Midweek Thread 23 December 2020

The season of announcing U turns and general bad news – such as a Tier 4,5, 6… or keeping failure to have a TV Licence a crime if you still watch TV . But year on year less people are watching or paying for the BBC because of the Far Left propaganda machine it has become .

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240 Responses to Midweek Thread 23 December 2020

  1. TheRebelUK says:

    Could I be first?
    I am trying to work out who the BBC hates more?

    Is it A- The working-class people of our country, especially if you are white and heterosexual?

    Or B- The tory Government and Boris?

    I used to think that it would be a hard choice between both because we know that the BBC are against us working class folk and only seem interested in pushing diversity and their woke agenda.

    They also have been relentlessly against Boris and the conservatives especially when it comes to Brexit and they have been actively supporting Labour and the left.

    The strange thing is that now I think that the answer is mainly A.

    The reason I say this is because the news and the so-called journalists on beep just tell us just what Boris wants us to hear about this Chinese virus, the BBC like to push the narrative about how lockdowns are what we need to do, how dangerous this Chinese virus is, how if we don’t all get made prisoners in our own homes how bad it will be….

    The BBC used to seek the truth (many years ago) and hold politicians to account but no, with this Chinese virus they don’t challenge anything that comes from the government.

    Why are they not asking the government to show us hard evidence of why lockdowns are necessary when this virus’s fatality rate is so low?

    Why are they not speaking to scientists (there are many) who oppose SAGE and warn that lockdowns are terrible?

    Why are they not asking the government to show us the true costs of lockdowns in deaths and domestic abuse, suicides, the list goes on? they didn’t even bother to question the recent report the gov published on this which was clearly whitewashed

    Why are they not investigating the false positive Covid tests or why doctors are having to record deaths due to Covid when in fact it was a likely natural death, the person just died with this virus.

    If the BBC were impartial, and cared about the whole of the UK they would ask these questions but they do not.

    This leads me to conclude that the BBC is a mouthpiece of the government and the sad thing is many people watch/listen to the BBC and believe their nonsense and lies.

    If this is true, it’s the estaishment and government who are forcing these Covid stupid unnecessary rules on us all and the BBC are complacent and promoting it…..

    People need to expose what’s going on and this website and the amazing people behind it and all us who contribute are part of the revolution.

    Back to my original question, Yes the BBC hates us all on here because we are working class people who love our country and don’t want it more ruined that it already is. BUT BBC I hate you and will never pay your tax and will hold you to account as much as I can.

    Rant over.

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    • JohnC says:

      I think it is more simple than that : they just despise those with different opinions.
      As common sense started to prevail over Brexit where the real-world Trumped their theoretical Marxist state (like what I did there ?), their absolutely typical left-wing intolerance to opposing views means they have become increasingly bitter and spiteful. I see many stories now where the only intent I can see is try and rub salt into wounds.
      They now despise the working-class because they voted for Brexit and Trump. They are as shallow as that. The scandal around ‘equal pay’ at the BBC showed just what hypocrites they are. One rule for them, another for the plebs.
      If every person who didn’t share their views disappeared overnight (to a Gulag if they had their choice) they would then turn on the minorities who are such useful idiots for now. The Left are shallow, selfish people who need someone to hate.
      I’ve come to this conclusion after watching them lose control both in politics and on forums. Their facade of morale supriority was pulled off like a blanket and what we saw underneath was quite disgusting. This – for me – was Brexits greatest gift. Whether we actuall ever left or not. That genie can never go back in the bottle.

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      • tarien says:

        As so many notable ologist’s from the mass amount I have read say that Lockdowns do not work on any front-the action to lockdown simply supresses the virus until the lockdown is allowed to drop away. Better, as long as those most vunerable are looked after, to allow everyone else to get on with their lives-the UK is apart from £trillions in debt, slowly dying, no matter we all are trying dam hard to make something of the festive season upon us-doom and gloom coming out from those members of Sage (narrow minds) and the media’s headed by the BBC, continual implication that all is not well with the nation, meaningless figures shoved out us night after night-never a good word of support for Brexit, only its impending disaster as they see it, then to have that weasel Blair spouting out on the radio, made me sick so I swtiched it off, oh what bliss! Good luck to you all, take a break and have a kitkat.

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    • digg says:

      I think there ia a little more to it than that.

      The BBC just had Jonathon Ashworth on, Shadow Health Minister.

      He effectively demanded that the Boris shouldn’t try to analyse the data and decide what steps are needed but to just follow the orders issued by the health professionals, whatever that might be including a National Lockdown.

      This of course would fall nicely into the hands of the Labour Party who the BBC actively support as it would dilute the power of the Conservatives and make them look like ineffective lapdogs.

      The BBC want nothing to do with alternative medical viewpoints and evidence as it would simply get in the way of longer term their plans to unseat Boris.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Well said. But the fate of the BBC lies in the hands of the 20 million plus folks who pay the License Fee. If even 5% of them refused to pay on principle there would be nothing that the government or the BBC could do about it. The courts would be swamped many times over. This would immediately cause many others to refuse to pay , some out of principle and some who don’t see why they shouldn’t jump on the bandwagon and get a free ride whilst watching strictly and the crisp man. The BBC finances would collapse within a few months or even weeks and it would be forced to appeal to the government to become a subscription only service. Our job would be done.
      The first hundred thousand refuseniks would be the heroes who saved the country from Wokism , the vanguard of the silent majority . When will the vanguard step forward?

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  2. Dover Sentry says:

    Many years ago, the BBC created a comedy series about a working class man who voted Conservative. He was called Alf Garnett. He was a London docker and a West Ham supporter. Oh, how the BBC laughed. His co-star became the father of Blair’s wife.

    Will the BBC do a similar series about Red Wall voters? I really think they should.

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  3. AndyDozefeet says:

    Just on bbbc news at 10.

    A report on the chaos in Kent caused by France refusing entry to its own citizens. Tone of the report is that it’s very much our fault, not mentioning the fact that the new variant has been around on the continent and elsewhere for weeks. Implied throughout that this is what Brexit will bring.

    They’ve done a deal apparently that they can only go home if they have a negative test. Talk of bringing in the army to assist with on the spot testing in Kent.

    Nobody asking who foots the bill for the extra police, the army and all the testing kits. I do hope that the flaky [email protected] in our government have insisted that the french foot the bill but I somehow doubt it!!

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    • Deborah says:

      Then Simon Jack suggested that the build up of lorries was a rehearsal for Brexit and that business leaders were really really really (his repetition not mine) wanting Boris to get a deal.

