353 Responses to Start the Week 25 January 2021

  1. taffman says:

    BJ – “Ok that lockdown did not work what’s next then Mark ?”
    MJ. – How about we try another lockdown?

       45 likes

  2. taffman says:

    Al Beeb “Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day”
    It’s not a good start for Joe .

       37 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      They know weakness when they see it.

         51 likes

      • Garry Lavin says:

        Quite so.

           18 likes

      • G says:

        I guess that having received a telephone call from their masters in Beijing, an aide will hurriedly put together a Presidential Order to submit to the fraudulent President to sign to the effect that if Taiwan is invaded the US will withdraw from the area.

        After all, Beijing Biden and his team has pledged to reverse all DJT’s Orders haven’t they?

           24 likes

        • NCBBC says:

          G
          We are now in a situation of a distinct possibility of civil war in USA. The anger of over 80 million Trump voters (this is a majority anyway you look at it), is not abating. Far from it.

          There is great danger for Britain here too. I don’t think our government realises the danger to it.

          Instead we have a British government bent on terrorising the people.

          When it needs the people, they will have lost its support.

             18 likes

          • G says:

            Agreed NCBBC,

            The election fraud is not going away and theoretically there’s nothing the Dem/commies can do to change that. It will fester on until……?

               8 likes

            • The General says:

              The Democrats will just push ahead and nothing will be done to remedy the fraud and deception which is being aided by the Media in the USA. Unfortunately our media are of the same ilk and no doubt would relish the chance to cover up similar fraudulent occurrence in future elections here.
              We keep hearing that “there is absolutely no evidence of fraud” in the US election, this despite scores of ordinary citizens signing affidavits exposing the fraudulent acts they have witnessed. There are dozens of videos plainly showing those counting ballots blatantly cheating for example scanning the same ballots over and over again, filling ballots in, scanning what are supposed to be postal ballots but are perfectly flat and have never been folded to go into an envelope and one of the ‘counters’ opening envelopes looking at which candidate had been selected and crumpling up most and throwing them in the bin.
              Why if you had noting to hide would you go to Court to stop inspectors and computer experts examining the tabulation machines ?
              Most worrying is how officials in both government and the Justice system are turning a blind eye or even condoning it. Courts refuse to even hear the evidence as they realise they could not fail to accept it.

                 7 likes

              • Blackwell says:

                The affidavits were from Trump supporters and were either hearsay, or misinformed.

                62 lawsuits, 61 lost.

                Here’s what one judge on the affidavits in one case:

                “Perhaps if Plaintiffs’ election challenger affiants had attended the October 29, 2020 walk-through of the TCF Center ballot counting location, questions and concerns could have been answered in advance of Election Day.

                “Regrettably, they did not,” the judge wrote. “Plaintiffs’ interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.”

                https://eu.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/12/03/trump-lawsuits-challenging-election-michigan-arizona-pennsylvania-georgia/6425725002/

                   0 likes

                • Blackwell says:

                  The videos are bullshit:

                  https://factcheck.afp.com/georgia-video-ballots-suitcases-does-not-show-election-fraud

                  The idea none of the courts examined evidence on its merits is another talking point, but its not true. In fact, some courts dismissed the cases for other reasons, but still went on to remark on the merits anyway. There weren’t any merits. These included Trump appointed judges.

                  Trump’s attorney general Bill Barr, Republican election supervisors, independent observers and US intelligence officials as well as courts including the Supreme court all found no evidence of significant or widespread voter fraud, and the Trump team couldn’t even put together a coherent theory on how this was done in several swing states with thousands of votes. And by the Democrats – who struggle sometimes to organise their own primaries.
                  (Not including the Hugo Chavez theory with the company that’s now suing those that defamed it).

                  https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/election-2020-trump-campaign-election-lawsuits-stand/story?id=74041748

                     0 likes

                  • Blackwell says:

                    On the other hand, Trump doesn’t like to lose.
                    When he lost Republican primaries in 2016 to Ted Cruz, he said he’d been cheated (think that was before he alleged Cruz’ father was implicated in the assassination of JFK)

                    He said he wouldn’t accept defeat in 2016 if he lost to Hilary Clinton. He said that if he lost to Joe Biden, he would have to have been cheated, and refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

                    On election night, while votes were still being counted and he was behind, he declared himself the winner.

                    He begged, threatened and cajoled the Georgia Secretary of State to find him 11,780 votes. Biden won by 11,779.

                       0 likes

                • tomo says:

                  How many of those suits failed on standing?

                  You’re good with just a name, no address and no signature verification on mail in ballots?

                  okay….

                     2 likes

  3. Patriot says:

    Missed out on the last thread, so here goes…I’ve finally mustered the courage to contribute to this site. For a couple of years now I’ve been in awe of contributors such as Fed, Taff, Stew and Halifax (Who I really hope is safe and well) etc. They all speak genuine, rounded truth…Nothing like the ghastly cesspit known as the BBC. That programme I just watched on BBC 2 now was the worst so far. They went lower than a snakes belly in their attempts to discredit DJT. Going to another level to prove their hatred and contempt for what I see as the last bastion of the USA as I know it. We are in troubled times my friends, and the sooner the failing BBC is nullified the better.

       86 likes

    • Deborah says:

      Welcome Patriot, you watched the Donald Trump story so I didn’t have to. I guessed what it would be like and you have confirmed it.

         43 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      Patriot
      Welcome, and thoughtful post.

      How right you are. Have been writing of the dangerous election in the USA for a over a year. So it has turned out.
      The post election period in America is even mote dangerous. And we in Britain, along with the BBC, if it had sense, would have kept mum, and adopt a neutral, ” We wish America well”, attitude.
      Instead, Britain has put its support for the Biden regime – a regime whose validity is in question. .

      Lets hope for Britain’s sake, we made the right bet.

         19 likes

  4. Roland Deschain says:

    At the insistence of Mrs D, and against my better judgement, we watched A Perfect Planet, the latest Attenborough vehicle. Well, excuse for him to add a voiceover from his bedroom.

    There was some marvellous photography and in general I enjoyed the show. But there’s a reason I avoid these programmes as a rule, and sure enough along it came. “But things are changing. Melting ice [coupled on screen with a time lapse of the annual ice cap retreat] threatens to slow the ocean currents and stop them altogether.” Yes, it’s the obligatory climate change lecture that has become more part of Attenborough than those famous gorillas.

    Next week promises to be a doozy. How humans are changing the planet and affecting its life support systems. Mrs D can watch if she wishes. I’ll give that a miss.

       72 likes

  5. Kaiser says:

       51 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      nothing surprises me about the BBC. Even then they were referring to our troops as “British troops! not “ours” They have treachery as the major part of their DNA.

         56 likes

      • NCBBC says:

        I remember the Falklands war, and the anger of our soldiers at the behaviour of the BBC, while action was going on.

        The BBC is the BBC. Its now into Wokeism, but its all the same mould – Far Left wing Marxist communism.

        It disguises as Peaceniks in the Greenham Common era and CND. Or it will use AGW, Climate Change, BLM, Antifa, Racism, or anything it can attach itself to. Now its Wokeism, Great Reset and Climate Change, but its constant is Marxism.

        I hope and Pray that Trump voters, who have been cheated out of their constitutional rights, take their country back from the communists thieves ( thats how Bolsheviks came to power).

           31 likes

    • theisland says:

      The bBC is still colluding with the ‘enemy’ at every possible opportunity. For this reason alone it should be axed. The other main reason is its continuous onslaught on our children via its so-called ‘education’ programmes.

         50 likes

      • NCBBC says:

        theisland

        The government is never going to axe the BBC, as its global reputation and reach, is too useful for any government.

        1. As the BBC is running short of money, it can reimburse the lost older 75s money.

        2. It can abolish the license, and simply give the money as part of the general taxation.

        Option 2 is simple, as it avoids the hassle of collecting money. But the disadvantage is that the BBC is no longer an “independent” organisation. Not good.

        Option 2 is also not good, as once an organisation becomes part of the government, its beyond the reach of people and criticism.

        Stay with Option 1
        Let us consider that as people who are not yet 75 but despise the BBC, stop paying the license fee. As it takes to much money to chase after non-payers, the government ends up paying for the non-payers.

        Which means that those who pay, as they like the BBC, end up paying twice. While we pay just once, but reduced. Obviously there is an optimum. If all stop paying the license, the government will abolish the license, and pay the BBC out of taxation, as they do on the continent.

        The advantage at the moment, and with Option 1, is the BBC is not part of the government, and we can still lay into it.

           6 likes

  6. Eddy Booth says:

    Riot police in the Netherlands have clashed with protesters angry at new coronavirus restrictions.

    Officers used water cannon and tear gas to clear demonstrators in Eindhoven. They had gathered in defiance of a new 21:00 (20:00 GMT) curfew.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55788924

    How long before we ” try” a curfew?

       39 likes

  7. Nibor says:

    The Food Programme on Radio 4 ( “the place for hungry minds “)at 12.30pm followed by World This Weekend did four businesses that were badly affected by Brexit .

    The BBC just don’t get it . There will be businesses, trades and industries that can only thrive or survive if we are in the EU , and likewise others can than only thrive or survive if we are out of the EU .
    Then there are the businesses, trades and industries killed off already because we were in the EU .
    If the BBC broadcasts about the first set it should also broadcast about the other two sets – if it was impartial.

       64 likes

    • Garry Lavin says:

      Exactly. I’ve never seen news features about the huge EU subsidies that were used to lure big corporations away from the U.K…..to relocate to Eastern Europe.

         45 likes

  8. taffman says:

    Al Beeb , “Snow: Severe weather warnings in place across UK”

    More global warming anyone ?

       47 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      They should make a visit to where I live – just 35 miles north of London ! we don’t experience ‘weather’ here. We just have a dash of everything — drop of rain, bit of wind, light dusting of snow, currently its brilliant sunshine. Only been drenched a couple of times this winter when I timed it wrong for walking the dog, but I’ve yet to wear a thick heavy winter coat – thats been gathering dust in the wardrobe. 🙂

         9 likes

  9. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio4 As soon as you can say “The Great Reset” it sounds like the BBC will be pushing it down your throat.
    + Vince Cable + Anti-Capitalism

    – Mariana Mazzucato, of UCL, tells Amol Rajan it’s time western governments took a braver approach to the biggest problems of our time – inequality, disease and environmental crisis.
    (What crisis the weather is about the same as it’s always been ..variable)
    Plugging her book : she argues that capitalism has foundered.
    Taking inspiration from President Kennedy’s decision in 1962 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, she calls for a greater sense of purpose from governments and a bolder public-private cooperation.

    – Vince Cable looks back over the last 250 years to understand the power politicians have to transform their countries’ fortunes, for better or worse.

    – In Why You Won’t Get Rich the journalist Robert Verkaik aims his ire at capitalism and the failure to treat people fairly.
    He argues that for too many people hard work is no longer enough to keep them off the breadline.
    While economic statistics place the UK as the sixth richest economy Verkaik believes too few reap the benefit.

    Producer’s name is Katy Hickman I wonder if she is related to Leo the Guardian green PR guy

       39 likes

    • Garry Lavin says:

      I used to be quite the ‘eco warrior ‘ back in the 70s…and I always taught my students about good materials and resources husbandry…….and these things have been said since 1970.

      I suspect that periodically recycling the notions provides the opportunity for a book earner.

         24 likes

  10. StewGreen says:

    11am Radio4 More Trump Hating
    Battle for the Captiol
    With Trump out of office, Leah Sottile on what’s next for America’s far-right

    The only tweet so far is by people who use fascist methods to fight perceived fascism
    (@uaf tweeted it to @AntiRacismDay & @LouiseRawAuthor the hatey person who is the BBC Radio London historian)

    Leah explores America’s far-right at this very moment; fired up by conspiracies, frustrations, and the defeat of the first President they have ever supported. (not true surely)
    On Wednesday 6th January, as a Joint Session of Congress met to certify the election of Joe Biden, Trump supporters breached security lines and stormed the Capitol Building
    in scenes that looked straight out of the racist hate filled propaganda novel The Turner Diaries.

    (What you mean that after minimal pushing cops just stood down and waved goofballs in. A handful of which are identified with weird Identitarian groups)

    Two pipe bombs were found just blocks away at the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees.
    (AFAIK no one knows whether that was an antifa nutter or Identitarian nutter .. I presume such groups are well infiltrated by cops etc.
    It is true that ONE man Lonnie Coffman was arrested cos cops found his parked up truck with : 2 gun, 11 molotovs in it… He was away near the Capitol with a gun in his pocket and AFAIK was the only guy found have broken the no gun rule that day )

    Leah asks how Donald Trump has managed to manipulate a rabble of foot-soldier extremists and asks what’s next – and how worried we should be.
    (He didn’t manipulate them to go into the Capitol did he ..that is a Conspiracy Theory)

    Interviews include Kerry Noble, and former elder of far right militant group….

    These anti-Trump network people like Medhi Hasan and this guy have been tweeting for ages maybe a year plus their conspiracy theories that Trump was going to lead a “far-right insurrection”
    .. so it is interesting that relatively minor Capitol event was quickly called that (no guns and burning/looting like BLM/antifa events often had)
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rs8w

       47 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Leah Sottile is a freelance journalist based in Portland, Ore., and is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post.

      She’s kind of a ProudBoys “far right” hunter
      who lives in antifa country
      She has written stuff about genuine violent “far right” nutters
      but they tend to seem mentally ill.

      I see people in her timeline tweeting
      “Fascism is bad and you should be fighting it!” as a kind of justification for the fasciststyle tactics of antifa.
      She herself does seem to be coiming from a beginning in journalism rather than an antifa pretending to be a journo.
      Done 8 articles in 3 years

         26 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      There are genuine victims in 2020 of righty nutcases in the US
      and they should be remembered.

      But say 5 to 10 times more deaths and damage has been done by lefty antifa BLM
      the BBC seems obviously to be erasing the memory of their victims.

         2 likes

  11. StewGreen says:

    19:35pm Panorama : The Jihadis from My Schooldays
    That’s all the info there is
    And no one has tweeted anything about it.

    “Panorama reporter Olivia Davies went to school and college with three boys who later went to fight in Syria.”

       24 likes

  12. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Public Broadcasters can’t help themselves, can they?

       8 likes

  13. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Public Broadcasters can’t help themselves, can they?

       9 likes

  14. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole shares and defers to the wisdom of one ‘Mr. Brown’.

    ***
    UK risks becoming ‘failed state’ says ex-PM

    The UK must reform how it is governed or risk becoming a “failed state”, former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown has warned. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he says Covid has exposed “tensions” between Whitehall and the nations and regions. Recent polls have suggested rising support for Scottish independence – and a potential border vote in Northern Ireland. “The complaint is that Whitehall does not fully understand the country it is supposed to govern,” says Mr Brown

    ***

    So an utter failure as a state politician is platformed by a state broadcaster of 20,000 and enforced £5B budget losing audience hand over fist.

    Interesting use of governance and ‘Whitehall’ (bbc quotes). Elected pols or embedded civservs all on nice wedge and pensions no matter what?

       35 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      There are other indications of a ‘failed state’. For instance, it might sell off its gold reserves at a knock down price, or it might choose to raid the pension pots of its citizens, or it might even borrow hundreds of billions to bail out the banks. Three things that Gordon Clown would be rather familiar with…

         41 likes

  15. Guest Who says:

    Also moleworthy, Mr. Mason of renowned accuracy fame.

    ****

    ‘Expectation management’ on school reopening

    Ministers are desperate to avoid easing restrictions, only to have to re-impose them – and are managing expectations around the timescale of loosening the lockdown.

    The chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, told me: “Obviously schools should be back. If necessary offer all teachers the vaccine. Certainly once the most vulnerable are vaccinated, there has to be a roadmap and school children should be first.”

    But one senior figure having regular conversations with the Department for Education told me there was an “unwritten acknowledgement” that schools returning fully after the February half-term had been “written off”.

    Discussions continue about prioritising some year groups returning once this is deemed safe – but even that feels some way off.

    Read full story >

    Chris Mason.

    ***
    So, a source, who says, is the basis of an ‘unwritten… “unwritten acknowledgment” (how can a quote from an unsubstantiated source be “quoted”?) is the order of the day.

    Managing the public like a boss, bbc. No wonder Mr. Mason is prone to censoring any asking questions.

       18 likes

  16. Roland Deschain says:

    This is a pretty blatant piece of propaganda, and not even done well.

    Meet Max. He’s a serial lockdown breaker who keeps going to parties. And he’s decided that the very ones to talk to about it and get a fair hearing are the BBC. So far, so unlikely.

    And he’s given them a quote. “You make decisions, and you take risks. Sometimes the risks get you fined, sometimes the risks get you arrested, sometimes the risk spreads a massive disease to the rest of the world.”

    Yeah, that’s perfectly believable, isn’t it. Straight from the book of “1984 model confessions”.

       40 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      A quote not in quotes. Then, in ‘quotes’. Does it get to be a “quote” in the copy.

      Is that an actual Max image?

      But the remake of ‘Three White Chicks and a BBC Director of Something’ looks a blast.

         14 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        The image of a terrified Harvey in the sidebar is heartbreaking.

           2 likes

      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Yo, bro, relax. That’s just a picture of a cool dude relaxing with his harem, innit? He had a hard day filming some ads for a furniture store, so he need to spend some time wiv his White ho’s, okay?

           34 likes

  17. Guest Who says:

    Sleepy’s output has already reduced the bbc to dredging up old, pointless stories.

    BBC Quote News

    “It was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America.”

    No word if the West Wing has blackouts when not on fire.

       19 likes

  18. The WestWyvern says:

    So another Monday morning and what’s changed?

    Nothing.

    Al Beeb and other MSM news outlets are now shilling for the schools to go back, as our kids are suffering mental illness, depression and missing out on social interaction (actually points I agree with) however…. 8am Global news finds a union member to apparently state that this is what they have wanted all along, and for HMG to have a plan, rather than just reacting.

    Really? My cynicism is boundless.

    For those that don’t think this is a plandemic, I’ll offer that this week the MSM will cover the following;

    Tuesday.
    Scare story about the ‘English strain and vaccine effectiveness’
    Wednesday.
    Doris blusters about easing lockdown & wont give a date, as Whitless & Van Tam say closing borders is not the right approach.
    Thursday.
    News leaks out about the local authorities being granted more stealth lockdown powers (it happened last week but wasn’t widely covered as it doesn’t fit the MSM narrative) Handcock will come under pressure to release a road map to freedom from tory backbenchers
    Friday
    Daily Mail shames ‘Covidiots’ not wearing masks in immigration line at airport, despite just getting of a plane after being airborne for 5hrs with 300 others in a aluminium tube with air recycled 89 – 100 times.
    Saturday
    Vaccine roll-out slow due to brexit screams the Beeb and Guardian.
    Sunday
    Football on the Beeb, to distract the sheeples.

    With dodgy briefings and stats everyday of course, just to keep project fear first and foremost.

    So the above may be my views, but take a look at the pattern since last March, then tell me something different.

    Eat, Sleep, Rinse, Repeat.

       43 likes

  19. Deborah says:

    Over Xmas we watched a film on the BBC about a wolf and very enjoyable it was too. We also watched a programme about penguins with only a very little about Climate Change tacked on right at the end presumably because some producer told them they had to (yes it was that obvious). And last night we watched a whole programme about Cornish fishermen without a single mention of climate or Brexit. It can be done although at the moment I sit there waiting to get cross. But actually a programme without a woke agenda can be a pleasure.

       55 likes

  20. Guest Who says:

    House Journal runs a post on social media, about social media. Goes… poorly.

    ***

    https://www.theguardian.com/parenting-your-parents/2021/jan/15/gender-pronouns-and-green-credentials-how-woke-are-your-parents-quiz?

    Are your parents desperately out of touch or do they know a thing or two about social media protocols and veganism? Take this quiz to find out

    ***
    Stevo/Graun’s article image is also a masterpiece of typical ‘parental’ activity, and…. other aspects.

    #CCBGB redefined.

       14 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Clearly hired the ex Ratner/Gillette PR guys.

         8 likes

  21. Guest Who says:

    Sponsored by the Biden WH?

       17 likes

  22. Doublethinker says:

    The World Data graphs on vaccination rates in various countries are showing that the UK and USA are vaccinating more people with each passing day, their rates are accelerating. This is in stark contrast to countries in the EU where they are vaccinating fewer people per day now than they were a week ago. So it does look as though the shortage of vaccine in the EU that was forecast is becoming true. Currently the UK has vaccinated about 5 to 7 times as many folks per 100 as the EU average and this difference is increasing rapidly.
    This is a story with enormous potential political fall out for the EU and for Brexit. How long will the French, Italians , Dutch et al remain passive when they can see how totally inept the EU has been in this critical issue. Yet it is hardly being covered in the British MSM. The BBC is hiding the story , trying to suppress it infact. How long can this suppression last ? In another couple of weeks the UK will have vaccinated , or offered to vaccinate, 15 million people. The entire 27 EU countries will be struggling to match that. How can any news organisation , impartial or not, not seek to investigate and report this story in detail. A marvellous advert for post Brexit Britain and a condemnation of the EU. Surely if the suppression continues the BBC will lose yet another great chunk of their credibility , such as it is, and with it hopefully another tranche of LF payers.

       45 likes

    • Beltane says:

      Ah yes DT, but in a couple of weeks time as the program reaches its half-way point we will be seen for the selfish, insular backwater we have become. We will have kept what should be a shared benefit to our greedy unprincipled undemocratic selves – unable and unwilling to help out the world’s most successful union, a union which has bent over backwards to accommodate us and allow for our feudal, anachronistic ways.

      I am happy to waive any copyright issues if Polly wants to save a bit of time on the intro for her in-depth Guardian exposure.

         19 likes

  23. Patriot says:

    I was speaking to a friend sometime ago about the TV license. He’s a wise man who had seen through the BBC years before I did. Anyway he recalled an occasion when their Goons called at his home demanding to know why he hadn’t paid his license fee. He told them he didn’t have a TV. However, the observant Goon attempted calling his bluff by pointing out the fact that he had an aerial on his roof. My friend replied by telling him, ‘I’ve got Milk in the fridge, it doesn’t mean I’ve got a cow in the garden’. Classic! He’s never been bothered since.

       54 likes

  24. Patriot says:

    I was speaking to a friend sometime ago about the TV license. He’s a wise man who had seen through the BBC years before I did. Anyway he recalled an occasion when their Goons called at his home demanding to know why he hadn’t paid his license fee. He told them he didn’t have a TV. However, the observant Goon attempted calling his bluff by pointing out the fact that he had an aerial on his roof. My friend replied by telling him, ‘I’ve got Milk in the fridge, it doesn’t mean I’ve got a cow in the garden’. Classic! He’s never been bothered since.

       13 likes

  25. AsISeeIt says:

    Vive la difference and how it may manifest itself

    Google relegates this here site to number two this morning in my search results. But I should thank the near-ubiquitous tech giant for promoting their link to a Guardian feature which gets straight to the point: ‘Perhaps I’m biased but I really do think the BBC is impartial, by David Mitchell’

    Yes, you are biased. Now, moving on…

    The diversity we find in our print press today was largely confined as to which public park in London they sent their photographers yesterday to look at the snow.

    The Telegraph chose: ‘Clissold Park in north London… filled with people enjoying themselves’ – well we can’t be having that: ‘…the fun was not shared by everyone – several police forces warned against snowball fights and some dispersed sledgers’

    The freebie Metro opted for: ‘Greenwich, London’ – where a couple of young black lads improvised: ‘Who needs the Alps?… shopping bags as makeshift sleds’ – not for these lads the “bougie” shop-bought pink plastic sled, as pictured in the Guardian this morning (location sadly undisclosed) where the white mum and her little darling have the real thing, sled-wise.

    Kids do love to improvise, jumpers for goalposts and all that… but perhaps in this day and age when the Daily Mail tugs at our social conscience and informs us: ‘third of families don’t have enough computers for home study’ – maybe we should get Marcus Rashford onto the lack of real sleds for kids, especially minorities?

    Our Marcus is a busy boy at present, his diary looking quite congested. There’s the cup run: ‘United knock Liverpool out of FA Cup’ (Times); and there’s ‘Business of Football Summit… speakers include Marcus Rashford MBE, England international footballer and Child Food Poverty Campaigner’ (Financial Times adverstisment) – it’s good to have another string to your bow.

    The Times, for their snow photography, ventured out as far as: ‘Primrose Hill in north London’ – but of course the nay-sayers were quoted: ‘police warned fun-seekers not to break “bubble” rules’

    Well, I think you get the picture now. The Daily Express delved into the remote depths of: ‘Chislehurst, Kent’ – for their kid enjoying the snow pic.

    Oddly, the tabloid Sun refrains from presenting us with scenes of weekend metropolitan frosty jollity and on the contrary demands: ‘Get kids vacc to school. MPs and parents’ fury at class delay’

    Don’t worry that the Sun has suddenly gone all puritanical on us. They do say men think of sex every 7 seconds. I won’t fact check that claim with the official NHS stats. If you are curious, dear reader, I can instead suggest the Sun’s: ‘Lockdown love & lust. Sex survey special, see pages 14 & 15’ – so that’s your homework reading.

    ‘No guarentee schools will reopen after Easter, government warns’ (Guardian) – I’m left wondering how Easter will manifest itself? No churches, no family gatherings, we can’t travel, it won’t be a school holiday for the kids…

    I’m reminded (and this is an absolute digression) of the late-Mrs AsISeeIt (late as in passed away) having once had a female friend who annouced her engagement to a fella. For whatever reasons, there was to be no engagement ring, no party, the couple already lived together and they set no date for the impending wedding. The missus, having a rather witty turn of phrase at times, enquired of her friend “So, how exactly is this engagement going to manifest itself?”

    In a similar vein it seems we can completely scrub Easter from the diary as having any meaning: ‘[Easing of lockdown restrictions] is a long, long way off’ – the Guardian there quoting the psychopathic Matt Hancock, no doubt interviewed via Zoom from that sinister-looking red-painted little cubbyhole of his.

    ‘Are there still no great women artists?’ – asks the ‘i’ newspaper. Is this a trick question, wonder the liberal-minded? What’s the politically correct answer to that? I feel as though we are being interrogated.

    And with the slickest of segues we alight upon: ‘Why women make better witnesses’ (Times) ‘Women are more helpful than men at catching crooks because they pay more attention, according to Scotland Yard’s only e-fit officer… PC Tony Barnes, 54.’

    Vive la difference.

    None of this frivolous kids playing in the snow for the ‘i’ newspaper. They are still pining for the cancelled Glasto and the chance for the semi-grown ups to play about in mud. And of course for any left-leaning title it’s State aid that is the cure all: ‘Tories must change their tune to rescue the music industry’ (Ian Birrel – former speech writer to David Cameron)

    Interesting to see the Guardian as a “middle of the road” paper (he joshed) : ‘Jon Bon Jovi on singing for Biden and taking on Trump’

       34 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      Sometimes it takes skill to notice what the MSM leave out of the news. For instance – it likes those stories about how ‘Europe’ is better than blighty – particularly the likes of the Germans or French – but when it comes to vaccination numbers – and comparison ? Daily totals ? No. I think ‘patriot’ ( welcome ) mentions it elsewhere here .

      Another ‘elephant ‘is Scotland – someone on Twitter reasoned that Scotland would leave the UK vaccination programme and get its rations from the EU on the day it got ‘independence ‘ – but not even a whisper . ….

      It’s almost as though the MSM is pro EU pro SNP and will ignore anything to support those causes…

         41 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      ‘Are there still no great women artists?’ – asks the ‘i’ newspaper

      ‘There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper’. ~ Camille Paglia. A feminist with the ability to think straight reckons it’s down to fundamental differences between men and women – cancel her!

         31 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        I disagree – that Tracie wotsit is a great artist – anyone who can pretend an unmade bed is ‘art ‘ must be a great artist .
        As for Paglia- it might have been ‘Jackie the ripper ‘….

           20 likes

      • JohnC says:

        I love these activities where no amount of positive discrimination or the demands of screaming misandrists can change what is plain to see in the real world.

           14 likes

  26. JohnC says:

    This one made me laugh:
    Gordon Brown: UK could become ‘failed state’ without reform
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55791179
    The BBC staff really do live in some alternative reality bubble. They don’t care what they scrape out of the barrel when it suits them.
    Brown was the worst PM in British history right up until May took the title. I can’t look at him without remembering how he would just sulk and refuse to speak in meetings when someone upset him – causing it to be abandoned.

       49 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      JohnC
      I wish Brown would just stick to Scottish politics and leave the English alone . There is enough noice about Salmon and crankie and inquiries in Scotland to keep him occupied . As for the other countries of the UK – do they really think they’d be better served being totally – and I mean totally – independent .

      But on the upside they’d be no BBC – it would be broken up to ‘serve ‘ each nation ….

         32 likes

  27. Philip_2 says:

    BBC facing “financial risk”
    A new report by the National Audit Office has laid bare the financial challenges facing the BBC. Notably the Beeb has seen audience viewing times decrease and this been coupled with a reduction in income from the licence fee. It’s mainly younger audiences that are tuning out, with 450,000 fewer paying the TV tax according to the most recent figures.

    The TPA chief executive John O’Connell comments were picked up far and wide, most prominently in the Daily Express, “It’s no wonder millions of us have turned off the BBC. Even after forcing pensioners to pay the telly tax on pain of imprisonment, Auntie’s carried on splashing out on supersized star salaries and all-inclusive Hollywood holidays, leaving ratepayers to pick up the tab.”  It’s about time we axe the tax and let the British public decide what they want to watch.

    Info from from today’s TPA weekly newsletter:
    https://mailchi.mp/1f35f1e08387/weekly-bulletin?e=49047cb219

    I could add that as the BBC pays no Corporation tax (at all) compared to ALL other Broadcasters in the country, you would have thought the BBC has a distinct advantage. Secondly, the reason we are all leaving the BBC is moral bankruptcy, constant political bias, financial privileges beyond avarice and an almost complete loss of talent, (despite the high wages). Sexual deviants, Oh and the death of all ‘comedy’ due to aligned political ‘correctness’ for a select few ‘elite’ luvvie activists in Hampstead, North London, who think they are a ‘cutting-edge-humour’. So not a lot going for the BBC license or subscription service! And families steer clear of anything to do with the BBC ‘children’s services’, we don’t want any of that stuff here! ‘Creepy’ is the polite term kids use for the BBC offerings and its all creepy….tacky and worse.

       54 likes

  28. Eddy Booth says:

    Katie Price on Harvey’s ‘terrifying’ move to a specialist college
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-55647690

    Basically about a woman whose famous for being famous, usually contained to the tabloids, and has a backward son about to turn 18.

    “His birthday marks another milestone. It is time to leave school and find a college, a process the family has filmed for BBC One documentary”

    In what parallel universe are care homes called colleges and patients students?

    “The Orpheus Centre, a college in Surrey which provides therapy to disabled young adults through the performing arts,”

    I suppose one where staff have degrees in pantomime ..

       32 likes

  29. StewGreen says:

    Your world exists inside your head
    if you generally watch TV/radionews , your headworld comes from there
    At the moment they’ve been busy feeding your head with positives about Biden, super negatives about Trump, and doubts about Tory work
    Rest assured they are now preparing material to fill your head with green religion and sympathy for XR to coincide with Cornwall conference.

    If you have any sympathy for #OrangeManBad you can deprogramme yourself
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/confessions-deprogrammed-trump-supporter

    You will also find ZeroHedge one good source of Alternative news
    eg that China yesterday incurred into Taiwanese airspace 13 times etc.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/taiwan-says-chinese-air-force-just-made-unusually-large-incursion-8-bombers

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/california-refuses-disclose-covid-19-data-used-drive-lockdowns

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/big-tech-big-brother-end-free-speech

       23 likes

  30. digg says:

    Want a masterclass in indoctrination?

    Look no further than this is on offer for the kids on Newsround, BBC Style.

    Who is Kamala Harris and why is her new job important?

    What happened at Joe Biden’s inauguration?

    Kids in the US speak about issues dividing America

    What’s it like running a Trump/Biden souvenir shop?

    What to expect from Joe Biden’s inauguration

    Do US kids think President Biden will help the fight against racism?

    What kids in the US think about Biden’s plan on climate change

    Inauguration 2021: YOUR questions answered

    Why do some Trump supporters think the election wasn’t fair?

    US Election: Meet the kids who are related to Joe Biden!

    Thats just today!!!

       47 likes

    • Nodding Dog says:

      For a moment there I thought that last line was going to say Meet the kids who were touched up by Joe Biden!

         27 likes

    • Garry Lavin says:

      Enter the competition…to be sniffed by Joe…..

         12 likes

      • richard D says:

        …and the supreme first prize is that the child gets to run its tiny hands through the hairs on his leg….

        Good grief – I almost gagged just writing that, never mind thinking about it for a couple of seconds…. amazingly, US MSM (and, no doubt, the Beeb too) thought it was charming at the time he bragged about it…..I certainly didn’t see any revulsion expressed or reported.

           8 likes

  31. Tabs says:

    I thought the BBC had done this one to death but their period poverty reporters have been told to write another article:
    Covid-19: Essex student helps 600 refugees out of ‘period poverty’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-55676407

    The 3rd line reads “She said she wanted to help women who were unable to buy period products.”

    Shouldn’t that be “people who menstrate” and not “women”? Or do these rules only apply when trying to cancel someone like JK Rowling?

       39 likes

    • Rich says:

      Tabs,

      I was talking to my wife about this the other day, the conversation started as I was putting away the shopping. I have three daughters of secondary school age so am aware of some issues that I don’t really need to be. When I asked my wife how much tampons cost, she mentioned “period poverty” and suggested it was nonsense.

      As she has some knowledge of what she is talking about and also works in Benefits I’ll take her word for it. She seems to be backed up by the media money go-to-guy Martin Lewis.

      https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cheap-sanitary-products/

      Obviously Martin has no practical knowledge of these products, although I do believe that he sits down to pee, but I think that at costs of less than a £ a month for these necessary items this article and indeed this entire campaign smells of yet more bBbc bs.

         30 likes

      • JimS says:

        Just think of those ‘transgender’ women that now have to shave every day!

        (Those b***ard toxic non-females deserve to pay for centuries of dominating supremacy).

           10 likes

  32. AsISeeIt says:

    For those interested David Mitchell in his Guardian* argument for the BBC’s supposed impartiality jovially admits to his : ‘…unfettered self-interest and bias of a media centre-lefty…’ – which pretty much negates any serious point he may advance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/24/perhaps-im-biased-but-i-really-do-think-the-bbc-is-impartial-david-mitchell

    *just as a randy vicar allegedly caught with a prostitute would publish his denial in Playboy magazine.

       25 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      “Perhaps I am biased but when Debbie did Dallas and that ambitious actress starred in Deep Throat it was really they who should have been grateful for the opportunity and not the Mob enforcers running the studios”.

      Dave doth place young in cheek too much, methinks.

         6 likes

  33. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    “He dressed like me, posed for photos matched to ones of me, told people he had done things that I’d done, and most scarily of all, copied my hand tattoos exactly.”

    ****

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-55697577?

    The BBC seems to have direct access to and from a very particular set of ‘academics’.

    One of my Profs had a tattoo.

    But was also a war veteran.

       7 likes

  34. Guest Who says:

    Woo hoo! A new Marianna release.

    This one is called Ma Pensive.

    It says zero more of use than any preceding one, but the picture is mooooooodeeeeee, sista!

       17 likes

    • JimS says:

      Is it right that Marianna, a white woman, is always posting pictures of herself?

      Can’t she take one for the team and use a stock shot from Getty etc. – “Pensive black woman”

      8.jpg?ip=x480

         14 likes

    • Garry Lavin says:

      Don’t they have any lightbulbs at the BBC? Look how dark those pictures are!

         14 likes

  35. dafydd says:

    Enclosed is an attachment regarding the vaccine..

    https://order-order.com/2021/01/25/vaccine-scientist-condemns-bma-and-single-dose-vaccine-fear-mongering-sunday-people/

    All the news outlets are pedaling mis-information, mainly the BBC and leftie rags, regarding the effectiveness of just one jab…

    Its bad enough having to put up with this rancid Pandemic but it dosnt help having mis-leading bulls–t rammed down our throats..

       24 likes

  36. Foscari says:

    The BBC are going for a double whammy with two of
    the highest priorities of their agenda, the BLM vying
    again with Israel bashing.
    They have with Micah Richards one of their latest
    football pundits and who of course ticks all the right boxes
    to climb the greasy pole like the personable Jermaine
    Janus. Bur Richards could soon become numero uno with
    his more strident comments.
    As for Israel the BBC have sent some of the “usual suspects”
    to the Holy Land such as Yolanda Knell to tell us that
    the rich yids are not sharing their vaccine with the
    Palestinian territories.
    Yolande Knell interviewed a well educated model from
    the West Bank who told her that even if Israel offered
    the Palestinians the vaccine she had doubts about taking
    it. Bang your head against the wall.
    The status quo position of the BBC about Israel is a line with most of what Jeremy Corbyn’s position is. As the BBC’S is
    on most political issues.
    Maybe if Hamas instead of firing rockets into Israel and using
    their UN money to buy arms from other sources to attack
    Israel ,would really be interested in peace Israel would
    consider giving them some of the vaccine paid by their
    Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs in taxes and being of course
    administered to both.
    As it happens the Oslo Accords say that the Palestinians
    will be responsible for their own health requirements . Although
    hundreds of Palestinians and even Syrians have been and are
    being medically treated in Israeli hospitals.

    with nearly everything.
    what the Jeremy Corbyn attitude towards Israel is

    j

       19 likes

  37. StewGreen says:

    Alternative sources : Crimebodge exposes a Durham policeman
    who is willing to grab someones phone and illegally delete footage of him insulting the man
    (not that that is a big crime)
    5 min YouTube video

    -He also put up the first in his new training series
    about how the pubic can deal with cops.
    12 min YouTube video

    Always-film-the-police.jpg

       16 likes

  38. StewGreen says:

    TalkRadio’s Mike Graham is furious this morning about the Guardian’s Nick Cohen claiming other journos are non-holy heretics

    Mike says Cohen has hijacked the death of one guy to lash out at lockdown skeptics.
    The point is that the same Facebook groups will also have posts from the BBC and ITV, so it’s wrong to cherrypick for political point scoring.

       15 likes

  39. Dobyns says:

    Despite appearances to the contrary, this is NOT from an episode of W1A

    https://foxhole.news/2021/01/25/bbc-under-fire-for-staff-training-on-how-to-drink-water/

       11 likes

  40. JimS says:

    Apparent ‘snowpersons‘ are now de rigueur.

    Can I put in a plea, other snow-shapes ‘are available’, not everything is a ball.

       11 likes

  41. tvlicensingblog says:

    More new articles from the BBC TV Licensing Blog for the start of the week:
    Scam Alert: TV Licence Coronavirus Refund Message
    BBC Faces Financial Risk Over TV Licence
    BBC Spends £1.1m on Inequality Legal Fees

    If you haven’t already done so, please download our totally free ebook TV Licensing Laid Bare.

    The 70 page book is packed full of information about the harassment and intimidation meted out by the BBC in the name of TV licence enforcement.

       18 likes

  42. Right Angle says:

    The Express is on a roll!:

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1388597/bbc-news-latest-defund-the-bbc-campaign-staff-workshop-drink-water-tv-licence-uk

    In case you couldn’t guess just from the link:

    “THE BBC has been hit by fierce criticism after it unveiled a one-hour workshop for staff to teach them how to drink water.” (!! – Words fail me …)

    And this one should just scream, “DEFUND THE BBC”!:

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1388577/TV-Licence-fee-BBC-payment-entitlement-eligibility-over-75-cost-UK-news-poll-2021

    “TV licence payments are required even if a person chooses not to watch the BBC, and the sum is currently set at £157.70 per year. People are able to pay all in one go or spread the cost of their payment through Direct Debit. However, the opinion on the TV Licence fee does not appear to be a favourable one among Britons.”

