her, she ticks so many boxes.


    • Seppers says:

      Yes I really love this show and wondered about the agenda this time too, but to be fair I thought all three finalists were great (in the semifinal).
      Haven’t seen the final so didn’t know the ‘scribbler’ had won, but based on earlier work I thought the other chap was brilliant and thought he might win.
      Ps no worries about the spoiler- it’s the art I enjoy. 🙂


  24. Guest Who says:

    Could be a good explanation.

    Might not be.

    Lurch knows.


    • StewGreen says:

      That is not an explanation
      If someone wanted to believe that it is an explanation they could con themselves.


  25. StewGreen says:

    Tarnjit Singh Sangha tweeted

    I give you the BBC
    The Woking Class relying on the Working Class
    .. to keep their Woking Class in work
    by forcing the Working Class to fund their Woking Class Arses
    so the Woking Class can keep lecturing, denigrating & belittling, the Working Class


  26. Scroblene says:

    So what happened here, then?

    Somewhere, Fed said something about 16th December, and my clicks went nowhere this morning!

    Good to be back though…

    Morning All!


  27. AsISeeIt says:

    “PM’s lax Christmas bubbles”
    ‘Have yourself a merry LITTLE Christmas’ – that’s the latest Boris festive spin dutifully taken up as a headline by The Express, Telegraph and the giveaway advertising sheet the Metro. The Times has no time for such amusing niceties, peremptorily withdrawing grandma’s invite: ‘Elderly told to keep away from family at Christmas’. Sarc – as the teenagers would text.
    Thankfully the Sun still has the wit and the nous to ridicule our political leaders’ latest daft edicts: ‘Cold Turkey. Another Sage stuffing! Madcap advice encourages us to eat Xmas dinner outside with gran’
    The Guardian, no friend of Johnson, is nevertheless far too earnest to joke about such serious matters: ‘PM in stark warning: rein in Christmas celebrations’ – one considers the possible Rudolf the Reindeer allusion purely coincidental.
    Take a deep breath here – that is only if you happen to be standing alone outside, fully masked-up and at least half-a-mile downwind from the elderly or otherwise vulnerable – The Daily Mirror has gone absolutely covid bonkers this morning:
    ‘The PM’s lax Christmas bubbles will lead to more deaths, say his own advisors. But he won’t change the law and wants YOU to take blame for killer 3rd wave. He’s such a COWARD’
    Analysing Labour-leaning Daily Mirror headlines these days is rightfully the job of a psychiatrist but this one takes the Christmas shortbread biscuit. By definition a coward is someone who is afraid of something. The Mirror is pathologically afraid of the Chinese Flu and wishes the public to likewise swallow The Fear. If the public do something silly like sneeze the paper hat off their emphysemic one-hundred-and-nine-year-old sprout and Paxo stuffing munching grandad, then frankly, it IS their own fault. They can’t really blame The First Lord of the Treasury Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, can they? Even if they hate the Tories?
    Following the mention of sprouts, now take a step back from all this nonsense and join me as we reflect and crack a smile at the phrase “PM’s lax Christmas bubbles” – One conjures an image of Princess Carrie Nut Nuts to the rescue with a generous squirt of her own sweet homeopathic aromatheraputic concoction.
    Oddly enough the Guardian comes to Johnson’s rescue here reprinting his statement: ‘We don’t want to ban Christmas: I think that would be frankly inhuman and against the instincts of many people’ – take that Daily Mirror!
    The Sun reflects on how the BBC is likely set to bring more depressing drama to our screens: ‘What “jolly” story has EastEnders come up with this Christmas?’
    Let’s be thankful for small mercies: ‘Meghan’s new podcast. Michael Deacon [Telegraph] listens in’ – so we don’t have to. The Daily Star rips into Their Graces, the Right-On Sussexes, with no mercy: ‘Dear Spotify, when can the rest of us have £30m for talking crap as well?’
    Stop the world, I want to get off (as Leonard Rossiter’s Rigsby once exclaimed in Rising Damp when he first noticed Alan wearing an earring) The Times this morning carries a good news Brexit story. I know, take a deep breath – following the advice as mentioned above: ‘Pet owners get a treat as EU relaxes travel curbs’ – ah, our dear friends the German Shepherds and French Poodles.
    I’ve warned you before how government is going to explain why your petrol car is to be confiscated. Forget the global warming, it’s going to be all about Ella: ‘Call for Ella’s law as dirty air ruled a cause of death’ (Guardian)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Christmas was always going to trouble – ban it – criticism – let it go ahead – criticism . Will the tradition things carry on ? Like the demented queues in Argos ? Or that strange Christmas Eve panic because shops might be closed for 1 day ( excluding diverse ones of course ).

      It can only be a matter of time before the Far Left BBC kills off Christmas – to be replaced with winterval or the festival of some third world ‘religion ‘ which should be alien to blighty but sadly is not any more ….


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Scrob and all
    Well that’s a relief – I thought we might be gone . But mysteriously someone has put a penny in the meter and we are back – let’s hope for sometime yet and at least until the BBC changes or is ended before Hell Freezes over …..

    I think it was ‘down through the night ‘…. if we do disappear I guess it’s over to our friends at “is the BBC biased?’ …..


  29. Guest Who says:

    …nothing but sympathy and love from the bbc.


  30. Guest Who says:

    She’s back…

    And more unaccountable than ever.


  31. Guest Who says:

    Maybe get Marianna to run a FFC, oh ringer of truth?


  32. Guest Who says:

    Of course there is always whatever it is Lurch does….


  33. Guest Who says:


    To cheer you up.


  34. Fedup2 says:


    Just to let you all know – the site has renewed for at least another year – which is good because the BBC will be sold off by then – right ?

    The site is a bit shaky at the moment – having been ‘ down ‘ at least x2 in the last 12 hours – i m keeping an eye through out the day more than usual .

    Must find someone to blame .

    Anyway – brexit sell out looks close

    Parliament is on hols
    US election looks stolen
    Theyll wait for the paint to dry and announce the sell out while everyone is christmas shopping or locking down…


    • Deborah says:

      Thanks Fedup. I remembered your cryptic remark a few days ago about today. I was concerned you might have been giving up. I know I and others have said it, but I am extremely grateful to you and the others who maintain this site.
      Even before covid was invented, I would say that venting my frustration here about the BBC in particular and the MSM in general, lowered my blood pressure. I can now add the American media re the election and all woke matters make this a dangerous time for everybody. The Chinese proverb, ‘May you live in interesting times’, seems to be more relevant today than any other period of my life time. And the BBC make it worse.
      Happy Chanukah, Merry Xmas and May your G-d go with you.


  35. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Following the successful casting of Anne Boleyn, is there any truth in the current rumour that in the next series of ‘The Crown’, the Queen is being played by Whoopie Goldberg?


  36. StewGreen says:

    Oh just got back in
    Down at 11pm, up at 9am, down at 9:30am
    only back at 11:48am here

    The DNS record says it was renewed and expires in 1 years time in 2021

    Usually we have a backup facebook page
    but it’s been dead for a couple of years as if someone shut it down


    • Rufus McDufus says:

      Yep, sorry about this. I’m taking a look now. Something is consuming resources sporadically. I fixed a very slightly corrupted database table but I’m not convinced that’s the problem. Yep, the domain name renewed today as well.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Rufus I assumed it was a DNS problem linked to the renewal
        but didn’t run a check until 11:45am
        and https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com
        then told me the site was up

        I happened to have last nights page open in the browser so went to save it as a precaution
        It was 15Kb worth of text served up in 146Kb html file
        Most of that extracoding was Paragraph colour info
        that does seem a bit verbose

        The entire associated files came to an incredible 9Mb in 155 files
        but that shouldn’t be putting pressure on our server
        cos all the pics are embeds from Twitter etc.
        (It would be putting memory pressure on viewers browsers)

        1 Java script file was 2.5Mb
        2 other JS files are 1.5Mb and 1Mb


  37. Scroblene says:

    I did have a peek there, Fed, in case someone had rung a warning bell, but here we are again, all safe and sound and hating the BBC even more because it’s all their fault!