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    • taffman says:

      Amazing ! We can’t stop the illegals crossing the English Channel while the French send them over, but the French can stop legal Europeans crossing to France . Boris is no Churchill.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Andy – it gets bad when you hope that most of those lorry drivers are citizens of the EU – thus making it an internal EU scrap – caused as usual by frogs .

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      • AndyDozefeet says:

        I was actually laughing and doing a very gallic shoulder shrug til it occurred to me that we were probably footing the bill.

        Our own citizens get refused free tests unless they claim to have symptoms. Cost of private tests are anywhere between £60 and £200 each.

        This lateral flow test that aren’t available to UK citizens take 20 minutes to show a result and are reported to be more accurate than PCR tests. Some trucker with an empty trailer returning to Rumania is given one for free (?) whilst a UK citizen returning from a business trip overseas has to put himself under house arrest for 10 days or pay for a private test.

        If the govt tells me that the french are meeting the cost of all this then I stand corrected.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          When I am PM I’d cover Kent in EU lorries trying to get back to the EU and let them rot until their governments caved in …. they need us more than we need them …..our biggest weapon

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        • Scroblene says:

          Oh yes, Andy, we’re paying for all this, especially here in Kent, where plod are stretched to breaking point because of Operation Schtick…

          While they are belting up and down the hard shoulders on the M20 and M2, the thieving scum/minority are getting away with everything they can steal at short notice.

          On a lighter note, the French are doing their reciprocal bit, by sending all those doctors, nurses, engineers and scientists over here in a flotilla of small rubber boats – rather like Dunkirk…

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Moaning Emole coyly tucks the ‘news’ elsewhere in the newspaper summary….

      ***
      A number of papers accuse French President Emmanuel Macron of playing politics over the border closure. The Sun believes it was “a pointless political gesture” designed to give Britain a taste of a no-deal Brexit.

      What no lead article ‘Macron accused of…’ BBC?

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  4. taffman says:

    Al Beeb hates the Tories..
    Why haven’t the Tories abolished the Telly Tax . Why has Boris done a U Turn?
    Can anyone explain this conundrum?

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    • Banania says:

      Could it be because the BBC has been in effect an arm of the government in the establisment of the China flu tyranny?

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  5. taffman says:

    “Nicola Sturgeon broke Covid rules at funeral”? see Al Beeb for more……
    Can anyone confirm .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman
      Since wild woman is an apologist for the covid SNP tart she ll tell you crankie didn’t break any English /jock parliamentary code – screw the public health issues though ….

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      • taffman says:

        Yes.

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      • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

        She didn’t break the English code because that only applies to England. She broke the Scottish code, for which she is responsible, in a momentary lapse of concentration. She has openly and without prompting said she was entirely wrong and offered no excuses, not even the lapse of concentration.

        I commend to you the Gospel of John, chapter 8 verse 7.

        And a merry Christmas to you and yours.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          I’m amazed at the sheer hypocrisy of trolls on this site who deal with breaches by their friends in the ruling class but not others . And then turning up quoting a gospel. Perhaps the troll suffers from sexism – or the SNP get a free pass …. in the same way the BBC favours an overtly far left nationalist outfit .

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Nicola Sturgeon apologises after being spotted at a pub wake without wearing a face mask, breaking her own Covid rules – as Scotland faces full lockdown

      Scotland’s First Minister has long preached of the importance of face coverings
      She was seen standing and talking to people at a venue in Edinburgh last week
      Ms Sturgeon has since said: ‘This was a stupid mistake and I’m really sorry’

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9080743/Nicola-Sturgeon-apologises-spotted-pub-without-wearing-face-mask.html

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      • The WestWyvern says:

        Apology not accepted. She can’t fill the airways all day every day preaching about lockdowns, social distance and mask wearing then be seen doing the exact opposite.

        She has to resign and today.

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      • digg says:

        And didn’t she lead the pack against Cummings?

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    • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

      Yes, she admitted as much before the Scottish Parliament, before being asked about it, and made no attempt to excuse herself.

      Would that other politicians could admit it with such candour when they make a mistake. It’s not weakness to do so.

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    • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

      Yes, she admitted as much before the Scottish Parliament, before being asked about it, and made no attempt to excuse herself.

      Would that other politicians could admit it with such candour when they make a mistake. It’s not weakness to do so.

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  6. taffman says:

    My usual message …………
    You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
    This applies to Al Beeb and the government’s Sage team this time.

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  7. Darcy3 says:

    “Tesco tells shoppers they can only make three purchases of eggs, rice, soap and toilet roll”

    I have scoured the internet for a recipe for that lot, Xmas dinner is looking exciting

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9080641/Tesco-tells-shoppers-make-three-purchases-eggs-rice-soap-toilet-roll.html

    no luck so far just checking Ainlsey Harriot now but suspect will need hot pepper sauce, he chucks it on everything

    could make the soap more appealing though, and the toilet roll less bland

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    • Scroblene says:

      Ainsley Harriot?

      Doesn’t he sell forks?

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Chinese wife will come in handy though next few weeks, if it walks or swims or flys its in the bloody wok with a bit of garlic and ginger

      our garden is a haven of peace and tranquilty, no wildlife left, (including snails) and the cat is always looking over its shoulder when the oven starts up

      The vet told me first and only time she has treated a cat for anxiety triggered by its owner stir frying

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  8. taffman says:

    “Covid: Will variant force Nightingale hospitals to open?”

    I thought Al Beeb’s job was to report the news not ask for it .

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    • Scroblene says:

      That’s a good point, Taff.

      I’ve never understood why the Nightingales couldn’t be used from the start, letting all the poor sods with really nasty sickness, get a bed in a regular hospital.

      If the BBC want to find out, perhaps they should do their job and do just that!

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      • Darcy3 says:

        There is a massive car park in Bedford with half of it solely devoted to Covid testing with no one but no one being tested and has been there for 4 months now with people standing around doing nothing

        It is embarrassing when we park there as they desperately call us over and ask us to be tested

        the bbc will tell you otherwise

        businesses going bust but but money to burn

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        • taffman says:

          Similar here .

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        • Roland Deschain says:

          One of the ladies working in our office has a daughter working for some Oxford University outfit organising testing. Apparently they are laying off many staff in the south east because no one is coming forward to be tested.

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          • The WestWyvern says:

            Yup. The test centre that was set up local to me has gone. Lack of demand meant it was impractical to keep running.

