Midweek Thread 17th February 2021

The BBC has decided that the mental health of young people is in jeopardy – if they are exposed to the sort of stuff the Far Left Biased BBC puts out is it any surprise ? The constant negativity about the collective plight of our country can’t be any help in reducing the stress of staying indoors . Further – where is the humour ? Where is the fun ? Repeated (green) stories of the End of The World targeted at the Young just won’t help.

any way – for believers -today is the beginning of Lent and Hope .

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444 Responses to Midweek Thread 17th February 2021

  1. StewGreen says:

    Quarantine hunger strike guy
    He says sure I only changed plane in Spain, but I was tested negative
    whereas other people on the same plane had also come in from other parts of the world and they were allowed to walk out out of Heathrow no problem.
    “Anthony Pium, 30, from Leyton, East London, was involved in an angry confrontation with security guards as he tried to force his way out of the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel ‘to get some fresh air’.”

    “They’re trying to serve me processed food which I don’t eat. ”
    ‘Somebody cut up a chicken tikka salad which did not look like a chicken tikka salad and I refused to eat it. I am on hunger strike. I won’t touch any of the food they give me. They have to let me out of here.



    • StewGreen says:

      That’s about a 10 page article

      Mohammed Mostafa, 42, from East London, who has high blood pressure and diabetes, said he needed a paramedic on Monday night after being bussed over to the hotel from Heathrow.

      He flew from Bangladesh via Dubai and Frankfurt and said: ‘This is a horror story. Now I’m here it feels like a prison. They are treating us like animals – I had to fight so hard to get a breath of fresh air outside.’


    • Up2snuff says:

      Do the windows in a Radisson Blu Edwardian(!) room not open?


  2. Foscari says:

    Before anybody asks me why i was watching it. I was in
    the kitchen washing and drying my springer spaniel Mimi
    after a walk in the mud. The television was on and in
    background I could hear this news reader on the
    BBC interviewing a number of royal correspondents about
    the Queen, all but sacking Harry + Meghan from the Royal
    family . Anyway so far as royal duties were concerned.
    The reporters were nearly 100% understanding to the
    Queens predicament. For a start her 99year old husband is in hospital , and we don’t know how sick he is. And the now, two
    ex royals were selling their souls to all comers.
    BUT our news presenter was not having it. Us indigenous
    WHITE racist Anglo Saxons were responsible for Meghan
    and Harry leaving our shores and going to humble surroundings
    in the USA to live an ordinary life. Whatever her guests
    suggested, the BBC news presenter kept on coming down on
    the side of the poor couple. Even suggesting that the Queens
    actions could put our monarchy into doubt. However it’s
    very naive of me to think that the BBC would not think in
    this manner. You see the presenter, told us . And I will
    reiterate . The white Anglo Saxons could not tolerate
    “inclusiveness” in the royal family.


    • Despairada says:

      It’s meaningless unless their ‘Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ titles are removed. As long as she can call herself Duchess, that’s her Meganbucks ticket.


  3. BRISSLES says:

    From a woman’s point of view, then honestly ? would Meghan really have picked Harry if he had been a runner on her film set, or the bloke who drove a van delivery flowers ? Of course not. He’s not the sharpest tool in the box, and he is certainly down the list where looks are concerned (almost looking like an old man from the rear).
    Nope, she’s got the title which has opened doors for her, and once the millions are in the bank, her kids have their future secured, then watch the cracks start to appear.


    • Deborah says:

      I gave the marriage 5 years at the start and think I won’t be far wrong. A rubbish gossip channel I watch on YouTube suggests they are already living apart and a new man has been installed.


  4. Foscari says:

    Wilfried Zaha the great black Crystal Palace player has
    said it is degrading taking the knee. I am amazed that the
    BBC have not cancelled him, instead of printing his
    views on the subjugation. Of course the converse of
    this is that after a long winning run Brentford stopped
    the anarchist Marxist BLM signature tune , and have
    lost two matches on the trot!


    • StewGreen says:

      Taking the knee “It’s a charade .. that means nothing”

      It’s significant cos their was a rumpus over him receiving hurty messages
      The libmob wanted the sender locked up + key thrown away

      It turned out to be a 12 year old child

      YouTube version of same clip

      Interesting Ian stands up to Barnes in a way that Barnes
      who is doing whataboutery about Glasgow
      Something that a BBC presenter would not.


