506 Responses to Start the Week 11 January 2021

  1. Sluff says:

    BBC Remainer alert!

    You know how the BBC like to play the politics of envy card and focus on every example of ‘unfairness and disadvantage’ they can find (especially BAME,LGBTQxyz etc).

    Well, knock me down with a feather, on the BBC 1 pm news we were invited to feel sorry for people with second homes!!!!!

    The second homes in question however are of course in Southern Spain, and ‘because of Brexit’ expat Brits who have lived there for years now just do not know what to do.

    Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

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    • andyjsnape says:

      Hi Sluff, dont forget to feel sorry for the women of the night, they are loosing money at the moment

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      One day, if I live long enough, I just might see an item on the BBC which offers a positive view on Brexit.

      Only joking. Not even if I live to be a thousand!

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  2. tomo says:

    1

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    • Darcy3 says:

      2 ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Tomo that is the map story that you already mentioned on the previous page.

      The kind of error you get when you set
      your map-template on Medium
      and your label-overlay-template on Small

      shouldn’t have gone out like that though.

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      • tomo says:

        stewgreen

        looked up thread and didn’t see it – but my browsing seems to be hiccupping significantly.

        fwiw I started up 2 browsers – Opera running full VPN and Chrome with DDG enabled. Subjectively noticeable differences in the way content is loading that is plain weird… beyond what I feel I’ve seen before … /paranoid

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Ha ha ha ha

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  3. Right Angle says:

    Bonus time! The Express has TWO headlines to warm your heart:

    ‘I’m trying to give a serious answer!’ Whitty snaps at BBC host over teacher vaccinations
    PROFESSOR Chris Whitty shut down an interruption from Nick Robinson after the BBC presenter repeatedly demanded to know what the Government’s plans were in regards to vaccinating teachers around the country.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1382344/chris-whitty-news-uk-coronavirus-vaccine-teachers-schools-latest-bbc-radio-4-vn

    BBC shamed as Ian Botham makes brilliant EU comparison – ‘Same mistake… UK got fed up!’
    THE BBC has been compared to the European Union by Sir Ian Botham in a major warning to the broadcaster.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1382370/bbc-news-ian-botham-brexit-european-union-eu-bbc-tv-licence

    1st para:
    Lord Botham accused the BBC of thinking it was “too big to reform” as he pointed to the EU as “another unaccountable institution that Britain got fed up with”. The pro-Brexit former England cricketer warned Brussels “made the mistake of thinking that we would always grin and bear it”.

    And here’s the 2nd para:
    Lord Botham added: “How wrong they were.”

    How right Lord Botham is!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Right angle – just listened to the interchange between witty and our Justin /Jeremy ? – having listened for years ( no longer ) – I think our Justin / Jeremy was having a bored day . Ask a rambling question but not really too interested in an answer- if the victim speaks for more than 20 seconds – interrupt without listening and then say
      -‘ and now the weather ‘or ‘and now the sport ‘……

      Witty is not the kind of victim the BBC wants . Giving a structured logical progressive detailed answer to a slob question from a beeboid – not good … interrupt – I must press you on this with a ‘yes ‘ or ‘ no ‘ answer …. yawn ….

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Interesting piece with an odd headline

    https://unherd.com/2021/01/can-twitter-exist-in-a-democracy/?

    It exists, therefore it is. And as the online addiction of choice of the MSM it has a lot of supporters in low but nasty places.

    I just wish the alternatives were not utter pants.

    Certainly the bottom of the pond has been stirred.

    http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2021/01/californias-internet-censorship-office.html?

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/01/11/the-morning-briefing-democrats-are-ok-with-billionaires-if-they-censor-you-n1328584

    Looks like Jon will have to hire some BBC NA NA NA BS interns to set up false flags to report to get everyone banned.

    But, then, who will Marianna check?

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  5. Fedup2 says:

    Right Angle – looks like Lord Botham will be sitting on his own in the Westminster rest home – and on the BBC target list – breaching covid rules by having a curry in March 2o20 seems fashionable …

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  6. StewGreen says:

    @msm_monitor appear to be an SNP account that tries to prove the BBC is wildly pro English

    I just spotted they just made a claim about a BBC Wales story Their claim is untrue. tweet

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  7. Oldspeaker says:

    Parler down, lectern shortage at Capitol Hill to blame?