            Still whilst the sheeple walk around with their eyes glued to their phones or get informed of ‘news’ from the AlBeeb they will have no understanding of what is actually going on in the real world.

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            • Darcy3 says:

              Who needs the bbc when the evidence is all around

              Trying to educate Chinese wife about English literature and showed her 1984 George Orwell

              she said I don’t need to read that its already happened in your country and Europe and America

              at least we have the honesty not to waste money on elections

              our schoolkids are a damn site safer than yours and Luton looks like bloody Morocco

              I could not disagree

              she quite likes Wind in the Willows though

              now calls me a weasel, bitch

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          • AndyDozefeet says:

            They insist that UK taxpayers returning from overseas pay for a private test (£60 to £200) while all that taxpayer funded testing capacity lies empty. Foreign citizens stuck on the M2 however get state funded tests for free – results in 30 minutes.

            You couldn’t make this shower of sh!te up.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              The French will always do anything to damage the UK . They will never be ‘friends ‘…. sooner we are cut away the better – 9 days to go . If the red Tories fail to do this they will be gone ..

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    • TheRebelUK says:

      Taff, they are not using the nightingale hospitals because they are actually not needed at this present time.
      We get the government BS that hospitals are overrun but amazingly we don’t need the nightingales…
      Why is that?
      Could it be that the hospitals are at their ‘usual’ capacity for this time of year ? Or even lower than last year?

      This is a fact guys, they are not overrun, I work in healthcare and know contacts in two hospitals in Wales and both say they have fewer patients and have plenty of capacity but the Welsh government have locked us all down again.

      This is not about the virus anymore it’s more about fear and control.

      The more people are scared the more they can be controlled and manipulated and the BBC are more than happy to support the governments by publishing propoganda pushing this narrative.

      The beep have no morals whatsoever and the people who work for them now are no longer seekers of truth but instead are woke robots who are quite content to support brain washing the masses.

      The people need the truth from government and we are not getting this and the BBC are rotten to the core.

      Defund the BBC and Boris should be tried for war crimes against the great people of our country

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    • TheRebelUK says:

      Taff, they are not using the nightingale hospitals because they are actually not needed at this present time.
      We get the government BS that hospitals are overrun but amazingly we don’t need the nightingales…
      Why is that?
      Could it be that the hospitals are at their ‘usual’ capacity for this time of year ? Or even lower than last year?

      This is a fact guys, they are not overrun, I work in healthcare and know contacts in two hospitals in Wales and both say they have fewer patients and have plenty of capacity but the Welsh government have locked us all down again.

      This is not about the virus anymore it’s more about fear and control.

      The more people are scared the more they can be controlled and manipulated and the BBC are more than happy to support the governments by publishing propoganda pushing this narrative.

      The beep have no morals whatsoever and the people who work for them now are no longer seekers of truth but instead are woke robots who are quite content to support brain washing the masses.

      The people need the truth from government and we are not getting this and the BBC are rotten to the core.

      Defund the BBC and Boris should be tried for war crimes against the great people of our country

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  9. taffman says:

    Al Beeb “How dependent is the UK on the EU for food?”

    A quick look at the examples listed : tomatoes, soft fruit and lettuces. In my younger years we only ate these in the summer . There are places in North Africa that would gladly sell these to us. I am sure that Spain would not be happy . I recently posted that I had purchased raspberries that were packed in Holland but grown in Morocco.

    Cauliflowers and cabbages ? Well our farmers can grow these instead of the grants they get from the EU .

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    • Deborah says:

      But there has been a recent paper from the government regarding replacement for U.K. farmers for the CAP. Sustainability mentioned double the number of times that food production mentioned. Fasrmers will be paid to make the countryside pretty and saving the planet. Food security not considered.

      Of course we don’t have a Ministry of Fisheries and Food any more. It is lumped in with Environment. And staffed with tree huggers who think farmers are a nuisance.

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  10. taffman says:

    Stopping Covid is like stopping the tide coming in. It will beat ‘Sage’.
    Unemployment and the economy will force the government to open the country up and get people back to work .

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      It will have to Taff. And soon. The leftists in SAGE and the wider NHS don’t understand that as the private economy collapses there will be no tax revenues left to fund state behemoths like ‘ranychess’ The money has to come from somewhere to pay for it.

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  11. taffman says:

    Which side is Al Beeb on – the UK or the EU ?

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Luckily for Chris Marianna is logging off, in case this is borne out on investigation.

    https://countrysquire.co.uk/2020/12/23/damning-video-footage-nails-packham/

    In other news*, how is the case going with the the £7M man, Botney?

    *or, not.

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    • StewGreen says:

      There is a later article
      Chris Packham & girlfriend are trustees of a small charity for tigers that has staff costs of £250,000 per year (and vet costs of about £20k/yr).
      Who’s benefiting the most, here?
      Does his donors know where their money is going?
      Interesting tmes.https://countrysquire.co.uk/2020/11/28/heat-turns-up-on-chris-packham/

      We now know for certain that Chris Packham’s “rescued tigers” for the Wildheart Trust were NOT rescued.
      Judges, lawyers, Spanish antis & previous owners have confirmed so in writing.
      So why’s Packham engaged in crowdfunding saying they were? #csm #Packham

      Chris Packham is a saint so it is no surprise to see that MSM lay off him
      yet a “Nationalist site” seems to be reporting clear evidence against him.

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  13. The WestWyvern says:

    Excellent news. Wee burny the Scottish fishwife hoisted by her own tartan petard.

    I expect nothing less than the AntiBeeb and all good caring lefties to pursue this individual through the press, social media and all means necessary until she resigns.

    She removed her mask at a funeral wake, thereby potentially exposing a number of others.

    Disgraceful behaviour.

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    • digg says:

      I always felt a bit uneasy about Mr Packam, a free-loader riding on the green bandwagon but for his own ends. If this nails him big-time it may send a message to all the other tear-jerkers trying to make charity money out of concocted sob-stories.

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  14. The WestWyvern says:

    Mmm. Beeboid on the toady programme now trying to get a French member of that government Alexander Holroyd I think, to equate closed borders to Brexit. To his credit he doesn’t get drawn and says it’s all about sanitisation and the virus. Poor scum Rick Nobinson doesn’t like the answer.

    Now a mournful voice pleading that the government act on SAGE advice. Beeboid shrilling to lockdown again….