      • StewGreen says:

        CCBGB for Barnes after his chip on shoulder speech
        .. Among them the Coconut Cabbie


      • Fedup2 says:

        Funny that barnsy doesn’t mention that coloured yoof kill other coloured kids on a weekly basis . If it was whitee yoof doing the killing we’d never hear the end of it ( see promising student killed in sarf London 26? Years ago :;;)


  5. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Well, I watched it (QT)
    To save you the time here’s what went on.

    First questions on covid. Briefly, lockdown should end when nobody ever dies of anything. All these new variants and one of them might be dangerous so to be on the safe side keep locked down. The vaccines might not work but lockdown does.

    Then, free speech in schools and yooni’s
    The predominantly left ‘specially chosen audience’ and panel all felt any action on this wasn’t needed. They saw no problem which shows they support the left closing down anything they don’t agree with.

    The last question was poo poo’d by all, being about Harry and Meg as nobody was interested.

    The Labour child politician saw everything as racist and spent the rest of her time virtue signalling and blaming everything on the Tories.

    Fiona actually didn’t interrupt the Tory on the show as much as she usually interrupts any non lefty.

    The ‘audience’ clapping when the education mp (Williamson) kept being bad mouthed.

    On a positive note, no snp politicians whingeing away on this show.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thank you for your service – I’m sorry to have missed Layla Moran , a suspect Tory , a tick box coloured person and other lightweights .


    • Up2snuff says:

      Er, I’ve just raised enough courage to listen to Any Questions on R4 with Anita Anand in the chair, Emmanuel. It was about the third time in four weeks. Oh dear, I must get a grip!

      There was an SNP whinger plus a Welsh one – Shadow Home Sec. – as well.


  6. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Parler is working again.

    You need to follow their instructions to reset it.


  7. Fedup2 says:

    The tragic new about the Royal Family will surely occupy the MSM for coming days . He had a long time on public duties across a wide are of our lives .

    But no longer is he with us . And his sense of humour and charm will be hard to replace . Clearly the Royal Family is racist because Poor Harry married a coloured girl who was in ‘suits ‘….
    ….the Duke of Edinburgh is still alive and seems not to have caught covid yet as an ‘in patient ‘.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      He’s been vaccinated (him and his Missus)
      They can’t use him on their death numbers if he pops his clogs.
      I hope he doesn’t as I like his sense of humour.
      I must admit, my first thought when hearing he was going into hospital was about him catching covid before I then heard he’d been done.

      By the way, when typing a comment you used to get the comment in a sort of preview (not Andre) below it but it doesn’t appear now.
      No big deal as the comment still works, just different.


      • Fedup2 says:

        EG – I’m not really interested in Royal stuff but it is an expensive distraction from real life and one of the barriers to a meritocracy ( which can never really happen ) .. yet …

        …. the Harry and coloured girl thing really is mad soap opera – no publicity – except for continuous acts which gets them publicity and money ….


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  9. Guest Who says:

    Hope my MP is paying attention.

    Politics of the least bad means if they are a credible option on a broad front, I go with whoever ditches the single most powerful election propagandist the country is cursed with.


  10. Fedup2 says:

    BBC news carried 20 minutes uninterrupted of the `false US President reading from an autocue – he only misread it a few times … he even managed a Freudian slip with a line about Russia being more corrupt than the west ..

    I just can’t imagine him in a real press conference ….


  11. The WestWyvern says:

    A number of agencies are reporting that Sunak will be announcing an extension of the furlough scheme well into the summer as part of his budget next week.

    This is being done to align with the outgoing PM (Doris) and his (not unlocking) lockdown speech on Monday.

    It appears Johnson, HandCock and the cabal of leftish scientist wish to keep the public under house arrest and enforce restrictions for a lot longer yet. I hope the 70 MPs who wrote a strongly worded letter last week will be making more noise shortly, but I doubt it from the cowardly useless incompetent tories.

    Meanwhile the sweet FA have obtained clearance for their team to travel to Albania or somewhere for a meaningless game of fuss ball.

