Start the Week Thread 8th February 2021

The Licence enforcement arm of the Far Left BBC is continuing to target the over 75s to buy a licence . 750000 have so far failed to buy one since the ‘free ‘ licence concession was removed . So before the BBC accuses others of sharp practices perhaps it should look to itself .

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337 Responses to Start the Week Thread 8th February 2021

  1. StewGreen says:

    Catchup links to latest posts on the previous thread
    page 3 started 12pm Sunday
    page 2

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  2. taffman says:

    Thanks for the links Stew.

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  3. Nibor says:

    This morning Radio 4 news at nine , BBC saying that the Road Haulage Association (RHA) have written to the government about the drop in trucks crossing the channel – because of Brexit .
    I’ll repeat again , the BBC need to ask the RHA how many of its members have a flourishing trade in international haulage , the answer being a round figure of 0 .

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Sunday night TV .. I guess you folks are all watching the Romesh Ranganation 2 hours on BBC 2

    or getting ready to wath the Superb Owl that actually see to have fully coverage from 11pm to 3 am on the BBC TV.

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    • Tabs says:

      The only Sunday night TV I saw was 20 minutes of the Antique Roadshow and the BBC managed to find a trans person who brought in a bronze trans thing for the experts to fawn over.

      I switched it off at that point.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        I watched House of Cards on Netflix – forgetting the issues re Kevin Spacey’s sex life, he’s one hell of an actor in the part of Frank Underwood – comes close to recent events in the White House !

        I cant remember the last time I watched a programme on BBC1 – and all the channels seem to rely on ‘Celebrity’ only reality/quiz shows. Who the f…. wants to watch those ?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Brissles – still not as good as the original – and a bit ‘over long ‘ for me …. for info The Falkands Play – which was made before the BBC lost the plot – is free on prime … as are 2 series of ‘boss’ with Frazier showing a different character – very good …

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          • BRISSLES says:

            I agree, Ian Richardson made the part his own in the first (and best) British version. But anything that has more than 3 seasons is good for me, so I can sink into it for a few hours. It makes the day go quicker.

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  5. Patriot says:

    Police name victim of ‘barbaric’ attack as Sven Badzak, but fail to provide any description of the assailants, and the BBC also fail to provide any information on them either. I wonder why? This smokes and mirror thing has to end. Be truthful, gain respect and some much needed dignity. I hate the BBC!!

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    • Foscari says:

      Patriot- The BBC managed to find a “white” aspect to the
      story even if it was one of the victims. Otherwise I expect
      BIG BROTHER from the diversity has instructed the news
      room to keep tight raps on the the story which is not
      on the BBC’S BLM agenda. It’s far important for them to
      be showing us footballers taking the knee in abject subjugation.

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      • Patriot says:

        It’s a constant when it comes to the BBC. Deny the truth and observe the narrative!

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    • StewGreen says:

      The mother if Sven is an anti-UKIP fanatic
      who even screams against UKIP in her tweet to police.
      bio : author of ‘Unusual Fascist Hunter -Exposing UKIP dirty secrets’

      spoiler : UKIP of course are not fascist; such labelling is wrong, bullying, and besmirches the victims of the actual fascists.

      The usual mob reply to support her tweet : Byline Times, Louise Raw etc.

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      • maxincony says:

        StewGreen, February 8, 2021,

        spoiler : UKIP *of course* are not fascist; such labelling is wrong, bullying, and besmirches the victims of the actual fascists”.
        _

        StewGreen, February 6, 2021,

        1933 Adolf Femi said don’t by from Jews
        2021 Adolf Femi says don’t buy from people who advertise on GB-News

        _

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    • maxincony says:

      Patriot,

      Police name victim of ‘barbaric’ attack as Sven Badzak, but fail to provide any description of the assailants, and the BBC also fail to provide any information on them either. I wonder why?

      Erm, because they are gathering evidence. It’s not unusual early into an investigation for police to withhold descriptions of possible assailants (even if they have some) so as not to prejudice further potential witnesses coming forward.

      But never mind any of that nonsense…

      Tabs, February 5, 2021

      Meanwhile Sky News reports a member of staff at a hospital in Kilmarnock has been the victim of a stabbing but nothing from the BBC.

      From this we can say we confidence that the stabber is either black, Muslim or an illegal immigrant from the local hotel.

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  6. taffman says:

    “UK flag ‘matter of different opinions,’ says Ed Miliband”
    “People who are not proud of the union jack should not be excluded from Labour membership, the party’s shadow business secretary has said. ”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/55970609

    Yet another ‘own goal’ by the Labour Party.
    The only promising opposition to the government now is Nigel Farage and The Reform Party. A vote for these in the May elections will put the fear of God up the Tory party.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman
      I think the comrades like Ed and his dad don’t like flags – unless they are Red ….

      And if anyone fell for the scam about Labour and National Pride being linked … well .. they’d probably think the BBC was unbiased ( troll fodder … )

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    • Northern Voter says:

      Someone ought to tell the millipede that it is only the union jack when flown on a ship, otherwise it’s the union flag,but still the bbc would have fact checked it, wouldn’t they.

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  7. Deborah says:

    At least it wasn’t the BBC. But this morning Classic FM reported with great glee that the AstraZeneca vaccine wouldn’t work on the South African variant. (Apparently it won’t stop people still getting some symptoms – but that was what I had thought all the vaccines did). But it was the glee with which it was reported – anyone would think that people at Global News were personal friends of Ursula.

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  8. NCBBC says:

    The situation in America is getting increasingly tense. The Gateway Pundit is the latest to have its Twitter feed silenced.

    This is so unheard off – an American company that effectively is about Free speech, silencing blogs that disagree with it.

    Now there calls in Congress for all sorts of senators and Reps to be impeached, for one reason or other.
    The BBC should keep us properly informed, and I hope not taking sides.

    When America hurts, others will be hurt as well.

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    • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

      The Gateway Pundit: Fighting for the freedom to tell blatant lies about people since 2004!

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      • Guest Who says:

        Are you keen on the notion of precedent?

        Or just the exempted version embodied by the BBC?

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    • StewGreen says:

      GP said it got banned, cos it released footage of election trucks delivering votes way after the deadline
      and then MSM made bogus Fact-Check videos saying this was a lie.
      Their weird argument was that just cos the trucks arrived at 3:30am that doesn’t mean they hadn’t left the polling office 7.5 and 8.5 hours earlier before the 8pm deadline
      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/fact-checking-phony-fact-checkers-gateway-pundits-explosive-michigan-tcf-center-reporting-absolututely-shows-voter-fraud/

      Yesterday, Twitter permanently banned Gateway Pundit Publisher Jim Hoft likely because of these videos.
      Other entities like NewsGuard, Sleeping Giants, and others, use “fact check” propaganda like this to lobby the GP’s advertisers to abandon the Gateway Pundit. This is how totalitarians operate: crushing dissenting truth-tellers.
      This is how the ruling oligarchy in this country operates:

      In the fast moving news world I would expect the GP has published opinions that turned out not to be true
      but leftwing publications do the same thing all the time.
      It’s weird Twitter has decided to police righty content but not lefty.
      that’s like banning Muslim content but not Christian.