    Finally back to Dover and is the deal done enough to stop food shortages…. what no EU bland strawberry’s in January.. and still trying to compare it to Brexit. FFS get over it Beeb, you cretinous losers.

    off switch hit.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    “It’s been very difficult on my family,” Dr Deborah Birx says of the criticism she faced after it emerged she hosted a holiday gathering.

    Caption:

    Dr Deborah Birx: White House virus expert quits over holiday travel

    ***
    White House? Blooming Trump types. Oh… hang on…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55419954

    “ Dr Birx had reportedly been seeking a job from US President-elect Joe Biden.”.

    Ohhhhhh…. THAT kind of White House….

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  16. vlad says:

    Funny how uncurious the BBC are when it comes to their cherished Religion of Terror.

    In their report that Pakistani rights activist Karima Baloch has been found dead in Toronto, they gormlessly repeat the statement by Trudeau’s useless police that there were “not believed to be any suspicious circumstances”.

    WHAT??

    This despite that fact that she had had to flee Pakistan because of attempts on her life, and had just recently received death threats in Canada.

    Despite too the fact that many Pakistani rights activists have been killed both in Pakistan and abroad.

    For example Hajid Hussain, another dissident and critic of the Pakistani regime, was found dead in Sweden, where the equally useless Swedish police ruled out any “visible wrongdoing”, and the cause of death was ruled to be drowning.

    What is it about far-liberal regimes like Canada and Sweden (and the BBC) that makes them incapable of calling a spade a spade and denouncing blatant state-sponsored terror from islamic regimes?

    Zee News are less squeamish than the BBC in calling Karima’s death ‘murder’ and in decrying Trudeau’s spineless kowtowing to Pakistan:

    “Karima Baloch’s murder highlights ISI footprints in Canada; activists attack PM Justin Trudeau for failing to protect dissidents from Pakistan”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-55368524

    https://zeenews.india.com/world/karima-balochs-murder-highlights-isi-footprints-in-canada-activists-attack-pm-justin-trudeau-for-failing-to-protect-dissidents-from-pakistan-2332383.html

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    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC Uncurious Editor Dept. is it’s fastest growing one.

      The history of folk, often young and female, enjoying initial BBC profile that ends poorly is one that could raise concerns in any news organisation minded to do so.

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      • vlad says:

        Other things the Uncurious Dept are busy ignoring: the criminal Biden activities, and the massive election fraud, to name but two.

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  17. Roland Deschain says:

    Be afraid. Be very afraid. Coming to you next?

    I think the conspiracy theorists have had a better success rate with their predictions this year than the government.

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    • Guest Who says:

      In case I get nicked by travelers?

      Or end up in a kebab.

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      • Roland Deschain says:

        Getting in the house will involve a change of routine, but at least you won’t need a key.
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    • Darcy3 says:

      I am just checking my Mayan Calendar and its predictions, there is something about a Scottish leprecaun stepping into some shit if I have translated correctly

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    • JimS says:

      Crikey! That means the chip will cost three times the value of the cat!

      Will the RoHS Directive apply for dead cats or does that change in January or whenever we finally leave the EU?

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  18. Guest Who says:

    When she gets back, Ms. Spring will be so busy.

    CAMERA U.K.

    We have contacted the BBC to request that they correct inaccurate claims from two recent broadcasts that Jesus was “Palestinian” and that he lived in a place which was at the time called “Palestine”.

    During the time of Jesus, Bethlehem and Jerusalem were in what was commonly called Judea and Nazareth was in what was commonly called the Galilee. The land where Jesus lived did not take on the name Palestine until the second century, well after his death.

    ***

    Unless, by then, it is ‘old news’.

    Getting Jesus played by SurLenny next year remains a distinct possibility.

    Mel Gibson is on board.

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  19. AsISeeIt says:

    You may imagine there’s a broad range of opinion and interest reflected in our national press. In fact, as this morning’s papers tend to show, there’s quite a narrow take on events and much of the substance of the news is delusional. Even the most cursory review reveals journalistic cant and deceptions.

    Every major daily title promotes to its frontpage the same story: ‘Deal struck to end port chaos but backlogs could last days’ (Telegraph) and most have an aerial photograph of: ‘Hundreds of lorries parked on runway of former RAF airfield of Manston in Kent’ (Metro).

    The feebie Metro gives the photo credit to one William Edwards/Getty whilst the ‘i’ credits William Edwards/AFP.

    It’s certianly a joy to truck spotters and fulfils the dream wish of some ardent Remainers. The sinister performative forshadowing of Project Fear made almost reality. Almost.

    The Daily Express complains of French: ‘…treatment meted out to our truck drivers’

    “Our” truck drivers?

    The FT commiserates with : ‘Long-haul lorry divers from Turkey…’ as they ‘sit down to breakfast as they wait in a truck stop off the M20 in Kent’ and the giveaway Metro seems to find: ‘Pining for home: Romanian drivers decorate temporary tree’

    Let’s not attempt to quantify the problem with numbers. The Daily Mail suggests: ‘…2,800 lorries stuck in Kent’. The ‘i’ rounds the figure up to: ‘3,000 stranded in Kent in poor conditions’. Most tabloids are content to say ‘hundreds’ – which is a big enough number for the purposes of the story. The Daily Mirror attaches their reflexive epitet: ‘Tory shambles’ whilst the FT tends to think globally and goes big: ‘7,000 lorries waiting to cross’

    The reality of course is a delay caused to a group of mainly foreign drivers with their foreign empty containers returning to EU destinations mainly inconveniencing their re-loading with more EU exports to the UK.

    Apropos of something or other the Daily Mail offers a frontpage hint as to: ‘What to do if your parcel goes missing’

    The middleclass, staunchly pro-EU, Guardian breaks ranks with the press pack but only by neglecting to feature frontpage pictures of trucks and truckers and would have us consider: ‘Border to reopen but only to EU citizens’ – one could almost hear the Guardianista playground taunts of “Ner-ner, ner-ner, ner!”

    Only to EU citizens? Au contraire, says the FT: ‘France opens Channel border to drivers testing negative for Covid’

    There’s something rather emblematic about the Guardian headline for the report: ‘Boohoo suppliers “paid staff 29p an hour”‘ – it’s not just the irritating persistence of scare quotes in the heading, never willing to fully commit to a fact (you’ll notice the BBC do a lot of that) – it’s likely a product of Guardianista post-modern education. There’s no truth but your own and that’s as valid as anyone’s. There’s also a sense of the elevation in importance of the journalist. He/she/they become a lawyerish advocate in the court of public opinion – attempting to convict by quote. Brandishing statements as confessions of obvious guilt.

    The further point is this story, about the fast fashion loving youngsters of the west, suddenly having a moment of angst about the exploitation of third world workers and about the offending company being named so appropriately Boohoo. That’s the key word – boohoo.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      Spot on ‘as I’

      ….mainly inconveniencing their reloading with more EU exports to the UK….

      They need us more than we need them.

      EU sourced hard as rock bland Strawberries in January anybody?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      Strange that the MSm doesnt count out the number of non UK drivers trying to get out of the country in their foreign lorries –

      I suppose there would be even less public sympathy .

      The other omission is what is happening in other ports in UK and elsewhere.

      – the ones who undercut british firms and pay no road taxes in the UK – at the moment .

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    • StewGreen says:

      @AISeeIt Getty/AFP share the same image database

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  20. Old Goat says:

    Seriously, who gives a stuff whether or not a Scottish bint is seen not wearing a face mask. That it seems to have become a criminal offence not to wear one, is evidence, surely, that the world has gone insane? We should ALL not be wearing them. I don’t.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      OG, it is perhaps because the media, including the BBC, hounded the Scottish Parliament’s Health Minister to resignation when she broke lockdown rules in the Spring to travel to her second home.

      It will be interesting to see if the MSM and BBC now continually chase after Sturgeon’s resignation. They will be more than a bit hypocritical if they do not.

      Stay strong and well and have a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year en France, Old Goat and family.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Goat – personally I couldn’t give a damn – but these people are paid well to tell us what to do – and when they breach rules they should all bear the consequence – not ‘selective ‘ public crucifixion of some and a free pass for others …. as long as they ‘apologise ‘ … which these days seems to mean nothing .

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  21. The WestWyvern says:

    Goat, couldn’t agree more.

    Its that fact that this poisonous little creature has been on our airways day in day out laying the the law to the plebs regarding the use of pointless face nappies, distancing etc etc.

    …..Then the hypocritical little cow is caught out not following Her. Own. Dictates.

    Karma is a bitch.

       37 likes

    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I think Sturgeon should continue wearing the mask long after this Chinese flu has passed.
      It suits her and improves her looks.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        EG, could she please us all and go the full Ned Kelly? A further improvement? She does look a bit like a mini-Darth Vader when she does not wear a mask.

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  22. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Oh, dear oh dear, it all goes wrong for Labour

    Listening since 6 a.m., I am informed Tony Blair will be on the programme to give his ‘esteemed’ advice to the Government on vaccination. Early on in the programme the BBC relayed the information that Keir Starmer had castigated the PM and Government for not having a total lockdown earlier when he, Starmer, had advised it. There’s a surprise! Not. No mention from the BBC that the Labour Party in Wales had had a total Lockdown just after Starmer started calling for one and it did not work at all in reducing infections of Covid-19/19a/20.

    I missed most of the interview with Tony Blair. Oh dear, how sad, never mind, but I did catch his final sentence. In this he was talking about the harm a total lockdown would do. Tony Blair was obviously not ‘on message’ with the Labour Party and its current leader, somebody called Keir or some such.

    It was a characteristic of the Blair Government 1997-2007 that remaining ‘on message’ with the Party Leadership as an MP and especially as a Cabinet Minister, was absolutely vital.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      The predictable choreography of the BBC rolling out dead politicians like blair to undermine efforts on the chinese virus or brexit gets to be frankly embarrassing . And desperate .

      What the hell does blair know about dealing with real pandemics ? About as much as you or me .

      The smell of experts making it up is real because they never properly planned for it or explained properly to the public .

      By accident they came up with the wheeze of making us wear masks to try to get a bit of hygiene into the population . …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, don’t know why I should come up with an ‘excuse’ for Blair but he dealt with two epidemics during his time as PM, SARS-1 and SARS-2. OK, not strictly pandemics but certainly a problem for south-east Asia.

        But you are right, it is a noticeable BBC trait that has emerged more so now during the Pandemic but ever since the EU Referendum: undermine, undermine, undermine, attack, attack, attack. Interviews or ‘Vox Pops’, it is all the same with the BBC: undermine.

        On masks, they obviously don’t work but they do bring in a nifty 20% VAT for the Treasury on everyone sold. 😉

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      • Deborah says:

        Not a pandemic but Blair was responsible for the foot and mouth outbreak. Sorry, read that as responsible during foot and mouth (I did hear rumours at the time that he ordered the virus’ release to punish country folk for the 1 million on the Countryside march but that could perhaps have been a conspiracy theory. However it is the same as Hugh Pym of the BBC asking if the new covid variant could be worse for children). Blair took advice from Neil Ferguson and his figures were proved to be woefully exaggerated.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    @Scroblene and Kent people
    so Covid was all in the north then suddenly as that cleared up there was a hotspot in Kent.
    So have we see this new English-Covid originating in Kent and spreading to the south east.

    Would there be a special reason this new English-Covid originated in Kent ?
    Like what is special about Kent ?
    .. oh yeh

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    • digg says:

      That already occurred to me Stew, I think there is little doubt this is a stitch-up….

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      • Up2snuff says:

        which leads neatly to TOADY Watch #2 – a bit of a giveaway.

        On the programme this morning they let slip that the new Covid variant, let’s call it Covid-20, got going in South Africa some weeks ago. Strange, that. The BBC don’t do geography these days and probably do not know that SA is a long way from GB.

        There has also been a case or cases in Australia. The interesting thing is that in an early item on the programme today, there appear to be new cases of the new virus, Covid-20, in Bergamo in northern Italy. The BBC correspondent there mentioned the empty ski slopes and the devastation to the tourist trade at a peak time for Christmas ski-holidays. He also mentioned how Bergamo had been the epicentre for Covid-19 in both Italy and Europe. He added some hand-wringing for good measure about the horror for the region being repeated. Fair enough.

        Now, if he is correct, what do we know about Bergamo now? The links to China?

        Coincidence?

        It could be. It could be a natural mutation – occurring in different places around the world at the same time – as the virus starts to mutate and, perhaps God-willing, fade away. That might suggest it was an ‘engineered’ virus in the first place.

        Or it could be significant, that Chinese connection.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          We’ve seen – across the year – how entry to the UK has not been controlled at all . Oh yeah – lots of Nazi security staff seizing 300ml of hand cleaner – but no medical checks at all . Full up aircraft – uncontrolled arrivals – . I’ve seen it myself many times .

          So after this – what is going to change in relation to border control ? I say ‘nothing ‘ . Free movement is more important than the general public health –

          So bugs can spread quickly and uncontrolled .

          I think it’s a shame that the Uk identified the variant whilst other countries stayed silent about it – knowing what the consequence of going public with it would be .

          Disclosure – I’m prejudiced against airport security thugs because of the experience I had a couple of months ago where bored security staff in an empty airport virtually strip searched me in public . Fortunately I think they’ll be unemployed soon .

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    • StewGreen says:

      typo “So have we see” = So have we got

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  24. Beltane says:

    A gem to warm the cockles comes from Ian Wright (very probably no connection) top man of our Food and Drink Federation who confirmed that while UK exporters wanted to ensure foreign firms could rely on supply chains – ‘….we have just proved… that you can’t trust British products.’
    Isn’t it good to know that another of our major organisations is headed by such an incisive and astute mind? One which can apparently turn a situation created, developed and stage managed by our EU comrades into a massive UK failure.
    Heseltine has to be proud of him.

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  25. digg says:

    It just never ends does it, when will they give up?

    NHS chiefs urge PM to extend Brexit transition by a month…

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/dec/23/nhs-chiefs-urge-pm-to-extend-brexit-transition-by-a-month

    Could this connect the panic Covid pantomime we are all suffering stoked by fear-stories from the NHS and the shadowy high-up remainers in the NHS?

    They really think we can’t see through this charade!

       33 likes

    • G says:

      Digg,

      All these negative Remainers surfacing, is akin to the communists the US is riddled with. Slowly emerging from the shadows to be seen. Problem for the UK is, we don’t have a DJT to deal with it. Boris, ‘Churchillian’? No fear.

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  26. Darcy3 says:

    And of course you will be automatically sacked for talking about groomimg gangs

    Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40952224

    Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs.

    The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun on Friday that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”.

    She has now apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” and quit as shadow equalities minister.

    Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would not “demonise any particular group”.

    Ms Champion’s article was written after 17 men were convicted of forcing girls in Newcastle to have sex.

    The men, who were mostly British-born, were from Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iranian and Turkish communities.

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    • G says:

      “The men, who were mostly British-born, were from Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iranian and Turkish communities.”

      Apart from, “British-born”, I wonder what other connection binds these different communities together……………………

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  27. Darcy3 says:

    Pick any town in the UK at random

    Huddersfield grooming: Twenty guilty of campaign of rape and abuse

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45918845

    Twenty men have been found guilty of being part of a grooming gang that raped and abused girls as young as 11 in Huddersfield.

    The men were convicted of more than 120 offences against 15 girls.

    Victims were plied with drink and drugs and then “used and abused at will” in a seven-year “campaign of rape and abuse” between 2004 and 2011.

    etc etc around the country

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  28. digg says:

    Gal Gadot has defended her decision to play Cleopatra, following criticism that she is whitewashing the Queen of Egypt.

    Israeli star Gadot caused controversy in October when she announced that she would star in and co-produce a forthcoming film about Cleopatra, with critics arguing that an Arab or African actor should play the ancient monarch.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/gal-gadot-cleopatra-whitewashing-b1778032.html

    A Black woman is to play Anne Boleyn as recently announced without any apparent “backlash”….

    It obviously only works one-way this diversity woke shit!

       38 likes

    • gb123 says:

      I wonder if it has occurred to the wokites that an Arab or African playing a member of the Ptolemy dynasty would be just as much of a cultural miss appropriation as they are accusing others of. It shows that they are condescending racists who assume everyone from Egypt was an African or Arab.
      Even the Independent in the above article had to admit, “However Kathryn Bard, Professor of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Boston University, said earlier this year: “Cleopatra VII was white – of Macedonian descent, as were all of the Ptolemy rulers, who lived in Egypt.””

         21 likes

  29. Darcy3 says:

    Where is the Carry on team when you want them

    not a corn row in sight, I think they tackled the NHS pretty well also

       10 likes

  30. Dover Sentry says:

    Scotland has a population half that of London.

    Yet Krankie is always on the BBC.

    How many BBC boxes dose she tick ?

    I’d better rephrase that… 😉

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  31. Darcy3 says:

    Who owns Scotland

    1999 landholdings covering 9,977,051 acres

    http://www.whoownsscotland.org.uk/

    It was in 1996 that Andy Wightman published his book Who Owns Scotland, in which he identified the ownership of some 65 percent of Scotland and explored the complex power structures that derive from the ownership of land. Since then, Labour has taken over from the Tories at Westminster, the Scottish Parliament has been established and a range of land reform measures are in place for Scotland. The feudal system has been abolished, the right of access to all land is to be enshrined in law and wider community ownership of land is to be facilitated.

    Yet despite this trend towards recognition of the public interest in the land resource, the Scottish Executive seems reluctant to improve public access to information about land ownership. The subject is often shrouded in secrecy, and for anyone wishing to find out just who owns what, a visit to the archives in Edinburgh is usually necessary together with one-to-one assistance from specialist staff.

    Although far from complete, the project came under the spotlight in October 2003 when the Sunday Herald newspaper exposed the perfectly legal means by which large landowners are able to dodge tax, under the anachronistic system of beneficial ownership. Much of the 3-page investigation was based on Andy Wightman’s research, which has shown that it can be impossible to trace the true identities of the actual owners of huge chunks of Scotland who lurk behind nominee companies based in offshore tax havens.

    Such companies can deal in British land and property without paying a penny in tax, while simultaneously receiving handouts of taxpayers’ money in the form of development grants. This system is exploited by many large estates while a further 2.5 million acres (13.1 percent of Scotland) is held in private trusts which allows the owners to avoid capital gains and inheritance taxes and stamp duty.

    According to the article, an estimated £72m is lost annually to the UK Treasury through offshore ownership of rural Scotland alone. The figure would be much higher for the whole of Scotland, and for the entire UK would run into billions of pounds. If this sort of money were being lost through say, benefit fraud, the Government would put on a public show of strength to bring the offenders to heel. But with characteristic British deference to landed power, any such toughness dissolves and no-one in authority shows serious interest in stemming the haemorrhage.

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  32. theisland says:

    Note also that St Patrick’s flag is missing.

    Jeff Taylor quotes a Reuters article from October 29.

    A coronavirus strain that emerged in Spain in June has spread across Europe and now makes up a large proportion of infections in several countries, researchers said, highlighting the role of travel in the pandemic and the need to track mutations.