    Still think it’s about a virus?


    • Fedup2 says:

      West – I’ve been out shopping in NE London – the traffic is starting to resemble a ‘normal’ Friday … there are plenty of people about .

      As the weather warms and the days lengthen I think they can kiss goodbye to their lockdown ….


  12. tomo says:

    Are the BBC messing with archive.org? or is The Wayback Machine hiccuping all on its own?

    They are (for me at anyrate) limiting captures to 10 a day (I might do 1 a week…) – and searching bbc.co.uk is really messed up…

    I see that the climate justice warriors have got an uncredited video up on the USA & Canada page spouting the usual bollocks – which as usual has been subjected to some examination by Paul Homewood

    – and quelle surprise – mendacious bullshit from the anonymous producers…

    Anybody with a VPN care to check what the Yanks are being served up and if that poisonous tosh is being presented as a main course?


  13. Guest Who says:

    To you… just £5,000,000,000.

    Per year.

    BBC News

    His surname helped his family escape prejudice. So why has BBC presenter Ben Boulos made the change?


  14. Sluff says:

    BBC London headlines for the 1830 bulletin.

    ‘In an exclusive report we hear about asylum seekers being mistreated in a London hotel’

    Good to see the BBC’s priorities bear no relation whatever to those of the massive majority of residents. Except perhaps in certain vibrant locations.


  15. StewGreen says:

    ITV local new
    perfunctory mention of the Turbine sale factory expansion
    then big item on the Census.


  16. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV

    8pm C5 Devon Coastal Walk with Kate Humble – recommended
    9pm BBC2 History in Crete

    Then a load of progs with our lefty mates.
    8:25pm BBC Stan and Ollie the 2018 Steve Coogan film.

    10:45pm Graham Norton show : Gordon Ramsay plugging his new BBC quiz show

    Channel4 9pm Lefty Russel T Davies drama


    • JohnC says:

      Much as I now dislike Coogan since I discovered what a twat he is in real life (note to ego-driven comics : never do documentaries about yourself), Stan and Ollie is a great film.
      One of the very few I’ve enjoyed in recent years.


  17. Guest Who says:

    Lurch knows what is good.


  18. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news .. green stories

    #1 Drax corp fined £2m in the US over pollution from it’s woodchip plant

    #2 Lincolnshire Council has decided no more planning permission for onshore wind
    Context not mentioned
    No one asks anyway, cos the subsidies aren’t big enough.

    #3 Hull Turbine blade factory expansion
    brief interview with councillor.


  19. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    The replacement for Morven Christie in The Bay is…….. wait for it …………. a diverse wimmin.


  20. Guest Who says:



  21. StewGreen says:

    9pm Radio4 show about the Salman Rushdie issue 1979 to 1999
    The page has this note
    ‘Salman Rushdie radicalised my generation’
    Mobeen Azhar on how the Rushdie fatwa pushed many British Muslims towards political Islam

    . The series explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    The series was on everyday last year for 2 weeks
    Tonight it’s the repeat of the second omnibus version.
    Here’s his promo tweet


  22. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Bill Gates down one place today.
    Now #9 In Amazon Best Sellers.

    PS, On Amazon Prime they have every anti Trump film of which a record exists.


    • digg says:

      Soon to be seen alongside Richard Osman’s book in a charity shop which I have already witnessed….


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Doesn’t happen often – but a cut and paste from the Guardian ….
    Seems like the BBC is on the receiving end after forgetting that the religion of peace gets ‘special treatment ‘ and not the standard bullying interview style so loved of beeboid s..

    The director general of the BBC, Tim Davie, has endorsed a statement from Woman’s Hour that says the programme will “reflect” on concerns raised by an Emma Barnett interview with Zara Mohammed, the first woman to lead the Muslim Council of Britain.

    This week 200 people, including more than 100 public figures such as the Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi, the Labour MPs Diane Abbott and Naz Shah, and the comedian Deborah Frances-White, signed an open letter to the BBC criticising the “strikingly hostile” interview with Mohammed on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

    The letter, organised by the writers Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Mariam Khan, called on the BBC to diversify its editorial and production team and better engage with Britain’s Muslims. It claimed that the line of questioning in Mohammed’s interview reinforced “damaging and prejudicial tropes” about Islam and Muslim women.