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  8. Vonbedda says:

    Hi All long time reader & poster here just been busy as hell for a while.

    I was talking to the family about the state of the media in the UK in general, its all bad.

    Does any one know of or can recommend a legitamate news site or tv channel.

    Channel or Site need to be able to do the following:

    1 Impartial
    2 Throw Presenters & Media’s own opinions out of the window.
    3 Just wants to portray the facts to people.
    4 Doesn’t sensationalise every story.
    5 Draws a line in the sand & STAYS BEHIND THE LINE

    im sure you all will be able to relate to some of these analogies.

    I had started to get my news from social media sources, channels but im starting to realise NEWS/MEDIA is broken and the social media sources are unreliable as well, plus full of 90% bullshit

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    • StewGreen says:

      Just cos there is a loud nutter in the pub, that doesn’t mean you have to sit near him and listen.

      The fact that MSM & particularly BBC give us such a distorted view of reality, is not remedied by finding a magically better TV news source.
      I recommend people remove the stress by not watching it at all.
      TVnews is just *a show*
      .. they choose what to present and get their material from special interest group mates
      whilst deliberately suppressing some stuff
      and accidentally missing others cos they are not aware.
      The more TVnews you watch the more misinformed and stressed you are
      Being exposed to alternative narratives does remedy the brainwashing a bit

      SkyNewsAustralia on YouTube
      TalkRadio on YouTube
      TalkRadio Highligh clips Channel

      Most houses I know watch the 6pm ITV local news
      and then switch over to the 6:30pm BBC news
      skipping national news altogether.

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  9. Vonbedda says:

    Hi All long time reader & poster here just been busy as hell for a while.

    I was talking to the family about the state of the media in the UK in general, its all bad.

    Does any one know of or can recommend a legitamate news site or tv channel.

    Channel or Site need to be able to do the following:

    1 Impartial
    2 Throw Presenters & Media’s own opinions out of the window.
    3 Just wants to portray the facts to people.
    4 Doesn’t sensationalise every story.
    5 Draws a line in the sand & STAYS BEHIND THE LINE

    im sure you all will be able to relate to some of these analogies.

    I had started to get my news from social media sources, channels but im starting to realise NEWS/MEDIA is broken and the social media sources are unreliable as well, plus full of 90% bullshit

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  10. Philip_2 says:

    Ian Botham – speaks his mind (writing in the Telegraph today)….

    Since I joined the House of Lords, a lot of people have been writing to me about the BBC. They say that it is turning against them – that it doesn’t see them, let alone listen to them. But is my inbox representative?

    According to a new YouGov poll, the answer is clearly yes. It found that only 4 per cent of the public thought that the BBC had improved at representing their values during 2020. A staggering 33 per cent said it had become worse. This is an organisation in big trouble. Any business facing numbers like those would take drastic action.

    The BBC was doing particularly badly in the countryside, from where many people write to me. They dislike how the corporation increasingly uses its programmes to promote the narrow “woke” views of its senior staff. They say it abuses its power to push these “urban progressive” ideas as if they were mainstream.

    They are anything but.

    (more) Telegraph says:
    The BBC is meant to be in the midst of a culture change under its new director-general, Tim Davie. If Ian Botham’s inbox is anything to go by, the plan might not be working. Lord Botham writes in his column of the many correspondents angry at the Corporation for continuing to push an agenda at odds with their country values.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/11/country-people-sick-woke-bbc/?WT.mc_id=e_DM1323827&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Edi_New_Sub&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Edi_Edi_New_Sub20210111&utm_campaign=DM1323827

    And also the TPA are well under way with ‘AXE-THE-TAX’ campaign to challenge the BBC monopoly and its cringing compliance with everything ‘woke’ and lefty…

    Also today:
    Golden goodbyes at the BBC (again and again…)

    Once again the BBC has faced fierce criticism after it was discovered £26.6 million was spent making 310 staff redundant. Of those, 210 employees received a golden goodbye in excess of £100,000.

    The TaxPayers’ Alliance wasted no time in calling out this disgraceful use of licence fee payers’ cash. Our chief executive John O’Connell told the Daily Mail, The Sun, Express and The Times, “The BBC claims it can’t pay for TV licences for over-75s, yet is able to find tens of millions of pounds for golden goodbyes.”

    Continuing the fight-back our digital campaign manager Joe Ventre was a guest on talkRadio to discuss the bumper payoffs. He told presenter Kevin O’Sullivan, “it feels like the BBC is indulging itself with licence fee payers’ money” adding, “£26 million could have paid for over 150,000 TV licences for the over 75s.” Click here to watch a clip.

    Brits are fed up of being forced to the TV tax only to see it squandered on well-heeled execs and golden goodbyes. We will continue to put pressure on the government to put an end to the Beeb’s archaic funding model.

    The Climate is warming up for the BBC funding and perverse biases of Woke culture. Time to remove funding entirely.

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  11. andyjsnape says:

    At this time every year the bBC “reports” on the problem with flu and the overwhelmed hospitals. Good news that there is no flu this year??

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  12. digg says:

    Both Twitter and Facebook have near 10% drop in share price today.

    Advertisers on both (and shareholders) will be sweating right now.

    I jumped ship on both yesterday so I claim a part in this.

    Meanwhile gab.com is reporting 10,000 new users every hour, that’s a quarter of a million a day! it’s sure making the servers overloaded but they are apparently rapidly building capacity.

    I joined Gab today, it was slow but I got there in the end, give them a couple of weeks and they will be invincible.

    For all those put off by the current slow performance of Gab, stick with it, it’s the biggest rise in any company’s user base in history so well worth the bumpy ride right now to send a message to the pricks.

    And tell your friends too!

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    • Doobster78 says:

      Both Twitter and Facebook have near 10% drop in share price today.

      Look forward to the reasons for this drop being discussed on the BBC business bulletin 😁

      Might be waiting a while !!!!!!

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    • gb123 says:

      I did the same thing. I have not used the Twitter account for over three years. No loss. I get more from sites and forums like here.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I signed up with Gab a long time ago, as I suspected this day may come, but never used the account.

      The site is pretty much unusable at present, but will hopefully improve. I can’t help but wonder if it’s just new accounts or if it’s under attack. I haven’t yet come off Twitter, as I don’t want to burn my bridges before building new ones. But the atmosphere on Twitter is markedly different today and will never again be the same.

      We have witnessed the end of an era.

      At some point the ISPs will block Gab. I can see the day in the fairly near future when a paid-for VPN is essential. Can anyone recommend which one?

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  13. Darcy3 says:

    Hateful / abusive speech on Twitter is still allowed for some and is, apparently, praised when it is attacking Brexit:

    “Grooming company boss is praised after defending an employee when a Twitter user ‘tried to get her fired’ after she called him a ‘f****** w*****’ in a Brexit row

    Viking Beard Company tweeted apologising to their EU customers that Brexit meant they’d no longer be able to ship orders due to customs costs
    User replied saying if they can’t ‘fill out paperwork’ they don’t ‘deserve custom’
    Business manager for the company replied to tweet calling him a ‘f***** w*****'”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9133577/Boss-praised-defending-employee-called-customer-f-w.html

    If I were to speak to a customer or deal with a comment in that manner I know what would happen

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    • Darcy3 says:

      She did receive a 12 hour “Twitter ban” apparently….

      yet “Sarah shared her boss’ response, which quickly went viral with more than 34,000 likes and retweets.”

      Just shows the type that infect this platform

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      • Darcy3 says:

        This is how their “UK Business Manager” responds to a customer complaint:

        “look at this c**t my employers tweeted that they could no longer send retail orders to the EU cos (sic) of Brexit and this f*cker posts a bye bye gif. Jobs are at risk FFS and this pr*ck thinks he’s clever WHAT A F*CKING W*NKER”

        and the company added “as for your custom stick it up your a*se”

        And the twitter twats love it

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Could be a very bad day for the BBC

    2700 vaccination locations and 2.5 million vaccinated

    Then – Islamic terrorist – ‘ a local Libyan man from Reading ‘ given a triple whole life sentence for Reading slaughter in the name of Allah last year –

    Both of these positive pieces of news have to be buried very quickly ….look the other way ….

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Helena Wilkinson – the BBC droid outside the old Bailey managed to get through the report without mentioning Islamic terrorism – quite a feat – and she will go very far defending the chosen BBC religion .

    Such a shame there is still no death penalty – what a waste of taxpayers money keeping him alive … unless someone does him a favour – of course – inshallah …

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    • Tabs says:

      My local BBC news only mentions Islam when talking about a member of the public who, with the police, chased after the knifeman.

      Always the same with the BBC, mention Islam when it’s a victim or hero but never when it’s a criminal.

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    • JimS says:

      Rather racist to suggest BAMEs need extra support, especially when the expert quoted is blonde, white and a Scot!

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      • Darcy3 says:

        Blonde female available for “advice” ?

        that’ll be another one parent black family on the way

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    • NotSure says:

      To be fair, there is a white lady’s chin in the corner of the last picture.

      Represent !

      Ps edit : Hello again all, been offline for a while, glad to see everyone thinking and questioning as always.

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    • Nodding Dog says:

      Scroll to the bottom and there’s another section called ‘parents toolkit’ with a picture of two woman and a child.Open it up and you have a black woman with kid then an Asian teen girl and finally we have a white woman….but with black partner and mixed race child on her lap.
      Who the hell reads this crap anyway please don’t tell me people actually turn to the BBC for advice and tips on parenting…or anything else for that matter!

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      • Tabs says:

        Scroll to the bottom of ‘parents toolkit’ and there is a photo of another black family and a link to ‘Coronavirus anxiety: how to protect our children’

        …then scroll to the bottom of that… ad nauseam!

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  16. G.W.F. says:

    So Binden is going to unify America which has been divided by the bad organge man.

    Let us all look forward to the trial of the police officers charged with the killing of Floyd George.

    It is scheduled for March but delays until June are anticipated because of the virus.
    Let’s see what happens if these cops are either acquitted or get lighter sentences than BLM demand. Pass the popcorn and watch the fires that Joe can’t put out.

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Can Floyd be charged post mortem with inciting riots and insurrection through resisting arrest ?

      I am lead to believe his actions and language were a shade more colourful than Trump’s.

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Had a quick look at the NYTimes – today it puts Trump Johnson and Orban into the ‘far right liars ‘ basket . we were all lied to about brexit so voted for it .

    The NY Times sees itself as a ‘quality newspaper ‘ but looking at it today I don’t think I’d use it to replace my toilet paper …

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    • Darcy3 says:

      I would not let that Pelosi anywhere near my nether regions if she’s in there

      80 year old hag with rubber tits and a wig, no way

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      • JohnC says:

        She truly is a vile person.
        I saw her talking to a reporter after publically tearing up Trump’s state of the union address and her face was contorted and shaking with hate as she spoke.
        I sometimes wonder if the MSM can see the same things I can see because it’s blindingly obvious all of these attempts to impeach Trump are driven by pure, personal hatred. Yet she is given a completely free ride.
        The Left seem to have no ethics or sense of personal honour whatsoever. I’ve been watching for it with curiosity ever since I first noticed in the run up to Brexit. It’s all of them!.
        I have concluded that people who gravitate to the Left are typically shallow, greedy people who – like all such people – get nasty very quickly when they lose.

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        • Roland Deschain says:

          I think they are also wanting to rule him out if the 2024 running. I think he’d be too old by then anyway.

          The reasons behind Trump’s election haven’t gone away, however. I have a feeling his successor will be far less accommodating to the left.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Roland
            For someone ‘universally vilified ‘ they seem pretty worried that he might return in 2024 . Sleepy Joe will be gone by then so he will be against the unelected uppity coffee coloured VP . Not just fixed the current election but already fixing the next one .
            Swamp really defending itself .

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          • JohnC says:

            I’m hoping that 6 months of Biden then the rest with Harris will mean a landslide for the Republicans next time.
            I just hope they find someone with what it takes to bring some common sense back into the world.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              John – hoping for a landslide ? After what just happened ? How can there be a fair election in the USA again ?

              There will be no investigation … no MSM examination of what really happened . It’s what they all wanted … and know they can get away with it …..besides america will be at war next time so the incumbent will wrap themselves in the flag and the bodies of dead kids …

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              • G.W.F. says:

                John, Fedup2

                We will be lucky if there is an election next time.
                We will be lucky here to see an election. Proposals to postpone local elections like last year. The Emir won’t need voting machines or postal votes. The ongoing pandemic will see to that.

