Midweek Thread 24th March 2021

As the Far Left anti British BBC asks for more money – the forthcoming New TV station will give an ideal indication of as to the trust( or lack of it ) the public have in BBC content . The sooner this compulsory funded monopoly is challenged and broken – the better .

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494 Responses to Midweek Thread 24th March 2021

  1. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently my MP has upset the Chinese so much that they are applying sanctions to him . All restaurants are being withdrawn from Chingford and a nuclear missile has been set on grid ref 538591, 194294. ( welcome the check it out ) …


  2. Tabs says:

    There are currently 27 open Have You Says on the BBC websites. 14 of those are about Covid, 7 are about Brexit or the economy.

    A refreshing change will be the upcoming Have Your Say about the teacher suspended for the Mohammed cartoon news.

    Anyone know what time that will be open for comments?


  3. StewGreen says:

    11am Another radio4 prog claiming to debunk conspiracy theories
    .. today part 3
    I expect the series actually pushes conspiracies
    I started to listen .. he’s talking about a contemporary drama about a liberal president.. then the next moment is saying “but at the time the HARD RIGHT were asking for”
    … hang on is he talking about the drama still or the real world ?
    cos I can’t tell ..so I check the tweet to R4

    This just came up : On Wednesday Sangita Myska ran a prog “Future Proofing Our Schools”
    .. it seemed really wish washy dreamy ideas
    .. schools with no classes or teachers etc.

    Now she just put out this protest tweet

    What I see is professional teachers criticising her prog
    and her responding by belittling them
    eg Oh dear. And this is how you treat debate in your class.
    And you call yourself a teacher?


    • StewGreen says:

      Long thread by a critic

      An education researcher put out a very critical blogpost


    • Fedup2 says:

      Such a great moral height to be on ….

      I bet she is still dining out on being ‘shouted at ‘ during a street report …


      • StewGreen says:

        He’s joking he knows the Leicester one was Sima Kotecha

        11 May 2020 “BBC reporter suffers racist abuse in Leicester street”
        Despite the BBC accusation that was not in the initial complaint, but that was added later .. it was never proved in court
        Rather the guy was punished by bail conditions and preliminary court cases, before it was apparently dropped


  4. Fedup2 says:

    I might have misled readers . I said Thd false president did ok at the press conference . The DT reports that ALL questions were submitted a day before the press conference and that Biden read the answers from ‘cue ‘ cards – which he even managed to screw up .

    The sequence was also ‘preset’ – so it wasn’t a press conference at all ….. knowing this – he was awful ….

    No wonder the BBC has not reported on it much – his only public live outing since stealing the White House .I can’t believe the Americans haven’t burnt it down


    • Old Goat says:

      It was a ruddy disgrace. Waffling for over an hour, softball, pre-advised questions from some of the press, (others, like Fox were ignored) no come back on his “answers”, and frequent forays into fantasy land.

      As you say, how the American people can watch this drivel, and do nothing, is beyond me – especially when you compare his lacklustre, wishy-washy and senile performance with that of his predecessor, who expressed verve and interest, and who wasted not a moment in telling the press exactly what he though of them.

      The leader of the free world, my arse.


  5. StewGreen says:

    BBC twitter is strongly pushing a MishalHusain interview with the mother of those 2 black girls murdered in a London park last year
    ‘Daughters’ deaths not as urgent because of race’

    tweets say ‘there was no huge outcry until Sarah Everhard, cos those victims were black’

    Nope each case has it’s own dynamics and coverage usually dies down due to sub judice
    And this case young black guy Danyal Hussein was charged and is awaiting trial
    The racism is that libmob don’t want to appear to be against special victimhood group perps, but will against white perps.

    BTW in many photos one daughter looks very white.

    Also tweeted by @HarryFarls “Senior journalist @BBCNews Religion & ethics with @MartinBashir”.
    .. Lammy also tweeted it as well


  6. Tabs says:

    Slight Covid uptick in older school children in England

    I posted a comment saying “Might also be “a slight uptick” infections rates at the Batley Grammar School gate. Those Muslim parents need to be careful as covid is “racist” and attacks BAMEs more.”