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  9. digg says:

    Something very dark is going on Globally via The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I am putting in a lot of search hours to plot what’s going on but already it looks disgusting. I WILL be back with findings soon and it’s not a pleasant story!

    This creature is funding just about everything that is smacking you in the face right now. From COVID to Global Warming Crap

    This man is very dangerous!

    It has impacted on just about everything this site tries to expose including the BBC which I will henceforth refer to as the Bill Broadcasting Corporation.

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    • JimS says:

      Clippy.jpg.jpg

      “It appears you are attempting The Great Reset, do you want any help with that?”

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    • Seppers says:

      I thought this site was about BBC bias.

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      • JimS says:

        Quite right, but BBC bias is often shown by what they don’t cover so it is always a judgement call over what we should do.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Seppers
          Yes this site is primarily about BBC bias – but unfirtunately because the BBC infects all areas of our lives – like a virus- subjects can be varied and wide ..

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        • Guest Who says:

          Reminds me of a PR peeps forum thingie I was once on that circulated posts and replies automatically.

          Someone had set their emails with a ‘I am basking on a beach in Antigua for a while so call my minions’ alert.

          Hilarity ensued, as various equally blessed masters, mistresses and raccoons of the universe vied with each other to pen vast outrage at how precious their time was wasted by such intrusions.

          Until it was pointed out they were simply adding to the pomposity spiral and the option of ignoring, deleting or unsubscribing was available.

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          • JimS says:

            I remember when we moved into new offices and everyone had a PC and email for the first time.

            There was still some building work going on and someone sitting near the window sent out an email to ‘all’ pointing out that a digger had just got stuck in a ditch.

            We then had umpteen people sending ‘reply all’ messages saying that they didn’t wish to know that.

            Followed by umpteen ‘reply all’ messages telling people not to use the ‘reply all’ facility.

            For all I know the echoes might be still bouncing around the system!

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      • digg says:

        Quite right Seppers, the point I failed to include yet is that the Gates Foundation pours millions into a BBC “Charity?” called BBC Media Action.

        Revealed: BBC ‘Charity’ receives MILLIONS in funding from Gates Foundation

        https://unitynewsnetwork.co.uk/revealed-bbc-charity-receives-millions-in-funding-from-gates-foundation/

        Of the Charity the BBC say “In a world where media can be divisive and untrustworthy, we believe in the power of media and communication to do good.”

        So can a global campaigning information network ever be called a charity?

        And a footnote…

        “Last week multi-billionaire ‘philanthropist’ Bill Gates appeared on the BBC and was also given extensive positive coverage across the vast billion pound taxpayer funded network.

        During his interview Gates referred to himself as a ‘health expert’ and this went unchallenged.”

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        • NCBBC says:

          Of the Charity the BBC say “In a world where media can be divisive and untrustworthy, we believe in the power of media and communication to do good.”

          BBC Newspeak.

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          • JohnC says:

            they missed ‘for the cause’ off the end.
            The agenda is everything now for the BBC. Somehow our impartial state broadcaster has become a political activist organisation by microsteps.

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            • NCBBC says:

              JohnC
              Its the personnel that make the organisation. The BBC is Far Left, so thats what it will be.

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        • StewGreen says:

          \\ millions into a BBC “Charity?” called BBC Media Action.//
          .. Any context there ?
          One year Gates contributed 10% of the charities money
          but over 20 it’s more like 2.5%
          That’s hardy a controlling stake
          And Gates programmes seem entirely valid mostly health education.
          The charity does seem a bit of a front
          eg their Iranian woman seemed to be training seemed to be training journalists how to use social media against the ayatollahs … that seems a good thing

          The BBC’s annual budget is 100 times more than the charities
          so Bill is hardly controlling the BBC.

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          • Solomon Grundy says:

            BBC Media Action is (was?) the vehicle used by the EU to part-fund the BBC. As I understand it, the EU demands that any organisation taking its cash cannot speak ill of it and the recipient of their thirty pieces of silver signs a contract agreeing to this. (The amount does not therefore need to be a “controlling stake”.)

            I remember Jacob Rees-Mogg trying to get to the bottom of EU’s payments to the BBC but being given a right old run-around.

            The real question is why the BBC’s charter can be ignored when monies are being paid into a “commercial arm” of the BBC. How exactly are the BBC’s commercial arms (which are wholly owned by the BBC) exempted from the charter?

            An old web page with some info …

            https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1125009/brexit-news-bbc-bias-nigel-farage-eu-european-union-elections-referendum-spt

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        • Seppers says:

          I don’t know at all about Bill and his charity work, only that I don’t trust the BBC.
          They deliberately caused division in this country over Brexit – which should have had grown-up debate and civilised discussion and didn’t (I was disgusted), and despite being in favour of such elements as climate change mitigation that they are in favour of, I will never trust them again.
          It makes me laugh that they regard themselves as unifying and trustworthy. At the very least they must try harder!

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      • Banania says:

        What makes you think it isn’t? Do you represent cute paperclips?

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  10. Dover Sentry says:

    Six weeks out of the EU and we are still alive. Amazing!

    The BBC made it clear to us over the past four years that we would not survive.

    ????

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    • taffman says:

      Four wasted years of politicians trying to stop Brexit and get us back in to the European Empire instead of getting Brexit Done !
      Time both Houses of Parliament were cleaned out because they have become stale places, full of actors pretending to be politicians.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Taff,
        I would put it differently. Parliament is made up of at least 50% traitors.

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  11. lordelpus says:

    Tabs commented on Trans person on Antiques Roadshow.Sky Sports News this morning,reviewing yesterday’s football, had as guest reviewers.Black male sports columnist,and black gay/butch female ex footballer.The agenda pushing and virtue signalling is now out of control,no matter which channel is watched.

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  12. ScottishCalvin says:

    A scribble I made looking at this Sunday’s papers

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Calvin – so sharp you gave me a nose bleed .. and saying the unsayable .. I think somewhere they promoted captain Tom ( RIP ) to a Colonel (hons) thus bypassing the awkward ‘Major ‘ bit – which would have been a hoot .

      Somewhere someone is working on a “captain Tom ‘ screenplsy- which I guess will omit the ‘fighting the dirty jap in Burma ‘ bit …

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      • Dover Sentry says:

        I think that Captain Tom was sanitised because he did not fight zee Germans.

        Had he run at zee Germans with a flame thrower and won a VC, he would have been airbrushed out of BBC history and never mentioned again.

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  13. taffman says:

    How do minority groups have so much control of our media and politicians, yet they are a very small proportion of the population of this country?
    Time to start the fight back because we the majority of the people of Great Britain have had enough!
    The fight back as already begun with the BBC losing their viewers and their income.
    Keep on posting here for a start.

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    • popeye says:

      Because it’s all a part of the plan. If there are no races (miscegenation, watch the adverts) there is no racism; if there are no nations (unfettered immigration) there are no wars; if there is no personal property (you will own nothing and be happy – WEF manifesto) there will be no crime. Read the NWO objectives. Davos is their workshop and our politicians attend. The BBC and Common Purpose are a part of their strategy

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      • taffman says:

        Popeye
        Nonsense , conspiracy theory ! Where do the Chinese get involved in that? It does not look as they are taking part ?

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        • Deborah says:

          If you look at the incredibly wealthy families in the US, and I admit I am generalising, the wives in particular, all play at their involvement with green issues whilst their husbands increase their wealth. However look even more carefully and there are huge amounts of money to be made at that level. Look at Al Gore and John Kerry. These families may see it as philanthropy but don’t think they need to get rid of private jets etc.

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        popeye
        These twats must spend their waking hour listening to John Lennon singing “Imagine” Pathetic.
        I expect they can imagine themselves being in charge of the fairytale where none of the necessary sacrifices will apply to them.

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        • popeye says:

          Precisely! They justify their plans for the world as being for the ultimate benefit of us all. No war, no racism, no greed. Unfortunately human nature is not like that. There will always be people who want more, be it money, privilege or power. How many times has communism been tried? “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”. Brilliant in theory, impossible in practice. And, of course, it doesn’t apply to them. Well, someone has to organise it!

          For those who say it is just conspiracy theory, is it not strange all these coincidences? For example WEF says we must eat less meat; a prominent member of WEF, Bill Gates, now owns 97,934 hectares of farmland in the USA (he is America’s largest land owner now), much of it used for rearing cattle but for how much longer? Just one quote – “He also has been vocal on the need for a solution to reduce the amount of methane cattle give off when they belch and pass gas”.

          How long will cash be around? Think how convenient it will be for a Government to control the economy when it is all electronic.

          Next generation Smart meters and 5G will give enormous powers to people to control usage and pricing, especially when you will only have EVs. It is impossible, at the present rate of progress, to charge the present number of cars if they were all to be electric, but remember what WEF say, “You will own nothing and be happy”.

          Of course, you will also be on Universal Basic Income (UBI), already being mooted as a solution to the present Covid crisis. Eventually the vast majority of us will be reliant on State aid one way or another. Another WEF objective met.

          Of course, it’s all conspiracy theory, just coincidences. All those world leaders meeting at Davos every year are only there for the Ski-ing

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          • Lefty Wright says:

            popeye
            Not only will it be easy for the Government to control the economy but they will also be able to control the individual. Without cash to purchase anything all it will take is a quick phone call to your bank and they will know precisely where you were when you last used your bank card.

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  14. Dover Sentry says:

    The BBC only mention those few UK companies who have a problem with Brexit. They amount to about one a week. Therefore, the vast majority of UK companies do not have a problem with Brexit.

    The organisation that has the biggest problem with Brexit is the BBC.

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    • taffman says:

      Dover Sentry
      “The organisation that has the biggest problem with Brexit is the BBC.”
      Have pity . They can’t come to terms with the fact that their anti-Brexit propaganda was a complete and utter failure.

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      • Dover Sentry says:

        taff,

        They haven’t given up. They will snipe from the rooftops for a long time to come.

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        • taffman says:

          For Al Beeb, the end is nigh.
          Only Bo Jo is keeping it going for some deluded reason?

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          • Richard Pinder says:

            The deluded reason must be caused by sex with a girlfriend possessed by an evil spirit.

            Prince Cummings was an integral part of delivering Brexit and winning Boris an 80-seat majority. But he was shown the door because Boris has an evil girlfriend who worked at the Guardian. This she devil and some Witches from the BBC didn’t like him being nasty towards the Beelzebub Broadcasting Corporation, so he had to go.

            The evil Princess Nut Nut is now an integral part of delivering Wokery and Green Party policy. This country has now ended up with a Prime Minister who’s girlfriend has got him to worship that demonically possessed Greta girl, and then locked us down under a medical Marxist dictatorship.

            Due to Boris now appealing only to people who wont ever vote Tory. Everyone who voted Tory has no other reason but to vote for the Reform Party.

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            • taffman says:

              Richard Pinder
              The Tory government has scared the voters with The Labour bogey man. It’s bogey man that Is a non-entity. It does not exist anymore.
              Remember, the only reason we got the Brexit vote was because I Nigel Farage and UKIP ‘scared the pants off’ the then, Tory government.
              Also Al Beeb thought Brexit was. Big joke . Well , to coin the phrase “They are not laughing now”.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Taffman – the importing full containers and exporting containers full of air hasn’t really registered in BBC world yet ….
        The real pressure will come when economies eventually recover and the ReichEU find import controls to the UK a ‘barrier to trade “ .. then we won’t be hearing about ham sandwiches being seized by Dutch customs as kraut cars stack up in EU car parks …

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        • taffman says:

          Fedup2
          If our government had balls they would take immediate retaliatory action against the petty officialdom stopping our exports to the EU.
          Stop the French wine and cheese for starters, then check, and double check the German cars coming in for exhaust emissions etc etc .
          Unfortunately our government has no balls , witness the millions of pounds we are paying the French to ‘ship’ over illegals in dinghies and put them up in 4 star hotels .
          The EU is beginning to crumble and Al Beeb is not telling us . Its only a matter of time.

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          • tomo says:

            As I hear it – a fair part of the foul-up at the ports is down to our crew of bureaucrats. That’s certainly the impression I received crossing Dover-Calais (and Calais Dover fwiw) recently.

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          • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

            You’ll prise my Pont l’Évêque from my cold, dead hands pal. And I’m armed with a very ripe Munster!

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        • Nibor says:

          Fed ,

          The BBC will talk up , show and whinge about huge lorry queues when trade picks up around March .
          They never went down to borders such as Romania/ Bulgaria in the nineties, where trucks of all nationalities were held up every day , every week every month for at least two days .
          They didn’t have nice middle class retirees presenting them with baskets of food . They had to deal with the mafia .

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Sounds like a must watch.

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Who, what and why? I’m lost not being in Guardian/BBC la-la-land

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      • NCBBC says:

        I just ignore all this nonsense. If there were a bunch of Black females in the running, they would have won all the awards.

        The whole thing is a shamble.

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  16. Guest Who says:

    And the only thing in its way is Wendy and Marianna’s cracked squad?

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    • NCBBC says:

      I fear government the most when it comes to abuse of social media. It has, and will use the fear of criminals or terrorists, to shut down social media. This is what the bovernment fears the most- not rapists ( we know they dont, even child mass rapists), but free and easily distributed information. The USSR feared Samizdat, so too the goverment now.

      Witness the way that Big Tech, in cahoots with government, shut down Parler. And Amazon too, threw Parler off its servers.

      Now I didnt know that Amazon was a big player in Servers. Amazon is a monopoly anyhow, but for it to move into Servers. Big player too. That is when Alarm bells should have be ringing in goverenment. But they didnt.

      To quiten forebodings in the EU of the brazen display of censorship power by Amazxon, Bezos was “supposedly” moved on, and Amazon then donated a billion to Climate Change. The EU or our government is quiet.

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  17. The WestWyvern says:

    BBC free since early this morning but I switch the radio on and the wazzock Steven Nolan is on stirring the shit and quoting from the Gaurdian about the vaccine failure of the AstraZenica jab.

    The medical person on with him is pretty good playing a decent line and deal in facts but he truly is trying to ramp up the project fear to 11 again.

    I said this morning this would run and run because the BBC will keep on and on and on…

    The BBC message, if you have had the astrazenica jab, forget it. It doesn’t work

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  18. Nibor says:

    BBC ,

    How many dinghies and other bogus asylum seekers in today ?
    How many may have or do have Covid ?

    That’s part of news ,
    If you do news ,
    Like you do comedy .

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    • taffman says:

      Nibor
      “How many dinghies and other bogus asylum seekers in today ?
      How many may have or do have Covid ?”
      How many of those ‘illegals’ will be given free vaccines ?
      Al Beeb is a joke and our government is a joke .
      Vote for The Reform Party next time.

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  19. Nibor says:

    Please help me here .

    I’m trying to work out this Northern Ireland/ Ireland /EU problem and can’t see what it is !

    It can only be imports into the Republic, not mainland Europe/ EU .
    I’ve tried looking into the shipping routes I hope a freight forwarder can help .
    Let’s take as an example a Chinese firm exporting to Europe.
    There are direct links from China to Ireland , and direct links from China to the rest of the EU .
    The EU and Remainers pride themselves on the trade deal between the EU and China .
    So why would a Chinese exporter who wants to send something to mainland EU use Northern Ireland ?
    I can’t find direct shipping from China to Northern Ireland ( can anyone help ?) . It looks like you’d have to ship from Shanghai to Rotterdam orHamburg then use EUcon containers to Belfast but then what ? Put them on a lorry to Dublin to cross to Britain to transit to Dover then across ?!?!
    Whatever customs duties you’ve saved would be more than swallowed in handling costs and transportation.
    The whole NI / Ireland dispute seems just that and nothing to do with goods to the rest of the EU , and even that altercation is easily resolved without the EU sticking its paddle in .

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      The EU needs to build a tunnel from the Old Head of Kinsale to Landunvez in Brittany. Then they could send it by lorry from Dublin to Cork, then through the Irish-French EU Unity Tunnel, on to Brest, and then the road to Paris or Nantes.

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  20. JimS says:

    Who or what does Natalie Haynes become after she has been on the BBC?

    (sorry but “… and I’ve been Natalie Haynes” really bugs me!)

    While on the subject of strange BBC closing out language have you ever noticed that the actors are always described using the past tense but the producer by the present.

    Does that mean that when they repeat one of those programmes with an ‘unacceptable’ language warning that the brown shirts can haul out some doddery old fool and say “You are the producer”, not “you were”?

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  21. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    A good analysis of the Time article on how the election was rigged in USA.

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/america/2021/02/like-a-criminal-time-returns-to-the-scene-of-the-crime/

    I cannot see how the USA can be classed as a democracy anymore. This is America falling. Will it take the rest of the free world with it?

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Only if we worship the Dominion machine.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      What is truly scary is that not only is the US no longer a democracy but it is a country in which the law breakers feel able to boast in public about how they broke one of the fundamental principles of the republic in the certain knowledge that they will suffer no consequences.
      So we are now in a post democratic era where votes count for nothing and elections are a sham to keep, for a little while at least , the pretence that there is government of the people by the people. If a citizen’s vote counts for nought then the way of ‘ protesting’ via the ballot box has been removed and how exactly do the elite think that the energy of protest will find expression? Presumably they feel that with their total control of the MSM and the law they are impregnable and can successfully resist any protest or pressure from ordinary folks.im sure that the Bolshevik party felt the same. Hopefully it won’t take seventy years before the people can shake off the shackles of the elite.

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      • G says:

        DT,
        Personally, I would give it a year within which Beijing Biden / Harris will have almost totally converted the US to a communist dictatorship. At the rate they’re firing out EO’s. After a year the political landscape will be unrecognisable and irreversible.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Beware of those who are now rushing to claim that it was they who are responsible for the Biden win, by ” Shadow fortifing the election”.

      The Dems and their media allies, are now concerned that the whole fraud may come to light. Hence this bogus “Shadow fortifying ” affecting the election, and how they did it. Nothing to do with the clearly visible fraud.

      As long as this is not honestly addressed, America will continue its downward slide. God help America.

         14 likes

  22. taffman says:

    “Tesco tells Chancellor to hit online rivals with sales tax”
    “Boss Ken Murphy has also joined bosses at Morrisons, Asda and Waterstones to ask Chancellor Rishi Sunak for a “level playing field” when it comes to tax.”

    That’s a bit rich coming from the company that saw the end of the corner shops in the 60s

       42 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      It is quaint. So of course the entity that ‘wants’ a rise in tvl to £400 chimes in on the Moaning Emole #prasnews…

      ***
      Tesco calls for online sales tax

      Tesco has renewed its call for a 1% online sales tax for large online retailers such as Amazon. The company said it “believes strongly that there should be a level playing field for all retailers, online or physical”. Tesco is also one of 18 retailers asking Chancellor Rishi Sunak for a permanent cut in business rates – the tax that’s levied on business property. The supermarket wants rates to fall by at least 20%.

      ***

      Such rates are used to fund services.

      Hence Tesco ‘wants’ money diverted from the public to it to prop up a failing model. Or more taxes on the public to keep it in gravy.

      Very bbc.

         21 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      taffman
      I’m not sure Tesco saw the end of the corner shops. They merely gave them to brown people.

         27 likes

      • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

        Those brown people saw a market for shops that didn’t close promptly at 5 before many people were home from work stayed open in the evening for emergency supplies of milk, flour or loo rolls. And didn’t close on Wednesday afternoons either.

           1 likes

        • JimS says:

          You mean they didn’t comply with government regulations designed to control energy use and to limit the hours of shopworkers?

          Much the same way that some people ‘borrow’ supermarket trolleys to collect metalwork not actually bolted down, filling a ‘gap in the market’ that the registered, regulated, idigenous scrap metal dealers ‘ignore’?

             5 likes

          • Northern Voter says:

            Thats why the Romans built straight roads, no corner shops. I’ll get my coat.

               5 likes

            • Fedup2 says:

              Voter – think you should ( get your thermal coat ) … but in a roundabout way …

                 3 likes

  23. taffman says:

    Al Beeb
    “ Energy prices to rise for millions of households”
    While Bo Jo & Co are considering slapping A Carbon Tax on us ?

       31 likes

  24. taffman says:

    Good Brexit news £ shoots up to 1.14 Euros .

       31 likes

  25. Guest Who says:

    Sooooo Katty cheering as history made?

    Ms. Sarpong… not so much.

       14 likes

  26. LastChanceSaloon says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-55975743
    2021-02-08 07:20
    “Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Fourteen dead after India glacier bursts dam”

    The West is obviously to blame, China and India, who are the most frugal users, of exclusively clean energy,
    on the planet, are totally innocent, whiter than the melted snow.

       22 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Any Lancasters in the vicinity?

         26 likes

    • Grumbler says:

      This is likely to be “calving” where the glacier grows too much and the end breaks off. Those collapsing ice wall videos beloved of BBC are exactly that.

         22 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Recall being taught about engineering responsibilities back in the day, and the lecturer cited a case where a dam was constructed on a steep valley to create a reservoir.

      Sadly, the water undermined an undiscovered seam back upstream to cause a landslide that sent a tsunami that overtopped the dam.

      People died.

      The engineers who built the dam were lauded. It held. The soil engineers were jailed.

      If negligent, justified. If unlucky, political.

      I would have thought a reservoir with a dam at one end and a glacier at the other might anticipate certain natural events.

         14 likes

  27. Guest Who says:

    Relying on Franny and Timmeh!’s monthly memos really isn’t enough any more.

       33 likes

  28. Guest Who says:

    In an ideal world, CNN would be the only broadcaster and the Graun the only paper.

    With 20,000 bbc staff at home on twitter, RTing them.

    And Matt Lucas on Les Mis.

       27 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Mrs Elton John was running the same anti Brexit gig in the papers over the weekend – talking about all the money his industry makes .

      He didnt say where the money goes . He also claimed it was part of UK ‘soft power ‘ which is – of course – a joke .

         24 likes

  29. Guest Who says:

    BBC News – Joe has saved the day!

    The number of infections in the US is now falling and the vaccination programme appears to have overcome some of its initial problems.

    ***
    Oh, hang on… a question tucked away..?

    Covid Pandemic – has US turned the corner?

       22 likes

    • Grumbler says:

      It’s a result of the new WHO guidelines on case definition (brought out within an hour of the inauguration).
      2 positive tests are now required or 1 with the symptoms to be regarded as a case. Also US labs are turning the PCR test cycles down from 42 to 35 and this reduces the amount of positives.

      You didn’t think this was science did you?

         22 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Grumbler, doesn’t that increase the number of positives, turning down the PCR test cycles? To reduce the number of cases, would you not need to raise the level?

        The other problem with a reduced test cycle is that it may increase the numer of false positives and false negatives and increase the numbers of failures to spot the difference between coronavirus cold, coronavirus influenza and coronavirous Covid.

           2 likes

        • StewGreen says:

          Up2Snuff I think you have it the wrong way round
          You start PCR and do a few cycles to amplify the signal particles you are looking for
          You should then find all the strong positives
          You amplify further and you’ll mop up the weak positives

          Now if you over amplify you pick up the really really weak positives
          They are either false positives or Covid so weak it is probably not a spreader

          Turn it back down and you’ll get all the positives that matter.
          You still get some false negatives cos some people will have been tested too early to have a viral count.

             1 likes

  30. Guest Who says:

    Eddie Izzard for the VD slot?

    https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2021/02/08/labour-courts-celebrities-after-flag-shagging-failure/?

    And the BBC will be well up for more Stormzy in is stab-proof vest, innit?

       19 likes

  31. StewGreen says:

    You don’t see Sowell on the BBC, cos he talks too much sense.

       18 likes

  32. StewGreen says:

    Viva Frei interprets the Time article about election saving/rigging

       12 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Rather than getting a headache watching this caffeined up shouty character is there a link to the Time piece ?

         2 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      I have been writing of this a few days back, even before this was admitted .

      But on further thought, I think what “Shadow fortifying ” is upto is a coverup for the reality of Election fraud.

      The Dems and their media allies, are now concerned that the whole fraud may come to light. Hence this bogus “Shadow fortifying ” affecting the election.

      “Shadow fortifying” or whatever sort does not change people’s minds, which is generally made up long before voting day. Election fraud took place, and this an attermpt to cover it up.

         14 likes

  33. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – he is flavour of the month with the BBC

    Who is? Dave Grohl, that’s who. Founder and front man of the Foo Fighters, ex-percussionist for Nirvana and self-confessed ill-educated non-academic Democrat voter. What?!! Isn’t it only Republicans who are poorly educated, ignorant, racist, xenophobes I hear you ask? That is what the BBC have implied for five years.

    Apparently not.

    The BBC’s favourite because … (hushed tones) …. he and his band played at Glastonbury …… and … (even more hushed, reverent tones) …. his band was asked to play for Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration last month. Aaah, that explains it.

    Meanwhile Dave explains his Dad was Republican and a musician and ‘was pretty mixed up’ but his fourteen year old daughter is way beyond his educational level, he struggles to home school his eleven year old but can cope with the educational level of the age of six and teach that on some stuff.

       23 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      I d listened to justin desperately hoping the vaccine would fail but when the bee lady did her ‘upbeat ‘ intro to some pop
      Celeb it was off switch time.

      Im really surprised the Toady didnt cover the chaos in NE London as a mm of snow has settled and we are all dying – oh the humanity

         27 likes

      • The WestWyvern says:

        Fed, listening early doors to both BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live this morning pushing the AstraZennica South Africa variant ‘story’ for all its worth.

        Their agenda is blatant and obvious. Their message, to be shrilled louder and louder as the day progresses is clear; this variant is not affected by the vaccine, therefore we must remain in lockdown, any talk of easing it must be supressed, the restrictions must continue, the older of us in society will not be safe, the vaccine, produced in the UK (Not EU) is bad & not effective. Nothing must change, don’t think of a better spring and summer ahead, because nothings changing and you all need to be very afraid.

        Now, for balance the trial the South Africans conducted has not yet been peer reviewed, it was conducted across a very small sample (200 persons), and mainly on much younger subjects – Imagine if you have a wonder drug for Alzheimer’s disease and only tested it on Children, I’m not sure you would see success…..
        Not that BBC cover this part of the story as it does not fit the narrative.

        The BBC, dealers in fear, manipulation and lying disguised a ‘journalism’.

        I hope they are called out this latest piece of propaganda and political shit shirring, but am afraid the useless cowardly Tories will let them get away with it again, again, again.

           39 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          West – perhaps on this one the BBC might be working for the government trying to inject more fear in order to maintain obedience to the lockdown …
          …..or maybe my cabin fever is getting worserrrrrr…..

             16 likes

        • richard D says:

          The beeb started off the ‘Today’ programme with their 30-minute summary bulletins talking about ‘antiviruses’ – i.e. plural – even mentioning both Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca at the intro to these news bulletins about the South African study.

          Very quickly, however, the piece became only about the Oxford/Astra-Zeneca antivirus. Call me suspicious, but……..

             13 likes

  34. AsISeeIt says:

    Spotting the chinks in the cracks and old queens news

    The free-at-the-point-of-access, but heavily subsidised by government advertising, giveaway Metro newspaper unsurprisingly gifts the government vaccination programme a booster this morning: ‘1,000 jabs a minute. Vaccinations top 12 million‘ – with an inset photo (because presumably we have difficulty visualising these things) captioned: ‘Lots of shots: Woman receives a jab in Birmingham‘ – penetrating news there, relegating the news of mutiple men receiving a stab in London over the weekend.

    The giveaway throwaway Metro devotes the other half of its frontpage to that old tabloid staple – the weather: ‘Simply beastly. Storm Darcy Bustles in from the east and causes chaos‘ – this is a rather subtle play on the Met Office name for the storm and a pun on the name Darcy Bussell the former ballerina.

    What next, we wonder, are we reading a tabloid here, or watching the evolution of some new South Bank Show-inspired punning slang? Might the Metro caption parenting advice: “what to do if your child goes Bolshoi Ballet and throws its Simon Rattle out of the Niall Buggy. Should you be Laurence Sterne or remain Plácido Domingo?”

    The ‘i‘ newspaper admonishes: ‘How sloppy England played into Scotland’s hands‘ – far be from our national media headlines to touch on current Scots political machinations – this is a story about rugby.

    The Telegraph catches up with a long-running issue and presents a vaguely conservative-sounding heading for once: ‘Far-left “hijacking” of race and climate movements to be investigated

    Here too in the Telegraph Tim Stanley has something positive to say about Britain: ‘We must move faster to trade with the rest of the world and avoid EU racket

    For a moment there I’m almost buying into the BBC mantra that our print media is conservative, but I’ll read on…

    On the vaccines issue the Telegraph meanwhile seems to appeal to a higher authority, even than the Tory PM: ‘Keep faith in Oxford jab, urges minister

    The materialist miserablist Guardian meanwhile is apparently having none of it: ‘Rethink on jabs urged after varient cuts efficiency

    And the Times decides, when in doubt to double dip, on vaccines: ‘Autumn jab to ward off new strains of covid-19‘ – now hang on, is this autumn jab additional to the second dose of the first, and will the autumn one need a second booster, and what about next winter’s new infections? I’m losing count of the jabs, like a Met police commissioner losing count of the stabs.

    NHS planning annual campaign of booster injections to tackle new strains‘ – admits the ‘i‘. There was me naively assuming the definition of a vaccine was to be a one-off for life protection sort of thing. Now I realise covid jabs come more like light bulbs, with a form manufacturer’s built-in obsolescence. I suppose there’s at least hope for one store space in every high street up and down the land to be converted into a constantly busy jab shop.

    This has the makings of a kind of new industrial medical revolution. Employment for some, a new permanent profit stream for big pharma – and a population with multiple track marks on their upper arms like junkies.

    We recall the former panic over reds under the bed, now we must fear chinks in the cracks. Following the Ofcom banning of their state-sponsored propaganda broadcaster & the discovery of their spies acting as journalists, now we have: ‘Hundreds of academics investigated over weapons link to China‘ (Times)

    For the chance to bang on yet again about one of their favourite old hobby horses the Guardian digs up some story about a well heeled tax dodging old queen: ‘Elton John. I’ll survive, but Brexit is killing new music‘ – and this one too: ‘Queen lobbied for change in law to hide her wealth‘- both big stories in the 1970s, mind you.

    But the big corporates are our new ruling majesties and they may seemingly lobby away to change our tax rules to their heart’s content: ‘Tesco tells Chancellor to hit online rivals with sales tax‘ (BBC) – far be it from the lefty Guardian to go against a big corporation on their frontpage, when they can dog whistle anti-British sentiment to their audience through the person of the Queen.

    Warnings of power cuts and big disruptions‘ – frets the Daily Star. This is a little bit of winter weather, goodness only knows what might be in store as a consequence of: ‘Join our green Britain revolution!‘ – this the opening shot in a: ‘Major new Express campaign‘ – god help us!

    “We have nothing to lose and everything to gain” – insists Dale Vince ‘Green entrepreneur‘ – in the Express. Speak for yourself mate, there’s my gas boiler and my petrol car… don’t I stand to have those confiscated?

    And finally, well, you could have knocked me down with a feather (as I like to say): ‘Illegal migrants’ vaccine amnesty‘ (Daily Mail)

       30 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Stand by for boatloads of frenchies and other EU nationals trying to get to blighty to get a jab . I feel sorry for the boys in the african army having to compete with them for dinghies …

         26 likes

  35. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio4 “black and brown people have been here for centuries” says the guest Sathnam Sanghera
    presenter Tom Sutcliffe pushes back unlike what Marr would do

    Britain is a direct product of its imperial past. So argues the writer Sathnam Sanghera in his latest book, Empireland.
    ‘ we need to move beyond simplistic feelings of shame or pride in Britain’s empire if we are to truly understand who we are.’

    + the longer more entrenched history of class.
    In Snakes and Ladders: The Great British Social Mobility Myth, the historian Selina Todd explores how class distinctions still prevail today.

    poet Anthony Anaxagorou. His family is from Cyprus – an island deeply divided and with a history of colonisation. He charts his rise as a poet in the pocket-book series, ‘How to… Write it’. And his last collection, After the Formalities, explores the anxieties inherent in his British and Cypriot heritage.
    They are talking about he’s British Born Cypriot
    but don’t say that is generally abbreviated to BBC.

       20 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      closing comments
      Selina “Lets pay care workers the same as bankers”
      … very socialist that

      Sanghera “unpaid internships are the biggest problem in the media, I’ve never met anyone like me in the media ?”
      FFS the media is full of ethnic Indians from Amol downwards

      Farage said Rule Britannia was designed to make us Brits ashamed of who we are
      “Yes its’s a backlash against BLM, WEAPONISED BY THE RIGHT
      who now realise they can sow division around empire and it plays well
      cos the public are a bit thick about empire”
      So what do you do ?

      Read non-culturewarry historians like William Dalrymple and Jan Morris ..about the massacres/genocides

      ==========

      Two things Sanghera always spoke of “we British” the others did not.
      He also said the word ‘De-colonising the syllabus ‘ is a problem as we should be WIDENING the colonial negatives to the syllabus not taking away.

         8 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Stew, mainland Greeks are not quite so complimentary. 😉

         3 likes

  36. digg says:

    All the red news rags are going with anti-queen, anti union jack stories today. Did they all have a dream last night that we were still in the EU and woke up all disappointed, spiteful and bitter?

    Owen Jones of course right in the middle of this as usual.

    I conclude there is now a concerted effort by these vermin to get this Countries flag “cancelled”.

       35 likes

  37. G says:

    Don’t know how I missed this one in 2019.

    “New Refugee and Asylum Seeker plan for Wales launched”

    https://gov.wales/new-refugee-and-asylum-seeker-plan-wales-launched

    Look where the “Nation of Sanctuary” scheme is up to already:

    Click to access progress-report-update-june-2020.pdf

    No figures on costs to date are provided.

    Indeed, a FoI request to obtain details of the Welsh Governments Budget for 2017 / 18 received the following reply:

    Click to access 170914atisn11479lttr.pdf

    Loads of ‘words’. The final sentence is revealing of what the ‘words’ were leading up to:

    “In conclusion, I believe that the balance of the public interest falls in favour of withholding this information at this time.”

    Unaccountable.

       31 likes

  38. Foscari says:

    Would somebody please explain to me why the
    BRITISH broadcasting corporation more often than not
    are relaying pictures of the Test Match between India
    and England on their internet pages as if they were
    the national broadcaster of India ?
    At least BBC, be unbiased. Nobody expects you
    to support England.

       28 likes

    • Foscari says:

      Further to my previous comment. So the BRITISH
      broadcasting corporation’s feature headline on
      their main page is of an Indian bowler appealing
      for a wicket which was given . With the accompanying
      headline INDIA BEGIN CHASE TO 420 TO WIN.
      Of course you would not expect anything less from
      the BRITISH broadcasting corporation. Heaven forbid
      they would mention that England need 10 wickets . I
      to win.

         26 likes

  39. andyjsnape says:

    Uighurs: ‘Credible case’ China carrying out genocide
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55973215
    Reports the bBC

    according to a formal legal opinion newly published in the UK

    Formal Legal “Opinion”???

       16 likes

    • richard D says:

      From the article you posted, andyjsnape – ‘This opinion was commissioned – but not paid for – by the Global Legal Action Network, a human rights campaign group that focuses on cross-border legal issues, and the World Uighur Congress and the Uighur Human Rights Project.

      So, if these three groups, at least two of which have clearly vested interests, did not pay for the ‘esteemed’ legal opinion….who did ?

         9 likes

  40. Guest Who says:

    https://fb.watch/3wJg30egk0/

    I listened to this all the way through.

    At first hearing, two old white guys weighing in critically to the BBC.

    But then I realised what was missing, and why. Two ex-BBC beneficiaries no longer there on expectation management. Cutting top floor roles is making progress? Why were they there in the first place? It is classic bargaining of the Souk; pitch ridiculously high and then spend hours chewing down), and laying out an inevitable case clear to all bar Tim Davie and various other multi-hundred thousand market rate talents, but with some glaring omissions.

    We are being softened for an unacceptable compromise that gets them what they want, and admitted; a tax for an elite rich getting their preferences funded by all to make it cheaper, with a bit of propaganda for the govt. thrown in as a sweetener.

    Poll question that, Ollie.

    Do I want MOTD or Ceebeebies to get Blue Planet?

    No.

    But do I want Gary and Nish to get Sir Boaty, or Sir Boaty alone?

    Hell no.

    Is £80,000,000 of Eastenders going to be written off for another Americast watched by a dozen people to fund Jon and BS shuttling the pond?

    I think not.

    A conversation to be had? Bollux. That is code for ‘keep paying as that can gets kicked’.

    Things have changed, irrevocably. You cannot un invent the atom bomb or ignore reality, as the ladies of CND tried to. Plus the women.

    No matter how you try to juggle, or discuss juggling content headings, the fundamental culture aspect has changed too, and I am open to any non deranged suggestion on changing it back.

    These two sage eminence gris talk about selective aspects of Netflix or Disney, but you can choose with them. Don’t like kiddie porn dressed up as societal commentary? Blow out the £5.99, or free. Not keen on pervasive John Boyega gurning? Sacrifice Soul and pop the Aristocats VHS back in the player. BritBox or iPlayer come with strings attached.

    And that goes way beyond just content.

    No mention that the ‘news’ on BBC isn’t. It is ideological opinion dressed up as reporting.

    Equally all the money propping up Botney’s £6,000,000 and rising pension. Or BS’s and Zoe’s massive salaries. Or June Sarpong’s remuneration for whatever she does that doesn’t appear to be a working either.

    The Titanic was an iconic brand, until it sunk because it was not fit for purpose, poorly run.

       33 likes

  41. StewGreen says:

    Looking at the tweets to Radio4
    Righties ..’dunno don’t listen any more’

    Yet there are dozens of tweets saying ‘Radio4 is a Tory mouthpiece’
    from accounts with names like this
    “The Tory Party is the Nasty Party#BLM#NHSPay15
    #RemoveTheToryGovernment
    #ToriesSupportFacism and Corruption.”

       22 likes

  42. Guest Who says:

    Good one.

    What are the BBC great and good on per hour around the speaking circuit?

    US Treasury Sec level?

       21 likes

    • touchjudge says:

      That’s about £143 p.h. I am a small-time “high street”chartered accountant and my charge out rate is £152 p.h. which of course has to cover overheads etc.

         4 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Keir ought to ask how many of the NHS are doing overtime on Track and trace…nice supplement..oh and how many hours a week have the teachers worked?

      When will Labour and the BBC realise that it is the private sector that pays the bloody bills!!

      I don’t listen much anymore and rarely watch..but today all I have heard is BBC knocking the UK

      Did any one hear much about Cadbury’s bring manufacturing back to Birmingham..despite Brexit – or the 61 trade deal we have done?

      And despite us being leaders in vaccination all the BBC can talk about is – the mutations and how the vaccinations ‘might’ not be as effective..

      On the bright side there are more and more negative stories about BBC flying around…maybe the wheel is turning…

         10 likes

    • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

      If they are working for Deloitte they charge what Deloitte is willing to pay. If they are defending you against a charge of murder you didn’t commit they get whatever pittance they can squeeze out of legal aid, which isn’t very much. There’s a reason Rumpole is regarded as by far the most authentic of all legal dramas, and it’s not just having the experience of the late John Mortimer QC behind him.

      There are bent and greedy lawyers and there are honest lawyers who fervently believe in justice and the rule of law. I never met an arthur* who knew shit and in my business I encountered a lot of them before I retired. Starmer is right here, the real scandal is the obscene amount of money wasted on them.

      * Arthur (n): a management consultant; a callow youth farmed out by large accountancy firms to feed bullshit to businesses in return for large amounts of money. (Arthur Andersen: multinational accountancy firm that was dissolved after being found out helping Enron to commit major fraud)

         0 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Woods
        Whenever I hear a lawyer talk about ‘justice ‘ £££££££ signs appear . An honest lawyer is a contradiction in terms …. from both personal and employment perspective in a range of civil and criminal law

        And to plead my case could I refer you to the words of that Labour Party shadow attorney general which were in the press yesterday .

        I note that both your BBC and the Labour Party have played his obscene words down ….

           12 likes

      • harry142857 says:

        When Arthur Anderson went tits up after the Enron scandal, they were all taken on by Deloitte. I worked for them at the time.

           5 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    Dale Vince is on Talk Radio
    promoting his new campaign with the Daily Express
    “let’s save the environment and boost the economy by £21bn”

    .. So the Daily Mirror buying the Express has made no difference to its politics /sarc
    Their flurry of tweets

    Press Gazette
    Daily Express, which under previous owners had provided a home for climate-change sceptic views (false AFAIK),
    has launched a campaign to persuade Boris Johnson to “lead the world revolution on green issues”

       20 likes

  44. Tabs says:

    Lewis Hamilton: F1 world champion signs new Mercedes contract
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/55380710

    This is great news. It will allow Lewis to earn £30m a year travelling the world with a large team in private jets and chucking out a huge carbon footprint that comes with F1 racing around the world.

    This will give Lewis the platform so he can lecture us on climate change and racial inequality that bothers him so much.

    I’m well looking forward to hearing it for another year!