  38. Guest Who says:

    Sure Stew or one of our IT gooroos can find them, but Dom Casciani has posted some interesting interpretations on the editorial guidelines as regards post-Brexit policing, with versions of his own work being ‘less interesting’ already.

    Timmeh! and Franny may have to break (don’t say ‘crash’…) out the ‘Don’t write anything that makes us look any more stupid’ template again.


  39. Rufus McDufus says:

    OK, back up again. The hosting company is working on the problem. It looks like a networking issue. Hope this doesn’t go on too long…


  40. StewGreen says:

    Tiers : so lots of regions obeyed the rules closed their pubs
    numbers are down a less than 2 positives in 1,000 people
    and the reward ? Hancock spits in their faces and says “Tier 3 ” again

    Then when you drill down you notice cases are not spread over but in tight hotspots
    with rural Lincolnshire having no cases and City of Lincoln having almost all the cases in the county etc.

    There are quite a few people like my neighbour who think
    “If you just have a big lockdown, Covid will go away”
    ..contradicted by previous lockdowns not working,


  41. Guest Who says:

    Saw this only because Lurch liked it.

    So as Ms. Truss is giving Guardianistas fits of the vapours on cherished wokocracy fundamentals, the bbc decides to go full weasel on aspects of deal diplomacy that see brown people worrying about brown people’s handling of brown people to keep the EU fires burning?


  42. taffman says:

    Hooray ! To all those responsible for getting this site back to its rightful place , that’s keeping the eye on the blatant bias of Al Beeb and pointing it out.
    Well done guys! whoever you are ?


  43. taffman says:

    “The UK has now secured trade deals with 58 countries, accounting for £198bn worth of trade annually.”
    Another blow for the ‘Remainers’.
    Anything on Al Beeb ?
    Over to Al Beeb ……………………………..


  44. Guest Who says:

    Another MSM Remain studio hog.


  45. JohnC says:

    The BBC have a story about the Brexit talks slipping again. And of course they have opened HYS on it. They do the usual trick of reporting the story first then the ‘But …’ paragraphs appear attempting to inject some doom and gloom with BBC opinions disguised as news.


    Go read the top comments : they are nearly all pointless griping that we are having Brexit at all and nothing to do with the negotiations at all. They read like they have been written by spiteful schoolboys.
    And that’s how it’s been from the very start.


  46. Guest Who says:

    What’s Gav been up to?


    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile, still on staff, on stump but not going to give up the day job… fighting the EU fight…Dom!


      Now, some might say that ripping up the Editorial Guidelines and setting fire to them with Timmeh!’s last ignored memo is a bit edgy, but no.


    • Fedup2 says:

      As for Mr Esler – isnt it sad when some one relatively young is losing their memory ? He seems to have forgotten the brexit election which flushed away many traitors down the political toilet . Wonder what soubry is doing these days ? ( apart from 3 bottles of red a day )


  47. Guest Who says:

    Speak with Mishal at your peril.


  48. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC news : Here we are with a Skegness hotel owner couple who say strong lockdown is good.
    … Now over Greater Hull Area health director
    ..he worries the number are too high at current 0.2% positives over population.
    (He’s wrong by 30% , it’s actually 0.14%)


    • StewGreen says:

      There were zero deaths today in both our local regions
      I suppose that could be a blip.


    • StewGreen says:

      Now the eco-activist reporter is live from Bridlington harbour in the dark
      “Ooh scary looks like shellfsh export will be mired in red tape”


    • StewGreen says:

      School’s Santa day run
      Its obvious the entire group of kids & teaching staff in the playground is white except for one black kid in the shot of one class.


  49. Guest Who says:

    Opportunities for satire in reply abound.


    Torn between cruel, dried meat-related, or Sir Lenny.