    Someone else posted “Reported and about to be deleted you racist.”

    My comment was removed seconds later.
    I don’t understand the rules about who and who cannot can say covid is racist. Obviously the BBC can say it but why not me?!?


  7. StewGreen says:

    Live another Belfield show


    • StewGreen says:

      Police had promised to return property today
      now they say not possible, that officer is not working today.

      9,500 people were watching the livestream

      Belfield named the BBC barrister
      He’s made a video about her before
      which I guess is why he feels confident in calling her corrupt.
      – 28 Feb 2017 — Senior barrister at the BBC, Nicola Cain has joined RPC as a legal director.

      – 7 Aug 2020 – Partner leaves RPC after ‘extraordinary lapses


      • StewGreen says:

        Breaking : Monday court case put off
        AB says that Notts Police had already got another court case coming against him “on another civil matter”
        .. bit strange he’s never mentioned it before, but that might be lawyers advice.

        Anyways Notts Police have now requested that case be delayed for one month.
        There’s a video but his title is the usual clickbait contradiction https://youtu.be/-CfnrykUa9w

        A couple of points
        #1 Callers said the TSG van probably came from London cos they are the tough team that deal with bombers etc.

        #2 He switched lawyers a year back,
        the first set had accepted a police line “we just made a mistake again”
        The second set had said don’t believe that cos it’s a cover for malicious stuff.

        He mentioned that a BBC insider had tried to get 17 of his videos banned from YouTube
        And that has implications cos YouTube normally bans the whole channel after 3 strikes.
        Actually I already knew that all of the AB videos about the BBC £1,000 that was take for one thing and then given to charity instead of being returned, are unavailable and mostly marked “subject to defamation claim”
        I’d guessed that BBC lawyers were claiming that Vine had been defamed personally.
        AFAIK AB always quoted Vine saying “we gave the money away”, meaning “we the BBC team”
        Eventually Vine after many requests quoted an FOI saying that Vine had never personally touched the money.
        AB has in the past directly accused Vine of saying he’d never heard of the £1,000, and that that must be a lie.


        • StewGreen says:

          A Belfield point I forgot
          #4 A number of callers suggested that when police do these weird raids
          i. It’s to intimidate
          ii. It’s to plant evidence or listening devices, or a tracker on your car etc
          … to interrogate your cars tracking data to see where you’ve been

          That seem a bit conspiracy theory
          Your tracking is all in your phone
          but you can choose to have GPS switched off and switching off your phone altogether would leave them without even cell tower data.
          If someone spotted the police had hidden a device in your house
          then that would be such a huge problem for police.


    • Tabs says:

      I’ve only heard of Alex Belfield in the last few days. In a couple of sentences can someone please explain what his gripe with the BBC is. All the videos of his I have looked, he just keeps repeating the same “BBC lied and I can prove it” multiple times.


  8. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – in which I detect a slight Labour Party bias

    Jonny’Staccato’ Dymond in the chair as the Montacutie has disappeared for her long weekend. Agonising listening to the halting speech – why don’t the BBC train Jonny to do it properly? Perhaps like James Naughtie was rumoured to have done, Jonny has refused any further training.

    Anyway, the China ‘sanctions’ on various MPs and UK citizens are the subject for this programme. Contributors Christopher Tugenhadt (Con) and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House with Lisa Nandy (Lab). The telephone line to the Conservative MP failed, now, there’s a thing!, and Lisa Nandy told a porkie that Jonny Dymond missed challenging her on – there’s another thing!

    Lisa Nandy claimed that the Tories were very cosy with China, talking tough in the House but doing business deals whenever no-one was looking and this had been going on for ten years. Ten years? TEN YEARS? It has being going on for nearly 24 years and which Party was in government from mid-1997 to 2010?

    Oh yes, the Labour Party.


    • Beltane says:

      Go back another 180+ years and you’ll find we had a hand in the Opium Wars of the period too, on a strictly business basis of course.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Not to mention the Boxer Rebellion, Beltane, at the end of 19th and start of 20th century. Then there was 1948 when a missionary schoolfriend of my Dad’s ended up in clink in China, just like Geoffrey T. Bull.