       58 likes

  45. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC does do comedy. I listened – by accident to a chat on r5 between some bbc droid and an actress called ‘Juliet Stevenson ‘ who was full on luvvie . In fact – so luvvie that it was funny .
    Apparently actors are suffering during the lockdown and need government support – so do theatres …. this self pity was funny but then she upped a gear by being prompted that she is an ambassador for ‘Amnesty International ‘ and has even taken in a ‘refugee ‘ presumably as cheap ‘help’ …

    Ms Stevenson threw in something about the human rights act and by that time I was laughing out loud .

    There is never a shortage of politicians , lawyers , journalists or actors …is there …?

       36 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      She is among the cabal of luvvies, with Emma Thomson, Hugh Grant, the late Alan Rickman, in fact, just look at the cast list of Love Actually, – all ex lefty yuni (apart from Martine McCrutch) students.

         23 likes

      • TrickCyclist says:

        Do they still show “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (a BBC Films production) on the telly?
        If so, never, ever, EVER watch it.
        I made the mistake of doing that once and I’m going into flashbacks just thinking about it. Oh God! That hopping scene with Stevenson and Michael Maloney. . !

           9 likes

  46. StewGreen says:

    \\Cornwall boy the “far right” terrorist has escaped jail //

    24 month rehabilitation order

       14 likes

    • JohnC says:

      I was just reading that. ‘Far-right terrorists’ being convicted are very rare so I went in to find out who he had attacked.
      Turns out he had downloaded some stuff off the internet and posted racist comments on forums. All of it warranted a 2 year rehabilitation order.
      My problem with this is : how many Muslims have been arrested for having terrorist literature on their computers ?. A very quick check with google tells me 17 children were arrested in 18 months with another 1,500 being monitored ‘at risk of radicalisation’. And this is just the children.
      Yet one white boy who didn’t leave his keyboard gets a full page article.
      It’s the double standards and hypocrisy which I find so disgusting.

         60 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        And yet the BBC still feeds that crocodile seeking to be consumed last.

        https://order-order.com/2021/02/08/inequality-lead-complains-to-bbc-for-asking-about-inequality/

        Wonder if Jon or Lurch have got the dear lady in yet?

        Or Marianna checked the facts?

        If not, no suprise.

           12 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        ‘Far right terrorism is the biggest threat to the UK ‘( there is no evidence to support this ) – but it keeps the real threat from Muslim terrorists happy ….

           24 likes

        • G says:

          Fed,

          Yes, “Far Right terrorism” we heard all about the most serious event to date on Twato earlier. In fact a judge has just concluded the case against a 13 yr old (yes, really!). The case is so serious (mention is made of Fascist graffiti sprayed on a garden shed……..) that the judge refused to give jail time.

          Like most mature members of the population, I experience regular sleepless nights fearing what some immature 13 year old who watches too many films is up to with a spray can in my back garden. LoL…………………..

          So, that’s your, “evidence”

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          • Fedup2 says:

            G
            It’s comforting that 13 year olds can be detected and convicted – making every one safer in their beds ….

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          • StewGreen says:

            @G I saw the other day someone ask on Twitter for evidence of Far Right terror in the UK
            .. and the dozey lefty replying said “Look this terrorist was arrested in Cornwall”
            … as you say ..he spraypainted an image on his own shed and downloaded some stuff
            .. He’s hardly left a trail of dead bodies.

            yet on the other hand in London and Brum there are kids stabbing each other all the time
            and the media coverage of their cases is minimal.

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            • maxincony says:

              This is the same “G” who recently, on this site called for; “a race war” to, “get it over with once and for all”. Oh, and for George Soros to be; Strung up – the sooner the better.

              Words have consequences; but no doubt the posters here will continue to make excuses and look the other way whilst, at the same time, describing coverage of the murder of Jo Cox as “MilkingDeath for political purposes”.

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        • The WestWyvern says:

          Listening to the AntiBBC Radio at lunchtime and some of the Jeremy Swine show, I’d offer its the far-left SAGE and its nutty professors, still shrilling for more and deeper lockdowns, who is/are a far bigger threat to what remains of the UK.

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      • G says:

        JohnC,

        “….terrorist literature…”. That would be the Quran then.

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      • JohnC says:

        al Beeb have it now.
        Here is their scoop:
        ‘When the home where he lived with his grandmother was searched, officers found a Nazi flag and a racist slogan painted on the garden shed.’
        You couldn’t make it up.
        I challenge anyone to find story with so much detail about the accused who is a Muslim terrorist. Child or adult.

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      • vlad says:

        There’s a YouTube of some muslim bragging that when they take over (any day now) they will impose the death penalty on all apostates.

        YouTube has no problem with that, nor do our pusillanimous authorities.

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  47. BRISSLES says:

    Oh, again the news is full of ‘struggling’ students, and teenagers who have low well being scores. No privacy at home, no laptops, mental health issues. Oh spare me. Am I bovvered ? no. Do I care ? no. Funny how 100 years ago there was no mental issues when 6 kids had to share a bed, and no Marcus Rashford to drone on about getting free meals to kids, and where is all this happening anyway ? most people I speak to have kids who haven’t suffered or struggled at all.

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    • Beltane says:

      Strange that pre-covid 24/7 use of lap-top and i-phone was seen as an essential, even mandatory, part of the life process and not in any way anti-social yet now causes loneliness, introversion and mental stress.

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  48. G says:

    Fake News:
    The BBC reporter interviewed by Lady Brooke on Twato a few moments ago asserted that within “minutes” of the DJT speech on the 6th January the infiltrators of the Capitol were on their way to attack the building.

    Fact:
    The timelines compared and evidence prove that the storming of the Capitol building was pre-planned and arranged and non-coincidental to the timing of the DJT speech.

    The dishonest BBC should correct the impression that DJT is guilty of anything and issue an apology.

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    • NCBBC says:

      There is evidence that BLM and antifa were the ones doing the attacking.

      America is well on the way to an “Evil empire” that Ronald Reagan referred of the USSR.

      Even the EU, led by France and Germany, and Australia, are shocked that Donald Trump was silenced by Big Tech. They did so as soon as Pres Trump had left office. Thus in hand with the new regime.

      So it is that Amazon is now trying to linit the damage by a bribe of a billion for Climate Change, and Bezos has “resigned”.

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  49. andyjsnape says:

    Sad this has happened..
    YouTube robbery ‘prank’ ends in fatal shooting
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55982131

    But imagine if BLM got involved in, riots everywhere and the bBC support

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  50. Jack in the Green says:

    Check out George Galloway’s scathing comments on the BBC (online Daily Express). And yes, I very much yawned at the trans advert on Antiques Roadshow, but not as much as the real McCoy literally minutes previously on Ski Sunday. Mind you, the TV media and the promotion of the LGBT agenda has spread to all channels. Footie, rugger, skiing, cycling – the list is endless. Paying to have self-righteous preaching constantly shoved down our collective throat. I’m loving’ it – not a bit.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      Jack
      Ski Sunday is now officially Shit£ – Graham Bell is missed and Chemmy, a nice person who I met once is woke and not a good presenter…there is hardly any skiing and the unnecessary LGBT bit just about sealed its fate for me…

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