    In response to the letter, Davie said: “As an employer and a broadcaster paid for by the public, we have a duty to reflect the whole of the UK in our staff and within our programmes.”

    He added: “You are correct, across the BBC, representation of Muslims within our staff is lower than the national average but it is not as low as you suggest.” Just over 2.5% of the BBC workforce had identified as Muslim, he said: “I want to assure you that improving the representation of our staff is a key priority for me and my executive team. We have more work to do but we are determined to get there.”

    In response to his comments, Abdel-Magied and Khan said: “It is frustrating that the BBC is using statistics regarding Muslim employees for the whole of the corporation, as opposed to what we highlighted specifically at BBC Studios TV and radio production. This includes the production of Woman’s Hour. Muslim representation in this crucial area of programming is negligible and requires urgent addressing both at staff and leadership levels.

    “It is also unfortunate that they have failed to engage with the specifics of our concerns over the content of the interview. However, we look forward to discussing these issues further and welcome a constructive conversation with both the director general and senior executives at the BBC about these important issues.”

    They point to the BBC’s annual report that has an asterisk for its proportion of staff in BBC Studios (TV and radio production) who identify as Muslim because the figure is below sample size.

    Davie’s response to their open letter included a statement by Woman’s Hour, which said: “While we appreciate that people can sometimes have very differing responses to our live interviews and discussions, we believe it was legitimate for the programme to seek to explore some of the issues facing Muslims in the UK.”

    The statement added: “Woman’s Hour, however, has always been a programme that listens to feedback and learns from the responses we receive; we will reflect on the issues and concerns you raise in this open letter.”

    Davie said he agreed with the response and invited the organisersof the open letter to meet senior colleagues at the BBC to talk about the points they had raised.ENDS

    Lucky she didn’t mention paki rape gangs or imams fiddling with kids or inbreeding or genital mutilation or organised fraud or voting fraud or refusing the vaccine or honour killings or …or…Islamic terrorism


  24. digg says:

    Lying and false witness is an accepted and totally allowed tactic by Muslims against any other sect and especially Christians. It’s in the Koran, It is part of who they are and what they want to achieve which is dominance by any means and whatever cost.

    The current woke agenda plays right into their hands.


  25. Guest Who says:

    Uh huh.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Let’s ring the Helga running the ReichEU and tell them we want to come back because of the zoos .

      Or stick the animal in one of those ‘one way ‘ dinghies and send it across the channel ..

      I prefer the EU fraud story about Southern European statelets importing North African stuff – badging it as “product of the EU and getting subsidies “… no wonder it’s going broke …


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Guest Who.
      I had to put this on when I saw your post about breeding cats.



    • taffman says:

      \\Twycross Zoo conservation ‘halted by lack of Brexit forms’//
      They really are scraping the Ant Brexit barrel now.


  26. Guest Who says:

    Luckily the new President is noted by media for his consistent originality.


  27. StewGreen says:

    Beeboids may or may not read this forum
    but I see they have edited the blurb to removed their claim that fascism is at the centre of British culture
    on the page about the Radio4 series called “Britain’s Fascist Thread”

    is used to read
    “Fascism is not an alien import but a central and on-going part of the British story.”

    It has now been stealth edited to remove this controversial phrase. Before & then pic .. another


  28. StewGreen says:

    Agenda pushing & BAME, tickboxing #WokeSupremacist progs
    on Radio 4 today Friday 19th Feb



    • StewGreen says:

      I should say that the R4 drama a two parter
      yesterday & today , was quite good.
      It’s a traditional Russian play about two lads who con a guy into believing one’s his long lost son, merely so they don’t have to sleep in the snow.
      I guess the strength of the story is the main thing.


  29. The WestWyvern says:

    HandCock/HMG found guilty of awarding Covid PPE supply contracts without following process/transparency rules.

    Anything on AntiBeeb?

    I suspect it’s a good evening for the Government to bury bad news behind the Sparkly Markle and Harry the half blood Prince stories….


  30. Guest Who says:

    Eloquence in brevity.

    And yet, BBC producers of ideology still seem addicted to both.


  31. StewGreen says: