Start the Week Thread 15th February 2021

Deep gloom for the Far Left Biased BBC as the government target of 15 million vaccine injections is achieved. The failure narrative has failed. So it will have to find another target to run Britain down . Meanwhile the political show trial in America – which received wall to wall coverage on the BBC – has also ended in failure -in BBC eyes .what next ? Oh – and a new job description for the Head of the dysfunctional OFCOM has been published with a new requirement ….to’ ensure News is delivered with due impartiality ‘. Well that’s the end of the BBC then.

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369 Responses to Start the Week Thread 15th February 2021

  1. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Thanks again to Fedup2 and StewGreen for their tireless efforts on behalf of all UK patriots.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Cheers, and here are the catchup links to the final posts on the previous thread
      page 4 started 6 pm on Sunday
      page 3 started Sunday morning

      BTW if you get the timeout goblins log you out whilst posting
      Do Not Panic
      – Type http://www.biasedbbc.org/login
      into the browser address bar
      – login and click the browsers back arrow 3 times
      and you post will be at the bottom of the page
      – If it was a reply just click “reply” next to the post you are replying to
      and it will shift back up
      – You can click POST to post it
      *This all works in Chrome, so maybe too in other browers

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Don’t forget Rufus McDufus who had to work extra hard on the computer this weekend past.

        Any news of Halifax?

        Or Lobster?

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        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          I saw a comment on a site somewhere very recently with his name and that red claw alongside. So he is still around. I miss his humour here. I wouldn’t be surprised if the comments about gays made him feel unwelcome. But I would be glad to see him back.

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  2. ScottishCalvin says:

    A lot of coverage on the BBC and the year of the Ox. not much change though, the news is normally bull anyway…

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    • JimS says:

      A libel against oxen:

      “An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock in Australia and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration makes the animals easier to control.”

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Calvin – excellent work – I hope you are not criticising the Helga in charge of the ReichEU – the best weapon brexiters have got to destroy the EU . …

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  4. Nibor says:

    Has it been formally thrown out the window ?

    I`m referring to the Consultation about decriminalising non payment of the telly tax . Ended in April . Last year .

    Anybody help ? Maxi ? Piku ? Wild Woman ?

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    • taffman says:

      Nibor
      I think the ‘Three Stooges’ are isolating ?
      They are in their safe space .

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    • JimS says:

      The government’s statement to parliament on 21 January 2021 is here.

      The government’s consultation response, which we publish today, therefore sets out that the issue of decriminalisation will remain under active consideration while more work is undertaken to understand the impact of alternative enforcement schemes.

      In particular, a future decision on decriminalising TV licence evasion would benefit from consideration in the context of wider reform to the BBC. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has a roadmap for reform of the BBC and this provides critical context for any future decision on decriminalisation.

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  5. taffman says:

    “US cold snap: Why is Texas seeing Arctic temperatures?”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56058372
    Could it be Global warming ?

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    • taffman says:

      Nibor
      Following all the lockdowns, there are many in this country suffering poverty. Bo Jo could ease the suffering by abolishing the Telly Tax and making any payments to Al Beeb voluntary?

      If Al Beeb is as good as it says it is, it would survive – No ?
      What is Bo Jo’s motive for keeping the outfit going ?

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      • vlad says:

        All PM’s are reluctant to go down in history as the one that allowed our ‘national treasure’ to go to the wall.

        If seriously threatened, the BBC will milk to the full the residual nostalgia and goodwill of the nation.

        If politics is the art of the possible, I’m not sure it’s yet possible to scrap the rotten corporation.

        Soon though; the tide is turning…

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        • Seppers says:

          I used to LOVE the BBC. It made me proud to be British. It was like queuing and drinking tea.
          Its hard to let go of that feeling, the years of great kids programmes that were quirky, great comedy that was funny, reliable news, the Proms with mostly classical music, the feeling that the beeb cared about the country.
          But it isn’t the same institution now. Its a campaigning outfit.

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          • Doublethinker says:

            Steppers,
            My advice is to harden your heart. The BBC is like the virus , an insidious destroyer of lives.Banish all feelings of nostalgia for its glories of old in the days only those over 60 can remember, focus on the Woke wankerati who run it now. They don’t deserve our money, if their fellow Woke wankers want to pay for the BBC let them but no one ought to be forced to pay to see themselves, their beliefs and culture and their country insulted 24/7.

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          • StewGreen says:

            @Seppers yes, I kinda know some presenters so around 2002 emailed them to say “I’m abroad listening to a lot of BBC stuff, is there no way for me to PAY IN ?”
            .. Yet a few years later I was writing “Hey you BBC guys are going bad it was limited to Global Warming religion, but now you’ve changed to trash science altogether
            and you keep pushing woke-propaganda into shows”

            So rather than having positive value to me
            the BBC has NEGATIVE VALUE cos the politicians listen to BBC propaganda and then form lunatic policies based on it, which costs me and you taxpayers money
            and a worse environment and systems.
            eg if the Enviro agency wasn’t focused on the narrative of “Climate Emergency” it might have dredged the rivers and maintained the banks
            Likewise the government had taken its eye off planning for possible pandemics, cos it’s focused on sucking up to Climate PR tricksters like Figueres & Greta etc.

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            • Seppers says:

              I’m not against the climate agenda or getting rid of air pollution. And I am ‘green’, which means I don’t get why the media seemed to give so much time to a group gluing itself to mass transit.
              You may wonder why I’m here?
              Because I think the BBC has turned into a bully that only entertains certain narratives. And I’m against that even if the agenda sometimes concurs with mine, because the BBC shouldn’t have an agenda.
              My real issue is/was the extraordinary bullying of 52 per cent of the people that voted in a democracy. And the dumbing down in general.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Greta and Dame Emma are doing a Disney on Ice singing ‘Let it Go’ in Dallas.

      Greta Does Dallas is a go since she turned 18.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Of course it is global warming. Here is an explanation. However, if global warming makes it cold then there is no need to combat global warming.
      Get that Boris and Biden.

      ——————————-

      It may seem counterintuitive, but more snowfall during winter storms is an expected outcome of climate change. That’s because a warmer planet is evaporating more water into the atmosphere. That added moisture means more precipitation in the form of heavy snowfall or downpours.1

      https://www.edf.org/card/4-reasons-climate-change-still-happening-despite-cold-weather#:~:text=Climate%20change%20can%20increase%20snowfall,-More%20snow%20is&text=That's%20because%20a%20warmer%20planet,of%20heavy%20snowfall%20or%20downpours.&text=During%20warmer%20months%2C%20this%20can%20cause%20record%2Dbreaking%20floods.

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      • NCBBC says:

        I cant see anyway to postpone the oncoming ice age. There is possibly a way though.

        The earth, unlike other planets, is a living planet. If we increase CO2 in the atmosphere, it will result in increase in plant growth, and all the microscopic animals that live on the planet. Oncoming cold spells might just cause a natural response of our living planet to find a way out for us.

        Therefore sequestering or limiting CO2 is the very worst option. Petrol or diesel engines for transport is not just the most efficient means of transport, but actually the best way to stabilise Climate Change

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        • Up2snuff says:

          NCBBC, you know that, I know that – or at least have hypothesised (is that a word?) about it – but the real fanatics for AGW/CC will have none of it.

          I note the irony of Bill Gates wittering on this a.m. on R4 (Book of the Week at 9.45 a.m.) about the increase in global average temperature of 1° since before the industrial revolution yet Gates has made his fortune from skittering 1s and 0s at ever faster speeds across ever thinner slices of silicon thanks to humankind’s inventiveness and sheer creativity.

          I also note the even greater irony of the BBC mentioning in News progs that “there are more deaths of the elderly in winter” but their refusal to countenance that Global Warming would generally, be a ‘good thing’ for the planet and have its own natural CO2 limiting device – more natural warmth, less needed from carbon sources in winter.

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          • Lefty Wright says:

            Up2snuff
            It has nowt to do with the climate but everything to do with Marxism. Perhaps Mr Gates can imagine himself as the new Joseph Stalin.

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      • Kaiser says:

        I wish they would get their stories straight

        https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/07/snow-may-not-settle-in-most-of-uk-by-end-of-century-study-suggests

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/mar/26/weather.comment

        its almost like they are making it up as they go along 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  6. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Trump impeachment trial: Biden warns democracy is fragile”

    “Responding to the acquittal, President Biden said: “While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56061100

    Our BBC should have challenged that comment by Biden. Trump was not convicted, he was innocent. Yet, according to Biden, ‘the substance of the charge was not in dispute’.

    If a member of BLM or IRA was found innocent, the BBC would challenge ferociously a comment that stated, ‘ the substance of the charge was not in dispute’.

    🙁

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    • StewGreen says:

      We expect them to cheat, like the school bully gang they are.
      BBC & MSM news is a theatre production.

      @TalkRadio has been saying for weeks that, of course the Dems would never get the two thirds necessary to convict, the Republicans for the time being still control the House, so sure some will vote with the Dems, but not enough.

      The BBC and media acted differently they created the narrative that it was a critical thing , a knife edge, and Trump could get convicted
      False it was a 1 in a thousand possibility.

      That’s why as I always say “the more you watch the more disinformed you are”

      If you just read a book, you would have ZERO idea of what the likely outcome of the impeachment vote would be.
      But if you watched BBC and MSM you know even LESS
      cos they’d have taken you down the false path and made you think a guilty verdict was quite possible.
      .. ie you’d be disinformed.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Absolutely, Stew!

        The Second Law of Scrobs states ‘If it’s the BBC ‘reporting’, assume the opposite is true’.

        The First Law states ‘Don’t waste your time listening to biased, badly presented, leftie rubbish’!

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    • Guest Who says:

      Another line of inquiry for Wendy to block?

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    • Doublethinker says:

      What we have witnessed in the USA over the past four years is the destruction of democracy by the Globalists in both parties , the MSM and those in the international elite who pull their strings. The big losers are the people who have had their sole source of power, their vote, stripped from them.
      The continued vilification and harassment of President Trump is really a warning to anyone else who in the future may consider trying to become the tribune of the people which he became and for which he paid a heavy price.
      We all know that the elite tried to bring him down with the Russia Hoax , they failed. They tried to impeach and failed. So they massively rigged the election in what can only be described as a breathtakingly audacious plot and not only succeeeded but are now busily rewriting history so that the guilty become the innocent and the innocent become the guilty. But history is always written by the ‘victors’ no matter how illegally they won the crown.

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      • NCBBC says:

        All three impeachmnts were a coverup fpr Demcrat criminality

        Russia collusion – actually Hillary with some ex MI6/6 agent

        Unkraine – Actually a H Biden fianacial stuff, which is being exposed in Ukraine.

        The last one – is simply a cover for the ongoing fraud that Biden won more votes then the historic Trump vote ( even when fraudulently counted).

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      • G says:

        Ah but!

        Whilst I give the US a year within which we will all witness its total destruction and where breaking the law, lying and cheating and utter disregard of Statutory law and the Constitution have become the norm, the public are acutely aware of what is unfolding. It is stark.
        Right now, in the light of the communists inability to legally (illegally/unlawfully really) halt DJT’s reappearance in a couple of years, if not sooner, they now have no option but to totalitarianise the US and convert to communism at a breakneck speed. Obvious to me. Top gear to be engaged with nothing, not even morals, to stop them.

        Problem for the rest of the World is that Russia is now cosying up to China. Currently in joint manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean. Imagine those two taking on the US now? But with no backbone per current leadership. Who would we count on?

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      • StewGreen says:

        @Yep Doublethinker
        The tradition before was that YOU and the media respect the vote and get behind a sitting president.
        In 2016 they agreed Trump had won on votes
        but set out to build a narrative that he was an illegitimate president.

        Now that is partially a reaction to the hard way he played it, not being gentle on Hillary.

        In 2020 it was a different scenario
        It was not a case of clearly Biden won, Trump was right to raise doubts.
        And that’s the real Red-Pill World

        And as you say by building this circus the Dems built a Blue Pill narrative “Trump is Hitler he should never be allowed to stand”.
        The thing is that is totally at odds with their claim of reconciliation culture.

        It was a clear circus cos of the way the way they counted the deaths
        Right now only 1 death is attributed, to the demonstrators and that was the girl crushed
        Yet the media piled in ever heart attack to claim 5 deaths

        The police crowd control may have played a part in her death also.

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    • NCBBC says:

      The issue central to this is the massive election fraud that maintains that Biden won more votes then Donald Trump.

      Look at the massive rallies for Doand Trump, on the fields, stadia, boats. Then compare to the pathetic isolated half dozen at Biden rallies.

      The election stinks.

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  7. Sluff says:

    Not BBC but certainly in their political landscape.

    The next stage of the vaccination programme is underway.
    After the 65-69 age group the next priority is people aged 16-64 with ‘underlying conditions’.

    But wait. This group accounts for over 7 million people. The powers that be like to mix up UK and England data, but this seems to be about 20% of the total population of that age group.

    Doesn’t it strike you as astonishing that One in Five people are inherently so ill that they qualify for special treatment. That is a lot of dead weight for the rest of us to carry.. or is it a reflection of the amount of single interest pressure groups or job creation schemes for medics? Can so many have ingrowing toenails?

    Add to that some other groups on the list. The 15 million in the first four priority groups are, with a few exceptions, either retired or public sector health workers. The under 18s contribute little financially. No wonder the country is broke. There are so many interest groups taking out, however justifiably, and there is hardly anyone left who is paying in.
    And for those that are, the Left want to put up their taxes.
    Meanwhile we are borrowing over £200 bn a year.

    Pass the Valium.

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  8. Grumbler says:

    Mrs Grumbler made herself useful on Saturday night. She discovered we didn’t have to wait for any vaccine letter or text. If you are over 65 you can go directly to the NHS website and book a local test within hours.
    We booked 9pm on Saturday and had the jab 10am Sunday. Local pharmacy. Excellent service, and our second jab is booked at the same time.
    Was going to make a joke about her getting a small prick on Valentine’s Day, but it was too obvious…….I’ll get me coat….

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  9. Synchronised says:

    Sturgeon in big trouble but the beeb website struggling to find the space to give it the coverage it should be getting.

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  10. Foscari says:

    The BBC’S obsession with diversity knows no bounds.
    There is a Test Match going on In India between two
    sides . But so far as the BRITISH broadcasting corporation
    is concerned there is only one side in comment and
    picture presentation. And that’s India.
    If you scroll down on

    the commentary on the game you will find
    the views of Isa Guha, Eleanor Oldroyd and a text from
    Isabel Westbury. The ” positive” discrimination diversity
    lunatics at the BBC are in charge of the asylum.

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  11. taffman says:

    “Covid-19: Hotel quarantine to come into force in UK”

    One year too late.

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  12. taffman says:

    “Bill Gates: Solving Covid easy compared with climate”
    Will his new book go on sale in the US, China and India ?
    I would imagine it would become a best seller.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      t
      In two weeks the “Gates bestseller” will be available, at a reduced price, on Amazon UK.

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      • taffman says:

        With his money couldn’t he give it away free?

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      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        I look through my phone to see what exciting events in my life are scheduled for tomorrow.
        One of which is to establish the price of the Gates scientific masterpiece on the Amazon UK website.
        The book is released 16th Feb (tomorrow) on Amazon.
        Before release 30% off RRP (£20.00 > 14.09) for the Hardback edition.
        Before release ∞% off Amazon price (£25.99 > 0.00) for the Audiobook!
        The “buyer” must undergo a free Audiotrial with no obligation to purchase.

        Also available Amazon special special offer, the discounted Gates blockbuster is bundled with two non-selling masterpieces, one by David “the living fossil” Attenborough, the other by the Hawaiian from Kenya.

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    • Guest Who says:

      And as night follows day, the BBC close for Gates as the PR as News bolts unchecked. Moaning Emole… from a man of ethics. Apparently.

      ***

      Bill Gates on the challenge of tackling climate change

      Fifty-one billion and zero – the two numbers Bill Gates says you need to know about climate. Solving climate change would be “the most amazing thing humanity has ever done”, says the billionaire founder of Microsoft. By comparison, ending the pandemic is “very, very easy”, he claims. Mr Gates’s new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, is a guide to tackling global warming. Don’t underestimate the scale of the challenge, he told me when we spoke last week. “We’ve never made a transition like we’re talking about doing in the next 30 years. There is no precedent for this.” Fifty-one billion is how many tonnes of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere each year. Zero is where we need to get to.

      Read full story >

      Justin Rowlatt
      Chief environment corresponden

      ***
      When Justin Met Bill.

      Bottles rolling around the cafe table as Juzzy hits the G spot.

      That ‘we’ is thee and me. Juzzy and Bill are Lear class.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The book is being relentlessly advertised on TalkRadio
      followed by the government Covid Horror adverts.

      Now Radio4 is giving it 2x 15 adverts everyday
      ..as it’s their book of the week.

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  13. AsISeeIt says:

    What a waste

    Our old friend the free-at-the-point-of-access, yet heavily subsidised by government advertising, giveaway Metro paper has a frontpage “Coronovirus Crisis” logo almost as large as their “Metro” masthead.

    The combo is oddly remiscent of that old kid’s comic Whizzer & Chips.

    The ongoing concept was that the two comics were fierce rivals. A guest appearance by a character from one of the comic strips in the story of one in the other would be described as a “raid”, and the other comic would seek its revenge with a raid of its own the following week. Readers were encouraged to become either a “Whizz-Kid” or a “Chip-ite”, depending on which section they preferred. The joke played on kids was of course that Whizzer & Chips, for all their apparent differences, were in fact one and the same comic.

    The BBC online press lineup promotes Metro to top of the pile this morning on the reasonable basis that the headline most clearly projects the media message of the day – this damp grey Monday morning.

    There’s a large print 8-figure number which apparently isn’t the India batting score nor is it the NHS complaints telephone hotline number for when you’re having trouble getting an appointment to see your GP in our all-new corona-only health service.

    Early scans could find 70pc of cancers‘ (Telegraph) – good luck with that.

    Lung-scanning call. Doctors are calling for routine CT scanning of smokers and ex-smokers after NHS research found that it identified 70 per cent of lung cancers at an early stage‘ (Times) – an admission we may have put a few too many public health eggs into the one disease basket?

    On the contrary, glance at the Metro and here’s the government banging its own drum, blowing its own trumpet and tinkling upon its own ivories to the tune of 15 million odd vaccinations completed (sort of – they might require a booster) in the largest experimental drug early-stage testing scheme yet known to man.

    Reasons to be cheerful‘ – suggests the Metro, just as Ian Dury in the late 1970s used to list for us. The singer from the Blockheads also used to point us to the fact that ‘There ain’t half been some clever bastards’ – that’s a moot point. Adding in a suggestive mild form of masochism his request for another hit from the ‘Rhythm Stick’

    PM hails “a truly national effort” to conquer covid‘ – one senses a Churchillian qualification coming on… “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

    ‘Hancock: Now lets hit 32m jabs target‘ (Daily Express)

    The psychopathic Mumsnet pinup health minister there, who has comically been described as more Clark Kent than Superman. Presumably that’s how Mumsnet like ’em.

    The Daily Mirror has an exclusive: ‘Don’t come to work if your waist is more than 34in. Shock virus memo for DVLA staff

    What a waist

    Whilst the Telegraph has the story of a chap: ‘Fined for scattering leaves in the woods‘ – caught on CCTV (in the woods?!) he received a penalty of £150 for fly-tipping after sweeping up leaves from in front of his house and leaving them in a forest. His local council consider leaves to be classifiable as waste.

    What a waste

    Forgetting Matt Hancock, the Daily Star amusingly lampoons another very public couple with delusions of movie stardom grandeur: ‘Publicity-shy woman tells 7.67 bn people I’m pregnant‘ – this is Prince Pussy-Harried and Princess Netflix. The joke being the Royal pair are compared with a scene from a movie romcom: ‘Real: a totally normal couple doing normal things. Right, some actors doing some acting

    The Sun meanwhile are willing suckers for the romance of it all: ‘Harry and Meg baby No2… announcing the happy news on Valentine’s Day

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  14. Tabs says:

    Typical leftie BBC this morning:

    New York City : Man charged with deadly subway stabbings
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56065765
    Nice big photo of the knife used but not the suspect (who happens to be black).

    Meanwhile…

    Covid: Rabbi urges pause to ultra-Orthodox wedding parties
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56040572
    Plenty of photos and videos of Jewish breaking lockdown rules.

    What is it with the far left that have no love for Jews but love blacks regardless of their crimes?

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    • Deborah says:

      I have noticed that when the BBC is reporting incoming flights to U.K. airports re covid recently they always include a clip with an Orthodox Jew walking in the background. It has been happening too often to be chance.

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      • Foscari says:

        Yes Deborah- I have noticed it as well. It’s no coincidence.
        But you and I know why the BBC do this subliminal brand
        of repeated video clips.

        i

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      • Guest Who says:

        Maybe they could comp in a young Sally Field too?

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        • Scroblene says:

          The awful BBC used to have a ‘stock’ clip of blokes wearing foreign kit, like some sort of nightshirt, whenever they did a bit about prisons.

          Has anyone here, who bothers to watch the BBC, seen if they still do this?

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      • StewGreen says:

        @Deborah if you are keeping a count
        no one on Twitter is
        The last time someone mentioned
        – “Orthodox Jew ” airport
        was on Nov20th .
        – “Orthodox Jew” BBCNews .. was mentioned way back in June

        BBCwatch monitors the BBC for anti-Jewish bias.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      T
      Because the hard left have no hopes of fooling the highly intelligent Jews.
      Whereas they believe they can tell the Abbotts and Lammies any old bollox.
      Not only will they be believed but the converts will spout the nonsense ad libitum, ad nauseam, thereafter.
      Blacks are regarded as useful idiots, I wonder why.

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  15. The Mouse says:

    Woke up this morning to catch on the radio (4) a comment from the BBC interviewer saying UK had worst ‘numbers’ for both coronavirus and economy in the developed world. Hold on Belgium has more deaths per head of population and USA has more total deaths than UK due to Coronavirus. Maybe Belgium and USA are not part of the developed world. Belgium Lives Matter BBC! Can we have a fact check please BBC – no forget it, you have been untrustworthy for quite some time now.

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    • StewGreen says:

      How ?
      you see the Guardian chart, has a note at the bottom
      “shows countries with a population of greater than 20m”

      In other charts the UK is about joint 5th
      Deaths per million … Countries population
      1 Gibraltar 2,494 …. 33K
      2 San Marino 2,119 … 34K
      3 Belgium 1,864 … 11.6M
      4 Slovenia 1,788 … 2M
      5 UK 1,720 … 68M
      6 Czechia 1,702 … 11M
      7 Italy 1,549 … 60M

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Back in May the BBC fact checker wrote that it wasn’t possible to compare data between countries as there was no agreed methodology for determining if Covid was the cause of death. Perhaps the BBC should realise that the public isn’t as daft as they think when it comes to peddling their BBC lies.

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  16. Excartographer says:

    Good news / Bad news – BBBC local news 22.30 yesterday, opening piece was along the lines of “How fantastic that the NHS has completed over 15million vaccinations including Xmillion here in the West Country BUT, it’s not been so fantastic for everyone because of difficulty arranging a slot” then followed a piece about a very elderly lady with dementia etc who had to be taken from the safety of her home to a surgery etc etc etc – relentless negative ‘story telling’ managing to find 1 case in millions that wasn’t perfect. I gave up when the daughter was wheeled on to emphasise how terrible it all was and that “Something needs to be done”. – irredeemable

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    • Tabs says:

      The “Something needs to be done” quote is often used as a vehicle to allow the BBC staff back in the studio to debate suggestions across the newsroom table such as: universal basic income, more taxes, a Labour government, stopping Trump running for any office, more immigration etc.

      The BBC always finds something negative just to allow them to promote their socialist Utopia on to everyone.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Quite so, Tabs.

        And the whole sorry lot get paid enormous sums by the taxpayer for bringing misery and little talent to us all!

        Always ignore the BBC, they’re not even worth the brain-power.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Did the BBC say which union or Labour Front group the daughter works for ?
      .. that’s the normal pattern.

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  17. StewGreen says:

    9:45 R4 daily Book of the Week
    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
    Episode 1 of 5
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000s81w

    Ep 1 – 51 Billion to Zero
    Bill Gates sets out his far-reaching plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
    Read by William Hope

    He sets out the climate science simply and explores initiatives like wind power, which are already contributing to a reduction in greenhouse emissions,
    (ha ha)
    but he goes on to argue that these existing methods aren’t enough to eradicate the 51 billion tons emitted across the globe annually.
    So he then turns to innovations in technology to get us all the way to zero,
    from new processes for making steel and cement,
    to developing the science fundamental to creating plant and cell-based meats,
    and growing wheat and rice varieties capable of enduring a warmer planet.
    Lastly, he sets out a roadmap for governments and policymakers to adopt,
    to ensure that in every continent and country our precious planet remains inhabitable. *
    His ideas are authoritative, expansive and inspiring

    * Antarctica is of of course not habitable in our era anyway

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    • StewGreen says:

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    • G says:

      Interesting.

      Rough calculation (bit more than back of fag packet) puts the exhaled Co2 from humans (alone) at “0.9 kilograms of carbon dioxide for each day per human.”
      https://www.globe.gov/explore-science/scientists-blog/archived-posts/sciblog/index.html_p=183.html

      Estimated 7.8 Billion, worlds pop. in Jan 2021.
      Therefore, 7800000000 x 0.9 = 7020000000 kg. That’s 7,020,000 Tonnes daily.
      [I hope I’ve got enough zero’s and my arithmetic’s right !]

      What now Bill?…………………….

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Bill Gates, being Bill Gates, I’d be inclined to say “F*** Off Bill” every time he opens his big mouth, similar response to any Remoaners still griping on, Bliar, Campbell, Brown, Corbyn, Clinton et al.

        Don’t know why they (or the media) imagine we’re remotely interested in anything they have to say.

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      • JimS says:

        Their results, published in the British Medical Journal, reveal that 22 pounds (10 kg) of fat turns into 18.5 pounds (8.4 kg) of carbon dioxide, which is exhaled when we breathe, and 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg) of water, which we then excrete through our urine, tears, sweat and other bodily fluids.

        The results showed that in order to completely breakdown 22 pounds (10 kg) of human fat, we need to inhale 64 pounds (29 kg) of oxygen (and somewhere along the way, burn 94,000 calories). This reaction produces 62 pounds (28 kg) of CO2 and 24 pounds (11 kg) of water.

        [This Is Where Body Fat Ends Up]

        Eat to ‘Save the Planet’?

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    • Deborah says:

      Nothing is ever new. A motoring magazine from the 1920s had an article considering the possibility of motoring holidays in Antarctica as the ice there was melting. They were not anticipating a 100 year wait (and still waiting).

         12 likes

  18. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 Andrew Marr show
    Patricia Lockwood, Roisin Kiberd and Matthew Syed discuss the immersion of digital living and real life,

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  19. theisland says:

    Postal voting (opportunities for fraud) will feature big time in the upcoming local elections.

    The SNP has registered the website postalvote.scot, which redirects visitors to the party’s website and appears among the highest rankings for searches about how to register to vote without travelling to a polling station. Here.

    Then of course – there’s Labour.

    Given what has happened recently in the US you would think ‘journalists’ worth their salt would be highlighting and ‘investigating’ these things AND perhaps supporting voter ID. Of course, as the bBC tell us with absolute confidence – it is a fact there was no evidence of voter fraud in the US elections.

       56 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      #StopTheStealScot
      .. #StopTheStealUK

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    • Doublethinker says:

      But surely no one can be surprised that south Asians don’t bring south Asian voting practises and political corruption with them when they or their off spring move into politics in this country. I suppose the dumbo liberals think it yet another price worth paying as we descend into a shit hole.

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  20. Guest Who says:

    Not heard much from June or SurLenny lately.

    Odd, given BBC producer support.

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    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      “Uncle Tom Coonery” ??!!! This is a blatant mockery of an indigenous peoples’ sacred song. I call on my fellow Devonians to protest at this outrage against our oppression.

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  21. andyjsnape says:

    Amanda Holden ‘devastated’ at lockdown rule break
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56058923

    Got to love the wording “devastated”

    She is “devastated” because she got caught???

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  22. JohnC says:

    Just checking al Beeb and this caught my eye:
    China Mac: From attempted murder to leading a protest movement
    It’s all about anti-Asian racism in the USA. And as usual, they have promoted a violent thug to ‘victim’ status and suddenly he is a hero.
    It didn’t mention or picture ‘white racists’ at all so I thought I’d research a couple of their examples to see what they might be hiding.
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/stranger-socks-78-year-old-woman-in-head-in-2nd-random-nyc-elderly-attack-in-weeks/2486802/
    https://abc7news.com/video-elderly-asian-man-attacked-while-collecting-cans-in-san-francisco/5964588/
    Exactly as suspected. Suppression of any information which doesn’t suit the agenda. Absolutely disgusting – and they are getting worse. I’ve never seen the BBC accuse black people of racism.
    I still don’t understand why they do it. The only answer I can come up with is that they need to preserve the ‘victim’ status to use as a weapon against the Right.

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  23. Doobster78 says:

    Love it Martin 👍👍😄

       55 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Lammy is just too thick to realise the vote was entirely political. It was about as far from justice as you can ever get.

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    • richard D says:

      …. and the thick twat Lammy needs to understand what actually happened….Mr Trump was acqitted of any charges laid against him, which means he was adjudged as being not guilty.

      This ignoramus has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, and still doesn’t understand the concept of ‘innocent until proved guilty’. Jeez !

      His comments simply indicate the sort of tyranny we will be served up if Labour ever gets into power.

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    • Guest Who says:

      And yet a primary ‘go-to’ for #LabourSez at the BBC.

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    • Jeff says:

      At least, thick though he is, Lammy seems to have understood the basic arithmetic.

      Meanwhile Diane Abbott’s sitting there with a confused expression and an abacus…

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Joy at the Jabberworkey

    Matt Hancock is the sacrifical subject for the 8.10 a.m. interview but he is safe because Mishal is in her cage or is away torturing some poor souls in a cage. It’s all chaps today and Simon Jack who really doesn’t do the business as Business Editor gets to sit alongside JustRemainIn Webb.

    On a side note: when is Timmeh (as someone on here likes to call him) going to deal with the real slackers at the BBC? He has got old Part-time working quite hard, judging by her frequent Tweets that Guest puts up on here but Faisal Islam and Simon Jack are not a patch on Stephanie Flanders and Robert Peston for 1. turning up, and, 2. their work-rate while at the Beeb. Faisal and Simon are noticeable by their absence.

    Anyway, the only two difficulties that Matt Hancock had to deal with from Justin were a racist study that the racist BBC had done into part of our wonderful NHS in Leicester and found that the vaccine take-up was only by about one third (37%) of the employees many of whom were of BAME origin. Surprisingly there was no concerted attack by the BBC on social media, nor on a Conservative Government Minister. Hancock’s response, which I completely forget now it was that memorable, was accepted.

    Also accepted was Hancock’s explanation that there were no plans to have a ‘vaccine passport’ or ‘vaccine ID cards’ in the UK but that, obviously the UK cannot stop other nations introducing rules for tourists. Justin was satisified with the explanation – no interruptions, no repeated questions.

    And h H Hancock was h h happy with the target being met – no chance of accusations and criticism from the BBC – a h h happy hescape.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      How is whitee going to convince third worlders to take the free vaccine – with its 94% efficacious effect . Efficacious might be a problem word – in every way .

      Is it some form of darwinianism where those too thick to accept the benefit want to suffer the consequences ? Being a whitee I just don’t get it .

      Elsewhere on Twitter today an English chap ( 65 ) was reporting that he had his vaccine yesterday but his 90 year old dad still hadnot been invited for his jab – the punch line ?

      Dad lives in France ….😎….

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Sounds like you are not so much a whitee, Fed, but more Pink along with the efficacious Lily. The BBC were ever so anxious to tell us in June 2020 that the Covid-19 virus (plus any mutations at the time) was racist and specifically ignored whitee to infect BAME people. They tried to back this up with some fake study that eventually had to be withdrawn due to the overwhelming evidence on a well-known and now extremely famous cruise ship.

        As Dr Van Tam says: “The Covid virus doesn’t check skin colour before infecting a person and is blind to ethnicity and nationality.”

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  25. Scroblene says:

    As a passing thought, while taking out the ashes from the fire, I started to wonder if the BBC’s tame attack dogs – Crapita, get more successful in their taunts, greed, agression etc, than the normal blokes and gals who work for HMRC.

    I remember having sleepless nights when the tax inspectors were looking at my company’s returns, and also my own for that matter, because that is what they do, but Crapita seem to be above all this, and can harass the elderly unmercifully with no real justification, because it’s the awful BBC, who really are a mindless crowd of over-paid oafs.

    The laws regarding ‘proper’ taxes are written in stone, whether you like them or not and at least you have a choice when voting in a GE, but the BBC’c collection service is a vile assumption that they are worth the dreadful stuff they squirt out, and try and instruct citizens to cough up, despite being a very poor service.

    There’s no accountability at the BBC, they waste an enormous amount of money on stupid people’s views and also eye-watering money for pathetic warblers like Lineker, and despite their claim to be impartial, they take every opportunity to bash the normal, hard-working citizen who pays for their existence as well as having to put up with their nasty snide ‘news’, and rubbish programmes.

    The BBC isn’t a ‘service’, it’s an undermining bad influence on a lot of gullible citizens, who might even think they’re good at what they do in W1AA, and while I naturally feel sorry for someone who’s lonely, sick etc, there’s much more to life than hearing some spongey, weak ‘presenter’ saying much of nothing.

    I’d like to think that the demise of the BBC is decided well before the next GE, because a fabulous issue about the awful bunch that they are could well be a selling point for a decent government for normal, hard-working people!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Scrob
      They’ve taken to delivering their threatening letter late on Sunday evenings in my neck of the woods – one last night one about 3 weeks ago …
      …I’m wondering if the TVLicencing collector is closing in . ? I’m tempted – should the day come – to ‘engage ‘ but will apply self discipline – not open the front door and say ‘go away ‘ ….. if that …. they’ll persist of course but he / she is on a loser ….

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      • Scroblene says:

        You’re a shining example of what should be done, Fed!

        I said in a post some weeks ago, that while I despise almost everything the BBC stands for, I just cannot put Senora O’Blene through the incessant harassment we had from the banks during the Blair/Brown/Campbell ‘economy’ disaster. We hated any mail or visitors, and dreaded every envelope.

        I suppose I’m a bit cowardly in still paying the TV tax, but it at least gives me the pleasure of berating them tirelessly, while sticking to the rules.

        A Sunday delivery of an unwelcome threat from such awful people is a public insult, and shouldn’t be accepted anywhere – you have my sympathy for having to deal with such intrusion!

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        • Teddy Bear says:

          Scrob if you are getting letters from TVL while not paying them – simply write to TVL and tell them you have no further need of a licence and consider their conduct harassing and will report them if they don’t desist.
          You will get a reply that agrees.

          Been there – done that.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Teddy
            I disagree about having any communication with TVL at all . I much prefer them wasting money sending their letters to ‘the lawful occupier ‘ rather than mr fedup2 ….

            Many years ago I was in a position where I legally did not need a TVL – I wrote to TVL when I was worried by the -then style of letter and explained in very great detail about my circumstances and why I was exempted , they accepted this and left me alone for about 3 years .

            Then the ‘occupier letters’ started up and I just used them for bottom wiping . I think the letter rate is about 3 to 4 weeks ….

            I feel for anyone who feels – on moral grounds – that they do not want to pay the TVL but for family reasons cannot do it .

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            • Scroblene says:

              Thanks Fed, I assume that the secondary use of those letters was after a suitable period of ‘scrunching’, which we used to have to do with ‘Izal Germicide’ all those years ago…

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            • Teddy Bear says:

              Fed – I only want to make clear to those contemplating not paying TVL, whether legally or not (I was the latter) the rights they have. Crapita and TVL make it appear that they can do whatever they like and scare people into accepting their BS. Actually unless they have absolute proof that a person is watching live TV by being able to view it through a window from outside, they have no more rights than a door to door salesman – none.

              I like your reasoning not to even bother telling them to p*ss off.

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          • Scroblene says:

            Thank you Teddy.

            We’re really hoping that Her Maj and Phil can stay on longer, but when they have to leave, it’ll take a lot of viewing, and we want to be legal to see it and give them a proper send off. It sounds gruesome, but it’s the only live TV we’ll watch, especially not seeing the future crowning which will be a farce, showing a philandering prince and his old bird getting done.

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            • Teddy Bear says:

              Entirely your decision Scrob. I just wanted you to feel empowered should you decide otherwise as unfortunately too many are fearful of what rights they really have. I learned about all this from one of the original anti-TVL websites that used to operate. I’m glad to see others have started up – all with good information.

              I think many of us here are of an age where we are grateful to have known the world that we had, and feel sorry for those who must endure the one that is growing daily. I send you a virtual handshake.

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              • Scroblene says:

                Thank you, Teddy, and a virtual handshake comes in return!

                It’s a shame that it’s the only way these days, as meeting new clients etc., was my living years ago, and such an act was even more important!

                I preferred a big hug from the ladies though..

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      • markh says:

        You’re being a bit presumptuous there Fedup2 assigining a gender to the Crapita goon. According to the upcoming UK census (TV ad showing 90% non-white people but that’s another story) we will be asked whether we recognise our birth gender or want to be known as something else. How much madder can this world get? I will spoil my form accordingly.

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        • Scroblene says:

          Mark, you could consider the action of Fed’s regarding ‘scrunching’, before you return the form..;0)

          Can I suggest that they add a column saying ‘Are you a red-blooded hetero, loving, normal sexually-active citizen, or not’?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Scrobie, I have a high regard for the very professional (in the past, at least, things may now be rather different since mid-1997) folk at work at HMRC and could tell several stories to back that up. However, we are are warned not to give away too much personal information on ‘social media’ so you will have to take my word for it. I could also tell stories about Capita and the BBC but will withold them for the same reason. The latter two organisations will, of course, be getting a lucky escape!

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      • Scroblene says:

        Point taken, Sluff!

        I actually hold HMRC in high regard as they always played fair with me and my colleagues, and we finished our work with a clean slate – little money because of the Brown-induced financial disaster, but a happy heart at being rid of the whole shebang!

        I remember when Capita started, as they were just a services company, mainly involved in construction projects, until the ‘service’ element became more of a public nastiness, associated with the sort of stuff they do now.

        (We’ve been watching ‘The Darling Buds of May’ again, and Charley has just bought a brewery, so that’s what happens when you branch out from HMRC I suppose)!

        Wish I had…

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  26. G says:

    “Fifteen police tackle one man eating a crepe”

    Enjoy:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      G
      Nothing to do with bias but worthy of the thickest plod video of the week award
      There is now an offence of counting police in the execution of their duty .

      And the chap at the centre of that madness probably landed up in a police van once the cameras were gone …

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      • maxincony says:

        The police were there to stop people congregating after an anti-lockdown protest march in Oxford.

        But you knew that right? Because you’re not gullible enough to think it was just about someone eating a crepe?

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    • Jeff says:

      Meanwhile around the corner there are two kids knifing each other…

      Today’s plod make me think of some of the old Monty Python sketches, where they present us with the most unlikely scenarios. Hell’s Grannies was one of my favourites. A bunch of belligerent old women bullying their way along the pavement, shoving young men into the road and pushing prams off the pavement…

      Monty Python couldn’t get made today, we’ve long since passed the point of parody.

      There’s no point watching a Monty Python sketch.
      We’re living it…

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    • StewGreen says:

      Russel TD is the guy who rewrote the history of AIDS in his new drama series It’s A Sin
      which the media lovies love
      but the series ended up on Channel 4 , cos the BBC turned it down.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    OT, House Journal.

    Comments, so far… 🙂

       12 likes

  28. Beejay says:

    Perhaps mentioned before but why on news coverage is it mentioned by newsreaders the daily deaths who tested positive within the last 28 days,it clearly says on screen deaths for any reason who tested positive within 28 days,2 different things and also in the Marr show on Sunday morning he says NHS had reached its target but still behind Israel,this a country of under 9 million,UK has tested 15 million why not compare UK with rest of EU to see how great a nation we are,or is it more bias from BBC.
    Should be renamed ABBC…anti british broadcasting corporation.

       35 likes

  29. StewGreen says:

    Apple GB podcast download charts
    It’s For Apple only, so reflects the small sector of the community that have more money than sense
    But I’ll the sector that the BBC take notice off
    https://chartable.com/charts/itunes/gb-all-podcasts-podcasts

    EtoFgu3XMAA1zl9?format=jpg&name=small

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    • StewGreen says:

      A TalkRadio caller just said he heard a trailer for that first one Teach Me A Lesson
      saying it appeared to him to be a home schooling podcast for his 7 year old
      What aggrieved him was the title of today’s episode
      Philosophy : How To Win An Argument With RuPaul
      Greg James and Bella Mackie are taught how to win an argument using RuPaul and Aristotle.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p096tgrx

      .. He wasn’t please that BBC drag queens are being rammed down his 7 year old’s throat

      When I check I don’t see it aims itself at children
      Welcome to Teach Me A Lesson
      Greg and his wife Bella didn’t pay much attention at school.
      So they’re asking Britain’s most inspiring teachers to show them what they missed in this series of fascinating and fun lessons.
      Bad students of *all ages* are welcome”

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Some BBC droid called Russell T Davis – guess what the T stands for has an interview reported in the guardian saying that despite ‘a golden age of drama ‘ the game is up for the BBC ..
    I think this character write nonsense / queer propaganda stuff for Dr Who and other flogged to death BBC programmes …
    Nice that he realises the game is up. He also accuses the red Tory government of being nasty to the BBC … perhaps he is super sensitive but he obviously hasn’t seen what people on this site would like to do to his BBC ….

       36 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      See post posted by @GuestWho 4 posts above

         4 likes

    • JohnC says:

      He talks about it being a ‘golden age’ for TV.
      He’s correct : there are some very good TV programs these days.
      None of them from the BBC.
      I’m now certain people like him live their lives in a strange luvvie groupthink bubble and have no idea why the BBC is sinking.

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  31. andyjsnape says:

    How a joke ended up before Canada’s top court
    “reports” the beeb
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55959133

    Remember when we were kids and the bbc did comedy, guess the only thing left to do is to sit in a dark room!

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  32. StewGreen says:

    2:15pm R4 Drama seems to be a Windrush serial of 8 episodes
    “It’s 1948, and two years since Clement and Gloria rescued an abandoned child in Tilbury Dock, and completed their unusual family.
    Now, they pursue their separate lives until their daughter Joy forces them to admit what is most valuable to them.”

    (The couple are played by black actors)

       11 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The neighbour has just seen their child
      “what an adorable little monkey”
      which to beeboids is a smelling salts term, even tho white people call their own children “monkeys” all the time.

      .. The plot maybe more complex, cos that neighbour character has just kindly offered to bring some free medicine.
      The man is trying to get upgraded from lecturer to professor, and is referred to as “coloured”
      just been told that “now is not the time for the first coloured professor”

         14 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        The claim there were only white professors until 1948 is untrue
        “Dadabhai Naoroji became the first Indian professor of mathematics and natural philosophy.
        He first came to England in 1855 went on to become Professor of Gujerati and a life governor at University College, London”

        He became the first non-white MP in 1892

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        • Up2snuff says:

          There is statue or head and shoulders bust ‘in Memoriam’ outside the old Islington Town Hall in Rosebery Avenue, Stew. I wonder if it will survive Sadiq Khan’s Review Panel?

             14 likes

  33. StewGreen says:

    Back on Jan 8th Trump-Basher Boulton found a good old Democrat on
    but then found he didn’t toe the anti-Trump narrative
    so appears to be trying to cut off the interview
    ..full 8 minute version

       27 likes

  34. Fedup2 says:

    Is boulton still in DC ? Maybe he wants to incite another trial or incite his expenses to enlarge ..

    They just wont let go . They need someone new to hate …

       18 likes

  35. s.trubble says:

    bBC BIAS prime example

    THE SNP….now if a Conservative Govt. had presided over the “clusterf**k that is engulfing this operation and the country the bBC would be camped 24/7 pumping out each daily episode…..but not in Scotland.

    Here is a devolution experiment initiated by papal knight Blair
    and his cool Brittania which has morphed into an almost totalitarian state.

    The Lord Advocate has a seat in the SNP Cabinet
    They have centralised the Police with many seeing political control of a once proud force.
    The Crown Office has had to publicly apologise for launching a malicious prosecution….

    and to top it all the bBC gives wee Burney a daily slot to pour out her pernicious propaganda.

    This country stinks at the moment like rotten fish and bBC Scotland in right in amongst it.

       38 likes

  36. StewGreen says:

    13 February : Mike Graham tweeted mAdman Boulton
    .. Boulton instantly blocked him

       17 likes

  37. Beltane says:

    Not for one moment that the BBC would want to seek out any negative aspects of the Covid-19 vaccination program, but they do feel compelled to point out that fully one third of social care staff have not yet been jabbed.
    What they fail to add is that a significant proportion have been told that the prick can cause pregnancy while others believe that an injection of pig’s pancreatic tissue will deny entry to paradise. The remainder think that accepting the vaccine will force them to speak English, something that they have successfully resisted for many years.

       31 likes

  38. StewGreen says:

    Main part of the Trump statement

    “It is a sad commentary on our times
    that one political party in America is given a free pass to
    denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement,
    cheer mobs, excuse rioters,
    and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance.

    And persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress
    all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree

    I always have and always will,
    be a champion for the unwavering rule of law,
    the heroes of law enforcement
    and the right of Americans
    to peacefully and honourably debate the issues of the day
    without malice and WITHOUT HATE. ”

    “This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country….”

    “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,”
    “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people..
    There has never been anything like it!”

       34 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      I was doing a mental ‘compare and contrast ‘ between the treatment Richard Nixon got from the press compared to Donald Trump . I guess the biggest difference was that mr trump was ‘odd’ in that he was not a career politician and never pretended to be one …

      I think the weirdest thing is how ‘the swamp ‘ just cannot move on . Surely from their point of view it would be best to erase the memory of mr Trump from the collective public memory –

      But perhaps what the swamp did to Mr Trump will / can never be forgotten …

         18 likes

  39. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – BBC presenters are obviously desperate to get away but awkward scientists say no.

    The Montacutie was dying for a pint this lunchtime while other Beeboids want to visit their holiday villas abroad without let or hindrance*. Unfortunately the Producers and Porgramme Editors insist on inviting onto BBC R4 N&CA programmes like TWatO the vaguely scientific sort of scientists who keep saying “It’s too early to tell.” and “We cannot be certain.”

    I’m afraid that is real life all over, lads and lasses – uncertain.

    Then the Montacutie makes the mistake of mentioning Covid variants – viruses mutate, who knew? – and the serious voices offering nothing but caution and lockdown and restrictions start all over again. The Schadenfreude returns big-time this week with the BBC not sure which way to jump – in favour or against lockdown, hurting the kids, the disadvantaged, the economy and Beeboids desperate for a drink or a trip for an early Spring break on or near the Mediterranean …. or both.

    * ‘Without let or hindrance’ I am told is a legal term. Thanks, Rumpole.

       14 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      I get the feeling that once the weather improves a bit and spring arrives the current lockdown will come to an end – whatever the government says .

      This view is based on what I saw today having been required by my local council to break lockdown – there were traffic jams and a lot of people about – on a nice – ish too early Spring day –
      So princess nut nuts spouse will announce something on the 22nd about the beginning of the end of the lockdown whatever the Chinese virus situation …my opinion only ..

         9 likes

  40. davylars says:

    • Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost….

    • Two articles about the current cold weather storm in Texas

    First from Watts Up With That? (This morning)

    The world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change

    • Winter storm could bring rotating power outages to North Texas through Tuesday
    • 9 hours ago Charles Rotter 86 Comments

    Demand is one of the issues facing the power grid, but the cold is causing other problems, too. Electric generators are vying for natural gas as people turn to that fuel for heating. Icy conditions also knocked out almost half of the state’s wind power generation capacity as wind turbines froze across the state,
    .
    .
    .

    Second from Fox News (Now)

    • TEXAS. Published 3 hours agoLast Update 1 hour ago

    Texas winter storm leaves 2M without power amid frigid temperatures
    Temperatures plunge below zero in some Texas towns as flights delayed, canceled

    An unusually harsh winter storm in Texas has left more than 2.5 million customers without power in the state amid dangerously low temperatures.

    .
    .
    “Now there’s a surprise Roger… We never saw that coming….”

       21 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Meanwhile Bill Gates insists we must get to Carbon Net Zero by mid-century or old people like him will live longer! The Care Homes and gated communities of the elderly will be prioritised hopefully by the State authorities or the death toll will be similar to Covid, won’t it Bill?

         7 likes

      • theisland says:

        https://summit.news/2021/02/15/bill-gates-lauded-as-man-to-save-the-world/

        “Billionaire wants zero carbon emissions even as he buys up huge amounts of land.”
        “Gates is now the biggest owner of farmland in America, according to a Forbes report.”

        Robert F. Kennedy Jr. … wrote a comprehensive report accusing Gates of engaging in neo-feudalism. Kennedy warns that, “To cloak his dystopian plans for humanity in benign intentions, Gates has expropriated the rhetoric of “sustainability,” “biodiversity,” “good stewardship” and “climate.” He also accused Gates of attempting to monopolise and dominate global food production, labeling it “a dark form of philanthrocapitalism based on biopiracy and corporate biopiracy.”

        Kennedy was subsequently banned by Instagram after his report was published.

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  41. StewGreen says:

    2020 All Creatures Great and Small, Behind The Scenes Set Tour

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  42. taffman says:

    Will we get another ‘Simon Says’ from Bo Jo today ?
    Hands, Knees and ……

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  43. Tabs says:

    Caroline Flack: ‘Her life was so full of love and laughter’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56069852

    No mention of domestic violence, police or boyfriend.

    We can always rely on the BBC to gloss over facts when it suits.

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  44. taffman says:

    “Covid: Third of social care staff still not vaccinated, Matt Hancock says”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56065986
    Who and why ?

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  45. StewGreen says:

    What is the main problem with gangs sexually enslaving 13, 14, 15, 16 year olds ?

    The libmob establishment answers

    Keighley MP warns failure to stop grooming gangs will feed *far-Right extremists*

    Tory Robbie Moore The Keighley MP raised his concerns in a Parliamentary debate last week which was brought about to consider the two e-petitions including one entitled
    ‘We the British People Request a Public Inquiry into Grooming Gangs’.

    so let us call this problem out for what it is: predominantly a small minority of largely Muslim men in West Yorkshire – including, I am sad to say, in Keighley – have been sexually exploiting young children for far too long.

    “The Muslim community are quite rightly outraged at the entire community being branded with the same accusation. It is not fair and it is deeply offensive.”

    “In the 2005 general election, on the back of these very issues, the British National Party made my constituency of Keighley their No. 1 target seat.

    “It was a campaign that damaged race relations and caused huge upset and hurt.

    “The people of Keighley, quite rightly, rejected the BNP’s *nonsense*,
    but if we do not tackle this issue with urgency,
    we run the risk that *others will try to take advantage of it*.

    https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/local-news/keighley-mp-warns-failure-stop-19825155

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    • StewGreen says:

      the minister Victoria Atkins
      : “Officials have looked at this,
      but because there is *no specific category of group-based sexual abuse*,
      such offences cannot be isolated.”

      WTF Everyone in the town marketplace can see there is a difference between one off rapes, and actively trading child sex slaves.

      She did add “we want to correct that in the future”

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  46. Beltane says:

    BBC Coronavirus Update: Continuing the negative theme, BBC feel compelled to give SNP Medical spokeswoman the lengthy opportunity for unchallenged and unsubstantiated anti-English, pro-EU stream of bile, childish spite and misinformation. One particular gem being that our selfish mass purchasing has driven the price up.
    A tour-de-force. Scotland must be so proud.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Beltane – caught the end of that – presumably this wicked character wants Jonny foreigner vaccinated before her own people / voters / taxpayers ….
      Such a view tempts the god of fate and – of course – the grim reaper …

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  48. StewGreen says:

    India’s Greta has been arrested
    She is 22..many press call her 21

    Environmental activist Disha Ravi has been remanded to Delhi police’s custody
    The police have alleged Ravi had a role in editing a “toolkit” aimed at helping farmers
    in their ongoing protests against the Indian government.
    The document was first shared by fellow Fridays for Future co-founder Greta Thunberg.
    Further investigations will be made while Ravi is held in custody.

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  49. Garry Lavin says:

    I’m having trouble trying not to sound cynical and too bitter these days.

    One of my LinkedIn contacts was a BBC new technology manager thingy. He put up a post about an opening for a Head of Sustainability at the BBC.
    Now…..for decades I’ve always taught design and fabrication etc with sustainability in mind. It’s good husbandry of resources.

    I replied to him….’shouldn’t you just be making good programmes?’
    I assumed he realised that their figures were dropping and that the ethos should be shifting away from top heavy bureaucracy. The number of levels programme makers now have to consult is beyond belief.
    I genuinely meant it for the best reasons.

    But no…..he’s now ‘unfriended’ me. Snowflake?

    I thought that such media was about discussion?! It seems like I’m not with the program about such media being used by them simply for self glorification?!!

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ha @Garry you got cancelled for the wrongthink of daring to challenge GreenDream Religion

      “Head of Sustainability ”
      I see it in a list of jobs
      All the other jobs are PR jobs, which is what the agency specialises in.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Manchester Uni just tweeted
        Our new Head of Environmental Sustainability, Mr Smith

        Richard is Head of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Manchester
        and was formerly Sustainability Manager at the BBC.
        He is an IEMA Fellow and member of IEMA’s Climate Change and Energy network.
        Prior to moving into sustainability he was a BBC correspondent. Richard is passionate about fighting climate change and improving wellbeing.

        China has State Run Media
        Britain is a Media Run State

        He implores
        “COP26 must succeed if we are to beat climate change. Our profession is uniquely placed to foster an ambitious COP because we turn theory into practice on the ground.”
        https://www.iema.net/resources/blog/2021/01/26/inform-inspire-challenge-contribute-the-sustainability-professions-role-in-the-year-of-co26

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        • Garry Lavin says:

          Ha. ‘He was a bbc correspondent ‘.

          When I was a student, I was around the people who went on to shape the original eco movement….and i abhorred pollution, waste and defiling the countryside.
          I worked around ‘Design for the Real World’.
          We designed using new insulation methods and heat recycling considerations.
          Along with a colleague, we introduced the first giant office recycling bins….the concept is now worldwide.

          I’ve recently made super heat efficient, earthquake proof buildings etc.
          But I don’t subscribe to the current ‘religion’.

          But what do I know…..compared to a…correspondent?!

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        • tomo says:

          phew ….

          I hadn’t appreciated that there were now “sustainability professionals” with their own “B Ark” bridge crew accreditation organisation.

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      • Garry Lavin says:

        Quite. Lots of diversity…but not of thought.

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    • tomo says:

      Spending some time around media – I see one has to be a bit furtive about voicing any independent thoughts… – there are plenty of passengers on the gravy train that feel threatened by something that isn’t prescribed.

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