  9. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – in which I detect a little dementia/memory loss on the part of Auntie

    The subject turned to the Ever Given-a-nudge-on-the-tiller or helm and regretted it? Robin Knox-Johnston was introduced to the programme as the man who was the first to sail single-handedly around the world. First? FIRST? Ahem! Cough! Splutter! Some of us remember Sir Francis Chichester being the first to do that in 1966/67.

    What. Jonny. should. have. said. in. introducing. Sir. Robin. was. that. he. was. the. first. person. to. single. -handedly. sail. non. -stop. around. the. world. That’s enough stops from you, Jonny or anyone, sailing or not.


    • StewGreen says:

      RKJ was first NON-Stop
      1966-67 Francis Chichester
      “Knox-Johnson was first to do it without stopping anywhere a few years later ”


  10. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #3 – in which I detect some further BBC bias in favour of the Labour Party.

    All this week the programme and Sarah Montague have been looking forward to the end of Lockdown restrictions and have been considering not just what they might do (Sarah partying with Martha Kearney at the pub?) but what could be improved because the virus has shown up inequalities in the UK, blah, blah, blah. Yes, especially Beeboids who have been able to pocket colossal pay-packets courtesy of the TV Licence Fee-payer. Not mentioned.

    It has been interesting who has contributed regularly to this multi-part feature in the programme Monday to Friday this week. Jonathan Powell, Labour Party adviser and Chief of Staff to Tony Blair while Blair was PM. Sir Michael Marmot – he did work on health for the Labour Government 1997-2010. David Willetts was a previous Conservative Party Minister and was another contributor. It might be fair to say the as a Minister, particularly after 2010, David Willetts continued or enhanced Labour policies while being part of a Conservative-led Coalition government. He could be said to be ‘of the soft-Left’.

    Sir William Beveridge got mentioned a lot. Dead. But briefly a Liberal Party politician. All this week, the programme has pointed to the changes effected following his 1942 report, made by a Labour Government under Clement Attlee as PM in 1945.

    Strangely, Before Beveridge Came (see what I did there?) about, no social reforms had ever taken effect before, especially under the wicked, evil, harsh ‘Toreees’ when they were in government. There was no mention of Mass-Observation from 1937 onwards or the government of the day, a Conservative Party-led Coalition.

    Funny, that.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Seems the only way of finding out what is going on in the Reich EU now is via France 24 or RT

      For instance Germany has just placed France on the ‘danger ‘ list because of the Rate of Covid . …

      And I guess the BBC won’t be promoting to Alex Salmond Alba party too much – nice to see the ‘braveheart ‘ vote being split – unless – of course – it’s a clever ploy in the run up to the election ….


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, according to the Beeb, Mutti is thinking of closing the German borders. No danger then of Panzers escaping the Zoo.

        “Ah ha ha, you Englunders alvays vit ze little jokes. You vill be ze first to be schott. Vot ist your name?”


    • Fedup2 says:

      They never explain what Beveridge really said – but hold it up as a kind of golden reference book .

      As for willetts – somewhere along the line he ‘got turned ‘ and I’d stick him in the box with comrade Corbyn . I heard him say how the elderly were being treated unfairly better than ‘young families ‘…best not tell those on the receiving end of care home fees or social care , …

      … an old willetts would have said – if you can’t afford the kids give don’t have them and don’t expect the State to be the ‘daddy ‘…


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, yes, you are right on that attitude to Beveridge. No mention of what came before, after WW1 for example..

        Thing is, Fed, Willetts is a strange bird. He tried to excuse his hike in University tuition fees by saying “Of course, it’s not a real debt. It’s not like a credit card debt.” Yet, on the other hand, he’s on the Board of Surrey Satellite Technology and is something of a spokesperson for them.