    The Express conducted a poll:

    “Do you believe the TV Licence should be abolished?”

    Is anyone outside of the BBC surprised at the results:

    “Some 93 percent of those asked expressed dissatisfaction with paying a licence fee, and believed it should be scrapped altogether.”

    For how long will the BBC continue to turn a deaf ear?

       37 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      In solidarity with the BBC this site is offering a ‘wellness ‘ symposium aimed at facilitating the enhancement of ongoing hydrogen hydroxide consumption in a progressive and dynamic way with particular focus on hard to drink groups and the water drinking needs of diverse ethnic groups , the LGBTXYZ community and those with a disabled heritage .

      News of BBC water drinking lessons is great news for this and kindred sites ….

         16 likes

  43. Fedup2 says:

    For those who still watch BBC TV news – try to catch the item about ‘the difficulty of being a parent when the kids aren’t at school “……. it is vintage BBC …..

       13 likes

  44. Fedup2 says:

    Hairbrained government ideas

    Running a pandemic exercise but ignoring the results
    Thinking that you can get PPE from Turkey
    Wasting money on subsidising restaurant bills
    Failing to control air traffic into the UK
    Thinking of givIng £500 for ‘locking down’
    Locking up airport arrivals for 10 days in hotels – coming soon ..

       15 likes

  45. StewGreen says:

    Yesterday in the Hague
    ..Their anti-Covid-rules protests look much more Smashy Smashy that the Capitol demos

       12 likes

  46. StewGreen says:

    In the UK Katie Hopkins is virtually banned
    yet if you watch Australian Sky you can watch her.

       27 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Surprising anything with Katie in it gets onto the internet at all these days …… perhaps the main way we can see how censored things are in the UK are now – is to look from outside….

         20 likes

  47. StewGreen says:

    Covid is Sweden a disaster ?
    Peak death day was Dec 28th with 96
    Scaled up to UK that is less than 600

    Death data tends to come in upto 3 weeks late there
    but looking at week back it seems to be in a slow fall.
    Cases 2 weeks ago were at 5,000
    So scaled up to UK that’s 30K /day so that is not good
    but that’s down from Dec 22 peak of about 40K (scaled up)

    Germany over the last 2 weeks is down from 900 deaths/day to about 800

       14 likes

  48. Guest Who says:

    Maybe Jack has Dominion systems too?

       18 likes

    • JimS says:

      Three minutes in and 11, 800 have liked/unliked and 5,800 i.e. about half as many have left comments. Seems fair, it is easier to click like/unlike that write and post words.

      Four minutes in and now only 5,600 have liked/unliked but 7,600 have posted a comment.

      But the screen shots appear to be four hours apart, so what is actually happening? More of those cumulative counts that go down?

      By the way I love this typical comment about the new press secretary:

      “I love this honesty of “we’re not sure yet, but we’re working on it.” How very human, positive, and honest. ”

      In other words she is poorly briefed. Kayleigh McEnany had everything to hand, a folder from which she could make direct quotes and when she (rarely) couldn’t provide an answer she provided a reply later.

      This PS is just bluster, “C’mon man, Joe’s an old guy, we gave him lots of things to sign yesterday and I haven’t asked him if he has a favourite colour”.

         14 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      That’s YouTube owned by Google not Jack

         7 likes

  49. digg says:

    The Morning Star home page, always a good giggle, it reminds me of the time I was an editor of my old school newsletter, boy did we think we were edgy!

    So whats news?

    Being at odds with the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn has decided apparently to create a new party with the help of the Marxist-Communist Morning Star Newsrag.

    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/zero-covid-coalition-launched-push-government-action

    His buddies in this shiny new party are (to no great surprise):

    Dianne Abbott, Richard Burgon MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Howard Beckett and Jo Grady.

    They have named this new Group, “The Zero Covid Coalition” da-da!…

    It seems like the battle plan is to harass the Government over it’s Covid strategy and thats about it! It sounds more a rabble getting together in a public bar….

    Suppose it gives him something to do to while away the long hours now that no-one thinks about him any more.

    Meanwhile on the next page another group of lefties are doing the same thing, this time its the suspended Labour MP’s who are banding together to form a new group called LIEN (Labour in Exile) note the childish Leninist words chosen! this time its masterminded by Norman Thomas a suspended Labour MP.

    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/suspended-labour-members-launch-fightback-against-purge-new-group

    All these lefties (anyone remember Wolfie?) have two things in common, they all get excited about grouping together and plotting against the nasty capitalist system and they all live within a few miles of Saaarrf London.

    Whats the BBC angle then? Well I fully expect that when these plans are fully polished they will be rolled out and backed by our National Broadcaster with full force.

       19 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg
      This day is getting even better – first the leak about the water lessons – now a bit a publicity for the comrades – reminding decent people of what could have happened if they’d had the right IT counting the election results …..

      …however the only difference if comrade Corbyn and his girlfriend had been in charge would have been to prioritise his coloured people for vaccination before nasty whitee….

         15 likes

  50. dafydd says:

    Has anybody else received an email from the BBC wanting you to day a survey about the conduct etc ..??

    Very satisfying, just vented my spleen… Just having a post survey cigarette ..bliss

       16 likes

    • JohnC says:

      I did – and my spleen begged to be vented as well, but I decided not to help them devise a cover up PR campaign – they have no interest at all in changing.

         12 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      I got it last week
      didn’t fill it in.
      – I don’t trust them not to misuse data
      – I expect the questions were rigged
      and they’ll just use answers to gild the outcome they have already decided.

         7 likes