Midweek Thread 27 January 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day … …………………………………………………………..

And then this –

Below is a sentence in a BBC online report

“Police have begun an investigation into potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations at the funeral of an IRA veteran in Londonderry.”

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528 Responses to Midweek Thread 27 January 2021

  1. micknotmike says:

    I’m sure that I’m not the only visitor to this site who wonders whose side the BBC is on. I would expect them to be attempting to boost the nation’s morale, instead of which I can almost sense the disappointment when the covid death figure fails to break more and more records. To keep the nation motivated, today they wheel out a procession of poor souls to wail and weep about their dead or dying kinfolk. This is tragic and I cannot even begin to express my deepest sympathy to all affected. However, I don’t expect the BBC to have a ”look how sad these people are” top ten every morning.
    Anyway, get to the point Mick. What has ghasted my flabber this morning is that while reporting the attempted bombing of a vaccine factory in North Wales, the BBC give out the full address of the industrial estate and a few nice clear street views to help any would-be heroes. This (If it is their plan) is making the news, not reporting it.
    “Collaboration with the enemy” might be too strong a term, but they aren’t far off.


    • JimS says:

      I am sure you are the only vistor to this site who wonders what side the BBC is on!

      Certainly any of us who lived through the Falklands war knows they aren’t on our side at all, as they reported on the ‘British’ navy, reported ‘fall of shot’ back to the Argentinians and spied on our positions.


    • G says:

      Bit like the Falklands I’m sure. Our “Worlds Most Trusted” warned the Argies on one part of the campaign. Not only is the organisation downright dishonest, it is also dangerous. And on the World Stage included.


  2. s.trubble says:

    Good to see the Sun shaming bBC for reporting on an IRA Terrorist funeral…and using the word “veteran” to describe the participant ….. It is reported on Guido that they are backtracking….

    This exemplifies the bBC mindset in relation to IRA Terrorism.

    Some years back an SNP member, one john Mason” was called out for calling IRA terrorists “Freedom Fighters”

    The tweet exchange where Mason was called out was reported by the bBc on the N Ireland section of its website but to my knowledge they offered no rebuke of Mason.

    The answer might be that the bBC in Scotland did not wish to “upset” that significant portion of the SNP support which also favours Irish republicanism and also Scottish Independence,

    Not hard to imagine the cocktail of events which will kick off if any vote for scottish independence was ever to succeed.

    In the meantime bBC Scotland are well worth the watching as they persist in giving this Wee Burney every opportunity to put her radio face in front of us.


  3. Fedup2 says:

    Mick – when I read your comment I thought ‘aha – false reporting ‘ – but no – to my true true disbelief the report is on the BBC Wales site ,..

    Maybe the BBC will put up the location of all plants making the vaccines so that they can taken out at the same time ? I truly despair .
    I’m surprised that some ‘d’ notice on such locations hasn’t been put in place …

    While I’m ‘on’ – priti Patel is saying with a straight face in parliament about travel bans – maybe the boys in the dinghies coming from the french enemy should be told …..


  4. Doublethinker says:

    Suspected Bomb at Wrexham AZ vaccine factory! Now I wonder who could be on the list of possible suspects? EU Special Forces, disgruntled Remainers or local pranksters. The BBC will somehow work in Far Right White supremacists into the story.


  5. vlad says:

    In their bash-the-Government piece on Covid deaths, among the causes of our high death rate the BBC casually toss in the UK’s “ethnically diverse and densely packed urban populations”.

    (And there was I believing our diversity was our strength.)

    But has the Beeb ever delved into why certain minorities are disproportionately affected? Nothing to do with disregarding guidelines on social-distancing and other measures, surely.



  6. Guest Who says:

    ‘Tory rhetoric’ and ‘suggests’.

    I was wrong.

    He’s gunning for a slot on Wendy’s squad.

    Top pitch to be fair.


    • richard D says:

      I’m completely at a loss to understand why the plonker Femi believes the charts he provides say anything to his argument. It shows that the majority of people in the NHS are white…. and the mjority of medical staff, as well as non-medical staff are white…..and that’s all it says…. you can even infer from the data that BAME people are more likely to work, as a percentage of the population, in the NHS, and Asian people in the NHS are more likely to be medically inclined. But the charts are cut off for white people, which, for instance, if you add up the non-white people on the first chart, the numbers total 22.3% of NHS staff – leaves the remainder of 77.7% of NHS as white….. but the chart is cut off by Femi at 60% – WHY ? Unless you want to present data in a less favourable light for white people ?