    The strain has crossed European borders and accounted for 40-70% of new infections in Switzerland, Ireland and the United Kingdom in September, they found.

    Its frequency in the UK has continued to increase even after quarantine-free travel was discontinued and the main summer travel period ended. Thus this variant might transmit faster than competing variants.

    Jeff asks where were the reports to the WHO and where were the travel bans back then?

       18 likes

  33. StewGreen says:

    The words “The Scum” are trending cos the SNP army are outraged
    ‘How dare the Sun take photos of a funeral
    and catch St Nicola not wearing a mask’

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  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3 – not good enough for baby-ish JustRemainIn Webb.

    Robert Jenrick, Communities Minister, was the sacrificial lamb for the 8.10 a.m. Interview Slot and JustRemainIn Webb was determined to give him a hard time, asking the same question about three times before moving on to he next one and asking it two or three times. Jenrick’s patience was exemplary.

    Robert Jenrick wanted people of the UK to behave responsibly and ‘like adults’ in dealing with their Christmas activities and entertaining. That was not good enough for JustRemainIn Webb who wanted a stricter lockdown and lists of rules. Now, remind me, who else – including Political Parties – like that sort of thing?

    Cry freedom!

       27 likes

  35. Darcy3 says:

    We want another vote and another vote, then a peoples’ vote (FFS what is that ?)

    until we get what we want

    which is few tax payers, precious few exports hmm good luck with that

    Struggling to find statistics on the Scottish car industry although they may have invented copper wire when two of them were fighting over a penny

    but some enlightening essays on razor gangs and headbuts and goal keepers who cannot keep goal even against Iran

    the futures bright the future is tartan and ginger with a vicious dwarf in charge what could go wrong ?

    wheres Edward the First when you need him

       13 likes

  36. Beltane says:

    UK film censors (BBFC) keeps us on our toes by warning of ‘potential racial stereotyping’ in older films. Citing ‘Flash Gordon’ from the 1980s it uses the example of ‘Ming the Merciless’ – played by Max von Sydow in the role of an Eastern Asian – as a prime example; being ‘…dubious if not downright offensive’.
    What a bunch of heartless racists they all were in those days, poking fun at a philanthropic and humanitarian Ghenghiz Khan clone in such an elitist ‘whitey’ way. Whatever next?
    Well, perhaps a re-make of the He-Man and Skeletor series seems an obvious choice for sexual and body-shaming realignment in a knee-bending sort of way.

       14 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The point is there re lots of other East Asians in other films
      often portrayed as kung fu heroes
      or calm wise Buddhists
      A sterotype is when most films portray a ethnicity in the same way.

      Have there ever been any films, where a British male is portrayed as a gormless loser ?

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  37. Fedup2 says:

    I’m looking forward to the troll who pops up here from time to time defending the Jock first minister for breaching her own covid law .
    You might recall said troll wasn’t concerned about an SNP MP knowingly coming from Scotland to London whilst infected using public transport and then going back again –

    – and is still a law making MP . ….

    … or maybe the troll will stay silent …. which is what I expect … morality can be very flexible

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  38. Darcy3 says:

    We can only assume the barmy bint in the brambles is creating her own twitter storm

    as for maxiconomy, being one who derives his living from the theatre

    the f’cking yellow brick road now leads to the benefit office,

    not sure if Primark do £5.99 shiny red shoes, tough shit that for his next audition if they have none in stock

       15 likes

  39. StewGreen says:

    Reith Lecture thread

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    • StewGreen says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      And another thread
      I just checked through the Carney supporting tweets
      maybe 50 , and only 2 got more than 20 Likes
      ..There are 7 million people in the UK
      And that show had a possible worldwide free audience.

         26 likes

  40. StewGreen says:

    BBC staffers having a cracking week then what with this
    (Greg Janner show normalising the controversial word “queer”),
    – the serialisation of the Barack Obama book
    – and the repetition 5 times a day of the Mark Carney lectures.
    It’s as if they see the world just through the one lens.

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  41. Darcy3 says:

    Any mention of the Clintons’ racist attacks upon Obama during the nominations?

    thought not

    the internet has been washed clean, almost…

    who are “they” by the way ?

    “I hear from African Americans who are excited about Obama’s candidacy but who suspect that somehow, when push comes to shove, ‘they’ won’t let him win. It’s unclear who ‘they’ might be — white voters, the ‘power structure,’ the alignment of the stars — and it’s unclear how ‘they’ are going to thwart Obama’s ambition. The point is that, somehow, he’ll be denied.” (“Obama and the ‘They’ Sayers,” Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post, July 31, 2007.)

    The sense that Clinton was a safer bet extended to some black leaders, and there may have been a generational component.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/2008-clinton-obama-epic-duel-n1029626

       10 likes

  42. Darcy3 says:

    Democrat Barack Obama’s presidential campaign launched a new website Monday that has a single purpose: to track and highlight rival Hillary Clinton’s negative comments about Obama.

    The minisite, simply named Hillary Attacks, catalogs negative newspaper articles, speeches and press releases that the New York senator’s campaign has issued that the Obama campaign says are personal attacks on Obama’s character.

    The site is the latest entry in a trend of specialized candidate microwebsites to refract opponents’ campaign rhetoric in a way that’s favorable to their own campaigns. Earlier this year Clinton’s campaign launched The Fact Hub, an online rapid-response site responding to rumors and speculation from the campaign trail and the blogosphere. And North Carolina Democrat John Edwards launched a tongue-in-cheek Plants for Hillary website ahead of a recent televised presidential debate. That microsite, which has since been taken down, made fun of Clinton for her campaign’s admitted planting of a question in an Iowa forum.

    https://www.wired.com/2007/12/obama-launches-website-to-track-clintons-attacks/

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  43. Laughing at Lefties says:

    Quick update on what’s been happening in the US that the BBC is ignoring in favour of its lie that Biden is president-elect and everything’s fine and dandy.

    Several congressmen are now vowing to oppose the results of the contested states if they get that far. They need a senator to agree in order to force a vote, but there are a few who have indicated that they are likely to do so including Rand Paul. However, it may not even need to get that far as VP Pence has the authority to act, either today by informing the seven states that they cannot accept the certification because of the evidence of fraud and requesting they sit a legislative special session to appoint real electors, or on January 6th when he can toss them aside. Pence has been very quiet in the last few weeks, but it’s now assumed that he’s been working hard behind the scenes with the military units tracking the Solarwinds hack and exposing the fraud.