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            • G says:

              John,
              “….next time…..” If that’s possible. And in any event Harris (I’m ignoring Chinese Joe because he’s booked to go anyway) will have carried out so much destruction by then and completely broken the country, as planned, that the task of putting it right will be unsurmountable.
              With the obvious deterioration over the recent past decades, I keep thinking that if Clinton had achieved her wish in 2016, the US would have been over by now. I think she was to have been the last to completely destroy the US.

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        • Zelazek says:

          JohnC,

          I have been noticing these things too about the Left.

          I have been wondering about why people adopt the politics they do. From what I’ve read, there appear to be psychological (and even biological) factors that may account for the differences between liberals and conservatives.

          Liberals are apparently more open to new experiences, more tolerant, more impulsive, more uncontrolled. Conservatives feel disgust more keenly, are more conscientious, more moralistic, more fearful and aware of threats.

          When you compare the political, economic and social policies advocated by both groups there seems to be a surprising link to these psychological factors.

          It is perhaps no accident that that regular letter-writer to the Times, “Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells”, was supposed to be a conservative. And that those who are open to open borders and uncontrolled immigration are overwhelmingly liberals.

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    • Seppers says:

      Oh that again? I hate it, because I voted to leave for my own reasons regardless of what the Leave campaigns said and also because the Remain campaignwas disgusting me and leading me away from my initial Remain tendencies. Partly that I think the EU benefits the better off more, which you could argue was progressive, though NY Times and Beeb have seemed incapable of thinking outside of a narrow range of thought on this subject.

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    I m suffering the BBC news channel this afternoon . I’m waiting for an asylum or human rights lawyer to pop up to explain why the Islamic terrorist mass murderer who “wanted to rape Britain “ should have still been in the UK – or indeed why he is still alive ….( is that hate speech ?)

    The bBC autocue reader really perked up when the thing about ‘articles of impeachment ‘ has been announced . I thought the droid was going to leap for joy …

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  19. JohnC says:

    Well, it looks like it is official policy now. The BBC are not going to refer to Muslims or Islam at all when they report terror attacks.
    The only hint you will get at the attackers motive will be the phrase ‘religious jihad’ – which will mentioned just once.
    The report will not contain any explanation of the motivating causes whatsoever. It will just describe what happened. Contrast that with any of the far-right attacks where a detailed motivation of the offendor is researched and fully described.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-55622476
    Disgusting hypocrisy and double standards by the BBC. Yet again.

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  20. Darcy3 says:

    Cultural appropriation, whitened skin, red tinted, straightened hair what is it she hates about being black ?

    “REVEALED: Kamala Harris’ team chose to dress her in Converse sneakers NOT Vogue staff but VP-elect is ‘extremely disappointed’ with cover that was slammed for ‘white-washed’ skin and ‘lazy editing'”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9134363/Kamala-Harris-extremely-disappointed-Vogue-cover.html

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    Wow – in the run up to the 5pm briefing pantomime – they put on Sir David King – former chief scientific adviser to HMG . He ranted about nothing being good enough and what are we doing for poor countries and the there is no vaccination strategy ( clearly a lie ) the beeboid realised he was dealing with a grumpy old man and just let him poor depression over any aspect of improved morale as the vaccine program gets going ….

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  22. The Sage says:

    Sums up this country in one article.
    A Libyan given asylum (like the Manchester bomber) and for little or no reason, constantly in trouble but never deported, only released for prison a couple of days before murdering the three men, known by MI5……. Nobody accountable for letting this terrorist stay in the UK. God help this country.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-55622476

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  23. Concrete sea says:

    I had an email from the Beeb today….

    ‘We’re interested to understand your views on the BBC and some of the other services you use.

    If you’d like to have a say, please take part in our survey about the BBC. It should take no longer than 5 minutes. We’ll use this feedback, alongside your online BBC activity to understand how we can improve the BBC’s products and services.

    Simply visit bbc.co.uk/send/u61149175 or click the ‘Take Part’ link below’.

    There is room to comment, so it does give an opportunity to vent your anger if so desired.
    I very much suspect with most ‘surveys’, the whole point of it is to say “We are addressing some issues..look we’ve done a survey”. As regards taking action on the replies, well we all know that is modern Beeb comedy at it’s best.
    I must stop now, I really need to laugh.. a lot.