      But this does not, in the slightest, tell anyone what is the propensity of people, by ethnicity, to take (or not) any particular medication, nor any reasons why this might be so. However, we are told, by apparently authoritative analyses on the potential uptake of medication, that BAME people are far more likely to reject COVID antivirus jabs. In the long term, this is likely to mean, given the community habits of BAME people to live more closely together, to mingle more, to interface across generations more, that they are more likely to acquire the virus if they have not been innoculated, and thus to pass on the virus within their own communities if these communities have refused, en masse, to have the antivirus.

      And none of that is due to ‘Tory rhetoric’, you idiot. Enough of this false statistic nonsense. You’re basically denying the science, and likely to kill people with this tripe.


      • Guest Who says:

        Femi is an intriguing entity.

        With no clear career path, or funding, he has a manager, and during Brexit was the choice of many a tv producer as the face of supposedly young, supposedly average, supposedly person in the street Remain.

        He came to my attention when he looked like stunned rabbit as his minder pulled an interview based on no ‘while you are here’ questions ©️Entire BBC.

        Then he vanished. But now seems back with a new cause but same mysterious reasons for being.

        As to denying the science, that would fall under Mile Wendling, but he is choosy on who to target, who not, and who to get out the picture.

        Maybe ask Marianna to check as part of her year long mission?

        Assuming you can get through. The BBC is unique that way.


        • Guest Who says:

          Femi is currently editting a piece of Covid.

          Stuff in. Stuff, bbc rules apply.


          • richard D says:

            As for approaching this ‘problem’ in a spirit of ‘collaboration and responsibility, what VDL’s colleague means is ‘the responsibility is yours, AZ, and we are being nothging but collaborative across the EU in blaming you for this…’…

            And the complete information required by the EU is quite staraightforward – according to AZ, the Europeans were three months late to the bidding, and were only given a ‘best endeavours’ contract, and not a guarantee of delivery…

            Next, Ms Wonder Lying ?


      • JimS says:

        Basically BAMEs have taken more than their ‘fair’ share of jobs in the NHS.

        If it was the other way round Femi would be bleating about ‘institutional racism’ and there would be ‘working parties’ producing ‘strategies’ to ‘redress the imbalance’.

        The BAMEs seem to have ‘stolen’ half the medical jobs, leaving the poor whites to do the rest of the work.

        My ‘take’ would be: 1) Why don’t Asians want to do non-medical NHS work (not enough money?) and 2) Why the hell aren’t our medical schools aprox. 80% white or why have we got a white doctor shortfall – That is where the real discrepancy is.

        Like it or lump it Femi, black, blacks are a minority of BAMEs now.


  7. taffman says:

    A little bit of good news for you Anti Beeboids ……….
    The present state of the £
    1 GBP = 1.13275 EUR
    Despite Brexit .


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Perhaps your last comment should read “Because of Brexit”


    • Guest Who says:

      Anti? No, simply keen for them to walk the talk, occasionally.

      Cue a plug for the ever forensic ITBB complement to here as I munch a ginger nut…


      Christian certainly being spared by the usual outrage merchants.

      And then… BREAKING…. as they say…


      Seems Wendy could not quite let go, at least until he was confident an outbreak of actual facts contrary to his ‘there or thereabouts’ averages to low ends looked like being more embarrassing than his department being pretty much an internal echo chamber, and reduced outside engagement by at least one.

      It would be interesting to hear Timmeh! Or Franny explain quite how going beyond ignoring facts to obliterating questions being asked falls under the noble values the BBC claims to espouse.

      Sounds more like a bunch of short fuse, chippy, lightweight propagandists and censors capable only of overturning the table if the game does not proceed necessarily to their advantage.

      Of little surprise to any here, but hard to follow up or address, as they have gathered. Oddly, it has not occurred to ECU, OFCOM, dcms or Olly.

      A fact checker that tries to suppress facts and blocks people wary of BBC versions of them seems… redundant.


      • Guest Who says:

        Phew, at least the lovely Ms. Spring is still with us and still promising, er… stuff.

        Meanwhile, yes, as hoped…


        • Guest Who says:

          Plus ‘lots’…. ‘getting in touch’, though oddly not many via the usually febrile pulpit that is twitter.

          Looks like she is now the acceptable face of Wendy.

          Oh, and… about zero she refers to has anything to do with facts or even fake news.

          It is a trawl for BBC Vox pop edited feelings to pass on as ‘news’.

          Why the licence fee payer needs to fund that is a good question.

          No wonder Wendy is working to ensure only BBC-vetted ones get through.


        • Garry Lavin says:

          Still dull photos with no lighting. How strange?


  8. Lefty Wright says:

    Uncle Joe CANNOT BE SERIOUS – – can he!?? Or is this just our Katie having a bit of fun?
    What a wonderful PM this lady would make!!
    Now THAT would be what I call a revolution.


    • JimS says:

      Probably this:

      Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia

      In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.


  9. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC – but an incompetent government .

    You might recall that I wrote here that the government was requiring me to breach lock down by taking my car for an MOT – and renewing my driving licence at a Post Office – because the picture is 10 years old .

    Well – I did both – despite being scared of the exposure .

    Anyway I wrote to my MP and the sec state for transport .

    I’ve had a reply – basically – if you are in the same boat as me – tough – you will have to do the same . There are no extensions – unlike last year . So a more infectious virus means nothing – when the State says so….

    … meanwhile the DVLA is Swansea is suffering from widespread COVID infections …..


    • Lefty Wright says:

      If it’s any consolation I personally know a man who was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year with just months to live and a few weeks ago tested positive for the Chinese Flu. Now wouldn’t you think that this would be the final straw and signal the end?
      Not the case. He is still suffering from the cancer but he is still alive and apparently the flu has not made him any nearer death.
      So I have to question how potentially dangerous or even lethal the Chinese flu is to otherwise healthy people. Unhealthy people are and always have been, sadly, more susceptible to all manner of minor illnesses than healthy people but never before has it been seen fit to shut down and perhaps wreck the economies and cultures of thriving countries because of it.
      The argument that says “If it saves one life it is worth it” does not hold water. After all everyone knows that we could potentially save hundreds of lives a year just by banning road traffic but very few of us would be willing to contemplate that.
      Maybe that could be the next BBC social training (propaganda) campaign? Perhaps their carrier pigeon “Eastenders” could subtly convey the message. Oh no I mustn’t plant seeds in their heads.


      • Fedup2 says:

        The mot /driving licence issue I describe is a trivial one . But I don’t understand the incoherence of a government shouting ‘stay at home ‘ and another bit of the government shouting – get this done by going out .


        • Lefty Wright says:

          Communist dogma is not manufactured to be understood – merely to be obeyed.


  10. Fedup2 says:

    Government Briefing watch

    Doomster myrie in the run up . The BBC droids talking about the EU bitching over Oxford AZ vaccine production and only mentioned that the EU hasn’t authorised the vaccine yet and might do it this Friday – if they feel like it . …….


  11. StewGreen says:

    Amol interviewed one of the Mirror phone hacker guys who is now editor of the DailyExpress
    (DailyMirror AKA Reachplc own the Express)
    online is a 49 min version

    He said was proud of their Brexit stnce
    “My son goes to Eton and is a Labour supporter”
    We sell about 250K copies day , 300 million annual page views
    ..THAT’s pathetic .. 1% of UK households !
    If 100,000 people viewed 10 pages/day that would be 365 million views
    Phone hack question was at the end.

    “Gary Jones is @TonyBlair re-incarnate
    just not as genuine”


  12. Docmarooned says:

    Does Ms Spring actually perform a service apart from posting selfies of herself. Maybe she is hoping to get on a “reality show”?


    • Guest Who says:

      She was auditioning for Snog, Marry, Avoid, but the guys thought she was genuine. Apparently. Tragic.


    • StewGreen says:

      If the camera pulled back you could see Mike W operating the strings.
      … Oops that’s a conspiracy theory.


  13. Guest Who says:

    BBC Not News

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is “not ecstatic” about reports the UK PM will visit Scotland on Thursday.



  14. Fedup2 says:

    PM briefing
    The PM kept saying he was confident that vaccine contracts would be maintained and ducked a question as to whether the UK should licence vaccine exports if the EU does it first .

    To me it looks like the EU will do it because the Helga in charge had a look of desperation behind an angry facade in a speech she gave yesterday . The desperation comes from the flak she and Brussels is getting from member minor states after screwing up vaccine procurement .

    So how will the BBC handle the decision by their best friend to steal vaccine from the UK and the over 70s ?

    We know that the BBC doesn’t care about the over 70s indeed – the over 60s 50s 40s 30s ….. so I think they’ll say it’s ‘fair ‘ because ‘their need is greater than ours ‘….

    …. it will be dressed up of course – and turned around to say we should have stayed in the EU and the ( failed ) EU vaccine programme – which many remainers were fans of -but strangely no longer mention it ( see ED Davy – and Captain Hindsite) .

    Let’s see … may well come to a head this weekend …

    … by the way – with the questions at the briefing – there weren’t any ‘gotcha ‘ questions along the line of ‘why didn’t you do xyz earlier ‘.?
    And rarely – quite a number of intelligent questions ….