  11. Beltane says:

    Latest F1 news is that Verstappen and Russel could replace Hamilton and Bottas at Mercedes. It would be nice to hope that this signals a return to the correct team car livery of silver, something established over decades and never previously affected by dubious political posturing, even at the height of Nazi propaganda.
    As for Hamilton, reports suggest that he could well be behind the wheel of the new BLM, a car to which he has devoted time and energy at design and development stages. Powered uniquely by hot air it is also said to have violent handling characteristics.


  12. Nibor says:

    Are the Muslim protestors upset about the Chinese authorities treatment of fellow Muslim Uighurs ..or cartoons ?


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Nibor : Exactly re China. As per Yugoslavia. The British government/ the “west’ stands up for Muslims and tries to help them and still they hate us.


    • Beltane says:

      Asked the same question all of the muslims present refused to be drawn.


  13. s.trubble says:

    Be interesting to see how the bBC (white elephant) Scotland handles this ALBA party ….Salmond wont miss them if they try to starve him of oxygen while promoting Comrade Krankie.

    also throw George Galloway into the mix and the Ruskies will be spoilt for choice/ in who to meddle with!!

    Poor auld Brigadoon…..all we ever wanted was Cambletown Loch
    full of whisky.

    PS Galloway has stolen the early pace with a vision of 100,s of thousands of Unionists heading south after independence with
    our mattresses strapped to our backs!!

    Michty me as they say up here!


  14. digg says:

    50 Pakistani men turn up outside an English school and threaten a young teacher with death threats for insulting a mediaeval cult religion, so the police put him in hiding.

    What a bloody state this land has become thanks to the liberal loonies.

    These men should be arrested, interrogated and charged with threatening behaviour. Any without full paperwork should be despatched back to Pakistan with immediate effect.

    If the powers that be cave in on this it is just the beginning of chaos.

    Robinson did time for trying to tell people what is happening for Christ’s sake!

    It has to be understood that these people will not stop until they are in power and can impose their third world cult on the whole country.


    • Tabs says:

      I think they already have imposed their third world cult on the whole country. The teacher is suspended as if he did something wrong.

      If you google “muhammad cartoon” and show the search results to someone else you get an idea of what little it takes to lose your job and be in lifelong fear of your head being cut off to the chants of Allah Akbar.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      You can mock Jesus Christ, you can mock our armed forces, you can mock our Royal Family, you can mock our culture etc. etc. and you will get not even so much as a reprimand but if you mock the iconic boss of the religion of peace you could well lose your life. That is not fake news it’s a demonstrable fact.
      As the man once opined it’s like witnessing a country busily engaged in building it’s own funeral pyre. He was right and his gainsayers of which I was one, were wrong. We are still throwing it all away.


  15. G.W.F. says:

    Salmond launches the Alba Party so there will be two Scotch independence parties.

    Here is a question. Which Party will Labour and the BBC choose to sink with?



  16. Fedup2 says:

    I’ve decided to start my own Scottish Independence Party . I will be holding a press conference but all questions must be forwarded a day in advance so that someone can write the answer and can rehearse . ……


  17. Beltane says:

    Just about this time last year if memory serves the BBC were regularly holding up Germany as a model of probity and efficient crisis management. Our own stumbling testing programs and PPE procurement were ridiculed along with the government, only the NHS – a Labour Party dream become reality, apparently – could save us from self destruction.
    Now with the possibility of 100,000 cases a day threatening the Fourth Reich, how will our patriotic presenters handle all the angst?


  18. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    9pm …. 6 part series about Churchill
    How will Channel5 shield themselves shield themselves from accusations of imperialism ?
    … maybe try calling him a racist


  19. StewGreen says:

    BBC4 Elton John night 7-11pm


  20. StewGreen says:

    From today, the Irregulars on Netflix
    about a group of mixed raced teens solving supernatural mysteries in London
    under the guidance of a black Dr. Watson
    and Sherlock Holmes (still white)



    • BRISSLES says:

      Refuse to watch it on principle. Sherlock was white, end of. (my personal favourite 1) Jeremy Brett 2) Basil Rathbone 3) Benedict Cumberbund


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Bbc 6pm news

    Item on a coloured woman with a chip over the amount of media attention the double killing of two female family members got – in comparison to the white woman on wandsworth common .

    Apparently coloured wimmin are at the bottom of the pecking order ….

    Just a winge broadcast by the very broadcaster which went over the top on tje wandsworth killing .

    No discussion on the ‘ lottery ‘of attention the MSM give cases . So many pass without note – whatever the colour or sex

    And for some reason some become an industry .

    Naturally particular horrible killings get full attention – but the media does what it does .

    Sadly next of kin only find that out when directly involved

    Btw – this case was pending trial so i thought they trod close to the edge of contempt reporting an aspect of it .

    Be mad if the accused got off because of the BBC would t it !?


    • BRISSLES says:

      I had to resort to watching Bargain Hunt, as the main news channels were insistent on interviewing those with a victim obsession. I gave up when a 16 year old was having her say about creating a petition to make education include sex education, and how boys and men should be better educated in their treatment of wimmin.

      Jeeez when I was 16 and I didn’t get wolf whistled I sulked for a week ! All this conversation that ‘men are animals’ is crackers ! most men have undergone a transformation since my Dad’s day ! They’ve become feminised to the nth degree, they use more cosmetics than the average woman, they no longer possess a deep timbred voice that get women drooling, and where are all the 6 footers gone !


      • Fedup2 says:

        Bris – I have missed my manicure ( personicure ?) and waxing … the tendency of some young girls dress provocatively but not to expect a reaction must be a whole area of sociology …

        Apparently public school boys are the current media target for their behaviour toward nearby girls – guess is an MPs offspring is going to land up being ‘named ‘…


    • Foscari says:

      Fedup- It looked like to me that BIG BROTHER from the
      diversity department of the BBC had complete control
      over the contents of the 6PM TV national news this evening.
      Firstly we had the 50th anniversary of the State of
      Bangladesh. We then had the Batley Muslims up in arms
      over the teacher daring to teach the kids what happened
      in Paris to the employees of Charlie Hebdo. I better not
      mention the name of a 7th century pedophile war lord
      who came up with a terrific idea for a new religion. I may be
      The next “feature” was the one you write about. But I suppose
      it’s sub judice to say to much about it. Other than the fact
      that whilst having the greatest sympathy for the two sisters
      and their family it’s a fact that one of the reasons there
      was not a lot of news coverage as compared to the
      Clapham Common tragedy is that certain sections of the
      black ethnic community don’t take BLM as seriously
      when mattering about the lives of their black brothers and
      sisters when they are murdering each other , on quite a regular basis.
      Oh I forger to mention the whitey feature which was a prominent
      story as well. A Major General in the army fiddled his expenses
      to the tune of a good few thousand pounds to pay for
      his kids school fees. I want to congratulate you BIG BROTHER
      for a terrific example of virtue signalling . However I can
      see how Simon McCoy wanted to get away from reading
      this educational news for the unwashed, from his auto cue.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Very much the art of seeing what they leave out as much as the tedious racial box ticking they do now – which is why I’ve diversified when I look for news.

        At least then you go to RT or France 24 you know they are going to represent their respective nations’ in a good light . Whereas the BBC does the opposite . How did that happen?

        Anyway – a busy thread so I’m putting up the weekend one in a bit …


  22. Guest Who says:

    Who checks Snopes?


  23. Northern Voter says:

    Reading the dailies on line (I won’t buy one), I noticed a story about a 20 month old child who died in YWCA housing in Brighton. Apparently the mother, a 20 year old, went to London and the Midlands on a 6 day birthday binge. She left the child in the accommodation without food or water. The YWCA do not inspect the accommodation whilst it is tenanted and there was no supervision from Social Services.

    I don’t know if it has graced the BBC yet, but may not due to the colour of the single mother.


  24. Nibor says:

    I caught the tale end of The Now Show .

    Satire of a BBC satire will always be funnier , because basically the BBC “comedies “start from a very low base – they aren’t funny .

    So there was an anti Trump and anti Brexit sneer , a “ comedian “ who told us he was black and Britain is racist , and a women singer who would be funnyish in a pub after several beers but obviously a failure if script written, rehearsed , and purports to be professional.

    I think pimps in Soho have higher business probity than the BBC .