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    • Darcy3 says:

      You cannot just provide your opinion, you have to “create an account” and “sign in”

      I am sick of these bleeding “accounts” you have to provide all your details to access just about anything now

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    • moggie63 says:

      I remember completing this survey, but I’m sure it said that some comments would not be used. I wonder which ones.

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – the ‘work experience’ trainees are at it again

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news

    “Brokenshire to leave ministerial job for surgery” – Isn’t that public spirited at a time of our NHS being overwhelmed? A Government Minister leaves Parliament to help out in the hard-pressed NHS. Apparently, not. ‘Brokenshire to leave Ministerial job to have surgery’ would be more correct. Good wishes to him for recovery.

    “Morrisons to ban shoppers who refuse to wear masks.” is OK but the next bit can leave readers scratching their heads “People who refuse to wear face coverings that are not medically exempt will not be allowed to shop inside” How can I get my face mask exempted? Will the BBC provide a helpful guide on the web-site? Will I be allowed to shop outside? Will my requirements be brought out to me if I hold up a large list to the window? Perhaps the BBC can produce another handy guide.

    They seem to like telling us ‘how to do it’.

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  25. vlad says:

    Beijing Biden’s probable win means he will go easy on Big Tech (where Trump was starting to rein them in), which means they will feel even more emboldened to push their liberal-left agendas and crush alternative platforms of free expression.

    It also means we’ll never find out about the details of the Biden family’s criminal activities; or details of the greatest election fraud in history; or of the shenanigans of the deep state, the swamp, the Dems, the security services and so much more over the past 4 years.

    And don’t expect the MSM to look into any of that, much less the biased, lying BBC.

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  26. taffman says:

    “Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over bike ride seven miles from home”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55620138

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  27. taffman says:

    \\UK economy ‘to get worse before it gets better’//
    \\”The UK economy will “get worse before it gets better” as the country battles the pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned.”//

    Speaking the bleeding obvious.

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  28. taffman says:

    “Reading stabbings: Khairi Saadallah jailed for park murders”
    “Since seeking asylum in Britain, he had been repeatedly arrested and convicted of various offences, including theft and assault, between 2013 and 2020.”

    Lessons to be learned anyone ?

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    • Beltane says:

      One lesson to be fully appreciated taff is that there was found to be no, repeat, no homophobic element to the attacks.
      Obviously.

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  29. Sluff says:

    Anyone notice how few BBC voxpops involve indigenous white British people?

    This is in part due to BBC political correctness but also reflects the barely reported by them mass demographic change of ethnicity among under 50 year olds.

    Which I cannot ever remember being explicitly asked to vote about.

    PS and having written that, guess what? Moments later its off to a primary school in Halifax, to talk to two parents……Imam and Sajida

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    • JohnC says:

      I suspect they think the whole country has the same demographic as their office.
      For the BBC idiots, equality means one white, one black and one Asian. The actual percentages in society are ignored because they don’t fit the agenda.

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  30. Kaiser says:

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  31. JohnC says:

    Goodness me again. If you want to see just how spiteful and vindictive the Left are towards Trump, have a look at this:
    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/11/opinions/hold-trump-accountable-lockhart/index.html
    This guy doesn’t just want Trump removed. He wants him completely ruined. The whole article is 100% hate. I suspect he would willingly beat Trump to death with a cricket bat and they would have to drag him away from the corpse to stop him. This guy represents everything wrong in the world today.
    And CNN are happy to host it.
    I only saw it because Google thrust it under my nose on the Android tablet – even though I’ve removed CNN from my news feed. No surprise there either.
    I have to admit I’m absolutely sick to the back teeth of these hypocrites now.

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    • Kaiser says:

      “for his outrageous and immoral behavior” for example???

      compared to who?

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    • JimS says:

      “The good news for all Americans is that they are not completely helpless in punishing Trump for taking the country to the brink of authoritarianism. ”

      If Trump, one man, was able to take America to the brink of authoritarianism just imagine what congress, the courts, CNN, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon can do!

      If anyone needs an ‘Article 50’ done to them it is Nancy Pelosi, she’s totally off the rails.

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  32. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just caught Betty Boothroyd interview on Sky where I’m sure I heard that she has proof (in writing) from the makers that the vaccine (the Pfizer one) is only effective for 90 days without the (3 week) booster.

    This means that everyone vaccinated is back to square one if they have to wait 3 months instead of doing it properly as per the makers instructions.

    Why don’t they do the 10 million or so high risk/oldies correctly instead of the way the politicians want.

    Once done with the 3 week gap they can be forgotten about instead of the bodge of this 3 month gap where the vaccine becomes ineffective.

    Don’t they realise that they may get a few weeks extra vaccines in arms this month but in March (April and May) the second vaccinations will all be needed for the vulnerable.

    Just imagine if they can do 6 million a month, that’s 18 million in 3 months, then these 18 million will all need second jabs meaning 18 million completed in 6 months with the 3 month gap.
    If they do it properly with the 3 week gap it still means 18 million jabs in 6 months but those vaccinated will have long term protection.
    These numbers are just for examples to try and show 3 weeks or 3 months make no difference to the numbers vaccinated so doing it properly should be the way to go.

    If the vaccines are ineffective after 90 days it could mean having 2 more jabs if they have to wait 3 months, one after 3 months and the third 3 weeks later, as per the makers instructions.

    Anyone know if others Countries are bodging it or doing it properly.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I read that the Israelis have a ticket system where you collect the ticket when at the mass vax centre . The ticket tells you the date and time to come back for the second one …..

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    • Sluff says:

      EG
      Your Critical Path Analysis example will be way over the heads of the BBC arts graduates in the propaganda, I mean news room.

      And probably over the heads of most in government as well.
      Note how at this evening’s press conference Hancock was full of detail about the next few weeks and then very vague indeed about what will happen after mid February.

      They need to be able to do 4 million a week by then, of whom half need to be second jabs. But the number 4 has yet to pass Johnson or Hancock’s lips.

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    • Seppers says:

      I wonder whether they consulted the manufacturer on this? Hope so!

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  33. Laughing at Lefties says:

    A reminder of the evil that the BBC is protecting.

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  34. Sluff says:

    BBC news at 1825.
    You can’t make it up.

    A feature on how Joe Biden is helping stutterers and stammerers by his example. . 3% have this affliction, apparently. A little boy is featured. And a BBC producer.

    What a hero our Joe is. What a great example he sets.
    That is the unmistakeable distinctly biased BBC message.

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    • tomo says:

      All the stutterers and stammer-ers I’ve met wouldn’t need a 20 foot square teleprompter above and behind the camera.

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  35. G.W.F. says:

    Tonight on 6pm news. Bibiden has a stut stutter and the BBC describe him as aman who in coping with his stut stutter who has be ==come more compassionate.
    Expect more of this worship from the BBC

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  36. taffman says:

    Al Beeb beware!
    Now that Brexit is done and dusted . The Reform Party are coming after you…………………
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-55617824

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  37. Guest Who says:

    This story is very BBC.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55615214?
    Parler social network sues Amazon for pulling support

    That is not meant in a good way. Almost every paragraph is constructed with zero journalistic integrity. I moved to Parler because Twitter is a twisted ideologically politicised affront to free speech, hence the attraction to RTing, banning and blocking Beeboids. The attempted conflations and inferences are laughable.

    No wonder the BBC is in full support of shutting down an alternative that exists on choice vs. rigged corporate and establishment heft and compulsion.

    It also has Rorified ‘analysis’, which is worse.

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Socialism fail, Bristol Council thought it would start a council owned energy company
    ..after four years it collapsed with £50m losses

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    • tomo says:

      tsk… stew

      what about the enduring legacy of all those critical race theory unconscious bias trained “hiring managers”?

      How will they ensure they’re unconscious before the bias training starts?

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    • taffman says:

      StewGreen
      “Hopefully Bristol will vote him out later this year…unless he resigns first. ”
      If there is an election ?

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    • G says:

      Even second-rate Councillors should stay well clear of private commercial activity.

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  39. Fedup2 says:

    No – they’ll still vote him in – voters in big cities – welfare and dodgy postal voting …. I suppose some of the mayors friends trousered the cash ….

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  40. Dobyns says:

    Not to be seen on al beeb

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  41. StewGreen says:

    Back in July Google “accidentally” blacklisted conservative sites.