  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    Nia Dennis says her floor routine was “a celebration of everything [black people] can do”.

    [Could she breathe?]



    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      Bearing in mind that I have never in 80 years invented anything or composed anything to the benefit of my fellow man, I must confess to being a mere white heterosexual man which says it all really doesn’t it. Really??


  16. Guest Who says:

    One for Wendy and Squad to check?


    Or not. They may not know a thing about it.

    But are fielding lots of calls. Lots.


  17. Deborah says:

    BBC1 6pm news we are back to complaining about lockdown continuing and schools not back for 5 weeks. It was only yesterday the BBC were complaining about 100,000 deaths and why hadn’t the government done more.


    • G.W.F. says:

      Schools to remain closed. please please, not more interviews with gormless children telling us how they are missing the social interaction with friends and how they miss school.
      Given that the under 12s are now considered experts on health, disease, society etc. I feel a smirk coming on when I consider these little buggers will be replaced by another bunch of 12 years olds before they are old enough to start work.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      If the Labour Party had won the last election things would have been SO, SO different. Oh dear. – Drain the swamp!!


    • StewGreen says:

      Guido on 6pm news : Christina Pagel ..libmob activist


  18. Fedup2 says:

    Deborah – I watched out of duty , for some reason they showed a head mistress morning about lack of guidance about whether whole schools will be back on 8 March or particular years ?

    Why show this ? Didn’t they listen to what the PM said ? He said that date is an ‘earliest aspiration ‘…. the BV`c seems to watch to paint a picture of an uncertain government in certain circumstance . The former is true but the latter is a lie .

    For all we know the vaccine programme could be massively disrupted in coming weeks or a new even more aggressive variant could come along ….


  19. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news just like BBC last night
    a 5 minute item about Grimsby Muslim doctor
    who can’t get his liver transplant done
    cos due to Covid such live donor ops are postponed
    Funny thing is the Daily Mirror already did his story in July.
    His son’s English was fine
    He and his wife’s was not clear.

    Got it the July article was looking for a living donor
    who has to be Iraqi apparently
    Now they found a donor but have to wait for surgery to open back up
    “Abbas, 52, originally came from Basra 20 years ago and has since been working tirelessly for the NHS”


  20. LastChanceSaloon says:

    2021-01-27 18:00

    “Coronavirus: EU demands UK-made AstraZeneca vaccine doses”



  21. StewGreen says:

    Now BBC local news is copying ITV news from last night.
    “We celebrate some of the 100K who died from Covid
    including the almost 3,000 in our region”

    Guess which one they start with ?
    Same lesbian wife as ITV did
    – Then Muslim doctor
    – Now some white woman whose grandma died, obviously more typical.

    Now interview with young woman funeral director.


  22. pugnazious says:

    BBC’s top headline….breaking News on its US page…

    ‘US issues national terror alert after transition

    Security chiefs warn of “individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority”.


    ‘The Department of Homeland Security in the US has issued a national terrorism advisory, warning of a heightened threat following the US election.

    It said there was no information on a specific or credible plot.

    But it said “individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition” could pose a threat.’

    You know they mean Trump supporters.

    So a Democrat spin operation designed to hype the ‘threat’ from Trump supporters undoubtedly to justify whatever crackdown they want to implement.

    Note…not even the Democrat propaganda sheets, the Washington Post and New York Times, mention this ‘breaking news’ that the BBC finds so important.

    Odd isn’t it that at a time when Antifa are escalating their attacks and are now targeting Biden [lol….careful who you get into bed with]…the BBC ony targets Trump supporters and portrays them as Far-Right terrorists….never mind months of Far-Left terrorism that has rocked America.

    ”We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres’: Antifa mob smash up Portland’s Democratic Party HQ, burn US flags in Denver and run riot in Seattle in protest at Biden presidency’
    ‘Antifa rioters smashed windows at Portland’s Democratic Party headquarters, burned US flags in Denver and vandalized store fronts in Seattle just hours after President Joe Biden was sworn in. ‘

    I also note that the BBC is intent on labelling as many Trump supporters as possible as ‘Far-Right’…

    ‘Journalist Leah Sottile asks what’s next for America’s far right and anti-government movement now that the first President they’ve ever supported has been defeated.’


    • Scroblene says:

      Thanks Pug, this was a tasty bit on R5Dead’s news early this morning.

      As if Homeland Security need a puff from the BBC! I’m sure the HS have other departments looking at the really nasty people, who are now going to get to the US and create much more unpleasantness to everyone!


    • Scroblene says:

      Thanks Pug, this was a tasty bit on R5Dead’s news early this morning.

      As if Homeland Security need a puff from the BBC! I’m sure the HS have other departments looking at the really nasty people, who are now going to get to the US and create much more unpleasantness to everyone!


  23. StewGreen says:

    6:55pm Liberal Party Political broadcast


  24. digg says:

    The BBC along with the rest of the MSM TV Channels are frantically grabbing crying bereaved people onto the screen in a death ratings war now they have hit the 100,000 and it is becoming despicable.

    It’s almost as if they had all this in readiness waiting for the magic number to come up.

    In my opinion it’s not only demeaning for the poor people they latch on to but must be distressing and even terrifying for many old and frightened people at home.

    I think we all know why they are doing this with such gusto and it’s nothing to do with reportage or sympathy!


  25. Sluff says:

    On the general covid topic.

    It’s taken a little while to work this one out, but then all the ‘journalists’ together at the BBC have comevup with nothing on this.

    A lot of people die in any given January. On the latest ONS figures, total deaths are indeed much higher than usual. But here’s the thing. Non covid deaths in the first wave back in April were also much higher than normal. But in this wave, non covid deaths are much LOWER than normal. In other words many deaths, especially among the elderly have ‘transferred’ from flu or pneumonia to covid. They would have died anyway, but this year they are flagged up as covid.
    So the death rate is not nearly so bad as it appears in the headlines. That is not to underestimate the seriousness of the situation.
    I could mention that the 7 day peak average maximum for this wave was BEFORE the date of the lockdown. But that’s another story.


  26. Kaiser says:

    thought I would just pop on to https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport and get the football scores

    block 2 4 stories 1 waycism 1 black excellence woman 2 points
    block 3 4 stories 1 waycism
    block 4 4 stories 1 first black woman blah blah double points 1 black woman lesbian triple points

    block 5 feisty black woman double points

    I just wanted the football scores


  27. pugnazious says:

    LOL….they won’t let in our ham sandwiches but demand our vaccines. The EU is run by power-mad lunatics.


  28. Northern Voter says:

    I read today that the Beeb were in court, during a trial on zoom.They recorded this and showed a 6 second segment on South Today. Now the laws after them as it is illegal to record and broadcast court proceedings. Tough. By the way their QC is one Trevor Burke. As Littlejohn says, You couldn’t make it up.


  29. digg says:

    Channel 4 wheel on Richard Horton editor of the Lancet to rubbish the Governments covid response.

    It doesn’t take much digging to discover that Mr Horton has a very labour supporting background even calling for a new “Zero Covid” Response which happens to be the title just chosen by Jeremy Corbyn for his new Labour breakaway group.

    Mr Horton has also swung both ways in the past re Covid measures.


    He wrote in a tweet: “A call for caution please. Media are escalating anxiety by talking of a ‘killer virus’ plus ‘growing fears’.

    “In truth, from what we currently know, 2019-nCov has moderate transmissibility and relatively low pathogenicity.

    “There is no reason to foster panic with exaggerated language.”

    He has been featured in a very Labour publication at length.


    So in effect this interview was less of a investigation into a public health matter and more of a political Labour Party Broadcast.

    He is also a bigwig on both of the Globalist Organisations the UN and WHO.

    He has also shown himself to be less than scrupulous before…

    Horton published an article in 2005 supporting Professor Sir Roy Meadow who had been charged with serious professional misconduct by the GMC for giving erroneous and seriously misleading evidence in the Sally Clark trial. This was especially controversial as the article appeared whilst the GMC proceedings were still under away and was published on the first day of Meadow’s defence. The article “incensed” Clark, a solicitor who had been the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice. With the support of erroneous statistical (and other) evidence from Meadow the prosecution wrongly convicted her of murder and she spent over three years in prison before her successful second appeal.

    Her husband wrote a rebuttal letter to The Lancet in order to correct Horton’s ‘many inaccuracies and one-sided opinions’ and to prevent them prejudicing independent observers. James Le Fanu, medical practitioner and writer, also wrote to The Lancet in the same issue and described Horton’s words as ‘mischief’.[24] The Clark family issued a statement addressing and countering with established fact each of the points making up Horton’s biased support of Meadow

    Right up C4’s street….

    Oh and he also has a new book out!


  30. Guest Who says:

    Awesome ‘opening up’.

    Ok, the money is good, but what kind of loser do you need to be to exist in this bubble?


  31. StewGreen says:

    Surely this £2K gift for migrants is a “too wow” to be true story


  32. Fedup2 says:

    The Sun has held the BBC to account when it described an IRA terrorist murderer as a ‘veteran ‘ …..this is the cut and paste from the paper ‘
    A spokesman said: “We used the term ‘IRA veteran’ to describe Eamon McCourt’s long involvement in Irish republicanism.

    “We accept that this shorthand formulation could be misinterpreted and it has now been amended for clarity.

    “Mr McCourt is now described as an ‘IRA man’ in our online news report. Related social media posts have also been updated.”

    They added: “We understand the sensitivities around Troubles’ issues and legacies, including in relation to terminology. Much of this can be contested.

    “No offence was intended and we regret any misunderstanding or upset that may have been caused.”


    Comments on Twitter could be going better … and it is noted that the BBC has squirmed even over a correction – yet alone a true apology
    I’m sure the trolls will be fully supportive ….

    At least we know mr McCourt is toasting nicely in hell with the rest of ‘the boys’…


    • StewGreen says:

      Kay Hoey was on TalkRadio earlier
      It’s BBC NI policy “Funerals of protestant terrorists get call TERRORIST’
      “Funerals of protestant terrorists get call VETERAN etc.”


  33. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If anyone will be watching QT the panel are all wimmin (with a wimmin host)


  34. StewGreen says:

    Medialand sit there sneering at normal working class people.
    … Then on Holocaust Memorial Day they print this of all things.

    Cos Holocaust Memorial Day isn’t about remembering the victims
    It’s about EXPOITING THEM to score points against your modern day political opponents.
    Very Saul Alinsky


  35. Guest Who says:

    The girls in the BBC will be sooooo excited.

    And the ladies.


  36. BRISSLES says:

    Noticeable that one sector of the business community who haven’t moaned about lack of business or begging for financial support from the government, and they are Funeral Directors.


  37. StewGreen says:

    The NHS is on its last legs
    .. that is why both Cambridge & Bristol are advertising £60K and £38K pa Arts Director jobs


  38. StewGreen says:

    Tuesday Kate Hoey started a House of Lords Debate on why Boris the Bottler was backing down over decriminalising the BBC tax
    only Colin Monaghan supported her
    There was a massive rant against Talk Radio by Lib Den peer @TheDon_Foster Lord Foster of Bath. Former MP for Bath
    “This Murdoch own Radio station had a propaganda exercise against the BBC”
    Presenter Mike Graham is still trying to find out what event Don Foster is talking about.
    Foster’s twitter reputation for supporting the BBC isn’t great
    just one or two old things mentioned.


  39. Guest Who says:



    • Dover Sentry says:

      He will absolutely not have any advantages in life due to being the son of mega celebrity Katie Price. Of that we can be sure.


  40. StewGreen says:

    BJ & Biden ClimateCult, Great Reset & all that nonsense


  41. pugnazious says:

    ‘The mob who stormed the capitol to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country. But let us be clear, the John Brennan’s, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally-protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style “surveillance” are also domestic enemies—and much more powerful, and therefore dangerous, than the mob which stormed the capitol.

    President Biden, I call upon you & all of Congress from both parties to denounce efforts by Brennan & others to take away our civil liberties endowed to us by our Creator & guaranteed in our Constitution. If you don’t stand up to them now, then our country will be in great peril.’

    The BBC is also a ‘domestic enemy’….the most dangerous organisation in Britain sowing hate, division, dischord and distrust.


  42. StewGreen says:

    Gareth Gordon @BBCGarethG BBC Northern Ireland Political Correspondent.

    There are more examples under his tweet
    eg she replies
    \\BBC article from TODAY, quoting PSNI referring to “Protestant, unionist, loyalist”//


  43. StewGreen says:

    Kat Hoey clip
    ‘In the House of Lords it’s always the same remainer class ..as if to be trendy London person you have to be defending the BBC’
    here the first 45s is Graham waffling


  44. pugnazious says:

    Funny thing….the BBC, acting as the propaganda mouthpiece of Government, launches attack after attack denouncing anyone who questions the lockdowns and especially the benefits of vaccines….they are covid-deniers and anti-vaxxers…they have ‘blood on their hands’. Anyone who questions vaccines or is doubtful about having one is dangerous….spreading misinformation, fake news and costing lives.

    Odd then that when a reputable German paper starts spreading fake news fed to it by the German government about the Astra-Zeneca vaccine the BBC has little to say….no loud condemnation, no hand-wringing comments about confidence being undermined in the vaccine and lives lost…no sneering attack on the paper….which is, as said, odd because these lies about the vaccine, and they were lies not just a ‘mistake’ [the data and conclusions about the efficacy of the vaccine are readily available], undermined confidence in the vaccine so much so that the stock-market took a big hit in part because of that…as the Head of the US Fed said today….

    “there’s nothing more important to the economy than vaccinations”…..the path of the economy not only depended on the course of the virus, but also “progress on vaccinations.”‘

    So….fake news spread far and wide by one of the MSM undermining confidence in the vaccine and a massive hit to the stock market and the BBC barely notices? But some bloke on Youtube or somewhere in the depths of the Web raising reasonable questions about vaccines is ‘Enemy Number One’?

    And then there’s the 12 week delay, maybe even no second jab….the BBC is once again acting as the government’s mouthpiece pushing the lie.

    Did you think it odd when Tony Blair popped up and started talking about vaccines, suggesting that we should have a longer delay between jabs? What’s it got to do with him and why has he suddenly come up out of the blue with this random suggestion….one that the BBC ran with for days?

    It was, I’m 100% sure, part of the government nudge programme to get us to accept the move….get someone famous, headline grabbing, but, erm, ‘respected’ for his political position, but unconnected with the present government, to raise the issue, take a bit of flak but get the idea out there…let it sink in and then do it. Which of course happened….all backed by the BBC of course.

    There was a large amount of criticism and dissent but this was batted away….anyone hear the good Prof Adam Finn on Today the other day as he denounced the BMA after it called the 12 week delay into question? He claimed the BMA had no idea what it was talking about and needed to understand the evidence and facts…

    ‘‘I must be careful [with] what I say about the BMA but I would say that it would be a good idea to really understand the issues before you make public pronouncements,’

    Nick Robinson didn’t challenge his claims and indeed went along with them fully accepting them as true.

    But hang on….Pfizer says they only recommend a 3-4 week gap between jabs as that is all that has been tested…there is no evidence for vaccine efficacy with a longer delay….WHO suggested a 6 week gap at most.

    But neither of these facts were raised by Robinson…that is the real evidence, the facts, the ‘understanding of the issues’. Finn was lying…he was also lying when he claimed the delay was all about increasing the efficacy of the vaccines as he claimed evidence, rock solid, showed a delay would increase the efficacy…..hmmm….that was not the reason for the delay….the reason was quite clearly stated by government….it was due to shortage of supply and about not increasing the effectiveness of the vaccine itself….the BBC reported this at the time and of course doing its duty by defending the government line…

    ‘The move is about practicalities. The UK is in the middle of a public health crisis and despite the fact that millions of doses are pre-ordered, there is concern the supply of the vaccine will not be as smooth as everyone would ideally want.

    There is a global demand for these vaccines and there are bound to be times when supply does not meet demand.

    So the logic of the move is that by spreading this thin resource the most widely, it will have the greatest benefit – not only to the vulnerable but to everyone.’

    Professor Adam Spinn you might call him…ably aided and abetted by the BBC to spread his lies and misinformation.


    • JimS says:

      Nice coment that I read regarding the UK/EU vaccine dispute:

      “I think we should allow vaccine manufactured in the UK to be exported to the EU. But only after we have filled in the necessary EU export / import forms and the appropriate fees have been paid. I believe it could take some time.”


      • G says:


        Agreed, but the problem is, it is the public that will suffer at the hands of their incompetent intransigent elite who don’t give a s**t for their public.


  45. StewGreen says:

    Discussion about website started AGAINST Lockdown-skeptics



    • Guest Who says:

      Boris and Sleepy in lockstep.

      BBc Moaning Emole in complement


      UK climate summit is our ‘last best chance’

      The new US climate envoy says a summit in Glasgow this November will be crucial. Dozens of world leaders will attend the United Nations COP26 conference. And the former Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been given the climate role by President Joe Biden, tells the BBC: “Glasgow will be extremely important. It is the last best chance the world has to come together in order to do the things we need to do to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.”

      All the way to local papers via BBC local democracy reporters.



      • G says:


        “Boris and Sleepy in lockstep.”

        Just confirms our thoughts on the nature of Boris’ World views.


  46. pugnazious says:

    The BBC relentlessly and consistently attacks and attempts to silence, muffle or destroy its rivals, both ideological and commercial. The Mail, Sun and anything Murdoch are constant targets, the BBC even blatantly trying to influence Leveson to shut down Murdoch, and of course there’s social media…both Big Tech and lowly bloggers and vloggers who don’t toe the BBC line on world issues get the treatment.

    It’s all about who controls the narrative, who can present themselves as the ‘most trusted’, who controls information and knowledge and the ability to pass that on. The BBC aims to dominate the news and information platforms itself or at least to have those of a similar mindset maintain their grip over ‘history’ and how it’s written up.

    A recent mud-slinging exercise popped up in the BBC’s outhouse publication…the Guardian, in which ‘The Beauty’ set about the new GB News….declaring it a danger to democracy…which is laughable coming from a man so unfamiliar with ‘Truth’.

    You might note that everytime a BBC presenter added ‘there’s no evidence of that’ to a report about Trump claiming election fraud it was Sopel who came up with that line of attack….one never used when Clinton and fellow Democrats claimed Trump was not President, he was illegitimate, put there by the Russians…..complete lies of course but no ‘there’s no evidence of that’ from the BBC…the complete opposite in fact…they totally and completely bought into that false narrative.

    ‘“I do think we should point out when things are untrue. When a BBC anchor reported that Trump was still insisting he had won, I said you have to add that there is no evidence or you are normalising the untruth.”’

    Trump was, of course, robbed…not by election fraud but by the massive and prolonged anti-Trump campaign run by the media and the Democrats, ironically doing exactly what Putin wanted them to do…sow disharmony, division and distrust in the US political system.

    Sopel is a corrupt liar…..

    ‘Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America Editor, sees the promised channels as a greater potential threat to democracy than Britain’s already openly biased newspapers. “When you have hyper-partisan news media in concert with social media, then you have a recipe for what we saw on 6 January [the rioting at the Capitol],” he said.

    “We’ve a duty to make our stories engaging, yes. When I broadcast from outside the White House I try not to be boring, but my primary duty is to report things fairly.

    “One of the reassuring aspects of life in Britain is that the main news channels present balanced news,” Sopel said. “All right, one might be more broadsheet and one more tabloid in style, but we are broadly doing the same job. I would not be so arrogant as to say the BBC keeps the others straight, because all of us want our viewers to make their own judgments rather than feel they have been propagandised.”

    Sopel says he has watched the mainstream US channels CNN and MSNBC monetise the fact that Democrats wanted to hear how terrible Trump was. “It did make it difficult. I always tried to make a distinction between the lie and the person. A lot of people wanted me to go further and say he was a liar.

    “I do think we should point out when things are untrue. When a BBC anchor reported that Trump was still insisting he had won, I said you have to add that there is no evidence or you are normalising the untruth.”'</I.




    • Guest Who says:

      Toenails really being that blatant?

      Runs to the Graun to rally the troops to send them en masse to a bunch of ex Beeboids at Ofcom to prevent any challenge?

      And under the banner of debate and democracy?

      Mike Wendling having just blocked someone querying facts at BBC fact checking after Craig at ITBB showed the BBC was propagandising.

      This is the two-faced weasel who tried to push the glory of walking past a statue and quote about telling you things you did not want to hear.

      Unique indeed.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Isn’t it interesting that individual journalists are using their position and prejudice to attempt to further control ‘free speech ‘ in Blighty ?

        The likes of BBC staff such as Robinson and Sopel wanting to strangle competition at birth indicates their underlying fear that the daily open bias will eventually kill them as people turn away .

        I think we should feel a big sorry for them . Their main hate target has been removed so they need another one . It looks like UK TV or whatever it is called is that target .

        It makes me determined to tune in and engage with it whether it is any good or not – apparently it is free on freeview .


  47. Dave S says:

    The doctor has so far rung me twice about when am I going to have the vaccine. There is pressure and an unwillingness to answer questions but if you persist you do get answers.
    I asked which one is available. It seems that it is pot luck which is not satisfactory in my opinion as they are very different. Then it is not clear when the second jab is available. If I were to hazard a guess i would say 12 weeks is now standard. Then the question of whether the two jabs would be from the same vaccine. Again no real facts. In reality questions are unwelcome and that is not good. The government must be open about all this.
    As I write I have not made any decision.


  48. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    While you lot sleep, the self-appointed night-soil man, Blackwell has just dropped six piles in the recent comments section. I haven’t looked at them all because I have to go shopping. I did sneak a quick look at one which he kindly left for us. It boils down to ‘ pro climate change emergency group has evidence that they are better educated than sceptics’.

    They are hardly going to say or anything else for god’s sake.

    But it does make me wonder when someone will do a gullibility
    survey on the populace.
    Mind you as the word ‘gullible’ does not, and never has appeared in any dictionary I supposed we won’t see one.


  49. Scroblene says:

    Chicago Sun rag interview on R5Dead as usual, proclaiming the hard work of the new messiah.

    Joe Biden really has done so much for the world, tomorrow he’ll probably be a saint, but I’m not sure what he’ll be after that!

    All that signing and no indication of writer’s cramp!