    • taffman says:

      Al Beeb don’t do comedy .


    • StewGreen says:

      Dane Baptiste the black comedian ?
      “@DaneBaptweets and @JanineHarouni provide the stand up and @rachelparris sings a romantic ode to AstraZeneca

      Voices from @LukeKempner and Chiara Goldsmith
      ( @roisinandchiara )”


  25. Up2snuff says:

    I cannot remember whether this should be a TOADY Watch or a TWatO Watch – I have just been reminded that it is 50 years since Bangladesh became independent. The attitude of the BBC was that it was awful colonialism and imperial subjugation that Bangladesh escaped from 50 years ago. No, that happened in 1947, twenty-four years before 1971.

    Did the BBC deliberately set out to deceive? Yes, it is possible that they wanted to demonstrate their ‘wokeness’ to the Socialists of every colour all over again.

    But far more likely it could be age related memory loss. The BBC forgot that Bangladesh used to be East Pakistan and the Bengalis wished in 1970 and 1971 to escape the rule of West Pakistan.

    Immediately an awful war took place between the former East and West Pakistan. Interestingly, within a few months lots of those awful white men and others intervened to stop the suffering and bring about peace. Compare and contrast with the conflict in Syria reaching its tenth anniversary this year.


  26. Fedup2 says:

    If you enjoy blood sports watch the free weekly soectator tv show with brillo interviewed andy adonis and giving him a number of extra orifaces because of wrong comments he has made over the vaccines .,.


  27. StewGreen says:

    Tracy Brabin is standing for election that will put her in charge of Batley Police
    She put out a statement
    She stated she was “pleased” that the school had recognised the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad was “inappropriate” and that the school had apologised to the Muslim community.

    She didn’t do anything about condemning realistic death threats against the teacher.

    Her statement adapted 18 hours later


    • Rich says:


      Just watched the 18 Republican Senators who are visiting the US-Mexico border gives their assessment of the ongoing and escalating immigrant crisis there.

      They didn’t miss Biden and hit the wall. Similarly his decision to appoint Harris to sort it out, who at one time compared ICE to the KKK, was met with unanimous contempt, as was the medias lack of honest coverage and their blatant attempt to make the situation appear to be a legacy of Trump rather than the fault of the current Democratic administration.

      It was live on YouTube. Nothing on the bBbc that I can see.


  28. StewGreen says:

    BBC groupthink overflows into most UK media
    Times culture Guide feature
    – TV review : Netflix version of Sesame Street with Michelle Obama
    – Double page feature The British-Nigerian artist
    about reappraising empire and his prestigious art award
    His art is kinda weird.

    Theatre recommendation
    “Green issues are at the heart of the first production from the
    DonmarWarehouse’s community-based project
    Music : 1 page article on Terence Trent’s D;Arby’s life in Milan.

    Book reviews : 1 page on Mark Carney’s autobiography which says he sees himself as a future Green PM of Canada
    ends “If he want to be PM he will need to learn to speak like a human”


  29. StewGreen says:

    Planet Defenders: CBBC to air children’s show on nature and the climate crisis
    Six films by six conservationists will each explore an endangered species or issue

    more on http://bishophill.squarespace.com/unthreaded
    at Mar 26, 2021 at 7:41 PM by Mark H


  30. StewGreen says:

    Paul Homewood :One of the curious things about the BBC
    is how their Scottish operation fawns over the SNP so much
    This time they have published a grossly disingenuous article about renewables there,
    which goes on to put most of the credit on Scotland’s climate targets:

    “38% of Scottish generation in total was exported to England last year,”
    The trick is that the English are paying vast sums for infrastructure to be able to import this leccy
    and this cost is not imposed on the Scots.



  31. Guest Who says:

    The Graun and BBC can be comfortably relied upon in this regard.


  32. G.W.F. says:

    Guest Who

    Although I greatly fear the inevitable conquest of Britain by the followers of Mo, one thing fills me with cheer is the rewards handed out to the lefties and Guardian writers. Because our conquerors will not expect their minds to be filled with Guardian beliefs.