    Biden lost his intel last Friday not because of a Christmas break as was claimed, but because his team had been given fake intelligence the day before as a test. It was then discovered that this intelligence had been leaked to China. Biden has also had a Zoom call leaked once again exposing his racism.

    Wikileaks are releasing a ton of incriminating files, including video of the moon landings being staged. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the landings were faked, but certainly that most of the footage was. It’s on Bitchute but you need a VPN to view it. Other things have come back into view recently such as Adam Schiff and Chuck Schumer having credible rape claims against them and Obama being financially linked to all of this.

    Congress passed an insulting stimulus bill this week which blows hundreds of billions of dollars on rubbish in other countries (including several that are hostile to the US) and gives American citiens $600 each when many of their businesses have been closed for months and congress itself is still on full pay. Trump quite rightly refused to sign it, not least because there was a provision included that would have prevented him from invoking the Insurrection Act.

    Finally, Sidney Powell is heavily rumoured to be about to become a special counsel, which would allow her to impound all of the Dominion voting machines that state governors and senates are refusing to audit. Georgia’s senate has recommended decertifying the electors due to all the fraud, Wisconsin’s supreme court recommended that hundreds of thousands of ballots be thrown out due to impropriety, and there’s planety of other positive news coming from the other swing states. Again though, Pence could make this redundant by just refusing to accept them, which then wouldn’t even need a contingent vote – Trump would win 232-227 from the available electors.

    Not only is this not over as the BBC and other MSM outlets are claiming, but it’s looking nigh-on impossible for Biden to be installed, which is why Pelosi made the remark yesterday that she wants to drag Trump out of the White House by his ‘little hands.’ This is a global revolution and the BBC, as usual, are on the wrong side of history.

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    • Piku says:

      Thanks for the update Laughing at Lefties. I’m sure it’s as accurate as every other post you’ve made since November 3rd.

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      “including video of the moon landings being staged.”
      Are you sure this isn’t video created by U.S. TV networks for the Apollo 12 mission?
      I wasn’t a cognizant being at the time but I’ve read that astronaut Alan Bean accidentally destroyed the mission’s video camera by pointing it at the sun. Thus American TV broadcast the live audio but simulated the moonwalk in the studio.

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    • vlad says:

      The BBC lie “that Biden is president-elect and everything’s fine and dandy.”

      I suspect there are a range of psychological dynamics at play in the BBC groupthink.

      – Partly genuine ignorance of what’s going on ‘under the surface’ in the US. It’s the sort of news and views you have to actively seek out on alt-tech social media sites where beeboids fear to tread.

      – Having demonised Trump and his agenda so much, the BBC feels it’s legitimate to undermine his legitimacy at all costs.

      – A sneaking awareness that he represents views, and will implement policies that are an existential threat to all the progressive views that the BBC espouses: glabalism, leftism, wokeism, BLM/Antifa-ism, islamism, critical race theory, intersectionality, third (or fourth?) wave feminism, secularism / atheism, intellectual elitism, anti-populism, open-border internationalism, militant gayism / transism and a hundred other isms that have been weaponised against conservative nationalist principles and policies.

      In other words partly genuine ignorance, partly wilful ignorance, and partly a sneaking recognition of the threat he represents to their own agenda.

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  44. Darcy3 says:

    Donald Trump likes what Barack Obama has to say about Hillary Clinton—not from this week when the president endorsed his likely Democratic opponent, but from how Obama attacked her in a campaign ad more than eight years ago.

    “I rarely agree with President Obama- however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad!” Trump tweeted,

    sharing a radio ad from the contentious 2008 Democratic primary between Obama and Clinton.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-obama-clinton-2008-ad-224189

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  45. Fedup2 says:

    BBC website has a ‘helpful’ lead about the luffewaffe flying in food to the UK – some is going to Lidl – which is nice .

    I’m waiting for a comparison with the ‘Berlin Airlift ‘ but judging by the knowledge level of the kidults running the BBC website I reckon they’ll never have heard of that …..

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  46. BRISSLES says:

    As the French don’t over exert themselves at stopping migrants leaving their shores to come to the UK, why don’t we just ship all the lorries over to France and let the French be responsible for doing the Covid testing on their side ? why should we do it ?

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  47. Darcy3 says:

    I think I mentioned some of my teachers earlier, but maybe missed our history one, again, borderline psychotic and weaponised

    there was a rumour that he murdered the physics teacher because he forgot the date of Queen Victoria’s birthday

    The staff room was often loud with lots of shouting and police arriving

    but then again, the physics teacher was often missing with mental health issues, thus I have no bloody idea about Newton or Pluto

    But I still wake up in a cold sweat reciting the Corn Laws

    never did me any harm…

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  48. Laughing at Lefties says:

    Just received an email to take part in a survey on the BBC. It allows you to write a comment, naturally I’ve sent a scathing one even though they’ll never listen. Go here if you wish to take part.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/send/u61149175?xtor=ES-206-%5B39400_Survey+Email+2020+(iPlayer+template)%5D-20201223-%5Bbbcaccount_bbcsurvey2020_nogenre%5D

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Laughing
      I notice you have to ‘sign in ‘ or ‘ register ‘ which means any admission about the TV Licence can be sent to capita for ‘investigation ‘ or ‘harassment .

      Does anyone think the BBC listens to anything it doesn’t want to hear ? All you have to do is read the reply to complaints or listen to ‘feedback ‘ which I gave up on years ago …..

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    • StewGreen says:

      Interesting, it has tracking info
      Cos it was only promoted to the people they sent the email to
      Here is the link without tracking info
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/send/u61149175
      I note no BBC account has tweeted the link to promote it
      rather it was first tweeted on dec14th by a pro-SNP account
      Then tweeted by a Trans lobby account on Dec 16th

      Twitter discussion

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  49. Dover Sentry says:

    This Dover fracas is just that. France has looked foolish.

    BBC/Remainers raised their hopes but they were dashed.

    Shelves are still full.

    I shall pour myself a ‘Nelson’ beer anytime soon.

    ’tis a good time to be aboard HMS Brexit. Crack it on engine room! 🙂 🙂

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  50. Fedup2 says:

    Dover – I’m still predicting a ‘historic agreement ‘ ( typo ‘sell out ) to be announced Christmas Eve – but I’ll try to be optimistic .

    The start of 2021 will have pictures of rotting Spanish /Italian fruit and veg side by side with empty shelves in Tesco …..

    Meanwhile there are aircraft sitting around unused together with empty airports – air freight will be the cheapest ever .

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