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  42. Dobyns says:

    The fear is strong in these …

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  43. Northern Voter says:

    I was thinking back about the newsreaders on the BBC I saw in my childhood in the 1950’s and 60’s, you know Richard Baker, Kenneth Kendall and Robert Dougall. Anyway I went to googleinvestigate and up came a piece from the Express from 2018 talking about the death of Richard Baker. It appears he gave the first BBC TV news bulletin on July 5th 1954. The interesting part is that these newsreaders were not seen. The reason given was that changing their facial expression was seen by the BBC as threatening their impartiality, and in those days the BBC took impartiality seriously. Haha.

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  44. Doobster78 says:

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  45. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – there’s something not quite right about this, BBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/55560714
    The BBC here are debunking claims on the internet supported by video that UK hospitals are not as busy as SAGE, Whitty, the Government and others claim. The BBC Reality Check team of Christopher Giles, Jack Goodman and Olga Robinson – three BBC Reality checkers(!) yes, three! – are claiming all these accounts of empty hospital corridors are FakeNews and FalseFacts.

    The BBC Reality Check team are not specific about how many of these videos exist, nor where they were filmed. The best they can do is “There have been videos taken of dozens of locations and some have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.” This very non-specific dismantling of an internet claim starts to sound alarms bells for me. How about you?

    The best way to refute these video claims as FakeNews and FalseFacts would, of course, require the BBC Reality Check team to go and do some real journalism and produce some video clips of hospital staff frantically at work helping Covid patients, with trolleys being pushed by porters into wards crammed with patients, would it not? And nurses rushing to and fro, with an A&E full of people waiting to be attended to.

    There have been several photos on the BBC web-site with rows of ambulances outside hospitals but that doesn’t indicate a hospital that is over-run or overwhelmed. It may merely indicate crews on a break or at the end of a shift or waithing to take discharged but immobile patients home. In just two of the many photos I have seen on the BBC w-s, there was one patient in each being wheeled into the hospital by an ambulance crew member.

    There is a 3minute 33second video put up by the BBC at the end of this web-site article which really doesn’t show NHS staff being overwhelmed by Covid patients, rather the reverse.

    As a debunking or reality checking article this raises more questions of the BBC than it answers. It also raises doubts about the quality of BBC Fact-checking and Reality-checking. Maybe Marianna could check the BBC Reality Checkers? The Reality Check team could check Marianna over to return the favour.

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    • Khaa2091 says:

      The empty corridors tend to be outpatient areas. They are rarely suitable for conversion to inpatient areas – rooms are not big enough for trollies, there is no piped oxygen, there are not enough power points for equipment.

      Italy flashes before all of us where it has been widely reported (by colleagues working there as well) that patients died of hypoxia without any oxygen available. At the moment, I have had the capacity to eventually treat everyone in front of me. I am not ignoring the cancers, and there are also many many other immediately life threatening emergencies which we are still treating.
      I agree we are not overwhelmed, but we are perilously close and genuinely asking people to stay at home to save the NHS so we can treat you and your family if we need to. Our usual 19 bedded ITU currently has 35 patients (not all Covid), multiple wards have been switched to medical (usually surgical, as you can imagine we are are limited to a very small number of cancer surgeries which we review daily).
      I am not defending the BBC and agree with many of the things on here, but this not a BBC lie.

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  46. Roland Deschain says:

    I suspect Big Tech may rue the day they overstepped the mark. Now world governments have seen what a few unaccountable monopolies can do to them, I suspect they will develop a hitherto unseen need to regulate and break up.

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    • vlad says:

      But not in the US where the Dems stand to benefit from their huge power and equally huge bias.

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  47. The WestWyvern says:

    Anybody listen to Radio 3 around 18.00 today?

    There’s a big story that’s going to run and run according to the host of ‘in tune’.

    Apparently the EU offered British Musicians visa free travel in the Riech EUSSR, post Brexit.

    But HMG declined, requesting instead a counter-deal that would also allow UK Buisness people obtaining visa free travel in those lands.. The EU were not keen…

    So now, UK musicians have lost out on visa free travel.

    Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

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  48. Doobster78 says:

    Tony M nails it !!! Remainers hoping for chaos and carnage are bitterly disappointed 😀. Looking round for any crumb of comfort for their sad little lives !!!!

    All they can muster today 😁😁😁

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    • NotSure says:

      Absolutely. After seeing the smirking Dutch official I’ve decided to Boycott ALL exports from the Netherlands.

      No more poor quality bacon, Struppenwaffen (I know) or hiding in my attic.

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